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Taylor Swift’s New Song Gets Mixed Reviews

-I’ve watched Taylor Swift’s new video a trillion times already today because the song is catchy as hell (despite the critics — The Atlantic called it “everything wrong with pop,” Stereogum called it “hollow” and “lazy,” Vulture said it’s “cute but cloying,” and The Independent called it “toothless.”) But what’s the clue she supposedly embedded in the video? Is she engaged?

-Speaking of engagement speculation, Mindy Kaling’s Beyonce audition is very funny but is that a ring we see?!

-Our long national nightmare may finally be over: it looks like Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson have split.

-High School Musical actress Monique Coleman recalled the time when Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron got into such a bad fight on set that they shut down production for a day.

-This is a fascinating, sprawling conversation with Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern, in which Stewart talks about her sexuality (“It’s easier to have a longer conversation that requires patience, versus f*cking five years ago, when people were demanding that I come out as gay. And I was like, ‘Dude, how do you know? I don’t even know!'”) and Dern reveals how they grew close while filming JT Leroy (“When we had social time, Kristen adopted my teenage son, who is obsessed with her. They became besties. That made it easier. I had a built-in nanny, co-star, love interest — an all-in-one”).

-More and more US outlets are starting to cover the Prince William affair rumours. The latest: The Cut.

-There were lots of very good takes published today on the recent trend of celebrities confusing criticism with personal attacks, including from Variety, Buzzfeed and Slate.

-Oh and Micheal Che is still whining (and confusing Variety with a blog).

Bradley Cooper taught Ellen some Italian curse words on today’s show.

-I can only assume that Felicity Huffman is just *thrilled* that pal Vanessa Williams is talking to the press about their post-arrest text exchange.

Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual assault trial has been postponed to September 9. Welp, that’s gonna make for an interesting TIFF.

-Avengers: Endgame is already tearing up all the record books with a $140M-$150M opening day, blasting away Star Wars: Force Awakens’ record first day of $119.1M. This thing is tracking for an opening weekend of at least $315M — and could make $1B worldwide.

-Everyone’s really worried about what’s going to happen in the crypts this weekend on Game of Thrones, but this fan theory is great.

George and Amal Clooney throw epic pizza parties, according to Adam Sandler, who attended one with Jennifer Aniston when they were shooting in Italy. “They made us homemade pizza. It was an amazing time. I sat next to Bono. It was a great day…Every time I’m with Jennifer something great happens because everybody loves Jennifer and I tend to stay at home and do nothing.” I kind of love that Aniston seemed to get Clooney in the split with Pitt.

-Also, Sandler and Aniston have teamed up again for a Netflix movie. At least it seems like they got a cool paid vacation out of it?

Kit Harington Comes To Terms With Game of Thrones’ Ending

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-In his Variety cover story, Kit Harington talks about the finale season of Game of Thrones (“Balls out, I think is the term. [HBO] could have easily set the same budget as they did for season 7, but they went bigger”), his infamous Jon Snow haircut, and how emotional he and his castmates got on their final day of shooting (“I saw [Peter Dinklage] just break down”).

Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson are still going strong. Somehow.

Nina Dobrev gets her groove back in Shawn Mendes’ new video.

-After a few months of increasingly disturbing reportsWendy Williams revealed that she’s been living in a sober house: “You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. And I never went to a place to get the treatment.”

-We have another bad Once Upon A Time In Hollywood poster, this one featuring Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate.

Taron Egerton says he and Richard Madden got “blind drunk” before their Carpool Karaoke segment.

-Just when I thought I couldn’t get more excited about Hustlers, the Constance Wu/Jennifer Lopez movie about former strip club employees who take down their Wall Street clients, Cardi B just joined the cast! It also stars Lili Reinhart, Keke Palmer, Julia Stiles, Mercedes Ruehl and Trace Lysette.

Jason Sudeikis allowed Ellen Degeneres and his wife Olivia Wilde to cut his hair on TV. He shouldn’t have.

-Jesus. After Netflix cancelled One Day at a Time, Sony TV immediately started to shop it around and was approached by CBS All Access — but a clause in Netflix’s contract prevents the show from moving to another streaming service. So not only did they cancel it while at the same time talking about the need for diverse storytelling, they also made it more difficult for the show to live on. Stuff like that, and this article on Netflix’s monoculture machine, have me worried.

-Also, this is fascinating: the under 34 crowd now watch nearly 50% less TV than in 2010.

-In a show of support for the writers guild, The Wire creator David Simon blasted the practice of agency packaging.

-I haven’t watched Catastrophe’s new season yet, but by all accounts the Carrie Fisher episode is going to kill me.

-CW’s Jane the Virgin spinoff, Jane the Novela, will be an anthology series in which each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane and narrated by the author herself.

-I can’t even look at these pictures of Lupita Nyong’o. Those eyes! Why???

Rachel Bilson is returning to her Fox roots in a new show called Lovestruck.

-David Boreanaz is hinting at an Angel reunion … and I don’t hate it?

-Um, that’s fanfic. This famous author is just writing fanfic.

-Did everyone else cry at the Toy Story 4 trailer, or am I just having a terrible week?

 

Is Charlie Hunnam Cancelled?

-Jesus, Charlie Hunnam. I really didn’t want to end the week badly, but then you went ahead and praised Jordan Peterson in an interview. WHY?!?!?

-This is incredibly sad: One Direction star Louis Tomlinson‘s sister Félicité died of a suspected heart attack. She was only 18.

Soulja Boy was arrested on Friday for violating his parole.

-Look, between the college entry scandal and James Gunn being reinstated as the director of Guardians of Galaxy vol 3, I seriously can’t remember a week with more WTF? breaking news. Gunn returning to the fold is a good thing; his firing was the result of bs outrage manufactured by alt-right douchenozzles.

Insiders tell THR that Marvel/Disney never actually undertook a search for someone to replace the filmmaker and had gone back to Gunn and made a deal…in secret.

-It’s weird to be at the “all my teen crushes now play dads” phase of life. Freddie Prinze Jr. will play Nancy Drew’s hot dad in upcoming CW pilot.

-This is a good article from the NYT’s TV critic about how Netflix is not your friend, no matter how cute their Twitter feed is.

-HBO revealed how long each Game of Thrones season 8 episode will be. Settle in — there will be a buncSoulja Boyh that run 2-hours.

-Yay for Canadian YouTube superstar Lilly Singh, who is getting her own NBC late night talk show!

Lori Loughlin is reportedly being written out of the final season of Fuller House.

-Netflix has finally removed the 2013 Lac-Megantic train derailment footage from Bird Box.

Milo Ventimiglia treated James Corden to a lap dance and Kate Beckinsale got to watch.

Alicia Keys‘ son flirting with Taylor Swift at the iHeart Awards is all kinds of cute.

Julia Roberts rightly believes that a movie like Pretty Woman wouldn’t fly these days: “I don’t think you could make that movie now, right? So many things you could poke a hole in, but I don’t think it takes away from people being able to enjoy it.”

Lily James and Alicia Vikander get married in this clip from the Four Weddings and a Funeral reunion special for Red Nose Day.

-Michelle Yeoh looks amazing in the Master Z trailer!