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Lizzo Talks Body Positivity and Authenticity

Lizzo Essence Magazine cover

Lizzo looks amazing on the cover of Essence! She talks about talks about embracing authenticity: “I made a decision to be myself because I knew I had no choice. Sometimes the label ‘unapologetic’ bothers me because it can be loaded, because it means we have to apologize for something in the first place. I’m not ignorant to the fact that we had to have a demeanor of lowering ourselves culturally just to exist. But I’m trying to shake up the narrative about how we’re supposed to act.”

Robert Pattinson has landed the lead Matt Reeves‘ The Batman. Twitter blew up in outrage over this last night, this makes sense to me. Maybe people only know him from Twilight, but both he and Kristen Stewart have been doing some really interesting films in the last few years. And I’m not worried about him not being able to put on muscle; that’s what trainers are for.

-Ahead of this Sunday’s series finale, I really liked this roundup of female TV critics talking about how the show has failed its women this year.

-This saddens me: Busy Philipps bid a tearful goodbye to her E! talk show. “The most important lesson that we learned here is that it is a marathon, not a sprint, and the real trick is figuring out what the f*ck the marathon is that you’re actually running. And I have to tell you something: Guys, we haven’t even broken a sweat yet.”

-The Joker script sounds bad. Really bad.

-Here’s how that Sarah Michelle Gellar cameo on Big Bang Theory’s finale came together.

Rihanna has slammed the Alabama governor for their terrible abortion ban: “Shame on you!

Billie Eilish knows she made it when Melissa McCarthy starts impersonating her and Julia Roberts wants to hang.

-I dig this dress on Julianne Moore in Cannes.

-Rocketman’s Taron Egerton seems super bland to me but he might be winning me over with his Bryan Singer jabs.

Michael Fassbender and Peter Dinklage, I expect more than you than a Mel Gibson movie! Jamie Foxx…meh, you do you.

-I love that Halle Berry makes a point to stops for black reporters on a red carpet.

-The casting for BBC/HBO’s His Dark Materials (James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda) is pretty damn perfect.

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?

Emma Stone Is Excited As You Are for BTS

-Perpetual fangirl Emma Stone says she “involuntarily screamed” while watching BTS do their sound check for this weekend’s SNL.

Justin Bieber returned to Instagram today to update fans on his struggles, posting “Getting better everyday..bouncing back..I will never stop fighting.”

-Speaking of opening up about mental health on Instagram, Ariana Grande talked about her PTSD and documented her brain scans. She followed up with “Didn’t mean to startle anyone with my brain thingy. it just blew me away.”

-In response to Johnny Depp‘s $50M lawsuit, Amber Heard filed a court motion to dismiss the lawsuit, in which she cites several instances when the actress says he hit her, shoved her, threw cans and glass bottles at her or ripped out her hair.

Maisie Williams calling out Liam Payne on Twitter is life.

-Looks like Ben Affeck and Lindsay Shookus‘ reconciliation didn’t take.

-Now poor Emma Bunton has been dragged into the Scary Spice/Ginger Spice drama.

Donald Glover is not only dropping his movie with Rihanna this weekend, he’ll also be randomly AirDropping free pairs of his Adidas shoes at Coachella.

-Speaking of Coachella, people are convinced that N-SYNC is going to join Ariana Grande during her headlining set.

-Here’s our first look at Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska in Elizabeth BanksCharlie’s Angels update.

-Disney announced details of its new streaming service Disney+ yesterday, and judging but online reaction they hit it out of the park. While Apple’s presentation failed because they held everything back, Disney won but doing the opposite. It’s way cheaper than everyone expected it to me ($6.99/month or $70/year), it will allow you to download content to watch online, and it’s coming with a slew of shows out of the gate, including a live-action Lady and the Tramp, starring Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux, and Jon Favreau‘s The Mandalorian Star Wars series. Shows to be added later include MCU spinoffs The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan), WandaVision (starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany) and the yet-unnamed show about Hawkeye and Kate Bishop, starring Jeremy Renner.

-I didn’t think I’d want a Perry Mason remake but one that stars Tatiana Maslany AND Matthew Rhys?? Well, shit.

-Gearing up for Game of Thrones? Here’s where we left off.

-I can’t believe I made plans on the night that Noah Centineo’s new romcom is on Netflix. What’s wrong with me?!?

-In today’s Star Wars event, they announced the title for Episode IX (it’s The Rise of Skywalker) and dropped the first teaser trailer.

-The Veronica Mars revival will bless our small screens in July.