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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s New Bop

Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande unleashed their new song “Rain on Me” today and I dig it. This thing builds! It’s the second song from Gaga’s upcoming album Chromatica, which is slated for release on May 29.

-Meanwhile, Scooter Braun says Ariana Grande still suffers from PTSD following the horrific Manchester Arena bombing.

Demi Lovato‘s quarantine relationship with Max Ehrich seems to be going strong.

Lana Del Rey has responded to the backlash of her trying to defend herself by calling out artists like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Doja Cat for “being sexy, wearing no clothes [and] cheating … without being crucified.” She’s since doubled down on her comments, saying “This is sad to make it about a WOC issue when I’m talking about my favorite singers. I could’ve literally said anyone but I picked my favorite fucking people.” She added, “When I said people who look like me—I meant the people who don’t look strong or necessarily smart, or like they’re in control etc. it’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for white woman—thanks for the Karen comments tho. V helpful.” Yeah, pointing out that people are calling you a Karen doesn’t negate your Karenism.

Megan Fox posted about Lana’s comments and then quickly deleted it. She wasn’t wrong, though.

Ryan Murphy is talking nonsense again (and it also feels really disrespectful of Cory Monteith‘s memory to fantasy-cast replace him).

Hailey Bieber denied plastic surgery accusations, blaming “crazy” photo editing for an unnatural photo of her face that was shared on Instagram.

-Also, she let Justin do her makeup — and he did pretty well.

Kelly Ripa has been keeping it on the DL that she’s been riding out the quarantine with her family in the Caribbean.

Salman Rushdie getting pissy on Twitter about the NYT review of his book feels peak 2020.

Chris Pratt accidentally deleted 51,000 emails, which seems kind of freeing, TBH.

Cara Delevingne directed a Rainsford music video starring Kaia Gerber and Gregg Sulkin. It looks like they’re playing house, which is probably not the vibe they were all going for.

-Should we all be watching “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook“?

-The 100’s final season began this week but the fandom is melting down instead of celebrating because of all the bts bs. Script leaks, the lead actor seemingly being left out of promotional materials, the showrunner crapping on a popular ship — it’s all a mess.

-Here’s our first look at BBC’s new lockdown comedy, Staged, starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen.

This is a fascinating article on how the original screenwriter of Yesterday, Jack Barth, was allegedly steamrolled by Richard Curtis.

-The Lovebirds, starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, was supposed to debut in theatres but it is now dropping this weekend on Netflix and the reviews are mostly good.

-I don’t really understand anything that’s happening in the trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet, but I’m here for John David Washington‘s face and Robert Pattinson‘s jaunty scarf. This was supposed to come out this summer, but there’s a conspicuous lack of a release date mentioned in this.

Florence Pugh Defends Relationship with Zach Braff

Florence Pugh is fighting back after she posted a birthday message for Zach Braff and people immediately commented on their age differene: “I do not need you to tell me who I should or should not love and I would never in my life — ever ever — tell anyone who they can or cannot love. It is not your place, and really it has nothing to do with you.”

Lady Gaga covers InStyle and says she’s “very excited” to start a family: “I look forward to being a mom. Isn’t it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it’s our job to keep it alive. It’s so funny — everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, ‘Welcome to the Womb!'”

Cardi B is partnering with Fashion Nova to give away $1,000 every hour until May 20.

-Also, Halsey donated 100,000 face masks to four California hospitals.

George and Amal Clooney donated more than $1 million to coronavirus relief efforts.

Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig star in a quarantine soap opera skit titled The Longest Days of Our Lives.

Jake Gyllenhaal says Heath Ledger refused to do the opening at the 2007 Academy Awards because producers wanted to stick in a homophobic joke about Brokeback Mountain. “I was sort of at the time, ‘Oh, okay… whatever.’ I’m always like, ‘It’s all in good fun.’ And Heath said, ‘It’s not a joke to me – I don’t want to make any jokes about it.’ That’s the thing I loved about Heath. He would never joke. Someone wanted to make a joke about the story or whatever, he was like, ‘No. This is about love. Like, that’s it, man. Like, no.’ ”

Jodie Turner-Smith is my favourite person on Twitter because of stuff like this.

Justin Timberlake did Hot Ones. I couldn’t make it through the whole interview because there’s no way I can suffer through a half hour of JT, but good for him for giving Nardwuar a shout out.

-SNL is returning with a new, remotely produced episode this Saturday.

Nicole Richie was on Naomi Campbell’s daily “talk show” and she reminisced about sticking her hand up a cow’s butt during an episode of The Simple Life: “The pressure of going inside the cow? That feeling will never leave my body.”

-Exes Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are taking conscious uncoupling to the next level: they’re self-isolating together with their kids.

-There’s a new Gourmet Makes! Claire tries to recreate Cadbury creme eggs.

Jimmy Fallon gets introspective in a new Vulture interview and says it will be a long, long, long time before The Tonight Show could be the same again. And it may never be.

Wills and Kate hired the Sussexs’ former Instagram manager.

The Strokes are dropping a new album tomorrow and early reviews are glowing.

-The New Yorker profiled Fran Lebowitz on how she’s been handling social distancing and every quote is a gem. My favourite: “I hate to cook. I find it incredibly tedious. Last night, I was peeling a cucumber and I was infuriated. Like, why am I peeling this cucumber? Why am I not in a restaurant, where they know how to peel a cucumber, and where I’m not doing it?” My other favourite: “Until this happened I was one of the few people still shaking hands, because people were hugging….I was so shocked when hugging started. I thought, Are you out of your mind? I would put my hand out and people would go in for a hug. This is when someone’s introducing you to someone. I think it would be great if hugging stopped. Hugging apparently is less virus-producing than shaking hands, but hugging is its own kind of contagion.” I feel seen.

-I missed the news that Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting their second child. Yay for them!

Joaquin Phoenix‘s GQ cover story is just a mashup of a bunch of old interviews. I know everyone’s social distancing but phoners are still a thing.

-Modern Family bowed out last night with its highest ratings in three years.

-I’ve downloaded Quibi but haven’t really watched anything yet. I have, however, listened to the Extra Hot Great podcast and this rant about Liam Hemsworth‘s new show, Most Dangerous Game.

-The trailer for Netflix’s The Half of It looks wonderful. A straight-A student who’s coming to terms with the fact she’s gay becomes best friends with a popular jock.

Chris Evans’s Prickly Profile

Chris Evans esquire

-Oof, this Esquire profile on Chris Evans is really hard to read, mostly because it’s so clear that there’s no love lost between the interviewer and the subject.

Lady Gaga was on Fallon last night talking about raising money and during the show she called up Apple CEO Tim Cook to confirm on the spot that he will indeed commit to a donation of $10 million. I also love how she very clearly recognizes her privilege. “I know the difference between the fight that I’m in and the fight that other people are in and we’re here to be of service and here to help.” If you didn’t like her before, the way she’s rallied donations during all this ($35 million and counting!) is sure to change your mind.

Cardi B donated 20,000 bottles of meal supplements to New York City healthcare workers.

Tracy Morgan was on the Today Show and ended up talking about Coronavirus sex role-playing with his wife. Honestly though, what did they expect when they invited him on?!

Matthew McConaughey hosted a virtual bingo game for residents at a senior living home in Texas and it was wonderful.

-This video of Michael Shannon remotely cooking fried chicken with the Bon Appetite kitchen is a delight.

Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford hosted an IG Live chat, and it was kind of great.

-Stop hugging fans, Matt Damon! (I mean, it’s very sweet but I’m worried about you.)

-Schitt’s Creek is coming to an end tonight. This is a great interview with Dan Levy on the show’s evolution.

-TV shows are starting to get creative while production has shut down. CBS’ All Rise is planning a coronavirus-themed episode that will be remotely filmed using Zoom, Facetime, and WebX.

-Meanwhile, with TV production not set to resume anytime soon, the network TV pipeline is drying up and we’re looking at the possibility of no new scripted TV for the rest of the year. At the very least, the traditional Fall TV season isn’t going to happen since most pilots haven’t even been shot yet.

-Quibi launched this week to mixed-to-poor reviews, despite the loads of shows and big-name stars attached. The technology isn’t ground-breaking, none the scripted shows have wowed critics, and the only offerings that seem to be getting ok reviews are the unscripted ones. Here’s a ranking of the biggest shows. It’s launched with a 90-day free trial.

-If you have Amazon Prime, Vulture did a good list of the 100 best movies they have available to stream.  I’m going to catch up on all the indie movies I’ve missed recently, like  The Farewell, Fast Color, Honey Boy, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Meek’s Cutoff and Paterson. I’m also going to watch A Simple Favor for the fifth time because it makes me happy.

-Netflix is planning to host a Tiger King special reunion episode.

-Here’s the trailer for Chris Hemsworth‘s action thriller Extraction, dropping on Netflix April 24.