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-I’m really not down with the styling of her Shape feature, but at this point I’m just grateful that Leighton Meester is landing magazine covers again.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez got engaged this weekend and her ring is reportedly worth $1.4M.

-1D drama: Louis Tomlinson says he stopped being friends with Zayn Malik after Malik didn’t show up when his mom died.

-Wait, Ariana Grande used to date Alicia Florrick‘s son?? And she might be dating him again?

-Congrats to Glee’s Lea Michele, who got married on Saturday.

-I love this story about a reporter asking a publicist if he could interview Ben Mendelsohn (despite him not being on the Captain Marvel press tour), and then having Mendelsohn call him to chat 10 minutes later.

-Meanwhile, Captain Marvel did even better than expected, raking in $455M US globally, including $153M in North America. Also, Brie Larson popped into a few theatres this weekend to surprise fans.

-I never thought we’d have a beef between Drake and Paul Anka, but here we are.

-In an IG post this weekend, Justin Bieber asked fans to pray for him as he revealed his recent struggles with depression.

-This entire interview with Regina King is worth a read (Support the Girls is a movie I missed last year but really want to see because I’ve only heard raves), but this bit about whether or not her pal Tiffany Haddish was telling the truth about her other pal Sanaa Lathan biting Beyonce is gold: “Let me tell you something: I could tap your leg with my foot and Tiffany would retell it as me kicking you. She’s a comedian. She can make a story, know what I mean?”

-Speaking of interviews worth your time, speaking to Vulture John Mulaney revealed he fired Louis C.K.’s former manager Dave Becky, who represents a lot of comedians, a soon as the CK article came out in the NYT, but didn’t make a statement about it. “I didn’t feel I had anything that noble to add, and issuing a simple statement of one sentence that I fired Dave seemed evasive and honestly an unhelpful use of everyone’s time and taking up oxygen.” Also, when asked about making the comedy industry safer for women, he had the perfect answer: “I have a lot of thoughts and opinions on many things. I don’t think my thoughts and opinions matter in any way compared to the women who have been directly affected by these actions. I say this not at all to be evasive, but just to not talk anymore as a male in comedy who has not had to experience this. Other people should. Women’s opinions matter, and mine does not.”

Taika Waititi is adapting Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits for TV and I like all of those things!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle learned how to make maple taffy on snow during a visit to Canada House in London today.

-The fact that Aidy Bryant‘s new Hulu show Shrill is being compared to Better Things can only be a good thing.

-Last night, the Olivia Wilde-directed teen comedy Booksmart premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and people LOVED it. The reviews are glowing and the trailer looks great.

George Clooney Was Having “The Best Time Of His Life” At Met Gala

George Clooney apparently had some very drunk fun at the Met Gala afterparty. (FF to 1 min, 30 secs)

Letitia Wright was also having the best time.

Taylor Swift opened her Reputation tour by talking about being “bullied” by Kim Kardashian: “A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on.” So that’s the way she wants to play it, huh?

Lea Michele‘s engagement posts have been a little over the top, but it’s still very cute that she asked Jonathan Groff to be her maid of honor.

-Holy Christ, how is Johnny Depp still getting roles? He allegedly attacks a crew member? He hires his friends for parts? He takes over the director’s job? This whole story is trash.

-Ooh boy. Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa posted a photo of her and her boyfriend Aundre Dean at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. She promptly got a response from Dean’s wife, who is pregnant with their second child.

-Streaming numbers of Beyonce and Kanye West‘s albums on Jay Z‘s music platform Tidal have been manipulated, allowing the stars excessive royalty payouts, according to a new report. This follows a lot of blind items about Tidal that have popped up over the last couple of years.

Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, for her new Facebook series. Jada recalled a time she was rude to Sheree: “Will Smith let me have it! His take was, ‘That is Trey’s mother, and that’s just not your place.'”

-This look at Hollywood paydays is insane. Sandra Bullock made at least $10 million for her voice role in Minions.  Robert Downey Jr got $10 million for his appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

-This is so effing savvy: Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson added a $1 million “social-media fee” to his multimillion-dollar movie salary. If the studio wants him to tweet about a movie, they gotta pay up.

-Despite strong reviews for Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff’s performances, Broadway’s revival of Children of a Lesser God has struggled to sell tickets and is closing early. Jackson’s IG post about it is predictably gracious and wonderful.

-Wow. Ryan Murphy is donating 100 percent of profits from his new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations.

-Meanwhile, people are really angry that Murphy is eyeing a new series tentatively titled Consent, which would tackle Hollywood predators like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.  Yes, I would prefer to see a woman lead this, but I’m not going to get too worked up over a hypothetical series. Call me when it gets a season pickup.

-Speaking of pickups, NBC just ordered new sitcoms produced by Mike Schur (Parks & Rec, The Good Place) and Amy Poehler. CBS picked up two comedies, and as well as Dick Wolf‘s FBI and the Murphy Brown revival. Interestingly for a network that has been traditionally super white, two of their new shows will have black leads (including one produced by Harry Styles).

Childish Gambino‘s record-breaking “This Is America” video hits 50 million views in mere days.

-Meanwhile, between his new video and his SNL episode, Donald Glover is basically winning May. I’m very interested to see how prickly he’ll be during the Solo press tour. I can’t take another New Yorker profile like this one.

-Also, he totally steals the show in this new Solo clip.

-I dig Nathan Fillion, but I follow him on Insta and this is not what his face looks like anymore.

-Rose McGowan is on the cover of THR, and she talks about how the press treats her. “If I was Reese Witherspoon, would I be treated like I am? The answer is no. But [the press] feels I’m fair game. I think it’s because [Weinstein] paid off the media for 20 years to savage me.”

Cate Blanchett is crushing it at Cannes so far. A reporter asked whether the #MeToo movement would change the industry and festival — and she prompted her male jury members to speak up first.

Terry Gilliam is having a terrible week. He’s still waiting to hear if his long-delayed film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote would finally be screened at Cannes this weekend or if it will be tied up in legal delays. And he just suffered a mini-stroke.

-Grimes is dating Elon Musk? Huh.

Armie Hammer apparently just found out about Iran-Contra Affair? I feel old.  (Also, I would watch this.)

Annette Bening in talks to join Captain Marvel which is great because she’s boss, but didn’t they already start filming in back in March? Adding castmembers to movies already in production freaks me out.

Jordan Peele’s next movie is called US, and Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss are in talks to star.  Just take my money already!

-This is a great piece on how superhero movies make publicists of us all.

-Oh no. Scott Hutchison, the lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit, has been reported missing. I like them.

Gabrielle Union‘s excitement over rosé gummy bears in this interview makes me love her even more.

-This was one of my fave sequences on TV last year. The fact that Pamela Adlon planned the whole thing without her TV daughter knowing about it beforehand makes it even more awesome.

13 Reasons Why’s season 2 trailer is all about justice for Hannah. “I thought this whole thing was going to be over,” says Clay. So did I, kid.

Jeff Goldblum narrates the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer.

Rachel Lindsay Named ABC’s First Black Bachelorette

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Rachel Lindsay has just been cast as the first black Bachelorette and people have lots of opinions, ranging from it’s beyond overdue to it’s too little, too late. Meanwhile, she’s already downplaying it, saying “Even though I’m an African-American woman, it’s no different than any other Bachelorette.”

-Harrison Ford has been involved in another airport incident after he flew too close to a passenger plane while piloting his private plane.

-Here’s the trailer for Apple’s reality series with Gwyneth Paltrow, which is like Shark Tank but with more apps and Jessica Alba.

Ryan Murphy called Glee’s feud between Lea Michele and Naya Riveraa shitstorm of difficulty.” He added, “There were many boys on our show that didn’t get along and you never hear about that. You never hear about that in our culture.” I’m listening…

-Speaking of Ryan Murphy and feuds, here’s the latest trailer for his new show.

-Wow. When the final ratings come out, there’s a chance SNL will be the No. 1 broadcast series of last week in the A18-49 demo.

Mandy Moore is having a moment. She stars in the Dawes’ new music video, and Vulture just called her presence on This Is Us “a stroke of ingenious casting.”

Hugh Jackman shared a personal sunscreen PSA after another skin cancer treatment.

-Is Angelina Jolie finally getting a publicist?

-If you’re not already OD’ing on all the Girls press this week, I really liked this writers roundtable.

Kerry Washington might be in the next Deadpool movie.

Robert Pattinson should probably go ahead and burn this sweater.

-I don’t watch TVD anymore, but this BTS clip is very cute.

-They just released the trailer for Everything Everything and it’s giving me all the squees! I adored that book. (The author tweet replied to me yesterday, which also squeed me up.)