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Who’s On Team Taylor?

-The Taylor Swift drama kicked into high gear over the long weekend. Swift has never owned her masters and her old music label just sold them to Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun, much to Swift’s chagrin. Now you’d think Swift would come off completely sympathetic here, since labels controlling artists’ original recordings is a ridiculous predatory relic of the music industry (remember when Prince wrote “slave” on his face and changed his name to a symbol? Or when Paul McCartney lost the rights to The Beatles’ catalog to Michael Jackson?). But Swift muddied the waters with her rebuttal by 1) saying she didn’t know about the sale (which seems unlikely, since her dad is on the label’s board and the head of the label says he texted her the night before the story broke), 2) bringing up all the Kanye West past drama and 3) using Tumblr, of all platforms, to make a statement. I get that a lot of her fans are still on it but this should have been positioned as a business story, not a fandom rallying cry. And now there’s talk that she’s liking anti-Bieber posts that have nothing to do with music rights. Remember when Swift used to be the best at controlling the message? Nowadays, even when she’s in the right (and she’s CLEARLY in the right on the masters issue) it’s not always easy to root for her. The fact that people are actually defending archaic music industry practices over her is a pretty stark sign of how far she’s fallen.

-Celebs are taking sides, with Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato and Sia defending Braun, and Halsey, Camila Cabello, Iggy Izalea, Cara Delevingne, Haim, and Brandon Urie on Team Swift.

Miley Cyrus just dropped a NSFW music video filled with messages like “feminist AF,” “virginity is a social construct,” and “my body my rules.”

-“Old Town Road” rapper Lil Nas X came out as gay over the weekend with his latest song, tweeting: “Deadass thought i made it obvious.”

Joshua Jackson was spotted looking cozy this weekend with Jodie Turner-Smith (who he also posted a sweet IG story with). But I thought he was spotted kissing another girl in a parking garage a couple of weeks ago?

Lindsay Lohan celebrated turning 33 by getting naked on Instagram. As you do.

-Wow. Kim Kardashian actually agreed to change her shapewear line’s name.

Dan Levy‘s goodbye post to Schitt’s Creek is so soft.

-It looks like James Franco might be getting pulled into the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp saga.

-I never thought I’d push for Harry Styles to play Elvis, but I’ll take him over Ansel Elgort or Miles Teller.

Louis Tomlinson wasn’t thrilled about that fanfiction scene in HBO’s Euphoria, in which a character read her fanfic about him and Harry Styles relieving stage-fright tensions through oral sex (which was accompanied by an animated depiction). He responded to fan’s tweets about it “I can categorically say that I was not contacted nor did I approve it.”

-It also seems like someone at HBO pretended to be a teen to infiltrate the fanfic community, which is gross.

Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston keep teasing a new project, which is presumably the Breaking Bad movie.

-It’s amazing how charming Jake Gyllenhaal can be when he wants to be. (Full video is here.)

-This is a great profile on Linda Cardellini, who just keeps steadily, quietly doing good work.

-Enlisted is now streaming on Crackle. I wish it was Netflix, but it’s a start!

-The reviews for the new season of Stranger Things are very strong (though I’m a little concerned that there seems to be critical rumblings that Hopper has turned into a jerk).

-Here’s the first trailer Mindy Kaling’s adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral. It looks charming. I am charmed.

-There are so many articles lately about the summer box office meltdown. But Late Night and Booksmart should never have been summer releases, and Men In Black and Dark Phoenix were obviously re-written messes. This doesn’t seem confusing.

-Sadness: Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss has announced she’s leaving the band.

-A new Aziz Ansari stand-up special directed by Spike Jonze is coming to Netflix this month. Anyone wanna bet that he doesn’t even reference why he went away?

-Cult favorite TV show Wynonna Earp is back on track for a summer 2020 return after the studio’s funding woes nearly derailed the Syfy drama.

-I like this Big Little Lies theory.

-The trailer for Rian Johnson‘s murder mystery Knives Out has dropped, featuring a stacked cast that includes Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon and LaKeith Stanfield.

Lindsay Lohan Is Ready For Her Comeback

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-There was a lot of talk last week about how that Amanda Bynes comeback profile glossed over or straight up ignored her worst behaviour, but the new Lindsay Lohan feature in Paper won’t be accused of that. It brings up her past (despite Lohan’s attempts to steer clear of certain topics) and reveals that she’s still a bit of a mess (making the interviewer wait until the 9-hour photo shoot is over and then still not talking to her, responding to questions about that encounter with “Syrian refugees” only through email via her rep, etc).

-Meanwhile, here’s the first trailer for Lindsay Lohan‘s new MTV reality show.  I wish her well, but I just can’t.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra‘s wedding looked amazing. They even had their own Bollywood dance number!

-As Camping ends with a whimper, Lena Dunham is being pretty blunt about her experience on the HBO show: “I’ve sort of had it with trying to be anyone else’s voice — I tried that and it was complicated and it didn’t necessarily work and it caused a lot of pain, so the only thing I can really do is be my voice.”

Pete Davidson says he’s been “getting online bullied and in public for 9 months.” Ok.

Chris Noth is not here for all the rumours about the Sex and the City 3 movie script, particularly the one about Mr Big dying of a heart attack: “There’s no way he was dying. That was all a lie.” He added, “There’s no drama, there’s no movie, there’s nothing going on with it, it’s over, it’s gone.”

Piers Morgan getting owned by 92-year-old Dick Van Dyke on Twitter is a pretty great way to start the week.

-Lifetime’s You starring Penn Badgley is moving to Netflix for season 2 (Netflix Canada is getting season 1 at some point this month).

-This video of Kelly Clarkson meeting Cher on a red carpet this weekend will make you melt.

-Rumours of a reboot of The Office just got a lot more credible thanks to this photo a cast member tweeted this weekend.

Hannah Lux Davis talks about directing “thank u, next”: “If you’re Ariana Grande, you can talk to anybody and they will take your call [Laughs]. I think Ariana was just like, ‘yo, what if we got Kris Jenner?’ And she got her!”

-There were rumours that Friends was leaving Netflix in January but it seems like it’s sticking around for a bit longer. It’s going to be a big deal if/when they lose the streaming rights to that show. Netflix doesn’t release ratings but there’s rumours that it is the most watched/rewatched show on the site — by A LOT.

-I didn’t even watch all of Daredevil but this interview with a writer on what it was like when they found out Netflix cancelled them is a real bummer.

-This is a great column on the work still needed to be done in this #MeToo era.

-The British Independant Film Awards took place this weekend, and everyone looked (mostly) lovely.

-This oral history of Working Girl in honour of its 30th anniversary is juicy fun. Melanie Griffith talks about trying to seduce Alec Baldwin, and the cast reflects on Kevin Spacey‘s creepy character.

-Here comes the Jameela Jamil backlash, right on schedule.

Anna Paquin plays a superstar publicist in the Flack trailer.

What’s Going On with Prince Harry and Prince William?

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-Even if you assume that 97% of everything printed about the royal family is made up, the palace seems to be experiencing a bit of a leak problem lately, no? A new report from People suggests Prince Harry is feeling “imprisoned” at Kensington Palace, while another suggests that he is angry at Prince William for not “making an effort” with Meghan.

-Does anyone actually believe that Leo DiCaprio is getting ready to propose to his 21-year-old girlfriend? Anyone? Bueller?

-The NYT published a devastating new exposé about Leslie Moonves that includes text messages exchanged by him and a talent agent about allegedly hiding an incident of sexual assault against an actress — and it could put his $120 million package from CBS in jeopardy.

-The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil got into it with Cardi B about celebrity diet scams.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are reportedly living in Waterloo, ON fulltime now because they get a break from the paps and fans. A source tells People, “It’s very peaceful. He can take Hailey out and it’s not a mess with photographers. They are much more left alone.”

-Praise be! Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale.

Rachel Weisz brought cutouts of her costars’ heads to Gotham Awards. Does this mean it’s cool to carry around life-size cutouts of Olivia Colman? ‘Cause I’m already doing that.

Lindsay Lohan is mad about Ariana Grande‘s “thank u, next” music video, which pays homage to Mean Girls but doesn’t feature her in a cameo.

-All of the recent Kristen Stewart movies I’ve seen have been weird, art house films (Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy, Personal Shopper, Clouds of Sils Maria) but she’s been on a bit of a big studio movie deal spree lately.

-I don’t think I could pick Kourtney Kardashian out of a lineup, but still good on her 39-year-old self for dating a 21-year-old.

Keira Knightley has an affair with Alexander Skarsgård in post-World War II Germany in The Aftermath trailer.