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Adriana Grande Goes Instagram Official

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Adriana Grande posted a sweet selfie with boyfriend Dalton Gomez ahead of her 27th birthday.

Alia Shawkat‘s new Vulture interview is very, very good. She talks about Brad Pitt, who she was introduced to by Spike Jonze (“We’re not dating. We’re just friends..To [tabloids] it’s like, ‘We don’t get it! This girl is weird! She’s so different! Why are they hanging out?’ You get too close to the prom king, and all of a sudden, everyone’s like, ‘Well, who is this bitch?'”) and she talks about regretting using the n-word when quoting Drake lyrics (“Was I using this because the idea of Black culture seems cool? And I was just like, ‘Well, that’s just part of it!’ It’s not intellectually understanding that the words you use are really powerful. I think that’s a lot of what this reckoning is for all of us who are not Black”).

-Speaking of very good Vulture interviews, Almost Famous director Patrick Fugit talks about his crush on Kate Hudson, Philip Seymour Hoffman giving him shit, Frances McDormand refusing to use her trailer, Brad Pitt almost playing Russell Hammond.

Gabrielle Union was photographed by Zaya Wade for SELF.

-I’m very curious about which white producer/showrunner once said she only writes shows about families so she’s not forced to cast POC actors. I have a guess.

Justin Bieber has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking to collect at least $20 million in damages filed against two Twitter users who alleged in posts on the social network that the singer sexually assaulted them.

Jason Reitman recruited Hugh Jackman, Tiffany Haddish, Jennifer Garner, Chris Pine, Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas, David Oyelowo, Andy Serkis, Jack Black, Diego Luna, Common, Sam Rockwell, Neil Patrick Harris, Leslie Bibb, Josh Gad, Taika Waititi and a bunch more to help him craft a shot-for-shot remake of The Princess Bride that will be available in chunks on Quibi starting Monday. I saw Reitman’s live-read of TPB at TIFF a couple of years ago, and the video clips in that article make me so excited for this. Guess I won’t be cancelling my Quibi trial just yet.

-Video from THR’s drama roundtable was posted on YouTubeJennifer Aniston‘s first comment is even more awkward than it was in print, and Janelle Monáe’s rebuttal about “checking your perspective” is even more powerful.

-THR’s TV directors roundtable features Anna Boden, Deborah Chow, Jon M. Chu, Alex Garland, Janet Mock and Jonathan Nolan.

-I’m so glad Scaachi wrote a takedown on Buzzfeed of the movie 365 Days. It’s been trending on Netflix for weeks and it’s so, so bad. The premise is awful, consent is addressed and then promptly ignored, there’s tons of random music drops, and it should have just been subtitled instead of having the actors with English. Plus, it makes no sense that the kidnapped woman would [SPOILER ALERT] fall for her kidnapper in just two months despite his character never being granted a second of vulnerability or softness. There’s an entire genre of romance novels about alpha bad boys being reformed by love — had they just followed the tried-and-true template, it might have been a fun guilty pleasure instead of a rapey mess.

-Tenet’s premiere has been pushed again – this time to August 12. Now everyone’s expecting Mulan’s July 24 release date to move.

-Due to all the postponements, Cineplex in Canada is scaling back its reopening plans.

-I don’t believe this story about Meghan Markle being done with Jessica Mulroney, but I am surprised it took this long for someone to write it.

Victor Garber tweeted a photo from Happiest Season, a lesbian romcom starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis and directed by Clea DuVall. Get in my eyeballs!

Kanye West has signed a 10-year deal with Gap. Yeezy Gap promises to deliver “modern, elevated basics for men, women, and kids at accessible price points.” No sneakers, tho.

-Disney announced this week it’s re-themeing its popular Splash Mountain attraction around The Princess and the Frog and retiring its characters from Disney’s notorious “Song of the South.”

G-Eazy seems to be shading ex Halsey in his new song.

-This is a very good piece on how male victims have been grappling with consequences after speaking out about MeToo, from mockery to job offers drying up.

Adele won’t be releasing her new album in September, as first rumoured. Come on, we need this!!

-Here’s the trailer for The King’s Man, the prequel to the Kingsman movies.

Lucy Hale tries to get over her hangups about sex in the trailer for A Nice Girl Like You.

 

Billie Eilish On Broken Hearts

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Billie Eilish is on the cover of GQ, in which she talks about past relationships (“Here’s a bomb for you: I have never felt desired. My past boyfriends never made me feel desired. None of them”), and her style (“Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy girl. And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman”).

-Glee’s Amber Riley spoke out on the Lea Michele controversy, saying this was the first time in two years that the actress had called her. “I’m not going to say that Lea Michele is racist. That’s not what I’m saying…She’s also pregnant and I think that everybody needs to chill. Y’all dragged her for a couple of days. But at the same time, in my inbox there are a lot of black actors and actresses telling me their stories and were letting me know they have dealt with the same things being on set, being terrorized by the white girls that are the leads of the show.”

-This story about how Kiersey Clemons fell in love with her stunt double Ebony De La Haye on the set of Sweetheart is so sweet and exactly what I needed today. (Clemons is in the Nick Offerman movie Hearts Beat Loud, which is now on Netflix and is quickly becoming my go-to comfort movie.)

Ellen Degeneres has responded to the backlash over her Black Lives Matter comments.

Dwayne Johnson posted an impassioned, 8-minute video addressed to Trump.

Meghan Markle gave a heartfelt virtual commencement speech to this year’s graduating class at her former high school. “I wanted to say the right thing and I was really nervous that I wouldn’t, or that it would get picked apart. And I realized the only wrong thing to say is to say nothing because George Floyd’s life mattered and Breonna Taylor’s life mattered and Philando Castile’s life mattered and Tamir Rice’s life mattered, and so did so many other people whose names we know and whose names we do not know.”

Emma Watson is promising to learn and be better after she posted three black boxes but had not broken her silence before that.

-I love all the directors who pledged to hire John Boyega after he expressed concern that participating in the protests would damage his career.

-Here’s your weekly reminder that Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson are still the best celebrity couple.

-A roadie for a punk band finds herself in too deep in the trailer for Viena and the Fantomes, starring Dakota Fanning, Evan Rachel Wood, Zoë Kravitz and Jon Bernthal.

Royal Rumour Rush

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-According to a new report, Kate Middleton has been working from home during the pandemic and source say she’s finding her workload has been hard to manage ever since Harry and Meghan moved to North America. “She feels exhausted and trapped. She’s working as hard as a top CEO, who has to be wheeled out all the time, without the benefits of boundaries and plenty of holidays.” It’s interesting to note that the editor of Tatler is a friend of Kate’s.

-In another royal report, insiders share what Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were apparently thinking when they decided to make their royal exit. “She was convinced there was a conspiracy against her and so she basically put herself in self isolation when they moved to Frogmore. I think she felt like an outsider from the start. This wasn’t the life she was used to and she wanted out.”

-According to the Daily Beast, a new documentary that drops on Netflix this week features new revelations about Prince Andrew’s friendship with Jeffrey Epstein.

Tom Holland had an unexpected guest in the form of a pigeon.

Cardi B‘s giant back tattoo is now complete. Yay?

Justin and Hailey Bieber are threatening legal action after a plastic surgeon suggested she’s had work done.

-A new YA book is raising a lot of eyebrows on Twitter. It sounds like a ripoff of ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ but with some problematic racial/political elements? I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on in isolation, but this sounds like one I’m going to avoid.

Brad Pitt is hanging with Flea in Malibu? Sure, why not.

Ashley Benson spent Memorial Day weekend with rumoured new bf G-Eazy.

David Ayer says no one has ever seen his version of Suicide Squad – and he wants to release it on HBO Max. You see what this Synder cut nonsense has unleashed?!

Hannah Gadsby has a new comedy special on Netflix, and critics are loving it.

Jennifer Lopez says she and A-Rod have put their wedding planning on hold until life gets back to normal-ish.

Orlando Bloom and Scott Eastwood fight off a Taliban invasion in The Outpost trailer.