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Jamie Spears Finally Relents

-Finally some good news on the Britney Spears front. TMZ is reporting that Jamie Spears is not waiting for the next hearing at the end of September and instead has filed court docs to step down as his daughter’s conservator. He’s a whiny little jerkface about it, but still! In the filing, he slams Lynne Spears and adds, “There are, in fact, no actual grounds for suspending or removing Mr. Spears as the Conservator of the Estate … and it is highly debatable whether a change in conservator at this time would be in Ms. Spears’ best interests.”

-Meanwhile, police are monitoring death threats being made to the judge who’s overseeing Spears’ conservatorship case.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis broke down and bathed their children. Peer pressure works!

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck hit up celebrity hotspot Craig’s for dinner with her daughter after returning home from their European yacht trip. Every time I go to a fancy restaurants and see kids there I think “god, they must be so bored.” Though I guess getting papped would add some excitement/terror to the evening.

-This is in interesting look at how celebrities alerting the paparazzi to their whereabouts has changed during the pandemic, when the lack of red carpets is making some stars desperate for coverage.

-At this point, it takes a lot for shoe designers to really make a shoe stand out based on sheer ridiculousness, but Rebecca Hall’s just did it. “Toe condoms” sound about right.

Kristin Chenoweth did this 18-page musical number in one take on Schmigadoon!, a show that has really grown on me, even though I know nothing about the era of musical theatre it’s spoofing.

-Scotland Yard said they will cooperate with American authorities regarding Prince Andrew — while Charles is worried how the optics are going to overshadow the Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee. The priorities of this family remain eyebrow raising….

Sarah Jessica Parker will not attend this year’s Met Gala, reportedly because of her production schedule with the SATC reboot.

-The fact that Beyonce‘s fans are called the Beyhive and she just revealed that she has beehives on her roof is breaking my brain.

-Netflix has shared the first look at Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick‘s 6-episode biopic series, Colin in Black & White.

-Oof, Jennifer Hudson‘s Respect is NOT getting good reviews.

Ryan Reynolds is promoting his new movie with Stray Kids to appeal to k-pop fans, which is an unbelievably smart way to get your movie trending fast.

Kanye West supposedly taught Kim Kardashian to be more confident. Yes, that’s clearly what she was missing.

-Disney+ is pulling together a Home Alone reboot starring Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, and Kenan Thompson. I like all those people!

-During Disney’s earnings call today, CEO Bob Chapek defended the distribution strategy behind Black Widow that led to a lawsuit from Scarlett Johansson.

Willem Dafoe won’t confirm or deny that he’s going to be in Spider-Man: No Way Home. At this point, it’s almost a sure thing that the movie is going to have all the reunited actors who played Spidey recreate that pointing-at-each-other meme, right?!

Michael B. Jordan keeps a journal for his newborn son while stationed overseas in the trailer for A Journal for Jordan.

Britney Spears Demands Her Life Back: “I’m So Angry, It’s Insane”

-After years of silence, Britney Spears testified remotely today about her conservatorship for the first time in open court, and she came out with guns blazing. She said “After I’ve told the whole world I’m okay, it’s a lie. I’m not happy, I can’t sleep, I’m depressed, I cry every day” and “The people who did this to me should not be able to get away and walk away easily.” She also said she did her last tour “out of fear,” compared her father to a sex trafficker: (“He loved the control he had over me, one hundred thousand percent”) and said she wants another baby but isn’t allowed to (“I have an IUD in my body right now that won’t let me have a baby and my conservators won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out”).

Mariah Carey tweeted out her support to Spears.

-Speaking of female celebs who were treated badly in the 00s, Mischa Barton thinks it’s time she gets her own docuseries.

Drake Bell pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges relating to a girl who was 15-years-old at the time of allegations.

Harrison Ford injured his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene for Indiana Jones 5. The film schedule will be reconfigured in the coming weeks to shoot around him.

Stephen Amell was removed from his flight after an altercation with wife (though he insists he wasn’t forced off, tweeting “My wife and I got into an argument Monday afternoon on a Delta flight from Austin to LA. I was asked to lower my voice and I did. Approximately 10 minutes later I was asked to leave the flight. And I did so immediately. I was not forcibly removed”). He then followed up with a tweet that did not include an apology or contrition, but instead said “Must be a slow news cycle.” I followed this guy’s socials for years until last year’s tone deaf BLM video, and I’d grown increasingly worried that he needed help. (It also sucks to see a bunch of his fans blaming his wife and friends for being a bad influence. The dude is 40; his actions are on him.)

-Speaking of his friends, his close buddy Aisha Tyler (who hosted his ATX panel last weekend and was possibly on the plane with him when everything went down) unfollowed him and posted an Instagram graphic that says “Don’t Be a Dick.”

-Meanwhile, if you’ve gotten kicked off a plane for being belligerent and drunk, maybe cancel your pre-scheduled post about booze?

-Did Bennifer swap exes? JLo’s ex Alex Rodriguez was spotted hanging out with Ben Affeck‘s ex, Lindsay Shookus.

Justin and Hailey Bieber met French President Emmanuel Macron, and Hailey’s outfit raised eyebrows.

Avril Lavigne is now on TikTok. I remain in awe about how she appears to be aging backwards.

Michael B. Jordan addressed criticism of his new rum brand’s name,  J’Ouvert, after Nicki Minaj and others called for him to change it.

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have reportedly broken up.

Billie Eilish has apologized after an old video of her surfaced using a racial slur.

-This deep dive into the reboot of Gossip Girl is a great read. “Too many actors came in wanting to play a version of Blair or Serena. Many auditioned in headbands.”

-NBC’s just-canceled Manifest recently premiered on Netflix and quickly claimed the top spot on their “Top 10″ list — but Netflix has declined to save it.

-In Netflix’s new music docu-series This is Pop, T-Pain says he became depressed after his friend Usher told him he “f*cked up music.”

-Netflix is officially out of good ideas: check out the bizarre trailer for Sexy Beasts, a new dating show where real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test.

-After Warner Bros’ weird promo strategy of only releasing tiny clips of James Gunn’s Suicide Squad as a pre-roll ads for Youtube videos, the full trailer is finally here.

Report: Jennifer Lopez and ARod Split

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-There’s nothing like a classic Friday afternoon news dump! According to Page Six, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have called off their two-year engagement.  (People and E! News is also reporting it.) There’s been rumours of trouble ever since that mess with Southern Charm’s Madison.

-The weekend is here! Celebrate by gazing on these glorious photos of Lady Gaga feeding Adam Driver.

Jennifer Garner just experienced a big life milestone at 48 – she got her ears pierced.

-This Sunday’s Grammy Awards are going to look like a real award show — meaning no Zoom.

Elton John says he’ll “hit someone” if Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t win a Grammy on Sunday night. I’ll help.

-Ottawa Public Health has been crushing it on Twitter during covid, and now Ryan Reynolds is chiming in.

-The Mail’s doubling down on their story about “doctored” headlines in the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview.

-In his Men’s Health cover story, Michael B. Jordan talks about those rumours that his romance with Lori Harvey is a PR stunt. “I can’t do anything about that, and I’ve just got to accept that and keep moving in my purpose. People that know me know my heart. But people that know me for my work…they know what I allow them to know. The fact that I’ve been so closed off about a lot of parts of my life was a personal choice. As I’ve gotten older and a little more mature and comfortable in my own skin, I’ve become less concerned about it.”

Yara Shahidi was honoured in Glamour UK’s Women of the Year Awards. I watched The Sun Is Also A Star last weekend and spent the whole movie mesmerized by her face.

-Sad there’s no new WandaVision dropping today? A new Disney+ documentary takes viewers inside the making of the show.

-I really like this point about criticisms of Wanda not facing consequences for what she did to Westview. How many fans are calling for Clint to be held accountable for his crimes? Or Tony? Or Bucky?

-Full reviews for Falcon and the Winter Solider are still under embargo, but critics have taken to Twitter to share their initial reactions to the first episode — and it’s all very positive. It sound like it’s going to be much more of a shoot ’em up adventure show than WandaVision was, but there are still some quiet character moments.

Sharon Osbourne is now apologizing for supporting Piers Morgan. “To anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.” Her initial meltdown in this clip was textbook white privilege: demanding a Black woman explain racism to her, centering the issue on herself, and weaponizing her tears.

-Ohhhh, people are so mad at Grey’s Anatomy after last night’s episode!

Rebekah Weatherspoon‘s Cowboys of California trilogy is being optioned for TV. Two years ago when I made a concerted effort to stop reading books with only white protags, it lead me to romance (’cause that’s really the only genre that is crushing it, diversity-wise) and this series was the first one I read all the way through.

Hilary Duff is pregnant and she wants the world to know about a symptom that’s called “lightning crotch.”

Peyton List and Lili Taylor star in the Paper Spiders trailer which got raves on the festival circuit.