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Cardi B Keeps Her Eye on the Prize

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Cardi B covers XXL and talks about negotiating endorsement deals (“I’m from the ’hood and sh-t. And they might be like, ‘Oh, we could offer her a $2 million advance.’ And the company is gonna make out of you, probably f—ing $50 million, $100 million. And you settle for $2 million because they think that you’re so thirsty for that money that they just gonna give you the $2 million”) and staying on top of her business dealings (“One thing for sure that I’m doing a lot now this year is music and making sure my business is straight. Not just signing things and not just making sure that I get new deals and everything. That my money is getting handled great. That I got good lawyers that’s handling my shit. Because that’s one thing that is really hard. When it comes to these new celebrities, they start learning their business more, four or five years, shit, maybe eight years in”).

-One of Hollywood’s worst kept secrets has been laid bare in a new THR story about how super producer Scott Rudin is reportedly a monster to work for. Among the allegations in a damning new exposé: he once “smashed an Apple computer monitor” on an assistant’s hand, when an employee with Type 1 diabetes told him she had to exercise 30 mins a day he only let her do it from 5:30am-6am (and still expected her to take calls then), and he’s thrown random things at employees, including a baked potato and a glass bowl.

-Gilmore Girls alums Jared Padalecki and Milo Ventimiglia are keeping the bromance vibes strong.

-Actor Zach Avery has been arrested for allegedly running a multi-million dollar Hollywood movie Ponzi scheme. He’s accused of fabricating licensing deals with Netflix, HBO, and other platforms to secure funding for his film distribution company, according to the FBI.​

-Netflix has reportedly spent $30M on a docuseries about Kanye West from Coodie & Chike — decades after Coodie decided to turn his footage into a documentary about West in 2002.

Taylor Swift dropped a new song “From the Vault” — this one is “Mr. Perfectly Fine.” I’m not the hugest Swiftie but I’ve been listening to the Ringer’s podcast breaking down her albums, and them talking about how she experimented with different time signatures and layered vocals on her last two albums have really made me appreciate what a streak she’s on.

-I’ve sworn off CW shows, but the gender-swapped Kung Fu is getting good reviews. It debuts tonight.

LeVar Burton wants to guest host Jeopardy, which sounds ideal.

-Here’s the first trailer for British TV series Anne Boleyn, starring Jodie Turner-Smith.

-The first trailer for Netflix’s Jupiter’s Legacy showcases Josh Duhamel as the world’s premiere superhero.

-A new Cruella trailer has arrived.

-Did every big trailer drop today? Here’s the new trailer for Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult and Tyler Perry. This looks better than the initial images made it look, since it seems less about her being a firefighter and more about her being a badass a la Salt.

Nicholas Hoult Talks Son and Sex Scenes

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Nicholas Hoult‘s interview with GQ Hype is great, but the photo shoot is so odd. Why do his feet look dirty?! In the article, he breaks his silence about being a dad (“I remember there was a scene in The Kelly Gang where I had to hold a gun to a baby’s head. My son was around the same age and it was really difficult in many ways”), and talks about how his sex scenes in The Great are much different from the ones he did on Skins (“We had a few intimacy co-ordinators who would come along and help out with that, which is a great thing. This is the first job I’ve had that on and it’s a very positive change in the industry. It’s almost like having a stunt co-ordinator. They make sure everyone is comfortable in terms of what’s happening and agreements of what can happen, but also choreograph it in a way that makes sense for the story and what it is you’re trying to tell”).

Mel Gibson was trending today because Winona Ryder gave a new interview and said “Mel Gibson was smoking a cigar, and we’re all talking and he said to my friend, who’s gay, ‘Oh wait, am I gonna get AIDS?’ And then something came up about Jews, and he said, ‘You’re not an oven dodger, are you?'”  I’m not sure why everyone is shocked by this, since Ryder told the same story a decade ago. Of course, his camp released a statement today denying it.  I mean, he’s on record saying “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” and telling his girlfriend “If you get raped by a pack of n******, it will be your fault” … but sure, deny it.

-In the same interview, Ryder also talked about working with Francis Ford Coppola on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and how he directed her male costars to yell mean things at her when she was required to act in terror and shock. “To put it in context I’m supposed to be crying. Literally, Richard E. Grant, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu [Reeves] … Francis was trying to get all of them to yell things that would make me cry, but Keanu wouldn’t, Anthony wouldn’t. … It just didn’t work.”

-In response to an old interview about her time on Bad Boys II that was trending this week, Megan Fox responded by calling her interactions with Michael Bay “inconsequential” compared to her other “genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry.”

-In a new interview with Variety about submitting her Black Mirror episode for Emmy consideration, Miley Cyrus talks about getting sober (“I’ve been sober sober for the past six months. At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery…It’s really hard because especially being young, there’s that stigma of “you’re no fun.” It’s like, “honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun”).

-I love how Britney Spears is confusing/delighting everyone with her Instagram posts.

Elizabeth Hurley took to social media to pay tribute to the late Steve Bing, with whom she shares a son: “I am saddened beyond belief that my ex Steve is no longer with us. It is a terrible end.”

This story about The Ringer’s staff being frustrated about the lack of diversity is a real bummer, as I’ve followed a lot of those people from the Grantland days. Bill Simmons‘ response when asked why the podcast hosts weren’t more diverse was “this isn’t Open Mic Night,” which is pretty damn rich considering his 14-year-old daughter is a regular contributor to the Ringer Dish pod.

Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, and over 300 more artists signed an open letter calling on Hollywood to divest from the police and anti-Black content.

JJ Abrams‘ production company Bad Robot released a 20-page guide to dismantling white supremacy at work.

-Streaming services are pulling four episodes of 30 Rock that featured characters in blackface at the request of creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. While they’re at it, they might also want to look at some truly problematic episodes of Kimmy Schmidt.

-Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel apologized for his blackface impersonations of Karl Malone and other celebrities.

Chris D’Elia has been dropped by his agents.

-Netflix had initially planned to end Lucifer after its upcoming fifth season, but it just renewed it for another season — though it vows the sixth installment will be its “FINAL final” one.

-Everyone noticed in yesterday’s Actors on Actors interview with Lisa Kudrow that Jennifer Aniston appears to have a new tattoo on her wrist that reads “11 11.”  It’s likely a reference to her birthday, which is Feb 11.

-Wow. Freaks and Geeks is finally going to be available on streaming. You can watch it for free on CBC Gem starting July 17.

-Here’s the trailer for Netflix’s Unsolved Mystery reboot.

-Speaking of new Netflix series, here’s a look at the new The Baby Sitters Club.

Taylor Swift’s Record Label Battle Continues

Taylor Swift’s feud with former label Big Machine Records and Scooter Braun just took another turn as a new live album that she didn’t authorize is set to hit streaming services. She’s deemed it a “tasteless cash grab.”

-I don’t think Ben Affleck is wearing his mask correctly.

-All the dancing clips from last night’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s season finale makes me think it’s one of those shows I should catch up on.

Chris Bosh, Candice Parker, DJ D-Nice, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade did an update on Budweiser’s infamous “wassup?” ad.

-The cast of Parks & Rec is reuniting for a one-time SCRIPTED reunion recorded remotely at the casts’ homes and airing on NBC next week. I cannot wait!

-Do we think Kate Middleton was the one approving this image? ‘Cause she’s the only one who looks good in it.

-Maybe self-isolation is finally getting to me but I found this New Kids on the Block video *delightful*.

Angelina Jolie joined the editor of Time to video chat about the lasting effects of the pandemic on women and children.

Schitt’s Creek will be part of Canada’s Stronger Together special, which is airing Saturday night and will feature Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, Ryan Reynolds, Amy Poehler, Jann Arden, Jason Priestley, Margaret Atwood, Michael Bublé, Sarah McLachlan, Shania Twain, Tessa Virtue, Will Arnett and more.

-Speaking of Michael Bublé, Twitter is in full investigation mode whenever he and his wife post IG videos following the one where he grabbed her kind of roughly. On their latest live IG chat, a user asked her in Spanish to touch her hair if she needed help and she did. Which doesn’t necessarily mean anything but the conspiracy theories keep growing.

-The Friday Night Lights cast reunited to watch the pilot episode together.

-The co-creator of Will & Grace basically confirmed that there was tension among the cast during the revival’s filming, but wouldn’t get into details, telling EW: “We just keep you guys out of whatever happened on the set this year because it would have done nothing but get in the way of the stories that we wanted to tell…It was not an easy year, but the permanent legacy of the show is much more important to us than any temporary squabble that would take place on the stage.”

Elle Fanning is ready to save Russia — even if it means killing her husband (Nicholas Hoult) — in the trailer for Hulu’s The Great.