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Drake Returns to Degrassi For His New Video


-Holy crap, am I loving Drake‘s epic Degrassi reunion in his new video. (Nina Dobrev is looking good here. I was worried for a minute there…) At first I assumed it was just really good timing on his part and couldn’t possibly be a reaction to Pusha T‘s diss track (which dropped May 29) because the timeline was too short to pull together a video like this.  But it turns out they shot it last weekend and according to this IG post it went from “concept to shoot in a week, shoot to release in four days.”  So yeah, he managed to call up his old costars and pull together the perfect response in just two weeks. Way to go, Wheelchair Jimmy!

-Stranger Things’ Millie Bobbi Brown has left social media after a fake meme about her being homophobic went viral. People are the worst.

-For the first time in years, HBO is completely skipping Comic-Con. There will be no Westworld or Game Of Thrones panels, and no activations.

Kim Kardashian and Alice Johnson sat down for a joint interview on the Today Show to talk about Johnson’s release.

Meghan Markle calls Prince Harry “the best husband ever,” continues to wear terrible pantyhose.

-She’s also reportedly happy all the wedding fuss is behind her. No doubt.

Brie Larson was on hand to announce a Sundance & TIFF iniative to allocate 20% of press credentials to underrepresented movie critics and journalists. “I do not need a 70-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work for him about A Wrinkle In Time.”

Rose McGowan helped bring about Harvey Weinstein‘s downfall. Now, the activist says he’s trying to take her down with him. (She may be problematic, but the felony drug charge she’s facing over a lost wallet with cocaine does indeed sound shady af).

Marc Maron, Louie Anderson, Ray Romano, Tracy Morgan, Sean Hayes and Tony Shalhoub talked about the #MeToo movement in THR’s comedy actor roundtable. I’m not overly interested in what any of these guys have to say about it, but Romano made a good point: “I don’t know how to speak to any of this, but there’s an awareness of how hard it is for women now…Yes, there are some harsh things happening and harsh judgments, but the one good thing is that we’re becoming aware of what it means when somebody, even if they don’t think they’re harassing, is crossing the boundaries a bit.”

Bill Cosby has fired his entire legal team ahead of his sentencing following his guilty verdict.

-In a new interview, R Kelly‘s ex-wife opened up about years of alleged abuse.

-A woman was granted a temporary restraining order against Chris Brown after the singer allegedly hit her. Seriously, how is he still a thing?

Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande want to take you to “Bed” in their new single.

Here’s the video from An Evening With Female Showrunners, the highly successful event Liz Hannah organized in response to Variety’s all-male TV writers panel.

-I was reading in the newspaper this morning about how this the summer of romcoms (YASS!!!) and I don’t know how I missed that Juliet, Naked, which is one of my fave Nick Hornsby books, is being adapted into a film starring Rose Byrne, Chris O’Dowd and Ethan Hawke that’ll be out in August. How did I not know this? How is there no trailer yet?!

Chloe Grace Moretz is plagued by a mysterious illness in the Brain on Fire trailer.

Kevin Spacey Tries to Deflect, The Internet’s Not Having It

-Wow, Hollywood is imploding. I really thought the Weinstein scandal would make waves for a couple of weeks and then fade away, allowing everyone to return to business as usual but the opposite has happened: the floodgates have opened. The latest big star to washed away in the wave is Kevin Spacey. Last night, Buzzfeed released an interview with Anthony Rapp (a Broadway vet who is currently starring in Star Trek Discovery), in which Rapp says Spacey climbed on top of him in bed when Rapp was just 14. Spacey, who clearly had time to craft a response as Buzzfeed made it clear they repeatedly reached out for comment, responded with a calculated, bullshit statement about how he must have been drunk and oh btw, he’s gay. And of course, his long-awaited coming out is what a lot of headlines focused on today, overshadowing the assault claim. A lot of people much smarter than I am wrote about how his coming out grossly conflates homosexuality with pedophilia. Read their takes here, here, here, and here.

-Meanwhile, Netflix announced that the new season of House of Cards will be its final (though this decision was likely made well before its main star’s life blew up.)

-The mighty keep falling: Lionsgate exec Andrew Kramer has exited amid harassment allegations.

-Also breaking this weekend: Ronan Farrow‘s latest Weinstein story, which includes new, disturbing accusations from Annabella Sciorra and Daryl Hannah.  The NYT also dropped a powerful portrait of Rose McGowan, who alleges Harvey Weinstein offered $1M in hush money. More women have come forward with Weistein allegations and the NYT is now reporting the assault allegations go back to the 1970s. The timeline is now four decades long.

-Have you watch the second season of Stranger Things yet? If felt like the entire world already finished it. The show broke Twitter records over the weekend.

-Speaking of Stranger Things, I love when actors really lean into a ship.

-The Bad Moms cast is making the rounds on the sequel’s press tour (I’ve already bought my tickets!) and Kristen Bell shared a video of Mila Kunis crushing it on Price Is Right.

Kristen Bell and Gwyneth Paltrow both hilariously mocked their own movies with their Halloween costumes. I have never liked either of them more.

Nina Dobrev, I expected more from you. Hollywood, repeat after me: “culture is not a costume.”

-Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian dressed as Aaliyah for Halloween – and the Internet is not pleased.

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd have called it quits after nearly 10 months together– and there’s talk that she’s reconnected with Justin Bieber.

-Also, Selena and her BFF who gave her a kidney were interviewed on the Today Show, and things got teary.

Mick Jagger, 74, stepped out in Paris with his ‘new love interest’, who is 22. That’s swell.

-At 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Thor: Ragnarok is currently the MCU’s highest rated film.

-A new X Files promo dropped this weekend. I can’t believe I’m letting myself get sucked back in…


Idris Elba Rules Out Marriage In New Interview


-We’re blessed with so many Idris Elba covers this month! Here he is on the new cover of Essence and I’m dead. This is my ghost typing. Oh god, I just discovered the behind-the-scenes video. Yup, I am deceased.

Jesse Williams denies cheating rumors surrounding him and Minka Kelly in Jay-Z’s latest “Footnotes” video: “I was in a relationship 13 years, 13 real years, not five years, not seven years, 13 years and all of a sudden motherf–kers are writing think-pieces that I somehow threw a 13-year relationship — like the most painful experience I’ve had in my life, like with a person I’ve loved with all of my heart — that I threw a person and my family in the trash because a girl I work with is cute.”

-Meanwhile, in what can only be considered exceptionally poorly timing, news broke today that the newly single Jesse is now reportedly dating … drumroll please … Minka Kelly!

-Speaking of crazy bad timing, Ben Affleck and new girlfriend Lindsay Shookus were photographed looking happy yesterday — and then People ran a story about how Jennifer Garner confronted Shookus about an alleged affair with Affleck in 2015.

Shia LaBeouf shouts profanities at police in new arrest footage. He was reportedly arrested in a hotel lobby in the middle of the night for yelling at someone who refused to give him a smoke.

-The critics are not being kind to Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. THR says “The Razzies don’t need to wait until the end of the year to anoint a winner for 2017” while EW calls it “an epic mess.”

-Showtime is reportedly developing a sequel to The L Word.  There was a cast reunion in a recent issue of EW and I forgot how much I miss this show.

Ryan Reynolds congratulated Wonder Woman for beating Deadpool at the box office.

Gwen Stefani is being sued by a fan claiming she was injured in stampede at concert.

Rutina Wesley penned a touching tribute to her friend and True Blood co-star Nelsan Ellis.

Nina Dobrev and Hidden Figures star Glen Powell are officially dating after months of romance rumors.

Guy Ritchie‘s live-action Aladdin can’t find its Aladdin. The studio is eyeing Naomi Scott or Tara Sutaria to play Jasmine, but can’t lock the deal until the male lead has been selected. I really, really hope it’s because Disney is looking for a diverse cast and not that they just put this story out there so that later they can be all “hey, we tried.”

Bryce Dallas Howard posted a cute photo of her and Chris Pratt finishing up on Jurassic World 2. It’s not clear what shoes she’s wearing, though.

-The cute guy from Younger is in an open relationship with a lesbian. Why not?

Gerard Butler should probably stop attempting an American accent. It’s not working.