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Colton Underwood Comes Out

-Devoutly religious former Bachelor star Colton Underwood sat down for a Good Morning America interview to reveal some big news: “I’m gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it… I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve ever been in my life.” He’s recently been the subject of public controversy because of a restraining order filed by his ex-girlfriend Cassie Randolph from the series.

-And surprise, surprise — his major announcement/image rehabilitation is already working. There are reports that he’s landed his own Netflix reality show, with Olympian Gus Kenworthy acting “gay guide.”

Tom Cruise reportedly wants to do a full, global press tour for Top Gun: Maverick. Pandemic? What pandemic?

Kyra Sedgwick told Drew Barrymore about going to Tom Cruise’s house once and accidentally causing a scene. “There was this like fireplace mantle and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantle. I was like, ‘Oh what is that little button?’ So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen. Nothing happened and then I got a little nervous. I was like, ‘Oh nothing happened that doesn’t seem right.’ So I tapped Tom on the shoulder, who was in the middle of a story, and I said, ‘I pressed this button down here.’ And he was like, ‘You pressed that button?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I pressed that button.’ And he goes, ‘That’s the panic button.’ And so the cops came, they had to stop the screening, they had to see Tom. I think there were more than like five cop cars, it was something…I didn’t get invited back.”

-White Boy Summer is getting off to a rocky start: Chet Hanks‘s ex filed an assault lawsuit against him.

Taylor Swift confirmed to Stephen Colbert that her song “Hey Stephen” isn’t about him. “No, Stephen, I first recorded that song in 2008. I think I was like 18. And you were 44 years old,” she said, adding: “I’m a big fan.”

-Meanwhile, Taylor released a video for her live performance of “Exile” with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon from the Long Pond Sessions. God, I love that song.

-Meanwhile, Justin Vernon previewed a new song on his Instagram Live which features Taylor. I love that she’s just part of the Big Red Machine family now.

-There’s talk that Prince Andrew is “demanding” to wear his military uniform at Prince Philip’s funeral.

-This Is Us will only have 16 episodes this season instead of the planned 18 due to coronavirus delays. That means there’s only 3 episodes left this season.

Julianne Moore, Chloé Sevigny, Indya Moore, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Leo Reilly star in a new short film for Saint Laurent.

Regina King is having the best award season fashion-wise and I’m bummed we don’t get to see these looks on a red carpet.

-Never Have I Ever is coming back to Netflix, and Common has joined the cast.

Cardi B is calling out “blue check Republicans” who have stayed silent on Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a cop who mistook her gun for a taser, and Caron Nazario, an Army officer who was pepper-sprayed by police.

-I’m surprised by how much the new trailer for The Hills makes me want to watch it.

-The F9: The Fast Saga trailer introduces John Cena‘s Jakob as Dom’s long-long brother.

Michaela Coel Covers Keep Coming

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-I May Destroy You creator and star Michaela Coel covers the new issue of Paper. I really want her to get Phoebe Waller-Bridge levels of fame and acclaim. She deserves it.

A$AP Rocky, Lil’ Nas X, Paloma Elsesser, Halima Aden and more star in Rihanna’s new video for Fenty Skin.

Jennifer Garner made a compelling case that Schitt’s Creek’s Moira Rose is the adult version of her Alias character.

-Riverdale’s KJ Apa got a metal shard in his eye and had his hairstylist buddy remove it — all on Instagram. This definitely feels like something a medical professional should have handled.

Kanye West posted a series of tweets late Monday claiming his wife and Kris Jenner were trying to have him locked up on medical grounds, comparing himself to Nelson Mandela and suggesting the movie Get Out resembled his own life. His family is reportedly not happy, while Dave Chappelle flew to see him. This is a good piece on how the media needs to carefully navigate how to talk about his actions and his mental health.

-Are we going to be having similar conversations about Talib Kweli soon?

Hayden Panettiere is speaking out about the domestic violence she allegedly experienced at the hands of her ex: “I am prepared to do my part to make sure this man never hurts anyone again.”

-This is a crazy article on how Prince Andrew and his team had no idea how detrimental that interview he gave to BBC would be until after it aired. Said interviewer Emily Maitlis: “We’d assumed that he’d want to show empathy to the victims or pin the blame on Jeffrey Epstein. We couldn’t understand why he hadn’t done that…We know that the palace was happy with the interview. We had plenty of engagement with them after it went out. I think their shock was not at the interview itself, but the reaction it caused in the days and weeks afterwards.”

-Also, it’s ridiculous that the British press are running stories about how Prince Harry is seen as a ‘liability’ for the monarchy when Andrew is RIGHT THERE.

-This profile on Andy Samberg is a delight, especially his take on Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

-People are really getting won over by Zac Efron‘s new travel series.

-BET will air select episodes of The Good Fight that deal with racial biases, white privilege, voter fraud and more. This is great because that show is so good (especially its last abbreviated season) that it deserves to be seen by a wider audience than CBS All Access can deliver. There was recently an episode in which an alternate reality plays out where Hilary won, and I think about it A LOT.

-Speaking of great shows, the Happy Endings reunion is, by a wide margin, my favourite bit of pop culture to come out of quarantine. It’s now available on YouTube.

-The Q&A with the cast that immediately followed it was also wonderful. I adore that Elisha Cuthbert (who is quarantining in PEI) always makes sure the East Coast Lifestyle logo is visible whenever she does a Zoom. Way to support a Maritimes business!

-Really weird but true: An armed gunman in Ukraine released 13 hostages after the country’s president consented to his demand to recommend the 2005 film Earthlings starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Keanu Reeves‘ girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, had to get a restraining order against his stalker.

-Look, it’s all fine and good if Dave Franco and Alison Brie wrote a romcom, but that doesn’t mean they have to crap on all the romcoms that have come out in the last 20 years.

-Netflix canceled the production of Turkish original series If Only after the Turkish government demanded an openly gay character be removed from the script. I seriously don’t understand the Turkish rules. I watched all of the romcom Erkenci Kus and the main couple only kissed like 3 times in 50+ episodes because the show got fined but the government each time, but now I’m watching the lead guy’s new show and he plays a womanizer who beds a different girl every night. Their morality laws confuse me.

Megan Fox goes up against a lion in trailer for Rogue.

 

 

 

 

Carey Mulligan’s American Style

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Carey Mulligan covers the June issue of InStyle and mentioned something I’d never really considered before: British people don’t typically wear baseball caps. “I used to feel self-conscious about wearing one because I’m not American, but it’s a great way to navigate life without makeup.”

-I unfollowed a lot of (mostly white) celebrities on Instagram this weekend. If they hadn’t said a peep about what’s going on in the world or didn’t choose to go dark to cede the spotlight to those more qualified to speak on it and instead used their huge reach to show off pics from their pool or some shit, then bye-bye. I was, however, impressed by how many were using their platform to amplify black voices and spread the word about donations/resources, including some I found entirely unexpected like Grant Gustin, Blake Lively (who had a plantation wedding), Chris WoodTimothée Chalamet, and John Cusack.

-Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson was protesting peacefully when police pointed a gun directly at him before hitting him with rubber bullets (seven times) and with a baton.

-I don’t watch 9-1-1 but I’m guessing it’s going to be tense on set when filming resumes. Ryan Guzman is facing major backlash after admitting that he uses racial slurs. Meanwhile, Oliver Stark (whose character many fans ship with Guzman’s character) has been using his social media to amplify black voices all this past week and does not seem impressed by his costar.

-I love how quickly K-pop stan Twitter worked together to crash an app encouraging Dallas residents to rat out protestors.

-In news that should suprise no one with eyeballs, Julianne Hough has split from her husband.

Prince Andrew is permanently retiring from public life. He’s still screwing up, though! He’s reportedly been sued for failing to pay what he owned on a Swiss ski chalet.

-Kensington Palace is planning on taking legal action over Tatler’s Kate Middleton cover story.

-I didn’t know that Josh Lucas and his ex-wife Jessica Ciencin Henriquez had reconciled, but apparently they had because she just accused him of cheating on her during the pandemic.

-Remember when Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch gave an interview in Playboy in September where he said swinging saved his marriage? Yeah, she’s left him.

Camila Cabello wrote about her struggles with OCD and anxiety.

-If you haven’t read Forbes’ article from Friday entitled “Inside Kylie Jenner‘s Web of Lies — And Why She’s No Longer a Billionaire” it’s worth your time. It’s hilarious that her response was “i can name a list of 100 things more important right now than fixating on how much money i have”, seeing as the whole point of the article is how her family is so fixated on how much money they have that they’ve been going to great lengths to lie about it for years.

-Insecure is having one of the best seasons on TV right now.

-Killing Eve just wrapped up one of the worst. Pajiba just called it “the new Dexter.” Ouch.

Cush Jumbo, who plays Lucca Quinn on The Good Fight, is leaving show. She said in a statement “Due to the pandemic forcing us to shut down early we weren’t able to wrap up Lucca’s story fully and so I hope if schedules allow I can return next season to do that.”

Nina Dobrev and Shaun White have gone Instagram official.

-I’m catching up on the J.K. Rowling Twitter controversy. So…she just had a transphobic statement already copied on her clipboard? Yikes.

-Why are people still interviewing Woody Allen about this stuff? Why?

Four women filed a new rape and sexual assault suit against Harvey Weinstein and Disney.

-Here’s the full trailer for HBO’s Perry Mason reboot, starring Matthew Rhys. When this was announced last year I wasn’t sure I’d be into it, but this seems like exactly the kind of comfort food I need right now.