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Taylor Swift’s New Song Gets Mixed Reviews

-I’ve watched Taylor Swift’s new video a trillion times already today because the song is catchy as hell (despite the critics — The Atlantic called it “everything wrong with pop,” Stereogum called it “hollow” and “lazy,” Vulture said it’s “cute but cloying,” and The Independent called it “toothless.”) But what’s the clue she supposedly embedded in the video? Is she engaged?

-Speaking of engagement speculation, Mindy Kaling’s Beyonce audition is very funny but is that a ring we see?!

-Our long national nightmare may finally be over: it looks like Kate Beckinsale and Pete Davidson have split.

-High School Musical actress Monique Coleman recalled the time when Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron got into such a bad fight on set that they shut down production for a day.

-This is a fascinating, sprawling conversation with Kristen Stewart and Laura Dern, in which Stewart talks about her sexuality (“It’s easier to have a longer conversation that requires patience, versus f*cking five years ago, when people were demanding that I come out as gay. And I was like, ‘Dude, how do you know? I don’t even know!'”) and Dern reveals how they grew close while filming JT Leroy (“When we had social time, Kristen adopted my teenage son, who is obsessed with her. They became besties. That made it easier. I had a built-in nanny, co-star, love interest — an all-in-one”).

-More and more US outlets are starting to cover the Prince William affair rumours. The latest: The Cut.

-There were lots of very good takes published today on the recent trend of celebrities confusing criticism with personal attacks, including from Variety, Buzzfeed and Slate.

-Oh and Micheal Che is still whining (and confusing Variety with a blog).

Bradley Cooper taught Ellen some Italian curse words on today’s show.

-I can only assume that Felicity Huffman is just *thrilled* that pal Vanessa Williams is talking to the press about their post-arrest text exchange.

Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual assault trial has been postponed to September 9. Welp, that’s gonna make for an interesting TIFF.

-Avengers: Endgame is already tearing up all the record books with a $140M-$150M opening day, blasting away Star Wars: Force Awakens’ record first day of $119.1M. This thing is tracking for an opening weekend of at least $315M — and could make $1B worldwide.

-Everyone’s really worried about what’s going to happen in the crypts this weekend on Game of Thrones, but this fan theory is great.

George and Amal Clooney throw epic pizza parties, according to Adam Sandler, who attended one with Jennifer Aniston when they were shooting in Italy. “They made us homemade pizza. It was an amazing time. I sat next to Bono. It was a great day…Every time I’m with Jennifer something great happens because everybody loves Jennifer and I tend to stay at home and do nothing.” I kind of love that Aniston seemed to get Clooney in the split with Pitt.

-Also, Sandler and Aniston have teamed up again for a Netflix movie. At least it seems like they got a cool paid vacation out of it?

Richard Madden Plays the Cowboy

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Richard Madden is on a promo blitz for Rocketman, which includes an interview with Elton John. He also did an interview with British Vogue, in which he talked about feeling insecure about his body when shooting sex scenes (“I find myself with actor friends – after we’ve done a kind of barely eating, working-out-twice-a-day, no-carbing thing for these scenes – looking at each other going: ‘We’re just feeding this same s**t that we’re against'”) and how he’d be down with playing “a Bond boy.”

-Woahhh nelly! According to the Daily Beast, lawyers for Prince William are scrambling to suppress reports of his affairs in the press, claiming publications are violating his “human rights.”

Scarlett Johansson released a statement after being chased by the paparazzi following a talk show appearance with her Avengers costars yesterday. “After leaving Jimmy Kimmel, I was followed by five cars full of men with blacked out windows who were running red lights and putting other drivers and pedestrians at risk so they could follow me to find out where I was staying and subsequently stalk me and my young daughter for the duration of my stay.” She had her driver take her to a police station until it was safe to go home.

-Yesterday, Felicity Huffman was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and will plead guilty. She told the court, “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community.” And today, Lori Loughlin was indicted on money laundering in addition to her previous mail fraud charge.

-In other court news, Smallville’s Allison Mack tearfully pleaded guilty to racketeering charges yesterday.

-This is the second interview in a month in which Julianna Margulies talked about not appearing on The Good Fight because they wouldn’t pay her the same rate she got on The Good Wife. I don’t disagree with her but … this feels odd.

-I don’t watch The Young Pope, but I understand why these photos of Jude Law shooting the new season just set the internet on fire.

-The Bold Type is back tonight and while I like that show, I’m bummed that it sounds like the worst character is still terrible.

-Netflix’s originals are breaking through with subscribers, but shows they don’t own–some of which could soon exit the service–remains very popular.

-Despite her involvement in Scientology, The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss insists “I am obviously a huge feminist and huge supporter of the LGBTQ community.”

-Canada is finally going to get Aidy Bryant‘s show Shrill, which will air on Crave — also the home of the new Veronica Mars.

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman marked the 10th anniversary of Parks and Rec’s debut.

-Every new trailer for Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Book Smart makes me more and more excited to see it.

Gwendoline Christie Slays at the Game of Thrones Premiere

-The Game of Thrones premiere red carpet was fire, but Gwendoline Christie was the clear winner. It’s a smart move on her part — she’s coming off her first big thing and now is when she needs to create some buzz for future gigs.

-Also, Sophie Turner confirmed on the carpet that Maisie Williams will be her maid of honour when she marries Joe Jonas.

Tessa Thompson casually and repeatedly burning Chris Hemsworth in this birthday message to RDJ has me suddenly excited to see their Men in Black film.

-Sources say Britney Spears is doing “much better” after checking herself into a mental health facility to cope with her father’s illness.

-This is hilarious: Tom Holland still hasn’t read the script For Avengers: Endgame despite being done filming — and it’s because Marvel doesn’t trust him not to spoil it.

-So Jennifer Lopez is just going to keep ignoring those cheating rumours, huh?

Kanye West‘s kids took April Fool’s Day wayyyyy too far — they made him think Kim Kardashian had died. Kim told Elle: “[North] roped him into an April Fool’s prank yesterday that was ridiculous. She took ketchup into my bathroom, and she begged me to let her spread it on me, and on the bathroom, as if it was like a bad scary movie. Then she asked me to lie down. I thought she was just playing, maybe that she was going to say I was hurt. No. She taught Saint how to fake-cry—she showed him how to do it!—and then she told him to scream ‘Mommy’s dead!’ Kanye ran upstairs and he was like, ‘Kids, this is not funny. This is not a good prank.'”

-Out of all the things I could imagine Prince Harry coming out strongly against, Fortnite wasn’t one of them. He talked about banning the video game, saying “It’s created to addict. An addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.”

-Speaking of the royals, everyone’s keeping their eye on the UK press to see if they will start reporting on the Prince William cheating rumours now that the US press is. They continued to toe the line with the palace even though the Daily Beast reported on it, but now that it’s being splashed across supermarket tabloids, with they follow suit? That’s what happened once French outlets started covering Kate’s topless photos. We’ll see.

-I know it’s probably beyond a long shot, but it’s incredible to me that there’s talks of bringing Pitch back. Disney’s 20th TV is dangling a revival of Dan Fogelman‘s baseball drama to entice the This Is Us creator to remain in-house.

Celine Dion laughed off rumours of a relationship with her backup dancer: “Pepe is gay…The thing is that he’s my best friend and we dance together and he did so much for me and even just holding my hand…it’s something that I haven’t had for a long time…A hug from a 6′ 3″ man, it was wonderful…and people really thought there was a romance going on.”

-Is Emma Stone engaged? She’s been spotted sporting a diamond ring.

-Maybe when you’re heading into your court appearance you should just skip the autograph line, Lori Loughlin.  Just sayin’.

-Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath is denying reports he’s gone deaf, saying he was misquoted.

Kristen Bell has a warning about the new Veronica Mars miniseries. “This will be a controversial season. Let me just say that. I am excited for people to watch and I am also probably going to stay off the internet once it airs. There’s some stuff that happens that people will have strong feelings about.” I’m guessing Logan and Veronica break up, which isn’t doing much to build my excitement.

-I really like this story about the women behind Captain Marvel banding together to form a new production company, combining the clout they’ve earned to “exponentially lift up storytellers and less heard voices.”

Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen show off some surprising chemistry in this new Long Shot clip and I’m so confused.

Kristen Stewart pretends to be an author to cover for Laura Dern in the trailer for J.T. LeRoy. I saw this at TIFF and I thought it was good, not great, but the performances were fun.