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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Get Flirty For Fenty

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky sat down to interview each other and talked skincare, beauty icons, favourite TV shows, and classic cartoons. They’ve got an adorable rapport. I love when she makes fun of his first red carpet appearance: “You coulda used some Fenty Skin back then.”

-Congrats to Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, just welcomed a baby girl to the world, their first child together: Daisy Dove Bloom. (Ok, I gotta give it to them. Daisy Bloom is an adorable name.)

-Also, I very much like that they announced the news on UNICEF’s Instagram account with a statement about the need for pre- and post-natal healthcare for women around the world.

Jessica Mulroney would like to remind you all that Meghan Markle is her BFF, ok?

-This interview with Tiffany Haddish and John Mulaney is a delight, especially the bit with Haddish talking about wearing a prosthetic penis for confidence.

This is a good look at how Trevor Noah‘s The Daily Show has gone from being jokes about the news to, more and more, the news with some jokes amid the pandemic — and it’s clearly working. His viewership numbers are astounding, and his videos have racked up millions of views on YouTube, including an extended interview he released in March that went viral.

-It’s worth watching Stephen Colbert’s segment last night, in which he talked about how NBA players are showing more leadership than the RNC convention. “Why should we pay attention to what they’re saying if none of what they’re saying tonight is about what’s happening in America right now? Why should we watch their reality show if it doesn’t reflect our reality?”

-In an new Zoom chat, Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji talked the most emotional scenes to shoot for Insecure season four. God, I hope they both clean up at the Emmys.

-Speaking of Emmy campaign appearances, watching Succession stars Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen get giggly over Shiv and Tom is a delight.

-Grey’s Anatomy alum Sara Ramirez has announced that they are non-binary. They quietly changed their pronouns on social media a while back, and today they posted about their gender directly: “In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither.”

-This is a great piece explaining OnlyFans, the spotlight on its new celebrity users, and how platforms defined and popularized by sex workers are often the first ones to deny them their place at the table.

Jaden Smith and Cara Delevingne‘s upcoming romantic drama Life In a Year is facing an uncertain future now that two of its supporting actors (Cuba Gooding Jr. and Chris D’Elia) are facing sexual misconduct claims.

-Not today, Terry Crews!

-Bravo is moving forward with its reality TV production, even Top Chef. All the contestants and judges will have to be tested and quarantined before production begins, the set will be socially distanced, and the judges won’t share food anymore.

-People are on baby bump watch for Jennifer Lawrence because of these pics.

-Weirdly, there’s lots of talk that TIFF is denying critics press accreditation this year — which makes no sense because pretty much everything is digital so it’s not like there’s capacity concerns. Hopefully this is a sign that they’re reversing their rejections.

-The Ringer posted a history of movie costars who hated each other and it’s exactly the type of content I needed today.

Anya Taylor-Joy and Marielle Heller star in the trailer for The Queen’s Gambit, Netflix’s limited series adaptation of Walter Tevis‘ novel.

 

 

Black Is King — and Beyonce Is Queen

-Black Is King, a new film by Beyonce, debuted at midnight Disney+ and critics are loving it.

-Here’s a close reading of all the symbolism.

Charlize Theron recently told her 5-year-old daughter that she is in a relationship with herself at the moment. “Her mind was blown. But, I know that was the day that she realized there’s a different possibility.”

Rihanna talked about her new Fenty Skin campaign and says she cringes at the idea of inclusion as “a narrative” and that she wants us to reach a point where it just…is.

Brad Garrett called out Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter, saying “it comes from the top” and he “knows more than one who were treated horribly by her.⁩”

Brian McKnight confirmed rumours that Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlakehad a new baby.”

-This interview with Marc Maron about late girlfriend Lynn Shelton is beautiful.

Courteney Cox and David Arquette are set to reprise their roles in a new Scream movie.

-Multiple women have come forward with claims of sexual assault and misconduct against actor Bryan Callen, who played Coach Mellor on The Goldbergs.

Adam Sandler‘s anniversary post is very sweet.

This article detailing everything that went down on the 1999 set of Bryan Singer‘s X-Men is insane. Michael Jackson wanted to play Professor Xavier. One of the film’s actors (Alexander Burton, who played Pyro) filed a civil suit four months after production wrapped, claiming that he was raped by three of Singer’s friends and business associates. Rebecca Romijn would undergo hours of body paint to play Mystique, and then on a whim, Singer would decide not to use her in a scene. Despite a lineup of A-list writers, Singer’s assistant secretly wrote much of the script. Producer Tom DeSanto fought with Singer when he discovered the director and some crew members took drugs before shooting a stunt that left Hugh Jackman bleeding. The next day, most of the main cast descended on Singer’s trailer and threatened to quit if DeSanto left (leading to Halle Balle‘s infamous “You can kiss my black ass” quote).

-Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston revealed that he has recovered from a mild case of covid and is now donating plasma.

-Is the best socially distanced photo yet?

Ryan Reynolds has committed to taking on 10 to 20 trainees from BiPOC communities for his upcoming film in an effort to promote diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

Evan Rachel Wood discovers the limitations of growing up with grifter parents in Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which costars Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger and Gina Rodriguez.

Gigi Hadid’s Questionable Taste

Gigi Hadid‘s interior design choices are shockingly, shockingly bad. I can’t get over the basket of billiard balls in the kitchen.

The Emmy nominations came out today and HBO’s Watchmen dominated, which I’m pretty happy about. Overall, this is one of the best nomination years in a while. I’m thrilled to see Zendaya, Paul Mescal, Issa Rae and What We Do In Shadows get some unexpected Emmy love, but bummed about Pamela Aldon, Desus & Mero, Unbelievable’s Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever, and El Camino’s Aaron Paul and Jesse Plemons being snubbed.

-In other Emmy news, a record number of Black actors scored nods.

-Also, the way Leslie Jones announced the nominees is the way I want everything to be announced from now on. (“Dead to Me…I love that show, THE GOOD PLACE AAHHHH!!! INSECURAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!”)

-I love that this quickie interview with Paul Mescal was supposed to be about his Emmy nod, and the interviewer still managed to slip in a question about whether or not he’s dating Phoebe Bridgers. (I also love that he wouldn’t talk about it.)

-Just days after announcing her pregnancy, Riverdale star Vanessa Morgan‘s husband, White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech, has filed for divorce.

-Speaking of splits, Meek Mill revealed that he and girlfriend have called it quits, days after Kanye West accused Kim Kardashian of cheating with the rapper.

Johnny Depp handed out bandannas with notes to supporters outside the courthouse.

-Now that the trial has ended and the verdict is imminent, this is a good piece on who ended up looking like a winner (spoiler alert: nobody), and illustrates the difference between UK and US libel laws — because whatever happened during marriage, this case probably wouldn’t have gone to trial in U.S. where Depp would need to prove falsehood and actual malice.

-In what could be huge news, AMC and Universal have agreed to shorten the window between theatrical premieres and VOD from 70-90 days to just 17 days. This is how many have been predicting the pandemic is going to change the movie industry. There will always be theatrical releases (at least for blockbusters) but the ability to watch new releases from the comfort of your own home is going to come much sooner, especially for smaller films or movies that don’t perform well on opening weekend.

-There are rumours going around that Draya Michele lost her collaboration with Savage X Fenty after making a dumb comment about Megan Thee Stallion‘s shooting.

-Meanwhile, Rihanna is hosting a virtual Fenty Skin launch party tomorrow.

-Actress and director Amy Seimetz has obtained a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend, director Shane Carruth.

Cameron Crowe, Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup and Patrick Fugit had a Zoom chat to talk about Almost Famous’ 20th anniversary.

Leah Remini and Tony Ortega posted details from a chapter she had written about Tom Cruise for her book, but decided to cut because the publisher worried it would be the only thing the media would focus on. Among the allegations, Remini says Cruise used to get fellow Scientologists to give his girlfriends sex advice and break up with them for him, sent employees he didn’t like for “interrogations” that they had to pay for themselves, fired his longtime publicist Pat Kingsley and secured her cooperation with a “dirt file” the church kept on her, and silenced those around him with draconian NDAs.

-Mad Men’s John Slattery stars in Fox’s new sci-fi drama neXt.