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George Clooney Was Having “The Best Time Of His Life” At Met Gala

George Clooney apparently had some very drunk fun at the Met Gala afterparty. (FF to 1 min, 30 secs)

Letitia Wright was also having the best time.

Taylor Swift opened her Reputation tour by talking about being “bullied” by Kim Kardashian: “A couple of years ago, someone called me a snake on social media and it caught on.” So that’s the way she wants to play it, huh?

Lea Michele‘s engagement posts have been a little over the top, but it’s still very cute that she asked Jonathan Groff to be her maid of honor.

-Holy Christ, how is Johnny Depp still getting roles? He allegedly attacks a crew member? He hires his friends for parts? He takes over the director’s job? This whole story is trash.

-Ooh boy. Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa posted a photo of her and her boyfriend Aundre Dean at the Kentucky Derby over the weekend. She promptly got a response from Dean’s wife, who is pregnant with their second child.

-Streaming numbers of Beyonce and Kanye West‘s albums on Jay Z‘s music platform Tidal have been manipulated, allowing the stars excessive royalty payouts, according to a new report. This follows a lot of blind items about Tidal that have popped up over the last couple of years.

Jada Pinkett Smith sat down with Will Smith’s ex-wife, Sheree Fletcher, for her new Facebook series. Jada recalled a time she was rude to Sheree: “Will Smith let me have it! His take was, ‘That is Trey’s mother, and that’s just not your place.'”

-This look at Hollywood paydays is insane. Sandra Bullock made at least $10 million for her voice role in Minions.  Robert Downey Jr got $10 million for his appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

-This is so effing savvy: Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson added a $1 million “social-media fee” to his multimillion-dollar movie salary. If the studio wants him to tweet about a movie, they gotta pay up.

-Despite strong reviews for Joshua Jackson and Lauren Ridloff’s performances, Broadway’s revival of Children of a Lesser God has struggled to sell tickets and is closing early. Jackson’s IG post about it is predictably gracious and wonderful.

-Wow. Ryan Murphy is donating 100 percent of profits from his new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations.

-Meanwhile, people are really angry that Murphy is eyeing a new series tentatively titled Consent, which would tackle Hollywood predators like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey.  Yes, I would prefer to see a woman lead this, but I’m not going to get too worked up over a hypothetical series. Call me when it gets a season pickup.

-Speaking of pickups, NBC just ordered new sitcoms produced by Mike Schur (Parks & Rec, The Good Place) and Amy Poehler. CBS picked up two comedies, and as well as Dick Wolf‘s FBI and the Murphy Brown revival. Interestingly for a network that has been traditionally super white, two of their new shows will have black leads (including one produced by Harry Styles).

Childish Gambino‘s record-breaking “This Is America” video hits 50 million views in mere days.

-Meanwhile, between his new video and his SNL episode, Donald Glover is basically winning May. I’m very interested to see how prickly he’ll be during the Solo press tour. I can’t take another New Yorker profile like this one.

-Also, he totally steals the show in this new Solo clip.

-I dig Nathan Fillion, but I follow him on Insta and this is not what his face looks like anymore.

-Rose McGowan is on the cover of THR, and she talks about how the press treats her. “If I was Reese Witherspoon, would I be treated like I am? The answer is no. But [the press] feels I’m fair game. I think it’s because [Weinstein] paid off the media for 20 years to savage me.”

Cate Blanchett is crushing it at Cannes so far. A reporter asked whether the #MeToo movement would change the industry and festival — and she prompted her male jury members to speak up first.

Terry Gilliam is having a terrible week. He’s still waiting to hear if his long-delayed film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote would finally be screened at Cannes this weekend or if it will be tied up in legal delays. And he just suffered a mini-stroke.

-Grimes is dating Elon Musk? Huh.

Armie Hammer apparently just found out about Iran-Contra Affair? I feel old.  (Also, I would watch this.)

Annette Bening in talks to join Captain Marvel which is great because she’s boss, but didn’t they already start filming in back in March? Adding castmembers to movies already in production freaks me out.

Jordan Peele’s next movie is called US, and Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss are in talks to star.  Just take my money already!

-This is a great piece on how superhero movies make publicists of us all.

-Oh no. Scott Hutchison, the lead singer of the band Frightened Rabbit, has been reported missing. I like them.

Gabrielle Union‘s excitement over rosé gummy bears in this interview makes me love her even more.

-This was one of my fave sequences on TV last year. The fact that Pamela Adlon planned the whole thing without her TV daughter knowing about it beforehand makes it even more awesome.

13 Reasons Why’s season 2 trailer is all about justice for Hannah. “I thought this whole thing was going to be over,” says Clay. So did I, kid.

Jeff Goldblum narrates the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer.

49 Stars Come Together to ‘Stop the Hate’

Ryan Murphy and HRC brought together 49 celebrities to honour the 49 Orlando shooting victims in this really powerful video.

Kristen Bell is opening up about dealing with Dax Shepard’s addictions.

Drew Barrymore might become a syndicated talk show host. I’m surprising myself by how much I don’t hate that idea. I must be drunk.

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston couldn’t stop posing touching each other on their Roman holiday.

-Not going to lie, I’ve been letting Animal Kingdom pile up on my DVR. But I’m consuming all delightful Scott Speedman interviews immediately .

Rihanna and Drake: still doin’ it.

John Mayer announced on national TV that he wants to date, saying he’s “more mature than I’ve ever been” and is “excited for a meet-cute.” Those two things don’t seem to go together.

Jessica Williams is leaving The Daily Show, which seems like a good move for her.

Brie Larson would like to introduce you to her pimple.

-I love that Carly Pope is suddenly back in demand now. I still mourn the cancellation of Popular.

-Neilson is attempting to make sense of secretive streaming numbers, and according to them, 6.7M people watched season premiere of”Orange is the Black its first three days.

Idris Elba in a jumpsuit alert! You’re welcome.

-Now that I’m totally spoiled by the effed up ending of The Neon Demon, I kind of want to see that movie. (Don’t click if you don’t want to know. Or if you ever want to sleep again.)

-I saw the movie based on HBO’s Looking last night and loved it! I’m going to miss the crap out of that lil’ show.

Hugh Jackman is doing rope pulls and my triceps hurt just looking at this.

-Will any celebrity depicted in Kayne West‘s “Famous” video dare to sue him? Probs not.

-TV is getting darker than ever. Not just in tone, but literally darker.

-It costs $200k a year to maintain your face in Hollywood with the latest beauty treatments? Hard pass.

-HBO just released this handy infographic to help you figure out who’s all related on Game of Thrones — and totally confirmed Jon Snow‘s parentage.

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake try to find their happy place in the new Trolls trailer.

Jamie Dornan, Aaron Paul and Sarah Gadon creep us out in the new The 9th Life of Louis Drax trailer.

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill in GQ

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill in GQ.
Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill in GQ. (Photo: Ellen von Unwerth/GQ)

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill talk about their “un-normal” relationship, falling in love when he was in jail, and the VMAs in their new joint interview with GQ.

Drake just opened up a new restaurant with Susur Lee (in my work neighbourhood!) and he named it after Rihanna. Sorry, you’ll have to excuse me for a second while my head explodes…

-What the what? Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels because Daniels defended Terrence Howard in an interview by saying “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f—in’ demon.” Ugh. There’s soooo much wrong with this story. First, beating a woman (or six, per court filings) DOES in fact make Howard a “f—in’ demon.” Speaking of checking receipts, Penn is kidding us with this, right? And just because Penn has somehow managed to score an inexplicable free pass from Hollywood (along with Charlie Sheen, Michael Fassbender, Mel Gibson, Mike Tyson, Sean Connery, etc. etc. etc.) doesn’t mean every other abuser out there shouldn’t be called out. The irony that a domestic violence conversation has been turned into a dick measuring contest shouldn’t be surprising at this point, I guess.

-Continuing this month’s trend of celebrities who disappoint us, Azealia Banks went on homophobic tirade while on a plane and clawed fellow passengers.

-Wow, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner really are embracing this conscious uncoupling thing, huh?

-In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer aren’t actually best friends, says Schumer. “We really like each other, but I think the media blew it up. We’re not BFFs. We’re just Fs, but we’re really good Fs.” (Although since she’s constantly Instagramming stuff like this, I’m not sure it’s really “the media” who’s blowing it up.)

-Meanwhile, I’m actually surprised it took this long for Amy Schumer to land a book deal. She reportedly scored a ton of money for it, too.

-Sad news: Gina Rodriguez has split from her boyfriend Henri Esteve.  On the plus side, she seems super pumped to be working with Britney Spears.

-Oh, FFS. Hollywood is already thinking about a sequel to Sicario (aka – the movie I hated at TIFF).

-Blindspot is the early fall TV winner, judging by last night’s ratings. Minority Report is not.

-Speaking of fall TV, the new Supergirl trailer features footage from upcoming episodes.

-Just in case you want to be even more depressed about this season’s new crop of TV shows: 11 years ago today, both Lost and Veronica Mars debuted. (We were on vacation in Cape Breton and I made our entire gang stay in the hotel that night to watch the Lost premiere. I stand by that decision.)

Jimmy Kimmel just upped the ante by having celebs read mean tweets about them live.

Ryan Reynolds has cut a longtime friend out of his life for trying to sell pics of his new baby.

-Last Man on Earth costars Will Forte and January Jones have split. Wait, they were dating?! It doesn’t matter — everyone’s already locked into the January Jones/Jon Hamm narrative.

-This video of Taraji P. Henson getting ready for the Emmys and not knowing her friends were taping her is life.

Kevin Hart wants to play David Beckham in their new H&M ad.

Allison Janney’s boyfriend sounds exactly like the boyfriend we would have wished for her if we were in charge of such things.

Robert De Niro told a journalist ‘I’m not doing this, darling’ and walked out of an interview. Charming.

-This is an interesting article questioning Ryan Murphy‘s racial tolerance. Nicole and I watched a screener of his new show Scream Queens this weekend (which premieres tonight on Fox with a 2-hour pilot) and there were race-based jokes (particularly one about white eyeliner) that made us gasp. And it takes a LOT to make us gasp.

-Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow supported boyfriend Brad Falchuk at the Scream Queens premiere last night.

-Speaking of Scream Queens, Lea Michele was promoting the show and became Ellen’s latest scare victim.

-The first trailer for The Big Short, starring Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, reminds us how bad hairstyles were in 2005.