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-In Ariana Grande‘s Elle cover story, she talks about dealing with the Manchester concert and loving Jaws when she was just 4, but stays mum on her quickie engagement.

-Meanwhile, Pete Davidson defended his decision to give fiancée Ariana Grande his late father’s FDNY badge, which she’s wearing on a necklace.

Meghan Markle‘s father says he thinks his daughter looks terrified in her new family, saying he can tell by her smile. My god, how is he still allowed to talk about her?

-The is weird: Hulu just stealth-dropped the entire new season of UnREAL. It may still air on Lifetime, but not until next year, if at all. They’re playing it like it’s a Beyonce-style surprise release, but it feels a lot more like a summer burn-off.

Johnny Depp has settled his legal feud with his former managers.

Demi Moore and Cybill Shepherd got in on the Bruce Willis-roasting action for Comedy Central.

Jessica Biel‘s trouble-plagued restaurant has abruptly closed.

Chris Pine uses a flip phone and drives a Jeep Wagoner. And yet, I still think he’s the best Chris. He’s so great, he’s able to overcome all this hipster nonsense.

Sacha Baron Cohen‘s new series on Showtime is getting rave reviews. I like this take on how he’s able to respond to right wing troll culture in a way mainstream reporters cannot. The gun segment is insane.

Danielle Panabaker will make her directorial debut in The Flash’s new season. Well, they’re not giving her anything to do in front of the camera so she might as well try behind it.

Billy Bush‘s wife has filed for divorce. She deserves a medal for sticking it out for two years after the tapes.

Cardi B, Beyonce and Jay-Z are leading the MTV VMA nominations.

-I gave up on The Crown because it was way too slow for my tastes, but Olivia Colman looks amazing as Queen Elizabeth. It’s hard to believe that that’s the same woman who once said “Move away from me now or I will piss in a cup and throw it at you.”

-I missed that Broadway stars were sniping about Lauren Ambrose taking Sunday matinees off during her My Fair Lady run.

-Stranger Things doesn’t come back until next year, but Netflix is already promoting it with a new teaser that introduces a new job for Steve.

-Expectant couple Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger had some face mask fun on Instagram, but seriously, has no one introduced them to Korean sheet masks yet?! I expect more from her.

-I love that Christine Baranski had no idea what Big Dick Energy was, but as soon as she was told she had it she was like “oh, I get it now.”

-Now that The Handmaid’s Tale finale has aired here, I get why it was so divisive with critics last week.

-Michelle Obama dancing in the front row of a Beyonce concert is a mood.

-Vulture ranked the 20 best rom-com sidekicks and I love these picks!

-I’m seeing The Miseducation of Cameron Post this week, and the new trailer has me v. excited.

-The promo for an Emma Roberts/Hayden Christensen rom-com might actually be the worst trailer of the year. So naturally, I can’t wait to watch it.

-Speaking of movie trailers, I love this 90s trailer bracket.

Felicity Jones fights for gender equality as young a Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the trailer for On the Basis of Sex, costarring Armie Hammer. This looks, um…not great.

Cardi B Welcomes Daughter Kulture

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-Congrats to Cardi B who just welcomed her first childa baby girl she named Kulture Kiari Cephus.

-Everyone else can stop with the #InMyFeelingsChallenge. Sterling K. Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson just won the whole thing with this video to celebrate their first day back on the set of This Is Us.

Henry Cavill telling GQ that #MeToo has made it more difficult for him to date is a really, really bad look. “It’s very difficult to do that if there are certain rules in place. Because then it’s like, “Well, I don’t want to go up and talk to her, because I’m going to be called a rapist or something.'”

Kristen Bell wears gloves in the pool to avoid prune-y fingers. Rich people are weird.

-Wow, THR’s cover story is a crazy read. It’s an investigation into a con artist who is impersonating top female execs in Hollywood like Kathleen Kennedy and Amy Pascal as part of a global scam.

Kylie Jenner is on the cover of Forbes as the youngest self-made billionaire. But exactly how “self-made” is she?

Sarah Palin feels duped by Sacha Baron Cohen, who she says “heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. Veteran” during an interview for his new show. This is the best PR leading up to the premiere the show could have possibly gotten…

Donald Glover just dropped two new summer-themed songs as Childish Gambino.

-We’re now just a few days behind the US when it comes to Handmaid’s Tale airings (it dropped on Hulu last night; we get it on Bravo on Sunday). I’ve been trying to avoid reviews but the general sentiment from critics on Twitter has been hard to avoid.

-Also, the show cancelled that planned line of wine following all the social media backlash.

-What the hell is “dude-friendly wine“, Stephen Amell?!? Gawd, masculinity is so damn fragile.

-I’m choosing to believe that Justin Theroux wore a Wu-Tang Clan hat in tribute to The Leftovers and Nora’s impromptu tattoo.

Dwayne Johnson is not running for office in 2020 — but he isn’t ruling out a future presidential run.

-His Skyscraper costar Neve Campbell (who looked ah-maz-ing at the premiere) talked to Stephen Colbert about why she stepped away from acting after Scream.

-Wait, so not only are we getting Jared Leto‘s Joker origin movie, we’re also getting Joaquin Phoenix’s? How many of these things do we really need?

-This sucks: Demi Moore is reportedly the victim of a major credit card fraud case. A man allegedly reported her card missing and then intercepted her new card before racking up $169k in bills.

Green Day’s “American Idiot” has re-entered the British charts as people are trying to get it to the No. 1 song before Trump’s visit.

-Comic book fans love Y: The Last Man. Like, they LOVE it. At least the casting of FX’s upcoming adaptation is promising. Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan has landed the role of Yorick, the last living man on Earth after a mysterious illness wipes out every other single male mammal in the world. Imogen Poots will play his sister, Hero, and Diane Lane will play their mother, Senator Jennifer Brown.

-I gave up on The Walking Dead ages ago, but I dig the fact that the new showrunner is a woman.

-Catfish’s Nev Schulman has been cleared of sexual misconduct allegations in an internal MTV investigation.

-Wait, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth started out as a Wattpad fic written by a 15-year-old? That movie makes so much more sense now…

-The fact that all the US TV critics I follow are suddenly gushing over Letterkenny delights me.

-This is an interesting look back at Across The Universe from star Evan Rachel Wood and director Julie Taymor, who talk about the films bungled marketing, and Taymor’s “difficult” reputation.

Keira Knightley and Dominic West play authors struggling with infidelity in the Colette trailer.

Is Beyonce Pregnant Or Just Messing With Us?

Beyonce‘s belly bump watch just kicked into high gear thanks to this video from her new tour, in which she appears to cup her stomach. I dunno; she just had twins a year ago and she posed with a Corona just last week.

-In news that should surprise no one, Johnny Depp is being sued for allegedly punching a location manager on the City of Lies set. The lawsuit claims the actor screamed obscenities at the crew member and punched him twice in the ribs, then offered him $100,000 to punch back.

Robin Wright broke her silence about costar Kevin Spacey, making it clear she didn’t have a friendship with him beyond the House of Cards set. In her Today Show interview, she says “Kevin and I knew each other between action and cut, and in between setups, where we would giggle. I didn’t really …I didn’t know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is.”

-Also, costar Patricia Clarkson credits her for saving the show after the scandal. “Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods, because when the show goes away, some people don’t get paid. I think it’s going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I’m thankful for it.”

-Is 24 the new age for celebrities to get engaged? And cripes, is that another pear-shaped diamond?!

Gal Gadot stopped by a children’s hospital in Virginia dressed like Wonder Woman and the photos are lovely.

-I really like Dwayne Johnson‘s response to those tough Baywatch reviews: “It’s not that critics didn’t like it. They … hated it. But to clarify, it’s not audience first, critics never. Critics love movies, and we’re all in this business together.”

-Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams wants a new trial to lower his $50K monthly child support bill.

-I don’t love the olive green Ralph Lauren dress that Meghan Markle wore to Prince Louis‘ christening today, but Princess Charlotte was always going to steal the show anyway.

Harvey Weinstein appeared in court and  pled not guilty to new sexual assault charges, and won’t face home confinement. Also, he’s apparently working as a paralegal on his own case.

-The new chief of Warner laid out his vision for HBO — and he basically wants to turn it into Netflix. This is so weird and misguided. HBO has an established and respected brand and tone; Netflix’s original content strategy just seems to be throwing things at the wall and seeing what sticks without worrying about bloat or quality.

Drake‘s Scorpion is now the first album to reach 1 billion streams in a week. I’m happy for him; I just wish it was a better album.

-Also, Drake‘s new freestyle “Behind Barz” seems to be about Kanye West.

-I’m both impressed and not at all surprised that Lin-Manuel Miranda deals with mean people by being unfailingly cheerful until they feel so bad they end up apologizing.

Stan Lee has dropped his $1 billion lawsuit against his former company.

-Lawrence is nowhere to be seen and Issa looks like she’s still living with Daniel in the new Insecure promo.

-The ladies of Litchfield try to adjust to life in maximum security in the season 6 trailer for Orange Is The New Black.

-Gross. Jerry O’Connell  is hosting a show called Real Men Watch Bravo this fall, because god forbid we don’t coddle masculine fragility. Straight white dudes exhaust me.

Sacha Baron Cohen released a short preview of his new Showtime show Who Is America, which he says he’s been undercover secretly filming it for a year. In the clip, he gets Dick Cheney to autograph his “waterboarding kit.”

Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy are currently shooting the IT sequel in Toronto, and her IG stories make it seem like they’re having a great time. They dined at Kasa Moto on Saturday (so close to my house!) and then she got him to demonstrate proper hand washing technique.

Emma Stone, Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz star in the first trailer for The Favourite. (I love that they’re using the British spelling.) It’s from the director of The Lobster, a movie I still haven’t quite wrapped my head around.