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Kanye West Goes to Washington

Kanye West and Trump are both so outrageous that it’s hard to be surprised by anything they do anymore. But their meeting today at the White House was bonkers. What even is this video? Can we all agree that Kanye is just all about empty provocation these days and probably doesn’t even believe what he’s saying? I mean, should we even care about what anyone whose iPhone password is just a serious of zeroes really thinks?

-Now Kid Rock is at the White House. This day just keeps getting better and better…

-Wait, does People’s new Lady Gaga cover story not actually include a new interview with Lady Gaga?

-I am very much appreciating Steve Carell’s transition into a silver fox.

Selena Gomez is seeking treatment after an emotional breakdown following a couple of hospital stays stemming from kidney transplant complications.

Amandla Stenberg says Jennifer Lawrence taught her how to “pee in the woods” when they were shooting The Hunger Games. Is that…something you have to be taught?

Scarlett Johansson has reportedly landed a $15 million payday for a Black Widow movie.

-I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks Meredith Grey deserves better than Ted from How I Met Your Mother. I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy for years and still this angers me!

Ryan Adams is butthurt by Mandy Moore‘s comments about their marriage.

-I watched the second episode of A Million Little things and damn, that show is bad. As this thread points out, it’s gruesome and gross.

-I was working from home today so I caught all of Dakota Johnson‘s segment on Ellen. I can’t tell if there’s just not a lot of there there, or if she just has an incredibly dry sense of humour but…oof. The only part that was halfway amusing was when Ellen made fun of her for not inviting her to her birthday party, and she responded by making fun of Ellen for asking about the pregnancy rumours.

-I’m already won over by the premise of Rebel Wilson‘s new movie: she’s trapped in a romcom and wooed by Chris Hemsworth.

-About this photo of Emily Bett Rickards: 1) I love her character’s new look. Witness protection, I’m guessing? 2) I love even more that she appears to have no idea when her show actually airs. Arrow doesn’t come back until Monday.

Julia Roberts tries to help Lucas Hedges escape his drug-dealing past in the trailer for Ben Is Back. The film festival buzz about this one is that the first half is an emotional family journey, and then it takes a weird turn.

Chris Hemsworth Talks Fatherhood and Finding His Voice

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Chris Hemsworth is out here coming for the title of Best Chris with this new GQ cover story. (I knew it was going to be good when the writer tweeted that she “female-gazed” him.) He talks about prioritizing his family over his career, faking knowledge about wine, and why he wanted to loosen up for the third Thor movie: “The first one is good, the second one is meh. What masculinity was, the classic archetype, it just all starts to feel very familiar. I was so aware that we were right on the edge.”

Chris Evans also remains in the running due to tweets like this one.

Winona Ryder revealed that she thinks she and Keanu Reeves might be legally married (“We actually got married in Dracula. No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life. In that scene, Francis [Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest. We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married”). Not surprisingly, Twitter exploded at the news.

Ben Affleck and 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton were photographed together again this weekend, so I guess that’s a thing.

Zoe Kravitz‘s story about Prince being too clingy and crimping her style when she was 18 is great.

-Tonight Ariana Grande says she’ll be hitting the VMAs stage with diverse group of over 50 female dancers.

-Yay for Crazy Rich Asians, which posted a better-than-expected weekend debut of $25.2-$26 million and a five-day launch of as much as $36 million, the best showing in three years for a rom-com and the best showing for any comedy in a year. Nearly 40 percent of the audience was Asian, because representation matters.

-Meanwhile, this is a great tidbit of how How Crazy Rich Asians got Coldplay’s ‘Yellow’ for a key scene. Director Jon M. Chu wrote the band to say “[The word ‘yellow’] has always had a negative connotation in my life … until I heard your song.”

-In a new profileIdris Elba talks about the “boundless ambition” that saw him go from “basically homeless” before The Wire to being invited to DJ this year’s royal wedding. He also talks about the surprise of proposing to Sabrina Dhowre, a model and Miss Vancouver 2014, despite previously swearing off marriage. “I just fell in love and want to be with that person for the rest of my life.”

-Forbes has released its annual Highest-Paid Actresses list, with Scarlett Johansson coming in at No. 1, and Gal Gadot making the cut.

John Krasinski‘s new Amazon show Jack Ryan is getting decent reviews, which I’m surprised by for some reason.

-Should I be watching AMC’s Lodge 49? It’s been airing for a few weeks but feels like everyone started tweeting about it all of the sudden. Wyatt Russell is adorable, after all.

Johnny Depp is claiming self-defense in response to that alleged on-set assault against a crew member. Ok.

-This is a good interview with Netflix’s VP of original programming about why their dramas are so often sluggishly paced (especially around the middle of the season) and why their comedies are more immune to this issue.

-These quotes from Michael Shannon on Trump are a thing of beauty.

-I knew I was going to love To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. I just knew it. But I didn’t know that my entire Twitter TL would also become obsessed with it. Tweets like this one made me smile all weekend. Or this one, where the writer of the book posted about how she made the stars re-enact iconic romcom moments when she was on set. And now everyone is obsessed with Lana Condor (who carries the movie) and Noah Centineo (who is about to explode; LA Time calls him the next Zac Efron, he was in the “Havana” music video, and he’ll next appear in a Netflix romcom called Sierra Burgess is a Loser on Sept. 7). The fact that they keep leaving flirty comments on each other’s IG posts is a bonus.

-Meanwhile, I like this piece on the movie’s outfits, and this one on how only one production company didn’t want to white-wash Lara Jean’s character.

-I enjoyed this interview with Kieran Culkin, who is killing it on Succession.

-Here’s the trailer for Outlaw King, the Netflix movie that’s going to open TIFF.

Harvey Weinstein Breaks His Silence

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Harvey Weinstein just broke his silence (oh goodie) according to quotes in The Spectator, in which he blames his women troubles on being ugly and says “Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone. But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.” His lawyer was quick to step in, saying “Mr. Weinstein never said anything about trading movie roles for sexual favors. You have my word that Harvey did not say that.” The writer has since walked back the quote, saying “We were discussing Hollywood and I may have misunderstood certain things about the methods of that place” — though the quotes are still up on the Spectator’s website.

-Over 40 celebs, including Rose McGowan, Paz de la Huerta, Terry Crews, Mira Sorvino, and Anthony Rapp, signed an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times asking people to stop blaming Asia Argento for boyfriend Anthony Bourdain’s death.

Henry Cavill has been shamed into an apology for his stupid #MeToo statements (though he took pains to point out that “This experience has taught me a valuable lesson as to the context and the nuance of editorial liberties” cause, you know, saying a flirt can be confused for a rapist is clearly something that can be misquoted and taken out of context by those meanie journalists!)

-Speaking of taking action after a public shaming, Scarlett Johansson has dropped out of the movie in which she was set to depict a trans man.

-Did Ariana Grande just sweep in late to claim the song of the summer? ‘Cause that video is kinda everything.

-I don’t even go here, but it’s pretty neat that Downton Abbey’s original cast will reunite for a big screen movie adaption.

-The timeline Amanda Seyfried tries to portray in regards to her relationship with Thomas Sadoski doesn’t quite line up, does it?

-I keep forgetting that Neil Gaiman is adapting Good Omens for TV, and then every time I’m reminded it’s like Christmas morning all over again!

-No, YOU cried over this video of Jonathan Van Ness reacting to his double Emmy noms for Queer Eye and Gay of Thrones.

Yvette Nicole Brown is going to step in to host The Walking Dead preview special as AMC “works to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick.”

Joss Whedon is returning to TV full-time with HBO’s straight-to-series sci-fi Victorian drama The Nevers. HBO reportedly beat out Netflix to nab the series. I know he’s problematic af, but I just can’t help but be intrigued…

Miley Cyrus just went social media dark. Either she’s about to announce a new project, or she’s just tired of competing with Will Smith’s hilarious video edits.

-I get the biggest smile whenever I read this Vulture reporter’s interviews with Sandra Oh.  They’re just so cute with each other!

Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl album is turning 30. I watched the new Whitney doc last night (which is so, so good!) and there was the best Abdul slam in it. My theatre collectively gasped.

-The Bay suddenly pulled all Ivanka Trump products due to “performance.”

Michael Pena fights aliens in Netflix’s Extinction.

Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick strike up an unlikely friendship in Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor.