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Fan Rushes the Stage at Beyonce & Jay Z Concert

-A drunk fan jumped on the stage and chased after Beyoncé & JAY-Z in Atlanta and the dancers tried to stop him. He’s been charged with battery.

Kaylor lives! (I don’t actually believe that Karlie Kloss is faking an engagement with a hated man just so she can keep a secret relationship with Taylor Swift under wraps — though I change my mind about that every time I listen to “Dress.”)

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade getting in on the TATBILB love is amazing.

-Both Liam Gallagher and his girlfriend are denying that there was a physical altercation between them after security footage from a London club seemed to show him grabbing her throat.

-The new HBO sizzle reel gives us the teeny tiniest glimpse of new footage from Game of Thrones. The HBO show was rumoured to be returning in April 2019, but now it looks like the wait will be longer.

-The True Detective season 3 trailer has arrived. Mahershala Ali deserves better.

-After Kevin Smith‘s heart attack, his doctor told him to lose 50lbs. He totally did it.

-Wow. Crazy Rich Asians earned $25 million in its second weekend (almost the same as what it earned opening weekend). Most movies drop about 40-50% the second weekend. This one only dropped 6% — while Saturday’s numbers dropped an unprecedented 0%.

John Cho‘s Searching also did well, nabbing the highest per screen of any movie this weekend.

-There is a lot of talk about the accent Awkwafina attempts in Crazy Rich Asians and whether she’s appropriating black culture. (I was surprised when I was watching her last night on the MMVAs that she doesn’t normally sound like that.)

-I want Angela Bassett to be my life coach.

-People have been dunking on Ethan Hawke all weekend for his quotes about how he doesn’t think superhero movies deserve praise, but reading the whole interview, I think that’s taking it wildly out of context.

-Nicki Minaj postponed tour. She said she didn’t have time to rehearse, but Page Six says the decision came after “the most disappointing tickets sales of the year for any artist.”

-In news that should surprise no one, John Goodman seemed to confirm that Roseanne Barr’s character will be killed off in the upcoming The Conners spinoff, saying about his upcoming arc “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”

Oscar Isaac is rumoured to be in talks for a mystery role in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Can it be Batman?!?

Anna Kendrick talked about her desire to see the teased relationship between her Pitch Perfect character and Chloe (Brittany Snow) materialize. She said should the Bellas reunite for a fourth film, “I will fight tooth and nail for it…but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen.”

-My Dad Wrote a Porno (aka the funniest podcast ever), is heading to TV as an HBO comedy special.

Kate Mara, whose family owns the NY Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, says she supports players’ right to protest.

-This is an interesting article on how Goop capitalizes on the medical establishment’s insistence on ignoring women’s health, leaving them “disproportionately exposed to the harms of quackery.”

-Wow, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 production has been put on hold.

-The FBI and NYPD have opened investigations into the prolific scam artist impersonating top female Hollywood execs after tips began pouring in following THR’s nutso cover story on her.

Sam Mendes directed Emma Stone in this Louis Vuitton short.

-For better or worse, I picked my TIFF movies today. I decided to pass on Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Kindergarten Teacher because it’ll come out on Netflix — and also because this trailer is creepy.

 

 

 

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are still keeping it low key and I remain pleasantly surprised. (Although I swear they look more and more alike in every photo.)

Emma Stone has dropped out of Greta Gerwig‘s Little Women — but Emma Watson might take her place. Are white Emmas interchangeable? Maybe.

Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore’s Instagram exchange is adorable.

Nicki Minaj needs to stop worrying so much about her album sales (publicly at least) and then this sort of stuff wouldn’t happen.

-This might be the best use of Twitter ever.

-The To All the Boys’ team says the sequel (which hasn’t officially been green-lit yet but duh) will focus on Lara Jean and Peter’s romantic struggles. So I’m guessing they’re following the second book which was, um, not my fave.

-Meanwhile, this is a really cute bts story about TATBILB — but also feels kind of privacy violating?

-Also, I’m really glad someone translated this bit of dirty teen talk from the movie.

-Whoa, Sony confessed to releasing fake Michael Jackson music?

-This article on Conan O’Brien never-ending quest to get Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro on his show is great. “I know that someday I’m going to turn on Fallon and see Caro playing Pictionary…He’s going to get everyone cheering, and Cardi B’s there, high-fiving him. And I’m just going to be enraged.”

Ava DuVernay‘s Central Park keeps sounding better and better. Joshua Jackson just joined the cast (and we all know that Pacey improves everything).

-I feel like no one can come after Jennifer Garner after this week. She’s a goddamn superstar.

-JJ Abrams continues to cast his TV show alums in Star Wars: Episode 9. His latest: Lost’s Dominic Monaghan.

Chance the Rapper and Zazie Beetz discover that a pizza place is actually the gateway to hell in the horror-comedy Slice.

-The Kissing Booth’s Joey King stars in the trailer for Summer 03, but more importantly: Andrea Savage and Paul Scheer play her parents. (I guess I’ve officially entered the age where I get more excited by parental casting than the leads.)

Julia Roberts‘ long lost son, played by Lucas Hedges, unexpectedly returns home from rehab in Ben Is Back. I’m debating whether to add this to my TIFF list, but the trailer doesn’t give a lot to go on.

James Gunn Fired From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 After Offensive Comments Resurface

-Ooh boy, this is a biggie. Disney fired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn after a series of offensive tweets from years ago resurfaced. In a statement, Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said, “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values.” In a series of tweets, Gunn apologized for the posts that made light of pedophilia and rape, saying “I viewed myself as a provocateur.” He’s been a questionable figure for a while (he had to apologize a few years ago for a homophobic blog post, and there was some drama about sharing writing credits), but the wrinkle in this story is that the tweets were resurfaced by alt-right personalities who are likely less concerned about the offensive content and more about taking down a celeb who frequently rails against the president. (It might also be payback for Roseanne, who was also a Disney star.) However it happened, he should have been fired, but man this is messy. Also, it remains *incomprehensible* to me that celebrities (and/or their publicists) don’t immediately scrub their entire digital presence of anything even remotely questionable the second they get a modicum of fame. It should be part of the Hollywood starter kit!

-Speaking of Roseanne, she “explained” the racist tweet that got her fired from her sitcom in a bizarre new YouTube video. She said she was fired because she voted for Trump (“That is not allowed in Hollywood”) and then screamed at the top of her lungs “I thought the b—- was white! Goddamn it! I thought the b—- was white! F—!” when talking about Valerie Jarrett. According to TMZ, the man asking Roseanne the questions is her son.

Shonda Rhimes says she’s creating 8(!) shows for Netflix, including an adaptation of The Cut’s viral scamming story about Anna Delvey.

Wiz Khalifa said straight men shouldn’t bite into bananas. [laughs for infinity]

Ariana Grande is defending naming a song on her new album after Pete Davidson: “It’s a special song about the most special human being I’ve ever met.”

-I have to say I’m pretty impressed that they are casting an age-appropriate love interest for Tom Cruise in Top Gun 2. Jennifer Connelly in early talks.

Aaron Paul dressed his baby in Breaking Bad gear for Comic-Con, and it was hella cute.

-Watch Andrew Lincoln get a little tearful at Comic-Con while confirming that he’s leaving Walking Dead.

-Meanwhile, I gave up on The Walking Dead years ago but it’s pretty neat that they landed Samantha Morton as their new big bad.

Joe Manganiello recalled the time he was told to beat up James Franco in an audition. This man is living my dream!

-Paramount TV president Amy Powell was fired over inappropriate comments she made in a meeting. They didn’t say what the comments were, but they must have been rul rul bad for her to be fired instead of reprimanded.

-Hush Hush is being adapted into a movie? Seriously?! I read that book ten years ago (TEN!) and was horrified by how the “romance” basically consists of a woman being being worn down by her stalker. It was bad enough back then, so how the hell does this get picked up in the #MeToo era?

-DVR alert: Canada is finally getting Killing Eve, which starts airing on Bravo this Sunday.

-I dug this piece on how TV’s need to consume more of our time has led to a frustrating deterioration in quality, even for good shows.

-Conan got Jodie Foster, Hilary Swank, Nick Offerman and more to “audition” for Batgirl.

-I was certain that this story about Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and Ian McKellen signing on to do a movie adaptation of Cats was a joke — but I don’t think it is?

-This thread, which summarizes every Shakespeare play with a Parks and Rec quote, is brilliant.

Elle Fanning goes on the run in the trailer for Mélanie Laurent’s Galveston.