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-Is there anything better than seeing Constance Wu on magazine covers? She graces the latest issue of Fashion, in which she talks about feeling an obligated to represent Asians in Hollywood.

-Speaking of great covers, Glow’s Alison Brie looks 80s glam on Cosmopolitan Italia’s August Issue.

Tiffany Haddish tackled Vogue’s 73 Questions, and the results are hilarious.

-It a wide-ranging podcast interview, Evangeline Lilly got very candid about her struggles on Lost, talking about uncomfortable nude scenes (“In season 3, I’d had a bad experience on set with being basically cornered into doing a scene partially naked, and I felt had no choice in the matter. And I was mortified and I was trembling when it finished. I was crying my eyes out and I had to go on do a very formidable, very strong scene thereafter”) and how she hated that her character became little more than a love interest (“I did throw scripts across rooms when I read them because I would get very frustrated by the diminishing amount of her own story that there was to play”).

Kanye West, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera pose with their kids in Harper’s Bazaar September issue.

-This was pretty much my trajectory with HBO’s Succession, too: I thought it was super boring at first but stuck with it because critics I respect said it gets better, and now I’m hooked.

-This oral history of Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias” (featuring all the major players) is a joy to read.

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reuniting for a movie about the ex-cop who reportedly rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game to win $24 million.

-At the TCAs today, Fox announced not one, but two 24 spinoffs: a prequel about origins of Jack Bauer and one set in the legal world with the clock ticking down 24 hours until a prisoner’s execution. They also teased the likely return of Prison Break.

-Fox also announced that Justin Timberlake and Dax Shepard will team up to produce the game show Spin the Wheel, which will offer what the network says will be one of the biggest prizes in primetime history: a chance to take home more than $20 million in cash per episode.

-Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter alleged rape case is now under review by the District Attorney.

-According to court docs, Johnny Depp once accused his ex Amber Heard of punching him in the face while he was lying in bed reading.

-A new wave of unkempt, unruly fashion dudes is on the rise. Oh goodie.

Anthony Bourdain‘s Parts Unknown will receive a final season on CNN.

-Moonlight director Barry Jenkins dropped the trailer for his follow up film, If Beale Street Could Talk.

[Note: I’m off for a few days. Will be back to blogging mid-next week!]

-The trailer for Netflix’s Nappily Ever After looks great (though I can’t see Sanaa Lathan without thinking of her biting Beyonce.)

Taylor Swift Talks Songwriting with Rock Muse Pattie Boyd

Taylor Swift interviews Pattie Boyd for Harper s Bazaar

Taylor Swift is on the cover of the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar — but she’s not interviewed. Instead, the suddenly press-shy pop star is the one asking the questions, interviewing musical muse Pattie Boyd. This is a pretty brilliant way of staying in the spotlight without having to answer any personal questions.

George Clooney was injured today after his scooter was hit by a car on the Italian island of Sardinia. (He has already been released from the hospital.) Clooney was driving 60 mph when he was thrown from his bike and traveled 20 feet in the air before hitting a car’s windshield; his helmet shattered on impact. PROTECT HIS FACE!

-The fact that Dwayne Johnson has fully embraced the fact that the internet calls him “Daddy” makes me very happy.

Justin Bieber posted a very long, very gushy Instagram post about getting engaged to Hailey Baldwin. “The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!!..My goodness does feel good to have our future secured!” Sure thing, bud.

-Meanwhile, Baldwin joked that she doesn’t want him to regrow his moustache for the wedding, which makes me like her.

-I missed almost all of these hidden words in the Sharper Objects premiere. Also, I’m really glad I’m not the only one who had to watch it with closed captioning on. Speak up, y’all!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was briefly detained at LAX following an alleged verbal altercation with his wife on an American Airlines flight. His wife has since posted an apology on Instagram. “Eight months of sobriety and an unfortunate day of airline travel. We were in South America specifically working holistically through anger issues that result in these kinds of episodes. When in it…he is not in a frame of mind where he can really even comprehend the repercussions and necessary response to his own actions.”

-Who the hell wants to drink Handmaid’s Tale wine? Not everything needs a product tie-in, Hollywood.

-Maybe Rihanna and Hassan Jameel are fighting in these photos. Maybe she’s just animatedly telling him about the plot of Killing Eve. It’s hard to say (but the internet is say it anyway.)

Rosario Dawson, who fielded a lot of broadcast pilot offers, has signed on to star in USA Network’s Briarpatch from Mr Robot’s Sam Esmail and podcaster Andy Greenwald. I’ve been listening to Greewald since his Grantland days and even though I don’t know him, I’m weirdly proud of him for this. “Great job, Baranski!”

Chris Evans continues to win Twitter (this time with an assist from Billy Eichner).

-Thanks to the success of comedy specials from the likes of Hannah Gadsby and Ali Wong, Netflix is preparing to debut a ridiculous amount of stand up shows in 2019.

-Speaking of Hannah Gadsby, I just discovered her art history series on YouTube. She’s the best!

Tyler Perry surprised Tiffany Haddish with a new Telsa because she kept talking about getting one, but then wouldn’t do it. He told her “what I’ve learned is that it’s OK to spend a little bit.”

-Everything about Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman‘s new craft show seems adorable, including this promo clip in which they have a craft-themed pun-off.

-Now Nick Cannon has chimed into the Kevin Hart vs Mike Epps feud.

-Pretty much everyone who was part of Step Brothers came together for this oral history on the movie.

Roseanne Barr says she dropped out of a tell-all TV special and will now interview herself on YouTube.  (It’s unclear whether she ever had an interview booked with any TV network in the first place.)

-Apple continues to sink money into their upcoming TV offering, getting Jason Momoa to star in its futuristic drama See.

Billy Dee Williams is returning for Star Wars Episode IX as OG Lando Calrissian.

André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn star in Hulu’s new Castle Rock, produced by J.J. Abrams and Steven King. This trailer is incredibly creepy.

(Random note of randomness: I’ll be making some updates to the site design this week to make it more mobile-friendly. Please bear with me!)

-This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman‘s next tear-jerking project is Life Itself, a multi-generational drama that sees Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac falling in love. It also stars Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening and Mandy Patinkin.

Pete Davidson Gives Ariana Grande a Birthday Piggyback

Pete Davidson wished Ariana Grande a happy birthday on Instagram. It’s a very cute photo, but it reminded me of that old meme about how she is always being carried around.

-In her Instyle cover feature, Serena Williams says she’d “already be pregnant” with baby number two if she wasn’t working.

Tiffany Haddish says Drake once stood her up for a date, so he didn’t make her ‘dick pic book’. She elaborated: “Anytime I would go on a date, I would ask a guy if I could see his penis. And then I would pull out my disposable camera and I would ask him, ‘Can I take a picture of your penis? Not your face or anything. I just want to remember your penis. It was a nice little coffee table conversation situation.” I have so many followup questions…

-Time’s Up and Rashida Jones have released a PSA about sexual harassment, which was narrated by Donald Glover.

-I’m so here for Evangeline Lilly‘s transformation into an action hero.

Meghan Markle‘s dad just needs to stop. Like, immediately.

-Stellar human being Terry Crews testified to the Senate today about his own sexual assault experience and advocated for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, saying the producer of Expendables 4 threatened retaliation if Crews didn’t drop his sexual assault lawsuit. “I wanted these survivors to know that I believe them, I supported them and that this happened to me too.”

Robert De Niro says the Weinstein Company still owes him almost $1 million for Silver Linings Playbook. Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino have also said they’re owed considerable amounts of money, with the latter reportedly claiming for around $4 million.

David Lynch is walking back his Trump comments, saying they were “taken a bit out of context.” Though his clarification kind of makes things worse, IMO.

-How did I miss that David Beckham left his longtime manager, who also manages Victoria, last week. Although they just posed together. This is all very confusing.

-It’s the 20th anniversary of Out of Sight, which is in my top 5 movies of all time.

-This Henry Cavill gif messed me up.

Keiynan Lonsdale is a human unicorn and I love him. He opened his home to MTV to talk about about being young, queer, and creative.

-I’m really digging the trailer for the new British series A Discovery of Witches, starring Theresa Palmer and Matthew Goode as a scholarly witch and a vampire who fall in love in Oxford.

Denzel Washington plays a Lyft driver you really don’t want to piss of in The Equalizer 2 trailer.