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-Have you started the TV adaptation of Normal People? It’s great — and it’s also the reason everyone on the internet is currently lusting over the lead actor, Paul Mescal. He’s on the new cover of Wonderland.

-I’m half way through the show but the only sour note (so far) is the bizarre choice to use the overplayed “Hide and Seek” song during a pivotal scene. Why!?! But it led me to this great read on how early 2000s teen dramas set the bar for TV soundtracks. (I remember watching the screener for the Gossip Girl pilot and turning to my friend and saying “there’s no way they’ll clear all these songs when it airs.” And then they did!)

-Meanwhile, do you think Noah Centineo is feeling threatened by Paul Mescal’s sudden rise and that’s why is IG captions have gotten even more indecipherable?

Justin and Hailey Bieber are giving fans an “intimate look” into their quarantine lives in a new Facebook Watch reality show titled The Biebers on Watch, which premiered today. There will be 12 episode, dropping Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Neil Gaiman and wife Amanda Palmer seem to have split during quarantine. The fact that Palmer made her statement via a paid perk for her Patreon subscribers is both annoying and completely on brand.

-Just when you thought the world was starting to forget about Twilight, Stephenie Meyer is getting set to release Midnight Sun — a retelling of the first Twilight book from Edward’s point-of-view. It’ll come out Aug 4.

-A judge has postponed a hearing on the continuation of Britney Spears‘ conservatorship until at least August.

Rose Byrne will play a Kellyanne Conway-esque character in Jon Stewart’s upcoming political satire. I’m so tired.

-Also Rose Byrne didn’t mean to imply that Phyllis Schlafly was a feminist.

John Krasinski enlisted some Oprah, Jon Stewart and Malala Yousafzai when he surprised graduates from the class of 2020 on the latest episode of Some Good News. Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan Reynolds appeared in other segments.

Nic Cage is going to play Tiger King’s Joe Exotic on TV. He’s just unhinged enough to make it work.

-On Watch What Happens Live, Rosie O’Donnell told Andy Cohen a disturbing story about Bill Cosby’s interaction with one of her producers backstage.

-The authors of a new tell-all book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly had their cooperation.

-Watching the Bon Appetit’s test kitchen chefs compete in a home scavenger hunt was surprisingly fun.

Chris Evans joined Instagram on Friday to announce that he is bringing together Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner for a virtual hangout as part of the #AllInChallenge.

January Jonesbirthday post for her mom might have just raised the bar for the thirstiest bday post ever.

Judi Dench‘s grandson continues to crush it with her on TikTok.

Scott Disick has checked himself back into rehab in after continuing to struggle with substance abuse issues.

Gal Gadot broke social distancing rules for her birthday. It is my birthday this week. I will not be doing this.

-Remember that stuntman video that went viral a couple of weeks ago and only featured one woman? Stuntwoman Zoe Bell created one with Scarlett Johansson, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Lawless, Juliette Lewis, Darryl Hannah, Margot Robbie, Halle Berry and more.

Kanye West Denies Nude Kim Kardashian Photo Rumour

-Sorry, world. Kanye West is laughing off reports that he tweeted (then deleted) a naked photo of Kim Kardashian.

-Meanwhile, Kanye‘s home was burglarized while he was in the U.K.

Chris Brown and Rihanna continue their are they/aren’t they dance — with her family’s blessing.

-I would have never pegged Matthew McConaughey as the type of star to sell his wedding photos. And why is he pointing at her face like that on the cover? Is he playing “got your nose”? I know she’s really young, but geez. 

Robert Pattinson is not a fan of celebrities who pay lip service to the Occupy movement.

-If only That’s My Boy turned out to be half as entertaining as Adam Sandler and Andy Sandberg‘s Unscripted video.

-O, how the mighty have fallen! Oprah just interviewed the Kardashians.

-Speaking of Opes, she and 50 Cent have buried the hatchet.

-Last week I posted a link to the Hollywood Reporter’s TV actresses’ roundtable. This week, it’s the men’s turn.  Bryan Cranston, Kelsey Grammer, Jon Hamm, Peter Krause, Damian Lewis, and Kiefer Sutherland talk about their acting heroes, their worst jobs, and pooping their pants onstage.

-The new issue of EW features the Twilight love child, even though the film doesn’t come out until November. November!!

-Despite rumours, Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas didn’t end up getting hitched during Cannes. Now June 30 is said to be the big day.

Orlando Bloom’s career may be flatlining, but that doesn’t mean his life is a complete bore. A naked man was arrested in front of Bloom’s house.

Lindsay Lohan isn’t just dealing with last week’s car accident, she’s also still struggling with the fallout from an alleged driving mishap from two years ago. A pap who claims was hit by her in 2010 is demanding she pay for his medical bills.

-Sweet! Now there’s video from the Vanity Fair/Paramount photo shoot.

-A trailer for Dexter Season 7 just landed, and it looks like they’re really not shying away from icky sibling romance plotline. Ugh.