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Everybody’s Bailing on Scooter Braun

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | August 21, 2023 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | August 21, 2023 |


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According to Puck’s Matthew Belloni, Ariana Grande has “parted ways” with Scooter Braun, which follows on the footsteps of Demi Lovato bailing on Braun earlier today, which follows on the footstep of rumors that Justin Bieber is also looking for new management. Whatever the heck’s happening here should be real interesting. (New York Post)

Taylor Swift was not the main story at Margaret Qualley and Jack Antonoff’s New Jersey wedding. (Lainey Gossip)

Tish Cyrus also got married this weekend to Dominic Purcell, and some of her kids were clearly not thrilled at the nuptials. (Celebitchy)

Fine, let’s talk about Vivek Ramaswamy. (Wonkette)

From Roxana: Behind the scenes of Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken.” (YouTube)

Don’t let the title of the site scare you because this is a fascinating piece about Bill Watterson walking away from Calvin & Hobbes and basically public life. That comic strip was everything to me as a young kid, so it’s wild to learn how much it literally consumed his entire life for a solid decade. (The American Conservative)

Jezebel editor-in-chief Laura Bassett has bailed after growing understandably fed up with the dumpster fire calling itself G/O Media. (The Daily Beast)

Blue Beetle director Ángel Manuel Soto has already scored his next directing gig: The Wrecking Crew starring Dave Bautista and Jason Momoa. (The Wrap)

This is an indictment of America if there ever was one. (A.V. Club)

Ronan Farrow’s big Elon Musk piece is finally here, and surprisingly, it contains zero mentions of offering horses for sexual favor. It does, however, contain a terrifying portrait of an allegedly ketamine-addled megalomaniac who gets his balls routinely tongued by the government because he controls almost all of the infrastructure for space and electric car technology. (The New Yorker)

Studios are only just now realizing that actors promoting films boost box office? (Celebitchy)

BlackRaven was thrilled to be asked to review Phil Amara and Oliver Chin’s The Discovery of Chess, part of the Asian Hall of Fame series. “The unfolding of a complex game really has a complex history and was fun to learn about.” Did you know the chess queen used to be a grand vizier? (Cannonball Read 15)

From James: