Blake Lively Freaks Over a Spice Girl; the Brangelina Divorce Turns Ugly; and Jesus, Johnny Depp. JESUS
We didn’t talk about the new Jonah Hill/Emma Stone series here yet, because when I mention it, it elicits a very strong reaction from about half the staff here, though Sarah does not get into what it is that generates that very strong reaction, so I’ll just let you folks figure it out. (Lainey)
I read this last week, and then I totally forgot to plug it, but you have to read the third and final chapter in Mike Redmond’s account of the fall of The Superficial. Afterward, if one of you has a lot of money, you should start a celebrity gossip site and hire Mike Redmond to run it and treat him well, because he deserves it, and because he’ll make you a lot of money. Also, Mike, dude: You tell us what happened to The Superficial, but you didn’t tell us what happened to you. (Sorry, I’m invested now. I feel like there’s a missing epilogue) (Medium)
We’ll almost certainly get into this more ourselves, but the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt divorce has turned U-G-L-Y. (Celebitchy)
I don’t understand. How is Catherine Oxenburg’s daughter just now getting out of that sex cult, NXVIM? Did it not completely dismantle after Keith Raniere’s arrest? (Dlisted)
Brooklyn Decker again?! Oh god no, Brooklyn. It has not been a good week for Brooklyn and leaving the house in clothes. (GFY)
There’s only one reason why anyone would dislike LeBron James’ I Promise school and ding ding ding! You’re exactly right. (The Root)
Nick Fury and Maria Hill will be in the next Spider-Man movie, which might be confusing for those of you who have seen Avengers: Infinity War, except it shouldn’t be confusing at all because duh. (Uproxx)
Wait? Jeremy Renner and Harold Perrineau are best friends? This weirdly kind of makes sense, because I absolutely remember that they both starred in The Unusuals together. I wonder if they hang out with Amber Tamblyn, too? (LG)
Blake Lively freaking because a Spice Girl knows who she is, is pretty cute.
You’ve also seen this already, but in the off chance that you have not: Yes, Ruby Rose will play Batwoman. Also yes, that is amazing casting. (Vulture)
The most important article you will read today: “What I learned from getting covered in whale snot.” (PopSci)
Well, someone needed to mark the anniversary of Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. (The Film Experience)
Blame Kristy for this.
Interested in a chicken teddy bear, perhaps??? pic.twitter.com/17ZboDtbRw— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) August 7, 2018
Blame Kayleigh for this.
I was hoping to have the Ohio special election results for Pajiba Love, but this one looks like it could end up in a recount. The lead has switched back and forth all night. Last count, the Republican was winning by 741 votes with 95 percent of the precincts in. My guess is that he takes it by a narrow 1,000 votes. (Update: The Republican is gonna pull it out, pulling ahead by 1600 votes with 99 percent in, though note — again — that this was a district with a 14 point GOP lean.). (NYTimes)
Intrigued by a picture of fancy cover art, Ale requested Anya Seaton’s 1946 novel of the Gilded Age, The Turquoise from her library. "[B]oy was I surprised when the book delivered was a battered hardcover bound with actual thread and smelling of an octogenarian’s basement." The story inside the musty cover was a gem, however, and reading an old, hardbound book was a satisfying pleasure. When were you last surprised by a book? (Cannonball Read 10)
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