RIO BOUND BABY USA! USA!! pic.twitter.com/Gkaxr2UOPl
— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) August 8, 2016
-Leslie Jones‘ Olympics commentary on social media was so good this weekend, she just got invited to cover Rio for NBC. And she’s doing it! This is what happens when you don’t let the haters scare you off Twitter for good.
-Also, she has the cutest fan ever.
-Oh, FFS. Now Kim Kardashian is jumping on the “I’m not a feminist” train, saying she’s “not a ‘free the nipple’-type girl.” A) Feminist or not, she still benefits from feminism, and B) would someone please buy Hollywood a dictionary that’s been published post-1967?!
-Lindsay Lohan and fiancé Egor Tarabasov got into a nasty-looking fight on a public beach, so of course there’s photos. After they surfaced, she spoke out, saying “No woman can be hit and stay with that person if that person isn’t prepared to say sorry.” (I would have ended that sentence before the word ‘if’, but at least she seems to have left him.)
-New Girl and Brooklyn 99 are getting in on the crossover madness this fall. I stopped watching both of those shows ages ago, but good on them.
-Mariah Carey really is going to guest-star on Empire, apparently. She’s not playing herself though, which seems like a miss.
-Suicide Squad may have opened big this weekend, but it’s not necessarily a total success yet. After pulling in an impressive $65.1M on Friday, it dropped a massive 41% day-over-day. (A 30% drop is considered bad, so this is really not good.) We’ll see.
-CBS’s six new shows feature six white dudes as leads. I mean, do we expect anything more of them at this point, though?
-Lea Michele just Snapchatted her lip waxing. Civilization is doomed.
-John Oliver‘s segment last night on the decline of print news was pretty much a regurgitation of the conversation my friends and I have been having since I was a young ‘un in journalism school. Much wittier, though. (“Digital First sounds like a high school euphemism for seductively sucking on a finger.”)
-Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg will throw weekly joint dinner parties on a new VH1 series, which already sounds like my new favourite TV show.
-I’m probably really late to the party, but I just discovered the My Dad Wrote a Porno podcast and Oh. My. God. If you have any interest in listening to a British guy and his two hyper-articulate friends break down his father’s terrible, terrible attempt at erotica, I highly recommend it. It makes me cry-laugh on the subway.
-Seth Rogen competed against Jimmy Fallon in Lip Sync Battle, and his “Hotline Bling” dance moves were pretty great. (Also, Rogen looks great!)
-Meanwhile, Rogen says he’s no longer mad at Katherine Heigl. That makes one of us!
-A new Moana trailer dropped during the Olympics coverage this weekend.