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True Blood’s Nelsan Ellis Dead at 39

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-This is tragic: Nelsan Ellis, who starred in True Blood and Get on Up, died Saturday of heart failure. His family says he had spent four days in the hospital fighting complications from alcohol withdrawal. Stephen Moyer, who played the lead vampire on the series, wrote a short Instagram essay about his costar. Meanwhile, let’s celebrate his most iconic scene from the show.

-This is cute: Macklemore‘s grandmother turned 100, so he took her out for the day and made a music video about it. They egged some houses, hired a male stripper, and made the internet melt.

-HBO continues to let Larry David take as long as he likes to make Curb Your Enthusiasm.  Six years(!) after the eighth season wrapped in 2011, it’s returning for Season 9 on October 1.

-So Bradley Cooper, Allison Williams and Anderson Cooper walk into a bar in Tahiti

-Gotham actor Donal Logue‘s child is safely back home after being missing for more than a week.

-Blac Chyna has been granted a restraining order against Rob Kardashian.

-Well, this is depressing:  studio head Amy Pascal says an Oscar-Winning actress is in talks for the live-action Barbie movie.

-Zoe Kazen, who is great in The Big Sick, talked about the on-set sexual harassment she and her actress friends have experienced.

-The craziest thing about this story on how HGTV’s Fixer Upper has a dark side is that it’s apparently illegal to do your own research about the neighborhood you’re buying a house in in Texas. That can’t be a thing. Can it??

-Jamie Dornan was on a golf course when this photo was taken so it’s most likely a golf ball in his pocket, but the internet lost its poo anyway.

-Johnny Depp once passed on Face/Off when he found out it wasn’t a hockey movie.

-This is a good article on how “It gets good after 6 episodes!” is becoming increasingly untenable in Peak TV. There’s no longer time for “hope watching” until things get better.

-In news that should surprise no one, Shia LaBeouf was arrested for disorderly conduct.

-That stunning brunette that Ashton Kutcher was spotted hanging out with? Turns out it’s not his mistress, it’s his cousin.

-The plot thickens: Lena Dunham‘s dog trainer defends her decision to give up the pup.

-Nice: Wonder Woman is all but certain to pass Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and win the summer box office.

-Hilary Duff recreating that tragic Disney wand promo is all I’ve ever wanted.

-Here’s Elisabeth Moss in The Square trailer. This thing won the Palme D’or.

-Here’s the trailer for HBO’s The Deuce, in which James Franco plays not one, but two characters, and Maggie Gyllenhaal sports a curly blonde wig. It’s from The Wire’s David Simon.

Author: Jen McDonnell

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of www.dose.ca. Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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