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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dies at 41 in Suspected Suicide

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-Another tragedy strikes the rock world: Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, 41, has been found dead in an apparent suicide. It would have been his close friend Chris Cornell’s birthday today. Celebrities quickly took to Twitter with condolences.

-In terrible timing, a new Linkin Park video was released today and now everyone’s looking at it for deeper meaning.

-Lena Dunham will be on American Horror Story’s seventh season, joining the already announced eclectic cast that includes Billy Eichner, Colton Haynes and Billie Lourd.

-I’m fascinated by Charlize Theron‘s Atomic Blonde press tour. She keeps positioning it like it’s the first action film starring a kickass female. It’s not even *her* first.

-Comic-Con kicked off today and saw Channing Tatum and Halle Berry pounding back bourbon during the Kingsmen panel. But in terms of scoop, in the last few years I’ve become way more interested in the stuff that comes out of the TV panels than the movie ones. I will be on Twitter all weekend, swimming in the glorious spoilers.

-HBO’s new Confederate series by Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is getting a less-than-stellar reaction, with the Daily Beast saying it “sounds stupid as hell” and pretty much everyone wondering why HBO thought it would be a good idea.

-Ryan Reynolds‘ granted a dying boy’s wish to FaceTime.

-According to Jason Bateman, the new Arrested Development season will revolve around a Lucille 2 murder mystery.

-Ooh boy, am I not a fan of Jenny Slate’s latest profile in Vanity Fair. First, I think one of the street style shots is, um, problematic. And to rail against the interest in her dating life and compare it to The Handmaid’s Tale (“I’m also just really not open to being known as the woman dating so-and-so. I think that’s four tiny steps away from being Offred”) seems a bit extreme, especially since she was the one who opened that can of worms by being so disarmingly candid about her breakup with Chris Evans.

-Don’t sleep on how cute Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are together.

-Is Naomi Watts quietly cultivating this summer’s best celebrity Instagram feed?

-Speaking of great Instagram feeds, Celine Dion‘s just keeps delivering.

-Also, Celine may be dating a dancer and I’m already so happy for her.

-I can’t wait to see Girl’s Trip tomorrow. All of the reviews seem to single out Tiffany Haddish as the breakout. Her story on Kimmel about taking Will and Jada Smith on a swamp tour she found on Groupon was killer.

-The survivor of the plane crash that killed two men during the production of Tom Cruise‘s American Made broke his silence amid the lawsuit.

-Insecure is returns on HBO this week, and the reviews for the new season are glowing. I need to catch up on the end of the first season, especially know that I know that Sterling K. Brown will be in the new episodes. Apparently, star Issa Rae met the This Is Us star during this past awards season, and he casually mentioned that he wanted to be on the show.

-Taraji P. Henson is playing a kickass assassin in the Proud Mary trailer.

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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