In the news drop about Brad Pitt and his new girlfriend Nicole Poturalski, Lainey wondered if Brad has a finsta. I missed Ben Affleck’s finsta (which is widely believed to be @positiveattitudehunting) and I’m trying not to make the same mistake again. I’ve been checking and cross-referencing and investigating, but I’m still not sure. I have my eye on an account, but I’m not sure. I can’t go forward unless I’m sure. But we do know that Brad is dating someone who captions her photos “catching vibes.” She has a lot of pictures of herself that someone else took. Five days ago, she posted a close up of a couch. Brad Pitt is really into architecture and design, have you heard? It’s only mentioned in every interview he’s ever done in the last 20 years. Brad often absorbs the personality and style of his girlfriend/wife (matching highlights with Jennifer Aniston, all-black suits with Angelina Jolie) but maybe, in this case, Nicole will get really into coffee tables too. 

 

WAP meets Phantom of the Opera! TikTok can stay just for this one. 

@officialalw

Phantom of the WAPera ft. the man himself - TeamALW #phantom #cardib #mashup #music #theatre #remix

♬ phantom of the wapera - shannon huhn

We’ve heard about Succession maybe, possibly, starting to film in December in New York and so here’s Stewie’s WAP mix. In a cast full of scene stealing character actors, Arian Moayed still manages to steal every single scene he’s in. 

Sure Lainey mocked my interest in Diplo in What Else? yesterday but I’m not mad! I’m not mad, OK! Speaking of our favourite dirtbag EDM cowboy, 2019 was a huge leap in his career. He was at every party and award show, on the cover of GQ and profiled in The Cut, doing skin care ads and rising as a one-name wonder. And then 2020 happened and the world stopped and he stopped. No more travel, no more parties. And he also stopped making the music he once excelled at (the Dua Lipa and Jonas Brothers bops) and is all about the quiet now. Can you meditate to Diplo? I dislike meditating (a lot) but I will try this. What if Diplo is our zen guru? Real plot twist.

Joel Wood’s TikTok skit is about teaching an American how to pronounce words like Gloucester. I want him to do Cholmondeley because how the f-ck is that Chumley?!! 

@joelmwood

Or Edinburg 🤦🏻‍♂️ #edinburgh #americans #funny #america #fyp #gaysoftiktok #americansbelike

♬ original sound - Joel Wood
@joelmwood

There’s just so many... #american #americansbelike #britishpeople #tottenham #fyp #funny #pronunciation

♬ original sound - Joel Wood
@joelmwood

Nah actually that one is hard #american #Americansbelike #pronunciation #britishvsamerican #fyp

♬ original sound - Joel Wood
 

Swizz Beatz has to gently pull Alicia Keys from the dishes to a toast to her huge, massive accomplishment. Does humbleness give you skin like this? Because damn her skin! 

As strikes and walkouts happen in professional sports and entertainment in support of Jacob Blake and Black Lives Matter, I think Taraji P. Henson makes a great point here about organizing a media strike (which would require their publicity teams, the studios and the celebrities to work together). There are some publications that thrive on creating racist, fear mongering “good guys and bad guys” storylines (the good guys are always white, the bad guys aren’t). Rupert Murdoch owns the New York Post so this headline is exactly in line with News Corp’s divisive garbage. But News Corp doesn’t just own trash: there’s also The Wall Street Journal, The Sun, The Times – these are just a few of the many TV and radio stations, newspapers and magazines under its umbrella. A powerful media tool is not just refusing an interview, but giving an exclusive to the competition. Choke access of papers like the NY Post and hand the scoop to their competition, to start.