Update from Lainey May 30, 2022: I have COVID. Site is dark today. Back tomorrow. Mask up!
Justin Timberlake sold his music catalog for $100 million. I realize that’s a lot of money, but it also seems kind of thin for JT’s library? Or maybe he just hasn’t been at it long enough. The really big catalog deals are people like Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, etc. Maybe he should have hung onto it for another ten years or so. Or not, $100 million IS a ton of money. (DListed)
Yara Shahidi graduated from Harvard. Really, sincerely, no Lucille Bluth sarcasm, good for her. (Popsugar)
People walking around Cannes in various fits and things. (Go Fug Yourself)
Ray Liotta passed away yesterday. Here’s to one of cinema’s great bad guys, who was actually a really good guy. (Celebitchy)
It’s Top Gun Day, so to celebrate, let’s look back at how Top Gun became a queer classic. Like honestly, Tom Cruise has NEVER had better chemistry with anyone on screen than Val Kilmer. I rewatched Top Gun the other day and I COMPLETELY forgot how horny Iceman and Maverick are for each other. I thought I knew, but I did not recall the precise tenor of the REPRESSED LUST. They are SO. HORNY. Whatever the text is saying, the subtext is pure IceMav love. Ice and Mav are constantly LEANING into each other’s personal space and BREATHING directly into each other’s mouths. Not unlike Point Break, the hetero relationship is basically a stand-in for the sex Ice and Mav aren’t having. Like Mav’s got a type, and that type is tall, blonde, and bitchy. (Slashfilm)