Welcome to Hot Topics, where the celebrity news is plentiful and sass is always in order. Keep scrolling down for news on the Meek Mill/Drake feud, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s friendship, Mandy Moore’s new man, J-Lo’s killer 46th birthday look and President Obama’s dance moves.
Before we get into the smutty Hollywood news, New York Magazine released a monumental feature. They interviewed 35 of the 46 Bill Cosby accusers. The women all say they were drugged and raped by the comedian.
You can read the full feature here.
So far, 46 women have come forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, in some cases, according to a recently unsealed deposition, with the aid of quaaludes—a powerful sedative that can render a person functionally immobile. But these allegations are by no means new, with some stretching back decades—to a time when the culture of rape in America left victims little recourse but to suffer silently, and in shame. Today, the way we think and talk about rape has evolved, creating a safer space for survivors to feel empowered by speaking up and reclaiming their victimhood. And that’s led us here. Of the 46 women who have come forward to accuse Cosby, we spoke to 35 of them — “a sorrowful sisterhood” of women united by their dark experiences, steadfast in their resolve to remain silent no more. Read more: nymag.com/cosby-women. 📷: Amanda Demme
Bobbi Kristina Brown died at 22 on Sunday.
There are so many rumors about what’s been going on with her health since she was found unresponsive in a bathtub six months ago, so I won’t disrespect her memory by posting things I don’t know to be true. I will share Sam Smith’s Instagram post, which sums up my thoughts on this tragedy.
Last week, Meek Mill came for Drake, saying the Canadian rapper doesn’t write his own lyrics.
Stop comparing drake to me too…. He don't write his own raps! That's why he ain't tweet my album because we found out! 😁
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 22, 2015
Haven’t we been through these “I’m going to call you out because I really know who you are, then you’re going to respond” feuds before? I’m yawning just writing this, but maybe you guys will find it interesting.
Drake responded a few days later with a diss track that I just didn’t care about enough to listen to.
Drake’s fans were all for it, but if he just released a track with him humming, they’d die over it. I guess Meek wasn’t impressed, though.
I can tell he wrote that 1 tho……
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) July 26, 2015
I bet it can’t be fun for Nicki to have her boyfriend and one of her closest friends in the industry beefing so publicly.
It’s not enough that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert broke our hearts, now they’re toying with them.
The exes have been publicly friendly in the days since their divorce. I think they want to be friends, but I doubt they’re going out for drinks regularly and talking about who they’re dating. They do seem to want us to believe that’s what they’re doing, though.
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) July 24, 2015
Ha!!!!! Busted… I wasn't JUST a fat ass. Drinking shall now begin… https://t.co/CxZDOTSK01
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 24, 2015
Speaking of divorcees entering the single world again, Mandy Moore has a new man. She’s dating Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer of Dawes.
As most new couples, they enjoy a good game of Scrabble.
My longest-running crush Jennifer Lopez turned 46 years old this week.
All I have to say about her birthday dress is DAYUMMM, GIRL!
I’m dancing into this week like President Obama during his Kenya trip.