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Past articles by Amy:

Is Taylor Swift Really ‘Playing the Victim’ in Her Masters Dispute With Scooter Braun?

The pop superstar has a history of bending the truth to fit her own narratives, but the issue of artists exercising ownership over their own music is even bigger than her. → Read More

Eight Women Accuse Hollywood Filmmaker Max Landis of Emotional and Sexual Abuse: ‘We’re Not People to Him’

Eight accusers have come forward against the ‘Bright’ screenwriter and Hollywood scion alleging a pattern of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse that spans a decade. → Read More

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Premiere: Nicole Kidman Has Murder on Her Mind as Meryl Streep Stalks Her Prey

The premiere episode of HBO’s summer guilty pleasure sees The Monterey Five struggle to cope with their deadly cover-up—and a suspicious mom who wants answers. [Warning: Spoilers] → Read More

Exposing Hollywood’s Not-So-Secret Opioid Epidemic: ‘There Was So Much Drug Use’

A new documentary special explores how opioids have plagued Hollywood, from the early days of Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe to the present. → Read More

Inside Taylor Swift’s Bold Anti-Trump LGBTQ Stand: ‘Treat All of Our Citizens Equally’

The global icon penned an open letter in support of the Equality Act. After staying silent during the 2016 election, Swift has changed course in a big way. → Read More

Lamar Odom Exposes the Horrors (and Highs) of Life Under Kardashian Control

In his new memoir, the former NBA player—and ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian—opens up about what it was like to be under the Kardashian microscope. → Read More

The Hollywood Celebs Complicit in R. Kelly’s Reign of Terror

‘Soulless,’ an eye-opening new book by Jim DeRogatis, the journalist who exposed R. Kelly’s predation, calls out a number of A-listers who lifted up the R&B singer. → Read More

Kendall Jenner’s Dark Post-Breakup Read and the Art of Celebrity Performative Book-Holding

The Kardashian supermodel was spotted at Cannes reading Darcie Wilder’s ‘literally show me a healthy person.’ And she’s far from the first celeb to flaunt literature to the paps. → Read More

‘The Bachelorette’ Loses Its Spark to a Scammer, a Beauty Queen, and a Guy Who Found God in the Shower

Two Tylers, two Lukes, and a dearth of personality sink new Bachelorette Hannah Brown’s season premiere. → Read More

How an Elf and a Group of Female Gamers Exposed a ‘Predatory’ Youtuber-Husband Obsessed With Soliciting Nudes

“ProJared” Knabenbauer, a gamer with 838K YouTube followers, was accused by his elf-cosplaying wife of having an affair. Then even more disturbing allegations came rolling in. → Read More

Stormy Daniels to New York Crowd: I’m Not Sure Trump Is Worse Than Avenatti

The porn actress/director delivered an entertaining performance at Stand Up NY, riffing on her alleged affair with Trump and severed ties with indicted attorney Michael Avenatti. → Read More

Chelsea Manning’s Lawyer Says She’s ‘Very Concerned’ for Her at Tribeca Premiere of ‘XY Chelsea’

The doc, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will debut on Showtime later this year, chronicles the heavy toll the whistleblowers’ cruel treatment has had on her. → Read More

Ex-NFL Cheerleaders Speak Out Against Sexism and Abuse: ‘We Deserve to Be Respected’

‘A Woman’s Work,’ a new doc chronicling the NFL’s exploitation of cheerleaders, premiered at Tribeca. The film’s whistleblowing subjects open up about their fight for fair pay. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Becomes a Bona Fide Movie Star in Netflix’s ‘Knock Down the House’

The Netflix doc, premiering May 1, won the Festival Favorite award at Sundance and was acquired for $10 million. And if you thought AOC was big before, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Becomes a Bona Fide Movie Star in Netflix’s ‘Knock Down the House’

NetflixKnock Down the House is at once an intimate portrait of four female candidates and a compelling look at the political big picture. The film, which is directed by Rachel Lears and set to premiere on Netflix on May 1, chronicles outsider candidates during the 2018 midterm elections. Near the opening → Read More

Ariana Grande, Olivia Munn and the Butthurt Celebs Waging War on the ‘Blogs’

Gimme a break. → Read More

Inside Kanye West’s Coachella Sunday Service: A Big, Mesmerizing, ‘Religious’ Grift

On Easter Sunday, the MAGA artist delivered a spellbinding make-up performance at Coachella—while hawking $225 sweatshirts he called “Church Clothes.” → Read More

Coachella Security Guards Allege Inhumane Treatment: ‘People Over Here Are Starving’

Security guards working the 2019 Coachella music festival open up to The Daily Beast about how they’ve slept in makeshift tents, received meager portions of food, and much more. → Read More

‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’: Inside the Crazy Hilary Duff Movie That Desecrates the Dead

There are no words. But we’re going to try. [Warning: Spoilers] → Read More

‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson’s Disturbing History of Sexual-Assault Allegations

The sitcom actor—and host of the recent NAACP Image Awards—has been accused of sexual assault three times over the past two decades. → Read More