Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far.
1. The Taylor Swift/Katy Perry feud is (maybe) over
A fallout over backup dancers — and fueled by various interviews and chart-topping hits — may have finally reached a peaceful resolution. Taylor Swift’s Instagram Stories show her accepting a peace offering from sworn frenemy Katy Perry. Does that mean there’s hope for patching things up with Kanye too? Judging by Swift’s snake emoji rant last night, probably not. Read more >
2. Meghan Markle gets the wax treatment
Madame Tussauds has unveiled two new waxworks modeled after Meghan Markle in anticipation of the royal wedding, re-creating her long waves, engagement ring, and most memorable dresses. She is believed to be the first Suits star to receive such an honor. Read more >
3. The Mormon church is parting ways with the Boy Scouts
The Boys Scouts has a new name and a new girls-welcome admission policy — but no longer the support of the Mormon church. The church is severing ties with the organization to focus on its own youth program to “help all girls and boys, young women, and young men discover their eternal identity, build character and resilience, develop life skills, and fulfill their divine roles as daughters and sons of God.” Read more >
The Church has announced a new approach to replace all existing activity programs for girls and boys, young women, and young men, beginning in January 2020. https://t.co/kc008dfoue pic.twitter.com/F9oR8MsdGa
— Mormon Newsroom (@MormonNewsroom) May 9, 2018
4. Roseanne takes on Muslim stereotypes
After resonating with conservative audiences, the Roseanne reboot tackled the sensitive topic of Islamophobia in Tuesday’s episode, which featured a Muslim family moving in next door to the Connors. Read more >
— Roseanne on ABC (@RoseanneOnABC) May 9, 2018
5. ScarJo defends wearing Marchesa
Scarlett Johansson’s Met Gala gown is causing controversy because it was designed by Marchesa, the fashion label co-run by Harvey Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman. The actress has issued a statement explaining her choice, and many say she and Chapman are being unfairly blamed for Weinstein’s alleged behavior. Read more >
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