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+ Reneé Rapp on Mean Girls, TikTok Romance, and her music career. I love the answer to “Which artists are you most inspired by?” She says Kacey Musgraves, of course. And then: “To be honest, my pitch when I wanted to get signed to Interscope was: ‘I want to be bisexual Justin Bieber.’ So I’m trying to do that, but in a younger era — his ‘R&Bieber’ era, but a little more girly. I’m really just taking it from a lot of shit and trying to make my own little lane in it. Somebody who did that so well is Billie Eilish. She took the things that she loves — alternative music, pop music, and hip hop — and was like, ‘I’m creating my own lane.’ That is exactly what I want to do.” I’ll be your Belieber, Reneé Rapp!
+ Good Trouble‘s Sherry Cola is at Sundance promoting her new film, Shortcomings. She’s also from Monterey Park, California, so she’s grieving the heartbreaking mass shooting over the weekend, and speaking to reporters about that as well.
“I definitely cried myself to sleep, to be honest, because this is Monterey Park, California, like where I grew up, the 626, San Gabriel Valley,” Cola said. “This is where my Buddhist temple is, you know? Like all my friends I grew up with they were born in Monterey Park. It’s this hometown that I’m so proud to call my hometown.”
+ Aubrey Plaza gave SNL permission to get weird. It’s actually been so long since I watched a full episode of SNL! I don’t even know which skit to choose! I’ll go with Parks and Rec.
+ Inside the Jojo Siwa Zoomer Lesbian Summit at Erewhon Market. (This is technically Vapid Fluff, but I’m including it here ’cause it made me laugh and also feel like I am 300 years old!)
+ Also technically Vapid Fluff, over at Vogue, I Want What They Have: Niecy Nash-Betts and Jessica Betts.
+ The Comedies That Understand What Peak Scammer TV Does Not. “Abbott Elementary and Minx both follow ambitious women leaders who don’t subscribe to the girlboss myth.”
+ The cast of The Drop open up about their hilarious, queer film. (And you can read Kayla’s review right here!)
+ And finally, this dang cutie on the set of The Morning Show.