Breaking News: Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat

  • You guys, this is very important: according Christine R. Yano, who wrote a book last year about Kitty’s rise to fame, “Hello Kitty is not a cat. She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature. She does have a pet cat of her own, however, and it’s called Charmmy Kitty.” Well, this is good to know even if it has shaken us to our core. [The Mary Sue]
  • Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie will film some “crazy sex scenes” for their upcoming movie “By The Sea.” All that’s known about the film at this point is that the two will play a married couple. Angelina has hinted about retiring from acting, so this film could be her last. [Us Weekly]
  • “Party Down” is coming to Hulu! [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Spotted: Prince Harry cruising in Saint-Tropez last weekend with his new girlfriend Camilla Thurlow.  [Us Weekly]
  • Is Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” plagiarized? It sounds suspiciously similar to a South Korean pop song by Joo Young Hoon called “Gippeummodeu,” and both of those songs sound a whole lot like “Contact” by Phish. Joo Young Hoon is consulting with a “specialized lawyer.” [Styleite]
  • Neil Young and his wife and his wife Pegi have filed for divorced after 36 years of marriage. [People]
  • The Hamptons is facing a severe rosé shortage. Cue the tiny violins. [NYMag.com]
  • A “Cops” crew member was accidentally shot and killed while filming the series by an Omaha police officer responding to a robbery. [LA Times]

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