The day by day gossip: Could 23, 2023

The Weeknd declared on the Cannes Movie Competition he hoped “The Idol” would “piss some folks off,” and, effectively, mission completed. The primary two episodes of the controversial HBO present, which stars Lily-Rose Depp as a pop star and The Weeknd as a cult chief, have premiered at Cannes, and up to now, critics aren’t impressed. The Playlist’s Robert Daniels described it as “crude, gross, and sexist.” In March, a Rolling Stone report steered the sequence had devolved into “sexual torture porn,” and based on Selection, the episodes embody “revenge porn images of bodily fluids on Depp’s face, masturbation with ice cubes,” and extra. However in a Cannes press conference, co-creator Sam Levinson, who additionally created “Euphoria,” stated that after Rolling Stone’s article got here out, he declared, “I believe we’re about to have the most important present of the summer time.” Sit up for his subsequent HBO sequence, which is able to simply be a shot of him sitting in entrance of the digicam and saying, “You mad?”