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Laverne Cox Covers Cosmo


-Yay for Laverne Cox, who just became Cosmopolitan’s first openly trans cover model.

-Today’s Oscar noms were a mixed bag. Though there’s still a lot of work to be done, but it was more diverse and not as #OscarsSoWhite as previous years, with four black actors included in the acting categories (Daniel Kaluuya, Denzel Washington, Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer), and Jordan Peele becoming only the third person to receive best picture, director, and writing noms. Women fared well too, with Mudbound’s Rachel Morrison  becoming the first woman nominated for best cinematography in history, and Greta Gerwig becoming the fifth ever woman to be nominated for directing. And 8 of the 10 nominated actresses are over 40!

-Meanwhile, the nominations seemed to solidify the sense that it’s now a two-way race between The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

-I’m bummed there was no best pic noms for The Big Sick, The Florida Project or Wonder Woman, and no supporting love for Tiffany Haddish and Michael Stuhlbarg. I am not bummed at all by the James Franco snub.

-I just took the Good Place soul mate quiz and got Tahini. That can’t be good.

Dylan Farrow’s clapback to Justin Timberlake makes me want to write poems in her honour.

Melissa Benoist’s outfit at the Waco premiere is so fugly, it’s nearly incomprehensible. Dear gawd, are those velvet shoes?!

Leonardo DiCaprio helped Orlando Bloom celebrate Bloom’s 41st birthday with a party full of models in Marrakesh.

-I love that this reporter asked Sterling K Brown if he’d noticed how few black reporters were granted access at the SAGs (especially since there are rumours that Marvel is being selective on letting black journalists interview the cast of Black Panther). It’s opened up a wider conversation about access and revealed some not great stories about the Luke Cage media rollout.

Zoe Kazan has never been more relatable than in this pic of her meeting Frances McDormand.

-In an interview with Vulture about Baskets, Zach Galifianakis said of Louis C.K.: “This is the poison of celebrity culture: The fact that someone can think that just because they’re loved, they can do what they want. It grosses me out. That’s all I want to say.”

-It’s pilot season! Here’s a look at what the networks are ordering. (CBS has clearly took their criticism to heart; all of the shows they’ve ordered so far are from female creators).

-One of the great byproducts of the Times Up movement in Hollywood is the growing transparency around pay. Over 100 anonymous TV workers shared what they make as pilot writers, on writing staffs, and as assistants.

Mo’Nique is blasting Netflix for not offering her what she deserves for a comedy special. (She’s not wrong.) Wanda Sykes offered her own story about being low-balled by Netflix.

-The Honest Trailers treatment of Get Out is great.

Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley Got Married


-Gossip Girl’s Penn Badgley is a married man. He had a lowkey ceremony at a Brooklyn courthouse with his new wife, who happens to be the sister of Girls star Jemima Kirke.  (I’ll always have a soft spot for Dan… and for this scene).

Nicki Minaj responded to Remy Ma‘s diss track. I feel so out of the loop when it comes to this beef.

-People have been saying they can’t find the Moonlight acceptance speech amid all the footage of the envelope snafu, so here it is. Meanwhile, Barry Jenkins revealed what his Best Picture speech would have been if the moment weren’t so messed up.

-I like that the La La Land producer is downplaying his role in the whole mess.  Yesterday’s stories about how he’s some kind of hero were a little too eye-rolly.

-Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel explained how Matt Damon and Denzel Washington helped him realize what was happening.

Justin Timberlake really used the Oscars to cement his reputation as a garbage person.

Meryl Streep‘s Oscar dress actually included pants. Suck it, Karl!

-What the hell did Diane Kruger wear to an afterparty? Did she always dress like this and we were just blinded by Joshua Jackson’s beauty?

-Speaking of afterparties, look how proud Jennifer Aniston is of Justin Theroux. We get it, Jen. We all saw the sweatpants scene.

-This got lost in all the Oscar shuffle, but Katherine Heigl‘s new show Doubt was cancelled after just two episodes.

-FX is already renewing Ryan Murphy‘s new show Feud for a second season on Charles & Diana. No word on casting yet, but the internet already has opinions.

-The last sitcom cast to demand big bucks is Modern Family’s, and it could end the show.

-I’m so glad The Office’s Jenna Fischer has landed a new TV role. I miss her face.

Ian McShane told Game of Thrones fans to “get out more” and “get a f*cking life.” So I guess he sucks.

-Now you can work out like Gwyneth Paltrow at her $900/month club and eat at her cafe next door.

-I don’t watch Supergirl all the time but I’ve enjoyed this season whenever I’ve caught an ep. But yes, the show does have a Mon-El problem.

-Did you read Herman Koch’s The Dinner a few years ago? Lara Linney, Richard Gere, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall star in the upcoming adaptation.


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Photographed Together

-We were just gifted with our first blurry photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry together. Merry Christmas to us!

-12 years ago, The Sun was also the first to get a photo of William and Kate together — and the palace was furious.

Amber Heard just publicly called out Johnny Depp for working with tabloids to start rumors. “I was responding to the leaks by Johnny’s agents bragging that I had settled for substantially less than a reported, earlier offered sum and attempting to label me a gold digger.” Hot day-um!

Rosemarie DeWitt and Ron Livingston (two actors I love but always forget are together) have adopted a daughter.

-So it turns out the Passengers press tour is more entertaining than the movie, according to critics. It’s at a dismal 24% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, EW gave it a D+, Variety said it was “lost in space” and The Guardian gave it 2 stars out of 5.  Everyone seems to have issues about how Chris Pratt‘s character does something morally reprehensible.

-Speaking of bad new movies, I saw Collateral Beauty last night. You shouldn’t. At least the reviews are hilariously vicious. Vulture rounded up the meanest ones.

-This is an interesting read on SNL’s anti-TV bias. I’ve never really thought of this, but SNL doesn’t invite many TV stars to host.

-The best thing about Denzel Washington promoting a new movie is that we get to hear his wisdom drops. First it was his take on fake news, and now  it’s his comments in THR’s director roundtable.  “People talk about the difficulty of making a movie and I’m like, send your son to Iraq, that’s difficult. It’s just a movie. Relax. I don’t play that precious nonsense.” Preach!

Megan Fox is reportedly eyeing the Poison Ivy role in Gotham City Sirens. Huh.

-Yet another How I Met Your Mother spinoff is in the works, this one from the writers of This Is Us.

-SNL’s Taran Killam playing Hamilton’s King George is brilliant casting.

-The weird thing about this NYT article on Stephen Amell‘s wine venture is that it makes it so clear that he isn’t really focused on the quality or winemaking process. Which maybe is a good thing? My BFF and I share a fancy wine club subscription and their selection process and tasting notes are INTENSE. But any interest I had in joining Amell’s wine club disappeared when he posted this “tasting” video on FB. They clearly don’t know what they’re doing. I’m no wine expert or snob, but I at least know how to pour and taste. They don’t even changes glasses! (On the plus side, his feet look really big in the photo that accompanies the article, so there’s that.)

-Is Bradley Cooper getting married? Irina Shayk has been spotted sporting a diamond.

Nicole Kidman says she and Keith Urban don’t exchange Christmas gifts. As someone who hasn’t started her shopping yet, this sounds like a good plan!

-I just assumed hosting the Oscars would mean a big paycheque. I guess not.

Toni Collette unravels a mystery in the trailer for Jasper Jones.