Naomi Watts Covers Shape

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Naomi Watts discusses her acting process and finding the right characters in the new issue of Shape.

-Cue the Bridesmaid jokes: Kristen Wiig is engaged.

Whitney Port says she once passed up the opportunity to hook up with Leonardo DiCaprio. “I saw him at the Roosevelt Hotel. He invited me out to Teddy’s and he invited me back over to his house, and I said, ‘No.’ I was too nervous. I had never had a one-night stand. I didn’t want to be with him alone. I was way too nervous to do it and then I lost my chance and it’s really one of my bigger regrets in life.” I was with her right up until that last sentence.

Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus just dropped new music – though their singles couldn’t be more different. For what it’s worth, this is my fave single off Swift’s new album so far.

-Meanwhile, the new music video I can’t stop watching to is Normani’s “Motivation.” 

Brian Austin Green says he wasn’t initially interested in Megan Fox. Sure, Jan.

Jimmy Kimmel‘s dream has come true! He’s officially the honorary Mayor of Dildo, Newfoundland.

-A new report suggests Ewan McGregor will return as Obi-Wan Kenobi in his own Disney+ series.

-New details have emerged about the lawsuit filed against Faye Dunaway by her former assistant and it’s not great. He alleges she called him a “little homosexual boy” and then had him fired him after he reported her behaviour.

-Looks like Joss Whedon is still being Wheodon-y with his new show.

-This Betty Gilpin/Natasha Lyonne interview is giving me life!

-Is Kristen Stewart dating screenwriter Dylan Meyer? Lainey seems to think they’re just goofing around in these photos, but I don’t goof around like this with my buddies. (Of course, I’m not followed by paps that I might want to mess with.)

-Here’s the trailer for the Sundance hit, the refugee documentary Midnight Traveler.

-This romcom looks like it’s extremely my jam. A young woman spills her secrets to a stranger on a plane only to realize later the he was actually the CEO of her company in Can You Keep A Secret?

Lil Nas X Adjusts to Sudden Superstardom

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Lil Nas X of “Old Town Road” fame is on the cover of Time magazine, where he reveals what prompted him to come out and how he’s dealing with his instant fame.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth‘s camps are out in full force, trying to push their sides of the story.

Lana Condor posted a pic from the set of the third To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before — before Netflix officially confirmed they’re making it. They did, however, announce that the second film will drop on Netflix in February. (That second book is *rough*, especially if you’re a fan of Peter Kavinsky. I’m worried.)

Cardi B interviewed Bernie Sanders for his YouTube channel. Look, I don’t roll with the Bernie Bros but I can watch Cardi waxing poetic about FDR’s New Deal forever.

-This dinner for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez featured pretty much every guest star who’s been on Desus and Mero show this season — and then some.

-I dig this Vanity Fair photo shoot with eight Emmy nominees: Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul), Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon), Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Jared Harris (Chernobyl), Don Cheadle (Black Monday), Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us), and Niecy Nash (When They See Us).

Drew Barrymore is getting a daytime talk show and I kind of love this as a next step for her.

-Four alleged victims are suing Danny Masterson and the church of Scientology for stalking and conspiracy to cover up sexual assaults. Meanwhile, Leah Remini is ending her A&E show with a two-hour special finale, airing August 26, that’ll focus allegations that Scientology policies have hindered members from reporting sexual assault and physical violence. THR reports the episode will feature interviews with two of the women who’ve accused Masterson of assault.

Abby Quinn has just been cast as the daughter in the Mad About You reboot, so I guess that’s still happening. (I just saw her in a movie last night with Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, which was really bad but she was fine.)

-I always like this annual interview with TV network bosses about which show they regretted letting get away.

-For someone who has read Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice a ridiculous amount of times, I’ve somehow never got around to reading Jane Austen‘s unfinished book Sanditon. (But I did watch a web series adaptation! Does that count??) In any case, the trailer for Andrew Davies‘ adaptation is very much my shit.

-Here’s the trailer for Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life starring Matthias Schoenaerts (and some other people, but I’m only here for MS).

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Talks Taking Over Hollywood

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge is on the cover of THR, talking about her secret new movie (“The day I wrapped ‘Fleabag,’ I went to bed thinking, ‘I’m never going to have another idea again. Oh shit.’ I woke up with the vision of this film”), and being hired to punch up the script for the upcoming Bond film (“A lot has been made of me coming on board because I’m a woman, and that’s wonderful. But also I can’t take credit for the movie that was written. It’s [director] Cary [Joji Fukunaga]’s movie”). Also, I had no idea she’s dating Three Billboards filmmaker Martin McDonagh.

-People mag is quoting a source close to Miley Cyrus who says that there’s a possibility that she might reunite with Liam Hemsworth. “They both agreed it’s better to spend time apart, but this doesn’t mean their relationship is completely over.”

-Here’s photos of Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost kissing during a beachside stroll in the Hamptons, just in case you were worried that they weren’t living their most smug best lives.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk were also spotted on a Hamptons stroll. Is there nothing else to do there?

-Here’s Oprah and Gayle King being quizzed on the meaning of internet slang like “snack” and “thicc.” The fact that Oprah immediately tries to use each word in a sentence as soon as she learns what it mean is precious.

A$AP Rocky has been found guilty in Sweden but will serve no more jail time.

-So I guess those blind items about a starlet who made a deal with Pornhub were about Bella Thorne.

This thread about this season of The Handmaid’s Tale pretty much sums up my feelings on it. I gave up halfway through but tuned back in for the finale and though I thought the last episode was effective, it didn’t make up for the meandering season.

-This is Netflix’s next cheesy romcom with possibly the worst title I’ve ever seen and I’m super here for it.

-There was an OC cast reunion at the airport this week.

-This deep dive into Jeremy Renner’s ridiculous Jeep commercials is just what I needed this week.

-We’re getting more info behind Universal’s decision to scrap The Hunt. Apparently execs and the filmmakers received death threats, and the studio’s internal security got involved. It was still a bad call, IMO.

-Forget those rumours that Anna Wintour is leaving Vogue. Not only is she staying, she’s getting a promotion. Anyone else getting some ‘third act of Devil Wears Prada’ maneuvering vibes?

-This clip of Kate McKinnon, who plays Ruth Bader Ginsburg on SNL, meeting her last night is cute.

-Marc Cherry’s soapy new CBS drama Why Women Kill, starring Lucy Liu and Ginnifer Goodwin, is getting good reviews.

-This is an interesting look on how Netflix will have to change its strategy soon. Between them refusing to give critics screeners for Mindhunter’s new season, and cancelling Tuca and Bertie (which a lot of people didn’t even know existed, even though it starred Tiffany Haddish and was from the Bojack creators), something’s gotta give. I’ve noticed they’ve started a weekly “what’s new this week” show on social media so things don’t get lost in the shuffle, but the fact that I recently watched the last season of Bojack and the algorithm didn’t even prompt me to watch Tuca and Bertie is a problem.

-2 Dope Queens star Phoebe Robinson just landed her own Comedy Central interview show. I recently went to a screening of Magic Mike XXL that she moderated, and she deserves all the good things.

-Here’s the trailer for Bong Joon-ho’s Palme d’Or winning film, Parasite. I really hope this comes to TIFF. All I’ve heard about it is that you should go in knowing as little as possible because the end will blow your mind.

-Here’s the Last Christmas trailer, directed by Paul Feig and starring Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding and Emma Thompson. Look, I’ve been anxiously awaiting this film since they first announced it, but this trailer has me (and pretty much the entire romance-reading population) thinking he’s going to end up being a ghost or an angel, and I’m not here for that.