David Harbour and Lily Allen’s Quirky NYC Home

Architectural Digest’s new issue features David Harbour and Lily Allen‘s Brooklyn townhouse, which the internet is loving it and I feel like I’m losing my mind? With the exception of the staircase and *maybe* the kitchen, every photo of their “layered Italian” theme is worse than the one before it. It’s like a Laura Ashley fever dream! With a carpeted bathroom!

-They are very charming in the video, though. (I wouldn’t have recognized her at all.)

Vanessa Hudgens is engaged to MLB player Cole Tucker, according to TMZ.

Jessica Simpson wrote a “true” Amazon original story about a “a massive movie star” that she met at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards and began seeing but it didn’t work out after she refused to have sex when him when he flew her to a hotel near the set of a movie he was shooting. Based on what she says he was wearing at the VMAs, the internet thinks it might be Mark Walhberg.

-For Portia de Rossi‘s birthday, she surprised Ellen DeGeneres with a wedding vow renewal led by Kris Jenner.

Dave Bautista only thinks he’s too “unattractive” to be cast as the lead in rom-coms because Hollywood doesn’t adapt enough romance novels. I’ve read a ton of books in which the biker/boxer/mafia MC is described exactly like him.

Bryan Cranston is the latest celeb to appear on Hot Ones.

-The creators behind The Good Wife are working on a spinoff featuring Carrie Preston‘s Elsbeth Tascioni for CBS. I adored Elsbeth (especially in The Good Fight) but doesn’t she seem like a small-doses kind of character?

-The Last of Us continues to gain fans. Viewership grew dramatically for episode 3 with 6.4 million viewers.

-HBO has released the first image of Kate Winslet in The Palace, its upcoming limited series from the creators of Succession.

Kristen Stewart is set to direct three music videos for Boygenius.

-So Emily Ratajowski and Eric Andre are actually happening, huh? Funny is sexy.

-The Traitors has been renewed for season two. I don’t watch a lot of reality TV, but people are loving this.

-Speaking of The Traitors, host Alan Cummings told the palace he no longer wants his OBE.

-Oof. Showtime has decided not to go forward with the drama series Three Women, starring Shailene Woodley, Betty Gilpin, and DeWanda Wise, despite the fact that the show is already filmed and it was expected to premiere imminently.

-Netflix’s new password sharing crackdown is awful. Every 31 days your device must log in on your home network — or it will be blocked. What a shortsighted plan that punishes people who actually pay them.

-If Beyonce‘s concert ticket sales turn out like the Taylor Swift debacle, expect more pressure on Ticketmaster.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin plot revenge in the trailer for Moving On, a film I saw at TIFF and thought was delightful.

-Teen girls around the world begin developing the ability to electrocute people at will in the trailer for Amazon’s The Power, starring Toni Collette.

Ashton Kutcher Gets Into the Dirt For Esquire

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-It’s got to be awkward AF to be asked about your longtime friend and former costar’s rape charges, but I think Ashton Kutcher did not bad in his Esquire interview: “[I want Danny Masterson] to be found innocent of the charges brought against him…Ultimately, I can’t know. I’m not the judge. I’m not the jury. I’m not the victim. And I’m not the accused. And so, in that case, I don’t have a space to comment.” He also talks about becoming a stepdad to Demi Moore‘s girls (“I was twenty-six, bearing the responsibility of an eight-year-old, a ten-year-old, and a twelve-year-old. That’s how some teen parents must experience their twenties”), says he wished someone had told him not to do Two and a Half Men (“Very few people want to tell you something is a bad idea when they’re financially incentivized not to”),

Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston are teaming up for a body swap comedy. Yes, please!

James Gunn posting a 5-minute video today outlining his plans for DC, and he and co-chief Peter Safran met with the press. Some of the highlights include Viola Davis starring in a HBO Max series based on her Amanda Waller character, new films revolving around Supergirl and Swamp Thing, someone other than Robert Pattinson playing Batman, and an acknowledgment that they’re leaving the door open for Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Zachary Levi and Ezra Miller to continue playing their DC superheroes roles. Specifically about Miller, Gunn said, “Let’s see what happens. Listen, Ezra is fully committed to their recovery right now, and we talk to them. We’re in constant contact, but when the time is right, we’ll have the conversation with them and decide what’s best for both them personally and also for us.” He also added, “Can I say one more thing? The Flash is fucking amazing. Like it’s one of the best superhero movies I’ve ever seen. [Director] Andy Muschietti did an amazing job.”

Safran also weighed in on DC scrapping the Batgirl film: “I saw the movie, and there are a lot of incredibly talented people in front of and behind the camera on that film. But that film was not releasable, and it happens sometimes. That film was not releasable…I actually think that Zaslav and the team made a very bold and courageous decision to cancel it because it would have hurt DC. It would have hurt those people involved.”

Meghan Trainor appeared on the Today Show to announce her pregnancy and her new book, and I kind of love how incredibly messy her house is in the background. Refreshing!

-Why am I not surprised that Louis C.K. is back to selling out shows? Cancelled my ass.

Bad Boys 4 is in the works.

-I really liked the last episode of Last of Us, but I understand some of the complaints about how it depicted a gay couple. This take is really interesting, as is this one.  “They grow old together in a sort of cottagecore postapocalyptic bear fantasy.”

Alec Baldwin could face up to five years in prison if convicted of the fatal Rust shooting.

-This is a good explanation of why the Academy was looking into if Andrea Riseborough‘s grassroots campaign broke the rules. Actress Mary McCormack, wife of To Leslie director Michael Morris, reportedly sent multiple emails to Hollywood insiders (some of them Oscar voters) inviting them to a reception, which comes very close to breaking the rules about lobbying.

-Meanwhile, the Academy announced they won’t revoke Riseborough’s nomination, which I’m sure was never really in play anyway. They clearly have some work to do to level the playing field though — both in terms of spotlighting smaller films that aren’t backed by studio-led million-dollar FYC campaigns, and POC performers.

-Hulu cancelled Reboot (a show starring Keegan-Michael Key, Paul Reiser, Judy Greer and Rachel Bloom that I only saw a couple of episode of but really liked) and costar Johnny Knoxville is pissed. “It’s with a heavy heart that I say despite getting great reviews and being nominated for a Critics Choice Award Hulu has failed to pick up ‘Reboot’ even for a second season. Pretty unbelievable.”

-Some shows that were pulled off the HBO Max service, including Westworld, The Nevers, The Time Traveler’s Wife and FBoy Island, are going to be streamed for free on Roku and Tubi.

-We’re getting into scary times for Hollywood with the looming strikes. NBC gave La Brea a Season 3 pickup — but with catches reportedly influenced by the possibility of a writers and/or directors and actors strike. Deadline reports that NBC asked the cast to reduce their contractual minimum guarantee to six episodes from 10, in exchange for being free to take other jobs after Season 3.

-Here’s our latest look at Creed III.

Phoebe Dynevor Won’t Be In Bridgerton This Season

Phoebe Dynevor is moving on from Bridgerton, at least for Season 3. “Well, I did my two seasons. I’ve done what I wanted to do with that character and she had a great arc. If they ask me back in the future, who knows?” It makes sense. I don’t remember her being a big part of Penelope/Colin’s story, last season whenever she showed up there was an awkward explanation about why Regé-Jean Page wasn’t with her, and her career is red hot right now.

Marilyn Manson has been sued by an anonymous woman who claims he groomed and sexually assaulted her multiple times in the 1990s when she was underage.

-I was a big fan of Chuck and followed Zachary Levi for a while on socials, so I’m very aware of how often he’s showed his true colours. Remember this? And this? And this? And this? Now he’s at it again, trending on Twitter this weekend for some seemingly anti-vax nonsense.

-TV actress Annie Wersching, who was in a bunch of shows including The Vampire Diaries, Timeless, Runaways, and Star Trek: Picard, has passed away from cancer at 45.

Shania Twain says she almost died after getting Covid. “It was progressively getting worse. My vital signs were getting worse… and in the end I had to be air evacuated. It was like science fiction, I felt like I was going to another planet or something. It all kind of happened in slow motion.”

-Meanwhile, Colin Farrell says he’s recovered from his second bout of Covid after he tested positive following the Golden Globes. “I’m going to do very little now for the next while. The first time I went out about a week after I tested negative and I started running again and I messed myself up and got the long COVID for about six months.”

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo just welcomed their third baby.

Andrea Riseborough’s To Leslie costar Marc Maron is not impressed with the Academy’s investigation following her surprise nomination. “It was in earnest, the campaign. But I’m glad the Academy — at the behest of special interest and corporate interest and paranoia about how they look — are doing an investigation.”

Anya Taylor-Joy has confirmed her Twitter account was hacked following a tweet about the second season of Queen’s Gambit.

-Showtime has cancelled Let the Right One In and American Gigolo. I can’t believe there was a show with Jon Bernthal playing a male prostitute and none of us watched it…

Will Ferrell attended a Raptors game and was a very enthusiastic spectator.

-The Real Housewives of New York City: Legacy may not happen because of a dispute over contract negotiations.

Last night’s episode of The Last of Us was pretty incredible. Stars Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett, creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, and director Peter Hoar talked to Variety about how Episode 3 came together, why it diverged so much from the game, and what it does — or doesn’t — portend for the series.

-It seems like the author of Knock at the Cabin is not getting a lot of credit on the marketing materials.

-I don’t say this often, but I’m on Kanye West’s side in both of these clips.

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston reunite for Netflix’s Murder Mystery 2.