Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Give Us a Peek Behind Closed Doors

-Netflix have released a first look at the Sussexes’ docuseries: Harry & Meghan — and it looks like it’s going to be juicy! It’ll be six episodes that drop on December 8.

-I also really appreciate this reminder when people complain that they said they wanted their privacy and now they’re doing stuff like this. They never said that.

-Meanwhile, William and Kate released a “trailer” about their US visit. How cute.

-In other royal drama, Lady Susan Hussey has been removed from her position Buckingham Palace after being racist to charity founder Ngozi Fulani and they released a statement that they’ve reached out to Ngozi to further discuss the matter. But Fulani says she hasn’t heard from the palace.

Kanye West was on far-right conspiracy show InfoWars today, and it was even worse than I anticipated. He praised Hitler, denied the Holocaust, and said of Nazis: “They did good things too, we’ve got to stop dissing the Nazis all the time.” Do you know how offside you have to be to say stuff that’s too far for even Alex Jones?!

-Shortly after his appearance, Parler announced that West’s deal to buy the social platform has been terminated. Being too extreme for that site seemed impossible until now…

-The Bear’s Jeremy Allen White‘s new photoshoot for GQ is making me feel things.

Michelle Williams, who received a performer tribute at this year’s Gotham Awards, gave a lovely speech in which she praised her Dawson’s Creek co-star Mary Beth Peil, who played Grams. “I couldn’t have played Wendy Carroll or Randi Chandler or Marilyn or Gwen or Misty Fabelman without first having played Jen Lindley.”

Jennifer Lopez got “Not.Going.Anywhere” engraved on her latest engagement ring from Ben Affleck. Sure.

-Meanwhile, Affleck is partnering with Matt Damon on a new movie studio and hopes to create a different production model from what we’ve been seeing lately. “If you ask [Netflix co-CEO and chairman] Reed Hastings…he’d say, ‘Hey, we went for quantity to establish a footprint.’ I’m sure there’s wisdom in that and I’m sure they had a great strategy, but I would have said, ‘How are we going to make 50 great movies? How is that possible?’ There’s no committee big enough. There aren’t enough — you just can’t do it.”

Victoria Beckham secretly caught David Beckham getting into the holiday spirit with some Mariah Carey.

-I love how wildly unhinged Drew Barrymore‘s show is.

Amanda Seyfried and Lindsay Lohan reunited for a chat for Interview magazine, and Seyfried praised Lohan for setting the tone on the Mean Girls set: “That was my first movie. You were in the middle of the whole thing and you created a really fun vibe. I didn’t know how good it was going to be…Ten years ago I used to be like, “Yeah, yeah, I was Karen in Mean Girls, for fuck’s sake.” Now I’m like, “I was Karen in Mean Girls!” I’m very proud of it. You had a lot to do with where it went and what it was. I don’t know if you know that. I’m sure you felt the pressure but it didn’t seem like you did. You were working really young, and you were really good, but you were still a kid.”

-This is a really interesting read on how Drake’s misogyny isn’t new.

-That ’70s Show actor and Scientologist Danny Masterson, who’s accused of violent rape by multiple women, has temporarily evaded charges after a judge declared a mistrial because the jury was “hopelessly deadlocked.”

-The Rings of Power has recast a major for for season 2. Joseph Mawle — who portrayed the villainous Orcs leader Adar — is being replaced by Sam Hazeldine of Peaky Blinders.

Simon Pegg and Rosemarie Dewit have joined the next season of The Boys.

-I didn’t see this coming: the kid who plays Young Sheldon spent Thanksgiving with Serial subject Adnan Syed.

-I’m pumped to watch the new Best Man movie. Here’s hoping it’s streaming in Canada.

-Here’s the first trailer for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Terrible title but on the plus side: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, y’all!

Aubrey Plaza Keeps It Weird

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Aubrey Plaza is riding high with White Lotus (which I think I’m enjoying even more than last season), and tells GQ that she and show creator Mike White almost made a movie about stalking her ex. She also says her pop culture tastes go against the tide: “I don’t watch Ted Lasso. No offense to Ted Lasso. Whatever’s super popular, I’m always like, no. I have an aversion to things that everybody else is doing.”

-Speaking of White Lotus stars, I love that Meghann Fahy is getting such buzz for her role. She’s stealing the show!

-People named Quinta Brunson, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Hudson and Mila Kunis the people of the year.

-Good Morning America cohosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach (who are both married — she to Melrose Place’s Andrew Shue) have allegedly left their spouses after a months-long affair, according to Page Six. The Daily Mail published cozy-looking photos of them, and now they’ve both shut down their Instagram accounts.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly finally, officially divorced.

-This is the sixth year in a row that Billie Eilish has done the same Vanity Fair interview. She talked about her relationship with Jesse Rutherford: “I’m really happy about it. I managed to get my way to a point in my life where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest fucking fucker alive, but pulled his ass… Can we just give a round of applause for me? I locked that motherfucker down.”

Spotify Wrapped dropped today, and Bad Bunny took the most-streamed artist spot for the third year in a row, while Harry Styles‘ “As It Was” was the most-streamed song of the year.

Helena Bonham Carter defended both J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp, saying Rowling has been “hounded” and Depp has been “vindicated.” Sure, Jan.

Minka Kelly and Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds are dating.

-Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie has passed away.

Will Smith has kicked off his apology tour to promote Emancipation. He told Trevor Noah “I had to humble down,” while he told EW, “I definitely lose a couple winks of sleep every night thinking that I could have potentially penalized my team.”

-The Oscars are bringing back those eight categories they dropped from last year’s telecast.

-Who knows what Netflix ratings really are, but they claim that Wednesday hit No. 1 in 83 countries for the week, tying Stranger Things 4’s debut.

-We’re still waiting for season 3 in North America, but PBS’ Miss Scarlet and The Duke has been renewed for Season 4. This is my cozy comfort watch.

-On their podcast, One Tree Hill stars Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz talked about creator Mark Schwahn forcing them to be on the cover of Maxim. Bush said she was told, “‘If you do not go and shoot this cover with your co-stars, we will guarantee you that you will never be let out for a press day, a movie, an event, any of your charities. We will keep you here for ever.'” Burton says Schwahn told her, “‘No one wants you and you finally have someone that wants you and you’re really gonna turn your nose up at that?’ It was very much a, ‘No one else wants you, the studio wants to cancel your show. You don’t start to generate some buzz and attract these male numbers, we’re dead and all your friends are going to lose their jobs.'” Meanwhile, Burton and Bush said they were jealous that Lenz got to blow it off, and were shocked when Lenz revealed the real reason she wasn’t at the photoshoot: “They told me that they didn’t come to me because I was too fat. I wasn’t a hot girl on the show anymore.”

-I love that Canadian dramedy Sort Of is on HBO Max and getting lots of international buzz.

-Things are really bad at the box office. Like, really, really bad. But it can’t all be because people will only go to see Marvel movies now. Maybe people don’t want to watch bummers — and the way movies are being marketed these days hasn’t been helping.

Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to co-host SNL in December, as will Elvis’ Austin Butler.

-This is a really interesting article on celebs who have deep philanthropic commitments, including Colin Kaepernick, George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Dwyane Wade and Jennifer Hudson.

Hailey Bieber says she has “a cyst on my ovary the size of an apple” and wants everyone to shut the hell up with their pregnancy speculation.

Nicole Kidman surprised Hugh Jackman by bidding $100K during a charity auction at a showing of The Music Man. Her strut down the aisle is glorious.

-Netflix is considering a theatrical re-release for Glass Onion following its Netflix debut next month.

-In the new trailer for Emily In Paris season 3, Emily juggles love interests and jobs. It’s so smart of Netflix to drop this over the holidays when people are bored and looking for something fun/dumb to watch home.

-That ’70s Show returns to Netflix as the new sequel series That ’90s Show. Here’s the first trailer.

-There’s a new trailer for The Super Mario Bros Movie, and Chris Pratt’s voice seems somehow even worse?!

-Rebel Wilson and Charlotte Gainsbourg care for loved ones with amnesia in the trailer for The Almond and the Seahorse.

-Here’s the trailer for Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut, When You Finish Saving the World, starring Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore.

-There are still some days when it’s fun to be on Twitter. Today when the Cocaine Bear trailer hit was one of those times. This ridiculous thing is directed by Elizabeth Banks and stars Keri Russell and the late Ray Liotta.

 

Drake’s Cuddly Coat

Drake went to the Raptors game last night and wore a teddy bear coat. On purpose.

Shawn Mendes, 24, has been spotted multiple times with a 50-year-old celebrity chiropractor, leading to some unlikely romance speculation.

Pete Davidson and Emily Ratajkowski were spotted at a Thanksgiving dinner with friends.

-The status of their relationship might be murky, but Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith are back for another J Crew holiday campaign.

-I really, really liked the Knives Out sequel Glass Onion (Daniel Craig continues to crush it as Benoit Blanc, the cameos are fun, and Janelle Monáe has old-school movie star magnetism), but the rollout schedule is really weird. It’s in theatres now for just one week, and then will debut on Netflix on Dec. 23. I guess we should just be happy it’s getting any theatrical release at all (though since it’s a Netflix production, they might not even report its box office results).

-Meanwhile, the theatrical window continues to shrink: Black Adam, Armageddon Time, The Woman King, Ticket to Paradise, Till, Smile, Triangle of Sadness, Tar and Amsterdam are all streaming only 2 months after debuting in theatres.

America Ferrera, Michael Urie and Vanessa Williams had an Ugly Betty reunion.

Michelle Williams is promoting The Fablemans and tells WSJ Magazine what it was like to play Steven Spielberg’s mom: “I suppose I felt like, it’s his mother, and I trusted him—if he felt like I was the person who could play this part, I wanted to believe.”

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s video about the Goop gift guide included a look at the people she was gifting stuff too — and Brad Pitt’s name was featured. Sigh.

Sarah Wayne Callies was on Jon Bernthal‘s podcast and recalled when her male Prison Break costars were watching that ‘2 girls 1 cup’ porn clip between takes and started telling her she looked like the actress. “Everyone of them individually, almost to a one, was a friend. But they became a wolfpack immediately. And I was like ‘No seriously, knock it off. I don’t like being called a shit-eating whore,’ and they doubled down. And one of the people at that table at the time was a very, very close friend. And I was looking over going ‘he’s got the most power of anybody in this room. All he’s gotta do is say ‘hey, leave her alone.’ That’s all it would have taken, like no grandstanding, no fist fights. [He said] nothing.”

-Netflix announced that the next season of You will debut earlier than expected; it’ll now drop on Feb 9.

Jennifer Lopez has deleted all of her Instagram posts, so everyone assumes a big project announcement is coming. But wouldn’t it be awful if she quit social and the last thing she’d ever posted was that cringe TikTok with Ben?

Ryan Reynolds posted a video of him and Will Ferrell learning a dance routine for Spirited, leading Blake Lively to comment “Can you get pregnant while pregnant??”

-Here’s the trailer for Paramount+’s adaptation of Beth O’Leary’s bestselling novel, The Flatshare. I adored this book!