-Maybe I’ve been watching too much of The Newsroom, but I really didn’t expect Jon Stewart to go there with Robert Pattinson — and I really, really didn’t expect him to go there for nearly five minutes. But it was the elephant in the room and at least JStew figured out a way to address it that didn’t make RPattz squirm — much. As Vulture put it, “the segment actually came together in a dudely Oprah sort of way.” (“We’re just two gals talking.”) Canucks can watch the full interview here.
-Speaking of RPattz, my friend and I were talking about his interview performance (which was actually pretty great, considering he said absolutely NOTHING) and she was like “Well, the worst is over for him now, right?” I’m not so sure, though. Cracking jokes over ice cream is a hell of a lot easier to deal with than the fake sincerity he’ll be hit with on GMA tomorrow. I can see it now: “But really, how ARE you?” I feel for my poor interviewer friends who are gearing up for the Breaking Dawn junket. There’s no way you can avoid the question– you have to ask it! — but there’s also no way you can do it without feeling like a bottom-feeding jerkface. I predict RPattz is going to hear a LOT of personal breakup stories in the next few weeks from reporters trying to figure out a way to broach the subject in some way that resembles a human being. Practise your sympathy face, kid.
-On a lighter note, here’s RPattz‘s 10 best Daily Show faces.
-Also, he’s rumoured to have signed on for Werner Herzog’s latest flick. The guy is certainly not shying away from challenges these days…
-Cue sad sax solo: Kenny G just filed for divorce.
–Rashida Jones to John Travolta: “Come out! Come on. How many masseurs have to come forward? Let’s do this.”
–Jessica Biel says she and Justin Timberlake broke up last year because she needed some alone time. Riiiiight.
-Dear everyone I know: please get me the Ryan Gosling colouring book for xmas. Thanks!
-So I finally got around to watching the Roseanne Barr roast. Tom Arnold‘s speech was actually pretty great, as was his explanation of how he ended up there after not speaking to her for 18 years.
–Josh Hutcherson got into the charity spirit by playing ball with some kids.
-This photo of Kim Kardashian behind bars is very cathartic.
-Meanwhile, Kimye appears in the latest Hype Williams–directed music video, but you have to wait five minutes for a glimpse of them.
–Jake Gyllenhaal is kind of doing it for me in the red band trailer for End of Watch. That’s new.
-After denying that he slept with Avril Lavigne by saying “She’s Canadian, I wouldn’t do that,” (boo!) Marilyn Manson now says they hooked up (double boo!!).
–Kelly Clarkson and her boyfriend are all kinds of adorable.
-Want to feel embarrassed for Kate Hudson? You’re in luck! Here’s our first look at her on Glee.
–Nicole Kidman was photographed holding her stomach. Everybody PANIC!!
-Don’t worry, you don’t have to cut off your ears. Lindsay Lohan denied rumours that she’s collaborating with will.i.am.
–Joss Whedon continues to be made of awesome sauce.
-A bunch of new TIFF films were announced today and this year’s lineup of Hollywood heavyweights is stacked. Of course, I’m most interested in the cheeziest new additions, specifically Spring Breakers (James Franco in cornrows!) and Greetings from Tim Buckley (Penn Badgley as Jeff Buckley!).
-Uh oh. I might have to take that last comment back. I just stumbled upon this video of Penn singing and – gulp – it doesn’t suck. Who knew Lonely Boy had it in him?
-Meanwhile, you can watch James Franco drink someone else’s spit in this new clip for About Cherry. Charming.
–James is also the star of The Letter, the latest effort from his NYU buddy Jay Anania. The trailer just dropped. It’s, um, interesting.