-Forget everything else that happened today — Beyonce just broke the internet. by releasing an album with no publicity, no advanced warning and no leaks. It’s a game changer. I’ve been listening to “Blow” a lot, which is great even though the first couple of listens actually made me blush.
–Joaquin Phoenix was actually super friendly and fun on Jimmy Fallon. It’s a Christmas miracle!
–George Clooney reiterates his stance on those gay rumours, makes us all swoon.
-Flare is getting some flack for their cover image touchup of Jennifer Lawrence.
-Here’s the full trailer for House of Cards’ second season.
–Angelina Jolie might end up testifying in News Corps’ phone hacking lawsuit.
-Meanwhile, the royal scandals revealed in the phone-hacking trial are kinda boring.
–Geena Davis just solved Hollywood sexism in two easy steps. God, I love her.
-Sony is Avengers-izing the Spider-Man franchise, giving Venom and the Sinister Six each their own movie.
–Amy Poehler has no plans to join social media thanks to her previous encounters with online comments: “I always get my feelings hurt, even if someone is flattering.”
-Meanwhile, Amy and Tina Fey‘s new Golden Globes promos have landed.
-Saturday Night Live will add black female cast members in 2014 — finally.
-Speaking of late night antics, Paul Rudd has an amazing habit of showing the same movie clip every time he goes on Conan.
-Jon Stewart’s take on Megyn Kelly and Fox freaking out over the “war on Christmas” was perfect.
–Ed Helms is rebooting the Naked Gun movies, which is…actually not a bad idea.
-Speaking of reboots, Matthew Perry is developing an Odd Couple one for CBS.
–Nigella Lawson lied about cocaine use under oath, the celebrity chef’s former assistants say in court.
-Interesting: Baz Luhrmann and Shawn Ryan are planning a TV drama set at the dawn of the hip-hop era.
–Will Ferrell says that when Kanye West showed up on the Anchorman 2 set to film his cameo, he “was playing the new tracks a lot—over and over. Even when you’re trying to film, he’s playing the tracks…We got a scared 18-year-old intern to ask him to turn them down.”
-Here’s the first trailer for Life of A King. It’s like Dangerous Minds — with chess.