As a way to say thank you, they have decided to share this candid photograph from the day of their portrait sittings directly with all of you. pic.twitter.com/MROyiKWEnG
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 21, 2017
–Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s engagement photos are pretty darn adorable. I especially like the above candid (though I’m sad that she broke her streak of wearing Canadian designers by opting for Ralph & Russo instead).
-Meanwhile, this is the grossest headline of the week: “Find out how Jerry O’Connell is grooming his daughters to be like Meghan Markle!”
–Angelina Jolie says she’s homeschooling her kids “partially because they are from around the world and it’s very…I didn’t want them to have the same education I had when it came to Vietnam or Cambodia.”
–Ansel Elgort says he kept the car from Baby Driver.
–This podcast offers a really good look at the ramifications of the Disney-Fox deal, especially for streaming.
-Gina Rodriguez gets the 73 question treatment from Vogue.
-I hate when verified celebrities use their Twitter feeds to try to get better customer service. But it’s especially funny that Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland‘s rant against CVS revealed that she doesn’t know the difference between a website and Google Maps.
–DJ Khaled had quite an ordeal trying to jet-ski to a party where Drake and Diddy were at.
-Here’s a look at the shows I was most sad about saying goodbye to in 2017.
-One of the best things to come out of The Last Jedi is that it made the lovely Kelly Marie Tran a star. Every interview I see of hers makes me like her more and more, like this one in which she says she spent the shoot learning about all the different departments and even feathered a porg. Or this one in which she discusses struggling as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood: “I had resigned myself to thinking that one day I would be just the weird side character who always talks about being Asian and brings kimchi to the party.”
-Speaking of celebrities that impress me more and more with every interview, Jessica Chastain tells Time: “I have a problem with filmmakers who use violence against women, and especially rape, to make a woman stronger — where the woman needs to be victimized in order to become a butterfly. I find that pattern in cinema really disturbing.”
-The review embargo has lifted on Bright, Netflix’s new movie starring Will Smith, and the reviews are really, really bad. IndieWire calls it “so bad that Republicans will probably try to pass it into law over Christmas break.” Vulture calls it “an amusing genre-bend, but a mess in just about every other way.” Vanity Fairs says “director David Ayer’s latest is just as loud and dumb as Suicide Squad.” L.A. Times says “This film is a chore.” The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “genre mashup awkward enough to make ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ look like a stroke of genius.”
-At least the director has a good sense of humor about it all.
–Chloë Grace Moretz has been granted a permanent restraining order against her alleged stalker.
–Venus Williams will not face any charges related to the June 2017 car accident that killed a 78-year-old man.
-A fifth woman has come forward with a claim against Danny Masterson: “I stayed quiet long enough.”
–Mark Schwahn has finally been fired from E!’s The Royals amid those sexual misconduct allegations, which first surfaced more than a month ago.
-Oh crap. Toronto Police have confirmed an open Sex Crimes investigation into Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath. His former bandmate Alice Glass accused him of a pattern of sexual-assault and harassment in late October, and another accuser claims he preyed on her when she was 16.
-A former Marco Polo producer just hit Harvey Weinstein and TWC with a $10 million sexual harassment suit.
-The #MeToo dress code is throwing Hollywood red carpet prep into a tizzy. “Every request we’ve received thus far has been for black…it’s been quite a shuffle for fashion agencies.”
–Oprah singing “It’s a FRAUD!!!” made me laugh.
-Will Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga‘s A Star Is Born be an awards contender? After execs saw a cut of the movie, they moved Cooper’s directorial feature debut from May 18 to Oct. 5, setting it up for award season consideration.
-Mamma Mia, here we go again! Watch the first trailer for Mamma Mia 2.