-For Interview, Julia Roberts chatted with Cate Blanchett about the challenges of acting as they age, the importance of talking about money, and pet pigs.
–Emma Thompson walks the walk by releasing the letter she wrote to producers when she dropped out of an animated movie after learning the studio hired John Lasseter, who recently left Disney/Pixar following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. This isn’t just a finger-wagging shame blast; this is a rallying cry: “I am well aware that centuries of entitlement to women’s bodies whether they like it or not is not going to change overnight. Or in a year. But I am also aware that if people who have spoken out — like me — do not take this sort of a stand then things are very unlikely to change at anything like the pace required to protect my daughter’s generation.”
-Say what you will about Justin Theroux, but I love that he’s trying to protect his downstairs neighbor from verbal abuse from her husband.
–Kate Mara and Jamie Bell are having a baby.
-Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams dance it out in the new trailer for FX’s show Fosse/Verdon. It premieres in April on FX and I can’t wait!
–Arya looks like she’s falling in love with a dragon in the new Game of Thrones footage, and I dig it.
-The first teaser trailer for His Dark Materials stars Ruth Wilson, James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
-Yay! The Go Fugyourself girls are writing a sequel to The Royal We.
-I’m not quite sure there’s been such an immediate backlash to an Oscar winner as we’ve seen with Green Book. The LA Times wrote a savage takedown of its win, today’s The Daily was dedicated to how it’s a retread of Driving Miss Daisy, and critics are sharing the incredibly condescending letters they got from the film’s producer in response to their negative reviews.
-Also, here’s a good explainer on how Green Book was helped by the preferential ballot.
-Um, the short film that won might actually be worse than Green Book.
-I also love this observation about Colman winning despite not having time to play the campaign game.
-The guest list at Beyonce and Jay Z’s Oscar afterparty put all other parties to shame.
-Also, why did Jamie Foxx show up to that party with Jessica Szohr instead of Katie Holmes?
–Melissa McCarthy and her husband are my heroes for wearing tracksuits to the Oscars afterparties.
-Here are all the Vanity Fair portraits.
–Lady Gaga is too busy crushing life to process her recent breakup.
-I keep forgetting that Jennifer Esposito was married to Bradley Cooper for four months.
-Also, this is my favourite take on the Gaga and Coop performance.
-Sorry, trolls: Rotten Tomatoes will no longer let users review a movie before its release. The fact that this was ever allowed when it was clear that none of these people had even seen the movie yet still boggles my mind.
-I relate to this author’s ambivalence about the one-off movies we’re getting of The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and Deadwood, especially this part questioning the need to visit Breaking Bad’s Jesse after his perfect ending in the series finale: “Allowing Jesse to flee into the desert night seemed less like a loose end than a tantalizing grace note for the most tortured character in Walter White’s orbit.”
-The Jussie Smollett case continues to be a mess. The FBI is now saying he may not have sent that hateful letter to himself as the Chicago Police claimed, while TMZ says he didn’t pay the brothers for the attack. Meanwhile, the Chicago police chief insists there’s ‘a lot more evidence‘ against Smollett that we don’t know about. It’s insane how this is playing out in the press instead of the courts.
–Paula Abdul is the latest celeb to endorse Schitt’s Creek.
-I’m here for all the Roswell original cast reunions.
-I didn’t realize the creator of Whiskey Cavalier was a writer on Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23. I’m def in now.
–Topher Grace has a thing for re-editing major movies (he made a two-hour cut of the Hobbit trilogy), and now he’s co-created a 5-min Star Wars trailer that everyone’s loving.
-Nothing made me feel older today than the excitement for the trailer for Detective Pikachu, which stars Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith in a live-action Pokemon adventure.
–The Man Who Killed Don Quixote trailer stars Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko and Stellan Skarsgard.