–Charlize Theron is already getting raves for her turn in Bombshell and the promo tour hasn’t even fully kicked off yet. She’s in Glamour’s 2019 Women of the Year issue, in which she talks about her single status (“I haven’t been in a relationship for a very long time. I never wanted to get married. Those are things that are not hard for me because they’re innately my truth. I find people are somewhat perplexed by that, and also more with women, right?”) and struggling to get recognition as a producer (“I think there’s this conclusion that sometimes gets made, like, ‘It can’t possibly be a f**king actress that put this thing together'”).
-Bless Town & Country for putting Laura Dern‘s “I will not NOT be rich” line from Big Little Lies on her cover. Talk about knowing their target audience.
–Drake threw himself a birthday party in LA and Rihanna showed up. Hmmm…..
-Of all the ‘established directors criticizing Marvel’ takes, this one actually has merit. Pedro Almodóvar says superhero movies aren’t sexy enough. “And sexuality doesn’t exist for superheroes. They are neutered. There is an unidentified gender, the adventure is what’s important.” I also really like this thread about how the studios’ increased obsession with targeting all four quadrants has turned the most popular movies for adults and films into the same thing.
-It’s weirdly comforting that Paul Rudd and Conan O’Brien remain committed to their long-standing talk show appearance bit.
–Hailey Baldwin might have shaded her hubby’s ex Selena Gomez. Or maybe not. Be better at pettiness, celebrities!
-Speaking of pop culture critics who’ve become TV writers, this is a great NYT profile on Andy Greenwald, who went from critic to showrunner.
–Anne Hathaway silencing the room by saying her favourite romcom is Gone Girl is a mood.
–Rose McGowan is suing Harvey Weinstein, claiming he unleashed a cadre of “fixers” to make sure her rape allegations against him weren’t revealed in her memoir.
-The fact that these two little moments in the Breaking Bad movie were both improvised makes me so happy.
-I dig that whenever Kelly Clarkson is a fan of something (like Netflix’s Lucifer), she just manages to insert herself into it. I would do the same with her power.
-Patti LuPone continues to give zero f**ks during every interview and I’m living for it. On Andrew Lloyd Webber: “How could he talk about Evita? The whole thing is sung. He’s a jerk. He’s a sad sack. He is the definition of sad sack.”
–Jared Leto’s frustration that Warner Bros. was moving ahead with Todd Phillips’s Joker was so great that he not only complained to his agents at CAA, who also represent Phillips, but asked his music manager to call the leader of Warners’ parent company. Bwahahaha!
–Garrett Hedlund star in the first trailer for Burden, inspired by real members of the Ku Klux Klan.