–Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama all grace People magazine’s People of The Year issue. Swift talks about learning to deflect rude questions (“The more women are able to voice their discomfort in social situations, the more it becomes the social norm that people who ask the questions at parties like ‘When are you going to start a family?’ to someone as soon as they turn 25 are a little bit rude. It’s good that we’re allowed to say, ‘Hey, just so you know, we’re more than incubators'”), Aniston says she remains open to love (“Even when it’s scary, even when it hurts. It’s always going to be worth it”), Lopez talks about wanting more kids (“I don’t know that it’s in God’s plan but I would like to try. I’m so open to it!”), and Obama recalls getting “a little emotional” when dropping off Sasha at college (“We were there, just like most parents, helping her unpack and make her dorm room feel like home”).
-Meanwhile, Taylor Swift wrote a Christmas song over the weekend — and it’ll be released tonight. “I know this is pretty wild but I’ve just written a Christmas song.”
-It’s very weird that Justin Timberlake broke his silence and apologized for being spotted getting flirty with his costar nearly two weeks after the photos first surfaced. Everyone had pretty much forgotten about it before he dragged it back into the spotlight. It’s also weird that he doesn’t apologize to his costar, who social media deemed a homewrecker. He does, however, manage to squeeze in a plug for their new movie, so I guess there’s that?
–Jason Derulo is still talking about the fact that Instagram took down his dick pic — and wants us all to know that he was only “semi-aroused…an arousal looks different. It’s a different vibe. It’s a different beast. It leans more to the front, you know what I mean?” I can’t believe this story won’t die.
-The trailer for the new season of Legends of Tomorrow features a Mister Rogers spoof. God, I love those weirdos.
–Harry Styles showed off the vinyl set for his sophomore solo album Fine Line, and the liner notes feature a completely nude photo of the singer. So I guess we’re all buying record players, huh?
–Tim Allen was on The View last week and complained about political correctness. “I grew up on Richard Pryor; you can’t even go back and talk about the book he wrote. You know, what I got to do sometimes sometimes is explain – which I hate – in big arenas, that this is a thought police thing and I do not like it. But when I use these words, this is my intent behind those words. So as long as you know my intent… I still get people who say, ‘Just don’t say it.'” Listen to those people, Buzz Lightyear.
-Is anyone having a hotter streak than Florence Pugh right now? The only person I can think of that comes close is Lakeith Stanfield.
-A disguised Alanis Morissette and Jimmy Fallon took to the New York City subway to busk. People seemed to catch on pretty quickly it was them.
-This is a very lovely joint interview with Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale. They talk about costarring together (“It starts out as a very pragmatic thing. You have the kids, the kids are getting bigger, and you don’t want to spend the time apart”), and how they’re currently living in Trinity-Bellwoods (which Cannavale calls the Brooklyn of Toronto).
–Penn Badgley has some strong thoughts about Los Angeles in the YOU season two teaser.
-The second trailer for Mulan has landed.
–Julia Garner stars in the trailer for the Weinstein-based thriller The Assistant, playing a composite character based on public records, documents, and original interviews.