Kumail Nanjiani Is Suddenly Jacked

Kumail Nanjiani has been training for Marvel’s Eternals and showed off the results today on social media and…I did NOT see this coming.

-Cardi B said she didn’t know what to get Offset for his birthday — so she gave him a half a million dollars.

-The Hallmark Channel is finally reversing course after it caused a huge uproar because it had pulled an ad featuring a same-sex couple kissing at the altar. You’ve got one more week to feed us cheezy holiday movies, Hallmark. Why make such a massive misstep now (especially in a time when Lifetime and Netflix are mowing your grass)?

-Meanwhile, One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton claims she was let go from a Hallmark movie because she asked if it could have “a LGBTQ character, an interracial couple and diverse casting.” I like that in her Twitter thread, she acknowledges she has “luxury to choose morals over paying bills” thanks to her husband, Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who “works his ass off. Not everyone has that! Nor should we be forced to be dependent. If I had to cover our mortgage and was told ‘take it or leave it,’ I’d be f—d.”

-I still haven’t watched the finale of The Watchmen, but Damon Lindelof has been giving exit interviews making it clear he has no plans for a second season (“I am deeply, profoundly appreciative for how well received the season has been up until now, and I don’t want to feel like I’m ungrateful, but I still don’t have any inclination whatsoever to continue the story. And that is largely and almost exclusively based on the fact that I don’t have an idea”).

-I also very much appreciate his comments on collaboration and diversity in the writing room: “It was a story about black trauma and a pain that I don’t know and never will know on any emotional basis. I do understand it in the way I understand what pain feels like, but I can’t ever understand that pain. Fortunately, there were many people in the creative process, starting in the writers room and then onto the set, with the actors and the people behind the camera, that did understand that pain…I think because I knew the entire time that it wasn’t my story, I used my influence at the head of my table to help others tell it.”

-The finale was a hit ratings-wise.

Orlando Jones was fired from American Gods and says it’s because the new (white) showrunner thought his character “sent the wrong message” to Black America.

-The new trailer for Top Gun has me feeling the need…the need for speed!

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of www.dose.ca. Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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