-This is a straight-up day-maker: Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy recreated her character’s iconic song “A Little Bit Alexis”on Kelly Clarkson‘s show, with the host adding a verse as the befuddled stars of 1917 looked on. (Also, I had no clue Murphy is married to the lead singer of Hollerado.)
-This is an interesting look at why this awards season, more events have been closed to press and stars have been scarce with red carpet sound bites.
–Jessica Simpson says she once kissed Justin Timberlake, but the timelines are very wonky considering both of relationship statuses at the time.
-A ton of Super Bowl commercials are already out: Bryan Cranston and Tracee Ellis Ross recreate The Shining for Mountain Dew, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen shill for Genesis’s new SUV, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day and Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire go through their dirty laundry for Tide, Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi promote Alexa, and Jimmy Fallon and John Cena work out for Michelob Ultra.
-This is a fascinating read on Brad Pitt and how his looks and charm belie real creative talent. “Pitt has alternately rejected and embraced the dreamboat role, though he seems consistently game when asked to play that part in photo spreads; maybe because he knows it so well, he is also adept at sending it up.”
–Charlie Hunnam is walking back those shitty comments he made about not wanting to marry his girlfriend.
-I can’t believe they made a movie about the most amazing viral Twitter thread about strippers. I also can’t wait to watch.
-Oh man. Sebastian Stan posted drama about the ending of Endgame on his Insta stories, and John Boyega tweeted about it. The both have negative f’s left to give.
–James Corden said he needed therapy in 2009 after his fame in the UK went to his head: “I started to behave like a brat that I just don’t think I am. It’s so intoxicating, that first flush of fame, and I think it’s even more intoxicating if you’re not bred for it.” If blind items are to believed, he might need a little tune-up.
-The American Dirt controversy continues: the publisher just cancelled its book tour. My favourite line in their statement is “We should never have said that [the author]’s husband was an undocumented immigrant while not specifying that he was from Ireland.” And before anyone complains about cancel culture, the book just hit number 1 and the author has sold another novel.
-I really like this piece on The Good Place, BoJack Horseman, and the audacity of committing to decency.
–Kelis says that Pharrell Williams cheated her out of money from her first two albums.
–Lakeith Stanfield wants to play the Joker and god yes. This is literally the only way I’d be interesting in watching anything new about that character.
–Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan say they want to “be old ladies together making movies about old ladies.” And I want to be an old lady who watches them all.
–Kendall Jenner learned a cheerleading routine from the kids from Cheer on Ellen.
-Here’s the trailer for Spike Jonze‘s Beastie Boys doc for Apple+.
–Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev and Scott Speedman star in the trailer for Run This Town, the Rob Ford movie.