Bags’ing my seat for the Oscars x can’t wait for Sunday x pic.twitter.com/A2hr57jopQ
— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) February 7, 2020
–Rebel Wilson‘s post seems to indicate that Brad and Leo will be front row at the Oscars — and on an aisle. I know there’s no host this year, but if one of the presenters does in-crowd schtick, they’ll be prime targets.
-One of the most predictable categories at Sunday night’s Oscars is Best Supporting Actor, with everyone pretty certain that Brad Pitt has it in the bag. This is a good look on how he ran the perfect campaign.
-Meanwhile, most of the stars at Sundance believe Pitt‘s character killed his wife in the movie.
-Another day, another “honest” Oscar ballot, this one from a producer. His take on Hustlers is disgusting, he felt he needed “a scorecard to keep track of [Little Women’s] timeline” and his favourite movie of last year was Yesterday. It’s so sexiest and dumb, I can’t even imagine what it was like before the Hollywood Reporter toned it down.
-I’m am really loving all the in-depth cinematography interviews this week. Here’s one with Uncut Gems’ cinematographer on a camera tool for focus-pulling that kept the film’s haywire movements in focus even though the actors didn’t use marks.
–Greta Gerwig did Vogue’s 73 Questions on the Sony lot.
-Whoa. The six stars of Friends are reportedly set to get paid $3-4 million each to reunite for what basically sounds like an hourlong interview.
–Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now making bank doing private events.
–Gillian Anderson did an ASMR video to promote the new season of Sex Education and she’s really, really good at it.
–John Mulaney had to cancel a show in Toronto because he’ll be hosting SNL that weekend — and he got Lorne Michaels to write him a note excusing his absence.
-Also, when did John Mulaney go from looking “unconventionally attractive” to “we all want to climb him like a tree“?
-In happier box office news, Little Women just surpassed $100 million at domestic box office.
–This tweet about a terrible, terrible profile Vanity Fair once did on Jessica Simpson, plus Ronan Farrow’s story about the first time he met her has everyone realizing that we all probably owe her an apology.
-I do not know what Harvey Weinstein‘s defense attorney, Donna Rotunno, was trying to do by appearing on The Daily podcast today, but whatever positioning or sympathy she was hoping for totally backfired. Near the end of the interview, the NYT reporter asked a final, seemingly last-minute question: had she ever been sexually assaulted? “I have not,” Rotunno answered, and that seemed like it would be the end. But after a pause she added “Because I would never put myself in that position.” I was listening to it on the subway and I GASPED.
-Well, this sucks: a judge sided with Dr. Luke and Kesha was found guilty of defamation for telling Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry. She must now pay him $370,000.
-Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals he recently suffered from amnesia for three hours. Apparently its called Transient Global Amnesia and it’s a real thing that can happen.
-This story about inadvertently being a jerk to Colin Firth is hilarious. “Firth had finally buried his heartthrob past, won an Oscar for a serious movie, and as if in a horror movie, I reached out from the grave and grabbed his well-formed ankle.”
-A new sitcom called Mythic Quest is out today on Apple+ and critics are loving it.
-This has been talked about a lot on Twitter so I’m glad The Hollywood Reporter is putting a spotlight on how productions don’t provide makeup artists and hair stylists who are familiar with natural textures and dark skin tones.
–Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy and Ed Helms star in the trailer for the WWII drama Resistance.