— Michael B. Jordan (@michaelb4jordan) November 18, 2020
-People has declared Michael B. Jordan the year’s Sexiest Man Alive and even though it’s surprising because he doesn’t anything obvious to promote like Chris Pine or Daniel Craig, no one can hate on this choice. He was very cute during last night’s unveiling on Jimmy Kimmel.
-GQ has crowned Megan Thee Stallion as Rapper of the Year. In her new cover story, she talks about the conservative backlash to “WAP” (“Sometimes people are really not comfortable enough with themselves, and I don’t think they like to watch other people be comfortable with themselves. And I don’t think they want anybody to teach other people how to be comfortable with themselves”), and what she hopes to inspire in others (“I want Black women to be louder. I want us to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve”).
–Lakeith Stanfield is on the cover of THR, in which he talks about his relentless drive to succeed: “If that means I need to stay in character when the cameras aren’t rolling, then I will,” he says. “If I have to read one line 1,500 times, then I do that. If I have to play a homeless man, I might need to go out there for a while.”
–Margot Robbie says that she would interested to see David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad. This is never going to stop, is it?
-HBO Max’s thriller The Flight Attendant with Kaley Cuoco is getting decent reviews, with critics calling it “the TV equivalent of a beach read, pure and simple.”
-The Gilmore Girls revival is making its network debut on The CW next week. I can’t decide if this would be comfort TV, or remind me why I hated it.
-Master Chef Junior alum Ben Watkins has died at 14 of a rare form of cancer. Gordon Ramsay remembered him as an “incredibly talented home cook and even stronger young man.”
–Harvey Weinstein is reportedly ill in prison, likely from covid.
–Lana Del Rey is defending a mesh mask she wore a month ago. We *just* forgotten about that bullshittery and she had to go and bring it up again!
–Conan O’Brien‘s nightly show will come to an end next year, but he isn’t yet ready to retire. He’ll segue to a weekly variety series on HBO Max.
-If you read anything today, ready this account of the time a couple college dudes won an MTV contest in 1984 to tour with Van Halen. It has everything: private jets, groupies, drugs, center stage appearances, food fights, sexual encounters involving egg salad.
-This is a lovely oral history of how Alex Trebek became America’s most beloved game-show host.
-The One Night In Miami trailer has arrived. I loved this movie so, so much.