— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
-The Canadian star of Juno and Umbrella Academy announced today that he is transgender in a heartfelt Twitter post — and also took a shot at haters like (presumably?) J.K. Rowling: “To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40% of trans adults report attempting suicide. Enough is enough. You aren’t being “cancelled,” you are hurting people.”
-Celebs were quick to show their support, which is lovely. (I never read the comments, but I made an exception on his post because they were generally incredibly positive.) It’s also been really interesting to see which outlets managed to cover this without deadnaming him.
-Has Rihanna found love with A$AP Rocky? They were spotted together in NYC amid multiple reports that the pair might be dating.
-This annual Billie Eilish interview with Vanity Fair is always a fun watch, but this year’s is especially good as she reflects on how all of her predictions from last year blew up.
–Mariah Carey just called two of my favourite novels of the year (The Vanishing Half, and Such a Fun Age) her “essential 2020 reads” and I’m both confused and elated?
-Congrats to Mean Girls’ star Jonathan Bennett, who is engaged to Jaymes Vaughan.
–David Ramsey (who played Diggle) is returning to the Arrowverse. He’s set to direct five episodes and appear on camera in five more across the network’s superhero shows. But when he shows up on Legends, he won’t be playing Diggle. Maybe as the Green Lantern that was teased in the Arrow finale?
–Hugh Grant says he got The Undoing ending he wanted. Well, that makes one of us.
-Meanwhile, this article claims that Nicole Kidman didn’t wear a wig in The Undoing. Which can’t be right. It’s like, physically impossible.
The mayor of LA changed course after anger erupted over a plan to shut down a covid-19 testing site at Los Angeles’ Union Station to film a She’s All That remake.
–David Boreanaz is getting in on the debate Stacy Abrams kicked off, saying Buffy belongs with his character Angel. I agreed for the first few seasons, but then I jumped to the Angel/Cordelia ship.
-This rundown of the best movies of 2020 made me realize how few movies I’ve seen this year. And then I got sad.
–Rita Ora has been fined $12k for throwing a large birthday party in London during lockdown.
–Benedict Cumberbatch, Jodie Foster and Shailene Woodley star in the The Mauritanian trailer about lawyers who defend a detainee at the U.S military’s Guantanamo Bay detention center.