–The Weeknd is still all up in his feels about his Grammy snub. Calling it “an attack,” he tells Billboard: “I use a sucker punch as an analogy. Because it just kind of hit me out of nowhere. I definitely felt … I felt things. I don’t know if it was sadness or anger. I think it was just confusion. I just wanted answers. Like, ‘What happened?'” He added that the three previous Grammy Awards he’s won “mean nothing” to him now.
–Taylor Swift fans are feeling a little duped today: a rumour of new music turned out to be re-packaged previous releases.
–Armie Hammer has exited the upcoming TV series The Offer, which tells the behind the scenes story of the making of The Godfather. This was a really buzzy project — one wonders if he’s just laying low because of what’s already being talked about, or if he’s bracing for more.
-Wow. Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet are eyeing a reunion for the coming-of-age horror story Bones & All, which is — wait for it — a cannibal love story. I’m not joking.
-The latest installment of Variety’s Actors on Actors features Riz Ahmed and Steven Yeun, who discuss language and what it was like expressing themselves in American Sign Language and Korean, respectively, in their most recent films.
-I don’t watch Snowpiercer, but this interview with Daveed Diggs is a delight!
–Miley Cyrus did a NPR Tiny Desk concert and covered Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You.” It’s a bit hard, but I’ll allow it.
–Wendy Williams says she hired a P.I. to follow her husband when they were together and he discovered a mistress. “The P.I. followed her to her GYN appointments. The P.I. ended up finding out that the girl was pregnant.”
-I don’t watch RHOC, but Rick Leventhal‘s daughter seems to be reading her new stepmother for filth on social media.
–Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson‘s new Malibu estate looks less palatial than I was expecting.
–Daisy Ridley and James McAvoy are among the stars appearing for charity in Celebrity Bake Off, but McAvoy has clearly already won in every way that counts.
–Joshua Bassett released a new video, but posted on Instagram “hiiii, i wrote this song half a year ago, and this release has been scheduled for months!” — just in case you thought he was trying to wade in on the Olivia Rodrigo vs Sabrina Carpenter diss track drama.
–Zendaya is defending the 12-year age gap between her and her Malcolm & Marie costar John David Washington: “People often forget — which is understandable because I’ve been playing 16 since I was 16, you know — [but] I am grown. I knew that, as I grow and as I evolve, there would be that moment where I could play someone my own age.”
–Zendaya also let it slip that her Spider-Man 3 character will be “running from aliens.” Sigh. How has MCU not yet grasped that the beauty of the Spider-Man movies is that they’re about a high school kid dealing with neighborhood baddies. The smaller stakes is why Homecoming was so great.
-This is a very good piece on how the MCU has conditioned its audience not to accept change. There’s a great show to be had in WandaVision if the whole thing is a construct she’s created to cope with her grief, but I’d be surprised if it goes that way. And we barely got three episodes of “what the heck is going on?” weirdness before they’re feeling the need to shift into explaining.
–Trevor Noah explained the GameStop stock drama as if he were a bubbly Margot Robbie in The Big Short.
-Netflix confirmed that Lupin’s remaining 5 episodes will debut this summer.
–This is a good piece on how when it comes to onscreen diversity, quality is just as important as quantity.
–Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo play BFFs in the trailer for Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar.