I’m not going to forgive #JustinTimberlake anytime soon, especially since he’s only apologising because of all the pressure that’s been put on him. I would have respected him a lot more if he had come forward of his own accord.#FreeBritney #janetjacksonappreciationday pic.twitter.com/2JbsrwoDBz
— David Opie 🌈 (@DavidOpie) February 12, 2021
–Justin Timberlake has apologized to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. “I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right,” he said on Instagram.
-Jezebel has the best headline: “Like Most Women in Their Late 30s, Britney Spears Has Received a Halfhearted Apology From Her Terrible High School Boyfriend:
-It looks like that documentary didn’t just wring an long-overdue mea culpa out of Timberlake; it may be helping turn the tide for Britney Spears. A judge ruled against her father in the latest estate court hearing, denying his bid to retain control of delegating her investments.
–Pitbull also has thoughts on the Britney Spears’ situation: “They are not called mistakes they are called “must-takes” and mistakes don’t make you.” Um, ok?
-Holy crap, Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are creating and starring in a Mr. & Mrs. Smith TV series for Amazon Prime. Is that not the most perfect combination of words?!
-The men of the Buffyverse have finally started to show support for their female costars. So far, David Boreanaz has only liked Charisma Carpenter’s posts, but J August Richards, who played Gunn on Angel, tweeted to her “As I said to you yesterday, I am here for you, however you need me,” while James Marsters, who played Spike, tweeted “The Buffy set was not without challenges. I do not support abuse of any kind, and am heartbroken to learn of the experiences of some of the cast.” On a recent podcast, Marsters talked about how Whedon once confronted him because his character was supposed to be a villain and became a fan favourite instead. “I was terrified of Joss…I remember he backed me up against a wall one day and was like ‘I don’t care how popular you are, kid. You’re dead. You hear me? Dead. Dead!’ And I was like ‘Uh, it’s your football, man. Ok.'” (Marsters doesn’t get a total pass, though. He once admitted to writing a creepy song about Michelle Trachtenberg before she turned 18.)
-Speaking of Trachtenberg, her latest statement is the most damning so far. She edited her Instagram comment, saying there was a rule on the Buffy set that Joss Whedon was not allowed in a room alone with her. She starred on Buffy from the ages 14-17.
-This flew under the radar last year, but Buffy’s stunt coordinator and Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s stunt double (now a married couple) accused Whedon of threatening and surveilling them, and trying to manipulate them into breaking up.
–Grant Gustin of The Flash is gonna be a papa.
-I don’t think there’s been a better socially distance press tour than the one for the latest To All The Boys movie. First they had Lana Condor and Noah Centineo do a reaction video to the movie, and now Netflix asked them to write “goodbye” letters to each other.
-Also the new movie, which dropped on Netflix today, is currently 71% fresh.
-Chapelle’s Show’ is returning to Netflix and this time it has Dave Chappelle’s blessing.
-From her ICU bed, Ashley Judd detailed her “harrowing 55 hours” being transported from a Congo rainforest to a South African hospital – which included a 6 hour motorbike ride – after breaking her leg while working to track endangered apes.
-Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins says he was once slapped by Prince Harry. “It pissed me off, actually.”
-I just watched 9 minutes of Brie Larson eating food she made in her air fryer and I have no regrets.
-Insecure might be wrapping up, but Issa Rae is staying in the HBO business. She’s producing a Miami rap group comedy series RAP SH*T, which landed a HBO Max series order.
–Jamie Dornan promoted Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mara with this very cute IG video.
–Gina Carano announced a new movie project with Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, which might be the most hilariously fast downgrade ever. She told Deadline, “They can’t cancel us if we don’t let them.” Look, TPTB in Hollywood (not including the on camera talent) are notoriously conservative. She wasn’t fired for being conservative, she was fired because she refused to stop making the Disney/Lucasfilm brand look bad. They’re just responding to market research about what’s going to hurt their bottom line.
–Jessica Rothe, Jack Kilmer and Michael K. Williams make money of people going to rehab in Body Brokers.