-In her THR cover story, Lady Gaga talks about how she channeled her own trauma and nearly came undone while shooting House of Gucci. All of her quotes about staying in character during the shoot are so over the top and this whole promo tour is going to be wild. “My mother and father met me as Patrizia a couple times. And they were mostly laughing because my family gets a kick out of my love of artistry. … There’s a downside to committing yourself to a role in that way because it’s an adjustment for everybody around you. Suddenly, you’re not talking to Stefani anymore with an accent. You’re talking to Patrizia Gucci.”
–Adam Driver says he and Lady Gaga improvised feral noises of their House of Gucci sex scene: ‘We were feeling it!’
–Britney Spears posted a video celebrating her new freedoms, and it starkly underscores how restricted her life was. “Being able to have the keys to my car…and owning an ATM card and accessing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles — it’s the little things for us women but it makes a huge difference.”
-After starring in Taylor Swift‘s new video, Miles Teller took to Twitter to say, “Hey guys, I don’t usually feel the need to address rumors on here but I am vaccinated and have been for a while.” (In September, both the Daily Mail and The Hollywood Reporter reported delays on The Offer, a TV series featuring Teller about the making of The Godfather, because the actor reportedly refused to get vaccinated against COVID.)
-In the wake of Taylor‘s new songs, her fans are going after John Mayer.
–Rockmond Dunbar has left Fox’s 911 over the show’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. He said in a statement, “I applied for religious and medical accommodations pursuant to the law and unfortunately was denied by my employer.”
–Olivia Munn says there’s lots of incorrect speculation surrounding her relationship with John Mulaney. She told the LA Times it’s “definitely not foreign for me to have people speculate incorrectly about things and to have rumors run rampant in one way. They think they know our relationship so well. When in reality, they don’t. There’s no way anyone could know what any of his relationships were or what our relationship is.”
–Elle Fanning is fans with Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend, and she says they all fangirled when they were at the same party with the cast of Squid Game. “It was interesting because Leo was kind of around there, and Cami and I were freaking out, and he was like, ‘Guys, act cool. Relax.’ And then we were like, ‘It’s Squid Game!’ And he was like, ‘It is?! Where?!’ So he was excited too.”
-Are we having fun yet?!? A Party Down revival has been ordered at Starz with multiple original cast members returning, including Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally. I’m bummed that Lizzy Caplan seems out because of scheduling issues.
-The Harry Potter cast is set to reunite for the 20th anniversary on a HBO Max special — and J.K. Rowling won’t be included.
–Jennifer Coolidge is joining Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming series about a couple being stalked.
-Both of the IATSE contracts have been ratified. But when it comes to the big Hollywood agreement it only passed because of the electoral college-style voting system. Popular vote was 49.6% yes to 50.4% no.
-The reviews of Adele‘s new album 30 are calling it her best.
–Channing Tatum is put in charge of an angry service dog in the first trailer for his buddy trip movie, which is unimaginatively titled Dog.
–Kirsten Dunst says the disparity between her Spider-Man salary and Tobey Maguire’s was “very extreme.” “I didn’t even think about it. I was just like, ‘Oh yeah, Tobey is playing Spider-Man.’ But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and ME.”
-In the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, Peter and Dr. Strange botch a spell to make everyone forget Spider-Man’s real identity, which leads to visitors from every universe, including Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina‘s Dr. Octopus, the Sandman from Spider-Man 3 and the Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man. (This is a good post laying out all the ways this movie could go.)