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December 2021

Cardi B’s $2M Surprise

-What do you get the guy who has everything? Cardi B figured it out when she gave Offset his birthday present in public — a giant cheque for $2 million.

-In a new podcast, James Franco broke his four years of silence surrounding his sexual misconduct allegations. While he insisted his encounters were consensual, he did admit to sleeping with students in his film class, and said he had a sex addiction. “Over the course of my teaching, I did sleep with students, and that was wrong. But like I said, it’s not why I started the school and I wasn’t the person that selected the people to be in the class. So it wasn’t a ‘master plan’ on my part. But yes, there were certain instances where, you know what, I was in a consensual thing with a student and I shouldn’t have been.”

-Not surprisingly in light of recent allegations against him, Chris Noth‘s marriage is reportedly “hanging by a thread.”

-Actor Jay Johnston has reportedly been fired from Bob’s Burgers for attending the Jan. 6 insurrection.

-How was Denise Richards even allowed to board a plane without a mask?

Jacob Elordi has reportedly moved on from Kaia Gerber with Olivia Jade (who I just realized are two different people).

-Selling Sunset couple Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim have called it quits after just five months because they have different priorities when it comes to having children.

-This is an excellent oral history on the making of Scream.

-How cute was Keanu Reeves on Drew Barrymore‘s show? She also shared a lovely memory of him. “I was at this club, and it was my 16th birthday, and you came in — this is the memory I have of it, if you have anything to add or change, please let me know — you walked in, and you grabbed my hand, and you took me outside, and you put me on your motorcycle, and we drove at the warp speed of my life. We went and you took me on the ride of my life. And I was so free, I was such a free human being. And it was [this] moment where I just remember loving life and being so happy. I hold it so dear because the older we get, the harder it is to get to that feeling.”

-While Spider-Man’s insanely good box office returns is indisputably a big win for theatrical recovery, it also underscores that the massive divide between big, splashy tentpole films and everything else, a gap that was exacerbated by the pandemic.

Tom Holland made good on his promise to bring a little boy who saved his sister in a dog attack to the Spider-Man set.

-Speaking of Spider-Man, I love all the praise Andrew Garfield is getting for his take on Peter Parker. They were my least fave SM movies, but I adored him and Emma Stone in them.

-Covid is messing everything up in Hollywood again, with a ton of productions and events getting cancelled.

-Wheel of Time is a hit (supposedly) for Amazon.

-Search Party’s final season drops on Jan 7. In the trailer, Dory starts a cult with Jeff Goldblum.

Sex and the City Stars Speak Out about Chris Noth

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis joined forces to issue a joint statement about the accusations against Chris Noth, and it’s good.

-Meanwhile, Noth has been fired from CBS’ Queen Latifah show The Equalizer following rape allegations from three different women.

-The Return to Hogwarts trailer actually has me looking forward to this reunion special. But even if JKR isn’t in it, will she still profit from it?

-In this new deep dive by Variety, Blake Stuerman shared his first-person account about his four years with director Bryan Singer, saying it was abusive and traumatizing. Variety says they spoke with 20 people to corroborate it. Meanwhile, Singer’s lawyer says Stuerman “simply has an axe to grind.”

Britney Spears’ dad is still being a jerk. Now he wants her to pay his legal bills.

Lorne Michaels says he’ll retire from SNL in three years.

Willem Dafoe (who was the best part of Spider-Man: No Way Home) once needed a body double in a nude scene because — according to director Lars von Trier — “Will’s own [penis] was too big…too big because everybody got very confused when they saw it.” So there’s that.

-Spider-Man: No Way Home made even more money than the most optimistic predictions.

-Speaking of Zendaya projects, a new Euphoria trailer has landed! The series returns in a couple of weeks.

-This is a great profile on Melanie Lynskey, who is currently killing it on both Yellowjackets and Don’t Look Up.

Keanu Reeves continues to cement his reputation as the best human alive by not getting fussed about how people watch the new Matrix movie. “I mean, sure, stream it if you have to.”

-Meanwhile, his Walk of Fame speech just consisted of him shouting out Toronto places and yet it made me very happy.

The reviews for the new season of Emily In Paris suggests the show has slightly improved.

Armie Hammer is front and center in the new Death of the Nile trailer, despite allegations of emotional abuse, manipulation, coercion and rape against him.

-Kidman new wig watch! Here’s the first trailer for Robert EggersThe Northman starring Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, and more.

Doja Cat Is Putting Dr. Luke Behind Her

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Doja Cat is on the January cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. I’ve seen pics and videos of this woman a hundred times and I still can’t pick her out of a lineup. Total face blindness when it comes to her. In the interview, she was asked about her working relationship with Dr. Luke, whom Kesha has accused of abuse. “I haven’t worked with him in a very long time. A lot of those songs were…. There’s shit that he’s credited for, where I’m like, ‘‘Hmm, I don’t know, I don’t know if you did anything on that.’ The point is he’s gotten some credit for shit. And, you know, it’s whatever. I don’t think I need to work with him again. I don’t think I need to work with him in the future. I know that…I think it was definitely nice of me to work with him.”

-Well. John Mulaney and Olivia Munn secretly welcomed their baby last month, according to TMZ.

-Actress Zoe Lister-Jones says Chris Noth was often drunk and inappropriate on the set of Law & Order.

-In light of the new allegations, Peleton has pulled their ad with Noth.

-Full reviews are still embargoed until Thursday, but the first reactions to The Matrix Resurrections hit Twitter and they are mostly glowing.

Keanu Reeves showed up for the Toronto premiere last night. He’s the only celeb who can get away with not wearing a mask (at least he asked the crowd about it).

-Covid is messing up productions again. Both The Crown and Ghosts had to halt filming this week due to active cases on set.

-Meanwhile, Variety did a new story on covid affecting Hollywood and this paragraph has me wondering which two actresses they’re talking about: “Also in recent days, rumblings about two unvaccinated actresses has grown louder and more concerned — one up for Oscar contention in a prominent indie, the other the headliner of a December tentpole. The women continue to engage in publicity for their respective projects, some in person, which has alarmed the publicists and actors who are working the circuit alongside them.” The big tentpole moves out this month are really just Matrix, West Side Story and Spider-Man, no? Mayyyyybe Nightmare Alley and Don’t Look Up, but those feel like a stretch.

-When asked if he would ever consider guesting on girlfriend Zendaya‘s show Euphoria, Tom Holland said “Listen, I have been petitioning for this for a long time and it has not happened yet.” Make it work, HBO!

-I can’t stop watching the videos of Spider-Man crowd reactions. If I wasn’t so scared to leave my house again, I’d be there this weekend.

-Meanwhile, Spider-Man: No Way Home is poised to gross $200 million at the domestic box office, which is insane even in non-pandemic times.

George Clooney was on Kimmel last night and Julia Roberts silently crashed his interview.

-She hasn’t posted yet, but Beyonce has joined TikTok.

Reese Witherspoon‘s reaction to hearing that Matthew McConaughey used to have a crush on her is all kinds of cute.

Eric Clapton continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. The latest: he successfully sued a woman who tried to sell a bootleg CD on eBay.

Paul Rudd celebrates his fifth time hosting in this week’s SNL promos.

Sarah Snook says Succession’s finale parking lot scene was horrible to shoot. “I’m in high heels, and it’s a 45-degree incline. There’s rocks and stones. It’s a tight dress, and my makeup is melting off. And now it’s windy.” The whole time I was watching it I was marveling at her ability to hold a squat in heels that long.

Adrien Brody tries to find redemption in the Clean trailer.