— Spider-Man: No Way Home Updates (@spideyupdated) December 14, 2021
–Zendaya’s look at the big Hollywood premiere of Spider-Man: No Way Home was total perfection.
-Despite the tangled web of a plot that sees Peter Parker delve into the confusing multiverse, Spider-Man: No Way Home seems to have won over critics.
-The predictions for the box office seem insane, considering that the new variant will likely keep some people home this weekend. Industry experts are predicting a $150 million debut.
–Ben Affleck told Howard Stern that he began to drink more as his marriage to Jennifer Garner unraveled. “That was part of why I started drinking alcohol — I was trapped. I was like, ‘I can’t leave because of my kids, but I am not happy. What do I do?’ What I did was drink a bottle of scotch on the couch, which turned out not to be the solution…I probably still would’ve been drinking [if I stayed].” God, I hope his kids don’t ever read that…
–Kim Kardashian wants to speed up her divorce from Kanye West. In new court filings, she said, “I have been attempting to settle our dissolution with [West] since I filed for divorce in February 2021. I have requested several times that [he] agree to bifurcate and terminate our marital status. [He] has not responded to my request.”
-Meanwhile, a source tells People that Kanye West “isn’t giving up without a fight.”
–Keanu Reeves talked to Stephen Colbert about the origins of the Sad Keanu meme. “I’m just eating a sandwich! I was thinking… I had some stuff going on. I was hungry.”
-General Hospital’s Ingo Rademacher is suing ABC for firing him over his refusal to get vaccinated. “My body is endowed by my creator with natural processes to protect me.”
–Billie Eilish says she got covid a few months ago. “I want it to be clear that it is because of the vaccine I’m fine. I think if I weren’t vaccinated, I would have, like, died, because it was bad. When I say it was bad, I more just mean that it felt horrible…I still have side effects. I was sick for, like, two months almost. This was in August, a couple months ago.”
–Dakota Johnson explained her Architectural Digest video that featured a big bowl of limes on her kitchen counter despite her saying she’s allergic to them. “You know, they have somebody who is super talented come in and make your house look amazing. So they put this big bowl of limes, which I [first] saw while we were filming. And it was funny. So I talked about it because who has a bowl of only limes?”
–Avril Lavigne is turning “Sk8er Boi” into a film. I’d watch it.
–Patti Harrison, Simon Rex, and Taylour Paige just became first-time Spirit Awards nominees. I’ve seen two of those performances (Harrison in Together Together and Rex in Red Rocket), and both are worthy of recognition.
–Flavor Flav was nearly killed by a boulder while driving.
-Vulture interviewed a doctor about all the things that went wrong on And Just Like That.
–J. Smith-Cameron was asked about Succession costar Jeremy Strong‘s now infamous profile, and her response was perfect. “I didn’t feel the New Yorker piece was an attack on him. I don’t know whether that’s me just being a little insensitive. I felt like it was trying to be very objective about what seemed like very extreme practices. I thought Jessica Chastain and Aaron Sorkin coming to his defense was wonderful, but I didn’t think it was really necessary because I didn’t think he was exactly maligned. It’s not a puff piece, certainly. It’s Jeremy saying in his own words what his values are and what his process is.”
-A judge upheld assault charges against Tory Lanez for allegedly shooting Megan Thee Stallion.
-Someone created a trailer for Tick Tick Boom with the Muppets and it’s so perfect.
-This is an excellent interview with Kathleen Turner. I especially like her take on method acting and how she doesn’t include it in the acting class she’s teaching at NYU. “My course is called ‘Practical Acting: Shut Up and Do It’…All that ‘call me by my character name’ stuff? Fuck it. Isn’t the idea that we’re supposed to find our own unique voice? How can you achieve that by forcibly imitating anyone else? I’ve never understood that. Your job, through school and throughout your life, should be to learn how *you* work best as an actor.”
-The cast for Apple+’s Afterparty is incredible. This trailer intrigues me.
-Speaking of upcoming TV series that look amazing, here’s the new trailer for HBO’s The Gilded Age.
-Holyyyy sheetttttt, this trailer for Everything Everywhere All At Once starring Michelle Yeoh is everything.