–Ben Affleck was on Kimmel last night and responded to the backlash from his Howard Stern interview, blaming “clickbait” headlines. “They had literally taken the conversation I had had for two hours and made it seem as if I was saying the exact opposite of what I said.”
–Chris Noth has been accused of rape by two women, in alleged incidents that took place in 2004 and 2015. Their stories are eerily similar. The actor calls the allegations “categorically false” and says the “encounters were consensual”.
-In less disturbing Sex and the City news, these tributes to Willie Garson from the cast are truly lovely.
-After a third human resources investigation into his on-set behavior, Jeff Garlin is leaving The Goldbergs, which is currently in the middle of its ninth season. “He is extremely verbally and emotionally abusive,” a Goldbergs employee told Deadline. This tidbit in the article is incredibly weird: “As of precursor of what was to come, I hear Garlin canceled his Covid test on Monday this week. According to sources, the show used his double for what was supposed to be the actor’s last day, and his face will be superimposed using CGI in post-production for the episode, designed to wrap his character’s storyline. (That is practice used a number of times for Garlin in the past for various reasons, I hear.)” CGIing an actor’s face onto a double? For a sitcom??
-The cast of Ted Lasso reunited for a very adorable holiday short.
–Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are expecting baby no. 2.
-Yellowjackets has been renewed for season 2. I’m really liking that show but I’m so used to prestige TV being limited series that I was taken aback when the showrunner talked about wanting to do 10 seasons. But this is a really good thread about what we’re missing with 8 episode shows.
–Megan Thee Stallion just signed a major first-look deal with Netflix.
-I didn’t even know Canadians were allowed to compete in Survivor, but good for us!
-Sony is trying to block a bunch of leaks after scenes from the new Spider-Man ended up on YouTube this week.
-Here’s the first trailer for How I Met Your Father, starring Hilary Duff. Is it weird that I miss the laugh track?
-Wow, I really hope we’re back to movie going in March because the trailer for The Lost City looks amazing (I’ve been ready for this one since I heard the romance author/cover hero premise and the trailer lives up to my hopes.) I was already on board by Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum‘s cute banter to intro it, but the cameo at the end? COME ON!!!