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-Today’s Variety Actors on Actors is Kristen Stewart and Nicole Kidman. Stewart talked about being a child actor and working with Kidman on Panic Room before she dropped out of the film due to an injury (“We spent a couple weeks rehearsing…The way you treat kids is so telling. I just felt like I was buds with you. You were so nice to me…You gave me walkie-talkies for Christmas!”), while Kidman gushed about her costars in Being the Ricardos. (I also love how both Stewart’s dog and cat were making tons of noise during the interview.)
-Ruh roh. Marvel/Lost actress Evangeline Lilly attended the D.C. anti-vax protest last weekend, saying she’s for “bodily sovereignty.”
–Mike Schur (whose creation of the philosophical sitcom The Good Place led him to write a new book about moral philosophy called How to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral Question) says anti-maskers aren’t headed for The Good Place.
–Olivia Munn and John Mulaney‘s PR teams are working overtime these days.
-Is Adele’s Vegas residency actually going to happen? It sounds like the stage sets have already been pulled down.
–Guillermo del Toro‘s Nightmare Alley is getting a second shot at movie theaters — this time in black and white.
-With Bradley Cooper and Benedict Cumberbatch dropping trou in their Oscar bait movies, Hollywood’s male stars aren’t scared of full-frontal nudity anymore.
-Ohhh, Deuxmoi’s new podcast was going well but now that they’ve gone after Meghan Markle, I wonder if the tide will turn.
-This entire Nicolas Cage quote is perfection: “[My pet crow] has taken to calling me names…it’s comical, at least, it is to me. When I leave the room, he’ll say, ‘Bye,’ and then go, ‘Ass.’ Crows are very intelligent. And I like their appearance, the Edgar Allan Poe aspect. I like the goth element. I am a goth.”
-The NFT craze has now claimed Gwyneth Paltrow, which is frankly not surprising. The woman loves a good grift.
–Keanu Reeves‘ involvement in a Tibet independence concert is sparking a boycott in China of The Matrix Resurrections. China is also making headline for dramatically editing Fight Club to change its ending.
-I stopped watching Legends of Tomorrow a while back, but I’m glad to see that it continues to be an amazing show for representation, with a regular character coming out as ace this week.
-This is the first positive piece of criticism I’ve seen yet for the Sex and the City revival.
– Josephine Decker’s Apple TV+ film The Sky Is Everywhere follows a 17-year-old girl mourning the loss of her older sister. It’s an adaptation of Jandy Nelson’s 2010 YA novel.