–Aubrey Plaza is riding high with White Lotus (which I think I’m enjoying even more than last season), and tells GQ that she and show creator Mike White almost made a movie about stalking her ex. She also says her pop culture tastes go against the tide: “I don’t watch Ted Lasso. No offense to Ted Lasso. Whatever’s super popular, I’m always like, no. I have an aversion to things that everybody else is doing.”
-Speaking of White Lotus stars, I love that Meghann Fahy is getting such buzz for her role. She’s stealing the show!
-People named Quinta Brunson, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Hudson and Mila Kunis the people of the year.
-Good Morning America cohosts T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach (who are both married — she to Melrose Place’s Andrew Shue) have allegedly left their spouses after a months-long affair, according to Page Six. The Daily Mail published cozy-looking photos of them, and now they’ve both shut down their Instagram accounts.
–Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are reportedly finally, officially divorced.
-This is the sixth year in a row that Billie Eilish has done the same Vanity Fair interview. She talked about her relationship with Jesse Rutherford: “I’m really happy about it. I managed to get my way to a point in my life where I not only was known by a person that I thought was the hottest fucking fucker alive, but pulled his ass… Can we just give a round of applause for me? I locked that motherfucker down.”
–Spotify Wrapped dropped today, and Bad Bunny took the most-streamed artist spot for the third year in a row, while Harry Styles‘ “As It Was” was the most-streamed song of the year.
–Helena Bonham Carter defended both J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp, saying Rowling has been “hounded” and Depp has been “vindicated.” Sure, Jan.
–Minka Kelly and Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds are dating.
-Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie has passed away.
–Will Smith has kicked off his apology tour to promote Emancipation. He told Trevor Noah “I had to humble down,” while he told EW, “I definitely lose a couple winks of sleep every night thinking that I could have potentially penalized my team.”
-The Oscars are bringing back those eight categories they dropped from last year’s telecast.
-Who knows what Netflix ratings really are, but they claim that Wednesday hit No. 1 in 83 countries for the week, tying Stranger Things 4’s debut.
-We’re still waiting for season 3 in North America, but PBS’ Miss Scarlet and The Duke has been renewed for Season 4. This is my cozy comfort watch.
-On their podcast, One Tree Hill stars Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush and Bethany Joy Lenz talked about creator Mark Schwahn forcing them to be on the cover of Maxim. Bush said she was told, “‘If you do not go and shoot this cover with your co-stars, we will guarantee you that you will never be let out for a press day, a movie, an event, any of your charities. We will keep you here for ever.'” Burton says Schwahn told her, “‘No one wants you and you finally have someone that wants you and you’re really gonna turn your nose up at that?’ It was very much a, ‘No one else wants you, the studio wants to cancel your show. You don’t start to generate some buzz and attract these male numbers, we’re dead and all your friends are going to lose their jobs.'” Meanwhile, Burton and Bush said they were jealous that Lenz got to blow it off, and were shocked when Lenz revealed the real reason she wasn’t at the photoshoot: “They told me that they didn’t come to me because I was too fat. I wasn’t a hot girl on the show anymore.”
-I love that Canadian dramedy Sort Of is on HBO Max and getting lots of international buzz.
-Things are really bad at the box office. Like, really, really bad. But it can’t all be because people will only go to see Marvel movies now. Maybe people don’t want to watch bummers — and the way movies are being marketed these days hasn’t been helping.
–Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to co-host SNL in December, as will Elvis’ Austin Butler.
-This is a really interesting article on celebs who have deep philanthropic commitments, including Colin Kaepernick, George Clooney, Charlize Theron, Dwyane Wade and Jennifer Hudson.
–Hailey Bieber says she has “a cyst on my ovary the size of an apple” and wants everyone to shut the hell up with their pregnancy speculation.
–Nicole Kidman surprised Hugh Jackman by bidding $100K during a charity auction at a showing of The Music Man. Her strut down the aisle is glorious.
-Netflix is considering a theatrical re-release for Glass Onion following its Netflix debut next month.
-In the new trailer for Emily In Paris season 3, Emily juggles love interests and jobs. It’s so smart of Netflix to drop this over the holidays when people are bored and looking for something fun/dumb to watch home.
-That ’70s Show returns to Netflix as the new sequel series That ’90s Show. Here’s the first trailer.
-There’s a new trailer for The Super Mario Bros Movie, and Chris Pratt’s voice seems somehow even worse?!
-Rebel Wilson and Charlotte Gainsbourg care for loved ones with amnesia in the trailer for The Almond and the Seahorse.
-Here’s the trailer for Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut, When You Finish Saving the World, starring Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore.
-There are still some days when it’s fun to be on Twitter. Today when the Cocaine Bear trailer hit was one of those times. This ridiculous thing is directed by Elizabeth Banks and stars Keri Russell and the late Ray Liotta.