After his far-right-propaganda-laden hosting gig, Woody Harrelson probably won't be hosting "Saturday Night Live" again . . . and we, must, at least, hope he won't. His anti-vax quackery does, however, sound more at home on Jimmy Dore's show. pic.twitter.com/vzwTlD1kbH
— Jesse Coffey 💉💉💉💙💛✡️ (@JesseCoffey15) February 26, 2023
–Woody Harrelson raised some eyebrows with his SNL monologue, in which he called Elon Musk “a good one” and made a joke that seemed to reveal him as anti-vax. In case there was any doubt, he clarified his comments today in a NYT profile, calling Hollywood’s covid protocols “absurd” and railing against vaccines. “I don’t think that anybody should have the right to demand that you’re forced to do the testing, forced to wear the mask and forced to get vaccinated three years on. I’m just like, Let’s be done with this nonsense. It’s not fair to the crews. I don’t have to wear the mask. Why should they? Why should they have to be vaccinated? How’s that not up to the individual? I shouldn’t be talking about this [expletive].” He then added, “The anarchist part of me, I don’t feel that we should have forced testing, forced masking and forced vaccination. That’s not a free country. Really I’m talking about the crew. Because I can get out of wearing a mask. I can test less. I’m not in the same position they’re in, but it’s wrong. It’s three years. Stop. As an anarchist, I don’t do well with mandates.” Welp, that’s one way to promote your new movie. I’m sure his publicist and the studio are thrilled.
-At last night’s SAG Awards, Aubrey Plaza looked hilariously unhappy when her show White Lotus won. (She also had a lovely Parks & Recs reunion.)
-Meanwhile, dark and moody duo Aubrey Plaza and Jenna Ortega made the best presenter pairing at last night’s SAG Awards. Paul Mescal being incredibly nervous while presenting with Zendaya came a close second.
–Jessica Chastain took a little tumble climbing up the stairs but my boy Paul came right over to help! She laughed the fall off nicely.
–James Hong‘s speech at the SAGs was amazing! Here’s part 1, and here’s part 2.
-It feels like Everything Everywhere All At Once is now unstoppable heading into the Oscars. I’m not mad about it.
-Style-wise, Quinta Brunson crushed it yet again. Zendaya was also stunning.
–Brad Pitt was a no-show at the SAGs after spending the weekend in Paris with girlfriend Ines de Ramon — who filed for divorce from Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley one week earlier.
-I did NOT expect this from the guy from Abbott Elementary.
-Despite being happily married for 20 years, Emma Thompson says “romantic love is a myth.”
-I’m very happy that Steven Yeun will be getting some Marvel money.
-I also really like this trend of serious actors talking mild shit about their superhero films. While promoting the new Shazam movie, Helen Mirren said “Don’t ask me about the plot, it’s too complicated.” Meanwhile, Corey Stoll talked about playing the bad guy in the new Ant-Man: “There’s no way you can say these lines and be this giant floating head and take yourself too seriously.”
-Meanwhile, Cocaine Bear took a huge bite out of Ant Man’s box office.
-Succession is coming to an end with this upcoming fourth season. I really kind of wished it would go for five but at least they’ll be going out on a high.
-The Night Manager (which was an incredible limited series) might come back for two more seasons with Tom Hiddleston returning.
-This is a lovely tribute to Ellen Pompeo and Meredith Grey, who bowed out of Grey’s Anatomy as a series regular last week.
-Canada lost a legend. Gordon Pinsent has passed away at 92.
–Paris Hilton revealed that she had an uncomfortable incident with Harvey Weinstein when she was only 19. “I went into the bathroom and then he followed me…He tried to open the door, he was hammering on the door, banging on it.'”
-It makes me so happy that While You Where Sleeping beat When Harry Met Sally in the Twitter #RomComBracket after days of narrowing films down to one winner. I watched both recently and Sleeping really holds up while Harry Met Sally…does not.
-The full Ted Lasso trailer has arrived. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who immediately thought this at the glimpse of Roy/Keely/Jamie.