–Tom Holland is promoting his new Apple+ show The Crowded Room, and gave his unprompted opinion of the show’s harsh reviews: “It was a kick in the teeth. Rolling over, looking up the reviews, and then all of a sudden I was like, ‘Wow. That’s a bad review.’ Sometimes there’s a redeeming quality in there. There was nothing.” He also talks about the downsides of fame (“It’s tough when every time you leave your front door, you are working. You’re on camera. I can’t walk around New York without clicking everywhere I go”), and why he doesn’t talk much publicly about Zendaya (“Our relationship is something that we are incredibly protective of and we want to keep as sacred as possible. We don’t think that we owe it to anyone, it’s our thing, and it has nothing to do with our careers”).
-He also talked about the secret to his “rizz” (or game): “I have no rizz whatsoever, I have limited rizz..I need you to fall in love with me, really, for it to work. So, long game. Probably making a movie with each other — it definitely helps when the characters are falling in love with one another, you can sort of blur the lines a little bit. That’s kind of where my rizz is at. And, you know, I’m locked up. I’m happy and in love. So I’ve got no need for rizz.”
-Wow, did Brad Pitt‘s publicist write this Vanity Fair piece on his winery war with Angelina Jolie? When speaking of his plane outburst, a source close to Pitt told the magazine, “Brad was drinking, and the confrontation got out of hand. He was absolutely wrong in how he behaved but immediately apologized and acknowledged that he had crossed a line, which he will always regret, and right away took steps to address this and try to make amends.” Immediately apologized to who?? Made amends how?? Cause he didn’t seem do it publicly or do anything to keep her name from being dragged in the mud.
-The latest Actors on Actors interview is between Natasha Lyonne and Melanie Lynskey. They recalled meeting on the set of Detroit Rock City (“We had some wild times in Toronto”), while Lyonne said of But I’m a Cheerleader: “I don’t know that I would take on playing a lesbian again because of the ways in which society has changed and it feels like, ok so let’s not take opportunity from people.”
-He previously denied it, but Charlie Puth now says he probably did once tell his driver he was hungry by saying “I’m hungies!” In a new interview with Hilton Dresden, he said: “I’m sure I said it in my subconscious and I just blurted it out. I think I was probably half-asleep. I remember seeing it and thinking, ‘Oh God, that does sound like some stupid crap I would say.’ I don’t remember saying it, but it sounds like something I would say.”
-This sucks: Demi Lovato says she uses “she/her” pronouns again because she was sick of explaining what being nonbinary means. “I constantly had to educate people and explain why I identified with those pronoun. It was absolutely exhausting. And that is one of the reasons that led me to also feel comfortable with the feminine pronoun. I just got tired.”
–Mary Louise Parker was asked about ex Billy Crudup‘s recent wedding to Naomi Watts, and was very lovely about it. “I honestly, of course, wish them every happiness because that’s my son’s father. I’m happy they found each other.” Sounds like that time Crudup left her for Claire Danes when Parker was 7 months pregnant is water under the bridge.
–Kevin Costner‘s wife filed for divorce—but now he says she refuses to leave their home.
–Dylan Sprouse and Barbara Palvin confirmed rumours of their engagement.
-Yikes. Chris Pratt talked about his show The Terminal List and said, “I think every dad secretly fantasizes about what they would do if someone ever fucked with their kids. Your partner sees you staring off into the distance and says, ‘Honey, what are you thinking about?’ And you say, ‘Oh, nothing.’ But what you’re really thinking is, ‘Where’s the duct tape and how deep is the trunk?’ I think that’s most dads. Or maybe that’s just me and I’m revealing something here!”
-Whenever I have been having a rough moment this week, I just watch this video of Penn Badgley recreating the Elaine dance in front of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and all feels right with the world.
-It’s so weird to me that Netflix seems to hate the idea of re-watchability, which means they don’t understand kids TV. Or fandom.
-Goodreads is not the same since Amazon bought it (I only use it to track what I’ve read/want to read now), but this story about Elizabeth Gilbert not going forward with her upcoming book because it’s set in Russia and Goodreads users were slamming it is odd. It’s not like Eat, Pray, Love was without controversial.
-Oh goodie, the Kevin Spacey redemption tour has commenced. He blames the media for making him a “monster.”
–Melissa McCarthy is predictably hilarious on Hot Ones. “I have no threshold for spicy at all, which would make this one of my worst choices in life. And make kind of bad choices so this is saying something.”