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Jen McDonnell

Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss Reunite for The Matrix 4

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-I love this EW spread on Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, who discuss their new Matrix movie and their 20-plus years of friendship. “We’ve been through this experience together as partners. The only way I can describe it is like a soul friendship.”

Zendaya and Tom Holland made their red carpet debut as a couple last night.  I adored her archive Roberto Cavalli dress!

-The Gotham Awards were last night, giving us a better idea of what’s shaping up to have Oscar buzz. Maggie Gyllenhaal won three awards for her directorial debut, The Lost Daughter, as did Apple’s CODA.

-Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart was honoured with the Performer Tribute Award.

-I guess that DeuxMoi blind was right and Shawn Mendes’ breakup song is coming tomorrow.

Rihanna was honoured in her native Barbados during its presidential inauguration, with the Prime Minister calling her “the national hero of Barbados.”

-Meanwhile, there’s lots of rumours flying around about Rihanna being pregnant but it doesn’t sound legit.

-The story of Adam McKay and Will Ferrell’s falling out is epically sad. Dudes just won’t talk about their feelings, huh?

-I’m loving that Ben McKenzie is sounding the alarm about cryptocurrency. Ryan Atwood grew up good!

-Oh no! The NFT craze has gotten to Harry Styles.

-Love is dead. Hamilton’s Anthony Ramos and Jasmine Cephas Jones have broken up after 6 years together, and it sounds like it might be messy.

-Speaking of messy splits, Aaron Carter and fiancée Melanie Martin have broken up a week after their son’s birth, with him tweeting “I was deceived and lied to. I can’t believe she betrayed [me] this way.”

Adele announced a 12-weekend residency at Caesars Palace in Vegas.

-Bruised must be doing well on Netflix: Halle Berry just struck a multi-picture deal with the streamer.

-Kevin Can F**k Himself will come to an end with its second season.  It’s too bad — it felt like the show was finding itself at the end of last season.

Britney Spears is really happy about lighting candles. Whatever works!

-This is perfect casting: Nic Cage is making his big studio return, signing on to play Dracula opposite Nicholas Hoult‘s Renfield in Universal’s new monster movie.

-I’m surprised how many critics who’s opinions I usually align with are raving over West Side Story.

-I don’t really care if it makes me basic or local or whatever; I’m increasingly looking forward to And Just Like That with each new trailer.

Lindsay Lohan Is Engaged

-Congrats to Lindsay Lohan, who’s engaged to boyfriend Bader Shammas. They’ve been dating since at least last year.

-Texans can breathe a sigh of relief: Matthew McConaughey has decided not to run for governor.  Prob for the best; he recently did a NYT interview with Kara Swisher and when she asked him about voter suppression, he had no idea what she was talking about.

-Nooooo! Tiffany Haddish and Common have reportedly called it quits after a year of dating.

-Insecure’s Natasha Rothwell talked about the rough time she had in the SNL writers’ room, and how she had to raise her hand and ask to speak. Interestingly, the head writer during her tenure would have been Colin Jost.

-Of course Kevin Hart is defending Dave Chappelle. Of course he is.

-HBO Max has announced a third Magic Mike movie with Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh. Hmmm. The first MM film (which Soderbergh directed) got better reviews, but I will ride hard for Magic Mike XXL, which he wasn’t involved with. I want a sequel to that one.

-In news that will surprise no one, Tom Holland is set to return for more Spider-Man movies after this one.

-A lot of people are watching Disney+’s Hawkeye — just not all of them are doing it legally.

-According to a new book, Prince Charles is the one who asked about baby Archie’s skin tone. (He’s denying it.)

Eliza Dushku talked to Harpers Bazaar about how a ‘forced arbitration clause’ in her Bull contract prevented her from taking a sexual harassment case against CBS to court.

-No one is doing thirst traps as well as Elliot Page these days.

Tom Ford had some harsh words for House of Gucci. I mean, I saw Nocturnal Animals and I’m not sure he’s should judge.

Jesse Plemons says that people called him “Meth Damon” after he starred on Breaking Bad, and that’s both cruel and perfect.

-I started watching the new HBO show from Mindy Kaling called Sex Lives of College Girls and it’s great. There’s one actress in particular who’s blowing everyone else away so I looked her up — and it turns out she’s Timothée Chalamet’s sister.

Madonna somehow linked Instagram censoring her nipple to the genocide of indigenous people. As you do.

Bad Bunny turned 27 this year and is all about introspection in his new Vulture profile.

Seth Meyers revealed and his wife, Alexi Ashe, recently welcomed their third child, a baby girl.

Ryan Reynolds is urging fans to help BC flood victims.

-Meanwhile, Canada honoured him with a Governor General’s Award and he was serenaded by BNL’s Steven Page.

Catherine O’Hara also received a Governor General’s Award, and her Schitt’s Creek costar Noah Reid serenaded her — while paying tribute to her character’s wigs.

Nina Dobrev and Abigail Cowen star in the trailer for Redeeming Love.

Andrew Garfield Gets a Cobra Kai Surprise

-Earlier this year, Andrew Garfield revealed he’s a huge Cobra Kai fan — so the stars sent him a video message. His obvious delight at this is adorable. “It feels like Christmas in my body…Life can be ok sometimes. Life can be really nice.”

Jimmy Kimmel posted a photo with singed hair on Instagram, saying he’d burned his ‘hair and eyebrow off’ while ‘lighting the oven’ for Thanksgiving dinner.

Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Los Angeles Mission’s Annual Thanksgiving event and he said…some things. “The narrative God wants is to see that we can be redeemed in all these relationships. We’ve made mistakes. I’ve made mistakes. I’ve publicly done things that were not acceptable as a husband, but right now today, for whatever reason — I didn’t know I was going to be in front of this mic — but I’m here to change the narrative…I’m doing everything to be right next to the situation… I’m trying to express this in the most sane way, the most calm way possible, but I need to be back home.”

Dave Chapelle tried to pull his shit on a bunch of high schoolers, and they weren’t having it. “I’m 16 and I think you’re childish, you handled it like a child.”

-Prince William and Kate Middleton are working on a Christmas carol concert broadcast fundraiser, and they’ve changed the broadcaster from BBC to ITV — likely because BBC just aired an unflattering doc about their involvement with the tabloids.

Jared Leto continues to be subtle and demure in interviews. Talking about his prep for House of Gucci, he said “I did it all. I was snorting lines of arrabbiata sauce by the middle of this movie. I had olive oil for blood. This was a deep dive I did. If you took a biopsy of my skin, it would come back as parmesan cheese! This is my love letter to Italy.” (Judging by the reviews of his performance in particular, Italy might be marking that ‘return to sender’.)

David Beckham taught his daughter how to boil an egg. I would definitely cook more if he was around to kiss me on the forehead after every successful attempt…

-This is how Samantha Jones is being written out of the Sex and the City reboot. It leaves the door wide open for a cameo, but Kim Cattrall will never walk through it.

Casey Affleck, 46, and is dating 23-year-old actress Caylee Cowan. Sound about right.

Van Hunt wrote an article about his girlfriend Halle Berry, and it’s very sweet if you can ignore the lack of capitalization. “no one ever discusses this tenacity when describing her. they speak of beauty and favorite movies, but never of heart. it is nigh impossible to peer inside Halle without noticing her heart; and the principles that make it thump.”

-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is mourning the unexpected loss of her brother, who passed away suddenly at age 54.

Elliot Page and Awkwafina are friends and I love that for them.

-Here’s the final season trailer for This Is Us.