-Black Panther star Letitia Wright defended her decision to share a video questioning the use of vaccines after facing backlash from her followers and celebs like Don Cheadle and Roxane Gay. Look, I get why people (especially Black and indigenous people) don’t trust the medical industry because there is some horrific history there. But if you have a huge platform, this YouTube guy isn’t the one to promote. I at least appreciated that Wright was trying to understand why people were so upset, but yikes.
-There was another HUGE return on Grey’s Anatomy last night. (Don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled). I wonder if Katherine Heigl or Sandra Oh is next?
-The reviews for the Euphoria christmas episode are glowing – despite it sounding very stripped down. Aside from an opening fantasy of life with Jules, the entire special is just Rue and Ali talking over cold pancakes about drugs, sobriety and the exhausting struggle of feeling suspended between the two extremes.
–Cardi B is Billboard’s Woman of the Year — and what a year it was. In the interview she says, “I’m not gonna front — this has been a bad year due to work. You can’t do shows and you gotta wait on deals. But I’m really happy because I have spent so much time with my family. I feel like I haven’t laughed like I have in 2020. My daughter is so funny, and I’m with her every single day. That’s what brings me happiness.”
-Wow wow wow – the news that Warner Bros will stream ALL their 2021 movies on HBO Maxon the same day as their theatrical debut is a huge, seismic shift for the movie industry. There’s lots of debate about whether this marks the death toll for movie theatres or if this was just because HBO Max needed Warner Bros’ entire slate to save it (I can’t wait to read tomorrow’s think pieces!) but either way, even after we get a vaccine and life returns to normal, it’s going to be hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube.
-Meanwhile, Canada will still get all those movies as theatrical releases. They’ll eventually come to Crave someday, maybe.
-Fans are convinced Taylor Swift and Joe Alwynare engaged because in her re-recorded version of “Love Story”, the lyrics have changed from “Baby, just say, ‘Yes’” to “Baby, just said, ‘Yes.’”
-God, how much to you wanna bet that George Clooney regrets talking about the Flowbee? He gave a live demonstration on Kimmel.
–Chet Hanks tried to defend his controversial use of Jamaican patois in a Clubhouse chat.
-Ok, I’ll give it to the Kardashians. This Facetime prank is pretty great.
–Daniel Radcliffeappeared on Hot Ones and in between wing tasting, he talked about why he won’t join social media. “When I was younger, not anymore thanks god, I would like to look up comments about myself on the internet and read s–t like that. That is an insane and bad thing to do. And to me, like Twitter and everything just feels like an extension of that. Unless I want to go just read all nice things about myself, which also feels like another unhealthy thing to do.”
–In a new video to promote her skincare line, Jennifer Lopez goes completely makeup free and looks amazing.
–Glenn Close doesn’t think Gwyneth Paltrow should have won her Oscar for Shakespeare in Love, which might mean a lot more if Close didn’t say it while promoting the critically lambasted Hillbilly Elegy.
-Superstore will end its run this spring with 15 episodes, rather than a full 22. The final season begins January 14.
–Mindy Kalingresponded to a comment that her two kids have “very Caucasian” first names, revealing her 2-year-old daughter Katherine’s middle name, Swati, as well as her 3-month-old son Spencer’s, Avu.
-I was worried when I saw that Nora Roberts was trending but it’s just because she clapped back at some ninny who tried to explain to her how publishing works. I want “Stop. You literally don’t know what you’re talking about” on a tshirt.
-Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey graces the December digital issue of Elle. In the interview, she talks about why the season is so special to her: “After I kind of emerged from my first relationship-slash-marriage [to Tommy Mottola] I created the Christmases that I wanted to have. A lot of very bad stuff happened to me when I was 12. But also, there is the spirit of that kid, that fighter who doesn’t give up, who does embrace who she is, even though the world didn’t understand that from my point of view.”
–Miley Cyrus gave another no-holds-barred interview to Howard Stern, saying that during the pandemic “I have a lot of Facetime sex” and that there was “too much conflict” in her marriage to Liam Hemsworth: “When I come home, I want to be anchored by someone. I don’t get off on drama or fighting.”
-It’s Britney Spears‘ birthday and she’s celebrating with her most disturbing IG post yet.
-The Morning Show just cast Julianna Margulies in season 2 and while I didn’t love the first season, this is damn fine casting.
–Taylor Swift has debuted her re-recording of Love Story in a Match ad with Ryan Reynolds.
–Hailee Steinfeld has been seen filming Hawkeye as Kate Bishop, even though Marvel hasn’t even confirmed she’s in it yet.
-I don’t usually care about NBA players’ marriages, but damn this is messy.
–John Mulaney says he was investigated by the Secret Service after his SNL monologue. “I guess they opened a file on me because of the joke, and I have to say: Am I stoked there’s a file open on me? Absolutely. Did I enjoy it in the moment? Not so much.”