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Jen McDonnell

Jodie Turner-Smith Calls Labor “Some Goddess-Level Shit”

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-I adore Elle’s new cover with Jodie Turner-Smith. In the interview, she talks about giving birth to her daughter: “Patriarchal society really is out here, scamming women into thinking that they’re not supremely powerful beings. Because damn, it’s some goddess-level shit.”

-What’s up with all the gossip about Kanye West with makeup influencers? First we had outlandish rumours surrounding Jeffree Star, and now TikTok makeup guru Cole Carrigan claimed West’s bodyguard instructed him to meet the rapper at a W Hotel late at night — but then he retracted it. That’s one way to get publicity, I guess.

Rob Lowe says he lives in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s neighborhood, and swears he’s seen Harry with a ponytail. Pics or it didn’t happen.

-Meanwhile, William and Kate reportedly ignored the Scottish government’s warnings to stay at home.

Lana Del Rey‘s disastrous album promo tour continues. She says that this clip of her talking about how Trump didn’t mean to incite a riot was taken out of context.

Chuck Norris‘ rep insists it was a lookalike and not him who attended the Capitol insurrection after images trended on Twitter.

-Are Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles already in the sharing jewelry stage of their relationship?

-Most movie theatres are closed and production is in flux, but streaming services have stockpiled content. Netflix released a new star-studded promo for its massive 2021 movie slate, which promises new movies every week of the year. We get glimpses of some of their most anticipated offerings, including Amy Adams‘ The Woman In The Window, Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer‘s superhero comedy Thunder Force, and Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Don’t Look Up.

-Marvel also seems to be in good shape, despite the current climate. Kevin Feige just made a lot of announcements about what’s on their slate, including that Deadpool 3 will remain R rated despite now being a Disney property.

Brad Pitt relaxes in the sun in the first ad campaign for his Miraval rosé (which is surprisingly tasty).

-Glee stars posted tributes to Naya Rivera on what would have been her birthday.

-The Bachelor’s “Queen” Victoria Larson has deleted an Instagram photo that appears to show a Trump flag draped over a chair in her house.

Kim Cattrall is not joining the SATC revival, but she is liking fan’s tweets about her steering clear of it.

-I think we’re all ready for a Brendan Fraser comeback but a Darren Aronofsky joint called The Whale about man with compulsive eating disorder is not what I’d hoped for.

-FX is parting ways with True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, who had two years left on his deal there, making his planned series with Matthew McConaughey DOA.

Sally Rooney, the author of Normal People and Conversations with Friends, is set to release her third novel in the fall. Do you think she’ll have discovered quotation marks by then?

-The first trailer for the Russo Brothers’ Cherry starring Tom Holland is here.

Zendaya For GQ

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-Any time Hunter Harris writes a celebrity profile, it’s a must read. But a Hunter Harris cover story on Zendaya? That’s a drop everything and must read now!

-If you wondered why Armie Hammer was trending over the weekend, it’s because some incredibly disturbing sext screenshots that were attributed to him were “leaked.” Who knows if any of them are real, but the memes were fire.

-Now that it’s turning into a he-said, she-said, every outlet is trying to nail down the timing of the Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis split, and when she and Harry Styles started up, which might have happened closer together than we thought.

Kevin Hart has reportedly struck a massive, eight-figure deal with Netflix.

-Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page denied rumours he’s dating costar Phoebe Dynevor, which seems to have sprung up just because they have chemistry on the show. He reminded everyone about a little thing called ACTING. “All the sparks that flew came off the beautiful scripts we were handed. So I think that the sparky words, scripts and material are more than enough.”

-Meanwhile, Netflix is reportedly planning to do eight seasons of Bridgerton — one for each of the books. I don’t trust them to stick with it that long.

-The most wild thing about this problematic post from Lana Del Rey is that it seems completely unprompted. Like, she thought this would be a good thing to post out of the blue.

-I can’t believe they’re actually going ahead with a Sex and the City revival without the show’s most sex-positive character. In social media comments about the revival, Sarah Jessica Parker insisted that she doesn’t dislike Kim Cattrall.

-According to a report, the three main stars are going to earn more than $1 million per episode for the revival.

Michael B. Jordan went Instagram official with Lori Harvey over the weekend.

-I have somehow managed to live this long without ever having seen a single second of a Fast & Furious movie, and I’m content with that choice. Still, I’m happy that Helen Mirren will finally get to drive in F9.

-Critics who screened the first three episodes of WandaVision are going crazy for it.

-On Marc Maron’s podcast, Nicole Kidman revealed that her role in The Undoing took a toll: “I just like suddenly was in this place of… There was sort of a disquietness to my personality, where I was uneasy and there was duress on who I was.” She adds that she got sick during production: “I went down for a week, because your immune system it doesn’t know the difference between acting and truth when you’re doing them.”

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-directed film. Wow, that’s a lot of interesting words.

-FX has ordered a Sex Pistols series, starring Maisie Williams and Toby Wallace.

-My god, there’s even more from Gayle King‘s interview with Miya Ponsetto, and it somehow got worse.

-People are pushing back against an article in The Hollywood Reporter that suggests Parasite has ‘paved the way’ for ‘downright weird’ Oscar entries, correctly pointing out that an American film about a woman having sex with fish man won Best Picture first.

-This is a terrifying piece on how bad covid outbreaks on Hollywood productions really are.

-For anyone who always though Brian was their favourite Backstreet Boy, I’m so sorry.

Sean Bean vamps it up in the trailer for Snowpiercer’s second season.

-The first trailer for Kristen Wiig’s Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar feels like it came out years ago, but it’s finally resurfaced with a new promo.

Emma Stone Got Engaged at SNL

-According to Page Six, SNL producer Dave McCary popped the question to Emma Stone in the show’s offices. The source insists it was “very romantic” though.

-I don’t know how she possibly managed this, but Gwen Stefani’s annulment from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale has been granted by the Catholic church, paving the way for her to get re-married in the church.

-Bridgerton breakout Nicola Coughlan is having the last laugh when it comes to people who said there shouldn’t be diversity in Regency romances.

Tessa Thompson says she got into a car accident on New Year’s Eve. She told Jimmy Kimmel, “I drove up a mountain to go to a cabin, and I thought, ‘This will be totally safe because I won’t see anybody,’ but I got into a car accident…Yeah, I got hit by a big monster truck on the highway.”

Ivanka Trump is reportedly ‘surprised and hurt‘ by sister-in-law Karlie Kloss‘ tweets about the Capitol siege. Aw, muffin.

-Bless Lucy Lawless for clapping back at Kevin Sorbo‘s nonsense.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s latest THR column is excellent. He calls out celebs like Matthew McConaughey for accusing liberals of sowing discord while minimizing the issues “that cause the divisiveness” in the first place.

Tracy Chapman has accepted Nicki Minaj’s offer of $450,000 to satisfy her copyright-infringement claims.

-Former Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder named her daughter Charlie Rose? Cancel 2021.

-Here are some pics of Keanu Reeves having fun on a beach because after this week, we deserve this.

-This is an interesting piece on Wonder Woman 2’s problematic depiction of Arabs and the Middle East. In it, director Lexi Alexander recalls hearing an anti-Arab rant from the police technical advisor on a TV show, which must be L.A.’s Finest because she mentions it was led by two women, and that Gabrielle Union stood up for her.

-Terrible: ER’s Deezer D, who played Nurse Malik, has died at 55. ER alums Noah Wylie, Kellie Martin, Julianna Margulies and Mekhi Phifer have posted their condolences.

-Also terrible: the lead character designer on Bob’s Burgers died in a skydiving accident.

-Apple TV+ has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming Israeli drama series Losing Alice, starring Daredevil’s Ayelet Zurer.

-Outlander costars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish lead a new roadtrip Starz reality show set in Scotland called Men In Kilts. Here’s the trailer.

-Despite Shia LaBeouf‘s presence, I really liked Pieces of a Woman, which just dropped on Netflix. Vanessa Kirby steals the show.

-Netflix finally gave us a trailer for the much-anticipated Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington. Writer/director Sam Levinson shot the romantic drama during the early days of COVID-19 lockdown. They’re releasing it on Feb. 5, which means it’ll be out in time for Academy Awards consideration.