Machine Gun Kelly Wooed Megan Fox by Saying “I Am Weed”

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Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox are on the new cover of British GQ Style, and it’s a LOT. The piece opens with them giving each other matching tattoos that say “the darkest fairytale,” delves into their first encounter (“I just remember this tall, blond, ghostly creature and I looked up and I was like, ‘You smell like weed.’ He looked down at me and he was like, ‘I am weed.’ Then, I swear to God, he disappeared like a ninja in a smoke bomb”), their first kiss (“She wouldn’t kiss me. We just put our lips right in front of each other and breathed each other’s breath and then she just left”), and touches on how it’s not all fun and games (“This is a very intense relationship. Our souls chose this to absolutely have to face our shadow selves; to face things about ourselves we didn’t want to have to know, that we tried to push away”).

Timothée Chalamet is on the cover of Time and says “One of my heroes — I can’t say who or he’d kick my ass — he put his arm around me the first night we met and gave me some advice: No hard drugs and no superhero movies.” It takes balls to look down on superhero movies when you’re in rehearsals for a musical prequel to Willy Wonka…

-In his Vanity Fair cover story, Dwayne Johnson talked more about his feud with Vin Diesel. He said wished he hadn’t posted about it on social media (“I don’t share things like that. And I take care of that kind of bulls—t away from the public. They don’t need to know that”) but he doesn’t regret it (“It caused a firestorm. Yet interestingly enough [it was] as if every single crew member found their way to me and either quietly thanked me or sent me a note”).

E. Alex Jung‘s profile on Kumail Nanjiani is very sweet and a little sad. “I know exactly what I weigh every day, and if I could change something, I would love to not have to think about that.”

-The original screenplay for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon‘s new film The Last Duel included a kiss between their characters, but Ridley Scott cut it. Boo!

-Meanwhile, people are LOVING Affleck’s performance.

-The rumours about Chris Evans and Selena Gomez seem to be made up, but that didn’t stop them from trending on Twitter this weekend.

-In a new BBC interview, George Clooney says he knew pre-politics Trump and described him as a “knucklehead” who “chased girls”.

-People have a lot of opinions about Tom Cruise’s face, but this just looks like the side effect of medication to me?

Tyga was arrested on felony domestic violence charges after turning himself in to the authorities. He’s been booked for domestic violence after his ex-girlfriend accused him of physical assault, and his bail has been set for $50,000.

-Netflix has suspended a trans employee who tweeted about Dave Chappelle‘s special (they say it’s because the employee tried to join an executive meeting, not because of the tweets), but it’s not a good look.

-Meanwhile, this is an interesting piece on why people are upset over the special.

Demi Lovato thinks the word “aliens” is derogatory to extraterrestrials and let’s maybe worry about the people on our own planet first, k?

-Something is coming to Netflix tomorrow from David Fincher. Could it be his new assassin movie The Killer, starring Michael Fassbender and Tilda Swinton? Or a peek at Mindhunter season 3?

Robert Downey Jr. is keeping hope alive for Iron Man 4, saying their in “the middle of negotiations.”

-At this point, it’s more fun to read recaps of The Morning Show than to watch the actual show.

Nick Mohammed (who plays Nate on Ted Lasso) posted a list of all the time his character showed his true colours, but I don’t agree with what he calls the “microagressions” against Nate in season 2. The character may see them as that, but they weren’t actually.

-Meanwhile, Juno Temple talked to Vanity Fair about her character’s fake Vanity Fair photoshoot.

-20 current and former staffers of The Wrap spoke out about “screaming outbursts” and “demeaning behavior” at the entertainment news site.

-Ohhh nelly, Jason Reitman‘s new Ghostbusters movie is getting mixed reviews. Variety says it’s “unnecessary but enjoyable,” AV Club calls it a “a dispiriting nostalgia exercise” with “maximum reverence and minimum comedy”, and The Guardian calls it “a damning summary of modern Hollywood’s default mode – a nostalgia object, drained of personality and fitted into a dully palatable mold, custom-made for a fandom that worships everything and respects nothing.”

Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette explain the rules of survival in the new Scream trailer.

Phoebe Dynevor’s Under Pressure

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-Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor covers Harper’s Bazaar’s November 2021 issue and opens up about her mental health amid her rising fame. “I don’t think anyone knows how to handle that. I worry about everything. I’m full of anxiety. I have a fear of failure, letting someone down, contradicting myself. You see what it is for your mental health to be in the public eye. I meditate, I have a therapist, I walk every day. There are things I do to ground myself, because it’s quite hectic at the moment.”

-I am so utterly charmed by Justin Bieber‘s new music video “Ghost”, in which he plays a doting grandson to Diane Keaton.

-Meanwhile, Justin Bieber apparently wants to “squish out a nugget” with Hailey Bieber by the end of the year. Who wants to tell him?

Woody Harrelson reportedly punched a man who refused to stop taking photos of him and his daughter.

Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, and Jennifer Love Hewitt crashed the I Know What You Did Last Summer reboot’s NYCC panel. That must mean they’re all making a guest appearance in the Amazon series, right? Otherwise, that’s just stealing the new cast’s thunder for no reason.

-Variety’s photo essays and interviews IATSE members’ medical scares and car crashes are fascinating.

-I really liked this profile of Issa Rae as she contemplates Insecure coming to an end.

Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played parents Red and Kitty Forman in That ’70s Show, are set to return in a spinoff called That ’90s Show for Netflix. Original series creators Bonnie and Terry Turner and their daughter Lindsey are onboard as writers and executive producers.

Dave Chappelle doesn’t seem bothered by the backlash to his new Netflix comedy special. “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.”

-Matthew McConaughey admits he’s still on the fence about running for governor of Texas because politics is “a bag of rats, man.” No sh*t.

Kumail Nanjiani was all about posting thirst traps when he was bulking up for The Eternals, but now he says he’s become “very uncomfortable” talking about it on the press tour. (Which is fine! People are allowed to change their mind about body scrutiny, but he had to see this becoming something he’d be asked a lot about.)

-Wow, the early buzz for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s The Last Duel is strong. I would not have predicted that from the trailers.

-A WandaVision spinoff starring Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness is in development at Disney Plus, according to Variety.

-There are also rumours that Marvel Studios is developing a Disney+ show for WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris, who played Monica Rambeau.

-What in the world was The Matrix casting like? First came yesterday’s news the Janet Jackson auditioned, and now Madonna is saying she turned down a role in the movie. “Can you believe that? That’s like one of the best movies ever made. A teeny-tiny part of me regrets just that one moment in my life.”

-While the Sopranos sequel The Many Saints of New York did dismally at the weekend box office, it broke streaming records on HBO Max.

Tiffany Haddish tries to solve a murder in the new trailer for Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s Apple+ series, The Afterparty.

Adele Makes Vogue History

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-For the first time in history US Vogue (left) and British Vogue (right) share a cover star: Adele. In her first interview in 5 years, she speaks about body image, romance, divorce, single parenthood and her “self-redemption” album.

-In his new Netflix special, Dave Chappelle tries to justify button-pushing jokes about gay people, trans people, and feminists — and critics say he often fails. He defends DaBaby and JK Rowling, and says he’s on “Team Terf.” Gross.

-Comedian Hollis Black‘s comments on the special have been trending, while Dear White People showrunner Jaclyn Moore said of Netflix: “I will not work with them as long as they continue to put out and profit from blatantly and dangerously transphobic content.”

-Among Britney Spears‘ many posts over the last few days was this one, which she captioned, “I suggest if you have a friend that’s been in a house that feels really small for four months … no car … no phone … no door for privacy and they have to work around 10 hours a day 7 days a week and give tons of blood weekly with never a day off … I strongly suggest you go pick up your friend and get them the hell outta there !!!!! If you’re like my family who says things like “sorry, you’re in a conservatorship” … probably thinking you’re different so they can fuck with you !!!! Thankfully I found an amazing attorney Mathew Rosengart who has helped change my life 🌹!!!!”

-In another, she also commented about her seemingly bizarre posts, saying “I feel like I have been a caged animal for half of my life …that’s exactly why I choose to direct myself … do my makeup myself … produce myself … dress myself … make music myself … feed myself … and shoot videos and pics myself”

-There were a lot of delightful appearances on late night last night. Brett Goldstein was on Seth Meyers, Daniel Craig was on Jimmy Kimmel, and the cast of Squid Game was on Jimmy Fallon.

-Speaking of Squid Game, I loved this analysis of the marble episode (the best ep, IMO).

Gabrielle Union says she once auditioned for The Matrix but she failed because she tried to channel Janet Jackson — and the real Janet showed up.

-The Crown’s Claire Foy is set to play Sheryl Sandberg in a new TV series about Facebook.

Drew Barrymore interviewed Dakota Johnson and praised her for her awkward Ellen Degeneres interview.

-I would like the actress Rebecca from Ted Lasso to tweet inspirational messages to me like this, please.

-Here’s the trailer for a new HBO doc that looks into the circumstances surrounded Brittany Murphy’s death.

-Here’s the trailer for Gwyneth Paltrow‘s new Netflix show Sex, Love & Goop.

Nina Dobrev is catfished in the new Netflix movie Love Hard, and I’ll pretty much watch any romcom, but this trailer makes me worried that she’ll end up falling for her catfisher instead of the hottie from Never Have I Ever. Let’s all just rewatch Netflix’s excellent romcom The Half of It instead and call it a day.