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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.

Prince George Turns 7

Kate Middleton and Prince William shared two adorable new photographs of Prince George in honour of his seventh birthday. I love the one in the camo shirt!

Prince Harry‘s team is calling claims he mishandled Royal funds “deeply offensive.”

Kim Kardashian posted an IG story about Kanye West, citing his bipolar diagnosis and asking for compassion and empathy. It was incredibly well-written and sympathetic, but this part made me fear that she’s still onboard with his presidential run: “Living with bi-polar disorder does not diminish or invalidate his dreams and his creative ideas, no matter how big or unobtainable they may feel to some. That is part of his genius and as we have all witnessed, many of his big dreams have come true.”

-People magazine is reporting that both Kim and Kanye are considering divorce. E! News says the pair have been spending time apart.

Jamie Lynn Spears defended her sister Britney after a commenter posted about her “obvious mental illness.” Jamie replied: “You have no right to assume anything about my sister, and I have NO right to speak about HER health and personal matters. She is a strong, badass, unstoppable woman, and that’s the only thing that is OBVIOUS.”

-According to Us Weekly, Ellen DeGeneres’ staffers are “loving” that people are coming forward with claims she’s not nice.

Dave Grohl penned an article for The Atlantic on how teachers need to be protected when schools reopen.

-Meanwhile, Dave‘s daughter can sing!

This is a good piece on how Dave Franco praising three ’90s romcoms (all by white filmmakers) and talking about how he wants to “elevate” the genre ignores the BIPOC voices already refreshing this genre. I don’t know how you can look at the romcom resurgence of the last few years — with movies like Always Be My Maybe, The Big Sick, The Lovebirds, and Crazy Rich Asians — and think you need to jump in and make it better.

-In an interview with Katy Perry, Howard Stern brought up Orlando Bloom‘s nude paddleboating pics from a few years ago. She told him: “It was Europe! We had had a pretty chill time and everywhere we looked, it was like ‘Everybody was naked! It was Europe! It was Italy!’ and I think he wanted to fit in with the locals.”

-Speaking of Orlando Bloom, he confirmed that his missing dog has passed away.

Jessica Chastain, Eva Longoria, Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Garner, America Ferrera, Serena Williams and Natalie Portman are part owners of LA’s We Are Angel City women’s soccer team.

Jennifer Garner got teary-eyed as she worried about how the pandemic is affecting her children in an emotional video.

-Vox’s Emily VanDerWerff talked to over 50 fans of The Office, as well as folks who worked on the show, to find out why the sitcom endures.

-I’m iffy with Aaron Sorkin joints, but these photos of his new movie The Trial of the Chicago 7 has me intrigued, mostly because the cast is so stacked: Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella, and Jeremy Strong.

Donald Glover is reportedly reprising his role as Lando Calrissian in a future Star Wars series for Disney+.

-I love this article on guys starting a romance book club. I never understood why more dudes don’t read romance; it’s basically a how to guide for what women want.

Romany Malco and Regina Hall star in Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison.

Ellen Goes as Cardi B for Halloween

-I’ll give it to Ellen — she does a mean Cardi B impersonation.

-I did not expect Courteney Cox‘s Halloween video to go there…

-There are reports that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss walked away from their Star Wars project in part due because they didn’t want to deal with another “toxic fandom” after their Game of Thrones experience. Something tells me it would have gotten a hell of a lot more toxic under those two.

Kelly Clarkson‘s Hocus Pocus tribute is something to behold.

Aaron Sorkin wrote an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg in the New York Times: “This can’t possibly be the outcome you and I want, to have crazy lies pumped into the water supply that corrupt the most important decisions we make together.” It’s kind of ironic that Sorkin’s Social Network is a big reason people viewed Zuckerberg as a scrappy underdog instead of someone in over his head for wayyyy longer than they should have.

-Ah boo. Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have reportedly called off their engagement after eight years together.

Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox are in the Broadway play Betrayal, and last night they switched costumes from their individual superhero franchises: Tom was dressed as Daredevil and Charlie was Loki. My Twitter feed went berserk.

-I’m late to the game but I finally saw Jojo Rabbit last night and wow. Loved. Here’s a cute video of Taika Waititi and Stephen Merchant breaking down a scene from the film.

-Here’s our first look at Normal People, the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney‘s book (which people loved way more than I did).

-A snippet of Eminem‘s new song leaked and apparently it’s called “What If I Was Gay?” which, based on his previous history, has everyone bracing themselves.

Cuba Gooding Jr has been charged with six counts of forcible touching and 3rd degree sexual abuse. He pleaded not guilty.

-HBO/BBC’s adaptation of His Dark Materials is getting mixed to good to great reviews. I’m confused.

-Radiohead’s Thom Yorke‬ released a hand-illustrated video for “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)” composed of 3,000 hand-drawn frames.

John Krasinski talking about his super impassioned father-in-law is adorable.

Emilia Clarke and Jimmy Fallon played the “Box of Lies” game and she was hilariously bad at it.

-This is another good thread in response to David Simon‘s Rolling Stone interview.

-The trailer for Netflix’s The Witcher, the streamer’s upcoming fantasy adventure based on the Polish novels and video games and starring Henry Cavill, has landed. It hits Netflix on Dec. 20.