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Daisy Ridley Talks Fame, Family and Fiancée

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-In her Marie Claire cover storyDaisy Ridley discusses the emotional toll her Star Wars fame has had on her family (“It’s super invasive. We went to a wedding recently, and it was uncomfortable for me because people were really rude. They don’t act like normal human beings. And then, not only did I not have a good time, but then my mum was upset and then my sisters are upset. So it’s tricky”), and declines to address rumours she’s engaged (“It’s a really nice ring that I wear. Oh my God. It’s the first time I’ve publicly been asked this…The thing is, I’ve never talked about my personal life. So I won’t talk about it now”).

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello had a smoochy good time at the Raptors game last night.

-The reviews are out for Charlie’s Angels, which opens this weekend, and most are positive — especially about Kristen Stewart’s performance.

-I’ve been trying to figure out which dress in this photo I hate the most and I honesty can’t decide? They’re all so bad, but Jennifer Garner‘s pulls ahead just slightly IMO.

-The Cats movie is delayed and may miss some award consideration. If it doesn’t hit the Golden Globes deadline, what was even the point?

-Also, for some inexplicable reason, the Golden Globes has decided to bring back Ricky Gervais to host.

Adam Devine says everyone always confuses him with Adam Levine. I’m sorry, but he wishes.

-The entire cast of Days of Our Lives has been released from their contracts and production has halted indefinitely. It shoots a ridiculous 8 months in advance (compared to other soaps, which are usually 1-2 months) so the show will still have enough episodes to run until summer and fix their weird delay. But the fear is that if the show does end up getting renewed next year, Corday Productions will be able to offer the actors new contacts at a reduced rate. Shady stuff.

-This is an excellent, excellent piece on Edward Norton and how is once-acclaimed performances — which tend to be labored and physically precise — in movies like Primal Fear haven’t aged well.

-In news that will shock absolutely no one who watched the series finale, the producers of Gossip Girl revealed that they hadn’t originally planned to have Dan be the secret society stalker — it was supposed to be Eric or Nate.

Alex Trebek got choked up when a contestant used his final Jeopardy answer to pay tribute to the host.

-Variety’s Actors on Actors interviews continue, with the latest being between Brad Pitt and Adam Sandler, and Laura Dern and Sterling K Brown.

-Hulu announced that there are no plans for more Veronica Mars and frankly based on how the last season ended, I’m ok with that.

-If you’ve seen Last Christmas, here’s a funny piece on that bananas (but oh so predictable) ending.

-Millie Bobby Brown no longer looks like Millie Bobby Brown.

-Not surprisingly, Disney+ was a clusterf**k this morning as millions of people tried to download it and log in. I have no idea why they wouldn’t make the app available a few days ago so that everyone could download it and set up their profiles first.

-For those who did get to log in, they seemed to like The Mandalorian, which is getting decent reviews.

-When asked if Werner Herzog felt pressure working with Jon Favreau on The Mandalorian, he replied “I do not know what other films he has made” — which is glorious shade. (To be fair, elsewhere in the interview he praises Favreau’s abilities as a Hollywood power broker.)

-There was also a lot of deleted scenes released on the platform from the Avengers movies, including this scene of Tony with his grown daughter in Endgame.

-I don’t have Disney+ but I would like to watch this holiday movie starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader.

 

TV’s Leading Ladies Talk Shop

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-God, I love Emmy roundtable season! In THR’s new issue, drama actresses Emilia Clarke, Danai Gurira, Michelle Williams, Patricia Arquette, Christine Baranski and Niecy Nash gather to talk about pay parity, the pressure to look a certain way, and standing up for their characters. (I particularly liked this bit from Gurira: “I remember having an argument with the director [on Walking Dead] because I was like, ‘I know you have [this love scene] written here like this, but this is what you’re getting.’And I wrote it on the script and I handed it to him.”)

Nina Dobrev and screenwriter/director Grant Mello look blissed up in love in Cannes. I’m happy for her — she seemed to be going through it for a bit.

-A judge ordered Hayden Panettiere’s boyfriend Brian Hickerson to stay away from her after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge earlier this month.

-ABC’s live revival of classic Norman Lear sitcoms last night was weird and wonderful. I didn’t catch the whole thing but I did see Jennifer Hudson doing The Jefferson’s theme song, and Jamie Foxx‘s hilarious break in character.

Gabrielle Union says she’s coaching hubby Dwayne Wade on basic life skills now that he’s retired from basketball. “He’s like, ‘What is this place? There’s all kind of like khaki shorts and cargo shorts and there’s all different colors.’ I’m like, ‘That’s Old Navy’…He has no idea how much milk costs. He’s like, ‘What is that, $20?’ and I’m like, ‘What kind of goat’s blood milk [are you drinking]?'”

-Warner’s upcoming streaming service just landed Anna Kendrick to star in a romcom series.  Great, yet another subscription!

Lena Waithe did an amazing job last night guest-hosting for Kimmel, but everyone’s talking about the smooch Halle Berry laid on her which I found…weird. Isn’t it a little queerbaiting? Doesn’t Lena have a fiancée?

-Huh. ABC cancelled Whiskey Cavalier a couple of weeks ago, but fan outcry (and a bump in ratings) has them reconsidering the decision, with sources saying it’s now got a 50/50 shot at coming back.

-The Good Place creator Mike Schur hasn’t given any interviews about the most recent season — until now.

-I have been following this guy’s tweets for a month now and they are a consistent source of delight! His mom recently passed away and when he looked at her Kindle he was surprised to find it filled thousands of verryyyyy risque romance novels — which he is now reading and reviewing on Twitter.

-A bunch of media sites jumped the gun this morning and broke the embargo for the new Star Trek: Picard first teaser trailer, so CBS pulled it. But it’s back online now. Showing Picard (now an admiral after quitting Starfleet dues to events 15 years prior) at his winery.

-The first official trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate has arrived. Linda Hamilton is still fierce.

 

Demi Lovato’s Mother Breaks Her Silence About Daughter’s Overdose

-While promoting her new book, Demi Lovato‘s mom is talking about her daughter’s recent overdose. “We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not.”

Maroon 5 is rumoured to be headlining the next Super Bowl halftime show because apparently there isn’t enough depressing news in the world already.

Brad Pitt is seeing his kids more often — but still in the presence of a monitor from the Dept of Children and Family Services.

-Also, according to ET, Pitt and Angelina Jolie recently had a “secret meeting” at her house to call a truce.

Millie Bobby Brown says she’s friends with Drake and he texts her advice about boys. I’m choosing to believe that’s cute and not creepy…

-I swear, the new Fall TV season hasn’t really made much of a dent in my brain (despite writing multiple articles about it!). But there’s a new Amy Poehler-produced sitcom called I Feel Bad premiering on NBC tonight that sounds like it has potential.

-Speaking of new TV, I watched the first episode of Sorry For Your Loss last night and Elizabeth Olsen‘s performance is phenomenal.  (Facebook has uploaded four episodes.)

-The editor of The New York Review of Books is out after the magazine published an essay by Jian Ghomeshi. Good.

-When talking about his Emmy win, John Oliver revealed he has a three-month-old.

-The mystery of who was dressed up like Teddy Perkins at the Emmys continues to deepen.

Avril Lavigne is back with new music after a 5-year hiatus. It’s an intimate piano-driven ballad and it’s lovely, but I was really hoping her first comeback single would be a bop instead of a weeper about Lyme disease.

Kesha also has a new song.

-This is a good take on how the celebrity profile is dying because of A-listers afraid to have real conversations and C-listers who give it all away on social media.

Domhnall Gleeson is defending his Last Jedi costar Kelly Marie Tran, who was chased off social media by trolls. “People having an opinion about the film is absolutely fine. You pay your money, and you’re allowed to have an opinion. The stuff with Kelly was bullshit. That’s a different thing altogether, so those people are just morons. Those people are just assholes. It’s a different level of stuff. You don’t buy that when you buy your tickets.”

-Emma Approved is coming back? It’s a web series based on the Austen novel and it’s *adorable*!

-I missed this Anna Kendrick‘s bts interview with Noah Trevor a few days ago, but it’s super funny. “She’s wing manning for her own boyfriend and I respect that!”

-Now that TIFF is over, the Oscar race is finally starting to take shape.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are honeymooning (and busking?) in London.

-So Ticketmaster is actually working with scalpers? Swell.

-I have no interest in watching The Predator, but this Ringer list of questions about The Predator is highly entertaining.

Suki Waterhouse reveals she accidentally shot someone while filming Assassination Nation in New Orleans.  How can that be a thing?!

Michelle Yeoh is not impressed by James Corden. Same.