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Tatiana Maslany Keeps Us Guessing About She-Hulk

-Remember a month ago when I mentioned that I was on a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany and she said she’s not doing She-Hulk? She just said it again and the headlines are everywhere. My guess remains the same: that she’s doing it but sworn to keep it under wraps until there’s an official announcement. The original story in the trades was based on “sources” — and Scarlett Johansson was denying a Black Widow movie up until about a month before filming started.

Armie Hammer is now seeking joint custody and requesting his ex return to the U.S. from the Cayman Islands. Elizabeth Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer in July, seeking primary physical custody of their two children.

-I’m sure the Daily Mail is just reaching for headlines, but I’m choosing to believe this story about Dominic West being terrorized by squirrels.

Taryn Manning is claiming DWTS invited her to join the cast “many times,” but the show has a different take: “Her representation attempted to pitch her to us a while back and we kindly passed. So her claim that she was asked to join ‘DWTS’ once, never mind many times, is completely false.”

Jacob Tremblay portrays a young Justin Bieber in the new video for “Lonely.” This is scary good casting.

-Meanwhile, Bieber is this week’s musical guest on SNL, with Issa Rae hosting.

-Fans put a damper on Bieber‘s big week by camping outside his home. He posted on IG Stories: “This is not a hotel. It’s my home. How do you convince yourself it’s not completely inappropriate and disrespectful to wait outside my home to gawk, stare and take pictures as I walk into my apartment?”

Dwyane Wade was walking on the beach and happened to pass by a proposal. His reaction is everything.

-In a charming new interview with The Ringer, Adam Brody discusses how many people re-watching The OC now find his character mean (“I totally understand that about Seth and I can even see it without seeing it again. I mean, I don’t recall him doing anything brave and I don’t just mean physically brave”) and talks about being a feminist (“I’m not an activist, but I do feel that I’m pretty aware and my wife [Leighton Meester] helps me a lot. My wife is a feminist and has been for a long time, so she helps me a lot. Although I think we’ve all had our eyes opened even more so these last handful of years, but we’re all still learning and certainly I am. I like to think of myself as a feminist. I don’t know if I fully live up to that or not”).

-Speaking of charming interviews, You’re The Worst’s Chris Greere interviews former costar Aya Cash about her role on The Boys.

Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyers claim he will likely die in prison if not freed. [*crickets*]

Miley Cyrus is reviving her Backyard Sessions for a special episode of MTV’s Unplugged series. This is such a clever way to do content in quarantine.

-I don’t believe a digit of Netflix’s ratings reports, but they are saying that Ratched is the most watched original program in 2020. I wonder if even they care that it was so horribly received?

-Bridgerton is being made into a series by Shonda Rhimes? Yes, please!

Ethan Hawke had to shoot his appearance on Desus & Mero last night from an empty hotel ballroom in Ireland because he was having wi-fi issues in his room. Still managed to be charming af tho.

David Byrne’s American Utopia debuts on Crave this weekend and it’s so, so good. It’s directed by Spike Lee and is one of my fave films of the year so far. It’s joyous and thought-provoking and made me get up and dance multiple times (watching films at home is one benefit of movies going straight to streaming).

Charlie Hunnam plays a bare-knuckle boxer reluctantly traveling across the country with his brother for one last fight in Jungleland. It took me halfway through the trailer for me to realize I saw this at last year’s TIFF. I really liked the girl from The End of the F**king World in it.

Kristen Stewart Talks about Being “Hounded” About Her Sexuality

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Kristen Stewart gets candid in the new issue of InStyle, opening up about the pressure she once felt to label and discuss her sexuality in public. “I did feel an enormous pressure, but it wasn’t put on me by the [LGBTQA+] community. People were seeing those pictures and reading these articles and going, “Oh, well, I need to be shown.” I was a kid, and I felt personally affronted. Now I relish it. I love the idea that anything I do with ease rubs off on somebody who is struggling. That shit’s dope!”

-Also, Stewart looked amazing when she appeared (remotely) at this week’s Chanel show.

Kelly Rowland is pregnant with her second child — and debuted her baby bump on the cover of Women’s Health.

-SNL has dis-invited this week’s musical guest, country singer Morgan Wallen, after social media posts surfaced of him partying and kissing strangers this past weekend, despite’s SNL’s covid protocols. He said on Instagram: “My actions this weekend were pretty shortsighted and they obviously affected my longterm goals and dreams…I think I’ve lost myself a little bit. I’ve tried to find joy in the wrong places, and it’s left me with less joy.” Dude has a new baby, so it’s a bad look all around.

-Meanwhile, Maya Rudolph says shooting the SNL season premiere was “really difficult” due to the new protocols. “Everything was slower, it was harder to get things to cards, I didn’t really get my lines until air. So I had never run that sketch until we did it live.”

-This is nice: Ryan Reynolds is helping make sure students in Nunavut are properly dressed for winter by partnering with Canada Goose to send parkas to the more than 300 students at the Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay.

-I hope starring in the next Mission Impossible movie doesn’t get Hayley Atwell tangled up in Tom Cruise rumours, but I do hope it makes her a big star. Despite being in the Captain America films, I don’t think she’s as well-known as she should be.

Betty Gilpin wrote a eulogy for Glow for Vanity Fair, and man, every time I read anything she writes (whether it’s a tweet about being nominated for an award or an essay about having “pea-sized confidence with watermelon-sized boobs”), I just want to read more. She’s so, so funny. (“Panicked that I was never going to be able to support myself as an actor, a decade ago I did an arc on a show where you saw my areolas before you saw my face. Avoiding eye contact with ancestors’ ghosts, I bravely signed on to press my taint against the lens every four frames for Chipotle and weed money, while the other actors did real scenes in between.”) Get this woman a book deal!

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are heading back to the set of The Morning Show, which is scheduled to resume production this month. Steve Carell is also heading back for season 2 which is … a whole lotta why?

Sarah Jessica Parker wrote a passionate plea to save Broadway in Variety, saying “New York especially needs theatre because so many New Yorkers need theatre — the thousands of people employed directly and indirectly by the industry, doing collateral work, from the servers at the surrounding restaurants to the people responsible for dry-cleaning costumes.”

-A source tells Us Weekly: “Demi [Lovato] has been acting as though she was never engaged to Max [Ehrich] and that their relationship never happened. She is still not speaking to him and fully cut him out.” Well, yeah. That’s called moving on.

Macaulay Culkin‘s covid mask is perfection.

Armie Hammer was Jimmy Kimmel’s first in-person guest to be in the studio since covid started — and he wore a spacesuit for some reason.  Still looked better than he did in last month’s GQ.

Ruby Rose says her back injury was not the primary reason for her Batwoman departure. “We went into lockdown with COVID and thinking of in quarantine and locked down, there was a lot of thought and reflection and kind of everyone did it. We sort of mutually agreed that probably what was best for the show, um, at the time was they go in a different direction and I go in a different direction.” That is a very nice spin on it.

-I was really hoping that today’s news from The Postal Service would be an new album. Instead it’s a (admittedly funny) video about voting. In it, the band holds Zoom auditions with Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, Weird Al, Slash, Huey Lewis, Bret McKenzie, Vanessa Bayer, Ishmael Butler, Patton Oswalt and more.

Malin Akerman and Bella Thorne join an underground, all-female fight club in the trailer for Chick Fight.

-Here’s the latest trailer for News Of The World starring Tom Hanks, arriving in theatres on Christmas Day (supposedly).

-Hollywood is really excited because the trailer for Ryan Reynolds’ new movie Free Guy got 55 million views in 24 hours. Yeah, that doesn’t mean people will flock to theatres to watch it.

 

Chrissy Teigen Talks Speaking Up and Stepping Back

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Chrissy Teigen covers the new issue of Marie Claire and talks about stepping away from social media (“I’m barely online anymore, and that was at the request of my therapist. I didn’t start therapy until quarantine. I used to avoid it and make fun of the idea of it, and then I found the right person and it changed my world”), and voting out Trump (“People are very confident in their ways of being open about their racism because they have the backing views of the president. It’s become such a hurtful, weird presidency for so many Americans, and I’m going to fight to get this person out of office”).

-Whoa. The Kardashians just announced an end to their reality show. Love ’em or hate ’em, they changed reality TV, dominated every new social media app that sprang up over the 20 seasons they were airing, and ushered in influencer culture.

-The Crown star Emma Corrin talks about playing Princess Diana in British Vogue: “I feel I’ve got to know Diana like you would a friend. I know that sounds really weird, but I get a great sense of companionship from her.”

Katie Holmes and her new boyfriend Emilio Vitolo were photographed enjoying a very kissy meal. He’s an actor-turned-chef.

Prince Harry and Megan Markle have paid back the renovations on Frogmore Cottage so they literally own the British people nothing and can live their life in peace without the UK press whining about them (at least, one can dream).

-Disney’s Mulan is facing a new wave of criticism for being filmed partly in Xinjiang, the region in China where Uighur Muslims are being detained in mass internment camps. This, on top of reviews from some critics who are questioning why an Asian director wasn’t chosen. This one was making the rounds today: “Were there any Asians on the creative team? An editor? A screenwriter? The composer? Anyone? I think maybe the make-up designer, plus a couple of producers looking to cash in. Whatever. Did I mention how tired I am?”

Zac Efron has been living in Australia for a while, and he has been spotted holding hands with Australian model Vanessa Valladares. I’ve been watching his Netflix show and he kept mentioning how he needed to leave Hollywood so him hanging out down under and starting a new relationshipe? Love that for him.

-Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o posted an emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman on her Instagram: “It doesn’t make sense.”

Dwayne Johnson thanked New Jersey first responders by outfitting the Ridgefield Fire Department in New Jersey with brand-new pairs of his Under Armour shoes. The donation came days after he announced that he and his immediate family all contracted coronavirus, and while their daughters bounced back quickly, he and his wife Lauren “had a rough go at it.” He said, “I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me, too, personally as well. And I’ve gone through some doozies in the past.”

-A former children’s TV presenter in Britain has denied he is the elusive graffiti artist Banksy after a theory posted online went viral. I don’t know this guy but he looks like a Wiggle, which would make it hilarious if true.

-I adore Sarah Paulson but the trailer for Ratched on Netflix leaves me cold. Is it supposed to look like yet another season of American Horror Story?

-In celebration of #StarTrekDay, here’s the new trailer for season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery.

-Photographers discuss about what red carpets could and should look like when events return.

-Tenet did ok box office business in theatres. It’s a Nolan movie though, so the usual complaints about sound mixing remain.

-Another day, another recycled Venice outfit from Cate Blanchett.

-This is an interesting look at how the odd film festival season is going to make for an even more odd Oscar season, with indies expected to make more headway than usual.

-One Night in Miami, Regina King‘s directorial debut, premiered to unanimously positive reviews last night at the Venice Film Festival.

-Speaking of festival movies that are gaining buzz, here’s the trailer for Nomadland starring Frances McDormand.

-Netflix has dropped the Rebecca trailer, starring Lily James and Armie Hammer. It’s been a while since I read the book but isn’t the second wife supposed to be “plain”? I’m not sure James qualifies. At least Kristen Scott Thomas seems to be having a blast as Mrs. Danvers.