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Matthew McConaughey’s a Family Man for People

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Matthew McConaughey is promoting his new memoir, but the interviews he’s giving aren’t making me want to rush out and buy it. On parenthood, he tells People “The only thing I ever knew I wanted to be was a father. And it’s remained the pinnacle for me. Being a dad was always my only dream. I can’t think of anything being more important” and says of his marriage to Camila Alves: “I can tell you this: I’m happy and confident to say our kids do not question the love we have in our family”. Look man, ya gotta give us something more, especially because Mariah Carey just delivered such juiciness.

-I see we’re at that tedious point of the gossip cycle where every recent interview with Lily James is being combed over for clues to her relationship with Dominic West. Goodie.

-Meanwhile, West’s camp is trying to spin it that he’s just a big teddy bear who likes to get touchy-feely with his friends. Mmmhmmm.

Bella Hadid is dating Jack Nicholson’s grandson and everyone’s saying he looks like John Mayer, but I’m seeing Billie Joe Armstrong?

-Despite the TV industry being awash in “un-renewals” for shows we actually want to come back, they keep reviving shows no one wants. Case in point: Dexter is coming back, with Michael C. Hall reprising the main role.

-Also, as soon as the news broke, a writer on the original series tweeted: “That time I was on a show with a male lead and I’d recommended 2 women directors for upcoming episodes and the showrunner never responded so I mentioned it again and he literally screamed at me, ‘A WOMAN WILL NEVER DIRECT THIS SHOW, OKAY?'”

-Speaking of reboots, one of the stars of the new Charmed show, Sarah Jeffery, criticized Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan of the original series for publicly disparaging the new version. Combs then responded and it’s, um, not great.  Meanwhile, Jeffery says Charmed OG Shannen Doherty has been nothing but kind.

-A wave of stars quit the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen earlier this year after reckoning with racism, pay disparity, and a toxic work culture. Now there’s a trailer featuring a lot of new faces.

-Meanwhile, former Test Kitchen star Sohla El-Waylly was interviewed by E. Alex Jung and the result is a scorcher of a profile.  “The fact is Brad [Leone]’s show did do very well. For some reason, people like watching a big dumb white guy. But why? What does that say about the audience? Why do you want to watch this incompetent white man when we have one in the fucking Oval Office?”

-This is a great profile on Pedro Pascal, who says to play the villain in Wonder Woman 1984 he turned his script into a pop-art scrapbook. One page features Max surrounded by text bubbles into which he wrote over and over again, ‘You are a f*cking piece of shit’.

-Here’s the first trailer for This Is Us’ two-hour season premiere, which airs Oct 27.

Cardi B accidentally shared a topless photo on Instagram, and doesn’t seem to bothered by it: “It is what it is. S–t happens. F–k it, it’s not even the first time. I mean, I used to f—ing be a stripper so whatever. Ay, Dios mío.”

-Meanwhile, there’s talk that Cardi and Nicki Minaj are putting their beef behind them and coming together for a collab. This is the miracle 2020 needs!

-Also something we need: Ariana Grande‘s next album, which she says is coming this month.

James Van Der Beek took to Instagram to explain why he packed up his family and moved to Texas: “In the last ten months, we’ve had two late-term pregnancy losses, each of which put @vanderkimberly in the hospital, we spent Christmas break thinking she had a tumor (the doctor was wrong, thank god), a business colleague I hired hijacked the project and stabbed me in the back, I was prematurely booted off a reality dancing show I was favored to win in front of the whole world, and my mom died.” Yeah, that’ll do it.

Cate Blanchett interviewed her idol, photographer Gregory Crewdson, about his latest exhibit, which blends the nostalgia of an Edward Hopper painting with some of America’s thorniest issues.

Jason Momoa is back in Toronto shooting his Apple show and I love that sightings of him are all over social.

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha star in the new trailer for Amazon’s Christmas romance Sylvie’s Love. This was a huge hit at Sundance so I’m very happy it’ll be streaming instead of at theatres.

-The trailer for Hillbilly Elegy starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close dropped today, and Twitter was quick to eviscerate it, calling it “conservative poverty porn” and comparing it to indie film spoofs.

Zendaya Is Stunning In InStyle

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Zendaya covers the September issue of InStyle, styled by Law Roach and wearing Pyer Moss, Hanifa, Romeo Hunte and Christopher John Rogers. Roach said he only used clothing, shoes and jewels from black designers for the shoot.

In the story, Zendaya talks to Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors about her activism. “I’m an actress, but I’m also just a person who has a heart and wants to do the right thing.”

-Zendaya’s rumoured boyfriend Jacob Elordi is interviewed in Variety, and talked about not yet seeing Kissing Booth 2, and the attention surrounding Deep Water costars Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas (“I feel so bad for them. Let them walk their bloody dog”).

-E! News is reporting that Jennifer Garner has split from John Miller after almost 2 years together. In (possibly related?) other news, she was spotted hanging out with Alias costar Bradley Cooper and his daughter on a beach in Malibu. (This is a much better rumour than the one about Bradley dating Anna Wintour, which is somehow circulating again.)

-Meanwhile, Bradley was spotted grabbing dinner with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio.

-In a clip for the new season of Selling Sunset, Chrishell Stause reveals This Is Us star Justin Hartley told her via text that he had filed for divorce. “I found out because he texted me that we were filed. Forty-five minutes later, the world knew … I talked to him right after ‘cause I thought that must be a joke, but that was kind of the end of the communication.”

Jason Momoa had wife Lisa Bonet‘s old Mustang restored. I can’t tell if this is just an elaborate ad for Ford or not, but it’s sweet enough that I can’t seem to bring myself to care.

George and Amal Clooney have donated $100k to Lebanese charities helping provide aid in Beirut.

-I’m very bummed that High Fidelity starring Zoe Kravitz has been canceled after just one season.

-Three of Bon Appétit’s Test Kitchen stars of color are departing the video channel after failed contract negotiations. Priya Krishna, Rick Martinez, and Sohla El-Waylly will no longer be in Test Kitchen videos, they announced on Instagram. How do you have a very public reckoning with how your treat your non-white employees, and STILL try to lowball them? Krishna mentioned in her statement: “Some of my colleagues in the test kitchen have been publicly supportive but privately complicit, even helping to interview BIPOC video candidates they know will be underpaid.”

-Amazon has ordered a TV adaptation of A League of Their Own, co-created by and starring Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson. Great, now do Pitch!

Taylor Swift has confirmed that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively‘s daughter’s name is Betty, which I like a lot.

Keke Palmer is set to host the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards at the end of the month. I wish covid didn’t mess this up by making the show more subdued than it usually is, cause she deserves a big moment.

-Music producer Detail, who has worked with Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez, was arrested and charged with 15 counts of sexual assault and five additional felony assault-related charges.

-This is huge, great news: Candyman’s Nia DaCosta will direct the Captain Marvel sequel.

-What’s going on with YouTubers this week? First Jake Paul’s house is raided by the FBI, and now Alan and Alex Stokes have been arrested and charged with felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor swatting.

Bella Hadid called out cops who weren’t wearing masks.

-It seems the racists can’t tolerate even mainstream darling Oprah finally calling out white privilege.

-This is a very good point about all of the celebrities who are posting support for Ellen Degeneres: their posts sound like they came from a digital media kit. The fact that so many of them reference exact amounts of what she’s contributed to charity is suspicious.

-The release date for Bill & Ted 3 has been moved again — this time up a week. Makes sense, as the following week is suddenly looking busy with Tenet and Mulan duking it out in what is sure to be a very closely watched battle pitting theatres vs streaming.

-A teaser is out for A24’s Zola, a thriller born from a Twitter thread about a Hooters waitress who meets a girl who asks if she wants to make some extra money stripping, and then they end up on a roadtrip to Florida that involves prostitution, pimps, a bipolar boyfriend, kidnapping, and murder. It is a master class in storytelling.

-Also, A24 correcting People’s headline about the teaser is priceless.

-As if she hasn’t given us enough with Black is King, Beyonce also posted three new photos today on Instagram.

Nicole Kidman, Bobby Cannavale and Melissa McCarthy are set to star in Hulu’s limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, which is based on Liane Moriarty’s latest book.

-HBO has shared the first teaser trailer for David E. Kelley and Susanne Bier’s The Undoing, starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman.

-Showtime has debuted the first clip for Bryan Cranston’s limited legal drama Your Honor.

-A trip to meet the parents becomes a horror show in the trailer for Charlie Kaufman‘s i’m thinking of ending things.

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Victim of Suspected Hate Crime

-People are awful. Empire star Jussie Smollett was has been hospitalized after a horrific attack. He was walking down the street when two men reportedly approached him, started harassing him with homophobic slurs, put a rope around his neck, threw bleach on him and screamed “This is MAGA country.” The FBI has now taken over the case after it was confirmed the actor received an earlier threat.

-Hollywood is rallying around Smollett and calling for justice.

-Slope scares: Gwyneth Paltrow is being sued for allegedly causing injuries to a doctor after he said she crashed into him while skiing.

-Ellen staged a mini Friends reunion with Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox.

-In a new podcast, Thora Birch said she wants American Beauty fans to see past the “stain” of Kevin Spacey. “It shouldn’t be on the film. Who’s to blame? It’s Kevin. It doesn’t have anything to do with American Beauty.” K, but it’s still a terrible movie that has NOT aged well.

-This Bradley Cooper interaction with comedian Luenell at the SAGs made me like him a lot more than I did.

-Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan reveals she’s been secretly married to Jason Ralph for years. Is it a secret or did people just not care?

-No really though, how many wedding celebrations are Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra gonna have??

-F*ck Jake Gyllenhaal.

-Every time I see another clip from Bohemian Rhapsody, I get more angry. And I still haven’t watched it! I wanted to see all the nominated films before the Oscars but I don’t think I can do this one. I’ll end up setting the theatre on fire. Why are the SO. MANY. CUTS.

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid will be reportedly be subpoenaed over their Fyre Festival payments. I’m not surprised. Watching the documentaries, it was very strange how the “influencers” were just let off the hook.

Richard E Grant fangirling over Babs a delight. I saw Can You Ever Forgive Me? last weekend and I would totally be ok with him winning the Supporting Actor Oscar.

-God, I’m so here for the Zombieland sequel.

Tessa Thompson announced Time’s Up’s 4% challenge, which aims to boost the number of women directing top Hollywood films.

-That “leaked” list of supposed Grammy winners is fake. So you’ll have to tune in on Feb 10 and pretend that those awards are still relevant just like the rest of us.

-Suits may be ending, but the goddess Gina Torres is getting her own spinoff. Here’s the trailer.