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Taylor Swift Continues To Be A Content Machine

-Has anyone been more productive during this pandemic than Taylor Swift? She announced this morning that she has re-recorded her entire Fearless album which has 26 songs, including 6 never before released songs from the vault. She’s releasing a new version of Love Story at midnight.

Meghan Markle scored a big win today. A judge ruled in her favour, saying the Mail On Sunday invaded her privacy by publishing a private letter from her to her father.

Shia LaBeouf denies “each and every allegation” in FKA twigs‘ domestic abuse lawsuit against him. LaBeouf’s attorneys also requested that she be required to pay his legal costs, because of course they did.

-Vanity Fair’s fascinating new story on the Hillsong church reveal that the scandal is bigger than one fame-obsessed pastor.

-Speaking of new stories, take it with a grain of salt but DeuxMoi is now posting blinds about the LA Times’ story on Armie Hammer being killed because it got too complicated (but that another outlet may be working on something).

-Meanwhile, Page Six claims Hammer allegedly gave Jessica Ciencin Henriquez the big bruise she posted on Instagram during their brief summer romance.

Emma Caulfield and Clare Kramer are the latest Buffy alums to support Charisma Carpenter‘s statement calling out Joss Whedon‘s on-set abuse. It’s been a day and the male actors who’ve worked with Whedon have remained conspicuously silent. (Some of their reputations may hint at why.)  The only guy who seems to have addressed it so far is Anthony Head, who played Giles. He told a morning show he had no idea and felt like he “let down” his costars: “I have been up most of the night just running through my memories thinking ‘What did I miss?’. This is not a man saying ‘I didn’t see it so it didn’t happen’. I am gutted, I’m seriously gutted because one of my memories, my fondest memory was the fact that it was so empowering.”

-This is a good piece on Ryan Reynolds and his side-hustle prowess.

-Much like everyone calls Anne Hathaway “Annie,” Katherine Heigl says everyone in her life calls her “Katie.” “No one calls me Katherine…It helps me separate my work from me.”

Rihanna has recognized that we’re all into sweatpants over luxury fashion right now. She and LVMH made the decision to put the ready-to-wear Fenty division on hold.

-In Variety’s latest Directors on Directors interview, Ben Affleck asked David Fincher about why he makes actors go through a “relentless” amount of takes.

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s long-delayed new season will be its last.

-Here’s the first look of Jodie Turner-Smith as one of the most famous figures in history, Tudor Queen Anne Boleyn.

-This is an excellent feature on The Shining’s reclusive star Shelley Duvall.

-On today’s earning call, Disney said Black Widow is still intended for a theatrical release, but they’ll be watching “very, very closely” to see if consumer behavior changes.

-Yesterday I asked what it would take for Disney to fire Gina Carano from The Mandalorian. Apparently, it was social media posts comparing the treatment of Republicans to Jews in Nazi Germany. Lucasfilms called her posts “abhorrent and unacceptable” and her talent agency, UTA, also dumped her.

Morgan Wallen posted a 5-minute video to fans, saying he’s 9 days sober after his N-word outburst.

Kevin Hart’s personal shopper got a little too personal — he allegedly spent more than $1 million buying himself luxury goods using the star’s credit cards.

Chris Harrison has apologized for comments he made during a recent interview with former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay. “I now realize I have done is cause harm by wrongly speaking in a manner that perpetuates racism and for that I am so deeply sorry.”

Dolly Parton will reunite with her 9-to-5 costars when she guests on Grace and Frankie.

-Vulture says Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar is weirdo cinema all the way, filled with non sequiturs, oblique cutaways, and an impressive level of commitment to the bit from its stars. I’m so curious about this one…

-Here’s the first trailer for HBO Max’s Generation, a new teen drama produced by Lena Dunham​.

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas: Rubbish or Reconciling?

-The latest on the BenAna split: Page Six is reporting that Ana de Armas has been looking at rental homes in Los Angeles, which throws their official line about wanting to live different places into doubt. Their source claims they broke up because she wants kids and he wasn’t willing to commit to it.

-I’m not sure how amicable it all can be when Ben Affleck had de Armas’ life-size cardboard cutout tossed in the trash in full view of the paparazzi.

-Still, sources are claiming a reconciliation is entirely possible.

-Meanwhile, these are clearly breakup bangs.

Dua Lipa is sorry that her random emoji smashing made everyone think she’s pregnant.

Miley Cyrus overshared in a new interview, offering her opinion on penises: “It’s good if it can just get in and go away, because I don’t want it eyeing me up. That’s truly how I feel…Everyone knows that tits are prettier than balls.”

-All five seasons of the original Muppet Show is coming to Disney+, including two seasons that have never been released on home video.

-It’s kind of wild to me that Freaks and Geeks is going to air on Hulu with the show’s original soundtrack. That must have been an insane music licensing deal. I guess that’s one way for 80s bands to keep making money.

-Tonight’s episode of This Is Us has been postponed due to covid production delays.

-Supermodel Stephanie Seymour‘s son has died at age 24. Harry Brant passed away from an accidental overdose of prescription medication on Sunday, according to a statement from his family. His parents say he was just “days away” from rehab.

Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster hopped on a Zoom call to reminisce about Silence of the Lambs, and talk about his new movie The Father.

Meghan Markle’s legal team went to court today to seek a “summary judgment” against the Mail on Sunday.

-Tiger King’s Joe Exotic has a stretch limo waiting for him outside his prison, convinced that Trump is going to pardon him today.

Lil Wayne is also reportedly expecting a pardon.

-This is a great interview with a bunch of late-night show writers on what it was like trying to wring humour from Trump’s actions over the past four years. “It’s like drinking poison: How much poison can I make myself drink today?”

Josh Duhamel is in talks to replace Armie Hammer in that Jennifer Lopez movie.

-Cheetos is teasing its new Super Bowl ad with Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

-I couldn’t get into the new Saved by the Bell reboot, but people seem to love it so I’m glad it’s been renewed for a second season.

Here are 10 times when Dolly Parton made the world a better place.

-The trailer for the second Euphoria special episode focuses on Jules. It drops this weekend.

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas Split

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have split up . It’s a holiday in the US, which makes it a good day to try to slip this news under the radar. Still, the People quotes from sources are pretty supportive of both sides, and yet she’s been officially positioned as the dumper and he’s the dumpee. I wonder how they worked that out.

Armie Hammer has apologized after his finsta leaked and it included a post that showed an unidentified woman in lingerie on her hands and knees on a hotel bed, whom he referred to as ‘Miss Cayman.’ He issued a statement to the Cayman Compass: “I would like to clarify that the person in my video, which was stolen from my private Instagram, is not Miss Cayman.” First of all, if he posted it to Instagram it’s not exactly “stolen.” Secondly, *this* is what he feels the need to apologize about?! I gotta hope he’s just getting warmed up.

-This is a good take on how the cannibalism accusations are the least disturbing in this saga. His last girlfriend said she checked herself into a 30-day partial hospitalization program designed to treat PTSD and trauma following their 2-month relationship last year. I also liked this thread about how damaging it is for him to say he prefers rough sex but stopped wanting it with his wife because that’s the mother of his children and he grew to respect her too much.

-He was also reportedly fantasizing about sex during BLM protests, so it just gets better and better.

Michael B. Jordan and Lori Harvey look like they’re having a blast on vacation. Are paps just hanging out in St. Barts or….?

-I don’t watch Batwoman but according to critics, the show isn’t really feeling the loss of Ruby Rose‘s departure. They’re loving Javicia Leslie, who took over the leading role in last night’s episode.

Gwyneth Paltrow‘s ‘vagina’ candle reportedly exploded in a UK woman’s home, which was a gift for headline writers today.

Dua Lipa, I really like you, but we’re not doing this trend again, mmm-kay?

Kate Winslet said she learned to free dive and breath-hold for her role in Avatar: “We might be down for between three and a half and four minutes on any take. But that’s not my longest breath-hold. My longest was seven minutes and 14 seconds. Absolute truth.”

Kylie Jenner tried to show off her massive walk-in shower and all anyone could focus on was her terrible water pressure.

Justin Timberlake finally confirmed that he and Jessica Biel had another baby. His name is Phinneas.

-Oh god, please tell me Tiffany Haddish is not spreading covid conspiracy theories??

-A source tells People that Kim Kardashian and Kayne West have given up going to marriage counseling.

-The guy who played Christopher on Girlmore Girls denied rumours that he attended the Capitol insurrection — but he seemed to support it.

Matthew McConaughey talked cancel culture with Jordan Peterson. Jordan Freakin’ Peterson?!? That’s a bridge too far for me.

-Have you watched Promising Young Woman yet? My favourite part of it is how it weaponizes its casting by using actors who are known for playing nice guys on TV.

Bow Wow played a packed indoor concert in Houston. Can you imagine risking your life…for Bow Wow?!?

Trevor Noah and Minka Kelly, who have been dating for five months, are moving into a $27.5 million mansion.

Romeo Beckham looks so much like his mom Victoria on the cover of Luomo Vogue.

Zack Snyder’s cut of Justice League is going to be a 4-hour movie on HBO Max, not a 4-hour miniseries. Twitter seems to think this is a big deal, but I continue to care a negative amount about this entire project.

Matt Damon has joined the cast of Thor: Love and Thunder. There’s no word if he’s got a bigger role than the cameo he made in Ragnarok.

-I like these predictions about how TV may soon change. Moving late-night shows to prime time seems like a no-brainer.

-Here’s the trailer for the new series The Equalizer, premiering after the Super Bowl. I’m not really into CBS shows, but I *am* into watching Queen Latifah being an ass-kicking vigilante.

Nicolas Cage fights killer animatronics in the first trailer for Willy’s Wonderland.