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Stars Shine at Oscar After-Parties

-Once again, I liked a lot of celebs’ after-party looks more than their Oscar red carpet choices, including Gal Gadot’s, Florence Pugh’s, Greta Gerwig’s and Billie Eilish’s (who hung out with Timothee Chalamet). Other stellar after party looks included Hunter Schafer, Tessa Thompson, Rihanna, and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Adele also showed up to an after-party and she was barely recognizable. I mean, I hope she’s happy and healthy but this is drastic.

-ICYMI: here are our picks for Oscars’ best and worst dressed.

-I’m still in (happy) shock that Parasite won last night. The ranked ballot (which only applies to the Best Picture category) certainly helped; lots of people would have had to choose it as their top pick, but a lot of people would have had to have it as their 2nd or 3rd choice.

-I’m still not sold on the Parasite TV series, but this is intriguing.

Bong Joon Ho apologized to the Oscar engravers: “I’m so sorry for the hard work, there’s too many.” As Linda Holmes pointed out, this guy spent the awards season giving a master class on how to appear “humble-but-aloof, grateful-but-not-thirsty, honored-but-not-waiting-for-your-approval.”

-This is actually quite sweet. Shia LaBeouf was offered to present an Oscar. He said he would do it if he could share that moment with his Peanut Butter Falcon co-star Zach Gottsagen.

Camila Morrone attended the Oscars with bf Leonardo DiCaprio — and she wore a wedding dress.

-With the revelation that Brad Pitt likes Letterkenny, paired with him recently telling Marc Maron that he’s watched his comedy series multiple times, I’m now picturing him sitting at home and watching quirky, under-the-radar comedies all day.

-The Oscars telecast reached an all-time low rating, dropping sharply from last year. It did much better in Canada (proportionally).

-The night before the Oscars was the Spirit Awards, where Laura Dern was serenaded with her own song.

-Also at the Spirit Awards, Noah Baumbach thanked Adam Sandler for helping to fund his films.

Penn Badgley and wife Domino Kirke are expecting their first child together, and revealed they had suffered two miscarriages in a row.

Janet Jackson just announced a new tour. I don’t usually hit up stadium shows, but I saw her on the Unbreakable tour and she was amazing.

BeyoncĂ© is working on something new and it somehow involves her mother’s art.

Chris Pratt got salty on Twitter. What would Jesus say?

-This is a great deep-dive into the trajectory of Margot Robbie, who’s managed to change her Hollywood destiny by becoming a producer.

Bill Nye dancing to Lizzo on the runway at New York Fashion Week is the purest thing you’ll see all week.

Mulan got a new trailer:

Robert Pattinson Almost Lost Batman Before He Even Had It

Robert Pattinson for Time Out Magazine
Time Out/Andy Parsons

Robert Pattinson is in the new issue of Time Out, in which he talks about almost losing Batman because news leaked that he was up for it (“I hadn’t even done the audition. It’s just nerve-wracking because I was really excited about it and you think: really, is this how I’m going to lose this role? It’s the most annoying circumstances to lose something”), and being surprised by blowback when he said Batman wasn’t a superhero because he has no powers (“People got very angry about it. It’s bizarre. I still can’t understand the argument. Okay, he’s a superhero, I’m sorry!”).

-A U.S. prosecutor said Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein. Buckingham Palace issued a “no comment” response.

-The Daily Mail is claiming that Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that she’ll hold the first sit-down interview with Meghan Markle since she and Prince Harry quit the Royal family, but if you watch the clip, that’s not what she said. It sounded more like “I’d be excited [if that happened].” If there is an eventual interview, my money is on Oprah, who was at their wedding.

-Also, did William and Kate authorize the Daily Mail to use copyright photos of their kids even though Harry and Meghan are currently suing the publication? This is so messy.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan have settled their custody agreement. He also tangled with some trolls on Insta.

-Celebrities took to social media yesterday to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant.

-This is a great profile of Parasite director Bong Joon Ho. He talks about drawing all his own storyboards for his movies (“When I go on set without a storyboard, I feel like I’m in central station in only my underwear”), and how he can’t see himself being able to step into a big studio production (“For me to feel safe, I have to start the project, build everything up, one by one, and see it to the complete finish. I really admire directors who can easily do superhero movies and big-budget films”).

Lukas Haas reached out to Vulture’s Hunter Harris (who is a must-follow on Twitter) to talk about his new song because he really liked what she wrote about him in Widows last year, and she kept asking him if he was the king of the Pussy Posse. Bless her.

-I thought I had watched all of Glee but I must have missed the last season cause I don’t remember Billie Eilish‘s brother Finneas being on it at all. But here he is!

-The Turning, a new horror movie starring Mackenzie Davis and Finn Wolfhard, has a ending so terrible that it’s getting an unheard of “F” Cinemascore from audiences.

-Can Adam Driver host SNL every week? His episode was the best in a long time, including this reprisal of Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss.

-The Grammys red carpet was especially underwhelming this year, no?

-Meanwhile, the Roc Nation brunch managed to have more star power than the Grammys.

-The first films to be getting buzz at Sundance include a romcom from The Lonely Island crew called Palm Springs starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti, Carey Mulligan‘s revenge pic Promising Young Woman, and Alison Brie‘s trippy Horse Girl, which she says she wrote based on her own history of mental-health issues.

-Speaking of Carey Mulligan, she thinks Oscar voters should prove they’ve watched all the eligible films. “I wonder if the system works in terms of getting sent 100 screeners. Maybe you shouldn’t be allowed to vote unless you can prove you’ve seen every single one. There should be a test. The films that did get left out are indisputably brilliant. I’m talking about Hustlers, Little Women and The Farewell.” She’s not wrong.

Chris Evans, Rachel Dratch and John Krasinski try out a Boston accent for Hyundai’s Super Bowl commercial.

Steve Carell plays a Democrat strategist who helps a retired veteran (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small, conservative town in the trailer for Irresistible.