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Robert Pattinson Almost Lost Batman Before He Even Had It

Robert Pattinson for Time Out Magazine
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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.

Lizzo Is an Entertainer of the Year

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EW’s Entertainers of the Year include LizzoAwkwafina, Renée Zellweger, Regina King, Taika Waititi and the cast of Succession.  I love how everyone is lusting over the Jeremy Strong pic. I don’t see it as Kendall but his real life photo shoots bring a whole other energy. Also, Sarah Snook talks in her adorable real accent in the video and she so wonderfully perky and un-Shiv-like.

-Time also named Lizzo the entertainer of the year. My Spotify Wrapped rankings would agree.

-Well, it now makes more sense why Justin Timberlake broke his silence on the affair rumours long after the story had died down. According to Us Weekly, “Jessica encouraged Justin to put out his statement on Instagram because she felt embarrassed by his actions and wanted him to take accountability.” People is quoting a source who says Jessica will stand by her man: “Obviously Justin drank too much this time, but Jessica believes he didn’t cheat on her. What’s most important to her in life is her family and being the best mom to Silas. She’ll never break up her family over something like this.”

-Meanwhile, Bette Midler wants Justin Timberlake to publicly apologize to Janet Jackson. Don’t we all?

-In the Hollywood Reporter, Reese Witherspoon addresses the backlash over her sizeable paycheque for Apple’s The Morning Show. “I guarantee these companies are real smart, and if they agree to pay us, they’re doing it for a reason. They probably had a lot of lawyers and a lot of business people decide on that number because they knew that they were going to make more than that back. Does it bother people when Kobe Bryant or LeBron James make their contract?”

-The SAG nominations were announced today. It’s insane that Knives Out isn’t nominated for ensemble cast, but good on the cast of Parasite for making the cut (I finally saw that movie and holy s%$# it’s amazing).

Harvey Weinstein and his former studio have a tentative $25 million deal with his accusers. Weinstein, accused of offenses ranging from sexual harassment to rape, won’t have to apologize, admit wrongdoing or pay his own money.

-How did I miss all the GIFs of Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s penis this week? (NSFW, obvs)

-As we recover from the first half of the CW crossover (which just isn’t as fun as they usually are, right?) here’s the first trailer for the CW’s newest superhero show Stargirl, starring Luke Wilson.

-Look, I don’t even go here but why is the Star Wars cast shading Rian Johnson and The Last Jedi? He did what he had to do.

-Holy cow the trailer for Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan, looks amazing! It costars Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Alison Brie, Adam Brody and Max Greenfield.

Helen Mirren Gets Cheeky in Harper’s Bazaar

Helen Mirren The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
Zoey Grossman/Harper’s Bazaar

-In Harper’s Bazaar, Helen Mirren talks about playing a baddie in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. “Women get to play much cooler villains these days. But I’ve always had a secret ambition to play a villain in a James Bond movie.”

Justin Bieber ate a burrito sideways and everyone is very confused.

Emma Stone says that when she was doing Cabaret on Broadway, during one performance she sang so hard that both of her contacts popped out. She also revealed a disturbing side effect from wearing a corset for months while filming The Favourite: “After a month, all my organs shifted — it was gross, and if you don’t have to, don’t do it.”

Carey Mulligan talked about attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding and her husband’s gaffe during the ceremony when he thought the cameras weren’t on them. “When we were allowed to turn our phones back on we had like 15,000 messages saying ‘Marcus, you yawned on TV!'”

-All HBO programs with sex scenes will be staffed by an “intimacy coordinator” to make sure everyone stays safe and respected during filming. That job title would make for really interesting dinner party introductions…

-I gave up on Riverdale ages ago, but I’m definitely going to tune in next week to watch the kids play their parents in the 80’s-set episode, “The Midnight Club.”

Ellen likes to scare her guests on a regular week, but she really ramps it up the week before Halloween. She got Diddy with Pennywise, and she sent her producer and Chrissy Teigen to a haunted house. (I love how he keeps using her as a human shield.)

-That “significant” character that Modern Family has been teasing about dying for over a month turned out to be not so significant after all… and fans are not impressed.

-I think all interviews with TV stars should include forcing them to watch their onscreen kisses and give a running commentary on them. This is delightful!

-Speaking of delightful interviews, Phoebe Robinson talked about being in Croatia to shoot the Netflix romcom Ibiza, and meeting Julia Roberts because her husband was the director of photography for the movie. When Julia found out she couldn’t swim, she took it upon herself to teach her.

Jason Sudeikis with long hair is kind of working for me…

-There’s a Clueless reboot in the works from the writers of Girls Trip and Glow.

John Mayer estimates he slept with 500 women. Is that a lot for a rock star?

-This is a really great interview with Steven Yeun, formerly of The Walking Dead and currently getting huge buzz for his role in Burning.

Liam Neeson plays a snowplow driver who seeks revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son in the Cold Pursuit trailer.

Natalie Portman plays a pop star in the trailer for Vox Lux.