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Ana de Armas Gets Her Turn

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-I was actually surprised by the lack of coverage Ana de Armas was getting after her scene-stealing performance in Knives Out, so it’s great to see her land a Vanity Fair cover story. (Written by Sloane Crosley, no less!)

-In her new Variety cover story, Kerry Washington talks steering her own career after Scandal, and tackling the challenge of Little Fires Everywhere.

-If you can ignore the weird flourishes from the author, this is a good NYT interview with Ben Affleck on his struggle to stay sober.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday party on February 19, citing “commitments.” Is it because they’re committed to not celebrating a possible sex offender?

Justin Bieber got emotional while talking about protecting Billie Eilish. She posted the video on IG, with images of her old bedroom adorned with his posters.

-Meanwhile, Billie says she’s stopped reading comments on her social posts because they were “ruining” her life. Smart cookie.

Britney Spears‘ Womanizer video from 2008 is suddenly and inexplicably one of YouTube’s most viewed videos — and no one knows why.

-This is a good piece on how The Flash hired its first black showrunner in season six, and it’s finally acknowledging that Iris is black. “I feel more comfortable bringing up concerns that I have, and I feel like those concerns are received and listened to a little differently,” Candice Patton says, adding that she’s addressed longstanding issues like the way in which her skin was lit during scenes or having access to artists equipped to style her hair and do her makeup.

-I tend to not love celeb couple ads, but Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr‘s Cascade commercial is very cute and I want them to have all the success in the world so let’s just allow it.

Dwayne Wade was on GMA today and talked about daughter Zaya: “I knew that I had to check myself. I have been a person in the locker room who has been part of the conversation that has said the wrong phrases and wrong words…As I got older and watched my daughter grow, I had to go look at myself in the mirror and say: Who are you?”

Jameela Jamil‘s boyfriend James Blake has jumped to her defense.

Stephanie Beatriz cried while meeting Dan Levy on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show, and praised his impact on the queer community. Then he praised hers. Then everyone was crying and it was all very adorable.

-I haven’t really loved Vanity Fair’s Lie Detector test segments because most of the questions are such softballs but the Noah Centineo and Lana Condor one is actually great — mostly because they lie.

-First Alison Brie alluded to it on Reddit, and now Yvette Nicole Brown is hinting at a Community movie on Twitter.

-We’re already talking about next year’s possible Oscar contenders? Settle down, Hollywood.

Jessie J and Channing Tatum having impromptu dance parties to Sam Smith songs is very cute.

-Congrats to Patti Murin and Colin Donnell, who are expecting their first kid. I love them both even though I don’t think I watch anything they’re actually in.

-The Fug Girls have written a follow up to The Royal We and why are they starting the promo tour so early when it doesn’t come out until July? The wait is going to be torture.

-Pete Davidson plays a grown ass man who hangs out with a 16-year-old kid in the trailer for Big Time Adolescence.

-Here’s the trailer for the Apple+ revival of Steven Spielberg‘s anthology series Amazing Stories.

Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Weaver escape their lives in the first trailer for HBO’s Run, produced by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones. Weaver plays a woman living a humdrum existence who one day gets a text from an old flame inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact.

Mae Martin created and stars in Netflix’s Feel Good, a semi-autobiographical exploration of love, addiction, and sexuality that critics are loving.

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 Covers Rolling Stone

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-Now this is a cover! In Lizzo‘s Rolling Stone interview, she talks about being a body-positive role model: “I’ve come to terms with body dysmorphia and evolved. The body-positive movement is doing the same thing. We’re growing together, and it’s growing pains, but I’m just glad that I’m attached to something so organic and alive.”

-In happy news, Channing Tatum and Jessie J have officially reunited.

-In unhappy news, Lena Waithe and wife Alana Mayo have split just two months after announcing their marriage — and the rumours around the breakup are messy. There’s chatter that Waithe was buying Instagram models expensive gifts, and talk that she was spotted looking cozy at the Golden Globes with Cynthia Erivo.

-Ousted Grammy CEO Deborah Dugan is not going down without a fight. She appeared on the Today Show with some explosive allegations, including vote fixing and sexual harassment. She’s also suing the Recording Academy. Did I mention the Grammys are this Sunday?

John Krasinski had a sweet Office reunion.

Tina Fey is creating a movie adaptation of her Broadway musical Mean Girls — which started as a movie to begin with.

-Ever since I saw that episode of Succession set at the Davos World Economic Forum, I’ve assumed it was a week filled with weird rich people doing weird rich people things. This video of Julianne Hough receiving an orgasmic physical therapy treatment is doing nothing to change my mind.

-Despite our wishful thinking, it doesn’t seem like there’s much going on between A$AP Rocky and Rihanna.

Brad Pitt says he can no longer remember the first rule of Fight Club — which is why he’s talking to the press about Fight Club.

Grimes has created social media accounts for her unborn baby with Elon Musk and posted a clip of a 3D baby speaking directly into the camera about a impending apocalypse. God, I’d love to see her baby shower registry.

Angelina Jolie has signed on to produce a BBC Show designed to help kids spot fake news.

-I love that Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz is big enough to be on Fallon!

-After leaving her nine-year relationship with Austin Butler, Vanessa Hudgens appears to be moving on with LA Laker Kyle Kuzma.

-A sequel to Marvel’s billion-dollar-grossing Captain Marvel is officially in the works, and the studio is looking for a female director.

Gwyneth Paltrow seems as embarrassed by her vagina candle as we are.

-Oh boy. Oprah‘s problematic book club pick keeps picking up steam. American Dirt is being made into a film by problematic Clint Eastwood‘s production company and written by the screenwriter of the problematic Blood Diamond.

Anne Hathaway plays a journalist in trouble in the trailer for The Last Thing He Ever Wanted, an adaptation of the Joan Didion novel.

-I was home sick today so I got to watch Noah Centineo on Kelly & Ryan this morning. Which was perfect timing because I had just watched the new trailer for PS I Still Love You eleven times in a row.  The John Ambrose casting is really good; Jordan Fisher might actually be charming enough to give Peter Kavinsky a run for his money.