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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.

Chris Evans Decks His Dog in Knives Out Sweater

Chris Evans’ Christmas tweet won the internet this week.

-Actress Janina Gavankar says she took Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s adorable holiday photo — and slammed the Daily Mail for photoshopping it.

Drake went on a podcast and didn’t hold back. He talked about why he waited so long to confirm the existence of his son (“To be honest with you, I did a DNA test for my son and it came back to us and it said the DNA test got ruined in transit and they couldn’t be 100 percent sure that that was my son or not. I was in a really weird pending situation where I didn’t want to go tell the world that that was my son and it wasn’t”), and says he had a “moment of hesitation” about collaborating with Chris Brown because he didn’t want Rihanna to “feel disrespected.”

-He also dropped a new single on Christmas Eve.

Rachel Bilson and Bill Hader were spotted spending the holidays together — and I kind of love it! Surprised that he’s only two years older than her, too.

-Speaking of romantic Christmases, Taylor Swift spent the holidays with Joe Alwyn in England.

-Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey is having a not great holiday week after she was sued by her former nanny, who claims the singer fired her in retaliation for complaining about pay and hours.

Evan Rachel Wood really, really hated Cats. She’s not the only one — it’s only grossed $15 million in its first 6 days, despite costing $90M+.

-I haven’t seen it yet but is this an actual clip from the movie? Because HOLY. SHIT.  (Also, I love reading all the bemused tweets about the film from people who work in vfx.)

-The film was so rushed that director Tom Hopper was still editing it on the afternoon of the premiere — and it shows. The studio is rushing a new cut to theatres, presumably one in which Judi Dench’s human hands/wedding ring aren’t visible.

-Not surprisingly, the studio has pulled the film from awards contention.

-Also, remember the Sony leak when Hopper kept emailing Amy Pascal and she kept making excuses about why he couldn’t direct her movies because she thinks he’s “a staggering asshole.”

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth finalized their divorce this week.

Kumail Nanjiani‘s trainer talked about the intense workouts/diets he undertook to gain those muscles for his new Marvel movie, and it all sounds miserable.

Jake Gyllenhaal is in John Mulaney‘s new children’s special on Netflix and if this clip is any indication, he gives an awesome unhinged performance.

Kevin Spacey is back at it. He posted yet another bizarre holiday video as his House of Cards character.

-Meanwhile, another Spacey accuser has died of apparent suicide.

-Director Edgar Wright made a Spotify playlist of his 50 favourite songs of the year and it’s pretty great.

-I will never get tired of watching Oscar Isaac using interviews to push for a Finn & Poe romance.

-The showrunner of The Affair, Sarah Treem, wrote an essay to defend her side, but by saying that she worked for years trying to make Ruth Wilson more comfortable on set, she basically admits that Ruth Wilson spent years being uncomfortable on her set.

-I’m surprised people are debating the ending of Little Women. The person in question definitely gets married.

-The cast of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina seem to have fun together.

-Now Pierce Brosnan is praising Trump? Ugh.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner‘s essay on Luke Perry is a lovely read.

Cardi B showed off her new house on Instagram and it is ginormous.

Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery and Henry Goldman get criminal in the new trailer for The Gentlemen.

Halle Berry Shows Off Killer Abs

Halle Berry is 53 and she’s bragging about having abs for the first time, which I’m going to think about every time I feel like bailing on the gym.

Miley Cyrus is on vocal rest after undergoing surgery, so expect her IG stories to be 76% less problematic than usual.

-Season two of YOU premieres on Netflix on Dec 26, so you can avoid your family this holiday season by being conflicted about your feelings for a serial killer.

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans did an Actors on Actors interview, in which they talked about Avengers, A Marriage Story, Knives Out and Scorsese’s comments about Marvel.

-Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman suggested Scorsese’s timing of his comments is suspect. “You’ve got to think about when he’s saying it. He’s saying it when he’s possibly campaigning for an award. He’s saying it at a time when he’s making a Netflix movie, so that’s how eyes get on his film, and it’s not going to be in the cinemas—it’s not going to be seen the best way.”

-NPR’s Linda Holmes has assembled a guide to more than 60 new holiday movies coming to TV this season. She’s doing god’s work.

-A mini-Mad Man reunion: Jon Hamm attended TV daughter Kiernan Shipka’s birthday party.

Andrew Scott (aka Hot Priest) is looking sinful in the new issue of British GQ.

-In other Fleabag-related news, Victoria Beckham, Olivia Colman, Nigella Lawson, Roxane Gay, Maya Rudolph and more got to ask Phoebe Waller-Bridge some questions about her work.

Drake was booed off stage at LA music festival this weekend when he showed up as the surprise guest. Between this and the Don Cherry news, Canada is really have A DAY.

T.I.‘s daughter has unfollowed him and her family. After his comments last week about her hymen, this seems like a solid choice.

Beanie Feldstein‘s comedy How to Build a Girl (which I really liked at TIFF) was bought by IFC.

-10 days after AppleTV Plus launched, the head of scripted programming is leaving. Peak streaming is going fine, guys.

-Meanwhile, Disney+ launches tomorrow, and no one seems to know what to do. (I’m sure millions of people downloading an app and logging in for the first time all at once will go incredibly smoothly.)

-The order of the rankings on these types of lists always bug me, but overall The AV Club’s compilation of the 100 best shows of the 2010s is pretty spot on.

-Have you read Daisy Jones & the Six yet? Get on it before Amazon’s adapted series comes out.

-I love that Blumhouse is doing so well, but man all of their movie trailers give me the scares. Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Michael Peña, and Portia Doubleday star in Fantasy Island.