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Victoria Beckham Explains Why She Doesn’t Want a Spice Girls Reunion

Victoria Beckham covers Vogue Australia

Victoria Beckham looks amazing in the pages of Vogue Australia (though I’m not sold on the flesh-coloured bandeau). In the interview, she talks about why she doesn’t want to do a Spice Girls reunion (“I always wanted to do fashion, so I was lucky that music was never my main passion. For the other girls it was”) and why she left the group in the first place (“I remember sitting very near to the front [at an Elton John concert] and looking at him singing those songs he’d sung time after time, year after year, and his passion and his enjoyment was incredible, even after all that time. And a few nights later, I was on stage at Madison Square Garden with the Spice Girls and I thought: ‘It’s almost like a waste that I’m given this opportunity. I appreciate the time I’ve had with the girls, but I don’t have what Elton can have after all these years.’ There was nothing there, other than that my kids were in the audience and I wanted them to see Mummy doing the Spice Girls.”).

Bryan Singer is working hard to get ahead of an article that Esquire is about to publish an article that he says will ruin his career.

-This article about how Timothee Chalamet is the perfect movie star for 2018 (according to producers, agents and studio execs) is so, so weird.  There’s lots of talk about how he’s a soft “beta” and not a hard “alpha” like Leonardo DiCaprio by people who clearly forget that Leo was a teen heartthrob for decades (“He’s pretty fey,” says one veteran studio hand and Academy voter in his 60s. “He might be the next Anthony Perkins, rather than the next Leo”).  This part is especially gross: “Girls love him now because I don’t think they’re scared of him…You’re selling the new male. What does the new male movie star look like in a post #MeToo world, where you can’t get away with all the things the alpha guys used to crush it at?” What exactly were you trying to get away with before?!

-Speaking of articles that deal a lot about traditional movie star archetypes, Viggo Mortensen talks about how not becoming famous until he was in his 40s helped him avoid celebrity traps. I have mixed feelings about Green book — I liked it but it’s problematic — but I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s part of the mix when Oscar talk comes around. (Also, I can’t believe he’s going to be 60 in 5 days!)

-I was genuinely surprised by Meghan Markle’s pregnancy announcement. I wonder how Princess Eugenie feels about the fact that they announced it to the family at her wedding?

-Twitter is fantasy casting a movie with Kerry Washington and Chris Evans, and Washington is into it because she’s no fool.

Jennifer Garner says an Alias reboot may be in the works. Despite my reboot fatigue, I don’t hate this idea.

-Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Scott Thomas have designed sweaters, with proceeds going to their fave charities.

Nicole Kidman has not one, but two movies that are generating Oscar buzz (Boy Erased and Destroyer) so she’ll be doing quite a bit of press in the next few months. Still, I’m surprised that she talked about Tom Cruise in a new interview while addressing #MeToo: “I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me — it was protection. I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed. I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of [the marriage] at 32, 33, it’s almost like I had to grow up.”

-I really like Ariana Grande and I hope she’s doing ok after her split from Pete Davidson. At least it happened before the wedding.

-On a new podcast, Taran Killam got candid about the mood behind the scenes on SNL: “When Seth Meyers left the show, the dynamic changed quite a bit. He was the last person there who I witnessed really collaborate with Lorne, as opposed to just kind of do what Lorne says.”

Drake comes off really, really well when talking about his drama with Pusha T in Lebron James’ new HBO show The Shop.

Ansel Elgort is living two different lives in the Jonathan trailer.

Frances McDormand Dances Into Our Hearts

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-Vogue shot artsy videos of the stars dancing around an exhibit room during the MET gala. The good ones are RihannaCardi BNicki Minaj, and Katy Perry.  The very best one is Frances McDormand dancing to Basement JaxxShe really did look like she was having the night of her life. 

Katy Perry flew Kim Kardashian’s press on nails to LA for the MET gala. That’s true friendship.

-At last night’s MET Gala, the theme was Catholicism and the outfits were nuts. I adored Lena Waithe in a giant rainbow capeZendaya‘s take on Joan of Arc, and Blake Lively‘s burgundy number. But no one made me happier than Chadwick Boseman with hair sparkles, and  Frances McDormand  in Valentino.

-I’m really bummed that Scarlett Johansson broke the A-lister embargo and wore Marchesa, despite the Weinstein connection. She says their dresses make women feel “confident.”

Jay-Z, Eminem, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston and more are demanding money from the Weinstein Company.

-Congrats to Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst, who had a baby boy.

-I don’t even watch Lethal Weapon, but what’s going on with that show is crazy. Clayne Crawford has been fired as the lead of the Fox drama as producers are scrambling to recast the role, and renewal is supposed to hinge on who they cast. Multiple actors have already passed, according to THR.

-All of the original Avengers got matching tattoos, except for Mark Ruffalo, who opted out. (But Chris Evans has a plan to get him “blackout drunk.“)

-The R. Kelly house continues to crumble before our eyes. Two new accusers appeared on Megyn Kelly Today to detail sexual the harrasment they faced: “You weren’t free to walk throughout the house…We were required to call him Daddy.”

-This makes my heart sad: Colton Haynes has filed for divorce from Jeff Leatham after just six months of marriage. Rumours started circulating this weekend after he released a new song about a cheater, and a blind item began circulating. Haynes shut down speculation that Leatham cheated on Twitter, but did not deny the split. Poor guy; he just lost his mother, too.

Kristen Stewart is looking at Cate Blanchett exactly how I would.

-Here are all the references in the new Childish Gambino music video you probably missed. (I know I did.)

-I can’t stop watching this video of Mariah Carey putting makeup on a stranger.

-Why the hell did The Hollywood Reporter gives Jeffrey Tambor and his sexual harassment allegations a sympathetic, soft-focus profile?  “I did raise my voice at times, I was moody at times, there were times when I was tactless…But as for the other stuff, absolutely not.”

-Meanwhile, the cast wants extra compensation for Netflix’s recut episodes.

-Cancel Bear (who is usually spot on about these things) posted his TV renewal predictions for networks. On Fox, he thinks Gotham and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are toast, Kevin will no longer be saving the world on ABC but Quantico should get a pass, on NBC all their new comedies and Timeless are likely done, while almost every show on CBS and CW are safe (minus CW’s Life Sentence and Valour, which were both just cut).

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kanye West is the one thing you need to read this week if you haven’t already.

-There have been some very, very good takes about what went down at FanCon. Today’s Vulture piece, which failed to interview the BGN writers who quit or the vendors affected, is not one of them.

-Ryan Reynolds using Canada to promote Deadpool 2 in Europe is a good time.

Cher is a scene-stealer in the new Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again trailer.

Walking Dead Fans Shook By Death of Major Character

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-I stopped watching The Walking Dead last year (best. decision. ever.) but Twitter went wild over last night’s big death. Also not impressed? The star’s dad, who slammed the showrunner: “Watching Gimple fire my son 2 weeks before his birthday after telling him they wanted him for the next 3 years was disappointing.”

-Meanwhile, Andrew Lincoln is talking about how his contract is up this season and has yet to be formally renewed for season nine.

-It’s been kind of amazing to watch stars like Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld and more rally around that kid who was bullied. But now there’s controversy surrounding the boy’s mom following allegations that she’s made racist posts on Facebook. It does make you wonder why certain stories go viral — and others don’t.

-Last night word broke on Twitter that a celeb chef would be the latest famous dude to fall, with Anthony Bourdain adding “Monday is really going to suck.” Fellow chef Tom Colicchio tweeted “And no one should be surprised.” Then this morning came the news that Mario Batali has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women. His response: “Although the identities of most of the individuals mentioned in these stories have not been revealed to me, much of the behavior described does, in fact, match up with ways I have acted.”

Jessica Chastain says a famous dude chastised her for tweeting  when the Weinstein scandal broke. “I was tweeting a lot at the time and actually got an email from a well-known actor that said, ‘Calm down.'”

-A source says that Matt Lauer is “weak and broken and ashamed” after his firing. I love this song.

-Another woman has come forward with allegations of being groped by Dustin Hoffman.

-To do a Spacey-free season, Netflix had to toss most of two completed episodes and about 5-6 finished scripts.

Josh Homme posted two Instagram videos apologizing after kicking a female photographer during a QOTSA concert.

-I seriously wish Tiffany Haddish was contractually obligated to be a talk show guest every week. Her story about dating a one-armed man slayed me. “Does he live with the X-Men?”

-The Golden Globe nominations are always weird, but there were some nutso snubs in this morning’s announcement. On the movie side, no Wonder Woman or The Big Sick or Tiffany Haddish. Over on TV, no Veep or The Leftovers — but Jessica Biel somehow managed to slide in there?

-Only five women have ever been nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Director in its 75-year history. This year, women were shut out once again. I really thought Greta Gerwig was a shoe-in.

This video of Alison Brie finding out about her GG nom on the set of Glow is pretty great.

-Netflix calling out the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince 18 days in a row is a bit squicky.  Not only does it reveal that they’re tracking us in a big brotherly way, why are they going after their (most likely) female fans? Squicky, I tell ya.

-Netflix revealed their end-of-year data, and you all watched a LOT of American Vandal. Which is odd, because I feel like it didn’t get a lot of coverage.

This X Files promo with the stars trying to explain Mulder and Scully’s relationship made  me laugh. (“I’d say were kind of back to where we were originally but without the unresolved sexual tension… Because we’ve already had sex.”)

-Whoo hoo! Atlanta’s season 2 returns to FX in February of 2018. I really thought we’d have to wait another year for this one.

-On the flip side, Sophie Turner says Game of Thrones season 8 won’t premiere until 2019.

-Previously.TV is doing old-school, Television without Pity-style recaps and I am SO HAPPY. (And I don’t even watch this show!)

-The trailer for Jessica Jones Season 2 looks wonderful.  It drops March 8, and all 13 episodes were directed by women.