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Regina Hall’s Birthday Anthem

Regina Hall turned 50 and celebrated by posting a hilarious song about it.

More details from FKA twigs‘s lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf have emerged, and her accusations are chilling. She says when filming The Tax Collector, he got so into his gangster character he drove around Los Angeles, shooting stray dogs dead so that he could get into the “mindset” of a killer.
She claims he also demanded she sleep naked and forced her to watch documentaries about murdered women before going to bed. He apparently was paranoid and suffered recurring delusions about gang members breaking into his home, so he slept with a loaded rifle at their bedside, but insisted on keeping the front door unlocked. She also says he would count the number of kisses she’d give him on any given day, and berate her if it wasn’t enough, and he knowingly infected her with an STD. Meanwhile, rumors surrounding LaBeouf’s alleged domestic violence have existed for years.

-Also, Sia tweeted her support for FKA twigs and said ‘pathological liar’ Shia LaBeouf ‘conned’ her into an ‘adulterous relationship.’“I’m sorry @Sia. This reinforces why I had to publicly share my experience. we need to support each other,” FKA responded.

George Clooney says he’s barely left his home since March because he’s worried about his 3-year-old asthmatic son and offers the understatement of 2020: “It’s been a crappy year”

-Once again Hollywood is proving that the world is a much different place than when I was in high school: Chris Pine is currently in talks to star in the film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons.

Meghan Markle has made her first private investment — a company that counts Oprah amongst its fans.

Snoop Dogg doesn’t agree with Cardi B’s “Wap,” and says women should have privacy and leave things to the imagination. This is the guy whose debut album was called Doggystyle, right?!

Janelle Monae wants to work with the Nolan brothers. Maybe? It’s confusing.

-Say what you will about Christopher Nolan‘s stance on the Warner movies streaming on HBO Max, but he’s not wrong when he talks about how the new deal screws over unions.

-This is a very good recap of the best TV of the year. 2020 feels so long that I forgot most of these gems aired this year. Bojack Horseman’s series finale feels like decades ago.

Dolly Parton saved her 9-year-old Netflix movie co-star from an oncoming car. Is there nothing she can’t do??!

Charley Pride passed away from complications due to covid over the weekend — one month after he attended the CMA Awards, which were much criticized for being held maskless inside and not appearing safe. Producers of the show have since responded to the backlash and say they followed protocols.

Ashanti had to postpone her Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole after she tested positive for Covid-19. This came as no surprise to anyone who’s been following her travelogues on social media.

Dakota Johnson was seen wearing what looks like an engagement ring.

Nancy Meyers says she’s done making movies because they went from stressful but fun to just stressful. “Once superhero movies really became the only movie studios cared about, the experience of making a movie like mine changed. I remember when I finished The Intern, I thought, ‘I think this is it.'”

-The Office is coming to Peacock streaming in January, and they’re making the first two seasons free plus adding new footage from the show.

Taylor Swift released the “dancing witch version of Willow,” remixed by Elvira.

Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel reunited for a live script reading of Elf to raise money for the Democratic Party of Georgia.

-Good news for Canadians: we’ll be able to legally watch Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day like the US. Rental is $29.99 on VOD.

-Speaking of Christmas Day releases, the full Bridgerton trailer has arrived, and Shonda Rhimes adaptation of the romance novels for Netflix looks like everything I’ve ever wanted!

 

Gillian Anderson Takes On The Iron Lady

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Gillian Anderson is on the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar, in which she talks about putting her personal politics aside to play Margaret Thatcher in the new season of The Crown. “I had to get to a point where it’s nothing to do with my opinions of her policies, of her actions. It is only about her as a human being and her motivation as a politician and as a mother.”

Lily James was spotted dining with Mamma Mia costar Dominic Cooper in London. If I were her, I’d stay away from all men named  Dominic for a while.

Britney Spears just filed to have her dad, Jamie, permanently removed from her conservatorship.

-A rep for Garrett Hedlund confirmed yesterday’s reports of the actor’s DUI arrest in Feb, revealing he “immediately sought treatment which was successful.” A source tells E! that it hasn’t affected his relationship with Emma Roberts, who’s expecting their first child.

Olivia Wilde‘s movie starring Harry Styles, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine has halted production because “a person close to the principal cast” tested positive. (Which Deux Moi broke yesterday.)

-If I had to guess which famous white woman would wear cornrows, Kristen Bell would have been near the top of my list. Prayer circle that it’s for a role, but I’m guessing nah.

-Megachurch Hillsong tried to dump this news during all the election drama, but head pastor Carl Lentz (who used to be tight with Justin Bieber), has been fired due to “ongoing discussions in relation to leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures.” Lentz has since released a statement on Instagram, saying he was “unfaithful” to his wife.

Rihanna transformed her Instagram grid Wednesday night, calling for every vote in the presidential election to be counted.

-This oral history recall the days when Matthew McConaughey was 23 and making Dazed and Confused when he was blindsided by his dad’s death.

Jimmy Fallon posted a beautiful tribute to his mom, who passed away three years ago this week.

Kanye West cancelled his scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Thank gawd.

Diddy threw a crowded 51st birthday in Turks & Caicos surrounded by guests including Mary J. Blige and Nas. I wish someone had told me the pandemic is over!

-Warner Bros. has issued an apology saying the studios regrets “any offence caused” by The Witches after there was online backlash from the disability community about the movie’s villains, including the coven leader played by Anne Hathaway, having only three fingers. Hathaway also apologized.

Vince Vaughn says that he and Owen Wilson are in talks to do a sequel to Wedding Crashers. I don’t hate this news.

-The Good Place vet William Jackson Harper will lead the new season of Love Life, taking over from Anna Kendrick.

Shonda Rhimes‘ new show Bridgerton doesn’t hit Netflix until Christmas, but it’s already been renewed for season 2.

Aubrey Plaza and Sarah Gadon star in the thriller Black Bear, out next month.

Michaela Coel for GQ

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-Are you watching HBO’s I May Destroy You? I shied away from it at first because the premise sounded so bleak, but I’ve now caught up on all four episodes that have aired so far and it’s remarkable. Yes, it’s about a woman trying to figure out if she was sexually assaulted when her drink was spiked so it’s dark, but it’s also funny and charming and unpredictable. No wonder it’s already ending up on best TV show lists. Series creator and star Michaela Coel talks about the show in the latest issue of British GQ.

Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar shot a new, socially distanced promo to celebrate Pitch being on Hulu. Rumours keep surfacing about execs wanting to bring the show back and I don’t want to get my hopes up again, but why would Disney spend money on shooting a new promo for an old show?!

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds continue to step up. They donated $200K to a Nova Scotia Indigenous women’s program.

-The latest round of Actors on Actors videos feature Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman (she told him “[Chris Nolan] doesn’t allow chairs, and his reasoning is, if you have chairs, people will sit, and if they’re sitting, they’re not working. I mean, he has these incredible movies in terms of scope and ambition and technical prowess and emotion. It always arrives at the end under schedule and under budget. I think he’s onto something with the chair thing”), and Chace Crawford and Penn Badgley (bless Penn for saying “we can debate about whether or not that even makes sense” of his character being Gossip Girl).

-What the hell is Terry Crews doing? Someone change his Twitter password already.

-The first chapter of Quibi’s star-packed Princess Bride remake dropped yesterday. It’s an insanely fun four minutes.

Mel Gibson has three upcoming movies booked despite those anti-Semitism comments the actor allegedly made to Winona Ryder resurfacing. Tell me more about “cancel culture.”

Lena Dunham agreed with that viral tweet that went around earlier this week, saying that she agrees the “Hollywood system is rigged in favor of white people and that my career took off at a young age with relative ease.” Ok, I get that she had an easy ride and benefited from being a white indie movie darling with famous parents. But Girls was good (sometimes great!). How come we’re not calling out white male showrunners who get chance after chance and keep making bad shows? I know Dunham is an easy target but come on.

-365 Days star Michele Morrone confirmed that a sequel is in the works. God help us all.

Kim Kardashian-West shared photos from daughter North’s 7th birthday, which they celebrated on their $14 million ranch in Wyoming. Is she the only little girl who’s ever asked for a pony and got it?

Dr. Dre‘s wife of 24 years, Nicole Young, has filed for divorce.

This photo of Chris Pine walking out of an indie bookstore with a big bag of books while wearing a mask has sent Twitter aflutter.

-I love that Mae Whitman and Jane Levy are BFFs IRL.

-“Hi guys I’m in my gym today and yes it is the gym that I burned down, it’s still not fixed yet but I’m getting there” is the best intro ever to an Instagram video.

Adele shared some flirty exchanges with British rapper Skepta on Instagram.

JK Rowling continues to show her true colours.

Alison Brie says she regrets voicing Diane Nguyen on BoJack Horseman: “We missed a great opportunity to represent the Vietnamese American community accurately and respectfully.” I mean, ok, but this was a repeated criticism of the show while it was airing and it’s weird to position it like this is something that never occurred to her.

-Family Guy’s Mike Henry will no longer voice Cleveland. He also had a four-season spinoff on which he was an executive producer; is he giving back his royalties from that?

-Speaking of hollow, performative gestures, Hulu pulled a “blackface” episode of Golden Girls that featured Blanche and Rose in mud masks. Instead of all this virtual signaling, wouldn’t it be great if the television industry focused on the work that actually has to be done.

Paul Walker‘s daughter snapped a selfie with all three of Vin Diesel‘s children — including Pauline, who was named after Walker.

-Ozark is coming to an end on Netflix, but it’s doing so with an expanded order for its fourth and final season.

-So now Justice League actor Ray Fisher is taking a swing at Joss Whedon? What a mess.

-HBO beat out 16 other bidders to turn Brit Bennett’s novel The Vanishing Half into a limited series. I just finished it and yeah, it’s worth the hype.

-Amazon Prime Video has launched a Watch Party feature which allows for up to 100 people to stream movies and TV together. I can’t believe Netflix hasn’t launched something like this yet.

-The hot priest met the hot couple from Normal People. So much hotness!

-Disney+ released a new clip from Hamilton featuring Renée Elise Goldsberry singing “Satisfied”.

Jennifer Hudson shines in the new trailer for the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect.

Liam Neeson and his real-life son star in the Made In Italy trailer.