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Paris Hilton Is Getting Married

Paris Hilton is engaged — and she has the very staged photos to prove it.

Gayle King asked FKA Twigs why didn’t she leave her relationship with Shia LaBeouf, and she responded: “I’m not going to answer that question anymore because the question should really be to the abuser, ‘Why are you holding someone hostage with abuse?’ People say ‘Oh, it can’t have been that bad because else she would have left.’ And it’s like, ‘No, it’s because it was that bad, I couldn’t leave.’ ”

-Do we really need not one, but two documentaries on Tekashi 6ix9ine? (Narrator: “We do not.”)

Olivia Munn says a friend’s mom was attacked in an anti-Asian hate crime in New York City.

-Tennessee tried to erect a statue of Dolly Parton and she was like “nah”.

-Bridgerton’s RegĂ©-Jean Page was photographed prepping for his SNL stint, and he may be the only person who can still effectively smolder while wearing a mask.

Kanye West is reportedly very sad about his impending divorce. Maybe it would help if they stopped dragging it out so much?

-This is a good piece from the NYT on how Buffy fans are trying to reconcile accusations of misogyny against Joss Whedon with their love of a show that celebrated female empowerment. (Unless, like many of us, you realized what he was years ago.)

Courteney Cox covered the Friends theme song on the piano in a new Instagram video.

-Bad news for FX, great news for Amazon: Donald Glover has signed a huge, eight-figure deal with Amazon Studios. It includes a curated content channel on Prime.  Malia Obama, who has been interning and assisting on sets since 2014, is rumoured to be joining the writers’ room of one of his projects.

Viola Davis and Stacey Abrams had a wide-ranging chat about awards season, race and politics, with Davis saying: “I feel like we’re in a period where for me, I’ve had to harness my anger. I’ve almost had to compartmentalize it. I absolutely believe that this last year has driven home the point that we are in a war of ideology and ethos.”

-Is the little boy from The Princess Bride actually New Girl’s Nick Miller all grown up? I can see it.

-I adore this article on Barb And Star, Ted Lasso, and the refreshing trend of actual feel-good comedies that don’t make their characters the target of mean-spirited jokes but instead celebrate them for who they are. I have a million shows on my to-watch list, but I just restarted Ted Lasso instead because it’s exactly what I need right now.

-Meanwhile, Jason Sudeikis might be dating his Ted Lasso costar Keely Hazell, who plays New Rebecca/Bex.

-New episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ will arrive on AMC+ Thursdays starting March 4 ahead of their linear debut on Sundays. I didn’t even know there was an AMC+.

-This is an interesting piece by a writer who called out Justin Timberlake five years ago on Twitter for his disrespect of Janet Jackson — and how it didn’t go well.

-Despite this lowkey award season, a certain director is standing out. ChloĂ© Zhao‘s drama Nomadland is taking home award after award, including 34 awards season trophies for directing, 13 for screenplay, and 9 for editing – making history as the most awarded filmmaker in a single awards season.

Annie Murphy talks to Vanity Fair about her leap from Schitt’s Creek to her upcoming AMC series Kevin Can F**k Himself, which shatters the family sitcom and avenges all the downtrodden TV wives.

-Here’s the trailer:

Dolly Parton and RuPaul Talk Wigs and Wisdom

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RuPaul interviews Dolly Parton in the new issue of Marie Claire, and it’s fantastic. Parton tells him: “See, you’re a drag queen. Those are like costumes to you. This is my living self. I am a living drag queen. You dress up just now and then, but for me, though, I like the wigs and I wear them almost every day.”

-So it looks like those early reports of everyone from the franchise coming back for Spider-Man 3 were accurate: Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst and Alfred Molina are all reportedly set to reprise their roles.

Lori Loughlin‘s daughter Olivia Jade showed up on Red Table Talk and the discussion before about whether she deserves the platform is worth watching. Once she sat down, Gammy didn’t let up.

Courteney Cox revealed how she got the turkey on her head for that Friends episode, and it’s kinda gross.

-Netflix’s Prom is getting good reviews (if you ignore the James Corden bits).

-This clip of Barack Obama sitting for an interview on Showtime’s Desus & Mero made me smile.

-Yass! Zoey’s Infinite Playlist is returning Jan 5. That’s way sooner than I anticipated, which is a happy surprise.

-This video of George Clooney commenting on classic movies is great, but I’m bummed he’s never seen 10 Things I Hate About You.

-Meanwhile, a bevy of his friends and costars—including Julianna Margulies, David Letterman, Bradley Cooper, Sam Rockwell, Tilda Swinton and Felicity Jones—paid tribute to Clooney at Inside the Museum of Modern Art and Chanel’s virtual evening.

-The fallout from Warner Bros moving all their 2020 movies to streaming on HBO Max continues. From the sounds of it, they bungled the announcement and didn’t warn their talent that it was happening. Christopher Nolan slammed them in a statement to THR, saying, “Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service.” I think they could have handled the communication to the producers/directors/actors better, but given the state of the world it was still the right choice to make. And calling HBO Max “the worst streaming service” shows how little Nolan has dealt with streamers.

-AT&T CEO defended the streaming plan as HBO Max nears 12.6M activated subs, calling it a “win-win-win.”

Shawn Mendes says he’s taking Camila Cabello to his parents’ place in Pickering for the holidays.

Emily Blunt is hopeful that an Edge of Tomorrow sequel with Tom Cruise might actually happen.

Matthew McConaughey continues to get heat for his “let’s all just get along ” bs while the U.S. is sliding towards fascism.

-Wow, I adored the first Euphoria special, which is just Rue and her sponsor eating pancakes in a diner. Sepinwall nails it: “”The show’s rare quiet moments were so powerful, they couldn’t help prompt the question of how good the series as a whole could be if it ever switched to decaf for a while…Necessity is the mother of invention — or, in this case, of restraint. The precarious (and expensive) nature of Covid-era production forced Levinson to take a low-fi approach that otherwise would not have been likely for a proper Season Two premiere. And it results in a spectacular hour that captures nearly all of the series’ strengths, without any of its weaknesses.”

-Everyone’s freaking out over the way Nigella Lawson says “microwave” in this clip.

-Here’s the trailer for the Viggo Mortensen-directed Falling, which got a lot of buzz on the film festival circuit.

Jennifer Aniston’s Latest Role: Firefighter

Jennifer Aniston proved she’s handy with a fire extinguisher when a bit got more dangerous than expected. Emmy head writer Molly McNearney, who’s married to Jimmy Kimmel, said the fire was supposed to go out immediately. “That was very scary, by the way. I may have grabbed some arms [backstage] to hold them back. Which is kind of crazy, ‘let my husband burn!’ But I didn’t want people rushing out. I knew that they would figure it out.”

McNearney also explained how Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow were celebrating the Emmys inside Jennifer Aniston’s house: “Those women have been in a pod for a long time. And they’ve been testing every day.” Must be nice. Part of me wanted them to mention that so the audience would know it’s not ok to be having indoor parties, but the other part of me is glad they didn’t because all the people who are struggling to get tested in the US would probably not feel great knowing that the rich and famous are doing it daily preventatively.

-As for the actual show, I kind of loved it? They made the best of the hand they were dealt, and it was fast-moving ceremony with very few objectional wins. (I only wish they’d varied the category order like they usually do so all the Schitt’s Creek wins weren’t back-to-back.)

-Despite there being no in-person Emmy ceremony, many stars made bold style choices – whether that meant red carpet-ready gowns or comfy pajamas.

-It’s hilarious to me that so many Zendaya fans are angry about headlines calling her win an “upset” because they don’t understand that “upset” can mean unpredicted and surprising, not necessarily that people were upset about it.

-Congrats to Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke, who welcomed their first child. Is this the first celebrity baby announcement to involve placenta art?

-BTS broke NPR’s Tiny Desk record for the most YouTube views by a video on its first day … in about 25 minutes.

-I love Legends of Tomorrow and was really hoping it’d be the only CW show without messiness, but leads star Caity Lotz had to go and screw that up by acknowledging RGB’s death by tweeting “I love the people who will vote for Biden, and I love the people who will vote for Trump.” Not only is it no time for bothsides-ism, but it’s especially galling coming from someone who plays an LGBTQ character.

Ellen DeGeneres addressed those multiple reports about a “toxic” work culture when the daytime program returned today, but she mostly distanced herself from any wrongdoing “I learned that things happened here that never should have happened.” She did add: “The truth is, I am that person that you see on TV. I am also a lot of other things. Sometimes I get sad, I get mad, I get anxious, I get frustrated, I get impatient — and I am working on all of that.”

Jessica Mulroney called Meghan Markle her “kindest friend” in a since-deleted social post.

-Meanwhile, their friendship in the news again because the Daily Mail’s latest defense in their lawsuit is to claim Markle asked Mulroney to act as a “PR agent” on her behalf to “influence” press coverage. The Mail is also claiming the Duchess cooperated in the new Finding Freedom book, which refers to her father’s letter that’s at the heart of the lawsuit.

Lori Loughlin was allowed to pick her prison, and it sounds more like a wellness retreat.

This interview with Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth about their 20-year friendship and their new movie, in which they play a couple, is a delight!

-Despite it being a stripped down film festival, TIFF still managed to generate some big deals — mostly from Netflix, which shelled out huge for Halle Berry‘s MMA movie Bruised, the Zendaya-John David Washington quarantine-shot Malcolm & Marie and the Vanessa Kirby film Pieces of a Woman (which features a 23-minute one-shot of a home birth that’s going to haunt me for a long time).

-While Paris Hilton is getting lots of praise for her new documentary, Jezebel reminds us that she still hasn’t addressed her frequent and casual use of the n-word. Some of the quotes in this article are insane.

-I did a Zoom call with Tatiana Maslany on Friday and she said she’s NOT doing She-Hulk. I assume she’s under a gag order until Marvel officially announces it, but it was weird.

-Speaking of Marvel, the new trailer for WandaVision is kind of great?