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-Variety’s Power of Women covers continue to crush it, but the Michaela Coel one is spectacular. In the interview, she talks about Jane Fonda being a fan of I Will Destroy You (“I imagine if I bumped into her outside of the supermarket, we’d be nerding out on all of the hidden meanings and layers because I can see that she really gets it. She watches it the way that I dreamed the audience would watch it”), and “meeting” Kerry Washington at the SAG Awards (“I imagine, if the show was in real life, she’d be sat over there and I’d be way too shy to go over and say, ‘Hey, I’ve been watching you on my screen for decades.’ I was still too shy to say any of that on Zoom, but she knew my name. I was like ‘Oh my God, hi!’ You can’t do that in real life”)

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared a never-before-seen pic of Archie on his 2nd birthday. They’re asking fans to celebrate by donating to the Vaccine Alliance.

Mariah Carey posted a video of getting her second shot and panned to the florescent lights saying “Would I ever go into this lighting for no reason?” I love her.

Paris Hilton addressed one of her most controversial outfits, claiming she never wore a tank that said Stop Being Poor and it was photoshopped. I don’t know if that’s true?

Jessica Alba is having a good week. Her Honest Company officially went public, raising $413 million in its IPO.

-Sanditon’s cancelation has been reversed by PBS, which just ordered two more seasons of the show. I’m guessing this wouldn’t have happened without the breakout success of Bridgerton. I liked the first season well enough but it has the potential to be much better.

Lilly Singh’s NBC late-night show is coming to an end, but she’s keeping busy. She’s set to star in a scripted comedy for Kenya Barris at Netflix and develop unscripted far for NBCU.

Camila Cabello’s jump to acting hit a road bump. Her Cinderella movie is skipping its planned theatrical debut and heading straight to streaming.

-I haven’t watched Grey’s Anatomy in ages, but I might tune into this week’s for the Japril reunion.

-Why yes, I will read an oral history of Madonna’s Truth or Dare, thank you.

-Paramount Plus will release a new movie every week.

-The new Stranger Things season 4 teaser hints at seeing more of Eleven‘s backstory.

-I kind of want to order from UberEats this weekend just to see if I can score a free candle from Drake.

Courteney Cox says taping the Friends reunion “was unbelievable, so emotional” and it will feature “a lot of special surprises.”

-Michael B. Jordan says he bombed his Star Wars audition because the franchise’s secrecy gave him no time to prepare.

-Here’s the trailer for the final run of episodes of The Bold Type.

-I feel like the Tina Fey-produced new Peacock series Girls5Eva is exactly what I need these days. (It’ll premiere in June on W in Canada.)

Gina Rodriguez stars in the trailer for Netflix’s Awake, in which the entire world goes crazy after everyone is suddenly unable to fall asleep. As someone who occasionally suffers from insomnia, this whole premise freaks me out.

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 Regé-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. Chloé 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 Jonespaid 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.