Breaking! And, yup, they are Canada-bound. pic.twitter.com/9D1bXKogiW
— shinan govani (@shinangovani) January 13, 2020
-This is an interesting deep-dive into the statement The Queen released today. “At 5pm, Buckingham Palace issued a 153-word personal message…that simultaneously tried to resolve a royal crisis and hold a family together.”
–Prince William and Prince Harry released a joint statement Monday denying news reports about William “bullying” Harry and Meghan.
-Meanwhile, this is a pretty devastating roundup of 20 headlines that demonstrates how differently royal reporters treated Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle (not that Kate didn’t take her lumps in the press as well. But the tone was not the same by a long shot).
-Also, palace insiders are worried about Harry and Meghan giving “a full, no-holds-barred sit down interview,” which could be used to brand the monarchy as racist and sexist.
-So the Oscar nominations came out this morning and the snubs have overshadowed any pleasant surprises. No Jennifer Lopez, no Adam Sandler, no Greta Gerwig for director, no Awkwafina, no POC acting nods beyond Cynthia Erivo. The condensed award season may have rewarded recent theatrical runs and people who have been campaigning hard but not as long (i.e. – Kathy Bates over JLo) rather than films that came out earlier (Hustlers, The Farewell, Rocketman, etc). Though that doesn’t explain Once Upon A Time’s success this morning, which came out in July.
-Despite not nabbing a Best Director nod, Greta Gerwig’s statement on Little Women’s is super classy.
-Today’s Twitter exchange between Kathy Bates and Adam Sandler (who costarred together in Waterboy) was very cute.
-Also, this is a very good take on why Joker shouldn’t have been nominated — let alone be leading the pack.
-Well, this is an odd twist: model Gigi Hadid was among the 120 potential jurors called on Monday for the Harvey Weinstein rape trail.
-At least she’ll have a shoulder to cry on: she’s apparently been working on rebuilding her relationship with Zayn Malik one year after calling it quits.
-A cohost on The View just quit…and sadly it wasn’t Meghan McCain.
–Gwyneth Paltrow posting “Thank god I can now say I have something in common with Zendaya” about the Tom Ford molded bust, and Ira commenting “Gwyneth…you’re both in Spider-Man” will never not be funny.
-The cast of Schitt’s Creek met Nicole Kidman last night on the red carpet and I’m so happy for them!
–Justin Bieber joined Youtuber David Dobrik to surprise fans. The one who didn’t know that JB was there and said “Yummy is just NOT it” owns my heart.
–Jennifer Aniston posted a new Friends reunion pic.
–Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to return as Golden Globes hosts, thank gawd.
-Because Showtime is notorious when it comes to keeping shows long past their prime, Shameless has been renewed for an 11th and final season.
-Westworld unveiled its season 3 release date (March 15) with a new promo.
-The first Morbius trailer is here and it surprisingly features Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture, last seen in Spider-Man: Homecoming.