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Kristen Stewart Transforms Into Princess Diana

-Every time I see a new image of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, I’m taken aback. The latest look from Spencer shows her posing with a replica of Diana’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

George Clooney appeared on The Today Show and talked about teaching his twins how to pull pranks.

Johnny Depp failed to overturn the ruling in his “wife beater” libel case. The judges refused his application for a new trial on the grounds that a second hearing was unlikely to produce a different outcome: “The claim was based on a story in The Sun alleging that he had beaten his former wife, Amber Heard. After a three-week trial in the High Court last year, in which both Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard gave evidence, Mr. Justice Nicol found that the allegation was true.”

Issa Rae is on Variety’s new cover, and talks about signing on to five more years with HBO in a giant deal. “They wifed me up.”

Chrissy Teigen has deactivated her Twitter, saying “This no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively, and I think that’s the right time to call something.”

-We lost a legend today in Jessica Walter, the award-winning actress whose career spanned five decades, who passed away in her sleep at home in New York City today. I’m loving this compilation of her best moments as Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development.

-Also, I can’t stop thinking about that NYT interview in which her male AD costars gaslighted her about how bad behaviour is a common thing on sets/ part of some actors’ “process,” and she had to tearfully remind them she’d been working for 60 years and never experienced anything like what she did with Jeffrey Tambor.

Britney Spears is moving forward with her plans to make temporary conservator Jodi Montgomery her permanent conservator, and not let her father resume that role.

Kim Kardashian‘s “mini town” in her backyard for the kids is admittedly very neat.

Alexander Skarsgård showed off his artistic “skills” on The Tonight Show.

-Now there’s a black and white version of the Synder cut streaming on HBO Max. What’s happening?

-This is a fascinating article on how Sara Gruen, the Canadian-born author of Water for Elephants, developed a frenzied obsession to free an incarcerated man and it left her “absolutely broke,” “seriously ill,” and “years past deadline” on her next book.

-Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is heading back to theaters, for anyone who’s not scared to go to those.

-Disney+’s new Mighty Ducks series, starring Emilio Estevez and Lauren Graham, is getting great reviews.

-Also, Lauren Graham says she has a clause in all her contracts that allows her to shoot Gilmore Girls if the show ever comes back.

-The Mummy won a recent Twitter romcom bracket. I wouldn’t have thought it’s a romcom but I rewatched it a few weeks ago and yup, it checks all the boxes.

-So the guy who went viral with a tweet about finding shrimp tails in his cereal is married to Topanga — and also perhaps a horrible person who is now getting Me Too’d? The internet works fast.

Rachel Bilson and Melinda Clarke will revisit The OC as the hosts of a new podcast about the show, which will feature other costars.

Dan Levy and Kate McKinnon compete about who’s more extra in their new Tostitos commercial.

Anthony Hopkins and Abbie Cornish star in the assassin thriller The Virtuoso.

 

Hollywood Brightens Up for Vanity Fair

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-The 27th Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue is a splash of candy-coloured craziness this drab February desperately needed. (Watch the video cover to get the full effect.) It features Zendaya, Michael B. Jordan, Charlize Theron, Michaela Coel, Sacha Baron Cohen, Maya Rudolph, LaKeith Stanfield, Dan Levy, Awkwafina and more.

Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car crash in California. He’s undergoing surgery for leg injuries after having to be removed from the car by the jaws of life.

Tavi Gevinson‘s essay on the Britney Spears documentary is so, so good. The doc positions society/the media of tearing her down because they were uncomfortable with her expressing sexuality, but did Spears as a teenager really have any control over the image she was projecting? Tavi gets to the heart of why there’s way too much focus on a young girl’s “agency” about her appearance/attitude. “Even young women who are not megafamous have typically picked up on what makes them appear valuable by the age of 15. Their capacity to perpetuate these standards doesn’t mean they are not also victims of these standards.”

Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault in connection with a 2018 case involving an actress in her 20s.

Shailene Woodley confirmed that she’s engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, telling Jimmy Fallon: “I never thought as a little girl, ‘Yeah when I grow up I’m going to marry someone who throws balls, yeah!’ But he’s really just so go good at it. I’m very impressed.” She also added “For us, it’s not new news, so it’s kind of funny everybody right now is freaking out over it. We’re like, ‘Yeah we’ve been engaged for a while,'” leading to more questions about the timeline.

-Part of me is confused by these photos of Lucy Hale kissing Skeet Ulrich during a lunch date in L.A., but another part of me totally gets where she’s coming from.

Drew Barrymore revealed to Howard Stern that her mother placed her in a “full psychiatric ward” for a year and a half when she was 13. “I was going to clubs and not going to school and stealing my mom’s car and, you know, I was out of control…I think after, you know, 30, years of therapy, and a lot of soul-searching and having kids myself, you know, I think she created a monster. And she didn’t know what to do with the monster.”

George Clooney says his wife Amal will not allow him to go near their daughter’s hair with his Flobee. Smart woman.

-What a shock. The publisher of Woody Allen‘s memoir is facing accusations of a history of workplace toxicity and inappropriate behavior.

-Man, this podcast interview with Ethan Hawke is great. He talks about everything from learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Denzel Washington, to joining the MCU,  to Saint Francis of Assii’s quest for sainthood.

-Also great: Vulture has compiled the 101 greatest endings in film history.

-Here’s our first look at HBO’s Tina Turner doc.

-Speaking of HBO, the limited series Beartown premiered last night to strong reviews. I haven’t read the book it’s based on, but I just read that author’s latest (Anxious People) and adored it.

-Superman & Lois premieres on the CW tonight, and THR calls it thirtysomething with superpowers, which intrigues me.

-Ginny And Georgia on Netflix is being promoted as the next Gilmore Girls, but critics are saying it’s more than that.

-Here’s the latest trailer for The Mauritanian. I found this movie really bleak, but Tahar Rahim‘s performance is astounding.

JoJo Siwa Comes Out

-After alluding to it earlier this week, JoJo Siwa has come out as gay with a sweet photo. Considering her brand, this is hugely, wildly brave and I hope she is being showered with love and acceptance.

-Well. Dave Chappelle got Covid hanging out with Joe Rogan, Grimes and Elon Musk during his ten-day residency at a BBQ restaurant during a pandemic.

-The first few new episodes of SNL this year will feature first-time hosts John Krasinki, Regina King, and…wait for it… Dan Levy!

Casey Affleck is promoting Our Friend (a movie I really liked, despite his presence) and that means he’s facing lots of awkward questions about his brother Ben‘s relationship status.

-I really adored Sarah Jessica Parker’s Grub Street column, especially when she describes her family meals (so many beans!) and talks about missing restaurants. This part hit me hard: “To me, being on the subway with a book, heading toward a meal, I honestly can’t think of anything better…It’s a vacation — you are literally transported — and I miss it so much it hurts.”

Meghan McCain was trending again for saying some more stupid stuff on The View, but I was too distracted by her contouring to focus.

Jane Krakowski’s publicist had a field day when denying the actress is dating the MyPillow CEO: “She is, however, in full fledged fantasy relationships with Brad Pitt, Rege-Jean Page and Kermit the Frog and welcomes any and all coverage on those.”

-This Barbara Kay column on how text messages “exonerate” Jessica Mulroney is bizarre. They didn’t even verify the texts? And Mulroney admits to deleting a message? And the whole thing starts with a long, rambling screed against cancel culture? What is happening?!

-I kind of lost myself a little bit in this weirdly engrossing oral history of the making of High School Musical.

-There’s a new superhero show coming from the creator of The Walking Dead starring Steven Yeun. I just saw him in Minari and though I’m not sure I loved it as much as critics did, he’s phenomenal.

This is a good piece on how Hollywood giants are developing dozens of shows and spinoff features based on a few valuable franchises to boost streaming services — and we’re all going to get sick of them. Seriously, how many different variations of Batman are coming our way?

-The next Bond movie has delayed its release yet again.

-WandaVision seems to be jumping roughly a decade every episode, so this weekend’s is an homage to the Brady Bunch.

Tiffany Haddish is introducing audiences to six more of her favorite comics in Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.

-In a new HBO doc Fake Famous, Nick Bilton recruits a trio of random young ‘uns and turns them into influencers.