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Saoirse Ronan Says She “Needed” to Play Jo in Little Women

Saoirse Ronan Little Women

-In her Variety cover story, Saoirse Ronan says “I tapped Greta [Gerwig] on the shoulder and said I heard she was doing Little Women, and that I needed to be Jo.” She says when Gerwig said she had to think about it, she replied “Oh, for f—k’s sake.” Gerwig, however, remembers it a bit differently: “Saoirse told me she was playing Jo.”

Michael B Jordan shot his Esquire cover story at his old high school.

-Speaking of great covers, Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya are on Vibe’s digital cover.

-This is gutting: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist posted a raw, unflinching 14-minute video on Instagram detailing the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of an ex. Those she doesn’t name her alleged attacker, she claims he once threw an iPhone at her face so hard it tore her iris, and they made up a story about how she tripped and fell on a potted plant. She retold the potted plant story on The Tonight Show and at the time told Jimmy Fallon it happened the day after she landed Supergirl, which — if true — means it would have been in 2015 when she was married to Glee costar Blake Jenner.

Keke Palmer‘s song association video is wonderful. It’s almost as good as her impassioned defense of the movie Titanic.

-I like how many Canada callouts there are in Dan Levy‘s 73 Questions with Vogue video.

-Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington is getting a show on Fox News’ streaming service. Sounds about right.

-Variety dug deeper into Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough‘s departures from America’s Got Talent. According to their story, when Jay Leno was a guest on the show and allegedly made a racist joke about Koreans, Gabrielle told producers to report the incident to human resources. She also urged producers to cut a white contestant impersonating Beyonce from the lineup. Sources also say Union and Hough received excessive notes on their physical appearance.

-This interview with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies is a total delight.

-Why is Drake texting Billie Eilish? She’s 17.

-Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi commented on Martin Scorsese‘s controversial Marvel statements: “Maybe it’s too colorful for him.”

Ira is in Toronto, which means his appearance on The Social was perfectly timed for him to drag Justin Timberlake.

-I finally caught up to Sunday’s episode of Watchmen and gah, that show is doing extraordinary things. I’ve liked pretty much every episode (we’re six into its 9-ep run), but this latest one somehow managed to expertly tackle race, class, white-washing and childhood trauma in eye-poppingly creative ways. Every episode seems to spin off a ton of think pieces (as they should), and I’m especially interested in what black critics/writers are saying about it. Here are a few I’m following (if there are others, let me know!):  Soraya Nadia McDonald at The Undefeated, Angelica Jade Bastién at Vulture, Melanie McFarland at Salon, Micah Peters at The Ringer, Joelle Monique at AV Club.

-This interview with the co-writer of the episode is also worth your time.

Summer Walker responded to backlash after showing up three hours late to her Toronto concert and leaving fans waiting out in the cold Monday night.

Jacob Trembly reveals a correspondence with a famous actor in the trailer for Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Natalie Portman, Sarah Gadon and Kit Harington.

Renée Zellweger Is Ready for Her Comeback

Renée Zellweger InStyle

Renée Zellweger covers InStyle and talks about how she got over “humiliating” tabloid coverage surrounding a breakup early in her career (“My brother taught me that this is what it is. This is not a proper representation of you and how you live your life. The choices you make, this is not. It is entertainment, and it’s funny if you look at it in the right way”) and why she took a few years off from acting (“It was nice to have authentic exchanges with people for a while. When you’re not on the radar, people don’t clock who you are; you’re just a person at the coffee shop ordering a coffee”).

John Legend has been named People’s Sexiest Man Alive which is cool, but man that pool cover photo is a weird choice.

-A much sexier magazine spread is Dan Levy in GQ, where he talks about about saying goodbye to Schitts Creek, that “Simply the Best” scene, and taking off David Rose’s shoes one last time.

Demi Lovato has gone Instagram official with Austin Wilson.

-It’s the happiest time of the year: roundtable time! We kick off with the actress roundtable featuring Jennifer Lopez, Lupita Nyong’o, Awkwafina, Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern and (ugh) Scarlett Johansson.

-The latest Actors on Actors interview is the best one yet: Jennifer Lopez and Robert Pattinson. JLo talks about prepping for the Super Bowl (“Me and Shakira together. We’re both excited to have been given the opportunity to do that, as two Latin women, in Miami”) and Pattinson made me love him even more with his comments about acting (“I always say about people doing Method acting, you only ever see people doing Method when they’re playing an asshole. You never see someone just being lovely to everyone going, ‘I’m really deep in character'”).

-Time magazine has published its inaugural Next 100 class list, featuring young ‘uns like Camila Cabello and Awkwafina.

-The Friends reunion is actually happening — kinda. The cast and creators will reunite for an unscripted special on HBO Max.

-This Tom Hanks interview is delightful (as is the writer’s twitter thread about their conversation).

King Princess is going to be opening for Harry Styles on his newly announced tour and holy shit I have to go to a Harry Styles concert now don’t I?

Kristen Bell joined Jimmy Fallon to review the history of Disney songs.

Victoria Beckham Opens Up About Her Childhood

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-In her Glamour UK cover story, Victoria Beckham recalls being “mentally and physically” bullied as a child. “I was never the popular girl at school and I never found anything easy and I was told ‘No’ constantly…I was bullied a lot at school, mentally and physically, and the fact that I can talk to Harper about that and how girls should be kind to girls – really I use my own experiences and share that.”

-Out magazine put Dan Levy on the cover of their fashion issue and this is a v. good choice.

Lady Gaga just dropped a new makeup line on Amazon, and her eyeliner is already a number one best-seller.

Kanye West confirmed that his new album, Jesus Is King, will drop next week.

-Meanwhile, Brad Pitt praised Kanye’s Sunday Service: “I think he was doing something really special there. It’s a pure celebration of life and people. It’s really delightful. It really is.”

Mandy Moore just dropped the music video for her first new song in over a decade.

-Huh. One of the biggest TIFF deals was for Hugh Jackman’s Bad Education, which HBO bought. I thought it was just ok (though Allison Janney was predictably fabulous).

-Canadian Lilly Singh debuted her late night talk show last night — and she did great! Watch clips here.

-That fired SNL comedian might have just offered the worst non-apology in the history of Hollywood, which is really saying something.

-Much like his ex Jennifer AnistonJustin Theroux has gotten himself a new Apple+ show.

-NBC’s upcoming streaming service is called Peacock and it will include a Saved By The Bell reboot with original stars Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez reprising their roles, and a Battlestar Galactica revival, with a new take from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. Parks and Rec will also move from Netflix to this new streaming service.

-Speaking of the streaming wars, Big Bang Theory has set a record-setting, eye-popping multi-BILLION-dollar streaming deal with HBO Max.

-Even Tinder is launching a streaming service? We’ve officially entered TOO MUCH TV land.

Jake Gyllenhaal shared some delightful Spider-Man bloopers on his IG.

Scaachi‘s excellent Buzzfeed profile of Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca is what everyone is talking about today. It’s a roller coaster ride of an article that started being about Duca’s new book and her Twitter fame, and ended up being about how her entire NYU summer class filing a formal complaint against her. This line took my breath away: “Congratulations, you thrillingly, thrillingly adept journalist, you have discovered that Lauren Duca is not perfect. Put it in the headline, baby.”

-The new Last Christmas trailer does nothing to allay fears that Henry Golding is playing a ghost or angel.