–Ryan Gosling made rare comments about his family in his new British GQ interview (which was basically a big ad for his new Tag Heuer campaign). “Our kids were at a difficult age not to be able to see other kids and interact with people, even though Eva [Mendes] and I did our best.” He added that to keep the kids entertained during lockdown, the couple did “more acting in quarantine than in our films. Tougher crowd, though.”
-In a new interview, Jamie Dornan reflected on 2021, in which his father passed way. “It’s a strange thing to end the year with all this positivity — with so much praise for Belfast and a lot of good talk about The Tourist. Because on many levels it’s been the worst year of my life, and the hardest.”
–Tristan Thompson apologized to Khloé Kardashian via Instagram Stories (not even a feed post!) after a paternity test proved that he did indeed father a child with someone else when they were still dating.
–Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian are in the Bahamas together.
-The Omicron hits keep coming in Hollywood. Jimmy Fallon said he and his daughters tested positive before Christmas (right before he was set to appear on SNL) but had mild symptoms, while Seth Meyers cancelled the rest of his shows this week after testing positive. And Whoopi Goldberg is missing The View this week after testing positive.
–Betty White‘s agent has responded to rumours. “People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier, but that is not true. She died of natural causes. Her death should not be politicized — that is not the life she lived.”
-Now that a settlement between Jeffrey Epstein and a woman who sued Prince Andrew for sexual abuse has come to light, the prince’s lawyers are trying to get the case dismissed. It is not going well for him.
–Patton Oswalt took to social media to explain why he posted a photo with pal Dave Chappelle. “I’m an LGBTQ ally. I’m a loyal friend. There’s friction in those traits.”
-I can’t believe that the Harry Potter reunion special (which was very charming) accidentally used a childhood photo of Emma Roberts instead of Emma Watson.
–Halle Berry didn’t really get married — but she clearly wanted us to think she did.
-I really enjoyed the spoiler-filled interview with the writers for Spider-Man: No Way Home.
-Meanwhile, Spider-Man: No Way Home is on its way to becoming the 10th biggest film in history at the domestic box office with a haul of $609.9 million so far.
-Character actor David Koechner (probably best known from The Office and Anchorman) was arrested on NYE for suspected DUI and hit-and-run.
-Oof. Dr. Dre has reportedly been ordered to pay his ex $100 million in their divorce settlement.
-I missed all the drama on Twitter last week but basically Adam McKay was saying that if you don’t like Don’t Look Up (and I didn’t) you don’t care about climate change? Did I get that right?
-If you want to watch a Netflix movie that’s actually good, I liked The Lost Daughter and am fully expecting Olivia Colman to nab a nomination for it.
-I also missed the news that Kanye West bought a house across the street from Kim Kardashian. That’s…really something.
–Will Arnett will be replacing Armie Hammer in Taika Waititi’s soccer comedy, Next Goal Wins.
-I loved the Insecure finale — and this interview with Issa Rae about it. (I also loved that her PR team told her they were aiming to get her a magazine cover every month to mark the final season, and they delivered.)
-On Christmas Day, Netflix gave us a gift: the announcement that Bridgerton will return in March.
-The new trailer for The Batman features our best look at Catwoman and The Riddler yet.