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Dominic West Defends Marriage Following Lily James Pics

-I mean, is there anything else to talk about today than what went down with Dominic West over the weekend? The Daily Mail published photos of The Affair actor (lol) in Rome canoodling with Lily James, his costar in a new BBC adaptation of The Pursuit of Love (he plays her father). The Daily Mail was quick with a followup about how West’s wife, Catherine Fitzgerald (who — let’s not forget — owns a freakin’ castle!) was shocked and devastated. However, West and Fitzgerald presented a united front this morning when they greeted the press outside their home with a handwritten note saying they’re “very much still together.” I’m not sure if they have an open relationship or they’ve worked it out or they’re trying to save face, but I am glad that their bizarre press conference made his name trend instead of the previously trending James (who was last rumoured to be dating Chris Evans).

Offset reportedly rented a billboard for Cardi B‘s birthday — and it seems to have worked. The nearly divorced couple were seen kissing and dancing at her 28th birthday party (and after-party) in Vegas.

-My god, Demi Lovato’s ex is never going to give up the spotlight, is he?

-In a powerful New York Times op-ed, Megan Thee Stallion addressed the election, sexism, police brutality, and violence against women: “We deserve to be protected… and we are entitled to our anger.”

Gloria Estefan and her daughter Emily had a tough discussion about Emily’s coming-out on Red Table Talk. Emily remembers: “The first thing you said was ‘If you tell your grandmother and she dies, her blood is on your hands.'”

Gal Gadot has been cast in the upcoming Cleopatra movie from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins — and Twitter was quick to call it white-washing.

-Meanwhile, Gadot spoke to Vanity Fair about the backlash to her “Imagine” video at the start of the pandemic. “Sometimes, you know, you try and do a good deed and it’s just not the right good deed. I had nothing but good intentions and it came from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world.”

Zoe Kravitz looks amazing as Catwoman on the Batman set.

Jon Cryer told a great story on Twitter this weekend about how he lost his wedding ring while walking in Vancouver — and found it the next day.

Shantel VanSanten talked about how The Flash abruptly dumped her character in season 2 after she booked another series: “I don’t think it was supposed to end as quickly as it did. I don’t know if a whole lot of people know this, but I actually worked it out with my contract so I could finish the whole season and be around. But a showrunner that’s no longer on that show was very upset with me, and so he put me on a train all of a sudden, and I left…It was a bummer that somebody allowed their own personal feelings to come in the way of what was best for a story. I’m glad that person’s gone, and they’ve resolved so many of the issues on the set that were because of him.”

-Meanwhile, I thought I was finally free of all CW superhero shows save Legends, but Regina King has announced she’s developing a Black supernatural drama called Slay for the network. Just when I think I’m out…

-Tenet’s flop helped spur a mass exodus on the movie release calendar. As a result, War With Grandpa and rereleases of Star Wars the 1993 Halloween classic Hocus Pocus have been atop the box office charts in recent weeks.

-Meanwhile, as confusing as it is to hear studios release news of upcoming films when the industry is in freefall, Warner Bros just announced a Mad Max spinoff called Furiosa starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Sandra Bullock just signed on to a romance-action film about a romance author who discovers that a fictional city she had written about is real, with her Proposal costar Ryan Reynolds being eyed for a part. I want this!

-Netflix’s new high school drama Grand Army, which drops this weekend, is getting great reviews, with comparisons to My So-Called Life.

-Though I’m reluctant to start a new Netflix series. This is a good piece on how Netflix keeps cancelling its most interesting and ambitious shows and why this (combined with the quantity-over-quality strategy) is becoming a big a problem.

-Also, Channing Dungey is stepping down as Netflix’s VP of original programming. There’s talk that she’s a contender for the job of president of Warner Bros. TV.

-In other big industry shakeups, Disney says its ‘primary focus’ for entertainment is streaming as it announces a major reorganization.

-I’m not sure I trust the site that’s reporting that Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield have signed on for Spider-Man 3, but it’s wild if true.

Princess Diana meets the Queen in the new trailer for season 4 of The Crown.

Kristen Stewart Talks about Being “Hounded” About Her Sexuality

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Kristen Stewart gets candid in the new issue of InStyle, opening up about the pressure she once felt to label and discuss her sexuality in public. “I did feel an enormous pressure, but it wasn’t put on me by the [LGBTQA+] community. People were seeing those pictures and reading these articles and going, “Oh, well, I need to be shown.” I was a kid, and I felt personally affronted. Now I relish it. I love the idea that anything I do with ease rubs off on somebody who is struggling. That shit’s dope!”

-Also, Stewart looked amazing when she appeared (remotely) at this week’s Chanel show.

Kelly Rowland is pregnant with her second child — and debuted her baby bump on the cover of Women’s Health.

-SNL has dis-invited this week’s musical guest, country singer Morgan Wallen, after social media posts surfaced of him partying and kissing strangers this past weekend, despite’s SNL’s covid protocols. He said on Instagram: “My actions this weekend were pretty shortsighted and they obviously affected my longterm goals and dreams…I think I’ve lost myself a little bit. I’ve tried to find joy in the wrong places, and it’s left me with less joy.” Dude has a new baby, so it’s a bad look all around.

-Meanwhile, Maya Rudolph says shooting the SNL season premiere was “really difficult” due to the new protocols. “Everything was slower, it was harder to get things to cards, I didn’t really get my lines until air. So I had never run that sketch until we did it live.”

-This is nice: Ryan Reynolds is helping make sure students in Nunavut are properly dressed for winter by partnering with Canada Goose to send parkas to the more than 300 students at the Inuujaq School in Arctic Bay.

-I hope starring in the next Mission Impossible movie doesn’t get Hayley Atwell tangled up in Tom Cruise rumours, but I do hope it makes her a big star. Despite being in the Captain America films, I don’t think she’s as well-known as she should be.

Betty Gilpin wrote a eulogy for Glow for Vanity Fair, and man, every time I read anything she writes (whether it’s a tweet about being nominated for an award or an essay about having “pea-sized confidence with watermelon-sized boobs”), I just want to read more. She’s so, so funny. (“Panicked that I was never going to be able to support myself as an actor, a decade ago I did an arc on a show where you saw my areolas before you saw my face. Avoiding eye contact with ancestors’ ghosts, I bravely signed on to press my taint against the lens every four frames for Chipotle and weed money, while the other actors did real scenes in between.”) Get this woman a book deal!

Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston are heading back to the set of The Morning Show, which is scheduled to resume production this month. Steve Carell is also heading back for season 2 which is … a whole lotta why?

Sarah Jessica Parker wrote a passionate plea to save Broadway in Variety, saying “New York especially needs theatre because so many New Yorkers need theatre — the thousands of people employed directly and indirectly by the industry, doing collateral work, from the servers at the surrounding restaurants to the people responsible for dry-cleaning costumes.”

-A source tells Us Weekly: “Demi [Lovato] has been acting as though she was never engaged to Max [Ehrich] and that their relationship never happened. She is still not speaking to him and fully cut him out.” Well, yeah. That’s called moving on.

Macaulay Culkin‘s covid mask is perfection.

Armie Hammer was Jimmy Kimmel’s first in-person guest to be in the studio since covid started — and he wore a spacesuit for some reason.  Still looked better than he did in last month’s GQ.

Ruby Rose says her back injury was not the primary reason for her Batwoman departure. “We went into lockdown with COVID and thinking of in quarantine and locked down, there was a lot of thought and reflection and kind of everyone did it. We sort of mutually agreed that probably what was best for the show, um, at the time was they go in a different direction and I go in a different direction.” That is a very nice spin on it.

-I was really hoping that today’s news from The Postal Service would be an new album. Instead it’s a (admittedly funny) video about voting. In it, the band holds Zoom auditions with Anne Hathaway, Kenny G, Weird Al, Slash, Huey Lewis, Bret McKenzie, Vanessa Bayer, Ishmael Butler, Patton Oswalt and more.

Malin Akerman and Bella Thorne join an underground, all-female fight club in the trailer for Chick Fight.

-Here’s the latest trailer for News Of The World starring Tom Hanks, arriving in theatres on Christmas Day (supposedly).

-Hollywood is really excited because the trailer for Ryan Reynolds’ new movie Free Guy got 55 million views in 24 hours. Yeah, that doesn’t mean people will flock to theatres to watch it.

 

BTS’ Grammy Bid

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BTS hit another mainstream milestone by covering Variety’s Grammy issue. There’s also a cute behind the scenes video from the shoot.

-I’m pretty sure all the Tracee Ellis Ross and Harry Styles dating rumours came about just because they had good chemistry together on a talk show once (mostly because Tracee was trying to pick up the slack from the other guest — Kendall Jenner), but I don’t hate it.

-The MCU has found its Ms. Marvel: Markham, Ont native Iman Vellani. The 18-year-old will star in the new Disney+ series.

Angelina Jolie reportedly insisted Brad Pitt quarantine for two-weeks after returning from their Chateau in France with Nicole Poturalski. Oh, so she asked him to do what he’s actually required to after international travel? What a monster.

-Everyone who got bad vibes from Max Ehrich when he was engaged to Demi Lovato seems justified these days. He posted IG messages implying Lovato was being abused and added “I’ll be posting on here for updates every few hours with pics… In case people try to ‘Jeffrey Epstein’ me.”

Tony Lanez’s team allegedly sent several emails to media outlets pretending to be members of Megan Thee Stallion’s record label, 300 Entertainment, in order to “campaign press” on his behalf. The email contained doctored texts and a link to a report that claimed that Megan did not want to testify against Lanez about her shooting. In a statement, Megan’s lawyer said, “We have been made aware of manipulated text messages and invented email accounts that have been disseminated to the media in a calculated attempt to peddle a false narrative”

Cardi B spent last night’s debate on Instagram fact-checking the president’s comments.

-I don’t believe anything from this website, but I really really don’t believe in an Enola Holmes spinoff starring Henry Cavill. The movie was fine but he was so very miscast. When has Sherlock Holmes ever been a hunky, empathetic hero?

-Production has paused on Riverdale and Supergirl due to a shortage of COVID-19 testing capacity in Vancouver. “This is a situation we are continuing to monitor hour by hour and day by day,” one studios said.

Ethan Hawke is getting raves for his performance in the new miniseries The Good Lord Bird.

-Now John Cleese is defending J.K. Rowling.

-Here’s the first trailer for Lee Isaac Chung’s critically adored Sundance hit, Minari, a sweeping epic starring Steven Yeun about a Korean family putting down roots in the rugged American heartland.