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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Have Baby Boy

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost have welcomed a baby boy named Cosmo(!) into the world. It’s her second child, and their first together.

-Congratulations to Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe and Tony McGill who recently welcomed their first child together — despite her fans not knowing she was pregnant.

Chloe and Halle Bailey cover of Flaunt magazine.

-In THR’s new cover storyMichael Keaton admitted that he got lost when the Morbius filmmakers tried to break down what’s been happening in the MCU and how it makes sense that he’ll play Batman in The Flash thanks to the multiverse. “I’m nodding like I know what the fuck they’re talking about. I go, ‘Uh-huh.’ And I’m thinking, ‘You may as well be explaining quantum physics right now to me. All I know is I just know my guy. And I know the basics.’ So finally, they were looking at me, and they just started laughing. They said, ‘You don’t know what we’re talking about, do you?’ I said, ‘No, I don’t, no idea what you’re talking about.'”

-I don’t know what I’m less surprised by: that Carrie Underwood would like an anti-mask tweet from an extremist voice like Matt W*lsh, or that celebrities still haven’t figured out that we can easily see which tweets they’ve liked.

Joshua Jackson really wanted to clarify that yes, Jodie Turner-Smith proposed to him first, but that’s not the whole story. “Yes, two proposals. And also for anybody who is freaked out by a woman claiming her own space, shut the fuck up. Good God, you cannot believe the things people were leaving my wife on Instagram. She did it. I said ‘yes.’ We’re happy. That’s it. That’s all you need to know. That has been a real education for me as a white man, truly. The way people get in her comments and the ignorance and ugliness that comes her way is truly shocking. And it has been a necessary, but an unpleasant education in just the way people relate to Black bodies in general, but Black female bodies in specific. It is not okay. We have a long way to go.”

-The Ringer talked to current and former colleagues of new Jeopardy host Mike Richards…and it’s not good! Also, his old podcast jokes have resurfaced online and they are also not good.

-According to The Daily Beast, Queen Elizabeth‘s lawyers wrote to major British newspapers warning them against taking or publishing pictures of the royals at Balmoral the same day that Prince Andrew arrived there. Interesting how they were willing to sic lawyers on the press for negative coverage of him but not Meghan Markle.

Ant Anstead confirmed that he’s dating Renee Zellweger, saying “Look, everybody knows that Renee and I have become quite close… we kept it secret for a while, and unfortunately some pictures were taken and put out there.”

-Open arguments have begun in R. Kelly’s sex crime trial, and prosecutors said he used “every trick in the predator’s handbook.” Meanwhile, his lawyer seemed flustered in her opening remarks, accidentally saying “the girls” in reference to Kelly’s partners before quickly correcting herself by saying “excuse me, the women,” as well as saying: “You ultimately will have to find Mr. Kelly guilty — excuse me, not guilty.”

Alyssa Milano and her uncle were involved in a car accident after he suffered a suspected heart attack while driving.

Phoebe Dynevor has signed on to executive-produce and star in Amazon’s adaptation of Exciting Times and now everyone is wondering what that means for Bridgerton. She’s only in brief scenes in the subsequent books — because that’s how those books work.

-This is an interesting piece on Nicole Kidman the film actor versus Nicole Kidman the TV star, and how she seems to be choosing less interesting roles on the small screen vs the big screen.

-Meanwhile, I had no idea her new show Nine Perfect Strangers had already started airing. There’s too much TV.

-I was clicking on a celebrity-related tweet last week and it went to Gawker, which felt like a time warp. The site is back with an almost-all female staff.

-With Delta bearing down hard on the US, the movie studios are beginning to rethink their release schedule again. The fall film festivals are still rolling on, though.

-Oooh boy. Canadian director Denis Villeneuve said of Dune’s release, “The way it happened, I’m still not happy. Frankly, to watch Dune on a television, the best way I can compare it is to drive a speedboat in your bathtub. For me, it’s ridiculous. It’s a movie that has been made as a tribute to the big-screen experience” Sigh. Look, I get that as a filmmaker, he wants people to see his movies in the best possible presentation — not to mention his profits and ability to make a sequel are probably tied to box office receipts. But others have pointed out the elitism of his comments. Also, we’re in a pandemic! If people are more comfortable watching it on HBO Max, at least they’re watching it. And not to give James Gunn too much credit, but I did like what he had to say recently about movies becoming favourites because they’re re-run on TV, which seems especially true for a film like Dune, which is destined to be a cult fave due to repeated viewings.

-I don’t watch RHONY, but I really liked this interview with Eboni K Williams about getting along with costars like Ramona Singer who have different political views.  “I’m not looking to see if Ramona and I agree on North Korea, or mask bans, or anything like that. I don’t care about that. But I’ve got to see if we align on those basic principles of shared humanity. And if we don’t, that saves me time, and really, Ramona time.”

-Here’s the final trailer for Annette, which seems to have divided critics.

FKA twigs Accuses Shia LaBeouf of ‘Relentless Abuse’ and Sexual Battery

-Whoa. FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf, her former boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. She says last Valentine’s Day, after returning from a trip where she woke up and he was choking her, he removed his seatbelt while speeding toward Los Angeles and threatened to crash unless she professed her love for him. When they stopped at a gas station, she says he assaulted her, throwing her against the car while screaming in her face before forcing her back into the car. Karolyn Pho, another of LaBeouf’s exes, described similarly tumultuous experiences in the lawsuit. In an email to NYT, LaBeouf said “I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”

-This is amazing news for Telefilm Canada: Rather than choose who does and who doesn’t receive development program funding this year, the federal agency has decided to fund every filmmaker who applied and is eligible.

Jenny Slate revealed she’s expecting her first child.

-Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is bringing back some familiar aunts.

-To end this crappy year on a high note, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys released a new song together.

JK Rowling criticized the ‘climate of fear’ surrounding the trans conversation. I honestly don’t know why she just doesn’t stop.

George Clooney was hospitalized after losing weight for Netflix’s The Midnight Sky. “I think I was trying too hard to lose the weight quickly and probably wasn’t taking care of myself.”

-Disney made a ton of announcements yesterday, including news that Amy Adams is returning for Enchanted 2, Hayden Christensen is returning as Darth Vader for a new show, Chris Evans will voice a new Buzz Lightyear movie, Lauren Graham will star in a Mighty Ducks series, Rachel McAdams will reprise her role in the new Dr Strange film, Tatiana Maslany was confirmed as She-Hulk, and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone (a book I ADORED) is being adapted by Lucasfilm. Plus, here’s the trailer for the new Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston, and the first trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

-Dune director Denis Villeneuve slammed the 2021 HBO Max release plan: “AT&T has hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history. There is absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience here.”

Taylor Swift debuted her latest surprise album to glowing reviews.

-The Dickinson Season 2 trailer just dropped.

Meryl Streep and Jennifer Trainer star in the Museum Town trailer.

David Harbour and Lily Allen Get Hitched in Vegas

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-Congrats to David Harbour and Lily Allen, who got married in Las Vegas on Monday. The Stranger Things actor and British songstress were wed by an Elvis impersonator and ate In-n-Out burgers with her daughters for a reception, which sounds like perfection.

Selena Gomez graces the new issue of Allure Magazine wearing a LaQuan Smith dress. In the interview, she talks about early career pressure (“I just did things that weren’t really me. There was pressure to seem more adult on my album, Revival…the need to show skin… I really don’t think I was [that] person”) and why she never googles her name (“I haven’t done that in years. I honestly can’t. I’m strong in a lot of ways, but I think I just have way too much of a sensitive heart”).

-The Glorias star Alicia Vikander covers British Elle and talks about her woke upbringing: “I grew up in a house with a mother who taught me about the word feminism from the age of five.”

-I hate this dress on Cate Blanchett at Venice, but I’m also supremely happy to have an opportunity to hate red carpet dresses again.

-Sex Education season 3 is back in production for Netflix and the cast shot a cute video for it.

-Following a flurry of sightings/photographs of Jacob Elordi and rumoured new girlfriend Kaia Gerber coming out of NYC, the Kissing Booth actor took to Instagram to remind fans “I am a human being.”

-There were lots of headlines today about AMC’s announcement that The Walking Dead is ending. Technically it is, but it will end with a supersized 11th season that will feature 24 episodes stretched out over two years, followed by a spinoff starring Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride (I gave up years ago, but are Carol and Daryl finally a thing?!), and a possible anthology series. Not to mention there’s still the Rick Grimes movies, and Fear the Walking Dead.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are now asking up to $1 million for speaking engagements. If people will pay it, why not?

-FX revealed today that Donald Glover and his team have already finished writing the next two seasons of Atlanta and are planning to shoot them back to back (with one mostly filming in Europe and the other in Atlanta) but the pandemic has pushed back production.

Ryan Reynolds brought Rick Moranis back for a cellphone commercial and I love it. He stepped away from acting to raise his kids after his wife passed away, and he deserves a comeback.

Susan Sarandon is back on her bullshit again. Every damn election.

-Sources say Sacha Baron Cohen has secretly shot Borat 2 and has already screened it for a few industry people.

-Surprising no one, Jessica Mulroney appears to be far from “cancelled.”

-The Oscars just outlined a bunch of new diversity requirements for Best Picture nominees and at first it seems huge, but they actually seem ridiculously easy to achieve, especially for big studios. Kirstie Alley is angry about it, so at least that’s amusing.

-TIFF reversed its face mask policy today after the trades picked it up and ran with it yesterday. I’m avoiding all of their indoor screenings anyway, but they are keeping 3 empty seats to either side of assigned seats and an empty row in between used rows, which is way better than any other theatre’s standards in Toronto right now.

-According to the LA Times, Keeping up with the Kardashians is ending because of a live ratings decline (it peaked with the Season 4 finale in 2010 with 4.8 million total viewers, while the most recent episode had just 810,000 total viewers), the network tightening its belt (they axed the “E! News” program last month after 29 years), and the changing landscape of TV, which sees celebrities getting more reach with younger audiences on social media platforms than traditional television shows.

-Hulu just released the trailer for their new limited series A Teacher, in which Kate Mara plays a high school teacher who has an inappropriate relationship with a student, played by Love Simon’s Eric Walker. I hate the gross, assault-y premise of this.

Jason Momoa shared a message of support for his Justice League co-star Ray Fisher, who spoke out against Joss Whedon.

-The first trailer for Dune dropped today and it’s a Denis Villeneuve joint so it looks predictably gorgeous, but man, they don’t even try to explain the plot at all to those who might not know it.

-In news that should surprise absolutely no one, there’s whispers that Warner Bros is preparing to push back the release dates for Dune and Wonder Woman 1984. Just let us pay to watch them at home.

Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander rise up in the trailer for Julie Taymor‘s Gloria Steinem biopic The Glorias.