-The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer has been released and it’s … not bad. Like, surprisingly not bad. I was expecting more cheese, but they’re playing it so straight it might actually work (they even showed considerable restraint by not ending it with “coming soon”). Is it possible Sam Taylor-Johnson managed to turn that terribly, terribly written book into a watchable move? My only concern: they tease us before showing Jamie Dornan‘s face and when they finally do, in that first scene he looks a little…doughy. Which is crazy because he was unbelievably hot it The Fall. Did his beard hold the key to all his sexiness? Here’s more proof.
-HBO announced that True Blood’s next season will be its last. Talk about coming two seasons too late (though the show did briefly rally this year, but topped it off with a redonkulously stupid finale).
-Ok, so this photo kind of makes it looks like Kristen Stewart is getting into a car driven by Rupert Sanders (aka – the director she had an affair with last summer, shattering Twihard hearts into a trillion little pieces). But she couldn’t possibly be that stupid, could she? Especially on the day that RPattz flew out of LA…right?! My bet is no — but that’s not going to do her any good right now.
-Oh jeez. Gus Van Sant reportedly shot some steamy footage featuring Alex Pettyfer as Christian Grey in a bid to direct Fifty Shades of Grey. I have no interest in seeing the movie, and those names certainly aren’t going to change my mind. Ian Somerhalder, on the other hand…
–Beyoncé‘s war against unflattering photos of her surfacing on the interwebs continues: she’s now banned all pro photographers from her concerts.
-I’m surprised it took this long to hit, but Gwyneth Paltrow is coming under fire for promoting a line of children’s bikinis in last week’s GOOP. It certainly raised my eyebrows when I saw it (but mostly because the spooky little girl in the ad looks like a blond, dead-eyed GOOPer in training).
-Meanwhile, Gwyneth continues to name-check Jay-Z on her Iron Man 3 press tour. (Because they’re friends, in case she hasn’t drilled that into your head yet.)
-For those of you playing along at home, Miley Cyrus‘ engagement ring is back on.
–Snoop is suddenly the leading expert on buddy Miley’s love life: “I know that she has a relationship that no longer exists.”
–Snoop is also backing a line of bracelets made from reclaimed illegal guns, which is pretty damn cool.
-The UK trailer for Much Ado Movie dropped today. It offers a few more glimpses of Hero’s wedding scene, which is always the part in the play that makes me cringe. I can’t wait to see how Joss Whedon handles it. Awesomely, no doubt.
–Katy Perry is totally over her divorce from Russell Brand and thinks you should be, too.
-I’m a big fan of Paul F. Tompkins (who’s a regular on basically every comedy podcast ever recorded), and now I’m an even bigger fan since I discovered his “Speakeasy” YouTube series. The best part is when he gets celebrities to recreate Internet memes. Community’sAlison Brie does a great unflattering Beyonce, and New Girl’s Jake Johnson is clearly related to Grumpy Cat.
-Speaking of Alison Brie, she just made a Funny or Die video with boyfriend Dave Franco. (It’s very NSFW.)
–Justin Bieber has officially given up his pet monkeybecause “a baby monkey was never going to be suited to be on a world tour even if he is travelling by private jet.” Truer words were never spoken.
-That drink that Ted ordered on Sunday night’s Mad Men? It’s an Old Spanish – a made-up cocktail from 30 Rock.
–Liam Gallagher “tried to ride a dog after drinking champagne in a pub.” We’ve all been there.
–Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham is doing lots of press for the new novel she wrote (you can read the first chapters here), and that includes talking about how she’s been on a diet for 35 years, which I really wish I didn’t know.
-Here’s the new poster for Before Midnight. I just realized I’m going to be in NYC when it’s released and am now debating how lame it would be to sneak away from my travel buddies to go see it opening night…
-Speaking of movies, The Thor 2 trailer has arrived. I kind of feel like I have to see these movies now whether I want to or not if I expect to follow along with the Avengers films. Sigh.