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Say a Little Prayer for EW’s My Best Friend’s Wedding Reunion

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-I gave up on my EW subscription last year because I never had time to read it (plus it was weirdly expensive?) but I’ll definitely be picking up the print edition of their romcom issue. Every article they’ve released from it so far has been great, but the My Best Friend’s Wedding cover seals the deal. I recently rewatched it and it’s even more problematic than I remember (Kimmy’s a child! Julianne’s a monster!) but this oral history is very fun. I really hope this marks the start of Cameron Diaz’s un-retirement cause I missed her.

-It’s a big day in covers. Newlyweds Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber landed on the March issue of Vogue.  I hate that he’s not wearing a shirt, but it’s completely expected at this point. They talk about working on their marriage (“We’re coming from a really genuine place. But we’re two young people who are learning as we go”), reflect on his past (“my mom was depressed a lot of my life and my dad has anger issues. Stuff that they passed on that I’m kind of mad they gave me”), and talk about Hailey’s stabilizing influence.

-Meanwhile, like many others I will never read about Hailey without thinking of that bit in Caity Weaver’s GQ Bieber profile in which she’s just sitting in his hotel room, doing nothing and waiting for him.

Michelle Rodriguez says Liam Neeson can’t be racist because of how he passionately frenched Viola Davis in Widows. Um, what now?

-Hollywood is now developing movies based on Reddit threads.

-It looks like Disney+ is shaping up to be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too.

Chris Pratt seems confident that Disney will use James Gunn’s script for Guardians 3.

Steve Buscemi has responded to that viral video of Jennifer Lawrence with his face: “It makes me sad.”

-Scrubs star Sam Lloyd (who played Ted the lawyer) hit his fundraising goal in two days after revealing lung & brain cancer diagnosis.

Seth Meyers got drunk with the Barefoot Contessa. He’s living my dream!!

Ariana Grande clarified why she dropped out of the Grammys. She called out the show’s producer Ken Ehrlich for “lying about me” when he told the Associated Press that she “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.” Grande tweeted, “I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.”

-Ariana is all about clearing up rumours today. She’s denying a feud with Nicki Minaj.

Jennifer Garner talked about being “surrounded by paparazzi” while being married to Ben Affleck.

Naya Rivera has spoken out about those Lea Michele feud rumours on the Glee set: “I don’t think there was any beef.”

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba have a pillow fight in the LA’s Finest trailer.

Ezra Miller Hates Hippies, Loves Goats

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Ezra Miller talks about living on a “polyamorous farm” which, yeah, totally tracks.

-His GQ interview included a goat in labour. I wonder if his publicist had to pay extra for that? (Full disclosure: I couldn’t read the whole thing. Once I got to “I find the presence of cell phones bad for my mood. I can feel cell phones when they’re around” I was worried my retinas would detach from such strenuous eye-rolling…)

Bryan Tyree Henry is best known for Atlanta but he’s doing the press rounds now for both Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk, which means he’s getting the GQ treatment.

-Congrats to Gabrielle Union who, after going public with her troubles with infertility, welcomed a new baby girl with hubby Dwayne Wade today via surrogate.

-Yay, Max Greenfield will reprise his role as Leo on the Veronica Mars reboot. (I loved his character at the time, but it retrospect it was super creepy that a fully grown cop was dating a teenager.) Patton Oswalt will also join the cast.

Halsey would like us all to know that she is not dating John Mayer. Understandable.

A magazine dared ask Nicole Kidman about her relationship with her adopted children Connor and Isabella, but she didn’t really say much: “They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and as a mother, it’s my job to love them.”

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are officially, finally, for real, no take-backsies divorced.

-Wow, Olivia Munn does NOT like being referred to as a “tech girl.”

-Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke says she wanted more actors of colour, but author Stephanie Meyer resisted. One day I would love to see a tell-all about how authors like Meyer and E.L. James totally messed up their film adaptations.

-This might be the best story about working for a Hollywood agent that I have ever read.

-Speaking of great Twitter threads, this one about the dumbest things people have said to celebrities is gold.

-Hollywood has officially run out of reboot ideas, so they’re looking to hit songs for inspiration. Anyone up for watching a Sk8er Boi TV show?

-Maybe love isn’t dead after all. Meg Ryan confirmed her engagement to John Mellencamp.

-In the trailer for the new season of her Scientology show, Leah Remini is all about the receipts.

-It lives! Brooklyn Nine-Nine will make its NBC debut on Jan 10.

-Avengers 4 is rumoured to be 3 hours, and I don’t understand anything Hollywood does anymore.

Shia LeBeouf and FKA twigs are officially a thing and I want so much more for her….

Bryan Cranston says he hasn’t seen a script yet for the Breaking Bad movie and is not even sure if he’s in it.

Julia Roberts’ Amazon show Homecoming has left me a little cold (I’m on episode 6 so I’m withholding judgment), but there’s no doubt it’s a technical marvel. This piece on its visual style and inspirations is fascinating.

James Franco and Liam Neeson star in the Coen Bros‘ upcoming anthology western The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Fan Rushes the Stage at Beyonce & Jay Z Concert

-A drunk fan jumped on the stage and chased after Beyoncé & JAY-Z in Atlanta and the dancers tried to stop him. He’s been charged with battery.

Kaylor lives! (I don’t actually believe that Karlie Kloss is faking an engagement with a hated man just so she can keep a secret relationship with Taylor Swift under wraps — though I change my mind about that every time I listen to “Dress.”)

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade getting in on the TATBILB love is amazing.

-Both Liam Gallagher and his girlfriend are denying that there was a physical altercation between them after security footage from a London club seemed to show him grabbing her throat.

-The new HBO sizzle reel gives us the teeny tiniest glimpse of new footage from Game of Thrones. The HBO show was rumoured to be returning in April 2019, but now it looks like the wait will be longer.

-The True Detective season 3 trailer has arrived. Mahershala Ali deserves better.

-After Kevin Smith‘s heart attack, his doctor told him to lose 50lbs. He totally did it.

-Wow. Crazy Rich Asians earned $25 million in its second weekend (almost the same as what it earned opening weekend). Most movies drop about 40-50% the second weekend. This one only dropped 6% — while Saturday’s numbers dropped an unprecedented 0%.

John Cho‘s Searching also did well, nabbing the highest per screen of any movie this weekend.

-There is a lot of talk about the accent Awkwafina attempts in Crazy Rich Asians and whether she’s appropriating black culture. (I was surprised when I was watching her last night on the MMVAs that she doesn’t normally sound like that.)

-I want Angela Bassett to be my life coach.

-People have been dunking on Ethan Hawke all weekend for his quotes about how he doesn’t think superhero movies deserve praise, but reading the whole interview, I think that’s taking it wildly out of context.

-Nicki Minaj postponed tour. She said she didn’t have time to rehearse, but Page Six says the decision came after “the most disappointing tickets sales of the year for any artist.”

-In news that should surprise no one, John Goodman seemed to confirm that Roseanne Barr’s character will be killed off in the upcoming The Conners spinoff, saying about his upcoming arc “I guess he’ll be mopey and sad because his wife’s dead.”

Oscar Isaac is rumoured to be in talks for a mystery role in Matt Reeves’ The Batman. Can it be Batman?!?

Anna Kendrick talked about her desire to see the teased relationship between her Pitch Perfect character and Chloe (Brittany Snow) materialize. She said should the Bellas reunite for a fourth film, “I will fight tooth and nail for it…but I’m not sure it’s gonna happen.”

-My Dad Wrote a Porno (aka the funniest podcast ever), is heading to TV as an HBO comedy special.

Kate Mara, whose family owns the NY Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, says she supports players’ right to protest.

-This is an interesting article on how Goop capitalizes on the medical establishment’s insistence on ignoring women’s health, leaving them “disproportionately exposed to the harms of quackery.”

-Wow, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3 production has been put on hold.

-The FBI and NYPD have opened investigations into the prolific scam artist impersonating top female Hollywood execs after tips began pouring in following THR’s nutso cover story on her.

Sam Mendes directed Emma Stone in this Louis Vuitton short.

-For better or worse, I picked my TIFF movies today. I decided to pass on Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s The Kindergarten Teacher because it’ll come out on Netflix — and also because this trailer is creepy.