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George Clooney

Bridgerton Is Coming Back

-Netflix is officially returning to Bridgerton, which has been renewed for a second season. Producers confirmed it’s following the books, which means next season is all going to hang on the casting of Kate (book 2 — and the series’ — best character). Simon is barely in this book, but I have to imagine they’ll beef up his scenes to keep Regé-Jean Page around. And godspeed if they try to adapt the unintentionally hilarious scene in which Kate gets stung by a bee in the chest and her love interest tries to suck the stinger out…

-The Bachelor’s Clare Crawley and Dale Moss’ split has turned messy. There’s been sighting for months of him with other women, and now she’s speaking out about learning of their broken engagement the same time as the rest of the world: “The truth is I am crushed.”

-Six months after filing for divorce, Christina Ricci has filed for a restraining order against her ex-husband James Heerdegen, alleging “severe physical and emotional abuse”, and saying “many of these acts of abuse” took place in front of their son.

George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer reunited in the latest Actors on Actors video and it was wildly charming. They first met when he was dating her sister! He told a story about being drunk on the set of One Fine Day after a wild night. “I got to the set, and we walked to the trailer and I sat down and you looked at me. You go, ‘What?’ And I was like, ‘I didn’t know we were going to work today.’ And you go, ‘You’re still drunk.’ ”

-Meanwhile, Pfeiffer is making the jump to TV, playing Betty Ford alongside Viola Davis in a Showtime series called The First Lady.

-Maybe Jojo Siwa just likes this song? It is a banger, after all.

Megan Thee Stallion is setting the record straight after a false report claimed the charges were dropped against rapper Tory Lanez.

-Oof. What a terrible magazine cover for poor Sarah Paulson.

Katy Perry’s performance on the inauguration special got me right in the heart guts. So did Demi Lovato’s and the Broadway sing along(I’m not sure if it was officially a sing along but it was in my house!)

Chrissy Teigen is the only celebrity the official presidential Twitter account follows — because she asked for it.

Seth Rogen didn’t come to play when it came to Ted Cruz.

Josh Hartnett is the latest celeb to reveal that he secretly welcomed a new kid last year during covid.

Amanda Palmer might not be welcome in New Zealand anymore.

-In the new trailer for The CW’s Superman & Lois, their teen sons figure out Dad’s secret identity.

-The Walking Dead continues to trudge along. Here’s the trailer for season 10.

Allison Williams has to learn how to fly a plane mid-air in the Horizon Line trailer.

Jason Momoa Swings Timothée Chalamet Like a Rag Doll

-I honestly don’t know what could possibly lead into my xmas vacation better than this video that Josh Brolin posted from the set of Dune of Jason Momoa spinning Timothée Chalamet around like a rag doll and then just tossing him aside. It’s literally art.

Gillian Anderson and The Crown creator Peter Morgan have broken up after four years together.

-Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has spoken about her experience with Joss Whedon, and many people have pointed out that her complaints about him were received by the studio very differently than Ray Fisher’s.

-I was just thinking yesterday that after Tom Cruise‘s reputation bump following that audio leak, he might try to keep the goodwill going with some dating rumours. And lo and behold, there’s chatter of him dating his MI7 costar Hayley Atwell.

-Meanwhile, 5 crew members reportedly quit after Cruise‘s rant.

-Sony will be removing its long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 game, which features Keanu Reeves, from its online store and offering refunds after a bug-plagued release. There’s also accusations that the game is racist. Keanu deserves better.

Emilio Vitolo and Katie Holmes have gone Instagram official.

Connie Chung said her treatment from Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer at ABC was “not unlike what Tonya Harding did to Nancy Kerrigan.”

Alicia Silverstone is getting heat for praising her son for never taking antibiotics.

-Everything old is new again. Night Court and LA Law are being rebooted with some of the original cast.

Margot Robbie‘s screenwriting lab, which gives female creators a space to develop and refine their ideas with the help of other women creatives, continues to churn out success stories.

George Clooney says he’s doing seven loads of laundry a day during lockdown. Can he come to my house?!

Fiona Apple has criticized the Grammys for nominating Dr. Luke despite Kesha‘s allegations against him of sexual misconduct.

-Eminem regrets taking Chris Brown’s side after he beat Rihanna. As he should.

-The saga with Nancy Meyers‘ daughter just got another wrinkle. Reese Witherspoon told Vulture a story that made it sound like her mom had directorial control on the set of Home Again.

-The Ringer has compiled the best songs of the year, and I don’t hate this list.

-I also really liked this Goodreads list of the year’s best reviewed books.

-Despite being a perfect little one season show, HBO Max has renewed The Flight Attendant.

-The Morning Show is the latest series to halt production after someone on the staff tested positive for covid.

Russell T Davis takes on the AIDS crisis in the trailer for his new series It’s A Sin.

Anthony Mackie and Damson Idris star in Netflix’s Outside The Wire trailer.

The Royal Family’s Latest Spin

 

kate middleton prince harry christmas card

-The royal family’s post-The Crown damage control continues with William and Kate’s holiday card and a People cover story on how Kate Middleton isn’t a pushover. Um, good for her?

-I was really surprised that when the Tom Cruise audio leaked last night, the immediate reaction seemed to be mostly “go, Tom!” I mean yes, we all want to yell at dummies who break covid protocols, but I just kept thinking about how awful it would be to have a boss who berates you like that in public. And the power imbalance of subordinates getting screamed at by one of the most powerful actors in the world is yucky. I’m sure it had to be said but I’m not sure that was the best way to say it, and if this audio leaked at any other time he would be stuck with a Christian Bale “get out of my eyeline!” level scandal.

George Clooney says he supports Cruise, though he might have handled it differently. “I think it doesn’t help necessarily to point to specific people in that way and do it that…but, you know, everybody has their own style. The people who were on that shoot will tell us more about it. I understand why he did it. He’s not wrong at all about that. You know, I just, I don’t know that I would have done it quite that personally, but I don’t know all the circumstances so maybe he had [done it differently] 10 or 15 times before.”

-Also, the fact that Hollywood productions keep getting magical passes to keep things going during lockdown remains weird to me.

-The West Wing star Richard Schiff says it was “touch and go” when he was hospitalized with covid.

Cardi B is facing backlash after throwing a packed birthday bash for Offset with no masks or social distancing. I guess she’s learned nothing from her Thanksgiving gathering.

Leonard Roberts wrote a harrowing first-person account of his fraught time on the NBC show Heroes. Costar Ali Larter comes off particularly bad.

Tyrese’s Instagram captions are truly chaotic.

-Speaking of chaotic, check out Christina Aguilera‘s performance of “The Christmas Song” on Seth Meyers‘ show.

Kaley Cuoco had to fend off questions about ex-boyfriend Henry Cavill on Watch What Happens Live.

Pharrell Williams defended Taylor Swift in her ongoing battle with Scooter Braun over the rights to her masters in an interview with Variety.

-Disney reportedly ‘balked‘ at executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s idea of bringing back Johnny Depp for a cameo in the female-centric Pirates Of The Caribbean spin-off.

-The Lizzie McGuire reboot is officially dead. It seemed doomed from the start: production was already under way when the Disney+ show was shut down, its original creator/showrunner was fired, Hilary Duff was vocal about a move to Hulu, and a search for a new showrunner came up empty.

Lana Del Rey is reportedly engaged to Clayton Johnson, who she just started dating.

Matthew McConaughey continues to whine about the “illiberal left“.

-Wonder Woman 1984 has released its opening scene.