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Matthew McConaughey’s a Family Man for People

Matthew-McConaughey memoir

Matthew McConaughey is promoting his new memoir, but the interviews he’s giving aren’t making me want to rush out and buy it. On parenthood, he tells People “The only thing I ever knew I wanted to be was a father. And it’s remained the pinnacle for me. Being a dad was always my only dream. I can’t think of anything being more important” and says of his marriage to Camila Alves: “I can tell you this: I’m happy and confident to say our kids do not question the love we have in our family”. Look man, ya gotta give us something more, especially because Mariah Carey just delivered such juiciness.

-I see we’re at that tedious point of the gossip cycle where every recent interview with Lily James is being combed over for clues to her relationship with Dominic West. Goodie.

-Meanwhile, West’s camp is trying to spin it that he’s just a big teddy bear who likes to get touchy-feely with his friends. Mmmhmmm.

Bella Hadid is dating Jack Nicholson’s grandson and everyone’s saying he looks like John Mayer, but I’m seeing Billie Joe Armstrong?

-Despite the TV industry being awash in “un-renewals” for shows we actually want to come back, they keep reviving shows no one wants. Case in point: Dexter is coming back, with Michael C. Hall reprising the main role.

-Also, as soon as the news broke, a writer on the original series tweeted: “That time I was on a show with a male lead and I’d recommended 2 women directors for upcoming episodes and the showrunner never responded so I mentioned it again and he literally screamed at me, ‘A WOMAN WILL NEVER DIRECT THIS SHOW, OKAY?'”

-Speaking of reboots, one of the stars of the new Charmed show, Sarah Jeffery, criticized Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan of the original series for publicly disparaging the new version. Combs then responded and it’s, um, not great.  Meanwhile, Jeffery says Charmed OG Shannen Doherty has been nothing but kind.

-A wave of stars quit the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen earlier this year after reckoning with racism, pay disparity, and a toxic work culture. Now there’s a trailer featuring a lot of new faces.

-Meanwhile, former Test Kitchen star Sohla El-Waylly was interviewed by E. Alex Jung and the result is a scorcher of a profile.  “The fact is Brad [Leone]’s show did do very well. For some reason, people like watching a big dumb white guy. But why? What does that say about the audience? Why do you want to watch this incompetent white man when we have one in the fucking Oval Office?”

-This is a great profile on Pedro Pascal, who says to play the villain in Wonder Woman 1984 he turned his script into a pop-art scrapbook. One page features Max surrounded by text bubbles into which he wrote over and over again, ‘You are a f*cking piece of shit’.

-Here’s the first trailer for This Is Us’ two-hour season premiere, which airs Oct 27.

Cardi B accidentally shared a topless photo on Instagram, and doesn’t seem to bothered by it: “It is what it is. S–t happens. F–k it, it’s not even the first time. I mean, I used to f—ing be a stripper so whatever. Ay, Dios mío.”

-Meanwhile, there’s talk that Cardi and Nicki Minaj are putting their beef behind them and coming together for a collab. This is the miracle 2020 needs!

-Also something we need: Ariana Grande‘s next album, which she says is coming this month.

James Van Der Beek took to Instagram to explain why he packed up his family and moved to Texas: “In the last ten months, we’ve had two late-term pregnancy losses, each of which put @vanderkimberly in the hospital, we spent Christmas break thinking she had a tumor (the doctor was wrong, thank god), a business colleague I hired hijacked the project and stabbed me in the back, I was prematurely booted off a reality dancing show I was favored to win in front of the whole world, and my mom died.” Yeah, that’ll do it.

Cate Blanchett interviewed her idol, photographer Gregory Crewdson, about his latest exhibit, which blends the nostalgia of an Edward Hopper painting with some of America’s thorniest issues.

Jason Momoa is back in Toronto shooting his Apple show and I love that sightings of him are all over social.

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha star in the new trailer for Amazon’s Christmas romance Sylvie’s Love. This was a huge hit at Sundance so I’m very happy it’ll be streaming instead of at theatres.

-The trailer for Hillbilly Elegy starring Amy Adams and Glenn Close dropped today, and Twitter was quick to eviscerate it, calling it “conservative poverty porn” and comparing it to indie film spoofs.

Supernatural Coming to an End

-I don’t watch Supernatural and even I’m shocked by the news that it’s ending. I thought that show would outlast us all. It’s making me really curious what The CW’s plan is, as it’s now letting go of a big chunk of its trademark shows: Arrow, Supernatural, iZombie, Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.  In any case, watching the cast get teary while announcing the news got me. Carry on, wayward sons!

Priyanka Chopra shot down rumours that she’s mad at Meghan Markle for not attending her wedding.

-In honour of Reese Witherspoon‘s birthday, Jennifer Garner posted a video of herself playing sax. There was a costume and everything.

-If you invite Glenn Close to your house for Christmas, she might show up dressed like a sheep. And everyone will just roll with it because she’s Glenn freakin’ Close.

Diane Kruger opened up about the end of her relationship with Joshua Jackson in a new interview. “I was in such a dark place. I had two really close family deaths that year, I was separating from my partner of 10 years. There was just a lot of darkness and personal loss.”

David Letterman says he regrets the last part of his Late Show tenure. “Here’s the mistake I made: I stayed on television way too long. It turns out that nobody had the guts to fire me, and I should’ve left 10 years ago.”

-The entire cast of Parks and Rec reunited today for a Paley Fest panel and confirmed that we shouldn’t get our hopes up for a reboot.

-I am never going to see Jordan Peele‘s new movie, Us. Not ever, because I’m a big chicken. But this article on what the ending could mean is really well done. (Spoilers, obvs.)

-Kate Beckinsale just deleted all her Instagram posts, which is a shame because they were reliably delightful. I blame Pete Davidson.

-Speaking of delightful IG feeds, Michelle Pfeiffer knows what she’s doing.

-Netflix is shuffling episode orders, but denies it’s basing it on your sexual identity. That’s not terrifying at all.

-Meanwhile, I like this article on whether or not Netflix can take over the world without turning evil. Let’s hope!

-Netflix is debuting Unicorn Store on April 5, directed by and starring Brie Larson. It debuted last year at TIFF and people seemed to think it was twee but good.

 

The Leading Ladies Speak Up

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-The Hollywood Reporter’s actress roundtable features Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Kidman, Regina King and Rachel Weisz. They talk about the times they wished they had spoken up more on set, and why it’s important to speak openly about pay and treatment. Said Kidman: “Working with younger actresses, I say, ‘Ask me anything and I’ll answer. Ask me anything financially. If you need advice, just ask. I can only tell you what I advise and you might take it or leave it. But it’s nice to have access to information.'”

-Similarly in an interview from Sundance, Michelle Williams remembers how an older actress flagged inappropriate actions on set she was younger, and now she wants to do the same. “It’s up to me to protect these women, girls who are younger than I am. And teach them how to protect themselves.”

Patton Oswalt responded to an online attacker by donating money to the troll’s GoFundMe page and it all ended very sweetly.

-Even the props that you can barely see on The Good Place are next level.

-Wait, Jon Bernthal is in one of the episodes of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt that dropped on Netflix today? CLEAR MY CALENDAR!!

Anne Hathaway confirmed that, almost 20 years after the original, that there is talk of a third installment of The Princess Diaries and she and Julie Andrews are in if the script is “perfect.”

Matthew McConaughey ranked his best and worst rom coms and he chose How To Lose a Guy as his fave because he still gets residuals from it: “there’s always a great little check that shows up in the mail.”

-As if I wasn’t already excited for the next season of Fleabag, Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw will appear.

-Alright, I’ll admit the new images from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood have me a teensy bit curious.

Cardi B remains the best.

-The Magic Mike musical is set to premiere in Boston, with Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh on board to produce. Excuse me while I frantically look up plane tickets…

Zac Efron plays serial killer Ted Bundy in the trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which is premiering at Sundance.