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Britney Spears Checks Into Mental Health Facility

-Aw man, I really thought Britney Spears had been doing better these last few years. Over a week ago she checked into a psychiatric facility after suffering from emotional distress, and is expected to stay for 30 days. She recently cancelled her tour after her father underwent surgery on his colon and TMZ reports she’s been distraught by his illness.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman agreed to surrender their passports in their first court appearances. (Weird sidenote: I keep listening to podcasts where they pronounce her last name Loff-lin, even though she pronounces it Lock-lin — just like the person I know who has that last name. Where is the f coming from?)

-During a speech in Washington, D.C., yesterday, Michelle Williams revealed how she felt “paralyzed in feelings of futility” during the pay gap controversy. Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million to return to the All the Money in the World set for about a week-and-a-half of reshoots, while she received a paltry $80 per diem. “”Guess what, no one cared.”

Leslie Jones lives out all her Game of Thrones fanatasies in Kat Harington’s SNL promos.

Henry Golding and Emma Thompson showed the trailer for the new romcom Last Christmas today at CinemaCon and the audience seemed to dig it.

-This is just evil. CBS All Access wants to save the canceled One Day At A Time, but Netflix has the right to kill any such move, and they might stop it from living on.

-The Flash’s Grant Gustin triggered alarm when he vaped on an airplane, which is such a jerk move.

-Captain Marvel has crossed the $1B mark globally at the box office.

-I meant to link to this last week, but The Ringer did a roundup on the best movies that came out in 1999, and it’s insane how many gems that year produced. (Fight Club, Election, Cruel Intentions, Being John Malkovich, She’s All That, Galaxy Quest, Girl Interrupted, Notting Hill, Three Kings, The Sixth Sense, 10 Things I Hate About You, Office Space, The Matrix). Here’s part one, and here’s part two.

-I just found a podcast called F*ck Bois of Literature with an episode devoted to Pride and Prejudice and I’ve never felt more seen.

-The latest Avengers trailer shows the return of Thanos, and include some brief but memorable shots between pairs (Tony & Pepper, Nebula & Rocket, Tony & Steve).

-Meanwhile, Avengers: End Game tickets when on sale yesterday and ticket sites immediately crashed. Now tickets are being resold for thousands of dollars.

-Fanfiction depository Ao3 being nominated for a Hugo is amazing.

-This is a devastating account of how the Washington Post backed down on their Charlie Rose follow up story that contained additional reporting about misconduct by CBS exec Jeff Fager.

-The Handmaids Tale is still entering this year’s Emmys race, even though the series itself isn’t eligible. Hmmmm….

Joaquin Phoenix transforms into the Joker in the twisted first trailer for DC’s new standalone film. I’m not sure we need another origin story but I will admit to getting excited when Atlanta alums Zazie Beetz and Brian Tyree Henry popped up.

Zac Efron is a killer in disguise in the Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile trailer.

Jason Momoa Scores Major Points with His Mom, Thanks to Julia Roberts

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Jason Momoa took his mom to meet Julia Roberts and it really was the cutest thing.

Offset crashing Cardi B’s set at this weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival (where she was the first woman to ever headline) to apologize and beg her to take him back really pissed me off. He sabotaged her set and festival organizers should have never allowed it.

-Meanwhile, Cardi B will be on tonight’s Carpool Karaoke.

Meghan Markle‘s mother will likely not be spending Christmas with her daughter, despite relocating to the UK. It’s apparently very unusual for non-royal family members to be invited to the festivities.

Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman, who costarred together on Revenge, got married this weekend. I love when shomances last way longer than the show itself.

-Congrats to Flash star Grant Gustin who married physical therapist LA Thoma this weekend. No word on any Flash costars attending, but guests included Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, Broadway stars Max Chucker, Adam Kaplan, Leela Rothenberg and Daveed Diggs, and model Renée Mittelstaedt.

-CBS announced its former head Les Moonves misled the network about those misconduct allegations. He will be fired for cause and will NOT receive a $120 million severance. The statement from the board also said “investigators concluded that harassment and retaliation are not pervasive at CBS.” Um, what?!

-Speaking of harassment at CBS, after it came to light that the network paid Eliza Dushku a $9.5M settlement based on her interactions with Bull star Michael Weatherly, some of his female costars have jumped to his defense which is just…sigh.

-Orange Is The New Black’s Yael Stone has come forward to accuse Geoffrey Rush, who she costarred with in a play, of sexual harassment — and because of the libel laws in her native Australia, she’s put herself at great risk. She says he danced naked in front of her in their dressing room, sent explicit texts, and held a mirror above her shower curtain to watch her. (While multiple people from the play corroborate her allegations in the report, Rush insists the claims “are incorrect and in some instances have been taken completely out of context.”)

-When asked if the #MeToo movement was difficult, Idris Elba replied “only if you’re a man with something to hide.” Bless him.

Frankie Shaw, the female creator of SMILF, is currently under investigation after several cast and crew members came forward with misconduct complaints, including inappropriate handling of sex scenes and separating writers by race.

-Some guy turned AvengersEndgame.com into an advertisement for Deadpool — and Ryan Reynolds sent him a gift.

-A Daredevil actress says Marvel reps were ‘stunned’ over Netflix’s cancellation of the show. But clearly this is less on Netflix and more about Marvel/Disney’s greater plans, no?

-This John Oliver segment on Brexit didn’t air in the UK because of a weird ban they have on using footage of Parliment.

-Aquaman hasn’t opened here yet, but it’s already killing it overseas.

-Meanwhile, The Mortal Engines bombed hard at the box office — and could end up losing Universal upwards of $100M.

-Is Bumblebee this year’s Shape of Water? Suddenly I’m interested!

-Everyone got really worried about Pete Davidson this weekend following a disturbing post he made on Instagram. Here’s hoping he’s ok and gets whatever help he needs.

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone star a new short that takes aim at bullying.

John Goodman and Vera Farmiga star in the Captive State trailer about a Chicago neighborhood that’s taken over by extra-terrestrial.

Angelina Jolie Accuses Brad Pitt of Skimping on Child Support

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-The Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt divorce continues to disintegrate. Court docs reveal that she accused him of not paying enough in child support. His lawyer quickly shot back, saying her filing was “unnecessary, omits material information and is a thinly-veiled effort to manipulate media coverage” and says the actor has “paid over $1.3 million in bills for the benefit of [Jolie] and the minor children.”

-Meanwhile, Jolie‘s divorce lawyer hasn’t quit (as was previously reported), but the client/attorney relationship may be tense.

-This story about Leonardo DiCaprio’s chin being edited out of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood promos thrills and delights me.

Kathleen Turner gives zero f**ks in this interview and it’s everything. She talks about not enjoying working with Nicolas Cage and Burt Reynolds, how she didn’t feel welcomed by the Friends cast, and mocks method actors (“In Crimes of Passion I was playing a designer by day, $50 whore on Hollywood Boulevard by night. Do you think I was going to hang out with whores on Hollywood Boulevard and find out what the f**k that was like? I have an imagination, you know. My belief is that all the information I need is in the script. And if it’s not, then it’s not a good enough script”).

-Jeebus F. Murphy, what is The Academy doing? They announced some new changes to the Oscars, including a three hour max telecast (sure), an earlier air date (putting it much closer to the SAGs and Globes, which isn’t great) and most perplexing, a new category to honour “popular” films. This is *such* a dumb idea. Why double down on this idea that “art house” should be separate from blockbusters? Especially since it felt like we were making progress, with genre fare like Get Out, District 9 and The Dark Knight scoring best picture noms. Relegating movies to a pandering “popular” category means the snobbier voters will feel like they are giving mainstream/diverse movies a bone without actually having to give them a real award. It’s the worst kind of gatekeeping — and the fact that they’re making this change in the year when Black Panther is getting Oscar buzz is terrible optics. ABC execs reportedly pushed for the changes in the face of declining ratings, which doesn’t even make sense. By that logic, the People Choice Awards would be the biggest rated awards show.

-Oh, now The Academy is saying a movie could potentially be nominated for both popular film and best picture. Sure.

-As expected, ABC fired Roseanne for more than just one tweet. At the TCAs, the network’s president said “For us, we have had multiple instances with Roseanne, and certainly this tweet crossed the line that cannot be crossed, but it was for us a sense of enough is enough and something had to be done.”

-How the heck did Ariana Grande injure herself filming Carpool Karaoke?

-This is a great look at the rise of the “art bro” as celebrity arm candy.

-Is Vanity Fair going through an identity crisis?

-I was off for a few days so I missed the Beyonce Vogue cover, but wow. I know I shouldn’t be advocating for a celebrity to have complete editorial control over a publication, but wow.

-Aw man, Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher have split.

-I agree that Melissa Benoist should get a shot at the upcoming Supergirl movie. While I would probably recast most of the CW’s supporting characters if their superhero shows went to the big screen, their TV leads are all good enough to carry a film.

-Speaking of CW stars, Grant Gustin slammed body shamers after a photo of his new suit leaked online.

-The Cut’s guide to celebrities and their pastors is a good read.

-Netflix’s Insatiable looks like it has a really terrible premise, but according to reviewers it’s even worse than advertised.  Variety calls it “jaw-droppingly toxic,” Buzzfeed says it’s a “fat-shaming dumpster fire,” The Daily Beast says its fat-shaming “is the least of its problems,” and FastCompany says the trailer was only “the tip of an extremely irresponsible iceberg.”

-I love love love this profile of Glen Powell on how he carries himself like an old-school movie star.

Kourtney Kardashian and Younes Bendjima have split up, possibly because of this woman.

-This is a great profile on Henry Golding, a travel host with no acting credits to his name who became the leading man in three upcoming films, starting with Crazy Rich Asians.

-Jonah Hill and Emma Stone lose their minds in the trailer for the upcoming Netflix series Maniac.

-Pride and Prejudice costars Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen reteam in the The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer. Succession has really re-ignited my Macfadyen love, so I’m kinda into this.