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Kim Kardashian’s Island Getaway Sparks Anger

Kim Kardashian announced on Twitter that she celebrated her 40th birthday by bringing her friends and family to a private island, because she’s rich enough to have access to rapid testing and dumb enough to not understand how tone-deaf it is to rub everyone’s faces in it. Twitter was quick to react with lots of snarky memes.

-Speaking of covid testing, Stephen Amell announced on a podcast that he had to take three weeks off shooting his new Starz wrestling series after he recently tested positive. He talked a lot about how safe he’d been, but as someone who follows him and a bunch of his friends on social media, I wasn’t seeing that. He was having parties in the thick of it, he flew to Canada for weeks, and just yesterday he posted a pic with some new cast members that immediately made me think “there’s too many people in your house.”

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announced their engagement today on Instagram.

Chrissy Teigen penned a heartfelt essay to discuss the loss of her son and to thank everyone for the outpouring of support.

Keith Raniere, the founder of a sex cult that operated under the guise of the self-help group NXIVM, has been sentenced to 120 years in prison. His cult is the subject of HBO’s docuseries The Vow.

Noah Centineo launched a voting-themed art house and virtual experience.

-Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba will star in HBO’s In Treatment revival, which will begin shooting in the fall for a 2021 debut. I adored this show and I’m so glad it’s coming back.

-This is a big move for network TV and I hope it continues: CBS is cutting most of its dramas and comedies down to 16-18 episodes.

-Netflix has picked up worldwide rights to Concrete Cowboy, the Idris Elba drama that recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. I dug it.

-I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sarah Cooper‘s Netflix special, but the reviews are good.

-The latest trailer for the Saved By The Bell revival offers our first peek at Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani Thiessen.

Jon Stewart is getting back into current affairs television with a new series for Apple.

-The Midnight Sky trailer shows a lonely George Clooney trying to warn astronauts away from Earth. It drops on Netflix on Dec 23.

Angelina Jolie and Kids Teach Us How to Eat Bugs

-Does Angelina Jolie even need a publicist? Her very selective outlet choices this week suggests no — even though there is a definite shift towards family talk and kid exposure. She even cooked and ate bugs with her kids for the BBC.

-George Clooney says he and Amal will limit their travel to dangerous places now that twins are on the way. He also insists they spend more time together than we know (“People think we are never together, but we have not been separated for more than a week.”)

George also says he’s tired of Trump and Bannon’s hypocrisy, reminding the world that they are part of the “Hollywood elite.” (“Donald Trump has 22 acting credits. He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund…Steve Bannon is a failed film writer.”)

David Cross and Amber Tamblyn announced their new daughter and made fun of celebrity baby names at the same time.

Harrison Ford came dangerously close to colliding with an American Airlines plane in newly released video.

David Cassidy, who just revealed he’s battling dementia, says he “never had a relationship” with his daughter, Arrow star Katie Cassidy.

-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom will be starring in a dark comedy with Adam Pally? Put it in my eyeballs now!

-The secret Oscar voter interviews are starting to trickle out, and they’re horrifying as usual. The first one features an actress who HATED Arrival (“It just sucked”), had a hard time voting for Best Actress (“I liked none of them”), and had strong thoughts on the foreign film category (“Germans are not funny!”). The second voter, a publicist, took a more measured approach, but still had some strong opinions (“Let me tell you, I did not understand The Lobster — it made me nuts”). Do Academy members even like movies?!

-The Honest Trailers crew took on this year’s Oscar nominations. I love the Fences bit.

-So what are the chances Matt Damon is going to “crash” Jimmy Kimmel‘s opening monologue at the Oscars? 97%?

-A huge Hollywood initiative has launched to battle gender inequality. There are big names connected to this.

Gwen Stefani spent a lot of time during her Seth Meyers interview gushing about Blake Shelton. Sigh.

-This Iron Fist featurette explains a lot more about the show than the trailers did.

Charlie Hunnam pulls the sword from the stone (which sounds dirty but sadly isn’t) in the new King Arthur trailer.

-Here’s the trailer for First They Killed My Father, a Netflix film directed by Angelina Jolie. Her 15-year-old son Maddox has an executive producer credit on this thing.

Jason Segel and Rooney Mara investigate the afterlife in The Discovery trailer. Seriously Hollywood, does she have to be cast in EVERY movie??

Miley Cyrus Says No More Red Carpets, Publicists


-In her new Elle cover story, Miley Cyrus explains why she won’t do any more red carpets: “I had to do the [A Very Murray Christmas] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again. Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that’s red? Because I’m ‘important’? Because I’m ‘famous’? That’s not how I roll. It’s like a skit—it’s like Zoolander.” That all sounds well and good, but as George Stephanopoulos pointed out on GMA this morning, how is appearing on a magazine much different than walking a carpet?

Gwen Stefani is bringing back her problematic Harajuku girls in an animated series for Nickelodeon.

Miles Teller sounds like he’s in the dark on the possibility of Divergent becoming a TV movie. “I’ve learned everything I know from the trades.”

-I was super charmed by La La Land last night (and my Ryan Gosling at the Q&A). Definitely my favourite thing I’ve seen at TIFF so far.

-Huh. So Vulture quoted me in an article about Tom Ford (and possibly read to him what I said about his movie?). That’s not weird at all.

Amanda Seyfried is engaged to Thomas Sadoski. Blind item readers everywhere are raising a glass…

-I don’t watch the Great British Bakeoff but I have friends who are obsessed with it. Too bad it sounds like the show is falling apart behind the scenes.

Ryan Lochte‘s debut on DWTS was interrupted when a person rushed the stage during Monday night’s premiere. It looked kind of violent.

-Not surprisingly, Naya Rivera doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about Lea Michele in her new book.

Meg Ryan, James Corden, and Adam Scott acted out Beyonce lyrics last night.

-The new Westworld trailer is super creepy.

-Nice! Donald Glover’s Atlanta premiere had the best ratings of any basic cable comedy in three years.

Samantha Bee continues to kill it.

Director X confirmed Rihanna & Drake’s relationship. It was nice of him to not go, “well duh!” though.

-For some reason, Bradley Cooper decided to talk to Michelle Obama about his junk.

-This Adrian Grenier interview  is beyond ridiculous. I love it.

-I probably wasn’t supposed to snicker through the entire Fifty Shades Darker trailer, right?