–Ryan Reynolds‘ #PlankTheCurve video made me laugh. “I think in times of crisis I think we all know that it’s the celebrities we count on most.” He nominated a bunch of other Canadians, including Seth Rogen who was quick to respond.
-Wow, Jeremy Renner just unlocked a new level of trash. Maybe he can use some of the money he made with those cringe-y Jeep videos on his kid.
-Another day, another round of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armaspap shots.
–Lisa Loeb just recorded a clip of her singing “Stay” to tell people to stay home.
-The kids of Stranger Things got together (hopefully awhile ago) for an episode of Carpool Karaoke. It’s weird that they know all the words to “Tiny Dancer.”
-Love Is Blind has been renewed by Netflix for two more seasons and they need to rush production because that is the mindless fun the world needs right now.
-Amazon has made a big part of their streaming kids content free for all on Prime. Here in Canada, Rogers recently opened up a bunch of kids and movie channels. CBS All Access just released Star Trek: Picard for everyone. I’m loving this trend.
–Ben Affleck‘s press tour for The Way Back continues, and I guess his default setting this week is “emotionally raw.” He sat down with Diane Sawyer and revealed that his dad and aunt were alcoholics (“Seeing my dad, he was drunk everyday and that was just life. And that was painful and I always said ‘that will never be me. I’m never going to do that”) and got choked up when talking about his marriage to Jennifer Garner (“I never thought that I was gonna get divorced. I didn’t want to get divorced. I didn’t want to be a divorced person. I really didn’t want to be a split family with my children. And it upset me because it meant it wasn’t who I thought I was. And that was so painful and so disappointing in myself…I really don’t want my children to pay for my sins or be afraid for me”).
–Gwyneth Paltrow says she hosted a “makeup-free” dinner party but there is definitely some eyeliner/foundation happening in some of these pics.
-This is an interesting take on how The Witcher and The Mandalorian are in some ways throwbacks to an older era of TV.
-First Wives Club stars Goldie Hawn, Better Midler, and Diane Keaton are reuniting for a movie and I really needed this news today.
-There was a bad, BAD take that tore Twitter apart today about how Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t really become famous until Titanic came out in 1997 and when I read the article I felt like I was being gaslit. Of course he was a star before then! He was on the cover of Tiger Beat for years. He was on Growing Pains for a whole season. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Romeo + Juliet made him really famous in 1996. Yes, he reached a whole other level of mega-stardom with Titanic, but anyone who thinks he wasn’t famous before that just comes off like they don’t believe teen girls can be arbiters of pop culture, which is a shitty take. That’s like saying BTS aren’t famous because music critics don’t get them.
-Everyone is very excited about the new Westworld trailer and yes, it does look very good but have we learned nothing?!?
-Here’s the first trailer for Shailene Woodley’s new romantic drama Endings Beginnings, in which she can’t decide between Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan so she sleeps with them both. I saw it at TIFF and I spent the whole movie undecided about who she should choose. I still can’t pick!
–Hailey Bieber covers Elle and talks about why she wanted a big wedding ceremony with Justin after being married for a year: “When we first got married, we were just figuring out our life together. I felt like putting a wedding in the middle of all of that would be really hectic and stressful.” She also says his health factored into the delay. “He was really sick. He has Lyme disease, and he was dealing with a bunch of medical stuff. We didn’t have a diagnosis…It was hard because everybody from the outside was being super mean and judgmental, saying he looked like he was on drugs, saying how unhealthy he looked when in truth, he was not healthy and we didn’t know why. It was months of me being a new wife trying to help him figure out what was wrong and what was going on. Now he’s perfectly healthy. But going through that and then trying to be like, ‘So where does our wedding fit into this?’ didn’t feel like the vibe at all.
–Rosario Dawsoncovers Women’s Health and opens up about dating presidential hopeful Cory Booker (“It’s been beautiful feeling nurtured and taken care of. I’ve never been this close to someone. We make sure we connect. That’s something I’ve taken for granted in the past”) and giving up pot and alcohol after her dad’s cancer (“I feel so contaminated by the planet, and seeing my dad going through this journey, I want to cleanse my body. I want to have as much clarity as possible and be very intentional about every day”).
–Gwyneth Paltrowdismissed criticism of GOOP’s questionable health advice, saying “We think that that’s all clickbait and bullshit. People are able to criticize us now in opportunistic ways…it’s a cheap and easy way to try and drive traffic to these [news] sites.” Oh, come on.
-“Hey, don’t run off to Canada. It’s so boring there,” Madonna told Harry and Meghan in an Instagram video. For someone who’s struggling with her current tour, it’s probably not a good idea to piss off an entire country.
-Meanwhile, friends say Prince Harry and Meghan Markle feel like “a weight has been lifted” after moving to Canada and they are “loving it” here.
-Ohhh boy. Jameela Jamil is fighting back after news outlets announced her as the host of a new show about vogueing. She says she’s just a judge, but the HBO press release listed her as the MC. People in the culture reported interviewed for the gig, leading everyone to wonder why Jamil was chosen (whether as an MC or judge) over Indya Moore, Billy Porter, Angelica Ross, Dominique Jackson, Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza, etc.
-The CW’s new Superman show will feature Clark and Lois’ teenage kids. I’ve vowed to quit superhero TV so I’m trying not to care but this intrigues me.
–Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin play “I’m Too Old For That Shit“. Fonda talking about the reason she got knee replacements killed me.
-The final round of Oscars voting has ended, so it’s time to read the first brutally honest ballotin The Hollywood Reporter and cringe. “I want an American director to win.”
-Speaking of the Oscars, this is a good piece on how Joker ran the best campaign of awards season. “There’s this pervading assumption that the notoriously prickly Phoenix, a man who openly called the Oscars ‘bullsh*t’ and has never loved the spotlight, is not campaigning this year. This is simply a flat-out lie…make no mistake, this is a man doing the work of getting an Oscar. He’s turning up at all the parties, he’s done the big splashy Vanity Fair cover story, he’s working the room and saying the right things on the podium.”
–Elle Fanning tries to take care of her mentally unstable father (Javier Bardem) in the trailer for The Roads Not Taken.