–Harry Styles covers the winter issue of Dazed and the photo shoot is worth a look. He talks about branching out into acting (“You’re trying to remove a lot of yourself and key into someone else. On the most basic level, it’s like being a kid and you’re playing pretend. I am not a very confrontational person, I think I’m pretty chill, so then when you have a character who is like that, it’s fun to explore”), and his new line of beauty products (“It’s starting with nail polish, because that was kind of the birth of what it was for. Me seeing a colour on a flower or a wallpaper or something and thinking, ‘Oh, I wanna put that on my nails.’ It was a fun little project, but during the pandemic, and when we eventually named it Pleasing, it felt like it was so much more than nail polish”).
-It’s Taylor Swift‘s world; we’re just living in it. On Friday night, she debuted her short film for “All Too Well” starring Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink and Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien, and on SNL she performed an epic 10-minute version of the song with the film playing behind her. Then today, she dropped the music video for “I Bet You Think About Me“, which marks Blake Lively‘s directorial debut and stars (for some reason) Miles Teller.
–Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted out with his sister Maggie this weekend, so Taylor fans are letting him live (barely).
-Is Shia LaBeouf about to become a father? Following allegations of abuse levelled against him by ex-girlfriend FKA twigs, he reportedly got back with his ex-wife, actress Mia Goth. And now it looks like they’re expecting.
–Kristen Stewart is developing a gay ghost-hunting reality show with a friend, which she has described as “a paranormal romp in a queer space,” with elevated aesthetics. This sounds like the reality TV version of her film Personal Shopper and I’m in.
-From divorce to weight loss, Adele didn’t hold back details in her tell-all interview with Oprah last night on CBS.
-There were a ton of celebs in Adele‘s hand-picked audience, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake, Selena Gomez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ava DuVernay, Gayle King, Childish Gambino, Kris Jenner, Ellen DeGeneres, Nicole Richie, Seth Rogan, Tyler Perry, Aaron Paul and James Corden.
-Meanwhile, I don’t usually like public proposals but the one during her special was great, especially because the woman’s shock extended when she was told to sit down and they put her next to Lizzo and then Melissa McCarthy handed her a drink.
-Last week’s Disney+ Day was a mess. The biggest miss is how they put most of the trailers behind a paywall so they couldn’t be shared on social. (Also, the fact that they forgot to untag all the previously mentioned celebs in their Twitter thread made my social media manager heart hurt.) But some trailers have started to trickle out, including Oscar Isaac doing an awful accent in Moon Knight, and Iman Vellani making her debut as Ms. Marvel.
–Serena and Venus Williams brought the drama to the premiere of King Richard (which I saw this weekend and am still undecided on.)
–Lin-Manuel Miranda is promoting Tick Tick Boom (which I also saw this weekend and loved) and says he’s not worried about so-called “cancel culture.” “Once something has success, you’re not the underdog trying to make it happen anymore. You have to graduate past the mindset of, like, it’s a miracle I got something on the stage. Because now that is expected of me. And people go, ‘Yeah, but what about this? And what about this?’ And that’s fair! I do that with art I find lacking…It’s not cancellation. That’s having opinions. So I try to take it in that spirit.”
–Mel Gibson is set to direct Lethan Weapon 5, because cancel culture doesn’t exist.
-The teaser trailer for Downton Abbey: A New Era has arrived.
–Joaquin Phoenix plays a family man in the new trailer for Mike Mills’ C’mon C’mon.
-Here’s the trailer for Silent Night, starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode. I saw this at TIFF and it straddles a really hard line between dark comedy and massively depressing doomsday drama.