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-Any time Hunter Harris writes a celebrity profile, it’s a must read. But a Hunter Harris cover story on Zendaya? That’s a drop everything and must read now!

-If you wondered why Armie Hammer was trending over the weekend, it’s because some incredibly disturbing sext screenshots that were attributed to him were “leaked.” Who knows if any of them are real, but the memes were fire.

-Now that it’s turning into a he-said, she-said, every outlet is trying to nail down the timing of the Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis split, and when she and Harry Styles started up, which might have happened closer together than we thought.

Kevin Hart has reportedly struck a massive, eight-figure deal with Netflix.

-Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page denied rumours he’s dating costar Phoebe Dynevor, which seems to have sprung up just because they have chemistry on the show. He reminded everyone about a little thing called ACTING. “All the sparks that flew came off the beautiful scripts we were handed. So I think that the sparky words, scripts and material are more than enough.”

-Meanwhile, Netflix is reportedly planning to do eight seasons of Bridgerton — one for each of the books. I don’t trust them to stick with it that long.

-The most wild thing about this problematic post from Lana Del Rey is that it seems completely unprompted. Like, she thought this would be a good thing to post out of the blue.

-I can’t believe they’re actually going ahead with a Sex and the City revival without the show’s most sex-positive character. In social media comments about the revival, Sarah Jessica Parker insisted that she doesn’t dislike Kim Cattrall.

-According to a report, the three main stars are going to earn more than $1 million per episode for the revival.

Michael B. Jordan went Instagram official with Lori Harvey over the weekend.

-I have somehow managed to live this long without ever having seen a single second of a Fast & Furious movie, and I’m content with that choice. Still, I’m happy that Helen Mirren will finally get to drive in F9.

-Critics who screened the first three episodes of WandaVision are going crazy for it.

-On Marc Maron’s podcast, Nicole Kidman revealed that her role in The Undoing took a toll: “I just like suddenly was in this place of… There was sort of a disquietness to my personality, where I was uneasy and there was duress on who I was.” She adds that she got sick during production: “I went down for a week, because your immune system it doesn’t know the difference between acting and truth when you’re doing them.”

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-directed film. Wow, that’s a lot of interesting words.

-FX has ordered a Sex Pistols series, starring Maisie Williams and Toby Wallace.

-My god, there’s even more from Gayle King‘s interview with Miya Ponsetto, and it somehow got worse.

-People are pushing back against an article in The Hollywood Reporter that suggests Parasite has ‘paved the way’ for ‘downright weird’ Oscar entries, correctly pointing out that an American film about a woman having sex with fish man won Best Picture first.

-This is a terrifying piece on how bad covid outbreaks on Hollywood productions really are.

-For anyone who always though Brian was their favourite Backstreet Boy, I’m so sorry.

Sean Bean vamps it up in the trailer for Snowpiercer’s second season.

-The first trailer for Kristen Wiig’s Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar feels like it came out years ago, but it’s finally resurfaced with a new promo.

Helen Mirren Gets Cheeky in Harper’s Bazaar

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-In Harper’s Bazaar, Helen Mirren talks about playing a baddie in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. “Women get to play much cooler villains these days. But I’ve always had a secret ambition to play a villain in a James Bond movie.”

Justin Bieber ate a burrito sideways and everyone is very confused.

Emma Stone says that when she was doing Cabaret on Broadway, during one performance she sang so hard that both of her contacts popped out. She also revealed a disturbing side effect from wearing a corset for months while filming The Favourite: “After a month, all my organs shifted — it was gross, and if you don’t have to, don’t do it.”

Carey Mulligan talked about attending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s royal wedding and her husband’s gaffe during the ceremony when he thought the cameras weren’t on them. “When we were allowed to turn our phones back on we had like 15,000 messages saying ‘Marcus, you yawned on TV!'”

-All HBO programs with sex scenes will be staffed by an “intimacy coordinator” to make sure everyone stays safe and respected during filming. That job title would make for really interesting dinner party introductions…

-I gave up on Riverdale ages ago, but I’m definitely going to tune in next week to watch the kids play their parents in the 80’s-set episode, “The Midnight Club.”

Ellen likes to scare her guests on a regular week, but she really ramps it up the week before Halloween. She got Diddy with Pennywise, and she sent her producer and Chrissy Teigen to a haunted house. (I love how he keeps using her as a human shield.)

-That “significant” character that Modern Family has been teasing about dying for over a month turned out to be not so significant after all… and fans are not impressed.

-I think all interviews with TV stars should include forcing them to watch their onscreen kisses and give a running commentary on them. This is delightful!

-Speaking of delightful interviews, Phoebe Robinson talked about being in Croatia to shoot the Netflix romcom Ibiza, and meeting Julia Roberts because her husband was the director of photography for the movie. When Julia found out she couldn’t swim, she took it upon herself to teach her.

Jason Sudeikis with long hair is kind of working for me…

-There’s a Clueless reboot in the works from the writers of Girls Trip and Glow.

John Mayer estimates he slept with 500 women. Is that a lot for a rock star?

-This is a really great interview with Steven Yeun, formerly of The Walking Dead and currently getting huge buzz for his role in Burning.

Liam Neeson plays a snowplow driver who seeks revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son in the Cold Pursuit trailer.

Natalie Portman plays a pop star in the trailer for Vox Lux.

Miley Cyrus, Laverne Cox, Ava DuVernay, Scarlett Johansson & Helen Mirren Get Powerful for Variety


Miley Cyrus, Laverne Cox, Ava DuVernay, Scarlett Johansson, and Helen Mirren each got separate covers for Variety‘s Power of Women issue.

-Also, Miley Cyrus criticized Supergirl, saying she believes it’s “weird” for a show to have “a gender attached to it.” Of all the TV shows out there that aren’t meeting a feminist standard, this is NOT the one to go after, kiddo.

-Joe Jonas did a Reddit AMA and he really took the “anything” part literally. He talked about losing his virginity to Ashley Greene, his penis size and a whole bunch of other stuff that I’m sure is going to help sell his new single. That’s how this works, right?

Cathriona White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, is suing Jim Carrey for wrongful death. Meanwhile, Carrey’s lawyer says she was estranged from her daughter and is just trying to take advantage of a terrible situation.

Drake and Rihanna reportedly couldn’t make their relationship work, work, work, work, work.

Shailene Woodley says she’s fine after being arrested — which she filmed.

-I honestly have no idea what Angelina Jolie‘s PR team is thinking lately.

-Whoa. Donald Glover is a dad now.

-And Jesse Eisenberg is going to be a dad soon.

-In other domestic news, Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth are not legally married. Does that mean she’s not entitled to 50% of his glorious rattail?

-So St. Vincent really is dating Kristen Stewart? Imma need her to write a dating memoir one of these days…

Billy Bush may sue NBC over the leak of the bus tape? Seriously? (Meanwhile, here’s a good history of his grossness.)

Janet Jackson officially announced her pregnancy at 50 with this photo.

-I really like this article about what we lose when we move away from the 22-episode TV season. Though I think most network shows would work better as 13-18 episodes seasons, I’m not totally sold on the supershort Netflix/HBO model. Some of my favourite episodes of TV only happened because they needed to fill space. Remember The Good Wife’s “Red Team, Blue Team”? Or Breaking Bad’s “Fly”?  Or Buffy’s “Superstar”?

-Man, Gabrielle Union is having a tough month. First she had to carry the load on the Birth of a Nation press tour, and now she’s suing BET over Being Mary Jane over her contract.

-Wait, so the live-action adaptation of Mulan features a white male lead?!

Jeremy Renner likes his coat and sees no reason to take it off during an interview, no matter how much he’s pressured. I mean, it IS a good coat.

Joss Whedon calls Donald Trump “actual evil” in a new video. “I write movies and TV of vampires and superheroes and Norse gods and stuff. I could never have come up with something as ridiculous and outlandish as Donald Trump.”

Amy Schumer is breaking up the boys’ club as the first woman to ever land on Forbes’ highest-paid comedians list. Ever.

George and Amal Clooney‘s new NYC apartment seems really modest and low-key.

Emma Watson seems to really like our First Lady.

-A new movie trailer featuring Idris Elba came out a few days ago, and I missed it?! I’m so ashamed.