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Sienna Miller Goes Deep on Pay Disparity


-In her new Porter cover story, Sienna Miller gives explicit examples of movies in which she felt she was underpaid. For 21 Bridges, she says she asked for more because “as the woman, you’re lent on so heavily for promotion in a way that men often aren’t. What you wear on a red carpet; how much press you have to do… They are going to get their money’s worth.” She’d learned that lesson on American Sniper, when she went on the regional publicity tour because co-star Bradley Cooper was appearing in The Elephant Man on Broadway, even though she was “alarmingly underpaid.”

Britney Spears posted a video saying that she’s “fine” and “the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.” No one believes her.

Miley Cyrus wants everyone to stop talking about Kendall Jenner’s awful maskless birthday party and instead go to the polls and vote. It seems like there’s long lineups at the polls today, so I have faith her fans can multitask.

John Oliver got misty talking about his first time voting in the U.S.

Lori Loughlin has “quietly” gone to prison, and hopes to emerge for Christmas.

-Here’s a very blurry photo of Scarlett Johansson’s wedding ring, if anyone cares.

-Royal sources are now rushing to downplay the seriousness of Prince Williams’ covid case, probably because he was actively doing photo ops in the public when he was rumoured to be sick.

-You know, I would have never guessed the celebrity that kept everyone sane and amused these past few weeks would end up being Mandy Patinkin, but here we are.

-If you watched Emily In Paris and then felt really bad about wasting your time, these short YouTube videos of Alice In Paris should cleanse your palette.

-I’m intrigued by how the foursome in One Night In Miami are submitting for Oscars. I would have thought Leslie Odom Jr. would be leading actor instead of supporting. The fact that Netflix is cramming the entire cast of The Trial of the Chicago 7 into the supporting category makes me worried about his chances.

Hilarie Burton will star along husband Jeffrey Morgan on The Walking Dead, playing his dead wife. I expect this kind of casting will continue during covid. If a character needs a love interest, using the actor’s real-life partner lets the show shoot a lot more normally than if it’s anyone else.

Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot paid tribute to the crew of their new Netflix movie Red Notice, which just wrapped production. Posted Reynolds: “I can’t emphasize their grit enough. Over 300 souls living in a sequestered bubble to make this a reality. They went to work under the most intense circumstances every day.”

-This segment from last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers where John Mulaney asks Seth Meyers a bunch of questions was cut, but it’s pretty delightful.

-A young gay boy comes of age in in 1970s Sri Lanka in the trailer for Deepa Mehta’s latest, Funny Boy.


Kumail Nanjiani Is Suddenly Jacked

Kumail Nanjiani has been training for Marvel’s Eternals and showed off the results today on social media and…I did NOT see this coming.

-Cardi B said she didn’t know what to get Offset for his birthday — so she gave him a half a million dollars.

-The Hallmark Channel is finally reversing course after it caused a huge uproar because it had pulled an ad featuring a same-sex couple kissing at the altar. You’ve got one more week to feed us cheezy holiday movies, Hallmark. Why make such a massive misstep now (especially in a time when Lifetime and Netflix are mowing your grass)?

-Meanwhile, One Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton claims she was let go from a Hallmark movie because she asked if it could have “a LGBTQ character, an interracial couple and diverse casting.” I like that in her Twitter thread, she acknowledges she has “luxury to choose morals over paying bills” thanks to her husband, Walking Dead actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who “works his ass off. Not everyone has that! Nor should we be forced to be dependent. If I had to cover our mortgage and was told ‘take it or leave it,’ I’d be f—d.”

-I still haven’t watched the finale of The Watchmen, but Damon Lindelof has been giving exit interviews making it clear he has no plans for a second season (“I am deeply, profoundly appreciative for how well received the season has been up until now, and I don’t want to feel like I’m ungrateful, but I still don’t have any inclination whatsoever to continue the story. And that is largely and almost exclusively based on the fact that I don’t have an idea”).

-I also very much appreciate his comments on collaboration and diversity in the writing room: “It was a story about black trauma and a pain that I don’t know and never will know on any emotional basis. I do understand it in the way I understand what pain feels like, but I can’t ever understand that pain. Fortunately, there were many people in the creative process, starting in the writers room and then onto the set, with the actors and the people behind the camera, that did understand that pain…I think because I knew the entire time that it wasn’t my story, I used my influence at the head of my table to help others tell it.”

-The finale was a hit ratings-wise.

Orlando Jones was fired from American Gods and says it’s because the new (white) showrunner thought his character “sent the wrong message” to Black America.

-The new trailer for Top Gun has me feeling the need…the need for speed!

Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge Covers Vogue

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Vogue
Ethan James Green, Vogue,

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a delight in the new issue of Vogue. In the interview, she talks about cutting abortion law comments from her SNL monologue (“Because if you rant and rave, if you try and make a noise, you’ll be labelled noisy. You have to be careful of that. You have to find ways to protest”), her drink of choice (“The gimlet came into my life about a year and a half ago. I have really always wanted a cocktail that you order with total confidence; you know, that thing that you order and everyone’s like, Holy shit, she knows what she’s doing with her entire life”), and why you stop sharing as much with your friends as you get older (“I think the first half of your life, you’re trying to find out who you are, and you’re kind of knocking yourself against things, and testing things the whole time, to help kind of sculpt yourself. Then later, when you’ve got as close to sculpted as possible, you’re like, Don’t touch anything, in case it changes me”).

-Speaking of good magazine covers, Katie Holmes covers two this month (the December 2019 issues of Elle UK and SHAPE) and she refused to acknowledge the Tom Cruise years — even in style retrospectives.

-This is sad but not surprising: a new Britney Spears documentary features an interview with the salon owner who witnessed her infamous head shaving incident. The owner claims that Spears’s bodyguards were bribed by the paparazzi for her location and to continue to open the blinds of the salon, allowing a photographer hiding in the bushes to snap photos of their charge.

-This interview with TI about how he obsessively monitors the state of his 18-year-old daughter’s hymen is horrific — and really, really medically stupid. (Dr. Jennifer Gunter has a great thread about all the ways TI is wrong.) This doctor should be have his license revoked.

Jenny Slate‘s proposal story is very cute.

Whitney Houston‘s best friend Robyn Crawford wrote a new memoir, in which she talks about how they knew they had to suppress their relationship. “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore because it would make our journey even more difficult…She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us and back in the ’80s that’s how it felt.”

Jennifer Aniston revealed why she joined social media, saying “People are already in my panty drawers all the time. And I want them out of my panty drawers. But now I can decide which pair to show them.” And here I thought it was because she was contractually obligated to promote her new Apple show.

Drake is reportedly getting close to Kylie Jenner, according to People. (E!News‘ sources say it’s not serious which, yeah, we could have figured that one out on our own.)

Hilarie Burton shared a photo of her wedding day with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, which featured his Supernatural co-star Jensen Ackles, who officiated the ceremony.

-ABC is rebooting Revenge (a show I don’t think gets enough love) with a Latinx lead.

-Have some Stranger Things bloopers.

Chris Evans appears in the new episode of Billy on the Street! This is not a drill!