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Matthew McConaughey Rails Against “Hollywood Elites”

-Ruh roh. In a recent episode of the podcast Under the Skin with Russell Brand, Matthew McConaughey criticized the “far left” and urged Democrats to be nicer to Trump supporters. People far smarter than I have explained what a privileged stance that is.

-I adored this piece on Mariah Carey‘s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, especially when it gets into her songwriting craft.

Cardi B is headed to trial for putting a man’s tattoo on her first album’s cover.

-Rough day for Cardi. She’s also getting heat for tweeting about wanting a $88,0000 purse.

Miley Cyrus continues to be an agent of chaos.

-Black Panther’s Letitia Wright has deleted her social media accounts after getting criticized last week for sharing a YouTube video about the dangers of covid vaccines.

-The MTV Movie and TV Awards took place last night, and Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recreated their Cruel Intentions kiss. Or at least tried to.

-According to Aubrey Plaza, Kristen Stewart got coronavirus while filming The Happiest Season. “COVID was on our set. Kristen got sick, but we didn’t know…It was the last week of February, so people were starting … to talk about coronavirus, but people were kind of laughing about it. Nobody really understood how serious it was. But I think a bunch of people on our set got sick.”

-Euphoria’s second special episode, centered on Hunter Schafer‘s Jules, will premiere Jan 24.

Hugh Jackman shared a video of himself taking a polar bear plunge.

-Netflix is not bowing to the silliness coming from the UK government over The Crown. In a statement, they said “We have always presented The Crown as a drama — and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events. As a result we have no plans — and see no need — to add a disclaimer.

Prince Harry has filed a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers — the same group Meghan Markle is already suing.

-A charity event with reality contestants from a number of shows is getting criticized for its lack of social distancing.

-This thread on how the characters of Gilmore Girls would react during quarantine is perfect.

-Legendary Entertainment is reportedly set to challenge Warner Bros. over the latter’s decision to send Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong to HBO Max on the same day they are set for theatrical releases. Legendary only had 30 minutes notice before WarnerMedia’s 2021 HBO Max plan was announced.

Steven Soderbergh is hopeful about the future of theatrical releases:  “Let’s be clear: there is no bonanza in the entertainment industry that is the equivalent of a movie that grosses a billion dollars or more theatrically. That is the holy grail. So the theatrical business is not going away.”

-One the flip side, here’s a look at what former and current WarnerMedia execs think about what’s been going on there over the past couple years.

-It’s hard to tell how good a superhero movie is going to be from early reactions because they’re always hype, but initial buzz on Wonder Woman 1984 is strong.

-The creators of Black Mirror are making a ‘Death to 2020’ Netflix special and the cast is stacked: Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Leslie Jones, Diane Morgan and Joe Keery.

-Little Red Riding Hood gets the horror treatment in the trailer for Hunted.

-The trailer for A Recipe For Seduction, a co-branded production between KFC and Lifetime, dropped today and the internet went crazy. This is product placement on steroids. I honestly don’t think anyone had “chicken sex thriller” on their 2020 bingo card.

Mary J Blige Is a Survivor

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Mary J Blige looks amazing in Garage magazine. She says in the interview: “What propels me is being able to get through the hard times, and rejoicing when something major happens. It’s not just about making it through, but coming out strong. Fitter, better, and stronger.”

-Poor Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. I’m horrified by all the flak she’s getting about sharing details about her miscarriage online. It happens to 1 in 4 pregnancies and there’s still such a stigma about talking about it. Most celebs only share sanitized, idealized peeks into their fabulous lives. What she’s doing right now is heroic, and all the haters and conspiracy wackos who are bullying her today are a disgrace.

This thread from a writer who once did a cover story on Paul Rudd makes me want to spend the day with Paul Rudd (more so than usual).

Hugh Jackman wears nothing but boots in this cheeky new commercial.

Michaela Coel and Donald Glover interview each other in GQ, and Glover reveals the birth of his third son with partner Michelle White.

-Congrats to Nicki Minaj, who welcomed her first child yesterday.

Chris Rock told Ellen Degeneres that Dave Chappelle’s live “Summer Camp” shows featured a lot of weed and mushrooms. “Tiffany Haddish drank the mushroom tea and cut her hair the next day. I know she likes to act like, ‘Oooh, Common told me he loved me with no hair.’ No no, it was the mushroom tea talking.”

Charlie Carver, who’s been in Teen Wolf and Desperate Housewives, says a gay man who he’d worked with previously slapped him at an Emmy party in 2015 for being too gay around “people in the business.”

Fleetwood Mac is seeing a huge boost in sales after a TikTok of a guy on a skateboard drinking cranberry juice and singing “Dreams” went viral.

-This is an interesting piece on how Amazon’s Utopia, which stars John Cusack and Rainn Wilson, shouldn’t have been released in 2020 due to its pandemic-related conspiracy theories and anti-vax bent. I didn’t even give it a shot after TV critic Alan Sepinwall tweeted that he’d “tapped out after 3 fetishistically violent eps.” Between this, The Boys, Lovecraft Country and the new season of Fargo, TV right now feels ultra violent and gory, and I have no desire to watch any of it.

-Just because 2020 can’t get any weirder, Cameron Diaz‘s 2011 film Bad Teacher is the top movie on Netflix.

-Universes colliding: Jamie Foxx, who played Electro in an Andrew Garfield-led Spider-Man movie, is back as the classic villain in the latest Spider-Man sequel, starring Tom Holland.

Lenny Kravitz covers a lot of ground in his upcoming memoir — but not the 2015 performance where we accidentally saw his junk.

-Give me all the stories about TikTok houses imploding.

-The Borat sequel just got an official title (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan), synopsis (Borat is looking to marry off his daughter to Mike Pence) and trailer (below).

Lana Del Rey Plots Her Return

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Lana Del Rey is having a day. She’s on the cover of Billboard and she just dropped her first music video from Norman F—ing Rockwell, featuring two songs.

Miley Cyrus took to Twitter to deny reports that she cheated on Liam Hemsworth during their marriage. “Once Liam & I reconciled, I meant it, & I was committed…I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating.” I wonder if the part about “at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind” is a dig at Liam (and a confirmation about rumours that they drifted apart because of his partying)?

-Also in her Twitter thread, she reveals that she was fired from the animated film Hotel Transylavania after photos of her licking a penis cake she got Liam for his birthday hit the internet.

-ET accidentally posted an article before its scheduled release about Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello getting flirty at their VMAs performance…despite the fact that the award show hasn’t happened yet. Everyone’s pointing to this as proof that their relationship is fake and even though I’m not 100% convinced they’re legit, this doesn’t sway me either way. Do you know how many awards show articles I used to pre-write? Assuming that a couple that delivered a flirty music video will deliver an equally flirty performance of the same song doesn’t seem like a stretch.

Taylor Swift‘s long-awaited Lover album drops tomorrow, but Missy Elliott might be stealing her thunder by dropping an album tonight.

-Taylor just debuted her new video  a few minutes ago and it’s a big deal (for her) that her love interest in it is black. Also, she’s not only releasing a new album tomorrow, she’s also releasing a capsule collection with Stella McCartney. It looks like shapeless tied-dyed hipster gear to me, so I’m clearly not the target audience. And that oversized sweatshirt seems to be biting Ariana Grande‘s style.

-This thread about all the times Rob Lowe’s sons dragged him on Instagram is a good time.

Hugh Jackman invited a breast cancer fighter up on stage after seeing the sign she was holding up in the audience and I think I have something in my eye…

Sarah Michelle Gellar is heading back to TV in a Fox dramedy. My body is ready!

-Here’s the first trailer for The L Word’s return. Yeah, Shane can still get it.

-I really liked this article comparing Sean Spicer to Tom, the feckless opportunist on Succession.

-The screws are tightening on Prince Andrew. A new report claims he was seen getting foot massage from young woman at Epstein’s apartment.

-Netflix is set to release a new TV series where a guy played by Paul Rudd is quietly replaced by an all-around better guy who is… also played by Paul Rudd.

-Riverdale’s KJ Apa stars as a Christian rocker in the new trailer for the romantic drama I Still Believe.

-A small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret in the terrifying trailer for Antlers.