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Ana de Armas Gets Her Turn

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-I was actually surprised by the lack of coverage Ana de Armas was getting after her scene-stealing performance in Knives Out, so it’s great to see her land a Vanity Fair cover story. (Written by Sloane Crosley, no less!)

-In her new Variety cover story, Kerry Washington talks steering her own career after Scandal, and tackling the challenge of Little Fires Everywhere.

-If you can ignore the weird flourishes from the author, this is a good NYT interview with Ben Affleck on his struggle to stay sober.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are skipping Prince Andrew’s 60th birthday party on February 19, citing “commitments.” Is it because they’re committed to not celebrating a possible sex offender?

Justin Bieber got emotional while talking about protecting Billie Eilish. She posted the video on IG, with images of her old bedroom adorned with his posters.

-Meanwhile, Billie says she’s stopped reading comments on her social posts because they were “ruining” her life. Smart cookie.

Britney Spears‘ Womanizer video from 2008 is suddenly and inexplicably one of YouTube’s most viewed videos — and no one knows why.

-This is a good piece on how The Flash hired its first black showrunner in season six, and it’s finally acknowledging that Iris is black. “I feel more comfortable bringing up concerns that I have, and I feel like those concerns are received and listened to a little differently,” Candice Patton says, adding that she’s addressed longstanding issues like the way in which her skin was lit during scenes or having access to artists equipped to style her hair and do her makeup.

-I tend to not love celeb couple ads, but Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr‘s Cascade commercial is very cute and I want them to have all the success in the world so let’s just allow it.

Dwayne Wade was on GMA today and talked about daughter Zaya: “I knew that I had to check myself. I have been a person in the locker room who has been part of the conversation that has said the wrong phrases and wrong words…As I got older and watched my daughter grow, I had to go look at myself in the mirror and say: Who are you?”

Jameela Jamil‘s boyfriend James Blake has jumped to her defense.

Stephanie Beatriz cried while meeting Dan Levy on Kelly Clarkson’s talk show, and praised his impact on the queer community. Then he praised hers. Then everyone was crying and it was all very adorable.

-I haven’t really loved Vanity Fair’s Lie Detector test segments because most of the questions are such softballs but the Noah Centineo and Lana Condor one is actually great — mostly because they lie.

-First Alison Brie alluded to it on Reddit, and now Yvette Nicole Brown is hinting at a Community movie on Twitter.

-We’re already talking about next year’s possible Oscar contenders? Settle down, Hollywood.

Jessie J and Channing Tatum having impromptu dance parties to Sam Smith songs is very cute.

-Congrats to Patti Murin and Colin Donnell, who are expecting their first kid. I love them both even though I don’t think I watch anything they’re actually in.

-The Fug Girls have written a follow up to The Royal We and why are they starting the promo tour so early when it doesn’t come out until July? The wait is going to be torture.

-Pete Davidson plays a grown ass man who hangs out with a 16-year-old kid in the trailer for Big Time Adolescence.

-Here’s the trailer for the Apple+ revival of Steven Spielberg‘s anthology series Amazing Stories.

Domhnall Gleeson and Merritt Weaver escape their lives in the first trailer for HBO’s Run, produced by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Vicky Jones. Weaver plays a woman living a humdrum existence who one day gets a text from an old flame inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact.

Mae Martin created and stars in Netflix’s Feel Good, a semi-autobiographical exploration of love, addiction, and sexuality that critics are loving.

Jessica Simpson Gets Bare for Glamour

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Jessica Simpson’s book promo seems inescapable, but her Glamour digital cover is great.

Brad Pitt‘s slick awards acceptance speeches during this awards season have people talking about one of Hollywood’s worst-kept secrets: awards speech ghostwriting.

Jameela Jamil says that the controversy surrounding her participation in the vogueing reality show forced her to come out. As Ira pointed out, this is a person who has previously publicly prided herself on turning down playing a deaf character because she didn’t want to take that away from a deaf actor. At the end of the day, it wasn’t about her being straight or gay. It was about her being in a show about ballroom culture while having zero connection to ballroom culture, and that hasn’t changed.

Sam Raimi may direct Doctor Strange 2 and Twitter is psyched.

Matthew Perry is the latest Friends star to join Instagram. This is starting to look studio-mandated, no? As if they’re all gearing up to promote something like, say, a reunion.

Margot Robbie is the latest celeb to eat spicy wings on Hot Ones. Despite the spectacle of it all, this is sneakily becoming one of the best interview shows on the circuit.

Eva Longoria is not impressed with the controversy surrounding Oprah‘s book club pick, American Dirt, especially that the author’s tour was cancelled because of supposed death threats — which turned out not to be true. “What made me really upset was when the publisher said, ‘We had to cancel the book tour because of safety concerns,’ which made my community look like we’re crazy people going to cause trouble. We’re not.”

-Every time Chris Hemsworth posts about his exercise routine on Instagram, I want to try bear crawls. And then I spend 0.034 seconds at the gym doing them and nope right out of it.

Billy Porter wore his Oscar gown at his appearance on Sesame Street and I love it.

-This is a very deep dive into film vs digital from the cinematographer on The Last Jedi and Knives Out.

Elle Fanning and Justice Smith star in the All the Bright Places trailer for Netflix. This seems familiar. Did I read this book? I think I read this book.

Chris Rock is a huge Saw fan, so he pitched a sequel to the horror franchise back in May. And already, we have the first trailer.

Hailey Bieber Talks About Her Delayed Wedding

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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 Dawson covers 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”).

Chris Pine with grey in his beard is….oh. Oh my.

Gwyneth Paltrow dismissed 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.

-Also, this is a delicious read on Meghan Markle‘s ambitions.

-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.

Sophia Bush shows off her new home and it’s very lovely but wow is that decor not for me.

Hugh Jackman celebrated the anniversary of his “truce” with Ryan Reynolds by promoting both of their beverage brands.

-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 ballot in 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.