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James Franco

Cardi B’s $2M Surprise

-What do you get the guy who has everything?¬†Cardi B figured it out when she gave¬†Offset his birthday present in public — a giant cheque for $2 million.

-In a new podcast, James Franco broke his four years of silence surrounding his sexual misconduct allegations. While he insisted his encounters were consensual, he did admit to sleeping with students in his film class, and said he had a sex addiction. “Over the course of my teaching, I did sleep with students, and that was wrong. But like I said, it’s not why I started the school and I wasn’t the person that selected the people to be in the class. So it wasn’t a ‘master plan’ on my part. But yes, there were certain instances where, you know what, I was in a consensual thing with a student and I shouldn’t have been.”

-Not surprisingly in light of recent allegations against him, Chris Noth‘s marriage is reportedly “hanging by a thread.”

-Actor¬†Jay Johnston has reportedly been fired from Bob’s Burgers for attending the Jan. 6 insurrection.

-How was Denise Richards even allowed to board a plane without a mask?

Jacob Elordi has reportedly moved on from Kaia Gerber with Olivia Jade (who I just realized are two different people).

-Selling Sunset couple Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim have called it quits after just five months because they have different priorities when it comes to having children.

-This is an excellent oral history on the making of Scream.

-How cute was Keanu Reeves on Drew Barrymore‘s show? She also shared a lovely memory of him. “I was at this club, and it was my 16th birthday, and you came in ‚ÄĒ this is the memory I have of it, if you have anything to add or change, please let me know ‚ÄĒ you walked in, and you grabbed my hand, and you took me outside, and you put me on your motorcycle, and we drove at the warp speed of my life. We went and you took me on the ride of my life. And I was so free, I was such a free human being. And it was [this] moment where I just remember loving life and being so happy. I hold it so dear because the older we get, the harder it is to get to that feeling.”

-While Spider-Man’s insanely good box office returns is indisputably a big win for theatrical recovery, it also underscores that the massive divide between big, splashy tentpole films and everything else, a gap that was exacerbated by the pandemic.

Tom Holland made good on his promise to bring a little boy who saved his sister in a dog attack to the Spider-Man set.

-Speaking of Spider-Man, I love all the praise Andrew Garfield is getting for his take on Peter Parker. They were my least fave SM movies, but I adored him and Emma Stone in them.

-Covid is messing everything up in Hollywood again, with a ton of productions and events getting cancelled.

-Wheel of Time is a hit (supposedly) for Amazon.

-Search Party’s final season drops on Jan 7. In the trailer, Dory starts a cult with Jeff Goldblum.

Bill Cosby Is a Free Man

-Oof, what a rough day. Despite 60 women accusing him of assault, Bill Cosby was released from prison today because the courts overturned his conviction based on a technicality.

-Smallville’s¬†Allison Mack was sentenced to 3 years in prison for her involvement with the NXIVM sex-cult.¬†Prosecutors had asked the judge for leniency because she helped them seal their case against Keith Raniere on multiple sex trafficking, racketeering, fraud and conspiracy charges. He was sentenced to 120 years in prison last October.

James Franco has agreed to pay $2.2 million to resolve the sexual misconduct lawsuit that alleges he pushed his acting students into performing explicit sex scenes on camera.

Ed Sheeran sounds like a terrible houseguest. He says he stays with pal Courteney Cox every time he’s in LA, and has this running bit where he orders Cox S&M leather gimp masks using her Alexa.

Britney Spears is asking the paparazzi and fans to give her space while she vacations in Maui.

Madonna compared her VMAs kiss with Britney Spears to Lil Nas X‘s video, and it did not go over well.

Kaley Cuoco, Lena Waithe, Jean Smart, Cristin Milioti, Aidy Brant and Holly Hunter sat down for THR’s Comedy Actress Roundtable.

-The Vatican’s dress code prohibits visitors from wearing clothing that exposes their knees, shoulders, or chest. So naturally, Kim Kardashian broke the rules.

Ryan Reynolds has joined TikTok.

Amy Sherman-Palladino is recreating the Gilmore Girls on¬†The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. First¬†Milo Ventimiglia joined the new season, and now it’s Kelly Bishop’s turn.

Jonathan Taylor Thomas was photographed for the first time in years. He still looks great!

-Ohhhh, this is great casting:¬†Nick Offerman will play Tom Hanks’ role in Amazon’s take on A League of Their Own.

-I still can’t believe¬†Showtime has made a Ray Donovan finale movie, but there’s the first trailer.

-I wish the reviews of Zola were a bit better, but I still want to see it!

Peter Bradshaw’s review of Black Widow in the Guardian is getting lots of heat for its thirstiness.

Sandra Oh “is in f*cking charge” in the first teaser for Netflix’s dramedy, The Chair.

-Amazon dropped the first teaser for Kay Cannon‘s Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello and Billy Porter.

Bennifer Rises!

-Bennifer is back, baby! 17 years after calling off their engagement, Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were spotted on a romantic vacation in Montana.

-So the Golden Globes are pretty much dead, huh? Netflix kicked things off on Friday by announcing they were “stopping any activities” with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association until changes were made about their lack of diversity, and Amazon quickly followed suit. Then today, NBC announced it wouldn’t air the show next year, stars like Scarlett Johansson,¬†Ava DuVernay and Mark Ruffalo called them out, and Tom Cruise GAVE BACK the awards he’s won over the years as a sign of protest. (Hopefully we’ll finally get justice for¬†Brendan Fraser.)

John Mulaney and his wife Annamarie Tendler are splitting up after six years of marriage — and it seems like it was his decision. In a statement to People via her rep, she said “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage. I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”

Gal Gadot says Joss Whedon treated her badly¬†on the Justice League set:¬†“He kind of threatened my career and said if I did something, he would make my career miserable. I handled it on the spot.” That lines up with what a source told the Hollywood Reporter in their expos√© about it: “Joss was bragging that he‚Äôs had it out with Gal. He told her he‚Äôs the writer and she‚Äôs going to shut up and say the lines and he can make her look incredibly stupid in this movie.”

Aubrey Plaza confirmed that she’s married to her longtime boyfriend Jeff Baena — and the internet was weirdly mad about it.

Kristen Bell continues to overshare about her sex life with Dax Shepard.

-Who thought it was a good idea to put up Gina Carano for Emmy consideration for The Mandalorian, the show she was fired from?

-I really loved this interview with Sierra Teller Ornelas, the Native co-creator of Rutherford Falls.

Seth Rogen says he has no plans to work with James Franco again after his sexual misconduct allegations. “What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that.”

-He was asked about it when promoting his new memoir, which is getting rave reviews.

-Grey’s Anatomy has been renewed — but Jesse Williams is leaving the show. (Though he and Sarah Drew teased a spinoff about their characters.)

Helen Mirren is helping Italy’s vaccination effort with a viral video.

-There’s an¬†oral history of Tom Holland‘s performance of “Umbrella”!

-Amid all the controversy about Doctor Who actor Noel Clarke, his costar John Barrowman has apologized for repeatedly exposing himself on set. I remember the Arrow cast talking about him doing this all the time like it was a funny joke. David Boreanaz used to brag about doing this on the Buffy set, too.

-In case you missed this wildly depressing news last week, LaKeith Stanfield moderated a Clubhouse chat dedicated to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories where Jews were repeatedly compared to Satanists and termites.

Dave Bautista is set to join the cast of Knives Out 2.

-I’m not sure why the New York Post thinks¬†Leonardo DiCaprio looks unrecognizable in the first photos of the new Scorsese film. He looks like he always does? (The replies to their tweet are hilarious.)

-Actually unrecognizable is Lily James as Pamela Anderson. Sebastian Stan as Tommy Lee still looks like Sebastian Stan, though.

Woody Harrelson’s Carnage battles Tom Hardy in the new Venom 2 trailer.