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Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney

-This is HUGE: Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit today against Disney, claiming that the decision to stream Black Widow on Disney+ while also releasing it in theaters breached her contract and could cost her tens of millions of dollars. Her salary was largely based on the theatrical box office receipts and she gets bonuses whenever the tally reaches certain milestones. Estimates suggest she lost out on $50M in bonuses when Disney pushed it to streaming and refused to renegotiate.

-Disney fired back, saying that she has so far received $20M from the project and her lawsuit shows a “callous disregard” to the pandemic. Please. At this point when almost all theatres have reopened, its simultaneous debut on streaming had less to do about safety and more about adding Disney+ subscribers. She’s missing out on bonuses her male counterpoints have reaped because the distribution strategies have shifted while their compensation structures haven’t changed. It’s not just about a millionaire complaining; it’s about the old way of doing things being dead. Netflix already pays out talent up front, and after announcing their simultaneous streaming debuts, Warner Bros went back and amended contracts to pay actors more up front since the potential box office take was reduced.

-The Hawkeye series at Disney+, starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, will debut on November 24. I became way more interested in this show once I realized that’s where Florence Pugh‘s Black Widow character is heading next.

-Broadway is the latest to require all workers to be vaccinated.

-Manifest is in top spot on the streaming chart for the third straight week, even though its future remains in limbo.

-With all the love that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is getting from critics (it’s 97% fresh!), David Ayers made a post about his Suicide Squad: “The studio cut is not my movie… A handful of people have seen it. If someone says they have seen it, they haven’t.”

-The first posters for the House of Gucci trailer by Ridley Scott have arrived. Lady Gaga looks amazing; Jared Leto is ridiculous.

-It leads in nicely to this piece on Hollywood’s enduring love of fat suits.

Camila Cabello posted a video about waiting to fart until Shawn Mendes left the house. Ok then.

-Netflix renewed Sweet Tooth (a show I really liked but haven’t gotten around to ep 3 yet) for season 2.

Candace Cameron Bure has apologized for dancing sexily with a Bible in a TikTok clip, saying “So many of you thought I was trying to be seductive, which clearly means I’m not a very good actress because I was trying to be strong, not sexy. So I guess that didn’t work, but I deleted it.”

DaBaby just can’t seem to help himself.

Jason Sudeikis talked about how Foo Fighters song “My Hero” influenced Ted Lasso season 2.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s daughter is named Delta, which isn’t working out so well for her at this particular moment of humanity.

Jennifer Garner inked a partnership with Netflix that will see the actress star in and produce movies, including a sequel to Yes Day.

Joshua Jackson revealed that he bought his childhood home, and his daughter now sleeps in his old bedroom. “There was a mural of a dragon on the wall in that room that I couldn’t believe was still there, years later. The owner [who sold him the house] said, ‘I knew it meant a lot to somebody and that they were going to come back for it some day.'”

-Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall are leaving the show in 2022.

Angelina Jolie earned a victory in her lengthy court battle against Brad Pitt over custody of their children, but it could lead to their current custody arrangement being overturned, with the proceedings starting over again.

-I love that Vulture has brought back the report card-style reviews for Gossip Girl. Ah, memories!

Oscar Isaac is haunted by his past in the trailer for The Card Counter, co-starring Tiffany Haddish.

Will Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of legendary tennis siblings, Venus and Serena Williams, in the new trailer for the Oscar-baity King Richard.

Anya Taylor-Joy’s Breakout Year

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Anya Taylor-Joy is on the cover of Vanity Fair and talks about how The Queen’s Gambit has propelled her career to stratospheric new heights, with projects lined up alongside Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Margot Robbie, Christian Bale, Nicole Kidman and Ethan Hawke. “I think I’ll probably understand this year in about five years. I think that’s when it will probably hit.”

Jennifer Garner appeared on Hot Ones and she was at her most charming. “Ina Garten would be appalled by this behaviour.” “You really had me feeling kinda cocky, didn’t ya?”  “Up your butt, Sean!”

Prince Harry will become chief impact officer of BetterUp, a fast-growing coaching and mental health firm. This seems like an issue he’s really passionate about, so good for him. (The title makes me laugh though.)

Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Westminster Abbey, the cathedral where they were wed nearly 10 years ago, to check out its vaccination clinic.

Thomas Middleditch’s alleged behavior didn’t come as much of a surprise to his former Silicon Valley co-star Alice Wetterlund, who tweeted “Tried to warn you all about Middleditch but noooooo not everyone’s favorite tinyman who looks like he lives in a clock!”

Hailey and Justin Bieber were spotted soaking up the sun in Turks and Caicos.  I’ve never been more jealous.

-HBO has announced not one, not two, but three Game of Thrones spinoffs: Nymeria, Flea Bottom, and The Sea Snake. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of appetite there is for these, seeing as the reaction to its final season seems to have tarnished its legacy. With all the rewatches people have been doing during the pandemic, that one never comes up.

Kristen Davis‘ new thriller is no 1 on Netflix — for reasons no one can understand.

-Despite being spotted kissing a new guy, Lizzo insists she’s single.

-Disney shifted a bunch of movie dates/platforms, with Black Widow and Cruella getting a premium Disney+ launch alongside a theatrical release, while Pixar’s Luca will skip theaters entirely. Also, Death on the Nile moving to Feb 2022. I wonder if that’s because there’s not a big appetite for Armie Hammer movies right now?

Sean Young does not mince words in this interview. She praises Michael Douglas and Jim Carrey, but calls out James Woods, Warren Beatty, Charlie Sheen, Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott for toxic behaviour and getting her blacklisted.

-I didn’t see this coming: the villain of Shazam 2 will be played by Helen Mirren.

Oh no, Moby. No.

-Jeopardy! fans are NOT happy that Dr. Oz is guest hosting, and more than 500 past contestants have called for his removal.

-I didn’t realize I needed to see Kevin Bacon singing Backstreet Boys to farm animals, but I really really did.

-As he continues to lose deals, David Dobrik has released a second apology video and announced a social media break.

-Netflix is working on a gay holiday romcom starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers and Luke MacFarlane. Yes, please!

-Here’s the first trailer for HBO’s documentary on white supremacy, Exterminate All the Brutes.

-Here’s the trailer for HBO’s Victorian-era fantasy series The Nevers, which debuts April 11 and was created by Joss Whedon (who has since left). I didn’t know Demelza from Poldark is in this!

Report: Jennifer Lopez and ARod Split

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-There’s nothing like a classic Friday afternoon news dump! According to Page Six, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have called off their two-year engagement.  (People and E! News is also reporting it.) There’s been rumours of trouble ever since that mess with Southern Charm’s Madison.

-The weekend is here! Celebrate by gazing on these glorious photos of Lady Gaga feeding Adam Driver.

Jennifer Garner just experienced a big life milestone at 48 – she got her ears pierced.

-This Sunday’s Grammy Awards are going to look like a real award show — meaning no Zoom.

Elton John says he’ll “hit someone” if Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t win a Grammy on Sunday night. I’ll help.

-Ottawa Public Health has been crushing it on Twitter during covid, and now Ryan Reynolds is chiming in.

-The Mail’s doubling down on their story about “doctored” headlines in the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview.

-In his Men’s Health cover story, Michael B. Jordan talks about those rumours that his romance with Lori Harvey is a PR stunt. “I can’t do anything about that, and I’ve just got to accept that and keep moving in my purpose. People that know me know my heart. But people that know me for my work…they know what I allow them to know. The fact that I’ve been so closed off about a lot of parts of my life was a personal choice. As I’ve gotten older and a little more mature and comfortable in my own skin, I’ve become less concerned about it.”

Yara Shahidi was honoured in Glamour UK’s Women of the Year Awards. I watched The Sun Is Also A Star last weekend and spent the whole movie mesmerized by her face.

-Sad there’s no new WandaVision dropping today? A new Disney+ documentary takes viewers inside the making of the show.

-I really like this point about criticisms of Wanda not facing consequences for what she did to Westview. How many fans are calling for Clint to be held accountable for his crimes? Or Tony? Or Bucky?

-Full reviews for Falcon and the Winter Solider are still under embargo, but critics have taken to Twitter to share their initial reactions to the first episode — and it’s all very positive. It sound like it’s going to be much more of a shoot ’em up adventure show than WandaVision was, but there are still some quiet character moments.

Sharon Osbourne is now apologizing for supporting Piers Morgan. “To anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.” Her initial meltdown in this clip was textbook white privilege: demanding a Black woman explain racism to her, centering the issue on herself, and weaponizing her tears.

-Ohhhh, people are so mad at Grey’s Anatomy after last night’s episode!

Rebekah Weatherspoon‘s Cowboys of California trilogy is being optioned for TV. Two years ago when I made a concerted effort to stop reading books with only white protags, it lead me to romance (’cause that’s really the only genre that is crushing it, diversity-wise) and this series was the first one I read all the way through.

Hilary Duff is pregnant and she wants the world to know about a symptom that’s called “lightning crotch.”

Peyton List and Lili Taylor star in the Paper Spiders trailer which got raves on the festival circuit.