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Hollywood Preps for the Oscars

Rebel Wilson‘s post seems to indicate that Brad and Leo will be front row at the Oscars — and on an aisle. I know there’s no host this year, but if one of the presenters does in-crowd schtick, they’ll be prime targets.

-One of the most predictable categories at Sunday night’s Oscars is Best Supporting Actor, with everyone pretty certain that Brad Pitt has it in the bag. This is a good look on how he ran the perfect campaign.

-Meanwhile, most of the stars at Sundance believe Pitt‘s character killed his wife in the movie.

-Another day, another “honest” Oscar ballot, this one from a producer. His take on Hustlers is disgusting, he felt he needed “a scorecard to keep track of [Little Women’s] timeline” and his favourite movie of last year was Yesterday. It’s so sexiest and dumb, I can’t even imagine what it was like before the Hollywood Reporter toned it down.

-I’m am really loving all the in-depth cinematography interviews this week. Here’s one with Uncut Gems’ cinematographer on a camera tool for focus-pulling that kept the film’s haywire movements in focus even though the actors didn’t use marks.

Greta Gerwig did Vogue’s 73 Questions on the Sony lot.

-Whoa. The six stars of Friends are reportedly set to get paid $3-4 million each to reunite for what basically sounds like an hourlong interview.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are now making bank doing private events.

Gillian Anderson did an ASMR video to promote the new season of Sex Education and she’s really, really good at it.

John Mulaney had to cancel a show in Toronto because he’ll be hosting SNL that weekend — and he got Lorne Michaels to write him a note excusing his absence.

-Also, when did John Mulaney go from looking “unconventionally attractive” to “we all want to climb him like a tree“?

-This is disappointing. Despite great reviews (it’s currently at 83% fresh) Birds of Prey is currently tracking for a $33.5M opening weekend, below its $50M-$55M projections.

-In happier box office news, Little Women just surpassed $100 million at domestic box office.

This tweet about a terrible, terrible profile Vanity Fair once did on Jessica Simpson, plus Ronan Farrow’s story about the first time he met her has everyone realizing that we all probably owe her an apology.

-I do not know what Harvey Weinstein‘s defense attorney, Donna Rotunno, was trying to do by appearing on The Daily podcast today, but whatever positioning or sympathy she was hoping for totally backfired. Near the end of the interview, the NYT reporter asked a final, seemingly last-minute question: had she ever been sexually assaulted? “I have not,” Rotunno answered, and that seemed like it would be the end. But after a pause she added “Because I would never put myself in that position.” I was listening to it on the subway and I GASPED.

-Well, this sucks: a judge sided with Dr. Luke and Kesha was found guilty of defamation for telling Lady Gaga that Dr. Luke raped Katy Perry. She must now pay him $370,000.

-Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals he recently suffered from amnesia for three hours. Apparently its called Transient Global Amnesia and it’s a real thing that can happen.

-This story about inadvertently being a jerk to Colin Firth is hilarious. “Firth had finally buried his heartthrob past, won an Oscar for a serious movie, and as if in a horror movie, I reached out from the grave and grabbed his well-formed ankle.”

-A new sitcom called Mythic Quest is out today on Apple+ and critics are loving it.

-This has been talked about a lot on Twitter so I’m glad The Hollywood Reporter is putting a spotlight on how productions don’t provide makeup artists and hair stylists who are familiar with natural textures and dark skin tones.

Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy and Ed Helms star in the trailer for the WWII drama Resistance.

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.

Kelly Clarkson and Annie Murphy Perform “A Little Bit Alexis”

-This is a straight-up day-maker: Schitt’s Creek star Annie Murphy recreated her character’s iconic song “A Little Bit Alexis”on Kelly Clarkson‘s show, with the host adding a verse as the befuddled stars of 1917 looked on. (Also, I had no clue Murphy is married to the lead singer of Hollerado.)

-This is an interesting look at why this awards season, more events have been closed to press and stars have been scarce with red carpet sound bites.

Jessica Simpson says she once kissed Justin Timberlake, but the timelines are very wonky considering both of relationship statuses at the time.

-A ton of Super Bowl commercials are already out: Bryan Cranston and Tracee Ellis Ross recreate The Shining for Mountain Dew, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen shill for Genesis’s new SUV, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day and Schitt’s Creek’s Emily Hampshire go through their dirty laundry for TideEllen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi promote Alexa, and Jimmy Fallon and John Cena work out for Michelob Ultra.

-This is a fascinating read on Brad Pitt and how his looks and charm belie real creative talent. “Pitt has alternately rejected and embraced the dreamboat role, though he seems consistently game when asked to play that part in photo spreads; maybe because he knows it so well, he is also adept at sending it up.”

Charlie Hunnam is walking back those shitty comments he made about not wanting to marry his girlfriend.

-I can’t believe they made a movie about the most amazing viral Twitter thread about strippers. I also can’t wait to watch.

-Oh man. Sebastian Stan posted drama about the ending of Endgame on his Insta stories, and John Boyega tweeted about it. The both have negative f’s left to give.

James Corden said he needed therapy in 2009 after his fame in the UK went to his head: “I started to behave like a brat that I just don’t think I am. It’s so intoxicating, that first flush of fame, and I think it’s even more intoxicating if you’re not bred for it.” If blind items are to believed, he might need a little tune-up.

-The American Dirt controversy continues: the publisher just cancelled its book tour. My favourite line in their statement is “We should never have said that [the author]’s husband was an undocumented immigrant while not specifying that he was from Ireland.” And before anyone complains about cancel culture, the book just hit number 1 and the author has sold another novel.

-I really like this piece on The Good Place, BoJack Horseman, and the audacity of committing to decency.

Kelis says that Pharrell Williams cheated her out of money from her first two albums.

Lakeith Stanfield wants to play the Joker and god yes. This is literally the only way I’d be interesting in watching anything new about that character.

Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan say they want to “be old ladies together making movies about old ladies.” And I want to be an old lady who watches them all.

Kendall Jenner learned a cheerleading routine from the kids from Cheer on Ellen.

-Here’s the trailer for Spike Jonze‘s Beastie Boys doc for Apple+.

Ben Platt, Nina Dobrev and Scott Speedman star in the trailer for Run This Town, the Rob Ford movie.