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JoJo Siwa Comes Out

-After alluding to it earlier this week, JoJo Siwa has come out as gay with a sweet photo. Considering her brand, this is hugely, wildly brave and I hope she is being showered with love and acceptance.

-Well. Dave Chappelle got Covid hanging out with Joe Rogan, Grimes and Elon Musk during his ten-day residency at a BBQ restaurant during a pandemic.

-The first few new episodes of SNL this year will feature first-time hosts John Krasinki, Regina King, and…wait for it… Dan Levy!

Casey Affleck is promoting Our Friend (a movie I really liked, despite his presence) and that means he’s facing lots of awkward questions about his brother Ben‘s relationship status.

-I really adored Sarah Jessica Parker’s Grub Street column, especially when she describes her family meals (so many beans!) and talks about missing restaurants. This part hit me hard: “To me, being on the subway with a book, heading toward a meal, I honestly can’t think of anything better…It’s a vacation — you are literally transported — and I miss it so much it hurts.”

Meghan McCain was trending again for saying some more stupid stuff on The View, but I was too distracted by her contouring to focus.

Jane Krakowski’s publicist had a field day when denying the actress is dating the MyPillow CEO: “She is, however, in full fledged fantasy relationships with Brad Pitt, Rege-Jean Page and Kermit the Frog and welcomes any and all coverage on those.”

-This Barbara Kay column on how text messages “exonerate” Jessica Mulroney is bizarre. They didn’t even verify the texts? And Mulroney admits to deleting a message? And the whole thing starts with a long, rambling screed against cancel culture? What is happening?!

-I kind of lost myself a little bit in this weirdly engrossing oral history of the making of High School Musical.

-There’s a new superhero show coming from the creator of The Walking Dead starring Steven Yeun. I just saw him in Minari and though I’m not sure I loved it as much as critics did, he’s phenomenal.

This is a good piece on how Hollywood giants are developing dozens of shows and spinoff features based on a few valuable franchises to boost streaming services — and we’re all going to get sick of them. Seriously, how many different variations of Batman are coming our way?

-The next Bond movie has delayed its release yet again.

-WandaVision seems to be jumping roughly a decade every episode, so this weekend’s is an homage to the Brady Bunch.

Tiffany Haddish is introducing audiences to six more of her favorite comics in Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.

-In a new HBO doc Fake Famous, Nick Bilton recruits a trio of random young ‘uns and turns them into influencers.

Megan Fox Stars in Machine Gun Kelly’s Video

Megan Fox ramps up rumours that she’s dating Machine Gun Kelly by cozying up to him in his new music video.

Zack Snyder will release his cut of Justice League on HBO Max — but not until next year. The news also confirms that the Snyder cut didn’t actually exist; they’re going to have to spend $20+ million on post-production. Which is HILARIOUS.

-The Ruby Rose/Batwoman saga continues to unfold. A source tells TV Line her quitting the show “wasn’t 100-percent her decision. It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.” Rob Salem, who used to be the TV critic for the Toronto Star, has an even more pointed take, tweeting: “Apparently, she was actually fired. Rumor has it she was generally loathed on set. “Sociopathic narcissist” was the phrase being bandied about. They put a happy face on it, but from what I hear, nobody will be sorry to see her go.”

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz is already publicly petitioning for the role. Even though she’s played another character in the Arrowverse, I’d love for Bex Taylor-Klaus to have a shot.

-Meanwhile, The Flash cast did a Stars In the House Zoom reunion for charity last night, which is lovely but they did it at 8pm ET — their old timeslot and at the exact same time Stargirl was debuting on their network. The CW is filled with messiness, y’all.

-The Smash cast will reunite tonight to perform Bombshell in concert. The more that these cast reunions for charity take place every day, the more untenable the upcoming Friends reunion seems. Getting paid $3 million each to do what casts are now doing all the time for free to support good causes is an increasingly bad look.

Ryan Seacrest has blamed exhaustion and returned to work after this clip made people think he was having a stroke during American Idol.

-Amazing human being Sia confirmed she adopted two teenage sons who were aging out of foster care system.

Lorde says she’s been recording new music with Jack Antonoff and “the work is so fucking good, my friend.”

-This thread about the types of songs in Disney animated movies is kind of incredible.

-British Vogue got Kate Moss to demonstrate cooking a roast chicken (clearly shot pre-pandemic). Her comment at the end slays: “What happened to just being able to do a cover and not having to do any of this?”

-The world does not deserve Taika Waititi.

-I love this article on how it would be awesome if Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat are actually dating: “Yes, Shawkat is young and beautiful, but she isn’t exactly the type of woman we’ve come to expect in the arms of aging actors in the midst of their midlife crises. She’s in her 30s; she’s Iraqi American; she’s not tall or ultra-skinny or blonde; she’s queer; she’s cool.”

-Spotify has fought against paying musicians what they deserve for years, but they ponied up $100 million for an exclusivity deal for Joe Rogan‘s podcast.

Alison Roman is “on temporary leave” as a food columnist for the New York Times after she made judgmental comments about fellow lifestyle influencers Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo. Teigen is not happy with the news, saying “it just sucks in every way.”

Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, and more celebs are handing over their social profiles to COVID-19 experts, which I love.

-This is a really extensive, interesting look at the costly efforts to restart film and TV production, including safety precautions, scheduling delays, extra VFX, and much more. Not only are the sky-high costs going to get higher, expect to see fewer location shoots, less guest stars and less crowd scenes with background extras. Zoe Kravitz also raises a good point about how COVID-19 will affect hair, makeup and wardrobe processes on a big film like Batman: “You have people just touching your face, touching your body all day long. I need help getting into the catsuit. I can’t do it on my own. I was probably touched more than any job, just because of the clothes and the combat and all of that.”

Clay is struggling to keep it together in the trailer for the final season of 13 Reasons Why.

Batwoman’s Ruby Rose Leaves Show

 

-Batwoman’s Ruby Rose just quit the show! The CW superhero series will continue with a recast lead. I can’t remember another instance of a lead actor peacing out so early in a show’s run. There is definitely a story there…

-In her new Vanity Fair cover story, Janelle Monáe talks about taking over the lead of Amazon’s Homecoming, starring in the upcoming thriller Antebellum, her frustrations with how the government is handling the pandemic, and surviving isolation with her housemates “The Quaranteenagers.”

-Congrats to Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, who are reportedly expecting their first child.

-On his podcast, Brian Austin Green confirmed his separation from Megan Fox, saying he noticed she began acting distant after she came back from shooting a film last Thanksgiving. “She said, ‘You know what, I realized while I was out of the country working alone that I feel more like myself and I liked myself better during that experience. And I think that’s something that might be worth trying for me.’ I was upset about it, but I can’t be upset at her, and I wasn’t upset at her because she didn’t ask to feel that way.” He also addressed the rumors that the actress is now dating Machine Gun Kelly, saying: “She met this guy Colson on set on this film she’s working on. Goes by Machine Gun Kelly — I’ve never met him but you know, Megan and I have talked about him and they’re friends at this point.” Meanwhile, Us Weekly is reporting that they’re more than friends.

-It looks like the infamous Snyder Cut is upon us. I have never really enjoyed a Zach Snyder movie so I sure the hell have no desire to watch a 3.5 hour one, but fanboys are gonna fanboy.

Harry Styles enjoys a pre-pandemic day at the beach with models in the “Watermelon Sugar” video, which he says is “dedicated to touching.” I do appreciate that there is at least a couple of different body types (and boys!) in the mix.

Tekashi 6ix9ine is accusing Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande of buying the No. 1 spot on top of the charts. Bieber, Grande and Billboard are refuting those claims.

Matt Lauer wrote an op-ed in support of the NYT’s shaky hit piece on Ronan Farrow.  Not surprisingly, I’ve never heard of the outlet that agreed to run Lauer’s piece.

-A backlash is brewing over Bachelorette star Hannah Brown‘s use of the n-word when singing along to a song in an Instagram video.

-Congrats to Hawaii Five-O and Being Human star Meaghan Rath, who had a lovely looking quarantine wedding.

Mindy Kaling has been recruited by Reese Witherspoon to help write Legally Blonde 3.

Andrew Scott (aka Hot Priest) read a poem on Instagram called “Everything Is Going to Be Alright” and I found it very soothing.

-The cast of Umbrella Academy recreated their Tiffany dance to celebrate the second season coming to Netflix.

Elon Musk tweeted some crap about taking the red pill and Grimes‘ mother was quick to clapback, as was Matrix co-writer/director Lilly Wachowski.

-Country music star Paul Brandt will lead Alberta’s new human trafficking task force. I…um…yeah.

-This is a very lovely profile on Ben Schwartz, who most of us know from Parks and Rec and who can soon be seen in Netflix’s Space Force.

Stana Katic still isn’t sure why the hell ABC fired her from Castle.

-My god, the news of Lynn Shelton’s death is gutting. Her partner, comedian and actor Marc Maron, put out a statement.

Joe Rogan (a person I don’t particularly like who hosts a podcast I very much don’t like) is moving his podcast to Spotify exclusively. This is a huge get for Spotify and a peek at where the podcast world may be heading.

-The cast of Community did a table read for charity (Pedro Pascal subbed in for Walter Goggins!), and they all said they are down to do a movie.