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Say a Little Prayer for EW’s My Best Friend’s Wedding Reunion

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-I gave up on my EW subscription last year because I never had time to read it (plus it was weirdly expensive?) but I’ll definitely be picking up the print edition of their romcom issue. Every article they’ve released from it so far has been great, but the My Best Friend’s Wedding cover seals the deal. I recently rewatched it and it’s even more problematic than I remember (Kimmy’s a child! Julianne’s a monster!) but this oral history is very fun. I really hope this marks the start of Cameron Diaz’s un-retirement cause I missed her.

-It’s a big day in covers. Newlyweds Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber landed on the March issue of Vogue.  I hate that he’s not wearing a shirt, but it’s completely expected at this point. They talk about working on their marriage (“We’re coming from a really genuine place. But we’re two young people who are learning as we go”), reflect on his past (“my mom was depressed a lot of my life and my dad has anger issues. Stuff that they passed on that I’m kind of mad they gave me”), and talk about Hailey’s stabilizing influence.

-Meanwhile, like many others I will never read about Hailey without thinking of that bit in Caity Weaver’s GQ Bieber profile in which she’s just sitting in his hotel room, doing nothing and waiting for him.

Michelle Rodriguez says Liam Neeson can’t be racist because of how he passionately frenched Viola Davis in Widows. Um, what now?

-Hollywood is now developing movies based on Reddit threads.

-It looks like Disney+ is shaping up to be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too.

Chris Pratt seems confident that Disney will use James Gunn’s script for Guardians 3.

Steve Buscemi has responded to that viral video of Jennifer Lawrence with his face: “It makes me sad.”

-Scrubs star Sam Lloyd (who played Ted the lawyer) hit his fundraising goal in two days after revealing lung & brain cancer diagnosis.

Seth Meyers got drunk with the Barefoot Contessa. He’s living my dream!!

Ariana Grande clarified why she dropped out of the Grammys. She called out the show’s producer Ken Ehrlich for “lying about me” when he told the Associated Press that she “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.” Grande tweeted, “I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.”

-Ariana is all about clearing up rumours today. She’s denying a feud with Nicki Minaj.

Jennifer Garner talked about being “surrounded by paparazzi” while being married to Ben Affleck.

Naya Rivera has spoken out about those Lea Michele feud rumours on the Glee set: “I don’t think there was any beef.”

Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba have a pillow fight in the LA’s Finest trailer.

Mindy Kaling’s Life Sounds Incredible — And Exhausting

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-In her new Variety cover story, Mindy Kaling talks about her first movie, Late Night, which debuts at Sundance and stars Emma Thompson as a Letterman-esque talk show host who attempts to address diversity concerns by hiring her first female staff writer. Kaling is also the showrunner for the Hulu miniseries adaptation of Four Weddings and a Funeral, is working on a Netflix show that centers on an Indian teenager, is penning a “slim memoir,” and is raising her daughter. I got tired just reading the interview.

-In yesterday’s post, I said that if a Bryan Singer exposé was going to come out, now would be the time since Bohemian Rhapsody did so well in the Oscar noms. Today, The Atlantic published the big Bryan Singer investigation that Esquire was originally doing months ago. The report took 12 months and writers Maximillian Potter and Alex French spoke to more than 50 people, including four men that are newly accusing the Bohemian Rhapsody director of sexual misconduct and underage sex. It’ll be interesting to see what (if any) fallout comes from this, both with Singer’s career (he’s signed on to direct the adaption of Red Sonja), and BR’s Oscar race.

This bit right here illuminates why it took so long for the Singer (and Weinstein and Spacey etc.) allegations to go mainstream: “He was abetted, in a less direct way, by an industry in which a record of producing hits confers immense power: Many of the sources we interviewed insisted, out of fear of damaging their own career, that we withhold their name, even as they expressed dismay at the behavior they’d witnessed.” A lot of people in Hollywood must be dealing with a heavy conscious right now. It’s also why Rami Malek‘s comments yesterday about not knowing about the allegations are so frustrating. Even if — IF — he managed to make it all the way through his Mr Robot days without hearing Hollywood’s worst kept secret, the second Singer became attached to the project, someone in his life (agent, publicists, friend) must have mentioned it.

-Potter and French said their story was intended for publication in Esquire magazine but was “killed” by Hearst executives for unknown reasons. Also, the story is reminding a lot of people about this article on how Hollywood failed Apt Pupil star Brad Renfro.

-Meanwhile, Singer has commented on The Atlantic’s exposé, which he calls a “homophobic smear piece” (but he doesn’t actually deny anything). He’s taking a page out of Kevin Spacey‘s handbook and conflating being gay with performing abuse. (Remember when Spacey used being closeted as a privacy shield and responded to the allegations that he came onto a 14-year-old by coming out?)

-I have yet to see Bohemian Rhapsody (and have even less desire to now) but if this wonky edit made it into the final cut, that’s hilarious.

-It looks like Justin and Hailey Bieber are postponing their wedding celebration.

Jonah Hill trying to transition into a serious photographer is very on brand.

-The Suits cast is going to hang up their suits soon. The show has been renewed for a ninth and final 10-episode season.

-Spice Girls superfan Emma Stone recreated the “Stop” dance with Haim for her Omaze campaign.

Gina Rodriguez cried over accusations that she hasn’t been supportive of black women. I’m…not sure this was the best way to go.

Harvey Weinstein was denied his bid to pause the class action lawsuit against him.

-I love that Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow still hang out.

Meek Mill has teamed with Jay Z to launch a justice reform organization.

-We have an update on the Game of Thrones’ runtime: the six-episode final season will kick off with two hour-long episodes, followed by four 80-minute installments, according to an HBO affliliate.

-This is an interesting thread by Boots Riley about his decision to not campaign for Sorry to Bother You (a movie I’m still not sure I fully understood, but stayed with me wayyyyy longer than, say, Green Book).

-Speaking of good Twitter threads, I adore ones in which people tell stories about meeting celebrities who turn out to be great.

-Wait, is that Shania Twain playing John Travolta‘s wife in the Trading Paint trailer?!?

-Here’s the red-band trailer for Harmony Korine‘s latest film, The Beach Bum, starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Martin Lawrence, Isla Fisher and Snoop Dogg.

Supernatural Celebrates 300 Episodes with an EW Cover

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-I don’t watch Supernatural but their EW photo spread is super fun. Also, 300 episodes is insane!

-This report is coming from the Daily Mail so digest accordingly, but sources claim that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are expecting their first child.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin might be celebrating their marriage with a ceremony on Feb 28th.

-This is a bummer but not surprising: Julia Roberts is not expected to return for Homecoming’s second season. I’m ok with that; I adored her final scene.

-In a cute tweet, Amanda Seyfried reunited with her two onscreen dads, Hugh Jackman and Pierce Brosnan, at the airport.

Ewan McGregor‘s daughter is not over the fact that he left her mother for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Ellen Pompeo is having second thoughts about leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

Roswell’s ratings aren’t exactly out of this world. They improved on Black Lightning, but that’s a low bar.

-I am very here for  the rest of the world finally discovering Schitt’s Creek. Also, this is a great profile on Dan Levy (though I would have asked 97% more questions about how he and Jessi Cruickshank kicked off the aftershow craze with The Hills).

-The new Spider-Man movie has trans actors, which is amazing.

-SMILF creator Frankie Shaw addressed those misconduct allegations on her set: “I was learning on the go.” Seriously Hollywood, stop hiring writers to run things without giving them basic management training.

-I’ve tried to listen to the “Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum” podcast but it turns out that guy bugs me, so I missed Macaulay Culkin‘s recent episode. On it, he talked about his friendship with Michael Jackson: “I know it’s a big deal to everybody else, but it was a normal friendship…I was a peerless person. Nobody else in my Catholic school even had this much idea of what I was going through, and he was the kind of person who’d been through the exact same frickin’ thing and wanted to make sure I wasn’t alone.”

-Meanwhile, Sundance is standing behind their new Michael Jackson doc. Expect there to be an R Kelly-type reckoning when this thing drops.

Margot Robbie wants people to stop asking her when/if she’s having kids now that she’s married: “Don’t presume. I’ll do what I’m going to do.” Word.

Michelle Pfeiffer just joined Instagram and her first post is purr-fect.

-The trailer for Better Things season 3 made me laugh out loud — which is typical for this show.

-There’s a new trailer for the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

-Canadian PSA: Showcase is airing the new season of Luther, starting on Monday.

-It turns out that Jason Reitman has been secretly working on a new Ghostbusters movie — which the world found out about last night when the teaser dropped. Rumour has it, it will be centered around four teenagers.