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Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles Kick Off 2021 Together

-There’s nothing like kicking off the new year with a romantic pairing none of us saw coming. Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles are apparently dating. They were photographed hand-in-hand at his manager’s wedding over the weekend. The Daily Mail then published photos of Wilde and Styles arriving back at his home in Los Angeles with their luggage on Monday, while a source tells People they’ve been dating “for a few weeks.” Just imagine; if she hadn’t fired Shia LaBeouf from her movie and replaced him with Styles, we would have been deprived of this deliciousness!

-Also, Styles’ new video with Phoebe Waller-Bridge makes my heart full.

-Well, this is weird. TMZ is reporting that Tanya Roberts, a former Bond girl and That 70s Show star who was reported dead yesterday, is apparently alive, despite statements to the contrary from her husband and PR rep.

Zoe Kravitz and Karl Glusman have split up after 18 months of marriage.

– I don’t watch the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but everyone seems to be super pissed by the series finale. I don’t understand this enduring trend. It’s not “fan service” to give your audience what they want at the end if that’s what your entire show has been building towards.

-I don’t believe much from Netflix’s “ratings” announcements, but according to them, Bridgerton was their fifth biggest original series launch.

-Speaking of Bridgerton, I’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of Jonathan Bailey doing Broadway tunes on Youtube. His character was a jerk in season one, but if the show follows the books, than everyone’s going to love him in season two.

-In order to play a boxer in his latest video, Justin Bieber had all of his tattoos covered up.

-Meanwhile, Bieber is distancing himself from Hillsong Church following buddy Carl Lentz termination in November for “moral failures.”

-Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness revealed he got married a few months ago.

-This is a good (though not for him) deep dive into how Ryan Murphy’s brand has fallen recently.

Blake Shelton really needs to learn how to read the room.

-Don’t expect Zac Synder to have a bright future with DC Films/HBO Max after the release of his cut of Justice League. A Warner Bros exec called it “a storytelling cul-de-sac — a street that leads nowhere.”

Larry King was hospitalized with covid, but he’s now out of the ICU.

-This is unexpected: Eddie Izzard has come to J.K. Rowlings’ defense.

-This sort of flew under the radar because of the holidays, but it’s messed up: A judge ruled that Danny Masterson and the women accusing him of sexual assault must resolve their lawsuits through Scientology arbitration. I’ve never heard of mediation for criminal charges.

-I feel bad for Vanessa Kirby, who’s award-baiting performance in Pieces of a Woman is now being overshadowed by costar Shia LaBeouf’s assault accusations.

-Here’s the new trailer for One Night In Miami, coming to Amazon Prime next week. I adored this movie.

The Happiest Season Is Here

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-Happiest Season drops tomorrow on Hulu (available for rent in Canada on Thursday) and I cannot wait! The reviews are glowing and it seems like the type of movie we’ll all end up watching every year and not hating ourselves for it, unlike some others (*cough* The Family Stone *cough*). The leading ladies recently graced the cover of The Advocate.

-Speaking of Happiest Season actors, are Clea Duvall and Josh Hartnett responsible for an entire generation’s sexual awakening? How did I not know this?

Tristram Shapeero, the director who mocked Lukas Gage‘s apartment in a Zoom audition, has apologized...sort of. It starts off well (“I offer Mr. Gage a sincere and unvarnished apology for my offensive words, my unprofessional behavior during the audition and for not giving him the focus and attention he deserved”) but then it veers into excuses territory (“I was using the word ‘poor’ in the sense of deserving sympathy, as opposed to any economic judgment”). Come on, man. If that was the case, why did he talk about Gage’s “tiny” apartment and how he could see his TV in the background? He should have quit while he was ahead.

-In a new interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Miley Cyrus said she “fell off” her recent sobriety wagon during the pandemic, but she is now two weeks sober. “To me, it was a f— up because I’m not a moderation person, and I don’t think that everyone has to be f—ing sober. I think everyone has to do what is best for them. I don’t have a problem with drinking. I have a problem with the decisions I make once I go past that level of …  I’ve just been wanting to wake up 100 percent, 100 percent of the time.”

Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly have now entered the “regrettable tattoos” phase of their relationship.

Pete Davidson is set to lead an all-star version of It’s a Wonderful Life. I guess they were going for the anti-Jimmy Stewart.

-The Grammy nominations were announced today and while there were some nice surprises (Megan Thee Stallion should have been a lock for Best New Artist but there was some concern she wouldn’t get it, so I’m glad she did), the snubs are what has everyone talking. The Weeknd got zero nominations (not even “Blinding Lights” in Record of the Year, which makes no sense). The Dixie Chicks were also shut out, and Fiona Apple‘s Fetch the Bolt Cutters didn’t get an Album of the Year nod. It’s all very odd.

Justin Bieber is not happy about the Grammy nominations either. Oh, he got nominated. He just doesn’t like the category he’s in. This is not a great look for him.

-In other big music news, Taylor Swift announced today that she’ll be dropping an intimate concert film on Disney+ for her latest album, folklore.

-Congrats to Gabourey Sidibe, who just got engaged.

Mark Ruffalo is only nine years older than Ryan Reynolds, but he’ll be playing his father in a new movie.

-Wonder Woman is officially opening in Canada on Dec 25 theatrically — even though it doesn’t seem like many cities will have open theatres. Swell!

Michael B. Jordan says he’s going to join OnlyFans and try to raise some money for struggling businesses. “Yea it’s a thing. My barber Joe and the whole team, we’ve been plotting on that so we’re going to work the system.” I very much approve of this plan.

-Peacock’s Saved By The Bell (which airs on W here) is getting surprisingly great reviews.

-Netflix’s Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, meanwhile, has surprised critics by being less camp, more Christian.

-I watched the first few episodes of A Suitable Boy, a coming-of-age story set in 1950s India, at TIFF and really liked it. But Netflix is facing a boycott in India because of a kissing scene between an interfaith couple at a temple, and two Netflix execs have been booked.

-There’s talk of a Slings & Arrows prequel? I’m so in.

-I tried to watch the Gilmore Girls revival on the CW last night but it was worse than I remembered. They’re so mean! Were they always that mean? In any case, in a new interview Scott Patterson says he and Lauren Graham both had to quit smoking to survive Gilmore Girls’ rapid-pace dialogue

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Veep cast are reuniting to do a table read for “Mother”, their episode on vote recounts, to help get out the vote for the Georgia runoff elections in January.

-I have no interest in reading Ready Player Two, but this thread from a guy who’s working his way through it is gold.

-It’s equal parts hilarious and sad that it took a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls‘ “Iris” for Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers to each earn their first Hot 100 hit.

Alicia Silverstone makes a mess of her brother’s wedding in the trailer for Sister of the Groom.

Zendaya on her Historic Emmy Win

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Zendaya is stunning on the new cover of Essence. In the interview, which took place a week after her Emmy win, she talks about accepting the award at home surrounded by her family (“I was worried that if they kept screaming for too long, I wouldn’t have any time to actually say anything —but I didn’t want to stop them, because they were having a great time. It was a very special night”), and her hopes for Black women (“For us to continue to fully realize our power and harness it to do great things, because we are incredibly powerful. We’re often convinced that we’re not and taught to shrink —but we have to believe in our collective power. I always think of that Beyoncé song, “They’ll never take my power, my power, my power.” Let’s take that energy into the new year”).

Joaquin Phoenix showed up in Burlington, Ont to pay tribute to activist Regan Russell, who was killed earlier this year outside a slaughterhouse.

Halle Barry and her stylist Lindsay Flores discussed their first orgasm, and Barry was surprised Flores couldn’t remember hers. “Well it wasn’t recently!”

Brad Pitt has been volunteering since the summer and has handed out the food boxes to families around 30 times. And he’s looked mighty fine while doing it. That photo of him with his legs crossed having a smoke is … a lot.

-TikTok Star Charli D’Amelio lost 1 million followers in 24 hours because her family posted a video of a dinner with James Charles, which included a bit in which she bemoaned the fact that she only had 95 million followers on her year anniversary of her reaching 1 million followers. Charles snarkily responded “Was the 95 not enough for you?”

Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes’ long-rumoured collaboration has finally arrived — and while I was hoping for something a lot more danceable, it’s a low-key bop!

-A six-part docuseries following Nicki Minaj’s rise all the way to motherhood is coming to HBO Max.

-Marvel Studios, along with Ryan Reynolds, hired Bob’s Burgers writers and exec producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin to write the third Deadpool film. Love that for them!

Sia is getting heat from the disabled community for the Magic trailer. She is not handling it well.

-Amazon Studios has acquired Coming 2 America, starring Eddie Murphy, which they’ll debut in March.

-This is an interesting look at how Gina Carano’s recent social media postings have alienated some Mandalorian fans.

-I didn’t even know they were still making episodes of Wipeout, but a contestant just died during filming after going into cardiac arrest following the completion of an obstacle course.

-I’ve only watched a few episodes of Supernatural, but I’m seeing a lot of chatter on Twitter today about the show ending it’s 15-season run(!) in a way that some fans didn’t love. I’m really hating this trend to lean into man-pain. You don’t need to guarantee a happy ending when you wrap a show, but you should aim to give fans a satisfying conclusion — even if you’re fanbase isn’t who you wanted it to be.

-It also sounds like their penultimate episode fell into the “bury your gays” trope.

Robert Englund of Freddy Krueger fame has joined the cast of Stranger Things.

-Netflix dropped the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes, starring Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra.