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Saoirse Ronan’s New Cover Causes a Stir

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-I actually love Saoirse Ronan‘s new cover of Harper’s Bazaar UK (and the inside photo spread is to die for), but I get why people don’t love it. The “spirit of Great Britain” line doesn’t really work for when you’re featuring an Irish actress.

-I dig this Aya Cash interview about moving on from You’re The Worst, her friendship with costar Chris Geere (“Chrissy and I are total opposites in every sense. He’s got all this light, positive energy. Compared to him I’m a f*cking ditch. He likes John Mayer. Oh my God, he loves One Direction. I listen to Perfume Genius, and he always says ‘why do you listen to this sad shit?'”), and her attempts at spon-con (“I knew if you have a certain amount of [Instagram] followers you could get a bed, and I contacted them, you probably know which company I’m talking about, and they were like, No, now it’s 600,000 followers that you need for the bed, and I had like 50-thousand something. I was like, ‘F*ck!'”)

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid broke up again. For now.

Scarlett Johansson says it’s “useless” to fight back against the deepfake porn that uses her face, which is probably true but deeply depressing.

Diddy hired his girlfriend a personal trainer, and then reportedly broke up with her due to suspicious that they were hooking up. Maybe this is just karma for implying that your longtime girlfriend needs to get in better shape?

-The CW is moving forward with a Batwoman stand-alone series starring Ruby Rose which kind of surprises me because after she was introduced in this year’s crossover, the buzz about her character seemed to die out. If anything, everyone seemed to be talking about how Tyler Hoechlin deserves his own Superman show.

-Luther’s new season has begun airing in the UK and this one clip makes me want to see it NOW.

-It’s funny; everyone’s talking about how the newly announced Coachella lineup is the weakest one yet, but it’s the first time I’ve seriously considered going back in years. Yeah, the main draws aren’t really headliner caliber (except Ariana Grande) but the mid-level acts are great (Janelle Monáe, Christine and the Queens, Kid Cudi, CHVRCHES, the 1975, Weezer, etc.). Also, the Idris Elba DJ set would be hilarious.

-Meanwhile, Kanye West‘s camp says that he was negotiating to be a Coachella headliner but it fell through over disagreements about the stage design.

-Black Mirror: Bandersnatch star Will Poulter was driven off of Twitter because people are terrible.

-Margot Robbie and Michael B Jordan share notes about acting while “basically naked” in a new interview.

-Speaking of actor on actor interviews, I really liked this one with John Krasinski and Rosamund Pike.

-The Notebook is becoming a Broadway musical.

-2018 felt like a decent year in terms of well-reviewed movies by women filmmakers (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Destroyer, Private Life, You Were Never Really Here, The Rider, Leave No Trace, etc.). But most women were confined to the indie film world. In fact, the number of women directing top Hollywood films dropped again in 2018, with women directing only 8% of last year’s highest-grossing movies.

-The biggest surprise of this week is that Bumblebee is still holding strong at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Is this what happens when you let a woman write a Transformers movie?

-This also surprises me: worldwide, Aquaman has now made more money than Wonder Woman.

-This New York Times article about the exploding popularity of Turkish dramas is certainly making me feel better about my recent TV rabbit holes. They’re so good, but so confusing? Why do they blur out all the alcohol bottles? Why do people say “bon appetit” after they’ve already eaten? What kind of a greeting is “work easy”? I have no idea, but I love it.

Punisher season 2’s trailer has been released, along with the premiere date (Jan 18). There’s no mention of Karen, so I’m not interested.

-Speaking of upcoming TV, Better Things season 3 starts Feb 28, and Killing Eve season 2 is coming on April 7 (which is wayyyy sooner than anyone expected).

-Fox’s new celebrity talent show The Masked Singer, based on a South Korean show in which famous people wear masks and compete in a singing competition, is a big hit. Getting an impressive 2.9 rating in the A18-49 demo and 9.2M viewers, last night’s ep was the network’s top-rated series launch since Empire four years ago. Critics seem to love it, too.

Bill Hader broke down in a new interview when talking about the fact that he only spent 5 days with his kids last summer.

-Lifetime’s three-night documentary on R. Kelly is airing this week, and by all accounts it’s a harrowing and explosive look at not only the singer, but his famous friends and enablers.

-I really liked this interview with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer on the end of Broad City and what’s next for them. (Though I wanted to hear more about the legal issues with creating a season premiere produced in a way that looks like Instagram Stories.)

Mads Mikkelsen plays a man stranded in after an airplane crash in the Arctic trailer.

 

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg Preview Golden Globes

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-If their banter in this Hollywood Reporter interview is any indication, Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are going to be a goddamn delight at the Globes on Sunday night.

Laura Dern‘s new Vanity Fair cover story is making me realize that the world needs more Laura Dern cover stories!

-Congrats to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who are reportedly expecting a fourth child via surrogate.

-Meanwhile, Kanye demanded a ‘public apology’ from Drake for following Kim on Instagram.

-Eww! Why is Drake partying with Chris Brown?! Bad Drake! Bad!

Tiffany Haddish apologized for bad set on New Year’s Eve. Realizing it wasn’t working, she reportedly cut her set short to drink some Ciroc with the fans who stuck around. Meanwhile, several comedians have jumped to her defense on Twitter, pointing out that bombing is pretty normal.

Pete Davidson returned to the public eye for a stand up set, in which he revealed that Louis C.K. once tried to get him fired from SNL.

-Meanwhile, I really liked Andy Richter‘s thread on Louis C.K. and his new comedic formula, as well as this take on how he’s trying to recast himself as a victim of political correctness.

-The rumoured 90201 “reboot” is not actually a reboot or revival after all. As it’s currently being shopped around, it’s actually an hour-long mockumentary-style dramedy that would find former 90210 cast members Jennie Garth, Jason Priestley, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Brian Austin Green and Gabrielle Carteris playing themselves which — maybe let’s just not?

-This is an interesting look at how Tom Cruise‘s wedding to Katie Holmes changed how people view Scientology.

-The reviews for True Detective season three are in — and they’re actually pretty good? Lots of critics are calling it a return to form after the terrible last season, and everyone is praising Mahershala Ali‘s performance.

Jennifer Aniston rang in the new year in Wyoming with Jason Bateman, Jimmy Kimmel and Sandra Bullock. I would watch that movie.

-I love this article on how Celine Dion became cool (not that she wasn’t already).

-The trailer for Netflix’s new series Sex Education, starring Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield, has arrived. This actually looks pretty great.

John Legend Backs Up Rita Ora

-People are still really angry about the Rita Ora lipsyncing thing, so much so that John Legend had to jump to her defense.

-In a new IG post, Justin Bieber says he’s celebrating his first Thanksgiving “as a married man.” Meanwhile, his mom posted videos from Hailey Baldwin’s birthday party.

-Meanwhile, Ariana Grande used her Thanksgiving post to pay tribute to the late Mac Miller.

-Here’s a peek at other stars’ Thanksgiving celebrations.

-Look, I don’t believe most of the stuff on CDAN. But that doesn’t mean I don’t devour his Black Friday reveals every year.

Cam’ron is dissing Kanye West in a scathing new track.

-Wow, people are already hinting that Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are getting engaged soon? That’s so fast!

Jada Pinkett Smith says she’s “not mature enough” to divorce Will “because when you have to start going in, breaking up assets, that right there…” Who says romance is dead?!

-Oof. Pirates of the Caribbean screenwriter Terry Rossio may have just tweeted himself out of a career with this vaccine post.

Gina Rodriguez is getting flack for saying that black actresses get paid more than Asian and Latina actresses. This isn’t the first time she’s seemed to step in it when it comes to talking about black women.

Nicole Kidman says hubby Keith Urban wasn’t a fan of her Destroyer character. “The character had to seep out of my pores and I didn’t know how to perform that, so I just had to live it. I was a bit of a nightmare!”

-She also talked about joining Instagram and posting about the giant spider she found by her pool in LA.

-I kind of love that Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are still going strong.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might move away from Will and Kate to set up a home in Windsor instead.

-Have you watched the viral short about a guy counting down the days till xmas that’s making everyone cry today?