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Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell are Promising Young Women

-Christmas Day is going to be a bonanza of new content. We’ve got Bridgeton on Netflix, Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max and Promising Young Woman on video on demand. (I had no idea that writer-director of PYW is Emerald Fennell, who played Camilla on the most recent season of The Crown.) She and Carey Mulligan cover Variety and talk about making the most audacious, feminist movie of the year.

-Speaking of cover stories, this is a very good one from THR on the career implosion of Johnny Depp, a casualty of Hollywood’s sycophant culture in which his wild spending and substance abuse were rarely challenged. “He’s just never been told no for the past 35 years.” Some of the highlights: despite being fired from Fantastic Beasts after only shooting one scene, he’ll still be paid his full $16-million fee due to him having “a pay-or-play contract, which requires that he be fully compensated whether or not the film is made and even if it is recast,” production on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales had to be shut down for two weeks after Depp reportedly swallowed eight ecstasy pills, and his romantic partners allegedly include former co-stars Angelina Jolie, Marion Cotillard, and Keira Knightley.

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn cover the latest issue of People and talk about their 37-year relationship. “People who have been together for a long time, they experience something that only people who have been together for a long time can talk about and relate to. For people like us, the marriage certificate wasn’t going to create anything that otherwise we wouldn’t have.”

-This is a great piece on how 2020 was the year celebrities lost their shine. “With little else to do, celebrities have been showing their asses at every opportunity. Similarly, as we sit at home with nothing to do, we have been more than willing to hand their asses to them with newfound rigour.” (Dolly Parton is the only celeb I can think of who is ending the year with an even stronger reputation than she started it with.)

-Is EVERYONE going to be in the new Spider-Man movie? Charlie Cox is reportedly reprising his Netflix role as Daredevil in MCU’s Spider-Man 3.

-Disgraced Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz has entered treatment for anxiety, depression, and burnout.

-A True Blood reboot is in the works at HBO. This is weird, mostly because there are SO many buzzy supernatural books out there right now that they could adapt instead. When True Blood was good, it was good but I remember longgggg stretches where it was very, very bad.

Shawn Mendes played Spill Your Guts with James Corden and had to eat blood and pork jelly to avoid picking between who he liked collaborating with more: Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift. He also refused to answer how much he’s been paid for his Armani endorsement, which led to him eating scorpion dusted plantains.

Nicolas Cage enthusiastically gives an etymological lesson on the word “pussy” in the first trailer for Netflix’s History of Swear Words, debuting Jan 5.

Natalie Portman appeared on Dax Shepard’s podcast discussed how “being sexualized as a child took away from my own sexuality because it made me afraid. It made me feel like the way I can be safe is to be like, ‘I’m conservative, and I’m serious, and you should respect me, and I’m smart and don’t look at me that way.'”

-Memoirs continue to be a cash cow for celebs. Amazon Studios is prepping a new docuseries about Jessica Simpson based on her memoir, while Mariah Carey says she’s in talks for a potential movie or TV series based on hers.

-Mariah also gave props to Vulture’s latest article on her pop perfection.

Victoria Beckham gushed about son Brooklyn’s wife-to-be Nicola Peltz in a new interview. “They’re so happy. She’s wonderful, sweet, and kind. She’s such a lovely, warm woman. We couldn’t have asked for Brooklyn to meet a more adorable lady. We’re very, very happy. We love her, he’s so happy.”

Jason Sudeikis talked about how his character on Ted Lasso was inspired by Robin Williams. I didn’t think I was going to like that show, but it ended up as one of my faves of the year.

-The Riverdale season 5 trailer proves the show is still as bonkers as ever.

-A married man is tricked into a murder scheme by a police detective in the trailer for Fatale, starring Michael Ealy and Hilary Swank.

Euphoria’s Hunter Schafer Stuns on Allure

-My god, the Allure cover and photo spread with Hunter Schafer might be my favourite in a long, long time. In the interview, she talks about not always wanting to talk in the press about her transition, and how Euphoria is a “wildly expensive TV show”, with season one reportedly costing about as much to produce as season one of Westworld.

Angelina Jolie’s legal team is asking for the private judge assigned to their divorce case to be disqualified for failing to disclose his business relationship with one of Brad Pitt’s attorneys. Pitt’s team (via Page Six) is spinning it as “a delay tactic“.

-I was really worried when I woke up to see Patton Oswalt tweeting concern about LaKeith Stanfield’s well-being. Despite some disturbing posts the Knives Out actor made on Instagram last night, he seems to be fine.

-In Marie Claire’s new digital issue, Meghan Markle opens up about why she’s voting in Nov: “I know what it’s like to have a voice, and also what it’s like to feel voiceless.”

-Meanwhile, it turns out the royal book Finding Freedom isn’t as juicy as we’d hoped it would be.  We do learn, however, that Harry fell for her when she “happily” peed in the woods during a camping trip.

Alyssa Milano said she was hospitalized for complications due to  COVID-19 in April and that she still has long haul symptoms of the disease months later.

Jessica Mulroney returned to Instagram — obstinately to wish her sons a happy birthday, but that caption is a lot.

-It’s kind of cute that Scandal’s Guillermo Díaz is a Madonna superfan.

-A reboot of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is in the works with Will Smith exec-producing — although the new version will be a drama, not a comedy.

-Because there are no new ideas, Zac Efron will star in the Disney remake of Three Men and a Baby.

-This is an interesting look at how Pharrell Williams is breaking the chains of music’s troubled past by leading Black artists’ fight for equality, equity stakes and the elimination of triggering ‘master and slave’ terminology from music biz contracts.

-In a new interview, Ruby Rose talks about leaving Batwoman after one season, saying “Being the lead of a superhero show is tough. Being the lead in anything is tough.”

-This video of Shia LeBeouf getting tested for Covid getting tested for covid is weirdly endearing. I like how he says his nurse Yesenia’s name repeatedly.

-An episode of black-ish that ABC refused to air two years ago because it was too political is now available on Hulu.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Keira Knightley star in the Misbehaviour trailer.

Brad Pitt Turns Weatherman

Brad Pitt made a 12-second appearance on John Krasinski‘s web show and it’s all anyone can talk about. (Fastforward to the 7-min mark.) The power!

-Meanwhile, Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development fame was spotted riding her bicycle over to Brad Pitt’s gated community on her birthday this weekend. But everyone’s still insisting they’re just friends.

Robert Pattinson and Suki Waterhouse are still going strong and are isolating together.

-In advance of Friday’s hearing against the Associated Newspapers, Meghan Markle‘s lawyers laid out their charges of invasion of privacy and copyright infringement against the Mail on Sunday. Meanwhile, she and Prince Harry sent letters to various British tabloids, making it clear they would no longer deal with them.

Cole Sprouse had a rough weekend. He took to his Instagram Stories to yell at fans who doxxed him and speculated about his relationship status with Kaia Geber.

Eva Mendes explained to an Instagram commenter why she doesn’t post pictures of her life with Ryan Gosling: “Since my children are still so little and don’t understand what posting their image really means, I don’t have their consent. And I won’t post their image until they’re old enough to give me consent. As far as Ryan and I, it just works for us this way, To stay private.”

-Did you miss the One World: Together At Home extravaganza on Saturday night? Here are some of the best performances.

Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman are burying the hatchet on their “feud” for charity. The winner will have them to fly to their house and set up a lemonade stand with them.

-The cast of Chuck reunited on Zoom for a table read of an episode from season 3.

-Speaking of fun Zoom reunions, the cast of That Thing You Do did a rewatch party.

-Stumptown stars Cobie Smulders and Jake Johnson reunited on Instagram, and she sang “Let’s Go to the Mall” from How I Met Your Mother.

-Angel star J. August Richards came out as gay during in an Instagram chat today with Sarah Wayne Callies, his co-star on the new NBC show Council of Dads. “I knew that I could not portray this gay man honestly without letting you all know that I am a gay man myself…and I’ve never done that with the people that I’ve worked with.”

-There are rumours that Marvel is planning a virtual Hall H on the Saturday of Comic-Con to release trailers and really all studios should be doing this.

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani‘s The Lovebirds, which was supposed to premiere in theatres on April 3, just got a Netflix release date instead: May 22.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson opened up about the intense coronavirus symptoms they were dealing with and it sounded horrible.

Oprah‘s TV doctors keep screwing up when it comes to covid-19.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis announced a partnership with Stephen Amell‘s Nocking Point to sell “Quarantine Wine,” with 100% of profits going to four different covid-19 relief charities. I wish when celebrities sat in their mansions and urged fans to buy things/donate to charity, they’d start by telling us how much they’ve donated or what material thing their doing with their wealth to also help. That would make these things so much more palatable. This is PR 101.

Keira Knightley played “Yesterday” on her teeth(!) and it’s surprisingly amazing.

Stanley Tucci making cocktails on Instagram is weirdly hot.

-I don’t know why this old Jesse Eisenberg interview made the rounds on Twitter again this weekend, but I will watch it whenever it crosses my timeline. His “hey, you’re on my time” makes me double take every time, even though I know it’s coming.

-The honest trailer for Cats is honestly delightful.

Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix show, Hollywood, completely reimagines the golden age of Tinseltown and stars Patti LuPone, Jim Parsons, Queen Latifah, Holland Taylor, and Darren Criss.