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Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Reflect On Their Big Year

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-I’m not quite sure why the Hollywood Reporter opted to do a joint interview with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. She’s promoting Mary Poppins and he’s promoting — the second season of his Amazon show that doesn’t yet have a release date? Maybe? Also, out of all the photos, the cover is my least favourite. (How could they not choose the coat one!?!) Still, they’re pretty damn adorable together. She calls him Kras!

-The best part about Cardi B’s Carpool Karaoke segment is that there were no surprise interruptions by Offset (followed by her flirting with senior citizens).

-Aww man, Penny Marshall passed away at 75. Celebs are tweeting their memories and condolences. Time for a rewatch of A League of Their Own!

-Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels is reportedly sending Pete Davidson to get help following his suicide scare over the weekend.

Oprah has jumped on the Black Panther Oscar campaign. I approve!

Sandra Bullock has no interest in Oscar hosting. Can’t say I blame her.

-Meanwhile, Sandra’s outfits on her Bird Box press tour have been lit.

-According to Nielsen, the Roseanne reboot was the most-watched regularly scheduled TV program in 2018, with an average 19.9 million viewers over its run, followed by Sunday Night Football, Big Bang Theory, NCIS and This Is Us. Society is doomed.

Angelina Jolie penned an op-ed in The Economist, urging global leaders to act on the refugee crisis.

-This is a really interesting (and shade-filled!) look at why Divergent — which was supposed to be the next Hunger Games — flamed out so spectacularly.

-Man, everyone on my Twitter feed is obsessed with this Turkish show. OB.SESS.ED.

Lin Manuel-Miranda and Jimmy Fallon performed holiday parodies of the year’s hits and it was very cute.

-There’s no Doctor Who holiday special this year, so they made up for it with this animated short instead.

-This trailer for Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan‘s new ABC series is delightful!

-Netflix ordered more episodes of Sabrina, so I guess that’s a thing now.

Cate Blanchett stars in the Where’d You Go, Bernadette? trailer. I LOVED that book and this cast is very promising.

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Search for Happiness

Billy Eichner hit the street with Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the whole video is happy-making. Billy’s face when he says “you make Garfield fan art?!” kills me in every way.

Emma Watson shared a photo from the Little Women set and dammit if it didn’t make me a little tingly.

Julie Andrews‘ granddaughter claims she had an affair with Dax Shepard in 2009 — two years after he started dating Kristen Bell. He is disputing how old the photos she released really are, and pointed out that she’s previously sold stories to the tabs about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne and Kid Rock.

Taylor Swift is using facial recognition software to detect stalkers at her concert like she’s in CSI or something, and I effing love this.

-The headline of NYT’s new profileEllen Degeneres Is Not As Nice As You Think” made me think they were diving into some of the blind items about her, but it turns out they’re just being cheeky.

-Meanwhile, I really like this article on how blind items have become more influential during the #MeToo movement and can kick off blockbuster investigations.

Cybil Shepherd says that she once declined Les Moovnes advances — and her show was promptly canceled.

Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan broke up after nearly a year together. This would probably have more impact if I knew they were dating.

Jason Momoa performed a Haka dance at the Aquaman premiere and it was pretty damn glorious.

-Grey, meet Grey. Jennifer Grey is coming to Grey’s Anatomy in a mysterious new role.

Lenny Kravitz says it’s “wonderful” that his daughter ended up working with his ex Nicole Kidman on Big Little Lies. “Zoe hadn’t seen Nicole since she was younger, and so it was beautiful that they got to know each other as adults and make this great show together.”

Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams will reunite for a one-hour drama coming to Apple, joining their massive list of projects with huge stars and no public plan about distribution.

-FX released its annual report about scripted TV, and tallied a record 495 original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series were released in 2018.

-I adore this story about how 10 Things I Hate About You was written largely through snail mail.

-Whoo boy. This thread does not make me want to see Clint Eastwood‘s new movie The Mule anytime soon.

-I wouldn’t be surprised if Marvel didn’t relinquish the reigns of their big action set pieces — female director or not.

Matthias Schoenaerts stars in the trailer for The Mustang as a violent criminal who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs. I’ll watch that guy in anything so why not?

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is an Unstoppable Force

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Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s cover profile in Vanity Fair makes him seem even nicer than you thought — which shouldn’t be possible.

-Royal dramaz! A new report claims that the drama-filled run-up to Meghan Markle‘s wedding, Kate Middleton was left in tears after an argument over Princess Charlotte’s dress.

-I kind of like that Taylor Swift is with someone who refuses to talk about her  in the press. When pressed about her in his GQ profile, Joe Alwyn responded “Someone’s private life is, by definition, private. No one is obliged to share their personal life.” Bad for gossip, but good for her.

-It’s starting to make more and more sense why Kim Cattrall didn’t want to do a third Sex and the City movie — Samantha’s main storyline reportedly revolved around Miranda’s 14-year-old son Brady lusting after her. Also, Mr. Big was supposedly going to die of a heart attack at the beginning of the movie, making it more about Carrie’s grief than the relationship between the four women. All in all, it sounds like she was smart to bow out, even if it turned her into the bad guy in the press.

David Beckham is getting some heat on Instagram for kissing his daughter (because people are the WORST), and Tom Brady has jumped to his defense.

Ariana Grande’s “thank u next” video will pay homage to Mean Girls and I can’t wait!

Adam Levine says he understands women because he has daughters. Oh well, OK THEN!

-I love this piece on Matthew Macfadyen. The fact that the douche on Succession is the same guy who played Mr Darcy still blows my mind.

Jaden Smith says he’s dating Tyler, The Creator. I mean, sometimes I say I’m dating Idris Elba, but that doesn’t make it true.

-Unlike her fellow creators, Ava DuVernay didn’t go the Netflix route. Instead, she’s signed a $100M deal with Warner Bros TV.

-In news that should surprise no one but delight everyone, a To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel is officially in the works.

-Amazon is pulling out the big guns for their Modern Love TV show. The cast includes Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, John Slattery, Catherine Keener, Andy Garcia, and Cristin Milioti.

Ethan Hawke gave a rousing speech at the Gotham Awards. “We are living in a time period where the environment, education, racial equality … they are being criminally disregarded. It’s a real problem. It’s unacceptable.”

-Green Book flopped hard at the box office. I wonder what that will do to its Oscar buzz?

-Yeah ok, I laughed at the red band trailer for What Men Want.