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Megan Fox Stars in Machine Gun Kelly’s Video

Megan Fox ramps up rumours that she’s dating Machine Gun Kelly by cozying up to him in his new music video.

Zack Snyder will release his cut of Justice League on HBO Max — but not until next year. The news also confirms that the Snyder cut didn’t actually exist; they’re going to have to spend $20+ million on post-production. Which is HILARIOUS.

-The Ruby Rose/Batwoman saga continues to unfold. A source tells TV Line her quitting the show “wasn’t 100-percent her decision. It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.” Rob Salem, who used to be the TV critic for the Toronto Star, has an even more pointed take, tweeting: “Apparently, she was actually fired. Rumor has it she was generally loathed on set. “Sociopathic narcissist” was the phrase being bandied about. They put a happy face on it, but from what I hear, nobody will be sorry to see her go.”

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz is already publicly petitioning for the role. Even though she’s played another character in the Arrowverse, I’d love for Bex Taylor-Klaus to have a shot.

-Meanwhile, The Flash cast did a Stars In the House Zoom reunion for charity last night, which is lovely but they did it at 8pm ET — their old timeslot and at the exact same time Stargirl was debuting on their network. The CW is filled with messiness, y’all.

-The Smash cast will reunite tonight to perform Bombshell in concert. The more that these cast reunions for charity take place every day, the more untenable the upcoming Friends reunion seems. Getting paid $3 million each to do what casts are now doing all the time for free to support good causes is an increasingly bad look.

Ryan Seacrest has blamed exhaustion and returned to work after this clip made people think he was having a stroke during American Idol.

-Amazing human being Sia confirmed she adopted two teenage sons who were aging out of foster care system.

Lorde says she’s been recording new music with Jack Antonoff and “the work is so fucking good, my friend.”

-This thread about the types of songs in Disney animated movies is kind of incredible.

-British Vogue got Kate Moss to demonstrate cooking a roast chicken (clearly shot pre-pandemic). Her comment at the end slays: “What happened to just being able to do a cover and not having to do any of this?”

-The world does not deserve Taika Waititi.

-I love this article on how it would be awesome if Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat are actually dating: “Yes, Shawkat is young and beautiful, but she isn’t exactly the type of woman we’ve come to expect in the arms of aging actors in the midst of their midlife crises. She’s in her 30s; she’s Iraqi American; she’s not tall or ultra-skinny or blonde; she’s queer; she’s cool.”

-Spotify has fought against paying musicians what they deserve for years, but they ponied up $100 million for an exclusivity deal for Joe Rogan‘s podcast.

Alison Roman is “on temporary leave” as a food columnist for the New York Times after she made judgmental comments about fellow lifestyle influencers Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo. Teigen is not happy with the news, saying “it just sucks in every way.”

Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, and more celebs are handing over their social profiles to COVID-19 experts, which I love.

-This is a really extensive, interesting look at the costly efforts to restart film and TV production, including safety precautions, scheduling delays, extra VFX, and much more. Not only are the sky-high costs going to get higher, expect to see fewer location shoots, less guest stars and less crowd scenes with background extras. Zoe Kravitz also raises a good point about how COVID-19 will affect hair, makeup and wardrobe processes on a big film like Batman: “You have people just touching your face, touching your body all day long. I need help getting into the catsuit. I can’t do it on my own. I was probably touched more than any job, just because of the clothes and the combat and all of that.”

Clay is struggling to keep it together in the trailer for the final season of 13 Reasons Why.

Lupita Nyong’o Covers Vogue

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-I was not expecting Lupita Nyong’o to land the January cover of Vogue, but I’m not complaining!

Nicole Kidman is me that one time my mom was sick and I had to make the entire Christmas dinner on my own.

-I love how the internet is obsessed with the Netflix movie A Christmas Prince. I didn’t like it and yet will probably watch it at least twice again before Christmas.

Sufjan Stevens’s musical tribute to Tonya Harding didn’t make the cut for the movie, but it’s still beautiful.

Fergie is talking about her past addiction to crystal meth.

-I really like Jane the Virgin’s Justin Baldoni. He’s super earnest and that usually bugs me, but for some reason it looks on him. Here’s a part of his TED Talk on supporting women.

-This NYT profile on Gabrielle Union is excellent, and she brings up a very valid point. “I think the floodgates have opened for white women. I don’t think it’s a coincidence whose pain has been taken seriously. Whose pain we have showed historically and continued to show. Whose pain is tolerable and whose pain is intolerable.” This video is incredibly powerful.

-It must suck to be Kate Winslet on this press junket, where she can’t help but answer questions about the film’s director, Woody Allen. Still, she’s got to be able to do better than this.

-Meanwhile, Dylan Farrow asks the tough question: Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?

-Great take on how Al Franken isn’t being denied due process. None of these famous men are.

-Read the room before making jokes like thisRussell Crowe.

JK Rowling gave an incredibly mealy-mouthed statement about Johnny Depp being cast as Grindelwald. It was incredibly disappointing.

-Can Lorde predict the future?

-No surprise here: there’s a big shakeup coming at DC after the Justice League failure.

Kristen Wiig hilariously butchered “Hallelujah” on James Corden‘s show last night.

-I didn’t think I had room in my life for another CW show, but this trailer for Black Lightning is doing it for me.

 

Kim Kardashian Channels Jackie Kennedy Onassis

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Kim Kardashian‘s Interview cover is so weird — and not just because she’s posing as a First Lady. Why does she look so dead-eyed? Why is her eyeline different than her kid’s? Why is her kid even there?

-Oof, Taylor Swift’“Look What You Made Me Do” video, which premiered last night at the VMAs, is so, so  bad. I didn’t mind most of it (yes, she’s borrowing from a lot of different people, including Beyonce, but at least it’s pretty). But then came the last 10 seconds. Are you kidding me? That’s not meta-commentary; that’s just commentary. That’s not subtext; it’s just text. There’s nothing sly or coy or clever about just parroting what people say about you. Why is she so scared to go full villain?

-Another low point of the VMAs was Lorde‘s performance. I love that little weirdo and I think her new album is one of the best of the year, but what was that? If she was too sick to sing than she shouldn’t have performed.

-At least Pink‘s performance and speech were great.

-I really like this thread about how Game of Thrones screwed up Dany/Jon. I can’t really get behind them because of all the icky ancestry stuff, but the fact that the build up was so mishandled that we didn’t even get first kiss scene is pretty telling.

Ed Skrein just dropped out of the Hellboy reboot following its whitewashing controversy, and his statement about it is amazing.  I hope he gets a ton of publicity (and subsequent job offers) for doing what major stars like Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gylenhaal,Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Stone would not.

Russell Brand (remember him?) got married again.

-OITNB’s Jenji Kohan talks about all the sexism she faced in TV writers rooms and it’s pretty horrific.

-Paramount Network (is that a thing?) just unveiled the first Heathers promo, proving that very few actors can pull off classic lines like “f*** me gently with a chainsaw.”

-SNL’s Taran Killam tries to murder Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Killing Gunther trailer.

Liam Neeson puts a ruthless spin on Deep Throat in the new Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House trailer.