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Katy Perry, Lorde and More Reflect on the Power of Women

Katy Perry wears a white dress on the cover of Variety

-Variety published their Power of Women issue, featuring 5 honorees: Katy Perry, Amanda Gorman, Lorde, Warner Bros TV’s Channing Dungey and Rita Moreno. (The latter’s interview is by far the most amusing.)

-Big win for Britney Spears today in court: her dad was immediately suspended as conservator. Jamie Spears‘ lawyers wanted him to be terminated  but Britney’s lawyers pushed for a suspension instead, saying a termination would mean he’d still get a settlement and wouldn’t be forced to turn over paperwork about how he ran the estate for 13 years.

Jennifer Garner proves you can just be quietly dating a dude since 2018 and keep it out of the spotlight.

-Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus announced he’s cancer-free after months of chemotherapy. “Still have to get scanned every six month and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed.”

Jesse Palmer will replace Chris Harrison as The Bachelor’s host.

Brad Pitt is joining his buddy George Clooney in shilling for a European coffee brand.

-The Grey’s Anatomy stories keep coming out — and this one is from Ellen Pompeo herself. She recalled on a podcast the time she got into it with Denzel Washington when he was directing an episode and she said an improvised line of dialogue in a scene with Patrick Dempsey. “I was like, ‘Look at me when you apologize. Look at me.’ And that wasn’t in the dialogue. And Denzel went ham on my ass. He was like, ‘I’m the director. Don’t you tell him what to do.’ I was like, ‘Listen, motherf–ker, this is my show. This is my set. Who are you telling? Like you barely know where the bathroom is.'”  Grey’s being “her set” seems to be a common theme in all these stories.

Eminem is opening an Italian restaurant — and of course it’s called Mom’s Spaghetti.

The Weeknd is trying his hand at acting/TV writing. He co-created HBO’s upcoming drama The Idol  with Euphoria’s Sam Levinson, and he’ll also star in it alongside Lily Rose-Depp.

Kanye West’s Gap hoodie dropped this morning. I hate that I like it.

-Speaking of celeb fashion lines, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have launched a children’s capsule for The Row and I’m trying to figure out how much of these I could fit into…

-Now that she’s out of jail, Lori Loughlin will reprise her role on When Hope Calls as a guest star.

-Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter and Adam Granduciel have reportedly split after 7 years together.

-Everything I’ve heard of Titane makes me certain I never, ever want to see it, but good on director Julia Ducournau for breaking through the noise with a truly unique body horror.

-I finished Netflix’s Midnight Mass last night and I found it a mixed bag (the performances were incredibly strong; Mike Flanagan‘s signature overly long monologues were incredibly annoying), but Rahul Kohli was a big highlight. Not only does he give the best monologue of the season, but he remains a delight on Twitter.

-Speaking of new Netflix shows, I don’t know how Squid Game suddenly became the thing every single person on the planet seems to be talking about.

-In the trailer for his new Hulu show The Next Thing You EatDavid Chang looks at how food is changing, from lab-grown fish to recreated dinosaur burgers.

Joanna Hogg, Honor Swinton Byrne and Tilda Swinton reunite in the trailer for The Souvenir Part II.

-Here’s a new trailer for the final season of Insecure.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Heat Up the Holidays

Rihanna brought A$AP Rocky home for the holidays.

-If you were online at all over the last few days, you’ve probably caught up with the Hilaria Baldwin drama, in which it was revealed that Alec Baldwin‘s wife was actually born in Massachusetts and has faked a Spanish accent for years. This is my favourite kind of end-of-year scandal: a harmless saga featuring random celebrity cameos (hello, Amy Schumer) and a couple who keeps digging a deeper hole after getting caught up in their own lies.

Constance Wu welcomed her first child with her boyfriend, musician Ryan Kattner — and they did it 6 months ago and managed to keep it under wraps.

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund also had their first child, a boy named Rhodes.

Nick Cannon and his girlfriend, Brittany Bell, also welcomed their second child together over the holidays.

-Personally, I adored Bridgerton on Netflix, even if it’s not without its flaws (the showrunner insists it’s not just colour-blind casting but the show barely engages with race at all). Also, a lot of people’s favourite book is the one focused on Penelope (which I haven’t got to yet), but the reveal at the end of this season makes me wonder how much the audience will still be rooting for her when it’s time for her love story. In any case, if the show follows the books the next season should focus on Anthony and his new love interest, who’s the best character. Like, so good she makes him tolerable.

-We can’t talk about Bridgerton without talking about THE SCENE. Perhaps because I just read the book I was expecting it, but I was surprised at how vocal the reaction to it was. The scene in the book is even *more* problematic but it does a better job with Simon’s POV in the aftermath than the show does. In the book, he more clearly resists, his reaction stutter is worse, it explores his feelings of betrayal more deeply, she’s way more repentant, and he physically separates from her until he can sort out his feelings. Still, I can’t help but wonder why the show didn’t just drop that scene altogether, or at the very least focus more on Simon’s reaction than Daphne’s.

-Speaking of dubious sex scenes in this week’s pop culture, this is a very, very good piece on both Wonder Woman 1984 and Bridgerton’s missteps when it comes to the lack of male consent.

-Speaking of WW84, this review nails it. I still can’t believe that they made Wonder Woman a secondary character in her own sequel, and that her main storyline was about how she’s spent the past 70 years pining (ha!) for a guy she once spent a week with.

-There are too many Batman movies coming. Way, way too many.

-In movie news that actually sounds good, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum will star in The Lost City of D; she as a romance novelist and he as a romance novel model. Together they’ll be entangled in a “cutthroat jungle adventure.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released a holiday podcast special on Spotify. They had Stacey Abrams as a guest and she talked about #BlackLivesMatter and the importance of voting which helped turn Georgia blue.

Halsey is taking a social media break after apologizing for sharing a photo depicting her eating disorder without adding a trigger warning.

-Netflix is introducing a new weekly chat show about its trending shows. I wonder how this is going to work, seeing as you can’t really have aftershows for series when all your audience is at different stages of their binge?

-Speaking of Netflix shows, the cheerleading drama Dare Me debuts today and critics love it.

-The new trailer for the CW’s Superman & Lois set a familial tone. Ugh, don’t let me get sucked into another CW superhero show.

Michael B. Jordan will make his directorial debut with the upcoming third installment of the Creed franchise.

Lori Loughlin has been released from prison after her 2-month sentence following her college bribery scam.

Justin Bieber‘s (or Justin Bieber’s PR firm’s) response to his wife on social media is very funny.

Variety apologized to Carey Mulligan for its “insensitive language and insinuation” after she says its review of Promising Young Woman was “basically saying that I wasn’t hot enough” for the role.

-Speaking of Variety, they had a deep dive into Shia LaBeouf’s career that seems to have gotten overlooked in the holiday rush. It includes a couple of interesting tidbits, like how Harry Styles replaced him in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming film Don’t Worry Darling because Wilde has a “zero asshole policy” on her sets.

Mads Mikkelsen is the best storyteller.

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and Jermaine Fowler star in the Coming To America 2 trailer, coming to Amazon Prime in March.

Sienna Miller Goes Deep on Pay Disparity


-In her new Porter cover story, Sienna Miller gives explicit examples of movies in which she felt she was underpaid. For 21 Bridges, she says she asked for more because “as the woman, you’re lent on so heavily for promotion in a way that men often aren’t. What you wear on a red carpet; how much press you have to do… They are going to get their money’s worth.” She’d learned that lesson on American Sniper, when she went on the regional publicity tour because co-star Bradley Cooper was appearing in The Elephant Man on Broadway, even though she was “alarmingly underpaid.”

Britney Spears posted a video saying that she’s “fine” and “the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.” No one believes her.

Miley Cyrus wants everyone to stop talking about Kendall Jenner’s awful maskless birthday party and instead go to the polls and vote. It seems like there’s long lineups at the polls today, so I have faith her fans can multitask.

John Oliver got misty talking about his first time voting in the U.S.

Lori Loughlin has “quietly” gone to prison, and hopes to emerge for Christmas.

-Here’s a very blurry photo of Scarlett Johansson’s wedding ring, if anyone cares.

-Royal sources are now rushing to downplay the seriousness of Prince Williams’ covid case, probably because he was actively doing photo ops in the public when he was rumoured to be sick.

-You know, I would have never guessed the celebrity that kept everyone sane and amused these past few weeks would end up being Mandy Patinkin, but here we are.

-If you watched Emily In Paris and then felt really bad about wasting your time, these short YouTube videos of Alice In Paris should cleanse your palette.

-I’m intrigued by how the foursome in One Night In Miami are submitting for Oscars. I would have thought Leslie Odom Jr. would be leading actor instead of supporting. The fact that Netflix is cramming the entire cast of The Trial of the Chicago 7 into the supporting category makes me worried about his chances.

Hilarie Burton will star along husband Jeffrey Morgan on The Walking Dead, playing his dead wife. I expect this kind of casting will continue during covid. If a character needs a love interest, using the actor’s real-life partner lets the show shoot a lot more normally than if it’s anyone else.

Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot paid tribute to the crew of their new Netflix movie Red Notice, which just wrapped production. Posted Reynolds: “I can’t emphasize their grit enough. Over 300 souls living in a sequestered bubble to make this a reality. They went to work under the most intense circumstances every day.”

-This segment from last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers where John Mulaney asks Seth Meyers a bunch of questions was cut, but it’s pretty delightful.

-A young gay boy comes of age in in 1970s Sri Lanka in the trailer for Deepa Mehta’s latest, Funny Boy.