–Nicolas Cage has reportedly filed for annulment — just four days after the wedding. He says they were intoxicated and he “lacked understanding” about “the full nature and extent of her relationship with another person” nor did she tell him about “the full nature and extent of her criminal history.”
-Has social media killed celebs’ ability to quietly rake in dough with overseas commercials? Tom Hiddleston is getting roasted for his Centrum vitamin ads on Chinese TV.
-Sources tell Us Weekly that Lady Gagasplit from fiancé Christian Carinobecause “He was jealous. He was trying to find her all the time and texted her a lot. Her friends didn’t like him either.”
–Liam Neeson has once again apologizedfor his “impulsive” racial comment: “I missed the point.”
-This is terrible: both members of UK indie band Her’s and their tour manager were killed in car crashduring their US tour.
-Celebs are joining George Clooney’s callto boycott luxury hotel properties owned by the Sultan of Brunei over his country’s anti-gay laws.
–Kevin Harttweetedsupport for Jussie Smollett, and people were NOT having it. It *is* pretty rich coming from someone who joked about beating his son if he were gay, and then wouldn’t apologize for it until forced to.
-According to a new Deadline report, Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway are furious with Serenity’s film distributor after it posted the worst opening weekend numbers of their careers. They agreed to do a press blitz to save the film, but the distributor reportedly didn’t follow through with the accompanying marketing spend. Come to think of it, I don’t ever remember seeing a trailer or ad for it. It just came on my radar when critics started trashing its twist ending.
–Ariana Grande‘s fandom has uncovered so much about her upcoming album by sorting through vague cluesthat if I ever need to be defended in court, I want them to do it.
-Meanwhile, Ariana got a Japanese tattoo on her palm that she thought spelled “7 rings” but actually spells “BBQ grill.” At least she’s laughing about it.
-Newly unsealed documents in Kesha’s ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke show that Lady Gaga stood firm in her support of the singer during a September 2017 deposition. This part where she told off Dr. Luke’s lawyer made me cheer: “Why on earth would this girl tell the entire world that this happened? Why on earth? Do you know what it’s like for survivors? Do you know what it’s like to tell people? Don’t you roll your eyes at me. You should be ashamed of yourself.”
-Universal is the first studio to accept the 4% challengeto hire women directors.
-The set of NCIS: New Orleans continues to be overrun with issues. An exec producer on the show, Adam Targum, has been fired. Sources told Vulture that Targum “bullied” people on set and that the HR department was told that several members of the writing staff had issues with him.
-Millennium studio chief Avi Lerner, who called an exposé accusing director Bryan Singer of raping teens “fake news,” is clarifying his comments. His big defense? He OK’d his original statement without reading it first. Oh, and he says no one in Hollywood has complained about his statement, he’s standing by it, and he’s not convinced about the accusations against Singer. No one’s going to touch this Red Sonja movie with a 10-ft pole.
-In another depressing twist, Singer stands to make $40 million off Bohemian Rhapsody, even though the film’s entire Oscar campaign is built around trying to make everyone forget he is the credited director.
-I really like this casting announcement for Netflix’s You. She was great in The Haunting of Hill House.
-Journalist Jim DeRogatis and filmmaker Dream Hampton opened up about their lonely, often dangerous pursuit of the R. Kelly story.
-This is cool — in honour of Black History Month, Marvel is re-releasing Black Panther in 250 theatres for a week and giving away the tickets for free.
-The Hollywood Reporter’s actress roundtable features Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Kathryn Hahn, Nicole Kidman, Regina King and Rachel Weisz. They talk about the times they wished they had spoken up more on set, and why it’s important to speak openly about pay and treatment. Said Kidman: “Working with younger actresses, I say, ‘Ask me anything and I’ll answer. Ask me anything financially. If you need advice, just ask. I can only tell you what I advise and you might take it or leave it. But it’s nice to have access to information.'”
-Similarly in an interview from Sundance, Michelle Williams remembers how an older actress flagged inappropriate actions on set she was younger, and now she wants to do the same. “It’s up to me to protect these women, girls who are younger than I am. And teach them how to protect themselves.”
–Patton Oswalt responded to an online attacker by donating moneyto the troll’s GoFundMe page and it all ended very sweetly.
–Matthew McConaughey ranked his best and worst rom coms and he chose How To Lose a Guy as his fave because he still gets residuals from it: “there’s always a great little check that shows up in the mail.”
-As if I wasn’t already excited for the next season of Fleabag, Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shawwill appear.