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Chris Pratt Is Engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger

-Is anyone at all surprised by Chris Pratt’s engagement news? They’ve been subtly planting the seeds in the press for a while (pretty much shortly after they met at Justin Bieber‘s Zoe Church in L.A. ) Also, that photo he chose is so deeply unflattering.

-The Critics’ Choice Awards were last night, and I liked what some people wore there better than what they wore to the Golden Globes (Constance Wu, Charlize Theron, Sandra Oh), while I am very confused why some people (Julie Roberts, Amy Adams) basically did a repeat of what they wore last weekend.

-Also last night: Rami Malek finally got his moment with Nicole Kidman.

-The Critics’ Choice Awards handing Roma the big prize is upping its buzz. I’m still not a huge fan (it’s clearly a technical masterpiece but it also left me cold), but Guillermo del Toro’s Twitter thread on why he loves it is very persuasive.

Meghan Markle reportedly told some children at today’s event that her due date is in April, and they’re not going to find out the gender beforehand.

Kylie Jenner has been beaten by a picture of an egg for the most-liked Instagram post ever. 2019 is already wild, y’all.

-Winter is coming — in the middle of April. HBO released a longer teaser and announced that Game of Thrones’ final season will premiere April 14.

-Speaking of HBO, last night’s True Detective premiere did way better in the ratings than I assumed it would.

-I loved that Kayleigh Donaldson’s Twitter thread outed an Instagram “influencer’s” scam conference and got the remaining dates shut down. (Donaldson hosts a really good industry podcast called The Hollywood Read if you’re looking for something interesting to stick in your ear holes.)

-Speaking of industry rumbling, the Academy is now fighting with its largest branch — SAG-AFTRA, who is calling out the Oscars for trying to prevent talent from presenting at other award shows using “intimidation.” Remember last year when the Academy added all those young, diverse voters and we had such hope? Between this and the hosting debacle, what happened?

Brad Pitt is hitting the Oscar trail for If Beale Street Could Talk (which I finally saw and LOVED). His Plan B production company is on quite a streak.

Miley Cyrusbirthday post to Liam Hemsworth is incredibly sweet. It’s weird how much I’m rooting for these two.

-Huh, all those blind items might be onto something. Tidal is under investigation in Norway over “fake streams.”

Travis Scott say he agreed to perform at the Super Bowl with Maroon 5 on the condition the NFL would make a $500,000 donation to his charity of choice (but people don’t seem impressed).

-It turns out that if you want to interest me in a Perry Mason reboot, putting it on HBO and casting Matthew Rhys is the lead pretty much does it.

-I love that Mindy Kaling retweeted this amazing thread of Kelly Kapoor as Pride & Prejudice characters.

-Speaking of great Twitter threads, I’m late to the game but last week HBO gave out Sopranos-inspired nicknames to any celeb/verified who asked for one, and it was amazing.

Tom Hardy and his wife Charlotte Riley have had a baby boy –– but despite reports they didn’t name him after Forrest Gump. Whew!

Ryan Coogler sounds awesome. Women who worked with him on the set of Black Panther said he created an environment where they could “cut past any of the normal bureaucracy of male dominance.”

-There is a new movie coming out starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn and I have never nope’d anything harder.

-In the Little Woods trailer, Tessa Thompson must return to the dangerous life she thought she’d left behind.

Anne Hathaway Says Instagram Helps Her “Calm Down”

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Anne Hathaway covers the latest issue of Town & Country, in which she reveals that she may be the first person in the world to be calmed down by social media.

-The Surviving R Kelly showrunner said she was waiting for a reckoning and it might finally be here. TMZ reported that the Fulton County DA’s office has opened a criminal investigation into R. Kelly “as a direct result” of what was in the Lifetime docu-series. Plus, there’s a warrant out for his manager’s arrest for “threats” to the singer’s accusers dating back to July 2018.

Mahershala Ali, who doesn’t drink, says Bill Murray poured tequila on his head at the Golden Globes. He’s much more pleasant about it than I would be.

Meghan Markle isn’t difficult; she just has a North American work ethic.

-I finally saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and it was as good as everyone said. Brian Tyree Henry was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and talked about how his family missed his big scene because they went to get chicken tenders.

Gordon Ramsay is facing backlash after an old interview with Sofia Vergara resurfaced. While the Modern Family star is being interviewed by host Jay Leno, Ramsay consistently interrupts, makes jokes about Vergara, and at one point touches her leg.

-This timeline of Ruth Wilson’s abrupt exit from The Affair is fascinating, but I still don’t get what happened.

-Can you imagine going to Target and seeing Beyonce there? I’d die.

-The guy who plays Chidi on The Good Place is so surprisingly hot.

Winona Ryder calls Keanu Reeves “husband” when she talks to him and I’m here for it.

Jimmy Kimmel is employing federal workers during the shutdown, starting with putting a prison worker on a trampoline.

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine is returning and critics say the NBC version “is just as goofy, warm, fast-moving” as it was on Fox.

-Also returning this week is You’re The Worst, which is reportedly much improved from last season.

Ethan Hawke moonwalked his way onto The Late Show.

Ryan Gosling wants consumers to make informed choices about the materials from Congo used to build things like smartphones.

-Speaking of Gosling, THR did a story on club promoters in the early 2000s, and this photo of him with Britney and Justin is amazing.

Pamela Adlon talked making the new season of Better Things without Louis C.K.  “All of a sudden, he’s gone, my show is dangling from a precipice. It was so huge. And it was so devastating…I’ve never been in a writers’ room, let alone run a writers’ room. Sitting down, meeting writers, reading their stuff—how do you do this? Is this person going to get along with this person? It’s like making a table at a f*cking Bar Mitzvah.”

-The GoT prequel has rounded out its main cast. Hey, it’s the dude from Reign!

-Paradise Hotel is returning to Fox. That show’s first season remains one of the wildest, most entertaining things to ever air.

-A much younger Agent Coulson is back in the new Captain Marvel trailer.

Jason Momoa Scores Major Points with His Mom, Thanks to Julia Roberts

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Jason Momoa took his mom to meet Julia Roberts and it really was the cutest thing.

Offset crashing Cardi B’s set at this weekend’s Rolling Loud Festival (where she was the first woman to ever headline) to apologize and beg her to take him back really pissed me off. He sabotaged her set and festival organizers should have never allowed it.

-Meanwhile, Cardi B will be on tonight’s Carpool Karaoke.

Meghan Markle‘s mother will likely not be spending Christmas with her daughter, despite relocating to the UK. It’s apparently very unusual for non-royal family members to be invited to the festivities.

Emily VanCamp and Josh Bowman, who costarred together on Revenge, got married this weekend. I love when shomances last way longer than the show itself.

-Congrats to Flash star Grant Gustin who married physical therapist LA Thoma this weekend. No word on any Flash costars attending, but guests included Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist, Broadway stars Max Chucker, Adam Kaplan, Leela Rothenberg and Daveed Diggs, and model RenĂ©e Mittelstaedt.

-CBS announced its former head Les Moonves misled the network about those misconduct allegations. He will be fired for cause and will NOT receive a $120 million severance. The statement from the board also said “investigators concluded that harassment and retaliation are not pervasive at CBS.” Um, what?!

-Speaking of harassment at CBS, after it came to light that the network paid Eliza Dushku a $9.5M settlement based on her interactions with Bull star Michael Weatherly, some of his female costars have jumped to his defense which is just…sigh.

-Orange Is The New Black’s Yael Stone has come forward to accuse Geoffrey Rush, who she costarred with in a play, of sexual harassment — and because of the libel laws in her native Australia, she’s put herself at great risk. She says he danced naked in front of her in their dressing room, sent explicit texts, and held a mirror above her shower curtain to watch her. (While multiple people from the play corroborate her allegations in the report, Rush insists the claims “are incorrect and in some instances have been taken completely out of context.”)

-When asked if the #MeToo movement was difficult, Idris Elba replied “only if you’re a man with something to hide.” Bless him.

Frankie Shaw, the female creator of SMILF, is currently under investigation after several cast and crew members came forward with misconduct complaints, including inappropriate handling of sex scenes and separating writers by race.

-Some guy turned AvengersEndgame.com into an advertisement for Deadpool — and Ryan Reynolds sent him a gift.

-A Daredevil actress says Marvel reps were ‘stunned’ over Netflix’s cancellation of the show. But clearly this is less on Netflix and more about Marvel/Disney’s greater plans, no?

-This John Oliver segment on Brexit didn’t air in the UK because of a weird ban they have on using footage of Parliment.

-Aquaman hasn’t opened here yet, but it’s already killing it overseas.

-Meanwhile, The Mortal Engines bombed hard at the box office — and could end up losing Universal upwards of $100M.

-Is Bumblebee this year’s Shape of Water? Suddenly I’m interested!

-Everyone got really worried about Pete Davidson this weekend following a disturbing post he made on Instagram. Here’s hoping he’s ok and gets whatever help he needs.

Paul McCartney and Emma Stone star a new short that takes aim at bullying.

John Goodman and Vera Farmiga star in the Captive State trailer about a Chicago neighborhood that’s taken over by extra-terrestrial.