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Meghan Markle Chats with “Auntie Ellen”

Meghan Markle went all in on her Ellen appearance. She was the episode’s only guest and spent the hour pranking people by doing squats and drinking from a baby bottle, talking about her kids’ Halloween costumes (“Archie was a dinosaur for like 5 minutes” and Lilibet “was a little skunk like Flower from Bambi”) and using the platform to advocate for paid family leave (“As a mom of two I will do everything that I can to make sure we can implement that for people”).

Tom Holland’s GQ profile makes me kind of sad. He just sounds so tired.

Pete Davidson spent his birthday with Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner and they all wore matching outfits so that’s happening.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello have split. They both posted the same statement on IG stories: “We’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever.” So I guess that blind about her on a plane talking about a breakup was legit.

-Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed at a popular local cookie shop in Memphis, according to police.

-This is a great piece on Taylor Swift and why her most powerful weapon will always be how she plays with our knowledge of her past and her life as a text.

-She released the sad girl autumn version of “All Two Well” that she recorded at the Long Pond Studios. She’s smart to release all her singles before Adele drops her album tomorrow and dominates the charts.

-Here’s the trailer for season two of Emily In Paris. God, season one feels like a fever dream.

-Roku released a new trailer for Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas.

-The Wheel of Time reviews are not great. THR calls it “dangerously close to a parody of the genre at its most formulaic,” the Washington Post says it “wildly miscalculates what made its predecessor [Game of Thrones] so watchable” and Variety says “The result is a show that may well please Jordan’s core fandom from the first but which makes for a frustrating watch for viewers who care less about whether “The Wheel of Time” outdoes “Game of Thrones” for spectacle than about whether the show they’re watching is coherent and well-crafted on its own terms.”

-This is a lovely profile on Jamie Dornan, who says he would love to play a superhero, is studying Robert Pattinson’s career, and wishes his dad could have seen Belfast.

-Is there a chance Letitia Wright will get recast in Black Panther after her alleged anti-v*x status keeps creating potential shooting delays?

-Ghostbusters Afterlife is a weird one. Critics are getting pressed by how many fan service-y elements refer to the original, but personally I thought that it had little to do with its roots beyond surface-level nods. The first Ghostbusters was a raunchy comedy about a bunch of dirtbags who end up saving the world; this one feels like an 80s Spielberg movie with a bunch of heartwarming kids. I liked it well enough; it just didn’t feel like a Ghostbuster movie.

Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Coon stars in the trailer for The Gilded Age, from the creator of Downton Abbey. It was originally picked up for NBC and is now airing on HBO, which is quite the change.

-Here’s a a teaser for Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up, which Jennifer Lawrence then explained to Vanity Fair.

Lily James and Sebastian Stan‘s epic transformations are finally unveiled in Hulu’s first Pam & Tommy trailer.

Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson and Maluma star in the trailer for Marry Me. This looks awful but marriage of convenience is one of my favourite tropes, followed closely by a normie falling for a celeb, so *shrug*.

 

Lady Gaga Mines Her Pain

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-In her THR cover story, Lady Gaga talks about how she channeled her own trauma and nearly came undone while shooting House of Gucci. All of her quotes about staying in character during the shoot are so over the top and this whole promo tour is going to be wild. “My mother and father met me as Patrizia a couple times. And they were mostly laughing because my family gets a kick out of my love of artistry. … There’s a downside to committing yourself to a role in that way because it’s an adjustment for everybody around you. Suddenly, you’re not talking to Stefani anymore with an accent. You’re talking to Patrizia Gucci.”

Adam Driver says he and Lady Gaga improvised feral noises of their House of Gucci sex scene: ‘We were feeling it!’

Britney Spears posted a video celebrating her new freedoms, and it starkly underscores how restricted her life was. “Being able to have the keys to my car…and owning an ATM card and accessing cash for the first time, being able to buy candles — it’s the little things for us women but it makes a huge difference.”

-After starring in Taylor Swift‘s new video, Miles Teller took to Twitter to say, “Hey guys, I don’t usually feel the need to address rumors on here but I am vaccinated and have been for a while.” (In September, both the Daily Mail and The Hollywood Reporter reported delays on The Offer, a TV series featuring Teller about the making of The Godfather, because the actor reportedly refused to get vaccinated against COVID.)

-In the wake of Taylor‘s new songs, her fans are going after John Mayer.

Rockmond Dunbar has left Fox’s 911 over the show’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. He said in a statement, “I applied for religious and medical accommodations pursuant to the law and unfortunately was denied by my employer.”

Meghan Markle was on The Ellen Show (which was an odd choice, no?). It will air tomorrow but they showed a cute clip of her talking about going to auditions with her busted car.

Olivia Munn says there’s lots of incorrect speculation surrounding her relationship with John Mulaney. She told the LA Times it’s “definitely not foreign for me to have people speculate incorrectly about things and to have rumors run rampant in one way. They think they know our relationship so well. When in reality, they don’t. There’s no way anyone could know what any of his relationships were or what our relationship is.”

Elle Fanning is fans with Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend, and she says they all fangirled when they were at the same party with the cast of Squid Game. “It was interesting because Leo was kind of around there, and Cami and I were freaking out, and he was like, ‘Guys, act cool. Relax.’ And then we were like, ‘It’s Squid Game!’ And he was like, ‘It is?! Where?!’ So he was excited too.”

-Are we having fun yet?!? A Party Down revival has been ordered at Starz with multiple original cast members returning, including Adam Scott, Jane Lynch, Ken Marino, Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen and Megan Mullally. I’m bummed that Lizzy Caplan seems out because of scheduling issues.

-The Harry Potter cast is set to reunite for the 20th anniversary on a HBO Max special — and J.K. Rowling won’t be included.

Jennifer Coolidge is joining Ryan Murphy‘s upcoming series about a couple being stalked.

-Both of the IATSE contracts have been ratified. But when it comes to the big Hollywood agreement it only passed because of the electoral college-style voting system. Popular vote was 49.6% yes to 50.4% no.

-The reviews of Adele‘s new album 30 are calling it her best.

Channing Tatum is put in charge of an angry service dog in the first trailer for his buddy trip movie, which is unimaginatively titled Dog.

Kirsten Dunst says the disparity between her Spider-Man salary and Tobey Maguire’s was “very extreme.” “I didn’t even think about it. I was just like, ‘Oh yeah, Tobey is playing Spider-Man.’ But you know who was on the cover of the second Spider-Man poster? Spider-Man and ME.”

-In the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer, Peter and Dr. Strange botch a spell to make everyone forget Spider-Man’s real identity, which leads to visitors from every universe, including Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Alfred Molina‘s Dr. Octopus, the Sandman from Spider-Man 3 and the Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man. (This is a good post laying out all the ways this movie could go.)

Alicia Keys Shines on Marie Claire

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Alicia Keys appears on the cover of Marie Claire and talks about struggling during the pandemic (“Everybody was like, ‘Are you just so creative because you have all this time in the house?’ I was like, ‘No, actually. I do not feel like that at all.’ I didn’t even know how to work. What was I supposed to work on? Where was I supposed to work? And when? It was so much of making sure everything was organized and the kids were good”), being an art collector (“Every room in this house has a beautiful Black face. When my kids walk in this house, they look on these walls they see their beautiful Blackness and it is normal. That does give you a certain sense of validation or belonging”), and creating a new beauty brand (“It’s about this idea of nurturing your soul and honoring yourself and starting to create rituals and opportunities for you to connect with yourself”).

Aaron Sorkin is defending Being The Ricardos since its backlash over casting, and he’s comin’ in hot! He tells THR: “I want to tell you my opinion on this and I stand by it, which is this: Spanish and Cuban aren’t actable, OK? They’re not actable. By the way, neither are straight and gay. Because I know there’s a small movement underway that only gay actors should play gay characters. Gay and straight aren’t actable. You could act being attracted to someone, but most nouns aren’t actable.”

Adele says she’s grateful that she became friends with her neighbors Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lawrence. “They humanized me because I had avoided talking to anyone that was ever famous in any capacity, because I was like, ‘Well, I’m not famous.’ I’m very British like that.”

Matthew McConaughey is clarifying that he did not say he’s against vaccinating kids, posting on Instagram: “When asked my opinion on the subject of children and vaccination mandates I stated, ‘I couldn’t mandate it for kids just yet.’ What was not clear is that I was referring specifically to the 5-11 year old mandate. What is NOT true, and insinuated with the clickbait headlines since, is that I am against vaccinating children at all. This is false. In fact, our eldest 13-year-old son Levi is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.”

Andrew Garfield says he suggested making Peter Parker bisexual, but Sony was all “nah.”

-While appearing on Colbert’s show, Aubrey Plaza dressed like a witch and offered her thoughts on her past costars. She said Kristen Stewart “smells like cinnamon and gasoline,” Molly Shannon is “one of the most legendary living con artists alive today” and credits herself for Michael Caine‘s retirement announcement “Once you experience the best you got to wrap it up.”

-Oh god. A ninth Astroworld victim, 22-year-old Bharti Shahani, has died.

-Meanwhile, there are reports that Travis Scott attended a Dave & Buster’s party immediately after Astroworld, and Drake went to a strip club the following night. There are also lots of questions being raised about Scott’s partnership with BetterHelp following the tragedy.

Carrie Underwood doesn’t appreciate jokes about Aaron Rodgers‘ vaccination status. Shocker.

-I have no interest in paying for Twitter Blue, but if I did, it would only be because they used Meg Stalter to promote it.

Lizzy Caplan needs to be a bigger star. I’m not sure if this Paramount+ remake of Fatal Attraction is going to do it, but I’m rooting for her.

-While promoting Licorice Pizza, director Paul Thomas Anderson reflected on the theatre industry and cemented my love for him. “I’m not going to lie — there’s been a couple of moments where I thought the sky was falling. The theatrical exhibition industry had a much-needed and long-coming kick in the pants, didn’t it? They built 25-plexes and 30-plexes and all that kind of stuff, and it got bigger and bigger and shittier, and you know what, you’re shocked that they’re empty? Well, what did you think was going to happen? They built these pyramids for their demise.” And when asked if minds if people stream his movies, he replied, “Not at all. I don’t mind if people discover my work that way. I’m counting on it long after I’m gone.”

Meghan Markle responded to new claims that she knew her father would leak her personal letters.

Tom Holland gushed over girlfriend Zendaya being honoured with the CFDA Fashion Icon Award.

-Modern Family’s Julie Bowen plays a grandma in Netflix’s Mixtape.

-I’m gonna watch the crap our of Single All The Way, Netflix’s new gay holiday romcom starring Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Kathy Najimy and Jennifer Coolidge.