-This Nicole Kidman cover photo from Marie Claire looks like it could have been taken 20 years ago (as do the accompanying pics). It’s the same in her new movie Destroyer — for which she’s absolutely getting an Oscar nod — which switches between a time when she’s a fresh-faced cop, to when she’s near the end of her career and looks and moves like she’s 70. We had really, really good seats to the Q&A and she looks pretty damn great in real life these days.
–Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo from the set of Avengers 4 with Robert Downey Jr. (I had no idea that Pepper and Tony’s ship name was Pepperony — but that’s *adorable*).
-Wait, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin really did get married at a courthouse last week? She denied it, but People is sticking with their story.
–Adam Driver will host the SNL premiere, with Kanye West as the musical guest.
–Sean Penn says the #MeToo movement “is to divide men and women.” He explains, “We don’t know what’s a fact in many of the cases. Salacious is as soon as you call something a movement that is really a series of many individual accusers, victims, accusations, some of which are unfounded.” I mean, who is asking Sean Penn of all people to comment on this? The man has a long history of anger issues and arrests (and possible abuse). How dare he even pretend his opinion matters here?
-In other “the world is terrible and has learned nothing” news, Bryan Singer is in talks to direct Red Sonja despite all the lawsuits, sexual misconduct allegations, and also the fact that he was fired from his last movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, for not showing up for days. Red Sonja is an iconic female comic heroine — how are they not getting a woman to direct this potential franchise-starter?! But no — according to THR, “Sources say Millennium will pay Singer top dollar for the assignment, which is seen as a step toward rehabilitating the director’s image.”
-Meanwhile, here’s an interesting piece on why TIFF rejected a 2014 documentary about sexual abuse in Hollywood that included the allegations against Singer.
-This piece on what women want from Jian Ghomeshi nails it: “Going away for a while” is not the same as “atonement.”
–Tom Arnold and Survivor producer Mark Burnett got into some kind of scuffle at an Emmy pre-party on Sunday night. Burnett’s wife Roma Downey claims she got hurt when Arnold “tried to ambush” them, to which Arnold responded “Bullshit. You lie your crazy husband attacked me you psycho. I’m filing police report & suing you for defamation.” Oh and Patton Oswald and Kevin Bacon witnessed the whole thing.
-I’m so here for Angelina Jolie to star in a revenge thriller.
-I’m not surprised that Green Book won the top prize at TIFF (the audience went crazy at the screening I was at), but I’m predicting a major backlash to this film before the Oscar campaign wraps up.
-The Supergirl blooper reel has a bit where Melissa Benoist falls asleep and starts snoring during a scene, and I’ve never related to an actress more.
-Man, a lot of the prestige TV that’s debuting over the next few weeks has divided critics. Some love Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Netflix’s Maniac; others not so much. They’re also split on Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen’s Forever, and Hulu’s The First with Sean Penn.
-The first look at Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker movie did not go over well this weekend.
-Here’s the first full trailer for Mary Poppins Returns. Ok, I’m in.