-In happier couples news, Friends star Matthew Perrypopped the question to his girlfriend of two years, Molly Hurwitz.
–Joss Whedon has exited the HBO series The Nevers, citing exhaustion. I’d love if they found a woman to showrun the series about a group of Victorian women who develop strange abilities, but that’s probably expecting too much from Hollywood.
–Jude Law says the scientist on the set of Contagion warned him a pandemic was inevitable. “The great scientists on set with us who had worked with Scott [Z. Burns] the writer and [director] Steven [Soderbergh] were very learned and experienced individuals who knew what to expect. And they all said to us that this was going to happen — and it was a case of when rather than if.”
–Melissa McCarthy appeared on Jimmy Fallon‘s show to promote her new movie Superintelligence – and ended up struggling to singBarenaked Ladies‘ “One Week”, which features heavily in the movie. Clearly not a Canadian.
–Andy Samberg shared simple message to those who don’t like the Academy’s new diversity standards: “People who have problems with it can f**k off.”
-Here’s the first full-length trailer for The Prom, Ryan Murphy’s Netflix musical starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Keegan-Michael Key. It hits Netflix Dec 11.
–Harry Styles is the very first male cover star of US Vogue — and he does it in a dress. J’adore!
-In his new interview with Vanity Fair, Jacob Elordi praises his Euphoria co-star (and ex-girlfriend) Zendaya. “She’s a power unto herself and so talented. Such a sweetheart.”
–Taylor Swift was interviewed by Beatles icon Paul McCartney, and opened up about her relationship with Joe Alwyn, saying he understands her A-list lifestyle. “I think that in knowing him and being in the relationship I am in now, I have definitely made decisions that have made my life feel more like a real life and less like just a storyline to be commented on in tabloids. Whether that’s deciding where to live, who to hang out with, when to not take a picture—the idea of privacy feels so strange to try to explain, but it’s really just trying to find bits of normalcy.”
–Melissa McCarthy (though more likely her networks’ publicist) accidentally promoted a charity that has ties to homophobic and anti-abortion policies and apologized. “There’s no other way to say it,” she said in an Instagram video. “We blew it. We made a mistake and we backed a charity that upon proper vetting stands for everything that we do not.”
-During a recent interview, Kate Mara says Heath Ledger looked out for her on the set of Brokeback Mountain. “I was 19, he was only a few years older than me, yeah, it was pretty crazy, but he was the sweetest thing…he really took me under his wing because I hadn’t worked that much.”
-I can’t believe Grey’s Anatomy pulled off that surprise cameo last night (don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled). Ellen Pompeo says she came up with the idea while she was hiking with said person in Malibu.
–Amber Heard has thrown water on the rumors that she won’t reprise her role of Mera in Aquaman 2. She said she’s “so excited” to film it sometime in 2021, and shot down “paid” online efforts to have her booted from the sequel.
–Ellen Degeneres has released the Fall edition of her “Be Kind” subscription box. So people are still believing the kind thing, huh?
–Dolly Parton talked to Oprahabout getting older and the miracle of plastic surgery. “I don’t think about my life in terms of numbers. First of all, I ain’t never gonna be old because I ain’t got time to be old. I can’t stop long enough to grow old.”
–Billie Eilish’s new video makes me miss the mall.
-In the trailer for Lifetime’s The Christmas Setup, Fran Drescher stars as a mom who tries to matchmake her gay son. This is the kind of holiday movie I can get behind. It stars Arrow’s Ben Lewis and his real-life husband Blake Lee.
–Kristen Bell is a chronic over-sharer (seriously, we know a LOT about her marriage) but one thing she says she won’t share is her kids’ faces. In the new issue of Romper, she says “My feeling is that I chose a career in the public eye. I chose to be quoted, I chose to have my picture taken. I don’t know them yet. I don’t know if they will want that. So I really don’t have the right to choose for them.”
–Sebastian Stan spent the first part of the pandemic bitching on social about people who were travelling, but now it seems like all he does is go on exotic vacations? In any case, his latest jaunt to Mexico featured cozy times with Alejandra Onieva.
-Just when you thought Phil Collins’ divorce proceedings couldn’t get uglier comes accusations from his ex of impotence and neglecting to bathe or brush his teeth for months.
-The Grey’s Anatomy showrunner very politely implied that Justin Chambers‘ exit screwed up her endgame plans, but won’t discuss details of his incredibly abrupt departure. “It’s just not my story to tell.”
–Zach Braff, who’s 45, talked about his girlfriendFlorence Pugh, who’s 24, and why he hasn’t discussed their age difference since she posted this video addressing the criticism of their relationship on Instagram. “She literally sat down, hit record on her phone and said that. I thought: how could I possibly follow anything as intelligent and articulate as that? So, I chose not to.”
–Mads Mikkelsen is in early talks to replace Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. What an upgrade!
-I’m really bummed that Robbie Amell had to drop out of The Hating Game. It is my FAVOURITE romcom (seriously, if you haven’t read it yet go fix your life) and he would have made a great Josh.
-This is a good overview of what’s going on in the movie industry, and why consumers now expecting a seamless shift of blockbusters from the big screen to their homes are about to get a rude awakening.
-The reviews for Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy are hilariously negative. (Hilarious because the Oscar-baiting poverty porn trailer looked so, so bad.)
-Meanwhile, Netflix’s holiday romcom series Dash & Lily is debuting this week to good reviews.
-Spy costars Melissa McCarthy and Bobby Cannavale reunite for the Superintelligence trailer. This time he’s playing her love interest, which I *adore*.