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FKA twigs Accuses Shia LaBeouf of ‘Relentless Abuse’ and Sexual Battery

-Whoa. FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf, her former boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. She says last Valentine’s Day, after returning from a trip where she woke up and he was choking her, he removed his seatbelt while speeding toward Los Angeles and threatened to crash unless she professed her love for him. When they stopped at a gas station, she says he assaulted her, throwing her against the car while screaming in her face before forcing her back into the car. Karolyn Pho, another of LaBeouf’s exes, described similarly tumultuous experiences in the lawsuit. In an email to NYT, LaBeouf said “I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”

-This is amazing news for Telefilm Canada: Rather than choose who does and who doesn’t receive development program funding this year, the federal agency has decided to fund every filmmaker who applied and is eligible.

Jenny Slate revealed she’s expecting her first child.

-Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is bringing back some familiar aunts.

-To end this crappy year on a high note, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys released a new song together.

JK Rowling criticized the ‘climate of fear’ surrounding the trans conversation. I honestly don’t know why she just doesn’t stop.

George Clooney was hospitalized after losing weight for Netflix’s The Midnight Sky. “I think I was trying too hard to lose the weight quickly and probably wasn’t taking care of myself.”

-Disney made a ton of announcements yesterday, including news that Amy Adams is returning for Enchanted 2, Hayden Christensen is returning as Darth Vader for a new show, Chris Evans will voice a new Buzz Lightyear movie, Lauren Graham will star in a Mighty Ducks series, Rachel McAdams will reprise her role in the new Dr Strange film, Tatiana Maslany was confirmed as She-Hulk, and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone (a book I ADORED) is being adapted by Lucasfilm. Plus, here’s the trailer for the new Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston, and the first trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

-Dune director Denis Villeneuve slammed the 2021 HBO Max release plan: “AT&T has hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history. There is absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience here.”

Taylor Swift debuted her latest surprise album to glowing reviews.

-The Dickinson Season 2 trailer just dropped.

Meryl Streep and Jennifer Trainer star in the Museum Town trailer.

GQ Men of The Year Awards

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-The GQ men of the year ceremony happened today virtually, and Normal People’s Paul Mescal squirmed through the sex scenes they showed while he was given his Breakthrough Actor award.

Megan Fox has officially filed for divorce from Brian Austin Green.

Zac Efron may have split from his waitress girlfriend.

-In happier couples news, Friends star Matthew Perry popped 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.”

-I’m not watching Happiest Season until tomorrow, but I’m loving all the praise Dan Levy is getting.

-The Rose Motel from Schitt’s Creek is on sale for $2 million.

Melissa McCarthy appeared on Jimmy Fallon‘s show to promote her new movie Superintelligence – and ended up struggling to sing Barenaked 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 PromRyan Murphy’s Netflix musical starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Keegan-Michael Key. It hits Netflix Dec 11.

Timothée Chalamet Interviews Zendaya for Elle

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-I have extreme sneaker envy over Zendaya’s Elle cover. She’s interviewed by Dune costar Timothée Chalamet so the article itself is as substantial as cotton candy, but the photo spread is excellent.

-I’m trying so hard to get back into The Crown because I love Gillian Anderson, but man, that season premiere felt like it was 47 hours. Emma Corrin is great as Diana though. She covers the new issue of British GQ.

-Relationship shocker: Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis have split after being engaged for more than 7 years.

-The People’s Choice Awards happened last night. The red carpet was more subdued than usual, but Tracee Ellis Ross and Demi Lovato still crushed it.

Jennifer Lopez won the Iconic Award, and Nicole Kidman and Renée Zellweger sent video tributes.

Jason Momoa was spotted shopping at Cosmos Records in Toronto, which is great and all but why the hell is he not wearing a mask while inside a store?!

-Man, Chris Evans is keeping us fed lately on social. He and Olympian gymnast Aly Raisman posted about hosting a play date for their rescue dogs.

Jennifer Garner listed the 10 things she can’t live without and I love that for the most part, they’re all inexpensive, normal people things.

Ryan Reynolds and It’s Always Sunny star Rob McEllhenney have acquired a Welsh soccer club. I see someone’s been watching Succession…

-The CW is doing a Jane Austen anthology series based on her books, which led to a Jezebel headline that I heartily endorse: “The Time Has Come to Let Lizzy Bennet Fuck”

-The Vampire Diaries’ Paul Wesley and Nina Dobrev had a very cute exchange about adopting Justin Bieber.

-After months and months of John Oliver lusting after him, Adam Driver appeared on his show to ask “What the f**k are you doing?” He (fake) ranted “This bit? This bit, this thing you’ve been doing that’s either sexual or violent? This strange, strange bit that for some reason you’ve pulled me into? What is it? When you first started doing it, it was easy for me to shrug it off. But then it kept going on, and on, and on, and on… Do you realize, over this past year, what you’ve asked me to do to you? ‘Collapse on your chest.’ ‘Tie your fingers in a square knot.’ ‘Step on your throat.’ ‘Shatter your knees.’ ‘Pull your heart out through your ear.’ What’s wrong with you? You realize we’re strangers, right? I don’t know you. And now, random people on the internet stan us, claiming that you thirsting over me is a mood.” I love them both so much.

David Fincher says he’s developing a miniseries about “cancel culture” and I just let out the longgggggest sigh.

Jack Black did the WAP dance on TikTok, to glowing reviews.

-Netflix’s Dash and Lily is an underrated holiday gem, if you’re looking for a quick binge.

Meryl Streep takes Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest, and Lucas Hedges on a girls trip in the trailer for HBO Max’s Let Them All Talk.