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Chrissy Teigen Talks Healing

-After tweeting about her “grief depression hole” earlier this week, Chrissy Teigen reflected on the “brutal, exhausting, sad, physically challenging, mentally painful bitches of a couple months” since the loss of her baby in a new Instagram post, saying she’s starting to feel better: “I already see the leaves as orange instead of grey, realized the sky is indeed blue and not black and horn honks on my forced morning walks only bring me to my knees half the time.”

Nick Kroll has lots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving: he just married his pregnant girlfriend, Lily Kwong.

-Sexiest Man Alive Michael B. Jordan was spotted travelling to Atlanta for Thanksgiving with model Lori Harvey, stepdaughter of Steve Harvey.

-On a podcast, Matthew McConaughey told a crazy story (complete with accents) about wrestling the strongest man in a small village on his trip to Mali.

-One Day at a Time has been cancelled — again.

-I love this piece on how we have to appreciate Debbie Allen more. She’s the reason Grey’s Anatomy has so many women directors.

-Sweet jebus, did Eric Clapton and Van Morrison really team up on an anti-COVID lockdown song? Irresponsible and awful.

-I keep forgetting that Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus have a kid together.

-There’s rumours that David Lynch is set to write and direct a new Netflix project. It will undoubtedly be strange and confusing and critics will love it and I won’t get it.

Johnny Depp might have been dropped by the Fantastic Beasts franchise, but he’ll still be the face of Dior.

-Look how big Jennifer Aniston’s puppy has gotten!

-The trailer for Mariah Carey‘s xmas special on Apple+ features loads of familiar faces, including Ariana Grande, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, Jennifer Hudson and Snoop Dogg.

Michael B. Jordan is 2020’s Sexiest Man Alive

-People has declared Michael B. Jordan the year’s Sexiest Man Alive and even though it’s surprising because he doesn’t anything obvious to promote like Chris Pine or Daniel Craig, no one can hate on this choice. He was very cute during last night’s unveiling on Jimmy Kimmel.

-GQ has crowned Megan Thee Stallion as Rapper of the Year. In her new cover story, she talks about the conservative backlash to “WAP” (“Sometimes people are really not comfortable enough with themselves, and I don’t think they like to watch other people be comfortable with themselves. And I don’t think they want anybody to teach other people how to be comfortable with themselves”), and what she hopes to inspire in others (“I want Black women to be louder. I want us to be sassier. I want us to demand more, be more outspoken, keep speaking and just keep demanding what you deserve”).

Lakeith Stanfield is on the cover of THR, in which he talks about his relentless drive to succeed: “If that means I need to stay in character when the cameras aren’t rolling, then I will,” he says. “If I have to read one line 1,500 times, then I do that. If I have to play a homeless man, I might need to go out there for a while.”

-It was announced that the fifth Scream movie will be called…Scream. Guys, 5cream was right there!

Margot Robbie says that she would interested to see David Ayer’s cut of Suicide Squad. This is never going to stop, is it?

-HBO Max’s thriller The Flight Attendant with Kaley Cuoco is getting decent reviews, with critics calling it “the TV equivalent of a beach read, pure and simple.”

-The Gilmore Girls revival is making its network debut on The CW next week. I can’t decide if this would be comfort TV, or remind me why I hated it.

-Master Chef Junior alum Ben Watkins has died at 14 of a rare form of cancer. Gordon Ramsay remembered him as an “incredibly talented home cook and even stronger young man.”

Harvey Weinstein is reportedly ill in prison, likely from covid.

Lana Del Rey is defending a mesh mask she wore a month ago. We *just* forgotten about that bullshittery and she had to go and bring it up again!

Conan O’Brien‘s nightly show will come to an end next year, but he isn’t yet ready to retire. He’ll segue to a weekly variety series on HBO Max.

-If you read anything today, ready this account of the time a couple college dudes won an MTV contest in 1984 to tour with Van Halen. It has everything: private jets, groupies, drugs, center stage appearances, food fights, sexual encounters involving egg salad.

-This is a lovely oral history of how Alex Trebek became America’s most beloved game-show host.

-The One Night In Miami trailer has arrived. I loved this movie so, so much.

Saoirse Ronan Says She “Needed” to Play Jo in Little Women

Saoirse Ronan Little Women

-In her Variety cover story, Saoirse Ronan says “I tapped Greta [Gerwig] on the shoulder and said I heard she was doing Little Women, and that I needed to be Jo.” She says when Gerwig said she had to think about it, she replied “Oh, for f—k’s sake.” Gerwig, however, remembers it a bit differently: “Saoirse told me she was playing Jo.”

Michael B Jordan shot his Esquire cover story at his old high school.

-Speaking of great covers, Queen and Slim’s Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya are on Vibe’s digital cover.

-This is gutting: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist posted a raw, unflinching 14-minute video on Instagram detailing the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of an ex. Those she doesn’t name her alleged attacker, she claims he once threw an iPhone at her face so hard it tore her iris, and they made up a story about how she tripped and fell on a potted plant. She retold the potted plant story on The Tonight Show and at the time told Jimmy Fallon it happened the day after she landed Supergirl, which — if true — means it would have been in 2015 when she was married to Glee costar Blake Jenner.

Keke Palmer‘s song association video is wonderful. It’s almost as good as her impassioned defense of the movie Titanic.

-I like how many Canada callouts there are in Dan Levy‘s 73 Questions with Vogue video.

-Former Grey’s Anatomy actor Isaiah Washington is getting a show on Fox News’ streaming service. Sounds about right.

-Variety dug deeper into Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough‘s departures from America’s Got Talent. According to their story, when Jay Leno was a guest on the show and allegedly made a racist joke about Koreans, Gabrielle told producers to report the incident to human resources. She also urged producers to cut a white contestant impersonating Beyonce from the lineup. Sources also say Union and Hough received excessive notes on their physical appearance.

-This interview with Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies is a total delight.

-Why is Drake texting Billie Eilish? She’s 17.

-Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi commented on Martin Scorsese‘s controversial Marvel statements: “Maybe it’s too colorful for him.”

Ira is in Toronto, which means his appearance on The Social was perfectly timed for him to drag Justin Timberlake.

-I finally caught up to Sunday’s episode of Watchmen and gah, that show is doing extraordinary things. I’ve liked pretty much every episode (we’re six into its 9-ep run), but this latest one somehow managed to expertly tackle race, class, white-washing and childhood trauma in eye-poppingly creative ways. Every episode seems to spin off a ton of think pieces (as they should), and I’m especially interested in what black critics/writers are saying about it. Here are a few I’m following (if there are others, let me know!):  Soraya Nadia McDonald at The Undefeated, Angelica Jade Bastién at Vulture, Melanie McFarland at Salon, Micah Peters at The Ringer, Joelle Monique at AV Club.

-This interview with the co-writer of the episode is also worth your time.

Summer Walker responded to backlash after showing up three hours late to her Toronto concert and leaving fans waiting out in the cold Monday night.

Jacob Trembly reveals a correspondence with a famous actor in the trailer for Xavier Dolan‘s latest film, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, starring Natalie Portman, Sarah Gadon and Kit Harington.