–Ryan Reynolds lives inside a video game in the Free Guy trailer with Joe Keery and Jodie Comer.
-The first trailer for HBO Max’s new Gosssip Girl reboot has arrived. It follows a completely different set of characters from the original but is set in the same world, so I assume cameos are coming (at least from the parent characters).
-I love how everyone’s freaking out about how good Seth Rogen looks in his new GQ spread. He talks about Kanye West’s influence on him and why he and his wife don’t have kids. “We very much like our lives, so we will continue to put it off, it seems like, for a little while…I’ve had my friends be like, “Yeah, it really was hard on our relationship.” I’m not saying we couldn’t overcome it, but, again, we really get along and have a very good dynamic. She works very hard, and a lot as well, so when we’re together, we really try to enjoy each other and hang out.”
–Johnny Depp accused ex-wife Amber Heard of having “painted-on bruises” to allege abuse, saying “She was the perpetrator, and I was the victim.” For crying out loud, her police reports had medical records in them!
–Scarlett Johansson and SNL’s Colin Jostare engagedafter two years of dating. This is going to be husband No. 3. (I always forget she was once married to Ryan Reynolds.)
-The Jonas Brothers are on the latest episode of Billy on the Street. “The measles are back and so are the Jonas Brothers!”
-In their new Esquire interview, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio talk about getting butterflies when meeting Luke Perry on the set of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and it’s very sweet.
-Also, I’m sure Brad and Leo like each other — but this clip of them on the Cannes red carpet makes it look like they really, really don’t.
-Also at Cannes, Nicolas Winding Refn said his new TV show isn’t actually a TV show. “It’s a 13-hour movie. It’s not TV!” Sigh. If movie directors don’t respect TV, maybe they should not attempt TV?
-This is a good explanation of Hulu/Disney/Comcast divorce. Basically, I’m expecting to look back at my cable bill as “the good ole days” when we’re all paying twice for all the streaming services we’ll end up getting.
-The endless Keanu Reeves love that has come out of the John Wick 3 promo tour has been such a treat. I especially love this video of him with puppies. There’s also this great storyof him making a teen theatre employee’s day. And of course, his Ellen interview where she questioned why he and Sandra Bullock never got together when they both admitted to crushing on each other at the same time, and he responded “We were working.”
-It sucks that Mayim Bialik had to shut down an Instagram commenterwho ogled her for wearing a t-shirt — but do you remember the time she wrote a NYT op-edabout how she escaped harassment in Hollywood by not dressing provocatively?
-On a new podcast, Julianna Margulies said she’s done ‘protecting CBS’ over the real reason she hasn’t gone on The Good Fight — because they wouldn’t pay her what she was making on The Good Wife. “I thought, Why am I protecting CBS? I said yes. They said no. And you know what? I need to pave the way for the next one coming up…I also know for a fact that any male star who is asked to come on a spin-off of their show would’ve been offered at least $500,000…If they were to ask me to go back on The Good Fight, paying me what my salary is, [I would be there] in a heartbeat.”
–Joshua Jackson has been cast as the male lead in Hulu drama Little Fires Everywhere, joining a cast that includes Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. I LOVED that book!
-People may have hated it, but Game of Thrones’s finale set HBO’s all-time ratings record.
-Speaking of GoT, Jason Momoalive-streamed his reaction while watching the show and was NOT happy about Dany’s fate. Meanwhile, Emilia Clarke said of Dany’s turn “It comes out of f—king nowhere. I’m flabbergasted.”
–Celeste Barber appears on the final webisode for Gay of Thrones and it’s perfect.
-I don’t watch Supernatural, but my Twitter feed got very excited by the news that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is returning for its 300th ep. (Also, 300 episodes?! That’s insane.)
-This story is bananas: Josh Henderson (Desperate Housewives, The Arrangement, Dallas) was arrested for burglary charges after his neighbors came home this weekend to find about $7,000 worth of jewelry missing, and claimed that surveillance footage showed the actor and two other men breaking in. His camp says it’s a case of mistaken identity.
–Matt Damon gets shafted in a Secret Santa game with Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson in the new SNL promo.
-The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominationscame out today, which people look very closely at because they tend to be a good indicator for the Oscars. It was good news for Black Panther’s Oscar chances (though Michael B Jordan didn’t get the supporting nod many were hoping would seal the deal), but there were a lot of surprising snubs (First Man, Eighth Grade, Beale Street). The TV side was a mess though — lots of Ozark, but no Keri Russell or The Good Place? Really?!?
-I really liked this interview from the Outlaw King director talking about rushing to edit the movie after its brutal TIFF premiere.
–Maroon 5 reportedly can’t find guests to join them at the Super Bowl and I’m laughing forever…
-My biggest takeaway from the CW crossover: Tyler Hoechlin needs his own Superman show. I know the whole thing was supposed to push Ruby Rose as Batwoman, but he was the new face that stole the show. Also, the fact that he was super dreamy to his pregnant costar during filming is icing on the cake!