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Chris Pratt Is Engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger

-Is anyone at all surprised by¬†Chris Pratt’s engagement news? They’ve been subtly planting the seeds in the press for a while (pretty much shortly after they met at¬†Justin Bieber‘s Zoe Church in L.A. ) Also, that photo he chose is so deeply unflattering.

-The Critics’ Choice Awards were last night, and I liked what some people wore there better than what they wore to the Golden Globes (Constance Wu, Charlize Theron, Sandra Oh), while I am very confused why some people (Julie Roberts, Amy Adams) basically did a repeat of what they wore last weekend.

-Also last night: Rami Malek finally got his moment with Nicole Kidman.

-The Critics’ Choice Awards handing Roma the big prize is upping its buzz. I’m still not a huge fan (it’s clearly a technical masterpiece but it also left me cold), but¬†Guillermo del Toro’s Twitter thread on why he loves it is very persuasive.

Meghan Markle reportedly told some children at today’s event that her due date is in April, and they’re not going to find out the gender beforehand.

Kylie Jenner has been beaten by a picture of an egg for the most-liked Instagram post ever. 2019 is already wild, y’all.

-Winter is coming — in the middle of April. HBO released a longer teaser and announced that Game of Thrones’ final season will premiere April 14.

-Speaking of HBO, last night’s True Detective premiere did way better in the ratings than I assumed it would.

-I loved that Kayleigh Donaldson’s Twitter thread outed an Instagram “influencer’s” scam conference and got the remaining dates shut down. (Donaldson hosts a really good industry podcast called The Hollywood Read if you’re looking for something interesting to stick in your ear holes.)

-Speaking of industry rumbling, the Academy is now fighting with its largest branch —¬†SAG-AFTRA, who is calling out the Oscars for trying to prevent talent from presenting at other award shows using “intimidation.” Remember last year when the Academy added all those young, diverse voters and we had such hope? Between this and the hosting debacle, what happened?

Brad Pitt is hitting the Oscar trail for If Beale Street Could Talk (which I finally saw and LOVED). His Plan B production company is on quite a streak.

Miley Cyrusbirthday post to Liam Hemsworth is incredibly sweet. It’s weird how much I’m rooting for these two.

-Huh, all those blind items might be onto something.¬†Tidal is¬†under investigation in Norway over “fake streams.”

Travis Scott say he agreed to perform at the Super Bowl with Maroon 5 on the condition the NFL would make a $500,000 donation to his charity of choice (but people don’t seem impressed).

-It turns out that if you want to interest me in a Perry Mason reboot, putting it on HBO and casting Matthew Rhys is the lead pretty much does it.

-I love that Mindy Kaling retweeted this amazing thread of Kelly Kapoor as Pride & Prejudice characters.

-Speaking of great Twitter threads, I’m late to the game but last week HBO gave out Sopranos-inspired nicknames to any celeb/verified who asked for one, and it was amazing.

Tom Hardy and his wife Charlotte Riley have had a baby boy –– but despite reports they didn’t name him after Forrest Gump. Whew!

Ryan Coogler sounds awesome. Women who worked with him on the set of Black Panther said he created an environment where they could “cut past any of the normal bureaucracy of male dominance.”

-There is a new movie coming out starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn and I have never nope’d anything harder.

-In the Little Woods trailer,¬†Tessa Thompson must return to the dangerous life she thought she’d left behind.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Daughter Apple Steps Into the Spotlight

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-Whoa.¬†Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin‘s daughter Apple is a stunner. I wonder if this post was her unofficial public debut? GP has always been very resistant to post her kids’ faces.

-Meanwhile, Dakota Johnson refuses to discuss her relationship with Chris Martin in a new interview but adds “but I’m very happy.”

-That collective gasp you just heard came from royal watchers when Meghan Markle dared to close her own car door.

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj‘s drama is far from over. The latest development? A trending hashtag called #NickiStoppedMyBag.

-Also, Taraji P. Henson does a solid Cardi B impression.

-This interview with TV writer Alan Yang is great — but the best part is when he talks about how insane Secret Santa got on the Parks and Recreation set.

-Speaking of Parks and Rec alums, Rashida Jones has reportedly welcomed a baby boy with¬†Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. I didn’t even know they were dating, let alone expecting.

-Today is all about undercover pregnancies! Rachel Weisz gave birth to her and Daniel Craig‘s first child.

Mindy Kaling is teasing her diverse remake of Four Weddings and a Funeral, which she just started casting: “Everyone is smoking hot, and the stories are juicy.”

Rihanna can’t catch a break. Her mansion has been broken into for the second time this year.

-You know what’s nuts about this photo of JLo’s muscles? She’s keeping her hand soft, which means she’s not even hard flexing! I’m so jealous!

-Comedian Ted Alexandro went to Louis C.K.’s old stomping grounds and tore him up.

-I really liked this appreciation of¬†Keira Knightley‘s period pieces:¬†“In all of Keira Knightley‚Äôs historical films, she is at the center. She is not relegated to the role of love interest; men are.”

-I love that Leighton Meester‘s comedy skills are highlighted in every review I’ve read for¬†Single Parents (aka the only new sitcom I have any interest in checking out).

-What the heck is Blake Lively wearing here? (Oops, I forgot that we’re not supposed to ask her about that. Just pretend you didn’t see it!)

-Interesting to see critics pushing back at Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s. I haven’t seen it but it was met with rapt applause by male critics at TIFFs — but female critics seemed less impressed.

Steve Carell suddenly looks like a thirst trap and everyone’s confused.

-Survivor is now open to contestants from Canada, in case any of you are interested and/or crazy.

-The only things I know about these characters are from silly CW superhero shows, but I’m very here for¬†Jurnee Smollett-Bell to play Black Canary and and Mary Elizabeth Winstead to play The Huntress in the Birds of Prey movie.

-The Tea with the Dames trailer is hella cute.

-Oh wow, the trailer for Creed 2 looks so, so good!

 

Mindy Kaling Covers Shape

Mindy Kaling baby weight Shape Magazine

-I love that¬†Mindy Kaling is Shape’s latest cover model — which isn’t a typical choice for them. I skimmed over the stuff about losing the baby weight, but she has some cute nuggets about motherhood: “What’s great for me is that my doctor told me that incessant chatter is good for a baby, and I’ve lived my whole life waiting to have a captive audience. So, I spend the days narrating to her. I’m constantly doing voice-over for her, as I did in The Mindy Project. Honestly, I feel like her first words are going to be, ‘Just stop. Please!'”

Dylan Sprouse is out here coming for Jared Leto, proving once again that he’s the superior Sprouse brother. And¬†Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn took it further, tweeting “he starts at 18 on the internet?”¬†Oh SHIT!

-Lethal Weapon producers reportedly approached  Karl Urban and Johnny Knoxville (both passed) before turning to Seann William Scott, who was originally offered and passed on the role two years ago.

Thandie Newton¬†won the Cannes Solo premiere red carpet in this¬†custom Vivienne Westwood dress¬†that featured¬† black characters in the Star Wars universe — modeled from photos¬†from her¬†personal¬†collection of action figures.

-Fashion drama is the best drama.¬†Amal Clooney reportedly made Tom Ford mad by not wearing his dress at the MET gala arrivals — but opting to wear it later that night, which means that another A-lister won’t get to debut it at a future red carpet event.

-Those rumours about¬†Donald Glover¬†getting his own Lando movie¬†are not true…yet.

-This Instagram story of Fergie having to take the subway because of a rainstorm is hilarious because it’s presented¬†like she’s the first person who’s ever braved public transit.

-I gotta say, I did not expect so many Mulroney kids to be in the royal wedding party.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool took over Stephen Colbert’s monologue last night.

-This “bad fan” thread between TV critics on The Americans really captured what I am feeling. I know it’s bad to *want* them to end the show with Elizabeth and Phillip getting away with it, but that’s where I am.

CBS responded¬†to¬†Pauley Perrette’s tweets claiming she was physically assaulted while on NCIS: “Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution. We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”

Bryan Fuller slammed the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer for ignoring Freddie Mercury‘s sexuality and AIDS battle. He’s not wrong.

This non-review of Lars Von Trier‘s new film by a critic who walked out of it at Cannes confirmed that I will never, ever see it.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato released a new collab any instead of it being a bop it’s … this.

-The second season of 13 Reasons Why is NOT getting good reviews. I’m ok with that. I just don’t think I can spend any more time in that world.

Stephen Amell took his daughter to Frozen on Broadway, and since his former Arrow costar’s wife plays Anna, she got some extra facetime. The kid decided to use it¬†in the cutest possible way.

-The latest trailer for Mission Impossible: Fallout shows off an insane skydiving stunt.

-This trailer for Destination Wedding, which basically consists of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves snarking at each other in Paso Robles wine country, looks like the perfect movie and I will not be convinced otherwise!