–Paul Rudd was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive. What a swerve! His accompanying video was predictably charming. “It’s going to change a lot [about my life]. I’m hoping to get invited to some of these sexy dinners with Clooney and Pitt and B. Jordan. I figure I’ll probably be on a lot more yachts. I’m exciting to expand my yachting life. And I’ll probably try to get better at brooding, like with really soft light.”
-Meanwhile, the fact that Page Six’s scoop about Chris Evans turned out to be not a scoop at all is delicious. And look, Evans is fine, but Rudd is a much more interesting choice, no?
–Shailene Woodley made it very clear that the paps misidentified a random man as Aaron Rodgers and seriously, this feels like the least of her problems right now.
–Benedict Cumberbatch got nicotine poisoning three times while filming The Power Of The Dog. I didn’t even know that’s a thing.
–Jack Black did a Bowie cover with a bunch of cute kids to celebrate the “original school of rock”.
-Lawyers for Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed are claiming she was framed. “We are convinced that this was sabotage and Hannah is being framed. We believe that the scene was tampered with as well before the police arrived.
–Mariah Carey is partnering with McDonalds — but the tweet about it has everyone confused.
-Speaking of fast food partnerships, Justin Bieber is working with Tim’s.
-I really like Avril Lavigne’s new song “Bite Me.” It’s a pop punk throwback.
-Here’s a clip of Andrew Garfield singing the opening song “30/90” from Tick Tick Boom. I’m seeing it this weekend and I’m hoping the Rent vibes hold strong.
–Peter Jackson sold the visual effects studio behind Lord Of The Rings for a monumental $1.6 billion.
–Rebecca Hall‘s Passing, starring Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga, dropped on Netflix today. The reviews are quite good.
–John Cleese has cancelled a scheduled talk at Cambridge University over “woke rules“. Charming.
-The new trailer for Being the Ricardos no longer hides Nicole Kidman — but maybe it should?