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GQ Men of The Year Awards


-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.

Paul Mescal Dances It Out

Rolling Stone’s new video gifts us with nearly four perfect minutes of Normal People’s Paul Mescal dancing and lip-syncing around an empty hotel.

-Speaking of new videos, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion kicked off the weekend early by dropping the NSFW video for “WAP.”

-This is a good take on why the “clean” version of that video feels so much more dirty than the “explicit” one.

Megan Thee Stallion is having a moment. She also just became Revlon’s newest brand ambassador.

-Not surprisingly, Justin Hartley is reportedly unhappy that estranged wife Chrishell Stause has been dishing about their divorce on Netflix’s Selling Sunset.

This wine thing that celebs are doing is the first TikTok challenge I’d actually consider trying.

-HBO’s Lovecraft Country — about a black family in the ’50s battling monsters both mythical and real — is getting glowing reviews. Lots of critics are also praising Jurnee Smollett’s performance and predicting it’s going to make her the breakout star she deserves to be.

-Now Molly Baz has quit Bon Appétit’s Test Kitchen, and Gaby Melian has also posted that she will no longer be appearing in videos because Condé Nast “is not meeting my expectations regarding the plans to have a more diverse and inclusive video program.” It’s wild that Condé Nast is allowing a media property that is beloved by so many burn to the ground instead of just paying their BIPOC employees fair wages.

-Dirty Dancing is getting a proper sequel, with Jennifer Grey reprising her role and exec producing it.

-If Angelina Jolie‘s facemask costs more than $100, why does every picture of it look like it’s been photoshopped onto her face?

This video of teens listening to “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins for the first time is a treat. It sent me down a rabbit hole on their channel, and their first listen of “Jolene” is also worth watching.

-This is an interesting take on why Disney’s choice to release Mulan straight to VOD is not the right one. This bit about the inevitable discourse that will surround its release is especially strong: “For some movie fans, Mulan is just another summer blockbuster, albeit a highly awaited one. For Mulan’s target market, however, this was poised to be a Black Panther-esque behemoth. A wide-release property with a majority Asian cast and a woman in the director’s chair is extremely rare, and given the likely strong box office and critical success that (based on early reactions) was surely coming its way, Mulan could have been a game changer. Instead, once Mulan comes out, the conversation about its merits and foibles will be competing with the circumstances surrounding its release. A film as rare as this should never be hampered with that burden.”

-A federal judge just approved the end the Paramount consent decrees, which have dictated the movie industry’s licensing rules for over 70 years. This opens the way for a studio like Disney to start buying up blocks of theatres and only showing their own movies.

-Speaking of stuff that’s a little inside baseball, this TV exec shakeup is wild.

-The Friends reunion was supposed to shot in August, but it’s reportedly been delayed again. I remain unconvinced that this is a good idea, especially the actors are getting paid millions to participate, while we’ve spent the last four months being inundated with charity-based TV reunions.

-Here’s the trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, in which Daniel Kaluuya plays Black Panther Party Chairman and Rainbow Coalition founder Fred Hampton. It costars LaKeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemons.

Avengers’ Paul Rudd and Chris Evans Re-Assemble

-The latest Actors on Actors interview is out, and it’s with Paul Rudd and Chris Evans. Needless to say, if you want to be charmed for 43 minutes this is for you. The best part was watching Evans fanboy over Rudd, asking “Why don’t you age? Are you drinking baby blood?”, recalling making him dance on video the first day they met, and saying “you’re like sorbet. You’re a palate cleanser – an always welcome addition.”

Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund are not only still together, they’re having a baby!

Jodie Turner-Smith calling Joshua Jackson a daddy (because “I made him one”) is social media perfection.

-Citing her own “pervasive privilege,” Kristen Bell has announced she is leaving her role as a biracial character on the Apple TV+ animated series Central Park. I would love to know the timing of this and if she made the decision before or after Jenny Slate. (Also, it was only back in January where the Central Park creator strongly defended the casting during the TCAs.)

Naomi Campbell covers the new issue of Vogue Spain and says it’s the first time she’s been photographed by a black Photgrapher for vogue / condenast and it was a woman of color.

-I pity the poor PR person who has to clean up Chris D’Elia‘s latest mess. In a misguided effort to prove he’s not a creep, he released a bunch of emails — which make him sound like a creep.

Demi Lovato seems content and in love, and I’m so happy for her.

-She also just signed a new deal with YouTube for a docuseries following the last three years of her ups and downs.

-Netflix will premiere a new show on July 10 called Down to Earth With Zac Efron in which the actor “searches for healthy, sustainable ways to live.” This is a different show than his upcoming Quibi one called Killing Zac Efron — which sounds like the total opposite.

-I get what this Variety article on the Television Critic Awards’ history of picking white winners was trying to do, but I’m not sure “submitting a more consciously inclusive ballot” is the only answer. (People much smarter than I am are talking about this much better than I ever could.)

Lisa Rinna claims the Karens at QVC is trying to silence her political views.

Celine Dion released a Pride-themed playlist and it is as cheesy and fun as you’d expect.

The Dixie Chicks are changing their name: The trio is now called The Chicks.

Cardi B was trending today because people thought she was trashing other female artists on a fake account. “These people must think I’m a 15-year-old girl … Stop trying to make this fake s**t up… don’t make lies about me. it’s tiring. It’s annoying.”

-Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones are reuniting for a pair of comedic shorts for Ireland’s Comic Relief. It’ll be set 40 years in the future — though I’m not sure older versions is really what people want to see from these characters.

-Meanwhile, following the success of Normal People, Hulu has ordered an adaptation of Sally Rooney‘s other novel, Conversations with Friends — a book I liked a lot more.

Sharon Choi, best known as director Bong Joon-ho’s interpreter during last year’s award season, interviewed Sandra Oh about Killing Eve.

Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible tells the story of the Blackfeet Boxing Club, which was set up to teach young women of the Blackfeet Nation boxing and self-defense.

-The trailer for Muppets Now on Disney+ features RuPaul, Taye Diggs, Aubrey Plaza and Seth Rogen.

Gerard Butler tries to run from a comet in the Greenland trailer.