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Tom Holland Has No Spoilers Left To Give

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Esquire profiled Tom Holland, and you can tell how much the fact that Marvel refuses to trust him with plot secrets anymore messes with his head. He says of the upcoming Spider-Man film: “In [Endgame], Robert Downey Jr.’s funeral scene, for the longest time I was under the impression that it was a wedding. I’m 100 percent sure that they’re still tricking me.” He does seem more confident that the rumours of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield making cameos aren’t true, though. “No, no, they will not be appearing in this film. Unless they have hidden the most massive piece of information from me, which I think is too big of a secret for them to keep from me.”

Britney Spears’ boyfriend Sam Asghari slammed her dad in post following release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary. He posted on Instagram: “Now it’s important for people too understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way. In my opinion Jamie is a total dick.” When TMZ caught up with him later, he added “Once he starts treating his daughter right, then we can be on good terms.”

Spears reportedly is aware of the doc but hasn’t yet watched it. She did just tweet this though: “Each person has their story and their take on other people’s stories…Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person’s life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens.”

-Meanwhile, a video of Craig Ferguson refusing to mock Britney Spears has gone viral. I remember when he said this because a lot of us who were working at an outlet covering celebrity news began feeling the same.

Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt are teaming up for a new action movie.

Pedro Pascal continues to seem like a great human. Lux Pascal opened up about her brother’s reaction to her coming out as a transgender woman: “Pedro is an important part of this. He was the first person to gift me the tools that started shaping my identity. [When I came out to him, he said] ‘Perfect, this is incredible!'”

-Vulture has ranked all 515 original Netflix movies. I’ve only seen 3 of the top 20.

-The National Society of Film Critics has released a statement regarding Variety’s apology for its review of Promising Young Woman. This is such a tough one. On one hand, critics should be able to express opinions. On the other, that review had some brutal sentiments about her appearance that an editor should have caught. And this statement makes it seem like Carey Mulligan objected to it because it might affect her chances in awards season, which is gross.

-I’m still not sure how it happened, but my friend and I ended up watching The Best Man again last weekend. And now comes news that the entire cast is returning for a limited series.

-The CW has ordered a pilot for a live-action Powerpuff Girls reboot from Diablo Cody, and Ava DuVernay’s superhero drama Naomi.

Kelly Clarkson talked about co-parenting with Brandon Blackstock: “It’s tough!”

Morgan Wallen’s sales have spiked since he was caught on tape using the n-word because we live in a garbage world.

-Slate got a lot of people angry yesterday for this truly dumb piece on romance novels. I stopped reading after the first couple of paragraphs when I saw a Fabio reference, which is a dead giveaway that they’re ignorant about what’s going on these days in the genre. If your outlet has to cover romance for Valentine’s Day, maybe get a writer who recognizes that it’s a billion-dollar industry and doesn’t hate all pop culture that’s largely by and for women? (FWIW, I liked this piece about which book to read based on your fave romcom — Bet Me is the best! — and this podcast on how the perfectly structured The Hating Game changed the chicklit genre).

Cynthia Erivo plays Aretha Franklin in a new trailer.

Joel McHale and Kerry Bishe play a couple whose marriage is put to the test in the trailer for Happily.

Frances McDormand Under Wraps

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Frances McDormand covers the new issue of Vogue, and I actually looked it up to see if she’s in the new Dune movie because otherwise this cover shoot makes no sense to me. She is not. In any case, she still deserves all the covers!

Emma Stone is heading to TV. She’ll star in the Safdie brothers’ The Curse, which has been formally ordered to series at Showtime. The series from the Uncut Gems duo is described as a genre-bending comedy that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of Stone’s character and her husband (Nathan Fielder) as they try to conceive a child.

-Merry Swiftmas! Prolific pop singer Taylor Swift announced this morning that she’s celebrating her birthday by dropping another surprise album tonight. Considering how many folklore songs ended up on my Spotify Wrapped playlist, I’m very much looking forward to this.

-People are convinced that she’s wearing a wedding dress in one of the album’s promo pics.

Ariana Grande gets teary in the trailer of her Netflix tour docu-film excuse me, i love you, which is set to drop Dec. 21.

Ryan Reynolds got his mother to on an expletive-laden rant against Chris Hemsworth… but it’s all for charity.

Jon Bernthal is set to create and star in an Amazon drama called The Bottoms. I’m not even gonna look up what this show is about, because there’s no way it lives up to what I’m imagining in my head.

Pedro Pascal says his performance in Wonder Woman 1984 was partially inspired by Nicolas Cage. “With Wonder Woman, [Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig] are doing the action, baby, and I’m doing the schm-acting! I am hamming it up!”

Kelly Clarkson says her estranged husband, who was also her manager, defrauded her out of millions by charging exorbitant fees.

Ellen Degeneres revealed that she’s tested positive for covid, but so far her symptoms are very mild. The show has paused production until next year.

-Speaking of covid, Chris Evans was photographed doing his own covid swab…which seems weird.

-Dancing With The Stars’ judge Carrie Ann Inaba also tested positive.

-iCarly is being rebooted with the original stars because Hollywood has run out of ideas.

-Whoa. Girls star Allison Williams is going to lead a remake of the Canadian drama Being Erica.

George Clooney‘s new movie The Midnight Sky is just getting so-so reviews but it’s on Netflix so we’re all going to watch it anyway.

-The French Exit trailer stars Michelle Pfeiffer as an ex-wealthy widow and Lucas Hedges as her son.

Zendaya on her Historic Emmy Win

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Zendaya is stunning on the new cover of Essence. In the interview, which took place a week after her Emmy win, she talks about accepting the award at home surrounded by her family (“I was worried that if they kept screaming for too long, I wouldn’t have any time to actually say anything —but I didn’t want to stop them, because they were having a great time. It was a very special night”), and her hopes for Black women (“For us to continue to fully realize our power and harness it to do great things, because we are incredibly powerful. We’re often convinced that we’re not and taught to shrink —but we have to believe in our collective power. I always think of that Beyoncé song, “They’ll never take my power, my power, my power.” Let’s take that energy into the new year”).

Joaquin Phoenix showed up in Burlington, Ont to pay tribute to activist Regan Russell, who was killed earlier this year outside a slaughterhouse.

Halle Barry and her stylist Lindsay Flores discussed their first orgasm, and Barry was surprised Flores couldn’t remember hers. “Well it wasn’t recently!”

Brad Pitt has been volunteering since the summer and has handed out the food boxes to families around 30 times. And he’s looked mighty fine while doing it. That photo of him with his legs crossed having a smoke is … a lot.

-TikTok Star Charli D’Amelio lost 1 million followers in 24 hours because her family posted a video of a dinner with James Charles, which included a bit in which she bemoaned the fact that she only had 95 million followers on her year anniversary of her reaching 1 million followers. Charles snarkily responded “Was the 95 not enough for you?”

Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes’ long-rumoured collaboration has finally arrived — and while I was hoping for something a lot more danceable, it’s a low-key bop!

-A six-part docuseries following Nicki Minaj’s rise all the way to motherhood is coming to HBO Max.

-Marvel Studios, along with Ryan Reynolds, hired Bob’s Burgers writers and exec producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Loeglin to write the third Deadpool film. Love that for them!

Sia is getting heat from the disabled community for the Magic trailer. She is not handling it well.

-Amazon Studios has acquired Coming 2 America, starring Eddie Murphy, which they’ll debut in March.

-This is an interesting look at how Gina Carano’s recent social media postings have alienated some Mandalorian fans.

-I didn’t even know they were still making episodes of Wipeout, but a contestant just died during filming after going into cardiac arrest following the completion of an obstacle course.

-I’ve only watched a few episodes of Supernatural, but I’m seeing a lot of chatter on Twitter today about the show ending it’s 15-season run(!) in a way that some fans didn’t love. I’m really hating this trend to lean into man-pain. You don’t need to guarantee a happy ending when you wrap a show, but you should aim to give fans a satisfying conclusion — even if you’re fanbase isn’t who you wanted it to be.

-It also sounds like their penultimate episode fell into the “bury your gays” trope.

Robert Englund of Freddy Krueger fame has joined the cast of Stranger Things.

-Netflix dropped the first trailer for Robert Rodriguez’s We Can Be Heroes, starring Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra.