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Halle Berry Shows Off Killer Abs

Halle Berry is 53 and she’s bragging about having abs for the first time, which I’m going to think about every time I feel like bailing on the gym.

Miley Cyrus is on vocal rest after undergoing surgery, so expect her IG stories to be 76% less problematic than usual.

-Season two of YOU premieres on Netflix on Dec 26, so you can avoid your family this holiday season by being conflicted about your feelings for a serial killer.

Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans did an Actors on Actors interview, in which they talked about Avengers, A Marriage Story, Knives Out and Scorsese’s comments about Marvel.

-Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman suggested Scorsese’s timing of his comments is suspect. “You’ve got to think about when he’s saying it. He’s saying it when he’s possibly campaigning for an award. He’s saying it at a time when he’s making a Netflix movie, so that’s how eyes get on his film, and it’s not going to be in the cinemas—it’s not going to be seen the best way.”

-NPR’s Linda Holmes has assembled a guide to more than 60 new holiday movies coming to TV this season. She’s doing god’s work.

-A mini-Mad Man reunion: Jon Hamm attended TV daughter Kiernan Shipka’s birthday party.

Andrew Scott (aka Hot Priest) is looking sinful in the new issue of British GQ.

-In other Fleabag-related news, Victoria Beckham, Olivia Colman, Nigella Lawson, Roxane Gay, Maya Rudolph and more got to ask Phoebe Waller-Bridge some questions about her work.

Drake was booed off stage at LA music festival this weekend when he showed up as the surprise guest. Between this and the Don Cherry news, Canada is really have A DAY.

T.I.‘s daughter has unfollowed him and her family. After his comments last week about her hymen, this seems like a solid choice.

Beanie Feldstein‘s comedy How to Build a Girl (which I really liked at TIFF) was bought by IFC.

-10 days after AppleTV Plus launched, the head of scripted programming is leaving. Peak streaming is going fine, guys.

-Meanwhile, Disney+ launches tomorrow, and no one seems to know what to do. (I’m sure millions of people downloading an app and logging in for the first time all at once will go incredibly smoothly.)

-The order of the rankings on these types of lists always bug me, but overall The AV Club’s compilation of the 100 best shows of the 2010s is pretty spot on.

-Have you read Daisy Jones & the Six yet? Get on it before Amazon’s adapted series comes out.

-I love that Blumhouse is doing so well, but man all of their movie trailers give me the scares. Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Michael Peña, and Portia Doubleday star in Fantasy Island.

Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge Covers Vogue

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Vogue
Ethan James Green, Vogue,

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a delight in the new issue of Vogue. In the interview, she talks about cutting abortion law comments from her SNL monologue (“Because if you rant and rave, if you try and make a noise, you’ll be labelled noisy. You have to be careful of that. You have to find ways to protest”), her drink of choice (“The gimlet came into my life about a year and a half ago. I have really always wanted a cocktail that you order with total confidence; you know, that thing that you order and everyone’s like, Holy shit, she knows what she’s doing with her entire life”), and why you stop sharing as much with your friends as you get older (“I think the first half of your life, you’re trying to find out who you are, and you’re kind of knocking yourself against things, and testing things the whole time, to help kind of sculpt yourself. Then later, when you’ve got as close to sculpted as possible, you’re like, Don’t touch anything, in case it changes me”).

-Speaking of good magazine covers, Katie Holmes covers two this month (the December 2019 issues of Elle UK and SHAPE) and she refused to acknowledge the Tom Cruise years — even in style retrospectives.

-This is sad but not surprising: a new Britney Spears documentary features an interview with the salon owner who witnessed her infamous head shaving incident. The owner claims that Spears’s bodyguards were bribed by the paparazzi for her location and to continue to open the blinds of the salon, allowing a photographer hiding in the bushes to snap photos of their charge.

-This interview with TI about how he obsessively monitors the state of his 18-year-old daughter’s hymen is horrific — and really, really medically stupid. (Dr. Jennifer Gunter has a great thread about all the ways TI is wrong.) This doctor should be have his license revoked.

Jenny Slate‘s proposal story is very cute.

Whitney Houston‘s best friend Robyn Crawford wrote a new memoir, in which she talks about how they knew they had to suppress their relationship. “She said we shouldn’t be physical anymore because it would make our journey even more difficult…She said if people find out about us, they would use this against us and back in the ’80s that’s how it felt.”

Jennifer Aniston revealed why she joined social media, saying “People are already in my panty drawers all the time. And I want them out of my panty drawers. But now I can decide which pair to show them.” And here I thought it was because she was contractually obligated to promote her new Apple show.

Drake is reportedly getting close to Kylie Jenner, according to People. (E!News‘ sources say it’s not serious which, yeah, we could have figured that one out on our own.)

Hilarie Burton shared a photo of her wedding day with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, which featured his Supernatural co-star Jensen Ackles, who officiated the ceremony.

-ABC is rebooting Revenge (a show I don’t think gets enough love) with a Latinx lead.

-Have some Stranger Things bloopers.

Chris Evans appears in the new episode of Billy on the Street! This is not a drill!

Angelina Jolie’s Crush on Michelle Pfeiffer

-I am very much here for this clip of Michelle Pfeiffer asking Angelina Jolie ‘Was I your teen crush?” and Jolie responding “Actually…yeah definitely…when you sang ‘Cool Rider’ you were very hot. And Scarface.” Same, girl.

-Every bit of this Antonio Banderas profile in GQ is great, but the part that’s especially great is when he’s asked a simple question about voicing animated characters and then it turns into a thoughtful answer on how Hollywood uses race to construct its villains.

-I wish Gwendoline Christie wore this dress to the Emmys instead of that Jesus-y robe thing. This one has me 🤤

-The reviews are in and though some critics question the film’s timing and message, everyone seems to agree that Joaquin Phoenix delivers an outstanding performance in Joker. (I do find it interesting that a lot of the negative reviews are coming from female critics.)

-Whoa, Jimmy Kimmel caught Joaquin Phoenix completely off guard last night when the actor was talking about what a light, happy set Joker was and Kimmel said “It’s interesting that you say that because Todd [Phillips] sent an outtake reel” and then proceeded to show a clip of Phoenix angrily muttering to cinematographer Lawrence Sher: “The constant whispering, just shut the f**k up, dude. I’m trying to, like, find something real. I know you started the f**king Cher thing, Larry, f**king making fun of me, like I’m a f**king diva. It’s not even an insult. Cher, really? Singer, actor, dancer, fashion icon? How is that a f**king insult? F**k it, I can’t do this” before walking off the set. The show cut back to a cringing, visibly uncomfortable Phoenix. “This is so embarrassing. Yeah look, sometimes movies get intense because you’re a lot of people in a small space and you’re trying to find something so you can feel intense. But that was supposed to be private. I’m a little embarrassed. I’m sorry about that. I’m sorry you guys had to see that…There’s no excuse for that. You shouldn’t talk to people [like that]…My publicist will issue a formal statement tomorrow. Can we move on?” Whew lordy, watching temperamental dudes to get called out for crap that women could never get away with is like my Super Bowl!

-On a similar note, I appreciate all the shitty Todd Phillips’ quotes and clips that are surfacing.

-I can’t stop watching videos of Hailey Beiber trying to avoid being snapped walking down the aisle by photographers in helicopters above by hiding under a tent carried slowly to the ceremony.

-Despite signing a new deal with Amazon, Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she has no immediate plans to bring back Fleabag. “I like the idea of coming back to her, well me, when I’m 50. Because I feel like she would have had more life then, and god knows what she would’ve gotten up to. Seeing a character like that in a later stage of life is exciting but I think for now, she’s been through enough. We gotta let her go.” Thank gawd.

-The story about the Canadian woman who went hiking and was stalked by a cougar until she scared it off with Metallica has hit the late night talk show circuit.

-This video of Lilly Singh teaching Americans Canadian/Toronto slang is all kinds of perfect.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is shilling for Colgate (you get that toothpaste money, girl) and talking about the possibility of a Buffy reboot: “You know, I think ultimately you realize that you tell a story at the time, and then you close that chapter. For me, I think it’s best because I’m at a different point in my life than I was when I told that story. So, any incarnation that I did now would be different anyways? So, I’m not sure if they totally work together.”

Will Smith just dropped a limited-edition clothing line inspired by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. 1993 me would be very excited about this. 2019 me is like “huh.”

-This Canadian 90s pop culture quiz brought back so many memories.

Ben Barnes has been cast as the Darkling in Netflix’s adaptation of Shadow and Bone. I loved those books and this works for me.

Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam and Hugh Grant navigate the London drug trade in the trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen.