–Ryan Reynolds lives inside a video game in the Free Guy trailer with Joe Keery and Jodie Comer.
-The first trailer for HBO Max’s new Gosssip Girl reboot has arrived. It follows a completely different set of characters from the original but is set in the same world, so I assume cameos are coming (at least from the parent characters).
–Noah Centineo is doing promo, which means the final To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Movie is about it hit! (Update: Netflix just announced it’ll come out on Feb 12 and dropped a trailer.) In a new GQ interview, Centineo remembers a scary incident when a group of fans tracked his flight to meet him at the airport and tried to follow him home. (Also, the wild thing about this whole article is how few quotes are attributed to him. The reporter clearly likes him and they talk about a lot of topics, but most of his direct quotes are just short exclamations. It’s odd.)
-The whispers about Armie Hammer continue to get louder. He’s reportedly “stepping away” from his comedy with Jennifer Lopez. In his first statement about the growing scandal, he said “I’m not responding to these bullshit claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic.” (I’m not sure if using the kids is the direction I would have went on this…)
-Today’s wild news day includes this nugget: Rebel Wilson says she was once kidnapped at gunpointin rural Mozambique. “I felt like I was very good in the crisis. I was like a team leader. They sat us down, and I said, ‘Everybody link arms,’ because I was petrified in the night that they might want to take one of the girls or something.”
-Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson tweeted a story about losing a friend to Q*non, which is likely a subtweet about Brian Littrell.
Our baby girl is here, healthy & beautiful🙏🏽❤️to try put into words how i am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love i feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding.Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, & thankful for the life we will have together x pic.twitter.com/nvhfOkk2fw
-Meanwhile, it looks like This Is Us fans won’t have to wait until November to watch Season 5, as previously announced. The show’s premiere date has been pushed forward two weeks to Oct 27, as production resumed this week. Check out other fall tv premiere dates here.
–Demi Lovato has called off her engagement with soap star Max Ehrich after just two months. (There’s no official confirmation, but that People quote sure sounds like a PR soundbite from her camp.) Meanwhile her fans were convinced that her fiancé is obsessed with Selena Gomez.
-I’m always surprised by the celebrity homes that I really like in Architectural Digest videos. Hilary Duff’s home is lovely!
–Elle Fanningcovers Vanity Fair and talks about transitioning to adult roles—and bonding with sister Dakota—while quarantining in her childhood bedroom.
–Tyra Banks admits “we messed up” when it came to America’s Next Top Model’s mission to be inclusive.
-I never actually watched The Knick but this is kind of amazing: Steven Soderbergh is reviving the series, which ran from 2104-2016, with Andre Holland and Barry Jenkins.
–Sohla El-Waylly, who recently left Bon Appetit’s Test Kitchen, has now joined the Babish YouTube series.
-Riverdales’ KJ Apa and Camila Mendes seem to think that gargling with mouthwash before filming kissing scenes will protect them from covid. And…they may be right?
-Meanwhile, this Vulture article on the ambiguous covid ruleson productions and the lack of industry consensus is terrifying. I’m also incredibly curious about what show the PA who said this worked on: “On my Netflix job, the lead actor got sick. Four people — two from the crew and two cast members — died from covid.”
-CW stars Asha Bromfield, Candice Patton, Nafessa Williams and Vanessa Morganjoined Teen Vogue for a conversation about diversity in Hollywood. Speaking of a CW sisterhood, I’m so curious about what happened with Shethority, which was started by a bunch of CW actresses. Patton was very involved in the beginning but seems to have pulled back.
-Have you seen Beyond the Lights? Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays a Beyonce wannbe and Minnie Driver plays her stage mom and it’s so, so good that I have no idea how come it isn’t more well known. In any case, I love that Mbatha-Raw is promoting another movie but willing to answer so many questions about that one.
–Riz Ahmed plays a drummer who’s losing his hearing in Amazon’s Sound of Metal trailer. This played a TIFF last year to strong reviews.