Browsing Tag

Robert Pattinson

Miley Cyrus’ Sad House Party

Miley Cyrus‘ walks through the depressing remains of a house party that’s winding down in the new “Slide Away” video.

-Twitter can’t stop talking about Timothee Chalamet and Lily Rose Depp‘s incredibly awkward kiss.

Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to play the lead role opposite Jeremy Renner in Disney+’s upcoming Hawkeye series. I’m surprised by how well this news seems to be going over on Twitter (especially among critics). Is she a lowkey Hollywood darling?

-I secretly love Medieval Times, so I’m got a lot of secondhand delight from watching Post Malone and Jimmy Fallon battle at one.

Prince Andrew continues to implode before our eyes — but apparently we’re only supposed to care that Meghan Markle went to the US Open.

Hayley Atwell joining Tom Cruise in next Mission: Impossible movie is fantasy casting for me.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Hot Priest gave out gin in a tin to people in line outside the Fleabag theatre this weekend.

-I’m not sure about Joker based on all the reviews. Do we really need a sympathetic origin story about a nice-guy-turned-mas- murderer right now? This tweet nails where my head’s at.

Joaquin Phoenix, who is in town for TIFF with Joker, made an appearance at St. George subway station today in support of an animal justice campaign “BeFairBeVegan.” He wouldn’t comment to reporters, though.

-Weird. Variety dubbed a video of Hustlers director Lorene Scafaria talking about how Fiona Apple is donating the money she earns from her song appearing in the film to refugees (the video Variety initially posted replaced the word “refugees” with “the movie”). After being called out, they reposted the video and called it a “glitch.”

-I really like this interview clip with Kristen Stewart on what sort of reactions she’s gotten since saying she was warned that she’d never get a Marvel movie if she came out. (I spotted her in the audience on Friday night with her gf at Jason Segel‘s film The Friend, which I don’t think she has a connection to.)

-I’m having a ridiculously good TIFF. Seven movies so far and none that I’ve hated. And I haven’t seen them yet, but people are losing their crap about how good Hustlers and Knives Out are. The only obvious flop so far: Nicole Kidman’s The Goldfinch.

-People also really loved The Lighthouse with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. The compliment I keep hearing is that it’s endlessly quotable (which you wouldn’t know from this trailer).

 

Robert Pattinson Was “F**king Furious” Over Batman Leak

robert-pattinson-variety-batman

Robert Pattinson covers Variety and the interview is great. He discusses the initial rumors that he had been cast in Matt Reeves‘ Batfilm — and he hadn’t even gotten the chance to audition yet, let alone been cast. “When that thing leaked, I was fucking furious. Everyone was so upset. Everyone was panicking from my team. I sort of thought that had blown up the whole thing…I’d had Batman in my mind for a while. It’s such an absurd thing to say. I sort of had an idea to do it, and I’d been prodding Matt. He didn’t accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him.” He also talks about noticing an odd career pattern while shooting his latest film, The Lighthouse: “In the last three or four movies, I’ve got a masturbation scene. I did it in High Life. I did it in Damsel. And The Devil All the Time. I only realized when I did it the fourth time. But when I saw the clay figure of the mermaid, if you’re getting turned on by that, you’re in a very strange place in your life.”

-Speaking of good cover stories, Renee Zellweger talks about her comeback in NY Mag. This is the part that’s raising eyebrows: “It’s interesting that both Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli married gay men, I say, and here she makes the most complicated and hilarious face imaginable, one that seems to say, all at once, Haven’t we all? And Go figure! ‘Cute’s cute,’ she says. ‘Handsome is handsome! Sweet is sweet. If it works…I mean, I mean! Sometimes it just doesn’t really matter. It just dudn’t. If there’s a spark, it just is, and who needs to explain it?’ (At the moment, she’s single, after a long relationship with a musician; her previous high-profile boyfriends include Bradley Cooper, Kenny Chesney, Jim Carrey, and George Clooney.)”

Timothee Chalamet won the Venice red carpet this weekend with the suit that launched a thousand tweets.

-Run to Jodie Smith‘s IG stories RIGHT NOW to see the videos she shot of boyfriend Joshua Jackson in bed with her.

Brad Pitt went to Kanye West’s Sunday Service this weekend, which is…huh.

-Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood got married on Sunday. When it comes to TV star weddings I’m always intrigued by which costars showed up — and which ones didn’t. Wood’s Vampire Diaries costar Paul Wesley, Supergirl’s Odette Annable, and Kevin Smith (who directed several SG episodes), were in attendance.

-Do you think that Harry Styles realized that too many people fell in love with him because of last week’s unbelievably charming Rolling Stone interview, so he was like “F-k it, I’ll just get a bowl cut so y’all will leave me alone.”

-Congrats to Lizzo, who just earned her very first Billboard No. 1 song with “Truth Hurts.”

-This is a very, very sweet video of the Jonas Brothers showing up at a 16-year-old fan’s hospital room because she had to miss their concert due to a chemo treatment.

This is a great piece on how shows like Fleabag, Younger, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel have ushered in a TV landscape that’s less interested in fairy-tale endings than the challenges of modern love.

-Speaking of TV, here’s my picks for the 10 new shows to watch this fall.

-Apple+ is not moving forward with its Richard Gere drama. It’s not a good sign that Apple reportedly did not like the show’s “tone of vigilante justice” and is looking for more “aspirational programming” (which sounds way too close to the happy/earnest vibe Disney+ is going for). On the plus side, maybe it’s ok that the show is dead because the premise sounds *horrible*: two elderly Vietnam veterans’ “lifelong regrets and secrets collide with their resentment of today’s self-absorbed millennials, and the duo go on a shooting spree.”

Christoph Waltz and Liam Hemsworth are going to star in a new Quibi series. It feels like every other day some major star signs onto Quibi, and I still don’t really get what it is.

-Critics are really, really digging the new Joker movie, which premiered at Venice over the weekend. I’m waiting for more female critics to weigh in before I decide if I’m going to see it in theatres.

-I can’t believe how much I laughed at the Between Two Ferns movie trailer. “You killed Matthew McConaughey!”

Taika Waititi skewers Hitler in the new Jojo Rabbit trailer. This is the only ticket I’m really wishing I would have scored for TIFF this weekend, but it sold out SO FAST.

Kim Kardashian Defends Move Into Law

Kim Kardashian covers Vogue Arabia

Kim Kardashian covers Vogue Arabia, in which she pushes back on the criticism she’s received for pursuing a law degree.  (“There is a misconception that I don’t actually have to study and that I’ve bought my way into getting a law degree – that’s absolutely not true. Being underestimated and over-delivering is my vibe.”)

-If you missed last night’s VMAs, here’s a red carpet recap. And the performance you have to check out is Normani’s Motivation. Twitter LIT UP when she was on. She’s gonna be huge.

-I love that Missy Elliott brought out Alyson Stoner (the little girl from the “Work It” video) to recreate her dance routine last night.

January Jones commenting about fellow Mad Men alum Alison Brie’s boobs at the VMAs is a good time.

Justin Theroux went wakeboarding with his The Leftovers costar Ann Dowd and I’m living for it.

-A Bachelor in Paradise contestant didn’t get the memo that the food at their date was just a prop for show only. He still attempted to choke it down, despite his companion’s repeated warnings. “When we get back to the beach and I tell everyone you ate the date food, they’re gonna give you shit. You’re not supposed to eat the date food! I’m trying to help you.”

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ate at a Cheesecake Factory two nights in a row and I’ve never related to them more.

-SNL has lost Leslie Jones, which sucks.

-Everyone was making fun of this headline about Eva Longoria directing a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos movie, but the film is actually the story of Richard Montañez, a janitor working for Frito Lay who revitalized the company by inventing the new flavour.

-The owner of Taylor Swift‘s real-life “Cornelia Street” apartment had no idea who she was when he rented it to her. “She walked in, and I’ll never forget this — she said, ‘Oooh, it’s so crafty.’ And in Taylor-speak, that means ‘I like everything.’ She asked if she could rent not just the house but my style as well. So towels and dishes and glassware and furniture and just kind of ‘Take your clothes and go.’ So I did. She was an absolute delight to deal with.”

-In his new Netflix special, Dave Chappelle calls Michael Jackson rape accusers liars, defends Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart, and ridicules trans people. Gross.

Francis Capra (who plays Weevil on Veronica Mars) retweeted this sexist shit and I just can’t.

-On the other end of the spectrum we have Harry Styles, who embraces his female fandom instead of ridiculing it. He says in his new Rolling Stone cover story: “They’re the most honest — especially if you’re talking about teenage girls, but older as well. They have that bullsh-t detector. You want honest people as your audience. We’re so past that dumb outdated narrative of ‘Oh, these people are girls, so they don’t know what they’re talking about.’ They’re the ones who know what they’re talking about. They’re the people who listen obsessively. They f-cking own this sh-t. They’re running it.”

-This fall books preview reminded me that Rainbow Rowell has a sequel to Carry On coming out next month and I cannot wait!

-I am very interested in the new Briarpatch series, mostly because it stars Rosario Dawson and was created by one of my favourite TV critics. The trailer has me hopeful.

-Speaking of shows produced by Sam Esmail, here’s the trailer for Mr Robot’s final season.

-The new trailer for Dickinson, the upcoming Apple+ show in which Hailee Steinfeld plays poet Emily Dickinson, is very confusing. Is she…twerking??

Timothée Chalamet is a reluctant ruler in the trailer for period piece The King, accompanied by Robert Pattinson in an equally regrettable wig.