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Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue Wows Us

Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Cover

-There’s so much I love about Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood cover. The majority of actors featured are POC! It was shot by someone other than Annie Leibovitz! The ladies are fully clothed! Regina King looks amazing! It features Elizabeth Debicki — who should be getting wayyyy more buzz for her stunning turn in Widows! I probably would have switched out Nicholas Hoult for Brian Tyree Henry, who might have had the best year of anyone in Hollywood, but this is still pretty great.

-Millennium Films put out a statement confirming that Bryan Singer is going to keep his $10M Red Sonya directing gig even after yesterday’s exposé. The film will adapt a comic book character who becomes a great swordsperson after a group of mercenaries kill her family and their leader rapes her. And Singer’s the guy who gets to tell that story. So that’s just effing great.

David Tennant is launching his own podcast next week and his first guest will be his former Broadchurch costar and current Oscar nom Olivia Colman. Get in my ear holes!!

Jeff Bridges is teasing that his Big Lebowski character will return on Feb 3 — in a Super Bowl commercial.

-I can’t stop staring at this image that Julianne Moore posted on Instagram. Stun-ning!

-This interview with Catharine O’Hara is a total delight.

George Clooney responded to The Guardian’s op-ed that questioned his loyalty in helping Sudan with his own article.

Priyanka Chopra is back from her honeymoon and proving that being married hasn’t stopped her from pulling off bad jeans.

-Is it weird to get turned on by a promo image for a play?

-Only “Shallow” from A Star Is Born and “All the Stars” from Black Panther will be performed at the Oscars. The nominated songs from Mary Poppins, RBG or Buster Scruggs won’t make the cut.

-I’m pretty pumped for USA’s new Briarpatch show starring Rosario Dawson, which was written by one of my fave podcasters.

-The CW is sticking with what it knows. They just ordered spinoffs of Jane the Virgin and Riverdale.

-Everyone’s talking about the batshit ending of Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway‘s new movie Serenity so I went ahead and spoiled myself. Worth it.

-Go, Anna Wintour!

-I’m pretty much all the way out on the Handmaid’s Tale at this point, but Christopher Meloni and Elizabeth Reaser are both good gets.

-The trailer for The Umbrella Academy, Netflix’s new show starring Ellen Page, looks like an American version of Misfits and I’m kind of here of it. They even cast Nathan!

Melissa McCarthy Calls Out Billy Bush in New Interview

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-In her InStyle cover storyMelissa McCarthy recalls being subjected to a terrible interview by someone who sounds a lot like Billy Bush. “I do remember another interview I did for Bridesmaids with somebody who later lost his job for a conversation he had on a bus with someone else. I won’t mention names, but just think about it. He kept asking, ‘Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?’ He was like, ‘Oh, your tremendous size, you can actually work?’ I just remember all the blood drained out of me. I thought, ‘With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.’ ”

In her new People cover story, Nicole Kidman says she knew she wanted to marry Keith Urban after just six months of dating. “It was my [38th] birthday, and he stood outside with gardenias at 5 a.m. on my stoop in New York. That is when I went, ‘This is the man I hope I get to marry.'”

-Here’s how Kevin Hart worded his second apology: “Once again, Kevin Hart apologizes for his remarks that hurt members of the LGBTQ community. I apologize.” He added it’s not his “life dream” to become an LGBTQ ally. That’s swell.

-Meawhile, it seems that the Academy has resigned itself to the fact that the Oscars will air with no host for the first time in 30 years, according to Variety.

-In his new Hollywood Reporter cover storySamuel L Jackson admits he was a functioning crack addict for 15 years. “The whole time I was using, sure, I had a good reputation. I showed up on time, I did my lines. I was great. But there was something that was keeping me from getting to that next place.”

Kit Harrington says the cast was pretty much over it while filming the final GoT season.

-Marvel is making a TV show about Vision and Scarlet Witch for Disney’s new streaming service, with Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olson expected to reprise the roles they originated on the big screen.

Rosario Dawson is reportedly dating Senator Corey Booker.

-Just months after being pushed out of Disney and Pixar, Skydance Media has hired alleged sexual harasser John Lasseter. God, how deflating must that be for the women who work there?

Mariah Carey has settled the lawsuit with former manager Stella Bulochnikov, who sued the singer for sexual harassment after working with her for about three years.

-Woah. Jordan Peele is taking on the Lorena Bobbit story in a new documentary for Amazon Prime. Here’s the first trailer.

-Oof, Nina Dobrev‘s new CBS sitcom is getting panned.

-The Green Book crew continue to make things worse, not better with every interview.

Natasha Lyonne keeps dying then subsequently reliving her birthday in the trailer for Netflix’s Russian Doll, produced by Amy Poehler. Critics who’ve already screened it are loving it.

-Meanwhile, critics are not loving M. Night Shymalan‘s Glass. The embargo was lifted this afternoon and the reviews are mostly negative.

Anthony Mackie and Margaret Qualley are the last survivors on a toxic earth in the trailer for Netflix’s new sci-fi film IO.

-The Little trailer, starring Regina Hall and Issa Rae, looks like an updated version of Big and I’m so here for it.

Taylor Swift Talks Songwriting with Rock Muse Pattie Boyd

Taylor Swift interviews Pattie Boyd for Harper s Bazaar

Taylor Swift is on the cover of the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar — but she’s not interviewed. Instead, the suddenly press-shy pop star is the one asking the questions, interviewing musical muse Pattie Boyd. This is a pretty brilliant way of staying in the spotlight without having to answer any personal questions.

George Clooney was injured today after his scooter was hit by a car on the Italian island of Sardinia. (He has already been released from the hospital.) Clooney was driving 60 mph when he was thrown from his bike and traveled 20 feet in the air before hitting a car’s windshield; his helmet shattered on impact. PROTECT HIS FACE!

-The fact that Dwayne Johnson has fully embraced the fact that the internet calls him “Daddy” makes me very happy.

Justin Bieber posted a very long, very gushy Instagram post about getting engaged to Hailey Baldwin. “The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!!..My goodness does feel good to have our future secured!” Sure thing, bud.

-Meanwhile, Baldwin joked that she doesn’t want him to regrow his moustache for the wedding, which makes me like her.

-I missed almost all of these hidden words in the Sharper Objects premiere. Also, I’m really glad I’m not the only one who had to watch it with closed captioning on. Speak up, y’all!

Jonathan Rhys Meyers was briefly detained at LAX following an alleged verbal altercation with his wife on an American Airlines flight. His wife has since posted an apology on Instagram. “Eight months of sobriety and an unfortunate day of airline travel. We were in South America specifically working holistically through anger issues that result in these kinds of episodes. When in it…he is not in a frame of mind where he can really even comprehend the repercussions and necessary response to his own actions.”

-Who the hell wants to drink Handmaid’s Tale wine? Not everything needs a product tie-in, Hollywood.

-Maybe Rihanna and Hassan Jameel are fighting in these photos. Maybe she’s just animatedly telling him about the plot of Killing Eve. It’s hard to say (but the internet is say it anyway.)

Rosario Dawson, who fielded a lot of broadcast pilot offers, has signed on to star in USA Network’s Briarpatch from Mr Robot’s Sam Esmail and podcaster Andy Greenwald. I’ve been listening to Greewald since his Grantland days and even though I don’t know him, I’m weirdly proud of him for this. “Great job, Baranski!”

Chris Evans continues to win Twitter (this time with an assist from Billy Eichner).

-Thanks to the success of comedy specials from the likes of Hannah Gadsby and Ali Wong, Netflix is preparing to debut a ridiculous amount of stand up shows in 2019.

-Speaking of Hannah Gadsby, I just discovered her art history series on YouTube. She’s the best!

Tyler Perry surprised Tiffany Haddish with a new Telsa because she kept talking about getting one, but then wouldn’t do it. He told her “what I’ve learned is that it’s OK to spend a little bit.”

-Everything about Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman‘s new craft show seems adorable, including this promo clip in which they have a craft-themed pun-off.

-Now Nick Cannon has chimed into the Kevin Hart vs Mike Epps feud.

-Pretty much everyone who was part of Step Brothers came together for this oral history on the movie.

Roseanne Barr says she dropped out of a tell-all TV special and will now interview herself on YouTube.  (It’s unclear whether she ever had an interview booked with any TV network in the first place.)

-Apple continues to sink money into their upcoming TV offering, getting Jason Momoa to star in its futuristic drama See.

Billy Dee Williams is returning for Star Wars Episode IX as OG Lando Calrissian.

André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn star in Hulu’s new Castle Rock, produced by J.J. Abrams and Steven King. This trailer is incredibly creepy.

(Random note of randomness: I’ll be making some updates to the site design this week to make it more mobile-friendly. Please bear with me!)

-This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman‘s next tear-jerking project is Life Itself, a multi-generational drama that sees Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac falling in love. It also stars Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening and Mandy Patinkin.