What do you think about what @McConaughey is saying here?
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) December 1, 2020
-Ruh roh. In a recent episode of the podcast Under the Skin with Russell Brand, Matthew McConaughey criticized the “far left” and urged Democrats to be nicer to Trump supporters. People far smarter than I have explained what a privileged stance that is.
-I adored this piece on Mariah Carey‘s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, especially when it gets into her songwriting craft.
–Cardi B is headed to trial for putting a man’s tattoo on her first album’s cover.
-Rough day for Cardi. She’s also getting heat for tweeting about wanting a $88,0000 purse.
–Miley Cyrus continues to be an agent of chaos.
-Black Panther’s Letitia Wright has deleted her social media accounts after getting criticized last week for sharing a YouTube video about the dangers of covid vaccines.
-The MTV Movie and TV Awards took place last night, and Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar recreated their Cruel Intentions kiss. Or at least tried to.
-According to Aubrey Plaza, Kristen Stewart got coronavirus while filming The Happiest Season. “COVID was on our set. Kristen got sick, but we didn’t know…It was the last week of February, so people were starting … to talk about coronavirus, but people were kind of laughing about it. Nobody really understood how serious it was. But I think a bunch of people on our set got sick.”
-Euphoria’s second special episode, centered on Hunter Schafer‘s Jules, will premiere Jan 24.
–Hugh Jackman shared a video of himself taking a polar bear plunge.
-Netflix is not bowing to the silliness coming from the UK government over The Crown. In a statement, they said “We have always presented The Crown as a drama — and we have every confidence our members understand it’s a work of fiction that’s broadly based on historical events. As a result we have no plans — and see no need — to add a disclaimer.
–Prince Harry has filed a lawsuit against Associated Newspapers — the same group Meghan Markle is already suing.
-A charity event with reality contestants from a number of shows is getting criticized for its lack of social distancing.
-This thread on how the characters of Gilmore Girls would react during quarantine is perfect.
-Legendary Entertainment is reportedly set to challenge Warner Bros. over the latter’s decision to send Dune and Godzilla vs. Kong to HBO Max on the same day they are set for theatrical releases. Legendary only had 30 minutes notice before WarnerMedia’s 2021 HBO Max plan was announced.
–Steven Soderbergh is hopeful about the future of theatrical releases: “Let’s be clear: there is no bonanza in the entertainment industry that is the equivalent of a movie that grosses a billion dollars or more theatrically. That is the holy grail. So the theatrical business is not going away.”
-One the flip side, here’s a look at what former and current WarnerMedia execs think about what’s been going on there over the past couple years.
-It’s hard to tell how good a superhero movie is going to be from early reactions because they’re always hype, but initial buzz on Wonder Woman 1984 is strong.
-The creators of Black Mirror are making a ‘Death to 2020’ Netflix special and the cast is stacked: Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracey Ullman, Samson Kayo, Leslie Jones, Diane Morgan and Joe Keery.
-Little Red Riding Hood gets the horror treatment in the trailer for Hunted.
-The trailer for A Recipe For Seduction, a co-branded production between KFC and Lifetime, dropped today and the internet went crazy. This is product placement on steroids. I honestly don’t think anyone had “chicken sex thriller” on their 2020 bingo card.