–Ryan Reynolds and his ad agency pulled together that Peleton ad in response to And Just Like That in only 48 hours. Reynolds did a quick Aviation Gin ad when that cringey holiday Peloton commercial went viral a couple years ago, so it makes sense that they would come to him for some instant brand rehabilitation. (Don’t watch if you’re not caught up with the Sex and the City revival, obvs.)
–Tom Holland and Zendaya are super cute here, talking about how they can’t be in the kitchen at the same time because her cooking style is haphazard, while he likes to precisely follow recipes.
–Britney Spears posted a bunch of screengrabs of her notes app which contained basically stream of conscious thoughts about hot chocolate and Christmas shopping, but she did make some pointed comments about her infamous 2003 interview with Diane Sawyer.
-I’m not sure what the baby bar exam is, but Kim Kardashian says she passed it.
-God, that Succession finale was so good. I kept thinking about how Kieran Culkin said he and Jeremy Strong disagree about whether the show is a comedy or a drama, and how that scene in the parking lot perfectly embodied that.
-Meanwhile, Jeremy Strong‘s celeb friends keep rushing to “defend” him over that completely innocuous magazine profile. Aaron Sorkin, Adam Mckay and Anne Hathaway weighed in over the weekend, which inadvertently kept it in the news cycle. Are stars really so far removed from the profiles of 10-20 years ago that they think any article that isn’t incredibly fawning is a hit piece? That New Yorker profile did more to humanize Strong than any other interview I’ve read with him. Does everyone in Hollywood forget when celebs weren’t media trained within an inch of their lives, and profiles weren’t just PR fluff pieces? They should all revisit Jennifer Lopez’s 1998 Movieline interview (in which she slams Gwyneth Paltrow, Cameron Diaz, and more) to remember how these things used to go.
-Everyone’s guessing Adam Mckay and Will Ferrell for this blind item, which seems crazy.
-Any movie that isn’t a superhero flick seems to be struggling at the box office (and we are, after all, still in a pandemic) but West Side Story’s returns were bad enough to surprise people.
–Olivia Colman inadvertently mocked Jack Whitehall’s acting when they both appeared on the Graham Norton Show. God, I love her.
–Keanu Reeves also appeared on that episode of GNS — and forgot the name of the movie he was promoting.
-Meanwhile, Keanu Reeves and his Bill & Ted costar Alex Winter has a double date this weekend.
–Armie Hammer’s lawyer told People: “I can confirm that Mr. Hammer has left the treatment facility and is doing great.”
-The Ben Affleck/Ana de Armas erotic thriller Deep Water is being released after all. It’s coming to Hulu in the US and Amazon Prime elsewhere. Does this mean they get to skip the awkward press tour?
-I missed this video of Adele doing a makeup tutorial with NikkieTutorials. I love this as a promo tour stop!
–Elon Musk was named TIME’s ‘Person of the Year’ and nobody is happy about it.
–Drake and Kanye West put their beef aside to forces for a much-anticipated benefit concert in Los Angeles last week — and everyone was talking about how Ye outshined Drake.
-It’s interesting to see Station Eleven make some Best of 2021 TV lists, seeing as it just debuts this week.
-I watched The Hating Game this weekend and was pleasantly surprised, given the buildup I had in my head. And the reviews are good!
–Susan Sarandon is the queen of country music in the trailer for Fox’s Monarch.
-The gang returns to Hogwarts in the first full trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore.