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Scarlett Johansson Calls Herself the “Second Choice”

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Scarlett Johansson is on the cover of Parade, where she talks about getting the role of Black Widow after Emily Blunt bowed out (“The best call you can receive is after you are rejected for something and then you get it. You appreciate it more. I’ve basically made a career out of being second choice”), and being engaged to SNL’s Colin Jost (“What you see is what you get with him. He’s very optimistic, easygoing, funny, nice, and those are the qualities that really drew me to him”).

Meryl Streep singing in a robe and making cocktails during last night’s Stephen Sondheim tribute is all of us right now. It starts at 1:58:49.

-Keep watching, because the performance after that is Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford singing “Move On” at 2:03:38.

Kristin Cavallari has filed for divorce from Jay Cutler, citing “inappropriate marital conduct” and requesting primary custody of their three children. They were in the news recently because of a viral Twitter thread about their multi-week quarantine in the Bahamas.

John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’ threw a potluck Sunday. After fans sent in their family recipes, Martha Stewart, David Chang, Guy Fieri and Stanley Tucci stepped in to try out their time-tested dishes.

-Also, Stanley Tucci is back to making cocktails for our viewing pleasure.

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are expecting their first child together.

Brad Pitt appeared as Dr. Fauci in SNL’s cold open this weekend. (Weirdly, his segment looked more professional than all the others.) Between this and his HGTV appearance, he’s charming his way all over TV lately.

Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp have split after one year of dating.

Riz Ahmed tells GQ: “I have lost two family members to COVID. I just want to believe their deaths and all the others aren’t for nothing. We gotta step up to reimagine a better future.”

-Canadian actors, musicians and public figures came together on Saturday night for a televised special to support frontline and essential workers, and to raise funds for Food Banks Canada. You can watch some highlights here.

-Also, the all-star performance of “Lean on Me” is being released in support of the Canadian Red Cross, and Canadians can contribute to the initiative by streaming the song, viewing the official music video, or downloading the single.

Emma Watson‘s mystery man has been revealed as Leo Robinton, who previously worked at a cannabis company in LA. He’s very pretty.

Britney Spears‘ bf is wearing a jockstrap as a mask? Ok.

Anna Wintour goes jogging in Air Force 1’s so that’s where we’re at now. She’s also taking swipes at the president: “I think we’ve all gotten past the idea that life will simply snap back to normal. (Except our president, who thinks we should try drinking disinfectant mixed with sunshine. To which I say, you first.)”

Cameron Diaz appeared on a recent episode of makeup artist Gucci Westman’s YouTube series, “Makeup & Friends” (clearly shot before social distancing).

-The internet discovered that Dolly Parton’s production company helped produce Buffy the Vampire Slayer and everyone’s so happy.

Nancy Meyers‘ movies are basically kitchen porn. So everyone got very excited when the director instagrammed a pic of her kitchen. It does not disappoint.

Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson‘s The King of Staten Island is migrating to a digital release. It’ll be on demand on June 12. Seth Rogen‘s An American Pickle has also moved from a Sony theatrical release to HBO Max. There’s a very real chance that comedy releases on streaming becomes the norm, while theatrical releases are limited to big budget tentpoles.

-The Oscars’ Board of Governors will meet virtually tomorrow. It’ll be interesting how Oscar season plays out, with most fall film festivals probably not happening (except maybe Telluride), and a fall theatrical marketplace that will likely contain fewer functioning cinemas operating at partial capacity.

-The first clip of Love, Victor has been released. It’s Hulu’s spinoff of Love, Simon.

Scarlett Johansson Goes Solo

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Scarlett Johansson covers EW to promote Black Widow. She talks about only having met Florence Pugh a few times before they filmed their first scene together (“Immediately we were in each other’s space, like, ‘All right, I’m going to grab your armpit, and you put your hand under my knee in a pretzel'”) and why she didn’t want the movie to just be “like Bourne, but with a woman” (“I hope that this film continues pushing that boundary, so that we can actually have more female superheroes who are inherently female, and aren’t just Batman in heels or whatever”).

-The Hollywood Reporter just released their stars and their stylists issue, which I always adore.

-Wow. Harvey Weinstein just got 23 years in jail, which is close to the maximum possible sentence, if his terms were run consecutively, of 29 years. The judge said “This is your first conviction, but not your first offense.”

-Meanwhile, before sentencing he said in the courtroom “I am totally confused. I think men are confused about these issues. Thousands of men are losing due process. I’m worried about this country.” It’s pretty ballsy to complain about a lack of due process — when you’ve just been afforded it.

Jenna Dewan gave birth to baby No. 2, a boy she named Callum Michael Rebel Kazee.

Wendy Williams called out Nicki Minaj for marrying Kenneth Petty, who registered as a sex offender this week following a 1995 conviction for first-degree attempted rape. “You should’ve never married him because now you’ve ruined everything about what your brand could be.”

Dakota Johnson‘s gives Architectural Digest a peek inside her home and I kind of love it.

-This video of today’s daytime talk shows with no audiences due to covid-19 is very eerie.

Naomi Campbell showed up to a flight from LA to NYC on Tuesday clad in a full hazmat suit, surgical mask and latex gloves included. Look, I had to self-isolate today due to this damn virus and even I think this is irresponsible and panic-inducing.

-Westworld is trying to make it seem like its truly reinvented itself for season 3, but in the end it seems like it’s just more of the same.

Jon Bernthal is set to star in an American Gigolo TV reboot at Showtime and wow, do I love that casting!

-Speaking of shows I want in my eyeballs immediately, Scott Foley has been cast to headline a dramedy about the ballet.

Brad Pitt is coming to HGTV for Celebrity IOU With Drew and Jonathan Scott. Each episode will feature a star getting hands-on with the brothers to imagine a design plan to reward their mentors, friends or family member.

-The Ellen Show got the three Love Is Blind couples together for a game of Never Have I Ever.

-Meanwhile, I’m kind of shocked that Gwyneth Paltrow watched Love Is Blind.

John Krasinski says he and Ryan Reynolds “turned into 14-year-old boys” when they got to meet a surprisingly friendly owl at Reynolds’ daughter’s birthday party.

Colin Firth and Julie Walters star in a new adaptation of The Secret Garden.

Golden Globes 2019: Best and Worst Dressed

 

TV and film’s biggest stars pulled out all the stops at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Red lips, big sleeves and plunging necklines were the big themes of the red carpet. Nicole and I made our picks for the best and worst looks of the night below. (Spoiler alert: we both liked Kerry Washington’s boob necklace. Fight us.)

BEST DRESSED AT THE 2020 GOLDEN GLOBES:

Jen: I adore a good ladysuit and Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge more than delivers in this sparkly Ralph & Russo. Love the cut, love the hair, love the attitude, love her.

Nicole: Although the structure of Beanie Feldstein’s Oscar de la Renta gown is simple, it’s flattering and I like the way the neckline frames her face and her simple yet elegant braided headband. The look is fun, youthful and perfect for a young nominee.

Jen: Ana de Armas‘ knives are out in this sparkling blue Ralph & Russo number. Bonus points for the pockets!

Nicole: Taylor Swift is wearing boho Italian brand Etro and the bold print is a standout on the red carpet. The tank-style top is casual and the cutout keeps the large structured gown from overwhelming her frame. The gown says ‘I know I’m just here for fun and definitely not to win for #Cats.’

Jen: When Zoey Deutch stepped onto the red carpet in this perfectly tailored canary Fendi jumpsuit, I gasped. The colour is perfect, the hair is excellent and the jewelry pulls the whole thing together. A stunner.

Nicole: Charlize Theron is wearing Dior as per usual but this look is carried by her overall styling with the black nails, the corset trend, the shoulder cape and a totally different green shade that we’ve not seen. Electric and edgy and matches her overall vibe. Max girl crush.

Jen: I was really hoping Saoirse Ronan would bring it, and she did not disappoint! This slinky, backless, sideboob-y Celine is a dream. She can, as the kids say, step on my neck.

Nicole: Kerry Washington in Altuzzara is a revelation. I love the slinky skirt which totally offsets the structured jacket under which she’s wearing… a necklace? God, I love this even though I have no idea what’s happening. Her styling is impeccable with a sleek bob and bright red lip. Edgy and elegant. [Jen: I also love this look but judging from the internet, we’re totally alone in this 🤣]

WORST DRESSED AT THE 2020 GOLDEN GLOBES:

Jen: I love when stars take a risk on the red carpet, but Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Fendi look is a LOT to process. My eyes don’t know where to focus first. The ab-baring bikini with the prairie dress cover up? The necklace buried underneath? The colour that matches her spray tan? The ass corset? It’s all too much!!

Nicole: Jennifer Lopez showed up with A Rod who looked more like her security detail than her fiancée. From the neck up, she’s gorgeous. Then it’s like a Christmas gift that I wrapped (i.e. – no amount of bows can make up for how awful it looks). Wrinkled and big and not what I would have expected from Maison Valentino or her. (Also shut the f*ck up during her interviews, ARod.)

Jen: I know the internet is in love with Baby Yoda, but there’s no need for cosplay, Jodie Comer. This is a wrinkled, shapeless disaster from Mary Katrantzou. Villanelle would never!

Nicole: Cate Blanchett is a VIBE but her Mary Katranzou dress is as messy as the film she’s nominated for (Where’d You Go Bernadette was better as a book!). She leans into the statement sleeve trend but the bodice and skirt throw this look off-kilter. New York Times’ IG caption said “wait for the back” but I guess that’s only because it’s just as bad from behind?

Jen: Dakota Fanning plays the part of a pouffy princess in Dior. I’m all for a bit of whimsy on the red carpet, but Kirsten Dunst did it better tonight in pale pink Rodarte.

Nicole: From the waist up, Scarlett Johansson up looks lovely. Predictable but lovely. So why on earth would Vera Wang feel the need to add a giant ass bow? Why does this continue to be a thing? Also can we just construct better gowns that don’t need figure skater material to hold them together? What happened to good old fashioned double-sided tape??