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Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney

-This is HUGE: Scarlett Johansson filed a lawsuit today against Disney, claiming that the decision to stream Black Widow on Disney+ while also releasing it in theaters breached her contract and could cost her tens of millions of dollars. Her salary was largely based on the theatrical box office receipts and she gets bonuses whenever the tally reaches certain milestones. Estimates suggest she lost out on $50M in bonuses when Disney pushed it to streaming and refused to renegotiate.

-Disney fired back, saying that she has so far received $20M from the project and her lawsuit shows a “callous disregard” to the pandemic. Please. At this point when almost all theatres have reopened, its simultaneous debut on streaming had less to do about safety and more about adding Disney+ subscribers. She’s missing out on bonuses her male counterpoints have reaped because the distribution strategies have shifted while their compensation structures haven’t changed. It’s not just about a millionaire complaining; it’s about the old way of doing things being dead. Netflix already pays out talent up front, and after announcing their simultaneous streaming debuts, Warner Bros went back and amended contracts to pay actors more up front since the potential box office take was reduced.

-The Hawkeye series at Disney+, starring Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld, will debut on November 24. I became way more interested in this show once I realized that’s where Florence Pugh‘s Black Widow character is heading next.

-Broadway is the latest to require all workers to be vaccinated.

-Manifest is in top spot on the streaming chart for the third straight week, even though its future remains in limbo.

-With all the love that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is getting from critics (it’s 97% fresh!), David Ayers made a post about his Suicide Squad: “The studio cut is not my movie… A handful of people have seen it. If someone says they have seen it, they haven’t.”

-The first posters for the House of Gucci trailer by Ridley Scott have arrived. Lady Gaga looks amazing; Jared Leto is ridiculous.

-It leads in nicely to this piece on Hollywood’s enduring love of fat suits.

Camila Cabello posted a video about waiting to fart until Shawn Mendes left the house. Ok then.

-Netflix renewed Sweet Tooth (a show I really liked but haven’t gotten around to ep 3 yet) for season 2.

Candace Cameron Bure has apologized for dancing sexily with a Bible in a TikTok clip, saying “So many of you thought I was trying to be seductive, which clearly means I’m not a very good actress because I was trying to be strong, not sexy. So I guess that didn’t work, but I deleted it.”

DaBaby just can’t seem to help himself.

Jason Sudeikis talked about how Foo Fighters song “My Hero” influenced Ted Lasso season 2.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s daughter is named Delta, which isn’t working out so well for her at this particular moment of humanity.

Jennifer Garner inked a partnership with Netflix that will see the actress star in and produce movies, including a sequel to Yes Day.

Joshua Jackson revealed that he bought his childhood home, and his daughter now sleeps in his old bedroom. “There was a mural of a dragon on the wall in that room that I couldn’t believe was still there, years later. The owner [who sold him the house] said, ‘I knew it meant a lot to somebody and that they were going to come back for it some day.'”

-Doctor Who’s Jodie Whittaker and Chris Chibnall are leaving the show in 2022.

Angelina Jolie earned a victory in her lengthy court battle against Brad Pitt over custody of their children, but it could lead to their current custody arrangement being overturned, with the proceedings starting over again.

-I love that Vulture has brought back the report card-style reviews for Gossip Girl. Ah, memories!

Oscar Isaac is haunted by his past in the trailer for The Card Counter, co-starring Tiffany Haddish.

Will Smith plays Richard Williams, the father of legendary tennis siblings, Venus and Serena Williams, in the new trailer for the Oscar-baity King Richard.

Viola Davis’s Family Photos

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Viola Davis and her family star in W’s new photo essay, directed by “Auntie” Regina King.

-NAACP Image Awards took place on Saturday and its at-home fashions made it the best award show yet this year.

Armie Hammer has been dropped from another film. This one is Billion Dollar Spy, a Cold War drama costarring Mads Mikkelsen.

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were at their home in LA this weekend when someone broke in. The robbers made a quick exit when they realized the couple was home but managed to make off with Mendes’ SUV.

-Speaking of robberies, Beyonce‘s storage units were broken into and $1 million worth of designer goods was lifted.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian went on a double date to UFC 260 with Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly — where Barker and Kardashian might have been spotted sucking each other’s fingers?I don’t have it in me right now to watch the videos to confirm.

Amanda Seyfried has signed on to play Elizabeth Holmes in Hulu’s limited series The Dropout. I’m loving the comeback streak she seems to have going right now…

-The Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series begins production in April, and the series just added Rupert Fiend and Kumail Nanjiani to the cast.

-Miss Scarlet has been renewed for Season 2 at PBS. I found this little show to be so charming.

Hunter Harris wrote about DeuxMoi and how it’s changed the gossip landscape.

Kate Middleton wrote a letter to Sarah Everard’s family. A Kensington Palace spokesperson said: “We do not comment on private correspondence” (even though it sort of seems like they were the source?).

Sharon Osbourne has left The Talk after the controversy involving allegations of misconduct and racist remarks.

-CBS called itself out for referencing Woody Allen in a segment about “cancel culture.”

Lindsay Lohan released a new single called “Lullaby” as an NFT.

Russell Crowe might be filming a cameo for Thor: Love And Thunder.

Lil Nas X continues to crush conservatives on Twitter and I love him.

Rebecca Hall is grieving her dead husband while battling a strange presence in her house in the first trailer for The Night House.

Jennifer Lopez’s Inauguration Performance Gets Mixed Reviews

JLo’s performance at the inauguration was, um, interesting. But I adored the white outfit — and the photo shoot.

The New Radicalsappearance at today’s inauguration makes more sense when you learn that “You Get What You Give” was the Biden family’s breakfast rallying song when Beau was going through cancer treatment. *sob*

Lady Gaga took her tech entrepreneur boyfriend Michael Polansky to the inauguration.

Rihanna had today’s best social media post.

-I’m not a huge James Corden fan but his “One Day More” song with Broadway stars was pretty spectacular.

-There’s no update on the Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello engagement rumours but she’s making headlines for her charitable work: she’s teaming with Movement Voter Fund to launch the Healing Justice Project, which will focus on giving frontline activists access to mental health support.

Danny Masterson has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping three women and is out on $3.3 million bail.

Lori Harvey and Michael B Jordan continue to enjoy their blissful bubble.

-Variety’s latest Actors On Actors video features Daniel Kaluuya and Tom Holland, and it’s all very charming. Holland says he broke his laptop when he found out he’d landed Spider-Man: “I flipped it up in the air. It fell off my bed. My dog went nuts. I ran downstairs. I was telling my family, “I got the part! I got the part!”‘

-Lupin (a French Netflix show about a gentleman thief who steals a diamond necklace for revenge) is on track to reach more households than recent buzzy fare such as Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit.

-I haven’t started it yet but the reviews are glowing.

-Every time there’s a fluffy People story about Kristen Bell, I remember Deux Moi’s recent posts about how she’s being groomed to take over Ellen’s job.

-I just got all caught up on The Boys (I blame Aya Cash) and am now crushing on Jack Quaid. This IG Live in which Jane Levy assures him he’s hot is hilarious.

-Netflix stock hit an all-time high today.

Jovan Adepo, Grace Van Patten and Mary J. Bilge star in The Violent Heart trailer.