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Steven Soderbergh

Lindsay Lohan Is Engaged

-Congrats to Lindsay Lohan, who’s engaged to boyfriend Bader Shammas. They’ve been dating since at least last year.

-Texans can breathe a sigh of relief: Matthew McConaughey has decided not to run for governor.  Prob for the best; he recently did a NYT interview with Kara Swisher and when she asked him about voter suppression, he had no idea what she was talking about.

-Nooooo! Tiffany Haddish and Common have reportedly called it quits after a year of dating.

-Insecure’s Natasha Rothwell talked about the rough time she had in the SNL writers’ room, and how she had to raise her hand and ask to speak. Interestingly, the head writer during her tenure would have been Colin Jost.

-Of course Kevin Hart is defending Dave Chappelle. Of course he is.

-HBO Max has announced a third Magic Mike movie with Channing Tatum and Steven Soderbergh. Hmmm. The first MM film (which Soderbergh directed) got better reviews, but I will ride hard for Magic Mike XXL, which he wasn’t involved with. I want a sequel to that one.

-In news that will surprise no one, Tom Holland is set to return for more Spider-Man movies after this one.

-A lot of people are watching Disney+’s Hawkeye — just not all of them are doing it legally.

-According to a new book, Prince Charles is the one who asked about baby Archie’s skin tone. (He’s denying it.)

Eliza Dushku talked to Harpers Bazaar about how a ‘forced arbitration clause’ in her Bull contract prevented her from taking a sexual harassment case against CBS to court.

-No one is doing thirst traps as well as Elliot Page these days.

Tom Ford had some harsh words for House of Gucci. I mean, I saw Nocturnal Animals and I’m not sure he’s should judge.

Jesse Plemons says that people called him “Meth Damon” after he starred on Breaking Bad, and that’s both cruel and perfect.

-I started watching the new HBO show from Mindy Kaling called Sex Lives of College Girls and it’s great. There’s one actress in particular who’s blowing everyone else away so I looked her up — and it turns out she’s Timothée Chalamet’s sister.

Madonna somehow linked Instagram censoring her nipple to the genocide of indigenous people. As you do.

Bad Bunny turned 27 this year and is all about introspection in his new Vulture profile.

Seth Meyers revealed and his wife, Alexi Ashe, recently welcomed their third child, a baby girl.

Ryan Reynolds is urging fans to help BC flood victims.

-Meanwhile, Canada honoured him with a Governor General’s Award and he was serenaded by BNL’s Steven Page.

Catherine O’Hara also received a Governor General’s Award, and her Schitt’s Creek costar Noah Reid serenaded her — while paying tribute to her character’s wigs.

Nina Dobrev and Abigail Cowen star in the trailer for Redeeming Love.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Getting Divorced, Says Page Six

-Welp. According to Page Six, it’s splitsville for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. If true, I wonder why they didn’t try to slide this news under the cover of holiday madness last week?

Emma Stone confirmed what we’ve known for months: she’s expecting her first child.

-I didn’t even know there was a rumour about Zoë Kravitz dating Channing Tatum, but they’re already denying it.

-The Alexander Wang assault allegations don’t seem to be going away, despite his vehement denial and the near-total silence from the fashion industry.

-The Grammy Awards will no longer be held this month and have been postponed as COVID-19 cases surge in Los Angeles. Organizers are hoping to hold it in March, but that seems wildly optimistic.

Arnold Schwarzenegger accidentally referred to son-in-law Chris Pratt as Chris Evans on Instagram, which is a belated xmas gift to all of us.

-In a new interview, Patty Jenkins details her “internal war” with Warner Bros. over the first Wonder Woman movie. “Everybody in the industry wanted to hire me. But I felt like they wanted to hire me like a beard; they wanted me to walk around on set being a woman director, but it was their story and their vision.”

-Meanwhile, this is a very good piece on how the second Wonder Woman is supposed to be for women, but still isn’t about women.

-The Bean Dad apologized. It’s not bad, in spite of the “let themselves be triggered” nonsense.

Meghan McCain returned to The View after her mat leave, and Joy Behar did not mince words about her feelings on the return. “I did not miss you. Zero.”

-Following a day of conflicting information about the status of her health, actress Tanya Roberts has died at the age of 65. She passed away last night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.

-This Is Us’ producers are blaming covid for a scene in which a teen took a pregnancy test with what was clearly an ovulation test.

Steven Soderbergh released his annual list of every piece of pop culture he consumed in 2020, and once again I feel like a luddite.

-Mr. Bean star Rowan Atkinson was trending earlier because he weighed in on “cancel culture” in a new interview, saying “It’s important that we’re exposed to a wide spectrum of opinion, but what we have now is the digital equivalent of the medieval mob roaming the streets looking for someone to burn.” I’m raising my eyebrows more about the part where he talks about “the weight of responsibility” of playing Mr Bean.

Cardi B defended turning off “WAP” when her 2-year-old daughter enters the room. “I’m not [JoJo Siwa]! I don’t make music for kids I make music for adults.”

Maria Bakalova, the Bulgarian star of Borat 2, says she’s kept in touch with the film’s 62-year-old babysitter. “Jeanise is a true angel. I will probably always think of her as my godmother, a real hero and life coach. We had a real human connection from the very first day we met. I called her on Thanksgiving. It was my first American Thanksgiving and was also my best. I was so happy to talk to her that I started to cry. When we were shooting, it was very hard for me, because I wanted to tell her not to worry about me.”

-Rumour has it that Jodie Whittaker will be leaving Doctor Who soon.

-The Dexter revival has tapped Clancy Brown as its big bad. I just saw him in Promising Young Woman (which we all must watch and talk about because I can’t stop thinking about it.)

Jared Padalecki in Men’s Health is, um, surprising.

Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in Locked Down, the first romantic comedy set during the pandemic — and it looks surprisingly good? Instead of the endless Zoom calls that have plagued most quar projects, these guys are planning a diamond heist. And good news for Canadians: it drops on Crave the same day it arrives on HBO Max – next Thursday.

Matthew McConaughey Rails Against “Hollywood Elites”

-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.