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Regina King’s Golden Year

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-I missed that People named Regina King one of their people of the year last week. I’m bummed that covid has stolen some of the shine she’d be getting right now for her directing of One Night In Miami, which is a lock for Oscar noms.

-Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West planning an announcement? There seems to be a lot of sources planting hints in reputable outlets about their marriage problems. One tells E! News “they spend a lot of time apart”, while People is reporting that they’re living separate lives.

Shawn Mendes appeared on Dax Shepard‘s podcast and talked about the “frustrating” rumours surrounding his sexuality: “You want to say, ‘I’m not gay but it’d be fine if I was gay — but also there’s nothing wrong with being gay, but I’m not.'”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have inked an exclusive multi-year deal with Spotify through newly formed production company Archewell Audio. Together, they plan to host and produce podcasts that uplift and entertain audiences.

-Wonder Woman 1984 costars Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig made a silly video about their friendship.

-Meanwhile, the first reviews for Wonder Woman 1984 are in, and critics seem to like it a lot!

-The reviews for Wild Mountain Thyme, starring Jamie Dornan and Emily Blunt with terrible Irish accents, are hilarious. This one is my fave so far: “Are straight people okay? Have all of the proper romantic conflicts between straight people been used up by now on-screen and so… this… is what is left?”

Cardi B surprised Offset with a Lamborghini for his 29th birthday. I am living the wrong life.

-In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Taylor Swift was asked directly about the Woodvale conspiracy (which claims that evermore is part of an album trilogy). She seems to laugh it off but her fans aren’t swayed.

Christopher Walken says he’s never owned a computer or cell phone, surprising no one.

Debra Messing is apologizing after one of her tweets criticizing Trump appeared homophobic.

-It’s kind of hilarious that Peter Quill in the Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel franchise is both polyamorous and bisexual (according to the latest comic) and in the movies he’s played by Chris Pratt. I’m really hoping they write this into his next script.

-The Christmas Setup, the only Lifetime holiday movie I’ve been looking forward to, is airing on CTV Drama on Friday. Yay!

-HBO Max is honoring a request by Dave Chappelle to remove Chappelle’s Show from the streaming service at the end of this year.

-Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard is in police custody as his sex assault investigations continue.

Lily James and Sebastian Stan are set to play Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in a Hulu limited series about the former couple. I don’t even understand those words.

-Here’s the new Nomadland trailer. This movie stayed with me a long time.

Regina Hall’s Birthday Anthem

Regina Hall turned 50 and celebrated by posting a hilarious song about it.

More details from FKA twigs‘s lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf have emerged, and her accusations are chilling. She says when filming The Tax Collector, he got so into his gangster character he drove around Los Angeles, shooting stray dogs dead so that he could get into the “mindset” of a killer.
She claims he also demanded she sleep naked and forced her to watch documentaries about murdered women before going to bed. He apparently was paranoid and suffered recurring delusions about gang members breaking into his home, so he slept with a loaded rifle at their bedside, but insisted on keeping the front door unlocked. She also says he would count the number of kisses she’d give him on any given day, and berate her if it wasn’t enough, and he knowingly infected her with an STD. Meanwhile, rumors surrounding LaBeouf’s alleged domestic violence have existed for years.

-Also, Sia tweeted her support for FKA twigs and said ‘pathological liar’ Shia LaBeouf ‘conned’ her into an ‘adulterous relationship.’“I’m sorry @Sia. This reinforces why I had to publicly share my experience. we need to support each other,” FKA responded.

George Clooney says he’s barely left his home since March because he’s worried about his 3-year-old asthmatic son and offers the understatement of 2020: “It’s been a crappy year”

-Once again Hollywood is proving that the world is a much different place than when I was in high school: Chris Pine is currently in talks to star in the film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons.

Meghan Markle has made her first private investment — a company that counts Oprah amongst its fans.

Snoop Dogg doesn’t agree with Cardi B’s “Wap,” and says women should have privacy and leave things to the imagination. This is the guy whose debut album was called Doggystyle, right?!

Janelle Monae wants to work with the Nolan brothers. Maybe? It’s confusing.

-Say what you will about Christopher Nolan‘s stance on the Warner movies streaming on HBO Max, but he’s not wrong when he talks about how the new deal screws over unions.

-This is a very good recap of the best TV of the year. 2020 feels so long that I forgot most of these gems aired this year. Bojack Horseman’s series finale feels like decades ago.

Dolly Parton saved her 9-year-old Netflix movie co-star from an oncoming car. Is there nothing she can’t do??!

Charley Pride passed away from complications due to covid over the weekend — one month after he attended the CMA Awards, which were much criticized for being held maskless inside and not appearing safe. Producers of the show have since responded to the backlash and say they followed protocols.

Ashanti had to postpone her Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole after she tested positive for Covid-19. This came as no surprise to anyone who’s been following her travelogues on social media.

Dakota Johnson was seen wearing what looks like an engagement ring.

Nancy Meyers says she’s done making movies because they went from stressful but fun to just stressful. “Once superhero movies really became the only movie studios cared about, the experience of making a movie like mine changed. I remember when I finished The Intern, I thought, ‘I think this is it.'”

-The Office is coming to Peacock streaming in January, and they’re making the first two seasons free plus adding new footage from the show.

Taylor Swift released the “dancing witch version of Willow,” remixed by Elvira.

Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel reunited for a live script reading of Elf to raise money for the Democratic Party of Georgia.

-Good news for Canadians: we’ll be able to legally watch Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day like the US. Rental is $29.99 on VOD.

-Speaking of Christmas Day releases, the full Bridgerton trailer has arrived, and Shonda Rhimes adaptation of the romance novels for Netflix looks like everything I’ve ever wanted!

 

FKA twigs Accuses Shia LaBeouf of ‘Relentless Abuse’ and Sexual Battery

-Whoa. FKA twigs has filed a lawsuit against Shia LaBeouf, her former boyfriend, accusing him of sexual battery, assault and infliction of emotional distress. She says last Valentine’s Day, after returning from a trip where she woke up and he was choking her, he removed his seatbelt while speeding toward Los Angeles and threatened to crash unless she professed her love for him. When they stopped at a gas station, she says he assaulted her, throwing her against the car while screaming in her face before forcing her back into the car. Karolyn Pho, another of LaBeouf’s exes, described similarly tumultuous experiences in the lawsuit. In an email to NYT, LaBeouf said “I have no excuses for my alcoholism or aggression, only rationalizations. I have been abusive to myself and everyone around me for years. I have a history of hurting the people closest to me. I’m ashamed of that history and am sorry to those I hurt. There is nothing else I can really say.”

-This is amazing news for Telefilm Canada: Rather than choose who does and who doesn’t receive development program funding this year, the federal agency has decided to fund every filmmaker who applied and is eligible.

Jenny Slate revealed she’s expecting her first child.

-Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is bringing back some familiar aunts.

-To end this crappy year on a high note, Britney Spears and Backstreet Boys released a new song together.

JK Rowling criticized the ‘climate of fear’ surrounding the trans conversation. I honestly don’t know why she just doesn’t stop.

George Clooney was hospitalized after losing weight for Netflix’s The Midnight Sky. “I think I was trying too hard to lose the weight quickly and probably wasn’t taking care of myself.”

-Disney made a ton of announcements yesterday, including news that Amy Adams is returning for Enchanted 2, Hayden Christensen is returning as Darth Vader for a new show, Chris Evans will voice a new Buzz Lightyear movie, Lauren Graham will star in a Mighty Ducks series, Rachel McAdams will reprise her role in the new Dr Strange film, Tatiana Maslany was confirmed as She-Hulk, and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone (a book I ADORED) is being adapted by Lucasfilm. Plus, here’s the trailer for the new Loki series starring Tom Hiddleston, and the first trailer for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

-Dune director Denis Villeneuve slammed the 2021 HBO Max release plan: “AT&T has hijacked one of the most respectable and important studios in film history. There is absolutely no love for cinema, nor for the audience here.”

Taylor Swift debuted her latest surprise album to glowing reviews.

-The Dickinson Season 2 trailer just dropped.

Meryl Streep and Jennifer Trainer star in the Museum Town trailer.