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Margot Robbie, Jennie and Lily-Rose Depp Get Art-y for Chanel

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-Chanel and V Magazine teamed up for a new art book that features Lily-Rose Depp, Jennie of Blackpink and Margot Robbie, photographed by duo Inez & Vinoodh.

-Ohhh….Netflix is eyeing a spinoff series to their To All The Boys movies, starring little sister Kitty.

Niecy Nash and Jessica Betts talked about their first date on Red Table Talk and it’s all kinds of cute. “You weren’t supposed to say that. Damn this red table!”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are said to be planning to take time off and bond as a family of four after what they reportedly hope will be a home birth.

-Did The Rock and Vin Diesel hate each other so much they filmed a Fast 6 scene separately? Who do they think they are, Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi??

Lil Nas X has addressed the accusation that he copied ideas from FKA twigs for his latest music video: “i want to say thank u to twigs for calling me and informing me about the similarities.” twigs also posted about the video: “thank you @lilnasx for our gentle honest conversations and for acknowledging the inspiration”.

-The Oscars will grudgingly allow people to call in from Europe.

-It can’t be overstated how huge the Netfix deal for the Knives Out is. MRC has the rights to the original, but Rian Johnson and producing partner Ram Bergman were smart enough to retain the sequel rights.  They’re rumoured to have total creative control and no budgetary minimums.

Snoop Dogg is joining The Voice as mentor.

Alexander Skarsgard continues to be a total delight on the Godzilla Vs Kong press circuit. He’s really leaning into the absurdity of it all.

-I have never heard Ben Affleck‘s Armageddon DVD commentary before, but it’s my favourite new clip.

Lauren Graham jokingly complained about having her Parenthood brother Dax Shepard as her real-life neighbor. “Dax has been working on his new house and the way we’re situated, I pass him all the time. It’s a beautiful house, it’s going to be incredible, but he basically took what others might consider to be the front lawn and turned it into a massive driveway for all his cars.”

Tracee Ellis Ross knows how to make Schiaparelli’s wearable art work.

Lori Petty, David Cross, Enrico Colantoni and Daniel Zovatto among those who’ve been cast on HBO Max’s Station Eleven. I loved that book but am not in the head space to go back into its post-pandemic world anytime soon.

-A movie superstar turns a musician’s life upside down in the trailer for Finding You.

 

 

Dwayne Johnson For President?

 

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-Last summer, one of my fave columnists wrote an op-ed about why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson should run for president. In his new GQ profile, it sounds like he’s actually considering it.

Elle Fanning just scored her first Vogue cover. Not too shabby for a 19 year old.

-The details in this THR story about Johnny Depp’s legal battles are CRAZY. His constant tardiness on the set of Pirates 5 led to a production staffer being stationed in an unmarked car outside his house, watching for him to wake up. (“The moment the light went on they’d call the line producer, who would then call the directors: ‘He’s up! He’s getting ready!’ They even had a special code term, like ‘The eagle has landed.’ Johnny had no idea this was going on.”) Once there wasn’t enough liquid money to cover his $2M in monthly bills, probably because he had five(!) homes in the Hollywood Hills, several penthouses in the same building, and was spending $1k per day on wine. This is some Marlon Brando-level stuff.

Jessica Chastain has no time for Johnny Depp‘s bs.

-Piggy-backing on the Depp news, I love this article on eight actors who don’t deserve their career, and who should replace them.

Harry Styles tried to stag-dive for the first time last night and it didn’t go so well.

Meghan Markle is expected to attend Pippa’s wedding and her dress will be more scrutinized than the bride’s.

-Fox has mercy killed Sleepy Hollow. I still can’t believe how they squandered the potential of the amazing first season. This is a really sharp take on how the show turned on its core fanbase.

-Meanwhile, Fox picked up a new comedy starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, a medical drama starring Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp, and Marvel’s Gifted with Amy Acker.

-There is a fascinating fight happening between Netflix and Cannes regarding theatrical distribution. Going forward, any film that wants to compete in Cannes will have to have theatrical distribution in France, and the Netflix CEO is pissed, saying “they’re closing ranks.”

Jesus Christ Superstar is NBC’s next live musical? Huh.

Channing Tatum wrote an open letter in Cosmopolitan about how he wants his daughter to break free of gender roles.

Patti Lupone is not a fan of Madonna’s acting and isn’t shy about it. Bless her. “Madonna is a movie killer. She’s dead behind the eyes; she cannot act her way out of a paper bag. She should not be in film or on stage.”  She’s got nothing but love for Rachel Bloom, though.

-King Arthur is projected to be an epic flop. That’s ok. I’m sure it won’t affect any of those white dudes’ careers in the slightest!

-ABC is expected to announce Scandal’s final season at next week’s upfront presentation. It’s past due.

Giada De Laurentiis tried to teach Ellen and Nicole Kidman how to cook and failed miserably.

-This is an interesting read: the LA Times reached out to teachers to get their thoughts on how 13 Reasons Why is affecting classrooms.

-Speaking of interesting reads, I really liked this look at how teen dramas like Riverdale keep sidelining their WoC characters.

Jeremy Renner and Jake Johnson are going to star in a comedy about a group of friends who have been playing a no-holds-barred game of tag for the last 30 years, and I’m oddly intrigued.

-Speaking of intriguing entertainment news, Donald Glover is going to helm a Deadpool animated series on FXX.

-The red band trailer for Baywatch is a whole lotta ball talk.

Alicia Keys Opens Up in Ebony

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Alicia Keys looks amazing on the new cover of Ebony. I almost want to watch The Voice this season to see how people react to her no-makeup look on a mainstream broadcast show.

-Set your DVRs: MTV will reportedly let Kanye West do whatever the hell he wants for 4 minutes at this weekend’s VMAs.

-This is an excellent and thought-provoking discussion on whether or not it’s still ok to want to see Birth of a Nation. Personally, I no longer have much interest, but on the flip side, I think it’s ridiculous that Oscar voters are refusing to see it. That’s like a critic refusing to review it.

Amber Heard called Johnny Depp out for donating her $7m settlement directly to charity. What a dick move. Her statement about it is fire, tho.

-Meanwhile, Elon Musk has been trying to date Heard for three(!) years.

Sarah Paulson is in talks to join the all-female Ocean’s Eleven spinoff, which is amazing! Wait, they’re not really calling it Ocean’s Ocho, are they? ‘Cause that’s less amazing.

-I’m always so intrigued by who big studios turn to when they needs scripts to be punched up. Doctor Strange’s script is reportedly being worked over by Community creator Dan Harmon.

Rob Lowe is being roasted and the lineup of celebs is incredibly bizarre.

The Rock has just been named the highest paid actor — and has promised to take us all to Waffle House!

-I can’t believe Nashville is returning. I’m much less surprised that Connie Britton is looking for an exit.

-When Jessica Alba was asked on the Today Show if her products were safe, she responded “They’re amazing!” Um, yeah. That’s not really the answer we were looking for but thanks for playing.

Aaron Paul tried to impress Tom Cruise with a magic trick, failed miserably.

-As boring as it is to hear celebrities complaining about their fabulous lives, I actually feel for Amy Schumer when she says that attending the Met Gala “felt like a punishment.” That would so not be my scene.

Justin Bieber’s family is denying any involvement with Bowmanville Zoo.

Leslie Jones‘ website hack being investigated by Homeland Security, the FBI says. Good.

-Meanwhile, Katy Perry, Anna Kendrick and more tweeted their support for Jones. I’m still surprised by Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy’s silence.

-Are Chris Rock and Megalyn Echikunwoke already engaged?

Britney Spears isn’t super thrilled that Lifetime is making a movie about her. (I’m really hoping there’s an extended scene devoted to her and JT picking out their matching denim outfits.)

-Meanwhile, this story about how Britney Spears‘ hair, which has been her mood ring for 20 years is all kinds of great.

-Speaking of great reads, here’s a piece on UnREAL, Mr Robot and the perils of taking big swings in your sophomore season.

-There’s a very good chance that Universal will sue Frank Ocean over his album switcheroo. Still, it was a pretty boss move. Not that I praise Jared Leto often, but his doc on his band’s struggles with their record label really helped me understand how the music industry sets out to screw over artists.

-Ohh..the new season of Poldark returns next month.

-I don’t watch Once Upon a Time, but I still find these bloopers a delight. (Well hello there, guyliner guy!)

-Dammit! Just when I think I’m out, the new trailers for The Flash and Arrow pull me back in.

Ben Schwartz confirms that Stranger Things’ Steve is Jean-Ralphio’s true daddy.

-The My Blind Brother trailer is a Parks and Rec reunion that only features Ben, Mona Lisa, and the Douche.

-It’s weird to see Nicole Kidman in the “mom” role, but this trailer for Lion (costarring Rooney Mara and Dev Patel) looks great.