— BRIT Awards (@BRITs) May 11, 2021
-The Brits are taking place right now, and Taylor Swift just became the first woman and youngest artist ever to win the Global Icon award.
-This excerpt from Seth Rogen‘s new book about his encounter with Tom Cruise reminds us that he really does have some harmful and damaging beliefs, and yet he’s like teflon when it comes to anything bad sticking on his reputation.
-Meanwhile, if someone had told me this first picture is of Seth Rogen I wouldn’t have believed them.
-According to TMZ, Ben Affleck began emailing Jennifer Lopez in early February, shortly after his breakup with Ana de Armas (but when she was still engaged to ARod).
–Ed Norton is the latest addition to the Knives Out 2 cast. I hope all the characters have wildly different accents.
-When the controversy erupted over Chris D’Elia, director Zack Snyder decided to digitally scrub him from every scene of Army of the Dead during postproduction — and swap in Tig Notaro.
-Prodigal Son has been canceled after two seasons at Fox, and the internet is surprisingly sad about it.
–Chloe Zhao writes fan fiction? I wonder what her AO3 handle is?
–Paul Bettany once pitched A Knight’s Tale sequel: “William and Jocelyn have a daughter and she wants to get into jousting… You follow this woman who’s 18 or 20 years old as she seeks out his friends for help.” I want this.
–Mickey Rourke is a newly converted Law & Order: SVU fan, and his Instagram post about it is spectacular.
-Look, I get why Theo James isn’t coming back to Sanditon. The show was dead in the water and he’d probably lined up other work before its surprise renewal. But I hate his statement about why he’s leaving: “I’ve always maintained that his journey concluded as I wanted it to. The broken fairy-tale like ending between Charlotte and Sidney is different, unique and so interesting to me.” Buddy, you were playing the lead in a Jane Austen adaptation. If you didn’t realize that it would end up as a HEA, you failed to do the required reading.
–John Mulaney is performing a comedy residency this week, and it sounds like he doesn’t shy away from the tough subjects, saying at one point “When I’m alone I’m with someone who tried to kill me.” He also revealed that his intervention involved Seth Meyers, Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne, and Bill Hader.
-It seems every cast member who’s ever been on Grey’s Anatomy is returning for guest spots, but when asked if she’d thought about it, Sandra Oh said “Oh my gosh, no.”
–Barry Jenkins‘ The Underground Railroad adaptation is getting incredible raves, with the only criticism seeming to be that Amazon is doing it a disservice by dropping it all at once because it’s so dense and overwhelming.
-Here’s the trailer for David Lowery’s Arthurian tale The Green Knight, starring Dev Patel.
–Matt Damon fights to get his daughter out of jail in the Stillwater trailer.