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Simu Liu Is Ready To Be a Superhero



-I love seeing Simu Liu on the cover of EW!

-A day after Britney Spears‘ longtime court-appointed attorney Sam Ingham made moves to step down, her mother filed a petition for permission to hire private counsel on behalf of her daughter. I really hope Britney gets a say in this one, but this sounds like a step in the right direction.

Gigi Hadid is asking publications and fan accounts to blur out her daughter’s face if they post papped photos. This seems fair and reasonable.

Scarlett Johansson and her husband, SNL’s Colin Jost, are reportedly expecting their first child together. I wondered why she didn’t go to the Black Widow premiere or any of the events in person.

Jessica Mulroney is accused of ripping off a design by British label Ralph and Russo. (She says it’s merely “inspired by” them, but it’s pretty damn close to theirs.)

-Good Girls’ renewal for a shortened final season was practically a done deal, so why did it fall apartChristina Hendricks, Mae Whitman and Retta all agreed to take pay cuts to return for a reduced eight-episode swan song, but it sounds like co-star Manny Montana (Rio) had money and scheduling issues. There’s also speculation that he had a strained working relationship with Hendricks. Though it’s very strange that the show couldn’t just write off a supporting character.

-The AV Club compiled a list of the best TV shows so far this year, and I’ve watch so little of them.

Tom Hardy is getting his first “story by” credit with Venom 2 after spending months over FaceTime brainstorming the plot. Screenwriter Kelly Marcel said. “This is new for him, to get credit, but it’s not new for him to be this involved. He’s absolutely 100 percent committed to everything that he does. He’s married to Venom. He loves this character. He’s very involved in what he thinks should happen…We spent months breaking the story together on FaceTime, riffing on ideas, seeing what worked, seeing what didn’t. Then I took everything we spoke about and holed up somewhere for three months quietly, knocking out a script.”

-The Boys launched a fake, Tucker Carlson-esque news show ahead of their new season.

-Good to see Kit Harington and Rose Leslie looking so happy (despite what some corners of GoT fandom seem to believe).

-I love Diane Kruger’s dress at Cannes, but man, the posture you’d have to maintain in that. I wouldn’t have it in me.

-The origins of The Kingsman movies are explored in the trailer for The Kings Man.

Kanye West Talks Architecture and Alcoholism


-In his new cover story for GQ, Kanye West says he’s a formerly “functioning alcoholic” and implies he’s still planning to vote for Trump.

Dua Lipa (who’s new album is fire) covers the new issue of Elle. She talks about self-isolating with boyfriend Anwar Hadid (Gigi and Bella’s brother) and how they’re binging shows. “Oh my God, I’ve watched so many shows—Ozark, Tiger King, The Night Of, The Outsider, Servant, did I say Ozark? And lots of movies, too.”

Shailene Woodley is also binging shows — for the first time ever. “I never really watch films or TV, which is so funny considering what I do for a living. I didn’t really grow up watching them, so it isn’t something that came into my adult life. I’ve been watching a movie a day and it feels really rewarding. I’ve been texting a different friend every day and asking for recommendations.”

-The fact that Ana de Armas is blocking fan accounts is so, so tone deaf and hilarious.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle dropped off a week’s worth of perishable meals and three weeks’ worth of shelf-stable foods to 20 charity clients last week.

-Who knew that Britney Spears would be the shining star of social media during quarantine? Her latest is a passive aggressive shout-out to both Justin Timberlake and Tik Tokers.

-None of us are wearing bras right now and don’t want any gruff about it, including Padma Lakshmi.

-There was a My So-Called Life reunion on Zoom!

-Oh no, Brian Dennehy has passed away.

-SNL’s Michael Che, who’s grandmother passed away recently, has pledged to the pay the rent of the residents in her building.

-Last night’s Survivor made me cry. Not only did they extend the loved ones’ visit to kids, they also gave it to the contestants on the Edge of Extinction. I’m not sure if they just knew that’s what the world needed to watch right now, but they’ve never opened an episode before with the family visits, and they’ve certainly never devoted so much time to them.

-Anyone else finding immense comfort these days in sweet Twitter threads? This one on the best TV first kisses blew up today.

-Speaking of sweet threads, this Gourmet Makes supercut of all the times Brad talks nonsense and Claire responds with “uh huh” made me so weirdly happy.

-Here’s the first trailer for the Saved By the Bell revival. I dunno about this one.

Anna Kendrick befriends a sex doll in the trailer for the new Quibi show, Dummy.

-Netflix released a trailer for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s interactive special that is hitting the streamer next month.

-Netflix also released the first full trailer for the latest project from Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever, which looks great.

-The first trailer for Capone, starring Tom Hardy, is here. This is not the type of Tom Hardy the world needs right now. Remember how charming he was in the terrible This Means War? Let’s bring him back!

Chris Pratt Is Engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger

-Is anyone at all surprised by Chris Pratt’s engagement news? They’ve been subtly planting the seeds in the press for a while (pretty much shortly after they met at Justin Bieber‘s Zoe Church in L.A. ) Also, that photo he chose is so deeply unflattering.

-The Critics’ Choice Awards were last night, and I liked what some people wore there better than what they wore to the Golden Globes (Constance Wu, Charlize Theron, Sandra Oh), while I am very confused why some people (Julie Roberts, Amy Adams) basically did a repeat of what they wore last weekend.

-Also last night: Rami Malek finally got his moment with Nicole Kidman.

-The Critics’ Choice Awards handing Roma the big prize is upping its buzz. I’m still not a huge fan (it’s clearly a technical masterpiece but it also left me cold), but Guillermo del Toro’s Twitter thread on why he loves it is very persuasive.

Meghan Markle reportedly told some children at today’s event that her due date is in April, and they’re not going to find out the gender beforehand.

Kylie Jenner has been beaten by a picture of an egg for the most-liked Instagram post ever. 2019 is already wild, y’all.

-Winter is coming — in the middle of April. HBO released a longer teaser and announced that Game of Thrones’ final season will premiere April 14.

-Speaking of HBO, last night’s True Detective premiere did way better in the ratings than I assumed it would.

-I loved that Kayleigh Donaldson’s Twitter thread outed an Instagram “influencer’s” scam conference and got the remaining dates shut down. (Donaldson hosts a really good industry podcast called The Hollywood Read if you’re looking for something interesting to stick in your ear holes.)

-Speaking of industry rumbling, the Academy is now fighting with its largest branch — SAG-AFTRA, who is calling out the Oscars for trying to prevent talent from presenting at other award shows using “intimidation.” Remember last year when the Academy added all those young, diverse voters and we had such hope? Between this and the hosting debacle, what happened?

Brad Pitt is hitting the Oscar trail for If Beale Street Could Talk (which I finally saw and LOVED). His Plan B production company is on quite a streak.

Miley Cyrusbirthday post to Liam Hemsworth is incredibly sweet. It’s weird how much I’m rooting for these two.

-Huh, all those blind items might be onto something. Tidal is under investigation in Norway over “fake streams.”

Travis Scott say he agreed to perform at the Super Bowl with Maroon 5 on the condition the NFL would make a $500,000 donation to his charity of choice (but people don’t seem impressed).

-It turns out that if you want to interest me in a Perry Mason reboot, putting it on HBO and casting Matthew Rhys is the lead pretty much does it.

-I love that Mindy Kaling retweeted this amazing thread of Kelly Kapoor as Pride & Prejudice characters.

-Speaking of great Twitter threads, I’m late to the game but last week HBO gave out Sopranos-inspired nicknames to any celeb/verified who asked for one, and it was amazing.

Tom Hardy and his wife Charlotte Riley have had a baby boy –– but despite reports they didn’t name him after Forrest Gump. Whew!

Ryan Coogler sounds awesome. Women who worked with him on the set of Black Panther said he created an environment where they could “cut past any of the normal bureaucracy of male dominance.”

-There is a new movie coming out starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn and I have never nope’d anything harder.

-In the Little Woods trailerTessa Thompson must return to the dangerous life she thought she’d left behind.