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Taylor Swift Wins Big at the Brits

-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.

Gwyneth Paltrow Strikes Again

-Remember when Gwyneth Paltrow pretended to be responsible for the yoga trend? Now she’s trying to claim the same about face masks. Sit down, lady.

-People really had Megan Thee Stallion‘s new Harper’s cover — but she’s into it.

-We always heard that the people behind the votes for the Golden Globe Awards were susceptible to um, influence, but a new Los Angeles Times report about the shenanigans behind this year’s nominations is especially eye opening. That much ridiculed nomination for Emily In Paris makes a lot more sense when you read “Paramount Network treated [more than 30 members] to a two-night stay at the five-star Peninsula Paris hotel, where rooms currently start at about $1,400 a night, and a news conference and lunch at the Musée des Arts Forains, a private museum filled with amusement rides dating to 1850 where the show was shooting.” Oh, and the HFPA also has no Black members!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry surprised a Texas women’s shelter by giving them the funds to replace their roof damaged in the brutal winter storm.

-Meanwhile, the royal family may be trying to steal the spotlight from Harry and Meghan’s interview with Oprah by airing their own TV address.

-A settlement deal has been reached in a 2019 lawsuit alleging that James Franco intimidated his students into sexual situations at the acting school he founded.

Daft Punk’s publicist confirmed the band has split up.  We really are living in the darkest timeline, aren’t we?

Chris D’Elia broke his silence on those allegations of pursuing underage girls in a long YouTube video. He says he was a sex addict — which doesn’t explain or excuse the underage part.

-With all the awful clips of interviewers like David Letterman treating young female stars like crap, this old clip makes me appreciate Strombo even more.

Gillian Anderson is finding a niche playing 20th century female political icons. She’ll follow up her turn as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown by playing Eleanor Roosevelt in Showtime’s upcoming anthology series The First Lady.

-SNL is hit and miss at the best of times these days, but Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page certainly showed off his chops this weekend. He sang, he danced, he did accents, he smoldered. It was basically an audition reel for casting directors. I’m not mad about it.

-Here’s our first look at Claire Danes in Apple+’s Victorian-era drama series The Essex Serpent, based on the Sarah Perry novel.

Hope Davis is joining the Succession cast in season three. She’ll play Sandi Furness, not to be confused with her mom, Logan’s long-time rival, Sandy Furness.

-Meanwhile, Succession’s Nicholas Braun heard about Kim Kardashian‘s divorce filing and is shooting his shot. “Would you be down to meet a new person, totally just kind of different guy? One who could, you know, make you laugh a little bit or make you feel small cause he’s so tall.”

-This lawyer explained why Kris Jenner would have wanted to make it it clear in the press that Kim and Kanye separated days before Kanye’s class action suits were supposed to hit in January. And now the date of separation wasn’t listed in the divorce filing — because the press articles from January will be used to prove the date. That’s both diabolical and impressive.

Zack Snyder wanted to add a romance between Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne and Amy Adams’s Lois Lane in Justice League. “The intention was that Bruce fell in love with Lois and then realized that the only way to save the world was to bring Superman back.” I’m not sure what’s worse – the total misread of Bruce’s character, or using a female character as complex as Lois just to motivate a dude.

-Meanwhile, the final trailer is here.

-Modern Love season two is going to feature a ton of familiar faces, including Kit Harington, Anna Paquin, Minnie Driver and Garrett Hedlund.

-I really liked Nomadland but I understand the criticisms it’s getting, especially it’s oddly gentle treatment of Amazon and the gig labor economy.

-Netflix’s The Irregulars, about teens who assist Sherlock Holmes and Watson, premieres March 26. Here’s the first trailer.

George Clooney Gushes About Married Life

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-In his new GQ profile, George Clooney talks about how Amal has changed his life. “I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I’m not gonna have kids. I’m gonna work, I’ve got great friends, my life is full, I’m doing well.’ And I didn’t know how un-full it was until I met Amal.” He also talks about a brutal motorcycle accident he had when shooting Catch-22 (“When I hit the ground my mouth—I thought all my teeth were broken out. But it was glass from the windshield”), and why he prefers to watch others get into online fights (“I have much more fun watching Chrissy Teigen. Somebody steps into her world and you go, ‘Oh, I wouldn’t do that, dude.’ It’s so much fun. Like somebody who thinks they’re really smart, and you just go, ‘Ugh, dude. You brought a knife to a gunfight.'”)

Isaiah Washington is once again calling out Katherine Heigl over the Grey’s Anatomy drama that led to his 2007 firing.  I mean, she stood up for a costar when Washington used a homophobic slur so I don’t understand why he keeps reminding us of it.

Lil Wayne has been charged with weapons possession in a South Florida federal court, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Scooter Braun has sold the master rights to Taylor Swift’s first six albums. The buyer, an investment fund, apparently paid north of $300 million.

-Meanwhile Swift, who is free to re-record songs from her first five Big Machine-issued albums as of this month, hit back at Braun, saying that she didn’t get a chance to buy back her masters unless she signed an NDA.

-We’re still waiting on the People’s Sexiest Man Alive, but we know that Dan Levy is on the list.

Zack Snyder has unveiled a new black and white trailer for his director’s cut of Justice League, and it still holds zero interest for me, but if you’re looking for a a never-before-seen shot of Darkseid, knock yourself out.

Richard Schiff, who played Toby on The West Wing, has been hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19.

Dolly Parton helped fund Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine, which this week became the second coronavirus vaccine with a stunningly high success rate.

Justin Bieber announced what we’d already guessed: he’s doing a collab with Shawn Mendes.

Rachel Bloom details the whirlwind journey her show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend had to television in this audio excerpt from her new book.

David E. Kelley‘s new ABC drama Big Sky, starring Ryan Phillippe, is getting brutal reviews. Says THR: “If a pilot is exploitative garbage, but knows it’s exploitative garbage, does that make it less exploitative?”

-Watch the trailer for Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf‘s emotional drama Pieces Of A Woman, which is coming to Netflix. Saw this one at TIFF a few months ago and it’s good but crushing.