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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.

Megan Fox Stars in Machine Gun Kelly’s Video

Megan Fox ramps up rumours that she’s dating Machine Gun Kelly by cozying up to him in his new music video.

Zack Snyder will release his cut of Justice League on HBO Max — but not until next year. The news also confirms that the Snyder cut didn’t actually exist; they’re going to have to spend $20+ million on post-production. Which is HILARIOUS.

-The Ruby Rose/Batwoman saga continues to unfold. A source tells TV Line her quitting the show “wasn’t 100-percent her decision. It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned, if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit.” Rob Salem, who used to be the TV critic for the Toronto Star, has an even more pointed take, tweeting: “Apparently, she was actually fired. Rumor has it she was generally loathed on set. “Sociopathic narcissist” was the phrase being bandied about. They put a happy face on it, but from what I hear, nobody will be sorry to see her go.”

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz is already publicly petitioning for the role. Even though she’s played another character in the Arrowverse, I’d love for Bex Taylor-Klaus to have a shot.

-Meanwhile, The Flash cast did a Stars In the House Zoom reunion for charity last night, which is lovely but they did it at 8pm ET — their old timeslot and at the exact same time Stargirl was debuting on their network. The CW is filled with messiness, y’all.

-The Smash cast will reunite tonight to perform Bombshell in concert. The more that these cast reunions for charity take place every day, the more untenable the upcoming Friends reunion seems. Getting paid $3 million each to do what casts are now doing all the time for free to support good causes is an increasingly bad look.

Ryan Seacrest has blamed exhaustion and returned to work after this clip made people think he was having a stroke during American Idol.

-Amazing human being Sia confirmed she adopted two teenage sons who were aging out of foster care system.

Lorde says she’s been recording new music with Jack Antonoff and “the work is so fucking good, my friend.”

-This thread about the types of songs in Disney animated movies is kind of incredible.

-British Vogue got Kate Moss to demonstrate cooking a roast chicken (clearly shot pre-pandemic). Her comment at the end slays: “What happened to just being able to do a cover and not having to do any of this?”

-The world does not deserve Taika Waititi.

-I love this article on how it would be awesome if Brad Pitt and Alia Shawkat are actually dating: “Yes, Shawkat is young and beautiful, but she isn’t exactly the type of woman we’ve come to expect in the arms of aging actors in the midst of their midlife crises. She’s in her 30s; she’s Iraqi American; she’s not tall or ultra-skinny or blonde; she’s queer; she’s cool.”

-Spotify has fought against paying musicians what they deserve for years, but they ponied up $100 million for an exclusivity deal for Joe Rogan‘s podcast.

Alison Roman is “on temporary leave” as a food columnist for the New York Times after she made judgmental comments about fellow lifestyle influencers Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo. Teigen is not happy with the news, saying “it just sucks in every way.”

Julia Roberts, Hugh Jackman, and more celebs are handing over their social profiles to COVID-19 experts, which I love.

-This is a really extensive, interesting look at the costly efforts to restart film and TV production, including safety precautions, scheduling delays, extra VFX, and much more. Not only are the sky-high costs going to get higher, expect to see fewer location shoots, less guest stars and less crowd scenes with background extras. Zoe Kravitz also raises a good point about how COVID-19 will affect hair, makeup and wardrobe processes on a big film like Batman: “You have people just touching your face, touching your body all day long. I need help getting into the catsuit. I can’t do it on my own. I was probably touched more than any job, just because of the clothes and the combat and all of that.”

Clay is struggling to keep it together in the trailer for the final season of 13 Reasons Why.