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Zendaya and John David Washington’s Old-School Glam

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-I can’t help but wonder if Zendaya and John David Washington‘s W issue was supposed to be timed to the Oscar nominations — and Malcolm & Marie ended up with none. The photos sure are pretty though.

-I don’t think anyone guessed it’d be David Fincher’s Mank, a black and white Netflix movie about making Citizen Kane, to lead the Oscar nominations with 10 nods. (Also, despite leading the nominations — and being about screenwriting — Mank failed to score a screenplay nod.)  Weirdly, out of the eight Best Picture noms, the only ones I haven’t seen are the two easily accessible Netflix films.

-I’m shocked that Regina King didn’t make the Best Director cut for One Night in Miami. The movie didn’t score a Best Picture nod either, which is devastating.

-This is rare: Lakeith Stanfield was submitted as a lead actor candidate, but Oscar voters don’t have to follow those category suggestions — and he ended up getting more votes in the supporting actor category.

-Last night’s Grammys ceremony was so well-produced, it made the Golden Globes look even worse in retrospect.

-The show also gave us a new Beyonce meme so there’s that. Also, some more Harry Styles and Lizzo content, which is always welcome.

Tiffany Haddish found out she won a Grammy while filming Kids Say the Darnest Things and shared the clip.

-We’re going to need a tell-all just on what happened with Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez over the last three days.  There’s no way that outlets like People ran that story on Friday quoting multiple sources confirming their breakup without some serious insider knowledge. So how to explain the messy “we’re working through some things” correction/ statement on Saturday morning? Either one of them was angry enough on Friday to go to the media, or the way the subsequent break up stories were being spun didn’t sit well.

-The rumours about her getting close with new costar Lenny Kravitz are predictable and likely ridiculous but I’m into it.

-CBS put The Talk on a short hiatus while they investigate Sharon Osbourne’s comments. There’s also reports that she got Holly Robinson Peete fired from the show.

John Oliver devoted almost his entire show to demonstrate how Tucker Carlson is “the most prominent vessel in America for white supremacist talking points.”

Rita Ora didn’t show up to be a guest judge on Drag Race UK, so they replaced her with a mannequin. Think anyone noticed?

-I’m not sure I fully agree with it, but this is an interesting take on the WandaVision finale and the concept of “story karma.” Basically, viewers don’t necessarily want beloved characters who do evil to be punished — but we need to know that the show knows they *should* be punished.

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth denied former costar Vanessa Marcil’s claims about how catty the set of Beverly Hills 90210 was.

-Bridgerton season 2 is officially filming!

Gwyneth Paltrow dismissed criticism for her covid remedies as “click-bait.” Yeah, because England’s National Health Service is really trying to plump their web traffic numbers.

Kyle Chandler is sporting an insane beard and he’s still adorable.

Joe Cornish says he and John Boyega have been bouncing around ideas for Attack the Block 2. I need it!

-Here’s the final trailer for Falcon & the Winter Soldier before it drops this weekend.

-Maybe it’s because I’m so desperate to go to the movies again, but I think the new Cruella trailer looks amazing.

-Speaking of going to the movies again, will the quick rollout of the vaccine in the US set In The Heights up for big box office success this summer?


Pfeiffer, Clooney, Thompson, Yeun, Ahmed and More Cover W

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-It’s the Best Performances issue of W. I like the styling of everyone’s covers except for Tessa Thompson‘s. Also, the fact that Gal Gadot is included for her work in WW1984 is … something.

Mariah Carey talked to Cardi B for Interview. They chatted about life during lockdown, if they felt beautiful as children, and fears around album releases.

Naomi Campbell looks amazing on the March cover of i-D Magazine, which was shot at her home in Kenya.

Jake Johnson said that when Prince guest starred on New Girl, he would only call him Nick, and would only appear if his storyline helped Nick and Jess getting together. Straight for my shipper heart!

-After Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon trolled fans with fake titles, they revealed in a cute video that the next Spider-Man movie will be called No Way Home.

Zendaya took part in Vanity Fair’s video series The Proust Questionnaire, and quickly rephrased the question “What is the quality you most like in a man?” to “Most like in a person? How about that?”

Mandy Moore has welcomed a son named Gus – which made for a cute Twitter rhyme.

Katharine McPhee is also a first-time mom. She and David Foster welcomed a baby boy.

-Mission: Impossible 7, A Quiet Place Part II and more upcoming Paramount Pictures films are still planning theatrical releases — but they’ll debut on the streaming service Paramount Plus just 45 days later.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry may not have official royal duties anymore, but they’re still working on projects for the Commonwealth.

-Also, I love seeing Markle wearing Canadian-made Ecksand jewellery.

-NBC has pulled an episode of the Canadian import Nurses from its digital platforms after it was condemned for its depiction of Orthodox Jews.

-Happy birthday to Daniel Kaluuya, who recently revealed he wasn’t invited to the Get Out premiere at Sundance.

Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner reunited in Canada nearly 17 years after 13 Going on 30.

-Everything old is new again. Ray Donovan has officially been revived for a feature-length movie on Showtime, while the Frasier revival is a go at Paramount.

Issa Rae will produce an HBO adaptation of The Vanishing Half, last year’s buzzy novel from Brit Bennett. Playwright Jeremy O. Harris has also signed on as writer and executive producer. I adored this book — it’s about two light-skinned Black girls who run away from their small southern town to live completely different lives.

-Younger is ending with its seventh season — and moving to Paramount+.

Megan Thee Stallion spoofs Mean Girls in a promotion video for Coach’s Fall 2021 collection.

This NYT profile on notoriously press-shy Frances McDormand is delightful. She brought the writer Fritos!

-It doesn’t look like we’ll get a WandaVision season 2 — but they’re leaving the door open.

-Marvel’s Kevin Feige also suggested Netflix properties like The Punisher and Jessica Jones could return on Disney+.

-Punky Brewster’s Soleil Moon Frye carried a video camera everywhere in the 90s, and the result is a new Hulu documentary filled with famous faces.

Hollywood Brightens Up for Vanity Fair

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-The 27th Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue is a splash of candy-coloured craziness this drab February desperately needed. (Watch the video cover to get the full effect.) It features Zendaya, Michael B. Jordan, Charlize Theron, Michaela Coel, Sacha Baron Cohen, Maya Rudolph, LaKeith Stanfield, Dan Levy, Awkwafina and more.

Tiger Woods has been seriously injured in a car crash in California. He’s undergoing surgery for leg injuries after having to be removed from the car by the jaws of life.

Tavi Gevinson‘s essay on the Britney Spears documentary is so, so good. The doc positions society/the media of tearing her down because they were uncomfortable with her expressing sexuality, but did Spears as a teenager really have any control over the image she was projecting? Tavi gets to the heart of why there’s way too much focus on a young girl’s “agency” about her appearance/attitude. “Even young women who are not megafamous have typically picked up on what makes them appear valuable by the age of 15. Their capacity to perpetuate these standards doesn’t mean they are not also victims of these standards.”

Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault in connection with a 2018 case involving an actress in her 20s.

Shailene Woodley confirmed that she’s engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, telling Jimmy Fallon: “I never thought as a little girl, ‘Yeah when I grow up I’m going to marry someone who throws balls, yeah!’ But he’s really just so go good at it. I’m very impressed.” She also added “For us, it’s not new news, so it’s kind of funny everybody right now is freaking out over it. We’re like, ‘Yeah we’ve been engaged for a while,'” leading to more questions about the timeline.

-Part of me is confused by these photos of Lucy Hale kissing Skeet Ulrich during a lunch date in L.A., but another part of me totally gets where she’s coming from.

Drew Barrymore revealed to Howard Stern that her mother placed her in a “full psychiatric ward” for a year and a half when she was 13. “I was going to clubs and not going to school and stealing my mom’s car and, you know, I was out of control…I think after, you know, 30, years of therapy, and a lot of soul-searching and having kids myself, you know, I think she created a monster. And she didn’t know what to do with the monster.”

George Clooney says his wife Amal will not allow him to go near their daughter’s hair with his Flobee. Smart woman.

-What a shock. The publisher of Woody Allen‘s memoir is facing accusations of a history of workplace toxicity and inappropriate behavior.

-Man, this podcast interview with Ethan Hawke is great. He talks about everything from learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Denzel Washington, to joining the MCU,  to Saint Francis of Assii’s quest for sainthood.

-Also great: Vulture has compiled the 101 greatest endings in film history.

-Here’s our first look at HBO’s Tina Turner doc.

-Speaking of HBO, the limited series Beartown premiered last night to strong reviews. I haven’t read the book it’s based on, but I just read that author’s latest (Anxious People) and adored it.

-Superman & Lois premieres on the CW tonight, and THR calls it thirtysomething with superpowers, which intrigues me.

-Ginny And Georgia on Netflix is being promoted as the next Gilmore Girls, but critics are saying it’s more than that.

-Here’s the latest trailer for The Mauritanian. I found this movie really bleak, but Tahar Rahim‘s performance is astounding.