During the Golden Globes last night, host Sandra Oh made a joke about Crazy Rich Asians, saying that it was the “first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.” Now, as you remember Ghost In The Shell and Aloha both cast white chicks as Asian characters. Everyone laughed and laughed, and one person who was laughing out of discomfort and shame, decided she would clear the air live: the quarter-Chinese, quarter-Hawaiian character herself, Emma Stone.
Because live-action re-imaginings of classic animated features are kind of Disney’s bread and butter these days, they’re rolling ahead with an origin story about PETA’s worst nightmare, Cruella De Vil. Calm down, Samatha Markle – it’s not the movie you’re hoping it is. It’s also not a follow-up to the 1996 live-action 101 Dalmatians starring a Glenn Close. Almost three years after we first heard that Disney was working on a live-action Cruella story starring Emma Stone, it’s finally about to begin production, and The Hollywood Reporter says it will be about a Reagan-era CBGB Cruella.
I, Tonya director Craig Gillespie is in talks to direct the film, which is currently titled Cruella. The original One Hundred and One Dalmatians was released in 1961, and was set in London around the same time. THR doesn’t have details of where Cruella will take place, but they do say that it will be moved from the early 60s to the 80s, and that it will be an origin story. It will also have a “punk vibe.”
So we’re getting Young Cruella Goes To Art College and Discovers Minor Threat. Except how much of a borderline-insane antisocial misfit can a 1980s Cruella even be? When I think of punk, I think of New York. When I think of New York in the 80s, I think of fur coats and cigarette butts everywhere. And when I think of a 1980s punk scene regular with two-tone hair, I think of Debbie Harry, so Cruella sounds like she’d be the most popular, well-adjusted person in such a world.
Justin Theroux and Emma Stone are two people who are not dating (just friends!), but they just can’t stop throwing out the signals of people who are dating each other. They’ve been seen repeatedly together, and they recently spent time in France at the same places and beaches. If you’re keeping track at home, it’s time to whip out a marker and make yet another note for the “Ok but they’re totally dating” column. And the latest evidence comes by way of Jennifer Lawrence.
For about a month now, Justin Theroux and Emma Stone have been sucked into a rumor that their friendship is a lot friendlier than either of them will let on. E! News thinks they’ve gotten to the bottom of things, and they say the two are platonic.
Justin and Emma have been seen most recently in France for a work obligation related to their respective deals with Louis Vuitton. Once source says that they’re just hanging out as friends “and colleagues were with them during the day [on Monday].”
Justin has also been “spotted” with fellow face of LV, Laura Harrier. They might possibly be dating, but it’s not serious. Another source says that Justin is just casually dating.
“Justin is hanging out and having the time of his life. He’s casually dating, but it’s nothing more. He’s in a great place and very happy. He’s enjoying being social and meeting people from all walks of life. He is excited about doing new things and traveling. He’s looking forward to a great summer of fun and just seeing where it leads.”
The source adds that he’s “letting loose” for the first time in several years because he doesn’t have anyone else “to be responsible for or to report back to” and he’s “moved on” from Jennifer Aniston.
I hope the source was serious when they said Justin is being social with people from all walks of life. I know I would be delighted to trade in a week of “Justin spotted canoodling with Emma” to “Justin caught dry humping on a beach towel with Dame Judi Dench.”
Justin Theroux has never been shy about showing off his skinny-hot hipster torso, so maybe we shouldn’t read too much into the fact that he’s been flashing his tats in the south of France in front of his new lady friend Emma Stone. Justin has said the two are just “BFFs”. But according to People, the two spent a lot of time together over the weekend, adding fuel to the rumors of a more carnal relationship.
It’s time to take a pen to “Justin Theroux might be hooking up with Selena Gomez” rumor and scratch out Selena’s name, and scribble in “Emma Stone.” Because it would appear that Justin has moved his slick aging hipster sights onto a new target in her 20s.