Daniel Craig’s last go round (definitely, maybe, probably, I’m sure, unless it isn’t in which case next to last at most but probably last, for sure) as James Bond will be directed by Danny Boyle and, according to Page Six, it will feature a Bond girl who is more than the sum of her parts (traditionally that adds up to tits, ass and a confusing pan-european accent). Danny recently said he wants to make a Bond girl who is compatible with the “modern world”.
The new season of American Idol is off to an cringy start despite the fact that they vowed they weren’t going to show any bad auditions. Instead, the premiere episode still made folks squirm and watch through their fingers because of Katy Perry’s big ole sticky icky cherry chapstick biscuit bopper. That’s because 19-year-old contestant Benjamin Glaze got his very first kiss forced on him by Katy during his audition. Problem is, according to a The New York Times, Ben was preserving his mouth virginity for someone special (and also presumably somebody not wearing chain mail and a studded dog collar).
“Oscar winner Kobe Bryant” became a fact last night when he and animator Glen Keane won the Oscar for Best Animated Short for Dear Basketball, which was based on a poem he wrote about retiring. Many in the audience cheered and clapped for their Los Angeles basketball God winning an Oscar, but not everyone was using their hands to praise Kobe. Some were using their hands to sign a petition asking the Academy to take away his Oscar. And I was using my hands to scratch my head over Kobe Bryant having more Oscars than Gina Gershon (who should’ve gotten several for Showgirls), Glenn Close and the finale fly in Call Me By Your Name.
When Duchess Kate showed up to the BAFTAs last week, she made it very confusing for everyone wondering where she stood on the issue of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. The unofficial dress code was black, like the Golden Globes, but Duchess Kate wore green with a couple hints of black. She didn’t forget or anything, it was just against royal protocol to join in on a political campaign or movement. Meghan Markle isn’t technically a royal until she books it down the aisle of St. George’s this May, so she got in some civilian freedom by speaking about #MeToo and Time’s Up.
Monica Lewinsky wrote a #MeToo-themed essay for Vanity Fair for the 20th anniversary of Kenneth Starr’s 1998 investigation of Bill Clinton. The sight of #MeToo might have made you just brace yourself for the thought of Bill Clinton asking for a massage while wearing only the Presidential bathrobe, but it’s not like that. Monica’s essay is all about the trauma and PTSD she suffered after being dragged through the media.
The Oscar’s British cousin, the BAFTAs, were held last night in London. The BAFTAs decided to adopt this year’s unofficial dress code from the Golden Globes, which was to wear black in support of the Time’s Up movement. And just like the Golden Globes, some guests didn’t really do the all-black dress code. But the person who broke the code wasn’t an actress with a lone IMDB credit who was hoping to trend on Twitter.