By now you know that Adele’s 25 has smashed ‘NSYNC’s first week sales record. And she only needed 3 days to do it. You also know that her accomplishment is even more remarkable considering the way the music industry has changed.
‘NSYNC members JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, and Lance Bass have all commented on social media and/or through Billboard, congratulating Adele on breaking their standard. Chris Kirkpatrick retweeted a link about the news. So. You know what’s coming, right?
There are five members of ‘NSYNC. And…?
Sure. You could argue that JC, Joey, Lance, and Chris have nothing else going on. And that of course they’d want to jump in on a relevant story even if it’s kinda about their own irrelevance. Or you could say that it’s gracious. “Gracious” is not a word generally used to describe That Person.
At the time of this post, he has yet to respond. Why should he? Yeah, he shouldn’t have to. No one has to do anything. But if he doesn’t, would you be surprised? First, he’s way past the boy band and is his own big f-cking deal now. Second, well, maybe he just hasn’t figured out how two make Adele’s achievement all about himself yet? Give it time.
Yours in gossip,
It’s Thanksgiving in the United States. And I haven’t bitched at you in a while about Friday Night Lights. So I guess this is perfect timing. WHY HAVEN’T YOU WATCHED FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS? You can binge this weekend. And then you can email me, grovelling about why it took you so long. Full Story
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We have a little bit of a trade war going on over Tom Cruise. Yesterday, Variety reported that Cruise was in talks to star in a reboot of the Brendan Fraser classic, The Mummy. Universal plans to use The Mummy reboot to launch a Marvel-style cinematic universe around their classic movie monsters (ugh), so this would make The Mummy Redux like the Iron Man of that universe, and Tom Cruise the Tony Stark, which is apt because Cruise was once on the list to play the actual Tony Stark. Full Story
Many of you are about to take off for Thanksgiving in America. Maybe you’ve already taken off. The next 24 hours will be all about turkey, football, and trying not to kill your homophobic racist mother/father/aunt/uncle/third cousin/brother/brother’s new girlfriend. Unless this is a fallacy perpetrated by movies and Saturday Night Live. Full Story
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In a surprise move, Marvel dropped the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live (thanks to some Grade-A studio f*ckery, expect to see a new trailer from DC soon, too). Trying to keep up with their bosses’ brinksmanship may drive everyone at Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers/DC completely insane, but so long as we get to break down Civil War, I’m fine with that. Full Story
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The Revenant has been screening in LA for Academy members the last few days and the response has been very, very positive. As you know, The Revenant is Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s follow-up to Birdman, the reigning Best Picture. As you know, the shoot was difficult, it was delayed, it was expensive, and he was reportedly a dick to the crew. Full Story
Whatever you do today, find a minute and a half to watch what I’m about to post. Please. I promise it’ll make the sh-t you’re dealing with go away, just for a while. Here are the facts, before we begin: 1.Mimi owns Christmas. 2.Mimi loves Mean Girls. 3.Mimi directed a Christmas movie (for Hallmark Channel) and fulfilled her wish of playing a Mean Girl. Full Story
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At least Nick Jonas had something to distract him from Coldplay’s embarrassing performance. I wish a giant ball had bounced through my living room during the gorilla dance. We almost lost one of the good ones last night at the AMAs. During Coldplays performance these giant light up balls were thrown in the audience. The one in my hands was heroically snatched out of the air by yours truly just before it had the chance to hit the lovely Carrie Underwood in the head. You're welcome Carrie. You're welcome world. #longlivecarrie #countrymusiclives #urwelcome Full Story
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Unfortunately, the movie does not live up to the totally insane bar that Tom Hardy is setting. In Legend Hardy stars as Ronnie and Reggie Kray, a pair of Cockney gangster twins in the London of the swinging 1960s. Reggie Kray is relatively straight-laced, the twin with the business sense who runs their would-be criminal empire. Full Story
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Adele, Emma Stone, and Jennifer Lawrence went out for dinner in New York last night. This is very, very exciting to me. I want to know if they got sh-tfaced. I want to know who they gossiped about. Don't tell me Adele doesn't gossip. Adele is one of us. Of course she gossips. So maybe they all sat around side-eying Chris Martin and his gorilla groove Full Story
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On Friday Marvel released the second of their Netflix series, Jessica Jones. So far the Netflix series feel custom-made for people who don’t really like superheroes, with the emphasis on street-level life and realism and not superpowers. If you’ve ever disliked a Marvel movie for being too goofy, give Jessica Jones a shot because it is not goofy in the slightest. Full Story