We are all suffering from streaming exhaustion but I have literally never heard of Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon. That isn’t to say the movie isn’t good, there’s just there’s been zero promotion for it. (AV Club gave it a decent review.) Kate Hudson (who pulled out an Oscar de la Renta gown for the premiere) is doing her part – she dressed up, she hit a red carpet, she posted on Instagram. The caption says the movie is out September 30th but what exactly does that mean– in theatres? On demand? Both? You kind of need to specify that stuff for audiences now.
This morning Lainey wrote about unapologetic Wife Guy George Clooney and, because of the Try Guys scandal, the persona of the Wife Guy is being dissected right now. This got me thinking about Smug Marrieds (a term I’ve stolen from Bridget Jones’s Diary) and I would define this as a celebrity couple who uses their marital status for branding and career advancement. I would put forth Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk as part of this group. The latter just did a podcast for Goop’s 50th birthday celebration. The strategies of the Smug Marrieds are not all the same: some are all about “realness” with anecdotes about poop and not bathing their kids. Some lean into wink-wink sarcasm. Some are earnest and position themselves as experts. It seems like a dangerous chance to take, using a relationship as a commodity to sell culottes or diapers or gin. But maybe it’s a bonding exercise. Does the couple that sells together, stay together?
Big news in fashion as Riccardo Tisci exits Burberry. He has very close relationships with several models (like Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid and Irina Shayk) and celebrities like Madonna and Beyoncé. Daniel Lee (from Bottega Venetta) is stepping into the role and the swiftness of the decision making and announcements indicates that this has been in the works behind the scenes. Fashion is all about forward movement so the question in the air is where will Riccardo go next: will it be another major house or will he go out on his own?
I have to admit that I don’t love most celebrity cooking videos on Instagram. There are exceptions (like Jennifer Garner) but for the most part, they don’t do it for me. Take Cameron Diaz for example – I love her movies. I think she is forever a movie star. She is charming. I’m happy she’s found peace and love in her home life. But I will always prefer watching her scream at Julia Roberts in a bathroom over watching her make crostini.
Will this be my last ever Don’t Worry Darling social media post? I make no promises.