Jessica Chastain might skip the Oscars’ red carpet so that she can be in the Dolby when the Best Makeup and Hairstyling category is called before the show. The team from The Eyes of Tammy Faye is nominated, and she wants to support to them, which is totally understandable. Also, this is a GREAT way for actors and other above-the-line talent to support their below-the-line peers, and it would send a huge message to ABC (who pressed for the Academy to bump several categories off the live broadcast. They wanted eleven, eight was the compromise). Oh you want better ratings? Well, we’ll ditch the red carpet and spend an hour in a room together UNTELEVISED. Let’s see what THAT does for your ratings. (DListed)


Throughout the 2010s, Blake Lively became one of the superstars of the Met Gala. Her taste doesn’t always appeal to me, but she knows how to make these big red carpets COUNT, and her sense of costume and drama works well for the Met. This year, she is one of the co-chairs for the Met Gala (along with Ryan Reynolds, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Regina King). I can’t wait to see the look she delivers, but have you heard the theme? It’s “Gilded Glamour”. This is supposed to be Part II to last year’s Part I, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”. But, as many people have pointed out, “Gilded Glamour” might not be the right look for the times, given everything going on. I think it fits, though. The Gilded Age, which will undoubtedly be a major point of reference, was a time of massive inequality and riotous social change. What is a bunch of rich celebrities dressed in couture for a $30,000 a plate dinner but a sign of massive inequality and the need for riotous social change? (Popsugar)

Speaking of fashion, the Pachinko premiere brought LOOKS.  We posted some photos yesterday, but click here to see more. (Go Fug Yourself)


And speaking of the Gilded Age, Gilded Age star Louisa Jacobson couldn’t sleep on her side because her ribs were so sore from the corsets. Yikes on bikes. (Celebitchy)

The Babysitter’s Club was cancelled at Netflix after two seasons. Katherine VanArendonk talked to showrunner Rachel Shukert about what happened and what the show meant for young girls. She makes a great point that entertainment is often uninterested in—or unwilling to—portray tween and teen girls realistically (just look at the respective dust-ups over Turning Red and Cuties). She also gets into how Netflix wields its algorithm, which is less about raw numbers, and more about how viewers engage with shows on the platform. Apparently, Netflix wants viewers to watch THEIR way, not however the audience may prefer, and will cancel even popular shows if the engagement isn’t “right”. Troubling, but it might also explain what happened to Santa Clarita Diet. (Vulture)