Celebrity Status – Oscar Snubs, Pudding For Coolidge, And No Madonna For Julia
For Wednesday, January 25th:
The Oscar nominations were announced yesterday, and while there were some nice surprises and well-deserving nominees — yay, to 11 nominations for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” — the industry is a little ticked that not a single female director was recognized, and movies like “Till” and “The Woman King” and their actors – hello, Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler— were completely shut out.
Chris Stapleton will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl… Babyface is slated to sing “America the Beautiful,” and Abbott Elementary’s Sheryl Lee Ralph will be singing “Lift Every Voice.” And as previously hyped…Rihanna is doing the Half Time show.
Jennifer Coolidge has never been more everywhere than this past year or so, and because of that AND her extensive career before White Lotus, she is being honoured as Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year next weekend in her hometown of Boston. Man of the Year honoree this time around is Bob Odenkirk from Breaking Bad.
Julia Garner‘s months-long effort to win the role of Madonna in the upcoming biopic has been a waste of time apparently. The flick is being scrapped now with the news of Madonna’s world tour.
In other headlines, Pete Davidson has been getting his Kim Kardashian-inspired tattoos removed.
….Panic! at the Disco have announced they’re breaking up the band after 19 years.
…and on her show this week, Drew Barrymore dressed up as M3GAN, the creepy AI doll and interviewed Allison Williams.