The daily gossip: Golden Globes announce nominations as if everything is totally fine, Kim Kardashian passes the baby bar, and more
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Golden Globes announce nominations as if everything is totally fine
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association had some real "this is fine" dog energy on Monday while announcing the nominations for this year's Golden Globe Awards, despite getting canceled in both senses of the word. NBC already announced it wouldn't air the Golden Globes in January following revelations that the HFPA had literally zero Black members. But somehow, the Golden Globes will still be handed out next month. Monday's nominations included Belfast, Coda, Dune, King Richard, and The Power of the Dog up for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Meanwhile, Cyrano, Don't Look Up, Licorice Pizza, tick, tick … Boom!, and West Side Story were nominated for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. Perhaps the highlight of the morning, though, was Snoop Dogg reading the nominations while seeming like he wanted to be absolutely anywhere else, even managing to mispronounce Ben Affleck's name at one point. "Sorry about that, Ben," he said.
Kim Kardashian passes the baby bar exam after failing it 3 times
The fourth time was the charm for Kim Kardashian. Kardashian revealed Monday on Instagram she has finally passed the "baby bar" exam after two years of attempts. "Looking in the mirror, I am really proud of the woman looking back today in the reflection," she wrote. The reality star explained that "in California, the way I'm studying law you need to take 2 bar exams, this was just the first one but with the harder pass rate." She previously failed the exam three times, although to be fair, she had a pretty good excuse for not passing the third time; she noted she "did have COVID" then. She wrote on Instagram that her father, the late attorney Robert Kardashian, "would be so proud" — even though "I am told he was notorious for making fun of people who didn't pass on their first attempt like he did."
'Fantastic Beasts' swaps in Mads Mikkelsen for Johnny Depp in 'Secrets of Dumbledore' trailer
Johnny who? The first trailer for the third Fantastic Beasts movie The Secrets of Dumbledore debuted Monday, revealing Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Grindelwald. Mikkelsen replaces Depp after the Pirates of the Caribbean star was asked to step down in the wake of losing a libel lawsuit against a tabloid that called him a wife beater. The trailer offered a look at Mikkelsen as the villain — he pretty much just looks like Mikkelsen, and there's no acknowledgement that he looks any different than Depp did. The rest of the trailer shows our heroes returning to Hogwarts and assembling a team in hopes of defeating the "most dangerous wizard in over a century." Much to Warner Bros.' chagrin, the trailer debuted just as J.K. Rowling was once again trending for yet another anti-trans tweet.
Billie Eilish believes she 'would have died' from COVID-19 if she was unvaccinated
August 2021 was no time to die for Billie Eilish, and she credits the COVID-19 vaccine. Eilish revealed Monday on The Howard Stern Show that she battled COVID-19 for nearly two months earlier this year. "It was bad," she said. "I didn't die, and I wasn't gonna die, but that does not take away from how miserable it was. I mean, it was terrible. I still have side effects." Eilish said she was vaccinated at the time, though she stressed that it was "because of the vaccine that I'm fine," and "I think if I weren't vaccinated, I would have died." She praised the COVID-19 vaccines as "f---ing amazing," and she did note that her case wasn't terrible in the grand "scheme of COVID." Eilish previously urged her fans to get vaccinated, saying in a Vanity Fair interview, "It's not just for you, you selfish b---h!"
Naomie Harris alleges a 'huge star' groped her in an audition
James Bond star Naomie Harris told the Mail on Sunday that a major actor once groped her during an audition. Harris, who played Moneypenny in the James Bond series, didn't name the person, but she alleged he put his hand up her skirt while she was reading. "What was so shocking about it was the casting director was there and the director, and of course no one said anything because he was — he is — such a huge star," she said. Harris said this was the only "#MeToo incident" she has experienced in her career, which she said makes her "very lucky given how rife that behaviour was." She did, though, also recall a project she was on where "there was a #MeToo incident and there was no hesitation … [the perpetrator] was immediately removed." So, she suggested, "now things have definitely changed."