The daily gossip: Jamie Lynn Spears swears she tried to help Britney, Kristen Stewart's Oscar momentum hits a snag, and more
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Jamie Lynn Spears insists she helped Britney during conservatorship battle
Jamie Lynn Spears is commenting on Britney Spears' conservatorship battle, insisting to Good Morning America that she did try to help her sister. "I've always been my sister's biggest supporter," the Zoey 101 star said, "so when she needed help, I set up ways to do so, went out of my way to make sure that she had the contacts she needed." Spears' conservatorship finally ended in November, and Jamie Lynn said she was "happy" about this, adding she "didn't understand what was happening" when the conservatorship was set up 13 years ago. Britney Spears has repeatedly slammed her family's handling of the conservatorship and recently unfollowed Jamie Lynn on Instagram. Britney also criticized that her sister "performed MY SONGS" at an awards show in 2017, adding, "My so-called support system hurt me deeply !!!!" Jamie Lynn tearfully told ABC of their rift, "I don't know why we're in this position right now."
Kristen Stewart shockingly get snubbed at the SAG Awards
Did erstwhile Oscar frontrunner Kristen Stewart just get knocked out of the Best Actress race? Stewart was long the favorite to win Best Actress at the 2022 Oscars for playing Princess Diana in Spencer. But on Wednesday, Stewart was shockingly left off the lead actress nominations list for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Instead, the nominees were Jessica Chastain for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter, Lady Gaga for House of Gucci, Jennifer Hudson for Respect, and Nicole Kidman for Being the Ricardos. It was a major setback for Stewart considering, as awards pundit Nathaniel Rogers noted, nobody has ever won Best Actress at the Oscars without first getting a SAG nod, though Regina King did so in the supporting category. It seems Golden Globe-winner Kidman may be the frontrunner now. Perhaps Stewart can still get back in the race, but maybe she shouldn't start writing that acceptance speech just yet.
Documentary on Evan Rachel Wood and her Marilyn Manson allegations to debut at Sundance
A new documentary on Evan Rachel Wood and her decision to come forward with abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson is set to debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The documentary, Phoenix Rising, "intimately charts her journey as she moves toward naming her infamous abuser for the first time," as the Westworld star seeks to "reclaim her story in a culture that instinctively blames women," Sundance said. Director Amy Berg has reportedly been working with Wood on the documentary for over two years, going back to before she came forward in 2021 to allege Manson "horrifically abused me for years." Wood's allegations prompted numerous other women to publicly accuse the rock star of sexual abuse. "[Wood is] so candid with us," Berg told Variety. "And it's very personal." The documentary will also air on HBO.
Diane Kruger says Quentin Tarantino didn't want to cast her in 'Inglourious Basterds'
Quentin Tarantino almost said arrivederci to Diane Kruger while casting Inglourious Basterds. In a new podcast interview, Kruger revealed the director originally didn't want to cast her as Bridget von Hammersmark in his 2009 war film, explaining, "He saw a movie that I was in he didn't like. So he didn't believe in me from the get-go." In fact, Kruger says she only got an audition because "there was no one left," and she recalls having to "jump through all these hoops" to get the role, including paying for her own flight to Germany because Taratino wouldn't meet with her in the United States. "But I was like, 'You know what? F--- him!" Kruger said. "I'm just gonna do that and prove to him that I can do it.' And thankfully it all worked out." Back in 2018, she said the experience of working on Inglourious Basterds was "pure joy," adding Tarantino "treated me with utter respect."
Netflix is reportedly making not one, but two more 'Red Notice' movies
This just in: that Netflix movie you threw on in the background while folding laundry will now get an entire trilogy. Netflix is working on not one, but two sequels to Red Notice, its action film starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, and Ryan Reynolds, Deadline reports. The two sequels will reportedly shoot back-to-back, Lord of the Rings style, beginning in early 2023. Writer and director Rawson Marshall Thurber is reportedly now working on the script, and according to Deadline, "the plan is to bring back the star trio and add new characters." Red Notice was a huge hit for Netflix, becoming the streamer's most watched movie ever, though critics weren't too hot on it, with Polygon calling it "as bad as blockbuster movies can possibly get." Naturally, we'll probably be getting sequels to it every year for the rest of our lives.