The daily gossip: Drew Barrymore is dating again after being single for 'so many years,' Sally Field dubs Burt Reynolds worst on-screen kisser, and more
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Drew Barrymore is dating again after being single for 'so many years'
Drew Barrymore is ready for 50 more first dates. On her talk show, the actress confirmed she's dating again after being single for the past six years. "The last time you were here, we both were single," she told her guest, Whoopi Goldberg. "You weren't dating. Are you dating now?" Barrymore, for one, acknowledged, "I am." Her grand return to the dating scene comes after she made headlines for admitting she can go "years" without having sex, and she later blogged that she has "not been able to have an intimate relationship" since she and Will Kopelman divorced in 2016. "Because it had been so many years, I started to get a little worried, like I'm too good at being alone," she said this week. Barrymore didn't provide any details about the potential new special someone in her life, but seriously, if it's Pete Davidson, we're going to lose it.
Sally Field dubs Burt Reynolds worst on-screen kisser
They say you shouldn't speak ill of the dead or kiss and tell, but Sally Field is knocking off both in one go. On Watch What Happens Live, a caller asked Sally Field to name her worst on-screen kiss, and after questioning if she should "name names," she decided to go for it. "This is going to be a shocker," she said. "Hold on, folks. Burt Reynolds." She's apparently talking about their 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit, and it's a shocker because the two actually dated in real life for years. But according to Field, kissing, or at least on-screen kissing, "just was not something that" Reynolds "really did very well," adding that their kiss involved "a lot of drooling." Stay tuned to find out how this revelation might affect Sight & Sound's upcoming 100 Greatest Kissers of All Time poll.
Greta Gerwig tried to announce her pregnancy, but 'nobody cared'
Does Greta Gerwig have a little woman on the way? On The Tonight Show, the Little Women director confirmed she's expecting her second child with partner Noah Baumbach. Well, actually, she tried to confirm it earlier, unsuccessfully. "I went to an event recently," Gerwig explained, and "wore something that" she thought would make it clear she's pregnant. "I thought everyone would be so interested to know that I was gonna have another child," she said. "And nobody cared, and it didn't get reported on — which, it turns out, nobody's paying attention to [me]." She's probably talking about the Academy Governors Awards, which she attended on Nov. 19 wearing a dress that Who What Wear did point out appeared to be a "red carpet maternity look," but it otherwise went fairly unnoticed. For her third pregnancy, Gerwig presumably plans to ensure everyone takes notice by roller skating through Hollywood in a Barbie-style, bright neon maternity dress.
Mel B: James Corden is 1 of the 'biggest d--khead' celebrities
Mel B is here to spice up the "James Corden is a jerk" discourse. On The Big Narstie Show, the former Spice Girl was asked to name "the biggest d--khead celebrity you have met," and she rattled off a few names — the first being one of the usual suspects, James Corden. "I think you always have to be nice to the people that you work with whether it be production, camera guys, sound, lighting," she said, insinuating this isn't true of Corden. The comments came just as the whole drama involving Corden allegedly being rude to staff at a restaurant was starting to blow over. Other rude celebrities Mel B named included Jessie J and Geri Halliwell, the latter being her former bandmate, a.k.a. Ginger Spice. "I love her to bits," the singer said, "but she's really f--king annoying." But to be fair, the final rude celebrity she listed was … "Me." I'm the problem, it's me!
Is Keke Palmer headed toward a surprise Oscar nomination?
Could it soon be Oscar-nominee Keke Palmer? Yup! The winners of this year's New York Film Critics Circle Awards were revealed Friday, and the choices were mostly what pundits expected, including Best Film going to Tár. But there was also one major surprise upset in the Best Supporting Actress category, with Keke Palmer taking it for Nope. New York critics' picks don't always line up with the Oscars', but the victory at least puts Palmer in the conversation as a potential nominee, which wasn't quite the case a day ago. Her competition includes likely contenders like Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, and Jamie Lee Curtis. But if Palmer can keep up this momentum, all we have to say is … Sorry to these women.