The daily gossip: January 9, 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might move to Los Angeles, Adam Sandler thinks an Oscar nomination is "a long shot," and more

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
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1. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might move to Los Angeles

With the shocking news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle intend to "step back" from their "senior" roles in the Royal Family, the big question has been what they intend to do next. One insider claims they have the answer: Trading in Buckingham Palace for sunny Los Angeles. "Meghan is, at heart, an L.A. girl, she cares about money, power and prestige," says the source — because if there's one place Markle couldn't have found money, power, or prestige, it was as a member of the British Royal Family.

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2. Adam Sandler thinks an Oscar nomination is 'a long shot'

Adam Sandler is getting the best reviews of his career for the indie thriller Uncut Gems, and several Oscar prognosticators are even predicting he may end up in contention for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. But Sandler himself said that even though it would "make a lot of people laugh" if he ended up on the list of acting nominees, he thinks an Oscar nomination is "a long shot." And it's true: If the Academy didn't have the respect to nominate his dual role in Jack & Jill, why would they nominate him now?

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3. The Nanny is headed for Broadway

Rebooting popular '90s sitcoms for streaming services is so 2019. In 2020, why not reboot them for Broadway? Fran Drescher is developing a musical adaptation of her popular '90s sitcom The Nanny, with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend alums Rachel Bloom and Adam Schlesinger writing the score. Sadly, Drescher says she won't be reprising the title role in the stage production — but come on, who wouldn't want to hear her sing in that nasal wail?


4. Quentin Tarantino says Golden Girls helped get Reservoir Dogs made

If you're a Quentin Tarantino fan, you have one unlikely foursome to thank for his filmmaking career: Blanche, Sophia, Rose, and Dorothy. During his brief, pre-fame career as an actor who wasn't just appearing in Quentin Tarantino movies, Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator in an episode of The Golden Girls, which earned him enough money in residuals that he was able to survive while trying to get Reservoir Dogs made. Now Quentin: Please return the favor and cast Betty White in your next movie.

The Hollywood Reporter

5. Warner Bros. commits to A.I. film development system

It's not quite the robot apocalypse predicted by the Terminator movies, but executives all over Hollywood felt a shiver of impending obsolescence as Warner Bros. announced it will soon be outsourcing some of the film development process to an artificial intelligence program called Cinelytic. The program will "assess the value of a star in any territory and how much a film is expected to make in theaters" — so they should probably get ready for it to pitch 17 Joker sequels.

The Hollywood Reporter

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Scott Meslow

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for He has written about film and television at publications including The Atlantic, POLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.