The daily gossip: January 14, 2020

Billie Eilish will perform the new James Bond theme, January Jones went on some dates with The Bachelor's Nick Viall, and more

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1. Billie Eilish will sing the new James Bond theme

Daniel Craig is slated to return as James Bond in April's No Time to Die, and we finally know which hooky pop anthem will be playing when 007 is hunting down the bad guys this the time. No Time to Die's theme song will be performed by Billie Eilish, who is cowriting the song with her brother Finneas O'Connell. The 18-year-old Eilish is the youngest-ever performer to croon a Bond song, and was just five years old when Craig made his debut as 007 — so sure, who better to write a song about being a 51-year-old dude who slugs down martinis?


2. January Jones went on some dates with The Bachelor's Nick Viall

Every Bachelor or Bachelorette on the hit reality series gets dozens of chances to find love over the course of a season, but it doesn't always work. Take the case of Nick Viall, who proposed to a woman at the end of his season of The Bachelor but broke up with her shortly after — and ended up dating Mad Men star January Jones instead. When asked how dating Viall went, Jones, a Bachelor super-fan, admitted that "all [she] did was grill him about the show" — and given that they only went out a couple of times, we're guessing no roses were exchanged.

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3. Meghan Markle was unprepared for the 'drama and backstabbing' of royal life

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to "step back" from royal life has gossip reporters around the world racing to do a forensic analysis of what prompted such a dramatic decision. The real story, according to one inside source: Markle was surprised and unprepared for "the constant criticism and drama and backstabbing that goes on behind palace doors." Sounds like all that soapy drama on The Crown really is based on actual history.

Us Weekly

4. Daniel Craig can make 'an incredible martini'

Today in unsurprising-but-delightful revelations: Over the course of his 13-year tenure as 007, Daniel Craig has perfected the martini. In an interview, Craig's Knives Out costar Noah Segan revealed that Craig makes "an incredible martini," though he somehow failed to disclose if the drink is shaken or stirred. Segan also confided that Craig is adept at making espresso martinis, too — even international super-spies might occasionally need a little pick-me-up when they're trying to save the world.

Us Weekly

5. Everyone is trying to figure out how Spider-Man fits into Jared Leto's Morbius movie

Just when you managed to memorize all seven dozen superheroes in Avengers: Endgame, Morbius is here to make you learn a whole new series of interconnected comic book movies. The new movie stars Jared Leto as a kind of superheroic vampire, and the first trailer contains an unexpected surprise for fans: An appearance by the villain Michael Keaton played in Spider-Man: Homecoming, as well as a poster implying that this movie takes place after last year's Spider-Man: Far From Home. Of course, Spider-Man actually appearing in Morbius would likely require an elaborate profit-sharing pact between Sony and Disney — no superhero, no matter how powerful, can leap over a corporate rights dispute in a single bound.

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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.