The daily gossip: February 11, 2020

Details from Beyoncé and Jay-Z's top-secret Oscars party are beginning to emerge, Birds of Prey is already getting a title change, and more

Jay-Z and Beyonce.
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1. Details from Beyoncé and Jay-Z's top-secret Oscars party are beginning to emerge

Entry to Beyoncé and Jay-Z's invite-only, ultra-exclusive Oscars party came with a few ground rules, including a strict ban on all social media posts. But come on — wouldn't you be bragging if you scored an invite from Bey and Jay? That's presumably how a few details about the post-Oscars party have trickled out. Among the most interesting details? The party was intended to make attendees feel like they were in a dive bar, complete with pool tables and slices of New York-style pizza. And if you're feeling jealous, just remember: You can go to an actual dive bar and have a similar experience — no invite needed!

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2. Birds of Prey is already getting a title change

The edgy superhero flick Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) disappointed at the box office this weekend — perhaps because the movie was over before any prospective audience members even managed to spit out the full title at the ticket counter. With that in mind, Warner Bros. has implemented a last-minute fix, changing the film's title to Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey for anyone buying a ticket from theater chains like Regal and AMC. If that fails, we suppose Warner Bros. could get even more creative with alternate titles. (Our suggestion: Harley Quinn: Just Pretend This is Part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.)

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3. Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston bumped into each other at the Oscars

Giving new meaning to the phrase "we've got to stop meeting like this," exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt can't stop bumping into each other awards shows. The latest run-in came immediately after the Oscars, when Pitt and Aniston reportedly ran into each other at a star-studded after-party. A source reports that Aniston congratulated Pitt on his Oscar win but "didn't hang out long" — because it's hard to make friendly small talk when you know that literally any interaction will get studied like the Zapruder film in every gossip rag.

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4. Mark Ruffalo might star in that Parasite TV show

Fresh off a Best Picture win that makes a new version seem even more unnecessary, Bong Joon-ho's Parasite is nevertheless still bound for an English-language re-imagining as a miniseries on HBO. The latest news? Multiple sources report that Mark Ruffalo is being courted for one of the lead roles. HBO said the Parasite series is so early in development that "to speculate on any characters or casting is wildly premature" — but if you happen to spot Ruffalo moonlighting as an English tutor or a chauffeur over the next few months, you'll know he's already doing some serious research for the role.


5. Eminem got to hug Salma Hayek

It's still sort of unclear why the Academy Awards surprised everybody by bringing out Eminem, of all people, to perform "Lose Yourself," the Oscar-winning anthem from 2002's 8 Mile. But whatever the explanation, at least one person was thrilled Eminem was finally at the Oscars: Eminem himself. In a post-mortem interview, Eminem raved about how much he enjoyed attending the ceremony, specifically mentioning that he got to hug Salma Hayek — because even celebrities can't help gushing like middle-schoolers when they bump into one of their crushes.


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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.