The daily gossip: George Clooney's twins speak in secret code (Italian), Warner Bros. is going all-in on streaming debuts, and more

George Clooney's twins speak in secret code (Italian), Warner Bros. is going all-in on streaming debuts, and more

George and Amal Clooney.
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1. George and Amal Clooney's 3-year-old twins speak Italian to each other so their parents can't understand

The actor husband of internationally acclaimed barrister Amal Clooney appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night, where he revealed that his three-year-old twins have started speaking Italian to each other in order to avoid their parents' understanding. "We did a really dumb thing, which is, they speak fluent Italian," George Clooney said. "I mean fluent Italian at 3. But I don't speak Italian, my wife doesn't speak Italian, so we've armed them with a language." Clooney added, "I'll say, 'Go back in and clean your room,' and they'll be like, 'Eh, papa stronzo.' I'm from Kentucky, English is a second language to me." Truly terrifying stuff, particularly when you start wondering how the twins, Alexander and Ella, learned Italian in the first place.

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2. Warner Bros. is giving all its 2021 films a streaming debut

Warner Bros. just dropped a bombshell announcement that could potentially be the nail in the coffin for movie theaters. The studio on Thursday revealed plans to debut every film it has scheduled for 2021 for streaming on HBO Max in the United States on the same day it arrives in theaters, from The Suicide Squad to Dune and The Matrix 4, not to mention Godzilla vs. Kong, In the Heights, and more. Warner Bros. previously said it would debut Wonder Woman 1984 this way on Dec. 25. For those keeping track at home, it was just in September that Warner Bros. released Tenet as the first major tentpole film back (exclusively) in re-opened theaters. A lot, clearly, can change in three months.

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3. Don't answer a FaceTime from the Kardashian-Jenners

The Kardashian-Jenner family managed to take a vacation (again) during the coronavirus pandemic, but it seems they are still bored. The whole clan is somewhere snowy (potentially Finland?) and took advantage of the rare moment all five sisters and the matriarch were together. They posed together as if taking a photo, and prank-FaceTimed their famous friends, including comedian Dave Chapelle, TikTok star Addison Rae, and Justin Bieber, who is saved in the caller's phone as "J Bizzle." Noteworthy reactions came from their friend Taco, who immediately assumed he was in trouble, and Kylie's baby-daddy Travis Scott who said, "What's going on? Bye." If you get a FaceTime call from a Kardashian or Jenner anytime soon, maybe think twice about picking up.

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4. Sasha Obama approaches TikTok stardom

Move over, Claudia Conway — there's a new political offspring on TikTok. Sasha Obama, the youngest daughter of former President Barack Obama, starred in a since-deleted TikTok this week, where she was seen dancing to the viral song "Adderall (Corvette Corvette)" with a group of friends. The video wasn't posted by Obama herself, although it features the former first daughter front and center, giving the video its star power. This isn't Sasha's first appearance on the app, but she doesn't seem to have her own public TikTok account. And judging by the level of attention she's gotten from some fairly innocuous Toks, that may be a good call.

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5. Prince Harry was mistaken for a tree farm employee

You can take the boy out of the royal family, and you can also apparently take the royal family out of the boy. While Prince Harry was out shopping in California for a Christmas tree with his wife, Meghan Markle, a young child reportedly served the former royal a slice of humble pie when he approached the prince and asked if he was a worker at the tree barn. The mistake must have been quite unusual for Harry, who has been in the public eye since the day he was born and who, along with his wife, has been a regular tabloid fixture. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly tree-hunting for their first Christmas since giving up their royal titles and forgoing state funds — which, come to think of it, maybe Harry should work at the tree barn.


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