Stress that won’t let up is all around us, it seems (and has been for a very long time). So why not take a break and get into:
Speaking of retreats, Nicole Kidman stars as a guru at a facility that looks like part paradise, part horror film setting.
This time, Kidman may freak folks out a bit as a mysterious wellness expert who oversees a resort where nine weary city dwellers (played by Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Regina Hall, Samara Weaving and others) come for some R & R.
“Nine Perfect Strangers” is currently streaming on Hulu.
‘Marlon Wayans: You Know What It Is’
But let’s not forget his comedy roots.
It’s currently streaming on HBO Max (which is owned by CNN’s parent company).
The pair star in “Annette,” a film about a comedian and opera singer who fall in love at the height of their careers and have a daughter named — you guessed it — Annette.
That’s pretty much all I can say without revealing any spoilers, but it starts streaming Friday on Amazon Prime.
Two things to listen to
“I would be in the basement of a sports venue, showering in the basketball lockers — or, like, (the venue) would be named after a fast-food restaurant — and I’d just (think), ‘I don’t know if this is me,'” she said. “I’m an amphitheater girl. I’m a 150-year-old theater girl.”
The “Solar Power” album drops Friday.
It’s been a long time, Debbie Gibson.
Twenty years after “M.Y.O.B.,” Gibson has a new album titled “The Body Remembers.”
“The goal was to make an undeniably special, authentic, well-crafted and yet still raw album,” she said. “I feel great about the fact we found that. I feel like I’ve made an undeniable album.”
Way to take us back and bring us forward, Debbie. The new album is out Friday.
One thing to talk about
When asked about her “Terms of Endearment” costar Shirley MacLaine, who played her mother, writing in her memoir that Winger once farted in her face, Winger is quoted as saying “Well, I have never known Shirley to tell the truth about anything” — though she did also add they are “loving friends.”
She also didn’t shy away from having called “An Officer and a Gentleman” costar Richard Gere “a brick wall.”
“I probably could have come up with something nicer,” she said, chuckling.
But it was the revelation that Winger quit the film “A League of Their Own” because they had cast Madonna that garnered the most attention.
Winger said she didn’t think the film paid enough homage to the legacy of the female professional baseball players for whom it was about, but also said she didn’t “begrudge” the cast who made the film with Geena Davis replacing her.
Something to sip on
I worry about Lizzo.
And while people could definitely stand to be nicer on social media, I hope Lizzo gives some consideration to whether or not she is making herself more of a target, given the frequent bare-booty photos and videos she has posted.
I’m all for self-love and celebrating bodies of all sizes, but many of us would love her regardless.