SPOTLIGHT TOPICS‘Bridgerton’ Actor Regé-Jean Page Emerges as James Bond Candidate. The actor, who plays the dashing Duke of Hastings in the Regency romance series, had fuelled speculation on Dec. 16, when he tweeted “Regency, royalty. Shaken and stirred,” a reference to how Bond likes his martini mixed. People quickly took to Twitter with funny thirst memes supporting the idea. Other people like @Sinavus said things like “He won't make a good bond, Idris would be much better.” @SuzyML29 said, “OMG he would be the perfect 007!” @ciaobaybay saying “U can shake & stir me anytime Winking face emoji”. Then you had trolls respond with idiotic comparisons like from @FLUX2209 “Yeah and I hope Leonardo DiCaprio plays Martin Luther King
”Kim Kardashian West has been wearing her wedding band less often on social media in the weeks leading up to her decision to start preparing to file for divorce from husband Kanye West. Kardashian snapped a selfie cuddling up beside BFF La La Anthony on Dec. 17 where she held her left hand up to her cheek, visibly showing her bare ring finger. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are in Counseling as She Prepares for Divorce but multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE on Jan. 5 that West, who wed Kardashian in May 2014, knows that the star is preparing to file divorce papers. "He knows that she's done. She has had enough, and she told him that she wants some space to figure out her future," a source told PEOPLE, adding that West is bracing for a filing but doesn't know when it will take place.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves newcomers, that’s also made the film awards season a ripe time for new streamers to get their feet wet in the awards space. Last year, it was Apple TV Plus that administered a full-fledged awards effort, just two months after the service’s launch. In 2020, Disney Plus also came out of the gate as an instant awards contender, scoring a whopping eight Emmys (including seven for “The Mandalorian”). And Quibi also had a good first (and let’s face it, only) year at the Emmys as a rookie streamer, winning two. It used to take network newcomers years to land their first major TV awards nomination, let alone a win. HBO waited decades. Campaign efforts for HBO, HBO Max, and the Turner networks were recently consolidated under one awards team. Peacock, meanwhile, hasn’t yet put together an in-house awards team and so is keeping its inaugural year laser-focused on a handful of titles, including “The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Saved by the Bell,” “AP Bio” and “The Capture.” 2021 promises to be an all-out awards battle among streamers old and new.