The daily gossip: February 5, 2020

Scott Meslow

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When you're getting a tattoo, it's generally a good idea to go to an actual trained tattoo artist — but if an Oscar-nominated actress offered to give you some free ink, would you turn it down? That's the driving question behind Margot Robbie's brief second career as an amateur tattoo artist. It began when she bought a tattoo gun on eBay, and ended after a regrettable incident at a bachelorette party, when "a lot of drinking" led to several bridesmaids getting matching tattoos from Robbie on the eve of a wedding. Robbie says her tattooing days are officially behind her, so sorry, fans: You'll just have to go to someone who actually knows what they're doing. [Yahoo Entertainment]

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In what was either an embarrassing technical error or a very, very early look at this Sunday's Academy Awards winners, the official Academy Awards Twitter account posted — and then swiftly deleted — an image of "Oscar predictions" that included clear winners in all 24 categories. The roster of selections included Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor, Renée Zellweger for Best Actress, and Parasite for Best Picture. "This error is now resolved. And we'll reveal our picks on Sunday," said the Academy in a statement. Which, sure, fine — but can we keep Parasite for Best Picture? [New York Post]

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Thanks to the combined efforts of stars Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, 2004's The Notebook ensured that movie theaters around the world were full of used tissues left by sobbing moviegoers. But The Notebook could have had a very different star: Jessica Simpson, who reveals in her new memoir that she turned the movie down because she didn't want to film a sex scene. Simpson says she later watched The Notebook on a plane and concluded it was "the most romantic movie in the world" — who needs Casablanca? [Page Six]

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With last year's Rise of Skywalker in the rearview mirror, Star Wars is officially set to vacate movie theaters for the foreseeable future. In a call with investors, Disney CEO Bob Iger said Star Wars will "take a bit of a hiatus in terms of theatrical releases" so the company can focus on Star Wars TV shows like The Mandalorian and the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. Iger added that Disney might use the second season of The Mandalorian to introduce new characters before "taking those characters in their own direction" — which probably just means finding new ways to squeeze Baby Yoda into everything. [Variety]

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In case you couldn't tell just by looking at him, it's official: Robert Pattinson is the handsomest man in the world. And what authority has bestowed this lofty honor? Math! Or more specifically: The Golden Ratio, as evaluated through a computer program used by a facial cosmetic surgeon. Pattinson's "only score below average was for his lips, which are a little thin and flat," said the surgeon — apparently being literally the most handsome man in the world still isn't enough to keep you from getting negged in a gossip rag. [The Daily Mail]

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