The daily gossip: January 23, 2020

Scott Meslow

1.

No, Virginia, there is not a Santa Claus — and also, James Corden is not actually driving during Carpool Karaoke. This shocking revelation comes from photos taken by fans during the filming of an upcoming Carpool Karaoke episode with Justin Bieber, which revealed that the car Corden is "driving" is actually being pulled down the street by a larger truck. The helping hand enables Corden to focus on his singing instead of, you know, driving carefully enough to ensure he doesn't end up in the news for getting into a six-car pileup with Lady Gaga in the passenger seat. [E! Online]

2.

Two months after her breakup with Channing Tatum, Jessie J has a new boyfriend: Channing Tatum. A source reports the duo is "fully back together" after taking a break at the end of 2019, at which point Tatum reportedly signed up for the exclusive dating app Raya. Jessie J and Tatum celebrated their reunion by running errands together, which we hope didn't include a stop at IKEA. That's a real relationship killer. [E! Online, Us Weekly]

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It's been nearly a week since the brief Jennifer Aniston-Brad Pitt reunion heard 'round the world, and if you're still hoping the A-list exes end up back together, you have something in common with a truly staggering number of celebrities. Famous #Braniston 'shippers who have openly rooted for a reunion include Mindy Kaling, Michelle Monaghan, and Jerry O'Connell, who said Aniston and Pitt getting back together "would be our Meghan and Harry" — so don't be surprised if they eventually decide to dodge all this press by eloping to Canada. [ET Online, Page Six]

4.

You'd think that playing James Bond — perhaps the defining cinematic icon of super-suave, super-sexy masculinity — would be enough to give Daniel Craig a healthy boost of confidence. But celebrities can be just as insecure as we are: When asked if he envied Chris Evans's much-discussed sweater in Knives Out, Craig replied, "I'm jealous of his pecs." And while Craig is in undeniably good shape in his own right, his confession does raise the intriguing question of who would win in a 007 vs. Captain America crossover movie. [Entertainment Weekly]

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The climactic events of last year's Avengers: Endgame left the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a state of flux, with upcoming movies like The Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings set to introduce a whole new roster of superheroes to make up for all the ones who just died or retired. But at least one familiar face is confirmed for another adventure: Disney is officially developing a sequel to the Brie Larson-starring Captain Marvel — because come on, of course that's what you do when your first movie makes a billion dollars. [Variety]

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