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Steven Spielberg Is ‘Very Happy’ He Passed on ‘Harry Potter’

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | February 14, 2023 |

By Mike Redmond | Pajiba Love | February 14, 2023 |


Steven Spielberg has no regrets on rejecting an offer to direct the first Harry Potter. In fact, he’s “very happy” with the decision. (Variety)

Tom Holland got a nice little bump from Rihanna’s halftime show. (Lainey Gossip)

Tom Brady promises to lay off the thirst traps. (Dlisted)

And, wait, he and Gisele dumped how much into FTX?! (Celebitchy)

From Kayleigh: Trans witches game bundle raises $100K, offering an alternative to Hogwarts Legacy. (Polygon)

From Andrew: Playbill killed a story about Broadway Front of House Workers getting abused because the CEO said it was “not reflecting reality.” Insert “it’s one banana, what could it cost?” meme here. (Daily Beast)

From Claude: Just in time for Black History Month: Clarice Phelps was key to discovering a new element on the periodic table… and then had to fight to get her name recognized as part of the team. And yes, she is a Black woman, how’d you know? (CNN)

From Petr: Selling out still sucks. (Defector)

From Roxana: What happens when the surreal imagination of the world’s greatest living animator, Hayao Miyazaki, is turned into a theme park? (NYT)

From Seth: Man, there is so much gross in this article. (Intelligencer)

From Jen: The perfect Valentine’s Day message doesn’t exist. (Instagram)

Flimflamingo wants the outdoors to be accessible to all bodies and Syren Nagakyne’s Disabled Hiker’s Guide to Western Washington and Oregon is inspiring. "The guide itself is a marvel of reference books. (Trust me, I’m a literal expert in this.) It is beautiful. It is thorough…The difficulty of trails is measured in spoons." What do you want to know before you decide to engage in outside activity? (Cannonball Read 15)