Happy Friday and welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon dispatch featuring the latest reporting from Puck.
Today, we kick things off with Matt Belloni’s dissection of the self-made economic conundrum that led Netflix to pass on bankable filmmaker Nancy Meyers’s $150 million ScarJo rom-com.
Plus, below the fold: Tara Palmeri investigates a political mystery: Why would Mike Pence run for president? Then, on The Powers That Be, Matt links up with Peter Hamby to break down the Oscars aftermath, including the TikTok deal, Tom Cruise’s snub, why young A-listers hate the red carpet, and more. And on The Town, Matt celebrates the pod’s one-year anniversary with Producer Craig.