–Selena Gomez looks happy and healthy on the new cover of Harper’s Bazaar, in which she talks about her complex relationship to Instagram, and her increasing appreciation for her Latin heritage.
–Prince William, Catherine, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle took the stage at the first annual Royal Foundation forum. I was incredibly impressed by how well Markle did.
-It looks like Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are at it again. They were spotted together in Prague.
-An E! ex-employee backed up stylist Suzie Hardy‘s allegations against Ryan Seacrest on the Today Show, saying he witnessed several incidents of misconduct against her. “She would go to tie his shoe, and Ryan would shove her head toward his crotch. I saw that more than once.” Seacrest says Hardy is lying, and claims she offered to withdraw her allegations if he paid her millions. “This person who has accused me of horrible things tried to buy her silence by asking for money on multiple occasions — I refused. I don’t want to accuse anyone of not telling the truth but in this case, I have no choice but to again deny the claims against me, remind people that I was recused of any wrongdoing, and put the matter to rest.”
-Variety is pushing back on Seacrest‘s claim that they didn’t reach out to him for comment on their story. (Also, the replies to that thread prove that people have no idea how journalism works.)
-Meanwhile, he is still set to start shooting the new season of Idol later this week, and is still scheduled to host E!’s Oscar red carpet on Sunday. But some publicists say they plan on steering their clients away from him.
-Also, Kelly Ripa is reportedly remaining “fully supportive” of Seacrest.
-This might be the craziest Oscars in a while in terms of how up in the air the Best Picture category is. It feels like most experts expect a tight race between Shape Of Water and Three Billboards, with a possible upset from Get Out (which I think should win).
–Nick Kroll and John Mulaney debuted their new insufferable hipster characters on Conan. I hope they host this weekend’s Spirit Awards in character.
-I’m glad that everyone is shouting out Jesse Plemons’ performance in Game Night. It feels like one of those movies that’s going to be forgotten about really quickly, but if you’re looking for something funny after the Oscars, I laughed a lot.
–Kal Penn talked about his time working at the White House, and how weird it now is to be playing a White House a press secretary on Designated Survivor.
-Speaking of season two reviews, Atlanta is reportedly “now less a television series than a conceptual work of art — a fractured feat of storytelling that works on mood more than momentum.”
–This roundtable with the stars/writers of the new Roseanne makes me want to watch the reboot.
–Ta-Nehisi Coates writing Captain America makes me want to start reading comics.
–Kelly Clarkson can even make Google-translated songs sound good.
-I want to watch all the movies that the kids from The Florida Project pitched.
-This is really good advice from a former Survivor star about being on reality TV.
–Kevin Costner tries to survive frontier life in the trailer for Paramount Network’s new drama Yellowstone.