–Lena Dunham is on the cover of UK Cosmo’s February issue, in which she gets candid about becoming addicted to the medication she was prescribed after her hysterectomy (“You’re not present. You’re not functional. One day, I looked around and I was lying in a bed in my parents apartment under two blankets, in the same pyjamas Id been in for three days, and I was like, This isn’t me. It wasn’t that I was suicidal. I felt nothing. I didn’t want to live”). She also recounts her attempts to move on from Jack Antonoff with a string of short-term relationships, including a guy who proposed with the lace of a Timberland boot while they were snowed in at her parent’s apartment (“I’d just had a hysterectomy, I’d broken up with my boyfriend, I was in the process of breaking up with my business partner – I had no business buying a pair of shoes, [let alone] getting engaged. Then I just went, ‘You know what? I’ve been dating since I was 15 years old. I’m allowed to take a break…I think it’s been 14 months now that I’ve just been totally single”).
-It took a few weeks, but Beyonce finally sent Kim Kardashian some Ivy Park clothes.
-Is Eminem trolling us about Grindr again — or is he queerbaiting for album sales?
–Michael Strahan is talking about his tensions with Kelly Ripa again. “One thing I tried to do is have a meeting every few weeks with her. We met a few times, and that was fine. But then eventually she said she didn’t need to meet…can’t force somebody to do something they don’t want to do. Certain things that were going on behind the scenes just caught up.”
-It’s hard to tell because we’ve been burned by initial reactions to comic book movies before, but the buzz coming out of Birds of Prey’s first screenings is overwhelmingly positive.
–BTS performed barefoot on The Late Late Show, much to my Twitter TL’s utter delight.
–Ellen Pompeo is blasting TMZ for reporting on Kobe Bryant‘s death before the family could be informed, citing website founder Harvey Levin’s practices as an example of “white male privilege” and calling the outlet’s behavior abusive toward women.
–Prince Andrew‘s camp is fighting back against US Attorney Geoffrey Berman‘s complaint that they’ve had “zero cooperation” from him in the Jeffrey Epstein case, saying “The Duke is more than happy to talk to the FBI but he hasn’t been approached by them yet…He is angry about the way this is being portrayed and bewildered as to why this was said in New York. It seems certain people are jumping the gun.” Sure, Jan.
-Did Adam Brody actually turn into Seth Cohen IRL? No complaints here.
-This is my week of saying goodbye to TV shows I’ve really loved. Arrow made me ugly cry last night, The Good Place wraps up tomorrow, and Bojack Horseman’s final episodes (which are getting great reviews) drop on Netflix on Friday.
–Maisie Williams is in a musical Super Bowl commercial for Audi with a climate change message.
-Speaking of Super Bowl commercials, here’s Sam Elliot reciting “Old Town Road” for Doritos. This is my kind of ASMR.
–Rufus Sewell is warned some witches are trying to end him in the trailer for the Agatha Christie adaptation, The Pale Horse.