Duffy, the Welsh singer best known for her international hit ‘Mercy,’ has taken Instagram to explain why she left the spotlight.
Her bravery is unbelievable. We stand with her as she goes through this difficult time. Nothing but love and support for her. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/NmAr83XkP7
— Affinity Magazine (@TheAffinityMag) February 25, 2020
-This is harrowing. Remember Duffy? She came up around the same time as Adele and for awhile was just as big. And then she disappeared. On Instagram today she posted: “Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why…The truth is, and please trust me I am ok and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The recovery took time.” She says she will be posting an interview in the coming weeks.
–Pete Davidson just ran through his romantic relationships in a very “thank u, next” kind of way. In a YouTube interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he discussed his split from Kaia Gerber, saying “She’s very young, and I’m f*cking going through a lot and it was before I went to rehab. It’s just like, she should be having fun. She shouldn’t have to worry about some dude that just has issues and shit. She should be enjoying her work. It just wasn’t the right place or the right time at all.” He also said he’s “learned a lot from the awesome chicks that I’ve been with” and mentioned Margaret Qualley (“she will win an Oscar”), Kate Beckinsale (“f*cking legendary…all my uncles freaked out”), Ariana Grande (“I pretty much knew it was around over after [her ex Mac Miller died]. That was really horrible, and I can’t imagine what that shit is like. All I do know is that she really loved the shit out of him, and she wasn’t putting on a show or anything”) and Cazzie David (“one of the funniest people I’ve met”).
-He also hinted that his time with SNL might be coming to an end, saying “I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it. I’m like, cold open, political punchlines. I’m like, Weekend Update jokes…I have a weird feeling in that building, where I don’t know whose team they’re playing for — if I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke.” After the interview dropped, Page Six posted a story about how he gets preferential treatment from Lorne Michaels and doesn’t contribute much in the writers’ room. Said a source: “Pete has a pretty cushy gig, to say the least,” while another added, “The cast isn’t into him. He’s just there — he doesn’t add much.”
–Jodie Turner Smith making fun of Joshua Jackson while the Dawson’s Creek theme song plays in a Home Depot is a whole lotta cute.
-Photographers were “banned” from taking pictures of Beyoncé at the Kobe and Gigi Bryant celebration of life yesterday.
–Lady Gaga‘s new single “Stupid Love” is dropping on Friday.
-Disney is doing a Bob swap. Their chief executive, Bob Iger, will step down after 15 years at the helm of the company, replaced by Bob Chapek, who was most recently chairman of Disney’s parks business. The timing of all this is very head-scratchy.
-Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 has halted in Venice, Italy due to fear of coronavirus.
-For months, Tyra Banks has been trying to hype her forthcoming venture: ModelLand, a model-themed attraction (in a mall!). Tickets are now on sale — and everyone is still very confused.
-In her new EW cover story, Danai Gurira opens up about life after The Walking Dead, and putting big-screen stardom on hold to fulfill her life’s mission behind the scenes.
-Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz is making her directorial debut with tonight’s episode and despite having no personal connection, I’m weirdly proud of her.
-I finished Sanditon and what was that ending?! Jane Austen would never!
-This is an eye-opening post on how Ford v Ferrari’s opening weekend debut of $31M was hailed as a box office triumph in the press, while Birds of Prey’s $32M debut was treated as a failure, even though it had a lower budget and was R-rated.
–David Chang shares meals with Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Padma Lakshmi, Bill Simmons, Nick Kroll and more in the Ugly Delicious season 2 trailer.
-Paramount has also released a new teaser for A Quiet Place Part II. Cillian Murphy is in this? Sign me up!