Rihanna on the January/February cover of Essence in collaboration with Lorna Simpson. pic.twitter.com/8WQunEK4qd
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–Rihanna is covering Essence to promote her new skin care line, and the stunning photo shoot is courtesy of artist Lorna Simpson, part of her ongoing project reinterpreting images of Black women who have posed in the pages of Ebony and Jet magazines.
-According to Ice T, Dr. Dre is home and doing well after suffering from a brain aneurysm.
-Oh boy. Armie Hammer’s finsta has leaked. He’s really, really bad at this. Has he had zero media training? It’s like he didn’t even try to cover his tracks.
–Bella Thorne, of all people, has come to Hammer’s defense.
–Tom Cruise is now outsourcing his onset covid safety rants to robots.
-On THR’s podcast, Ben Affleck reflected on his relationship with Jennifer Lopez (“People were so fucking mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious shit was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said”) and how it affected his career (“I was actually in the very worst position you can be in in this business, which is you can sell magazines but not movie tickets”).
–Kate Winslet explains why her husband changed his name back from Ned Rocknroll to something less insane.
–Kate also told a sweet story about her Sense and Sensibility costar Alan Rickman: “Whenever Al would go out to supper and anyone else would try and pay, he would somehow have phoned ahead or slipped his credit card ahead of the meal so no one even got a look at the check. He’d just say, ‘I’ve got two words for you: Harry Potter.’ And he became known for doing that.”
–Betty White turns 99 this weekend. She can never leave us.
–Kelly Clarkson thanked Jennifer Love Hewitt for being nice to her at an award show during her American Idol years — because most celebs weren’t. “You ran up to me right when [I was in the] final three of Idol…People were really mean to us, because we’re from a talent show, and it was the first season. Everyone was so rude to us on the carpet, at the show. It was so bad. It was a horrible experience. You came up to me, ran up to me out of nowhere, and said ‘Oh my gosh, I’m really rooting for you.'”
-The cast and creator of FXX’s You’re the Worst are reuniting for a fundraiser to benefit Feeding America. I basically started watching The Boys based solely on Aya Cash‘s participation, so I’m in.
–John David Washington, 36, addressed the criticism over the age gap between him and Malcom & Marie co-star Zendaya, 24. “I wasn’t concerned about it because she is a woman, Washington responded. “People are going to see in this film how much of a woman she is.”
–Ethan Hawke is making his superhero debut, joining Oscar Isaac in Marvel’s Moon Knight.
–Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni reunite in these Law and Order: SVU set pics.
-I really liked this interview with Cristin Milioti and John Magaro.
-Ted Lasso season two has started filming. Maybe that’ll distract Jason Sudeikis from the tabloid wars.
-A new trailer for Sia‘s controversial film Music starring Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler has dropped.