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— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
-After alluding to it earlier this week, JoJo Siwa has come out as gay with a sweet photo. Considering her brand, this is hugely, wildly brave and I hope she is being showered with love and acceptance.
-Well. Dave Chappelle got Covid hanging out with Joe Rogan, Grimes and Elon Musk during his ten-day residency at a BBQ restaurant during a pandemic.
-The first few new episodes of SNL this year will feature first-time hosts John Krasinki, Regina King, and…wait for it… Dan Levy!
–Casey Affleck is promoting Our Friend (a movie I really liked, despite his presence) and that means he’s facing lots of awkward questions about his brother Ben‘s relationship status.
-I really adored Sarah Jessica Parker’s Grub Street column, especially when she describes her family meals (so many beans!) and talks about missing restaurants. This part hit me hard: “To me, being on the subway with a book, heading toward a meal, I honestly can’t think of anything better…It’s a vacation — you are literally transported — and I miss it so much it hurts.”
–Meghan McCain was trending again for saying some more stupid stuff on The View, but I was too distracted by her contouring to focus.
–Jane Krakowski’s publicist had a field day when denying the actress is dating the MyPillow CEO: “She is, however, in full fledged fantasy relationships with Brad Pitt, Rege-Jean Page and Kermit the Frog and welcomes any and all coverage on those.”
-This Barbara Kay column on how text messages “exonerate” Jessica Mulroney is bizarre. They didn’t even verify the texts? And Mulroney admits to deleting a message? And the whole thing starts with a long, rambling screed against cancel culture? What is happening?!
-I kind of lost myself a little bit in this weirdly engrossing oral history of the making of High School Musical.
-There’s a new superhero show coming from the creator of The Walking Dead starring Steven Yeun. I just saw him in Minari and though I’m not sure I loved it as much as critics did, he’s phenomenal.
–This is a good piece on how Hollywood giants are developing dozens of shows and spinoff features based on a few valuable franchises to boost streaming services — and we’re all going to get sick of them. Seriously, how many different variations of Batman are coming our way?
-The next Bond movie has delayed its release yet again.
-WandaVision seems to be jumping roughly a decade every episode, so this weekend’s is an homage to the Brady Bunch.
–Tiffany Haddish is introducing audiences to six more of her favorite comics in Season 2 of Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.
-In a new HBO doc Fake Famous, Nick Bilton recruits a trio of random young ‘uns and turns them into influencers.