-There’s nothing like a classic Friday afternoon news dump! According to Page Six, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have called off their two-year engagement. (People and E! News is also reporting it.) There’s been rumours of trouble ever since that mess with Southern Charm’s Madison.
-The weekend is here! Celebrate by gazing on these glorious photos of Lady Gaga feeding Adam Driver.
–Jennifer Garner just experienced a big life milestone at 48 – she got her ears pierced.
-This Sunday’s Grammy Awards are going to look like a real award show — meaning no Zoom.
–Elton John says he’ll “hit someone” if Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t win a Grammy on Sunday night. I’ll help.
-Ottawa Public Health has been crushing it on Twitter during covid, and now Ryan Reynolds is chiming in.
-The Mail’s doubling down on their story about “doctored” headlines in the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview.
-In his Men’s Health cover story, Michael B. Jordan talks about those rumours that his romance with Lori Harvey is a PR stunt. “I can’t do anything about that, and I’ve just got to accept that and keep moving in my purpose. People that know me know my heart. But people that know me for my work…they know what I allow them to know. The fact that I’ve been so closed off about a lot of parts of my life was a personal choice. As I’ve gotten older and a little more mature and comfortable in my own skin, I’ve become less concerned about it.”
–Yara Shahidi was honoured in Glamour UK’s Women of the Year Awards. I watched The Sun Is Also A Star last weekend and spent the whole movie mesmerized by her face.
-Sad there’s no new WandaVision dropping today? A new Disney+ documentary takes viewers inside the making of the show.
-I really like this point about criticisms of Wanda not facing consequences for what she did to Westview. How many fans are calling for Clint to be held accountable for his crimes? Or Tony? Or Bucky?
-Full reviews for Falcon and the Winter Solider are still under embargo, but critics have taken to Twitter to share their initial reactions to the first episode — and it’s all very positive. It sound like it’s going to be much more of a shoot ’em up adventure show than WandaVision was, but there are still some quiet character moments.
–Sharon Osbourne is now apologizing for supporting Piers Morgan. “To anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.” Her initial meltdown in this clip was textbook white privilege: demanding a Black woman explain racism to her, centering the issue on herself, and weaponizing her tears.
-Ohhhh, people are so mad at Grey’s Anatomy after last night’s episode!
–Rebekah Weatherspoon‘s Cowboys of California trilogy is being optioned for TV. Two years ago when I made a concerted effort to stop reading books with only white protags, it lead me to romance (’cause that’s really the only genre that is crushing it, diversity-wise) and this series was the first one I read all the way through.
–Hilary Duff is pregnant and she wants the world to know about a symptom that’s called “lightning crotch.”
–Peyton List and Lili Taylor star in the Paper Spiders trailer which got raves on the festival circuit.