-This is amazing: Rihanna was reportedly offered the Super Bowl halftime show and she declined it in support of Colin Kaepernick. (Also, is anyone else addicted to her makeup tutorials? Just me?)
–Avril Lavigne talks about how serious her struggle with Lyme Disease was in her new Billboard cover story. “I was in bed for f***ing two years. I had accepted that I was dying.”
–Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have yet to hold a formal ceremony to celebrate their status as husband and wife, but they’re sure acting married.
–John Krasinski reviewed all of the best pranks he and Jimmy Kimmel have every played on each other — and then surprised Jimmy with a new one.
-Also appearing on Kimmel was Cardi B, who revealed that labour was a real eye-opener for her. “She broke my vagina. Why nobody tells you about those things? Nobody told me they were gonna stitch my vagina. People just be like, ‘Oh, you know, when you give birth, it’s gonna hurt.’ But nobody tells you [that].”
–Bella Thorne has 19(!) cats — and a dog named Tampon.
–Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner‘s Lenny Letter website is reportedly is shutting down tomorrow. It’s too bad; I subscribed to their newsletter and some of their content was pretty great.
–Jada Pinkett Smith and Leah Remini put aside their differences about Scientology in an upcoming episode of Smith’s Red Table Talk
–David Beckham happened to mention that marriage can be hard work so the divorce rumours are back in overdrive.
-Netflix says more than 80 millions subscribers watched their romcoms this summer. I always side-eye Netflix’s reports about how much their original content is viewed (what’s a “watch”? 30 seconds? The full movie?), but I dig that they singled out To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before as one of its most viewed original films ever with strong repeat viewing. I only account for about 127 of those…
-Speaking of Netflix’s original romcoms, they just set a release date for the sequel to A Christmas Prince. Here for it.
-Two of the women who exposed Louis C.K.’s harassment have no time for his whining.
–Kristen Bells says she uses Snow White to teach her kids about consent (“Don’t you think that it’s weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?”).
–Mark Ruffalo continues to be really good at Twitter.
-Speaking of Ruffalo, he will play twins in the HBO adaptation of Wally Lamb’s novel I Know This Much Is True, a book I read a million years ago but I think I liked? Maybe?
–Rachel Bloom created three shorts about rape culture.
-Oof, the Jake Gyllenhaal interview story that Lainey tells her her latest podcast does NOT make him come off well.
–Jason Blum has apologized (quite well, I think) for his blunder when asked about hiring female directors. Meanwhile, here’s a list of 10 kickasss directors he could turn to.
-Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner inspires the invention of time travel in the trailer for the romcom Time Freak.