–Paris Hilton is engaged — and she has the very staged photos to prove it.
–Gayle King asked FKA Twigs why didn’t she leave her relationship with Shia LaBeouf, and she responded: “I’m not going to answer that question anymore because the question should really be to the abuser, ‘Why are you holding someone hostage with abuse?’ People say ‘Oh, it can’t have been that bad because else she would have left.’ And it’s like, ‘No, it’s because it was that bad, I couldn’t leave.’ ”
-Do we really need not one, but two documentaries on Tekashi 6ix9ine? (Narrator: “We do not.”)
–Olivia Munn says a friend’s mom was attacked in an anti-Asian hate crime in New York City.
-Tennessee tried to erect a statue of Dolly Parton and she was like “nah”.
-Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page was photographed prepping for his SNL stint, and he may be the only person who can still effectively smolder while wearing a mask.
–Kanye West is reportedly very sad about his impending divorce. Maybe it would help if they stopped dragging it out so much?
-This is a good piece from the NYT on how Buffy fans are trying to reconcile accusations of misogyny against Joss Whedon with their love of a show that celebrated female empowerment. (Unless, like many of us, you realized what he was years ago.)
–Courteney Cox covered the Friends theme song on the piano in a new Instagram video.
-Bad news for FX, great news for Amazon: Donald Glover has signed a huge, eight-figure deal with Amazon Studios. It includes a curated content channel on Prime. Malia Obama, who has been interning and assisting on sets since 2014, is rumoured to be joining the writers’ room of one of his projects.
–Viola Davis and Stacey Abrams had a wide-ranging chat about awards season, race and politics, with Davis saying: “I feel like we’re in a period where for me, I’ve had to harness my anger. I’ve almost had to compartmentalize it. I absolutely believe that this last year has driven home the point that we are in a war of ideology and ethos.”
-Is the little boy from The Princess Bride actually New Girl’s Nick Miller all grown up? I can see it.
-I adore this article on Barb And Star, Ted Lasso, and the refreshing trend of actual feel-good comedies that don’t make their characters the target of mean-spirited jokes but instead celebrate them for who they are. I have a million shows on my to-watch list, but I just restarted Ted Lasso instead because it’s exactly what I need right now.
-Meanwhile, Jason Sudeikis might be dating his Ted Lasso costar Keely Hazell, who plays New Rebecca/Bex.
-New episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ will arrive on AMC+ Thursdays starting March 4 ahead of their linear debut on Sundays. I didn’t even know there was an AMC+.
-This is an interesting piece by a writer who called out Justin Timberlake five years ago on Twitter for his disrespect of Janet Jackson — and how it didn’t go well.
-Despite this lowkey award season, a certain director is standing out. Chloé Zhao‘s drama Nomadland is taking home award after award, including 34 awards season trophies for directing, 13 for screenplay, and 9 for editing – making history as the most awarded filmmaker in a single awards season.
–Annie Murphy talks to Vanity Fair about her leap from Schitt’s Creek to her upcoming AMC series Kevin Can F**k Himself, which shatters the family sitcom and avenges all the downtrodden TV wives.
-Here’s the trailer: