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Duffy Reveals Tragic Reason for her Disappearance from the Spotlight

-This is harrowing. Remember Duffy? She came up around the same time as Adele and for awhile was just as big. And then she disappeared. On Instagram today she posted: “Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why…The truth is, and please trust me I am ok and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The recovery took time.” She says she will be posting an interview in the coming weeks.

Pete Davidson just ran through his romantic relationships in a very “thank u, next” kind of way. In a YouTube interview with Charlamagne Tha God, he discussed his split from Kaia Gerber, saying “She’s very young, and I’m f*cking going through a lot and it was before I went to rehab. It’s just like, she should be having fun. She shouldn’t have to worry about some dude that just has issues and shit. She should be enjoying her work. It just wasn’t the right place or the right time at all.” He also said he’s “learned a lot from the awesome chicks that I’ve been with” and mentioned Margaret Qualley (“she will win an Oscar”), Kate Beckinsale (“f*cking legendary…all my uncles freaked out”), Ariana Grande (“I pretty much knew it was around over after [her ex Mac Miller died]. That was really horrible, and I can’t imagine what that shit is like. All I do know is that she really loved the shit out of him, and she wasn’t putting on a show or anything”) and Cazzie David (“one of the funniest people I’ve met”).

-He also hinted that his time with SNL might be coming to an end, saying “I personally think I should be done with that show because they make fun of me on it. I’m like, cold open, political punchlines. I’m like, Weekend Update jokes…I have a weird feeling in that building, where I don’t know whose team they’re playing for — if I’m the joke or I’m in on the joke.” After the interview dropped, Page Six posted a story about how he gets preferential treatment from Lorne Michaels and doesn’t contribute much in the writers’ room. Said a source: “Pete has a pretty cushy gig, to say the least,” while another added, “The cast isn’t into him. He’s just there — he doesn’t add much.”

-The interview was to promote his new Netflix special, which isn’t getting great reviews.

Jodie Turner Smith making fun of Joshua Jackson while the Dawson’s Creek theme song plays in a Home Depot is a whole lotta cute.

-Photographers were “banned” from taking pictures of Beyoncé at the Kobe and Gigi Bryant celebration of life yesterday.

Lady Gaga‘s new single “Stupid Love” is dropping on Friday.

-Disney is doing a Bob swap. Their chief executive, Bob Iger, will step down after 15 years at the helm of the company, replaced by Bob Chapek, who was most recently chairman of Disney’s parks business. The timing of all this is very head-scratchy.

-Filming on Mission: Impossible 7 has halted in Venice, Italy due to fear of coronavirus.

-For months, Tyra Banks has been trying to hype her forthcoming venture: ModelLand, a model-themed attraction (in a mall!). Tickets are now on sale — and everyone is still very confused.

-In her new EW cover story, Danai Gurira opens up about life after The Walking Dead, and putting big-screen stardom on hold to fulfill her life’s mission behind the scenes.

-Legends of Tomorrow’s Caity Lotz is making her directorial debut with tonight’s episode and despite having no personal connection, I’m weirdly proud of her.

-I finished Sanditon and what was that ending?! Jane Austen would never!

-This is an eye-opening post on how Ford v Ferrari’s opening weekend debut of $31M was hailed as a box office triumph in the press, while Birds of Prey’s $32M debut was treated as a failure, even though it had a lower budget and was R-rated.

David Chang shares meals with Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Padma Lakshmi, Bill Simmons, Nick Kroll and more in the Ugly Delicious season 2 trailer.

-Paramount has also released a new teaser for A Quiet Place Part IICillian Murphy is in this? Sign me up!

Stars Shine the Spotlight On Their Stylists

Julia Roberts Stylist THR

-I always adore the stylist issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Julia Roberts, Emily Blunt, Regina King, Idris Elba and more joined their stylists to discuss their work.

-The Global Talent issue of Vogue features Scarlett Johansson, Doona Bae, Deepika Padukone, Lea Seydoux, Elizabeth Debicki and more on the covers.

Chance the Rapper is having a big week. Days after getting married, he announced he and his new wife are expecting another baby.

-It was Shazam day in Toronto (where the film was shot). The cast met fans at Yonge-Dundas Square before tonight’s screening.

-Meanwhile, the new trailer includes some Aquaman shade.

-Speaking of superhero trailers, the new Avengers: Endgame trailer dropped this morning and when Captain Marvel appeared I made a noise I’ve never made before. It’s that good.

-Also, Marvel fixed the new Endgame poster after fans complained that Danai Gurira‘s name was left off.

Ben Affleck appeared on Ellen and finally admitted that his full back tattoo is not a myth.

Colin Farrell was also on the show, where he and Ellen dressed up audience members as clowns. I love that he commented what “good huggers” they are. *swoon*

Mark Ruffalo talked about those Noah Centineo comparisons on Fallon: “He’s way better looking than I was. Are you kidding me? I wish I looked like that.”

-Netflix cancelled One Day at a Time, which is bad enough considering how much money they’re throwing at everything else. But the fact that they tried to blame viewership numbers (which they didn’t release) and then sent a tweet that seemed to plead for sympathy pissed a lot of people off. It’s been a while since I’ve seen so many TV critics this riled up.

-Hallmark has fired Lori Loughlin from all future projects following her involvement in the college scam scandal. She starred on series When Calls the Heart and in the Garage Sale Mystery series of TV movies.

-After reading this article, I really want to go to karaoke with Christine Baranski: “If I want to have the ultimate high, it would be Diana Ross singing ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.’ That key change.”

-Well, this is depressing. Gwyneth Paltrow has a larger influence on what Canadians eat than our own food guide.

-In a new interview, Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund talk about my favourite paparazzi photos of all time. “We were photographed wrestling in our Speedos on the beach in Hawaii, which is unfortunate. It just, like, became a thing.”

-SNL’s Aidy Bryant ships costar Pete Davidson with Kate Beckinsale.

-Wayne’s World director Penelope Spheeris talked about why she quit the industry in a new interview: “Hollywood is a lonely, lonely desert, especially as a woman…I don’t need them. I really don’t. Especially now, what am I going to do? Work for a year on a movie and make $50,000? They can blow me! That’s a quote. You can print that.”

Taylor Schilling has to deal with her juggalo-loving neice and her nosy neighbor Kate McKinnon in the Family trailer.

Cardi B Covers Harper’s Bazaar

Cardi B Offset Harpers Bazaar

Cardi B is coming in hot with her Harper’s Bazaar photo spread, which is by far the best editorial of the year so far. (I love that she got in a fight with Nicki Minaj at Harper’s Fashion Week party, and not only did she still land their cover, the photos actually reference it.) In the interview, she talks about working on her marriage to Offset (“Nobody makes my decisions about my life but me. I didn’t want to go to marriage counseling. He suggested it, but it’s like, ‘I don’t want to go.’ There’s no counselor or nothing that could make me change my mind”), postpartum depression (“When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders”), and re-prioritizing (“Now I don’t feel like I have the time to please people. I don’t care about anything anymore—just my career and my kid. Well, I care about my career because of my money”).

Ellen Page going after Chris Pratt is a mood! (At what point can we just drop Pratt from all those “who’s the best Chris” discussions? Messina is ready to swap in!)

-Congrats to Vampire Diaries star Paul Wesley, who got married.

-Man, EW’s romcom issue is just the gift that keeps on giving. Today they posted a piece with Katherine Heigl, James Marsden, Malin Akerman, and Ed Burns reminiscing about 27 Dresses (a film that holds up surprisingly well).

Ariana Grande had a busy day! She just dropped a new (possibly queerbaiting?) music video, and a new album that’s getting rave reviews.

-The Grammys are gonna be a mess. Not only is Ariana bailing, Drake, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar all declined invitations to perform too.

Danai Gurira is leaving The Walking Dead. She’s the only good thing the show still has going for it and if AMC didn’t feel the need to throw bags of money her way to make her stay, it’s their loss.

-Meanwhile, Norman Reedus may not be working with Andrew Lincoln any more, but he hasn’t stopped pranking him.

-There’s a new Soderbergh movie on Netflix today starring André Holland and Zazie Beetz called High Flying Bird, and critics really dig it.

-Leaving Neverland, that Michael Jackson documentary that had Sundance buzzing, is coming to HBO in March.

-In other HBO news, Barry and Veep will premiere in March, while Big Little Lies’ second season is landing in June.

Miley Cyrus is now officially going by Miley Hemsworth.

Juliett Binoche‘s comments on Harvey Weinstein are super disappointing. Goddammit, I just sat through Let The Sunshine In for her!

-Ugh, Casey Affleck exhausts me.

-Former CW lead Chad Michael Murray playing a supporting character on Riverdale really is karma at work.

-Good on Jeff Bezos (words I never thought I’d say) for exposing the National Enquirer’s attempts to blackmail him using nude photos, but female celebrities did it first.

Samuel L. Jackson and Jessie Usher make a badass father and son pair in the Shaft reboot.