— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 19, 2021
-After months of speculation, Kim Kardashian made a Friday afternoon news drop and officially filed for divorce from Kanye West following nearly seven years of marriage.
-Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have informed Queen Elizabeth that they will not return as working members of the Royal Family. Their honorary military appointments and royal patronages will be redistributed, and a statement from the palace says that “all are saddened by their decision” but the couple “remain much loved members of the family.” Harry’s also been asked to return his honorary military appointments, which seems like a low blow since he’s an actual combat veteran who continues to do lots of work with veterans.
–Harry and Meghan have pushed back on the Queen’s statement, saying “As evidenced by their work over the past year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex remain committed to their duty and service to the U.K. and around the world and have offered their continued support to the organizations they have represented regardless of official role. We can all live a life of service. Service is universal.”
–Regé-Jean Page tested out a new nickname in the first promo for his SNL hosting debut. (Also, Regé has a hard “g”? Feel like a very bad fangirl for not knowing that…)
-Weeks after nearly a dozen women, including actresses Evan Rachel Wood and Esmé Bianco, accused him of assault, Marilyn Manson is being investigated for domestic violence by the L.A. Sheriff’s Department.
–J.J. Abrams is creating another TV series — this one is called Subject to Change and follows a desperate college student who signs up for a clinical trial that begins a wild, harrowing, mind- and reality-bending adventure.
–David Letterman brought Drew Barrymore to tears with an in-person birthday surprise.
-This is a very sweet video of director Andy Muschietti telling Sasha Calle that she landed the role of Supergirl in the upcoming DC films.
-Here’s the first promo for Tina Fey and Amy Poehler about hosting the Golden Globes. I can’t believe it’s next weekend.
-So is CBS just going to try to revive all their major procedurals? The latest is Criminal Minds — which only went off the air a year ago today.
-Do not click on this if you have not already seen Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. But if you have, enjoy reliving the best 2 minutes and 20 seconds from that movie. Jamie Dornan needs all the award for this.
–Katherine McPhee plays an aspiring country singer/nanny to the children of a cowboy, played by Eddie Cibrian, in the trailer for Netflix’s Country Comfort. Multi-cam sitcoms aren’t my thing, but this looks especially bad.
-Here’s the trailer for Shiva Baby, which I saw last TIFF and really enjoyed.
–Josh Lawson, Jessica McNamee, Hiroyuki Sanada star in the Mortal Kombat trailer … because apparently we’ve learned nothing about the success of video game adaptations.