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Madonna’s Bathtub Diaries

-Of all the weird videos celebs are posting while self-isolating, this clip of Madonna in a milk bath is the weirdest (so far).

This is what I always think about when I see videos like that. The poor assistants!

-Meanwhile,  John Boyega is doing god’s work by posting this video of Oscar Isaac.

Sophie Turner’s subtle drag of Evangeline Lilly was wonderful.

Harvey Weinstein has reportedly been placed into isolation in a New York prison after testing positive for COVID-19.

-Barbados’ PM says Rihanna has offered to purchase ventilators worth a total $700,000 US for Barbados. Her foundation is also donating $5m to help fight the virus.

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos are also donating $1M toward relief efforts.

-In other ‘celebs doing good’ news, Britney Spears is asking her followers to DM her so she can help them with anything they need during quarantine, including diapers and groceries.

Rita Wilson nailing ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ while she and husband Tom Hanks are in coronavirus quarantine was not the content that I was expecting…but I don’t hate it.

-This weekend, a comedian tweeted “Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! She’s also notoriously one of the meanest people alive. Respond to this with the most insane stories you’ve heard about Ellen being mean & I’ll match every one w/ $2 to @LAFoodBank”. Not surprisingly for anyone who follows blind items, the thread blew up.

Patrick Stewart is out here reading sonnets to make us all feel better. It’s working.

Lena Dunham says she’s spending her social distancing time writing an interactive romance novel, as if we’re not all suffering enough.

-Because we all need a distraction, here’s a very good profile on Issa Rae in advance of the new season of Insecure on HBO.

David Harbour and Lily Allen (aka the couple you always forget are a couple) are sparking marriage rumors.

-Speaking of secret marriages, according to Us Weekly Michelle Williams and her fiancé/baby daddy Thomas Kail have tied the knot.

-In case you missed all the Taylor Swift/Kanye West drama this weekend — does this mean we all owe her an apology?

Shania Twain says music executives once warned her that women would feel threatened because she was dressing too sexy: “It was just a little bit scary and new, and there was a lot of unknown to it… People thought I was going to get rejected by the public.”

Simon Rex says the British tabloids offered him $70,000 to lie about hooking up with his former costar, Meghan Markle. “Nothing happened. We never even kissed. We hung out once in a very non-dated way. She was just someone I had met on a TV show and we got lunch. That was the extent of it.”

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas continue to keep the paps employed.

-Everyone’s freaking out about the fact that Jlo’s home looks just like the house in Parasite.

Liam Hemsworth, John Malkovich and Vince Vaughn star in the Arkansas trailer.

Lena Dunham Talks Pills and Pain

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Lena Dunham is on the cover of UK Cosmo’s February issue, in which she gets candid about becoming addicted to the medication she was prescribed after her hysterectomy (“You’re not present. You’re not functional. One day, I looked around and I was lying in a bed in my parents apartment under two blankets, in the same pyjamas Id been in for three days, and I was like, This isn’t me. It wasn’t that I was suicidal. I felt nothing. I didn’t want to live”). She also recounts her attempts to move on from Jack Antonoff with a string of short-term relationships, including a guy who proposed with the lace of a Timberland boot while they were snowed in at her parent’s apartment (“I’d just had a hysterectomy, I’d broken up with my boyfriend, I was in the process of breaking up with my business partner – I had no business buying a pair of shoes, [let alone] getting engaged. Then I just went, ‘You know what? I’ve been dating since I was 15 years old. I’m allowed to take a break…I think it’s been 14 months now that I’ve just been totally single”).

-It took a few weeks, but Beyonce finally sent Kim Kardashian some Ivy Park clothes.

-Is Eminem trolling us about Grindr again — or is he queerbaiting for album sales?

Michael Strahan is talking about his tensions with Kelly Ripa again. “One thing I tried to do is have a meeting every few weeks with her. We met a few times, and that was fine. But then eventually she said she didn’t need to meet…can’t force somebody to do something they don’t want to do. Certain things that were going on behind the scenes just caught up.”

-It’s hard to tell because we’ve been burned by initial reactions to comic book movies before, but the buzz coming out of Birds of Prey’s first screenings is overwhelmingly positive.

BTS performed barefoot on The Late Late Show, much to my Twitter TL’s utter delight.

Ellen Pompeo is blasting TMZ for reporting on Kobe Bryant‘s death before the family could be informed, citing website founder Harvey Levin’s practices as an example of “white male privilege” and calling the outlet’s behavior abusive toward women.

Prince Andrew‘s camp is fighting back against US Attorney Geoffrey Berman‘s complaint that they’ve had “zero cooperation” from him in the Jeffrey Epstein case, saying “The Duke is more than happy to talk to the FBI but he hasn’t been approached by them yet…He is angry about the way this is being portrayed and bewildered as to why this was said in New York. It seems certain people are jumping the gun.” Sure, Jan.

-Did Adam Brody actually turn into Seth Cohen IRL? No complaints here.

-This is my week of saying goodbye to TV shows I’ve really loved. Arrow made me ugly cry last night, The Good Place wraps up tomorrow, and Bojack Horseman’s final episodes (which are getting great reviews) drop on Netflix on Friday.

Maisie Williams is in a musical Super Bowl commercial for Audi with a climate change message.

-Speaking of Super Bowl commercials, here’s Sam Elliot reciting “Old Town Road” for Doritos.  This is my kind of ASMR.

Rufus Sewell is warned some witches are trying to end him in the trailer for the Agatha Christie adaptation, The Pale Horse.

Kate Middleton Is Not Having It with Prince William

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-Is it just me, or are Prince William and Kate Middleton in the middle of a sudden PR blitz? Maybe they’re doing damage control because of this super awkward clip that everyone can’t stop sharing of her shrugging his hand off her shoulder?

-The Hollywood Reporter has a story on why Ruth Wilson left The Affair, and wow is it even worse than speculation suggested. Sources say she wanted to leave the show because of ongoing frustrations with her character’s gratuitous nudity, and friction with showrunner Sarah Treem and exec producer Jeffrey Reiner — who reportedly once cornered Lena Dunham at a restaurant and asked if she would have dinner alone with Wilson to persuade her to “show her tits, or at least some vag.” Reiner then reportedly pulled out his phone to show Dunham a graphic photo of “a mutual friend with a cock next to her face” — which was reportedly a shot of Maura Tierney and a nude male actor taken from filming in a closed set.

-Yikes. The Rise of Skywalker is currently at 59% rotten with 204 reviews counted. (This review is particularly brutal.) It’s like the franchise has made concessions for the loudest, most sexist portion of the fanbase.

Emily Gordon posted a photo proving that a buff Kumail Nanjiani is still a geeky Kumail Nanjiani.

John Legend invited all of The Voice judges to his house for dinner and Chrissy Teigen didn’t know it was the night of the show’s finale, and she roasted John on Twitter for not giving her time to plan something elaborate.

Jennifer Lopez pulled her 74-year-old mother up on stage to dance for her birthday and I wish I could move like that now, let alone at her age.

Brad Pitt attended Jennifer Aniston’s tree-trimming party. (Sadly, not a euphemism.)

-Also, Pitt turned 56 yesterday.

Camila Cabello took to social media to apologize for using the n-word when she was younger. I don’t think anyone was bringing it up or asking her to do this, so good on her?

-21-year-old model Gabriella Brooks has reportedly met Liam Hemsworth’s parents already.

Cara Delevingne wished Ashley Benson a happy birthday with a gushy Instagram gallery, so I guess they didn’t break up.

-The trailer for John Mulaney’s Netflix special is here and I’m ready!

-Here’s the first teaser for A Quiet Place Part II.