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Jennifer Lawrence Jumps on the Bennifer T rain

Jennifer Lawrence was on a podcast when the Bennifer news broke and lost her mind just like the rest of us. “Breaking breaking breaking f*cking news!”

-Meanwhile, ARod’s latest Instagram post (which makes it look like he’s leaving empty seats at his dinner table for JLo and her kids) is embarrassing. Please continue.

Nicki Minaj called last year’s hit-and-run death of her father “the most devastating loss of my life.”

-Netflix is capitalizing on the success Bridgerton with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte’s origin story. It will be interesting to see if they actually lean into her race, since the main criticism of the series has been its handwaving away of racism.

Gillian Anderson will guest star on The Great, which might make me catch up on the show. I watched the first two episodes and liked it, and then promptly forgot about it.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Kerr and Katy Perry all trolled Orlando Bloom over his poncho photo. Wait until they realize the world is never going back to non-drawstring pants.

-Also, Orlando is now buddies with Prince Harry.

-Black-ish is coming to an end after eight seasons.

-I don’t watch Batwoman, but apparently the show has fumbled Ruby Rose’s departure.

-iCarly is back! The 13-episode season will pick up nearly 10 years after Nickelodeon’s original show ended.

-It feels like there’s a lot of new pop culture dropping this weekend — the Angelina Jolie’s firefighter movie on HBO Max, Amy AdamsWoman in the Window on Netflix (both getting a mediocre reception) and Ewan McGregor‘s Halston on Netflix (hated by critics) — but the only new thing that’s getting glowing reviews is Jean Smart‘s new comedy Hacks on HBO.

-I already never, ever want to hear the word “cheugy” again. Is Drew Barrymore cheugy? Are you? Is it over yet?

-NBC are giving the Golden Globes time to “do the work” and get their house in order before the confirm they won’t air the show anymore.

Ellen DeGeneres‘ farewell tour continues to be a disaster.

-Check out Jodie Turner-Smith in the first trailer for Channel 5’s Anne Boleyn.

Kevin Hart and Alfre Woodard are going to make you cry in the trailer for Netflix’s Fatherhood.

Kelly Marie Tran on Surviving Star Wars

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-This profile on Kelly Marie Tran is excellent. She talks about thinking she’d won the role of a lifetime with The Last Jedi — before the powers that be eventually bowed to the will of a few noisy trolls and reduced her role in the entire franchise. “Hope, for me, looks like reminding yourself that to get where you are, you’ve survived some shit.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah on Sunday night is becoming a bigger deal by the minute. Demand is high and CBS is cutting deals to air it around the world.

-In a new clip, Meghan makes it clear that she believes the palace took an “active role”  in spreading lies and making their lives difficult as working royals.

-Meanwhile it turns out those bullying complaints against Meghan Markle weren’t even filed by the people they were about. They were filed by a guy who was close friends with somebody the couple fired for misconduct. “When it became known to [the two individuals mentioned in the complaints], they each asked for the matter to be rescinded and for it to not become an official complaint.”

-A woman who says Nicki Minaj’s husband attempted to rape her when she was a teen talked to the Daily Beast about the alleged harassment and threats she’s received from their camp in order to get her to recant.

Angelina Jolie and Ellen Pompeo were spotted at dinner together with their daughters.

Michael Strahan was not impressed with his interview with Chris Harrison: “It felt like I got nothing more than a surface response on any of this. Obviously he’s a man who wants to stay on the show. Only time will tell if there’s any meaning behind his words.”

-I liked this piece on the divide between WandaVision viewers: some people have been watching it as an examination of a woman’s grief and her inability to process tragedy, while others are obsessed with MCU Easter eggs and predictions for what it means for the future of the franchise. I expect the latter group is going to be mightily disappointed this weekend.

-I know I complain a lot about Hollywood doing reboots/revivals instead of coming up with new ideas, but I legit squealed when I read that Party Down is coming back for a limited series. There’s no cast announcements yet but Adam Scott tweeted about it so I’m hopeful. Are we having fun yet?!?

-This is a good piece on how prestige dramas have failed teenage girls, and why now is the time for a reckoning.

-With the Britney Spears doc making everyone revisit her sexist coverage, this is a good chat with some of the journalists responsible for those big magazine stories of the early 2000s.

-This year’s SAG Awards will be a pre-taped, hour-long special. After the Globes debacle, this sounds perfect.

Michael B Jordan plays a Navy SEAL who uncovers an international conspiracy while searching for the killers of his pregnant wife in the No Remorse trailer.

 

Jennifer Lopez Gets Naked For Her New Song

Jennifer Lopez showed off the cover art for her latest single, and it’s a pic of her in the buff shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. I didn’t think singles got the cover art treatment, but if I looked like this I guess I’d be looking for any excuse, too.

The Weeknd called the Grammys out for his nomination shut out (and Nicki Minaj backed him up). There’s some speculation that the Grammys wanted him to perform on their show and not the Super Bowl Halftime Show, which airs just a week later, but the Academy CEO insists that’s not the case.

Chris Evans posted a video of himself playing piano while wearing a chunky sweater. Vulture says he’s “adopting the persona of a jock who’s having an emotional crisis in the third act of a high-school movie” but I’m not complaining.

-In a deeply personal NYT op-ed, Meghan Markle revealed she suffered a miscarriage in July. Not only is her op-ed incredibly moving, it helps to break down the stigma surrounding talking about miscarriages. I didn’t realize until I started doing some social media work for a fertility clinic that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. That’s an insane stat, and people rarely talk about it. Besides it being very well-written, I also liked how her essay clearly positions her as a hands-on mom, with all the talk of diaper changes and picking up crayons and socks.

Christina Perri also revealed she and husband have lost their baby girl in a stillbirth.

Prince Charles and Camilla both deactivated the replies on their tweets, and there’s speculation it’s because of the heat they’re getting from their depiction on this season of The Crown. The show truly has given up on engendering any audience sympathy for him in these new episodes.

-Cdn gossip columnist Shinan Govani tweeted about the Jessica Mulroney story in Page Six, and just now tweeted an apology to her “as requested“. Well.

-The NYT’s list of the 25 greatest actors of the 21st century (so far) caused a bit of debate on Twitter. There are certainly some snubs but I like how diverse it is. I especially appreciate the callout for Melissa McCarthy in Spy.

Timothée Chalamet, Jason Bateman and Kristen Wiig are set to host the remaining SNL episodes of the year. Morgan Wallen will also get a second chance at being a musical guest.

-The cast of the 90210 reboot got together to reminisce about their behind-the-scenes dramaAnnaLynne McCord admitted to the rumoured tension with Shenae Grimes Beech: “I wanted to strangle that chick. I’m so grateful that in the last 24 hours of [shooting] 90210, Shenae and I fully repaired our relationship issues. I ended up at her wedding in England!”

-As if his album documentary In Wonder on Netflix wasn’t enough, Shawn Mendes surprise-dropped a second film this week — this one a concert film.

-Meanwhile, Shawn shared his view of his Toronto condo in his Netflix film, and the scene is agonizingly familiar to anyone who lives here.

-I follow a lot of romance writers on Twitter for some reason, and what they’ve been doing to mobilize voters in solidarity with Stacey Abrams has been nothing short of remarkable.

-Speaking of people doing good, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated $500,000 to Covenant House in Vancouver and Toronto.

-The trailer for the live-action Clifford the Big Red Dog debuted by Paramount Pictures today and everyone is freaked out by how sick the dog looks.

-The trailer for Life In A Year, starring Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith, has dropped. These “sick-lit” dramas are never going away, huh?