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Kim Kardashian Finally Files for Divorce

-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.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Turn to Oprah

-It was a long weekend so I missed Meghan Markle‘s pregnancy announcement. The British press didn’t though — and were even more horrible to her than usual.

-Meanwhile, the royal couple are set to do a sit-down interview with Oprah and “nothing is off-limits.”

Simone Ashley won the coveted role of Kate in season two of Bridgerton. I know nothing about this actress, but that’s the best character in the entire book series so good on her.

-Speaking of the Bridgerton cast, Rege-Jean Page is going to star in Paramount’s Dungeons & Dragons movie with Chris Pine.

Olivia Wilde made a social media post thanking Harry Styles for taking on a supporting role in a women-led movie, and people are not having it.

Wilde also spent Valentine’s Day moving stuff out of Jason Sudeikis’ house and into Styles’.

-Awful news for Nicki Minaj: her father has passed away following a hit-and-run.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is making noises again about running for president. He seems like a swell guy but can we just… not?

-This is an interesting piece on how everyone in Hollywood wants immunity, and lots of A-listers are looking into what it would take to get it — but they are also terrified of potential public shaming if it ever came out that they jumped the vaccine line (as they should be).

-Meanwhile, here’s a look at how crisis PR isn’t really working for stars these days.

-Are Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox the 2021 version of Angelina and Billy Bob? He wears a necklace with a drop of her blood in it.

-Speaking of pulling an Angie, Kristen Wiig says her twin babies’ names are Luna and Shiloh.

-Speaking of Wiig, her new movie is incredibly weird and you definitely have to be in the right mindset for it (or high), but I will watch the bit where Jamie Dornan recreates a cheezy music video over and over and over. This is a very charming interview with him about it, in which he says he can sing “just as much as any douchey actor guy.”

David Boreanaz has broken his silence and offered public support to Charisma Carpenter.

Julie Bowen says her Modern Family TV son Nolan Gould gave her an ‘insane’ Happy Gilmore poster. “[Because of it] my kids think Happy Gilmore is a horror movie.”

-Former Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay says it was the ‘right decision‘ for Chris Harrison to step aside temporarily. Others are wondering if it should be forever?

Claudia Conway auditioned on this weekend’s season premiere of American Idol and the whole thing felt off and manipulative.

-This is an excellent profile on Chloé Zhao, the creator of quiet indie dramas who has suddenly become the most-sought-after director in Hollywood, and an Oscar frontrunner.

-Oof, this is a damning thread on how Justin Timberlake talked about Britney Spears over the years.

-Also in her first interview in over a decade, Spears’ cousin and former assistant Alli Sims claims that Britney’s father Jamie was “100 percent” threatening Alli with her life when he forced her to cut off contact with Britney.

-Here’s the first trailer for the Gossip Girl reboot on HBO Max.

-Here’s the latest trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Sigh.

Shailene Woodley Reportedly Engaged to Aaron Rodgers

-NFLer’s Aaron Rodgers, who is rumoured to be dating Shailene Woodley, thanked his “fiancée” in an acceptance speech.

-What is happening with Armie Hammer? On Friday both his publicist and his agency dropped him, leading to lots of speculation that this was a pre-emptive move because something more (and much worse) is going to come out about him. A bunch of blinds posted by DeuxMoi also seem to suggest a big story is coming from a major outlet soon…

-Whatever surfaces, I hope it makes Bill Maher eat his words.

-Meanwhile, a reporter says Hammer recently apartment-shamed her over a Zoom interview.

-Rapper Mod Sun is not only dating Avril Lavigne  – he just got her name tattooed on his neck.

-It’s over for Ashley Benson and G-Eazy. They started dating right as the pandemic hit, so it’s actually amazing they made it this far.

-On the flip side, a source tells People that Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles “seem very serious” and “spend all their time together.”

Prince Harry was seen with James Corden shooting on a double decker bus reportedly for an upcoming episode of Carpool Karaoke.

-Meanwhile, Harry and Meghan Markle surprised a virtual poetry class.

Natalie Portman denied a tabloid’s bump watch rumours, telling them “do better.”

-Logistics nerds: this is a pretty good breakdown on how difficult it was to shoot the new season Top Chef during a pandemic.

The Weeknd made history as the first solo Canadian performer to headline the Super Bowl halftime show. It would have been better if we could actually hear him.

-The first Falcon and the Winter Soldier trailer dropped during the Super Bowl. It’s interesting that it’s coming smack in the middle of Marvel’s two more experimental new series (WandaVision and Loki), because this looks like a pretty conventional action show. (Unless they lean really heavily into the couples therapy bit and make it super character focused which I would LOVE but I’m not holding my breath.)

-This is a good interview with the WandaVision showrunner about how, despite all its twists and shiny gimmicks, they want to show Wanda as a whole person, not just an all-powerful plot device. He promises a “true emotional catharsis” is on the way.

-Just in time to fill the void left by To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix, Amazon Prime has ordered a television adaptation of another Jenny Han novel series, The Summer I Turned Pretty. I really loved the first book in this series, thought the second was good, and disliked the third a lot.

-I’m doubtful Legends of Tomorrow will continue after its recently-announced seventh season — but if it does, Dominic Purcell won’t be on it.

-More than 14 major studios, networks, streamers and top filmmakers are pursuing screen rights to flight attendant-turned-author T.J. Newman‘s Falling, which is being described as Speed at 35,000 feet.

Lucas Hedges says of his relationship with Michelle Pfeiffer on the set of French Exit: “By the end of filming, I was consistently annoying the hell out of Michelle. I never shut up. I would say I was like a squirrel around Michelle. A squirrel with a lollipop. That’s how I would describe the energy.” (She seems pleasantly puzzled by this description.)

Jennifer Coolidge says she once posed as twins so she could date a guy and his best friend at the same time. My hero!

-The Framing Britney Spears doc (which we don’t get yet in Canada) created a lot of buzz this weekend, with even Sarah Jessica Parker tweeting #FreeBritney.  Apparently Justin Timberlake does NOT come off well. Also, in the doc a paparazzo recalls the infamous moment in 2007 in which Spears took an umbrella to his SUV after he had harassed her during an emotionally fraught night.

-This is a surprisingly affecting interview with Soleil Moon Frye on the Punky Brewster revival.

This thread on how Ted Lasso created a potential pathway forward for masculinity is a must read.

-The trailer for Fast & Furious 9 debuted at last year’s Super Bowl — and it’s still not out. So last night it got yet another Super Bowl trailer.