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-In her new Vanity Fair cover story, Billie Eilish talks about over-enthusiastic fans (“When you’re excited about something, you forget boundaries and you forget what’s polite and what’s kind of not polite. I’ve had a lot of weird situations—people will kiss me and pick me up, spin me around”), and the intense scrutiny she’s under (“I thought that I would be the only one dealing with my hatred for my body, but I guess the internet also hates my body. So that’s great”).

-To promote Savage X Fenty for Valentine’s Day, Rihanna posted a clip of her dancing in sheer lingerie — and damn if she isn’t making that mullet work for her.

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are reportedly dating. They first became friends because their kids hang out together.

Keira Knightley says she’ll never shoot another sex scene for a male director.

Prince Harry dismissed rumors that he and Meghan Markle were giving up social media for good.

-Actor/director Asia Argento has accused The Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen of drugging and raping her while they were filming the 2002 movie XXX. “He abused me, making me drink GHB, he had a bottle of it…At the time, I really didn’t know what it was. I woke up in the morning naked in his bed.” A representative for Cohen denied the allegations “as absolutely false.” Cohen was previously accused of assault by his daughter and and a women who chose to remain anonymous.

-A live-action Harry Potter TV series is reportedly in early development at HBO Max. Great, another project to line JK Rowling’s pockets.

-Variety’s Actors on Actors interviews continue to hit it out of the park. Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne recall their time as roommates, and — in what is the most surprisingly delightful pairing yetPete Davidson and Glenn Close talk about keeping movie costumes and her never winning an Oscar. “Is it better to be wheeled out in a wheelchair and get the lifetime achievement award? You don’t have to make a speech…It might be cool to never get one. I wouldn’t mind being wheeled out when I’m old and drooling, and I have a gray wig to cover my bald head.”

-This story about how power players in entertainment and media are hustling hard to get the vaccine before they’re supposed to is so deeply unsurprising.

Demi Lovato is going back to her comedy roots. She’s signed on to a new sitcom for NBC called Hungry.

This photo of Ben Affleck juggling all the online orders he placed in a pandemic haze is way too relatable.

-Ugh. As someone who works in social media, this is my worst nightmare: Jennifer Lopez tried to make her ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’ challenge go viral, and it flopped — mostly because we were all too busy creating Bernie memes. Plus, strolling on a beach and throwing away expensive things? In this climate??

Jodie Turner-Smith will play the role of Éile in a prequel to the hit Netflix series The Witcher. Yes, cast her in all things!

Ellen DeGeneres has one more year left on the contract for her show and negotiations for what happens next will reportedly begin next month, with Kelly Clarkson nipping at her heels.

-My god, the second Euphoria special is somehow even better than the first. I’m enjoying these slowed down, character-driven episodes more than I ever liked the show.

Ellen Pompeo is executive producing a new ABC drama based on Elin Hilderbrand‘s best-selling Paradise book trilogy.

-Meanwhile, ABC has delayed the return of Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, and A Million Little Things to March.

-I’ve previously only read a few historical romances but I was shocked by how dated Bridgerton seemed when I started reading the series before it debuted on Netflix. If those books are what people think romance novels are like, we’re in trouble. This piece nails it: “Yes, romance is having a moment, but it’s bittersweet for the most popular representation of our genre to be based on a series of books from two decades ago.” This list of Regency recommendations seems like a better reflection of what’s happening in the genre now.

Andy Samberg just released a commentary track for Palm Springs on Hulu. I’m actually surprised it took this long for streamers to get into DVD-style extras. I want blooper reels on everything!

-People are losing their minds over the Godzilla vs. Kong trailer. Sure.

Jennifer Lopez’s Inauguration Performance Gets Mixed Reviews

JLo’s performance at the inauguration was, um, interesting. But I adored the white outfit — and the photo shoot.

The New Radicalsappearance at today’s inauguration makes more sense when you learn that “You Get What You Give” was the Biden family’s breakfast rallying song when Beau was going through cancer treatment. *sob*

Lady Gaga took her tech entrepreneur boyfriend Michael Polansky to the inauguration.

Rihanna had today’s best social media post.

-I’m not a huge James Corden fan but his “One Day More” song with Broadway stars was pretty spectacular.

-There’s no update on the Shawn Mendes/Camila Cabello engagement rumours but she’s making headlines for her charitable work: she’s teaming with Movement Voter Fund to launch the Healing Justice Project, which will focus on giving frontline activists access to mental health support.

Danny Masterson has pleaded not guilty to charges of raping three women and is out on $3.3 million bail.

Lori Harvey and Michael B Jordan continue to enjoy their blissful bubble.

-Variety’s latest Actors On Actors video features Daniel Kaluuya and Tom Holland, and it’s all very charming. Holland says he broke his laptop when he found out he’d landed Spider-Man: “I flipped it up in the air. It fell off my bed. My dog went nuts. I ran downstairs. I was telling my family, “I got the part! I got the part!”‘

-Lupin (a French Netflix show about a gentleman thief who steals a diamond necklace for revenge) is on track to reach more households than recent buzzy fare such as Bridgerton and The Queen’s Gambit.

-I haven’t started it yet but the reviews are glowing.

-Every time there’s a fluffy People story about Kristen Bell, I remember Deux Moi’s recent posts about how she’s being groomed to take over Ellen’s job.

-I just got all caught up on The Boys (I blame Aya Cash) and am now crushing on Jack Quaid. This IG Live in which Jane Levy assures him he’s hot is hilarious.

-Netflix stock hit an all-time high today.

Jovan Adepo, Grace Van Patten and Mary J. Bilge star in The Violent Heart trailer.

Rihanna Is a Work of Art in Essence

Rihanna is covering Essence to promote her new skin care line, and the stunning photo shoot is courtesy of artist Lorna Simpson, part of her ongoing project reinterpreting images of Black women who have posed in the pages of Ebony and Jet magazines.

-According to Ice T, Dr. Dre is home and doing well after suffering from a brain aneurysm.

-Oh boy. Armie Hammer’s finsta has leaked. He’s really, really bad at this.  Has he had zero media training? It’s like he didn’t even try to cover his tracks.

Bella Thorne, of all people, has come to Hammer’s defense.

Tom Cruise is now outsourcing his onset covid safety rants to robots.

-On THR’s podcast, Ben Affleck reflected on his relationship with Jennifer Lopez (“People were so fucking mean about her — sexist, racist. Ugly, vicious shit was written about her in ways that if you wrote it now you would literally be fired for saying those things you said”) and how it affected his career (“I was actually in the very worst position you can be in in this business, which is you can sell magazines but not movie tickets”).

Kate Winslet explains why her husband changed his name back from Ned Rocknroll to something less insane.

Kate also told a sweet story about her Sense and Sensibility costar Alan Rickman: “Whenever Al would go out to supper and anyone else would try and pay, he would somehow have phoned ahead or slipped his credit card ahead of the meal so no one even got a look at the check. He’d just say, ‘I’ve got two words for you: Harry Potter.’ And he became known for doing that.”

Betty White turns 99 this weekend. She can never leave us.

Kelly Clarkson thanked Jennifer Love Hewitt for being nice to her at an award show during her American Idol years — because most celebs weren’t. “You ran up to me right when [I was in the] final three of Idol…People were really mean to us, because we’re from a talent show, and it was the first season. Everyone was so rude to us on the carpet, at the show. It was so bad. It was a horrible experience. You came up to me, ran up to me out of nowhere, and said ‘Oh my gosh, I’m really rooting for you.'”

-The cast and creator of FXX’s You’re the Worst are reuniting for a fundraiser to benefit Feeding America. I basically started watching The Boys based solely on Aya Cash‘s participation, so I’m in.

John David Washington, 36, addressed the criticism over the age gap between him and Malcom & Marie co-star Zendaya, 24. “I wasn’t concerned about it because she is a woman, Washington responded. “People are going to see in this film how much of a woman she is.”

Ethan Hawke is making his superhero debut, joining Oscar Isaac in Marvel’s Moon Knight.

Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni reunite in these Law and Order: SVU set pics.

-I really liked this interview with Cristin Milioti and John Magaro.

-Ted Lasso season two has started filming. Maybe that’ll distract Jason Sudeikis from the tabloid wars.

-A new trailer for Sia‘s controversial film Music starring Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler has dropped.