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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.

Zendaya For GQ

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-Any time Hunter Harris writes a celebrity profile, it’s a must read. But a Hunter Harris cover story on Zendaya? That’s a drop everything and must read now!

-If you wondered why Armie Hammer was trending over the weekend, it’s because some incredibly disturbing sext screenshots that were attributed to him were “leaked.” Who knows if any of them are real, but the memes were fire.

-Now that it’s turning into a he-said, she-said, every outlet is trying to nail down the timing of the Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis split, and when she and Harry Styles started up, which might have happened closer together than we thought.

Kevin Hart has reportedly struck a massive, eight-figure deal with Netflix.

-Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page denied rumours he’s dating costar Phoebe Dynevor, which seems to have sprung up just because they have chemistry on the show. He reminded everyone about a little thing called ACTING. “All the sparks that flew came off the beautiful scripts we were handed. So I think that the sparky words, scripts and material are more than enough.”

-Meanwhile, Netflix is reportedly planning to do eight seasons of Bridgerton — one for each of the books. I don’t trust them to stick with it that long.

-The most wild thing about this problematic post from Lana Del Rey is that it seems completely unprompted. Like, she thought this would be a good thing to post out of the blue.

-I can’t believe they’re actually going ahead with a Sex and the City revival without the show’s most sex-positive character. In social media comments about the revival, Sarah Jessica Parker insisted that she doesn’t dislike Kim Cattrall.

-According to a report, the three main stars are going to earn more than $1 million per episode for the revival.

Michael B. Jordan went Instagram official with Lori Harvey over the weekend.

-I have somehow managed to live this long without ever having seen a single second of a Fast & Furious movie, and I’m content with that choice. Still, I’m happy that Helen Mirren will finally get to drive in F9.

-Critics who screened the first three episodes of WandaVision are going crazy for it.

-On Marc Maron’s podcast, Nicole Kidman revealed that her role in The Undoing took a toll: “I just like suddenly was in this place of… There was sort of a disquietness to my personality, where I was uneasy and there was duress on who I was.” She adds that she got sick during production: “I went down for a week, because your immune system it doesn’t know the difference between acting and truth when you’re doing them.”

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem are in talks to play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin-directed film. Wow, that’s a lot of interesting words.

-FX has ordered a Sex Pistols series, starring Maisie Williams and Toby Wallace.

-My god, there’s even more from Gayle King‘s interview with Miya Ponsetto, and it somehow got worse.

-People are pushing back against an article in The Hollywood Reporter that suggests Parasite has ‘paved the way’ for ‘downright weird’ Oscar entries, correctly pointing out that an American film about a woman having sex with fish man won Best Picture first.

-This is a terrifying piece on how bad covid outbreaks on Hollywood productions really are.

-For anyone who always though Brian was their favourite Backstreet Boy, I’m so sorry.

Sean Bean vamps it up in the trailer for Snowpiercer’s second season.

-The first trailer for Kristen Wiig’s Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar feels like it came out years ago, but it’s finally resurfaced with a new promo.

Emma Stone Got Engaged at SNL

-According to Page Six, SNL producer Dave McCary popped the question to Emma Stone in the show’s offices. The source insists it was “very romantic” though.

-I don’t know how she possibly managed this, but Gwen Stefani’s annulment from ex-husband Gavin Rossdale has been granted by the Catholic church, paving the way for her to get re-married in the church.

-Bridgerton breakout Nicola Coughlan is having the last laugh when it comes to people who said there shouldn’t be diversity in Regency romances.

Tessa Thompson says she got into a car accident on New Year’s Eve. She told Jimmy Kimmel, “I drove up a mountain to go to a cabin, and I thought, ‘This will be totally safe because I won’t see anybody,’ but I got into a car accident…Yeah, I got hit by a big monster truck on the highway.”

Ivanka Trump is reportedly ‘surprised and hurt‘ by sister-in-law Karlie Kloss‘ tweets about the Capitol siege. Aw, muffin.

-Bless Lucy Lawless for clapping back at Kevin Sorbo‘s nonsense.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s latest THR column is excellent. He calls out celebs like Matthew McConaughey for accusing liberals of sowing discord while minimizing the issues “that cause the divisiveness” in the first place.

Tracy Chapman has accepted Nicki Minaj’s offer of $450,000 to satisfy her copyright-infringement claims.

-Former Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder named her daughter Charlie Rose? Cancel 2021.

-Here are some pics of Keanu Reeves having fun on a beach because after this week, we deserve this.

-This is an interesting piece on Wonder Woman 2’s problematic depiction of Arabs and the Middle East. In it, director Lexi Alexander recalls hearing an anti-Arab rant from the police technical advisor on a TV show, which must be L.A.’s Finest because she mentions it was led by two women, and that Gabrielle Union stood up for her.

-Terrible: ER’s Deezer D, who played Nurse Malik, has died at 55. ER alums Noah Wylie, Kellie Martin, Julianna Margulies and Mekhi Phifer have posted their condolences.

-Also terrible: the lead character designer on Bob’s Burgers died in a skydiving accident.

-Apple TV+ has unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming Israeli drama series Losing Alice, starring Daredevil’s Ayelet Zurer.

-Outlander costars Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish lead a new roadtrip Starz reality show set in Scotland called Men In Kilts. Here’s the trailer.

-Despite Shia LaBeouf‘s presence, I really liked Pieces of a Woman, which just dropped on Netflix. Vanessa Kirby steals the show.

-Netflix finally gave us a trailer for the much-anticipated Malcolm & Marie starring Zendaya and John David Washington. Writer/director Sam Levinson shot the romantic drama during the early days of COVID-19 lockdown. They’re releasing it on Feb. 5, which means it’ll be out in time for Academy Awards consideration.