1.Grimes and Elon Musk privately welcomed a second child, a daughter named Exa Dark Sideræl Musk (Y for short, somehow), though they remain fluid in terms of labeling their romantic relationship. The musician is also now reportedly dating whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
2.Zoë Kravitzsaid she was rejected when going up for a small role in The Dark Knight because the "film wasn't going urban." She later clarified her comments, stating that she was not up for the role of Catwoman — whom she recently portrayed to critical and fan acclaim in The Batman — and that her goal was to point out discrimination toward women of color in the industry.
3.In memoriam: Singer, actor, and reality TV personality Traci Braxton died from esophageal cancer at age 50. Her husband confirmed to BuzzFeed News that she died following "a year of privately undergoing a series of treatment." One of her sisters, R&B star Toni Braxton, wrote in a statement, "Traci passed this morning as the snow was falling, our angel is now a snowflake."
4.Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson went Instagram official this week. "Whose car are we gonna take?" she captioned the pic, making a cheeky reference to the 2010 movie The Town. And folks, it was definitely NOT the soft launch I would have expected from Kim!
6.Another member of the Kardashian family, Khloé, also got her share of backlash after she said it was "hurtful" to blame women for their cheating partners. Jordyn Woods' name quickly trended on Twitter after users pointed out the reality star's hypocrisy: Back in 2019, Khloé notably blamed Jordyn for causing her and Tristan Thompson to break up, even though Jordyn said he initiated the kiss they shared.
7.Black Panther director Ryan Coogler was detained and handcuffed by police after being mistaken for a bank robber while trying to make a withdrawal at an Atlanta branch of Bank of America. Newly released body camera footage from police shows that cops pulled out their guns on the filmmaker. "She got scared when a Black dude handed her a note," he said of the bank teller, who is a Black woman. "If she was scared, she’s got to admit that."
8.Hailey Bieber was hospitalized with a "very small blood clot" in her brain. The 25-year-old confirmed a TMZ report of the incident in an Instagram story, writing that she "recovered completely within a few hours" despite experiencing "stroke-like symptoms." She added, "Although this was definitely one of the scariest moments I've ever been through, I'm home now and doing well."
10.Dylan O'Brien explained why he passed on the upcoming Teen Wolf movie, saying, "Ultimately, I just decided [his character Stiles' story] was left in a really good place for me and I still want to leave it there." While the actor called it a "difficult decision," his comments come after reports that his costar Arden Cho was offered half the pay of the three other female leads in the series, all of whom are white.
11.Netflix finally (sorta) gave the people (me) what they want by releasing a full trailer for the highly anticipated second season of Bridgerton. Season 2, which will debut March 25 (aka not soon enough!), focuses on the enemies-to-lovers affair between eligible bachelor (and certified rake) Anthony Bridgerton and newcomer Kate Sharma, played by Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley, respectively.
12.Buckle up, folks, because love is just around the corner! The third season of the immensely popular reality dating series Love Is Blind has already been filmed in Dallas and is likely to premiere next year. Season 2, which recently aired its reunion episode, was notably filled with plenty of drama, so it's probably safe to assume we can continue to expect mess!
13.Dune 2 is making headway in production, which means we have some exciting casting updates! Florence Pugh is currently "in negotiations" to play Princess Irulan Corrino, the daughter of an emperor who eventually marries Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). Similarly, Austin Butler is in talks to potentially play a key villain, Feyd-Rautha, Baron Harkonnen's (Stellan Skarsgård) sinister nephew.
14.Perhaps you've heard of Oppenheimer, a lil' upcoming movie from Christopher Nolan, and its incredibly star-studded cast? Well, the new World War II thriller has found its Kenneth Bainbridge, a real-life scientist who was involved in the Manhattan Project, in Josh Peck. From being in multiple show reboots to his new memoir and now this, he's sure booked and busy!
15.Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey opened up about feeling pressured to hide his sexuality after receiving advice about how doing so would shield his career. The actor, who is gay, said he has since abandoned that mindset. "I reached a point where I thought, Fuck this, I’d much prefer to hold my boyfriend’s hand in public ... and not be so concerned about that, than get a part."
16.Gigi Hadid is one of the celebrities donating to refugees fleeing Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The model — who is of Palestinian descent — has pledged to give away the whole of her Fashion Week earnings to both Ukraine and Palestine, whose residents she has long supported. "We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk 'for' something," she wrote.
19.Finally, the BAFTAs took place Sunday. Essentially the English equivalent of the Oscars, they honor the very best of the year's cinema. You can check out the winners here and gaze in awe at the best red carpet looks.
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