The Weeknd has had a few days to decompress from his Super Bowl performance. You know who didn’t acknowledge it, at all? Bella Hadid. The two dated for a significant amount of time, always off and on, and it seems now that if they are friends, it’s the kind of friendship that they want to keep quiet. Very quiet.
Everyone is loving Bridgerton, so it was only a matter of time before a publication tried to cash in on some hate-clicks. Slate had two “romance novel virgins” read the Duke and I (the first book off which the series is based) and offer their critiques. Slate absolutely knew that they were going to kick up the fury of romance readers and that’s exactly why they did it. I enjoyed Bridgerton and I don’t really care if these two people didn’t like the book. Being a contrarian against a big piece of pop culture isn’t really compelling unless you can offer an educated critique of the genre, which the two people in this piece can’t do because they don’t understand or respect the romance novel. I dislike fantasy novels and could never sit through Lord of the Rings, but I also don’t think that disliking it somehow qualifies me an expert in hobbits.
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, I love this piece by Carly Lane for Vulture, “Your Next Romance Read, Based On Your Favorite Rom-com.” My favourite rom-com is When Harry Met Sally, which is paired with Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. Getting it today.
The breakup of Ashley Benson and G-Eazy has barely made a blip, even though PEOPLE said it “didn’t end well.” For that to be the quote, the breakup must have been disastrous.
There’s little coverage on Ariana Grande’s engagement, which is interesting because the first time she was engaged we heard about it constantly.
I managed to order a couple of JLo skincare masks, which just became available at Sephora Canada. I’m very set in my skincare routine and loyal to my products (Biologique Recherche hive stand up!), but who am I to resist the JLo glow?
“Now let’s get one of you buttoning your jacket” – every photographer giving directions on a male celebrity photo shoot.
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird photographed by Sam Taylor-Johnson for GQ is incredibly cool. I also want to point out that in the Q&A video, Megan is wearing a striped Marni men’s sweater that, if you want to splash out on it, is still available on a few shopping sites.