I hear this a lot from my friends who are parents – they’re not the ones spoiling the children, it’s the grandparents! I know several grandparents. Every grandparent I know needs to be loved and favourited. Parents go around telling their kids, “I am not your friend, I am your mother/father and these are the boundaries”. Then they become grandparents and it’s BFF time. See also: aunts and uncles. I’m an aunt. It’s all about the BFF time. (Dlisted) 

This is an interesting dress choice for Mandy Moore. And here’s my theory as to why: This Is Us. The show was nominated for the Outstanding Drama Emmy, the first network drama to have been included in the category in a few years. So it’s a critically acclaimed show but it’s also a mainstream popular show. And the fashion she’s showing off is targeting that audience. Agree or disagree? (Go Fug Yourself) 

Stephen and the two Jimmys – how the ratings in late night have changed this year, after Donald Trump became president. And what’s interesting is that while we’ve all heard about Colbert taking over Fallon, Kimmel is the one, right now, who’s picking up the most momentum, perhaps because he’s been getting more and more personal and political. There were some who thought he would lose viewers and yet, amazingly, the opposite has happened. (The Hollywood Reporter) 

OMG, what? Is Vanessa Marcil going back to General Hospital? Wait, no, I had no idea that she was on General Hospital until just a few years ago. And now… there might be a return? Maybe you don’t care about this as much as I do. But, but, but… Gina Kincaid. (Celeb Dirty Laundry) 

One more month until Taylor Swift’s reputation comes out. As Jezebel notes, the first two songs of the album have been “deeply mediocre” – probably more popular among her fans that general music lovers. Taylor is rewarding her fans’ loyalty with their own fan app. And she’s promising to connect with them exclusively on the platform, the way she likes their Tumblr posts and other social media activity.  (Jezebel) 

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth walked their first red carpet together in four years. Why does it feel longer to me? Was it because of her image change? And change-back? Like a marking of eras? Anyway, they were at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere. So it was a Hemsworth family event. And Miley who is back to Malibu is, clearly, very much part of the family. (Teen Vogue)