- Serena Williams is Vogue's February covergirl
- In the cover story, she opens up about her extensive health complications during and after the birth of her daughter, Alexis Olympia
- Williams underwent three separate surgeries during and after her daughter's birth
A plummeting heart rate resulted to an emergency cesarean section for Williams, followed by a six-day battle with a pulmonary embolism. She endured multiple surgeries and a handful of additional medical troubles as a result.
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) will star as Enola Holmes, the younger sister of Sherlock Holmes, in a film series based on the popular mystery books.
NBC has renewed Ellen’s Game of Games for a second season. The show features more elaborate versions of the games featured on her daytime talk show.
Hulu has canceled the Hugh Laurie drama series Chance after two seasons.
Judd Apatow will host the 70th annual Directors Guild of America Awards February 3rd in Los Angeles.
Roman Polanski won't be charged after a woman said he molested her in 1975 — when she was only 10 — because the caseis too old, Deadline reports. The Chinatown director fled the U.S. 40 years ago after being convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl and has not returned.
Youtube Move Hits Logan Paul In The Wallet -
The social media furor over Youtube’s inaction in the the Logan Paul scandal has finally gotten the streamer’s attention.
YouTube is cutting its businesses ties with Logan Paul. The vlogger was dropped yesterday as an ad partner and from the original series "Foursome" after sharing a controversial video of a man hanging from a tree in a Japanese forest known for people committing suicide there.
Paul claimed the clip was posted to raise awareness for mental health, but it was removed after many dubbed it insensitive and asked for Paul to be banned from the site. YouTube later tweeted out that it violated its community guidelines, and said it was looking into further consequences.
The former Youtube star has issued two public apologies and remains inactive on all social media platforms. His father, however says mistakes were made but Logan will be back.
Source: USA Today
David Bowie’s Music Is Still A Hot Item -
David Bowie's U.K. fans are still buying millions of his albums and singles since his death on January 10th, 2016.
New data indicates fans have purchased over two-million albums and more than three-million singles in the two years since his passing at age 69. Since his death, the top two biggest-selling albums are "Blackstar" and "Best of Bowie," and his top two singles are "Heroes" and "Under Pressure" featuring Queen.
Here are his top 10 albums and singles:
Albums1. Blackstar2. Best Of Bowie3. Legacy4. Nothing Has Changed - The Very Best Of5. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust6. Hunky Dory7. Aladdin Sane8. The Next Day9. Low10. Diamond Dogs
Singles1. Heroes2. Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie)3. Life On Mars4. Starman5. Let's Dance6. Space Oddity7. Rebel Rebel8. Changes9. Moonage Daydream10. Modern Love
The mudslides devastated the gated community where Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres live.
On her show, Ellen FaceTimed Oprah, who is slumming it on her 40-acre property. The mudslides knocked out public utilities such as gas and running water. But do not fret for Oprah, her mansion has 14 bathrooms. She can live there two weeks before every toilet is soiled.
Firefighters on the scene described the devastation to Ellen. The mudslide was a football field wide and plowed through dozens of homes. Oprah’s mansion was spared because it sits on top of a knoll. Rescue efforts continue. People are still missing and firefighters are searching for bodies buried in the mud.
What Oprah didn’t discuss was Ellen’s home. They’re literally neighbors and share a fence. Though, if Ellen’s mansion is destroyed, she’s lucked out on the insurance claim. She closed on the property in December, but after only one monthly payment by Ellen, the insurance company could be looking at a multi-million dollar payout. (People)
Talk About It:
- Oprah is trapped on the property. Roads around the houses are closed until earth-movers can clean up the foot-deep mud.
- Ellen is not homeless. She owns several properties, including another home in the town of Montecito.
- The Thomas Fire burned through all the vegetation that helps keep the hillsides intact. Mudslides in recent burn areas are relatively common.
Ricky Martin confirms he's married to artist Jwan Yosef. The singer tells E! News, “I’m a husband, but we’re doing a heavy party in a couple of months, I’ll let you know. We exchanged vows, and we’ve swear everything, and we’ve signed all the papers that we needed to sign, prenups and everything.”
YouTube has cut ties with Logan Paul amid the backlash over his video that included footage of a person who died from a suicide. A YouTube spokesperson said, “In light of recent events, we have decided to remove Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred. Additionally, we will not feature Logan in Season 4 of [the YouTube Red comedy series] Foursome and his new originals are on hold.” (Variety)
Black Panther has set a record as Fandango’s best-selling Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in its first 24 hours of pre-sales. Captain America: Civil War had held the previous record. Black Panther opens February 16th.
HBO’s Game of Thrones leads the nominees for the Directors Guild Awards with three. The trophies will be handed out February 3rd. (Variety)