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LINKS! Another strange Trump statement, Kirstie Alley vs. curling, Olympic sabotage…

CELEBITCHYDonald Trump is now claiming “Obama never used the Oval”? What is that even supposed to mean? The surface-level meaning is that Obama literally never worked in the Oval Office, which is untrue. And the deeper implication — that Obama never put the trappings of the presidency to work for him — is also inaccurate

DLISTEDKirstie Alley decided that the middle of the Winter Olympics was the right time to go on Twitter and trash curling. Am I the only one who finds curling weirdly awesome? Every four years I tune in like a madman during the Olympics (though as soon as the Olympics are done I forget all about it until the next one)

THE BLEMISHAnd speaking of the Olympics, it really does seem like a bad idea to use your hands to try and trip a speed skater as she whizzes by your falling body on her razor shoes

JEZEBELMarco Rubio went on CNN last night to take the NRA’s side in a gun control town hall meeting featuring parents of some of the students killed in the Parkland school shooting. It did not go well for him

UPROXXI was already a little interested in the Han Solo spinoff movie after finding out it’s partially influenced by The Big Lebowski, but this Solo trailer re-cut to “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys has me giddier than it probably should

VOXThe short version of the keto diet is it’s great if you want to treat epilepsy or want to trick yourself into believing ice cream is great for breakfast

REALITY TEARHONJ’s Teresa Giudice is going on Hollywood Medium next season work through her grief over her dead mother and ignore her legal issues for a full hour

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPIf you’re a cast member for a show on Bravo, and you get an STD from another one of the network’s reality TV stars, your contract forbids you from suing the network. Cue the Vanderpump Rules cast facepalm

LAINEY GOSSIPTiffany Haddish, who is already everywhere right now, is about to get even more everywhere-er: She just signed a deal with Netflix to star in an animated show created by one of the people responsible for BoJack Horseman

VERY SMART BROTHASDrake’s video for “God’s Plan” — you know, the one where he gives away the video’s $1 million budget to various people around Miami — is ultimately a good deed version of what Red Fang did with “Wires,” and good on him for making it

LINKS! Jay-Z’s huge bar tab, Margaret Josephs’ tax trouble, Gun control column goes bad…

DLISTEDJay-Z is the latest big name celebrity and / or major sport trophy winner to rack up a huge bar tab. He dropped $113,000 on booze at three New York City clubs this weekend — but, in typical big name celebrity / athlete fashion, he bought stuff that costs over $1,000 per bottle. Just once it would be amazing to see a six-figure tab spent on an entire bar full of people and made up of nothing but Jell-O shots and high gravity beer

REALITY TEAThe Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Margaret Josephs is in some real trouble with the IRS. She would need two Hail Mary Jay-Z bar tabs just to keep her head above water

CELEBITCHYThe New York Times has been throwing out some impressively bad hot takes over the past few months, but this David Brooks column in the wake of the Parkland school shooting is blacked out at the wheel

JEZEBELWe have a new frontrunner for the 2018 Headline Of The Year

THE BLEMISHJessica Chastain, in addition to starring in what feels like easily a half-dozen comic book movies and assorted high-concept Hollywood blockbuster-type films, is probably going to play the lead in the sequel to It as well

VOXHere’s what it’s like to spend four days tripping on ayahuasca in the Costa Rican rainforest

VERY SMART BROTHAS“An Open Letter to the Men Whose Girlfriends and Wives Saw Black Panther and Now Want to Move to Wakanda”

LAINEY GOSSIPJennifer Lawrence has been promoting Red Sparrow, her decidedly more mainstream follow-up to mother!, for the entire month of February, often outdoors. And if this photo gallery is any indication, she has turned down every offer for a coat

UPROXXThere will be a woman occupying the Oval Office before there’s a new Tool album, and anybody who tries to tell you different is Axl Rose

LINKS! Mister Rogers turns 50, Adam Rippon’s sexy times, Apple’s magic glass…

VOXMister Rogers’ Neighborhood turned 50 on Monday. Here are nine times Mister Rogers knew exactly what to say. Bonus points for getting Joan Rivers to break during a 1983 Tonight Show episode

JEZEBELBronze-medal winning skater Adam Rippon changed his mind and decided not to accept a gig doing color commentary for NBC for the rest of the Olympics, possibly because the second week is when all the really serious Olympic Village sex goes down

THE BLEMISHEvidently Apple’s brand-new $5 billion super high-tech headquarters includes glass doors so super new and high-tech that Apple employees routinely walk into them and get injured. No one seems to have concluded that Apple’s HQ is really the world’s first fully functioning Holodeck, so, you read it here first

CELEBITCHYAmerica’s current president seemed to be mad at an awful lot of different things this weekend, most notably — and least explicably — Oprah

VERY SMART BROTHASOn a related note, this is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about Donald Trump

LAINEY GOSSIPAlso related: Beyonce and Blue Ivy were the most photographed couple at the NBA All-Star Game this weekend. Blue reprised her bit from the Grammys where she got to look cool while mom held her snacks, *and* she got two different mascot rides. Blue is Oprah-in-training

DLISTEDBlack Panther opened this weekend. Apparently it’s very good! People are excited to see it! And contrary to what you may have heard / seen on Twitter, no, random groups of black moviegoers are not attacking white moviegoers as they head into the theater

REALITY TEALala Kent swears the now-infamous pasta argument between herself and James Kennedy really was about pasta and not actually cocaine. She may be telling the truth, but the next time you watch Vanderpump Rules and there’s a huge screaming match replace the subject of the screaming match with “pasta” and see how long you can go without giggling

UPROXXJoel McHale is returning to late night snark on The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, coming soon to a Netflix near you. If you miss The Soup or wish you could have more sarcastic laughs at the end of the day, your wish has been granted

LINKS! Danny Masterson rape claims, Florida high school shooting, Mayor wants sex for speedbumps…

THE BLEMISHDanny Masterson’s lawyers tried to get The Blemish to take down a story stating that Masterson has been accused of raping unconscious women and that the Church of Scientology allegedly helped cover it up. Which is true: though he hasn’t been charged, he’s been *accused*, and the LA Times has reported on the church’s involvement in the allegations. Anyway, what the site did instead of taking the story down was smart and you should give them your clicks

VERY SMART BROTHAS17 students were shot to death at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida yesterday. It was the 18th school shooting in America in 2018, which was 45 days old at the time. We all may have forgotten this over the past few years, but schools aren’t supposed to be a venue for shootings and insecurity and panic

CELEBITCHY “Donald Trump doesn’t think school shootings are a national tragedy”

JEZEBELIt’s the links post Sunshine Trifecta: A woman in Lantana, Florida is accusing the mayor of offering to get her the neighborhood speed bumps she asked for in exchange for sex. Not that you shouldn’t be outraged, but this can’t be the first time this has happened in Florida

REALITY TEACountess Luann rejected the prosecution’s plea deal and now faces five years in prison for her Christmas Eve shenanigans. In case you’ve forgotten, those include allegedly “resisting an officer with violence” (a felony) along with trespassing and disorderly intoxication (both misdemeanors). No matter how unbearable your holiday may have been, Luann had it worse

DLISTEDThe Smashing Pumpkins aren’t going to reunite with all four original members in 2018 for the same reason they didn’t do it in 2007: Billy Corgan is a doofus

VOXIn case you missed its debut last night because you had something else to do on Valentine’s Day, here’s the first trailer for The Incredibles 2. The first one was maybe the most fun Hollywood movie of this century so far, so hopefully the sequel can at least graze that impossibly high bar with its fingertips

UPROXXGeorge R.R. Martin probably just told the world (in the most oblique fashion possible) that the next Game of Thrones book won’t be out this year. Not that anyone has been able to pressure more words out of him, but wouldn’t it make more sense marketing-wise for the book to come out when the final season of the TV show airs next year anyway?

LAINEY GOSSIPRobert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may be dating again. Or it’s a conspiracy theory, which these days makes it as good as true

LINKS! Dane Cook’s very young girlfriend, America’s mystery illness, Beyonce’s return…

CELEBITCHYSomehow, the pics of 45-year-old Dane Cook kissing his 19-year-old girlfriend are way less disturbing than the candids with the two of them posing side-by-side. Being able to see both of their faces makes them look like a father and daughter enjoying one last family vacation before she goes off to college

JEZEBELIf you’ve been feeling especially miserable, depressed, run-down, ragged, or helpless for the past year and change, it turns out you’re not alone. According to a massive new Gallup poll, a mysterious, nameless sickness has been ailing a majority of Americans since late 2016

LAINEY GOSSIPWe’re now less than two months from Beyonce’s return to the stage at Coachella. So Beyonce has that much time to drop some surprise album / single / tour announcement, and the rest of us have an unofficial deadline for figuring out who the unnamed actress is that Tiffany Haddish says hit on Jay-Z at a party and almost got Beyonce to throw hands

REALITY TEAPeggy Sulahian won’t be back for more Real Housewives of Orange County sleepwalking next season. Fan reaction appears to be a mix of high-pitched joy shrieks and shrugs

UPROXXTo celebrate the one-year anniversary of its release (and as part of its overall Oscar campaign), Get Out is coming back to theaters for free on President’s Day. The catch: it’s only going to play at, like, 100 theaters

VOXHere’s a breakdown of how much Winter Olympic athletes have to eat every day. Cross-country skiiers are the most otherworldly, at between 4,000 and 7,000 calories. And ski jumpers are the most mortal, with a pitiful 1,300 to 2,500. Also, apparently teenage snowboarders are just like regular teenagers in that they can subsist on a diet of ice cream and churros and still function. Except, in this case, “function” means “Win a gold medal”

THE BLEMISHAlso, contrary to what you may have heard, the Winter Olympics are not being held at P.F. Chang’s

DLISTEDThose of you still hoping against hope for a third Sex In The City movie are in luck: Cynthia Nixon is still in Kim Cattrall’s good graces. Though, in her favor, Cynthia apparently called Kim to express her condolences for Kim’s dead brother, and a phone call is

LINKS! Meghan Markle’s golden ticket, Obama portrait drama, YouTube suspends douche…

CELEBITCHYIn fairytale wedding news, Prince Henry and Meghan Markle’s forthcoming nuptuals will include, but not be limited to: a horse-carriage ride through the streets of Windsor; a vow exchange at St. George’s Chapel helmed by the Archbishop of Canterbury; and literal golden tickets to the reception. Veruca Salt still wants two

VERY SMART BROTHASThe Obamas’ official portraits went public today. People have thoughts on them! The growing consensus is that Michelle got the better look, continuing her unbroken streak of winning every public head-to-head against Barack

THE BLEMISHYouTube suspended Logan Paul not because he is an insufferable douchebag, but because he gets YouTube consistent bad press (because he is an insufferable douchebag). Reddit banned FakeApp for the same reason. Basically, every “content creator” is still at the mercy of his platform, because those platforms are more corporation than outlet for free speech

CELEBUZZAnd speaking of YouTube, Shay Mitchell from Pretty Little Liars promised her assistant she’d go streaking around LA if she ever got three million subscribers. She hit the milestone last week, promptly dropped trou, and hit the bricks, leaving her assistant running to catch up. Shay Mitchell is raising the bar for content creators everywhere

UPROXXIn more social media news, Instagram will now notify you if someone takes a screenshot of your story; they’ll also tell you who took the screenshot (assuming the person is logged in). But it will only work for stories, not regular posts. And there’s already a loophole

DLISTEDSlow your roll, everyone who was excited by last week’s news that the Spice Girls were reuniting for a world tour: Posh “Victoria” Spice now says that the tour isn’t happening, though the group will get back together for…something

REALITY TEAIf you have dated Kristen Doute, you have had your phone ransacked by Kristen Doute. Also, if you are Lisa Vanderpump, Kristen Doute has stolen cutlery from your restaurant (and so has every other employee)

VOXAmerican figure skater Mirai Nagasu’s triple axel at the Olympics was somewhat overshadowed by the American commentators’ over-the-top reaction to it, but still really cool and impressive and worthy of all the superlatives it’s been getting. Here’s a tidy explainer on why the axel is such an elusive and tricky jump. Bonus: The article includes an official scoresheet, which is super helpful if you’re like me and haven’t been able to figure out why some skaters’ scores — like, say, Adam Rippon’s — aren’t as high as their performances would appear to merit

JEZEBELIn other skating news: Ice dancing is ballroom dancing combined with barely-legal-in-public dry humping, so tune in if you haven’t been

LAINEY GOSSIP20-year-old Camila Cabello’s new boyfriend is a 30-year-old dating expert named Matthew Hussey. Matthew, who coaches woman, uses the professional mantra “Get The Guy,” which is passive-aggressive enough to remind me of the bit in Trainwreck where Amy Schumer is arguing with Bill Hader and she chides him for saying he likes going down on her. Anyway, here’s a photo of Camila and Matthew looking happy and cuddling on a Mexican beach

VIDEO MTV announces new Teen Mom Young and Pregnant series premiering March 12

MTV Teen Mom Young And Pregnant

Months after it was revealed that MTV had scrapped plans for their Teen Mom New Jersey spin-off series, the network has announced it had another teen pregnancy reality series in the works the whole time! Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant will feature five moms (living in different parts of the country) and is set to premiere next month!

LINKS Kim K in Vogue Taiwan, Omarosa leaves CBB for ER, Beyonce and Mr. Krabs…

Kim Kardashian Vogue Taiwan

CELEBITCHYKim Kardashian covers Vogue Taiwan, and causes a social media backlash too

DLISTEDOmarosa Left The Celebrity Big Brother House To Go To The Hospital

REALITY TEALove After Lockup Recap: Surprises And Sentences

JEZEBELMiami Catholic School Fires Teacher for Marrying Her Girlfriend

THE BLEMISHBeyonce Is Cheaper Than Mr. Krabs

IN TOUCHTeen Mom OG Star Tyler Baltierra Is Going to Visit Catelynn Lowell in Rehab

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPMTV Announces Premiere Date for Jersey Shore Family Vacation & Reveals Angelina Pivarnick Will Return