LINKS! Cardi B and Offset back together, Michael Jackson documentary, Black Panther Oscar chances…

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THE BLEMISHApparently the thing that got Cardi B and Offset back together was simple forgiveness, plus the quarter-million dollars Offset dropped on Christmas presents

JEZEBELMichael Jackson’s people are not happy with Leaving Neverland, a four-hour, meticulously detailed documentary alleging that the icon was also a child molester. Jackson’s estate and family are calling the accusers “opportunists” — but any retort from their side in the #MeToo and Surviving R. Kelly era

LAINEY GOSSIPBlack Panther won the SAG Awards’ equivalent of Best Picture, and the SAG membership is the single biggest voting bloc for the Academy Awards, so now the buzz is that Black Panther will clean up at the Oscars, too

THE BLASTKendall Jenner got paid $275,000 to promote the Fyre Festival and now she’s going to have to testify in court about it

VOXFox’s live version of Rent wouldn’t have been a total shitshow if the multi-million dollar production had spent a few thousand on some understudies. But they didn’t, and it was, and you should feel confident betting a prized possession that all live musicals will have three backups for every single role from now on

CELEBITCHYIf you aren’t listening to Celebitchy’s new podcast yet, do yourself a great big favor and start! It’s really fun, often catty, and full of thoughtful celebrity takes

REALITY TEATeresa Giudice has been getting into shape for her first bodybuilding competition and she’s using Dolores Catania’s ex-husband Frank as her trainer

DLISTEDKelsy Karter, who is a singer and definitely not a person with a mid-tier Instagram following looking to level up, got a face tattoo of what’s supposed to be Harry Styles but what actually looks like an artist’s rendering of the adult version of someone missing since childhood

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPKendra Wilkinson would like you to know she is neither dating nor sleeping with Chad Johnson, despite mounting evidence (and plenty of mildly warm gossip) to the contrary

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John Sharp is a Starcasm’s chief editorial correspondent-at-large. Tips: E-mail or Twitter @john_starcasm.

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