LINKS Rihanna and A$AP Rocky, Coronaconfusion, 50 Cent Walk of Fame…

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DLISTEDRihanna and A$AP Rocky are at least tabloid-dating, so we can assume that someone in one or both of their camps wants the gossip out there. Also, isn’t it delightful how often “dating” is literally a euphemism for “f*cking in hotel suites whenever they get the chance”

CELEBITCHYIt seems that a great many people believe somehow Corona (the beer) is related to or outright responsible for coronavirus (the new strain of nCOV responsible for 170 deaths and counting)

THE BLASTYesterday 50 Cent got himself a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Eminem inducted him onto (into?) the walkway with a heartfelt speech full of memories, praise, and an unexpected Scrabble reference

JEZEBELPrivileged people have no idea how much health care costs (or the value of “a few grand” [or basic empathy])

VOXOn a related note, here’s an uplifting explainer of exactly how and why “America’s system of government is rigged against democracy”

LAINEY GOSSIPBack to gossip: Jessica Simpson’s memoir — appropriately titled Open Book — comes out next Tuesday, and she’s been dishing away on the promo tour. The latest viral story: what happened between Jessica and Justin Timberlake after she divorced Nick Lachey back in the mid-00s

GO FUG YOURSELFLowkey Headline of the Week: “The Actors Who Came Out for the Visual Effects Awards Brought It (Visually, Anyway)”

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Snooki Says Angelina Pivarnick Still Isn’t Speaking to Her Female Jersey Shore Co-Stars Following Bridesmaids’ Speech Drama”

REALITY TEAVanderpump Rules cast member Ariana Madix is firing back at Tom Sandoval in the Stassi Schroeder text message drama

THE BLEMISHIt kind of looks like Tom Brady is walking back onto a football field in this cryptic pic he shared yesterday, which would suggest he’s not retiring? But then it also looks like he’s wearing a business suit or some other kind of formalwear, and so maybe he actually is? Or maybe the whole point was that he wanted all eyes back on him as we head into Super Bowl weekend

(Photo credit: Rihanna and A$AP Rocky via Instagram)

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

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