Happy almost Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend! I hope yours is safe and fun. No Royals Round-Up this week, but we’ve got loads of things from all over the internet for you to read and enjoy:
Late breaking news (on Sunday): Harry and Meghan are expecting a second baby! That’s some very heartwarming Valentine’s Day news!
ICYMI, we rounded up some cute red/pink/heart things, if you want to be your own Valentine.
This is a big package at Elle with lots of good stories for you to check out: A Celebration of the Tastemakers in Black Beauty. For instance, this piece about Eartha Kitt is so great! As is this one about (my favorite track and field star ever), Florence Griffith Joyner.
This was so good: Searching for Shelley Duvall: The Reclusive Icon on Fleeing Hollywood and the Scars of Making ‘The Shining’ [The Hollywood Reporter]
It’s true: Sweatpants are no longer ‘a defeat.’ Every day you get dressed is a win. [Washington Post]
Jezebel celebrates The Enduring Glamour of Mary Wilson
This essay at Cosmo is worth your time: We Never Dealt with Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in the First Place, So Why’d We Expect Them to Stop?
Interesting as usual, over at Lainey: Jennifer Aniston: Brad and Boyfriend Rumours
Also at Lainey: Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles “seem very serious”
And in other celeb romance news: Aaron Rodgers & Shailene Woodley happened ‘super fast’ last summer, huh [Celebitchy]
LOGISTICS: Academy adapting Oscars ceremony to broadcast live from ‘multiple locations’ [Entertainment Weekly]
Also logistically fascinating: Inside the Unprecedented Effort to Film ‘Top Chef’ Through COVID, Protests and Wildfires [Variety]
This is really funny and cute to me: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Old Malibu House Was Apparently Full of Titanic Memorabilia [Vanity Fair]
Princess Eugenie had her baby! It’s a boy. Congratulations to them! [People]
It’s my own favorite piece of punctuation! At the NYT: The Case for Semicolons
We (and other folks) talked to Joanna Robinson at Vanity Fair about Britney.
Duchess Meghan won (a large part of) her case against the Mail. Good for her! [Harper’s Bazaar]
This is SO interesting: A Love Letter to the Lost World of the Parisian Pneumatic Post [Messy Nessy Chic]
I gasped when I read this, and then calmed down when I saw that her beauty line is fine: Rihanna is pausing her Fenty fashion line with LVHM [Socialite Life]
Very interesting, at Fast Company: President Biden, appoint a fashion czar!
Fascinating: When Wearing the Wrong Pants Could Land You in Prison [Slate]
This was SUCH a good read: Broken Pelvises, Collapsed Lungs, and Decades of Winning: Barrel Racing’s Martha Josey Has Seen It All [Texas Monthly]
These are amazing: Miniature Dollhouse Cushions Meticulously Embroidered in Extraordinary Detail [My Modern Met]
Interesting, at CNN: Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ is leading a romance novel renaissance
This is a heck of a piece: San Francisco Giants outfielder Drew Robinson’s remarkable second act. (As an FYI, this piece discusses a suicide attempt) [ESPN]
Super interesting at Crooked Marquee: The Continuing Power and Complicated Legacy of The Silence of the Lambs