The daily gossip: Jennifer Lopez cleanses her Insta feed, Travis Barker flies, and more
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Jennifer Lopez deletes all her pictures of A-Rod
Jennifer Lopez went on a cleaning spree this weekend, scrubbing every trace of her ex-fiancé, Alex Rodriguez, from her Instagram grid. J.Lo didn't hold back, either, even deleting shots of the exes together during President Joe Biden's inauguration, where Lopez was one of the performers, Page Six notes. Lopez additionally took the smudge stick to her social media feed, unfollowing A-Rod on Instagram — which is all the better, since there's some real "divorced guy" energy happening over on his account. Now that she and Rodriguez are officially over (as far as the digital record is concerned, anyway), Lopez can go back to posting her makeout pics with Ben Affleck in peace.
Travis Barker travels by plane for the first time in 13 years
Travis Barker flew in an airplane this weekend, according to blurry photos obtained by TMZ. While traveling to Mexico in a private jet is just another day for his girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, and her mom, Kris Jenner (both of whom were also on board), the trip reportedly marked the first time the Blink-182 drummer has flown since the 2008 plane crash that took the lives of his security guard, assistant, and both pilots, and left Barker with burns on 65 percent of his body. Earlier this year, Barker told Men's Health that he'd decided to fly again: "I want to make the choice to try and overcome it," he said. And now he gets a whole vacation in Cabo to celebrate.
Orangetheory is giving free classes to people named Britney for #FreeBritney week
One woman's shock, trauma, and sleepless nights are another brand's promotional opportunity. The "cult-like" boutique fitness franchise Orangetheory announced that it is #FreeBritney week at the gym, meaning that anyone named "Britney" can get a free class through Friday at participating studios, and that coaches will curate Britney Spears-themed soundtracks for workouts all week. "As a female co-founded brand, Orangetheory can't help but acknowledge this monumental step forward for Britney and all strong creative females who value their independence," Orangetheory said as a means of explaining what exactly Spears' recent conservatorship victory has to do with heart rate-based interval training and "splat points." It's nothing new for brands to be tone-deaf, but come on, read the (weight) room.
Rihanna makes a run to the Tribeca Whole Foods while wearing a pirate booty's worth of pearls
You'd think that billionaires would have someone to do their late-night Whole Foods runs for them, but Rihanna likely startled more than a few shoppers restocking on Saffron Road Chickpeas on Sunday evening when she dropped by the Tribeca grocery chain. The singer, who wistfully told Elle last year that she wished she could still go to the grocery store, seemed to have no such reservations over the weekend as she (presumably) stocked up on double-entendre sausages. Rihanna wasn't exactly operating incognito, either, wearing a Chanel belt and enough pearls to sink the Queen Anne's Revenge. Honestly, who can blame her? Sometimes a girl's got to pick out her own avocados.
Jason Momoa bench-pressed Emilia Clarke because that's what friends do
If you want to get ripped like Jason Momoa, you'll need a pull-up bar, two dumbbells, and one Emilia Clarke. The former Game of Thrones co-stars met up this weekend, with the Khal Drogo actor confirming he can "still bench press a Khaleesi." Clarke posted the photographic evidence to Instagram, jokingly calling her one-time on-screen lover her "sun and stars" in the caption. Momoa, though, played right along, replying to the post by writing "love u forever moon of my life." Even if Khal Drogo and Daenerys were problematic favs during the show, we're definitely here for Momoa and Clarke's pecs-enhancing friendship.