The daily gossip: February 6, 2020

J.Lo and A-Rod are reportedly planning to get married this summer, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are enjoying post-royal life, and more

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.
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1. J.Lo and A-Rod are reportedly planning to get married this summer

It's been a big year for J.Lo. With a Golden Globe nomination and a Super Bowl halftime show under her belt, the actress and singer is reportedly planning to tie the knot with longtime partner Alex Rodriguez, a.k.a. A-Rod, this summer. A source says the couple already "do everything together and are basically married, but are excited to make it official" with a big fancy party. J.Lo and A-Rod have been engaged since March 2019, when A-Rod posted a picture of the rock that she got on Instagram.

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2. Sounds like Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are enjoying post-royal life

With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry officially stepping back from their roles in the royal family, many wondered what the couple would do next. The answer, so far: Not much! A source reports the couple, who are living in a mansion on Vancouver Island, have been spending their days cooking, going on nature walks, and doing yoga. "A weight has been lifted off their shoulders," adds the source — which makes some sense when you go from an endless string of tedious and traditional obligations to laying around in a mansion eating sandwiches.

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3. Matthew Perry is on Instagram now

Looking for regular social media updates from your Friends? Starting now, Matthew Perry will be there for you. The actor has joined Instagram, which means you can finally follow all six Friends stars — and hope for the occasional well-documented, sitcom-y misadventure — as they live their lives. Though Perry hasn't posted a single picture yet, he has already amassed 586,000 followers and counting, because even a celebrity doing nothing is enough to turn a bunch of heads.

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4. Sorry, that's not a real hyena in Birds of Prey

Among the many eccentricities of Birds of Prey protagonist Harley Quinn is her exotic pet: A hyena named Bruce. But if you saw that adorable shot of Harley and Bruce sharing a Twizzler in the Birds of Prey trailer and ran off to the pet store to get your very own hyena, we have some bad news for you. In an interview, director Cathy Yan admitted that — after meeting a real hyena and deciding it was "untrainable" — the movie settled for a German shepherd with CGI touch-ups to make it look like a hyena. Viewers may be disappointed, but you know what they say: Hyenas are no laughing matter.


5. Mark Hamill got Luke Skywalker in a 'Which Star Wars character should you date?' quiz

If you're looking to take self-love to a whole new level this Valentine's Day, you can take your cues from Mark Hamill, who decided to kill some time on the internet by taking a "Which Star Wars character should you date?" quiz — and ended up with Luke Skywalker as a result. "It might seem odd at first," said Hamill as he shared the final outcome — but given that Star Wars is a franchise where the protagonist kisses his sister in two out of three movies, odd results were probably to be expected.

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Scott Meslow

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for He has written about film and television at publications including The Atlantic, POLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.