Welcome to the Morning Brief. These are some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m.
One off the cuff statement broke millions of hearts across the globe. Some One Direction fans are devastated after Louis Tomlinson referred to his role in the band using the past tense on The X-Factor on Saturday night. [Billboard]
Drake rules the charts and is breaking records. Drake‘s guest spot on Bad Bunny’s “Mia” became his 12th song to reach the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018. The feat helped him to pass The Beatles’ previous mark of 11 for most Top 10 hits in a single year. [Rolling Stone]
Now podcasts have their own award show! On January 18, the podcasting world will come together for the inaugural iHeartRadio Podcast Awards, a 90-minute event to unfold at Los Angeles’ iHeartRadio Theater. [Hollywood Reporter]
Third time’s the charm? Rosie O’Donnell is engaged. A representative for the 56-year-old star confirmed the news of her engagement to police officer and girlfriend of a year, Elizabeth Rooney. [Entertainment Tonight]
Kiss, kiss. Timothée Chalamet and Lily-Rose Depp were photographed getting cozy in New York City. [People]
He’s giving $10 million to the hospital as thanks. Ryan Murphy revealed that his son Ford had been diagnosed with neuroblastoma two years ago, a potentially fatal pediatric cancer identified by the Murphy’s pediatrician and treated by the good people at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. [Deadline]