NETFLIX CANCELS LAST MARVEL SURVIVOR: Netflix and Marvel have officially broken up. After nixing Daredevil, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, just Marvel's Jessica Jones (led by Krysten Ritter) and Marvel's The Punisher (led by Charlie Cox) remained, until Monday. The Punisher’s season two debuted in January and Jessica Jones three has yet to premiere. Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb addressed the cancellation in a letter to fans: "On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn't be more proud or more grateful to our audience. Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that. As Matthew Murdock's dad once said, ‘The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it's how he gets back up.' To be continued…!"
JUSSIE SMOLLETT LATEST: The two brothers who were questioned and then released in the January 29thattack on Justin Smollett are now telling police that he stage an attack on himself because he was upset that a threatening he received a week prior didn’t get attention, according to ABC News. Detectives are investigating several leads in the case which seems to be changing by the minute. Chicago police are reportedly eager to interview Smollett again, but as of yet, he has not met with them. The brothers reportedly were paid to stage the attack, police sources say, claims Smollett strongly denies.
KIM ZOLCIAK-BIERMANN SAYS DAUGHTER LOST WEIGHT AFTER BEING BODY-SHAMED: Life in the limelight isn’t always easy. Kim Zolciak-Biermann’s daughter Arianna Biermann, 17, grew up surrounded by cameras and has struggled with online bullies as a result. The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Don’t Be Tardy told Entertainment Tonight recently: “People on Instagram, especially, are so f—— rude about it that I have to monitor her page constantly because of the nasty comments, ‘You’re fat, you’ve always been fat….’ just horrible, mean, mean things. Now, they’re saying all she does is photoshop her pictures, ‘cause she’s not that small. It’s a constant battle, and I always want my girls to love themselves, no matter what size they are.”She said that her daughter recently shed 30 pounds as a result of the criticism.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ANNOUNCES KELSEY MERRITT AS NEW ROOKIE: Kelsey Merritt is ready for her close-up. The 22-year-old model has walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret, and now she is set to be the latest pinup for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. “The smile says it all!” The publication captioned a video of her. “@kelseymerritt is the newest member of the #SISwim 2019 rookie class!”