ABOVE: Then, and now.
MY NEW PLAID PANTS: Matthias Schoenaerts is stepping into a classic Franco Nero role, and your new plaid pants will be tented over it.
Just confirmed @SenTedCruz and his family flew to Cancun tonight for a few days at a resort they've visited before. Cruz seems to believe there isn't much for him to do in Texas for the millions of fellow Texans who remain without electricity/water and are literally freezing. pic.twitter.com/6nPiVWtdxe— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) February 18, 2021
YAHOO!: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his Trump-anointed “ugly” wife, plus their kids, fled to a resort in Cancun while millions of Texas are freezing to death amid unprecedented winter weather and a grid failure. You can't make this shithead up.
It's him!! At the United Lounge with the mask off. Your sources are right! pic.twitter.com/sHzPJeuU0K— Juan Torres (@jualtorres) February 18, 2021
NYT: COVID-19 is so made-up that the average American life expectancy dropped by a full year, to 77.8, because of it. Three years for Black men, 2.4 for Hispanic men. Yeah, but it's allllll an illuuuusion.
POLITICO: Once beloved in NYC, NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo is now facing an investigation over his handling of the COVID-19 epidemic and alleged cover-up of nursing-home deaths related to his management, plus an allegation he threatened a Democratic assembly member in order to get him to tow the party line. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio — who I have to imagine is less popular than Cuomo — is piling on. I don't have any special love for either, but I hope the discontent never leads to Republican leadership, which was WAY WORSE.
EXTRATV: Demi Lovato reveals brain damage and partial blindness in the wake of her near-fatal drug OD in July 2018.
MSNBC: Bob Dole, 97, has stage IV lung cancer. If people on Twitter were shocked to learn that Henry Kissinger, 97, is still alive, I can only imagine the rush to tweet “who knew Bob Dole was still alive?”
RANDY REPORT: Michael Cimino, the star of Hulu's Love, Victor, talks about anti-gay messages he received over playing the lead.
KENNETH IN THE (212): Cute dudes in masks.
OMG.BLOG! (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Legit actors go legit-naked onstage.
VARIETY: Liza Minnelli will turn 75 with a streaming party!
TWITTER: Dolly Parton doesn't want a Dolly Parton statue:
INSTAGRAM (FOLLOWS APPRECIATED): It's Travolta's b'day, but also, what a day for '80s names — he's more '70s and '90s-onward, but Look Who's Talking, so: Travolta, Matt Dillon, Molly Ringwald, Vanna White: