Woo, it's the first Friday in February! After January dragged on for what felt like a century (seriously, that month felt so long), I'm sure we're all ready for a break. For any football enthusiasts out there (or, rather, Justin Timberlake fans) this weekend is sure to be filled with Super Bowl party prep (make sure you've got your wings and chips ready!) before the big game on Sunday night. I'm personally looking forward to the commercials — there are some pretty hilarious ones out already this year.
But, anyway, without fast-forwarding too much to Sunday, let's get into the news. Here's everything you need to know as you head into the weekend:
Groundhog Day + Winter
Today is Groundhog Day and unfortunately, I've got some bad news – or I guess good news if you freaking love the cold. Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog did indeed spot his shadow, which means winter is going to last ANOTHER 6 weeks. Welp.
OMG: You need to check out this video of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan auditioning for Step Up, which was released twelve years ago. Too cute.
GOP Memo + Russia Investigation
It seems that every day there's a new development in the investigation into whether Trump was involved in hacking the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Today, Trump approved the release of a memo written by GOP House representative Devin Nunes. The memo suggests that the FBI obtained warrants to investigate a Trump campaign adviser, Carter Page, without just cause.
Nunes is suggesting that the larger investigation conducted by Robert Mueller is rooted in political bias. However, Democratic House members are saying that the memo is full of inaccuracies and exaggerations, and that the Republicans are trying to undermine the investigation. Some Democrats wrote their own memo, and want it released to the public. At this time it is unclear if Trump will do so.
Royal Update: Meghan Markle & Prince Harry had another public appearance together. Once again, Markle served up a stylish AF look, rocking a sleek pantsuit for the occasion.
Chrissy Teigen + Kylie Jenner
Chrissy Teigen was put on the spot Thursday night when Andy Cohen asked her if she'd seen Kylie Jenner's baby bump. While Teigen didn't explicitly confirm or deny the pregnancy rumors, her reaction was hilariously awkward.
It's been five months since rumors of Jenner's pregnancy first surfaced — and yet no one is willing to spill the beans on what's going on! Hopefully, there will be answers soon.
Weekend Horoscope: Here's the scoop on what your love life is going to look like this weekend.
Bachelor + Missing Persons List
I bet you ~never~ thought you would see a story involving a Bachelor contestant and a missing persons report, but the world is full of surprises. This season's Bachelor contestant Bekah M. had a missing person report filed about her way back in November 2017; no one figured out she wasn't actually missing until fans recognized her photo from the show. So wild... and also kind of scary?!
What to Watch: If you're a This Is Us fan then you're probably low-key freaking out about the special episode that'll air on Sunday after the Super Bowl. Well, here is literally everything you need to know about what's happening in that episode — and yes, there are some spoilers!