News Round-Up: February 2, 2022

Some news items you might have missed:

OUT: Aussie out pop star Troye Sivan (above) will star in Paramount+’s upcoming coming-of-age film, Three Months. The new film lands on the streaming platform February 23.

Insider: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and former Trump bestie said the Donald was wrong to float pardons for Capitol rioters if he is reelected in 2024. So, Trump called Graham a RINO (“Republican in name only”). #burn

Gayety: Jonathan Van Ness opens up about “Getting Curious,” their new Netflix series exploring just about every kind of thing you can think of.

The Advocate: Pangina Heals, won the first lip-synch battle on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK vs. the World, and eliminated Lemon, who had joined the race from Canada’s Drag Race. On social media, hate poured in, lambasting Heals for sending home the Canadian.

Variety: Music legends David Crosby and Stephen Stills have joined Neil Young and Graham Nash in asking their labels to remove their collective recordings from Spotify in support of stopping harmful misinformation about Covid-19 on Joe Rogan’s Spotify-hosted podcast.

Politico: In the final days of his presidency, Donald Trump seriously considered issuing a blanket pardon for all participants in the Jan. 6 riot.