MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough sort of announced their engagement on “Morning Joe.”
Though neither host specifically addressed the issue on their political show, panelist Harold Ford Jr. congratulated the couple on air, Page Six reports, as Willie Geist and Mark Halperin made offhand remarks about the show’s ratings and its staffers being like family.
At one point, Brzezinski held up a copy of the New York Post with their engagement on the cover — with the big ring on her finger on display — without commenting on what she previously called “the elephant in the room.”
Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, and Brzezinski, the daughter of former president Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, got engaged in France this weekend after secretly dating for about a year.
While they haven’t yet set a date, they already declined an offer from President Donald Trump to officiate at the wedding.
PRATT SIGNS APOLOGY
Chris Pratt has made good with hearing-impaired fans he insulted with an insensitive tweet.
On Thursday, he took to Instagram again to apologize for telling users turn up on the volume on a video he posted rather than rely on subtitles.
““The last thing in the world I would want to do is offend … anybody who suffers from hearing loss or any other disability,” he captioned the post, which accompanied a video in which he apologized in sign language.
PLASTIC SURGEONS WEIGH IN
Plastic surgeons say their patients are wanting to look like Ivanka Trump these days.
A Hollywood Reporter story quotes Gabriel Chiu of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. calling Donald Trump’s daughter “a kind of role model,” with good cheekbones, proportionate features and a full, youthful face.
And New York plastic surgeon Sharon Giese said, “My patients in their 20s still want to look like Kylie Jenner, but those in their 30s to mid-40s are going for a softer, classic appearance, more like Ivanka Trump.”
KISS AND TELL
With the MTV Movie Awards slated for Sunday, it’s time to recall some of the broadcast’s most memorable winners: Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine; Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner; Will Ferrell and Sacha Baron Cohen; Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams; and Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair.
These are the 2017 nominees: Ashton Sanders and Jharrel Jerome in “Moonlight,” Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in “La La Land,” Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in “Beauty and the Beast,” Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in “Empire” and Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick in “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Date.”
Singer Chris Brown is 28. … Singer Adele is 29. … Newsman Brian Williams is 58. Singer Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen is 58. … . S.F. Mayor Ed Lee is 65. Comedian-actor Michael Palin is 74