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  • Janeane Garofalo came to Louis C.K.'s defense in a contentious interview: "Leave Louis C.K. alone. Enough with that. And again, there are so many issues we gotta be motivated on. He’s been my friend — and I stand by that — he’s been my friend since 1985, and I think he has suffered."
  • The Highline Ballroom is set to close on February 8th.
  • Former employees of Brian Kolfage, the Iraq War veteran who has been spearheading the online fundraising campaign to build Trump’s wall, say that he pushed fake news to get rich: "He never wanted the truth. It was all just for clicks, and the more inflammatory, the better," a former employee said. "I felt dirty writing the stuff."
  • Nightmare stuff: a norovirus outbreak has sickened 277 passengers and crew members on a Royal Caribbean Cruise.
  • Oh god... they're really making Coming To America 2, there's a plot synopsis and everything, I can't believe it: "In the sequel, Akeem learns about a long lost son, and must return to America to meet his unlikely heir to the throne of Zamunda."
  • Unexpected headline of the day: "His Doughnuts Were Getting Really Popular. Then He Was Shot in the Face."
  • The Trump shutdown is on the verge of becoming the longest partial government shutdown in history.
  • Six families of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School won a legal victory against Alex Jones, allowing them access to, among other things, InfoWars' internal marketing and financial documents.
  • Why is Hollywood so bad at remaking French films?
  • A Park Avenue lawyer who has been accused of assaulting multiple women claims that he’s never assaulted a woman "in those ways."
  • Roger Waters is considering performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall on the US-Mexico border.
  • Touré, a veteran journalist and cultural critic, has been accused of sexual harassment, and has issued an apology for his behavior.
  • And finally, they said being a parent is easy, you'll love being a parent, everything's fine...