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Everything That Upset the Internet This Week

What is the web-o-sphere angry about this week? Losing its Friends, the surprising Grammy snubs and an attention-obsessed super fish. Here’s everything you need to know.

Friends could be leaving Netflix in 2019

THE STORY: Netflix sent its North American subscribers into a panic when they noticed an expiration date of January 1, 2019 added to the Friends details page.


RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Not to worry, Friends fans, you aren’t going on a break with Netflix anytime soon. Your fury sparked reaction, and the streaming service sent out this cheeky tweet.

And yes, it’s staying in Canada too.

It’s been reported that Netflix has to pay around $100 million to continue licensing the beloved series from its owner, WarnerMedia — a pretty big jump from the $30 million Netflix paid to stream the show in 2018. So instead of hanging out with your real friends in 2019, re-watch all 10 seasons of Friends a few times to show Netflix their money was well spent.

Bradley Cooper is nominated for more Grammys than Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande combined

THE STORY: On December 7, the 2019 Grammy nominees were unveiled. Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who were each nominated in other categories, were snubbed from the night’s biggest awards: Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Cardi B was nominated five times, Nicki Minaj wasn’t nominated at all, and actor-turned-director-turned-musician Bradley Cooper received four nominations.


RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: Yes, Taylor Swift’s Reputation and Ariana Grande’s Sweetener were two of the highest-charting, best-selling albums released during this year’s Grammy eligibility period. And Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s joint album Everything Is Love should have broken the Internet completely. But you’ve heard “Shallow,” right? Of course you have. The anthemic A Star is Born song is played like it was made for the radio. Plus, they could get Halsey to present Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper with the Grammy, and someone could pretend to pee themselves on stage. We are so close to living in an alternate timeline where Allie and Jackson Maine are real, so let’s not start trying to toss a wrench in the whole thing now.

Jason Momoa tears pages out of Amber Heard’s books

THE STORY: Amber Heard, who co-stars with Jason Momoa in the upcoming film Aquaman, opened up about her on-set book reading habit during an appearance on Good Morning America. During some of the superhero movie’s stunt scenes, Heard would find herself “between takes 30-feet in the air, suspended on wires during these large setups and somebody would rush in and throw my book up at me,” she said. “I would feel so bad someone was going out of their way to do it (but) they could tell I was going crazy — so wardrobe built me a book bag.”

The bag also kept her books safe from Momoa. “I love Jason. We had so much fun together. But he is allergic to being ignored, and I am a bookworm who loves to read. He adopted this method of ripping out the pages of my book so I would pay attention to him,” she said. “It would drive me crazy because I’d have 30 pages left and it would be gone.”


RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE RAGE: The best thing about this anecdote? People around the world are now encouraged  to stop giving attention to Momoa. Which, if you’ve kept up with some of his other problematic moments, you’ll realize is’t all that unfortunate. Your move, Aquaman.