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Malia Obama joins Donald Glover to write new Amazon series



Left, headshot of Donald Glover; Right, headshot of Malia Obama

Malia Obama has reportedly signed on to write for an upcoming streaming series helmed by Donald Glover, who just inked an eight-figure production deal with Amazon Prime.

Glover’s new pact with the streaming platform will see the Emmy and Grammy winner produce a number of as-yet developed television projects, such as a potential news series dubbed “Hive,” and tapped writer Janine Nabers (“Watchmen”) to help lead a team which includes the former First Daughter of the United States, The Hollywood Reporter first reported.

Sources also have revealed that “Hive” will center around a Beyoncé-like character.

Malia, 22, is a student in Harvard University’s class of 2021, and this would mark her first professional entertainment gig after several A-list internships, including a stint on the set of HBO’s “Girls” in 2015.

News of the high-profile addition to Glover’s writer’s room comes only days after it was announced that the 37-year-old “Atlanta” creator and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the brain behind award-winning series “Fleabag,” would come together on screen for a remake of 2005’s “Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” also in partnership with Amazon Studios as well as New Regency.

Amazon declined to comment. Reps for Glover, also known as recording artist Childish Gambino, did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment.

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Olivia Rodrigo says she doesn’t know Sabrina Carpenter ‘at all’




Olivia Rodrigo says she doesn't know Sabrina Carpenter 'at all'

Is Mariah Carey mentoring this woman? 

In a radio interview evocative of the pop diva’s penchant for pretending she doesn’t know rival entertainers — “I don’t know her,” Carey most famously said of Jennifer Lopez in the early 2000s, when she most certainly did — “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” actress Olivia Rodrigo said Tuesday that she couldn’t possibly have written a song about her rumored ex’s rumored new girlfriend because she simply isn’t familiar enough with her. 

“I actually don’t know her at all,” Rodrigo, 18, said on “ LIVE!” of “The Goodwin Games” actress Carpenter, 21, who is rumored to be the subject of her seven-week Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Drivers License.” 

“I think we’ve met once or twice in passing, but I’ve never had a conversation with her, so I don’t think I could write a song that was meaningful or emotional about somebody that I don’t know,” Rodrigo went on. 

Fans believe Rodrigo wrote “Drivers License” about her “High School Musical” costar and fan-alleged ex-boyfriend Joshua Bassett, 20, who fans also believe is now dating Carpenter.

“And you’re probably with that blonde girl / who always made me doubt / she’s so much older than me / she’s everything I’m insecure about,” go the lyrics which close listeners believe are about Carpenter, who is blonde and three years older than Rodrigo.

Carpenter then released “Skin,” which fans guessed was a clap back to Rodrigo as the messy feud continued on.

“Saturday Night Live” riffed on the song in its final February episode. 

“Olivia wrote about Joshua Bassett who’s allegedly now with Sabrina Carpenter — listen man,” Regé-Jean Page told Pete Davidson in the sketch.

This month, Taylor Swift gifted Rodrigo a special ring inspired by one from the Grammy winner’s own collection. “She is absolutely the kindest individual in the whole world,” Rodrigo said of Swift in an interview, before revealing that, “Actually, last night — like literally 12 hours ago — I got a package from her with this handwritten note. And she gave me this ring because she said she wore one just like it when she wrote ‘Red’ and she wanted me to have one like it … and like all of this amazing stuff, she’s like hand-wrapped these gifts.”

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Vocal toddler chef gives Gordon Ramsay a run for his money




Vocal toddler chef gives Gordon Ramsay a run for his money

He’s only chopping with butter knives for now, but 3-year-old Ilirian Kameraj is well on his way to mastering the art of cooking.

The tiny chef’s repertoire includes expert-level dishes such as sushi and even a Thanksgiving turkey. Last week, Ilirian even skillfully navigated British chef Gordon Ramsay’s laborious beef Wellington recipe, from the mushroom mash — called duxelle — to the careful assembly of the puffed pastry package.

The young chef also borrowed Ramsay’s penchant for shouting.

The combination proved a winning one as the video has raked in more than 11 million viewers. 

From tacos to tiramisu, Ilirian showcases a range of culinary techniques — with the help of his mom Dorentina, who directs and produces Ilirian’s instructional videos. But his main move? The chop. One clip of his powerful swing while using a produce-chopping gadget has amassed 25 million views on TikTok since first shared in October.

In a more recent update, the pint-sized pastry chef attracted 4 million viewers with his perfectly executed pumpkin pie. (And, yes, he made the crust, too.)

Ilirian, from Great Neck, NY, picked up the rolling pin last year — a curiosity facilitated by lockdown boredom, according to Dorentina, who worked as a Montessori school assistant before the coronavirus pandemic. She told “Today” last year that his training started with “easy stuff,” like cupcakes. “Eventually he advanced to roasted chicken,” she said.

Ilirian wasn’t interested in a following on social media, but when Dorentina’s friends saw her son crack an egg with the deftness of a chef, they encouraged the mom and son to share their foray into kid-safe cooking content.

Granted, accidents do happen — a lot. Some of Ilirian’s most-viewed videos are his blooper reels, which feature the giddy gourmand giggling through the mess he’s known to make.

Dorentina has said that she hopes Ilirian’s fearless spirit in the kitchen — and showing how to manage it safely — will encourage more adults to put trust in children who show an interest in their food: “Kids are capable of so much.”

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Dolly Parton ‘happy’ to get first COVID-19 vaccine dose




Dolly Parton 'happy' to get first COVID-19 vaccine dose

The Queen of Country has been vaccinated. 

“Dolly gets a dose of her own medicine,” Dolly Parton, 75, tweeted on Tuesday, alongside a photo of herself at her appointment, sporting a sparkly-blue, long-sleeve shirt with upper arm cutouts in just the right place for the coronavirus vaccine injection. 

In the tweet, Parton tagged her vaccine site — Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center — where she calmly sits in a low-backed chair in front of a logo-covered backdrop.

“I’m finally gonna get my vaccine — I’m so excited,” Dolly told followers in an Instagram video posted from her appointment. “I’ve been waiting a while, I’m old enough to get it, and I’m smart enough to get it,” she told her fans, specifying that she received the Moderna COVID-19 shot, which she helped fund with a $1 million donation last April.

Then, “to fit the occasion,” the “9 to 5” star launched into a rendition of “Jolene” where she instead sings, “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, I’m begging of you, please don’t hesitate … ’cause once you dead, then that’s a bit too late.” 

“The faster everyone gets vaccinated, the faster we can return to normal,” she went on, before taking aim at those who don’t plan to — or are on the fence about — getting vaccinated. 

“I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don’t be such a chicken squat. Get out there and get your shot.”

She then received the first dose of her Moderna shot from Vanderbilt physician Dr. Naji Abumrad. Parton met Abumrad following a 2013 car wreck, and it was their friendship that inspired her to donate to vaccine research, the Tennessean reported.  

“Well, it didn’t take this long to film ‘9 to 5,’ ” she said as the doctor prepared the syringe, before telling the cameras, “I’ve been waiting since December.”

Once the syringe was ready, though, the injection process was over in a jiffy. 

“That didn’t hurt,” she told the doctor after.

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