I Would Have Chosen Harry Styles

Obama Releases Memoir Playlist

To accompany his memoir “A Promised Land,” which is published today, Obama has released a playlist. It’s fairly eclectic, with only his beloved Stevie Wonder getting more than one track.

Meryl’s New Movie

Three older women — La Streep, Dianne Wiest, and Candice Bergen — take a cruise together. Streep plays a famous author, Wiest and Bergen play longtime friends. I’m not sure if Bergen has been facing health issues lately, but it must be said that her weight gain means that she doesn’t walk — she waddles.

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

TV/Streaming: “Small Axe,” Steve McQueen’s anthology series, premieres on Amazon Prime — can’t wait…Movies: Ron Howard’s latest, “Hillbilly Elegy,” isn’t getting great reviews, but Glenn Close is apparently kick-ass as a white-trash grandma…Music: The Metropolitan Opera’s free online operas have been a godsend to me this year…Books: For years, I’ve been eager for “A Suitable Girl,” Vikram Seth’s follow-up to “A Suitable Boy.” “Girl” is still aborning, so I’m re-reading reading “Boy.” Beautiful!…Sports: Notre Dame is undefeated in football, so many people I know are happy.

CMA Awards: Dan + Shay + Justin Bieber

Britney Won’t Perform: Dad Is Toxic

And why should she? According to her lawyer Samuel Ingham, the pop icon fears her father Jamie and will not resume her music career as long as he controls her estate via her conservatorship. The conservatorship was established after her public meltdown, and Jamie has overseen her life and finances for well over a decade now. The legal guardianship would also give him a say in her career.

Alek Trebek’s Moving Farewell