Critics Celebrate Juice WRLD’s 15 Best Songs After His Death After learning of the tragic news that 21-year-old rapper Juice WRLD passed away Sunday after suffering a seizure at an airport in Chicago, <i>Billboard</i> critics put together a list of the hip-hop star’s best 15 songs. “As we reflect on …Read More »
“The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” Lead 2020 Critics’ Choice Award Nominees The nominees for the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards were announced on Sunday, with <i>The Irsihman</i> and <i>Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood </i>leading all films with a respective 14 and 12 nominations. On the TV side, <i>When They …Read More »
Every Scarlett Johansson Movie Performance, Ranked Vulture took a look at the career of actress Scarlett Johansson, who seems like she’s been around forever. The star has yet to garner an Oscar nomination, although that could change this year after she received glowing reviews for her work in <i>Marriage Story.</i> …Read More »
Rapper Juice WRLD Dead at 21 After Suffering Seizure at Airport 21-year-old hip hop star Juice WRLD died Sunday after he suffered a seizure at Chicago’s Midway airport, <i>Forbes</i> reports. The rapper, whose real name is Jarad Anthony Higgins, was walking in the airport when he collapsed after getting off …Read More »
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Jennifer Lopez Brings Back Her Iconic Green Dress for “Saturday Night Live” This week’s <i>Saturday Night Live</i> kicked off by (what else?) making fun of President Trump. In a <i>Mean Girls</i>-inspired cold open, Jimmy Fallon, Paul Rudd, and James Corden respectively played Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson–who refused to let …Read More »
Liam Payne Takes Heat From Reviewers & Twitter Over “LP1”: Is Song “Both Ways” Bi-Phobic? Former One Direction member Liam Payne is taking heat from Twitter users over his first solo release <i>LP1</i>, which came out last week. AP critic Mark Kennedy doesn’t pull any punches in his assessment of …Read More »
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Beyoncé Hates Being Asked if She’s Pregnant, Says “Get Off My Ovaries!” Beyoncé opens up in a big way in the latest of <i>Elle</i>. In an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A, Queen Bey admits what she hates being asked about most is her uterus. In response to the question “What question …Read More »
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Last night (December 9th), during the 2019 Miss Universe Competition, Steve Harvey announced the wrong contestant as the National Costume Contest winner. This comes four years after he accidentally crowned the wrong winner of Miss Universe back in 2015.
Prior to announcing the winner of Miss Universe, Harvey revealed that the winner of the costume contest was Philippines and the audience cheered. The woman looked confused and then grabbed Steve's microphone and corrected him, sayIng that she was actually representing Malaysia.
Steve was not too happy about the faux pas, and blamed the teleprompter, saying that it stated Philippines as the winner. He explained, "Okay, well, let me explain something to you. I just read that in the teleprompter. Y'all got to quit doing this to me. I can read, they said now, they're trying to fix it now. See, this what they did to me back in 2015. Played me short like that. This is Malaysia. I really love this national costume of Malaysia. This is crazy."
STEVE GETS DRAGGED FOR CARTEL JOKE
Steve also got dragged on social media after making a joke about "the cartel" while talking to Miss Colombia. Back in 2015, it was Miss Colombia Arianda Gutierrez that he announced as the winner when it was in fact Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines. So, last night when he announced that Miss Colombia Gabriela Tafur as one of the contestants that made the top 20, he spelled the name of Colombia out loud and added, "Nailed it." He later said, "The cartel hasn't forgiven me."
People on social media dragged the comedian, with one person tweeting, "That was not only disrespectful but absolutely unacceptable and unnecessary." Another person wrote, "Maybe someone should tell #SteveHarvey that his jokes about Cartels in Colombia are rude and disrespectful, he encourages wrong stereotypes."
**AUDIO FROM THE 2019 MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION IS IN TODAY'S AUDIO**AUDIO: MISS UNIVERSE 2019 STEVE HARVEY ANNOUNCES THE WRONG NAME FOR THE WINNER OF THE COSTUME CONTEST
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So much to unpack! First, Khloe Kardashian hit up Instagram Stories with a lengthy post post about how she can forgive whoever she chooses. Most assumed it was about her cheating ex, Tristan Thompson, who got busted stepping out on her when she was pregnant, and then again when their child True was a baby with her sister Kylie Jenner's then-BFF Jordyn Woods.
When she saw that rumor swirling, she boarded Stories again to clarify matters, writing: "The reason why I decided to post my previous post is because I'm seeing a lot of back-and-forth with people asking ‘why don't I keep that same energy with Jordyn?' That message is for Jordyn. It's for anyone else who has ever hurt me. For some reason people want to assume that I'm talking only about Tristan. This message applies to ALL parties involved in situations that have ever hurt me. I have moved on, found forgiveness and wish you only happiness and joy!"
Then there's Jordyn, who many believe responded with some serious shade on Stories: "Someone somewhere is still discussing the old you because they don't have access to the new you."
OK then! But when Jordyn saw the fallout from that, she hit up Twitter and clarified: "Not every quote that is posted is a sub or a 'clap back' and not everything posted is directed towards one person in general. I deal with a lot of different shit daily. It's all love. Only positive vibrations."
Meanwhile, Woods is ready to open up on today's (Monday) Red Table Talk, hosted by Jada Pinkett and Willow Smith. In a preview of the Facebook Watch episode, Woods agreed to take a polygraph exam to discuss the Kardashian and Thompson.Read More »
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Will Jersey ever be the same? Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is retiring from MTV's hit reboot Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. The 32-year-old reality star explained on her podcast It's Happening with Snooki & Joey, that while she "can't believe she's saying this," her choice to step away from the MTV show, which originally premiered in 2009, is "what is best for her at the moment."
She continued: "I love you so much, and don't hate me for my decision. I am retiring from Jersey Shore. I am not coming back to Jersey Shore for season 4 if there is one."
Snooki said the time away from the fam was just too much: "The main reason is really … I just can't do it anymore. Literally, leaving my kids to film it is really, really hard on me."
Polizzi shares daughter Giovanna Marie, 5, and sons Lorenzo Dominic, 7 and Angelo James, 6 months, with husband Jionni LaValle.
She also said that partying isn't really her jam anymore: "I don't like partying three days in a row. It's just not my life anymore. I want to be home with the kids. I don't mind here and there going to a dinner or whatever, but it's just really hard for me to leave the kids and film the show."
Plus, there's the drama. "I just don't like the turnout of it and I don't like the person I'm being portrayed as. This is getting a little too much. At 32 years old and with three kids, if I'm doing a reality show I just want it to be fun and light-hearted, and lately it's not like that and the show is getting so dramatic."
She and her kids have even been threatened with "death," making the show "just a lot and not something I signed up for."
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MALEFICENT 2 & BEAUTIFUL DAY SCRIBES TO DIRECT BOTTOMLESS BELLY BUTTON: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil writers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster will make their feature directorial debut with their scripted adaptation of Dash Shaw's graphic novel Bottomless Belly Button. The tale follows the wild adventures of the Loony Family, including the travails of long-married Maggie and David who shock their children by announcing their plan to divorce.
DR DISRESPECT STREAMER SIGNS DEAL WITH WALKING DEAD CREATORS: Popular Twitch streamer Guy "Dr DisRespect" Beahm IV has signed a deal with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's multiplatform production company Skybound Entertainment. Together, they will develop a narrative scripted television series based on Beahm's character. "There are lots of incredibly talented streamers, but there's something special about what Guy has done in creating this character," says Skybound co-founder and president David Alpert. "We really believe there's a unique world around the doctor." Beahm's alter-ego Dr DisRespect has more than 3.8 million followers with more than 100 million views.
THE IRISHMAN SNAGS 17.1 VIEWERS IN 5 DAYS: Martin Scorsese's mafia saga starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino had 17.1 million unique viewers in the U.S. in the first five days of its release on Netflix, Nielsen reports. By comparison, Sandra Bullock's Bird Box garnered 26 million views in the first seven days
OLIVER SACKS BIOPIC PICKED UP: Oliver Sacks: His Own Life, the Ric Burns documentary about the neurologist and author that bowed to great acclaim at the Telluride Film Festival, has been snapped up by Zeitgeist Films. The deal has the film opening in theaters in May 2020 at the Film Forum in NYC, with a national rollout to follow. "We were very impressed by the sensitivity Ric Burns showed in telling Sacks' story and his ability to get a very private individual like Sacks to open up to him," Zeitgeist Films co-presidents Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo said of the pic, which played the fest circuit including New York, Hamptons and AFI. "It's not an easy thing to win the trust of such a person and we felt that we got to know Sacks intimately and gained an enormous empathy for what he experienced in his life. Everyone who thinks they know Oliver Sacks through his writings will be surprised by his lifelong struggles, and those few people who don't already know his work will be dazzled by his achievements."
KEVIN COSTNER TO WRITE AND PRODUCE PROCEDURAL: Kevin Costner has set a new drama at ABC. ISB will tell the story of elite special agents of the Investigative Services Branch, whose job it is to solve the most complex and heinous crimes committed in national parks in the Pacific West region. Former The Flash showrunner Aaron Helbing and Costner will co-write and exec produce. Helbing will also act as showrunner.Read More »
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Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Are Trying to “Work Through” Hand-Holding Incident Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are reportedly “working through” things after he was caught holding hands with co-star Alisha Wainwright. This news follows Timberlake’s public statement of apology on Wednesday. According to <i>People</i>, a source close to Biel …Read More »
Kanye West to Join Joel Osteen at Yankee Stadium “Night of Hope” in May 2020 Kanye West is reportedly joining new BFF Joel Osteen at his “Night of Hope” tour stop at Yankee Stadium next year. “Joel will do his sermon at Yankee Stadium, and then let Kanye and his …Read More »
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MULAN TRAILER DROPS: Disney has released a new look at the live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit Mulan. The story follows a young woman who risks all to become one of China's most iconic warriors. Liu Yifei stars, with Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film drops March 27th, 2020.
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MARIA BAMFORD MENTAL HEALTH TALK SHOW SET: The new streamer Topic has unveiled premiere dates for new series and set a third. What's Your Ailment?!, an eight-episode talk show, will be fronted by comedian Maria Bamford and drop December 26th. The eight-episode Rough Draft, featuring sit-downs with writers, including Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight, Marvel's Jessica Jones), Steven Canals (Pose), Ramy Youssef (Ramy) and activist-rapper Vic Mensa, has been set. Soul City, a horror stories series that follows the multicultural world of an American city and its black population, has also been scheduled. It is created by directing duo Coodie and Chike (ESPN 30 for 30's Benji). First Look Media launched streaming platform Topic on November 21.Read More »
DAISY RIDDLEY OPENS UP ABOUT MISSING CARRIE FISHER: Daisy Ridley, 27, stars opposite the late Carrie Fisher in The Rise of Skywalker. While Fisher, who died in 2016 at age 60, was not able to film in person, director J.J. Abrams brought her character to life via old footage. "It was definitely difficult," Ridley told British GQ in the magazine's January/February cover story of filming scenes involving Fisher. "It was emotional doing it, because you're also weirdly picturing her. You're not picturing how the scene is going to be." She added: "And it's going to be really sad. But also, it's amazing that they have all this footage that is woven into the story in such a strange way." Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in theaters Dec. 20.
CAITLYN JENNER ONCE BANNED KARDASHIANS FROM TALKING O.J.: Caitlyn Jenner discussed her experience as Kris Jenner's longtime partner in the wake of the O.J. Simpson case on I'm a Celebrity. Kris's ex Robert Kardashian Sr. helped defend Simpson, who was acquitted of murdering family friend Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1995. On the show, Caitlyn said: "It was a bad time for everyone, very difficult. We knew what happened and that the trial was a joke and when the verdict came, Kris just turns around to me and goes, ‘We should've listened to Nicole from the very beginning. She was right.'" But Caitlyn couldn't hear constant micro-updates. She explained: "That night the verdict came in, Kourtney and Kimberly were in school and obviously they loved their father — and they should — and they'd been following this for a year and a half. And when they walked in the door, I think it was Kourtney who said, ‘Well I told you he didn't do it.' And I just said to the girls: ‘I don't want his name ever mentioned in this house again.'"
BOBBY CANNAVALE MAKES HALF WHAT ROSE BYRNE DOES: Rose Byrne makes twice what Bobby Cannavale does, he tells Vanity Fair. He said: "I make half as much as she does. Down the middle. Half. I work too much in the theater, perhaps." The pair have been together since 2012 and share two sons.
TOM HOLLAND RECALLS DRUNKEN PHONE CALL TO SAVE SPIDER-MAN: Tom Holland saved Spider-Man! The 23-year-old Avengers star shared his battle to get Sony and Marvel to keep Spidey in the MCU on Jimmy Kimmel Live!: "I'm three pints in, I haven't eaten much, and I get a phone call from an unknown number. And I have a feeling. I'm like, 'I think this is Bob Iger. But I'm drunk,'" he recalled. "We had a really good plan with what we were going to do with Sony. The future of Spider-Man was still very bright, but it would have been a shame to take him out of the MCU," he said. "It's where he belongs."
IAN SOMERHALDER IS OPENING UP ABOUT SEX AT 13: Ian Somerhalder is opening up about his sexual awakening in a conversation with Andy Cohen's SiriusXM radio Radio Andy, he revealed he lost his virginity: "I was 13. It was fun. When you're 13 and you're a boy, you know, or a girl, but boys are pretty on it." The girl, he added was 13. He also thanked his brother Robert for showing him the ropes: "He used to have girls in his bedroom all the time and what I did was, I went into the bottom corner of his window and I pinched the Venetian blinds -- I pinched the blinds down so I'd have a clear view -- and then when he'd have girls over... I'd go outside and I would watch and I learned a lot."
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