Music legend Gladys Knight has signed on to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at next month’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. "Atlanta, I’m coming home! #NFL #SBLIII," Knight tweeted Thursday morning, along with a promotional poster for the Februar...Read More »
Amy Schumer, 37, has never been afraid to take on body shamers. The pregnant comedian took to her Instagram Story to blast an account for sharing a Photoshopped picture of herself as an example of a before and after photo-editing job.
The post shot of Schumer shoed an evened out skin tone and slimmed down jawline. The account captioned it: "Like what I did with Amy Schumer? I will do that for you too."
Schumer shared a screenshot with a disgusted commentary. "Woof this is not good for our culture," Schumer wrote. "I like how I look and don't want to look like a carbon copy of this one type woman you feel is the best way to look."
Schumer has long been a retouching foe. As she told CBS This Morning: "I said, 'Do not retouch me in this movie. Do not retouch anything.' You see my cellulite. You see my, my rolls, whatever….It's like, I feel great. And I just want, I want other women, other people to -- to feel good about themselves. And I think walking out of this movie you really do."Read More »
Netflix is being slammed over its use of footage from a real-life tragedy in the fictional hit Bird Box. The giant streamer says it has no plans to remove the footage, which appears early on in a movie. The fatal accident occurred in Canada in 2013...Read More »
Comedian Louis C.K., who admitted to sexual harassment in the wake of #MeToo and proceeded lay low for several months, continued his comeback tour to a sold-out show in San Jose, California Wednesday. He kicked things off by joking about masturbatin...Read More »
Ousted CBS chief Les Moonves was denied a $120 million exit package after an internal investigation determined he wasn’t eligible due to multiple claims of sexual misconduct against him. He exited the network in September of 2018 and the investig...Read More »
MICHAEL SHEEN, MATTHEW RHYS, ANDREW SCOTT JOIN HEART OF DARKNESS: Joseph Conrad’s classic Heart of Darkness is being adapted into an animated feature, with Michael Sheen, Matthew Rhys and Andrew Scott set to voice the film. Gerald Conn is set to direct.
THE MASKED SINGER TOPS NEW SERIES: Fox’s The Masked Singer, with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, is currently the top-rated new series of 2018-19 among adults 18-to-49, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The first few weeks of the year have seen five other unscripted shows launch to solid ratings. The show is based on a South Korean format. NBC's The Titan Games and America's Got Talent: The Championsopened with a 1.8 rating, putting them among the top five unscripted debuts of the past five years.
BERLIN FESTIVAL ADDS VICE AND ONE SECOND TO LINEUP: The 2019 Berlin International Film Festival has completed its official selection, adding Christian Bale-starrer Vice, Andre Techine's Farewell to the Night and Zhang Yimou's One Second to its lineup. Several documentaries, including Alan Elliott's Amazing Grace, Peter Lindbergh - Women Stories from director Jean Michel Vecchiet (Basquiat) and the concert doc You Only Live Once - Die Toten Hosen on Tour, are also headed over. The 69th Berlin International Film Festival is set to run Feb. 7-Feb. 17, and will bow with The Kindness of Strangers from Danish director Lone Scherfig (An Education).
NEIL BURGER TO HELM VOYAGERS: The Upside director is set to direct sci-fi thriller Voyagers, Variety reports. He also wrote the film, which tells the story of 30 children who are sent into space on a missionto reach and populate a recently discovered planet. Production is expected to begin this spring.Read More »
JONAH HILL REVEALS NEW HABIT: Newly minted health-nut Jonah Hill has a great way to stay slim. "I started Brazilian Jui Jitzu 2 months ago and try and train 4 or 5 times a week," he revealed on social media Tuesday alongside a photo of himself at a Jiu...Read More »
NETFLIX INCREASES PRICE OF STREAMING SERVICE: Netflix is hiking up fees for its streaming services. Netflix’s Standard tier will now be $12.99, a hike of 18% from $10.99. It’s Basic plan will go up to $8.99 from $7.99 per month. The Premium is getting increased to $15.99 from $13.99. Netflix last raised rates in 2017, and reportedly saw a minimal dropoff in subscribers.
CAROL CHANNING DIES AT AGE 97: Larger-than-life musical stage personality Carol Channing has died at age 97. Channing rose to fame as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and then as Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello Dolly! She died of natural causes. Her publicist B. Harlan Boll wrote on Facebook: "It is with extreme heartache, that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon — Miss Carol Channing. Saying good-bye is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, but I know that when I feel those uncontrollable urges to laugh at everything and/or nothing at all, it will be because she is with me, tickling my funny bone." Broadway stars, including Bernadette Peters and Lin-Manuel Miranda, memorialized her on Twitter.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME TRAILER DROPS: The first trailer for the Sony/Columbia Pictures summer release of Spider-Man: Far From Home has dropped, with the superhero finding himself far from home. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) heads out on a European vacation without his costume, but his chill time grinds to a halt in Venice when Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits him to defeat mysterious foes. The Jon Watts-helmed Far From Home lands July 5th.
CYNTHIA NIXON, SHARON STONE JOIN RYAN MURPHY’S LATEST: Ryan Murphy has shared the bold-faced cast of Ratched, his forthcoming One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest prequel series for Netflix. Sarah Paulson will star as Nurse Ratched, and she will be joined by Jon Jon Briones (Sons of Anarchy), Charlie Carver (The Leftovers), Judy Davis (Feud), Harriet Harris, Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction), Corey Stoll (The Strain), Sharon Stone and Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story).Read More »
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino surrendered to police on Tuesday to begin his prison sentence for tax evasion. In January of last year, Sorrentino pleaded guilty to tax evasion on $9 million in income and was sentenced to eight months in prison, tw...Read More »
Back in the day, Dax Shepard got around. The 44-year-old appeared on Dr. Phil McGraw’s podcast "Phil in the Blanks" to dish on his pre-marriage sex life.
"I'd say I've had what could maybe be called a sex addiction at some point in my life," said Shepard, who has been married to Kristen Bell since 2013. "Not one that I had to seek treatment for, but..."
Well, McGraw, said, "There are worse addictions!"
"There are worse addictions, yes," Shepard said with a laugh.
Shepard recalled: "I would just say, 'I've had sex with a lot of people. I like to do it. It's healthy. Who cares? I'm not getting diseases. I'm single. Whatever.'"
He said realized he had a problem after a fight with a girlfriend he didn’t name.
"I hung up the phone, I was driving in the car and I immediately got horny," the actor recalled. "Now, that is a biochemical feeling; I'm getting a serotonin dump. Whatever I'm getting, that's a physiological thing: horniness. So, I'm just feeling authentically horny. And I think, 'Hmm, I'm going to text this girl I know.' And I text this girl—and there was a delay. And then I just had this moment of clarity. I was like, 'That's suspicious. I just felt disempowered by my girlfriend and immediately I got horny. Could me brain be, like, taking care of me?'"
McGraw concurred, but added later that it didn’t sound like a sexual addiction that warranted treatment. "For every thought you have there’s a physiological corollate," McGraw said. "There’s no thought that you have that’s there’s not some hydraulic in your body that goes along with it. I mean, think about a dill pickle. Think about biting into a dill pickle and crushing it, you feel it crunch. The vinegar explodes in your mouth. What happens? You start salivating, right? For every thought there’s something like that that happens."Read More »
Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen has never been one to put up a façade in interviews. The mother of baby Miles and 2-year-old Luna, and wife of John Legend, covers the February issue of Good Housekeeping and inside, dishes on how she went from being swimsuit model to laughing about her stretch marks on Twitter, (mostly) without shedding a tear.
She says: "Every morning when I look at myself in the mirror, I'm like, 'Oh, my gosh, how did it get here? My baby was, like, four pounds and I gained, like, 60 pounds, and that seems off!' But, you know, I think everyone’s body is just really different. That's why, my posts of real mom s**t, and wearing the diaper, and having that mesh thing, and real postpartum business? I think as important as it is for people to see me do that, it’s also really important for me."
Teigen adds that we live in such a hyper-filtered world, seeing a normal mom bod comes as a shock. "I think, in a way, we've forgotten what a regular body looks like," she continues. "There are people out there who are struggling and I'm struggling, and it's OK to come to terms with that being OK, to realize that it's gonna be a bit of a journey."
And when she thinks of what she got, Teigen says she’s OK with the extra weight. "This is a new thing that I can change within my mind, that I don't have to be swimsuit model anymore," she adds. "I get to be a mommy, and I get to cook, and I get to meet incredible people, and I'm happy to be going through this transition."Read More »
Katherine Schwarzenegger seemed to have a good feeling about current fiancé Chris Pratt, well before they first met. (To be fair, many women probably shared that feeling, but still…)
In an unearthed interview with Access from August 2017, a full 10 months before the pair were first linked by enterprising paparazzi, the 29-year-old Rock What You’ve Got author expressed a preference for Pratt among the famous Chris trio (the other options, of course, being Evans or Hemsworth), after a little hemming and hawing.
"Chris Evans," she said, but then changed her mind. "Actually, Chris Pratt," she concluded. "Chris Pratt’s been looking good lately, so you never know."
The pair were first photographed together in June of 2018 on a picnic in Santa Barbara. They got engaged over the weekend; he proposed with a stunning oval diamond that reportedly cost upwards of $400K.
"Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!" Pratt, 39, captioned an Instagram picture of them Sunday, January 13. "I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!"
So how did he tell his ex-wife Anna Faris that he was moving on when they just signed their divorce papers in 2017?
On Tuesday’s Anna Faris Is Unqualified, she broke it down.
"Chris texted me this morning and he was like, you know, 'I proposed to Katherine last night,'" she recalled. "I was like 'Ah! That's amazing.'
She then reminded him that’s she’s available to officiate.
"And I texted him back, 'Just want to remind you, I'm an ordained minister,'" she said, joking she's "not very good at it."
Faris seems pretty chill about it, TBH.
"I knew that it was going to happen," she said at one point. "I love her, and I love him, and I'm just so happy that they found each other."
The pair co-parent Jack, 6.Read More »
Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian appeared on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Monday, and they spilled the tea on Tristan Thompson and all of their real and imagined celebrity feuds. Plus, Kim confirmed the widely reported news that she and Kanye West will be welcoming their fourth child, a boy, "soon" via surrogate.
As Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans will recall, many of Khloe’s friends and family members were not thrilled when she decided to stay with Tristan after he got busted cheating on her.
Things got pretty awkward when Kourtney was asked if she would have stayed with Tristan during a game of "Plead the Fifth."
"I think I would," Kourtney said after a moment’s hesitation. "I think when you have a family, you do everything you can for your family."
Kim piped up, "Well, you stuck with Scott Disick through a lot. That’s Kourtney’s personality." (Kourt and Scott split in 2015 after he was photographed cheating on her).
But then she said more than she may have intended. "From seeing everything that happened, it’s so easy and quick to be like, ‘Oh my god, leave him, leave him!’" Kim noted. "It’s so much harder to stay and have the whole public think you’re an idiot for staying."
Khloe’s silent, icy reaction spoke volumes, at which point Kim blurted: "I didn't mean it like that!!!"
The sisters were also asked about their feuds with other celebs. First up was Kim’s beef with Taylor Swift, which reached its crescendo two years ago with Kim releasing a Snapchat video of Taylor and Kanye discussing the lyrics of "Famous."
Kim said: "Over it. No I haven’t had any communication with Taylor, I feel like we’ve all moved on."
When asked about their relationship with Caitlyn Jenner following the release of her tell-all memoir in 2017, Kim kept it simple, saying Kendall and Kylie Jenner have a relationship with her.
"I saw her on Christmas day," Kourtney said.
"It’s like new year, drama-free. That's our motto this year," Kim said.
Also, what would Kourtney say if Scott proposed to current girlfriend Sophia Richie? "Congratulations," she said.
And in case you were wondering, (admit it, you were), Kim shared how she’ll approach the whole 2003 sex tape thing (it was made public in 2007, and propelled her to stardom) with her kids.
She said: "I don’t know what I’ll tell them about it yet. I mean, I have an idea, and I think I’m just gonna be super honest and real with them. That’s all you can really be."Read More »
90-DAY FIANCE’S LARISSA DOS SANTOS LIMA PLEADS FOR MONEY: Amid her split from Colt Johnson, Larissa Dos Santos Lima took to Instagram to ask fans for help. Lima was released from the Clark County Detention Center after being arrested on charges of domestic battery over the weekend; after her arrest, Johnson filed for divorce. On Sunday, Lima told her followers on Instagram that a GoFundMe page she had originally set up and had been taken down and reported. She continued, asking for new donations to hire lawyers because she can’t legally work in the U.S. "It's important to me. The immigration attorney, the divorce attorney and the criminal attorney. The kind of attorney I have to talk to about my case," she said on Instagram. "I not feel happy about it, I not feel proud about it, but it's something that I really need," she said, and added that "To come here to beg—it's really sad, really sad for me." Lima also accused TLC of making her say things that would make her look bad on 90-Day Fiance. "There's a lot of things you guys don't know," her friend Danielle said in the Instagram Live, alleging that the show is scripted. "The show portrayed her in a way she is not."
SAG AWARDS ACCUSES OSCARS OF INTIMIDATION: SAG-AFTRA is fighting with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over presenters. The actors union claims the Academy is exerting "extraordinary and unwarranted pressure" to prevent actors it has booked to present at the Oscars from doing any hand-outs at the upcoming SAG Awards. "We have received multiple reports of these activities and have experienced firsthand the Academy’s graceless pressure tactics and attempts to control the awards show talent pipeline. Awards season is a very special time when actors and actresses are being appropriately celebrated and recognized for the outstanding quality of their work. We would expect the Academy to honor these goals," SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. The SAG Awards go down January 27th. Which show are you more likely to tune into?
KATE BECKINSALE FIRES BACK AT TROLL: Kate Beckinsale clapped back at an Instagram user who asked her if her friend Stephen Simbari was her son. The pair watched the L.A. Lakers play the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Center in L.A., and when she posted a shot a user suggested she could be Simbari’s mother. Beckinsale replied, "he is my son yes. I kept him in the cellar for 29 years but now I feel I should take him out on jaunts."
NICOLE KIDMAN ‘MORTIFIED’BY RAMI MALEK SNUB: Whoops! Nicole Kidman says she was "mortified"when she unwittingly snubbed Rami Malek onstage at the Golden Globes. As many will recall, Malek appeared to try to get her attention multiple times, but the 51-year-old appeared to spurn his attempts. "We're really good friends! I just did not feel his hand on my back," Kidman, 51, told Entertainment Tonight."I love that man. He's so gentle and softly spoken. He's a darling. He sent me an email about the incident. I sent him an email... we were laughing, actually." Have you ever accidentally snubbed a good friend?
JAMES MCAVOY TO HOST SNL: Saturday Night Live has revealed its second 44 host of the year. James McAvoy, who stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest Glass, will host January 26th, where he’ll be joined by Meek Mill. This weekend, Rachel Brosnahan is hosting with Greta Van Fleet as musical guest. McAvoy and Brosnahan are both SNL first-time hosts. Which show will you be more excited to see?
CHARLIE SHEEN OPENS UP ABOUT HIV DIAGNOSIS: Charlie Sheen says he has a new outlook on life after revealing his HIV diagnosis three years ago. "I try not to think too far down the line, you know?" the Two and a Half Men alum, 53, told Us Weekly exclusively while attending the California Strong Celebrity Softball Game benefiting the Local Response Effort founded by Jared Goff, Christian Yelich and Ryan Braun in Malibu on January 13. "I made some changes to give myself a shot to do some cool things professionally. And I’m proud of finally being consistent. And reliable. And noble."Read More »
JOEY’S BURGERS GUY STEALS CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS: The Fiji Girl is so last week. The new viral superstar is Joey’s Burger Guy, photobomber extraordinaire. He made headlines at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards by popping up behind Taye Diggs as he announced Mission: Impossible – Fallout as Best Action Movie. The Internet noticed, but not everyone was here for it: "#CriticsChoiceAwards Joey's burgers guy is trying too hard," wrote one critic. What do you think of the new photobombing trend?
PALEYFEST SETS LINE-UP: PaleyFest LA, set to take place March 15-24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, has set its lineup. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will open the show. That will be followed by Netflix’s Grace and Frankie (March 16 at 2:00 pm); CBS’ An Evening with Stephen Colbert (March 16 at 7:00 pm); VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race (March 17 at 2:00 pm); FOX’s 9-1-1 (March 17 at 7:00 pm); CW’s Jane The Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Farewell Seasons (March 20 at 7:30 pm – two-panel event); NBC’s Parks and Recreation 10th Anniversary Reunion (March 21 at 7:30 pm); and then AMC’s The Walking Dead (March 22 at 7:30 pm). The festival will close with NBC’s This Is Us (March 24 at 7:00 pm).
LIZA MINNELLI GIVES RARE OK TO JUDY GARLAND MUSICAL: Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new bio-musical about Judy Garland has received a rare endorsement from her daughter Liza Minnelli and the Garland Estate. "My mother said that her biography is in her music, and now a talented creative team is using that music to tell the story of her early years and her extraordinary rise to fame," Minnelli said in an exclusive statement to Deadline. "I’m grateful and happy they’re telling the fascinating story of her early history."
DEWANDA WISE AND JESSICA WILLIAMS RECRUITED FOR THE TWILIGHT ZONE: DeWanda Wise and Jessica Williams have joined the Jordan Peele-led revival of The Twilight Zone, which is headed for CBS All-Access. The episode will also feature Lucinda Dryzek, Jefferson White and Jonathan Whitesell.Read More »
Selma Blair is updating fans on how she is dealing with her multiple sclerosis. The American Crime Story star posted a shot of herself snuggled up with a stuffed bear in bed, gazing straight at the camera.
"There is a truth with neurogedenerative brain disease," she explained in the Instagram post's caption. "It is uncomfortable. It is a stadium of uncontrollable anxiety at times. Going out, being sociable holds a heavy price. My brain is on fire. I am freezing. We feel alone with it even though the loving support has been a god-send and appreciated."
She continued: "People write me asking how I do it. I do my best. But I choke with the pain of what I have lost and what I dare hope for. and how challenging it is to walk around. But my smiles are genuine. This is ok. Life is an adventure with many shards of awakening. I can’t sleep at night but daytime I have trouble staying awake. I am a grown woman holding onto a bear that belonged to a sister type of mine."
The 46-year-old then explained how she deals with her symptoms.
Blair wrote: "I have a full week ahead with mothering and appointments and things to look forward to. But like many of us, I am praying. Soaking in love where I can. It’s not easy. That’s ok. I send love to you. And by the way, this #eileenfisher sweater is my go to cozy tonight in this hotel room. Thank you. And @lorrigoddard_ I can’t thank you enough for the morale boost of blonde."
Blair shared her M.S. diagnosis in December.Read More »
Let the countdown begin! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited the town of Birkenhead Monday, and the royals dropped a few details to the crowd of admirers that gathered to greet them. "We asked her how her pregnancy was going and she said she was...Read More »
Hugh Grant turned to social media to plead with the thief who broke into his car, and any witnesses who saw the robbery. He tweeted that in "the unlikely chance that anyone knows who broke into my car tonight and stole my bag, please try and persuade t...Read More »
As disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial looms, his lawyer is attempting to jump ship, according to reports. Benjamin Brafman is planning to appeal to New York Supreme Court Justice Jame Burke to rubberstamp his exit, Deadli...Read More »
News of Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s engagement landed with a thud on Twitter, with many fans pointing out that the pair had dated "for less than a year," while others writing that he "just got divorced" from Anna Faris. Family members—including Faris—embraced the pair’s happiness though.
Pratt, 39, shared the news on Instagram, posting a pic of the moment she said "yes." In the shot, the 29-year-old examines the seriously massive oval ring on her finger, while he appears to be blissed out, smelling her hair with his eyes closed.
The ring is a 5-carat diamond, ranging in price from $150K-$550K, People reports.
He captioned the shot announcing their engagement: "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I'm thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!
While fans seemed to be seeing red, his ex Faris posted a sweet comment on the post that read: "I'm so happy for you both!! Congratulations!" Schwarzenegger’s mother Maria Shriver and her brother Patrick Schwarzenegger also piped up on Pratt’s post and Schwarzenegger’s subsequent post.
Shriver wrote: "Love you. Enjoy this next chapter. Make it fun. You are so loved."Read More »
Jameela Jamil is not here for Khloe Kardashian’s latest share on Instagram, but she’s really not here for the way the press reacted to her reaction. It all started when the 34-year-old Revenge Body star shared a post that read, "2 Things a ...Read More »
MEGHAN MARKLE’S BABY BUMP TAKES CENTER STAGE: As Meghan Markle stepped out for her first public event his year, her baby bump took center stage. The 37-year-old royal visited Smart Works, one of the four new patronages that she will support throu...Read More »
OSCARS TEAM SCRAMBLING TO REUNITE AVENGERS CREW: After Kevin Hart stepped down as host of the Oscars, the Academy started asking superheroes to help save them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, producers plan to rely on a rotating cast of stars to i...Read More »
Chris Pratt is keeping fans in the loop on his so-called Daniel Fast, a 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting. The 39-year-old Jurassic World star hit up Instagram Stories to explain his journey: "OK, hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out, it's 21 days of prayer and fasting. And it's gonna coincide also coincidentally with the Lego Movie 2 junkets, so by the time you see me, I'll probably be hallucinating. Stay tuned."
A website devoted to the Fast explains: "The Daniel Fast is based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet. It's a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days."
The guidelines are strict: water is the only beverage allowed and you can only eat foods from seed; whole grains and legumes are allowed, as are liquid oils. Nuts and seeds make the cut too.
On the banned list: all meat, animal and dairy products. Deep fried foods and sweeteners are also not allowed.
Pratt took a break from his Fast to thank police officers on National Law Enforcement Day Wednesday. He shared a text photo that reads: "Thank you to all police officers who keep our communities safe!"
In the caption, the 39-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy star also thanked his brother specifically: "Today on National Law Enforcement day I want to give a shout to my brother Cully who’s been a cop for 15 years after serving in the Army for eight. Love you bro! Thank you! He and his brothers and sisters in blue put their lives on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect."Read More »
After booking her star-making Jane the Virgin gig, Gina Rodriguez’s life changed forever … and it hasn’t always been a good thing. Speaking to Cosmopolitan for the February issue (she also graces the cover), the 34-year-old says she actually had her first panic attack a few years into her stardom.
She says: "The anxiety stated coming, like, two years into Jane," adding that she "had my first panic attack at a sushi restaurant. All of a sudden, I thought I was going to die, and people are taking pictures. It was horrendous."
She explains that being famous wasn’t everything she thought it would be. Rodriguez says: "There are a lot things in the manual of living out your dreams that you don’t know about. Like you don’t have any more friends. You never go out to eat. You never see your family, your boyfriend, girlfriend, or whatever you have."
Rodriguez says she learned to bury her true self: "It’s interesting. As a performer, you have to quite literally bury your life … To live out your dreams is a really surreal experience."
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There's been a lot of good along with the bad though. Rodriguez says she’s thrilled to represent other versions of Hollywood perfection: "I felt very alone growing up. I didn’t feel represented. I didn’t feel a part of the conversation. And if you see yourself projected, you believe you are worthy, valuable."
She continues: "I let go of the anxiety and the fear of not looking beautiful. Because it’s not about the picture. It’s about the fact that I stand on this cover with every Latina who wished she saw herself reflected. Because it’s not my face —it’s the 55-million-plus girls who are like, ‘Holy s—! We belong.’"
She says that her relationship with fiancé Joe LoCicero is a radical departure for her. "Dating Joe was a new experience for me because I put myself first. … As a successful woman, it is so hard because of our cultural norms that, like, the man has to be the breadwinner! And the man has to be the more powerful one. It was so difficult for me to find a man who didn’t want me to dim my light for his ego."
Jane the Virgin returns for its final season on the CW March 27th.Read More »
Emmy Rossum covers the February issue of Shape, and inside, she opens up about her wellness philosophy and why she decided to leave Shameless (a move that devastated fans).
Rossum’s reasoning for leaving her Showtime series will be relatable to anyone who’s left a job they loved right as it was beginning to wear thin. She says: "I made 110 episodes playing the character of Fiona, and it's been an incredible journey. I've learned a lot about myself as a person and as an actor. I want to leave the show while I still love it, and I know the door is open to come back if that feels right. I'm also extremely proud of what I was able to accomplish off-screen, with my negotiation for equal pay and the effect that had on other women in the industry and in general."
She’s referencing her successful 2016 move to lobby Showtime so she could make as much as her costar William H. Macy.
Next up, Rossum is directing an episode of Amazon’s anthology series Modern Love, and she’s hoping to do more behind the camera. Rossum says: "The way I look at it is that the end of one thing is the beginning of something else. I couldn't be more thrilled to spend time writing, directing, and seeing what other characters I want to play. It's both scary and wonderful."
Rossum has long been a body positive wellness advocate; she publicly criticized Kim Kardashian in August for bragging about her weight.
The 32-year-old explains her philosophy: "I think it’s vital that we stop focusing on unimportant things, like a number, and start thinking of our real worth as what we’ve accomplished, as well as the things that make us unique and strong. Your appearance is just one part of you. It doesn’t determine who you are or what you’re capable of."
Rossum says her views have evolved: "Last year I did an overhaul. I started listening to my body about what exercise and food make me feel good and how much sleep I really need. My relationship with exercise has always been a very healthy and committed one, mostly because it has helped me reduce stress and anxiety."Read More »
Reese Witherspoon covers February’s Vogue, and inside, she opens up about how the trials and travails in her own life have made her the empowering feminist powerhouse she is today. The actress, producer and lifestyle brand maven says she&rsqu...Read More »
JAMIE LEE CURTIS SLAMS FIJI WATER GIRL: Jamie Lee Curtis is not here for Fiji Water’s promotional stunt. The Halloween star took to Instagram to vent about being photobombed without her knowledge (along with everyone else on the Golden Globes red...Read More »
BRADLEY COOPER MAKES BAFTA HISTORY: The Favourite emerged with 12 BAFTA nods, making it the most-nominated film by far, but A Star Is Born director Bradley Cooper walked away with a BAFTA record. A Star Is Born landed seven nominations, five of which were for Cooper in the best film, actor, best director, adapted screenplay and original music categories, something that has never happened before. "What we think is a first is that Bradley Cooper has been nominated for producer, director, writer, actor and composer," Emma Baehr, BAFTA's director of awards and membership, told The Hollywood Reporter. Alfonso Cuaron nabbed six nominations for Roma, and Spike Lee earned his first-ever BAFTA nod for BlackKklansman.
CHRIS PINE DISCUSSES 1984: The hotly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984 is in the final days of production in London. Director Patty Jenkins tells Variety: "I think that every time you do something, it’s for the first time. Wonder Woman 1984 is different "because we all know each other, and that world is understood a lot more." Chris Pine, who died in the original, wouldn’t say much about his role, but he did drop a few nuggets. "This one is a little different for me tonally," he says. "The tables are turned, and I’m more of the deer in the headlights." Think the sequel will live up to the hype?
JORDAN PEELE MOVES US RELEASE BACK: Universal Pictures is moving back the release of Jordan Peele’s Us to March 22nd, reportedly in a bid to build buzz following its selection as the opener of the South by Southwest Film Festival. Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss star in the film, which follows a family confronted by doppelgangers.
CLARA ROSAGER JOINS KEIRA KNIGHTLEY IN MISBEHAVIOUR: Danish star Clara Rosager has signed on for the Keira Knightley-toplined Miss World film Misbehavior. The film is set against the 1970 Miss World competition in which the Women’s Liberation Movement invaded the pageant and disrupted the proceedings.Read More »
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner slammed British TV personality Piers Morgan after he criticized celebs who chose to talk about mental illness. The back-and-forth began when actress Beverley Callard was quoted as saying she thinks stars try to m...Read More »
Sarah Silverman’s I Love You, America got canceled by Hulu in its second season, and she is not taking the news in stride.
She shared the news on Twitter, writing: "Well, Hulu cancelled ‘I Love You, America’ and we’re all pretty damn heartbroken. … So in traditional twitter funeral style, I’ll be RTing the love."
Social media users recoiled in horror, with the general reaction being along the lines of one user's lengthy, "BOOOOOOO," and several others calling for other networks (like HBO) to "make it right."
Variety reports that Silverman and her team at Funny or Die are already on it, shopping the series around. In the show, Silverman dissected current events and attempted to cut through the partisanship currently splitting the country up. The show typically begins with a monologue from Silverman, followed by guest interviews and pre-taped segments.
The show was nominated for an Emmy in the outstanding variety sketch series in 2018; it has a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.Read More »
Diane Kruger and Norman Reedus are determined to keep their little girl safe. They welcomed their baby in November, and have kept most of the details about her under wraps, not even sharing her name with the public. But on Tuesday, Kruger, 42, took ...Read More »
Melissa McCarthy is opening up about a painful experience in her past. For InStyle’s Bad**s Women Issue (which McCarthy covers), the 48-year-old admits that bad reviews can "kind of" break her heart.
One seemed more than just an assessment of her performance, she recalls; it seemed personal. McCarthy explains: "I always feel like those characters become so real and personal. I really get protective. Years ago I was at a press conference for either The Heat or Tammy, and somebody from a very big organization kept asking me, 'Why do you always feel the need to be so grotesque?' It was a huge interview with maybe 100 people in the room, and he was sneering. I said, 'What are we talking about? I can't answer your question because I don't understand it.' He goes, 'You look sloppy, you're not wearing any makeup, your hair is not done, you're yelling at people.' I was like, 'OK, so have you ever asked this of a guy? I'm playing a character. You need to get out more if you don't think there are real women like that.' He goes, 'Oh, fine, I'm aggressive, call it whatever you want. If you don't want to answer the questions, you shouldn't come to the panel.'"
Sadly, that’s not the only experience she’s had along those lines. She recalls: "I do remember another interview I did for Bridesmaids with somebody who later lost his job for a conversation he had on a bus with someone else. I won't mention names, but just think about it. He kept asking, 'Are you shocked that you actually work in this business at your tremendous size?' He was like, 'Oh, your tremendous size, you can actually work?' I just remember all the blood drained out of me. I thought, 'With my tremendous size, I could tackle you so quickly.' There were two cameras on him, and one was on me, and he went back to that question three or four times, and I just kept talking about the script or how fun Paul Feig was. He was looking around like, 'She's crazy.' When we left, their producer was horrified and said, 'We'll never play what he said. I'm so sorry.' But it happens all the time, to the point where it's fascinating because they don't do it to men. Not to be a jerk or single him out, but when John Goodman was heavier, did anybody ever talk about his girth?"
These attitudes are part of the reason she picks the wide-ranging roles she does, she says: "Even if it's a broad comedy, I think it's important to see people who maybe we shouldn't like, but we like them anyway. Let's not judge people like, 'Ugh, they're obnoxious, they're too much of a people pleaser, or they're grating or harsh.' It's like, 'Yeah, but we all do that.’ I still think it's good to show people who aren't so shined up and pretty and perfect."Read More »
Kevin Hart appeared on Good Morning America Wednesday in an apparent bid to end the Oscars conversation. The comedian said again that he will not be hosting the Oscars next month, but that he is done with the apology tour he embarked on after resurface...Read More »
Johnny Depp has settled a legal issue with two of his ex-bodyguards, E! reports. Per court docs obtained by the site, Depp "reached a conditional settlement which settles and resolved the entire matter as to each defendant and each plaintiff." Terms...Read More »
Another day, another resurfaced interview scandal. This time, it's celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay who’s making headlines for the wrong reasons. At issue is an interview he gave on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 2010. In the clip, he interacts with Sofia Vergara in a way that many find unacceptable.
"Did I scare you guys?" Vergara asked Ramsay and Leno during the interview, referencing her screaming in the previous skit. "I never scream like that in real life. It was all acting."
"Only in the bedroom?" Ramsay responded, touching her arm.
"You would never know," Leno said after Vergara made a face and the audience gasped.
Later, Leno referenced a headline that read, If Modern Family wins the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, Sofia Vergara will run naked down Sunset Blvd. *"
"That's ridiculous. I cannot run," Vergara responded. "Knock yourself out," Ramsay said, apparently in reference to her chest.
When Leno showed a shot of Vergara eating a slice of pizza, Ramsay said: "You seem like you're enjoying that. You had a whole wedge in your mouth at one time?"
"You seem like you're enjoying that. You had a whole wedge in your mouth at one time?"
"You just pick it up and stick it in," Ramsay added
When she presented a dessert she made, Ramsay tried it and called it "s—t fudge."
Users on social media were not amused. Tweeted one, "This is awful behavior sic and shame on a Jay Leno for not stepping in as well," while another wrote, "Sofia Vergara didn't deserve to be treated like this. This is very very uncomfortable."
Other resurfaced videos and tweets have recently gotten Drake, Kevin Hart and Louis C.K. in trouble too. Hart was forced to step down as host from the Oscars as a result of resurfaced homophobic tweets.Read More »
Lindsay Lohan is attempting to reignite her once white-hot, now sputtering career. Lohan sat down with Variety to discuss her hopes for her second act, launched via her new MTV reality show, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club. The show, which premier...Read More »
JOSH BROLIN CELEBRATES 5 YEARS SOBRIETY: Josh Brolin is getting real about sobriety as he celebrates five years on the wagon. The 50-year-old took to Instagram to share a throwback image from a drunken night out. "Drunk: when you think you’re having a rip roaring time and the next morning you wake up and your brain has broken into a frenzied beehive and your body is shattered shards of sharp glass desperately searching for what fits where and your spirit is being eaten by worms with great white bloodied teeth and your heart has shriveled into a black prune churning your intestines to the point where dysentery feels attractive," he began. "And you can’t remember anything you did so you roll out of bed over last night’s urine and you dial your best friend’s phone number because you recall him lifting you over his head, your whole self, before you hit and broke through the drywall and, you think, a large aquarium," Brolin continued. "And the phone on the other end rings and he picks it up, that clambering for a phone, the clumsiness of a hardline, and you say: 'What did I do last night?!' and he answers, after a great pause: '...Dude...'. #5years."
MAHERSHALA ALI CLAIMS BILL MURRAY DUMPED VODKA ON HIM: After taking home the best supporting actor trophy for his work in Green Book at the Golden Globes, Mahershala Ali had a run in with Bill Murray that cracked him up. As he tells Ellen DeGeneres on her eponymous show: "Bill was toasting us. Bill toasted his glass on Viggo’s head, Linda’s head, and then toasts on my head and vodka spills all over my face and is running down into my eyes and in my mouth. And I’m doing the whole interview with an eye closed. Vodka in the eye … it felt like hot acid rolling down my face."
NO WOMEN NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY DIRECTORS GUILD: Some observers are crying fowl, noting the dearth of female nominees for the Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film and Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director in 2018. Among the nominees: Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born; Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA (Netflix); Peter Farrelly, Green Book; Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features); Adam McKay, Vice (Annapurna Pictures); Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade (A24).
JOSH MURRAY APOLOGIZES FOR LIKENING EX TO DEVIL: Not funny. Josh Murray is apologizing after posting an image of his ex-fiancee and former Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman with a devil emoji over her face. In a since-deleted post, the 34-year-old shared an image of himself proposing to Dorman on the finale of her season. He posted the shot ahead of the premiere of The Bachelor. After the backlash, he posted a series of semi-apologies on Instagram Stories. "Anyways, so I’m probably gonna have to take that down, I’m getting in trouble for it. A lot of people, at least my friends, they’re like ‘No, leave it up,’ but I mean, if it’s hurting people’s feelings I don’t ever want to do that. So anyways, good talk. Glad we could have this conversation and I’ll see ya out there." Murray and Dorfman split in 2015.
SOFIA RICHIE MOURNS DOG: 20-year-old model Sofia Richie’s beloved dog Jake has died. She paid tribute to the pup on social media with a video of them together, and her father, musician Lionel Richie also posted tributes to "one of our dearest family members."
ROSARIO DAWSON, CORY BOOKER GETTING SERIOUS? Cory Booker and Rosario Dawson’s relationship seems to be heating up. The New Jersey senator and movie star have spotted out and about a few times recently and according to Page Six, spies overheard her telling Booker she loved him at the Broadway show "Dear Evan Hanson" over the weekend.Read More »
MARGOT ROBBIE’S BARBIE FILM MOVES FORWARD: Warner Bros. and Mattel have signed a partnership to bring the Barbie franchise to theaters in a first-ever live-action feature. Academy Award-nominated Margot Robbie is set to star. "This project is a g...Read More »
Kim Kardashian is no stranger to watching her Instagram posts enrage as much as they inspire. To be fair, the reality star and mother of three (soon to be four!) has 124 million followers on Instagram, so every post is bound to garner a big reaction. T...Read More »
Details of Kevin Spacey’s defense on charges of felony indecent assault and battery continue to emerge after his appearance in a Massachusetts court Monday. According to documents obtained by Page Six, his lawyers argue that he and his alleged 18...Read More »
HERB ELLIS DIES AT 97: Veteran character actor and co-creator of Dragnet, Herb Ellis, has died at age 97. He died on December 26that home, his daughter Karen Siegel told The Hollywood Reporter. He is best known for his roles in Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956) and Billy Wilder's The Fortune Cookie (1966) and the NBC-ABC crime drama Peter Gunn. He helped Jack Webb create Dragnet, which began on the radio in June 1949. When it landed on NBC two years later, he played Officer Frank Smith opposite Webb on a handful of episodes.He was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Sylvia. Survivors include his daughter and four grandchildren.
WARNER BROS. SCOOPS UP RIGHTS TO WIN RATPAC DUNE LIBRARY: Warner Bros. exercised its right to match a winning bid for RatPac Dune Library. The archive contains 15-25% of 76 major films the studio co-financed with RatPac, per Deadline’s report. Vine Alternative Investments bought a controlling interest in the library last year, but Warner Bros. reserved the right to match them in what is thought to be a $290 million-$300 million deal. The library features films including Gravity, Wonder Woman, Batman V Superman, The LEGO Movie, Creed, Annabelle, Godzilla, American Sniper, Mad Max: Fury Road, It and Dunkirk. RatPac was founded by Brett Ratner and James Packer.
QUANTICO’S YASMINE AL MASSRI TO STAR IN, PRODUCE JULIET: Quantico and Miral actress Yasmine Al Massri has signed on to star in and produce the drama feature Juliet. She will play the titular character, and astrophysicist struggling with grief over her husband’s death. The indie film will be told in a series of encounters on the anniversary of his death.
CBS ACKNOWLEDGES IMPASSE WITH NIELSEN: CBS Corp. says it is at a "contractual impasse" with the media-measurement service Nielsen. In a statement, the network said: "The entire media industry is aware of the need for complete and accurate measurement across platforms. While Nielsen has made some strides in this area, progress has not been what we and many clients would like, and local TV measurement is particularly challenged. Despite this backdrop, Nielsen continues to use their market power to bundle disparate services and raise prices for services that don’t sufficiently address ongoing changes in the industry. As a result, we are currently at a contractual impasse, although we continue to be open to negotiating a fair deal that makes strategic and financial sense for CBS. If we cannot come to an agreement with Nielsen, we will continue to employ the many viable alternatives available to us, including Comscore."Read More »
PETA is not happy with comedian Tiffany Haddish, who recently announced that she’ll continue to wear fur "until police stop killing black people." "We love you, Tiffany, and as an animal rights organization, we advocate for and believe in kind...Read More »
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday to toast his birthday. The lovebirds (as always) got real. Shepard explained that having a birthday so close to the holidays is the "worst" thing ever.
"It's traditionally when you go back to school as a kid. It's like, 'Happy birthday! Go to school!' And then when you get there, there was a big break. So, when they read the happy birthdays over the loud speaker, you're among like 30 people who had birthdays. Nothing special!" the 44-year-old joked.
He continued that even now it’s grim, despite his celeb status: "I can't get more than six people to attend my birthday party—and I'm on television and they know Kristen will be there."
Shepard got emotional though when she asked him what he most wanted for his birthday. He said: "I would say please, please, please give that person love and support for 11 years. Give them two beautiful baby girls—and you're good."
Holding back tears, Bell told him, "You're crying, too!"
"You sit down, young lady!" Shepard joked. "We've heard enough of your questions."Read More »
The 76th annual Golden Globes are almost here! Here’s what you need to know. WHEN The three-hour ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton; Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh are co-hosting. It will air live on NBC from 5-8 p.m. PT and 8-11 p.m. ...Read More »
Scott Disick provoked fury when he Instagrammed a shot of his and Kourtney Kardashian’s daughter pulling her eyes while dining at a Japanese restaurant. Disick captioned the picture of Penelope, 6: "Best date of 2019." The comments rolled ...Read More »
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp may have had a more volatile relationship than was previously suspected. While both of them accused the other of abuse during their contentious 2016 divorce, new legal documents are expected to shed new light on their relationship.
The documents, according to The Hollywood Reporter, are expected to play a central role in Depp’s defamation suit against the U.K. tabloid The Sun.
THR published portions of a deposition in which both parties gave accounts of the alleged abuse.
In an account Heard gave to Blair Berk, an attorney employed by Depp, she reportedly said on August 13th, 2016: "Johnny and I refer to his other personality, the part of him that is present when he beats me up — we call that the monster and have called that the monster for many years. I was petrified of the monster."
That claim was extracted from a 471-page deposition transcript, which THR obtained, along with statements from Heard’s friend Raquel Pennington and the Los Angeles Police Department officers who responded to an altercation at their L.A. penthouse on May 21, 2016. (This is the famous fight that allegedly led to Heard filing for divorce. Photographs of Heard's bruised face also emerged, though Depp has long maintained that the bruises were self-inflicted).
According to Pennington, who came to the penthouse when Heard asked her to, Depp was "swinging around" a magnum bottle of wine and knocking things off the counter with it. She also said she took "dozens of photos" of Heard’s bruises over the years of her relationship with Depp.
The LAPD, meanwhile, stated that they saw no signs of broken items when inspecting the apartment.
Meanwhile, Depp claimed that Heard was the one who was "aggressive and violent." He said she punched him twice on April 21, 2016 after he was late to her birthday dinner.
He claimed that fearing for his own safety, he brought security guards to his apartment on May 21, 2016, and that he never touched her.
A hearing in the U.K. has been set for February 22nd.
Meanwhile, according to a report in Forbes, Disney is seriously mulling firing Depp from its Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Because of salary and insurance requirements, the House of Mouse could save almost $90 million (a hefty helping of its $230 million budget) by losing Captain Jack Sparrow.Read More »
SANDRA OH AND ANDY SAMBERG PREVIEW ‘CRAZY-PANTS’ GOLDEN GLOBES: Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh interview each other in The Hollywood Reporter, and the pair discuss their "five days" of prep for the show, the "looser atmosphere" they plan to take full advantage of and why they plan to avoid discussing President Donald Trump. Says Samberg: "A lot of people get to the party at the Globes. Which is nice. It makes for a looser atmosphere. My hope is that you have so much goodwill that we're just going to skate by. And I will be your lapdog." Says Oh: "I'm not interested in talking about Trump at all. What I'm interested in is pointing to actual real change. I want to focus on that 'cause people can pooh-pooh Hollywood all they want — and there is a lot to pooh-pooh, sure — but we also make culture. How many gazillions of people have seen Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians? That changes things." Will you tune in to watch the pair Sunday, January 6th on NBC?
POLL: THE AMERICANS, MAISEL ARE MOST LIKELY GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINEES: The Americans and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel would take home top honors at the Golden Globes this Sunday, if it were up to the consumers polled by The Hollywood Reporter and Morning Consult. The Americans, which nabbed 16 percent of respondents' vote, bested BBC's Bodyguard (11 percent), Amazon's Homecoming (10 percent), BBC America's Killing Eve (7 percent) and FX's Pose (5 percent) in the drama category. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, meanwhile, snagged 17 percent of respondents' vote, beating NBC's The Good Place (16 percent), Showtime's Kidding (8 percent), Netflix's The Kominsky Method (8 percent) and HBO's Barry (4 percent) in the comedy category. At the Emmys, Maisel grabbed 5 trophies, and The Americans bagged two.
JOANNA LUMLEY TO HOST BAFTAS: AbFab star Joanna Lumley has been tapped to host the BAFTA Film Awards for the second year in a row. "We’re thrilled that Joanna has agreed to return as our host for a second year," Emma Baehr, BAFTA’s director of awards, said in a statement released Wednesday. "She was fantastic and we’re looking forward to the ceremony with her once again at the helm." The gala, considered to the most prominent film awards ceremony after the Oscars, takes place February 10that London’s Royal Albert Hall.
LUTHER SEASON 5 PREMIERE TIES FOR SERIES BEST ON BBC ONE: Idris Elba returned to his role as the titular detective on Tuesday night, and viewers tuned in in droves. The premiere averaged 5.6 viewers, the most-watched program of New Year’s Day in the U.K. Elba recently said Season 5 is not the end of Luther, "but there are some real changes that will happen."Luther will are on BBC America in the U.S. as well, though a premiere date has not yet been announced. Will you tune in?Read More »
Khloe Kardashian’s enthusiastic fanbase is not happy with Tristan Thompson over a New Year’s Eve video that appears to show him ignoring her. The Shade Room got its hands on a video of Khloe dancing with Tristan, while he seemingly ignored ...Read More »
Famed shutterbug Bruce Weber is slapping back at accusers who claim he sexually assaulted them.
According to new legal documents filed January 2nd and obtained by TMZ, Weber is claiming that one of the accusers who formally filed a lawsuit initiated contact with him. Models Jason Boyce and Mark Ricketson claimed in December of 2017 that Weber forced them to touch their genitals doing a shoot. Boyce recently tacked on claims that Weber tried to force him into sex trafficking.
Weber has responded, TMZ reports, claiming that Boyce and his agents sent him text messages for years, some of which included "pornographic poses in a desperate attempt to get Mr. Weber's attention."
When Weber didn’t respond, Boyce continued to hound him, he claims, often sending shots "in a blatant attempt to be sexual, posing and bending shirtless in a manner to emphasize his genitals."
He is claiming the shots serve as evidence that Boyce was doing the soliciting, and he wants the sex trafficking allegations dropped from the suit.Read More »