The two most prominent figures in the college admissions scandal, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, are taking completely opposite approaches to their legal case. While Huffman has pleaded guilty and issued a mea culpa that expressed "shame" and "reg...Read More »
Fully moving on. Wendy Williams has cut her ex Kevin Hunter out of her life personally and professionally. After filing for divorce from her husband of more than two decades last week, the 54-year-old hired famed producer Bernie Young as her manage...Read More »
People has dubbed the 47-year-old Jennifer Garner as 2019’s Most Beautiful Person, citing not only her picture-perfect looks, but her activism, and laid-back and supportive approach to her divorce from Ben Affleck. (She’s the one who drove ...Read More »
John Stamos and wife Caitlin McHugh had an unusually memorable birth experience. The 55-year-old Fuller House star, who btw, refers to himself as the "baby whisperer," tells People that McHugh went to the doctor with contractions, but was told it was a...Read More »
Lee Daniels broke his silence on Jussie Smollett’s alleged attack via Instagram shortly after the news broke. He has since spoken out about the situation following the numerous developments. During a recent radio interview, Lee explained, "My ini...Read More »
KHLOE KARDASHIAN SHARES POST ABOUT HEARTBREAK: Two months after she split from Tristan Thompson over his alleged infidelity with her sister Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn Woods, Khloe Kardashian is understandably still seemingly smarting. In an Instagram post, she seemed to allude to his betrayal. "The saddest thing about our story is that we could have made it work. If you cared about me like I cared about you, you would have fought for me. But you didn't. So its clear, i was right every time that i told you that i loved you more. You always denied it and said you loved me more, but i guess now we know," the post read.
BILL COSBY ACCUSES JUDGE OF ‘RACIAL HATRED’: Lawyers for Bill Cosby filed a bail application on his behalf Wednesday, accusing a judge who sentenced him to prison of being part of a racist plot against him, Page Six reports. "His dishonorable conduct makes me smile, because this judge is being exposed, and it shows that this is bigger than me," a post on Cosby’s Instagram reads. "O’Neill now has his formula: tried, true and tested to destroy any black man and/or colored man In America."The 81-year-old is serving three-to-10 years after being convicted of assaulting Andrea Constand.
MEGHAN MARKLE WANTS THREE MONTHS OFF: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are set to welcome their first child together any day now, and when they do, Meghan is hoping to have three months off, instead of the possible royal year she could ask for. A royal source tells the Sun: "Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible. She has huge amounts of energy, is extremely determined and wants to be as hands-on as possible with her charities." In other news, her estranged father Thomas, who famously canceled his plans to walk her down the aisle right before her May wedding, will reportedly not be a welcome figure in the baby’s life.
RYAN PHILLIPPE’S EX WINS BATTLE WITH LAPD OVER RECORDS: The Blast obtained court documents stating that a judge has granted Elsie Hewitt access to records from any cases of domestic violence Ryan Phillippe has been involved in. She is reportedly interested in obtaining records of accusations made by his ex-fiancee Paulina Slagter. Phillippe has argued that they are conspiring against him.
FRED SAVAGE SETTLES HARASSMENT SUIT WITH ACCUSER: Fred Savage has settled a harassment suit filed by female crew member Youngjoo Hwang, her attorney told Page Six. "The case has been resolved and we have dismissed the lawsuit," said Hwang’s lawyer, Anahita Sedaghatfar. "We are very pleased with the resolution." No word on the financial terms, but they feel they made their point. "My hope is that by her speaking out, other women who have been victims of abuse of power will find the courage to do the same," she continued. "We are in a #metoo era and while we still have a long way to go, we are finally seeing progress and I will continue to do my part to help victims seek justice."Read More »
Britney Spears Addresses Rumors About Her Mental Health Facility Stay Britney Spears took to social media on Tuesday to shut down rumors she’s being held against her will at a mental health facility. “Hi guys, just checking in with all of you who have been concerned about me. All is …Read More »
Chris Martin Doesn’t Want to Meet His Alleged Stalker in Court <div>Chris Martin has filed documents requesting that he give testimony remotely in the case involving his alleged stalker. According to The Blast, the Coldplay frontman doesn’t want to come face-to-face with the stalker and has asked to give testimony …Read More »
Khloe Kardashian Wanted Tristan Thompson to Fight for Their Relationship Khloe Kardashian implied that Tristan Thompson didn’t fight for their relationship via a quote posted on Instagram Tuesday. <i>Us Weekly </i>reports that Kardashian posted a quote that begins, “The saddest thing about our story is that we could have made …Read More »
Nicolas Cage Angrily Sings “Purple Rain” at Karaoke Bar After Filing for Annulment Nicolas Cage appears to be pulling a <i>Leaving Las Vegas</i> in real life, as the Oscar winner was spotted at a karaoke bar in L.A. on Sunday angrily singing the Prince classic “Purple Rain.” TMZ reports that …Read More »
Taylor Swift Sings at TIME 100 Gala, Will Reportedly Drop New Single on Friday After turning heads on the red carpet with a flowing, pastel-colored J. Mendel dress, Taylor Swift entertained the audience at the <i>TIME</i> 100 gala with a mini-set featuring some of her biggest hits. She strapped on …Read More »
Merriam-Webster Adds “Swole,” “EGOT” & Eminem’s Definition of “Stan” to Dictionary The Merriam-Webster dictionary just got even more “swole” after a whopping 640 new words were added to the reference tome this week. The new entries include swole, bug-out bag, go-cup, EGOT, and bottle episode. And if you “stan” Eminem’s …Read More »
Pink Tells Ellen She’ll No Longer Post Pictures of Her Kids on Social Media After receiving enough “rude” and “mean-spirited” comments to last a lifetime, Pink has decided to stop posting photos of her children on social media. The 39-year-old shared her decision on Monday’s episode of <i>The Ellen Degeneres …Read More »
Brody Jenner Hopes Ex Stepsister Kim Kardashian “Won’t Be My Lawyer One Day” Though he described her as “a very smart woman” who would make for “a great lawyer,” Kim Kardashian’s ex-stepbrother Brody Jenner hopes he won’t see her in court. “Hopefully she won’t have to be my lawyer one …Read More »
Scarlett Johansson Plans to “Sabotage” Paul Rudd When He Hosts “SNL” in May Scarlett Johansson plans to sabotage her <i>Avengers: Endgame</i> co-star Paul Rudd when he serves as host of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> next month. “I’ve got connections. I’m gonna make sure that his time is really difficult, you guys,” …Read More »
Lori Loughlin Is Worried Her Daughters Could Face Charges <div>According to a source, Lori Loughlin has “every reason to believe” her daughters might be prosecuted in the college admissions scandal case. According to <i>People</i>, the news comes after it was already revealed that one of her daughters–either Olivia Jade or …Read More »
Tara Reid Drops $100 Million Lawsuit Against “Sharknado” Producers Tara Reid is no legal shark. As The Blast reports, the 43-year-old actress has dropped her $100 million lawsuit against the producers of <i>Sharknado</i> for allegedly licensing her likeness to appear on slot machines without her permission. Reid originally filed the suit back …Read More »
Did Taylor Swift Just Step Out in NYC Sporting “TS7” Album Swag?Taylor Swift fans think the pop star may have just dropped a major clue about her big April 26 announcement. On Monday night, Swift was spotted out and about in New York sporting a long-sleeved crop top that appeared …Read More »
It worked for one reality star, maybe it will work for them! The Giudice family is following in Kim Kardashian’s footsteps by appealing to President Donald Trump themselves about their ultimate passion project: Joe.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star is an Italian native, and despite being raised in the U.S., he is being sent back to the Boot after spending 41 months in prison for tax fraud. His wife, Teresa, also spent 11 months in prison, but can remain here because she’s a U.S. native. Before the judge ruled on appeal that Joe would be deported, Teresa said she’d divorce him if he had to go back.
Their four daughters have mounted a social media appeal Wrote Milania in a message that also tagged Trump: "It’s not the same without you. I miss you terribly. I wouldn’t be the person I am today with out you. I wouldn’t know how to stay strong. I need you home daddy. All I want is to be a family again. I love you endlessy buddy."
In an Instagram repost of a family portrait, Giudice's eldest daughter, Gia, 18, also asked the president to spare her father, who "committed a minor crime to support his family."
Social media has not embraced their cause with enthusiasm, with many pointing out that he committed a "not that minor" crime, and that, if they want to stick together, should consider moving to Italy.Read More »
DISNEY+ CONTENT LINE-UP SMALL, BUT FIERCE: When Disney+ rolls out its subscription service this November, it will offer a smaller content selection and a smaller price point. With about 20% of Netflix’s library, it will cost $6.99 per month, or a...Read More »
FANS ACCUSE KYLIE JENNER OF EPIC (ALLEGED) PHOTOSHOP FAIL: Another alleged KarJenner photoshop fail has rocked the internet. (ICYMI, Khloe once gave herself two thumbs, Kourtney did a nude photo shoot and legs looked all kinds of wonky, then Khloe gave herself seven fingers, and the list goes on). This time, Kylie posted shots from a recent shoot with S Moda, and fans are wondering about that one where she’s in a sheer dress. As users point out, Kylie’s right hand seems to be the same size as the rest of her arm, which, huh. Either way, everyone agrees she still looks bomb.
RIVERDALE SHOWRUNNER REVEALS THIS WEEK’S SHOW WILL BE LUKE PERRY’S LAST: The late Luke Perry’s time on Riverdale is drawing near. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa shared the news that this week will be the last time Riverdale fans can see Perry play Fred Andrews. "This week’s #Riverdale is the last episode Luke filmed," Aguirre-Sacasa wrote alongside a photo of Perry as Archie Andrews' (KJ Apa) dad. "As always, Fred’s imparting words of wisdom to Archie. A beautiful, true moment between a father and his son."
PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER SAYS DAD INSPIRED HIM TO QUIT SMOKING MARIJUANA: Four years ago, Patrick Schwarzenegger says he received some life-changing words from his father. On Instagram, he revealed: "FUN STORY: Few years ago (4 exactly) showed up lil high to Easter brunch… classic. My old man asked why… said ‘I dunno makes thing more fun.’"He shared his father’s response, which made him change his behavior: "He replied how much more fun do you need to have, life is so good. I’m high on life. I never want anything that would take me out of my current life. Being high on life is better then sic anything else."Now, he’s "HIGH ON LIFE" he writes.
HILARIE BURTON SHARES FAMILY VIDEO FOR JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN’S BIRTHDAY: Hilarie Burton wished husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan a happy 53rd birthday with a sweet video on Instagram. "Hi! I know everybody else is celebrating Earth Day today, but to us, this is Jeffrey Dean Morgan day!" Hilarie says in the video as she sits with their kids Gus, 9, and George, 1. "So, dad we're not with you right now, which sucks! But we wanna wish you, like, the biggest happy birthday from all of us, but mostly from me because I love you the most."
JENNI JWOWW FARLEY REUNITES WITH HUSBAND FOR EASTER: Jersey Shore star Jenni "JWoww" Farley reunited with her estranged husband Roger Mathews on Easter to celebrate with their children Meilani, 4, and Greyson, 2. She posted a slideshow of photos from the day, and they appear to be coRead More »
Roseanne Barr says she is "queer," and then denounces the word "f*g" in a video rant posted to YouTube. "The word f-g is a really hateful word, isn’t it?," she said. Barr added: "Especially when it’s one gay calling another gay guy t...Read More »
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are demanding that prosecutors fork over their evidence before the case against them moves forward, The Blast reports. The pair have pleaded not guilty to allegations that they conspired with coaches and ...Read More »
When Nicolas Cage filed for an annulment after less than a week of marriage, he claimed Erika Koike had defrauded him by covering up her past criminal history. He also said decision to marry was made "on impulse and without the ability to recognize or ...Read More »
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have just settled into their new home near Windsor Castle, Frogmore Cottage, and the arrival of their first child is expected any day now. But according to the Sunday Times of London, the pair are seriously mulling a move...Read More »
Chrissy Teigen put on her boxing gloves this morning before hitting up Twitter. Responding to Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s critique of Time magazine for including her their top 100 influential people of 2019 list, Teigen dubbed Ingraham a "corny monster."
Ingraham said: "Well, peaking of glamourous, model and wife of John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, was also chosen as one of the '100 most influential. Now, she's also known for her vicious attacks on President Donald Trump. She was chosen, according to the profile, because quote, 'All her life, Chrissy Teigen has liked to eat. She's not shy about that or anything else, really. Well that’s nice, and innovative, I guess ... eating. But did most Americans like her take on female empowerment during last week's Democrat Retreat?"
The show cut to Teigen saying that she thought women should say "f*** you" more often.
Here’s what Teigen said: "Corny monster. There were 1 million other ways to try and take me down and this is what you choose? F*** you."
But she didn’t stop there. Teigen continued: "When time comes out with their 100 most influential white supremacists list, I promise I won’t question your worthiness, @IngrahamAngle."
She then fired off a gif of Ingraham seemingly gesturing the Nazi "Sieg Heil" salute before switching to a wave.AUDIO: LAURA INGRAHAM ON CHRISSY TEIGEN
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Buh-bye. Wendy Williams is kicking Kevin Hunter to the curb in more ways than one. The 54-year-old host of The Wendy Williams Show has removed Hunter as exec producer just days after filing from divorce from him, Page Six reports. "Kevin Hunter is ...Read More »
Aquaman star Jason Momoa is beloved for many things, but primarily they are: his acting chops, his #relationshipgoals love affair with wife Lisa Bonet and his beard. He’s gotten rid of one and people are seriously freaking out.
Momoa realized shaving his beard was a big deal, so he taped himself doing the deed and uploaded it to YouTube. "Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN, BABA! I'm shaving this beast off, it's time to make a change," he wrote in the caption to the video, bidding farewell to the look of several of his most famous characters. "A change for the better...for my kids, for your kids, the world."
The stunt was also linked to a new line of eco-friendly canned water he’s launching with the Ball Corporation. The internet took a break from panicking about the Mueller report to opine about his beard. Wrote Betsy Hodges, "I know the redacted Mueller Report is out today, but please don’t let that overshadow the news that Jason Momoa shaved his beard."Read More »
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice is facing deportation. A rep for the Executive Office for Immigration Review told Page Six on Thursday that "the Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed Giuseppe Giudice’s case appeal on April 11, 2019. In dismissing the case, the BIA affirmed the immigration judge’s decision of removal dated Oct. 10, 2018."
The Giudice family is "extremely disappointed" with the decision and plans to appeal, family attorney James J. Leonard told Page Six.
"We have filed a stay with the Third Circuit Court Of Appeals and will continue to fight to keep Mr. Giudice in the United States, the only country he knows, and reunite him with his wife and four daughters," he said.
Joe is married to Teresa Giudice, with whom he shares Gia, 18, Gabriella, 15, Milania, 13, and Audriana, 10. Teresa previously said that she would divorce Joe, whom she married in 1999, if he got deported. They both served time in federal prison for tax fraud, but only Joe, who is not a U.S. citizen, can be deported.
According to E!, Teresa is taking it in stride.
"She is extremely loyal and even when she probably should have divorced him before, she didn't," the insider adds. "Now it's like the decision might be made for her."Read More »
Several lawyers and execs have been served deposition notices as Johnny Depp’s battle against his former representative Jake Bloom rages on. Potential witnesses include former Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara, billionaire Elon Musk, power li...Read More »
CANNES REVEALS MORE INCLUSIVE LINEUP: The Cannes Film Festival has been criticized for failing to feature enough female directors, and this year, four women will have their work in competition: Atlantique by Mati Diop, Little Joe by Jessica Hausner, Si...Read More »
Offset & Cardi B Flex Star Power in “Clout” Music Video Offset and Cardi B have dropped a sexy video for their new song “Clout,” which appears on Offeset’s <i>Father of 4 </i>solo LP. The visual, lit mostly in yellow and black, shows Offset rapping against a chamber of mirrors …Read More »
Did Khloe Kardashian Just Shade Ex Tristan Thompson on Instagram? On Wednesday, Khloe Kardashian posted a quote to her Instagram story that was likely a thinly-veiled message to her ex, Tristan Thompson. According to <i>People</i>, the quote read, “Dear men. Close your eyes. Imagine you have a daughter. Imagine she …Read More »
Jackson Kids Are Preparing Lawsuit Against Wade Robson & James Safechuck Michael Jackson’s kids are quietly investigating his accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, in preparation of filing a lawsuit. <i>Page Six</i> reports that Prince, Paris, and Prince Michael Jackson II (aka “Blanket”) are trying to find out if the men–who appear in …Read More »
Beyoncé Releases “Homecoming”-Themed Merch, Will Release “Lemonade” on All Streaming Channels You can now cozy up in a Beychella-themed sweatshirt while watching Beyoncé’s Netflix documentary <i>Homecoming</i> thanks to new merchandise the artist released on her online store. <i>Page Six</i> reports that the themed items–which feature Greek letters, black panthers, and …Read More »
Kim Kardashian Gives Sink Tutorial After Fans Demand AnswersKim Kardashian West gave a tour of her bathroom on Instagram Tuesday, after fans couldn’t stop asking questions about her bathroom sink in the recent “73 Questions” video shared by Vogue. Specifically, fans were quick to point out that the sink doesn’t …Read More »
JON SNOW PREPARES FOR BATTLE: In a new round of Game of Thrones shots released by HBO, the whole gang—including Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), appear to be plotting some sort of attack. Meanwhile, Liam Cunningham fessed up to stealing clothes from the GOT set. "I went off with a U-Haul truck full of stuff," Cunningham admitted. "Dothraki swords, lumps of obsidian, Bank of Braavos money." Williams, Sophie Turner and others also filched items.
ALEX TREBEK GIVES HEALTH UPDATE: Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, who was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, gave a health updated on the last day of taping the current season of the show. "Some of you may recall that at the beginning of this season, I promised you that we had some surprises for you," he said in a video message posted Wednesday. "Well, of course, I had no idea at that time that there were some surprises in store for me as well. So here, on the last day of taping for our 35th anniversary season, I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many cards I’ve received from young people. I’m touched beyond words." He continued, "I’ve always tried to be straight with you and I’m not going to stop now, so despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good, I’m continuing with my therapy and we, by we, the staff, is already working on our next season, the 36th year of ‘Jeopardy!'"
CHRISSY TEIGEN DRAGS TROLL FOR CALLING HER CHUBBY: Nope! Mother of two Chrissy Teigen lashed out on a troll who tweeted at her that "Chubby needs to get to the gym."Teigen replied, "I hate to say this but…you are not a small person?" The troll was commenting on a photo of her, her husband John Legend and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The model and cookbook author has been open about her weight gain since welcoming Luna, 3, and Miles, 11 months. "Basically I am 20 pounds heavier than I was before Miles," she revealed. "I never lost the last bit because I just love food too much. Just coming to terms with my new normal, when I had this certain number for so long!"
KARDASHIANS HELP OPEN UCLA CENTER NAMED AFTER FATHER: Nearly 16 years after Rob Kardashian’s death, Kim, Khloe, Kendall, Kylie and Kris Jenner celebrated the opening of UCLA’s Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health in Los Angeles. "So proud to announce the Robert G Kardashian center for esophageal health being launched at UCLA," Kim wrote on Twitter. "My wish is that other families can have more information and we can also focus on health and prevention." In a video shared to Twitter, Kim further explained the center, sharing, "My whole dad’s side of the family came to support." He died in 2003 at the age of 59 of cancer.
WENDY WILLIAMS IS IN DEMAND: Kevin who? Just days after filing from divorce from her husband of 22 years (Kevin Hunter), Wendy Williams tells viewers that she is getting asked out. "The invitations for social events keep pouring into my phone and stuff. They really do," the Wendy Williams Show host, 54, said on the Wednesday, April 17, episode. "I was minding my own business last night, reading my book — you know, I love to read — and all of a sudden my cellphone rings." Requests for dates have come in from DJ Boof, who works on her show and Charlamagne Tha God.
ED NORTON SUES LANDLORD OVER FATAL FIRE: Ed Norton is saying that his film crew wasn’t at fault in a fire that broke out and killed an NYFD officer last year. The Blast has obtained court docs stating that his production company, Class 5, is suing Vincent Sollazzo, the building site’s owner. Motherless Brooklyn was shooting last March when a fire unexpectedly broke out; they blame him for failing to maintain the building’s boiler, sparkler system or smoke detectors. Motherless Brooklyn stars Bruce Willis, Willem Dafoe, Bobby Cannavale and Alec Baldwin. Norton and Class 5 have been combating lawsuits themselves over the fire, but they maintain their innocence.Read More »
Another day, another plot twist in the Operation Varsity Blues saga. Just days after her parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charged linked to their alleged $500K bribe to get their daughters into University of ...Read More »
Bella Hadid and several other celebs have joined the many users on social media who want equal attention to be paid to other world tragedies in the wake of Monday’s devastating fire at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. On her Instagram Story,...Read More »
The 56-year-old Demi Moore has had a full life, and for the first time, fans will get an in-depth look at her ups and downs through love, addiction and motherhood. Her long anticipated memoire, Inside Out, will drop September 24th and will reported...Read More »
Kendall Jenner may be a supermodel, but she still feels bad about her body when she compares it to her famously curvy sisters. The 23-year-old tells The Telegraph that at 5 foot 10, she’s noticeably taller and lankier than Khloe, Kim, Kourtney and Kylie.
"My sisters are a lot curvier than me," Kendall says. "They have boobs and I don't have boobs. Growing up being this little twiggy girl, I saw my sisters and always thought, 'Oh, no, am I supposed to be more sexy like them?'"
Don’t worry. She’s okay with it now, for the most part.
"I'm not necessarily a lot like them," she acknowledges. "I like that I have a different vibe to everyone. I like to do different things. And that's OK."Read More »
In newly released text messages, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx urged her top deputy Joseph Magats to go easy on Empire star Jussie Smollett. Smollett, of course, was accused of conspiring to commit a hate crime against himself in a bid to raise his public profile; the charges were dropped. The entire case is currently under review.
Smollett consistently maintained his innocence, but many people, including the mayor of Chicago and President Donald Trump, expressed shock and outrage when the 16 counts against him were dropped.
Many pointed to Foxx, who had previously recused herself in the case, in the ensuing controversy.
"Sooo…...I'm recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases...16 counts on a class 4 (felony) becomes exhibit A," Foxx reportedly texted Magats.
She also compared Smollett to embattled R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been accused of molesting and assaulting underage girls and young women.
"Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16. On a case eligible for deferred prosecution I think it's indicative of something we should be looking at generally," Foxx wrote. "Just because we can charge something doesn't mean we should. … it's not who we want to be."
The texts appear to contradict Foxx’s claims that she recused herself after speaking with one of Smollett’s relatives at Tina Tchen (a chief of staff of former first lady Michelle Obama). In a March 27thinterview with Chicago’s ABC affiliate, she said she told her chief ethics officer at the time: "I don't want any speculation or concern. I don't even want the appearance that my involvement with this case, having now seen or talked to a family member, would in any way impede this investigation."
"As the case is currently under review, we are not in a position to comment on specificities related to this topic," the office said in a statement. "We look forward to the findings of the Cook County Independent Inspector General's Office's review of how we handled this case."
SMOLLETT LOSES ROLE
Meanwhile, it seems that Smollett is out of the running for a leading role in next year’s Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg’s 2003 Tony-winning play Take Me Out.Read More »
WALT DISNEY PLEDGES $5M FOR NOTRE DAME RESTORATION: Walt Disney has pledged $5 million to the reconstruction effort of Paris’ Notre Dame after a devastating fire on Monday. The beloved landmark was of course the setting for the House of Mouse’s 1996 classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. "Notre Dame is a beacon of hope and beauty that has defined the heart of Paris and the soul of France for centuries, inspiring awe and reverence for its art and architecture and for its enduring place in human history," said Disney CEO Bob Iger. "The Walt Disney Company stands with our friends and neighbors in the community, offering our heartfelt support as well as a $5 million donation for the restoration of this irreplaceable masterpiece."
JAMES MURDOCH TO INVEST $1B IN MEDIA COMPANIES: James Murdoch got paid a reported $2.2 billion for his stake in 21st Century Fox, and now he will reportedly sink $1 billion of his newfound wealth into a new portfolio of unspecified media companies. Some reports indicated that the first investment will go toward Artists, Writers & Artisans, a venture-backed comics publisher run by Bill Jemas, formerly COO of Marvel Enterprises.
CHARLIE’S ANGELS/BIONIC WOMAN CROSSOVER: Dynamite Entertainment is introducing a crossover between the characters in Charlie’s Angels and Bionic Woman. "Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman is a story about good people trying to do good things who end up at cross purposes," writer CameronDeOrdio (Archie’s Josie and the Pussycats) said in a statement. "We’ve made a spy comic, with sneaking around, exotic '80s tech and tense undercover infiltration, but it’s also about questioning the track you find yourself on and defining for yourself what’s right, even if it means turning your whole life upside down. I’m really excited to have Soo Lee onboard for this book. The way she draws both the Bionic Woman and the Angels perfectly captures their personalities, while also stylistically representing their differing perspectives." The series launches in July, ahead of the November 19 movie return starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.
WITCHER TO ARRIVE THIS FALL: The new live-action series based on The Witcher is set to launch in the company’s fourth quarter (meaning at some point between October and December), Variety reports. The show is a fantasy series from Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It details the adventures of a monster hunter who battles creates from Slavic lore.Read More »
Joey Fatone Confirms Justin Timberlake’s Own Tour Made Him Miss *NSYNC Reunion at Coachella If you assumed Justin Timberlake didn’t perform alongside the rest of a reunited *NSYNC this past weekend because of his own tour, you’re right! On Tuesday, Joey Fatone confirmed that’s why JT wasn’t onstage when the …Read More »
Fans Drag Kim Kardashian for Trolling Taylor Swift With Perfume Release Date Despite previously saying she’s “moved on” from her feud with Taylor Swift, Swifties think Kim Kardashian is trolling the singer by releasing her new perfume on the same day Swift is expected to drop some new tunes. As …Read More »
Beyoncé Releases Live Coachella Album “Homecoming” With Bonus Tracks All hail Queen Bey! Vulture reports that Beyoncé has just dropped a live album featuring her 2018 Coachella set to coincide with the debut of her Netflix documentary of the same name on Wednesday. <i>Homecoming: The Live Album</i> features the artist’s …Read More »
“Lady Marmalade” Songwriter Files $20 Million Copyright Lawsuit Against SonySongwriter Kenny Nolan, who penned “Lady Marmalade,” has filed a $20 million lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing for breach of contract and copyright infringement. According to documents filed in U.S. District Court in California and obtained by <i>Billboard</i>, Nolan alleges that Sony/ATV …Read More »
Marvel fans should stay off social media if they don’t want to be assaulted by spoilers for the upcoming Avengers: Endgame. Although Disney and Marvel have gone to heroic lengths to prevent any Avengers-related spoilers, it seems that a serious c...Read More »
Kevin Hunter seems to know a good thing once it’s gone. After his wife Wendy Williams filed for divorce following their 22 years of marriage and his rumored infidelities (and reports that he and his longtime mistress welcomed a child), Hunter says he has come to his senses.
In a statement, he said: "Twenty-eight years ago I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams. At the time, I didn't realize that she would not only become my wife, but would also change the face of entertainment and the world. I have dedicated most of our lives to the business empire that is Wendy Williams Hunter, a person that I truly love and respect unconditionally."
Hunter is Williams’ longtime manager.
He continued: "I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans. I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs. No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine."
Hunter concluded, "I ask that you please give me and my family privacy as we heal. Thank you."
Meanwhile, Christie Brinkley is offering Williams advice on divorce lawyers. Appearing on The Wendy Williams Show Tuesday, Williams asked her about her four divorces, and Brinkley, 65, quipped: "If you need any help with lawyers, I can tell you … I have been through the entire phone book of lawyers."Read More »
Anne Hathaway isn’t drinking until her 3-year-old son Jonathan is of legal age. The 36-year-old actress covers Modern Luxury’s May issue, and inside, she opens up about her decision.
"I didn’t put a drink down because my drinking was a problem; I put it down because the way I drink leads me to have hangovers and those were the problem. My last hangover lasted for five days," she reveals. "When I’m at a stage in my life where there is enough space for me to have a hangover, I’ll start drinking again, but that won’t be until my kid is out of the house."
Still, she doesn’t think all parents need to follow her lead.
"I just want to make this clear: Most people don't have to do such an extreme thing. I don't think drinking is bad," she says. "It's just the way I do it -- which I personally think is really fun and awesome -- is just not the kind of fun and awesome that goes with having a child for me. But this isn't a moralistic stance."
Hathaway continues, saying she just wants to live a pain free life: "I’ve recently been on a streak where things are just starting to work, so I can share that with people, and they can take from it what resonates and ignore what doesn’t. I am not some relentless self-improver, but I am trying to learn to live in the world with as little pain as possible."
ON THE HUSTLE
Hathaway can next be seen in The Hustle, with Rebel Wilson. The film is a remake of the 1998 Steve Martin classic, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and will follow two female scam artists who team up to take down men who have wronged them.
"It was really hard not to break in front of her," Hathaway admits of Wilson. "Rebel has this gift where she pulls comedy out of the air -- I don’t know how else to describe it. She is quite reserved in real life, which I was surprised by. There’s an understated quality to her -- she keeps herself like a coiled spring. When it comes time for comedy, it just all comes out."
The Hustle hits theaters on May 10.Read More »