Gwyneth Paltrow has done it again, managing to cause Twitter to clutch its pearls over her epic gift guide featuring a 22-carat gold pipe, sex dust and a banana lamp. Sadly, this year’s Goop Holiday Guide did not include a jade egg or camel milk ...Read More »
The Jack Reacher novels will be headed to a small screen sometime soon, but author Lee Child says Tom Cruise will not play the lead because he doesn’t have the character’s "physicality."
In the books, Reacher is described as 6 feet 5 inches; Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches.
Cruise played the title character in the 2012 film original (which grossed $200M) and its 2016 sequel (which grossed $162M).
"Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," Child told BBC Radio.
"The idea is that when Reacher walks into a room, you're all a little nervous just for that first minute. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," he continued.
Child issued a call to readers who angry with Cruise’s casting to help find the perfect star for the TV adaptation. "I want all those readers who were upset about Tom Cruise to help me out - participate in choosing the right actor for the TV series. We're rebooting and starting over and we're going to try and find the perfect guy," he said.Read More »
How did the fires in California start? The Kardashian sisters think they know. Kim and Khloe Kardashian tweeted separately about the Santa Susana Field Lab, a former nuclear testing plant in Ventura County. "Shocked & furious to learn smoke from...Read More »
Comedian Amy Schumer was hospitalized in Texas on Thursday, November 15th with hyperemesis gravidarum, or a severe form of nausea that can accompany pregnancy. "I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd t...Read More »
Nicole Kidman has been feeling extra chatty lately! After opening up about her struggles co-parenting with her ex Tom Cruise, the Oscar-winner is now discussing her spiritual side with Allure magazine. "I’m spiritual in that I absolutely belie...Read More »
As three wildfires continue to blaze uncontrollably in California, victims of the fires are sharing horrifying images of the destruction. So far, the fires have killed at least 42 people, with hundreds more missing.
Several celebrities have been affected as well.
Liam Hemsworth shared an image of what’s left of the home he shared with fiancée Miley Cyrus.
"It’s been a heartbreaking few days. This is what’s left of my house. Love," he began a caption accompanying an image of their burnt out walls, with the charred remains of the letters "L-O-V-E" that once decorated the space.
The 28-year-old Thor star continues: "Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires. I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger."
He also urged people to donate to the rebuilding effort, and thanked firefighters.
The famous lovebirds donated $500,000 themselves to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, Happy Hippie, a representative said.
GERARD BUTLER + OTHERS
Gerard Butler’s home was also severely burnt. He spoke to TMZ after surveying the damage, choking up: "I feel bad. … There are so many communities here, trailer parks and suburban working-class houses that are completely destroyed, and people have lost everything."
Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Lady Gaga were among those evacuated. The homes of Neil Young, Camille Grammer, Robin Thicke and Scott Derrickson were destroyed.Read More »
Everyone has feelings about Stan Lee’s passing.
The iconic 95-year-old Marvel founder died Monday and celebrities and fans took to social media to thank him for improving their lives and helping to create a socially progressive universe of heroes from every racial and ethnic background, one that featured men and women, and one that didn’t focus on sexual orientation.
But as the tributes poured in, not everyone was pleased. Armie Hammer lashed out at celebs who posted shots of themselves with Lee.
"So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee... no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself," the Call Me By Your Name star tweeted on Monday.
"They... worked with him...?" a reporter responded. "Me.... too...?" Hammer, who voiced a character in Lee’s Mighty 7 said.
"Maybe they're just remembering how it felt to meet him with those photos," another fan opined on Twitter. "That's how I would feel. I never got the chance."
"If Stan impacted your life (ie. All of our lives) with his work, post his work that touched you the most," Hammer wrote back. "Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him."
When someone asked, "What else u supposed to do when someone dies armie," he responded, "If your answer is 'post a selfie' then I think we need a cultural revamp across the board."Read More »
HUGH JACKMAN DIDN’T KNOW WOLVERINES WERE REAL: You learn something new every day. Hugh Jackman, for one, recently learned that wolverines are actual animals, not creations developed for the X-Men. "Embarrassingly, I didn’t know what a wolve...Read More »
GAME OF THRONES RELEASE DROPPED IN NEW TEASER: HBO has dropped a new teaser video for Game of Thrones’ final season. Don’t get too excited: there’s no new footage. But it does show a long, wintry road and the show's ETA: April of 2019. Season 8 will consist of six episodes. Think the final season will live up to the hype?
JULIANNE MOORE IS HERE TO DANCE IN GLORIA BELL TRAILER: Sebastián Lelio has Julianne Moore wearing thick, wide glasses and wrap dresses in Gloria Bell, as she appears to be ready to dance her way through life. At a club in the trailer, Gloria meets John Turturro and they hit it off. "When the world blows up," Gloria declares. "I hope I go down dancing!" Gloria Bell swings into theaters March 8, 2019.
YOUTUBE, DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP: YouTube Music and Dick Clark Productions have set a multi-year partnership for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Under the terms of the deal, YouTube Music will be the presenting partner of the show; the pact also extends an existing deal between the duo on the American Music Awards and the Streamy Awards. The 47th edition of the annual ball under the ball in New York’s Times Square will go on the air live on Monday, December 31 at 8PM ET on ABC. Performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
ROMA TRAILER DROPS: The new trailer for Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is set to Pink Floyd’s "The Great Gig in the Sky." Roma follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker from Roma in 1970’s Mexico City. Roma arrives stateside December 5th.Read More »
Margot Robbie is a stunner, and she says that becoming "ugly" for the first time changed her life. Robbie graces the December cover of Harper’s Bazaar, and inside, she opens up about what it was like to play Queen Elizabeth I.
Robbie plays the Queen in the upcoming Mary Queen of Scots (out December 7th). To embody the Queen, who was scarred by smallpox as a young woman, Robbie had to spend hours in hair and makeup. She says the ensuing transformation changed the way everyone—even people who knew her—treated her.
"I'd say, 'Hey, how's your weekend?' But they wouldn't even get close to me," she says. "It was very alienating. And I felt very lonely. It was an interesting social experiment."
Her colleague Saorise Ronan (she plays Queen Mary) was impressed. "Margot is a very, very good actor who takes her work incredibly seriously. I don't think looks even factor into it. Even when she has a glamorous role, she's got this brilliant, strong presence, and part of that is because she's a very sincere and authentic person. She's very open."
Robbie, of course, is more than just a pretty face. In 2014, she founded LuckyChap Entertainment with the goal of finding better roles for herself, and other women.
"When we set out to create our company, it was sort of a new idea, but then in response to the #MeToo conversation it was all that anyone was talking about. People were like, 'Why don't we make movies for women?'" she says of how times have changed. "Uh, what a revelation, right?"Read More »
Rob Kardashian is headed to court in a bid to lower his monthly $20,000 payments in child support to Blac Chyna, according to court documents obtained by The Blast. In addition, Kardashian wants Chyna to actually pay him, claiming she has way more disp...Read More »
KATIE COURIC HONORED AT GALA HOSTED BY NAOMI WATTS: The Worldwide Orphans Foundation honored Katie Couric at its 14th annual gala this week, hosted by Naomi Watts. She recognized the 130,000 children whose lives have been transformed by the organizatio...Read More »
The 2018 People’s Choice Awards are happening Sunday. Here’s what to know.
Nicki Minaj is opening the ceremony, with Rita Ora and John Legend among the performers set to follow her lead.
There are 43 categories, including 13 newbies, encompassing 6 TV, 10 movie, 9 music and 8 pop culture. Some of the new ones are "The Bingeworthy Show of 2018" and "The Revival Show of 2018."
This year will honor Melissa McCarthy, who will nab the People’s Icon Award; Victoria Beckham snags the Fashion Icon Award; and Bryan Stevenson lands People’s Champion Award for his activism (John Legend will present).
No awards show is complete without a full-on red carpet commentary. E!’s Live from the Red Carpet will kick things off with a whopping two hours of fashion analysis, followed by two hours of actual awards. Jason Kennedy and Giuliana Rancic are hosting the special with Nightly Pop co-host Nina Parker, The Real co-host Jeannie Mai and E! Style correspondent Zanna Roberts Rassi joining the red carpet commentary.
The red carpet kicks off at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The E! People's Choice Awards will follow from 9 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The show will be aired across the cable networks of NBCUniversal, including Bravo, E!, SYFY, Universo and USA Network.Read More »
TERESA GIUDICE WANTS TO TALK PARDON WITH TRUMP: Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is hoping to talk to her old Apprentice boss President Donald Trump about a court’s recent decision to deport her husband Joe Giudice back to Italy ...Read More »
Kensington Palace is serving up sumptuous sides of gossip as Prince Charles prepares to celebrate his 70ths birthday on November 14.
For starters, Charles assures his future subjects (via a BBC documentary) that he will not be a "meddling" monarch when he becomes king; instead, he will follow in his mother’s footsteps and "operate within the constitutional parameters."
Charles has been criticized in the past for his strong political (usually liberal) stances. He says that will be behind him once he wears the crown: "I’m not that stupid. I do realize that it is a separate exercise being sovereign. So of course I understand entirely how that should operate."
BEHIND THE SCENES SCOOP
Plus, royal watchers are finding out more about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s May wedding. Prior to the big day, Meghan’s father Thomas Markle Sr. reneged on his offer to walk her down the aisle after a series of humiliating scandals. (He claimed he was ill; no one believed him).
Apparently, instead of driving a wedge between Meghan and the royals, the snafu endeared her to them.
According to the BBC doc, Charles was only too delighted to walk her down the aisle. Harry said: "I asked him to and I think he knew it was coming and he immediately said, ‘Yes, of course, I’ll do whatever Meghan needs and I’m here to support you.’ For him that’s a fantastic opportunity to step up and be that support, and you know he’s our father so of course he’s gonna be there for us."
SEPARATING THE FAB 4
Since Harry and Meghan announced their marriage, they and Prince William and Kate Middleton have been dubbed the fab four. The brothers have always been unusually close, having bonded over their mother Princess Diana's untimely death, and the foursome—often spotted laughing together and collaborating on various royal projects—was a favorite sight for Palace fans. But it seem that there may be some distance being created between the brothers, with reports of Harry and William setting out to divide their "court" into two separate offices.
LATE THANK YOU’S
Meanwhile, the Palace is issuing apologies for the lateness of Meghan and Harry’s wedding thank you notes, after Princess Eugenie (despite being married six months after them) managed to send out all of her thank you notes to royal well-wishers.
According to Hello, the head of the Correspondence Section at Clarence House, Claudia Spens, sent out this missive: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked me to thank you for your letter of 24th May and I must apologise for the delay in responding to you. As I am sure you can imagine, this has been a particularly busy time for this office and we have, consequently, been unable to reply as quickly as we should have liked to."
BBC’s documentary, Prince, Son and Heir: Charles at 70, aired on the BBC Thursday.Read More »
Nicole Kidman is usually tight-lipped about her relationship with ex-husband Tom Cruise and the two children them adopted together. But the Oscar winner spoke to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (they run the Golden Globes), and was unusually ca...Read More »
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris may have finalized their divorce finally, but they are still going to be intimates, thanks to a divorce agreement that TMZ got its hands on. Per their signed contract, Pratt and Faris must live no more than five miles apar...Read More »
After a seven-year on-and-off courtship, Meg Ryan, 56, and John Mellencamp, 67, are ready to say "I do." "ENGAGED!" Ryan captioned a hand-drawn portrait of them on Instagram. The Sleepless in Seattle star started dating the "Jack & Diane" c...Read More »
Tamera Mowry-Housley has confirmed the tragic news that her 22-year-old niece Alaina was one of the victims of Wednesday night’s shooting at a bar in Thousands Oaks, California. "Our hearts are broken. We just learned that our niece Alaina was...Read More »
What a dame! Emma Thompson proved she earned her title on Wednesday when she attempted to steal a kiss from her longtime friend Prince William as he bestowed the honor of damehood on her.
"I love Prince William. I've known him since he was little, and we just sniggered at each other," she told reporters of their exchange. "I said, 'I can't kiss you, can I?' And he said, 'No don't'!"
The 59-year-old Oscar winner rocked sneakers and a suit at the ceremony. But she was too busy admiring William to discuss her own honor. "He’s looking wonderful and doing so well," she commented. "He said, ‘This day isn’t about me, it’s about you.'"
"It’s really lovely because I’ve always loved the boys, and I’ve always been a long-term correspondent with their dad," Thompson added. "It’s a very lovely feeling."Read More »
Fans have blamed Beyoncé for Democratic senate candidate Beto O’Rourke’s loss in the recent midterm election. According to The Blast, Bey showed her support for O’Rourke on Tuesday afternoon (November 6th), but fans are calling...Read More »
The holiday season begins in earnest when Oprah Winfrey’s annual list of Favorite Things arrives, showing America all of the wonderful things we probably can’t afford this season. The time has come!
And on Wednesday, even the 64-year-old admits that the list has gotten a wee bit out of hand in recent years.
She writes: "These days, choosing my Favorite Things makes me a little cuckoo. What started as an organic extension of wanting to treat people to some things I truly loved has turned into an annual list that takes a team to curate. I then go through every item, picking my favorites and narrowing the selection to my own. It's a process. Because it's important for me to remain as true to my original inspiration as possible. My guideline: Do I really like it enough to want to receive it myself?"
This year, buying the entire list of 107 items, featuring everything from offbeat kitchen gadgets to next-level tech, would cost $13,176.63.
The cheapest item ($13.50) is Truff Hot Sauce. Boyfriend Stedman Graham is a fan. "This spicy, black-truffle-infused sauce is the really delicious deal. But don't just take my word for it: Stedman was a Louisiana Hot Sauce man for 30 years before he tasted this stuff," she enthuses.
The priciest item ($1.525.50) is a Story Bikes electric step-through bike. "My Santa Barbara neighbor makes this battery-powered beauty," Winfrey's description for the bike read. "I love mine because (a) I can pedal up to 20 miles per hour and (b) for every one sold, a nonelectric model is donated to a person in Africa, South America, or Southeast Asia."
Arguably the most random is a Dog DNA Test by Embark for $159. Winfrey writes: "There’s nothing better than discovering your roots—and that goes for fur babies, too. This test reveals a dog’s genetic age and info, as well as breed breakdown, from a small sample of slobber. Incredible!" Indeed.
Perhaps the most infantile is a onesie sweatsuit for adults. Dubbed "The Jumpsuit," an L.A. Relaxed onesie will run you $168. Says Winfrey: "Like a Onesie for grown-ups, this jumpsuit is a pleasure to wear on a long trip because you can curl up in it and still look fresh when you get where you’re going. The stripe down the leg sure does slenderize."Read More »
The 49-year-old Owen Wilson is totally uninterested in his newborn daughter if you believe a recent report in Us Weekly. Wilson shares Lyla with his ex Varunie Vongsvirates but he "refuses to meet his daughter," a source tells the mag. "He even che...Read More »
ALEC BALDWIN’S SHOW BUMPED TO SATURDAYS IN DECEMBER ON ABC: On the heels of the news of Alec Baldwin’s arrest for a parking altercation, ABC is shifting airtime of his show to Saturdays at 10 p.m., as of December 8th. The show currently airs at 10 p.m. on Sundays. "We're making a good show here," Baldwin told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent cover story. The actor recognized at the time that the series might not last: "I mean, who knows if we survive? ABC's not doing very well. We could get out there, show four or five episodes, and be dead." Think it’s on its last legs?
BREAKING BAD FILM IN THE WORKS: Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. TBD if it will be released theatrically or made for TV. Gilligan will reportedly write the script, exec produce and possibly direct. No word yet if Bryan Cranston will return, but Aaron Paul is reportedly on board to play Pinkman again.
AVICII: TRUE STORIES TO HAVE OSCAR-QUALIFYING RUN IN THEATER: Six months after the unexpected death of Tim Bergling, the world-famous DJ known as Avicii, the documentary about the 28-year-old’s rise to fame will be show in New York (Dec. 21-27) and L.A. (Dec. 14-20) in a bid to qualify Avicii: True Stories for an Oscar. Director Levan Tsikurishvili told Variety of the film last year: "That life can look exciting and glamorous on Instagram and social media, but you don’t really have any idea what’s going on behind that."
NBC LEADS RATINGS IN ELECTION COVERAGE: In primetime, NBC topped election coverage in metered market household ratings with a 4.2 ratings/7 share, followed by ABC with 4.0/6 and CBS with 3.0/5, Deadline reports. Fox and CW, it should be noted, stuck with their regular programming.Read More »
Context is everything, and while Zoe Kravitz is one of the most lauded beauties of our day now, when she was growing up, she says she felt anything but. Kravitz, the 29-year-old daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet, appears on the...Read More »
LOUIS C.K. PERFORMS IN PARIS, TALKS NEW GIRLFRIEND: Stand-up comedian Louis C.K. gave his longest performance yet since launching a comeback. The show took place at Le Theatre de L’oeuvre in Paris, an English-language showcase headed by Sebastian Marx. The show was announced earlier in the day. After admitting to masturbating in front of multiple women without their consent, C.K. has begun returning to the stage in recent months. One member of the audience was Blanche Gardin, a 41-year-old actress, his girlfriend. They were first photographed together a few weeks ago.
KELLY RIPA TO PLAY MARK CONSUELOS’ MISTRESS ON RIVERDALE: Daytime TV guru Kelly Ripa is ready to flex her creative muscles. She has signed on to guest-star in the CW’s Riverdale as the mistress of her real-life husband Mark Consuelos’ character Hiram Lodge. "It’s a family affair …….. Hiram’s mistress. 23 years of auditioning for a role I was born to play. Coming soon to the @thecwriverdale," Ripa, 48, posted Tuesday on Instagram. Family affair indeed; Wednesday night, their son Michael, 21, debuted on Riverdale as a young Hiram. Riverdale airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
EZRA MILLER SHARES #METOO MOMENT: Ezra Miller is opening up about his #MeToo experience in Hollywood. The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald told The Hollywood Reporter: "They gave me wine and I was underage. They were like, ‘Hey, want to be in our movie about gay revolution?’ And I was like, ‘No, you guys are monsters.'" The 26-year-old did not name names.
A STAR IS BORN RATING CHANGED: In New Zealand, teenagers complained that the ending of the movie was triggering. (Spoiler alert: the film ends in suicide). In response, the head of film classification added a warning to the Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga-toplined feature, The Guardian reports. "Many people in New Zealand have been impacted by suicide," he said. "For those who have lost someone close to them, a warning gives them a chance to make an informed choice about watching."
JENNIFER GARNER ALMOST SHARED HER ‘BISCUIT’ AT CHURCH: Jennifer Garner almost has a wardrobe malfunction at church. The 46-year-old tells People of the almost full moon: "My skirt got caught in my panties at church a couple of weeks ago and I almost walked into the congregation after going to the restroom with full biscuit showing." Luckily, the mom of three "felt a breeze."Read More »
Jenni Pulos is breaking her silence about her feud with Jeff Lewis, discussing how her 11-year partnership with him on Bravo’s Flipping Out ended, and how she is moving forward. Pulos tells People that Lewis fired her unexpectedly last May in...Read More »
After appearing on The Walking Dead for the last time Sunday night, Andrew Lincoln sounded off on the AMC show with The New York Times.
He says that he shared many fans’ distress at the death of Steven Yeun’s Glenn.
"Because Steven Yeun was such an important part of the rhythm of my years," Lincoln said. "If anything, it’s probably like being in a boy band — you only have each other as a reference point. And then they start taking them away from you."
Plus, he didn’t like the way Glenn was killed (with a baseball bat until his eye popped out).
"We’ve been able to terrify people in film for 100 years without having to show an eyeball," Lincoln said. "When that happens, it diminishes what we’re trying to make, which in my mind’s eye is a family drama set in hell. It’s not a sort of B-movie gore-fest." Lincoln also suggested that "it would be more disturbing just keeping the camera on Maggie’s face," and that "maybe that’s why I want to direct, because I want to make what I’ve been filming in my head."
THE WALKING DEAD LIVES
Meanwhile, AMC is planning to expand the universe of The Walking Dead, with a series of three films set to begin production next year.
"It's not the beginning of the end, it's the end of the beginning. And I like the idea that we get to tell a bigger story, maybe with a sort of wider vista," Lincoln said on The Talking Dead, AMC's after-show about the zombie hit. "I've always been interested in what's going on out there, you know, whether or not there is contact with the wider world."
Lincoln himself will lead the films, which will tell the story of what happened to him post-show. Fan favorites Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol) have also signed new deals. Reedus, who also hosts and exec produces AMC's motorcycle series Ride With Norman Reedus, will make $350,000 per episode on top of additional guarantees and advances in a deal that sources say could be worth anywhere from $50 million to $90 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
McBride will earn an estimated $20 million over three years, per THR.Read More »
Supermodel Bella Hadid posted a shot on Instagram over the weekend that appeared to be an attempt to pre-emptively silence body-shamers as she prepares to strut her stuff in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. #EpicFail, as the kids say.
Hadid shared a shot of behind-the-scenes fittings writing, "I can't wait for you to see all of the beautiful outfits. I'm so grateful to be a part of the show again, feeling happier and healthier than ever."
The photo featured Hadid in knee-high boots and black lingerie. Critics were quick to point out her "skin and bone" appearance.
Wrote one: "Skin and bone…I have nothing against being slim but this is unhealthy on so many levels. Shame on @VictoriasSecret for encouraging and promoting this totally unrealistic image. We must put an end to the concept of looks = value."
Another wrote, "I will never understand why bones protruding through skin is considering beautiful."
Hadid did not respond directly to critics, but she did add a line to her caption: "All body types are different and react differently to a great workout routine and a healthy diet."
Then on Monday, she doubled down on her subtle body-shaming blowback by posting an Instagram Story that included shots from an airplane with snacks: chicken tenders, French fries, M&Ms and White Castle.
While there was plenty of shade, there was sun too, with Zoe Kravitz, Yolanda Hadid, Kylie Jenner and Yara Shahidi either "liking" the picture or posting upbeat comments.
The show is set to air December 2nd at 10 p.m on ABC.Read More »
John Schneider and DeMarcus Ware are no longer in the running for the Mirrorball Trophy. After seven weeks of Dancing with the Stars competition, the two men were eliminated from the ABC reality series last night. With just minutes left of the live ...Read More »
Timing is everything, according to Khloe Kardashian. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star has been keeping fans on the edges of their seats with weeks of cryptic posts that seemed to imply she was ready to break it off with boyfriend Tristan Thomps...Read More »
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Kim Kardashian is responding to a graphic new accounting of her sex life with ex Ray J. J spoke to Britain’s The Sun about their sex life, allegedly sharing intimate tidbits that would make any ex-lover blush. For starters, he claims she owns...Read More »
UNDRESSED SERIES REBOOT IN WORKS AT MTV: The recently launched MTV Studios is set to bring back the classic MTV series Undressed, which explores the dynamics of young adult relationships. Roland Joffe, the two-time Oscar nominated director who created and executive produced the original series, which ran from 1999-2002, will exec produce the new series. MTV Studios is currently reimagining Daria and Aeon Flux (as Made) and The Real World. The Undressed revival news comes as MTV wraps up its fifth quarter of prime ratings growth, its best ratings in seven years.
EVA LONGORIA, AMERICAN FERRERA, ZOE SALDANA RALLY FOR LATINO VOTES: Eva Longoria, Rosario Dawson, Zoe Saldana, America Ferrera and Gina Rodriguez hit the streets of Miami Monday in a bid to rally people ahead of today’s (Tuesday) Election Day. "This cause of getting people out to vote is one of the most important things we can do as citizens," Longoria told the Associated Press in an interview earlier in the day. "It's our job." Ferrera added: "We're not out here as celebrities or actors or our professions. I'm the daughter of immigrants, I am a true blue American, I bleed red, white and blue."
JESSE WILLIAMS CURATES SHOW ON BLACK ICONS, ORDINARY PEOPLE: Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams has introduced a new show at the Philip Martin Gallery in Culver City, "Celebrity and the Everyday" (through Dec. 22), a collection of photos by 80-year-old photographer Kwame S. Brathwaite. He curated the show with Williams and the artist's son Kwame Jr. The icons pictured include Muhammed Ali, Bob Marley, Ethel Parks and Elombe Brath. "You use the lens of media as marketing," Williams told The Hollywood Reporter of the show. "Grey's Anatomy is marketing. Anything on TV, I mean look at the news, it's telling you how to feel about things. Unfortunately, it has been and continues to be incredibly important to have representation in the black community. Despite everything you're being told, despite the concepts and onslaught of conditioning around you, black is beautiful. Your life still matters."
GREG KINNEAR IN TALKS TO STAR IN WAR OF THE WORLDS REMAKE: Greg Kinnear is in talks to star in Fox Network Group’s European remake of War of the Worlds, Deadline reports. The script was penned by Misfits’ Howard Overman.Read More »
Kenan Thompson addressed the backlash his Saturday Night Live colleague Pete Davidson is getting for a joke he made on "Weekend Update."
In a bit on the upcoming elections, Davidson mocked Dan Crenshaw, a Republican candidate for Congress and a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye in an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.
In the segment, Davidson said: "You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate in Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever. Whatever."
The response from Crenshaw and others was blistering, with many castigating Davidson for his "vile" and "tasteless" joke.
On Monday, Thompson appeared on NBC’s Today Show and said that he thought Davidson went too far.
"He Davidson definitely missed the mark," Thompson said. "I think he was more so commenting on the fact that the joke maybe didn't land as hard as he wanted to as opposed to being like I don't care about veterans."
Thompson continued: "My father's a veteran, Vietnam, and I personally would never necessarily go there, but it's tough when you're fishing for jokes — like that's how stand-ups feel like there's no real filters out there in the world when they're trying to go for a great joke or whatever and we try to respect that but at the same time, when you miss the mark, you're offending people so you have to really be a little more aware in my opinion."Read More »
Hours after getting busted for allegedly busting a guy’s face over a parking space dispute, Alec Baldwin was photographed exiting the NYPD’s 6th Precinct. The 60-year-old was dressed in a collared grey shirt and dark slacks and looked sombe...Read More »
Girls getaway! Priyanka Chopra kicked off her upcoming wedding to Nick Jonas with a bachelorette party on Saturday. The 36-year-old documented the festivities on Instagram. "#BacheloretteVibes," Chopra captioned a pic on her Story that shows a bottl...Read More »
A biopic about rock n’ roller Freddie Mercury and his band Queen dominated the box office on opening weekend, bringing in about $50M. It was a good haul for the Rami Malek-headliner, which got mixed reviews, especially as it was up against Disney...Read More »
Early on in her career, Carey Mulligan said paranoia plagued her every move. Mulligan graced the cover of PorterEdit, and inside, she gave readers insight into her swift rise to fame and the confusion that resulted. She said: "I find it all much e...Read More »
Rebel Wilson got blowback after telling Ellen DeGeneres that she is "proud to be the first ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy."
Viewers took to social media to point out that Queen Latifah and Mo’Nique had led romcoms before.
Mo'Nique tweeted at Wilson: "Let's please not allow this business to erase our talent".
Wilson replied, writing: "It was never my intention to erase anyone else's achievements".
Wilson appeared on The Ellen Show last week to promote Isn’t It Romantic.Read More »
RAYMOND CHOW DIES: The iconic producer who launched Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan is dead. Raymond Chow died Friday at age 91. He was one of the first to bring Hong Kong movies to the U.S. Chow eventually produced Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection, Police Story, Rumble in the Bronx and The Cannonball Run.
LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND BRAD PITT ASK FANS TO VOTE: Celebrity endorsements of political action has gone into overdrive ahead of the midterm elections November 6th. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt are the latest to voice their opinion, releasing a PSA together on DiCaprio’s Facebook page Friday. "The future of our country will be decided this week. Elections don't just matter when voting for president. This election might be the most consequential of our lifetime," DiCaprio says in the video. "We urge you to go to the polls by November 6th and make your voice heard," Pitt says. He additionally suggests viewers encourage voter turnout by volunteering at phone banks, texting, and canvassing. Other celebrity PSAs have landed via Taylor Swift, Freeform stars, Jodie Foster, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Logan Browning and more. DiCaprio and Pitt are currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
KATE BOSWORTH TO STAR IN GENESIS: Kate Bosworth is set to star in and produce sci-fi thriller Genesis. Mike Le Han is directing the pic, which follows a mother looking for her daughter in a post-apocalyptic world. Bosworth is diving deep into sci-fi of late; she is also starring in and producing Neil LaBute’s The I-Land, which Netflix has ordered to series. In addition, Bosworth recently signed on for MGM’s post-apocalyptic drama The Domestics and Nat Geo’s series The Long Road Home.
BILL WEIR HOSTING DISCOVERY SHOW ON BORDER PATROL: Bill Weir has signed on to host a law enforcement and immigration show called Border Live on the Discovery Channel. The CNN host will bow the six-part series on Wednesday, December 5th.The show "will document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the real lives, real moments and real stories of those that live and work along its remote stretches," according to the announcement.Read More »
RYAN REYNOLDS, HUGH JACKMAN IN FAUX FEUD: Ryan Reynolds, known troller, may have met his match in Hugh Jackman. Reynolds tweeted a fake political smear ad against Jackman on Friday, asking followers: "How well do you really know Hugh Jackman?" A video,...Read More »
The Jersey Shore’s Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is getting married to his longtime love Lauren Pesce, and his BFFs/castmates are here for him. In the hours before Thursday’s scheduled festivities, Angelina Pivarnick, Jenni "JWoww" Farley and Deena Cortese sent out love via social media.
"Today is the day that the @jerseyshore family gets to see @mikethesituation marry his college sweetheart @lauren_pesce #hitchuation," Pivarnick wrote. "@chris_e_piss_e and myself are honored to be able to spend this amazing day with you guys. See ya later."
Farley acknowledged their roller-coaster relationship, saying she has nothing but love for him now.
"I keep trying to come up with a caption for this, but I truly can't put into words how much this guy means to me. From the crazy up and down friendship we once had, to someone I now call my brother," Farley wrote to him along with a video montage of their photos together over the years. "@mikethesituation, big daddy Sitch, BDS, the inspiration... you are an incredible human. I'm so honored to call you my friend. Your star shines brighter everyday. Can't wait to see you and @lauren_pesce tie the knot."
The Situation also had some sweet words to share.
"Today I marry my best friend , My College Sweetheart, My everything. Together as a team we can accomplish anything," he wrote. "I am so grateful that you are by my side. I promise to be my best self everyday & make you proud to call yourself Mrs. Sorrentino. Love you with all my heart. Here's to our big day."
Sadly, the love fest has a shadow over it. The Situation won’t have much of a honeymoon as he’s set to head to prison for an eight-month sentence for tax evasion January 15th. A rep told People that he’s s "grateful to continue work, celebrate the holidays and his three years sober milestone" before turning himself in.
"He looks forward to completing his sentence and coming home to Lauren, family and friends," the rep added.
Jersey Shore Family Vacation airs Thursdays (8 p.m. ET) on MTV.Read More »
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared an adorable picture on Instagram Thursday, thanking New Zealand for hosting them on the final leg of the 16-day royal tour. Harry took the snap of Meghan cradling her baby bump in the Redwood Treewalk Rotorua. ...Read More »
Harry Styles and Timothee Chalamet are chatting about masculinity, David Bowie and peaches in the latest issue of i-D. (And yes, the Internet is freaking out).
"I want to show that you can be whatever you want to be. There isn’t a specific notion, or jean size, or muscle shirt, or affectation, or eyebrow raise, or dissolution, or drug use that you have to take part in to be masculine," Timothee admits when Harry asks him about the new forms of masculinity taking up screen time today. "It’s a brave new world."
Harry says: "I’ve become a lot more content with who I am. I think there’s so much masculinity in being vulnerable and allowing yourself to be feminine, and I’m very comfortable with that."
Harry asked Timothee: "Sometimes my parents will come on tour and it’s always nice to have them around. The last couple of years have been nuts for you. What role have your parents played in keeping some sense of normality around you?"
Timothee says: "I think the most precious thing I get from my parents – and I try and give it back to them as much as I can – is their love and support. I hope that doesn’t sound cheesy, but it’s true. In your late teens, early twenties you suddenly realize that your parents are human. That doesn’t mean I don’t get really great advice from them, because I do. But you reach a certain age and you take control of your own life. My mum recently put this photo up of her and my dad at the LA premiere of Beautiful Boy and it's heart shattering in a great way, they’re just beaming with pride. It’s almost overwhelming."
ON DAVID BOWIE
Harry asks: "David Bowie once said that, 'Creativity is like wading out into the ocean. You wade out to the point where you can’t touch the bottom, you’re a little scared, and that’s where you do your best work.' Do you agree?"
"I do agree," Timothee says. "It reminds me of a quote – if someone tells an artist that they’re brave, they’re really telling them that they’re crazy. I think that whatever bone gets electrified when I act, there’s always a feeling that I’m a little bit out of my depth or out of control."
Regarding the famous peach scene in Call Me By Your Name, Harry asked if he could still eat peaches after making sweet love to them. Timothee says: "Umm I can, but not without thinking about it… That’s the most awkward scene to see with your parents in the whole world. My poor father…"Read More »
JERRY O’CONNELL JOINS KATIE HOLMES IN THE SECRET MOVIE: Jerry O’Connell and Celia Weston are joining Katie Holmes in The Secret Movie, a film helmed by Andy Tennant that focuses on a young widow with three children. When she hires a handyma...Read More »
Kim Kardashian’s costume as beach bombshell Pamela Anderson sparked controversy, but not for the reason you might think. She and BFF Jonathan Cheban dressed up for Kendall’s Halloween bash as Pam and her ex Tommy Lee. But no one "knew who we were," Kim noted in Instagram Stories.
No big deal, but then Kim told her pal and former assistant Stephanie Shepherd that it was "retarded" that no one knew who they were, and Twitter freaked, calling the term "offensive" and demanding an apology. It wouldn’t be the first time a KarJenner sister got into hot water for using the controversial word. Khloe used the word on Instagram in July and later apologized.
Kim apologized too. She told The Blast: "I want to apologize for what I said in a recent video post that is inappropriate and insensitive to the special needs community. I try to learn from my mistakes and this is one of those times."
She added, "Please know that my intention is always pure, and in this case, it was a mistake. I’m sorry."
BREAKING FTC RULES?
The KarJenner sister can always grab a few headlines with a few scantily clad Instagram posts, but another one of their Halloween costumes had many wondering if they were breaking some laws.
As Kim posted on her page, she and her sisters not only dressed up as Victoria’s Secret angels, they dressed up as Brand Official Angels. But there were none of the requisite #paid #ad hashtags, which left some scratching their heads.
The Hollywood Reporter did some digging and a rep for the sisters told them it "was not a paid sponsorship. The girls "did it just for fun." But, as THR pointed out, VS issued a press release on their outfits.
"The sisters are clad in wings from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway, and Kylie can be seen in the bodysuit Candace Swanepoel wore during the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show," the release read in part, and then linked to all the merchandise the family is wearing in their Instagram posts. Also, late in the day Thursday, Kendall was confirmed as one of the official Victoria's Secret Angels for the 2018 show.Read More »
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan reunited Wednesday night to trick-or-treat with their 5-year-old daughter Everly. The former couple split 6 months ago and Dewan filed for divorce last Friday. While there may have been awkward moments (they’re ...Read More »
Louis C.K. is forging ahead with his comeback, despite the backlash. Many object to C.K.’s return to the stage after he admitted to masturbating in front of several fellow comedians without their consent. Many in the industry, however, have stood...Read More »
While greeting fans at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour in New Zealand Tuesday, Prince Harry stopped to talk to Otia Nante, a 6-year-old who had just lost his mother. Harry, who lost his mother Princess Diana when he was a child, comforted him, sayi...Read More »