JASON BLUM APOLOGIZES FOR REMARKS ON FEMALE DIRECTORS: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum is apologizing for claiming that a woman has never directed one of his films because “there are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.” Blum’s mea culpa on Twitter: “Thank you everyone for calling me out on my dumb comments in that interview. I made a stupid mistake. I spoke too quickly about a serious issue—an issue I am passionate about.” He added: “We have not done a good enough job working with female directors and it is not because they don’t exist. I heard from many today. The way my passion came out was dumb. And for that I am sorry. I will do better.”
ROSIE O’DONNELL SELLING $6M MANSION AMID ENGAGEMENT RUMORS: Rosie O’Donnell is making some serious changes in her life. She put her country estate in Saddle River on the block for $5.9 million amid rumors that and girlfriend Elizabeth Rooney are engaged. Rooney is a police officer in Worcester, Mass., but they aren’t necessarily looking to move in together (they’ve been dating for about a year). A friend of The View cohost tells PEOPLE that, “she’s selling because she is living in New York City full-time now and most of the kids are grown and did not need the big house.”
GIGI HADID DOES NOT LIKE NAKED BODY: Gigi Hadid, 23, may get paid big bucks to flaunt her curves, but she still doesn’t like the way she looks in the buff. “I loved my body when I was curvier and then as I lost it people were still mean. Yeah, I know I’m skinny,” Hadid said at a Vogue conference. “I’m looking in the mirror, I’m trying to eat burgers and do squats. I want an a**, too. I get it, I got it, thank you.” She continued: “Some people are empowered and excited to be naked, and that is amazing. I wish I was one of those people, and I’m not one of those people, and I’ve accepted that about myself and that’s OK.”
TOBEY MAGUIRE STEPS OUT TO SUPPORT EX-WIFE JENNIFER MEYER: Tobey Maguire and his ex-wife Jennifer Meyer are still buddies. The 43-year-old attended the launch of Meyer’s jewelry boutique in L.A. Wednesday. The pair announced their split in 2016 after nine years of marriage. They reportedly looked like two peas in a pod at the event. Reese Witherspoon, Kris Jenner, James Corden, Demi Moore, Sara Gilbert, Rachel Zoe, Rachel Bilson, and Erin and Sara Foster were also in attendance.
WATCH JULIA ROBERTS GIFT FAN WITH RODEO DRIVE SHOPPING SPREE: Julia Roberts ripped a page out of one of her most beloved character’s playbooks and gave a fan a wad to spend on Rodeo Drive, baby! The 51-year-old Roberts partnered with Omaze to gift a fan with a Viv-sponsored spree and lunch with her in L.A. The campaign is in support of GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), a non-profit working to ensure safe and inclusive schools for all. It is also launching in conjunction with the GLSEN Respect Awards, set to take place today (Friday) in L.A.