A political drama about Dick Cheney is headed to theaters, and a full trailer is expected to drop today. Activist director Adam McKay released some early pics of Christian Bale in the titular role on Instagram yesterday, and Bale is a dead ringer for the former Veep. He gained 40 pounds for the role and bleached his eyebrows. He’ll star alongside Sam Rockwell as George W Bush and Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney.
Actor Chris Hemsworth tells GQ Australia he feels “gross” about how much money he’s earned, but he’s no social activist. He’s more worried about his three kids growing up spoiled and privileged. Hemsworth says he once saved for a year to buy a new surfboard with help from his dad, and even then didn’t ever want to use it for fear of damaging it — a lesson about saving and taking care of things you own he wants his kids to learn, too. No indication of whether he has a plan to protect his brood from growing up spoiled.
Justin Timberlake shared a photo of himself working on his computer, captioning it “doing work…on my book”. Timberlake’s wife Jessica Biel took the opportunity to give the singer quite the compliment. Biel wrote, “Always in awe of your big…brain”. So cheeky! Timberlake is writing a book called Hindsight & All the Things I Can’t See In Front of Me. The book is said to “give readers a peek into [his] creative process through an intimate collection of images from his personal archives that range from childhood to present day”. It hits bookstores October 30.
Scheana Marie and Adam Spott are keeping fans guessing about their relationship status. The Vanderpump Rules stars have been spotted at red carpet events and hanging out at SUR—the restaurant featured in the show, which they both work at. Scheana recently traveled to Adam’s hometown and of course documented the visit on her Instagram. The duo took a photo which Scheana captioned “made it to hometowns”; using the Bachelor tagline. Even their close friends aren’t sure where the two stand. Co-star Stassi Schroeder commented on the photo “BF/GF?” to which Scheana replied with a wink face emoji. One source told E! that they are “romantically involved” while another source said they are simply “best friends”. Maybe the answer will be revealed on the upcoming season of Vanderpump Rules.
The World of Dance host Jenna Dewan announced she will not be back to host season three of the show, but she “won’t be able to stay away for long”. Dewan, who is reportedly leaving due to a busy schedule, plans to “return to mentor contestants as much as possible”. The former host took on a recurring role in The Resident which aired on Fox last night.
Before she got famous, Lady Gaga was encouraged to get a nose job — but she said no, because it’s just not who she wanted to be. She told the story while promoting her new flick “A Star is Born,” in which her character’s appearance is regularly criticized. She drew from some real-world experiences for the role, she tells Sky News.
Gwyneth Paltrow is a proud newlywed. She shared a pic on Instagram of her and new husband Brad Falchuck’s hands intertwined and showing off their wedding rings. For what it’s worth rings are pretty simple. Still no public pics or video of the wedding, held on Saturday. It was at a very private residence in the Hamptons Gywenth owns with no public vantage points.
Serena Williams is stripping down for a breast cancer awareness PSA. The tennis star posted an Instagram of herself, singing “I Touch Myself” by Divinyl. The idea behind the spot is to encourage women to self-exam regularly to stay ahead of cancer or other complications. Serena says, “Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key – it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that.”
Lindsay Lohan appeared in an unfortunate online video over the weekend getting punched by a Russian woman after apparently trying to kidnap her kids. So her longtime publicist Hunter Frederick is flying to Paris to check in on the often troubled actress. He says friends and family are worried about her stability and sobriety after the video appeared, and they just want to be sure she’s okay.
YE — aka Kanye West — says he didn’t drop his album online over the weekend as promised because he’s not done yet — and that he’s going to AFRICA to do just that. He told TMZ that his 9th studio album, called “Yandhi” (like Gandhi) still needs some final touches. He’s banking on pulling “inspiration and energy from the Earth” in Africa to get the job done.
Ben Affleck was spotted taking another break from rehab. The actor was seen at church with his ex, Jennifer Garner and their kids, Samuel, Violet and Seraphina. Affleck has previously been spotted leaving his rehab facility for workout sessions and studio meetings. While leaving treatment is a different approach, it seems to be working for him, a source told TMZ — pics of the actor showed him in top shape wearing a tight, fitted tee shirt.
Chrissy Teigen recently shared in an interview with People that husband John Legend is “into her all the time”. The model said that even when she is not feeling good about how she looks, Legend lets her know that he is “still totally turned on”. Teigen has been very open about how her body has changed and that she hasn’t bounced back to her model physique, after giving birth to their two children. Regardless, her hubby can’t keep his hands off, which has been proven in their car make-out sessions and their adorable date nights. So ladies, find someone who looks at you like Mr. Legend looks at Ms. Teigen in sweats.
The main stars of NBC tear-jerking drama “This Is Us” are making bank this season. Milo Ventimiglia, Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley will each receive $250,000 an episode for the 18-episode season. That’s $4.5 million a year, each. Metz previously earned a relatively paltry $40,000 an episode. She said she had only 81 cents in her bank account when she landed the role. This also levels the playing field among all the stars. Milo Ventimiglia had been the lead earner previously, taking in $115,000 per show. They’re earning their keep — This is Us has been scoring a 5.4 in the 18-45 demographic, making it the Number 1 drama on TV.
CNN fonder Ted Turner has announced he has Lewy Body Dementia — an illness that causes severe exhaustion and forgetfulness. He was, ironically, on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss the diagnosis.
MEANWHILE — Turner also had some criticisms for the network he founded nearly 40 years ago — he thinks CNN is too political and too one-sided, thank you very much.
Lindsay Lohan livestreamed quite the video over the weekend. While in Moscow, Lohan came across a presumably homeless family and offered to get them a hotel room for the night. The parents didn’t accept the gesture, so Lohan moved on to the two children and tried to convince them to go with her. When that tactic failed, Lohan started yelling at the parents for allowing their children to be out in the cold when she is offering them a warm place to sleep. Having enough, the family got up to leave, but the actress wasn’t done. She followed them and started yelling that they are “trafficking the children”. Lohan also started yelling that the family is “ruining Arab culture” by not accepting her help, to which the mother replied with a punch that knocked Lohan to the ground. Lohan ended the video with her crying and telling viewers she was “in shock” as the family made their escape.
This is not the end for Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Rodger Matthews, if Matthews has anything to say about it. Farley recently filed for divorce from her husband of three years and Matthews took to Instagram to confirm the news, saying it was not due to “cheating or any dumb s—t” and vowed to fight for their relationship. While Farley has yet to publicly address the split, she has asked for primary custody of their two children, Meilani and Greyson, as well as child support, health insurance and funds for health care expenses. Matthews said the two are in therapy so there is still hope. Fans are probably hoping for some sort of spin-off from their former reality show, Jenni & Roger: Domesticated, that follows the divorce…or reconciliation.
Taylor Swift loves her privacy; especially when it comes to boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Swift is so private with their relationship that she wouldn’t even walk the red carpet for this movie premiere over the weekend. The singer was spotted sneaking into the premiere and even exiting through a back door, according to the Daily Mail. The couple was spotted later that evening, hand in hand, so they are very much still together and into one another.
Kanye West is pulling a Prince. On Saturday, the rapper tweeted, “The being formally known as Kanye West…I am YE”. The tweet came ahead of West’s album release and performance on Saturday Night Live. He has gone by “Ye” as a nickname in the past and used it as the title of his last album, but has not clarified if he is changing his stage name. He has however, changed his social media to the new moniker.
Rapper Nelly has settled the rape suit filed against him. The accuser says she was invited on his tour bus last October, when Nelly forced himself on her. She says she was tossed off the bus after screaming for help, and Nelly threw a $100 bill at her. Nelly countersued for defamation and says it was consnesual. The terms of the settlement haven’t been disclosed.
Macauly Culkin is looking for work, and he’s taken to Twitter to as JK Rowling for his next gig. The Home Alone actor tweeted at the Harry Potter author, asking to be written in to the next Fantastic Beasts movie. No word back from JK. The second installment of the Harry Potter prequel is due out November 16. Rowling took a bit of flack when it was revealed that an Asian actress was hired on to play the character Nagini — who shows up in the Harry Potter books as a snake. Lots of questions to answer. But apparently the casting is racist on Rowling’s part, according to some Twitter whiners.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Walk of Fame, said earlier this week there were no plans to remove Bill Cosby’s star — but that hasn’t stopped vigilantes from taking matters into their own hands. The words “Serial Rapist” and “#MeToo” have been scribbled onto the star. It’s the second time it’s been defaced this week.
Behind the scenes photos have emerged of Tom Hanks in character as Mr. Rogers. The look is spot-on. Tom’s seen sitting in the doorway to his trailer, likely on-set for the film “You Are My Friend.” The pic was released by Sony Pictures on social media. The film is slated for an as-yet-undetermined 2019 release date.
A whole team of law enforcement and first responders, including ambulances and a fire truck, swarmed Cher’s Malibu mansion Thursday. Turns out the cops were executing a warrant on a drug-related charge, and took the son of Cher’s assistant into custody. 23-year-old Donavan Ruiz been charged with supplying the drugs that led to the death of a user. But why all the EMTs and fire squad? Police say they were concerned the encounter could have turned violent. Word is Cher was not on the property at the time, but apparently Ruiz lives in the mansion.
Drew Barrymore thinks it’s great that Kim Kardashian-West was such a fan during her formative years. Kim had posted a throwback Insta pic from the ’90s when she says she was obsessed with Barrymore’s look and style. The actress took it in stride and re-posted the pic and caption to her own feed, commenting “This picture is just JOY!!!” The pair have had social media run-ins in the past, but nothing dramatic. Drew has posted on a few occasions videos and pics of receiving various fragrances from Kim’s beauty line.
Kayne West is a conundrum. West showed up at The Fader offices to discuss his new design for the MAGA hat and the “positive energy” that he put into it. West was sporting the newly designed MAGA hat as well as a sweatshirt with Colin Kaepernick’s name on it. Cue the confusion. The rapper famously came out in support of President Trump but appears to also support Kaepernick. The former 49er was referred to as a Son of a B***h by President Trump for kneeling during the anthem. Meanwhile, West came out in support of Nike signing the blacklisted quarterback saying, “I stand for giving everyone a voice”.