Vice President Kamala Harris shared a sweet new photo of her and her stepdaughter Ella Emhoff happily posing together after Ella’s commencement and told her to ‘keep dreaming.’
Kamala Harris, 56, is celebrating Ella Emhoff becoming a college graduate! The vice president and her husband Doug Emhoff‘s 21-year-old daughter, whom he shares with ex-wife Kerstin Emhoff, 54, had her commencement from The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York City this week and she shared a joyous pic to Instagram with a sweet caption. In the photo, Ella and Kamala, who is called “Momola” by her stepchildren, including Ella’s brother Cole Emhoff, 26, are posing and smiling with their arms around each other.
The young beauty is wearing a gorgeous silver dress with belled sleeves and a purple floral pattern and the politician is wearing a maroon dress. “Congratulations to our daughter Ella on her graduation. I am so proud of you. Keep dreaming with ambition and there is nothing you cannot achieve. Love, Momala,” she lovingly wrote alongside the photo.
Just one day before Kamala’s post, Doug, 56, also took to his Instagram to share a photo with Ella all dressed up in her cap and gown, which can be seen above. “My darling Ella, we are such proud parents! We love you so much, and are very much looking forward to all you do in the future. And, to the other Class of 2021 graduates out there, huge congratulations!” he wrote in the caption.
Ella’s graduation comes while she’s in the midst of launching a fashion career. She signed with IMG Models in Jan. and made her runway debut at the Proenza Schouler at New York Fashion Week in Feb. She also appeared on her first magazine cover with Dust a week later.
Ella Emhoff at the 2021 Inauguration. (Shutterstock)
The talented model made major headlines at the 2021 Inauguration after Joe Biden was elected president and her stepmom Kamala was elected vice president. She showed up to the important event in a dress she designed with designer Batsheva Hay and they later launched a knitwear collection. In addition to gushing over her love of fashion, in interviews this past year, Ella has gushed over Kamala and her role as the first female vice president in the United States.
“It’s so empowering to see someone who’s so sure of herself and is not going to back down. What’s so important about her is that she’s super comfortable with her assertiveness,” she told Glamour about Kamala in Oct. 2020. “She doesn’t see that as a weakness, and she’s not scared. To see someone who is running like that with Joe for the highest of offices—I hope it will open up the floodgates for a lot more women and especially women of color to just run and then hopefully make it to the top. I think that we’ve needed someone like her to come along.”
As Kobe Bryant was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, his widow, Vanessa Bryant, spoke about his legacy as one of the greatest NBA players of all time.
Along with Michael Jordan, who officially inducted Kobe Bryant into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday May 15, Kobe’s widow Vanessa Bryant spoke about his legacy as a player and as a father of four, including Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. “To all those who helped him get here, I thank you on his behalf,” Vanessa began, noting that “Gigi would be so proud” to watch him get inducted.
“He was intelligent, eloquent and gifted at many things … I know he would thank everyone who helped get him here, including those who doubted him.” Vanessa said he was “bigger than life” and “never took shortcuts when it came to basketball.” She also spoke about why he played through injuries, whether it was getting IV’s administered at half time when he had food poisoning, or playing with a broken finger.
“I can see him now with arms folded, a huge grin saying isn’t this some sh*t.”
“One of the reasons he played through injury was because he remembered sitting in the nosebleeds to watch his favorite player play,” Vanessa said, as she motioned to Michael Jordan. “He could recall the car ride and being lucky enough to have a seat. He didn’t want to disappoint his fans, especially those sitting in the 300th row who saved up to see him play.” Vanessa explained that when she asked him why he rarely called out of a game, he replied, “‘What about the fans that saved up to watch me play just once?’ If he could help it, he would play every minute of every game. He loved you all so much.”
Kobe’s daughter Natalia Bryant also honored her late father at the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony by wearing his jacket and his ring. The 18-year-old was pictured during the Tip-Off Celebration and Awards Gala wearing the burnt orange jacket, as her Vanessa stood beside her.
This past January marked the one-year anniversary of the fatal helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe, Gigi, and seven others. On that emotional day, Vanessa paid tribute in a heartfelt message online. “I miss my baby girl and Kob-Kob so much,” wrote Vanessa. “I will never understand why [or] how this tragedy could have happened to such beautiful, kind, and amazing human beings. Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you.” April also saw Vanessa celebrate what would have been her and Kobe’s 20th wedding anniversary. In May, Vanessa wrote how much she wished “you were still here with us” on what would have been Gigi’s 15th birthday. “There are no words to express how much I miss you. I love you, Mamacita.”
“Gigi was very competitive like her daddy,” Vanessa said while delivering a eulogy at Kobe and Gianna’s public memorial in February 2020, “but she had a sweet grace about her. Her smile was like sunshine. Her smile took up her entire face, like mine. Kobe always said she was me. She had my fire, my personality and sarcasm, and she was tender and loving on the inside. She had the best laugh. It was infectious. It was pure and genuine. Kobe and Gianna naturally gravitated towards each other. She had Kobe’s ability to listen to a song and have all the lyrics memorized after listening to the song a couple of times; it was their secret talent.”
Vanessa Bryant speaks at the Kobe Bryant Memorial Basketball in 2020 (Shutterstock)
“Kobe and I have been together since I was 17-and-a-half years old,” she later said in the service. “I was his first girlfriend, his first love, his wife, his best friend, his confidant and his protector. He was the most amazing husband. Kobe loved me more than I could ever express or put into words. … We had hoped to grow old together like the movie. We really had an amazing love story. We loved each other with our whole beings, two perfectly imperfect people raising a beautiful family and our sweet and amazing girls.”
“We love and miss you, Boo-Boo and Gigi,” she concluded. “May you both rest in peace and have fun in heaven until we meet again one day. We love you both and miss you forever and always, Mommy.”
Even Kate McKinnon’s Dr. Fauci couldn’t get enough of J.Lo and Ben Affleck’s reunion, 17 years after splitting — saying the news was just as good as the announcement that we no longer have to wear masks.
Saturday Night Livehas been on fire all season, and this week’s episode hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, 50, was no exception! The comedian was joined by breakout musical star Olivia Rodrigo, 18, for the powerhouse May 15 episode — but it was Kate McKinnon who nailed the opening as Dr. AnthonyFauci. “It’s your boy Fauci the patron saint of Purrell. As you probably heard, we got some very good news this week and I’m not just talking about J.Lo and Ben Affleck,” she began in the cold open. “The CDC announced that people who are vaccinated no longer have to wear masks — outdoor or indoor. But people are confused and have some questions,” she added.
Kate McKinnon’s Dr. Fauci opened ‘SNL’ with a sketch that made a hilarious reference to Bennifer! (NBC)
Of course, the Bennifer reunion has been making headlines all week! Ben, 48, and Jennifer, 51, were photographed for the first time in 17 years as they went on a seemingly romantic getaway to a resort in Big Sky, Montana. The pair had one of the most storied celebrity romances of the ’00s, right down to an iconic pink engagement ring from Harry Winston worth a whopping $2.5 million. While their 2004 breakup was full of drama, fans are so thrilled to see these two A-Listers give a second shot at their romance — including Kate’s Dr. Fauci!
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez seen at the Aug. 2003 ‘Gigli’ premiere. ‘Bennifer’ was one of the most glamorous and high profile couples of the early aughts. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Last week’s episode was another one to remember, hosted by Elon Musk, 49. While it was unusual to see the Tesla founder in a hosting capacity, he charmed his way through the episode that also included musical guest Miley Cyrus, 28. Miley replaced the cold open of the show with an epic Mother’s Day tribute, covering her godmother Dolly Parton‘s classic “Light Of A Clear Blue Morning.” Her own mom Tish Cyrus appeared on stage, as several SNL cast members brought their mothers on-stage for the segment.
Elon followed with his opening monologue immediately after, where he confirmed he has Asperger’s — explaining the condition affects his speech pattern. “It’s an honor to be hosting SNL — and I mean that. Sometimes I when I speak, I have to say ‘I mean that’ at the end because I don’t have a lot of intonation or variation when I speak,” Elon, said on stage “Which I’m told makes for great comedy. I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL,” he added. His mom, iconic model Maye Musk, also made an appearance during the monologue — along with girlfriend Grimes in a Mario Bros. inspired sketch.
SNL has taken a lighter turn since the 2020 election, which was President Joe Biden claim a victory over Donald Trump. Jim Carrey played Biden for a handful episodes, hilariously bantering in several sketches with Alec Baldwin‘s Trump. “Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks, I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…” Jim wrote via Twitter at the end of his short run. “Comedy’s highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!” the Canadian born comedian added.
Olivia Rodrigo brought the house down at ‘SNL’ for her first-ever performance on the May 15 episode, alongside host Keegan-Michael Key.
Olivia Rodrigo, 18, has arrived! The High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star just slayed her Saturday Night Live debut with song “drivers license.” She belted the song out on the stage of Studio 8H, with just the backing of a piano. “I got my driver’s license last week/Just like we always talked about/’Cause you were so excited for me/To finally drive up to your house,” she crooned. Olivia stunned in a silk slip dress with a pink polka dot print, throwing it back to the 2000s with her glossy lips and sparkly eyeshadow. At one point, the stage illuminated red — elevating her feelings of hurt and jealousy on the track.
The Temecula, California native went viral in early 2021 with her signature single. Shortly after dropping, the emotional and relatable tune — which she co-write with producer Dan Nigro — the song broke the record on Spotify for being the most daily streamed. Social media success quickly translated to chart success, taking her to the number one spot in countries like the United Kingdom, Australia and Norway.
Olivia Rodrigo performs ‘drivers license’ on ‘SNL’s May 15 episode. (NBC)
Olivia opened up about her massive success in several interviews this year, including a cover feature on Interview magazine. “Everything is happening so, so, so much sooner than I could have expected. I didn’t have any expectations for ‘Drivers License,’ but even if I did have them, I think what actually happened would have just exceeded any of my wildest dreams,” she reflected. “It’s been something I’ve given a lot of thought to, that Disney-girl archetype. I feel like there’s such a clear trajectory for what that is, and there’s so many amazing artists who have done it before me. I have just always been a big songwriter,” she said of herself, adding she wants to be “as real as I possibly can.”
The breakout star has since followed “drivers license” up with “good 4 u.” On the romance driven tune, the teen addresses an ex who moved on from their relationship without much care for her feelings (an all too familiar and relatable tale for many). Both songs are expected to appear on her debut album Sour, which officially hits streaming services on May 21. “SOUR comes out so soon! rn there are a bunch of things for sale on the shop! i also made a little zine with bits of my diary and little stories about how I wrote all the songs. I’m so mf excited!!!” she wrote via Instagram on May 15.
Kate McKinnon’s ‘Liz Cheney’ wasn’t thrilled about being ousted from House Republican leadership on ‘SNL’s Weekend Update!
Kate McKinnon was on fire tonight! The longtime SNL star appeared during Weekend Update alongside Colin Jost, this time playing Liz Cheney. The real-life Liz was just dumped by the GOP from her from her House leadership position after continuing to speak out against Donald Trump‘s “destructive lies” and other party members who support Donald Trump’s election falsehoods and more.
“Colin, this is the grand implosion of Trumpism. You don’t even know the size of the tsunami that’s coming. We’re talkin’ me, Omarosa, five white women, maybe six… have I said me?” – Kate McKinnon as Liz Cheney on #SNL 😂 pic.twitter.com/zHx5iJTgim
Kate’s Liz shared her own take on the situation. “I was kicked out of the Republican Party — I fell down to hell like Lil Nas X, fracked with the Devil and bounced back up onto MSNBC…I don’t know what happened,” she said next to a confused Colin. “I don’t know what I did wrong. Look at me! I’m everything a conservative woman should be — blonde, mean,” she hilariously added — seemingly about to continue the sentence, but stopping short.
“People are on my side. Brave Republicans, ready to speak my truth and start a movement. And there are more of us than you think,” Kate’s Liz, wearing a blue suit with a blonde bob wig went on. “This is grand implosion of Trumpism, you don’t even know the side of the tsunami…conservatives are leaving me high and dry! What more can I do for you people? I’m against gay marriage even though my sister is a lesbian…and I’m not conservative enough?” she also ranted.
The May 15 episode marked Keegan-Michael Key‘s SNL hosting debut — but the Michigan native is no stranger to sketch comedy! He was a longtime cast member on rival series MADtv, which aired on FOX from 1995 to 2009 (the series also saw a brief revival on The CW network back in 2016). Keegan-Michael joined the series in 2004 alongside Jordan Peele. Although he had a number of memorable characters over his time on the show, he is perhaps best known for the high school themed “Coach Hines” sketch.
Keegan-Michael was over-the-moon about the bucket list opportunity, which was announced on May 3. Taking to Instagram, he reposted SNL‘s signature post-it note image featuring his name alongside musical guest Olivia Rodrigo‘s. “Dreams do come true. @nbcsnl,” he simply captioned the post, which got over 50,000 likes. The official SNL account sweetly replied with hearts, as several celebrities made it known that they’ll be tuning in! Jamie Lee Curtis wrote, “NOW I’LL WATCH,” while Terry Crews wrote several fire emojis. “AWESOME!!!!!” fellow comedian Kevin Nealon added. “Thank you to every friend and fan who supported me along this journey. It’s tonight!” he added several hours before showtime.
Before blowing up in the comedy world, Keegan-Michael attended both the University of Detroit Mercy and Pennsylvania State University to study theatre. His earliest memories of comedy, however, come from watching shows with his father — including The Bugs Bunny Show. “The embryonic beginnings of what the power of comedy was…My father, a grown man, would just laugh uproariously at the roadrunner and the coyote,” he recalled on the In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast. “You’re a child, so your parents are godlike to you. ‘This material on the television is disarming my father.’ That’s powerful. Why is it so powerful?” he reflected.
“I just feel so happy that Orlando found someone that makes him happy, because at the end of the day, for Flynn to have a happy father and a happy mother is the most important thing,” she told WSJ Magazine editor Kristina O’Neill via video chat. “… Flynn has always been the priority for me and making sure that he felt safe and he felt, you know, comfortable. Just putting his needs first, like, ‘Is this in the best interest of Flynn,’ no matter what we did.”
Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom were married from 2010 until 2013 and share a son Flynn. (Shutterstock)
“Even when we were separating, I thought, ‘Is this in the best interest of Flynn?’ And I was like, ‘Yes, it really is,’” she continued. “If you put everything in that perspective it takes it away from anything too personal between you and your ex. It really makes it about the child.”
She went on to also talk about her love of Katy, who welcomed daughter Daisy Dove with Orlando last year. “Fortunately for me, I absolutely adore Katy. I just feel so happy that Orlando has her, just like I’m so grateful that I found my husband a little over a year after Orlando and I had separated.”
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom during a recent outing with their daughter Daisy Bloom. (MEGA)
Miranda and Orlando were married from 2010 until 2013. She went on to marry Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, 30, with whom she shares two other sons, Myles, 19 months, and Hart, 3. In her Wall Street Journal interview, she also mentioned how her relationship with Evan, who she walked down the aisle with in 2017, came as a pleasant surprise after her split from Orlando.
“At the time I didn’t think I would ever be in another long-term, committed relationship,” she explained. “I was just pleasantly surprised that I found Evan and how complementary we are to each other. It worked out in the end for the better, even though at the time it was challenging when you’re going through any breakup.”
Hugh Jackman looked fitter than ever when he was spotted out for a run in The Hamptons. The Australian actor later went for a dip in the ocean.
Hugh Jackman, 52, put his fit figure on display when he was photographed going for a run in The Hamptons on May 15 — see all the pics here. The actor appeared to be in high spirits as he soaked up the Spring sunshine while working out on the sandy beach. The Greatest Showman star even went for a tip in the chilly waters at celeb hotspot, Sag Harbor Beach, before making his way back to shore to continue exercising.
The Australian-born A-lister kept it casual in a pair of black swimming trunks and matching, black water shoes as he went shirtless for the pre-summer workout. Fans of the actor would know he’s renowned for his intense workout routine. In 2020, he appeared on The Tim Ferriss Show and opened up about how he pushes himself to work harder.
“I mentally, quite often during the day, just before I do an activity, imagine that it’s done. That feeling I have when it’s done and gone well. And I go into it with that,” Hugh explained, adding that one of his favorite activities is rowing.
“There’s a reason the rower’s usually empty at the gym, because it’s difficult. And a lot of people want to say it and feel they’ve worked out, and they want to get a sweat, but they don’t necessarily.” He continued, “I have to prepare to look physically a way, but I can’t get injured. So I can’t prepare as a bodybuilder. I have to be able to prepare as a really jacked, ripped athlete-slash-dancer.”
These new pics come just a few months after Hugh showed off his fit physique while doing the polar bear plunge. He was seen running into the low-temperature water at a beach and going for a swim to celebrate 2021. He shared a video of the moment to Instagram on Jan. 1. “Hey everyone, it’s January 1, 2021,” he said at the beginning of the video, “Happy New Year!”
These stars got in touch with their wild side by trying out this trend! See celebs like Megan Thee Stallion, Kylie Jenner, and more rocking catsuits!
There’s one fashion trend that reigns supreme among super sexy styles: the catsuit! This look has been worn by a number of our favorite celebs, and each person who has worn it has put their own unique spin on the style. Each star has worked their look with total confidence, and they’ve inspired us to take a glance back at some of the best catsuits worn by celebs! Let’s take a look at some styles that are simply the cat’s meow.
Meow! Larsa Pippen, 46, absolutely slayed in a head-to-toe cheetah and snakeskin print catsuit from Rich Basics by Jessica Rich. She paired the mesh pants ($95) and top ($85) with a pair of the brands noir mesh stiletto’s ($295) as she stepped out to dinner at Nobu Miami on Friday, May 14 with friend Zana White. The two women arrived in Larsa’s red Ferrari.
Larsa Pippen wears a leopard catsuit by designer Jessica Rich while heading to dinner at Nobu Malibu on Friday, May 14. (MEGA)
“Last night,” she captioned a post on Instagram, tagging the trendy clothing brand. She accessorized with a mini Kelly bag by Hermès, which she carried in her right hand along with a valet ticket. Larsa kept her blonde highlighted hair center parted and straight, rocking her signature bronzed makeup look and nude lip.
Megan TheeStallion has quickly become an incredible fashion icon with her fearless style and brilliant confidence in everything she wears. The newly-minted Grammy winner, 26, took to Instagram on April 3 and showed off her leopard print catsuit. Meg’s own claws were out with her fabulous manicure, and she accessorized the rest of her look with icy hair, sunglasses, a pair of studs, and some dazzling rings. “Lil thunder cat throw it back he can’t handle dat,” she captioned the gorgeous snaps.
Kylie Jenner in an Alexander Wang catsuit [splashnews].Kylie Jenner showed off her love for the catsuit by sporting this fabulous Alexander Wang design. The form-fitting look totally accentuated the 23-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star’s figure, and she kept the look very simple, opting to go minimal on her accessories. Kylie looked great in the ensemble, and worked a confidence all her own!
Bella Hadid in a catsuit by Alexander Wang at the 2017 Met Gala [Shutterstock].Bella Hadidtotally turned heads when she walked the arrival carpet at the 2017 Met Gala in this little number. She, too, wore an Alexander Wang catsuit, which featured stunning jewels all across the beautiful piece. The look also featured a scoop-back element that highlighted the 24-year-old supermodel’s frame. With this dazzling piece, Bella opted not to go for too many accessories.
Jennifer Lopez in concert at The O2 Arena, London, on October 22, 2012 [Shutterstock].Finally, Jennifer Lopezcouldn’t have looked better in this catsuit she wore during a concert performance at The O2 Arena in London on October 22, 2012. The “In The Morning” hitmaker, 51, absolutely sparkled in this look. The catsuit totally fit her like a glove, and she left her fans dazzled by her glowing outfit. But there are plenty of great catsuit looks where these came from! Take a look through the gallery above to see more.
Emily Ratajkowski showed off her incredible figure in several new photos and videos that were posted to her swimsuit company’s Instagram page.
Emily Ratajkowski, 29, is looking amazing in the newest pics and videos for her swimwear line Inamorata! The model, who welcomed her first child Sylvester only two months ago, posed in various string bikinis in the promo Instagram posts and showed off her toned waist. She gave off a confident and serious facial expression in all of the features and proved her new mom glow is shining bright!
Some of the colors of the string bikinis Emily wore included white, pink, and blue. “Three new colorways,” a caption on one of the pics read. She also had her long brown locks down in some of the pics and clips and had them up with strands hanging down in the others. She also wore earrings and necklaces that spelled out her son’s name as she posed outside on a balcony.
It didn’t take long for Emily’s fans to gush over the eye-catching posts in the comments section. “Wow,” one simply said while another called her “stunning.” A third exclaimed, “With any color you look great😍!” and a fourth wrote, “the most perfect mother.”
Emily Ratajkowski rocks a black bikini during a previous outing. (MEGA
Before her new pics and video clips, Emily turned heads in a gray crop top and white bottoms in a social media pic that showed her posing in a mirror while wearing a yellow hydrogel face mask from her beauty brand, Loops and flashing a peace sign to the camera. She shared it on May 14.
Emily’s post-baby photos come after she gave birth to her son, whom she shares with husband Sebastian Bear-McClard, 34, on Mar. 8. She shared the happy news on Instagram with a caption that read, “Sylvester Apollo Bear has joined us earth side, arrived 3/8/21 on the most surreal, beautiful, and love-filled morning of my life.”
Since his birth, she’s been open about sharing breastfeeding pics and documenting her new journey as a parent. She also revealed that although her son was born male, she likes “the idea of forcing as few gender stereotypes on my child as possible,” in an essay she wrote for Vogue.
Lil Reese was previously shot in his hometown of Chicago in Nov. 2019 and almost died. He was reportedly one of three men shot on the morning of May 15, 2021 and his condition remains unclear.
Rap fans are once again praying for Lil Reese, the Chicago rapper, who was reportedly shot on May 15, 2021. The 28-year-old is one of three who were shot in a parking garage on Saturday morning, TMZ reports. The incident occurred in the River North area of the Windy City, and all three men have suffered gunshot wounds with all three sent to hospital in both critical and serious condition. HollywoodLife has reached out to the Chicago PD for a statement.
This marks the second time Lil Reese has been shot in under two years. The first incident occurred in broad daylight on Nov. 11, 2019 in the city’s south side. Lil Reese became the top trending Twitter topic once ABC7 reported that a local hospital identified the rapper as a patient. He was in critical condition after the shooting. Country Club Park police officials told the station they arrived at the crime scene to find blood in a car’s driver’s seat and that witnesses said a man took the victim from the car.
Here’s five things to know about Lil Reese.
Lil Reese is his stage name
His real name is Tavares Taylor. Other nicknames include Reese Money and the Grim Reaper.
He was born in the city on January 6, 1993 and raised on the city’s south side. He has a daughter named Aubri Taylor. In June 2020, he shared an adorable photo of his little girl in honor of her birthday. “Happy bday to my baby she gettin big on me ,” he captioned the post. Aubri looked so cute in a pink parka jacket and little Burberry rain boots!
In 2012 he was featured on Keef’s hit single “I Don’t Like” which garnered Reese plenty of attention in the rap world. He was also a featured artist on 2014’s “Bang Like Chop” by Young Chop along with Chief Keef. Lil Reese dropped two of his own singles in 2012, “Us” and “Traffic” which featured pal Chief Keef. “Us” ended up getting remixed with Rick Ross and Drake and appeared on Rick’s mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah. Lil Reese has also collaborated with the late Fredo Santana, Juelz Santana and Waka Flocka Flame among other artists.
In 2012 he dropped his debut mixtape Don’t Like. His most recent release is 2018’s Get Back Gang. He also has two EP’s to his name, 2017’s Supa Vultures with Lil Durk and 2018’s Normal Backwrds.
He’s had run-ins with the law
In 2010 he pleaded guilty to burglary charges and got two years probation. In 2013 was booked with motor vehicle theft after not being able to prove to the Chicago P.D. that the BMW he was driving was his. That charge was later dismissed. Also in 2013 he was arrested for marijuana possession.
Justin Timberlake visited Star Wars land at Walt Disney World for a family getaway with his son Silas, and shared a sweet video of them playing with light sabers.
Justin Timberlake summoned his inner Jedi on a Florida getaway with his mini-me son. The singer, 40, shared a video with his six-year-old son Silas as they ventured to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World in Orlando, where they built their own lightsabers, and were later seen battling with them! “I don’t know who was freaking out more… me or my six year old,” Justin captioned his May 15 Instagram post. “This was the coolest. Big thank you to @waltdisneyworld for an amazing trip.”
Singer SZA commented, “I know that Aries baby of urs was LIVING AHAha. Lil rocket ship,” while Tom Brady wrote, “amazing” with a series of red heart emojis. Justin also took to his IG story to share a clip of them building the lightsabers, “When your six year old assembles his light saber twice as fast as you,” the father-of-two wrote. The former NSYNC singer shares Silas and their newborn son Phineas Timberlake with wifeJessica Biel.
Back in January, he opened up about raising the two youngsters, when he appeared on an episode of the podcast Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. “I try to be conscious of making sure we can live a life where we’re not weirdly private,” he said. “But we’re conscious of making sure they can be kids for as long as possible and not have the way of somebody else treating them differently because of something that their parents do.”
Justin and Jessica with their son. Image: MEGA
Meanwhile, Jessica recently revealed her two young sons are “besties”. “I think they are, I really do and I really was worried you just never know what’s going to happen and how your older one is going to feel about the little one,” she said during a May appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “[They] just think each other are so funny, and it’s so amazing to watch.”
Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi dished with HL EXCLUSIVELY to talk about the new season of ‘Shahs’ and her exciting new podcast!
Shahs of Sunset season 8 got incredibly intense as the future of the tight-knit crew hung in the balance. So how does season 9 keep viewers reeled in following a jaw-dropping season? Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi has been busy with her new Genuinely GG podcast but took time out to speak with HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. She revealed the upcoming season is “better” and will have fans glued to their screens more “than any other season before.”
“I haven’t even seen it but just being part of the life that was filmed for this season, it was better than anything I’ve ever experienced,” Golnesa said. “Watching it was amazing because the intensity that we have is so different, it has transformed so significantly because our world is in chaos right now and that weighs in on all of us, individually.”
Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that ‘Shahs of Sunset’ season 9 is ‘better than anything’ she’s ever experienced on the hit Bravo show. (Shutterstock)
“We each have a backstory that gets affected by our current situation and I think everything has evolved in new meaning,” Golnesa said. “So our drama has shifted, there’s some similarities that are happening because certain people have repeat bad behavior. We can’t do anything about that, that’s just who we are. But it’s different, it was very refreshing to watch certain shifts that took place this season. I think I would be more on the edge of my seat this season than any other season before.”
The proud mom to her adorable babyElijah, 1, also admits there’s “some sort” of a divide amongst the cast when it comes to choosing sides between fellow cast members, Reza Farahan and Mercedes “MJ” Javid. Golnesa explained, “I think that happens naturally in any group of friends. We’re all closer to certain friends in our groups. So naturally you have loyalty to certain people. I will be very clear about this, I might be more friends and more closer to certain people, but there’s one side that I’m always on and that’s my side.”
Golnesa says the cast members use their group texts as a way to connect and heal their friendships off-camera. (Everett Collection)
The CEO of cannabis wellness brand, Wüsah, revealed that the group of friends who’ve known each other for years use their private group text chats as a way to connect and heal their friendships off-camera. “Those group chats are sometimes very important for us to just talk to each other and be like, ‘Yo, this is not cool. Why are you always upset with such and such. Can we talk about this? Can you do, like, a therapy session for just us?’” she said.
Meanwhile, when the busy mom steps away from the cameras, she’s hard at work on her new podcast, Genuinely GG where she brings on guests with “expertise” in a range of popular topics. But her dream guest is none other than Russell Brand. “I’ve always been obsessed with Russell Brand. Once he went through his recovery phase and just sort of transformed and has been on this neverending path of enlightenment. I just really fancy his brain and his mind so it would be an honor of mine just to be able to sit there and have a conversation with him and pick his brain.”
A new season of Shahs of Sunset premieres May 16 at 8 p.m. on Bravo.
Photos of Harry Style rocking a cop costume has sent Twitter into an uproar. Fans are begging the One Direction alum to ‘arrest’ them after seeing the singer transform into a ’50s police officer for his latest movie role.
Fans wouldn’t mind getting in trouble with Harry Styles. Twitter users called for the 27-year-old One Direction alum to “arrest” them after seeing photos of Harry dressed like a British police officer from the 1950’s on the set of his new movie, My Policeman, on May 14. Harry even donned the custodian helmet — a round, bucket-like helmet that’s a trademark for cops in the United Kingdom — which hung over his eyes as he jogged in uniform.
Harry Styles hustles down a street in Brighton, England dressed like a retro cop while filming My Policeman on May 14, 2021. [Mega]These are the latest photos to emerge from Harry’s new movie, which is being directed by Michael Grandage and is the movie adaptation of the 2012 romance book by Bethan Roberts. This isn’t the first time Harry has dressed up as a British cop for work, though; his cop photos have been the talk of Twitter since the beginning of May.
Harry Style is starring alongside Emma Corrin and David Dawson in My Policeman. [Mega]“ARREST ME SIR,” one fan tweeted over photos of Harry in his cop garb, while another wrote, “EXCUSE ME POLICE! CAN YOU PLEASE ARREST ME. IT WOULD A PLEASURE!” You get the message — everyone wanted to be detained by Mr. Styles. However, one fan took note that Harry’s hat was a little too big for him, and cast their vote for his hit song “Watermelon Sugar,” which is up for “Best Music Video” and “Song of the Year” at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. “He looks so cute as the helmet covers his eyes I vote #WatermelonSugar by @Harry_Styles for #BestMusicVideo at the #iHeartAwards,” the fan tweeted after seeing the new photos from Friday.
harry styles could literally arrest me and i would say thank you
Harry hasn’t just been seen in his cop costume on the film set for My Policeman. He was seen in another ’50s staple — short shorts — with a dress shirt and vest as he ran on the beach with his co-star, Emma Corrin, amid a day of filming on May 7. The co-stars were also photographed kissing for the camera just four days before the beach scene!
If you’re wondering what’s with all the retro outfits, My Policeman revolves around a love triangle set in the 1950’s. Harry plays Tom, a gay policeman who marries a schoolteacher named Marion (Emma), but he also has a romance with a museum curator named Patrick (played by David Lawson). At the time, England had outlawed homosexuality.
This week on ‘Mama June’, Pumpkin tried keeping her pregnancy a secret, while Alana’s health issues worsened.
Even though Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon told her husband, Josh, that she’s pregnant with their second child — she largely kept it a secret from everyone else during the May 14 episode of Mama June: Road To Redemption. Well, almost everyone.
After Josh learned about the pregnancy, Pumpkin urged him to go out and find a job. So after he delivered his resume to several different places without any luck, he begged SugarBear for a job at his company as a favor for previously letting him camp out in their backyard. And fortunately for him, Sugar Bear said yes — but only after Josh let it slip that Pumpkin’s pregnant. In turn, Sugar Bear then went home and shared the news with Jennifer, who threatened to expose it just for the fun of pissing off Mama June‘s family.
Later, during a phone call with Mama June, Pumpkin invited her and GenoDoak to come by for Ella‘s surprise birthday party, which will air during next week’s episode. But that’s not all — Pumpkin also told June that she and Geno could sleepover, so June got really excited about that. She and Geno got so excited, in fact, that they immediately raced out to a toy store to get gifts for Ella. But what Pumpkin doesn’t know yet is that Josh also invited Sugar Bear and Jennifer to the party. And he only did so because he has no idea that Pumpkin invited June and Geno.
Meanwhile, Pumpkin’s been chowing down on unhealthy snacks and regularly running to the bathroom to vomit, so with that on top of Jennifer now knowing her secret, it seems like it’ll only be a matter of time before everyone discovers what’s really going on.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson has also been eating a lot of bad food, and since everyone started harping on her about this week, she threatened to leave and “go live with” June. Oh, and Josh got a tattoo dedicated to Pumpkin — it’s a literal pumpkin with her name on it — to show her just how much she means to him. As soon as she saw it, she barfed in the toilet. We’d love to say it was due to her pregnancy, but after seeing the ink ourselves, we can’t be so sure.
Want more drama? New episodes of Mama June: Road To Redemption air Fridays at 9pm on WE tv.
Jennifer Lopez stunned in a fitted neon ensemble for her latest DSW campaign shortly after posting a major throwback from the Bennifer era via her Instagram story!
Jennifer Lopez, 51, knows the art of a tease! The singer and actress stunned as she posed in a sexy neon yellow outfit for her latest DSW campaign on Friday, May 14. She paired the leggings and shoulder pad top with a PVC pump in one photo, looking absolutely flawless with a bronzed makeup look and messy top knot bun. In another, she held up multiple pairs of sandals while rocking a seductive red lip — see the photos here.
“Summer’s looking bright,” she captioned the stunning photos. The cryptic phrase comes, of course, shortly after her reunion with ex-fiancée BenAffleck, 48. The exes shocked the world with their seemingly romantic getaway to Big Sky, Montana a whopping 17 years after their dramatic 2004 split. Ben could be seen driving an SUV through the town as Jennifer sat in the passenger seat, clearly visible through the front window. In other images, they were spotted boarding a plane together.
Jennifer Lopez attends the VAX Live concert in May 2021. At the event, she performed ‘I’m Glad’ — widely believed to be about her ex Ben Affleck, who was also in attendance. (Shutterstock)
The duo had a “great time” on the trip where Ben even “cooked” for J.Lo. “Ben’s happy they were able to spend some one-on-one time together for a few days,” a source close to the Oscar winner shared EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife. “They haven’t been able to spend time together like this in years, and he really enjoyed her company and catching up,” the source also spilled to us. Ahead of the videos and photo — marking their first time photographed together since 2004 — Ben was photographed exiting a white SUV belonging to the “Jenny From The Block” singer. After the photos surfaced (along with others of J.Lo in the same car, separately), reports surfaced that they had been hanging out at her Bel-Air area home.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the 2003 Academy Awards. (Shutterstock)
Jennifer hinted that she doesn’t seem to mind the re-ignited hoopla around Bennifer with another cryptic Instagram post. The star was feeling nostalgic around her third album, This Is Me…Then, posting a video montage with highlights from the era — including scenes from “Jenny From The Block,” which Ben co-starred in. “All of my albums are very special to me, but This Is Me…Then is my favorite album I’ve ever done…so far!” she wrote. “I know a lot of you have heard me say that before, so in honor of my #JLovers helping it re-enter the album charts AGAIN after 19 years…here is a lil #TBT,” she added.
The timing of the post was curious on several fronts, including the fact that the album’s actual 19th anniversary doesn’t come until November. Further, it’s her LP most associated with Ben due to the seductive track “Dear Ben” as well as “I’m Glad,” widely believed to be about him. “I’m glad when I’m makin’ love to you/I’m glad for the way you make me feel/I love it ’cause you seem to blow my mind/Every time,” she sings on the Cory Rooney produced track. Of note, she performed the tune live for the first time in years at the VAX Live concert on May 8, which Ben also appeared at.
The way they were! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez attend the Los Angeles premiere of his movie Daredevil on Feb. 9, 2003. (Shutterstock)
Ben and J.Lo originally met in late 2001 while shooting mob comedy (and later box office bomb) Gigli. While she was married to ex-husband Chris Judd at the time, Bennifer’s relationship took a romantic turn after her break-up and subsequent divorce from Chris. By Nov. 2002, Ben had popped the question with a $2.5 pink Harry Winston diamond at his mom’s home in Boston. The pair (and the ring) were regularly photographed on red carpets and beyond, including at the 2003 Academy Awards where Jennifer stunned in a mint green Valentino gown. Following reports around a strip club visit by Ben in 2003, the pair postponed their fall nuptials — splitting for good in Jan. 2004.
There’s been several hints that Ben has been back in Jen’s world, including an interview that he gave in 2020 while she was engaged to Alex Rodriguez, 45, which ended in April 2021. “She’s the real thing. I keep in touch periodically with her and have a lot of respect for her. How awesome is it that she had her biggest hit movie at 50? That’s f***** baller,” he said. He once again popped up in a recent InStyle magazine profile on Jen, that highlighted her. “Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?” the Good Will Hunting actor questioned, when Jen replying (in print) that Ben “still looks pretty good, too.”
Angelina Jolie opened up about her new role in ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ and admitted she relates to her character ‘feeling broken’ and ‘messed up.’
Angelina Jolie is back in action in her new thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead.’ And on May 15 the stunning 45-year-told Australia’s Weekend Sunrise that the character she plays in the film is “closer to her that some of her other characters.”
The Eternals star explained to the Australian breakfast show, “What was weird is, I am American, but I realised how I don’t often play American. So doing this very regular, American woman suddenly felt more challenging than even a crazy Maleficent.”
Angelina Jolie looks radiant at a press even in Los Angeles. [Shutterstock]
“I think people can relate to her more, can relate to feeling broken, messed up, imperfect,” she said of her character Hannah. “She’s maybe closer to me than some of the other characters.”
The film follows a teenager, played by Finn Little, 14, who witnesses his father’s murder and then goes on the run with Angelina’s character Hannah, a wildfire firefighter in the Montana with PTSD. The two are trying to escape a pair of assassins.
The film was shot in New Mexico back in the summer of 2019, three years after she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, 57. At the time Brad was spotted visiting her and their kids — Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — in spite of their acrimonious custody battle.
Sadly the couple still have not settled their divorce and in court documents filed on March 12, Angelina claimed that she has “proof and authority” to support her allegations of domestic violence against Brad.
Angelina and Brad were together for over a decade and married for just over two years when they split. The break-up turned ugly right away, especially when it came to figuring out custody of their six children, who were all minors at the time.
After the split, Brad was investigated for child abuse involving an incident with the pair’s then-15-year-old son, Maddox.The details of the alleged incident, which took place on a private plane, were not publicized. Brad was cleared by both the Department of Child and Family Services and the FBI in Nov. 2016.
Angelina Jolie poses proudly with her kids at the premiere of ‘Maleficent.’ [Shutterstock]Despite being cleared, Brad was only allowed visits with his kids that were approved by a court-appointed psychologist. Then in June 2018 a judge ordered Angelina to make sure the children were spending more time with their father and Brad was given increased custody.
The case was supposed to go to trial in Nov. 2018, but Brad and Angelina were able to come to a temporary agreement to avoid battling out in court. Brad’s custody is still at less than 50%, but he saw an increase in time with the children once again.
The devoted mother spends plenty of quality time with her kids out and about in Los Angeles shopping. And she explained in a new interview why she believes it’s “important” to be with them more in the wake of her split from Brad.
“The last few years, I haven’t been able to direct. I’ve been home much more — I’ve done a few films, but mostly home,” she said on ITV’s Lorraine while discussing her new thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead. “But [these are] very important years to be home. For a certain time in my family I’ve needed to be home.”
The highly-anticipated ‘Avatar 2’ is headed to theaters in the near future. From the cast to the release date, here’s everything you need to know about the epic ‘Avatar’ sequel.
Avatar became a global phenomenon when it was released in theaters on December 18, 2009. The film, directed by James Cameron, became the highest-grossing movie of all time and surpassed Cameron’s other film, Titanic. Avatar held that top spot until Avengers: Endgame in 2019, before regaining the lead with a Chinese re-release in March 2021. The 2009 film has now earned more than $2.8 billion at the box office. Avatar’s reign is far from over, too.
After the success of Avatar, four sequels have been greenlit. Fans have been waiting over a decade for Avatar 2, and the film is just within reach. HollywoodLife has the latest updates about the cast, filming, the plot, and more.
The first ‘Avatar’ sequel will be released in 2022. (The Everett Collection) The Sequel To ‘Avatar’
The original Avatar follows Jake Sully, a paraplegic Marine who has been dispatched to the moon Pandora. He soon finds himself torn between following orders and protecting the people of Pandora. The film builds to an epic conclusion where Neytiri kills Colonel Miles Quaritch and is able to save Jake from dying. She also sees his human body for the first time. Jake ends up staying on Pandora to be with Neytiri, and he is permanently transferred into his Na’vi body.
When Is ‘Avatar 2’ Coming Out?
Avatar 2 will be released in theaters on December 16, 2022. The Avatar sequel was supposed to be released on December 17, 2021. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Avatar 2 and the additional sequels were pushed back. The respective release dates for Avatar 3, Avatar 4, and Avatar 5 are December 20, 2024; December 18, 2026; and December 22, 2028. James is directing, producing, and co-writing all four sequels.
Titles for the Avatar sequels — Avatar: The Way of Water, Avatar: The Seed Bearer, Avatar: The Tulkun Rider and Avatar: The Quest for Eywa — were leaked by BBC News. In 2019, Avatar director James Cameron gave clarification about the sequel titles. “Those titles are among titles that are in consideration. And no final decisions have been made yet,” he told Entertainment Tonight.
Why Has ‘Avatar 2’ Taken So Long?
Avatar 2 has taken so long mainly because of the COVID-pandemic. However, director James Cameron initially intended to release Avatar 2 as far back as 2014. Production continued to be delayed until it officially got underway in 2017. In July 2020, the director addressed the sequel’s latest delay in a long message to fans.
“As many of you are aware, due to COVID-19, we were forced into an unexpected lengthy delay in starting the live action filming we are currently doing in New Zealand. What most of you likely do not know is that the pandemic is still preventing us from being allowed to recommence most of our virtual production work on stages in Los Angeles. That work is just as critical to the films as the live action work.
He continued: “Prior to the COVID-19, everything was on track to bring you the first sequel in December of 2021. Unfortunately, due to the impact that the pandemic has had on our schedule it is no longer possible for us to make that date. There is no one more disappointed about this delay than me. But I am buoyed by the incredible performances of our cast and the extraordinary work that Weta Digital is doing bringing the world of Pandora and the characters of the film to life.”
James Cameron is at the helm of all the ‘Avatar’ sequels. (The Everett Collection)
James also explained that the underwater motion capture process takes time and patience. What the Avatar team is doing in the sequels has “never been done before,” he revealed. “It’s very tricky because our motion capture system, like most motion capture systems, is what they call optical base, meaning that it uses markers that are photographed with hundreds of cameras,” he continued in his interview with Collider. “The problem with water is not the underwater part, but the interface between the air and the water, which forms a moving mirror. That moving mirror reflects all the dots and markers, and it creates a bunch of false markers. It’s a little bit like a fighter plane dumping a bunch of chaff to confuse the radar system of a missile. It creates thousands of false targets, so we’ve had to figure out how to get around that problem, which we did. Basically, whenever you add water to any problem, it just gets ten times harder. So, we’ve thrown a lot of horsepower, innovation, imagination, and new technology at the problem, and it’s taken us about a year and a half now to work out how we’re going to do it.”
Old & New Faces
Zoe Saldana and Sam Worthington will be back as Neytiri and Jake Sully. Other returning cast members include CCH Pounder will also be returning as Mo’at, Giovanni Ribisi as Parker Selfridge, Joel David Moore as Norm Spellman, Dileep Rao as Dr. Max Patel. In a very interesting move, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, and Matt Gerald will all be back in Avatar 2, despite the fact that their characters died in the first Avatar movie.
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana are returning for ‘Avatar 2.’ (The Everett Collection)
Sigourney will not be playing her original character of Dr. Grace Augustine. James explained she will playing a different character back in 2014. “Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Aliens,” the director said in a statement. “We’re good friends who’ve always worked well together, so it just feels right that she’s coming back for the Avatar sequels. Her character of Grace Augustine, as fans know, died in the first movie, so she’s playing a different and in many ways more challenging character in the upcoming films. We’re both looking forward to this new creative challenge, the latest chapter in our long and continuing collaboration.”
James confirmed in 2013 that Stephen would be back as Col. Miles Quaritch. “Stephen was so memorable in the first film, we’re privileged to have him back,” James told Deadline. “I’m not going to say exactly HOW we’re bringing him back, but it’s a science fiction story, after all. His character will evolve into really unexpected places across the arc of our new three-film saga. I really look forward to working with such a gifted actor, who’s also become a good friend.”
Michelle Yeoh has joined the cast of the ‘Avatar’ sequels. (Shutterstock)
Avatar 2 will feature a number of new characters. Kate Winslet, who James notably worked with on Titanic, plays a Na’vi named Ronal. Edie Falco is set to play General Ardmore of the RDA, Jermaine Clement will play marine biologist Dr. Ian Garvin, Cliff Curtis will play Tonowari, and Michelle Yeoh will play scientist Dr. Karina Mogue. Oona Chaplin and Vin Diesel have also joined the cast in mystery roles. However, we do know that Oona’s character is named Varang.
The sequel will also be filled with younger cast members, who were revealed in 2017 by Entertainment Weekly. The cast members include members of Sully’s family and children from other Na’vi clan called Metkayina. They reside on giant oceanic atoll reefs under the rule of Tonowari. The young cast includes Britain Dalton, Filip Geljo, Jamie Flatters, Bailey Bass, Trinity Bliss, Jack Champion, and Duane Evans Jr. Jack will play Javier “Spider” Socorro, a human teenager born at the Hell’s Gate military complex.
“We never had this youthful element before, and that brings a different kind of energy to the film,” producer Jon Landau told EW. “They represent the future generation of Pandora and play a very significant role — not just in this movie but throughout all the movies.”
‘Avatar 2’ Plot
Plot details have been few and far between about the first Avatar sequel, but there is some information out there. Avatar 2 will mainly focus on the Sully family. “This is the story of the Sully family and what one does to keep their family together,” Jon Landau told RNZ. “Jake and Neytiri have a family in this movie, they are forced to leave their home, they go out and explore the different regions of Pandora, including spending quite a bit of time on the water, around the water, in the water. I think, why do people turn to entertainment today, more so than ever? I think it’s to escape, to escape the world we’re in, to escape the other pressures they have in their lives.”
Jon also stressed in an interview with Collider that each of the Avatar movies will stand on their own. “Each movie is a standalone movie that we would wanna go see,” he said. “You don’t need to have seen the first Avatar to see Avatar 2. It sits there and we’re gonna take people on a visual and an emotional journey that comes to its own conclusion. Okay, step back. Is that a movie we would wanna make just as a standalone story? Yes. Now we do the same thing on Movie 3, Movie 4, and Movie 5. What we have the luxury of on Avatar is the world of Pandora. We get to keep it there but everything can be new, we’re not treading new ground.”
Avatar 2 will feature a plethora of underwater scenes. Kate Winslet made headlines when she broke Tom Cruise’s record for the longest underwater breath-hold in a feature film while filming Avatar 2. Kate beat Tom by over a minute. “I had to learn how to free-dive to play that role in Avatar, and that was just incredible. My longest breath hold was seven minutes and 14 seconds, like crazy, crazy stuff,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It was brilliant and I was very proud of myself and I’ll probably never be able to do it again,” Kate told Entertainment Tonight. “That came at the end of four weeks worth of quite intense training and it was in the dive tank, it was in the training tank. But I loved it.”
Kate Winslet is reuniting with ‘Titanic’ director James Cameron on the ‘Avatar’ sequels. (Shutterstock)
A photo of Kate underwater was officially released in October 2020. “I was walking on the bottom of the tank,” Kate told Collider about the scene. “That’s a big ceremonial sequence with those huge heavy wings. That was quite scary. The thing is, when you can hold your breath for seven minutes, you become unafraid. Actually, strangely, I was able to rely on my own ability to hold my breath for that long. Somehow I was not afraid, at all.”
Avatar 3’s release date is currently December 20, 2024. The second sequel was filmed simultaneously with Avatar 2 starting in 2017. Back in November 2018, James revealed in a Twitter video that the principal cast of Avatar 2 and Avatar 3 — Sam [Worthington], Zoe [Saldana], Sigourney [Weaver], Stephen Lang, Kate Winslet — had wrapped.
After reports that Harry Potter alum David Thewlis would be in Avatar 2, the actor cleared things up in a June 2020 interview with Collider. “I’m going to be in Avatar 3, which was shot at the same time as Avatar 2, and the plan is that I will be in Avatar 4 and 5, as well. I just wanted to clear that up because somebody got that wrong recently,” he said.
In September 2020, James revealed that he was “sort of 95% complete on Avatar 3” during the 2020 Austrian World Summit. He noted that the team was working on finishing the remainder of live-action filming. The director admitted that production lost “about four and a half months” due to COVID-19 and said the pandemic “hit us like it hit everybody, it hit us hard.”
Avatar 2 is already one of the most highly-anticipated upcoming movies. The film is sure to be a blockbuster hit just like its predecessor. HollywoodLife will keep you posted on the latest Avatar sequel updates.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson already looks like a superhero – and he finally gets to play one in ‘Black Adam.’ Here’s what we know about this upcoming DC movie.
What happens when you take someone with all the powers of Superman – and you strip away the “truth, justice, and the American Way?” What if that being of superhuman size and strength is played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? And what if he’s given a film where he lays the smackdown on some of the most beloved heroes in DC Comics history? Then, you have Black Adam, the upcoming spin-off from 2019’s Shazam!. But, you don’t need to dig through the near 80-year(!) history of the character to watch the movie.
For those who don’t know who Black Adam is, or when the movie is coming out, or who else involved, don’t worry. HollywoodLife has the details you need to know right here.
Who is Black Adam?
Dwayne Johnson poses for the media as he arrives for the world premiere of the film ‘Jumanji: Next Level’ in 2019 (Shutterstock)
ORIGIN: In short, and in the best way to explain this to anyone who doesn’t know comics, Black Adam is the “evil” version of Shazam, Zachary Levi’s character from 2019’s Shazam. However, both Black Adam and Shazam originate from comics published in the 1940s.
“One of the world’s foremost wielders of magic, Black Adam has been both hero and villain over a life that’s spanned thousands of years,” reads the character’s official bio on the DC Comics website. Black Adam was the first champion picked by the wizard Shazam – not to be confused with the caped superhero Shazam – to be a “magically empowered hero.”
“Teth-Adam, or ‘Mighty Adam,’ began as a hero of humanity, but then allowed his power to corrupt his ideals and desires,” reads Black Adam’s bio. “Now labeled Black Adam, he was exiled by Shazam but returned in the modern-day. A frequent enemy to Earth’s heroes, Black Adam believes he is the right person to lead humanity, and any action he takes is necessary for the greater good.” Thus, Black Adam is more of an “anti-hero,” though, with a name like Black Adam, it should not be that surprising that he skews more “bad” than “good.”
In the 1994 comic book series, The Power of Shazam!, per Cinemablend, Teth-Adam was depicted as the son of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II. After Adam’s corruption, Shazam the wizard, stripped his champion of his magical powers, causing him to age rapidly and become a corpse. Flash forward a thousand years and – Spoiler Alert – Theo Adam aides a pair of researchers who discover Black Adam’s tomb and the scarab where Shazam the wizard kept his disgraced champion’s powers. Theo kills the researchers, transforms into the new Black Adam, and realized that Teth-Adam was his ancestor. Oh, and those researchers? They were the parents of Billy Batson, the child who the wizard picks to Shazam.
As for why there are two Shazams, the caped superhero used to go by the title Captain Marvel, which becomes even more confusing when you realize there is a Marvel Comics (and Marvel has its own character called Captain Marvel.) Comics are weird.
POWERS: By uttering the word “Shazam” – a magical word that invokes the names of ancient Egyptian gods Shu, Horus, Amon, Zehuti, Aten, and Mehen, thus S-H-A-Z-A-M – Teth-Adam gains a bevy of powers. He has super strength, the power of flight, invulnerability, super speed, superhuman hearing, an enhanced intelligence, and a healing factor. He also has the occasional bit of lightning-based teleportation.
There have been some rewrites and retcons to his character over the years. Black Adam has been changed from an Egyptian to a Kahndaqian. Theo Adam gets erased, and Black Adam is a slave who stole the powers that were meant for another. The gods that made up Black Adam’s “Shazam” got switched from Egyptian to Greek. Despite all this, the character has had, for the most part, the same powers.
APPEARANCES IN OTHER MEDIA: Black Adam has made appearances in many DC properties. He was mentioned in the “Isis” episode of Smallville. The character showed up in many animated DC properties, like Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Young Justice, and Justice League Action. He appeared in the animated film Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, and in both the Injustice and Injustice 2 video games.
What Is The Plot Of The Movie?
Dwayne Johnson attends ‘Good Morning America’ in 2019 (Shutterstock)
As of May 2021, there isn’t an official synopsis of the plot of Black Adam. Judging by the concept trailer, Black Adam’s history will be more in line with the recent iteration. He was a slave in Khandaq, gains the powers from the wizard Shazam, goes corrupt, gets imprisoned, and now he’s free. But, until the first trailer drops, it’s all up in the air.
When Is Black Adam Coming Out & Where?
Dwayne Johnson is seen here at WrestleMania 32 (Shutterstock)
As of May 2021, Black Adam is scheduled to be released in the United States on July 29, 2022. It was initially set for a December 2021 release date but was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film will likely be shown in theatres instead of being broadcast on HBO GO or a similar streaming service.
Who Is In Black Adam’s Cast?
The Rock attends the ‘Rampage’ film premiere (Shutterstock)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play Black Adam, marking his first foray into superhero movies.
“Like most kids growing up, I dreamed about being a superhero. Having cool superpowers, fighting for what’s right, and always protecting the people,” Dwayne wrote in 2019. “It all changed for me, when I was ten years old and was first introduced to the greatest superhero of all time – SUPERMAN. As a kid, Superman was the hero I always wanted to be. But, a few years into my fantasy, I realized that Superman was the hero, I could never be. I was too rebellious. Too rambunctious. Too resistant to convention and authority. Despite my troubles, I was still a good kid with a good heart – I just liked to do things my way. Now, years later as a man, with the same DNA I had as a kid – my superhero dreams have come true. I’m honored to join the iconic DCUniverse and it’s a true pleasure to become, BLACK ADAM.”
“BLACK ADAM is blessed by magic with the powers equal to SUPERMAN, but the difference is he doesn’t toe the mark or walk the line. He’s a rebellious, one-of-a-kind superhero, who’ll always do what’s right for the people – but he does it his way,” added The Rock. “Truth and justice – the BLACK ADAM way. This role is unlike any other I’ve ever played in my career, and I’m grateful to the bone we’ll all go on this journey together.”
Joining Black Adam in this movie will be members of the Justice Society of America, the first-ever team of superheroes in comic books (the JSA predates the Justice League of America by about twenty years.) The JSA frequently teamed with Shazam. So, it makes sense that they would factor into Black Adam.
Additional cast members include Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, an archaeologist who commands magic through his mystical helmet; Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, the leader of the JSA who flies with magic metal hawk wings; Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone, who can control wind and generate sound; and Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, a man who can change his size and strength by manipulating his molecular structure.
What Is Expected To Happen In Black Adam?
Dwayne Johnson at the ‘Central Intelligence’ premiere (Shutterstock)
So, Black Adam is a spin-off of 2019’s Shazam!. A sequel to the 2019 movie, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, has been announced with a summer 2023 release date. Zachery Levi is not currently listed in the cast of Black Adam, meaning that this film might set up a potential clash between Shazam and Black Adam in Fury of the Gods.
The movie will also continue to build upon the DC Extended Universe of films. This year’s The Suicide Squad and 2022’s The Flash and Aquaman 2 are part of the DCEU. Prior films include Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Birds of Prey, and Zach Snyder’s Justice League.
Black Adam will introduce The Rock into the DCEU and perhaps set him up as either the next great hero – or the next great villain. Either way, it’ll be an electrifying ride when Black Adam hits theaters in 2022.
We didn’t know LeBron James could dance like this! The Los Angeles Laker showed off his moves in a new Mtn Dew commercial.
LeBron James, 36, never ceases to amaze with his talent! The NBA pro is starring in a brand new campaign for Mtn Dew’s Rise Energy Drink where he busted out some serious salsa moves. In the one minute spot, LeBron ponders what his life would be like if he never became an iconic basketball superstar. “Who would I be if I snoozed?” he asks, heading to the kitchen to grab a can of the energy drink. “Skipping practice here and there…if I lost sight of my goals,” he narrates as he kicks back and watches the Looney Tunes (also his co-stars in Space Jam 2).
A pizza delivery then arrives, a food probably not on the athlete’s usual healthy diet plan. “Order for Lee Bron?” the delivery boy asks. “That’s me,” LeBron smiles as he grabs the box, continuing to narrate over the clip. “If I let myself get distracted, I might have been LeBron James — salsa king?” he ponders, as the camera pans to a shot of the “El Grande LeBron” dance studio. Wearing a silk button down and skinny pants, along with loafers and white socks, the Ohio native led a class of aspiring dancers. He looked like he was having an absolute blast as he shimmied to the Latin music!
“Nah, I choose to rise,” he then says, back in front of his fridge. “To rise to the limit,” he adds, as he hits the gym for an intense workout that includes weights and swimming. A crowd is seen cheering him on during a Lakers game, the team he joined back in 2018. “To tell stories and empower all creators. To uplift communities so that every kid has a chance to achieve their dreams. And also keep up with my own kids,” he says, as his sons Bronny, 16, Bryce, 13, and daughter Zhuri, 6, appear alongside mom Savannah Brinson, 34, while filming a TikTok. He shared a slew if behind-the-scenes photos from the cute moment against a green screen!
“But what else?…Mtn Dew Rise Energy. The morning makes you,” he signs off in the directed by F. Gary Gray directed commercial, set to air nationally. The ad includes several other easter eggs for die hard LeBron fans, including scenes filmed at his Promise School in Akron, Ohio, the town he was born in. The drink for “a king with a fierce inner spirit,” playing on LeBron’s Instagram handle (and nickname) King James. Unlike the usual sweet soda that consumers know, the new energy drink is loaded with 180 mg of caffeine, vitamins A and C, along with Citicoline (a supplement believed to improve brain function).
Vanessa Bryant has shared a series of snaps at the new Kobe Bryant exhibit at the Basketball Hall of Fame. The late NBA star will be inducted tomorrow.
Vanessa Bryant has given fans their first look at the new exhibit dedicated to her late husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant. Just one day before the athlete, who was tragically killed in a helicopter crash in 2020, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Vanessa visited with her daughters Capri, 1, and Bianka, 4. “Capri at Daddy’s Hall of Fame exhibit,” she captioned one pic, which showed the youngest in her brood posing in front of a black and white pic of her dad.
Meanwhile, Vanessa closed her eyes, and nuzzled up close to a large image of her late husband. “Love you always,” she captioned the pic, as a host of her famous friends including Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid and Khloe Kardashian dropped heart emojis in the comments section. Kobe’s exhibit, called “Kobe: A Basketball Life” is the first of its kind since Michael Jordan‘s exhibit in 2009. The display, which was co-designed by Vanessa, includes memorabilia from his career including the shoes he wore during his 81-point game, game-worn jerseys, and a screen displaying his Oscar-winning short film, “Dear Basketball.”
One follower commented on Vanessa’s post, “What a beautiful exhibit, honor, and moment you captured. I know you poured your love into this in so many ways and the details and thought behind everything will impeccable,” while thousands of others dropped heart emojis and words of encouragement.
It comes two weeks after Vanessa celebrated what would have been her late daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant‘s 15th birthday. She shared a touching message to her second eldest daughter, who died in a tragic helicopter crash with her dad and seven others in January 2020. “Dear Gianna, Happy 15th Birthday! I love you!” Vanessa captioned her May 1 post, which featured a throwback pic of the pair hugging each other and flashing big smiles at the camera.
“I miss you everyday! I wish you were here with us. There are no words to express how much I miss you,” she added. “I love you Mamacita!” On her IG Story, the proud mom added, “Mommy, Daddy, Nani, B.B. and Koko love you and miss you so much!”
Is your goal a bikini body for summer? Renowned celeb trainer, beloved by Kelly Ripa & Lisa Rinna, Isaac Boots, gave his advice to achieve your weight loss goals & an EXCL TORCH’D workout!
Isaac Boots (real name Isaac Calpito) developed his hard-core yet so fun training method, TORCH’D, while dancing on Broadway in West Side Story. In quarantine, the star used his social media platform to offer his TORCH’D program for free to his following, which quickly grew because of his unstoppable energy and the fact that his method truly works. “We spent so much time at the theatre I didn’t have time to go to the gym and I needed a workout that helped me get through the grueling performance schedule every week but also keep me in shape,” he said of developing the program. “If you look at some of my Hollywood clients like Kelly Ripa,Lisa Rinna, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts and even Faye Dunaway, you see the results.” He isn’t wrong there — have you seen Kelly’s abs?!
TORCH’D is a 45-60 minute flow workout that moves through various levels and positions, targeting the entire body. “Sometimes I focus on specific body parts to determine the order but generally I start with a plié series in second position that acts as a warm up and connection to the core. After, we move into a plank series on the hands and then on the elbows,” Isaac explained. “From there we move into a leg and butt series which starts on all-fours and then moves to the side of your hip. Sometimes I will break up the left and right legs with a lightweight arm series. To take it home we finish with an ab series and then the cool down.”
Of course, as we transition into #HotGirlSummer, so many people have goals to be “bikini body ready” or to “lose a few pounds,” and Isaac offered some great advice on achieving those weight loss goals. “I think it’s a combination of discipline mixed with love. It’s important to make sure you’re just putting the work in and showing up everyday, but also to listen to your body when it needs something,” he explained. “Mine generally needs a weekly visit to Pastis for Brunch. I drink lots of water, eat for vibrancy, and love dandelion tea.” Self-love, baby!
In addition to his TORCH’D live streams on IG, Isaac has also teamed up with Talkshoplive®, the leading live streaming, social selling online network, to bring his fans “TORCH’D Shop Live.” The bi-monthly series gives Isaac a platform to curate and showcase “Isaac’s Favorite Things” from the categories of fashion, accessories, fitness, health & wellness, grooming/personal care, food & beverage, jewelry, eyewear and footwear. “I’m so excited to have my TORCH’D Shop Live Channel on the 1st and 15th of every month. I love connecting with people and sharing some of my favorite things like skin-care products by MZ Skin, sleep-ware by Fred Segal, and even my own TORCH’D merch,” he told HL. “I definitely have some great products coming up for spring and summer, so follow my channel on TalkShopLive and @isaacboots on instagram to learn more.”
Bill Gates spent ‘quality time’ with his daughter Jennifer a week after he and wife Melinda announced the end of their 27-year marriage.
Bill Gates‘s daughter Jennifer Gates made it clear on May 13 that she isn’t taking sides in her parents $150 billion divorce. The 25-year-old, who is also very close to her mother Melinda Gates, took to her Instagram story to share a photo of her and her Microsoft founder father, 65, cuddled up.
“Nothing better than quality time with family members,” Jennifer captioned the pic, adding a smiley face emoji.
Bill is smiling in the photo and looks summer ready in shorts and a blue polo. He has his arm around his eldest daughter Jennifer, who looks beach chic in white jeans paired with a turquoise and white blouse and tan sandals.
The sweet father daughter moment comes 10 days after Melinda and Bill filed for divorce, after nearly three decades of marriage. The longtime couple shared the surprising news in a joint statement on May 3 and said that they remain committed to the “mission” of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in the next phase of our lives.”
Although Bill and Melinda’s younger children, son Rory Gates, 21, and 18-year-old daughter Phoebe Gates, have remained quiet about the split, Jennifer has previously shared on her public Instagram account that it’s been a “challenging” time for her entire family.
The day after the split was announced Jennifer revealed her thoughts on her parents’ break-up. “By now, you have heard the news that my parents are separating,” she posted to her Instagram Story, writing her message over a photo of wildflowers. “It’s been a challenging stretch of time for my whole family. I’m still learning how to best support my own process and emotions as well as my family members at this time and am grateful for the space to do so.”
“I won’t personally comment further on anything around the separation, but please know that your kind words and support mean the world to me,” she added. “Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy while we navigate the next phases of our lives.”
Bill and Melinda Gates eldest daughter Jennifer is an equestrian show jumper and second year medical student. [Shutterstock]Jennifer graduated from Stanford University in 2018 and is now in her second year at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Jennifer is passionate about equestrian show jumping and is engaged to grand prix horse rider Nayel Nassar.
Jennifer gave her fiancee some Instagram love on May 13 as well and shared their engagement photo to her grid. “I can hardly wait to marry you!” she captioned her post, adding a shinning star emoji and tagging New York State as the photo’s location.
Olivia Munn has preferred to keep many of her relationships private, but she has dated the likes of Chris Pine and Aaron Rodgers. We’ve got Olivia’s complete dating history.
Olivia Munn has never been one to dish or gush about her boyfriends. But she’s had long term high profile romances with the likes of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 37, to a five month fling with handsome Wonder Woman actor Chris Pine, 40. While she’s been linked with hotties, the stunning actress says she’s not interested in marriage. “When I was a kid, my mom would always say to me over and over, ‘Never just grow up, marry a man and become his wife. Always make a name for yourself’,” she told news.com.au in June 2020.
“That’s something that she never really wanted for me, ever. So being married, going to weddings, thinking about my wedding gown, and finding a guy to make my life whole is not the same for me. I feel pretty whole as is,” she added. Here’s a rundown of who Olivia dated, though the 40-year-old actress has stayed true to her word and never married.
Bryan Greenberg and then-GF Olivia Munn attend The Cancun Film Festival launch party in New York on May 1, 2007. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Early on in Olivia’s career, she spent two years with One Tree Hill alum Bryan Greenberg. The two dated from 2007 to 2009 and attended plenty of red carpet events as a couple, including the Kickoff Shopping Party in support of the 7th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on April 29, 2008 in Beverly Hills. But the two never spoke about each other in interviews, and little is known about their relationship and what caused it to end.
Chris Pine and then- girlfriend Olivia Munn leaving Madeo restaurant in West Hollywood on Jan. 21, 2010, despite recent breakup reports. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
How did this hottie get away? Olivia was linked with the gorgeous Wonder Woman 1984 star for five months, starting in Sept, 2009 following her breakup with Bryan. The two never walked a red carpet or made their romance official in public appearances. They went their separate ways in the winter of 2010, but not before one last romantic dinner together in January of that year, as seen above.
Olivia Munn and Matthew Morrison put on a massive PDA display at a 2011 NY Rangers hockey game, but no bigger romance came of it. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Then a Daily Show correspondent, Olivia was first spotted with the Glee alum during a private Super Bowl dinner in Dallas in Feb. 2011. She and Matthew then took things very public, putting on a PDA show at a Feb. 20, 2011 NHL game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers at NYC’s Madison Square Garden. The pair cuddled, held hands and smooched in the stands. It put everyone on a new couple alert for Olivia and Matthew, 42, but sadly no dating came after the hockey game canoodling.
Joel Kinnaman and then-GF Olivia Munn attend the Los Angeles premiere of his film ‘Robocop’ on Monday, Feb, 10, 2014. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Olivia dated Swedish-American actor Joel Kinnamen, 41, for two years, confirming their romance in March 2012 after initially meeting in 2011. The pair hit plenty of red carpets together and was public about their relationship, though neither spoke of it in interviews. They ended on good terms, as according to Us Weekly, the breakup had “A lot had to do with distance. He’s back filming in Toronto and she’s now in L.A. for good.” Joel was starring in The Killing, while Olivia appeared on The Newsroom.
After their split, Joel went on to wed Swedish tattoo artist Cleo Wattenström in 2015, before divorcing in 2018. Olivia congratulated her Robocop star ex on his Jan. 18, 2021 engagement to Swedish swimsuit model Kelly Gale, 25, after he shared a photo of the sweet proposal on Instagram. She left a line of several “100 percent” emojis, as a sign of props to her former sweetie for finding love again.
Olivia Munn and Aaron Rodgers attend the ESPY Awards in Los Angeles on July 13, 2016. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Olivia’s most high profile romance came from her three year relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. They began dating in 2014, before splitting in 2017. Though they hit plenty of red carpets together and weren’t shy about their dating status, again Olivia never dished directly about Aaron in any interviews. Except for one big rumor which dogged the actress, being that Olivia was responsible for Aaron’s estrangement from his once close-knit family, including parents Edward and Darla, and brothers Jordan and Luke.
“I was friendly with [his brother] Jordan,” Munn told Andy Cohen in May 2018 Radio Andy SiriusXM radio show. “I met the parents only a couple times. Before he and I started dating he hadn’t spoken to the parents and one brother for like eight months before we started dating.” She then added of the Rodgers’ rift, “I don’t think either side of the road is clean, but I do think it’s not OK when you try to stand on someone’s shoulders and then throw dirt in their face, which is what I think they did with him.”
Tucker Roberts and then-GF Olivia Munn attend the Love Leo Rescue 2nd Annual Cocktails for a Cause in Los Angeles on Nov 6, 2019. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Olivia next dated Philadelphia Fusion e-sports president Tucker Roberts — son of Comcast CEO and billionaire Brian Roberts — beginning in late 2018. She even made him Instagram official — a very rare move for the actress — with a Halloween 2019 photo of the pair. They then made their glamorous public debut by attending the B. Åkerlund and Miranda Dickerson’s A Day of the Dead Celebration in L.A. on November 4, 2019. Later that week, the two were out again at an animal rescue fundraiser. But just as they were making themselves more public, the two split up by the time 2020 rolled around.
Olivia Munn & John Mulaney are reportedly dating after he asked his wife for a divorce. Photo credit: Shutterstock
Just four days after news broke on May 10, 2021 that comedian John Mulaney had asked his wife of six years, Anna Marie Tendlerfor a divorce, there were reports claiming he’s now dating Olivia. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” the makeup artist said in a statement at the time. “I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.” John had completed a 60 day stay at a Pennsylvania treatment facility on Feb. 25, 2021, after relapsing with alcohol and cocaine.
Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this. ❤️⚡️
Olivia and John reportedly met several years ago and remained friendly. When the former Saturday Night Live writer admitted to losing his sobriety in Dec. 2020, Olivia tweeted to him, “Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this.” On Thurs. May 13, PEOPLE reported that the two are now dating. “This is very new, they’re taking it slowly,” a source close to Mulaney told the publication, adding, “They met at church in Los Angeles.”
Melissa Gorga revealed on ‘RHONJ’ that she believes Teresa Giudice and BF Luis Ruelas will marry. Now she tells us EXCLUSIVELY exactly why she thinks they’re headed to the altar.
It’s obvious to all Real Housewives of New Jersey fans that Teresa Giudice and boyfriend Luis “Louie” Ruelas are absolutely head over heels in love. Even back in the earlier days of their relationship, Melissa Gorga believed that her sister-in law-had found the man she would one day marry. She tells HollywoodLife.com in an EXCLUSIVE new interview, “I just don’t think he’s a fling. I think that they’re very serious about each other and they love each other very much.” She adds, “I could tell if he was a fling and he just doesn’t feel like a fling.”
On the May 5 episode of the RHONJ, Melissa told co-stars Jackie Goldschneider and Margaret Josephs. “I believe this is her husband,” when it came to Teresa marrying Luis in the future. And since the episode was taped in mid-Oct. 2020, Melissa caught on quickly to how real the feelings were between the 48-year-old reality star and her 47-year-old businessman beau. Tre didn’t even reveal to the public that she had a “new boyfriend” until a Nov. 2020 Facebook post.
Melissa Gorga is cheering on Teresa Giudice’s romance with Louie Ruelas, even saying that her sister-in-law has found her new ‘husband.’ Photo credit: Shutterstock.
In a confessional, Melissa, 42, revealed, “I don’t know everything there is to know about love, but I do know when two people go out of their way for one another, they can’t take their eyes off each other, and she totally lets her guard down with him. And that’s how I really know that it’s the one.”
Melissa isn’t the only RHONJ star rooting for a marriage between Teresa and Louie. Dolores Catania revealed while appearing on an episode of HollywoodLife TVTalk on April 8, 2021, “I’m so happy and I hope that she gets married again,” like “tomorrow,” because “he’s an amazing human being and I want to see her happy,” she explained. “I want to see someone love her the way he does and it’s such a beautiful thing.”
Teresa and her ex-husband Joe Giudicefinalized their divorce in Sept. 2020 after 20 years of marriage. In Nov. she revealed to fans that she had a new “boyfriend” by showing a photo of her and Louie — then still a mystery man — from behind at a high school athletic event to her Facebook page. By Dec. 22, 2020, Teresa made Louie Instagram official, posting a photo of them sitting together and looking so blissfully happy. She wrote in the caption, “The BEST thing that came out of 2020,” along with a red heart emoji.
The couple’s love and affection just kept building from there. By the time Tre appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on March 24,2021, she said their sex life is “amazing” as they “can’t keep their hands off each other.” The mother of four even hinted that a marriage could be on the horizon, saying she “feels it.” When Andy asked her if the pair had discussed tying the knot, Teresa blushed and said “I feel it. We’ll see what happens. I really feel like he’s my soulmate.” She was positively glowing throughout the show as she gushed about Louie. Now even her co-stars are cheering on a wedding between Teresa and Louie.
Alex Rodriguez enjoyed a family night with his girls Natasha, 16, and Ella, 13, amid ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez’s reunion with Ben Affleck.
Alex Rodriguez, 45, seems to be keeping busy with his family following Bennifer’s surprise reunion. The former Yankee player shared as photo of a dinner with his daughter Natasha, 16, and Ella, 13, to his Instagram account on Thursday, May 13. “Din din with my girls! #DaddyDinnerDate,” he captioned the sweet photo of the group around a set table.
They appeared to be enjoying various skewers, grilled vegetables and rice, which were beautifully laid out in dishes on the square table. In the photo, Alex appeared to be handing a skewer to Natasha. Ella appeared to be busy on her phone texting for the candid moment as her dad flashed a closed mouth smile. Various family photos could be seen behind them, but none including A-Rod’s ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez, 51.
Just days ago, Alex avoided answering reporter questions about Jen’s reignited romance with Ben Affleck, 48. A-Rod was dressed in a gray suit and blue dress shirt as he headed into a Miami restaurant, just four weeks after he and Jennifer confirmed their split to the TODAY show. Bennifer’s shocking reunion comes 17 years after the pair ended their highly publicized engagement (and Jen reportedly returned the $2.5 million pink diamond ring, designed by jeweler Harry Winston).
The Gigli co-stars appeared to enjoy a romantic getaway to Big Sky, Montana, which is one of Ben’s favorite spots. He was in the drivers seat of a large SUV as Jennifer rode in the passenger, clearly visible through the car windows. The low key trip was a chance for the two stars to reconnect after so many years, a source told HollywoodLife. “Ben had a great time with Jen in Montana, and he’s happy they were able to spend some one-on-one time together for a few days,” a source close to the Oscar winner EXCLUSIVELY told HL. “He isn’t putting any expectations on things and is taking things one day at a time. Ben pulled out a few stops by trying to impress Jen during their trip, and he even cooked for her on one or two occasions,” they also revealed of the trip.
Ben leans in for a kiss during a shoot for Jennifer’s ‘Jenny From The Block’ video in 2002. (Credit: RAMEY PHOTO)
Although Bennifer’s split was drama-filled back in 2004 (intense media scrutiny and an ill-fated Vancouver strip club visit both played a role), the pair were able to forage a friendship more recently. In 2020, Ben praised Jen for having her “biggest movie at 50” with Hustlers, and later expressed his appreciation for her work ethic in a recent InStyle article. “Where are you keeping the fountain of youth? Why do you look the same as you did in 2003 and it kind of looks like I’m in my 40s…at best?” the Boston native wrote in the short entry. At some point, the friendly vibes led to some flirty emails.
“I thought I had a good work ethic, but I was completely humbled and blown away by what she was committed to doing day in and day out,” he added. “She remains, to this day, the hardest-working person I’ve come across in this business,” he said. “She has great talent, but she has also worked very hard for her success, and I’m so happy for her that she seems, at long last, to be getting the credit she deserves.” Jen was absolutely flattered by the kind words, replying, “Ben is funny! He still looks pretty good too.”
John Mulaney is reportedly dating Olivia Munn after splitting from wife of 7 years Anna Marie Tendler.
Olivia Munn, 40, sent will wishes to John Mulaney, 38, in December 2020 as he checked into a rehab facility — over 5 months before their reported romance. “Sending SO MUCH love and support to John Mulaney. You got this,” she posted on her profile, alongside heart and lightning bolt emojis. The tweet came amid fans and other celebrities reacted to news that the former Saturday Night Live staffer was seeking help for alcohol and drug addictions. He stayed in the Pennsylvania facility for 60 days.
Olivia Munn’s tweet to John Mulaney. (Credit: Twitter)
The tweet resurfaced hours after a report that the two are dating. “This is very new, they’re taking it slowly,” a source told People magazine, also revealing “they met at church in Los Angeles.” HollywoodLife reached out to both John and Olivia’s reps for comment on the news. The surprising relationship comes only three days after another report that John was ending his 7 year marriage to artist Anna Marie Tendler.
Reports surfaced on May 13, 2021 that John Mulaney and Olivia Munn are dating. (Shutterstock)
“John will not have any further comment as he continues to focus on his recovery and getting back to work,” a spokesperson for John shared. Anna also issued a statement. “I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” she said. “I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.”
John Mulaney and Anna Marie Tendler are ending their 7 year marriage. (Credit: Shutterstock)
Olivia has had several high profile romances in the past, including a relationship with NFL star Aaron Rodgers (who is now engaged to Shailene Woodley) from 2014-2017. After that, Olivia dated Tucker Roberts for about a year, but the pair split in 2019.
John has previously been open about his struggles around addiction, revealing he began drinking at just 13. “Alcohol is addictive…I drank for attention,” he said to Esquire in Dec. 2019. “I was really outgoing, and then at twelve, I wasn’t. I didn’t know how to act. And then I was drinking, and I was hilarious again,” he explained, noting he began to do drugs shortly after. “I never liked smoking pot. Then I tried cocaine, and I loved it. I wasn’t a good athlete, so maybe it was some young male thing of This is the physical feat I can do. Three Vicodin and a tequila and I’m still standing. Who’s the athlete now?” he went on.
One week before Olivia Rodrigo drops her debut album – and right before she makes her debut ‘SNL’ performance – the young starlet released her new single, ‘good 4 u.’
2021 continues to belong to Olivia Rodrigo. After dominating the charts at the start of the year with “Drivers License,” and following up with a double dash of “deja vu,” Olivia, 18, gave fans one last taste of her upcoming album, Sour, in the form of “good 4 u.” The new song, released on Friday (May 14), comes one week before her debut project hits streaming services, and on the eve of her highly-anticipated Saturday Night Live performance. As you can see in the video above, and hear in the lyrics, good 4 u” is a song in which Olivia addresses her former partner for quickly moving on from their relationship without much of an issue or any care towards her at all.
“It’s interesting, heartbreaks when you’re 16 or 17,” Olivia said in an in-depth interview with The Guardian, “because you don’t yet have that perspective of knowing that life goes on and you’re gonna meet other people; that it wasn’t the only happy experience you’ll ever have.” During the chat, Olivia clapped back at the “sexist criticism of songwriters like me being told that they only write songs about boys” by pointing out that she hasn’t experienced much else in her short life. “I don’t really understand what people want me to write about; do you want me to write a song about income taxes? How am I going to write an emotional song about that?”
Olivia Rodrigo at the 2021 BRIT Awards (Shutterstock)
“I think there’s a lot of strength in saying: I don’t know anything and I feel so insecure and unwanted,” she added. “If I were a younger person looking up to my favorite songwriter, I’d be really moved by that so I hope I can provide that.” She also said that as a Filipino-American, she’s glad to represent girls who look like her. “It’s hard for anyone to grow up in this media where it feels like if you don’t have European features and blond hair and blue eyes, you’re not traditionally pretty.”
Olivia has been the star of the music world since “Drivers License” debuted at the top position on the Billboard Hot 100. Her song stayed at No. 1 for eight consecutive weeks, breaking Spotify streaming records in one of the most dominant debuts in history. It received more than 21 million streams and 16,000 digital downloads in its first three days, according to Billboard. In the three months since its release, “Drivers License” has already been certified double-Platinum. On the Friday before her SNL performance, it was still within the Top 20 of the Hot 100. While “deja vu” wasn’t able to replicate the “Drivers License” success – and it would unfair to Olivia to expect that – it still debuted at No. 8 on the Hot 100, making her the “first artist to send her first two proper singles straight onto the Hot 100 in the top 10,” per Billboard.
Porsha Williams sudden surprise engagement to Simon Guobadia after a month of dating has fans wondering if the ‘RHOA’ star is pregnant with his child.
Porsha Williams stunned fans when she revealed in a May 10 Instagram post that she was engaged to alleged pal FalynnGuobadia‘s estranged husband Simon Guobadia, after dating for just four weeks. Fans were quick to wonder if the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was pregnant, with a baby being the cause for the sudden rush. In a May 9 Mother’s Day Instagram photo where she debuted her diamond ring from Simon, Porsha wore a very loose fitting, colorful dress that completely hid her figure. In other words, there’s a lot of speculation about what the heck is suddenly happening in the 39-year-old’s personal life.
“She knows it’s fast so of course she knows people are speculating she’s pregnant, but she’s not,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s toasting drinks and doing shots on social media to prove it.” Porsha shared an Instagram video on Thurs. May 13 showing her at brunch doing a cocktail toast for BFF Shamea Morton‘s birthday. Then she took things a step further.
The reality star also shared a series of Instagram photos a few hours later wearing a skin-tight, bright red bodysuit, where her killer abs were tight as a drum with no sign of a baby bump. The photos appeared current, as she could be seen wearing what looked like the diamond engagement ring that Simon gave her. But fans had mixed reactions. User @hellomrblowe commented, “Welp. This kills the preggo rumors,” but follower @brianaanna snarked, “I love you Porsha but you ain’t fooling us. I know this is an old picture, show that baby bump.”
“She hasn’t started wedding planning quite yet, but she’s on cloud nine and very happy to begin this next chapter of her life,” our insider explains about Porsha’s surprise engagement to Simon after only a month of dating. The source also made it clear that she wasn’t a home wrecker, as Simon and Falynn were no longer a couple when things started heating up.
“Porsha had nothing to do with the [dissolution] of Simon and Falynn’s marriage. Simon filed in January, so he was completely single,” our source reveals. The engagement news did catch fans off guard because Simon and Falynn only revealed their split to fans in Apr. 22 Instagram posts. Though Porsha assured fans in her May 10 Instagram post that Simon filed to divorce Falynn in Jan. 2021, long before she got together with him.
Porsha wrote at the time, “I get the optics but Simon filed for divorce from a previous marriage in January. I had nothing to do with their divorce filing. That’s between the two of them.” She also claimed that “Falynn and I are not friends, and Simon’s divorce has been settled.” Which might confuse viewers, as Porsha and Falynn were portrayed as friends on the two RHOA season 13 episodes where Falynn and Simon first appeared as a happily married couple. “Porsha didn’t even meet Falynn until she showed up to filming [last summer] so there was no friendship between them before [she appeared on the show],” our insider explains, backing up Porsha’s claim.
With all of the drama in Porsha Williams’ life, season 14 of ‘RHOA’ should be must-see TV. Photo credit: BRAVO.
The reality star stunned fans when she posted a selfie with Simon on May 10 and shared, “Our relationship began a month ago— yes we are crazy in love. I know it’s fast but we are living life each day to its fullest. I choose happiness every morning and every night. Tuning out all negative energy and only focused on positive wishes. He makes me so happy and to me, that is what matters most.” Porsha had previously been engaged to Dennis McKinley, the father of her two-year-old daughter Pilar Jhena. But they broke things off after he admitted to cheating on her.
Now the two happily co-parent PJ, who is going to have two daddies since Simon will be her new stepdad. Porsha told fans, “Simon and Dennis are committed to being respectful and supportive of my happiness in this situation, as well as being the best co-parents they can be to baby PJ. Two black men stepping up and being amazing people-let’s praise them!!!!” Now some fans are still going to remain on bump watch to see if Porsha will end up giving PJ a sibling with Simon. And season 14 of RHOA should be filled with SO much drama thanks to Porsha’s storyline alone.
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“I think in season 1 we got to see them sort of discover each other in the drama club and find each other. In season 2, we sort of pick up right where we left off, but you get to see them sort of figuring out how to navigate this relationship together now that they’re boyfriends,” Joe told HollywoodLife during the show’s season 2 press junket. “It’s really sweet, and I’m really excited to go on the journey with everyone.”
Joe Serafini and Frankie Rodriguez in season 2. (Disney+)
Frankie also noted that getting a second means “we just have more time to explore. We get to see everyone outside of school and just these relationships that they have with each other within the friend group.”
This season, the East High drama club will be stepping away from the High School Musical franchise and tackling the iconic Beauty and the Beast. From the trailer, we know that Carlos will be playing Lumiere this season. So what about Seb? “He has taken a step down from the heights of Sharpay and taking a little smaller role but still an integral part to the show, so it’s a lot of fun. I enjoy getting to be with all the other characters in the show,” Joe teased.
Joe Serafini and Frankie Rodriguez as Seb and Carlos. (Disney+)
East High is really changing in season 2 as Nini leaves to attend the Youth Actors Conservatory in Denver. In addition to altering Ricky’s life, Nini’s absence will shake things up in the drama club. “The dynamic definitely does shift,” Frankie said. “A big part of your friend group is now gone, and she’s off exploring something else. I think when that happens in real life you just have to go and adapt and just go with the changes.”
There will be a new girl entering the scene in season 2 named Lily, and she’s definitely going to keep the East High kids on their toes. “Lily is really so sweet at first, and I was such a big fan of her, and then all of a sudden she’s a little bit spicier than we all see on the first glance,” Joe revealed. “She brings a lot of drama to the show, and she is freaking fabulous.” New episodes of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series season 2 will drop Fridays on Disney+.