The former Disney star seemingly hit back at the body shamers with a powerful video post on Instagram Monday that dismantled the beauty myth and revealed she's taking time to focus on herself. I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone. I am inspired by Selena and my friends and women everyday daring to just feel good, Schumer wrote in the caption.
Even Hollywood royalty like Steven Spielberg can misspeak on the PR circuit. On Thursday, the Oscar-winning director was participating in a press conference for his new nostalgia-soaked, Easter egg-filled sci-fi actioner Ready Player One when he reportedly declared, We couldn't get any 'Star Wars' rights. We requested from almost all of the studios, and also game companies and toy companies, and everybody jumped on board, including Disney, Spielberg said. Disney acquired Lucasfilm, originator of and gatekeeper to the Star Wars universe, in 2012.
Ellen DeGeneres, like everyone else on planet Earth, really wants Canadian figure skating Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir to be a couple. The talk show host brought the gold medal-winning duo on her show on Monday and had absolutely no chill in asking if they're dating. People have been speculating for years decades even whether Virtue and Moir are an item. The couple then shared a well-worn story about how they once dated when they were preteens, but Moir ended the budding romance.
ENTERTAINMENT The auction allowed the filmmaker to teach Jay-Z and Beyonc's adorable daughter a valuable lesson. Acrimony director Tyler Perry told Jimmy Kimmel Monday what went down in his weekend bidding war against Blue Ivy at a charity art auction. The 6-year-old daughter of Jay-Z and Beyonc charmed the internet in footage that showed her bidding $19,000 for a painting of Sidney Poitier at LA's Wearable Art Gala on Saturday.
The producers of television series The Crown apologized on Tuesday for paying the award-winning actress who played Queen Elizabeth less than her male co-star but said nothing about redressing the past imbalance. Neither Foy, Smith nor Netflix have commented on the issue and the size of the pay disparity is not known. The producers said they were absolutely united with the fight for fair pay and for a rebalancing of the industry's treatment of women.
Samuel L Jackson and Judge Judy stepped out for dinner in Los Angeles over the weekend, reminding us just how much we love this friendship. We would sit in Toni's backyard and smoke, and when Judy stopped smoking, she made me stop smoking. ' WWHL host Andy Cohen asked Jackson if Judge Judy was intimidating, to which he replied, No!. It's true - last year, Forbes ranked Judge Judy No 8 on its list of America's Richest Female Entertainers.
290 No Meryl Streep sightings yet, but the second season of Big Little Lies is officially underway and shaping up to be even better than the first. The picture shows the two sitting outside the show's famed coffee shop, where so much went down in Season 1, in full Monterey mom costumes. The entire cast, including Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Zo Kravitz, are set to return to Monterey when Season 2 debuts sometime in 2019.
Harry Potter author J K Rowling tweeted some heartfelt words for a fan with depression. Someone named Sally said on Twitter Monday that she was rereading the Potter books during another bout of severe depression to strengthen my Patronus. Rowling saw the message, and replied with this magical response: These stories saved their author, too, wrote Rowling, who has often spoken about coping with depression while writing the fantasy novel series.
The cast of the supernatural series Stranger Things didn't have to be frightened of contract talks. Many of the younger actors in the Netflix hit received pay raises for Season 3 that exceeded 10 times their original wages, according to The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. Citing unnamed sources, the trade publication said Winona Ryder received a bump from $100,000 to $350,000 per episode. Another adult actor, David Harbour, is making a similar amount after earning about $80,000 per installment in the first two seasons.
Barbra Streisand said she has never been sexually harassed, suggesting that her appearance had something to do with it. The 75-year-old singer, actress and director was asked during a tribute to her at PaleyFest in Los Angeles whether she had been the victim of sexual misconduct. Streisand has said in the past that she believed sexism in Hollywood prevented her from receiving an Oscar nomination for directing.
Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was knighted at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday and joked with reporters afterwards: I expect you to use my title. The 77-year-old, originally from Liverpool and now based in Los Angeles, was honored for his services to music in Queen Elizabeth's New Year's honors list. McCartney was knighted 21 years ago and Tuesday's ceremony came 53 years after the Beatles received MBEs in 1965.
Britain's Prince Harry and his fiance Meghan Markle have chosen an east London bakery to make a lemon elderflower cake for their wedding in May, his office said on Tuesday. Harry and US actress Markle will be married at his grandmother Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle home and picked Claire Ptak, who runs Violet Bakery, to bake the cake. They are very much looking forward to sharing this cake with their wedding guests on May 19th.
Instead, you might think of sun-soaked California, home of the infamous Z-boys who revolutionized the sport back in the 1970s. The 24-year-old was raised in Bangalore, a place where, she told HuffPost, there are strong gender roles in place. She said she found it strange to see girls starting to skateboard but not sticking to it. I wanted more girls to be a part of this amazing time of the beginning of a skateboard culture in India, she said.
James Corden thinks he knows the reason for President Donald Trump's latest batch of wild weekend tweets. On Monday's broadcast of The Late Late Show, the comedian noted how Trump had spent his entire weekend tweeting like a madman about the ongoing Russia investigation. Donald Trump is on spring break, he joked.
COMEDY John Oliver's Last Week Tonight team beats Mike Pence in battle of the Bundo bunnies. The HBO program trolled Vice President Mike Pence and his family, who published a book about their pet rabbit on Monday, by releasing its own version of the tale in which the bunny is gay. Oliver unveiled the book on Sunday night after a segment detailing Pence's longtime hostility to the LGBTQ community.
Actress Rose McGowan recorded a birthday message to movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who she has previously accused of rape. Happy birthday, Harvey Weinstein, the Charmed star said in a video she shared on Twitter early Tuesday morning. I told you 20 years ago, if I heard of you doing this to another girl or woman, we would come for you, I would come for you. McGowan alleged that Weinstein, who turned 66 on Monday, raped her in 1997.
A group of South Korea's K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31, the South said on Tuesday, a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. The South Koreans, numbering roughly 160, will visit North Korea until April 3, the South's Ministry of Unification said in a statement. The visitors will hold two shows in Pyongyang, one at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre and the other at the Ryukyung Chung Ju Yung Gymnasium.
COMEDY The first daughter's lab pic is already a new meme. Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, visited Iowa on Monday to promote her father's stalled infrastructure initiative. While touring a local education program, the White House adviser donned a lab jacket, goggles and a pair of gloves and conducted a science experiment. She measured the nicotine levels in the vape juice used in e-cigarettes, Business Insider reported.
US movie studio Metro Goldwyn Mayer will replace its chief executive, Gary Barber, five months after extending his contract for five years and has begun a search for a new CEO, MGM Holdings Inc said on Monday. MGM, which has been exploring its options for some time following its emergence from bankruptcy seven years ago, has formed an office of the CEO to oversee operations and facilitate its strategic initiatives.
US film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women. The bankruptcy comes after the studio spent months looking for a buyer or investor. More than 70 women accused the company's co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, who was one of Hollywood's most influential men, of sexual misconduct, including rape.