Thursday, January 29th, 2015
The dynamic duo may be at it again!
Angelina Jolie and hubby Brad Pitt are rumored to be reuniting on set yet again for a new film. The Wrap reports that the hunky Hollywood star is in negotiations to play famed archeologist Richard Leakey, who became a defender of elephants against poachers in Kenya in the late '80s, in Jolie's upcoming drama Africa. The studio had no comment.
"I've felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric's beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man's footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him," Jolie said in a statement last September.
Forrest Gump's Eric Roth wrote the biopic, and Jolie will reteam with her Unbrokencinematographer Roger Deakins for the project, which may begin production this summer.
Brangelina famously co-starred in the hit film Mr. & Mrs. Smith but more recently teamed up for her upcoming movie By the Sea, which she also wrote and directed.
"Compared to Unbroken, this film is a walk in the park," Angelina told Du Jour magazine in November of working with her husband.
"The tricky thing is directing myself and directing Brad. It's hard, dramatic material, and we're balancing. It's a heavy film, and it's not easy for us. But even as you struggle through it, you're in the trenches together and you don't expect it to be easy. We're challenging each other, and that's a really good thing."
The 2015 Hollywood awards season has been all about Julianne Moore (she's already won a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her performance in Still Alice).
But Moore's Still Alice co-star Kristen Stewart has just accomplished something no American actress has done for the past 30 years! So what's the big honor not even Moore has been nominated for?
The 24-year-old actress received a 2015 César Award nomination for her supporting role in the indie flick Clouds of Sils Maria (the Césars are the French equivalent of the Academy Awards).
The last American actor to receive a nomination and win at the César Awards was Adrien Brody. Brody took home the award for Best Actor in 2003 for The Pianist.
K.Stew's Sils Maria co-star Juliette Binoche was also nominated. Clouds of Sils Maria stars Stewart as the assistant of an aging film star looking for a comeback (Binoche).
The 2015 César Awards will take place Feb. 20 in Paris, two days before this year's Oscars.
Ludacris custody battle over his daughter with Tamika Fuller has come to an end.
The 37-year-old rapper (real name Chris Bridges) was awarded primary custody of the pair's 1-year-old daughter, Cai Bridges, in court on Wednesday, E! News confirms.
"After review of all the evidence, the testimony of the witnesses, the report of the guardian ad litem, and the claims made throughout this entire case, I am gratified that the judge found me to be the most fit and proper parent to have primary physical custody of our beautiful daughter," the actor-musician said in a statement.
The duo has been at odds in an Atlanta court for nearly a year after Ludacris first asked for full physical custody of their child back in Febuary 2014. Per court docs obtained by TMZ, the rapper claimed to be the more "fit and capable parent" and cited his role as "an active father" to his other child,12-year-old daughter Karma.
"I wish," Winter told me at the 2015 SAG Awards. "If I was involved, I would be so excited. I'm just hoping to get an invite to the wedding. They are the most beautiful people on the planet."
And she continued, "Their babies are going to be so beautiful. It should be illegal…She is so wonderful and he's wonderful man. I'm really happy for both of them."
The future bride and groom made their first post-engagement red carpet appearance at the SAG Awards, where Vergara stunned in a red Donna Karan gown and of course, her huge engagement rock.
E! News was the first to confirm that the couple got engaged after about five months of dating when the former True Blood star popped the question on Christmas Eve while they were vacationing in Hawaii. "I've never seen two people so truly in love," a source told us at the time. "The way they talk to each other, touch each other. It's incredible."
Julie Bowen insists Vergara hasn't been talking about the wedding while they're filmingModern Family.
"She never brings it up with us," Bowen told E! News at the Entertainment Weekly pre-SAG Awards party. "We've asked her, we all like to give her a hard time being like, 'If it's five people we're obviously not invited, but if it's 700 did we make the cut?' Her family alone is like 450 people. It's crazy."
Bowen is thinking Vergara will have many looks come wedding day.
"I would like to see what she'd wear," the Emmy winner said. "Would there be outfit changes? Would there be an aisle dress and then a post? Would there be a pre, during and after? That's kind of the only thing I'd care about. And what will he wear?"
Apparently, Taylor Swift is the only one allowed to party like it's 1989!
The Grammy-winning "Shake It Off" singer has filed trademarks for some the most memorable song lyrics from her recent 1989 album.
In addition to "Party Like It's 1989," the 25-year-old singer doesn't want anyone else banking off of the phrases "This Sick Beat," "Cause We Never Go Out of Style," "Nice to Meet You. Where You Been?" and "Could Show You Incredible Things." And Swift isn't just ensuring that no other artists use these lyrics in other songs.
Swift's trademark details include everything from guitar accessories, musical instruments, handbags, backpacks, ornaments, clothing, public appearances, wind chimes, cushions, mirrors, stickers, cookware, containers, pot holders, towels, blankets and hosiery.
We're not done yet: Ribbons, wigs, toys, Christmas tree decorations, educational services, Non-medicated toiletries, skin soap, clocks, jewelry, stationary, frames, beach towels, sun care products, shoe laces, hair ornaments, stockings and much, much more are also named in the trademark filings.
Sorry, Swift fans. Now you'll never own a bar of soap with "This Sick Beat" on it...EVER!
- Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz attended a Lakers game on Tuesday. The crowd went wild when they kissed on the KISS Cam
- Contact Music claims Lindsay Lohan completed her 240 hours of community service yesterday just hours before a court hearing on her progress. The hours were given to her from a reckless driving case. A source tells The Hollywood Gossip: "The prosecutor was just given the progress report this morning. There are some big questions that need to be answered. Dates when Lindsay was in the hospital being treated for Chinkungunya are listed as dates she was completing community service.''
- TMZ claims Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon's former nanny Simonette DaCosta is suing them for back pay. She claims she was fired for showing too much affection towards their kids and often worked 100 hours a week
- The NFL may fine Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch for wearing an unapproved BeastMode hat to Super Bowl Media Day
ComingSoon claims Kevin Spacey is going to star in a new comedy called ''Nine Lives''. The film is about a man, who has an accident and then finds himself trapped in the body of his family's cat
Belichick May Take Stand: The Hollywood Gossip claims Pats coach Bill Belichick may testify during Aaron Hernandez's murder trial. A source tells the site: “He was interviewed after the murder occurred and prosecutors know it’s a big gamble. But Aaron did confide in [Belichick] that he feared for his life, because he was attempting to sever ties with some unsavory people in his life. Bill told Aaron it would be smart for him to lay low and not go out to nightclubs” in the months leading up to the murder. With no clear motive for the murder of Odin , the district attorney will use the coach’s testimony to show jurors how paranoid Hernandez was. The last thing Belichick wants to do is testify in a murder trial.''
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The NY Post and US Weekly claim Bruce Jenner is planning a tell-all interview to discuss his new look. A source tells the sites: “It’s a docuseries featuring the Jenner family talking about Bruce ‘coming out.’ The world will see his full transformation. He has been carrying this with him for so long that everyone is relieved he is starting to come out with it. They were so worried that their dad had no one to talk to about this. They are happy when he opens up because it’s been such a long time coming.”
A source tells US Weekly: "Kris caught Bruce putting on her clothes, but she thought she could change him. She thought it was a phase he was going through for attention. ... They had massive arguments about it. He feels a lot of anger and animosity toward Kris for suppressing his feminine side."
Naughty Gossip and Life & Syle Weekly claim Fashion Police stars Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin are not getting along. A source tells the sites: “After the show they do not speak. Kelly still misses Joan and Kathy, is no Joan Rivers, Plus, Kathy has come in like she is the boss. Kelly is having none of it.”
Gossip Cop claims the story is false.
Kim Kardashian tells People that her daughter North West recently destroyed Kanye West's phone. “She can throw: She took Kanye [West’s] phone and put it in the toilet and flushed it! She’s so smart. When North is old enough I’ll probably be a crazy mom, and of course I’ll have her password and monitor everything!”
Could little North West be getting a brother or sister someday soon? It appears so. Kim Kardashian West says having another child "can't come soon enough". The 34-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and her husband Kanye West are desperate to give their 19-month-old daughter North a younger brother or sister and have been "really trying" to conceive. She said: "We've really been trying for another kid. More kids can't come soon enough!" The couple are enjoying being parents but the rapper suffered at the hands of his daughter recently when she flushed the 37-year-old star's iPhone down the toilet. She said: "She took Kanye's phone and put it in the toilet and flushed it!" As well as having a naughty streak North has been learning some words and is already able to identify the moon, much to the surprise of Kim Kardashian. She told People magazine: "She is halfway potty trained, which is insane for her age. The other night, she looked up at the sky and pointed and said, 'Moon, Mom! Moon!' I couldn't believe she knew that." While Kim is not known for her religiousness, she recently prayed that she could have another child because she is so keen to be pregnant again. "I'm praying about it. I am not pregnant right now, not that I know of, but no, I'm not. I wish I was. I'm about 15 pounds heavier, but I'm not [pregnant.]" (British Glamour)
Is Justin Bieber's New Song About Selena Gomez? Beliebers, it looks like we might have another breakup ballad on our hands. Justin Bieber teased new music on Instagram Wednesday, and his slow sound and emotional lyrics have us -- and his other fans -- speculating that it could be about ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. The first teaser is a little more vague, giving fans only a single-line snippet that says, "How do our lives become lighter? / How do our eyes become brighter? / Gotta believe in something higher." The second preview, however, gives fans a deeper look into the breakup ballad. Bieber sings, "When it's raining, it's pouring / How do I always end up the enemy? / Woah-oh / How do I wake up in the morning / and you're not right next to me / How did we throw it all away?" If that's not a song about a relationship coming to an end, we don't know what is! His multiple breakups with the "Heart Wants What It Wants" singer have inspired a couple of ballads already, including "Nothing Like Us" and "All That Matters." Their relationship has certainly seen its ups and downs, but lately the two have been spotted with other potential dates, indicating that they might be over for good?! Selena has been filming a new movie in Atlanta and her new pal EDM DJ Zedd has been hanging out with her an awful lot. Sources say that they're just collaborating on new music together, but they look a lot friendlier than that! The Biebs, on the other hand, has been spotted hanging around Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin, launching its fair share of speculation. Baldwin, however, has slammed reports that she and Justin are an item. (Eonline)
Sam Smith Says He'll Give Beyonce His Grammy If He Wins Album of the Year. Sam Smith looks like a million bucks on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone, and the Grammy nominee opens up to the music mag about his idols, love life and much, much more. When asked about being constantly compared to Adele, Smith admits that he's nothing short of flattered. "[She's] my Michael Jackson... [but] we're very different, and I feel like the constant comparisons might piss her off... it just annoys me that people can't digest two pop stars singing really personal songs who don't look like normal pop stars." Smith was also quizzed about some of the pop world's leading ladies, like Beyonce, Gaga and Britney Spears. "Blackout, that's my favorite Britney album. There's still some of her there. She was fighting for something. Whatever it was, she was fighting for something. I also love Circus; I love Femme Fatale. I always say to myself, 'If Britney can make it through 2007, you can make it through this." He added that he's certain Queen Bey will beat him at this year's Grammys, saying, "I am 100 percent [sure I'll lose Album of the Year to her]. She deserves it way more than I do. I'd be embarrassed if I got it over her. If I got it, I'd give it to her." Smith also credited Mother Monster for inspiring him to become an artist. He gushed, "Without Gaga, I wouldn't be here right now." The "Stay With Me" crooner got even more candid about his personal life and admitted that he's not a fan of dating apps. "I'm romantic. I feel like with Grindr and Tinder, you just lose a bit of romance. You're swiping someone's face to the left." (Eonline)
The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy said Tuesday that Annie Lennox will also be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones at the Feb. 8 show in Los Angeles. "Throughout the years, the Grammy Awards has paired musical icons with new, upcoming artists to give fans remarkable performances that can only be seen on our stage," Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement. "This year is no different and, once again, promises to bring together unique musical worlds in innovative ways that blend genres and create new artistic boundaries." Read More Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga Sing Reverent Duets for Generations at The Chelsea: Concert Review Gaga and Bennett's duet album, Cheek to Cheek, is nominated for best traditional pop vocal album, where their competition includes Lennox. Hozier is nominated for song of the year for the hit, "Take Me to Church," while Jessie J is up for best pop duo/group performance for "Bang Bang" with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. Beyonce, Pharrell and Sam Smith are the Grammy leaders with six nominations apiece. They will all compete for the top prize, album of the year, along with Ed Sheeran and Beck. Smith, Sheeran and Pharrell also will take the stage. Other performers include AC/DC, Madonna, Grande, Eric Church, Common, John Legend, Miranda Lambert and Usher. The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center on CBS. (Hollywood Reporter)