Tom Holland says he's 'having a pre-mid-life crisis' at 25
Tom Holland, 25, says he's not committed to acting for the rest of his life. In fact, the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" star thinks he may already be in "mid-life crisis mode." In a new interview with Sky News, Tom admits, "I don't even know if I want to be an actor," explaining that he's already devoted so many years to the profession that he's considering what else it out there. "I started acting when I was 11 and I haven't done anything else, so I would like to go and do other things," he tells the outlet. "I don't know. Genuinely, I'm having a mid-life crisis at 25 — I'm having, like, a pre-midlife crisis." The Brit School for performing arts alum, who got his start as a kid playing Billy Elliot on the West End, also reveals he finds the buildup to the new superhero flick's release "quite stressful," because there are such "high expectations." "Spider-Man: No Way Home" hits theaters Dec. 17.
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Madonna responds to 50 Cent's 'fake apology'
Madonna's not buying 50 Cent's "fake" apology for making fun of the revealing bedroom snap she recently posted on social media. In a video she called "Delayed Clap back for 50 cent And his fake apology …," the singer, using a cartoonish Instagram filter, started by saying, "I forgive you," but her tone quickly changed. Slamming the rapper for trying "trying to humiliate" her by sharing memes of her photos, Madonna told him, "Yeah, your apology is fake. It's b******* and it's not valid. Let me just hit those four, five points about your apology being invalid." His apology came after Madonna's first clap-back and read, "I must have hurt Madonna feelings,she went and dug up a old MTV photo from 03," along with a shoulder shrug emoji (per The Daily Mail). Madonna went on to say she and 50 are friends and shared old BET footage to prove it. "Number two, an apology is not valid if you don't know what you're apologizing for. What you should be apologizing for is your misogynistic, sexist, ageist behavior and remarks," she continued. "Number three, you didn't hurt my feelings 'cause I don't take it personally. I could never take it personally 'cause you're not coming from an enlightened place." Finally, Madge called 50 out for pretending he's "not benefiting from" making fun of her publicly. "Of course you're benefiting from it. That is what social media is all about. You do understand that, right? We post things about ourselves and we use Instagram and other forms of social media because we want attention," she said. As the video wrapped up, she slipped one more dig in, telling the rapper: "You are trying to put a limit on when women should be able to feel good about themselves. So finally I just wanna say: I forgive you and I hope that one day you wake up and see a different point of view. I wish you all the best."
Michael Strahan completes Blue Origin space flight
Within minutes of his return to Earth on Dec. 11, Michael Strahan was already dreaming of another trip to space. "That was beyond," the "Good Morning America" co-host told Jeff Bezos after his flight aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. "I want to go back." According to People, the flight carried a full capsule of six passengers from Launch Site One in West Texas to the Kármán line, known as the internationally recognized boundary of space, in just under 11 minutes. Michael, who wore his Super Bowl ring for the journey, was joined by the daughter of famed astronaut, Alan Shepard, plus four paying customers. "TOUCHDOWN has a new meaning now!!" Michael wrote on Instagram upon his return. ("Did you see me waiving???????????" joked Heidi Klum in response.) The flight marked Blue Origin's third trip to space with passengers, the last one being William Shatner's Oct. 13 voyage. That mission sparked consternation from Prince William, who later griped that billionaires such as Jeff Bezos should be focused on saving this planet before wasting resources sending people to space. Prior to this weekend's launch, the Bezos Earth Fund announced it had donated $443 million in grant money to various groups fighting for climate justice and nature conservation and restoration, according to People.
Amy Schumer, CNBC's Marcus Lemonis leave $30k tip at NYC's Comedy Cellar
It's safe to say the staff at the Comedy Cellar is a happy crew. A recent video posted on Instagram by CNBC's Marcus Lemonis shows him standing alongside Amy Schumer at the legendary New York City comedy club as they give the employees a $30,000 group tip. "This place changed my life," Amy says in the clip. Marcus then tells someone who appears to be a manager why they've stopped in. "We want to change the way people think about the service industry," he says. "So we're collectively providing a gift to everyone that works here of $30,000." As the woman looks stunned and turns to her co-workers, laughing happily, Marcus adds, "You guys work your a**** off every day, and it's underappreciated. We want you to know that there are a lot of people that appreciate it." The move was part of Marcus' "Great American Tip Off" initiative, which he's said is "a nationwide call to action to show some extra love to the hard-working Americans who serve us every day."
Halle Berry opens up about forgiving her abusive father
Halle Berry was just two days into filming her directorial debut "Bruised," when she broke two ribs while playing mixed martial arts fighter Jackie Justice. That didn't slow her down, though, in part because she's been fighting her way through trauma since childhood. "I understand the spirit of a fighter. I've also been a fighter my whole life, my whole career," Halle, 55, said on NPR's "Fresh Air" last week. Later in the interview, the Oscar winner opened up about the abusive household she lived in as a little girl and explained how and why she was able to eventually forgive her father for his abusive behavior. "There's lots of abuse in my childhood. I grew up with an alcoholic father that was very abusive, both verbally, emotionally, physically," Halle said of her late dad, Jerome Jesse Berry. Jerome, who died in 2003, left Halle's mom when she was 3. Halle told interviewer Tonya Mosley she did "a lot of therapy" in order to forgive him. "When he died, I was given a gift of talking to a spiritual healer and someone that took me through some spiritual exercises to sort of heal my wound with my dad," she explained. She eventually learned his behavior came from "the love and the guidance he didn't receive as a child." Halle continued: "He wasn't born into the world an abusive, alcoholic man who was out of control. He became that by what he was and was not given; what he was exposed to and by what he wasn't exposed to." She went on to explain how looking at her dad "as an innocent little boy who got raised by an alcoholic father and a mother who was so broken herself" helped, adding that the generation before Jerome's "came from slavery" and all the trauma that entailed. "When I keep tracing it back, you realize that this was just generational trauma. That my father was just trying to survive. He was trying to find himself, find his manhood. And he was doing the best he could, and while he failed me and my family miserably, he really was only working with the tools he had been given," she said, From that perspective Halle said she could "feel full of love" and have "empathy for him."
Jinger Duggar is 'thankful' Josh Duggar was found guilty on child pornography charges
Josh Duggar's sister, Jinger Duggar Vuolo, has joined the growing list of family members speaking out about Josh's conviction on child pornography charges. On Dec. 10 — the same day TMZ reported another Duggar, Jana, was recently charged with endangering the welfare of minor — Jinger, 27, shared a long statement on Instagram about her brother's guilty verdict. "We are saddened for the victims of horrific child abuse. We are also saddened for Josh's family, his wife and precious children. We are saddened for the dishonor this has brought upon Christ's name. Josh claims to be a Christian," Jinger wrote, presumably speaking on behalf of her and her husband, Jeremy. "When a professing follower of Jesus is exposed as a hypocrite, the response of many will be to challenge the integrity of Jesus himself," she continued. "Yet, amidst our sadness, there is gratitude. We are grateful that God is a God of justice who cares for the innocent and the helpless. And, of all the people in this world, he especially loves children, who are among the most vulnerable. This reality makes the existence of sex trafficking and child abuse one of the most horrific evils imaginable. It is an evil God hates." After quoting a number of passages from the Bible, Jinger closed by writing that she's "thankful to God for exposing Josh's actions and to a legal system committed to protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty in this case." She added, "We are praying for further justice, vindication, protection, and healing for all those who have been wronged." Josh, 33, faces up to 20 years behind bars for two counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.
Chrissy Teigen faces criticism for family bubble bath post
Chrissy Teigen found herself on the receiving end of more social media backlash this weekend after she posted a family bath time photo on Instagram. Posted on Dec. 10, the pic shows Chrissy frolicking in a sudsy tub alongside the kids she shares with her husband, John Legend, Miles, 3, and Luna, 5. "Not pictured: endless bickering," she joked in the caption. While some fans and friends thought the photo was adorable — "love love love," Brooklyn Decker wrote in the comments — others took issue with Chrissy joining the little ones in the water or warned her that criticism was coming. "You are brave posting this. You know some pearl clutching church ladies are just gonna lose their minds," someone quipped in response. That person wasn't wrong. "Bickering between kids is normal. Taking a bath with your kids is not," snapped one critic. "Nope! Not appropriate in front of your son," said a second. "Here we go again with pictures like this again. Keep it private," wrote a third. As of Dec. 10, Chrissy hadn't responded.