Amy Schumer dishes on Chris Fischer's mid-snooze proposal
We have a few more details about Amy Schumer's mostly private romance with her new husband, Chris Fischer, thanks to the comic's Tuesday, April 10, chat with Howard Stern (via TheCut). Turns out Amy met Chris when she needed a chef. Her longtime assistant, it turned out, had a talented chef for a brother, so she had him come by. Though it turned out Chris was "talented" in the looks department as well as i the kitchen, Amy recalled how she didn't initially think he was into her — an assumption that led her to talk about such alluring matters as gastro-intestinal problems in his presence. Obviously, she was wrong about his feelings. As for the proposal? Let's just say there was no getting down on one knee at some romantic dinner. Amy said she was asleep in bed, complete with ear plugs and a face mask, when her man nudged her awake. "I got you something," he said. Ta-da! It was a ring. She said "yes," and, apparently, didn't mind his dispensing with the usual proposal showboating. Amy and Chris' wedding planning process was similarly low-key. She said they spent less than a week planning it before she texted some family and friends to say, "I'm getting married on Tuesday. Hope you can come." Finally, Howard asked about Amy's pal, Jennifer Lawrence — who was on hand to present a toast. "We just joke around so much," Amy explained, "but to hear her say, 'You're the matriarch now and it's a role you'll be really good at, and I know you love fiercely.'" Before you get all weepy, Jen had one more thing to add before she was done: "And then she also said, 'I wish for you patience, which you don't have,'" Amy recalled. "She kind of also roasted me, but it was really sweet." The happy couple said "I do" in Malibu on Feb. 13.
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Tristan Thompson's ex urges caution as cheating scandal continues to brew
As more tidbits surface related to Tristan Thompson's alleged dalliance with a woman who is not Khloe Kardashian in New York City over the weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers star's ex-fiancee, Jordan Craig, shared a post on Instagram Story seemingly pegged to what's quickly become a scandal. "If you respect yourself and you respect others, you would never make light of the misfortune of anyone, nor would you feel indemnified when it comes at the expense of others," the model posted on Tuesday, April 10 (via Us Weekly). "Wishing peace for everyone," she added. The photos and video that have so far surfaced appear to show Tristan in a variety of questionable situations with other women. Khloe and Tristan are expecting their first child together any day now.
Blac Chyna designs her dream house for Architectural Digest
This should make Rob Kardashian feel better about that $20,000 a month he's forking over to Blac Chyna … Rob's ex recently shot a video for Architecture Digest in which a successful architect, Michael Lehrer, worked with her to design her dream home. As you might expect, their design is all class. "First, I would love Blac Chyna spelt out in my landscape," she tells Michael, who looks both perplexed and amused throughout much of the video. "I wanna like pull up and see 'Blac Chyna' in front of my house, spelt out," she clarifies. In addition to basic needs such as a 10-car garage with separate wings for white and black cars, Chyna's all-glass fantasy pad should come with "a Helicopter pad, infinity pool, storage warehouse 'for my products', recording studio," and "light room with different flashing lights, 'cause I love lights,'" she declares (via the Daily Mail). While amenities for her children seem not to have made the cut — there's no mention of a nursery, playroom or bedrooms for Dream and King Cairo — she does suggest "everything needs to marble," to keep things kid-safe. Speaking of kids (or at least her rumored 18-year-old rapper boyfriend), Chyna adds, "This might sound crazy but I'd also like to have a sex room." She also wants a room dedicated to holding her money. If we may humbly suggest one more room, perhaps a storage area could be installed to hold all Chyna's Kardashian-Jenner lawsuit related legal paperwork … or at least somewhere to entertain her very busy lawyers.
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Eva Longoria talks pregnancy: 'Everything's uncomfortable'
"Yup, all I talk about nowadays is baby stuff," said a smiling Eva Longoria on the Tuesay, April 10, edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The 43-year-old "Desperate Housewives" veteran is expecting her first child with her husband, Jose Baston, and she admitted the physical changes she's dealing with are tough to deal with. "Everything's uncomfortable," she explained (via JustJared). "Everything gets bigger. It's not just your belly, like, I've never seen my thighs so big, and my boobs… they're in the way of everything. It's hard." Asked if there's anything to rumors a reboot of Eva's other first baby, "Desperate Housewives," the star seemed not to be holding her breath. "It's always coming up in interviews, but no, nobody from ABC has brought it up," she said.
Celebs react to Mark Zuckerberg's first day of testimony on Capitol Hill
On Tuesday, April 10, Mark Zuckerberg politely responded to five hours' worth of questions about how and why his company allowed personal information of some 87 million people to be improperly collected by Cambridge Analytica, mostly promising to reform his company's policies. Among those who chimed in on the first day of testimony was Colin Jost. "It's gonna be so exciting to see a witch hunt catch an actual witch!" he quipped on Twitter (via ONTD). Morgan Freeman tuned in to the proceedings, too. "Mind-blowing #Zuckerberg questioning. Would never have imagined we'd see this day even one year ago. They are breaking down the Rules of Service like the Constitution," he marveled in reference to inquiries about Facebook's user agreement, (which Sen. John Kennedy flatly said "sucks"). "Amazing," the Oscar-winner continued. "They are asking all the questions we asked ourselves but just clicked OK." Retweeting some of Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin's choice questions and the responses that followed, Alyssa Milano shared: "Sen. Durbin to #Zuckerberg: 'Would you be comfortable sharing the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?' #Zuckerberg: "Uh, no, I would not.' … Durbin: 'If you messaged anyone this week, would you share with us the names of the people you messaged?' #Zuckerberg: 'Senator, no, I wouldn't choose to do that publicly here.' … Durbin: 'I think that might be what this is all about.'" Offering her two cents, Alyssa added, "F—— brilliant."
Amanda Bynes' lawyer: Twitter, IG won't take down accounts masquerading as Amanda
Facebook's not the only social media platform under fire for its relationship with its users. Amanda Bynes has enlisted a lawyer to go after Twitter and Instagram for allowing fake user profiles to impersonate her. Speaking to TMZ, attorney Tamar Arminak says she's sent cease and desist letters to both companies demanding they remove "@persianLA27" from Twitter and "@alb4386" from Instagram for masquerading as Amanda's accounts. TMZ shared screenshots of the private accounts, one of which has 24,000-plus followers, urging fans to help her buy medication. Tamar says the people handling the accounts have been telling followers Amanda is broke and that her friends won't support her. The real Amanda, who's reportedly doing fine, money-wise, and studying fashion in New York City, warned her followers to avoid the imposter accounts as far back as 2016. In 2017, she reminded everyone about the fake accounts again; at that point one of them had claimed she was pregnant and married. According to Tamar, the person behind the accounts has told Twitter they've done nothing wrong because the whole thing is a parody. Instagram reportedly told Tamar there's been no rule violation.
Mariah Carey reveals bipolar II disorder: 'Until recently I lived in denial'
In the past few years, celebs including Demi Lovato and Catherine Zeta-Jones, among others, have gone public with their bipolar disorder diagnoses. This week, People's cover story focuses on another star who's battling the condition. Though she says she "didn't want to believe it" when she was first diagnosed with bipolar II disorder in 2001, Mariah Carey found that the past few years were some of the "hardest' she's ever experienced, with issues related to her career, her split from James Packer and fallout from her reality show combining with other stresses to force her to see that she not only needed to be serious about treatment — she also needed to be honest and open about what she's been going through. "Until recently I lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose me," she says. "It was too heavy a burden to carry and I simply couldn't do that anymore. I sought and received treatment, I put positive people around me and I got back to doing what I love — writing songs and making music." Bipolar II causes depression that can last for extended periods and is often followed by slightly manic stints characterized by irritability and difficulty slowing down. "I'm actually taking medication that seems to be pretty good. It's not making me feel too tired or sluggish or anything like that. Finding the proper balance is what is most important," Mariah explains. "For a long time I thought I had a severe sleep disorder. But it wasn't normal insomnia and I wasn't lying awake counting sheep. I was working and working and working … I was irritable and in constant fear of letting people down. It turns out that I was experiencing a form of mania. Eventually I would just hit a wall. I guess my depressive episodes were characterized by having very low energy. I would feel so lonely and sad — even guilty that I wasn't doing what I needed to be doing for my career." Mariah, who's also continued with therapy, is working on a new album she expects to release later in 2018. "I'm just in a really good place right now, where I'm comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder. I'm hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone," she says. "It can be incredibly isolating. It does not have to define you and I refuse to allow it to define me or control me."
Yolanda Hadid officially changes her name
In February, Yolanda Hadid gushed about her new beau, Matt Minis, telling the Daily Mail "there's nothing better [than] to be in love." That may be why she's now ditching the final vestige of her marriage to David Foster — her last name. Yolanda had technically remained a "Foster" since she finalized her divorce from David in the fall of 2017. According to TMZ, the "Real Housewives" alum filed to remove the moniker from her official name in March. A judge approved her request on April 5. TMZ says she's now officially using her first married name, not her maiden name, van den Herik.
Luanna de Lesseps is not open to dating anytime soon
Luann de Lesseps put her marriage to Tom D'Agostino behind her after just eight months, but she's nowhere near being ready to date again. Speaking to Life&Style, Luann says a new romance simply isn't in the cards these days. "I'm really focusing on my career and my cabaret show and family right now," she explains. Since her split from Tom, Luann's been arrested, gone to rehab and launched her musical "#CountessAndFriends" in New York City. "It's been a really crazy time for me," she admits. "So I'm just focusing on what's important to me and my family and friends."
Will David Copperfield be forced to reveal truth behind one of his most popular illusions?
Like the career-ending revelation of G.O.B. Bluth's illusion on "Arrested Development," real-life magician David Copperfield could be forced to let a jury in on the secrets behind one of his go-to tricks. In 2013, Gavin Cox suffered a traumatic brain injury and was forced to undergo multiple surgeries after tripping and falling as he was led through a dark passageway by the famous magician's assistants as part of a disappearing act segment during Copperfield's MGM Hotel and Casino show in Las Vegas. He's now suing David and the hotel — and his lawyer wants to put Copperfield on the stand. "It's important for me to examine him so that the jury can hear how the illusion is done," Benedict Morelli told the New York Post this week as the trial was preparing to begin. "I'm going to be quizzing him in a very pointed way about exactly what happened and why my client was put in a position to be seriously injured," he said. A lawyer for Copperfield did not return a request for comment but has defended his client previously by saying the illusion "has been performed successfully for over 15 years with over 100,000 audience participants." Cox says he suffered permanent brain damage; his lawyer is expected to ask the jury to award him "a very large sum," likely in the multi-million-dollar range.