New dad Andy Cohen might not be ready to date yet
A couple months back. Andy Cohen assured People that his dating style would change now that he's a dad, joking, "It's not going to be a revolving door of, 'This is your new uncle.'" So far, he seems to be keeping that promise. The Bravo exec checked in with Howard Stern this week on his radio show about a date he'd been set up on with Chris Wilding, a writer on the Sirius show. As Andy told it, Chris was "looking for romance" and Andy was clear he was not. "I said to him right at the beginning, 'I am here because I want to be your friend.' I was upfront. I just felt like I wanted to have a drink with this guy. I wanted to get to know him," Cohen said. "I clearly went into this with a different feeling than Chris did,'" Andy said. He told Howard he later tried setting Chris up with some of his friends, then turned to Chris, who was in the studio, and said: "I wanted to be clear with you in the beginning because you were in a position where you deserved that. I set you up with someone who I thought was a great catch, and I still do!" Chris then called out Andy for being "so drunk" and distant, "looking off into the ether, looking at his phone" and generally "zoning" out. "I felt self-conscious because I felt like I was really not wowing this guy." [And then] we were talking and Andy took out his phone and said, 'Is it rude that I'm ordering a Lyft while I'm talking to you?'" Chris recalled. "It was a very odd date," Wilding added. "If it was a date with a 'civilian,' I would say it went very poorly. The fact that it was Andy, it was very cool. I do like Andy. The date is just a little sloppy." Andy explained he'd had a crazy day before meeting up with Chris and that he'd only scarfed down Caviar and salad for dinner. Along with two tequilas. And some weed. "That was a very long day. … I was super buzzed when I showed up… I had had two tequilas, I had a little bit of an edible. … And I left drunk," he admitted. "[When I went to leave], I felt like I was checking myself. I actually felt tipsy at that point… In my mind, I was like, 'I need to remove myself before this goes off the rails.' Clearly, in your mind, it had already gone off the rails but I was actually trying to protect myself at that point." Before leaving, he even walked into a glass door. "It was bad," he said. "I was not happy about it. I raced into the Lyft from there. I was embarrassed." Speaking to Chris, he said he'd "thought we had a nice talk" and that he'd been "attentive," but conceded, "I shouldn't have come lit up," and that he was "owning" up to his behavior. Finally, Andy revealed he had another date last week. "It was like a 45-minute date," he said. "I showed up stone cold sober. The guy was not into me. I thought he was interesting, but he was very not into me."
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Justin Bieber calls out 'fake' Drew House retailer
Justin Bieber sent out an Instagram shopping equivalent of a "fake news" alert this week after noticing that the company Redbubble is selling rip-off versions of his Drew House sweatshirts. He shared a screenshot of the company's site including a pic of a model wearing a black version of the "Mascot" sweatshirt for a budget price and the word, "fake." The Redbubble hoodie is $40 and while its equivalent appears to be sold out on the Drew House site, similar sweatshirts cost upwards of $100. Redbubble is also offering $20 "classic Drew tees." Justin's tees appear to start at $48. Asked for a comment via email, Redbubble told TheBlast: "If you believe that your content has been used in a way that constitutes an infringement of your intellectual property rights, please notify Redbubble's designated agent for complaints (firstname.lastname@example.org) by sending a Notice and Takedown Report," suggesting the company has faced similar accusations in the past.
Sherri Shepherd says Barbara Walters made her cry 'for three years straight'
Bombshells about "The View" continue to drop this week, courtesy of Ramin Setoodeh's new tell-all, "Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of 'The View.'" Excerpts from the book have already pointed to drama between Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck as well as Jenny McCarthy and Barbara Walters. Now, Sherri Shepherd is chiming in. "I cried for three years straight because I had a very tough taskmaster, who I love her to death. It's Barbara Walters," Sherri recently told ET. "But Barbara Walters was tough on the people that she loved and she helped me find my voice," she noted. "So I will forever be indebted to Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Jenny McCarthy for the time that I had on 'The View.' What I have now is because of 'The View.'" From her perspective, everyone's experience on the show is going to be processed through "their own filter." Sherri, who plans to keep her filter free of whatever's in the tell-all, says: "I'll look at stuff that was negative, and how I turn it into a positive … Sometimes you have to go through difficult times and you have to fall in order to get back up, and be bright, and be great."
Dakota Fanning supports Elle Fanning at 'Teen Spirit' premiere
Elle Fanning's new film, "Teen Spirit," about a teenager who enters a singing competition, marks the 20-year-old star's first onscreen vocal performance. That may be why she wanted her sister, Dakota Fanning, to see and hear her in action at this week's premiere. E! News reports a Prada clad Dakota, 25, stood by her little sis, decked out in Rodarte, on the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday, April 2. "I've always wanted to sing in a film," Elle recently told Teen Vogue. "Singing was something I've always loved to do, but I've never really gotten to showcase that part of myself." "Teen Spirit" hits the big screen April 12.
Jameela Jamil says there's 'hope after all' as Khloe Kardashian deletes weight loss shake post
Jameela Jamil must be feeling a little bit proud. Last month, the "Good Place" star went after Khloe Kardashian for promoting a weight loss product on Instagram in spite of the potentially dangerous effect it could have on weight conscious girls and women. When Khloe's sister, Kim Kardashian West, and mom, Kris Jenner, defended the family's product placements in the New York Times, Jameela slammed them on social media, as well. But on Tuesday, April 2, she noticed Khloe's post no longer appears on her feed. "Oh look. Khloe deleted her diet shake post… 👇🏽," she wrote on Twitter, sharing a shot of all the latest pics Khloe's shared. "There is hope after all…"
Lori Loughlin smiled for photos and signed autographs in Boston before federal court date
Lori Loughlin was apparently doing her best to remain — or at least appear — chipper after her private plane arrived at Boston's Logan Airport on Tuesday, April 2, ahead of her Wednesday hearing. According to People, the star was "chatty" and friendly as she greeted fans who wanted autographs in spite of the not-so-happy reason for her visit to the city. Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are facing charges they bribed USC officials to let their daughters in as rowing recruits despite the girls' lack of rowing experience. Felicity Huffman and dozens of other parents are facing similar charges in the widespread college admissions scandal. One of the fans she posed for photos with, the owner of a memorabilia company, suggested Lori might be happy knowing she's less recognizable in Boston than in Los Angeles. Like her fans, Lori's "Fuller House" costars appear to be ready to stand by her. The court may not be so supportive. On Wednesday, TMZ reported law enforcement officials told them prosecutors were expected to recommend jail time for Lori, her husband and Felicity, among others implicated in the scandal.
Emilia Clarke opens up about how two brain hemorrhages forever changed her perspective
With the final season of "Game of Thrones" heading to HBO on April 14, Stephen Colbert had plenty of work-related questions for Emilia Clarke when she stopped by "The Late Show" this week. But the actress' first-person account for the New Yorker of her experience during and after two brain hemorrhages demanded the late night host's attention, too. "Being completely honest it made me petrified most of the time, which happens a bunch," she explained, according to ET. "I wish I could sit here and say I was just like, 'Let's go, I don't know, jump out of a plane,' [but] I really wasn't. But I did do 'Game of Thrones' instead, which is sort of quite similar, certain seasons," she added. Getting serious again, she continued: "At some point you start to realize how lucky you are… The perspective that that gives you is enormous. And then that is, for the rest of your life, you're lucky. You can know how lucky you are." She described the hemorrhages as "the worst headache a human… could possibly manage to sort of experience," saying she "knew" her brain was not safe at the time. "You're incredibly ill and you've got this incredibly just horrific, horrific headache and just being violently ill. And somewhere, at some point in my life, I knew that that meant brain damage," she recalled. "So I just tried to keep as active as possible, move my fingers, my toes, my hands, and ask myself questions. Dothraki lines. Genuinely, genuinely trying to remember. Really trying to force my memory to work as much as I could to stay conscious."
Jane Fonda reveals why she can't be in a relationship with a man
It's easy to forget that 81-year-old screen legend Jane Fonda is, well, 81. But as she makes clear in British Vogue's April cover story (via JustJared), she's more than happy to share the truth about her experience getting older with the world. — without batting a long, lovely eyelash. "I've had a lot of cancer. I was a sun-worshipper," she admits at one point in the interview. Then she gets semi-cheeky, revealing that her days off are often spent at her dermatologist's office where she has to "have things cut off me by a surgeon." The breast cancer she's faced has not been relegated to day-off treatment but she pointed out it has affected things you might not expect. "I get out of the car [at the 2016 Golden Globes]," she says, "and I have the strange white dress with all the ruffles? That's because I'd just had a mastectomy and I had to cover my bandages … It's an ongoing process. So there's that." She also says she's done trying to make romantic relationships work with men. "I had several serious relationships after [husband Ted Turner], but I can't … [it's] my failing," she says. "I realize I can never overcome it. That when I'm with a man, I give up myself."
Meek Mill proposes criminal justice reform legislation in Pennsylvania
On the heels of a tour where he was given the keys to multiple cities and praised for his work in criminal justice reform, Meek Mill headed back to his hometown of Philadelphia to propose a bipartisan probation and parole bill for Pennsylvania as part of his Reform Alkliance efforts. According to Rolling Stone, the bill would protect people from being sentenced to "consecutive prison sentences," while "extending probation or parole over fines and fees for non-violent, technical probation violations." It also lays out a way to incentivize good behavior and "prevent re-incarceration of people under supervision who test positive for marijuana, associate with someone with a criminal history or travel outside jurisdiction," the outlet reports. Addressing politicians alongside his Reform Alliance partners, Meek said: "I'm just here to speak for the ones who don't have a voice, because I hate it had to be me who had to go to jail, a rapper, a public figure to go to jail for it to become an issue, but it is an issue and this is where we at. And I decided to use my time, my platform and my energy to speak for people who don't have a voice and, you know, I could be sitting in jail doing a two-to-four year sentence, maybe playing ping pong or chess, but instead I'm hiring people, I'm giving back to my community." He added: "But beyond myself, I'm only here to use my platform and my voice to speak for the people who don't have a voice. It's a lot of young men actually locked behind them walls and stacked up with probation and trying to do well with their selves and move forward. But they can't because the odds are so great against them."
Jerry Seinfeld wants fake Porsche suit against him dismissed
After Jerry Seinfeld sold what he was under the impression was a 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster at an auction in 2016, the buyer, car collecting company Fica Frio, sued him in February, claiming the car was a fake. Jerry responded by turning around and suing European Collectibles, which initially sold him the car. Now, The Blast reports he's asking for Fica Frio's suit against him to be dismissed. "Instead of working with Mr. Seinfeld in good faith to investigate the Vehicle's authenticity, Fica Frio has brought this baseless lawsuit against the wrong defendant," Jerry's lawyers said in a recent filing. "Mr. Seinfeld has no knowledge of whether Fica Frio's allegations regarding the authenticity of the vehicle are correct," the added. The comic and car collector has asked that European Collectibles step in as the defendant.