Billie Eilish debuts a new look!
"Pinch me." That's how Billie Eilish captioned a selfie showing off an extremely different new look on Instagram on Wednesday, March 17. Well, that and a little fun with her fans. On her Instagram Story, the singer teased, "can you guess what color?" before revealing her newly blondified mop of hair. Fans were stunned but in love with the new 'do — one selfie topped 12 million likes in its first five hours on the 'Gram — but a short video clip suggested the 19-year-old's tweaking more than just her usually green and black coif. The clip shows her smiling as she gives a huge hair toss. Beneath the blonde locks, she's wearing a slim-fitting white cardigan rather than her go-to baggy duds. We love her, whatever color her hair is, although the timing leaves us with just one question … of all the days to ditch that iconic green hair, she picks St. Patrick's Day?! More info to come, we're sure …
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Matthew McConaughey talks Texas fundraiser, says he'd 'be a fool not to' consider gubernatorial bid
After last month's catastrophic deep freeze left hundreds of thousands of Texans without power, heat or access to safe water for days, Lone Star state natives including Beyonce, Travis Scott and Megan Thee Stallion stepped up to provide relief aid through their foundations. Now, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are pitching in, too, via Sunday's celeb-packed virtual benefit, "We're Texas," which the Oscar-winner promoted on Wednesday's "CBS This Morning." Featuring appearances by Renee Zellweger, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson and Willie Nelson, and the event will support the just keep livin' foundation's "We're Texas" Relief Fund. The fundraiser comes on the heels of Texas' Gov. Gregg Abbott's controversial decision to lift the mask mandate in Texas, and news Matthew may run for the governor's seat next year. He addressed both matters on CBS, saying he was "a little dumbfounded" by the governor's decision, since the "minor inconvenience" of wearing a mask can save lives while getting us back to regular life faster. "If you have the choice, keep masking up. It's proven to help. We don't have much longer in this, we'll get through this," he added. As for the gubernatorial race, Matthew confirmed he's "giving it consideration," then pointed out, "I'd be a fool not to. It's a very honorable thing to consider what that position would mean, what it would be for me, what it would mean for the people of Texas. I have to decide for me what is my category where I can be most useful in life from here." "We're Texas" airs Sunday, March 21, on Matthew's YouTube channel.
How Michelle Obama feels about having Viola Davis play her in 'The First Lady'
Viola Davis — whose recent Oscar nomination for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" made her the most-nominated Black actress in Academy Award history — will soon return to the small screen as Michelle Obama in Showtime's "The First Lady," which she'll also executive produce. So how does the real Michelle Obama feel about Viola taking on the role? "[She] is the greatest," the former FLOTUS recently told ET. "I feel that I'm not worthy," she added. "I wish I could be better to live up to the character that Viola has to play, but it's exciting. Anything Viola does, she does it with passion and vigor, and I know she will do no less for this role." That admiration is clearly mutual, too. Viola admitted to ET in 2019 that she was nervous about taking on the role because it's so important to her that she portrays the Chicago-bred attorney and author accurately. "She's smart. She's confident. She's articulate. She believes in sisterhood," Viola explained at the time. "I wanna honor her with this portrayal because that's what drama is. That's what we do as actors, we want to honor the human being. We don't want to give a portrayal that isn't easy for people to swallow." In the upcoming series, Viola's joined by O-T Fagbenle as Barack Obama, Michelle Pfeiffer as Betty Ford and Gillian Anderson as Eleanor Rooseevelt. The network has not yet announced a release date.
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Demi Lovato thanks fans for support after detailing sexual assaults in new doc
Demi Lovato is "overwhelmed" by the flood of support she's gotten since Tuesday's SXSW premiere of her new docuseries, "Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil." "Thanking God for all the love and support I've felt from my fans, friends and family over the past 24 hours," Demi shared on her Instagram Story (via ET). "My heart is so overwhelmed in the best way..I love you all so much and thank you for your messages. You have no idea what they mean to me." She added, "We're in this together and I feel you with me – Thank you." In addition to covering the relapse that led to her 2018 overdose, the intensely candid documentary revealed multiple bombshells about the singer's struggles with addiction and eating disorders — including the sexual assualt that likely kick-started them. "When I was a teenager … I lost my virginity in a rape," she says at one point. "My #MeToo story is me telling somebody that someone did this to me, and they never got in trouble for it." Demi doesn't name the alleged perpetrator. She does imply, however, that the person was a colleague when she was a child star at Disney. She says the assault took place when she was 15 and that she told the person while they were "hooking up" that she didn't want "to go any farther." Despite her plea, she recalls, "they did it anyways." Eventually, she says she "internalized" the blame for what happened while feeling pressured not to let her story become public because of her star status. She was forced to continue working with the person, she says, "so I stopped eating and coped in other ways." Demi says she was sexually assaulted years later by her drug dealer the night of her overdose. "Dancing With the Devil" arrives on YouTube on March 23.
John Legend, more stars condemn Georgia killings
Hollywood is speaking out about the shooting spree in the Atlanta area that left eight people dead on Tuesday. Police have arrested and charged Robert Aaron Long, 21, with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault related to the killings, which took place across three massage parlors in Georgia. All but one of the victims were women and all but two were of Asian descent, sparking more discussion of the hate crimes against Asian-Americans that have proliferated in the past year. (At least 3,800 hate-related incidents in last 12 months targeted people of Asian Descent, the New York Times reported Wednesday.) "Absolutely horrible," John Legend tweeted, responding to activist Roxanne Gay. "ending love to all the loved ones of those whose lives were taken. Our nation needs to reckon with the increased threats being directed at our Asian-American brothers and sisters." Olivia Munn asked for action, posting, "The violent attacks and murders against Asians are still happening. Please help us. We need help to be safe in our country. #StopAsianHate. Please." Multiple stars including George Takei and Padma Lakshmi, noted that an "anti-Asian rhetoric" trend among Republican leaders seems to be fueling attacks, both verbal and physical. "The targeting of our Asian brothers and sisters is sickening, but not surprising given the normalizing of anti-Asian hate speech in the past year," Mindy Kaling wrote. "We have to #StopAsianHate, enough is enough!"
Ilana Glazer reveals she's pregnant — 'at an eerie' time
Broad City" star and co-creator Ilana Glazer is expecting her first child! And in an almost "Broad City"-ready ironic twist, we know this because she's simultaneously promoting "False Positive," a new horror movie in which she plays a woman who gets pregnant via IVF before realizing something is very much not off about her fertility doctor. "This was not supposed to happen this way, but it's just so eerie and cosmically funny that it has," she tells EW, which was first to report her baby news. "I'm lucky; I'm in control," she adds, "… unlike our protagonist." Due out on Hulu on June 25, "False Positive" also stars Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Hindle, the increasingly suspicion-inducing doc. "It's about how the patriarchy is expressed through medicine," says Ilana, who co-wrote the script with her friend John Lee more than two years ago and wrapped filming it in spring 2019. While her character goes through something very sinister that apparently involves a whole lot of fake blood, Ilana, 33, says she's managed to feel secure thanks to the "amazing role models for pregnancy and parenthood" she has in her life. "I'm not afraid to ask a billion questions," she explains. "There are certain trends in society of how pregnancy should look — the shoulda coulda wouldas that are put on women all the time but are so amplified in pregnancy. I'm specifically seeking out the most spiritually healthy and welcoming experience." Dad-to-be David, meanwhile, seems to be having fun with the weird movie/IRL timing, and has been cracking jokes about the similarities between Ilana's pregnancy experience thus far and that of her character. Says the star: "He keeps being like, 'Ah, False Positive!' And I'm like, 'I'm not even going there!'"
Katharine McPhee reveals the name of her new son
When you know, you know! During an upcoming interview for "Today With Hoda & Jenna," new mom Katharine McPhee reveals she and husband, David Foster, named their new baby boy after David's great-grandfather and great-uncle. "We had a couple names, but my husband was on a text chain with his sisters and one of his sisters suggested an old family name," she explained, according to Page Six. It wasn't until their son was born that they actually settled on anything, though. "My husband said, 'Hi, Ren Foster,'" she called. "And so we said, 'That's a good name. It's a strong name.'" Later in the segment, the singer, 36, gushed about the new experience of motherhood. "It's just the best. I mean, I'm in heaven. It's really been amazing," she said. In addition to Rennie, David is father to five adult daughters from previous relationships.
Kanye West still not 'speaking to Kim Kardashian directly' amid divorce: Report
As Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's divorce proceedings continue, the two are reportedly not in direct communication. "Kanye hasn't been speaking to Kim directly recently," a source tells ET, echoing a similar claim made earlier in the month to Page Six. "Kim sees this as Kanye having another episode and it is definitely concerning to her, especially in regard to their kids," the source says, seemingly referencing Kanye's bipolar disorder diagnosis. Despite the discomfort, however, the insider adds that Kim has been, "taking the time to focus on herself and her family and continuing to work and grow her business." Kim's filing reportedly stated she seeks joint and legal custody of the kids.
Ree Drummond thanks fans for 'care, kindness' after husband's truck collision
Pioneer Woman" star Ree Drummond is feeling "high on life and thankfulness" a week after her husband, Ladd, and nephew, Caleb, were injured in a truck collision on the family's ranch in Oklahoma. In a follow-up to the health update she shared about Ladd and Caleb on her website earlier this week, Ree took a moment to thank fans for their support on Instagram on Wednesday. "… I … just wanted to post here to say thank you all for your care and kindness over the past several days! Life is fragile. It's also unpredictable," the Food Network star began. As she explained on her site, Ladd, 57, and Caleb, 21, had been fighting a wildfire on the ranch when their trucks collided. Caleb broke multiple ribs and suffered a "bad concussion," she shared, and although Ladd drove himself to the hospital out of concern Caleb could be helped first, he turned out to have broken his neck in two places. Joking that she's "never answering the phone again" so as to avoid more bad news, she continued: "But seriously …I'm so darn grateful both guys are back home recovering, as I see so clearly how much worse things could have been. I love you all! Sorry, I'm totally in 'I love you, man!!!' mode, and it's Lent so I'm not even drinking! 😊 Just high on life and thankfulness." On her website, Ree also shouted-out "the amazing medical team and the whole staff at St. John's in Tulsa."