There's no offseason for good-natured trolling. On Oct. 16, Ryan Reynolds wrapped his forthcoming Apple TV+ holiday movie, "Spirited," and announced he's taking some time off from filming. After sharing some behind-the-scenes images from the set on Instagram, Ryan thanked everyone involved in the movie. "Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I'm gonna miss every second working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists," he wrote. "These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I've been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both." The post was sweet, but Ryan's wife, Blake Lively, wasn't gonna let him off the hook without a jab (as she often does). "Michael Caine did it first," she ribbed, referring to the 88-year-old icon's recent comment that his new movie "Best Sellers" would be his "last part." Your move, Ryan.
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That's one way to make an impression! In a chat with Harper's Bazaar, Patti Hansen, Keith Richards' wife, spoke about the odd way he wooed her after they met at Studio 54 in 1979. "Keith was constantly making me mix tapes, and he would do beautiful drawings on them," she said of her courtship with the Rolling Stones rocker. "That was his method of communication." He also got crafty and wrote her notes in his own blood! "It looks disgusting when it dries, but he loves the color red," she said. To this day, Patti doesn't exactly know how the rock god got the blood. "Maybe he cut himself shaving? Or picked a scab?" she mused. Patti, by the way, still has all those blood-tainted notes. "I have everything in boxes, thousands of those tapes," she said. "I've saved everything."
Meghan McCain is public enemy No. 1 at "The View"… at least that's how her former boss allegedly feels. According to Page Six, producer Brian Teta is "banning" staffers from talking to their former colleague. "Brian has lost his mind. What does he think this is? A cult, where everyone has to listen to what he has to say? We literally report into the news division. We're being told not to talk to someone on the outside, who has different political views… who used to work with us," a source said. "Many of us are still in contact with her." However, a spokesperson for the daytime show claims there is no truth to the story at all. An insider also fought back against the claim, pointing to the fact that Cindy McCain, Meghan's mom, recently co-hosted the show. Meghan left "The View" in August after four seasons.
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Juliette Lewis is standing by the people that help create movies and TV shows. Recently, the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) threatened to go on strike due to poor working conditions. (The strike was averted just hours before the deadline as the IATSE reached a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.) In a very lengthy Instagram post, Juliette first spoke of the dark side of acting, saying she was coached to never take a day off, which she hasn't. She even worked through walking pneumonia on "Natural Born Killers." "I am actually thankful for this work ethic it's served me in many areas of my life but I am an actor so when I think of the crew who shows up hours before actors do and leaves hours after actors do and are asked to work miracles daily that's a whole other story that goes beyond a soldier like work ethic," Juliette wrote. "And that's why all you have to do is read some of the stories you see people dying behind the wheel were overwork and having to transport equipment from location to location with the constant threat that somebody else could do their job if they don't serve the production." She claimed that crews are being drastically overworked so production can simply save money. "Every actor should be standing up for their crews," she insisted. Kristen Bell reposted Juliette's message. "None of us actors would be anywhere without our crews," Kristen wrote alongside the repost. "It's time for us to join their fight for Humane treatment in the workplace." Amy Schumer also shared Juliette's post.
Katie Holmes hasn't seriously dated anyone since May, and she's in no hurry whatsoever to jump into another romance. Instead, she's focusing on raising her 15-year-old daughter, Suri Cruise. "Dating is not a huge priority for her," an insider told E! News. "She has a full plate with work and Suri." A second source said Katie won't shy away from a relationship if it happens organically. The actress "enjoyed being with someone and would like to find that again," that source said, but insisted, "It's not something she's spending a ton of time working on."
"The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jen Shah is doing more with less. The reality TV star has been booked to host a party at Larry Flynt strip joint Hustler Club NYC on Oct. 22. It's believed that the money she'll make from the paying gig will be used for her legal fees. "Shah was eager to host an event with us the moment we approached her team," a rep for the venue told Page Six. Jen, the rep added, will be "receiving a large sum [of money] in exchange for her appearance, most likely enough to put a dent in her legal bills." It's not known exactly how much Jen is making for her appearance at the strip club, but it's believed to be in the "tens of thousands" of dollars range. Jen the was arrested in March by FBI agents for allegedly ripping off hundreds of elderly victims in a widespread telemarketing scam. She's maintained her innocence.