Knox, Vivienne and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt help their dad, Brad Pitt, celebrate his birthday
Brad Pitt kicked off his 56th year by spending quality time at home with his three youngest kids. According to E! News, 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and 13-year-old Shiloh Jolie-Pitt went to see their dad on Wednesday, Dec. 18, for his birthday. "Brad spent the day at his home in Hollywood … his younger kids stopped by for a visit," an insider told the outlet (via Harper's Bazaar). The family reportedly had a small birthday celebration then hung out for a while before the kids headed back to their mom, Angelina Jolie's house with a bodyguard. The trio reportedly plans to return to their dad's on Christmas Eve next week. "The kids will come over to Brad's house and spend the day with him. They have some traditions where they eat and exchange gifts. They play music and just hang out. Brad always wants to make it special for them and loves to see the excitement in their eyes," the source said. "The most important thing is just being together and being a family," continued the source. "He's excited to see them and have them be with him at home. That's really the only thing he wants." The plan falls within the visitation arrangement Brad and Angelina agreed to in the wake of their split a few years back. The former couple's older children, Zahara, 14, Pax, 16, and Maddox, 18, appear not to have been part of the birthday or Christmas Eve plans. Brad and Maddox, who's now attending college in South Korea, appear to remain on tense terms since Brad and Angelina separated in 2016.
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Miley Cyrus cracks a joke about her marriage to Liam Hemsworth
Los Angeles-based contemporary artist Matty Mo has some goals in mind for the new year — and Miley Cyrus appears to be part of them. He recently updated his Instagram bio to read, "Getting married to @mileycyrus in 2020," then directed followers' attention to the change by sharing a screenshot of the bio alongside the caption, "Upping my manifestation game for 2020 and putting this out there — @mileycyrus," (via UsWeekly). Miley — who's had a busy romantic year between her split from new husband Liam Hemsworth just months after they tied the knot, her brief yet PDA-filled romance with Kaitlynn Carter and her new relationship with Cody Simpson — noticed the bio proposal and went with it, albeit with some honest humor. "It probably won't last long," she said of Matty's wedding dreams. "But always down to try, You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
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Kate McKinnon peed in front of Jennifer Lopez and she's dealing with the shame of it all …
File this one under Things We Tend Not to Consider About Working on "SNL." When Kate McKinnon stopped by "The Tonight Show" this week, she shared an anecdote with Jimmy Fallon about a particularly horrifying backstage moment she had the week Jennifer Lopez was hosting. Kate explained that she had to use the bathroom before joining the cast at the host dinner. It's a communal bathroom, she explained, and when she got inside, J.Lo was doing her makeup. "I walked in and I was like, 'Hey, how are ya?'" Kate recalled (via E! News). "I went into a stall and sat down and I was like, 'Oh my God, no! Now, I have to pee in front of Jennifer Lopez. This is awful.'" She was seemingly obsessed with the idea of Jennifer Lopez hearing her pee, so she opted to "wait it out," in the hopes the singer and actress would leave. Alas … "And then, like, three minutes went by, and I still hadn't made a sound. And there we were: stand-off," Kate continued. She tried texting Aidy Bryant as a lifeline, demanding she, "come here and pee with me in front of Jennifer Lopez." But that didn't work either. "She was like, 'You're on your own.'" More time passed. Kate fionally began to relieve herself. Her recollection of the experience? "The sound of your own pee in a room alone with Jennifer Lopez is like goats being slaughtered….You don't forget. It's pretty bad." Oh, the humanity!
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Kourtney Kardashian's on-again beau, Younes Bendjima, shares sweet post in honor of Reign Disick's birthday
Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend — and rumored current boyfriend — Younes Bendjima seems to have a special bond with her youngest son. After spending the day with Kourtney and Reign Disick at Disneyland for Reign's fifth birthday earlier this week, the former boxer shared a sweet photo on his Instagram Story showing the $600 kicks he got for the birthday boy. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIL PRINCE," he captioned the shot, according to People. Kourtney and Younes split in August 2018. They've been spotted together repeatedly in recent months, but have not commented on their relationship's status.
Martin Scorsese may retire after 'The Irishman' because of the demand for superhero movies
After making 25 acclaimed films, Martin Scorcese may be hanging up his director cap and heading into retirement after "The Irishman." If he does indeed quit the movie biz, it would be in part because of the demand for — yep — superhero movies. "Obviously, we have been discussing this a lot, that theatres have been commandeered by superhero films –- you know, just people flying around and banging and crashing, which is fine if you want to see it.," he recently told The Guardian, referring to his now-viral comments blasting the superhero genre. "It's just that there's no room for another kind of picture," he explained. "I don't know how many more I can make — maybe this is it. The last one. So the idea was to at least get it made and maybe show it for one day at the NFT, maybe one day at the Cinémathèque in Paris. I'm not kidding." He continued: "We are in a situation now where the theatres are only showing the latest superhero films. You have 12 screens — and 11 are the superhero film. You enjoy superhero films, fine, but you need 11 screens? It's crazy for a picture like, you know, 'Lady Bird' or 'The Souvenir.' Those films may not necessarily be hugely commercial, but there are films that are modest and genuine and find a large audience. Just because a film is commercial doesn't mean it can't be art. What has consumed the theatres is product."
Rachel Brosnahan recalls early career pressure to change her appearance
Rachel Brosnahan's quickly becoming a household name, thanks to her awards season-bait performance in "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." But as she admitted to a 92nd Street Y audience in New York City this week, it took time for her to land a project that seems so well-suited to her. Up until that point, she said, she almost caved to pressure to conform to various Hollywood standards. "Early on, you get a lot of feedback on auditions … People give it to you like it is [the] Bible, like it is truth," she said during an "In Conversation with Jessica Radloff" panel (via JustJared). "I've been told so many times I had to change my hair and learn to do my makeup and 'buy different clothes' . . . It starts to get into your head. And all those things are sometimes an attempt to fit a square peg into a round hole. The right thing will find you."
Orlando Jones' 'American Gods' firing sparks SAG-AFTRA to expand 'AGT' investigation
After the actors' union announced it was investigating claims about Gabrielle Union's firing from "America's Got Talent," Orlando Jones claimed he was axed from "American Gods," which is produced by the same production company, for racially motivated reasons. Now, SAG-AFTRA is expanding its investigation of Gabrielle's firing to cover Orlando's firing from the Starz series. "After initial meetings with Gabrielle Union and her representatives about her experiences on America's Got Talent, and after learning more about Orlando Jones's experience on American Gods, SAG-AFTRA is expanding its investigation of Fremantle Media," the union told Variety this week in a statement. "Our enforcement actions are handled confidentially to protect the members involved, and we typically do not publicize these matters unless the affected members request that we do so. We have nothing further to report at this time." Fremantle Media responded with a statement saying the company will "cooperate fully." Fremantle added: "Allegations without factual support should not go unchecked. We have already informed SAG-AFTRA that we are willing to meet to discuss the allegations."
Lea Michele is 'down with' Lindsay Lohan's shade
When Lea Michele was announced as the star of a production of "The Little Mermaid" earlier this year, Lindsay Lohan, who's previously said Ariel would be her "dream role" (ahem), didn't hide her disbelief, sharing the news and writing simply, "Huh?" on Instagram. That response was fine with Lea, apparently. The "Glee" alum stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" on Thursday, Dec. 19, and was asked about the shade by a caller. "I know, I saw that!" Lea said, according to E! News. "It was very interesting." Andy Cohen then asked for the backstory, prompting Lea to explain: "They announced that I was playing Ariel at the Hollywood Bowl and I think she wrote like, 'What?' Or something … I find it to be an honor, truly." Filling in the rest of her thought, Andy clarified, "To be shaded by Lindsay Lohan." Lea was adamant. "Yes! It's classic, classic … I'm down with it."
Joe Alwyn calls being the inspiration behind Taylor Swift's new music 'flattering'
Nearly three years into his relationship with Taylor Swift, actor Joe Alwyn is starting to sound comfortable with the media attention around the couple's romance. In a new interview with The Sunday Times, Joe, who's pretty clearly inspired new songs from his girlfriend like "London Boy," says he has no problem being the lover in question on Taylor's new album, "Lover." "No, not at all. No. It's flattering," he told The Times (via People). Asked about the press coverage of their romance, Joe said he doesn't "pay attention to what I don't want to pay attention to," since he has "no interest in the tabloids." Added "The Favourite" star: "I know what I want to do, and that's this, and that's what I am doing."
Dwayne Wade gets candid about his admiration for LGBTQ+ child, Zion
Dwayne Wade couldn't be more impressed with his 12-year-old. The NBA star, who welcomed a daughter with Gabrielle Union last year, opened up about Zion, one of two children from his previous relationship, on this week's "All the Smoke" podcast. Praising Zion, who was born with male anatomy, for becoming "who she now eventually came into," the NBA star explained (via Page Six): "First of all, if you want to talk about strength and courage, my 12-year-old has way more than I have. You can learn something from your kids." Zion recently came out as part of the LGBTQ+ community and attended Pride this year with his stepmom, Gabrielle. "There's going to be a lot of negativity, there's going to be a lot of hate," Dwayne said. "And it's not even just for my son's sexuality. It's just about being a young, black man or young, black woman."