Brad Pitt catches Thundercat in L.A. with a mystery lady at his side
At the Golden Globes earlier this year, Brad Pitt joked that he wanted to bring his mom, but couldn't "because anyone I stand next to they say I'm dating." That caveat aside, Brad did look quite comfortable at the Thundercat show on Saturday, March 7, at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, where TMZ spotted him seated next to a pretty young woman with short hair. A video clip shows Brad and the mystery gal chatting and smiling during the jazz-fusion bassist's set before Beck stops by to say hello to the pair. Concertgoers later told TMZ Brad arrived with the woman and sat with her throughout the concert in the VIP area, where Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla $ign and Anderson .Paak were also watching the buzzy bassist — known for masterminding Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly." Brad has reportedly been dating casually for the past year or two, but he's made it clear since splitting from Angelina Jolie that their six children are his main priority.
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John Krasinski can't stop gushing about Emily Blunt
After ten years of marriage and a second film collaboration, John Krasinski is still in awe of his wife, Emily Blunt. Over the weekend, the couple appeared at their New York City premiere for "A Quiet Place II," which John wrote and directed and Emily starred in. Asked about her skills onscreen, John told ET Emily is "without a doubt the most tremendous actress of our time, in my opinion." He also gushed about her contributions beyond acting, telling the outlet: "She is the most incredible partner in writing and directing and set designs. She just has such good ideas. So I actually felt like I had my partner in all things on set, not just the best actress in the world." Given the chance to throw one more round of praise his wife's way, he added: "Anything I can think of, she makes 10 times better so that's a pretty good weapon to have on set."
Blue Ivy Carter meets LeBron James during her father-daughter NBA date
The Sunday, March 8 game between the Lakers and the Clippers in Los Angeles had an extra adorable courtside couple: JAY-Z and his daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Clad in a denim jacket, skinny black pants and boots, Blue was completely into the game, cheering alongside her dad as the Lakers earned a 112-103 win. Though Blue's mom Beyonce sat this one out, the 8-year-old still found herself surrounded by celebs after the game, thanks to her dad, who introduced her to players including Anthony Davis and JaVale McGee, according to ET. There was one hoops star Blue seemed extra enamored with, though — a (very sweaty) LeBron James. LeBron must have been taken with Blue's charm, too — before they parted ways, he promised to give her a signed basketball.
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Dolly Parton wants to recreate her 1978 Playboy cover when she turns 75
For most folks, retirement tends to mean more golf, more leisure activities, maybe a pared-down home somewhere sunny. Dolly Parton is not most folks. The music legend, who turned 74 on Jan. 19, recently sat down with "60 Minutes Australia" for an interview in which she was asked at what age she thought she might retire. "Well, I don't plan to retire. I just turned 74," she told the reporter (via Billboard). "I plan to be on the cover of Playboy magazine again. See, I did Playboy magazine years ago. I thought it'd be such a hoot if they go for it. I don't know if they will … if I could be on the cover again when I'm 75." Dolly's first Playboy cover was shot in 1978 and marked the first time a country singer ever covered the famous men's magazine. She was 32 at the time and wore the magazine's signature bunny outfit — a black leotard, bunny ears and collared bow tie. So would she wear the same ensemble at 75 that she wore for the photo shoot at 32? "Maybe," she said. Laughing, she added, "I could probably use it. Boobs are still the same."
Taylor Swift, more celebs celebrate International Women's Day
Taylor Swift was among the scores of celebs who celebrated International Women's Day on social media over the weekend, sharing a playlist on Apple Music that features songs she's "loving right now by female artists and bands. 💕." The list includes music from the likes of her pal Selena Gomez, plus Grimes and Charlie XCX. "Let's all celebrate together by honoring the women in our lives and the women out there pushing things forward 😘 https://apple.co/PlaylistByME," she tweeted. Shakira marked the March 8 holiday as well, posting, "Two women I admire are @MichelleObama and @Malala, thank you for standing up and setting examples for women around the world. Girls, everywhere, are combatting child marriage, stereotypes, education inequality, and violence – and they won't stop. (1/3) #InternationalWomensDay," (via Vogue). Other Women's Day celebrants included Chelsea Handler, who joked, "… take a little time to thank the women around you—and if you can't find a woman around you, it's probably because you work in Trump's administration," and Kris Jenner, who shared photos and posts honoring her daughters and grandchildren. paid homage to all of her daughters and grandchildren via a series of images and posts. Alica Keys, meanwhile, wrote that she was "proud to celebrate & uplift my amazing, powerful brilliant sisters EVERYDAY," and urged her female followers to "keep being unstoppable!!!"
Jodie Turner-Smith reveals she and Joshua Jackson are having a girl
It's a girl! Or … it's going to be. Jodie-Turner Smith just shared a baby update on Instagram Story, revealing the gender of the baby she and her new husband Joshua Jackson are expecting. "Favourite moments with baby," the actress posted (via JustJared). "Can you see her dancing in there? Every time I try to record she stops." News of Jodie's pregnancy broke in December. The couple has not shared their due date, but a January report from The Sunday Times claimed she was seven months along.
Brooklyn Beckham celebrates his 21st birthday with Victoria and David Beckham, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell
Proud parents Victoria and David Beckham threw their son Brooklyn Beckham a lavish 21st birthday party over the weekend — and a few of Victoria's Spice Girls pals from the past were on hand to help fete the birthday boy. According to ET, Emma Bunton and Geri Halliwell joined in the festivities, appearing in a few snapshots on Victoria's social media. She also used the occasion to snuggle up to her husband. "Dancing till 6am!" she wrote alongside a post that showed her dancing with David. "Kisses and happy 21st birthday @brooklynbeckham X," she continued. "I love u so much @davidbeckham x."
Court refuses to throw out latest charges against Jussie Smollett
Jussie Smollett failed to get the latest charges brought against him dropped as fallout continues from the racist, homophobic attack on himself the former "Empire" star is accused of staging. Page Six reports Jussie's legal team filed an emergency petition claiming a judge had no authority to order a special prosecutor for the case. But on Friday, March 6, the Illinois Supreme Court refused to dismiss the charges. No reason for the decision was given, according to the Post. Jussie, meanwhile, has maintained his innocence.
Teresa Giudice warns her brother to stop badmouthing Joe Giudice
Teresa Giudice has had it with her brother's criticism of her ex, Joe Giudice. Speaking to AllAboutTRH (via UsWeekly) over the weekend, Teresa revealed she's already told Joe Gorga and his wife Melissa Gorga she wants "no more" badmouthing of Joe, who's now living in Italy because of a deportation order. "I don't like it and I told them no more," Teresa told the outlet. "I mean, listen, my brother is upset. And my brother has kept his mouth shut for a long time but now I told both of them [Melissa and Joe] to quit it. I do not want them to say one more thing about Joe Giudice." She went on to promise that if Joe or Melissa says one more negative word about Joe when they film the next season of "Real Housewives of New Jersey," she would "explode." "They know not to talk about him anymore," Teresa added. "And my kids don't want to hear it." Teresa and Joe announced they were calling it quits after 20 years of marriage in December.
Gwen Stefani joins Blake Shelton onstage for a duet
The audience at Blake Shelton's Saturday, March 7 show in Inglewood, California, got a special surprise during the concert — a sit-in appearance by Blake's girlfriend, Gwen Stefani. Today reports Gwen joined her man onstage for a duet at one point, singing "Nobody But You" together. The couple was greeted with a huge round of applause for the bonus, which they followed up with a big hug and multiple kisses. Social media pics Gwen later shared showed her sons Kingston, 13, and Zuma, 11, were at the show as well to cheer on Blake.