Amy Schumer joins pregnant Jennifer Lawrence at D.C. Women's March
Longtime pals Jennifer Lawrence, who recently confirmed she's expecting her first child with husband Cooke Maroney, and Amy Schumer, who recently underwent major surgery due to endometriosis — which included removing her uterus — were among the many famous faces who turned out for the Women's March on Oct. 2. Photos posted on Amy's Instagram over the weekend showed the stars at the Rally for Abortion Justice in Washington, D.C., one of multiple cities nationwide that hosted events focused on protesting the new Texas law SB8, which bans abortion in most cases, including rape and incest, after a heartbeat is detected. Despite the serious nature of the protest, Amy managed to slide a joke into her caption for a photo that showed her standing beside J.Law, protest signs in hand (Amy's read "Abortion is essential" while J.Law's read "Women can't be free if they don't control their bodies"). "I don't have a uterus and she is pregnant," Amy captioned the pic, "but we out here." Last month, Amy revealed she'd said goodbye to both her uterus and her appendix because of endometriosis complications. Alyssa Milano, Debbie Allen and Patricia Arquette spoke at a simultaneous Women's March in Los Angeles.
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Owen Wilson makes his 'SNL' hosting debut
"Saturday Night Live" kicked off its 47th season on Oct. 2 with some help from first-time host Owen Wilson, who opened the show with plenty of his usual charm — and a little vaccine humor. "A lot has changed since last season," Owen said early in his monologue. "The vaccine came out everywhere except Florida, and the rest of the country went back to normal for about a week and a half." (Badum-chin.) The show's first night back on the air also featured a new Joe Biden, courtesy of new cast member James Austin Johnson, whose zingers ranged from announcing his summer was "not Cuomo bad but definitely not Afghanistan good" to a pat on his own back for managing not to "fall down the stairs once" during the warm months. "SNL" also made time for a "Weekend Update" tribute to former anchor Norm Macdonald, who lost his battle with cancer last month at 61. The show returns next weekend with another first-time host, Kim Kardashian West.
Emily Ratajkowski claims Robin Thicke groped her on the set of 'Blurred Lines'
In a new book due out this fall — "My Body," which will be released on Nov. 9 — model Emily Ratajkowski alleges that music star Robin Thicke openly groped her bare breasts when they were shooting the video for his controversial 2013 song "Blurred Lines." According to the Sunday Times, Emily, now 30, writes that she was alone on the set with the singer, now 44, while wearing her costume for the shoot — which was almost nothing. She says he suddenly grabbed her chest "from behind" and stood there momentarily with his uninvited hands on her body. "I instinctively moved away, looking back …," she recalls. "He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses. My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel's] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, 'Are you OK?'" Diane confirmed the story to the Times, saying "I remember the moment he grabbed her…," adding that she "screamed" at him, "the shoot is over." She said Robin, who was married to actress Paula Patton at the time, "sheepishly apologized … as if he knew it was wrong without understanding how it might have felt for Emily." Emily, meanwhile, remained "very professional," Diane recalled, and said they could continue filming. In her book, however, Emily recalls being "desperate to minimize" what had happened at the time. "I was nothing more than the hired mannequin," she writes. Both Emily and Diane claim Robin had been drinking that day. As of Oct. 3, neither he nor his reps had addressed the claims. "Blurred Lines" was widely criticized when it was released for promoting rape culture by suggesting "no" doesn't really mean "no."
Jordana Brewster talks wedding plans
Bride-to-be Jordana Brewster was glowing on Oct. 2 as she and her new fiancé, Mason Morfit stepped out for a daytime date at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Los Angeles. Chatting with People at the event, the "Fast & Furious" franchise star said that after skipping some of the traditional pre-wedding bridal activities ahead of her first marriage, "it feels exciting" to have a little fun with some of those things this time around. "I'm starting to plan and I'm going to take it really slowly and I'm going to really savor each step," she explained. "I'm actually going to have an engagement party and I have a Pinterest for the dress and I'm doing all the girly girly stuff I never did. So I'm really excited." The newly engaged actress added that it "was just a given" that Mason, a tech CEO, was her Mr. Right. "Yeah, there was no second guessing," she said. Jordana was previously married to producer Andrew Form from 2007 until 2020.
Britney Spears is still 'healing' after last week's big conservatorship news
Britney Spears shared an update with fans over the weekend, days after her father, Jamie Spears, was suspended as her estate conservator. "Although there is change and things to celebrate in my life, I still have a lot of healing to do," the singer, 39, wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of a treetop pushing its way through a hole in a roof. "Thankfully, I have a good support system and am taking time to understand it's ok to slow down and breathe," she continued, adding, "Only through self love I can pray … love … and support others in return!!!!" Her update comes at a pivotal point in the court-mandated arrangement that's controlled her life for the past 13 years. Britney announced at a hearing in June, "I just want my life back," and revealing she's felt abused under the conservatorship, singling out her father. While the conservatorship now appears to be on the verge of being dissolved, Britney's new self-selected lawyer reportedly wants to keep it in place, for now, in order to further investigate Jamie's actions regarding his daughter's sizable estate. Britney was reportedly on vacation with her new fiancé, Sam Asghari, last week when the ruling removing her father came down.
Kanye West could be expanding designs into the tech world
Kanye West's beloved late mother, Donda, is already the namesake for his new album — and if Kanye's latest pile of trademark applications go through, her name could soon find its way onto a line of tech and electronic products as well. TMZ reported over the weekend that the rapper and designer has filed to name an assortment of electronic products after his mom. The Donda trademark would apply to tablet computers, speakers, surround sound systems, "wearable computers" like smartwatches and glasses, plus earbuds, headphones and more. The webloid reports his request even extends to downloadable news publications about the electronics market and field. While Kanye plants seeds for a future in the tech world, the rapper and his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian West, made a more analogue virtual appearance over the weekend at Balenciaga's runway show during Paris Fashion Week, where they were transformed into "The Simpsons" characters — along with some of Kanye's designs and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, of course — for a special 10-minute long, front-row fashion-focused episode that played during the presentation.
Clare Crawley shares emotional post after Dale Moss split
"The Bachelorette" alum Clare Crawley is doing her best to take care of herself as she deals with a wild batch of emotions following her split from Dale Moss amid her mother's move into hospice care. "It takes a lot to bring me to my knees. But damn this week has pushed me to that point," she told fans on her Instagram Story over the weekend (via ET). "One thing I refuse to do though is stay down," she continued, adding that she's "taking steps even if [they] are small." Clare said she's focused on eating right staying hydrated and handling her current situation "the best I know how." The former reality star, who recently underwent explant surgery, said her "energy is focused on grieving, healing, and being present at home" during her mom's last days, "while trying to share and help others going through similar life experiences as I'm sharing today." In closing, she said she was "thankful for the people in my life who offer genuine unconditional love with no personal gain, and stand by me through thick and thin. ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE OFF with no accolades." Clare added, "Actions speak for themselves." Clare and Dale got engaged during season 16 of "The Bachelorette" before calling it quits in January, reuniting, then splitting again last month.