Brooklyn Beckham and his fiance cast one another's wisdom teeth in gold
When it comes time for Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz to say "I do," the engaged lovebirds will already have that all-important "something borrowed" box checked off — with something … unusual. As Nicola revealed on her Instagram Story on Thursday, March 26, she had one of her wisdom teeth and one of Brooklyn's made into gold charms. She then had the charms attached to matching gold necklace chains. "You're my best friend," she captioned a pic of the teeth in their hands, according to E! News. Whatever the rest of the world might think about the gift — the word "ew" does come to mind — Brooklyn was clearly moved by it. "Words can't discribe (sic) how much I love you @nicolaannepeltz. I am the luckiest person on this planet xx I will love you forever and ever," he wrote on his own Story. "The best gift from my best friend and the most amazing fiancé x I love you like crazy," he gushed in a second post. "You are the best thing that has ever happened to me." Nicola then shared one of his loved-up posts, to which she responded, "my forever boy [heart emoji] I'm so lucky I get to live life by your side." Brooklyn, 22, and Nicola, 26, announced their engagement last summer.
Jessica Simpson says she doesn't 'need an apology' from John Mayer
In her 2020 memoir, "Open Book," Jessica Simpson got candid about everything from her private substance abuse battle to her past relationships. That includes her ill-fated romance with John Mayer, who she said told her was "obsessed with her" — then revealed locker room-esque details about their sexual relationship in the pages of Playboy. In a new interview with Tamron Hall airing Friday, Tamron asks Jessica if she'd like John to publicly apologize — and Jessica says that's not what her reveal was about. "No, I definitely don't feel that I am owed a public apology," she says in the clip (via E! News). "I mean, you can't take it back. And I'm a very forgiving person but I'm also honest. So, in the memoir, if I'm gonna talk about stuff that caused me pain, I'm going to be honest about it. And that was a time in my life that I was very manipulated and also in love, or seemingly." She goes on to contrast the relationship with her marriage to Eric Johnson, calling their love "such a different thing." Reiterating that she doesn't "think there's a need for an apology" from John, Jessica says, "I feel like people end up finding their way to let you know they're sorry." She adds that she realizes John "might not be sorry," saying, "and that's OK … we were kind of, like, on-off, on-off at that time. But to talk about anybody sexually was kind of disrespectful, but that's on him."
Rihanna says new music is coming 'soon' — but just one song
At this point, you wouldn't be alone if you had given up on the idea of Rihanna returning to music after launching her massively successful Fenty lingerie, beauty, skin (and currently on-hiatus luxury fashion) lines. But if we've learned anything from Rih in the wake of her last album, 2016's "Anti," it's that she really enjoys teasing fans about new music when they beg for "R9," the much-anticipated, long-awaited full-length follow-up to "Anti." She did it again this week in the comments on an Instagram post dedicated to Women's History Month. "Grateful to the most High for putting die hard supporters in my circle #Anti #WomensHistoryMonth congrats to everyone that contributed to this era, thank you team," she captioned a video that showed a montage of her recent accomplishments in both the music and fashion worlds. When a fan nudged her in the comments to "celebrate by releasing a song," Rihanna actually replied. "I think I should," she wrote, adding the "soon" emoji. That, however, is all we have to go on for now. Another fan chimed in with, "'R9′ is what we need," and Rih promptly shut 'em down. "Lemme have my moment nuuuhhh??? Lol," she replied. Some quick backstory: After "Anti" dropped, Rihanna posted in December 2019 about having wrapped up work on a new album. She said she wasn't ready to release it yet, though. By early 2020, the coronavirus pandemic forced her to put her luxury Fenty line on hold. Which is not to say she hasn't been busy. She applied to trademark Fenty Hair earlier this month. And in February, her company raised $115 million in financing for an expansion of the lingerie line, which, after the pandemic forced much of the world to retreat into their homes, saw an explosion of in profits. As of mid-February, the new financing put Savage x Fenty at a $1 billion valuation, according to Forbes.
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Andy Cohen hints Kris Jenner could land on 'Real Housewives' after all
Remember all that chatter about how Kris Jenner should join the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast following the final season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians?" Well, fans might get their way, after all. During Andy Cohen's Thursday, March 25, edition of "Watch What Happens Live," the Bravo exec sits down with Kris and her daughters to talk about what's next in their lives after "KUWTK." At one point, he raises the matter of fans' demands that she head over to "RHOBH." And guess what? She is totally down — though she cautions she'd appear as a guest rather than a Housewife. EW checked in with Andy after the interview to get his take on whether that means she'll actually make a move to appear on the other franchise. "I think so," he said, according to the outlet. Andy also revealed why he thinks Kris wouldn't be up for becoming a full-fledged cast member. "She wouldn't have control over the edits," he said, "so I think for someone who is used to having so much power over a show, I can't see her surrendering that power."
Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Tony Hale and more pay tribute to the late Jessica Walter
Emmy Award-winning actress Jessica Walter, known by "Arrested Development" fans as the hilariously caustic, martini-toting Lucille Bluth, has died at age 80. According to her daughter, Brooke Bowman, Jessica passed away in her sleep at her home in New York City on Wednesday. "A working actor for over six decades, her greatest pleasure was bringing joy to others through her storytelling both on screen and off," Brooke said in a statement, via NPR. "While her legacy will live on through her body of work, she will also be remembered by many for her wit, class and overall joie de vivre," Brooke added. Following the news, tributes also flooded social media, with "Arrested Development" stars weighing in to share memories and love. "R. I. P. Jessica Walter. What an incredible career, filled with amazing performances," Jason Bateman said in statement. "I will forever remember my time with her, watching her bring Lucille Bluth to life. She was one of a kind. All my love and thoughts to her family." Will Arnett tweeted, "Jessica Walter was a deeply talented person. We first met on a pilot in '96 and I was instantly blown away. I'm fortunate to have had a front row seat to her brilliance for 25 years. My thoughts are with her daughter Brooke and grandson Micah today. Farewell Jessica, you'll be missed." Henry Winkler, who played the Bluth family's crooked lawyer for years on the show, tweeted, "it was an honor to watch her comedy explode from the very first row," while Tony Hale, who played Jessica's onscreen youngest son, posted, "She was a force, and her talent and timing were unmatched. Rest In Peace Mama Bluth." On Twitter, David Cross called Jessica "an absolutely brilliant actress and amazing talent," and said, "I consider myself privileged and very lucky to have been able to work with her. Lucille Bluth is one of TV's greatest characters." Alia Shawkat, who played Lucille's granddaughter, Maybe, shared a glamorous photo of Jessica as a young woman. "💔love you Gangie," she captioned the post.
Buh-bye, Twitter. Chrissy Teigen, long hailed as the social platform's unofficial queen, deleted her account on Wednesday after sharing a thoughtful "goodbye" in which she told her 13.7 million-plus followers Twitter "no longer serves me as positively as it serves me negatively." She opened her sign-off by writing, "For over 10 years, you guys have been my world. I honestly owe so much to this world we have created here. I truly consider so many of you my actual friends. But it's time for me to say goodbye." Earlier in the day, the model and cookbook author had responded to some critics of her new green cleaning products line with pal Kris Jenner by commenting that some people were "truly just f—— mean," according to BuzzFeed. In her final posts, she explained, "I'm a sensitive (expletive), OK? I don't want to be this way. I just am. But I love you guys and cherish our time together, I truly do. I also hate you." Ultimately, she said, "My life goal is to make people happy. The pain I feel when I don't is too much for me. I've always been portrayed as the strong clap back girl but I'm just not." She closed by writing, "Live well, tweeters. Please know all I ever cared about was you." On Instagram, Chrissy elaborated to clarify she hadn't left twitter because of the "bullying" or the "trolls." Rather, she said, "It's just me. I have to come to terms with the fact some people aren't gonna like me. I hate letting people down or upsetting people and I feel like I just did it over and over and over. Someone can't read that they disappointed you in some way every single day, all day without physically absorbing that energy." Finally, she shared a word of advice to the right-wing extremists who often weigh in on her feeds in the wake of her long feud with then-President Donald Trump. "And to the Q anon people who think I'm in Guantanamo Bay right now, lol," she wrote. "I saw 'Q: into the storm' and saw what I'm working with here. And I, lol, I no longer care. Don't flatter yourselves."
Amber Heard responds to Johnny Depp's libel case appeal being denied
Amber Heard is "pleased, but by no means surprised" by news her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, will not be granted an appeal in his libel case against British tabloid, "The Sun." Last year, a High Court judge in London ruled The Sun's use of the phrase, "wife beater," in reference to Johnny and his relationship with Amber, did not constitute libel because it was "substantially true." The actor's attorney attempted to get a retrial on grounds Amber had not finished donating the divorce settlement she got after splitting from Johnny to charities, as she'd promised to do previously. Johnny's lawyer said that drew questions about her credibility, arguing that it was ultimately that very credibility that led the court to determine Johnny had abused her, which he has denied. Amber, whose lawyer has noted Johnny has her finances tied up in court fees because of his lawsuits against and related to her, again spoke via her rep about the appeal being denied this week. ""We are pleased — but by no means surprised — by the Court's denial of Mr. Depp's application for appeal," her spokesperson said, according to JustJared. "The evidence presented in the UK case was overwhelming and undeniable. To reiterate, the original verdict was that Mr. Depp committed domestic violence against Amber on no fewer than 12 occasions and she was left in fear of her life. The verdict and lengthy, well-reasoned Judgment, including the Confidential Judgment, have been affirmed. Mr. Depp's claim of new and important evidence was nothing more than a press strategy, and has been soundly rejected by the Court."
Britney Spears takes major step in conservatorship battle, asks father to resign as personal conservator
Ahead of the next hearing in her high-profile conservatorship, Britney Spears' lawyer has filed a petition to have her father, Jamie Spears, permanently removed from his role as conservator of her personal affairs. Specifically, the documents, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles, say the singer has ".. requested the resignation of the current conservator of her person, James P. Spears," according to Variety. Britney's lawyer then asks that Britney's temporary care manager, Jodi Montgomery, who took over for Jamie when he was dealing with health issues in 2019, be instated as the permanent conservator of her personal affairs, including medical decisions and insurance as well as the power to "restrict and limit" Britney's visitors, to hire and manage "caretakers and security guards and, according to the Guardian, "to prosecute civil harassment restraining orders on her behalf." Jodie has continued to handle Britney's personal matters since 2019, though on a temporary basis. The petition comes after Bessemer Trust was named co-conservator of Britney's estate, alongside Jamie, following Britney's last request to have him removed from the conservatorship altogether. Jamie's lawyer continues to tell press that Britney has the right to request an end to the conservatorship, which began in 2008 after she suffered a breakdown. Ending the arrangement, however, doesn't seem to be the 39-year-old singer's goal — removing her father from his position of power over her life does. The next hearing is set for April.
Teresa Giudice opens up about her romance and possible future with new beau, Louie Ruelas
Teresa Giudice's new boyfriend, Louie Ruelas, is going the extra mile to win the trust of her four daughters. Speaking to Andy Cohen on Wednesday's "Watch What Happens Live," the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" revealed that Luie and her ex-husband, Joe Giudice, have "talked over the phone." In fact, thee have been discussions of an in-person meeting. "Louie wanted to go to the Bahamas and meet [Joe] — which I thought was the most amazing thing ever," Teresa, 48, said of her ex, who's been in Italy since 2019 because of a deportation order that went into effect after he and Teresa served prison sentences for fraud. "He said he just wanted to talk to him and let him know he's not trying to take his place or anything. But he just wanted to meet him, 'cause I have daughters," she added, per People. While describing what makes their relationship work, Teresa said Louie is "very open" and is also able to get her to "open up." The reality star also admitted she's thinking long-term about the relationship — though she was clearly choosing her words carefully. Asked if marriage was a possibility, she told Andy, "I mean, you know, I feel it. So we'll see what happens."
Taylor Swift, medieval theme park drop 'evermore' lawsuits
Taylor Swift is free to quit worrying about her legal battles with a medieval theme park in Utah that shares the name of her new album, "evermore," and get back to work releasing her newly re-recorded back catalog. A rep for the singer told EW this week that both Taylor and Evermore, "will drop and dismiss their respective suits without monetary settlement." The "suits" in question are a multi-million dollar trademark infringement suit the park brought against the singer in February in which it claimed her album, "evermore," was causing "confusion" that led the park to lose money and publicity. The park's lawyers also took issue with Taylor's merch, claiming it was "counterfeit," given the park's trademark on similar products. Taylor's management group responded to the suit by filing their own countersuit on her behalf. That suit claimed the park was using a handful of Taylor's songs in performances on-site without first obtaining the license to do so. Taylor's camp claimed the park ignored "numerous" requests to cease and desist illegally using the music. As for her new "Taylor's Version" re-recording, the singer's set to release a new version of "You All Over Me (From the Vault), featuring Maren Morris, on Friday.