Chrissy Teigen issues a pair of perfect clap-backs on social media (again)
Welp, it was another weekend of strong D in the old social media game for Chrissy Teigen, whose shut-downs and clap backs at trolls earned her praise ranging from "this is why you are the mayor of Twitter" to "that is the most amazing reply I have seen in a long time." The latter came in response to short and not-so-sweet swipe Chrissy took at a commenter who criticized Los Angeles firefighters in the comments beneath a photo on Chrissy's Instagram. She apparently took her kids, Luna, 3, and Miles, 18 months, to a local firehouse where, as Chrissy explained in the caption, Miles was able to fulfill "a lifelong dream" when he met and shared a hug with a real-life firefighter alongside his big sis. The adorable photo seemingly irked one commenter who responded, "So this is what the fire departments do rather than put out the 10 fires currently in LA… nice," (via CommentsByCelebs). While some of Chrissy's followers tried to make points about how meeting little kids who look up to them probably helps firefighters feel good and relieve some stress, Chrissy went for the jugular, telling the initial troll simply: "What a f—— p—- you are." And that was kinda that. Over on Twitter on Saturday, Nov. 9, meanwhile, she had a different yet equally perfect response to a chauvinistic comment about a joke she'd made while watching the LSU-Alabama NCAA game. "Wait so if someone wants to, they can hide off the field out of bounds then come in and sneak attack a touchdown. this is all good to know," Chrissy quipped in reference to an LSU play. The troll in question then posted, "Stick to being hot with giant cans," prompting this graceful shut-down from Chrissy: "I know you're trying to be mean but I really needed this today so thank u." As one user observed, the response was "classic and classy."
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Arnold Schwarzenegger takes his six-wheeled military vehicle out to run errands in L.A.
Once a Terminator, always a Terminator — even at Brentwood Country Mart. On Sunday, Nov. 10, Arnold Schwarzenegger was spotted climbing into his massive, six-wheeled Pinzgauer, a $100,000 military vehicle that's been converted to road use standards but still basically looks like a tank. Fresh off the promo circuit for "Terminator: Dark Fate" — and a meeting with climate activist Greta Thunberg — the actor recently faced criticism for driving such a massive vehicle after dubbing Greta an inspiration hero. According to the Daily Mail, Arnold flew to Germany multiple times to have the SUV's engine upgraded to a low-displacement range S-TEC so that it would guzzle less gas. As plenty of annoyed commenters have pointed out on social media, all those carbon-emitting flights across the pond kinda did as much if not more damage to the environment as the Pinzgauer's original engine would have done. To be fair, Arnold, who also owns an all-electric Hummer, recently hooked Greta up with a Tesla so she could travel in the most eco-friendly style possible while she was visiting Canada.
Kristen Stewart can't wait to hear Rob Pattinson utter Michael Keaton's most famous 'Batman' line
Kristen Stewart's ex-boyfriend, Robert Pattinson, is set to be the next caped crusader when Matt Reeves' "The Batman" hits theaters in 2021 — and it sounds like Kristen has every intention of cheering Rob on. The actress sat down for a Fandango video chat with her "Charlie's Angels" costars Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska recently in which they were each given notecards with random questions on them that they were then asked to discuss. One of Kristen's read, "The Angels have a fun Batman debate in the film. We're putting you on the spot: Who do you think is the best Batman?" (via People). She gamely kicked things off by going with her ex-turned-pal. "Robert Pattinson, yet to find out," she suggested. "I have all the faith in that." Her costars both agreed as Naomi said Zoe Kravitz' Catwoman casting deserved a shoutout too, since she "was born to play that role." Kristen agreed. "Literally, she already is Catwoman," she said. "I cannot wait to see that. I've known those guys for a long time, obviously. But other than that, for me, Michael Keaton is definitely the one." Then, replaying one of the most famous lines from the Keaton version, she did her best low-octave voice and added, "I can't wait to hear Rob be like, 'I'm Batman.'" Kristen and Rob dated for four years after meeting on the set of "Twilight." Despite their dramatic split, they have since said they are now friends and stay in touch.
John Legend's kids joined him on 'The Voice,' looked alternately bored and annoyed
Yes, John Legend's "Voice" gig makes him an even cooler dad to some of us. No, it mos def does not make him a cool dad to his kids. Luna Stephens, 3, and Miles Stephens, 18 months, pretty much drove that truth home on this week's edition of the show, where they joined their pop and even sat in his lap on his famous red chair. At one point, Luna was so unimpressed with her cool-dad's uncoolness, she reached up and placed a hand over his mouth while making a face that looked just like one her mom made a few years back at the Golden Globes. Miles, meanwhile, looked off to the side, away from the camera, apparently bored. "I couldn't go to @NBCTheVoice today," Chrissy Teigen posted, sharing a photo of the hilarious moment (via People), "… but it looks like it's going well!"
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Ariana Grande teases a live 'Sweetener' album on Instagram
With her soundtrack for the new "Charlie's Angels" remake in the can, Ariana Grande seems pretty focused on teasing — if not releasing — a live version of her "Sweetener" album, culled from performances from the world tour. This week, NME spotted a few clips on her Instagram Stories in which she asked fans for feedback about which songs from which cities' shows should make it onto the album as she scrolled through audio files with the names of various towns the tour stopped in along the way. It's at least the second tease from Ariana, who tweeted in October, "So …. i got a bunch of my live vocals from tour on my laptop thanks to johnny and toby 💻 about to start comping thru and picking my favorite adlibs / performance moments on this flight … just in case u want a live album one day 🎙🌪 ☁️." Ariana released "Sweetener" in August 2018. Her last release, "Thank U, Next," landed in February.
Renee Zellweger on 50: 'It's not aging … it's growing'
We would all do well to take a page from Renee Zellweger when it comes to making another trip around the sun each year. At 50, Renee not only looks more stunning than ever, she just delivered what's being hailed as perhaps the best performance of her career in her turn as Judy Garland, the star of the new film, "Judy." In a new interview with InStyle for the magazine's December cover story, Renee reflects on how she looks at 50, saying that like other ages, it's a time to be proud of what she's achieved — and grateful she's done with a large degree of the struggling that's often involved in showbusiness for your actors. "It doesn't consume me because it's inevitable; it's a privilege," she says. "I'd rather celebrate each phase of my life and be present in it than mourn something that's passed. I don't want to miss this moment to be something that I used to be … That's for someone else now. And good luck to them, because you have to survive a lot to move forward to your next state. … I'd rather be a healthy, productive woman in each stage of my life than apologetic. I also don't want to perpetuate the notion that somehow moving forward in your life is wrong." Adding that "it's not aging, it's growing," Renee continues: "It's acquisition of the most valuable things: experience and knowledge and grace and insight. … I think I felt like I had it together at 24. I look back and go, 'Wow.' I had to recognize that that was naïveté."
John Witherspoon's cause of death revealed
John Witherspoon's cause of death was officially coronary heart disease. TMZ reports the "Friday" star, who died Oct. 29 at his home following a heart attack, also suffered hypertension. In an announcement about the sad news, his family described John as one of the "hardest working men in show business," and "a Legend in the entertainment industry." He was 77.
Oops! Britney Spears new immersive pop-up shares the same name as nearby sex club
The tagline, "It's Britney, b—-" could come in extra handy in January when Britney Spears launches an immersive pop-up in Los Angeles that's being promoted as the "ultimate Britney Spears experience." It's called "The Zone" and features memorabilia, props from her tours and stage shows and pieces from her videos, among other items. According to The Hollywood Reporter, however, there's a teensy, potentially complicating issue with the name of the pop-up — a clothing-optional gay sex club for men "just a few minutes' drive away" also happens to be called The Zone. All a rep would tell THR was that, "The Britney Spears 'The Zone' is a temporary interactive experience so fans can connect with their favorite artist." Just double-check that GPS on your way there, Britney Army …
T.I.'s daughter unfollows him on IG after 'hymen' remarks
In the wake of T.I.'s revelation that he accompanies his 18-year-old daughter to her annual GYN exams to "check her hymen," which he believes is directly related to her virginity or lack thereof, his daughter, Deyjah Harris, has unfollowed him on Instagram. E! News reports it's not clear when Deyjah took her dad off her IG radar and has yet to publicly comment on T.I.'s remarks, which he made on a recent edition of the Ladies Like Us podcast. She did, however, signal a thumbs-up to tweets criticizing T.I. for the hymen checks, which the Twitter user deemed "disgusting," "possessive" and "controlling." It's long since been established in the medical community, by the way, that a woman's hymen is not actually an indicator of her virginity.
Noelle Robinson comes out as sexually fluid on 'RHOA'
Cynthia Bailey's daughter, Noelle Robinson, has come out as sexually fluid. The 20-year-old went public with the news on the Sunday, Nov. 10, edition of "Real Housewives of Atlanta." "I definitely ended up meeting a couple of girls that I thought were cool in, like, a romantic aspect. People like to try to box everybody in and put labels on everything, but I don't really do that … there's a lot of attractive guys, and there's a lot of attractive girls," Noelle explained to her mom during the show (via JustJared). "It really just, like, came out of nowhere a little bit. Like, I just, like, wasn't really expecting it to happen." For her part, Cynthia said she knew Noelle felt that way but hadn't realized she was "out there" acting on her feelings. "I just want you to be happy, Noelle," she told her daughter in response. "If you meet an amazing young lady, that's a blessing. If you meet an amazing young man, that's a blessing. As long as they're good people and they love and support you."