Daniel Craigs gets emotional at 'No Time to Die' wrap party
Drunk. Quite drunk. That could be Daniel Craig's new nickname after the sweet speech he gave bidding "adieu" to his tenure as James Bond at the "No Time to Die" wrap party. A video from the party recently surfaced on Twitter. It shows the star getting emotional as he speaks to the cheering cast and crew while standing beside a custom, black and white James Bond-themed cake. "I just want to say, and I am really quite drunk now so I won't go on for long," he begins in the speech (via ET). "This has been one of the best, most wonderful experiences I have ever had. You have all done the most amazing job. I could not be more proud to work with every single one of you on this production," he continues. "I would like to thank you for this evening, for Barbara [Broccoli, producer], for putting it on. Thank goodness, we did this tonight." As the video ends, the cast and crew raise their glasses to toast the 51-year-old star and Daniel smiles, gets a high five and motions that it's time to cut the cake. "No Time to Die" hits theaters April 8.
Inside Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's rehearsal dinner
After months of postponements, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin finally kicked off their (second) wedding weekend with a rehearsal dinner at the Montage in Palmetto Bluffs in Bluffton, South Carolina on Sunday, Sept. 30 — one day before the ceremony. An insider tells E! News guests including Kendall Jenner, Scooter Braun, Justin's pastor and mentor Carl Lentz and his wife Laura took water taxis to the pre-wedding meal around 6:30 p.m. "The dinner was on the edge of the water. There were many string lights hanging and lit candles. The dècor was very chic and white," the source shared, adding that the groom and his "short, white dress"-clad bride were among the last to arrive. "Everyone cheered for them and they looked really happy to see everyone," the source said. "Hailey and Justin both could not stop smiling." According to another E! source, the dinner was extra-special to Justin and Hailey because they've never managed to get all their loved ones in one place at the same time before. "They are looking forward to having friends and family get to know each other throughout the weekend," said the insider. "They have several different events planned and hope that people will have a great time." The happy couple has reportedly been looking forward to celebrating their love with a traditional wedding ever since they were legally married last September in a New York City courthouse.
Sorry, Ryan Tedder was joking about that Beyonce/Adele/OneRepublic collaboration …
Why you gotta tease us, Ryan Tedder?! The singer has clarified remarks he made to New York City radio station Z100 claiming the new OneRepublic album features a collaboration between Adele, her idol Beyonce and Chris Martin. In a nutshell, he was kidding. "Three of my favorite things: absurdity, kidding, joke," he posted (via ET) alongside dictionary definitions of each word. "Journalist: any cool collaborations on the next @onerepublic album?" he wrote in the post, recapping how he ended up telling the station the album includes "one song featuring Beyoncé and Adele with a Chris Martin piano solo in the bridge." Back on Instagram Story, Ryan continued: "Me utilizing 'sarcasm,' 'kidding,' and a 'joke' simultaneously, 'Ya, we have one song featuring Beyonce, Adele and Chris Martin, but I don't want to talk about it or give too much away.'" Posting screenshots of coverage based on the comment, he added, "come onnnnnnnnn people" — and admitted, "All that said wouldn't that be a [fire] collab? I'd stream it."
NBC news programs 'bracing for bombshells' ahead of Ronan Farrow's new book
It's going to be an awkward October for NBC News. Page Six reports network execs have been "bracing for bombshells" about NBC and Matt Lauer ahead of the Oct. 15 release of Ronan Farrow's "Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators." The book reportedly features new, incriminating allegations about former "Today" show host Matt Lauer's allegedly inappropriate relationships with younger staffers. It's also expected to tackle new information regarding NBC's rumored moves to prevent Farrow from completing his investigation into Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct scandal in 2017, all of which NBC brass is trying to figure how to cover. (In 2017, the network denied having obstructed Farrow's reporting, which ultimately won Farrow a Pulitzer Prize after he took the story to the New Yorker.) "'Today' and 'NBC News' covered Matt Lauer's firing perhaps more extensively than anyone," an insider tells Page Six. "We don't need 'high-level discussions,' because it's simple: if there's more on this story that is newsworthy and warrants coverage, we'll report on it again." Page Six reports "several new alleged victims" go on-record with claims of Lauer's alleged sexual misconduct and that the accuser whose story got Lauer fired from "Today" identifies herself by name for the first time in the book. Lauer has previously denied all "…allegations or reports of coercive, aggressive or abusive actions on my part, at any time …" Speaking to Page Six, an industry source said the book is "a highly anticipated release in other newsrooms," adding, "Ronan usually does quite a bit of press for his reporting so you have to imagine the book will dominate the news cycle for several days."
Khloe Kardashian shares snaps from True Thompson and Dream Kardashian's 'cousin day'
The so-called Kardashian-Jenner baby boom of the past two years gave way to new additions for Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna, Khloe Kardashian and Thompson, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott and Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West. It also opened the door to some adorable new cousin friendships. Over the weekend, Khloe's daughter, True Thompson, 1, got some hang-time in with Rob's 2-year-old daughter, Dream Kardashian, which Khloe shared tidbits from on her Instagram Story (via EW). One pic showed Dream in a blue tutu and True in a tie-dyed onesie sitting on the pavement making chalk art. "Dream X True," Khloe quipped in the caption. Other posts, including one Khloe tagged "cousin day," featured the girls getting to know a grownup fairy as Dream rocked a pair of her own fairy wings beside a flower crown-clad True. The early seeds of a North West – Penelope West cousin friendship, no doubt!
Prince Harry guest-edits National Graphic's Instagram as part of new social media campaign
On the heels of his Telegraph op-ed about the necessity of wildlife preservation, Prince Harry stepped in as guest-editor of National Geographic's Instagram on Monday, Sept. 30, to highlight the importance of trees in Earth's ecosystem as part of his new "Looking Up" social media campaign, according to ET. "Today I'm in Liwonde National Park, Malawi, an important stop on our official tour of Southern Africa, planting trees for The Queens Commonwealth Canopy," Harry wrote in his first post. "As part of this takeover, I am inviting you to be a part of our 'Looking Up' social campaign," he continued, pointing to a shot he took of Baobab trees in the park. Another post showed what Harry described as a "strangler fig as it twists around another tree to head upwards toward the sun," taken by one of NatGeo's renowned photographers, Peter Essick, while a third showed off some of the "fall colors" trees in the U.K. display each year, courtesy of photographer Simon Roberts. As part of the campaign, Harry's asking users to share their own tree photos as a means of creating awareness about the importance of forest conservation.
Lil Nas X prayed his homosexuality 'was a phase' that would 'go away'
Lil Nas X recently announced he plans to "take a little time off" after "a wild last seven months." Before stepping out of the spotlight, though, the rapper, singer and songwriter sat down with Gayle King for an interview on "CBS This Morning." Much of the segment, excerpted by People, focuses on his decision to come out as gay in June and how he wrestled with understanding his feelings when he was younger. Asked if he knew as a child that he was gay, Nas X said, "Yeah, definitely. I knew. Especially around my teenage years, I was just like, you know, praying, praying, praying that it was like a phase." adding that he hoped it would "go away." He also said part of his decision to come out had to do with his recognition that's "easy" for him as a pop star, while, "some little boy, 10 miles from here, it's not going to be good for him." Nas X also admitted "we still have a long way to go" as far as helping other kids feel comfortable with their sexuality. "You know, someone who's like, listening to me in school right now, it's like, 'You gay cause you listening to him,'" he explained. "There's still a lot to be done of course but I do believe it's helping." Earlier this year, Nas X's "Old Town Road" became the "longest-running No. 1 in Billboard Hot 100 history" when it hit 19 weeks at the top of the charts, according to Billboard.com.
Will Jessica Lange return to 'American Horror Story'?
Bad news for fans who hoped Jessica Lange's cameo in last year's "American Horror Show: Apocalypse" meant she'd eventually return to a major role on the series. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 70-year-old star was asked if she planned to return to "AHS." "I don't think so," she said (via People). "I feel like I got the best of it in those first four seasons. Great characters. It was exciting to do. I worked with some of my favorite actors but I can't see that we could ever get back to that," she said of her roles on "Murder House" (2011), "Asylum" (2012-2013), "Coven" (2013-2014), and "Freak Show" (2015-2015). As for her one-episode appearance reprising her "Murder House" character in "Apocalypse," she said: "Just that tiny little reprise, that part, that was enough," she told EW. Jessica, who recently told The Hollywood Reporter, "it would take something very, very different and special to jump back into [series television]," stars in the new Netflix series, "The Politician."
Kevin Hart asks judge to nix former business partner's revised judgment request in court battle
After being ordered to pay more than $700,000 to his former business partner, Kevin Hart is ready to move on from his legal battle with iGo Marketing & Entertainment — even if iGo Marketing is not. The Blast reports the comic's lawyers have responded to a motion from iGo demanding a $250,000 increase in the award, calling "the entire premise of the plaintiff's argument … false and specious," and asserting that the original judgement is on par with what is owed. The motion reportedly surfaced a few days after Kevin was seriously injured in a car accident. Earlier this month, TMZ reported Kevin is "likely" to face another lawsuit related to the accident.
Clara McGregor talks mental health struggles after 110 days of sobriety
Ewan McGregor's daughter, Clara McGregor, is reflecting publicly on her struggles with depression, anxiety and substance abuse in order to — as she wrote on Instagram over the weekend — hopefully, "help others feel less alone." "This was really hard for me to open up about so go easy on me ❤️," the 23-year-old wrote in the beginning of a caption for a long Notes app message. "… In the past year, I dealt with addiction, I got sober, and I dealt with a great deal of depression and anxiety I had an abusive relationship, I had an abortion the list goes [on]." Detailing the anxiety and panic attacks she's experienced since childhood, she wrote that she "didn't know there was a way to get better," adding, "but there is." Her Notes post elaborated on some of those experiences, which she said she's "been so ashamed of … I haven't even wanted to tell friends." "Iv gone to therapy since I was a kid and I am so grateful for what therapy and psychoanalysis has done for me. Iv worked on myself and continued to do so," she wrote. Clara, who appeared alongside her dad in "Christopher Robin," said that while she's still working to "get out of" the anxiety she describes as "a cage I was stuck in" that led her to abuse Xanax, a Lexapro prescription has helped. She wrote that she's been sober and pill-free for 110 days, crediting a stint at Cirque Lodge and the people she met there with changing her life. "I was so ashamed of my addiction, of my anxiety and depression. I was ashamed of the abuse I had let happen to me," she explained, saying she blamed herself for "the bruises, the black eyes the rapes and for the attacks a man did to me." Today, Clara said she's "regaining this power," and that after "a hard year" of coming to understand who she is, she finally feels "so loved and blessed with where I am now." In the caption, she signed off by writing, "Help yourself so others can help you too. And never be ashamed to talk about it." Clara heads back to the big screen next year in "The Birthday Cake," another film alongside her father.