Did religion and competition contribute to Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' split?
The world is still trying to come to understand why one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood is calling it quits. The latest round of digging has turned up a rumor that religion and competition for laughs contributed to Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' split. "They're very competitive with each other. At parties they compete over who's funniest and get insecure if they're not," a source tells the New York Post. "When he started getting big roles and losing weight, she wasn't the big star anymore," added the insider. "He's also very, very religious, and she's not religious." Other reports have cited differing views on family life and kids as playing a part in their decision to end their marriage of eight years. By virtually all accounts, however, the pair are sad to have ended their relationship and continue to love and respect one another deeply.
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Luna Stephens finally got to see her dad on 'Sesame Street'
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's 1-year-old daughter Luna has been on the road with her parents during her dad's Darkness and Light tour this summer, but as Chrissy recently told Us Weekly, Luna gets "too overwhelmed" to handle actually seeing many of her dad's shows. Welp, dad appeared in a different kind of show recently — one that's made just for little girls like Luna. Last year, John was a guest on "Sesame Street" and this week, Chrissy apparently decided Luna was big enough to check it out. But there was an extra surprise in the footage. "When John first posted this video to instagram, Luna had no idea what Sesame Street was," Chrissy captioned a video showing her delighted and squealing daughter watching daddy hang out with Big Bird and the rest of the cast, all of whom are waving to her. "She was sick and couldn't go to set when John was filming so all the characters made this video for her," Chrissy continued. "This is her first time watching it and knowing how freaking epic it is."
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Katy Perry: Short hair makes me feel 'liberated'
When Katy Perry debuted her newly short, super platinum hair in March, the change came so soon after her split from Orlando Bloom, it seemed like the ultimate breakup makeover. But as she explains in the new issue of W, her pixie cut ended up freeing her on a much deeper level. "Everything is more fun with short hair! I can just get up and go. I feel so liberated with this hair now," she marvels. "In general, I feel 360-degrees liberated — all around. Whether it's politically, mentally, spiritually, sexually. I feel liberated from all the things that don't serve me. I'm surrendering and embracing my 30s. You couldn't give me anything to go back to my 20s. To get to this place, I had to do some much-needed work on my heart, soul, mind, and body. Since doing that, a lot of beautiful things started to bloom again."
Taylor Swift's reps want to keep singer's trial out of late-night jokes
As details of Taylor Swift's groping trial make their way into the press, her team is reportedly trying get a jump on any potential fallout — particularly when it comes to late-night talk show hosts who might be looking for joke fodder. The New York Post reports Taylor's team is reaching out to the hosts to find out whether they intend to joke about the case on their shows. "[Taylor] doesn't really want to be in the media cycle unless it's on her own terms," says a music industry source. "She loves to control her narrative. I'm sure she doesn't want to have this moment right before she's gearing up for an album release." Taylor, who's rumored to be releasing an album this year and going on tour in 2018, is embroiled in a lawsuit and countersuit stemming from her allegation that DJ David Mueller reached up her skirt and grabbed her rear during a 2013 meet-and-greet. He claims it didn't go down that way and wants retribution for the fact that he lost his job when she contacted his superiors about the incident. Taylor says she hopes the case serves "as an example to other women who may resist publicly reliving similar outrageous and humiliating acts." The trial continues in Denver, Colo., this week.
Robert Pattinson's hair fell out while shooting 'Good Time'
When Robert Pattinson and the cast of "Good Time" hit the streets of New York City to film the gritty robbery-gone-oh-so-wrong drama, the actor had some concerns about the combination of his "Twilight"-born celebrity status and what he described at a press conference as "guerilla-style" sooting. What if paparazzi got in the way, he worried. Luckily, he needed to get considerably less handsome for the role. "We experimented with a few different things. You've got these pockmarks in the skin and no one recognizes you. We shot the movie on the streets of New York, and no one took a cell phone picture," he said in May. This week, he told the New York Post things got worse than just fake pockmarks. "[In] some scenes they peroxided my bangs," he recalled. "They changed my hair color so many times that some of my hair fell out." (Of course, when you're making a movie where the script requires a NSFW scene with a dog, what's a little hair loss?!) "Good Time" has already been hailed as Rob's best performance to date. It hits theaters Friday, Aug. 11.
Are Megyn Kelly's colleagues annoyed with her already?
Megyn Kelly may be irking her new colleagues at NBC. A new report claims her large staff and even larger budget are frustrating those with presumably less access to money and manpower. "People are outraged over her diva-like ways," a network source griped to the New York Post. "They wonder, 'When does NBC stop throwing money at her?'" Megyn, who has reportedly had a new set built and been given the OK to budget for a live audience, is currently visiting major-market affiliates on a five-day tour across the country. According to the Post, she's traveling via private jet with her own hair stylist, makeup artist, publicist and security staff. But it's unclear if those amenities and expenditures are out of the ordinary in a situation like hers. Quoting an "NBC insider," the Post reports Megyn's "working sunup to sundown," the affiliates tour is "standard" and most of the morning show team Megyn hired were already on the payroll with "Today." The expenses, the insider added, were in the budget for her shows from day one.
Kendall Jenner sells burglarized house where stalker was arrested
After feeling like a sitting duck in a house visited by at least one over-eager fan and one burglar, Kendall Jenner has washed her hands of the $6.5 million home she bought from John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in June 2016. According to TMZ, Kendall sold the house, located in the West Hollywood section of Los Angeles, to an "undisclosed buyer." The six-bedroom, five bathroom mansion was the site of a burglary in March during which the thief grabbed $200,000 worth of jewelry. Last year, an alleged stalker was arrested there after trying to follow her up her driveway. The house is reportedly now in escrow.
Could Sean Spicer be the next Sean Spicer on 'SNL'?
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em? That may be what former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is thinking in the wake of his departure from the Trump administration. Although he was mercilessly (OK, hilariously) mocked by Melissa McCarthy in "Saturday Night Live" skits aimed at his, er, lack of bedside manner when it came to press briefings, a source tells Us Weekly Sean "is angling" to appear on the show. "He is asking people about getting on — it was his idea," the insider said. "He asked someone he knows that is close to a cast member to help him," the source continued. "Yes, he criticized 'SNL' before, but he's changed his tune. He wants to make a cameo." When Melissa, who earned an Emmy nomination for her digs at Sean's habits of bullying and misleading reporters, was playing him regularly on "SNL," he called the skits "malicious," among other things. "I'm a prankster, I like a good joke," he said on Fox News. "I think when it's funny, it's funny. Sometimes it goes from funny to mean. There's a lot of it that was over the line. It wasn't funny. It was stupid or silly or malicious." Last month, he was reportedly courted by "Dancing With the Stars." He was said to have turned down the offer.
Steven Soderbergh makes awkward comment about 'Ocean's Eight' star Rihanna
What's up with your thing for Rihanna, Steven Soderbergh? That's what Vulture was asking after the director and "Ocean's Eight" producer griped to the New York Times this week that RiRi has no idea who he is. Never mind that the proverbial cup of "Ocean's Eight" runneth over with A-list talent. Never mind that Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter and other stars in the forthcoming movie have earned closets full of movie biz awards. Steven really, really wants Rihanna to know he helped get "Ocean's Eight" made . "I can't wait for Rihanna to see the movie and it says 'Produced by Steven Soderbergh,'" he said. "And she's like, 'Who the hell is that?' Because I've never met her. I've seen her, but I've never met the woman." Godspeed, dude.
Tamra Judge defends her parenting, says she 'would never hurt or neglect Sidney'
As she continues her vow renewal "honeymoon" with husband Eddie Judge, Tamra Judge is defending the way she's parented her daughter Sidney, 18, who slammed her mother in a recent Facebook post. "I want to say thank you to everyone that has reached out to me to see if I'm [OK]," the "Real Housewives of Orange County" star wrote on Instagram this week (via Us Weekly). "I/We are trying our best to enjoy our vacation. Thank you to my Mom who is not taking this very well and feels the need to defend me. I love you Mom. I love my daughter and I would NEVER abuse, hurt or neglect her in any way. I ask that you do not send Sidney negative messages or comments, Direct them at me if feel the need. Thank you for all your love and support #godhasthisinhishands." In her own social media post, Sidney said she wanted to set the record straight about some things Tamra has said about her. "I want to start by clearing some things up as my mother continues to talk about me despite me requesting her to stop speaking of me publicly [sic] as I don't want to be associated with her or the show," Sidney wrote. "I actually chose my mothers [sic] side when my parents separated. This was due to the fact that my mother, the true parent alienator, would constantly talk negatively about my father in front of me and my siblings, putting us kids in the middle of my parents arguments. She even called us Simon or 'mini Simon' when we did something bad or told us that we were 'acting like your father.' This parent alienation caused me to resent my father and take her side. However as I got older I realized what she was doing along with other things that were toxic."