Prince Harry bails on ski trip after William's bad press
Prince Harry was the rebellious royal brother for much of his and Prince William's lives, but William made up for lost time recently when he busted out some "dad dancing" moves at a party in Verbier, Switzerland. During the boys-only trip, he also reportedly put his hand on the waist of a woman who was not Duchess Kate and joined a former topless model at a lunch event that seemed to involve more Jaegerbombs than lunch. Now, Harry appears to be avoiding any alignment with those unsavory events. According to the Daily Mail, Harry canceled on a trip to the same resort town where William partied it up over the weekend. He had planned to attend a party at Le Rouge bar in honor of a friend's record label. Instead, he chilled out in London with his girlfriend, Meghan Markle. "Everyone was expecting him, but he'd be mad to be seen here after the furore his brother created," a source tells the Mail. Despite Harry's change of plans, an insider assures the tab folks in Verbier were on William's side after he made headlines during his stay there. "The mood in Verbier is very pro-William," said the source. "No one here thinks he did anything wrong. The worry is that the whole incident will affect Verbier's reputation as a haven for royals and high society." Harry's cancelation also prevented him from getting together with the friends he and Meghan recently feted at a wedding in Jamaica.
Justin Bieber plays hockey with the West Point hockey team
Just two months after scoring one of the final goals in this year's NHL Celebrity All Star Game, Justin Bieber got back on the ice — this time, with cadets from the Army West Point hockey team in New York. "Bieber knows the rules …respect the logo," read one tweet from the team. TMZ reports the Biebs has an open invitation to play with the guys, leading him to hit the ice with them on Saturday, March 25. "Skated with Justin Bieber today," West Point forward Nick DeCenzo tweeted after the game. "He wore my #6 jersey, assisted my goal, I assisted him, and he fed me water …" The Justin Bieber Image Cleanup continues!
Teen cancer patient Ebony Banks dies days after talking to Beyonce
Ebony Banks, who spoke with Beyonce last week after her friends and family campaigned online to get the singer in touch with the cancer-stricken teenage superfan, passed away on Sunday, March, 26, in Houston, according to Us Weekly. Alief Hastings High School confirmed Ebony's untimely death on Twitter. Ebony was hospitalized in the beginning of her senior year after learning she was in stage IV of a rare form of cancer. After her loved ones created a hashtag urging Beyonce to meet her, the push went viral and Bey videochatted with her four days prior to hear death. In a clip of the chat published online, Bey can be heard telling Ebony, "I love you."
Twitter demands answers after Cuba Gooding lifts up Sarah Paulson's skirt
"How would @cubagoodingjr react if a man walked up to his daughter, Piper and lifted her dress up behind her back? #itsneverok." That's how one of many angry Twitter users reacted after learning that Cuba Gooding Jr. lifted up Sarah Paulson's skirt when she got up to greet Kathy Bates during a panel at PaleyFest in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 27. Other tweets screencapped by HuffPo asked questions like, "does he seriously think this is OK?" While neither actor had commented on the incident, which Sarah appeared to laugh off, she "gave him a playful slap" when he yanked at her dress earlier, according to Digital Spy.
Aaron Sorkin seems a little confused about Hollywood's diversity problem
Uh, did Aaron Sorkin totally miss the whole #OscarsSoWhite hashtag trend? At the Writers Guild Festival in Los Angeles over the weekend, he was reportedly teased by audience members after asking, from multiple angles, whether it was harder for non-white male writers than white male writers like him to get ahead in the industry. "Are you saying that women and minorities have a more difficult time getting their stuff read than white men and you're also saying that [white men] get to make mediocre movies and can continue on?" he asked, according to the New York Post. Despite sarcastic replies to his question, he continued to double check the notion that there's a double standard in Hollywood. "You're saying that if you are a woman or a person of color, you have to hit it out of the park in order to get another chance?" he asked. "What can I do [to help]? I do want to understand what someone like me can do …," he finally said, "but my thing has always been: 'If you write it, they will come.'" Alas, his "thing" may not work so well if the "you" in question is neither white nor male.
Will Sandra Bullock have more kids?
With a promo cycle for her next film, "Gifted" kicking off and a 7-year old son and 5-year-old daughter at home, Sandra Bullock probably doesn't have time to expand her family right now. But she may consider giving Louis and Laila a sibling at some point. "Sandra is not opposed to having more kids in the future," a source tells E! News. "She has her hands full with her career, but having children is what she is most proud of in her life." In the meantime, Sandra reportedly has help with the kids from her boyfriend, photographer Bryan Randall. "They are perfect," said another insider. "They have been both working so it was hard for them to see each other as often as they normally do, but while Sandra works Bryan helps out with the kids. He is like the kids' dad. He is a great guy and makes Sandra really happy."
Chris Evans opens up about his first celebrity crushes
Long before he was Captain America, Chris Evans was your average American kid with your average Hollywood crushes. He recently sat down with E! News to share who piqued his interest before he became a heartthrob himself. "Elisabeth Shue from 'Adventures of Babysitting' and 'Karate Kid,'" he offered. "Lori Loughlin was a big one. Come on, who didn't love Lori Loughlin? She hasn't aged at all." Last but not least? His co-star in "Gifted." "Sandra Bullock was a big one too … like when I was like in seventh or eighth grade," he said. Chris and Sandra's new flick hits theaters April 7.
Selena Gomez flies to Colombia to catch up with The Weeknd
Nothing like a little world travel to spice up a romance. After trips to Italy, France and Amsterdam together, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd met up in Colombia on Friday, March 24, then headed to Sao Pãulo, Brazil for the weekend. Selena was spotted at the El Dorado International Airport in Bogotá, according to Us Weekly, before traveling south with her new man, who had a show in Brazil on Sunday, March 26. Earlier this month, the couple stepped out in Toronto for a movie date at a theater The Weeknd rented out so they could enjoy the show in private.
Val Kilmer spent a lot of the weekend tweeting about his love for Cate Blanchett
Val Kilmer is feelin' the love in a big way for Cate Blanchett. Over the weekend, he posted a long string of tweets about the actress, who is married to Andrew Upton, before defending himself against commenters who wondered where he was going with the really, really, really appreciative train of thought. "Once I flew all the way to Australia just to talk to Cate Blanchett. Her husband met me first. Or, instead, I guess, to be accurate," he posted. "And recently I've had 2 dreams with #CateBlanchett in them. Her husband wasn't in either of them." Among the other tweets he shared, some of which included photos of Cate were: "She's just as amazing in person. Some super stars aren't-Some superstars don't do a thing to ya in person-Cate is so real it's almost unreal … Once I did a cameo just to hang w/ #cateblanchett who pickd up a shovel in our sc. I was so dazzled by HOW she picked it up I forgot my line. … I mean even if she couldnt act you know what I mean?" When he started getting not-so-positive feedback from followers he, wrote, "Nothing in the least creepy about loving someone. What kind of world do you come from?" He then threw in, "And happy birthday to #JessicaChastain whom I also love love love love love. And a #Julliard alum as well," perhaps to open up the discussion. "She's a friend of mine and I've met her husband thru the years and we've all gotten along just fine," he later tweeted. "Anyone who thinks I need to curb my … Enthusiasm for a great rare artist doesn't understand how difficult the job is and how we artist count on the respect of our peers. She will … Back up every word I say n love that I say I love her. I would love an actor I didn't even enjoy if he flew the world to talk about a role."