Lashing Out

Ewan McGregor's daughter calls Mary Elizabeth Winstead 'a piece of trash'

It's been four months since Ewan McGregor filed for divorce from his wife of 22 years, Eve Mavrakis — and 10 months since the actor was first spotted kissing his "Fargo" costar and rumored girlfriend, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

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We knew there had been some moments of awkwardness during that time, not the least of which was when, in January, Ewan thanked Eve first and Mary last in his Golden Globes acceptance speech. ("No, I did not like his speech," Eve later told the Daily Mail.)

What we didn't know was how the four kids Ewan shares with Eve felt about his relationship with Mary. The former couple's daughter, Clara, however, recently filled us in.

After spotting an Instagram fan account that describes Mary, 33, as "the most beautiful and talented actress on earth," Clara weighed in on one of the posts.

"Most beautiful and talented woman on earth???" Clara wrote in the comments to a headshot posted in late June. "😂😂😂 oh man y'all are delusional. The girl is a piece of trash 🙂 x"

The rest of the comments promptly devolved into arguments between those who showed their support for Clara, 22, and those who felt she was making things worse by slamming the woman her dad seemingly left her mom for.

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Meanwhile, it's unclear whether Ewan and Mary are dating at this point. They were photographed kissing in a London cafe October and went public with their romance in November. But by February, split rumors swirled around the couple, with Star magazine quoting a source who claimed Mary ended it with Ewan because of the backlash she faced over Ewan having left his wife for her.

"Mary hated the embarrassment of being labelled a home wrecker," the insider reportedly said, adding, "Ewan decided to throw his marriage away for Mary and now it looks like he's lost both."

Asked if there was any truth reports her ex's new relationship was already over, Eve told The Sun (via the Evening Standard), "I haven't spoken to Ewan at all, so I don't actually know whether they are together or not. I don't care what he is doing. I don't know anything about it."

Toon'd out

Fans revolt after cartoon appears to call Johnny Depp a liar

Cartoons are supposed to be funny, but many Johnny Depp fans weren't laughing after he was seemingly dubbed a "liar" on Hulu's "Animaniacs" revival.

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The bit has prompted many on Twitter to call for a boycott of the show and Warner Bros., the studio behind the revival of the '90s favorite.

The anger stems from a movie poster in the background of a scene that shows a cartoon version of Johnny holding a pair of scissors. The title of the faux movie on the poster is "Johnny 2: Telling Lies."

Many assume this was a blatant shot at the actor for his legal battle against The Sun after it called him a "wife beater." During the case against the tabloid, Johnny's ex Amber Heard testified graphically, often claiming abuse. Johnny has always maintained that he never abused Amber and argued that he was a victim of abuse. A judge sided with The Sun, claiming Amber's allegations were "substantially true." Afterward, Johnny was asked to leave the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise. Still, Johnny's fans are steadfast in their belief that he was the victim.

While the critics understand that the episode was written in 2018, long before Johnny's legal battle, they argued that it should have been edited out given the high-profile case.  

"Some defend this because the reboot was written in 2018 and was capitalising on the Johnny Johnny Yes Papa meme, but considering Depp was a polarising topic for the entire year plus new info even if above was true, they should have just edited it out," one person tweeted. 

Another said, "Warner Brothers: this is a sick thing to do to an abuse survivor. Listen to the tapes – Johnny Depp has been put through psychological torture and physical abuse. I'm sorry that I don't find this funny, but it's no laughing matter."

Some fans called the joke "disgusting."

"As much as I liked the new Animaniacs, I can not in good conscience bring myself to support this show or Warner Brothers," another said. "It is absolutely sickening to see them use a cartoon to make fun of an Abuse victim while wholeheartedly defending the culprit."

NYC return

SJP thinks COVID-fleeing New Yorkers should 'reinvest' in city

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many rich New Yorkers fled the city to retreat to more secluded places. Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't one of them, and she thinks it's time for those people to return to the city and "reinvest."

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While chatting with Town & Country, SJP said she had "hard conversations with friends" about the impact the mass exodus had on small businesses in the city.

"People who are wealthy—New Yorkers who made great success for themselves in New York City—I feel that they owe it to the city to reinvest, to come home to make a city that is now unfamiliar familiar again," she said. "Your favorite deli and restaurant—those businesses can't wait for you. They can't hold on to employees until you come home. They need to feel our presence, to have our financial support to remain open, or reopen."

She added, "In order for our city to look familiar and to function as you have come to expect, you have to come home."

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The "Sex and the City" star knows about operating a business in New York City amid the pandemic. Over the summer, she opened her SJP store.

"We struggled through the lockdown, but we kept all our employees on their health insurance," she said. "Our staff is back on staggered schedules."

Sarah is often personally seen helping customers at the store, too.

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"We've had great days; we've had days that were not so great," she said. "To be on the floor with customers is my favorite part of the business. I'm getting shoes for them and learning all about their lives. We do virtual shopping, and for deliveries south of 54th Street, I drop shoes off to the customers myself."

Despite the pandemic, she maintains that women are still dressing up, or at least getting ready for a post-COVID glam up.

"People are still buying heels every day—especially on e-commerce," she said. 

Ballgame

Vanessa Hudgens linked to MLB player

Ever since splitting with longtime boyfriend Austin Butler at the beginning of the year, Vanessa Hudgens has been having a ball in her dating life. 

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Over the summer, the actress was briefly linked to New York Yankees stud Giancarlo Stanton. Now, though, she's being beau'd up with another baseball player. 

On Nov. 22, Vanessa was photographed cuddling with Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Cole Tucker during a date in Los Angeles. Paparazzi photos show Vanessa, 31, and Cole, 24, holding hands and embracing following a romantic dinner.

After news of the date got out, Twitter had a heyday. 

"Cole Tucker going on a date with Vanessa Hudgens is the greatest accomplishment of any Pirates player in 20 years," one Twitter user wrote.

Another said, "Every boy growing up in the early 2000s had dreams of dating Vanessa Hudgens. Cole Tucker is at that age where he was probably the same way. He's actually living it out now. GOAT."

Many made similar jokes about Cole "winning the offseason" or "hitting a home run."

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Cole was drafted 24th overall in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. One of his claims to fame is that he hit a game-winning home run in his first ever career hit. Since then, his statistics have been fairly pedestrian, which fans keyed in on in the Twitter responses.

"Cole Tucker going 0-5 but leaving the ballpark with Vanessa Hudgens," one person captioned a meme of the man laughing and getting in a car.

Vanessa seemed to give a nod to Cole on Instagram on Nov. 21 without naming him. 

"Date night," she captioned a photo of herself holding a pink rose.

Surprisingly, just last week Vanessa said she wasn't looking for a relationship while speaking to "Entertainment Tonight."

"I just finished another movie yesterday and, you know, it's taken very seriously and to keep everyone safe there are precautions," she said. "And at times it feels extravagant, but it's what you have to do to keep everyone on the production safe, so yeah, definitely no dating for me."

Asked what she's looking for in a man, she said, "Your girl's open. I feel like at the end of the day, it's just about having similar fundamentals and wanting the same things. Like, I am not picky, really. Like, I know what I want and I'm like, if someone comes into the picture and can give me all those things, then great, it doesn't matter if they're in the public eye or not — if anything I prefer them not to be but we'll see, we'll see."

The big chop

Alicia Silverstone's son Bear cuts his long hair short: Watch

Going, going, gone!

On Nov. 22, Alicia Silverstone shared a video of 9-year-old son Bear Jarecki having his super-long hair cut off during a visit to the hairstylist.

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"Yes, It's true. Bear cut his hair!! My baby's growing up 😭💔 I miss his hair!!!!! Was it his decision? Yes. Did I cry inside as I watched him get it cut? Maybe… but did I try to stop him? Not for one second," the actress began her post.

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"The reason he chose to keep it for as long as he did was because he loved it so much!!! He just wanted to try something new. Although I have a feeling he'll find a way back to his long hair again in the future," she added. "No matter what though, I will always support my sweet, caring, and precious little boy in every decision he makes. ❤️🥰."

The vegan and noted animal rights activist first gave her Instagram followers a first peak at Bear's new look on Nov. 18 when she posted a video suggesting followers adopt a turkey (instead of eating one!) for Thanksgiving. "Choose Kind This Thanksgiving & Adopt a Turkey! This Thanksgiving, I'm choosing kindness. ❤️ Bear and I had so much fun making new friends at @FarmSanctuary. Check it out! #AdoptATurkey at AdoptATurkey.org. #TheKindLife #Thanksgiving," she captioned the video, in which Bear — whose dad is Alicia's ex-husband, musician Christopher Jarecki — can be seen lookin' good with his new short hairstyle.

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Back in September, the "Clueless" star took to Instagram to share a photo slideshow including an image of her son's long hair up in a messy bun along with a story about how he was bullied because of its length. "One time my son was made fun of by other kids because of his hair on a bus ride to surf camp. After he had returned and told me, I thought he would want to cut it for a haircut appointment we had already scheduled the next day, but when we showed up, he said 'please give me a trim so I can grow it to my waist.' That's my boy!" Alicia wrote.

She added, "He knows who he is. He loves his hair and chooses to have it long. Mama and Papa aren't going to stop him from being him. He's beautiful and we love his hair! We would never impose any social ideas about what hair on a boy or girl should look like. We should all try to embrace our children and who they choose to be without any judgement! Plus there are so many very handsome men who have long hair Brad Pitt… Harry Styles…. Jason Momoa… even Jesus 😉… all long hair! Just sayin.. 😂❤️ #family #love."

Family feels

How Kourtney really feels about Scott's new relationship with teen

Two weeks ago, Scott Disick was spotted on a date with 19-year-old Amelia Gray Hamlin. Since then, the romance has continued and the new couple was even photographed last week looking loved up on the beach.

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While many have bristled at the coupling, particularly given their 18-year age gap, Kourtney Kardashian isn't one of them. According to TMZ, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star likes when Scott, 37, is dating someone because he's most grounded that way. 

"She actually thinks [the relationship] is good for him and their kids," the website says. 

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Kourtney's main concern is that the romance doesn't affect Scott's parenting, and it's not, the report says. In fact, Scott is supposedly more responsible as a parent when he's dating someone, even if he's dating a teenager who is about eight years older than Scott and Kourtney's oldest child, Mason, who turns 11 next month. 

"Kourtney and Scott are on the best terms they've been on in a long time, and she sees no need to get involved in his relationships — as long as he's happy, and there's no negative effect on their children," TMZ said. 

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Scott and Amelia, the daughter of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin, were first linked following an Italian dinner in Los Angeles. Over the years, the father of three has shown that age doesn't exactly matter when it comes to his love life. Since his years-long romance with Kourtney Kardashian, Scott has been linked to actress Bella Thorne, 23, model Bella Banos, 24, and model Megan Blake Irwin, 28. He also dated 22-year-old Sofia Richie for nearly three years.  

The Kardashians said Scott was a great parent during the course of his relationship with Sofia, and they see nothing changing as he begins dating Amelia.

Generosity

Tyler Perry gifts Thanksgiving dinner to 5,000 Atlanta families

Thousands of cars lined up on Sunday — some for almost 24 hours — to get their hands on Thanksgiving dinner being provided by Tyler Perry.

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Earlier in the week, Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta announced that it was holding a food drive giveaway on Nov. 22 to the first 5,000 vehicles. The word certainly got out, as TMZ obtained videos showing thousands of cars lined up hoping to score a turkey and all the fixings. 

The drive thru food giveaway, in which Tyler and his team gave away non-perishable food items and gift cards to needy families, was so popular that cars began arriving one full day prior, and the crush of cars only grew larger as the day and evening progressed.

Tyler and his team took precautions, as the food handoff was made curbside and all employees were wearing head-to-toe personal protective equipment. Families receiving food were also asked to wear masks and were required to stay in their vehicles.

The movie mogul is well known for his generosity. Earlier this year, as the pandemic raged, he famously paid the tab for all shoppers and grocery stores in Atlanta and New Orleans.

T-day plans

Clare Crawley and Dale Moss to celebrate Thanksgiving together

Clare Crawley and Dale Moss are stuffing it to those cheating rumors. 

Less than a month after the "Bachelorette" couple officially went public with their engagement, TMZ reports that they are planning to spend Thanksgiving with each other's families on the West Coast.

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Dale, the website says, has already flown from New York to Sacramento to be with Clare. The couple will then head down to San Diego to meet with family and friends on both sides.

The holiday comes amid allegations that Dale, a model, was seen kissing another woman at a New York City bar this week. Prior to the alleged kiss, Dale had worked a Hugo Boss event with several female models, including the woman he allegedly kissed.

TMZ reports Clare is putting no stock into the cheating allegations, which Dale has flatly denied. In fact, he says that of the two women he was with, one is married and the other has a serious boyfriend. Clare even met up with Dale in South Dakota after the alleged incident — all but proving she's not concerned. 

For the time being, the couple plan to split their time between Sacramento and New York City because of their careers.

The coast-to-coast romance is as unconventional as the origins of Clare and Dale's relationship. 

For months there had been speculation that Clare left "The Bachelorette" early after falling hard for Dale. In late October, ABC confirmed the rumors. Host Chris Harrison noted that the last straw came during the Oct. 27 episode when Clare refused to give the "group date rose" to anyone on the date — largely because Dale wasn't there. 

"That wasn't a great look, I will admit," the host said. "She was on the group date, had talked about Dale ad nauseam, and these guys just wanted a chance."

Eventually, producers stepped in.

"I just wanted [the potential suitors] to have a fair shot, and you can very clearly see on that date, they're not getting that shot anymore," Chris said.

Lawsuit

Kenny Rogers estates sues longtime friend over unauthorized tour DVD

A longtime friend of the late Kenny Rogers is being sued by the singer's estate for allegedly producing an unauthorized DVD of The Gambler's farewell tour.

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Per TMZ, the estate claims that Kelly Junkermann convinced Kenny to let him film the singer's final tour. Kenny supposedly agreed, but did so under the strict condition that the footage be for personal use only. The estate now claims that Kelly ignored that agreement and tried to release a DVD called "Kenny Rogers — The Gambler's Last Deal."

In fact, the lawsuit states that Kelly consistently asked for approval to use the content he'd gathered but was consistently denied. Despite the roadblocks, Kelly pushed forward and struck a deal to distribute the footage.

The DVD, the lawsuit states, is filled with "priceless and irreplaceable audio, video, photographic and audiovisual content that were compiled over the course of Kenny Rogers' decades-long career."

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Among the reasons the estate wants Kelly's DVD blocked is that it has its own DVD of the final tour and doesn't want fans to be confused. Further, it claims that Kelly's DVD isn't up to Kenny's standards.

TMZ noted that the estate blocked the release of Kelly's DVD earlier this year, but it cost nearly $300,000 in legal fees to get it done. The estate is formally suing for damages and for an injunction blocking Kelly's DVD from ever coming out.

COVID Update

Jeremih's condition improves amid COVID-19 battle, singer leaves ICU

R&B singer Jeremih, 33, is now out of intensive care as he continues to battle COVID-19 while hospitalized.

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In a statement published by ET on Saturday, Nov. 21, the Chicago-based Def Jam artist's family said, "Jeremih has been transferred out of ICU. He will spend the rest of his recovery time in a regular hospital room. The true healing begins. Thank you all for your prayers and wishes."

The positive update comes just days after Jeremih's rep confirmed he was on a ventilator in the ICU after contracting the coronavirus.

News of his condition sparked widespread concern in the music world last week, as artists including 50 Cent, Chance the Rapper, Big Sean and Toni Braxton posted prayers and words of support for the rising star musician.

Jeremih's relatives, meanwhile, urged fans to exercise extreme caution with regard to the disease, which continues to see record numbers of new cases across the country. As of this weekend, more than 254,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19.

"His family would like to remind the world that COVID-19 is real and not to be taken lightly," Jeremih's rep said in a statement last week.

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"Also, it's important for people infected to quarantine and let their families and friends know ASAP," the statement continued.

"There's no shame in contracting COVID-19, and people that have it need to be responsible and considerate of others. Everyone diagnosed with COVID-19 is affected differently, Unfortunately for Jeremih, COVID-19 viciously attacked his body."