Kendall Jenner stars in socially aware Pepsi ad
Kendall Jenner: Freedom fighter? OK, that may be a stretch. But the reality star and model's new "Jump in" Pepsi commercial definitely brandishes a message about peace and mutual understanding in divisive times. The ad begins with a blonde Kendall having her photo taken as a peaceful protest march passes by. Musicians and photographers are seen on the sidelines before they — and eventually, Kendall — join the march. When they get to a line of riot gear-clad security, Kendall approaches the stern-looking men in a not-so-veiled reference to the now famous photo of a young women standing her ground peacefully amid protests in Baton Rouge, La., last year. While things didn't so well for the protesters in Louisiana, Kendall manages to win the guys over by giving one a Pepsi. "I am thrilled to join the legendary roster of icons who have represented their generations and worked with Pepsi," she said in a statement published by E! News. "To me, Pepsi is more than just a beverage—it registers as a pop culture icon and a lifestyle that shares a voice with the generation of today. The spirit of Pepsi — living in the 'now' moment — is one that I believe in. I make a conscious effort in my everyday life and travels to enjoy every experience of today."
Susan Sarandon compares 'Feud' plot to her alleged feud with Julia Roberts
Ryan Murphy's Bette Davis vs. Joan Crawford saga "Feud" may be campy fun for audiences to watch. But for women in Hollywood, the series speaks to a very real and unsavory phenomenon that Susan Sarandon explained during a live Twitter chat with fans this week. "If you make a movie with a male star, everyone assumes you're f——. If it's a female star, everyone assumes you're fighting," she posted, according to the Daily Mail. "Press printed that Julia & I hated each other during Stepmom. Found out it was my PR person creating rumors," she recalled, sharing a link to a 1998 story about her alleged feud with her friend and costar. "The #1 question I get in interviews is whether Jessica & I get along," she added in reference to her "Feud" costar Jessica Lange. "Jess & I not only got along great during filming, we're now dating," she cracked. "…I mean, staying in touch. She's one of the reasons I agreed to do the series. Working with brilliant actors only makes you better." Asked if anything had improved for women onscreen since the '60s, Susan mused: "I think in some ways yes. More women are putting together projects, telling important stories."
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Is Jennifer Lopez helping Alex Rodriguez plan his next career move?
As he considers some of the offers coming his way since he retired from baseball, Alex Rodriguez has a new adviser at his side — his girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. At least that's the takeaway TMZ's running with in a new report that alleges J.Lo joined A.Rod at a business meeting in New York on monday, April 3. According to the website, the former Yankee "respects her business acumen and wanted her there," not too surprising considering he recently told the hosts of "The View" his lady is "one of the smartest human beings I've ever met."
Daniel Craig is reportedly 'in talks' about one more James Bond film
It wasn't long ago that Daniel Craig said he'd "rather slash my wrists" than play James Bond again, but some insiders seem to think he's had a change of heart. Barbara Broccoli, who produced the version of "Othello" Daniel starred in, is reportedly in talks to get Daniel for one final 007 film. "Daniel was very pleased with how 'Othello' went and the great reviews. Now Daniel's talks with Barbara are going in the right direction," a source tells the New York Post. "They have a script — screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade [who've penned several Bond movies] are writing and they'll go into production as soon as Daniel is ready to commit." The Post insider also claimed rumors Taylor Swift's ex could be the next Bond may have been premature. "… Barbara Broccoli doesn't like Tom Hiddleston," said the source. "He's a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond."
Paris Jackson dismisses nasty weight comment with an F bomb
Today's lesson in quashing online haterade comes courtesy of Paris Jackson, who was told on Twitter this past weekend, "Yes you have [put] on a little weight." The 19-year-old, who sought therapy at a treatment center following her 2013 suicide attempt, took the tweet in stride. "F–k yeah I have," she replied. According to Us Weekly, her followers quickly defended her, complimenting Paris and pointing out that she's at an age where she's supposed to be gaining weight. "Be proud of your body," wrote one user. "You look great!"
Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Strout wlecome first child: Report
Jesse Eisenberg and his girlfriend, Anna Strout, have reportedly welcomed their first child. E! News reports the spotlight-shy couple were seen walking around in New York holding their infant on Tuesday, April 4. After dating from 2002 until 2012, the couple called it quits, according to E!, but later worked out their issues and got back together. News Anna was pregnant surfaced in October.
Miranda Lambert carries emergency booze when she travels
One woman's vice in another woman's AmEx card — and when it comes to traveling, Miranda Lambert doesn't leave home without some backup booze. "My assistant packs — I call it my nanny bag — she packs a bag of liquor for emergencies, for meltdowns and things like that," the ACM Award winner admitted to the New York Post at the ceremony. her flight had been canceled to the ceremony, so she ended up having to ride in a bus to Las Vegas with her tour manager. "I'm like OK, we're good, I'm golden. We just need a cooler of ice and we're going. It was fun," she said. In January, Miranda revealed her song "Ugly Lights" was about tying one on. "I got divorced so I started drinking a little extra," she said during a concert. "I found myself in Midtown in Nashville three nights in a row at like last call and with the lights coming on, and I'd be sitting there. So I wrote a song about it."
Whoopi Goldberg questions Fair Pay rollback
As the White House green lights a reversal of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Order this week, Whoopi Goldberg has a question about Donald Trump's logic. "It's a day devoted to strengthening women in the workplace, though we are still paid about 80 percent of what a dude makes," she said on "The View" on Tuesday, April 4 (via GossipCop). "And the current administration is celebrating today by revoking [the] Fair Pay and Safe Workplace order… Is this what we talk about when we talk about making America great again?"
Friends and coworkers failed to report Mel B's alleged domestic abuse
Mel B was granted a restraining order this week protecting her from her husband, Stephen Belafonte. Now, TMZ reports the abuse the singer says she was a victim of happened right in front of a slew of people close to her. Unfortunately, those people believed the lies she told to cover up what was really happening. According to the website, a doctor and staffers on "X-Factor" were among those who failed to contact the authorities as her injuries grew worse.