The internet can't stop laughing about Gwyneth Paltrow's Emmys stage walk
Oh, Gwyneth Paltrow. Where would the internet and all its sarcastic meme-makers be without you? At the Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, Gwyneth took the stage in what People described as a "vintage 1963 Valentino Haute Couture gown" with "sleeves that extended into floor-length feathery appliqués" and "a white metallic column skirt." She paired the gown with towering heels that gave her a tiny bit of space between her shoes and the dress hem. It was a lovely outfit — it was also apparently near-impossible to walk normally in. So when Gwyneth began her very long, very slow, very daintily executed walk to the mic to announce "Killing Eve" star Jodie Comer as the winner of the 2019 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, viewers could not contain their confusion, laughter and general bewilderment as the actress kept one arm firmly in place holding the dress up while the other swung softly as if to propel her towards her mark. "Going from my bed to my fridge wrapped up in the comforter," wrote one Twitter user, sharing a clip of the now infamous walk. "Sorry, sorry, sorry. I need to be HONEST," the user continued. "This is the exact way I move when I am heading to the bathroom but I don't want anyone to know it's an EMERGENCY." Other commented on the use of Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious" as the walk music, posting things like, "Gwyneth awkwardly walking to the tune of Superstition is surreal and sending me 💀." Others, of course, used the walk as an opportunity to joke about Gwyneth's lifestyle website Goop, which sells luxury sex toys including a $66 jade egg, among other things. Wrote one Twitter user: "Gwyneth Paltrow shuffling across the stage like she's trying not to drop the jade egg she's carrying between her legs."
Renee Zellweger: 'I don't remember much of my 30s'
After distancing herself from the public eye for a few years, Renee Zellweger is back and enjoying the pleasant hum of awards buzz thanks to her performance in the new Judy Garland biopic, "Judy." And as she said on "CBS Sunday Morning" over the weekend, she hopes she can live in the moment more than she was able to at the height of her career. Asked if she was "able to enjoy it" while jumping from one big film to the next — Renee made almost two major films a year for a stint — the actress mused: "I don't know. I don't remember much of my 30s. Sounds like a joke, but it's true. But it just feels compressed. It feels like it just happened like that. I didn't want that to happen again." She explained that the whole thing "was just going by too fast," which caused her to feel like she was "repeating herself," which made her, as she put it, "tired of myself." She's pretty sure she'll never tire of her Judy character, though. "I never want to put her away," she said when asked if it was "a hard character to put away" after a day of filming. Later in the interview, she described the "conjuring" she did every day while shooting "Judy," "just hoping that she'd understand what our intentions were." She added, "It was a love letter to her."
Minnie Driver and Addison O'Dea are Instagram official
It's safe to say Minnie Driver and Addison O'Dea are Instagram official as of Emmy night 2019. The actress shared a photo of herself cuddling up to Addison, a travel writer and director, at the Amazon Emmy Awards afterparty at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22. "Special guest appearance by @tracelysette 's incredible derrière top right. #emmys#chateau," Minnie joked in reference to the silhouette of Trace Lysette's rear end behind the couple. According to People, Minnie's shared pics of Addison in the past but the latest one is the first where they're "together as an evident couple."
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Terrence Howard elaborates on retirement announcement in out-there Emmys interview
Fans and reporters were left puzzled by Terrence Howard after the "Empire" star gave an out-there interview to KTLA on the red carpet at the Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 22. The radio station interviewer asked about Terrence's recent declaration that he's done with acting after "Empire." "You made huge headlines when you said, after you complete these 15 episodes of 'Empire,' you're going to walk away. For a while or forever?" the reporter said (via Decider.com). Terrence replied by saying that he's ignoring people's suggestions that he not retire permanently. Things got strange after that. "I've spent 37 years pretending to be people so that people can pretend to watch and enjoy what I'm doing when I've actually made some discoveries in my own personal life with science that Pythagoras was searching for," he said. "I was able to open up the flower of life properly and find the real wave conjugations that we've been looking for for 10,000 years. Why would I continue, you know, walking on water for tips when I've got an entire generation to teach a whole new world to?" When the reporter asked what he planned to do, Terrence responded with this: "Let me put it this way: all energy in the universe is expressed in motion. All motion is expressed in waves. All waves are curved. So where do the straight lines come from to make the platonic solids? There are no straight lines. So, when I took the flower of life and opened it properly, I found all new wave conjugations that exposed the in-between spaces that's — it's the thing that holds us all together." For those who may still be hoping for clarification, the actor also said he plans to explain his theory on Tuesday at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. "I'm going to be able to prove that gravity is only an effect and not a force," he said. "I'm putting something on YouTube where I will build the planet Saturn without gravity and build the Milky Way galaxy without gravity."
Why Joe Jonas didn't attend the Emmys with Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner attended the Emmy Awards sans husband Joe Jonas on Sunday, Sept. 22, but as JustJared reports, the singer's absence is not a harbinger of newlywed relationship problems or issues. According to JustJared, Joe was busy performing with the Jonas Brothers in Kansas City, Missouri, that evening. Sophie was up for an Emmy for her turn in "Game of Thrones," but ended up losing to Julia Garner, who took home a statue for her performance in "Ozark." "I am so proud of you. You are nominated for an Emmy!" Joe wrote to Sophie on his Instagram Story. "You are incredible," he added. "I love you."
Duchess Meghan addresses women and girls in South Africa: 'I'm here as a woman of color and as your sister'
Duchess Meghan is already making a splash in South Africa as she and Prince Harry embark on the first day of their royal tour there. Visiting Nyanga, a township the Daily Mail reports is "known as South Africa's murder capital," the Duchess spoke to a group of women and girls in conjunction with the local charity Justice Desk. "May I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of color and as your sister," she told the audience. In the speech, Meghan also quoted Maya Angelou, saying, "Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it, possibly without claiming it, she stands up for all women" and told the crowd that while she knows it's "not easy" and the challenges the women and girls before her face "must feel insurmountable at times … your commitment to what is right gives all of us hope, especially your brothers and sisters here in your community who need you to continue to shine your light brightly." She went on to tell them: "Your commitment is inspiring, it is energizing and it is extraordinary. You must keep going, you must know that what you're doing not only matters, it is vital because you are vital." Meghan and Harry's son, Archie did not join his parents for the Nyanga trip out of concern for his safety.
Beyonce and JAY-Z step out for a pizza date night in NYC
Acclaimed New York City pizza place Pasquale Jones had a guest appearance from music royalty during its recent "Tokyo Takeover" pop-up, which ran from Sept. 18 – Sept. 21 and was sold out. According to Page Six, Beyonce and JAY-Z made a date night out of their dinner outing there, sampling "wild" flavors brought to the restaurant by chefs Ryu Yoshimura and Yuki Motokura from Savoy Tokyo. The chefs are known for their mayonnaise and tuna pizza and have appeared on David Chang's show, "Ugly Delicious."
Miley Cyrus performs for the first time since splitting from Kaitlynn Carter
A newly single Miley Cyrus performed for the first time since her split from Kaitlynn Carter over the weekend at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Saturday, Sept. 21. The singer's set list included a handful of potentially a propos ballads and love songs, including "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" and "Slide Away," according to Us Weekly. She also reportedly covered Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" and Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" before heading into the audience with her mom for Def Leppard's set, which featured a performance of "Pour Some Sugar on Me" that the band dedicated to Miley. She and Kaitlynn split after being linked romantically in August.
Lizzo urges minority fans to get political: 'Do not let them make your identity keep you out of greatness'
Lizzo wants to see her fans get actively involved in politics. She issued some words of encouragement during a Saturday, Sept. 21, performance at the Bustle's Rule Breakers Festival in Brooklyn, New York, telling the crowd: "I just want to say right now because we have so many incredible people here tonight, I just want to encourage my young girls, my young women of color as well, my young queer fam, and gender nonconforming [fans], I want to let y'all know that you are more than qualified to run this country," according to Page Six. "Do not let them make your identity what keeps you out of greatness, because that is what makes you great," she added. "This country has been run by the same kind of person for a long time, but the face of this country — you are America, this is what it looks like." The tab noted that the singer's audience was clearly all about her words of wisdom. "I'm at church!" one festival-goer hollered. Speaking to a male companion, another said, "I don't think you understand what Lizzo has done for women this year."
Jimmy Fallon shares his birthday cake with strangers
Jimmy Fallon just turned 45 — and shared his birthday cake with a group of strangers. On Friday, Sept. 20, one day after his birthday, the "Tonight Show" host was celebrating with his wife, Nancy Juvonen, at the 1770 House in East Hampton, New York, when the restaurant surprised him with a cake. "It was an ice-cream cake, house-made by chef Michael Rozzi and inscribed 'Happy Birthday Jimmy,'" another restaurant-goer told Page Six. The snitch said that after "surrounding tables joined in singing 'Happy Birthday,'" Jimmy, "took a picture of the cake and shared his cake with fellow diners."