Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are reportedly still 'downplaying' Alisha Wainwright hangout
If Jessica Biel is concerned about photos of her husband, Justin Timberlake, holding hands with his "Palmer" costar Alisha Wainwright last week at a bar in New Orleans, she sure didn't show it this week, when the Daily Mail spotted her running errands in Los Angeles with a smile on her face. Multiple outlets have already dismissed whispers about the hand-holding and hand-on-knee pics of Justin and Alisha, who play love interests in the movie they're currently shooting in the Big Easy. "There's nothing going on between them," one insider told E! News, noting that the pair were out with a group of people from work. Other sources echoed that sentiment, though not all. "They are downplaying everything and trying to laugh it off as nothing. But it was definitely inappropriate and something that would make any wife uncomfortable," said one insider, adding that Justin, "had too much to drink and got carried away." Another source told E! he or she believes Justin and Jessica's marriage of seven years "will survive." "He feels guilty and will make it up to her," the insider continued. "She is very good to him and he knows how lucky he is. He says it was not a big deal, they were all hanging out together and that's the end of the story." It doesn't help that Justin was not wearing his wedding ring in photos from the shoot or from the evening out with Alisha and friends, but he's presumably left it off if he's spending long stints on-set playing an unmarried man. He and Alisha both returned to work in New Orleans on Monday.
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Tina Turner turns 80: 'I look great, I feel good … it's like having a second chance at life'
Tina Turner turned 80 on Tuesday, Nov. 26, garnering love from fans and followers around the world on her Twitter. And as she told them in a video message, she feels pretty fantastic. "Yes, I'm 80," the music icon says in the clip. "How did I think I would be at 80? Not like this," she jokes. "How is this? Well, I look great, I feel good, I've gone through some very serious sicknesses that I'm overcoming. So it's like having a second chance at life." Tina recently revealed in her memoir that after suffering a stroke in 2013, she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer and kidney failure in 2017. She survived the latter thanks to a kidney donation from her husband, Erwin Bach. In her video message, she assured viewers that today, "I'm happy to be an 80-year-old woman." Happy birthday, Tina!
Drake and Kylie Jenner romance rumors, take 5 …
There might be something to those romance rumors that have circulated around Kylie Jenner and Drake since last month. A new report from Us Weekly claims the two are friends who share a mutual spark of interest in one another, but have no plans to engage in a formal relationship. Instead, a source tells the tab whatever's happening between Kylie and Drake "isn't anything serious." Says the insider: "Drake has always had a thing for Kylie and it's mutual. They hang out here and there and have been more recently than in the past because Kylie is technically single right now and the two of them live so close to each other." The pals were reportedly flirting with one another at Drake's party last month, after which another source told Us things had become "romantic" between them very recently. The magazine's first source, however, points out that neither wants to damage their friendship. "They have known each other and been friends for a very long time and there has always been a spark there, but their situation is complicated and so is Kylie's with [her ex], Travis [Scott]," says the insider. "Drake and Kylie don't want to jeopardize their friendship by crossing any major boundaries. Drake doesn't have any intention of taking on a fatherly role with Stormi and he wants to have fun with Kylie with no strings attached and continue to have a friendship and be supportive of one another."
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Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan put 'family time' on hold for good causes
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan recently announced they'd be taking time out of the spotlight to focus on their newly expanded family. But as they both indicated on Tuesday, Nov. 26, that downtime won't keep them from continuing to bring attention to the good causes they support. Tuesday marked World Access to Higher Education Day, which the Duchess of Sussex marked by sharing a statement with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, one of her royal patronages. "Today, on World Access to Higher Education Day, we are able to celebrate the vital role that colleges and universities play in society and how important it is for all people, regardless of gender or socioeconomic background, to have the opportunity to access this higher education. The value of this cannot be understated," the Northwestern University grad said in the release, according to People. "Because education expands mindsets, and those minds can then expand the scope of the world at large. From a micro to a macro level, it is with education that we see great change," she added. harry, meanwhile, spoke via video message at the Oslo Review Conference in Norway, where diplomats from around the world were meeting as part of the 164 States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, according to Hello magazine. Harry's long been active in continuing the work his mother, Princess Diana, began during her lifetime to rid the world of dangerous landmines. Referring to Diana's famous walk through an active landmine field in Angola, Harry told the diplomats: "I truly wish that she could have seen the impact. Today, nearly 4,000 landmines have been cleared from within a mile of where she walked. Where she saw danger and desolation, I saw a thriving community. Where she witnessed pain and suffering, I met hundreds of schoolchildren who had no idea that the pavement they stood on was once a minefield." He went on to stress the importance of achieving the group's goal of getting rid of the world's landmines by 2025. Harry and Meghan are reportedly planning to spend the holidays, including Christmas, with Meghan's mom.
Jenna Bush Hager weighs in on her dad's friendship with Ellen DeGeneres
Jenna Bush Hager is on Team Ellen when it comes to Ellen DeGeneres' response to criticism of her friendship with Jenna's dad, George W. Bush. The backlash started after the former president and his wife were spotted sitting with Ellen and her wife at a Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game in early October. A few days after the game, Ellen addressed the controversy on her show, telling viewers, "I'm friends with George Bush. In fact, I'm friends with a lot of people who don't share the same beliefs that I have. We're all different and I think that we've forgotten that that's OK." Speaking with People in a recent interview, Jenna explained she's on the same page as Ellen — and so is her father. "My dad likes people that think differently than him, that believe differently, and people are surprised by this," she explained. "If you ask anybody that's worked for him or knows him, plenty of the people that worked for him have different opinions or different lifestyles, thought different things and felt comfortable sharing that with him because he's open." Reiterating some of Ellen's sentiment on the matter, the "Today" co-host added: "I personally, and I think so many of us, miss a time where people who have different opinions get along. And I yearn for that. I want my kids to realize that we live in a world when people are think tons of different things and we treat everybody with respect and kindness."
Amy Schumer, Hailey Bieber support Selena Gomez as 'Lose To Love You' sales get a post-AMAs boost
Despite some post-American Music Awards criticism of Selena Gomez's performance, the singer — who had not performed in two years prior to the awards show — is also getting plenty of support this week, both on social media and in music sales. Billboard reports downloads of Selena's "Lose You To Love Me" were up 67 percent on Monday, Nov. 25, the day after the AMAs. While other artists who performed on the show saw bigger jumps in sales, 67 percent is nothing to scoff at. The love keeps coming for Selena online, too. On Monday, she shared a photo from the show, captioning it: "Feels good to be back. Thank you to my entire team and to my fans that stand by me. All of this is for you and because of you. excited for this chapter #sg2 @amas 💚." Amy Schumer was among those who responded in the comments, writing, "True queen for life 🔥💪🏾." Even Hailey Bieber, who's married to Selena's ex, Justin Bieber, threw some love her way when she liked a photo of Selena from the AMAs red carpet that was posted by makeup artist Hung Vanngo, according to People.
The Weeknd registers a new song with a famous ex's name in the title
In other Selena news, The Weeknd seems poised to release a new song about his ex. E! News reports the singer, who dated Selena from January until October 2017, recently registered a song with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Its title? "Like Selena." The report comes after posts that read like new music teasers on The Weeknd's Twitter on Monday, Nov. 25. His 2018 track, "Call Out My Name" is widely rumored to have been about his romance with Selena, as well.
Tom Hanks is pretty sure he was threatened by an uber-serious 'Mister Rogers' fan
The superfans of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" do not take their fandom lightly. Tom Hanks learned that lesson during a chance encounter with a man in an elevator in Texas while he was shooting the Fred Rogers-focused, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!" Tom shared the anecdote on the Monday, Nov. 25, edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," telling Jimmy he thought his chat with the guy was going fine — at first. Seems the man's vibe changed dramatically after the doors opened. "He turned around and said, 'We take Mr. Rogers very seriously,' and walked away," Tom recalled (via JustJared). "I think his eyes went snake-like for a second and I went, 'I believe I have been threatened in the City of Three Rivers.'" Eek. "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is in theaters now.
Cyndi Lauper set to receive inaugural U.N. prize for human rights advocacy work
After seeing, "Girls just wanna have fundamental rights" on protest signs at the worldwide Women's March back in 2017, Cyndi Lauper began selling T-shirts emblazoned with the same slogan to raise money for Planned Parenthood and her True Colors United non-profit, which works to prevent end homelessness among LGBTQ youth. It was just one of many moves the singer's made over the years in her ongoing fight for equal rights for all. Now, that work is set to be honored by the United Nations on Dec. 10, at her Home For the Holidays concert in Los Angeles. Variety reports Cyndi will be presented with the first-ever High Note Global Prize at the show, which serves as a fundraiser for True Colors United. "The High Note Global Prize celebrates artists that have leveraged their musical gifts to create a platform to promote social justice," says David Clark, who created the of The High Note Global Initiative. "We are delighted to recognize and honor Cyndi Lauper as the 2019 High Note Global Prize Laureate," he continued in the statement. "For decades she has promoted human rights, been a voice and active participant for change, and inspired people around the world to be tolerant and true to themselves."
Scarlett Johansson gets candid about past controversies
With her upcoming Netflix film, "Marriage Story," already generating Oscar buzz, Scarlett Johansson is taking the promotional circuit plunge with Vanity Fair's December cover story. Inside, she addresses past controversies including her initial response to backlash over her being cast as a trans man, a part many thought should have gone to a trans actor, and her defense of Woody Allen. "I'm not a politician, and I can't lie about the way I feel about things. I don't have that. It's just not a part of my personality," said Scarlett, who ultimately stepped away from the lead in "Rub & Tug." "I don't have that I don't want to have to edit myself, or temper what I think or say. I can't live that way," she added. "In hindsight, I mishandled that situation," she acknowledged. "I was not sensitive, my initial reaction to it. I wasn't totally aware of how the trans community felt about those three actors playing — and how they felt in general about cis actors playing — transgender people. I wasn't aware of that conversation — I was uneducated." As for her work with and support of Woody Allen, Scarlett admitted that while she knows there can be a backlash when she says what she honestly thinks, she believes it's "dangerous to temper how you represent yourself" just because "you're afraid" of "the response." Scarlett and Adam Driver's already acclaimed divorce film, "Marriage Story," hits Netflix Dec. 6.