Duchess Kate turns heads in gold Jenny Packham at 'No Time To Die' premiere
If the Duchess of Cambridge has any Bond girl aspirations, we suspect she'd be welcomed with open arms into the next 007 movie after her stunning entrance to the "No Time To Die" premiere at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sept. 28. Decked out in a long and glittering gold sequin cape-gown by Jenny Packham, Duchess Kate looked radiant as she chatted with the film's star, Daniel Craig, "No Time To Die" theme song singer Billie Eilish, Rami Malek, Naomie Harris and more stars at the event, which Kate attended with her husband, Prince William, his dad, Prince Charles, and Charles' wife, Duchess Camilla. According to Harper's Bazaar, Daniel told Kate she looked "jolly lovely" in her sunburst-inspired ensemble. In addition to stars and royals, filmmakers welcomed health care workers and members of the armed forces to the pandemic-delayed premiere as a thank-you for their work battling COVID-19 this year and last.
Jennifer Aniston says 'it's time' for a new romance
After a few years of being happily single, Jennifer Aniston says she's "ready" to fall in love again. "No one of importance has hit my radar yet but I think it's time. I think I'm ready to share myself with another," "The Morning Show"
star told Bruce Bozzi on Sirius XM's "Radio Andy" this week. "I didn't want to [date] for a long time and I loved really being my own woman without being a part of a couple," she explained. "I've been part of a couple since I was 20 so there was something really nice about taking the time." Jen, 52, was previously married to Justin Theroux from 2015 until 2017 and to Brad Pitt from 2000 until 2005. But as she told People earlier this month, celeb status is not a prerequisite for a potential Mr. Right — in fact, she'd like to date someone from outside her industry. Beyond that, she thinks factors like how the first kiss and the first conversation goes will help point the way. "The ease at which the conversation flows the first time, that's kind of a good indicator [of compatibility]," she said on Sirius. "Confidence, but not a c—–ness. Humor, please, I beg of you. Generous, kind to people. You know … very few necessities required." The famously fit star added that health matters to her. "I think fitness is important and not just about how you look …," she explained. "I want to be around here for a long time and not be in a wheelchair when I'm 80."
In a revealing new profile for GQ, Will Smith speaks candidly about everything from his open marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith to a period in his late 40s when he dreamt of traveling with a harem of girlfriends — including Halle Berry and dancer, Misty Copeland. "I totally opened myself up to what, I think, was a fresh sampling of the fruits of the human experience," he says of that time in his life — a period when he was still married to Jada. "I don't know where I saw it or some s— as a teenager, but the idea of traveling with 20 women that I loved and took care of and all of that, it seemed like a really great idea," he says, recalling how he admitted the notion to an intimacy coach. "And then, after we played it out a little bit, I was like, 'That would be horrific. That would be horrific.' I was like, 'Can you imagine how miserable?'" Will said the coach had him name the women as a means of "cleaning out my mind, letting me know it was OK to be me," he explains. "It was OK to think Halle is fine. It doesn't make me a bad person that I'm married and I think Halle is beautiful. Whereas in my mind, in my Christian upbringing, even my thoughts were sins." Finally, the coach helped him understand that, as Will put it, his thoughts "were not sins and even acting on an impure thought" didn't make him a bad person.
Britney Spears' father argues he 'should not be suspended' as her conservator
Surprise! Britney Spears' dad, Jamie Spears, is not stepping aside gracefully as her estate conservator after telling the court he step down and help ensure a smooth transition for his replacement. Instead, he filed papers this week in which his lawyers argue that the proposed replacement, John Zabel, "should be denied," in part because Jamie "continues to serve faithfully" in the role his daughter has made clear she wants him out of immediately. "Mr. Spears has not and should not be suspended, especially since the Conservatorship should soon be terminated," the new filing reads, according to People. Questioning John's "background and experience," Jamie's lawyers also claim the would-be new conservator was once "scammed out of over one million of his own money in a fraudulent real investment project." The filing comes amid reports the FBI is investigating Jamie's alleged surveillance and secret recording of his daughter over the course of her 13-year-long conservatorship. The next hearing in the case is slated for Sept. 29.
William Shatner reportedly planning real-life space flight
Captain Kirk could soon be on a real-life mission to space. According to TMZ, which was first to report the news, "sources with direct knowledge" say the 90-year-old "Stark Trek" alum is in talks to join the second crew heading to space aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket ship. When Bezos took his trip in the New Shepard capsule in July, he kept it brief, flying up to just past 66.5 miles — or just past the Kármán line (the internationally recognized boundary of space) — then returning to Earth. Assuming the next flight will follow suit, the 11-minute trip would reportedly take place sometime in October and would be filmed for a documentary Shatner is said to be shopping. "He's almost certainly going but they're still working out the finer points," an insider tells People. If it happens, the trip would make Shatner the oldest person to ever venture into space.
Demi Lovato recalls 'beautiful' U.F.O. sighting
Demi Lovato recently set out in search of the truth about extraterrestrial life for her new series, "Unidentified With Demi Lovato." And as the singer, who uses they/them pronouns, told E! News this week, they have a personal stake in understanding more about stories of U.F.O.s and alien abductions. Recalling a past experience where they believe they encountered something other-worldly themselves, Demi said they'd gone "out into the desert in Joshua Tree" when it happened. "I basically saw this blue orb that was about 50 feet away, maybe less, and it was kind of like floating above the ground, just like 10 or 15 feet, and it was kind of keeping its distance from me," Demi shared. "It was a beautiful and incredible experience. … It definitely changed the way that you see the world. You have an inkling and then all of a sudden that inkling is confirmed. It changes your reality, for sure." In addition to Demi, the show features the singer's sister, Dallas Lovato, and best friend, Matthew Scott Montgomery, who told E! he's now "lot less of a skeptic" than he had been about U.F.O.s. "Unidentified" premieres Sept. 30 on Peacock.
Olivia Rodrigo says fame 'can be tough on your mental health'
With a hit debut album, "SOUR," under her belt, Olivia Rodrigo has officially cemented her pop star status at just 18. The fast track to fame has come with both ups and downs, though, a fact the singer reflects on in a new cover story for Vogue Singapore. "It was surprising to see who was genuinely supportive of me and who wasn't," Olivia said when asked what surprised her about becoming famous. "Sometimes when you have a lot of success really quickly, it can scare people and make people feel different. That was an interesting thing to learn. I'm figuring it all out." The newly minted high school grad also acknowledged that her quick rise to stardom could affect her mentally and emotionally. "It can be really tough on your mental health, though," she said. "I'm grateful for the people who like me for me, and keep me separated from all the noise and tabloids or what people are saying about me on social media. That's always been a top priority." The "Drivers License" songwriter added that she's still the same girl she was before her music started topping the Billboard charts. "It's funny how recognition changes everything and also changes nothing in your life," she said. "The problems I was having a year ago are still the problems I'm having now, and things that brought me joy a year ago are still the things that bring me joy now. It's just another aspect of life that you need to learn how to deal with, but it doesn't change who you are as a person."
Country star Alan Jackson reveals degenerative nerve disease diagnosis
Country star Alan Jackson has revealed it's difficult for him to balance, stand and walk because of a degenerative nerve problem called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease that he was diagnosed with a decade ago. "It's genetic that I inherited from my daddy … There's no cure for it, but it's been affecting me for years. And it's getting more and more obvious," Alan, 62, said in an interview on Sept. 28 with Jenna Bush Hager on "Today." "And I know I'm stumbling around on stage," he continued. "And now I'm having a little trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone, and so I just feel very uncomfortable." Despite his discomfort, Alan plans to continue performing if possible. "I'm not saying I won't be able to tour. I'll try to do as much as I can," he said.