John Goodman on 'The Conners' without Roseanne Barr
He defended Roseanne Barr after a scandal erupted over her racist comments about Valerie Jarrett, but John Goodman sounds quite content to be working on "The Conners" without her. In a short video posted by TMZ on Thursday, Dec. 13, John is asked how the show is going without its former star, whose character was killed off by a drug overdose a few minutes into the season's first episode. "It's so much fun, man, it's great," he says with a smile. "I hope we get a deal for next year because it's wonderful." The reporter then starts to ask if Katey Sagal, recently appeared as Dan's first love interest since the death of his wife, might be "a permanent replacement" for Roseanne. John responds with a "no" before the word "replacement" is totally out of the pap's mouth. "I don't think so, but it's be great," John says. Finally, the cameraman asks if John's "keeping in touch with Roseanne" — and John says, "No." Roseanne lost her deal with ABC for the show hours after she likened Jarrett, a former Barack Obama adviser, to "an ape" on Twitter.
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Demi Lovato wishes fans a 'Merry Christmas'
Turns out Demi Lovato's quite the gingerbread house afficionado. The singer shared a handful of posts on her Instagram Story this week from what appeared to be a gingerbread house decorating hang with her pals, Sirah and Matthew Montgomery, according to ET. After sharing a photo of the detailed, cookie-based, candy accented sweet treat alongside a cuppa joe, Demi posted a video of a toy Christmas tree goofily singing and swaying as the trio of friends laughed and hollered in the background. Demi has plenty to smile about this holiday season, too. Amid her commitment to sobriety and recovery after an overdose this past summer, Demi's reportedly enjoying a new romance with designer Henry Levy. She also snagged a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her duet with Christina Aguilera, "Fall in Line." As she told fans on Instagram this week, Demi also had 1 billion streams in 2018 on Spotify. "1,000,000,000 ✨ thank you #lovatics and @spotify 💕," she captioned the post. "I love you all."
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Why Gisele Bundchen will never retire
It's been three years since Gisele Bundchen walked the runway, but her modeling career is still going strong even as she branches out into other arenas like writing and lingerie design. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres on her show this week, the 38-year-old mused that retirement isn't even on her radar. "I think I am the farthest I have ever been from retiring. I've never worked so hard in my life, actually," she said, according to the New York Post. So when will the 20-year fashion veteran stop modeling? Said Gisele: "I think I'll retire only the day I die. Because I love working, I love creating, I think that's why we're here to keep creating and expanding and learning." A lovely sentiment — if not great news for Gisele's modeling competition. With her all-organic, caffeine, dairy, white sugar, white flour, MSG, iodized salt, fungus, heated olive and canola oil and nightshade-free diet, the woman will probably live forever.
Jenna Dewan supports Steve Kazee at his 'Love Actually Live' performance
Tony Award winner Steve Kazee, had a special someone in the audience for his Wednesday, Dec. 12, performance in "Love Actually Live" in Los Angeles: his girlfriend, Jenna Dewan. UsWeekly reports Jenna and her mom were seated in center of the orchestra section for the show, much of which she spent focused on her man. "Jenna was constantly pointing at Steve when he was on stage and she was clapping and laughing and whispering to people next to her," said another theatergoer. "She seemed to be having a total blast." During one of Steve's songs, the source added, he stood near Jenna's seat. "Her smile was huge and she looked so proud of him," gushed the onlooker. "A guy sitting next to her nudged her during the kissing scene and she laughed." When the performance ended, Jenna beelined for the VIP area, where she caught up with Steve. The two began dating in the months that followed Jenna's split from Channing Tatum. Channing is currently dating British singer Jessie J.
Jennifer Lopez's massive, pink couture dress was so big it needed its own van
Should you notice a sudden, worldwide shortage of bright pink tulle, feel free to blame Jennifer Lopez. The 49-year-old star donned a massive, hot pink Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown to the New York City premiere of her new film, "Second Act" on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and once she got the entire thing onto the red carpet, the New York Post noticed she had rented the limo equivalent of a van to contain it, along with her 5'5″ frame and her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez. (Bazaar is voting that it was a bus, but either way …) The dress was similar to her bubble gum pink look for the American Music Awards, but much, much bigger in almost every direction. In one of multiple Instagram posts A-Rod shared while snapping pics of his fabric-laden lady, he suggested, "I think she was inspired by my Pink Panther look," possibly a reference to the shiny, triple pink Tom Ford suit he donned to match her shiny, pink onesie as they celebrated the end of her residency in Las Vegas.
Keira Knightley is honored with the OBE in tweed Chanel couture
Looking as ready as ever to greet British royalty in a beige, Chanel couture suit, rose peplum belt and small black neck bow, Keira Knightley was bestowed with an Order of the British Empire (OBE) title at Buckingham Palace in London on Thursday, Dec. 13. Prince Charles pinned the OBE badge on the actress in recognition of her award-winning career as an actress and her work with charitable organizations including Water Aid and Oxfam. According to Vogue, Keira's outfit — including her tweed boater hat — comes courtesy of Chanel's Spring 2017 couture collection. While she was widely praised for her look by the fashion press, her husband James Righton, who joined her along with her parents, got lower marks in the wardrobe department. Apparently, gentlemen are encouraged to wear a black tailcoat, gray top hat and gloves on such occasions; James appears to have worn a gray three-piece with no tie. Last month, Emma Thompson caused some pearl clutching at the palace when she wore sneakers and a suit when she was named Dame Commander of the British Empire. She was later asked about it on a British talk show and seemed genuinely confused by the hubbub, explaining that they were "posh … Stan Smith trainers." They were apparently vegan, too.
William Shatner keeps defending 'Baby It's Cold Outside' even after it returns to the airwaves
William Shatner is dead set on defending the innocence of the song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," even as radio stations like CBC have put it it back on their playlists following some controversy about the premise of a man continuing to come on to a woman after she's said "no." On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the Canadian "Star Trek" alum urged Twitter followers to call CBC radio "all day and get them to play 'Baby It's Cold Outside' over and over until midnight!" As his tweets continued, other users chimed in, in some cases agreeing that "this PC stuff is nuts. In others, users asked him things like, "C'mon Bill. Isn't there something, anything, you can find that is more important to rally for?" (via the New York Post). "I would think that censorship of classics because certain 'types' need to judge things through their own 2018 myopic glasses and demand they be stricken from history is important," the actor snapped in reply. "Or is this 1984 only 34 years too late?" Later in the day, CBC announced that because of "audience input," the song would be returning to some holiday playlists. Victory for Captain Kirk? Not so much. "I'd still call and request the song be played just to stick it to the Myopia Censorship Club members!" he griped. In other tweets, he told followers they should check out the original 1949 choreography for a better understanding of what was being played out in the song. "Have you watched the original choreography, myopic Peter or are you one of those who needs to take the lyrics & extrapolate worst case? You must clutch your pearls over rap music," William told one person involved in the thread. "The choreography is the interpretation of the lyrics from the timeframe when it was written(1940's.) If 2018 prudes want to interpret the lyrics as something else; the problem obviously lies in their own minds not in the original lyrics," he added. William, by the way, recently released his own Christmas album. As the Post reminds us, "Baby It's Cold Outside" is not featured on "Shatner Claus."
Kris Jenner opens up about ditching the traditional Kardashian-Jenner family holiday card
There will be no lavish sets, no crazy costumes and no David La Chappelle commemorating the holiday season in card form for the Kardashian-Jenner crew this year — and Kris Jenner, for one, is fine with that. "We take so many photos together that we're so excited about, always doing photo shoots and stuff. We have a photo shoot on Thursday, so there's always something," Kris told Us Weekly on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Kim Kardashian West recently told E! News Kris simply no longer has the energy to wrangle" everyone as the family continues to grow, though Kim also acknowledged that the "dramatic" fight she and Kourtney Kardfashian had over the 2017 card plans didn't help. "It's shocking they didn't do it. There were plans to, but it didn't work out in the end," a source told the tab. "The card has become a really hard production because the family is so big now. It's not just the core anymore … It's a hassle and, honestly, it's just not worth it anymore." Instead, Kris says she's just satisfied to be with her whole family on Christmas. "It's always all of us at home," she says. "I just want all the kids together, that's my gift."
Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger 'aren't rushing' towards an engagement
It's a little too soon for ring shopping and question popping when it comes to Chris Pratt's romance with Katherine Schwarzenegger. An insider tells ET that while the pair are enjoying "a serious" and "committed relationship," Chris is "happy with just dating Katherine for now," given that his divorce from Anna Faris was only finalized this past fall. "The couple has a lot of fun together and is fully involved in one another's life," says the source. "There just isn't a rush to take it to the next step right now. Chris is enjoying the dating process." Chris and Katherine were first spotted together in June. Since then, Chris has spent time getting to know his girlfriend's famous family, including her father, Arnold Schwarzenegger and brother, Patrick Schwarzenegger. "The moment Chris and Katherine started dating, everything fell into place and they seemed inseparable," the insider adds. "They just love each other's company and have so much in common."
Tommy Lee and his son, Brandon, hug after a year of public fighting
Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee and his son, Brandon Lee, are ending the year on a happier note. The two have spent most of 2018 fighting — physically, in once case — and airing their grievances about one another on social media. In March, Tommy announced Brandon had knocked him unconscious, to which Brandon replied the fight was related to Tommy's alcoholism. On Father's Day, People reported Tommy badmouthed his kids saying they "don't know the value of things." Brandon promptly replied by sharing a post that showed his father passed out. It went back and forth like that for some time, with Brandon's mother and Tommy's ex, Pamela Anderson, saying Tommy was "spinning out of control." Then, this week, Tommy shared a photo of the two hugging. "I love you, son," he captioned the post. Brandon commented, "I love you dad," and shared a video of him and his dad in what appeared to be a recording studio.