Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have reportedly set a wedding date
They're ready to make it official … again. Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin technically got married at a New York City courthouse in September. But a source tells the New York Post the couple recently sent out save-the-date notices for a larger ceremony with friends and family on Feb. 28. The couple have been spotted house-hunting around Los Angeles in recent weeks and are reportedly making time for some wedding planning, while they're at it. The Post's insider says their big day will include a performance by dancers who are now rehearsing their moves, while Biebs' personal DJ, Tay James, holds down the music duties for the bash. Justin proposed to Hailey back in July.
Anna Faris reminds her newly engaged ex, Chris Pratt, she's an ordained minister
File this one under super-friendly exes … The morning after Chris Pratt got engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger, he and his ex-wife, Anna Faris, were texting. As Anna told her "Anna Faris is Unqualified" podcast listeners on Tuesday, Jan. 15, she's all for the happy couple's big news, according to TMZ. Calling them "f—— amazing together," the "Overboard" star said that when they were talking about the engagement, she reminded her former husband that she's an ordained minister, should he require her services. She also joked she could plan the wedding for the couple — and said they'd be welcome on her podcast. TMZ notes Anna, Chris and Katherine get along just fine, as evidenced by the fact that Katherine and Anna's then-new boyfriend, Michael Barrett, joined the former couple when they took their son trick-or-treating on Halloween.
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The Kardashian family's feud with Caitlyn Jenner may finally be over
Will it be a feud-free 2019 for the Kardashian-Jenner crew? It sure sounded that way this week when Kim Kardashian West, Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian caught up with Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live." A portion of their appearance was devoted to the beefs the women have had with various people, including Taylor Swift, who Kim said she has not communicated with, adding, "I feel like we've all moved on" from their Kanye West-sparked fight of yore (via Elle). The sisters also addressed the nearly family-wide feud that grew out of Caitlyn Jenner's memoir and the comments about Kris Jenner and the family in general that were not well received. While Kim cautioned that Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner were the only family members who had a real relationship with Caitlyn after the book came out, all three sibs agreed things are looking up in that department. "We saw her on Christmas Eve," said Kim, who welcomed Caitlyn and her partner, Sophia Hutchins, to her home for her Christmas Eve party. Kourtney said she'd also seen Caitlyn on Christmas Day. "It's like new year, drama-free. That's our motto this year," said Kim. That's when Khloé, whose relationship with Caitlyn seemed irreparably damaged for some time, chimed in with her own take on Kim's "drama-free" statement, saying, "Let go and let's just be in love."
The Situation promotes his Youtube channel, website, on his way to prison
If the "Jersey Shore" kids have learned anything from their time on TV, it's how to capitalize on even life's least savory moments. Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's trip to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in New York on Tuesday, Jan. 15, is a case in point. The reality star was on his way to surrender himself for an eight month sentence for various tax offenses when he hopped on Instagram Live to share the experience — including a few jokes he made to his wife, Lauren Pesce, in the car — with fans. "You're gonna save a lot of money on food! That's all we spend our money on," he quipped at one point in the video, joking about his eating habits. He went on to encourage viewers to watch his YouTube channel and to buy his "Situation special" sweatshirt from his website. "The comeback," he later tweeted, "is always greater than the setback."
Broadway stars remember Carol Channing
As news of Carol Channing's death surfaced early Tuesday, Jan. 15, Broadway stars paid tribute to the 97-year-old stage and screen icon on social media. Tweeting lyrics from "Before the Parade Passes By," a tune from Channing's famous turn in "Hello, Dolly!," Lin-Manuel Miranda posted, "Goodbye, Carol" alongside a string of red heart Emojis (via Deadline). Bernadette Peters retweeted his post, adding, "She was show business and love personified." Sandra Bernhard credited Channing for inspiring her to act, writing, "I am so sad just lost my incredible original inspiration #carolchanning I saw her in Hello Dolly when I was 8 and she changed my DNA love you lady forever one of the greatest entertainers of all times." Viola Davis chimed in as well, posting, "RIP Carol Channing. The original Dolly and a 'helluva' performer! You had a great run! Rest well." George Takei was moved by her death, as well. "One of Broadway's greatest lights, Carol Channing, has passed on. She rejoins the heavens as a new diamond in the night sky, and as she famously sang, they are a girl's best friend," he tweeted. "Goodbye and farewell, forever our Dolly."
Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa don matching PJs and settle in for 'The Bachelor'
If Kate Hudson and Danny Fujikawa couldn't have looked cozier as they snuggled up in bed together for a selfie on Monday, Jan. 14. "We put on matching pajamas and watch the Bachelor on Monday's… #MullallyandOfferman 🙌," Kate captioned the cute Instagram shot. The Mullally-Offerman hashtag was a reference to husband and wife team, Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, whose obsession with "The Bachelor" seems to have helped land them cameos on this week's edition of the series. PJ-clad Kate's probably due for some zzz's, too. Having just welcomed her first daughter with Danny in October, Kate announced she's been named a celebrity "ambassador" for WW, the rebranded, wellness-focused version of what used to be Weight Watchers. The title has already left her defending herself from critics who say her goal of losing baby weight isn't relatable for those battling more deeply ingrained food and weight issues. The mother of three is also due to start filming a new movie in early spring.
Charlie Sheen says he 'feels good' one year into his sobriety
"Everything's groovy." So said a seemingly content Charlie Sheen at the California Strong Celebrity Softball Game in Malibu on Sunday, Jan. 13. Speaking to "Extra," Charlie, who recently celebrated one year of sobriety after relapsing in the wake of his HIV positive diagnosis, said of the milestone: "That was good, that was good, yes, indeed — had to be done, had to be done," adding, "I feel good." The 53-year-old star also addressed reports he was forced to cut a massive check to save his mansion in Beverly Hills from foreclosure. "It was all a mix-up, all a mix-up, but it is fixed and it's going back on the market in two weeks," he said. Other celebs who came out to support victims of the California wildfires and the shooting at Borderline Bar included Mira Sorvino, Dennis Rodman, Brad Paisley and Robin Thicke, according to TMZ. The game reportedly raised big bucks for California Strong, which presented checks to victims of the fire and to the bar where shooting occurred.
Johnny Depp deposed in legal battle with his former lawyers; the case heads to trial this spring
New documents filed in Johnny Depp's legal battle with his former lawyers show the actor wants a judge to toss the firm's motion against him so Depp's initial $30 million lawsuit against the firm may proceed. The Blast reports the docs indicate Depp sat for a deposition last month with Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman. The firm has accused Depp of refusing to submit important documents related to their countersuit, which centers around their assertion it was Depp's misconduct and negligence — not the fault of the firm — that Depp is out millions of dollars. He says he's already produced 97,215 pages worth of the documents they requested and that their accusations about his are misleading. His initial suit alleged the firm conspired with his former business managers to put him in the red and that they knew what the managers were up to but failed to fill him in. A trial is scheduled for May 6, 2019, according to the report.
Rihanna sues her father over use of trademarked name
Rihanna has filed suit against her father. TMZ reports Ronald Fenty launched Fenty Entertainment, a talent development company, in 2017 after the singer had trademarked the name Fenty for her own businesses. She says her dad is using her reputation to make money through the company, which she claims pretended they represent her while attempting to book her for $15 million worth of concerts. She adds that Ronald tried to trademark the use of the name "Fenty" for resort boutique hotels — and failed. Having tried to go the cease and desist letter route, Rihanna us suing for damages and asking for an injunction on her dad's use of the Fenty name for his business.
James Franco is off the hook in 'Disaster Artist' lawsuit
By most accounts, 2018 was not a great year for James Franco, whose work on "The Disaster Artist" was largely overshadowed by allegations he sexually exploited female students and others he was mentoring. More negative press came on the heels of a lawsuit filed in March (shortly after Franco's Oscar snub) by a former student who claimed to have written multiple early drafts of "The Disaster Artist" but said he was not remunerated fairly. On Monday, Jan. 14, however, Variety reported that lawsuit, filed by Ryan Moody, had been "resolved." In the suit, filed against both Franco's and Seth Rogen's production companies, Moody said that after meeting Franco when he was a student in the actor's film class at UCLA, Franco asked him to write the screenplay, which Moody said took him four months of full-time work to complete. In return he was paid just $5,000 and ultimately agreed to allow "more experienced writers" take over from his final draft. He said he was also promised an associate producer credit on the movie as well as help from Franco and his partners in developing a project called "On the Bus" and was threatened he'd never work with Franco or Rogen again if he didn't agree. He says "On the Bus" "never got off the ground" and he never got any credit once the film came out. After Franco and his partners' lawyer argued Moody's contract was valid and he hadn't been conned into signing it, Moody's attorney filed to dismiss the case shortly after the holidays.