Keanu Reeves crashes a wedding in England, makes bride's Twitter profile pic
The internet's boyfriend strikes again. Keanu Reeves made a surprise appearance at a wedding in Northamptonshire, England, last weekend, after the groom learned he was staying at the newlyweds' hotel. As the newly-minted Mrs. Nikki Roadnight recounted to Newsweek, she and James Roadnight had just said "I do" at Fawsley Hall when James spotted Keanu and invited him to the reception. He soon showed up. "My husband saw him in the bar area and told him he'd just got married and invited Keanu to come over to say hello and have a drink with us if he wanted to," Nikki shared. "He was very friendly and said he would later on. We didn't know if he would or not, but it was cool that my husband had spoken to him." Shortly thereafter, someone alerted Nikki that a "very special guest" was trying to find the party. "It was all very exciting," she gushed. "And I went to say hi and introduce myself, and I offered him a drink but he declined that and said he'd just had a long flight so wouldn't stay long, but he was so kind and friendly and congratulated us on our wedding." Keanu apparently hung out for a bit, chatting with guests, and posed for photos with the couple, one of which Nikki promptly used for her profile pic on Twitter. The one she chose was actually just a photo of her and Keanu — no groom — but she told a Twitter user not to worry. "Keanu is amazing, but shouldn't your profile pic be of you and your new husband!!!!!" the user joked. Nikki shrugged it off, replying, "Mr. Roadnight won't mind just for a few days."
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Elton John reveals who inspired Britney Spears 'Hold Me Closer' collaboration
Britney Spears returned to music with her first new recording in years on Friday, Aug. 26, thanks to the invitation and support of her collaborator, Elton John. But Elton credits his husband, David Furnish, with the idea of reaching out to Britney for what became their new duet, "Hold Me Closer," a remix of "Tiny Dancer." Inspired by the success of his 2021 collaboration with Dua Lipa, "Cold Heart," Elton recently told The Guardian he aims to team up with a younger pop star "every year for a fun, happy summer record." He said he and producer Andrew Watt had the new music ready, but weren't sure who to invite for a duet."[David] said it would be wonderful for Britney Spears to do it," Elton recalled. "I said, that's a pretty amazing idea. She hadn't done anything for so long. I'd been following what's been happening to her for a long time." Praising her "incredibly brilliant records," he added, "She sang and danced so beautifully." After spending 13 years bound by a strict conservatorship in which she's said her father ruled every aspect of her personal life while exploiting her career for his benefit, Britney was hesitant to put the new track out, Elton said. "She's been away so long – there's a lot of fear there because she's been betrayed so many times and she hasn't really been in the public eye officially for so long. We've been holding her hand through the whole process, reassuring her that everything's gonna be alright," he told the outlet. "I'm so excited to be able to do it with her because if it is a big hit, and I think it may be, it will give her so much more confidence than she's got already and she will realize that people actually love her and care for her and want her to be happy," he added. "That's all anybody in their right mind would want after she went through such a traumatic time."
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Ryan Reynolds wishes 'spectacular' wife Blake Lively a very HBD
Blake Lively turned 35 on Thursday, Aug. 15, and her husband, Ryan Reynolds, gave her the gift of a totally sarcasm-free Instagram tribute — kind of a rarity in either direction for the famously troll-loving pair. Alongside a gallery of nine adorable photos — a mix of pics of the couple and a few cute snaps of the birthday girl goofing off — Ryan wrote, "Happy Birthday @blakelively. You're spectacular. I'm not sure if you were born or invented. Also, thank you for urging me to leave the house every now and again. ❤️." (OK, so there was some sarcasm, but at least he didn't jokingly crop Blake out of her own birthday photo this year.) The loving post was apparently a hit. Blake replied in the comments with multiple happy face emojis, a heart and the words, "my guy." Ryan, 45, and Blake tied the knot in 2012 and share daughters James, Inez and Betty.
Shia LaBeouf denies Olivia Wilde fired him from 'Don't Worry Darling'
Shia LaBeouf says Olivia Wilde never fired him from her film "Don't Worry Darling," claiming instead that he quit. Olivia discussed his exit from the film in a recent cover story for Variety, citing the "combative energy" she found to be part of his "process," and untenable on her set. Shia, however, says he left the project because of inadequate rehearsal time. On Friday, Aug. 26, IndieWire published an email Shia said he sent the director after seeing her comments about having fired him. In it, he asks her to "correct the narrative" as she continues promoting the film, which stars Harry Styles in Shia's place. "You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors & I couldn't find time to rehearse," Shia writes after a few friendly paragraphs in which he says he prays for Olivia and her family "every night," and catches her up on his happy marriage, his "amazing" new daughter and the "moral compass" his "627 days of sobriety" have given him. He then thanks her for her positive comments on his work, but questions her version of his exit "narrative," adding that he's included screenshots of texts they shared that back up his version of what happened. "I know that you are beginning your press run for DWD and that the news of my firing is attractive clickbait, as I am still persona-non-grata … ," he admits. "But, speaking of my daughter, I often think about the news articles she will read when she is literate. And though I owe, and will owe for the rest of my life, I only owe for my actions." The actor also references his ex, FKA Twigs, and the abuse claims she's made against him. "But this situation with your film and my 'firing' will never have a court date with which to deal with the facts," he continues. "If lies are repeated enough in the public they become truth. And so, it makes it that much harder for me to crawl out of the hole I have dug with my behaviors, to be able to provide for my family. Firing me never took place, Olivia. And while I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings. It is not the truth. So I am humbly asking, as a person with an eye toward making things right, that you correct the narrative as best you can." IndieWire also published excerpts of Olivia's alleged text to Shia the night before his exit, in which she sounds grateful to have worked with him, and a video she sent him in which she says she's "heartbroken" about his departure, and asks if there's "hope" that they may still make it work, despite the apparent tensions between Shia and the other stars.
Jennifer Lopez serenaded Ben Affleck with a new song at their wedding in Georgia
"Can't get enough." That was the refrain Jennifer Lopez sang to Ben Affleck on the dance floor at their wedding in Georgia last weekend, and we can only assume J.Lo meant she can't get enough of Ben. A new video published by TMZ on Friday, Aug. 26 shows Jen serenading Ben at the shindig with what appears to be a new song — and some help from a crew of backup singers and dancers — as the actor sits back in a chair watching her perform with a blissed-out smile on his face. After eloping in Las Vgeas in July, the on-again couple tied the knot again before family and friends last weekend at the estate where they initially planned to marry two decades ago. They later jetted off to Paris to enjoy their honeymoon.
Scott Disick 'had to regroup' his relationships after Kravis wedding
Scott Disick has reportedly been editing his closest relationships in the wake of his ex, Kourtney Kardashian's marriage to Travis Barker. "Ever since Kourtney got married, he doesn't spend as much time with that whole group," a source close to Scott tells Page Six. "He's been kind of excommunicated because the priority is Travis. He had to regroup who his relationships are." Kourtney and Scott share three kids from their relationship, which began in 2006 and underwent a number of ebbs and flows before they split for good in 2015. Scott's now reportedly dating Kimberly Stewart, the sister of his longtime friend Sean Stewart, and spending more time with them and less with the Kardashian-Jenner crew, which now includes Travis, who Kourtney married in May. Scott didn't attend the wedding, understandably, but he's voiced frustration over being left out of other family gatherings, like Kris Jenner's birthday party. "For me to hear that you are having a little soirée and you don't think to invite me makes me feel like complete s***," Scott told Kourtney's mom at one point on "The Kardashians." "I love you, but how did you think I would feel?" Kris explained that she didn't want things to get "awkward" between Scott and Travis, but opened up more in a confessional on the show, telling the camera: "Kourtney met her soulmate. That's gotta be hard for Scott to absorb, but I never expected him to be so angry and wound up over this. He just needs to grow up and be a little more mature."
Cardi B hits back at Twitter troll who accused Offset of cheating
Cardi B spent hours defending herself (and her husband, Offset) from a Twitter tirade launched by a fan of Cardi's longtime nemesis, Nicki Minaj, on Wednesday, Aug. 24. According to ET, the feuding started in earnest after the Nicki fan moved on from making claims about a legal matter Cardi's apparently dealing with to posting claims about Offset. At one point, the other user brought up the Migos rapper's criminal record, sparking Cardi to tweet, in part, that the person was just trying to get her angry. "LETS NOT TALK ABOUT HUSBANDS NOW," she added, sparking a Twitter trend as fans assumed she was shading Nicki's husband, Kenneth Perry, for landing in hot water with the police for failing to register as a sex offender. When the person accused Offset of cheating on Cardi with Saweetie, however, Cardi blew up. "No baby you lying!" she replied. "You makin crazy lies starting s*** and putting female rappers in it WIT NO RECEIPTS, no blog ever spoke on this all of a sudden you come out of jail 5 days ago and you made up lied for 2 hours wit NO RECEIPTS!" She later told off another user who suggested the whole thing was a "stunt" for publicity.