Celebs react to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's intimate 'Shallow' performance
If Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Oscar night performance of "Shallow" left you both weepy and more than a little curious about the pair's off-screen relationship, you're not alone. Tiffany Haddish, for one, thought their rendition of the main song from their film, "A Star Is Born," was basically musical sex. "I was like, 'Are they doing it?' It was so good," the comic told ET after the ceremony, adding that the "chemistry" between the newly single singer and Bradley "was hot." During the song, which earned them not one but two standing ovations, Bradley and Gaga gazed almost lovingly at one another a la their tragic characters in the film. At one point, Bradley put an arm around Gaga's waist and held her close to him; he kissed and hugged her when they finished before they headed back to their seats alongside Bradley's girlfriend, Irina Shayk. Some celebs were less impressed than concerned by the show of affection. "I felt so uncomfortable for Bradley's girlfriend, oh my gosh," Mel B said on "Good Morning, Britain" (via People) "I would like to think it was part of the whole performance, because there's a women's code and hopefully that's not… hopefully it's only professional," Mel continued. People points out that Irina cheered for Gaga in the categories for which she was nominated. When her "Shallow" took the Best Song award, Lady G ended her acceptance speech with a shout-out to her director and costar. "Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could've sung this song with me but you," she said. "Thank you for believing in us, thank you so much."
Jamie Foxx says he's single
Whoa, is it over for Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx? The super-undercover couple were just spotted together in December, but an Us Weekly source reportedly overheard Jamie telling someone at an Oscars gala over the weekend that he's not seeing anyone. "It was very nonchalant," said the insider. "While he was referring to married and single couples, he just dropped the line 'I'm single.'" Although he never denied the passionate kiss he shared with Katie on a yacht over the holidays, saying only that "it was foolish," Us notes Jamie spent time with other women on a yacht shortly after the Katie smooch in Miami. The pair have been linked since 2013 and according to an Us source, the casual nature of the relationship is something Katie knew she was getting into. Said another source: "Jamie does care for her, but his recent behavior makes people question that."
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Did Taylor Swift just drop more album hints? Fans think so ..
While her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, attended the Oscars with his "Favourite" costars on Sunday, Feb. 24, Taylor Swift was busy posting a new round of possible album teases. E! News noticed that two of the singer's social media posts sparked a new wave of chatter among Swifties about the seemingly imminent arrival of "T7," her seventh studio album and first on her new label, Republic Records. The photos, one of which showed Taylor on a spiral staircase in her Oscars afterparty dress "conveniently sitting 7 steps down" and used the same hazy filter as a previous pic of the Los Angeles skyline that she'd captioned with seven palm tree Emojis. "Album 7 is coming??? Who's excited with me??? #taylorswift #taylornation @taylorswift13 @taylornation13," one user asked. Another begged her to share whether the posts were hints or not. "Miss taylor swift, are u giving us hint or u're just teasing us bc OMG OMG OMG THOSE ARE 7 PALM TREES IS THIS TS7 YOURE GIVING ME A HEART ATTACK," the user wrote. A third suggested she was just toying with fans, writing. "I swear @taylornation13 @taylorswift13 are taking full advantage of the fact we will over analyse everything and are now just playing around pointing to 7 at every opportunity possible." Last month appears to be the last time Taylor was seen in the studio.
Macaulay Culkin live tweeted the Oscars and it was kind of amazing
And the award for best live tweets on Oscar night goes to … Macaulay Culkin, hands down. The "Home Alone" star spent the evening sharing his thoughts on the Academy Awards from what appears to have been his home, where a framed photo of his cat got a prize nod ("my pick for best picture," he joked) and props like a bottle of whiskey and a cigarette showcased the actor and musician's dark humor. "I can't believe this is the 5th Year in a row I'm not in the in-memoriam… ," he wrote alongside the booze and cig pic, "and I've been trying so hard. #MackTweetsTheOscars." Other jokey posts included a reference to a certain star's weight gain for his performance as former vice president Dick Cheney in "Vice" ("If Christian Bale had just ONE more pie … he would have won," Macaulay tweeted after Rami Malek's snagged the Best Actor award for "Bohemian Rhapsody") and a crack about Glenn Close's Best Actress loss to Olivia Colman ("Glenn Close yet Glenn-so-far-away …"). As the night wound down, Mack went to the dark side again. "If Bohemian Rhapsody wins Best Picture it won't be the first time an alleged sex offender directed a Best Picture. #truth #MackTweetsTheOscars," he wrote in reference to sexual misconduct allegations about Bryan Singer. "That's it for me for tonight," he posted before signing off. "Just remember: A giant, sucking void with nothing in it was as equally entertaining as every previous Oscars host." Adding a "mic drop" and one last "#MackTweetsTheOscars," he called it a night.
John Mayer threw a fake Vanity Fair Oscars party
This year's edition of the Vanity Fair Oscar party had its very own doppelganger, courtesy of John Mayer, who shared an Instagram Live video of the pseudo-VF bash he threw himself. Joking that he wanted to go to the much-anticipated party but didn't know if he'd been invited, he said he "thought maybe I could kill two birds with one party," (via E! News). He then proceeded to show off the Vanity Fair napkins he was serving with food from Shake Shack and the replica of the magazine throwdown's step-and-repeat banner as well as some famous guests including Diplo, Dave Chapelle, Bob Saget, Jeff Ross and Halsey, who quipped that she was at "the fake vanity fair red carpet with my fake date @johnmayer continuously pushing forward in the hopes that, one day, the internet might take a joke," in reference to ongoing rumors she and John are dating. "If you work at the Vanity Fair magazine party, please don't be mad at me because I really want to go next year," he joked in the post. "That's why I dressed up.".
Terrence Howard reportedly had 'a meltdown' over Jussie Smollett situation
Jussie Smollett's onscreen dad, Terrence Howard, reportedly refused to come out of his trailer for hours on the set of "Empire" last week after the two brothers suspected of helping stage Jussie's attack were questioned by police. That's according to TMZ, which reports Terrence found Jussie's story about being assaulted in a homophobia and racism-fueled incident problematic from the beginning. An insider tells the website Terrence "grilled Jussie periodically as holes" in his story kept surfacing. He reportedly "screamed" at the younger star to tell the truth once police spoke to Abel and Ola Osundario about their alleged role in the whole thing. And when Jussie spoke to the cast and crew about the situation last week, Terrence reportedly skipped the meeting. According to TMZ, others on the set also thought Jussie may have been lying. In spite of Terrence's apparent meltdown, he posted a video on social media over the weekend that showed Jussie playing with Terrence's son. "All your lil homies got you…," he captioned the post. "We love the hell outta you." Jussie turned himself in to police last week after police said he paid the Osundario brothers to attack him.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell launch their first product line
With two kids at home — Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 4 — Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have plenty of experience in the baby care department. Toss in Kristen's long-running support of PETA and animal rights and it makes perfect sense that the couple's first non-acting business venture would be all about babies and the environment. On Monday, Feb. 25, the pair launched a brand new line of baby products, according to People. Dubbed Hello Bello and ranging in price from just under $2 to just over $20, the line features wipes, shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, baby lotion, diaper rash cream, bug spray and even diapers with sloths on them (because the more sloths in the world, the better, obviously). "As a mom of two, I know how beautifully messy parenthood can be, and that's why we created Hello Bello — a line of premium, super-effective baby care products to take care of your kids from head to butt to toe," Kristen said in a statement about the line. "Our products are fresh and fun. More importantly, we use plant-based ingredients and organic botanicals that are better for our kids and better for our world." She added: "We know parenting is hard enough as it is. Parents shouldn't have to choose between what's good for their baby and good for their budget." The new products are available at Walmart.
R. Kelly pleads not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse as he remains in a Chicago jail
Facing multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse against four women, three of whom were minors at the time, R. Kelly was still being held in a private cell in a Chicago jail as of Monday, Feb. 25, when his lawyer pleaded not guilty to all 10 counts against him. CNN reports the singer was unable to afford his $100,000 bail after bond was posted at $1 million over the weekend. Prosecutors have said they have DNA evidence as well as a video that allegedly shows Kelly engaging in sex acts with a girl who "repeatedly refers to her 14-year-old" anatomy. "I believe all the women are lying," Kelly's attorney, Steve Greenberg told reporters. A lawyer for one of the singer's accusers called Greenberg's assertion "outrageous and completely unprofessional." Part of Kelly's inability to cover his bond likely stems from the $169,000 of child support he owed as of early February. He's also been accused of defaulting on rent for his studio and was reportedly set to be evicted before he turned himself in to police.
The Weeknd sweetly urges Bella Hadid to come home from her trip to Europe
The Weeknd really misses Bella Hadid and he doesn't care who knows it. After sending her a bouquet of red roses while she was traveling for work in Italy and Athens over the weekend, the singer noticed a super sexy photo of his lady on Instagram. "Bring this home," he begged in the comments, according to the Daily Mail. The previously on-off couple have clearly been "on-again" since they reunited last May after the Weeknd split from Selena Gomez. They currently share a $60,000-a-month penthouse in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood.
Lindsay Lohan's ex-employee accuses her of using drugs again
A now former employee of Lindsay Lohan's has accused her of using drugs. In a SPOILER filled sneak peek of this week's edition of "Lohan Beach Club" via Page Six, Lindsay slams Kailah Casillas — who had already had multiple negative run-ins with her then-boss — for "talking back" to her. Eventually, the episode shows Lindsay firing Kailah, who responds with, "Continue doing all the drugs you do, Lindsay." Speaking to Page Six, she says the accusation "kind of slipped" out. "I can't say that I saw anything, because I'm really not trying to get myself in trouble," she explains, "but I can say that from my own personal opinion, I do not think that she was sober whatsoever." In a 2013 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lindsay admitted she's struggled with addictions to cocaine, Adderall and alcohol. It's unclear whether she's confirmed or denied the allegation she's using drugs on the show.