Lady Gaga stops her show to help an injured fan
A fan who was injured at Lady Gaga's show in Connecticut on Saturday, Nov.11, ended up with a small silver lining to her mishap. During the concert, Gaga stopped the music to speak to a fan she'd noticed was bleeding. "Hi, I just looked over and I saw, are you doing alright?" she asked, according to Glamour. "Are you gonna stay? Do you need some extra help? Do you need a paramedic?" she continued, waiting for the fan and her friends to respond to each of her questions. Once she found out the paramedics were on their way, she asked the fan for her name and was told "Meredith." "Meredith, I'm so sorry you got hit in the face and that you're bleeding. You OK? We're gonna make sure you're OK, alright?" Gaga assured the Little Monster. When Meredith was helped out of the crowd to get medical attention, the singer reminded the crowd, "there's more important things than show business," dedicated a song to Meredith and stopped singing to tell the production staff to "make sure to get that girl a backstage pass."
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Alec Baldwin reaches settlement in art fraud case
Alec Baldwin is about to be seven figures wealthier thanks to the settlement he reached with art collector Mary Boone in an art fraud case. The New York Post reports a forthcoming New Yorker piece confirms the collector agreed to pay Alec an undisclosed, seven-figure amount and to give him "several [Ross] Bleckner paintings, including one commissioned to [the actor's] specifications." The settlement stems from a lawsuit suit in which Alec claimed Mary sold him what he believed was a 1996 Ross Bleckner original painting called "Sea and Mirror" for $190,000 in 2010. It turned out that when Alec had inquired about the piece, Mary was not able to get the original so she had the artist make a copy. Speaking to the New Yorker, the artist said he was "sorry the whole thing happened." Alec, meanwhile, cracked a joke about Ross' involvement: "Maybe I'll have Ross paint a picture of the seven-figure check that Mary paid me to settle," he told the publication. The actor reportedly plans to donate half the proceeds from the settlement to the Sag Harbor Cinema.
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Leonardo DiCaprio celebrates his birthday with Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry and more stars
Chances are the best party in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 12, went down at The Highlight Room at Dream at the Dream Hollywood, where Leonardo DiCaprio was celebrating his 43rd trip around the sun. Guests at the bash reportedly included Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Adam Levine, expectant parents Robin Thicke and April Love Geary, director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu andJessica Szohr, according to E! News, while DJs Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarantino held things down, music-wise, as guest DJs for the night. Newly single The Weeknd joined the fun as well, along with Emily Ratajkowski, who hopped out of a White Bentley with the singer before heading in to see the birthday boy. A source tells E! that after the party at the club wound down, Leo and his pals enjoyed the evening's part-two at an after-party at Leo's that reportedly ended after dawn.
Brooklyn Beckham visits Chloe Grace Moretz on the set of her new film
Ya gotta sneak date-time in somewhere … Brooklyn Beckham stopped by the set of "The Widow" on Saturday, Nov. 11, to see his on-again girlfriend Chloe Grace Moretz during a break between takes. The couple, who recently made their first official appearance together since reuniting over the summer, were spotted grabbing coffee and taking a stroll through the Big Apple's Greenwich Village neighborhood just west of Brooklyn's Parsons School of Design campus. Chloe and her "I Love You Daddy" costar Charlie Day recently announced they will no longer be promoting the film following allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women against Louis C.K.
Kim Kardashian addresses blackface photo controversy with her assistant
Earlier this year, Kim Kardashian West drew ire from followers on social media when an ad for her KKW beauty line showed what many slammed as Kim in "blackface." A week after the controversy, Kim told the New York Times she had simply been "really tan" when the photos were shot and suggested the contrast may have been "off," adding that no one who saw the pictures before they went public thought she was darkening her skin in a potentially insensitive way. Still, she said, she listened to the criticism and made changes to the images as soon as she could. The Sunday, Nov. 12, episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," showed how Kim reacted privately to the situation. "Oh my gosh, I'm seeing these photos from the campaign, and people online are saying I'm doing blackface," she told her assistant in the episode (via JustJared). "We wanted them really moody, I was really tan. I wanted to show the contour. The photos ended up being a little darker than I was and there was some people online saying that I was doing blackface and the photos were inappropriate," she continued. "The internet world is so toxic and people are just waiting for you to make a mistake just to point it out… I mean, I get it. I was super tan, the lighting is really moody so I get why people would say that. I just don't want to give anyone a reason to say something negative. I would never disrespect anyone. … When you're literally running s—, you just have to own up to it and you have to change it and fix it, and not hide or not understand. I fully understood what people were saying. But I'm not going to let this ruin all the hard work we've put in and dwell on it. Everyone knows, I think, that I would never, ever do a photoshoot like that and I would never disrespect anyone." She also said she thought the best move would be to acknowledge the problem and deal with it. "… Because if I don't, it'll turn into one of those conversations where people think I'm trying to ignore something serious," she said. "I just don't want it to turn into this thing and not the launch and what we're working so hard to do."
Elizabeth Perkins calls out James Woods at #MeToo march
Elizabeth Perkins is naming names. The "This Is Us" actress joined hundreds of women and men in a march protesting sexual harassment and assault over the weekend in Los Angeles — and she called out actor James Woods with a handwritten sign. As of Monday, Nov. 13, she had yet to comment on the sign she carried at the Take Back the Workplace and #MeToo Survivors march, which simply read "James Woods #MeToo." The reference isn't exactly surprising, though. In September, Amber Tamblyn, 34, accused the 70-year-old actor of having tried to pick her and a friend up at a restaurant. "He wanted to take us to Vegas. 'I'm 16' I said. 'Even better' he said," Amber tweeted at the time (via People). James called the accusation "a lie." Amber's tweet came in response to James' criticism of the plot of un upcoming film about a 24-year-old male grad student who falls for a 17-year-old boy. Armie Hammer, who stars in the film, also slammed James for his remarks about the film, noting that the older actor dated a 19-year-old when he was 60. Elizabeth chimed in on the James/Armie/Amber thread by calling James a "misogynistic hatefully vile human being." After James' denial, Amber wrote an open letter to the actor on TeenVogue.com in which she shared the details of her story.
Meek Mill's lawyer is trying to get a new judge amid outrage over seemingly harsh prison sentence
On Monday, Nov. 13, social media connected to Meek Mill directed fans and others concerned about inequality in the criminal justice system to join in a rally in Philadelphia in support of the rapper, who many feel was unfairly sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating his probation after a 2009 drug and gun charge. Meanwhile, Meek's lawyer is trying to get a new judge to handle the situation going forward. Attorney Joe Tacopina has told TMZ he's filing a motion asking that the judge remove herself from the case and will file a complaint with the judicial conduct board as well. The probation violations stemmed from two incidents in which jail time was not recommended — for charges that were subsequently dropped. That didn't stop Judge Genece Brinkley from putting Meek behind bars, though. According to Meek's lawyer (via The Fader), the relationship between Meek and the judge may have roots in their Philly neighborhood. That relationship may also account for a strange request Joe says the judge made of Meek in a meeting in her chambers last year where she allegedly said Meek should cover "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men — with a shoutout to the judge in it. Joe claims that when Meek laughed at the idea, Genece told him, "I'm not kidding." He refused, Joe says, and she allegedly said, "OK, suit yourself," then proceeded to issue a sentence so harsh it's drawn criticism from criminal justice groups. A petition demanding Meek's "unjust prison sentence[be] remedied" currently has more than 300,000 signatures. Meek is expected to appeal.
Brooklynn Prince, 7, meets big screen faves Gal Gadot and John Boyega
"This is the life, man! Better than a cruise!" That's how "The Florida Project" star Brooklynn Prince summed up her evening out on the town at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards in L.A. on Instagram. And it's no wonder she had a blast. According to E! News, the 7-year-old actress got to meet two of her movie heroes, "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot and John Boyega, aka Finn from "Star Wars" at the event on Saturday, Nov. 11. "'Star Wars' and 'Wonder Woman' just rock!" Brooklynn recently said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "I was just thinking about some of the celebrities I've met," she told the magazine before counting off names like Gary Oldman, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Helen Mirren and Elle Fanning as well as Gal and John. "My first word was, 'Hi,' so I will talk to any stranger," Brooklynn warned EW. "This is scary to my mom because I will talk to any people and make friends."
Helen Mirren wants to play Donald Trump
Helen Mirren has a new dream — and that dream is play Donald Trump. "I'd be so funny as Trump," she said during an interview at Loyola Marymount University's School of Film & TV last month (via The Hollywood Reporter) when the interviewer asked if she'd consider playing the president on stage or screen. "I love it. I've almost got the hair!" she joked. "I mean what a fascinating character. What an extraordinary character. I mean that's a character isn't it, the real thing? I would say real life is so much more interesting than anything you can make up. But you know, a fantastic sort of slightly Shakespearean character. He may have a Shakespearean fall, I don't know but you know, he is an extraordinary character." Asked how she might "penetrate the psychology" of the president, she said she didn't think it would be too complicated. "You look at the upbringing. You look at the schooling, the father, the mother," she said. "I don't know much about Mr. Trump's background, but if I was to play him, I would definitely start there. You have to start with the child, and the child is very much in Trump."
Julianne Hough is 'happy and incredible' since marrying Brooks Laich
Four months after Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich said "I do," the "Dancing With the Stars" alum is still glowing with joy. "She's amazing, she's happy and incredible," Julianne's brother Derek tells Us Weekly. "I love him so much, he's an amazing guy to have as a brother." The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Laich announced their engagement back in 2015 before marrying in Idaho on July 8. If that extra time gave the pair a chance to start planning a family, though, Derek isn't letting on. Asked if his sister was thinking about kids yet, he told us, "Oh I don't know! You'll have to ask them. I don't think so!"