Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone step out for dinner at new celeb hotspot
Leonardo DiCaprio and his girlfriend Camila Morrone have become a bit less guarded about their relationship over the past year, which might explain why Leo was only semi-hiding his face in his go-to dark hoodie during a night out with Camila on Tuesday, Nov. 26. More likely, the 45-year-old Oscar winner was simply more relaxed while dining out with his 22-year-old girlfriend because of the venue they'd chosen. The couple — along with celebs including Dakota Johnson, Melanie Griffith, Jon Hamm and Jared Leto — reportedly dined at Los Angeles' San Vicente Bungalows, which the New York Times dubbed "Hollywood's New Clubhouse" earlier this year because of its pro-privacy ambiance. Alas, even the restaurant's cameraphone ban wasn't strict enough to stop paparazzi from snapping a few pics of Leo and Camila as they chatted on what appears to be the patio of the members-only club, which the Times reports charges $4,200 a year in dues "for members over 35." Though Camila's voiced her frustration with the negative social media comments her romance sometimes inspires, JustJared notes the buzz she's generating lately has less to do with her love life — and more to do with her critically acclaimed performance in "Mickey and the Bear" as awards season prepares for takeoff.
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Adele tweets for the first time in a year
She's back! After a year of silence on Twitter, Adele hopped on the social media platform on Tuesday, Nov. 26, to remind followers that if they wanted to participate in the Dec. 12 general election in the U.K., they'd better get themselves set up to do so, pronto. "Don't forget to Register to Vote before midnight tonight U.K.," the singer tweeted, sharing a link with information about registering. It was her first tweet since Dec. 13, 2018, when she posted a memorial tweet in honor of the victims of the deadly Grenfell tower fire. ET notes she's never been a big Twitter user, having only posted seven other times last year. As for the forthcoming election, Adele apparently wasn't the only U.K. resident with voter registration on her mind this week. According to the BBC, more than 3.1 million people registered to vote before the deadine this year, a major jump from previous years. Emilia Clarke and other British celebs posted similar voter registration tweets.
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Zoe Kravitz shows off a new, super short 'do
"hair ✂️." That's how Zoe Kravitz captioned a pic of her latest hair transformation on Instagram this week, showing off her newly pixie-fied look. According to E! News, the "Big Little Lies" star, who's been wearing her hair in dreadlocks (that make her look even more like her mom, Lisa Bonet's mini-me), has gone super short before with the help of celebrity hairstylist Nikki Nelms, who E! reports seems to be responsible for Zoe's latest lovely 'do.
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Madonna wants Lil Nas X to come to her horse farm and make a song about chickens … or something?
They both like horses, they both have an "X" at the end of their stage name … clearly, Madonna aka Madame X and Lil Nas X are a musical match made in heaven. At least, that's what Madge seemed intent on proving to the record-breaking young star when she chatted him up over the weekend during her show in Los Angeles. After helping herself to his beer — and asking in a vaguely creepy way whether she'd "be getting some of your backwash," from her swig, then coyly suggesting his backwash was "kinda sharp" — Madonna sang a bit of "Old Town Road," during which he gamely joined in, according to Page Six. "I expect you to show up to my horse farm," she told him. "I'm going to show you what to do with a horse for real … And then we can make a song about chickens, because I've got chickens, too," she said. While he mulled that proposal over, Madge, 61, asked the 20-year-old hitmaker, "You in here for the short distance or the long distance?" Said Nas X: "Long, for sure." Before moving on, she advised him to, "Work hard … earn it, baby," to which he replied, "Promise you, I will."
'America's Got Talent' responds to 'toxic culture' claims after Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough's exits
In the wake of news that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough's tenure on "America's Got Talent" is finito after one season, Variety reported the show fostered a "toxic culture" in which both judges' looks were regularly commented on and, according to one allegation, Gabrielle was repeatedly told her hairstyle was "too black." Now, "AGT" has issued a response to USA Today on the claims. "'America's Got Talent' has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show," NBC and the show's production company Fremantle told the outlet. "The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for 'AGT's' enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously." As of Wednesday, Nov. 26, reps for the now-former judges had not yet commented.
Helena Bonham Carter shares advice for Duchess Meghan, rehashes her drunken Prince William request
There are upsides to fame and there are downsides — and in some cases, it just all blends together, no matter how you look at it. Helena Bonham Carter made that clear during her appearance on "Watch What Happens Live" this week, where, since she plays Princess Margaret on Season 3 of "The Crown," she was asked a handful of questions about the British royal family. Asked what she would say to Duchess Meghan about the negative press that led her to sue the British tabloids, Helena admitted she doesn't "pay attention" to the rumor mill, adding that she wishes Meghan "wouldn't have to," either. "I feel like there's just so much. It's just all too much. It must be really hard for her not to, but all I'd say to her is, as soon as you become well known and in the public, it's a domain you have to kind of accept," Helena said, according to People. "The most important or useful thing that someone told me is [don't be] putting your self-esteem in the hands of strangers." On the other hand, sometimes being a celebrity can embolden one to, say, ask the Duke of Cambridge if he'd consent to be one's godfather, as Helena admitted she once asked of Prince William. She explained that she'd bumped into William and Kate on Mustique before the now royal couple were married. And she admitted she'd had a few drinks. "I wasn't that drunk. Enough drunk for me not drink anymore … He wasn't totally sober himself. Not in a bad way, it was just very jolly," Helena recalled. "Thing is, I'd spent all my friends as godparents on my first child, so Billy had 11 godparents. So, I thought I could make up for Nell, you know who suddenly came along and we didn't have any left. I thought, 'Well, if I give her Prince William that would cover,' you know?" Unfortunately, neither the very valid reason for asking nor the liquid courage got her a "yes." "He just said, 'You don't want me to be godfather to your child,'" Helena said. "And I left. I mean, obviously it didn't work out." It was arguably worth the anecdote, though!
Annette Bening praises her son, Stephen Ira, for the 'style' and 'intelligence' with which he's managed the challenges of identifying as trans
Annette Bening and Warren Beatty's eldest son, Stephen Ira, continues to impress the long-running couple. Annette, 61, recently sat down with AARP and opened up about the deep pride she has in her children, who also include Benjamin, 25, Isabel, 22, and Ella, 19. Stephen identified as transgender at just 14, a courageous move his mom clearly admires. "He's managed something that's very challenging with great style and great intelligence. He's an articulate, thoughtful person, and I'm very, very proud of him," she told AARP of her son, who now works as a writer and has been active in advocating for equal rights for the trans community, according to People. "When I was younger, part of me thought I could save my children from having to suffer, which was, of course, ridiculous," she acknowledged later in the interview. "They have to go through their struggles," she added. "[My kids are] very much their own people now."
Selena Gomez: 2019 has been 'really powerful'
With a pair of new hits out, a new album on the way, her first stage performance in two years under her belt (and a pre-show tattoo to remember it by), plus her new, SG x PUMA collaboration set to launch Dec. 1, Selena Gomez has plenty to be excited about as she reflects on the end of 2019. "This year was really, really powerful for me," she tells InStyle in a new interview pegged to the Puma collection. "I can say that I'm so proud of how hard I worked, and that I truly am excited to just sit back with my family, and enjoy, and turn off everything. I always just think about what happened, and where I want to go in life and hope for the best." Selena shared scant details about the new album, due out Jan. 10, but she did say she's worked her butt off on it. Asked to describe it "in a sentence or two," she told the outlet: "I can say this, and it might not sound right, but I've tried my hardest to make this the best album I've ever done. And I feel like I lived up to the expectations."
Marc Jacobs countersues Nirvana over T-shirt
Marc Jacobs is now countersuing the surviving members of Nirvana over the copyright for the iconic yellow-on-black smiley face logo used by the band for years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the designer filed counterclaims demanding "a declaration that the band's copyright registration is invalid and unenforceable." A federal court in California previously OK'd the grunge act in its request to sue Jacobs for copyright infringement because of a T-shirt the label sells that features virtually the same vaguely tipsy-looking smiley face in yellow on black used by Nirvana. It's pictured beneath the word "heaven" typed in almost the same font used by Nirvana to spell their band name. The eyes on Nirvana's smiley face have X's on them, while Jacobs' version has an M and a J.
Dakota Johnson felt 'protective' of Shia LeBeouf after his arrest
When Dakota Johnson was filming "The Peanut Butter Falcon" with Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen in 2017, Shia was arrested for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and obstruction of justice. As Dakota explained to Ellen DeGeneres during a visit to her show this week, it was hard time for everyone, so she tried to support her co-star, however he needed to overcome his demons. "I felt very protective of him and I felt very like, that's a really terrifying and difficult journey for somebody to experience. And I felt really aware of that.," she said, according to Page Six. "We were there to make this movie and Zack is really a phenomenal human being and … you feel very awake to the truth of life and humanity and love and people and real connections when you're with him," Dakota continued. "I think that that [arrest] was just a kind of a very important moment for Shia," she added. "I don't condemn people for their mistakes. I want them to get through it, so that's what I tried to do."