Chrissy Teigen trolls John Legend for his Valentine's Day card
Back in 2020, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen celebrated their love with a Valentine's Day excursion aboard a private jet to a three-Michelin star-rated restaurant in California's Napa Valley. This year, however, Chrissy couldn't help but troll her husband after opening his V-Day card. Let's just say it had a little less "oomph" than you might expect from a Grammy-winning songwriter whose career was built on romantic, love-fueled ballads. The "Cravings" cookbook series author shared photo of herself laughing hysterically while she holds up the card on Instagram on Feb. 15. It was a plain white note with the typed words, "Happy Valentine's Day, My love!" John signed it with red heart, followed by "Johnny." In her caption, Chrissy wrote, "dead. I guess he saves it all for the songs." Fans apparently found the whole thing as funny as Chrissy did. "We appreciate your sacrifices for his music," one user joked. "So what is even the point of being married to john legend if this is what he comes up with for valentine's day? What is the point?!" another person asked. As more people chimed with sarcastic replies — "Omg. Best, Richard," someone teased — John eventually jumped in to defend himself. "You could at least show the beautiful flowers!" he told his wife of nearly a decade. Unfortunately for John, that didn't really stem the tide of comments from fans, a number of whom told him it was probably time to write Chrissy a song. Or, as one sarcastic user put it, "@johnlegend Yeah, show the pretty flower clip art on the back of the card AT LEAST!"
Mariah Carey posts couples selfie with Bryan Tanaka after Nick Cannon drops 'ode' to their failed marriage
It's been eight years since Mariah Carey split from her ex-husband, Nick Cannon. And while Nick was inspired to release a musical "ode" to his famous ex and their lost love over the weekend, Mariah's now making it clear she's very much still with her boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka. Nick shared his new, Mariah-themed track — a ballad in which he says he wants her back (then croons about paying child support to the various mothers of his eight children) — on social media one day before Valentine's Day. One day after Valentine's Day, Mariah popped up on Instagram with a couples selfie that showed her cozying up to Bryan, her beau of six years. "Valentine's marathon continues. Hour 23!" she wrote alongside the pic, which marked Bryan's first appearance on her Instagram since 2021. Her fans don't think the timing was a coincidence. "Oh she DEFINITELY heard the song 😂 ily Mariah," one person replied in the comments. "Nick, stay away. She's happy! Nothing to be rekindled!" another wrote. "This pic was the response to that mess," said a third. For what it's worth, Nick, who shares 10-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan with Mimi, does acknowledge Mariah's "got a man" and "it's a little late" in his new track. "First off, I'm gonna say I ain't got nothing but love for ya," he sings. "Nothing but love/Imma stay away …" Later, he admits, "As much as I want you back / It's probably better where you at." He then references the children he's had (plus the one on the way) with multiple women in recent years. "'Cause I'm still running the streets / I'm still all in the sheets," he sings. "Having babies, models and singers and actresses saying they pregnant by me / Have to pay $10,000 a week, I take care of my peeps / Now you don't worry when I creep / You got a man next to you when you sleep." Nick and Mariah tied the knot in 2008. They announced their separation in 2014.
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Bob Saget's family wins temporary injunction to stop release of death investigation records
A judge in Florida has temporarily blocked the release of photos, video and other records pertaining to the comic's death after Bob's wife, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters filed a lawsuit requesting the injunction, ABC News reported on Feb. 16. The former "Full House" star, 65, was found dead on Jan. 9 in his Orlando hotel room. According to the local chief medical examiner, his death was caused by accidental head trauma. The injuries he sustained suggest he may have fallen backwards and hit his head on something shortly before his death, according to the report, which ruled out foul play. (A toxicology report showed no "illicit drugs or toxins" were in his body.) The Associated Press previously reported the medical examiner and sheriff's office had videos, photos and audio recordings from the scene of the death and the autopsy. While autopsy and other similar records are protected as confidential outside of family members in most cases in Florida, a court can approve requests to view or copy such records "upon a showing of good cause." In their suit, the family's lawyers argued they'd "suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress if Defendants release the Records in response to public records requests or otherwise disseminate the records for any other reason or purpose." The suit also asserted "no legitimate public interest would be served by the release or dissemination of the records to the public," according to the AP. The court agreed. The day before the family's filing, Bob's daughter, Lara Saget, 32, shared an impassioned plea for privacy on social media, as she and her relatives grieve.
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Kelly Clarkson jokes quarantining with her kids has 'broken' her
We feel you, Kelly Clarkson! Taraji P. Henson covered hosting duties for the singer on the Feb. 15 edition her eponymous talk show, because as Taraji told viewers, the show has "strict health protocols" and if you're exposed to COVID-19, "you got to stay home — even if you are Kelly Clarkson." Rather than try to host from afar while stuck at home with her kids, River, 7, and Remington, 5, Kelly video called in as a guest for a chat. Clad in a green robe, an eye mask and zero makeup, Kelly joked that things were getting a little dismal in quarantine, where River and Remington have the Disney movie "Encanto" playing on repeat. "Sometimes women don't rise, Taraji. Sometimes we fall," Kelly joked, according to ET. "I thought we were done with quarantining, and I'm so tired," she told her guest host. "I broke a nail. I'm so broken. This is me broken," she joked. "All my makeup is expired. America, this is what I look like. You're welcome." She explained that wasn't sick, she was just "keeping it safe." Kelly also admitted she's not exactly using the time at home to catch up on things like putting away the Christmas decorations she said her producers noticed were still on display in her house. "Look. It's busy!" she said with mock exasperation. "There's a lot going on. And so, I have not had time … I couldn't get the right containers. They're on their way and I'm going to put it up," she vowed. "But you know what, I've decided I'm probably going to keep the tree up and I'm just going to do different holidays, like Valentine's Day. I'm going to be that crazy person! But you know what, judge away, America!" she cracked, adding, "I'm used to it."
Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley call it quits
Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley have reportedly called off their engagement. According to a Feb. 16 report, People confirmed the split news, first reported by InTouch, with a source who explained the two remain "amicable," but "it just wasn't working." The insider cited the pair's separately "busy careers" and said "there were obstacles that they couldn't surmount." Shailene confirmed rumors she was engaged to the quarterback in February 2021. The next month, Aaron gushed about the engagement being "the best thing" he'd experienced in the past year. Still, reports they disagree on certain things related to politics and more surfaced repeatedly as time went on. Aaron has also faced backlash recently for saying he was "immunized" against COVID-19, when he was not vaccinated. "They will remain friendly," says People's source. "There's no bad blood and no drama."
Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz dish on their intense chemistry in 'The Batman'
Even at the first "chemistry read," "The Batman" director Matt Reeves says "everyone could see there was something really special between" Robert Pattinson, who plays Bruce Wayne and Batman in the new film, and Zoe Kravitz, who plays Catwoman in the upcoming film. Matt, along with Zoe and Rob, open about the stars' connection in a new cover story for Entertainment Weekly. "The chemistry read was really intense," Zoe recalls. "Rob was wearing the Batsuit, and it was a proper camera test with the DP there and everything on a soundstage. It wasn't just reading lines in a room. So it was intimidating, to say the least." Rob, wasn't feeling much calmer than Zoe that day, as it turns out. "The first time I'd even said lines from the script was in Zoe's screen test," he tells the outlet. "They had this idea that they wanted me to be taller at the beginning, so I basically had high-heeled sneakers on, and I'm tottering around in this strange Batman outfit." He continues, "The camera's not even on me, it's on the back of my head, and I'm literally having this major panic attack, just looking for emotional support from Zoe, who's trying to get the part." She did, of course, and their chemistry continued as they filmed. "There could be a lot going on in a scene, but if I was able to connect with Rob and look into his eyes, it would immediately bring me into the moment," she explains. "I saw a look in his eye that I hadn't seen before. Seeing something new and very vulnerable as well was really beautiful." "The Batman" hits theaters March 4.
Mark Wahlberg talks packing on the pounds to play boxer-turned priest
In his new film, "Father Stu," Mark Wahlberg's physique is a far cry from his Calvin Klein model days. To play a boxer who becomes a priest, Mark packed on 30 pounds in just six weeks last year, which he previously said was because of the tight time frame he had to shoot the film. Speaking to the hosts of Australia's "The Kyle and Jackie O Show" this week, Mark, 50, reflected on the weight gain and the process of getting back to his usual, super-trim self. "I would say it's easier to stay in shape than it is to get in shape," he said (via Fox). "I put on 30 pounds … that was really difficult." Mark added, "I'm not getting younger." Though he'd initially told Jimmy Kimmel he was excited to eat things like Kentucky Fried Chicken and six-packs of beer to reach his goal, Mark later said on "The Tonight Show" things didn't work out quite as he'd hoped. "Unfortunately, I had to consume, for two weeks, 7,000 calories, and then for another two weeks, 11,000 calories," he explained at the time. "Even when you're full, I would wake up after a meal to have another meal. I was eating every three hours. It was not fun."
Sharon Stone reveals she still has the white dress from 'Basic Instinct'
Sharon Stone says she not only helped choose the now infamous white minidress and coat she wore in the most iconic scene of "Basic Instinct," she still has the outfit. Now 63, Sharon recently reflected on the role she landed at 32 and its effects on her career in an interview with InStyle. "I still have almost all of the wardrobe too. I've given some pieces away to charity, but so far, I've kept the white dress and coat," she shares, noting that people thought she "was crazy" for requiring in her contract that she could keep the clothing she wore in the film. "… But the truth is I wasn't getting paid much compared to my male co-star," she says,. "I made $500,000; Michael made $14 million. So keeping my costumes was a really smart thing to do." As for the interrogation scene, where she uncrosses her legs while staring down the detectives, Sharon says she figured, "The movie was a thriller and we were stopping the action to watch me sit still in a chair, so I thought the possibility of anybody giving two s**** about it was zero," but "it turned out to be a pretty big deal." During filming, she recalls, "… The director asked me to remove my underwear because he said the white was reflecting the light, so o I did. And the cinematographer told me that they couldn't see anything. In those days, the monitors were much less sophisticated than they are now, so even when they played it back for me, I didn't see any issues." Of course, more could be seen than she'd been told. "It would've been a much fairer and more reasonable thing for them to have shown it to me alone first, but it was a part of the movie, and I'm sure they didn't want some new actress overreacting and telling them what to do," she says. "So I talked to my lawyer, weighed my options, and then made the decision to allow the scene to stay. Looking back on it, I still think it was the right choice for the film, even if it took me a while to come to that conclusion." She also says she learned some important things as a result of the film: "I learned how frightening it can be not just for men but for society as a whole to see a woman access and own her power. I learned how to have a spine. I learned how to speak up for myself. And yes, I learned that I look pretty d*** good in white."