Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen reportedly staying in Miami separately after evacuating with their kids
As Hurricane Ian headed for Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday (Sept. 27), Tom Brady evacuated to Miami with the children he shares with wife Gisele Bundchen, according to People. As of Tuesday, Gisele was due to "be there with the family," a source told the outlet. On Wednesday, however, Page Six reported the two are staying in separate residences for their evacuation. Tom's team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has also relocated to Miami ahead of the storm. According to a statement from the team, they expect to practice at the Miami Dolphins' facility beginning on Wednesday, and will plan to stay there "through the end of Week 4 preparations, if necessary." Tom and Gisele's temporary move with the kids –Vivian, 9, Benjamin, 12 and Tom's son/Gisele's stepson Jack, 15 — comes amid growing speculation that the longtime couple could be headed for a split. Gisele was not on hand for Tom's recent home opener in Tampa, though their children attended the game. Asked about her absence, a source told People the supermodel "continues to be dedicated to her kids and is working on personal projects." While Gisele made it clear she's still supportive of Tom in an interview for Elle's October 2022 cover story, she also referenced "concerns" about his "un-retirement" from the NFL. "Obviously, I have my concerns—this is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present," she said of her Tom. "I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too."
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Lizzo plays former President James Madison's crystal flute (while twerking)
Lizzo made history at her show in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday (Sept. 27), when she briefly played an ornate, crystal flute that belonged to former President James Madison. The singer and classically trained flutist did so while twerking, naturally, as the crowd at Capitol One went wild. "B****, I just twerked and played James Madison's crystal flute from the 1800s! We just made history tonight!" she excitedly told the audience, adding a thank-you to the flute's current owner, the Library of Congress, for "making history freaking cool." (NPR reports "at least one other person" has previously played the flute, but not onstage.) A little Twitter sleuthing reveals Lizzo was invited to check out the Library of Congress' collection of historic flutes by the presidentially appointed Librarian of Congress (and apparent Lizzo fan), Carla Hayden, who tweeted an invite to the singer last week. "The @librarycongress has the largest flute collection in the world with more than 1,800. It incl Pres James Madison's 1813 crystal flute," she wrote on Sept. 23. "We would love for you to come see it and even play a couple when you are in DC next week. Like your song they are 'Good as hell.'😉," she added. Lizzo promptly RSVP'd, writing, "IM COMING CARLA! AND IM PLAYIN THAT CRYSTAL FLUTE!!!!!" The crystal-coated flute reportedly dates back to 1813, when it was custom-made for President James Madison's second inauguration. As a fan who was at Lizzo's show later told NPR, "It's not often you see founding father's personal artifacts reclaimed as a symbol of pop culture and a celebration [of] Black female empowerment." The Library of Congress later tweeted that the instrument was back in the library, "safe and sound," thanks to the Capitol Police's assistance, and invited followers to "watch this space for more from Lizzo's Library visit."
George Clooney says he and Amal have 'never had an argument' after 8 years of marriage
Eight years into their marriage, George and Amal Clooney have yet to experience their first fight. About anything, apparently. The actor and human rights attorney appeared on "CBS Mornings" on Wednesday (Sept. 28), where Gayle King asked them to share the secret behind their happy marriage. "It does start with love," said George, according to Entertainment Tonight. "That's sort of the whole secret to it. It's just been easy. Like the easiest thing we have done in our lives thus far. We've never had an argument." Backing him up on on that claim, Amal said the couple's argument-free existence is pure "madness to some of our friends." It doesn't hurt that they were into one another from day one, either. "I think that it's 99 percent luck just to meet the right person," Amal mused. "And I think the one thing we would take is to not be cynical, just to be open." Speaking to her husband, she added, "I was surprised that you were not cynical or guarded at all and things just moved very quickly." There was seemingly no reason for George to be guarded, though. "It was easy, it was the minute she walked in the door, I was just taken by her," he said. "And the fun part was, I didn't know whether she would like me or any of those things. And then she's this extraordinarily fun, smart, beautiful, great woman and I was just very taken with her, and I started writing her letters." Amal had a similar reaction after their first meeting. "I met him, and I thought, 'I'm so glad that there is someone like him in the world,'" she told Gayle. "I didn't ever imagine that I would get to spend the rest of my life with him or that we would have this wonderful family. It took me by surprise." George, 61, and Amal, 44, said "I do" in Italy in 2014. They share 5-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander.
Katie Couric reveals breast cancer diagnosis, hopes her story could help 'save someone's life'
Katie Couric has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The veteran journalist shared the news on Wednesday (Sept. 28), in an essay she called "Why NOT Me?" As she explained to readers in the moving piece, Katie was diagnosed three months ago after falling behind in her annual mammograms during the coronavirus pandemic. "I shudder to think what might have happened if I had put it off longer," she wrote. A lumpectomy in July revealed the tumor was larger than expected. Katie has since had it removed and recently completed radiation therapy, she shared. Looking back on the famous segment where she underwent a colonoscopy on the "Today" show following the death of her first husband from colon cancer, Katie wrote that she wanted to share experience because it would be "odd not to use this as another teachable moment that could save someone's life."
Elizabeth Banks talks Hollywood double standards and why 'Charlie's Angels' was never meant to be a 'feminist manifesto'
Elizabeth Banks may be among Hollywood's top "triple threat" stars, given her massive success as a director, producer and actor. But the fact that she's a woman often gets attached to her work in ways that have little, if anything, to do with it. She spoke candidly about that aspect of double standards in Hollywood in a recent interview with The New York Times. Asked what she learned from her not-so-well received "Charlie's Angels" reboot that she "could apply" to her latest project, "Call Jane," Elizabeth admitted the answer involves "a long conversation that I don't know that I want to get into." She got into it anyway. "There was a story around 'Charlie's Angels' that I was creating some feminist manifesto," Elizabeth explained. "I was just making an action movie. I would've liked to have made 'Mission: Impossible,' but women aren't directing 'Mission: Impossible.' I was able to direct an action movie, frankly, because it starred women and I'm a female director, and that is the confine right now in Hollywood," she continued. "I wish that the movie had not been presented as 'just for girls,' because I didn't make it just for girls. There was a disconnect on the marketing side of it for me." Asked whether "the dynamic has shifted" since "Charlie's Angels," she got even more blunt. "One of my least favorite things to do in talking to people like you," she told the male critic David Marchese, "is to represent all women in Hollywood who are doing interesting things." Noting that she's one of "very few female directors in Hollywood" and how hard she's worked to get where she is, she then turned the tables. "I would love for you to interview the studio heads and the corporations and ask them these questions, because I can't solve it," she said. "I'm putting my head down and showing these big corporations that if they give women the opportunity to do this job, they can make a good product that can make them a profit. It's a male-dominated industry." Ultimately, she added, being asked such questions adds unnecessary "pressure" because of how her comments might be taken by those in power. "I truly feel that it's dangerous to talk about these things now," she added. "I'm a leader in Hollywood, so I'm not trying to shirk my responsibility," Elizabeth said later in the interview. "I just want the framing device around me to not consistently be that I'm some sort of feminist activist."
Fans call out Katy Perry, Kesha for Jeffrey Dahmer lyrics after 'Jeffrey Dahmer Story' debuts on Netflix
After the debut of Netflix's new drama, "Dahmer, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story," viewers are calling out artists who've incorporated references to the '80s-era serial killer in their music, particularly Katy Perry. The singer's 2013 track "Dark Horse" features the lyric, "She's a beast/I call her Karma (come back)/She eats your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer." Though the line is actually rapped by guest Juicy J, music fans on Twitter have been aiming their criticism at Katy this week. "Still upsets me when I hear the line in the song Dark Horse 'She eats your heart out like Jeffrey Dahmer,'" one user wrote (via Parade). "I always make my daughter turn the station. It's so disrespectful to the victims families. I hope people remember them while watching Netflix." As the infamous murderer's name and backstory continued trending on Twitter, users also slammed Kesha, who sings, "I'll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer" in her song, "Cannibal." Marilyn Manson, Nicki Minaj and Eminem have similarly come under fire on the platform for referencing the killer. Ryan Murphy's "The Jeffrey Dahmer Story," starring Evan Peters, drew a record-setting viewership for Netflix this past week, according to Deadline.
Chloe Grace Moretz says social media attacks turned her into 'a recluse'
Chloe Grace Moretz endured plenty of scary run-ins with paparazzi after she made her big screen debut at 12. But it was social media that made her retreat from the public eye, she reveals in a new interview with Hunger magazine. "There's always gonna be the darkness that comes with fame," Chloe says. Recalling her first interaction with paparazzi as "10 to 15 adult guys surrounding a 12-year-old girl," she says the paps "pushed my mom and she ended up falling into traffic – she didn't get hurt, but the situation was really chaotic." Years later, though, as her once packed film schedule grew less busy in her late teens, the shift left her questioning who she was and battling "self-loathing." Amid all of that, she suddenly found herself targeted on social media. "This onslaught of horrific memes … started getting sent to me about my body," she recalls. "I've actually never really talked about this, but there was one meme that really affected me … this photo got manipulated into a character from 'Family Guy' with the long legs and the short torso, and it was one of the most widespread memes at the time," Chloe explains. "… And I just remember sitting there and thinking, my body is being used as a joke and it's something that I can't change about who I am, and it is being posted all over Instagram. … After that, I was kind of sad," she says. "It took a layer of something that I used to enjoy, which was getting dressed up and going to a carpet and taking a photo, and made me super self-conscious … I basically became a recluse," she recalls. But avoiding the spotlight left her "severely anxious" to the point of hyperventilating when she was photographed. Now 25, Chloe's found new ways to cope, like taking time off the grid to reset, establishing boundaries and being sure to use her voice. "To say that these past two years have been transformative is an understatement, to say the least," she concludes. "I'm a very different girl than I was. I feel like a woman now."