Mary-Kate Olsen desperate to end marriage as coronavirus pandemic blocks divorce
Mary-Kate Olsen's attempts to legally end her marriage of more than four years to Olivier Sarkozy have hit a roadblock. On May 13, TMZ reported that the former "Full House" actress was seeking an emergency court order to grant her a divorce. She first signed a divorce petition on April 17 but was told that New York courts are only handling emergency divorce petitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Page Six, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice ruled on May 14 that her situation does not constitute an emergency. The child star-turned-fashion designer claims she needs to end her marriage as soon as possible because her estranged husband gave her a deadline of May 18 to vacate their New York City apartment after terminating their lease without her knowledge. She's reportedly asked him to extend the deadline to May 30 due to the coronavirus health crisis, but he allegedly hasn't responded to her request. According to TMZ, she believes "the only way she can protect her property" is if she files for the emergency court order to grant her a divorce, which would "trigger an automatic court order preventing him from disposing of her property." In her rejected divorce documents, she also asked the court to honor the terms of her prenuptial agreement with the French financier, which an Us Weekly source described as "ironclad."
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"Survivor" host Jeff Probst admits he had a gender bias in early seasons
On the May 13 finale of "Survivor: Winners at War," host Jeff Probst admitted that he was guilty of gender bias on early seasons of the long-running reality show. While discussing contestant Sarah Lacina's experience with gender bias, the Emmy winner said, "I am certain if I look back at all of the comments I have made over 20 years, I would find the exact same bias in me — who I call by last names. Guys have different relationships with each other, and I might not know how to have that relationship with a woman. … I'll definitely own the fact that I don't think I saw it when 'Survivor' started, and I don't think I even knew I was supposed to look for it. But I'm very much aware of it now, and I'm grateful that we can open up and investigate, even though it comes with crisis or it comes with hardship or it comes with some tears. Whatever it is, it's out there and it's being talked about." Jeff later added to Entertainment Weekly, "I've been with 'Survivor' for 20 years and I've made plenty of mistakes along the way. … I also hope that I've changed, grown and matured throughout the years. I'm not the same person I was when I started with the show in 2000. I've learned so much from these players. These kinds of personal moments with the players come up from time to time where I feel it's appropriate for me to inject my own story into the game. Gender bias is something that has become such an important topic that this one felt it was timely and relevant for many reasons. I'm grateful to Sarah for bringing up the topic. It gave me the opportunity to address my own life lessons!"
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Dax Shepard "crushed all the bones in his hand" and was afraid to tell Kristen Bell
On the May 12 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Kristen Bell explained how husband Dax Shepard crushed "all the bones in his hand" during an "'essential' off-roading trip right when the quarantine began." According to the "Veronica Mars" star, the actor was "off-roading in the mountains" when he "got to the edge of a cliff" and broke "the cardinal rule" of off-roading by putting his arm outside the vehicle: "He's very embarrassed about this injury because the cardinal rule is you don't put your hands on the roll cage or outside the car at any time — that's the only chance of injury," she said, adding that Dax "put his hand up just to look out" while "sitting on the edge of a cliff" and "the weight of his arm tipped" the vehicle. Dax didn't call Kristen to tell her about the injury before he drove home, she said. "The first thing he said when he walked in the door was, 'I just don't want to be in trouble,' which is crazy because he's never in trouble with me," recalled the mother of two. "I mean, I'll let you know if I'm, like, disappointed in your actions, but I'm an adult and he's an adult — I can't get him in trouble." Instead, she told Dax, "You're not in trouble, but it's not the smartest move we could have made."
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Ellen DeGeneres thought rumors she's mean were "just sour grapes"
Us Weekly reported on May 13 that, according to a source, Ellen DeGeneres is "at the end of her rope" regarding recent claims that her super-nice public persona is all a sham. "She thought this was all just sour grapes from a few haters. But it's not a passing thing — the hits just keep coming," said the source. The attacks kicked off in March when comedian Kevin T. Porter took to Twitter to brand Ellen "notoriously one of the meanest people alive" and continued in April when YouTube beauty vlogger Nikkie de Jager alleged that the comedian was "cold and distant" when she appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in January. Then in early May, a former bodyguard described the talk show host as "very cold" and said "the way that she treats people other than those who are in her circle" is "actually kind of demeaning."
"Ink Master" star Daniel Silva arrested for murder of YouTube star Corey La Barrie
"Ink Master" star Daniel Silva was arrested and booked for murder after a car he was driving ran off the road and collided with a stop sign and a tree after a night of partying in Los Angeles on May 10, killing YouTube star Corey La Barrie, who was riding in the passenger seat, on his 25th birthday. According to a police report obtained by "Entertainment Tonight," the tattoo artist's 2020 McLaren 600LT was traveling "at a high rate of speed" when he "lost control." He allegedly "exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid." Earlier that evening, the two men attended a birthday party in Corey's honor where, according to TMZ, witnesses saw Daniel drinking. (Corey's brother, Jarrad La Barrie, wrote on Instagram that Corey died "in a car accident with his drunk friend driving.") Following the crash, both men were transported to a nearby hospital where Corey was pronounced dead and where Daniel was reportedly treated for a broken hip before he was moved to a local jail, where he was held on $200,000 bail.
Tony Shalhoub reveals he and wife Brooke Adams had coronavirus
On the May 11 episode of Peacock's "At-Home Variety Show," Tony Shalhoub said that he and his wife of nearly two decades, Brooke Adams, "came down with the virus" in April. "It was a pretty rough few weeks, but we realize that so many other people have and had it a lot worse," said the former "Monk" star, who's since recovered from COVID-19. On the Peacock show, the Emmy-winning actor also revived his "Monk" alter ego for a sketch showing how the OCD-afflicted private detective would have reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.
John Krasinski reveals he has the iconic teapot Jim gifted Pam on "The Office"
On the May 12 episode of Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey's "Office Ladies" podcast, John Krasinski revealed that he has the green teapot his on-screen alter ego, Jim Halpert, gifted Jenna's Pam Beesly on the Christmas episode from the second season of "The Office." The actor-director said prop master Phil Shea sent him the teapot, along with a few other props, "three or four years" after the NBC sitcom wrapped in 2013. "Phil Shea is the reason I have anything," he said, adding that he also received Jim's messenger bag and nameplate. "We have been wondering who has the teapot!" said Angela. "Oh man, I thought you knew that," replied John. He then suggested that Jenna might be able to snag a teapot for herself from NBC as more than one were likely used during production.
George Stephanopoulos not against being next "Jeopardy!" host
During a May 13 interview with Howard Stern, George Stephanopoulos said he's open to the idea of serving as Alex Trebek's successor when the longtime "Jeopardy!" host eventually retires. "I think it would be a lot of fun, but I like what I'm doing too," said the "Good Morning America" host. "I am not going to be Shermanesque about it. It's a great show. It's very flattering. Big shoes to fill." The shock jock — who mentioned that George was the first person who came to mind because he's "got the intellectual capacity" for the job — then joked that they were "dancing on Alex Trebek's grave." (Alex was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March 2019.) "It's a show that wouldn't damage your reputation," Howard added to George of the popular game show, noting that he could likely work on both "GMA" and "Jeopardy!" at the same time. "There is a certain gravitas. It's for brighter people. It would make you look good," he continued.