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Fans worry Armie Hammer is having a 'breakdown' after bizarre social media activity

Armie Hammer's social media fun has some of his fans worried.

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Over the weekend, the "Call Me By Your Name" star posted a shirtless video in which he can be seen chugging a beer during a round of golf. Armie — sporting a shaved head — then hits the ball before militantly walking out of frame. He kept silent throughout the video — aside from a belch.

"When the world is ending but you already have come to terms with the fact that this current time is ruled by chaos…" he captioned the clip.

While many of his 1.4 million Instagram followers chuckled at the video, others questioned his mental health.

"Is this a breakdown armie?" one fan asked. Others asked if he was okay.

"I am seriously worried about you armie," another person commented.

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The actor has been self-isolating in the Caribbean with his family for several months now — which wasn't planned. 

"We're currently quarantined in Grand Cayman, which wasn't planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for nyc for previews of @minutesbway," Armie's wife, Elizabeth Chambers, said on social media on April 16. "Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family."

One day before Elizabeth's message, Armie showed off his new punk-rock haircut on Instagram. "Killing the game," he captioned a mirror selfie showing off his hairstyle. Before debuting the haircut, Armie also posted a picture of his hair on the floor while holding trimmers. "I'm fine," he said.

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Fans also felt concerned after a recent post on his Instagram Story: Armie shared a photo of his breakfast, which consisted of beer and mac and cheese balls. 

"Day 1384 of the 'Tine: Cracked a beer, put on a Kaftan and fried up some Mac n cheese balls at 9:30 in the morning," he captioned the photo, adding, "What are you gonna do about it?"

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All about Clare Crawley's Bachelorette 'bubble' community

"The Bachelorette" has found its home and roses are about to be handed out.

The ABC show has long been filmed at the "Bachelor Mansion" in Los Angeles (as has "The Bachelor"), but the coronavirus pandemic forced the location to change. 

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According to "Reality Steve" Carbone, Clare Crawley's season of the show will take place at La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, Calif, which is just outside of Palm Springs. The potential suitors, Steve said, arrived earlier this week. 

The Waldorf Astoria Resort — not to be confused with the budget-friendly chain of inns of a similar name — features 41 pools, 21 tennis courts and eight pickleball courts, according to the website. In addition, there are 22 types of rooms available, including a luxe 2,000 square-foot suite that features a hot tub and private pool. There is also, naturally, an array of flowers throughout the resort.

Not only was the filming location changed due to the pandemic, but so was the reality TV show's production schedule, as it was initially set to begin filming in mid-March.

In the new format, "The Bachelorette" will operate in a "bubble" type of environment, much like professional sports leagues in which everyone entering the premises is tested and prohibited from leaving the grounds until they are eliminated. 

"We're going to be at one location, and everyone will be tested a week before, everyone comes back negative, we shoot and they're inside that bubble, basically," ABC exec Rob Mills  said during a recent "On-Air with Ryan Seacrest" interview.

Unlike previous seasons in which dates were scattered across a multitude of locations, Clare's season will the place solely at the resort.

While ABC has not confirmed La Quinta as the show's location, a local ABC affiliate confirmed Reality Steve's news and also posted photos Wednesday of the resort being blocked with barriers. Further, the resort isn't taking reservations until early September. 

With Clare's casting, she becomes the oldest woman to front the reality show. She previously appeared on Juan Pablo Galavis' "Bachelor" season, where she was the runner-up. She also appeared on the first two seasons of "Bachelor in Paradise" and "The Bachelor Winter Games."

Staying put

Why Ben Stiller won't cut Trump scene from 'Zoolander'

A scene from 2001's "Zoolander" that features Donald Trump will not find its way to the cutting room floor, despite calls for it to be nixed.

In a new interview, Ben Stiller, who directed and starred in the film, detailed how then-private citizen Trump scored a cameo in the movie in the first place, and why the film will continue to include him.

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"We were shooting at the now defunct VH1 Fashion Awards," Ben told the Daily Beast podcast "The New Abnormal," "and as people were coming up the red carpet, we pulled them aside and asked them to talk about Derek Zoolander, and so Trump and Melania did that."

Over the years, there have been calls to erase Trump from the comedy, but Ben has balked. 

"I've had people reach out to me and say, 'You should edit Donald Trump out of Zoolander,' but at the end of the day, that was a time when that exists and that happened," Ben said.

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Ben, who has donated to many democratic political campaigns over the years, noted the other films that the POTUS made appearances in.

"There were so many movies [back then] that had a silly cameo from Donald Trump," Ben said. "He represented a certain thing."

Trump has been briefly featured in a menagerie of TV shows and movies, including "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York" and "Two Weeks Notice."

In 2017, Matt Damon said Trump required cameos in order for films to be shot inside his hotels, hence the reason he's in so many movies, particularly in the '90s.

"The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part," Matt told The Hollywood Reporter. "Martin Brest had to write something in Scent of a Woman — and the whole crew was in on it. You have to waste an hour of your day with a [expletive] shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino's like, 'Hello, Mr. Trump!' — you had to call him by name — and then he exits." 

"You waste a little time so that you can get the permit, and then you can cut the scene out," he added. "But I guess in 'Home Alone 2′ they left it in." 


Chris O'Donnell, who starred in "Scent of a Woman," made similar statements in recalling the 1992 movie.

"We got new pages given to us one day when we were filming [at] the Plaza Hotel — which I guess Trump owned at the time — and it said we're doing a scene with Donald Trump," Chris told Conan O'Brien in 2017. "It explained to us in that in order for us to film at the Plaza we had a little walk-on part for Donald and [ex-wife] Marla [Maples]."

The scene didn't make the final cut, nor was it a speaking role.

"It was we pull up in a limo and [Al] Pacino and I left and another car pulled up," Chris said,  "and it was Donald Trump and Marla Maples walked out and went in."

Broken bones

How Gwen and Gavin's son broke both arms within 6 weeks

Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani's son Zuma has had a rough and painful couple of weeks — within a month and a half, he broke both of his arms and had to get stitches.


While chatting with Haute TV's "What's Cooking" vlog, Gavin detailed his 11-year-old son's sudden injuries.

"My little boy, Zuma, he had an accident. He broke his left arm on his bike and got a gash in his leg and got five stitches," the Bush frontman said. "[He] really beat himself up, which is bad enough except that two weeks ago — when we first got here from being not here — in four hours, he fell off a chair and broke his right arm. So now that's just healed and he [breaks] his left arm."


The pre-teen, Gavin said, is "all fixed up" now.

"Basically his right leg is… the only extremity that's safe at this point," the proud dad joked. "[Zuma] is amazing. He's got the kids' Motrin, he does his drugs every six hours to bring the pain down. And he's doing fine. I have to remind him to not lean on his broken arm."

Zuma, he adds, is very resilient.

"He's so brave and he's so strong," Gavin told the Vlog. "He's a really tough kid, I'd be terrified if any of the other kids had to go through what he went through, 'cause he's by far the toughest."

In addition to Zuma, Gavin shares Kingston, 14, and Apollo, 6, with Gwen. The former couple co-parents, which was a struggle in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.

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In April, Gavin spoke about the kids spending time with him and Gwen.

"I did the first two weeks with them, then they went to Oklahoma. They're on a 10,000 acre ranch," he told Trunk Nation on SiriusXM, referring to Gwen's boyfriend Blake Shelton's home. "It's okay for now and that is a real big dilemma for parents with split custody. You're more mindful of like, I know who's around me — no one. And I know who's bringing me the corona — no one is."

"But, you send your kids out to someone else and they come back to you, and now you're prone to whoever they're with," he continued. "It's a tricky one for all divorced parents."

Mental health status

Is Kanye West in midst of bipolar episode?

Kanye West has made headlines for several days now with his announcement that he plans to run for president and his subsequent bizarre interview with Forbes. There is now speculation that the rapper is in the midst of a bipolar episode.

TMZ reports that Kanye "suffers a serious bout with his bipolar disorder" once a year, and sources close to the Kardashian-Jenner family believe he's currently in the throws of one.

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The report states that the disorder, which Kanye has been open about, has impacted his decision-making.

Back in 2018, Kanye went on TMZ Live to speak briefly about his mental health and said he stopped taking his bipolar medication because it stunted his creative process. 

On Thursday, TMZ reported that Kanye's family and close friends "are worried, but they believe things will stabilize as they have in the past."

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The concern comes following Kanye's wide-ranging interview with Forbes this week, in which he caused confusion with his takes on everything from politics and politicians to COVID-19 and Planned Parenthood. His proclamations, according to TMZ, "are causing problems."

During the "four hours of rambling interviews," not only did Kanye criticize President Trump, whom he previously supported, he also slammed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and said Planned Parenthood was doing "the devil's work."

"Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the devil's work," he said, adding, "I am pro-life because I'm following the word of the Bible."

His words were blasted by Planned Parenthood, an organization that his wife, Kim Kardashian West, praised just a few years ago.

Kanye also took an anti-vaccination stance. In 2013, Kim had her entire family get vaccinated against whooping cough. 

Thus far, Kim has stayed mum on Kanye's Forbes interview.

Heartbreaking posts

See Naya Rivera's last Instagram posts before she went missing: 'Everyday you're alive is a blessing'

"Glee" actress Naya Rivera went missing on Lake Piru in California's Los Padres National Forest on the afternoon of July 8. Her 4-year-old son with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, Josey, was found safe on the pontoon boat Naya had rented for them three hours earlier.


Early on July 9 — after police suspended the search for Naya overnight, saying they planned to resume at first light — TMZ reported that authorities believe Naya died on the lake.

In the week before she went missing, Naya — who was photographed grocery shopping with her son in Los Angeles five days before they visited lake Piru, which is reportedly just 20 miles away from where the actress grew up — posted photos and messages on Instagram that now take on a different meaning in light of this latest news, which is turning into a tragedy.


On July 7 — one day before she and her son went out on the boat — Naya shared a close-up photo of them embracing, captioning it, "just the two of us."

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And while she also shared photos of herself sunning on a lawn in a revealing swimsuit as well as a pretty makeup-free selfie, a post she made on July 2 — six days before she disappeared — now feels heartbreaking.

"No matter the year, circumstance, or strifes everyday you're alive is a blessing," Naya captioned a photo of herself resting her face on her knee. "Make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised."

In the hours since she disappeared on the lake, her "Glee" and other co-stars have taken to social media to ask fans to pray that Naya is found safe.

Distraught co-stars

Naya Rivera's co-stars ask for prayers after 'Glee' star goes missing on lake

On July 8, California's Ventura County Sheriff's Department revealed that "Glee" actress Naya Rivera had gone missing that afternoon after renting a pontoon boat with her 4-year-old son — who was found asleep on the watercraft and is safe. That night, they confirmed they'd suspended their search for the actress on Lake Piru in the Los Padres National Forest until the morning.

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After the troubling news broke, many of Naya's former co-stars and friends took to social media to ask for prayers and share their heartbreak. Early on July 9, TMZ reported that authorities believe Naya, 33 — whose son with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, Josey, told police his mom jumped in the water and didn't come back up — is dead.

Heather Morris, who played the wife of Naya's character Santana Lopez on "Glee," took to her Instagram Story to write, "We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light." 

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"Glee" co-star Harry Shum Jr. wrote the word "Praying" on Twitter, while "Glee" guest star Demi Lovato — who briefly played a love interest for Naya's character on the hit FOX show — posted a pic of a lit candle on her Instagram Stories along with the message, "Please pray for @nayarivera to be found safe and sound." 

Actor Iqbal Theba — who played Principal Figgins on "Glee" — shared a news story about Naya possibly drowning and weighed in, "Oh God… mercy… please…"

Actress Jackée Harry also took to social media to ask for prayers. "Prayers up for the lovely Naya Rivera," she wrote, explaining, "We starred alongside one another in her first very television series, The Royal Family, and I've watched her career blossom ever since. Please God, don't cut this life short."

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Naya's former fiancé, music star Big Sean – they ended their engagement in 2014, and Naya went on to marry and divorce Ryan — liked several tweets from fans who were concerned about the actress and praying for her to be found alive.

Meanwhile former "The Real Housewives of New York City" star  Bethenny Frankel, who didn't know Naya, publicly shared that she was distraught upon reading the news. "The story about @NayaRivera is the most horrifying thing I have read about in a while. My heart goes out to her family. What a terrible trauma…." Bethenny tweeted.

'Planned' response

Planned Parenthood responds to Kanye West's claims

Planned Parenthood is hammering Kanye West over his new claim that the organization is doing "the devil's work."

In fact, the organization says the rapper's claims are not only ludicrous but massively incorrect and dangerous.

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In his wide-ranging interview with Forbes about his political aspirations this week, Kanye was asked about Planned Parenthood. 

"Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the devil's work," he said.

"I am pro-life because I'm following the word of the Bible," he added.

Not long after the interview debited, Planned Parenthood's Director of Black Leadership and Engagement, Nia Martin-Robinson, issued a response.

"Black women are free to make our own decisions about our bodies and pregnancies, and want and deserve to have access to the best medical care available," she told TMZ. "Any insinuation that abortion is Black genocide is offensive and infantilizing. The real threat to Black communities' safety, health, and lives stems from lack of access to quality, affordable health care, police violence and the criminalization of reproductive health care by anti-abortion opposition."

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Kanye's beliefs are in stark contrast to those of his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who, along with her sisters, has publicly supported Planned Parenthood in the past.

In 2017, Kim visited a Planned Parenthood facility and lauded it.

"The perception of Planned Parenthood is that it is an abortion clinic; that is nothing what it is like," she said on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians."

She also posted a photo with several Planned Parenthood staffers.

"My sisters and I visited Planned Parenthood recently and learned that the House of Representatives forced through a bill that strips health care coverage from millions of people and raises health care costs, including Planned Parenthood patients," she captioned the group photo. "They are such an amazing place that provides so much to so many!"

In a hashtag, she added, "I stand with PP."

Conservative dating

Why Jodie Comer's name is trending on Twitter…

Jodie Comer's love life is under attack online.

The "Killing Eve" star's name started trending on Twitter after some fans inferred that she's dating a Donald Trump supporter — after the actress has come out publicly for many causes that Trump has disavowed.


On Wednesday morning, the hashtag #JodieComerIsOverParty began trending on Twitter and "cancel culture" reared its head.

"It's kinda disgusting that Jodie Comer gets to play this powerful queer woman with a love interest who's a [woman of color] and then goes home to her republican boyfriend who supports a homophobic racist pedophile like that's really f —–!" one fan wrote on Twitter, according to Page Six

Recently, the Emmy-winning actress was linked to man named James Burke. Internet sleuths think this is the same James Burke who is an avid Trump supporter and has tweeted some controversial statements in the past.

"Maybe she's hoping to educate him and change his mind …," one person tweeted.

Others were equally vocal about their disappointment, often citing Jodie's support of Black Lives Matter and gay and trans rights.


Jodie, who is very private about her personal life, has not confirmed or denied that she is dating the same James Burke that has Twitter upset. However, earlier this year, she told British Vogue that she's "very much" in love with a man whom she didn't identify. The romance, she said in April, was "fairly new."

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Still, despite the Twitter outrage, many fans defended Jodie and argued that she should be able to date whomever she wants, regardless of political leanings. 

"Honest to god, Twitter get a grip. Yesterday she was being adored, today Jodie Comer is 'cancelled' for dating a bloke called James Burke. No evidence that he's the same James Burke, Trump supporter, but let's not let that bother us?" one person wrote.

Another added, "That doesn't mean she supports Republicans, she loves him for her own reasons. I'm sure the only reason she loves him isn't cause he supports republicans. My grandparents are conservative but I still love them, but I disagree with their views…"

character issues

David Schwimmer on playing 'pompous, ignorant' American in new series

David Schwimmer's character in his latest comedy series, "Intelligence," is incredibly unlikeable, and that was the fun of it.


In "Intelligence," David plays American NSA agent Jerry Bernstein, who is sent to the U.K. to work in the cyber crime-fighting organization Government Communications Headquarters. Unlike Ross Geller, David's famous character on "Friends," Jerry doesn't have many redeeming qualities.

"That was what was so exciting to me about it — the challenge of how do you take a guy like Jerry, this alfa male, conservative, racist, homophobic, sexist, pompous, ignorant, ultra-patriotic guy who's come over here to try to grab power … [and] thinks he's being promoted but in fact is being demoted … how do you take this guy and make him, not only likable, but how do you make him funny?" David told E! News.

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The show's creator, Nick Mohammed, described David's character as "a somewhat brash, egotistical maverick, pompous American NSA agent."

In the show, the character and his team of "social misfits" change that way the division is run.

"I think we succeeded because we all worked really hard to make sure that any jokes that Jerry made, you realize that the laugh was always on him, because people could see so clearly how ignorant he is and you never really felt like anyone was ever seriously injured by a remark he would make or behavior he would do," David said. "It's really cathartic to play a guy like this because so many of these guys are in power right now in both our countries. And I would say it's a really timely character to be playing."

The show premieres on Peacock on July 15.