Daniel Craig, is that you? That's the question many people were asking after the James Bond actor presented at the 71st EE British Academy Film Awards in London on Feb. 18. Daniel appeared puffy and somewhat unrecognizable. Some fans even described him as appearing "plastic." "Bond looks… different," tweeted one. "What happened to Daniel Craig's face?" another wondered. Many assumed he overdid it with Botox and fillers. Whatever the case, 007 has successfully confused the world with his new look.
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Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston have chatted with each other since her marriage to Justin Theroux fell apart, a new report claimed on Feb. 20, but the exes — who divorced in 2005 — don't appear to be heading down the path to romance. A source told The Blast the two have "been in touch" but quickly added that there is absolutely "nothing going on between the two." The report added that Brad and Jen have spoken several times over the past few months, but that their conversations have never been about reconciling or even about each other's doomed second marriages. Most of their friends do not see a future between Jen and Brad again, but it's not totally out of the question, one of her pals added. "Something crazy could happen," the source said, but "at this point nothing is going down between them."
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Kat Von D is officially off the market. The "LA Ink" star married musician Rafael Reyes on Feb. 21. Kat and her new husband, who also goes by the name Leafar Seyer, shared the news on social media. "Today, I married my soul's mate, my mind's twin, my best friend," she captioned a photo of their wedding bands on their inked-up hands, adding, in Spanish, "Together in life and in death." Rafael — who's half of the Chicano electronic rock duo Prayers — shared the same image on Instagram, writing, "Today I married the girl of my dreams." The duo hinted that they got engaged on Valentine's Day.
Fergie was widely criticized on Feb. 18 after she tried to get a little too fancy while singing the national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. Many of the players on the court couldn't hide their confusion upon hearing her sexed-up version of the anthem — the looks on their faces said it all. Comedian Leslie Jones asked on social media, "Why did this happen?" Charles Barkley called it "different." Several in the crowd could be seen trying not to laugh during her performance. The next day, Fergie broke her silence about the botched anthem. "I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," she said. "I'm a risk-taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best." The day after the anthem debacle, Fergie's ex, Josh Duhamel, was seen bringing her a bouquet of flowers.
On the defense
"Teen Mom" star Jenelle Evans found herself in explanation mode this week for multiple reasons. First, she courted controversy when she admitted in a podcast that she used drugs when she was pregnant with daughter Ensley. "I tested positive for THC and Ensley did not test positive. I did. So CPS were like — I was in the hospital — they said, 'Did you smoke [marijuana] when you were pregnant?' I said, 'I did within the past 30 days.' I said, 'I have really bad esophageal spasms and I throw up every 5 minutes, I can't even eat.' And they said, 'Okay, some moms do that. We are not here to judge, we are writing down your information.'" Then, on Feb. 20, she found herself defending husband David Eason after he took issue with the LGBTQ community on Twitter and used offensive language. "Lmao why don't you go tell the homo and transgender parents to start teaching their kids better morals? Oh I forgot thats supposed to be normal," he wrote to one user. He added that he's not going to let his children associate with LGBTQ people or "be that way." His page was quickly removed from Twitter and fans demanded that MTV fire him from "Teen Mom." Jenelle, though, defended her man, saying, "David didn't understand how offensive people would get or how Twitter even works. Now that he realizes his voice is very strong within media/tabloids he has deactivated his account. He agrees he will keep his comments to himself from now on. David doesn't hate people from the LGBT community. My old manager was gay and used to be one of me and Davids close friends. We attended Farrah [Abraham]'s birthday in Miami with a lot of LGBT people there and he didn't act in any type of way. We went had a good time and left."
Rumors have swirled for months, but we now know that they are true: Toni Braxton and Birdman are engaged. The singer confirmed the news in a Feb. 20 teaser for the upcoming season of her WE tv show, "Braxton Family Values." In the clip, she tells her family, "I have an announcement to make. I'm engaged!" She then shows off her massive ring, which she has flaunted in the past. In October 2017, a report claimed that Toni and Birdman had actually secretly married. "They don't want anyone to know yet," a source told theJasmineBRAND.com. "They're trying to keep it secret, just like their relationship. They tried for as long as they could to deny that they were actually together."
Wendy Williams won't be on TV for a few weeks. The love-her-or-hate-her daytime host is taking time off from her eponymous talk show to get a better handle on her health. Wendy announced at the top of her Feb. 21 show that her doctors have told her to take three weeks off, while also revealing that she has been diagnosed with Graves' disease. "What the hell is going on with Wendy?" she said. "Now, you know I have thyroid disease. My thyroid, my hyperthyroid, is also attached to Graves' disease. Graves' disease squeezes the muscles behind your eyeballs." She added, "I feel like there are birds swimming around my head, you know, like a cartoon, like, constantly high, but not high, but constantly on one… My doctor has prescribed — are you ready — three weeks of vacation."
"Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham is suing MTV's parent company, Viacom, claiming a network bigwig "sex shamed" her, among other things. Farrah alleges that an executive producer of her show met with her last year and ridiculed her because of her work in the adult film industry. In fact, she claims she was fired because of her history with adult films and for her refusal to cut ties with the porn industry. She said the exec "harassed, humiliated, discriminated against, disrespected, ridiculed, degraded and sex shamed" her for doing porn. She is seeking $5 million for "emotional pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages."
"The Notebook" star Rachel McAdams is expecting her first child with screenwriter boyfriend Jamie Linden, multiple outlets reported on Feb. 22. The 39-year-old actress and her 37-year-old beau were first romantically linked in April 2016 and have maintained a low profile during the course of their relationship. Rachel revealed that she wanted to be a mother years ago, telling People magazine that "having a few [kids] would be great. My mom is a great inspiration to me… She's a nurse and very nurturing and gentle. She lets me be who I am. Hopefully I can take on those qualities and be as great as her."
Kylie Jenner might have cost Snapchat $1.5 billion in market value! The app's stock plummeted more than 7 percent (a $1.5 billion loss) after the reality TV star tweeted that she doesn't "open Snapchat anymore." Considering she has 24.5 million Twitter followers, analysts speculated that Kylie might be the reason behind Snapchat's drop. Ultimately, experts think it has more to do with widespread backlash against a Snap redesign but won't rule out Kylie's influence.