Kissing and making up?
Welp. We may never again see Ryan Reynolds get pranked by Hugh Jackman, ugly sweater-style, or Hugh get trolled by Ryan on the 'Gram. In a disappointing move, Ryan tweeted this week that he and Hugh have called off their long-standing, if jokey, "feud." "Official truce with @realhughjackman!" Ryan captioned a pic of the two bro-dawging it up with a manly handshake. "As a gesture of goodwill, I'm gonna make a beautiful ad for his company, Laughing Man Coffee," he added. "Can't wait!" As the New York Post points out, the true winner here is cold, hard cash.
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Beyonce and JAY-Z make a free concert ticket push for veganism
"What is your Greenprint?" Asking for a friend. OK, we're asking for Beyonce and JAY-Z. This week, the couple doubled down on their vegan meal plan advocacy efforts by offering a chance to win a lifetime supply of tickets to their shows — one per tour over the course of 30 years. All you have to do in return is commit to a vegan lifestyle … ish. In her Instagram post announcing the contest Beyonce actually says her commitment is simply to a "plant-based breakfast." She also apparently opts for "meatless Mondays." Anyhoo, as Pitchfork helpfully explains, the couple made a pro-vegan pitch in the new cookbook, "The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World." And while we remain unconvinced a bunch of plant-based breakfasts will magically transform our bods into Beyonce's, we're willing to take one for the team!
Caitlyn Jenner's family's trademarks block her skincare line application
Caitlyn Jenner has to take her skincare branding idea back to the drawing board. According to The Blast, the "I Am Cait" star recently got a red light from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office after an attempt to trademark the names "Jenner Skincare" and "Skincare By Jenner." The trademark folks apparently think the phrases are too similar to those of skincare lines associated with Caitlyn's daughters, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner, and ex, Kris Jenner. It seems Cait's fam filed for rights to vaguely similar names first, so they get dibs.
Ellen DeGeneres supports Portia de Rossi's art venture on her 46th birthday
Last spring, Ellen DeGeneres welcomed her wife, Portia de Rossi, on "Ellen," where the couple talked about Portia's recent move away from acting to focus on her art curation and publishing company. Well, guess who was throwing big solo career support Portia's way when the "Arrested Development" star turned 46 on Thursday, Jan. 31? "Happy birthday to my wonderful wife Portia," Ellen captioned a cute pic of the two on Facebook. "As a birthday gift, you can follow her on Instagram: @generalpublic.art. I love you and our family." If it doesn't work out with General Public Art, Portia won't exactly be living like a pauper. According to the Daily Mail , she and Ellen recently dropped $27 mil on a new mansion in Montecito, California.
Anne Hathaway stopped eating, smoked 'her nerves away' before awards season 10 years ago
There was a time in Anne Hathaway's not-so-distant past when she was ruled by what she describes in People's new cover story as "feelings of inadequacy, insecurity and nervousness and anxiety." At 36, though, the "Serenity" star recognizes — and is open to talking about — the mistakes she made a decade ago. I'm not big on looking back. But I remember 10 years ago being so scared going into the whole awards season and doing what I thought I was supposed to do, so I barely ate anything at Christmas … I thought movie stars had to have a certain body. I was just smoking, just smoking my nerves away and wasn't nourishing myself," she admits. "I just figured out how to say thank you to life by taking care of myself. By not apologizing for taking up space, which is not something I knew how to do 10 years ago." Looking back, as she, like a slew of other celebs who played the #10YearChallenge on social media, the actress says that while her appearance hasn't changed much, she feels "transformed" inside. Today, she has a word of advice for the trolls and haters she feared way back when, too. "Everybody's entitled to their opinion," she says. "What I appreciate is when the negativity has some intelligence behind it. What I don't like is lazy negativity. If you're going to take someone down, have a point of view! Be witty, maybe pun a little!"
Bethenny Frankel is scared to be alone after allergy scare
Bethenny Frankel nearly died from a reaction to a fish allergy in December. The experience apparently still haunts her. "It's crazy. I don't like to be alone anymore. I don't want to be at restaurants alone, and I'm not that type of person. It's very scary. It changes your whole entire life," she tells Dr. Oz in a new episode, according to Page Six. Sharing what she recalls from the near-fatal situation, Bethenny continues: "I felt a little tickle in my throat, something seemed a little off — not crazy at all — less than before in my life. By the time he came back, I was unconscious. He said I was drooling. I was unconscious and he managed to get a Benadryl down my throat while calling 911. Then, I guess 15 minutes later, I woke up disoriented," she explained. "There were cops. There were medics, and then I vaguely remember them taking me on a stretcher into the ambulance, but thinking, 'I'm having a stroke and dying.'" The appearances comes after the "Real Housewives of New York" star got into a social media war with two airlines last week. Both American and Delta have reportedly refused to take fish off their in-flight menus in spite of her requests.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spotted in what appears to be a custody meeting
On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly toughed out a tense meeting about the terms of their divorce in Los Angeles. Photographed in the city's Beverly Hills section, the former couple looked upset as they spoke in a room in the presence of another man, who sat across from them, according to The Blast. It was the first time they'd been seen together since they called time on their marriage two years ago. Brad was said to have been pacing while Angelina "looked visibly upset." They currently have a temporary custody order in place, with plans to eventually agree on something permanent for their six children.
Mariah Carey won't cancel Saudi Arabia show amid protests
Mariah Carey decided to go through with her decision to perform in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Jan. 31, in spite of activists' pleas that she cancel the show. Page Six reports Mimi's not making any itinerary changes after being told the show is part of Mohammad bin Salman's attempt to clean up the image of his crew after journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Istanbul. Speaking to the AP, Mariah's team said that when "… "presented with the offer to perform for an international and mixed gender audience in Saudi Arabia, Mariah accepted the opportunity as a positive step towards the dissolution of gender segregation," adding a note that Mariah is "the first female international artist to perform in Saudi Arabia."
Lil' Wayne sues former lawyer for $20M
Lil Wayne's former lawyer could be looking at a $20 million bill from Weezy, who ditched the attorney in September. TMZ reports the rapper has filed suit against Ronald Sweeney, his lawyer for more than 10 years, for allegedly charging him double the industry standard on commissions. Wayne also claims Ronald tried, unsuccessfully, to get another ten percent of profits from his Young Money label. Finally, he claims Ronald hired a second law firm to work on the Cash Money Records fiasco that held up "Tha Carter V." When Wayne finally won a settlement, Ronald got the inflated fee he'd been taking all along and the second firm allegedly took home 23 percent of the rapper's Cash Money settlement and 15 percent of his Universal Music Group settlement.
Martin Short reveals his moving take on life after death
Martin Short's hands are pretty full these days, between his hilariously named "Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life" tour with his former "SNL" pal and his hosting gig on this year's Movies for Grownups Awards, which airs Feb. 15. But as the comic makes clear in the cover story for the news issue of AARP, his late wife Nancy Dolman is never far from his mind, no matter what else is going on. "Our marriage was a triumph. So it's tough. She died in 2010, but I still communicate with her all the time. It's 'Hey Nan,' you know? How would she react to this decision or that, especially regarding our three kids," he says. Martin and Nancy, who died of ovarian cancer, share Henry, 30, Oliver, 27, and Katherine, 24. According to People they met in 1972 while working on a production of "Godspell" and married in 1980. "I believe that when people die, they zoom into the people that love them," Martin muses. "The idea that it just ends, and don't speak of them — that's wrong …. to me, she's still here." He also says losing her has made him "more daring." In the meantime, he just focuses on the practical. "My life lists are more pragmatic [now]," he says. "For decades, I've maintained a list according to several categories of well-being: health, family, friends, money, career, creativity, self-discipline and lifestyle. Periodically I give myself a report card…Health: Have I had my annual physical? Friends: Do I need to phone so-and-so?" Ultimately, he adds, "To me life is a practical experience each day, with a coating of "Be as happy as you can be" on top."