apology explanation

Selena Gomez clarifies her apology to Amy Schumer about IVF

Selena Gomez is clarifying why she publicly apologized to Amy Schumer after the comedian revealed she's undergoing IVF.

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On Thursday, Amy, who welcomed son Gene in May 2019 with her husband, Chris Fischer, spoke of how IVF was affecting her.

"I'm a week into IVF and feeling really run down and emotional," she said in an Instagram post. "If anyone went through it and if you have any advice or wouldn't mind sharing your experience with me please do. My number is in my bio. We are freezing my eggs and figuring out what to do to give Gene a sibling."

Quickly, Selena commented, "I'm praying for you and chris. I'm sorry!"

Some people questioned Selena's comments, wondering what she was sorry about.

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"Let me clear that up. I said I'm sorry she's feeling that way," the pop star clarified. "My mom went through the same thing. It's hard on women's heart."

In 2017, Mandy Teefey, Selena's mother, paid tribute to her daughter Scarlett, who she lost in a miscarriage six years prior.

"Thank you to all the fans who honored our Scarlett yesterday. Dec 17th will never be the same, but we decide to celebrate her by writing her letters on red balloons and releasing them," she wrote on Instagram in the since-deleted message. "Now the 17th is intertwined with the wrap of [season 2 of "13 Reasons Why."] So, she was there in spirit as always. A moms love for their children is pretty fierce. In order of my girls, Selena, Scarlett and Gracie. Family is what matters, blood or not, #family13 made me smile and feel loved when so needed and they didn't know. Then, I came home to Brian and Gracie to send our love to Scarlett. Fans, I want you to know you are family because I have a huge family and you are the only ones who remember! XO forever."

Gym injury

The Rock needs stitches on face after gym injury

No pain, no gain!

On Oct. 26, Dwayne Johnson took to Instagram to record a video that showed him bleeding from the side of his eyebrow. The injury, he said, came while he was working out in the gym, a place he affectionately calls "the iron paradise."

"We ain't playin' tiddlywinks and we ain't reciting nursery rhymes – it's called the #ironparadise for a reason and things get extremely intense," he wrote alongside the video. "Threw around my 50lb chains for a drop set – I got lumped up and need stitches."

While somewhat breathless, the actor ran his finger through the blood rolling down his face and tasted it at one point.

"Taste your blood, keep training and stitch up later – rules of the house," he said, adding that his blood tastes "real good."

"I can confirm my blood tastes like [his tequila] Teremana, calluses and BlaMoan (black and samoan) Hot Sauce," he said.

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Before continuing on with his bloody workout, he sent a note of encouragement to his followers. 

"Have a productive week, my friends – keep it light and a lil' fun, but get after it like a MF," he wrote. 

Body blow

Kate Beckinsale claps back at online body shamer

Words have consequences — at least that's what one Instagram user found out when criticizing Kate Beckinsale.

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Recently, the actress posted a video to social media that showed her in bed talking to her cat. One of her followers found very little redeeming about the video or her, for that matter.

"You're dreadfully thin," the person wrote. 

Kate wasn't about to take the mean spirited comment laying down (although she was laying down), and she fired back at the troll.

"You're wearing speedo goggles — it might be hard for you to be entirely confident about what you're seeing — much less comment about it," she clapped back, according to a screenshot captured on the Comments by Celebs Instagram page.

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Kate is well known for coming back hard at her haters. Last year someone called her "too old" to be sharing bikini pictures and "looking for attention." She replied, "I can't imagine how unhappy you must feel to leave comments like this. People have all sorts of things going on that they put a brave face on and you'd never know. Sending love and the real hope you receive this message in the spirit that it's meant. I know you have more to offer than leaving mean comments that illuminate far more about you than they do about the people you choose to comment on."

Actor David Spade was also on the receiving end of a Kate clap back last after he attempted to troll her for her short romance with Pete Davidson.

"You like them young!" David wrote, alluding to Kate and Pete's 20-year age gap. He added, "(Now don't fight back and roast me just quietly stew and take the hit)." 

She wrote back, "@Davidspade never gonna happen grandpa." 

At the same time, another commenter said they were "disappointed" in Kate's "dating choices." She replied, "Fairly let down by your wonky beard but thought possibly rude to say."

Warning

Sarah Silverman warns against cancel culture

Sarah Silverman is bemoaning the lasting effects of cancel culture, believing that people should have a "path to redemption" and not be permanently judged for past actions.

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The comedian, a proud progressive, acknowledges that progressives are the ones largely pushing cancel culture, but believes people can change. 

"Without a path to redemption, when you take someone, you found a tweet they wrote seven years ago or a thing that they said, and you expose it and you say, this person should be no more, banish them forever," she said on The Sarah Silverman Podcast,.

People, by nature, "go towards love," she said, but that isn't necessarily always a good thing. On the podcast, she spoke of a friend who joined a neo-Nazi group in his youth after someone from the hate group expressed concern about him smoking at a young age.

"If we don't give these people a path to redemption, then they're going to go where they are accepted, which is the… dark side," she said. 

That same friend now works to get people out of extreme hate groups.

Without that offramp to forgiveness, Sarah said those who've been "canceled" are "going to find someplace where they are accepted and it's not going to be with progressives, which ironically means to be changed, progress."

"I think there should be some kind of path. Do we want people to be changed? Or do we want them to stay the same to freeze in a moment we found on internet from 12 years ago?" she said. 

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Sarah knows all about being in the bullseye of cancel culture. In 2007 she participated in a sketch for the Comedy Central series The Sarah Silverman Program wherein she wore blackface. The footage reemerged more than a decade later and cost Sarah a film role, she's previously said.

Sarah has previously spoken about the dangers of cancel culture. Last year she told the New Yorker that she's apologized often for her blackface scandal. Still, she added that critics "should take into account the nuance of things and the people's intentions and their room for growth and if they have changed or if they have not — there's a big difference."

Behavior concerns

Wendy Williams addresses comments about her erratic behavior

Wendy Williams is thanking her fans for continuing to watch her eponymous talk show, despite recent bizarre behavior and insinuations from her former DJ that she's not sober and needs professional help.

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"I always say I love you for watching 'cause I really, really do. I come here every day and I try to do the best that I can for you," Wendy said during her show on Monday. "I appreciate you watching, but even after all of these years, it's still work. An effort put in for the hour I'm out here, you know? I guess every day is not perfect, but I'm not a perfectionist. I'm not perfect."

"I do appreciate you putting in the effort to watch us, and I love entertaining you. You know?" she continued. "It's not easy. It is not easy, you're a tough crowd."

The comments came following her Oct. 23 show in which she seemed slow, took long pauses, slurred her words and appeared to have dilated pupils. Further, fans also noticed that DJ Boof, the show's longtime DJ, had been replaced. Wendy, 56, made no mention of the DJ change. 

Over the weekend a "Wendy Williams Show" viewer theorized that her camp is "watching" her "spiral" and implored her to "seriously get help." Another fan wondered if the perceived erratic behavior was a reason for DJ Boof's abrupt exit.

"Yup exactly and it will all come out.." he replied. "Y'all have no idea what's really going on and everyone there is afraid to speak up because they don't wanna lose their jobs.. this is going to play out bad.. I feel sorry for the workers and victims."

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Wendy has previously acknowledged her struggles with addiction. In March 2019, she revealed that she'd been living in a sober house for addiction-related issues for what she said was "some time now."

"You know, I've had a struggle with cocaine in my past and I never went to a place to get the treatment," she said at the time. "I don't know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped."

love lines

Uma Thurman reportedly 'madly in love' with architect beau

Uma Thurman has a case of puppy love.

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The actress is reportedly dating architect Peter Sabbeth, and the romance all started because of her dog. 

Page Six reported that Uma and Peter met on the beach in the Hamptons in New York over the summer. 

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"Peter had no idea who Uma was at the time. She was walking on the beach, known locally as Long Beach, near him, so he asked her to watch his dog while he took a swim," a source said. "Uma said OK, watched his dog while he swam, and now, a few months later, they are madly in love and looking to buy a home together in the Hamptons."

The source said Uma was photographed that particular day walking her Italian greyhound rescue pup and a smaller pug.

Peter, 50, is a principal at Oza Sabbeth architects, Page Six says.

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The "Pulp Fiction" star's love life has been well-chronicled over the years, as she was famously married to Ethan Hawke from 1998 to 2005. The duo share two children together. Uma also has another child with French financier Arpad Busson.

In 2005, Uma spoke about being suddenly single while playing an unattached woman in the film "Prime."

"I know what it's like to wake up a decade later and be single again and alone again and thinking you had a plan," she said at the time, "and the plan got derailed."

Single Mom

Iggy Azalea splits with Playboi Carti, says she'll raise their son 'alone'

Rapper Iggy Azalea is now a single mom after welcoming her first child with Playboi Carti, also a rapper, earlier this year.

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She shared the news on her Instagram Story late on Friday, Oct. 23, according to JustJared, writing, "You lost a real 1!!!!" and adding, "People take loyalty for granted & That's why I'd rather be alone."

The next day, Iggy, 30, returned to her Story to clarify that she'd split with the 24-year-old musician.

"What I meant last night was that I'm raising my son alone & I'm not in a relationship," she posted.

Iggy confirmed she'd welcomed a baby boy in June, sharing his name, Onyx, with her followers about a month later.

"I have a son," she announced June 10, shocking many of her fans.

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"I kept waiting for the right time to say something but if feels like the more time passes the more I realize I'm always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world," she explained.

"I want to keep his life private but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret & I love him beyond words." 

Iggy and Playboi, whose real name is Jordan Carter, have split up at least one other time since they started seeing each other in 2018.

Thanks, Prez!

Sacha Baron Cohen thanks Donald Trump for unwittingly plugging 'Borat' sequel

Donald Trump's recent criticism of Sacha Baron Cohen's new "Borat" sequel is nothing but "free publicity," according to Baron Cohen, who tweeted a response to the president's comments on Saturday, Oct. 24.

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The comments in question were made aboard Air Force One Friday, when a reporter asked Trump if he had concerns about potential breaches of security.

The reporter was referencing a scene from Baron Cohen's movie that the actor promoted on social media the night of the final presidential debate. It shows actress Maria Bakalova, posing as "Tutar," the Borat character's 15-year-old daughter apparently walking, unvetted, into the White House while "job-shadowing" OAN reporter Chanel Rion.

According to USA Today, Trump responded by saying he wasn't aware of "what happened" with the seemingly unofficial entry. He then attacked Cohen, whose new film sarcastically posits his Kazakh Borat character as a "MAGA" supporter.

"Years ago, you know, he tried to scam me," Trump told the press corps on Air Force One. "That's a phony guy. And I don't find him funny."

The president then said the "scam" took place 15 years ago. "To me he was a creep," he added.

On Saturday, Baron Cohen responded to Trump's dis.

"Donald—I appreciate the free publicity for Borat!" he posted. "I admit, I don't find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you. I'm always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you'll need a job after Jan. 20. Let's talk!"

Baron Cohen's film, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," also made headlines last week, thanks to a scene in which Trump's personal lawyer, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, takes part in what he doesn't realize is a fake interview conducted Bakalova, again posing as Borat's daughter and a journalist.

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After the interview, Bakalova, 24, invites Giuliani, 76, to a hotel room for a drink.

The room has apparently been set up with hidden cameras, which proceed to film Giuliani as he encourages the would-be journalist to give him her "phone number and address" before lying down and seemingly reaching into his pants.

The "Borat" sequel is currently streaming on Aamazon Prime.


Called By God?

Kanye West says 'God has called' him to 'be the leader of the free world'

In a lengthy and at times bizarre appearance on "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast released Saturday, Oct. 24, rapper, designer and presidential hopeful Kanye West says he believes he's been called by God to become the President of the United States.

He also allows that he's open to running for a lower office, such as Governor of California — but only if "it's in God's plan."

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Kanye, who's still running for president in 2020 despite not making it onto the ballot in many states, explained his White House bid in these terms:

"There couldn't be a better time to put a visionary in the captain's chair. I'm not here to down [Donald] Trump or down [Joe] Biden, I'm just here to express why God has called me to take this position," he said (per Variety's edited version). "I'm a great leader because I listen and I'm empathetic. I do believe in world peace."

Kanye also told the host that Trump's unexpected win in 2016 showed him, "you can win if you're coming from outside politics."

From there, the often disjointed and nearly three-hour long conversation delved into 'Ye's other political options, including the idea he could follow in Arnold Schwarzenegger's footsteps and become a popular governor in his home state of California, perhaps to gain some political experience before taking another shot at the presidency.

"I believe that my calling is to be the leader of the free world," Kanye explained, according to the Inquisitr. He added, "If it's in God's plan that part of my path is to be the governor then that's fine," before asserting that, "the ultimate service position is leader of the free world."

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At other points in the podcast, Kanye suggested Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruce Lee and Brandon Lee may have been murdered and said he believes Disney made "Black Panther" as a way of overwhelming the internet with a white man-made version of the concept, as a means of distracting people from Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton's Black Power political party of the same name.

Later, Kanye returned to his previously lodged complaints about how artist contracts work in the music industry, saying he simply wants to create a way for things to be "fair" for all parties involved.

"I'm not at war with the music industry. I'm just saying we need to innovate. When I posted my contracts, I had ten contracts that kept putting me inside a labyrinth and things we don't need," Kanye said.

"Prince would say we don't need the distribution part," he added. "I'm the kind of person where I'm not trying to eliminate anyone's job. There's a way both parties can be happy. These deals can be flipped in a way that they're just more fair."

He went on to imply those bad deals are to blame for his alleged lack of music-related income.

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"At this point music loses me money," Kanye said. "Of my $5 billion net worth, music is negative $4 million."

To explain that math: Back in April, Forbes amended its annual billionaires list to include Kanye, who had reportedly failed to submit proper documentation proving his net worth. At the time, the outlet reported he was worth "a bit more than $1 billion."'

(That said, his businesses are certainly operating with more money than that. In early July, for example, a report from the United States Treasury's Small Business Administration showed the billionaire rapper's Yeezy fashion line had been awarded $2 to $5 million through the Paycheck Protection Program.)

Throughout all of this, the podcast host worked hard to keep things on track, and even complimented Kanye on the way his brain works, saying he's too often accused of "ranting" when he actually seems to have thought his ideas through quite.

"When I talk, it's not a rant," Kanye replied.

"It's a symphony of ideas. I just tell the truth and telling the truth is crazy in a world full of lies."

'A Weird Time'

Josh Hartnett explains why he left Hollywood

Back in 2001, a 22-year-old Josh Hartnett suddenly found himself being heralded as Hollywood's Next Big Thing. But as he recently told The Guardian, "being huge was never something I aspired to."

Still, after his performances in "The Virgin Suicides," "Black Hawk Down" and "Pearl Harbor," the industry seemed to have other plans for the rising star — a point Vanity Fair made quite clear in its July 2001 cover story, "The Making of Josh Hartnett."

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"Oh, that was an awful piece," Josh told The Guardian. "Was there even a quote from me in it, or was it just everyone talking about how hot I was? People got a chip on their shoulder about me after that. They genuinely thought I'd been thrust on them. It was a very weird time."

Now 42 and living in Surrey, England, with his wife, British actress Tamsin Egerton, and their two kids, the "Target Number One" star feels confident about having stepped back from the "huge" movie star persona he was being groomed for at the time.

He's also still trying to wrap his head around how the Hollywood machine managed to simultaneously prop him up as a massive star and question whether he deserved that status.

"It was a set-up-to-fail moment," he says after being reminded Jerry Bruckheimer compared him to Tom Cruise in the same Vanity Fair piece, which promised "Pearl Harbor" would "virtually overnight make an international movie star out of a comparative unknown," that unknown being Josh.

"It's just that it happened at a time when I wasn't that famous, and it seemed to already be asking whether I should be or not," he continued. "I felt like: 'Oh my God! I'm not the tallest poppy yet — don't cut me down!'"

It didn't help that Josh was asked to play Superman and wanted to make the character, as he put it, a "fear-based" superhero who's "become afraid of himself and his own power."

He ended up "walking away" from the offer, The Guardian notes.

After that, Josh said, Hollywood types "looked at me as someone who had bitten the hand that fed me," an assumption he now says was off-base.

"It wasn't that. I wasn't doing it to be recalcitrant or a rebel. People wanted to create a brand around me that was going to be accessible and well-liked, but I didn't respond to the idea of playing the same character over and over, so I branched out. In the process, I burned my bridges at the studios because I wasn't participating."

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In addition to his 2020 crime drama, "Target Number One," Josh recently appeared in the TV series, "Paradise Lost" and "Penny Dreadful." He also has three films due out next year, including James Franco's "The Long Home" and Guy Ritchie's "Wrath of Man."

Looking back to where he began, alongside Kirsten Dunst in "The Virgin Suicides," he admits, "It's a little bit heartbreaking to see all that time has passed…. I was a child. I was 19. 'The Virgin Suicides' felt like a group of friends all pulling together. I think I'm still looking for that experience whenever I make a film."

As for that Vanity Fair piece? "It was actually an interesting look at the nature of fame," Josh muses. "If only it wasn't about me."