KARDASHIAN FIGHT HEATS UP AS KRIS JENNER SAYS CAITLYN'S MEMOIR IS 'MADE UP'
If you were hoping that Kris and Caitlyn Jenner would peacefully and consciously uncouple per the latest trend in Hollywood, think again.
In an excerpt of Caitlyn’s forthcoming memoir, The Secrets of My Life, she claims that Kris knew that her gender identity was complicated: "I tell Kris about my gender issues before I make love to her. This will always be a subject of dispute between us. She insists that she was taken by surprise by my ultimate transition to Caitlyn, which obviously means in her mind that she did not know enough."
- Kris, 61, who was married to Caitlyn for two decades pre-transition and knew him as the male Olympian Bruce, claims that passage and others are bogus.
- In a preview of Sunday’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris vents to daughters Khloe and Kim: "None of it makes sense. I read it and basically the only nice thing she had to say was that I was great socially at a party one time …. Everything she says is all made up. Why does everything have to be that Kris is such a b--ch and an a–hole?"
- She continues: "I was curious and said, ‘What the hell is going on?’ She said, ‘You just would never understand. And then, all through the book, ‘Kris knew. Kris knew before I even made love to her.’ I’m like, ‘What?'"
- In a later confessional, Kim says she feels "bad" for her mother who is "putting in so much effort trying so hard to have a good relationship with Caitlyn for their kids together."
- Meanwhile, the Daily Mail is reporting that an even bigger fight may lie ahead for the Kardashian-Jenner clan. Jenner plans to unveil the results from the gender reassignment surgery she completed in January in a nude photo shoot, insiders tell the paper.
- Although sources close to the family tell the Daily Mail that everyone supports her transition, for some, the nude shoot is "their worst nightmare."
- The Secrets of My Life is due out April 25th.
VIOLA DAVIS, JOHN LEGEND, MORE LAND COVERS FOR TIME'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE
As always, Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people for 2017 feature a hodgepodge of acclaimed Hollywood stars, TV personalities, tech titans and world leaders.
Among the honorees are Oscar winners Viola Davis and Emma Stone, comedians Leslie Jones and Jordan Peele, musicians Alicia Keys and Demi Lovato, TV talking heads James Corden and RuPaul, sports figures Colin Kaepernick and Simone Biles, techies Evan Spiegel and Jeff Bezos and leaders President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.
- Other celebs mentioned include John Legend, Melinda Gates and Riz Ahmed, who were also chosen as cover subjects (Davis and Bezos also earned covers).
- Stars like Meryl Streep, Tyra Banks, Taylor Swift, Elton John, Martin Scorsese and Oprah Winfrey toiled behind the scenes penning tributes to their cohorts on the list.
- Of model and body activist Ashley Graham Banks wrote: "Every Graham of her body embraces anyone who ever doubted themselves. It is time for everyone to bow down to the fashion industry's—no, make that beauty's—new queen."
- Gavin Grimm, an LGBT activist, is the youngest person to appear on the list at age 17. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is the oldest at age 87.
- This year’s issue of Time’s 100 Most Influential People will hit newsstands Friday, April 21st.
GISELE TWEETS ANTI-TRUMP PROTEST AFTER TOM BRADY SKIPS WHITE HOUSE
Players for the New England Patriots visited the White House on Wednesday, but a certain MVP was noticeably absent.
Tom Brady’s failure to show was particularly notable considering the fact that he made headlines for having a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker in 2015 and saying that if President Donald Trump won the election he wanted to see new putting green at the White House.
- As the election season continued though, Brady seemed to be having a change of heart and walked out of a press conference in October when a reporter asked him about Trump’s "locker room talk."
- Some observers are claiming that Brady’s wife Gisele Bundchen may be behind the change. The same day Brady absented himself from the White House, Bundchen tweeted out a link to information about an April 29th climate change rally in Washington D.C. for the Years of Living Dangerously project.
- She captioned the link, "March for climate, jobs, and justice. To change everything, we need everyone."
- She has since deleted the tweet, but her views on Trump are well-known. A fan posted a video on Instagram of her being asked if she and Brady would vote for Trump. She replied: "NO!"
ANNE HATHAWAY ADMITS TO INTERNALIZED MISOGYNY: Anne Hathaway’s latest film Colossal explores how women face misogyny at the hands of men, but the actress cops to occasionally being guilty of it herself. Speaking to ABC News about working with female directors, she said: "When I get a script, when I see a first film directed by a woman, I have in the past focused on what was wrong with it. And when I see a first film directed by a man, I focus on what’s right with it. I focus on where he could go with the next one, and I focus on where she failed to go." The actress says she aims to fight these tendencies in herself and that being aware of them is an important first step. Have you ever been guilty of internalized misogyny?
ATTENTION: ZAC EFRON IS LOOKING FOR A NICE GIRL: Zac Efron is over the single life! The Baywatch actor tells Cosmopolitan that he is ready for a serious relationship. "I didn’t think much about settling down until recently. Now that I’m getting closer to my 30s, I’m around some great relationships and I’ve seen expert couples at work," Efron, 29, explained. "I’m realizing that you have to find your own happiness before you can make somebody else happy." His last notable relationship was with model Sami Miro. The couple split in April of 2016 after almost two years together.
BELLA THORNE OPENS UP ABOUT STRUGGLES WITH DEPRESSION: Bella Thorne, 19, has been increasingly vocal about her struggles with depression, taking to Twitter earlier in the month to write: "Came to the conclusion that I struggle with depression:/ you aren’t alone." In a recent interview with People, she said that she believes opening up about her depression and even her dyslexia has helped others. "There was this one guy, he came to me and he was in his early 40s … and he said, ‘Bella, I just want to stop you and thank you so much … I’m dyslexic and I have a 6-year-old daughter and I can’t read her a bedtime story at night. I can’t make it through and I’ve been so embarrassed.’ She looked at him and was like, ‘It’s okay daddy, Bella is dyslexic too,’ " she continued. "It was one of the most inspiring things I’ve ever heard. It’s why we do what we do."
AMANDA SEYFRIED RETURNS TO RED CARPET AFTER SECRET WEDDING, BABY’S BIRTH: Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski returned to the red carpet Wednesday night after their secret wedding and the birth of their first child. The couple attended the 2017 World of Children Hero Awards. Seyfried, 31, looked sleek and chic in a black Stella McCartney dress and Francesco Russo shoes, while Sadoski, 40, donned a beautiful blue suit. The pair welcomed their child, a daughter, in late March but have not shared her name or a photo. Days before Seyfried gave birth, during an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden, Sadoski revealed that he and Seyfried got married in secret. Does eloping sound appealing to you?
SONJA MORGAN REVEALS FLING WITH JACK NICHOLSON: When Real Housewives of New York City star Sonja Morgan appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Wednesday night, she shared a surprising tidbit. Turns out Morgan, 53, had a little fling with the Oscar-winning A-Lister Jack Nicholson, 79. She spills: "So much fun ... Who hasn't dated him? Don't forget how old I am, and don't forget those days before cellphones." In past interviews Morgan has copped to dating Matt Dillon, Billy Idol and Prince Albert of Monaco.
TED NUGENT, KID ROCK AND SARAH PALIN VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE: Wednesday night, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock visited with President Donald Trump at the White House. Details of the meeting were not immediately made known, though Nugent posted an article on his Deer & Deer Hunting blog about the encounter. The musician wrote, "We discussed various quality of life issues and how entrenched status quo political correctness has wrecked everything it has touched and how his administration is focused and dedicated to get back to the US Constitutional basics of government of, by and for the people." Images posted on social media of the meeting show the group taking photos in the Oval Office and mockingly standing front of Hillary Clinton’s portrait.
BILL MURRAY TO RELEASE CLASSICAL ALBUM: Bill Murray is recording a classical album. The 66-year-old actor and comedian is working on a new project called New Worlds, in which he sings and performs literary readings over chamber music from a trio led by cellist Jan Vogler. The program has him singing Gershwin, West Side Story, and Stephen Foster – and reading selections from Walt Whitman, Ernest Hemingway, and Mark Twain while the ensemble, which also features Mira Wang on violin and Vanessa Perez on piano, plays Schubert, Bach, and Piazzolla. The live show, said to "explore themes of American history and identity," will premiere at Festival Napa Valley on July 20th, followed by a North America tour and an album to be released in August. Murray’s also got a new collaboration with Paul Shaffer out on vinyl for Record Store Day.
CUBA GOODING SR. DIES: Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. was found dead in his car Thursday in Los Angeles, law enforcement officials said. He was 72. The cause of death is under investigation, but there were no signs of foul play. The lead singer of the 1970s soul band The Main Ingredient, Gooding was best known for the hit song "Everybody Plays the Fool." He is survived by his four children, including actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omar Gooding.
BILL O’REILLY ACCUSER APPEARS ON ‘THE VIEW’: One of Bill O’Reilly’s accusers says she felt triumphant when the Fox News Channel host was fired following an investigation into claims of harassment by women. Perquita Burgess, a former clerical worker at Fox, went on The View yesterday to talk about encounters with O’Reilly nine years ago. Burgess first made her complaint public on Tuesday through attorney Lisa Bloom but did so anonymously. Now she’s come forward to be identified. Burgess, who is black, says O’Reilly leered at her and made grunting noises when he passed her desk and once referred to her as "hot chocolate." Seeing O’Reilly lose his job because of actions against women felt very cathartic, she said. Meanwhile, O’Reilly will reportedly leave Fox News $20 million to $25 million richer. According to O’Reilly’s contract, he is entitled to as much as his current yearly salary, which is believed to be in that range. O’Reilly was let go Wednesday after reports that he and Fox News paid $13 million to settle sexual harassment allegations brought by female employees over the past 15 years.
SKY & HBO STRIKE $250M CO-PRODUCTION DEAL FOR DRAMA: Sky is partnering with HBO on a $250 million co-production deal that will have the duo developing a series of high-end dramas aimed at U.S. and international markets. The first project under the deal is already in development and is expected to be announced soon. The two companies have teamed up together on output deals, with Sky airing some of HBO’s prime shows in Europe, including True Detective, Broadwalk Empire, Veep, Girls and Westworld.
MTV AWARDS GOING BACK TO CALIFORNIA: After 2016’s stint at New York’s Madison Square Garden, MTV Awards is headed back out west. The annual event will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 37th at 8 p.m. The awards have bounced from coast to coast in recent years. Think the MTV Awards has more of an NYC or L.A. vibe?
KATHY BATES’ DISJOINTED SETS PREMIERE DATE: Cough, cough. On 4/20, Netflix announced that it is setting a summer premiere date for Disjointed, its pot comedy starring Kathy Bates and Chuck Lorre. The 20-episode show, following Ruth (Bates), a lifelong legalization advocate as she opens her own pot dispensary, lands August 25th. Lorre and former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum write and executive produce the show.
TRIBECA, IBM LAUNCH CONTEST FOR AI IDEAS: Artificial intelligence has long served as a plot point in movies (think 2001, Westworld) and now IBM and the Tribeca Film Festival are looking to employ AI in the actual production of movies. The companies have launched a competition dubbed "Storytellers With Watson: A Competition for Innovation," seeking ideas on how to apply IBM’s data-analysis and the natural-language query system to a storytelling project in film, video, web content, gaming or VR. Submissions, which should include a video and four-age pitch, will be accepted through May 18th.
SEE-SAW AND JUMP PARTNER FOR THE LEGEND OF MONKEY: See-Saw Films and Jump Film & TV are gearing up to produce the new TV series The Legend of Monkey. The show will premiere on ABC Australia, TVNZ and Netflix in 2018. Production is underway in New Zealand. The live-action series is inspired by Journey to the West, a 16th century Chinese fable. The series centers on a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods who set out on a quest to end a demonic reign of chaos.
LIFE-SIZE 2 WITH TYRA BANKS GREENLIT AT FREEFORM: Life-Size 2 with Tyra Banks got the greenlight this week at Freeform. The network confirmed that the 43-year-old model and television personality will reprise Eve, a doll that comes to life, in a sequel to her 2000 movie. Life-Size 2 will follow a "grown up" Eve as she helps "a young woman learn to live and love again" and experiences "the ups and downs of real life." The film is described as "a fun, edgy modern Christmas movie." Banks will also executive produce the movie. The original Life-Size co-starred Lindsay Lohan as Casey Stuart, and premiered on ABC and the Disney Channel in 2000.
SHAQUILLE O’NEAL, LUPE FIASCO TO COMPETE IN CELEBRITY VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT: NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal and Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco are set to throw down next Friday for the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown on TBS. Joining Shaq and Fiasco are NFL player, and Super Bowl champion, Reggie Bush and WWE diva Natalie Eva Marie. The stars will duke it out for the charity of their choice in a single-elimination tournament centered around the popular video game. The event is the first celebrity tournament for ELEAGUE, a professional competitive video game league founded by Turner and WME | IMG in 2015. ELEAGUE began broadcasting on TBS in summer 2016 with competition for Counter Strike: Global Offensive. It’s new season is focused on Street Fighter V competition.
GWYNETH PALTROW ANNOUNCES ‘IN GOOP HEALTH’ WELLNESS EVENT: Gwyneth Paltrow is hosting her lifestyle brand’s first health event. The actress and Goop.com founder announced that the inaugural "In goop Health" wellness summit on June 10th will feature appearances by Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie and Lena Dunham. The daylong event in Los Angeles will include panel discussions, fitness and meditation sessions, organic beauty offerings and a pop-up shop. Tickets range from $500 to $1,500 and are on sale now.
WILL SMITH IN TALKS TO JOIN GUY RITCHIE’S LIVE-ACTION ALADDIN REMAKE: Will Smith is being eyed to star in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie. According to Variety, Smith is in early talks to voice the character of Genie, a role famously voiced by Robin Williams in the original animated hit. Aladdin would mark the actor’s first animated voice-over since appearing in DreamWorks 2004 comedy Shark Tale. Smith will next be seen in Netflix’s fantasy cop thriller Bright.