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Showbiz Shares Surge In First Trading Day Of Fourth Quarter
Battered media stocks and major indexes bounced higher Monday, reversing course after opening in the red on the first trading day of the fourth quarter. A correction, however brief, was due. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 surrendered significant ground for the first three quarters of 2022 – their first such losing streak since the […]
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Stampede Ventures Adds Poppy Liu To Emma Roberts & Gabrielle Union Feature Comedy ‘Space Cadet’
EXCLUSIVE: Poppy Liu has joined the Stampede Ventures movie Space Cadet which is currently filming with Emma Roberts (Holidate, Madame Web), Gabrielle Union (The Inspection, Bad Boys II), Tom Hopper (The Umbrella Academy, Love in the Villa), Columbian Pop Star Sebastián Yatra, David Foley (The Kids in the Hall, A Bug’s Life), and Desi Lydic […]
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Mckenna Grace, Jesse Williams & Jojo Regina To Star In Opioid Drama ‘Spider & Jessie’
EXCLUSIVE: Emmy-nominated actress Mckenna Grace, Tony-nominated Jesse Williams and Jojo Regina are set for Dan Kay’s Spider & Jessie. Grace stars as Spider and Regina as her sister, Jessie. The movie follows two scrappy sisters, who after discovering their mother has fatally overdosed, are terrified they’ll be separated by an overburdened foster care system. As […]
- Dade Hayes
NATPE Files For Bankruptcy, Citing Covid Impact And Vowing To Host 2023 Events
NATPE, which has convened annual gatherings of producers, syndicators, station owners and other TV stakeholders for decades, has decided to file for bankruptcy. The organization cited the impact of Covid and said it planned to continue holding events, including its annual January conference, which is shifting to the Bahamas from its longtime Miami base. The […]
- Nellie Andreeva
Dr. Watson Drama Series In Works At CBS From Craig Sweeny & Kapital Entertainment
EXCLUSIVE: Sidekick no more. CBS is going for a fresh take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery franchise with Watson, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and CBS Studios. The medical drama with detective elements, in development at the broadcast network, is written by Craig Sweeny, who spent five years on CBS’ Sherlock Holmes/Dr. Watson procedural […]
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Taissa Farmiga Returning As Sister Irene In ‘The Nun 2’
EXCLUSIVE: Taissa Farmiga is returning to New Line’s The Nun 2 as Sister Irene. She joins previously announced Storm Reid in the sequel to 2018’s The Nun, which remains the highest grossing chapter in the $2B The Conjuring Universe at $365.6M WW. The pic is set for release on Sept. 8, 2023. Michael Chaves will […]
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Village Roadshow Launches New Sports Division And Taps Brian Gilbert To Oversee
EXCLUSIVE: Village Roadshow Entertainment has hired Brian Gilbert to oversee the newly launched Village Roadshow Sports. Gilbert will oversee development of VREG’s original slate of sports content while also working closely with VREG’s existing film and television divisions to amplify relevant sports themes in their respective slates. Gilbert will report to Steve Mosko, CEO of Village Roadshow […]
- Mike Fleming
LBI Signs ‘X’ & ‘Pearl’ Helmer Ti West
EXCLUSIVE: Hot off the Toronto Film Festival’s Midnight Madness premiere of the genre film Pearl, writer-director Ti West has signed for management at LBI Entertainment. He continues to be repped by UTA and lawyered by Stephen Clark. West made some headlines during his Pearl TIFF premiere when the A24 film ended, and was followed by […]
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‘Firefly Lane’, Starring Katherine Heigl & Sarah Chalke, To End After Season 2 On Netflix
Firefly Lane, the drama series starring Katherine Heigl and Sarah Chalke, is two seasons and out on Netflix. The series, from creator Maggie Friedman, returns for a supersized second season in December but will not return for a third season. The show will have a 16-episode second season. The first nine episodes will air on […]
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‘Armageddon Time’ Star Jaylin Webb Signs With Innovative Artists
EXCLUSIVE: Jaylin Webb, the young star of James Gray’s autobiographical period drama, Armageddon Time, has signed with Innovative Artists for representation.  Armageddon Time, starring Anthony Hopkins, Jeremy Strong, and Anne Hathaway, is a coming of age story, written and directed by Gray (The Immigrant, Ad Astra) inspired by his life, set in Queens, New York during […]
- Denise Petski
Erynn Baldwin Joins Imagine Television As Vice President
EXCLUSIVE: Television executive and producer Erynn Baldwin, most recently founder and CEO of the storytelling app Lugu, has joined Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Television as Vice President. In her new role, Baldwin will be responsible for bringing in new projects and developing series across comedy and drama. Baldwin will be joining the television […]
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A Film Critic Commented On Whoopi Goldberg’s Fat Suit in ‘Till,’ Except She Wasn’t Wearing a Fat Suit
Whoopi Goldberg had a few choice words on The View this morning for a critic who commented about her appearance in Till, the true-story film from Chinonye Chukwu about the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmitt Till in Mississippi for whistling at a white woman. The movie, which just premiered at the New York Film Festival, chronicles the […]
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‘House Of The Dragon’s Olivia Cooke Stuns In Savage x Fenty Lingerie For New Campaign
The HBO star looked so fierce in the barely-there outfits. She sported fishnets before putting on a neon set.
- James Crowley
Flo: 5 Things To Know About The Hot British Girl Group
The R&B singers are going to be making their debut on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' for their first ever TV performance, on the heels of their single 'Cardboard Box.'
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Lindsay Lohan’s Christmas Movie: Everything To Know About ‘Falling For Christmas’
Lindsay Lohan makes her acting comeback in 'Falling for Christmas', and HollywoodLife has all the latest updates on the upcoming holiday rom-com here!
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This Hydrating Eye Serum With Over 9k Reviews Helps Get Rid Of Puffiness & Is On Sale For Under $12
If you've been having trouble sleeping & are suffering from dark circles, look no further because this hydrating eye serum is on sale for under $12!
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‘DWTS’ Pro Daniella Karagach To Miss Her Second Week Of Competition: Here’s Why
The reigning 'DWTS' champion will not be back in the ballroom this week. Daniella Karagach explained why she won't be dancing with Joseph Baena and when to expect her return.
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Kelsea Ballerini Admits Filing For Divorce Was ‘Difficult’: ‘It Just Didn’t Work’ Anymore
Kelsea Ballerini has opened up about what really went down in her marriage to Morgan Evans and what healing looks like for her in a brand new interview.
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Mimi Ivey: 5 Things To Know About Coolio’s Longtime Girlfriend
Coolio's loved ones are mourning his loss. Learn more about the rapper's longtime girlfriend Mimi Ivey here.
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Gabrielle Union’s Daughter, 4, Is Adorable In ‘Little Mermaid’ Costume After Halle Bailey’s Debut In Trailer
Kaavia James Union Wade looks already for Halloween in a super cute Ariel costume, as the family rode around in the ocean.
- James Crowley
Coolio’s GF Of 10 Years Breaks Silence On His Death: It Was ‘Never A Dull Moment With Him’
Mimi Ivey gave her first interview since the 'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper's unexpected death at 59 years old last week.
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‘Huluween Dragstravaganza’s Jackie Beat Kicks Off ‘The Sound Of Halloween’ With A Trio Of Songs
From putting the fright in your wig as part of Huluween or addressing inner demons on her OUTv show, Jackie Beat knows a thing or two about scary – and she shares that spooky knowledge with ‘The Sound of Halloween.’
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Why Kim Kardashian Was FINED Over a MILLION Dollars
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Spice Girls REUNION Tour!? Mel C REACTS (Exclusive)
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Is Savannah Chrisley Dating Matt Stell After Nic Kerdiles Split? She Says ...
Is Savannah Chrisley Dating Matt Stell After Nic Kerdiles Split? She Says ...Savannah Chrisley, Matt Stell, and Nic Kerdiles. Shutterstock(3)

A candid response. While discussing her love life, Savannah Chrisley weighed in on rumors that she is dating Matt Stell.

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During an appearance on SiriusXM’s The Highway late last month, Chrisley, 25, was asked about her connection with the country singer, 38, after starring in his 2018 “Prayed For You” music video.

“No [we didn’t date]. [I was still] very engaged,” the reality star said, referring to her ex-fiancé, Nic Kerdiles, according to E! News. “Then that ended pretty quickly which, you know, I got feeling about that one.”

Since calling off her engagement, the Growing Up Chrisley star revealed she did go on a date with Stell before they decided they were “better” off as friends. “He’s just an awesome person,” she added. “The waters were definitely tested. You got to date to know where you got to land.”

Chrisley also admitted that she never watched the music video, which starred her and Kerdiles, 28. “I don’t even like to hear the song anymore. You can’t take people you’re in a relationship with to your favorite restaurants, your favorite vacation spots because then you might break up and it ruins it,” she explained.

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Viewers of Chrisley Knows Best were introduced to Kerdiles after he started dating the Georgia native in November 2017. The pair, who met on Instagram, got engaged in April 2019 but later decided to postpone their wedding.

“We made [the decision] together. We both realized that things moved way too fast and we needed to go back to dating,” the fashion designer explained on the “Chrisley Confessions” podcast in June 2020. “I just knew we had to work on things on a different level. We had to dig deeper, and it’s hard.”

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Three months later, Chrisley announced her split from the former athlete.“Nic and I have decided to call it quits,” she wrote via Instagram at the time. “There’s no hatred between the two of us…and in all honesty…that makes saying goodbye even harder. We have nothing but love, respect, and admiration for one another but it’s time for us to move forward individually.”

 

At the time, the TV personality noted that she wasn’t ruling out a possible reconciliation. “Nic and I, we’re on good terms. We’re both so young and ambitious, and you know, we’re trying to find our way in life,” she exclusively told Us Weekly in November 2020. “No decision is ever permanent, so you never know what can happen. We have the rest of our lives to figure things out.”

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Whoopi Goldberg Says 'The View' Is 'Calmer' Since Meghan McCain Left

A different vibe. Whoopi Goldberg was asked how The View has changed since Meghan McCain left the show one year ago — and she didn’t hold back.

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“It’s calmer, because nobody wants to be that tired every day,” the Oscar winner, 66, told Page Six on Saturday, October 1. “I think [the show], it’s better. I feel it’s better, but I’m still tired!”

The Sister Act star and the conservative author, 37, frequently clashed on the talk show before McCain’s August 2021 exit. In her 2021 memoir, Bad Republican, the Arizona native specifically called out Goldberg as one of the reasons she decided to leave the Emmy-winning series.

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“I found her open disdain for me more and more difficult to manage as the years went on, and it became more frequent,” the Dirty Sexy Politics author wrote. “Occasionally, if the show’s political discourse veered into territory that she found disagreeable, Whoopi would cut me off, sometimes harshly.”

The Daily Mail columnist also described the set of The View as a “toxic work environment,” claiming that it was “isolating” for her because of her political views. “I was working on the show as the only conservative during the Trump years,” McCain explained to Variety in October 2021. “I felt like a lot of people took out their anger on the administration on me because I was the only person in the building who was a Republican.”

When asked about her former cohost’s “toxic” claims after the book’s publication, Goldberg wasn’t bothered. “Alright,” she told TooFab in October 2021. “I’m trying to get my leg and my hip right. I don’t have time to think about anything but myself.”

McCain made her debut on The View in October 2017 after leaving her post at Fox News. During her four years on the series, she frequently clashed with Goldberg and cohost Joy Behar. In one December 2019 episode, the Ghost actress famously told McCain to be quiet during a discussion about former President Donald Trump‘s first impeachment.

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“Girl, please stop talking!” the Emmy winner said, causing her cohost’s jaw to drop in shock. “Please stop talking now.”

McCain then said it was “no problem,” adding that she wouldn’t speak for the rest of the show. Goldberg bluntly replied: “I’m OK with that. I’m OK with that, if you are going to behave like this.”

Speaking to Variety later, McCain explained that the “please stop talking” incident was one of the first times she felt that the Tony Award winner’s feelings toward her had changed. “To her credit, Whoopi apologized the next morning. I would apologize when I messed up,” the pundit said in October 2021. “I love Whoopi. I felt at a certain point she stopped respecting me, and it was hard.”

- Eliza Thompson
New 'Wakanda Forever' Trailer Gives 1st Look at Next Black Panther Gallery Update: Black Panther 2: Everything We Know

Since Black Panther premiered in February 2018, fans have been clamoring for a sequel. In 2022, they’ll finally get their wish.

It is clear that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is going to be very different than the first film. After Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43 in August 2020, the filmmakers had to rethink how a sequel would work without his character, T’Challa.

In December 2020, Disney announced that a new actor would not be hired to fill the role, adding that the new movie would focus on other characters within the world of Wakanda, the fictional African country where T’Challa was king.

“Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy & portrayal of T’Challa, @MarvelStudios will not recast the character, but will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film,” the company tweeted.

Marvel executive Victoria Alonso has also said the studio has no plans to digitally recreate Boseman’s image for the film.

“There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” she told Argentinean outlet Clarin in November 2020. “Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking time to see how we continue the story and what we do to honor this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”

Ryan Coogler, who signed on to write and direct the sequel after directing and cowriting the first, thinks Boseman would want everyone involved in the franchise to press on without him.

“I know Chad wouldn’t have wanted us to stop,” he told The Hollywood Reporter in March 2021. “He was somebody who was so about the collective. Black Panther, that was his movie. He was hired to play that role before anybody else was even thought of, before I was hired, before any of the actresses were hired.”

Lupita Nyong’o, who played Nakia in the first film and will reprise the role for the November 2022 film, agreed with the director. “It’s gonna be different, of course, without our king to go back into that world, but I know that all of us are dedicated to reimagining or carrying on his legacy in this new Black Panther,” the Oscar winner said during a March 2021 appearance on Good Morning America. “And Ryan Coogler has some really, really exciting ideas that I look forward to bringing to life with the rest of the family.”

After unveiling the first trailer in July 2022 at San Diego Comic-Con, it became clear that the movie characters will be grieving the death of T’Challa in the sequel. Okoye actress Danai Gurira said it was important to honor both the actor and character’s legacies.

“The most important thing, of course, was honoring our brother, our leader, and our king,” Gurira told Entertainment Weekly at the time. “That was definitely at the forefront of our minds and our spirits and our hearts. There was this amazing impact that the first Black Panther had, so the need, I think, was to really solidify that these characters and this world have an arc. It wasn’t a one-time momentous thing.”

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21 Cozy Loungewear Staples That Are More Fashionable Than Dresses for Fall

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Here at Shop With Us, we believe that every day should be Casual Friday — especially in sweater weather! Once temperatures drop, all we want to wear is cozy clothing. But as always, we still want our ‘fits to be fresh and fashion-forward. The good news? We don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort! Loungewear is basically the new luxury couture.

Want to keep it comfy will also looking fab? We’ve got you covered. After scouring the virtual shelves for the cutest sweat sets and soft styles that you’ll never want to take off. Below are 21 of our top finds, from fuzzy fleece pullovers to waffle-print pajamas. Get ready to live in this loungewear for the foreseeable future!

1. Shoppers say that this comfy-chic two-piece set is a Free People lookalike that is “perfect slouchy loungewear” — just $50!

2. Winter white! This creamy cotton ASOS sweater will elevate any outfit, from basic blue jeans to knit pants — just $42!

3. This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Long Cardigan is the epitome of comfort. This heavenly soft sweater is the ideal layering piece on a chilly day — just $120!

4. We’re obsessed with this neutral half-zip pullover with an oversized stand collar! This particular silhouette is right on trend this season — just $158!

5. Sometimes you just need a reminder that “Everything is gonna be okay.” This graphic hoodie spreads all the positive vibes — just $50!

6. These cozy waffle-print joggers from Free People are perfect for lounging around the house or running errands. Plus, they come with convenient pockets — just $88!

7. Customers are crazy about this Free People oversized tunic sweater! And right now, some colors are on sale at Nordstrom — starting at just $96!

8. If you want to get your hands on cozy loungewear from Skims but for a fraction of the cost, then try this fuzzy three-piece set. Each sweatsuit comes with pants, a crop tank and a long cardigan — just $52!

9. Leave it to Ugg to design loungewear that is just as comfy as the brand’s signature shearling shoes! This lovely lavender set includes a drawstring pullover and joggers you can take from inside your house to out on the town — just $98!

10. As we transition to cooler weather, this Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Ultra Lite Ribbed Lounge Tank and Pants will keep you warm without overheating. Made with rib-knit microfiber yarn, it’s a stylish set you can wear wherever — just $178!

11. One shopper declared, “These are the most comfortable sweatpants I’ve ever owned.” Ugg, you did it again — just $88!

12. This two-piece lounge set is the no. 1 bestseller in women’s sweatsuits on Amazon! Choose from multiple colors of this matching crewneck and joggers — just $36!

13. Breakfast in bed, anyone? This comfy waffle-print pajama set was made for eating waffles at home on a lazy Sunday — originally $20, now just $17!

14. Have you ever wished you could wear your slippers out of the house? Well, now you can! These Ugg Tasman platform slippers are a celeb street style favorite — just $100!

15. Roses are red, violets are blue, this rusty rose chenille sweater is super soft, and we picked it just for you — just $52!

16. Every closet needs a versatile tank to pair with your fave loungewear. This Skims scoop-neck rib-knit lounge tank is one of our top picks — just $42!

17. This Everyday Ritual off-the-shoulder lounge top is secretly disguised as a going-out top. One reviewer reported, “It was so comfortable and fashionable.” — just $105!

18. Just how comfy are these Skims lounge fold-over pants? “MOST COMFORTABLE PANTS EVER!” one reviewer gushed. You can wear them high-waisted or rolled-down — just $62!

19. Keep your neck warm on chilly days with this fuzzy fleece pullover! Details include faux shearling fabric, a half-zip and pockets — just $32!

20. Go wild in this leopard print lounge set, featuring a fuzzy crewneck and shorts — just $48!

21. Crafted with recycled yarn, this Free People textured tunic features slouchy dropped shoulders and exposed seams. In other words, this sweater is a style staple for fall and winter — originally $138, now just $104!

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Looking for additional ways to elevate your closet? Check out more picks below:

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Kaley Cuoco and Ex Johnny Galecki's Friendship Through the Years

No hard feelings! Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki have maintained a strong friendship since their 2009 split — and never let their personal lives get in the way of their professional bond.

The actors worked together on the Big Bang Theory for 12 seasons from 2007 to 2019. When the series began, they sparked an offscreen romance but kept their relationship out of the spotlight before calling it quits.

“We dated really early on for almost two years. When we did the pilot, I was crushing so hard on Galecki, but he had a girlfriend,” Cuoco recalled during a November 2020 episode of Dax Shepard‘s “Armchair Expert” podcast. “We got together and just fell mad for each other for two years, but then we broke up. Luckily, Johnny and I came out of it so brilliantly and we’re closer today than we ever were.”

Each of the actors moved on in the wake of their romance, with the 8 Simple Rules alum marrying Ryan Sweeting in 2013. Before she filed for divorce in October 2015, Cuoco said she felt “lucky” that her then-husband was such a fan of Galecki.

“Johnny is actually one of my best friends. It’s a situation that ended well. I understand sometimes it doesn’t. It could have gone horrible,” she said on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in September 2015. “He’s one of my dearest friends and Ryan loves him. Johnny loves [Ryan]. I got lucky.”

- Yana Grebenyuk
‘Pretty Wild’ Cast: Where Are They Now? Alexis Neiers, Tess Taylor, More

Making a name for themselves. An attempt to create a reality TV series took an unexpected turn when Pretty Wild became a deep dive into Alexis Neiers‘ involvement with the infamous Bling Ring.

In 2010, Neiers was arrested for her involvement in a string of burglaries that targeted the homes of multiple celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Audrina Patridge and Rachel Bilson. The model, who was charged alongside Rachel Lee, Nick Prugo, Courtney Ames and Diana Tamayo, was filming a show for E! at the time.

After getting footage for the pilot, the network originally intended to focus on the lives of sisters Alexis, Gabrielle Neiers and Tess Taylor as they attempted to make it big in Hollywood. Amid Alexis’ legal issues, however, the premise pivoted to explore her connection to the burglaries that resulted in roughly $3 million in cash and belongings being stolen.

The series, which aired nine episodes in 2010, did not return for a second season after Alexis pleaded no contest to felony burglary and was sentenced to six months in Los Angeles County Jail.

Nearly one decade after the show came to an end, the leads reunited on Alexis’ “Recovering From Reality” podcast. During the 2019 episode, Alexis, Gabrielle and Taylor opened up about their respective personal journeys since Pretty Wild.

“I’m proud of how far we’ve all come and I think it’s important to see how we’ve all recovered,” Alexis exclusively told Us Weekly at the time about the inspiration behind the reunion.

Gabrielle, for her part, added: “My wish is to bring people hope who feel like their story is over.”

Their former costar and close friend Taylor gushed about the major life changes that got her to a better place. “I absolutely loved letting people know that deep, dark black hole recovery is possible,” she shared. “We are living proof.”

The trio later experienced a rift in their friendship when Alexis and Gabrielle participated in Netflix’s The Real Bling Ring: Hollywood Heist. In September 2022, Alexis praised the three-part series for allowing her to share her version of events.

“I think the docuseries is so great because in the media reporting up until very recently there wasn’t really a space for the nuance and the complexity of what happened in the crime,” she detailed to Entertainment Weekly at the time. “The story became sensationalized and there wasn’t space to talk about addiction and mental health. We still have a long way to go, but we’re so much farther than we were in 2010.”

Meanwhile, Taylor wasn’t thrilled to be brought up when she opted out of contributing to the doc. “Netflix, this is Tess calling,” she posted via Instagram that same month. “I’m calling to let you know how disappointed I am in your s–tty documentary that I asked not to be a part of, but I’m somehow really a part of.”

In a lengthy social media post, Taylor called out The Real Bling Ring for discussing her friendship with Prugo and her alleged knowledge of the burglaries.

“You guys… I’m really not happy about how much I’m featured in this. As someone who was asked to be involved & DENIED that opportunity, i feel like i am wayyyy too involuntarily involved in this project. We all know they got big checks for this,” she continued. “I as usual, make nothing lol. And it’s not just about the money. But COME ON… If they planned to use me this much, i should be compensated. Am i wrong for feeling this way???? I’m kinda heated writing this, so maybe I’m wrong. But i don’t feel wrong.”

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- Julia Emmanuele
Kaley Cuoco: Johnny Galecki Worried Romance Would Ruin ‘Big Bang Theory’

Does art imitate life? Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki kept their real-life romance a secret — partially out of concern that it would ruin their Big Bang Theory characters’ relationship for fans.

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“When we were dating, Johnny was very worried about ruining the fans’ outlook on Leonard and Penny, because they weren’t even dating yet at that point in the series,” the Flight Attendant star, 36, said in an excerpt from The Big Bang Theory: The Definitive, Inside Story, published by Vanity Fair on Monday, October 3. “He was so cerebral, and I’m like, ‘What?! Who f–kin’ cares?! They’re gonna be fine!'”

After Galecki, 47, clarified that he was more concerned that it would “complicate” fans’ perceptions of the character, Cuoco explained that she eventually came around to his point of view. “I was just so crazy about him, I wasn’t thinking that way,” she said. “But I guess in hindsight, I kind of understood. He was very protective of what the fans would think, because we wanted them to want Leonard and Penny together so badly, that if they saw us together in real life, it could ruin the fantasy.”

The Roseanne alum added: “And if we broke up, how would that affect their acceptance of the characters? … At that point in my life, that felt embarrassing. I would feel differently about it today. … But at that time, it was complicated for me, and we didn’t talk about it. And Kaley was really respectful of the parameters that I had about it.”

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Though the now-exes did eventually tell their costars and coworkers that they were together, the stress of keeping their relationship hidden from the public eventually took its toll. “I think one of the things that created a chasm between us was my strict policies of privacy, and Kaley being very, very open about her life. I was very uncomfortable with being public about it, and I think that hurt Kaley’s feelings a little bit, and I can understand that,” Galecki recalled.

Adding that he wasn’t “embarrassed of her or our relationship,” the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation actor explained that The Big Bang Theory‘s growing audience meant there was more attention — and more pressure — on him and Cuoco both on and off screen. “I’m private in general, but it made me especially uneasy because we were working together, and the show was kind of snowballing at the time as far as viewership,” Galecki said. “At a certain point it felt like we were living this lie because we were going to award shows and functions and pretending like we’re not a couple, when in fact we were a very loving couple.”

The former costars dated for two years from 2007 to 2009. Despite their split, Cuoco and Galecki managed to remain close friends. “I adore the friends that we are,” he explained. “I think I might value my relationship with her more than any other previous relationship or relationship afterwards. … We just have such a bond that I appreciate so much. And I think that’s part of our great friendship.”

The Meet Cute star echoed those sentiments: “Yes, there was some hurt there for a bit, but it didn’t take us that long to go back to what we were before we were dating and be friends. He was front row at both of my weddings, and we’ve been so supportive of each other ever since. We adore each other.”

Four years after she and Galecki called it quits, Cuoco got engaged to tennis player Ryan Sweeting in September 2013. They tied the knot two months later, but the Harley Quinn star announced in September 2015 that they had split. Cuoco moved on with equestrian Karl Cook in 2016, exchanging vows in June 2018. The pair called it quits in September 2021. The twosome finalized their divorce in June, one month after Cuoco went public with boyfriend Tom Pelphrey.

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Galecki, for his part, began dating Alaina Meyer in August 2018. They welcomed their son, Avery, in November 2019 before calling it quits the following year.

- Robyn Merrett
How Naomi Campbell Got the Rosiest Cheeks and the Silkiest Lip at PFW

Glammed to perfection! Naomi Campbell looked like a breath of fresh air at the Valentino spring/summer 2023 show during Paris Fashion Week.

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The supermodel, 52, donned the rosiest cheeks and silkiest lip for the highly anticipated presentation on Sunday, October 2 — and her makeup artist, Esther Edeme, gave Us Weekly the 411 on how it all came together. “She just wanted to look fresh, glowy and awake,” Edeme shared, adding that the catwalk star wanted her outfit to be the statement.

For the event, Campbell wowed in a black double-breasted coat, which she wore atop a feather-adorned blouse and white wide-leg pants. She accessorized with squared sunglasses and wore her hair in a sleek side bun.

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With that in mind, Edeme went to work using all Pat McGrath products. “With Naomi, everything is always pretty quick because she doesn’t like sitting in the chair for too long. I do the base first and then we go from there. This was actually pretty simple because she didn’t want any eyeshadow … She wanted to keep it soft and simple,” Edeme said.

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After Campbell prepped her own skin, Edeme began the beat with McGrath’s Divine Skin: Rose 001 The Essence, which was spread throughout, giving the runway star a dewy base. Next, the beauty guru applied the Pat McGrath Sublime Perfection Foundation in Medium Deep 27. She then added the Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Concealer 20 as “[Campbell] likes a strong contour.” Edeme also used setting powder and bronzer.

Afterward, the makeup expert went in with the Pat McGrath Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Xtreme Black. The look was completed with brand’s Skin Fetish: Divine Blush in Lovestruck and the Lust: Gloss in Aphrodisiac, which is a peachy shade.

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The Valentino show was a star-studded affair. In addition to Campbell, the preview was attended by Zendaya, Lori Harvey, Florence Pugh, Dove Cameron, Ashley Park, Brooklyn Peltz Beckham and Nicola Peltz Beckham. The runway was just as enamoring as the guest list as the label’s creative director Pier Paolo Piccioli unveiled a dazzling collection — which was vastly different from the Barbiecore pieces he debuted in March.

His latest creations included sheer dust coats, whimsical mini dresses, patterned cape gowns, textured power suits and structured frocks — all covered in soothing earth tones like brown, gray and beige.

- Bernadette Deron
21 High-Waisted Fall Pants to Make Your Legs Look Miles Long

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There are a few ways to make your legs appear longer, but the easiest way to do so is by wearing high-waisted bottoms! They also happen to be some of the most flattering styles, especially when it comes to pants — and there are so many options to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for casual lounge pants or dressier picks to wear this fall, we have a slew of different bottoms to stock up on for the season. Best of all, reviewers assure Us that each and every one of our picks will help your legs look longer than you ever imagined. Read on for the scoop!

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Casual Pants 

1. On low-key days, you can keep it comfy in these baggy Yovela joggers. They can also be the base of some stylish streetwear looks — starting at $28 on Amazon! 

2. These ribbed wide-leg lounge pants from Waitfairy will keep you cozy and chic, even if you’re just staying at home — starting at $30 on Amazon! 

3. The sporty-chic vibes radiating from these wide-leg track pants from Wild Fable give you plenty of room to create trendy ensembles — just $25 at Target!

4. Help shape and slim your figure in these flare ponte pants from SPANX that you can easily wear from day to night — $168 at Nordstrom!

5. Corduroy is one of our favorite fall materials, and we love the way it’s used in these straight leg trousers from EVALESS$37 at Amazon! 

6. We’re also totally digging the retro ’70s look of these flare Free People corduroy pants — on sale for $74 at Nordstrom!

Faux-Leather Pants 

7. These BLANKNYC pants have a punk rock edge that we absolutely adore — starting at $66 at Nordstrom!

8. The smooth look and stitching of these cropped flare pants is the ideal starting point for a seriously sophisticated look — $59 at Lulus!

9. Wearing faux-leather pants doesn’t have to feel risky when you have this flattering tapered style from A New Day on deck — just $30 at Target!

10. Throw on these sleek pants from WAYF whenever you want an instant confidence boost — $75 at Nordstrom! 

Dressy Pants 

11. These Vince Camuto straight leg trousers are the epitome of the ultimate work pants — $110 at Nordstrom!

12. Shoppers call these slim fit high-waisted pants from GRACE KARIN one of their new favorite styles — starting at $29 on Amazon!

13. For a more relaxed fit, these belted trousers from A New Day totally fit the bill — just $32 at Target!

14. These bestselling wide-leg palazzo pants from Tronjori have over 10,000 glowing reviews and come in countless gorgeous hues — starting at $32 on Amazon! 

15. Plaid is a go-to fall print, and if you want to embrace it, pick up a pair of these flare pants from Wild Fable — just $28 at Target!

16. If you want a unique look that will turn heads, these satin wide-leg mixed print pants are exactly what you need — $52 at Lulus!

Denim

17. These sleek black jeans from Good American have a high waist and very subtle flare leg for maximum elongation — $169 at Nordstrom!

18. We’re so in love with the retro look of these flare leg Free People jeans, and the stitching on the waist is oh-so-original — on sale for $74 at Nordstrom!

19. The extra baggy pant legs on these jeans from Lovers + Friends are swoon-worthy — on sale for $63 at Nordstrom!

20. Another trend we’re all about? Fitted jeans with slits on the pant legs, just like this pair from Sidefeel — starting at $34 on Amazon! 

21. And lastly, these cargo-style jeans from SweatyRocks round out our list of denim styles we can’t wait to wear this season — starting at $38 on Amazon!

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Emily Ratajkowski Slams 'Blonde' Film for 'Fetishization of Female Pain'

Addressing her criticism. Emily Ratajkowski did not hold back about the Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde — even though she didn’t have a chance to see the project for herself yet.

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“I’m not surprised to hear it’s yet another movie fetishizing female pain even in death. We do that in many, many different ways, but I want that to change. We love to fetishize female pain,” the model, 31, said in a TikTok video posted on Friday, September 30. “Look at Amy Winehouse. Look at Britney Spears. Look at the way we obsess over [Princess] Diana‘s death. Look at the way we obsess over dead girls and serial killers. Watch any CSI episode, and it’s this crazy fetishization of female pain and death.”

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While calling out the movie, Ratajkowski reflected on her personal experience in Hollywood over the years.

“I think as women, I can say for myself, I’ve learned how to fetishize my own pain and my own hurt, so it feels like something that can be tended to, that’s kind of sexy,” the U.K. native, who filed for divorce from husband Sebastian Bear-McClard in August, added. “‘Oh, I’m this f–ked up girl and whatever.’ I think we do that in many, many different ways.”

The Gone Girl star also encouraged other women to embrace their emotions, saying, “I was thinking about it, and you know what’s kind of hard to fetishize? Anger. Anger is hard to fetishize. So, I have a proposal. I think we all need to be a little more pissed off. 2022 is my bitch era. I think we should all be in our bitch era. So, I’m going to be pissed off when I see this movie, I already know it, but it’s nothing new. I’m just going to get angry.”

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Ratajkowski’s commentary comes shortly after Blonde made its debut on Netflix. Less than a week after its release, the biopic made headlines for its subject matter and its depiction of the late Monroe.

The film, which stars Ana de Armas in the lead role, is based on Joyce Carol Oates‘s novel about Monroe’s public and private life. “From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves,” the synopsis stated.

Amid online backlash, a representative for Planned Parenthood called out a scene where Armas’ character talks to her unborn fetus following an abortion.

“While abortion is safe, essential health care, anti-abortion zealots have long contributed to abortion stigma by using medically inaccurate descriptions of fetuses and pregnancy,” Planned Parenthood rep Caren Spruch told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. “[Director] Andrew Dominik‘s new film, Blonde, bolsters their message with a CGI-talking fetus, depicted to look like a fully formed baby. It was a shame the creators of Blonde chose to contribute to anti-abortion propaganda and stigmatize people’s health care decisions instead.”

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Ahead of the movie’s premiere, the Knives Out actress, 34, detailed her approach to becoming Monroe.

“We worked on this film for hours, every single day for almost a year,” the Cuba native told Netflix Queue in June. “I read Joyce’s novel, studied hundreds of photographs, videos, audio recordings, films — anything I could get my hands on. Every scene is inspired by an existing photograph. We’d pore over every detail in the photo and debate what was happening in it.”

De Armas continued: “The first question was always, ‘What was Norma Jeane feeling here?’ We wanted to tell the human side of her story. Fame is what made Marilyn the most visible person in the world, but it also made Norma the most invisible.”

For the Deep Water star, it was important to explore the ups and downs in Monroe’s life. “Our movie is not linear or conventional. It is meant to be a sensorial and emotional experience,” she noted. “The film moves along with her feelings and her experiences. There are moments when we are inside of her body and mind, and this will give the audience an opportunity to experience what it was like to be Norma and Marilyn at the same time.”

- Bernadette Deron
13 Early Holiday Gifts to Score for Your Best Friend — All on Sale

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Is it ever too early to start holiday shopping? Definitely not! What’s the point in scrambling last-minute and adding to the stress of the season when you can gradually check people off your list — including your besties?

With that in mind, we focused on a wide range of gifts to suit any personality type. Oh, and this shopping roundup doesn’t just apply to holidays. Maybe your BFF’s birthday is coming up or you want to treat them just because — either way, this unique set of gifts will surely guide you in the right direction. Best of all, did we mention they’re all on sale? Yes, these gift ideas can save the stress on your wallet too. Read on to shop our favorite picks!

 

 

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'Grateful'! Barack and Michelle Obama Celebrate Milestone 30th Anniversary

When Michelle Obama met Barack Obama in 1989 at the Chicago law firm where they both worked, it was not exactly love at first sight — even though he was quite popular around the office.

“In my experience, you put a suit on any half-intelligent Black man and white people tended to go bonkers,” she went on to write in her 2018 memoir, Becoming. “I was doubtful he’d earned the hype.”

Barack, on the other hand, was infatuated from the very beginning. He repeatedly asked Michelle out, but she rebuffed him multiple times before finally agreeing.

The couple went on their first date that summer — they had lunch, saw a movie and ate Baskin-Robbins ice cream — and have been together ever since. In 1991, Barack proposed to Michelle over dinner, and they married at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago the following year.

The attorneys became parents in 1998 when Michelle gave birth to their first daughter, Malia. Sasha arrived nearly three years later.

The Obama family’s lives changed forever in 2008 when Barack was elected as the 44th president of the United States. He entered office in 2009, and began his second term in 2013. At first, living in the White House took some getting used to — particularly for Malia and Sasha.

“I thought, ‘What on earth are we doing to them?’” Michelle recalled on the Today show in 2018.

Fortunately, the girls turned out just fine. “They’ve spent the majority of their life in the international spotlight, with all the criticisms and the judgments,” the former first lady continued. “But they are down-to-earth, they are humble, they are normal. It has been a huge relief.”

Since Barack’s run as POTUS ended, he and his family have continued to stay busy. The couple signed a deal with Netflix in 2018 to produce movies, TV shows and documentaries. That same year, Michelle released her memoir, Becoming, and the first volume of Barack’s post-presidential books, A Promised Land. Malia and Sasha, meanwhile, are students at Harvard University and the University of Michigan, respectively.

Scroll down to see a timeline of Barack and Michelle’s love story!

- Robyn Merrett
Kanye West Wears 'White Lives Matter' Shirt at His Yeezy Fashion Show
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Sending a message. Kanye West unveiled his Yeezy season 9 collection during Paris Fashion Week while wearing a controversial T-shirt.

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Before models took the runway on Monday, October 3, West, 45, opened up about his label to audience members. As he spoke, the phrase “White Lives Matter” was seen on the back of his black T-shirt. He also wore black pants and bedazzled thong sandals. The moment has since gone viral, with several social media users sharing screenshots of the “Stronger” rapper in the look via Twitter.

During his speech, which was live-streamed on Monday, the Chicago native spoke about his impact on the fashion industry as well as pivotal life moments, including his mental health journey and when his ex Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in 2016.

“My wife at the time got robbed right here in Paris, then I told my manager Scooter Braun that I wanted to go to Japan. I needed a break and he said, ‘No, you need to go make more money,'” West alleged the 41-year-old music executive told him about continuing his Saint Pablo tour.

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He added: “That tour lasted for four days and I went to the hospital, and every time I do something great, someone brings up that moment. People feel they have the right to come to my face and call me crazy, like it doesn’t hurt my feelings … We did change the look of fashion over the last 10 years. We are the streets. We are the culture, and we will not be bullied.” (West was forced to cancel the remaining dates of his tour after experiencing extreme exhaustion.)

Prior to the event, the Grammy winner opened up to Vogue about Yeezy’s newest chapter and explained why he decided to host the presentation in France. (The other eight collections were unveiled in New York.)

“Paris is the high cathedral of fashion,” he told the fashion publication. “If I’m doing music, rap music, I’m going to put my hoodie on and get an Uber and go over to Future‘s house. Day after day. And if we’re working on clothes? Paris.”

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West has been keeping busy this fashion month. On Sunday, October 2, the “All Mine” crooner walked the Balenciaga fashion show, which was attended by his ex’s sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, as well as his daughter North West. (The “Jesus Walks” rapper and Kim, 41, are also parents of Saint, 7, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.)

Last month, West attended the Burberry show during London Fashion Week on September 26, sporting the same sparkly flip flops and head-to-toe leather that he wore on Monday.

- Meredith Nardino
Denmark's Prince Joachim Hasn't Spoken to Queen Since Kids' Titles Were Taken

Royally shaken. Queen Margrethe of Denmark shocked her family after announcing her plans to take away the titles of Prince Joachim‘s children.

Joachim is the second son of Margrethe, who has sat on the Danish throne since 1972, making her the longest-serving current head of state in Europe. Along with Joachim, the monarch shared son Crown Prince Frederik with late husband Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, who died in 2018.

The world learned of Margrethe’s shocking decision on September 28, 2022. “In April 2008, Her Majesty The Queen bestowed upon her sons, their spouses and their descendants the titles of count and countess of Monpezat. In May 2016, it was also announced that His Royal Highness Prince Christian, as the only one of The Queen’s grandchildren, is expected to receive an annuity from the state as an adult,” read a statement from the Danish Royal Palace. “As a natural extension of this, Her Majesty has decided that, as of 1 January 2023, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim’s descendants can only use their titles as counts and countess of Monpezat, as the titles of prince and princess that they have held up until now will be discontinued.”

Joachim is sixth in line for the Danish throne and has four children: sons Nikolai, Felix and Henrik and daughter Athena. The palace defended the title changes as being “in line with similar adjustments that other royal houses have made in various ways in recent years.” (Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s children were not given royal titles at birth, while the grandkids of Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were stripped of their titles in 2019.)

“With her decision, Her Majesty The Queen wishes to create the framework for the four grandchildren to be able to shape their own lives to a much greater extent without being limited by the special considerations and duties that a formal affiliation with the Royal House of Denmark as an institution involves,” the September 28 statement concluded.

Per CBS News, the decision does not impact Frederik’s four children — Christian, Isabella and twins Vincent and Josephine — whom he shares with wife Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark.

While the palace implied that the move was in the works for some time, Joachim wasn’t expecting the announcement. “We are all very sad. It’s never fun to see your children being mistreated like that,” he told Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet one day after his mother’s statement. “They find themselves in a situation they do not understand.”

When asked how the drama has affected his relationship with the queen, Joachim replied, “I don’t think I need to elaborate here.”

Despite her son’s surprise, Margrethe didn’t waver. “It is a consideration I have had for quite a long time and I think it will be good for them in their future. That is the reason,” she told reporters as she arrived for an event at the National Museum in Copenhagen, per Hello! Magazine.

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- Eliza Thompson
Will Smith Attends Screening for His 1st Movie Since Chris Rock Oscars Slap

Moving forward. Will Smith attended a screening for Emancipation, his first movie since he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars in March.

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The Academy Award winner, 54, participated in a Q&A about the film after a a special screening in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 1. The conversation also included Antoine Fuqua, the movie’s director, as well as Mary Elliott, curator of American slavery at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“Throughout my career, I’ve turned down many films that were set in slavery,” the Men in Black star said at the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I never wanted to show us like that. And then this picture came along. And this is not a film about slavery. This is a film about freedom. This is a film about resilience. This is a film about faith.”

Based on a true story, Emancipation is about an enslaved man named Peter who escapes from a Louisiana plantation and joins the Union Army during the Civil War. Peter — whose real name was Gordon — was the subject of a famous 1863 photograph that showed his back heavily scarred from beatings he received while he was enslaved.

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“This is a film about the heart of a man — what could be called the first viral image,” Smith reportedly said on Saturday. “Cameras had just been created, and the image of whipped Peter went around the world. It was a rallying cry against slavery, and this was a story that exploded and blossomed in my heart that I wanted to be able to deliver to you in a way that only Antoine Fuqua could deliver.”

Apple announced on Monday, October 3, that Emancipation will premiere in theaters on December 2 before arriving on Apple TV+ one week later. The film’s release date had been up in the air in the aftermath of the Oscars, where Smith slapped Rock, 57.

After the incident, the Academy barred the Independence Day actor from attending any of the organization’s events for the next 10 years. The Philadelphia native is still eligible for Oscar nominations and wins, but he will not be able to attend if he scores a nod before 2032.

In July, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum shared an emotional apology video via Instagram, claiming that he reached out to discuss the slap with Rock.

“The message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk,” the Will author alleged. “And when he is, he will reach out. So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk. … I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of s–t.”

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The King Richard star also apologized to the comedian’s mother. “I saw an interview that Chris’ mother did and, you know, that was just one of the things about that moment, I just didn’t realize and, you know, I wasn’t thinking about how many people got hurt in that moment,” Smith explained. “So I want to apologize to Chris’ mother, I want to apologize to Chris’ family.”

After the video appeared online, an insider exclusively told Us Weekly that the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, encouraged him to post it.

“Jada has also been pushing Will to apologize because it has become this really dark cloud over her Red Table Talk series,” the source said in August, adding that Smith was “in hell” after the backlash. “His team had hoped that the controversy would die down, but it just hasn’t. It would be impossible for him to move forward successfully unless he [addressed the slap].”

- Suzy Forman
15 of the Best Fashion Deals to Nab Ahead of the Prime Day Sale

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Who’s excited? Amazon is essentially giving us a second Prime Day this year with its 2022 Prime Early Access event, and we’re already filling up our carts. The deals have already begun to drop!

The official event will make its debut October 11 and 12, but you don’t have to wait to start shopping. We know everyone is scrambling to perfect their fall wardrobe right now, so check out our favorite sale picks below, already marked down!

Please note, deals are accurate at the date of publication, October 2, 2022, but are subject to change.

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1. Our Absolute Favorite: This BB Dakota sweater has a seemingly simple design, but that curved hem actually leads up to tall side slits to make it stand out. This will be a wear-everywhere type of piece!

2. We Also Love: Don’t forget to pick up a cardigan! This Lueluoye cardigan will be the perfect outfit finisher for so many fall looks!

3. We Can’t Forget: This long-sleeve Biucly top is comfy, cute and available in so many colors and patterns!

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4. Our Absolute Favorite: Fall wedding on your calendar? This velvet BerryGo wrap dress is just right for rustic, romantic vibes!

5. We Also Love: This tiered mini Cosonen dress is so cute with its plaid print. We’d love to see this with a cute hat and heeled boots!

6. We Can’t Forget: Cozy, chic and marked down? You know we’re all about this turtleneck Anrabess sweater dress!

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7. Our Absolute Favorite: You’ll look incredibly sophisticated wearing this Amazon Essentials button-front coat. It’s nice enough to even wear to fancier events!

8. We Also Love: So fuzzy! This cuddly Dokotoo teddy coat is so warm and comfy, you’ll want to nap in it!

9. We Can’t Forget: This quilted BTFBM coat is awesome because you can use the tie belt to really cinch your figure!

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10. Our Absolute Favorite: The perfect sweats! We know everyone is on the search for a pair — these Yovela sweatpants are the winners!

11. We Also Love: Dress things up a little with these paperbag waist Grace Karin pants. They’re cropped to make room for all kinds of shoes!

12. We Can’t Forget: You know we wouldn’t forget about leggings. This Fullsoft three-pack is seriously such a great deal!

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13. Our Absolute Favorite: We haven’t been able to stop thinking about this Lvaiz beanie. It’s lined with silky satin to keep your hair and skin happy!

14. We Also Love: What a mega-deal on this plaid Loritta scarf! It feels like cashmere but it’s currently under $10!

15. We Can’t Forget: Would you believe Us if we told you leg warmers were coming back into style? You will once you see this Leotruny pair!

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Looking for more? Explore all of Amazon Fashion here and don’t forget to check out Amazon’s Daily Deals for more great finds at fabulous prices!

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Gwen Stefani Still 'Melts' Looking Back on 1st Public Date With Blake

Opposites attract! Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton might seem as different as can be — but they make a perfect match.

The musical duo met while working on The Voice in 2015 and quickly fell for each other in the wake of their divorces from Gavin Rossdale and Miranda Lambert. After five years together, Shelton finally popped the question in October 2020.

“Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020… And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES!” the country crooner gushed via Instagram alongside a sweet PDA pic from his proposal.

Stefani, for her part, teased that her answer was an obvious one. “Yes please! 💍🙏🏻,” she captioned her own Instagram post at the time.

Two years earlier, the Oklahoma native revealed that his budding relationship with Stefani helped him get back from “rock bottom” after the end of his four-year marriage.

“It’s a miracle that I met somebody that was going through the same exact thing that I was at the same exact moment in time,” Shelton told Willie Geist during a June 2018 episode of Sunday Today. “I think if Gwen and I were being honest right now talking about this, I think in the back of our minds, we both kind of thought this is a rebound deal. … But now here we are three years later, and every day that goes by just feels like a stronger bond between the two of us, and it constantly feels like it’s going to the next level.”

Stefani split from Rossdale in August 2015, and the exes share three sons: Kingston, Zuma and Apollo. While the “Hollaback Girl” singer and Shelton hunkered down together amid the coronavirus pandemic, an insider told Us Weekly exclusively that Stefani’s kids have a soft spot for Shelton.

“Those boys look up to Blake in a big way,” the source said in August 2020. “He’s earned their respect as a father figure. He’s gone from being their friend to being a serious parental influence.”

Scroll down to take a look back at all of Stefani and Shelton’s sweetest moments together.

- Eliza Thompson
Parents' Night Out! Rihanna, ASAP Rocky Celebrate His Birthday After Baby

Must be love on the brain! Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have spent years denying that their relationship is anything but platonic, but things finally changed when the rapper called her “the love of my life” in 2021.

After more than a year of rumors, the “Peso” artist confirmed in a May interview with GQ that he was dating the Fenty Beauty founder and called her “The One.” One month earlier, a source told Us Weekly that the pair were spotted “holding hands and laughing” during a night out in Los Angeles.

“It’s obvious they’re a couple and also are each other’s best friend,” the insider added. “They kid around a lot [and] laugh a lot. They have private date nights together a lot and have a blast hanging out together.”

The duo made their red carpet debut in December 2019 at the Fashion Awards in London, but at the time, Rihanna was fresh off her breakup with ex-boyfriend Hassan Jameel, with whom she was first linked in 2017.

“Rihanna and A$AP are hanging out and hooking up,” a source told Us in February 2020. “They’re having fun and have always had chemistry.”

Fans of the musicians first started hoping for a love connection between the twosome when they teamed up in 2012 for a flirtatious performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and A$AP jumped on a remix of Rihanna’s “Cockiness (Love It).”

A few months later, the New York native paid tribute to his friend with a shoutout in his song “Fashion Killa,” from his January 2013 album, Long. Live. A$AP., but by February, he was linked to model Chanel Iman. The former pair got engaged in April 2014 but split for good in October of that year.

Rihanna, meanwhile, was pursuing a relationship with Drake, whom she dated off and on from 2009 to 2016. The duo collaborated on several songs together — including “Work” from her 2016 album, Anti, and “Too Good” from his 2016 LP, Views — but called it quits for good in October of that year.

“She doesn’t want to be held down,” a source told Us at the time. “They will always be close,” added another insider. “If they end up together, it could happen, but not now.”

It’s apparently not happening in 2021, either, because the Ocean’s 8 star seems to be going strong with A$AP. “A$AP has been very into Rihanna for years,” a source told Us in December 2020, adding that the “Umbrella” singer “kept him in the friend zone” for a while. “Things changed over the summer and they finally hooked up. They’ve been together ever since.”

Keep scrolling to take a look back at Rihanna and A$AP’s complete relationship timeline:

- Stephanie Webber
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s Love Story: A Timeline

Rocking romance! Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo are a match made in Victoria’s Secret heaven — from their steamy beginning to getting married and having kids.

The Maroon 5 frontman began dating Prinsloo in May 2012, shortly after breaking up with fellow Victoria’s Secret Angel Anne Vyalitsyna one month prior. Although the musician and the Namibian model briefly broke up in May 2013, they couldn’t deny their connection, rekindling their romance less than two months later.

The couple announced their engagement in July 2013, surprising many fans who didn’t know they were back together. “After Adam broke up with Behati, he couldn’t stop thinking about her. He realized he really loved her and wanted to be with her,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly at the time.

A friend close to the “Moves Like Jagger” singer told Us in July that Levine kept talking to Prinsloo when they were broken up, and “was flooded with emotion when they saw each other again.”

The California native joked about his changing opinions on marriage in October 2013, admitting he wasn’t sure he would tie the knot until he met Prinsloo.

“Famous last words, ‘I’ll never get married,’” he joked during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno. “I still don’t necessarily think you have to get married unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it’s wonderful.”

Two months after Us exclusively broke the news in July 2014 that the pair tied the knot, Levine gushed about being a married man while visiting The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I never really thought I would adore it. It’s so trippy. I’m a child. How did this happen?” the “Payphone” singer said in September 2014. “I use that word [wife] right now a lot. I say it for no reason. I say it a lot — ‘Wife, wife, wife,’ I love it. I even changed her number in my phone to ‘Wife.’”

After welcoming two daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, together, the Save the Rhino Trust Namibia ambassador exclusively told Us what life as a family of four looks like.

“He’s actually stricter than me and I thought I was going to be the strict one,” Prinsloo told Us in December 2018. “He’s a very hands-on dad. It’s awesome. I’m lucky.”

Scroll down to relive the couple’s relationship evolution.

- Yana Grebenyuk
Kelsea Ballerini: 'Rough' Decision to Divorce Morgan Evans Was Not ‘Sudden'

Clearing the air. Amid her divorce from Morgan Evans, Kelsea Ballerini addressed misconceptions about calling it quits.

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“I think when there’s a big life decision like that, it’s not a sudden one,” the Tennessee native, 29, told CBS Mornings on Monday, October 3. “And there’s a lot that happens before that becomes public. So, I’m on my, like, active healing journey. And a big part of that is showing up for this album and showing up for myself like I never have.”

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Ballerini, who has discussed the split in her new album, Subject to Change, noted that the major life change came with its own set of challenges. “I’m a peacemaker. We’ve talked about this before. I’m a people pleaser. So, to do something that kind of goes against those two things is really difficult,” she admitted. “And I’m really proud of myself.”

For the “Hole in the Bottle” singer, the choice to end her marriage was “rough” because of her continued bond with Evans, 37. “It’s not chaotic. It’s not, like, volatile, it just didn’t work,” she continued on Monday. “And that sometimes is like a difficult narrative to get your head around when you’re like, ‘Oh, my gosh. This is a good person. And I’m a good person. And this is just no longer good anymore.'”

Earlier this year, the country couple made headlines when they announced their split.

“Friends, I’ve always tried my best to share my life with you in a real and vulnerable way, while also protecting layers of my personal life as they unfold,” Ballerini wrote via her Instagram Story in August. “This is now public record so I wanted you to hear from me directly that I am going through a divorce.”

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She added: “This deeply difficult decision is the result of a journey of love, growth, and effort that ultimately has come to an end. It’s hard to find the words here … but I feel extremely grateful for the years of marriage to Morgan and hopeful for the next seasons. With very active schedules coming up, please be mindful that we are both fragile, actively healing, and showing up the best we can.”

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The Australia native, however, hinted that he wasn’t as on board to end the relationship. “I am very sad to confirm that after almost 5 years of marriage, Kelsea and I are parting ways,” he wrote via Instagram. “I wish it were otherwise but sadly it is not.”

Us Weekly later confirmed that Ballerini filed for divorce after nearly five years of marriage. According to court documents obtained that same month, the songstress cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split.

Since then, Evans has subtly referenced the separation during CMC Rocks QLD Festival late last month.

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In a clip recorded by fans at the festival on Friday, September 23, Evans used his personal life as inspiration. “How long have you been waiting to take our pictures down / How long have you been breaking, why am I just finding out?” he sang. “How many times did you tell me you loved me if it wasn’t true / I’m just wondering, how long has it been over for you?”

The “Day Drunk” performer concluded the song, adding, “Someday I’ll be OK but right now I don’t know / You used to tell me everything and that’s what hurts the most / It would be easier if I hated you / But I still miss the person that I thought I knew.”

Meanwhile, Ballerini reflected on her plan to look toward her future amid the divorce. “It’s easy to, like, shame yourself, and it’s easy to want to hide. I just want to be proud of myself in ten years on this season of my life,” she said on Monday. “This is not just a heavy time in my life. This is also a celebratory time in my life. I don’t want to shade that, ’cause that’s important to feel.”

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