BLAC CHYNA SPOTTED OUT WITHOUT ENGAGEMENT RING: Reality television star Blac Chyna was spotted running errands to the Chase Bank in Los Angeles and she wasn't wearing her engagement ring. Chyna, who was wearing a black Puma suit, and Rob Kardashian are allegedly on the outs again.
MR. T AND SIMONE BILES JOIN 'DWTS': Mr. T and Olympian Simone Biles are the latest addition to the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. Biles was initially scheduled to compete on the last season of the show.
RACHEL DOLEZAL ALMOST HOMELESS: Former professor Rachel Dolezal, who was outed for not being African American, has fallen on hard times. Dolezal says she has been surviving through food stamps since the incident and hasn't been able to secure a job despite applying for over a hundred. She told New York's Daily News, "I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it," she said. "I would just be going back to when I was little, and had to be what everybody else told me I should be . . . to make them happy."
MERYL STREEP SLAMS KARL LAGERFELD IN OSCARS DRESS DISAGREEMENT: The Red Carpet is (almost) as important as the Oscars ceremony itself. The dresses, shoes and jewelry an A-List actor chooses can make or break a fashion designer, and every year there’s at least one big story of a major fashion fight. This year, it seems Chanel-designer Karl Lagerfeld and Meryl Streep are having at it. Lagerfeld told Women’s Wear Daily that the actress canceled their order for a dress from him in favor of something by a designer who opted to pay Streep to wear his or her design. Lagerfeld told WWD: "A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?" Streep lashed out on Saturday, issuing a statement that reads in part: "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. That publication printed this defamation, unchecked."
BEN AFFLECK WINS BIG AT RAZZIES: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won big at the 2017 Razzies, which "honor" the worst films of the year. The list was announced Saturday, one day before the Oscars, per tradition. Batman v Superman, starring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman "won" four Razzies, including Worst Screen Combo for the two stars. The director, writer and star of Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, Dinesh D’Souza, took home the biggest prize for Worst Picture. D’Souza said: "Being sort of dissed by you guys, this is absolutely fantastic. My audience loves the fact that you hate me. Thank you."
MAHERSHALA ALI, AMATUS SAMI-KARIM WELCOME FIRST CHILD: Moonlight actor Mahersala Ali and his wife Amatus Sami-Karim have welcomed their firsts child, he shared on Instagram. Ali, 43, shared a sweet pic of his wife snuggling with their newborn, captioning it: "Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 2/22/17 #pisces." The House of Cards actor married Sami-Karim in 2003.
DARYL EASTON FOUND DEAD AFTER KILLING HIMSELF IN HOLLYWOOD'S MAGIC CASTLE: Magician Daryl Easton was found dead inside Hollywood's Magic Castle on Friday. He was 61. The entertainer was beloved for his slight of hand card tricks. The Magic Castle released a statement on Saturday about the presumed suicide: "A beloved illusionist, who was performing at the Magic Castle this week, was found dead on the club’s premises. The magic community mourns the loss of one of our most beloved and talented performers."
SHANNEN DOHERTY COMPLETES LAST DAY OF CHEMO: Two years after her cancer diagnosis, Shannen Doherty has completed her chemotherapy. The Beverly Hills, 90210 star took to Instagram to share the news, writing: "#fbf to this morning… not that long ago. Last day of chemo. Exhausted." In the photo, the 45-year-old is laying in bed and staring straight at the camera, looking solemn.
Not everyone could possibly be cut out to be a parent, and yet it remains a kind of taboo to discuss it. Celebrities without children are often the subject of speculation, but most seem reluctant to talk about it.
Media maven Oprah Winfrey, famously child-free, is ready to talk. In a long interview that covered a range of subjects, she explained why kids just weren’t in the cards for her.
- Winfrey tells Good Housekeeping UK: "I don’t have the patience. I have the patience for puppies, but that’s a quick stage!"
- She adds that she indulges her nurturing side with the girls attending her Leadership Academy: "When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, because I feel like I am a mother to the world’s children. Love knows no boundaries. It doesn’t matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age 2, 10 or 20. If the love is real, the caring is pure and it comes from a good space, it works."
- Oprah did actually have a child, People points out. When she was 14, she gave birth to a boy prematurely who died in the hospital a few weeks later from complications.
The 89th Academy Awards was a memorable standoff in the Trump-era culture wars between Hollywood and Washington. Even the red carpet was political, with many celebrities wearing blue ribbon pins in solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union.
But the serious tone was balanced with carefree Hollywood dazzle. The fun kicked off with Justin Timberlake opening with a performance of "Can’t Stop the Feeling!"
- Host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time walking the line between politics and hilarity. His opening specifically targeted President Donald Trump without explicitly naming him, while balancing the serious tone by continuing his decade-long fake feud with Matt Damon and poking fun at Mel Gibson and Damien Chazelle.
- Arguably the night's most awe-inspiring moment occurred when Mahershala Ali launched the awards portion of the ceremony by becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
- After two years of being criticized for a lack of diversity in both the nominees and the winners, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences appears to be set on changing course, with the Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, even coming onstage to openly discuss the organization's commitment to diversity moving forward.
- La La Land was nominated for 14 awards, tied with Titanic and All About Eve for the most ever, and ultimately won six awards, including those for Best Actress and Best Picture.
- The most memorable moment of the evening by far was when La La Land was named as winner of Best Picture, only to have it taken away and given to Moonlight in an epic mix-up that left everyone scrambling.
- In the middle of the acceptance speech, the La La Land crew was told that presenter Warren Beatty read their name in error. Kimmel came on stage to show everyone the winning envelope, quipping: "I knew I would screw this up. I promise to never come back."
- The team for Moonlight then came onstage to accept the award for Best Picture.
- Kimmel lambasting Meryl Streep throughout the night as "over-rated" and "mediocre."
- Hidden Figures star Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae bringing real-life Katherine Johnson out on the Oscars stage.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda and Moana star Auli’i Cravalho hitting the stage to perform their nominated song, "How Far I’ll Go," with Miranda offering up a new prologue rap for the tune.
- Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s absence and Oscar boycott is most definitely felt when his film The Salesman wins Best Foreign Film.
- The busload of tourists that ends up with a surprise visit to the show!
- Candies, cookies and donuts falling from the rafters.
- Kimmel tweeting at Trump during the broadcast.
- ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
- MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Suicide Squad
- COSTUME DESIGN: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: O.J.: Made In America
- SOUND EDITING: Arrival
- SOUND MIXING: Hacksaw Ridge
- ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Viola Davis (Fences)
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: The Salesman (Iran)
- SHORT FILM (ANIMATED): Piper
- ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Zootopia
- PRODUCTION DESIGN: La La Land
- VISUAL EFFECTS: The Jungle Book
- FILM EDITING: Hacksaw Ridge
- DOCUMENTARY SHORT: The White Helmets
- LIVE ACTION SHORT: Sing
- CINEMATOGRAPHY: La La Land
- MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE): La La Land
- ORIGINAL SONG: "City of Stars" from La La Land
- WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY): Manchester by the Sea
- WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY): Moonlight
- BEST DIRECTOR: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
- ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
- ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Emma Stone (La La Land)
- BEST PICTURE: Moonlight
SOUND FROM THE SHOW
In clip one, Anousheh Ansari accepting the Oscar for Best Foreign Film on behalf of Asghar Farhadi. "I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhuman law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S."
AUDIO: BEST COSTUME DESIGN
AUDIO: OSCARS 2017 BACKSTAGE BEST ANIMATED FILM ZOOTOPIA CO-DIRECTOR CLARK SPENCE ON IDENTIFYING WITH THE CHARACTERS AND UNIVERSALITY OF THE FILM
AUDIO: OSCARS 2017 BACKSTAGE BEST DOCUMENTARY EZRA EDELMAN WHERE WAS HE WHEN RODNEY KING HAPPENED AND EXPERIENCE OF GROWING UP DURING OJ TRIAL
AUDIO: OSCARS 2017 BACKSTAGE BEST DOCUMENTARY EZRA EDELMAN WHY OJ IS STILL SO CURRENT
AUDIO: OSCARS 2017 BACKSTAGE BEST FOREIGN FILM THE SALESMAN FIROUZ NADERI ON WHY DIRECTOR ASGHAR FARHADI
AUDIO: OSCARS 2017 BACKSTAGE MAHERSHALA ALI ON LEARNING MOONLIGHT WON BEST PICTURE
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 ANOUSHEH ANSARI ACCEPTING THE OSCAR FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM ON BEHALF OF ASGHAR FARHADI
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 CASEY AFFLECK ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 CHERYL BOONE ISAACS TOASTS BEAUTY OF DIVERSITY IN THIS YEARS AWARD
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 DAMIEN CHAZELLE ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 DWAYNE JOHNSON PRESENTS LIN MANUEL MIRANDA
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 EMMA STONE ACCEPTS THE AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 JENNIFER ANISTON INTRODUCES SARA BAREILLES PERFORMING THE IN MEMORIAM TRIBUTE
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 JIMMY KIMMEL APOLOGIZES FOR AMAZING BEST PICTURE MIX UP
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 JIMMY KIMMEL EXPLAINS THAT LA LA LAND DID NOT WIN BEST PICTURE
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 JIMMY KIMMEL FEARS THE CROWD HAS TURNED ON HIM
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 JIMMY KIMMEL KICKS THINGS OFF
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 JIMMY KIMMEL PRESENTING THE BUS OF TOURISTS TO HOLLYWOOD STARS
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 JIMMY KIMMEL TRIES TO BOOT MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 MAHERSHALA ALI ACCEPTS THE BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 MARK RYLANCE PRESENTS BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 ORLANDO VON EINSIEDEL ACCEPTING BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT FOR WHITE HELMETS
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 SETH ROGEN WITH MICHAEL J FOX PRESENTING THE AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 TARAJI P HENSON PRESENTING BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
AUDIO: THE OSCARS 2017 VIOLA DAVIS ACCEPTS BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Moviegoers who got out to watch a movie saw Universal/Blumhouse’s horror flick Get Out. The Jordan Peele directorial debut raked in $30.5 million for its opening weekend.
Get Out is the third-best No. 1 opener for Universal/Blumhouse and the fourth overall behind Split ($40M), The Purge ($34M), and Ouija ($19.8M).
- At second place, Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie brought in $19 million.
- Lionsgate/Summit rounded out the top three with $9 million for the Keanu Reeves vehicle John Wick: Chapter 2 in its third week on the market.
Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr celebrated his 40th birthday in style with a star-studded bash. On Saturday night, May 27th, Mayweather rang in his birthday at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live. Mariah Carey sang "Happy Birthday" to the champ which Justin Bieber followed with "Where Are U Now."
- Some of the other stars on hand were Bobby Brown, The Game, Too Short, Nicole Murphy, Adrien Broner, Fat Joe, Terrell Owens, and others.
- The event featured a money tree with one hundred dollar bills that featured photos of Mayweather, a throne and a live tiger.
Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton has died due to complications from surgery. "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a family representative said in a statement.
The Texas native, who won an Emmy for his work in the TV mini-series Hatfields and McCoys, began acting in the 1970s. His earliest acting credits include minor roles in blockbusters such as Terminator (1984) and Aliens (1986).
Paxton’s fame rose in the 1990s thanks to roles such as Morgan Earp in Tombstone (1993), Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995), the lead role in the 1996 hit Twister and as treasure hunter Brock Lovett in Titanic (1997).
Paxton’s final big-screen role will be in the thriller The Circle, which is currently in post-production, alongside Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.
ABC’S LEGAL PILOT CASTS HOPE DAVIS: Hope Davis (Allegiance), Vondie Curtis-Hall (Chicago Hope) and Regé-Jean Page (Roots) are signing on as series-regular cast members of ABC’s of the as-yet-untitled legal drama pilot from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland and ABC Studios. Paul William Davies (Scandal) is penning the script and Tom Verica is directing the tale, which is set in the Southern District of New York and follows newbie lawyers and their lives as they collide in and out of court.
CONNIE BRITTON JOINS CAST OF THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS: Connie Britton is moving from her celebrated role on Nashville to Nicole Holofcener’s Netflix movie The Land of Steady Habits. The film is adapted from the Ted Thompson novel of the same name and also stars Ben Mendelsohn, Edie Falco and Thomas Mann.
MATT CZUCHRY LANDS STARRING ROLE IN FOX MEDICAL DRAMA: Fresh off a seven-season run on The Good Wife, Matt Czuchry is diving into a new project, costarring with Bruce Greenwood and Manish Dayal in The Resident. The Fox medical drama pilot centers on Devon Pravesh (Dayal), a doctor who launches his career under the supervision of tough but brilliant resident Conrad Hawkins (Czuchry). Greenwood plays the chief of surgery, Soloman Bell.
CLAIRE DANES, JIM PARSONS TO STAR IN TRANSGENDER DRAMA: Claire Danes and Jim Parsons are set to star as a married couple in the family drama A Kid Like Jake. The story, about a couple trying to raise a 4-year-old boy who identifies as a girl, is based on a popular Lincoln Center play. A Kid Like Jake will be adapted by Silas Howard (Transparent), one of the few transgender directors in Hollywood.
NEAL MORITZ, GERARD BUTLER PARTNER ON FANTASY NOVEL ADAPTATION: Sony won a bidding war for the rights to the YA fantasty novel A Darker Side of Magic, by Victoria Schwab. Gerard Butler has signed on to produce, as have Alan Siegel, Danielle Robinson and Neal Moritz. The story focuses on a magician named Kell who can travel between parallel universes connected via London.