Comedian Amy Schumer was hospitalized in Texas on Thursday, November 15th with hyperemesis gravidarum, or a severe form of nausea that can accompany pregnancy.
"I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester," the Emmy winner, 37, wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself resting in a hospital bed.
"I have hyperemesis and it blows," she continued. "Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bulls–t! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell!"
Her severe symptoms have forced her to postpone several comedy shows until she recovers. One was scheduled for last night at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.
"Texas I am so deeply sorry," she wrote. "I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule. … I’ll be out there as soon as I’m better."
She announced that she and husband Chris Fischer were expecting their first child in October. She and the Beetlebung Farm Cookbook author married in a surprise February ceremony after just a few months of dating.
How did the fires in California start? The Kardashian sisters think they know. Kim and Khloe Kardashian tweeted separately about the Santa Susana Field Lab, a former nuclear testing plant in Ventura County.
"Shocked & furious to learn smoke from the #WoolseyFire started at former nuclear testing site, Santa Susana Field Lab, & is potentially radioactive," Kim shared. "Sign now to demand that incoming governor @GavinNewsom gets this site cleaned up."
Kim linked to a change.org petition titled "No More Kids With Cancer: Clean Up The Santa Susana Field Lab."
The petition was launched by Melissa Bumstead, mother of 4-year-old Grace. Grace has a rare form of cancer that Melissa claims she developed from living 20 miles away from the site.
"Our family lives ONLY 20 miles from a nuclear disaster site, Santa Susana Field Lab, and we didn’t even know it – the #WoolseyFire started there, and smoke could be carrying radioactive chemicals," Kim tweeted. "We need @GavinNewsom to do something – sign the petition."
The cause of the fire is not known, but it did start near the site. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said they found "no discernible level of radiation in the tested area."
Hundreds remain missing in the fires, and the death toll has risen to at least 58.
KIM ON KANYE’S POLITICS
Meanwhile, Kim is also opening up about her husband Kanye West’s sometimes controversial politics.
Speaking at Variety’s Criminal Justice Reform Summit in West Hollywood on Wednesday, she explained that she actually schooled him after his infamous White House visit in the fall.
"I feel like he’s very misunderstood and the worst communicator," Kardashian told the audience, according to The Daily Mail. "But, when we talk about it, we have very similar politics."
She explained that while West likes President Trump personally, he isn’t aware of his politics.
"He will always say he was friendly with him before, and he’s the same person and friendly with him now," the mother of three added. "I could also co-exist with someone and still have different political views."
VANESSA MARCIL DISHES ON RIFT WITH BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN: Three days after General Hospital alum Vanessa Marcil first claimed her son Kassius Lijah had been shut out of his father (and her ex’s) life, she is opening up yet again. Responding to fan comments on Instagram about how and why Brian Austin Green and wife Meghan Fox cut out his 16-year-old son and barred him from seeing his three siblings, she wrote: "Let’s hear Green’s side regarding why Kass hasn’t been welcome in their home for 5 years and let’s also hear about what he offered his son on one of his handful of times he’s seen him?" She continued: "Kass no longer has a bedroom at their house starting 5 years ago. He hasn’t ever seen Megan again or met his youngest brother. He’s not allowed to know where they live anymore. Isn’t invited to see them on holidays. Not even Father’s Day. They threw out his entire room and gave away his cat without Kass knowing."
ARMIE HAMMER APOLOGIZES: Armie Hammer earned epic blowback on Twitter for his derisive remarks directed at selfie-posting celebs in the wake of Stan Lee’s death. He objected to celebrities who posted shots with the late Marvel creator, saying they were making the 95-year-old's death about them, when it was anything but. He responded to his critics Thursday. "While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I (in true a**hat form – thank you Jeffrey Dean Morgan) inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon," the 32-year-old actor wrote on Twitter on Thursday. "I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart and will be working on my Twitter impulse control."
DAKOTA JOHNSON AND CHRIS MARTIN SPOTTED IN PDA MODE: Colplay frontman Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are normally private about their love life, but the pair were spotted stepping out at Sushi Park in L.A. looking blissed out and grinning. The pair recently debuted matching tattoos: an infinity cross with two small Xs. Johnson’s is below her elbow, while Martin’s is on the inside of his right forearm.
DID TERESA GIUDICE HIT A STRIP CLUB AFTER VISITING SICK FATHER? Teresa Giudice went to the Lace Gentleman’s Club in Wayne, N.J. after visiting her father at the hospital, Page Six reports. She hit up the club with her brother Joe Gorga. A source spills: "Both Joe and Teresa went to the club. They met their friend and other friends. They were there for one drink. They were in and out. It was very brief."
JENNA DEWAN RESPONDS TO CLAIMS SHE LOOKS LIKE JESSIE J: Not having it! While many say that Jenna Dewan’s ex Channing Tatum’s new love bears a striking resemblance to her, she is shutting down the chatter. Several fans opined that Jessie J isn’t as stunning as Dewan, but she kept her response positive, replying with a kissing emoji and writing, "Positive vibes all the way." Tatum and Dewan have been on exceptionally good terms since their split, even trick-or-treating together with their 5-year-old Everly.
The Jack Reacher novels will be headed to a small screen sometime soon, but author Lee Child says Tom Cruise will not play the lead because he doesn’t have the character’s "physicality."
In the books, Reacher is described as 6 feet 5 inches; Cruise is 5 feet 7 inches.
Cruise played the title character in the 2012 film original (which grossed $200M) and its 2016 sequel (which grossed $162M).
"Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," Child told BBC Radio.
"The idea is that when Reacher walks into a room, you're all a little nervous just for that first minute. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality," he continued.
Child issued a call to readers who angry with Cruise’s casting to help find the perfect star for the TV adaptation. "I want all those readers who were upset about Tom Cruise to help me out - participate in choosing the right actor for the TV series. We're rebooting and starting over and we're going to try and find the perfect guy," he said.
After clawing her way to the top of showbiz (after many years on Broadway and working in film), Sarah Jessica Parker found she didn’t want to be there.
On James Andrew Miller’s Sex and the City-focused podcast she said that the incredible success of the show took her by surprise."I panicked and I was like, ‘I want to maintain my life. I like doing a few plays a year and a movie, and maybe a TV movie of the week,’ " she said.
"All of a sudden it felt like somebody was holding me hostage or something or there just were these limitations which felt very suffocating," she said.
Eventually though, she played Carrie Bradshaw in 94 episodes across six seasons and two feature films, alongside Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
Gwyneth Paltrow has done it again, managing to cause Twitter to clutch its pearls over her epic gift guide featuring a 22-carat gold pipe, sex dust and a banana lamp. Sadly, this year’s Goop Holiday Guide did not include a jade egg or camel milk delivery service in its $650,000 worth of selections.
Among Goop’s recommendations: a $275 ceramic backgammon set, a $700 maribuou feather "playful tickler" pleasure puff ring, a $340 lamp in the shape of a banana, $7,400 bejewelled 18-karat gold earrings featuring tiny diamonds and other precious gems, a $96 bamboo toothbrush set, a $139,000 RV and a $140 22-karat gold and ceramic pipe.
Also, an entire village in Spain ($172,000).
BEN STILLER SPEAKS ON ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA: Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette spent a lot of time in prisons filming Showtime’s upcoming Escape at Dannemora. Stiller tells Variety he’s learned a few things during his time behind bars: "It’s a really broken system, and everyone knows it. There are so many factors. It’s a very complicated problem." Stiller directed and exec produced the true story of Richard Matt and David Sweat’s 2015 escape from New York’s largest maximum-security prison, Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora. Benicio Del Toro and Paul Dano star, along with Arquette, who portrays a prison worker.
NETFLIX GREENLIGHTS THE ONE: The mega-streamer Netflix has given The One, a 10-episode drama from Howard Overman based on the sci-fi novel of the same name by John Marrs. Here’s the logline, per Deadline: The One is set five minutes in the future, in a world where a DNA test can find your perfect partner – the one person you’re genetically predisposed to fall passionately in love with. No matter how good your relationship, which one of us can honestly say we haven’t thought about whether there is someone better out there? What if a hair sample is all it takes to find them? The idea is simple, but the implications are explosive.
TIM BURTON’S DUMBO TRAILER INTRODUCES THE REST OF THE CIRCUS: Dumbo is ready to soar. Wednesday night, Disney released the first full-lengthy trailer for the live-action remake, directed by Tim Burton. The film stars Michael Keaton, Eva Green, Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito playing the parts of V. A. Vandevere, Colette Marchant, Holt Farrier and Max Medici, respectively. Dumbo is set to bow March 29.
TRAILER FOR A CHRISTMAS PRINCE DROPS: Netflix has dropped the trailer for A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. Last year, when the streamer dropped A Christmas Prince, it became one of the most talked (and groaned) about Christmas TV movies of the season. Yes, it is the one everyone loves to hate. The Royal Wedding takes place a year after journalist Amber (Rose McIver) traveled to Aldonia to write a story about Prince Richard (Ben Lamb), only to wind up falling in love with him. Now, she has cold feet and a political crisis threatens the kingdom. The Royal Wedding drops November 20th. Consider yourselves warned.