- WENDY WILLIAMS MAKES FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE LEAVING WELLNESS FACILITY
In her first public appearance since leaving a wellness facility in October, Wendy Williams talked about whether she wants to get married again and how she "can't wait to fall in love." The former talk show host took part in a conversation at the WBLS Circle of Sisters event in New York City Monday night (November 21st).
"I can't wait to fall in love, and I don't want to get married. I want him to have already had kids," Williams said in a video shared to the WBLS Instagram. "I want him to be someplace between, someplace around my age, you know, maybe 10 years younger than me, and maybe 15 years older than me, you know what I mean?"
She added, "And then we'll be able to do things together, like if we want to all of a sudden want to fly from New York City, if we want to fly to France, to be there for 2 days, to have food or whatever, I want to be able, you know, I could be qualified with a man that, 'Come on, baby. Let's do it. Do we fly private or do we fly public?"
After the event, her publicist told Entertainment Tonight, "Wendy Williams was invited out to her former radio station's annual WBLS' Circle of Sisters event as she shared in a momentous and sentimental moment with the audience after taking time off and focusing on herself, she is gracefully getting back to what she loves."
- BROOKE SHIELDS SAYS SHE WAS 'TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF' IN 1981 BARBARA WALTERS INTERVIEW
Brooke Shields appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show Tuesday (November 22nd) and shared that she felt "taken advantage of" during an interview she did with Barbara Walters when she was just 15 years old. Shields referred to the interview as "the fiasco," and said it seemed like Walters was looking for a "negative sound bite."
Walters interviewed the Blue Lagoon actress in 1981, shortly after she starred in a controversial Calvin Klein campaign. "She asked me what my measurements were and asked me to stand up," Shields said. "And I stand up, and she was like comparing herself to this little girl. And I thought, ‘This isn't right. I don't understand what this is.'"
"But I just behaved and just smiled," the model said, adding that she "felt so taken advantage of in so many ways."
- KEVIN HART ADDRESSES 'CANCEL CULTURE' AND LEARNING FROM ONE'S MISTAKES
On Monday's (November 21st) episode of The Verywell Mind podcast, Kevin Hart spoke with licensed therapist Amy Morin about "cancel culture" and having the opportunity to learn from one's mistakes. Hart faced backlash in 2018 for resurfaced homophobic tweets he once shared, after he was chosen to host the 2019 Academy Awards.
Morin asked Hart if he felt he had to be "more careful" with his jokes in "the world of ‘cancel culture.'" The Jumanji actor replied, "Absolutely." He explained, "Let's be honest, I think there was a lot of changes that were needed and necessary, right? And I think being aware is something we should all prioritize. Just being aware. We're learning to better understand each other, and in doing so, respect should be attached to that."
Hart believes social media has introduced a "heightened level of sensitivity" and a "heightened level of opinion." He continued, "So now the things we didn't hear on a regular basis you are hearing. The conversations you may not have been aware of, well, you are hearing because they're all happening in real time."
The Me Time actor also commented on how we need to make space for people to learn from their mistakes. "We're forgetting that there has to be a world that presents the opportunity to improve. Without that, what the f---? Where do we go?" he said. "If everything is deemed bad once it's done and there is no other thing that you can do because you did the thing and that's it for you, well, what the hell? ... You have to make the mistakes to learn and to basically have real-life examples of what you're supposed to grow from."
- QUENTIN TARANTINO TELLS THOSE WHO CRITICIZE HIS FILMS TO 'SEE SOMETHING ELSE'
Quentin Tarantino is responding to those who criticize his films on account of violence and the use of racial slurs. The Pulp Fiction creator recently appeared on HBO Max's Who's Talking to Chris Wallace and addressed the backlash he's faced.
Wallace asked him, "So when people say, ‘Well there's too much violence in his movies. He uses the N-word too often.' You say what?" Tarantino replied, "You should see something else. Then see something else." He added, "If you have a problem with my movies then they aren't the movies to go see. Apparently, I'm not making them for you."
Do the Right Thing director Spike Lee spoke out against Tarantino in 2012 for his film Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. The N-word was used in the movie more than 100 times.
"I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it," Lee said of the film at the time. "All I'm going to say is that it's disrespectful to my ancestors. That's just me. … I'm not speaking on behalf of anybody else."
- SELMA BLAIR SHARES HOW SHE AND CHRISTINA APPLEGATE SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER THROUGH THEIR MS BATTLES
Selma Blair and Christina Applegate are supporting one another in their battles with multiple sclerosis. Applegate announced her diagnosis in 2021, and Blair has been struggling with the disease since 2018.
"Oh gosh, I've known Christina for so many years, we're really close, and I'm just a fan of hers," Blair told Entertainment Tonight. "She is an iconic California girl actress of my generation, and she is it. There has not been one thing that she's done that I haven't been like, 'Nailed it,' and she's nailing just being who she is with this MS."
She also detailed how she and her The Sweetest Thing costar are there for one another. "Christina still supports me. She's just a strong one," the Cruel Intentions actress said. "She really is. She's such a nurturer. If you need something she's at your house. There have been things that I had been unglued, and she's like, 'I'm outside. Answer the door.' She's just amazing and strong and fun."
Blair added, "But I'm more like, 'OK, if you need help with canes,' and that stuff, 'cause I'm like, really into all of that, like all the things that help me get around, but she's getting it locked down. She has a lot on her plate. It's a lot, but she's as brilliant and beautiful as ever."
- CELEBRITY GOSSIP
KANYE ‘YE' WEST MISSES DEPOSITION IN KIM KARDASHIAN DIVORCE: Page Six reports that Kanye "Ye" West didn't show up for a scheduled deposition in his divorce with Kim Kardashian on November 16th. Court documents show that he has been given one more chance to appear at a November 29th deposition. However, if he fails to make it to this one, a judge will determine whether he'll "be permitted to offer any testimony, oral or written" prior to trial.
CELESTE BARBER SAYS EMILY RATAJKOWSKI BLOCKED HER FOR PARODY VIDEO: According to The New York Post, comedian Celeste Barber revealed on an Australian radio program that Emily Ratajkowski blocked her for making fun of one of the Gone Girl actress' G-string photoshoots. "we are sick of you objectifying our bodies! Also, here's my a**," Barber captioned a video of herself posing like Ratajkowski. Some criticized her joke for having "problematic" and "misogynistic" undertones. When asked if she received any feedback from Ratajkowski, Barber said, "I don't think Emily is a fan … That's okay, she's allowed to not love it. But she blocked me." The Letdown actress added, "If Cindy Crawford's okay with it, I'm okay with it. Thanks to the greatest supermodel in the world, people are allowed not to like it."
KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN HELD ONTO HER SON REIGN'S HAIR AFTER CUTTING IT: Kourtney Kardashian revealed to Interview Magazine recently that she keeps her son Reign's hair in a "secret drawer," after she cut it for the first time two years ago. "I have Reign's hair because we didn't cut his hair until he was five," she told the outlet. "So I have his long braid and I smell it often."
ERIC IDLE COMMENTS ON DAVE CHAPPELLE BEING ‘CANCELLED:' According to The New York Post, journalist Kara Swisher interviewed Monty Python actor Eric Idle Monday (November 21st) and asked him his thoughts on cancel culture. "What do you think of the comedians like Dave Chappelle, for example, who's saying that he's being subjected to censorship?" she asked. The Casper actor replied, "Well where does he say it? On ‘SNL.'" Idle later added, "Well, you're not being that much canceled, are you? If you were in your room complaining, I'd have a lot more sympathy." To this, Swisher responded, "Right, so then he doesn't pay the price, he just says he pays the price." Idle also shared how much he "hates" conservatives in his country. "I hate them intensely, I've always hated conservatives, I'm afraid to say I'm very prejudiced against them, they're horrible people," he said.
- INDUSTRY NEWS
‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST' AND ITS SPINOFFS ARE REPORTEDLY CANCELLED: After the news broke that Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to a respective 12 and seven years in prison for fraud and tax evasion, Deadline reports that Chrisley Knows Best and Growing Up Chrisley have been axed. However, some episodes of the 10th season of Chrisley Knows Best will still air on NBC, as they were filmed prior to the sentencing.
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE'S NETFLIX SHOW GETS RELEASE DATE: According to Page Six, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Netflix docuseries will arrive on the platform December 8th. Speaking about the show, Markle told The Cut in August, "The piece of my life I haven't been able to share, that people haven't been able to see, is our love story."
‘TOP GUN: MAVERICK' PARAMOUNT+ RELEASE DATE REVEALED: According to Entertainment Tonight, Top Gun: Maverick is expected to hit Paramount+ on December 22nd. The Tom Cruise film earned nearly $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office.
THE CAST OF ‘LOVE ACTUALLY' WILL REUNITE FOR ABC SPECIAL: People reports that the cast of the holiday classic Love Actually is scheduled to reunite for The Laughter & Secrets of Love Actually: 20 Years Later – A Diane Sawyer Special. Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, and more will be back together to celebrate the 2003 movie. The special will air on ABC Tuesday (November 29th) at 8 p.m. ET.
HARRISON FORD WILL BE ‘DE-AGED' FOR ‘INDIANA JONES 5:' According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harrison Ford, who is currently 80 years old, will be made to look younger using "de-aging technology" for the upcoming Indiana Jones movie. The opening scene is reportedly set in 1944, approximately eight years after Raiders of the Lost Ark, and will show Ford battling Nazis in a castle.