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Justin Bieber’s reveals part of his face has been paralyzed, says tour is indefinitely on hold
After postponing multiple concerts in the past week, Just Bieber has announced he’s “physically incapable” of performing because he’s experiencing facial paralysis. In an Instagram video posted June 10, the singer says he’s been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. According to the Mayo Clinic, the disorder is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It “occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears,” and causes a painful rash and in some cases “facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear,” per the website. In the video, Justin shows fans close-up how it’s preventing him from blinking with one eye and smiling on one side of his mouth. “I gotta get my rest on so I can get my face back to where it’s gotta be,” he says in the clip. Justin goes on to assure fans he’s doing exercises to treat the paralysis and is trying to stay confident he’ll recover soon, though it’s unclear how long that could take. Justin launched his Justice World Tour in February and was previously forced to miss performances due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. On Justin’s post, he asked fans and followers to “please keep me in your prayers,” sparking supportive responses from music peers like DJ Khaled and singer Khelani.
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Britney Spears and Sam Asghari granted restraining order against singer’s ex after attempted wedding crash
Newlyweds Britney Spears and Sam Asghari have been granted a restraining order against Britney’s ex-husband, Jason Alexander, after he tried to crash the couple’s A-list-packed wedding on June 9, Page Six reports. Jason livestreamed his wedding invasion at Britney’s home in Thousand Oaks, California, where the ceremony took place. He was promptly arrested after dodging security and is now ordered to stay at least 100 years away from the bride and groom, according to the outlet. “Fortunately, Alexander is incarcerated and under an emergency protective order,” said the singer’s attorney Matthew Rosengart. Jason reportedly had a knife when he showed up on Brit’s property. In addition to trespassing, he was charged with vandalism and battery. Page Six noted police discovered Jason was also wanted on a warrant “for grand theft embezzlement and possession of stolen property.” Wedding guests — invited ones, that is — at Brit and Sam’s wedding included Madonna, Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez, Paris Hilton and more.
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Val Kilmer says he and Tom Cruise ‘blew a lot of takes laughing’ while filming ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ reunion
When Tom Cruise called Val Kilmer to invite him to reprise his Tom “Iceman” Kazansky role in “Top Gun: Maverick,” Val “said yes immediately,” he recalls in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. The sequel to 1986’s “Top Gun” sees Val’s Iceman — once the nemesis of Tom Cruise’s Maverick when the young pilots were in training together — return as an admiral who’s asked Maverick to train a new class of pilots for a dangerous mission. Although their onscreen reunion is brief, Val, 62, says “it was like no time had passed” between the stars — and between their characters — when they shot the scene. “We were all so young during the making of the first movie, but even then there was a special bond between us all,” Val tells EW via email. “Even after shooting we would laugh and dance the night away!” that dynamic apparently continued when he and Tom teamed up again more than 30 years later. “We blew a lot of takes laughing so much,” Val added. “It was really fun … special.” In their scene, Iceman communicates through writing because his character’s suffering from an illness that’s caused him to lose his voice. Val’s had trouble speaking in real-life since he battled throat cancer.
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Khloe Kardashian reacts to Tristan Thompson paternity scandal scenes on ‘The Kardashians,’ confirms Kim Kardashian is ‘in love’ with Pete Davidson
The June 9 episode of “The Kardashians” featured Khloe Kardashian discovering her then-partner, Tristan Thompson, fathered a child with another woman while living with Khloe. That didn’t stop the reality star from live-tweeting the episode, just as she had back in 2018, when “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” showed her learning Tristan had been unfaithful just days before she gave birth to their daughter, True. This time around, Khloe seemed to take the whole thing in stride. After tweeting that she wasn’t crazy about reliving Tristan’s paternity scandal, Khloe switched gears to engage with a fan about a happier storyline from the episode — the beginning of Kim Kardashian’s romance with Pete Davidson. “Rewatching this part is uncomfortable,” Khloe tweeted during a scene about Tristan’s child with Maralee Nichols, “… but I love and appreciate my family more than I can express. Praise the Lord I have them for the [rest of] my life ❤️❤️❤️.” Later, Khloe spotted a tweet that read, “Kimberly is in LOVE … it is so cute,” and promptly replied. “Isn’t it???” Khloe agreed. “She is in LOOOOOVVVEEEE.” Despite Khloe’s confirmation about her sister’s feelings for the “Saturday Night Live” star, Kim has yet to use the L-word on the air. Asked if she thought it was “love” she felt for Pete on this week’s show, Kim told a producer, “I don’t know if that’s any of your business.” Kim was first spotted with Pete in October 2021, eight months after she filed for divorce from Kanye West,
Michael Che jokes Pete Davidson never thanked him for writing the Kim Kardashian kiss on ‘SNL’
Howard Stern took a moment to tease Michael Che about his role in bringing Pete Davidson and a certain reality star together on the June 8 edition of the shock jock’s SiriusXM Radio show. “You are quite the matchmaker,” Howard said, playfully. Michael, it turns out, penned the “Aladdin” sketch on “Saturday Night Live” in October 2021 that featured a kiss between Pete and that week’s host Kim Kardashian, shortly before they started dating. As Michael laughed out loud, Howard continued ribbing him. “Look at all the trouble you started. Now [Pete] is ensconced in this Kardashian lifestyle,” he teased. “Did he ever come to you and say, ‘Thank you for writing this’?” “Absolutely not,” Michael said, chuckling. “He hasn’t mentioned it. In fact … this is the first I’ve heard they’re dating. Is it serious?” Pete confirmed in May that he’s leaving “SNL” after eight seasons, and as Michael revealed on Howard’s show, he planned to leave, too. “I 100 percent was leaving,” the “Weekend Update” star explained. “The whole time, Lorne [Michaels] was like, ‘Yeah, OK.’ I 100 percent told them I was leaving at the beginning of the season — like, ‘I’m done. I can’t do it. I’m finished, I’m finished, I’m finished.’ And no one believed it.” In the end, he said, “it came down to why I wanted to leave, which was to have time to do other things.” Rather than simply call time on his tenure, Michael said he and the show’s creator, Lorne Michaels “figured out something where I will have more time” for other projects, which “made it kind of worth staying.”
Johnny Depp Dior Sauvage ad back in circulation, sales surge after defamation trial
A Dior Sauvage cologne ad starring Johnny Depp returned to the air this week after the actor’s defamation trial victory against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. The ad, which aired on primetime on Fox on June 8, according to TMZ, sparked backlash when it premiered amid Amber’s initial headline-making allegations of domestic abuse. It features Johnny playing “Wild Thing” on guitar and reciting lines about the wild in a voiceover. Sales for Dior’s Sauvage are reportedly seeing a big spike in the wake of Johnny’s courtroom win, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. The actor and musician signed on as a brand ambassador in 2015. Earlier this month, a jury primarily sided with Johnny after he sued Amber for defamation over her 2018 op-ed about the need for more support for domestic abuse survivors. She said she’d suffered domestic abuse herself in the piece, but never named Johnny. She countersued on grounds his lawyer calling her allegations of assault constituted defamation. The jury found they both defamed each other, but awarded $15 million in damages to Johnny and $2 million in damages to Amber.
Halsey responds to former nanny’s lawsuit, says she left baby unsupervised
Halsey responded to a lawsuit filed by a former live-in nanny this week, dismissing claims the singer’s decision to fire the woman in March amounted to “disability discrimination and retaliation.” In the suit, Ashley Funches claims she was let go over a request to “take a medical leave of absence” from her job because of a health emergency. She also says she was expected to care for Halsey’s son, Ender, “around the clock on consecutive days with little to no day of rest” and inadequate overtime compensation. “These allegations are baseless,” a rep for Halsey, who uses she/they pronouns, told ET in a statement on June 9. “This individual’s employment was recently terminated in response to specific incidents in which Halsey’s infant was left unsupervised in an unsafe location while under the nanny’s care, and it was discovered the nanny was intoxicated while the child was in her care,” the statement continued. Halsey’s rep also denied the nanny’s claims she complained about her hours and overtime pay and included a statement about ableism, or discrimination in favor of able-bodied people, in the workplace. “Consequently, while Halsey is both saddened and disappointed by this turn of events, they feel it is important to refute these allegations publicly, as they take ableism and ethical working conditions very seriously,” the statement adds. “Halsey wants to be absolutely clear that they remain a vocal advocate both against ableism and for ethical working conditions.” Halsey, who welcomed Ender with Alev Aydin, last summer, recently opened up on Instagram about struggling with various health ailments for years.
Rebel Wilson and new girlfriend Ramona Agruma are reportedly ‘very serious’
Rebel Wilson’s new romance with Ramona Agruma is “very serious and they’re super happy together,” a source told People this week after Rebel debuted her relationship with the clothing and jewelry designer on Instagram. “It’s been very cool for Rebel’s friends to see her this secure with someone,” the insider added. The “Pitch Perfect” star previously told the outlet she was dating someone she’d met “through a friend,” after weeks of regular phone chats blossomed into a romance. She didn’t disclose the person’s name until June 9, though. “I thought I was searching for a Disney Prince… but maybe what I really needed all this time was a Disney Princess #loveislove,” she captioned a cute couples selfie on Instagram. After the post went live, a pal of Rebel’s told People they’ve “never seen her happier.” The couple’s happy news comes just in time for another weekend of Pride festivities across the country.