1:30pm PST, Dec 29, 2021
Nicole Kidman stops interview to point out a sexist question about her ex
Early on in an interview with The Guardian about her new film, “Being the Ricardos,” Nicole Kidman called out the reporter for asking a “sexist” question about Nicole’s ex-husband, Tom Cruise. They’d been talking about her performance as Lucille Ball in a film focused on the “I Love Lucy” star’s marriage to Desi Arnaz, which ultimately ended in divorce in 1960. “It’s about a creative and romantic relationship that doesn’t work out. But from it come some extraordinary things. And I love that. I love that it’s not a happy ending,” Nicole said. “This film says you can make an extraordinary relationship thrive and leave remnants of it that exist forever. Yeah, that’s really gorgeous. You can’t make people behave how you want them to, and sometimes you’re going to fall in love with someone who isn’t going to be the person you spend the rest of your life with. And I think that’s all very relatable. You may have kids with them. You may not, but they were very much in love.” That’s when the reporter asked Nicole if her comments were her “way of talking about Tom Cruise,” whom she divorced in 2001 after 11 years of marriage. “Oh, my God, no, no. Absolutely not. No. I mean, that’s, honestly, so long ago that that isn’t in this equation. So no,” said Nicole, who remarried in 2006 and now shares two young daughters with Keith Urban. “And I would ask not to be pigeonholed that way, either,” she added. “It feels to me almost sexist, because I’m not sure anyone would say that to a man. And at some point, you go, ‘Give me my life. In its own right.'”
Keep reading to see which former Hollywood power couple is officially divorced 10 years after they split …
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Paris Hilton reveals the very Paris Hilton reason she can’t watch ‘House of Gucci’
We’ll chalk this one up to Paris Problems. As Paris Hilton and Carter Reum continue their seven week-long honeymoon (that’s right, seven weeks), the newlyweds turned to social media for movie recommendations on Dec. 29. “What are the best romantic movies?” Paris asked on Twitter. As suggestions like “Overboard” and “The Fault in Our Stars” poured in via the comments, one fan chimed in to suggest Paris and Carter try out Lady Gaga and Adam Driver’s new film, “House of Gucci.” “Not romantic at all, but it’s very entertaining,” the person assured Paris. “I want to watch it. But it’s only playing in Movie theatres,” Paris replied in the comments, “and I’m on my honeymoon on a private island.” More proof you really can’t have it all … Paris tied the knot with Carter on Nov. 11. The happy couple reportedly extended their honeymoon by five weeks, some portion of which has included time in Bora Bora.
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Daniel Radcliffe shares love letter he once wrote to Helena Bonham Carter on ‘Harry Potter’ set
The set of the “Harry Potter” movies saw quite a few cases of puppy love over the years, according to its stars’ recollections in the upcoming “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” reunion. While Emma Watson recalls “falling in love” with Tom Felton in the HBO Max special, her costar, Daniel Radcliffe, said he harbored a full-fledged childhood crush on Helena Bonham Carter. Daniel, 32, even once wrote a short and sweet love letter to Helena, 55, which he reads aloud before Helena and the camera during the special. “Dear HBC,” the letter begins, per People. “It was a pleasure being your costar and coaster in the sense that I always ended up holding your coffee.” After a pause while the actors laugh, Helena encourages Daniel to keep reading. “You can share,” she says. “I can. I can share this now,” he says. “I do love you. And I just wish I had been born 10 years earlier I might [have had] a chance. Lots of love and thanks for being cool.” Never say “never,” you two!
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Dr. Dre’s ex-wife wins $100M divorce settlement
Producer Dr. Dre is saying goodbye to “more than one-fifth of his fortune and roughly half of his liquid assets” as her prepares to pay his ex-wife, Nicole Young, $100 million in their divorce settlement, Rolling Stone reported this week. According to TMZ, the Beats Electronics founder is slated to fork over $50 million before the end of the year, with the second $50 million payment due in 2022. Nicole, who filed for divorce in June 2020, will also move out of the former couple’s home in Malibu by the end of the week, though she’ll reportedly hang onto their Rolls Royce, Range Rover, Escalade limousine and Spyder motorcycle, as well as her jewelry. Dre, whose estimated net worth hovers around $820 million, will reportedly keep their seven properties and six of their vehicles. Dre and Nicole’s high-stakes divorce has been contentious at times, with Nicole claiming Dre “held a gun to [her] head” twice and “punched” her twice, Dre denied the allegations.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s divorce finalized 10 years after split
More than 10 years after they called time on their marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are officially divorced. The two had been using a private judge to mediate their apparently complex divorce. According to TMZ, the private judge signed paperwork approving the split terms earlier this month and a sitting judge in Los Angeles made it official on Dec. 28. Arnie and Maria separated in May 2011 after 25 years of marriage in the wake of news the “Terminator” star fathered a son with the family’s housekeeper. TMZ reports they had no prenup and basically split their substantial property and assets — thought to be in the neighborhood of $400 million — equally between the two.
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Oprah Winfrey breaks silence on Dr. Oz’s run for office
When surgeon-turned celebrity TV doctor, Mehmet Oz — known better as Dr. Oz — announced he was running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania as a Republican in 2022, Oprah Winfrey initially stayed mum on her longtime friend, colleague and regular “Oprah Winfrey Show” guest’s campaign. She finally addressed Dr. Oz’s candidacy in a New York magazine profile published this week. “One of the great things about our democracy is that every citizen can decide to run for public office,” Oprah said in a statement. “Mehmet Oz has made that decision. And now it’s up to the residents of Pennsylvania to decide who will represent them.” Despite her tepid comments about his senate run, Oprah’s professional relationship with Dr. Oz dates back to at least 2003, when she produced 13 episodes of his Discovery Channel show, “Second Opinion With Dr. Oz.” He was also a guest on five seasons of “Oprah,” according to Wikipedia. More recently, he’s come under fire for advocating unproven or disproven approaches to medical issues including COVID-19, and for inviting anti-vaccination activists on his show. “We are angry at our government and at each other,” Dr. Oz said in his November campaign announcement. “We have not managed our crises as effectively as past generations. During the pandemic, I learned that when you mix politics and medicine, you get politics instead of solutions. That’s why I am running for the U.S. Senate: to help fix the problems and to help us heal.”
Alabama Barker posts hospital bracelet pic after unknown health scare
Travis Barker’s daughter, Alabama Barker, sparked concern this week when she shared a photo of a hospital bracelet with her name on it on her Instagram Stories. The newly minted 16-year-old didn’t elaborate on why she was hospitalized, but she did say she was on her way to recovery. “I’m gonna be OK! Thank you to everybody who made sure I was good,” she captioned the bracelet pic. According to Page Six, Alabama’s health scare came shortly after she celebrated her 16th birthday on Dec. 24 with her father, her soon-to-be stepmom, Kourtney Kardashian, and Kourtney’s son, Reign Disick. Travis shares Alabama and her brother, Landon Barker, with his ex-wife, Shanna Moakler.