While on tour last week, with some time off, Carrie Underwood spent the day with Cookie Monster and friends at Sesame Place. In an Instagram post she stated: "We all had so much fun! Isaiah got to see some of his furry monster friends and we got to watch him love every minute! I think even Jacob had fun!"
Carrie, her husband Mike Fisher, and both kids rode rides, played games and watched a parade while there.
Actress and Wag spokeswoman Olivia Munn is thanking her lucky stars and the NYPD after a dog-napped pooch Benny was returned to its parents, Sophie and Max Troper. The dognapping prompted a viral social media campaign and Munn’s deep involvement, according to reports.
The X-Men: Apocalypse star is an investor in the app, and she addressed reports that the culprit was a Wag walker employed by the service. In a Reddit AMA, she told users that she was late to the AMA because she’d been "up all night" trying to help resolve the case: "I wanted to make sure we got Benny home safe with Sophie and Max. Huge huge gratitude to the NYPD and Detective Kaufman for working so hard and moving so fast to bring Benny home."
Benny, a Shih Tzu-Yorkie mix, was reportedly snatched by Christian Madriaga, 22. He was arrested and charged with burglary. Court papers show that he was planning on gifting the pooch to another person.
Actress Dakota Johnson and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin have reportedly split. "There was talk of engagement, but now he says they have gone their separate ways, which has come as a real surprise to everyone," a source tells the Sun.
Martin, 42, and Johnson, 29, were first linked in January of 2018, when they were spotted together at a fashion show. While they didn’t talk a lot about their relationship, they sealed their commitment in ink with matching infinity tattoos in September.
The pair also vacationed with Johnson’s ex Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Brad Falchuk in the Maldives over the Christmas-New Year’s break.
Cuba Gooding Jr.’s lawyer Mark J. Heller claims that footage of the actor with a woman who accused him of improperly touching her proves his innocence.
Some disagree with Heller’s conclusion, saying it shows Gooding Jr. touching a woman improperly. The snippet was published by TMZ and appears to show Gooding Jr. at NYC’s Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge as he puts his hand on or near the woman’s leg and breast as Gooding’s girlfriend, Claudine De Niro, sat between them.
Heller told the Los Angeles Times: "He’s not alleged to have touched a leg. He was sitting with Claudine privately and this woman was literally stalking them, following them from place to place to place. Cuba is very, very polite, he would never rebuff a fan, but this woman literally sat almost on top of Claudine."
Heller continued, telling the Times that Gooding is alleged to have squeezed her breast, but that he did not see any indication of that in the video. "There is not a scintilla of criminal conduct revealed on that tape," Heller said.
Gooding has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges, including one count of forcible touching and one count of sexual abuse in the third degree, according to the complaint filed by the Manhattan district attorney.
He is free on bail.
The box office seems to in a slump, especially when it comes to franchises. Men in Black: International, led by Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, and Shaft became the latest sequels to be dismissed by audiences. Sony’s MIB led ticket sales at the b.o. this weekend with $28.5 million, but it fell far short of expectations of $30 million .
Previous iterations of MIB, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, all opened with $50 million . Internationally, MIB generated $73 million, for a total haul of $102.2 million.
Universal and Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 brought in $23 million.
Warner Bros. and New Line’s Shaft, starring Samuel L. Jackson, also tanked, garnering $8.3 million in sales, less than half of the expectations. 2000’s Shaft, meanwhile, launched with $21.7 million.
But originals didn’t fare well either. Late Night, starring Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson, snagged $5.1 million to land it in ninth place.
MEGHAN KING EDMONDS SPEAKS OUT ON AFFAIR: Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds reveals that she found out about her husband Jim’s affair "in the tabloids," and was heartbroken. She shared her grief on her blog Friday. She wrote: "He confessed to me that he had exchanged lewd photos with this woman over the course of several months and a physical relationship never existed," she shared. "He paid her off to protect me so I’d never find out. Yet here I am writing about it." She continued: "Do I believe him? I don’t know. Because I don’t trust him anymore. Physical or not, he still had an affair and he admits this to me." If there was no physical contact, do you think it counts as cheating?
BELLA THORNE POSTS NUDES: Bella Thorne posted nude shots of herself after she says she was threatened with their release by a hacker. She wrote: "I can sleep better tonight knowing I took my power back…Here’s the photos he’s been threatening me with, in other words here’s my boobies."
TIFFANY HADDISH CANCELS ATLANTA SHOW OVER ABORTION LAW: Tiffany Haddish has canceled her upcoming stand-up show in Atlanta over Georgia’s restrictive new abortion law. She had been scheduled to perform on June 22nd at the Fox Theatre. The new law bans abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks.
KHLOE KARDASHIAN TOASTS LAMAR ODOM’S SUCCESS: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom may not be together anymore, but Khloe can still celebrate his success. On Friday, the former NBA player, 39, shared a lengthy note from her about his memoir, Darkness to Light, which has landed the No. 6 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list for Sports and Fitness. He captioned it: "Wow don’t know where to begin. We did this! We made @nytimes best sellers list for my first book, Darkness To Light! What felt like a lifetime of writing and working on this project finally came to Light and I am grateful to YOU ALL! Your continued support and love is appreciated! It took a lot of courage for me to get so raw and candid with you all but I wanted you guys to get MY true story!" In a response highlighted by Comments by Celebs, she wrote: "Look at God!!! Congratulations Lammy! Keep shining."
KIM KARDASHIAN CELEBRATES NORTH’S BIRTHDAY: Her little girl is getting big! Kim Kardashian shared a post on Instagram sharing her eldest daughter North’s sixth birthday. "Happy Birthday my sweet girl! The last 6 years have been the best of my life raising you and seeing you grow up," Kim, 38, wrote alongside a slideshow filled with photos of the two of them. "Mommy loves you forever and beyond!" Kim and her husband Kanye West share four children together.
COURTNEY COX TOASTS TO 55: Courtney Cox toasted her 55th birthday with a little help from her famous Friends. Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow celebrated with her. Cox shared a selfie of the trio, writing: "How lucky am I to celebrate my birthday with these two??? I love you girls. So much."
IRINA SHAYK WALKS RUNWAY FOR FIRST TIME POST-SPLIT: Irina Shayk is rocking the runway post-split from Bradley Cooper. This marked the first time the 33-year-old has appeared in public since splitting from Cooper, her partner of four years and the father of her daughter.
The original ending for Pretty Woman was about as grim as it gets, Julia Roberts reveals. In a conversation with Patricia Arquette for Variety, Arquette herself reveals said that she auditioned for a dark, gritty version of Pretty Woman, and Roberts ended with the role, but in an upbeat rom-com.
"So many, many, many years ago, one of my early auditions was for a movie called 3,000. Most people don’t know that 3,000 was the original Pretty Woman script. And the ending was really heavy," Arquette, 51, said to kick of her interview with Roberts, 51.
Roberts recalls that the script ended with her character being thrown "out of the car," before the driver "threw the money on top of her, as memory serves, and just drove away, leaving her in some dirty alley."
"So it really read like a gritty art movie. When you first read it, it was that incarnation," Arquette said.
When she landed the role it was for a small movie company that folded shortly after. The script landed at Disney, she said.
"I thought, ‘Went to Disney? Are they going to animate it?'" she told Arquette. "Director Garry Marshall came on, and because he’s a great human being, he felt it would only be fair to meet me, since I had this job for three days and lost it. And they changed the whole thing. And it became more something that is in my wheelhouse."
Roberts also dropped the bomb that she hates doing nude scenes: "Even in Pretty Woman, if I had to be in a slip, I’d be covered in hives."
LENA DUNHAM TO DIRECT & EXEC PRODUCE INDUSTRY: Lena Dunham is set to direct and exec produce HBO’s banking crisis drama Industry. The eight-episode series hails from writers Mickey Down and Konrad Kay. Dunham will direct the first episode with Bad Wolf producing. Jane Tranter, the co-founder of Bad Wolf said, "Mickey and Konrad’s talent, drive and commitment was obvious to us the moment we met them. The scripts for Industry have an energy and direction that comes from their first-hand experience of the trading floor and their ear for sharp dialogue immediately captured our attention. We’re excited to be making their first TV drama series with HBO – who are never afraid to make bold decisions and support new talent."
LILI REINHART TO STAR IN CHEMICAL HEARTS: Lili Reinhart is set to star in Amazon Studios’ Chemical Hearts. The film is an adaptation of Krystal Sutherland’s novel, which centers on Henry Page, a teenager who has never been in love. "We are thrilled to work with this talented team to bring to life a beautiful story of first love and heartbreak," said Julie Rapaport, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios. "Krystal Sutherland’s novel captured the hearts of readers around the world, and we are excited to bring this film to our global Prime Video customers."
ED HARRIS TO REPLACE JACK DANIELS IN TO KILL: The four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris is set to succeed Jeff Daniels in the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the Broadway version of Harper Lee’s classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Daniels will take his final bow on November 3rd. This will be Harris’ first return to Broadway in 20 years.
NBCUNIVERSAL REACHES 10-YEAR $500M PRODUCTION DEAL IN ALBUQUERQUE: NBCUniversal expects to hire 330 full-time year-round production workers in Albuquerque over the next 10 years, which will put more than $500 million into the local economy. "NBCUniversal has enjoyed a longstanding and productive relationship with New Mexico and Albuquerque and we are grateful for the opportunity to expand our presence in this community," said Dawn Olmstead, president of Universal Content Productions and Wilshire Studios, and Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Television. "We are thankful for the support of Gov. Lujan Grisham, Mayor Keller and their economic development teams that have helped make our long-term investment in Albuquerque a reality."