MICHAEL FASSBENDER DISHES ON ROMANCE WITH ALICIA VIKANDER: Never one to blab about his love life, its always a treat when Michael Fassbender opens up, even just a bit. His onscreen romance turned real-life love affair with Alicia Vikander has been the subject of speculation since they got together two years ago while filming The Light Between the Two Oceans. While promoting The Light Between Two Oceans, Fassbender finally caved and gave Good Morning Britain a morsel: "It just happened, I'm glad it happened, and you know, it is what it is." Check out the lovebirds in a video interview about the film, below.
KRISTEN STEWART, ST. VINCENT MAKE STYLISH, OFFICIAL DEBUT: It hasn't been a secret, but Kristen Stewart and St. Vincent are ready to make their relationship official. Wednesday night, the duo hit fashion (and love) high notes at the CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund Show at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. At the event they snuggled looking especially glam: Kristen, 26, donned a black blazer, houndstooth trousers and coordinating loafers while St. Vincent, 34, wore a cropped plaid jacket and wide leg pants.
ROBIN WILLIAMS' BIKE COLLECTION RAISES $600K FOR CHARITY: Robin Williams had a passion for cycling, and the fruits of that love will go to his favorite charities. The late actor's children donated 87 bikes from his collection which were auctioned off for $600,000, doubling the high estimates according to auctioneer Paddle 8. The funds raised will go toward the Challenged Athletes Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
BELLA, GIGI HADID WILL BOTH WALK IN VICTORIA'S SECRET SHOW: Gigi and Bella Hadid will walk in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris this year. Gigi walked last year, but this is Bella's first time. Gigi and Bella both shared the news on Instagram. (See below).
OPRAH REVEALS COOKBOOK CONCEPT, COVER: Oprah Winfrey has always been up front about her weight loss journey. Now, she is putting the whole shebang into words in new book Food Health and Happiness: 115 On-Point Recipes for Great Meals and a Better Life. It is due January 3rd. She shared the cover with People, which shows a slim Oprah laughing over a bowl of fruit with green juice. She tells the mag that in the book she will share not just her triumphs, but her struggles and failures as well.
Raven-Symoné announced her departure from The View yesterday.
She said she's leaving "before the year is up" to focus on a newly-announced reboot of her Disney series, That's So Raven, which aired from 2003 to 2007.
- "There's no title yet, but I'm calling it That's So Raven 2," she said. "It's Raven Baxter. It's still me. But I am a mother this time. I'm going to be a single mother raising two kids, and one of them learns that she has visions."
- She said Disney will begin casting for the series soon. "We're going to be going around the country finding those... really good, talented females and males to be in the show."
- Symoné's departure adds to a series of cast shakeups that have plagued The View in recent years. Michelle Collins recently left the series, as did Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. Barbara Walters quit the show in 2014 and Rosie O'Donnell briefly stepped in, but departed just months later.
Twitter has announced it's shutting down Vine, the once-popular video platform it launched in 2013, as it attempts to find a sustainable path forward.
The company also said it will lay off 9% of its workforce, or about 350 people, as a recent effort to sell the company failed when no one would meet the asking price.
- The Vine app was a hit when it launched, amassing more than 200 million active users at one point.
- But the site fell off with increasing competition from Instagram and Snapchat. Meanwhile, Twitter appears to be shifting its focus to live video, such as its recent broadcasts of Thursday Night Football.
- Twitter says it's "going to do this the right way," leaving Vine up for the time being so users can download their videos. "We think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made," Twitter said in a statement.
- But the mobile app will be shut down "in the coming months."
The man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame was arrested yesterday.
James Otis was taken into custody one day after smashing the star with a pick ax and sledgehammer. Otis, who made little attempt to hide his identity while wrecking the star, reportedly planned on holding a press conference later in the day on Thursday before turning himself in, but authorities got to him first.
- "The detectives handling the case took him into custody by his house in West Hollywood this morning and took him downtown for booking," said a police source. "We were trying to make contact and then took him into custody."
- The arrest was for felony vandalism. Otis said he intended to remove Trump's star so he could put it up for auction to raise money for the 11 women who claim that Donald Trump sexually assaulted them.
- His plan hit a snag as the star came apart after being struck.
Authorities are reportedly investigating Rob Kardashian after he allegedly threatened to hurt a man who has been spending time with his fiancée.
The criminal investigation is looking into claims Kardashian warned a man named Pilot Jones he better stop hanging out with Blac Chyna.
- Photos surfaced earlier this week that appeared to show a close-up view of Chyna and Jones kissing, though it's unclear when the photos were taken.
- Kardashian fired off a series of angry text messages to Jones, including one that reads "Leave my wife alone. I'm not playing with you."
- Some of the other texts, meanwhile, show Kardashian warning that he could harm Jones, though the threats are "a little murky and general," a source said.
- The allegations are reportedly being examined by the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD. Kardashian and Chyna have been together since January and are expecting their first child.
BLAC CHYNA GOES OFF
Meanwhile, Blac Chyna took to Instagram to address the rumors about her and Pilot. She wrote, "So JC Pilot Jones whatever the f*ck his name is has already tried to put out a story saying that he’s the potential father of my child really N*gga ?!?!?! Let me start off by saying this young man Is ‘GAY’ !!! The only reason we took those pictures other than me trying to be a good friend was so he could send it to his boyfriend to make him like jealous & say that he’s going back to girls! Mind you at the time I THOUGHT THIS WAS MY FRIEND and I didn’t see a problem with it!!! This was over two years ago people !!! I never had sex with him !"
She continued, "Mind you if you really look at the picture, look at my right hand it doesn’t have my ‘Future’ tattoo next to that the f*cking pictures was taken with the ring light!!! Staged Af! But now I understand why you put these pictures out ! Ohhh because you have a song with Trina you trying to get your f*cking name popping ?!?"
- She added, "Or are you mad at the fact that I did my Chymoji app without you dumbass JC ?!?? Your greedy a** wanted a cut of something that wasn’t yours and u came at my lawyer asking for crazy money !!! U really mad ?!?! Like you really stooped this low ?!?! Coming for a B*tch that’s due in a few days ! Really trying to start beef with my Fiancé !!! Your a f*cking joke ! You just played yourself ! I would never f*ck you ! Ur nasty a** f*ck ! And everybody knows Chyna LIVES for the Community! But let’s be for real … ur a dirty a** Punk !!!! You can never join my roster B*TCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- She also captioned several screenshots of their text exchange AND a paternity test.
Charlie Sheen revealed in a new interview that the time has almost come for a third installment of the Major League franchise.
"The script that we've all been sitting on is pure gold and absolutely shootable," Sheen said. "We could be in preproduction tomorrow."
- Unlike the forgettable Major League: Back to the Minors, Sheen said the new movie will feature original cast members like Tom Berenger, Corbin Bernsen and Wesley Snipes.
- He also said the script for Major League 3 was written by David Ward, who wrote and directed the first classic film. Sheen believes the new script is as good as the original, with all the heart and comedy intact.
- He says the film will be about his character, Ricky Vaughn, who has a son that's now a pitcher for the Indians. The movie is expected to be rated R like the original.
- Sheen said they've been trying to get it made for years, but have run into issues with the rights.
JOHNNY DEPP LEAVES UTA FOR CAA: Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp has been with his agent since 21 Jump Street in 1998, but he jumping the UTA ship to join rival CAA. Depp has three Oscar nominations under his belt and his films have generated more than $7 billion worldwide, though his most recent projects, ncluding Transcendence, Mordecai and the May flop Alice Through the Looking Glass have been disappointing. The 53-year-old star also recently settled a very public and highly controversial divorce from Amber Heard.
DISNEY PLANS MUSICAL OLIVER TWIST WITH ICE CUBE, HAMILTON DIRECTOR: Disney Studios is partnering with Ice Cube and Thomas Kail, the Tony-winning director of Hamilton for a modern take on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. The new Twist will be a modern musical with a variety of genres show-cased, including hip-hop. Ice Cube will play Fagin.
CAMERON MONAGHAN TO STAR IN THE WHITE DEVIL: Gotham and Shameless actor Cameron Monaghan is set to star in the supernatural thriller The White Devil. South African filmmaker Jahmil Qubeka is directing.
SAMARA WEAVING & ISMAEL CRUZ CORDOVA JOIN SMILF: Samara Weaving and Ismael Cruz Cordova are joining the cast for Showtime's comedy pilot SMILF. Frankie Shaw is writing, directing and starring in the project, which is based on her film that won Short Film Jury Award at Sundance in 2015. The show will take a raw look at relationships, sex, career and how they collide with being a single mom.
HBO WILL AIR LIMITED SERIES BASED ON J.K. ROWLING'S CRIME BOOKS: J.K. Rowling's (writing under the pen name Robert Galbraith) The Cuckoo's Calling, The Silkworm, and Career Of Evil are set to be adapted as a BBC One limited series, to air on HBO in the America. Dubbed Cormoran Strike, it will star Tom Burke as a war vet turned P.I. and will air as three separate event series. Rowling has signed on to executive produce.
JIM GAFFIGAN JOINS FARGO SEASON 3 AS A REGULAR: Jim Gaffigan has joined the third season of FX anthology Fargo as a regular. He will play a police deputy named Donny Mashman.