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Bob Dylan Finally Plans to Formally Accept Nobel Prize
This story originally appeared on EW.com.
Of all the wacky news stories that proliferated in 2016, one of the funniest was the strange saga of Bob Dylan and the Nobel committee. After becoming the second American since Toni Morrison to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, Dylan decided to react by barely even acknowledging it had happened. Even when he finally accepted the honor, he still skipped out on the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, where Patti Smith sang “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall” in his place. But more than five months after winning the award, it seems that »
- Christian Holub
Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Out on Gilbert Grape Star Darlene Cates’ Death: She ‘Was the Best Acting Mom I Ever Had’
The Revenant star, who played Cates’ son in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, wrote on Facebook Tuesday, “Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside.”
He added, “Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”
The actress died Sunday morning in her sleep at the age of 69. Her sister, »
- Mike Miller
Chloe Grace Moretz Declines Cookies from Admirer, Calls Cops Instead
Chloe Grace Moretz declined a doorstep offering of cookies from a young male admirer ... and reported him to authorities instead. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the "Neighbors 2" star had an uninvited guest roll up to her home on a skateboard with a container full of treats. We're told Chloe was inside but didn't answer. The guy asked a neighbor if this was Chloe's home, and the neighbor started grilling the guy. Cops say Moretz called »
- TMZ Staff
Steven Yeun's Baby Boy's Name Has Been Revealed
Steven Yeun welcomed a baby boy with wife Joana Pak on March 17, and now the newborn's name has finally been revealed. On Tuesday, E! News exclusively reported that the couple named their son Jude Malcolm Yeun. It's been a whirlwind handful of months since the pair announced their pregnancy and tied the knot in December 2016. We've spotted them out and about together, and they weren't shy about showing us a few baby bump photos as well. Congratulations to the happy couple! »
- Ryan Roschke
Emma Thompson Reveals She Once Threatened to Quit a Movie After a Producer Asked Her Costar to ‘Lose Some Weight’
Emma Thompson has no tolerance for body shaming.
The Saving Mr. Banks was discussing the pressure for actresses to be thin in Hollywood while on the Swedish talk show Skavlan last week, and revealed she once threatened to quit a production when a producer asked one of her costars to lose weight.
“There was a wonderful actress in a film I did called Brideshead Revisited,” she remembered of the 2008 film. “The producer said to her, ‘Will you lose some weight?’ And she was absolutely exquisite!”
That’s when Thompson decided to intervene. “I said to them, ’If you speak to her about this again, »
- Mike Miller
George Clooney Gives an Update on Amal's Pregnancy: "She Is Doing Really Great"
George Clooney popped up at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday to promote his upcoming film, Suburbicon. The actor - who is expecting twins with wife Amal - looked dashing in a gray suit and appeared to be in a good mood as he spoke on stage with costars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore and mingled with Dwayne Johnson. In addition to promoting the movie, George gave an update on Amal's pregnancy, telling Extra, "She is doing really great. She is amazing. I don't have anything to do. There is nothing I can do to help, but make tea and stuff." The babies will be the first children for both Amal and George, and the actor is ready for them to arrive. "I know swaddling. I know what I'm in for," he said. He also joked that diapers will be an important part of life "for me, not for the kids. »
- Monica Sisavat
Derek Hough Sings in New Dance Music Video, Opens Up About Vocal Cord Surgery
Derek Hough is sharing his latest passion project.
The 31-year-old dancer took to Instagram on Tuesday, posting a gorgeous black-and-white dance video. But unlike most of his video posts, which feature him doing most of the dancing, Hough turned the tables by belting out a cover of Breaking Benjamin's "Ashes of Eden."
Featuring beautiful contemporary choreography by So You Think You Can Dance alum Rudy Abreu, Hough showcases a few moves here and there, but keeps the focus on his pipes. In his caption for the video, he revealed to fans that he actually recorded this after undergoing vocal cord surgery.
"Last year I lost my voice and had to have surgery to fix my vocal cords. I couldn't speak a single word for over a month. Not even a whisper," he wrote. "This forced me into a place of listening and stillness. Within that place »
My Big Fat Fabulous Life Star Learns She's Dating Her Cousin
Well, that's awkward. My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Thore learns something...interesting...about the guy she recently started dating—they're related! In a preview for an upcoming episode, Whitney meets up with Nathan, whom she met online. "Well, there's probably something I should share with you—very interesting information that I found out," Nathan says in the sneak peek, obtained by Us Weekly. "What, did you go to a psychic or something?" Whitney asks, laughing. "No, but I think we're distant relatives," Nathan replies. "We are related. We're, like, second cousins or something. I was telling my mom—she asked about the »
Morgan Freeman Says He Was ‘Relieved’ to Walk Away from Plane Crash
Morgan Freeman is known for his calming voice and presence on-screen. But the veteran actor, 79, found himself in an unnerving situation in December 2015 when his private plane had to make an emergency landing.
“The last time I was nervous or anxious was about a year and a half go when my plane crashed,” he tells People in this week’s issue. “I was anxious as it was happening but I had some time to contemplate it.”
The Oscar winner had been traveling from his home in Mississippi to Texas to shoot a segment for the series The Story of God. »
- Julie Jordan
Michelle Kwan's Husband Clay Pell Files for Divorce
It's over for Olympic ice skating champion Michelle Kwan and husband Clay Pell. He filed for divorce Monday, seeking to end their four-year marriage, E! News has confirmed. The two have no children. "It is with deep regret that I share that Michelle and my marriage is coming to an end," Pell said in a statement to E! News Wednesday. "This is a sad and difficult turn of events for our family. I love Michelle, and wish her the very best as her life takes her in a new direction. I want to thank friends and family who have given wisdom and support, and I ask for privacy during this challenging time." Michelle, 36, and her 35-year-old ex, a lawyer, a Jag and lieutenant »
7-Year-Old with Rare Form of Dwarfism Needs Lifesaving Transplant: ‘People Say I’m Cute — and I Really Am!’
At 7 years old, Landen Johnson is just 3 feet tall and weighs just 24 pounds. But for a little guy, he has a huge personality.
“He will be very small for his entire life and he will face many challenges, but we’ve learned with his personality, there’s no limits at all,” his mother, Amanda Johnson, 31, tells People.
Landen knows he’s a people magnet.
“At my church all the people say I’m cute — and I really am!” Landen says.
Landen, who is the size of a 3-year-old, has a rare type of primordial dwarfism called Ligase IV that also effects his immune system. »
- Michelle Boudin
Olympic Ski Hopeful Mikaela Shiffrin’s Unusual Pre-Competition Prep: Napping
Mikaela Shiffrin may only be 22, but she’s already found herself on the top of the skiing world. Her World Cup overall champion win earlier this month grants her the bragging rights of being the best alpine skier on the planet.
She’s no stranger to wins either — having made Olympic history at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics as the youngest slalom gold medalist ever (she was just 18 at the time).
So what’s the secret to Shiffrin’s success? Naps!
“Rest is big for me,” Shiffrin told Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday’s Today. “I have to get a full night »
- Dave Quinn
Ihop Waiter Receives Nursing Job Offer After Photo Shows Him Helping Disabled Customer Eat Her Meal
On Saturday, an Ihop customer in Springfield, Illinois, felt compelled to share a sweet moment she witnessed between a waiter named Joe Thomas and a disabled customer.
“A man and disabled women were dining and your server sat down with them and proceeded to help feed the disabled woman while her companion enjoyed his food. My faith in humanity has been restored a little today,” Keshia Dotson posted on Facebook along with a picture that has since been shared over 4,500 times.
Thomas told Wics that the woman —who sits at Thomas’ table every time she comes to Ihop with her »
- Caitlin Keating
Chelsea Clinton: I Hope President Trump Is Defeated in 2020 — But I’m Not the ‘Best Person for That Job’
Chelsea Clinton‘s recent Twitter attacks against President Donald Trump have stirred rumors that she might be gearing up for a political run. But now she’s officially putting those rumors to rest in a new interview.
“I am not running for public office,” the only daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton tells Variety.
“I really am constantly surprised by the stories of me running for, fill in the blank — Congress, Senate, City Council, the presidency,” adds the 37-year-old mom of two. “I really find this all rather hysterical, because I’ve been asked this question a lot throughout my life, »
- Tierney McAfee
Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins Talk New ‘Transformers’ Movie: ‘It’s An Origin Story’
Expect plenty of “twists and surprises” in the next “Transformers” movie. Et Canada’s Matte Babel caught up with Mark Wahlberg at Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, where the studio unveiled a 15-minute sneak peek at this summer’s “Transformers: The Last Knight”. Photos: Star Spotting At CinemaCon 2017 “It’s a lot of focus on the origin story […] »
- Will Reid
Newborn Puppy Photo Shoot Infinitely Better Than Baby Pics, Deal With It (Photos)
On the fringes of the pet world are proud owners who aren’t afraid to admit that they treat their furry friends just like human children.
One way, and perhaps the cutest way, to do this is to stage a photo shoot for your pet that is typically reserved for humans. Thankfully, this genius idea is becoming more popular with each passing day. Lyndsey Wright is the most recent photographer to indulge owners in one of these adorable shoots.
According to Scary Mommy, Wright’s friend, Leah, and her family recently had to say goodbye to their beloved dog Tiger. »
- Kelli Bender
9-Year-Old Helps Save Mom’s Life by Disobeying Her: ‘He Is Definitely My Hero’
Camdyn Smith wasn’t buying it when his mom said she just needed to lie down after having chest pains and trouble breathing.
Kimberly Smith was caring for Camden’s newborn baby brother, and the single mom of three simply thought she was would feel better if she briefly put the baby down and took a nap.
But Camdyn knew better.
“When I got home she had trouble breathing, and she said it hurt whenever she took a breath, so I told her she needed to go to the hospital, but she kept saying she just wanted to stay here, »
- Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Kelly Ripa's Co-Host Search Is Far From Over as First Year Without a Partner Approaches
Though Kelly Ripa is about to approach one full year without a co-host, behind the scenes, the team is not scrambling to get someone permanently in the seat next to her. Instead, according to a source, there isn't a deadline to fill Michael Strahan's now rotating chair. "There's no timeline, but there is also no rush," the insider dished to E! News. "Kelly loves having a rotating co-host. She's really enjoying herself." The longtime daytime television maven has maintained she likes having someone to co-host with, telling People last spring, "I like having a partner...I don't think it works otherwise." However, she didn't say »
George Michael Finally Laid to Rest 3 Months After His Death
“We can confirm that the funeral of the singer George Michael took place today. Family and close friends gathered for the small, private ceremony to say goodbye to their beloved son, brother and friend,” a rep for the singer tells People in a statement.
“George Michael’s family would like to thank his fans across the world for their many messages of love and support. We ask that the family’s wish for privacy be respected so that they can continue to live their lives privately, »
- Jordan Runtagh
Move Over Trading Spaces! These 11 Reality and Game Shows Need to Be Revived Asap
The newest trend in TV is everything old is new again. After scripted revivals of shows such as The X-Files and Gilmore Girls, once-beloved reality series and game shows are now getting in on the action. After 10 years off the air Trading Spaces will return to TLC. The show, which featured neighbors redecorating each other's rooms and is often credited with jump-starting the home renovation boom in America, isn't the only returning fan-favorite: Cash Cab is also returning. Discovery's game show, which originated in the UK, ran for six seasons between 2005-2012 and featured contestants answering trivia questions in order to win money on the way to their destination in New York City. No premiere dates for »
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