Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen Split

After nearly 10 years together Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen have split up. A source shared, “They are completely, officially done. She’s full-time back in L.A. He’s in Toronto. They’ve been on the outs for a couple of months.”

The couple met on set of their film Jumper in 2007 and quickly became engaged. They called off their engagement on 2010 only to get back together three months later. In 2014, they welcomed daughter Briar Rose.

No word on the reason for the split. 10 years is a long time for a Hollywood relationship. That’s like 25 years for average people!

 

Ryan Phillippe accused of Domestic Violence

Ryan Phillippe is being sued for an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred on July 4th. Phillippe’s ex-girlfriend Elsie Hewitt, a 21-year-old model, filed a civil lawsuit against the actor on Monday for kicking, punching, and throwing her down the stairs after an argument.

The incident took place after a party when Hewitt went to his house to get her things. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that officers filed a report of the alleged attack and granted Hewitt an emergency protective order. The order expired July 12.

The report was forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney, who has not yet confirmed whether they will move forward with criminal charges.

Hewitt also claims throughout their relationship she witnessed Phillippe “abusing legal and illegal drugs, including without limitation: cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids … ”

Hewitt, a playboy model known for her ample assets, is asking for $1 million dollars in her civil suit. There are reportedly photos of her injuries that will come into play.

Phillippe is ‘devastated’ at the allegations and released the following statement via his rep to People magazine:

“As a staunch advocate for the health, well-being and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated that these false allegations have been made and circulated, domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused. The claims are false.”

Hmmmmm. I’m not shocked at all about the drug allegations, but don’t know what to make of the domestic abuse claims. I hope that for both parties it didn’t happen but he definitely has little man syndrome, so it wouldn’t be shocking.

Also, Ryan is 43-years-old and dating a 21-year-old. His daughter with ex-wife Reese Witherspoon just turned 18:

 

Is Jada Pinkett Smith a Scientologist?

Is Jada Pinkett Smith a Scientologist? According to Leah Remini and anyone with a brain, she is. During an interview with The Daily Beast Remini said:

“I know Jada’s in. I know Jada’s in. She’s been in Scientology a long time. I never saw Will there, but I saw Jada at the Celebrity Centre. They opened up a Scientology school, and have since closed it. But Jada, I had seen her at the Scientology Celebrity Centre all the time.”

Interesting. Will and Jada did open up a school that’s sinced closed. They also seem to parent their children under Scientology standards. I’ve always thought at least she was a Scientologist, but they probably both are.

Today, Jada clapped back at Remini via Twitter:

EYE ROLL. So your pretentious answer is telling me you’re definitely a Scientologist, thanks for clearing that up Jada.

Leah Remini is tough. First she takes on a scary cult, now she’s taking on Jada who looks like she would cut a bitch if she dare blink wrong. I have a feeling Remini could hold her own against anyone and isn’t the least bit scared of Jada, gay Tom, that mousy Handmaids Tale girl, or any other celebrity Scientologists.

Adam Sandler announces residency in Las Vegas

Adam Sandler is headed to Vegas.

The comedian will join Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez the Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey in Sin City as a featured act. Sandler is set to perform multiple shows starting in November at the trendy Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas.

He personally confirmed the news posting this on his official Twitter account:

In a statement posted to their website, The Cosmopolitan said Sandler will bring his “hilarious mix of stand-up comedy and satirical songs” to his shows. So far, only three dates have been listed. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

Mother! flops at the box office

Mother! the Darren Aronofsky film starring girlfriend Jennifer Lawrence only brought in $7.5 million dollars during it’s opening weekend. The movie boosts and impressive cast with Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfieffer and Ed Harris joining Lawrence. Aronofsky, the man behind Black Swan, The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream is one of the top filmmakers in the game. So what happened??

My guess is the confusing plot and Jennifer Lawrence.

What is Mother! about? Is it a drama? A thriller? They’ve been purposefully vague with how the film is categorized. Aronofsky’s usual fan base may not want to see a gory horror movie. Horror fans may not be drawn to something so vague and lacking in any real scares during the trailer. I love Aronofsky and will probably see it, but I have to be honest. I saw Wind River this weekend instead. (It was fantastic by the way.)

Another reason for such a bad opening weekend is Jennifer Lawrence. She’s quickly falling out of favor with the movie goers and her public relationship with Aronofsky may have been even more of a turn off. Lovers working together often spells disaster (Gigli anyone?)

Mother! flopped so bad, it’s movie studio, Paramount, released a statement today seemingly justifying their involvement in the film:

“This movie is very audacious and brave. You are talking about a director at the top of his game, and an actress at the top her game. They made a movie that was intended to be bold. Everyone wants original filmmaking, and everyone celebrates Netflix when they tell a story no one else wants to tell. This is our version. We don’t want all movies to be safe. And it’s okay if some people don’t like it.”

Were you one of the few people who saw Mother! this weekend? How was it?

 

Martha Stewart shades Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP

Martha Stewart was a guest on Watch What Happens Live on Thursday night and gave an interesting response to a viewer question.

When a caller asked her: “Are the rumors true that you are happy that Goop is having deceptive health issue claims?” (Goop is currently under investigation from a watchdog group, Truth in Advertising, for allegedly having “deceptive” health claims in their products.)

Stewart responded: “Who’s Goop?”

HAHAHA! Stewart knows all about GOOP and Paltrow but her snarky answers says it all. Who can forget Mariah Carey’s response when asked about Jennifer Lopez:

Emmy Awards – Best and Worst Dressed

Did you see the Emmy’s last night? I accurately picked 11 out of 14 of the acting/best show categories, so they continue to be boring and predictable. (Or I’m just a genius?) The fashion was full of sequins and bright colors, making this red carpet a bright spot in a boring awards show season.

Best Dressed

Nicole Kidman

Nicole is the queen of the red carpet. She never shies away from a bold color or interesting design. Last night, she did not disappoint in a stunning red, tea length Calvin Klein dress. The soft hair and perfect red lip complimented her look, while pink shoes brought the fun

Thandie Newton

The color is so dainty and feminine, while the fit is spot on. I love the beaded skirt and simple bodice. Her updo, smoky eye and dark nail polish perfectly compliment the dress.

Emmy Rossum

Another ballgown makes the cut with this stunning look from Emmy Rossum. The emerald ring and earrings add the right pop of color without overpowering the dress.

Issa Rae

The dress looked even better live compared to this photograph. The newest Cover Girl and star of Insecure looked glamorous and put together in custom Vera Wang.

Amanda Crew

This sparkle filled, color gradient gown screams Hollywood glamour. I love the gunmetal gray into yellow color. It fits her like a glove, yet still looks comfortable. She wisely wore her hair up as to not detract from the high neckline.

Laura Dern

Dern successfully pulled off a soft, feminine look last night with a flattering black and white dress, and wavy hair.

Worst Dressed

Tracee Ellis Ross

The cheap looking sequins, feathers, and belt are terrible alone but a disaster together. It looks like something she borrowed from her Mother, Diana Ross’s old closet.

Reese Witherspoon

The early 90s called. They want their power suit/dress combo back. The boxy fit makes Witherspoon appear bigger than she is and the color is kind of drab. I can’t imagine standing next to Nicole Kidman wearing this, can you?

Mandy Moore

Mandy could do a lot better! The tiered dress isn’t my favorite, but it’s the makeup that drives me nuts. The fuschia lipstick is the wrong pick for that dress. Her face and body look like two completely different looks and together, it’s a mess.

Lea Michele

Speaking of a mess… this is TERRIBLE. She needs to fire stylist Brad Goreski. He’s personally responsible for a lot of ‘worst dressed’ looks, just add this one to the list. Where to start? The unflattering fit? Color? Belt? Awful makeup? Weird greasy hair? Let’s just say the whole thing is awful.

Elisabeth Moss

I love a pale pink gown, but the fit and pleats on this one kill me! When Moss moved, the bust didn’t seem to fit and the back was gaping. The hair and makeup are ok, but the dress leaves a lot to be desired.

Claire Foy

This is the definition of severe. I give her credit for taking risks, but it didn’t pay off. The whole look also makes 33-year-old Foy appear much older.

Priyanka Chopra

Feathers were big this year with some success (Laura Dern) and some failures (Tracee Ellis Ross). This is another failure as the whole looks is WAY too much. Quilting, bling, feathers, and harsh makeup disguise Chopra’s natural beauty.

Sarah Paulson

Silver sparkles were clearly on trend last night, but Paulson’s version didn’t work. The ridiculous sleeves and awkward length couldn’t be less flattering. Her makeup is stunning but hard to notice with the trainwreck she’s wearing.

Who were your Best and Worst Dressed for the 2017 Emmy’s?

 

 

 

 

Song of the Day

Throwback Thursday

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse would have been 34 years old today. It’s tragic that such a talent is no longer with us. For her, it was effortless. She just had it and didn’t have to push or try. If you’re a regular reader, you know I love moody and depressing subject matter, especially when it comes to music. The pain in Amy’s songs was as dark and honest as they come.

Back to Black tells the story of being the other woman. It’s a true tale for Amy, written about her future ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. She was the other woman for a good chunk of their relationship until he married her. It ended badly as did Winehouse’s life. Check out the documentary Amy if you want to know more about her rise to fame. It’s a heartbreaker. Happy Birthday Amy. We miss you.

Studio version:

Fergie and Josh Duhamel Separate after 8 years of marriage

Who didn’t see this one coming? Today, they made it official. Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel are done after eight years of marriage. The couple released a joint statement today:

“With absolute love and respect we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year, to give our family the best opportunity to adjust, we wanted to keep this a private matter before sharing it with the public. We are and will always be united in our support of each other and our family.”

In January, they both posted on Instagram proclaiming their love for one another while celebrating their 8th anniversary:

happy 8th anniversary to my bae 💋💋

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8 years!! Love you babe.

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I guess things soured between then and now. Gossips have speculated that Fergie is more interested in partying and working on her new album than spending time with Josh and 4-year-old son Axl. There are also rumors her drug use has returned.

I’m not so sure she’s solely to blame as Duhamel admitted to cheating on the singer nine months into the marriage. He was also engaged when he met and started dating Fergie, so fidelity isn’t exactly his strong suit.

Whatever the reason for the split, hopefully they’ll be able to successfully co-parent Axl. He’s the cutest kid!

 

Poppy’s Picks: Emmys – Who Should and will Win on Sunday night

The Emmy Awards air this Sunday night on CBS. Stephen Colbert will host the show live from the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles, California.

If you follow me, you know I watch a lot of TV. This year was exceptional with really great shows, limited series and performances. Below is a list of nominees in each category. I’ve bolded who should win, but who will win is listed below every category. Check back Sunday night to see how I did!

Drama series

Better Call Saul, AMC
The Crown, Netflix
The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu
House of Cards, Netflix
Stranger Things, Netflix
This Is Us, NBC
Westworld, HBO

Will Win: This is Us

Better Call Saul and The Crown had the strongest seasons of any listed shows, but This Is Us is a network hit and critical darling poised for their moment.

Comedy series

Atlanta, FX
Black-ish, ABC
Master of None, Netflix
Modern Family, ABC
Silicon Valley, HBO
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix
Veep, HBO

Will win: Veep

Silicon Valley is genuinely funny and filled with wonderful performances but is consistently overlooked. Donald Glover’s Atlanta is fantastic and has a shot of taking the prize, but perennial favorite Veep always ends up on top at award shows.

Lead actor, drama series

Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC)
Anthony Hopkins, Westworld (HBO)

Will Win: Sterling K. Brown

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy/Saul is one of the most understated, honest and beautiful performances in the last few years. Award shows unfortunately don’t give out trophies for that type of performance and will favor the highly emotional Sterling K. Brown in This Is Us.

Lead actress, drama series

Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)

Will Win: Elisabeth Moss

Moss has all the momentum for her performance in The Handmaid’s Tale, but if you’re comparing ‘good’ acting Foy is by far superior. It’s more difficult to take on a real person (who is still alive) as opposed to a fictional character. Foy nails it as young Queen Elizabeth and deserves recognition.

Lead actor, comedy series

Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)
Zach Galifianakis, Baskets (FX)
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)
Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Will Win: Donald Glover

Donald Glover is wonderful in Atlanta, but I’d love to see Galifianakis rewarded for his exceptional work in Baskets.

Lead actress, comedy series

Pamela Adlon, Better Things (FX)
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC)
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Veep and Louis-Dreyfus are unstoppable at award shows, and this year will likely stay the same. Tracee Ellis Ross often plays the ‘straight man’ in comedies, a more difficult role than the clown. Her timing and acting is impeccable but she’s often overshadowed by co-star Anthony Anderson. Her acting against his is what makes the show work.

Supporting actor, drama series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)
John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)
Michael Kelly, House of Cards (Netflix)
David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us (NBC)
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)

Will Win: John Lithgow

This category is stacked, but Lithgow was unbelievable as Winston Churchill in The Crown. I can’t see the academy voting for anyone else.

Supporting actress, drama series

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC)
Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Will Win: Chrissy Metz

Hollywood loves to give recognition to ‘outsiders’ like Metz but Thandie Newton should take home a trophy for her remarkable work in Westworld. In a show full of heavy hitters (Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood), she gave the best performance.

Supporting actor, comedy series

Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Matt Walsh, Veep (HBO)

Will Win: Alec Baldwin

I’d be happy to see Louie Anderson, Tony Hale or Matt Walsh take it too, but Tituss Burgess gave the funniest performance of the year in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I can’t be the only one bored with Baldwin’s Trump can I? If they’re going to give an award to a Trump impersonator, it should go to Anthony Atamanuik.

Supporting actress, comedy series

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kathryn Hahn, Transparent (Amazon)
Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

Will Win: Kate McKinnon

McKinnon is funny but Bayer is an unsung hero. She’s been looked over at SNL and by critics during most of her tenure on the show, but she’s REALLY funny and deserves some recognition for her versatile performance.

Limited series

Big Little Lies (HBO)
Fargo (FX)
Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Genius (National Geographic)
The Night Of (HBO)

Will Win: Big Little Lies

Although Feud and The Night Of were fantastic, Big Little Lies knocked it out of the park with compelling storytelling and fantastic performances.

Lead actor, limited series or movie

Ewan McGregor, Fargo (FX)
Geoffrey Rush, Genius (National Geographic)
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)
John Turturro, The Night Of (HBO)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective (Masterpiece/PBS)
Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Will Win: Robert De Niro

Riz Ahmed had a breakout performance in The Night Of but the academy loves when movie stars like De Niro do television projects.

Lead actress, limited series or movie

Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Carrie Coon, Fargo (FX)
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Will Win: Nicole Kidman

This one was the most difficult for me to choose. Kidman was the standout performance in the best series of the year, among wonderful acting by her co-stars. I loved Feud: Bette and Joan and Jessica Lange’s performance as Joan Crawford completely broke my heart. I’d be fine to see her take it, but it’s Kidman’s time.

Supporting actor, limited series or movie

Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies (HBO)
David Thewlis, Fargo (FX)
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Bill Camp, The Night Of (HBO)
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of (HBO)

Will Win: Alexander Skarsgard

Tucci was entertaining in Feud: Bette and Joan, but Skarsgard gave depth and a fully fleshed out character to a part that could have easily been a stereotype.

Supporting actress, limited series or movie

Regina King, American Crime (ABC)
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies (HBO)
Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Will Win: Laura Dern

Dern gave a scene stealing performance in Big Little Lies and will take home the trophy. Davis and Hoffman will split the Feud supporter votes, and King has won a few times in recent years. Dern has been nominated for five Emmys but never took one home. This is her year.

Agree or disagree with my picks?? Sound off in the comments!