It's a Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunion! The former couple participated in Dane Cook's Feelin’ A-Live, a virtual live table read of Fast Times at Ridgemont High, on Thursday.
The actors, as well as Jimmy Kimmel, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn and Julia Roberts, among others, teamed up for an unrehearsed, anything-goes table read of the 1982 coming-of-age film.
The twist was that even with some of the film's original stars present, including Penn, no one knew which iconic role would go to which A-lister!
Well, Aniston ended up playing Linda, and Pitt played Brad, lining them up for a spicy scene together. Fans understandably couldn't handle the "delightfully awkward and ironic and weirdly sweet" moment.
The hour-long event highlighted beloved scenes from the cult classic film, and served as a fundraiser for CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a humanitarian organization co-founded by Penn, and Reform Alliance in the fight against COVID-19. The streams featured a "donate" button onscreen, and you can also give by texting CORE to 707070. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti introduced Thursday's event, praising Penn's work in fighting the pandemic.
Feelin' Alive brought Pitt and Aniston back together again following their highly publicized reunion backstage at the SAG Awards earlier this year. The January run-in marked the first time they had been publicly photographed together since their divorce in 2005.
Reporters spoke with Cook, who is behind the table read, and he shared that reuniting the former couple wasn't really intentional. "I wish I could say that was my plan all along," Cook joked, adding that the reunion was something that just happened "as it started to come together."
Cook, however, added that he understood the level of interest. "They're fascinating people, and also because of the level of talent and philanthropy, when you have fascinating figures like that, of course you want to see them together," the comedian noted. "That's the magic, right? You want to see that spark."
Gigi Hadid is looking back at earlier times in her pregnancy. The 25-year-old model took to Instagram on Thursday to share throwback pics of her baby bump from earlier this summer.
"From about 27 wks 🥺💙 time flew," Hadid wrote on Instagram -- amid rumors that she's given birth. Fans were on high alert after seeing Hadid's father, Mohammad, reportedly post a message to his "little grandchild" on Wednesday.
A source told reporters that Hadid was pregnant in late April, and was already 20 weeks along. Based on that timeline, the model is set to give birth sometime this month. The pics shared on Thursday show her bump as it was starting to burgeon.
In July, a source told reporters that Hadid and her boyfriend, Zayn Malik, were "excited to welcome their daughter very soon."
"Gigi has been enjoying pregnancy and everyone around her knows she'll be the best mom," the source said. "Gigi publicly hasn’t shared much because she knows now is not the time to share everything as there is much more important things going on in the world like coronavirus and BLM. Gigi feels her platform is better used to highlight and bring awareness to those things right now."
"Gigi hasn’t been private with family and friends,". "She’s documented everything and shares photos and her progress with the people around her.”
Alien Huang’s Girlfriend Reveals He Told Her 2 Weeks Ago They Should “Not Get Married” In Case “Anything Happens To [Him]”
The shocking death of Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang has left his family, friends and fans in absolute grief. And one such person is his girlfriend, Wu Han Qun, popularly known as Qun Qun.
Despite being photographed several times in the neighbourhood where Qun Qun, a cheerleader of Taiwanese baseball team CTBC Brothers, lived, the pair had never admitted to their relationship. It was only after news of Alien’s death broke that Qun Qun revealed that they had been dating for the past one and a half years.
Alien, who was found lying outside his bathroom of his Sanhe Street home, is suspected to have died after suffering a heart attack and falling down. He was 36.
Posting a black and white throwback photo of Alien sleeping on Instagram late into the night yesterday, Qun Qun, 30, said she decided break their agreement and go public with their secret relationship as “it is too painful”.
“I know you think it is better for us to stay low-profile, so [we tell everyone] we are good friends. But I can no longer do this. It is too painful. I no longer care what the media and netizens write and how salty they are. I don’t want to pretend anymore,” she wrote.
She revealed that two weeks ago, Alien told her: “Let’s not get married… this way, if anything happens to me in future, you don’t have to be responsible and can marry someone else.”
“But Alien, I only want you… Life is really too difficult,” she grieved.
Qun Qun said that even though they had spent most of their time together at home, they were “very happy and never bored”, and she thanked Alien for constantly “taking care of her and pampering her”.
She also shared how “lucky” she was to have “met someone so compatible”, and that “every day, [she] thanks the Heavens for letting [her] meet [him]”.
She recalled how worried and helpless she felt when she was unable to reach him over the phone on the night the tragedy happened: “Wherever you go, whatever you do, whoever you are with, you would take a photo or video and send it to me. Unless you are working, regardless of the time, even when you are showering or sleeping, you will reply me immediately just so I can have peace of mind. But last night, I could not reach you. You were always the one who came looking for me. I don’t know how to contact you except by phone. It is when I realised I …really am powerless.”
When news of Alien’s death broke, Qun Qun was filming lifestyle show Queen. According to reports, when she learned of the tragic news, she immediately broke down and the shoot had to be put on hold. She left the TV station soon after.
Like his pal and fellow Mandopop star JJ Lin, Taiwanese singer Jay Chou really, really likes cars, and obviously has the financial means to fund his great love for them.
Last week, a Taiwanese tabloid spotted the 41-year-old rolling up to a basketball game in a brand new ride, namely, an iron grey Tesla that’s priced at over NT$3mil (S$140,000). It’s actually considered one of the ‘cheaper’ models he owns, as his garage is also said to contain a McLaren Senna, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Pagani Huayra, a Mercedes-Benz SLR 722, and a Lamborghini SUV, which was a Christmas-slash-birthday present from his wife Hannah Quinlivan.
All in all, it’s estimated that his entire car collection is worth at least NT$600mil (S$27.8mil). Whistles.
Of course, Jay doesn’t just splurge on himself — he’s more than willing to spend big bucks on his loved ones as well. Jay and Hannah have been on the lookout for a good international school for their two children, five-year-old Hathaway and three-year-old Romeo, and they have reportedly settled on a pretty posh-looking academy that, unsurprisingly, doesn’t come cheap.
The place they have selected is believed to be Morrison Academy, an international Christian school. (P/S: One of the school's famous alums is Taiwanese singer David Tao.) It offers courses from kindergarten to secondary level, and there are no more than 10 students per class at a time.
According to reporters, annual tuition costs almost NT$700,000 (S$32,600) for each student, including registration fees. This means that Jay would have to fork out around NT$1.4mil (S$65,000) a year for both Hathaway and Romeo if they really were to sign up. Not that we think it’d be any trouble to someone with a reported net worth of NT$6bil (S$279mil), of course.
This isn’t the first time Jay has been in the news for his international school-hunting endeavours. In 2017, he was rumoured to be enrolling Hathaway at the Taipei European School, which also costs S$65,000 a year, but it looks like he may have changed his mind (or the reports were never true to begin with).
While Jay and Hannah have both apparently agreed to send their kids to an international school, the couple isn’t always on the same page when it comes to their parenting styles and beliefs. For instance, Hannah has confessed that she can be quite an anxious and strict mum who insists on only feeding her babies anything that is free of salt, oil, and seasonings. It was only when she saw a little girl around Hathaway’s age happily eating French fries that she finally decided to loosen up a bit.
Jay, on the other hand, is much more relaxed. Hannah once shared the story of how Jay tried to calm Hathaway down on a flight by promising to let her eat ice cream if she behaves. When Hathaway finally fell asleep, Hannah thought there was no longer any need to give her the ice cream, but Jay insisted on keeping his promise and let his daughter have her treat.
This made Hannah angry, until she considered what he said in response (“If I say it, I’ll do it”) and thought it was the right attitude to have. And honestly, what’s wrong with letting a little kid have ice cream every now and then?
Daisy Dove Bloom isn't even a month old yet -- but she's only got to know one thing: "Uncle Luke's got it handled." As Luke Bryan told reporters on Monday, he's prepared to teach Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's newborn daughter everything she needs to know about being a "country girl."
"I have multiple gifts for this child that require massive packaging and boxing, so Katy, get ready!" he advised. "Whatever she needs to be a country girl, outdoor girl, I've got it all going to Katy and Orlando."
"Uncle Luke's got it handled!" he promised.
Bryan got his first (virtual) look at little Daisy while speaking with Perry on Monday. "We were talking about some other stuff, but I got to see my first pictures of that beautiful human being," he gushed. "I'm so happy for them and can't wait to see her in person."
"I know Katy's a proud... I'm sure she'll be bringing her around the Idol set," he added.
Bryan, Perry and Lionel Richie will all be returning as judges on season 4 of American Idol, set to kick off later this year.
"We will be in person together," Bryan confirmed. "One big happy, crazy family giving Lionel anxiety."
In the meantime, fans can see Bryan at Wednesday's ACM Awards. The "One Margarita" singer -- who is once again nominated for Entertainer of the Year -- has been hard at work preparing for his performance.
"I've had my first COVID test because of the ACMs," he told reporters. "My whole band, my whole crew, everybody with me had to have it done."
It's safety first at this year's awards ceremony. Then a lot of fun.
"Just when I thought I was gonna have the most viewed section of the show, Taylor [Swift] announces [she's performing]," Bryan joked. "Heck, it's Taylor Swift. She's such an amazing person and really set the tone on how you ought to treat your fans and how you ought to work hard in this business. So heck, I'm so excited to see her coming on the show."
"And obviously when you look at Keith Urban hosting and Pink... I mean, that's the beauty of this show -- a lot of talented and wonderful people on the stage," he added. "I think it'll be a great night for country music and all music."
The ACM Awards air Wednesday on CBS.
Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell and his wife, Leighanne, celebrated a major milestone on Sept. 2 -- their 20th wedding anniversary. Reporters exclusively sat down with the couple at their Atlanta home for their big wedding anniversary -- as well as their 17-year-old son, Baylee -- and they shared how they've been able to maintain such a strong marriage for two decades.
The couple met on the set of the Backstreet Boys' music video for their 1997 hit, "As Long as You Love Me." Brian remembers every little detail and calls the moment one of his most cherished memories of their entire relationship.
"It was just kind of a smack-in-the-face whirlwind of life-changing events that happened right there when we met," he says. "I had a chance to see Leighanne's headshot on the way there, it was about 4:15 in the morning, I was in a van, headed to the shoot, and I saw her photo at the bottom of the stack and it said 'Leighanne Wallace,' and I was like, 'Wow, I have to remember that name.'"
"We ran into each other at that perfect time," he continues. "Neither one of us were looking for love. We didn't really need it at that time, we were focused on our careers and that's just kind of how life happens. It is a blessing that we were opened to this joint venture."
The two recall Leighanne actually turning Brian down when he asked her out for a drink on the night they met because she already had plans.
"She shot me down, and then she goes, 'I am free for tomorrow night,' and I said, 'Well, I did not ask you for tomorrow night, I asked you for tonight,'" Brian says. "I was trying to play hard to get."
Leighanne shoots back, "Well, the question was, 'Did you want to go out tomorrow night?' It was mutual, but again, it was surprising."
Of course, the two eventually started dating and got married in 2000. Brian says the secret to their relationship is compromise.
"You know, a relationship is a work in progress, especially a marriage, and you have to work together," he notes. "You have to be a team. You have to access things in life as a team, it can't be a one-sided thing. Some of the best marital advice I got was from our pastor who married us. ... He said marriage is not 50/50, it's 100 and 100, which, I really like that."
"To be honest with you, I think we are constantly changing," he adds. "I think we are constantly growing, constantly evolving, trying to better ourselves and better our relationship and our family, better our surroundings."
Leighanne stresses that they consciously strive to change together and not apart.
"I think that is one thing that we have been working on because marriages fail because you change separately, and maybe because of your kids and your career -- things going on -- it's easier to separate," she notes. "So if you stay together -- which we always have and try to grow together -- I think that is huge."
"It's just communication," she adds. "It all goes back to that and to really just be real."
ET was actually with Brian and Leighanne for their wedding vow renewals in 2010. The couple watched the priceless footage alongside Baylee -- himself a country singer, following in his father's musical footsteps -- who says he does remember the special day despite being only six years old at the time.
"I remember one thing that was very significant about the whole party was it was my bedtime and I was not having it," Baylee recalls. "I just did not want to go to bed. You guys were like, 'All right, come on.' Like, what was it, 10 o'clock back then? You're like, 'It's past 10, you go to bed.' And I'm like, 'I want to have fun.' I'm like, 'You guys are gonna have fun without me.' You know, I just remember going to bed."
Meanwhile, Brian says their marriage is even better 10 years later.
"I think asking us 10 years ago do we value each other more 10 years ago than we do today, I think we value each other much more today after 20 years, and it will continue, I hope as long as you will have me," he adorably tells his wife.
Still, there has also been some tough times in their marriage. One moment they'll never forget is Leighanne canceling her scheduled Sept. 11, 2001 flight from Boston to LAX at the last minute because she had a bad feeling. The flight ended up crashing into the World Trade Center.
Brian comments of the miracle moment, "I think we have lived many lives together on this journey. We are just blessed to have each other and I think I am blessed to have you in every way. Don't get me crying."
As for what the two have learned about one another over the years, LeighAnne jokes that her husband is a hoarder.
"He cannot keep a clean closet," she shares. "That's the bad thing I know about you. The good thing is that your heart just gets bigger and bigger and I had no idea that it could get so big and be so sweet."
Meanwhile, Brian marvels at his wife's strength.
"You know, when we first met, I knew that she was a strong woman, but I just didn't know the depth of how strong she really is," he shares. "I mean, I know she brings the best out of me. I say that constantly, and I hope that I can just bring a little greatness out of her 'cause she just kind of exudes it. But I just didn't really understand the depth of her strength. She's an amazing woman."
We wonder what Hongkong actor Joe Ma, 52, thinks of people calling his overachieving 21-year-old son, Zai Xiang, the "upgraded version" of him. But we have a feeling Joe is secure enough to deal with that.
The Australia-based Zai Xiang, who is studying mechanical engineering in Sydney, returned to Hongkong recently and the part-time model wasted no time in booking his first commercial shoot. And according to the preview photos released by the brand, he's sharing the spotlight with his dad. Joe shared, “I’ve worked with this brand for five years, and it’s been a very pleasant experience. The brand has also watched my son grow up, so they invited him to be part of it too.”
When reporters asked the actor about how much he and his son were paid to do a commercial together, Joe would only say that it was a “price that made everyone happy”. He then added that he is overjoyed to be a part of Zai Xiang's first commercial.
There have been rumours that Zai Xiang has signed an exclusive contract with Shaw Brothers’ talent agency, which would make him label mates with his dad. Neither the agency nor Joe has acknowledged the speculation, which has only led netizens to assume that the rumours are true.
Although the media didn’t get an opportunity to speak to Zai Xiang, they noted that he’s able to hold his own next to Joe, though he did constantly ask his dad for tips on how to look good for the camera.
But as you can tell from the pics, it's not like he needed them.
Thirsty netizens were clearly excited to learn about the photo shoot, with one such netizen quipping: "My friend asked me to choose between Joe and Joe junior, but why should I choose when I can ogle both of them at the same time?”
Everyone knows Mandopop king Jay Chou has several great loves in his life (besides his wife Hannah Quinlivan and their two kids, of course), and that's music, magic, bubble tea, fancy cars, and last but not least, basketball. The star often takes time out of his busy schedule to shoot some hoops with friends — just check out all the clips on his ‘gram — and it looks like he's been widening his circle of basketball buddies.
Choreographer Delia Tseng posted several pictures that were taken during a game with Jay, Hannah, and a group of other friends. FYI, Delia also happens to be the wife of Taiwanese billionaire Terry Gou, who is the founder of Apple manufacturer Foxconn and was once Taiwan’s richest man with a reported net worth of US$6.3bil (S$8.6bil). Guess tai tai life isn’t just all about high tea parties in designer dresses.
What’s more, the other players have been identified as Taipei City councillor Keng Wei as well as Patty Tsai, who is married to Taiwanese politician Sean Lien aka the son of former Taiwanese vice president Lien Chan. Needless to say, the eclectic and unexpected gathering between such notable figures in entertainment, business, and politics certainly got the internet buzzing.
Netizens also found it fascinating to see the ladies, who usually look all prim, proper, and dressed up, sweating it out in athleisure. Even Taiwanese socialite Aimee Sun was amazed, and said that she intends to learn how to play basketball so she can join them as well.
As it turns out, Delia’s got some pretty mad skills on the court, or at least that’s what’s been derived from her conversation with Patty in the comments section of the latter’s post. According to Patty, Delia did a good job at blocking her shot, and it’s clear from the pictures just how into the game everyone was.
It’s no secret just how much Jay adores basketball. Besides indulging in regular games with his celebrity pals, he formed his own three-on-three league two years ago and was one of the team leaders on Chinese basketball variety show Dunk Boys.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is reflecting on the highs and lows of his life, from his gorgeous wedding to Lauren Hashian in 2019 to losing his father earlier this year. ET has an exclusive preview of the latest episode of YouTube series, Behind the Lens, which features a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Johnson’s new book, The Rock: Through the Lens: His Life, His Movies, His World.
The book is a collaboration with Hiram Garcia, Johnson’s longtime collaborator, photographer and producing partner.
“This entire book captures so many moments -- some I knew you were taking, some I didn't know you were taking,” Johnson says while discussing the project with Hiram in a clip from Behind the Lens.
One of the moments Garcia captured was Johnson, 48, preparing to speak at the funeral of his father, Rocky Johnson, who died in January.
“I remember saying, ‘I have no idea what to say for my dad's eulogy,’” he says. “I started jotting a few things down and I delivered a eulogy two hours later.”
The book also highlights Johnson’s bond with late young fan, Gabriel Singleton, aka Tater, who died at the age of seven from cancer. The youngster got to visit Johnson on the set of Baywatch before he passed away.
In Behind the Lens, which fans can see more of from Monday night on Johnson’s YouTube page, the star also discusses how people thought he was going to propose when he bent down to pick up his daughter, Jasmine, during his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in 2017.
“I walked towards Lauren and I start to bend down and my mom and Lauren thought I was going to propose!” he shared. “They were like, ‘Ahhhh ...’ I went, ‘Come here, let me [take] Jazzy.’”
“Afterwards everyone’s like, ‘Uh, we thought you were going to propose, in that moment.’ I’m like, ‘No, not in front of everybody.’”
Johnson did eventually pop the question and the two tied the knot in August 2019.
It's been a lifelong dream of Kaitlyn Bristowe's to compete on Dancing With the Stars, and Monday night, she finally made it happen!
During the dance competition show's season 29 premiere, the former Bachelorette absolutely slayed her routine, a lively, show-stopping Cha Cha to "Stupid Love" by Lady Gaga.
Performing with her pro partner, Artem Chigvintsev, Bristowe pulled out all the stops, costumes and all. The reality star wore a bright yellow fringe dress, with her hair half-up, half-down.
"Artem, nice to see you back where you belong! And Kaitlyn, what a Cha Cha. You really got it going on during week one. It was so good," judge Bruno Tonioli raved, with Derek Hough adding, "A great first dance, a beautiful Cha Cha ... well done."
Bristowe received a total score of 20/30 from the judges.
Speaking to reporters last week, Bristowe revealed that fellow Bachelorette (and season 28 mirrorball champion!) Hannah Brown gave some advice, as well as a gift, ahead of the premiere.
"Last night I used the foot bath that she gave me. It's like, an ice bath and I just loaded that thing up with ice. I was like, 'Oh this is gonna feel so good,'" Bristowe said at the time. "I don't know if you've ever tried an ice bath, but the worst thing I've ever done. But she gave me the ice bath."
"She said the same thing as everyone else, 'Enjoy it. It goes by so fast.' So, even every blister on my foot, I look at with love right now," she added. I'm like, 'Hey you, you're doing what you're supposed to be doing.'"