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KERRY WASHINGTON TALKS MET GALA BUT STAYS MUM ABOUT PREGNANCY RUMORS
Kerry Washington appeared on Good Morning America on Monday (May 2nd) in anticipation of the 2016 Met Gala which was held in New York City last night. The Scandal star spoke about preparing for the big event but did not address the pregnancy rumors that started after she sported what appeared to be a baby bump at the White House Correspondents Dinner over the weekend.
Kerry said, "I think for me this night is really strictly about fashion. A lot of other events...the Oscars are about film-making, the Emmys are about excellence in television...but this night is really about fashion as art and celebrating the Met and celebrating the history of great fashion and how it fits into our context of American art/international art."
- She also went on to offer some tips on picking an outfit saying, "You have to be able to touch your own lipstick and wear a dress you can eat in."
- This year's Gala theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
MET GALA HIGHLIGHTS:
- Co-chair Taylor Swift walked the red carpet wearing Louis Vuitton. Her look has drawn comparisons to The Pretty Reckless singer and former Gossip Girl actress Taylor Momsen.
- Sarah Jessica Parker was one of the first celebrities mocked on social media with comparing her look to Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton.
- Kate Upton confirmed her engagement to Justin Verlander on the red carpet where she showed off her engagement ring.
- Karolina Kurkova wore a Marchesa gown that had lights which changed colors as people reacted to it on social media.
HULK HOGAN IS SUING GAWKER MEDIA AGAIN
The fight between Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media may be starting all over again. He has filed a new lawsuit accusing the company of leaking a transcript of his racist rant that were part of sealed court documents from their sex tape case.
The recording was made in 2007 while Hogan was discussing his daughter's relationship with his sex tape partner, Heather Clem. National Enquirer quoted the former WWE star as saying, "I mean, I'd rather if she was going to f*** some n****r, I'd rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n****r worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we're all a little racist. F***ing n****r."
- The new lawsuit claims that the leak resulted in his income being cut off and his global brand being tarnished forever.
- Gawker has denied being responsible for the leak but the suit also alleges that they had threatened to release the transcripts for months before they were finally published. Gawker CEO Nick Denton even posted a blog entry about how Hogan's "real secret" would be coming to light shortly and editor A.J. Daulerio tweeted a link to the Enquirer story to him along with "XOXOXO."
- Hulk is also targeting Florida residents whom he believes sent at least one of the sex tapes to Gawker.
- It is unclear how much he is seeking in the new case.
- He was awarded $140 million against the company back in March for posting the sex tape.
KELLY RIPA AND MICHAEL STRAHAN THANKS FANS AND STAFF FOR DAYTIME EMMY WIN
Michael Strahan and Kelly Ripa continue to keep a united front as co-hosts of Live!. They kicked off Monday's (May 2nd) show by reacting to their Daytime Emmy win over the weekend for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
Neither Kelly nor Michael attended the ceremony which was held in L.A. on Sunday night (May 1st) but they walked on-set with their trophies in hand and tapped them together in celebration. Michael also said, "There are so many people here who work that you don't see who are behind the scenes. And I know we sit up here in front of the camera but they're the ones who make this show go. They're the ones who deserve every award. It's about a team and that's what we have here. So congratulations to everyone here at Live!."
- Kelly and Michael also won the award last year.
- As previously reported, it is rumored that Michael and Kelly have had a tense relationship for years leading up to his exit from the show later this month. Kelly allegedly took issue with the fact that he seemed to be using the show as a jumping off point for his post-NFL career.
- A source explained to E! News, "Things have been tense with them behind the scenes for a long time. It's just more clear to the audience now."
Last night (May 2nd) on Dancing With The Stars, during Icons Night, both Von Miller and Kim Fields were sent home in a double elimination.
Host Tom Bergeron revealed the three couples in jeopardy which included Wanya Morris and his partner Lindsay Arnold, Fields alongside her partner Sasha Farber, and Miller with his partner Witney Carson. The results of the combined total of judges scores and viewer votes sent Kim and Von home. "I didn't see this coming at all but I'm very grateful for the opportunity" said Fields after her elimination.
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PEOPLE ARE PISSED THAT ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY SPOILED 'GAME OF THRONES'
This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly features Kit Harington on the cover and many people are pissed that it reveals the fate of Jon Snow which was addressed on Sunday's (May 1st) episode of Game of Thrones.
The magazine typically unveils its covers the day before they hit newsstands on Fridays but Kit's cover was posted to their website on Monday (May 2nd) along with the headline "He's Alive!" written in large font. It didn't take long for the cover to make its way to social media and the backlash to begin.
- Kit says in the accompanying interview, "It's a massive season for Jon. It's his biggest season for him so far." He also apologizes for the months of speculations and lies about the characters fate saying, "Sorry. I'm glad that people were upset that he died. I think my biggest fear was that people were not going to care. Or it would just be, 'Fine, Jon Snow's dead.' But it seems like people had a, similar to the Red Wedding episode, kind of grief about it."
BLAC CHYNA'S HOUSE WAS ROBBED: A safe located in Blac Chyna's house was robbed over the weekend in L.A. Over $200,000 in cash and jewelry was taken. The thief has not yet been caught but it is believed to have been an inside job. Rob Kardashian noticed the missing items and contacted the authorities. It is unclear whether the robbery is also tied to the sex tape featuring Chyna and her ex, Tyga, that is currently being shopped around.
WOMAN COMES FORWARD WITH PRISON LETTER FROM JARED FOGLE: A woman who felt sympathy for Jared Fogle because he seemed nice when she met him in person years ago wrote him a letter in prison but was "horrified" by the letter he sent back. Jared wrote, "I made a couple of mistakes but nothing like the media reports have said. They are making me into some sort of monster which is absolutely not true. I'm currently appealing my prison sentence and am hoping for the best with it. Bottom line, my director of my foundation and friend did some bad stuff and tried to throw me under the bus with him." The letter takes a turn when Jared requests that she send pictures of herself and continues, "Are you dating anyone? I need you in my life big time. I've thought a lot about you over the years but had no way to contact you." Jared will appear in court again on May 20th for the appeal of his 15+ year sentence.
BRANDI GLANVILLE IS COOL WITH LEANN RIMES: Brandi Glanville may finally be letting go of her beef with LeAnn Rimes. Both women attended a soccer game that Brandi's son was playing in over the weekend. They even exchanged a hug in a moment that happened to be captured by paparazzi photographers. This news comes less than a week after Brandi tweeted her ex-husband, Eddie Cibrian, and LeAnn wishing them a happy anniversary.
ADAM RODRIGUEZ IS MARRIED: Magic Mike XXL star Adam Rodriguez is off the market. He and model Grace Gail married on Monday (May 2nd) in a ceremony in Tuscany, Italy in front of family and friends. Magic Mike screenwriter Reid Carolin officiated the ceremony.
ZAC EFRON REVEALS WHAT MAKES HIM HAPPY: Zac Efron is happy to focus on his career following his break-up with Sam Miro. He revealed to People magazine over the weekend, "Try and find what really motivates you, find what you love, and do your best to keep searching for that thing. Work hard when you find it." Zac added, "Every time I find myself afraid of anything, or scared to do something, and that is what is going to prevent me from doing it, usually that is when I try and do it, because usually that is when I find that it was something that I needed to do. So if there is something that you are afraid of doing in life that could lead to something, or an opportunity that you're afraid of or nervous of, go for it."
OPRAH TO STAR IN HBO MOVIE: Oprah has signed on to star in an HBO adaptation of the bestselling nonfiction book by Rebecca Skloot called The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. She will be playing Deborah Lacks -- daughter of the title character. The movie will be directed by George C. Wolfe. Production will begin this summer.
THE ROCK RELEASES NEW APP: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has released a new motivational app called The Rock Clock. The free app is an alarm clock created to help people fulfill their goals. Users enter their personal goal along with a completion date and then set a morning alarm selected from 25 alerts all picked by The Rock himself. He also appears in motivational videos and messages to help inspire you.
'FROZEN' FANS WANT ELSE TO GET A GIRLFRIEND: Social media users started using "#GiveElsaAGirlfriend" on Monday (May 2nd) to urge Disney to give the Frozen character a girlfriend. Some people championed the idea arguing that the LGBT community should be represented in the Disney universe but others fought against in believing that it has no place in a children's movie. One user tweeted, "#giveelsaagirlfriend if it's 'okay' for a girl to date a beast&sexualize a fish, then ofc its okay to date the same gender. #loveislove"
'SCANDAL' MAY BE PUSHED TO MIDSEASON: The sixth season of Scandal may be pushed to midseason on ABC in light of Kerry Washington's pregnancy. The network has yet to make an announcement either way but they will be unveiling their fall lineup in the next few weeks. They previously cut the show's episode order and gave Kerry less screen time when she was pregnant during the show's third season.
'SPACE JAM 2' IS OFFICIALLY HAPPENING: Space Jam 2 is officially in the works with LeBron James attached to star. Variety is reporting that Justin Lin is in talks to direct. He and Andrew Dodge are working on the script. LeBron previously acted in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck.
MISTY COPELAND GETS HER OWN BARBIE DOLL: A Barbie Doll inspired by Misty Copeland was unveiled on Good Morning America on Monday (May 2nd.) The doll is wearing the "Firebird" costume that Misty says pays tribute to the role that got her to wear she is today. Misty also said, "She has muscles, and calves, and thighs, and a bust. That was important to me. We're celebrating that. It's beauty. You can be a ballerina and look like this."
HULU MAY SOON OFFER LIVE-STREAMING: Hulu may start offering live channels as part of a new virtual TV subscription bundle. The company has apparently been working with Disney, 21st Century Fox and NBC Universal to start offering the service. The service is being compared to Dish's Sling TV and Playstation's Vue.
FREEFORM TO AIR OLD DISNEY CHANNEL SHOWS: Freeform has announced plans for a late-night block of programming that will feature old Disney Channel shows. That's So Throwback will air Monday through Thursday from midnight to 2 AM. Friday nights will feature Disney Channel Original Movies. The block kicked off last night (May 2nd) with That's So Raven, Lizzie McGuire, Hannah Montana and Kim Possible.
STUDY REVEALS WHY 'BIGGEST LOSER' CONTESTANTS GAIN THE WEIGHT BACK
A new study by the federal research center is attempting to explain why so many contestants from NBC's The Biggest Loser end up gaining their weight back. Scientist Kevin Hall followed contestants from the show's eighth season for six years following their weight loss success and recently published his findings.
The study found that 13 of the 14 contestants gained weight again and four of them are now heavier than they were before the show. The research indicated that their metabolisms were pretty much destroyed by the intense fitness and diet routine and never recovered in the years that followed which indicates that their bodies were fighting to bring the weight back on. Obesity and diabetes researcher Dr. Michael Schwartz reacted to the findings to the New York Times saying, "The key point is that you can be on TV, you can lose enormous amounts of weight, you can go on for six years, but you can't get away from a basic biological reality. As long as you are below your initial weight, your body is going to try to get you back."
- The Biggest Loser's resident doctor, Robert Huizenga, responded to the recent findings with some skepticism. He wrote, "Unfortunately, many contestants are unable to find or afford adequate ongoing support with exercise doctors, psychologists, sleep specialists, and trainers -- and that’s something we all need to work hard to change."
- The study also found that the contestants were constantly dealing with hunger, cravings and binges due to lower levels of leptin -- a hormone that controls hunger.