I know this story is from early yesterday, but it’s good enough to still get plenty of mileage today, too. Adam Levine, he of Maroon 5 fame, was headed to Jimmy Kimmel‘s Hollywood studio this week when someone sugar bombed him on his way in.
Adam was busy greeting fans at the time the dude struck, and it’s unclear what is motive was. Maybe he was being topical, given the band’s latest single? Security took him away soon after, but Adam looked none too pleased with the “attack”. Ah, well. He lived!
To be honest, I’m not really sure what to make of claims that Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin are “happier than ever”, considering the last thing we heard is that they broke up weeks after getting together. I mean, sure, they’d had dinner togethersince, but there doesn’t seem to be much of an actual romance there… OR IS THERE?
Since the Hunger Games star returned to Los Angeles from Massachusetts after two months of shooting the upcoming biopic Joy, she and the Coldplay rocker have been “happier than ever,” a source close to Lawrence tells PEOPLE in the magazine’s new issue. “They have been spending a lot of time together.”
Aside from getting together for “quality time,” the low-key couple – who were last spotted publicly in New York City over Easter weekend – have also spent time with their pals. “He’s made an effort to get to know her friends,” says the source.
The singer, who finalized his divorce from ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow, 42, last month, “is romantic and thoughtful,” says the source. “He always makes Jen feel beautiful.”
Frankly, I’ve always been a fan of this coupling, but if there is indeed a relationship going on there, I don’t think it’s a very serious one, nor is it one that’s going to last for very long. Especially considering that Gwyneth is keeping a vice grip on the situation. Obviously they have kids together and will always co-parent, but for some reason, I feel like JLaw isn’t quite refined enough to be around Apple and Moses for Gwyn’s taste. Maybe I’m wrong, and I HOPE I AM, but I’d say they’ll be parting ways again soon.
Because I don’t keep up with these things, it was a surprise to me to learn that Jared Leto is playing The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. But he is! It’s all happening! And now we have what appear to be “first look” pictures, not only of Jared on set in some amount of makeup, as seen above, but also a grainy picture of him holding a picture of himself in what might be full makeup, even though you can’t really make it out clearly since this picture was likely taken from like 3 blocks away with an extreme zoom lens.
What do we think, then? Will Jared do it justice? It’s a pretty iconic role, after all.
Yeah, yeah, there are a lot of TV trailers today – deal with it, they’re all coming out these past few days. This one is a bit different, however, since it’s not for an established show but rather a new one. Netflix has released a preview of their upcoming original series Grace & Frankie, which has an amazing cast but is probably aimed more towards the 50+ age group than the youngins’. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that, though – retirees gotta watch TV too, and frankly, I’ll probably check out at least the first episode myself.
Grace & Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as friends whose husbands, played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson, leave the women… to marry each other. The series follows the lives of the four after this fact, and it looks pretty funny. Also, it’s nice to see a show like this involving people in an atypical age group, frankly.
Frances Bean Cobain has seemingly escaped the bullshit that her parents created. She stays out of the spotlight and out of trouble, seems pretty level-headed, isn’t a drug addict… all in all, I’d say she’s doing pretty well, wouldn’t you? Now she’s talking even more sense in a rare Q&A with Rolling Stone, in which she admits that she doesn’t like Nirvana all that much (join the club) and that her father, Kurt Cobain, wasn’t really all that.
Do you remember the first time you heard a Nirvana record – and knowing that was your father? I’ve talked to Sean Lennon about this. He had a few more years with his dad that you did. But for him, the records were a road into understanding his father after he was gone. I don’t really like Nirvana that much [grins]. Sorry, promotional people, Universal. I’m more into Mercury Rev, Oasis, Brian Jonestown Massacre [laughs]. The grunge scene is not what I’m interested in. But “Territorial Pissings” [on Nevermind] is a fucking great song. And “Dumb” [on In Utero] – I cry every time I hear that song. It’s a stripped-down version of Kurt’s perception of himself – of himself on drugs, off drugs, feeling inadequate to be titled the voice of a generation.
“There is, with any great artist, a little manic-ness and insanity. Tropic of Cancer is one of my favorite books. And [author] Henry Miller had this work ethic, where he would get out of bed every day and force himself to write five pages. It taught me that if you do the work, you progress. So many people are content to settle. My dad was exceptionally ambitious. But he had a lot thrown on him, exceeding his ambition. He wanted his band to be successful. But he didn’t want to be the fucking voice of a generation.”
The entire Q&A is worth reading, and Frances does seem pretty chill, if a bit disillusioned, which is to be expected, I suppose, given all she’s been through in her life. I also find it interesting that she refers to her father by his first name rather than just “Dad”. But again, she never really knew him, so I can’t blame her there, either.
How is it possible that we’ve never written about Barry Manilow here on EBG before today? It seems nearly criminal, but that is indeed the case. But there’s no day like today, especially when we’ve got big news like this: Barry Manilow got married to his longtime manager, Garry Kief.
“It was a surprise,” a friend of the couple says of the wedding, which was held at Manilow’s Palm Springs, California, home and attended by “20 to 30 guests” who had been told they were attending a “lunch.”
Though the couple chose to keep the wedding completely private and did not sign any official paperwork, Manilow and Kief both wear wedding bands and “are committed to one another and have been for a very long time,” a Manilow source says. “They have a great relationship. Garry has always been there for Barry.”
News of the nuptials may come as a surprise to some Manilow fans, but the source says the “Copacabana” singer has never tried to hide his sexual orientation.
“He’s at a point now where he’s got his career and personal life in a great place and he really doesn’t care what people think,” the source says. “He’s in love and happy.”
Cute! I have to say, I did get a bit of a shock when I saw he got married to a man, but I have no idea why, because OF COURSE Barry Manilow is gay. Duh!
Anyway, Barry is 71 years old, showing you’re never too old to find love. Get it, Barry!
Bruce Jenner has been planning a lengthy sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer for ABC for several months, though it was unknown when said interview would air – until now, that is. ABC revealed yesterday that a two hour special aptly titled Bruce Jenner – The Interview will air Friday, April 24th at 9pm.
The interview was apparently filmed a couple of months ago, right around the time his intention to transition became public (though “became public” seems like a stretch since Bruce has never confirmed this, even to this day), so it should be interesting to see what’s discussed.
“Bruce’s primary goal is to bring awareness to this issue in order to help others [in the transgender community],” a source told PEOPLE. “He is not sure that E! and a reality show is the best format to do that.”
Jenner “wants this to be taken seriously so that [his situation] can have the most positive impact on society’s perception of the transgender community,” said the source.
Incidentally, the entire Kardashian clan is due to be out of the country in Armenia when this interview airs. April 24th is also apparently the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, but the Kardashians have claimed their trip to Armenia on that date has nothing to do with that, so… yeah.