Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Helen Mirren and Tom Hanks ride the subway

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Stars – they’re just like us! We’ve all got places to be and a limited amount of time, so it’s only natural that some celebs would be smart about the whole affair, skip the traffic on the streets and hit public transport. That’s exactly what Dame Helen Mirren decided to do when she hit up the R train over the weekend. Where was she going? Why the R train – doesn’t she know the Q & N run express?

Dame Helen isn’t the only one traveling smart – Tom Hanks also hit up the 1 train recently… and took up 2 seats, no less!

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Tsk tsk. I guess it’s okay since it wasn’t rush hour.

Have you ever been on a bus/train/plane with a famous person? I have a few times, but my very first experience was back in 2004 when Paris Hilton was on my Virgin America flight from LAX to JFK.

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ has a new trailer and it looks great

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The Super Bowl makes way for a lot of clever new advertisements, but it also tends to premiere trailers and clips for upcoming movies that we’re all excited about. One of those trailers was for Pitch Perfect 2, and it looks awesome! All our favourites are there – Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Rebel Wilson… basically, it’s going to be the best.

Pitch Perfect 2 isn’t out until May, so we’ve got a long time to wait, but I’m excited!

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The Red Power Ranger murdered his roommate this weekend

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The headline is probably a little misleading. A lot of people (well, I guess some?) probably think of a man named Austin St. John as the Red Power Ranger, but don’t worry – this isn’t about him! This is about Ricardo Medina Jr. who played the Red Power Ranger in a few movies and versions of the TV show. That dude killed his roommate this weekend with a sword he kept in his room. Yikes!

Here’s the LASD press release:

Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the stabbing death of a man.  The incident occurred shortly before 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, in the 38000 block of San Francisquito Canyon Road, Palmdale.

The victim was identified as Joshua Sutter, a 36-year-old male, who lived at the location with the suspect, identified as Ricardo Medina, also a 36-year-old male.

That afternoon, the victim and the suspect became involved in an argument, which turned into a physical altercation.  Suspect Medina retreated to his bedroom with his girlfriend, but Victim Sutter followed them and forced the door open.  Suspect Medina stabbed Victim Sutter once in the abdomen with a sword kept next to the bedroom door.

Suspect Medina called 9-1-1, remained at the location and was later interviewed by Homicide Bureau detectives.  He was booked for Murder at Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, where he is being held in lieu of one million dollars bail.

Whoa. That’s a bit crazy! I feel like this may have been an accident – which I know seems hard to believe given that Medina stabbed him with a sword and all – but maybe this was a self-defense thing? Who knows, but it’s pretty messed up.

For reference, this is Medina:

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Bobbi Kristina is not in good shape, Bobby Brown releases statement

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Such a sad situation – as you know, Bobbi Kristina was found face down and unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home on Saturday and has since been placed in a medically-induced coma to help with brain swelling. Things aren’t going well, since according to TMZ, Bobbi Kristina is on a ventilator and doctors have said that her brain function is “alarmingly low” – meaning even if she does wake up, it’s not clear if she’ll be able to function to any degree.

Bobbi’s father, Bobby Brown, released a statement yesterday to US Weekly:

“Privacy is requested in this matter. Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time.”

I know I’ve already said it, but this whole thing is so, so sad. Bobbi Kristina never really stood a chance, did she? I mean, she grew up with two parents who were drug addicts (to the point that they allegedly did drugs around her) and allowed her to be involved in the self-destructive world of substance abuse from an early age. When Whitney died, I think it pushed Bobbi over the edge – they were incredibly close and I just don’t think she could cope.

I hope she makes a turnaround, but if this was intentional, I don’t think there’s anything to keep Bobbi from trying again. Really, really unfortunate all around.

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Katy Perry had a grand ol’ time at the Super Bowl

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Katy Perry has been getting pumped up for her Super Bowl halftime show for a while now – posing on the cover of magazines, holding press conferences, racking up special guest stars… and finally, last night it was time for the BIG EVENT!

There was flying over the stadium, dancing sharks, fireworks (natch), MISSY ELLIOTT… it was craaaazy, and the whole thing went off as only a Katy Perry show could do. I thought it was a lot of fun, but I’m sure there’ll be some detractors.

Here it is again, just in case you missed it. What did you think of the Super Bowl halftime show?

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Colin Farrell wants Ewan McGregor to be proud of his big dick

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Ewan McGregor is Nylon Guys‘ cover star for their March 2015 issue, and in that issue, he talks about his life in Hollywood and his roles past and present. For some reason, there was commentary included from Colin Farrell, who really wanted to tell the world just how humble Ewan is about his apparently impressive dick:

“I don’t think Ewan is as proud of his penis as most men who are as well hung would—or should—or could be. I think that’s the greatest demonstration of his innate humility, that he doesn’t wear it like a badge of honor.”

Wow… well that’s special. Ewan McGregor kinda makes me want to vomit (as does Colin Farrell), so this story certainly didn’t have its intended effect on me, but I’m sure many ladies (and certain gents) out there will be impressed! I’d still love to know why this even came up, but perhaps some questions are better left unanswered.

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Justin Timberlake finally confirms Jessica Biel’s pregnancy

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It’s not as though it was a secret – after all, anyone with eyes could see her ever-growing “baby bump” (I really hate that phrase). Still, now we have official word: Justin Timberlake has finally confirmed that he and wife Jessica Biel are expecting their first child this year.

To celebrate his birthday, Justin posted the above photo to Instagram on Saturday with the following caption:

Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes! This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT. #BoyOrGirl #YouNeverKnow #WeDontEvenKnow #WeAreTakingBets

I actually am quite happy for these two. I don’t know much about Jessica because she keeps a low profile (which automatically makes me kind of like her) and I think Justin is hilarious and seems like a genuinely nice guy. They’ve been together for a while and I’m sure they’ll be great parents. Congrats to them!

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