Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo to love his skin on ‘Sesame Street’

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I seriously hope Sesame Street goes on forever. Sure, it’s incredibly different to the program I grew up watching, but it’s so important for kids to watch programming that’s educational, empathetic and entertaining all at the same time rather than staring at meaningless shit on a glowing screen for hours on end.

Nowadays, Sesame Street relies a lot on celebrities to teach kids important lessons about everything from having a parent in jail to the newest episode, in which Lupita Nyong’o teaches Elmo to love his skin because we all need it to feel things and be ticklish. I love Lupita, and I really loved Sesame Street as a kid, so this is doubly adorable.

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Shia LaBeouf is Einstein to one crazy ass fan

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Shia LaBeouf is certainly not the portrait of mental and emotional stability, but a deranged fan who thinks he’s Einstein and threatened to blow up his house sorta takes the cake here.

From TMZ:

Shia just got a restraining order against Graciela Nahle … who apparently showed up at his house eating watermelon on the driveway and when the actor asked her to leave she screamed, “I am going to blow up your house! I am going to blow up the world! You are Albert Einstein and we belong together.”

According to the docs — obtained by TMZ — Nahle showed up at Shia’s house 3 times and he fears for his safety.

She’s been a thorn in Shia’s side for months, once showing up with an infant in her arms … claiming to have been best buds in a previous incarnation.

She’s been previously arrested for making criminal threats against the actor.

Nahle has been ordered to stay 100 yards clear of Shia.

Uh… why? Like, just why to the whole thing? I understand there are a lot of psychos in the world, but when it’s something this extreme – that someone claims she thinks Shia LaBeouf, of all people, is actually Albert Einstein (why Einstein?) and she’s going to blow up his house so that they can be together… that just comes off as some of Shia’s performance art to me. I’m not saying that’s what it is since clearly the police got involved – not that that means anything – but I don’t know, it’s all just too bizarre. I wouldn’t be surprised if Shia writes a long, artsy Twitter message about it all sometime soon.

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Jenny McCarthy already lost her wedding ring

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Jenny McCarthy retired her vibrators for good (or at least for a while) last month when she tied the knot with Donnie Wahlberg. It’s a match made in heaven, but the marriage didn’t particularly get off to a good start, especially since Jenny has already “lost” her ring after she took it off to have sex with her new husband.

From Good Day NY:

“I’ve already lost the ring. We were staying in a hotel and you can’t have a wedding ring on… it’s a little hard to get romantic with diamonds on your hand. I removed it and put it on the room service table and they came and turned down the room and the ring was gone… But you know what though? If you’re gonna lose your wedding ring, you should lose it that way.”

Does anyone want to clue Jenny in on the fact that she didn’t really “lose” her ring, but that it was clearly stolen by a member of the hotel’s staff? Is she honestly that thick? Sure, I suppose there’s a chance that the ring was swept off the table and got lost in a cranny of the carpet (????) but I feel like this is pretty obvious: one of the housekeepers took it because she left a very expensive piece of jewelry on the bedside table of a hotel room.