I feel like when I was a kid back in the ’80s, it wasn’t really a “thing” to bring celebrities to Sesame Street – at least not as commonplace as it is these days. It’s kind of cool, though, and a reflection of modern times and how kids learn. After all, from the time children are toddlers, they’re bombarded with pop culture from every angle, so seeing familiar famous faces is going to make them more likely to pick up on the lessons being taught, I suppose.
In any case, enough waxing poetic. Let’s just enjoy Ed Sheeran sing a song called ‘Two Different Worlds’ with a bunch of puppets, because it’s pretty great:
Because Kylie Jenner is the ripe old age of 17 and not getting any younger, and because you can never have enough millions of dollars, she’s now taken on the role as ambassador of the anti-aging skincare line Nip + Fab. The brand is the cheaper offshoot from the creators of Rodial, and Kylie’s been promo-ing their shit on her Instagram and directing fans to the Ulta website to buy it, which I’m sure these idiots are in droves.
Anyway, Nip + Fab are clearly loving the arrangement, and they’ve even arranged a part on their site entitled “Kylie’s Favorites”. Because, you know, I’m sure she totally uses their products and didn’t just pose whatever was sent to her PR people to post on social media before throwing it away to use something better.
Let’s be honest – 17 years old is WAY too young for anti-aging skincare. You use that when you’re nearing 30. For now, homegirl just needs to properly wash her face and moisturize it – oh, and wear sunscreen. Once she hits her 20s, she can start adding in a toner and serum, but anyone who believes that a 17-year-old is a good ambassador for anti-aging skincare needs a serious grip on reality. Not to mention the fact that employing anyone in the Kardashian/Jenner family for a skincare line is a fool’s errand. They never age – their plastic surgeon would never let that happen.
In what’s the least surprising bit of news ever, an anonymous “source” came forward recently to tell the world a big fat secret known by few (and by few I mean everyone with a working brain): Tom Cruise‘s entire life is run by Scientology. Literally, every part of it. Surprise!
“Scientologists run Tom’s life,” a source tells Us of Katie Holmes‘ ex, 52. “They are obsessive, and he is brainwashed by them.”
Another insider adds, “Tom has minders with him at all times, and he’s rarely in touch with family members who aren’t Scientologists.”
Yeah, that makes sense to me. But you know what – who cares? At the end of the day, Tom is a grown ass man, and if he wants to let a cult run his life, why not? It’s not hurting anyone else. Except, you know, the people in the “church” who go missing, are ex-communicated or otherwise destroyed for speaking out. Those people might not be so lucky.
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!
Guys, I have some terrible news. And some happy news! I’ll give you the terrible news first, though – this way when you’re crying over your keyboard, the happy news will cheer you up and stop the tears. Anyway, let’s get on with it. Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield – Hollywood’s favourite activist couple – are dunzo. They broke up. It’s over.
Now try to pull yourself together. After all, Emma wouldn’t want you to be sad. In fact, she’s determined to cheer herself up, as well, so she took herself to Disneyland with a bunch of friends and had a grand old time. That’s the good news.
Whoa, looks like F-U-N. Glad to see she’s living it up, I suppose!
As for how things were left with Andrew, don’t worry – it might not be 100% over. After all, they did date for 3 years! They’re just taking a little break for now.
“They had been fighting a lot and they hadn’t seen each other. They have both been working but they weren’t getting along,” one source tells Us of the possible soon-to-be exes.
If you were in need of a bizarre entertainment story to brighten up your Hump Day, you’re in luck, because I’ve got a real doozy for ya. Marilyn Manson is apparently suing some dude for sucker punching him during a fight that took place in a Canadian Denny’s.
Marilyn Manson flatly denies instigating the fight that went down in a Canadian Denny’s … in fact, he claims he got sucker punched and plans to sue the guy who allegedly socked him.
Manson’s manager tells TMZ the rocker was enjoying his late night meal when two girls approached him and asked for a photo. Manson says he obliged and never called either woman a “bitch” … as witnesses have claimed.
Marilyn says the guy came out of nowhere and hit him in the face. Manson says his security grabbed the guy, who then began screaming about blowing up Manson’s next concert.
Manson also claims the attacker elbowed his makeup artist in her face. He says they’re both going back to cops in Alberta to press charges.
This is such a bizarre story. Why would some random guy just hit him for no reason? Why would he call two fans bitches for no reason? (I mean, I know, misogyny, but it doesn’t really fit this story.) Frankly, whatever happened here, Marilyn better hope that lawsuit comes through because unfortunately, I think royalties from that ‘Sweet Dreams’ cover have well run out.