Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Melissa Rivers speaks for the first time since Joan Rivers’ death

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Melissa Rivers has been through some incredibly sad times lately – the rather sudden death of her mother Joan Rivers must be very hard to deal with, to say the very least, but she’s been so overwhelmed by the love and support from fans that she’s spoken out for the first time since Joan’s passing to offer her appreciation in a new WhoSay post.

As my son Cooper and I mourn the loss of my mother, we want to thank everyone for the beautiful cards and flowers conveying heartfelt messages and condolences, which continue to arrive from around the world and through social media. My mother would have been overwhelmed by the scope and depth of the love that people have expressed for her. It is certainly helping to lift our spirits during this time.

We are forever grateful for your kindness and support in continuing to honor my mother’s legacy, and for remembering the joy and laughter that she brought to so many.

Unfortunately, this is something she’s not likely to find much peace on for a while, given the recent revelations about Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic that performed the procedures which led to Joan’s cardiac arrest and eventual death.

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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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