Jeff Goldblum for GQ UK”: He says: ‘Yes, I’m a flirt but I’ve never been creepy’
The Jurassic Park star Jeff Goldblum has admitted he is a “flirt” but said he believes that his attentions have never been “creepy.”
Famed for his offbeat approach on and off-screen, Goldblum acknowledged that the #metoo movement required Hollywood stars to be more “vigilant” in their interactions with women.
‘Yes, I’m a flirt’
The actor, whose hit films include The Fly and Independence Day, told the July edition of GQ magazine: “Yes, I am a flirt probably. But I hope not in a way that would violate my otherwise deep devotion to my sweet wife (Olympic gymnast Emilie Livingston).”
“My flirtations, if we call them that, are not trying to score any results or score points. I certainly don’t want to be creepy or do anything that would be thought creepy.”
Goldblum, 65, once interrupted a woman reading on a flight and asked if he could read the book aloud to her. His quirks include giving palm readings to complete strangers.
“With the climate as it is, and with the page turned as it should be in Hollywood now, one has to be vigilant,” said Goldblum, set to return to Jurassic World in a new sequel, Fallen Kingdom.
Goldblum said: “Never would I want to do anything that is disrespectful or diminishing and I am more aware of that now than ever. I hope I have always amplified people’s enjoyment rather than abuse it.”
Goldblum added: “It was never creepy and I hope my ways have been gracious and full of good will, even in my robust moments of enthusiasm for whomever it was.”
“It is only with good will. And so far, it still feels like I can be me.”
Jeff Goldblum also tells GQ about his sideline as a jazz pianist (photo – Doug Inglish)
The actor, who also tours with his own jazz band, said: “I do like the physical form and, yes, people’s hands do interest me. Is that a bad thing?”
See the full feature in the July issue of GQ, available for digital download now and on sale Thursday 31st May.
#RHoA: They may be 2 new ladies joining The Housewives this Fall. Come see who they are!
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” has started the beginning phases of filming the new season. Details have been released on who you can expect to see back on Bravo’s most-watched show.
Well we know that Sheree Whitfield has not been asked back and Kim Zolciak already made it clear that she would not do another season.
There are two people that are apparently being tested out to replace the losses: Shamari Devoe and Tanya Sam.
New mother Shamari is married to R&B royalty, Ronnie Devoe of New Edition. She’s also in a girl group which will give her and Kandi something to bond over.
Tanya Sam is married to a big name in the Atlanta business scene, Dr. Paul Judge. She’s already been spotted hanging out with the women.
There’s no word as of now for the future of Shamea Morton who just announced her pregnancy; however, it seems that she’s still friends with multiple women from the cast.
Something tells us we will get to see more of Porsha’s relationship with her younger sister, Lauren, who we have grown to love too.
So what do you think about the possible new dynamic?
#Empire: Terrence Howard Gets Off on Scaring the Hell Out of People
Terrence Howard The star of Empire is an intense person on and off camera. Howard added to his bizarre list of personal and professional credits with Fox's equally bizarre stunt Terrence Howard's Fright Club, a haunted-house-style prank show in which he forcefully emptied the bowels of some of his biggest fans through elaborate horror-themed stunts. And of course Fox aired Fright Club in the very spoooooky month of May (?). Everything about Fright Club was weird, and as something extracted from Howard's brain, that's exactly what it should have been.
The show was divided into two parts; in the first, a very animated Terrence Howard super fan named Alesia (and three other actors playing super fans — easy gig, who isn't a Terrence Howard super fan?) believed she had won a trip to New Orleans to meet Howard. Along the way, a voodoo ritual was set up in which a crazy man possessed by voodoo magic and chained to a wall stuck a knife in his mouth, and the witch doctor ordered the fans to drink his blood. Also, a man was set on fire, another guy jumped off a balcony and Howard observed it all from a control booth where he whooped and howled like a child burning ants with a magnifying glass. He also occasionally dropped in to sell the ruse. "What kind of place you take them to where they got chained up white people?" asked Howard, which was enough to sell Alesia that this was, indeed, all very real.
In the second, two fans named Shane and Dawn were also flown out to New Orleans to meet Howard and be tormented by the local legend of the porcupine creature the Rougarou. The aquaphobic Shane just wanted to be friends with Howard, but Dawn and her billion-times-bleached hair wanted something more. The ideas were already burnt out by the time they reached Howard's "house," as that same crazy guy in the first prank hid in a boat to scare Shane as he went to get ice for a round of sazeracs, and it was rolled out like one of the big scares. It wasn't. In fact, he was later explained to be the nice groundskeeper? Hey, whatever! People are scared of different things, I guess. Half of this prank seemed ad-libbed and made up on the spot. Anyway, the Rougarou stalked them, and Howard came out and said, "You been pranked!"
And that was pretty much it. Where did the idea for Fright Club come from? Howard and his wife, Mira, according to Fox. Can't you just imagine that conversation? The two are are slurping down oysters and bubbly when Terrence says, "I should make a show where I scare the shit out of my fans." The next day he tells Fox the idea, and they're obviously not going to say no to the star of their biggest show. It's made who knows when and held for that dead zone of television after finales but before the terrible summer programming really starts. And like that, it's forgotten.
#MusicNews: Gladys Knight was honorded and sang God Bless America at Game #1 of The Stanley Cup Finals in Vegas!
R&B ICON Gladys Knight, a Vegas sang “God Bless America” between the first and second periods. She was also presented a chocolate cake for her 74th birthday as 18,000-plus sang “Happy Birthday to You.”
.@MsGladysKnight sings “God Bless America” during intermission before the crowd sings her Happy Birthday #VegasBorn pic.twitter.com/EO6lB9x4CK— Las Vegas RJ Sports (@RJ_Sports) May 29, 2018
That was nice. Happy Birthday Gladys also. The Vegas Golden Knights won the game 6-2
#HipHopNews: Wu-Tang Clan In Studio For New Album and Ghostface Killa will be Running The Show!
The Wu-Tang has reunited and Ghostface Killah is the man in charge, with RZA supervising.
(AllHipHop News) The Wu-Tang Clan is recording a new album, making the upcoming album the band's sixth official studio project.
According to Masta Killa, Wu-Tang's usual musical mastermind RZA will be "supervising" the project, while Ghostface Killah "is at the wheel" of the fresh material.
"He's (Ghostface Killah) putting that together as we speak," Masta Killa said. "There will be another Wu-Tang Clan album. We're working on that right now, and hopefully it's ready right with the 25th anniversary."
"He (Ghostface) just gives it a new outlook and a fresh coat of eyes and ears," Inspectah Deck adds. "Ghost has taken it upon himself to say, 'I want to get the beats, I want to hear some things that's happening here,' so we're trusting him the same we trusted RZA in the beginning. Why not, man? Ghost has been successful in his solo endeavors. It's a change of pace. Hopefully we get another banger, another Wu classic out of this project as well, in the 25th anniversary."
The group celebrated the 25th anniversary of their debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by performing the LP in its entirety onstage. The hip-hop legends are playing at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit today (May 28).
"It's been awhile since we've done (the whole album live), since the early 2000s, maybe," Inspectah Deck told Billboard. "It's 25 years, man, and we stood the test of time and we're still proving ourselves - and people still appreciate you like that, which is dope. So it's gonna be fun.
"We made our music just to be a voice for the voiceless, and that's what we continue to be 25 years later, so when we get up there, don't expect a lot of Cristal (champagne) popping. When you come to our show, you want some food for thought, and we've got our aprons on."
Other Wu-Tang members GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, U-God and Cappadonna are also expected to take part in the 25th anniversary of 36 Chambers, which was officially released in November, 1993.
Is Meghan Markle’s Wedding Dress is a Ripoff?
Meghan Markle’s wedding gown is the subject of rumors that the gown was pieced together based on designs from other famous wedding gowns. But at least one designer doesn’t think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Meghan and Prince Harry tied the knot on Saturday, May 19, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England.
When the former Suits star walked down the aisle in a $200,000 Givenchy wedding dress, many social media users noted the similarity of her gown to the wedding dress worn by Princess Angela of Lichtenstein in 2000.
Some say it’s no coincidence that Meghan’s designer copied Princess Angela’s gown, because Princess Angela was the first commoner of African descent to marry into European royalty.
Now Emilia Wickstead, one of Kate Middleton’s go-to designers, believes Meghan’s wedding dress is a ripoff of one of her own wedding gowns.
“Her dress is identical to one of our dresses,” Emilia told the Daily Mail. “Apparently a lot of commentators were saying, ‘It’s an Emilia Wickstead dress.'”
Emilia criticized Givenchy’s creative director, Clare Waight Keller, for designing the ill-fitting frock that was too loose in the bust and hips areas.
“If you choose a simple design the fit should be perfect. Her wedding dress was quite loose,” she said.
Lady Gaga Channeling Her Kindness to Save ‘Orphaned Children’ & ‘Teenage Mothers’ with her her Born This Way Foundation
Lady Gaga has long been a champion for human rights and social issues, and now she appears to be taking even more action with a plan that has the potential to impact humanity and drastically improve the quality of life for many people.
According to documents Lady Gaga filed on May 17 to trademark “Channel Kindness” through her Born This Way Foundation non-profit. The “Poker Face” star launched Channel Kindness in 2016 as a media platform comprised of youth reporters to cover acts of kindness in their communities, but now it appears she’s taking the program to a whole new level.
The new Channel Kindness claims to be focused on action-oriented charitable services and cultural awareness, including providing:
Food and furniture to needy persons
Child care services for the children of teenage mothers
Temporary housing accommodations for teenage mothers and their children
Food to orphaned and destitute children worldwide
Meals to qualified recipients after they are discharged from the hospital
Charitable fundraising by means of organizing and conducting special events
Making monetary grants to individuals and local community groups who provide acts of kindness, services and activities for persons in need
Fundraising events to encourage intercollegiate athletic programs
Providing scholarships and grants to causes promoting the youth’s self expression and individuality
Organizing and conducting fundraising events to promote human individuality and cultural differences and their importance in society
Providing grants for promoting and supporting awareness, organizations and programs about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender and related social issues
Bullying and cyberbullying prevention and awareness
It’s unclear how hands-on Mother Monster will be in Channel Kindness, but it’s safe to say the future of humanity is a bit sparklier with her around.
Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union Hash Out Their 17-Year Falling Out on 'Red Table Talk'
Jada Pinkett Smith and Gabrielle Union finally let go of their 17-year feud on Monday's latest episode of Smith's Facebook talk show, "Red Table Talk."
While both actresses have spoken out about the episode in the press since sitting down together, the chat wasn't released until Memorial Day. During the 20-minute discussion, they talked about their bizarre falling out -- which neither could really pinpoint the cause of -- and "healing" relationships with other women.
"Gabrielle and I were never really girlfriends, we were great associates that at some point, that dissolved and for 17 years we have not really spoken," Jada explained to her mom before speaking with Union. "We don't even know [what we're mad at]. Today I really want to talk to Gabrielle to find out how we as women, specifically, get here. And this particular episode is about healing."
After the two sat at the red table, Smith kicked things off by saying their lack of communication over the years "was some petty ass shit." She added, "Every time we would see each other, it was always cordial, always nice, but there was always tension."
Union then recalled one awkward interaction. "I think it was last year or two years ago, my and my friend were leaving the White House -- this is some some boujee Black people thing, so I was leaving the White House -- and you were walking in and there was this moment of do I hug her?" Jada also shared an uncomfortable moment at the NAACP Awards, where they were asked to pose for a photo together Union would later describe as "the stiffest picture."
Smith went on to commend Union for her powerful speech at Essence's 2013 Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, where she admitted to taking joy "in people's pain" and said women should "compliment other woman and recognize and embrace that their shine in no way diminishes our light."
Union said she came to that conclusion after she "hit rock bottom" following her first marriage. Working with fitness trainer/life coach AJ Johnson, she came to the realization that had a history of taking pride in tearing other women down. "She got me right between the eyes, it was harsh in the moment, but it was like damn, I have been communicating through negativity," Union explained.
"We've all been there," Smith responded. "Someone else comes along and we feel threatened in some form and we feel like we have to shrink somebody else down in order to feel bigger."
"I'm a hater, I'm a troll," Union said of her past. "[Johnson] was like, all those negative things that had been happening in your life, it's exactly what you're putting out, you're getting back. I had to see myself clearly. It's ugly, it's hard, it's painful to recognize that you are the common denominator for the vast majority of your problems."
When Smith noted that focusing on a healthier outlook led to the loss of some of her friends, Union said she experienced the same thing but had "zero" regrets. "Bye! if you're ever ready, I'll be over here living my best life and enjoying who I really am," she added. "I see that you're enjoying your misery and I'll leave you to that."
Smith then praised Union for being so open and honest about being raped when she was a college student. "I commend you for having the courage to talk about it in the way that you have. I really thank you for that. It's working," she told her guest. "Like I told you on the phone, this is my year of growth. I'm really just, in my life, cleaning up a lot of stuff and you were one of them. Having this moment with you is helping me in that process."
For Union, talking it out with Smith was "like a gorilla hopped off my back that I didn't even know was there. I needed that, I needed you. So, thank you."
"I hope from here on out that we have a bond and you know, you can call on me for anything and thank you for just being open to this," said Smith, before giving Union a key necklace as a gift. "Let this key be a reminder that you are the key to your power."
Watch the full interview HERE
NBA playoffs: The Warriors and Cavaliers will meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals
HOUSTON — The Golden State Warriors spent the past seven months telling the world they would be fine.
With 24 minutes to go in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, though, everything was decidedly not fine. The Warriors found themselves trailing by 11 points to the Houston Rockets, and they had spent the first half of the biggest game of the season looking lethargic and apathetic.
It appeared, finally, that Golden State’s hubris was about to catch up with it.
Only it didn’t. And, once again, the Warriors are back in the NBA Finals.
Thanks to their usual strong second half — along with the Rockets completely forgetting how to shoot — the Warriors emerged with a 101-92 victory to earn their fourth straight Western Conference crown.
Trailing 54-43 at halftime, Golden State looked dead. But Stephen Curry exploded for 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter, helping Golden State — the league’s best third-quarter team over this four-year run under Coach Steve Kerr — to a 33-15 advantage in the period that saw the Warriors flip an 11-point deficit into a seven-point advantage, a lead the Warriors wouldn’t relinquish thanks in part to Kevin Durant scoring 11 of his game-high 34 points in the fourth.
Golden State played better in the second half, but it was helped by the Rockets attempting to break the backboards at Toyota Center. Houston finished the game 7 for 44 from three-point range, including a remarkable stretch of 27 missed three-pointers in a row from the 7:07 mark of the second quarter through the 6:21 mark of the fourth. The Rockets made exactly one of their final 30 three-points attempts for the game.
Already facing a small margin for error without the injured Chris Paul, Houston shot itself out of any chance of beating the defending champions, who were more than happy to capitalize.
Golden State’s victory means it will return to the Bay Area and, for the fourth straight year, host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, which begin Thursday night at 9 p.m.
The matchup was widely expected to happen when this season tipped off seven months ago. The way it came to be, however, was far from it.
While Cleveland has gone through one crisis after another to make it back to this point, Golden State was always supposed to make it this far. From the very first day of training camp, the Warriors have operated under an assumption that this season would be exactly like last year, when they cruised to 67 regular season victories before stampeding through the playoffs with 15 straight wins — ultimately winning the title with a 16-1 postseason record.
The Rockets certainly didn’t look like they felt sorry for themselves when the game started. Just as it did in Game 6, Houston set the tone from the beginning, playing with far more aggression, discipline and effort. That allowed the Rockets to collect 11 offensive rebounds in the first half while forcing the Warriors to commit 10 turnovers and shoot just 6 for 21 from three-point range.
As a result, the Rockets took their 11-point lead into the halftime break — leaving them just 24 minutes away from the NBA Finals, even as one of the game’s best players watched from next to D’Antoni on the bench, rather than next to James Harden (32 points) on the court.
Instead, after seven months of insisting everything would work out just fine in the end, the Warriors ensured that it did.
Now the NBA Finals await. Who ya with Cleveland or Golden State?
Common will be Helping Starbucks With Racial Bias Training today!
Common (real name Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, Jr.) is lending his talents to Starbucks. According to reports, he is featured in the first visual as one of the company’s guides to help with racial bias training. The video tells stories of people who’ve had a heightened level of self-awareness when dealing with those in the service field and how one wrong gesture can alter their reality.
On today May 29, Starbucks will close 8,000 stores to launch a day of anti-racial bias and sensitivity training. Part of the training is the company video, which Common is featured in, that outlines its goals.
The training is in response to the company receiving backlash after two black men in Philadelphia were arrested.
The incident sparked boycotts and protests across the nation. No additional details about the training has been released.
#RHoNY: Ramona Singer Involved In Car Accident in the Hamptons
Ramona Singer planned for a fun Memorial Day Weekend in The Hamptons but unfortunately, things went south on Saturday night when she reportedly rear-ended someone in her Maserati.
According to a new report, the 61-year-old Real Housewives of New York City star was driving on the Montauk Highway when she allegedly slammed into the back of a Mazda.
After the accident, an insider told Page Six that Ramona was seen “talking on her phone and was visibly annoyed” after being joined by members of the Southampton police department and the passengers who were driving in the car she hit. Luckily, no one seemed to be injured.
As a result of the collision, police shut down traffic on the eastbound side of the Montauk Highway.
While Ramona hasn’t released a statement in regard to the encounter, she didn’t let the incident ruin her weekend and posted a photo from her Hamptons home on Monday afternoon.
The Real Housewives of New York City season 10 airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo TV.
Ludacris And Wife Throw Daughter Cadence A Tea Party For Her Birthday
Cadence Gaëlle Bridges celebrated her third birthday with a lavish tea party at her family’s home on Sunday.
Cadence donned a frilly white dress for the bash, which was hosted by her parents Ludacris and Eudoxie.
Cadence has been a source of joy to her entire family and especially to her mom, who recently suffered a miscarriage.
Eudoxie writes, “Today is a special day. I couldn’t imagine life sans you Cadence Gaëlle Bridges. This little girl is the angel God has blessed us with. She reminds me of myself. Wise beyond our years. I’m 32 going on 65 as my husband likes to say and she is 3 going on 25. When she witnessed me crying for the first time during my miscarriage, she gave me a hug and said, “it’s going to be ok Maman. Do you want daddy?” She even knows that daddy makes us all feel better. I love you ma cocotte. You make me stronger and better!!”
Eudoxie is also a stepmom to 16-year-old Karma and 4-year-old Cai Bella, Ludacris’ other children from previous relationships.
Rihanna Celebrates As Barbados Elects Island’s First Female Prime Minister Mia Mottley!
The island of Barbados just achieved something the U.S. has yet to do–elect a female leader.
According to Barbados Today, after being elected as the country’s first female Prime Minister, Mia Mottley was sworn in on May 25.
“I want to thank you, the people in particular,” the longtime lawyer said of her win. “This victory is not mine, this victory is not the Labour Party’s.”
The Economist reported “that her Ms Mottley’s new administration – like its predecessor, a broadly centre-left government – faces a host of problems in a country once seen as a byword for good governance in the Caribbean.”
Her defeated opponent, Freundel Stuart, said that the election ”demonstrates that Barbados’s democracy is alive and well.”
Ever since she was a child, Mottley knew this would be her destiny, telling a teacher that she would be the first PM of the island. In addition to having such a huge dream, she also had the support of people including Rihanna.
The pop star celebrated Mottley’s win last week.
Milestones are not new to Mottley.
She was the first female to be appointed Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs in 2001 and was also the youngest ever Queen’s Counsel in Barbados, Barbados Today reported.
Introducing The New Rob Kardashian!
Rob Kardashian is apparently very slim, and he has taken over L.A. to show off his new figure; does that mean Blac Chyna will be crawling back to him now that his sexy is back?
A few days ago, Rob took to social media where he announced that he had some big changes coming in regards to his figure.
The former reality TV star and sock designer said that he had plans to debut his new body after shedding an impressive amount of weight.
And yesterday, he was spotted out and about in California looking like a model.
Dream Kardashian’s dad was dressed in black and sported his signature L.A. Dodgers cap.
The father of one looked happy and healthy as he went about his business.
In the fall of 2017, Rob decided to change his diet because he “was very much addicted to junk food” and after being hospitalized and diagnosed with Diabetes.
An insider told PEOPLE magazine: “He is now working with a nutritionist to make healthier choices. Rob needs someone to be held accountable to. Someone that he sees on a regular basis, and that won’t accept bad food decisions. His family is hoping he will finally change.”
One fan had this to say about the transformation: “I am loving the transformation. So proud of how far you come you’re going to be an inspiration to a lot of people keep doing you. Make sure the mind is aligned with the body. Then that’s the complete package yes getting healthy is important but so is our mind can’t drive the car without tires.”
Keep up the good work Rob!
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