Keanu Reeves holds hands with artist Alexandra Grant and Twitter is here for it
In an internet age seemingly dominated by mom shamers, body shamers, bullies and trolls, at least the online world is still collectively rooting for one man — and his name is Keanu Reeves. Over the weekend, Keanu stepped out for the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles. When he stepped onto the red carpet, fans were floored to see him holding hands with artist Alexandra Grant. As the Daily Mail reminds us, Keanu, 55, has rarely acknowledged any relationships in public over the course of his long-running career. Twitter quickly exploded with excitement about what appeared to be Keanu's new romance. Posts showed the two, who have been friends for about 10 years, according to CNN, looking adorable together as pals and collaborators (they launched a publishing company together called X Artists' Books and Alexandra contributed to Keanu's books, "Ode To Happiness" and "Shadows). "The only celebrity news I have ever cared about is finding out that keanu reeves has a lovely arty girlfriend and they're very cute together," wrote one social media user. Another via USAToday, posted, "Obviously Keanu is trying to make the whole world fall in love with him." Lots of tweets also dubbed the rumored relationship, "age-appropriate," though one person pointed out, "I love Keanu and agree that who he's dating is refreshing and age appropriate but lol that Hollywood's conditioned us to see a 55yo man and a 46yo woman as the same age." Wrote another: "Ages aside, I'm in love with the Keanu and Alexandra Grant story because they've been friends for ages, have collaborated on photography, poetry, etc. over the years, and always talked v fondly about their respective careers."
Keep reading to find out what Angelina Jolie thinks about her 'wild at heart' nature …
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Angelina Jolie: 'My children have helped me find my true self, embrace it again'
In 2019, Angelina Jolie spends much of her spotlight time discussing how world leaders can better protect refugees, pushing for global reform with regard to women's education and health care and more recently, promoting her new "Maleficent" sequel. For its December issue, however, Harper's Bazaar revisits another key part of Angelina's life: her "wild at heart" qualities. "I have a tattoo, " says the 44-year-old mother of six at one point. "'A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.' I got it when I was 20." She goes on to reflect on an evening spent with her mom, Marcheline Bertrand, when Angelina "was feeling lost … restless," noting that she still feels that way. "We were driving to dinner, and she talked about spending time with Tennessee Williams and how much she loved his words. She told me he wrote that, about the wild at heart. We drove to a tattoo parlor, and I got it inked on my left arm. What she did for me that night was to remind me that the wild within me is alright and a part of me," Angelina recalled. Later in the interview, she returns to that idea and delves into how it's affected her as a mother and as an adult. "The part of us that is free, wild, open, curious can get shut down by life. By pain or by harm," she says. "My children know my true self, and they have helped me to find it again and to embrace it. They have been through a lot. I learn from their strength. As parents, we encourage our kids to embrace all that they are, and all that they know in their hearts to be right, and they look back at us and want the same for us."
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Miranda Lambert admits she has yet to adapt to riding the NYC subway since marrying NYPD cop Brendan McLoughlin
Texas native Miranda Lambert's still adjusting to life in New York City, where her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, works as an NYPD officer. "The subway is still scary to me," the singer admitted this week in a new interview with Kelly Ford on Country 94.7O FM, according to Us Weekly. "My husband is trying to get me to chill out about it. … I don't know how to navigate it. I'm scared of the stops. I know I won't pay attention — I'm A.D.D. — so I'll be daydreaming and miss my place to get out." The couple reportedly split their time between Nashville, a natural hub for Miranda's career, and the Big Apple. And while the compromise hasn't left her feeling too confident about her MTA skills, she's posted on Instagram about Brendan's assimilation into her culture — at least into the chicken-frying part. As for her own adaptation to life in NYC, she did tell the radio host some of her new music from "Wildcard" was inspired by her new home. "I've never had a fire escape before until being here," she said, citing her tune, "Fire Escape" as an example. "So, of course, I had to write about it — it's new. Getting to just disappear and really get into the culture of the city was so good for my creativity and inspiration because it was something different."
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Tallulah Willis says she and her sisters 'deified' their mother, Demi Moore
What happens when a mother shows her daughters only her strong side? Tallulah Wills addressed that question with great candor on the latest edition of "Red Table Talk," recalling how she sometimes felt "intimidated" by the power she saw in her mom, Demi Moore. "I felt like my mom made a choice to hold back certain things, like sharing about her past, and I think it always made me feel very far away from her … and always made me feel like I didn't know her very well," Tallulah, 25, explained (via People). "I knew she had a career, she met my dad, she grew up in New Mexico, but it was like that was it." After her mom, who also appeared on the show, interrupted to say she doesn't "believe in … emotional archaeological digs, for just the purpose of digging," Tallulah continued. "I don't think my mom was raised, she was forged," she said. "You know, like, she was made. And the strength that comes from that is intimidating, and it's scary." At another point in the conversation, Tallulah mused that she and her sisters, Rumer and Scout, "deified" their mom. "I think she was this larger than life being, and she was — I mean, I'm completely obsessed with her. Like I love her more than anything," she said. "But would you also say that you guys created a standard for me of your expectation that was also greater than what you would put on anybody else?" Demi asked. "Like, my room for error was very little." That's when Rumer, 31, jumped in: "I will say that, but also, I think that is a by-product of — and I'm not saying this in a blaming way — but I also think that's a by-product of you not necessarily being weak in front of us," she said. Demi said she agreed "100 percent." Like her mom, Tallulah has gotten treatment for alcohol addiction and is now sober.
Read on to see what happened when Chrissy Teigen launched her new cooking and entertaining site …
Chrissy Teigen's new Cravings website crashes after launching
Chrissy Teigen's new website, Cravings, has finally arrived, sans technical problems. The cookbook author's new site, which features recipes, kitchenware and entertaining advice, got somewhat of a rocky start when it premiered on Monday, Nov. 4, having crashed within just an hour or its arrival. The crash was presumably the result of its popularity, Us Weekly reports, and Chrissy dealt with the glitch gracefully, replying to a Twitter user who mentioned it, "Well s— … Part of me is very excited by the crashing but [we] are getting this fixed now lol." She later posted other humorous tweets, including an image of herself looking weepy while surrounded by computer servers. "You crashed meeeee," she captioned the tweet. The site includes a Q&A section as well as recipes, restaurant recommendations and videos, including some that feature her husband, John Legend, their kids and her mom. In an intro clip promoting the site, Chrissy cracks a joke at her own expense: "I'm very proud to do this for you and John is proud to pay for it!".
How Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia handle the more emotional scenes on 'This Is Us'
"This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia tried his hand at directing the Oct. 22 episode of the show and the results made a serious impression on his longtime scene partner, Mandy Moore. "I'm a very proud friend," Mandy recently told ET. "It was one of the best of our entire series, and I think that was pretty universal. I feel like the entire Internet would agree with that sentiment." Milo humbly responded that his "goal was to serve the actors, serve the story, serve the crew," praising them for "[knocking] it out of the park" that day. ET also asked the actors how they handle the often emotional scenes. For Milo and Mandy, the answer is candy. "We do, we get candy. When we need it," Mandy said. "It's like, Milo and I will look at each other and just go, 'Snack time?'" It also helps Milo to maintain a distinction between the storylines and "real life." "There's the work," he said, "and then there's time with your friends, and your time with the crew. You're there to do a job and when action is called you're able to snap into it and when 'cut' is called you're able to get back into whatever else you're doing."
Ian McKellan tells Helen Mirren this 'beautiful, young' actress once proposed to him
"Good Liar" stars and longtime pals Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren have spent the week charming their way around New York City while promoting their new film. Part of that itinerary included a chat with Buzzfeed in which the stars played a game called "Two Truths and a Lie" in which one star offered — you guessed it — two truths and a lie — and the other had to determine which was which. When Ian told Helen Kate Beckinsale once proposed to him, Helen could tell that was true. "I can absolutely understand a beautiful young woman proposing marriage to you, it's very believable," she said, according to USAToday. On Sunday, Nov. 3, Kate shared a screenshot of the Buzzfeed chat on Instagram. "Offer still stands, @ianmckellen," she captioned the post, adding a pair of heart-eye Emojis.
Metallica donates $100k to wildfire aid
For the third year in a row, wildfires have ravaged California, destroying homes and businesses and killing multiple residents of the affected regions. This week, Metallica announced plans to donate $100,000 to support relief efforts in both Northern and Southern California, according to Rolling Stone. The band and its All Within My Hands Foundation is set to split the donation down the middle, with $50,000 going to the Sonoma County Resilience Fund and $50,000 headed for the Wildfire Relief Fund. "Sadly, for the third year in a row, communities we have called home throughout the state of California are again experiencing the tragedy left in the wake of wildfires," Metallica tweeted on Monday, Nov. 4. "Both organizations are dedicated to long-term recovery efforts, helping residents resume normal lives as they get back on their feet after the devastation of these firestorms." The band also urged fans and followers to volunteer their time or homes to those in need or to donate money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies as the victim toll continues to rise. The wildfire trend is expected to worsen as long as climate change continues.
Miley Cyrus stops following Kaitlynn Carter, Liam Hemsworth on Instagram
After a busy few months in the romance department, Miley Cyrus is no longer following her recent ex, Kaitlynn Carter, though Kaitlynn still followed Miley as of Thursday, Nov. 5, according to JustJared. The website noticed fans had begun pointing out that in addition to axing Kaitlynn from her follow list, Miley quit following her soon-to-be ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth. Though it's not clear when the singer tweaked her Instagram follows, JustJared also points out the change became evident shortly after Elle published an essay about self-discovery by Kaitlynn in which she revealed she'd fallen in love with Miley, "a family friend," during their relatively short-lived romance. Miley and Kaitlynn reportedly called it quits in September. Miley's since moved on with Cody Simpson.
Emma Watson has a new term to describe her relationship status
"Self-partnered." That's how Emma Watson, 29, has decided to frame her current relationship status. Speaking to British Vogue for the magazine's December issue, Emma explained her frustration over the fact that women on the verge of 30 who "have not built a home … do not have a husband … do not have a baby … [and are] not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you're still figuring things out," get societal cues that they should be worried about their lives. The decision not to be in a relationship is part of that. "I never believed the whole 'I'm happy single' spiel. I was like, 'This is totally spiel"It took me a long time, but I'm very happy [being single]," she said (via People). "I call it being self-partnered." Looking back, she added that she never used to understand the big deal people would make about turning 30. "Cut to 29," she continued. "… and I'm like, 'Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious.' And I realize it's because there is suddenly this bloody influx of subliminal messaging around."