Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles' romance was apparently no secret on set
Within the "tight-knit group" working on the set of Olivia Wilde's upcoming thriller, "Don't Worry Darling," the director's romance with leading man Harry Styles was apparently not something the two kept under wraps. In a new report from ET, an insider explains that between Olivia's penchant for creating "a little community" on her sets and the social limitations involved in working on any production during the coronavirus pandemic, the cast and crew have become extremely close. Given the communal vibe, the blossoming relationship between Olivia, 36, and Harry, 26, was "not a secret on set," according to ET's source. The insider also assures the outlet the couple isn't letting their romance interfere with their work. "Don't Worry Darling," stars Florence Pugh as the "unhappy housewife" of Harry's devoted husband character, who nonetheless has a "dark secret" he's hiding. No release date has been announced yet, but multiple outlets have reported we can expect a late 2021 premiere.
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Tom Brokaw retires from NBC after 55 years
After 55 years with NBC News, Tom Brokaw is moving on. The award-winning, veteran journalist announced his retirement on Friday, Jan. 22, in a press release. "During one of the most complex and consequential eras in American history, a new generation of NBC News journalists, producers and technicians is providing America with timely, insightful and critically important information, 24/7. I could not be more proud of them," he said in a statement, per People. Tom, 80, began his NBC career in 1966 as an anchor for KNBC in Los Angeles. From 1976 until 1981, he co-anchored the "Today" show, then moved to "NBC Nightly News" in 1982, staying on the program until 2004. Also a former "Meet the Press" host, Tom most recently served as a senior correspondent for NBC News. Looking ahead, his retirement announcement said Tom, "will continue to be active in print journalism, authoring books and articles, and spend time with his wife, Meredith, three daughters and grandchildren."
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Ricky Martin shows off a new look
"When bored, bleach." That's how Ricky Martin captioned an easy-on-the-eyes selfie that showed off his newly platinum-ified beard on Instagram on Thursday, Jan. 21. The new look quickly earned the singer a whole lot of thumbs up, as family, friends and followers — including Ricky's husband, Jwan Yosef, and pal, Melanie Griffith — chimed in with their stamps of approval. Ricky's not the only celeb, of course, who's adopted the "when bored …" approach to styling. Since the coronavirus pandemic sparked lockdowns around the world last spring, celebs like Sarah Hyland and Sarah Michelle Gellar have gone pink, Hilary Duff's tried out turquoise locks and Chris Noth and Colton Underwood have experimented with DIY head shaving.
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Zayn Malik gets his new daughter's name tattooed on his wrist
This week, Gigi Hadid shared her new daughter's name in the most low-key way when she added "Khai's mom" to her Instagram bio. The tweak apparently prompted fans to pore over the details of an Instagram Live session Khai's dad, Zayn Malik, appeared in a few days prior. That's where they noticed a new addition to the singer's abundance of tattoos. Written in Arabic in red ink, the new art reads, "Khai," according to multiple fan-sleuths. Another user chimed in to note that the Arabic word "khai" translates to "crown" or "crowned." And as still other fans later pointed out on Twitter, Gigi's paternal grandmother's name is Khairiah and her sister, Bella Hadid's middle name is Khair.
Britney Spears' conservatorship is the focus of a new documentary from the New York Times Presents
Next month, a judge will decide who should manage Britney Spears' financial, career, health and other affairs as her current conservatorship either comes to an end or is once again extended. As its expiration date nears, FX's The New York Times Presents series is taking a closer look at the situation, which has kept the 39-year-old pop star under the thumb of her father, Jamie Spears, for more than a decade. In "Framing Britney Spears," out Feb. 5, "People close to" the singer "and lawyers tied to her conservatorship … reassess her career as she battles her father in court over who should control her life," according to a FX's teaser description. Last year, Britney told the court she's "strongly opposed" to having her father continue on in the role he assumed after she was hospitalized for psychiatric reasons in 2008. Jamie is currently sharing co-conservator duties with the financial company Bessemer Trust, which Britney requested to have put in charge. But she's still fighting to have her father removed entirely. Meanwhile, a legion of the singer's fans have taken to posting under the hashtag, #FreeBritney, and occasionally protesting on her behalf in the streets.
Garth Brooks thanks Lady Gaga's glam team for their inauguration hair and makeup help
Even cowboys need glam teams — and Lady Gaga's hair and makeup stylists were apparently happy to jump in and give Garth Brooks a little spiff-up before he performed at Joe Biden's inauguration this week. "@LadyGaga, you were fabulous today and everyday. A national treasure," Garth gushed on Twitter on Wednesday, Jan. 20, after she sang the National Anthem on Inauguration Day. "Please tell Frederick and Miss Sarah thank you for me! They saved a cowboy today. Oh, and tell Miss Sarah to hug her momma for me! love, g." Turns out Frederic is Gaga's hair guru, Frederic Aspiras, and Sarah is her makeup artist, Sarah Tanno-Stewart, both of whom reposted the country star's kind words. "It was an honor helping you with hair for your beautiful inauguration performance," Frederic wrote. Sarah, meanwhile, captioned her retweet, "BTW, making this a shirt."
John Krasinski to host 'SNL' for Jan. 30 return
Nearly a year after his planned hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live" was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, John Krasinski is set to helm the "SNL" when the returns on Jan. 30, Deadline reported this week. John, who's an "SNL" hosting newbie, will be joined by musical guest Machine Gun Kelly. After that, Dan Levy takes over the stage at 30 Rock, with some help from singer-songwriter, Phoebe Bridgers, followed by a Regina King hosting slot, accompanied by musical guest Nathaniel Rateliff. Like John, Dan and Regina will be first-time hosts.
Gabourey Sidibe gets candid about how depression fueled her eating disorder
For Gabourey Sidibe, bulimia was once the self-defense mechanism she used to survive depression. In a new sneak peek for Taraji P. Henson's next edition of "Peace of Mind with Taraji" on Facebook Watch, Gabourey speaks candidly about how one illness fueled the other. "It wasn't even about other people. It was about me surviving the day. I was so embarrassed and I hated crying so much. I hated it," she explains in the clip. "I found a fun little button. I found a button and on top of that, people were like, 'You're looking good.' So I'm like, 'Why would I stop?'" The actress goes on to say her eating disorder was never "about losing weight." Instead, she says, "It truly was about how it stopped me from crying." Eventually, though, she says things became "out of control," even as she believed she was "controlling" her depression. "I was getting worse," she recalls. "Being depressed is one thing. If you add an eating disorder to that, that's a whole other monster that you have to fight." Gabourey's "Peace of Mind" appearance airs on Facebook Watch on Monday, Jan. 25.
Priyanka Chopra jokes that she still likes her husband, Nick Jonas, after months of quarantine
After spending much of her second year of marriage in lockdown with her husband, Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas is pleased to be able to say, "we still like each other," as she joked to Stephen Colbert this week on "The Late Show." "That's important," she noted. "We both have had such individual careers that I don't think we would've had six months with each other ever, so that's really a blessing," Priyanka explained. "I was really happy to be able to have that time with each other." Priyanka and Nick tied the knot twice in 2018 — once in a Christian ceremony and a second time in a traditional Hindu ceremony, both of which followed a week of pre-wedding events in India.
Jennifer Lopez shares advice for fans on finding their calling
Jennifer Lopez is still working to achieve her best version of self-love. "I remember when I was going through therapy, in the beginning, kind of in my late 30s, and there was a lot of talk about loving yourself," she recently told Jay Shetty on the Coach Conversations series, "What's Your Calling?" (via ET). "And I was like, 'I love myself.' But obviously I was doing all these things, like my personal relationships didn't seem like I was loving myself. I didn't even understand the concept of it. It took time and it's a journey and it's still a journey for me." J.Lo also opened up about her goals for 2021 and how what she sees as her "calling" fits into that picture. "My dream is that together, this year, we can make a more unified, more loving, more accepting, more understanding world," she said. "I always want to inspire, inspire different things in people … and in these times, where all of us can feel lost, I want to give people some hope and some direction." While she said she knows her "calling is to empower, inspire and entertain," the singer and actress acknowledged the "pressure" people feel when it comes to determining what path to take in life to fulfill their purpose. "The most important thing is you have to listen to yourself, and the words that you tell yourself," she said. "What you say and what you think — and I tell this to my kids all the time — becomes your reality."