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Celine Dion Meets ‘All By Myself’ Airport Video Star

...And he was probably lip-syncing from his seat at her Las Vegas show

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Richard Dunn isn’t all by himself anymore — the star of the viral lip-syncing video featuring Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” finally met the singer herself.

After Dunn’s video went viral, Dion made a video in response, commenting on the “hilarious” and “touching” video. She also invited him to her show, saying, “But next time, you know, you’re stuck all by yourself at Las Vegas airport for hours and hours, please be my guest at my show.”

Dunn took her up on the offer on the July 4 weekend, with his family in tow.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime memory I never thought would happen but will last forever,” he told the Las Vegas Sun.

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Solange Brushes Off Elevator Smackdown with Jay Z

Solange attends the Gucci beauty launch event hosted by Frida Giannini on June 4, 2014 in New York City.
Solange attends the Gucci beauty launch event hosted by Frida Giannini on June 4, 2014 in New York City. Andrew H. Walker—Gucci/Getty Images

She refers to the attack as "that thing"

Singer Solange Knowles has apparently kissed and made up with Jay Z after “that thing” when she attacked her brother-in-law in an elevator, an interview with Lucky magazine suggests.

“What’s important is that my family and I are all good,” she told Lucky. “What we had to say collectively was in the statement that we put out, and we all feel at peace with that.”

The incident took place at the Met Gala after-party, in the elevator of The Standard hotel in New York City. Leaked security footage shows Solange attacking Jay Z while her sister Beyoncé stands by. Solange had to be restrained by a bodyguard.

A few days later, the family released a joint statement saying: “Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

[Lucky]

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Mel Gibson on Gary Oldman Controversy: ‘These Things Happen’

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Mel Gibson at he opening ceremony of the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) on July 4, 2014 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic. Matej Divizna—Getty Images

Gibson would know

Actor Mel Gibson has shrugged off the recent controversy that enveloped fellow actor Gary Oldman, saying “these things happen” and adding that he considers the Dark Knight star a “good guy.”

During a recent interview with Variety, Gibson said he hadn’t been aware of Oldman’s notorious Playboy interview. The British actor apologized last month for the June interview in which he railed against political correctness in Hollywood and claimed Gibson was a victim of hypocrisy:

“Mel Gibson is in a town that’s run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him—and doesn’t need to feed him anymore because he’s got enough dough. He’s like an outcast, a leper, you know? But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn’t turned and said, “That f—ing kraut” or “F— those Germans,” whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct.”

Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks to a police officer in 2006 after he was arrested for driving under the influence. When informed about Oldman’s interview, Gibson said he had “nothing much to say” about it, before adding: “He’s fantastic. I know him. He’s a good dude.”

Oldman said on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that his comments were “poorly considered” and that his choice of words was “offensive, insensitive, pernicious and ill-informed.”

[Variety]

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After Pregnancy Tweet, Lea Michele’s Publicist Says Her Twitter Account Hacked

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Lea Michele Bravo—NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

Lea Michele on Friday became the second Glee star to have her Twitter account hacked in as many days.

“Before this gets out to the media, I would like to announce to my fans that I am pregnant #BabyBoy,” read a message posted on her Twitter account. But Michele was hacked, the 27-year-old’s publicist confirmed to TIME. The publicist, however, did not touch upon the pregnancy question.

Michele’s tweet was met with skepticism by many after another Glee star, Chris Colfer, appeared on Thursday to tweet that he had been fired from the popular FOX show. But the show’s producers also said that Colfer was a hacking victim.

“We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked,” read a statement to TIME from 20th Century Fox Television. “Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”

 

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Fox Says Glee Star Chris Colfer Wasn’t Fired

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Chris Colfer JB Lacroix—WireImage/Getty Images

"Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth."

Fox denied Glee star Chris Colfer was leaving the show just minutes after a tweet from his verified Twitter account said he was “let go” from the cast, saying the actor was a hacking victim.

In a statement to TIME, 20th Century Fox Television said: “We’ve been alerted that Chris Colfer’s Twitter account has been hacked. Rumors of his dismissal from Glee could not be further from the truth. We love Chris and look forward to working with him again this season.”

Colfer’s manager separately told The Hollywood Reporter that Colfer’s account had been hacked and that the actor was on a mid-Atlantic flight without access to Internet.

The initial tweet set off an Internet firestorm–it was shared more than 6,000 times within an hour after it was tweeted–and prompted media outlets to report he was leaving.

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The tweet came ahead of what Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy has said will be the show’s sixth and final season and nearly a year after another show star, Cory Monteith, died.

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Susan Sarandon, Jimmy Kimmel Do Thelma & Louise Selfie

Kimmel even brought the perfect gear into the fold to recreate the famous snapshot.

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Susan Sarandon stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday to promote her upcoming film Tammy, and the host surprised her by recreating an iconic selfie.

In order to recreate the image from Thelma & Louise, Kimmel went the Full Thelma, donning a flowing wig, while Sarandon got back in to her character as Louise, with the scarf and sunglasses.

This isn’t the only selfie tribute that Sarandon has done recently. She and Thelma & Louise co-star Geena Davis recently proclaimed themselves “inventors of the selfie” with a recreation of the picture, during a shoot for The Hollywood Reporter.

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Katherine Heigl Says She Did Too Many Rom-Coms

Actress Katherine Heigl attends the 2014 NBC Upfront Presentation at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 12, 2014 in New York City.
Actress Katherine Heigl attends the 2014 NBC Upfront Presentation at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on May 12, 2014 in New York City. Slaven Vlasic—Getty Images

"I should have done a superhero movie or a psychological thriller"

Katherine Heigl, the former Grey’s Anatomy star, said she struggled with her Hollywood career because she “overloaded” moviegoers with romantic comedies.

“I had an amazing time. I love romantic comedies. I was so stoked to be doing them. But maybe I hit it a little too hard,” she told Marie Claire UK magazine. “There’s nothing wrong with them, but maybe I overloaded my audience. I should have done a superhero movie or a psychological thriller.”

The Knocked Up actress, who left Hollywood in 2009 to live with her family in Utah, is returning to the small screen to star in the new NBC show State of Affairs, which she is also helping produce.

“There’s still a part of me that’s a Hollywood animal as well,” she told Marie Claire UK.

But she said in the interview that back in 2009, she had to stop and re-evaluate her career after performing in The Ugly Truth, 27 Dresses and Knocked Up.

“This thing that was my best friend for a long time suddenly turned on me,” she said of Hollywood. “And I didn’t expect it. I was taken by surprise and angry at it for betraying me.”

[Marie Claire UK]

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Lindsay Lohan Suing Over Grand Theft Auto Character

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Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for the premiere of Dimension Films' "Scary Movie 5" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 11, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Michael Buckner—Getty Images

The star says one of the characters who flees paparazzi is based on her

Actress Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of Grand Theft Auto, claiming a character in their latest title is based on her.

Lohan believes the character Lacey Jonas looks like her, wears the actress’ clothes, and hides from the paparazzi like Lohan does. Grand Theft Auto V, made by Take-Two Interactive and developer Rockstar Games, features the West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont hotel where Lohan used to stay — until she racked up $46,000 unpaid bill and was banned from staying there, that is.

Lohan filed the suit in a Manhattan court, the Associated Press reports.

[AP]

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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams Quarreled While Filming ‘The Notebook’

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Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, winners of Best Kiss for "The Notebook" (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage) SGranitz—WireImage

Is true love a lie?

Even though the pair would go on to date for four years, The Notebook stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams initially fought during the romcom’s filming.

In an interview with VH1, The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes admits Gosling wanted McAdams replaced:

Maybe I’m not supposed to tell this story, but they were really not getting along one day on set. Really not. And Ryan came to me, and there’s 150 people standing in this big scene, and he says, “Nick come here.” And he’s doing a scene with Rachel and he says, “Would you take her out of here and bring in another actress to read off camera with me?” I said, “What?” He says, “I can’t. I can’t do it with her. I’m just not getting anything from this.”

After a screaming match, the two apparently worked things out:

We went into a room with a producer; they started screaming and yelling at each other. I walked out. At that point I was smoking cigarettes. I smoked a cigarette and everybody came out like, “All right let’s do this.” And it got better after that, you know? They had it out… I think Ryan respected her for standing up for her character and Rachel was happy to get that out in the open. The rest of the film wasn’t smooth sailing, but it was smoother sailing.

The pattern of arguing passionately and then falling in love sounds a bit like the characters they played, Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun. So keep stoking the flames of hope, fans–maybe it’s still destined that they’ll get back together some day. On a dock in the rain, we hope.

 

[VH1]

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Actually, the Latest Beyoncé “Scandal” Isn’t a Scandal at All

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT -Beyoncé and Jay Z at the opening night of their On the Run Tour.
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PARKWOOD ENTERTAINMENT -Beyoncé and Jay Z at the opening night of their On the Run Tour. Jeff Daly—Invision for Parkwood Entertainment

Come on, #BeyHive — she's been changing the lyrics to "Resentment" for years.

Before she was officially flawless and posting cryptic Instagram pictures (and before Instagram even existed, no less), the Beyoncé-obsessed searched for clues about the pop star’s personal life the old-fashioned way: through her lyrics. So when she released the furious breakup anthem “Ring the Alarm” in 2006, fans naturally speculated about the identity of the other woman caught in Bey’s war path — never mind that pop music can sometimes be the work of fiction. No, Beyoncé was definitely trying to communicate with fans, sending them secret messages.

Rihanna was the target of these rumors, probably because she was a Def Jam artist who worked closely with Jay Z, Bey’s then-boyfriend-now-husband and the head of the label at that time. When asked, Beyoncé brushed off the idea the song was about Rihanna, but few could resist a classic tale of workplace temptation, so the rumors stuck, and now they pop up every time something happens in the Beyoncéverse (ahem, Solangegate conspiracy theories).

Which brings us to the latest “scandal” — Beyoncé changing the lyrics to “Resentment” during a recent concert as a way of publicly calling out Jay Z’s rumored infidelity (this time the focus is Mya, not Rihanna). But here’s the thing: Beyoncé has been changing the lyrics to “Resentment,” another song from 2006’s B’Day, for quite some time: videos of years-old performances show she’s often sung the song that way, references to “whack bitches” and all.

The main differences are that she’s wearing a wedding dress-like outfit during the performance and that she updates the line “Been ridin’ with you for six years” to “Been ridin’ with you for 12 years,” which would maybe be more telling if it weren’t such weird math. Six years before 2006 was 2000; 12 years before 2014 was 2002. A popular version of the Beyoncé-Jay Z love story pegs the start of their romance to 2002, when the two collaborated on “03 Bonnie and Clyde,” but the singer herself has said she started dating Jay Z at 19, which could mean the year 2000.

All of this is to say: If Beyoncé is trying to open about her life, it’s short on substance (though you’ll find plenty on her last self-titled album). If Beyoncé is trying to remind you that you’re missing out on an awesome summer tour, the concept of which hinges entirely upon the intrigue of her A-list marriage, she’s doing a very good job.

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