Stranger Things’ David Harbour Agrees to Officiate a Fan’s Wedding

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Time to get ordained, David Harbour!

The Stranger Things star made a not-so-small digital deal with a fan this week when she asked what it would take to get him to officiate her wedding in September. The answer? 125,000 retweets…and the first slice of cake. 

“Provided date works with s3 shooting schedule, I will get ordained and perform ceremony,” he tweeted back on Tuesday. “I get to read an esteemed love letter of my choosing, and after the cake is officially cut, I get the very first piece. #allthecakes.”

Well, ask and you shall receive! Less than 24 hours, the Internet had delivered. 

“Dammit. Not even 24hours. You’re kidding me. @ErickaElizabth DM me please to get the ball rolling,” he agreed. “I’m making it seriously hard next time, internet, this is not over between us…”

He did make one follow-up stipulation about the cake considering he doesn’t want to take away from the wedding tradition. “I will allow the smearing of it on each other’s faces, licking icing off fingers and all other bride and groom cake shenanigans, but the actual first whole piece is mine, dammit,” he tweeted. 

This isn’t the first time the beloved actor has delivered on a fan’s request. Last week, he posed for senior portraits with high school fan Damaris Fregoso after agreeing to be in the photos it if she got 25,000 retweets. “And I get to wear the school sweatshirt and hold a trombone,” he tweeted back his demands. Naturally, the Internet circulated the tweet beyond that and the portraits turned out hilariously great. 

“Once again I wanna thank everyone from the bottom of my heart!” the California fan tweeted. “I would’ve never met David if it wasn’t for you who rt’ed! It’s still hard to believe that I met him, but I thank you, for the continuous love and support on all my social medias! y’all are too sweet! much love xoxo.”

Needless to say, we’re excited to see the photos from the upcoming fall wedding. So, what will Harbour agree to do for a fan next? Time to submit your Twitter requests!

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RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Guest Judges Include Nancy Pelosi (Yes, For Real), Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess and More

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Nancy Pelosi is heading to the Drag Race. The congresswoman will guest judge the new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars. Vanessa Hudgens, Tituss Burgess, Kristin Chenoweth, Marc Jacobs, Shay Mitchell, Chris Colfer, Vanessa Williams, Adam Lambert, Constance Zimmer, Emma Bunton, Todrick Hall, Garcelle Beauvais, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Nicole Byer will also judge the third season of the VH1 competition series.

This is Pelosi’s reality show debut. She previously appeared as herself on 30 Rock.

Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews return alongside RuPaul, of course. The new season kicks off with a 90-minute premiere on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. on VH1.

Expect the two top queens to “lip-sync for their legacy” for the power to send one of their peers home. Logo will air a five-day non-stop marathon of RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars season two beginning Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. In addition to the reruns, the marathon will feature “Meet the Queens” interstitials to reacquaint fans with their favorite competitors. The competition this season includes Aja (season nine), BenDeLaCreme (season six), Chi Chi DeVayne (season eight), Kennedy Davenport (season seven), Milk (season six), Morgan McMichaels (season two), Shangela (seasons two & three), Thorgy Thor (season eight) and Trixie Mattel (season seven).

Get a sneak peek of the new season above.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars premieres Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. on VH1.

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Gerard Butler Reveals the Crazy Hot—and Cold—Places He’s Had Sex

Gerard Butler is spilling all the hot personal tea. 

During a visit to Andy Cohen‘s Bravo clubhouse on Wednesday night, the action star dished out a few juicy details about the craziest place he’s had sex, which of his co-stars was the better kisser and his past hookup with reality star Brandi Glanville

Thanks to a fan caller, the actor faced an inquiry about his past sex spots. “I’ve had sex in some crazy places,” he confirmed. So, where were you, Gerard?

“I had sex on the side of a volcano once—that was pretty cool. Actually, it was pretty hot—and on a glacier,” he quipped. If you’re wondering “Why?” Butler had the answer for that, too. “If you’re somewhere interesting, you kind of think it would be nice to make this a more interesting story,” the actor explained. 

However, the glacier romp wasn’t exactly as cool as he imagined. “I gotta be honest—it was not fun,” the star admitted. “My ass stuck to the ice.”

The single star made headlines a few years ago when he didn’t seem to know who Glanville was after she revealed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that they had slept together.  

“It was kind of a crazy time in my…Anyway, we hung out. We had fun and then I never saw her again,” Butler recalled of that time on the show Wednesday night. “Suddenly, I was walking down the street with a director and these guys from TMZ come running down the street going, ‘What about you and Brandi Glanville?’ and I’m like, ‘Who’s Brandi Glanville?’ because I didn’t even know her last name.”

“She got pretty upset about that,” he added. 

During a round of “Plead the Fifth,” Butler also kiss and told on his former co-stars Angelina Jolieand Jennifer Aniston. He acted opposite Jolie in 2003’s Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life and with Aniston in 2010’s The Bounty Hunter. When asked, “Who is the better kisser?” the actor was visibly apprehensive about answering at first. “No, we need to know this,” 50 Cent, who was also in the interview, insisted. 

After some uneasiness, Butler gave his answer: “Jennifer Aniston.”

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Prince William Debuts Surprise Shaved Head

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There’s one story getting all the buzz about Prince William…his shaved head!

The 35-year-old royal stepped out in London on Thursday to support a new program employing veterans at a hospital. As the Duke of Cambridge made his public appearance, many could not help but notice the dad of two was sporting a new ‘do. All eyes were on his surprisingly new buzzed head as he made his way inside.

The royal’s hair has been noticeably thinning in recent years and has become the subject of teasing from his famous wife, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and brother Prince Harry

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While watching a shearing demonstration, for example, Middleton took advantage of the opportunity to poke some fun at her beau’s missing locks.  “The prince was interested in the alpaca, and as I showed it to them, the princess said he should put it on his head,” farmer Lyn Crejan told reporters at the time. “She said, ‘You need it more than me,’ and pointed to his head and he laughed.”

Of course, the playful royal has joined in on the punchlines. When he and Kate first revealed son Prince George to the world, the new dad joked that the bald infant has “got way more hair than me, thank God!”

What do you think of Prince William’s new look? Sound off in the comments below!

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Inside Ann Curry and Matt Lauer’s Complicated History

Ann Curryhas said that she was “not surprised” by the allegations of sexual misconduct that led to Matt Lauer‘s firing from Today last year.

Unlike Katie Couric, Lauer’s co-anchor on Today for almost a decade, who said “this is not the Matt we knew.”

Couric, in her first in-depth interview on the topic, said last week that she never knew about any behavior of that kind going on behind the scenes at NBC’s flagship morning show when she was there. But she and Curry had decidedly different experiences working with Lauer, who hosted Today for 20 years before his ouster.

Since Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotbfirst reported on his firing in November, just hours after they themselves got the news, Lauer has been lying extremely low, spotted just a handful of times near his home in the Hamptons. At the same time, the ongoing effort to root out predatory men in places of power continues to reverberate. A number of bold-faced names have been relegated to the scrap heap, while those who come forward are finding an unprecedentedly welcome landscape to tell their stories.

Not heard from as much are the women who’ve worked closely with the men caught up in scandal, so Couric’s and Curry’s responses to finding out that a man they worked with for years had been wielding his power in an unacceptable way stand out. Especially considering the divergent paths their respective friendships took.

Asked if she felt Lauer abused his power, Curry said on CBS This Morning Wednesday, “I’m trying to do no harm in these conversations. Um…I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations.” 

To clarify, she continued, “I’m trying not to hurt people. I know what it’s like to be publicly humiliated. I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliated, and I don’t want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else. But I can say, because you’re asking me a very direct question, I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed. I think it would be surprising if someone said that they didn’t see that. So, it was verbal sexual harassment.”

And the public humiliation she mentions is inextricable from her experience with Lauer as well.

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Curry, who joined NBC News in 1990 and became the full-time news anchor on Today in 1997, was, along with Couric, Lauer and Al Roker, an original member of “America’s first family”—”Katie, Matt, Al and Ann” sung about in a catchy jingle promoting Today, which became the top-rated network morning show.

Their chemistry as a foursome was unquestionable, and in their interactions with fans out on the Plaza and with each other, they truly did seem like a happy family.

They talked about their own parenting struggles on the air, they dressed up lavishly for Halloween, they effortlessly switched gears between reporting on world-changing events and interviewing Hollywood celebrities. And, simply, they became the group that viewers were used to, the ones who made the at-home audience’s morning TV-watching ritual complete.

Not everything was always easy off-camera, of course. Even the closest of family members bicker. Between Couric and Lauer, Couric—who had previously co-anchored Today with Bryant Gumbel—was always considered the bigger star. And her announcement in 2006 that she’d be leaving Today to anchor the CBS Evening News presented a conundrum as to how—or if—they’d be able to replicate that reliable morning show magic with another person.

Saying that the hardest part of leaving would be leaving Lauer, Curry and Roker, Couric added, smiling, “Once in a while we get on each other’s nerves.” She further added, jesting at Lauer, “Well, he gets on my nerves.”

“I like where I am on the radar,” Lauer told the New York Times in April 2006, just days after Couric announced her decision on air. “To be completely frank, I’m a little bit nervous about the fact that that may change a little bit.”

It changed more than a little bit. NBC brought in a big name, poaching Meredith Vieira from The View, but once Couric was gone Lauer was ever after top dog at Today.

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Curry stayed on as news anchor, and she had just been appointed co-anchor of Dateline NBC in 2005 (and she was pursuing a side interest in photography), so her plate was on the full side.

Talking about the various hats she was wearing, including mom to two little kids, she told OK! in 2007, “I’m interested in making a difference. I want to do stories that matter. That’s a big request of my family. I don’t want them to feel they’re less important than my job, because they’re not. The only thing I ever wanted was the opportunity to reach as many people as possible.”

 

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Meanwhile, Curry’s popularity and overall celebrity was only on the rise over the years, with publications increasingly referring to her as one of the most powerful women in journalism and People naming her to its Most Beautiful list in 2010. In fact, she was on everyone’s list, from the gossip sites to the fashion mags to the New York Times, of people to pay attention to.

So when Vieira announced in 2011 that she was leaving Today to focus on her family, Curry seemed like a natural successor—even if she didn’t necessarily see it that way.

“My goal was not to do this job,” she told Forbes in August 2011, a little over a month into her new role as co-anchor. “My goal was to reach as many people as possible with the most important news that I could give them. I didn’t aspire to be on the Today show; they offered me the job. I didn’t ask to be the co-anchor of the Today show; they gave me the job. I have a loyalty to the people who watch this broadcast. They put up with me for all of these years, and I want to take care of them.”

The Ann Curry era on Today ceremoniously began on June 9, 2011, with Lauer saying good morning and then his new co-anchor saying, “And I’m Ann Curry, in for…I guess, nobody this morning, but me, myself and I!”

“It’s nice to be able to say that, isn’t it?” Lauer smiled back.

“It is, it’s crazy,” a charmingly bowled-over Curry replied. “I can’t believe it, it’s such a thrill…I really feel like Cinderella—Ann Curry, aka Cinderella, today.”

Lauer called her new role “a very comfortable fit,” considering she’d been with Today for 14 years at that point, “so it’s a little like a member of the family simply moving to a new seat at the table and we’re thrilled to have you here.”

And so away they went.

It’s a different world. It’s much more fun than I thought it would be,” Curry told Forbes that August. “You also feel a greater responsibility. When you are co-anchoring the entire broadcast, especially in this time when Americans are going through so much, you realize that there is a need to not only be informative, but be comforting.

“So it has been different. Everyday I feel like I have a soundboard in front of me and I’m constantly tweaking the dials. I’m learning the nuances, and it’s a great feeling.”

That feeling was apparently short-lived. Just how short depended on who you asked on any given day.

Less than a year into her tenure as co-anchor, the tabloids were ablaze with talk of issues between Lauer and Curry, that they were lacking in the “chemistry” department and viewers were turning away. As a veteran journalist, Curry would later tell friends that saying people lacked chemistry was “an excuse generally used by men in positions of power to say, ‘The woman doesn’t work,'” according to Brian Stelter‘s 2013 book Top of the Morning, about the goings-on behind the scenes at Today and Good Morning America.

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“I hope that Ann has enough perspective—and I’m sure that she does—to ignore it,” Vieira told CNN’s Piers Morgan in April 2012, referring to the chatter that the Lauer-Curry pairing was hurting Today. “That comes with the territory. Ann’s great, she’s an unbelievable journalist. Beyond that, she’s one of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet…a true class act. And if the numbers are going up or down, that’s not Ann. These things happen.”

“You just can’t read into this stuff…Nobody wants to write, ‘you’re great!’ They want to write that you’re bad. They love to see people fall.”

By June, however, the word—unofficial though it was—was that Curry was going to be leaving. And on June 28, 2012, she tearfully announced that it was her last morning as Today‘s regular co-host. “This is not how I expected to ever leave this couch after 15 years, but I am so grateful,” she said, her voice thick with emotion.

She thanked the Today family and added, “and for all of you who saw me as a ground-breaker, I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line. But man, I did try.”

“You have the biggest heart in the business,” Lauer told her. “You put it on display every single day in this studio and you have, for what, almost 20 years on this show? The way you care about people comes through in every single story you report.”

After Roker and then-Today news anchor Natalie Morales shared some favorite Curry memories of their own, Lauer added, “It’s not good-bye, not by a long shot. We’re going to continue to put you on planes, maybe ask you to jump out one or two in the near future…Most importantly, you’ve made us better and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

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The reaction to Curry leaving was mixed, with the usual faction of armchair critics and haters perfectly fine with her leaving, while many more people were outraged that she was gone.

Deborah Norville, who had her own short-lived tenure as a Today co-host before Couric arrived, insisted to Piers Morgan in June 2012 that any issues the show might be having were simply not about chemistry. “As a medium itself, [TV is] a cool medium. And Ann is a very elegant, and a very thoughtful person…It may be that her naturally thoughtful and probing demeanor, coupled with the cool medium of television, made for a situation where she didn’t appear to be comfortable—when in fact she’s danged good at what she does, and I know she felt as comfortable sitting next to Matt on the desk as she did probably sitting cross-legged on the floor doing a puzzle at home.”

The overall assumption, however, was that Matt Lauer played a key role in Curry’s departure. As Top of the Morning author Brian Stelter  told the New York Times, “Whenever there’s an information vacuum, the Web will try to fill it.”

Curry remained a part of the NBC News team, and she returned to Today that August during the Summer Olympics in London, responding to Lauer’s “nice to see you” with a cool nod and a “Matt, good morning” before launching into her story.

About a week later, back in New York, after the U.S. women’s rowing team said it was tradition to throw someone into the water after a victory, and Lauer said that in New York someone would get thrown into the Hudson River, Al Roker cracked, “Which is different than our tradition, which is you throw one of us under the bus. But that’s another story.”

Barely an hour before she signed off that June, however, Curry told USA Today that the snippier reports about why she was leaving were inaccurate.

“I don’t know who has been behind the leaks, but no question they’ve hurt deeply,” she said. As for the criticism that she and Lauer lacked chemistry, she said, “You know, Matt and I have had great on-air chemistry for 14 years, been part of the No. 1 winning team for a history-making number of years. That said, I just finished my freshman year as co-host. In every single co-host’s first year, there have been kinks to be worked out, and perhaps I deserve as much blame for that as anyone.”

Moreover, “we’ve had a terrific relationship for all these years, and he’s such a star. Obviously he’s considered the golden boy of morning television. He’s so good when you sit next to him; it’s hard not to be helped by that. He’s funny and glib, and he knows how the show works. It’s been my honor in this last year to sit next to him.”

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Lauer’s reputation took a hit in the public eye, however, and though it was right back to work with newly minted co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, it took him awhile to put what happened with Curry—and the reports about him not being so great a guy—into perspective.

“There’s a difference between good chemistry and a bond,” he told Esquire in September 2013. “Chemistry is something you have with somebody you meet—or you don’t. It’s an intangible. It may be superficial. It’s much harder to put your finger on than a bond. Broadcasting through 9/11 together, like Katie Couric and I did, creates a bond.”

Ultimately, he concluded, how the end of Curry’s tenure on Today was reported “was a disappointing learning experience. I was disappointed by the laziness of the media, the willingness to read a rumor, repeat that rumor, and treat it as a fact. And yet, what were my options? Does anyone want to see a person who’s making the money that the newspapers say I’m making complaining, ‘Woe is me, my life is terrible, and people are being unfair’? No one would’ve had any patience for that. I wouldn’t have any patience for that. So you just shut up and go about doing your job and hope that people who know you well—your friends and your family—know what’s true.”

Katie Couric defended her friend and former TV partner in an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show in 2012, saying, “”Matt and I are good friends. He’s a great person and, I don’t know, a lot of things get printed that aren’t true…and all I know is he’s a very, very valuable member of that team. And I think Matt feels a lot of loyalty to the show, which I really admire and respect, he feels as if he’s the caretaker, and really wants to be there for the show when the show needs him.”

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The backlash against Lauer was real, but the majority of Today viewers remained devoted and he signed a new two-year deal worth a reported $20 million a year in 2016.

“I get most of my news from print these days,” she cracked at the Television Critics’ Association press tour last summer when asked how she thought Today was carrying on in her stead.

Curry left NBC News in 2015 and, while anyone would’ve been happy to have heard what she had to say about Matt Lauer at any time, it’s now—with his firing and the upcoming PBS series she’s executive-producing, We’ll Meet Again, putting her back in the public eye— that the moment has come.

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At last, Curry has admitted that leaving Today “hurt like hell.”

“I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard,” she told People. “But I had to let go. And I learned that when you not only let go but open your arms wide and learn the lessons that an experience — no matter how bad — can teach you, that’s when you rise.”

And today on CBS This Morning she revealed that she wasn’t surprised by the allegations against Lauer (despite calling some of them “untrue or mischaracterized,” he said in November that he was “truly sorry” to the people he hurt).

Asked again if she blamed Lauer for her abrupt exit from Today, she said, “You know, you should ask someone else. I’m not the one to ask about that. Because I don’t know what was all behind it. I do know that it hurt like hell. It wasn’t a fun moment. I’ve learned a great deal about myself. I’ve really, at this point, let it go. I’ve just let it go. And I think that…it’s been years and I want to sort of move on from that. At this point, I’m thinking, ‘Hakuna Matata.’ It’s just sort of over.”

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A Look Back at Saoirse Ronan’s Best Red Carpet Looks

Saoirse Ronan is taking the award show circuit by storm.

Not only did the Ladybird actress already win a Golden Globe, but the one-sleeve Atelier Versace dress she donned that night will be remembered as one of the best red carpets looks of all time. Lucky for us, the season is far from over. And with a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, the actress will surely impress again.

Just look at her fashion track record for evidence.

Looking back at her best red carpet moments, Ronan is always a vision in white and muted pastels—no easy fashion feat for those with fair skin. The Irish actress also has a thing for feathered accents. Although her style is typically simple, clean and feminine, Saoirse will often take chances with her wardrobe, trying edgier motifs when we least expect it. 

Don’t take our word for it. To see more of Saoirse’ best looks, keep scrolling. 

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The Ladybird actress arrived at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards in a bedazzled, backless Michael Kors stunner. Although the flesh-tone color of the dress could have washed her out, the bold deep lip brought her to life. 

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Saoirse Ronan! Not only for her turn in Ladybird, but because her one-sleeve Atelier Versace dress was also a winner. 

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Not only did the actress make a bold style statement at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, but her Gucci dress served as major inspiration for Valentine’s Days to come. 

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In true Rodarte fashion, Ronan was both feminine and dark in this floral, lace ensemble at the 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards.

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You don’t always need to wear a full-on gown on a red carpet. The actress wore a Teresa Helbig design to the HFPA and Instyle Celebration of the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. 

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This Ralph & Russo sequined gown the actress wore to the 9th Annual Governors Awards would have been just as perfect on the Oscars red carpet. The emerald-green statement earrings were definitely a nice touch. 

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The actress proved you can still do sophisticated in a Alessandra Rich mini while attending the On Chesil Beach London Film Festival premiere.

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Saoirse perfectly complemented the rose backdrop at the 2016 Tony Awards in a pale-pink gown with a cutout at the waist. 

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The contrast between the stark-white dress and feathered details made this Christopher Kane creation one for the Met Gala books. 

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The actress was glimmering in sequined Calvin Klein gown with a plunging neckline at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscars party. 

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You don’t always have to wear a suit to mean business in the boardroom. If you want to be fashion-forward and professional, take a cue from the actress at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon. 

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While Saoirse looked angelic in a white frock at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, it’s her feathery footwear that really did it for us. 

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The actress looked like a style confection wearing a Michael Kors gown, Forevermark Diamonds and Giuseppe Zanotti heels. 

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At the 2016 Golden Globes, it was literally like Saoirse arrived via cloud, wearing an ethereal Saint Laurent gown with the longest train ever. 

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What we’ve gleaned from the star’s many red carpet photos: a) She looks good in white and muted pastels. b) She has a penchant for accent feathers. 

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The star wore a mishmash of prints and patterns on one single dress to the 2016 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala, and it worked!

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Gucci, even in its most pink, sweetest form, still somehow looks edgy on the actress. 

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Young and fresh-faced, the now-Golden Globe winner rocked a lace frock to the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 premiere. 

Did any look stick out for you?

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10 Most Emotional Figure Skating Olympic Moments of All Time

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From triumphant triple axels to heartbreaking falls, there are a number of reasons figure skating is arguably the most emotional sport at the Winter Olympics. 

Ever since it became a permanent part of the Winter Games in 1924, the sport has created memorable moments that live beyond the rink. Who could forget when 16-year-old Sarah Hughes won the gold medal at the 2002 Olympics, or when Nancy Kerrigan took the ice for the first time after her attack?

In honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics, here’s a roundup of 10 of the most emotional figure skating moments in Olympic history.

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15 Little-Known Facts About Team USA’s Female Figure Skating Team

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1. 11-year-old Sonja Henie repeatedly stops her performance to ask her coach for advice at the 1924 Games

Sonja Henie was just 11 years old when she made her Olympic debut at the first Winter Games in Chamonix, France. According to the official website of the Olympic Games, the Norwegian skater had to stop her performance several times to ask her coach what she should do next. Even though she finished last, she didn’t let this deter her from pursuing the gold. In fact, she won a total of three gold medals while competing at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Games.

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2. John Curry earns the highest point total in men’s figure skating history at the 1976 Games

During the 1976 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, British skater John Curry skated to Ludwig Minkus’ ballet Don Quixote and won the gold medal. According to the Olympic website, he earned 105.9 out of 108 points and still holds the highest point total in men’s figure skating history. Sadly, Curry died in 1994 at the age of 44.

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3. Nancy Kerrigan returns to the ice for the 1994 Games after her attack

Weeks after Kerrigan suffered an attack that led to Tonya Harding‘s ban from U.S. figure skating, she returned to the ice to compete in the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. Kerrigan won the silver medal, falling behind Oksana Baiul from the Ukraine.

4. Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest athlete to win an individual event in Winter Games history at the 1998 Olympics

Tara Lipinski won more than a gold medal when she competed at the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. She also won the hearts of viewers everywhere. After skating a stunning long program, the then 15-year-old Lipinski became the youngest athlete to win an individual event in Winter Games history.

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5. Michelle Kwan makes her Olympic debut at the 1998 Games

1994 was also the year Michelle Kwan made her Olympic debut. The then 17-year-old athlete was favored to beat Lipinski and gave an incredible performance during the short program. After giving a stellar performance during her long program, Kwan left the ice to wait for her scores. She broke down in tears next to her coach Frank Carroll as she waited for the results. Kwan ended up taking the silver.

Kwan competed for the gold once more in the 2002 Olympics but won the bronze.

6. Sarah Hughes wins the gold medal in a surprise victory at the 2002 Games

At 16 years old, Hughes was the youngest member on America’s ladies’ figure skating team for the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kwan was once again favored to win. However, Hughes gave an incredible performance and ended up tying with Irina Slutskaya from Russia for first place. It all came down to the judges’ vote. The judges deemed Hughes the winner in a surprise victory.

7. Canada’s David Pelletier and Jamie Salé share the gold with Russia’s Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze after 2002 Scandal

According to an Olympic video recounting the scandal, Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze were looking to earn Russia’s 11th consecutive gold medal in figure skating pairs at the 2002 Olympics; however, Canada’s David Pelletier and Jamie Salé threatened that dream. After Pelletier and Salé fell from their final pose during their short program, Berezhnaya and Sikharulidze pulled ahead. It all came down to the free skate. Sikharulidze stumbled a bit during the performance while Pelletier and Salé executed their routine immaculately. It seemed like Canada would bring home the gold. However, when the judges revealed their scores, the Canadians were shocked and disappointed to learn they had won silver.

Later on, French judge Marie-Reine le Gougne confessed to British official Sally Anne Stapleford she had been pressured by the French federation to vote for the Russians in exchange for Russia voting for France in ice dancing. After an investigation, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge revealed the two teams would share a joint gold medal. The pairs held hands as they accepted their gold medals, and the Olympic judging system was reformed.

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8. Yuna Kim sets two records at the 2010 Games

While competing at the 2010 Games in Vancouver, Yuna Kim gave a nearly flawless free skate performance. She was so overcome with emotion that she burst into tears. However, she was smiling from ear to ear when the judges revealed she had earned a new season’s best of 150.06. This gave her a world record total of 228.56 points—an amount nobody has been able to beat, per Olympic.org. She also became the first female figure skater from the Republic of Korea to win a gold medal.

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9. Jeremy Abbott completes his performance after a dramatic fall at the 2014 Games

Jeremy Abbott took a nasty fall after attempting his first jump during the short program at the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. The American athlete crashed into a wall and lay on his back in pain for about 10 seconds. Still, he did not give up. Abbott got up and completed his performance, landing three more jumps. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as he skated off the rink, wincing in pain. He scored a 72.58 for the program. Abbott announced his retirement from figure skating in 2017.

10. Evgeni Plushenko bows out due to injury and retires at the 2014 Games

After attempting a jump during the warm-up for his short program, Evgeni Plushenko suffered an injury and withdrew from the 2014 Games—forcing him to retire earlier than expected. The withdrawal occurred after Plushenko helped Russia win the gold medal in the team event. He had also won a silver medal at both the 2002 and 2010 Games and a gold medal at the 2006 games.

The Winter Olympics begin February 8th on NBC.

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Kevin Spacey Investigated for 3rd Alleged Sexual Assault in London

A new report from TMZ indicates Kevin Spaceyis being investigated over three separate allegations of past sexual assault, following a third accusation made in December.

London Police confirmed to E! News the allegations of sexual assault, but did not identify Spacey as the man accused. 

Since October, more than a dozen men in both the United States and England have accused the actor of sexual misconduct. In early November, London police opened an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault made against Spacey. Later that month, police said they were investigating a second case and in a statement on Wednesday, they said they received a report about an alleged third past assault. Spacey has not commented on the accusations that are being investigated and has not been charged with a crime.

“On 1 November, City of London Police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan Police Service. It is alleged a man assaulted another man (Victim 1) in 2008 in Lambeth,” Scotland Yard said in a statement to E! News. “On 17 November, we received allegations that the same man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 2) in 2005 in Lambeth. On 13 December, we received an allegation that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster.”

Spacey used to live in London and served as the artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre, located in the London borough of Lambeth, from 2004 to 2015.

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Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp was the first person to publicly accuse Spacey of sexual misconduct, in an alleged incident that is separate from the ones London police are investigating. He had said the actor made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was 14.

Spacey apologized, saying he did not remember the encounter, and also came out publicly as gay. He then checked into a treatment center. He has not commented on the other allegations.

The scandal has prompted Netflix to fire Spacey from its drama House of Cards, while Christopher Plummer also replaced the actor in the film All the Money in the World. His publicist and talent agency have also dropped him.

In mid-November, just before police revealed they were investigating a second sexual assault case involving the actor, the Old Vic Theatre said that after conducting an internal inquiry, it had received 20 allegations of inappropriate behavior by the star, adding that none of them involved rape. Spacey has not commented. The theatre said 14 of the allegations were so serious that it had advised accusers to report them to police, The Guardian reported.

“The Old Vic apologizes wholeheartedly to the people who told us that they have been affected,” Kate Varah, the theatre’s executive director, said in a statement to the newspaper. “We’ve learned that it is not enough to have the right process in place. Everyone needs to feel able to speak out no matter who they are. That apology really goes to the people who feel they were affected by this but what is also important to understand there is a new way forward for this organization.”

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Jill Zarin Reacts to the Overwhelming Love From Her Real Housewives Family After Bobby’s Death

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Jill Zarin is expressing gratitude for the love and support she continues to receive from family and friends.

After Bobby Zarin passed away at 71 from a long battle with cancer, several members of the Real Housewives franchise have touched the family with their acts of kindness.

“Overwhelming love,” Jill shared with E! News exclusively when describing the outreach from her reality TV family. “Ramona Singer has been incredible. She texts me, she e-mails me, she showed up at the hospital early on. All the Housewives.”

The reality star continued, “I’ve gotten flowers from Vicki Gunvalson. I got an e-mail today from Melissa Gorga. Cynthia Bailey wanted to come [to the funeral]. Andy Cohen gave a shout out to Bobby [by] giving him the Mazel of the Week.”

Jill also expressed gratitude to many other friends including Wendy Williams for her “beautiful tribute” during “Hot Topics” earlier this week.

Another thing that left the Zarin family feeling grateful was the amount of people who showed up to remember Bobby at his funeral service Monday morning in New York. Patti Stanger, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Danielle Staub, Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon were just some of the familiar faces who paid their respects. 

“It was very surreal to walk in and have all these people around me,” Jill shared with E! News. “People who I haven’t seen in 20 years showed up. People flew in from as far as Ghana, Florida, California, Chicago, all over the place. They all dropped what they were doing and they came.”

E! News has also learned that Kris Jenner and her family sent an arrangement of flowers. Bethenny sent over Skinnygirl wine that was served at the shiva. Andy also sent a huge platter from New York City’s Barney Greengrass.

Looking ahead, Jill told her Instagram followers that she is focused on raising money and awareness for the International Thyroid Oncology Group.

She also hopes fans will remember Bobby for his heart that affected so many people.

“Bobby taught me what true and deep love is. Thank you my love for sharing your life with me. For raising Allyson as if she was your own, being an amazing father and grandfather and teaching me how to be a better person,” Jill previously wrote on Instagram. “You inspire those around you to be the best they can be. I will never forget you… your legacy lives on through your beautiful children and grandchildren.”

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How Ricky Martin Found New Strength Within The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

With The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, his first significant TV role since his stint on General Hospital in the 1990s, singer Ricky Martin is playing a role in the story of an infamous murder, but it goes deeper than that. As Antonio D’Amico, lover to Gianni Versace (Édgar Ramírez), Martin found renewed strength.

The series brings the underlying homophobia that was (and still is) present in the United States at the time of Versace’s murder and the manhunt for Andrew Cunanan.

“One of the reasons that I jumped into this character with the level of passion that I jumped into [it with] was because in 1997, something happened. Someone was killed…a criminal that went on a killing spree. He was on the list of the most wanted men of the FBI, he was living in Miami Beach, not hiding, and no one caught him,” Martin told E! News.

“For me that is frustrating. For me that is injustice,” Martin continued about Cunanan’s murder spree ending with Versace. “For me, the most important thing was to be able to be a spokesperson for, maybe the LGBT community, and say open your eyes. We’re still being attacked and a lot has to be done.”

The blatant homophobia in the series gave Martin strength, he said and made him realize “how important it is for the world to accept their identity, their sexual identity, and to share it and normalize this.”

“Because other than that you’re just fitting in to ignorance,” he said.

There’s a specific scene that struck a chord with the singer-actor. Following the murder of Versace, police interrogate Martin’s character and really tear into his relationship with Versace.

“They are invading everything that I am; they’re talking about me, as Gianni’s lover bringing escorts, and for me as an actor it was very beautiful to play,” Martin said. “But they just went to some locked up places within that I needed to open up, read more about it, be open and be happy about the fact that I’m in front of the camera telling the story. Someway, somehow we are normalizing my life with this story.”

Click play on the story for more, including Darren Criss‘ take on the show.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story airs Wednesdays, 10 p.m. on FX.

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