Deadline Hollywood claims Elton John blasted the Russian distributor of ”Rocketman” for censoring his film’s drug and sex scenes. He posted, “We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today. Paramount Pictures have been brave and bold partners in allowing us to create a film which is a true representation of Elton’s extraordinary life, warts and all. That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people. We believe in building bridges and open dialogue, and will continue to push for the breaking down of barriers until all people are heard equally across the world.”
Us Weekly claims Lori Loughlin allegedly regrets smiling so much during her last court appearance. A source tells the magazine, “Lori regrets wearing the khaki pantsuit and smiling so much on her way into court. But she didn’t want to walk into the courthouse looking ashamed and guilty. She believes she’s innocent and she wouldn’t have pled not guilty if she didn’t think she wasn’t guilty.”
Perez Hilton claims Felicity Huffman’s oldest daughter, Sophia, will not be attending college in the fall because of her mother’s college admissions scandal. A source tells Entertainment Tonight. “The family realizes Felicity might serve time and while they wait for the sentencing, they are taking it one day at a time and truly appreciating what they have. Their daughters are doing well and have tried to keep their routines and make the best of the end of the school year, and are making summer plans. They are definitely planning a lot of quality family time. The girls are very close to their mom and dad and have been sympathetic throughout. They will do anything they can to be there for their mother.”
The NY Daily News says Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer has donated $10,000 to Communities In Schools of Nevada. The organization works to keep students from dropping out of school. James has won $2,382,580 in just 31 games.
James tweeted, “My kid cried about the possibility of her dad losing, so I told her we could have a party the day after it inevitably happens. Now she cries when I win”
The NY Post claims a viral Jeopardy clip was posted on the net last night showing James losing on tonight’s episode. Emma Boettcher beat him by $3,200. James correctly answered the question, “Who is [16th-century English playwright] Kit Marlowe? but didn’t bet enough money to win. Sony and Jeopardy won’t say if the video is real.
E! News claims ”Fixer-Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have completed a Harvard course called “The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports.” The course cost $10,000 and taught Chip and Joanna how to manage creative projects and market themselves.
The Daily Mail claims Meghan Markle was messaging British pop star Max George before she met Prince Harry. George is part of the boy band The Wanted. A source tells The Sun newspaper, ”Meghan was reaching out to a number of celebrities in the UK as she spent more time there. Max was one of the biggest stars in pop music at the time and they connected on Twitter. They swapped a few messages and had a lovely conversation but in the end, nothing came out of it — she met her husband soon after.”
TMZ claims Fergie has filed for divorce from Josh Duhamel. The couple publicly split in September 2017. Josh was recently photographed on a date with a mystery brunette.
E! News claims Kit Harrington checked into a wellness retreat because he was stressed following the end of Game of Thrones. A source tells the network, “He has felt lost since the show ended. It was his life for so long and the realization that it is over has caused a lot of stress and despair. Figuring out who he is and what is next has really gotten to him….[He] really didn’t know how to cope with the sadness and uncertainty. The show was everything to him.”
Gatehouse Media says Cruise Croatia is offering a Game of Thrones cruise. The eight-day cruise will depart in August 2020 and will take passengers to European cities where the show was filmed. Guests will visit the area where King’s Landing scenes were shot. The cruise costs $1,895.
The Consequence of Sound claims Tony Soprano’s home is being sold for $3.4 million. The North Caldwell, New Jersey home is where Tony and his family lived for six seasons. It has four bedrooms, four baths, and several garages.
Business Insider says Michael Douglas is selling his Mallorca, Spain home for $32 million. He bought the property in 1990 for $3.5 million. It was listed in 2014 for $60 million. The estate features 250 acres, two cottages, five apartments, 10 bedrooms, a heated pool, a library, a game room, a vineyard, a wine cellar, an outdoor kitchen, and a home theater.
Katy Perry tells Capital FM that Orlando Bloom was nervous when he proposed to her. ”It was Valentine’s Day and I had to work that day and I just remember meeting him at dinner at this place, at this Italian restaurant. Because when I get, like, a pass I just want to stuff my face with pasta and so I get there and he’s, like, cleanly shaven, he’s not wearing tennis shoes and I’m like, ‘Oh something is going down.’ Well, I mean, he was letting me like … we were ordering everything and it was like, ‘Who is this person?’ He must have been so nervous – actually he was, he was going like this [takes deep breaths] – and then I thought I was going somewhere and I wasn’t and then I got on a helicopter and he asked me to marry him and we landed on this building and then went downstairs and my family and friends were there and the most flowers you have ever seen. It’s like, you know when Kanye does that for Kim and you’re like, ‘Oh my god?’ I was like, ‘Oh my god!”’ ‘It’s great, he’s great, I love him very much.”
Colin Farrell tells The Mirror that it once took him 56 takes to correctly say one line while filming ”Minority Report.” He says he got drunk the night before filming. “I said, ‘Please don’t have me working on June 1st, because my birthday is May 31st.” My sister was on the set that day and she had to leave the set after 56 takes. I was a disaster.”