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The Craft: Legacy star Cailee Spaeny recalls ‘freaky’ incident while filming reboot of cult classic

Ouija boards, spells and potions take centre stage in The Craft: Legacy, the reboot of the 1996 cult classic movie. So it’s little surprise bewitching incidents occurred on set.

One supernatural occurrence, however, was not scripted or caught on camera but captured on the iPhone of the film’s star, Cailee Spaeny, who plays central coven character Lily.

Chatting to 9Honey Celebrity, the 23-year-old recalled the spooky incident that took place when the cast was filming at a house that was a hospital in the 1800s — a facility where 700 people died. 

“We didn’t know that and we later found out from the owner,” Spaeny said. “I was filming and hanging out in the attic and I left my phone in the attic to go do a take.

“I came back and looked at my camera roll and there was a photo taken of this orb-like, purple, perfect, symmetrical orb, off my phone.

“And if you look closely, there’s like another layer of purple so it really looked like an eyeball, which was pretty freaky.”

Spaeny said she then spoke to the on-set witch consultant, Erin Fogel, who told her it was nothing to fear because purple “was a very protecting” colour in the world of witchcraft.

If the young actress wanted a second opinion, she need not go far. Co-star Zoey Luna — who plays fellow witch Lourdes — was an expert in witchcraft prior to auditioning.

“Well, I was already a witch before I got the role,” she tells 9Honey Celebrity. “I was actually planning on opening a witch shop and that being my career for the rest of my life before I auditioned. So I was already pretty interested in that whole world. I’ve always been a witch, I’ve always been very spiritual, so there wasn’t really much delving into source material, except my own life.”

Not only is Luna a practising witch, but she is also a transgender Latina actress, making the 20-year-old’s casting that much more groundbreaking. Adding to the diverse cast is Black actress Lovie Simone, who plays coven leader Tabby. 

She tells 9Honey Celebrity it wasn’t the movie’s sisterhood per se that attracted her to the role, but rather the idea she could portray a Black witch on the big screen alongside Spaeny, Luna and fourth ‘witch’ Gideon Adlon, who plays the hilariously blunt Frankie. 

“After I watched The Craft, and to be a part of that world and to play a witch and a Black witch that I don’t usually see on TV … I was like, ‘Oh, wow,” 22-year-old Simone says. 

The reboot is the reimagining of Zoe Lister-Jones, the director and co-writer who was determined to promote diversity and inclusion within the cast.

“It’s really important to me as a filmmaker to pay attention to representation. I think it’s really important in media and when talking about those who feel othered it’s really about including all voices in that,” Lister-Jones tells 9Honey Celebrity. “Many voices we don’t get to see often in these narratives especially when talking about feminism or women’s experiences.

“I feel very strongly that trans women’s voices must be included, and also including a queer component, and giving a voice to the pain and othering those in the queer community also feel too often.” 

Under Lister-Jones’ modern-day makeover, The Craft: Legacy tackles such themes as intersectional feminism and patriarchy. In the film, the four young witches must unite to beat an evil antagonist played by David Duchovny — a warlock masquerading as a motivational speaker who doesn’t think women should be in power, let alone have power. 

READ MORE: The Craft: Legacy stars David Duchovny and Michelle Monaghan praise reboot’s empowering message

“I’m such a fan of the original,” Lister-Jones says. “[The reboot] was a great responsibility to take but it felt like such an incredible time to do so in our world to be telling the story of young women and community and stepping into their power and using it for good.” 

While Lister-Jones first watched the film as a 14-year-old at a slumber party, none of the cast were even born when the original film premiered in 1996. They did, however, tune in once in high school and were just as taken with the film.

“I was 14 or 15 and it was just one of those package deals coming-of-age movies, like Thirteen, The Virgin Suicides, The Craft…” 23-year-old Adlon says. “I think I definitely drew some inspiration from the original [movie] in the way I started dressing in high school with my chunky platform boots and my really long black coats … And I loved it.”

The Craft: Legacy is available on Digital now and on Blu-Ray and DVD from February 3.

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First photo of Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in upcoming movie Spencer

Kristen Stewart has made her debut as Princess Diana.

Principal photography has begun on Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, with production unveiling the first glimpse of Stewart as the young royal.

Written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight, the film focuses on one weekend in the life of Princess Diana, as she spends the Christmas holiday with the Royal Family at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk, and decides to leave her marriage to Prince Charles.

Filming will take place in Germany and the UK and a fall 2021 launch is anticipated. 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death.

The cast also includes BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall (Mr. Turner), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible).

The film is produced by Juan de Dios Larraín (Jackie) for Fabula Films, Jonas Dornbach and Janine Jackowski (Toni Erdmann) for Komplizen Film and BAFTA winner and Oscar nominee Paul Webster (Anna Karenina) for Shoebox Films.

“‘Spencer is a dive inside an emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life,” said Stewart. “It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her given name: Spencer. It is a harrowing effort for her to return to herself, as Diana strives to hold onto what the name Spencer means to her.”

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our distributors worldwide, our partners and funders who have shown tremendous commitment to us in these extraordinary times. With Kristen Stewart, Steven Knight and the rest of our fantastic team both in front and behind the camera, we are bringing ‘Spencer’ to the world.

“It is an independently produced film made for the big screen about an iconic woman’s own declaration of independence. We couldn’t be more excited,” said producers Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Juan de Dios Larraín, Paul Webster and Pablo Larraín.

Executive producers are Tom Quinn, Jeff Deutchman and Christina Zisa for Neon and Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller for Topic Studios.

FilmNation Entertainment handled international sales with all key territories selling out of the Cannes virtual market. The CAA Media Finance group sold to Neon and Topic Studios to distribute in the US, STXinternational will distribute the film in the UK, France, Italy and Benelux and DCM will distribute in Germany.

Other territories sold include: Australia/NZ (Roadshow), Latin America, Spain and Portugal (Sun), South Korea (Green Narae), Japan (Tohokushina), Scandinavia (Scanbox), Canada (Elevation), CIS/Baltics (Central Partnership), Eastern Europe (Forum), Middle East (Italia), Singapore (Shaw), Greece/Cyprus (Spentzos), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), India/Pakistan (Impact Films India), Israel (Lev), Turkey (FilmArti), South Africa (Empire), Taiwan (Moviecloud) and Thailand (M Pictures).

RELATED: The Crown casts Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana in the final two seasons

“Working on the script has been a pleasure. I think it’s a different perspective on a story that we don’t all know well, but we all feel we now are a part of it,” Knight told Variety in an exclusive interview last week.

“And I just found the whole thing fascinating. To talk to people who knew her and to try and get a view of this person — who this person really was — who was an ordinary person in extraordinary situations, is the way I think of her.”

Knight said he hadn’t watched hit Netflix series The Crown because he didn’t want his perspective to be influenced by the show. Season 4 of The Crown, which began streaming in 2020, primarily focuses on the relationship between Lady Diana (played by Emma Corrin) and Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor). The season has been in the spotlight as the relatives of real individuals depicted in the drama have been speaking up about their portrayals.

UK Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden and Lady Diana’s brother Charles Spencer later demanded that “The Crown” carry a disclaimer that it is a fiction show, but Netflix declined.

Spencer is supported by the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board (FFA), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and HessenFilm und Medien.

Halsey reveals she’s pregnant with her first child: ‘Surprise’

Halsey has a baby on the way!

The 26-year-old ‘Without Me’ singer took to her Instagram account to reveal she is expecting her first child.

On Wednesday, she shared a series of photos of her growing baby bump, that were shot by photographer Sam Dameshek.

“Surprise!,” the caption read alongside several emojis including a baby bottle, a rainbow and a baby.

The singer didn’t address who the father is, but it’s assumed that it’s screenwriter Alev Aydin as she tagged him in the post, and he commented on the announcement.

Aydin wrote in the comments section, “Heart so full, I love you, sweetness.” Halsey then responded to the message writing, “I love you!!!!!! And I love this mini human already.”

In a separate post, Aydin seemingly confirmed he’s the father by sharing an image of Halsey on his Instagram Story.

It’s not clear when Halsey struck up a romance with Aydin, however, they have been spotted together since October last year.

The performer has also been vocal about her battle with endometriosis and deciding to freeze her eggs.

“Doing an ovarian reserve is important to me because I’m fortunate enough to have that as an option, but I need to be aggressive about protecting my fertility, about protecting myself,” she said on an episode of The Doctors in 2018.

Halsey previously dated rapper G-Eazy, Yunblud and actor Evan Peters.

    Pamela Anderson secretly marries her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst

    Pamela Anderson has tied the knot for the fifth time!

    The Baywatch actress, 53, married her bodyguard Dan Hayhurst in a private ceremony on Christmas Eve. The pair got hitched at her home in Vancouver Island.

    “I was married on the property I bought from my grandparents 25 years ago, this is where my parents were married and they are still together,” she told the Daily Mail of their wedding in December 2020.

    “I feel like I’ve come full circle. “I’m exactly where I need to be — in the arms of a man who truly loves me.”

    Anderson also shared images with the outlet of her special day.

    READ MORE: Pamela Anderson secretly dating her bodyguard after divorce

    In September, it was revealed that Anderson was dating Hayhurst.

    “He’s in his 40s. A real man, finally,” a source told Page Six. “He knows how to handle her. It’s very cool to see. She’s completely comfortable, and they’re never out of each other’s sight.”

    The news comes after Anderson divorced husband Jon Peters after 11 days of marriage.

    Anderson was first married to Tommy Lee, with whom she shares sons Brandon, 23, and Dylan, 22. She then married Kid Rock between 2006 and 2007, and Rick Salomon from 2007 to 2008 and again between 2014 and 2015. She then went on to marry Peters.

    Kelly Clarkson’s estranged husband Brandon Blackstock hits back at claims he defrauded singer out of millions

    Kelly Clarkson‘s estranged husband has hit back at her lawsuit which alleged he defrauded the singer out of millions of dollars.

    According to Us Weekly, Brandon Blackstock — who is her former talent agent — filed legal documents back in November one month after Clarkson alleged he and his father Narvel Blackstock’s management company were charging her extra fees during their 13-year working relationship.

    In her filing, Clarkson requested money she paid Starstruck Management Group between 2007 and 2020 to be returned as she argues she paid “unconscionable fees” for “illegal services”.

    The singer calls her oral agreement with the company a “fraudulent and subterfuge device” and accused her ex and his father of being unlicensed talent agents in California.

    Now Brandon’s legal team claims that because he and his father did not perform their duties in California — they are based in Nashville, Tennessee — they are not subject to the state’s Talent Agencies Act. Therefore, Clarkson should not be entitled to any commissions earned during their contract, they claim.

    In his filing, Brandon also asked for Clarkson’s petition to be dismissed and requested she pays for his legal fees.

    Clarkson, 38, met the music manager, 43, in 2006 at a rehearsal for the Academy of Country Music Awards. They got engaged six years later and were married in October 2013.

    Sadly, they would announce their divorce in June 2020 after seven years of marriage and two kids: daughter River, six, and son Remington, four. 

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    Paris Hilton reveals she’s undergoing IVF with boyfriend Carter Reum: ‘I can pick twins, if I like!’

    Paris Hilton has babies on the brain. The socialite-turned-DJ revealed she and boyfriend Carter Reum are undergoing IVF in hopes of conceiving their first child together.

    “We have been doing the IVF, so I can pick twins, if I like,” Hilton shared on The Trend Reporter with Mara podcast. 

    “He’s just my dream guy… 100 per cent [The One]. We talk about [planning a wedding] all the time and planning our babies’ names and all of that. So, I’m really excited to just move on for the next step of my life, and finally just have like a real life.”

    In the podcast, Hilton said that she drew inspiration from her good friend Kim Kardashian, who had two of her four children born via surrogate and therefore advised Hilton on the egg extraction process.

    ‘Kim’s actually the one who told me about that. I didn’t even know anything about it,” she said, adding that the process was “tough, but I knew it would be worth it”.

    Hilton and Reum, an entrepreneur, began dating in around August 2019, one year after ending her engagement to actor Chris Zylka.

    However, they’ve known each other for 15 years. And after reconnected over Thanksgiving that year, they’ve been inseparable.

    “When we first met, I had no idea of the amazing journey I was about to embark on. My life was always empty, like I was missing something. 🥺” she wrote on Instagram to mark their anniversary. “But when I met you, I knew you were the one. You’ve filled my heart with so much love. 😍 I believe that everything happens for a reason because everything in my life, all the good and the bad, has led me right to you. ⚡️ 

    “You are my reason for me being so happy and feeling like the luckiest girl in the world! I love making you happy and promise to make you smile forever. Love so much handsome! Happy anniversary! 🥰 

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    Stars remember Kobe Bryant on the one-year anniversary of his death: ‘Rest in power’

    One year ago on Tuesday, Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident outside of Calabasas, California. He was one of nine confirmed dead, including his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, six family friends and the pilot. He was 41.

    Regarded as one of the best players to walk the court, Bryant was a five-time NBA champion, an 18-time all-star and ranks fourth on the basketball league’s all-time regular-season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.

    He stuck with the Los Angeles Lakers for the duration of his 20-year career and cemented a promising yet unfulfilled legacy in the entertainment capital of the world.

    To honour Bryant’s untimely death, many celebrities, such as Jimmy Fallon, Spike Lee, Magic Johnson, Pau Gasou and Snoop Dogg have posted messages on social media to pay respect to the basketball icon.

    READ MORE: Vanessa Bryant marks Kobe Bryant’s 42nd birthday with emotional tribute

    Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to her late daughter and husband by sharing a letter written by one of Gianna’s best friends, Aubrey, on her Instagram.

    “I will never understand why/how this tragedy could’ve happened to such beautiful, kind and amazing human beings,” she said. “It still doesn’t seem real. Kob, we did it right. Gigi, you still make mommy proud. I love you!”

    Fallon posted an interview clip with Kobe Bryant from The Tonight Show, where the two reminisced on a story where the two of them went on a drive in Bryant’s Land Cruiser to pick up beer for a party.

    “Can’t believe it’s been a year since we lost #KobeBryant,” Fallon said. “Celebrating his life today, and feeling grateful to have known him.”

    Lee posted a video montage on Instagram in honour of Bryant with the caption, “One Year Ago Today. Rest In Power.”

    “Thank you God for allowing me enjoy Kobe Bryant for 20 years as a great basketball player, athlete, husband, father, philanthropist, mentor & teacher of the game to many men & women of all ages, best friend to Rob Pelinka, & brother to Jeanie Buss,” Johnson said.

    Gasou shared a letter on Twitter commemorating his former Lakers teammate. “Not a day goes by that you are not present in what I do,” Gasou said. “Your spirit, your drive, your ambition, your love… continue to shine in my life and many others. Photos, videos, very special moments kept being shared by countless people that have admired you and loved you in their own way, reminding me how incredibly lucky I have been to share some of those moments with you.”

    Snoop Dogg posted a video on Instagram with the caption “Miss u Kobe,” reminding his followers of the time he gifted Bryant a custom Pontiac Parisienne convertible painted yellow and purple as a retirement gift.

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    Talk-show host Wendy Williams reveals her ex-husband Kevin Husband was a ‘serial’ cheater

    Wendy Williams is reflecting on her ex-husband Kevin Hunter’s extramarital relationships.

    The famed talk-show host, 56, who is about to release a documentary on her life titled Wendy Williams: The Movie, referred to Hunter as a “serial” cheater.

    “We were married for almost 22 years. We were together for 25 years,” she said of her relationship on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “I don’t regret the day of meeting him. I don’t regret putting up with him for all 25 years.

    “And that has nothing to do with him having this baby or him having this side girl for almost 15 years of our marriage. I’ve known about her almost since the beginning. I’ve known that Kevin is a serial cheat.”

    Williams filed for divorce from Hunter in April 2019. The split came after he reportedly had a child with a mistress, which Williams discussed in a recent interview with The New York Times.

    Meanwhile, Hunter has never directly confirmed reports he’d fathered a child with another woman.

    “I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs,” he previously told People in April 2019, and that he would “fully support” Williams.

    The talk-show host also detailed how Hunter bought properties to “wine and dine” his partners outside of their relationship.

    “The more successful I got and he got, and we believed in each other, the more of a jerk he became — he used his good credit to purchase property that he chose to wine and dine his extramarital affairs,” she said. “This girl wasn’t the only one. She just happens to be the one who kept his baby.”

    The former couple share 20-year-old son Kevin Jr.

    Elizabeth Hurley reveals her mum took topless photos of her after Piers Morgan suggested her son was behind the camera

    Elizabeth Hurley has hit back at Piers Morgan after he criticised the model’s latest Instagram photo.

    After images of the 55-year-old went viral yesterday, in which she posed topless under a fur coat paired with bikini bottoms, Morgan felt the need to weigh in.

    “Yeah, she looks fabulous, but what are you doing Liz? A bit of snow and you get your kit off,” he said today on his breakfast show Good Morning Britain.

    “And who took the pictures? Your 18-year-old son, you said, took the pictures? Isn’t that creepy? What is all this! It’s what we call in the business ‘thirsty and creepy.'”

    During the Good Morning Britain broadcast, Morgan’s co-host Susanna Reid came to Hurley’s defence. 

    “You can’t accuse other people of being thirsty when you’re on national television and you have at least two columns and you’re on every single podcast,” Reid countered.

    Unbothered by the criticism, Hurley simply set the record straight on Twitter.

    “Far be it for me to suggest the tabloids get their facts muddled, but these pics were in fact taken by my 80-year-old mother. Not entirely sure if that puts minds at rest or not,” she tweeted on January 27. 

    In an interview with Watch What Happens Live back in 2018, Hurley admitted that she occasionally asks her 18-year-old son Damian to take her bikini photos. 

    “He doesn’t take all my bikini photos. Some of them are professional, some of them are by my sister. If we had a camera right now I would say ‘Hey Andy, take my picture,'” Hurley told host Andy Cohen. 

    “But if we are on holiday together, sure he will take some pictures. He has a really good eye, he’s studying photography.”

    Jared Leto recalls learning about pandemic after 12-day silent meditation: ‘The whole world had changed’

    Jared Leto is looking back at the unusual circumstances in which he learned about the COVID-19 pandemic in the US.

    The Little Things actor recalled coming out of a 12-day meditation retreat where he was completely unaware of the magnitude of the situation.

    “And just in that short amount of time, when I came out, there was a shutdown, a state of emergency and the whole world had changed,” Leto told Jimmy Fallon during an interview on The Tonight Show.

    Leto said the people in charge of the retreat decided not to tell residents what was happening in the outside world.

    “We didn’t have our phones; there was no talking, of course, no eye contact, no TV. And the teachers [made] a decision: ‘Let’s not disturb the participants,'” Leto told Fallon.

    Once he left to head back to Los Angeles, he eventually turned on his phone and was “shocked” by what had unfolded.

    “I drove the whole way trying to be peaceful and zen, keep the feeling going. I got back and I was kind of shocked. It was like Rip Van Winkle,” he said. “I don’t think anything can quite prepare any us for what we all went through in the beginning. It was like coming out to the zombie apocalypse.”

    In March last year, Leto first told fans about how he’d been on the “silent meditation in the desert”.

    “We were totally isolated. No phone, no communication etc. We had no idea what was happening outside the facility,” the actor wrote on Instagram.

    “Walked out yesterday into a very different world. One that’s been changed forever. Mind-blowing — to say the least.”

    Rebel Wilson wears T-shirt and underwear in bedtime selfie after reaching weight-loss goal

    Rebel Wilson‘s 2020 Year of Health may have come to an end last month, but she’s still reaping the benefits.

    The Aussie actress looked fitter than ever in a photo of herself wearing a black T-shirt and underwear, which she shared to Instagram Stories this week.

    “I’ll be in bed by 9pm,” she playfully wrote alongside the image.

    Wilson has worked hard to get in shape and spent the entire 2020 transforming her lifestyle. Following a healthy, high-protein eating plan and undergoing six workouts a week, she was able to shed more than 28kg off her frame to reach her goal weight of 75kg.

    At her heaviest, Wilson revealed she was “probably eating 3,000 calories most days” consisting mostly of carbs.

    “Hit my goal with one month to spare!” Wilson wrote on her Instagram Story back in November. “Even though it’s not about a weight number, it’s about being healthy, I needed a tangible measurement to have as a goal and that was 75kg’s.” 

    After dubbing 2020 as her ‘Year of Health’, the Pitch Perfect star is now looking to theme 2021 as well. In a previous interview, she revealed she had a penchant for theming her years: “I had the ‘Year of Fun,’ last year I had the ‘Year of Love,’ and this year it’s gonna be the ‘Year of Health’ because I turned 40 this year in March.” And 2021 will be no different. 

    “Okay signing off for 2020!” Wilson wrote as December drew to a close. “Guys, now I gotta think: 🤔 what will my goal/s be for 2021?? Thanks for following my adventures this year and to all the people who made 2020 so special! What are your goals for next year? Believe in yourself, work hard, you can do it! Lots of love, Rebs 🥰💙💚💛🧡❤️.”

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    Ioan Gruffudd’s wife Alice Evans left ‘sad and confused’ after actor decides to end marriage and ‘leave his family’

    The wife of Fantastic Four star Ioan Gruffudd says the actor has decided to end their 13-year marriage. 

    In a heartbreaking tweet, British actress Alice Evans revealed that the 47-year-old Welsh star is leaving her and their family because he ‘no longer’ loves her.

    “Sad news. My beloved husband/soulmate of 20 years, Ioan Gruffudd, has announced he is to leave his family, starting next week,” Evans, 49, wrote in a since-deleted tweet on January 25. “Me and our young daughters girls are very confused and sad.

    “We haven’t been given a reason except that he ‘no longer loves me.’ I’m so sorry.”

    The couple met on the set of 102 Dalmations in 2000 and married in 2007. During their marriage, they welcomed two children: daughters Ella, 11, and Elsie, seven.

    Stream every episode of Ioan Gruffudd’s show Forever for free on 9Now.

    The pair have managed to keep their marriage and family out of the spotlight over the years, despite the actor thrust in the spotlight due to his roles on King Arthur, Titanic and the Fantastic Four franchise. 

    Gruffud — who currently stars in the Aussie drama Harrow — did open up about his home life back in 2007, just before their wedding.

    “I am heavily involved. Both Alice and I are doing it ourselves,” he said at MTV Movie Awards red carpet at the time. “We did the invitations, which was enough of a burden, and now of course everybody’s saying they want to come — so we’re over by about 20 people, but we’ll work it out.”

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    Anne Hathaway recalls the internet turning on her after Oscars win: ‘You’re supposed to be happy’

    Anne Hathaway hasn’t always experienced positive feedback from the internet.

    The Devil Wears Prada actress reflected on a time in her life where she wasn’t able to celebrate a major career moment.

    “You’re supposed to be happy,” Hathaway, 38, told The Sun on Sunday for a piece published on January 23. “I didn’t feel that way.”

    In 2013, the actress won the Oscar for her Best Supporting Actress in Les Miserables.

    “I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings,” Hathaway told the outlet. “I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time.”

    READ MORE: Anne Hathaway has asked everyone to stop calling her ‘Anne’, instead prefers ‘Annie’

    Hathaway acknowledged that the internet did inevitably turn on her, but she ended up feeling “empowered” by it.

    “I really don’t want to dredge up the past, but I did have my monster out there, I did have the internet turn on me and hate me and it was like a whole big thing,” she said. “And it was a really good thing for me personally. You can be incredibly empowered because of those things. So I guess what I’d say is bad s–t happens, don’t fear it — just go with it, flow with it.”

    Richard Wilkins meets his new granddaughter for the first time: ‘What a joy’

    Richard Wilkins is one proud grandfather.

    The Weekend Today host met his new granddaughter for the first time, just days after his daughter, Rebecca, welcomed the newborn into the world — her second child with husband James Bateman. 

    “What a joy to meet my brand new granddaughter, Abigail Rose Wilkins Bateman — how perfect. Congratulations Bec, James and big sister Bella #granddaddypappabear,” Wilkins gushed on Instagram.

    To accompany the news, the 66-year-old shared a photo of himself cradling little Abigail, which sparked his co-host, Rebecca Maddern, to comment, “Oh my heart is melting. Just beautiful my friend.”

    It was on Saturday during Weekend Today that Wilkins first revealed daughter Rebecca had given birth to her second baby.

    “I became a granddad for the second time, on Thursday,” he shared with co-hosts Maddern and Sophie Walsh. “My beautiful daughter Becky and her husband James had a beautiful little daughter, Abigail Rose Wilkins. Becky, I love you, darling. I’m so proud of you.”

    Wilkins has five children from previous relationships but says his kids never treat each other as half-siblings, that’s how close they are. And Rebecca is the “glue” that holds them together. 

    “We’ve never referred to them as ‘half-brothers’ and ‘step-brothers’ and things like that … There’s just so much love between them all,” he told 9Honey during Father’s Day celebrations last year.

    “They make me a better person and I live for them and I’m proud of the fact I’ve been able, over a few years now, to put them through good schools and to provide for them and to have a sort of a safe, loving environment for them all to grow up and thrive in. I’m just enormously proud and happy that they’re all so wonderful.”

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    Jane Fonda to receive Cecil B. deMille lifetime achievement award at Golden Globes

    American actor and activist Jane Fonda will get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes ceremony next month, marking a career in film, television and at the forefront of social issues over some 60 years.

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organises the Golden Globes, said on Tuesday that Fonda would receive its Cecil B. deMille award at the February 28 ceremony.

    “Her undeniable talent has gained her the highest level of recognition, and while her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to evoking change has remained,” HFPA president Ali Sar said in a statement.

    Fonda, 83, made her professional debut in 1960 on Broadway and on screen and went on to become one of the biggest movie stars of the 1960s and 1970s with films like Barbarella and Klute and later On Golden Pond and 9 to 5.

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    Her most recent appearances have been in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.

    She also developed a voice as a political activist, campaigning against the Vietnam War in the 1970s, against the Iraq War in 2003, and in the past year holding weekly protests highlighting the dangers of global warming.

    Fonda, the daughter of late director Henry Fonda and sister of late actor Peter Fonda, has won two Oscars and seven Golden Globes.

    Previous recipients of the Cecil B. deMille awards include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Sophia Loren, Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro.