10:01 a.m. PDT, May 13, 2022
Here’s Why ‘Top Gun’ Leading Female Stars Aren’t Appearing In The New Sequel
In the new movie “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise, 59, and Val Kilmer, 62, reprise their roles from the original “Top Gun.” But the main female characters of the 1986 blockbuster – Maverick’s love interest, the brilliant and beautiful flight instructor Charlie (Kelly McGillis, 64) and Goose’s wife, Carole (Meg Ryan, 62) – have no not been invited back for the sequel. Speaking to “Insider” this month, “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski said it was simply because “these weren’t stories we were pitching.” The new film sees Maverick training his late friend Goose’s son, Rooster, played by Miles Teller. “I didn’t want every script to always look backwards,” Joseph explained. “It was important to introduce new characters.” The director’s response echoes Tom’s comments at the May 6 premiere when he said the two films should feel like connected “chapters” without making the sequel “something that is visually and narratively the same character. and the same kind of world”. .” However, there may be another factor at play. The main “new characters” that appear in promotional posters alongside Tom and Val are mostly pilots-in-training played by actors 40 or younger. Speaking to “Entertainment Tonight” in 2019 for not being asked back for the sequel, Kelly McGillis said, among other things, “I’m old and I’m fat, and I look age-appropriate. And that’s not all that [famous love] “For what it’s worth, Tom’s love interest aka Maverick, 59, Penny, is played in the sequel by Jennifer Connelly. At 51, Jennifer is still eight years younger than Tom – but as Express has it recently reported, she’s also his “first romantic co-star in over 50 years.” “Top Gun: Maverick” hits theaters on May 27.
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Jessica Biel raves about Justin Timberlake’s ‘surprising and hilarious’ marriage proposal
Jessica Biel still has a chuckle when she recalls how her husband of nearly 10 years, Justin Timberlake, popped the question in 2011. During a chat with James Corden on “The Late, Late Show” this week, the ‘Candy’ star gushed about the “pleasant and unexpected” – albeit “hilarious” – way Justin asked her to marry him. “We were in Montana on property we owned at the time. We had been snowboarding all day. It was the middle of winter. head-to-toe snowboarding — beanies, gloves, everything,” she told James on the Wednesday, May 11, episode of her show. “And we go up to the property to check out what the foundation looks like. And all of a sudden he gets on his knees and sinks into the snow.” Laughing, she continued, “And then he looked at me and lifted that ring and it was the most beautiful, the most surprising, the most hilarious…” Still the voice of reason, James joked that It was “bold” of the singer to go snowboarding “with a ring in your pocket.” He added: “It’s not a decision I would make. It can only backfire on me.” That’s not the case, of course, and the couple went on to say “yes” in October 2012. They also share two sons, Silas, Phineas, 7, and 2, who Jessica once joked he was their “secret covid”. baby,” since they didn’t initially announce his birth in 2020.
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Jennifer Gray says she got engaged to Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp “in the same month”
Anyone wondering if Jennifer Gray had achieved “it” girl status circa 1989 should look no further than the “Dirty Dancing” star’s appearance on “The Drew Barrymore Show” on Thursday, May 12. After giving her guest props for the various “cute boys” she’s been “known for and engaged to” over the years, Drew asked if Jennifer really got engaged to Johnny Depp just weeks after their romance began at the late ’80s. “Worse than that,” Jennifer said quietly, according to the Daily Mail. “I was engaged to Matthew Broderick and Johnny Depp the same month.” Acknowledging that the back-to-back engagements were “really a sign that there were issues going on on my part”, Jennifer said at the time it felt like “God was saving me from a bad situation and threw lovingly into a Johnny Depp breath.” In her new memoir, ‘Out of the Corner’, Jennifer writes lovingly about her time with Johnny, but admits he could also be “crazy jealous and paranoid” when they were together. In a recent interview with People, she called their relationship a “bonfire.”
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Kourtney Kardashian Admits She Broke Her $1 Million Engagement Ring To Travis Barker
When Kourtney Kardashian arrived on the red carpet for the 2022 Oscars, her left hand was sparkling thanks to the huge diamond ring that Travis Barker slipped on her finger in October 2021. As we learn in this episode week of “The Kardashians,” however, the ring isn’t exactly ready for the Oscars since Kourtney said “yes” to blink-182 drummer. On the Thursday, May 12, episode of the new Hulu series, Kourtney confesses to her mom, Kris Jenner, that she broke the ring — a Lorraine Schwartz play estimated at around $1 million, according to Page Six. “It’s fixing itself,” Kourtney says when Kris asks her why she’s not wearing it. “[It’s] probably one of the worst things I’ve done in my entire life,” Kourtney continues. “I was sitting on the floor folding sweatshirts. I took the ring off and laid it next to me on the floor, like I thought it would be safe right next to me. I had to put something on top in my closet, and when I came down I walked into the ring. I cried hysterically in my closet for hours, then called Travis. I was like, ‘I did something really, really bad.'” She goes on to say that Travis’ reaction to the news was “the best,” as she veered into the territory of the ” nervous breakdown”. “I was just like, this is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever had in my life, and how could I do this?” she adds. “Travis chose it, he designed it, he looked at so many stones and it was me in a stone and I thought it was really special.”
Diddy says he asked Travis Scott to perform at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards
As Travis Scott prepares to perform at this weekend’s Billboard Music Awards, Diddy speaks out in favor of the young rapper, saying he orchestrated what will be Travis’ first TV performance since the Astroworld festival tragedy. 2021. In an Instagram video posted on Monday, May 9, Diddy told his followers, “For the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, I made a request, I made a request. I said ‘My brother Travis Scott needs to play. I’m an executive producer, he needs to play,’ and NBC said ‘yes.'” Travis, who founded and co-produced the Astroworld festival, has shunned the spotlight since the November 2021 event, where a wave of crowd during his set left 10 dead and many more injured Travis said he couldn’t hear or see what was happening when he was performing at the start of the crash He also said he had stopped performing several times for the safety of spectators.He and other af Astroworld affiliates are facing massive legal action from victims and their families, with some 4,900 claims for injuries and deaths suffered at the festival, according to a May 10 Rolling Stone report.. Diddy, meanwhile, continued to defend the star ahead of the awards show, telling REVOLT Black News this week: “There will be no cancellation. [of Travis] on my watch. Love is forgiveness…that’s why it was important to me that Travis Scott play.”
Ashley Judd opens up about Naomi Judd’s death
On “Good Morning America” on Thursday, May 12, actress Ashley Judd opened up about the death of her mother, Naomi Judd, confirming the singer killed herself on April 30 and urging viewers who may be struggling to seek professional help. “We realize that while we mourn the loss of a wife and a mother, we are, in some strange way, a public family,” Naomi said, explaining that she and those close to her hoped to inspire them- even public interest in his mother’s death. that they could choose how to handle it. “So that’s really the impetus for that timing. Otherwise it’s obviously way too early. So it’s important for us to say that up front,” she explained. “Mom was a brilliant conversationalist, she was a star, she was an underrated songwriter,” Naomi continued later in the interview. “And she was someone who suffered from mental illness, you know, and had a really hard time getting off the couch, except to go into town every day to the Cheesecake Factory, where all the staff knew her and loved. She was very isolated in many ways because of the disease. And yet, there were many people who came forward for her over the years, not just me. Before the interview was over, Naomi said indicated resources that could help others who are suffering, such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which maintains a crisis hotline.Noémie was 76 years old.
Alicia Silverstone Reveals The Grown-Up Move Her Son Tried After Watching ‘Clueless’ At 5
“Whoops.” That was Alicia Silverstone’s conclusion after taking her son, Bear, to see her ’90s cult classic, “Clueless” on the big screen a few years ago. “He saw ‘Clueless’ when he was 5, because it was in Hollywood [Forever] Graveyard,” Alicia, 45, recalled. “Four thousand people came to see and I couldn’t pass up this experience, watching it under the stars…pillows on the floor with rosé,” she continued “He was so young and it’s not appropriate, I think, for a 5-year-old to watch this movie…it’s about sex and stuff, so I just realized, ‘Oops.'” In fact, Bear was very attentive, even if the content of the film was a little too adult.”…He loved it,” Alicia told “ET.” [on is] he tried to kiss me, passionate kisses, because that’s what he saw in the movie.”