PATTON OSWALT: Defends Engagement Against "Bitter Grub Worms"
Patton Oswalt is defending his recent engagement to actress Meredith Salengeragainst social media users who have criticized him for moving on so soon after losing his wife.
The 48-year-old comedian proposed to Salenger last week, about 15 months after his wife Michelle McNamara died in her sleep. Oswalt responded to his critics in a Facebook post in which he referred to them as "bitter grub worms" and said he expected to read their "much-needed opinions." He also thanked a blogger named Erica Roman for writing an article defending the couple's engagement.
Roman, who is also a widow, wrote in her article, "You aren’t entitled to an opinion. You don’t get to comment on the choices of a widower while you sit happily next to your own living spouse. You didn’t have to stand and watch your mundane morning turn into your absolute worst nightmare. Go back to scrolling Facebook and keep your ignorance to yourself." Oswalt said, "I felt this rage. And Erica articulated it better than I could have ever hoped. So there you go."
Salenger also commented on their engagement and said they have the support of everyone who matters to them. She wrote, "Everyone has been so lovely to us… ALL of Michelle’s siblings and friends and family… a few trolls have strong opinions. But I think for Patton, having met and found love after over a year of intense therapy and openly grieving and dealing with his pain…I am grateful to be the one who helps him climb out of the depths of grief and find some joy again. And most of all… Alice is happy and feels loved." (People)
JAMES CORDEN: Expecting Third Child
James Corden and his wife, Julia Carey, have another baby on the way.
This will be the Late Late Show host's third child and his first since moving to the U.S. to host the late night show. He and Carey have been married almost five years and have a six-year-old son and a daughter who turns three in October. (People)
DONAL LOGUE: Gotham Star's Daughter Found
Donal Logue's teen daughter Jade Logue, who went missing almost two weeks ago, has been found.
The Gotham star's rep tells E! News, "Jade is now safely back home with her family."
The 16-year-old, who was last seen in Brooklyn, New York on June 26th, was found unharmed at a friend’s house in North Carolina.
Since his daughter went missing, Donal and his famous friends had been posting about the transgender teen and pleading for help in finding her.
An obviously relieved Logue tweeted, "Thank you ALL for the love and support. We are good. Kasey and I wish to thank the NYPD. FBI, @MissingKids and countless others."
SHIA LaBEOUF: Arrested for Public Drunkenness
Shia LaBeouf was arrested and charged with public drunkenness Saturday in Savannah, Georgia.
Police there say the actor asked a stranger for a cigarette. When he was refused, Shia flipped out, "using profanities and vulgar language in front of the women and children present." Cops tried to arrest him, but he ran off to a nearby hotel. He was later taken into custody in the hotel lobby.
The cops tacked on disorderly conduct and obstruction charges as well. He was released after posting $7,000 bond. (TMZ)
TRUE BLOOD: Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39
Nelsan Ellis, who played Lafayette on True Blood, died Saturday at age 39 from complications from heart failure.
In a statement, HBO said, “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis. Nelsan was a longtime member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of True Blood. Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”
Ellis also starred in the films The Butler and The Help.
His co-stars remember the actor on Twitter. True Blood star Anna Paquin tweeted, "It was an utter privilege to work with the phenomenally talented and deeply kind soul @OfficialNelsan. I'm devastated by his untimely death." Stephen Moyer wrote, "Nelsan Ellis was truly remarkable. A brilliant, charismatic, intelligent, soulful, wonderful dude. This is just completely tragic."
Julianne Hough married hockey star Brooks Laich Saturday in Idaho. Mark Ballas and Nina Dobrev were among the 200 guests. She wasn't the only Dancing With the Stars regular to get married over the weekend. Pro dancers Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy got hitched Saturday on Long Island, New York. Sharna Burgess, Tony Dovolani, Rumer Willis, Candace Cameron Bure and Nyle DiMarcowere among the 300 guests.
Daniel Craig has reportedly signed on to play James Bond for a fifth time. Craig had said he would rather "slash his wrists" than play 007 again. (Mirror)
Billie Lourd has been named the sole beneficiary of her mother, Carrie Fisher's, estate. (People)
Erica Durance (Smallville) will take over Laura Benanti's role as Alura for the upcoming season of Supergirl.
Selma Blair has joined the cast of the upcoming TV series Heathers. She'll play the stepmother Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell) in the adaptation 1988 cult film.
Randy Schell, the voice actor behind promos for The Walking Dead, died Saturday in a skydiving accident when he collided with another jumper in mid-air. (KHOU)
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming - $117 million
2. Despicable Me 3 - $34 million
3. Baby Driver - $12.8 million
4. Wonder Woman - $10.1 million
5. Transformers: The Last Knight - $6.3 million
Spider-Man: Homecoming is back atop the box office. The third version of the web slinger, starring Tom Holland, earned $117 million in its first weekend. That's the third best opening of the year, behind Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5 million). All six Spider-Man movies have opened at number-one.
After a week at number-one, Despicable Me 3 dropped to second with $34 million.
Baby Driver slipped a spot to third with $12.8 million.
Wonder Woman stayed in fourth with $10.1 million. The superhero flick has now made $368.8 million.
Transformers: The Last Knight fell from third to fifth with $6.3 million.
ROD STEWART: Girls Just Want to Have Fun With Blondes
Rod Stewart, with Cyndi Lauper opening, kicked off a run of 18 U.S. shows Thursday in Hollywood, Florida.
As he did in 2012, '13 and '14, when Rod was joined on tour by Steve Winwood, Stevie Nicks and Santana, the stars teamed up for a couple of numbers. On night two, Cyndi joined Rod to sing The Isley Brothers' "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)."
The tour runs through August 12th in Sugar Land, Texas. Up next is Camden, New Jersey on Wednesday.
Rod Stewart set list:
- “Love Train”
- “Some Guys Have All the Luck”
- “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” - w/Cyndi Lauper
- “You Wear It Well”
- “Forever Young”
- “Can’t Stop Me Now”
- “Young Turks”
- “Rhythm of My Heart”
- “Downtown Train”
- “The First Cut Is the Deepest”
- “Reason to Believe”
- “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)”
- “Have I Told You Lately”
- “Maggie May”
- “Hot Legs”
- “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
- “Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)”
Cyndi Lauper set list:
- "Funnel of Love"
- "She Bop"
- "I Drove All Night"
- "All Through the Night"
- "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough"
- "You Don't Know"
- "Money Changes Everything"
- "Time After Time"
- "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
- "Not My Father's Son"
- "True Colors"