The Daily Dish for March 15th

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KENDALL JENNER: "I'm Not Gay"


Kendall Jenner has shot down rumors that she's not straight, but added that she doesn't rule out new experiences.

In an interview with Vogue, the model said, "I don't think I have a bisexual or gay bone in my body, but I don't know! Who knows?! I'm all down for experience — not against it whatsoever — but I've never been there before."

Kendall, whose father Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender in 2015, does admit to having a "male energy," thought she adds, "I don't want to say that wrong, because I'm not transgender or anything. But I have a tough energy. I move differently. But to answer your question: I'm not gay. I have literally nothing to hide. I would never hide something like that."

The star has been linked to plenty of men, including Harry Styles and recently Blake Griffin, though she remains coy about dating the NBA star. "I like my private life," she says. "Yeah…no. I'm happy. He's very nice. I have someone being very nice to me."


KATY PERRY: American Idol Contestant Not Happy With First Kiss


She kissed a boy -- and he didn’t like it.

On Sunday's season premiere of American Idol, judge Katy Perry surprised contestant Benjamin Glaze — who had never been kissed — with a smooch on the lips.

In an interview with The New York Times, the 19-year-old cashier from Enid, Oklahoma said, “I was a tad bit uncomfortable. I wanted to save it for my first relationship. I wanted it to be special.”

He added, “Would I have done it if she said, ‘Would you kiss me?’ No, I would have said no. I know a lot of guys would be like, ‘Heck yeah!’ But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable immediately. I wanted my first kiss to be special.”

Adding insult to the kiss, Benjamin was rejected by all three judges.


EDDIE MURPHY: Confirmed for Twins Sequel


Eddie Murphy is on board to co-star with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in a long-awaited sequel to the 1988 comedy Twins.

Schwarzenegger confirmed the news during a panel discussion this week at South by Southwest. He said the script is done for Triplets, and Murphy will play the long-lost third sibling. The original movie, which starred Schwarzenegger and DeVito as unlikely twins, was a huge success. The sequel has been in the works since 2012. There's no word yet on when the movie will come out. (Deadline


MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEK   


TOMB RAIDER (Action)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

WHO'S IN IT? Alicia Vikander, Hannah John-Kamen, Walton Goggins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominic West, Nick Frost

TRIVIA:

  • Angelina Jolie starred in the first two Tomb Raider movies -- Lara Croft: Tomb Raider(2001) and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003).
  • Alicia Vikander married actor Michael Fassbender on October 14th, 2017.
  • The first Tomb Raider game was released in 1996.

LOVE, SIMON (Drama)

WHAT'S IT ABOUT? Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is leaked, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

WHO'S IN IT? Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford

TRIVIA:

  • Based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
  • It is the first major studio film to focus on a gay teenage romance.
  • The budget was $17 million.

HOLLYWOOD BUZZ


Despite TMZ saying it's been canceled, MTV is expanding its reboot of Total Request Live. The show will go on a "planned hiatus," but will return to afternoons on April 9th. To go along with the afternoon and late-night iterations, MTV plans to launch a morning version as well. (Variety)

Jon Hamm has joined Natalie Portman in The Pale Blue Dot. According to Variety, the drama "follows a successful female astronaut who, after coming back home from a mission in space, starts to unravel when confronted by her seemingly perfect life." Production is expected to start this spring.

Former football star Johnny Manziel has married his girlfriend Bre Tiesi. TMZ says the ceremony took place at a California courthouse.


ZAYN MALIK: Wrapped Up Second Album


Zayn Malik didn't wait long to turn his post-Gigi frown upside down -- he's revealed that he's finally completed work on his second album.

Zayn, who shocked fans earlier this week with news that he and longtime gal pal Gigi Hadid had called it quits, returned to social media with some good news. He posted a shirtless photo, along with the caption "When life throws you lemons, catch em so they don’t hit you in the [bleeping] face."

When a follower replied, "OR WHEN LIFE THROWS YOU LEMONS MAKE AN ALBUM BOO,” Zayn said "album's done. Just working on my videos ladies calm it, calm it."

Earlier this month, he released a remix of his appearance on August Alsina’s track "Don’t Matter" after an internal leak caused it to surface online.


USHER: Newly Single and Ready to Move On


Usher may have already moved on from his marriage.

The singer is newly single and apparently ready to mingle as he was spotted at Hollywood party working the room and getting close to a lot of ladies, including Rita Ora. One witness says it "wasn’t necessarily a spark between Rita and Usher, but he definitely navigated the room as a single guy. He chatted up a few of the girls." Usher and his wife, Grace Miguel, recently called it quits after two years of marriage. (Page Six)


CARDI B: Coachella Happening While Pregnant


Rapper Cardi B will perform next month at the Coachella Music Festival in her second trimester.

She’s busy completing her first album, too. TMZ reports this morning that Cardi B and fiancé Offset of Migos are expecting their baby to arrive the first week in July.

Word first spread of her pregnancy at the Super Bowl. Her team told the servers to bring only Fiji Water and absolutely no liquor.  

She’s denied the rumors, but in every public appearance has worn bulky clothing to conceal her baby bump. 

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