SEAN PENN: Drugged Up Late Show Appearance
Sean Penn chain-smoked his way through his Late Show appearance last night and jokes that he was "Job security for oncologists."
The actor appeared disheveled talking with Stephen Colbert. At the outset, Penn admitted, "You’ve inherited a little of the Ambien I had to take to get to sleep after a red-eye last night."
Colbert asked for clarification, "So you’re on the Ambien train right now?" The rambling interview affirmed that indeed Penn was on prescription drugs. (People)
BEYONCE: Who Bit Her Face?
A Hollywood actress high on drugs “bit Beyonce in the face.” All Monday, the hashtag #WhoBitBeyonce trended on Twitter
Tiffany Haddish, the breakout star of Girls Trip movie, teased the secret drama. She’d previously shared details of the night she met Beyonce in December. An unnamed actress acted flirty with Jay-Z and Tiffany saw (quote) “Beyoncé came walking up ‘Get your hand off my man’s chest!’”
Tiffany expanded the story for GQ magazine. (quote) “There was this actress doing the mostest. She bit Beyoncé in the face.”
Tiffany assumed there’d be retribution, but Beyonce pleaded to leave the nameless woman alone. (quote) “That b**** is on drugs. She not even drunk. She not like that all the time. Just chill.”
Detectives took to social media to share their theory. Chrissy Teigen believed she knew the culprit. Then later tweeted, (quote) “My initial guess was wrong. The real person? I *never* would have guessed. I’VE SAID TOO MUCH.” (Vulture)
CHRIS EVANS, RYAN REYNOLDS: Fulfill a Dying Fan's Wish
Chris Evans and Ryan Reynolds teamed up on Twitter for a good cause.
After Fox News anchor Shannon Bream called on the Twitterverse Sunday to help fulfill the wish of a dying 11-year-old boy named Emilio, the superhero actors went into action. Bream tweeted that all he wants "is a greeting from one of the Avengers."
Evans, who plays Captain America, wrote, “Happy to! DM me.” And Reynolds, who portrays Deadpool, tweeted, “I’m more of a ‘Reserve Avenger.’ But happy to help. DM me.”
Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the Avengers movies, and Zachary Levi, who'll play Shazam in the upcoming DC Comics movie, also replied.
After receiving the replies, Bream said, “I guess Twitter can be full of love when someone really needs it.”
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND: Defamation Suit Against FX Networks Tossed
Olivia de Havilland's defamation suit against FX Networks has been dismissed.
The movie legend sued the company last year, claiming the Ryan Murphy miniseries Feud made her look bad. The case was of interest, as Variety points out, "because it appeared to threaten the ability of filmmakers to portray real events with fictionalized elements." But on Monday the three-judge panel ruled that FX was protected by the First Amendment. Justice Anne Egerton wrote, “Whether a person portrayed in one of these expressive works is a world-renowned film star — ‘a living legend’ — or a person no one knows, she or he does not own history. Nor does she or he have the legal right to control, dictate, approve, disapprove, or veto the creator’s portrayal of actual people.”
In the FX series, de Havilland, who was played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, calls her sister, Joan Fontaine, a “bitch.” De Havilland said she would never use such a word to refer to her sister.
ROSEANNE: Tom Arnold Reviews Reboot
Roseanne Barr's ex-husband Tom Arnold gives a thumbs-up to the reboot of her ABC sitcom.
The comedian, who was famously fired from the show by Roseanne in 1994, reviewed the new show for The Hollywood Reporter.
Tom, who promised to be objective, says he “knew the new show’s success would rest on one thing: Who will Roseanne Conner be in 2018?” The actress is a big supporter of President Donald Trump.
Arnold, who was married to the star from 1990 to 1994, praises Roseanne and John Goodman's performances in the reboot. “[They] haven’t skipped a beat,” he writes. “But honestly, once my eyes adjusted a bit, the cold open could be from the ’90s.”
He says the reboot is “as good as it’s going to get,” and adds that “Roseanne has done everything from pulling my hair transplants immediately after surgery to saying I had a three-inch penis on SNL, so I figure if I can give the show another shot, maybe other people could too.”
Still, Tom couldn't resist throwing some shade at his ex's conservative political beliefs. He says he can forgive her character for voting "for Trump in 2016. I bet if you're a Midwest housewife, he might've come across on TV like he really had your back. But Roseanne Barr knew Donald Trump personally for 30 years and saw how he treated women. She even did business with him. I'm not surprised by anything Trump does, but Roseanne Barr made $200 million off Roseanne Conner, so I'm a little disappointed she doesn't have her back."
Roseanne returns to TV Tuesday on ABC.
RADIOHEAD, LANA DEL REY: Lawsuit Over
It looks as if the legal beef over whether Lana Del Rey's "Get Free" infringes the copyright of Radiohead's "Creep" is kaput -- at least according to Lana.
Stereogum reports that she told the crowd during her set at Lollapalooza in São Paulo, Brazil last night (Sunday) it's been settled, saying she guesses she's now free to sing the song anytime she wants. And then she did.
Both the Radiohead and Del Rey camps declined a request for comment from Pitchfork on what we assume is an out-of-court settlement.
BONUS VIDEO: Bay's "Lemonade"
James Bay is pretty proud of his video for "Pink Lemonade."
He says, "Making the 'Pink Lemonade' video is probably the most fun I’ve ever had making a music video. From that diamond-encrusted top to building my own spaceship, I’m not sure making a video will ever get any better." Watch for yourself on YouTube.
Bay's new album, Electric Light, is due out May 18th.