Pink proves for the 137,928th time why she’s the best
Why Pink wasn’t the Super Bowl halftime show headliner is beyond us, but we guess it’s a good thing since she was sick afterall. (And there’s always next year!) Instead, Pink kicked it all off with the national anthem, and nailed it — even with a nasty case of the flu. For the most part, people loved it, especially seeing her lose the lozenge in her mouth.
Honestly, you couldn’t even tell she was feeling crappy. But, of course, you can’t please everyone, and a Twitter user wanted to make sure Pink knew he hated it and her performance.
Most people wouldn’t have engaged, but Pink is not most people. So she fired back a single shot — and it was amazing.
— P!nk (@Pink) February 5, 2018
Stupid boys. Pink then sent out a message to her fans, showing her appreciation. Hopefully she followed that with a cup (or 12) of tea. Get better soon!
— P!nk (@Pink) February 5, 2018
Ellen’s audience of special guests got the best surprise ever: $1 million
Ellen DeGeneres might be the best, and funniest, talk show host on the air, but she also proved she’s one of the most generous (Oprah and her favourite things notwithstanding). Ellen ended her 60th birthday celebration last week by giving, of course. She told her audience, who had all shown selflessness and generosity to others in some form, that whoever had a box of Cheerios under their seat was going to get “a special surprise gift.” And shocker, ALL of the seats had them. No way!
“You’re all gonna share this gift,” she informed the ecstatic crowd. “It’s the biggest gift I have ever given anybody ever, and I hope you continue to pay it forward and share all the good. Hold on to your Cheerios because all of you are splitting $1 million.”
Ah. Mazing. We dare you not to tear up.
A man tried to kidnap Lana Del Rey and, thankfully, failed
Lana Del Rey was in Orlando on Friday night to perform at the Amway Center, but things got super-scary when it was revealed that a man was arrested just before she hit the stage.
Michael Hunt was charged with attempted kidnapping with a weapon and aggravated stalking.
ARRESTED: Michael Hunt, for aggravated stalking & attempted kidnapping w/a weapon.
After receiving a tip we deemed a credible threat, OPD got to him before he could get near singer Lana Del Rey last night at her show at Amway Center. pic.twitter.com/twVrOSxNqF
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 3, 2018
OPD Media release on arrest of Michael Hunt, 43, who stalked, made threats against singer Lana Del Rey.
Working off a tip,OPD Officers were able to stop Hunt, who was armed with a knife, before he could get to the Amway Center. pic.twitter.com/mOsfGEwJIO
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 4, 2018
Yikes. And we thought her dealing with a lawsuit was bad, but this is almost unreal. The singer took to Twitter the following day, thanking her Florida fans after the terrifying turn of events.
Orlando! Fort Lauderdale! Miami! Thank you so much for coming out and making those shows totally crazy and keeping the energy high
We’re all feeling super lucky after a couple of days of amazing shows💕
Atlanta, Georgia at the Phillips Arena is our next stop
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) February 3, 2018
Stay strong, Lana.
Kim Cattrall’s brother found dead shortly after being reported missing
Well, this is awful. Shortly after Kim Cattrall posted a plea on social media to help find her missing brother, Christopher Cattrall, word came that he was found dead.
In her earlier plea, the actress referred to Christopher as “one of a kind” and stressed that it was “not like” him to leave keys and phone and wallet at home and leave his door unlocked.
RCMP told CBC News Sunday that their investigation into his disappearance has concluded and aren’t considering his death suspicious. Christopher was 55.
Uma Thurman broke her silence on Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino
It’s what we’ve been waiting for. After Uma Thurman revealed a few months back that she was biding her time before she would speak about the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, then teased that she was ready to talk, the actress has finally detailed what she experienced. It’s awful, like we’ve heard from so many other women, but not surprising. Which only makes it sadder.
Uma spoke to the New York Times, where she revealed all kinds of abuse and “unpleasant things” she endured from the producer. And while they had to continue a working relationship (because he had a “chokehold on the type of films and directors that were right for me”), she “privately regarded Weinstein as an enemy after that.”
She admitted to feelings of guilt, saying, “I am one of the reasons that a young girl would walk into his room alone, the way I did. Quentin used Harvey as the executive producer of Kill Bill, a movie that symbolizes female empowerment. And all these lambs walked into slaughter because they were convinced nobody rises to such a position who would do something illegal to you, but they do.”
Thurman’s experiences with Weinstein also had consequences for her relationship with Tarantino, who initially “dismissed” the incidents. Not only was he unsupportive, but when producers (including Weinstein) wanted to put Uma in a dangerous situation, Quentin reportedly sided with them. And lo and behold, she was injured. Badly. She also describes how Tarantino inserted himself into the filming of several violent scenes in Kill Bill to personally spit on her and choke her.
“Personally, it has taken me 47 years to stop calling people who are mean to you ‘in love’ with you,” Thurman concluded in her expose. “It took a long time because I think that as little girls we are conditioned to believe that cruelty and love somehow have a connection.” Nope.