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Did Halle Berry and Van Hunt already say ‘I do’? Sorta …
Ever since Halle Berry went Instagram official with her boyfriend Van Hunt last year, the Oscar winner and her Grammy-winning musician beau have made a habit of singing one another’s praises in the press. So does that mean they’re ready to take the next step and make their romance “official?” An ET reporter asked them that question directly at an AFI Fest screening for Halle’s new movie, “Bruised,” over the weekend. “I would love to,” said Van, wasting no time. Halle, however, paused to correct him: “It is official,” she said. Van then remembered Halle’s 8-year-old son, Maceo, apparently already played wedding officiant. “Oh right, that’s right, her son,” Van said. “Somebody married us.” Hey, if at first you don’t succeed, Van …
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Why Lady Gaga didn’t meet the real-life inspiration for her ‘House of Gucci’ character
A week before Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci” hits theaters, Lady Gaga opened up to Michael Strahan about the real reason she declined to meet with the woman who inspired her role in the film. In the movie, Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, who in 1998 was convicted of having her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci — of the famous Italian fashion family — assassinated three years earlier. Patrizia served nearly two decades of her 29-year prison sentence. Now 72 and free, Patrizia told the Italian news agency Ansa in March that she was “quite annoyed” Gaga took on the role “without even having the foresight and sensitivity to come and meet me,” adding, “It’s about common sense and respect.” But Gaga saw her job as something more akin to a journalist’s approach, she said in a taped interview that aired on “Good Morning America” on Nov. 16. After spending long hours researching the events that transpired in 1995, Gaga said she decided the story was highly “sensationalized,” with Patrizia painted as a greedy, jealous ex. “I believe it was love, and I believe it was survival,” Gaga said. “I didn’t wanna meet her because I could tell very quickly that this woman wanted to be glorified for this murder, and she wanted to be remembered as this criminal,” she explained. “I didn’t wanna collude with something that I don’t believe in. You know, she did have her husband murdered.” “House of Gucci” stars Adam Driver as Maurizio. It opens Nov. 24.
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George Clooney weighs in on ‘insane’ ‘Rust’ shooting
“Infuriating” and “insane.” That’s how George Clooney described what happened on the set of “Rust” last month, when a gun in Alec Baldwin’s hands discharged, killing 42-year-old director of photography Halyna Hutchins. “Why, for the life of me, this low-budget film with producers who haven’t produced anything wouldn’t have hired for the armorer someone with experience …,” George told Marc Maron on the Nov. 15 edition of his podcast, according to CNN. “Maybe they weren’t even using that gun to do target practice, but they had live ammo with dummies in her pack and that is insane,” George added, referring to the film’s 24-year-old armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. George went on to say he thinks the whole thing was “a terrible accident.” Still, the Oscar winner, whose c.v. includes multiple feature-length films in which guns are prevalent, seemed confounded about the fact that industry-standard gun safety protocols seem not to have been followed. “Every single time I’m handed a gun on set, I look at it, I open it, I show it to the person I’m pointing it to, we show it to the crew,” he said. “Every single take you hand it back to the armorer when you’re done, and you do it again.” He added that those procedures “became a very clear thing” after his friend, Brandon Lee, was fatally shot in another terrible accident on the set of 1993’s “The Crow.” “We need to be better at making the heads of department experienced and know what they’re doing. Because this is just infuriating,” George continued. “Every time I get handed a six gun, you point it at the ground and you fire. You squeeze it six times. Always.” As of Nov. 16, the shooting incident is still under investigation in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Olivia Wilde’s kids dance with Harry Styles’ mom at Harry’s show
Harry Styles took his Love on Tour show to San Diego, California, on Nov. 15, where fans noticed a trio of extra-important VIPs rocking out in an open section of floor right beside the stage. Videos posted on social media show Olivia Wilde’s kids, Otis, 7 and Daisy, 5, dancing with Harry’s mom, Anne Twist. At one point, Otis held hands with Anne as they rocked out to the One Direction song, “What Makes You Beautiful.” Olivia, 37, was first linked to Harry, 27, late last year, around the time they were wrapping production on the film that reportedly brought them together, “Don’t Worry Darling,” which stars Harry and will be Olivia’s directorial debut. Asked about the relationship for a recent interview with Dazed magazine, Harry simply said he tries to “compartmentalize” his “work” and his “personal life.” Otis and Daisy’s dad is Olivia’s ex, Jason Sudeikis.
Brands distance themselves from Travis Scott after Astroworld tragedy
With the Astroworld Festival death toll now at 10, brands are starting to distance themselves from the festival’s creator, Travis Scott, who many say should have stopped performing when his audience rushed the stage in Houston on Nov. 5. Travis’ rep has said the rapper didn’t know the extent of what was happening in the crowd that night while he was onstage, and therefore couldn’t have improved the situation, given his vantage point. But more than 100 lawsuits have already been filed against Travis and Live Nation, most of them by attendees who say they were among the 300-plus concertgoers who were injured in the melee. Now, Nike has announced it will postpone the release of Travis’ highly anticipated new Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack “out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival.” The shoes were originally due out Dec. 16; no new date has been released for their launch. Meanwhile, Page Six reported on Nov. 16 that W Magazine “is desperately trying to pull its upcoming edition,” which was slated to feature Travis and his partner, Kylie Jenner, on the cover. Kylie, who’s expecting the couple’s second child, attended Astroworld with their 3-year-old daughter, Stormi, and her sister, Kendall Jenner. The W issue was reportedly printed before the concert.
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