Demi Lovato on 5 years sober: ‘I’m so proud of myself’

Demi Lovato on 5 years sober: ‘I’m so proud of myself’
March 17 (UPI) -- Demi Lovato says she's "so proud" to be five years sober. The 24-year-old singer reflected on her "journey" in an Instagram post this week while celebrating the fifth anniversary of her sobriety. "So grateful. It's been quite the journey. So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession," Lovato wrote Wednesday. "I'm so proud of myself but I couldn't have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me. Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me," she said. Lovato completed three months of treatment for substance abuse and an eating disorder in 2010, and later checked into a sober living facility. She opened up about her struggle with drugs, alcohol and bulimia in the... More

Ryan Reynolds: Jake Gyllenhaal is ‘better’ cook than Blake Lively

Ryan Reynolds: Jake Gyllenhaal is ‘better’ cook than Blake Lively
March 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds says Jake Gyllenhaal is a "better" cook than wife Blake Lively. The 40-year-old actor couldn't help but gush about his 36-year-old Life co-star on Thursday's episode of Good Morning America. "I easily think he's the most interesting actor working in Hollywood today," Reynolds said of Gyllenhaal. "Definitely one of my favorites. At the same time, he's just one of the kindest guys I've ever met." "We're hanging out all the time. We live near each other," he shared. "He comes over and Blake, my wife, is very good at cooking, Jake might be just a little bit better. He can throw down." Reynolds and Gyllenhaal play Roy Adams and David Johnson, two crew members aboard the International Space Spation, in Life. The movie follows the crew as they discover -- and later try to destroy -- an extraterrestrial organism from Mars. "It's hard... More

Henry Cavill joins ‘Mission: Impossible 6’

Henry Cavill joins ‘Mission: Impossible 6’
March 17 (UPI) -- Henry Cavill has been cast in Paramount's next installment of its long-running spy series, Mission: Impossible 6. Cavill joins a cast that includes franchise star Tom Cruise along with Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner. Plot details remain under wraps with Cavill being rumored to portray a right-hand man to the head of Cruise's spy unit, Variety reported. Director Christopher McQuarrie announced Cavill's involvement Thursday on Instagram writing, "Say, @henrycavill. Had a thought. Curious if you're interested in a role in the 6th installment of Mission: Impossible. No pressure." The actor then responded to McQuarrie in the comments section writing, "How can I say no to a man with such perfect hair." The exchange ended with the filmmaker referencing Mission: Impossible by replying, "Welcome aboard. Your social media account will self destruct in 5 seconds." Cavill, best known for his role as Superman in Warner... More

Selena Gomez, The Weeknd cozy up in Toronto

Selena Gomez, The Weeknd cozy up in Toronto
March 17 (UPI) -- New couple Selena Gomez and The Weeknd cozied up this week in Toronto. The 24-year-old American actress was spotted holding hands with the 27-year-old Canadian singer Thursday after renting out a movie theater for a date night the day before, to E! News reported. etalk reported The Weeknd, born Abel Tesfaye, bought out a showing of Get Out on Wednesday. Sources said the couple were "super cute" during the film, with Gomez putting her "arms around neck." Gomez and The Weeknd were first linked in January following the singer's split from model Bella Hadid, and enjoyed a romantic trip to Italy the same month. The pair stayed just minutes away from Hadid during a visit to Paris in February. Gomez and The Weeknd have yet to publicly address their relationship. The actress dodged questions about the "Starboy" singer in the April issue of Vogue,... More

Rob Zombie to cameo in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

Rob Zombie to cameo in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Former White Zombie frontman Rob Zombie will cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Guardians director James Gunn confirmed Thursday on Instagram that the 52-year-old musician and film director will voice a character in the new Marvel movie. "There are two things you can be sure of in my films: 1) There will be a character named Fitzgibbon. And 2) There will be a @robzombieofficial voice cameo," Gunn captioned a photo of himself with the rocker. "Yesterday Rob came by to lend his voice to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Now it'll be up to you guys to find it. #GotGVol2 #robzombie," he added. Zombie voiced an unseen "Ravager Navigator" in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, and also collaborated with Gunn on Slither and Super. The musician had shared the same picture as the director the day previous. "With @jamesgunn at... More

Hugh Jackman would return as Wolverine for an ‘Avengers’ film

Hugh Jackman would return as Wolverine for an ‘Avengers’ film
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman has expressed interest in remaining X-Men hero Wolverine if it meant he could star in an Avengers film. "If that was on the table when I made my decision, it certainly would have made me pause. That's for sure," the actor said, referencing his decision to leave Wolverine behind following the release of Logan during a new interview with Screen Rant. "Because I always love the idea of him within that dynamic, with the Hulk obviously, with Iron Man but there's a lot of smarter people with MBAs who can't figure that out . You never know," he continued. The X-Men, whose film rights belong to Fox, have yet to crossover with Disney's Marvel cinematic universe. Fox recently collaborated with Marvel however in releasing television series Legion on FX which has light connections to the X-Men, opening the door for future collaborations... More

Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey, Brian Tanaka romance seems ‘fake’

Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey, Brian Tanaka romance seems ‘fake’
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Nick Cannon says ex-wife Mariah Carey's romance with Bryan Tanaka seems "fake." The 36-year-old actor said on Wednesday's episode of The Howard Stern Show that Carey's relationship with Tanaka seems as "fake" as her E! reality show, Mariah's World. "That is hilarious. I think it's beautiful. As long as she's happy," Cannon told host Howard Stern. "I just think that is funny. First of all, I think the whole reality show is fake. I'm a producer, so I know how . You can't have a well-lit private conversation, like, that doesn't happen," he explained. "I don't buy none of that ," the star admitted. "I don't even get into it. It feels like they wrote the story ... That is like a soap opera." Carey and Tanaka were first linked in October following the singer's split from fiancé James... More

Baranski & O’Donnell Offer To Play Politicians On SNL

Baranski & O’Donnell Offer To Play Politicians On SNL
NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Christine Baranski wants to play Betsy DeVos on late-night TV. The 64-year-old actress proposed Wednesday in an interview with Vanity Fair that she portray President Donald Trump's secretary of education on Saturday Night Live. "It would seem somewhat logical -- we have that strong jawline, don't we?" Baranski noted. "I can play people with whom I drastically disagree," she added. "The sketches have been unbelievable all through the election, and the post-election. So yeah, we could have a revolving door of people playing the cabinet members and all." Television personality Rosie O'Donnell had offered Monday to play Trump adviser Steve Bannon after Melissa McCarthy portrayed Sean Spicer on the Feb. 4 episode of SNL. She changed her Twitter profile picture to a fan photo of herself as Bannon on Thursday. "Just the mere speculation & possibility will accomplish so much leaving him on... More

Report: Kylie Minogue wins legal battle against Kylie Jenner over use of ‘Kylie’

Report: Kylie Minogue wins legal battle against Kylie Jenner over use of ‘Kylie’
MELBOURNE, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Kylie Minogue has emerged victorious in her quest to prevent Kylie Jenner from trademarking their shared name "Kylie" in the U.S. for advertising services. The U.S. Patent and Trademark office rejected Jenner's claim Monday Global News reports, but the reality star is planning on appealing the ruling in order to use "Kylie" on her growing fashion and beauty lines. Minogue and her family's KDB Pty Ltd. company had originally claimed that Jenner's trademark would cause confusion among consumers and dilute her brand. The Australian singer hold's trademarks for "Kylie" across entertainment services and music recordings along with owning Kylie.com since 1996 People magazine noted. In court documents, Minogue called Jenner a "secondary reality television personality" who appears as a "secondary character" on Keeping Up with the Kardashians whose "photographic exhibitionism" and "controversial posts" have received criticism from disability rights groups and the African-American community. More

Barack Obama learns how to kitesurf with Richard Branson during vacation

Barack Obama learns how to kitesurf with Richard Branson during vacation
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Barack Obama is enjoying his vacation to the fullest, learning how to kitesurf alongside Virgin founder Richard Branson while staying at the billionaire's luxury island in the Caribbean with Michelle Obama. The former Commander in Chief, according to Bronson's blog, has taken up the water sport after being told by the Secret Service 8 years ago that he wouldn't be allowed to surf while serving as president. "So it was tremendous to offer him the chance to learn to kitesurf. The sport has really taken off in the past decade and we have the perfect conditions and team to help anyone learn," Bronson wrote alongside photos and a video of the pair's time together out in the sun. Bronson decided to try his hand at riding a foilboard and challenged Obama to see who could master their respective sport first. "As you can see in... More