Oprah Winfrey opens private road to help Maui fire evacuations

Oprah Winfrey opens private road to help Maui fire evacuations
July 12 (UPI) — Oprah Winfrey helped Maui residents escape a brush fire by opening up her private road located on the Hawaii island. The brush fire caused residents to receive evacuation noticeson Thursday in the town of Maalaea and parts of Kihei. Winfrey received tweets from residents asking the former daytime talk show host to open up her private road so that they could travel through it to evacuate. “Access to road was given to county officials immediately. This was many hours ago, Hoping for the safety of all,” Winfrey tweeted in response to a resident. Hawaii Governor David Ige thanked Winfrey for her assistance on Twitter. “A big mahalo to @Oprah for giving @mauicounty access to your private road for use to assist in the #Mauifire,” Ige said. More

BH90210: Original stars reunite in new teaser, poster

BH90210: Original stars reunite in new teaser, poster
July 12 (UPI) — The original cast members of Beverly Hills, 90210 reunite in a new teaser trailer and poster for Fox’s revival series, BH90210. The clip, released on Thursday, features stars Tori Spelling(Donna,) Ian Ziering (Steve), Shannen Doherty (Brenda), Jason Priestley (Brandon), Jennie Garth (Kelly), Brian Austin Green (David) and Gabrielle Carteris (Andrea) getting together again and reminiscing on the good times that they had. Spelling and Green take a trip down memory lane by visiting the Peach Pit diner and sharing a kiss together. Garth posted on Instagram a poster for the new series featuring the cast members jumping up together. “I can’t believe this is happening!!” she captioned the image. Doherty also posted on Instagram a photo of herself, Spelling, Garth and Carteris posing together inside a booth at the Peach Pit. “Wait what???? Flashback photo or present day? Guess you’ll have to tune in to see….”... More

Miley Cyrus on her ‘unique’ and ‘modern’ marriage: ‘It’s so complex’

Miley Cyrus on her ‘unique’ and ‘modern’ marriage: ‘It’s so complex’
July 12 (UPI) — Miley Cyrus says she has a “complex” and “modern” marriage with Liam Hemsworth. The 26-year-old singer and actress discussed her relationship with Hemsworth and how her sexuality transcends a stereotypical marriage in the August issue of Elle. “I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married. But my relationship is unique,” Cyrus said. “And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place were people would get it. I mean, do people really think I’m at home in a apron cooking dinner?” “I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still good, and I know that,” she added. The “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart” singer said she married Hemsworth... More

Conan O’Brien gets revenge on Kumail Nanjiani for ‘Conan’ cancellation

Conan O’Brien gets revenge on Kumail Nanjiani for ‘Conan’ cancellation
July 12 (UPI) — Conan O’Brien was left without a guest on his talk show Conan after Kumail Nanjiani canceled his scheduled apperance at the last minute. O’Brien had to come up with content for his show on the fly Friday, due to Nanjiani’s absence. The comedian stated that Nanjiani, who he still complimented, was unable to attend the show due to being caught up in filming his HBO series Silicon Valley. O’Brien said that in his 25 years of doing a show, his only other cancellation was from Liza Minelli in 1996. Nanjiani was set to discuss his new film Stuber with O’Brien and present a clip from the action comedy that also stars Dave Bautista. O’Brien, in wanting to get some playful revenge, instead played a clip from Disney‘s Lion King remake which will be going up against Stuber at the box office. O’Brien, due to not having... More

Hilary Duff on becoming a mom at 24: ‘It was a little isolating’

Hilary Duff on becoming a mom at 24: ‘It was a little isolating’
July 12 (UPI) — Hilary Duff says it was initially “a little isolating” to become a mom at age 24. The 31-year-old actress said during Thursday’s episode of the Motherly podcast that welcoming Luca Cruz, her son with ex-husband Mike Comrie, was a natural but scary experience. Duff gave birth to Luca in March 2012 and is also parent to 8-month-old daughter Banks Violet with fianc√© Matthew Koma. She said her perceptions about parenthood changed quickly after becoming pregnant with Luca at 23. “I guess I thought you’re a real adult once you have a baby. But, that looked very different than how I looked,” the star said. “My perception was like, ‘Oh, you have all the answers and you know all the things.'” “I think that very quickly when I became pregnant that shifted into like, this is just me, but I’m going to have to be that person... More

Jon Favreau describes great pressure to live up to original ‘Lion King’

Jon Favreau describes great pressure to live up to original ‘Lion King’
July 12 (UPI) — Filmmaker Jon Favreau said on Jimmy KimmelLive that he felt pressure directing Disney‘s remake of The Lion King to live up to the original film. “A film like this, you feel a sense of responsibility to the original filmmakers, you feel a sense of responsibility to the fans who grew up with it, you feel a responsibility to new audiences who are seeing it, to the cast that trusts you,” Favreau said Thursday. “So this was a film where there was more pressure than I’ve ever felt before.” Favreau said the filmmakers behind the original 1994 Lion King attended the premiere and seemed to like his version, which was a relief. Favreau’s The Lion King, which features photo-realistic graphics, is set to arrive in theaters on July 19. Donald Glover, Beyonce, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric Andre, Florence Kasumba, JD... More

Demi Lovato promotes self-love with new tattoo

Demi Lovato promotes self-love with new tattoo
June 28 (UPI) — Demi Lovato is showing her commitment to self-love with her new tattoo. The 26-year-old singer shared a photo of her new finger tattoo and a message of self-love Thursday, nearly one year after her drug overdose. Lovato visited Los Angeles tattoo artist Daniel Winter, aka Winter Stone, to get the word “me” inked on the palm side of her ring finger. “Me first,” she captioned a photo on Instagram. “thank you @winterstone for my new forever reminder.. #ime.” Lovato also posted a picture of the tattoo on Instagram Stories. “Can’t love anyone unless you love yourself first,” she wrote. Demi Lovato shared a photo of her new finger tattoo and a message of self-love Thursday on Instagram Stories. Photo by ddlovato/Instagram Stories Lovato was hospitalized for a drug overdose in July 2018. She vowed to “keep fighting” in a message to fans in August and returned... More

Whitney Houston sings ‘Higher Love’ in new single with Kygo

Whitney Houston sings ‘Higher Love’ in new single with Kygo
June 28 (UPI) — Whitney Houston sings “Higher Love” in a new single with Norwegian DJ and record producer Kygo. Kygo released the song, a cover of the Steve Winwood hit “Higher Love,” as an upbeat dance remix Thursday. Houston died at age 48 in February 2012. “‘Higher Love’ with Whitney Houston is out now! Hope you guys love this one as much as I do!” Kygo tweeted. Record producer Clive Davis told Rolling Stone Houston recorded the cover in 1990 for her album I’m Your Baby Tonight, but ultimately only released the song as a bonus cut in Japan. Houston’s estate unearthed the cover to release as the first of several projects celebrating the singer’s legacy. Kygo, who previously released a remix of the Marvin Gaye hit “Sexual Healing,” started production on “Higher Love” from scratch. “I was trying to make it sound like something that she would’ve done,... More

Kevin Bacon to star in new Spotify comedy podcast

Kevin Bacon to star in new Spotify comedy podcast
June 28 (UPI) — Kevin Bacon will star in a new comedy podcast on Spotify. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Friday the 60-year-old actor will play a heightened version of himself in the fictional podcast I’m Gonna Be Kevin Bacon. The new podcast follows Randy Beslow, a washed-up actor who lost the starring role in Footloose to Bacon and has spent decades blaming the star for the way his life turned out. After hitting rock bottom, Beslow embarks on a mission to take revenge on Bacon. I’m Gonna Be Kevin Bacon hails from former Funny or Die editor-in-chief Dan Abramson. Bacon previously collaborated with Abramson on several shorts, including the mockumentary A Duck Walks in on a Couple Having Sex. “I thought Dan’s voice was really funny,” Bacon said. “He just makes me laugh.” Bacon confirmed news of his podcast in a tweet Friday. “Excited about this!” he wrote. I’m Gonna... More

Ellie Goulding performs, teases new music on ‘Good Morning America’

Ellie Goulding performs, teases new music on ‘Good Morning America’
June 14 (UPI) — Ellie Goulding performed and teased new music during a visit to Good Morning America. The 32-year-old British singer took to the stage Friday as part of the ABC morning show’s summer concert series. Goulding confirmed plans for a new album while speaking to GMA ahead of her performance. She has yet to announce a title or release date for her fourth studio album. “The album’s going to be out soon. I’ve got another song coming out soon,” the star said. “It’s all coming and it’s happening, and then I’ll be playing live next year.” Goulding performed “Close to Me,” which appears on her new album, and her singles “Love Me Like You Do” and “Burn.” Her most recent album, Delirium, was released in November 2015. Goulding said on the ITV show This Morning in May she nearly quit music after Delirium‘s release. “It was 10 years... More