This was probably for the best, really. Despite being a professed fan of the first film, Jennifer Lawrence reportedly had second thoughts about her planned cameo appearance in “Dumb and Dumber To” — playing a younger version of Kathleen Turner’s character, Fraida Felcher, in a flashback. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lawrence happily filmed the cameo in Georgia last fall but retained the right to nix it from the film’s final cut if she didn’t like it, and she apparently exercised that right. Sound judgment, I think.
Oh hey, and did you hear what Lorde said about Diplo’sdiplo?
Gwyneth Paltrow said something about aging and beauty and you know what? I actually kind of like it. Maybe she’s finally cracked that pesky relatability code she’s been puzzling over for years. Anyway, Paltrow talked to Stylistabout the state of her face, saying she’s “pretty content” with her looks. “I like my wrinkles and, you know, I like what I see,” she says. “Of course, I can get into the frame of mind where I get critical about this and that, but I really try to not do that and try to appreciate the incredible life I’ve lived and all I’ve learned. I like that all of that is written on my face.” That’s actually a really nice sentiment, and well-said. So who are you and what have you done with Gwyneth Paltrow?
There’s been plenty of reporting about Sean Penn’s love life since divorcing Robin Wright, from his brief fling with Scarlett Johansson to his ongoing relationship with Charlize Theron. But what about Wright? What’s she been up to? Well, maybe you shouldn’t have asked. The “House of Cards” star as reportedly broken off her 10-month engagement to Ben Foster, according to Us Weekly. “She got swept up in the engagement last Christmas, but then their schedules got crazy and she realized it wasn’t the right decision,” a source says. Foster, you see, has been in London doing a run of “A Streetcar Named Desire” while Wright has been in L.A. But another source thinks it’s all down to the age difference between the two. “The gap just ended up being too much,” the second source insists. “Ben was kind of immature. She couldn’t deal with him anymore.” Ouch.
Somewhere in a forest in Germany, a couple of suitcases from U2’s private jet are just waiting for you to find them. Bono and four friends were flying the band’s Learjet 60 from Dublin to Berlin earlier this week then the rear door of the luggage compartment fell off and fell 15,000 feet to the ground, along with two pieces of luggage. While the pilots told investigators they felt a turbulence-like rumble, the crew and passengers didn’t realize what had happened until they landed. “The aircraft and its read door are painted black, so the search in the wooded area will be difficult,” a spokesman for the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation says. All I’m saying is somewhere in Germany there’s a hiker suddenly looking to shift 150 pairs of sunglasses on eBay.
How do you follow up the massive success that was Samuel L. Jackson doing audiobook duties for the breakout hit “Go the F— to Sleep”? Get Walter White. In one of his more ingenous post-“Breaking Bad” gigs, Bryan Cranston does narrator duties for the next grownup kids book, “You Have to F—ing Eat,” and it is wonderful. Parents, enjoy.
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