Tuesday, February 28, 2017

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Viola Davis Reacts

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Viola Davis Reacts to Her Oscar Win: "I Felt Like a Princess"

Viola Davis shined as brightly as her golden Oscar statue after winning the award for Best Supporting Actress.

E! News' Zuri Hall caught up with the Fences actress and her husband at the Governors Ball, the official 2017 Oscars after-party, and Davis was still over the moon about her big win. "It's wonderful, glorious," she told Zuri. "I felt like a princess. I never feel like a princess you know except for my husband [Julius Tennan] when I got married I felt like a princess. It was just you know a culmination of dreaming big and your dreams being bigger than your circumstances."
Davis' speech brought tears to most who were watching, especially when she paid tribute to August Wilson and her "captain" Denzel Washington. Although she didn't necessarily plan exactly what she was going to say, Davis did have an idea of the message she wanted to convey. 

"I really wanted to honor august Wilson because what he wrote about was so universal and so specific," Davis continued. "I wanted to honor him in whatever I said, and honor you know just the beauty of being an artist."

Davis' emotional, heartfelt speech also honored all the artists in the room.

"Thank you to the academy," she began her victory speech. "You know, there's one place that all the people with the people with the greatest potential are gathered, one place and that's the graveyard. People ask me all the time, 'What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?' And I say, 'Exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost.’" 

She continued, "I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. So, here's to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people."

And if the tears weren't flowing yet, they certainly started to fall as soon as she mentioned her kids, husband and parents, the latter of whom taught her "good or bad, how to fail, how to love, how to hold, how to lose."

She added, "My husband and my daughter—my heart, you and Genesis. You teach me every day how to live, how to love. I'm so glad that you are the foundation of my life. Thank you to the academy. Thank you."

TUNE IN: Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular (3/4 on ABC)

Meryl Davis & Charlie White on Colgate Skating 
 Gymnastics Spectacular airing Saturday, February 18 on ABC.

** TUNE IN **

Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular
Re-airing Saturday, March 4 on ABC
Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular is a skating and gymnastics-themed special hosted by Kristi Yamaguchi, Michael Weiss and Olympic Gold Medalist gymnasts Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci. The special will feature figure skaters, including Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis & Charlie WhiteNancy Kerrigan, Alissa Czisny, Caydee Denney & John Coughlin, Carly Donowick, and Wesley Campbell – as well as gymnasts including Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles, Olympic 3x medalist Danell Leyva, John Orozco, Donnell Whittenburg and Paul Ruggeri. Special musical performances by indie-pop band Echosmith.

Simone Biles on Colgate Skating 
Gymnastics Spectacular airing Saturday, February 18 on ABC.


E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Surprise! Penn Badgley Marries Domino Kirke in a Courthouse Wedding

Lonely Boy, no more!
Yes, Gossip Girl fans, Penn Badgley's lonesome day are behind him as a source confirms to E! News he's a married man!
We're told the actor wed Domino KirkeJemima Kirke's sister—in a courthouse on Monday afternoon in Brooklyn. They said "I do" among several of their friends and family members who caught photos of the beaming couple, posting them to social media.
Badgley looked handsome in a navy suit with a black tie, while Kirke opted for a white, long-sleeved lace dress with a beautiful bouquet of pastel-colored flowers.
One friend shared this photo of the gorgeous couple, writing, "Congrats to a couple beautiful people."
Kirke's other sister, Lola Kirke, also shared a moment from the courthouse, writing a sweet message for the lovebirds.
"When someone gets married in a courthouse, it's really an open invitation to everyone but the beautiful bride to explore all that fashion has to offer," she wrote. "Here, I try a look simply called 'Pants,' as Cassius goes for 'That Dude from #incubus' and Jemima experiments with 'Off to Therapy!' Congratulations @dominokirke. We love you."
Badgley has been linked to a couple famous women in his past. Most notably, he dated his Gossip Girl co-star Blake Lively for several years. He was also linked to Zoe Kravitz
Congratulations again to the newlyweds!

Fashion Police's NeNe Leakes Thinks Gabrielle Union's ''Thirst Is Real''

Fashion Police's NeNe Leakes Thinks Gabrielle Union's ''Thirst Is Real'' in Jean Paul Gaultier Dress at Oscars After-Party

Lights, camera, fashion!

Fashion Police hosts Melissa RiversGiuliana RancicBrad GoreskiNeNe Leakes and Margaret Cho are back tonight to weigh in on all the looks from the jaw-dropping 2017 Oscars and the subsequent star-studded after-parties.
Janelle Monáe stunned in Elie Saab. Emma Stone shined in gold Givenchy Haute Couture.Taraji P. Henson brought the glamour in black Alberta Ferretti. But between all the red carpet statements, you can be sure no fashion moment will be safe from the panel's style analysis.
Case in point: Gabrielle Union.
NeNe and Brad both had very strong opinions on the ultra-revealing Jean Paul Gaultier dress the Being Mary Jane actress wore to Vanity Fair's annual Academy Awards celebration.
"Just looking at this clearly says the thirst is real, honey," NeNe says. "When you look at somebody like Gabrielle in a dress like this, you say to yourself, 'Honey, just stick to what you know.' OK, because this is not your arena."
She continues, "I just feel like she's in her swimsuit and then she put a little robe on the side of her arm. It's just not a good look for her. It's like, why?!"
Celebrity stylist Brad also agreed. "Do you know what, NeNe? I think she should Gaultier home and put on another dress," he quipped. LOL!
Check out the hilarious clip above!

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Erika Jayne Takes the E!Q

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Erika Jayne Takes the E!Q in 42, Reveals Her Obsession With The Young Pope and More

Watch the latest edition of E! News' rapid fire questionnaire E!Q in 42 now and see more tonight on E! News at 7p and 11p!
Erika Jayne's next step is the dance floor—but first, she took a spin in our hot seat!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star sat down with us recently in New York to dish on RHBH's current plot twists, the making of her video for her latest song, "XXpen$ive," and her plans to make more music.
Plus, Jayne took the E!Q in 42, revealing her first-ever job, who she would be for a day if she could be anybody, and her favorite way to work up a sweat, among other fun new facts about herself.
Of course she couldn't spill on the really big news right then, the project that's going to be taking up gobs of her time in the coming weeks.
That's right, E! News exclusively learned last week that Jayne will be competing on the next season of Dancing With the Stars. She follows in the fancy footsteps of fellow Housewives Kim FieldsNeNe LeakesKim Zolciak-BiermannLisa Vanderpump and, long before she joined the RHBH family, Lisa Rinna.
The full DWTS lineup will be announced Wednesday on Good Morning America.
But first, don't miss a new episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills tonight on Bravo at 9 p.m.

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Inside Bob Harper's Recovery

E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Inside Bob Harper's Recovery: How The Biggest Loser Star Is Reevaluating His Future After Surprise Heart Attack

If you were searching for a Hollywood star who was fit, strong and healthy, Bob Harper was your guy.
Whether training contestants on The Biggest Loser, breaking a sweat to his fitness DVDs or cooking up recipes from his cookbooks, this 51-year-old was a man in more than just good shape.
But just a few days after news broke of Bob's surprise heart attack earlier in the month, fans are still trying to figure out how the fitness expert could have experienced such a frightening health scare.
"There were some warning signs in the months before this happened," a source shared with E! News exclusively. " He wasn't feeling his best, but he didn't think there was anything to be concerned about. He has never suffered from high blood pressure and didn't think he was at risk."
While his mother passed away from heart issues, our source says that she was not as healthy as Bob. And while there is a genetic connection, Bob "always tried to live his life in the healthiest way possible to avoid this kind of incident."
Through an Instagram post shared on Tuesday morning, Bob thanked fans for all their support while delivering an update on his recovery.
"I'm required to wear these monitors to see what my heart is doing throughout the day," he wrote while posing shirtless. "I feel like a robot from Westworld. Thank you all for your kindness. You have no idea how much it helps."
Fellow Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstrom added, "@trainerbob I think I speak for everyone when I say how truly grateful we are that you are OK, how important you are to us & this industry, and how we are all in your corner as you work back to 100% BADASS BOB."
E! News has learned that Bob remains in New York City where he has been with friends and discussing what changes he needs to do in order to avoid this from happening in the future.
"Of course he has nothing to be ashamed of, but it has definitely led him to reevaluate things and try to better understand how this happened," our source shared. "Luckily, he is going to make a full recovery but obviously it is forcing Bob to make some important decisions about his future."
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Monday, February 27, 2017

E! Live From The Red Carpet Exclusive: The Best Red Carpet

E! Live From The Red Carpet Exclusive: The Best Red Carpet Quotes of the 2017 Oscars: Happy Tears and Fangirling Over Lord of the Rings

It's Hollywood's biggest night!
And, like every other year, Hollywood's biggest night comes with huge pressure for the stars. Pressure to pick the perfect dress or suit, pressure not to fall on live television, pressure to lose gracefully or win with a killer speech. Nervous yet? 
But before all the tension of the entire award season comes to a head, the A-listers get to let off some steam on the red carpet. And, they go straight to E! News' Ryan Seacrest to do so. Everyone turned up to chat with the host, from Lucas Hedges, whose first impression of the Oscars red carpet was that he couldn't believe he got to talk to Seacrest himself to Lin-Manuel Miranda, who bragged that he got his tuxedo from the same store as high school prom suit.
"I graduated, went to college for a year, and completely forgot the movie even existed." — Lucas Hedges on his life after wrapping Manchester by the Sea. Oh, how times have changed. 
"It's good to see you outside of the gym!" — Olivia Culpoand Ryan are jazzed to be chatting when they're not sweating. 
"We couldn't believe that we were doing the movie together so we were laughing, and we couldn't take ourselves seriously. But we had to!" — Isabelle Hupert and her daughter had some family ties on Elle
"I hate you for making me cry before the Oscars have even started." — the E! News team made Lin-Manuel Miranda a special video that tugged right at the heartstrings. 
"I tried my best to not be an actor; I really tried." —Sometimes careers are just written in the stars, right Gael Garcia Bernal?
"They tried to act really cool about it, but then whenever the actor's turned their backs, they were like whatttt." — Viggo Mortenson surprised his Captain Fantastic costars with a Lord of the Rings reunion, and the reaction was just what we'd expect. 
"Well, I love to work." — Sting keeps it simple. 
"I remember my aunt was here, trying on dresses, and I told her she should wear the skunk dress! It was a black and white dress." — Emma Robertson her memories of Julia Roberts' Oscars of the past.
"It went really well, and I still have no idea what they do. But I know it's important, and I know I appreciate them." — Leslie Mann on the Sci Tech Awards. 
"Wow, can you imagine 27 more years?" — Judd Apatow contemplates being married as long as Ryan's parents have. 
"He won't say it, but he's nervous. He's very nervous. There's a bit of a piano medley tonight that he doesn't know if he can do." — Chrissy Teigen tells us all what John Legendis really thinking.
"I can do it, but I just learned it this week!" — But John Legend won't let her get the last word!
"I've gotta say, this is the coolest thing I've ever been given on the red carpet before." — Pharrell Williams is moved by E! News' gift of stuffed rocket ships for his new triplets.
"When I read this script, I immediately got upset, because I felt a dream had been stolen from me. The fact that I didn't know these women even existed!" — Hidden Figures had a huge impact on Taraji P. Henson (and many others). 
"My mum is cool as a cucumber about all this stuff. She doesn't really care. She's one of those perfect mothers who would love me even if I was a murderer: She would come and bake me cookies." — Can we get in on that family, Andrew Garfield?
"I'm wearing Stuart Weitzman's very comfortable shoes, so I'm a happy woman right now." — Octavia Spencer knows the key to a good night. 
"She has a house, honestly, that you could park a plane in." — Taraji P. Henson has some fancy digs, according to Pharrell Williams. 
"My other wife, Tom Ford!" — Justin Timberlake splits his allegiance between Jessica Biel and the designer of his Oscars tuxedo.
"I'm a special kind of tired right now." — Mahershala Ali on having a baby the same week as the Oscars, in a nutshell. 
"Mine is spray-painted on my face." — Why Dakota Johnson's makeup isn't going anywhere. 
"My mom is constantly on the verge of tears." — Dev Patel's mother is every mother.
Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
"I must be some sort of glutton for punishment." — Scarlett Johansson on her upcoming movie roles. 
"I was more nervous getting ready at home than I am right now. That's more stressful." — The actual red carpet is smooth sailing compared to the anticipation for Halle Berry
"He sends you a text, and you believe what he says? He's one of our great writers, but he doesn't write nonfiction!" — Casey Affleck's Manchester by the Sea director loves to spread embarrassing stories about him. 
"I feel like I can play Chess on it when I get bored." — Priyanka Chopra's structural dress kills two birds with one stone. 
"I don't know what he has in store for me, but it's probably going to be ugly." Matt Damon is feeling a little weary about pranks from nemesis Jimmy Kimmel
"I hope she's not wearing really tall heels, because I'm not ready for that." — Jamie Dornan is trying to calculate the height difference between himself and presenting partner Dakota Johnson

E! Live From The Red Carpet Exclusive


E! Live From The Red Carpet Exclusive: Oscars 2017: All the Red Carpet Glamour, as Captured by the Glambot

On Monday, Feb. 27, tune in to ENews at 7 p.m. and Fashion Police at 8 p.m. for complete Oscars coverage.
It's not every day that the Oscars roll around.
So by the time it does, we're more than ready to see what all the stars look like on the red carpet. After all, it's the fanciest award show of all, so you know the outfits are going to be top notch. That's why E!'s famous Glambot is up close and personal at the event to capture every last detail.
To catch a glimpse of the looks we loved the most (like Karlie Kloss in her Stella McCartney gown), keep scrolling!
    The man of the hour, Ryan Seacrest, looked dapper as ever in his red carpet suit. 
      Olivia Culpo has never met a red carpet that doesn't love her (and this one was no exception). 
        Karlie looked downright stunning in her crisp-white gown and perfectly-placed waves. 
          Sunny Pawar, the pint-sized star of Lion, was all smiles. 
            Kirsten Dunst looked like her same cute self in her Christian Dior haute couture dress.
              It's never a boring red carpet moment when John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are around.

              Julie Bowen kisses Harlem Globetrotter at STAPLES Center

              Released earlier today, below is video of "Modern Family" star Julie Bowen participating in a recent Harlem Globetrotters game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.  Globetrotters star Big Easy Lofton danced with Bowen after her purse became part of the game.  Their time on the court ended in a kiss and a joke directed at her husband Scott Phillips.  

              Big Easy is one of the Globetrotters famed Showman and spent three seasons competing on "The Amazing Race" with his teammate Flight Time Lang.
              The Globetrotters are in the middle of the North American tour, which continues in March with games in Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.  The full schedule is available at www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com

              Special Thanks 
              Eric Nemeth 
              Sr. Director, Publicity

              Sunday, February 26, 2017

              E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Barry Jenkins, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield & ...........

              E! NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Barry Jenkins, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams and More React to the 2017 Oscars' Best Picture Mix-Up


              Barry Jenkins, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Michelle Williams and More React to the 2017 Oscars' Best Picture Mix-Up

              by Zach Johnson | Mon, Feb 27, 2017 6:15 AM
              Anything can happen on live TV, as the 2017 Oscars reminded viewers Sunday night.
              After La La Land was incorrectly named Best Picture—before the rightful winner, Moonlight, was revealed—E! News got a play-by-play from the people involved as well as the star-studded audience. "It's a little bit mixed up, but [I'm] happy as hell. We won Best Picture," director Barry Jenkins told E! News' Zuri Hall at Governors Ball moments after the mix-up. "As a kid, you watch the Oscars and you imagine being up onstage, and I was up there twice. It's a beautiful feeling."
              Despite the embarrassing error, Jenkins was grateful that the film's producers (Dede GardnerJeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski) were being recognized in the same category as La La Land producers Fred BergerJordan Horowitz and Marc Platt. "At first it was bittersweet," Jenkins said. "We're all friends, you know? We hope everybody can win. And those guys, we spend a lot of time on the road together, with all that crew and us. So, I wasn't surprised when they 'won.’"
              "Any of these nine films could have been chosen. But then when the switch happened, I have to say, they were extremely gracious—so gracious, in fact, that I think it made the bittersweetness and the shock even more," Jenkins, who received the award for Best Adapted Screenplay, told E! News. "I felt bad for them. I just love them. These things happen. I make movies. We film a scene, I don't know, 10-15 times...Nobody does those things on purpose. It wasn't malicious."
              "I will say that I saw the card, and when I saw the name of our movie on it, the small film made in Miami in 25 days about a kid who often isn't centered in a narrative, I felt damn good," Jenkins admitted. "I felt so good. It's an affirmation that all these different Americans are valid."
              When all was said and done, Jenkins merely wanted to celebrate Moonlight's triple wins with his cast and crew. As the director told E! News, "I am going to go drink champagne and dance!"
              Hall also caught up with La La Land's Horowitz, who said he too had "mixed emotions" about the night, due to the Best Picture error. "[It's] certainly not what I expected when I came in here tonight. I don't know that that's ever happened in the history of the Oscars," Horowitz said. "But I'll tell you what: I was really happy to be able to give it to all my friends from Moonlight.”
              Echoing Jenkins' sentiments, he said, "We've been on a real journey together for the past six months." As for the embarrassment he may have felt onstage, Horowitz said, "It was a thing. When I saw that envelope on the stage eventually and it said them on it, there was no option."
              Horowitz then walked E! News through what happened during the night's most awkward moment.
              "There was a stagehand guy who started buzzing around looking for the envelope, and I had taken the envelope from whomever—either Warren Beatty or Faye Dunaway. I walked up there, I took the thing and I did my speech and I was just holding the envelope. Then one of the stagehand guys came on and started looking for the envelope and asked me for my envelope. He opened it and it said Emma StoneLa La Land' on it, right? At that moment it was clear that there was a problem, and so they started looking for the Best Picture envelope," the movie producer said. "I don't know who had it; Warren maybe had it, or someone else? I don't know."
              "At certain point there was clearly a Best Picture envelope on it that said Moonlight on it, and I happened to be standing next to the stagehand when that happened. It happened really fast," Horowitz said. "Listen, I'm a producer. I gather things together and I change directions and I march things forward. I had just finished saying how much love there was in the community and I want to do diverse and bold work, and so to be able to actually put that into action and make that physical by bringing those guys up onstage and giving them the award that they won...I don't want to say it was an honor, because it was really confusing, [but it felt right].”
              Going into the ceremony, only two people know the winners: Brian Cullinanand Martha Ruiz. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm which has tallied the ballots for years, issued an apology Sunday night. "We sincerely apologize to MoonlightLa La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened and deeply regret that this occurred," the company told E! News. "We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”
              Michelle Williams, a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her role inManchester by the Sea, had a front row seat when television history was made. "The guy was right in front of us, talking into his headset saying, 'La La Land did not win. Get them off the stage! Moonlight won!'" she recalled to E! News' Marc Malkin at Governors Ball. "He was right in front of us." Busy Philipps, Williams' date for the 89th Academy Awards, added, "I was sitting next to Ben Affleck—I don't even know him—and I grabbed him and I was like, 'You have to do something. Go get them!'"
              "That was just so bizarre. So awful," Nicole Kidman, a Best Actress nominee for her role in Lion, said at Governors Ball. "I can't imagine what they were thinking up there. I feel so bad, but, you know, things do happen. We're human and mistakes happen.”
              Kidman's husband, Keith Urban, looked for the silver lining in the snafu. "Both movies will now get a lot of attention tomorrow," the country musician said, "so maybe both now are winners."
              "We all make mistakes all the time, so there's something incredibly beautiful about seeing it on stage," Andrew Garfield, a Best Actor nominee for his role in Hacksaw Ridge, told E! News exclusively. "There was something quite beautiful about seeing a mistake on such a mass scale. That's what's so human about that: There was something wonderful about the inescapable humanity, and I'm very, very happy for Moonlight. It's a beautiful film, and a film for our times.”
              Mahershala Ali, who was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight, shared his version of events in the press room backstage. "La La Land has done so well and it's resonated with so many people, especially in this time when people need a sense of buoyancy in their life and need some hope and light. So, that film has really impacted people in a very different way than Moonlight," the actor explained. "When their name was read, I wasn't surprised. And I am really happy for them. It's a group of some extraordinary people—in front of the camera and behind the camera—so I was really happy for them. And then when I did see security or people coming out onstage and their moment was being disrupted in some way, I got really worried."
              When Moonlight was named as the rightful winner, Ali said, "It just threw me a bit because—it threw me more than a bit—but, you know, I just didn't...I didn't want to go up there and take anything from somebody. It's very hard to feel joy in a moment like that...but I feel very fortunate for all of us to have walked away with the Best Picture award. It's pretty remarkable."
              Ali wasn't alone in feeling that way. E! News caught up with his Moonlight co-stars at Governors Ball, including Best Supporting Actress nominee Naomie Harris, and they all took the Best Picture error in stride. "I'm still in shock, to be quite honest with you," Harris said. "It's going to take me a while to process—like someone might come along and say, 'We got it wrong again.’"

              Watch The Oscars® Live at 7p.m. ET/4p.m. PT on ABC, and join the conversation at Oscar.com and #Oscars. For complete Oscars coverage, tune in to E! News at 7 p.m. and Fashion Police at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.