GopherCentral.com Powered By PulseTV.com
Here's the Scoop...

Let's get right to the nooz!

Be Well,
Steve


Comments? Questions? Nooz? Email Steve



************************

Rihanna, Amal Clooney, Donatella Versace to host 2018 Met Gala
Singer Rihanna, barrister Amal Clooney and fashion designer Donatella Versace will host the 2018 Met Gala.

Vogue reported Wednesday that the trio of stars will host this year's Costume Institute Benefit with its editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

The 2018 event will take place May 7 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The theme, also announced Wednesday, will be "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."

Rihanna made her Met Gala debut in a flowing, white Georges Chakra gown in 2007. She last wore an avant garde Commes des Garçons dress to the 2017 event, which honored designer Rei Kawakubo.

Clooney, meanwhile, attended her first and only Met Gala in a red Masion Margiela Artisanal gown by John Galliano in 2015. Versace, the artistic director of Versace, has been to 16 events, and is expected to wear one of her own designs in 2018.

The 2018 Met Gala will be followed by the opening of the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" exhibit at the Costume Institute. The exhibit, which will feature Versace's work, will be on view May 10 through Oct. 8.

"Both Donatella and Gianni Versace's work will be included in The Costume Institute's Spring 2018 exhibition, 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. #MetHeavenlyBodies," the Versace official Twitter account wrote.


Ed Westwick accused of rape, LAPD investigating
Actress Kristina Cohen says Gossip Girl star Ed Westwick raped her in 2014. The allegation is now being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Cohen filed a police report Tuesday at the LAPD's Hollywood Division with the filing, obtained by Deadline stating, "Suspect forced victim to have sexual intercourse inside his residence...three years ago."

The report came after Cohen shared on Facebook Monday her story noting that she met Westwick while dating a producer who was friends with the actor. Cohen says during an awkward evening at Westwick's house, the now 30-year-old woke her up and proceeded to rape her after she went to sleep in a guest bedroom.

"I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. I told him to stop, but he was strong. I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to [expletive] me," Cohen wrote. "I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn't speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me."

"The producer put the blame on me, telling me I was an active participant. Telling me that I can't say anything because Ed will have people come after me, destroy me, and that I could forget about an acting career. Saying there's no way I can go around saying Ed "raped" me and that I don't want to be "that girl." And for the longest time, I believed him. I didn't want to be "that girl,'" she continued about her boyfriend's reaction at the time, later identified as Kaine Harling, and why she never spoke out before.

Westwick denied the allegations on Twitter Tuesday stating that he has never met Cohen before. "I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape," he wrote.

Two witnesses -- including former child actor Blaise Godbe Lipman, who recently came forward with sexual assault and harassment allegations against agent Tyler Grasham, and her sister Katalina Colgate -- have come forward supporting Cohen, stating that she told them previously that Westwick had raped her.

"She came over to my home the following morning and told me everything," Lipman said. "She was in a state of shock. It was without a doubt a rape."


LOOSE LIPS:
"...Being a little bit older and a little wiser, the idea of having to explain that movie and the reason behind it to my kids is another issue."
--Mark Wahlberg, on whether or not he would take a role like Boogie Nights, to PEOPLE



??? Guess Who ???

Which composer, actor and producer shared his son's reaction to 'Hamilton'?


Rosie O'Donnell on her new, younger girlfriend: 'I am in love'
Rosie O'Donnell says she's "in love" with her new, much younger girlfriend.

The 55-year-old television personality discussed her new romance and the possibility of marriage on Monday's episode of The Howard Stern Show in the wake of ex-wife Michelle Rounds' death.

"I am [in love], actually, yes," O'Donnell confirmed. "It's the first time I've dated someone younger than me and it's a very trippy thing. 22 years [younger]. She's 32, 33."

"I get along so well with her, it's kind of fascinating. There hasn't really been [a disconnect]," she said. "The one thing she doesn't know is [Barbra] Streisand. I made her watch Funny Girl -- she's like, 'Oh, it's good.' I'm like, 'Come on!'"

O'Donnell told host Howard Stern she doesn't plan to tie the knot again. She split from Rounds, her second wife, in November 2014 after less than two years of marriage, and finalized the divorce in October 2015.

"I will not [marry again], ever," the star declared. "I think that for me, being 55, I just think I would rather stay in it for love and not have to deal with lawyers if God forbid, it shouldn't work out."

News of O'Donnell's romance follows Rounds' death by suicide at age 46 on Sept. 11. O'Donnell, who described her relationship with Rounds as "troubled" in the interview, previously addressed her ex-wife's death in a statement to People.

"I am saddened to hear about this terrible tragedy. Mental illness is a very serious issue affecting many families. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle's family, her wife and their child," she said in September.


Sarah Hyland wears 'W' necklace amid Wells Adams romance
Sarah Hyland proudly wore a "W" necklace Tuesday amid her romance with Wells Adams.

The 26-year-old actress showed her affection for Adams by sporting the 33-year-old Bachelorette Season 12 alum's first initial around her neck in an Instagram photo.

The picture features Hyland and a friend, who wears her own initial necklace with an "M." The pair both sport lipstick, with only their lips and necks visible in the snapshot.

"Call it what you want #notbecauseheownsme," the Modern Family star captioned the photo, referencing Taylor Swift's new song "Call It What You Want."

Hyland and Adams were first linked in October after they celebrated an early Halloween together. The pair appeared to confirm they're dating by sharing sweet posts from a date night Sunday.

"He puts up with me," the actress wrote, adding a smiley face and a heart emoji.

People reported in October that Hyland and Adams are romantically involved. Sources said the pair were friends before they started dating.

"They've been friends for a while and now they're hanging out and spending more time together," an insider said. "They're flirty."


??? Guess Who ???

Which composer, actor and producer shared his son's reaction to 'Hamilton'?

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda says his son "liked" seeing the critically-acclaimed musical.

The 37-year-old posted in a series of tweets Monday about 2-year-old Sebastian's response to seeing the production for the first time.

"In advance of his 3rd birthday, we look lil man to Act One of Hamilton on Saturday. His comments in this thread..." he captioned a photo of Sebastian, who turns three Nov. 10, onstage.

Miranda subsequently shared his son's reactions to various parts of the musical, including seeing actress Elizabeth Judd portray Angelica Schuyler.

"Alexander Hamilton: 'those stairs need to COME DOWN.' He was very concerned the stairs would not come down. Whew!" the composer tweeted.

"The Schuyler Sisters: total DELIGHT in seeing @elizjudd as Angelica, with whom he has played in the park several times," he added.

"At the climax of Meet Me Inside: 'WHY ARE THEY BOTH WEARING SHOES?' (Maybe because we don't wear shoes inside? I dunno)," the star mused.

Miranda said Sebastian overall enjoyed the production, which won 12 awards at the 2016 Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

"In summary, he liked it. His favorite part? 'The scary parts.' (Yorktown) But also 'the kissing and the fighting and singing.' Thank you," he wrote.

Miranda shares Sebastian with wife Vanessa Nadal, whom he married in 2010. He has a number of projects in the works, including serving as a producer on a live-action Little Mermaid movie and a series adaptation of The Kingkiller Chronicles.

Top Viewed Issues