Matthew McConaughey Relives the Fast Times Table Read

Matthew McConaughey — (Photo by: Bravo)

McConaughey visited Watch What Happens Live to promote his new memoir, Greenlights, and when a fan asked him about Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s sexual chemistry during the Fast Times at Ridgemont High table read, he answered the question directly— avoiding the typical worm-your-way-out-of-uncomfortable questions approach so often utilized by celebrities.

McConaughey had some fun with it but admitted he didn’t notice the hot tension. He was also asked about Shia LaBeouf’s very funny, in-character hot boxing of his car to emulate Spicoli, and he admitted something interesting. While Shia’s performance was quite enjoyable for all of us, the end result was edited down and Shia might have been more annoyingly in character than we originally suspected (I’d like to see the uncut version).

It is difficult to articulate how Matthew McConaughey can live in a different world and be so down-to-earth at the same time, but he definitely achieves it.

Jennifer Aniston Is Not “Heartbroken” Over Divorce

Unfortunately for Jennifer Aniston, she’s had quite a few breakups in the public eye. Were she to date a banker from Iowa, she’d avoid the minefield of questions about Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, John Mayer, and Justin Theroux. Instead, she’s forced to not only defend her relationships, but to also defend the end of those relationships. And in an effort to fight against the media’s unfair narrative of Aniston as the sad, lonely girl who can’t keep a man, she’s pushed up against it with a consistent, opposing strategy. In a new interview with InStyle, Aniston insists she not heartbroken. This is not the first time she’s taken this route, and despite my love for all things Aniston, her comment begs an even more important question. What’s so wrong with being heartbroken, anyways?

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Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of Links

Khloe Kardashian is back in Los Angeles. People

Brad Pitt’s custody value landed him a victory. OK! Magazine

Heidi Klum and her boyfriend enjoyed Disney. TMZ

Britney Spears posed for a very cute family photo. Too Fab

Mel B. is in love. Page Six

Will Smith and his ex-wife still vacation together. BET

Chris Hardwick’s ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accused him of sexual assault. EW

Pete Davidson and Cazzie David were on a break when he fell for Ariana Grande. The Cut

Jennie Garth is on the road to divorce. Inquistr

Catherine Zeta-Jones is feeling herself. Wonderwall

Jason Mraz is “bi your side.” Dlisted

Val Chmerkovskiy put a ring on it. Brides

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

Hugh Grant got married. Us Magazine

Alicia Silverstone is getting divorced. Radar Online

Tiffany Haddish has an angry ex-husband. TMZ

Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie set a wedding date. E! Online

Nikki Bella was not excited to try no wedding dresses. Mail Online

Ariana Grande is dating Pete Davidson. Dlisted

Kendrick Lamar is at odds with Spotify. Vibe

Are Tristan Thomas and Khloe Kardashian on the outs? OK! Magazine

Ryan Reynolds reunited with his father because of Blake Lively. Page Six

Liam Gallagher met his daughter for the first time. BBC

Stacy Keibler is pregnant with her second child. Just Jared

The Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt custody battle rages on. The Stir

Tabloid Gossip: Babies, Breakups, and Basic Drama

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A post shared by Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) on Tristan Thompson’s social media has had some joyously savage comments. People

Kate Hudson is pregnant. Ok! Magazine

Jennie Garth is getting divorced. E! Online

RHOA’s Kenya Moore is pregnant. Radar Online

Seth Meyer’s wife gave birth in their apartment lobby. Dlisted

Mariah Carey revealed her Bipolar II diagnosis. Vulture

Jamie Lynn Spears welcomed her second child. MSNBC

Olivia Culpo is back on the market. Celebuzz

Brooke Burke and David Charvet are dunzo. TMZ

Hank Baskett is always open for a reconciliation with Kendra Wilkinson. Us Weekly

Karrueche Tran and Victor Cruz make a hot couple. Daily Mail

Jesse Williams’ (Grey’s Anatomy) estranged wife has  A LOT of expenses. Cafe Mom

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum are amicably divorcing. Elle

Brad Pitt has a super hot teacher friend he swears he isn’t dating. Gossip Cop

Joanna Krupa is engaged 7 months after finalizing her divorce. Page Six

Alec Baldwin’s Best SNL Performances of All-Time

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Alec Baldwin has been a regular guest on Saturday Night Live since 1990 and holds the current record for hosting the show 16 times. His talent for mimicry lends itself for clever impersonations, breathing life into a wide range of characters. He’s played everything from a deranged elf to the President of the United States. He clearly enjoys sketch comedy. Baldwin’s playful, impish nature is inclusive, making us feel like we’re in on the jokes.

Cockpit: 10/23/2016

Baldwin and Tom Hanks play off each other in this uncomfortably funny skit depicting the hero-pilot of the Hudson River landing fame, Sully Sullenberger.

Top Gun Auditions: 9/24/2001

Top Gun fans of a certain age will enjoy Baldwin’s eccentric Al Pacino.

The Joe Pesci Show: Robert De Niro, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover and Brad Pitt: 1/20/1996

Baldwin’s ability to mimic subtle body language and accents fleshes out his Robert De Niro.

Plastic Surgeon: 11/15/2003

Amy Poehler’s character goes to a plastic surgeon, played by Baldwin, for a breast augmentation consultation. The sketch pokes fun at Baldwin’s passionate monologues from the movie Malice.

Glengarry Glen Christmas: Elf Motivation:12/10/2005

Baldwin’s elf channels his Glengarry Glen Ross movie character and breaks the spirits of his elf subordinates.

The SNL Platinum Lounge:11/11/2006

Steve Martin and Baldwin play themselves bumping into each other before the show. Martin turns homicidal trying to prevent Baldwin from breaking his record for hosting SNL.

Inside The Actor’s Studio with Charles Nelson Reilly: 4/7/2001

This skit holds generational appeal to those of us who are old enough to remember the game show Hollywood Squares. Baldwin nails Reilly’s flamboyant nature with just enough camp.

Weekend Edition: Steve Rogers: 12/10/2011

Baldwin shines in this news segment poking fun at himself. He plays the pilot that threw him off a recent flight for refusing to turn off his mobile phone before takeoff.

Prince Charles Press Conference: 11/15/2003

If sexual innuendo is your cup of tea, you’ll enjoy the clever repartee of Baldwin’s secretary interacting with reporters during a news conference.

Date with a Child Psychologist: 9/24/2011

A dinner date goes horribly wrong. Baldwin’s pompous psychologist is impervious to his date’s growing discomfort while he unskillfully manages his child’s prolonged tantrum.

Donald Trump Press Conference Cold Open: 10/15/2016

Baldwin’s depiction of Trump’s first press conference since his election is colorfully irreverent. No matter what side of the aisle you fall on, Baldwin’s impression of Trump has received great reviews and has led to Baldwin to explore his options and take his Trump impression on the road.

Wii Guys: 2/14/2009

Depending on your tastes you’ll either laugh uncomfortably or with abandon while watching Baldwin as a father learn to master a Wii game with his sons.

Donald Trump Vs Hillary Clinton Third Debate Cold Open: 10/15/2016

Kate McKinnon and Baldwin skillfully lampoon the foibles of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. McKinnon would go on to win an Emmy for her performances on Saturday Night Live, with her role as Clinton being the most memorable.

NPR’s Delicious Dish: Schweddy Balls: 4/7/2001

The reigning crowd favorite of Baldwin’s SNL skits. As a guest on a highbrow National Public Radio cooking show, he discusses his recipe for Schweddy balls.

Vanity Fair v. Angelina Jolie: The Mag Fights Back

It's no secret that Angelina Jolie has suffered from a serious amount of bad press as of late. For starters, her private "pain" surrounding her divorce from Brad Pitt was made public time and time again, with Jolie's team inserting well-placed press leaks that implied he got physical with his child while on a drunken rant aboard a private plane. Though these details might hold true, any and all leaks only serve to hurt their children. The benefit, of course, is that Jolie's reputation remains intact. Many people who subsequently bad-mouthed the actress, such as Melissa Etheridge and Perez Hilton, reportedly received letters from Jolie's lawyer. Etheridge, who was a personal friend to Pitt's prior to his Jolie marriage, divulged that Jolie was horrible to Laura Dern, who was in a relationship with Billy Bob Thornton when Jolie took up with him. In Dern's own words, "I left our home to work on a movie, and while I was away, my boyfriend got married, and I’ve never heard from him again.” Etheridge said, "I helped Laura move out of her house with Billy Bob — I like broke into their home to get their stuff out because it was so nasty." And even if you don't believe these details to be true, there's one thing we know for sure. Angelina Jolie was one half of a highly insensitive duo that publicly declared their love at the expense of Jennifer Aniston, who was married to Pitt. There's no need to replay that old tune, but there's no excuse for saying you fell in love on a movie set, when the man you fell in love with was married at that time. Keep that to yourself. Furthermore, posing in a W Magazine spread as a faux family on the heels of his marriage ending, is also highly insensitive. Summation? Any and all stories about Angelina Jolie having questionable character are NOT hard for me to believe. Now for the good stuff…

During a recent interview with Vanity Fair which was meant to inspire some compassion for Jolie while promoting her latest film, she described an extremely disturbing audition process. Here's the original excerpt:

In order to find their lead, to play young Loung Ung, the casting directors set up a game, rather disturbing in its realism: they put money on the table and asked the child to think of something she needed the money for, and then to snatch it away. The director would pretend to catch the child, and the child would have to come up with a lie. “Srey Moch [the girl ultimately chosen for the part] was the only child that stared at the money for a very, very long time,” Jolie says. “When she was forced to give it back, she became overwhelmed with emotion. All these different things came flooding back.” Jolie then tears up. “When she was asked later what the money was for, she said her grandfather had died, and they didn’t have enough money for a nice funeral.”

Social media rightfully erupted at playing mind games with a young child, and Jolie's team issued a swift response, saying:

Every measure was taken to ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of the children on the film starting from the auditions through production to the present. Parents, guardians, partner NGOs whose job it is to care for children, and medical doctors were always on hand everyday, to ensure everyone had all they needed. And above all to make sure that no one was in any way hurt by participating in the recreation of such a painful part of their country’s history.

I am upset that a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film, has been written about as if it was a real scenario. The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting. I would be outraged myself if this had happened.

The point of this film is to bring attention to the horrors children face in war, and to help fight to protect them.

Producer Rithy Panh said:

The children were not tricked or entrapped, as some have suggested. They understood very well that this was acting, and make believe. What made Srey Moch, who was chosen for the lead role of Loung Ung, so special was that she said that she would want the money not for herself, but for her grandfather.

When I first read Angelina Jolie's response, I immediately put on my lawyer hat. For starters, Jolie did not specifically say that the children KNEW it was an acting exercise. Though she insisted that their welfare was protected, if the game was in fact executed as it was described, then it's very disturbing. If Panh; however, is correct in that they knew it was acting, then fine. But Vanity Fair stood by it's story today and published the original transcript. Here it is:

We just went in and–you just go in and do some auditions with the kids. And it’s not really an audition with children. We had this game where it would be–and I wasn’t there and they didn’t know what they were really doing. They kind of said, “Oh, a camera’s coming up and we want to play a game with you.” And the game for that character was “We’re going to put some money on the table. Think of something that you need that money for.” Sometimes it was money, sometimes it was a cookie. [Laughter] “And then take it.” And then we would catch them. “We’re going to catch you, and we’d like you to try to lie that you didn’t have it.”

So it was very interesting seeing the kids and how they would–some were very conscious of the camera. They were actually–there are so many talented kids in this country. But Srey Moch was the only child that stared at that money for a very, very long time before she picked it up, and then bravely, brazenly lying, like was trying to hide, but then she also kind of–

And then when she was forced to give it back became very kind of like strong, emotional, she became overwhelmed with emotion that she was–and she just–all of these different things flooded out. And I don’t think she or her family would mind me saying when she was later asked what that money was for, she said her grandfather died and they didn’t have enough money for a nice funeral.

There are a lot of important things to note from reading the transcript. First, based on that text, neither the producer nor Angelina Jolie can say with certainty that the children understood that they were in the land of pretend. In fact, when the child said she would use the money for her grandfather's funeral, we can lean more in the direction of her NOT understanding. Sure she might have said what she "pretend" thought of, but we can't be positive. Second, if Angelina Jolie was not present during this process, then she can't vouch for it. All she has is hearsay, as do we. 

Vanity Fair received a letter from Jolie's lawyer, asking the magazine to essentially say they made a mistake. They reviewed the transcript, taped on two devices, and stand by their story. There's a lesson to be learned here, and it starts with camp Jolie. There's only so much you can do to protect your star, and sending out letters with unreasonable demands isn't one of them. Maybe she should question the casting process rather than defending it.

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News


Paula Patton and Robin Thicke’s custody war continues. Jezebel

Roman Polanski’s rape victim is no victim. TMZ

Chrissy Metz commented on her co-star’s fat suit. Toofab

Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgratroyd debuted their baby. Wet Paint

Ricki Lake spoke out about the loss of her ex-husband/”soul mate.” MSN

Whitney Port is pregnant. Refinery29

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham are having a child. The Stir

Have The Bachelorette’s Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton reunited? Us Weekly

George Clooney and Amal are expecting twins. BBC News

Tori Spelling’s baby shower caused a stir with her husband’s ex-wife. She Knows

Amber Rose clarified her relationship with Wiz Khalifa. Us Weekly

Mariah Carey confirmed her romance with her much-younger dancer.  WWTDD

Angelina Jolie changed her tune on Brad Pitt. Pop Sugar

Lisa Rinna wants you to see her naked. Socialite Life

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

Bella Hadid is not happy Selena Gomez is dating The Weeknd. Contact Music

Justin Bieber is also not happy Selena Gomez is dating The Weeknd. NYDN

Uma Thurman is in the midst of a custody war. Page Six

Peta Murgatroyd revealed her post baby body. People

Kate Hudson’s brother is having fun with those Brad Pitt rumors. Wet Paint

Padma Lakshmi is dating her baby daddy/Dell bigwig again. Wonderwall

Gavin Rossdale finally addressed his divorce from Gwen Stefani. Us Weekly

Britney Spears revealed how she met her boyfriend. Hollywood Life

The Kendall Jenner/A$AP Rocky romance rumors continue. E! Online

Anwar Hadid and his girlfriend are Insta official. Daily Mail

Cuba Gooding Jr. filed for divorce. MSN

Keke Palmer called out Trey Songz. Vibe

Tabloid Gossip: Your Week of News

hilaryEmma Roberts
and Evan Peters are going strong. Pop Sugar

Bristol Palin is going to pop out baby #3. TMZ

Renee Zellweger got dragged into court via her boyfriend’s ex. Wonderwall

Jersey Shore’s Ronnie Magro is dating Khloe Kardashian’s BFF.

Sofia Vergara is being sued by her embryos. The Superficial

Paula Patton is back on twitter. Hip Hollywood

Sia  and her husband of two years are divorcing. Just Jared

Minka Kelly and Josh Radnor are dating. Celebuzz

The Brangelina divorce nightmare just got worse for Brad Pitt. E! Online

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner are taking it up a notch. People

Jimmel Kimmel is having his fourth child. Yahoo!

Hilary Duff and her trainer are dunzo. Wet Paint

Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk are having a baby. USA Today

Dancing With the Stars’ Mark Ballas got married. Reality TV World

Naomi Watts talked about her split from Liev Schreiber. Contact Music

T.J. Miller was arrested for a brawl with his Uber driver. Deadline

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom finalized their divorce. CNN

Amber Rose and Val Chmerkovskiy stepped out hand in hand. Us Weekly

Blac Chyna is having trouble trademarking the Kardashian name. TMZ