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Ryan Reynolds Just Announced a Break From Acting and Blake Lively’s Response Was Priceless

Blake Lively’s endless trolling of her husband Ryan Reynolds continues.

On October 17, the actor announced that he is taking a break from acting for a while in a lengthy Instagram post. He shared the news while celebrating his final day filming his upcoming Christmas musical movie, Spirited, alongside Will Farrell and Octavia Spencer

“That’s a wrap for me on Spirited. Not sure I’d have been ready to say yes to a film this challenging even three years ago,” he wrote alongside multiple behind-the-scenes photos from the set. “Singing, dancing, and playing in the sandbox with Will Ferrell made a whole lotta dreams come true. And this is my second film with the great @octaviaspencer… Perfect time for a little sabbatical from movie making. I’m gonna miss every second [of] working with this obscenely gifted group of creators and artists. These days, kindness matters as much as talent. I’ve been lucky to work with folks who are flush with both.”

While we are sure Lively is supporting Reynolds in real life, she couldn’t help but tease the actor in the comments. “Michael Caine did it first,” she wrote, referring to the recent news that the respected British actor’s most recent role would be his last (though Caine has since clarified that he has not retired from acting).

Reynolds must not be too upset over the comment, considering he pinned it.

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Reynolds subtly shared one of the driving forces behind his decision on Instagram Stories, where he slightly adjusted the definition of sabbatical. “A sabbatical can last anywhere from two months to a year,” a description from Indeed.com reads. “In general, six months is the standard length of time for a paid sabbatical. It gives you enough time and flexibility to such things as travel, study, or complete a major side project.”

Reynolds, however, crossed out those options and inserted the word “parent.”

Kate Middleton Just Rewore an Alexander McQueen Gown From 10 Years Ago

Kate Middleton is an outfit repeater! (And we love her for it.) 

On Sunday, October 17, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2021 Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, an eco-friendly event hosted by Prince William to celebrate environment leaders working to save and protect the planet. Celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Emma Watson were all in attendance and asked specifically not to purchase any new clothing for the ceremony.

Actor Emma Thompson shared that detail while presenting at the event. “On our little notes, they said, ‘Please do not buy anything new for this.’ Can you imagine? The relief! So I got my dame suit that I wore when I went to the palace,” she said, per People

Kate Middleton, who often recycles her favorite wardrobe staples, opted to bring back a fan-favorite gown from 10 years ago. The duchess walked the green carpet in an Alexander McQueen dress she wore to a black-tie BAFTA event in Los Angeles back in 2011. 

Here she is in the lilac dress on July 9, 2011, just a few months after her wedding and two years before she welcomed her first child, Prince George:

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And here she is 10 years later looking equally stunning in the McQueen gown, which she opted to pair with a gold belt this time around. Prince William complemented her look nicely in a green velvet suit, which felt very apropos.

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The Earthshot Prize awards ceremony will be held annually for the next 10 years. Each year five scientists, activists, and organizations around the world will be awarded prizes of $1.3 million to further their environmental efforts. 

“The challenge the duke set himself was, ‘What is the maximum positive personal contribution I can make in the next 10 years in the fight against climate change?” Royal Foundation chief executive Jason Knauf explained, per People. “‘What am I going to do in the next decade that means I can look my children in the eye and say that I did my bit?’ Every aspect of the prize bears the stamp of his contribution.”


Kate Middleton Just Re-Wore an Alexander McQueen Gown From 10 Years Ago

Kate Middleton is an outfit repeater! (And we love her for it.) 

On Sunday, October 17, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 2021 Earshot Prize awards ceremony, an eco-friendly event hosted by Prince William to celebrate environment leaders working to save and protect the planet. Celebrities including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, and Emma Watson were all in attendance and asked specifically not to purchase any new clothing for the ceremony.

Actor Emma Thompson shared that detail while presenting at the event.  “On our little notes, they said ‘Please do not buy anything new for this.’ Can you imagine? The relief! So I got my dame suit that I wore when I went to the palace,” she said, per People

Kate Middleton, who often recycles her favorite wardrobe staples, opted to bring back a fan-favorite gown from 10 years ago. The Duchess walked the green carpet in an Alexander McQueen dress she wore to a black-tie BAFTA event in Los Angeles back in 2011. 

Here she is in the lilac dress on July 9, 2011, just a few months after her wedding and two years before she welcomed her first child, Prince George:

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And here she is 10 years later looking equally stunning in the McQueen gown, which she opted to pair with a gold belt this time around. Prince William complemented her look nicely in a green velvet suit, which felt very apropos.

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The Earshot Prize awards ceremony will be held annually for the next 10 years. Each year, five scientists, activists, and organizations around the world will be awarded prizes of $1.3 million to further their environmental efforts. 

“The challenge the Duke set himself was, ‘What is the maximum positive personal contribution I can make in the next 10 years in the fight against climate change?” Royal Foundation chief executive Jason Knauf explained, per People. “‘What am I going to do in the next decade that means I can look my children in the eye and say that I did my bit?’ Every aspect of the Prize bears the stamp of his contribution.”


22 Celebrity Moms and Daughters Who Look Exactly Alike

Hair color aside, these two are total twins.

Jessica Alba’s daughter Honor Marie Warren is the spitting image of her mother.

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Alba has recently taken the TikTok world by storm and is now wrangling her daughter, Honor, into her quarantine shenanigans. The mother-daughter duo wore matching high-waist swimsuits, dress shirts, and wide-brim hats for their latest TikTok dance, which the actor and beauty mogul shared on her Instagram Story on April 26, 2020. Now I want everything they wore.

Then, on July 4, 2021, they shared a video on Instagram wearing similar ankle-length dresses. In just one year, they look more alike than ever! “Sunday funday with my (not so little) baby 💗💗💗,” she wrote.

Victoria Beckham’s 10-year-old daughter, Harper, is her mini-me.

On August 25, 2020, Posh Spice herself dubbed her daughter “Baby Posh” on Instagram. The duo wore matching spaghetti-strap slip dresses that are 100% Spice Girls–approved. 

Jessica Simpson and her look-alike daughter are matching goals.

On Christmas Day 2020, the singer shared an adorable photo with her look-alike daughter, Maxwell Drew, twinning in matching holiday PJs. “Christmas pajama twins #MAXIDREW,” Simpson captioned the sweet shot.

Amy Adams and her 11-year-old daughter, Aviana, are practically twins.

Amy Adams rarely shares photos of her daughter, so when she posted a birthday tribute on May 15, we had to do a double-take. Look at those matching faces! Adams welcomed her only child with her husband, Darren Le Gallo, in 2010. “Happy 11th Birthday Aviana. You constantly amaze me with your humor, intelligence, and spirit,” the actor wrote to her daughter on May 15 alongside the mother-daughter selfie. “This day is a true celebration. I love you!”

And then there’s Milla Jovovich and her 13-year-old daughter Ever Gabo Anderson.

The actress and model took to Instagram to show off their “mommy/daughter haircuts” and they couldn’t look more alike! I mean, just look at their eyes:

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Saturday Night Live Turned Squid Game into a Country Song by Pete Davidson and Rami Malek

Squid Game is officially Netflix’s biggest series ever after being watched by over 111 million users in less than one month, so naturally, it got the Saturday Night Live treatment.

On October 16, SNL star Pete Davidson and host Rami Malek made a country song out of the South Korean drama about a group of poverty-stricken players fighting for a boatload of money in a series of deadly children’s games. This might sound funny in and of itself, but it’s actually pretty fitting when you consider country music’s history of spotlighting economic inequality in America…but I digress.

In the three minute and thirty-second sketch, Davidson and Malek compete in the show’s famed competitions, including Red Light Green Light, the Dalgona cookie game, and the glass bridge, all while singing about “bunk beds, new friends, and the piggy bank up in the sky.”

“45 billion won, that’s a whole lot of money,” Malek sings at one point in the song. “At least I think it is…I’m confused by the currency.” It is! Per Forbes, the Squid Game grand prize of 45,600,000,000 won is $38,460,271.20.

Watch the full sketch here:

And check out the lyrics in full:

Don’t got a lot of money/Drive a rusted-out Chevy.
I just got laid off/Bar tab ain’t paid off. 
My ex-wife hates me/even had to see my puppy.
Yes, I’m broke and it’s a damn shame/I guess I gotta play the Squid Game.

Yes, I gotta play the Squid Game.
My only option is the Squid Game.
Have a number, not a real name.
‘Cause I’m playing in the Squid Game.

Weird cards/pink guards locked us in a big room.
They got symbols on their faces like the ones on Play Stations
And the main guy looks like Doctor Doom. 

8 TV Shows and Movies to Watch This Week, Including the New Bachelorette and Succession

“Feuding royals, a deadly planet, and a gifted young man who holds the destiny of everyone in his hands. Born to Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) and Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), Paul (Timothée Chalamet) inherits stewardship of Arrakis (aka Dune), a dangerous desert wasteland that’s home to vigilant natives (Zendaya as Chani) and melange (aka spice), the most precious resource in the entire universe. Known to extend life and grant its user with superhuman intellect and faster-than-light speed, they set out on a mining expedition to save what’s left from malevolent forces that would do anything to get it. As they face mind-bending realities, raging rebellions, and giant sandworms, the future becomes clear: only those who can conquer fear will survive.”

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“Leading up to Christmas, marketing executive, Lauren, is visited by the ghosts of four ex boyfriends. She must learn to open her heart or risk losing her best friend, Nate. Starring Catherine Haena Kim, Raymond Ablack and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.”

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker Wear Matching Looks on a Date in New York City

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have only been public with their relationship for a few months, and they’re already our favorite celebrity couple. What with raunchy declarations of love and full-on chest tattoos, at least they’re not boring.

Here’s a complete timeline of their sexy tryst:

2015: The Blink-182 drummer tells Us Weekly about his “crush” on Kourtney’s sister, Kim Kardashian, whom he met when he was dating Paris Hilton years prior. “How could you not stare at Kim?” he said at the time. “Mind you, I enjoyed hanging out with Paris, but I love curvy girls. Kim was eye candy. I was no way disrespectful to Paris, but I couldn’t keep my eyes off Kim!”

He even claims Kim came to him for advice when she was approached by Ryan Seacrest with the original idea for Keeping Up With the Kardashians. “‘I think my family is interesting and it could be something,’” he recalled Kim saying. “I gave her the best advice I could.” 

2015–2020: In February 2019, Kourtney and Travis spark dating rumors when they are spotted grabbing dinner in Malibu, though it’s been reported the two have been friends “for years.” It’s worth noting that they both live in the same gated community in Calabasas, California, and the drummer even appeared on KUWTK and Kocktails With Khloé. 

January 2021: Fans start speculating after Travis left a rose emoji in the comments of one of Kourtney’s mirror selfies, dropped a mermaid emoji on another pic, and commented, “You’re so cool” on another. Buzz got much louder when each posted photos from the same hang at Kris Jenner’s home in Palm Springs.

“Kourtney and Travis have had a platonic relationship for years and they’ve been friends and family friends for a very long time,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Recently something sparked and their relationship has turned romantic.”

February 2021: This is when the fun truly starts. On February 17 the pair goes Instagram official

Travis clearly loves emojis: He commented on this one with a red heart. 

Adele’s Closest Friends Weren’t Obsessed With ‘Easy on Me’ at First: ‘One Didn’t Like It’

Adele’s first single in five years may be breaking serious records, but not everyone was obsessed at first. In fact, some of Adele’s best friends thought it was just fine when she initially sent it their way. 

On October 15, Adele dropped “Easy on Me,” the first taste of her upcoming album, 30, coming this November…and she didn’t go easy on us. Her first song out the gate is a heartwrenching ballad that she wrote her son, Angelo, amid her divorce from his father, Simon Konecki. 

“My son has had a lot of questions. Really good questions, really innocent questions, that I just don’t have an answer for.” Like? “‘Why can’t you still live together?’” the singer told British Vogue ahead of the drop. “I just felt like I wanted to explain to him, through this record, when he’s in his 20s or 30s, who I am and why I voluntarily chose to dismantle his entire life in the pursuit of my own happiness. It made him really unhappy sometimes. And that’s a real wound for me that I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to heal.”

She continued, “It’s not like anyone’s having a go at me, but it’s like, I left the marriage. Be kind to me as well. It was the first song I wrote for the album and then I didn’t write anything else for six months after because I was like, ‘Okay, well, I’ve said it all.’” 

Since it hit Spotify, the song actually broke the streamer’s record for streams in one day. The record was previously set by K-Pop sensation BTS for their song “Butter,” which hit 20.9 million global streams on May 23. 

However, according to Adele, her friends weren’t initially all that impressed. “I was saying the other day that I sent a snippet of me singing it as I was writing it to three of my closest friends here and one didn’t like it,” she told BBC 1 Radio Breakfast show with Greg James on October 15. “The other one was like, ‘Well, yeah, maybe, keep trying though,’ and the other one was, ‘I’m busy working.’ So that was the perfect response for me.”

“They loved my patience in it. I’m such a knee-jerk person,” she added. “I’ll be like, ‘I don’t like it, forget it!’ I’m like that with my music. I’m like that with just things I want to do. I’m like that with my feelings and stuff and it was, I think it was clear to them in the lyrics that I’ve bided my time and I wasn’t reacting to a reaction or anything like that. It was just a feeling that I had stirred on for a while.”

In the same interview, Adele shared that she balled her eyes out when she wrote the song. “Normally I’m very not confrontational, but you can initiate something and be like, ‘Hang on a minute, go easy on me!’ Like, bear with me while I try to find my feet in a situation,” she said. “There’s something that’s really hopeful about it as well as sad. I obviously balled my eyes out when I was writing it and when I was singing it for the recording.”

Well, now we’re all balling our eyes out, too. 


Everything to Know About The White Lotus Season 2

The White Lotus on HBO has been extended for a second season, the network announced on Tuesday, August 10. 

For the unfamiliar, The White Lotus centers on a group of wealthy travelers vacationing at an exclusive Hawaiian resort. But what starts out as a picturesque getaway soon descends into chaos as the cracks in these people’s lives form. It’s received rave reviews from critics and is currently the number one show streaming on HBO Max, per a press release. The true ensemble casts includes Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney, Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, and Jake Lacy, among others. 

Here’s everything we know about The White Lotus season two: 

It’s happening. Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming, said in a statement, “Mike [White, the creator of White Lotus] has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town. We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next, after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii, and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us.”

No release date yet. The first season ended in August 2021. 

The premise. We’re getting a new cast of characters—and a new location. Per HBO‘s press release, “The next chapter of The White Lotus leaves Hawaii behind and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily among its inhabitants.” 

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Will any of the original characters return? Mike White told TVLine, “I don’t think you can credibly have [all the season-one guests] on the same vacation again. But maybe it could be a Marvel Universe type thing, where some of them would come back.”

He added, “We only made one-year deals with the actors, so we’d have to find out who is even available.”

So far, at least one actor from the first season will be making an appearance. On October 15, TVLine and Deadline reported the news that Jennifer Coolidge is set to return. Though sources suggest she is in talks to reprise her role as the eccentric and insecure Tanya McQuoid, it’s possible she could be taking on a brand new character. 

We’ll keep you posted with more details as they come in. 

Jennifer Coolidge Is Reportedly Returning For The White Lotus Season 2

The White Lotus on HBO has been extended for a second season, the network announced on Tuesday, August 10. 

For the unfamiliar, The White Lotus centers on a group of wealthy travelers vacationing at an exclusive Hawaiian resort. But what starts out as a picturesque getaway soon descends into chaos as the cracks in these people’s lives form. It’s received rave reviews from critics and is currently the number one show streaming on HBO Max, per a press release. The true ensemble casts includes Jennifer Coolidge, Sydney Sweeney, Connie Britton, Alexandra Daddario, and Jake Lacy, among others. 

Here’s everything we know about The White Lotus season two: 

It’s happening. Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming, said in a statement, “Mike [White, the creator of White Lotus] has once again delivered a quintessential HBO show, and it’s the talk of the town. We were thrilled to hear where he wanted to go next, after closing this epic chapter in Hawaii, and can’t wait to keep following him wherever he takes us.”

No release date yet. The first season ended in August 2021. 

The premise. We’re getting a new cast of characters—and a new location. Per HBO‘s press release, “The next chapter of The White Lotus leaves Hawaii behind and follows a different group of vacationers as they jet to another White Lotus property and settle in temporarily among its inhabitants.” 

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Will any of the original characters return? Mike White told TVLine, “I don’t think you can credibly have [all the season-one guests] on the same vacation again. But maybe it could be a Marvel Universe type thing, where some of them would come back.”

He added, “We only made one-year deals with the actors, so we’d have to find out who is even available.”

So far, at least one actor from the first season will be making an appearance. On October 15, TVLine and Deadline reported the news that Jennifer Coolidge is set to return. Though sources suggest she is in talks to reprise her role as the eccentric and insecure Tanya McQuoid, it’s possible she could be taking on a brand new character. 

We’ll keep you posted with more details as they come in.