Patricia Arquette’s Story About Going on a Date With a Convicted Murderer Is Wild

Patricia Arquette’s awkward date story is proof you need to trust your instincts.

After a Twitter prompt asked users to share their most awkward dating stories, The Act star revealed she once went on a date with a pro skateboarder who would later be convicted of murder. 

“Second date. Pro skateboarder. Really cute. Friends with my friends,” Arquette tweeted on April 13, presumably listing all the reasons she went on the date to begin with. “We made out, but something about how he kissed me freaked me out. I gave him a fake number. Years later he killed his girlfriend.” And you thought you had a bad Tinder date story… 

In a follow-up tweet, Arquette confirmed that the skateboarder in question was Mark Rogowski, who confessed to sexually assaulting and murdering 22-year-old model Jessica Bergsten in 1991. (Just for clarification’s sake: Bergsten wasn’t Rogowski’s girlfriend. She was actually the best friend of his ex-girlfriend, Brandi McClain.)

When asked what about the kiss raised red flags, Arquette replied, “It felt aggressive. Like pushing me back hard with his jaw and it felt like it was angry.”

When one user simply replied “Jesus,” Arquette said, “And my daughter thinks I’m overprotective.”

Patricia Arquette has two children: 18-year-old daughter, Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane, and 32-year-old son, Enzo Rossi. She split from Thomas Jane in 2011 after five years of marriage; prior to that, she was famously married to Nicholas Cage from 1995 to 2001. 

Arquette said the “moral of the story” she shared on Twitter is to “trust your instincts,” according to People. That’s a good lesson to heed, single people—and people in general.  If you go on a date—or meet a new friend, etc.—and something feels off, it probably is. 

After hearing this tale, I may need to delete my dating apps just for a few days. 

Shonda Rhimes Was ‘Shocked’ by Backlash Over Regé-Jean Page’s Exit From Bridgerton

Shonda Rhimes is no stranger to outrage from Grey’s Anatomy fans—but she wasn’t expecting the backlash over Regé-Jean Page’s exit from Bridgerton.

“I was really shocked because usually, that happens when I’ve killed off somebody that’s been around for a while,” she told Vanity Fair in a new interview. “Like, we didn’t kill him, he’s still alive!”

Netflix and Shondaland announced Page’s departure on April 2 with a letter from Lady Whistledown herself. “Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” the Instagram post read.

The furious response from fans was immediate and intense. Even Kim Kardashian mourned the actor’s departure, but Rhimes would like to point out that each Bridgerton novel by Julia Quinn is meant to focus on a different member of the British family. 

“[Regé-Jean] is a powerful, amazing actor and that meant we did our job—every season, our job is finding the right people and putting together this incredible, world-shifting romance,” Rhimes said. “I don’t know that I expected this much of an explosion, given that every book [in the Bridgerton series] is a different romance. What would be the ever-after of this combo? I mean, really: What would Regé-Jean do, you know what I mean? We gave them their happily ever after! And now we have this next couple coming. And so yeah, I was like, whoa!”

Ultimately, as Page previously told Variety, his stint on the show was always meant to be a one-off (though Rhimes did confirm to Vanity Fair that he was later invited to return for cameos in season two). “That was the plan: come and do one season as the duke,” she said. “Anything else that was extra and wasn’t really the plan when we started wasn’t the plan when we finished.”

Shonda Rhimes also pointed out that finding actors that audiences get “overly attached to” is kinda her whole thing. “He’s amazing, but that’s our job and something that Betsy [Beers] and I have been doing since—well, God, has it been 20 years now?—is finding guys,” Rhimes said of an impressive list that includes Patrick Dempsey, Eric Dane, Tony Goldwyn, and now Page. “I mean, hopefully ladies too, but finding men that our audiences find devastatingly attractive and they become incredibly overly attached to, and they get enraged about when we move them about in any way.”

Sounds like we need to hold on tight to Anthony Bridgerton actor Jonathan Bailey while we still can

Alex Rodriguez Posted a Very Telling Video Right Before He and J.Lo Confirmed Their Split

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez confirmed their breakup on Thursday, April 15—but an Instagram Story Rodriguez posted the day before may have hinted at it. 

On April 14, Rodriguez shared a video to his IG of several photos he’s taken with Lopez. There’s also one of a heart in the sand with “Jennifer + Alex” written inside it. (This is, presumably, from their beachside engagement, but who’s to say for sure?) A sappy Coldplay song is playing in the background, and in the corner of the video is a heart with Lopez’s Instagram handle. At first glance, this is just a sweet tribute—but now knowing about the breakup, was this a farewell-to-the-relationship post? Was Rodriguez trying to warn us that something was coming? 

Check out the video for yourself, below. 

If anything, Rodriguez’s IG Story confirms what he and Lopez said in their breakup statement: They still care deeply for each other. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so,” the couple said in a joint message to Today. “We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects. We wish the best for each other and one another’s children. Out of respect for them, the only other comment we have to say is thank you to everyone who has sent kind words and support.” 

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez met in 2005, when she was still married to Marc Anthony. They started dating in 2017 and were engaged by March 2019. Wedding plans were put on pause because of the coronavirus, and in early 2021 rumors started circulating they had broken up. The couple denied this via a short statement to People on March 13, but a little over a month later announced they’re splitting for good. It’s the end of an era! A Coldplay-soundtracked Instagram Story feels appropriate.

Here’s Why Harry and William Won’t Be Walking Together at Prince Philip’s Funeral

Buckingham Palace released some logistical details surrounding Prince Philip’s funeral, scheduled for Saturday, April 17, and it turns out Prince Harry and Prince William won’t be walking next to each to each other.

They both will walk behind their grandfather’s coffin—Prince William next to Peter Phillips (Princess Anne’s son), and Prince Harry behind them with Princess Margaret’s son, David Armstrong-Jones. 

Before you raise your eyebrows, no, this isn’t because there’s a rift between Prince William and Prince Harry. A Buckingham Palace spokesman explained, per People, this is “a practical change rather than sending a signal.”

The spokesman continued, “This is a funeral, and we are not going to be drawn into perceptions of drama. The arrangements have been agreed and represent Her Majesty’s wishes.”

Both Prince Harry and Prince William released touching statements about their grandfather, the Duke of Edinburgh. “My grandfather was a man of service, honour, and great humour. He was authentically himself, with a seriously sharp wit, and could hold the attention of any room due to his charm—and also because you never knew what he might say next,” Prince Harry wrote. “He was my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of banter, and cheeky right ’til the end.” 

Prince William posted his thoughts to Kensington Royal’s Instagram page. “I feel lucky to have not just had his example to guide me, but his enduring presence well into my own adult life – both through good times and the hardest days,” he wrote. “I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her. I will never take for granted the special memories my children will always have of their great-grandpa coming to collect them in his carriage and seeing for themselves his infectious sense of adventure as well as his mischievous sense of humour!”

James Franco Allegedly Said the Rudest Thing to Anne Hathaway Before Their Oscars Disaster

The trouble with the 2011 Oscars, infamously hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco, started well before showtime.

The messy showcase has gone down in history as one of the worst Academy Awards ceremonies of all time. According to some of the writers involved, this came down to its polar opposite hosts. “It was like the world’s most uncomfortable blind date between the cool rocker stoner kid and the adorable theater camp cheerleader,” Writer David Wild told The Ringer in a new oral history of the event. 

While Hathaway originally turned down the position and was brought on board at Franco’s insistence, the writers agree that she gave the gig her all.  “Anne made herself readily available. I went to her house and worked on the script and she was on a bunch of conference calls and responding to emails and was a great collaborator,” Jordan Rubin, co-executive-producer of The Good Place, recalled. “[Franco] always seemed to be on a flight and it was very hard for me to get a hold of him.”

Ultimately, this led to an imbalanced dynamic that promptly kicked off those awkward years where it was popular to hate the Devil Wears Prada star. 

The writers really started noticing trouble when they began filming the ceremony’s opener. “She showed up ready to play and committed 110 percent,” Rubin continued. “And he was a great guy but often looked like he had just woken up from a nap. It’s almost like you’re showing up to a tennis court and one person decided that they were going to play in the U.S. Open, and the other wanted to play in jeans and just kind of hit a few balls.”

Although Rubin doesn’t recall any personal tension between the stars, Wild recalled a particular instance where Franco allegedly shut down an acting suggestion from Hathaway. “This is a memory, but [she] was like, ‘Maybe you should try that,’ and he was like ‘Don’t tell me how to be funny,'” Wild told the publication.

Rubin suggests Franco was hoping for a dynamic similar to “a buddy-cop movie with two opposite characters,” but both actors ended up being lambasted by critics and viewers. Hathaway was knocked for going way too big, while Franco got the opposite critique. 

“We got a lot of shit for it. I probably got more than she did, but she got a lot, Franco told New York Magazine in 2016. 

“He didn’t give me anything,” Anne Hathaway told People in 2019 about her co-hosting gig with James Franco. “When all the dust settled, I was just like, ‘You gotta be kidding me. Your first instinct is usually the right one.’ And all the reasons why I turned it down came true. All of them. It’s just a no-win situation.”

Perhaps it’s best the Oscars haven’t hired an official host in three years. 

Tom Cruise Used to Have a ‘Panic Button’ in His House—And Kyra Sedgwick Pushed It Once

Kyra Sedgwick has an embarrassing story involving Tom Cruise, and she decided to tell it to Drew Barrymore during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. Sedgwick’s husband, Kevin Bacon, starred alongside Cruise in the 1992 movie, *A Few Good Men—*and while the movie was filming, Sedgwick and Bacon visited Crusie’s home. Hilarities ensued.

“It’s a pretty good story. It was a sad moment, but it was a funny story,” Sedgwick began. “So I was pregnant, I was very pregnant, and we got invited over to dinner. I had worked with Tom [on Born On The Fourth Of July] but Kev was doing [A Few Good Men].”

She continued, “So we got invited over for dinner with lots of famous people, like Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, because she was in the movie. Rob Reiner was there. It was a flow, and Nicole [Kidman] was there.”

Sounds casual… just a dinner party with famous movie stars. What could go wrong, right? 

Well, apparently, a lot. “It was one of those nights that I often don’t get invited to, and so there was this, like, fireplace mantle and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantle. I was like, ‘Oh what is that little button?’ So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen,” the Closer actor continued. “Nothing happened, and then I got a little nervous.”

She added, “I was like, ‘Oh nothing happened that doesn’t seem right. So I tapped Tom on the shoulder, who was in the middle of a story, and I said, ‘I pressed this button down here.’ And he was like, ‘You pressed that button?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I pressed that button.’ And he goes, ‘That’s the panic button.’”

She added, “And so the cops came, they had to stop the screening, they had to see Tom… I think there were more than, like, five cop cars, it was something.”

She ended the story with a laugh: “I didn’t get invited back.” Here’s my question: Does Tom Cruise still have a panic button? I need answers.

John Corbett Says He Hasn’t Been Asked to Join the Sex and the City Reboot

Speaking of The Wonder Years, you were credited as Jack Corbett according to IMDb. Is that true?

It’s true. When I signed up for the Screen Actors Guild, there was already an actor named John Corbett. But actually, on my first SAG card, my name was Nate Corbett because my grandpa’s name was Nate and I couldn’t use John. I tried out Nate for a while and still have some old headshots with Nate Corbett on it, but no one ever called me Nate. My dad was also John, but his whole family called him Jack, so I tried out Jack. I didn’t want to be John J. Corbett because I didn’t like the sound of that. So I tried out Jack Corbett. It didn’t really fit even though I’m credited as Jack Corbett on The Wonder Years. When I got Northern Exposure two years later, they asked me what name I wanted to use on my credit. I just said John Corbett, and that was it! Nobody ever contested it. I wonder what happened to the other John Corbett, but I beat him to the punch. I think the time limit has run out on it.

I also read you have a big birthday coming up next month, right?

I can’t believe it. Yes, time goes by quick. I will be the number 60 next month.

Well, congrats! So what’s a great birthday for John Corbett? 

I love pizza, like a margherita pizza or maybe even a pepperoni pizza, with a couple beers. I like an ice-cream fudge cake after, and that’s it. [Laughs] My birthday falls on a Sunday this year, and I’ll have the day off from work, so I think those delicious things are in store. The last time I had a birthday part was when I was turning 13, and I just didn’t like it. I’m an only child and kind of a loner by heart, and I still only have about three super close friends. So even if I had a birthday party, I wouldn’t know most of the people there. [Laughs] I’ll hang out with Bo, and she makes a fantastic pizza. Then she’ll give me a birthday kiss, and that’s going to be as exciting as that would be.

Speaking of, you guys have been together now for almost 20 years. If you could go back and tell yourself anything right before you met her, what would it be?

Try not to say the “F” bomb so much. Oh my God! It’s just such a part of my vocabulary, and I’m really working hard not to use it in this interview. I even forget and use it around small children and Bo gives me the look and goes, “Hey!” And I’ll say, “What?!” [Laughs] So yeah, it probably would be to have better grammar and to read more because we play Jeopardy! every night. I have over 30 Jeopardy! episodes saved on our DVR, and quite a few of them are still Alex Trebek’s final Jeopardys. I’ve made my DVR keep them. We watch it every night if I’m not working. If there’s 20 questions, I get like two right and Bo gets all the rest. I wish I read more and was smarter. She knows everything about everything. 

What would she say is the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for her? 

Probably make her dinner since she usually makes dinner. I’m a pretty good cook, but I get lazy. On her birthday I get her gifts, but I’m not the flower-y guy with a dozen roses. I should do that more. For Valentine’s Day, we’ve been together so long that sometimes we think it’s a cheesy holiday. You can’t even get into a restaurant because they are so packed, so we’re not Valentine-y kind of people. It’s not that romantic, but it’s doing something nice like surprising her by making dinner.

Chrissy Teigen Has a Hilarious Reason for Posting More Pics of Luna Than Miles

Chrissy Teigen has a very good explanation for posting more photos of her daughter, Luna, than her son, Miles: Miles doesn’t like getting his photo taken! Well, that, and another very funny reason.

The model-cookbook author-entrepreneur revealed on Thursday, April 15 why her feed features a ton of Luna but not a ton of Miles. “’Why do you post Luna so much more,’ you ask?” Teigen wrote. “Because Miles hates pictures and he’s always butt ass naked.” 

To prove the former point, Teigen posted a video of Miles not having it when she tried taking his photo. Honestly, relatable. 

Chrissy Teigen has been opening up a lot about her two children these days. “Miles is very emotional. He’s a lot like me too,” Teigen said to People. “He wears his heart on his sleeve, and we embrace that. I think more men should embrace their emotions. I think that’s really important in this world. That it’s okay to cry, and it’s okay to be upset about something or to be sad about something. We’re going to talk it through, and it’s okay.”

She continued, “There is no ‘Be a man’ in our house. There’s no right way to be a man, and John is so good about showing them through how he treats me how to be a good man, how to be a good father. It’s wonderful to see.”

And when asked about Luna, Teigen said, “She is a bit of a perfectionist, which I didn’t know I was until the past few years. I’m trying to tell her that not everything—it’s funny because when I talk to her, I’m actually talking to myself too—not everything has to be perfect and there is joy and beauty in imperfections, and don’t be so hard on yourself. And that’s me talking to myself when I tell her that stuff.”

Sutton Foster and Darren Star on Younger’s Legacy

Younger is the little show that could. The comedy, about a 40-year-old divorcee who lies about her age to get a job in publishing, premiered in 2015 on a smaller cable network (TV Land) just as streaming became the binge-able norm. But the series managed to find its audience and stay afloat for six successful seasons—in part thanks to the show’s universal appeal across age lines. Younger‘s depiction of motherhood, feminism, workplace politics, ageism, and love were always emotionally honest, painfully raw, and supremely empowering. 

Season six saw the show’s highest-rated premiere ever, a testament to viewers’ loyalty to Younger. But when season seven airs on April 15 on Paramount Plus, it will be the series’ last. It picks up with the steepest of cliffhangers: Following Charles’ (Peter Hermann) proposal, which path will Liza (Sutton Foster) choose?

Yes, six years and seven seasons in, Younger’s central love triangle—between Liza (a 40-something who, at first, pretended to be 26 to reinvent herself), Josh (the hunky, lovestruck tattoo artist played by Nico Tortorella), and Charles (top publisher at Liza’s company)—has kept fans invested in a way most shows cannot. For Star, that’s the heart of the show and speaks to its larger message. 

“Whether or not Liza’s with Charles or Josh romantically or the other, she still has an emotional bond to both,” Star tells Glamour. “I think that’s very much what the series is about: Not defining relationships, and not defining your life by a preconceived set of rules.” 

Now that her age-old (pun intended) secret is out, Liza is able to navigate her life in a truly authentic way. But, as fans have come to expect, love will not come easy: tumbling twists and turns are thrown into the final season almost immediately. Star confirms, however, that each storyline culminates with a very satisfying conclusion by the finale in June. “That, to me, is always the toughest part of how to end a series,” he adds. 

Star attributes much of the show’s success to Foster who, on screen and behind, has helped create a welcoming, thoughtful environment. “Sutton went above and beyond in terms of how she inhabited this role, and took it further than I could have ever hoped and dreamed,” Star says. “She makes everything look effortless.”

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Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston Still FaceTime: ‘We Love Each Other’

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux broke up in 2018, but they’re still friends, Theroux revealed in a new interview with Esquire.

“I would say we’ve remained friends,” he said. “We FaceTime. We text. Like it or not, we didn’t have that dramatic split, and we love each other. I’m sincere when I say that I cherish our friendship.”

He added, “We can not be together and still bring each other joy and friendship. Also, she makes me laugh very, very hard. She’s a hilarious person. It would be a loss if we weren’t in contact, for me personally. And I’d like to think the same for her.”

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announced their split after two years of marriage in February 2018. “In an effort to reduce any further speculation, we have decided to announce our separation,” the couple said in a statement released by Aniston’s publicist Stephen Huvane. “This decision was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year. We are two best friends who have decided to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship.”

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The statement continued, “Normally we would do this privately, but given that the gossip industry cannot resist an opportunity to speculate and invent, we wanted to convey the truth directly. Whatever else is printed about us that is not directly from us, is someone else’s fictional narrative. Above all, we are determined to maintain the deep respect and love that we have for one another.”

The couple met in 2008 and started dating in 2011. They were married in August 2015, only a few days before Theroux’s 44th birthday. The ceremony was a surprise to their guests: Per People, they invited friends to a backyard gathering under the guise that it was for Theroux’s birthday, but they tied the knot instead. 

Theroux previously opened up about his breakup with Aniston to the New York Times. “It was heartbreaking,” he said. “Only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day. But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”