David Beckham is leaving London—temporarily, at least.
The retired soccer player announced Monday that he is officially launching a Major League Soccer team in Florida. “Everyone knows that we did the announcement for Miami four years ago, and then we’ve had a lot of bumps along the road, and that’s been frustrating,” he told Adrienne Bankert on Good Morning America Monday. “But now we’re in such a positive place.”
David, who retired five years ago, credited his four children—Brooklyn Beckham, 18, Romeo Beckham, 15, Cruz Beckham, 12, and Harper Beckham, 6—with inspiring him to start a new team. “People turn around to me after my career and say, ‘What, are you going to go sit on the beach? You’re going to go relax? You don’t have to work anymore.’ And I’m like, ‘No,’ because the lesson that I want to teach my kids is, ‘Yes, Daddy worked hard as a footballer for the last 22 years, but now I’m working on hard on the business side.” As he worked overtime to launch the team in Miami, he said, “They’ve seen daddy fly to Miami. They’ve seen him come back. They’ve seen him smile from talking about Miami. They’ve seen me frustrated. The way of teaching them is by saying, ‘It’s not all smooth sailing; there’s going to be difficult times. It’s [about] how you react when you go through difficult times.’ That’s what I’ve always tried to teach the kids.”
While some of the biggest stars of the year were recognized at the 2018 Grammys, there was a noticeable lack of female winners at this year’s ceremony.
The shortage of female representation was clear even before the award show began as many of the categories were dominated by male nominees, including “Album of the Year,” which had four male contenders and one female—Lorde—in the running.
As the night concluded, viewers took notice as only one solo female nominee, “Best New Artist” winner Alessia Cara, ultimately accepted a gold statue during the broadcast for one of the top categories. #GrammysSoMale began to trend with fans and observers taking sides on the debate.
When asked about the hashtag, Recording Academy president Neil Portnow told Variety, “It has to begin with…women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level…[They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome.”
As he continued, “I don’t have personal experience of those kinds of brick walls that you face but I think it’s upon us—us as an industry—to make the welcome mat very obvious, breeding opportunities for all people who want to be creative and paying it forward and creating that next generation of artists.”
All good things must come to an end—including TV shows. That is the fate facing New Girl, which will return for an eight-episode victory lap farewell season in April. The Fox comedy starring Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Lamorne Morris, Hannah Simone and Max Greenfield aims to wrap things up with a greatest hits approach, Greenfield told E! News.
“It’s 3 years in the future, Cece and Schmidt have a kid. It’s great. I think [creator Liz Meriwether] and the writers did a really great job of saying we’re going to have fun with these eight episodes, and we’re going to kind of play the hits,” he said. “We call back a lot of fan favorites. It’s great. If you watch the show and you’re a real fan, I think the way that we wrap it up is going to be satisfying.”
McGowan has been invigorated seeing Hollywood’s complacency go up in flames, as have many other women since the ousting of Weinstein led to a stream of people—both famous and those without a name that makes automatic headlines—coming forward to hold sexual abusers and harassers accountable. Rose’s has been one of the loudest voices, and she had been banging on the door long before it collapsed under the weight of countless accusations against an ever-growing number of men.
In the wake of her naming Weinstein as her alleged attacked in October, she canceled all of her immediate planned appearances, including the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, Ks., where she was to be honored for her commitment to female empowerment at a screening of her 2014 directorial debut, the short film Dawn.
“The whole world is now aware, in large part due to Rose’s efforts, about the rampant sexual harassment within the entertainment industry, and so in her honor, we have pulled together a panel of women filmmakers who will be attending the festival with their films, for a frank conversation, because the message doesn’t stop here,” said festival creative director Lela Meadow-Conner.
Rose surfaced at the Women’s Convention in Detroit as a keynote speaker, telling the audience, “I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed. I have been maligned. And you know what? I’m just like you.”
Ronda Rousey is about to enter the ring as a WWE superstar.
According to ESPN, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion has agreed to terms with WWE to work as one of the company’s full-time professional wrestlers.
Rousey surprised wrestling fans on Sunday by attending WWE’s Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. According to ESPN, Women’s Royal Rumble Match winner Asuka, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss were all standing in the ring when Joan Jett‘s “Bad Reputation” started blasting from the speakers and Rousey’s name flashed across the screen.
WWE reports Rousey then entered the ring and pointed upward to the Wrestlemania sign hanging from the rafters. According to the organization, Rousey attempted to shake Asuka’s hand but had it swatted away. The two then reportedly exchanged a few words before Rousey pointed back up to the sign and waved goodbye to the champions.
ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne caught up with Rousey after the surprise appearance.
“This is my life now. First priority on my timeline for the next several years. This is not a smash-and-grab; this is not a publicity stunt,” Rousey told her in regards to her decision to join WWE. “When I first met with Triple H, I told him, ‘There are other things I can do with my time that’ll make way more money, but I won’t enjoy nearly as much.'”
Tom Brady is a father first and foremost.
So, on Monday, the New England Patriots quarterback abruptly ended his interview on a WEEI radio show in defense of his 5-year-old daughter. Last week, WEEI’s Alex Reimer complained that Vivian Brady “was an annoying little pissant” in his documentary series, Tom vs. Time. Tom, who phoned in to the popular sports radio show, said, “Well, I think that—I’ve tried to come on this show for many years and showed you guys a lot of respect. I’ve always tried to come on and do a good job for you guys. It’s very disappointing when you hear that, certainly.” Moreover, the quarterback said, “My daughter, or any child, they certainly don’t deserve that.”
Tom is interviewed weekly on Boston’s The Kirk & Callahan Show, though Reimer made the disparaging—and unnecessary—comments about Tom’s daughter on a different WEEI program.
Fans have their eyes on Lorde and Jack Antonoff.
While the “Album of the Year” Grammy nominee and co-executive producer of her hit album, Melodrama, were taking in the 2018 Grammys from their seats inside Madison Square Garden, viewers at home kept their eyes peeled for the two famous faces. As the cameras would reveal, the musical duo were seated next to each other—flask included—as the show played out.
The seating arrangement raised some eyebrows considering dating rumors have been swirling around the two since Antonoff’s split from longtime girlfriend Lena Dunham. While the musician publicly dispelled such claims, that hasn’t stopped many from keeping tabs on these two.
Prior to Sunday’s ceremony, they attended Clive Davis and the Recording Academy’s 2018 Pre-Grammy Gala honoring Jay-Z and were photographed seated side by side.
Cardi B is thankful Bruno Mars featured her in his hit song “Finesse.” In fact, she’s so thankful that she offered to give the Grammy-winning artist her kidney.
“@brunomars i want to thank you soo much! I don’t even know how! Maybe one day you’ll need a kidney. I got you,” she wrote on Instagram. “Congrats on your Wins tonight you deserve I.T. You sing, dance play instrument, produce your videos. SH-T you probably know how to build a house. You ARE AMAZING …and you gave me rhythm.”
Cardi B and Mars performed the hit song during the 2018 Grammys. The two hit the stage in colorful attire and rocked out with a giant “Finesse” sign behind them.
Chris Pratt‘s Super Bowl dreams are coming true—sort of.
That doesn’t mean his beloved team, the Seattle Seahawks, are competing in this year’s game. But, in a new Michelob ULTRA commercial, released online Monday, the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom actor learns he has been booked for a beer commercial. So, to prepare for his big debut, Pratt begins “training” at home and in the gym, all while trying to create a back-story for his character. During a dinner, for example, he stops a friend mid-sip. “Use the opposite hand,” the actor tells his friend, studying how she grips her glass. “I think my character is left-handed.”
Kate Winslet spoke of her “regrets” over working with certain filmmakers during an emotional speech on Sunday.
The actress received an award for excellence in the film industry at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards over the weekend. And when Winslet took the stage to make a speech, she opened up about her time in the movie business.
“It almost feels uncomfortable to receive an award at such a time,” Winslet said (via BBC). “But being up here does give me the opportunity to say some things that matter to me. There are directors, producers and men of power who have for decades been awarded and applauded for their highly regarded work by both this industry and moviegoers alike. Indeed, many actors have had flourishing careers, due in part to roles played in their films. The message we received for years was that it was the highest compliment to be offered roles by these men.”
Despite being announced as Childish Gambino ahead of his performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards last night, Donald Glover is still planning to retire his stage name.
The actor and musician chatted about his moniker backstage after his soulful Grammys performance and confirmed he won’t be going by Childish Gambino for much longer.
“I stand by that,” Glover, 34, said of his name change. “I’m making another project right now. I like endings. I think they are important to progress.”
He also discussed his moving performance of “Terrified” from his Grammy-nominated album Awaken My Love.
“We made something that felt good,” Glover said. “It’s nice just to be part of a moment culturally.”
Sadly, Luis Fonsi didn’t take home a Grammy but he feels as if he still won.
The “Despacito” singer, who was nominated for three Grammy awards, took to Instagram to share a message with his fans, especially for those that were upset by the loss.
“We’re not going home empty-handed tonight,” the star writes in Spanish. “To break the language barrier and unite the world with a song, is the best gift that one could ever win. We’ll continue to share our culture and our Latin music with the entire world.”
He ended his message by saying, “Thank you for supporting us, this is only the beginning.”
As the CW endeavors to bring Charmed back to the airwaves, at least one of the show’s original stars is keeping an open mind.
Following Holly Marie Combs‘ steadfast outright dismissal of plans to reboot Aaron Spelling‘s supernatural drama, Shannen Doherty, who starred as Prue Halliwell in the show’s first three seasons, has offered her thoughts on the matter, engaging with fans on Twitter and offering a much more nuanced take on things than her former co-star.
Responding to a fan who argued that the fact that someone wanted to reboot Charmed pointed to it finally getting the respect it deserved, Doherty admitted that the idea that a new generation could walk away as inspired as the original’s fans was appealing to her. “I’m intrigued by the idea that a new generation might be comforted, inspired like all you were,” she tweeted. “Charmed helped us all in some way.”
She’s in the home stretch!
There is no such thing as too much information when it comes to Jessie James Decker. The country singer has always been candid about everything going on in her life and her third pregnancy is no different. She revealed on Instagram that she’s officially 30 weeks pregnant and has to go to the bathroom…a lot!
30 weeks today!! So excited to meet this little boy,” Jessie captioned a cute pic of her belly. “I have to pee every 30 minutes no joke!!” Just in case you were wondering about this mama’s bathroom habits, she’s not holding back. Never change, Jessie!
Check out all of Jessie’s baby bump pics below.
Or who can forget when Donald Glover, outfitted in all white, made a point to take some candid pics with the crowd?