The official premiere for A Star Is Born, which has had what feels like THE LONGEST rollout in all of movie history, happened last night at The Shrine Auditorium in LA. There were a lot of randos on the red carpet, but it turns out there were a lot of randos in the movie. We all know that it stars Lady Gaga as Ally The Ingénue and Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine The Leather Satchel. But you might be surprised to learn that the cast also includes Andrew Dice Clay as Lorenzo The Geriatric DJ (judging from his outfit last night) and Willam Belli as Emerald The Real Star, Henny.
Finally, some good news for Nicki Minaj! She’s cleared her “conscious” and made good on her promise to pay Rashad Show (this is what I call it now, deal) alum Geoffrey Owens the money she promised him when he was spotted working at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s earlier this month. Nicki found somebody who knew how to Google and sent him a check for $25,000. As predicted, Geoffrey didn’t want her charity, so he’s already gone ahead and donated that money to a charity that’s near and dear to his heart.
Pete Davidson is an open book. Grab yourself a blunt, have a seat in that comfy chair and crack open The Life Of Pete in front of a cozy tire-fire. While it won’t be winning any fancy literary awards, it’s got a solid 2.8 on Goodreads. I’ve read it; it’s part Catcher In The Rye, part Oliver Twist and part Pounded In The Butt By My Own Butt. Pete recently appeared on the Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show and to no one’s surprise, Pete frankly, and in too much detail, talked about sex, drugs, and in a dark twist, his incinerated father. No that is not a typo.
In a recent appearance on Ellen, Cher reignited a long-standing… something that’s not exactly a feud per se (a feud implies two evenly matched foes)- let’s call it a “difference in approach” between herself and Madonna. Cher, resplendent in elegantly styled Scandinavian ABBA locks, played a game called “The 5-Second Rule” where she quickly had to answer the question “name 5 celebrities you’d want to do a duet with”. Congratulations to Adele and Pink, you made the list! Take a victory lap, make it happen. I would eat those duets up with a rhinestone fork. However, condolences are in order for Madge.
The dismal and disturbing saga of Asia Argento and her increasingly public catharsis continues. Asia sat down for a two-part, televised interview with DailyMailTV in which she tearfully recounts her initial reaction to Anthony Bourdain‘s suicide. That’s Part One which aired today; in Part Two, she will supposedly get into the nitty gritty of her relations with Jimmy Bennett and Rose McGowan.
Jimmy himself was just on television as well. He flew all the way to Italy to appear on “Non e l’Arena”, a news type talk show with a live audience hosted by Massimo Gilletti who The Daily Beast describes as “a sort of Italian Anderson Cooper”. It did not go well for Jimmy and he was ridiculed by the studio audience. Asia’s interview was more favorable to her, but then again, she’s a lot more savvy than young Jimmy Bennett.
There’s a new woman in Al Pacino’s life and she kind of looks like grown up Grimes. Page Six reports that Al’s new gal is 39-year-old Israeli actor and musician Meital Dohan who you might remember from Weeds. Al is 78. Can you imagine how shocked you’d be if one of these older gentlemen took up with a woman his own age? Truly shocking, I know! But hey, these days we take what we can get with consenting adults.