“Straight Outta Compton” in theaters… Jay Leno not a fan of Jimmy Kimmel… Khloe Kardashian celebrates with James Harden… Pharrell Williams’ contract rider… and Is Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s marriage is in trouble?
Police and sheriff’s departments in Southern California will have an increased presence around movie theaters this weekend, specifically in urban areas, as “Straight Outta Compton” hits theaters today. One source inside the LAPD told The Wrap that this isn’t just because of the movie, “but in light of all the recent activity in the country.” That includes recent shootings in theaters in Lafayette, LA, and just outside Nashville.
Jay Leno is not a fan of Jimmy Kimmel, but that’s okay. Jimmy has made no secret of the fact that he’s not a fan of Jay Leno, either! But Jay told TV Insider, “The most (important) element you can have in doing a late night show is kindness because the show makes you arrogant. I think that’s Jimmy Kimmel’s problem…I think he’s a talented guy, I think he’s funny. But he has a mean streak, and it comes across. He does this thing where he takes Halloween candy from kids and the kids cry. What am I missing here? It is funny I guess, but it’s mean-based. I think that’s why he’s not higher in the ratings.” It’s true about the ratings part. Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” consistently beats him in the ratings. Kimmel typically finishes third in that time slot. How does Jay think Stephen Colbert will do? He said, “I think Colbert will be good. He’s a truly nice guy and decent human being.”
After Khloe Kardashian’s run-in with Lamar Odom outside a Beverly Hills cycling studio, she hopped on a plane and flew to Houston to be with her new boyfriend, James Harden. Apparently, Khloe’s relationship with James is what caused Lamar to confront his ex-wife. Khloe’s trip to Houston wasn’t in response to Lamar’s ambush, though. It was already planned. Khloe flew out to celebrate James’ birthday this weekend. Their first stop after she landed in H-Town? Chipotle. To go.
I LOVE it when The Smoking Gun gets ahold of contract riders. It’s so interesting to see what celebrities demand in their dressing rooms! They got Pharrell Williams’ contract rider this time, and it’s super interesting. Among other things, Pharrell asks for a case of alkaline water, 12 cans of “SUPER COLD” soda, Pedialyte, a liter of Silver Patron Tequila and another of Kettle One vodka, a jar of grape jelly, a loaf of gluten-free bread and Nilla Wafers. The contract also explains that Pharrell has adopted the Atkins Diet, so he would like his food to be “specifically cooked for him on a daily basis at the venues.” Pharrell also asks for Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and that a framed photograph of astronomer Carl Sagan be hanging in his dressing room. He says, “When I look at that picture I realize how lucky we all are . . . to be on this planet and be able to do what we love to do every day. Seeing Carl’s face reminds me of it.” And one more thing — Pharrell demands that all advertisements inside the venue be removed or darkened because “we are not hawking pizza or the local ambulance chaser.”
Angelina Jolie wrote, directed and co-starred with her husband Brad Pitt in the movie “By the Sea.” The movie is about a couple in a miserable marriage, and Angelina admitted to the Director’s Guild of America that they drew from their real life arguments to make the scenes more real. But that only brought up old anger from the past, reminding them of all the things they don’t like about each other. And sources say that things really got bad when Angelina put on her director’s hat and started telling Brad what to do. Reportedly, she humiliated him in front of the other cast and crew with her demands, which led Brad to hit the bottle. Angelina started fussing at him about his drinking and that only made him blow up at her about her smoking addiction. He can’t understand why she was so afraid of developing cancer that she had a double mastectomy and her ovaries removed, but still continues to chain smoke. Despite all that, Angelina insists that after they wrapped, they’re doing better than ever. However, she would never repeat the experience!
Watch the “By the Sea” trailer below!