Oprah Winfrey is starring in remake… Robin Thicke and Paula Patton back in court… Tom Hiddleston talks about Taylor Swift… Justin Bieber making up for lost time… and Jason Derulo claims racism on flight
Get ready for another remake! Oprah Winfrey is starring in the new version of 1983’s “Terms of Endearment,” playing the role that won Shirley MacLaine an Oscar. Oprah will play the smothering mother Aurora Greenway. No word on who will play her doomed daughter Emma, who was played by Debra Winger.
Robin Thicke and Paula Patton were back in court Tuesday to deal with their ongoing child custody battle. Robin’s attorneys asked the judge to drop the requirement that a monitor has to be present when he’s visiting with his 6-year-old son Julian. The judge said no. Things will remain “as is” until their February 24 court date, which means Paula has sole custody of Julian and, except for the supervised visitation, Robin has to stay away from his son and his ex-wife.
Now that enough time has passed — and perhaps because he didn’t sign a non-disclosure agreement — Tom Hiddleston is now free to talk about his brief fling with Taylor Swift. He told GQ magazine that the relationship was very real. And as far as that ridiculous “I ♥ T.S.” tank top he wore at the beach? Tom says there’s a very good explanation for that. He said, “The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back. And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ‘Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ‘I’ve got this,’” Hiddleston explained to the magazine. “The friend pulled out the ‘I ♥ T.S.’ tank top that Taylor’s friends are contractually obligated to own. And we all laughed about it. It was a joke.” But he soon found out that you can’t joke like that. He says he was surprised by the amount of attention it got and that the tank top “became an emblem of this thing.”
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Justin Bieber reactivated his Instagram account last week to promote his Super Bowl commercial. And that little taste was all it took. After six months of nothing, Justin is back on Instagram in a big way, making up for all the time he lost! He started by posting his upcoming tour dates and then — as of the time I’m typing this — a dozen pictures featuring a lot of Justin selfies. And his 77 million-plus followers, including J-Si, are THRILLED.
Jason Derulo is furious with American Airlines after an incident at Miami International Airport that he claims was racial profiling. According to TMZ, Jason and a crew of 8 showed up to the airport and tried to check about 20 bags for a flight to LA. The ticket agent said they couldn’t check that many bags and Jason explained that he could because he’s a Concierge Key member, which means he can check more bags than the average passenger. But that’s when Jason was informed that his group had arrived too late to check that many bags and make the flight, so one of his crew stayed behind with plans to check all the bags and make the next flight. According to Jason, he was all settled on the plane and as it was pulling away from the gate, his buddy called and said American was trying to charge them $6K to check all the bags. That’s when Jason went ballistic and demanded that the plane turn around. He says when they got back to the gate, 15 officers were waiting for them and that’s when the pilot started cussing him out and demanded that he be removed from his plane. BUT! Jason said once one of the American staff realized who he was, that’s when they all calmed down. And now Jason says this was all the result of racial profiling because if he WASN’T Jason Derulo, he would’ve been in handcuffs and not allowed back on the plane.