Rihanna’s BACK!… Sorta

Evangeline Lilly changed her mind… Kourtney Kardashian deleted Mason’s Insta… Meghan Markle & Prince Harry move to LA… Joe Exotic files $94M lawsuit… and Rihanna finally gave us a new song

Evangeline Lilly said she refused to give up her freedom when it comes to Coronavirus, which is why she wasn’t in quarantine. She talked about dropping her kids off at the gym and caring for her father, who is dealing with cancer. That was on March 16. And yesterday, Evangeline admitted she’s actually been practicing social distancing since March 18, which is when her community made the order. She said that when she posted on March 16, all we’d been told to do was not congregate in groups of 250 people and to wash our hands regularly, which she was doing. But when the rules changed, she said, “despite my intense trepidation over the socioeconomic and political repercussions of this course of action, PLEASE KNOW I AM DOING MY PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE, PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING HOME WITH MY FAMILY.” She also apologized for being insensitive in her previous post, but at the time, she thought she was “infusing calm into the hysteria.”

View this post on Instagram

Hello everyone. I am writing you from my home where I have been social distancing since Mar 18th – when social distancing was instituted in the small community where I am currently living. At the time of my Mar 16th post, the directives from the authorities here were that we not congregate in groups of more than 250ppl and that we wash our hands regularly, which we were doing. Two days later, those directives changed and, despite my intense trepidation over the socioeconomic and political repercussions of this course of action, PLEASE KNOW I AM DOING MY PART TO FLATTEN THE CURVE, PRACTICING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND STAYING HOME WITH MY FAMILY. I want to offer my sincere and heartfelt apology for the insensitivity I showed in my previous post to the very real suffering and fear that has gripped the world through COVID19. Grandparents, parents, children, sisters and brothers are dying, the world is rallying to find a way to stop this very real threat, and my ensuing silence has sent a dismissive, arrogant and cryptic message. My direct and special apologies to those most affected by this pandemic. I never meant to hurt you. When I wrote that post 10 days ago, I thought I was infusing calm into the hysteria. I can see now that I was projecting my own fears into an already fearful and traumatic situation. I am grieved by the ongoing loss of life, and the impossible decisions medical workers around the world must make as they treat those affected. I am concerned for our communities – small businesses and families living paycheck-to-paycheck – and I am trying to follow responsible recommendations for how to help. Like many of you, I fear for the political aftermath of this pandemic, and I am praying for us all. At the same time, I am heartened by the beauty and humanity I see so many people demonstrating toward one another in this vulnerable time. When I was grappling with my own fears over social distancing, one kind, wise and gracious person said to me “do it out of love, not fear” and it helped me to realize my place in all of this. Sending love to all of you, even if you can’t return it right now. EL

A post shared by Evangeline Lilly (@evangelinelillyofficial) on

It was Kourtney Kardashian who pulled the plug on her 10-year-old son Mason’s Instagram account after he revealed that Aunt Kylie wasn’t back together with Uncle Travis. Kourtney told a girlfriend that she thought Mason was too young for Instagram, but made it a private account and let him keep it. But she said Mason went behind her back and turned it back to public and that’s when she deleted it. Well! The very next day, Mason set up a new TikTok and went live again! He didn’t really drop any huge bombshells, but when someone asked him about his previous TikTok account, Mason said, “It got deleted because I was too young, because I went viral. I would have had 2.7 million [followers] by now if I kept it up.” Nobody should be shocked that Mason’s new TikTok account is now deleted, too.

Harry, Meghan and baby Archie loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly! Actually, according to Page Six, they boarded a private plane and headed to LA, which is where they will make their new permanent home. Sources told the UK Sun that the formerly Royal couple realized Canada wasn’t going to work out “for various reasons” and that they want to be based in the LA area. It’s where Meghan grew up. It’s where her mom still lives. It’s where Harry and Meghan’s agents and business managers are based. It’s where all their money-making opportunities lie! Although it was reported that they were looking at a home in Malibu, sources told Page Six that’s not their plan. Not only is it too far from LA, they also have security concerns due to the paparazzi that would most certainly chase them along the Pacific Coast Highway.

From behind bars, Joe Exotic (aka the Tiger King) has file a federal lawsuit against different government agencies and his former business partner, Jeff Lowe. He’s seeking $94M in damages!! He’s got all sorts of reasons for that figure…loss of personal property…caring for all his animals…false arrest and false imprisonment…the death of his mother. Joe claims that he was targeted because he is “an openly gay male with the largest collection of generic tigers and crossbreeds.” And he also accuses Jeff Lowe plotting this whole entrapment scheme to take over his zoo. Meantime, SNL’s Kate McKinnon signed on to executive produce and star in a limited series based on the Joe Exotic podcast. She will play Joe’s rival Carole Baskin! A ton of actors are chomping at the bit to play Joe, including Dax Shepard who tweeted, “If I don’t get cast as Joe Exotic in the eventual biopic, Hollywood is broken.” Edward Norton replied, “Step aside, pal.” And Dane Cook told Dax, “already got asked but I’m sure there is a villain role supporting me we could slot you in.”

SURPRISE! After almost 3 years, Rihanna has finally given us some new music. No, it’s not off her next album. She’s a guest on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s new album, “Partymobile,” which he dropped in the middle of the night. Rihanna does some vocals on his his lead single “Believe it.” She has been working on music for her own album, too. She recently posted that she was in the studio with The Neptunes. Rihanna hasn’t released new music since she teamed up with N.E.R.D. for their 2017 song “Lemon.”

See all Showbiz Top 5 stories