Justin Bieber and Chance the Rapper have blessed fans with a new song. The pair's single, "Holy," dropped on Thursday night, accompanied by a short film directed by Colin Tilley, who also helmed Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" video.
Bieber stars as an oil driller in the video, while Ryan Destiny plays his love interest. Though it's all good between the on-screen couple for the first few minutes, midway through the video Bieber loses his job and he and Destiny get evicted from their home. Walking in the middle of the night with their bags packed but nowhere to go, the pair are seen by a good samaritan soldier, played by Wilmer Valderrama. He takes the couple in, a warm meal and introduces them to his family, giving them all a happy ending.
The song's lyrics evoke similarly heartwarming vibes.
"That the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me / Feels so holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, on God / Runnin' to the alter like a track star / Can't wait another second / 'Cause the way you hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me / Hold me feels so holy," Bieber sings in the chorus.
Bieber started teasing his new single on Sept. 11. Then on Monday, the pop star shared a teaser pic from the video set. The photo showed him sitting by Tilley on set. Scooter Braun promised a "new era" in the comments.
The sneak peak of the video Bieber posted on Thursday showed more of the story. "Yessssss ahhhh," Destiny commented, while Valderrama wrote, "@justinbieber @ryandestiny , you were both absolutely & effortlessly outstanding. And we had a great ride."
The new man in Halle Berry's life is Van Hunt! Berry confirmed the news to her Instagram followers on Thursday.
The Oscar winner and mom of two shared a photo of herself smiling wide with a drink in hand and proudly rocking a T-shirt with the musician's name on it. "Now ya know... ♥️🦶🏽," she captioned her post.
Berry tagged Hunt in her pic, which he also posted on his Instagram. The 50-year-old "Seconds of Pleasure" singer captioned his pic, "There you go," and referred fans to a link to his merch store.
Though Thursday is the first time Berry has confirmed her romance with Hunt, she's dropped hints she was dating someone new. On July 19, she posted a romantic photo of herself cuddling up to a then-mystery man.
She followed up with a similar snap a month later.
Hunt, meanwhile, posted a pic of Berry planting a sweet kiss on his cheek two weeks ago. "Kisses land softly," he wrote at the time.
This is Berry's first public relationship since her marriage to French actor Olivier Martinez, with whom she shares a 6-year-old son, Maceo. The former couple filed for divorce in October 2015, but their divorce has moved slowly, with Berry recently filing to represent herself instead of an attorney.
Berry has been divorced twice before -- first from baseball player David Justice, whom she married in 1993, and then from singer Eric Benét, whom she married in 2001. She has a 12-year-old daughter, Nahla, with her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry.
The 54-year-old actress spoke candidly about her past relationships in a February 2017 Q&A at the 2017 City Summit and Gala.
"I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved," she said. "[As] women, we go into marriage thinking it's going to last forever and that this is our prince on a shiny horse. That's what fairy tales taught me as a kid … and I'm kind of anti-fairy tales today."
"But we go in there with that hope, so when it falls apart it feels like a huge failure and a huge disappointment," Berry added. "I've often felt guilty and responsible. I've suffered a lot of pain and anguish."
Still, she said she had no regrets.
"In every one of those situations, as hard -- and sometimes embarrassing -- as it was, I learned so much about myself," she said. "All of those relationships were necessary for me. We all come here with lessons that we have to learn and those relationships provided me with lessons that got me to where I am right now. For that, I'm grateful. But it has been hard. It's been a difficult part of my life."
The passing of Taiwanese star Alien Huang, who was found dead in his home, came as a shock to everyone. Many tributes came pouring in from his fellow celebs, including disgraced Taiwanese stars Show Luo and Linda Chien, who were involved in a cheating scandal earlier this year.
Show, Linda and Alien hosted the popular variety show, 100% Entertainment, together for a number of years, with Alien’s stint on the show running from 2005 to 2015.
The trio were known to be particularly close, with fans gushing about their complementary hosting styles. However, Show and Alien allegedly fell out in 2007, after Show reportedly overheard Alien describing Show’s fans as “mannerless" while speaking to a friend.
Their friendship slowly deteriorated after that, with Alien eventually leaving 100% Entertainment in 2015 to focus on his singing career. After Alien left 100% Entertainment, Show and Alien rarely crossed paths again, despite the fact that they ran in the same circle of friends.
Earlier this year, when Alien was asked to comment on Show and Linda’s cheating scandal, seeing as he had hosted alongside the duo for so many years, Alien declined to comment further.
He would only say that he has not contacted Show in a while, and that he doesn’t even have the latter’s phone number anymore.
After hearing the news of Alien’s passing, Show took to his Instagram Story yesterday to post a short message expressing his sadness and disbelief, writing: “How could this be?”
Shortly after, Linda, who has not updated her social media accounts after posting a short apology to Show’s ex-girlfriend, Chinese blogger Grace Chow, also made a post mourning Alien’s passing.
Linda posted a simple black square on her feed, with the words “R.I.P”, captioned: “[I] can’t accept this,” along with a crying emoji.
Hongkong actress Linda Chung announced her return to TVB dramas earlier this year, after a six year hiatus, and it looks like she’s been having loads of fun on set.
The 36-year-old, who’s starring in Er Tong Yi Yuan (directly translated as Children’s Hospital), a new drama about paediatricians alongside Kevin Cheng, Him Law and Kenneth Ma, took to her socials on September 14 to post a couple of pics taken with her co-stars.
And netizens were instantly drawn to this post with Kenneth Ma ‘cos of her cheeky caption.
Linda wrote: “When I was very young, I watched [2012 TVB drama] The Hippocratic Crush, I’ve always liked Yat Kin Tau [Kenneth’s character in the drama], I’m so honoured to be able to film with my idol.”
A while after she made her tongue-in-cheek post, Linda edited her caption, to add in a quick “just joking” to clarify her initial caption. You know, 'cos Kenneth and Linda made their TVB debuts just a few years apart from each other.
According to reports, after tying the knot in 2015 and moving to Canada, Linda only returned to Hongkong to appear at promotional and press events. However, she agreed to star in Er Tong Yi Yuan as she was looking forward to acting alongside Kenneth and Kevin.
And judging from the posts Linda’s, it’s safe to say that the actress is having a ball of a time.
Linda is married to chiropractor Jeremy Leung, who is 13 years older than her. They have two kids, four-year-old daughter Kelly and two-year-old son Jared.
As it turns out, Kristen Bell's kids have a taste for non-alcoholic beer. The actress revealed recently that she and Dax Shepard have let their two daughters enjoy a refreshing O'Douls from time to time, and it's occasionally gotten a little awkward.
The Frozen star sat down for an episode of the Say Yes! with Carla Hall podcast, and she explained how and why her two girls -- Lincoln, 7, and Delta, 5 -- got accustomed to the unusual beverage.
As it turns out, it all stems from Shepard's sobriety efforts, and the family's support of his health.
"I'm going to get a lot of flack for this, and let me start by saying I don't care... You're welcome to tell me I'm a terrible parent, I don't care. I'm a great parent, I think," Bell, 40, declared. "My husband brought home a six-pack of O'Doul's last night, and my daughters often ask for O'Doul's."
Bell said this is true of when they are at home, and even out at restaurants, it's just something they've grown to like.
"The reason for this is because when we had our first child and my husband would put her in the Babybjörn, we'd walk around the neighborhood and he'd pop a nonalcoholic beer in his hand and the baby would paw at it and put the rim in her mouth," Bell explained, adding that because of that it's become "a sentimental thing" for their kids.
"It makes them feel close to their dad," she added, further explaining that they've been very open and vocal with their kids about Shepard's sobriety "and why daddy can't drink."
It's become such an ordinary drink of choice for the kids that they'll have it at the house during their day-to-day activities -- which proved to be somewhat problematic when they decided to pop them open during their remote learning school sessions held over Zoom.
According to Bell, the kids get occasional 15-minute breaks to "jump around and grab a snack" between lessons during the day, and her kids opted to crack open some booze-free tall boys.
"I walk in to check on them at 9:30 and both of them are drinking an O'Doul's on their Zooms," Bell said. "They're both just sipping their Doulies. And I'm like, 'What must these other parents and teachers think of me?'"
Bell said she then has to remind herself that she doesn't care what others think about her, and that she doesn't think there's anything wrong with it.
"If anything, it opens up the discussion for why daddy has to drink non-alcoholic beer," she added. "Because some people lose their privileges with drinking. Drinking's not always safe."
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' marital home has been sold. The pair -- who split in August 2017 -- have sold the Los Angeles home they shared as a married couple for $4.75 million.
Pratt, 41, and Faris, 43, bought the Hollywood Hills West home using a trust in for $3.3 million in 2013. They put the house on the market in 2018. Billy Rose and Natasha Barrett of The Agency were the listing agents.
The home is a two-story Mediterranean-style house built in 1979. Pratt and Faris did extensive updates on the 4,700 square foot house, which includes a gated driveway, wood-beamed ceilings and a den with a wet bar. The home also features a master suite with custom walk-in closets and a steam room. Outdoors, the property boasts a tennis court and a saltwater swimming pool and spa.
Faris and Pratt finalized their divorce in November 2018, and agreed at the time to live within five miles of each other for the next five years. The former couple, who share 8-year-old son Jack, made him a priority throughout their split.
Pratt and Faris have both moved on romantically. The actress is engaged to Michael Barrett, while Pratt married Katherine Schwarzenegger last year. Schwarzenegger and Pratt recently welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Lyla.
Even after Chinese actors Fan Bingbing and Li Chen personally confirmed that they had ended their engagement in June last year, there were still some folks who either refused to believe that the couple had really called it quits, or kept looking out for little signs of possible reconciliation.
Those in denial of the split are probably going crazy over the latest development. On September 13, the Shanghai night sky was lit up with brightly coloured drones that spelled out the words “FBB”, “happy birthday”, and “I [heart] Big Black Ox”.
“FBB” very likely stands for “Fan Bingbing” as she turns 39 tomorrow (Sep 16), and “Big Black Ox” is Li Chen’s nickname. Before long, there were speculations that Li Chen had ordered this over-the-top display to mark Bingbing’s birthday (in a very spoil market way, we might add). It was even rumoured that the 41-year-old spent almost HK$700,000 (S$123,000) on the light show.
What’s more, some netizens claim that they saw Li Chen having supper with a director at a hotel on the Bund that night, where they managed to enjoy a good view of the drone light show.
While Bingbing herself was not with them at that time, others supposedly spotted her attending a homeware exhibition not far from the same hotel the very next day, sparking rumours that the exes, who dated for four years before going their separate ways, had a secret romantic rendezvous in Shanghai.
The news has attracted opinions from both ardent ‘Chen Bing’ fans as well as more cynical parties. Supporters expressed their hope that one day, Bingbing and Li Chen will announce that they have gotten back together again, while others are holding on to the narrative that the pair either never broke up or rekindled their relationship a long time ago.
This is far from the first time internet sleuths have tried to argue that ‘Chen Bing’ have reunited. A couple of months ago, Li Chen gave viewers of a variety show a glimpse of his home and got everyone talking thanks to the two toothbrushes and ladies’ products that were spotted in his bathroom, suggesting that he’s living with a woman.
Bingbing was also found to be wearing the same ring as Li Chen in one of her recent selfies, and in June, Li Chen publicly wished Bingbing’s younger brother Fan Chengcheng a happy birthday, further fuelling the rumours.
On the other hand, there are those who brushed off the reconciliation theories as mere “wishful thinking”, pointing out that if it were really Li Chen declaring his love for Bingbing with the drone light show, then it should read “Big Black Ox [heart] you” instead of the other way around (that makes sense).
It was also said that Bingbing’s appearance at the homeware exhibition actually happened much earlier than reported, and that she was the one who had dined with the director at the Bund hotel, not Li Chen, who was actually busy filming on the 13th. It’s confusing, we know, and at the moment, neither Bingbing nor Li Chen has responded to the gossip.
Also, if both stars are not responsible for the light show, then who is?
Taiwanese singer-actor and former 100% Entertainment host Alien Huang has passed away at the age of 36, his manager confirmed today (Sep 16). The cause of death is currently unknown and will be revealed at a later date.
According to Taiwanese media reports, Alien, who was also known as Xiao Gui, was found on the ninth floor of a building on Sanhe Street in Taipei’s Beitou District. His body was already stiff by the time it was discovered.
The news certainly comes as a huge shock to his friends and fans. Alien had just shared a short clip of himself feeding a dog on Instagram Stories just 21 hours ago, and his last photos were uploaded on September 13. The post is now filled with distraught comments from his followers, including Janet Hsieh, Kate Pang, and Aisa Senda, begging for the news to not be true.
Alien, who would have turned 37 in November, joined showbiz in 2002 and soon became known for his acting, singing, and hosting endeavours. He dated fellow singer Rainie Yang for three years when they were high school classmates and they remained close friends until now.
He has appeared in local drama Joys of Life as well as Michelle Chong’s 2011 flick Already Famous. He was also known to be good friends with Kate and Andie Chen, and even visited their house whenever he was in Singapore.
Rest in peace, Alien.
Chadwick Boseman was laid to rest miles from his Anderson, South Carolina, hometown. Boseman passed away at the age of 43 at his Los Angeles, California, home on Aug. 28.
According to his death certificate, the Black Panther star was buried at Welfare Baptist Church Cemetery in Belton, South Carolina, six days later.
Boseman’s death sent shockwaves through the entertainment industry, with many colleagues and fans unaware that he had been battling cancer.
His death certificate states his immediate cause of death as multi organ failure, and the underlying cause as colon cancer.
It also reveals that Boseman had two operations for his illness -- a colectomy in April 2016 and laparoscopic removal of cancer metastasis in March 2020.
On the same day as Boseman’s burial, his hometown held a screening of Black Panther, where fans wore masks and followed social distancing guidelines while remembering the star. Some attended wearing Black Panther costumes.
Boseman was also honored at a private memorial in Malibu, California, on Sep. 5.
Chris Evans is using his celebrity for a good cause -- encouraging people to vote. The 39-year-old actor sent the internet wild thanks to a NSFW post over the weekend.
In a since-deleted Instagram Story, Evans appeared to accidentally post a screen recording from his phone, which showed a glimpse at his phone’s camera roll -- including a revealing photo of his private parts.
On Monday, Evans acknowledged the blunder in a social media post. “Now that I have your attention … VOTE Nov 3rd!!!” he wrote.
Fans and celebs quickly showed their support.
“This is a power move,” Hilarie Burton Morgan wrote.
“The commitment to your cause though,” a fan meanwhile replied, alongside multiple clapping hands emojis.
“Ah, it was all part of your plan. Well done,” another Twitter user responded.
The tweet earned more than 350,000 likes within two hours.
Evans isn’t the only one making light of his blunder. His Avengers co-star, Mark Ruffalo, took to Twitter over the weekend to help ease any potential embarrassment.
"@ChrisEvans Bro, while Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself," Ruffalo wrote. "See... silver lining."
Evans' brother, Scott, meanwhile tweeted, "Was off social media for the day yesterday. So. What’d I miss?"