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Ellen DeGeneres must not be up on her celebrity gossip. On Wednesday’s Ellen, the talk-show host mistakenly used Jenna Dewan‘s married name, Tatum, when introducing the actress. For those in the know, Jenna has split with hubby Channing Tatum — and even dropped the hyphen from her name on social media last month. Ellen, however, caught the mistake and offered a mea culpa. “I am so sorry,” she said. She added, “I have just known both of you for so long.” The former Jenna Dewan-Tatum accepted the apology.
Former CARS frontman RIC OCASEK and his supermodel wife, PAULINA PORIZKOVA, have decided to split after 28 years of marriage. People magazine reports Paulina dropped the bombshell on Instagram yesterday, saying they’ve been “peacefully separated for the past year.” But, she claimed, “Our family always has been –and still is– a well-built car. When the four of us are together, we can go wherever the road takes us. But as a bicycle, my husband and I no longer pedal in unison. So we’re ditching the bicycle.” The couple met while filming the music video for THE CARS’ song “Drive” in 1984.
Kim Kardashian is trying to free a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense. According to Mic, the reality star has spoken with Jared Kushner — President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser — about a possible presidential pardon for Alice Marie Johnson. The first-time offender has been in federal prison since 1996 on a drug trafficking conviction. Kim is also paying the woman’s legal fees and working with celebrity lawyer, Shawn Holley, to bring attention to the case. Holley tells Mic, “Kim has been generous with her time, money and tireless spirit in working toward freedom for Alice Johnson.” The star tweeted about Johnson last October. “This is so unfair…” she wrote, along with a link to an article about the case.
The man who allegedly tried to extort Kevin Hart over a sex tape has been arrested, reports Page Six. Jonathan Todd Jackson was charged with two felony counts of extortion for “trying to extort an undisclosed amount of money from Hart between August 25th and August 30th, 2017,” according to a press release from the Los Angeles County DA’s office. “Jackson allegedly had a videotape of the actor with a woman in Las Vegas and then is accused of trying to sell the recording to numerous celebrity news websites, prosecutors said.” Jackson was a close friend of Hart’s. Wednesday, the comedian tweeted, “Mind blown…Hurt…at a lost for words and simply in complete disbelief at the moment. WOW.” Jackson could face up to four years in jail if convicted.
A week after Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault, Yale University has voted to revoke the honorary degree given to the comedian in 2003. This is the first time in the school’s 300-year history that they have rescinded an honorary degree. His name has also been removed from Television Academy’s website.
AND FINALLY, TODAY’S CELEBRITY TWEET OF THE DAY. NATURALLY, AN AUTHOR WOULD SAY THIS, RIGHT???
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— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 3, 2018