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RAP SESSION

Jimmy Fallon has Brian Williams rapping again. Monday night’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon aired another video taking the anchor’s words from NBC Nightly News and editing them to make it appear Williams was rapping the Snoop Dogg’s 1994 hit Gin and Juice. A previous Tonight Show remix featuring Williams performing Rapper’s Delight has earned nearly nine-million views on YouTube. On Monday night, Williams told Fallon, “It’s all anyone mentions to me any more.” Williams also made clear: “I’ve never said ‘hippity.’ ”

Source: Today.com

LISTEN UP

Jon Hamm is not a fan of Justin Bieber. The Mad Men star speaks disparagingly of the Canadian pop star’s reckless lifestyle in a recent interview published in Men’s Fitness magazine. Says Hamm: “Look at Bieber, or whoever. You’re like, ‘What the f–k, man. What are you doing? Why?’ There’s no one telling those people no, and it’s a shame.” Hamm added: “Life skills are something we’re missing. … There used to be a class that kids had to take in high school called home economics, which was cooking and sewing and just s–t you needed to learn in life.”

Source: The Wire

LOSS LESSONS

Julia Roberts has finally spoken out about the death of her half-sister. In an interview with Wall Street Journal magazine, the Oscar-winning actress describes the sudden death of her younger half-sister Nancy Motes last February as “just heartbreak.” Motes was found dead in her Hollywood apartment last February from an apparent drug overdose. “You don’t want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world,” said Roberts. “But as with any situation of challenge and despair we must find a way, as a family.”

Source: Time

FROM THE VAULTS

A collection of poems, stories and sketches by John Lennon will go up for auction this summer. The collection, titled “You Might Well Arsk,” includes several satirical drawings, doodles and poems, along with a manuscript for a Sherlock Holmes parody called “The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield.” The recently discovered works will go up for auction at Sothebys in New York on June 4, which has estimated the collection’s total worth at approximately $80,000 (U.S.).

Source: Rolling Stone

HOME THEATRE

You don’t need to go to a movie theatre to see the new release from Joss Whedon – you can watch it on your laptop. The iconoclastic writer-director surprised attendees at the Tribeca Film Festival this week by announcing that his newest film, In Your Eyes, is being released digitally to consumers for a rental fee of $5 (U.S.) per viewing. The film was written and executive-produced by Whedon and directed by Brin Hill and is currently available on the film’s website. The story casts Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David as a couple who live on opposite sides of the U.S., but are still able to sense what the other is feeling.

Source: Variety

GOING SLOW

Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi are dating. Sources told People magazine that the actor and the celebrity chef are easing into their new relationship following his divorce from wife Carey Lowell last year and her dealing with the death of her longtime beau Teddy Forstmann, who died of brain cancer in 2011. “They’re just getting to know each other,” said the source. “They’re just dating. This is the first person she’s dated since Teddy passed away and she’s just putting a toe in the water of the dating world again. They’re not sure where they’re going yet.” Best known for her recurring host role on the Food Network series Top Chef, Lakshmi was also married to novelist Salman Rushdie from 2004 to 2007.

Source: People

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