Monthly Archives: November 2017

BTS Gets Pelted With Fruit by James Corden to See Which Bandmate Is the Bravest — Watch!

James Corden welcomed the beloved K-pop boy band BTS to the studio on Thursday’s Late Late Show, and everyone in the audience had a hard time keeping their excitement under control.

The guys joined Corden to perform their hit single “DNA” to the screaming audience, and also played a hilarious game of Flinch, where they proved just how cool they can stay under pressure.

The seven-man group closed out the show with the high-energy performance they’ve become known for — which they recorded earlier this month, days after arriving in Los Angeles ahead of the American Music Awards.

The relentless fan chants from their ARMY kicked off as they took the stage, but even the wild screaming and cheering couldn’t drown out the their powerful performance.

The band members —  RM, Jin, Suga, Jungkook, V, J-Hope and Jimin — also put their courage to the test with a hilarious game of Flinch, where they tried to stay calm in the face of fast-flying fruit.

Jin and J-Hope were the first two contestants in the bizarre game that saw them standing behind a plexiglass wall and trying not to flinch as Corden fired fruit at them out of a pressurized air cannon.

However, RM didn’t have high hopes for his bandmates.

“You’ve got to expect a reaction [from them],” the singer told Corden as he loaded the cannon. “I mean, they are the most cowards of our group, so…”

Jin boldly disagreeded, yelling out from behind the glass wall, “Come on, come on! I’m not afraid, you know!?” before immediately freaking out as Corden surprised him with a loud, terrifying burst of produce. J-Hope was so startled he fell to the floor, and his bandmates couldn’t stop laughing.

Meanwhile, Jungkook and V couldn’t have been more impressive when they stood in the line of fire, barely evening reacting when a tomato exploded against the glass inches in front of their faces.

But Jimin, Suga and RM were the last three to go up, and they didn’t just stand there, they struck the coolest poses they could as they waited for the explosion. However, it was still Jungkook and V — with ice water in their veins — who came out the winners.

When BTS hit the stage at the AMAs for their debut American TV performance two weeks ago, the fan response was louder than for any other artist at the show. 

ET caught up with the guys backstage after their number, and they opened up about how the performance felt like “a dream”

“It was like there was millions of people standing and fans were screaming in front of us,” RM recalled of their high-energy number. “We cannot forget it for a [lifetime].” Check out the video below to hear more from the megahit K-pop group.

Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook Are Engaged — See the Heartwarming, Tearful Proposal Video!

Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook are engaged!

Cook took to Instagram on Thursday to share the news with a touching video of the Big Bang Theory star crying tears of joy moments after the proposal.

“After nearly two years I finally got up the courage to ask her to marry me,” Cook captioned the post. “This is the best night of my life and I think the video shows it is the best night for kaley as well.”

The sweet, funny video shows the actress  — who was also celebrating her 32nd birthday on Thursday — weeping and laughing as she holds up the sizeable new sparkler.

“We’re engaged!” Cuoco excitedly announces through tears.

“You still haven’t said yes yet,” Cook jokes from behind the camera.

“Yes! I say yes! I say yes!” the newly-engaged actress yells as she laughs. Cuoco later shared the same clip, with the caption, “Still crying ? every part of this night has been perfection just like you @mrtankcook I love you forever!”

Cook also shared a photo of the impressive engagement ring, which features a large, pear-shaped center stone with smaller diamonds lining the band.

“I am so so so happy,” he wrote in the caption. “Thank you @nadis_diamonds for making the greatest ring I could hope for. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you thank you.”

The ring Cook used to pop the question was nearly as large as the over-sized costume jewelry ring he jokingly presented to his lady love in an Instagram pic shared three hours before he proposed for real.

“On my loves birthday I got her everything she has always wanted,” Cook wrote alongside a photo of him and a hilariously annoyed-looking Cuoco in a Target. “Now judging by her face maybe not, it’s the thought that counts right.”

Cuoco was previously married to former professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting from 2013-16. Earlier this month, ET caught up with the actress, who opened up about being head-over-heels in love with Cook.

“He is totally the guy,” she said of the 26-year-old professional equestrian. “I think the common denominator is the horses, it just works for us. We have this special bond so, yeah, the animals. He’s so real. I’ve never met a kinder human being, he’s gentle, and he’s real. I’m completely in love with him. Nothing could be better.”

Check out the video below to hear more from the actress about their strong connection and the shared interests that keep their relationship fresh and exciting.

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost Pose for Pics at First Red Carpet Event Together

Months after striking up their rumored romance, Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are stepping out together.

The Avengers star and the Saturday Night Live castmember were all smiles as they posed for pics at their first red carpet event together while attending the star-studded American Museum of Natural History Gala in New York City on Thursday.

The cute couple dressed to the nines for the black tie affair. Jost, 35, looked flawlessly dapper in a traditional black tuxedo while Johansson, 33, stunned in a shimmering, curve-hugging crimson gown.

Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson At the American Museum of Natural History Gala in New York City

Jost — who has been a writer on Saturday Night Live for over 12 years and has been one of the show’s “Weekend Update” anchors since 2014 — met Johansson when she hosted the long-running sketch comedy series for the first time in 2006.

The pair were first romantically linked in May, when they were spotted packing on the PDA at the SNL after-party following the season 42 finale. Johansson hosted an episode of the show earlier in the season.

Their after-party makeout came two months after the Rough Night actress filed for divorce from ex-husband Romain Dauriac — with whom she shares a 3-year-old daughter, Rose. The divorce was finalized in September.

ET caught up with Jost at the 2017 Emmy Awards, where he had nothing but praise and adoration for his rumored ladylove.

“She’s wonderful. She’s working, so otherwise, she’d be here,” the 35-year-old writer revealed. “She’s pretty cool… It’s hard to have a lot of complaints, she’s pretty awesome.”

Jost opened up about meeting Johansson in 2006 when he was still a freshman writer on the show, sharing, “We’ve kind of known each other since then…she’s the best.”

Earlier this month, Jost and Johansson were spotted sharing a very steamy kiss while spending time together in New York City. Check out the video below for a look at the adorable PDA.

Meghan Markle's Yearbook Photos Prove She's Always Been 'Classy'

Meghan Markle was stunning even before she made it in Hollywood and ultimately got engaged to Prince Harry. 

The proof comes from the 36-year-old actress’ 1999 yearbook from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, California.

In her class photo, Markle is seen in her school uniform with her brunette hair worn down as she gives a grin for the cameras. For her yearbook quote, she chose an empowering message from former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, which reads: “Women are like tea bags; they don’t realize how strong they are until they’re in hot water.”

Meghan Markle yearbook

In another more candid pic from her yearbook, Prince Harry’s fiancee is again seen with her hair down and smiling from ear to ear for the camera. The caption for the photo reads: “Classy Girl!”

Meghan Markle yearbook

Markle was raised on the West Coast with her parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, and later moved to Toronto, Canada, to tape Suits.

“It was the late ’70s when my parents met. My dad was a lighting director for a soap opera, and my mom was a temp at the studio,” she shared with Elle UK“They moved into a house in the valley in L.A., to a neighborhood that was leafy and affordable.”

After Harry and Markle announced their engagement earlier this week, the bride-to-be’s parents released their own statement expressing how excited they were for their daughter. 

“We are incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry. Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person,” they said. “To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”

Here are other facts to know about Markle before her and Harry’s May wedding: 

Melissa Schuman Tearfully Addresses Nick Carter Rape Allegations: 'I Want to Inspire Other Victims'

Former pop singer Melissa Schuman says she’s forgiven Nick Carter weeks after going public with allegations that the Backstreet Boys star raped her.

Schuman recently sat down for an episode of The Dr. Oz Show — which will air on Friday — where she shared a message for Carter and explained what motivated her to come forward with her allegations in the first place.

“I forgive you,” Schuman, 33, said, directing her remarks toward Carter. “I don’t want anything from you. I wish you only the best. I don’t want your money. I didn’t do this to hurt you or your family. I did this for me, because I needed this healing.”

“I also came forward because I want to inspire other victims, other people who have been assaulted to come forward and know that they have a voice,” she added in this sneak peek at the upcoming episode.

Schuman — who was a member of the early 2000s girl group Dream — came forward with allegations in a post on her personal blog earlier this month, in which she claimed that Carter raped her when she was 18 years old and he was 22.

After the post was picked up by media outlets, Carter denied the allegations.

“I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual,” Carter said in a statement released to ET. “We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally. This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”

While speaking with Dr. Oz, Schuman claimed that she originally considered pressing charges against the popular boy band member, but was allegedly warned about the ramifications of coming forward.

“I’d actually confided in my manager at that time about pressing charges. And I was told that he had the most powerful litigator in the country and that I didn’t have the money to pay for an attorney to essentially defend me, if he were to come after me,” she said.

The former singer further claimed that her manager told her, “‘Everyone’s going to call you fame hungry, [and say] that you’re trying to use this to better yourself or get your name out there and at this point there’s nothing we can do.”

Schuman said in the post that she was invited over to Carter’s house during a day off from filming a made-for-TV movie they were co-starring in — 2004’s The Hallow. She claimed that after arriving at his apartment with her roommate, they listened to the singer’s new music before he allegedly brought her into the bathroom, where she claimed they started kissing.

Schuman alleged that Carter started unbuttoning her pants, disregarding her objections before allegedly performing oral sex on her. She claimed he then demanded she perform oral sex on him, writing, “My thought was the only way to get out was to get him to finish what he had started.”

Schuman stated that Carter then took her to the bedroom, where she alleges he raped her.

She further wrote that she didn’t tell anyone about the alleged encounter for years, and even sang a duet with Carter before losing interest in a career as a recording artist.

“I feel I have an obligation now to come forward with the hope and intention to inspire and encourage other victims to tell their story. We are stronger in numbers,” Schuman concluded her post.

Schuman’s sit-down interview on The Dr. Oz Show airs Friday. Check here for local listings.

Carter is one of dozens of high-profile celebrities who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past two months. Earlier this week, longtime Today show host Matt Lauer was fired by NBC for alleged “inappropriate workplace behavior.”

Hours after his termination was announced, a report published by Variety included multiple unnamed women who accused the veteran TV news personality of sexual harassment. Watch the video below for the latest on the scandal surrounding the veteran TV newsman.

Kim Kardashian Shares NSFW Nearly Nude Pic From Her Body Glitter Photo Shoot

Kim Kardashian West sure loves to break the internet.

The reality star took to social media on Wednesday with an NSFW nearly nude pic from her recent glitter body paint photo shoot, where she’s adorned pretty much all over with the sparkly residue, and very little else.

“BTS,” the 37-year-old model captioned the revealing snap.

The opulent modeling shoot was in support of Kim’s beauty line, which launches a variety of Ultralight Beams highlighters and glosses — named after “Ultralight Beam,” the lead track on husband Kanye West’s most recent album, The Life of Pablo — on Friday.

“Ultralight Beams pigment shimmers & glosses launching tomorrow 12pm PST on kkwbeauty.com,” Kim shared on Instagram on Thursday.

And it would appear that Kanye is getting back out there with his own fashion line! On Thursday, Kim also captioned a new shot, “Season 6,” previewing her husband’s Yeezy Season 6 apparel.

Jennifer Lopez Campaigns for Boyfriend Alex Rodriguez to Be the Next New York Yankees Manager

Jennifer Lopez is trying to hook her boyfriend up with his next job.

The 48-year-old singer took to Twitter on Thursday to campaign for Alex Rodriguez to be the next manager of the New York Yankees. 

“It couldn’t be clearer,” she tweeted, adding, “#arodforyankeesmanager.” 

The former Yankees star may be a good fit for the team, who parted ways with longtime manager Joe Girardi this year. Girardi was with the team since 2008 and won a World Series, but according to reports, the Yankees are looking for someone who can better connect with players. 

While Rodriguez is the one with the sports background, he told ET in September that Lopez has made a great coach in their life together. 

“She’s a good coach to have,” he gushed of his ladylove, admitting that they’ve become nearly inseparable. “I think we’re just best friends. We just love spending time together. Our kids love each other, so it’s a good thing.” 

“It’s what it’s all about,” he continued. “It’s a good time for us, and it’s great to be supporting and loving towards each other.” 

See more in the video below. 

Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé Duet on 'Perfect' Collaboration — Listen!

2018 newlyweds, your wedding song has arrived!

Beyoncé joined Ed Sheeran for a duet version of “Perfect,” the acoustic, heartfelt love song off of the British singer-songwriter’s most recent album, ÷.

The main difference in the new track graced by Queen Bey is that where “Perfect” builds to an upbeat drum finish, “Perfect Duet” hits its peak with angelic, uplifting harmonies worthy of a whirlwind romance.

Listen for yourself below.

The collaboration is no surprise, given that the two have shared the microphone before!

In 2015, Sheeran joined Beyoncé on stage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City, where they performed a duet version of Beyonce’s own heartfelt jam, “Drunk In Love.”

Meanwhile, Beyoncé has been teaming up with artists a lot recently! The iconic singer joined J Balvin and Willy William for a Spanish-English remix of their infectious hit, “Mi Gente.” Later, Queen Bey helped Eminem kick off his Revival by lending the hook to his lead single, “Walk on Water.”

Watch the video below for more.

Julia Stiles Shares First Pic of Herself With Baby Strummer

Julia Stiles is showing off her newborn baby boy! Well, sort of.

The 36-year-old actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the first pic of herself with baby Strummer, six weeks after giving birth.

“I haven’t worn a back pack since middle school. ? Now I have a front pack. #jujube #tulababycarriers,” Stiles captioned the pic, keeping her newborn’s face hidden. 

Stiles announced that she had given birth to her first child last week, alongside a cute pic of her bundle of joy and her husband, Preston J. Cook. 

“Strummer Newcomb Cook, born October 20, 2017. Thanks and ever thanks to the extraordinary Doctors, Nurses and staff at Mount Sinai for helping bring this utter joy into our lives. ❤️✨ ‘Hello, World!'” she wrote.

Stiles and Cook married in September, three months after she announced her pregnancy. The pair got engaged in January 2016, after meeting when Cook was a camera assistant on her 2015 movie, Go With Me. 

See more on the couple in the video below. 

Lady Gaga Rocks Massive Diamond Ring During Bikini Shoot — See the Pic!

What’s going on here, Lady Gaga? 

The 31-year-old singer’s fans were on high alert after she posted a photo of herself wearing a sizable diamond ring on Wednesday. 

Gaga accessorized her bling with a skimpy bikini and heels as she posed on the beach. 

“From the woods for Thanksgiving to the beach for Tour in Miami! #beyourself #ladygaga #beachwear #JoanneWorldTourMiami Bienvenidos a Miami!” she captioned the shot.

Jewelry wasn’t the only thing the GRAMMY winner was flaunting by the ocean. Gaga followed up the post with pics of her booty and cleavage. 

While it’s unclear if the singer is actually engaged to her boyfriend, Christian Carino, the two have definitely become a big part of each other’s lives. 

Gaga opened up to ET about seeking the approval of Carino and her other family members while speaking with ET in September. Watch below.