Kate Hudson’s getting in shape with some sexy help from Danny Fujikawa
Kate Hudson would like her Instagram followers to know exercise comes in many forms and calories can be burned in a variety of settings … including the boudoir. On June 9, unofficially known as National Sex Day, the actress helpfully announced in a video that she’d just discovered certain, um, adult activities, pack enough fitness punch that the brand WW (formerly Weight Watchers) now features an option to calculate “fit points” via sex. “Hey guys. I’ve got some really interesting news that I’m very excited about right now,” Kate said into the camera in the post. “If anyone needs me, I’m going to be in my bedroom for a good, I’m going to say, hour-20. If he can handle it.” She counted on her fingers how many fit points she could get for an hour and 20 minutes of lovin’ with her beau, Danny Fujikawa, and soon determined that, “According to WW’s new Fit App addition, me having sex for an hour-20 will equal … six fit points.” She signed off by quipping, “see you in two hours.” The post earned more than 1 million likes in less than 24 hours — but not everyone was so supportive of Kate’s heads up. Her close friend — and Danny’s sister-in-law — Sara Foster replied in the comments with, “TMI.” Stylist Jamie Mizrahi, on the other hand, was impressed (or possibly concerned). “HOUR TWENTY!?!?!?!?!??,” she asked on the post. Lisa Rinna, meanwhile, did not hide her feelings, telling Kate, “I die for you. That is all.” Kate and Danny have reportedly been dating since 2017 and are parents to Kate’s eldest child, Rani.
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Caitlyn Jenner spars with Joy Behar, dodges questions on ‘The View’
Caitlyn Jenner took her California gubernatorial campaign to “The View” on June 10 and it went about as well as you might expect. At its most tense moment, Caitlyn’s interview became a sparring session with Joy Behar, although the other hosts didn’t get very far with their questions or interruptions, either. At one point, Joy asked about the belief of Donald Trump and his supporters that he won the 2020 election, despite all the evidence that he lost. “A lot of Republicans in this country believe that Donald Trump won the election. Are you one of those people, one of those Republicans?” Joy asked (per Decider). “I am not going to get into that. That election is over with,” Caitlyn replied. “I think Donald Trump did do some good things. What I liked about Donald Trump was that he was a disrupter.” When Joy asked again, “But did he win? Did he win the election?” Caitlyn again skirted the question. “He was a disruptor when he was president. I want to do the same thing,” she said. “I want to go in and be a thoughtful disrupter in Sacramento. We need to change the system, and I want to change that system for the positive.” Later, Sunny Hostin asked Caitlyn about reports she’s now working with Trump’s controversial former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, and Republican fundraiser Caroline Wren, who’s been accused of co-organizing the MAGA rally that took place shortly before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. “I was able to hire some of the best people out there to join the campaign,” Caitlyn demurred. Whoopi Goldberg eventually cut off the whole conversation to send the show to a commercial break.
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Morgan Wallen quietly returns to country radio four months after N-word scandal
Country singer Morgan Wallen has reportedly returned to the airwaves of “most country stations” four months after he was widely banned from country radio amid backlash over his drunken use of a racial slur in a TMZ video. Variety reports Morgan — who has apologized for his behavior and vowed to get educated about racism and race relations after the video surfaced — is back on stations owned by major radio players like iHeartMedia, Cumulus Media, Cox Media and TownSquare Media. The top brass at these companies are largely letting the individual stations decide whether or not to play his music again, according to Variety. One source reportedly likened the singer’s return as “a soft opening.” The outlet also notes this seems to be “an unofficial position” on the part of media companies, since none Variety contacted were willing to confirm the singer’s current status. Most awards shows, including this week’s CMT Music Awards, seem to be sticking with any previously announced plans to disqualify Morgan this year. The NAACP’s Nashville chapter has said Morgan failed to meet with them, despite his promise to do so.
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Jennie Garth recalls being put in a zoo cage with Luke Perry to protect them from overzealous fans circa 1991
In the early ’90s, few TV shows were as obsessively watched as “Beverly Hills 90210” and few TV actors had the kind of superfan base that the show’s cast members had. Jennie Garth, who played Kelly opposite her onscreen boyfriend, Dylan (Luke Perry), recently reflected on that time on People’s “In the ’90s” podcast, where she recounted a truly surreal experience that served as a turning point for her when it came to wrapping her head around the degree of fame she’d achieved in such a short time. “I can remember one of the pivotal moments for me, I was on an appearance with Luke. They had sent us, I think it was Fresno, to do an appearance at a zoo,” she said. It was Earth Day 1991, one year after “90210” premiered and Jennie had just turned 19. “And it sort of summed it up for me because I felt like a zoo animal, and I was in a zoo. It was just weird,” she continued. “And then it got too crazy, and people were rushing the zoo cages, and we had to go out through one of the enclosures of the animals — I don’t remember, the monkeys or something — but I just remember them actually putting us in a cage at the zoo.” So did the cages and the crowds of fans rushing at Jennie and Luke upset the rising star actress? Quite the opposite. “I was like, ‘This feels good,'” she recalled.
Bethenny Frankel leaves Mark Burnett, MGM TV deal: ‘I didn’t want to be shackled’
When Bethenny Frankel revealed she was leaving “The Real Housewives of New York City” in 2019, she pointed to her deal with producer Mark Burnett and MGM Television as a key reason for her exit. She went on to launch her new, “Apprentice”-style HBO Max reality show, “The Big Shot with Bethenny,” through the partnership earlier this year. Now, however, the whole deal is apparently off the table. “I left a very big, high, seven-figure contract recently with my partners at MGM and Mark Burnett because I had a good relationship with them, but I didn’t want to be locked up,” Bethenny told listeners on the June 8 edition of her “Just B …” podcast. “I didn’t want to have no freedom in my podcast,” she explained. “I didn’t want to not be able to do something — to date other people, business-wise,” she continued. “And I was taking a shot. I don’t know that I’ll make that money back, but I didn’t want to be shackled. So that’s not about money — I’ve left money to make things happen in the future.” Though the Skinnygirl creator didn’t reveal whether a second season of “The Big Shot” is in the works, it seems unlikely, particularly given show’s the less-than-glowing reviews, a number of which cited Bethenny’s “emotional” and borderline abusive “outbursts” at contestants as they competed to become her new Vice President of Operations at Skinngirl and beyond. Bethenny also spoke at Variety’s Virtual TV Fest this week, where she said, “I decided to be a free agent in television production,” and confirmed she was out of the MGM deal. “And part of me wants to continue to focus on relief work, my daughter. I don’t know how much television is really in my future, honestly,” she added. According to Variety, Bethenny recently signed on with iHeartRadio to produce more “Just B” episodes.
All five Spice Girls reunite virtually in honor of Pride month
They’re back! Sorta … Two years after the Spice Girls — sans Posh Spice — staged a quickie UK reunion tour, Victoria Beckham snagged her former bandmates, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Mel B, and Melanie Chisolm, as models for a new, limited-edition, Pride-meets-Spice Girls T-shirt from her new capsule collection celebrating Pride month. The tees feature rainbow lettering that reads, “Proud and wannabe your lover,” in a nod to the ladies’ 1996 hit, “Wannabe,” from their debut album, “Spice.” They also double as a fundraiser for Albert Kennedy Trust, a London-based charity that provides services and resources to young people who identify as LGBTQ+ and are “experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment,” according to the group’s website. Per Victoria’s Insta gallery showcasing the singers rocking the shirts, 100 percent of proceeds from sales of the tee will be donated to Albert Kennedy. “Pride to me is a celebration of being completely yourself and this year’s T-shirt is a reminder of that,” Victoria wrote in the caption. “The Spice Girls really championed accepting yourself and others, being kind, having fun and just living your best life! The LGBTQ+ community is so close to my heart and I’m so proud to be supporting Pride 2021 with the girls and akt again this year.” As of June, rumors of a 25th anniversary tour featuring all five Spice Girls appeared not to have panned out.
The royal family marks Prince Philip’s 100th birthday
Prince Philip, the late Duke of Edinburgh, would have turned 100 on June 10. And while his wife of more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth, and the royal family laid Philip to rest after his death on April 9, he was very much on the minds of British royals on his milestone birthday. Earlier this month, the queen was presented with a new breed of rose named the Duke of Edinburgh Rose in his honor. Buckingham Palace later shared photos on social media of Elizabeth watching as it it was planted in Windsor Castle’s East Terrace Garden. Prince William and Duchess Kate shared photos of the queen watching the planting of the special flower as well. “Remembering His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on what would have been his 100th birthday,” they captioned the pics (via ET). Prince Charles, meanwhile, shared an old photo of himself as a little boy welcoming his dad home from a 1951 trip to Malta. A second pic showed Philip smiling as he transferred his role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles to Charles’ wife, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, in 2020. Princess Eugenie, who recently named her first son after Philip, wrote on social media, “Thinking of Grandpa on what would have been his 100th birthday.”
‘Tiger King’ star wanted on four bench warrants for missing court date after DUI arrest
“Tiger King” star Jeff Lowe is facing a raft of legal trouble this week in multiple states. On June 9, TMZ reported four bench warrants had been issued for the onetime big cats zoo owner after he skipped or missed a hearing at Las Vegas Municipal Court regarding charges he was hit with in 2017 related to license and permitting issues for his business. According to People, Jeff will have to fork over $20,500 to settle the warrants. Making matters worse, he and his wife, Lauren Lowe, were both arrested for DUIs in Oklahoma City over the weekend. The couple is said to have been sharing driving duties when they were spotted driving over a curb, changing lanes improperly and stopping without warning. Citing police information, People reports they smelled like alcohol to the officer who pulled them over. Jeff, 50, was forced out of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park due to allegedly neglected and/or mistreating the animals after he bought it from Joe Exotic.
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