Robert De Niro Opens Up About Having A Gay Father

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Robert De Niro Sr. was a famous artist who was renowned for his fearless use of colors in his works. However, as popular as he was, he battled with his sexuality because he was gay. Having lived at a time when homosexuality was not widely accepted, the artist was never keen to reveal himself all through his lifetime. He detailed in his book, Things I Wish I’d Known: Reflections on a Life, how he continually struggled with his complicated life and his desire for acceptance.

Recently, his son,  De Niro Jr. who is an actor has come out to speak about his relationship with his late dad, especially how he was unaware of what his dad was going through during his childhood.

Robert De Niro Jr. says he was unaware of his father’s sexuality

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Deniro Jr. revealed that during his childhood, he was not privy to any information about his father’s inner life. He also further claimed that he only got a hint after his mom gave him the revelation, “I wish we had spoken about it much more. My mother didn’t want to talk about things in general, and you’re not interested when you’re a certain age.”

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He however detailed that he wants his children to ask questions and address life issues as they come instead of postponing them. “Again, for my kids, I want them to stop and take a moment and realize that you sometimes have to do things now instead of later because later may be 20 years from now — and that’s too late,” De Niro Sr. wrote.

Robert De Niro Jr makes a documentary about his father

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The 79-year-old hinted in an interview with Out Magazine about an HBO documentary, Remembering the Artist: Robert de Niro, which he made as a form of tribute to his late dad. “I felt I had to,” De Niro Jr. told the outlet. “It was my responsibility to make a documentary about him. I was always planning on doing it, but never did.”

De Niro Jr. further revealed that he made the documentary with the intention that it will shine the spotlight on the life and works of his dad. “If you’re going to do something, you have to do it all the way,” the 79-year-old further revealed. “You can’t hide anything. That’s the whole point — the truth. That’s what people are attracted to. I should have done this 10 years earlier, but I’m glad I did it now.”

Robert De Niro has kept his father’s studio intact

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In a bid to preserve his father’s memories, the actor ensured that he maintained his father’s art studio almost the same way the artist had left them, with half-finished canvases and paintbrushes.

De Niro Jr. also claimed that he was tempted to let go of the studio. “When I thought I was going to have to let it go, three or four years ago,” he said. “I videotaped it and had photos taken and documented everything. But then I said, ‘I just can’t do it.’”

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Fans Were Divided Over Shania Twain’s Wild Grammys Outfit

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Shania Twain wore a very unique outfit for the 65th annual Grammy Awards this year. While some fans loved the look, others seemed to hate it and made fun of it. She wore a black and white polka dot suit that was designed by Harris Reed. The outfit came with a matching oversized hat and a bright red wig.

Shania explained about the outfit, “So it puts me in a very celebratory spirit, very optimistic mood. And I think just coming out of this whole COVID phase makes me feel light and bubbly and happy and fun.” She said she added the wig because the look “needed to have a little bit of a splash of color.”

Fans are divided over Shania Twain’s Grammys look

 

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Shania also wore the outfit as a tribute to her friend Harry Styles, who said that Shania is one of his style icons. While some fans thought her look was fun and youthful, others compared it to Cruella de Vil and even Toad from the Mario Bros. games.

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Shania Twain, c. 1997
Shania Twain, c. 1997 / Everett Collection

One person wrote, “#ShaniaTwain stole #HarryPotter’s sorting hat, and it insisted she dress as a #CruellaDeVille impersonator with a faux Dalmation coat.” Another said, “Shania Twain being a Mario fan was news to us,” with a photo that read, “Shania Twain plays homage to Mario Kart in this Grammys look.”

Shania Twain, THE SHANIA TWAIN SPECIAL, 1999 TV
Shania Twain, THE SHANIA TWAIN SPECIAL, 1999 TV / Everett Collection

It wasn’t all bad press. One comment said, “Shania Twain could show up in a burlap sack and she’d still be best dressed.” Another shared, “Shania Twain brought the fun to the red carpet at the Grammys this year!” What do you think?

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Samantha Markle, Meghan’s Half-Sister, Serves Up Court Papers In Defamation Suit

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Samantha Markle, half-sister to the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has recently slammed her sister’s husband, Prince Harry with a lawsuit demanding an appearance from him in court as a witness in a defamation case against his wife.

The 56-year-old is suing for £60,000 in damages, with the claim that her reputation was destroyed due to her sister’s spread of malicious lies in her interview with Oprah in 2021. Samantha wants Meghan to admit to lying about their relationship and upbringing just as a means to sell a “rags-to-royalty” story, she had spurned, but also wants her to retract the allegations made against the royal family where Meghan labeled the late Queen Elizabeth and King Charles racists.

What necessitated the lawsuit?

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The half-sisters began their rivalry about the same time Meghan started dating Prince Harry. Samantha claimed to have reached out to Meghan but was always met with resistance from her. However, things became heated when Meghan revealed that she was an only child while answering questions from Oprah Winfrey.

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“I grew up as an only child, which everyone who grew up around me knows,” the Duchess also stated that there had been no contact between her and her sister for a long time. “She changed her last name back to Markle in — I think she was in her early 50s at that time — only when I started dating Harry, The last time I saw her must’ve been at least 18 or 19 years ago, and before that, 10 years before that.”

Reacting to the statement, Samantha accused Meghan of defamation both in the interview and Meghan’s book, Finding Freedom where she mentioned severally that she was an only child. The 56-year-old also claimed that her sister’s comments have led to her getting hate mail and a negative media image which has impacted her psychological well-being thus affecting her work as a mental health counselor.

Samantha wants Meghan to make 38 different admissions during her deposition while Prince Harry should also be deposed as a witness at a different time.

Meghan Markle wants the suit dismissed

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However, the Duchess is seeking to have the case dismissed and her lawyer, Michael J. Kump believes the demands made by Samantha are unrelated to the issues involved. He stated that the suit should not even be brought to court as it calls for the court to define what is meant by a “close” relationship.

“She is asking the court to decide whether she and Meghan ‘had ever ‘been close,’” Meghan’s lawyer said. “How many times the two ‘crossed paths’ as adults and whether Meghan’s feelings that she ‘grew up as an only child’ are ‘true’ or false.’”

The Duchess’s lawyer claimed Meghan’s sister is only making an inference

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Michael J Kump also further stated that Meghan’s answer to the question about her childhood was merely a function of how she felt about it, “But this perception is inherently unfalsifiable. It is hard to imagine a more personal and subjective feeling than how one views their childhood. Moreover, Plaintiff’s opposition completely ignores the context of the statement, where Ms. Winfrey asked Meghan about her ‘relationship’ with Plaintiff (to whom Ms. Winfrey referred as her half-sister on her father’s side).”

“Meghan’s response to that question that she ‘grew up as an only child’ was obviously not meant to be a statement of objective fact that she had no genetic siblings or half-siblings,” he concluded. “Rather, it was a textbook example of a subjective statement about how a person feels about her childhood.”

However, a mediator has been appointed to address both parties in an attempt to seek a peaceful resolution of the matter while avoiding a trial.

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WATCH: ‘Grease: Rise Of The Pink Ladies’ All-New Official Trailer

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This April, Paramount+ presents Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, which now has an official trailer to get fans even more excited! Rise of the Pink Ladies showed off a roughly forty-second teaser trailer about a month ago. But now fans have a longer glimpse into what is to come, with more content to enjoy while they wait.

Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies takes place in 1954 at Rydell High, four years before the famous events of the original Grease film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Instead of going the film route, Pink Ladies is a musical comedy television series stretched across ten episodes. Here is a further look into what’s to come.

‘Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies’ adds an official trailer to its promotional material

Witness the rise of the Pink Ladies in an all-new trailer
Witness the rise of the Pink Ladies in an all-new trailer / YouTube screenshot

We traveled back to Rydell High with a Pink Ladies teaser trailer that invited viewers to “Witness the Rise of the original girl gang.” This newest trailer, posted to the Paramount Plus YouTube page on February 7, takes time to get viewers acquainted with the new cast. Since this show is a prequel, there will be some new faces occupying familiar ground. The group of newcomers is led by Olivia (Cheynne Isabel Wells), Jane (Marisa Davila), Nancy (Tricia Fukuhara), Cynthia (Ari Notartomaso), and Hazel (Shanel Bailey).

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But sharp eyes will see some familiar faces too. Principal McGee is a returning character, though, according to Outsider, instead of Eve Arden, Jackie Hoffman will embody the role. At this point, McGee serves as Assistant Principal while working her way up in the ranks.

What this rise of the Pink Ladies is and is not

GREASE, Jeff Conaway, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Stockard Channing
GREASE, Jeff Conaway, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta, Stockard Channing, 1978. © Paramount Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection

From the latest trailer, it’s clear Rise of the Pink Ladies will tap into adolescent fears of not belonging. Everyone has a clique and those cliques wage war on other cliques. Being outsiders is a demographic of its own, but its members need a banner to fly to feel unified and together. Jane is driven by this feeling of isolation to create a group for all the “others” of Rydell High – complete with some stylish jackets.

Rise of the Pink Ladies explores the idea of belonging - or not
Rise of the Pink Ladies explores the idea of belonging – or not / YouTube screenshot

Judging by the new footage, Rise of the Pink Ladies intends on remembering its roots with plenty of music and nods to the franchise that spawned the highest-grossing musical of all time, the Oscar-nominated “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” and preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies releases on April 6. Will you be watching? Check out the new trailer below!

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Gets Fans Talking, Showing Off Husband Michael Douglas’s Youthful Looks

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Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are one of Hollywood’s rare successful marriages as they have been together for 22 years and share two children. In 2022, the 53-year-old left her fans gushing with a beautiful throwback photograph of herself with her husband, Michael Douglas which she posted on Instagram. The British Academy Film Award winner took to the social media platform to tease that she was missing her husband thus necessitating the post.

The picture had the couple all loved-up with Zeta-Jones rocking a pretty sleeveless black dress with her signature lustrous brunette locks resting on her shoulder. “Throw Back Thursday [red heart emoji]. Honey Hubby and I on a date,” she captioned. “Honey Hubby has been ‘outta town’ shooting in Europe since this photo was taken [crying laughing emoji] I am kidding before you all squawk… looking forward to few date nights before year’s end.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones is always showcasing her husband, Michael Douglas

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In November 2022, the Entrapment star also posted a selfie with Douglas while she visited him in Paris with Michael kissing her on the cheek. Zeta-Jones captioned, “Paris… Amour… J’adore.”

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The picture was so beautiful that it got fans commenting with beautiful words. “Your smile says it all. Bless you, both in Paris Catherine & Michael,” a fan wrote while another commented. “True love enjoy… Beautiful people.” A third fan wrote, “I’m so happy for the both of you.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas fell in love at first sight

The couple met each other at the Deauville Film Festival in 1998 while Douglas was promoting his film, A Perfect Murder, and Zeta-Jones was also promoting her movie, The Mask of Zorro. The pair were introduced by their mutual friends, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith. Douglas revealed to the Hollywood Reporter in 2019 that he knew immediately that she was the one for her, “I looked at her, and I said, ‘Catherine, I’m going to be the father of your children.”

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After the first meeting, the lovers started as friends which grew quickly. However, the 53-year-old revealed to Larry King in a 2001 interview that it took a long time before they moved the relationship to the next stage. “Nine months later, I’m still having long conversations with him on the phone, having great dinner dates, constantly wondering, ‘Why are we not together?’” she said. “He certainly didn’t want me as an ex-girlfriend on his list, and I certainly didn’t want ‘Michael Douglas’ as an ex-boyfriend on my list. We looked at each other one day and said, ‘We’re having a lot of fun together.’”

The Hollywood Couple reunited

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Deciding to take the big step, Douglas proposed to her with an antique 10-carat Fred Leighton diamond ring estimated at $1 million. The couple welcomed their first child, a son, Dylan in August 2000 just before their wedding before later expanding their family with the birth of their daughter, Carys in April 2003.

However, after 13 years of marriage, Zeta-Jones and Douglas announced their separation which lasted for a year, and by 2014, they were back together as husband and wife. The brief separation seems to have strengthened their love and commitment to each other as the 53-year-old stood firmly behind her husband when he was accused of sexual misconduct by an ex-employee in 2018.

Zeta-Jones revealed the couple’s stance on matters relating to sexual harassment in the workplace in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “My reaction was that as two people who have been in this business – him longer than me — was that we support Me Too and the movement more than anybody, anybody – me as a woman, him as a man,” she told the outlet. “There was no other way than to be preemptive in a story that had to be watched. He did a statement, he did it. I think it’s very clear the way that he stands. I cannot elaborate on something that’s so very personal to him.”

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Lisa Marie Presley Honored In Special Way During 2023 Grammy Awards

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The only child of the late Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, died suddenly last month. It was reported that she suffered from cardiac arrest but the cause of her death is still being determined at this time. Lisa Marie was honored at the 65th annual Grammy Awards.

She was included during the “In Memoriam” section of the show featuring performances by Mick Fleetwood, Bonnie Raitt, and Sheryl Crow. The tribute came just after what would have been her 55th birthday.

Lisa Marie Presley honored during the Grammy Awards

THE TALK, (from left): Sara Gilbert, Lisa Marie Presley
THE TALK, (from left): Sara Gilbert, Lisa Marie Presley, (Season 3, aired Feb. 15, 2013). photo: Lisette M. Azar / ©CBS / courtesy Everett Collection

On her birthday, her mother Priscilla Presley wrote a tribute to her daughter and shared that she hopes to protect her grandchildren. She shared, “Today would have been Lisa’s 55th birthday. My wish is to protect my three grandchildren and keep our family together. From the first moment I held Lisa in my arms, I’ve protected, loved and guided her, as I have my son. Our hearts are broken, and I am learning to live without my only daughter.”

RELATED: Elvis Presley’s Only Daughter, Lisa Marie Presley Dies At 54 Following Heart Attack

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Lisa Marie’s final public appearance was at the Golden Globe awards, where she was seen with Priscilla. Both stars congratulated Austin Butler on his win for his portrayal of Elvis in the biopic, a film that both Priscilla and Lisa Marie praised.

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12 July 2020 – Benjamin Keough, Son of Lisa Marie Presley and Grandson of Elvis Presley, Dead at 27 From Apparent Suicide. File photo: 7 May 2015 – Hollywood, California – Lisa Marie Presley. “Mad Max: Fury Road” Los Angeles Premiere held at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Photo Credit: Byron Purvis/AdMedia Image Collect

It has now been reported that Lisa Marie was losing weight and had plastic surgery done in order to look her best for the movie events. She had also reportedly begun using opioids again after surgery, something she has struggled with over the years.

RELATED: Hollywood Stars React To The Sudden Death Of Lisa Marie Presley

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