Adam Sandler is recovering from hip surgery, using a cane to walk
Adam Sandler is walking with a cane after undergoing hip surgery, People reported on Tuesday (Sept. 20). The “Hustle” star, 56, was spotted using the cane for assistance while walking around Los Angeles with his wife and teenage daughters earlier this month. According to his rep, Adam was planning to have the surgery between other commitments; it wasn’t related to a new or sudden injury. the actor did tell Entertainment Tonight earlier this year that he was injured while shooting the basketball flick “Hustle,” as he frequently hit the court with his co-stars to shoot hoops — including NBA players involved in the film. The groin injury he apparently sustained was painful enough that he told ET he was “still limping around like a fool” a year after the incident. Despite his recovery, he still plans to hit the road for a two week-long comedy tour starting Oct. 15, his rep said. Per People, the surgery took place “around Labor Day.”
Paris Hilton begs Instagram for help finding her lost Chihuahua
Paris Hilton says she’s “desperate” to find her lost Chihuahua after “Diamond Baby” the dog wandered off while Paris was at a photo shoot last week. The hotel chain heiress shared a string of posts on social media enlisting fans to help her track down the pup in return for a “big reward.” In the meantime, the star says she’s done everything she can think of to round up her beloved pooch. “We have hired a pet detective, a dog whisperer, a pet psychic and looking into dog finding drones now,” Paris wrote, in part, on Instagram on Monday (Sept. 19). She also shared photos and video of the dog, including a clip in which Diamond Baby is decked out in a robe on a fluffy looking bed while sitting in front of a laptop that’s decorated with her name and plenty of pink bedazzlement. “This is so incredibly hard for me to post because I’ve been at a loss of words,” Paris wrote on Monday. “Diamond Baby @HiltonPets has been missing since last Wednesday. I was at a photoshoot and we’re moving houses and one of the movers must have left a door open.😭💔 My family and friends have been helping me search high and low throughout my entire neighborhood and have gone door to door but we still haven’t found her,” she continued. Later in the post, Paris appealed to Instagram users’ empathy, writing, “Anyone who has ever loved a pet and lost a pet will understand this pain that I’m feeling – My heart is broken 💔 I have been in tears … I feel like part of me is missing and nothing is the same without her here.” She added that she and Diamond Baby “were inseparable,” explaining that she worried about going public with news of the dog’s disappearance “… but I’m desperate and the more time that passes, the farther away I feel from the chances are of me getting her back.” Sharing a gmail address for “finddiamondbaby,” Paris vowed, “There will be a big reward for her return and NO questions asked.”
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Twitter deems Princess Charlotte, 7, a ‘total boss’ for telling Prince George, 9, when to bow at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Britain’s Princess Charlotte may only be 7, but she’s already being branded an “icon” on Twitter, thanks to an adorable move caught by the cameras at her great-grandmother’s funeral. The moment came as Charlotte stood beside her big brother, Prince George, 9, at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral in London on Monday (Sept. 19), awaiting the passage of the royal coffin following the monarch’s service at Westminster Abbey. Clad in all black, the princess leaned over to her brother at one point, and clearly told him, “You need to bow.” The 9-year-old royal — who’s now second in line to the throne — followed his little sister’s cue and executed a graceful bow, while Charlotte curtsied as the coffin passed by on the royal hearse. “‘You need to bow’. Princess Charlotte is so sassy I love it! Even when Prince George is king she’ll still be bossing him about,” one person tweeted, sharing a clip of the exchange. “Princess Charlotte is only seven and already an icon for telling her brother, future king, to bow, I can’t deal,” another user quipped. “What a total boss …,” wrote a third. Charlotte also got Twitter props for her accessories, particularly the diamond horseshoe brooch she wore in honor of her great-grandmother’s lifelong love of horses. Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8 at age 96 after a historic, 70-year reign. She’s succeeded by her son, King Charles III.
Chris Redd joins ‘SNL’ mass exodus ahead of Season 48 premiere
Et tu, Chris Redd?! Yep, this year’s mass exodus of “Saturday Night Live” stars now also includes Chris, who announced his exit from the sketch show this week. Best known for his spot-on impersonations of Kanye West, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and others, Chris is the eighth cast member who won’t return for the show’s 48th season. “Being a part of ‘SNL’ has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into ’30 Rock’ knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth,” Chris, 37, said in a statement, published by the New York Times on Monday (Sept. 19). “Now, with friends who have become family and memories I will cherish forever, I’m grateful to [creator] Lorne Michaels and to the entire ‘SNL’ organization. From the bottom of my heart, I can’t thank you all enough.” Looking ahead, Chris, who joined “SNL” in 2017 and won an Emmy Award for his 2018 song “Come Back Barack,” stars in an upcoming comedy special on HBO Max called, “Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This?” among other projects. He joins exiting former co-stars Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Melissa Villaseñor, Alex Moffat and Aristotle Athari in saying goodbye to the show.
Jon Hamm finally addresses THAT rumor about his tight ‘Mad Men’ pants
They say the internet never forgets and we suspect Jon Hamm would agree. Nearly a decade after the actor’s ’60s-style, slim-fit suit pants on “Mad Men” spawned a rumor that he was going au naturel beneath his ad exec look, Howard Stern asked to him to clear things up once and for all. On the Monday (Sept. 19) edition of the shock jock’s eponymous show, Howard asked Jon directly about the rumor, which first surfaced in 2013 via the Daily News, which claimed a production staffer on “Mad Men” asked Jon to start wearing a layer of … shall we say … protective Hanes beneath his snugly styled pants on the show. “I have worn underwear every single day of my life, Howard,” Jon asserted on the Sirius XM show, asking, “who doesn’t” wear something beneath their pants. “With a suit? Come on. I love a comfy boxer brief, thank you very much. I like a breathable cotton … Who doesn’t?” he insisted. Next month, Jon reunites with his longtime “Mad Men” co-star, John Slattery, for their new film, “Confess, Fletch,” which hits Showtime on Oct. 28.
Simon Cowell details hilarious first encounter with Kelly Clarkson on ‘Idol’
Kelly Clarkson got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday (Sept. 19), two decades after her “American Idol” win launched a long and fruitful career in music and TV. That success is apparently no surprise to Kelly’s pal and former “Idol” judge Simon Cowell, however. As he told the crowd at her star ceremony in Los Angeles, Kelly’s had a laser-sharp determination to succeed since he first met her on “Idol” — and she basically told him to leave her alone. Recalling how her performance floored him at a time when he had doubts about the whole series, he told Kelly: “I went up to you afterwards because, obviously, I was thinking, ‘I think you’re gonna win this show.’ I said, ‘I just want to say, that was amazing, Kelly, and I am here.'” He continued: “You turned around to me and said, ‘Simon … Without being rude, I would much rather we do not talk. Seriously. Until the end of the series.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow, what does that mean?'” he recalled as Kelly’s jaw dropped and she laughed. “It means stay away from me. I know what I’m doing. I’m focused,'” he continued, translating her comments from way back when. Kelly then jumped on the mic to clarify. “I didn’t wanna talk to anyone involved that was voting us through!” she said. “I was just trying to be respectful of the environment. And also, I didn’t want you getting in my head, man! You mess with all those people!” Chuckling, Simon chimed back in: “It’s taken her 20 years to get that out, my God. It’s like a therapy session.” In the end, he said, it was Kelly who “validated” what they were doing on “Idol.” Former “Idol” judges Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and producer Jason Holler also helped Kelly celebrate her new star.
Lil Nas X responds to religious protesters by sending them pizza
When protesters carrying signs emblazoned with messages like “Jesus is God: Even Demons Know This” appeared outside Lil Nas X’s show in Boston on Sunday (Sept. 18), the openly gay singer responded by sending them pizza and announcing he’d fallen in love with one of them. The “Montero (Call Me By My Name)” artist first retweeted a fan site video of the protesters, which he captioned, “Just told my team to send them pizza, this is really good promo!” A few hours later, Nas X tweeted an update that showed his team members approaching the protesters while holding the pizza out for them in outstretched arms. A person with a megaphone declined to take the free meal before the camera zoned in on a young protester in a black “Christ’s Forgiveness Ministries Revival” T-shirt. As Sufjan Stevens’ romantic “Mystery of Love” played over the clip, the camera panned back again to the same man. “Update,” Nas X captioned the second clip. “They didn’t want the pizza but I accidentally fell in love with one of the homophobic protestors.” As retweets and likes piled up on that thread, Nas X returned to Twitter the next day to remind the world he just “can’t stop thinking about the cute homophobic guy thst was protesting my concert last night,” adding, “i just know we had a connection. i miss him so much man. i’m nothing without him.”