Meryl Streep files trademark to protect her name

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Meryl Streep files trademark to protect her name

Name-dropping Meryl Streep is going to cost you.

The actress, 68, filed a trademark to protect her name for “entertainment services, namely, live, televised, and movie appearances by a professional actress and entertainer” on Jan. 22, according to United States Patent and Trademark Office records obtained by Page Six on Monday.

Her name is also protected for “personal appearances, speaking engagements; autograph signings” and “providing a website featuring content in the field of motion pictures.”

Streep’s move comes just days HBO announced that she is set to join the “Big Little Lies” cast for its second season. She will play Mary Louise Wright, the mother of Alexander Skarsgard’s character.

The application fee for an electronic filing is between $225 and $400. No word on how she paid, but Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld once called her cheap.

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Jennifer Hudson to Play Aretha Franklin In Biopic

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Jennifer Hudson to Play Aretha Franklin In Biopic

MGM has acquired rights to develop an Aretha Franklin biopic and signed Jennifer Hudson to portray Franklin in the  untitled project.

Scott Bernstein (“Straight Outta Compton”) and music producer Harvey Mason are attached as producers. Mason was a producer on the “Sing” and “Pitch Perfect 2” soundtracks.

The casting of Hudson — who won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actress in “Dreamgirls” — was unveiled by Clive Davis at his Saturday night pre-Grammy party. He said that Franklin had personally selected Hudson for the role in the biopic.

The event sounds unbelievable and included performances by Barry Manilow, Luis Fonsi, Ben Platt, Alicia Keys, Khalid and Logic. Hudson concluded the performance by delivering a medley of Franklin’s hits including “Think,” “Rock Steady,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman.”

Word is miss Franklin hand picked Jennifer to play her. That’s gotta be an incredible moment, to have a legend say you’re good enough to represent her.

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Trump asks the Guggenheim for Van Gogh, but gets a toilet

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Trump asks the Guggenheim for Van Gogh, but gets a toilet

If you weren’t familiar, Trump, the president, has set out to defund the arts program around the US.  But that doesn’t stop the jackass from assuming the art world would provide him with one of its most priceless pieces, right? Ass.

The First Couple had asked the Guggenheim to borrow Van Gogh’s 1888 “Landscape with Snow” painting for their private White House quarters, but a curator responded that the museum no longer had the work.

However, the Upper East Side museum could offer the presidential couple another piece: a fully functional toilet made out of solid 18-karat gold entitled “America.”

The shimmering art piece, created by Italian-born artist Maurizio Cattelan, is estimated to have cost more than $1 million to make.

Curator Nancy Spector wrote back that the Van Gogh was a no-go, but pointed out that Cattelan’s interactive “America” was available after concluding a year-long exhibit in a public bathroom on the museum’s fifth floor. The toilet had been used by visitors but was available “should the President and First Lady have any interest,” Spector wrote.

Side note: Have you ever seen Trumps NYC penthouse? It’s quite possible he’s shit in a gold toilet already.

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Vile Weinstein details revealed by his assistant

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Vile Weinstein details revealed by his assistant

Harvey Weinstein made his personal assistant wipe down the furniture after his frequent office trysts and even pick up used syringes after he injected his penis with a Viagra-like drug, a new suit charges.

Sandeep Rehal “was required to be involved in and aware of the preparation for, and clean up after, Harvey Weinstein’s extremely prolific sexual encounters,” her Manhattan federal court suit says.

“Another ‘task’ Ms. Rehal was forced to do to aid Harvey Weinstein’s sexual encounters was to clean up the semen on the couch in Harvey Weinstein’s office… on a regular basis,” the suit says.

But the married 65-year-old producer needed a boost to consummate the frequent trysts, so Rehal provided that, too, she says in court papers.

The 26-year-old managed “the stock of Caverject shots for his erectile dysfunction,” referring to the medication that’s injected directly into the penis.

“She had to obtain the shots and keep them stocked in a ?cabinet behind her desk at Harvey Weinstein’s TWC office,” the suit says, using the initials of The Weinstein Company.

“Every time Harvey Weinstein went to meet a woman at a hotel, in the office, or elsewhere, which occurred on average at least three times a week when he was in New York, Ms. Rehal was required as part of her job to provide [him] with a shot, which she placed in his jacket pocket or in a brown paper bag,” the suit states.

After he’d administer the cringe-worthy injection and have sex with a stable of “girls” that Rehal maintained in a list, she’d retrieve the used syringes and condoms from hotel rooms before “housekeeping personnel would do their work,” the suit says.

The list, called “Harvey’s Friends,” had the women’s names with asterisks next to his favorites.

When Weinstein’s regular London doctor stopped prescribing him the impotence drugs, he paid Rehal a $500 bonus to find him a replacement supply, the suit says.

“In a futile attempt to minimize Harvey Weinstein’s comments about her appearance, Ms. Rehal started wearing pants,” she says in the suit.

He allegedly responded by complaining, “You used to dress so cute and now what’s going on?”

He demeaned his assistant by calling her a “c—t” and a “p—y,” in front of other company staff and reminded them who was the boss, the suit says.

“He bragged about his power, stating to Ms. Rehal and other employees, ‘I am Harvey Weinstein and you are at Weinstein University. I decide whether or not you graduate,” court papers state.

On numerous occasions he uttered, “What’s wrong Sandeep, is the tampon up too far today?” OOOooooh I want to cut him so bad.

Rehal worked at TWC for two years before quitting in February 2015 because she “couldn’t take it anymore.”

“Although Harvey Weinstein told Ms. Rehal when he hired her that “he was ‘a tough guy and hard to work for,’ she could never have imagined how awful and terrifying her job would be.” she says in the suit.

“As a result of the hostile work environment caused by the incessant sexual harassment, Ms. Rehal has suffered, and continues to suffer from severe emotional distress, anxiety, depression, humiliation, fear, anguish and loss of self-esteem,” the filing states.

She’s suing Weinstein, The Weinstein Company and the firm’s executives for unspecified ?damages.?

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Matt Lauer kicked out of his Hamptons mansion

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Matt Lauer kicked out of his Hamptons mansion

Matt Lauer has reportedly been kicked out of his $36 million Hamptons compound by his wife.

This comes months after being disgraced and fired from Today Show for banging loads of women in his dungeon office.

Annette Roque, who Lauer has been married to for 19 years, forced him out of the estate where they live with their three children over the weekend, according to Page Six.

A source close to the family said Lauer is staying at a home nearby so he can be close to the two kids who still live at home. His oldest son attends a boarding prep school.

This move comes just weeks after multiple women came forward to accuse the disgraced anchor of inappropriate sexual behavior

Then,m just this past week, Lauer’s former co-anchor Ann Curry spoke about her time on Today for the first time, saying their was a culture of verbal sexual harassment on the |NBC morning show.

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The Razzie Award Nominations are out!

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The Razzie Award Nominations are out!

The year’s biggest film flops and failures have been taken to task by the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards, which just revealed its latest batch of nominations.

The exhausting Transformers franchise dominates, its latest sequel, The Last Knight, earning nine nominations, with Fifty Shades Darker following close behind on eight.

WORST PICTURE

“Baywatch”

“The Emoji Movie”

“Fifty Shades Darker”

“The Mummy”

“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST ACTRESS

Katherine Heigl, “Unforgettable”

Dakota Johnson, “Fifty Shades Darker”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Mother!”

Tyler Perry, “BOO! 2: A Medea Halloween”

Emma Watson, “The Circle”

WORST ACTOR

Tom Cruise, “The Mummy”

Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Jamie Dornan, “Fifty Shades Darker”

Zac Efron, “Baywatch”

Mark Wahlberg, “Daddy’s Home 2” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Javier Bardem, “Mother!” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”

Russell Crowe, “The Mummy”

Josh Duhamel, “Transformers: Last Knight”

Mel Gibson, “Daddy’s Home 2”

Anthony Hopkins, “Collide” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kim Basinger, “Fifty Shades Darker”

Sofia Boutella, “The Mummy”

Laura Haddock, “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Goldie Hawn, “Snatched”

Susan Sarandon, “A Bad Moms Christmas”

WORST SCREEN COMBO

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys or Two Sexual Positions, “Fifty Shades Darker”

Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots or Two Explosions, “Transformers: The Last Knight”

Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, “The Emoji Movie”

Johnny Depp and His Worn Out Drunk Routine, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Careers Tell No Tales”

Tyler Perry and Either the Ratty Old Dress or Worn Out Wig, “BOO! 2: A Madea Halloween”

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL

“Baywatch”

“BOO 2: A Medea Halloween”

“Fifty Shades Darker”

“The Mummy”

“Transformers: The Last Knight”

WORST DIRECTOR

Darren Aronofsky, “Mother!”

Michael Bay, “Transformers: The Last Knight”

James Foley, “Fifty Shades Darker”

Alex Kurtzman, “The Mummy”

Anthony (Tony) Leondis, “The Emoji Movie”

WORST SCREENPLAY

“Baywatch”

“The Emoji Movie”

“Fifty Shades Darker”

“The Mummy”

“Transformers: The Last Knight”

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Kim and Kanye name new baby girl “Chicago”

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Kim and Kanye name new baby girl “Chicago”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West chose a very interesting name for baby #3 — Chicago … Kanye’s home town.

Kim announced the name on her app by simply posting “Chicago West” on her KKW website.

No pics yet! Kim and Kanye had their third child via surrogate, who gave birth Monday to a healthy girl weighing 7 lbs. 6 oz. Kim was in the delivery room during the birth, and we’re told she was the first person to have skin-to-skin contact with the baby.

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