DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg sells Utah cabin for $11.6 million

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DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg sells Utah cabin for $11.6 million

On a scenic Utah mountain, the 14,100-square-foot home of movie magnate Jeffrey Katzenberg has sold for $11.6 million.

The longtime Disney executive, who co-founded DreamWorks SKG in 1994, first listed the property seven years ago for $20.5 million, records show.

Set on 1.57 acres, the tree-filled retreat enjoys views of Deer Valley and nearby ski runs. Generous use of wood and stone make for a lodge-vibe interior, which was handled by Naomi Leff. She also designed Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Ranch in Colorado.

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Louvre credits Beyoncé and Jay Z with record visitor total

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Louvre credits Beyoncé and Jay Z with record visitor total

The Louvre saw a record 10.2 million visitors walk through its doors in 2018 and says Beyoncé and Jay-Z are a big part of the reason why.

In a press release touting the number, a 25% increase from 2017, the museum credited the couple’s music video “Apes–t” with driving interest to one of the world’s premier collections of art.

“The recovery of tourism in France — especially in Paris — boosted visitor attendance in 2018, as did the flagship exhibition ‘Delacroix (1798–1863),’” museum director Jean-Luc Martinez said. “Elsewhere in the world, interest in the Louvre was bolstered by the Louvre Abu Dhabi (which recently celebrated its first anniversary), and by Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “Apes–t” video, with its tribute to some of the museum’s greatest artworks.”

Released in June as the lead video for the couple’s collaborative album, “Everything is Love,” the sumptuous clip depicts the couple posing alongside some of the most renown pieces from the museum’s collection, including Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” Rosso Fiorentino’s “Pietà” and the “Venus de Milo.”

Inspired by the video – and, one assumes, its enormous YouTube view count – the museum launched a 90-minute “Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Louvre” tour in July.

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Ellen DeGeneres called the Academy to get Kevin Hart reinstated as Oscars host

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Ellen DeGeneres called the Academy to get Kevin Hart reinstated as Oscars host

Ellen DeGeneres is facing widespread backlash on Twitter over her interview with Kevin Hart, in which she dismissed those who have criticized the comic for making homophobic comments as ‘haters’ and ‘trolls.’

Appearing on Friday’s episode of the Ellen DeGeneres show, the veteran talk show host revealed that she has been lobbying the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to again extend an offer to Hart to host the 91st Oscars ceremony next month, as she confessed she ‘really wants him to host’.

Two days after he was tapped for the high-profile gig, Hart backed out when some of his tweets deriding homosexuals from a decade ago resurfaced.

‘There are so many haters out there,’ DeGeneres said, referring to Hart’s detractors. ‘Don’t pay attention to them. That’s a small group of people being very, very loud. We’re a huge group of people who love you and want to see you host the Oscars.’  

She later doubled down on her argument, saying that ‘trolls’ are going to win if Hart does not host the Academy Awards.

After the video of DeGeneres’ interview with Hart went up online, Twitter exploded with messages accusing Ellen of turning her back on the LGBTQ community for the sake of her celebrity pal.

‘I can think of at least 50 openly gay up and coming comedians who deserve your awesome platform more than douche canoe Kevin and his blatant push for the Oscars gig,’ actor Harry Cook tweeted.  AGREED

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Bill Burr sells charming Los Feliz villa

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Bill Burr sells charming Los Feliz villa

Variety reported this week that comedian Bill Burr sold this adorable Mediterranean house in the hip regions of Los Feliz, Ca. for a cool $1.65 million.

Obscured by a thicket of palm trees and secured behind a high wall with gates that open to what marketing materials described as a “courtyard oasis,” the 1923 Mediterranean villa offers three and potentially four bedrooms and three vintage bathrooms in 2,663-square-feet.

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Olivia Newton-John responds to rumors of her impending death

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Olivia Newton-John responds to rumors of her impending death

Olivia Newton-John has spoken out after claims she was on her deathbed.

After reports began circulating that the singer’s condition had taken a turn for the worse, with claims that her body was “shutting down” and that she only had “weeks” to live, Newton-John reassured her fans that she was doing just fine.

In a video posted to her social media account on Wednesday, the 70-year-old Grease actress — who announced in 2017 she’d been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer that has spread to her back — borrowed the words of Mark Twain and explained that the recent claims were merely “greatly exaggerated” rumors.

“Happy New Year, everyone!” a bright and cheery Newton-John happily exclaimed in the clip. “I just want to say the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated, to quote a very famous quote, and I’m doing great and I want to wish all of you the happiest, healthiest 2019 that’s possible.”

“Thank you all for the wonderful love and support for me and for my Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia,” she added.

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Angelina Jolie not ruling out political career

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Angelina Jolie not ruling out political career

Angelina Jolie hinted Friday that she might enter politics – and even seek the White House.

“If you asked me 20 years ago, I would’ve laughed… I always say I’ll go where I’m needed, I don’t know if I’m fit for politics… but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet,” the 43-year-old Hollywood actress said in an interview with the BBC’s “Today.”

“I am pretty open and out there. I can take a lot on the chin. That’s good. I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change,” she told host Justin Webb.

The California-born humanitarian and special envoy the UN Refugee Agency discussed a wide range of issues, including social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis – but also waded into politics.

“Right now I am able to work with a UN agency to do a lot of work directly with people in need,” she said.

“I’m also able to work with governments and I’m also able to work with militaries, and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done without a title and without it being about myself or my policies,” she continued.

Jolie added that “for now,” she would stay quiet.

That comment prompted Webb to press her on whether she could be on the list for the Democrats’ next presidential nomination, she coyly replied: “Thank you.”

And when asked about the rise of nationalism under President Trump and his pursuit of an “America First” agenda, Jolie drew a distinction between patriotism and “narrow nationalism.”

“I am a patriot but I am also an internationalist and I love and value other people and other countries,” she said.

“To be a patriot is to be very proud of your country and even your country first but you do not think your country is better than others.”

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Angelina Jolie not ruling out political career

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Angelina Jolie not ruling out political career

Angelina Jolie hinted Friday that she might enter politics – and even seek the White House.

“If you asked me 20 years ago, I would’ve laughed… I always say I’ll go where I’m needed, I don’t know if I’m fit for politics… but then I’ve also joked that I don’t know if I have a skeleton left in my closet,” the 43-year-old Hollywood actress said in an interview with the BBC’s “Today.”

“I am pretty open and out there. I can take a lot on the chin. That’s good. I honestly will do whatever I think can really make change,” she told host Justin Webb.

The California-born humanitarian and special envoy the UN Refugee Agency discussed a wide range of issues, including social media, sexual violence and the global refugee crisis – but also waded into politics.

“Right now I am able to work with a UN agency to do a lot of work directly with people in need,” she said.

“I’m also able to work with governments and I’m also able to work with militaries, and so I sit in a very interesting place of being able to get a lot done without a title and without it being about myself or my policies,” she continued.

Jolie added that “for now,” she would stay quiet.

That comment prompted Webb to press her on whether she could be on the list for the Democrats’ next presidential nomination, she coyly replied: “Thank you.”

And when asked about the rise of nationalism under President Trump and his pursuit of an “America First” agenda, Jolie drew a distinction between patriotism and “narrow nationalism.”

“I am a patriot but I am also an internationalist and I love and value other people and other countries,” she said.

“To be a patriot is to be very proud of your country and even your country first but you do not think your country is better than others.”

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