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Kristen Stewart is engaged, wants to get married in an 'old T-shirt that has a tuxedo printed on it'
Kristen Stewart revealed Tuesday she and her girlfriend, Dylan Meyer, are engaged. The Twilight star made the announcement on The Howard Stern Show: "We're marrying, we're totally gonna do it," she said. "I wanted to be proposed to, so I think I very distinctly carved out what I wanted and she nailed it. It was really cute, she did very well." Meyer, a screenwriter, was spotted with Stewart in August 2019, and they confirmed their relationship later that year. Stewart said they met on a movie, but didn't see each other again for years afterward before they reconnected at a friend's birthday party — at which point she said "all bets were off." Stewart also revealed in 2019 she was planning to propose and "can't f---ing wait" to do so, adding, "I think good things happen fast." Stewart doesn't "want anyone walking anyone down any aisles," though, and even plans to wear "the best pair of Levi's ever" and an "old T-shirt that has a tuxedo printed on it."
Michael Jackson's youngest son gives first on-camera interview to push for climate action
Michael Jackson's youngest son, 19-year-old Bigi Jackson, spoke on camera for the first time in order to push world leaders at the COP26 summit to address the problem of climate change. "I do think it's important that we all know about it," said Bigi, who was formerly known as Blanket. "I think we have work to do, but our generation knows how important it is." Bigi Jackson's interview came just days after Michael Jackson's eldest son, 24-year-old Prince Jackson, also gave a rare interview to Good Morning Britain. "Because I'm the oldest, my father would always tell me I have to make sure that [my siblings are] taken care of and that I have to be the leader and lead by example," he said. "But, after his passing, and kind of us being thrown into the 'real world,' my siblings, honestly, they picked up the slack that I, unfortunately, left behind." In his own interview, Bigi confirmed that Prince and their sister, 23-year-old Paris Jackson, want to "make things that people hopefully enjoy, but also can benefit their lives."
Hilaria Baldwin drove to Vermont to find Alec Baldwin a place to privately mourn
Hilaria Baldwin didn't initially have a destination in mind when she got in a car with her children and cat and left their Greenwich Village home on Oct. 22. The day before, Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins had been killed when Hilaria Baldwin's husband, actor Alec Baldwin, fired what was supposed to be a prop firearm on the set in Santa Fe, New Mexico. "I didn't know where I was going, I just drove," Baldwin told The New York Post. "I just drove around and around and around with my kids." Hilaria eventually reached the town of Manchester, Vermont, where she said she brought Alec "to mourn Halyna's death. Alec had a really traumatic thing happen, and I am trying to limit the PTSD." Hilaria Baldwin shared photos over the weekend of her family celebrating Halloween: "Parenting through this has been an intense experience, to say the least," she wrote. "Today, we rallied to give them a holiday. Last min costumes ... but they were so happy and that warmed my mama heart."
Artists behind bisexual Superman comic reportedly needed LAPD protection
LAPD officers "were recently dispatched to patrol the homes of" illustrators and production staffers behind a comic that reveals Jon Kent, DC Comic's new Superman, is bisexual, TMZ reports. Angry fans "inundated the studios" behind the comic to complain about the announcement and make threats, and the studios subsequently called the LAPD, "requesting for patrols to keep an eye out," the report says. Luckily, TMZ writes that "nothing legitimate came from the threats" and the "situation has since settled down." DC Comics announced in October that Jon Kent, the son of Clark Kent who has taken over the mantle of Superman from his father, in a new issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El would come out as bisexual and begin a same-sex relationship. Writer Tom Taylor told The New York Times the "idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity" and "for so many people having the strongest superhero in comics come out is incredibly powerful."
Vanessa Bryant won't have to undergo psychiatric exam in lawsuit over Kobe Bryant crash photos
Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, won't have to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in her lawsuit against Los Angeles County. Magistrate Judge Charles F. Eick rejected the county's request for Bryant to undergo the much-criticized exam to prove she suffered emotional distress as a result of sheriff's deputies allegedly sharing photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, CNN reports. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in California in 2020, and in her lawsuit, Vanessa Bryant alleges sheriff's deputies inappropriately "showed off" photos they took of the victims at the crash site; a photo of Kobe Bryant's remains was allegedly shown in a bar, according to NBC News. L.A. County requested Bryant undergo a psychiatric evaluation to show the photo leak, rather than the helicopter crash, caused her emotional distress, saying, "Plaintiffs cannot claim that they are suffering from ongoing depression, anxiety, and severe emotional distress and then balk at having to support their claims."