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1. Demi Lovato is ready to date an alien: 'I am so tired of humans!'

Demi Lovato is ready to have some close encounters. When the singer and UFO investigator was asked on Face to Face with Becky G if they "would date an ET," their response was an enthusiastic yes. "I am so tired of humans!" Lovato proclaimed. "I am so tired of humans and their human bulls---. I am so over it! Bring me an alien!" Lovato launched a show this year focused on investigating the existence of aliens — a term they have insisted is "derogatory" — and claims to have "made contact" already "by meditating and looking up and seeing things in the sky that weren't there when I started meditating." And that, kids, is how I met your alien father.

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2. Christopher Walken destroyed real Banksy art for a show

Some Banksy artwork was harmed in the making of a new Christopher Walken show. A scene from the BBC series The Outlaws, which was filmed in Banksy's hometown, sees Walken's character paint over the legendary street artist's work — and it turns out Walken legitimately painted over real Banksy art during filming. "We can confirm that the artwork at the end of The Outlaws was an original Banksy, and that Christopher Walken painted over that artwork during the filming of this scene, ultimately destroying it," a spokesperson said. Before you get too upset, though, set designers apparently had Banksy's permission to paint over the art — unless ... could Banksy be Walken himself? Hmm.

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3. Adele says Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Richie 'humanized me'

After years of avoiding it, Adele said hello to some celebrity friends, and she has no regrets. A new Rolling Stone profile describes when the singer "finally caved" and made friends with some fellow famous people after intentionally trying not to do so for years. She specifically opened up about the fact that friendships with her neighbors Nicole Richie and Jennifer Lawrence "humanized" her, recalling, "I had avoided talking to anyone that was ever famous in any capacity, because I was like, 'Well, I'm not famous.' I'm very British like that." What she appreciated most, she added, is that when they were together, "​​we never spoke about work," which, considering that's usually all anyone wants to talk about, "was amazing."

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4. Will Smith's mom caught him and his girlfriend in a...compromising position

Now this is a story ... you might wish Will Smith hadn't shared. In his book, the actor recalls his mom once walked in on him and his girlfriend "deep in throes of reckless lovemaking" on the kitchen floor. His girlfriend at the time was apparently staying with him and his parents, and his mom walked in on them at 4:00 in the morning while just trying to get coffee. "As a teenager, outside of physical injury, you cannot feel worse than having your mother catch you and your girlfriend doggy-style on her kitchen floor," Smith writes, adding of all the stories in the memoir, "this is the individual moment of personal behavior that makes the least sense to me."


5. Aaron Sorkin defends casting Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball

Aaron, you've got some 'splainin to do! Aaron Sorkin, director of Being the Ricardos, responded to critics confused by his decision to cast Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball. Some have complained Kidman doesn't look a whole lot like the iconic comedian, suggesting Debra Messing should have gotten the role instead. But Sorkin told The Hollywood Reporter, "finding an actress who looked like Lucille Ball wasn't important to me" and that he wasn't "looking for a physical or vocal impersonation." Sorkin also defended "having an actor who was born in Spain playing a character who was born in Cuba" by casting Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, saying that despite the criticism, "I'm very comfortable with it."

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