The daily gossip: Brad Pitt hunted for buried treasure, Bill Nye is now a married guy, and more
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Brad Pitt was 'obsessed' with hunting for buried treasure
Once upon a time in France … someone tricked Brad Pitt into spending a year hunting for non-existent buried treasure. In a new GQ profile, the actor recalled being approached by a man a few years ago who claimed his Château Miraval estate had millions of dollars of gold buried on its grounds, which was supposedly taken from the Levant during the Crusades. "I got obsessed," Pitt said. "Like for a year, this was all I could think about, just the excitement of it all." In fact, he went as far as to buy radar equipment and search all around the property — only to realize there was no buried treasure and the guy was just trying to get him to invest in a radar company. Pitt admits he was "pretty foolish" but reflected, "It was just the hunt that was exciting." So if Nicolas Cage ever wants to pick back up his quest for the Holy Grail, he knows who to call.
Bill Nye marries journalist Liza Mundy
Bill Nye is officially a married guy. The 66-year-old Bill Nye the Science Guy host has married journalist and author Liza Mundy, People reports. They reportedly tied the knot late last month in the Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Mundy is the author of books like Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, and according to People, the two met after Nye emailed her about a mention of his mom, a cryptanalyst, in the book. Robert Picardo, who played The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, officiated the wedding. This is Nye's second marriage, assuming you count the time he married Blair Tindall in 2006, only for the marriage to be annulled seven weeks later. Either way, congratulations are in order for Bill — Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill!
Diane Warren to get an honorary Oscar after whopping 13 losses
The Academy officially feels too badly about Diane Warren's absurd number of Oscar losses to not do something about it. The songwriter will receive an honorary Oscar next year, the Academy has announced, praising her for having "inspired generations of musical artists." Going back to 1988, Warren has been nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars a whopping 13 times, but she has still never won. She was most recently nominated this year, telling E! on the red carpet that "I hope I win" — only to lose yet again to Billie Eilish. Michael J. Fox is also set to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy announced. As usual, these honorary Oscar presentations aren't expected to be shown in full during the telecast. But don't worry: there will presumably be plenty of time for condescending Twitter polls about the year's best Marvel cameo.
Hailey Bieber sued for trademark infringement over skincare line
Hailey Bieber just launched her new skincare line last week, and she's already been slapped with a lawsuit. Purna Khatau and Phoebe Vickers, co-founders of the fashion company RHODE, have sued Bieber for trademark infringement over her skincare line, which is also called Rhode. In fact, they claim she actually asked to buy the rights to the name Rhode from them four years ago, but they declined to sell it — only for her to use the name anyway. Khatau and Vickers are seeking an injunction ordering Bieber to stop using the name Rhode, which is also her middle name. A source close to Bieber's brand told TMZ she owns the trademark for skincare, while the other company owns it for clothing. But Khatau says in the lawsuit it's "disappointing to me that an entrepreneurial woman, whom we've long been fans of, is trying to stifle what we have built."
Kim Kardashian tells her kids to stop making noise on 'The Tonight Show'
We all saw those adorable clips of people's kids interrupting Zoom meetings during the pandemic, but rarely has that happened in-person on an actual talk show. Kim Kardashian appeared Tuesday on The Tonight Show, but pretty soon into the interview, viewers could hear children making noise in the studio audience — which turned out to be Kardashian's sons, Psalm and Saint. So she stopped her conversation with Jimmy Fallon to ask them, "Guys, can you stop? This is like your first time at work with me, can you please?" Kardashian begged them to stop "making so much noise" before moving on to tell Fallon about her daughter North's recent birthday — and as she started talking, one of the kids started making even louder noise. They didn't do so while they were on camera, though, leaving open the possibility the noise was actually heckling from the ghost of Marilyn Monroe.