The daily gossip: Kim Kardashian buys iconic necklace worn by Princess Diana, Jerrod Carmichael reportedly burned a bridge with Golden Globes boss, and more
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Kim Kardashian buys iconic necklace worn by Princess Diana for almost $200,000
The ghost of Marilyn Monroe can have a break from haunting Kim Kardashian. Now, it's Princess Diana's turn. Kardashian has purchased an iconic diamond necklace that was once worn by Princess Diana at auction for almost $200,000, TMZ reports. Diana famously wore the purple Attalah Cross necklace in 1987 at a charity gala in London after it was loaned to her from the Garrard jewelry company. "The cross was only ever worn by the princess, and following her death, it was never seen in public again until now," a press release said. The purchase comes after Kardashian controversially wore an iconic Marilyn Monroe dress to the Met Gala last year and had to deny allegations she permanently damaged it. But she is "on the auction circuit quite a bit," TMZ notes, and has reportedly previously purchased items owned by Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy, and more. She won't own them for long, though, after they're all stolen by Nicolas Cage in National Treasure 3.
Golden Globes boss reportedly 'shocked and upset' by host Jerrod Carmichael's monologue
The group behind the Golden Globes has been content to watch everyone in Hollywood get eviscerated by the host each year, but turn focus to them and it's officially gone too far. Comedian Jerrod Carmichael recently hosted the Golden Globes and opened by brutally stating he was only selected "because I'm Black," as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association had sparked backlash for its lack of diversity. Carmichael then revealed he was being paid $500,000 to host and recalled saying "no thanks" when Helen Hoehne, president of the "embattled white organization," asked to meet, calling this a "trap." Well, The Hollywood Reporter now reports "being name-checked so prominently" in Carmichael's monologue "left Hoehne shocked and upset," and she was "seen being consoled by friends in the ballroom bar." The "whole thing was so awkward and uncomfortable," a source told the outlet. From the sound of it, Carmichael's punishment might be never being invited to host the Golden Globes ever again. Actually, is that a punishment?
Selena Gomez gets her dream guest for 'Only Murders': Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep has entered the Building. The legendary actress is joining Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez in the next season of Only Murders in the Building. Gomez dropped the casting bombshell via a video taken from the set. "The gang is back," she says as she pans around the room. "Could this honestly get any better?" Moments later, Streep, who was apparently crouching down behind Gomez, pops her head into frame. Martin also shared a photo of the third season's stars — including Paul Rudd — and called this a "cast to dream of." In fact, that's quite literal for Gomez, who recently told Vogue that Streep would be her dream guest on the show. Streep's TV credits have come less frequently than her film roles, though she still has three Emmys under her belt. Moments after her casting was announced, every upcoming Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award race was immediately declared to no longer be a contest.
Freddie Prinze Jr. slams Sarah Michelle Gellar's 'bulls--t' treatment on 'Buffy'
Allow Freddie Prinze Jr. to serve as Sarah Michelle Gellar's anger translator when it comes to her time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In a new Hollywood Reporter profile, Gellar vowed she will "never tell" the "full story" behind her experience on Buffy — whose creator, Joss Whedon, has been accused of abusive behavior — while admitting it wasn't an "ideal working situation." But her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., was less inclined to hold back. "She had to deal with a lot of bulls--t on that show for all seven years it was on," he told the Reporter, slamming "the stuff they pressed upon her, without any credit or real salary, while she was often the only one doing 15-hour days." Meanwhile, Gellar's co-star Emma Caulfield said "there was a tremendous amount of resentment and animosity [toward her] from a certain someone — and I suppose now we can all guess who." Yeah, we don't exactly need Sherlock Holmes to solve this mystery.
Nobody on 'Jeopardy!' knew what 'The Fabelmans' is
What is … Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans? No, seriously, what is it? That question stumped not one, but three Jeopardy! contestants on last night's show, all of whom failed to recognize the basic premise of the film that could win the Oscar for Best Picture. The category was "summing up the Spielberg movie," and the clue read, "Young cinema lover Sammy represents cinema lover Steven Spielberg," describing the director's 2022 movie that has been a major contender in the awards race. The first player to ring in wrongly guessed Martin Scorsese's Hugo, while the second was even more incorrect, guessing 1999's 8mm — you know, the crime-thriller about snuff films? To be fair, this episode would have been shot months ago, so perhaps the players would recognize The Fabelmans now after its Golden Globe wins. But Us Weekly's Mara Reinstein tweeted after the triple stumper, "I'm starting to think only critics saw it." Sounds like a Best Picture Oscar winner to us!