From Bugattis to entire wineries, some of Hollywood’s power couples do not mess around when it comes to gift-giving.
Kanye West is an overachiever on holidays and special occasions in choosing presents for his wife, Kim Kardashian. He’s given her everything from a multi-million dollar replacement engagement ring to a customized Hermès Birkin bag, and how can we forget about that gorgeous wall of white roses he gifted her for Mother’s Day in 2015? Kim matched Kanye’s gift-giving abilities … read more

Leah Remini is fighting the good fight against Scientology with her new A&E series and with her efforts to promote it. She’s telling the harrowing stories of everyday Scientologists who lost life savings, free will and their basic safety and wellbeing to the cult. This isn’t new information to those of us who have followed Scientology, but there’s still a large percentage of the public who have been hoodwinked by the cult, which hides behind a veneer of religious freedom, and who don’t … read more

Damien Chazelle likes jazz music. But more than blaming his musical obsession for La La Land, I suppose I can blame Carl Van Vechten. It is, after all, Van Vechten’s 1926 novel Nigger Heaven that fueled white interest in the Harlem Renaissance and led to the gentrification of the neighborhood’s nightclubs and brownstones. White interest in Harlem and jazz music became widespread and likely indirectly led to Chazelle’s father’s interest in jazz. After a November screening of La La Land, Chazelle … read more

Leah Remini is acutely aware of Tom Cruise’s opinion of her since she left the Church of Scientology in 2013. The outspoken actress imagined what the 54-year-old actor would say to her during an interview with Larry King last Friday. “He wouldn’t say anything to me, because he thinks I’m the devil,” Remini told the TV and radio host. “He honestly believes ― Tom and most Scientologists, all Scientologists, are taught to believe that people like me are literally the devil, that we mean … read more

Mother-daughter time! Katie Holmes shared a series of photos with her mini-me, Suri Cruise, as they celebrated the actress’ 38th birthday on Sunday, December 18.
“Birthday vibes,” Holmes captioned an Instagram photo with her 10-year-old daughter, whom she shares with ex-husband Tom Cruise. The birthday girl then posted another shot of Suri smiling for the camera. “So grateful today,” Holmes wrote alongside several red and pink heart emojis. The Batman Begins actress also shared pictures of birthday … read more

A new report by journalist and Scientology writer Tony Ortega claims that Shelly Miscavige, the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, has been spotted twice in the past year in Crestline, California, not far from a Scientology compound.
You’ve probably heard former Scientologist Leah Remini talk about David Miscavige. She and many others, including Ortega, claim that Shelly has been missing since 2005. Remini even opened a missing person report with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2013, … read more

Low-key couple Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx flew to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Friday, December 16, for a private weekend getaway to celebrate her birthday, a source exclusively tells Us Weekly.
“Katie and Jamie took a private jet to Cabo on Friday morning from Van Nuys Airport [in Los Angeles],” the insider tells Us. “It was a quick trip in honor of Katie’s birthday. It was only them and two pilots on the plane.”
Upon their arrival, the notoriously quiet pair, who started dating in 2013, took a … read more

Leah Remini continued her vocal opposition to the Church of Scientologist and it’s practices during a recent interview with Larry King, during which she discussed the organization’s most-famous and devoted celebrity: Tom Cruise.
When asked hypothetically what the Jack Reacher: Never Go Back star might say to Remini now if given the chance, the actress responded that he wouldn’t dare speak to her because of the church’s striking teachings.
“He wouldn’t say anything to me, because he thinks … read more

Speaking her mind. Leah Remini said Tom Cruise thinks she’s Satan in an interview with Larry King released on Friday, December 16.
The actress, who grew up as a Scientologist but left the controversial church in 2013, was speaking to the veteran TV host while promoting her A&E docuseries Scientology and The Aftermath.
“He wouldn’t say anything to me, because he thinks I’m the devil,” she said when asked what Cruise would say to her these days. “He honestly believes … Tom and most … read more

Vikram Gandhi’s phenomenal Barry, a fictionalized biopic of Barack Obama’s first year at Columbia now playing on Netflix, opens with the 20-year-old student chain-smoking on a plane as it descends into Manhattan, his new home. It’s 1981. Cigarettes won’t be banned on planes for a decade, around the time Barack will meet and marry Michelle. That man doesn’t yet exist. Barry hasn’t embraced his future — he hasn’t even embraced his own name. The flight lands. He gets on the subway. He gets lost in … read more

And then there was one celebrity left standing.
After four days of polls and thousands of votes, you have narrowed it down to THE Celeb of the Year for 2016. The tournament started with 16 of the hottest and most-talked about stars from the past 12 months, including Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Taylor Swift , Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid – but they were no match for the final two, Adele and James Corden. In the battle of the Brits, you guys decided 2016 was the year of… The Late Late Show host James … read more

The Death Star blew up before I was born. Its pink-and-yellow cloud left a residue on the culture. We’ve inherited Luke Skywalker’s PTSD. Generations have witnessed that moment through rewinds and re-releases, and once mine grew old enough, we recreated it for ourselves with The Force Awakens’ supersize revamp and now Rogue One’s through-the-looking-glass reimagining of how it was done in the first place. Four decades after the damned thing first exploded, to see the killer ship’s blueprint onscreen … read more

We didn’t see this year coming, but we heard it from all sides. In Signal & Noise 2016, you’ll find the way we made sense out of all of that sound.
In 2016, the absurd and the almighty merged until you could no longer tell what was satire and what was deadly serious. We saw religion in a hot dog and beauty in a gassy corpse. The gasps of a ticklish man were terrifying, and a recycled commercial of O.J. Simpson, perhaps the first black athlete to become a corporate spokesman, sprinting to … read more

John Travolta is definitely “not interested” in watching Leah Remini’s Scientology docuseries. The actor, who just earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Robert Shapiro on “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” recently told E! News why he won’t be tuning in to A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” anytime soon. The actor said Scientology has “been nothing but helpful to me for 40 years, through all my losses of my mother, my girlfriend, … read more

It’s a good year to be John Travolta.
The movie star’s TV turn earned him a nomination at the 22nd Critics’ Choice Awards for his portrayal of attorney Robert Shapiro in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. “When this happens,” the 62-year-old told E! News’ Marc Malkin Sunday, “you kind of savor it.”
Indeed, television has been good to Travolta—but it hasn’t always been so good to his faith. Late last month, A&E premiered Leah Remini’s docu-series, Leah Remini: Scientology and … read more