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*Apparently Denzel Washington is one mean mind-messer-upper! ? We say that because Katie Couric is still trippin’ over an “uncomfortable” encounter (interview) she says she had with Denzel back in 2004.

She spoke about what happened while appearing on the “Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino” podcast this week. The story came up because the host asked her the art of celebrity and political interviews.

At that point, Couric brought up her “Dateline” interview — which involved Washington, as well as Meryl Streep, during a promotional run for their film “The Manchurian Candidate.”

“I just remember leaving it and thinking, ‘God’ … I don’t think I said anything wrong … I don’t know what happened. Anyway, I think he must have been having a really bad day, because he later wrote a big check to my colon cancer organization, which I thought was super sweet.”

She continued, “I love him. I admire him so much, he’s one of my favorite actors, but I remember walking out feeling kind of shaken that he had gone after me in a way that was completely weirdly uncalled for.”

In that 2004 “Dateline” interview that Couric, 63, labels as “awkward,” she asked Washington if he agrees with the notion that “Hollywood folks should stick to acting.”

“I don’t know what Hollywood folks are, first of all,” Washington, 65, retorted. “Hollywood is a town that has some stars on the sidewalk. I don’t know anybody from there. So, I don’t — that’s like saying — calling you a ‘type’ of folks. I’m not a Hollywood folk. I don’t know who they are.”

“OK, all right, well, let me rephrase the question,” she responded. “Are you one of those people that —”

“Ah, there you go,” Washington interrupted. “Am I one of those people? Hmmm, isn’t that interesting?”

“Oh, stop, stop, stop,” Couric replied, to which Washington answered, “No, don’t stop. I heard what you just said. ‘Am I one of those people?’ No, I’m not.”

Couric countered by telling the star, “No, are you an actor who would rather not —”

“No, I’m not that either,” Washington added in response to being labeled an actor. “I’m a human being. My job is acting.”

Couric may have thought Washington was having a bad day, but folks over at LSA say she got a dose of Denzel’s reality that she wasn’t ready for:

Anjee Banjee: “So she tried Denzel and he set her straight”

Takestyle: “Denzel is always real. That’s unsettling for some people.”

Queen Bei: “I agree. Katie told him not to make her question seem loaded .. but it’s her question. She’s the journalist. She should choose her words wisely. Now she’s a victim. Denzel does not want to be referred to as Hollywood folk. And I don’t blame him.”

CleoTheKat: “Yet another reason why Denzel is the King of Hollywood without even having to try.”

me22: “Denzel Washington left her ass stuttering and stumbling. Glad he wasn’t having any of it.”

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Katie Couric says Denzel Washington left her ‘shaken’ during interview

In a recent interview with the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast, veteran Today Show host and NBC anchor, Katie Couric stated that one of her more difficult interviews was with Denzel Washington.

Couric stated that the 2004 interview left her ‘feeling kind of shaken,’ after the conversation veered into politics.

The interview was a part of the press junket for the film, The Manchurian Candidate, starring Washington and Meryl Streep. The film is a political and psychological thriller about a congressman running to be vice president who is controlled by a global corporation.

In the podcast interview, Couric said, “He’s one of my favorite actors, but I remember walking out feeling kind of shaken that he had gone after me in a way that was completely … weirdly uncalled for.”

According to Couric, the interview went downhill quickly after she asked him if he agreed with the sentiment that “Hollywood folks should stick to acting.”

The Academy Award-winning actor replied, “I don’t know what Hollywood folks are, first of all.” Washington went on to say, “Hollywood is a town that has some stars on the sidewalk. I don’t know anybody from there … I’m not a ‘Hollywood folk.’ I don’t know who they are.”

Couric then tries to rephrase her question asking, “Are you one of those people that … ” at which point the Oscar-winning actor jumps in to interrupt with, “Ah, there you go. Am I one of those people? Hmmm, isn’t that interesting?”

“Am I one of those people? No, I’m not,” he told her.

Couric countered by saying, “No, are you an actor who would rather not … “

“No, I’m not that either,” Washington interjected. “I’m a human being. My job is acting.”

By that point, the entire interview was off the rails.

In the podcast interview, Couric says that the iconic actor may just have been having “a bad day,” and that he later sent her a generous donation to her colon cancer charity founded after the death of her husband, Jay Monahan in 1998.

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Sad News! Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67 after tough battle with cancer

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last today in a Mumbai hospital. The news of his death was confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan. 67-year-old, Rishi was rushed to HN Reliance hospital last night. His wife Neetu Kapoor Singh was by his side. Later it was confirmed that he has been hospitalised for over a week.

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Confirming the news of Rishi’s death, Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !(sic)”

T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020

Rishi Kapoor too has been battling cancer since the last one and half years. He had been to the US for over a year for his cancer treatment. The ‘Bobby’ actor had returned to India in last September from New York. His family had refrained from revealing exactly what kind of cancer he was diagnosed with.

Last night when reports of him rushed to Mumbai hospital came out, his elder brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news while speaking to indianexpress.com. He said, “He is hospitalised. Neetu is by his side. He is not well.

Just after the death of Irrfan Khan, this is yet another blow to the Hindi film industry. Rishi is survived by his wife Neetu, son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.

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Charmed star Holly Marie Combs blames Trump for her grandfather’s death from coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs says President Donald Trump is personally responsible for the death of her grandfather, who passed away Sunday from coronavirus

The 46-year-old actress took to Twitter Monday to share the sad news, before sending a scathing message to the Commander-in-chief calling him ‘a disgrace to the human race’. 

Beneath one of Trump’s tweets, Combs wrote: ‘My grandfather died today. He voted for you. He believed you when you said this virus was no worse than the flu. He believed every lie you muttered and sputtered. He died today from Covid-19 one day after his 66th wedding anniversary.’

Combs, who is best known for starring alongside Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano in the TV drama Charmed, provided no further details about her grandfather’s death. 

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs says President Trump is personally responsible for the death of her grandfather, who passed away Sunday from coronavirus

Combs took to Twitter Monday, sending a  scathing to the Commander-in-chief calling him ‘a disgrace to the human race’

Following the posting of her tweet Monday, the actress was met with many sympathetic messages from fans sending condolences about the loss of her grandfather. 

However, others blasted the star saying it was irresponsible to place the blame on President Trump. 

‘Sorry for your loss but how dare you blame Trump! Absolutely disgraceful and your wonderful grandfather would probably feel the same way about your despicable behavior!’ one raged. 

Another wrote: ‘I am sorry for your loss. This is very weird to me- projecting blame for someone’s death? Unless someone actually pulls a trigger this is far fetched. Who should I blame for the countless relatives I have lost to cancer?’

However, Combs brushed off criticism about her controversial tweet, later posting: ‘Zero tolerance for Trumpers. Zero. Take it to someone else’s timeline. Not today Satan.’

Combs brushed off criticism about her controversial tweet just hours after announcing her grandfather’s passing 

Combs had lead roles in hit TV shows including Picket Fences and Pretty Little Liars, but is most famous for her role in Aaron Spelling’s teen drama, Charmed. 

The actress played Piper Halliwell in the supernatural series, which aired between 1998 and 2006. 

Like her Charmed co-stars, Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano, Combs has become an outspoken critic of the current Administration. 

In the days since announcing her grandfather’s death, she has continued to tweet constant criticism of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  

As of Wednesday morning, more than one million Americans have tested positive to the virus, and 59,000 have died.  

Combs is most famous for her role in Aaron Spelling’s teen drama, Charmed. The actress played Piper Halliwell in the supernatural series, which aired between 1998 and 2006. She is pictured at left 

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs blames Trump for her grandfather’s death from coronavirus

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The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine dead | Daily Mail Online

The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine dead: British actress, 83, loses 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease as family say they are ‘relieved she is not suffering anymore’

Jill Gascoine has died aged 83 following a ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease as her family say they are ‘relieved she is not suffering anymore.’

The British actress, best known for her TV role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in 1980s TV series The Gentle Touch, and spin-off C.A.T.S. Eyes and The Onedin Line, was married to fellow TV star, Alfred Molina, 66.

Her son Adam confirmed her death, writing on Facebook on Wednesday morning: ‘She suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years, so today was a thankful release.

Sad news: The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine has died aged 83 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease (pictured in 1996)

Acclaimed: Jill was perhaps best known for her role as DI Maggie Forbes in The Gentle Touch, a drama which ran on ITV from 1980-1984

‘The family is all well, and relieved that she’s not suffering any more.

‘Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be a memorial for Jill – who lived in a care home in Los Angles in the later stages of her life – “for a good while”, but the family are planning services in the US and UK.’

Adam added: ‘There will not be a memorial for a good while due to the current climate. The family will reach out once details have been arranged.

‘We are relieved she is not suffering anymore’: Jill’s son Adam shared this moving post on Facebook on Wednesday as he paid tribite to his mother

‘We will likely hold 2 services – one in London for the UK friends and family, and one in Los Angeles for the US side.

‘She was a wonderful human and a spirit of truth and absolute, unconditional love. There was no other.

‘I am happy she’s moved on. Please raise a glass. Be kind and love deeply (sic)”‘

Her love: Jill was married to fellow actor Alfred Molina (pictured), who was 16 years her junior

Jill also starred in TV series Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green, and in the 1990s she and Alfred moved to Los Angeles.

In 2009, she was due to join EastEnders as Glenda Mitchell – the mother of Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell – but later withdrew from the role and it was re-cast, with Glynis Barber taking on the part.

Speaking about the role, Jill previously said: ‘Having spent the last 15 years working in America … I felt on arrival I lacked the right experience to film such a big continuing drama.

‘I have tremendous respect for EastEnders and the cast so I don’t want to let the show or my fellow cast members down.

In the later stages of her career she became a novelist and published three books. It was widely reported that she suffered from depression for most of her life.

In 2016, husband Alfred confirmed his wife was ‘in a very advanced stage’ of Alzheimer’s disease.

Jill and Alfred married in 1986 and he was 16 years her junior. He adopted her sons, Adam and Sean, from her first marriage to Dundee hotelier Bill Keith.

Alfred has a daughter called Rachel from a previous relationship.

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Dr. Fauci thinks Brad Pitt “did great” impersonating him on “Saturday Night Live” – CBS News

Dr. Anthony Fauci has seen his face on T-shirts, bobblehead dolls and even donuts — but you know you’ve become a pop culture icon when “Saturday Night Live” does a skit about you. And Fauci was pleased to see he wasn’t portrayed by just anybody — Brad Pitt played him on last Saturday’ episode.

In an interview with Telemundo, the 79-year-old director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases reacted to the 56-year-old heartthrob’s portrayal. “I think he did great. I mean, I’m a great fan of Brad Pitt, and that’s the reason why when people ask me who’d I like to play me I mention Brad Pitt because he’s one of my favorite actors,” Fauci said.

“He showed he’s really a class act when at the end he took of his hair [wig] and he thanked me and all the health care workers,” Fauci continued. “So not only is he a really great actor, he’s actually a really classy person.”

In the cold open of Saturday’s show, Pitt wore a gray wig and glasses to resemble Fauci and impersonated the doctor’s thick New York accent. Pitt, as Fauci, joked about the women who send him flattering emails and pointedly corrected things President Trump has said. As a member of the White House coronavirus task force, Fauci appears alongside Mr. Trump at many meetings and press briefings, and their messages have clashed from time to time.

At the end of the skit, Pitt stepped out of character and thanked Fauci for his “calm and clarity during this unnerving time,” and went on to express gratitude to all of America’s frontline workers.

Pitt was a natural choice to play Fauci — the doctor himself said in a previous interview that he’d like to see the actor portray him.

“SNL” is know for its celebrity cameos, and Pitt wasn’t the only surprise appearance during Saturday’s episode — Charles Barkley and DJ Khaled also appeared in a sketch.

Like the rest of the episode, the cold open was not filmed in a studio or with an audience due to social distancing guidelines. It was the second episode that the cast produced from their homes.

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Meghan Apparently Jealous Of Kate As Friend Spills The Beans On Her Private Chats

Meghan Markle is sorry that she is not Kate Middleton, according to a close friend who gave the interview to the Daily Mail. She is apparently sour that if she was the Duchess of Cambridge, not Sussex, the whole royal family would have helped her from the hunt-down of the tabloid papers.

‘[Meghan said] no one would have put up with it, and the broken and outdated system would have been revised. Those outlets responsible for their vicious attacks would have been shut out,’ the friend explained.

This comes as Harry and Meghan announced last week that there would be ‘no corroboration and zero engagement’ with four UK tabloids as there surely will be no good coming out from talking with these papers. The anonymous friend said: ‘Meghan said no one in the royal family should be surprised with the announcement.

 

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”If Kate was being criticized no one would put up with it.’ Bitter Meghan tells friends the palace favored her sister-in-law and would have attacked the UK tabloids if she were the one relentlessly picked on to protect his family. Meghan said Harry needed to take a stand for her, their son and his mother. [If it was Kate who kept being ]constantly criticized and needlessly bashed(…) changes within the royal’s media policy would have been made. No questions asked.’

Prince Harry had obviously tried to stop this from happening by talking in depth with Prince Charles and HRH Queen Elizabeth II personally, but Meghan sighed that it had been to no avail.  ‘[Meghan] said it was infuriating that Harry’s very real and valid concerns fell on deaf ears. Meghan said they made it seem like this is the way it is, deal with it. Harry had been dealing with it far too long. She said he wasn’t going to let this destroy her life and their marriage.’

 

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The friend went on to elaborate: ‘Meghan said when she was living in England, she was being bullied by the media non-stop and Harry knew he had to do something dramatic to protect her and the family. She said she was being treated unfairly and picked on for everything she did including rubbing her belly too much when she was pregnant. She said there was no way she was going to go through motherhood being criticized for every little thing she did. She said she told Harry that it was only going to get worse, It was a no win situation and the only solution was to take control of their own lives.

‘Harry needed to take a stand for her, their son and his mother. Meghan said Harry made it crystal clear that they could not function in good faith under the current system… and that if it wasn’t revised and updated to their liking, they would have no other choice than to break from the royal family. She said no one took his pleas seriously, so they had to take the issue into their own hands. This was about protecting the family and doing right by Princess Diana. She said the British tabloids have haunted Harry since childhood and should have been kicked out of the media pool long ago. The system is broken and Harry wanted to fix it. She said he needed to take a stand and now they are doing it together.’

 

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Gigi Hadid, 25, is ’20 weeks pregnant’ | Daily Mail Online

Vogue supermodel Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant with her first child, according to TMZ.

And the father is her 27-year-old on-again British boyfriend Zayn Malik, a solo singer who came to fame with the band One Direction.

The Victoria’s Secret veteran seemed to have a bit of a baby bump as she posed with the Dusk Till Dawn hitmaker this week during her 25th birthday while in self-isolation with her family at their farm in Pennsylvania.

Vogue supermodel Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant with her first child. And the father is her on-again British boyfriend Zayn Malik, a solo singer who came to fame with the band One Direction, according to TMZ. Seen together this week with Bella during her 25th birthday while in self-isolation with her family at their farm in Pennsylvania

The bump was starting to pop: There is a little bump here as she wears washed jeans

The site claims that the beauty is 20 weeks along and likely does not know the gender of the child yet.

In February, Gigi hinted that she was thinking of having children.

During an interview with i-D Magazine she said, ‘I think that as I get older, well one day I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modeling.

‘I love the creative side of fashion, it’s so fulfilling. The people I work with make me so happy, I’m so lucky to be around them. But who knows? Maybe I’ll take up full time cooking!’

The two started dating in 2015 when they met on the set of his music video for Pillow Talk. Fans caught on that they were a couple when the pair were photographed leaving Justin Bieber’s American Music Awards after-party together.

Closer than ever: Their love for each other was made clear in this image where they hugged each other; Gigi looked thrilled

A happy lady: At her birthday breakfast Gigi wore a tiara as she sat with Bella and her mother Yolanda Hadid

They were soon inseparable and even posed together in Naples, Italy for Vogue magazine’s April 2016 edition. 

At the Met Gala in NYC in May 2016, Gigi was seen cuddling her main man on the red carpet. 

The cover girl and the crooner became the It couple of New York and London as he went to her fashion shows and she attended his concerts.

They lived together in her NYC apartment for years and kept company with her sister Bella as well as family friend Kendall Jenner.

Back on! When this photo emerged of them in January, it was made clear they are back on

But then they shocked fans when they broke up in 2018. Zayn posted a message to social media that they had a ‘loving and fun’ relationship but were going their separate ways.

In 2019 they were seen together here and there, and by December it was clear they were more than friends when she said she was baking for him using his mother’s recipe.

In January they were seen together arm in arm in New York City and in February she let everyone know they were together on Valentine’s Day when she shared a photo of the singer. 

On her birthday Gigi was seen in a black turtleneck tucked into her belted, washed jeans. She was showing a bit of a baby bump.

Gigi and Zayn were also photographed in a warm embrace as she had a beautiful glow with a makeup-free face. 

In love at a young age: The two started dating in 2015 when they met on the set of his music video for Pillow Talk. They were soon inseparable and even posed together for Vogue magazine. Seen in May 2016

So much attention: The cover girl and the crooner became the It couple of New York and London as he went to her fashion shows and she attended his concerts. Seen in October 2016 in Paris

Gigi came to fame when her mother was on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.

The blonde beauty landed editorials in Vogue and became a Guess girl; she rose to A-list when she worked with Tommy Hilfiger.

And quickly Hadid became known for her high-profile personal life.

The doe-eyed looker was with Cody Simpson from 2013 until 2015, then moved on to Joe Jonas soon after.

No bump: On February 27 while in Paris Gigi looked far from pregnant

No belly here either: On March 3, Gigi showed a flat tunny on the Chanel runway in Paris

In late 2015 she met Zayn.

Earlier this year she spent time with Bachelor star Tyler Cameron but that appeared to be more of a friendship. 

Zayn became a celebrity as a teen when he got a spot in One Direction.

The swarthy, smooth-voiced star first started dating Geneva Lane, then Rebecca Ferguson, Stephanie Davis, Perrie Edwards and Neelam Gill.

Then he fell hard for Hadid. 

Gigi Hadid, 25, is ’20 weeks pregnant’

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