Brad Pitt’s Big Question for NASA: Was I ‘More Believable’ Playing an Astronaut Than George Clooney?

(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie “Ad Astra,” had a burning question for a real-life astronaut: “Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?”

In a televised call Monday, NASA astronaut Nick Hague answered Pitt — “absolutely” — getting a big laugh. Pitt’s Hollywood pal George Clooney starred in the 2013 space film “Gravity.” Hague and the rest of the International Space Station crew previewed “Ad Astra” a few weeks ago. The movie opens Friday down here on Earth.

Pitt portrays an astronaut who travels through the solar system to find his father. The film includes actual NASA shots of the moon and Mars.

“How’d we do? How was our zero-G?” Pitt asked from NASA headquarters in Washington.

“I got to tell you, it was really good,” said Hague, six months into his own 6 ½-month mission. “The depictions, the settings all as you can tell look very similar to the type of setting I’ve got around me. I got to imagine it was a lot easier for me to kind of enjoy the zero-G than it was you,” he added, flipping in weightlessness.

Pitt noted the movie’s spaceship was “a bit cleaner” than the station. After asking about spacewalking and seeing Earth from space, Pitt said, “Most important question: Who controls the jam box?” Answer: The astronauts take turns. With three Americans, two Russians and an Italian on board, the music has an “international flair,” Hague said.

The 20-minute chat ended with Pitt sharing, “I can’t wait to brag to my kids.”

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Source:: Time – Entertainment


Amy Roloff: Ummm… Is That an Engagement Ring on Her Finger?

Rock and Roloff Time

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but…

… Amy Roloff may be engaged to Chris Marek.

Such a rumor has been circulating around the Internet for a long time now, of course, but a handful of possibly astute social media users now think they have a reason for thinking it’s true.

A concrete reason for thinking it’s true, that is.

But are they actually correct? That’s the question, folks.

Last week, Amy was one of many members of her family to take to Instagram and wish young Ember a happy second birthday.

This is what she wrote:

Look who had a big birthday today – Happy Birthday Ember Jean. She is the big 2. So much fun celebrating her w/ @jeremyroloff and @audreyroloff , family and friends.

She is beautiful, adorable, funny, smart and a whole lot of fun. Grandkids- they keep bringing out the kid in me. Love it! I just loved seeing all the kids.

Amy included this message along with the following photo — and it’s this photo that has garned a major reaction.

Because it’s so very cute and precious?

No, even though it’s both of those things.

Instead, a handful of fans have honed in on Amy’s left finger and wondered very simply: Is that an engagement ring?

“Amy is that an engagement ring on you?” asked one fan, according to Good Housekeeping.

“I see a ring on your finger, did you get married?” another inquired with a happy face and thumbs up emoji.

“Is that a ring on your finger???!” added another.

We don’t know the exact answer, let us be clear.

But we do know that Amy has always been very open about her relationship with Chris and we can’t imagine she would hide an engagement from her followers.

She’s come right out and tell us, you guys.

We actually also attended an Amy Roloff book signing this summer, learning a ton about the reality star, including where things stand with Marek.

She told us that she’s in no rush to get married again and admitted she’s still a little scarred by how things ended with Matt Roloffl

All that said, Chris and Amy have been together for around three years now.

They seem like a very happy couple, with Chris having just attended Jacob’s wedding and with Amy’s kids all being very accepting of their mom’s boyfriend.

We’d say it’s just a matter of time until they are engaged.

But we doubt that time is now.

View Slideshow: Ember …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip


Lori Loughlin: Please Don’t Send Me to Jail Like Felicity Huffman!


On Friday, one chapter of the college admissions bribery scandal came to a close.

In a Boston courtroom, actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter’s answers on the SAT.

Dozens of affluent parents were ensnared in the FBI’s “Varsity Blues” sting operation, and along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin, Huffman came to embody the unchecked entiitlement that led to such rampant cheating on behalf of already-privileged young people.

When word of Huffman’s sentencing got out, thoughts turned to Loughlin and what the news might mean for her.

At first, there were reports that the sentencing might actually be good news for Loughlin, as it amounted to a defeat for prosecutors — a defeat that might lead prosecutors to offer a second plea deal.

Now, however, an insider tells Fox News that even if a second deal is offered, it will certainly involve jail time for the actress.

“If she’s found guilty, she will go to jail; that is clear. And if another deal is offered to her, which I don’t think it will be, she will go to jail,” the source said.

“Her only chance of avoiding jail is to beat these charges. Lori is a smart woman; she understands that,” the insider continued.

“She’s scared and upset, but she’s resolved to be strong and to fight this. She will do what she has to do to protect herself and her family.”

Considering the charges against Loughlin are far more serious (she allegedly doled out $500,000 in bribes to Huffman’s $15,00) it seems almost certain that she’ll be going from Full House to the big house.

She stands accused of bribing admissions officials so that both of her daughters would be accepted to USC as members of the crew team — even though neither of them had ever rowed before.

Loughlin is still holding out hope that she’ll beat the charges — but that seems increasingly unlikely in the wake of Huffman’s sentencing.

She and her husband — fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli — are playing the ignorance card and claiming they didn’t known they were doing anything wrong.

But legal experts say that didn’t work for Huffman, and it won’t work Loughlin.

“The government doesn’t have to prove that Loughlin and Giannulli knew what the payments were used for,” said attorney Neama Rahmani. “

The fraudulent application to USC is enough to support the conspiracy …read more

Source:: The Hollywood Gossip