How Joe Alwyn Really Feels About Winning Grammy Alongside Taylor Swift

This isn’t folklore: Joe Alwyn is a Grammy winner.

While the British star is most known for his acting roles in The Favourite and the upcoming series Conversations With Friends, he became a professional songwriter during lockdown, collaborating with his longtime girlfriend Taylor Swift on her albums folklore and evermore. And when folklore won Album of the Year at the 2020 Grammys, Alwyn—who co-wrote and co-produced songs “betty” and “exile” under the pseudonym William Bowery—scored a trophy. 

“That was a surreal bonus of lockdown,” he told The Guardian in a new interview. “That’s an understatement.”

As Alwyn explained to the outlet, he and Swift hadn’t planned on working together, it came about organically. “It wasn’t like, ‘It’s 5 o’clock, it’s time to try and write a song together,'” he shared. “It came about from messing around on a piano, and singing badly, then being overheard, and being, like, ‘Let’s see what happens if we get to the end of it together.'”

Hope Solo Entering Alcohol Treatment Program After Arrest

Rich Nichols, a representative from Solo’s legal team, previously told E! News in a statement that the athlete “can’t speak about this situation” on the advice of her counsel, but “wants everyone to know that her kids are her life, that she was released immediately and is now at home with her family, that the story is more sympathetic than the initial charges suggest, and that she looks forward to her opportunity to defend these charges.”

The arrest came almost eight years after Solo was charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault in the fourth degree, with one count against her half-sister and the other against her nephew, following an alleged incident at her home near Seattle. The charges, to which Solo pled not guilty, were dropped in 2018 after neither alleged victim cooperated.

Solo was elected into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in January alongside fellow players Shannon BoxxClint DempseyMarco EtcheverryLinda Hamilton and referee Esse Baharmast.

The 2022 induction ceremony is scheduled for May 21 in Frisco, Texas.

All the Pics of Katie Holmes’ PDA With New Boyfriend Bobby Wooten III

PDA alert!

On April 28, Katie Holmes was spotted kissing musician Bobby Wooten III while going on a romantic stroll in New York City. The two were snapped taking the 6 train to the Upper East Side to visit Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where they kissed before heading inside. During their day trip, they also stopped to get coffee and met up with Katie’s mom, Kathy Holmes, who Bobby greeted with a friendly hug.

The musician is a Grammy-nominated bassist who has performed in Broadway shows, most recently in American Utopia.

Katie, 43, and Bobby, 33, have not commented on their PDA-filled outing, which comes a year after Katie’s split with restauranteur Emilio Vitolo Jr. The pair dated for several months.

In October, a source told E! News that getting back out onto the dating scene was “not a huge priority” for Katie. However, they added, the Dawson’s Creek alum was open to a new relationship. The insider noted, “If it happens, it happens. If not, that’s OK, too.”

Pete Davidson Jokes About Kim Kardashian’s Ex Kanye West at Show

Pete Davidson cracking jokes about Kim Kardashian‘s ex Kanye West? Well, it was “Bound 2” happen.

The Saturday Night Live star, 28, was certainly not afraid to poke fun at the “Heartless” rapper, 44, with whom he has been feuding, as he took the stage as he took the stage at a Netflix Is A Joke Fest comedy event in Los Angeles.  

During mutual friend Dave Chappelle‘s headlining show at the Hollywood Bowl on April 28, Pete performed as a guest comic. He joked onstage that Kanye told him that he—Pete—has AIDS, Deadline reported. Pete added that he was momentarily convinced it was true because the rapper “is a genius,” the outlet said.

E! News has reached out to Kanye for comment in response to Pete’s jokes.

The men’s feud began after the SNL star began dating Kim last fall. In February, Kanye depicted himself kidnapping and burying Pete alive in his “Eazy” music video. Pete later texted Kanye in a bid to talk things over, but also sent a selfie and said he was “in bed with your wife.” (Kim filed for divorce from Kanye in February 2021.) 

Naomi Judd Dead at 76: Celebs Mourn Country Star With Moving Tributes

Following Ashley’s announcement, an outpouring of love from fellow musicians, celebrities and long-time listeners quickly took over social media. Read their moving tributes below.

Carrie Underwood: “Country music lost a true legend…sing with the angels, Naomi!!! We’re all sending up prayers for the Judd family today…”

Travis Tritt: “This is heartbreaking news! Naomi Judd was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known. I had the honor of working with her in movies and numerous musical events. My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to her family.”

Maren Morris: “Rest In Peace, Naomi Judd. Honored to have witnessed “Love Can Build a Bridge” just a few short weeks ago.”

Kristen Johnson: “I’m so sad about Naomi Judd. She was so lovely & warm & fun but the thing I remember best was how proud she was of her daughters, she talked about them the whole time. My heart breaks for her family.”

Hoda Kotb: “So saddened by this news. @kathielgifford and i treasured the moments we shared with her on our show.  One of a kind RIP.”

Andy Cohen: “I loved Naomi Judd. Among her many talents, she was just so much fun, a great storyteller and a wonderful spirit.”

Rosanna Arquette: “I’m very sad to hear that Naomi Judd has passed away. Rest In Peace .Sending love and light to Ashley and Wynonna and all who love her.”

Bobby Bones: “RIP Naomi Judd. My mom taught me seemingly every one of your songs. She’d sing them often and loud. You left Country Music better than you found it.”

Gov. Mike Huckabee: “Devastated by death of Naomi Judd who w/ daughter @Wynonna was one of great duos of all time.  One of my favorite & most memorable interviews was w/ Naomi. I loved her candor & humor & so respect personal story of persistence. She is irreplaceable. #sad”

K. Michelle: “Omg R.I.P Naomi Judd. The Judds were the first country artist I ever listened to. I knew that Love can build a bridge album word for word. U were my first, you made me fall in love with country music . To this day in my home your picture stands tall. Thanks for years of music.”

Cole Swindell: “Naomi Judd so sad to hear this news. Thinking of all of her family & friends. Tough day for country music..”

John Rich: “So very sad to hear of #NaomiJudd passing today. I had the great honor of knowing her, and she was no doubt one of the most iconic entertainers ever to make country music. Thinking of my good friend @Wynonna right now, this is a very tough day for her and the family. #TheJudds”

Joan & the Roses: “@juddsofficial SLAYED the #CMTAwards just a few weeks ago. I am shocked. Stunned. Jaw dropped. Rest In Peace, “Mama Judd”. Crazy trip writing this. What the f—! My love to @Wynonna and @AshleyJudd . I can’t even imagine. Just sending healing & comfort. ���� #NaomiJudd”

Crystal Gayle: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my friend and fellow Kentuckian, Naomi Judd. Naomi was always so special to be with. She accomplished so much and she will be missed and loved forever. My prayers go out to Naomi and her family.”

Country Star Naomi Judd Dead at 76

The country music world has lost an icon.

Naomi Judd, part of the Grammy-winning duo The Judds, has died. She was 76. Her daughters Wynonna Judd, 57—her singing partner, and actress Ashley Judd, 54, announced her death on April 30.

“Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness,” read the siblings’ statement, which was posted on Ashley’s social media. “We are shattered. We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory.”

Naomi is also survived by her husband, Larry Strickland, a fellow singer who used to sing backup for Elvis Presley. The two were set to celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary next week.

Naomi died one day before The Judds were set to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1. On April 11, the duo announced they plan to begin a final tour in September, which would’ve marked their first concert series since 2011. Also that day, The Judds performed onstage at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.

Josh Flagg Confirms He’s Dating Real Estate Agent Andrew Beyer

Bobby’s message echoed his ex’s respectful tone, and he said he would always be grateful for their “whirlwind of a love story.”

“If there is one thing I can say about both of us, it’s that we both gave everything we absolutely could to make this work,” Bobby wrote on Instagram. “Unfortunately, as we have learned, sometimes love isn’t enough.”

He added, “We have found that we want different things for our lives and our paths look different now. I love Josh with all of my heart and will always respect and admire him. I’m forever grateful to him for showing me that true love does exist.”

Ashton Kutcher Appears Onstage at Thomas Rhett’s Stagecoach Show

Hello, Wisconsin? We are not all alright.  

During his headlining performance at the Stagecoach Festival in California on April 29, country star Thomas Rhett was joined onstage by an extra special guest: his longtime pal Ashton Kutcher. Accompanied by fellow musician HARDY, the trio performed a rollicking rendition of Garth Brooks‘ 1990 hit “Friends In Low Places.” 

Ashton wore a white cowboy hat, red bandana and a gray t-shirt that reads, “Support your local farmer.” The new country crooner completed his look with a pair of blue jeans.  

It seems like the song holds a special place in both Thomas and Ashton’s friendship. In addition to performing it at Stagecoach, they also sang the track together back in 2016, when Ashton joined Thomas for his Back Porch Revival show in support of the Native Fund in Iowa City.   

“Thanks for helping me out @aplusk,” Thomas shared on Instagram at the time. “Your hometown crowd in Iowa City brought the heat! #Kinnickstadium #Nativefund.” 

Kourtney Kardashian Rocks Thong Bikini on Italy Trip With Travis

Kourtney Kardashian showcased a sexy look while vacationing with Travis Barker in Italy, in what marked their second joint trip to the country and their first as an engaged couple.

Kourtney, 42, wore a black thong bikini under a sheer coverup while hanging out with her fiancé by the shore of Lake Como on April 29. Kourtney and Travis, 46, were photographed walking together and also making out on a lounge chair.

Travis shared a few pics from their trip on his Instagram Story, including images of lakefront homes and the 5-star lakefront hotel Villa d’Este, taken from a boat. He also posted a photo of himself holding a sandwich from the vegan restaurant Vegami.

Earlier in the week, the couple was spotted arriving hand-in-hand at their hotel in Milan.

Last August, Kourtney and Travis vacationed in Genoa, Portofino and Venice and were photographed packing on the PDA several times. One steamy pic irritated her ex Scott Disick so much that he DMed the image to her other ex, Younes Bendjima, about it.

In Praise of Marlo Hampton, RHOA’s Secret MVP

You know that one friend who you always ran into at the group hang? Maybe you never spent that much time with them one-on-one, but just seeing their face in the crowd signaled to you that the night was bound to be a good one. We’ve all got someone in our lives like that.

And in the world of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, that someone is Marlo Hampton.

Always only a friend-of, Marlo’s been a stable, yet peripheral presence on the Georgia-based installment of Bravo’s hit franchise for nearly a decade—until now, that is. Come May 1, she’ll finally be holding a peach as a full-time cast member on RHOA‘s 14th season. It’s a well-deserved honor considering Marlo has been around longer than several members of the current cast, watching OGs come and go over the years. Hell, she’s done the seemingly unthinkable and outlasted the Housewife who introduced her. (Pour one out for the one and blooping only NeNe Leakes.)

For whatever reason, that all-important peach eluded her for a while, but it’s not hard to see why the powers-that-be finally wised up after keeping Marlo around in some capacity since her introduction all the way back in season four. And that’s because, like that friend we all have, Marlo’s a damn good time. Not only that, she makes damn good TV and just might be this season’s secret MVP.