Winona Ryder Says New Stranger Things Focuses on Teen Issues

The stars of Stranger Things aren’t so little any more.

Season four of the hit Netflix series may be full of scares, but according to Winona Ryder—who plays Joyce Byers—the show’s characters still remain the heart of the series.

“It has progressively gotten more frightening,” the actress told E! News’ Daily Pop. “But what I love about it is it does keep that sort of personal heart, love, sort of, connection with the kids and the difficulty of being a teenager.”

Noting that adults are quick to write off certain behaviors as kids being kids, Ryder said that teens endure “just as much pain and confusion. It’s like a war for them.”

As a former teen star herself—starring in 80s hits like Beetlejuice, Lucas, and Heathers—Ryder stated that she’s “very protective” of the show’s younger stars.

“I have mixed feelings about kids in the industry,” she said, “but we’ve really scored with these kids.”

Justin and Hailey Bieber Turn Up the Heat and PDA During Cabo Getaway

Justin Bieber took Hailey Bieber up to the north, and now they’re having some fun in the south.

The couple was spotted out on a snorkeling excursion in the open waters near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on May 26. Clad in a colorful bikini, Hailey went swimming with her husband—who caught some rays in a pair of purple swim trunks—and explored the nearby coves before returning to their boat. While standing on the deck, the two shared a sweet hug before drying off.

An eyewitness tells E! News that Justin and Hailey looked “very happy” during the outing, noting that they pair were giggling and “holding each other close” throughout the day.

“Justin was doting on her and always taking care of her,” the onlooker said. “They had a great time and seem to be more in love than ever.”

During their sunny stay, Justin and Hailey were also seen out at the El Dorado Golf and Beach Club, where they cuddled up and kissed on a golf cart.

Laura Hamilton announces mysterious new project for ITV during A Place in the Sun break | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“The role play you entertained me with when I was a little girl, playing shops and hairdressers, a time I remember well.

“Nan, I am grateful for the times we shared over the last 40 years.

“Now you are in a better place to erase away all those fears.”

Delivering a poignant piece of poetry, she continued to write: “As I stroked your arm and tickled your hand, I cried many a tear as you left for a far away land.”

Finally, she concluded: “Now you are at peace Nan. I Love you Laura xxx”

TV legend Lionel Blair left £1.2million to his wife | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Lionel, who enjoyed eight decades in showbiz but was best-known recently as a team captain in ITV’s Give Us A Clue, passed away aged 92 last November. The star was a staunch believer in the importance of his family and attributed the success of his marriage to Susan.

He once said: “We’ve got a very, very normal family, and for me everything comes back to family. If they’re sad, I’m sad. I want them to be happy all the time.”

He and Susan, 75, had three children, Daniel, Matt and Lucy and three grandchildren, who are all trustees to the estate.

The family lived in a £1.3million house in Banstead, Surrey, which Lionel saw as a retreat from his hectic show life.

The much-loved performer was born Henry Lionel Ogus in Canada in 1928. His family moved to Stamford, north London two years later.

He began acting aged 13, with his elder sister Joyce.

‘May or may not be back’ Piers Morgan takes 6-week break from Talk TV amid drop in figures | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“His show is the only decent performer, by its standards, so if you think the ratings are low for the channel when his show is on, imagine how low they’ll go when his show is not on. Andrew Neil 2.0?”

TalkTV, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, has declined to comment on viewing figures, but Piers has fiercely defended himself, claiming TV ratings are “irrelevant” compared to online reach.

It is not yet known precisely when Piers will be taking his extended break.

‘Vile, disgusting’ texts show ‘the real Johnny Depp’, claims lawyer in closing argument | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Mr Rottenborn returned to the argument of Ms Heard’s first amendment right under the US Constitution to freedom of speech.

He said the 2018 opinion piece she wrote for The Washington Post did not have a “designed and intended” defamatory meaning.

She claimed in the article to have become a “figure representing domestic abuse”, and to have “faced our culture’s wrath” because of it, and while she didn’t name Johnny, he has sued her for defamation. 

“There is no hidden meaning here, this isn’t a hit piece on Johnny Depp,” said Mr Rottenborn. 

The 9 Best Drugstore Sunscreens, According to Amazon Shoppers

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If you are overwhelmed by the many sunscreen options out there, let’s just narrow things down with the top Amazon options from Neutrogena, Banana Boat, Sun Bum, and Hawaiian Tropic.

Helen Mirren, 76, unrecognisable in heavy eye makeup and long hair extensions at Cannes | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Helen Mirren, 76, looked dramatically different today on the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival.

The actress looked carefree and happy as she danced around with her On the Edge co-star Andie MacDowell. 

They were attending the premiere for the film Mother and Son together, with both acting legends looking utterly radiant.

Helen wore a silver embellished dress with long floaty sleeves, which she paired with some black court shoes. 

She opted for a very different look to usual, with heavy, dark makeup framing her eyes, and winged eyeliner giving her a trendy catlike appearance.

Her silver hair was pulled back into a sleek half up ‘do, with long, luscious extensions trailing all the way down her back.  

Elegant diamonds adorned her ears, while her silver nail polish accentuated her metallic theme. 

She was celebrating the 75th Cannes Film Festival at the glitzy Palais des Festivals. 

Livin’ Joy’s Janice Robinson worried X Factor was ‘making fun’ of 50-year-old woman | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

“And in that moment, I thought, either this is going to be either they’re trying to make a fool of a 50-year-old woman, or they are or they want, you know, something shocking, that will make people watch, or they really genuinely want to tell my story.”

However, they did not tell the story Janice wanted them to, as she was going through an awful time at home in America.

She continued: “In the end, they didn’t tell my story. They only told a portion of my story.

“I was going through something very heartbreaking. And I remember I got the DM on May 24.

“And then on May 31, my daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumour. I did that audition 10 days after her brain surgery, which a lot of people don’t know.”

Star Wars Creative Director Answers Obi-Wan Questions

E! News: The Star Wars fans already know who you are. But for all of those newbies out there, would you be so kind as to introduce yourself? And tell us a little bit about what you do on Obi-Wan Kenobi?

Doug Chiang: I am the Vice President and Executive Director for Lucasfilm and a production designer and co-producer for Obi-Wan Kenobi. On Obi-Wan Kenobi, I was essentially charged with designing the look, the characters, the environments, all the sets and the planets. It was actually quite an amazing endeavor because Obi-Wan Kenobi bridges the prequels with the original trilogy. It was a really wonderful opportunity to actually blend the aesthetics of Tatooine from where we saw it in the prequels to where we saw it in the original trilogy. There was obviously about a 20 year period. How did the planet evolve and how do we make it distinct for Obi-Wan Kenobi?

E!: There’s such a Star Wars fan geek-out moment in the trailer when young Luke Skywalker looks so much like Anakin.

DC: One of our biggest challenges was, of course, how to portray a young Luke Skywalker. What did the homestead look like with Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen? It was really interesting because not a lot changes on Tatooine. It’s a pretty timeless environment. Our challenge was to make it so that it was still very familiar to the fans of the original trilogy, with an update to bring something new to it. I think Luke was a really fun example of that, where we tried to imbue a lot of that nostalgia into his character and into the design of ‘What would a young Luke be doing on the homestead?’

E!: When you found out that they were going to be doing a standalone series for Obi-Wan Kenobi, what was your initial reaction?

DC: I was really thrilled. Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of my favorite characters and to actually learn more about his character and what happened between the prequels and the original trilogy was always something that I was really curious about. Obi-Wan Kenobi is very endearing because he’s one of the last remaining characters from George Lucas. We were very protective of making sure that we were very respectful to the character development. What would that be? What would his evolution be? What was his motivation during this period? Obviously when we see him in A New Hope, he’s a completely different person and we want to really learn ‘OK, what happened during those 20 years?’