Welcome to the Morning Brief. These are some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m.
These two. Tuesday was Ryan Reynolds‘ birthday, and of course his best friend/arch-nemesis Hugh Jackman was quick to joke about the event on social media. Bright and early, Jackman took to Twitter to share a photo of the duo.
This man is a monster. He’s not even from Australia. He’s from Milwaukee. https://t.co/CxHceP4d9L
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 23, 2018
That looks familiar! Duchess Kate of Cambridge was in full royal mode at Buckingham Palace, wearing Princess Diana‘s tiara at a state banquet for the visiting King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. [People]
She is definitely generous with her fans. Taylor Swift‘s most recent charitable act was a $15,500 donation she made to a GoFundMe, which is seeking to raise money to support the family of Idaho mom Lauriann Bartell, who has been in a coma for the last three years. [CNN]
It may be time to give up, Bill. Bill Cosby’s trial judge is rejecting the actor’s bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing and directing him to file any appeals with the state Superior Court. [Page Six]
Critics are being very kind to Rami Malek, but not to the Bohemian Rhapsody movie. However, feelings on the film itself appear to be mixed, with the pic currently sitting at 54 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. [Hollywood Reporter]
Ka-ching! Beyoncé and Jay-Z have been globetrotting for months as part of their On The Run II Tour. As a result, the billionaire couple has raked in over $250 million. [Billboard]
Why bring Ryan Gosling into this? Robert Durst made the statements to the director of the 2010 film All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, in conversations that ultimately gave rise to a six-part HBO documentary, The Jinx, about his possible involvement in three killings. [AV Club]