ELLEN DEGENERES SURPRISES JIMMY KIMMEL: Get your tissues! Jimmy Kimmel has had one heck of a year, after revealing last May that his son Billy was born with a genetic heart disease requiring multiple surgeries. He shared his sorrow, and joy as Billy thrived, with a rapt audience. Ellen DeGeneres had another (good!) surprise in store for Kimmel when he appeared on her show Tuesday. “We called our friends at Children’s Hospital LA,” she told him. “We have named one of the rooms of the Heart Institute floor in honor of Billy.” As DeGeneres showed footage of the room with a sign saying "In Honor of Billy Kimmel," Kimmel broke into tears, and the world ugly-cried with him.
STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT SIGN ON FOR NETFLIX SPECIAL: Thirty years after meeting on the set of Three Amigos, the duo have announced that they are reuniting on Netflix later this year for Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life. They've been touring together for a few years and recorded the special in Greenville, South Carolina.
KEVIN SPACEY FOUNDATION SHUTS DOWN: In the midst of sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, the Kevin Spacey Foundation is shutting down. The organization was founded with the goal of encouraging young people in the performing arts field with scholarships and awards. "The Trustees have reached the conclusion that the work of the Kevin Spacey Foundation U.K. is no longer viable and as such the Foundation will be closing on the 28 February 2018," a statement on their website reads. "The Trustees would like to thank all their partners, artists and organizations for the great work that has been done in association with the Foundation. The Trustees hope that the objects of the charity will be taken forward by other organizations." The Foundation was registered in Britain in 2008, when Spacey was artistic director at London's Old Vic Theater from 2004-2015.
OPRAH ADMITS TRUMP'S TWEETS GOT TO HER: At the L.A. premiere of A Wrinkle in Time Monday night, Oprah Winfrey opened up about her initial reaction to President Donald Trump's tweet calling her "insecure" and her characterizing her recent 60 Minutes story about the partisan nature of the country as "biased and slanted." She told Vanity Fair: "Let me say this about being recently attacked on Twitter. When people say things about you that are unkind or not true, it's hurtful. It's no different for me than anybody else. Some people may try to fix the situation head-on and say something back, but it only escalates. I believe if you put out negativity into the world, it comes back, so I don't respond to anybody saying something that is negative. But, when the president of the United States criticizes you, it did make me think for a second, 'Was he right? Was there anything valid there?' I went back and looked at the tape and I didn't feel there was."
CHARLIZE THERON ADMITS TO BEING A ‘WAKE AND BAKER’: Charlize Theron used to like to greet the day with a bit o' green. "I was a wake-and-baker for most of my life," the 42-year-old actress tells E! News. She says things changed at one point though. "I really appreciated marijuana way more than alcohol or anything else," she explained. "My chemistry was really good with it when I was younger and then it just changed one day. Like, in my early thirties I just became boring on it and I would just stand in front of my fridge, so that's no good." But she hasn't sworn off weed forever. “I’m open to retrying it again because now there’s all these different strains and you can be specific with it,” she said. “And I’m actually really interested because I have really bad insomnia, and I’d much rather get off sleeping pills and figure out a strain that helps me sleep better. So when I have a moment, I’m actually doing that with my mom. My mom has really bad sleep too.” Theron's latest film, Gringo, lands March 9th.
KATE MIDDLETON SAYS WILLIAM IS 'IN DENIAL' ABOUT BABY NO. 3: Can you blame him? On a tour of St. Thomas' Hospital in London Tuesday, the pregnant Kate Middleton confessed that her husband, Prince William, may not be quite ready for what's to come. "I was saying, 'Congratulations, best of luck with the third one.' "She said, 'William's in denial,' " said Jamie Parsons, the father of a 10-month-old receiving care at the hospital. Middleton was at the hospital promoting a Nursing Now, a global campaign aimed at raising the profile and status of nurses around the world. "This campaign means a lot to me personally. My great-grandmother and grandmother were both volunteer nurses," she said in her speech. "They would have learned first-hand from working with the Voluntary Aid Detachment and the Red Cross about the care and compassion that sometimes only nurses can provide."