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Rachel Weisz Chooses Her Favorite Moment from Making The Favourite with Emma Stone

Rachel Weisz Chooses Her Favorite Moment from Making The Favourite with Emma Stone

Rachel Weisz had a lot of fun playing the manipulative duchess of Marlborough in the Oscar-nominated The Favourite.

“My favorite moments from The Favourite are the scenes where I teach Emma Stone to shoot guns and then she becomes much better than me,” the actress, 48, revealed, referencing pointed exchanges between the two characters where Weisz is trying to establish dominance over Stone’s seemingly naive Abigail. Marlborough’s plan doesn’t pan out exactly as she thought it would.

The Yorgos Lanthimos–directed film has a total of 10 nominations. Weisz, who previously won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 2005’s The Constant Gardener is nominated in the same category again this year, along with her Favourite costar Stone, If Beale Street Could Talk‘s star Regina King, Vice’s Amy Adams, and Roma’s Marina de Tavira.

For more of PEOPLE’s 2019 Oscar Portfolio, pick up the latest issue and —and watch more videos from this year’s amazing women at at PEOPLE.com/oscarportfolio2019.

Weisz, who appears in PEOPLE’s Oscar Portfolio in the latest issue, also took the time to answer a few questions from editor-in-chief Jess Cagle.

She says she always carries “a chapstick” in her purse for awards shows and that one performance she could watch over and over again is Ingrid Bergman’s in 1944’s Best Picture winner Casablanca. One thing Weisz will be looking forward to eating after the Oscars ceremony is “a burger.”

Watch the full video above to hear those and more fun answers to the Oscar-themed questions.

The 91st Academy Awards take place on Feb. 24 and air live on ABC at 8 p.m.

Read more: https://people.com/movies/rachel-weisz-favourite-best-scene/

Air France Passenger Takes Off Pants on Flight, While Crew Members Allegedly 'Shrugged'

Air France Passenger Takes Off Pants on Flight, While Crew Members Allegedly 'Shrugged'

An Air France passenger gave new meaning to maximizing comfort when he reportedly took off his pants on the plane, horrifying fellow travelers.

According to Lizzie Thompson, who was a passenger on the flight from Paris to Los Angeles, and documented the incident on Twitter, the unnamed man went into the bathroom after he boarded, removed his pants off, and returned to the cabin in only boxer shorts.

“The man in the seat across from me has taken HIS PANTS OFF for the flight and is just in his boxers,” Thompson wrote. “Flight attendants seem unconcerned. This is going to be a long flight @AirFranceFR #CDG to #LAX.”

However, the man, who Thompson says was neither American or French, didn’t stop there on his quest for comfort, and according to Thompson, “he also removed his socks.”

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He just shouted at a man who boarded with a ukulele (also have questions) to COME SIT WITH ME AND MAKE SOME MUSIC. Wtf is going on.

— Lizzie Thompson (@Lizzie_Thompson) February 18, 2019

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Then, Thompson claims, another passenger boarded the flight with a ukulele, and the pants-less man began yelling to him that they should sing together.

“He just shouted at a man who boarded with a ukulele (also have questions) to COME SIT WITH ME AND MAKE SOME MUSIC,” she wrote. “Wtf is going on.”

She later clarified that “no ukulele was played, sadly.”

After Thompson alerted a male crew member, she says the flight attendant offered to move her set, but that would have meant losing the extra legroom in her bulkhead seat. However, Thompson notes that when she suggested the attendant simply ask the man to put his pants back on, he “just shrugged” in response.

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Thompson provided additional details about the incident, including that the passenger stood up and took four mini bottles of wine from the beverage cart nearly two hours into the transatlantic journey before falling asleep. Six hours in, Thompson says, he “got cold so PUT ON HIS PUFFY JACKET” but refrained from putting his pants back on.

Just landed. 2 h

Read more: https://people.com/travel/air-france-passenger-took-off-pants-plane/

Police Investigate Tip that Jussie Smollett Was in Elevator with 2 Brothers on Night of Alleged Attack

Police Investigate Tip that Jussie Smollett Was in Elevator with 2 Brothers on Night of Alleged Attack

Police are investigating a tip by someone claiming Empire actor Jussie Smollett was in the elevator of his apartment building with two brothers who were later arrested and questioned in the case, only to be released without charges hours later.

The brothers, Ola and Abel Osundairo, are the same people as those identified in surveillance footage on the night of the incident.

On Tuesday, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Associated Press that a person who lives in Smollett’s building or was visiting someone there reported seeing the three together the night that Smollett says two masked men hurled racial and homophobic slurs at him, beat him and looped a rope around his neck.

“We sent detectives out to validate the tip,” Guglielmi tells PEOPLE.

Investigators plan to interview the person who provided the tip on Tuesday.

The brothers were arrested Wednesday but released Friday without charges after Guglielmi said investigators received “new evidence.”

On Saturday, multiple outlets reported that the brothers claimed that the Empire star paid them to stage the incident.

In a Saturday statement to the Associated Press, Guglielmi said, “We can confirm that the information received from the individuals questioned by police earlier in the Empire case has in fact shifted the trajectory of the investigation.”

He added, “We’ve reached out to the Empire cast member’s attorney to request a follow-up interview.”

RELATED: Empire Star Jussie Smollett’s Apparent Hate Crime: Everything We Know

An attorney for the men, Gloria Schmidt, previously told CBS Chicago that the men know Smollett from working on Empire and go to the same gym on occasion.

Schmidt did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment

Following our conversation. The brothers Ola (left) and Abel (right) provided these pictures. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/ah28CqposU

— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) February 18, 2019

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On Saturday, Smollett’s lawyers responded to the rumors that the alleged attack was staged.

“As a victim of a hate crime who has cooperated with the police investigation, Jussie Smollett is angered and

Read more: https://people.com/crime/jussie-smollett-case-police-investigate-tip-empire-star-was-in-elevator-with-brothers-night-of-alleged-attack/

Charo Says Husband Battled Skin Disease, Depression Before His Suicide: 'He Ended His Suffering'

Charo Says Husband Battled Skin Disease, Depression Before His Suicide: 'He Ended His Suffering'

Charo has broken her silence on the death of her husband, Kjell Rasten.

The singer said Rasten, 78, suffered from a “rare and horrible” skin disease and had grown depressed before he died by suicide Monday.

“Yesterday, Kjell, my husband of forty years and the love of my life killed himself,” Charo said in a statement. “There are no words to describe what we are feeling now. He was an amazing man, a great husband and the best father I could imagine to our son. He dedicated his life to loving and supporting his family.”

The star noted that as Rasten’s health had been in decline; he developed a skin condition called Bullous Pemphigoid and became depressed. The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology defines the condition as a “chronic blistering of the skin.”

RELATED: Charo’s Husband Kjell Rasten Dies by Suicide: Reports

“That, along with the many medications he needed to take, became too much for him, and he ended his suffering,” Charo’s statement read.

“None of us had any idea this could happen to such a wonderful, kind and generous man. Please, if anyone you know and love is suffering from depression or illness, hold them close, tell them you love them with all your heart and that the world is better because they are in it. Get any help you can. Suicide is not the answer.”

Charo, 68, ended her statement by thanking to her fans for their “love and concern.”

The Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE that officers responded to a 911 call at the couple’s home at 12:31 p.m. on Monday, where they located a male subject “with life-threatening injuries.”

“Beverly Hills Police and Fire personnel attempted life-saving measures and transported the victim to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,” a spokesperson said. “Shortly after 1:00 p.m., the male succumbed to his injuries. Preliminarily, investigators believe the death is a result of a suicide; however, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death as well as the identity of the victim. This is an active investigation and no additional details are being released at this time.”

The Blast reported that Charo was present in the house at the time and accompanied her husband to the hospital via ambulance.

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Read more: https://people.com/tv/charo-husband-suffered-skin-disease-depression-suicide/

Man Autotunes His Cat that Won't Stop Meowing in the Morning, Turns Feline Into Twitter Star

If T-Pain is looking for a new collaborative partner, we know the perfect feline.

Meet Elton, like most cats he enjoys being vocal at inopportune times. Unfortunately, the meower’s voice doesn’t sound anything like Elton John’s.

After being woken up early by Elton’s insistent meowing again and again, the cat’s owner, Joaquin Baldwin, decided to take action.

“Autotuned the cat because he won’t shut up in the mornings. I don’t know how this helps but I did it anyway,” Baldwin captioned his YouTube video of Elton’s newly autotuned meows.

Baldwin didn’t get any extra sleep by autotuinng his cat, but he did turn his Elton into a Twitter celebrity.

Baldwin also posted the video of autotuned Elton to Twitter, where it has over 2.47 million views, over 74,000 retweets and plenty of comments from tickled pet owners.

Commenters loved Elton’s new sound so much, they expressed interest in autotuning their own pets.

In response, Baldwin let his followers know that he used a free app called Voloco to achieve the effect.

Now, there is nothing holding you back from turning your own vocal pet into a musical act.

Read more: https://people.com/pets/man-autotunes-pet-cat-video/

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