It appears as though Australian Jim Jeffries — who has joined the ranks of immigrant comics Samantha Bee, John Oliver and Trevor Noah “taking TV jobs away from Americans” — has gotten off a good start on his new news-themed Comedy Central program: Brad Pitt made a surprise cameo.
The A-lister appeared on “The Jim Jeffries Show” as a weatherman delivering a report after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Wearing a tacky, ill-fitting brown suit and standing in front of a red weather map, Pitt declared, “It’s going to be getting hotter here and here,” and, when asked about future forecasts, said, “There is no future.”
In other Pitt news, the actor recently took in a Valerie June concert in Los Angeles, and posed for a photo with the singer-songwriter; was the subject of a Life & Style report in which he allegedly apologized to ex-wife Jennifer Aniston for “the heartbreak”; and appeared in goofy positions in photos in U.S. National Parks in a rightly mocked GQ magazine spread.
Perhaps Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is fudging a bit.
Earlier this week, the shopping site co-founded by the actress reached a $1.55 million settlement regarding litigation claiming it sold laundry detergent, dish soap and a surface cleaner that contained a harsh chemical it pledged to avoid.
Reuters reports that the preliminary deal (which still requires court approval) resolves a nationwide suit that accused the company of misleading consumers by claiming its products did not contain the skin irritant sodium lauryl sulfate, when in fact it was a component of a “gentler” ingredient, sodium coco sulfate, that it did use.
According to papers filed Monday in Los Angeles federal court, Honest — which has denied wrongdoing — agreed to reformulate its products without either ingredient.
Consumers will be able to seek refunds or credit for up to $50 on Honest’s website.
Social media is going wild, noticing Sen. Dianne Feinstein “rocking seersucker” on National Seersucker Day at the James Comey hearings in Washington D.C. … Sex expert Ruth Westheimer told Page Six she has a movie coming out next year for her 90th birthday. … Golden State Warrior JaVale McGee invites fans to donate $10 (or more) to his charity JUGLIFE Foundation, which advocates drinking water rather than sugary soda, for the chance to be part of a celebrity softball game June 24 at the Oakland Coliseum; the winner will get to hang with McGee, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala, Zaza Pachulia and Matt Barnes.
Gymnast Laurie Hernandez is 17. … Actress Natalie Portman is 36. … Actor Johnny Depp is 54. … Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin is 56. … Actor Michael J. Fox is 56. … Novelist Patricia Cornwell is 61. … Comedian Jackie Mason is 89.
— Staff, wire reports