(Speakers' Corner)
(Speakers’ Corner)

Drew Barrymore and her ex-husband Will Kopelman separated more than six months ago, but she’s not even close to ready to get back into the dating world. “I’m not open to it,” she declared in a recent radio interview. “I’m just still in shock about everything. It’s going to take awhile.” The 41-year-old actress went on admit that she might be too old-fashioned to ever try online dating. “I remember when you were just waiting for that phone to ring and you were worried because you would miss their call, and then the answering machine manifested and it was tapes and you kept checking the tape,” she explained. “There’s a part of me that still dates from that perspective and I can’t stand when people want to talk on the phone all the time or text or email.” Barrymore added, “My concern with the dating app is always like am I going to be that person that classically meets a psycho and then I end up murdered that night.”

Celine Dion, John Legend, DJ Khaled, and Luke Bryan have all signed on as advisers for season 12 of The Voice. Gwen Stefani revealed Dion’s involvement during an appearance with the singer on Friday’s episode of TODAY. “To get like the prize right here, everybody’s going to be so mad–the other coaches–that I got you,” Stefani said of Dion’s role as her adviser. Meanwhile, Dion added, “I know Gwen very well. I know her career. I know how beautiful she is all the time.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legend will advise Team Adam, Luke Bryan will support Team Blake and DJ Khaled will advise Alicia Keys’ team. The Voice returns for season 12 on Monday, February 27 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

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(Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Shawn Mendes has shared a stripped-down single of his massive hit “Mercy.” Billboard reports that Mendes shared the intimate, acoustic version of the song with fans on Friday. The original track dropped back in August of last year and has been holding firmly in the top five of the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart since jumping from #10 to #1 earlier this month.

(New Line Cinema)
(New Line Cinema)

Indian-American actor and former Obama administration official Kal Penn has managed to raise more than $500,000 for Syrian refugees after receiving a hateful comment online. The Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle star, who was born to immigrant parents, spoke out on Instagram about how his family and friends would be impacted by President Trump’s ban on immigration. A commenter who took issue with his statement declared, “You don’t belong in this country, you f**king joke.” Penn responded by starting a crowdfunding page titled, “Donating to Syrian refugees in the name of the dude who said I don’t belong in America.” The description on the page reads, “We are better than the hateful people who tell us we don’t belong in our own country, that America can’t be a beacon of freedom and hope for refugees from around the world. We will turn their bigotry, along with the President’s, into love.”


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