Famous Filth

Robert Downey Jr. Dressed as Tigger for a Boy with Cystic Fibrosis, And He’s Taking Him to the Next “Captain America” Premiere

Robert Downey Jr. just wins everything today. A woman named Vicky Keyte reached out to Downey last week on social media, to tell him about her 7-year-old son Daniel, who has cystic fibrosis. He’s also a huge “Iron Man” fan. Daniel has been having a tough time lately, with hospital stays and mean kids at school. And he got really down when one of the kids told him that “all children with CF die.” And here’s how Robert Downey Jr. responded: He sent Daniel a picture of himself in a Tigger costume, along with the following message: “Mr. Stark here. This is for Daniel, who was having a rough day recently. When I’m in the dumps, I’ve found this little getup to be helpful. P.S. Would you like to come to the L.A. premiere of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ as my guest? If so, have your people call my people. All the best.” So Daniel is going to the premiere, and he even got fitted for a tux, because his mom says he wants to, quote, “fit in like a real star.”

Justin Bieber’s Song “Sorry” Is the End of His Apology Tour

Justin Bieber has spent most of 2015 apologizing, to everyone, for everything. And also skinny-dipping in Bora Bora, of course. It’s like someone told him that everyone was starting to hate what a brat he’d become, and that his music wasn’t good enough to keep him going if no one liked him. But his new song “Sorry” is the end of the apologies. In a radio interview in Australia, he said, quote, “It’s kind of the stamp [at] the end of the apologies that I’m giving to people, to the media. “There needs to come a time where they’re just like, ‘We get it.’ And I think putting out a song saying I’m sorry kinda puts the finishing icing on the cake. I’m ready to just move on.” Get more here.

Ed Sheeran Gave an Old Childhood Friend a Songwriting Credit on His Last Album So She Could Afford Her Mortgage

A British tabloid claims Ed Sheeran agreed to give an old childhood friend a songwriting credit on his last album “x (Multiply)”, so she could afford her mortgage. That sounds incredibly generous, but this isn’t just some random friend. Her name is Amy Wadge, and she’s a musician who collaborated with him before he made it big. In fact, he put out an EP in 2010 called “Songs I Wrote with Amy”. He says, quote, “She was going through financial troubles about a year ago, my album was nearly done, and she asked if I could put a song from when I was 17 on the deluxe version, so she could get a little bit of money and pay [her] bills.” That song is called “Even My Dad Does Sometimes” but the real story is that while they were hanging out, they jammed a little, and together they came up with “Thinking Out Loud”, which became a huge single. Ed says, quote, “[‘Thinking Out Loud’] wouldn’t have happened if she hadn’t come down from Wales to see me, now she never has to worry about money again.” Get more here.

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