Seeya, Vito? Amber Heard locks lips with Argentine director
Looks like Amber Heard and Vito Schnabel have called it quits — but Amber's not exactly pining for her former flame alone. On Thursday, March 14, photos emerged via the Daily Mail that showed Amber sharing at least one passionate kiss with Argentine "It" director, Andy Muschietti. The two had emerged from a private Los Angeles home as Amber smiled when they were spotted wrapping their arms around one another and locking lips before Amber got into a car and headed off the property. Meanwhile, her apparent ex, Vito, had some special looking company in New York City this week. On Tuesday, the art dealer was photographed flirting and getting cozy with Peruvian model Denise Schaefer outside Carbone restaurant, according to the Daily Mail. Amber was first linked to Vito in May of last year. Although the couple never confirmed their relationship, they were attending events like Wimbeldon together and seemed comfortable sharing a little PDA a few months later. They even rang in the New Year together in St. Moritz. On the other hand, Amber — who has kept her relationship status as private as possible since divorcing Johnny Depp — didn't sound particularly exclusive, relationship-wise, when she spoke to Marie Claire last fall for the magazine's November issue. "There's something to be said about who one is drawn to," she said at the time. "I'm not necessarily drawn to … healthy. But I have hope. I hope to find an honest attraction to someone who is healthy. I very much want that."
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Kate Hudson shares a sweet family selfie with Danny Fujikawa and Rani
"Love all around 💞." That's how Kate Hudson captioned an adorable new snap of herself with her partner, Danny Fujikawa, and their 5-month-old daughter, Rani, on Wednesday, March 13. The smiley family selfie landed on Kate's Instagram shortly after she shared a photo of her new 'do — which is technically more like her go-to long hairstyle. She's been slowly growing her locks back in since 2017 when she shaved her head for a film project with Sia. Showing off a new head full of wavy blonde extensions on Wednesday, she wrote, "I got hair!" adding a goofy "🤪" to the end. The Sia project, "Music," is due out this year.
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Cardi B trolls her fans during Instagram outage
While thousands bemoaned the Facebook and Instagram outage that went down on Thursday, March 13, Cardi B used the incident to troll her fans. "HEY GUYS ," she tweeted shortly after the outage began. "I JUST DROPPED A BIG SURPRISE ON INSTAGRAM GO CHECK IT OUT !!!!!!!!!!!" The replies came in swiftly and ranged from a GIF of Ice Cube saying, "I'm gonna fight you" to a weeping Emoji-spiked post from The Source Magazine that wanted to know why Cardi was "playing with our emotions." Eventually, Cardi was satisfied she'd frustrated her fanbase enough to tell 'tm the truth. "Just kidding muahahahahahaha," she tweeted. "EVIL GENIUS BARDI😈😈😈😈." Later, when someone complained that IG needed to be fixed so he could "stalk" his "crush," Cardi, she helpfully got to the bottom of the whole thing: "Lmaaaaaaaaaaaaoooooooooooooo I blame trump."
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Duchess Meghan wraps up public duties as due date nears
Duchess Meghan is officially on a royal baby countdown. People reports the expectant first-time mom wrapped up her public duties at the Commonwealth Day celebrations at Westminster Abbey on Monday, March 11, and has nothing else planned until after she and Prince Harry welcome their child in April. In the meantime, the actress-turned royal is expected to keep working on commitments such as her patronage with the National Theatre, which sent two execs to Kensington Palace on Wednesday for a meeting with Meghan, according to People. She and Harry are reportedly still planning to settle in their new home at Frogmore Cottage in Windsor before Meghan's due date.
Kyle Richards defends college-aged daughter amid questions about her potential involvement in racketeering scam
Guilty by association? Kyle Richards' friend, Lori Loughlin, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested this week for allegedly agreeing to $500,000 worth of bribes to get their daughters, Bella and Olivia into the University of Southern California. Kyle's 18-year-old daughter, Sophia, is a freshman at George Washington University and found herself getting attacked by trolls who wondered if she'd also used illegal means to get into the highly rated school. "Some people are really unbelievable," Kyle wrote alongside a screenshot that showed Sophia replying to one of the trolls. "So proud of you @sophiakylieee," Kyle added (via Us Weekly). The user had asked Sophia, "Did your parents bribe your way into Gw just like all your neighbors back home did?" adding, "You seem incredibly stupid." Sophia apparently took the comment in stride, replying: "I actually graduated high school on the deans list and worked really hard to get into a good school thank u for ur concern tho sweetie." Kyle also touched on the widespread racketeering scam on "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, March 12, after being asked if anything similar had gone down with anyone else in Kyle's "circle." "We know a lot of people in that circle and it was really shocking today," Kyle said. "Everyone's talking about it today, you know, in our world and our circle. Until today, [I] had never heard this ever existed. Maybe I'm naive. I didn't even know that existed." Good chance Kyle's less naive about other kinds of fraud, though. On Thursday, The Blast reported her husband, Mauricio Umansky was hit with a federal lawsuit alleging he breached "fiduciary duties" and "misrepresented" key information while selling a multi-million dollar mansion.
Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, loses Sephora deal over college scam allegations
While Kyle Richards and her daughter, Sophia, defend themselves against trolls who suspect they may have illegally gotten Sophia into college, Kyle's pal, Lori Loughlin, and her daughter, Olivia Jade, are already losing partnerships over Lori's arrest this week. Sephora severed its relationship with Olivia after learning the 19-year-old has been accused of securing her place at USC through bribes her mother was allegedly responsible for. JustJared reports Olivia's new collaboration with the beauty store, which she just debuted in December, is now kaput. "After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately," a rep for Sephora said in a statement. Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested for allegedly bribing recruiters to get their two daughters into USC on the crew team despite their lack of competitive rowing experience.
Paris Jackson claps back at claims she's in a 'downward spiral'
Paris Jackson would like everyone to take a chill pill, thankyouverymuch. In the wee hours of Thursday, March 14, the 20-year-old posted multiple tweets about assumptions she sees strangers making about her life — and how off-base they are. Responding to buzz about whether she and her boyfriend were on the verge of breakup after photos surfaced that seemed to show the two fighting publicly in New Orleands, Paris tweeted (via People): "Me and my bf re-enacted 'the californians' from SNL while we were in nola purely for the entertainment of our friends, and paps happened to be taking pictures of it all and…. y'all it looks like a full on break-up scene in a sad drama movie omg." She went on to deny reports claiming she was also on the verge of a meltdown. "Damn i'm just now catching wind of these downward spiral articles..," she wrote. "This is like, what ? the 7th time y'all have accused me of this ? the 3rd in the past month? n yet not one OD from all the 'drugs' y'all accuse me of doing or any hospitalizations… 7… but who's counting right…" Another post read: "Like.. no please.. give it up.. there are so many more interesting things to write about. and actions speak louder than words. so if my actions prove your words wrong, why keep trying to pull this s—? it's a lil pathetic. i'll pray for y'all." She also offered this suggested to anyone with more words of supposed wisdom for her: "SMOKE SOME WEED AND MELLOW OUT." Later, she added that after she copped to using marijuana in an Instagram Story post once, "… all of a sudden i'm a junkie meth alcoholic party raver that's also secretly married and pregnant and may or may not have a penis. I have a job. and dogs. and a bedtime. go f— yourself." Finally, after saying she's "down for freedom of speech" but not "lying, especially on a mass scale," she addressed a question about the new claims made about her father, Michael Jackson, in "Leaving Neverland." "There's nothing i can say that hasn't already been said in regards to defense," she tweeted. "[Michael's nephew] taj [Jackson] is doing a perfect job on his own. and i support him. but that's not my role. I'm just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. that's me."
Beyonce refuses to turn over communication with family in Blue Ivy trademark suit
A wedding planner fighting Beyonce for trademarks rights to the name "Blue Ivy" wants Bey to deliver communication she's sent her husband, JAY-Z, and mother, Tina Knowles Lawson, and Beyonce is not having it. The Blast reports Veronica Morales demanded all documents tied to Bey's 2016 "Blue Ivy" trademark application that might show she actually planned to use the name — which Morales claims Bey never intended to do. As of mid-March, Bey was still refusing to produce the requested documents. She's since asked for a protective order that would keep Morales from making any of the information public.
Gia Giudice sends her father, Joe Giudice, 'love and strength' as he's released into ICE custody
As Joe Giudice begins what could be a long stay in ICE custody, his eldest daughter, Gia Giudice shared some words of support for her dad. "Sending you my love and strength today and always," Gia, 18, captioned a throwback pic of her and Joe on her Instagram Story on Thursday, March 14. "I love you," she added. According to Us Weekly, Joe could remain with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for as long as a year while he appeals an order mandating he be deported back to his native Italy after serving a 41-month sentence for fraud.
Meek Mill honored in Philadelphia by City Council
Meek Mill's hometown has declared this coming weekend "Meek Mill Weekend," according to WPVI-TV (via Page Six). With his controversially long and difficult prison sentence for a probation violation officially behind him, Meek is slated to perform in Philadelphia on Saturday, March 16, as part of his Motivation Tour. A few days ahead of his performance, he stopped by City Council meeting, where local leaders honored his work in criminal justice reform. "I wanted to do something where I felt important enough to give people like me coming up a fair shot in life," Meek said. The rapper endured a complex and often bizarre battle with Judge Genece Brinkley beginning in 2017 when he was arrested for doing wheelies on a motorbike without a helmet while on probation. Even though no new charges were filed over the incident, Brinkley sentenced him to two to four years in prison. As he fought the sentence from behind bars, new evidence suggested corrupt cops had framed him for the initial 2008 charge, which he'd long denied.