Ariel Winter laughs along with trolls taking aim at her feet
They look pretty normal to us, but Ariel Winter's feet became the subject of some serious trolling this week after the "Modern Family" star shared a photo from a recent shoot for Schon Magazine. The pretty, black and white pic showed the 21-year-old star slouching comfortably on a chair with one foot resting on the seat. That foot apparently looked off to some of her followers, though, and she quickly found her feed filled with a barrage of negative comments. Comments excerpted by Page Six ranged from nasty jabs about "Bigfoot" and a "T-Rex" to a suggestion she get "foot reduction surgery," likely a stab at the breast reduction surgery she's spoken publicly about having undergone. After the commentary got heated, fans started chiming in to assure Ariel both she and her feet look lovely as always. Ultimately, Ariel let the remarks roll off her back. "I'm literally a 6.5 and people are commenting I have like men's size 13 feet," she wrote, tossing in a laughing emoji. The post and its fallout come less than a month after a number of photos led followers to comment on her recent weight loss. "I appreciate you wanting to help girls love themselves the way they are, but you are also kind of cutting someone (me) down," the actress responded. "I also didn't get plastic surgery. That is also not being supportive of women if you're just assuming something about the way they look."
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Rihanna celebrates her birthday with her boyfriend and a Lakers win
LeBron James delivered a special belated birthday present to Lakers superfan Rihanna this week in the form of a major comeback against the Houston Rockets. RiRi hit the Staples Center with her boyfriend, wealthy Saudi businessman Hasaan Jameel for the game on Thursday, Feb. 21, opting to skip her custom " Bad Girl RiRi" Lakers jersey — TMZ reports it was a gift from NBA officials –in favor of a LeBron jersey. It was apparently the right move. After three rough quarters, things looked grim for Los Angeles before LeBron turned things around for a massive comeback to win the game 111 to 106 as Rihanna hollered for her hometown team from a private box with her man. Happy 31st, Rih!
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Sofia Richie says she keeps her relationship with Scott Disick as private as possible
Sofia Richie has no interest in broadcasting the details of her romance with Scott Disick outside their relationship. "I think a lot of people think they have to prove their relationships through social media and I'm just happy being private about my relationship," the model tells Tatler in the magazine's April cover story (via ET). "It's not like I won't post pictures about it, but I like having my little private life." Explaining that the only people she has over are folks the interviewer and presumably anyone else would not know, she explains: "I'm not a party girl and I really don't like the paparazzi." Though they have embarked on a few vacations with Scott's ex, Kourtney Kardashian and the kids he shares with her, when it comes to Sofia's alone time with Scott, she says they keep it low-key. "Whatever we do, whether it's going to the cinema or dinner, we'll always just end up going home and watching a movie after," she says.
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Kim Kardashian West defends Khloe amid Tristan Thompson cheating fallout
When the Kardashian sisters appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" last month, Andy Cohen raised the question of whether Kourtney Kardashian or Kim Kardashian West would have stayed with Tristan Thompson after his first cheating scandal. Both Kourtney and Kim were realistic in their replies, with Kourtney explaining that "you do everything you can for your family," and Kim pointing out how much harder it was for Khloe not to dump Tristan amid public commentary about what she should do. Now that Khloe's given Tristan the boot after he allegedly hooked up with Kylie Jenner's best friend, Kim still seems determined to remind fans of the challenges her sister is facing. This week, she spotted a tweet from the Twitter handle 2Cool2Blog that chided, "If someone cheats on you publicly. Y'all going outside the next day?" It was a reference to the appearance Khloe made at an event shortly after news of Tristan's tryst became public — and Kim deserves some sister points for her perfect reply. "Would you prefer she lose the money too?" she asked (via the Daily Mail). "A single mom has to work too boo! This was a professional commitment planned far in advance," she continued, "… and you better believe she is not waiting on anyone to pay her bills or provide for her daughter. PERIOD!!!!"
Offset raps about Cardi B and his four kids on solo album 'Father of 4'
On his first solo album, Offset's main focus is his family. That includes Cardi B, as well as the daughter they share, Kulture and his three children from previous relationships, , hence the title, "Father of 4." The track "Don't Lose Me" includes a sample from a video he posted in an attempt to apologize (presumably for cheating) and win Cardi back. It also features lines about how he sees his relationship with Cardi in Kulture. "When I'm lookin' down at her, it's you and me," he raps at one point (via E! News). "She taught me don't lose me." Tweeting about the serious nature of the album on Thursday, Feb. 21, the Migos rapper wrote: "I am a FATHER OF 4. The most beautiful and smart kids I could ask for. I want them to understand there [sic] dad for the good and the bad. The decisions I made was to feed I'm not a perfect FATHER BUT I AM A FATHER OF 4!" He went on to acknowledge some of his mistakes come from not having grown up with a dad around before asserting that everything he does is about looking out for his kids' best interests. "Fatherhood was missing in my life and sometimes I have to be missing for work but it all come back to the little ones I'm setting them up for the future," he wrote. "I didn't take the cleanest route to success I ran into walls and hurdles but I overcame them I'm proud of me!!!" Adding that "this album means the world" to him, he urged fans to pay attention to the "very special stories within the songs."
Ellen Page recalls being told to hide her sexuality in Hollywood circles
Ellen Page has been increasingly vocal about LGBQT rights over the past few years and with her new show, "The Umbrella Academy," earning high marks from fans and critics alike, she's clearly taking advantage of the opportunity to share her experience as a gay woman in a largely heterosexual industry. The 31-year-old covers the latest edition of PorterEdit, where she opens up about coming out — and being urged not to do so — as a young actress. "I was distinctly told, by people in the industry, when I started to become known: 'People cannot know you're gay,'" she says. "And I was pressured – forced, in many cases – to always wear dresses and heels for events and photo shoots … As if lesbians don't wear dresses and heels. But I will never let anyone put me in anything I feel uncomfortable in ever again." Ellen goes on to describe how that kind of pressure affected her emotional and mental well being, sharing that at just 20, a time when she says she was "still navigating my own stuff," she was forced to see headline after headline about something she was still in the process of understanding herself. "There was a tabloid magazine that I saw at every checkout, in every gas station, with a picture of me on the cover, and the question: 'Is Ellen Page gay?' It was very detrimental to my mental health," she says. The Oscar winner says she's happy to see the world's collective view point grow more open, though she acknowledges our society has a long way to go before the LGBQT community is given equal footing. "I remember being in my early 20s and really believing it was impossible for me to come out," she says. "But, over time, with more representation, hearts and minds have been changed. It doesn't happen quickly enough and it hasn't happened enough, particularly for the most marginalized in the community. But things have got better."
Hoda Kotb credits Kathie Lee Gifford with 'every good thing' in her life
Rihanna's not the only girl celebrating a birthday this month! Hoda Kotb stopped by "The Tonight Show" this week and said her daughter, Haley Joy, recently turned 2. "The thing people say that I believe is the most true is 'you blink and it goes like that," she admitted. "You have to hang in the moments and I've been trying to do that more." The "Today" show host seems to have no trouble living in the moment when it comes to appreciating her colleague of 11 years, Kathie Lee Gifford, who recently announced she's leaving the show in April. "The show was a blast, and I just said to Kath the other day, I said, 'You know what's funny? I feel like every good thing in my life happened after she and I met,'" Hoda mused. "I got to go speak at some event — because I worked with Kath, they asked me to speak — and I happened to have met my boyfriend there, who I'm with today. Because I met my boyfriend, we adopted Haley… I got to live all these cool dreams after meeting her." She had similar praise for Savannah Guthrie, who had planned to join Hoda on "The Tonight Show," but had to skip the appearance due to illness. "My admiration for [Savannah] deepens every day," Hoda gushed. "There are certain people the more you know them the more you like them. She is an amazing person."
Jennifer Garner stumps for quality child care and education in Vermont and D.C.
When she';s not acting, filming her IG cooking show or being a mom to three kids, Jennifer Garner can often be found advocating for better access to child care and early education as a board member of the Save the Children Action Network. She went full steam ahead in that role this week at events in Vermont on Washington, DC. Speaking to local politicians, other parents and concerned community members at the Robin's Nest Children's Center in Burlington, Vermont, on Thursday, Feb. 21, Jen marveled at the "bipartisan support" the center has when it comes to getting day care for lower income moms. "The kids benefit because these kids are going to go to kindergarten and hit the ground running," she said, according to MyChamplainValley.com (via JustJared). "I've seen kids all over this country in my work with Save the Children who are going into kindergarten and have never held a book," the actress noted. "There's only 1 book for every 13 kids in poor America."
Why Miranda Lambert probably doesn't care what you think about her new marriage …
So what does Miranda Lambert think of the raised eyebrows that have come with news she married a police officer who was a longtime fan who wanted to meet her and has been accused of having a tangled romantic past? Not much, based on the digging E! News recently did about the honesty and candor with which she's shared her romantic life over the years. After getting hitched to Blake Shelton, she opened up to Dateline about her initial interest in her fellow country star, saying she "knew he was married," "had seen their wedding pictures" and with private investigator parents, knew plenty about affairs and why they can be a bad idea. She later said on "60 Minutes" that she didn't mind telling the world what was going on between her and Blake. "We feel like we're very honest with who we are and our relationship. We've kinda told the good, the bad, the ugly as our relationship has progressed from the beginning till now," she said. "And people dig anyway and they make up lies, so I feel like, we don't really hold back, because if you hold back they're going to dig anyway so might as well just tell it." E! also points to her song, "Vice," which she wrote the day her split from Blake was announced and includes lines like, "If you need me, I'll be where my reputation don't proceed me." Finally, the site points to her post-split social media break, which she said helped her see "the drama of it all, because it gets sillier and sillier," adding, "They make up so many lies, no one can know the truth. The truth is it's in my music if you listen close enough."
Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump finalize their divorce
After signing a confidentiality agreement to keep all information about their divorce on the down-low for the sake of their kids, Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump announced this week that they are now officially divorced. "We finalized our agreement at the end of last year," they said in a joint statement, according to Page Six. "We are incredibly lucky to have five amazing children and are committed to raising them together. Our kids and their happiness will always be our first priority." The two were married for 12 years. vanessa filed for divorce in March 2018.