Still going strong
"Don't believe everything you read." That's how Playboy model Shauna Sexton responded when the Daily Mail checked in with her about rumors she'd already split from Ben Affleck just six weeks after the pair started dating. "I know [there are lots of unnamed insiders]," she told the tab, "and they just make s— up, just like this." The 22-year-old recently returned to California from a trip to Big Sky, Montana, with Ben, whose divorce from Jennifer Garner was finalized on Oct. 5. Jen, meanwhile has "started dating someone new," according to Us Weekly. "She's ready to start the next phase of her life," the source added.
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Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are 'actively trying' to get pregnant again
The baby madness that took over the Kardashian-Jenner family in recent months may not have died down just yet. According to an Us Weekly source, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are "actively trying for another" ankle-biter just eight months after the birth of their first child, Stormi. It seems Stormi's arrival has helped Kylie and Travis fall "even more in love," and they can't help but think a second child will bring them closer once more. The report comes on the heels of a Q&A Kylie did this week with her pal, Jordyn Woods, in which she said she does want another little girl — but cautioned she's "not ready right this second." She also revealed she's hoping she'll have another daughter.
Cardi B finally addresses Nicki Minaj Fashion Week brawl
What was going through Cardi B's mind when she threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj during a Fashion Week party, sending a large portion of the room into brawl mode last month? Less than two weeks after the now infamous incident, W magazine asked Cardi just that during a sit-down interview about her big year. The rapper said she'd lost it that night after Nicki liked then unliked a tweet in which someone had dissed Cardi's skills as a mother to the daughter she shares with Offset. "For a while now, she's been taking a lot of shots at me. I spoke to her twice before, and we came to an understanding. But she kept it going," Cardi said. Nicki has denied she liked the tweet to begin with, but the whole thing clearly irked Cardi. "I was going to make millions off my Bruno Mars tour and I sacrificed that to stay with my daughter," she said. "I love my daughter.I'm a good-a– f—ing mom. So for somebody that don't have a child to like that comment? So many people want to say that party wasn't the time or place but I'm not going to catch another artist in the grocery store or down the block."
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Pete Davidson joins Ariana Grande at a NYC recording studio
Ariana Grande seems to be bringing her fiance, Pete Davidson into the fold of her next recording project. After sharing a few social media hints that suggest she's already working on a follow-up to "Sweetener," the singer was spotted heading into a studio in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 10, with her man on her arm, according to the Daily Mail. The studio visit comes on the heels of posts referencing a slew of artists, including Tayla Parx, Victoria Monét, and Kaydence. She also recently responded to a fan who'd suggested she has yet to tour in support of "Sweetener" because she may be planning to promote two albums at once instead. "I showed this Scooter [Braun, her manager] and he goes, 'Who is this fortune teller that's dictating all our movements,'" Ariana wrote, seemingly teasing that the fan was right. Her rep announced earlier this year that Ariana would be working "on new music without a deadline" while grieving the death of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miler.
'Top Chef' star Fatima Ali's cancer is back, doctors give her one year to live
Last year, "Top Chef" star Fatima Ali was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. As she revealed in an essay for Bon Appetit on Tuesday, Oct.9, the bone and soft tissue cancer has returned and the prognosis is bad. "The cancer cells my doctors believed had vanished are back with a vengeance in my left hip and femur bone," the Season 15 chef wrote (via Us Weekly). "My oncologist has told me that I have a year to live, with or without the new chemotherapy regimen. I was looking forward to being 30, flirty and thriving. Guess I have to step it up on the flirting. I have no time to lose." She continued: "It's funny, isn't it? When we think we have all the time in the world to live, we forget to indulge in the experiences of living. When that choice is yanked away from us, that's when we scramble to feel. I am desperate to overload my senses in the coming months, making reservations at the world's best restaurants, reaching out to past lovers and friends, and smothering my family, giving them the time that I so selfishly guarded before." Fatima continued: "I've spent more time in sterile hospital rooms in the past year than I have in my own apartment. This has become my new home, and the staff a part of my family. … Everyone's amazed that I'm taking it so well. But when you hit rock bottom, there really is no place to go but up." Though she admitted she was understandably scared, she also said she knew just how she wanted to spend her final months –checking out all the amazing new restaurants New York City has to offer. "I was always deathly afraid of being average in any way," she admitted. "And now I desperately wish to have a simple, uneventful life."
Kim Kardashian urges California governor to help death row inmate
California death row inmate Kevin Cooper is grateful to Kim Kardashian West for tweeting directly to the governor of California about Cooper's seemingly unfair plight. "Governor Brown, please add Kevin Cooper to your legacy of smart, fair and thoughtful criminal justice reforms," Kim posted, sharing a link to a New York Times op-ed about Cooper's case. Cooper, who was convicted of murdering four people in the '80,has long claimed he is innocent and that he may have been framed for the killings. The Times found enough evidence in his case to support that and has concluded new DNA testing could easily prove his innocence. Cooper's attorney, Norman Hile tells TMZ that while he and Cooper are grateful Kim put the case before her 60 million Twitter followers, they still need Gov. Brown's attention in order to save Cooper's life. They're hoping her followers will reach out to Brown and request the testing that would settle the matter once and for all. TMZ also points out that Kim tweeted about the case the same week her husband, Kanye West, is slated to meet with Donald Trump at the White House to discuss prison reform, among other matters. Unfortunately, Cooper's case is relegated to state rather than federal authorities. Over the summer, the president commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson, who was looking at to life behind bars for a first-time drug offense, after discussing her situation with Kim.
All the details Luka Sabbat on Kourtney Kardashian's new beau
In the wake of Kourtney Kardashian's latest date with 20-year-old model and actor, Luka Sabbat, E! News did a little digging to get the scoop on the reality star's new rumored love interest. It seems Luka was discovered when he was just 15 by a modeling scout, but he was hardly new to fashion by that point, having grown up in Paris with a mom who worked as a stylist for John Galliano and Dior and a father who worked as a designer. Speaking to W magazine recently, Luka recalled sitting in the front row at major fashion shows as a kid. He also recalls crying because the loud music and applause left him bewildered. He was all for being held by various models backstage though, telling W, "that was the best part … I've always liked beautiful women." After being discovered, it wasn't long before he was landing campaigns for the likes of Calvin Klein and hanging out with celebs like Rihanna and Lorde. His first show was Kanye West's Yeezy Season 1. Eventually, he became pals with the Kardashians and Jenners and started thinking about a career as "a creative," to use his phrase. A photography project and capsule clothing collection followed, as did his development of a rep as a social media influencer. He now also appears on the "Black-ish" spinoff, "Grown-ish." As for Kourtney's interest in her much-younger male friend? "It's definitely becoming more exclusive and a regular thing," an insider recently told E! "… She's really enjoying getting to know him and seeing where it goes."
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Meek Mill announces plans to renovate basketball court for Philadelphia kids
Meek Mill has a new project in the works aimed at helping out the kids in his hometown of Philadelphia. TMZ reports the rapper is due to renovate a basketball court in North Philadelphia's East Fairmount Park section. "North Philly will always be home," Meek tells TMZ. When kids go to East Fairmount Park, they deserve to ball in the best conditions possible, so I'm glad they'll have that opportunity now." Thanks to a partnership with Roc Nation and PUMA, Meek is planning to refurbish and repaint the court. It's not his first good samaritan move in the City of Brotherly Love, either. Back in August, he donated some 6,000 backpacks to the students at the elementary school he once attended. Go Meek!
Claire Foy reveals she and her ex are best friends
It's not often we come across a Hollywood romance that ends with both members of the former couple viewing one another as their closest pal, but that's the direction Claire Foy's marriage took after she separated from actor Stephen Campbell Moore. The two share a daughter, Ivy Rose, and as Emmy-winning star of "The Crown" says in Vogue's November 2018 cover story, "I'm incredibly lucky that I have a child with someone I deeply love and who is my best friend." This fall, Claire's already earning gobs of critical praise for her role as Neil Armstrong's wife, Janet, in "First Man." Next month, she returns to theaters as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl in the Spider's Web," a project she admits looked so challenging it initially made her think, "I don't know anybody who would take this on," though that clearly didn't stop her. Whether her 3-year-old will follow in the footsteps of Claire and Stephen, however, remains to be seen. "She loves [making] faces," Claire muses, but when she's asked if that means there might be "another actor in the family," the star says she prefers to let Ivy Rose figure that out for herself, noting, "I don't want people to put that on kids."
Tiffany Haddish asks for 'the guy fee' to avoid pay gap
Why does the gender pay gap remain in Hollywood? From Tiffany Haddish's perspective, it may be because women aren't demanding what they need enough. "I think the reason why, a lot times, we don't get paid the same as men do is because we don't talk about it. I think we do need to talk about it," the "Girls Trip" star tells Variety. "You know what they say? 'A close mouth don't get fed.' And a lot of times we don't open our mouths because we don't even really know what we're supposed to get," she explained. "So, that's why I do the research. I ask around. I've made friends with line producers that cut those checks, production managers, so I can be like, 'So, on average, how much does a girl get paid for? How much does a guy get paid?' OK, I'm gonna ask for the guy fee on this one."