Beyonce files new papers in trademark fight
Five years after she first filed to trademark her daughter's name, Beyonce is fighting an event planner in court over the right to use "Blue Ivy Carter" for business purposes. Us Weekly reports Veronica Morales, a wedding planner whose company was named Blue Ivy prior to Bey's daughter's birth, opposed Bey's attempt to renew the trademark earlier this year. On Tuesday, June 6, Bey's lawyers filed new documents with the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office requesting that the board deny the wedding planner's motion for early leave discovery — a move she made in the hopes of deposing the former vice president of Beyonce's BGKTrademark Holdings Company, Jonathan Schwartz, who is headed to prison for fraud. Noting that the former VP is "no longer affiliated" with Bey's company, the documents assert that Veronica is trying to capitalize on interest in the singer's daughter. "Given Mrs. Carter's fame, news of her newborn daughter and her unique name spread quickly. It soon became apparent that those who were searching for news about Mrs. Carter's daughter, Blue Ivy, would also find opposer's wedding planning business," say Beyonce's lawyers in the papers. Beyonce reportedly filed the trademark so she could launch a clothing line and other products using Blue Ivy's name.
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Miranda Kerr shows off her wedding ring at Moschino show
When Miranda Kerr returned to the runway this week to debut the Moschino Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear and Women's Resort Collection in Los Angeles, she was a little blingier than usual, thanks to the diamond eternity band around her left ring finger. The fashion show was Miranda's first public appearance since she tied the knot with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel on May 27 — and her first since the two wrapped up their honeymoon in Fiji on the exclusive island of Luacala. According to Architectural Digest, rooms on the resort island range from $6,000 to $60,000 a night with a four-night minimum required stay. A source recently told Life&Style the happy couple are already thinking about a sibling for Miranda's son Flynn.
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Britney Spears' Instagram account hacked
James Comey isn't the only one talking about Russian malfeasance this week. According to Jezebel, Russian hackers infiltrated the bikini pic and gym selfie-palooza that is Britney Spears' Instagram account and used it to spread malicious software. The hacking group reportedly hid code for a bit.ly link in one the comments section on Brit-Brit's page. The code, Jezebel reports, sends users to "a command-and-control (C&C) server—giving it instructions on what to do and retrieve stolen data." A security firm has determined the hidden code was probably a test, implying the hackers could find their way back into Britney's account.
Laura Prepon confirms the gender of her baby-to-be
It's a girl! Laura Prepon stopped by "Live! With Kelly and Ryan" this week to chat about the new season of "Orange Is the New Black." While she was there, she also gave viewers an update on her pregnancy, confirming that she and Ben Foster are expecting a baby girl. "It's kind of weird, 'cause it sneaks up on you where you're like, 'I can't believe it's been eight months already.' But then you're like, 'Oh my God, she needs to like come out already," the actress said (via Us Weekly). "It's so wonderful. It's such a blessing," she added before pointing out that her baby-to-be is all about the "Live!" set: "She likes it here —she's already kicking!"
Amy Schumer jokes about Ben Hanisch split
Amy Schumer opened up about her split from Ben Hanisch for the first time this week, using the experience as fuel for a few jokes at the Hilarity for Charity's Third Annual New York City Variety Show fundraiser event on Thursday, June 9. "So, we were kind of like — we were a year and a half, you know," she began, according to E! News. "It's not that bad, but it's like … We went out with a couple who's been together a long time and we were kind of trying to rush the intimacy. Like, I was trying to impress the girl and I was like, 'Well he woke me up this morning with a fart.' And he just slowly turned to me and he goes, 'Are we doing this?' And I was like, 'No, no, no, no, no, no, no. We're not opening fire. Don't tell me any of the disgusting s–t I've done.' He was just like, 'I want male confidence.'" She went on to joke about the secret look Ben used to give himself while checking out his reflection. "Like, I noticed that in him. He had — and I think most men here have it — you have mirror face. It's a face that men only make when they look in the mirror, and they don't make it in their real life. Maybe you know what yours is. Maybe you've seen your man do this, where he's like a normal guy, kind of nice, and then he looks in the mirror and he becomes like a superhero and James Dean. He's just kind of like [making a macho face]. Right? You're like, 'Dude, you work in software.' Like, 'Relax, Clint Eastwood,'" she teased. "And then it made me look at my mirror face, which I think a lot of girls here can relate to. I'll just kind of [make a defeated face] and it's just kind of a sweet little, 'Oops! Hand I was dealt!' Before leaving the subject of romance, Amy added: "I'm dating this new dude. He's awesome. He's like Stephen Hawking, sexually."
Selena Gomez on handling a crush: 'You have to take care of yourself'
Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" press tour continued on Thursday, June 8, with a visit to Radio Disney Studios, where she noted was the location of her "first job ever." Now 24, the singer opened up about why she loves writing music and how her new single fits into what she's learned about herself since taking a break from the spotlight. Writing music, she said, is "kind of therapeutic," according to E! News. She continued, "You're sitting there and talking to people about what you're going through, and you're thinking, 'How can we impact somebody? How can we make this a great song? How can people relate to it?'… I think that's important and it's fun. I love making people happy, and especially right now, that's what makes me happiest — being able to create stuff that people can enjoy." As for "Bad Liar," Selena explained, "This song is telling a story…it's a feeling that you can't help. For me, I wear my heart on my sleeve. Anyone who knows me knows that I wear my heart on my sleeve with my fans and with people in general, and that's just who I am. When I'm in that place of being happy, I'm happy, and when I'm in my low, I'm in my low. It just describes exactly my character, in a way." The singer, who's been dating The Weeknd since last year, also shared some advice for handling a crush. "You have to be good and take care of yourself," she said. "That's what I encourage, I'm always about that. That's the most important thing. Then, if you have people in your life that can add to that and make you happy and just do that for you, then that's what it should be."
Jenelle Evans opens up about her father: 'He cut himself out of my life'
Jenelle Evans' mother, Barbara, isn't the only parent from whom she's estranged. In her forthcoming memoir, "Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom," the 25-year-old reveals she and her father no longer speak. "Robert Evans was only in my life for a little while. For that short and glorious time, I was daddy's little girl," Jenelle recalls in an excerpt published by E! News. "I loved and admired him. I still do in some way. Without warning everything changed, and my dad cut himself out of my life. … Even now, as a grown woman, we don't talk. Maybe one day that will change. Maybe one day we can find one another, get to know each other, and he can finally be my father. Until then, he is just my biological dad." She goes on to write that her parents ended their marriage because of what her mother saw as Robert's "misplaced sense of priorities." "Having been in and out of my own troubled relationships, I can only guess at what their marriage was like," she continues. "It was rocky enough not to last, and that says enough on its own, I suppose. I wished I had paid enough attention at the time. So I could watch for the same signs in my own life." Jenelle's book is due out July 25.
George and Amal Clooney are 'so happy, so contented' to be parents
Thanks to the arrival of their twins, Alexander and Ella, George and Amal Clooney are still as blissed-out as ever — and so is Amal's mom, journalist Baria Alamuddin. "Seeing these two angels, these stunningly beautiful babies … cuddled together, and seeing the joy on Amal and George's faces, it's one of those deeply felt beautiful feelings you can't express in words," Baria tells People. Asked how the new parents are faring, she gushed, "Oh my god, Amal and George were so beautiful, they were so happy, so contented. You just look at them and you feel like they've been a mother and father for their whole lives." George and Amal welcomed their little ones on Tuesday, June 6.
Tom Hardy announces his dog has passed away in moving Tumblr post
It's been a difficult week for Tom Hardy, who announced on Wednesday, June 7, that his dog Woodstock has passed away. "I don't normally speak out about family and friends but this is an unusual circumstance. Woody affected so many people in his own right so with great respect to his autonomy and as a familiar friendly face to many of you, it is with great great sadness a heavy heart that I inform you that after a very hard and short 6 month battle with an aggressive polymyostisis Woody passed away, two days ago," Tom wrote on his Tumblr fan site. He praised Woody for visiting him on sets, landing a cameo on "Peaky Blinders" and for being "the #73 most influential animal in Time magazine." "He was only age 6," Tom continued. "He was far too young to leave us and we at home are devastated by his loss. I am ultimately grateful for his loyal companionship and love and it is of some great comfort that he is no longer suffering. Above all I am completely gutted. The world for me was a better place with him in it and by my side. … To the bestest friend ever. To me and to a family who loved him beyond words and whom he loved without doubt more than I have ever known. Woody was the bestest of journey companions we ever could dream of having. Our souls intertwined forever."
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner celebrate their daughter's graduation
Devoted pals and parents Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reunited again this week to celebrate their 8-year-old daughter Seraphina's graduation. The friendly exes were spotted at Sera's school enjoying some sunshine beneath clusters of balloons set up in honor of the event, according to the Daily Mail. Ben Affleck recently moved out of the home he had been sharing with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Jen, and is reportedly living in a nearby house in her neighborhood.