Kevin Federline wants a child support increase from Britney Spears
It's been more than a decade since Britney Spears and Kevin Federline ended their marriage and now that Brit's career is back on track, K-Fed reportedly wants to reevaluate the amount of child support his ex forks over to him each month. The Blast reports Kevin and his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, sent Britney a letter on Thursday, Feb. 22, concerning an increase in monthly support for their sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James. According to The Blast, Britney currently pays Kevin $20,000 a month towards Jayden and Preston's care — but that figure was determined around the same time Britney's mental health crisis forced her to essentially stop working. These days, her $475,000-a-show Las Vegas residency alone has reportedly been earning her about $15 million a year. Meanwhile, the letter claims Kevin has prioritized Britney's schedule in their child care-related interactions. The letter Kevin sent was not specific about the amount of money he wants, child support-wise. It also indicated he hoped they could agree on the new terms without a fight. Kevin and his lawyer were spotted at Koi in Los Angeles the same day they sent the letter.
Lamar Odom weighs in on Khloe Kardashian's pregnancy
When it comes to mom-to-be Khloe Kardashian's care-taking skills, Lamar Odom has firsthand experience with her expertise. "I know if she can take care of a grown man for four years — the way she took care of me — yeah, I know she can take care of a baby," Khloe's ex says in a new interview for "Access" (via the New York Post). Despite his adulterous behavior and drug use during their marriage, Khloe went above and beyond the call of duty in 2015 after Lamar nearly died from an overdose at a brothel, supporting him s he recovered physically and sticking with him as he battled his addiction. At the time, they'd been separated for nearly two years. Khloe even held off on finalizing the divorce until she felt Lamar was in a better place. Although Lamar went on to say Khloe's baby news "couldn't happen to a better person," he also said it "was hurtful" that she pretended she was trying to get pregnant when they were together. "But I mean, I was going through some things at the time," he cautioned, "so I didn't really take it too personally." Khloe is expecting her first child with Tristan Thompson in April.
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Willow Hart raises money for Haiti at Pink's rehearsal
Pink and Carey Hart's daughter, Willow turned charitable entrepreneur this week when she and a friend took advantage of a captive audience at her mom's rehearsal space to generate some funds for hurricane relief. Sharing a photo from the pop-up candy sale, Willow's dad explained: "Willz and her friend Gracie wanted to do some charity work. So they bought bulk candy and set up a table in catering at mama @pink rehersal Hall. They are donating the money to #Haiti 👍👍," adding, "Good work ladies, doing your part #DontTellTrump." The hashtagged dig at Donald Trump comes on the heel's of the president's reported comment about Haiti being a 's—hole' country, his widely criticized response to the hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico and Pink's 2017 tweet about the "terrible job" POTUS was doing by prioritizing the NFL's National Anthem controversy while "Puerto Ricans have no power."
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The truth about those Lorde, Jack Antonoff romance rumors
Sorry, gossip lovers. A quick hug between friends does not always mean a secret romance is brewing. When Lorde and Lena Dunham's ex, Jack Antonoff, were spotted smiling as Lorde threw her arms around the musician in a candid photo, social media went into a tailspin with rumors suggesting the two were dating in the wake of Jack's split from Lena. But The Blast points out that the rumor mill missed one key detail: The other person Jack and Lorde were walking around with that day was a New Zealander named Justin — who happens to be Lorde's actual boyfriend. During an Instagram Live chat with fans on Thursday, Feb. 22, Lorde assured fans there's nothing going on between her and Jack. "Guys, no!" she said, laughing, after a fan asked her about the rumors. "Guys … Jack and I are not dating, for the last time. But I love him, he's awesome, but we're not dating. Please!" Earlier this month, Jack also chimed in on the chatter. "Normally i would never address rumors," he wrote, "but i resent having the most important friendships and working relationships in my life reduced to dumb hetero normative gossip. those relationships are deeply important and sacred. with that said, im not seeing anyone. lol."
Justin Timberlake takes his son on a low-profile Time Square visit
During some down time between his Super Bowl and Brit Awards performances, Justin Timberlake acted like any other good dad with some time to kill in the Big Apple and took his son, Silas, out for a little sight-seeing. The father-son pair, along with some friends, reportedly stopped by the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey exhibition in New York City's Times Square last weekend. "He waited in line like everyone else," a snitch told the New York Post of JT's visit. "No one recognized him until one of the guides caught on halfway through. Silas was playing and interacting with various scenes, like the coral reef and digital sea lions." The source also noticed the singer praised one of the exhibit's employees, recalling that, "When they exited, the retail area was playing *NSYNC and Justin told the guide, 'I like your choice in music.' "
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's daughter takes a stroll with her mom in NYC
Luna takes Manhattan! Chrissy Teigen stepped out in New York City on Thursday, Feb. 22, with her insanely cute, nearly 2-year-old daughter, Luna Stephens, who was walking on her own and grinning ear to ear throughout the day, according to the Daily Mail. The adorable pair popped into a few stores on their stroll as Chrissy cradled her growing baby bump. She and John Legend are expecting their second child via IVF. And while Chrissy spent much of her first pregnancy responding to negative online comments after she revealed she was able to choose the gender of her firstborn, she's apparently spending her second pregnancy worrying about different issues. Case in point: "I'm scared Luna is gonna hate her baby brother," she recently tweeted, "because I have a really hard time welcoming new bravo cast members." Ah, yes. For a serious reality TV fan, the struggle is real, indeed.
Laverne Cox opens up about the challenges of pursuing an acting career as a black, trans woman
There haven't been a lot of open doors on "Orange Is the New Black" star Laverne Cox's career path. As she explained during a Black History Month Q&A at Macy's in New York City this week, she's struggled to even find opportunities to audition as a black, trans woman. "Two years ago … I was in the waiting room with actresses who were like, 'Oh my God, this is my fourth audition today. And I was like, 'Oh, I've never auditioned that much.' There have never been that many parts as a black, openly transgender woman," Laverne told the New York Post. "Because I am who I am, there probably have been fewer opportunities for me to work. I feel like we've made the very most of what we have been given … I feel very blessed now." Laverne also revealed she has plans to move towards producing — and she hopes she can help more people who identify with marginalized groups find roles. "Certainly there are fewer opportunities for someone like me being black and being trans and being a woman. In the face of that, it's not bad," she said. "The truth is I'm one of the lucky ones. The question for me becomes … as I produce, how to bring other people along for the ride." Finally, looking back on a book about Black History Month that her mother gave her when she was young, the actress said she can be grateful because she understands the greater challenges that those who came before her faced. "For me, it's Black History Month every month, to be real. And for me, black history is American history," she said. "Yes it's been challenging for me being a black, trans woman doing my thing, but when I think about that, I'm thinking it's not as hard as how they had it."
'Sex and the City' alum sides with SJP in Kim Cattrall feud
In the feud between Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, it seems Smith is siding with Carrie — not Samantha. Jason Lewis played Samantha's boyfriend near the end of the "Sex and the City" series, but in a recent interview with KTLA, he made it pretty clear he supports Sarah Jessica Parker. The feud goes back to claims Kim basically killed a planned "Sex and the City 3" movie with her dramatic "demands." Kim denied the report, saying she always made it clear she wasn't interested in doing another movie with her former "SATC" costars, of whom she told Piers Morgan, "we've never been friends." When Kim's brother died unexpectedly, SJP sent love and condolences on social media, to which Kim replied, "You are not my friend. You are not my family," and called her "cruel" and a "hypocrite." So, where does Jason stand in all of this? "If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all," he told KTLA (via Vulture). "Listen, I have to say that Sarah was always just so lovely and such a consummate professional and I think that people should remember their graciousness and the things that have been given to them." Pressed on whether that means he's pro-Sarah Jessica on the whole situation, he admitted, "I might just have to say yeah. What a gracious lady. She was always so good to me." When asked if he was implying other cast members on the show were less "good to" him, Jason just laughed. "Sarah was amazing," he said.
Mo'Nique, Whoopi Goldberg clash on 'The View'
Promoting movies is simply part of the job an actor has. That was the message an irritated Whoopi Goldberg gave Mo'Nique on "The View" this week when Mo'Nique complained that her refusal to promote 2009's "Precious" abroad got her blackballed by Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey. "I'm going to stop you because contractually, when you make a movie, regardless of who you sign the deal with, your job is to go and promote said movie," Whoopi told Mo'Nique (via the New York Post). "And we've had this conversation, and I said if you had called me, I could've schooled you on what was expected." Mo'Nique, however, still believes she was wronged — and even bullied. "What Tyler Perry showed me, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and ["Precious" studio] Lionsgate is that, 'When you don't do what we ask you to do, we will take your livelihood,'" she said. "So for eight years my family has suffered and my career has suffered because I would not allow those entities to bully me. And because I did not allow the bullying to happen, this is what I sit in."
Kim Kardashian, Rob Kardashian celebrate their late father's birthday
Kris Jenner's late husband, Robert Kardashian, would have turned 74 on Thursday, Feb. 22, and both Kim Kardashian West and her brother, Rob Kardashian, posted about their love for their dad in honor of his birthday. Kim shared a grainy home video from her 16th birthday on her website, KimKardashianWest.com, that showed her dad giving her a white BMW for her birthday — then teasing her that he'll be taking it back as soon she starts boozing and smoking. "In honor of my dad's 74th birthday today, I wanted to share this sweet video of him from my 16th birthday. Dad, we miss and love you so much!" she wrote alongside the clip. Rob, meanwhile, shred an old photo of himself with his father, writing, "Happppy Birthday Dad ‼️ 😁😁😇😇."