All the details from the Kardashian-Jenner family's epic Christmas party
This year, the Kardashian-Jenner crew celebrated Christmas Eve together courtesy of their usual holiday hostess-with-the-mostest matriarch, Kris Jenner, along with Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West, who transformed their mansion into a "Winter Wonderland Whoville," complete with fake snow, a mountain and an igloo, according to New York Post. "We're taking [the party] over from my mom. She's still throwing it, but it's at our house," Kim recently explained to E! News. In addition to Kim, Kanye and their kids, family members who joined in for the festivities included Caitlyn Jenner and her partner, Sophia Hutchins — whose presence marked a shift in family relations in the wake of Caitlyn's memoir-induced family strife. Both Caitlyn, 69, and Sophia, 22, thanked Kim, Kanye and Kris for the party on social media, with Caitlyn gushing that it was "so good seeing everyone." Kourtney Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian and daughter True Thompson, Kylie Jenner and daughter Stormi Webster and Kendall Jenner were all in attendance, as well. At one point during the party, John Legend performed a private show for the fam and their famous guests, including Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Sia, Dave Chappelle, Kimora Lee Simmons and Tyler the Creator. Despite being the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner sibs, Kylie, 21, seemed less focused on the party than she was on Stormi for her little one's first Christmas. As Kylie told followers later on her Instagram Story, the new mom opted to leave the bash early "to go give my baby a bath (while wearing this dress because I couldn't get it off by myself) and put her to sleep." Kylie signed off by calling the night "the best xmas eve yet."
Bethenny Frankel makes her romance with Paul Bernon Instagram official
After months of rumors, it's pretty safe to say Bethenny Frankel and Paul Bernon are indeed a couple. The star of "The Real Housewives of New York City" made her relationship Instagram official on Christmas Day, sharing a photo of herself with Paul in the Dominican Republic, where Bethenny said she was enjoying a "healing retreat." "Bye bye Dominican Republic," she captioned one photo taken on a balcony as she and Paul looked out at the beach and jungle. "What a beautiful country of beautiful people. #healingretreat," she added. The trip comes on the heels of a near-fatal allergic reaction to fish that left Bethenny unconscious on Dec. 17. She later spent two days in a Boston-area ICU. She seems to have been in Boston visiting Paul. The two have been spotted together a handful of times since October — including one report last month that claimed he planted a "birthday kiss" on Bethenny during a private shopping excursion in New York City.
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Kristen Stewart and rumored new girlfriend Sara Dinkin spotted together on Christmas Eve
Amid rumors Kristen Stewart's moved on from her relationship with Stella Maxwell with Los Angeles stylist Sara Dinkin, K. Stew and Sara took a walk around L.A.'s Los Feliz neighborhood on Christmas Eve, sparking speculation the two spent the Christmas holiday together. Smiling in ripped jeans and a Beastie Boys shirt, the "Twilight" star stopped for a juice with her stylist pal and then caught up with another friend, hairdresser CJ Romero, before calling it a day. According to People, the stroll marked the fourth time Kristen and Sara — who also runs a blog about "sustainable style" and spotting "underground talent" — have been seen out and about together in the past week. On Dec. 21, Us Weekly reported Kristen and Stella broke up "about a month ago" after dating for almost two years.
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Pregnant Amy Schumer spent Christmas morning getting sick — again
Amy Schumer was not feeling so pretty on Christmas morning. In the latest wrinkle to her difficult pregnancy, Amy's holiday car trip with her husband, Chris Fischer, and their dogs was marred by a bout of nausea that forced the poor "I Feel Pretty" star out of the car so she could barf on the side of the road. The moment was captured by another passenger in the car before Amy shared it on Instagram. The caption? "And so this is Christmas 🎄." On the plus side — if you can call it that — Amy's at least getting used to throwing up. She's been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, or excessive nausea and vomiting, for much of her pregnancy. Her post earned plenty of empathy from followers, who assured Amy that they'd gone through something similar with their own pregnancies.
Demi Lovato was not invited to Nick Jonas' wedding: Report
When Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra tied the knot in Jodhpur, India, on Dec. 1, they had lots of famous friends in attendance. Demi Lovato, however, was not one of them. A source tells Us Weekly that Demi "wasn't invited" to the lavish event, despite her close, years-long friendship with Nick. "Demi was upset," says the insider. "It broke her heart." Demi was just one month out of rehab at the time of the five-day-long festivities, so it's possible the bride and groom had to finalize their guest list before they knew if the singer would even be able to attend. (The booze consumption that tends to be part of any wedding celebration may have also ultimately kept Demi away even if she had been invited.) Wedding invitation or not, the source still says Demi "wishes [Nick] and Priyanka the best."
Paul McCartney has dreams about reforming the Beatles
The holidays may be a time to reconnect with friends and family, but they can also bring back a flood of memories about loved ones we've lost over the years. For Paul McCartney, his late Beatles band mates, John Lennon and George Harrison, are clearly still at the forefront of his mind. "John and George are still a big part of my life, always will be," the 76 year old recently told BBC Radio Scotland (via the Daily Mail). John was shot and killed in New York City on Dec. 8, 1980, while George lost his battle with lung cancer on Nov. 29, 2001, assuring Paul — and fans around the world — there would never be a true Beatles reunion. Paul does dream about it, though. "It would have been great to get the Beatles back together again. People always say what if? But we can't, so, sadly, that's not going to happen," he said. "I often think about them with a lot of sadness, because they should still be here. In John's case, it was a terrible thing. In George's, a terrible illness. If by some strange fluke it was to happen, it would be beautiful." As for those dreams? "As a musician, you often have dreams about being in the studio or on stage, so I'm often with the guys. Just the other morning, I woke up and I was with George. And that was very nice. I think of George as my little mate — he was the youngest in the group," Paul explained. "That's how I run into John and George these days. So the Beatles have re-formed — in my head. Even though there is sadness, the main thing is the joy of knowing those two guys. I miss them a lot."
Former 'Glee' star Jesse Luken charged with DUI
Another former "Glee" actor is struggling with legal and possibly personal problems. Multiple outlets are reporting Jesse Luken, 35, has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. According to TMZ, police found Jesse's car — apparently the only vehicle involved in the wreck — positioned on a curb in Glendale, California. The airbag had been deployed and the right tire was destroyed. Jesse, who played Bobby "Boom Boom" Surette on "Glee," was given a sobriety test, which he reportedly failed. He was released after being booked. In January, Jesse's former "Glee" colleague Mark Salling took his own life ahead of a sentencing for a child porn case, while their castmate Naya Rivera was charged with domestic abuse in 2017. Both cases have since been dismissed. In 2013, "Glee" star Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose.
The Situation's "last meal" before Christmas was bananas
When Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino reports to prison in January, he'll do so with a full and happy belly. Over Christmas, the "Jersey Shore" star shared an admittedly hilarious series of photos of the bananas spread he prepared for his meal with his wife, Lauren Pesce. Among the many dishes were lobster and pasta with clams — possibly part of a traditional Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes for Christmas Eve — plus cookies, brownies and tiramisu, according to the New York Post. As the pics continued to pour in, Mike showed off his "Christmas Day prime rib," plus lasagna, mushroom sauce, prosciutto, olives and cheese. "And all of it mashed together for breakfast," he captioned the last shot in the series. "As far as last meals go… not bad." Mike's due to begin his eight month prison sentence for tax evasion no later than Jan. 15.
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" breaks Spotify record
In other holiday news, the world is still clearly in love with Mariah Carey's iconic Christmas song "All I Want For Christmas Is You." After returning to the charts last month, the hit track — originally released in 1994 — broke Spotify's record for the most single-day streams on Dec. 25, with 10.8 million streams, according to Fader. The milestone even shocked Mariah, who retweeted a post about the news, adding, "Wait… What?! 😳😳😳." Prior to her big win, the Spotify record was held by the late XXXTentacion, whose single "Sad!" snagged 10.4 million streams on June 19, the day after he was killed.
Leslie Mann says she's "never been the hot girl" in Hollywood — and she's glad
"Everyone loves Leslie Mann." That's the perfectly titled name of Leslie Mann's new cover story for New Beauty magazine. Inside, the actress, who's been married to Judd Apatow since 1997, sugarcoats all of zero details as she dishes on life with a guy who, as she puts it, "dresses like a 14-year-old boy and refuses to stop," and gets candid about her experience getting older in Hollywood. "Here's the thing with me: I've never been the hot girl or the beauty person, so I don't have that pressure that a 'hot movie star person' would have," says the 46 year old. "My career has always been like, 'Well, I'm not the hot person, I'm just a normal person, so it doesn't matter.' It's not like, 'Oh, she's really falling apart! She was so hot when she was young,' or 'She was gorgeous when she was young and now she's not.' I'm just like, 'I was fine then, and I'm fine now.' That's how I think about that, thank God." Her husband, it should be noted, feels a bit differently. A few years back, Judd told Elle that he felt "a soul connection instantly" with Leslie when they first met — and fell in love with her immediately.