Charlize Theron shares modeling #tbt pic — and a hilarious comment to January Jones
Charlize Theron has yet to comment on rumors she and Brad Pitt are dating, but she has plenty of thoughts about the way she looked when she first started modeling back in South Africa as a kid. On Thursday, Feb. 7, the 43-year-old actress shared a head shot that showed a very young, lovely-as-ever version of herself in a gauzy, red wrap top, captioning the pic, "Pulled a full Marie Kondo and came across this gem. My first modeling competition back in South Africa. Really wishing I kept this top. #tbt."January Jones was among those who replied to the post, writing, "Uhhh … you look the same," along with an astonished-looking Emoji, according to CommentsByCelebs, Charlize then offered this hilarious retort to her pal and showbiz colleague: "@januaryjones, if by 'the same' you mean I still look like I'm smelling someone's fart but smiling through it, then YES. I look EXECLY [sic] the same! Thank you for noticing." Um …
Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale aren't likely to 'get too serious' since they live 'on opposite coasts'
Don't get too attached to the idea of Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale as a couple … An insider tells Us Weekly the pair's recent nights out together are just two people enjoying each other's company, not testing the waters for a long-term romance. "[Pete's] thing with Kate is fun," says the source. "He thinks she's cool. They're on opposite coasts though, so don't count on it getting too serious." Kate, 45, and Pete, 25, have been spending time together since they were spotted flirting at a Golden Globes afterparty last month. Since then, the two have stepped out in New York City together a number of times. "It's no surprise she likes Pete — he makes her laugh. Kate is a lot of fun and loves embracing her youthful side," another source told Us recently. "She's always the life of the party and likes going out, dancing and hanging out around young people at hip places." Pete, who split from his fiancee, Ariana Grande, last year, isn't doing much to tamp down the romance rumors, either. When someone hollered Kate's name out at his show in the Hudson Valley last month, he simply smiled and said "yes." "Pete is doing great … doing a lot of stand-up … [and] focused on his upcoming Judd Apatow film," says the first source. "He's really happy." Ariana, by the way, seems to be happy for him, too. Stopped by a TMZ cameraman this week and asked what she thought of Pete and Kate as a couple, the singer gushed, "so cute!"
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Kanye West, Philipp Plein scammed in NYFW performance
A man TMZ has identified as "a former friend" of Kanye West and an "associate of G.O.O.D. Music" reportedly defrauded designer Phillipp Plein out of at least $900,000 by pretending to be Kanye's rep and forging 'Ye's signature. Seems Plein was contacted by the guy regarding the German designer's New York Fashion Week show on Monday, Feb. 11. The two apparently negotiated a deal for Kanye to perform, unbeknownst to Kanye, and after they signed a contract — with the fraudster signing as Kanye — Plein wired the man nearly $1 million to an account which he quickly emptied. Invitations were sent out listing Kanye as a featured performer during the event before it became clear the whole thing had been a rouse.
Alicia Keys promises 'a far different' energy at this year's Grammy Awards
This year's Grammy Awards are all about "the celebration and the power of music." That's according to host Alicia Keys, who headed to the Staples Center for a pre-Grammys toast with Recording Academy President Neil Portnow and awards show producer Ken Ehrlich. After a little red carpet dance break with Grammy-nominated jazz and funk band Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Alicia shared some of her goals as the host of Sunday's show with Page Six. "There's a sense of community that I want to bring to the stage," she said. "So many times you come to these things as an artist and you're juggling so many things and there's so much pressure on you. I would love to ensure the peace and the good energy in the room so that our shoulders can all drop and we can feel the true blessing of having music as a universal language." The 15-time Grammy winner added that she was happy to see "so many amazing nominees, particularly women nominees" this year. "We're all very excited," she said, "and the energy you're going to feel is far different than anything you've ever felt." The 61st annual Grammy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Katy Perry gets candid about Orlando Bloom, her OCD and more in Paper
From her sleek pixie cut to her increasingly serious relationship with Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry's life looks nothing like it did a few years back. But as she reveals in Paper's latest cover story, she's been going through plenty of substantive changes at the same time — and they may have had something to do with her urge to lop off her dark locks. "Changing my hair definitely was the biggest physical transformation I have experienced as a woman," she tells Paper. "When you don't have long hair, you really can't hide behind it. Everything is exposed." The singer's openness is a case in point. She jokes about having ditched Orlando's decade-old toiletry bag while he was out of town recently ("he wanted to keep it in a drawer," she recalls, adding that she told him, "the moment you leave is the moment this thing is going in the trash"). But she also admits she battles the urge to keep things around that she doesn't need — a habit she says she developed while growing up without much money. "You get something and you're like, 'I'm never going to get it again' or 'I'll never have the means to get it again.' It's this psychology behind it, when all of a sudden you can just purchase something — it's very wild for your brain," she explains. "I'm very OCD and I don't say that lightly…it was just a product of me trying to control my environment." All in all, though, the 34-year-old is happy she's grown up as much as she has in recent years. "I'm just such a different person than I was [in my 20s]," she says. "Not such a different person — the foundation was always there. I've always been hella sarcastic, always the black sheep, always thought outside the box…[but] whereas I used to think things were too scary or not for me, now I've pushed my limits in all of that. I'm really more tolerant and accepting. It's really just your 30s. I love them so much."
Rihanna's meeting with JAY-Z sparks collaboration rumors
Is there a new collaboration in the works for Rihanna and JAY-Z? During what a Page Six source described as a "business lunch" at the Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 6, the pair was heard discussing "music and what they can do together," according to the tab. They were reportedly solo for the meeting other than the handful of security guards who kept an eye on them on the terrace. Since Jay first signed the singer to Def Jam back in 2004, they've collaborated on a number of recordings, including her hits, "Umbrella" and "Talk That Talk" and his track, "Run This Town." Though she's focused primarily on her beauty and clothing lines in recent years, Rih told an Instagram user in December that she was planning to release new music in 2019, according to Variety. It would be her first since 2016's "ANTI," which earned multiple Grammy nominations.
John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh return to Disneyland to celebrate their first wedding anniversary
On Thursday, Feb. 7, one year after John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh said "I do," the couple returned to the spot where John popped the question back in 2017 to celebrate. People reports the couple, along with their 10-month-old son Billy, hit Disneyland for their anniversary this week. The spot really is the Happiest Place on Earth for Caitlin, too. The 32-year-old is apparently a Disneybounder, which according to People is "a superfan who dresses up in character at the amusement park." John, 55, told the mag he and Caitlin planned to show Billy the It's a Small World ride and the Enchanted Tiki Room while they were there.
Jada Pinkett Smith reveals the stars who inspired Red Table Talk
Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" Facebook Watch series has become wildly popular since it premiered last May. With the show's one year anniversary on the horizon, the 47-year-old actress is reflecting on her initial inspiration for bringing together three generations of women to talk about some of life's greatest challenges. "There were three women that were courageous enough to be super transparent with me," Jada tells ET. Citing actresses Ruby Dee, Pauletta Washington and Salma Hayek, she continues: "They were so transparent with me and gave it to me so real, and so raw that those three conversations literally changed the trajectory of my life,. And then I was like, 'Why don't we have more conversations like this?' Like, if I had had this conversation earlier I would've done something different. Like, why aren't we talking in a way in which sharing and offering ourselves? In the way that we can help each other grow, help each other have the lives that we want?'" She says that at that realization made her decide to create a new venue for women to share the information they have in the hopes of helping one another. "[If] we would just talk to each other, we would know we're not in this game alone. We're all going through the same thing," she says. The show is co-hosted by Jada's daughter, Willow Smith, and mother, Adrienne Banfield-Jones, who all came together for a one-off version years ago when Willow was about 11. A few years later, Ellen Rakieten approached her about making the show a regular thing. At that point, Jada says, "I just knew that there were people that were ready to have different kinds of conversations and I was ready to have those conversations. Mommy was ready and so was Willow."
Spike Lee boycotts Gucci, Prada amid racism backlash
After Gucci and Prada were forced to apologize and remove racially offensive items from their product lists within less than two months of each other, Spike Lee is slamming the brands and vowing to boycott them. "It's Obvious To Da Peoples That They Don't Have A Clue When It Comes To Racist, Blackface Hateful Imagery. WAKE UP," the director wrote on Instagram this week (via Page Six) of Gucci's black, high-neck sweater with bright red lips on the neck that can be pulled over the wearer's face and Prada's blackface emblazoned monkey bag charm. He also noted the Italian brands need black designers "To Be In Da Room When It Happen" or the ignorance will be allowed to continue. Lee has worn pieces from both fashion houses to major film festival red carpets in the past few months.
Fyre Festival funder names Ja Rule, Billy McFarland as defendants in $3M suit
Thanks to the terrible-slash-riveting revelations contained in that "Fyre Festival: The Greatest Party That Never Happened" doc on Netflix, we know perhaps more than we want to about Ja Rule and Billy McFarland's not-so-festive, would-be music festival in the Bahamas. The doc aired, however, before all of Fyre's proverbial pigeons came home to roost. Turns out that while Billy started serving a 6-year sentence for wire fraud in 2018, he and Ja are also being sued by EHL Funding over the $3 million the company loaned the pair a few weeks before the festival was supposed to take place. According to TMZ, EHL named both Ja and Billy as defendants but is only looking to get its money back from Billy. This week, a judge reportedly ordered Billy to pay nearly $3 million plus 30 percent interest on that amount going back to April 2017. Or not — Ja's official comment on the matter to TMZ was, "this is FAKE NEWS GUYS LOL."