Chrissy Teigen channels Selena Gomez in preteen pic
"Jealous much?" That's how Chrissy Teigen captioned a cute, preteen-esque throwback pic of herself that left fans and followers thinking more along the lines of "twinning much." As a slew of comments indicated after Chrissy shared the photo on Instagram on Monday, Feb. 11, the model and cookbook author looked almost exactly like a certain dark-haired singer when she was a kid. "Omg I thought it was Selena Gomez!!!," wrote one confused IG user. Another called the stars' resemblance "uncanny" as the "lookalike" and "twin" comments continued to roll in. Far as we know, Chrissy, 33, is not technically related to Selena, 26. But if Selena's ever in need of advice on how to pair a tank with skorts, it's good to know she can contact her '90s time machine doppelganger.
Beyonce wishes Kelly Rowland a happy birthday with throwback pics from middle school
Friends 'til the end! Kelly Rowland turned 38 on Monday, Feb. 11, and Beyonce was not about to miss the opportunity to remind her longtime bestie how much she means to her. Bey, who turns 38 in September, hopped on Instagram to share old photos of the two as kids. "Happy Birthday Kelly! 🐘 I love you Deep Deep. BIG deep," Beyonce wrote alongside the pics (via the Daily Mail). "🎶Me and you, 👏🏽 us never part, 👏🏽 Makidada 🎶 💜💪🏾Walking through them middle school hallways like 'Rollin Rollin Rollin' 😘." The singers' professional relationship dates back to 1992, when Kelly joined the Destiny's Child precursor group, Girl's Tyme. A few years later, Kelly moved in with Beyonce and her family due to trouble at home. After Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle Williams reunited for a mini-Destiny's Child performance at Coachella last year, Kelly gushed to People that "the best part" was how it felt like just "yesterday" that trio was last onstage together. "It didn't feel like it was years that we haven't been together," she said, "and that's how natural we are together as friends, as sisters."
Aziz Ansari addresses sexual misconduct allegations in pop-up show: 'I hope I've become a better person'
After Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct in a Babe.net story published last year, he said he'd misread cues from the woman indicating she felt pressured and was "surprised and concerned," adding that he'd responded to her privately and that he would "continue to support" the "long and overdue" #MeToo movement. He then ducked out of the spotlight for most of the rest of the year. Now, he's back — and if his "pop-up show" in New York City this week is any indication, he did some serious self-reflecting before getting back onstage. At one point in his set at the Village Underground, Aziz "sat down and his voice turned somber," according to Vulture. Explaining that he hasn't discussed the allegations because he needed time to think about what happened and figure out how to address it. — and because talking about it seemed "terrifying" — he went on to say the experience changed him. "There were times I felt really upset and humiliated and embarrassed, and ultimately I just felt terrible this person felt this way," he said with a shaky voice. "But you know, after a year, how I feel about it is, I hope it was a step forward. It made me think about a lot, and I hope I've become a better person." He added that a friend has since told him that he, too, found himself reevaluating all of his previous dates. "If that has made not just me but other guys think about this, and just be more thoughtful and aware and willing to go that extra mile, and make sure someone else is comfortable in that moment, that's a good thing," Aziz said. "And I think it also just gave me perspective on my life. … There was a moment where I was scared that I'd never be able to do this again." Finally, he noted that before the allegations were made, he ended shows with a hollow, "thank you" to the crowd. "But now, I really mean it," he said. "I mean it on a different level,"
Katy Perry responds to backlash over blackface imagery on her shoe designs
Katy Perry has removed two shoe designs from her footwear collection due to their implied racist connotations. "The Rue and The Ora were part of a collection that was released last summer in 9 different colorways (black, blue, gold, graphite, lead, nude, pink, red, silver) and envisioned as a nod to modern art and surrealism," Katy and her brand management company said in a statement to Page Six. "I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface," she continued. "Our intention was never to inflict any pain. We have immediately removed them from katyperrycollections.com." According to Page Six, the designs in question appeared to have been taken offline as of Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski have another NYC date night
2019's already shaping up to be packed with plenty of date nights for Emily Blunt and John Krasinksi, who spent much of last year shooting and promoting various work projects. On the heels of their Justin Timberlake-adjacent PDA hang at Madison Square Garden at the end of January, the pair stepped out on Monday, Feb. 11, to see a screening of "Fighting With My Family" in the Big Apple. The film was written and directed by John's pal, Stephen Merchant, but E! News noticed John seemed pretty focused on cozying up to his wife. The couple reportedly hugged each other tight as they walked inside the theater. Later, Emily was spotted gazing up at her man and "tenderly" holding onto his jacket.
Why Rachel Weisz was reportedly furious at the BAFTA Awards entrance
By the end of the BAFTA Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, Rachel Weisz had a Best Supporting Actress award in her hand and a smile on her face as she chatted with Duchess Kate and Prince William. That wasn't her vibe when she arrived at Royal Albert Hall in London for the event, though. Onlookers and guests tell British tab The Sun Rachel was incensed that security wouldn't let her walk into the building until Will and Kate had finished making their royal entrance. "I'm important, too," a vexed Rachel allegedly shot at a security guard. "This is a night about actors," she asserted, according to The Sun's source. "Why am I having to wait in the cold and wet? I have people to see. I'm not having this'." Another witness said "everyone was really shocked" that she was so angry. To be fair, the flowy, layered, cream-colored tuille gown Rachel chose for the evening didn't exactly look London weather-proof. And any kowtowing that went down around Will and Kate wasn't only because of their royal status; William's currently in his ninth year as president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Jussie Smollett's phone records submission rejected in Chicago hate crime investigation
The Chicago Police Department is still waiting for phone records that will adequately corroborate Jussie Smollett's account of the allegedly racist and homophobic attack that left him bloodied and bruised last month. (Jussie's said that when he was attacked, he was on the phone with his manager, who heard the slurs Jussie says his attackers yelled at him as they beat him.) According to TMZ, the "Empire" star submitted a "heavily redacted" PDF of his phone records but they were rejected because a PDF can be easily manipulated. "Jussie is the victim here, which has been stated by the Superintendent of Police," Jussie's rep told TMZ after it reported the phone records would not suffice. "Jussie has voluntarily provided his phone records from within an hour of the attack and given multiple statements to police. Chicago PD has repeatedly informed us that they find Jussie's account of what happened that night consistent and credible," the rep continued. "Any redacted information was intended to protect the privacy of personal contacts or high-profile individuals not relevant to the attack," Jussie's rep told TMZ. The police reportedly want Jussie's actual phone bill or some version thereof to assist them in verifying the facts about the alleged hate crime.
Bella Thorne set to offer guided tours of her house
The wacky house Bella Thorne bought with what she's said was primarily cash made from paid Instagram posts is about to earn her even more money. Page Six reports the actress and her sister-slash-roomie, Dani, plan to offer guided tours of the psychedlia-inspired, "Trippy Twins Fun House" this summer. For $50 a pop, visitors will be able to check out oddball decor ranging from large scale unicorns and graffiti-covered walls to a T-Rex statue. The home, which is also available to be rented out as studio space, has appeared in Architectural Digest and on "Cribs."
Tina Knowles shares an update on Beyonce and JAY-Z's twins
Sounds like Beyonce and JAY-Z's twins are already turning into mini-mes of their famous parents. Sir and Rumi Carter were born in June 2017. And while they're not even 2 yet, their grandmother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, says they've already developed strong personalities. "The girl is really just going to rule the world," Tina tells Us Weekly, "and the boy is kind of laid back and chills like the dad." The twins' big sister, Blue Ivy Carter, meanwhile, is apparently, "the second Queen B" in the house, according to her grandma, who proudly declared that both Beyonce and her sister, Solange Knowles are "amazing" parents. "They are truly authentic and themselves, no matter what," Tina said. "I taught them to change the world, don't let it change you."