Gwen Stefani 'had to convince' Blake Shelton to accept the Sexiest Man Alive title
That whole Sexiest Man Alive situation Blake Shelton's been dealing with for the past week? Turns out it's his girlfriend's fault. Well, the honor is, anyway. We'll concede the sexiness itself is all Blake's doing. During a chat with Jimmy Fallon this week in New York City, Gwen Stefani admitted Blake didn't want to accept People magazine's honor since he isn't into photo shoots. "This is not his thing at all, I feel responsible about this," she said (via the Daily Mail). Explaining that she "had to convince him" to go through with it, the singer said she asked her boyfriend of two years, "Why would you not do it? Just live in the moment." Gwen is set to appear in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in a performance she pre-taped earlier this week.
Kylie Jenner shows off a new 'do
The bob trend strikes again! Kylie Jenner went for a shoulder-length cut this week, getting rid of her long locks with the help of a pal. "Jordyn's cutting my hair with some kitchen scissors," she said on Snapchat, sharing a shot of her new 'do. She then took aim at her hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons, asking (via ET), "Andrew, if you're watching this — what do you have to say, Jordyn?" Jordyn, who was standing behind Kylie with her hairstyling tool at the ready gave a menacing "chop" with the shears and gave Andrew a warning: "Watch out, I'm coming for you!"
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Will Oprah Winfrey fill in for Charlie Rose?
It took CBS five years to land Oprah Winfrey for "60 Minutes." Now that Charlie Rose is off "CBS This Morning" due to the scandal surrounding allegations he sexually harassed at least eight women, the network may need to get back in bargaining mode with its newly signed star. "They are begging Oprah to fill in," a source in the television industry told the New York Post this week. "Not full time … But they are hoping she'll do one day, two days, one hour, fill in 'til Christmas. Anything." Another insider pointed out only "a superstar" like Oprah will be able to distract viewers from Charlie's absence. Meanwhile, Oprah's bestie Gayle King admitted this week she's still "reeling" from the accusations about her former co-host, which have ranged from groping a woman's rear in a work environment to exposing himself. "I got an hour and 42 minutes of sleep last night," Gayle said on the show. "Both my son and my daughter called me. Oprah called me and said, 'Are you OK?' I am not OK."
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Jennifer Lopez is the new face of Guess Jeans
Other than on the set of her cop show "Shades of Blue," we can't think of too many times Jennifer Lopez has shown off her famous curves in a pair of jeans. That's apparently about to change. This week, Guess announced J.Lo, 48, will appear as the face of the line's spring 2018 jeans collection. Guess co-founder Paul Marciano gushed in a statement via JustJared that Jennifer is "a Guess girl's dream." "She is an accomplished artist, she is iconic, and sensual," he said, ticking off the traits that made her a perfect fit for the brand. "Jennifer's impact and influence continues to grow," he added, "and this campaign celebrates the notion that women get more beautiful and talented as they gain life experience."
Kim Kardashian makes more staffing changes
Mariah Carey isn't the only star cleaning house when it comes to her staff. Kim Kardashian West has been making some major changes in her own businesses as well. The New York Post reports she's replacing Stephanie Shepherd with her friend Tracy Nguyen Romulus, who will serve as a "branding guru" and COO for Kardashian West Brands, which include KW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, Kimoji, the Kids Supply and others. Tracy has worked on Kanye West's line as a publicist via Sunshine Sachs, which she reportedly plans to leave for the new role with Kim. The reality star has also trimmed the responsibilities of her personal publicist Ina Treciokas, since Kim makes fewer red carpet and editorial publiction appearances than she once did.
Reese Witherspoon takes her family to Paris for Thanksgiving
Reese Witherspoon and her family have plenty to be thankful about this year — including a holiday trip to the City of Light. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, the actress and her husband Jim Toth, along with her kids Ava Phillippe and Tennessee Toth, arrived in Paris. MIA from th family getaway was Deacon Phillippe, who might be hanging with his dad, Ryan Phillippe for Thanksgiving. The trip comes on the heels of another fun excursion for Reese and Ava, who checked out "Hamilton" in Los Angeles with Reese's mom earlier this week.
Paris Hilton throws a baby shower for Nicky Hilton
Paris Hilton turned on her hostess charm on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in honor of her sister, Nicky Hilton, who's expecting her second child. In photos from her baby shower posted on social media, Nicky was dressed all in blue, although she has said she and her husband James Rothschild don't want to know the sex of the baby until he or she arrives. Given the surprise, Paris had the table covered in roses, baby bottles in both pink and blue and sparkly pink ballerina shoes, along with plenty of sweet treats and sandwiches. "Thank you @ParisHilton for throwing the sweetest tea for the mama to be," Nicky later wrote on Instagram. The couple hasn't gone public with the date when the new addition is set to join her mom, big sister, Lily, and dad.
Audrina Patridge is 'getting back to her normal life' after split
Audrina Patridge is moving on to the next phase of her life. It's been two months since she filed for divorce from Corey Bohan and contacted police to request a temporary restraining order on her husband of 10 months. An while the two aren't seeing eye to eye with regard to a custody arrangement for their 17-month-old daughter, Kirra, Audrina is "doing OK and working on getting back to her normal life," according to Us Weekly, which checked in with a source close to the former "Hills" star. The source also says Audrina is "starting to do things again with her friends, which has been good for her." With Corey likely out of the house — police ordered him to leave by Oct. 13 — Audrina is reportedly focused on Kirra, whose parents agreed Audrina would have full legal and physical custody of the little girl and Corey would have visitation rights. When he filed his divorce response, however, he changed his position and asked for full legal and physical custody of Kirra himself. He also reportedly made moves to prevent the court from ordering him to pay spousal support to his ex. Instead, he asked her to pay him support in the divorce. The former couple married in Hawaii last year after eight years of dating.
Greta Gerwig basically fangirled over Justin Timberlake to get rights to use his music
Who could say no? Greta Gerwig's request to use Justin Timberlake's song "Cry Me a River" in her acclaimed new film "Lady Bird" appeared on social media this week and it's nothing short of adorable. "You were the soundtrack to my adolescence," she explains in the letter, posted on Twitter (via the New York Post). She goes on to say JT's success "corresponded exactly with my very awkward puberty," adding, "I pretty much wouldn't be an adult without you." After giving details about her plans for the song, which she ultimately used in what she called a "hot and heavy makeout scene," she gave Justin this final pitch: "I know I am not the first lady to completely geek out over you and your music, and I know I won't be the last. But I can say with certainty that no one would be happier, more honored, or more psyched to have your song in my film." She must be psyched, because Justin said yes, as did Alanis Morissette and Dave Matthews, both of whom sent her off with permission to license their music.
Rashida Jones left Pixar because of the unequal 'creative voice' of women and people of color
Whatever "missteps" sparked Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter to announce he was taking "a sabbatical," they were not related to "unwanted sexual advances" towards Rashida Jones. Rashida, who was writing a screenplay for "Toy Story 4" before she and Will McCormack quit, made it clear the exec had not come on to her, though she did say she was unhappy with what she felt was disparate treatment at Pixar. "The breakneck speed at which journalists have been naming the next perpetrator renders some reporting irresponsible," she and Will said in a statement (via Vulture). "We did not leave Pixar because of unwanted advances. That is untrue. We parted ways because of creative and, more importantly, philosophical differences. There is so much talent at Pixar, and we remain enormous fans of their films. However, it is also a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."