Rihanna talks music, fashion and love with Vogue
Rihanna covers the latest edition of Vogue, marking her sixth time on the magazine's front page, an honor Refinery29 points out means Rih now has "the most solo American Vogue covers of any black woman in history." And why shouldn't she? After all, the singer and designer has amassed such a fortune through her fashion and music ventures that Forbes recently crowned her the world's wealthiest female musician. And though she's had to delay that forthcoming reggae album she's been hinting at for more than a year — "I have been trying to get back into the studio … it's not like I can lock myself in for an extended amount of time, like I had the luxury of doing before," she says — her work with multiple Fenty lines and a new collaboration with LVMH keep her more than a little busy. Despite all that work, the singer has also managed to maintain a largely under-wraps romance with her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel. And though she ponies up little in the way of details about the relationship to Vogue, she does admit things are as lovely as ever. "Yeah, I'm dating," she says. "I'm actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it's going really well, so I'm happy." That's the end of the conversation, save for one other point. Does she want to have kids someday? "Without a doubt," Rihanna says.
Read on for the hilarious scoop on Cardi B's face-obscuring Paris Fashion Week look problems …
Go figure: Cardi B 'couldn't really see' in that insane Richard Quinn situation she wore to Paris Fashion Week
Last fall, Cardi B's most memorable fashion moment was arguably the high heel hurling incident in which she gave Nicki Minaj a piece of her mind via one fast-moving designer shoe. Happily, no stilettos nor rappers were harmed in the making of Cardi B's biggest fashion splash this season, if in part because she ditched New York Fashion Week for its sister show in Paris. But when Cardi arrived in a head-to-toe — and we do mean head to toe — Richard Quinn floral ensemble that encapsulated every bit of her including her face and hair, she concedes that yes, she could have been hurt. "It was really blurry," she told ET this week (via People). "I couldn't really see much." (Ya don't say.) That might explain the commentary she delivered alongside what was possibly the funniest Fashion Week-related video ever to grace Instagram. "PARIS FASHION WEEK, IM HERE!," she captioned a clip that showed her runway walking past the Eiffel Tower, clad in a matching, belted overcoat, long pleated skirt, gloves, toe-covering, thigh-capping boots, head wrap, and face mask. Ahem. "I heard you b—–s were missing me at Fashion Week New York. I'm here to serve it to you m————, and serve it to you cold," she announced in the video mid-fashion flounce. "You b—–s could really never," she added, before telling a photographer, "Make sure a car don't hit me, 'cause a b—- can't see."
Demi Lovato mourns the death of a friend battling addiction issues
More than a year after her addiction issues nearly killed her, Demi Lovato is mourning the death of a close friend who apparently succumbed to similar demons. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the singer shared that she was "devastated," having learned of the death of a close friend she only identified as Thomas. "Please hold your loved ones tight. Tell them they are special and that you love them," she wrote on her Instagram Story, sharing a photo of Thomas (via People). "Make sure they know it. RIP to my boo @sirtruss 🖤🖤🖤," she added. She later posted another image of Thomas, writing, "Addiction is NO joke … heaven gained this beautiful angel last night because of that terrible disease. I'm crushed and will always miss you @sirtruss. If you or someone you know is struggling please know it's okay to ask for help." Demi, 27, completed an in-patient treatment program last November following an alleged opioid overdose in July that left her hospitalized and in critical condition for weeks.
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Mariah Carey reveals what really led to her 2001 'breakdown'
Variety's new Power of Women issue shines a light on Mariah Carey and the struggles she endured to get to where she is today — which, by the way, is the second biggest-selling female artist of all time. Among the most interesting takeaways from the piece is her explanation of how she came to be hospitalized for what her publicist at the time called "a physical and emotional breakdown," and how, after getting psychiatric help, she was able to release one of the albums she's most proud of. "'The Emancipation of Mimi' is something we should talk about if you want to get specific about female empowerment because that was really me having to fight the system," Mariah tells Variety. When the reporter asks if Mariah's team was "worried about the  album … as it related to your image," Mariah says her team has been worried about her image "since the beginning." She goes on to detail how she was expected to do her in "a specific way" and essentially be completely non-controversial. Then? "I had a whole supposed breakdown, alleged," she says, adding that she's now writing a memoir that tells the entire story. "It was an emotional and physical breakdown, but it wasn't a nervous breakdown, because you don't recover from that really," she continues. "And even my therapist was like, 'You didn't have a breakdown; you had a diva fit and people couldn't handle it.' … because if a woman gets too emotional or too loud or too abrasive or too real, suddenly it's like, 'What's wrong with her? She's crazy.'" But her therapist also helped her see how pernicious it was for her to act like she was OK when she wasn't. " … He's like, 'You always try to be such a nice person where you smile, and when you smile everything goes away. Everybody thinks you're fine.' These people are here making money off me; why don't they care if nobody's got an umbrella for me, and it's a sunny shoot? And the minute I was like, 'I'm not fine; I need a day off, I need a moment,' nobody could handle it because they infantilized me from the beginning." She adds: "And by the way, I do need someone to be like, 'Ok, we've got to go; you're running late.' Yeah, I am like a petulant child. But my true fans know this. I'm eternally 12. But we're artists." Mariah expects her book to be out sometime next year.
JAY-Z is saving the world, one compostable cell phone case at a time
In recent years, Beyonce and JAY-Z have found more and more ways to incorporate earth-friendly habits into their lives — and eco-conscious investment ideas into their portfolios. After trying out a mostly plant-based diet, they teamed up with their trainer, Marco Borges, to launch their 22 Days Nutrition meal program. This summer, Page Six reported Jay invested in Hipcamp.com, the camping equivalent of Airbnb. Now, Jay's venture capital business, Marcy Venture Partners, has become a funding leader in investments for Pela, a Canadian company that makes "100 percent compostable cell phone cases" for a range of cell phone brands and models, according to PR Newswire. The cases are made from what Pela's founder, environmental consultant Jeremy Lang, dubbed Flaxstic, which is a mixture of a plant-based biopolymer and a waste byproduct of flaxseed oil harvesting. The cases reportedly break down into "carbon, water and organic biomass" and can go right in the compost.
Bella Thorne celebrates her birthday with ex, Tana Mongeau
Looks like all is well again between Bella Thorne and her ex, Tana Mongeau, after their brief falling out this summer. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Tana posted updates from a little 22nd birthday celebration for Bella on Twitter and Instagram Stories. At one point, the two could be seen sitting on what looks like a private plane together. "@bellathorne 🦋 grateful to be spending a third birthday of yours with u,. as always, thank u for changing my life u f**-ing mogul 🖤," Tana wrote on the post (via ET). Other posts showed Bella blowing out candles on a birthday cake and telling fans she had Six Flags shut down for the day so she could celebrate there. Bella and Tana's open relationship reportedly ended in February, a few months after which Tana "married" vlogger Jake Paul. She later clarified it wasn't a legal wedding, but Bella still posted about being angry and heartbroken on social media — even though she, too, had gotten "married" (to Mod Sun, whom she was dating at the same time she was dating Tana) then said it had not been a legal wedding. Bella's now reportedly romancing Italian singer Benjamin Mascolo. Whew. As the great Ferris Bueller once said, "Life moves pretty fast …"
Keep reading for the backstory on Luke Perry's 'Riverdale' sendoff …
How Luke Perry's family was involved with his 'Riverdale' Season 4 sendoff
Luke Perry's loved ones have already said goodbye to the late actor, who died in March following a stroke at age 52. But it wasn't until the Season 4 premiere of his CW show, "Riverdale," that his onscreen friends and family were faced with the death of Luke's beloved character, Fred Andrews, which fans likely knew was coming, given Luke's final appearance on the show in April. What they didn't know was how compelling and sentimental the community-wide "goodbye" that followed would be. As it turns out, Luke's family had a chance to read the script and as showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Us Weekly, they provided the crew with photos of Luke, which were mixed with footage of his character from previous episodes for the premiere. Critics and bloggers were mostly in agreement by Thursday that the show had treated the death and funeral just right. But Roberto admits everyone behind-the-scenes "knew [filming the episode] was going to be brutal on the cast, especially KJ [Apa, who plays Fred's son Archie]." He continued: "Luke and KJ, almost every episode, had a scene in the kitchen, and no matter what was going on, you'd find them at the island and Fred would be giving Archie advice, which he would or wouldn't listen to. And that was a real touchstone for KJ, I think. So I talked to KJ about it." Ultimately, he said he felt the cast and crew was "really proud" to pay tribute the way they did to both Luke and his character. He added that after Luke's death everyone involved with the show felt "scattered." The table read for the premiere, he said, "was cathartic … but we knew it was going to be hard and it was."
Jennifer Aniston: Steve Carell's 'Morning Show' character was not based on Matt Lauer, despite similarities
The character and storyline for Mitch Kessler, Steve Carell's fictional character in the forthcoming Jennifer Aniston–Reese Witherspoon Apple TV series, "The Morning Show," shares an awful lot of similarities with Matt Lauer. Both are (er, were …) beloved morning show anchors whose worlds are immeasurably changed by allegations of sexual impropriety. Jen, Reese and the rest of the team that developed the series even went back to the drawing board on their approach after Matt was fired in 2017 from the "Today" show amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Reese has said they wanted to take into account the ramifications of what was happening as a result of the #MeToo movement, specifically in the media landscape. And in a new profile for Variety, Jen recalls going back to footage of Matt before and after his scandal erupted, presumably to research how such an experience changed his vibe on "Today." But the Daily Mail points out that in the same interview, she also asserts Mitch Kessler was not based on Matt Lauer. Rather, she says he just happens to be "the archetype of a charming narcissist, of a generation of men that didn't think that was bad behavior." Guess we'll have to wait for the Nov. 1 premiere to find out.
Eva Longoria launches a safe-haven mentorship program for kids in Los Angeles
In 2012, Eva Longoria launched an eponymous foundation with the goal of creating education and entrepreneurship opportunities for young women in the Latinx community. As the actress and "Grand Hotel" producer told ET this week, the foundation recently started a mentorship program at A Place Called Home, a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles that offers arts, education and wellness for local kids. "It's inspiring to me [to meet with young women and kids]. Sometimes they look to me for inspiration and I get all of my inspiration from them and from all the people who work at A Place Called Home …," Eva told ET during a visit to the venue. The experience fosters a sense of "love and compassion," she said, "and I think that's what we need a little more of in the world." As a new mom, Eva's also keenly aware of how her foundation work provides the 1-year-old son she shares with husband José Antonio Bastón a chance to see how to make the world a better place himself someday. "You don't tell your children to be philanthropic or charitable, you show them," Eva explained. "And I think [Santiago's] going to learn by example and he's going to learn by the people he's surrounded with, whether that's my family or my colleagues. He'll see the difference we're making in the world and I think he's going to emulate it."
Ozzy Osbourne postpones 2019 tour dates (again) as he continues to recover from a fall: 'I'm not dying'
"I can't wait to get off my a– and get going again. But you're just gonna have to be a little bit more patient." So said Ozzy Osbourne in a video posted on social media Wednesday, Oct. 9. His post included X-rays of the Black Sabbath frontman's neck, showing multiple pins and screws throughout it — and an assurance from the rocker that, "I'm not dying … I am recovering but it's just taking a little bit longer than everyone thought it would." Ozzy, 70, reportedly fell earlier this year and had to undergo surgery from the injuries he sustained. "I'm postponing the European tour because I'm not ready… When I do come back on an American tour, I wanna be one hundred percent ready to come out and knock your f—ing socks off," he said in the post (via Blabbermouth and The Blast). A statement from Live Nation says the European dates will be rescheduled for "the first half of 2021" and the American dates remain as planned.