Scott Disick tells partygoers he's single, gets cozy with mystery gal
Even Sofia Richie's dad, Lionel Richie, was finally getting more comfortable with his 19-year-old daughter's romance with 35-year-old Scott Disick, but Sofia seemed to be pretty far Scott's mind when he attended Kanye West's listening party in Wyoming on Thursday, May 31. TMZ posted a photo of Scott's hands under a mystery gal's jacket at the outdoor bash and reported he was telling folks he's single. He was reportedly drinking non-stop and appeared "wasted," according to the website. Scott and his new gal pal were spotted with their hands on each other during at least two of the new songs Kanye shared. Sofia, meanwhile, spent the evening back in Malibu. Scott and Sofia were spotted celebrating Scott's birthday together in to St. Barts just last weekend.
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Meghan and Harry are set to do some country' livin'
Looks like Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan will be spending plenty of time in the country this summer. The couple ducked out of the limelight for a weekend getaway in the Cotswalds shortly before their wedding. According to Architectural Digest, they actually signed a two-month lease at the cottage where they stayed. Located at the Great Tew Estate, the uber-private pad will reportedly serve as a home away from home while renovations are completed on Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace, where Harry has lived for years. The magazine reports that since Prince William and Duchess Kate got a house from the queen as a wedding gift, Harry and Meghan can likely expect some real estate to come their way, although that structure may need renovations as well. The Cotswalds spot sits on the same grounds as Soho Farmhouse, where Meghan had a spa-themed bridal shower, and the Beckhams' country home.
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Jennifer Lawrence brought a four-legged date to the BAM Gala
While we were all focused on Jennifer Lawrence presenting an award to her ex-turned "good friend," Darren Aronofsky, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Gala this week, it seems a key detail about the event got missed. According to the New York Post, the Oscar-winning actress (and part-time celebrity dog rescuer) had a special date at the museum that night: her pooch, Pippi. "She took any moments of downtime to play happily with her pooch as the sun set over the harbor," said an onlooker at the gala, which took place at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Pippi, by the way, wasn't the only pup in place that night. Jeremy Irons reportedly brought his dog, too — Smudge Irons even wore a gala-appropriate bow tie.
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Hailee Steinfeld spotted kissing rumored beau Niall Horan
We're one step closer to a confirmation of rumors Hailee Steinfeld and One Direction's Niall Horan are an item. Or is that two steps? The singers appeared side-by-side in an Instagram shot taken backstage at BBC Music's Biggest Weekend, a music festival staged by the BBC in four cities across the U.K. last weekend. Hailee and Niall, who first started looking like "more than friends" back in April. This week on "Nick Grimshaw's Breakfast Show," Radio 1 producer Fiona Hanlon said she spotted the two smooching at the Swansea, Wales edition of the event, according to the New York Post. "So cute," she added. Neither of the alleged lovebirds have confirmed they're dating.
Kesha announces partnership with Dreamer charity
As Kesha faces a new, potentially $50,000 development in her battle with Dr. Luke, she's turning her focus and her music toward the future of dreamers. The singer released a video for her song "Hymn" this week, along with a request that fans learn more about the scheduled end of DACA and what that means for thousands of people who need the program. Specifically, Kesha's asking fans to check out and support United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization that works with DACA recipients. Sharing how she met with United We Dream's founder Cristina Jiménez, in April, Kesha wrote on Facebook (via the New York Post): "I was so moved by what she and her team are doing to empower immigrant youth in our country. They are working to protect and empower hundreds of thousands of DREAMers who came to this country as children and grew up, studied, and worked in the USA, and now face deportation with the scheduled end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program." Kesha continued: "Even though DACA is scheduled to end," the artist wrote, "United We Dream has continued to fight for justice and dignity for immigrants and helps DREAMers apply for protection. I dedicate my song 'Hymn' to DREAMers because I don't believe that people who came to this country as children should be punished by potentially having their families torn apart if they haven't done anything wrong," she said. "We are all the same, born into whatever circumstance the universe hands us, and I believe it should be a right to be able to dream big."
Kim Kardashian says Kanye West shot his album cover with his phone
Kanye West is married into a family where cell phone cameras bring in boatloads of cash. That may be why 'Ye took a page out of his selfie-obsessed wife's book and shot his own album cover art. "Kanye shot the album cover on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party 😂🔥❤️🔥🙏🏼🔥," Kim Kardashian West tweeted in the wee hours of Friday morning after his celeb-stuffed new music bash on Thursday, May 31 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he's been holed up working on the new music for months. The cover art features a mountain range in the distance with the words, "I hate being Bi-Polar, it's awesome," scrawled across the center.
Press banned from TV event amid fallout from Samantha Bee's Ivanka comment
Roseanne Barr's not the only TV star facing fallout for her words this week. Though she she apologized, Samantha Bee's controversial, on-air comment about Ivanka Trump created some issues for a planned Television Academy event at which the "Full Frontal" host was set to be honored. THR reports press was banned from the reception hours before it began "as a result of today's events involving Samantha B." The "events" the academy referred to were Samantha calling Ivanka "feckless" then using a certain four-letter "c"-word, Sarah Huckabee Sanders slamming Samantha for what she said and Samantha issuing a mea culpa that read, "It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it." The Television Academy's annual honors for shows dealing with or supporting social change also went to "13 Reasons Why," "One Day at a Time," "Andi Mack," and "LA 92."
Cynthia Nixon takes a dig at Andrew Cuomo on 'The Daily Show'
This week, Cynthia Nixon took her political platform back to her usual homebase — TV. The "Sex and the City" alum is running against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. On Thursday, May 31, she stopped by "The Daily Show" to explain to Trevor Noah why she's running, which largely seems to be because of issues around inequality. "Our governor now, Andrew Cuomo, likes to say we're the most progressive state in the union. How can he say that when for the last eight years we haven't done things like pass the New York Dream Act and pass the Woman's Reproductive Health Act? We have tens of thousands of people, largely black and brown people, sitting in jail, languishing, waiting for trial because they can't afford bail … We have some of the worst voter suppression laws in the entire country in New York state," Nixon balked, according to THR. "How could you have been governor for eight years and presided over this and not have movement on any of these issues? You can't call yourself a progressive and I think, frankly, you can barely call yourself a Democrat," she added. Nixon, THR reminds us, would be the first woman and first openly gay governor if elected.
Jimmy Kimmel to take on Ted Cruz in charity hoops battle
Ted Cruz: "Blobfish," Houston Rockets fan or both? Jimmy Kimmel chipped away at this historically significant question on his show this week after the conservative, pro-NRA Texan posted a photo of himself cheering for his hometown team during the NBA Playoffs. In response to Jimmy's dig, Ted challenged him to a on-on-one charity basketball game, according to Vulture. "Why he wants to do this, I have no idea," Jimmy told viewers this week. "You really want to play basketball against a talk-show host? You already lost an election to a reality-show host. Isn't that enough? … Maybe we should do this the Monday before the midterms. It would be fun to see him lose twice in one week, right?" Jimmy did, however, accept the challenge.
Kris Jenner says Khloe Kardashian is leaving Cleveland for L.A.
Nearly two months after Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson welcomed their daughter, True, amid rumors he cheated on Khloe with multiple women, Khloe is headed back to Los Angeles. That's according to Kris Jenner, which tells Us Weekly she's been Facetiming with her daughter and True for the past weeks. "She'll be home soon, so it's really great," Kris said. Asked if the move from Tristan's homebase of Cleveland is permanent, Kris replied, "I think so! Yes!" The news comes after months of confusion. Khloe had planned to raise True in Cleveland but she and Tristan, who's now duking it out against the Golden State Warriors with his Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, have reportedly been "fighting constantly."