Dwayne Johnson buys his dad a new house
For Christmas, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gave his mom a brand new house. Now, he's doing the same for his dad. "I just got off the phone with my dad and man, it was a great call," The Rock said in a moving video clip he posted on Instagram on Sunday, March 3 (via People). "About two to three weeks ago, I called my dad and I said, 'Look, you're probably happy where you're at.' I said, 'but I want to do something for you. I want to buy you a brand new home, wherever you wanna live, you can live. He couldn't believe it, he was speechless. And he goes, 'I'm so excited, and I'm also so nervous.' My dad's an old school tough guy, I said, 'What the hell you nervous about? He said, 'Well, no one,' he was searching for words, and he's like, 'no one ever called to tell me they were going to buy me a house before and the fact that it's you, it's my son, I'm so proud of you, and I love you so much." Dwayne then told his followers, "I've never heard my dad talk like that," adding, "It felt good to me, and it felt good to my heart." He also opened up about how his father "used to beat my a–," calling it "tough love." "I hated it back then, but I'm so grateful for it now," he continued, "and it just felt good to kinda give back to the ones who raised you so, love you too, pop." In the accompanying caption, the star explained that his dad had a hard life from the time he was kicked out of his mother's house on Christmas Day and forced to live on the streets — an experience Dwayne said shaped the way his father raised him. "Enjoy your new house, pop," he wrote.
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Kylie Jenner continues edging ex-best friend Jordyn Woods out of the picture
With Jordyn Woods seemingly out of her life, Kylie Jenner seems to have found a replacement best friend in Sorella Boutique owner, Heather Sanders. Kylie — who reportedly kicked Jordyn out of her house after news she'd made out with Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend, Tristan Thompson — spent much of Sunday, March 3, indulging in some retail therapy with Heather at the Westfield Topanga and The Village mall in Calabasas, according to the Daily Mail. The two were spotted checking out the latest offerings from Neiman Marcus in one of multiple get-togethers since the Jordyn-Tristan scandal erupted. The shopping spree came on the heels of Jordyn's appearance on Jada Pinkett-Smith's "Red Table Talk," in which she she denied having shared anything more than a friendly kiss with Tristan that she said he initiated, and just days after infidelity rumors hit Kylie's boyfriend, Travis Scott. The make up mogul met Heather years ago at Kendall Jenner's 16th birthday party. They reportedly became closer when they were pregnant at the same time.
Cardi B and Offset head to Cabo for a romantic vacation
On-again couple Cardi B and Offset are getting some post-Grammy Awards R&R in Cabo this week. E! News reports the pair headed to Mexico on Sunday, March 3, where Cardi showed off some of the highlights of their temporary digs on her Instatgram Story, including a pool and a fire pit, as well as the heart made of rose petals on their bed. A meal of lobster and salmon alongside a bouquet of roses topped things off in another post. It's definitely been an unorthodox relationship road for Cardi and her Migos rapper beau, who pleaded for her to take him back after he allegedly cheated, barged onto her stage with another reconciliation attempt and most recently surfaced onstage with her at the Grammys when she won the Grammy for Best Rap Album. For now, at least, Cardi seems happy to have Offset in her life again.
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Diddy says he 'played' himself by not marrying Kim Porter
Five months after Kim Porter's death, Diddy's still working through his strong feelings for his on-off girlfriend and the mother of three of his children. The Bad Boy records founder shared an old photo of the two of them together over the weekend that he captioned simply, "SMH." It didn't take long for his followers to pick up on what he meant. "When she was alive you didn't wanna marry her," wrote one Instagram user, according to Page Six. "I know," Diddy replied. "Played myself smh." Kim, who was 46 when she died of lobar pneumonia in October, dated Diddy on and off for 13 years beginning in the 90s.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's new remodeling project could end up on 'Fixer Upper' with Joanna Gaines
Alex Rodriguez just earned one more Best Boyfriend point. In an appearance on "Ellen" last month, Jennifer admitted she's a huge fan of the show, "Fixer Upper," and that Alex had arranged to have its star, Joanna Gaines, surprise her on FaceTime with a chat about a new fixer upper Alex and Jen recently bought. Though Jen said Joanna was only available to provide a little minor feedback on their project, a source tells E! News Joanna's set to play more of a central role in remodeling the place. "Joanna is going to help Jennifer remodel her home," the insider says. "Jennifer wanted to walk the space with Joanna in person, so they did so on Friday. They're both extremely busy, but it's hard to do something like that without seeing the space." The pair reportedly got together in Malibu for their initial consult. "It was really just an opportunity for them to walk the space together and for Joanna to hear Jennifer's vision for the space," the source adds. "There truly is no formal plan for any of the footage, but could possibly end up on the Gaines' new network."
Jenna Johnson starts counting down to her wedding to Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Bride-to-be Jenna Johnson is starting to get into wedding mode. "As tour is coming to an end, the realization that I am getting closer and closer to being married is hitting me," she wrote on Instagram over the weekend, sharing a photo of herself in a beaded white gown. "It has been a crazy whirlwind trying to plan my dream day on the road as well as dance my heart for all our beautiful fans at night," she continued. "I'm forever grateful for these past few months and even more excited for what's to come." Jenna and her "Dancing With the Stars" castmate Valentin Chmerkovskiy got engaged over the summer — a year after Val's bnrother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy married another "DWTS" costar, Petra Maurgatroyd. Asked by The Insider back in 2017 whether his brother's wedding had inspired him to consider taking the next step with Jenna, he said, "Yeah, is that what it's called, the wedding bug? Or have I gained a different perspective on, you know, what love is and what happiness is?" He added: "You know, I'm in a great place and I'm in love. I'm very grateful for that."
Kanye West is 'protective' of Khloe Kardashian after Tristan Thompson, Jordyn Woods hookup
As Khloe Kardashian begins the process of moving on from her life with Tristan Thompson after he cheated with family friend Jordyn Woods, she can rest assured her brother-in-law, Kanye West, is doing all he can to protect her. A source tells People Kanye "thinks of himself as the godfather" of the Kardashian-Jenner family and "has the mindset that if anyone messes with one of them, they mess with them all." Given what happened at a house party in February between Tristan and Jordyn, the insider says Kanye has no interest in speaking to either of them ever again. "He's protective of the Kardashian women, all of them, and if anyone hurts them, he will always be their biggest advocate. He's 100 per cent on Khloé's side," says the pal. "Guys may come and go, but the bond between the girls is never going away, and they're committed to supporting each other," the source adds.
Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian are committed to getting along as co-parents
Following a long and seemingly painful split and custody battle, Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are finally getting along for the sake of their daughter, Dream. That's according to TMZ, which reports the two are now planning to hand off their daughter face-to-face rather than with the help of employees and are committed to staying civil as they put the terms of their custody agreement into action. Rob has physical custody of Dream for the majority of the time, according to TMZ, and has reduced the previously $20,000-a-month child support payments he had been sending to his ex. Their agreement also stipulates they not put Dream in contact with any new romantic partners who are not in "a long term, health relationship" with one of them. "Robert and I only concern is what's in the best interest of our daughter that we both equally love,"Chyna tweeted last week. "Additionally, Robert is a wonderful father to our Dreamy!"
Jana Kramer snaps at mommy shamers after sharing tantrum video
Jana Kramer's had it with being mom-shamed on social media. The singer and actress recently shared a video of her 3-year-old daughter, Jolie, throwing a fit at the dinner table. Though Jolie's behavior kinda comes with the territory for her age group, some users accused Jana of poor parenting. In comments Jana later shared on her Instagram Story (via E! News), critics suggested Jolie may have been jealous or "missing her mommy" when Jana was looking after her son. "The whole week she was sick she got stuck w daddy so mommy could take care of Jace," the comment said. "Maybe it's not the baby anymore syndrome." Jana responded by explaining why she posted the video in the first place. "I know I shouldn't respond to comments, especially comments like that, but it just drives me crazy that people feel the need to comment on my pictures," she snapped. "And then it makes me upset because I'm like, I want to be able to post a temper tantrum of Jolie's, just to keep it real, and for the other moms out there, you're not alone." She continued: "Yet, I have people trolling my page saying, 'Well, she's doing that because of this.' Like, just stop. You don't know, you don't live in this house, you don't know what's going on. Please don't tell me why my child's acting that way. Thanks."
Al Roker says he's lost 40 pounds on the keto diet
Controversy continues to follow stars who've attached themselves to the keto diet, but that's not stopping Al Roker from believing in it. While sharing a keto-focused sloppy joe recipe on the Monday, March 4, edition of "Today," he announced he'd lost "about 40 pounds" since starting the diet in September, according to Page Six. "My cholesterol — just had them checked a couple of weeks ago. Everything's good," he said of the results. Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels, among others, have openly opposed the low-carb, high fat diet. "What works for you, works for you," Al replied after Jillian voiced her opinion. "There's science on both sides that says it's not a great idea and science that says it is a great idea. I think it's up to people, with their doctor, with their medical professional (to make their own decision)."