Emma Watson hides copies of 'The Handmaid's Tale' around Paris
"Hell yeah!" That's how an Instagram user named Rose reacted when she found a copy of Margaret Atwood's dystopian bestseller "The Handmaid's Tale" hidden in a secret location in Paris. Sharing a photo of the book wrapped in a green bow with the Arc de Triomphe in the distance, she added a thank-you to Emma Watson and the Book Fairies, who have been working together to deliver books around the world "I'm hiding copies of The Handmaid's Tale in Paris! Je cache des copies de La Servante Ecarlate dans tout Paris!" Emma tweeted on June 21. Now seeing a resurgence thanks to Hulu's hit adaptation, "The Handmaid's Tale" tells the story of an America taken over by a religious right that denies women independence, free thought and individualism, forcing many of them into sexual slavery. Emma, who also advocates for women on behalf of the U.N., has previously hidden books by the likes of Maya Angelou and Gloria Steinem in cities including London, New York and Milan.
Lindsay Lohan invites early 2000s frenemies Paris Hilton, Britney Spears to her birthday party
It only took 11 years, but Lindsay Lohan is apparently ready to kiss and make up with her infamous frenemies of yore. With LiLo's birthday right around the corner, the actress-turned-nightclub owner invited her former clubbing pals-slash-nemeses to help her celebrate. "#nicegirls @britneyspears @parishilton come to #mykonos for my birthday this weekend," she tweeted on Tuesday, June 27, adding, "@Beyonce you too." Let the drink throwing, insult calling and underwear forgetting commence.
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Justin Bieber's right Yeezy is for sale on eBay
Introducing the perfect gift for that Belieber in your life with a foot fetish. TMZ reports someone is selling what he or she claims is Justin Bieber's right Yeezy from the pair he threw to the crowd during his show in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday, June 25. Just a few days later, the shoe appeared on eBay, where it's currently going for the equivalent of about $5,670, part of which will reportedly be donated to an unnamed cause. The left Yeezy, TMZ notes, is on Instagram and has already amassed thousands of followers.
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Prince Harry's rumored future home set to get a major renovation as Meghan Markle engagement rumors continue
If Prince Harry pops the question to Meghan Markle, the pair could be moving into a 21-room mansion inside Kensington Palace, according to a report from The Express. A source tells the British tab Apartment 1, which is next door to Prince William and Duchess Kate's Apartment 1A, is set to get a major renovation. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester live in the "apartment" now, but the Express claims that since their children have grown, Harry's likely to take over the pad and give up the smaller "cottage" — also in the palace — where he currently lives. In the meantime, Harry's been spending time with Meghan in Toronto, having visited her there last week. Friends have said they expect an engagement announcement "by the end of the summer."
Pharrell Williams doesn't change his triplets' diapers
Really, dude? In what was probably meant as praise for his wife, Helen Lasichanh, Pharrell Williams admitted that when it comes to their triplets, Pharrell does not change diapers. After the producer joked about the little ones' habit of crying "in harmony" on Tuesday, June 27, the "Today" show hosts asked if Pharrell helped out with the diapers. "No," he said (via Celebitchy). "My wife is SEAL Team Six. There's nothing she can't do. I mean, she carried those three bodies and she's just on it all the time. We do have some amazing people to help us, but it's serious."
Gal Gadot weighs in on 'Wonder Woman' salary rumors
Buzz about Gal Gadot's rumored $300,000 salary for "Woman Woman" has gone multiple directions, with some claiming the fact Henry Cavill made much more for "Superman" is evidence of Hollywood's gender wage gap and outlets like EW quoting insiders who have said it's unusual for a first-time superhero star to make low figures before "the franchise progresses." Gal herself has been relatively quiet about the situation but TMZ caught up with her and her husband in Los Angeles this week and asked if she thought she had been unfairly compensated for the massive hit. "Grateful and happy," was all she would offer in response, along with a smile. When the paparazzo tried to get her to say more, she joked, "I think I should get you as my lawyer" and told him to "have a nice day."
Mariah Carey was asked James Packer in Israel and her response was amazing
Just because Mariah Carey was engaged to James Packer doesn't mean she can help the Israeli police find him. She said as much in a press conference on Monday, June 26, while in Israel to promote her skin care line. According to The Hollywood Reporter, police have wanted to question James since March about his friendship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in connection with some alleged illegal gift-giving and other potential instances of corruption. When asked about her ex, Mariah was pretty much Mariah. "I don't know where the motherf—– is!" she reportedly said to Channel 2 in Tel Aviv. "How am I supposed to know? I have no idea. I really have no idea about the political stuff. I don't pay attention to it." She also spoke with a local entertainment show about rumors — that have been denied — suggesting police could be interested in questioning her, as well. "Oh, now they want to blame me? Someone wants to blame me for something now? What did I do? I didn't do anything," she said. "Honestly I feel bad about that if that happened to anybody, I don't want anyone to have any kind of bad issues for themselves and I'm just trying to be, trying to do me, and that's it. That's all I can do, is be responsible for my own self." Ahem. Something tells us even the Israeli police know Mariah never needed a "you do you" memo.
Katy Perry: Orlando Bloom asked if I wanted to paddleboard naked, too
Had Katy Perry been in a different state of mind one day during her vacation in Sardinia with Orlando Bloom last summer, she could have ended up being photographed paddleboarding nude, too. "He asked me if I wanted to be [naked] and I was just like, it's one of those things where I was like, Oh nah. Just not in the mood,'" Katy said this week on KIIS FM's "Kyle and Jackie O" show (via Us Weekly). "You know when you're dating someone sometimes, it's exciting to be like, 'Oh should we try and make out over here in this place?' or what have you," she continued. "And I was just not in the mood. I saved it for the boat!" Orlando, who dated Katy for about a year beginning in early 2016, has also been low-key about the fact that a paparazzo caught him in his birthday suit. Though he's admitted the photos that surfaced were "surprising," he joked to BBC1 Radio host Nick Grimshaw, "My poor son! He's got a lot to live up to. I broke the internet."
Harry Styles' mother thanks fans for support following her husband's death
A week after the death of his stepfather, Robin Twist, Harry Styles' mother, Anne, has broken her social media silence to show her appreciation for the kind thoughts fans have sent since Robin's death. "Thank you for all the love and support our family have been given… Robin would be humbled by the love you have all shown. Thank you ♥️," she wrote (via the New York Post). Liam Payne was among those who recently reached out to his former One Direction bandmate, writing on Instagram, "Harry my heart really goes out to you such an extremely sad day for us all who knew Robin. What a kind, gentle and beautiful soul, a true rarity to find in today's world. Sometimes they really do take the best of us far too soon. X." Robin, who suffered from cancer, was 57.
Rebel Wilson launches Rebel Wilson x Angels clothing line
A glowing Rebel Wilson celebrated the launch of her clothing line Rebel Wilson x Angels at Dia&Co on Tuesday, June 27, in New York City. "I love creating something from nothing," the actress recently told InStyle of her interest in design. "I've had to create my own plays, television roles, and movie projects in order to play the parts I've wanted. It's what I've always done as an actress, but I never thought as a teenager that I'd someday have a fashion line." She also said her interest in creating clothes for unconventional body types helped inspire the new line. "I was a young woman making money, and there were no clothes to buy," she said. "It felt like if you were over a certain size, designers didn't care about you." Rebel Wilson x Angels hits Dia&Co, Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom, among other retailers, this summer.