Social media had a field day after Eric Trump shared a doctored photo of Ice Cube, 50 Cent in 'Trump 2020' hats — see how Ice Cube responded
A doctored photo of rappers 50 Cent and Ice Cube seemingly wearing "Trump 2020" hats began to go viral on social media this week after Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, tweeted it alongside the caption, "Two great, courageous Americans." Eric's tweet failed to acknowledge that the image had been edited, but TheHill.com reports it was originally a photo Ice Cube sent 50 in a "happy birthday" message. (Ice Cube's hat actually read "Big3," a nod to his 3-on-3 hoops league, while 50 Cent's hat featured a Yankees logo in the original pic.) Eric's tweet was later deleted, though it's unclear if it came down before or after Ice Cube posted a dismissive dis about the tweet. (Let's just say it started with an "N" and ended with "please.") The photo, however, continued to circulate, no doubt aided by its appeal to both Donald Trump fans and critics of the rappers' recent Trump-related news. Ice Cube recently faced backlash after he confirmed he worked with the current administration to get his "Contract with Black Americans" ideas into their "Platinum Plan" for Black voters. He has since clarified that Joe Biden's campaign contacted him as well, saying he doesn't endorse either candidate. "Whoever is in power I am going to work with," he told CNN. 50 Cent, meanwhile, endorsed Trump Monday on Instagram, taking issue with Biden's tax plan for raising percentage rates on corporations and Americans earning $400,000-plus per year.
Why Emma Roberts blocked her mom on Instagram
"Mothers and Instagram: It's a bad combination." So said Emma Roberts during her appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Monday, where the 29-year-old star divulged how news of her otherwise "low-key" pregnancy went public. "She definitely spilled the beans," Emma said, per ET. Emma, who stars in Netflix's new rom-com, "Holidate," is expecting her first child — a boy — with actor Garrett Hedlund, a fact we know in part, she said, because of her mom, Kelly Cunningham, and in part, because of Emma herself. In a nutshell, Emma bought Kelly an iPhone to replace the flip phone she was holding onto as of a few years ago. "It was the worst thing I ever did," Emma said through giggles. "It started slow with a Google Alert on me, which she never had before, so she's like, 'Emma, have you seen this photo from 2010?!' I'm like, 'Yes, I've seen that photo.' So I'm getting flooded with 'Is this true?' And 'Have you seen this and that?' And then she got Instagram." Next thing Emma knew, her mom was being "totally catfished" by someone pretending to be the singer Jackson Browne. That, in turn, Emma explained, somehow led to Kelly engaging with Emma's fans and basically confirming she was pregnant. "It was a disaster, and I found it all out on a plane, so I couldn't get to her. I couldn't call her or attack her," Emma semi-joked. "She was like, 'Thank you so much for the well-wishes! We're so excited.' It was endless. My friends were sending me screen grabs." Finally, Emma did call Kelly out on what had happened. "When I said to her, 'Mom, you revealed my pregnancy,' she goes, 'Emma, you announced it!'" the actress recalled. "And I said, 'No I didn't. That was a tabloid.' She goes, 'Oh I didn't … that wasn't clear.'" Ultimately, she said they "kind of laughed … kind of got into a fight," and Emma "blocked her at one point." They seem to be on more solid ground now, said Emma, adding that if nothing else, "it's a good story to tell the baby."
Meghan Trainor accidentally reveals she's having a boy!
Woopsy. Meghan Trainor accidentally revealed the sex of her baby-to-be during an interview with "Extra" on Monday. "The baby started kicking yesterday," the singer said at one point during the chat (via iheart.com). "That was, like, the greatest day ever because I was like, 'Where is he?' and he was kicking and it was beautiful," she continued, letting the news slip. The 26-year-old quickly recovered and went with the flow rather than trying to keep the secret any longer. "He, well, uh, OK, it's a boy," she said, sounding vaguely relieved. "I've been having to hide that for so long that I'm like … I couldn't hold that forever." Meghan and Daryl tied the knot in 2018. Their first child together is due next year.
Naomi Campbell's pandemic-era hazmat suit earns a place in fashion history
Back in March — when the coronavirus-mandated lockdowns were still new and it was unclear just how easily the virus could be transmitted via surfaces — Naomi Campbell gained some extra social media traction by adding a full hazmat suit and face shield to her well-documented, uber-germaphobe approach to flying. Now, it looks like the 50-year-old supermodel's anti-virus fashion is set to be canonized … somewhere. "I've been asked to put my hazmat suit into a museum," she told Sean Evans on the latest edition of Youtube's "Hot Ones." "They asked me for the one that I actually wore and my Burberry cape that I put on top of it," she added. Naomi has not revealed which museum asked for her suit — which, BET.com notes, will run you a mere $16 on Amazon. Burberry cape not included, obviously.
Miley Cyrus says she once made eye contact with 'a being' in a UFO
Maybe it's a good thing Miley Cyrus has gone 100 percent sober? Or maybe those aliens that apparently chased her down (pre-sobriety) just wanted to be friends. Either way, she makes a good point about the experience in the latest edition of Interview magazine. Recalling how she was once "chased down by some sort of UFO" while driving through San Bernadino, California, Miley says, "I'm pretty sure about what I saw," then admits she had purchased a certain green wax "from a guy in a van in front of a taco shop" prior to seeing the aforementioned UFO. "But the best way to describe it is a flying snowplow," she continued. "It had this big plow in the front of it and was glowing yellow. I did see it flying, and my friend saw it, too. There were a couple of other cars on the road and they also stopped to look, so I think what I saw was real," she said. "I was shaken for, like, five days. … I couldn't really look at the sky the same. I thought they might come back." Despite her nerves, she says she "didn't feel threatened at all," though she "did see a being sitting in the front of the flying object." Miley continued: "It looked at me and we made eye contact, and I think that's what really shook me, looking into the eyes of something that I couldn't quite wrap my head around." Speaking to her interviewer, Rick Owens, she added: "But you're so right to say that it's a form of narcissism to think that we're the only things that could be in this vast universe."
Judge rules Danny Masterson's rape case may proceed, arraignment continued until Nov. 2
After a push from Danny Masterson's lawyer to have his rape case thrown out, a Los Angeles judge ruled Monday that the case may proceed, according to People. Three counts of rape by force or fear, stemming from three separate alleged incidents, were brought against the former "That '70s Show" star back in June. Masterson, 44, has denied the claims, while his defense attorney argued that if the incidents allegedly occurred between 2001 and 2003, they'd be outside the statute of limitations anyway. The judge was not swayed. Instead, Masterson's arraignment is now set to be continued until Nov. 2; his request to keep media out of the courtroom was also reportedly denied. Prosecutors claim Masterson raped a 23-year-old woman in 2001, a 28-year-old woman in April 2003 and a 23-year-old woman later in 2003, all in his home. The actor, who's been married to Bijou Phillips since 2011, is free on $3.3 million bail and as of Tuesday, had not yet entered a plea, according to the outlet. If convicted of all the charges, he could face up to 45 years behind bars. "Mr. Masterson is innocent, and we're confident that he will be exonerated when all the evidence finally comes to light and witnesses have the opportunity to testify," his lawyer said in a statement in June. Last year, Masterson was sued, along with the Church of Scientology, by four women who claimed, "they were stalked and intimidated after accusing the actor of raping them in the early 2000s," according to People. One of the accusers was Masterson's ex-girlfriend; he called her allegations "beyond ridiculous," while the Church of Scientology slammed the claims as "a dishonest and hallucinatory publicity stunt."
Jeff Bridges uses his cancer diagnosis announcement to urge fans to vote
On Monday, Jeff Bridges, 70, announced on social media that he's been diagnosed with Lymphoma, a cancer that affects the lymphatic system. "As the Dude would say.. New S*** has come to light," the beloved actor shared, in a nod to his character from "The Big Lebowski." "I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I'm starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery." He ended his message by acknowledging the support of his loved ones, thanking fans and friends alike for their "prayers and well wishes" and urging social media users to take advantage of their right to vote. "And, while I have you, please remember to go vote," he added. "Because we are all in this together." His announcement quickly earned loving messages and assurances from famous friends including Olivia Wilde, Rosanna Arquette, James Woods and many others.
Ryan Seacrest tests negative for COVID-19 after missing work due to illness
After a health scare forced him to miss two days of "Live With Kelly and Ryan" this week, Ryan Seacrest tested negative for COVID-19 and will be returning to work Wednesday, according to a post on the show's Instagram. "UPDATE: Great news.. test came back and he's negative! Ryan will be back tomorrow!" the "Live" account shared Tuesday. In the accompanying clip, Kelly explained to the masked, limited capacity audience that since they returned to filming in the studio, the show's staff has "all of these new restrictions," which is why Ryan wasn't allowed to come to work until he tested negative. "We take it seriously," she assured the audience.
Robert Redford's rep issues statement after the death of his son, James Redford
In the wake of the death of documentary filmmaker and environmental philanthropist James Redford last week, his father, Robert Redford, released a statement through his rep about his late, 58-year-old son. "The grief is immeasurable with the loss of a child," read the statement, published by CNN Tuesday. "Jamie was a loving son, husband, and father. His legacy lives on through his children, art, filmmaking, and devoted passion to conservation and the environment." Robert's spokesperson added the star, "is mourning with his family during this difficult time and asks for privacy." James death came after a "history of liver problems," including liver damage due to an autoimmune disease, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. He ultimately succumbed to bile-duct cancer in his liver.
Tori Spelling recalls being bullied for her looks as a teen
Tori Spelling took a moment on Monday to reflect on how being bullied over her looks as a young teenager made an already tough time in anyone's life that much harder to navigate. In a lengthy Instagram post, the "Beverly Hills 90210" alum recalled how her father was fond of the proverb, "your eyes are the windows to your soul," saying she's "carried that motto" with her throughout her life, despite struggling with the appearance of her own eyes. "When I started '90210' at 16 I was filled with low self confidence," she writes. "Then, internet trolls ( yep we had them back then too!)called me frog and bug eyed. Being put under a microscope as a young girl in her formative years was hard. … I would cry over my looks in the makeup trailer chair." She goes on to share how she realized the same things that made her eyes different made them "an asset" when she covered Rolling Stone in 1997. The story was pegged to her role in "Scream 2," so the magazine recreated "the iconic shower scene from 'Psycho,'" with Tori as Janet Leigh. "My eyes made that photo. They showed the emotion I was 'feeling in my soul' in that picture," Tori writes. She goes on to admit she's self-conscious about her face, as well, saying that after her experience being "eaten alive" by bullies when she was "a vulnerable innocent excited girl" who didn't tilt her head at a certain angle, she developed a habit of only showing one side of her face in photos. "Cyber bullying existed then and it does now worse than ever," she writes. "So, every time one of you ask me why I don't look straight on in photos and videos know why I make that choice. Years of hurtful comments that I don't even want to share to give them energy." She concludes with a reminder to think twice before commenting on a stranger's "face or body" on social media. "… You don't know them," she says. "They don't know you. But, their soul will remember that unkind comment. It'll be imprinted on them. Our memories can't remember physical pain but we do remember emotional, verbal, and written pain. That said. Here's me. Straight on. I love my eyes now. They make me uniquely me. …"