Iggy Azalea's live tweets about a $64 grilled cheese are a work of art
Dear Iggy Azalea: May we humbly suggest that if the music thing doesn't pan out, please pursue a career in Twitter comedy. Last week, the rapper flexed her humor muscles to make the best of a bad situation in which a hotel in Las Vegas sent her what appeared to be a $54 grilled cheese. Things went significantly downhill from there. Luckily for us, she shared it all. "I just paid 54.00 for a grilled cheese sandwich. Las Vegas," she deadpanned in one tweet. A second post followed that showed she was also charged $10.08 for "knifes and forks" for a meal she noted was traditionally eaten with one's hands, bringing the total cost to $64.08. "We love scammers," she wrote. "Plot twist," she later posted. "I'm reporting this card as stolen." From there, she got creative. "Anyway I got a complimentary bucket of ice; so at least I have something to drink," she tweeted. "Update there is no ice In the ice bucket. 😂🤷♀️." The tweets continued: "So I got a free bucket. … And I'm keeping it, I need to make back my money." Finally, she wrote: "For Sale: Mid century – modern vessel. A transitional piece with Sleek lines & mild wear. $104.00." Sold, girl … sold.
Prince Harry reveals how many more children he wants to have with Duchess Meghan
Sounds like Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are at least halfway done expanding their family. Harry recently sat down with Dr. Jane Goodall for an interview about environmental concerns that appears in the September issue of British Vogue, which Meghan guest edited. As the two talked, the matter of sustainability with regard to what we're leaving for subsequent generations came up, as did the number of kids Harry imagines he and his wife will have. "We are the one species on this planet that seems to think that this place belongs to us, and only us," said Harry, who welcomed Archie, his first child, with Meghan this past spring (via People). When Dr. Goodall pointed out that having a baby changes things, Harry agreed. "It does make it different," he said. "I think, weirdly, because of the people that I've met and the places that I've been fortunate enough to go to, I've always had a connection and a love for nature. I view it differently now, without question. But I've always wanted to try and ensure that, even before having a child and hoping to have children …" Dr. Goodall laughed. "Not too many!" she quipped. "Two, maximum!" said Harry. "But I've always thought: this place is borrowed. And, surely, being as intelligent as we all are, or as evolved as we all are supposed to be, we should be able to leave something better behind for the next generation."
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Loved ones of late chef Fatima Ali are living out her dream culinary tour
The late "Top Chef" star Fatima Ali succumbed to cancer before she was able to take the culinary world tour she'd dreamed of taking. Now, Chef Fati's mom, Farezeh Durrani, and other loved ones the 29-year-old left behind in January are beginning to take that trip in her honor as a way of connecting to her and ensuring that her sources of inspiration live on. A post on Fati's Instagram page this week showed Farezeh arm-in-arm with chef Massimo Bottura and his wife Lara Gilmore, whom the group visited at Massimo's restaurant Casa Maria Luigia in Modena, Italy. "This was meant to be Fati's first stop, a seat at Chef @massimobottura's table," the post begins. "She talked passionately about wanting to see Italy, and of course, eat her way through it. We wrote a long list of all of the different food adventures she would have from each country she could get to — Denmark, Peru, France, her beloved Spain, and countless others. To remember Fatima and honour her is to remember to share love and joy with the world, and to soak up all of the incredible experiences you can, while you can 🌼" The post goes on to describe an unforgettable evening during which "Lara and Chef Massimo both paid special tribute to our Chef Fati, who was no doubt gleefully watching over her mom as she tried to decipher all five of the ages of parmigiano reggiano. 💫," and calling the experience a "precious opportunity, to go on a journey Fatima was looking forward to against the intensely challenging odds she was facing, and in some way represent and share a part of her with Chef Massimo," who apparently "talked about how deeply moved he was by her story, her writing, and the gesture he could see our mother making." The post closes with: "The entire experience was truly food for the soul, connecting two beautiful memories in a place which was made to honour and pay tribute to the love for a mother, and a journey taken there for the love of a daughter 💖💕." Fati died in January, much earlier than the end of the year doctors predicted she had to live once her cancer returned in October 2018.
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'Cats' star Idris Elba isn't exactly sure what 'Cats' is about …
When the "Cats" trailer surfaced online, there was so much commentary on social media about its general creepiness that the story's premise never really even came up much. So when Idris Elba stopped by "The Late Show" this week, host Stephen Colbert thought he'd use the opportunity to get some more information about the actual story the all-star cast portrays in the movie. Alas, he didn't have much luck. "Oh, wow," Idris said when asked what "Cats" is about (via E! News). "What a way to throw me under the bus there," he joked. He then began grasping for straws. "It's a classic. It's a big musical. Andrew Lloyd Webber. I guess it's about a cat." Good guess! Stephen then suggested maybe the show is about multiple cats, prompting Idris to offer this synopsis: "It's one cat's journey towards what is essentially cat heaven. And that idea is that we all aspire to get toward cat heaven. There's this young cat and she gets taken on this story on how to get to cat heaven or what you should do to get into cat heaven." Warmer, Idris, warmer! He the stopped to ask, "How am I doing? Does anyone know what this story is?" Nah. But we do know Idris and his costars were asked to attend some kind of cat school (really). It seems the director, Tim Hooper, "wanted the actors to really embody the feline persona, the vibe," Idris said. "So he instructed this lovely lady, her name was Sarah, I think, and she was a cat expert. In fact, not only was she a cat expert but she was also an expert on how humans should play cats. … She really spoke to us about the anatomy of a cat. We had to understand the bones, the structure, how the hips and everything work," he explained. "So then what you realize is it's all about the shoulders." In other words, "Cats" is about one cat's shoulder-forward journey to cat heaven. Got it …
Rebel Wilson loved the public's reaction to the 'Cats' trailer
Balk all you like about the trailer for the live-action "Cats" movie (or for that matter, the confusing plot).Rebel Wilson, who also appears in the film, is all about it. "When the trailer came out, the response was pretty massive," she says in a new interview with Cosmo. "There's some people who were like 'Oh my god' because it is brand-new technology that's CGI. I think people get confused because it's essentially a dance movie in a lot of ways. So it really is all our own bodies. And yes, they're covered in fur. I think some people found it a bit creepy 'cause we're people but we look a bit like cats dancing around," she explains. "I loved the reaction. I think it was a bit polarizing and people will be super curious to see the finished product. What you got in that trailer was just some small samples of it, but it's going to be such a big movie. And the cast is obviously incredible."
Heidi Montag wants to record Christian music
A decade after Heidi Montag made her first foray into the recording industry, "The Hills: New Beginnings" star is hoping to, well, forge a new beginning as a singer. In this week's episode of the show, the 32-year-old says that in spite of having poured $2 million into what she hoped would become a lasting music career, she's ready to try again. "Before, I did pop music and that was really fun. … I feel like now, where I'm at, is more of a heartfelt, Christian vibe," she says at one point in the episode, according to Us Weekly. "[It's] pop music, but there's a Christian message. It's just one song, but I want to do something good and send out a positive message to the world." In a confessional interview, she tells the camera she wants to "put out a great, faith-based, positive song." The episode also features Heidi performing some of the song she has in mind, whose lyrics include the lines: "How am I hear again? Lord, I keep stumblin'. I can't do it on my own. Carry me. Strengthen me." According to Heidi, her initial stab at becoming a "pop princess" garnered a degree of acclaim among members of the "underground gay community" and in Tokyo.
Frances Bean Cobain's ex to undergo psychiatric examination as part of guitar lawsuit
Frances Bean Cobain and her ex-husband, Isaiah Silva, are still duking it out over Kurt Cobain's guitar, which was awarded to Isaiah in the divorce. The latest development in the case — which took a new turn for the weird in 2018 when Isaiah sued Courtney and others for allegedly conspiring to have him killed as a means of getting the instrument back — involves a win for Courtney, whom TMZ credits with getting Isaiah to agree to undergo a psychiatric examination. The website reports the seven hour-long exam "will consist of interviews, a mental status examination, as well as standardized psychological testing" to determine how mentally fit Isaiah is as well as how some of his lawsuit allegations may or may not be affecting him currently. The exam will reportedly be recorded and the findings are slated to be included in lawsuit documents. The guitar in question is the one Kurt played in his famous "MTV Unplugged" performance. Isaiah contends Courtney and friends (but not Frances) planned to kidnap and kill him to get it back.
Nicki Minaj and Kenneth Petty reportedly picked up a marriage license this week
Turns out Nicki Minaj wasn't speaking figuratively when she rapped about being engaged to Kenneth "Zoo" Petty on Chance the Rapper's new album. Less than a week fans noticed a line in "Zanies and Fools" featured Nicki rhyming, "He the Clyde to my Bonnie /'bout to walk down the aisle and be a mommy," E! News is confirming that Nicki and Kenneth got their marriage license in Los Angeles on Monday, July 29. The rapper has previously told fans on her Queen Radio show that they had a marriage license, but since those are good for just 90 days, they may have needed a new one. "I think I have what I was striving for, just happiness," Nicki previously said of Kenneth, whom she first dated when she was a teen. "It was so hard to get to a happy place. Now that I'm there, I don't want to compromise that for anyone or anything." She's also referred to him as her "husband" on the air, seemingly in defiance of fans who have expressed concern for her safety given that Kenneth is a registered sex offender who has done time in prison for manslaughter. His last sentencing was more than 10 years ago.
Engagement, marriage rumors hit Ashley Olsen and Louis Eisner
Is Ashley Olsen officially off the market? That's what The Blast was left wondering after the designer was spotted multiple times this month wearing a seemingly new around her left ring finger. Ashley, 33, has been dating artist Louis Eisner for about two years. The romance reportedly began shortly after she and 58-year-old financier Richard Sachs called it quits so she could focus on her work. Louis, who turns 31 on Wednesday, July 31, studied art history at Columbia. According to Elle, his visual art is primarily abstract. For her part, Ashley has said little about him or their relationship in public.
Maya Thurman Hawke opens about working with Quentin Tarantino
At 21, Maya Thurman Hawke's star is officially on the rise. The daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, Maya's already made waves with her performance in "Stranger Things." She appears in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," as well, and recently reflected on working with the controversial director in a chat with WSJ.com. "No one gets to make a movie the way Quentin gets to," she says. "We did the scenes a hundred times in different ways and shot it from every possible angle and it was really freeing and fun and playful and we pulled [four] all-nighters or something exhausting like that …To me, the way he pushes just feels like joy and love of the movie business and relishing in the opportunity to get another take. He loves the movies so much, and he wants you to be so good in it. And if you do something he likes, he f—— loves it, you know?"