Irina Shayk looks solemn after Lady Gaga denies Bradley Cooper romance rumors
As Hollywood continues to buzz about the seemingly romantic chemistry between Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper during their Oscars performance, Bradley's girlfriend, Irina Shayk, has been largely quiet, other than cheering for Gaga at the awards show. That leaves some wondering what to make of the uber-stoic selfie the model posted on Instagram on Feb. 27. She appeared to be getting her hair done and despite the lack of a caption, outlets like the Daily Mail are suggesting the look on her face could be related to rumors the relationship between Gaga and Bradley is more than work-related. The post surfaced just hours after Gaga denied allegations of an affair during her appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "That is what we wanted you to see," Gaga insisted when asked if there was anything to the romance chatter. "This is a long song. It is a love story and we worked so hard. I knew he had the vision for how it should go," she continued, noting that Bradley directed the whole performance, including the way they were looking at each other. "I've had my arms wrapped around Tony Bennett for the last three years. It's what you do when you sing love songs," she added. Still, tabloid sources don't seem convinced. "Hollywood is buzzing that Gaga fell for Bradley during pre-production and filming, creating the intense emotional energy you see on-screen and at the Oscar. He wanted an authentic love story on-screen," one insider told Page Six. It didn't help matters that the singer recently broke off a relatively recent engagement to CAA agent Christian Carino — or that she and Bradley reportedly spent much of the CAA Oscars afterparty "cozied up on a sofa," according to the source. "They were inseparable, and people definitely thought it was weird," said the insider. Irina was reportedly not around. Another source denied the claims, saying, "Bradley and Gaga were both there and hanging out, but they were not 'together."
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Selma Blair wants to create 'chic' clothing for people with disabilities
Last weekend, Selma Blair was as stunning as ever when she hit the Oscars red carpet in a flowing Ralph & Russo gown and a cane in her hand. The cane, of course, was there to help stabilize the star, who was recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. But as she tells Vanity Fair in an extensive new interview, she's discovered "a cane can be a great accessory." In fact, having come to see how difficult MS can make dressing to go out, given the limited options for what her body needs, Selma's also decided she wants to expand those options by creating "chic" looks geared toward people with disabilities. "Dressing is a s— show," she admits (via ET). "I would like to partner with someone like Christian Siriano on a line for everyone — not just people who necessarily need adaptive clothing, but for those who want comfort, too. It can still be chic. You shouldn't have to sacrifice style. Like, let's get elastic waistbands to look a little bit better." Adding that "You want to still be part of the living, not a shuffling person people get out of the way for because they're queasy," Selma says she hopes being vocal about her disease "demystifies disabilities" for others. "I'm happy, and if I can help anyone be more comfortable in their skin, it's more than I've ever done before."
Andy Cohen gave up marijuana when his son was born
Good old social media. Just a few weeks into fatherhood, Andy Cohen is already learning the heard way that to share the details of one's parenting journey Twitter, Instagram or Facebook is to invite criticism galore. The Bravo exec stopped by Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show this week, where he talked about some of the changes in his life since he welcomed his first child, Benjamin, on Feb, 4, via surrogate. Some of those changes are less rosy than others. Case in point: The dad shaming. After Andy posted a photo of himself "digging the #DadGear" with Benjamin tucked inside a carrier attached to his tummy while the pair flew from Los Angeles to New York City, he got major flak from followers about safety issues. Exasperated, he asked, "'You don't think I checked with three f—ing pediatricians before?'" adding, "And I flew with a baby nurse. [My baby nurse is] teaching me everything." Another big change is his use of the wacky tabacky. A vocal advocate for marijuana legalization, Andy's often discussed weed with guests on "Watch What Happens Live." Asked if he still partakes, he said, "No … not since the baby," according to Page Six. "I don't feel comfortable … It's not the time for that."
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Taylor Swift weighs in on new album rumors … sort of
In the wake of a new flurry of hint laden Instagram posts from Taylor Swift this week, fans have been theorizing that her recurrent use of sevens in the photos and captions means Taylor's seventh studio album is about to drop. And while Taylor has yet to confirm or deny the theories, she's clearly aware they're out there — at least, her cat is. Sharing a hilarious pic of her fuzzy daughter, Meredith, standing on her hind legs and looking stunned, Taylor quipped, "She just read all the theories 🙀." Alas, that's literally all she wrote …
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend react to Michael Cohen's testimony
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend were not at all surprised by what they heard this week when Michael Cohen testified against his former boss, Donald Trump, in Congress. TMZ caught up with the couple in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and when the site's cameraman asked for their thoughts on Cohen's assertion Trump once told him black people aren't smart enough to vote for him, John barely reacted. "Trump is a racist, it's obvious," he said. "This has been well established, it's not even debatable. Michael Cohen just has more proof." Chrissy, meanwhile, spent much of the morning tweeting about the testimony she heard. "I've said 'this is gonna be IT for him!!!' so many times in trump's presidency that I just can't do it anymore," she posted at one point. "Even pee tape will be another notch in the hell hole that is his term," she added. "Let's just f—ing vote this monster out."
Prince George has some thoughts about Duchess Kate's soccer skills
Part of Prince William and Duchess Kate's itinerary in Northern Ireland this week included a stop at Windsor Park football stadium, where Kate joined a group of kids in soccer drills. "I should have picked up some tips from George," she joked at one point, according to Us Weekly. It seems her son, Prince George, has some concerns about his mom's not-so-fancy footwork — and tells her about them openly. "'Mummy, you're so rubbish,'" George is a fan of saying, according to Kate. As she continued playing with the young football stars-to-be, her husband watched from the sidelines, making cracks about how his wife "goes for the ankles" and suggesting the little ones "tackle" the duchess. A longtime athlete, Kate explained at one point that she never had the chance to develop that sport. '"[Kate] was saying if she had played football when she was younger, she might have loved it as well," Clare Carson, the girls' participation officer at the Irish Football Association, told The Telegraph. "She was happily surprised it's now just the norm to play as girls."
Matthew McConaughey honored with Texas Medal of Arts
Congrats are in order for Matthew McConaughey. The Uvalde, Texas, native was awarded the Texas Medal of Arts on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Austin, KVUE reports. Hosted by the Texas Cultural Trust, the award is given annually to Texans who have demonstrated excellence in the arts while making a positive impact on the lives of both adults and children, according to the local ABC affiliate. Matthew was honored this year for his acting as well as his work with the Just Keep Livin Foundation, which he founded with his wife, Camila Alves. According to its website, the organization is "dedicated to empowering high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future." Camila, along with the couple's three kids and Matthew's mom joined the star for the event.
Patricia Clarkson returns to New Orleans to serve as Honorary Muse in the Krewe of Muses' Mardi Gras parade
Matthew McConaughey's not the only celeb enjoying a homecoming this week. New Orleans natyive Patricia Clarkson returned to the Crescent City on Tuesday, Feb. 26, to reign as the Krewe of Muses' 2019 Honorary Muse when the all-women's "super-krewe" hits the streets on Thursday, Feb. 28. Speaking to Nola.com, Patricia gushed about her excitement to be back in New Orleans — and to return to the seat she occupied in a massive, burgundy high heel float back in 2012, when she held the same position for the krewe. "I'm excited just to see the city again. I love riding through the city. It's one of my favorite things to do, in a car, on the streetcar — it doesn't matter," she said. As for the members of Muses, a philanthropic group that works with various social programs and charities throughout the year when they're not handing out hand decorated, glitter covered shoes to parade goers along the route, marveled that the women in the krewe "do so much for the city." She continued: "These are women who work very hard and hold this city on high and are very valuable to our city. Women from all walks of life, from all over this great city, come together for a night. Every color, race, creed — it's beautiful. It's the melting pot that makes our city great — not just great, truly great. It's great women who come together for a night to set the city on fire." Other celebs helming Mardi Gras parades this season include Jensen Ackles, who's set to ride in Bacchus and Mario Lopez, who rides in Orpheus.
'Property Brothers' stars Jonathan and Drew Scott open up about how they built their empire
"Property Brothers" co-hosts Drew Scott and his twin brother, Jonathan Scott, raked in half a billion dollars in sales for their company in 2018. That's according to the March edition of Entrepreneur magazine, which cites the siblings' "strong partnership" as being key to their growing empire. "Sometimes you're running toward your target so hard that you don't stop to reassess," says Jonathan, who, with Drew, started out flipping houses then built on their real estate business together without slowing down or looking back. Today, they share a production company, a housewares brand and multiple TV projects, E! News reports. "Now we're the Dream Team," says Jonathan. "We've learned to look at problems in [fresh] ways, and we naturally divide and conquer. It's funny, because it really does tie into what we do with our business." Even when they're on set, the work doesn't stop. "Between shots, we're always on email," he admits. "Our team knows that we divide and conquer; if Drew has responded [to an email], I don't." Says Drew: "There is never one defined right or wrong brother," Drew tells Entrepreneur. "We each have our individual truths. But together we're the better truth."
Luke Perry suffers a stroke
"Beverly Hills 90210" alum Luke Perry suffered what news outlets are calling a "massive stroke" on Thursday, Feb. 28. TMZ reports the 52-year-old was admitted to a hospital near his home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, where he was still under observation as of Thursday morning. TMZ points out the stroke took place the same day FOX announced plans to reboot the original "90210." Luke was not expected to join his former costars, however.