Julia Roberts gets a hair update
Julia Roberts has a new look! For years, the star's framed her famous big eyes and smile with a mane of long, brown waves. But on Thursday, March 14, hair stylist Serge Norman showed off his latest masterpiece for Julia — a textured lob. A photo of her side profile shows the ends of the front pieces grazing her shoulders while the back clocks in with a bit less length, peeking just below the nape of her neck. Within hours, the Internet — and Julia's famous friends – were already going crazy for the new, much shorter 'do. "Gorgeous!!!!X," Sarah Jessica Parker wrote in the comments on Serge's Instagram post. Heidi Klum weighed in, too, replying, "😻👍🏼❤️." According to People, Julia's last big hair transformation was a pale pink that appeared on her ombre blonde ends shortly after Halloween. Asked about the color, Julia admitted to Jimmy Kimmel it had been part of her flamingo Halloween costume.
Karlie Kloss calls Taylor Swift 'incredible' amid new praise from Ivanka Trump
Karlie Kloss made her "Project Runway" debut on Thursday, March 14, a move that's put her — and her relationships — under the microscope over the past few days. That includes her relationship with Taylor Swift, whose bestie status in Karlie's life seemed to take a major hit at some point in 2017. Rift rumors about the two continued into last year and only grew louder when Karlie married Josh Kushner in New York in October, sans Taylor, who was on the other side of the planet for her Reputation tour. After "Project Runway" on Thursday, Karlie and her costar, Christian Siriano, sat down with Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live." Andy asked the inevitable "what's up with you and Taylor" question, pegged to Taylor's recent Elle essay about, among other things, learning that "… sometimes when you grow, you outgrow relationships." Said the singer: "You may leave behind friendships along the way, but you'll always keep the memories." Celebitchy noticed Karlie's response to the Taylor question was nothing if not "careful." "Taylor's incredible," Karlie said. "And I feel really lucky to call her a friend. She's one of the hardest-working women and I loved her essay." The new "Project Runway" host has seemed similarly "careful" when it comes to acknowledging her marital ties to the Trump family. According to the Cut, Karlie "has not once mentioned publicly" that she is now Ivanka Trump's sister-in-law. Meanwhile, Ivanka seems eager to shout-out her new fam whenever possible. When Karlie announced she was marrying Jared Kushner's brother (albeit not in those words), for example, Ivanka posted: "So, so happy for you and Josh! I feel blessed to have you as a sister (!!!) Karlie and look forward to the decades of happy memories we will create together as a family!" Donald Trump's daughter was gushing about Karlie again ahead of the "Project Runway" season premiere this week. "Karlie, it's happening!" Ivanka said in a video posted on Twitter that showed Ivanka standing near Karlie as Karlie chats with designers about the show. "Amazing," says Ivanka, flashing a thumbs-up sign. "Project Runway. Epic." From what we can tell, Karlie's response was … crickets, possibly because the comments were largely, um, unkind. In any case, as Karlie told Vogue in September of marrying a Kushner, she's "chosen to be with the man I love despite the complications." Karlie added: "Josh and I share a lot of the same liberal values that guide our lives and the things we stand for."
Katy Perry says she's 'open' to working with Taylor Swift
In other Swiftie news … There may be new reason to put faith in the social media murmurs about a possible Taylor Swift–Katy Perry collaboration. At the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Katy told ET she'd be up for working with Taylor in spite of their long-running feud. "I'm open!" she said before pretending to be an A.I. robot (it apparently made sense in the context of the interview) and repeating "open" in robot speak. Taylor's fans are used to looking for music clues in her Instagram posts and noticed in recent months that she started using palm tree Emojis all over the place shortly before Katy posted a photo of a palm tree. After Taylor shared a photo of herself with a Flamingo decal on her jacket, Katy shared a pic of herself with a big plastic flamingo, all of which seemed to be enough to fuel collaboration rumors, according to Page Six. It's also been long enough for Katy and Taylor to actually record together; the pair's feud reportedly began over backup dancers leaving Taylor's tour to join Katy's but appears to have ended last May when Katy sent Taylor an actual olive branch in the mail.
Kate Beckinsale shares her dating dealbreaker
Judging from her track record with new beau, Pete Davidson, Kate Beckinsale's all for courtside romance. Love in the Magic Kingdom, however? Not so much. During an appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden," Kate revealed she draws the dating line at Disneyland. "I didn't like it. I don't really like dates anyway," she told James after Milo Ventimiliga, also a guest on the show, admitted he used to take girls to Disneyland on dates growing up. Asked to elaborate on her negative experience, Kate explained: "There was some sort of argument about he didn't think I looked cute in the ears … He didn't compliment me enough [on my Minnie Mouse ears]," she said, according to ET. "So it was done. I was out. I was over it." Kate, 46, added: "If you're going to go through the trouble of buying and wearing ears, the person should be freaking out, especially if you're over 40 because it's a commitment … I was super offended." Pete, on the other hand, seems to be doing something right in the dating department. Romance rumors first hit the couple after the 25-year-old "SNL" star was spotted flirting with Kate after the Golden Globes. Within a month, they were spotted holding hands as they left one of Pete's stand-up gigs in Los Angeles. "Kate is into Pete and he's exactly her type," a source recently told Us Weekly. "She likes young guys who make her laugh."
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Cardi B has some advice for battling depression and it's kind of amazing
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you: Cardi B: Therapist Edition. On Thursday, March 14, a tweet from the rapper about the "lame" state of teenagedom in 2019 evolved into advice for dealing with depression, which one user used as an example of why kids today might be different than Cardi was. "I was a lit a– teenager!" she tweeted. "I had maaa fun in school ,I used to go to hookie parties ,teen bashes,shop in soho for hours..These new teenagers is getting lame they too focus on the http://internet.Live life! couple years from now you should have memories bout yourself not a celeb." When a fan replied with, "Some of us have depression Cardi 😔," Cardi shared her take on the situation. "A lot have depression cause ya be on the internet lookin at people with these fake perfect lifes, perfect body,perfect relationships.Depression is hard to shake off spend time with friends,close1 or with yourself do boards wit pictures of the things you dream make them your hobby," she tweeted. Then came the suggestions: "Do a board full of life goals .Its very encouraging! It makes you feel motivated and better,"she wrote. "Google ways on becoming a millionaire and think about how you going to s— on people 😂😂😂 ," she continued. Finally, she offered: "And a good way too feel better about yourself is shaking that a– on a mirror b—- !GO BARDI GO BARDI!" Hey, you gotta start somewhere.
Nicki Minaj's boyfriend Kenneth Petty pleads guilty to driving with a suspended license
Nicki Minaj's boyfriend is in trouble with the law again. TMZ reports Kenneth Petty, who's been convicted of first-degree rape and manslaughter in the past, recently pleaded guilty to aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, or driving with a suspended license. He was reportedly pulled over in September in Long Island, New York, after a police officer saw him drive through a stop sign. According to TMZ, Kenneth is only on the hook for an $88 fine this time. He'll also have to clear his license.
Jason Sudeikis used to have 'a full-blown crush' on Ellen DeGeneres
The last time he appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' show, Jason Sudeikis spent a good amount of time talking about his longtime love, Olivia Wilde, and their kids. As it turns out, however, there was a time when he imagined he might end up with Ellen. Jason covered guest hosting duties for the comic on her show on Friday, March 15 and revealed why being there was "a dream come true." "I had a crush on her, a full-blown crush on her. I thought she was hilarious, beautiful blue eyes," he admits of his college-aged feelings for Ellen (via ET). "At this point I didn't have any idea that she might not be … interested in me. Or someone like me, with my physical make-up. You know, having some things. Lacking others," he joked. "So then once I found out Ellen was gay, that wasn't easy for me. But I moved on. There's other fish in the sea."
Former 'Lizzie McGuire' actress Carly Schroeder enlists in the Army
Least likely career path ever? This week, Carly Schroeder, who played Melina Bianco on "Lizzie McGuire" way back when, revealed she plans to enlist in the Army on TMZ Live. "I've been considering it for a while, and it is a big choice, but thankfully my parents and my little brother were very supportive of me," said the 28-year-old actress (via People). "My dad was actually in the Army, he as trained as a Green Beret medic, and my little brother Hunter, he's in the Marines now. And they just told me, you should think about it, talk to every branch, and pick which one works best for you, and I chose the Army." She went on to say she's "interested in military intelligence" and while she won't be able to choose her assignments anytime soon, she already has a specialty she hopes to focus on. "In college [I] learned a lot about human trafficking, and I think going into the military will actually allow me to learn skills that can help me help others who have been impacted by this," Carly said. She followed up the TMZ spot with an Instagram post in which she shared more of her plans. "I head to basic training in April and then, since I have a college degree and passed the board, I will go to OCS (Officer Candidate School)," she wrote. "I am looking forward to working hard and earning respect from my fellow soldiers. Despite my story being publicized, I want to communicate that the veterans and currently enlisted personnel really deserve the recognition for their scarifies [sic] and service. I am proud to become a part of your family. I have set high goals for myself. I am determined to make a difference and help others. I have had a lot of people tell me that one person can't make a difference, but at the very least we should try!"
Sam Smith explains his non-binary, genderqueer status: 'You fall in love with People, not genitals'
"You do not identify in a gender. You are just you…you are your own special creation." That's how Sam Smith responded when Jameela Jamil asked what "non-binary, genderqueer" identity means to the singer as part of her "I Weigh Interviews" series. "That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between — somewhat on the spectrum," he continued (via JustJared). "I've always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind … I do think like a woman in my head at time. I've sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change? It's something I still think about, but I don't think it is," he said. "I've always been very free in terms of thinking about sexuality. I've tried to change that into my thoughts on gender…when I move, when I have sex with men, it's very feminine. I'm feminine in many ways — and I've resented that." At the end of the day, he says, "You fall in love with people, not genitals."
Soulja Boy released after possible parole violation
Soulja Boy has been released from police custody in Van Nuys, California, after a possible parole violation. The Blast reports ammunition was found in the rapper's home, which could be deemed a violation of the five years of parole he was sentenced to in 2017 as a result of a 2014 arrest for carrying a loaded firearm in public. As of Friday, March 15, he was free on his own recognizance and expected to perform at that evening's Los Angeles Clippers game as scheduled. according to the website. A formal probation violation hearing has reportedly been scheduled for later in the month.