Mom approves

Justin Bieber's mom gushes over daughter-in-law Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin has the serious stamp of approval from husband Justin Bieber's mom!

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Just days after Justin and Hailey wed for a second time in front of friends and family, the pop star's mom, Patti Mallette, had some majorly kind things to say about her daughter-in-law.

"You have truly been blessed with a BEAUTIFUL bride, son. πŸ˜πŸ™Œ INSIDE AND OUT!" Patti commented on one of her son's Instagram posts. "I don't think I could have picked a better match for you. πŸ”₯"

But she didn't stop there: "You are a gift to each other. I am grateful and consistently humbled by the love and blessings of God over you both," she continued. "My mamas heart is full. Okay. Here we go again.. 😭😭😭."

Justin himself has been quite busy on social media this weekend. In addition to posting a slew of photos and videos on his own account β€” and sharing in an Instagram Story that his wife scratched the rims of their hot pink Lambo β€” he also started an Instagram account for his dog.

The pooch is amassing followers quite quickly. Less than 24 hours after Justin posted the first photo on his @oskietheposkie account, the privileged pooch had already amassed over 850,000 followers.

In addition to cute photos and videos of the dog, followers will also get a glimpse at his famous family members, including Justin, Hailey, and even grandpa Stephen Baldwin.

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Change plea

Lori Loughlin's daughter: 'Use white privilege' to stop racism

Lori Loughlin's daughter is decrying all forms of racism while acknowledging that she's never really faced it as she was "born into privilege."

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While protests following the death of George Floyd raged throughout the country, Olivia Jade made an impassioned plea for change on Instagram on Sunday, even claiming that "white privilege" can actually be used for good.

"Need to understand that just 'not being racist is not enough' if you hear people saying disrespectful things, correct them," the 20-year-old said.Β 

Olivia told her 1.3 million followers to act when hearing racial epithets or jokes being made.

"Don't sit there & allow this to continue happening. And if someone says something like 'no one is around that offense' or 'it's a joke' it should offend ALL of us speak because it's outright wrong and disgusting that humans talk/treat each other humans THE way we've seen," she argued. "Explain how it's not funny at all. How ignorant how actually ignorant it sounds. How uneducated you sound when u are undermining with black people have had to deal with for generations. Speak up!!!"

Olivia demanded that change happen now and "forever," adding that she was somewhat uneducated on the racist divisions that still occur in America.

"As a person who is born into privilege based on my skin color & financial situation I was not always aware that these issues were still so present. And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me," she said. "I'm not racist and I never have been but I need to speak up about this because just not being racist isn't enough. It out rages me. It makes me feel sick. It brings me to tears. THERE SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS."

She added, "We need to support and stand up and speak and USE OUR WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS. We need to stop complaining about the smallest things because the black community are fearful of dying and being oppressed every single day just on the way they look and how they were born. Time to step up and keep making noise because this cannot continue to happen. It's disgusting."

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Olivia found herself in the headlines over the past year after her parent's involvement in aΒ college admissions scandal, for which they've pleaded guilty to. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to get Olivia and her sister Bella into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits despite neither girl participating in the sport. At the time, many pundits argued that that was an example of blatant white privilege.

Lori and Mossimo will be formally sentenced this summer.

Birthday time

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood celebrates twin daughters' 4th birthday as he turns 73

It's been a happy few days for Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, wife Sally and their twins.

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On May 30, the couple celebrated Alice and Gracie's 4th birthday. And on June 1, they marked Ronnie's 73rd birthday.

Sally, 42, and Ronnie β€” who has four other kids from two previous marriages, plus six grandchildren β€” shared some rare photos of their daughters on social media to mark the twins' birthday during COVID-19 lockdown.

"Happy 4th birthday to my beautiful Alice and Gracie! πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆβ€οΈ," Ronnie captioned an Instagram photo of the twins laughing while seated on a garden bench and wearing striped shirts with the number 4 on them. Sally, a producer, shared the same photo on her Instagram page along with pics of the twins on their previous birthdays, captioning her slideshow, "HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY ALICE & GRACIE! πŸŽ‚πŸ’•πŸ°πŸŽ‚πŸ’•πŸ’‹πŸ’•πŸ§πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸŽ‚πŸ°β˜€οΈβ˜€οΈπŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’•πŸ’‹πŸŒˆYou are our world ~ love love love xxxx @ronniewoodΒ πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’• Thank you for all your lovely messages ~ you're all so kind and melt my heart xx πŸ’‹."

Sally posted plenty of other festive photos on her account, including one showing the girls' $18 birthday cakes, which she purchased at Costco. "Hurry up tomorrow's birthdays ~ we've (I've) got 2 @costcoΒ cakes to eat. Possibly the best cakes in the world! May have bought them for myself 🀣🀣 πŸ’‹ #damnthaticing #cannotwait #cake #delicious #sameaslastyear," she captioned the pic of the confections β€” one vanilla cake decorated with a rainbow and the other covered in chocolate frosting and sugary balloons.

Sally also shared a photo revealing that the twins β€” who dressed up in matching "Frozen II" character dresses on their big day β€” were gifted with matching Disney Princess bicycles and helmets as well as pink mylar balloons in the shape of the number 4.

So how did they spend the girls' special day? With a birthday outing: The family visited the grounds of Ashridge House, a former royal residence located about 20 miles outside of London. "How wonderful to be able to go round the glorious @ashridgehouseΒ (aka Elsa & Anna's castle) on the twins birthday πŸŽ‚ Thank you so much @nataliehalliwelljenningsΒ for making it possible, we loved it πŸ’•," Sally captioned the slideshow, adding, "This is also one of @ronniewoods's favourite places to paint, so a double whammy of joy!"

Sally marked Ronnie's birthday with a pic of them celebrating his big day last year. "Happppppy Biiiiiirthday to the one and only @ronniewoodΒ ~ we all love you so much ~ you're simply brilliant xxx πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸŽ‚πŸ§πŸ°πŸ’“πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸŽ‚πŸ’• (throw back cake pic to last year when you could have a party) xx πŸ’•πŸ’•," she captioned the shot of them with his cake. She also posted a video on her Instagram stories showing them embracing.

The rocker himself took to Instagram too β€” to blow kisses in thanks for all the birthday love.

"Thank you for all your lovely birthday messages, I really appreciate them!" Ronnie says in the clip he posted on June 1. "Sending out big love to everyone."

Lawsuit threat

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West threaten ex-bodyguard with lawsuit after he talks about Kanye's behavior

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West want a former bodyguard to zip it.

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According to a June 1 report from TMZ, the reality TV star and the rapper have threatened to sue Steve Stanulis for more than $10 million if he talks about working with them again.

The pair sent the former bodyguard β€” a retired police officer and onetime Chippendales dancer who's now an actor-director (he recently worked on the Tara Reid movie "5th Borough," which comes out June 3) β€” a cease-and-desist letter after he appeared on the "Hollywood Raw" podcast in May and shared old stories about his time with Kanye.

On the podcast, Steve talked about the music artist and fashion designer's "ridiculous rules" for employees, like having bodyguards stay 10 steps behind the rapper while walking down a city street. He described Kanye as extremely stubborn, claiming, "you can't talk to the guy," and said the rapper also "got mad at me for being in his shot" when photographers were snapping photos of him outside a studio space in New York City.

While Steve described Kanye as "the hardest worker," he also said the rapper was "the neediest celebrity," "the most moody" and "the worst tipper" at restaurants, Insider reported.

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Steve β€” who's previously worked for stars like Leonardo DiCaprio (aka ""the nicest celebrity") and Tobey Maguire (aka "the kindest") β€” also recounted a story about how Kanye walked into the wrong hotel room at the Waldorf-Astoria while "intoxicated." A standoff situation followed, according to Steve, as a "confused" Kanye tried to figure out where he was and the Italian dignitary who was staying in the room tried to understand why a random man was in his space.

"We don't have to be best friends," Steve said of Kim's husband. "But if I'm there to protect you β€” if something happens and in some sort of way, I get hurt, or you're expecting me to do something like jump in front of you β€” you've got to have some level of respect."

According to Kimye, Steve made "false and defamatory" statements during the podcast β€” though they don't specify which ones are wrong β€” and violated a confidentiality agreement they signed in February 2016. TMZ further reports that the couple previously threatened to sue Steve in May 2016 and that time also demanded a public apology.

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Steve's publicist, however, insisted that the bodyguard-turned-actor has done nothing wrong. "…No breach of any confidentiality agreement was done. My client went on a podcast to promote his new film, and old stories that were already out there were brought up," rep Zack Teperman told TMZ. "For Kanye and Kim's counsel to send out a threatening letter to bully my client against his rights is unwarranted. My client has already made it clear that he respects Kanye, their time working together."

The rep added, "If Kanye and Kim wish to continue this further, that is up to them, but I think their time and money would be better suited helping out with more pressing matters in our society than what happened many years ago."

Security plan

Beckhams submit plans to build 'escape tunnel' under home: Report

The Beckhams say they need an escape.

As one of the most famous couples on the planet, David and Victoria Beckham know that they need to take security seriously, and they are taking incredible steps to do so.

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According to planning documents obtained by the Express newspaper, the couple is hoping to install "an underground passage linking the family's nine-bed Cotswold pad to their luxury car garage"… otherwise known as an escape tunnel. The couple also wants to build a guard shack.

The Beckhams move for a secure tunnel comes after famed soccer player Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint at his London mansion recently.

"The proposed development includes a new basement cellar constructed beneath the extension to the existing garage outbuilding with a linked walkway," the construction plans at the $8 million home state, according to Page Six. "The basement cellar beneath is for storage of wine and the proposed use of the outbuilding is solely in association with the main dwelling house. … It will improve security for the occupants of the property."

Speaking out

After N-word controversy, Hannah Brown vows to be 'part of the solution'

In mid-May Hannah Brown found herself in the middle of a controversy after uttering the N-word in a social media video for Tik Tok. After initially denying she used the word, she apologized, but the apology largely fell on deaf ears.Β 

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After two weeks of social media silence β€” and in the midst of coast-to-coast protests following George Floyd's death β€” the former "Bachelorette" star is again speaking up.

"I've been so concerned with not wanting to be disrespectful in taking up space when the events that are going on and the death of George Floyd is happening and there is so much suffering and anger. I didn't want to offend anybody," she said, noting that she was nervous to record the 18-minute Instagram video. "And I may be offending people right now, but I realize that it's not about the right time. It's about the right thing. I'm so lucky to have the platform that I have, and I know a lot of people are asking for white people to use their platform and to take accountability."

"I just can't stay silent anymore," she continued. "I'm not trying to drudge up old things about what I did when there is so much going on in the world, but I do know that I have to take accountability, so this is coming from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely don't want to hurt anybody else. I want to be part of the solution."

Hannah's comments come after she was slammed by many fellow "Bachelor Nation"Β stars for her May 17 apology. She said she's spent the last few weeks educating herself on race and why it was so hurtful for her to use the N-word, even though she was singing along to a song by a black artist.

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"I don't want to be an ignorant white girl who uses the n-word," she said. "I don't need anybody to defend me for what I did because what I said… What I did was wrong."

"If you want to support me, do not defend me," she continued. "Do not send hateful messages to people who are holding me accountable. If you want to support me, just continue to encourage me to do better."

The former "Dancing With The Stars" winner said she's been "very disappointed" in herself and understands that some people will never forgive her. Still, she promised, "I will be part of the solution."

family party

Brad Pitt throws lavish pizza party for daughter's 14th birthday

Brad Pitt's daughter's recent birthday served as a de facto family reunion of sorts.Β 

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According to The Sun, the Oscar-winning actor threw a lavish pizza party for his daughter Shiloh's 14th birthday last week, and all her siblings were in attendance.

"Brad really wanted to makeΒ Shiloh's day specialΒ and had been planning it for a while. He can't believe how grown up she is," a source told The Sun. "He has an expensive pizza oven at his house and made her favorite dish for the party, while also celebrating with a cake."

Shiloh also got to see some familiar faces at the fete.

"One of Brad's film editor pals put together a video of messages from her family and friends all over the world, some of whom she hadn't seen in a while due to the pandemic," the source said. "Shiloh is really into photography and Brad also bought her a vintage Polaroid camera and created a book of all her best photographs from the past few years."

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Adding to the celebration was the fact that Shiloh's siblings β€” 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, Zahara, 15, Pax, 16, and Maddox, 18 β€” were there. Maddox and Brad have reportedly been estranged since the actor and Angelina Jolie divorced in 2016.Β 

"Shiloh's birthday really brought them all together, and she had plenty of presents to open on the day," the source said, adding that Brad also booked a studio session with a guitarist for Shiloh so the teen can learn to play.

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A recent report said that Shiloh is incredibly close with Brad.Β 

"He loves that she always stays true to herself and is so good to her brothers and sisters. Shiloh is close to both of her parents," a source told Entertainment Tonight.

"Brad's kids are the most important thing to him," the source continued. "He tells his friends he learns so much about life from his own children."

The insider also revealed that after years of battle over custody issues, Brad and Angelina are in a good place: "[They] have been getting along so much better since the custody rules have been worked out. They have come so far."

Protest coverage

John Cusack live-tweets Chicago protest, gets 'hit by pepper spray'

John Cusack went from actor to intrepid reporter, live-tweeting from the Chicago protest on Saturday and even getting attacked by an aggressive police officer.

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The "Grosse Pointe Blank" star joined thousands of others in the Windy City over the weekend to protest the death of George Floyd. As the day began, he mainly shared videos and photos of what he was seeing.Β 

At one point he noted that he was "hit by pepper spray."

Shortly before 11 pm β€” after Chicago's curfew went into effect β€” John tweeted a short video of a car on fire.

Moments later, he posted a chaotic video in which a police officer can be heard yelling at him.

"Cops didn't like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike," he captioned the video. He later posted a video of the officers who, as he put it, "gently tuned up my bike with their batons."

Like in other cities, John noted that many of the protesters chanted George Floyd's name throughout the day. There was also profane language often being hurled at police.

John's videos showed tremendous unrest in Chicago. Much of his Twitter coverage showed looting and damage that had been done to businesses. He described the situation as "nasty."

After 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, John headed home.Β 

"I hope people try to stay safe," he said. "It's truly terrible out there."

Workaholic

ABC, friends 'extremely worried' about Ryan Seacrest's schedule: Report

Ryan Seacrest's hectic schedule is worrying some of his bosses, a new report states.Β 

"There are people at the network who are extremely worried that he is overdoing it," an ABC source told the New York Post.

Another source added, "People internally have started to ask questions."

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Fans became concerned about Ryan's health earlier this month when they felt he exhibited signs of a stroke during the "American Idol" finale. Toward the end of the show, which was produced virtually, fans noticed that Ryan seemed to have a swollen eye and was slightly slurring his words. Immediately there was worry, and many viewers took to Twitter to openly wonder if something severe was happening.Β 

The following day, Ryan took an unexpected day off from co-hosting "Live" with Kelly Ripa, further concerning fans.Β 

"It was a last-minute thing and there was a sense of panic at ABC when we were told that Ryan couldn't make it that morning," the ABC source Β­said.

Ryan later equated it to "exhaustion," and his rep said he was simply overworked and denied that Ryan suffered a stroke on the air.

Still, the ABC source said the "Idol" incident was "extremely disconcerting."

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"Live" is set to go on a weeks-long scheduled hiatus next month, and ABC bigwigs are thrilled, hoping Ryan can take some time off.Β 

In addition to hosting "Live" and "American Idol," Ryan has a syndicated radio show, "On Air with Ryan Seacrest," which runs for five hours Monday to Friday, as well as the weekly "American Top 40" music-radio countdown program. He also hosts multiple specials throughout the year and covers the red carpet for E! at major award shows. He also has a production company, a skin care line and a fashion line, among other things.

"People underestimate just how much work Ryan puts in every day," a friend told the Post. "[Right now,] he wakes up at 4 a.m., has producer meetings by 5 a.m. and has to be ready to film at 6 a.m. LA time as 'Live' goes on air at 9 a.m. EST. Add the radio show Β­every day, in addition to hosting "Idol" and additional content for his platforms."Β 

"He has definitely had to adjust his body clock," the source continued. "While some of us can turn off or take a break throughout our workday, he almost always has a camera on him or a microphone in his hand. He's always on."

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The pandemic, friends say, is actually making life easier for the media mogul, noting that he no longer has to commute between Los Angeles and New York City, something he was doing several times a week.

"This whole time [he] has been in his house in LA because of the pandemic. It's been a lot of shooting, but people internally … are concerned about his fatigue," a television-industry insider said. "Everyone is rooting for him to be OK and knows he's a hard worker and juggling a lot of things β€” but he's a hard worker with no commute."

At the end of the day, friends just want Ryan to be more cognizant of his health. They also know that he likes being a workaholic.

"He is the consummate professional," the television-industry insider said. "That's why it's so worrying to see him [like this]. I just hope he gets a break."

Cheating accusations

Josh Lucas' ex-wife publicly accuses him of cheating

Josh Lucas' ex-wife has accused the actor of cheating on her.

In a Twitter post, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, a New York Times writer, didn't specifically mention Josh's name, but it was clear who she was speaking about.

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"Having a child with someone makes you want to forgive them more than you normally would. It makes you believe they are better than they are. But it takes a really s–t human to cheat on their partner (correction: now ex partner) in the middle of a pandemic," she wrote. "Thank you for reminding me why I left you in the first place."

Josh and Jessica, who divorced in 2014, share 7-year-old son Noah Rev.

"I deserve better than this. Our son deserves better than this," she continued in her scathing post, which was captioned "Exes are exes for a reason."

She ended her post by writing, "And yes, I'm airing this publicly because there are a lot of women accepting much less than they deserve because there are kids in the picture. You're not stupid for hoping, for believing that people can change. I see you."

Josh has not commented on his ex-wife's tweet, and it's likely that he won't, as he quit Twitter in 2016.

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Up until now, the former couple seemed to be on good terms.

"We are both totally committed to raising our son and being in love with our son,"Β the "Sweet Home Alabama" actor told People magazine in 2018. "I do believe our relationship will be constantly changing … it's a very remarkably complex period of my life."

That same year Jessica wrote a column for Time titled, "Raising My Son With My Ex-Husband Is the Hardest Thing I've Ever Done."

"My son was 1 years old when I moved out of the home I shared with my husband," she wrote at the time. "And ever since then his father and I have tried multiple ways to co-exist."

"We've lived separately, together and have even tried nesting (a name for the cohabitation set-up where the child stays in one home while the parents rotate in and out)," she continued. "We've tried cooperative parenting and parallel parenting, going no-contact and going full-contact (a name for the emotional set back where you start sleeping together again against all better judgment)."