Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel head for the hills amid social distancing mandate
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are not taking the whole social distancing thing lightly — and we have a photo to prove it. On Wednesday, March 25, Justin shared a photo of Jessica and their dog giving a pre-snow angel slash jumping jack high five from the top of a snow-covered mountain. "Out here social distancing with the fam and a lot of these 🌲🌲🌲," Justin captioned the shot. "I hope you guys are staying safe and healthy. We need to stick together and look out for each other during this crazy time. Go through my stories for some ways you can support your local communities. While there's a lot of chaos and confusion right now, there's also a lot of good and so many ways to help. 🙏🏼 Spread the word @feedingamerica @americanredcross @savethechildren @wckitchen." According to ET, Justin also used Instagram Stories to encourage fans to donate to food banks, Save the Children and other charities and to give blood through the American Red Cross, as canceled blood drives have made the need for blood even more dire.
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Drake urges Rihanna to drop new album in flirty Instagram convo
Hope you weren't holding out hope Rihanna's ex Drake could talk into releasing her 12th studio album in this coronavirus-fueled age of early releases. Because he tried. Fans have been reposting screenshots of a cute exchange between Rih and Drizzy on an Instagram Live that DJ Spade posted this week, according to Harper's Bazaar. "Robyn you can't buy him A one hot spot," Drake told his ex at one point, adding, "DUB PLATE COME PRETTY LIKE A FENTY FOUNDATION," referencing her foundation and beauty company. Rihanna, whose fans have been pleading with the singer to put her next studio album out, dusted her thirsty ex off her proverbial shoulder, posting, "Give drake some water," in the comments. "Hahahahhahahaha yo u have a bad attitude @badgalriri," Drake replied. Finally, Drake went for the album dig. "Rihanna," he wrote. "Drop R12 right now." So far, no dice. Drake and Rihanna reportedly called it quits in 2016. They have since been seen spending time together in the wake of Rihanna's split from Hassan Jameel.
Miley Cyrus fangirls over Hilary Duff, says she's the reason she became a singer and actress
Sometimes, we all need a little dose of happy, courtesy of pop culture. Miley Cyrus provided just that this week on her Instagram Live show, "Bright Minded," when she invited Hilary Duff to be her guest and immediately told her she Miley's first real role model. In fact, Miley said Hilary and her portrayal of Lizzie McGuire was the reason she wanted to do "Hannah Montana." Miley's love of Hilary started when she was 11 and went to see her show, she told Hilary. "I wore a plaid skirt and Uggs to the show because you wore a plaid skirt and Uggs," Miley said (via Billboard). "And from the nosebleed seats I was hoping you would notice me and be like, 'Hey girl, nice Uggs!' I don't know what I was thinking. But I was obsessed with your T-shirt — it was bedazzled, and it said 'Nashville,' and I immediately went and bought a bedazzler and I stayed up all night jeweling everything that I owned." Miley went on to share how she "flew to L.A. almost immediately" to audition for the Disney role that launched her career. so I could audition for Disney. And I ended up getting the role, but the only reason I wanted it was so I could do whatever you did. And so really, I don't think I gave a s— about being an actress or a singer. I just wanted to copy you no matter what. So I just wanted to say thank you again for just inspiring me. I would never be sitting here, being able to be a light if it wasn't for you and you showing me how to do that." Hilary sounded like she was blushing. "First of all, you're so sweet, and I feel like I've known you for such a long time," she replied. "Just to hear you say that, I feel like you have been such a bright light and you have made so many choices that have been so bold and you're an inspiration to me and to all of us — and you continue to be."
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Kylie Jenner clarifies illness rumors
Y'all. Kylie Jenner is fine. The makeup exec and reality star waded into fan comments this week after seeing they were concerned about her because of the description of the first episode of season 18 of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." "Kris [Jenner] is beside herself when she learns that Kylie is too sick to fulfill her work obligations in Paris," the fan account wrote, describing the premise of the show (via Hollywood Life). "Kylie prepares to debut her Kylie Cosmetics collection with Balmain at Paris Fashion Week, but Kris grows concerned when Kylie becomes too sick to travel." Commenters soon began posting to ask if Kylie had Covid-19 when, in fact, the episode was filmed in September. Kylie eventually chimed in to clear up what had happened. "For those wondering, I never had flu-like symptoms!" she wrote, referring to reports that circulated last fall when she missed Paris Fashion Week despite plans to be involved with the Balmain show. "I had a horrible strep and staph infection in the throat (bleeding from the mouth and all). It was the sickest I've ever been." Though her rep confirmed she'd been hospitalized at the time, no further details were ever relayed to the public.
Travis Scott spotted in the studio with Stormi Webster, 2
Stormi Webster's already getting her first taste of the music industry. A photo surfaced on Travis Scott's Instagram this week that showed the 2-year-old he shares with Kylie Jenner sitting near a soundboard while holding two cups and wearing pigtails. The cute shot sparked a wave of comments from fans who wanted to know if Stormi was recording with her dad. "Is Stormi going to be on new music?" asked one fan in the comments, according to Hollywood Life. "Stormi vibing," wrote another. A third fan was dying to know if the toddler was "gonna release her first song already???😍" Kylie and Travis broke up in October. Despite rumors that they've rekindled their romance, a source recently told TMZ they are just friends. Another insider — Kylie's nephew, 10-year-old Mason Disick confirmed that info recently in an Instagram Live session, saying that the two are not back together. "Someone" has since deleted Mason's account.
Angelina Jolie donates $1M to No Kid Hungry
Angelina Jolie is enjoying time with her eldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, virus concerned forced his college in South Korea to close. She's also doing what she can to help other kids stay safe amid the pandemic. The Daily News reports Angelina donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry. "As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus," she said of the donation. "Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible." The organization recently gave new emergency grant money to school districts, food banks and community organizations feeding kids across the country, according to the News. To donate to the cause, text "FOOD" or "COMIDA" to 877877 and you'll be sent the locations of the nearest emergency food banks that are looking for donations.
Elle Fanning channels Strawberry Shortcake in quarantine selfie
Quarantine slash lockdown got ya down? Maybe it's time to experiment with a new look. Elle Fanning seems to have felt that way. On Wednesday, March 25, , on her Instagram Story (via E!), the 21-year-old showed off a post-shower shot of her hair transformation from her usual blond to a perfect shade of strawberry. The color choice was so perfect, it even matched the hair Strawberry Shortcake was rocking in a sticker on Elle's phone.
Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel's kids help out with at-home show filming
Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel's kids are getting firsthand experience in TV thanks to orders for New York and California residents to remain in their homes. Kimmel began his talk show on Wednesday, March 25, by showing off portraits his kids Billy, 2, and Jane, 5, drew of him, according to WWZM, as well as a hand-drawn title card. "In our house right now, our five-year-old is taking online yoga and ballet classes. My wife is watching baking videos on Instagram. My two-year-old son is screaming 'diarrhea' and 'Spiderman has a penis' every two to three minutes. And I'm out here yelling into my iPad," the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" host cracked. "Everyone's doing the best they can under the circumstances." Over on the "Tonight Show," meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon's daughter, Winnie, 6, got some screen time by sharing a title card she made for her father's show.
Gordon Ramsay promotes new venture after surprising 500 employees with layoffs: Report
With restaurants closed around the world, Gordon Ramsay laid off 500 employees at his restaurants in London last week. This week, he began promoting a new venture on social media, a move that's not sitting well with some. Page Six reports the celebrity chef announced the closings in "this time of great uncertainty," with a note that he was sending, "Huge love and thanks to our amazing staff across the restaurants for all their passion and support," and added, "I truly hope we are all back together very soon." When staffers were told they were being axed, they were warned they might not have jobs to come back to after the lockdown ends, according to Metro UK. "Such a shame to see how the company that you worked for and gave everything you had for 2 years throw you away like you are nothing but a little piece of s***, specially in difficult times like this even though they have absolutely nothing to lose by keeping you," Anca Torpuc, a former chef at Bread Street Kitchen, reportedly tweeted after the layoffs were announced without warning. "And I'm not [talking] about one person here, over 500 people lost their jobs yesterday so all I can say is thank you @gordongram @gordonramsayrestaurants I hope you sleep well at night knowing that so many people doesn't have a job in this difficult time because of you." On Wednesday, March 25, multiple outlets slammed Ramsay for promoting Nikki and Brie Bella's appearance on the next episode of his YouTube series "Scrambled."
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin explain how they talk to their kids about coronavirus
As New Yorkers, Alex Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin are in the middle of America's largest Covid-19 hotspot. But they don't intend to tell their young children that. Alec and Hilaria called in to Howard Stern's SiriusXM show this week where they explained why he and Hilaria keep some distance between the details of the pandemic and their kids, Carmen, 6, sons Rafael, 4, Leonardo, 3, and 1-year-old Romeo . Alec is also dad to daughter Ireland Baldwin, 24, from his past relationship with ex-wife Kim Basinger. "My wife and I, we adjourn to another room, we don't talk about the nuts and bolts in front of the kids. No point in contaminating them with fear and so forth. We want them to be kids and enjoy their lives and enjoy their day and that's it," he said, according to the New York Post. "Whatever the home is, those people need to adjourn privately and talk… in a way maybe they've never done before." Hilaria added that "kids are smart and they pick up more than you think," but said, "…as long as we don't show that we're stressed about it, then they don't get stressed about it." Instead, she said they tell their children simply "there's a virus right now and mommy and daddy are doing absolutely everything to make sure we're OK and that's why we're living differently."