Academy Awards Style

Kate Hudson shows off baby Rani's 'pre-Oscar lewk'

Kate Hudson is getting ready for Oscar night with her daughter, Rani Rose — and the Academy Award-winning actress isn't the only one ready to show off her red carpet 'do.

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Kate took to Instagram to share a super-sweet photo of herself and her 1-year-old daughter hamming it up. In the snap, the "Almost Famous" actress donned a gorgeous silk bathrobe and wore her hair up in a ponytail. Her little girl also wore her sprout of hair in an updo.

"My morning sunshine and her pre Oscar lewk #Hairspiration#Rani," Kate captioned the image.

The mother of three — who won the award for best supporting actress in 2001 for her role as rock groupie Penny Lane — has been hitting lots of Oscar parties this weekend. According to Page Six, the star performed a karaoke rendition of Britney Spears' "… Baby One More Time" at talent agency CAA's pre-Oscar party in West Hollywood.

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She also hit the swanky Tom Ford bash on Saturday night, where she flaunted her figure in a bright green skirt and a metallic bra top.

What will Kate be wearing later tonight? Check back for all of our coverage of this year's Academy Awards.

Freedom!

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro avoids jail time after probation violation

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro caught a huge break in court after a judge decided on Friday not to toss him in jail for a probation violation. 

The "Jersey Shore" star attended a court hearing in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, and a judge felt that Ronnie should remain a free man.

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After the hearing, Ronnie told TMZ that he is "very thankful" and "very happy with the outcome."

This is a big win for Ronnie, as jail time was definitely on the table when he walked into the courthouse.

Ronnie was arrested in Los Angeles on April 22 for felony domestic violence following an incident with his now-fiance Saffire Matos. Police said Saffire called 911 after an argument that turned physical. Once officers arrived, they noticed "visible marks on Saffire's body" and determined that Ronnie was the aggressor. 

The arrest could have easily spelled doom for Ronnie, as he is currently on probation for a different domestic violence incident in L.A. involving his ex Jen Harley, with whom he shares a 3-year-old daughter. Ronnie struck a plea deal last year in that 2019 case, and he was given three years of probation that required him to keep his nose clean.

While Ronnie is free, the judge on Friday did order him to take 26 parenting classes. The judge also gave him credit for completing a rehab program in Florida, so he won't have to spend 30 days in jail. The webloid also said a three-year protective order was put in place so he can't harass or intimidate Saffire.

Miss me?

Meghan McCain: I don't miss 'The View' at all

Meghan McCain is very much at peace with her decision to leave "The View" after four years. 

The fiery conservative spoke about her life these days with The Daily Mail, where she's been hired as a columnist.

"I left New York during the pandemic and I had sort of had an existential crisis when my dad died. I got really scared and I just really started thinking about life and what I wanted and what I said on 'The View' was true," she said. "I just didn't feel like moving back to New York was the right choice for me. And it was a really hard decision, but, I feel really good about it now and I don't miss it at all."

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During her memorable four-year stint at the ABC show, Meghan often butted heads with her fellow co-hosts, but that didn't really play into her decision to leave. Her daughter, Liberty, was a significant reason for the departure.

"When I think about where I want Liberty to take her first steps and her first words, I just have this wonderful life here that I felt ultimately like I didn't want to leave," Megan, who now lives in Washington, D.C., said.

Over 25 seasons of "The View," many women have come and gone. For Meghan, she exited the way she wanted.

"I felt like I was really happy to do it on my own terms because a lot of people get fired from that show," she said. "I was happy that I got to make the decision and be in control of my own life. And, you know, 'The View' was and is incredible and gave me so much. I don't feel anything negative about it. But I also really pride myself in life on knowing when to hold them and when to fold them, like I'm such a gambler."

She added, "I like change. I like trying new things. And, you know, one of the opportunities here — and I'm also working on a lot of other projects — but especially at the Daily Mail, being completely uncensored and working for a company that really values true free speech."

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The 36-year-old isn't blind to the fact that she'll likely ruffle some feathers with her new gig, much like she did at "The View." She's okay with that.

"People really love fighting with me and I've come to terms with the fact that people love me and love to hate me," she said. "I really have gotten to a place where I'm comfortable with that."

product pitching

Fans cringe as Teresa Giudice's 12-year-old daughter hawks supplements

Social media doesn't seem to be buying what Audriana Giudice is selling. 

Teresa Giudice's 12-year-old daughter stunned the Internet this week as she began promoting health supplements. 

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On Sept. 16, the youngster shared a sponsored post for Bloom Nutrition Greens & Superfoods supplements on TikTok, encouraging her followers to mix the powder into "water, any juice or even your favorite smoothie!" Audriana, who began appearing on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" as a baby in 2009, claimed the supplements help "with digestion and bloating."

Quickly, fans were in disbelief.

"Since when do 12 year olds get bloating?? I'm sorry they're making you do this," one user wrote, according to Page Six. Another said, "WHY ARE THEY MAKING A 12 YEAR OLD DO THIS LIKE WHAT." 

Coincidentally, Audriana only turned 12 this week on Sept. 14. She just started 7th grade.  

The Instagram account Bravo By Betches posted the video of Audriana, which only made more people comment. 

"This is actually sad," one person said. "I would never buy from a company that has a 12 year old talk about bloating," another said. 

Arguably the best comment read, "When i was 12 i still believed in Santa."

Another humorous comment came via "The Real Housewives of New York City" alum Jill Zarin's daughter, Ally Shapiro, who joked, "I can't even get them to sponsor me!!!!"

All-knowing!

Bethenny Frankel claims Erika Jayne's legal woes were 'well-known secret'

Erika Jayne's legal issues were old news to Bethenny Frankel, who called they were a "well-known secret."

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The Skinny Girl founder and former "Housewives" star dished about her knowledge of Erika and ex-husband Tom Girardi's financial woes, and she felt early on that something was off because the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was "flaunting" her money.

It turns out, it may have not been her money after all. Late last year, Erika's ex-husband, once a prominent lawyer, was accused of embezzling money from his law firm, and he was later sued by his business partners, resulting in a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. The partners claim Tom used money he owed them for "personal gain." Because of this, Erika's finances are being questioned as she is allegedly refusing to hand over her own bank records.

On the podcast "Just B With Bethenny Frankel," the former New York housewife recalled meeting Erika a few year ago at a conference. Bethenny was attending with her late ex-fiancé, Dennis Shields, who was an attorney.

"My experience is — especially with the Housewives, but really, everywhere as well — if someone's flaunting their money, they don't really have it," Bethenny said. "The more that they flaunt it and the more that they brag about it, usually there's something wrong."

Erika, Bethenny alleges, was "flaunting it." Dennis noticed, too. 

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"Dennis said to me, '[Tom] doesn't have it like that," Bethenny recalled. Dennis then claimed Tom was in major debt with a slew of people.

"He owes me money. He owes me half a million dollars. I know this other guy he owes a million and a half dollars. He doesn't have money. He owes everybody money," Bethenny claimed Dennis said. 

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Bethenny, though, was initially perplexed and noted how Erika was always flying in private planes. 

"And he said, 'It's because he's using people's money to support her lifestyle. He's using the company's money to support her lifestyle.' Dennis said this. … I said, 'Why would he do that?' He goes, 'He can't say no to her,'" Bethenny persists.

After hearing this, Bethenny claims she told friends, including Bravo scion Andy Cohen. 

"I told [Erika's makeup artist] Kristofer Buckle about it. I told Andy Cohen about it, just to say, 'It's not what you think,'" Bethenny remembers. "When this came out … Andy called me and said, 'Holy s**t. You really do know it all. You told me about this years ago'. I'm like, 'Yeah, I told you.' … I knew about this whole thing. I knew since, yeah, probably 2017 and 2018, I knew about this."

Weight watcher

Ree Drummond dishes on 'rock bottom' moment that led to weight loss

It was a trip to college that made Ree Drummond change her diet and workout regimen, but this had nothing to do with the so-called "freshman 15."

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In a new chat with "Entertainment Tonight," the "Pioneer Woman" star recalled her weight slowly increasing while working on her Food Network cooking shows and cookbooks. In January, she hit "rock bottom."

"In January of this year, we took my son, Bryce, to college. And I tell this story, but I basically hit rock bottom eating chips and salsa one night," she said. "I went a little overboard, but I thought that night, 'I am going to start tomorrow, I am doing something different.' And I just started and I almost lost 60 pounds now."

For Ree, she totally changed her lifestyle, rather than going on a diet.

"I feel great and that's what matters. The scale was sort of a gauge for me that I was heading in the right direction. And it was never about 'I have to lose this amount,' it's really about how I feel," Ree said. "I feel great, I have, I feel strong. Even when I was thinner, I don't think I ever have been a squatter or a lunger before. Not since my ballet days. So it's really nice to just kind of feel the muscles that I thought were gone forever."

Ree notes that she still cooks the same way as she always has, but she's better at managing how much she eats. 

"It changes your whole outlook just having the routine of exercise in your day and, you know, I still eat the foods that I cook my family. I still eat cake," she said. "I just eat a Rhode Island-sized piece instead of a Texas-sized piece."

Acceptance or nah?

Lisa Rinna 'tried really hard' to accept daughter's romance with Scott Disick

It's no secret that Lisa Rinna was frustrated when her then-teenage daughter began dating Scott Disick last year, but she's trying to stay diplomatic about it.

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While appearing on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was asked to reveal the "worst thing" she said about Scott "behind his back."

"You know, I've actually been quite nice about Scott Disick," she said after taking a pause to think about her answer. "And I would never say that out loud, anything. I might have thought things that weren't very good. Can I atone for my thoughts?"

She added, "I wasn't mean. Listen, I tried really hard. I was really patient, and I tried really hard. We'll leave it at that."

Lisa famously said during an episode of the Bravo show last month that she would have preferred her daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin to date someone like Harry Styles, not Scott. 

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Amelia was 19 when she began dating Scott, 38, in October 2020. The pair lasted nearly a year, but they ultimately split after the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star's private message about ex Kourtney Kardashian was outed by another one of her exes, Younes Bendjima.

The drama over the message called his romance with Amelia, now 20, into question, as he seemed jealous over Kourtney's romance with Travis Barker. Amid the fallout from the DM, many of Amelia's Instagram followers bombarded her social media and urged her to end things with Scott. She did.

"The breakup was coming, but the Younes DM was the final straw," a source told TMZ at the time. 

After the split, several outlets reported that Lisa commented on an Instagram post about the breakup with a smiley face emoji.

Picture issue

Former 'Bachelor' favorite sues Proctor & Gamble over picture usage

Former "Bachelor" star Hannah Ann Sluss is trying to clean up her image.

According to TMZ, the reality star has filed a lawsuit against Proctor & Gamble, CVS Pharmacy, Target and Walmart, claiming that one of her old modeling photos is still be used to sell Downy laundry products, even though her contract with Proctor & Gamble, which makes Downy, has expired.

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Hannah states in her lawsuit that she allowed Proctor & Gamble to use her image on a single product from Oct. 1, 2017, to Oct. 1, 2019. She alleged that the company has continued to use the image, especially after she gained prominence from "The Bachelor."

She argues that her image is now being used on six products, despite the licensing contract ending two years ago. 

TMZ says that one thing particularly irksome to Hannah is her image being associated with a tagline that reads, "Life Gets Stinky." The reality TV star says that campaign is "especially egregious because it associated [her] with the word 'stinky.'"

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In her lawsuit, she's asking a judge to order Proctor & Gamble to stop using her likeness to sell the product, and she wants the judge to order the department stores to stop selling items with her face on them.

Hannah gained fame in early 2020 while appearing on Peter Weber's season of "The Bachelor." The 25-year-old was initially picked as the winner of the 24th season and Peter proposed. She said yes. Hannah and Peter split before the finale actually aired.

White house confusion

Nicki Minaj claims she's been invited to White House over vaccine stance

Nicki Minaj claimed on Twitter that she was invited to the White House to discuss her viral stance on the COVID vaccine, but a government official says otherwise. 

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"The White House has invited me & I think it's a step in the right direction. Yes, I'm going. I'll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business," she tweeted on Sept. 15. "I'll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human."

Nicki Minaj caused quite a stir this week over her position on the COVID-19 vaccine, and it had to do with, among other things, her cousin's friend's testicles and a canceled wedding. 

"My cousin in Trinidad won't get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent," she wrote. "His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you're comfortable with ur decision, not bullied." 

The claim got so much attention that health officials in the United States and Trinidad had to publicly debunk it, as both indicated impotence is not a side effect. 

After Nicki's White House claims, an official told Fox News that a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. wasn't actually offered, but rather a phone call with a doctor was. Nicki, however, insisted that she got a White House invitation.

"Do y'all think that I would go on the Internet and lie about being invited to the … White House?" she said in a lengthy Instagram Live session.

Despite her tweet saying she was going, the rapper implied in her video that she likely wouldn't go to D.C. because she didn't want to travel, but she reiterated that a phone call took place regarding an invite.

"I said, 'Well, I would rather not have to travel, can we do something like a [Instagram] Live' and they said that they're open to me choosing a platform to do a Live but they never have taken that off the table for me to come to the White House," she maintained. 

Nicki's stance, particularly the one regarding her cousin's friend's testicles, was the subject of much online ridicule, and late night hosts also couldn't help but comment on it. 

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The "Starships" singer later said she was in "Twitter jail" over her stance. 

"I'm in Twitter jail y'all," she said on Instagram. "They didn't like what I was saying over there on that block…"

She later added: "Look at what they just did. I will never use Twitter again. First of all, I didn't give any facts about any vaccine… I didn't give any facts about anything."

A Twitter rep told BuzzFeed that the social media company "did not take any enforcement action in the account."

Sharon Osbourne details mutually abusive relationship with Ozzy

Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne called a truce two decades ago after a long stretch of horrific physical fights, she's revealing.

The former "The Talk" co-host opened up about her once-volatile marriage, telling "DailyMailTV" that the duo's fights were "legendary," adding that they used to "beat the s–t out of each other."

She added, "We stopped, must be, 20 years ago. But we had a good run."

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The couple have spoken about violence within their relationship before. Last year, in the documentary "Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne," the rocker opened up about the time he once tried to strangle and kill Sharon in 1989 while he was on drugs. 

"I felt the calmest I had ever felt in my life. It was like serenity. I was just peaceful. … All I remember is waking up in [England's] Amersham jail, and I asked the cop, 'Why am I here?' And he says, 'You want me to read your charge?' So he read, 'John Michael Osbourne, you have been arrested for attempted murder,'" Ozzy recalled.

Sharon added, "We'd had a couple of fights and you can tell it was building to something, you could just feel it." Sharon claimed Ozzy lunged at her and said, "We've come to a decision that you've got to die.

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The couple had earlier installed a panic button, and it was near Sharon, so she pushed it. The police arrived and Ozzy was thrown in jail. Sharon opted not to press charges. 

"It was probably the most frightened I've ever been," she continued. "I told him, 'I don't want the money … but if you do this again, either I am going to kill you or you are going to kill me. And do you want that for the kids?'"

Harkening back to that moment, Ozzy called it "not exactly one of my greatest achievements."