Kelly Ripa shows off her insane beach bod
Um, we need to talk about Kelly Ripa's gams. Or maybe we don't, since so many other Instagram users are already doing just that. On Tuesday, June 25, Kelly shared a photo her daughter, Lola, took of her on the beach and to say the 48-year-old is a serious beach stunner would be a serious understatement. "Sous le soleil avec #papa (Not pictured) 📷: @theyoungestyung," she wrote alongside the gorgeous pic. That's French for "under the sun with #papa," suggesting Kelly, Mark Consuelos and their kids may be somewhere in the French-speaking tropics, although a post from a few days prior showed Mark and the couple's sons in Greece. Not that most of her followers were looking in the "location" section of the post. "I would do anything for legs 🦵🏼 like this!!!!! Anything. 🔥🔥🔥🔥," Lisa Rinna told her pal. Busy Philipps semeed to agree, sending a hearty, "🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥" Kelly's way. Holly Robinson Peete and Debbi Mazar shared some praise for the image, as well. Talk about #BeachBod goals …
Reese Witherspoon buys $6.2M Malibu 'compound'
Reese Witherspoon's female-focused production company, Hello Sunshine, must be doing pretty well, if her real estate profile is any indication. According to Page Six, the "Big Little Lies" star and co-producer just plunked down a cool $6.2 million for a gated property in Malibu. The tab's source says the pad is a "compound" comprised of a main house as well as a farmhouse built in 1949 and a guesthouse featuring an outdoor living room, fire pit and even horse stables. Though the insider says the place is not slated to be a work location for Reese, it comes with filming-ready studio space, should Reese need it. The insider also clarified that the digs won't "be her primary residence."
Kaley Cuoco shares TMI video of cupping, scraping body work
Kaley Cuoco may have just proved it's possible to feel vicarious pain through someone's Instagram. On Tuesday, June 25, the ouch-ridden "Big Bang Theory" star shared a video of the body work she was having done as a means of recovering from a workout she said "absolutely wrecked" her. "My body just starts to shut down from complete overuse," she explained in the posts before showing followers her "angel Flory literally scraping my legs and hips" with a jade gua sha — a tool that's scraped against the skin to damage the tissue, which some adherents of alternative medicine believe helps resolve pain and improve circulation, according to the Daily Mail. (Fun fact: One of the first citations in Wikipedia's entry on the practice comes from an alternative medicine researcher who titled his findings, "Gua Sha: Torture or Treatment?") Kaley clearly has faith in the practice, though, or at least was willing to try anything. "I'm so tight I can barely bend or turn I haven't been able to actually move in weeks," she explained in one clip. "Explain what horrific things you're doing to me," she quips in another, to which Flory replies: "Your fascia is intense and tight, and I need to remove it … your nerves and your ligaments get better." Kaley also gets some painful looking cupping — yes, that's the attachment of suction cups to the skin — from Flory, which she helpfully shares with fans. The actress later says she got her "a— hand to" her at the gym then came to see Flory. She adds that she's "go to do more" body work, too. "I go a few weeks and then I end up not being able to walk. think my body just starts to shut down from just complete overuse. If I don't take care of it, I'm going to crumble," she says before telling followers, "You've got to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of the things around you."
Rihanna made a Fenty 'immigrant' shirt because 'right now, you have to be as loud as you can' about what you believe is right
One of the pieces Rihanna included in her new Fenty line is a T-shirt featuring the word "immigrant" and showing its Latin origins. A few days ago, she and a group of female friends held the piece up for a photo that she captioned, "hey 👋🏿 @realdonaldtrump." It was no coincidence the post landed shortly before Trump planned to conduct depoertation raids across the country and as reports of the treatment of children at the U.S.-Mexico border grow more dire. "For me, it's a prideful word," she told The Cut at her launch party for the new line this month. "To know that you can come from humble beginnings and just take over whatever you want to, dominate at whatever you put your mind to. The world becomes your oyster, and there's no limit. Wherever I go, except for Barbados, I'm an immigrant. I think people forget that a lot of times. I think they see Rihanna the brand. But I think it's important for people to remember, if you love me, everyone out here is just like me. A million Rihannas out there, getting treated like dirt." She elaborated on those thoughts backstage at the BET Awards. Speaking to The Root, the Barbadian singer/designer — who happens to be the richest female musician in the world, according to Forbes — said she feels it's important for everyone to speak up. "I think in any situation where something as devastating as what's happening in America right now with the immigrants you have to be as loud as you can and you have to raise as much awareness," she said. "As a nation, put all your heads together and put your voices together and be as loud as possible because that's the only way politicians in the government actually listen when they feel like their country is as concerned as the matter is concerning,"
Taylor Swift, Chrissy Teigen and more stars reach out to fan battling CF
As Taylor Swift superfan Annie McMahon battles cystic fibrosis, she's getting love from A-listers, near and far — including Taylor. "Annie survived 2 dbl lung transplants and is too sick for a 3rd transplant," a friend of Annie's wrote on Twitter, sharing a video of Annie singing "You Belong With Me." "@taylorswift13 is Annie's idol.. her life long dream is to meet taylor!" the pal continued. Seems Taylor got the message, loud and clear. E! News reports that Taylor ended up calling Annie this month, prompting Annie to write a thank-you note to her idol on Instagram. "Thank you @taylorswift for being such a beautiful person and taking the time out of your day to talk to me," she posted. "It meant the world to me! I can't wait to meet you! Thank you to everyone who helped make this dream of mine come true!!" That's not the only celeb focused dream that's come true for 22-year-old Annie. E! reports she's now Facetimed with Selena Gomez and Nick Jonas and had a visit from Chrissy Teigen and has been sent video messages from everyone from Steve Carell to Gwen Stefani to multiple members of the Kardashian-Jenner family, among others.
Paris Hilton weighs in on rumors she'll reboot 'The Simple Life' with Lindsay Lohan
With Lindsay Lohan's eponymous beach club and reality show in Greece apparently defunct, perhaps it wasn't a stretch for some folks to believe a rumor that surfaced this week on Twitter claiming Paris Hilton was rebooting "The Simple Life" with her old frenemy, Lindsay. Sadly, fans of early aughts gossip (and questionably dressed rich people doing farm work) are out of luck. "FYI, Someone has made a fake fan account & invented this #TheSimpleLife rumor," Paris tweeted on Tuesday, June 25. "There is no truth to it. Yes, I love that show & I was approached again to do it. But I had to say no as I have an extremely busy work schedule traveling the world running my empire. #GirlBoss 👑" A rep for Lindsay has since told Page Six the idea of pairing the two for a reboot was "news to us." Paris starred on the original show from 2003 until 2007 alongside Nicole Richie. The Twitter handle that started the rumor — @TheSimpleLife — was suspended as of Wednesday.
Scott Disick 'hates that' Khoe Kardashian was hurt again by a man she loved
Khloe Kardashian's clearly hurt but trying to move on after her split from Tristan Thompson and there's one close friend in her life who plans to keep supporting her no matter what. A source tells Us Weekly Scott Disick "hates" that she's been through what she has with Tristan, who allegedly hooked up with Jordyn Woods, as well as other romantic partners. "He's always looked at Khloé as a sister and he's seen her been burned by men over the years and he hates that for her. Everyone had hoped that with Tristan being the father of her daughter, it would work out," the insider says. "Scott has always had a soft spot for Khloé and she for him, despite any struggles that he may have had personally or with Kourtney and the family in the past," the source adds. "She was always there for him and in her time of need, he will always be there for her."
Prince William shares how he'd react if one of his children came out as gay
Prince William spent some time this week visiting London's Albert Kennedy Trust — an organization that provides support to "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people who are homeless, living in a hostile environment or in housing crisis," according to its website. While he was there speaking to young people involved with the charity, he revealed that he and Kate have discussed how they'd react if one of their kids, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 14 months, came out as gay after being asked about that possibility by one of the participants. "I wish we lived in a world where it's really normal and cool, but particularly for my family, and the position that we are in, that's the bit I am nervous about," he said, according to the BBC. William went on to explain that it would "obviously, absolutely be fine" with him and Kate and that he'd support "whatever decision" his kids might make, he'd be concerned about the treatment the child would receive. "How many barriers you know, hateful words, persecution, all that and discrimination that might come, that's the bit that really troubles me," he said. "But that's for all of us to try and help correct and make sure we can put that to the past and not come back to that sort of stuff." He said he and Kate have talked about wanting their kids to be "prepared" for a situation like that. "I think communication is so important with everything, in order to help understand it you've got to talk a lot about stuff and make sure how to support each other and how to go through the process. It worries me, not because of them being gay, it worries me as to how everyone else will react and perceive it and then the pressure is then on them," the Daily Mail quotes him as having said. Last year, the Queen's cousin, Lord Ivar Mountbatten, and his partner James Coyle became the first royal same-sex couple to marry. The Albert Kennedy Trust has been supported in the past by the Princess Diana Memorial Fund, among other groups.
Why Janelle Monae got emotional 'seeing young black kidd with their moms' at Pride
Last week, in honor of Pride, Janelle Monae announced all proceeds from her "Dirty Computer" merch would be going to LGBTQ+-centric organizations in New York City, as well as near where she grew up in Kansas City. That's just one way the singer, who came out as pansexual last year, is embracing is her newly public identity. "Pride month is every month for me," she recently told People, noting that she just attended her first Pride festival in New Orleans. "It was so incredible, people were so happy," she recalled. "The thing that made me really teary-eyed was seeing young black kids with their moms there. Their moms brought them and were standing by their sides." While her mom has been supportive of her, Janelle pointed out that lots of "kids, young and old," aren't so lucky. "Being able to see that community at Pride and in New Orleans, to see them celebrating, dancing, laughing, just not having a care in the world for those two hours I was there was just a sight to see," she continued. "I encourage everyone, even if you're not a part of the LGBTQIA+ community to go and experience that joy." Janelle added: "There's never a wrong time to promote positivity in the future. I think especially with the world we're living in, specifically in America, we have to have conversation, important conversations."
Ivana Trump breaks up with her ex-husband
After marrying, divorcing then getting back together with her Italian, fourth husband Rossano Rubicondi, Donald Trump's ex, Ivana Trump, is single — but not quite on the market. "I am once again a single woman. I have the freedom to do what I want, with whomever I want to, and I can afford my lifestyle," she tells Page Six, adding that her relationship with Rossano "just ran its course" and citing the challenges of maintaining it between Italy and New York City. "I don't want to get married again," she assured the tab. "I'm done. You get married because you want a family. I have three kids and grandkids. I just want to be free and go where I want to go with whoever I want. I want to be a free woman." That doesn't mean she has her eyes set on someone new. "I don't want to date. I like to have companions, and I have plenty of men who take me for lunches and dinners and balls or charity events. I don't want to be attached," she said. Instead, Ivana plans to spend the summer in St. Tropez, enjoying the company of house guests.