Kendall Jenner cheers for Ben Simmons amid fan petition to ban her from 76ers home games
An animated Kendall Jenner spent New Year's Day as she's spent much of her downtime in recent months: cheering on her rumored boyfriend, Ben Simmons, at a Philadelphia 76ers game. This time, the world's highest-paid model sat courtside with her friend, Charlotte Lawrence, in her hometown as the Sixers played the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. Judging from her smile in photos from the evening, Kendall doesn't seem too worried about a fan petition demanding she be banned from all 76ers home games, either. A Change.org page currently making rounds online blames Kendall for Philly's recent loss to "the worst team in the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers," according to People. The ban request has already been deemed "ridiculous" by Sixers co-owner Michael Rubin, who recently told Business Insider Kendall's "awesome" and "a great influence on [Ben], adding that the team has "won every game she's been at but one so far." And yes, the Sixers beat the Clippers on Tuesday, 119 – 113. Kendall and Ben were first linked last year. They were rumored to have split in the fall but were clearly back on by November. Other than showing up religiously for his games recently, she's stayed quiet about the relationship. "Kendall's really different from her sisters in that sense," a source close to Kendall told People in July. "She honestly doesn't want people talking about who she's dating and is very protective of her personal life."
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Tristan Thompson posts a sexy comment on Khloe Kardashian's NYE pic
After spending Christmas apart, Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson ushered in 2019 together by hosting a party in Cleveland– and Tristan seemed smitten as ever with his lady. Commenting on a super hot photo Khloe posted of herself from the bash on Tuesday, Jan. 1, the Cavaliers star gushed, "True's mommy fine as hell," adding multiple hearts and kiss faces. The couple, who have been working through Tristan's cheating scandal while raising their daughter, True, also posted shots and clips of themselves sharing a smooch at midnight on New Year's Eve. "Happy New Year's," Tristan said in one post on his Instagram Story (via Us Weekly). "God bless everybody. Be safe. Don't drink and drive."
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Bam Margera is returning to rehab
As people around the world nursed hangovers from their New Year's Eve festivities on Tuesday, Jan. 1, "Jackass" star Bam Margera announced he's returning to in-patient treatment for his alcohol addiction. "Off to alcohol rehab for the 3rd time," the 39-year-old skateboarder wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself holding his son. "I am hoping the term 3rd time is a charm is true," he added. In a subsequent post, Bam thanked the people closest to him, including his sober coach, interventionist and his "Jackass" friends and co-stars for their their assistance in getting him "treatment," according to E! News. Steve-O responded to the post by writing, "We love you, brother," in the comments, while Bam's wife, Nicole Boyd, wrote, "I'm truly so proud of you honey bear." Bam's last stint in rehab began almost exactly a year ago in 2017 after he was arrested and charged with a DUI. At the time, his mother, April, told Page Six that getting sober can be a long process for an alcoholic. "Don't be so quick to judge other people. Everybody has a different story and everybody is going through different things," April told the paper. "It's not an instant fix. He's been seeing therapists. There are going to be hiccups when you're battling addiction. You're not going to be 100 percent successful the first time. He's getting a handle and the upside of this thing. He's learning as he goes."
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Newly engaged Heidi Klum on her future with Tom Kaulitz: 'I still believe in love and marriage'
When Heidi Klum taped her appearance for the Wednesday, Jan. 2, edition of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Tom Kaulitz, who's now her fiance, was still her boyfriend. She ended up accepting his proposal shortly before Christmas, announcing on Instagram, "I said yes!" and showing off her ring. That little turn of events gave her comments about love and marriage on "Ellen" an extra adorable twist. "I've been married twice," the 45-year-old supermodel told the host, according to ET. "I still believe in love and marriage, I do. Even though I failed twice at it. I guess I'm not very good at it," she continued. Then, in reference to her 29-year-old Tokio Hotel rocker beau, she added: "I found a great person, so let's see what happens."
Matt Damon now owns Brooklyn's most expensive condo
Matt Damon's recent segue into producing seems to be working out — at least, if his real estate portfolio is any indication. According to Curbed, the father of four has closed on the most expensive condo in Brooklyn. Listed for more than $16.5M, the six-bedroom penthouse in the borough's Brooklyn Heights neighborhood is located in the former Standish Arms Hotel and features Austrian white oak flooring, a kitchen decked out with Italian Carrara marble slab countertops and mosaic tiled master bathrooms. It's unclear when the sale took place, hoewever. The blog Brownstoner reported back in August that Matt, his wife Luciana Barroso and their daughters had already moved in.
Pink quietly released and sold out of the first batch of her own wine after keeping label a secret for years
Surprise! It turns out Pink has been secretly moonlighting as a winemaker. In a new interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, the singer reveals she's been quietly making her own wine at the 25-acre organic vineyard in Santa Barbara County she bought five years ago with her husband, Carey Hart. Despite not having had a great experience with wine when she was younger, Pink says her manager took her to multiple wineries around the world while she was touring and turned her on to the stuff. "[He] had really good taste and a really nice budget, and I started drinking Châteauneuf-du-Pape and I fell in love. That was the a-ha wine for me, the first one. And then it sort of just became a rabbit hole for me," Pink says. Her label, Two Wolves, finally released its first batch of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and petit verdot.at the end of November and sold out of all its 114 cases within 24 hours. The label's website, by the way, doesn't mention who owns the wine. "I haven't had a secret in a really long time, and it has been really fun getting a chance to learn a new craft on my own," Pink explains. She started making the wine in her garage after she and Carey moved to the vineyard, she says, then developed an affection for the whole process. "We'd been talking about it for so long, and so we moved and we live on an organic vineyard, and I started making wine in my garage and I started really getting into the farming of it. I really didn't know that I would even enjoy the farming aspect, but a good pair of shears and a good album and a beer, and 17 rows later, you feel pretty proud of yourself," Pink says. "It's a lot. I feel like I have three full-time jobs," she adds. "Being a touring artist, making wine and launching a wine brand, being a mama. Sometimes I ask myself, what the hell am I thinking, but I love it all." She's lined up another online-only release for April, with plans to expand availability this spring and begin selling wholesale this fall.
Prince Harry is now reportedly off booze and caffeine, thanks to Duchess Meghan
If you thought Prince Harry looked particularly dashing when he joined his family for their traditional Christmas Day service in Sandringham last week, you aren't alone. The Express reports the royal family thought Harry looked "fitter, leaner and bright-eyed" over the holiday break — changes they've attributed to Harry's decision to forgo alcohol and, more recently, coffee and tea, in apparent solidarity with his expectant wife, Duchess Meghan. One insider called the teetotaling "quite an achievement" given Harry's well documented affection for booze. "He was always fidgeting and on the go, always looking for the next thrill," a friend said of Harry's caffeinated, pre-sober days. Now, the pal says the prince is "more chilled and relaxed," thanks to Meghan's suggestion she join him in skipping alcohol and caffeine ahead of the birth of their first child. "All [Meghan] did was show him there's another way to live and he's become a huge fan," said one insider. "He eats well, doesn't poison his body, exercises, does a bit of yoga and is a lot happier."
Vanessa Lachey responds to fan's suggestion that her daughter looks like Jessica Simpson
Vanessa Lachey is celebrating positivity in 2019. A fan recently suggested on Twitter that Brooklyn Lachey, the soon-to-be 4-year-old daughter Vanessa shares with Nick, bears a strange resemblance to Nick's ex-wife, Jessica Simpson. Vanessa noticed the since-deleted tweet, which read, "Ok… elephant in the room… but why does Nick and Vanessa Lachey's daughter look like Jessica Simpson?" The "Top Chef Junior" promptly responded with a Michelle Obama-worthy "when they go low, we go high" suggestion for Kimberly, the Twitter user. "2019, new year, new outlook. Let's be positive, especially with our children," she wrote. "Thanks Kimberly. Happy New Year." As for the resemblance, Us Weekly points out that Brooklyn is blonde, while Nick and Vanessa's sons, Camden and Phoenix have brown hair.
Les Moonves rang in the new year on a $590M yacht
He may not be getting his $120 million payout from CBS, but Les Moonves isn't letting that stop him from celebrating the new year in style. According to Page Six, the ousted network exec ducked out of Los Angeles with his seemingly devoted wife, Julie Chen, shortly after Christmas, on a flight bound for St. Barts, where and Julie reportedly spent New Year's Eve on David Geffen's $590 million yacht. Ron Meyer, the vice chairman of NBCUniversal, was also along for the ride, according to Page Six sources. "Les isn't hanging his head in shame; he's living it up on a yacht in St. Barts. It seems that the Hollywood moguls look out for each other, no matter what," said one insider. Les recently learned he won't receive his expected severance package due to revelations he "engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995," according to the New York Times' report on the CBS investigation that followed its former head's firing.
Carrie Ann Inaba to officially replace Julie Chen on 'The Talk'
n other Les Moonves and Julie Chen-related news … CBS announced this week that Carrie Ann Inaba will replace Julie Chen on "The Talk." "Having the opportunity to sit at the table with [co-hosts] Eve, Sara [Gilbert], Sharon [Osbourne] and Sheryl [Underwood] has been such an enriching experience, and I'm honored and looking forward to joining them daily," Carrie said in a statement, according to JustJared. "It's the authentic conversations and connection with the audience and the ladies that really drew me to The Talk. I feel very fortunate to be part of this show." Julie exited "The Talk" last fall after multiple allegations of sexual assault hit her husband, who had been CEO of the network.