Khloe Kardashian axes the name Odom
Khloe Kardashian is no longer an Odom. After a drawn out marriage that lasted way past the end of her romance with Lamar Odom, Khloe, whose divorce was finalized last year, celebrated legally changing her name back to Kardashian this week. "Look what Khloé's assistants got for her because she got a new [driver's license] without her old last name," Kim Kardashian West said in a video on Snapchat, showing off her sister's celebratory treat. "It's her new last name … how cute is this cake you guys?" Kim asked (via the New York Post). As Khloe blew out the candles on the cake, she said, "This is the best day." The sweet version of the license also gave Kourtney some love for her new figure. Under "weight" the license read, "skinny b—-." Under address, it said "Freedom Lane."
Nick Cannon thinks Mariah Carey's romance with Bryan Tanaka is fake
Nick Cannon still loves his ex, Mariah Carey, but he's not buying the plot of her reality show "Mariah's World," including her alleged relationship with backup dancer Bryan Tanaka. "First of all, I think the whole reality show is fake," he told Howard Stern on SiriusXM (via Us Weekly) this week. "I'm a producer, so I know how [it works]. Like, you can't have a well-lit private conversation. Like, that s— doesn't happen. I don't buy none of that s—," he said. As for her post James Packer romance with Bryan? "I don't even get into it," he said. "It feels like they wrote the story. That s— is like a soap opera."
Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel waiting to have sex until after they marry
When Miranda Kerr and her fiance, Evan Spiegel tie the knot, they'll have more to celebrate than just a legal union. Miranda, 31, recently told the London Times (via the New York Post) that she and her Snapchat founder beau are going the way of Ciara and Russell Wilson and waiting until after they're married to consummate their relationship. Evan "is very traditional," Miranda said.
Chris Evans takes on David Duke in Twitter feud
Captain America — aka Chris Evans — is fighting for his country on Twitter. One villain he's currently concerned about is newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose appointment David Duke called "the first step in taking our country back." "If David Duke….DAVID!…DUKE!… thinks you're right, then you are unequivocally wrong," Chris tweeted, sharing the former Louisiana congressman and former Imperial Wizard of the KKK's pro-Jeff Sessions tweet (via Vulture). "The confirmation of @jeffsessions is beyond words," Chris added. David Duke noticed the tweet and responded, writing, "Typical dumb actor – if everything I say is wrong, then when I say I oppose these Zionists wars, you must be for them, Captain America!?" Chris, ever calm, cool and collected whether he's in a cape or not, then shared a link to the "Top 25 David Duke Quotes," including sentiments like "we don't want negroes around," "the Jewish people … deserve to go in the ashbin of history," and at least one joke about gay people. "@DrDavidDuke well if these nuggets of bigotry are some of your OTHER thoughts," Chris wrote, "then I stand by my original tweet."
Johnny Depp reportedly wants to build a private compound with tunnels
The list of expenses on Johnny Depp's budget already includes a $7 million divorce settlement with Amber Heard, a lawsuit with his former business managers, and, if you believe claims made in a countersuit filed against Johnny by the managers, $300,000 a month on wine. The cost of maintaining the 14 homes around the world he's already bought should get a line-item in there, too — and it may be about to get a lot more costly. A source tells Us Weekly Johnny is one house away from owning all six of the properties on his cul-de-sac in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles. Although the last homeowner doesn't want to sell, Johnny hopes to eventually create a "private compound complete with an underground tunnel system." "He's been buying them up over the years," says an insider. "He wanted to build a gate to stop the tour buses from coming up there." The actor has reportedly spent something in the neighborhood of $75 million on buying houses.
Blac Chyna's managers threaten to sue 'Rob & Chyna' producers
The managers Blac Chyna signed a 10-year contract with back in 2007 claim she owes them at least $3 million in unpaid fees. Now, they're threatening the producers of "Rob & Chyna" as well as Chyna herself. Jason Alston and Lincoln Hayes of Infinite Grind Multimedia recently sent cease and desist letters to NBCUniversal, Ryan Seacrest Productions and Bunim/Murray Productions, warning them they'll be sued along with Chyna if they continue producing and promoting the show before the managers get their 50 percent cut, according to TMZ. The management duo has been demanding a payout from Chyna since at least early January and have said they'll sue in June if Chyna doesn't pay her tab with them before that.
Evan Rachel Wood reflects on growing up bisexual and not understanding it
Evan Rachel Wood has been vocal about her bisexuality and the challenges that came with understanding it for years. Last weekend, she was honored at the Human Rights Campaign gala for being forthright about the issue and helping others to recognize that they're not alone. In her acceptance speech, she revealed it was a celebrity who once helped her see there was a word to define her own sexuality. "I thought women were beautiful… [but] I also thought that men were beautiful. I had no way to put what I felt into words. I had no role model, no one I knew was talking about. The only thing that I knew was fear, confusion and loneliness," she said, according to Celebitchy. "Then one day I heard an actress say the word 'bisexual' and I thought, 'what the hell is that?' When I found out a lightbulb went off. The word didn't make me feel marginalized, it made me feel less crazy. It made me feel less alone. It gave me hope. An actress just said a word but it made a world of difference in my life and in my identity." She continued: "As an actor my job is to look at a stranger and find myself in them. To have such empathy for a character that I can read someone else's words and be moved to tears … it was the best therapy and outlet for my silenced voice. I can throw on a mask and say all the things that I wanted to say and never could. It wasn't until I saw the effect that it had on other people that I really started to see how powerful allowing your most vulnerable parts to be seen was. I saw another side to what I did and it was the power of visibility. I see you, you see me, we aren't so different. Through that connection the healing begins."
Oprah Winfrey sells classic painting for $150M
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey added a new pile of cash to her wallet this week, courtesy of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt. According to the New York Post, Oprah sold the famous painter's 1912 piece, "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer," to an unnamed Chinese buyer for $150 million. Oprah, whose net worth is estimated to be $2.9 billion, bought the painting in 2006 for $87.9 million. It's currently being displayed at the Neue Galerie museum for Austrian and German art in New York.