Khloe Kardashian 'is skeptical' when it comes to her relationship with Tristan Thompson
The future remains a bit uncertain for Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson, who have been struggling to repair their relationship since it was revealed Tristan cheated on Khloe days before the birth of their daughter, True, this spring. And as the reports of an impending split continue to pile up, outlets like The Cut have started wondering if this is all simply a prep for a split announcement. According to recent reports, Khloe plans to spend a large part of the NBA season with Tristan in Cleveland following their summer together in Los Angeles. She was spotted cheering for the Cavaliers power forward on Oct. 30, but she's apparently still proceeding with caution after what she's been through. A source tells Us Weekly the couple's relationship "isn't on solid ground" yet and that "Khloé is skeptical of Tristan at the moment." The new mom also remains unclear whether "things will ever be completely, perfectly rectified," according to the insider. It hasn't helped that she's now being forced to relive the cheating scandal on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians." As an insider told People on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Khloe's currently facing lots of triggers when it comes to her pain from Tristan's previous behavior. "Dealing with Tristan's cheating has been very difficult for Khloé. When they have had good moments, she forgets about how hurt she got, but then when she gets reminded, she still gets upset," says the source. "On the outside, she acts all tough, but it still gets to her. But what it comes down to is that Khloé wants True to grow up in a family with both parents. She wants True to spend as much time with her dad as possible. She believes that True needs a mom and dad in her life." The source added that Khloe "doesn't define her relationship with Tristan — she only talks about him as True's dad." The Cut seems to be leaning toward Crazy Days and Nights blogger Enty's belief the Kardashians are waiting for the right time to leak the split news to a magazine like People for a cover story announcement.
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Owen Wilson has not met his new daughter: Report
Owen Wilson has yet to meet the daughter he fathered with his ex, Varunie Vongsvirates, and if an Us Weekly source is correct, he may keep it that way. Claiming the actor "refuses to meet" Lyla, who was born in October, the us source says Owen "checked the 'no visitation' box" in court papers in June, when he took a paternity test. "He does not want to visit [and does not] want any custody of her," said the insider, adding that Lyla "has fair skin, blonde hair and blue eyes" like her dad. Owen and Varuniue reportedly dated for nearly five years before splitting for good, according to Us. The magazine's source claims Owen "has not contacted Varunie at all" since Lyla's birth and says Varunie's pregnanmcy was not a surprise to Owen. A rep for the actor would only say the situation "is a private matter and it's not appropriate to comment further." Owen has two other children, as well — Robert, 7, with Jade Duell, and Finny, 4, whom he shares with Caroline Lindqvist.
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Gwyneth Paltrow 'takes her job as stepmom very seriously'
Introducing the Faltrows! As Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk settle into married life together, they're excited about being one big, happy family of six. "She and Brad embrace all the kids as their own," a friend of the actress tells People of Apple and Moses Martin, the children Gwyneth shares with ex, Chris Martin, and Brody and Isabella Falchuk, whose mom is Brad's ex-wife, Suzanne Bukinik. "They are planning holiday trips and vacations as a family. The kids are very accepting of each other and cute together," the source continues. In an interview with Howard Stern recently, Gwyneth did admit that "it's always tricky with kids and trying to gently blend families." But the star's clearly committed to the task. "Gwyneth takes her job as a stepmom very seriously," says Gwyneth's pal. "She loves it."
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Ariana Grande says 'therapy has saved my life so many times,' encourages fans not to be afraid to ask for help
"Who is Ariana's therapist and are they accepting new clients?" When a fan asked Ariana Grande that question on Twitter on Monday, Nov. 5, she replied to say she got a laugh out of it. She also used the tweet to highlight the value of getting professional help when it comes to mental health issues. "In all honesty therapy has saved my life so many times," she wrote (via HuffPo). "If you're afraid to ask for help, don't be. [You] don't have to be in constant pain [and you] can process trauma. I've got a lot of work to do but it's a start to even be aware that it's possible." The singer's reply quickly garnered praise from fans who've clearly noticed how open Ariana's been about the events of the past year, from the deadly bombing at her Manchester concert to the death of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, to her whirlwind romance, engagement to and breakup with Pete Davidson, which she touches on in her new song, "Thank U, Next." "I'm so happy someone with your platform is so willing to talk so candidly about this," Said another follower: "It constantly makes me so proud how you're not afraid to talk about mental health. It's so important for people to know that it's okay to discuss and work on. Thank you for everything that you do for this world." That may sound like an overstatement, but as HuffPo reminds us, celebs who discuss their own mental health struggles are in a position to help "eradicate stigma and encourage people to reach out for support."
Kylie Jenner announces Kylie Cosmetics' first foray into brick and mortar stores
After three years of massive online sales, Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics products are heading into brick and mortar stores at the end of next week, thanks to a partnership with Ulta Beauty stores. "Alright guys, so I'm very excited to finally announce that Kylie Cosmetics will be in every single Ulta store on the 17th of this month," Kylie told her followers on Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Nov. 6 (via the Daily Mail). "So I'm going to be starting of with just my best lip kits first, and then I'm going to be expanding and adding a lot more things super fast. So palates and all that good stuff." Kylie and Ulta initially announced their partnership at the end of August, sending the previously faltering Ulta Beauty shares into gains of more than ten percent per share.
Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation lawsuit heads to federal court
Brad Pitt has a full docket of legal situations to contend with as 2018 comes to an end. In addition to his custody battle with Angelina Jolie, which heads to trial next month, the actor's Make It Right Foundation is being sued by homeowners dealing with severe structural damage to the energy efficient houses they bought in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. Now, it seems the case is headed from state to federal court. Nola.com reports attorneys representing the foundation's three former attorneys accused of building houses with materials that "caused mold, poor air quality, structural failures, faulty heating, ventilation and cooling, electrical malfunctions, plumbing mishaps and rotting wood" requested the case be transferred from Orleans Parish Civil District Court to United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana because the defendants live in North Carolina, the foundation was incorporated in Delaware and the class action plaintiffs could end up being more than 100. Brad, meanwhile, has reportedly been forking over money to the foundation and working to get the homes' problems fixed for more than a year.
Octavia Spencer to Ellen DeGeneres: 'You can hook me up with Brad [Pitt]'
Octavia Spencer has basically no poker face when it comes to her celebrity crush — and he happens to be a pal. The Oscar winner stopped by "Ellen" on Wednesday, Nov. 7, where Ellen DeGeneres tried to find out if Octavia was dating anyone. "Kinda, not really, but did Brad Pitt say something about me, is that what this is about?" Octavia joked (via E! News). "'Cause I saw him Sunday, I saw Brad Pitt Sunday night, and I squeezed him. Is that what this is about?" When Ellen chimed in, "You squeezed him and then the security," Octavia played along. "His face lit up and then security whisked him away," she joked. "Well, you can hook me up with Brad," she offered. "But we're just friends, Brad and I, don't start that rumor, Ellen. Brad and I are just friends. Brad Pitt." Boo …
The Spice Girls break their silence on touring without Victoria Beckham
As Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chrisholm and Geri Halliwell prepare to take the Spice Girls back on the road for their reunion tour, they're making the best of former bandmate Victoria Beckham's decision not to join them. "Yeah, I think it is tough, because obviously, she's a huge part of the band," Mel C said this week during a promotional appearance, according to JustJared. "There were times, like I mentioned earlier, I wasn't sure [if I should go back out on tour], and we really supported each other and the decisions that we make. We really support her and she's really supporting us. And I think that's a big part of our ethos," she explained. Despite a joke from Mel B suggesting the erstwhile Posh Spice would be performing with them at Wembley Stadium in June, Victoria has made it clear she's all for the rest of the group's plans to get back onstage. "I won't be joining my girls on stage again," Victoria posted on Instagram recently, " but being in the Spice Girls was a hugely important part of my life and I wish them so much love and fun as they go back on tour next year." She added: "I know they will put on an amazing show and the fantastic fans past and present are going to have a wonderful time!" Tickets for the tour go on sale this weekend.
Olivia Munn shares what her good friend Jamie Foxx taught her about love and dating
Sometimes all we need is one reminder of our purpose to get back on track. At least, that's how Olivia Munn felt when she and Jamie Foxx, now a longtime friend, first connected. As Olivia explained on E!'s "Busy Tonight Tuesday" this week, she and Jamie met at a Super Bowl party and quickly became friends back in 2010. "He became a big brother to me immediately. He's been such a great friend," she told Busy Phillipps. Offering up an example of Jamie's habit of looking out for Olivia, she recalled a time when she was seeing an actor in a relationship they'd decided to keep off the radar for the time being. "I was official, but I was waiting for him to say it. But, it wasn't going to happen," she admitted. She and her secret beau went out together — still "keeping it cool" — one night when Jamie noticed something was off. "I'm on one side of this party and [the boyfriend was] on the other side, talking to different girls and stuff, and I'm feeling so depressed. I decided to leave early, and then Jamie stops me and he's like, 'Where are you going?'" It turns out Jamie had seen a look Olivia shot the guy in question and figured out what was happening. "Is he the reason you're leaving?" Jamie asked. She told Jamie, "He didn't do anything wrong. I really want him to be my boyfriend, but I don't think that's what he wants. I'm going to go home." Recalling her friend's reaction, Olivia continued: "He's like, 'Go home. I'm going to call you later—and if you don't pick up, I'm going to leave you a voicemail! The next morning, I got a call from Jamie. He left a voicemail and said, 'Did you come out here to be somebody's girlfriend? No! Did you come out here to be somebody's wife? No! Did you come out here just to date this guy? No! Did you come out here to be an actress? Yes! Don't you ever, let me see you cry about some guy like that ever again! Don't you ever let some other guy make you feel like that ever again!'" She's kept that message in her head since then. "It was so sweet. He was just so earnest," she gushed. "He was like, 'I never want to see you let any man make you feel that small again. Every now and then, [his message] would pop into my head — and, of course, it kind of veered off sometimes — but I'll think about that sometimes, and it brings me back to center."
Alec Baldwin gets bumped to Saturday time slot after arrest
Did Alec Baldwin's temper force him into a less desirable slot on ABC? Last week, Alec wads arrested for allegedly punching a man over a parking spot near his home in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Variety reported his new interview series, "The Alec Baldwin Show" will no longer appear on Sunday nights, having been moved to Saturdays at 10 p.m. EST beginning next weekend. Rerun editions of "Shark Tank" are slated to take over for Alec's previous time slot. After the parking slot altercation, Alec posted on Twitter that he did not punch the driver he got into an argument with. "The assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot," he said, "is false."