Khloe Kardashian is 'in hell' — but not ready to leave Cleveland
As Khloe Kardashian navigates the challenges of new motherhood, she's also dealing with what someone close to her describes as "her own personal hell." Less than a month ago, as she prepared to welcome her first child with Tristan Thompson, evidence surfaced showing the NBA star had developed a pattern of cheating — in one instance, allegedly hours before his daughter with Khloe was born. Now, she's reportedly unsure of whether to give him another chance. "Khloe is taking it one day at a time with Tristan. She is glad he is helping her out with True, but she has also been spending a lot of alone time reflecting," a source tells E! News. "They don't speak much about the situation, and Khloe feels like she is living in her own personal hell. The only thing keeping her happy right now is True and the support from her family. Everyone is ready for her to come home and thinks it will give her more peace. Tristan has desperately been trying to keep Khloe happy and make their relationship work, but she thinks it's too far done." The insider also notes Khloe's family members are no longer speaking to Tristan. "Kim was the only one to go public with her opinion, but they're on the same page and have similar feelings," says the source, who adds that Khloe "confides in [Kourtney Kardashian] daily" about how to "make this work by separating from Tristan and co-parenting." Khloe's mother and sisters are reportedly worried Khloe "will be hurt again and again" if she stays with Tristan in Cleveland, where his team, the Cavaliers, are based. That's according to a second insider who says Tristan wants to make the relationship work and Khloe seems ready to stay in Cleveland for the time being. "The more time passes, the more comfortable she gets," says the second source. "Her original plan to take True back to L.A. is off the table — for now."
Taylor Swift shares a sneak-peek of her 'rocket sled' ahead of tour
Taylor Swift is less than a week out from her Reputation tour, but she's apparently too giddy about what she has in store to keep the details under wraps. "So it's six days til the tour starts, and today I'm going to show you something, it's called a rocket sled," she said in a recent behind-the-scenes Instagram story (via the Daily Mail). "It goes underneath the stage," she continued. "It takes me from one place really quickly to another place, and the stage is so big that … I guess we need that?" Needed or not, she the showed fans how she'd use it to run from backstage to one side of the stage then hop down on her back on the rocket sled and zoom! "… and then … I'll just disappear to somewhere else!" she hollered as the sled carried her off. "So I'll see you guys in six days and I'm so excited," she gushed before wrapping up the clip. "I cant believe its so close, its really coming together I'm so excited to show you!" Taylor kicks off her 51-date tour in Glendale, Arizona, on May 8.
Rihanna talks 'fat days,' accepting 'all bodies' and her new lingerie line
The first half of 2018 is full of big news for Rihanna, whose Savage X Fenty lingerie line launches just a month before her new film, "Ocean's 8," hits theaters. She's also working on plans to record a reggae album. In a new interview with Vogue, RiRi wasn't quite ready to talk about potential collaborators for the "Anti" follow-up, but she had plenty to say about Savage X Fenty, which comes in sizes that go up to 3x and 44DDD. Acknowledging that her own weight has shifted up and down over the years, she told the magazine: "You've just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I'm having a fat day and when I've lost weight. I accept all of the bodies. I'm not built like a Victoria's Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie." Rihanna, who's said she has "a fluctuating" body type and has focused on creating pieces for all sizes and shapes with her previous collections, went on to explain how her lingerie is meant to fit into the bigger picture of who a woman is. "Savage is really about taking complete ownership of how you feel and the choices you make," she explained. "Basically making sure everybody knows the ball is in your court. As women, we're looked at as the needy ones, the naggy ones, the ones who are going to be heartbroken in a relationship. Savage is just the reverse. And you know, guys don't like getting the cards flipped on them — ever." The reverse cards start getting flipped May 11, when Savage X Fenty hits shelves.
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Kanye West goes back to 'secluded' home in Wyoming after controversial slavery comments
As the world tries to understand just what is going on in Kanye West's brain these days, Yeezy mountain-bound once more, working on his new music. TMZ reports the rapper and producer has returned to the "secluded … mountaintop" house he's been using in Wyoming in recent months to put together five albums. Insiders tell the website he's far from worried about what's being said about his "slavery was a choice" comments on TMZ Live. Instead, he reportedly thinks his conversation was "fire" that forced people to start thinking — and that's all he wanted. His first new release is due out May 25. In the meantime, he's expected to stick around in Wyoming for a few weeks, along with some musical visitors who are slated to help him wrap up the newest project.
Lea Michele opens up about her engagement, being plagued by 'bizarre' illiteracy rumors
When Zandy Reich popped the question to Lea Michele, she genuinely thought he was kidding. "I was so surprised, I kept saying, 'Stop joking around, stop joking around!'" she told Andy Cohen on "Watch What Happens Live" this week (via E! News). "I keep thinking [the ring] is borrowed and I have to give it back at some point," she added. Though she really does own the ring, there's one thing she's not about to own — the strange rumor that she's illiterate that hit the Internet earlier this year. "I woke up one day and all of a sudden all online, someone had made like a conspiracy video — 45-minute long video — trying to prove that I can't read or write," she recalled, looking confused. "Not only do I have to memorize pages and pages, they said that Ryan Murphy would have to read the lines to me." The "Glee" producer apparently saw the video too. "Ryan called me. He's like, 'Do people think that I have the time in my life to come and do this?'" she recalled. Ultimately, she laughed it all off — but not without calling the whole thing "the most bizarre thing that ever happened in my life."
Ryan Reynolds opens up about his battle with anxiety
Ryan Reynolds is a bundle of nerves — most of the time, apparently. The star of the "Deadpool" franchise opens up about the issue in a new interview with the New York Times, telling the paper, "I have anxiety. I've always had anxiety," before going on to explain how deeply the anxiety has affected him. "Both in the lighthearted 'I'm anxious about this' kind of thing, and I've been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun," he admits. Acting, Ryan says, gives him temporary relief from the feeling. "When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set," he says. He has other ways to relieve the tension, too — including being funny (we assume trolling his wife, Blake Lively, on social media is its own form of stress buster). Ryan admits he felt extra anxiety ahead of "Deadpool 2," since it would automatically be compared to the first movie ("when there's built-in expectation, your brain always processes that as danger," he says) but he's also well aware of the fact that his anxiety goes back much further than that, to his childhood. Calling his dad "the stress dispensary in our house," the actor says he "became this young skin-covered micro manager" as a way of maintaining a sense of calm at home. "When you stress out kids, there's a weird paradox that happens because they're suddenly taking on things that aren't theirs to take on," he muses. For a time, the effect of all of that was what he describes as a "real unhinged phase" of self-medication. "I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way," he says. Now, he has Blake and their two kids to stick around for. It doesn't hurt that she can match him when it comes to wry wit. The Times points out that on Father's Day in 2015, Blake's tribute to her husband read, "Since the day our baby was born, I've felt so strongly in my heart that you were most likely the father." Says Ryan: "She gets me a lot."
Adrien Brody returns to the art world
Adrien Brody — the visual artist, not the actor — is back in action this week in New York City. The New York Post reports the Oscar-winner's latest installation hits the annual Armory Fair on Thursday, May 3. Adrien's piece, "Metamorphosis: Transformations of the Soul" is "reveals the various sources that have left an indelible mark on him," according to Fair director Nick Korniloff. It's not the first time he's shown work at the Fair, either — his first exhibited piece landed there in 2016 amid widespread surprise at his talent for painting. "All the artists, the noise, and the streets that raised me, as well as all the beauty, suffering and inspiration it exudes, is present in my work," he told the Daily News at the time. "This opportunity allows me to give that back and share it with my fellow New Yorkers."
Cate Blanchett wants Harvey Weinstein and other accused 'predators' prosecuted
Now that Hollywood's final talking about Harvey Weinstein and other (once) powerful men's habits of sexual misconduct, what should happen next? Cate Blanchett, who steps in as president of this year's Cannes Film Festival jury, addresses that question in Variety's new cover story. After assuring the interviewer that she "absolutely" considers herself a feminist, Cate is asked if Weinstein ever "behaved inappropriately towards her." She doesn't mince words with her answer — and she adds that those accused of such behavior must be taken to court for the world to see any resolution of the problem. "With me, yes," she says of Weinstein. "I think he really primarily preyed, like most predators, on the vulnerable. I mean I got a bad feeling from him. … He would often say to me, 'We're not friends.' [Meaning], I wouldn't do what he was asking me to do.… I'm interested in those people being prosecuted. We have to set a legal precedent." Cate, whose Woody Allen film "Blue Jasmine" won her a Best Actress Oscar, also addresses Dylan Farrow's claims the director molested her. "Obviously, Dylan Farrow has been living in a world of pain, and if the case has not been properly tried, then it needs to be reopened and go back into court because that's a place where those things get solved," Cate says. So would she ever work with Allen or Weinstein again? "I don't think Harvey will be making films with anybody," Cate declares. "He was brought on as the producer on many films that I had absolutely no say on. I didn't have a creative or functional relationship with him. Would I work with Woody again? I had a very productive time working with Woody, and he has written some of the most extraordinary roles for women. But at the time I worked with him I knew absolutely nothing about what was going on, and it came out subsequently. But, far more important than me adding to yet another headline … and finger-pointing is, if that issue has not been dealt with … I am absolutely for it to go back into the courts because there lies the solution."
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross dish on their new docu-series
On their upcoming docu-series, "Ashlee and Evan," Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross share an inside look at the making of their first joint album. And while they admit the process of recording the album and making the show hasn't been 100 percent easy, they say they've "had fun doing it." "I think in any relationship in this industry, there's a stress on relationships," Evan recently told ET. "I think that's reality, but in no way do I think that if a relationship is meant to be together and a marriage is meant to be together, that anything like a show or being in this industry can change that." Ashlee, who's had her own reality show before, added, "We've both been around it," in reference to the Hollywood machine and all the cameras. The pair also confessed they were a bit nervous to put the inner workings of their family life on camera, although Evan cautioned that he didn't "think any fear is coming from our relationship." One thing it may have been coming from was the feelings that come with putting their 2-year-old daughter and Ashlee's 9-year-old son on the show. "It's impossible to keep them away because we're with them every day, so they will be [on it], but we're strategic in how we do that," Evan explained. "We don't overdo it with them." The E! network has not yet announced a release date.
Bill Cosby's name removed from Television Academy website
Bill Cosby's name no longer appears anywhere on the Television Academy's website. That's according to Variety, which confirmed this week that all references to the comic had been yanked and that a bust statue of Cosby would not be returning to the organization's campus (it was previously removed during construction). The news comes on the heels of reports that Cosby's honorary degrees from multiple universities, including Yale, had been rescinded after he was found guilty of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.