Kim Kardashian West slammed for calling corn rows 'Bo Derek braids'
Kim Kardashian West's new 'do isn't doing wonders for her reputation. The mom of three posted a Snapchat story of her braided, beaded, silver-dyed locks over the weekend, calling them her "Bo Derek braids," in reference to the model and actress' iconic look in the movie "10." She was quickly reprimanded and chastised by social media users who found it offensive that she would credit a white actress with the corn row style. "Kim Kardashian on snap talking about some Bo Derek braids. Kim they are called CORN ROWS," wrote one irked commenter (via the Daily Mail). "First of all, f— you @KimKardashian for wearing cornrows and calling them 'Boderrick braids,'" another user snapped. "Second of [all] f— you again for crediting the creation of 'boderrick braids' to a white woman who was culturally appropriating cornrows to begin with." Another user called her "a culture vulture." As of Monday, Jan. 30, Kim had yet to comment on the backlash.
Kris Jenner's alleged stalker to undergo mental health assessment
A woman accused of stalking Kris Jenner and hacking into Kourtney Kardashian's email account may not have the mental health needed to stand up for herself in court. That's according to prosecutors in the stalking case against Christina Bankston, whom The Blast reports will see her trial date pushed back to March so that she can undergo mental testing first. In court documents excerpted by The Blast, the alleged stalker "may be presently suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering her mentally incompetent to the extent that she is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against her or to assist properly in her defense." The decision comes after Christina was arrested for allegedly hacking Kris' social media and email accounts and sending her texts in which she threatened Kris, begged her to make Christina famous and talked about making a sex tape with her. She also told Kris she was following her, according to the daily Beast. Christina's father has since said his daughter has suffered from bipolar disorder.
Kesha shares an emotional 'thank you' following Grammy Awards performance
After wowing the Grammy Awards audience with her all-white clad performance of "Praying" on Sunday, Jan. 28, Kesha hopped on Instagram to thank those who stood up for her as she navigated her lawsuit against Dr. Luke over the past few years as well as Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha and the Resistance Revival Chorus, all of whom joined her onstage for the performance. "After everything you've done I can thank you for how strong I have become," she posted on Instagram, referencing a lyric from the song before writing, "thank you to the @recordingacademy, the women on stage with me tonight, and everyone who has supported me through this whole journey." Although Kesha has dropped the 2014 lawsuit she filed against her former producer based on her claims he sexually, verbally and emotionally abused her, she used the experience to fuel new material like the song "Praying." Her performance over the weekend earned a standing ovation.
Gwyneth Paltrow on wedding plans: 'I gotta dial it back'
For Gwyneth Paltrow, it's taken a lot of effort to get to where she can open up and get close to someone else, even her fiance, Brad Falchuk. "It's a life-long project," she told ET at the Goop Health Summit in New York City over the weekend. "I think that there are certain people who have a really hard time with intimacy. I always say, I'm a good sister. I'm a good daughter. I'm a good girlfriend. I'm a good mother. That romantic slice of the pie chart of my life has always been where I find my deepest work … I just am trying to towards intimacy instead of being scared of it and I'm really lucky that I found a partner that's patient and loves me and is willing to help me with my process." As for her wedding, Gwyneth said she hasn't started making formal plans but she knows what she doesn't want. "I think I'm [too] old to have a big wedding and a big ole white dress and all that," Gwyneth said. "I gotta dial it back." Whatever she and Brad decide, there's a good chance Gwyneth's ex-husband, Chris Martin — who gets along well with Brad — will be in attendance, although the actress and entrepreneur cautioned that the development of her current coparenting situation and modern family she has with Chris, Brad and her kids hasn't been easy to achieve. "It's been really a process to get to the point where we can all be together and luckily I have a deeply loving ex-husband, who's very open minded, and we've been able to create something. It's for the kids. You don't want your kids to suffer," she said. "Obviously if I could have stayed married to the father of my kids, that's kind of the dream, but it didn't work out for me. So you have to adapt and learn, learn your lessons and move on, and that's what we're trying to do."
Cardi B has an adorable Bono fangirl moment
How do you know you've made it in the music industry? For Cardi B, that milestone comes in the form of a handwritten letter from Bono — and that's just what he gave her over the weekend. The singer and rapper shared a video during the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 28, in which she held up the letter and gushed, "Oh my God I got a f—— note from Bono, This is f—— Bono. He knows me! … Nobody talk to me now! Where's Bono? And our names both start with a 'B.'" She captioned the clip, 'I️ CANT BELIEVE IT !!" Bono perforned with Kendrick Lamar at the top of the show before coming out with the Edge to present the award for Album of the Year. Cardi B also performed. She was nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance but lost out to Kendrick.
Diddy's pre-Grammy bash caused gridlock in NYC
Diddy ended up hosting one of the biggest parties in the Big Apple over Grammy weekend. The throwdown at Catch in New York City's Meatpacking District reportedly drew some 1,000 guests, including stars such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, French Montana, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beatz, Ne-Yo and Timbaland as well as Diddy's girlfriend, Cassie. The star power expected for the event, which kicked into full swing after midnight as guests arrived from Clive Davis' annual party, also attracted hundreds of onlookers — and plenty of traffic jams in the neighborhood, according to the New York Post. "Hip Hop was seen as a non priority in the 90s, it was seen as a genre of music that wouldn't last," Diddy tweeted the next day as. "It was so raw and infectious that it broke out of just being a trend and became the culture. This is the most diverse line up of Grammy nominees in history!!"
Sam Smith brought his boyfriend Brandon Flynn to the Grammys
He may not have shared the red carpet with his Grammy-performer boyfriend but actor Brandon Flynn did accompany Sam Smith to music's biggest night on Sunday, Jan. 29. According to Us Weekly, Sam and Brandon were spotted backstage at Madison Square Garden during the Grammy Awards, where the couple chatted with stars and pals including Janelle Monae and Camila Cabello. "I'm in a relationship right now and for the first time, I think I deserve to be happy," Sam told the Jan. 3 edition of V magazine. "I'm actually asking myself if I'm going to be writing some happy love songs soon," he added. During the show, Sam brought the house down with a performance of his song, "Pray," from his new album, "The Thrill Of It All."
No investigation planned for doctors who prescribed Tom Petty lethal drug combination
Following Tom Petty's death, his family said in a statement that they believed pain from his broken hip was so severe the singer overused his prescribed medication, thereby accidentally causing his death. Others, however, have spoken out to urge the authorities to investigate the doctors who prescribed his medication, given that he had prescriptions for things that could — and did — kill him when taken together. The Blast checked in with the LAPD and the L.A. County Coroner's office, both of which said they were not investigating the doctors involved in prescribing the oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl that were in his system when he died. The fentanyl could have been a byproduct from the Fentanyl patch he was wearing. It could also have been fentanyl that was illegally obtained, according to The Blast. Speaking to the website, Dr. Drew said: "The doctors are the ones who should be held accountable. It is very hard to overdose from just prescribed fentanyl patches, but it is very easy to overdose if taken together with benzodiazepines." The alprazolam, or Xanax, Tom had in his system when he died, is a benzodiazepine. The singer was 66 when he died on Oct. 2, 2017.
Liev Schreiber and Taylor Niesen take Liev's kids to the movies
Liev Schreiber and former South Dakota beauty queen Taylor Niesen stepped out with Liev's sons in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 29, doing little to quell rumors the two could be dating. The group was reportedly headed to a movie theater to enjoy a little weekend downtime together when they were photographed. Despite the romance rumors fluttering around Liev, 50, and Taylor, 26, the actor's rep told the Daily News last month the two are just friends adding that Taylor sometimes helps Liev with the kids, whom he shares with his ex, Naomi Watts.
Tyga has a bench warrant out for his arrest
Woops. There's a bench warrant out for Tyga thanks to his failure to appear in court to discuss a judgment against him stemming from injuries a woman sustained when a piece of lighting equipment allegedly fell during one of Tyga's shows and hit her in the head. TMZ reports Tyga was due to show the judge his assets, as he has yet to pay the woman what started out as a $236,000 fee. According to the website, the judgment has grown since then; Tyga now owes more than $250,000. It's not Tyga's first skipped court date. Back in 2016, a warrant was issued for his arrest after he was a no-show at a hearing related to a lawsuit filed by his former landlord.