Did Kim Kardashian West vote for Kanye West?
After staging a brief, faith-based presidential campaign, Kanye West voted for himself for president on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Both he and Kim Kardashian West shared their voting news on social media on Election Day. Kim, however, didn't say she voted for her husband. Instead, she simply shared a selfie with her "I Voted" sticker on display — and "liked" a tweet from Kid Cudi that read, "Vote for Biden if you a real one." Kim, who has remained largely silent on the matter of her husband's campaign as well as her preferred presidential candidate, also retweeted a post from Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris focused on making sure everyone's vote gets counted. Kanye came under fire over the summer when it was revealed he had some campaign help from Republicans connected to Donald Trump.
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Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop Gift Guide is here: Who needs a $35k commode?
If "to know thyself is the beginning of wisdom," then Gwyneth Paltrow and her Goop site and brand are straight-up owls. Gwyneth's long-running, annual Goop Holiday Gift Guide arrived this week and once again, the collection gleefully leans in to outlandishly priced luxury items while acknowledging said outlandishness right from the outset. Now titled, "The Ridiculous But Awesome Gift Guide," this year's list features an artisanal mattress from the already over-the-top pricey (but super eco-friendly) brand, Avocado that starts at $38,000 … a Ouija board by Edie Parker for $1,995 (somehow, dropping $2k on a Ouija board seems like solid proof you're already possessed by demons) … a skateboard seemingly designed specifically to make actual skaters cringe: the $4,425 "Savana Dance longboard" … and a "Pyramid Commode" priced to save at just $35,000. Unless Nicolas Cage, proud owner of New Orleans' only pyramid tomb, is on your list this year, though, we'd like to direct you to what looks like the best buy on Goop's 2020 list. That would be the Lordship Title Pack, courtesy of EstablishedTitles.com, which entices shoppers to bestow their special someone with a Lord or Laird (lady) title by purchasing one square foot of land on a private estate in Scotland. It'll only run you $49.95. And since the company asks that new "landowners" keep their one square foot of dirt in its "natural state," the gift, "contributes to the preservation and protection of woodland areas in Scotland," according to the company's website. As Goop promises in its introductory gift list blurb, "Ridiculous is in the eye of the beholder. So…behold!" Indeed, Goop, indeed.
Miley Cyrus responds to claims she unfollowed stars over Kendall Jenner's birthday party, redirects conversation to voting
Amid ongoing backlash over the birthday party Kendall Jenner hosted on Halloween night — at which 100-odd guests shared one another's close company, sans masks or social distancing — a Twitter user claimed Miley Cyrus unfollowed the birthday girl, along with Kylie Jenner, The Weeknd and others who attended the bash. "Miley cyrus unfollowed everyone that was partying last night omg," the user wrote on Sunday. CommentsByCelebs, however, noticed that on Monday, Miley herself chimed in — and she sounded vaguely appalled the matter was even up for discussion just 24 hours before Election Day. "Never. Followed. Any. Of. Them. To. Begin. With," Miley responded. She then promptly changed the subject, pointing out the bigger fish America has to fry this week. "Let's stop talkin bout who I follow on the d— gram and talk about VOTING!" she added. "1 day to go! #BidenHarris."
Chrissy Tiegen makes first public appearance since devastating pregnancy loss
After Chrissy Teigen and John Legend lost their baby 20 weeks into Chrissy's pregnancy last month, the model and mother of two took a hiatus from social media and public appearances. On Monday, she returned to the spotlight for the first time since then, supporting her husband John Legend with their kids at a drive-in campaign rally for Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris in Philadelphia, where John spent his college years at the University of Pennsylvania. At one point, after his performance of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' "Wake Up Everybody," John turned to the wings, where Chrissy was watching with their daughter Luna, 4, and son Miles, 2. "I want to send a shoutout — actually, can you come onstage, baby?" John said, according to People. "I want you guys to see, my wife is here. My daughter Luna is here. My son Miles is here. We're teaching our young people early to participate in their democracy." He then introduced his song "Never Break," which he recently dedicated to Chrissy at the Billboard Music Awards. "I wrote this song as a tribute to our relationship and the fact that love can get us through all kinds of tough times," he told the audience. "We know that the whole nation is going through tough times right now. … This song is called 'Never Break." Chrissy's appearance comes one week after she published a moving essay on Medium about her pregnancy loss and why she felt it was important to share her story.
Travis Scott reportedly deactivated his Instagram for family reasons
Over the weekend, Travis Scott attended Kendall Jenner's Halloween-slash-birthday party. And while Kendall later got dragged for the lack of masks and social distancing at the 100-person bash, Travis faced less serious backlash for his confusingly brown Batman costume, which trolls thought made him look more like a bug than a bat. As criticism poured in on his Instagram, his account suddenly went offline. But a Page Six source says he didn't deactivate the account because of his costume critics. "Halloween had nothing to do with it," said the insider. "He is focusing on his family and their well-being and wants to influence his fans to do the same instead of being so consumed with social media." The source added that Travis, who shares 2-year-old daughter Stormi Webster with Kylie Jenner, believes it's "important" he get off social media at what is "such a critical time in the world right now." As for the mask-free Halloween party, Kendall's mom Kris Jenner told Andy Cohen on SiriusXM Radio Monday that every guest was tested for COVID-19 days before the event and again prior to entry at the venue.
Katy Perry, Cardi B and Leslie Odom Jr. stage last-minute voting PSAs
Tuesday, Nov. 3, is (finally) Election Day in the U.S. — and just about every Hollywood A-lister is using their platform to remind fans to make sure they vote in what's already been a historic race. Of course, some celebs have bigger platforms than others … Take Katy Perry, for example. On Monday, the singer shared a hilarious video on Instagram that showed her wearing a massive "I Voted" sticker costume while standing on a street corner in Los Angeles, urging passing drivers to honk if they voted and occasionally just hollering, "Go vote!" at people. She ends the clip by stuffing herself, costume and all, into a liquor store (for reasons Hilary Duff can probably understand). She's not alone in her last-minute voting push, either. While Katy voted early in California, Cardi B voted on Election Day after interviewing Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden and issuing multiple pleas to her fan base to be pro-active in this election. After she voted on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the singer hopped on social media with a clip of herself — her face covered in "I Voted" stickers — assuring fans voting is worth it. "I voted. It was easy peazy," she says in the clip. "The hardest part was getting out the f—ing car. Go vote because … I don't know it feels good after you vote, you feel like you just did something. I don't know. I swear it's like a weird feeling." "Hamilton" star Leslie Odom, Jr., had a non-partisan message for fans as well, this week. In his case, it was musical plea for patience while all the votes are counted, given the extra complications the pandemic added to this year's process. The video, produced by RepresentUS, is a PSA in which Odom sings snippets of "Wait for It," from "Hamilton," then explains why we will not have an official election result on Election Night. "Look, this is pretty clear: Every American who voted deserves to have their voice heard," he says in the clip. "In this historic election, millions of you have mailed in your ballots or dropped them off, and all of us deserve to be counted." He continues: "These are votes from our grandparents, staying safe from COVID. Our overseas military, sending in their ballots by mail. Our neighbors, our friends. Nurses, teachers, firefighters. I mean, this is actually simple — voting is one of our fundamental rights and counting votes is the foundation of democracy. It may take time but your vote is worth waiting for, and I'm willing to wait for it." Happy voting!
Rihanna spotted shooting music video, sparking new music buzz
At this point — nearly five years to the month after Rihanna released "ANTI" — virtually anything the singer and designer does seems to rally fans into believing it's evidence new music is on the way. The latest new music buzz arrived Monday, after photos surfaced showing Rihanna "shooting a music video in downtown Los Angeles," according to photographers over at Backgrid. Hollywood.com noticed signage on the Nomad Hotel, apparently the venue being used for the shoot, that featured production-esque safety precautions to protect those involved from COVID-19. Rihanna is said to have been on the shoot for 11 hours on Thursday, Oct. 29, before returning again the next morning. But there's little to indicate whether she was shooting a video for a song of her own, a collaboration or even a Fenty ad of some kind. As she told the AP after her shoot for the Savage x Fenty Vol. 2 event, she is still working on new music but her focus is having "fun" with it. "Everything is so heavy. The world that we live in is a lot," she said at the time. "It's overwhelming every single day. And with the music, I'm using that as my outlet."
Jeannie Mai shares a health update from the hospital after exiting 'DWTS'
After Monday's news Jeannie Mai would be exiting "Dancing With the Stars" immediately to undergo emergency surgery, she shared a health update with fans via video on Monday night's show. Tyra Banks explained that Jeannie had surgery Sunday night to unblock her inflamed epiglottis, Jeannie explained her condition in more detail in the clip. "I found out that I have a throat abscess, where my tonsils and my throat had gotten so infected that it started permeating to the rest of the areas behind my neck and my ears that I had to get emergency surgery, which is why I'm here now," she said from her hospital bed (via CNN). She went on to say she was "absolutely devastated that my journey on 'Dancing with the Stars' has to end this way," but that surgery went "great," especially given how lucky she was to have had it when she did. "The Real" host added that a doctor told her, "If you had waited one more day, your throat would have closed up."
Khloe Kardashian shuts down pregnancy rumors with perfect tweet
Khloe Kardashian has officially mastered the art of the troll shut-down. Though we've seen her showcase her skills plenty of times in the past, the 34-year-old deserves extra points for the graceful way she nixed a Twitter user who commented on photos of her in a couple's costume with Tristan Thompson as Cleopatra and Mark Antony (and "Royal Highness True," as Khloe identified their little girl in the slideshow). Khloe's gorgeous gold outfit showed her super toned midriff. So she had a perfect comeback ready to rock when someone commented, "still convinced @khloekardashian is going to tell us in a couple months that she's pregnant." Khloe's perfect reply? "Well my abs say otherwise babe."
Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix open up about parenthood for the first time in op-ed about migrant children
This week, new parents Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix used interest in the birth of their son to shine a light on a recent report that revealed the parents of 545 children separated from their mothers and fathers at the U.S.-Mexico border between July 2017 and June 2018 are still missing. "As new parents, it's unbearable to imagine what it would feel like to have our child taken away from us for a day, let alone years," the couple wrote in an op-ed published by People on Monday. "But that's the very situation those 545 children and their parents have been living through. As Americans, it's our responsibility to continue paying attention to the plight of these families and get answers for why they still have not been located." They go on to reference, "the best efforts of immigration advocates and attorneys who have been racing across Central America trying to track those parents down," and remind readers that, "some of those parents were fleeing threats from gangs or other forms of violence, and it is impossible to say what may have happened to them." Rooney and Joaquin also cite child psychology statistics that suggest, "even short periods of forced removal from the care of a parent can cause irreparable emotional harm," adding, "… our hearts break to think about the suffering they've endured at our country's hands." They close by sharing questions they've been asking themselves –"Is this the country that we want? Are these our values? How will it feel to explain to our son, when he asks us about this time and how we treated scared, defenseless children, some of whom may never see their parents again?" — before ending on a hopeful note. "For the sake of our nation's character, I hope we will be able to tell him that America unequivocally rejected this cruelty," they say, "and demanded that our representatives did everything in their power to find those missing parents."