Kim Kardashian West makes $10M in one day on her new fragrance
For Kim Kardashian West, even being tied up and robbed can apparently inspire a sales pitch. After Kim found that healing crystals helped her to stay calm in the wake of her terrifying run-in with burglars in Paris last year, she opted to create her new KKW Fragrance bottles with citrine, quartz and rose quartz packaging. The fragrances went on sale online on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and within one day, Kim had grossed a whopping $10 million on the line, according to TMZ. She advertised that only 300,000 bottles of her Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Oud and Crystal Gardenia Citrus would be made. The fragrances were expected to sell out within two days, grossing Kim about $14 million. Healing power, indeed.
Blake Shelton jokes his Sexiest Man honor is 'going to be humbling' for Gwen Stefani
Move over, Gwen Stefani. Your insane beauty ain't got nothin' on your man's sexiness — at least not according to People magazine … or Blake Shelton's sense of humor. Blake, who was named People's No. 1 hottie this week, stopped by "Ellen" after his cover was released. When Ellen DeGeneres joked that his presence made the room "hotter," Blake quickly pointed out he intended to take full advantage of his Sexiest Man honor. "I mean, you know, you can't be the Sexiest Man Alive unless you're the Sexiest Man Alive," he joked (via E! News). "You know, I said this in the magazine — when I did my interview for Sexiest Man Alive — that I'd been fat and ugly my whole life, and if only for one year I get to be sexy, I'm going to milk this for everything that it's worth." His first target? Adam Levine. "He's like the good-looking guy on 'The Voice,' anyway. But I'm just saying, Adam is not happy because he was the only sexy guy on the panel until this new law of the land was enforced by People magazine," Blake quipped before going after his girlfriend. "I feel bad for [Gwen], because she has been in the spotlight and this symbol of beauty," he teased. "And now you're overshadowing her?" Ellen wondered. "I guess," the singer joked. "You know what? It's going to be humbling. It's going to be humbling — for her. But, I think she's got a big enough heart she can deal with it."
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Amber Heard accepts GQ Woman of the Year award 'on behalf of my dogs'
Australia is apparently a forgiving country. Either that or Australians are all about breakin' the law. This week, the Down Under edition of GQ announced Amber Heard — who was famously tried in court for illegally bringing her dogs into the country — is the magazine's Woman of the Year for 2017. "I was on the plane [to Sydney] and the pilot came on the speaker… and said, by the way, we just got news that the vote came in… and the whole plane erupted in this chorus of applause," Amber said when she accepted the award "on behalf of my dogs" on Wednesday, Nov. 15 (via the Daily Mail). "Every single person on the plane clapped." She added, "I remember 10 years ago I went to hold my girlfriend's hand and I was told that was a death sentence in Hollywood. Ten years late the whole plane was clapping. It bought a tear to my eye. I feel very honored and humbled."
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Would Nicki Minaj ever record with Beyonce?
If you were hoping Nicki Minaj might team up with another major pop star for a "Watch the Throne,"-style project, be prepared to be disappointed. In the new issue of Paper, Nicki opens up about her forthcoming album — kinda — and possible collaborators. "I would be open to doing [that] if the time was right. I haven't thought too much about that, though," she admits. "The only person that I've seen a lot of people speak on, when talking about an album of that caliber, is Beyoncé 'cause we did '***Flawless' [remix] and 'Feeling Myself' and we've actually performed together. I always see a lot of people saying, 'Oh my gosh, a joint album with you guys would be really dope,' but, you know, those are the kinds of things that are just wishful thinking from fans …They're far-fetched because usually artists are in such different places in their personal lives and career lives that it's hard to make that work." As for the album she does have in the works, Nicki's not sharing much info on that, either. "I think the real music lovers just wanna be surprised, and all they care about is if I've grown as an artist and if they're gonna be able to truly relate," she says. "I really don't have much to say about the album other than it's great and I'm excited about it."
Angelina Jolie speaks out about sexual violence around the world
As reports of sexual predation and assault continue to flood Hollywood and Capitol Hill following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, Angelina Jolie is calling attention to sexual violence around the globe. She's also demanding politicians join the fight against it. "Sexual violence is everywhere – in the industry where I work, in business, in universities, in politics, in the military, and across the world," the actress, director and refugee advocate said in her keynote address at the U.N. Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial Conference in Vancouver on Wednesday, Nov. 15 (via People). "All too often, these kinds of crimes against women are laughed off, depicted as a minor offense by someone who cannot control themselves, as an illness, or as some kind of exaggerated sexual need. But a man who mistreats women is not oversexed. He is abusive," she continued. Angelina went on to assert that sexual violence is "a critical obstacle to achieving women's equality and our full human rights," pointing out, "It is cheaper than a bullet, and it has lasting consequences that unfold with sickening predictability that make it so cruelly effective." Citing the sexual violence that befalls female Rohingya refugees and women, girls and babies in the Democratic Republic of Congo, she reminded the audience that sexual violence is "used as a weapon," but "many people still believe that it is simply not possible to do anything about it." Taking a stand against such violence, she noted, is possible. "We have the laws, the institutions, and the expertise in gathering evidence," Angelina said. "We are able to identify perpetrators. What is missing is the political will."
How 'GLOW' changed Alison Brie's perspective on her body
When "GLOW" hit Netflix, viewers quickly discovered what seemed like a hilarious riff on the '80s women's wrestling show was actually kind of deep — even a vehicle for feminism and the importance of bonding between women. "GLOW" star Alison Brie, who had to train for her role, recently explained to Women's Health that there was a deeper layer to getting in shape for the show, too. "I was transitioning fat into muscle without losing weight or gaining weight. But I say that loosely because I don't own a scale. I haven't weighed myself in years," Alison said (via the Daily Mail). When she started training, though, it affected her in ways she didn't expect. "I came out of it feeling like a totally different person. It changed everything," she said. "It's a nice feeling because you live your life more and care less about what other people think. … Your career will fluctuate; you'll have highs and lows. But I can always go to the gym and work out. I'm in control of myself and my body." While she once experienced :touch-and-go body issues" and "some mildly recurring dysmorphia," Alison says her perspective on her body is different today: "Now I feel like strength is beautiful, rather than that stick-skinny is the beauty standard."
Hoda Kotb's daughter is already a fan of her new children's book
Now that she's settled into motherhood with her daughter, Haley Joy, Hoda Kotb is preparing to release her first children's book. She announced the news on "Today" this week, explaining that the book's title, "I've Loved You Since Forever" came from something she wrote in her journal when she was "waiting for Haley," whom she adopted earlier this year. "I feel like I put my heart in a book jacket and then just put it out there," she said on the show after sharing the cover with the audience. "'Before birds flew over rainbows and monkeys swung on tress, there was you, and there was me,'" Hoda said, reading a line from the boo. "I think the refrain of "there was you and there was me" is an easy thing for kids to get into," she added. According to the New York Post, Hoda's mini-me is already all about the story. "Hoda read the book to Haley Joy for the first time the other night," a source told the tab, "and her little girl started chewing one of the pages." "I've Loved You Since Forever" hits bookstores in March.
Bella Thorne, Pete Wentz and more celebs react to Lil Peep's death at 21
Rapper and singer Lil Peep, who was known for mixing emo and rap and had just released his first album, was found dead at age 21 this week. As the news of his unexpected passing circulated, those close to him in the music industry and beyond took to social media to express their grief. "Peep had so much more to do man he was constantly inspiring me. I dont feel good man," Diplo tweeted (via E! News). Pete Wentz was shocked as well, posting, "No. Not lil peep. …There's something about this that hurts a little bit more… I mean @DCD2records went to his show last week- when I talked to him on ig I felt so connected. Tough to process." Sam Smith tweeted about Lil Peep's death as well, posting "Seeing the news of Lil Peep is so desperately sad," while Bella Thorne reminded fans the late performer was more than just a talented musician. "I just want to say to anybody out there who's a Lil Peep fan, you guys know how talented he was. You guys know how great he was. Well, he was even more great as a person," she tweeted, adding, "F— I don't know what to say. Peep you deserved more out of life. Life didn't do your greatness justice." His cause of death has not been announced.
Will Arnett opens up about his new show, 'Hot Date'
Will Arnett is expanding his resume. With some downtown from "Flaked" available, the comic is executive producing Pop TV's satirical sketch series about romance, "Hot Date," starring Emily Axford and Brian K. Murphy. Speaking to Us Weekly, Will said he was hooked as soon as he saw the title. "It came in an email and I opened it and was like, 'Oh, it's this …' I'm such a fan of Murphy and Emily's videos and the content they created at CollegeHumor is so great," he gushed. "They have very clear, distinct comedic voices. I'm just excited to try and help them take that to a bigger platform and longer format. Sketch is very limiting. You gotta get in, say your jokes and get out. That's true. The idea to take those elements that are really funny and weave in a narrative is interesting and a bold idea and they've executed so well." Asked why he was up for coming on as the show's producer rather than as its star, he explained: "Of course getting to perform and play a character is super fun. That's the gravy to me, if you will. But being able to be an EP on this show and really facilitate and step out of the way, help to create that platform as much as I can and just let them do what they're really good at … that to me is equally as satisfying on a different level: watching funny people do something inventive and cool."
How Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger fell in love
Newlyweds Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger fell in love the "Victorian" way. That's according to Patton, who chatted with Jimmy Kimmel on his show this week about his new wife and how they started dating. "[Meredith and I] met online," he told Jimmy (via Us Weekly), before explaining that there was a little more to it than that. "We met because we have a mutual friend, the actress Martha Plimpton. She threw a dinner party and she invited both of us but we never met. At the last minute I couldn't go because of some travel," he said. "We have all of these mutual friends on Facebook and Meredith messaged me the next day and says, 'You missed some amazing lasagna last night dude.' That was on February 28. We started talking. We didn't meet face to face until May 20." Calling the whole thing an "exchanging letters kind of romance," he told Jimmy the two fell for each other by discussing culture and other things online. "Like every night we would write about life, politics, books," he said. "We did all of the deep stuff you do after the date so by the time we met on our first date I was so head over heels."