Did Kim Zolciak Photoshop her 4-year-old daughter?
Kim Zolciak-Biermann is coming under fire again for potentially questionable photos she shared of her 4-year-old twins, Kaia Biermann and Kane Biermann. In the pics, Kaia wears a crop-top cut to her midriff and a bow in her hair, while Kane wears a long-sleeved T-shirt. "Have you ever seen a cuter duo," Kim captioned the shot.. "#29MinutesApart #KaiaWasBornFirst #TwinsRunOnMyMomsSide #MiniKimMiniKroy." E! News points out that while some followers threw shade in Kim's direction right off the bat for the crop-top her 4-year-old was sporting, others noticed something else. Earlier this week, Brielle Biermann posted another photo of Kaia that seemed to have been taken at the same time. To some, it looked like Kim may have Photoshopped Kaia's body before sharing her version of the image. The Instagram account, @TheGoodTheBadAndTheFake, shared split-screen images of the little girl's two pics, including close-ups of her face and body, that suggested some differences, although Kim's reps did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Meanwhile, Kim herself has had body tweaks on the brain. In particular, her breast reduction surgery which took her from a DD to a size C earlier this month. "It's like you know what, I'm 40, I'm tired. My back was hurting me and it wasn't proportionate," Kim said on her "House of Kim" podcast this week. "Kroy, the whole time, has not been that happy about it," she claimed. The former NFL star acknowledged that he was a fan of his wife's upper bod, then and now but took issue with the notion he wasn't supportive of her desire to change sizes. "I'm not against it by any means! I'm not negative about it." Kroy eventually offered: "I loved them. And I'm sure I'm gonna love these too."
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Sophie Turner did the weirdest thing when she met Justin Bieber — and Joe Jonas will never let her forget it
Ever get so flustered by a crush you virtually lose control of your body in their presence? Sophie Turner feels your pain. The "X-Men: Dark Phoenix " star stopped by "The Late Late Show" this week where she revealed that when Joe Jonas introduced her to Justin Bieber, her pre-existing condition of Belieber-ness led her to make a bizarre, borderline lewd gesture as … a greeting? … before her fiancé turned her around and got her out of the room, stat. "I've always loved Justin Bieber and I met him once … well, twice now. I don't want to brag, but I'm kind of in love with Justin Bieber," she told James Corden (via Billboard). She'd already recounted how her mom once gave her a life-size cut-out of herself with the Biebs that made Sophie fall "up the stairs" in tears. Anyway, the first time she met the singer, she was being given a tour of a house in Miami with Joe. She walked upstairs and was treated to a Canadian pop surprise. "I got up there and he's sat there shirtless in this dark room getting a head massage," she recalled, "and I was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing!" She then ran into a closet and cried. "And then I came out with Joe and Justin goes to Joe, 'Yo, Joe, I heard you got a new girl.' And Joe was like, 'Yeah, yeah, she's over there." Then, Sophie said, something she'll never understand came over her and inspired her sort of close her eyes, stick her tongue out and do something pretty much unprintable with her hand (think peace sign gone wrong) in sort of a terrifyingly odd dance move wiggle. She demonstrated it for the talk show host. "Wow, of all the things that I thought you were going to say that you did, that wasn't it," James said, attempting his own rendition. She added that Joe never let her live it down. Suffice it say, we are now dying to know what happened the second time she met him.
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Khloe Kardashian shares her approach to post-baby fitness: 'The last thing I want to do is yo-yo again'
It's only been five months since Khloe Kardashian welcomed her daughter, True, and her priority when it comes to getting back into shape right now is based on long-term goals. "I'm still active, I still workout, but I'm not like 'I have to lose 50 pounds in two months' or whatever those expectations are," Khloe tells Us Weekly. "It's very normal to lose weight at a slow process. For me, that's how I lost all my weight before and how it stayed off. I used to fluctuate weight because I would try all these diet fads and then I would gain the weight right back. I would always yo-yo. When I lost my weight and kept it off, it's when I lost it slowly. I know that expression 'the turtle wins the race', 'cause now I know, OK, let me lose it in a healthy way' so I keep it off, 'cause the last thing I want to do is yo-yo again in my life." Last month, her trainer, Gunnar Peterson, praised Khloe for her unwavering work ethic, telling the magazine, "She understands that [working out], it's a lifestyle." Khloe, meanwhile, is pleasantly surprised to find she's "not that insecure" about the areas of her body and fitness she feels she still needs to improve. "I know that I just had a baby, I'm still really athletic, I'm still able to do all of these things. It's just not my top, top priority — health and fitness is one of my major priorities but I feel good not putting so much pressure on myself. I think society and, in this day and age, people show you these snap backs and you're just like, 'Oh, my God. How do they look like that in a week?' You tend to even put the pressure on yourself but I've just been really enjoying these moments." She's still working her way back to her healthiest self, inside and out, she said. "I'm just doing it in my time."
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Rumored couple Nicki Minaj and Lewis Hamilton hit Dubai together
Nicki Minaj and Lewis Hamilton are once again fueling the romance rumors that surfaced during New York Fashion Week, when they appeared at the TommyXLewis Launch Party together before stepping out for what appeared to be a romantic dinner. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, Lewis posted an Instagram pic that showed Nicki seated between Lewis legs as they rolled through the desert in Dubai on an ATV, hands (and certain R-rated fingers) in the air. Less romantic? Perhaps. But if they were just pals something tells us Nicki would have rented a quad of her own … According to TMZ, Lewis tends to keep his relationships under wraps. He's previously been linked to Rihanna and Kendall Jenner.
Kristen Bell responds to backlash over her vaping weed around sober Dax Shepard
The Internet is neither forgiving nor compassionate, truths Kristen Bell is well aware of — at least now, she is. The actress recently appeared on Marc Maron's podcast, where she chatted about the fact that she sometimes vapes marijuana. The conversation turned to the fact that her husband, Dax Shepard, has been sober for 14 years, with Kristen pointing out that it doesn't bother him (in fact she said he's encouraged her to try other drugs). That didn't go over so well on social media. "I just found out about this, by the way," Kristen said on "The View" this week when she was asked about the backlash that ensued from her comments (via TooFab). "If you're not using your critical thinking skills and you can't give me the benefit of the doubt in a situation and you just come at me, I don't have time for that, I just don't. I respond to positive things." She said Dax is the one who brought up the negative comments. He also told her he came to her defense when he saw them. "He said he lost his privilege to drink, I didn't," she said. "He's like, that would be like asking a diabetic spouse, don't ever eat sugar in front of me." Fourteen years of sobriety, she added, is different than one year — and she said she might not touch the stuff if he were so early into his recovery that he might be inspired to indulge himself. "But if he sees me smoke a vape once a month, he's not giving me signals that he's going out on a three day bender," she said. Kristen, who lives in California where marijuana use is legal, said she also uses CBD oil daily for anxiety. "It scares people and it's OK that it scares people, but again, come into the conversation with critical thinking and ready to analyze it," she said. "Don't come in with like, 'That's bad.' No one's going to have a conversation with you if that's your point of view. I'm not a scary person. Sorry guys, I smoke weed, I like it, it's nice. I don't like do it around my kids, but I also don't think it's a very dangerous thing."
Duchess Meghan closed her own car door and people went bananas
It's the little things, y'all … like, really little. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex embarked on her first solo event as a royal this week, celebrating the opening of "Oceania" at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The exhibition is noteworthy because it's the first major survey of Oceanic Art ever held in the U.K., but what had people buzzing after Meghan's arrival was something else: when she showed up, she closed the car door behind her. Herself. (Cue the sinister music and screams.) For the record, the BBC reports someone opened the door for Meghan, she simply closed it behind her. That didn't stop a reporter from the Sun from posting on social media, "A princess who still takes the time to shut her car door. Well done Meghan!" or others from posting about her evident humility. "Usually, if you are a member of the royal family or a dignitary, you have a member of staff to open and close a car door for you," etiquette expert William Hanson told Radio 1 Newsbeat, adding that it was a security precaution rather than for "airs and graces." The BBC, meanwhile, pointed to the fact that Meghan "has form for this sort of behavior," citing her door-shutting rabble-rousing at last week's cookbook launch as an example. Now, if you'll excuse us, we have some pearls that need clutching …
Kim Richards' probation ends just in time for her birthday
Kim Richards is having quite the happy birthday week. Not only did she celebrate her big day with her sisters, Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton — both of whom she's had rocky relationships with in recent years — the 54-year-old is also celebrating the end of her probation. TMZ reports that while the former "Real Housewives" star completed 450 hours of community service and 52 AA meetings last December, she had a number of months to wait out before she would be off the hook for shoplifting $600 worth of Target supplies and drunkenly kicking a cop at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2015. That time has apparently come to an end. As for the unexpected sibling bonding? It seems sobriety is serving Kim well. "Having both of my sisters ❤️❤️❤️right next me to meant the world 🌎 @kathyhilton & @kylerichards18 I love you both so so much..❤️❤️," she gushed on Instagram after her birthday dinner in Los Angeles on Wednesday, sept. 26. "I know Mom & Dad were with us last night ⭐️⭐️," she continued. "Thank you for such a beautiful dinner last night ⭐️and bringing so many our dearest & special friends to celebrate my day and the beginning of this new year for me."
Bradley Cooper gets candid about the death of his father
A profile of Bradley Cooper published this week in the New York Times opens with acknowledgement that the writer, director and male lead of "A Star Is Born" is, as the headline states, "really not into this profile." That's because while Bradley wrestles with demons on film quite regularly, his new movie included, he doesn't like the idea of explaining how his life may have inspired any of what we see on the big screen, from his sobriety, to his new state of fatherhood to his relationship with Irina Shayk. One thing he does open up, though, is the death of his own father, Charles Cooper, who succumbed to cancer in 2011. Speaking to the Times, Bradley explained that he'd come home to the suburbs of Philadelphia to see Charles when he was ill. They caught an Eagles game together. Just two weeks after that, Bradley said his dad was in his arms when he passed away. "It's a new reality," he said. "Everything, everything. It's not even one thing, it's a whole new world," he continued. "And it was instantaneous. It wasn't like, months later. It was like, his last exhale, and I was holding him, and it was like, everything changed."
Vanessa Hudgens to debut menswear-inspired clothing line this month
Back in 2011, Vanessa Hudgens told Wonderwall she was "so in love with" fashion, she was working towards designing her own line. Seven years later, the actress is ready to release her first line — a collection of suits and separates through the brand Suistudio. "I was like a kid in the candy store picking out buttons and fabrics and details. Whenever you step into a new pair of shoes, it's slightly terrifying, but I knew what my vision was," Vanessa recently told Page Six. Noting that she's inspired by vintage YSL and Chanel, she said she also included rich hues from the fall color pallet like brown with hints of copper and dark gold. "My biggest style inspiration is Bianca Jagger, because she did effortless femininity meets masculinity, and I think there's something very powerful about that," Vanessa said. "The way she presented herself to the world was really elegant, but kind of bada–." The line features five "complete looks," a $799 three-piece suit and $100 – $499 separates ranging from vests to blazers to pants. The collection hits stores Oct. 11.
Kanye West pairs a redesigned 'MAGA' hat with a Colin Kaepernick sweatshirt
On the morning of Thursday, Sept. 27, an unexplained "😳" appeared in the Twitter feed of The Fader magazine. Some followers wondered if the music mag's staff watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify about Brett Kavanaugh. But we suspect TMZ may have been on the right track. Around the same time, the website reported that Kanye West had visited The Fader offices clad in Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hat, along with a white sweatshirt bearing the name of Colin Kaepernick, whose peaceful, take-a-knee protest inspired the president to call him a name we won't publish here. According to TMZ, Kanye explained the seeming contradiction like this: "But it's my hat, I redesigned it. I changed the brim, I mean I changed the shape right here and I put positive energy into the hat." Kanye infamously faced a slew of backlash after he publicly threw his support behind Trump. He also tweeted in support of Kaepernick's controversial Nike ad. Said 'Ye: "I stand for giving everyone a voice."