Is that you, Kim?!
What a difference 17 years makes! Kim Zolciak-Biermann celebrated her daughter, Ariana Biermann's birthday on Wednesday, Oct. 17, by posting some throwback pics on Instagram. And as the Daily Mail points out, it's not just Ariana who's changed over nearly two decades. (Kim has been open about some of the plastic surgery she's had through the years, including a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, though she's long denied having had work done to her nose.) Wearing a sunny smile as she cradles her then-baby girl, Kim looks lovely, if unrecognizable, in the photo. "Happy Birthday to my angel @arianabiermann 17 on the 17th!!" she captioned the sweet shot. "I honestly wonder where the time went!? How has it been 17 yrs? I am so incredibly proud of you Ariana." Joking about the time Ariana was caught on security cameras sneaking out of the house — a moment the family documented on their show, "Don't Be Tardy" — Kim continued: "You have gone from sneaking out and sneaking sweets to being too damn honest lol and drinking celery juice! All jokes aside THANK YOU for choosing me to me your mom! I Never knew how we were going to get through our days 17 yrs ago and someone we managed." She ended the caption by telling her daughter, "You will always be my strength! Love you far beyond words!!!!!!!!"
Asked if they're married, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin say 'yes' in unison
After weeks of secrecy about whether they're married, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin confirmed to a fan this week that they are, in fact, husband and wife. Nona Melkoni tells Us Weekly she was grabbing a bite alongside the couple at Joan's on Third in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 16, when she inquired about their marital status. "I asked them if they were married and they simultaneously said 'yes'!" Nona gushed. "They were both very happy and kind. He told me that she's his angel. They were super sweet!" There's been some confusion about whether Hailey and Justin, both of whom are very religious, got married or simply got a marriage license when they visited a New York City courthouse in September. Fans began to believe they considered themselves married after Justin called Hailey his "wife" at the Stratford Perth Museum while visiting an exhibit about his career at the end of Sept. 30. Despite Justin's recent emotional struggles around the fact that his ex, Selena Gomez, is back in a treatment program for anxiety and depression, he and Hailey have been spotted around Los Angeles multiple times this week. According to one Us source, the last time they hit up Joan's, they were "very lovey-dovey," as Justin hugged his lady while they waited for their meals to arrive. Although Justin recently signed a lease for a pad in Los Angeles, the pair have reportedly looked at housing options this week as well; according to Us, they checked out Demi Lovato's four-bedroom, five bath home in the Hollywood Hills on Wednesday. She put it on the market after overdosing there this summer.
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John Stamos and Caitlin McHugh are trying to have another baby
At 55, John Stamos is well aware of the ticking sound his biological clock is making. That's thanks to his wife, 32-year-old Caitlyn McHugh, who John says is all about getting pregnant again, stat, because of his age. Unfortunately, their son, Billy, seems to have a different agenda. "We are trying, but the kid is like a c-block," John joked on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," referring to his 6-month-old's habit of interrupting when mom and dad are attending to, er … stork business. He went on to recall a recent scenario in which Caitlyn called him to come home. She was ovulating and thought maybe the time was right to get baby No. 2 underway. "We try to do it fast, and start hearing this 'waaaa waaaa,'" John told the hosts (via Us Weekly). "He screeches and that ruined the mood." John and Caitlyn welcomed their first child in April. And despite the "Full House" alum's jokes, he's clearly in love with the little guy. Later on "Live," he welled up when he admitted, "This is the longest I've ever been away from him."
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Kendall Jenner's security spots alleged stalker by her pool, on her porch
Kendall Jenner's been dealing with stalkers for years and last week, she had another scary experience. TMZ reports John Ford — the man who was ordered last month to stay 1,000 feet away from Kendall's gated community — managed to climb over a "mountainside" in the back of the complex to access Kendall's property last week. He was reportedly chilling by the model's pool when security saw him. He split before they could get to him. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, however, he entered the complex again. This time, security spotted him on Kendall's front porch and were able to get police on the scene in time to apprehend him. He was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold while in custody and charged with criminal trespass as well as violating a protective order. Security has since been added to various points around the complex, according to TMZ.
Are Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn secretly engaged?
For the second time this year, Life&Style is claiming Taylor Swift and her boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn, are engaged and planning a wedding. And for the second time, Gossip Cop is denying the report. According to the tab, Taylor is hoping for a ceremony along the lines of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding — perhaps because Joe is British — and has already set her sights on having Selena Gomez serve as one of 12 bridesmaids. Finally, Life&Style's alleged insider says the happy couple will likely head to Turks and Caicos for their honeymoon, where they'll start trying for their first child. A source close to Taylor tells Gossip Cop … not so much. If Taylor and Joe do get engaged, by the way, don't look for a big public announcement. As Joe recently told British Vogue of his relationship, "I'm aware people want to know about that side of things … I think we've been successfully private." He ended the discussion about his love life by telling the magazine, "I'd rather talk about work."
Ellen DeGeneres makes Naomi Osaka's Michael B. Jordan dreams come true
Ellen DeGeneres even trolls in the best way possible. After tennis star Naomi Osaka revealed on "Ellen" that her celebrity crush is Michael B. Jordan, Ellen noticed that Naomi was turning 21 on Tuesday, Oct. 16. "Happy birthday, @Naomi_Osaka_," Ellen tweeted. "I got you a present." She then tagged MBJ — and included a shirtles photo of the "Creed" star looking particularly amazing. Poor Naomi could only reply, "pls block me 😩." Enter Michael himself. "This one is better and more recent. LOL 😂 Happy Belated Bday Naomi," he wrote, sharing a similarly shirtless and amazing selfie. "But seriously I want to invite you to the Creed 2 premiere as a bday present 🎁," he added. Naomi was clearly stunned — and all about Michael's offer. "LOL what is going on 💀😂???" she asked. "Thanks for the bday wishes, If you're serious I would totally want to go 🤗🙏." Of the comments and giggle Emojis that followed, we think British tennis player Laura Robson tweeted it best when she wrote, "Naomi.. Your birthday has blessed us all 🙏🏼."
Jamie Lee Curtis cracked a rib making the latest 'Halloween'
Jamie Lee Curtis is back on the big screen this week as Laurie Strode — the same character that jump started her career when she was 19 in "Halloween." The film is being touted as "a direct sequel to John Carpenter's 1978 original," according to ET, and it sounds like Jamie filmed the horror flick with the same all or nothing mindset she applied to her first bout with serial killer Michael Myers. "It was hard. The whole thing was very hard," the actress, 59, told ET at the Los Angeles premiere on Wednesday. Oct. 17. "I ended up with a cracked rib at the end of it. [I was] bruised and cut. But that's the nature of the beast." She shrugged, adding, "If you don't get hurt, you're not doing it right." "Halloween" hits theaters Friday.
In producing "A Private War," which tells the true story of war correspondent Marie Colvin, and signing on to play Megyn Kelly in a biopic about Roger Ailes and his fall from grace, Charlize Theron, is a few steps closer to her goal of giving more voice to women in film, both onscreen and off. She appears on one of Elle's multiple Women in Hollywood cover stories, where she explains, "You cannot tell the universal, diverse stories of this earth that we live on without women and their participation. You just can't do it — it's impossible." In the Q&A that follows, Charlize touches on a variety of hot button topics regarding gender and Hollywod in 2018, from Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault scandal ("When I look back and think about my experience with him, how I felt about him — we don't wanna just go by assumption — but there were definite things," she says, adding, "This is a moment for all of us to re-educate ourselves, not just men, but women, too") to the need for both sexes to fight for equality ("I'm inviting anybody on this boat," she declares. "You wanna join this fight? You're so welcome. Come with us,"). The Oscar winner also weighs in on a less discussed aspect of how women are treated differently in her field than men. "[Women] have to work so much harder to come back from a failure," she says of films that tank at the box office. "It's not so dependent on the star when it's a male. It's more, 'Well, maybe the movie didn't work.' With females, it's like, 'The movie didn't work because of her.' That needs to change. Financiers are more willing to finance a male star. I just wonder what beautiful storytelling we have missed out on because [people] were too scared to take a chance on a woman."
Woody Allen says he'll never stop writing, regardless of bad publicity
While some men accused of sexual misconduct in Hollywood have eschewed the spotlight, presumably until interest in stories about their alleged behavior wanes, Woody Allen seems to be defending himself with increasing regularity. This summer, he told an Argentine news outlet he "should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement" because he'd only been accused of sexual impropriety "by one woman in a child custody case." (That's technically not true: his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, maintains he molested her despite his denials and Mariel Hemingway has said he came onto her when they worked together.) When a reporter from Page Six checked in with him recently, she asked what he'd do if "bad publicity grows stronger" and more actors announce they won't work with him. It seems he won't change course if that happens. "I'm a writer," he said. "It's what I am. What I do. What I always will be. I'll write. Since I continually have ideas it'll be new ideas and I'll write new things."
Diddy and Cassie call it quits
After more than six years together, Diddy and Cassie Ventura have amicably called it quits. People reports the split happened "a few months ago," noting that the Bad Boy Records exec is not dating anyone new. Cassie is reportedly planning to focus on her acting and singing career. The couple were rumored to have been together since 2007 before they went ;public with their relationship in 2012. Asked why the pair weren't married on "Watch What Happens Live" in 2015, Diddy said he didn't want to risk having to "go to court and have somebody interfere" with his love life. "I'd rather just do the Goldie Hawn," he quipped, referring to Goldie's decades long romance with her beau, Kurt Russell.