Kourtney Kardashian had the perfect response to trolls amid new puppy backlash
Kourtney Kardashian's kids got a special treat on Christmas morning — a ridiculously fluffy new puppy who was apparently on Kourtney and Scott Disick's 5-year-old son, Reign's list for Santa. But almost as soon as Kourtney started sharing photos of Reign and his brother and sister snuggling up to the pooch on Instagram, asking fans to help pick a name, she noticed a handful of comments suggesting she'd ditched the family's Pomeranian, Honey, replacing her with the new dog. "But do they still have her Pomeranian?" one user posted (via People). "Or do they just get rid of dogs for new ones." Kourtney chimed in to say, "Of course we still have Honey our baby Pom Pom," but that wasn't the last comment about her dog adoption policy. Another user snapped that the puppy would be "temporary since you never keep your dogs," prompting Kourtney to respond again. She was less easygoing this time. "Wow so much negativity we still have Honey, but thanks for your assumptions," she wrote, adding, "I'll assume Santa wasn't good to you, hence your vibes." Dog mom mic drop.
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Lily Allen and David Harbour hit with more engagement rumors
Did David Harbour put a ring on it? The "Stranger Things" star was spotted walking arm-in-arm with his girlfriend, Lily Allen, in New York City this week and Page Six noticed a new piece of jewelry on Lily's left ring finger, fueling a new round of engagement rumors. As of Friday, their reps hadn't commented, but it's at least the second time in recent weeks Lily's worn a gold band on her left hand. David, 44, and Lily, 34, went public as a couple in September, about a month after they were spotted on what appeared to have been a date at a theater in London.
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Kelly Clarkson reveals her nightly bedtime routine (and it does not involve the books on her nightstand)
Kelly Clarkson and her husband Brandon Blackstock apparently know how to keep the romance alive — on a nightly basis. In a new digital segment for the singer's talk show (via People), she and "The Voice" Season 14 winner Brynn Cartelli were trading low-key questions and answers when Brynn, 16, asked Kelly, 37, about her routine before bed every night. "Well, Brynn," Kelly said, laughing, "I was single for many years so … I have children, and how one makes children is generally what I do before bed — that's not a lie." Kelly pointed out her evening activity of choice is "real" and "natural." Brynn was totally on board. "And this is why America loves you," she quipped.
Kylie Jenner is the proud new owner of a $12k Beanie Baby
Kylie Jenner reportedly got herself a little extra Christmas gift this week — possibly, to complement the five new Hermes bags Santa delivered on Wednesday, Dec. 25. According to TMZ, the 22-year-old billionaire forked over $12,000 to Justin and Hailey Bieber's Paddle 8 charity auction for a custom Beanie Baby bear. Artist Dan Life designed the rare piece, which is covered in crystals, and only made five, making it a rare collector's item. TMZ reports Justin plans to hand-deliver the bear to its new owner. His auction served as a fundraiser for LIFT Los Angeles and Inner-City Arts, according to the Paddle 8 website.
Brandi Glanville, LeAnn Rimes share 'modern family' Christmas pic
Things continue to remain civil between Brandi Glanville, her ex Eddie Cibrian and his wife, LeAnn Rimes. On Christmas, both Brandi and LeAnn shared a photo that showed the whole group, along with Brandi and Eddie's kids and more family members, smiling and looking festive. While Brandi captioned the shot, "Merry Christmas #modernfamily," on social media, she was also careful to point out she and Eddie did not spend the day together. People noticed that after a fan commented that the former couple's sons looked "happy having both parents together for Christmas [because] … that's what matters the most," Brandi responded: "I was just picking them up at their dads house I was there for five minutes total. But yes that's all that matters." She reiterated the sentiment when Kim Richards commented, "Come a long way all of you!!! Best thing for all…Finally you all have Christmas with peace & joy. Means so much to our children," telling Kim on twitter that she "spent 5 minutes [with them] while picking up my children that is it." She then tweeted about her holiday again, writing: "I just want to make this clear I did not spend Christmas Day with my ex, his wife & family. Had I been invited I would have. I was simply picking up the boys car still running in the driveway & asked to take a quick pic. … I love everyone in that pic I just don't want it getting twisted. We are all in a good place I just didn't want it misconstrued." Eddie and LeAnn tied the knot in 2011 after he divorced Brandi following an affair with LeAnn.
Lana Del Rey offers 'no questions asked reward' for the return of family mementos, artwork
Lana Del Rey has asked her Twitter followers for help locating artwork and "family mementos" she said were stolen recently. "This week, family mementos including my sisters [sic] entire retrospective were taken," Lana tweeted on Thursday, Dec. 26. She was referring to her younger sister, Chuck Grant, a photographer who specializes in "fine documentary, portraiture, music, album art and … editorial grant shoots," according to Chuck's website. Lana continued: "I'd love to encourage whoever took it to please consider sending any of the scans of her previous work back to us for a no questions asked reward. The work we lost can't be reproduced and exists nowhere but where it was." It's unclear where the work was taken from.
Marie Osmond opens up about being body-shamed as a teen
Looking back, "The Talk" co-host Marie Osmond, who's been in the spotlight for most of her life because of her musical family, sees now how she internalized the body-shaming she suffered as a teen working in the studio system. But as she recently shared in an interview with Fox News, it wasn't until her family talked to her about getting and staying healthy that she was really able to start making positive changes. "From the time I started 'Donny & Marie,' age 15, I did starvation," Marie, 60, recalled. "I would literally starve myself for three days before taping, drinking lemon water and cayenne pepper with maple syrup so I can be skinny. One day, I was taken out into a parking lot and one of the studio people told me that if I didn't drop 10 pounds, they were going to cancel the show. They said I was an embarrassment to my family and I needed to keep the food out of my fat face." She added that she was just 103 pounds at the time — "so I got down to 93 pounds." Said Marie: "I never realized the mental abuse behind that. I went through other kinds, too. But those leave scars and traumas. I swear to you, every diet on the planet I tried." She explained she gained weight when she was looking after her ill mother while "trying to raise a family" as well as provide for them. "Eating was my way of coping with life. And you justify it, like 'My bones are getting bigger' or 'I'm just going to be my mother,'" she admitted. "I have eight brothers. The last thing [my mother] said to me was 'Do not do to your body what I did to mine,'" Marie said. "Shortly after that, I was going through a divorce and I have eight children." Eventually, she said, her son sat her down to talk about her health "on behalf of the kids." She called his plea for her to lose weight a "killer punch in the gut" that helped kickstart her journey to health.
Taylor Swift and some of her family members spent Christmas in London with Joe Alwyn
After a busy year promoting "Lover" (and possibly avoiding mention of her role in "Cats"), Taylor Swift hopped on a flight to London to spend Christmas with her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn. That's according to an E! News source who says the singer "was there for the week leading up to Christmas and spent time with Joe's family and friends," as well as some of Taylor's family who joined them in England. While she was there, she reportedly kept outings to a minimum other than walks with Joe, visits to the local pub and time spent having folks over or visiting the homes of Joe's relatives, especially his parents and brothers, who she's close to, according to the outlet. "There's nothing really exciting or big happening," the source said of her trip. "They just like the simplicity of life in London and visiting with family and friends."
Jessie J posts about 'delayed emotions' after Channing Tatum split
It sounds like Jessie J's still dealing with some painful feelings after splitting from Channing Tatum. One week after news of the former couple's breakup surfaced, she posted in very small font on her Instagram Story, "Delayed emotions are…well…not so fun," according to People. The post landed one day after Christmas. But by Friday, Dec. 27, she seemed to be feeling better when she shared a cute video of herself looking adorable as she enjoyed the "happy noises" she was hearing in the background. People reported Jessie and Channing ended their year-long relationship because the timing was bad, given the actor's other responsibilities.
Alec Baldwin is off the hook in parking spot fight slander claim
Alec Baldwin has one less headache to deal with in his ongoing legal battle over a parking spot. A judge ruled this week that comments Alec made about the 2018 parking spot fight during appearances on "Ellen" and Howard Stern's show don't constitute slander, as Wojciech Cieszkowski had claimed in his lawsuit. According to the Daily News, the judge decided that Alec's responses to questions about what prompted the fight were simply "words of frustration with someone's driving." Wojciech's assault and battery claim still stands, as does Alec's countersuit claim that Wojciech lied to police when he said Alec punched him, causing Alec to be arrested without cause. Alec has said Wojciech was driving dangerously fast, putting Alec's wife and son in harm's way, when Wojciech allegedly stole a spot the actor was pulling into.