Kourtney Kardashian shares sad tweet about love
"Tell me how to love, it's been so long." That's the message a despondent looking Kourtney Kardashian shared on Snapchat (via the Daily Mail) this week, just days after sharing an unexplained tweet about the "trust issues" she grapples with. Both posts come on the heels of reports she's trying to reconcile her relationship with her ex, Scott Disick, although rumors of a romance with boxer and model Younes Bendjima have also been circulating since the fall. Scott, meanwhile, seems to have been focused on winning Kourtney back for the better part of the past year. "I mean, she'll always be family to me," he told Us Weekly in March, "and probably the person I love the most in the world."
Madonna on Trump's presidency: 'We can only go up from here'
Madonna has been vocal about her disdain for Donald Trump from the beginning of the campaign. As he prepared to be sworn in as president this week, the singer told a crowd at the Brooklyn Museum of Art she's adopted a positive way of looking at the situation. "It had to happen. I do believe that Trump was elected for a reason; to show us how lazy and ununified and lackadaisical we've become about our freedom," Madonna said during a Brooklyn Talks panel on Thursday, Jan. 19 (via Us Weekly). "They say it's always darkest before the dawn. I feel like it had to happen to bring people together. Let's get the party started!" She continued: "We've gone as low as we can go. We can only go up from here," she explained. "We have two choices: destruction and creation. I'm going down the road of creation and you are all welcome to join me."
Katy Perry's Muslim registry PSA gains traction ahead of Women's March
As Katy Perry prepares to join the thousands of demonstrators marching in Washington, D.C., to show her support for equality in America on Saturday, Jan. 21, a PSA she funded and executive produced on YouTube is getting more attention. Aya Tanimura and Tim Nackashi's #DontNormalizeHate shows a woman who says she's Haru Kuromiya, a Japanese-American woman who says her whole family "was put on a registry" during WWII when the United States interned more than 100,000 citizens because they were Japanese and thereby deemed a threat to national security. "Our constitutional rights were taken away from us," she says, telling the story of being imprisoned. At the end of the video, she removes the prosthetic face it turns out we had been looking to reveal she's Muslim-American actress Hina Khan."Don't let history repeat itself," she says finally, referencing Donald Trump's plans to create a registry for Muslims in the U.S. — and ban Muslims from entering the country. "Katy has always been a champion of the underdog, of minorities, of the people who are kind of left of center, and she's become more politically involved in the last few election cycles," Aya, one of the directors, told the Los Angeles Times. "I think like a lot of us who are terrified of Trump's ideals and policies, she is too. And this is one instance where she's able to help educate someone — even one person — on the horrors of the past and what could potentially be repeated." Before the inauguration, Katy tweeted that she planned to sleep in during the inauguration. "Then," she added," I'm marching."
Princess Diana describes isolation in previously unseen letter
In 1991, Princess Diana wrote a letter to her friend Dudley Poplak expressing how difficult life as a royal had become for her at that time. The previously unseen letter is headed to auction this week, the Daily Mail reports, and is expected to sell for nearly $1000, "I did so enjoy our lunch today – it was special for many reasons and in particular our conversation towards the end of our delicious meal," the letter begins. "I do feel extremely isolated more than ever now, as I see whats coming to this country and this family. During the last couple of years I have been through a self-development program which has brought a deep understanding of those who suffer and those who need love and support, wherever it s in hospices or in the street," she writes. "I feel that you believe in me, Dudley, and you've no idea what this means to me as I am continuously misunderstood by those around me. Please may we continue our conversation in January, when the pace of life isn't so fast and furious, as I'd care to ask for your advice and relay to you my inner thoughts." She closes by saying, "You are a very dear and special friends, Dudley, & what a happy foursome it was for lunch today – I enjoyed Peter's/Ian's sense of humor enormously!!" The letter was written shortly before her biography, "Diana: In Her Own Words" was published.
Duchess Kate is planning a bachelorette party for Pippa Middleton
Before Pippa Middleton and James Matthews say "I do," Pippa's sister has plans to send her out of bachelorettehood in style. "Kate is arranging a no-expenses-spared weekend at a luxury resort in the Swiss Alps for Pippa and 15 of her closest friends," Life & Style quotes a source as saying. "Kate is hiring private chefs to cook a lavish 10-course tasting dinner featuring some of Pippa's own dishes." Kate also hopes to keep the partygoers dancing, according to the insider, who says "she's arranging surprise performances by the likes of Ellie Goulding … and possibly some even bigger stars." Pippa and James announced their engagement in July.
Neil Patrick Harris defends 'How I Met Your Mother' finale
To say "How I Met Your Mother" fans didn't like the finale would be something of an understatement — they may as well have revolted. But Neil Patrick Harris stands by the way the show ended. "I would've ended it the exact same way," NPH told a caller (via Bravo) who wondered how he would have chosen to close out the series. "I was very pro the finale. I thought that the writing was fantastic. I loved that as the show went on, it went from sort of juvenile, adolescent twentysomethings into people in their 30s and through that they grow, and you realize that people are more complicated than they first seem to be. So I was a big, big fan of it." Neil also addressed the possibility of a reunion show, saying it seemed unlikely. "Everyone's kind of gone off and are doing their own stuff," he said.
Ariel Winter would recommend breast reduction surgery to anyone
After Ariel Winter had breast reduction surgery, she was so nervous about going back out into the world with her new figure — and excited about her new shape at the same time — that she stayed in the recovery center even though she didn't have to. "The first night, I could have gone home. I woke up, I felt great. I was sitting there ordering a bunch of new clothes for myself, because I was so excited about it," she recalls in the new issue of Self. "I recommend it for everybody — all women that have thought about it and have suffered from having really large breasts and have back problems and just don't feel right in their own skin." The "Modern Family" star also opens up about the intensity of life in the public eye. "I think people make a lot of judgments about me based on what I wear and all the things that I do," she says. "They kind of glorify and objectify a lot of the things that I do, and I wish people would just see me as the normal 18-year-old that I am."
Amber Rose slams critics after hanging up on Instagram Live caller
After hanging up on a caller on Instagram Live who said she'd been molested, Amber Rose took some serious heat from commenters who thought she handled the situation poorly. But that's not how Amber saw it go down. "I was on IG live last night with my friends a woman called in and said that she was molested by her uncle when she was 5 years old at the same time laughing with her friend in the background," she wrote in response to the comments (via the Daily Mail). "She obviously wanted A moment on our IG live that's why I said 'that's too much.' I'm not gonna deal with people that think its funny or they just want to get a little five minutes of fame on Instagram." She went on to point out the work she's done on behalf of victims of sexual abuse and said some of the people in the room with her during the Instagram Live session had been molested, as was Amber's mother. "All of you so called supporters of mine were never supporters at all, if you were you would've known better," she wrote. 'I've taken so many punches for all of you!!! From social media, media outlets, people on the street to brands that won't even work with me because I stand for women and Slut shaming. It's disappointing that you can devote your life into helping people every single day and one misunderstanding everybody turns their back on you. Know ur facts before you try to erase all the good someone has done. I have an extremely compassionate heart and I will continue to take the punches," Amber added.
Adele set to perform at the Grammys
Adele and Beyonce are set to go head-to-head in multiple categories at this year's Grammy Awards on Feb. 12. Will one of those showdowns involve a duet? That's what outlets like Vulture were asking after it was announced Adele had been named one of the ceremony's performers. As long as no guitars fall on any pianos, we're good, Beyonce or not. Adele's up for five awards, including album of the year.
Alan Thicke to be honored during NHL All-Star weekend
Hockey lover Alan Thicke is getting a special tribute at this year's NHL100 gala on Jan. 27 during All-Star Weekend and his son, Robin Thicke will be part of it. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Robin will share an homage to both his late father, who died last month, and members of the NHL100 whom the league has recently lost. John Legend is also scheduled to perform and Jon Hamm will host the event.