Kourtney Kardashian's fans defend her amid troll's jab at her parenting
Ah, the joys of being a mom on social media … Kourtney Kardashian's been mom-shamed more than a few (read: billion) times on Instagram, but the latest example seems like a stretch even for trolls. After "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" viewers got a behind-the-scenes look at a trip to Finland she took with her three kids, she hopped on the 'gram to share a few more shots of her little ones abroad. This prompted a commenter to ask, "Don't your kids go to school 😫," telling Kourtney, "their education is so important more than these trips." The post soon had hundreds of replies, many if not most of which appeared to be made in the reality star's defense. "Ever heard of spring break? 🤷🏼♀️" someone asked. According to Cosmo, Kourtney waded in at that point. "Exactly it was spring break," she wrote, "but traveling can be educational too." And just like that, the negative back-and-forth was over.
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Jessie J misses Channing Tatum as she wraps up her tour
Jessie J recently wrapped up the Latin America arm of her tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after a performance-packed summer. Now, with no major tour dates on her schedule for the foreseeable future, she seems to have one thing on her mind — getting back into Channing Tatum's arms. In a recent Instagram Story post, the singer shared a selfie that showed her grinning ear-to-ear as she sat beside her boyfriend. The text above the snap was as cute as the picture: "Missing this cuddle machine" (via the Daily Mail). Jessie and Channing reportedly began dating last fall following Channing's split from Jenna Dewan. Jenna's currently expecting a child with her boyfriend, Steve Kazee.
Jared Leto thinks his Met Gala head may have been stolen
Can someone please help Jared Leto find his head? No, not the one attached to his body. The missing head in question is the one the actor toted with him at the 2019 Met Gala as part of his Alessandro Michele-designed Gucci take on the party's "camp" theme. Welp, it seems the Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman's severed, lookalike Gucci head is MIA. Asked what he did with the head replica after the gala, Jared recently told GQ, "Honestly, I have no idea," adding: "I think someone may have stolen it. If anyone out there finds it, bring it into your nearest Gucci store in exchange for a pair of dirty sneakers." Interesting trade opportunity …
How 'Big Little Lies' inspired Nicole Kidman to sign on for 'Bombshell'
The massive success of "Big Little Lies," with its women-focused plotline and cast, is starting to have a ripple effect. First, it got a second season after being planned initially as a mini-series. Pleas for a third season have already begun in earnest. And as Nicole Kidman tells Elle in the magazine's annual Women in Hollywood issue, her experience working with women and stories she really cares about has also inspired projects outside of "Big Little Lies," like her upcoming turn as Gretchen Carlson in "Bombshell," which tackles Roger Ailes' sexual harassment scandal and costars Charlize Theron as Megyn Kelly and Margot Robbie as a fictional Fox News producer. "Everyone says, 'Are you going to do a season three?'" Nicole says of "Big Little Lies." "We're like, 'Just give us a sec.' We'd love to [do another season] because we love being together, and it's lovely spending time with your friends, and with such good material. It's part of the reason I wanted to do 'Bombshell,' to support Charlize." Like her hit HBO series, "Bombshell" also deals with higher-level issues about gender and female interpersonal relationships. "The story it's trying to tell is broader than Fox News," she says. "It's much more about sexual harassment and the women." "Bombshell" hits theaters Dec. 20.
Gwyneth Paltrow's friends sing her praises in Elle
"Gwyneth Paltrow is Not Going to Read This Story." That's the bold assertion Elle makes into a headline for its Women in Hollywood cover feature on the Goop founder and actress. If she's not reading the story, it's likely for the same reason she told her husband, Brad Falchuk, she didn't have time to appear in his new Netflix series, "The Politician," and later, after finally agreeing to take the part, had him cut some of her lines ("I have a board meeting in two days," she recalls griping) and regularly met with Goop staffers on-set. "She was like, 'Of course, I got roped into it,'" her pal Cameron Diaz tells Elle when asked about her participation in the show. "It's very funny. But she can do 4 million things at once," Cameron adds. Gwyneth's character on "The Politician" is a mom who comes from major privilege and supports her son's ambitious upward moves toward the presidency with the healing power of crystals — all while wearing caftans and copious jewels. It probably is a jokey nod to those out-of-touch, New Agey perceptions the public has long held about Gwyneth — perceptions another famous friend, Kate Hudson, takes issue with in the article. "Anybody who thinks that someone as successful as Gwyneth has just been floating around in caftans all day is just being rude," Kate says. Gwyneth says that today, she's much less involved in Hollywood because of the success of Goop and other business ventures. Acting, she recalls, didn't spark the same fire for her. "In the '90s, when I was coming up, it was a very male-dominated field. You used to hear, 'That actress is so ambitious,' like it was a dirty word," she says. At 47 with a diverse career, she explains, "My ambition has been unleashed."
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Angelina Jolie is reportedly working to help 'heal the rift' between Brad Pitt and their son, Maddox
Last month, shortly after Angelina Jolie dropped off her eldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, at college in South Korea, a video interview surfaced in which the 18-year-old gave a seemingly blase response when asked if his estranged father, Brad Pitt, might come visit him at school. Now, Us Weekly is shedding more light on Maddox's evasive "I don't know about that [or] what's happening," reply. According to an Us source, Angelina wants Brad and Maddox to make their way back to peace after the 2016 incident on a plane that ignited the tension between the two. "Brad has talked to Angelina about visiting Maddox in Seoul. Angelina has been trying to heal the rift between father and son," says the insider. "Maddox hasn't been receptive." The source goes on to say Brad wasn't always convinced Angelina was "making a concerted effort" to assist in repairing the relationship but now sees that she's doing whatever she can to help. "Brad remains upbeat that Maddox will reach out," says the source.
'Desperate Housewives' alum Ricardo Chivara slams Felicity Huffman's sentence as an example of 'white privilege'
Eva Longoria and others who worked with Felicity Huffman on "Desperate Housewives" have publicly defended the actress as she faced jail time for her role in the national college admissions scandal. But one former castmate thinks the actress' 14-day prison sentence is a perfect example of "white privilege." This week, tweets posted about Felicity's sentence last month by Ricardo Chavira — who played Carlos Solis, the husband of Eva Longoria's character — went viral, according to Deadline. "White Privilege. And I saw Eight years worth of it, so I know what I'm talking about. Accountability and Responsibility don't mean s— to these people," Ricardo tweeted on Sept. 13. The tweet surfaced the same day a federal judge sentenced Felicity to two weeks behind bars, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service and a year of supervised release for allegedly paying someone $15,000 to take — and ace — her daughter's SAT test for her. One of dozens of parents arrested on similar charges this past spring, Felicity took a plea deal in May. In a second tweet posted in September, Ricardo wrote: "I saw eight years worth of it working on Housewives. I've seen a lifetime of it being a halfbreed, and I've struggled with the intricacies of it on a daily basis with all the cultural bias I've received on both ends. But whatever. Slap on the wrist. Sorry, but this s—." Nearly a month later, when Deadline reported his comments were going viral, the actor retweeted the Deadline item, suggesting his opinion on the matter has not changed. Felicity is due to begin her prison term on Oct. 25.
Ryan Reynolds left the set of a new project to be with Blake Lively when their third child arrived
Don't let all that spousal social media trolling fool you — Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively's bond is as strong as can be, the latest proof of which came this summer when the two welcomed their third child. Though Ryan was tied up working on a project when Blake gave birth, he reportedly dropped everything sp he could be with his family. "Ryan left the set he was working [on] for about eight days," a source tells Us Weekly. The couple has not yet revealed the gender or name of their new addition in the interest of allowing their kids to "have a normal upbringing," according to another source. They were similarly mum on the arrival of daughters James, 4, and Inez, 3. Us reports their youngest is "about 2 months old."
New details about Heidi Klum's Halloween party
When Heidi Klum and her husband Tom Kaulitz finally reveal their elaborate couples' Halloween costume later this month, it'll be at a new location for her annual spooky bash. Page Six reports the supermodel's 20th-anniversary Halloween party is set to take place at at Cathédrale, a new venue in New York City's Moxy East Village hotel. Heidi's reportedly booked The Roots' Questlove — her "favorite DJ," according to the tab — to handle music duties. She hasn't shared much about this year's costume other than to say it will take about 10 hours to put on and will be harder to walk in than whatever getup she has in mind for Tom …
Why Chance the Rapper can never tell if he's getting a call from Barack Obama or JAY-Z
In the latest edition of James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke," we learned some interesting things about a pair of major celebs who did not appear on the show, all courtesy of James' guest, Chance the Rapper, who dished on the similarities between his friendships with Barack Obama and JAY-Z. It turns out getting a hold of the former president involves a protocol similar to that of contacting Hova. "I don't have [Barack's] number, but I have a number for him," Chance explained (via ET). "I have a person I could call that will say, 'OK, I'll have him call you.' It's the same way with JAY-Z … Both of them have an assistant that you have to call, and then you get a call from a private number, and it's either JAY-Z or Barack Obama on the phone." Laughing, he added, "I never know which one is calling when I get that call back number."