Kourtney Kardashian would glady stop the cameras from rolling on her life
Kourtney Kardashian still sounds shocked "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" has had the success it's had even all these years later. "I just didn't really think about it. I never thought it was going to become this thing, but everything just happened so quickly from when we shot the sizzle reel or whatever. It got green lit straight away," she says in Paper magazine's new cover story. She's even considered getting out of the spotlight — and not just for a vacation. "I always say I want to move away someday and just be away from it all. Sail away," she muses. "No one will ever see me again…I keep throwing up different places, but then I'll go there to visit and I'll be like, 'Nope, this isn't it, but glad I came.' We've just been to Finland. And I was like, 'Check, it's great for me to visit, but I'm not going to move there.' Maybe Norway. Switzerland? I've got a lot of ideas." Asked how she'd feel if there were no cameras in her life suddenly? "I would be very happy," she says, "…I would be very happy."
Kim Kardashian files to register a trademark for her son's name
It should probably come as no surprise that the newest member of the Kardashian-Jenner family may very soon be generating cash for the family, thanks to his famous name. The Blast reports Kim Kardashian West, who welcomed her fourth child, Psalm, with husband Kanye West, on May 17, filed on May 18 to trademark the name Psalm West for 16 different products. Among them are hair accessories, clocks, baby carriers, baby clothes, bath linens and home furnishings, according to the website. Kim's little sister, Kylie Jenner, recently filed to register a trademark for "Kylie Baby," for a baby clothing and accessory line, presumably named in honor of her daughter, Stormi.
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Jennifer Garner offers great — and funny — life advice to grads at her alma mater
Last month, Jennifer Garner delivered one of the best April Fool's jokes of the year when she showed off her alleged memoir, "Bless Her Heart," complete with a forward written by her therapist. When she returned to her alma mater, Denison, in Ohio, last weekend, to accept an honorary doctorate, she gave grads a speech that was similarly endearing — and self-effacing. After joking about her grammar problems and thanking the faculty for helping her have "a life of adventure and fun and the tools to deal with more than I could have ever imagined," she shared tips for the students as they moved on to the next phase of their lives. They weren't all your typical, deep thoughts-type tips, either. "First don't walk down the Grand Canyon to see what it looks like from the bottom. It's great from the top – you should do that. But when you get to the bottom, it's just a big hill, and it's a pain in the a–s to climb back up," she cracked, according to the Daily Mail. "We know, vaping smells like maple syrup or pineapple or cotton candy, whatever it is. But now that you're going to be adulting, it's not cute – just don't do it," she continued. Other words of wisdom included: "Nothing looks better in your 50s than sunscreen in your 20s;" "when it comes to Halloween costumes, go funny over sexy (why would dress like a flirty nurse when you could be a mailbox?);" and some more serious advice including, "mixed signals are not mixed signals — they're a no." She went on to urge the soon-to-be grads to "impose self-discipline around" reading from a book on your bedside table, [being] in charge of your consumption of social media. And [fostering] a sense of humor about yourselves because otherwise, you run the risk of being boring." She continued: "If you're a woman and – pardon me for being binary for just a second. The stage has been set. The world is yours to grab. Go out and get it, girl. Finally, stay close to your friends from college. You've just spent four years hanging out with them. That history is invaluable. Work friends, you talk to them about work. Lovers, you talk to them about love and dinner reservations. But friends from college, you can talk to them about everything and you can do nothing with them and still be happy." Before leaving, she added: "My friends from Denison mean the world to me, have gotten me through everything possible. And without them, I wouldn't know any Republicans."
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Millie Bobby Brown declares herself a 'Mother of Tortoises'
Eleven's a mom! Well, sorta. When Millie Bobby Brown stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" this week, she told Jimmy and the audience that Steve Irwin's son, Robert, helped her adopt a "husband and wife" team of pet tortoises, according to the Daily Mail. With two mystical creatures in her life, she said, she felt like a "Game of Thrones" character, joking, "I'm a Mother of Tortoises!" The 15-year-old, who met Robert and Bindi Irwin while she was shooting "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" in Australia, said she told someone she met at the airport about her new four-legged pals. "I overheard this young girl was going to miss her graduation," Millie explained, saying two flights had gotten mixed up. "So I asked if she wanted to travel with me and she did." The "young girl," by the way, was in the "Tonight Show" audience. She was also presumably older than Millie – turned out she was trying to get back to the Big Apple for her graduation from Columbia University.
Tori Spelling and her daughter take on Jennie Garth and her daughter in a kitchen showdown
When the "Beverly Hills, 90210" reboot hits FOX in August, there's a good chance we can expect the same friendship chemistry between Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling the two shared on the original show. Jennie, now 47, and Tori, 46, proved that recently, when they teamed up with their respective daughters, 12-year-old Fiona Facinelli and 10-year-old Stella McDermott, to compete on Gordon Ramsay's "MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown." The challenge involved cooking a meal made of ingredients from the other team's fridge in 45 minutes — no small effort, given the fact Jennie and Fiona's groceries were all pretty much vegan, while Tori and Stella's involved meat, cheese and eggs. "I don't know how to cook meat," said Jennie, looking horrified (according to the Daily Mail). "Mama, what is this?" Tori asked Jennie at one point. "Is it … 'futter'? Faux butter?'" After settling on English pea purée risotto (Tori and Stella) and New York strip steak with fingerling potatoes and blanched green beans in a mushroom sauce (Tori and Fiona), the actresses paused for a rose cause and told their daughters to handle things for a minute before they jumped in. They maybe should have stuck with the booze, judging from the famously mean celebrity chef-host's aghast responses to their various moves. Ultimately, though, the judges congratulated Jennie and Fiona on making a "beautifully rendered" meal. They also said it was "cooked with aggression," though, which might be why what was described as Tori and Stella's "master class in making risotto" finally won. The prize was $25,000 for the charity of Tori and Stella's choice. They opted to donate to Girls, Inc. Jennie, meanwhile, knew it wasn't over quite yet, admitting, "We're never gonna hear the end of this …"
Busy Philipps teams up with the ACLU in its campaign against abortion restrictions
Busy Philipps isn't done with her fight against restrictive abortion laws. On Thursday, May 23, the ACLU announced Busy will appear in a pro-choice ad campaign on shows on MSNBC and CNN in response to the new wave of anti-abortion legislation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Busy's been credited with starting the #YouKnowMe hashtag that's inspired thousands to share their abortion experiences over the past month — more 87,000 were shared on Twitter alone. "You know me. You know someone like me," Busy says in the ad. "I had an abortion. It was my decision. Today, it's my right. But states are trying to take that right away by taking on Roe v. Wade, and Trump is making it possible. He's appointing anti-choice judges on the federal courts and the Supreme Court. The ACLU is fighting to stop abortion bans and restrictions in Alabama and in 13 other states. Join us. Speak up. It's no time to sit on the sidelines." The ACLU is currently suing Ohio over its six-week abortion ban, a law that will prevent women from getting an abortion at a time when many if not most would have no way of knowing if they are pregnant. The organization is also suing Kentucky over its "fetal heartbeat" bill and plans to go after Georgia and Alabama for their similarly restrictive bills.
LuAnn de Lesseps ordered back to prison
LuAnn de Lesseps has been ordered to return to prison after failing an alcohol test, according to Us Weekly. Citing local Palm Beach, Florida reports, the tab says the order landed on Thursday, May 23, about a month after she failed the test, thereby violating the terms of her probation stemming from her 2017 attery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication arrest. It seems the judge was concerned she "wasn't taking her probation seriously," according to Us. "Per her New York Probation Officer, [she had] an alcohol test conducted on 04/21/2019. [Luann] admitted to drinking 2 glasses of mimosas after a performance she had in Chicago," the court documents stated. Other paperwork indicated that in spite of having attended two rehab programs in 2018, she skipped the outpatient treatment option after the second because she planned to tour her "Countess and Friends" cabaret and believed "that increased participation in AA meetings would suffice." Speaking to Us in March, she said she takes her alcohol struggle "day by day." "I do the best that I can do," she said at the time. "I get on the stage and that keeps me busy and it keeps me focused on my cabaret, and I get to put my creative energy into that and it keeps me out of trouble. I'm just doing yoga and taking care of myself and hanging out with less people that are prone to partying." As of last week, she was fighting claims she'd violated her probation.
Dionne Warwick isn't convinced Beyonce is an icon just yet
Dionne Warwick's been in the music industry for nearly six decades. With her new release, "She's Back," she's proved she's still got it, too. So how does she feel about todays biggest music stars, including Beyonce in 2019, who's been hailed as an icon since she released "Lemonade?" She's cautious. "Not yet," Dionne told Essence. Asked specifically about Bey, Dionne continued: "Watching her grow has been quite refreshing. It's wonderful to see how she's been able to create what and who she wanted to be and who she is…very proud of that, I really am. Now, sustaining and becoming a big icon? That Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr. is? I doubt that. And I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status? It's a long road."
Hayden Panettiere's boyfriend could face jail time after domestic dispute
Hayden Panettiere's new boyfriend, Brian Hickerson, has been charged with one count of domestic abuse, according to Page Six. The tab reports he could face up to four years in prison. Brian was arrested on the battery charge after the two reportedly got into a fight in Los Angeles that he allegedly started. According to Page Six, police saw marks on Hayden that suggested she'd been injured by Brian.
World's oldest record store refuses to sell Morrissey's albums due to political allegiance
Given his album release plans this week, Morrissey may not have chosen a great time to back the controversial, far-right political party, For Britain. Founded by Anti-Islam activist Anne Marie Waters, the party says it wants to reduce "Muslim immigration to the UK to near zero and 'bring the entire EU' project down,'" according to Wikipedia. Now, Wales Online (via Page Six) is reporting the self-professed world's oldest record store, Spillers, has refused to sell Morrissey's albums. "I'm saddened but ultimately not surprised that Spillers is unable to stock Morrissey's releases any longer. I only wished I'd done it sooner," said owner Ashli Todd. Morrissey's new album of covers, "California Son," is due out Friday, May 24.