How Kris Jenner's 'biggest regret' set her on a path to success
In a candid new interview on designer Diane Von Furstenberg's podcast, "InCharge With DVF," Kris Jenner admitted just how deeply shaken she was after the affair that ended her marriage to the late Robert Kardashian. She's discussed the fact that she cheated in the past, but on the podcast, she zeroed in on the immediate fallout and the fear and regret she felt once she realized how different life would be because of her choices — or how that split set her on the path to her future career. "I got married when I was very, very young. I met Robert when I was 18 years old. We dated for four years, got married at 22," she told DVF (via ET). "Sooner or later during my life, when I was in my 30s, I had an affair and my biggest regret was the fact that it broke up my family." Looking back, Kris said she "didn't know what to do" when she realized she was a single mom with four kids. "I didn't know where I was going to live, I didn't know what I was going to do. I didn't know how I was going to make a living," she explained. "It was the scariest time to be that young. I think I was 32 years old, and I had four children. … I was really, really scared. I remember picking myself up by my bootstraps one day. I have deep faith in God. I just started praying that God would just strengthen me, give me that power, give me the ability to be in charge of my own life. It was my turn to really grow up." Kris said she worked "several different jobs" but had yet to figure out what to settle into when she was set up by a mutual friend with Bruce Jenner. Once they started dating, she said she "noticed … he wasn't really taking advantage of all the gifts that he had." She explained: "He wanted to be on the speaking tour and do all these different things. And I don't know really where it all came from but by trial and error and by really rolling up my sleeves and trying to figure it out, I was able to get his speaking career started again." Ultimately, Kris helped kickstart her now ex-husband, Caitlyn Jenner's speaking career. Discovering her knack for management, she eventually — famously — managed the careers of her daughters, earning her "momager" moniker in Hollywood.
Keep reading to find out how Billie Eilish is finally celebrating all her Grammy wins …
Billie Eilish (finally) celebrates all those Grammys …
Billie Eilish won five Grammy Awards at 18 in January, making her the youngest artist to win that much Grammy gold. At first, the honors made her uncomfortable. She was spotted muttering "please don't be me" as they announced the nominees for what would be her fiinal award of the night, Album of the Year, then said in her speech she thought Ariana Grande should have won. Later, she said she felt more criticized after the wins, according to Page Six. She seems to have finally changed course on that feeling. TMZ reported this week that the singer recently commissioned a diamond pendant necklace made of black diamonds from celebrity jeweler Boodaddy Diamonds of Koosh Jewelers. The design? A giant, sparkling "5X," as in five Grammys. 'Atta girl.
Why Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan left Archie at home in Canada for final engagements as royals
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan teamed up one last time with Prince William, Duchess Kate as official senior members of the royal family this week at the Commonwealth Day Service in London. After the event, Meghan and Harry, now well on their way to celebrating independence from the palace, returned to Canada's Vancouver Island, where the two have been living all year with their 10-month-old son, Archie, who skipped the trip because of the coronavirus outbreak. Despite their distance from their son, the couple stayed in touch by "FaceTiming with him every day," according to a People source. And while the British public didn't get to see Archie this time, the insider assures the outlet he is "doing great" in his new, quiet life with his mom and dad. "He's grabbing onto things and picking himself up. He's starting to have movement, which is really exciting," the source says. Meghan and Harry, meanwhile, are reportedly enjoying being "homebodies" while they plan their new philanthropic project.
Kim Kardashian shares psychic's alleged prediction of coronavirus
This week's "global pandemic" escalation of the new coronavirus fueled no small number of conspiracy theories on social media. There's another theory making the rounds, too — one that suggests a now-deceased psychic predicted this very situation back in 2008. Kim Kardashian West, for one, seems taken with it. On Wednesday, March 11, not long after the outbreak was officially deemed a pandemic, Kim shared what's said to be a passage from the writings of Sylvia Browne, who died in 2013. "In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments," the passage begins (via ET). "Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again 10 years later, and then disappear completely." Kim tweeted that her sister Kourtney Kardashian put it on her radar by sharing it on a group chat. As of Thursday, the "suddenly vanished" part of that prediction was starting to sound pretty awesome …
The Internetz think 'The Simpsons' predicted Tom Hanks would get the coronavirus
In other Coronavirus News (Lite) … Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's recent announcement that they have both tested positive for the illness has sparked a wave of social media speculation suggesting "The Simpsons" writers saw Tom's infection a mile away. Or, to be more precise, 13 years away. After Tom told fans on Wednesday, March 11 that he and Rita would be "tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires," Twitter users began posting about the 2007 "Simpsons" movie, in which Tom isolates himself and tells fans the "US government has lost its credibility so its borrowing some of mine." Before the end of his cameo, the cartoon version of the star warns: "This is Tom Hanks saying if you see me in person, please, leave me be." "Is no one gonna talk about how The Simpsons pretty much predicted the virus, America going on lockdown (the dome) and Tom Hanks getting coronavirus?" one social media user asked (via The Independent). "The Simpsons also nailed the prediction of Tom Hanks being quarantined," another posted. As for Tom and Rita? Their chatter online suggests they're in good spirits. ?"Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?" Tom wrote in the announcement. "We'll keep the world posted and updated," he added. "Take care of yourselves!" The pair are currently in Australia.
Andy Cohen announces his son Benjamin is 'taking steps and it's adorable'
Guess who's toddling! Proud papa Andy Cohen shared with his Instagram followers on Wednesday, March 11, that his 1-year-old son, Benjamin, is makin' his first moves … "The little man is taking steps, and it's adorable!" Andy wrote, sharing photos of Benjamin looking extra adorable in a banana-bedecked onesie as famous friends including Amy Schumer and Kelly Ripa congratulated Ben in the comments. On the little guy's birthday last month, Andy reflected on the previous 365 days and how his son has stolen his heart. "One year ago tonight, I sat alone in a hospital room with my newborn son pondering our future," he wrote at the time. "I didn't know then how his smile would brighten my day, what simple joy each new progression of his growth would bring, and most of all what a lovely boy he would become. I am so grateful to my surrogate in California who made this all possible, and for every day of our first year… and can't wait for the next."
Lady Gaga hopes to inspire kindness, unity with new book
Lady Gaga is using her Born This Way Foundation as a platform for a new book she hopes will inspire inner strength and kindness. Due out Sept. 22, "Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community," is described by its publisher as a mix of "inspirational stories written by young people" and "personal notes of empowerment," written by young people and Gaga herself. "Within these pages, you'll meet young changemakers who found their inner strength, prevailed in the face of bullies, started their own social movements, and decided to break through the mental health stigma," a statement about the book reads, according to Rolling Stone. "These storytellers share how they felt, created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return." Gaga recently spoke with O, the Oprah Magazine, about the collection, calling it, "the embodiment of the everyday acts of kindness that uplift communities and instill a sense of hope in each of us." The singer added, "If these stories inspire one act of kindness, then we've accomplished our mission. We can't do it alone, and here is a book that shows we aren't." Lady G. also has a new album, "Chromatica," coming out April 10.
Katie Holmes reflects on her 40s: 'I was always the cute one … now I'm always putting on lotion'
She looks as adorable as ever if you ask us, but Katie Holmes is noticing some higher-level changes in her looks at 41 than the occasional unexpected wrinkle. As in, her appearance kinda needs new adjectives, at least in her mind. The "Dawson's Creek" alum, who returns to the big screen in April via "The Secret: Dare To Dream," recently sat down with InStyle and opened up about what's different, both good and bad, about being over 40. "As I told a friend of mine, 'You know what's so upsetting about the 40s? My old tricks don't work,'" she said with a laugh. "I have older siblings; I'm the baby of five. So I was always the cute one, and you get used to being the little cute one. Then you wake up one day … I'm basically always putting lotion on," she cracked. "I do all that Barbara Sturm stuff: hyaluronic, face brightening, face cream, skin cream. It's so vain. But that happens. It kind of hits you … It's very odd. I used to get away with no makeup." She's adjusting, she said, but it's still confusing. "When I was a teenager and a young actress, it was about being sort of grungy. Now I'm like, 'Oh god, I have to do stuff!' It sounds so superficial," Kate continued. Not that it's all bad — or superficial. The actress and mom has also developed a more complex level of self-understanding. "People say you don't really know yourself until you're 40. I'm 41. I have seen things. I have experienced things," she mused. "I know what I'm talking about, and I know that my feelings and my insights are worthy. I'm going to listen to myself instead of deferring to someone else. That's a big step as a human. It takes time."
Kate Becksinale details sexualized verbal assault she endured from Harvey Weinstein after 9/11
In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's rape and sexual assault trial and, more recently, news of his 23-year prison sentence, Kate Beckinsale shared a long memory on Instagram detailing the sexualized verbal abuse he subjected her to, just weeks after the attacks on the World Trade Center. Sharing photos of herself in a baggy white menswear-inspired suit, she explained that the pics were from the New York City premiere for "Serendipity" on Oct. 5, 2001. "We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone-deaf, disrespectful idea possible. But Harvey insisted," she wrote. "We flew into New York and somehow got through it." She went on to tell followers that the next day, the then-powerful producer called her and asked her to bring her daughter over to his home for a playdate with his daughter, who was about the same age. When she arrived, she recalled, the babies were swept away by a nanny and Weinstein demanded she stay behind. "The minute the door closed he started screaming, 'you stupid f——-C— … you ruined my premiere .' I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake," she continued. "He said, 'If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your a– you shake your t— you do not go down it looking like a f—— lesbian you stupid f—— c— .'" In shock, Beckinsale said she "burst into tears" and tried to explain that "the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it's a bachelor party." She recalled him screaming in response. She then pointed out that kind of behavior has no "recourse" and is not a "felony." "But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years, insidiously and seeming irreversibly," she asserted. Kate then said that while it's "a huge relief" that he'll be behind bars given "all the women he sexually assaulted or raped … the crimes that are not crimes, the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell), these too need to go." Shouting out Rose McGowan at the end, she added: "I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders, forever. And Rose, brava ❤."
Lance Bass and Michael Turchin to try IVF again after latest round of bad news
Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turkin aren't ready to give up their dream of having children. As of January 2019, the former 'NSync singer said the couple was "on donor No. 7" in the process. He was hopeful at the time but so far, they've had no luck with their attempts. "We have tons of friends that are doing IVF, and it was definitely consoling to know that they all went through the same thing we went through," Lance, 40, recently told Us Weekly. "It's just disappointing. You work so hard for this, you get pregnant and weeks later, it doesn't stick. It's just heartbreaking. But to know that some of your friends have gone through the same thing, you feel like you're a part of this family. It just makes you feel a little more normal." He said that after a "reset," they're now getting ready to try again. "Hopefully in the next couple of months, we'll have some good news," he said. "But again, it's going to take a while to see if anything sticks." Lance and Michael tied the knot in 2014.