Kristen Bell lets her wardrobe malfunction slide
Kristen Bell may have jinxed herself after all. Earlier this month, the star told People she's careful to have her stylist take lots of photos and tape "everything down" to avoid any accidental flashes when she's headed out of the house for an event. "It's worked so far," she said at the time before worrying, "now I've probably jinxed myself." Fast forward to Monday, Feb. 25, when she appeared on "Today" to promote her new baby products line, and the smart, bright orange suit she wore for the appearance turned out not to be enough defense against the New York City wind. At one point, a gust flapped her blouse open, exposing the pair of skin-colored panties that peeked above her pants' waistline beneath where her top should have been. Apparently, some paps caught the moment — and maybe Kristen herself had been waiting for it after that jinx. Because she promptly hopped on her Instagram Story to share a photo from the morning. "This was one of the only pics where my underwear WASNT showing. (MY BAD)," she quipped. Realizing, perhaps, that she'd done nothing wrong, she added: "(Retraction: I'm not gonna apologize for wearing underpants)."
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Olivia Colman rented a party bus for her friends after winning her Best Actress Oscar
After she beat out Glenn Close and Lady Gaga for the Best Actress Oscar, "The Favourite" star Olivia Colman reportedly dispensed with the A-list routine of hopping in a limo to celebrate her win. Instead, British tab The Sun reports Olivia, 45, opted for some post-ceremony fun that was as down-to-earth as her adorable acceptance speech — a party bus, which she is said to have commissioned to transport her and a few friends from the Chateau Marmont to the afterparties. "Olivia didn't want anything uber posh like a fancy executive star so the party bus was the perfect idea to carry on the celebrations," says a source close to the actress. "She invited her glam squad and a couple of her mates and they drove around Los Angeles with the music pumping finishing off at a private bash where they stayed until the early hours. … Olivia was on cloud nine and couldn't be taken down." The group reportedly hit the Governor's Ball and the Vanity Fair party before calling it a night.
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Mila Kunis reveals Ashton Kutcher's V-Day gift fail
Even after hosting all those episodes of "Punk'd," it seems Ashton Kutcher still falls victim to the occasional prank, as he and Mila Kunis learned the hard way after Valentine's Day last year. When Mila stopped by the Tuesday, Feb. 26, edition of "Ellen," she recounted how her husband's well-meant V-Day gift from 2018 turned out to be a bit of a fail. Explaining that she loves Ashton "so so so so much" and that "it's the thought that counts" with any gift, she said she, Ashton and their son and daughter Dimitri and Wyatt have become avid bird watchers thanks to the tree facing their kitchen that's full of nesting birds. When Feb. 14 rolled around last year, she said, "Ashton got me two little lovebirds," as a nod to their shared, well, love of birds, according to the Daily Mail. Turns out in spite of Ashton's specifically asking for lovebirds from what Mila described as a "Petco-like store" — and in spite of their claim that's what they were foisting off on him — that's not what the star came home with. Instead, it seems the store made a few extra bucks by selling him a much less pricey kind of bird. "They lied to him and sold him lovebirds and they were parakeets!" Mila said. On the bright side, the family kept them and Mila seems perfectly happy with the new additions. "They're so friendly … they're so in love!" she gushed. "Well," Ellen added, "it's the thought that counts!"
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Reese Witherspoon's go-to makeup pro is her lookalike daughter, Ava
Sometimes daughter knows best! Reese Witherspoon's been working for months with Elizabeth Arden on the brand's lipsticks, which are currently earmarked to raise money for the gender equality focused organization, UN Women. But as the actress recently told People, it's her mini-me daughter, Ava Phillippe, who she looks to for her own makeup advice. "I learn a lot from my daughter [about makeup]. Her understanding of how to apply it is so extensive," Reese says of the 19-year-old college student she shares with ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe. Having garnered much of her expertise by watching YouTube tutorials, Ava's apparently become quite the guru when it comes to certain details. "If I have to do my makeup for a dinner or something, I'll be like, 'Ava, can you fix my eyeshadow? I can't remember what goes in the crease,' because she has this intense knowledge about how to shade. It's crazy," says Reese. "She [also] taught me how to put highlighter on my brow bones and the top of my cheekbones. I really liked the way it looked, so now it's just become part of my makeup routine." The proud mom adds that her daughter "knew how to do a beautiful red carpet look by the time she was 17 years old." Not that Ava's skills stop at the beauty counter. "I'm so proud of her," Reese beams. "She's just an extraordinary young woman who is passionate about the world, and making change, and helping people. I feel really privileged to be her mom."
Jada Pinkett Smith gets candid about the realities of marriage and the 'dissolving of fantasies'
The way Jada Pinkett-Smith sees it, falling in love is often about adoring your significant other's best aspects; committing to that person for life, however, requires accepting them in full, flaws included. On her latest "Red Table Talk," Jada, who's been married to Will Smith since 1997, opens up about the expectations we often have going into a marriage — and the truth about what we find once we say "I do." "Let me tell you, nobody talks about the sacrifice, the deterioration and the dissolving of fantasies," she tells one of her guests, the rapper Wale, who is single, according to People. "You, right now, have in your mind your perfect woman. And when you find that woman, she's gonna be a goddess to you. We fall in love with the goddess, or the god, within that person, and then when we actually meet the human being, then we gotta learn how to love that one," she explains. "The reason why it is so important to me to be able to stick it out is to really get to the true meaning of love, in my opinion, it is unconditional," she says. "It has to be, because we are all too flawed. No matter how much work we do! It never ends." She says that while "there have been several occasions" where either she or Will wanted to call it quits, one of them couldn't do it, "because we knew this was what was meant to be, this partnership." Jada, 47, also touches on the "daddy issues" she harbors since childhood, when she watched her mother become single after enduring abuse at the hands of her father. "I came to the table with a lot of pain and a lot of brokenness," she says. "It made me really angry towards men. I had very high expectations. But I had to change that," she added. "I can't ask somebody to be for me what I am not willing to be for them." Finally, Jada says it was worth the hard work and pain to get to the place where she and Will are now. At the end of the day, to know that you have another person that can love you for all that you are … Will has loved me through the worst of myself," she says. "And I have done the same. When somebody can love you in that way, it makes your faith in the world come together. I am 47 years old and I want you to know, that this is probably the first year of my life that I can say, 'I am happy,' because that's how long the journey has been."
Jennifer Lawrence makes her first public appearance since engagement news
Last February, Jennifer Lawrence made multiple breathtaking appearances in Dior, from the black Dior Couture gown with a caged bodice she wore to her New York City "Red Sparrow" premiere to the metallic Dior number she donned for the 2018 Oscars. This year, the newly engaged star skipped the Oscars but made sure to keep Dior's Paris Fashion Week show on her calendar. Rocking a trim-waisted gray dress — and her brand new engagement ring from Cooke Maroney — in the show's front row on Tuesday, Feb. 26, Jen sat alongside Cara Delevingne for her first public appearance since it was revealed she and Cooke plan to tie the knot, according to E! News. She and her art gallerist beau were first linked romantically last year.
Harvey Weinstein allegedly wants to hire more women lawyers for his 'dream team'
As his June 3 trial date grows closer, Harvey Weinstein is still trying to pack his legal "dream team" — and Page Six reports he's looking for women to take the remaining slot or slots. "People around Harvey are saying he's desperately trying to hire a 'skirt' — their term — for the team as he feels it will soften his image," a source tells the tab. The former producer, who faces life in prison if he's convicted of raping one woman and "performing a forcible sex act on" another, reportedly tried to hire Pamela Mackey in light of her winning defense in Kobe Bryant's rape case. The two reportedly disagreed on money, however, sending Weinstein back to the drawing board. According to his spokesperson, Juda Engelmayer, his longtime lawyer, Blair Berk, has not jumped ship yet. He also reportedly has two women, Dayliset Rielo and Michelle Medina, working with him. "Harvey does not want to pay premium fees," said another insider, who noted "his arguments to women lawyers are like the ones he used on young actresses who felt underpaid: It will be good for your career to be on my team for the notoriety and fame."
Caitlyn Jenner thinks Kendall Jenner could be Oscar material
Of all the young success stories in her family, Caitlyn Jenner thinks one in particular has the makings of an Oscar winner. At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, an E! News reporter asked Caitlyn which of her kids, if any, she could see in the running for a future Academy Award. "Honestly, I think it would be Kendall," she said. "If you've noticed all the things that she's done on-camera, outside of the show, she's just been brilliant. She's so good at what she does," she gushed. "I don't know if she wants to do [acting] yet, 'cause she's so successful at modeling. But at some point, I think she should do that, and I think she'd be very good at it."
Colton Underwood says he sees a therapist 'regularly:' 'I'm a big advocate for mental health'
Like an increasing number of celebs in recent years, "The Bachelor" star Colton Underwood is speaking out about the value of mental health care. On Monday, Feb. 25, the 27-year-old tweeted, "On a serious note, I see a therapist regularly. This doesn't make me crazy or delusional… it actually makes me sane. Mental health is HEALTH." He also shared a screen shot from a Q&A he recently did in which he was asked if he was able to contact friends and family members for their input and feedback while he was filming the show. "No. They actually provide a therapist on the show, so any time I wanted to meet with my therapist I could, which was nice," he said (via Us Weekly). "I'm a big advocate for mental health," he added. "I think just as much as I want to work out and work on my physical appearance, I think it's really important to exercise your brain as well too. I can't say enough good things about how they provide that opportunity for me to have that space and to have that security with no microphones and cameras, so that when I do need to go vent, or be alone, or talk through things with somebody, I have that safe space."
Farrah Abraham sued for allegedly failing to pay rent on boutique leases
Farrah Abraham is facing a six-figure lawsuit after the reality star allegedly stopped paying rent on a pair of leases for her F&S by Farrah and Sophia Laurent Boutique at the Oaks at Lakeway Mall in Austin, Texas. TMZ reports each agreement was for five years. Farrah's company reportedly closed the store in September 2018 and has not made any payments on the lease since then. As the guarantor on the lease, she would be responsible for the missing cash, which is upwards of $100,000, according to court docs. The mall claims to have sent Farrah a letter asking for payment prior to file suit and says they were told by a lawyer for Farrah's company that the group has "no intentions on making any further payments under the lease agreement." Farrah, meanwhile, seems to think she's in good standing because the mall retained her deposit in October.