Kylie Jenner shows off her unplumped pout
Just before jetting off to Paris with her boyfriend, Travis Scott, for his short tour in Europe, Kylie Jenner stepped out in New York City last week, giving fans another glimpse at her newly unplumped pout. Photos of the 20-year-old mom and cosmetics exec show her looking refreshed and even younger. "During Kylie's pregnancy, she wasn't getting her usual fillers or putting on much makeup," a source told ET after Kylie revealed in an Instagram comment she'd stopped using fillers. "Kylie really fell in love with the natural look, and wanted more of that, so she decided to stop putting filler in her lips." The source added that "once [her daughter] Stormi was born, Kylie realized she was a mother first, and that is a big reason she has been sporting the more natural look."
Beyonce and JAY-Z get a standing ovation as they leave a restaurant in Italy
Between rides on the $180 million yacht they chartered, Beyonce and JAY-Z managed to make some new friends during their On the Run II tour in Europe — and not just the staff of the boat (which, by the way, reportedly came complete with an on-board beauty salon, basketball court, cinema, multi-level pool and helidpad, for those of you keeping score at home). Bey and Jay have been in Italy for the past few days ahead of their return to the States this week, and on Monday, July 23, the pair pit stopped at Aurora on the Italian island of Capri. Video picked up by TMZ shows that when the two got up to leave the eatery, they discovered a slew of folks had also gotten up — to see them out. While applauding. Jay even got an emotional hug and kiss from the restaurant manager. They must have eaten that pizza really well.
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Ariana Grande backs off Instagram after Pete Davidson's IG photo wipe
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande are both a little underwhelmed with Instagram these days. Though it was the platform they used to announce their romance back in May, Pete recently deleted all the posts from his account. Then, on Monday, July 23, his fiancee, Ariana, made it clear she was taking a break from Instagram, too. According to Celebitchy, she turned off the commenting function on her page. She also told a friend she planned to stick with Snapchat for some time. "i'm prolly gonna post on der for a little while & take a breather from twitter & ig for a little. just sometimes can't help but bump into some negative shit that really can bum u out and it's not worth it honestly. promised i'd always tell you," she wrote. Ariana, who has a new video, single and album out (and happens to be the second most followed celeb on the platform after Selena Gomez) also told a user who sniped about her promotional responsibilities to take a hike, saying social media promotion " … destroyed my mental health and was horrible for me." She went on to say she's "doing so much better now. career wise and health wise," and told the commenter to "stop coming for me and my team when i've never been better literally in any department." The couple'c changes of heart came on the heels of blowback Pete got for posting "omg what a cutie" beneath a photo of Ariana and her late grandfather, whom she called her "best friend" and said she was missing. Told to "show some compassion," Pete snapped: "Are you guys all insane? I was talking about how cute her grandpa is. What's wrong with that? You guys will really look for anything to attack people. It's sad."
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Taylor Swift's sophomore album goes Diamond
Congrats, Swift-y! Backstage at the last her last of three Reputation tour concerts at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, over the weekend, Taylor Swift got a nice little surprise, courtesy of Big Machine Label Group President and CEO Scott Borchetta: a plaque honoring the newly minted Diamond status of her second album, "Fearless," which won an Album of the Year Grammy after its 2008 release. The Diamond milestone — awarded by the Recording Industry Association of America to albums whose sales and streaming equivalents have hit 10 million units — wasn't the only big news for the singer. According to Billboard, Tay-Tay also snagged five other RIAA plaques, including a 3X Platinum status plaque for her latest album, "Reputation."
James Franco makes a rare public appearance with his girlfriend
Since James Franco, 40, was accused of sexual misconduct by five women earlier this year, he's laid low as much as possible. That changed on Monday, July 23, when the actor made a rare appearance with his girlfriend, 25-year-old graduate student Isabel Pakzad, in New York City. The couple stepped out together to see the opening night performance of "Straight White Men" at the Hayes Theater, stopping to pose for photos on their way into the show. The event marked the pair's red carpet debut. James, who has said the misconduct allegations he "heard on Twitter are not accurate," brought Isabel to the 2018 SAG Awards. They have been dating since early November, according to InStyle.
Mila Kunis opens up about her mom's reaction to her romance with Ashton Kutcher
Even Mila Kunis' mom was stunned when she found out her daughter, was dating her former "That '70s Show" costar. In a new edition of Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast, Mila opened up about what it was like in the early days of their relationship, which she said she and Ashton were "crazy neurotic" about keeping private and whether there was backlash over the whole thing. "I don't have social media, so there probably was, and I was just shielded from it by him. … I guess I didn't realized what [any repercussions] would be, but I was like, 'This is either going to go one way or the other,'" Mila said, according to JustJared. The now married couple and parents of two reportedly started hanging out in 2012 and proceeded slowly from there with the romance. Which was probably a good thing. "I told my mom I was seeing him. We were driving up Laurel Canyon, and I was like, 'Mom I have to tell you I'm dating somebody. And she was like, 'Oh tell me! Who are you dating?' And I was like,'You've got to brace yourself for this one … I'm dating Ashton Kutcher. And she literally was like, 'Shut the f—k up' in Russian. I was like, 'No I'm serious. I also may be in love with him so … There were so many thoughts that she couldn't process. … There's so many versions of his life that people thought he was that he wasn't." It seems Mila's mom, like some of her fans, didn't trust him in light of the cheating rumors that plagued his marriage and ultimate split from Demi Moore. "He was coming off of a divorce," Mila explained. "He was post, post, post, way post-divorce, but I think there was a lot of misconceptions about the divorce. And because he's very private, and respectful, he wasn't gonna go and say anything so he kind of just let rumors be rumors, and so, people believe in the rumors and kind of just, like, him have this new persona. People had a weird perception of who he was based on [cheating] rumors that he didn't correct." Mila and Ashton, however, managed to work around that stuff. "We went into this relationship super transparent with one another," she said,"so we knew 100 percent each other's faults, we knew exactly who we were … And we were like, 'I accept you for who you are.'"
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are rumored to be moving into Adelaide Cottage
Is Prince Harry planning to stay in his longtime home of Notingham Cottage at Kensington Palace now that he's married? The Daily Mail suspects not. A new report claims Queen Elizabeth recently offered to give Harry and Duchess Meghan Adelaide Cottage as a gift. The large yet "picturesque" home, located inside Windsor Palace, was built in 1831 for William IV's wife, Queen Adelaide, to use as a retreat. Princess Margaret's lover, Group Captain Peter Townsend, later lived there. According to the Mail, Harry, who's in the Netherlands this week, and Meghan recently attended a viewing of the pad, which underwent a renovation a few years back. They are said to have been sold on it and expected to move in soon. No word yet from Kensington Palace on the rumored plan.
Offset's lawyer says rapper was not given a sobriety test when he was pulled over
If Offset's recent arrest wasn't about profiling, why didn't the arresting officer conduct a field sobriety test? That's what the Migos rapper's lawyer, Drew Findling wants to know as his client faces charges of illegally possessing two handguns, possessing pot and making an improper lane change. Initial reports claimed the new dad was pulled over on July 20 near Atlanta for having illegally tinted windows, although TMZ now says police have said they stopped Offset for crossing a solid yellow line. According to the cop, via TMZ, Offset smelled of marijuana when he was stopped. But Findling points out that his client would — or should — have been ordered to at least walk in a straight line if he was suspected of being inebriated in any way. The police report apparently says nothing about suspected impaired driving. Offset's lawyer believes the rapper — a young, wealthy black man in an expensive car — was profiled.
Ivanka Trump is closing down her fashion brand
Some folks may be counting down the days until the next election, but Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, is making plans to stay in Washington, D.C., for the long haul. Ivanka announced this week she plans to close down her self-titled fashion brand, having stopped working directly with the company last year in order to take over as senior advisor at the White House. "When we first started this brand, no one could have predicted the success that we would achieve," she said in a statement to CNBC. "After 17 months in Washington, I do not know when or if I will ever return to the business, but I do know that my focus for the foreseeable future will be the work I am doing here in Washington, so making this decision now is the only fair outcome for my team and partners." Ivanka launched the brand in 2007.
Billy Joel reflects on his struggle with alcohol: 'It was a vicious cycle so I stopped'
This month, Billy Joel set a record at Madison Square Garden when he played his 100th show, the most any artist has ever performed at the legendary venue in New York City. A week before the show, he checked in with Vulture about how things in his world have changed over the years. "Life makes sense. It didn't always used to, but now, pushing 70 years old, it does," he said. "Getting ripped off, going to rehab, getting divorced, making albums and stopping — everything happened for a reason, even the bad s—. I've got to say, things worked out." When the interviewer brought up Billy's battle with alcohol, which he's been relatively open about he said drinking is no longer an issue for him. "I used to drink too much — I guess it was a form of self-medicating," he explained. Drinking was one of the reasons I stopped writing songs. I would drink to try and ease the pain of not being as good as I wanted to be. I would even try Dutch courage: How am I going to write? Let me have a drink and fool myself into thinking I can write while I'm drunk. It was a vicious cycle, so I stopped. I didn't want to be one of those authors like Hemingway who offs themselves because they drink too much." Asked if he suffers from depression, which has often been a public assumption, he said he's not depressed. "Some days I'm up, some days, I'm down," he added. The writer suggested perhaps "too much was made" of the times he felt down. "Yeah, but I get it: I know it's easier to write about miserable s— than happy stuff," said Billy. "But if you talk to people who work with me, I think they'll disagree with me being portrayed as a depressive. I'm not. I don't carry grudges. I get on with my life. I'm a happy-go-lucky guy."