Liam Hemsworth shares a photo of his home's remains
As the death toll continues to climb and three fires continue to burn in California, Liam Hemsworth shared a heartwrenching photo of the rubble that remained where he and Miley Cyrus once lived after their home was destroyed by the Woolsey Fire. "It's been a heartbreaking few days. This is what's left of my house. Love," he captioned the shot. "Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires." From there, he saluted those who had worked to save what they could of the region. "I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can. Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger. Thankful for the all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property. I love u guys. I love you Malibu," he continued. "Thank you to all the hero firefighters around California. It's going to be a journey to rebuild. Stay strong all. To help/donate visit @malibufoundation and @happyhippiefdn." After the fire hit the couple's home, Miley shared on social media that she was "devastated" but grateful that her pets and Liam, whom she called the love of her life, had escaped safely. "I am one of the lucky ones," she wrote.
Gwyneth Paltrow faces backlash over 'Avengers' post following Stan Lee's death
Oops. Folks around the world honored Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee after news surfaced that he'd died at age 95 on Monday, Nov. 12. "Avengers" star Gwyneth Paltrow jumped on social media with a Marvel-based post as well on Monday, but it was a teensy bit less memorializing than most of the others cropping up on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Gwyneth shared a pic of herself in a shimmery dress, hugging Chris Pratt at the "Avengers: Infinity War" premiere, according to Metro. "For my pal who asked, this @retrofete dress now for sale in the @goopshop. Thanks for the hug @prattprattpratt," she wrote, tagging the $615 dress, which is now on sale on Gwyneth's website GOOP. She later tweaked the post, writing, "UPDATE: I just heard about Stan Lee, he will be so missed," but not before followers noticed the gaffe. Sharing the actress' post, one user shared a little poem: "Do not mourn me when I'm gone / Be happy and sing a joyous song / For I am happy and at rest / As an update on Gwyneth's dress." Others were less creative, but shared similar sentiments. "Such an emotional and heartfelt tribute to Stan Lee by Gwyneth Paltrow 💔," read one response. Another sarcastically noted Gwyneth's had been "a lovely tribute" to the superhero creator. Gwyneth eventually deleted the post. Armie Hammer, meanwhile, was more focused on another negative aspect of the remembrances happening on social media — the narcissism. "So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee…," he wrote, "… no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself."
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Kim Kardashian says Kanye West 'smells like money' as the rapper delays album release
In a recent Q&A with The Cut pegged to her latest KKW fragrances, Body II and Body III, Kim Kardashian West was asked to associate various smells with various people in her life. Not surprisingly, Kim, whom Forbes estimated to be worth about $350 million this year, said the man she loves smells like straight wealth: "Rich," she declared of Kanye West's eau de inner soul. "I can't explain it, but like a rich person. Like … money, I don't know!" she giggled. Well, it appears 'Ye's monetary aroma won't be getting any stronger via album sales this month. The rapper announced this week he plans to push back the release of his forthcoming "Yandhi" album again. He initially said the recording would land in late September. When that didn't happen, Kimye announced on social media that Yandhi would be ready for our ears on Black Friday, Nov. 23, adding that it would be worth the wait. However, after performing with Kid Cudi (in a floating rectangular box that by the way looked exactly like the one Lorde's been using on her sets since 2017) at Tyler the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw festival over the weekend, Kanye apparently changed his mind about "Yandhi" again. "It felt so good being on the stage last night with my brother Cudi," Kanye tweeted late on Monday, Nov. 12. "After performing again, I realize the new album I've been working on isn't ready yet. I'll announce the release date once it's done. Thank you for understanding." Kanye's tweet landed hours after Lorde called him out on Instagram Stories, telling him "don't steal." And while some fans have pointed out Kanye and Lorde have used the same set designer and that Kanye's long incorporated hovering platforms in his performances, lots of fans sided angrily with Lorde on social media, making us wonder if 'Ye is simply waiting for the backlash to die down rather than releasing a new album straight into its negative swell …
Rob Kardashian files to reduce child support payments; Blac Chyna says he's 'manipulating' the numbers
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna are due to meet with a judge next month about their very different perspectives on who should be paying whom and how much when it comes to child support for their 2-year-old daughter, Dream. New court documents reviewed by The Blast show Rob says he "can no longer afford" to pay the $20,000 a month he was initially ordered to fork over to his ex — and that he's now earning much less money than he was before because of Chyna. "I have not participated in the filming of any episodes since this summer when [Chyna] filed a request for a restraining order against me. Her request was widely publicized and I was scrutinized by the media," Rob says in his filing. "It has been an extraordinarily difficult time for me emotionally and I have no desire to continue participating in the reality show. I would like to maintain my privacy, try to recover from the emotional damage of the past several months, and explore other business ventures." He goes on to claim he no longer gets $1 million annual from "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and that in 2018, he was paid only a reduced rate of $50,000 per episode that he appeared in. Chyna, meanwhile, "has appeared in the press and on social media to discuss" the domestic violence-related restraining order she had placed on him as well as the custody battle "at every opportunity," Rob's legal team claims. These days, Rob says, he's making less than $10,000 a month while Chyna is earning about $60,000 a month. Based on those numbers, Rob's lawyers say Chyna should be paying Rob a couple thousand dollars a month, not the other way around. In her response to Rob's claims, Chyna said in court documents that his lawyers are "manipulating" the numbers involved to make Rob look like he's in worse shape financially than he is. It was reported as early as April 2018 that Rob planned to request a "massive reduction" in child support; it's unclear if this is the first time he's formally filed the request.
Millie Bobby Brown says a tearful 'goodbye' as she wraps Season 3 of 'Stranger Things'
If you think you get emotional watching the end of your favorite binge-worthy shows on Netflix, try being 14, starring on your favorite show — and saying "goodbye" to your beloved castmates when shooting wraps. Milie Bobby Brown is a case in. As the well-compensated teen shared multiple posts on Instagram Stories this week documenting her last day on the job shooting Season 3 of "Stranger Things," Millie did little (OK, nothing) to hide her emotion. "Last day of shooting for Stranger Things 3," she wrote on one post. "I will cry all day fyi," she wrote on the pic, adding, "[Sadie Sink], I can't say good-bye" and "[Noah Schnapp] this is not okay." In another post that showed her tearful face, she noted of her prediction, "Told u." Speaking to Variety in May at a Netflix event, she said the third season features "a beautiful storyline" for her character, Eleven, who finally gets to experience "understanding what being a normal teenage girl is," according to Millie (via HollywoodLife). Season 3 is due out next summer.
Eric Ripert offers a touching homage to his late best friend, Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain's substantive, funny and informative show "Parts Unknown" came to an end over the weekend as the last episode of the unfinished season aired. In an interview published this week by Esquire, the beloved late show host's best friend, Eric Ripert, reflects on Tony's life and work — both of which Tony chose to end when he committed suicide in a Paris hotel room in June, a move that shocked and saddened many, Eric included. "His goal was to do many more seasons," Eric told Esquire in the course of sharing his thoughts on the pair's nearly two-decade long friendship. "He was funny and witty and at the same time, knowledgeable about food. Very kind and complimentary to what we were doing," Eric mused. He recalled the first time he met Tony, as well. It was not long after "Kitchen Confidential" had been released and Eric didn't realize he'd be on camera when the two met for lunch. "I was very surprised, he had very good manners at the table. He was not this bad boy that I was picturing from the book. And after the meal, we decided that we would see each other for a drink." Tony took Eric to Siberia, a dingy and somewhat infamous rock and dive bar in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. They became close quickly after that. "He was a dear friend, and in life, we don't have too many good friends. I miss him tremendously. He has been a tremendous inspiration in my life," Eric said. Describing Tony's legacy, the Michelin-rated chef continued: "He wanted people to be curious, adventurous, and obviously, ultimately educated," a "vision" he said he believes Tony achieved. "He has changed the way we see the world. He has changed the way television covers travel shows and food shows. Who would have known what happened in Congo or in Libya except through his eyes? He was giving a voice to people. His show was not a food show. It was not a travel show. It was much bigger than that. All of this, I think, it's something that will never be forgotten."
Celine Dion unveils gender-neutral clothing line with odd video
What does a cop wrestling Celine Dion to the ground with handcuffs have to do with gender neutral clothing for kids, you ask? Uh, we're asking that, too. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Celine announced a new line of kids clothes called "Célinununu," a collaborative effort with the clothing company, nununu. She previewed the news with a short video clip on Monday morning that showed her being taken down by a police officer as she says repeatedly, "it's OK, I'm Celine Dion." When the "grand unveiling" came around 24 hours later, we didn't get a lot more context for the clip, although the sweatshirts, baggy pants, baggy dresses, jackets, leggings and T-shirts did appear to have both a comfy and a rebellious streak in their designs. "I've always loved nununu and what they represent," Celine said on Instagram. "Partnering with them to encourage a dialogue of equality and possibility makes so much sense." The landing page for the new line features this statement: "Célinununu unites two forces by one voice: fashion has the power to shape people's minds. Inspire your children to be free and find their own individuality through clothes," as well as phrases including, "raise boys and girls the same way" and "you are entirely up to you."
Kendall Jenner quietly accepts Revolve Icon award before ceremony, without a speech
Kendall Jenner's struggled with anxiety for many years. That could be why the supermodel opted to be as off-the-radar as possible on Saturday, Nov. 10, when she accepted Revolve's "Icon of the Year award. According to the New York Post, Kendall accepted the award before the show actually began and chose not to make any kind of speech about the honor. Shortly before arriving in Sin City, Kendall was on the runway for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. After the Revolve event, she was due to appear the People's Choice Awards, so she may have simply been taking care not to overdo it. Terrence Jenkins, who hosted the Revolve show, told the Post Kendall "wanted to stay out of the spotlight," without sharing more details.
Why Nicole Kidman doesn't see herself as a celebrity
When Nicole Kidman sat down with Allure for an interview for the magazine's cover story, the reporter noticed her hair was wet. It turned out she and her husband, Keith Urban, had gone for a swim just before Nicole left home. Seems that's a regular thing for the "Aquaman" star, who plays the titular superhero's mom in the new film. It's also a regularly confusing thing for Nicole's "Big Little Lies" costar, Reese Witherspoon. "We have a beach house, and we will get up in the morning before we have breakfast, and we'll go in the ocean," Nicole explains. "Reese is our next-door neighbor. Reese will be going, 'What are you doing in the water, you lovebirds?' She'll tease us because she rarely goes in the ocean," Nicole explains, adding that her actress pal tends to chalk up Nicole and Keith's affection for the ocean to their heritage. "'You crazy Australian kids,'" Reese will say, according to Nicole. The 51-year-old actress reveals another surprising factoid about herself in the Allure profile. Given her lead roles in three new films — "Aquaman," "Destroyer" and "Boy Erased" — not to mention, her impressive awards c.v. and decades-long industry status as one of Hollywood's most talented and in-demand stars, most would deem Nicole Kidman to be a bona fide celebrity — but not Nicole herself. "I don't see myself as a celebrity," she says. When the reporter points out he would perhaps call Nicole "a movie star," she asserts that's wrong, too because what she does "is far more niche." As she puts it: "I'm not a celebrity. I'm not a movie star. I feel like I'm an actor. Beyoncé is a celebrity. And that's a much bigger thing."
Lady Gaga spreads the love, urges Woolsey Fires to take care of their mental health
"I love you." That was the main message delivered by a visibly emotional Lady Gaga over the weekend as she surprised people gathered at Pacific Palisades High School, which was being used as an Woolsey Fire evacuation center by the Red Cross. TMZ shared a video from Gaga's appearance, showing the singer telling her impromptu audience: "I extend my love to each and every one of you. I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is an emergency, but you are not alone, and we have each other." She went on to say she wasn't sure when or how she and the other people there would be affected by the devastating and deadly fire. "What I can tell you is that I will pray for each and every one of you," she said. "Please do not discount your mental health during this time," she added. "It is so important that you take care of what is going on in your head and in your heart, because what you feel now is going to feel very different next week, and it's going to feel different the week after that, and the month after that, and maybe even a year [after that]."