Kim Kardashian quotes Pete Davidson's ex Ariana Grande on Instagram as romance continues
Kim Kardashian isn't letting her romance with "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson interfere with her love of Ariana Grande's music. On Feb. 27, the SKIMS founder shared an Instagram post she captioned "Just Like Magic," sparking fans to point out she'd just quoted Pete's ex-fiancée. "The Ari reference?? Babe!!" one person wrote in the comments, seemingly trying to give Kim a heads up about her man's romantic past. "Not the Ariana grande reference," another user wrote. "Quoting @arianagrande while dating her lefts overs — cute," chimed in a third. Pete, 28, had only just gone public with his relationship with Ariana when he proposed in June 2018. The two called it quits a few months later. Pete and Kim, 41, were first spotted together last fall. As for Kim's odd caption choice, an insider tells Page Six the Ariana connection was "pure coincidence" and not meant to send any specific message. Variety, meanwhile, reported over the weekend that Pete skipped the most recent edition of "SNL" because he's filming a new horror flick — not because of his ongoing drama with Kim's ex, Kanye West.
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Selena Gomez presents SAG Award barefoot after wiping out on red carpet
Turns out Oscar del Renta and sky-high Louboutins don't mix! At the 28th annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Feb. 27, Selena Gomez took a tumble as she exited the red carpet and headed inside for the event. According to the Daily Mail, the "Only Murders in the Building" star was on her way to the ground, having lost at least one of the shoes when a man was spotted helping her up. Rather than risk another wipe-out, the actress simply ditched the heels — she even stayed barefoot as she presented the award for best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture alongside her co-star, Martin Short. The award went to Ariana DeBose, for her performance as Anita in "West Side Story." Other big winners at this year's SAG Awards included Kate Winslet ("Mare of Easttown"), Lee Jung-jai ("Squid Game"), Will Smith ("King Richard"), Michael Keaton ("Dopesick") and the casts of "Ted Lasso" and "Succession," along with Helen Mirren, who took home the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy arrested in Ukraine as Peta Murgatroyd asks fans for 'love and light'
"Dancing With the Stars" alum Maksim Chmerkovskiy — who had been stuck in his native Ukraine this week — said on Instagram on Feb. 28 that he'd been arrested but was now safe and trying to get out of the country — and one day later, he confirmed he'd made it to Poland. Speaking to fans and followers on the platform in a video posted early on Feb. 28, the dance pro explained he was OK despite the confusion in the streets amid Russia's invasion. "There's a lot of fighting everywhere," he says in the clip. "Streets are crazy. At one point I got arrested … but all good, promise. That was probably the least traumatizing moment in this whole thing as far as Ukraine is concerned, but for me it was just a reality check … a crazy reality check." Though he didn't share more about his arrest, Maksim did warn that he might not be able to post more for some time as he prepares to leave Kyiv. "I'm going to try to make my way out, start trying to get close to the border," he says in the post. "I have options. My options are better than most people's, unfortunately. I'm a little nervous to be honest with you, but I think it's going to be all right. Well, I know it's going to be OK." The dancer, who Deadline reports was in Ukraine to film a project called "World of Dance UA," then tells viewers, "If I disappear for a little bit please don't worry," adding that he's in touch with his family. (Maks is married to his former "DWTS" co-star Peta Murgatroyd.) A few days before his latest post, Maksim's wife Peta asked fans on social media to send their love and prayers to her husband. "I don't usually ask these things from my social media network, however today is extremely hard and the next few will be even harder," she wrote on Instagram on Feb. 24. "My pain is overwhelming and I'm struggling, but you sending your positive light and love to him would mean the world to me. Truly, I wish for nothing more." Two days later, Peta shared a photo of a box of homemade cookies she'd received, with a post-it note that read, "we are praying for you and your family and we're here to support you any way we can." "Although I'm going through h*** right now and I want it all to end…there is light that shines through the darkness," Peta captioned the photo. "Strangers baked me cookies and proudly brought them to my door. They stood there with smiles so wide. Let me repeat….strangers, whom I don't talk to thought that they should get in their kitchen and bake me cookies. They also took it upon themselves to google if I was allergic to anything, just to make sure they weren't hurting me." She added, "I welled up. They said 'Anything you need, we are here for you.'"
Duchess Meghan praises Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
After being honored at the NAACP Image Awards over the weekend alongside Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan was quoted in a new piece about the importance of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's recent nomination to the Supreme Court. Her nomination marks the first time a Black woman has been up for a seat on the nation's highest court, which attorney and law professor Anita Hill writes in a URL Media op-ed is a sign of "historic change" not unlike the marriage of Meghan, who is bi-racial and American, to the Duke of Sussex. "The civil rights history of tomorrow is being written today," Meghan says in the piece. "Judge Jackson's nomination has opened new ground for women's representation at the highest level of a judicial system that for too long has tilted against the very community she hails from," the duchess continues. "For the millions of young women who will rightfully find inspiration from this moment, let's remind ourselves that Black achievement is something that exists not just today or yesterday, and not just in moments of celebration, but as a fabric woven into the entire chronicle of the American story." Meghan's contribution to the piece comes after she and Harry accepted the President's Award from NAACP in honor of their public service work and philanthropy. The couple used their NAACP platform to announce their foundation's partnered with the organization to create the NAACP-Archewell Digital Civil Rights Award, which will celebrate people fighting for racial justice via technology, beginning with this year's honoree, Dr. Safiya Noble, the co-founder of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, according to People.
Green Day cancels Moscow concert over Ukraine invasion
As fighting continues in Ukraine following last week's Russian invasion, Green Day has canceled its scheduled tour stop in Moscow. Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool and Mike Dirnt announced on the news on their Instagram Stories on Feb. 27, telling fans: "With heavy hearts, in light of current events we feel it is necessary to cancel our upcoming show in Moscow at Spartak Stadium. We are aware that this moment is not about stadium rock shows, it's much bigger than that," according to Pitchfork. They went on to write, "But we also know that rock and roll is forever and we feel confident there will be a time and a place for us to return in the future. Refunds available at the point of purchase." The group closed their message with, "Stay safe." Their announcement comes as major artists across the country and around the world speak out about the invasion, in most cases, siding with Ukraine. "My paternal grandparents emigrated from Ukraine and my heart breaks for the courageous people there fighting this Russian invasion," Barbra Streisand tweeted after Vladamir Putin sent troops into Kyiv. "Putin's propaganda about 'denazification' as a rationale is one of the great lies of this Century," she added. Miley Cyrus has posted about the "heartbreaking" invasion as well, telling fans on Twitter, "I am standing in solidarity with everyone in Ukraine who is affected by this attack." On Feb. 28, the New York Times reported dozens had been killed in a Russian rocket attack in a residential section of Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, despite talks between delegations from Moscow and Kyiv. Some 500,000 people had already fled Ukraine in the first days after the invasion, according to the Times.
Jason Momoa gushes he's 'beyond proud' of Zoe Kravitz ahead of 'The Batman' premiere
Zoe Kravitz got some early love for her performance in "The Batman" on Feb. 28, courtesy of her stepdad, Jason Momoa. The "Aquaman" star, who recently announced his split from Zoe's mom, Lisa Bonet, showed off his excitement about the movie on Instagram as he got ready to board a plane for the premiere of the new film, which hits theaters later this week. "CHEEEEHUUUUUUUU. SO EXCITED @channingtatum and I are on our way to see our ZOZO," he captioned a shot of himself alongside Channing. "Finally @thebatman premiere," Jason gushed. "I'm so beyond proud of you @zoeisabellakravitz all my aloha to @adamweitsman and @daveophilly for making this happen at the last minute. mahalo @wbpictures for the invite. we are very grateful. ALOHA J and C." Unfortunately, Jason said nothing about rumors he and Lisa could be giving their marriage another chance. The couple revealed in January they were calling time on their marriage of 16 years. But according to a report from Hollywood Life published on Feb. 25, the stars are "calling off their divorce," after opting to "work on things … because they have so much invested in each other." Zoe and Channing were first linked romantically last year.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers takes plea deal in DUI case
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has reportedly reached a plea deal after a misdemeanor DUI arrest in November. TMZ reports the actor will pay a $500 fine and is slated to complete an alcohol education and counseling program in connection with the arrest, which he pleaded no contest to following a car crash in Malibu, California. It was reported at the time that he blew "well past the legal limit" when authorities gave him a field sobriety test following the crash. The "Tudors" star was also sentenced to one year of summary probation, according to the outlet. Jonathan, 44, has struggled with alcohol issues in the past and has sought treatment a number of times. He's currently filming the action drama "97 Minutes" alongside Alec Baldwin.
Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard expecting baby No. 3 after miscarriage
Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard are expecting their third child together four months after Jill suffered a pregnancy loss, the couple revealed over the weekend. "We've been keeping a little secret!" they wrote in a post on their blog on Feb. 27. "Ever since we were devastated last fall by the miscarriage of our sweet baby, River Bliss, we have prayed that, if it was God's will, he would bless us with another baby. We are excited to announce that God has answered our prayers and we are expecting our rainbow baby due July 2022!" The "Counting On" star added that she and Derick are "thankful for a healthy baby and pregnancy so far" and excited to find out if they'll have a boy or a girl. Following Jill's miscarriage last fall, the pair told fans they'd picked out the name River Bliss for their little one because they felt it "encompasses our baby's significance and the life we will always remember."