Paulina Porizkova shares stunning bikini pic, powerful 'pro-aging' message
Paulina Porizkova's had it with "anti-aging" culture and the way it's marketed to women. In fact, the former supermodel, 56, is "pro-aging," because as she reminded Instagram followers this week, there's only one thing that stops the aging process — and it's definitely not a beauty product. Alongside a stunning bikini pic that showed off her washboard abs, toned gams and bright smile, Paulina revealed she's never had Botox or injections and said she finds inspiration on Instagram from other women who are committed to making the process of getting older a "beautiful" thing. "Combat age. Reverse aging. Rejuvenate. Anti age. None of this is possible," she wrote. "Yet, if you do an internet search on aging, this is what you'll get. Pills, potions and workouts to fight the aging process. You know what the only way to stop aging? Dying." Her powerful message continued: "I do not want to fight myself everyday for the rest of my life. But I do want to make the best of what I was given. And I want to shine a bright light in the dark corners of the shame that is heaped on women for daring to age. I can't change the world alone, but if you feel like I do, there are these some amazing women here on IG that I get inspired by everyday. There are many many more, and inspirations for all different reasons, but for now I'm just picking those who are accepting their aging and making it beautiful." She went on to shout-out some of those inspiring women, including Andie MacDowell, who's been speaking out about why she now embraces the "power move" of leaving her silver strands intact. Paulina also acknowledged she picked a photo "of me looking my best … to get your attention.😜" before adding the hashtags, "#nobotox #nofillers #nointerventions YET #nofilter #noshame #proaging."
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Billie Eilish says Justin Bieber's been helping her deal with fame
On her much anticipated second studio album, "Happier Than Ever," which arrived July 30, Billie Eilish tackles themes around unwanted attention — both sexual and otherwise. And the weird realities of sudden superstardom are definitely in the "otherwise" category. But as the five-time Grammy winner said on SiriusXM Hits 1's "Morning Mash Up" this week, she's had some help navigating the perils of fame from her pal, Justin Bieber. "He's a good friend of mine," she revealed, according to Billboard. "He, you know, has been so helpful for me, in terms of just, like, dealing with fame. And he'll call me sometimes and just say stuff that makes me just feel heard, and like there's somebody else that goes through the same stuff. So it's really nice to have him." Billie, who was about to turn 14 when her debut single "Ocean Eyes" went viral (it's since gone triple-platinum), also admitted she never expected the level of music success she's already found. "I didn't think I'd even be close at all," she said. "I didn't think I'd get anything … I could never have thought this would have happened in my life."
Michael Che seemingly responds to Simone Biles joke criticism with more sarcasm
Michael Che scrubbed his Instagram account this week as he faced widespread criticism for posting jokes about Simone Biles, who withdrew from two rounds of competition in Tokyo for mental health reasons. But he returned to the social media platform July 30 with what appeared to be a joke about the backlash. The whole thing started when the "Saturday Night Live" star posted (per Deadline), "Man, I wanna make fun of Simone Biles … I got like 3 mins of Simone Biles jokes in my head. Im going to the Cellar tonight to say them into a microphone. As the dorky kids say I'm choosing violence." He then proceeded to repost jokes others had private messaged to him, including one racist joke and one that referenced Simone's past sexual abuse at the hands of former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. With each repost on his Story, he included a gymnastics-esque rating, giving the Larry Nassar crack a "9/10." As outraged users fired back at the comic for making light of sexual assault and more, he sarcastically posted, "Mannnnn, i got hacked today. Can't believe they got me. Yall know i only do jokes about whites and cops. S'all good now i changed my password and everything.." Later, he scrubbed his whole page, leaving the account empty. Then, on July 30 — seemingly in response to the ongoing criticism — he added a text block that read, "somebody just threw doo doo at me!" While some fans defended him — "sarcasm is a misunderstood art form," one person wrote — others did not see anything funny about his follow-up. "So," one user replied, "he threw ur joke at u?" On July 31, he returned to Instagram to share a series of screenshots of negative media coverage of himself from over the years. He added the message, "I'm not saying the media is a little biased in their coverage, but…"
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Bob Odenkirk says he 'had a small heart attack' but will be 'OK'
Bob Odenkirk appears to be out of the woods after suffering what he described on Twitter as a "small heart attack" on the set of "Better Call Saul" three days earlier. "Hi. It's Bob. Thank you. To my family and friends who have surrounded me this week. And for the outpouring of love from everyone who expressed concern and care for me. It's overwhelming. But I feel the love and it means so much," he shared on July 30 in his first tweet since he collapsed and was rushed to a New Mexico hospital. "I had a small heart attack," he explained. "But I'm going to be ok thanks to Rosa Estrada and the doctors who knew how to fix the blockage without surgery. Also, AMC and SONYs support and help throughout this has been next-level. I'm going to take a beat to recover but I'll be back soon." Prior to his updates, his close friend and "Mr. Show" collaborator David Cross indicated he was pulling through when he tweeted, "Bob won."
Nicki Minaj reportedly in talks to host 'Real Housewives' reunion
Nicki Minaj could be Bravo-bound! Earlier this week, the rapper shared a teaser for Season 6 of "The Real Housewives of Potomac." "I'll be hosting the reunion. 🥳 lmk what y'all want me to ask chile🥴," she wrote in the caption. At first, it wasn't clear if she was kidding or not — then Andy Cohen chimed in with, "I want to see this!" As cast members Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Robyn Dixon and Wendy Osefo voiced their full support for the idea in the comments, Nicki hopped onto her Instagram Stories on July 30, where she wrote, "Don't move! Everyone binge watch all the episodes cuz we finna get into some thangz hunty: My questions will be well thought out, too. Mixed with funny & epic, of course," according to People. "And Barbz, plz don't send me a million comments about the album & doc chile just lemme have my moment," she added. "We almost there. Promise. Not lying this time. Love you." Cue Andy, who then shared Nicki's post on his Instagram Story. "Nicki is not playing," he wrote on the post. Nicki, meanwhile, returned to sharing Instagram Stories that seemed to show she is or was in talks to take over as host for the reunion special. This time, she shared a text thread with someone ID'd as "Joe Publicist." "Andy Cohen said he would gladly give up his seat to have you host the Potomac reunion. Tapes around October," Joe wrote in one message, adding that it would be "a really f—— funny moment" and telling Nicki, "I like this idea." Nicki's reply? "YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS," followed by "I WANT TO DO IT," with a whole lot of exclamation points. "OK," Joe responded. "Getting details."
Dolly Parton weighs in on Britney Spears' conservatorship battle
Dolly Parton can relate to Britney Spears' desire for freedom and independence. The country music legend stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" this week, where Andy Cohen asked her to comment on Britney's ongoing conservatorship battle with her father, Jamie Spears. Dolly, 75, first acknowledged that she tries not to "get involved in other people's business," adding, "I think she is a wonderful artist and I think she's a wonderful girl and I only wish her the best." She then admitted that she, too, has had to fight for her freedom. "I understand all those crazy things. I went through a lot of that myself through a big lawsuit in my early days with Porter Wagoner trying to get out on my own," Dolly said. Porter famously gave Dolly her big break by bringing her onto his show and touring with her from the late '60s through the mid-'70s. Eventually, they started fighting — a lot, according to her take on the business partnership in her 2020 memoir, "Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics," which details some of his attempts to exert control over her career. When she decided it was time to go out on her own, she resigned as his "girl singer" sidekick and wrote, "I Will Always Love You" about him. He said she could leave if he could produce the record and she let him. Then, after she went out on her own, he sued her for $1 million for breach of contract. The two still remained friends, however, and Dolly was reportedly at Porter's side when he passed away. As for Britney's current struggle for independence? "I understand where she is coming from and how she feels," Dolly said. "So, I hope that all turns out the way that it should."
Sharon Stone says she was 'threatened' with losing her job after asking that everyone on set be vaccinated
Sharon Stone is pushing for safer sets in Hollywood as the Delta variant surges and some Americans refuse to be inoculated against COVID-19. In a video announcing her candidacy for the SAG-AFTRA national board of directors, the actress, 63, says she's teamed up with Membership First to oppose changes made to the health plan available to Screen Actors Guild members. She also says she was "threatened" with losing a job in Atlanta after asking that everyone on the set be vaccinated. "Will I go to work before everyone on my show is vaccinated? No. No, I won't," she says in the video. "Am I being threatened that I will lose my job? Yes. Yes I am. Will I lose my job if everyone is not vaccinated on my show? Yes. Yes I could. Will I stand up for all of us so that every set that we go on is vaccinated? Yes. Yes, I will." She goes on to say it's "ridiculous … that we should have to go to work where we are not safe to work." Her comments come after the union's announcement that producers will have "the option to implement mandatory vaccination policies for casts and crew in Zone A [where unmasked actors work] on a production-by-production basis," according to People.
Kim Kardashian gets cease and desist letter over planned skincare line
Kim Kardashian West's latest business venture just hit a roadblock. Four months after the KKW Beauty founder filed to trademark the brand name SKKN for a planned expansion into skincare, salon chain owner and aesthetician Cyndie Lunsford sent Kim a cease and desist letter, claiming she's used the name SKKN+ for her salons since 2018, according to Page Six. "I have painstakingly built my successful small business with my own sweat equity, hard work, and research," Cyndie told the outlet. "It's clear that I established my brand first." It seems Cyndie also filed her trademark application first, though only by two days. In addition to skincare, Kim was reportedly planning to use the name for hair, nails and fragrance products as well as candles.