Nicki Minaj gets a key to the city in Queens
Should you find yourself locked out of a building in the borough of Queens, New York City, give Nicki Minaj a call. She's the proud new owner of her very own key to the city. "This is a #MajorKeyAlert I just got the #KeyToTheCity #ProudQueensGirl Thank you #MelindaKatz Queens Borough PRESIDENT 👑🔑," Nicki tweeted on Monday, June 26. Born in Trinidad, Nicki moved to Queens as a little girl and was raised there.
North West picks a name for her new puppy
These two birthday girls have a pair of new Pomeranian puppies at home, thanks to their moms, Kim Kardashian West and Kourtney West. And while Penelope Disick picked the name "Honey" for her fluffy pal right away, North West dragged her feet for a few days while Kim asked fans to vote on a name. Given the choices between Peachy Pop, Sushi, Goldie and Baby Jesus (ahem), E! News reports Peachy Pop won. But on Tuesday, June 27, Kim announced North had decided to go another direction. "FYI the puppy's name is Sushi," she tweeted. We were so pulling for Baby Jesus …
Britney Spears unveils her sixth fragrance
Britney Spears is set to debut her sixth fragrance on July 10 — and it's not likely to win any awards for creative labeling. On the heels of the release of Private Show comes … wait for it … VIP Private Show. "Private Show celebrates one of my biggest passions, dancing, and I'm so excited to take the fragrance to a more personal place with VIP Private Show!" Brit says in a press release (via Fragrantica)"It's inspired by the personal, intimate feeling of putting on a show, where it's just you and the audience." That inspiration apparently translates to blood orange, violet blossom and golden amber mixed with notes of red apple, mango nectar and raspberry wood. Brit's previous fragrances include Curious, along with Maui Fantasy, Intimate Fantasy and Fantasy in Bloom.
Check out Eminem's new look
Look who's got a beard! Eminem showed up alongside Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine at the premiere for HBO's "The Defiant Ones" in Los Angeles and he was rocking some new facial hair. Em was apparently aware his new look might surprise some folks, too — he captioned an Instagram post from the event, "Just a couple of guys from Compton and one from Detroit. With a beard."
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively take course in CPR for infants
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively just became even better parents. The couple, who have two young daughters at home, both announced on Instagram this week that they'd completed a CPR course. "Years ago, I took a CPR course thru the Red Cross. And holy s—, I ended up saving my nephew's life because I knew what to do! True story!" Ryan exclaimed, sharing a photo from the class. "Yesterday I took a refresher course — focusing on infant and toddler CPR. It takes only a few hours and it's also kinda, sorta fun. Thank you to Dan from Viva First Aid for the lesson," he wrote. By the way, the creepy factor of those creatures Ryan and Dan are holding in the pic didn't go unnoticed. Ryan added: "And thank you to these two helpful yet lifeless dolls whose vacant ocular cavities will haunt me until end times." Uh, yeah. That makes all of us.
Lena Dunham gets two new tattoos
New ink! Lena Dunham showed off two new tattoos on Friday, June 23, on Instagram Stories. "Been tatting myself up like crazy this month," she wrote on one pic of the fresh blooming rose on her thigh and kewpie dolls on her hip above the flower sketch. "These kewpies been on me a few weeks," she wrote on another pic (via Us Weekly). In what may have been a reference to her long-fought battle with endometriosis, the "Girls" creator wrote on a third photo that the body art "gives me a sense of control and ownership of a body that's often beyond my control." Earlier this month, she posted a nude selfie that put more of her multiple tats on display. "I spent so many years loving my body but thinking it wasn't lovable by others- its sole purpose was to be fodder for jokes," she captioned the image. "I performed the insult so no one else could," she continued. "I don't regret any of it- that's my art and that was my truth- but now, at age 31, having been through hell and back with my health and other people's perceptions of my physicality, I feel deeply comfortable with the idea that this pear-shaped pot of honey is equally good for making people laugh and laying out like a Suicide Girl circa 2004. Love it all."
Miranda Kerr turns over millions of dollars' worth of jewelry to U.S. government
More than $8 million worth of Miranda Kerr's jewelry is now in the hands of U.S. government agents, according to the Washington Post. The jewelry reportedly included items given to her by her ex-boyfriend, Malaysian financier Jho Low, that were named in civil-forfeiture lawsuits. Seems the U.S. Justice Department is going after assets it believes may have been purchased illegally with money from a Malaysian sovereign-wealth fund called 1Malaysia Development Bhd. "From the start of the inquiry, Miranda Kerr co-operated fully and pledged to turn over the gifts of jewelry to the government," Miranda's rep told the Post. "Ms. Kerr will continue to assist with the inquiry in any way she can." Leonardo DiCaprio has also had to give up items with alleged ties to corrupt foreign governments including an Oscar won by Marlon Brando.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson hit with pregnancy rumors
"Mom and Dad?" That's how Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson labeled a handful of photos of themselves taken at Khloe's birthday party over the weekend. Not surprisingly, the captions sparked questions about whether a stork could be headed Khloe's way. TMZ points out Khloe said on a recent edition of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" that Tristan wants "to have about five or six kids with me and that's lovely." But it's not so lovely that they've already started on baby No. 1. Sources tell TMZ that despite being serious about spending their lives together, the pair simply call each other "mom and dad" as nicknames — and Khloe is not pregnant.
Matthew Perry lists Hollywood Hills home for $13.5M
By most accounts, the housing market is set to shoot up even higher in 2017 — and it sounds like Matthew Perry is banking on that as fact. The Los Angeles Times reports the "Friends" alum recently listed his sprawling home in L.A.'s Hollywood Hills West neighborhood for $13.5 million. Boasting floor-to-ceiling glass windows, an infinity pool and multiple reflecting pools, the early '60s-era pad comes with three bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and an open-floor plan. Matthew bought the home six years ago for $8.65 million.
Maci Bookout: 'I ignored red flags' with Ryan Edwards
Amber Portwood isn't the only "Teen Mom OG" star opening up about her past in a new book this year. Maci Bookout's memoir, "I Wasn't Born Bulletproof: Lessons I've Learned (So You Don't Have To)" hit Amazon on Tuesday, June 27. In excerpts published by InTouch Weekly, Maci reveals she knew things were going downhill with her ex Ryan Edwards long before they actually split. "I convinced myself that I needed to make it work and ignored a lot of red flags," she writes. "It was my second love, and my most toxic relationship. When it finally ended it was painful, but I also felt a sense of relief that the relationship was over." In the end, she says she and Ryan came to see it would be best for their son Bentley if they called it quits. "We tried for a little while because we thought staying together was the right thing for Bentley (after all my parents have stayed together through all kinds of ups and downs since they were teenagers)," she writes. "But ultimately we realized that being happy and apart was far healthier for our son than being miserable and together."