Elon Musk trolls ex-girlfriend Grimes on 'elf ear surgery' plans
Nothing like getting beauty advice from an ex on Twitter … On Monday, Aug. 15, Grimes, who shares two kids with former partner Elon Musk, tweeted that she made an appointment with a "great plastic surgeon" a couple years back because she thought she "might want to change things up by my mid 30s." Specifically, the 34-year-old music star said she's always wanted to get surgically modified elven ears and vampire teeth caps but wondered if someone could recommend "reputable elf ear modifiers" in Austin or Los Angeles or if anyone had "done elf ear mods with a good outcome." It seems Grimes is nervous about the "ear cartilage" healing process, which involves "permanent stitches." That's when Elon weighed in with some lighthearted shade. "The downside of elf ear surgery probably outweighs the upside," he suggested. Grimes took the comment in stride, telling her ex, "tbh this sounds like a job for crispr," referencing what Wikipedia defines as "a genetic engineering technique in molecular biology." Added Grimes: "Sad to be born just a few generations too early." As more users chimed in with suggestions, Grimes only became more enthralled with the idea of bodily changes. "Y'all just pushing me into darker corners of the internet," she wrote at one point, sharing a post about surgical eye color change options. Grimes later revealed she has "a full body tattoo in the works" as well, telling fans, "These next few years will be spent doing [all] my dream body mods." Sorry, Elon …
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Nicki Minaj slams Kevin Federline for public comments on Britney Spears' parenting: 'How dare you?'
Nicki Minaj called Kevin Federline a "clown" and a "coward" and told him to leave her former tour-mate, Britney Spears, "the f*** alone," in a long and scathing livestream on Amp on Tuesday, Aug. 17. The rapper was responding to negative claims Kevin recently made about Britney's parenting of their teenage sons, Jayden and Preston, who he said on ITV "have decided … are not seeing" their mom "right now." While Britney slammed the interview as "hurtful," Nicki went much, much further, calling out the singer's ex for allegedly trying to "break" her because she's now happily remarried to Sam Asghari, and reminding Kevin Britney's still paying much of the tab for his lifestyle 15 years after they split. "Do you understand what kind of a clown you have to be to be a whole, grown f****** man, and as soon as you see somebody happy and getting married and moving on and being free and feeling good in their own skin, to do the very thing that you know is going to attempt to break them down?" Nicki said on Amp, according to Page Six. "Only cowards use the media against a famous person who they once loved, they procreated with, they're being taken care of by, they once were being taken care of by, using the person's fame as this constant 'gotcha' moment," she continued. "You think it's OK? You think that anybody's going to feel sorry for you?" she asked, adding that Britney "loves her kids more than life itself." Nicki went on to point out Kevin's tactics could hurt his relationship with them in the future. "How dare you. How dare you encourage this woman's children to be a part of your nonsense," she said. "When they look back, they're gonna say, 'Why, why, why did we do this?' They're kids. They don't know how detrimental this is. But you know …" Before closing, she warned him to leave her friend "alone." Britney and Kevin were married from 2004 until 2007.
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Angelina Jolie says working with her kids on 'Without Blood' 'felt natural'
At least two of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six kids are already following in their parents' Hollywood footsteps. The former couple's sons, Maddox, 21, and Pax, 18, both worked in the assistant director's department on Angelina's upcoming directorial effort, "Without Blood," starring Salma Hayek and Demián Bichir. "We work well together," Angelina recently told People. "When a film crew is at its best, it feels like a big family, so it felt natural." "Without Blood" was actually Pax's second time joining his mom at work behind-the-scenes, his first being her 2017 film, "First They Killed My Father," which he shot still for, according to People. Angelina's interview comes on the heels of her recent trip to Atlanta to drop off daughter Zahara, 17, at Spelman College, the HBCU where she's now a freshman. Asked what she's most proud of when it comes to her kids — she also shares daughter Shiloh, 16, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 14, with Brad — Angelina praised their unique spirits. "I'm proud that they are all very much their own people," she said. "Very different and still a very close family that learn from each other."
Demi Lovato admits she was anxious about releasing new single, rumored to reference Wilmer Valderrama age gap
In the lyrics to Demi Lovato's new single, "29," the singer looks back on a past relationship with someone 12 years younger — an age gap that matches the difference in age between Demi, 29, and her 42-year-old ex, Wilmer Valderrama. And while she hasn't confirmed that's who inspired the track, Demi opened up about its heavy content — including issues of sexual consent — in a recent interview with Apple Music's Zane Low. "I would be lying if I said I didn't have a ton of anxiety about putting out this song," said Demi, who uses they/them and she/her pronouns, according to People. In the first verse, Demi sings: "Petal on the vine / Too young to drink wine / Just five years a bleeder / Student and a teacher / Far from innocent / What the f*** is consent? / Numbers told you not to / But that didn't stop you." At other points in the song, the singer indicates that at 29, they wouldn't consider dating a 17-year-old. "Finally 29 / 17 would never cross my mind / Thought it was a teenage dream a fantasy / But it was yours it wasn't mine," Demi sings. "When I turned 29, I remember I was on vacation and I just realized I'm 29 now, and it put things into perspective. It put everything into perspective," she told Zane. "And I'm very careful with the way that I answer these questions because I feel like the song says it all." Despite her anxiety, Demi explained she decided to record the song because it's her "truth … and I do still walk that line very finely." Ultimately, she added, "I've learned that sometimes saying less is more. And it's taken me to 30 years old to maybe learn that, but here I am approaching the way that I express myself differently in front of the media because it's OK to have boundaries."
Kid Cudi reveals he had a stroke in rehab
Kid Cudi was battling more than depression when he checked himself into rehab in 2016. As the rapper and actor reveals in a new interview with Esquire, he suffered a stroke just two weeks after his mental health treatment began. He was subsequently hospitalized and underwent physical rehab on top of the mental health assistance he so badly needed at the time. For months, he battled slowed-down speech and movement while working on healing just about every part of himself. "Everything was f*****," he admits. He finally started to feel he was making progress in 2017 during an audition for the Broadway play, "Lobby Hero." Though he didn't get the part, he did have to memorize lines and perform them and he felt strong about how the experience went. "I proved to myself that I could do it," he explains. "I needed that at the time. I was happy. Like, damn, my brain is still strong. I didn't lose something in that s*** that happened." Six years after rehab and therapy, Kid Cudi is feeling a lot more whole. "I actually can say, at 38, that I love myself," he says. "And I couldn't have said that six years ago. I can say that with confidence now and truly believe it, and it shows." He's also determined to keep talking about his mental health issues. "It's a lot of pressure, but it keeps me alive. So I'll take it. It doesn't stress me out," he says. "It keeps me thinking, 'Nah … You gotta be here. Let old age take you out.'" Cudi's new animated Netflix series "Entergalactic" premieres Sept. 30.
Hoda Kotb talks dating after Joel Schiffman
Hoda Kotb feels good about her chances of finding love again following her split from Joel Schiffman. "In my mind's eye, I sort of see something," the "Today" star tells People. "I don't know why I feel that, but I do." Hoda, 58, announced she and Joel were calling it quits after eight years together back in January, explaining on "Today" that they'd decided they are "better as friends and parents" than as a couple. "It was a beautiful time together," the anchor tells People of her relationship with Joel. And while she's not dating anyone now, she's confident that could change. "It's like, you know how people say, the older you get the more comfortable and the more you know who you are?" she explains. "It's like, I think someone who meets me now will meet me for real." Hoda and Joel, 64, remain coparents to daughters Haley, 4, and Hope, 2.
Hollywood veteran Gina Lollobrigida, 95, announces Senate run in Italy
A 95-year-old veteran of Hollywood's Golden Age could be Italy's next rising star politician. Gina Lollobrigida, who got her start as a beauty pageant contestant and model in the '40s, made her Hollywood breakthrough in John Huston's "Beat the Devil" in 1954. The gorgeous star went on to juggle roles in both the U.S. and Europe opposite the likes of Burt Lancaster and Rock Hudson before launching a photojournalism career, according to Entertainment Weekly. She's now announced her run for Senate in the newly founded Sovereign and Popular Italy (ISP) party. "I was just tired of hearing politicians arguing with each other without ever getting to the point," she told Corriere della Sera in an interview published over the weekend. "I will fight for the people to decide, from health to justice. Italy is in bad shape, I want to do something good and positive." She added that Mahatma Gandhi "for his nonviolence" has served as an inspiration for her political aspirations.