Olivia Jade is reportedly not speaking to her parents
After Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were arrested earlier this month for allegedly bribing their kids' way into USC, their daughter, Olivia Jade — arguably the most visible of the students who have been implicated thus far — has essentially gone underground. That's according to Us Weekly, which reports the 19-year-old social media influencer is no longer speaking to her parents or many of friends. "Olivia has been staying with her boyfriend [Jackson Guthy] in Malibu. She's not talking to her parents right now," says one insider. "Olivia hasn't been out with friends. She is completely in hiding right now. Olivia is posting private Stories on her Instagram, using the only-close-friends option, to share her days on social media with her close circle." A second source claims some in Olivia's circle are encouraging her to bear in mind Lori and Mossimo "were just trying to do the best they could for her, but she doesn't listen." The source says Olivia, who has lost lucrative partnerships with brands including TRESemmé and Sephora, "feels she is the victim." Though she remains enrolled at USC, according to the source, "she has withdrawn physically, she's not there," because of the bullying that she's faced. Recent reports indicate Olivia's 20-year-old sister, Isabella, is also enrolled but not attending school. People's sources tell a similar story, with one insider saying, "Olivia is hanging out with longtime friends, but that's it" and that she "doesn't want to go out in public." Noting that she doesn't plan to go back to school at all, People's source points out the bribery scheme "wasn't her idea." (It's unclear if she or her sister knew what their parents were up to when they planned it.) "[Olivua] didn't care if she got into USC. She just wanted to focus on her [Youtube blogging] business," says the source. "She feels that she worked very hard for something that she loves, and she has no idea what will happen with her business in the future." Lori and Mossimo, meanwhile, are presumably preparing for next week's hearing, where they'll face charges they paid $500,000 worth of bribes to have the girls accepted to the school as rowing recruits, which they are not. The hearing is set for April 3.
Demi Lovato gracefully claps back after body shaming headline
Demi Lovato has been candid for years about how the stress of being in the spotlight and facing pressure to conform to certain physical standards contributed to her struggle with bulimia, among other things. So when The Inquisitr published a headline reading, "Demi Lovato Appears To Have A Fuller Figure After Working Up A Sweat In LA," she recognized the statement's dangerous ramifications and called them out. "I AM MORE THAN MY WEIGHT," she responded on her Instagram Story before explaining why such headlines can be so pernicious. "Unlike the past, I'm not triggered, I'm not upset that someone wrote a headline about my 'fuller figure,'" she told followers. "I'm angry that people think it's okay to write headlines about people's body shapes. Especially a woman who has been so open about being in recovery from an eating disorder. I'm not upset for myself but for anyone easily influenced by the diet culture." She went on to remind her fans that their human value can't be physically quantified, explaining: "Too many people today base their ideal body weight off of what OTHERS tell us we should look like or weigh. Articles like these only contribute to that toxic way of thinking. If you're reading this: Don't listen to negative diet culture talk. You are more than a number on a scale and I am more than a headline about my body shape." E! News reports the man who wrote the original headline saw her message and apologized via Instagram. "I thank you for your apology," Demi replied. "Maybe you can write an article about this experience. Taking it down won't take away what's already up there. Unfortunately I had to use this is an example to make a statement about these types of headlines how damaging it is not [only] for me but the readers." He replied as well, telling the singer, "You're an incredible talent and you're right, your body is not all you are. This is a lesson learnt." Finally, Demi urged her fans to "be nice" to the writer in spite of what he posted. "I appreciate your support but he learned a lesson and we never respond with hate, only love," she told followers. She wrapped things up with a light-hearted, "now my fuller a– is going to sleep," adding, "Goodnight guys..I love you so much. Don't forget to tell yourself how beautiful and worthy you are of a happy and healthy life."
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That time Snoop Dogg got Matthew McConaughey so high he rapped for 13 hours straight …
There's a new celeb bestie situation brewing — or should we say, smoking? "Beach Bum" stars Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg stopped by the Wednesday, March 28, edition of "Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel," and when they weren't giggling at one another's jokes like a couple of high school kids who just dipped into their parents' stash of weed, they shared a story about, well … dipping into Snoop's stash. On set. Describing the first day of shooting, Snoop recalled, "When I first got to the set, they had a bunch of fake blunts and joints rolled up. And I'm like, 'On no. Who is that for? That's not for me,'" as Matthew laughed, acknowledging it was meant for him (via the New York Post). "I show up that night," Matthew explains. "I know the scene, so I talk to the prop guy on set. I said, 'Look, I got my prop joints.' Which are oregano. I talk to Snoop. I say, 'These are my prop joints. Oregano.'" There was a pause as the audience cracked up, realizing what was coming next. "So all of a sudden we do the scene and it's about an eight-minute take, it's a long take if you're passing a joint back and forth and you're smoking hardcore to the heels of your feet," Mathew said. "So the scene goes on and right after the scene I just feel like, 'Man, I'm not sure that was a prop.' And Snoop goes, 'Yo, Moondog," he said, referencing his onscreen name while looking like he was about to cry with laughter. "'That wasn't prop weed, that was Snoop weed.'" At this point, Matthew slowed down in what looked like an attempt not to lose it completely. "I said, 'OK, man! Buckle up because here we go.'" That wasn't the kicker, though. The highlight of the story came after Matthew admitted he, "didn't say another word of English, really, the rest of the night," then turned to Snoop and recalled, "You said I rapped a lot," giggling again. Snoop was quite, flashed a half smile and replied, "You rapped for 13 hours straight," Snoop said with a smirk. "I think me and Matthew are meant for each other," Snoop added. "It's supposed to be."
Lady Gaga celebrates her 33rd birthday on a yacht in Cabo San Lucas
Mexico seems to be Lady Gaga's go-to getaway spot this year. The newly minted Oscar winner celebrated Valentine's Day there with a group of girlfriends, capping off a busy awards season during which she split from her fiance, Christian Carino. The singer was spotted there again this week on her 33rd birthday. According to the Daily Mail, Gaga spent Thursday, March 28, kicking back on a yacht in Cabo San Lucas. Thursday was also a big day for someone Gaga's become close with — Jeremy Renner's daughter, Ava. According to Us Weekly, the singer leaned on Jeremy after her relationship with Christian went south. "They've become super close and hang out all the time," said a source, adding that Ava's often part of their get-togethers. Word is there's no romance brewing between Jeremy and Gaga, though; they've reportedly been friends for a while.
'Empire' ratings hit historic low after Jussie Smollett verdict
Things don't look great for "Empire" in the wake of Jussie Smollett's controversial exoneration of charges related to the hate crime he was accused of having staged in Chicago. TVLine reports the episode that aired Wednesday, March 28, had just 3.97 million viewers, marking the lowest ratings in the show's history. And while Jussie sounds optimistic despite continuing speculation of his involvement, telling reporters recently that he's eager to get back to work, TVLine also points out some big changes appear to be ahead for the cast. The mysterious onscreen death of one major character has already been hinted at in previous episodes. In the latest edition of the show [SEMI-SPOILER AHEAD], another key character announces he's terminally ill. Lee Daniels has said it's "been a freakin' roller coaster" for everyone involved in the series in recent weeks.
Will Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's baby get a royal title?
Duchess Meghan's due date is coming up in April, and while we don't know much about the baby-to-be's name or gender, People reports his or her royal title is an easier guess. Tradition reportedly stipulates that the eldest son of a Duke, such as Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, would likely first become the Earl of Dumbarton before inheriting the Duke of Sussex title. The next son born would traditionally become Lord of Windsor and the next daughter would become Lady of Windsor. This is all up to the Queen, however, and she could also opt to not give the child a royal title at all.
Natalie Portman's alleged stalker could face jail time after latest arrest
A man who's allegedly been stalking Natalie Portman at her home for months could land in jail after the actress alerted police this week that he was just outside her property — and potentially in violation of a protective order she filed against him. According to TMZ, the man, who has previously told police he's the fictional character, "John Wick," will face new charges from the incident, which resulted in his arrest. When he seemingly tried to visit the actress in January, he ended up in police custody on a psychiatric hold. Police tell TMZ he could face a year behind bars if he's convicted of the restraining order violation.
Beyonce reveals she lost her uncle to HIV at the 2019 GLAAD Awards
In their Vanguard Award acceptance speech at the GLAAD Awards on Thursday, March 28, Beyonce and JAY-Z dedicated the honor to a special relative, whom Beyonce credited with having been a major part of her life when she was growing up. "I want to dedicate this award to my uncle Johnny, the most fabulous gay man I've ever known, who helped raise me and my sister," she said, fighting back tears (via JustJared). "He lived his truth. He was brave and unapologetic during a time when this country wasn't as accepting," she added. "And witnessing his battle with HIV was one of the most painful experiences I've ever lived. I'm hopeful that his struggle served to open pathways for other young people to live more freely. LGBTQI rights are human rights."
Lil Wayne settles massive IRS debt dating back to 2011
If this serves as inspiration ahead of April 15, Lil Wayne just settled his IRS debt — and it was not small. Documents reviewed by The Blast show Weezy forked over $14 million towards two separate liens filed by the feds. He was hit with the liens in 2017 for debts accrued in 2011 and 2012, according to the website. The $8 million cash boost he got from Universal Music Group over issues related to his Cash Money Records / "Tha Carter V"
Kate Hudson set to launch her first ready-to-wear clothing line
Fabletics co-founder Kate Hudson has a new design project in the works. On Thursday, March 28, the star shared a video on Instagram filling followers in on her new, earth-inspired clothing collection. "ANNOUNCING my first ever ready-to-wear line called HAPPY X NATURE! ☀️," she captioned a video that showed her smiling in the desert sunshine as she modeled flowy, flowery dresses, denim tops and jackets and more. "We're almost ready!" she added, directing fans to a sneak peek of the line at happyxnature.com. Quoting the tagline, she added, "Striving to make you and nature happy 🍃 Hope you love it!"