Pete Davidson opens up about his famous exes
Pete Davidson has nothing to hide when it comes to his increasingly high-profile love life. In a new interview with radio personality Charlamagne Tha God, the "SNL" star gets deeply personal about his famous ex-girlfriends, the mental health issues he's struggled with for years and his very serious desire to have kids in the near future. Admitting that he finds the public interest in his romances with the likes of Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale and Kaia Gerber "scary," thanks to the paparazzi, he said break-ups can be inspiring because they make him want to be a better person, though he added that he's not planning to date again soon because he wants to work on himself more first. He then proceeded to share some of the backstory behind his recent splits, including his split from Cindy Crawford's 18-year-old daughter, Kaia. "We were dating for a few months and she's very young and I'm f—ing going through a lot," Pete said, according to Us Weekly, which notes the comic returned to rehab following the pair's breakup. She should be having fun and s—," he continued. She shouldn't have to worry about some dude who has issues … It just wasn't like the right place or the right time." He had similarly kind things to say about ex Margaret Qualley, whom he called a "beautiful soul." As for Kate, who's 20 years older than Pete, he quipped that his "uncles freaked out" about the relationship, which he called "legendary." "She's one of the funniest people I've ever met," he gushed before saying she was busy with work and he was headed back to "another rehab" center when they started dating, which threw off the timing. As for Ariana, whose onstage ring removal at the Grammys looked like intentional shade aimed at Pete, since the two were engaged? "She's the queen of shade," he cracked. "I get it. That's her job. … She has music to it, I get it. I hope people feel the same way about my jokes," he added. In general, the comic said all the women he's dated are "cool" but implied he's a handful. "I cry a lot. I get into deep conversations. I care about, like, your s—," he said. "I like to like meet your family and know who you are. … I'm a lot for certain people." He may not always be, though. Pete also discussed the changes he's been making that have helped him stop cutting himself and feeling suicidal — and said he'll always warn people who get close to him what they're up against. "I like to be very up front about that so there's no, like, surprises," he said. "I don't what you to be surprised if I cut myself or if I have to go away from a rehab or if I have to go to certain therapy. It breaks the ice easier. … I don't want to waste your time."
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Beyonce kicked off the Celebration of Life held for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 24, with a performance of two songs. But don't try to find any pictures of her performance. According to Page Six, the singer and/or event organizers barred Getty and the Associated Press photographers from taking photos of Bey as she sang "XO" and "Halo" to mourners at the Staples Center. "Really, at a memorial?" griped one insider at the event. "Not even the family of Michael Jackson did that." Photographers were also asked not to take pictures of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant's children. The late NBA star and his 13-year-old daughter died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. His widow has since filed a wrongful death suit against the owner of the helicopter.
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Kirk Douglas left $50M to charity
When Kirk Douglas died at age 103 earlier this month, he left behind a small fortune — $61 million, to be exact. It turns out most of that money will go to the Douglas Foundation, a charity the star founded with his wife Anne Douglas in 1964 in the interest of helping "those who cannot otherwise help themselves," according to NME. Among the foundation's beneficiaries are St. Lawrence University, where the foundation maintains a scholarship for minority and underprivileged students; Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, the location of the Kirk and Anne Douglas Childhood Center; the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The remaining $10 million will presumably go to members of Kirk's family and/or his wife.
The Kardashian siblings mark their late father Robert Kardadshian's birthday on social media
The Kardashian sibs all took a moment to pay tribute to their father, Robert Kardashian, on what would have been his 76th birthday on Saturday, Feb. 22. Sharing a photo of herself as a kid with the late lawyer on Instagram, Kim Kardashian West wrote "Happy Birthday dad! Miss you beyond understanding. Wish you were here to see it all!" (via E! News). Kourtney Kardashian shared childhood pics as well, writing, "Happy Birthday to my Daddy," while Khloe Kardashian posted a gallery of old family photos featuring Robert, along with the caption, "happy birthday to my handsome daddy!" Their brother, Rob Kardashian, chimed in with a similar birthday post. Robert passed away in 2003 at age 59 after suffering from esophageal cancer.
Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty in new Chicago case
Former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett entered a not guilty plea in criminal court in Chicago on Monday, Feb. 24, amid allegations he staged a hate crime on himself in January of last year. The Chicago Tribune reports Smollett's lawyers tried to have his arraignment on six charges of disorderly conduct delayed, but were unsuccessful. Most of the charges stem from allegedly false reports Smollett made to police about the incident. Smollett is expected to appear in court at some point, though possibly not for the next hearing on March 18. He was released on his own recognizance in the meantime, according to the Tribune.
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Justin Bieber surprises Kanye West's Sunday Service attendees
Kanye West's Sunday Service devotees got a treat this past weekend when Justin Bieber surprised the audience by jumping in with Kanye's gospel choir to perform "Never Would've Made It" by Marvin Sapp, the same song he performed last summer while leading a service at Churchome in Los Angeles, according to CNN. In a pair of video clips posted on Justin and Kim Kardashian West's Instagram accounts, the crowd can be heard cheering as the singer warbles the lyrics, "I'm stronger, I'm wiser/I'm better, much better/When I look back over all you brought me through/I can see that you were the one I held on to." A devout Christian like his wife, Hailey Bieber, Justin's spoken openly in the past about the role religion has played in helping him stay on track with his mental health.
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