Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott are reportedly 'exploring their relationship romantically again'
From their flirty Instagram exchanges to their Stormi-free weekend getaways, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have certainly been looking like more than just amicable exes in recent months. Now, a source tells "ET" the two are indeed on again almost two years after they pressed pause on their years-long romance. "Kylie and Travis are messing around and having fun together," said the insider. "They've always had a strong connection and chemistry and they're exploring their relationship romantically again." The "ET" report comes after Kylie joined the rapper for his 29th birthday celebration in Miami, where the two shared a quiet meal together before heading out to a club where Travis was set to perform. Per the "ET" source, the two have had a positive experience co-parenting their 3-year-old daughter and still "have a lot of love for each other" that's evident to "everyone around them."
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Channing Tatum reveals the hilarious reason he wants to improve his acting skills
It's good to have goals! Channing Tatum stopped by "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on May 5 to promote his new children's book, "The One and Only Sparkella." But when Kelly asked Channing about her other guest, Meg Boggs, and her new body-positive fitness book, "Fitness For Every Body," the conversation turned to Channing's insanely chiseled physique, which the "Magic Mike" star assured Kelly is nothing more than a byproduct of what he's asked to wear — or, more precisely, what he's asked not to wear — on camera. "For someone that has to work out for a job, I promise I would not look like this unless I had to be naked in most of my movies, mostly," Channing admitted. "And at some point I gotta get better at acting so I don't have to be naked in all of them," he quipped. Praising Meg, who's a mom as well as an athlete and activist, Channing went on to point out that he struggles to find the drive to exercise even though he gets paid to look like he does. "I literally get to work out as a job, and it's still hard," he said. "And I can't imagine people that have a 9 to 5 job, have kids at home, and where do they get the energy and the time to actually, like, focus on themselves?" Asked whether he has cheat days when it comes to his diet, the 41-year-old said, "sometimes," but he thinks of those indulgences in terms of the extra exercise he'll need to do to account for them. "As I'm getting older, everything I pick up, I go, 'Oh, that's like two more miles that I have to run or ride,'" he explained. "And it's just like, I start looking at things like they're just actual miles and time that I have to work out so I will pick the days and I will pick specific things." As for that favorite cheat-day food? "I love cake," Channing said.
Rooney Mara shares rare reflections on life as a new mom
Ahead of her first Mother's Day as a mom herself, Rooney Mara shared some rare reflections on what the holiday means to her now that she and fiancé Joaquin Phoenix have a child of their own. Though she and Joaquin usually keep matters related to their personal life out of the spotlight, Rooney was inspired to open up this week in an open letter for the Farm Sanctuary, an activist organization the couple supports that fights animal agriculture. "As a new mom, Mother's Day has taken on a special meaning this year," she writes (via People). "Raising our baby, River, has opened my heart to a whole new life filled with hope and more determination than ever to create a kinder and more sustainable world. I feel so fortunate to be able to nurture my son in all of the ways that nature intended, and I wish all mothers in the animal kingdom could experience that sacred maternal bond with their young, devoid of exploitation by humans," she continues. Rooney then shares stories about three moms from the animal kingdom that Farm Sanctuary's helped by allowing them to nurture their little ones. "As I celebrate my first Mother's Day, I hope you will join me in honoring all of the inspiring moms and maternal figures who've made a difference in your life," Rooney adds. She and Joaquin were first linked romantically in 2016. They confirmed their engagement in 2019 and welcomed River, named after Joaquin's late brother, actor River Phoenix, last year.
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Kim Kardashian West denies involvement in 'looted' ancient Roman art shipment
Kim Kardashian West has found herself caught in the middle of the feds' attempt to seize an ancient Roman statue believed to have been "looted" from Italy and smuggled into the U.S. five years ago. According to NBC News, the sculpture is known as "Fragment of Myron's Samian Athena" and dates back to the 1st or 2nd century AD. It seems the piece was on its way to Kim when it was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials. Per court documents filed last week, the importer of the shipment was listed as, "Kim Kardashian dba (doing business as) Noel Roberts Trust." Noel Roberts Trust is apparently a business entity tied to Kim and her estranged husband Kanye West's real estate properties. One of the shippers, meanwhile, is listed as interior designer Axel Vervoordt, who worked on Kim and Kanye's famously all-white, minimalist California home. Despite those apparent connections, a rep for the reality star says she "never purchased" the piece. "This is the first that [Kim] has learned of its existence," the spokesperson told CNN. The rep said Kim's team believes the sculpture "may have been purchased using her name without authorization and because it was never received (and) she was unaware of the transaction."
Matt James says he spoke to therapists before taking Rachael Kirkconnell back
After weeks of social media buzz about former "Bachelor" star Matt James' romantic reconciliation with Rachael Kirkconnell, Matt opened up about what changed his mind in a recent interview with WSJ Magazine. "I have spoken to therapists — I wouldn't say I have a specific therapist — as you talk about things, that's when the healing can start," said Matt, who was the first-ever Black bachelor in the history of the franchise. He explained that the initial reports he heard about Rachael's racially insensitive social media posts didn't surface until January. He brushed them off as "nasty" rumors at first, then saw evidence the rumors were true in February. That's when he ended things. "I think the best way to put it is that we can have critical conversations about being in this relationship and what I need in a partner — especially if that woman isn't Black — to understand what comes with me and my life and being Black," Matt told the outlet, per the Daily Mail. "It's on people who care about being allies to do the work to be truly antiracist," he added. "And I think it's unfair to leave people without the ability to unlearn and be better." Rachael has said previously she's spending focused time learning about racism after losing Matt, whom she called the "love of my life."
Pete Davidson defends Elon Musk hosting 'SNL'
Elon Musk's upcoming "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut is just fine with Pete Davidson. The decision to invite the Tesla and SpaceX exec onto the show has already sparked some vocal opposition from a number of "SNL" cast members and others associated with the long-running series. Pete, for his part, finds the criticism unfounded. "I don't know why people are freaking out," the comic told Seth Meyers on the May 4 edition of "Late Night." "They're like, 'Oh I can't believe that Elon Musk is hosting!' And I'm like, 'The guy that makes the earth better kinda and makes cool things and sends people to Mars?'" Pete added that he was planning to dine with Elon and the show's producer, Lorne Michaels, after his "Late Night" appearance. "I'm really excited, man," he said. "I'm gonna ask him for like a Tesla or some s—." In recent years, Elon's faced backlash for tweeting anti-union remarks and sharing misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, he and his Tesla board were sued by a pension fund on grounds of "unrelenting avarice" after they allegedly paid themselves millions of dollars from company coffers at the expense of the company and its workers.
Why Lil Nas X is no longer afraid of 'alienating straight fans'
When Lil Nas X released his controversial hit, "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)," the singer, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, also shared a note to his 14-year-old self in which he acknowledged having once "promised to never come out publicly" as gay. But he promised younger Montero that the new song, which details a same-sex relationship, would "open doors for many other queer people to simply exist." As Nas explains in Entertainment Weekly's Pride issue cover story, he continued to wrestle with whether he could be openly gay — and sing about it — even after becoming a bona fide star. "At first I was really afraid of alienating any of my straight fans," he says. "But then it was kind of like, if they feel offended, they were never really here for me. They were here for whatever version of myself they made up in their head." He still faces trolls, of course, but the 22-year-old is done trying to appease the public. He says he's found that "once you show the world more of yourself, they can relate more." Besides, he adds, "looking back on history, the biggest icons, the biggest artists, are the ones who aren't trying to always make everybody happy and who were doing themselves." Says Nas, "I want to be a voice for those who pretend to be themselves, but aren't quite there yet."
'Tiger King's' Carole Baskin launches her own cryptocurrency, $CAT
"Tiger King" star Carole Baskin is taking her love of big cats virtual in a big way. This week, the Big Cat Rescue CEO launched her own cryptocurrency. Dubbed $CAT, the new alt coin "is not a currency for investment," Carole said in an announcement on her website, "but rather is a purr-ency of our fans to show their love for the cats." In other words, fans can now buy $CAT coins but what they can do with the coins is limited with most options for use still in the idea phase. So far, those ideas include "access to live walkabouts," presumably virtual ones, at the sanctuary, discounts and early access to merch and activities, and access to a planned "big cat metaverse for virtual visits with the cats" and their caretakers. "I'm investigating cryptocurrencies because I am concerned about the volume of US dollars that are being printed and distributed with nothing to back them up," Carole said in the announcement. She also plans to launch her own NFTs "in about two weeks."
Tiffany Haddish on how Billy Crystal helped her cry on camera
No tears? No problem — as long as Billy Crystal is in the room. Tiffany Haddish checked in with Hoda Kotb on the "Today" show this week, where she opened up about working with comedy legend Billy Crystal on their new film, "Here Today." After being stunned that he even wanted to speak with her about potentially co-starring with him in the film, which he also directed, Tiffany recalled how he did what she seemed to think was the impossible. He got her to feel her not-so-laugh inducing feelings — on purpose and on camera. "The only thing I had an issue with was when Billy was asking me to cry," Tiffany shared. "I was like, 'I've been spending 39 years of my life suppressing tears, not crying in front of people — do you know how hard it was to train myself to turn all tears into jokes?' [Billy] was like, 'Nah, I want you to cry.' And he got it out of me," she said. Asked how he got the "Girls Trip" star to overcome her block, she said that when he coached her on it she "just stayed in the moment" and "listened." Tiffany added, "It was hard because I do it with my friends, in real life, but to do it with a whole crew around … I've trained myself to be like, 'When I feel like busting out with the Viola Davis snot tears, just make a joke! Do something, laugh, swallow those tears! Do something to make it go away.' And Billy was like, 'Don't do it. Just be.'" "Here Today" zeroes in on what Billy described as "a relationship between an older man and a younger woman that was about friendship and love, but not in a romantic way." And he couldn't have been happier with Tiffany, who he described as having been "great to act with, and a joy to direct." "Here Today" hits theaters May 7.