Salma Hayek thanks troll after being accused of having too much work done
Salma Hayek has mastered the art of the graceful clap-back. The gorgeous 53-year-old star shared a selfie from a sunny beach on Instagram this week, captioning the breezy pic, "#wind #aire." The positive vibes she was exuding didn't win over all her followers, though. "Too much Botox 😦," wrote one judgy commenter, adding, "Not needed Salma!" Salma didn't let the post go — but she didn't get riled up, either. She simply replied: "I don't have Botox, but thank you for the advice because I was thinking maybe it's time." The response earned the actress even more love and plenty of chuckles and compliments, with other users sharing comments like, "BEST 👏🏻 COMBACK👏🏻 EVER 👏🏻 you look stunning mama! You are ageless!!!!!," "Don't you dare do a thing, you're a masterpiece!" and "Perfect." We couldn't agree more.
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Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan may not be allowed to brand themselves as 'royals'
As Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle begin navigating the realities of their newly forged distance from the world of British royalty, one major complication could be how they'll brand themselves as they pursue financial independence. A royal source tells CNN they may not be able to keep the word "royal" in relation to their personas when the pair's new nonprofit venture launches. The couple also applied to trademark the phrase "Sussex Royal" for "printed matter, clothing, campaigning, charitable fundraising, education and social care services," according to The Times of London. But that outlet checked in with a queen's aide who tsked at the attempt. "I don't think it's satisfactory. One cannot be two things at once. You either are [royal] or you're not," Thomas Woodcock, Garter King of Arms, told the Times, noting that he was not speaking on behalf of the palace. Harry and Meghan agreed to stop using, His and Her Royal Highness," as part of their deal with the queen to step back from their royal positions. Meghan and Harry are currently staying in Canada with their son, Archie.
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Justin and Hailey Bieber may have found their very own $18M start home
Are Justin and Hailey Bieber finally ready to buy their first home as a married couple? TMZ reports the pair, who have reportedly been renting since they tied the knot, are strongly considering the purchase of a massive mansion in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles. The current owner is the CEO of Playboy Enterprises, who TMZ says plunked down about $9 million for the vacant lot on which the not-yet-finished house now stands. Although work still needs to be done, the pad is reportedly "a 7,500-square-foot modern Mediterranean mansion" that's likely to go for $18 to $20 million — and that's before the remaining work is done on the place. According to TMZ, Justin and Hailey have been poking around looking at homes to buy together in Los Angeles for a couple of years.
Janet Jackson pays tribute to her late 'Good Times' costar Ja'net Dubois
Janet Jackson and others tied to the classic 1970s sitcom "Good Times" are mourning the death of Ja'Net DuBois, who died at her home in California on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at the age of 74. Ja'Net famously played Willona Woods, while Janet played her daughter "Penny" Woods. "I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend Ja'Net DuBois has passed away," the singer shared on social media (via Page Six). "I saw first hand how she broke stereotypes and changed the landscape for Black women in entertainment. I'm grateful in recent years I had a chance to see her and create more lasting memories." Legendary TV producer Norman Lear also posted about her passing, writing, "Ja'Net DuBois was all light and will be missed. I love that she wrote the theme song for her passing, 'Movin' on Up,'" he added, shouting out her contribution to "The Jeffersons."
Stormi Webster takes care of mom Kylie Jenner after dental surgery
Kylie Jenner is currently under the care of Nurse Stormi. The 22-year-old makeup guru posted on Instagram this week about getting her wisdom teeth taken out — an experience she admitted "sucks." On the plus side, she has a very cute toddler looking after her. "Are you taking care of Mommy? Are you taking care of me?" Kylie asks her 2-year-old daughter in one post (via People). As the camera zeroes in on Stormi's adorable face, mid snuggle session with her mom, she pulls a pacifier out of her mouth and hollers, "Yeah!" The healing power of cuteness!
Colin Jost is reportedly mulling an 'SNL' exit
"Weekend Update" may have a void to fill later this year. According to Variety, Colin Jost is considering leaving "Saturday Night Live" — or at least "preparing mentally" for a new phase in his career. The soon-to-be married comic has worked at "SNL" for 15 years as a writer, head writer and castmember, but Variety reports he's now thinking about finding new outlets for his creativity, although he did tell the magazine that would be sometime after the 2020 election.
Chris Noth and Tara Wilson welcome baby No. 2
Welcome to the world, Keats Noth! "Sex and the City" alum Chris Noth and his wife Tara Wilson welcomed their second child this week, according to a post on Instagram. "Down from the heavens comes our second son- Keats!" wrote Chris, 65. He added a quote from the poet and, presumably, his son's namesake, John Keats: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Among those who sent their congrats was Chris' "SATC" costar, Kristin Davis, who chimed in to say, "Oh my goodness ! He is so perfect and beautiful ! Congratulations to you all❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️." Chris and Tara, 37, are also parents to 12-year-old Orion Christopher, according to Page Six.
Dwayne Wade jokes about role playing with Gabrielle Union: 'Let's take it back to Rodeo Drive, baby!'
Hubba, hubba! Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade have a habit of looking like the perfect pair, from their loved-up Instagram vacation posts to the way they gush about each other and their kids in the press. Turns out they also keep things spicy in the boudoir … Dwayne stopped by "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday, Feb. 18, where he revealed how their healthy love life keeps the romance alive. "We keep it fresh," he said, according to E! News. "We try to keep it exciting because you get into a routine sometimes and you be like, 'Tomorrow.' And then tomorrow goes to two months when you ain't getting no action, we we got to do role play." So how, exactly, do they handle the game? "We go out at night," he explained. "We be strangers and I get into character." The retired NBA star eventually got a little sheepish, joking, "Sometimes I'll be like, 'Yo, go ahead, take your clothes off and walk down the street.' Let's take it back to Rodeo Drive, baby!" The happy couple tied the knot back in 2014 and share a daughter, Kaavia. Gabrielle is also close with Dwayne's three children from previous relationships.
Ben Affleck calls his divorce from Jennifer Garner the 'biggest regret of my life'
"The biggest regret of my life is this divorce." That's how Ben Affleck summed up his split from Jennifer Garner, who's seemingly remained his greatest support since they ended their marriage, in a moving new interview with the New York Times. The now sober-again actor went on to detail how his alcohol abuse and marriage problems were intertwined, describing the "toxic" nature of the "shame" he built up inside himself, both from drinking and presumably from the issues that were separate and problematic. "There is no positive byproduct of shame. It's just stewing in a toxic, hideous feeling of low self-worth and self-loathing," he said. "I drank relatively normally for a long time," Ben continued. "What happened was that I started drinking more and more when my marriage was falling apart. This was 2015, 2016. My drinking, of course, created more marital problems." He's managed to get back to work after a few stints in rehab, he added, in part because he's learned not to get mired in his mistakes. "It's not particularly healthy for me to obsess over the failures — the relapses — and beat myself up," he explained. "I have certainly made mistakes. I have certainly done things that I regret. But you've got to pick yourself up, learn from it, learn some more, try to move forward." Ben and Jennifer separated in 2015 and became officially divorced in 2018 after marrying in 2005. They share three children, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 7.
Kelly Clarkson defends Valerie Bertinelli against body-shamer
Salma Hayek's not the only celeb taking negative social media comments in stride this week. On Monday, Feb. 17, the Food Network Kitchen announced Valerie Bertinelli, 59, would be doing a live cooking performance on the network's app the following day. Responding to the announcement and photo of the veteran actress, a troll wrote, "Awwww, so chubby." Valerie's response? "Wow," she wrote on Twitter (via Us Weekly). "Someone is always there to remind me to tidy up my negative thoughts some more. Thank you for reminding me I'm so much more than my body. Have a blessed day. ❤️" Her reply later caught the attention of Kelly Clarkson, who waded into the conversation by retweeting Valerie's comment and adding: "True power is recognizing the projection of others negativity & punching it square n the face w/all the positive, remarkable, intelligent, beautiful light that seeps from ur pores. Pity people that speak ill of others because while some of us r dancing, the others r too afraid."