Riley Keough skips her own premiere amid estate battle with Priscilla Presley
Riley Keough skipped her own premiere this week amid a legal battle with her grandmother, Priscilla Presley, over the estate of her late mother, Lisa Marie Presley. Riley was expected to join co-stars Suki Waterhouse and Camila Morrone at the London premiere to celebrate their new Prime Video series, "Daisy and the Six" — starring Riley as Daisy — on Thursday (Feb. 16), but she dodged the appearance, according to The Daily Mail. "No one really thought Riley would be involved in the screen and Q&A, given everything she has been through over recent weeks, but her absence was noticeable as her co-stars discussed scenes involving Daisy," an attendee told the Daily Mirror.
When Lisa Marie died in January, she left her sizable fortune to her children — Riley and Benjamin (who died in 2020) from her first marriage and twins Harper and Finley Lockwood from her fourth marriage. Priscilla had previously been listed as a trustee on Lisa Marie's estate, but her will was reportedly updated in 2016. Priscilla, however, is now essentially contesting her late daughter's will and questioning the validity of the signatures on the 2016 document. Speaking to "ET" this week, sources close to the family said Riley and Priscilla are no longer speaking. "Riley has been mourning the loss of her mother and is heartbroken to have to deal with a trust dispute with a family member," one source said.
Selena Gomez takes on body-shamers after medication-related weight gain
Selena Gomez isn't sweating the weight gain side effect that comes with her lupus medication. "Not a model, never will be," she said recently in a TikTok livestream, responding to comments about her body. "[When I'm taking it, I] tend to hold a lot of water weight, and that happens very normally. When I'm off of it, I tend to lose weight," she said in the clip, which has since been shared on Twitter. The singer and actress revealed she'd been diagnosed with lupus in 2015. Since then, she's been open about her battle with the autoimmune disease, discussing the kidney transplant she had as a result of lupus-related organ damage in 2017, her struggles with anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, and more.
In her livestream, Selena went on to tell "anyone out there who feels any sort of shame" when "no one knows the real story … you're beautiful, and you're wonderful. Yeah, we have days where maybe we feel like s***, but I would rather be healthy and take care of myself. My medications are important, and I believe that they're what helps me." She added: "Not a model, never will be. And I think they're awesome, mind you. I'm just definitely not that. I just wanted to tell you I love you guys, and thanks for supporting me and understanding. And if not, go away, 'cause honestly I don't believe in shaming people for [their bodies] or anything." Weight gain is common for people living with lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. In addition to the side effects of various meds, the disease's effects on the kidneys can cause bloating and water retention.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble spark engagement rumors (again)
Once again, Kris Jenner and her longtime boyfriend Corey Gamble have fans buzzing about a possible engagement. On Valentine's Day, Kris shared a quick photo on her Instagram Stories of her left hand resting on top of Corey's — with a massive, heart-shaped diamond ring on her all-important finger. The reality star didn't explain the ring in a caption, but she did share it alongside a cluster of Valentine's pics from the couple's flowers and champagne-filled celebration.
Of course, Kris, 67, and Corey, 42, are no strangers to wedding and engagement rumors. On a 2022 episode of Hulu's "The Kardashians," Kris' daughter, Khloe Kardashian pressed her mom on whether she was "secretly married," given the sparkler she'd been wearing on her left hand. She swore on "God, all my children and my daddy" that she was not. Pointing out the ring she'd taken to wearing, James Corden asked Kris if she and Corey were engaged on a 2018 episode of "The Late Late Show With James Corden." James popped the question during a game of "Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts," where guests have to share a truth about themselves or eat something gross. Rather than address her possible engagement status, Kris simply said, "No, I'm not gonna answer … This isn't the ring." She then ate a cricket.
Jen Shah reports to federal prison
"The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jen Shah surrendered herself to the Federal Bureau of Prisons on Friday (Feb. 17), to begin serving her six-and-a-half-year sentence for running a nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme. As of Friday morning, she was being processed as an inmate at FPC Bryan, a minimum-security women's prison in Bryan, Texas, according to ET. A few hours before she checked in, Jen, 49, said in an interview with White Collar Service that she was bringing only two things inside with her, a Quran and a release plan featuring multiple approaches to "help me stay on track, hold me accountable, and it's something that I'm going to build on while I'm in prison." She also entered FPC Bryan with a few new tattoos in honor of her husband and sons. Once she's done her time, the reality star is due to serve five years of supervised release for her role in a money laundering scheme.
CNN's Don Lemon called out by network chairman for 'unacceptable' comments about women and age
In a CNN editorial call on Friday (Feb. 17), Don Lemon was taken to task by network chairman Chris Licht for his comments about women and age on Thursday's "CNN This Morning." "His remarks were upsetting, unacceptable and unfair to his co-hosts, and ultimately a huge distraction to the great work of this organization," Chris told staff, according to the New York Times. On Thursday's show, Don, 56, said Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, 51, is "not in her prime, sorry." He added, "A woman is considered to be in their prime in 20s and 30s and maybe 40s." His co-anchors, Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins looked taken aback. "What are you talking about, wait — prime for what?" Poppy asked. Don replied that they should "look it up," without answering the question.
Don apologized for the comment later in the day on Twitter, telling followers, "The reference I made to a woman's 'prime' this morning was inartful and irrelevant, as colleagues and loved ones have pointed out, and I regret it. A woman's age doesn't define her either personally or professionally. I have countless women in my life who prove that every day." According to the Times, he elaborated on the apology on Friday's editorial call, saying in part: "I am sorry. did not mean to hurt anyone. I did not mean to offend anyone" and "the people I'm closest to in this organization are women." A rep for CNN said that while Don did not appear on Friday's show, he has not been "formally suspended" as of Friday.
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly 'not giving up on their relationship' amid split rumors
Despite a recent public dispute, Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly are reportedly trying to save their relationship. "[They] are working through their issues and haven't split," a source told People in a report published Friday (Feb. 17). "Megan is still upset but is not giving up on their relationship. He feels the same way. They are getting professional help because they want things to work out." Split rumors about the pair began circulating earlier this week, after Megan scrubbed her Instagram of all images of her fiance, then deleted her whole account. In her final post, she shared a video of an envelope burning in a fire and captioned it, "You can taste the dishonesty/ it's all over your breath," quoting Beyonce's song "Pray You Catch Me." Fans have alleged MGK may have cheated on Megan with his guitarist, Sophie Lloyd, claims her reps called "meritless" in a statement on Wednesday. "Any suggestion that she has ever acted in an unprofessional manner or stepped out of her relationship are untrue. It's disrespectful to her as a female artist and poor journalism and social commentary to be reporting anything else," the statement said. Commenting on the allegations on social media, Megan responded to someone who wrote, "he probably got with Sophie," by posting, Maybe I got with Sophie."
Olivia Newton John's daughter reveals her mom's touching last words to her
Even in her final days, Olivia Newton John managed to stay positive before she died in August 2022. That's according to the star's daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, who sat down with her step-father, John Easterling, for an interview with Hoda Kotb that aired on the Friday (Feb. 17) edition of "Today." "Right before she lost her ability to speak, she was making jokes," Chloe recalled as she and John reflected on Olivia's life and legacy in their first televised interview since the "Grease" star's passing. "The last words she could say to me was, 'My sunshine,'" Chloe said. Olivia died after a long battle with cancer that went into remission but later returned. Over the years, she founded the Olivia Newton John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne, Australia, one of her many cancer treatment advocacy projects. "I love my mom more than anything," Chloe said, growing visibly emotional "She's my mama, you know? She's not Olivia Newton John to me, but I'm so glad that she was Olivia Newton John for so many people."
What's believed to be Olivia's final recording — a duet with Dolly Parton of "Jolene" recorded in the final months of her life — is out Friday, according to ET.