FKA Twigs confirms romance with Shia LaBeouf as news of his divorce filing emerges
Last we checked, Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth were still going strong in the wake of their live-streamed, Elvis impersonator-officiated Vegas commitment ceremony in 2016. This week, however, photos surfaced showing Shia and Robert Pattinson's ex-fiancee, singer FKA Twigs (whose real name is Tahliah Barnett), strolling around London carrying groceries. According to the Daily Mail, when a reporter tried to contact the pair at Tahliah's home about rumors she and Shia are involved, she told the publication through her intercom, "We're very happy, we're having a nice time." Shia and Tahliah met on the set of the film "Honey Boy," earlier this year in Los Angeles, according to the Mail. Shia's pals reportedly confirmed to the Mail Mia and Shia split a few months ago. Later in the day, a rep for Shia confirmed to ET that the actor and Mia had filed for divorce. Although there were some questions around whether the two were ever actually married — a Nevada court clerk said no marriage license had been issued but Shia has said on "Ellen" that he was, in fact, married — it seems they did at some point get a marriage license. "The plan was for it to be a private deal, but … part of the package, the King Tut package, you get a live stream for free — part of the deal," Shia told Ellen after the ceremony. "And I said, 'You know, we don't really need that as a matter of fact. We'll just take our private tape.' We got our moms there and they said, 'No problem.' We get back home and it's like, woah, hey listen, something changed! I call them up and they said somebody pressed the wrong button that sends the video to TMZ," he recalled. "I said, I understood. I checked with my girl and she said, 'Hey, what are you gonna do,' and you know, it's love. We're proud of it. It was love." Now, it seems love may be blossoming for Shia and Taliah, who reportedly ended her engagement to Rob Pattinson last year. Shia's rep tells ET his split from Mia was amicable.
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Kelly Clarkson praises Carrie Underwood for going public about multiple miscarriages
Kelly Clarkson has nothing but admiration for Carrie Underwood's courage in speaking out about the three miscarriages she endured before becoming pregnant with her second child. "I'm so happy for her, 'cause I didn't know a lot of the situations that were going on behind the scenes, and I have a lot of friends that have gone through that several times as well," Kelly told ET when asked about Carrie's candor about the miscarriages on a recent edition of "CBS This Morning." Kelly went on to say she emailed Carrie to tell her how "important" it was that Carrie was willing to speak publicly about her experience, because a miscarriage often "makes women that feel inferior, or feel like something's wrong with them." By hearing Carrie discuss the fact she'd gone through three herself, Kelly said it could help others "feel comfortable" and remember they're not alone with what she described as "a really hardcore thing as a woman." In Carrie's interview, which aired Sept. 16, she said she and her husband had planned to have a baby in 2017. She got pregnant early in the year, then miscarried, she said. She got pregnant again in the spring and again, she miscarried. "Got pregnant again, early 2018. Didn't work out. So, at that point, it was just kind of like, 'OK, like, what's the deal? What is all of this?'" Carrie recalled. In early August, after a nerve-wracking fear she'd lose the baby when she got pregnant the fourth time, she was told all looked well by her doctors. In early August, Carrie and her husband, Mike Fisher, announced they were expecting their second child.
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky's neighbors are irked about their Byron Bay mansion construction
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have been open about their decision to move to Byron Bay, with Chris telling GQ last month that he feels "a sense of ease," having moved back to his native Australia. The folks who live near the mansion the couple is building there, however, are feeling quite the opposite, according to TMZ. The website published photos this week that show Chris and Elsa's huge footprint of a home, and claims neighbors think it looks more like a mall than a house, has eradicated a large portion of forest that was there previously and "dwarfs everything else in Byron Bay." The place has been under construction for almost a year. When the $8 million-and-counting project is ready for Chris, Elsa and their kids, it will reportedly come complete with a large swimming pool, steam room, gym and a luxury spa. In March, Architectural Digest reported the couple had recently torn down the gorgeous, multi-building estate they were living in on the property and begun building their dream home in the same location.
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Kanye West, aka Yeezus, files to trademark 'Yandhi'
In years past, Kanye West has declared himself to be "a genius," "Christ-like" and, more confusingly, "nuclear energy." So we're not too surprised to hear he recently filed to trademark, "YANDHI," which The Blast reports is rumored to be the name of his next album. It sounds, of course, like a Mahatma Gandhi-inspired riff on his sixth studio album, "Yeezus," but he's also looking to snag the rights to use "YANDHI" to market products ranging from jewelry to underwear to footwear, according to the website. The new album reportedly features multiple hip-hop collaborations. It's expected to be out by the end of the month.
Emma Stone falls for adorable Hurricane Florence rescue pup
Emma Stone's family could be expanding by one very fuzzy, sleepy puppy this fall. The "Maniac" star stopped by "The Late Show" this week, where she and Stephen Colbert showed off some ridiculously cute pooches who were rescued from Hurricane Florence and looking for good homes. "Everyone loves puppies, so the only way to make them even more adoptable is to have a celebrity lie on the puppies' behalf," Stephen joked (via E! News). "Stephen, I'm an actor," Emma deadpanned. "Lying is what I do best." They proceeded to show off an insanely cute shepherd mix named Dwayne who Stephen claimed was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's namesake. Later, viewers met Olive, whom the stars said was a private security consultant currently working with the Robert Mueller investigation. Then there was Ruby. "She is named that because of what she poops," Emma declared. Another four-legged friend, Riggs, "sees too many colors because he brews his own ayahuasca," according to Emma. Although Emma said she couldn't take in a second dog because her current rescue pup already has to stay with her brother when she travels, which is frequently, Dwayne was snoozing pretty adorably in her lap as she talked about her new Netflix series with Stephen. Before her segment was over, she admitted she was falling in love — and hinted that her 30th birthday was coming up in November … Should you decide to scoop Dwayne before Emma gets her hands on the little guy, he and his pals came courtesy of The Animal League.
Channing Tatum and his 5-year-old daughter have daily dance-offs
With "Magic Mike" star Channing Tatum for a dad and "World of Dance" star Jenna Dean for a mom, 5-year-old Everly Tatum was bound to have dance in her DNA. Speaking to E! News at a recent premiere of his new animated film, "Smallfoot," Channing confirmed that not only does his little girl know how to rock — she does so regularly with her pop. "She's always had dance moves. She does her own dance moves. I don't know where she gets them, but she's been doing them since the day she came out," Channing said. "We have dance-offs almost every day at some point," he added. Channing said that for Everly, the opening songs of her favorite TV shows provide the best soundtracks for the pair's father-daughter dance-offs: "It's dance party time … We get down." Channing and Jenna announced in early April that they had "lovingly chosen to separate." They have since been spotted together supporting Everly at her graduation and other events.
Aziz Ansari performs at NYC Comedy Club where Louis C.K. appeared in August
Last month, The Comedy Club in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood gave Louis C.K. one of his first performance platforms since he was hit with a sexual misconduct scandal last fall. Despite the controversial set's mixed reviews — one audience member told Vulture she was disgusted by his rape whistle joke and the laughs he got for it — the club took a risk in bringing in another comic accused of sexual impropriety to perform over the weekend. According to TMZ, Aziz Ansari joined Amy Schumer and Jeff Ross on Sunday, Sept. 23 as surprise performers. Each comedian reportedly did stand-up routines for 20-25 minutes. The website reported only that Aziz's set was "received well." While Louis has admitted he behaved improperly when he pressured multiple women in the comedy world into watching him touch himself, a woman Aziz went on a date with accused him of failing to read cues she gave him that she wanted to stop making out and not take things further. She said in a story published by Babe.net that she told him he'd made her feel violated and he apologized and said that was never his intention and that he'd "misread things in the moment." He confirmed that had been his response. In a public statement, Aziz said their sexual activity had seemed "by all indications consensual." Critics have since weighed in on both sides of the matter, including multiple female advocates of the #MeToo Movement who took issue with various aspects of the accusation and the website on which it appeared.
Kelly Ripa claps back at troll who said the star looks too old for her husband
If you want to pick a fight with Kelly Ripa on social media, choose — and spell — your words with care. This week, the "Live With Kelly and Ryan" host tore into a troll who chimed in on an Instagram exchange between Kelly and her husband of 22 years, Mark Consuelos. Mark initially shared a message of support for the #HeForShe campaign, which encourages men to stand up for women in gender equality issues and vice versa. In the post, Mark holds up a sign that says "I am #HeForShe, are you?" with the caption, "Now more than ever…We should want to live in a world where we're all equal. That's why I'm partnering with @HeForShe – to champion real change in gender equality. I am #HeForShe. Are you? Show your support at www.HeForShe.org/COMMIT. Because we're #MorePowerfulTogether." After Kelly commented, "You make me proud @instasuelos," ET noticed another user joined in the conversation with this: "@kellyripa, yes he is so handsome but you need to go. Kelly, you look to old for him. Sorry, but you do." Kelly, who, like Mark, is 47, responded by pointing out the user's grammatical errors and questioning the person's intelligence. "@mariaxdiax, you need to learn how to spell the word too sweetie," Kelly wrote. "As in you're too stupid to be with my young, handsome husband. Ps, he likes proper grammar as well you dope." A storm of responses followed, many of which praised Kelly's "savage comeback." Others told the troll they were missing the point. Wrote one user: "@mariaxdiax, strong women build each other up, they don't tear each other down."
Khloe Kardashian misses being pregnant because it was an 'excuse to be antisocial'
Khloe Kardashian is feeling nostalgic for her pregnancy days — and plenty of her social media followers can relate. "I miss being pregnant for a few reasons. But I really miss being pregnant because I used to have an excuse to be antisocial and go to bed early and not feel any type of way," she tweeted on Monday, Sept. 24. The tweet quickly caught on with moms who could identify. "The baby is the best excuse! Also a great excuse for leaving early," read one of hundreds of replies, according to Us Weekly. "Same here and having an excuse to eat weird things and not have to explain anything," read another. Khloe and her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, and their 5-month-old daughter, True, are currently preparing to head back to Cleveland, where Tristan's due for preseason games with the Cleveland Cavaliers next month. In the meantime. Us reports Khloe's making the most of her time with her family.
Sam Smith says his split from Brandon Flynn is 'still quite raw'
It's been three months since Sam Smith and "Thirteen Reasons Why" actor Brandon Flynn called time on their nine month-long romance and it sounds like Sam's still processing things. "Brandon was wonderful. I'm still trying to figure out what I took from that relationship and what it meant to me. It's still quite raw," the Grammy-winner tells The Times UK. He also acknowledged while he'd like to maintain some privacy around his personal life, that's not always possible. "My life from the outside can seem glamorous, but the reality is that I am on tour every other year and I'm never home, and it's public," he said. The "Stay With Me" singer, who's currently on tour in support of his second album, 2017's "The Thrill of It All," also admitted he's a total romantic, telling the outlet. "I love sending flowers, leaving notes around the house and making thoughtful presents." These days, however, he says he's committed to focusing on his career. "Right now, the thought of getting into a relationship is too much," he says. "I just want to marry my job, work really hard and hopefully, when I'm not looking for [love], it will come."