Sofia Richie feels like 'an outsider' to the Kardashians, but sees a future with Scott Disick
Sofia Richie is fully invested in her relationship with Scott Disick — no matter how Scott's ex, Kourtney Kardashian feels about her. "Sofia is hoping that her relationship with Scott lasts … She loves Scott and wants to be with him," an insider tells People of Sofia's long-haul plans for the romance. "She knows she will always be kind of the outsider, but she loves being around Scott and his kids." Scott, 35, and Sofia, 20, have been dating since 2017, weathering the ups and downs that come with Scott's coparenting-focused relationship with Kourtney, with whom he shares sons Mason and Reign and daughter Penelope. "Sofia is getting better at handling Scott's family situations in a mature way. She knows that Kourtney isn't her biggest fan and she understands that," says the insider. "Sofia and Kourtney will never be best friends, but Sofia is happy that she has proved to Kourtney that she is great with her kids." Last month, Kourtney even joined Scott and Sofia on two separate outings. Although one of them was a reportedly "tense" dinner, the fact that they can share a meal certainly suggests things are moving in a positive direction.
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Reign Disick met The Grinch and he was not a fan
Reign Disick has a bone to pick with a certain green celebrity — and we can't say we blame him. During a recent visit to Universal Studios with his mom, Kourtney Kardashian, and an assortment of cousins, the 3-year-old posed for a photo with Kourtney and The Grinch. With his tiny brow furrowed and his entire body positioned behind his mom, who was smiling with one arm around The Grinch, let's just say Reign looked less than pleased to stand near the holiday character. Kourt later shared the hilarious photo on Instagram, along with an anngry faced Emoji and a caption that explained everything: "He asked, 'Why did you steal Christmas?'" Valid question! Saint West, North West and Reign's sibs, Penelope and Mason Disick were also on hand for the theme park trip, according to E! News.
Why Megan Fox won't share her #MeToo stories
Long before the #MeToo movement inspired women of Hollywood to come forward with stories of being sexually harassed, underpaid compared to their male counterparts and objectified on set, Megan Fox publicly accused her "Transformers" director, Michael Bay, of treating her as if she had nothing but sex appeal to offer him or their audience. At the time, her controversial wording — likening folks to Hitler rarely goes over well — made Megan a target for both the press and the film's crew, one of whom announced she's "dumb as a rock" without giving his or her own name. As she promotes her new Travel Channel show, "Legends of the Lost," that controversy is hard to forget, given how attitudes have changed around gender issues in the entertainment industry. But Megan's not about to use the spotlight that's on her now to tell a #MeToo story of her own. Speaking to the New York Times recently, the actress explained why, saying that she while appreciates the "sentiment" involved when the reporter asked if the paper owed Megan an apology for the way it cast her in its coverage, she has no interest in delving back into any of what was said. "I don't know that I want to feel anything about it because my words were taken and used against me in a way that was — at that time in my life, at that age and dealing with that level of fame — really painful," Megan said. "I don't want to say this about myself, but let's say that I was ahead of my time and so people weren't able to understand. Instead, I was rejected because of qualities that are now being praised in other women coming forward. And because of my experience, I feel it's likely that I will always be just out of the collective understanding. I don't know if there will ever be a time where I'm considered normal or relatable or likable," she continued. "Even with the #MeToo movement, and everyone coming out with stories — and one could assume that I probably have quite a few stories, and I do — I didn't speak out for many reasons," she said. "I just didn't think based on how I'd been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim. And I thought if ever there were a time where the world would agree that it's appropriate to victim-shame someone, it would be when I come forward with my story."
Offset is reportedly worried social media commenters will keep Cardi B from taking him back
When Offset tweeted "F— YALL I MISS CARDI" over the weekend, the "y'all" in question seems to have been haters on Cardi's social media. Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ Offset had been fighting for his marriage when Cardi announced their relationship was over. At this point, he reportedly has no plans to stop trying to win the rapper back, but to do that he needs to convince her trust him again and that hasn't been easy, thanks to all the negative comments Cardi's followers have been posting about him on her pages , most of which she reads and takes seriously. The two split after texts reportedly showed Offset had tried to arrange a three-way lovefest with Cuban Doll, who has since said she doesn't even know Offset, and Summer Bunni, who has since apologized to Cardi, saying she hasn't been with the Migos rapper since Cardi gave birth to her daughter. According to TMZ's sources, Offset is assuring friends he's still very much in love with his wife and still desperate to save his marriage.
Fans slam Nicki Minaj for allegedly dating a registered sex offender
Nicki Minaj's fans are concerned about her latest romantic choice. Over the weekend, she shared photos and video from an apparent 36th birthday vacation that included one image of her wrapping her leg around a man social media commenters have identified as Kenny Petty. "Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happens? It's no secret … that both of us … are running out of time," she captioned the pic. According to The Blast, Kenny was convicted in 1996 of attempting to rape a 16-year-old girl while using "a knife/cutting instrument" as a weapon in the assault. He was sentenced to 18 to 54 months behind bars. Now a registered sex offender in New York state, he also served seven years for manslaughter after pleading guilty in 2006 to having shot a man three times in the stomach. Fans quickly pinpointed Kenny's past in comments on Instagram that have since been turned off. A number of the comments pointed out that Kenny's not the only alleged pedophile in her life, either. "I hate to say it, but after #NickiMinaj defended her brother (sex offender) and 6ix9ine (sex offender), I can't honestly say I'm surprised to hear she's now defending her new boyfriend- another sex offender," read one comment. It's unclear if Nicki had actually defended Kenny in the comments, but the rapper's brother, Jelani Maraj, was convicted in 2017 of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter repeatedly. In 2015, 6ix9ine plead guilty to "using a child in a sexual performance" after he posted a video that showed him interacting sexually with a nude 13-year-old girl. Nicki was previously believed to have been dating race car driver Lewis Hamilton.
Drake gets a massive owl tattoo across his chest
If Drake's feeling extra positive about his Ovo Sound label these days, it would make sense, given the seven Grammy nominations he snagged last week. That could explain the latest addition to his growing collection of tattoos. Over the weekend, the "God's Plan" rapper shared a selfie on his Instagram Story (via ET) that revealed his chest is now almost entirely covered by an image of an owl — the symbol he and his founding label partners, Oliver El-Khatib and Noah "40" Shebib, use on Ovo merch. Other tats that currently adorn Drake's bod include an image of Denzel Washington and a bottle of Drakkar Noir, among others. Fun fact: Body art fandom runs in Drake's family. Last year, his dad commemorated his love for his son by getting a tattoo of Drake's face on his arm.
Sarah Silverman responds to Nick Cannon's accusation she's guilty of homophobia
Sarah Silverman would like Nick Cannon to reconsider his theory that Kevin Hart was unfairly demonized for using homophobic language similar to that which female comics have used in the past without backlash. Kevin recently stepped down from his Oscars hosting gig amid criticism of things he's said online and onstage about people who identify as gay. The news irked Nick, who defended the comic by reposting old tweets from Sarah, Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler that he claimed were no different from the spirit of Kevin's controversial statements. This week, Sarah took issue with that notion, sharing a Twitter explanation from LGBT and women's rights advocate Greg Hogben about the important differences between Kevin's words and those used by the female comic Nick called out. "There's been a trend of LGBT allies being accused of homophobia recently. Mostly it's jokes about Trump/Putin relationship," Greg wrote in the posts Sarah retweeted, simply adding the word "thread" and a heart Emoji. "The thing is, a lot of gay guys didn't take offence [sic] to these comments, because we didn't feel the violence or malicious intent behind it. Because we knew they were jokes. Because we knew these people were LGBT allies," Greg continued. He went on to note how popular Joan Rivers and Lisa Lamanelli have been among the LGBT community — even though they both wrote a slew of jokes about gay men. "We also knew the history and backgrounds of these women. They used their massive platforms to help us long before marriage equality," Greg said. "And continue to do so. To use your examples of Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer… I can't say the same for Kevin Hart. I can't find a history of helping at risk LGBT youth. To be honest, his tweets and his stand-up gig saying he'd 'do anything not to have a gay son,' made me bristle. In short, it *felt malicious.* … I appreciate Kevin Hart's apology and think it's great that he's 'evolved and grown,' but I don't think there's much of a comparison in your tweet. So while I understand your attempt to 'both sides' this issue, I hope you can see why some gay men don't see it the same." People points out that in recent interviews with The Guardian and Variety, Sarah's also expressed a great deal of regret over "material I did 10 years ago," which is right around when she used the slur Nick dredged up.
Wells Adams sends loving message to Sarah Hyland as she reveals she once contemplated suidice
Don't let Sarah Hyland's petite, 5'2″ frame fool you — the "Modern Family" star is as tough as they come. In a new profile from Self magazine, Sarah reveals the kidney transplant she had in 2012 barely skims the surface when it comes to the serious medical issues she's been quietly battling for the past two years. It turns out that in the past year and a half, she's undergone six surgeries — and that's on top of what she estimates was another 10 over the course of her life before the latest round, which included a second kidney transplant, laparoscopic surgery to treat her endometriosis and surgery for an abdominal hernia. "Christmas break, New Year's, Thanksgiving, my birthday, all of that spent in the hospital," she says. The kidney transplant was necessary because the one she initially got from her father began to be rejected by her body. She went on dialysis in February 2017, then had the rejected kidney removed in May. The second transplant — courtesy of an organ donation from her brother — followed in September. It also left her feeling so down she thought about ending it all. "I was very depressed," she admits. "When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it almost feels like it's your fault. It's not. But it does. For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn't want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad … I had gone through [my whole life] of always being a burden, of always having to be looked after, having to be cared for." She ultimately found solace in talking with loved ones about what she was going through, emotionally. She also says she bonded with Wells Adams around that time. The two soon began dating and as Wells proved with a recent Instagram post, he's still insanely supportive. Sharing a photo of the two together at a party, Wells wrote, "This beautiful specimen has had a tough couple of weeks," presumably in reference to the death of the actress' cousin, who was killed by a drunk driver on Dec. 1. "I'm here to remind you @sarahhyland that there is light amongst all the darkness," Wells continued. "If you ever doubt that, just look at this picture and remember how awesome we are." Just in case those loving sentiments weren't enough, he added: "Throw on some sweats, order some Postmates and put on Home Alone. I'll be home soon."
Art Basel attendees mock Pharrell for gushing about American Express at his private concert
Too much? Pharrell Williams was among the throngs of celebs partying in Miami over the weekend as Art Basel came to a close. The "Happy" singer also performed a private concert by the beach as part of an American Express promotion for its Platinum Card. Unfortunately, the music may have been a bit overshadowed by what a New York Post snitch described as some over-the-top sponsor gratitude from Pharrell, who's served as Creative Director for the card's brand since 2016. "I think everyone was thinking the same thing," a concert-goer told the New York Post. "This is an amazing concert, but how many times is he contractually obligated to thank Amex? By the end, people were sort of laughing when he mentioned them, it was that much." To be fair, the singer has good reason to be thankful towards Amex: The company recently partnered with him to host his Yellow Ball gala in support of a the arts education initiative, Young Audiences Arts for Learning. They donated $1 million to the program, as well. Speaking from the stage, Pharrell said he loves Art Basel because it draws, "the curious youth here to see what it is you can do when you grow older if you continue to hone in on art in the way that you love it," according to Miami's CBS local affiliate station.
Jennifer Aniston reveals the odd activity she likes to do naked
"Is that weird?" So said a nonchalant Jennifer Aniston after Ellen DeGeneres made her reveal something she's enjoyed doing naked besides making love, showering or swimming during a game of "Burning Questions" on the Monday, Dec. 10 edition of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Jen's answer? "Watch TV." Ellen appeared a bit taken aback and even double checked that she'd heard right. "You watch TV naked?" she asked (via People). "Yeah. Is that weird? I mean at night, you get into bed and you watch TV," the "Dumplin'" star replied. "Oh sure. OK. Alright. I thought you would say sunbathing or something like that," Ellen replied, still seeming a little confused. "That too," Jen said breezily. The game revealed a few other tidbits about the actress, as well, including her biggest act of a teenage rebellion (sneaking out to go dancing with a pal), her first celebrity crush (Sean Cassidy) and her most recent lie (she told someone they looked great when they apparently did not).