Stars support Billie Lourd after Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds' deaths
After losing two generations of women in her family in two days, Billie Lourd found her social media feeds overflowing with messages of support and love this week. Like her mom, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, both of whom she was close to, Billie's made a name for herself in Hollywood at a young age, starring on the hit show "Scream Queens" and making an appearance in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." As news of Carrie and Debbie's one-day-apart deaths hit the Internet, Billie's industry peers and elders quickly reached out to let her know she's in their thoughts this week. "There are no words. Just that we all want 2 surround Billie with loving strength & support. Please give her space media. Please. Please," tweeted Jamie Lee Curtis (via ABC News). Ariana Grande posted, "i love you billie. so so much. rest in peace, debbie reynolds," while Abigail Breslin shared a photo of Billie with the caption, "Right after I took this pic I realized how much Bill looked like Carrie. Both so beautiful. RIP Carrie, you were amazing… and thank you for making such an incredibly brave, kind and brilliant person who I'm lucky to call my best friend." Stamos also Instagrammed about Billie's close relationship with her mom, writing, "Oh how you loved telling stories about your mom -and I loved hearing them. I loved watching your face light up. You were so proud of her and she of you. She will live through you forever and we're all lucky for that. Love you Billie." Finally, Taylor Lautner shared a photo of her behind him, writing, "This girl is one of the strongest, most fearless individuals I've ever met. Absolutely beautiful inside and out. I'm lucky to know you @praisethelourd .. ❤️, me." Carrie Fisher died on Dec. 27. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed away the next day.
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Khloe Kardashian builds 'the perfect Kardashian sister'
There comes a time in every '80s kid's life when he or she realizes just how creepy the "two nerdy boys make the perfect woman" premise of "Weird Science" was. That time may not have come yet for Khloe Kardashian, who posted on her app this week about building "the perfect Kardashian sister." The sister would apparently have Kylie's "great eyes and eyebrows," Kendall's "supercute nose," Kim's mouth and hair and Kourtney's facial bone structure. "I think Kourt has a really good chin," Khloe wrote (via Us Weekly). "Her jawline — I like that whole thing." Thankfully, she didn't go all FrankenKardashian on any other body parts …
Bella Thorne debuts dark blue hair
"Short blue hair don't care? #change" That's how Bella Thorne introduced her new color to the world this week on Twitter. JustJared reports Bella's older sister, Dani, handled the dye duties. "I literally feel like a new person," Bella marveled on Snapchat when her new look was ready to roll. We're feelin' it!
Amber Tamblyn set to release two fiction works
Amber Tamblyn is shifting into the literary world. Vulture reports the actress is working on her first novel as well as a collection of prose and poetry, both of which are slated for 2018 release dates. The novel, due out on Harper Perennial, tells the story of "an amorphous serial rapist" as a means of making new strides in "how we contemplate rape culture," a goal Vulture reminds us Amber tackled this year when she told a story about sexual assault from her own life following news Donald Trump believed he was entitled to "grab women" by their ladyparts.
Is Zsa Zsa Gabor's widower trying to profit from her funeral?
Classy! Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, is in hot water after distributing a fake tip sheet for his late wife's funeral claiming Kris Jenner, Larry King, George Hamilton, Kathy Hilton,Carol Channing and Quincy Jones will be among the guests Friday, Dec. 30, at Zsa Zsa's "celebration of life." Speaking to the New York Post, Zsa Zsa's former publicist, Edward Lozzi, told the New York Post, "This funeral is fraudulent and despicable and a circus. He's invited the news, he's hired videographers. He's padded the press release on what big stars are going to be appearing so he gets more press." The rep also said he thinks Zsa's Zsa's widower plans to make a profit on photos from the event."This is his last hurrah, his last party to get the most money as possible," the publicist said. "She was his golden goose." The Hungarian star died on Dec. 18 after a history of health problems.
Gwyneth Paltrow: I genuinely love my wrinkles
Not everyone in Hollywood wants to turn back the clock when it comes to their looks. Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, is proud to be 44 and fine with the changes that come with age. "Of course I have wrinkles [and] gray hair. But I genuinely love it. This is who I am," she recently told People. "I have been through incredible ups and downs and I feel so blessed that I have the wrinkles to tell the story. I feel good about [it]. I think it's incredibly sexy. … And I wouldn't want to erase years off my face or to travel back in time for anything." The actress and GOOP honcho added: "I really believe that when a woman turns 40, she gets a software upgrade. I have never been happier."
Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs head to St. Barts
The romance between Ashley Olsen and Richard Sachs is still going strong, according to photos of the couple on a recent romantic getaway in St. Barts. Rumors Ashley, 30, was dating the art collector, who is reportedly 58, surfaced in October after the two were seen holding hands following what looked like a spin class date. They later shared a few kisses during a double date with Ashley's sister, Mary-Kate Olsen, and her 47-year-old husband, Olivier Sarkozy. Ashley and Richard's Christmastime St. Barts escape comes on the heels of another trip to the island over Thanksgiving.
T.I. and Tiny might not divorce despite split announcement
Will T.I. and Tiny's divorce actually go through? Insiders say Tiny's recent filing to end the couple's marriage is hardly a guarantee their relationship is over. "One minute they love each other and the next minute they want to kill each other," a source tells E! News. The pair reportedly spent Christmas together with their three kids. And while they've been said to have ongoing arguments "over some issues," their split announcement came with the declaration that they would continue to be friends. "They have always broken up and then gotten back together," says a second source. "That's the path they always go down. This is normal."
Remembering Carrie Fisher's SAG Awards tribute to Debbie Reynolds
Tributes to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher have continued to pour in online since each of their deaths this week, but as Vulture points out, Carrie herself shared one of the best tributes to her mother yet. While presenting the 2015 SAG Lifetime Achievement Award to Debbie, Carrie was funny, witty and honest, qualities that have long characterized her writing. That she was able to recognize her own mother's contributions to her industry made the speech that much more moving. Carrie being Carrie, she kicked things off with a joke."Not only was my grandmother her mother, she is the grandmother to my alleged daughter," she said. "It also turns out that we're neighbors. She went on to say Debbie "has been more than a mother to me," noting her mom's roles as "unsolicited stylist, interior decorator, and marriage counselor." She continued: "Admittedly, I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans, who treated her like she was part of their family. She has led two lives, public and private, sometimes concurrently, sometimes not." Debbie was also the kind of woman who would "give you the shirt off her back," Carrie said, before adding, "if Vivien Leigh hadn't once worn it in 'Gone With the Wind.'"