Tarek El Moussa explains extravagant gift to nanny
Tarek El Moussa is not dating his kids' nanny. That's according to the "Flip or Flop" star's rep, who told People this week there's no truth to rumors Tarek bought his kids' nanny a shiny new Lexus as a token of his romantic love. In his eyes, the car was apparently a gift of sorts to Taylor, 7, and Brayden, 2, the kids he shares with his ex, Christina El Moussa. "Happy birthday to our nanny Mossy!!" Tarek captioned an Instagram post last week. He went on to gush about how invaluable Mossy's assistance has been before announcing he'd gotten her a little gift. "She has the most important job in the world which is helping me raise Tay and Bray! The kids love her so much we couldn't imagine life without her!!" he continued. "She's 100 percent part of our family and we [heart] her!! I surprised her with a new Lexus for her birthday at Lexus of Newport Beach." While Christina's romance with Ant Anstead has already sparked engagement whispers, Tarek has not gotten involved with another woman publicly since he and Christina split.
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Gwen Stefani sings 'happy birthday, Blakey' to her man, Blake Shelton
Lovebirds Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani spent the weekend cuddling up together while surrounded by family and friends for what Gwen dubbed "Father's Day b day weekend" ahead of Blake's 42nd birthday on Monday, June 18. In a series of Instagram Stories posts captured by Us Weekly, Gwen shared clips of a group "early birthday" singalong at a restaurant on Saturday night (with Gwen calling her man "dear Blakey"), followed by a Father's Day hang with Gwen's family. In one pic — captioned "cutest humans" — Blake gives Gwen's smiling dad a smooch on the cheek; the "Voice" coach can be seen playing guitar and singing for relatives in another. Back in April, when Ellen DeGeneres pressured the No Doubt alum about whether she's considered marrying her boyfriend, Gwen admitted, "I do think about it all the time."
Pete Davidson was reportedly 'on a break' from previous relationship when he started dating Ariana Grande
TMZ may have finally clarified the murky timeline where Pete Davidson ended his relationship with Cazzie David and started dating Ariana Grande, who's reportedly now his fiancee. It seems Pete and Cazzie "were on a break" from their year-plus relationship when the "SNL" star began seeing Ariana in early May. Although Pete and Cazzie hadn't officially or permanently split at the time, insiders close to Pete and Ariana say he wasted no time making it clear he wanted to be with the singer. Despite some cryptic social media posts, Cazzie is reportedly fine with Pete's engagement news.
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Emilia Clarke says 'goodbye' to 'Game of Thrones'
Winter isn't coming until 2019, but Emilia Clarke's already got us feeling all weepy about the final season of "Game of Thrones." "Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade," Emilia captioned a shot of herself lying back in a pile of flowers and greenery over the weekend. "It's been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I'd be able to live and the family I'll never stop missing #💔#lastseasonitis," she added. Season 8 was slated to be filmed from October 2017 through June. In the meantime, HBO is also working on a prequel and has ordered a pilot script from Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin, according to E! News. The network recently teased fans with this log line for the forthcoming series: "Only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it's not the story we think we know."
Zayn Malik on Gigi Hadid: 'We don't need to put a label on it'
If Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are on again (as they seemed to be when TMZ spotted them openly making out in New York City in April), don't expect Zayn to 'fess up to much other than admitting the two remain very close. In the interview for his new GQ cover story, the singer is described as using a "misty-eyed worshipful tone" when Gigi's name comes up. "I'm really thankful that I met her …We're adults. We don't need to put a label on it, make it something for people's expectations," he says. "I had a very negative outlook on things [while recording my first solo album]. That might have been adolescence or testosterone or whatever the f— was running through my body at the time. She's helped me to look at things from a positive angle." Gigi and Zayn reportedly split in March after to years of on-off dating.
Why the Louvre gave Beyonce and JAY-Z a green light to shoot the 'Apes–i' video there
Turns out you don't have to be Queen Bey to dance and sing around the Venus de Milo, the Winged Victory of Samothrace or the Mona Lisa. The New York Times reports that fans seem to have assumed Paris-lovers Beyonce and JAY-Z got private access to the Louvre to shoot the video for their new track "Apes–t" simply because, well, they're Beyonce and JAY-Z. In fact, someone was able to rent the galleries for private viewing last year for just $17,500, which the Times points out is the same price as some hotel rooms in Paris. Speaking to Vulture, a rep for the Louvre would not disclose the amount of money Bey and Jay paid for their video shoot location, but did say the museum was happy to have the two there as they seem to have a personal connection to the landmark. "Beyoncé and Jay-Z visited the Louvre four times in the last ten years. During their last visit in May 2018, they explained their idea of filming," the spokesperson said. "The deadlines were very tight but the Louvre was quickly convinced because the synopsis showed a real attachment to the museum and its beloved artworks."
Blac Chyna accuses Rob Kardashian, Tyga of not paying child support
Is Rob Kardashian actually forking over the rumored $20,000 he's allegedly been ordered to pay Blac Chyna in child support? Not according to Chyna. While the rest of Hollywood was busy honoring the pops in their lives on Father's Day, Chyna hopped on Instagram to slam both Rob, with whom she shares a daughter, Dream, and Tyga, who fathered her son, King Cairo . "Wow Tyga and Rob… no child support BOSS B—H ALL 201 [sic]," the 30-year-old posted on Instagram Stories over the weekend. In another post, she added, "Just cause y'all in my business." which Life&Style suggests could be a reference to rumors she and her 18-year-old boyfriend, YBN Almighty Jay, are expecting. It's not the first time Chyna's used social media to gripe about not getting child support. She took a dig at Tyga for allegedly not ponying up what he owes her for their son last spring.
Lena Dunham wishes her ex, Jack Antonoff, a happy Father's Day
The reconciliation rumors that hit Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff after their flirtatious social media exchange last week seem not to have bothered Lena, who posted another sweet — and sarcastic — message for her ex on Instagram Stories over the weekend. "Happy Father's Day @jackantonoff," she wrote, according to Us Weekly. "We may have broken up but you still give me the finger from the London airport and that's 4ever." Lena and Jack called it quits after five years of dating in December 2017.
How Patton Oswalt returned to comedy after his wife's death
After his wife, Michelle McNamara died unexpectedly in her sleep in 2016, Patton Oswalt struggled for months to figure out whether he could handle getting back onstage. Eventually, though, he determined that both for himself and for his daughter, he had to move forward. "There are bricklayers who I'm sure went through trauma and tragedy that then, one day, said, 'I've gotta build a wall today. I've gotta go do what I do,'" Patton says in a new edition of the "Good One" podcast on Vulture. "This is what I know how to do." Four months after Michelle's death, Patton performed for the first time. In June 2017, he had enough material to film a special. Asked how his thinking about going back to comedy changed during that time, he explained that he knew it would seem "demented and uncomfortable" not to discuss what had happened, even though he was at first unable to discuss it at all, even with his therapist and friends. "It was not in my skill set to deal with that level of jeopardy and error. So I shut down for a long time," he recalls. "At first it was about, 'OK I gotta get through the day-to-day. Get Alice up, get her to sleep at night while she's crying. Deal with her nightmares. Deal with my nightmares.' And then, four months down the road, I said, 'Well, I gotta.'" He says he doesn't remember what he said the first few times he performed. "I honestly didn't know if I could keep on doing this up until the moment that I recorded the special," he continues. When he moved to record the special, however, he did it quickly. "I didn't want to sit with this material and this hour for too long. I thought it would curdle or either get maudlin or ghoulish. The fact that it's still a little bit raw and not completely refined was very much a part of what I was feeling, and I wanted to get that on film and get that recorded. I was afraid that if I toured another year on this, it would get refined to the point where it wasn't personal anymore and it would feel too rehearsed. I thought that would be disrespectful to her," says the comic. "Also, for my daughter, I wanted to have some sort of act of moving on and moving forward into something more like life and less like death and mourning." Calling comedy "life-affirming," he says there's a "selfish" part of of the job where he gets a "rush" from feeling "loved and understood." There's more to it, though. "I like making people laugh," he says. "Outside of the theater, outside of the show, there's a lot of silence and sadness and tension, and if you can make people laugh for an hour, that's something." Patton married his current wife, Meredith Salenger, in November of last year.
Kim Kardashian won't rule out running for office
Could Kathy Griffin's jokey "Kim Kardashian West for president" call actually come to fruition? Kim, for one, is not ruling it out. In a recent interview with Van Jones on CNN, Kim discussed her experience helping to get Alice-Marie Johnson's life sentence commuted. Moving forward, she wants to help other incarcerated women. "I honestly saw that if I could use my platform just to do something for one person, that it opens the conversation for so much more and for other people to want to do the same thing. If more people would just put their personal feelings aside and talk about really important issues that have to be discussed, then so much more can get done," she explained. Asked if she would ever funnel that focus into a bid for political office, Kim said, "I guess never say never. But that's not going to be like, Kim's running. That's not where I am."