Taylor Swift's boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, breaks his silence about their relationship
After about two years of dating Taylor Swift in one of Hollywood's most intensely — and intentionally — private romances, Joe Alwyn recently spoke to press for the first time about his relationship. … Sort of. In a new interview with British Vogue (via the Daily Mail), the actor explains why he and Taylor have kept things under wraps, despite being seen out and about in London and on Taylor's "Reputation Tour," some of which Joe reportedly joined her for. "I'm aware people want to know about that side of things," said the 27-year-old. "I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people …," he added, "but I really prefer to talk about work." The British star has a number of projects in the hopper, including period dramas "The Favorite," out Nov. 23, and "Mary, Queen of Scots," which hits theaters Dec. 7.
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Beyonce reunites with former Destiny's Child singer LaTavia Robertson
When Beyonce and JAY-Z brought their On The Run II tour to Bey's hometown of Houston last week, she hyped the show on Instagram, sharing a video that showed her happily announcing she was "home" as she headed out for the performance. Now, Page Six is reporting she had a special welcoming committee in the form of her onetime Destiny's Child bandmate, LaTavia Robertson. After the pair smiled for cameras backstage, LaTavia posted a pic of them, captioning it. "It was so wonderful sharing a laugh and spending time with my FRIEND of 30 years. Hadn't seen Bey in 18 years. My mother @Cheryl_Lastrap is clearly tickled." Bey also recently reunited with former Destiny's Child member, LeToya Luckett, at her show in Arlington, Texas. The reunions already have fans on social media clamoring for a full DC reunion tour.
Kate Hudson hasn't picked a baby name yet, despite being ready to pop
Kate Hudson could go into labor with her third child at any time now, but that didn't stop her from joining her mom, Goldie Hawn, on "Ellen" for a chat about baby plans. The conversation also delved into some of Goldie's finer mom-moments when Kate welcomed her sons, Ryder and Bingham. In 2011, when Bingham was on his way out, for example, Kate said her mother "wanted me to think of my vagina as a magnolia flower. And I was like, 'I never want to think of my vagina that big, ever.'" Goldie pointed out, "It was going to open— and that's what the flower did." Kate also recalled how the "best part" of going into labor with Bingham "was when mom called me when I was in labor and said, 'So, I'm about to take a swim and I was going to get a massage. How long do you think you're going to be in labor?' I was like, 'I don't know, mom!' I'm calling the nurse going, 'Do you know how long I would be laboring? Mom wants to swim.'" Kate also revealed she and her boyfriend, Danny Fujikawa, still don't have a name for their daughter-to-be, telling Ellen DeGeneres, they have "a couple" ideas but are "going to decide when the day comes."
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Kylie Jenner reflects on negativity, her insecurities and more
After growing up on in the spotlight, Kylie Jenner's used to her life being put under a microscope — and all the negative rumors and other talk that comes with it. As she says in the new issue of Glamour UK, she deals with it by remembering there are ebbs and flows in life, even with the bad stuff. "So many negative things come at me all the time. Of course, it does affect me, but you develop a thick skin," she says. "Nothing has lasted so long that I haven't gotten through it, so whenever a new bad story or rumor emerges, I know it will pass, too. Everything in life is transient." Even her famous-slash-infamous, filler-supported lips have come and gone. According to Kylie, that started with an insecurity that ultimately led her to develop her massively successful "lip kits" and Kylie Cosmetics brand. "I was super insecure about my lips. I really wanted the illusion of bigger lips, so I overlined mine like crazy, and then people started getting obsessed," she says. "Most importantly, the business has given me a purpose I love to work, as Mom has installed such a great work ethic in all of us. If I didn't have that, I don't know what I would do. I get to create, it exercises my mind and I am always thinking of how to make the formulas or develop new products. I work hard for Stormi and being able to pass Kylie Cosmetics onto her – if she is interested – would be such a cool thing to do."
Duchess Meghan launches community kitchen cookbook with support from her mom and Prince Harry
"A tremendous labor of love." That's how Duchess Meghan described the making of "Together," the cookbook she organized to help keep the Hubb Community kitchen open seven days a week to support families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people and left hundreds homeless last year. On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Duchess was joined by her mom, Doria Ragland, and her husband, Prince Harry as she celebrated the project with a book launch at Kensington Palace. Speaking without notes in an ensemble from Tuxe and Misha Nonoo, Meghan shared how visits to the kitchen, which was organized as a means of support for the community devastated by the tragedy, touched her, as did getting to know the women themselves. "I felt immediately embraced," she said in one video clip posted by Celebitchy. Before thanking everyone had a part in making the book, she took a moment to point out how "proud" she is to now live in such a diverse city as London, noting that 12 countries are represented in the book, courtesy of the women whose backgrounds before they arrived in London put them all over the globe. "I said in the forward that this is more than a cookbook," she noted. "What I mean by that is that a meal is more than food, it's the story behind the food." She later said she was overjoyed "to be able to celebrate what connects us instead of what divides us." Proceeds from "Together: Our Community Cookbook," out this week support the funding to open the kitchen seven days a week rather than two, and to refurbish it.
Sandra Bullock's father, a WWII veteran, dies at 93
Sandra Bullock's father, John W. Bullock, has passed away. A World War II veteran who once ran the Military Postal Service, John met Sandra's mother, Helga, while in Army in Europe, according to People. After they moved to Virginia, where John took a job as a contractor for the Pentagon. They later moved the family, including Sandra and her sister, back to Europe and spent years in Germany and Austria. Sandra's boyfriend, Bryn Randall announced John's passing on Instagram onThursday, Sept. 20. He shared a photo of John holding a "No Bulls— Allowed" sign, telling followers John had been "surrounded by family and friends" when he "left the building." Ending on a sweet note, he wrote: "As a father, grandfather and WWII veteran, we #thankyouforyourservice PS: Hey God, we're sending you a live one!" Sandra explained to People in 2010 that she hoped her son, Louis, whom she had just adopted at the time of the interview, would grow up learning the same values about equality that her parents instilled in her. "We were raised that we are all the same. No one greater, smarter, more powerful. We are all equal," she said. "I would love for Louis to know that. He has a big, beautiful, diverse family. As long as he knows he is loved and protected and given the opportunity to touch and see everything, then I will have done my job as a mama." John was 93.
Jack Osbourne and Lisa Stelly divvy up real estate as they continue finalizing divorce
Jack Osbourne and his ex, Lisa Stelly have agreed on a fair split of their property. Us Weekly reports that Lisa, who filed to end the pair's six-year marriage in May, will get the couple's four-bedroom home in the Sherman Oaks section of Los Angeles, while Jack will take the five-bedroom mansion in Studio City. Jack's pad is significantly larger — 5,614 sq. ft. versus Lisa's home's 2,972 sq. ft. — but Jack is also paying "significant child support" and paid a large sum to Lisa, according to TMZ. They have also reportedly agreed to share custody of their daughters, Pearl, 6, Andy, 3, and Minnie, 7 months.
Did the Kardashian-Jenner clan buy a home across the street from Coachella?
Coachella may be getting a major Kardashian influx for 2019. According to Page Six (via the Desert Sun newspaper), a trust in the family's name recently bought a $12 million, seven-bedroom home in La Quinta's Madison Club. The pad is "just across the street" from the festival, one source tells the tab. Other celebs affiliated with the club have included Sylvester Stallone, Irving Azoff, Nike chairman Phil Knight and golfer Phil Mickelson. Spokespeople for Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West said the two did not buy the ,place, but a rep for Kris Jenner has not yet commented.
Liev Schreiber's harassment case dismissed
"Ray Donovan" star Liev Schreiber is off the hook in a harassment case brought by a photographer who got too close to the actor while he was filming in Nyack, N.Y., in June. The photographer claimed Liev told him to "get the f— out of here" and pushed his camera to get it away from him. A judge, however, sided with Liev, deciding there was insufficient harassment for Liev to pay the price. "All too often, cases like mine are tried and lost in the court of public opinion long before a judge has even heard the motions," Liev later told TMZ. "That's why I am particularly pleased and grateful for the swift and decisive dismissal handed down by the Judge in mine."
Kelly Clarkson shares her advice on perfectionism
Kelly Clarkson is happy just being her, flaws included. The singer appeared on "The View" on Thursday, Sept. 20, with a little note of advice for her fans who may be insecure about other people's opinions of them. "It's OK that you're not perfect …," she said, according to JustJared. "If somebody doesn't like you, it's fine. Get over yourself!" Words to live by!