Is Taylor Swift's feud with Kimye one-sided?
The video for Taylor Swift's new song "Look What You Made Me Do" premiered at the MTV VMAs over the weekend, making Taylor's anger at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian more explicit than ever. According to TMZ, though, Kim and Kanye aren't sweating a little heat from Taylor. Sources tell the website that while Yeezy is upset that he and JAY-Z aren't getting along these days, he and Kim don't care that Taylor's irked about Kanye taking credit for the singer's fame and suggesting he "might still have sex" with her on "Famous," nothing that Kim thought the feud between the three of them was long over. Taylor's other enemy these days, Katy Perry, managed to get out of introducing Taylor's video at the awards show.
Activist slams Caitlyn Jenner: 'You're a fraud and a fake'
Caitlyn Jenner got a severe take-down over the weekend courtesy of activist and journalist Ashlee Marie Preston, who gave Caitlyn a piece of her mind about the reality star's initial support of Donald Trump at the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles performance. Citing the president's official ban of transgender people in the military, Ashlee slammed Caitlyn and argued with a woman Jezebel reports was the event's co-chair for allowing Caitlyn to help pay for the event. "We are complicit. Taking her money and doing all that? It makes us complicit. It goes against the mission. How are we gonna fight anyone if she's giving money to the people that are destroying us?" Ashlee said. When Caitlyn replied by saying, "You don't know me," Ashlee shot back: "Yes I do! You're a f—— fraud and a fake." In early August, Caitlyn was photographed wearing a Make America Great Again. She later told TMZ she'd grabbed it in a rush out the door and no longer supports Trump.
Why Kesha had to sit on the ground at the VMAs
Julia Michaels and Lorde weren't the only ones who suffered a mishap at the VMAs: Kesha ended up watching the ceremony from the floor. "The vmas lost our seats so ….. 🍾🍾🍾💅💅💅💅💅💅💅💅 ," she captioned a shot of herself with a friend on the ground. On the plus side, she got a break from the floor when she introduced Logic's suicide awareness song, "1-800-273-8255." The title is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline's number. "It takes great courage to show the vulnerable side of being human and we all have that vulnerable side," Kesha said from the stage, according to Us Weekly. "Whatever you are going through, however dark it may seem, there is an undeniable truth and strength in the fact that you are not alone. We all have struggles and as long as you never give up on yourself, light will break through the darkness."
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take their kids to church
As Ben Affleck's romance with Lindsay Shookus continues, he's also still keeping up with his plan to coparent the three children he shares with his ex Jennifer Garner. On Sunday, Aug. 27, Ben was spotted walking his daughter Violet and son Samuel into church where they met up with their mom. Ben didn't stick around for the service, according to Splash. Jennifer officially filed for divorce in April, nearly two years after she and Ben separated.
Kevin Hart urges celebrities to donate $25k to Harvey disaster relief
As Houston continues to suffer devastating and unprecedented flooding due to Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Kevin Hart is urging celebrities to open their wallets and help victims of the disaster. "I think we've participated in a lot of challenges on the Internet, some meaningful some meaningless,"he said in an Instagram video on Sunday, Aug. 27. "I'm calling this the Hurricane Harvey Relief Challenge," he continued before shouting out specific people he knew were in a position to help. The comic went on to challenge The Rock, Steve Harvey, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Jerry Seinfeld to each donate $25,000 towards disaster relief and supplies. Country singer Chris Young has already donated $100,000 hurricane disaster relief. Houston natives Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, along with Drake, Sean Combs, Common and Meek Mill have also spoken out on social media in support of those affected by the storm, according to NPR. "Houston has, and always will be the city that changed my LIFE!" Kelly said on Instagram. "Everyone please send out prayers for H-Town! 🙏🏾."
Lea Michele shares sweet pre-birthday message for boyfriend Zandy Reich
Lea Michele turns 31 on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and there's a good chance she'll be celebrating with her new boyfriend Zandy Reich. Although the couple kept their romance under wraps at first, Lea showed she's proud to tell the world how much she loves the fashion exec over the weekend. "Last year, in this same spot, on this same day, you told me 30 was going to be the best year of my life.. it was," Lea captioned an Instagram shot showing the couple staring out to see from a balcony. "So much to be grateful for, but mostly you," she added. "Got a feeling 31 is going to be even better… [love] u Z."
Kim Kardashian says North West doesn't like her brother
It's been nearly two years since her brother Saint was born but North West still hasn't warmed up to her sibling. Speaking to Ryan Seacrest on "Live! With Kelly and Ryan" this week, Kim Kardashian West displayed a bit of hand-wringing over the sibs' relationship. "I don't know if it's 'cause she's the older sister … I don't know what it is; I thought it was a phase. She does not like her brother. It's so hard for me," Kim said, according to E! News. "I thought it was like, 'OK, a couple months; she's just warming up to it.' She got so jealous when I would breastfeed and all that stuff. Now, the phase isn't going away!" It seems North is even devising ways to keep Saint from coming anywhere near her in their house. "She's like, 'We're having a tea party. No boys allowed. Dad can't come. No boys!' She'll slam the door on her brother's face, and he'll just start crying," Kim said. For his part, Saint has begun the age-old practice of imitating one's sibling. "So if she's crying, then he'll just start fake crying," Kim revealed. "I'm like, 'One of you! I can't pick up both of you and figure it all out!'"
Adam Levine slams MTV VMAs
It's probably fair to say Adam Levine will never host the MTV VMAs. During the ceremony on Sunday, Aug. 27, the Maroon 5 singer griped on Twitter about the glitches in the show's production that had affected his friends. "It's always exciting to see how utterly horrible the VMAs will be. They really delivered so far this year. #HOLYF—," he tweeted. "Julia Michaels gets cut off while she's singing and Lorde gets to NOT sing her whole song," Julia, whose performance was cut so the show could go to a commercial, was nominated for Best New Artist. She lost to Khalid.
Selena Gomez and The Weeknd wear matching shoes while traveling together
While the rest of the pop world was busy celebrating VMA weekend in Los Angeles, Selena Gomez and The Weeknd were chilling — in matching pairs of the kicks he designed for Puma — on what looked like a private plane with their friend Theresa Marie Mingus. Though she was nominated for Best Electronic Dance Video and Best Collaboration, Selena said in a recent radio interview she might not be able to make the show because she might be "shooting" that weekend, presumably "Hotel Transylvania 3" or the untitled Woody Allen project she's slated to film.
'The Real Housewives' shows are reportedly scripted
Try not to be shocked (cough) but "The Real Housewives" shows are somewhat scripted. InTouchWeekly reports a producer held an anonymous "Ask Me Anything" on Reddit in which he or she revealed some of the drama is created intentionally behind-the-scenes. "Each housewife is assigned to their own story producer, whose only job is to develop her storyline. So they conspire to create plot points, image, etc., she producer told one fan. "Each story producer's housewife is their responsibility. If the housewife has a breakdown at 2am and wants to quit the show, or is pissed about her edit, she calls her story producer. The story producer has to pretend to be their bestie and gain their trust, but they are also in charge of creating exciting TV, and will influence their housewife to walk into set ups."