Todd Chrisley's mom, eldest daughter visit him in prison
As Todd and Julie Chrisley continue settling into prison life, Todd's eldest daughter and his mom have already visited him at the Federal Correctional Institute Pensacola in Florida, where he's serving a 12-year sentence for federal tax fraud.
Lindsie Chrisley (whose mom is Todd's ex Teresa Terry) and Todd's mother Nanny Faye road tripped to Pensacola, Florida, over the weekend to check in on the reality star, ET reported Wednesday (Jan. 25). The outlet was apparently tipped off about the visit by comments Lindsie made on the Wednesday edition of her "Southern Tea" podcast. "My family struggled through a lot with my parents this year," she said in the show. "So many things that happened legally. Though the outcome wasn't what we wanted, there is some sense of peace and closure and now we have the opportunity to be able to adjust."
Julie Chrisley is currently serving her seven-year sentence at the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. Both Todd and Julie reported to their respective new homes on Jan. 17.
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Kim Kardashian and more stars react to Paris Hilton's surprise baby news
Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum surprised the world on Tuesday (Jan. 24) when they confirmed they'd welcomed a baby boy via surrogate. Paris' famous pals seemed to be among the many folks who had no idea the couple was even expecting. When Paris shared a photo on Instagram of her newborn's tiny hand holding onto hers — "You are already loved beyond words," she captioned the shot — she was greeted with a flood of congrats from friends, old and new.
"So happy for you guys!!!" wrote Kim Kardashian, Paris' bestie from the way-back. "Thank you love! So in love with my lil angel," the excited new mom replied. Kim's mom, Kris Jenner, soon chimed in, "Congratulations what a blessing!!!!! We love you!!!! ❤️🙏😍❤️," while Paris' early aughts party sidekick Lindsay Lohan wrote, "Congratulations!!! ❤️🙏❤️." Chrissy Teigen, who just expanded her family with John Legend, welcoming daughter Esti, wrote, "A BABY!!!!! Congratulations, so happy for you both!!" Other stars sending warm wishes included Demi Lovato ("Congratulations sis!"), Naomi Campbell ("Congratulations to you both , biggest blessing 💙"), Sofia Richie ("Omg congratulations 😍"), designer Betsey Johnson, Kimora Lee Simmons, Diplo and more. Paris' sister, Nikky Hilton, didn't miss the chance to congratulate her sib, either. "Welcome to mommyhood," she posted.
Paris and Carter, both 41, tied the knot in November 2021. As Paris said earlier that year on "The Trend Reporter" podcast, "I really do believe that having a family and having children is the meaning of life."
'Uncle' Woody Harrelson hilariously photobombs Matthew McConaughey's daughter — and her cake — at birthday bash
Uh, way to ruin the birthday girl's moment, there, "Uncle Woody." Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila McConaughey recently shared a hilarious snapshot from their daughter Vida's 13th birthday party — and it appears Woody could use some guidance in the art of pre-cake cutting etiquette.
The pic shows Vida, clad in a flower crown and lei, getting ready to blow out her candles. Looming behind her — while staring intently at the cake — is Woody, a close friend of Matthew's for decades. "Uncle @woodyharrelson is questioning if the cake is vegan or not!!!" Camila joked in the caption. "How does this go people! Time flies… 13! You are my ray of sunshine Vida!!!" she gushed. "Your name explains everything about you 'life,'" Camila continued, referencing the English translation of Vida's name. She added that the pic was a throwback, writing, "(#tb on celebrating her birthday on our family vacation trip January 3rd) 💚💛💚💛💚💛💚💛💛💛💚💛."
Woody and Matthew's friendship dates back to 1998, if not earlier, when they starred in "Welcome to Hollywood" together. Speaking to Howard Stern in 2020, Matthew said, "I've got only a few really close friends in the 28 years of acting that I keep up with all the time," naming Woody as one of his main pals.
Senators at Ticketmaster, Live Nation hearing couldn't stop quoting Taylor Swift
Senators involved with a hearing on Ticketmaster's bungled sale of Taylor Swift Eras Tour looked repeatedly to Taylor lyrics for inspiration in their remarks. Over the course of three hours on Tuesday (Jan. 24), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee from both sides of the aisle slammed Live Nation Entertainment's acquisition of Ticketmaster as a monopoly that's dangerous for consumers and competitors, alike, the New York Times reported.
Taylor's lyrics reportedly came into play from the outset, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar saying at one point in her opening remarks (per Billboard): "To have a strong capitalist system, you have to have competition. You can't have too much consolidation — something that, unfortunately for this country, as an ode to Taylor Swift, I will say, we know 'All Too Well.'"
Sen. Richard Blumenthal picked up where his colleague left off, referencing Taylor's hit "Anti-Hero" when he suggested, "Ticketmaster ought to look in the mirror, and say, 'I'm the problem, it's me."
Sen. Mike Lee, meanwhile, quoted Taylor's "Midnights" in his closing statement. "I have to throw out, in deference to my daughter Eliza, one more Taylor Swift quote," he admitted. "'Karma is a relaxing thought, aren't you envious for you it's not?'"
Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation came under fire in November 2022 when it botched a presale of tickets for Taylor's new tour, leaving customers who had tickets in their baskets after waiting in online queues for hours in the lurch and forcing more than 100,000 fans out of lines they'd been waiting in. The company blamed outsized demand and a bot attack at the time, but the fiasco left many questioning the legality of Ticketmaster and Live Nation's controversial merger.
Mary J. Blige credits her success with this daily self-love ritual
Anyone needing proof it pays to love yourself should look no further than Mary J. Blige, who's at the top her game more than 30 years after launching one of the most trailblazing careers in R&B history. The singer's new album "Good Morning Gorgeous" is up for six Grammys next month — including Record of the Year and Album of the Year — and it was inspired by one little phrase she says changed her life. In a new cover story for People, Mary, 52, reveals the daily ritual she practices that's become key to loving herself. It's simple: Every day when she wakes up, she looks in the mirror and says, "Good morning, gorgeous."
"Sometimes my eyes are all closed up. But I strain to see myself," says the 9-time Grammy winner, who's battled substance abuse and was traumatized by sexual abuse as a child. "It's not about the vanity of it, it's about how we're strengthened. No one can love me like me. Nobody can. I do it in my prayer time. There's no makeup, no nominations for an award. It's just me and God. And the beauty of being able to say, 'I appreciate my life.' To look in the mirror, my eyes are half closed, and say something to myself that I never even believed."
Looking back, Mary recalls a long period when, she says, "I didn't love myself." She says she's getting the credit she deserves because "you get what you're giving yourself," and "now that I'm giving to myself, I'm getting it all."
Sean Penn and Robin Wright's latest outing fuels more reconciliation rumors
Exes Sean Penn and Robin Wright, have been spending lots of time together in 2023, including a few public get-togethers and what appeared to be a travel excursion. Though it's not clear if the spark's returned for the former couple — who were married from 1996 until 2010 and share two adult kids — "they are both single right now and get along great," according to a People source. The insider also said Sean, 62, still sees Robin, 56, as "the love of his life" in a report published by the outlet on Tuesday (Jan. 24). "He regrets many things that happened during their marriage," the source added. "He really enjoys spending time with her now."
The actors appeared to be traveling together earlier this month when they were spotted walking through Los Angeles International Airport together with luggage in tow. According to Page Six, it was the first time they were photographed together since 2017 — and it wasn't the last. Photos of Sean and Robin catching up elsewhere in Los Angeles surfaced last week, as well, People reported.
Their shared single status is relatively new, though. Robin filed for divorce from Clément Giraudet in September 2022, while Sean's divorce from Leila George was finalized in April of the same year.
Richard Gere, 73, gets real about breakups amid third marriage to Alejandra Silva, 39
In the new rom-com "Maybe I Do," Richard Gere and Diane Keaton play a married couple asked to meet the parents of their son's girlfriend … only to discover they've each been having an affair with one of the parents. (Whoops.) In a recent chat with "Extra," Richard, 73, said he's learned through the years that people change and sometimes a relationship no longer makes sense. "I've been married three times," said the actor, who tied the knot with Alejandra Silva, 39, in 2018. "There's always two things are going on at the same time in any relationship that you, as an individual, are still trying to figure out who you are," he explained. Those two things, he said, are "How do you share that with another person, and does it fit?" The star explained: "The person that you are today was not the same person you were 50 years ago when the relationship started. They're not the same person. You're not the same people together. So it's a constant checking in to see, 'Does this work?' And sometimes it doesn't … you've gone in different directions and, OK, you're in different places, and there's not a reason to stay together anymore." "Maybe I Do," which also stars Susan Sarandon and William H. Macy, is out Friday (Jan. 27).