Travis Scott teases Kylie Jenner about her family photo skills
Can a dad get a little focus around here? Travis Scott took a playful dig at Kylie Jenner on his Instagram Story this week, sharing a photo that showed him hoisting their 2-year-old, Stormi Webster, on his shoulders as she grinned and clenched her little hands with delight. The cute photo had just one problem — Travis' face was almost impossible to see, thanks to what was apparently Kylie's shaky shutterbug technique. "Can't wait to for holidays [sic]," Travis wrote in the caption before teasing, "Ur mommy photos be blurry." Kylie and Travis' relationship has remained in a state of on-again, off-again co-parental bliss for more than a year. And Kylie and Stormi appeared to be visiting the "Astroworld" rapper in Houston as recently as Friday, Dec. 11, when Kylie shared pics of the daddy-daughter duo checking out a halfpipe at the skate shop Travis owns there. Speaking to Life&Style about their relationship in November, an insider said, "It probably helps that neither one of them are interested in seeing other people, but for now, it just works."
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Taylor Swift nixes fan theory about a third surprise album
Looks like Swifties will have to make due with two surprise albums rather than three from their musical hero this year. Taylor Swift called in to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Monday night, where she talked about her surprise summer release, "Folklore," and winter album, "Evermore." When the matter of fan theories about a potential third album, "Woodvale," being in the works arose, Taylor said there is no third album coming down the pike. Rather, she admitted that in this case, she accidentally took her Easter egg hiding ways — and desire to keep "Folklore" a secret — a bit "too far." The "Woodvale" album release theory surfaced after fans noticed the word "Woodvale" on the cover of the "Folklore" album art. "I tend to be sort of annoyingly secret agenty about dropping clues and hints and Easter eggs and it's very annoying, but it's fun for fans and it's fun for me because they like to pick up on things," Taylor explained, according to CNN. "And they'll notice lots of things in music videos or photos or whatever and then sometimes I take it too far and I make a mistake." In this case, the mistake came after she was, "too afraid to even unveil the title of the album to even my closest teammates and management," she said. "I didn't tell anybody the album title until right before it came out. And so I came up with a fake code name that had the same amount of letters as 'Folklore.'" The code name was "Woodvale," which appeared on the cover art mockup. Later, she said, she decided not to include the name of "Folklore" on the cover of the album at all. But somewhere along the way, someone forgot to remove the code name, "Woodvale," from the cover before it was too late. As if to prove she was telling the truth, Taylor added that the code name for "Evermore" was "November." And "November" isn't on the "Evermore" cover, simply because, according to Taylor, she and her team "learned our lesson" with "Woodvale."
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George Clooney talks 'months of quarantine with toddlers in the house'
As parents around the world have discovered over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, lockdown with little ones can be … a challenge. That fact recently prompted George Stephanopoulos to ask George Clooney, who shares 3-year-old twins Ella and Alexander with his wife, Amal Clooney, how he's fared with his stay-at-home dad situation this past year. "How did you get through months of quarantine with toddlers in the house?" Stephanopoulos inquired during an interview that aired on Tuesday's "Good Morning America" (via People). "Well, you know," said the "Midnight Sky" star, laughing, "… I drink, mostly, George. I drink. That's how you get through it." Clooney then shifted gears to share that he does find it "tough" to be apart from his parents and sister, who all live in Kentucky. "But here at the house, I've got an amazing wife and two funny knuckleheads that make me laugh, and I get to wake up with them every morning and put them to bed every night," he added. George recently revealed his immediate family has basically not left their compound in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles since March, because Alexander suffers from asthma.
Tributes pour in for celebrated Broadway star Ann Reinking amid news of her death
Tony Award-winning actress, dancer and choreographer Ann Reinking has died at age 71, her family confirmed to multiple outlets on Monday. Best known for her performances in productions like "Chicago" and "All That Jazz," Ann came up in the dance world as a protege of Bob Fosse and went on to influence generations of performers. "My bowler hat is tipped over one eye in appreciation for one of my heroes, Ann Reinking," Anne Hathaway shared on Instagram after learning of her death. "What a magnificent talent, and how grateful I am for the impact she had on me as an artist," she continued. "If you haven't yet, please watch All That Jazz for Ms. Reinking's performance. She will blow your mind and break your heart. RestInPeace." Bernadette Peters paid tribute to the late star as well, tweeting simply, "So Sad💔 ,,,, RIP ANNIE," while Julianne Hough reflected on how Ann's work combined "fierceness" with "innocence." "One of my greatest inspirations in dance," Julianne wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. "Ann Reinking exuded such ferocity and fierceness in who she was, yet somehow embodied innocence and mystery at the same time. I looked up to Ann in so many ways, not only as one of the most iconic dancers on broadway, but also for her feminine power." Julianne added: "A few months back I shared my audition experience for Fosse. The passion, the commitment, the heartbreak, and ultimately the joy and bliss I found in simply studying, learning and pouring all of my energy into not only honoring Ann, but discovering myself in the process. Thank you, Ann. Rest peacefully 🕊💫."
Lizzo defends smoothie detox diet posts
Over the past few years, Lizzo's become an icon of self-love and body positivity. That's why her fans were thrown for a loop on Monday, when the singer shared detailed posts on Instagram about the recent 10-day smoothie "detox" diet she went on. In the posts, per Teen Vogue, Lizzo explained that she'd eaten and imbibed too much during a trip to Mexico. "I think that it's just great to reset your stomach and reset things, especially when you deal with gastrointestinal issues like I do," she told followers "But I think I look f—— great too." But the posts ended up leaving some followers frustrated or worse. One commenter complained that Lizzo's promotion of "detox and cleanse" diets contributes to an unhealthy diet culture. Others chimed in with reminders that many people may be "struggling extra hard with body image issues," both because of the pandemic and the holiday season. Lizzo, however, stood her ground, defending herself in a series of posts on her Instagram Story. "As you know I would normally be so afraid and ashamed to post things like this online, because I feel like as a big girl people just expect if you are doing something for health you're doing it for like, a dramatic weight loss," she said at one point. "And that is not the case," she said, explaining that she experienced a lot of stress in November, drank too much and ate too much spicy food, all of which exacerbated her GI issues. "I wanted to reverse it and get back to where I was," she said. "I'm so proud of myself, I'm proud of my results." She then shared all the changes she's seen in 10 days, from her improved sleep, "hydration," "inner peace" and "mental stability" to her healthier looking body and skin. She said that event the whites of her eyes looked better. "I'm a big girl who did a smoothie detox, and I wanted to share that with you guys," Lizzo said before signing off. "I got exactly what I wanted out of it, and every big girl should do whatever the f— they want with their bodies." Citing the advice of Navya Mysore, MD. Teen Vogue adds that balanced eating is generally considered healthier than "quick-fix" detox diets, which don't technically remove "toxins" from the system. Such diets may also trigger those with existing food and body issues.
Lana Del Rey is reportedly engaged
Looks like there are wedding bells in Lana Del Rey's future. On Monday's edition of "The Tonight Show," when Lana performed, "Love You Like A Woman," viewers began posting questions on social media about the seemingly new sparkler she was wearing on her left ring finger. Welp, People did some digging and reported on Tuesday that the singer is, indeed, engaged. The lucky guy is reportedly Clayton Johnson, who met Lana on a dating app, according to a People source. Lana herself has neither confirmed nor denied the news.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan ink podcast deal with Spotify
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have announced an exclusive, multi-year deal to produce podcasts for Spotify through their newly formed Archewell Audio production company. The focus of their show will be "inspirational stories," according to Billboard, which reports the series will launch with a late December holiday special. "What we love about podcasting is that it reminds all of us to take a moment and to really listen, to connect to one another without distraction," Meghan and Harry explained in a statement. "With the challenges of 2020, there has never been a more important time to do so, because when we hear each other, and hear each other's stories, we are reminded of how interconnected we all are." The two have also locked in on a contract to produce documentaries, feature films, kids' shows and more for Netflix. Harry and Meghan's first full series is expected to arrive next year on the free, ad-supported arm of Spotify.
Selena Gomez is the latest celeb to distance herself from Hillsong church and Carl Lentz after scandal
Can Hillsong Church maintain its celebrity magnet status in the wake of Carl Lentz's firing? The once popular pastor was recently ousted from the megachurch for "breaches of trust" and "moral failures." He subsequently revealed he'd cheated on his wife. On Monday, the Daily Mail reported Selena Gomez was cutting ties with the church, having changed her perspective on both Carl and Hillsong. According to Australia's Daily Telegraph, Selena is "disillusioned," though it's unclear whether her issue lies more with Carl's adultery or the church's response to his personal matters. Selena's ex, Justin Bieber, who once considered Carl a "spiritual advisor," unfollowed him on Instagram as news of the scandal broke, as did Justin's wife, Hailey Bieber. Last week, People and Page Six reported Carl was getting help from "an outpatient facility that specializes in [treating] depression, anxiety and pastoral burnout."
Sharon Osbourne reveals she's recovering from COVID-19
More bad COVID-19 news for "The Talk." A few days after co-host Carrie Ann Inaba tested positive for the coronavirus, her co-host, Sharon Osbourne, announced she's also contracted it. "I wanted to share I've tested positive for Covid 19," Sharon, 68, posted on Instagram on Monday night. "After a brief hospitalization, I'm now recuperating at a location away from Ozzy (who has tested negative) while 'The Talk' is on scheduled hiatus. Everyone please stay safe and healthy." Carrie Ann chimed in in the comments to send her love and best wishes for a "full recovery." Carrie Ann, 52, announced last week she was at home isolating after receiving the positive test result.