Demi Lovato releases 'Demi Wand' sex toy
Perhaps inspired by the sex toys Gwyneth Paltrow sent her back in April, Demi Lovato just debuted a sex toy of their own. "Introducing the Demi Wand," wrote the singer, who identifies as non-binary and uses them/they pronouns, on Instagram on Nov. 8. "I wanted to create my own sex toy to take the stigma away from pleasure, and to take your sexual relationship to the next level." The purse-ready, $79 yellow wand was created in partnership with Bellesa, which said in its own announcement that the Demi model is their "smallest and quietest wand" and was made in the interest of "advocating for sexual wellness and pleasure for people of all genders."
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How Reese Witherspoon, Ava Phillippe really feel about all the mother-daughter comparisons
With their matching blonde hair, sunny smiles and chiseled features, Reese Witherspoon and her daughter, Ava Phillippe, could easily be sisters, if not twins. But Reese, 45, admits Ava, 22, sometimes gets "frustrated" with all the attention they get for their similar looks. Luckily, Ava and Reese have a pal in Hollywood who definitely understands — Reese's "Big Little Lies" costar Zoe Kravitz. "Well, I love being mistaken for her because it makes me feel so young. I'm so proud of her. She really rolls with it. I'm sure it's not easy looking exactly like your mother," Reese explains in the new issue of InStyle. "We talk to Zoe Kravitz a lot," she adds. "Because she and her mother [Lisa Bonet] look exactly alike, so whenever Ava is frustrated, I go, 'Call Zoe, text Zoe, she knows what to talk about.' I mean, that's another mother-daughter combo that's like identical twins." Reese also opens up about selling her production company, Hello Sunshine, over the summer for nearly $1 billion. Recalling the "two, maybe three months" of "all-day negotiations it took, Reese confirmed she wanted to land around the billion-dollar mark. "So it had to be a number that signified that it's big business because women are big business," she said. "Female audiences are big business. Female filmmakers are big business. You can't ignore half of the population of the world and say that they don't economically matter; they do."
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Facing multiple Astroworld lawsuits, Travis Scott will reportedly cover funeral costs for victims
In the wake of the chaotic and deadly end of Travis Scott's Astroworld festival in Houston over the weekend, the rapper is facing "more than a dozen" lawsuits, NBC News reported on Nov. 8. According to TMZ, Travis will also pay for funeral costs for those who died and offer mental health services via BetterHelp to anyone affected by the tragedy. Eight people, ranging in age from 27 to 14, died and hundreds were injured at the Nov. 5 event when a crowd of 50,000 surged toward the stage at NRG Park. Though he reportedly stopped the show a few times, Travis ultimately performed his full set list, even as ambulances drove through the crowd in an attempt to rescue those who had been trampled or suffered cardiac arrests. At least one person in the crowd suffered a drug overdose after being stabbed with a needle, according to the New York Times. The Times also reported Houston's police chief had expressed "concerns about the energy in the crowd" to Travis before his set. "I'm honestly just devastated. We're actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time," the rapper said in a video on Instagram over the weekend. "Any time I could make out, you know, anything that's going on, you know, I just stopped my show and, you know, helped them get the help they need." Lawyers for injured attendee, Manuel Souza, however, argue in their lawsuit that Travis has a "history of inciting violence and creating dangerous conditions for concertgoers." In 2017, the rapper was arrested for telling fans to rush the stage. Two years earlier, he was sentenced to a year of court supervision for giving similar instructions at Lollapalooza. Kylie Jenner, who's expecting her second child with Travis, has also addressed the event on Instagram, as well, saying the two "are broken and devastated" and "weren't aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show." Houston police are reportedly "in the early stages" of a criminal investigation.
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Hilary Duff has baby's ears pierced, is ready for the mom-shamers
Two years after she faced backlash for having her daughter, Banks' ears pierced, Hilary Duff announced over the weekend that she'd done the same with her 7-month-old daughter, Mae. Sharing a pic of her little one rocking tiny gold earrings, Hilary wrote on Instagram, "Yes! I pierced her ears today," then joked, "Can't wait for the internet to call me a child abuser….again ✌🏻 lesss go." While Mae got her first dose of big-girl bling, her mom added some new art to her own body, as well. On Nov. 8, Hilary took to her Instagram Story to show off a new tattoo on her neck — of the word "mother" in black cursive. It's her 20th tat, according to the Daily Mail. Hilary shares daughters Mae and Banks, 3, with her husband Matthew Koma. She's also mom to Luca, 9, whom she shares with ex, Mike Comrie.
Kanye West reportedly dating 22-year-old model Vinetria
Love the one you're with! Despite recently saying he still wants to be "together" with ex, Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West is reportedly dating a model who goes by the name Vinetria. Kanye, 44, was spotted courtside with the 22-year-old beauty at his Donda Academy's basketball game in Minneapolis over the weekend, and a source tells Page Six the two have been "hooking up for a while now." The same insider says Vinetria was even with 'Ye last month in Miami when he said he discussed wanting Kim back on Revolt TV's "Drink Champs" podcast. 'Ye, as he's now legally called, promptly unfollowed Kim on social media last week amid news of his comments — and Kim's rumored romance with Pete Davidson. Kim, meanwhile, is said to be feeling "protective of Kanye and his feelings and has been trying to keep her hangouts with Pete low-key," according to an ET source. Kim filed for divorce from 'Ye back in February.
Sarah Jessica Parker shuts down 'misogynist chatter' about her gray hair
Sarah Jessica Parker is shutting down ageist critics who've posted about gray hair and wrinkles as she and her castmates get ready to launch their "Sex and the City" spinoff, "And Just Like That …" next month. "There's so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never. Happen. About. A. Man," the 56-year-old star says in Vogue's December 2021 cover story. "'Gray hair, gray hair, gray hair. Does she have gray hair?'" she continued. Recalling how many posts and headlines she's seen about her hair, even while spending time with someone her age who's also going gray, she added, "I'm sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of gray hair, and he's exquisite. Why is it OK for him? I don't know what to tell you people!" Sarah Jessica also blames social media for exacerbating the problem. "Everyone has something to say. 'She has too many wrinkles, she doesn't have enough wrinkles,'" she says. "It almost feels as if people don't want us to be perfectly OK with where we are … I know what I look like. I have no choice," she added. "What am I going to do about it? Stop aging? Disappear?"
Vin Diesel invites Dwayne Johnson back to 'Fast & Furious' despite rift
After a years-long rift, Vin Diesel has publicly asked Dwayne Johnson to come back to the "Fast & Furious" franchise. Addressing Dwayne as his "little brother" in a long Instagram post on Nov. 7, Vin wrote, "… The time has come. The world awaits the finale of Fast 10. As you know, my children refer to you as Uncle Dwayne in my house. There is not a holiday that goes by that they and you don't send well wishes… but the time has come. Legacy awaits. He went on to say he needed Dwayne back for the finale in order to "fulfill my promise" to their late costar, Paul Walker. "I swore that we would reach and manifest the best Fast in the finale that is 10! I say this out of love… but you must show up, do not leave the franchise idle you have a very important role to play," he continued, adding, "Hobbs can't be played by no other. I hope that you rise to the occasion and fulfill your destiny." Vin and Dwayne's rift reportedly began in 2016 on the set of "The Fate of the Furious," where, as Vin recently told Men's Health, he gave Dwayne "a lot of tough love to assist in getting [his Hobbs] performance where it needed to be." Whatever that entailed led Dwayne to share (and later delete) a post in 2016 that read, "Some (male co-stars) conduct themselves as stand up men and true professionals, while others don't," according to CNN.
Lady Gaga reflects on her controversial 2010 meat dress
In a new, style-centric video chat pegged to her December 2021 British Vogue cover, Lady Gaga reflects on some of her most eye-popping looks of all time. That repertoire, of course, includes the so-called "meat dress" she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. One decade later, she still says it was "thrilling to wear" the ensemble. She also still remembers the smell. Laughing, she credits makeup artist Val Garland for the original idea. "She shared a story with me where she had gone to a party wearing sausages and I thought this was quite funny and I said, 'Well that's a great way to make sure that everybody leaves you alone at a party,'" Gaga recalls. The "House of Gucci" star and her team also wanted to make a statement about "don't ask, don't tell," the now defunct military policy that mandated silence on sexual orientation. "We decided to do the meat dress because I thought to myself if we were willing to die for your country, what does it matter how you identify?" she says in the clip. Gaga also wore a slab of raw meat on her head as a hat and brought a "meat purse" along. So what was it like to wear the whole thing? Said Gaga: "It smelled like meat." Mmm … "thrilling."