Is this the real reason nothing came of Kylie Jenner and Drake's rumored romance?
Page Six may have finally nailed down the truth behind those Kylie Jenner and Drake romance rumors. Insiders tell the tab the longtime friends did shift gears into romantic territory following Kylie's split from Travis Scott this fall. But according to one source, "when the media caught on, they stopped" because neither wants "to be seen publicly as a couple." Beyond the issues around becoming an official couple, Kylie was concerned about Drake's rep as a womanizer, according to one source close to the reality star and cosmetics entrepreneur who said "she's smarter than that," even though Drake has maintained he's outgrown that kind of behavior. Meanwhile, Kylie and her ex, Travis, are still focused on co-parenting their daughter, Stormi. Other outlets have also reported the former couple seems poised to work out their differences and get back together at some point. Over part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Travis was spotted with Kylie, Stormi and members of the Kardashian-Jenner family in Palm Springs, Calif., according to E! News. An onlooker told the outlet he appeared to be "on great terms" with the whole group.
Friendly exes Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reunite to take their kids Christmas tree shopping
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were in family mode much of the weekend as they spent time with their kids, Samuel, 7, Seraphina, 10, and Violet, who turned 14 on Sunday, Dec. 1. With Ben, who's been filming "Deep Water" in New Orleans, back in Los Angeles for the holiday, the group celebrated Thanksgiving together last week. On Sunday, the whole crew, along with Ben's mom, headed to church then went to pick out a Christmas tree. "They spent time as a family, as they have done in the past. They got a tree, decorated, went to church [and] saw a movie," a source later told People. Adding that the actors "work really hard to be united for their kids," the insider pointed to the weekend activities as being a prime example of their shared commitment more than four years after they announced their split. "Everyone is in a good place," said the insider. "They all have a lot of love for each other."
Britney Spears is 'doing incredibly well,' plans to spend 38th birthday with boyfriend, kids
Britney Spears celebrated her 38th trip around the sun on Monday, Dec. 2. And after a stressful year in which she dealt with her father's health, issues around her conservatorship and child custody matters, the singer seems to be enjoying the benefits of having devoted time to her own health, mental and otherwise. "Britney struggles to keep her life on track, but right now she's been doing incredibly well. Her family is very proud of the steps she's taken to get where she is today," a source tells ET, adding that she's "in a very stable place" and focused on spending quality time with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, and sons, Sean, 14, and Jayden, 13. Said the source: "She plans to spend her birthday with her boys. She wants to just have a nice time with family." Sam previously told ET he "absolutely" wants to marry Britney at some point. But the source notes that since they are "truly happy together," Sam isn't in a "rush" to tie the knot. As for her music, the source said the singer "has been talking about a new album" but has "no immediate plan to go back to work."
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Jacob Elordi gushes about Zendaya, throws cold water on romance rumors
Over the weekend, Zendaya was spotted overseas with her "Euphoria" costar and rumored boyfriend, Jacob Elordi. It wasn't the first time the pair spent time traveling together in recent months, but Jacob, 22, assured GQ Australia in the magazine's latest cover story that the two are just friends — in fact, he said the actress is "like my sister," leaving little room for equivocation. He left plenty of room for praise, though. "Zendaya is an amazing creative, you know? She's super dope to work with. She's an incredible artist and a very caring person to all of us," Jacob gushed. "But we're all really close. There is not one weak link in that show. We've spent so much time together and everyone is just so cool to work with. Sam Levinson is just a genius and working with him, it was just like electricity all the time. I was in awe. Like a kid in a candy shop."
Khloe Kardashian praises Tristan Thompson's co-parenting skills, tells fans she won't 'hold onto negativity'
The latest edition of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" struck a nerve with some of Khloe Kardashian's fans after they saw her politely say "thank you" to her ex, Tristan Thompson's "I love you." Khloe, for her part, maintained her usual chill composure in response to the social media posts, which revolved around Tristan's (most recent) cheating episode. "I wished Tristan never messed up! Him and Khloé were so cute together! #KUWTK," one fan tweeted after the show, according to Us Weekly. "Same babe. Same lol #KUWTK," Khloe replied. "But we are co-parenting so well right now. It is a great space to be in. Coparenting is such a hard space. Much respect to all co-parenters." Other fans shared a mix of positive and negative reactions to Khloe's interaction with Tristan. Responding to one fan, Khloe pointed out that True "deserves to have a loving and awesome father." She continued: "Tristan is amazing to her. She deserves that. We all make mistakes in life and none of us are perfect. I'm not gonna hold on to that negativity because it will only hurt myself & the energy that I get to my child." Kind words aside, Khloe's discussion about Tristan's call and the gifts he was giving her at the time the episode was shot made it clear she has no interest in kissing and making up. "I just think now, I've already seen how this ride goes and I don't enjoy it," she said on the show. "So it's like why would I want to do it for a third time?" The former couple broke up in February after it was revealed Tristan made out with then-family friend, Jordyn Woods.
Gabrielle Union tweets instructions for a proper apology as NBC claims to be in talks about her 'AGT' firing concerns
NBC is now back in contact with recently axed "America's Got Talent" host Gabrielle Union to "hear more about her concerns." That's according to CNN, which reports the network issues a statement about the controversy surrounding Gabrielle and Julianne Hough's ouster, which Variety previously reported stemmed from a "toxic" environment on-set, in which Gabrielle was allegedly told her hairstyles were "too black" on a regular basis, among other concerns. Variety has also reported there was tension around Simon Cowell's behavior. In its statement to CNN, NBC said: "We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture. We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate." Gabrielle has been mostly quiet about the allegations, but on Sunday, she retweeted a post from writer Joelle Monique that detailed the best way to apologize: "1. Sincerely admit wrong doing directly to the offended party. 2. Be twice as loud correcting your mistake as you were making the mistake. 3. Lay out steps to correct your behavior in the future. Anything less is covering your own a–," the post read. SAG-AFTRA has also launched an investigation of the "toxic culture" claims, according to multiple outlets.
Liam Payne involved in bouncer dustup in San Antonio
Liam Payne's Thanksgiving break was apparently marred by a run-in with security at a San Antonio, Texas, bar called the Silver Fox. TMZ reports the 26-year-old singer and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Maya Henry, seemed to have been in town to celebrate the holiday when they tried to stop by the Silver Fox on Friday, Nov. 29. The pair walked in without a problem at first, but bouncers later wanted them out, presumably because Maya is underage. A video published by the website shows Liam yelling, "Don't f—ing push me again. I swear to God I'll lay your a– out." Witnesses say the back of his shirt is covered in dirt in the clip because he was pushed to the ground while trying to force his way into the venue. Liam, Maya and their crew reportedly left without police getting involved. Afterwards, he posted on Instagram that he'd been "jumped" by three bouncers while taking his ID out. He said he took pictyures of the incident and threatened to sue. He later deleted the post.
Taylor Swift is all about the 'weirdness' of 'Cats,' thankyouverymuch
In case you were wondering, yes, Taylor Swift is aware of how bizarre that "Cats" trailer looks. In fact, she's aware Tom Hooper's adaptation of the musical, which hits theaters Dec. 20, is odd in many ways — and she's here for it. "I really had an amazing time with 'Cats,'" Taylor says in British Vogue's December cover feature. "I think I loved the weirdness of it. I loved how I felt I'd never get another opportunity to be like this in my life." Taylor, who teamed up with musical icon Andrew Lloyd Webber to co-write the song "Beautiful Ghosts" for the film, also peripherally references the tug-of-war she's been having with Big Machine Records after it sold her older music to Scooter Braun, whom she says has bullied her for years. "I think [writing] is really important — also from the side of ownership over what you do and make," she explains. "Even if you aren't a natural writer, you should try to involve yourself in the messages you're sending."
Tyga thanks doctors for their help after being hospitalized on tour
After announcing to a Mumbai, India, audience that he wasn't feeling well, Tyga has been hospitalized in Abu Dhabi. The rapper posted a handful of clips on his Instagram Story on Sunday, Dec. 1, that showed him wearing a mask and hospital gown in a hospital bed. "Thank you to the doctors in Abu Dhabi for treating me w the best care," he captioned one post, according to the Daily Mail. He performed at the Diriyah Music Festival in the Saudi Arabia the day before. He has not announced why he was hospitalized.
Three of the 'royal fab four' to skip Donald Trump's visit
When Donald Trump visits Buckingham Palace for a NATO leaders' reception this week, he won't be greeted by three of the U.K.'s most famous young royals. While Duchess Kate, along with Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are expected to attend, Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan and Prince William are all sitting this one out, according to JustJared. Meghan and Harry are still on their much-needed break from the spotlight, the outlet reports. William is slated to be on a solo tour of the Middle East at the time.