Paris Hilton was eviscerated online for vacationing on the Hawaiian island of Maui after fatal wildfires devastated the area just days earlier. She's seen here with husband Carter Reum walking along a beach path on Aug. 14 while vacationing there.
Her family getaway — the couple brought their infant son, Phoenix, too — came after local officials begged tourists to cancel trips to Maui to avoid using up valuable resources needed for thousands of displaced residents.
DailyMail.com published photos of Paris and her family at a beach about 30 miles from the town of Lahaina, which was destroyed in the blaze on Aug. 8 — the same day the trio reportedly landed in Maui. The following day, the Hawaii Tourism Authority asked tourists to leave to free up hotel rooms.
While she continued to vacation in Hawaii, Paris used social media to encourage her followers to donate to those in need. She still drew heat from critics, though: "Is she an idiot?" one person asked. Another commented, "Wow. Read the room." A third called her "disgusting."
A source close to the heiress told DailyMail.com that critics were misreading her intentions. "She has been absolutely helping. Maui has always held a special place in her heart," the insider explained. "She has been gathering supplies and taking them to shelters and those [in] need. She already did and continues to do so."
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It's been nearly three years since Harry Styles donned a dress for the cover of Vogue, but Billy Porter is still bristling over it. He argues that the singer only scored the coveted spot because he's "white and cute." During a recent chat with The Telegraph, the Emmy winner trashed Vogue and its editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, for allegedly failing to recognize the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to fashion. "It's not Harry Styles' fault that he happens to be white and cute and straight and fit into the infrastructure that way. … I call out the gatekeepers," Billy said.
Harry, for the record, has never publicly addressed his sexuality. "It doesn't feel good to me," Billy said. "You're using my community — or your people are using my community — to elevate you. You haven't had to sacrifice anything." Billy also took aim an Anna, saying they had a conversation about inclusivity a few months before Harry appeared on the cover. "That b**** said to me at the end, 'How can we do better?' And I was so taken off guard that I didn't say what I should have said," he recalled.
Mental health concerns
Austin Butler was so invested in his Elvis character that Tom Hanks was worried and decided to offer up some advice: "He said, 'You have immersed yourself so deeply in Elvis that, for your mental health, it would be wise to go straight into something else. If you just jump off the train, you might have emotional whiplash," Austin told the U.K. Times.
Tom didn't just offer the advice, though. He also had the solution. At the time, he was producing the miniseries "Masters of the Air," in which Austin is set to star.
To become Elvis, Austin said he had to "go to the very edge of what is possible." Said the actor, "Not every experience will be like that. I don't think I'll ever have an experience like that again, but if I have to really dig, it makes me feel alive."
Brody Jenner is throwing shade at his father while speaking about the way he plans to parent his newborn daughter: "I think that what I'm most excited about is doing things differently than my father did," he said in a YouTube video, noting that Caitlyn Jenner "wasn't really around for me growing up."
Brody and the Olympian "didn't have the greatest relationship," he said, adding that he plans to do "the exact opposite" of what Caitlyn did when he was young. He went on to say that he aims to be "the absolute best father I could possibly be" and noted that he's "getting ready for the journey" and is "just so very excited."
Brody and his fiancée Tia Blanco welcomed their baby girl, Honey, on July 29.
Bill Hader had a weighty task on his hands while finalizing "Barry." During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the "Saturday Night Live" alum revealed that he gained 25 pounds for the final season of his award-winning series. The weight gain wasn't actually for the character, though. "To know that I've grown as a filmmaker is really rewarding," he said, "but I also know that I'm 45 and I put on weight way faster than I used to. That's what I really learned, that I'm suddenly 25 pounds overweight." Bill has previously said he was "stress eating" while working on the show. "I think it was toward the end of the season that the costume designer was like, 'I think you need to wear bigger clothes. You're wearing a large, and, well… We've got to go up a size, or three.' Great!" Bill told THR.
Kevin Kreider, who starred on "Bling Empire" for three seasons, claimed he earned so little on the show that he's struggling financially and relying on friends for support. "UPS workers were paid more than I was, and they have benefits. That's how little we got paid," he told DailyMail.com. Kevin's claims come on heels of fellow Netflix reality star Nick Thompson revealing he's nearly homeless. "I heard how much a friend of mine was making for a pilot and he wasn't even the main lead, yet he made more than I did in a whole season of 'Bling Empire.' I worked my a** off for 'Bling.' I mean, I was literally filming almost every day," Kevin said. "We had to be available for almost a whole year. I dragged my a** to like a three, six-hour interviews. So, when you put the hours together, I worked probably lower than minimum wage."
The Netflix star has been landing some deals, but he's having to hustle for them. "I can't buy a home in Los Angeles, I still have to rent. I don't even have a car because I chose to live in a nicer apartment. It was either downgrade and rent a studio and have a car or have a nicer one-bedroom and not have a car," he said. "I still have friends picking me up driving me in places, you know, like, it's not all that great."