married

Ellen Page secretly marries girlfriend six months after going public

Ellen Page secretly married her girlfriend, she revealed on Instagram.

The actress only went public with Emma Portner six months ago, and now they have tied the knot. Both women posted multiple pictures to the Instagram accounts, and both had similar captions.

"Can't believe I get to call this extraordinary woman my wife," Ellen captioned a photo of her and Emma's hands, both wearing wedding rings. She shared a second image of the women cuddled up on a grassy area while appearing to be on the verge of kissing.

Emma, a dancer and contemporary jazz teacher, posted the same images. "I get to call this incredible woman MY WIFE! I LOVE YOU!," she wrote.

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The duo went public with their relationship in July 2017 after they were spotted kissing outside a Los Angeles cafe. It's not known when the women began dating, but Ellen reportedly split with her girlfriend of 18 months, Samantha Thomas, in January 2017.

Ellen came out as gay during a speech in 2014 at Human Rights Campaign event.

Last year, she spoke to Diva magazine about her decision to come out. "Everything is different. From one day to the next, I felt a happiness and an inner peace which I hadn't known for years," she said. "My life now is overwhelming and I'm glad to be in a position where I can support my community and also help show that you can still play all kinds of roles after you are out. Things are changing fast and the more people who come out will ultimately help put an end to the idea that coming out destroys your career. We have to make that happen."

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Her career, she said, also got better after coming out, although she was warned that coming out so publicly could negatively impact the jobs she was offered.

"Before I had to hide my sexuality and that was making me increasingly unhappy, uncomfortable and anxious. I'm excited and enthusiastic about my work again," she said. "It feels the same way it did when I was 15 and beginning my career. It's such a different feeling to be open about who you are and simply live that way and not have to put on masks and hide your identity. I feel an inner peace now which I hadn't felt in a very long time."

Break time

Megan Thee Stallion announces music, social media hiatus

Megan Thee Stallion is taking a step back from music and social media. 

The Grammy winning rapper announced on social media that she was "recharging."

"Due to the demands of the Hot Girl lifestyle has now entered a period of regeneration to prepare for what's next," the message read.

She noted that all her social media for the time being will be handled by her management team. 

Confirmed the break, Megan wrote on Twitter, "I'll be back when it's time."

The hiatus comes a few weeks after a huge Grammys night in which she took home awards for best rap performance and best rap song. She also won best new artist, making her the first female rapper to win the award since Lauryn Hill in 1999.

"It's been a hell of a year, but we made it," she said during her acceptance speech. 

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Megan's past 12 months have been so monumental that Billie Eilish thought Megan should have won Record of the Year. 

"This is really embarrassing for me," Billie said in her speech after besting the rapper for the award. "Megan, girl, I was going to write a speech about how you deserved this, but then there is like there is no way they will choose me, I was like it's hers."

Social spat

Cardi B slams Congressman complaining about Grammys act

Cardi B is firing back after a United States Congressman said on the House floor that her Grammys performance is part of "the moral decline of America." 

The rapper's highly-sexual performance last month on the Grammys was one of the most buzzed about moments from the awards show. On April 22, more than a month after the Grammys, Rep. Glenn Grothman, a Republican from Wisconsin, said his office "rightfully" received complaints about Cardi's act.

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While reading his prepared speech, the Congressman said the people complaining "wonder why we are paying the FCC if they feel this should be in living rooms across the nation."

He also took a shot at Vice President Kamala Harris for "promoting" Cardi's music and added that the performance of "WAP" on the Grammys was "inconsistent with basic decency" 

"Wake up, FCC, and begin to do your job," he complained. "The moral decline of America is partly due to your utter complacency."

After the speech, Cardi blasted the politician for focusing on her, as opposed to other issues, particularly the topic of police brutality in light of the Derek Chauvin verdict.

"This gets me so mad ya don't even know! I think we all been on the edge this week since we seen police brutality back to back including watching one of the biggest case in history go down DUE to police brutality but wait ! This is [what] state representative decide to talk about," she tweeted, adding a thinking emoji.

Cardi followed up that tweet by railing against Congressmen and Congresswomen like Rep. Grothman for not getting "proper justice" for Jacob Blake, a Black Wisconsin man who was shot several times by police last summer in front of his children. 

She said, "This is why people gotta vote, elect better people…"

Call fail

James Corden almost revealed Oprah's phone number on the air

James Corden nearly revealed Oprah Winfrey's phone number on the air on accident while trying to pitch a hilarious business idea to her. 

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On his show this week, James spoke about Pharrell Williams' new Miami "lifestyle hotel." After conferring with his band and staff, the late night host decided he wouldn't stay there, but he would stay at an Oprah-designed "lifestyle hotel." His drummer jokingly called it an "O-hotel." 

Wanting to tell Oprah his idea, James quickly realized he had a number for the TV queen, but doubted it was the right number. In calling the number on speaker, it went to voicemail and the automated voice began rattling off the number for all the world to hear. James quickly hung up and felt sheepish, all while his staff hysterically laughed at his near phone faux pas. Moments later, he missed a call from a number with no caller ID. He then tried to call Oprah back at the number he had. It worked.

"Look at you! Hey babes," Oprah said.

James quickly began pitching his "O-tel" idea. 

"We all have agreed that we would stay in an 'O-tel,'" he said. "And the room service menu is like my favorite things…"

Oprah played along. 

"Absolutely! Absolutely!" she replied, "and there would be truffles served with every room service menu, with eggs, truffles with your French fries."

The funnyman requested that his entire staff be able to attend the opening weekend of the fictional hotel for coming up with the idea.

"Why not? We're going to make billions of dollars," Oprah said. "Of course I'll let everybody stay for free."

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Following the call, James admitted that he was sweating profusely. 

"I'm in bits. I'm in bits. My whole body is sweating," he quipped. "I feel like I swam to Santa Barbara to pitch her an idea that as soon as I said it out loud I was like, 'We haven't thought this through.'"

Dance fever

John Travolta recalls dancing with Princess Diana: 'It was like a dream'

John Travolta is reminiscing about his legendary White House dance with Princess Diana more than three decades ago, calling it a "very special, magical moment."

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During a chat with Esquire Spain for a cover story, the "Pulp Fiction" star was asked about that evening in 1985, in which he and the royal separately attended a gala dinner for then-president Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan.

"I didn't think they'd ask me to dance with her. I had the great privilege and honor of doing so, and I thought, 'There must be a reason for doing this and I better give it my all,'" John said. "This meant guiding the dance well and seeking to have fun. That was the easy part, but introducing myself to Diana in the proper way, conveying assurance, and asking her to be my dance partner was a complicated mission."

Remembering that he was nervous and well aware of the magnitude of the occasion, John said there was a palpable energy in the room that evening. 

"Think of the moment. We are in the White House. It's midnight. The whole stage is like a dream," he said. "I go up to her, touch her on the shoulder, ask her to dance. She turns around and when she sees me she displays that captivating smile, somewhat sad, and accepts my invitation. And there we were, dancing together like in a fairy tale."

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Something told John that dancing with Diana, who was there with then-husband Prince Charles, was likely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"Who could imagine that something like this is going to happen to you one day?" he mused. "I was smart enough to register it in my memory as a very special, magical moment."

Eleven years after John's dance, Diana and Charles divorced. One year after that, in 1997, she was killed in a car accident at the age of 36. 

New ink

Sam Smith's new tattoo honors gender identity

Sam Smith is making a permanent statement.

On April 22, London-based tattoo artist Miles Langford revealed a new tattoo that he gave the "Stay With Me" singer. The ink appears to reference Sam's gender identity, as it shows a shirtless, short-haired person looking in the mirror while wearing high heels. 

"ICON @samsmith," Miles wrote on Instagram. "Thanks for getting tattooed."

Miles shared two pictures in his post: one shows him with Sam, and the other shows the tattoo. 

Back in 2019, Sam came out as non-binary and uses the pronouns they/them. In the past, the singer has been open about their love of wearing high heels, which might be an inspiration for the new tattoo. 

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Around the same time, Sam, 28, said they struggled with body issues from a young age and underwent liposuction at age 12.

"I still struggle with weight issues," the four-time Grammy winner said. "I always will. I feel like with social media, taking my top off on social media, it helped me."

Arrested

'Jersey Shore' star arrested for domestic incident: Report

"Jersey Shore" star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro was arrested following an alleged domestic incident, and the incident could have lasting ramifications.

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TMZ reported that the reality TV star was arrested in Los Angeles on April 22 for felony domestic violence, but the victim in the case hasn't been named publicly. But, the webloid noted that the incident didn't involve ex Jen Harley, as she was at her home in Las Vegas. What is troubling, though, is that Ronnie and Jen's daughter, Ariana, was reportedly under his care when the incident took place.

Ariana is now with Ronnie's brother, but Jen is said to be en route to L.A. to pick her up.

The new incident could very well be damning for Ronnie, as he is currently on probation for a domestic violence incident in L.A. involving his ex Jen Harley, whom he shares a daughter with. In that 2019 incident, Ronnie allegedly chased Jen with a knife during a moment of rage and allegedly threatened to kill her. At some point, police said he took their then-1-year-old daughter, Ariana, away from Jen and locked himself in a house they'd rented. Police eventually broke down the door, tased Ronnie and handcuffed him.

Ronnie struck a plea deal last year in the 2019 case, and he was given 36 months of probation, 30 days of community labor and he was required to give a $20,000 donation to a battered women's shelter in L.A. As part of the plea deal, he also had to keep his nose clean. This is where the new arrest could spell doom.

Ronnie has been dating Saffire Matos, a New York-based eyelash technician. He went Instagram official with her last fall. 

Upon hearing of the new arrest, Ronnie's lawyer told TMZ, "We have just learned of the new allegations against Ronnie and need some additional time to further investigate. As such, we will not be making any other statements at this time."

Airport issue

Comedian Eric Andre claims he was racially profiled at ATL airport

Comedian Eric Andre claims he was racially profiled by authorities at the Atlanta airport, and he documented much of incident on Twitter.

Although some of the tweets have since been deleted, he shared many of them on his Instagram Story.

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"I was just racially profiled in the Atlanta airport. Stopped by two white cops who asked if I had drugs for no reason," he wrote on April 21. "…They asked to search my bag with no warrant or [probable] cause and I said no. Please be careful out there.Tell your POC coworkers in Atlanta."

Eric also made Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms aware of the situation, tagging her in several posts.

"They let me go. I'm on the plane in the air. I'm fine now but I want this reported. Please any Atlanta lawyer reach out to me," he tweeted and used the hashtag "Jim Crow Georgia."

"At that moment, I was the only POC on line," he continued. "@KeishaBottoms I know this isn't the PD you want representing in your airports."

There was a question as to whether the men who allegedly stopped Eric were Atlanta police officers or Drug Enforcement Administration officials. Eric later suspected they were DEA officials. 

"So glad to hear Atlanta PD doesn't operate like this, but who was the agency that interrogated me and why does ATL allow an agency with those kinds of random search rules to operate in one of the busiest airports in the world?" he wrote. "The established authority in the city doesn't do this, who does the DEA think they are to do it themselves?" 

Frozen feeling

Fans flood to L.A. fro-yo shop to troll Demi Lovato after online attack

A small frozen yogurt shop in Los Angeles is reportedly seeing a huge boom in business after Demi Lovato shamed it on social media.

Last weekend, the singer took umbrage with The Bigg Chill for giving sugar-free varieties prime placement in their stores, saying it was "triggering" for her as someone recovering from an eating disorder. She called the shop "diet culture vultures."

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After calling out the mom-and-pop shop, The Bigg Chill responded to the singer on Instagram and said it has indulgent varieties but also carries items for vegans, diabetics and people with Celiac disease. Still, Demi continued her barrage of criticism, spurring the shop to simply begin ignoring her. As some of the dust was settling, Demi recorded a video in which she somewhat apologized for the flap. 

"It's also important to know that my intentions were not to come in and bully a small business, but I walked in and walked out because I was so triggered," she said on the Instagram Live. "It made me really sad. I'm genuinely sorry people took it wrong, but I just get really passionate."

Demi was also critical of the shop's messaging and the media.

Demi was dragged online throughout much of this, and plenty of people accused her of actively trying to put The Big Chill, a female-owned shop, out of business. However, the opposite is actually happening. 

The Blast reported that the viral dustup has resulted in "an avalanche" of sales and that "loyal customers from around Los Angeles have shown up to show support and spend cash."

"When @ddlovato attacks your local neighborhood yogurt shop, you fight back with sugar free yogurt for the whole family," one man wrote on Instagram after leaving the store on Monday. 

Another duo took a not-so-veiled shot at Demi, writing on Instagram, "The sugar & fat free options tried to trigger us but we made it out alive."

"Demi Lovato chose to drag this wonderful small business for no good reason. PLEASE join me in supporting The Bigg Chill & eating their ice cream sammys," another fan said. 

As sales poured into the store, The Bigg Chill also corrected false rumors and doctored Internet screenshots that claim Demi made amends with a donation. 

"We have not received donations from Demi's team. Nor do we want one," the store said on its Instagram Story on April 21. "We have not made any changes to our menu. We have not heard anything from Demi since her 'Sorry, Not Sorry' apology on Monday. We have not heard from her team."

Considering the sales and media attention, perhaps it's accurate say: Revenge, like fro-yo, is a dish best served cold.

Pic fallout

Chrissy Teigen discussed Khloe photo controversy with therapist

Chrissy Teigen said she's "frustrated" over the controversial leaked photo of her friend Khloe Kardashian, and she even spoke to a mental health professional about it.

"I went, like, a million different ways with it," she told Andy Cohen. "I actually ended up talking about it in therapy, oddly enough, because of my own body insecurity issues and what celebrities have done to people in distorting their image of what a real human body looks like."

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In early April, an unedited photo of Khloe in a bikini surfaced on social media. The image, which is current, showed Khloe without makeup and without photoshop editing, which the Kardashian family is suspected of often utilizing. Several websites and social media accounts shared the image, which was reportedly posted by Khloe's grandma (a family rep, though, said an "assistant" posted it). Quickly after, the famous family began threatening legal action against websites running the photo, according to reports.

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A family rep told Page Six that the Kardashian-Jenner clan wanted the image off the Internet because it was unauthorized — not because Khloe was pictured looking au natural. Then, on April 7, Khloe addressed the situation and insinuated that the picture was unflattering, hence why she wanted it off the Internet. 

In addressing the photo fallout, Chrissy said, "You get frustrated because I look at Khloe and I'm like, 'Of course, you're so beautiful, you're so strong.' The changes that she's made to her body, she's so proud of and everybody's so proud of."

The "Lip Sync Battle" co-host continued, "If she didn't want that photo to be out, she didn't want that photo to be out, and that's fine, too."

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The model said "there can be two truths" in this situation, while maintaining that social media plays a big role. Social media users, she said, "can't possibly believe that someone would not want this photo out, but also be proud of that photo."

Had the leak happened to her, Chrissy, who admits to being highly critical of her body in the past, stated she would "want people to know that, like, this is a strong, powerful photo of myself and I'm proud of it."

Two weeks after Khloe's photo controversy, the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star got in an Instagram flap after a user was critical of a series of images Khloe posted that showed her in a tight-fitting space-inspired bodysuit. 

"If insecurity was a person," the user wrote.

The comment didn't sit well with Khloe. 

"Baby girl, you have to look in the mirror. Only insecure people tear other people down," she replied. "I'm sending you so much love, health and happiness! I'm sorry that you're hurting."