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.

Thanks Ye

Kanye West's antics have brought Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson closer

If you think Pete Davidson is troubled by Kanye West's antics of late, think again. 

"Pete thinks it's totally hilarious," an insider told Page Six. "Not just that — he thinks the whole [tabloid drama with him, West and Kim Kardashian] is hilarious. He loves it."

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The "SNL" funnyman, of course, is dating Kim, who Kanye publicly pined over just five weeks ago. After it became clear that Kim wasn't about to run back to Ye, he began dating little known actress Julia Fox, and he threatened to beat up Pete in a new rap song released last week. 

Over the weekend, Kanye also claimed that Kim was preventing him from attending daughter Chicago's fourth birthday (even though pictures showed Ye in attendance next to Kim's mom, Kris Jenner).

The shenanigans are actually making Kim and Pete lean harder into each other.

"The whole craziness with Kanye last week has brought Kim and Pete closer," a separate source said, later adding, "Kim and Pete can talk to each other about what is going on. It's nice to have someone to share concerns with."

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Kanye, the source noted, has had issues with Pete for several years, ever since the comedian mocked the rapper after he hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2018. At the time, Kanye said he was bullied backstage and throughout the week of rehearsals for supporting former President Donald Trump by wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat.

"I wish I had bullied you," Pete countered those claims the following week. "I wish I would have suggested that it might offend some people like your wife, or every black person ever." 

He also quipped, "Kanye, I know you are like, 'This is the real me, I'm off the meds.' Take 'em. There is no shame in the medicine game. I'm on 'em, it's great. There's nothing wrong with taking them."

She's back!

Ivanka Trump returns to Instagram after eight month hiatus: See the post

It's time to be social again!

For the first time in eight months, Ivanka Trump has posted to Instagram, sharing photos of her taking part in a food drive in upstate New York.

"Thank you to our many incredible partners and volunteers who helped feed tens of thousands American families across Idaho and NY, with fresh, nutritious, locally-sourced produce and dairy this holiday season," she captioned a series of images posted on Jan. 18, but snapped last week.

The initiative is part of the Farmers-to-Families Food Box Program, which begin in May 2020 and was designed to deliver fresh produce to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos, several of them photo ops, show Donald Trump's daughter holding boxes, talking to other volunteers or carrying apples. In one snap she stood next to a youth holding a sign that read "free food boxes."

Ivanka added the images to her Instagram Stories, as well.

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Reports said the former POTUS' daughter teamed up with billionaire Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya to deliver produce to families in need last week in the area of Rochester, New York.

Naturally, Ivanka dressed warm and cute for the occasion, as she donned a gray coat over a cream-colored turtleneck and jeans. She perfected the outfit with mustard-colored gloves and brown lace-up boots. One picture of Ivanka in a black coat was said to be taken in Idaho during a recent food drive there.

In her post, Ivanka 40, claimed that 1.1 million pounds of locally sourced dairy and produce were delivered, 1.3 million meals were served and 52,000 food boxes were distributed. She was quick to note that the venture is "100% privately funded."

According to the United States Department of Agriculture's website, "USDA contractors have delivered 173,699,775 boxes of fresh produce, milk, dairy and cooked meats to disadvantaged Americans across the country."

Prior to her Tuesday, Jan. 18, posting, Ivanka last connected with her 7.4 million followers in May 2021. In that image, she implored her fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, her last two images prior to Tuesday showed her getting the jab.

Wanted woman

Networks reportedly gearing up for 'bidding war' over Gayle King

The country's biggest TV networks are apparently getting ready to pay a King's ransom for a certain newswoman's services. 

Page Six reported that Gayle King's contract with CBS ends in May, and rival networks are ready to move mountains to ink the "CBS Mornings" anchor to a contract. CBS, though, "will do everything we can to keep King," a source said.

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Despite CBS' hopes, there is speculation that Gayle might be ready to move on from her early shift or move to the West Coast, where her family lives. Her best friend, Oprah Winfrey, also lives in Southern California. 

"Gayle's contract is up at CBS in a few months and the networks are gearing up for a bidding war for the ages," a TV source told the New York Post's gossip page, noting that MSNBC "could possibly put in a huge bid to have Gayle take over Rachel Maddow's vacant nightly slot."

NBC might come at Gayle in a different way, potentially asking her to team up with Hoda Kotb on "Today." A Hoda-Gayle pairing would make them "the most formidable duo on TV," the source insisted. 

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A different TV insider said Gayle's exit from CBS would spell doom for "The Eye."

"If ABC or NBC gets Gayle, it's game over at CBS for talent. The question is, does Gayle want to carry on the morning show in New York when her whole family and best friend are on the West Coast?," the source surmised. "ABC could give her the third hour of 'GMA' to host from Los Angeles, or a different daytime show. Gayle has proven herself as one of the most talented broadcasters on TV, so the bottom line here is money, and what Gayle wants to do."

Gayle recently celebrated her 10th anniversary at CBS.

"After all this time, I still love this job…I think it's an awesome, awesome job," she told her co-hosts last week in marking the occasion. "It's a privilege, and I don't take it lightly. I love being here with you guys."

Happy news!

Criss Angel's 7-year-old son's cancer is in remission

On Jan. 17, Criss Angel took to social media for "the most important post" he's ever made: his 7-year-old son, Johnny Crisstopher, is cancer free, he happily declared. 

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"Today our son Johnny Crisstopher will finally ring the bell symbolizing his remission and the end of his treatment!," the famed illusionist captioned a 14-minute video dedicated to his son.

The tot, who Criss shares with wife Shaunyl Benson, was first diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. 

Criss' video, titled "1095," features footage of Johnny's long journey, including hard-to-watch moments of the child hooked up machines in the hospital.

"Ten percent of kids that go through the treatment they don't even make it, not because of the cancer, but because of the types of medicines they have to put in their bodies. Ten percent lose their lives," Criss says in the video. 

The title of the film comes from the 1,095 chemotherapy sessions that Johnny endured during his fight with B-Cell A.L.L. Leukemia.

Criss and Shaunyl, who are also parents to son Yanni, 2,  and daughter Illusia Angelina, 10 weeks, are hoping to raise money to help fight pediatric cancer with the video.

"Let them know that they are not alone, you know what I mean. There is magic in the world and that magic is love," the "Mindfreak" star said. "While you watched this short film, seven children were diagnosed with cancer."

Criss' footage was posted around the same time Shaunyl shared her own video of Johnny ending his treatment. 

"These last cycles were tough, especially after giving birth early to Johnny's little sister Illusia. These videos were taken over the last 4 months, as we finally finish Johnny's treatment for relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. We have an amazing support system and I'm so so grateful for my parents and their selflessness. Family is everything, especially during the hard times," she wrote. "We are so proud of you my Johnny boy. This is ALL YOU ♥️ This chapter of your life will finally be behind you and I'm so excited for your future. I can't wait to finally see you ring that bell my love. Ring it hard because the whole world is proud of you!"

Plane vengence

Olivia Culpo wears nearly identical travel outfit (on Delta) after American Airlines issue

Olivia Culpo is finally changing… airlines, that is. She's not changing her clothes, though!

The influencer made headlines on Jan. 13 after an American Airlines staffer asked her to "put a blouse on" before being allowed to board a flight to Mexico. 

Olivia's sister, Aurora Culpo, documented the drama on social media, posting a video of Olivia in black biker shorts, a black bralette and a long black sweater. "She looks cute. She looks appropriate. No. They call her up to the desk and tell her that she needs to put a blouse on otherwise she can't get on the plane," Aurora said.

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On Jan. 17, the former Miss Universe headed back to the United States and wore a very, very similar outfit to the one that caused the "uproar," only this one was green.

Olivia and her crew flew back on Delta, and it doesn't appear that the Atlanta-based airliner had a problem with her attire.

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Olivia and her sister seemed to troll American Airlines throughout the weekend. Olivia posted a photo while wearing a risqué open-side dress. "Please use caution while using the overheard bins as items may have shifted during flight," she captioned the photo.

Her sister, meanwhile, posted a photo of a departures screen at the Los Cabos airport. It showed an American Airlines flight from Mexico to Los Angeles.

"Someone's Capri pants must have given the flight attendant [an erection],"  Aurora wrote. "I hope they're stoning her in the lounge. #Satanstems."

Arrested

Tiffany Haddish arrested for DUI in Georgia

Tiffany Haddish was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in Georgia after she allegedly fell asleep in the driver's seat of her car. 

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According to TMZ, Peachtree City police received a report about a driver asleep at the wheel, and they were given a description of the vehicle. Officers soon spotted the car around 4 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, as the comedian was pulling into a neighborhood.

After stopping her, Tiffany was arrested for DUI and improper stopping on a roadway. Authorities believed she was under the influence of marijuana. 

The "Girls Trip" star posted $1,666 to bond out of jail around 6:30 a.m. She even managed to smile for her mug shot.

Tiffany has yet to publicly comment on the arrest. 

The actress has been mourning the recent losses of her grandmother, her producer Carl Craig and dear friend Bob Saget.

love lines

'Housewives' alum hires matchmaker to help her find love

Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match…

Former "The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Vicki Gunvalson is back on the dating scene after hiring a matchmaker. And so far, so good!

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The reality TV alum joined the "Two T's in a Pod with Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge" podcast this week and revealed that she's dating a new man. 

"I'm on my fourth date with a guy from Chicago with the matchmaker," she said. "He's picking me up from the airport when I get to Chicago."

She added, "[He] and I are gonna see each other next week when I'm in town."

Although Vicki, 59, didn't reveal the mystery man's name, she did share that he's 55 years old. Fans got a small glimpse of this potential suitor in late December after Vicki's son-in-law, Ryan Culberson, posted a video to his Instagram Story showing her in a conversation with the man. Ryan joked that he was a "date chaperone."

"He's in Chicago, because I will only date a Midwestern man. … We'll be on date four next week," Vicki said on the podcast.

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She also listed off a few qualities she needs in a mate, including "good teeth," "non-smoker," "family man," "self-sufficient," "entrepreneur," "must love Jesus" and "confident."

In a swipe about her ex, Steve Lodge, she shaded, "I want a relationship. … I want a non-lying, perfect relationship, which is what I thought I had with my fiance."

Animal attack

Neve Campbell was once attacked by a bear, dragged through woods

Neve Campbell was nearly mauled by a bear while filming a movie in Canada as a teenager. 

The "Scream" actress, 48, shared the frightening incident with Kelly Clarkson this week, saying she was 17 years old at the time. 

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"I was playing this role where she's 'one with the animals' and there was a scene where I was getting chased by a bear," Neve explained. "They brought this bear on set and they first gave me this big bottle of Coke to feed it, so this is now a bear on a sugar rush. I'm 17, so I'm really dumb."

The crew then told her to "Dip [her] hand in honey and just run." She was further instructed to stick her hand out and feed the bear when she reached a certain point, which she attempted to do.

Things didn't go according to plan. Not at all.

"The bear is not slowing down and he's not coming for my hand," Neva recalled. "He grabs me by the leg and he pulls me through the forest. My mother was visiting set and she's screaming. The whole crew is frozen because nobody can believe what's happening. All I can think to say is, 'He's biting me,' like it's not obvious."

Eventually a production wrangler threw rocks at the bear so that it would release its grip on Neve. She then ran up a rock to escape the danger.

Surprisingly, Neve said she was willing to shoot the scene again, as she was a "people pleaser." Now, though, the thought of reshooting that scene wouldn't cross her mind. 

"It's silly," she said, "but we get asked to do really silly things, as well."

Social clap back

Reese Witherspoon's daughter, Ava, claps back at 'bigoted' Instagram comments

Ava Phillippe is blasting bigots.

On the heels of her nonchalant comments about sexuality, the daughter of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe posted a fairly blunt message to haters on Instagram this week. 

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"QUICK REMINDER: I can & will block profiles commenting bigoted/hateful messages under my posts," she wrote on her Instagram Story, according to People. "My Instagram profile is not a place for cruelty/hate speech & I intend to do what I can to keep it that way. Peace & Love."

Ava, 22, didn't specify why she posted the message, but it came just days after she shrugged off a question about sexuality.

During a recent Instagram Q&A, a fan asked, "Do u like boys or girls?" Ava replied, "I'm attracted to… people! (Gender is whatever)."

Ava, who recently reached 1 million Instagram followers, told E!'s Daily Pop in December that she wants her social media to be meaningful. Prior to her posts, she considers, "What is that going to mean to somebody else? What does it mean to me? Is this helpful? Is it important? Is it charitable? Is it something I want the world to see from me?"

She continued, "I do have a platform of some sort, for sure, and I want to be conscious of what I am posting. I might not always get it right but I'm always going to try my best to put good out there."

At the end of the day she just wants to be real with her followers. 

"We do see a lot of the falsified sides or the facades, and it's just not completely true of everyone, and I think a little truth is good sometimes," she said. "People that are able to be that honest and tap into that empathy in such a real way, there's nothing like it to me. My friends, I think they all have their own ways of doing it, I love that about them. And in my romantic life it's also important, for sure."