Bday times six

The Gosselin sextuplets are now teenagers!

Welcome to life as a teenager, Gosselin kids. Where has the time gone?

Thirteen years ago, Kate Gosselin and Jon Gosselin welcomed sextuplets, Aaden Gosselin, Alexis Gosselin, Collin Gosselin, Hannah Gosselin, Joel Gosselin and Leah Gosselin.

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A lot has certainly changed since then — Jon and Kate are now divorced — but the kids still remain the apple of their parents' eyes. Jon told E! News how he celebrated with the newly minted teens.

"I had four of them: Hannah, Leah, Joel and Aaden," he said. "I cooked burgers and hot dogs on the grill and we did presents and played football in the backyard. After that, we did cake and ice cream. It was good."

Jon's girlfriend Colleen Conrad was also there. The reality TV dad-turned-DJ-turned-exotic dancer said he sees his kids "once a week for dinner and every other weekend."

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Kate, meanwhile, has custody of the sextuplets, as well as the couple's 16-year-old twins Cara Gosselin and Mady Gosselin, the rest of the time.

When E! asked Jon what it was like to now have eight teenagers, he said, "It's only been a couple of hours, so we'll see. It's going to be interesting."

On May 9, he took to Instagram to celebrate his children's milestone.

"I can't believe my little kids will be 13 tomorrow!!! Happy Birthday Hannah, Leah, Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Collin," he captioned a photo of their birthday cake.

On May 10, Kate, too, took to social media to commemorate the day, sharing a collage of images of the children.

"🎈🎈🎈HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY, my precious Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel! At this moment (7:51-7:53 am) 13 years ago, my life and heart were completed with your births!," she wrote. "I love you all and NO MATTER WHAT it requires of me, I will ALWAYS be there for you; I'll always be your biggest cheerleader, your role model by example, your shoulder to cry on, the hug and laugh you need, and your mommy and friend! I love you guys!"

She continued, "I got six times what I planned on, but I'd NEVER EVER go back! You're the six final pieces of my heart that I never knew I was looking for 😉❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ #Turning13Today #HappyBirthdayBabies #ILoveYouToTheMoonAndBack100MillionTimes."

A day prior to the sextuplets birthday, Kate shared a picture of a diaper in her hand and got sentimental.

"Sitting in my room with the kids… thinking back to almost 13 years ago. I pulled out this extra small preemie diaper from the NICU..," she said. "I've kept it in my bedside table drawer, wherever we moved…to always remind me of how far we've come!! The kids were awed! 😍 #Almost13 #Preemies #TwentyNineAndFive #TwoAndThreePounds."

'Uncanny'

Elle Fanning wears forehead prosthetic to transform into convict Michelle Carter: Pics

Elle Fanning is the spitting image of Michelle Carter in the upcoming series "The Girl From Plainville," which chronicles the sensational trial of the Massachusetts woman convicted of pressuring her boyfriend to take his own life.

While much of the crew behind the series marveled at how similar Elle and the famous convict look, the actress still had to alter her appearance, which included using a forehead prosthetic. Showrunner Patrick Macmanus told Entertainment Weekly that it was important to not sensationalize the story and be as genuine as possible. 

In the end, Patrick said Elle used a wig, some light makeup, and a forehead prosthetic to move the actress' hairline back. The idea was to avoid anything from "distracting" from the real story.

Elle posted stills from the show on her Instagram, which prompted January Jones to comment how "uncanny" she looks to Michelle, who was eventually convicted of involuntary manslaughter.

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Michelle's court case made headlines in 2017 as she was accused of convincing her boyfriend Conrad Roy III via text to take his own life three years earlier. Throughout the course of the trial, everything was scrutinized, including her appearance.

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"The physicality that Elle found in playing Michelle — she studied all of the courtroom tapes, she studied the documentary [HBO's 'I Love You, Now Die'] — she really threw herself into making sure that the movement and the way she spoke was authentic, as well. So I think that in tandem with the change physically really brings it all together," co-showrunner Liz Hannah said.

near-death experience

'Skins' star Kathryn Prescott shares first post since being hit by cement truck

For the first time since her near-death experience in the middle of a New York City street, "Skins" star Kathryn Prescott is speaking out. 

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On Jan. 20, the actress posted a simple photo of a rock — a rock given to her after she was hit by a cement truck while crossing a New York City street last September. 

"An anonymous woman, whose face I never saw, put this rock into my hand as I was being lifted onto a stretcher. She whispered into my ear that it was for good luck," the 30-year-old wrote on Instagram. "When I finally got to the operating room and was being prepped for my first surgery, one of the assistants asked me what was in my fist. I realized I had been holding onto it since then without realizing. Thank you to that woman (if anyone knows who she is, please tell me.)"

Kathryn's incident was made public after United Kingdom-based twin sister, Megan Prescott, made a plea to get to New York. 

"I received the most terrifying phone call I've ever received in my life on Tuesday evening," Megan wrote on her Instagram last fall. "My twin sister Kathryn was hit by a cement truck while crossing a road in New York on the 7th September."

"After fighting through complex surgery some of Kathryn's injuries include: broken pelvis in two places, both of her legs, her foot and her left hand," Megan continued. "She is incredibly lucky to be alive. She narrowly avoided paralysis. The doctors are hopeful that she will make a full recovery but this will only be possible with the correct care right now."

Megan was desperate to get to the United States to be by her sister's side, and applied for an exemption from the COVID travel restrictions. Megan, though, was denied. 

"She is alone in New York with no family members. I need help getting to New York to support her recovery," Megan explained. "I will have to help her until she can start to walk again. I need to be there to help her with literally everything as she will be able to do incredibly little by herself. She will be in rehab for a very long time and will need 24/hr care even after she leaves the hospital."

Without being flippant, Megan is Kathryn's rock… and Megan eventually made it to New York.

"Thank you to my sister for moving heaven and earth to get to me during a global pandemic and travel ban. Thank you to all of my friends for being there, without hesitation, and for sending your mums, friends and sisters when you couldn't," the "A Dog's Journey" actress said. "Thank you to my hospital room mate for being who you are and for making me laugh, even when there wasn't much to laugh about. Thank you to everyone who has reached out and helped in every and any way they could. From the bottom of my heart, thank you."

Friends forever

John Mayer paid for private jet to transport Bob Saget's body to L.A.

John Mayer made sure his late pal got home in style.

A new report by Showbiz 411 says the singer footed the bill for a private plane to transport Bob Saget's body from Florida to California.

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The "Full House" actor was found dead in an Orlando hotel room on Jan. 9 following a comedy show in Jacksonville. 

John's generosity didn't end with the airplane either. Last week, he and comedian Jeff Ross went on Instagram Live as they picked up Bob's car from Los Angeles International Airport. The duo reminisced about their pal during the drive. 

"I've never known a human being on this Earth who could give that much love," John said, "individually and completely, to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life."

After the gesture, Bob's wife, Kelly Rizzo, publicly thanked John and Jeff.

"No words for how much this meant to me," she said on her Instagram Story. "These two men have been holding me up and taking care of me (along with many other incredible people who loved my husband more than anything)."

John, who served as a pallbearer at the comedian's funeral, also helped design a hoodie with Bob's name on it. Proceeds from the sale of the clothing will go to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which Bob worked tirelessly for. 

Over... again

Pamela Anderson reportedly divorcing for fifth time

Pamela Anderson is getting divorced… again.

Rolling Stone reported on Jan. 20 that the former "Baywatch" babe and Dan Hayhurst are splitting after a year of marriage.

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A source close to the couple told the music publication that the actress is filing for divorce in her native Canada, where she and Dan had been living. 

"Pamela loves as authentically as she lives," said the source, who dubbed the brief union a "pandemic whirlwind" that petered out.

Pam and Dan tied the knot at her Vancouver Island home on Christmas Eve in 2020.

"I'm exactly where I need to be — in the arms of a man who truly loves me," she told DailyMailTV a month after they exchanged vows.

"I am in love. We were married Christmas Eve with both our families' blessing, everyone we know is happy for us," Pam said. "I was married on the property I bought from my grandparents 25 years ago, this is where my parents were married and they are still together. I feel like I've come full circle."

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During a joint interview (from their bed!) with British talk show "Loose Women," she added, "This is like the magic place to live, I guess. He was working here, and I got stuck here during COVID, and we stuck together, and we're still stuck together."

"He's the kind of guy I probably would have met if I would have stayed home and not went around the world and got crazy," she added. "I mean, I came home in one piece. It's nice to be with, like, a real man who can actually change a light bulb."

Less than a year before she married Dan, Pam reportedly married businessman Jon Peters. They split after just 12 days, and she later claimed they were never legally married.

She was previously married to Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee from 1995 to 1998. She married Kid Rock in 2006. And she married producer Rick Solomon twice: first in 2007 and then in late 2013 or early 2014. (Their first union was annulled.)

Breaking the law

'Twilight' director was nervous over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's 'illegal' kiss

"Twilight" director Catherine Hardwick admits there might have been too much chemistry between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the 2008 film…. so much so that it was "illegal."

While on The Big Hit Show podcast, Catherine recalled the two young actors' steamy audition. At the time, Robert was 21, and Kristen was 17.

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"I could tell they had a lot of chemistry, and I'm like, 'Oh my God.' I thought, Kristen was 17. I don't want to get in some illegal things," she said, noting the legal age of consent in California is 18 years old.

During the audition, which took place in California, the passion was so intense that the British actor fell off the bed while he and Kristen kissed. 

"So I remember I told Rob, 'By the way, Kristen is 17. In our country, it's illegal to have a sexual…' And he's like, 'Oh, OK, whatever,'" she said.

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Robert and Kristen ended up falling in love and were in a relationship for four years. Catherine, of course, saw the romance in its infancy, as the duo's audition took place at her house. 

"Rob and Kristen did the audition right here on the bed. They did the kissing scene and he fell off and landed right there on this floor," she said on the podcast. 

"He walked in and he had his hair was dyed black for some play, with these wacky bangs. He was a bit out of shape," she said of RPatz. "His shirt was just all messy, and I'm like, 'Oh, OK. OK, let's see how this goes.'"

Based on the box office returns, it clearly went well.

"Rob and Kristen auditioned on my bed, the kissing scene, Rob was so into it he fell off the bed. I'm like, 'Dude, calm down.' And I'm in there filming with my little video camera, whatever," Catherine said. "And at the end [of the audition] Kristen was like, 'It has to be Rob.'"

Bad memories

Former co-star says Jessica Alba was 'horrible' to work with

Jensen Ackles worked with Jessica Alba more than 20 years ago on James Cameron's 2000 sci-fi show "Dark Angel." The experience isn't one he remembers fondly.

On Michael Rosenbaum's "Inside of You" podcast, the former "Supernatural" star was asked if it was "cool to work with" Jessica back then. 

"No, she was horrible," he said, quickly noting that he was not joking. "I've told this to her face."

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Pressed on the details of his less-than-stellar memories, Jensen said, "I love Jess, which kind of contradicts what I just said. She was under an immense amount of pressure on that show."

Jensen noted that the Honest Company founder was young and in a tumultuous relationship with co-star Michael Weatherly at the time, which caused "some undue stress on set."

"I was the new fresh face on the set," he said. "I was the new kid on the block and I got picked on by the lead… Like the worst kind of bickering a brother and sister could do. She had it out for me. It wasn't that she didn't like me. She was like, 'Oh here's the pretty boy the network brought in for more window dressing because that's what we need.'"

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The bickering even happened in front of the crew, so Jensen decided to throw it back at her, which he said the crew "loved."

"It did build some mutual respect" between them, he said. "We bickered, we bickered like brother and sister."

The two, though, had touching moments, including the time Jensen's grandfather passed away during filming. 

"She literally walked into my trailer and just held me for half an hour," he said. "So it was that kind of relationship. If she walked in, it would be all hugs, but she didn't make it easy on me."

Still recovery, but happy

Jessie J's 'perspective has changed' after miscarriage

Jessie J is turning the page.

Just two months after revealing she suffered a miscarriage, which she called the "saddest and loneliest time" in her life, the singer is now happier than ever. 

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It's all about perspective.

"So I was pregnant but not any more. I am probably in the happiest place I have ever been, believe it or not. My perspective on life has changed completely," she told a London crowd during a recent performance, according to MailOnline. "The day [the miscarriage] happened, a man came up to me in the street. I was by myself and crying. He said, 'I don't know you and I don't know what is happening with you right now but I know you should share it with other people.'"

"That is why I do what I do," she continued before speaking to others who have experienced the same pain. "So to anyone who has been through that, or near someone who has, I am so sorry. There is no other way to explain it than just the saddest, loneliest thing."

Jessie surprisingly performed a concert just hours after getting her sad news last year. During that show, she spoke about her pain.

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Since her miscarriage, Jessie, 33, is finding "the blessing in pain," a quality her parents instilled in her, and she's now had the "best January ever."

Back in early December, the singer explained why she decided to get on stage just hours after one of the worst days of her life. 

"I reacted in work mode. It's safe to say I sometimes pour more energy into creating an unhealthy process of my own pain in front of a camera, than I do acknowledging it behind one in real time. 'The show must go on' mentality reacted before the human in me did," she wrote on Instagram

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Jessie said she just needed to cry and "fall into someone's arms and sob" that evening. After the show was over, she ached emotionally and physically. She also quickly understood why women long for a day when the topic of miscarriages isn't a taboo subject. 

"I have never experienced physical pain and trauma or felt loneliness like it. This has changed me forever. In the most, heartbreaking, but beautiful way," she said. "It's put life into perspective in a way nothing else ever has. I am so sorry if you have ever been through it alone or not, or are going through it right now at any stage of pregnancy. Losing your baby is one of the worst feelings in the world."

"I ache for you," she said at the time. "If I could I would bring you food, hold you through the physical pain, I know that's needed more than a "stay strong" text right now."

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 herself 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 began in May 2020 and was designed to deliver fresh produce to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photos show Donald Trump's older of two daughters holding boxes, talking to other volunteers and carrying apples. In one snap, she stands next to a kid holding a sign reading "free food boxes."

Ivanka also shared the images on her Instagram Story.

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Reports said the former POTUS's 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: 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 have been 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, post, Ivanka last connected with her 7.4 million followers in May 2021 when she implored her fans to get vaccinated against COVID-19. In fact, her last two images prior to Tuesday showed her getting the jab.