Jenelle Evans confirms she bought a new puppy after husband David Eason killed her dog, says she's open to counseling
On Feb. 25, former "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was spotted with her allegedly estranged husband, David Eason, and some of their kids at a Walmart in Leland, North Carolina, where they purchased a pet bed, TMZ reported. Eyewitnesses also told TMZ that the pair bought dog food, sparking speculation that the onetime MTV reality stars — who split in October 2019, though have been spending plenty of time together since — might have added a new puppy to the family nearly a year after David shot and killed Jenelle's French bulldog, Nugget, after it snapped at but didn't injure their toddler daughter, Ensley. On Feb. 26, Jenelle confirmed the dog speculation in a blog post titled "Another Pet, Meet Rosey!" In the post, she explains, "Back in November of 2019 I left my home in North Carolina and ended up moving to Nashville, TN. When I arrived I wanted to make the kids feel as comfortable as possible. I thought the best way to do this was to buy a dog." She said she researched breeds on Craigslist and settled on a goldendoodle. "…Now, Rosey is 6 months old and a really hyper puppy. … Rosey is a joy to our family. Even though this was a very fast decision to get a new dog and at a tough time in my life, I'm happy I did!" Jenelle wrote. She did not address David's role in raising the new puppy. She did, however, hint to E! News on Feb. 26 that a reconciliation could be in the cards — "We are going to consider counseling," she said — despite repeatedly denying reports that they were working on their relationship (she told E! earlier in the month that she and David "are not back together" but are "just co-parenting"). A source further told E!, "Jenelle and David are not fully back together and as of now Jenelle still has her Nashville apartment and has it until at least April. They are looking into counseling options to see if they can work things out."
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Fans react after Whitney Houston hologram tour kicks off in England
"An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour" delivered its first show on Feb. 25, and audience members in Sheffield, England, had mixed reactions. As reported by the New York Post, the performance — which features a hologram of the late music star singing hits including "How Will I Know," "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and "I Will Always Love You" backed by live musicians and dancers — delighted some and left others scratching their heads. "[I] can't believe I've just been to see a hologram of Whitney Houston, what a mind f—," one fan tweeted, while another commented, "WOW… So #AnEveningWithWhitney was incredible!" U.K. critic Alun Palmer from The Mirror bashed the tour, writing, "In life, Whitney Houston was exploited by everyone around her. So why should passing to the great beyond make any difference when there is money still to be made?" Others have branded it "garish" and "in poor taste." Though the tour has the full approval of the sole executor of Whitney's estate, sister-in-law Pat Houston, Whitney's famous cousin, singer Dionne Warwick, has publicly trashed it. "I am so annoyed about that. Very annoyed," she told Michael's Mind's Eye in a February interview. "I just spoke to [former Arista head and Whitney mentor] Clive [Davis] yesterday about that, and he's quite angry about it. It just can't happen. It just can't." But is has and it will continue: The tour has 23 more shows scheduled across Britain, Ireland and Europe this spring with plans for more to be added in Mexico and North America.
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Payback! Pete Davidson defends making Ariana Grande jokes in new Netflix comedy special
Pete Davidson's new comedy special, "Alive from New York," debuted on Netflix on Feb. 25. In it, he takes a few shots at former fiancée Ariana Grande — but he also explained why he thinks it's "fair game" to talk about her following their October 2018 split. Ariana name-dropped Pete in her track "thank u, next" and has also spoken about their failed romance in the media. "You know, she has her songs and stuff and this is what I have, OK? All right? That's it, all right?" the "Saturday Night Live" star said on stage, referring to his stand-up career, as reported by TooFab. During his special, Pete said he decided he could talk about the pop star after he heard from a friend "that Ariana said she had no idea who you were and she just dated you as a distraction." He thinks critics should leave him alone. "'How could you do that? Where did she say this stuff? To her friends? In the confidence of her own home?'" Pete said. "No, she said it on the cover of Vogue magazine." In July 2019, Ariana told Vogue that she'd moved to New York City in the spring of 2018 after splitting from rapper Mac Miller, who several months later died of a drug overdose. "My friends were like, 'Come! We're gonna have a fun summer.' And then I met Pete, and it was an amazing distraction. It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn't know him," she said. In his Netflix special, Pete called Ari out for her comments. "Can you imagine if I did that? My career would be over tomorrow. If I spray-painted myself brown and hopped on the cover of Vogue magazine and just started s—ing on my ex?" He said he'd get attacked if he'd said he was having sex with Ariana "'cause I was bored" until "'Fortnite' came out." He noted that Ariana, however, suffered no repercussions. "She won Billboard's Woman of the Year," he added. "And I got called 'Butthole Eyes' by BarStoolSports.com."
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Zoe and Lenny Kravitz meet up for daddy-daughter date during Paris Fashion Week
The Saint Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week was attended by a slew of bold-faced names, from Hailey Bieber, Kit Harington and Ana de Armas to Rami Malek, Charlotte Casiraghi and Brooklyn Beckham. But it was a certain father-daughter duo who really stole the spotlight: rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Zoe Kravitz sat front row to watch Anthony Vaccarello's Fall/Winter 2020-2021 designs hit the runway on Feb. 25 and gave photographers some great pics, including this one. Zoe has modeled for the French brand and is an ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent Beauté — she's also the face of its Black Opium fragrance. Though Lenny has a home in Paris — it's where Zoe wed Karl Glusman in 2019 — he has no official ties to the Saint Laurent brand so it seems he was at the show simply to be a supportive dad.
Prince Harry asks organizers to drop his title at Travalyst event in Scotland
Is this a hint of things to come? After Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan agreed earlier this month that they would stop using the word "royal" as well as the "His/Her Royal Highness" portions of their titles after they officially exit as working senior members of Britain's royal family at the end of March, the Duke of Sussex took things a step further and ditched all of his titles during an event in Scotland on Feb. 26. Before the took the stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, to deliver a speech during a working summit for his Travalyst eco-tourism partnership, as reported by The Daily Mail, host Ayesha Hazarika told the audience from the podium, "He's made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry. So ladies and gentlemen, please give a big, warm, Scottish welcome to Harry." The event marks the first in a final run of official appearances that Harry and Meghan will be making in Britain in the coming weeks.
Ariel Winter goes back to red hair after taping "Modern Family" finale
Four days after wrapping the series finale of "Modern Family," star Ariel Winter hit West Hollywood's Nine Zero One salon on Feb. 25 where her stylist transformed the natural brunette into a redhead. Ariel had teased the switch on Instagram earlier the same day, sharing photos and videos of herself running her hands through her dark locks alongside the caption, "bye bye dark hair 🙂 I don't think I'll miss you :)))." She's previously been a redhead during hiatuses for her hit ABC show, which airs its last episode on April 8.
Mark Wahlberg gives fans TMI on his obsession with his "soft" feet
During a Feb. 26 appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Mark Wahlberg joined his host for a game of "Burning Questions" that quickly turned into an info session all about the hunky movie star's obsession with his feet. It began when Ellen asked Mark, a former Calvin Klein underwear model, what he wears to bed. "A pair of shorts, workout shorts," he said (see the interview on JustJared), adding, "I always keep my socks on." Prodded by Ellen, Mark — who was promoting his new movie "Spenser Confidential," which hits Netflix on March 6 — confirmed that he "always" has socks on. "Except for the shower, or the ocean, everywhere else, you get me with socks," he said. Ellen asked why that was, thinking he hated seeing his feet. Nope. "I don't mind my feet but my feet are like, softer than my 10-year-old daughter's feet. Like, super-soft baby feet. It's just a thing now," he said. Ellen then asked him to fill in the blank: "I feel sexy when…" and he replied, "I have my socks on." Ellen noted it must have been strange for Mark's wife, former model Rhea Durham, when she first learned of his sock thing. "Did she think it was weird?" Ellen asked. Mark replied, "She thought it was ridiculous! But now you know what, everybody's figured out what to get me — I just get socks." Mark wasn't done yet though. When Ellen asked, "Besides your face, what body part do you look at the most in the mirror?" Mark quipped, "Not my feet!" And when she asked him for his best beauty tip, he naturally responded, "Keep your socks on if you want soft feet!"
Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife Georgina Chapman is still dating Adrian Brody
Back in September 2019, Britain's the Sun on Sunday broke the news that nearly two years after ending her marriage to disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein amid his epic sexual misconduct scandal, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman had moved on romantically with Oscar winner Adrien Brody. Now, in the wake of two guilty verdicts in the movie mogul's sexual assault and rape trial in New York City this week, a source close to the British designer has confirmed to Page Six that Georgina and the American actor are still a couple and going strong. "We're told that Brody has been a big source of support to her," Page Six wrote on Feb. 25. Back in September, an insider told the Sun, "Georgina and Adrien obviously initially met through Harvey, but met again properly in April . [Model-photographer] Helena [Christensen] had invited them both to her swimwear launch in Puerto Rico, and they bonded over cocktails against a backdrop of various beautiful beaches." The insider continued, "They stayed in touch when Georgina returned to London and then arranged to go on a few low-key dates. Obviously it's still quite a new thing, but Adrien is smitten and Georgina is the happiest she's been in ages."
"RHOBH" star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave & "OITNB" alum Laura Prepon both welcome new babies
On the morning of Feb. 26, "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and husband Edwin Arroyave confirmed that they'd welcomed their third child together, a daughter. "Guess what, baby girl. You are stuck with us because we are absolutely in love with you. 💕#aboutlastnight," Teddi, who chronicled her labor on her Instagram Stories, captioned a photo with Edwin and their newborn. The couple are also parents to daughter Slate and son Cruz together. Edwin has daughter Isabella from a previous relationship too. … "Orange Is the New Black" alum Laura Prepon also took to Instagram on Feb. 26 to announce that she had given birth to her second child with husband Ben Foster. "Welcoming home our new bundle of love. Overwhelmed with gratitude. ❤️❤️❤️❤️," she captioned a photo of herself holding her newborn, which People magazine has confirmed is a boy. Laura and Ben are also parents to a toddler daughter, Ella.
Find out how much celebs donated to Democratic presidential hopefuls last month
On Feb. 25 ahead of the 10th Democratic presidential candidates' debate in South Carolina, TMZ revealed which Hollywood stars donated to the campaigns of the Democratic POTUS hopefuls in recent months. In January, former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg garnered more than others: He got $2,800 from Jesse Tyler Ferguson and $500 each from Chloe Grace Moretz and "Reno 911!" alum Thomas Lennon (who also donated $3,000 in 2019). According to TMZ, Senator Bernie Sanders in January got $1,500 from "The Big Bang Theory" alum Simon Helberg, $1,500 from Rashida Jones and $100 from Danny DeVito, who also gave Bernie $2,700 in 2019 and appeared in one of his ads. Senator Elizabeth Warren scored $1,000 from Sally Field, $275 from Lily Tomlin, $200 from William Baldwin and $328.56 from Yvette Brown in January plus $2,800 each from Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks in December. Rounding out TMZ's report? The webloid revealed that former vice president Joe Biden scored $340 from Jean Smart and $250 from Josh Gad in January, while Senator Amy Klobuchar got $250 from Sarah Jessica Parker that month.