Pop star love

Justin Bieber admires Cody Simpson's body, wants to double date with Miley Cyrus

Justin Bieber took to Instagram to compliment Australian pop star Cody Simpson's athletic physique, and he used a John Mayer lyric to do it.

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After seeing a shirtless photo of Cody, who swims competitively, wearing body-hugging swim gear in a pic shared on Cody's Instagram account on Oct. 7, Justin wrote in the comments, "Ur body is a wonderland."

As seen in a post captured by the "Comments by Celebs" Instagram account, the Canadian singer followed that up with another note — "Double date?" — to which Cody responded, "text me."

Justin celebrated his marriage to Hailey Baldwin with a second wedding in September, and Cody has been dating pop star Miley Cyrus since early October.

Cody opened for Justin on tour several years ago and the two used to share a manager in Scooter Braun.

Miley — who split from husband Liam Hemsworth in August and ended a brief romance with "The Hills: New Beginnings" star Kaitlynn Carter in September — has been documenting her relationship with Cody on social media in recent days.

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Earlier this week, she shared video of Cody — whom she called her "bf" — visiting her in the hospital, where she was being treated for tonsillitis. He serenaded Miley with a song called "Golden Thing," which he wrote for her.

In the early morning hours of Oct. 10, Miley and Cody both took to Instagram to post selfies snapped in a bathroom mirror, confirming that she was out of the hospital.

"She made it home," Miley captioned her Instagram Story post, which was captured by a fan, adding, "Recovering from surgery send all the vibe$."

Cody posted a selfie from the same location on his own Instagram Story.

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Now we just hope this double date gets documented on social media.

Unrest video

Farrah Abraham takes credit for getting 20 L.A. looters arrested

Former "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham says she's "thankful" to herself for allegedly getting several Los Angeles looters locked up.

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On Monday night, the controversial reality TV star posted a video from a building across the street from a boarded up CVS store getting ransacked by looters. In the video, Farrah can he heard yelling at the people coming in an out of the store while filming them with her phone.

Toward the end of the video, police are seen responding.

"I'm thankful I use my voice for justice, I call police, I record and turn into police & with over 20 people in jail & 3 cars turned in," she captioned the video. "I'm blessed there's people like me on this earth who care for store owners, working people! Safety!"

"In one nation with liberty and justice for all! Lives matter, so stop turning death into stealing , criminal distractions and start caring for your life & others who wrongfully die each day!" she said. "Be a hero not about petty crime, not about cyber crime, not about hurting innocent people! STOP IT NOW ! I pray one day our children never have to deal with this!"

During the video, Farrah shouts, among other things, "Get out of CVS, you criminal!" 

The looting comes amid coast-to-coast demonstrations following the death of George Floyd, who was killed while being restrained by Minneapolis police. A video showed a white police officer kneeling on George's neck while two others also held him down (another officer stood by and watched).

The killing has sparked unrest throughout the country with protesters demanding police reform. 

It's complicated

Justin Hartley's new girlfriend was reportedly 'close friends' with his ex

While many are just discovering who Sofia Pernas is after pictures of her kissing Justin Hartley surfaced last week, the actor has long known about her — she's supposedly good friends with his soon-to-be ex-wife.

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A source tells The Sun that Sofia and Chrishell Stause, who married Justin in 2017 after three years of dating, were "close friends for years" after meeting on the set of "The Young and the Restless" in 2016.

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In fact, The Sun notes that the women often communicated on social media, "liking" and commenting on each other's pictures. The last correspondence took place in February when Chrishell liked a photo of Sofia working out in Thailand with a sword. 

Justin even appeared on Sofia's Instagram page in 2016.

Over the past week, multiple outlets have quoted sources stating that the "This Is Us" star and Sofia are dating, confirmation which comes after they were seen kissing on May 29 while she dropped him off outside the Southern California Orthopedic Institute.

Justin and Chrishell's divorce was rather shocking, as the duo seemed happy and had been seen together at a Golden Globes party just one week prior. Just one day before the filing, Chrishell, who stars on the Netflix show "Selling Sunset," was wearing her ring.

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In his Nov. 22 filing, Justin listed their separation date as July 8, 2019. In Chrishell's official response, she listed their separation date as Nov. 22, essentially saying they split the moment he filed, not months before as he indicated.

It's believed that the separation date squabble has to do with money. In December 2019, TMZ wrote, "the tea leaves point to some sort of [financial] deal Justin may have and [Chrishell] believes he just doesn't want her to get a piece."

During a scene on "Selling Sunset" last month, Chrishell indicated that she was blindsided by the divorce filing.

Past behavior

Lea Michele's old 'Glee' castmates call out her on-set behavior in response to Black Lives Matter tweet

On June 1, Lea Michele took to Twitter to join the ranks of dozens of stars sharing their outrage over George Floyd's treatment and death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25. But her words struck a false chord for several of her old "Glee" co-stars.

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"George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter," tweeted Lea, who played Rachel Berry on "Glee" for all six seasons and earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her performance.

Actress Samantha Marie Ware, who appeared on 11 episodes during season 6 of the hit FOX show and has since been on "What/If," "NCIS: New Orleans" and "Margot vs. Lily," replied with a tweet of her own that took issue with Lea weighing in on how people treat each other.

"LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET," Samantha wrote in all caps. "I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD 'S— IN MY WIG!' AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD…"

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"Community" star Yvette Nicole Brown responded to Sammie's tweet, "I felt every one of those capital letters." After seeing that comment, "Glee" actor Alex Newell — who first appeared on the show during season 4 and more recently appeared on "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" — added "Felt like claps!!" then posted some GIFs supporting Sammie as well as the message, "I'm gonna say this one time… when my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it… that's what friendship is… and if you can't understand that then you're part of the problem… and that's on PERIODT! And I mean that for both sides of this coin!"

Longtime "Glee" star Amber Riley, who played Mercedes Jones, also waded in, though she stuck to GIFs, posting one of herself raising her hand as if she had something to add to the conversation, followed by another of herself sipping some tea. The implication was clear.

Actor-musician Dabier, who appeared on an episode of "Glee" in 2014, called Lea out by name in another all-caps tweet. "GIRL YOU WOULDNT LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE 'I DIDNT BELONG THERE' F— YOU LEA," he wrote.

They're not the first "Glee" stars to weigh in on Lea's alleged on-set behavior. In her 2016 memoir "Sorry Not Sorry," actress Naya Rivera — who played cheerleader Santana Lopez on the show — opened up about their roller coaster working relationship.   

"One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up. We are both strong willed and competitive — not just with each other but with everyone — and that's not a good mixture," Naya wrote, as reported by E! News. "As the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel — erm, I mean Lea — didn't like sharing the spotlight."

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Naya continued, "On top of that, she had a hard time separating work from our outside friendship, whereas it was a lot easier for me. I'm not offended when people offer feedback or criticism, and if things get heated on set, I try to keep perspective. We're all stressed, yes, but we're all working toward the same goal, so laugh it off and keep it movin'. Lea was a lot more sensitive, though, and it seemed like she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong."

According to Naya, "If I'd complained about anyone or anything, she'd assumed I was b—-ing about her. Soon, she started to ignore me, and eventually it got to the point where she didn't say a word to me for all of season 6. Lea and I definitely weren't the best of friends, and I doubt we'll ever sit on her couch and eat kale together again, but the rumors of our 'feud' were blown out of proportion."

launch time

Kim Zolciak blasted for launching swimsuit line amid protests

Kim Zolciak-Biermann had always planned to launch her new swimsuit line on June 1, and nothing — not even a nation in unrest — could stop her.

Naturally, social media users dragged her for it.

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Midday on June 1, the "Don't Be Tardy" star posted an Instagram video of two young women modeling her new Salty K swimsuits. In her accompanying caption, the reality TV star fawned over the look and the fabric of the swimsuits. 

"So many swimsuits will be coming your way this summer!!" she wrote, her excitement easily conveyed.

Many of her 3.1 million Instagram followers were not as joyous, calling the launch "tone deaf" while citing the coast-to-coast protests following the death of George Floyd

"Love you but maybe postpone the launch… look around," one person said. "Right now is not best time to self promote."

Another shouted that it's "not the time."

"Are you kidding me? Read the room, Kim," one critic said.

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While some of the online haters blasted her for the youthful appearances of her swimsuit models, most of the critical comments were tied to the nation's unrest.

"Who is in charge of your brand marketing? They should be fired bc NOW IS NOT THE TIME. Tone deaf," one person decried.  

Although Kim made no mention of the protests in the swimsuit posts, she did side with the Black Lives Matter movement in her Instagram Stories earlier in the day, saying all her companies "stand in solidarity with the black community against systemic racism and oppression experienced everyday in America."

She added, "If you don't believe that #blacklivesmatter we ask you to please take your business elsewhere."  

social network

Fans worry Armie Hammer is having a 'breakdown' after bizarre social media activity

Armie Hammer's social media fun has some of his fans worried.

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Over the weekend, the "Call Me By Your Name" star posted a shirtless video in which he can be seen chugging a beer during a round of golf. Armie — sporting a shaved head — then hits the ball before militantly walking out of frame. He kept silent throughout the video — aside from a belch.

"When the world is ending but you already have come to terms with the fact that this current time is ruled by chaos…" he captioned the clip.

While many of his 1.4 million Instagram followers chuckled at the video, others questioned his mental health.

"Is this a breakdown armie?" one fan asked. Others asked if he was okay.

"I am seriously worried about you armie," another person commented.

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The actor has been self-isolating in the Caribbean with his family for several months now — which wasn't planned. 

"We're currently quarantined in Grand Cayman, which wasn't planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for nyc for previews of @minutesbway," Armie's wife, Elizabeth Chambers, said on social media on April 16. "Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family."

One day before Elizabeth's message, Armie showed off his new punk-rock haircut on Instagram. "Killing the game," he captioned a mirror selfie showing off his hairstyle. Before debuting the haircut, Armie also posted a picture of his hair on the floor while holding trimmers. "I'm fine," he said.

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Fans also felt concerned after a recent post on his Instagram Story: Armie shared a photo of his breakfast, which consisted of beer and mac and cheese balls. 

"Day 1384 of the 'Tine: Cracked a beer, put on a Kaftan and fried up some Mac n cheese balls at 9:30 in the morning," he captioned the photo, adding, "What are you gonna do about it?"

Lawsuit

Rapper planning to sue U.S. Marshal over leaked arrest pic

Rapper Kodak Black is planning to file a lawsuit against the United States Marshals Service for allegedly leaking a photo of him under arrest inside the Miami Dade Police Department last year.

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In May 2019, the rapper was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival after allegedly trying to buy firearms twice with falsified gun applications. A local police officer snapped a photo of a handcuffed Kodak after he was taken into custody. The picture was then sent to a U.S. Marshal.

According to TMZ, Kodak's attorney initially assumed a Miami police officer leaked the image to the media. However, an internal investigation determined that it was likely a Marshal who disseminated the picture.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the Miami officer who was with the rapper all day says U.S. Marshal Chief called and instructed him to snap a photo of Kodak while he was cuffed. The officer did as told and sent the picture to the high-ranking official.

Kodak's attorney said the image served no law enforcement purpose. The attorney adds that the photo was released without Kodak's permission and for personal gain.

Change plea

Lori Loughlin's daughter: 'Use white privilege' to stop racism

Lori Loughlin's daughter is decrying all forms of racism while acknowledging that she's never really faced it as she was "born into privilege."

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While protests following the death of George Floyd raged throughout the country, Olivia Jade made an impassioned plea for change on Instagram on Sunday, even claiming that "white privilege" can actually be used for good.

"Need to understand that just 'not being racist is not enough' if you hear people saying disrespectful things, correct them," the 20-year-old beauty wrote. 

Olivia told her 1.3 million followers to act when hearing racial epithets or jokes being made.

"Don't sit there & allow this to continue happening. And if someone says something like 'no one is around that [takes] offense' or 'it's a joke' it should offend ALL of us … speak because it's outright wrong and disgusting that humans talk/treat … other humans THE way we've seen," she argued. "Explain how it's not funny at all. … how actually ignorant it sounds. How uneducated you sound when u are undermining [what] black people have had to deal with for generations. Speak up!!!"

Olivia demanded that change happen now and "forever," adding that she was somewhat uneducated on the racist divisions that still occur in America.

"As a person who is born into privilege based on my skin color & financial situation I was not always aware that these issues were still so present. And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me," she said. "I'm not racist and I never have been but I need to speak up about this because just not being racist isn't enough. It out rages me. It makes me feel sick. It brings me to tears. THERE SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS."

She added, "We need to support and stand up and speak and USE OUR WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS. We need to stop complaining about the smallest things because the black community are fearful of dying and being oppressed every single day just on the way they look and how they were born. Time to step up and keep making noise because this cannot continue to happen. It's disgusting."

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Olivia found herself in the headlines over the past year due to her parents' involvement in the college admissions scandal, to which they've pleaded guilty. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to get Olivia and her sister Bella into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits despite neither girl participating in the sport. At the time, many pundits argued that it was an example of blatant white privilege.

Lori and Mossimo will be formally sentenced this summer.

Birthday time

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood celebrates twin daughters' 4th birthday as he turns 73

It's been a happy few days for Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, wife Sally and their twins.

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On May 30, the couple celebrated Alice and Gracie's 4th birthday. And on June 1, they marked Ronnie's 73rd birthday.

Sally, 42, and Ronnie — who has four other kids from two previous marriages, plus six grandchildren — shared some rare photos of their daughters on social media to mark the twins' birthday during COVID-19 lockdown.

"Happy 4th birthday to my beautiful Alice and Gracie! 🎉🎁🎂🎈❤️," Ronnie captioned an Instagram photo of the twins laughing while seated on a garden bench and wearing striped shirts with the number 4 on them. Sally, a producer, shared the same photo on her Instagram page along with pics of the twins on their previous birthdays, captioning her slideshow, "HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY ALICE & GRACIE! 🎂💕🍰🎂💕💋💕🧁🌈💕🎂🍰☀️☀️💓💓💕💋🌈You are our world ~ love love love xxxx @ronniewood 💕💕💕 Thank you for all your lovely messages ~ you're all so kind and melt my heart xx 💋."

Sally posted plenty of other festive photos on her account, including one showing the girls' $18 birthday cakes, which she purchased at Costco. "Hurry up tomorrow's birthdays ~ we've (I've) got 2 @costco cakes to eat. Possibly the best cakes in the world! May have bought them for myself 🤣🤣 💋 #damnthaticing #cannotwait #cake #delicious #sameaslastyear," she captioned the pic of the confections — one vanilla cake decorated with a rainbow and the other covered in chocolate frosting and sugary balloons.

Sally also shared a photo revealing that the twins — who dressed up in matching "Frozen II" character dresses on their big day — were gifted with matching Disney Princess bicycles and helmets as well as pink mylar balloons in the shape of the number 4.

So how did they spend the girls' special day? With a birthday outing: The family visited the grounds of Ashridge House, a former royal residence located about 20 miles outside of London. "How wonderful to be able to go round the glorious @ashridgehouse (aka Elsa & Anna's castle) on the twins birthday 🎂 Thank you so much @nataliehalliwelljennings for making it possible, we loved it 💕," Sally captioned the slideshow, adding, "This is also one of @ronniewoods's favourite places to paint, so a double whammy of joy!"

Sally marked Ronnie's birthday with a pic of them celebrating his big day last year. "Happppppy Biiiiiirthday to the one and only @ronniewood ~ we all love you so much ~ you're simply brilliant xxx 💕💕💕💕🎂🧁🍰💓🌈💕💋💋🎂💕 (throw back cake pic to last year when you could have a party) xx 💕💕," she captioned the shot of them with his cake. She also posted a video on her Instagram stories showing them embracing.

The rocker himself took to Instagram too — to blow kisses in thanks for all the birthday love.

"Thank you for all your lovely birthday messages, I really appreciate them!" Ronnie says in the clip he posted on June 1. "Sending out big love to everyone."

Lawsuit threat

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West threaten ex-bodyguard with lawsuit after he talks about Kanye's behavior

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West want a former bodyguard to zip it.

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According to a June 1 report from TMZ, the reality TV star and the rapper have threatened to sue Steve Stanulis for more than $10 million if he talks about working with them again.

The pair sent the former bodyguard — a retired police officer and onetime Chippendales dancer who's now an actor-director (he recently worked on the Tara Reid movie "5th Borough," which comes out June 3) — a cease-and-desist letter after he appeared on the "Hollywood Raw" podcast in May and shared old stories about his time with Kanye.

On the podcast, Steve talked about the music artist and fashion designer's "ridiculous rules" for employees, like having bodyguards stay 10 steps behind the rapper while walking down a city street. He described Kanye as extremely stubborn, claiming, "you can't talk to the guy," and said the rapper also "got mad at me for being in his shot" when photographers were snapping photos of him outside a studio space in New York City.

While Steve described Kanye as "the hardest worker," he also said the rapper was "the neediest celebrity," "the most moody" and "the worst tipper" at restaurants, Insider reported.

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Steve — who's previously worked for stars like Leonardo DiCaprio (aka "the nicest celebrity") and Tobey Maguire (aka "the kindest") — also recounted a story about how Kanye walked into the wrong hotel room at the Waldorf-Astoria while "intoxicated." A standoff situation followed, according to Steve, as a "confused" Kanye tried to figure out where he was and the Italian dignitary who was staying in the room tried to understand why a random man was in his space.

"We don't have to be best friends," Steve said of Kim's husband. "But if I'm there to protect you — if something happens and in some sort of way, I get hurt, or you're expecting me to do something like jump in front of you — you've got to have some level of respect."

According to Kimye, Steve made "false and defamatory" statements during the podcast — though they don't specify which ones are wrong — and violated a confidentiality agreement they signed in February 2016. TMZ further reports that the couple previously threatened to sue Steve in May 2016 and that time also demanded a public apology.

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Steve's publicist, however, insisted that the bodyguard-turned-actor has done nothing wrong. "…No breach of any confidentiality agreement was done. My client went on a podcast to promote his new film, and old stories that were already out there were brought up," rep Zack Teperman told TMZ. "For Kanye and Kim's counsel to send out a threatening letter to bully my client against his rights is unwarranted. My client has already made it clear that he respects Kanye, their time working together."

The rep added, "If Kanye and Kim wish to continue this further, that is up to them, but I think their time and money would be better suited helping out with more pressing matters in our society than what happened many years ago."