How they did it

Katy Perry reveals new details about how she and Taylor Swift ended feud

In June, Katy Perry made a surprise cameo in Taylor Swift's "You Need to Calm Down" video — a move that announced to the world that they'd ended their long-running feud once and for all.

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Soon after, both women weighed in on their decision to heal and move on. But now, Katy is revealing brand new details about the timeline of their truce as well as some of the specific conversations and secret meetings — involving cookies and a kitten — that led them to make peace over the last several months.

Katy made the first move in May 2018 when she sent a literal olive branch to Taylor as the former country music star was launching a new tour. "I just thought, you know, she was about to embark on something new and big and needed the support. And truly, as I was finishing [my tour], I realized how much we have in common," Katy explained on "The Kyle & Jackie O Show" on July 16, as reported by JustJared and E! News.

"And maybe there's only five other people in the world that can have the same type of conversations and understand where we're coming from, and that we should celebrate our commonality and our friendship and to be able to be there for each other."

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A lot of time passed before they interacted again, but the seeds of healing had taken root. Katy started "seeing [Taylor] around" during award season earlier this year, she said, and approached her former rival at a party.

"I just went up to her and I was like, 'Hey, you know, it's been a long time, and I think we've grown up a little bit. And I just wanted to say I'm sorry, and that I'm really here for you, and that I love you and, you know, I hope that we can be friends in the future,'" Katy said on the radio show.

That led to them "talking a little bit" and soon they were "trusting each other," Katy revealed. After getting Katy's number, Taylor reached out and they started texting before finally agreeing to meet in person — with one caveat.

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"I said, 'The only way I'm coming to your house is if I can hold your new cat,'" Katy shared, speaking about Benjamin Button, the kitten Taylor adopted after he appeared in her "ME!" music video this spring. "She invited me over to her house, and she made some cookies," Katy explained, "and she actually makes those cookies, and they're actually so delicious. And I brought them home."

Taylor previously revealed in a BBC radio interview that when she saw the cheeseburger outfit Katy wore to Met Gala afterparties in May, "I was like, 'That is amazing.' I was thinking we're going to have this moment [of reconciliation] in the video… and if it's too us wearing normal clothes and hugging, it won't really fit into the video… So I was like [to Katy], 'Can we do a a burger and fries as a metaphor for two people who belong together and people who are a perfect pair?' And she thought it was really funny, and so we did it."

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Katy told "The Kyle & Jackie O" show that she and Taylor hope to be an example to other women. Now, the "American Idol" host explained, "I can trust her and she can trust me. And we'll see each other in the halls of the music industry and not avoid each other and we'll embrace. And I think it's amazing that we have this opportunity to change, and I just hope that other people can learn from it too."

Hair care

James Corden's 'nasty' hygiene confession sparks debate

The amount of times James Corden washes his hair in a year can almost be counted on one hand.

The "The Late Late Show" host revealed during a recent episode that he washes his hair once "every two months."

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James' confession came as he spoke about Los Angeles advising its citizens to cut their showers by four minutes. After relaying the information, James learned that the average shower time is around 10 minutes, something he couldn't grasp.

"I'm in and out [of the shower] in a solid three or four," he said of his own bathing routine.

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Still baffled, James began speaking to his staff about their showering situations. He learned that a few of them are guilty of taking lengthy showers, especially if they have to wash their hair. 

"I'm trying to think of what I'd do in there for 10 minutes," he said. "I use soap, but I don't wash my hair. I wash it every two months. That is a true story."

His staff said he was "dirty" and "nasty."

"I don't think we are nasty," James retorted while defending his short showers. He then joked, "We're trying to protect the planet. You know what, there is no planet B."

Last summer, Hollywood hygiene became a viral discussion after several stars noted they don't shower regularly. In James' defense, he showers… just not for long.

Fatal fire

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's daughter narrowly escapes fatal studio fire

Aimee Osbourne, the daughter of Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, is lucky to be alive after narrowly escaping a deadly fire in a Los Angeles recording studio.

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On Friday, May 20, Sharon posted a a screenshot of a news article that spoke about the fire, which killed one person and injured two others. She then revealed that her eldest daughter escaped the inferno.

"Today my daughter @aro_officialmusic was working in a recording studio at this building with her producer. They are the lucky two that made it out alive," Sharon wrote on Instagram. "It is utterly heartbreaking that someone lost their life today in this fire & we are sending our prayers to this person & their family."

The former "The Talk" co-host then called for a change in fire safety regulations. 

"What happened today was beyond horrific. I really hope moving forward that buildings like this are better regulated for fire safety," she wrote. "This building was a creative hub for music in Hollywood, a space that should have been regulated for fire code. Producers, musicians, mixers & artists also lost all of their equipment. Once again, our prayers go out to the family and friends of the person that lost their life to this senseless fire."

While Aimme made it out of the building on foot, it seems that she was considering jumping out a second story window.

"She asked my husband to catch her so she can jump out of the second floor after he was yelling letting everyone in the building know," one person told Sharon, who then shared the comment on her Instagram Story. "Glad she didn't have to and she was okay." 

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Several cats also perished in the blaze.

Medical move

Doja Cat undergoes tonsil surgery to remove abscess

Doja Cat is recovering after have surgery to remove an abscess from her throat. 

The Grammy winner plans to quit smoking her vape, as well. 

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"dr. just had to cut into my left tonsil. i had an abscess in it. my whole throat is f***** so i might have some bad news for yall coming soon," the "Say So" singer tweeted Thursday, May 19.

Doja has known for a while that her throat was in dire shape, telling her Twitter followers that her tonsils got infected before the Billboard Music Awards on May 15. She "forgot" to take her antibiotics while in Las Vegas for the award show festivities. "Then i drank wine and was vaping all day long," she wrote. 

Soon, Doja noticed a growth on her tonsils, which has since been removed.

The singer went into fairly graphic and gross detail about the surgery, noting, "I cried and it hurt a lot but I'm ok."

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Doja now says she's planning to have her tonsils removed "very soon." She also added, "I'm quitting the vape for a while and hopefully i don't crave it anymore after that."

Considering what she's been through, Doja said she's "too scared" to vape. 

"My throat hurts so bad," she said. "i cried for hours. its not worth it."

Interestingly, even though she plans to quit vaping, she doesn't want to toss the vape pen.

"Throwing them away just instills panic. I'm addicted but I'm not weak," she said. "I was literally staring at my vape today that normally i'd hit a thousand times a day and hit it two times instead. I'ma try to go cold turkey for now but hopefully my brain doesn't need it at all by then."

"Also what makes yall think i cant go buy a 50 pack right now? Its not about throwing them away its about not needing them," she continued. "Right now I NEED THEM. I don't WANT them rn because im in pain. But my brain is addicted to it."

Ab city

'Ripped' Brie Larson stuns Instagram with six-pack abs

Brie Larson is making the Internet sit up!

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The Marvel star set social media ablaze on Wednesday, May 18, after posting a series of photos with an incredibly fit stomach. The images even caught the attention of several famous friends. 

"If you taught an abs masterclass. I would take it!!!!," Kerry Washington commented. Samuel L. Jackson added, "Aberoni," a slang term for someone who always has your back.

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The actress' photos were apparently posted while she waited to head out for a meal with her beau, film director Elijah Allan-Blitz.

"A must: pre-dinner photos while waiting for your partner to finish getting ready!," she captioned the snaps.

Immediately, fans were stunned at Brie's flat, toned stomach. 

"Ripped city," one person said. Users told Brie she was "stunning" and "fire" and a host of other adjectives. Many users commented with some variation of "those abs."

In a comical response, one of Brie's 7 million Instagram followers joked that the Oscar winner might get thrown out of the restaurant for "bringing your own six-pack."

The fact that Brie has an incredibly enviable body isn't news to many of her fans, as she often posts workout videos to Instagram. Over the past several months, Brie has posted videos of her strength training, calisthenics and rowing.

On May 16, she even tried a pole dancing workout. 

"Made an im-POLE-sive decision to try a new workout class," she captioned several photos.

It's all every Marvel-ous.

Sad face

Courteney Cox hilariously falls victim to viral crying filter prank

Why so sad, Courteney Cox?

The actress became the latest person to fall victim to the harmless, but hilarious social media filter that makes people appear as though they're crying. Since the filter was released just weeks ago, it's been used on several unsuspecting "victims," and the results are all funny.

In Courteney's case, a friend filmed her doing a variety of things on Thursday, from working out to putting on shoes. While the "Friends" actress seemed to know she was being filmed, she apparently didn't realize the friend was recording with the cry-filter, making Courteney look overly emotional at every turn.

At the end of the video, the friend told Courteney to look at the screen. Upon seeing herself looking incredibly tearful, she exclaimed, "What the f***!"

Taking the joke in stride, Courteney posted the video, writing, "This joke is not funny." Courteney's 12 million Instagram followers, though, thought it was hilarious.

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Diane Keaton commented with several laugh-crying emojis. Tobey Maguire's ex-wife, Jennifer Meyer, wrote, "I'm dying!!!!!!!!" alongside four laugh-crying emojis. Michelle Pfeiffer called the filter "terrifying" and laughed, "OMG. I thought this was real."

Other followers said they've fallen victim to the crying filter, too. "My girlfriend did this to me the other day and it's the effin funniest thing ever!!!," one person said. Another said, "That's how I felt when my daughter did this to me."

To little surprise, several fans tied the sad face into her character on "Friends," Monica Gellar.

"Monica after breaking up with Richard," one person commented. Another said, "It's like when monica couldn't find any thing to clean up in her apartment."

Fire

Cigarette butt to blame for massive fire at 'General Hospital' star Kelly Monaco's house

Kelly Monaco is picking up the pieces of her home after it went up in flames last week due to a stray cigarette butt.

Last week, the "General Hospital" star was woken up by a fire in her front yard, with flames touching the windows of the home. She got out before the fire engulfed the house. 

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TMZ reported that the damage is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, noting the home won't be livable for a while. It is not a total loss.

After an investigation, it was determined that a lit cigarette butt had been tossed on an empty lot next to Kelly's home. Security footage even showed the fire spreading. 

It is not believed that the fire was started intentionally.

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"Something as little as a cigarette butt can cause casualties and devastation," she told TMZ afterward. She had a similar take when sharing the security footage of the fire spreading.

"This is how it started. Isn't this crazy?" she said in the background. 

Kelly, 45, is primarily known for her nearly two-decade run as Sam McCall on "General Hospital."  She was also the first celebrity winner of "Dancing With The Stars" back in 2005. 

Social gal

Carmen Electra, 50, makes a big social media move

Carmen Electra is going social for her fans. 

The still-stunning '90s sex symbol has joined OnlyFans, the subscription-based social media site known primarily for its racy content.

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"It was like a no-brainer" to join the site, she told People magazine. "I just felt like, 'Yeah, I need to do this.' I, for once, have this opportunity to be my own boss and have my own creative vision to share with my fans without someone standing over me, telling me, 'Don't do this, don't do that. Cover up this.'"

The former "Singled Out" host plans to post fun, harmless content to the site, but she won't shy away from "more sexy, classy pictures and videos." OnlyFans, she says, allows her to be "a little bit more intimate" with her fans than other social media sites. 

"People are going to do what they want to do anyway with your photos, you might as well be in control of them and follow what you feel like doing inside," she said, noting that she won't censor herself if she doesn't want to.

Just last month, Carmen sent the Internet ablaze after sharing a a sultry snap in a tangerine two-bikini on her 50th birthday. Fans immediately commented with awe, calling Carmen a "queen," "beauty" and "tangerine dream." 

Concert situation

Halsey stops concert to scold fans: 'Act like people!'

Halsey stopped a Florida concert in mid-song to scold fans for their behavior.

Video shows that Halsey was about 30 minutes into her set, singing "You Should Be Sad," when she told her band to stop. The crowd initially screamed but was soon confused about the abrupt, unexplained stoppage. 

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After a moment without explanation, Halsey looked out into the crowd at iThink Financial Ampitheater in West Palm Beach and launched into a bit of a tirade.

"I didn't think I was going to have to do that until a couple days into the tour, dammit," she said, without giving context to her rant. 

She then implied that something was happening in the crowd that she didn't care for. 

"While I have you I just want to make a statement … make a reminder, you know.  I know we've been locked inside for a long time and forgot how to act like f****** people," she said in the video obtained by TMZ. "But, everybody is here because they love the same thing you do so treat them with compassion, community."

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She added, "All of us are here because we love the same thing, hate the same thing. Because your girlfriend dragged you here, that's fine too. You love your girlfriend. I love your girlfriend. Let's talk about that later in the set. Let's try that one more time."

Halsey then began the song from the beginning. 

Mouth mayhem

Selma Blair used to bite celebrities — one even punched her for it!

In her new memoir, Selma Blair really sinks her teeth into her past. 

The actress revealed she used to bite celebrities because she was nervous. In fact, the "Cruel Intentions" actress recounted a mouthy meeting with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane at a Las Vegas nightclub in 2004. 

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"I was starstruck," she wrote in Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up. "What do I do in public situations where I admire someone, but feel as if I don't bring anything to the party? I bit him on the hand. 'Whoa!' he yelled. 'That really hurt.' It wasn't a disaster; I didn't break skin. But I soon hated myself."

A similar situation happened two years later when Selma introduced herself to Sienna Miller at a Los Angeles hotel.

"I couldn't begrudge her for any part she was winning over me," she wrote. "So, I grabbed her arm and bit it, playfully, as if it were an apple. Even as I held her forearm in my mouth I was aghast at myself. I thought, What have I gotten myself into? Or her? This is horrible behavior."

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Sienna took the moment in stride, screaming, "Opa." However confused, the actress-model had to confirm that it happened, telling Selma, "You bit me, didn't you? You really did."

Still, the "Live By Night" star didn't "shame" Selma over the incident 

"For this, in my book, she will forever be the belle of the ball," Selma wrote. 

Selma's chompers also got her into trouble with Kate Moss, who didn't exactly like being bitten. Selma said the two women were pleasantly hanging out in a hotel suite in London and even took Polaroids together. It was then that Selma decided to revert to her old ways, and she bit the supermodel's finger.  

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"And because she laughed, I did it again," Selma wrote. "The second time, she did not laugh and exclaimed, 'That really f–king hurt!'" Taking matters into her own hands, Kate then punched Selma in the back, grabbed the "Legally Blonde" star's thumb "and crunched right into it."

"This was the first time I had any inkling of how much I might hurt people when I bit them," Selma confessed. "Immediately, I transformed into a shamed nursery school kid. 'Oh my gosh,' I whispered, 'I am so sorry.'"