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."

Conservatorship drama

Britney Spears, attorney officially file to remove dad from conservatorship

Britney Spears' new attorney, legal bulldog Mathew Rosengart, has filed a motion in court to officially remove her father as her conservator.

The court filing comes as no surprise, as the former prosecutor had already said his goal is to get a new conservator for Britney's estate. Via the paperwork, Britney said she wants Jason Rubin to be named her estate conservator, calling it an "objectively intelligent preference to nominate a highly qualified, professional fiduciary in this circumstance."

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"This petition is being filed concurrently with a petition for removal of current conservator of the estate, James Spears," the motion read.

Britney and her attorney argued Jamie Spears has essentially terrorized the pop star over the course of the 13-year conservatorship. The documents say that father and daughter have a "venomous" relationship that's "traumatizing, insane and depressing."

"It impairs Ms. Spears's mental health, her well-being, and her ability to pursue and continue with her extraordinary career," the docs allege, while also claiming Jamie is ill-equipped to even handle Britney's business affairs.

The documents do subtly acknowledge that it might have been necessary for Jamie to take over the reins of Britney's life back in 2008, but he's since overstepped, the filing intimates. 

"Since receiving professional medical care at the outset of this conservatorship over thirteen years ago, Ms. Spears is clearly in a different place now, and she has been for many years," the filing says. "The entire world has witnessed Ms. Spears working tirelessly — with astonishing dedication, precision, and excellence — as a musical artist and performer, an exceptional earner for Mr. Spears (and others) who had a financial interest in making sure she would continue to work and perform."

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The documents, according to TMZ, also laid out how much Jamie has personally collected while steering Britney's career. Jamie apparently gets $16,000 a month plus $2,000 a month for office expenses. Additionally, he got 1.5 percent of the gross from Britney's massively successful Las Vegas residency show. (It's estimated that he pocketed more than $2 million.) It's also believed that he got about $500,000 from Britneys' 2011 Femme Fatale tour.

Britney's lawyer even included a quote from Forbes that says Britney's net worth is "shockingly low" given much her tours have raked in over the decades. Jamie, the lawyer says, is the reason for that.

Plane problems

Scott Disick reportedly did the most bougie thing ever

A small New York restaurant apparently couldn't keep up with Scott Disick's expensive transportation requests, and the reality TV star's scheduled appearance there was scrapped.

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Page Six reported that the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star was scheduled to appear at Gaffney's in Saratoga Springs, New York, on July 23. The day before the hosting gig, Scott supposedly called the restaurant and asked if they had a "spare plane" that could pick him up from the Hamptons and take him upstate.

The restaurant didn't have either a plane or a spare plane, but it began looking into getting a jet for Scott. However, Scott's team called shortly after and said they had arranged their own transportation. But, the drama was only starting.

According to the report, Scott's team called the restaurant on the day of the event and said they needed a helicopter to take the dad-of-three 150 miles to the upstate New York spot. Again, the restaurant looked into a chopper. Soon after, Scott's team said they'd made their own arrangements. As if that weren't enough, the team called yet again and said the helicopter had fallen through and Scott would no longer make the advertised party.

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Coincidentally, the July 23 event was actually a makeup date from the week prior, one that Scott canceled. 

Due to Scott's no-show, Gaffney's apparently had to refund a multitude of table reservations which were sold with the understanding that the 38-year-old would be there. Page Six says the restaurant is considering legal action against Scott to recoup losses.

rocker marriage

Mick Jagger's son marries Swiss socialite

Mick Jagger has a new daughter-in-law.

Over the weekend, Gabriel Jagger, Mick's 23-year-old son, married Swiss socialite Anouk Winzenried in London, according to reports.

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The affair was said to be very private, but it was attended by several family members, including  Gabriel's mother Jerry Hall and her media mogul husband Rupert Murdoch, who hosted the wedding at $13 million mansion, the Daily Mail said.

A photo from the nuptials shows Anouk wearing an off-white dress with spaghetti straps. Gabriel, who launched his digital magazine WhyNow last year,  wore a blue suit and a light-pink tie.

The wedding was a long time coming for the couple, as they were forced to postpone it twice due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gabriel and Anouk, who met on the island of Mustique while she worked there, initially announced their engagement in January 2020.

Gabriel is Mick's youngest child with Jerry. Overall, the Rolling Stones frontman is a father of eight.

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The wedding came just a week after reports claimed that Mick's 49-year-old daughter Jade, who he shares with first wife Bianca Jagger, had split with her husband of nine years, Adrian Fillary.

Wedding awaits

Tarek El Moussa, Heather Rae Young celebrate engagement anniversary

Tarek El Moussa and Heather Rae Young's life plan changed exactly one year ago, as it was the day that she said "yes."

On July 25, the couple celebrated the one-year anniversary of their engagement. 

"One year ago today I made the best decision of my life by saying yes to spending forever with the most special man," she wrote on Instagram while sharing images from that day. "I remember when he proposed… in that moment everything melted away and I was just staring at my forever person, fully in tears thinking how lucky I was that I got to spend the rest of my life with him."

The couple met while boating with mutual friends on the 4th of July in 2019. They were quickly joined at the hip, and they were living together just four days after their first date. Their happiness has obviously continued.

"Thank you to the man who has put a smile on my face every single day," she continued in the post. "You have shown me what true love and family are all about. I fall more and more in love with you as I watch how amazing of a dad you are with the babies, how hard you work, and how you put family and your loved ones first in your life. You're my best friend, my person, and my rock. Happy 1 year of being engaged baby! Cheers to a lifetime of You & Me."

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The "Flip or Flop" star shared Heather's post on his Instagram Story on July 26. For his part, Tarek isn't shy when it comes to gushing about the "Selling Sunset" star.

"You just can't predict what's going to happen. One moment you are sitting there and the next your life is completely different. The second I saw @heatherraeyoung I knew my life would never be the same. She's not only become my best friend but she's also incredible to Tay and Bray," he said on Instagram, referring to the two children he shares with ex Christina Haack.

On her birthday last year, Tarek wrote, "What can I say about this girl! She's my best friend In the world and I wake up every day feeling like the luckiest man alive. We started living together weeks after meeting. No one knew what to expect but she has completely changed our lives. My kids are obsessed with her and for good reason. She takes amazing care of them and shows them so much love."

"We love you so much and we can't wait to make it official!!!…Mrs. El Moussa," he continued. "Thank you for being the person you are. I love you to the moon and back."

The wedding awaits!

Image issues

Iggy Azalea vows to stop sharing images of her son after clothing criticism

Iggy Azalea's inner mama bear has come out. 

Amid social media criticism about an outfit her 1-year-old son, Onyx, wore last week, the rapper has vowed to stop publicly posting photos of her tot. 

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"I've decided I won't be posting about onyx or sharing images online anymore," she tweeted. "Y'all not about to be out here playing with my baby on my watch, nope!"

The tweet and the decision seems to stem from several trolls who ripped the boy's dinosaur outfit. Last week, Iggy shared an photo of Onyx crawling on the floor in a green dinosaur costume. "His outfit of choice today," she captioned the image.

After one person ripped Iggy and her baby, the Australian-born rapper said, "Imagine being so miserable that you bully a one year old child for picking his own outfit. Y'all so corny and bored and it's really a d*mn shame."

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A few haters claimed that the boy's father, rapper Playboi Carti, would never let Onyx dress this way. Iggy thinks the hate comes down to her belief that Carti's fans don't liked her and maybe never have.

"My child is not a sub-brand for his fathers fans to obsess over or clown on because the reality is that y'all don't like his mom so you think it's cute to be rude about a baby and what funny stuff he wears. Know that I will smack you in person, and so will his dad," Iggy responded to one fan who said there isn't "really any ill intent" with the online trolling.

In another tweet, Iggy said, "In another I don't play about my baby. At ALLLLLLL."

Official at last

Palace finally adds Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan's daughter Lilibet to royal line of succession: Update

Nearly two months after Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan welcomed their second child, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, "Lili," as her parents call her, had not been added to the official royal line of succession on the royal family's official website. In fact, as of July 25, her name did not appear anywhere on the website.

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Lili's birth on June 4 technically puts her at No. 8 in line for the throne, just behind her brother, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and just ahead of Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. But as of the 25th — more than seven weeks after her birth — the palace website still listed Andrew — who was forced to step back from official duties in late 2019 because of a scandal concerning his ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein — at No. 8.

On July 26, an update was finally made to Royal.uk — three days after the glaring omission was pointed out by royals reporters, according to MailOnline, which credited Harper' Bazaar royals editor Omid Scobie with tweeting the news first. "The line of succession on the @RoyalFamily website has just been updated to include the Sussexes' second child: Miss Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor, who is eighth in line to the throne. She was born on June 4," he wrote.

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As TMZ points out, Archie's name was added to the official list 15 days after his birth in 2019. Prince William and Duchess Kate's third son, Prince Louis, appeared on the list at No. 5 (just after his big sister, Princess Charlotte, and before his uncle, Prince Harry) within 12 days of his birth in 2018.

Lili doesn't appear in Meghan or Harry's bios in the royal family website's "about" section, either. (Archie is mentioned only in Meghan's section — this was still the case hours after the line of succession was updated.)

A rep for Buckingham Palace explained Lili's absence to the Mirror only by saying the site "is updated periodically."

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ITV Royal Editor Chris Ship, however, thinks the palace could be "making a point" with their delay in adding Lili's name, given Harry's increasingly tense relationship with his family.

"You have got to ask what has taken them so long," the veteran royal watcher said on the latest edition of the Royal Rota podcast.

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"All they have got to do is hit the paragraph button and put in a different number. They must have done it before. They did it for Archie. Clearly they did it for Louis when he was born. And they have done it for some of the other children like August that have been born as well. So where's Lilibet? I can forgive them a week or two but a month? …. Is it them saying, 'We will get around to it when ready?' It does feel like to me, maybe, they are making a point."

That "point," we assume, would be tied to the royal family's response to assertions Harry made in his bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey earlier this year, where the prince said a member of the family made problematic comments about how dark his son's skin would be, since Meghan is bi-racial. Harry also alleged his family refused to let Meghan seek help when she she was suffering from severe depression.

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He has since announced plans to release a memoir in 2022.

According to the Daily Mail, Harry hopes to have Lili "christened at Windsor, just like her brother," despite his and Meghan's relocation to California.

Dating again

Amanda Kloots is dating again, and it's 'terrifying'

Amanda Kloots is putting herself out there again, and she admits that it's "terrifying."

The news comes just over a year after her husband Nick Cordero passed away due to COVID-19.

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The 39-year-old says she's actually very new to the dating process and doesn't quite know what she's doing.

"Both of my husbands, I met doing Broadway shows. We became friends first, then we got married," she said while co-hosting "The Talk" on July 23. "Obviously with Nick, we had a child. I've never actually had to date."

For Amanda, this is a whole new world.

"I just started dating again and it is so crazy to be dating for the first time at 39 years old," she said. "And it's quite terrifying and really out of your element, and it's just hard. It is hard."

Still, she told co-host Elaine Welteroth that everything was going well.

"It's all wonderful," she said. "It's been a great process so far. But I'll just say it's very hard without getting into too many details."

Amanda has not said who she's gone on dates with. 

Earlier this month, Amanda marked Nick's death anniversary with a heartfelt public post

"Today hurts, there is no other way around it. One year ago you left us and became our angel in heaven. You were surrounded by so much love and Led Zeppelin playing on Spotify-no doubt that was your doing, not mine. What happened was unthinkable, losing you was my biggest fear. I used to tell you all the time, 'Don't you dare go anywhere. If I lost you, I don't know what I'd do,'" she wrote alongside a seven-minute video on Instagram. "There hasn't been a day this year where you weren't missed, thought about and talked about. Thank you for being our guardian angel, for sending me signs, for being my DJ in heaven."

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Nick, a Tony-nominated actor-singer was one of the first high-profile names to die after being infected with the coronavirus. His three-month hospitalization was chronicled by his wife.

Hospitalized

'Bachelor' alum hospitalized with postpartum complications

"Bachelor" alum Lauren Burnham has been hospitalized with mastitis just a few weeks after giving birth to twins. 

The reality TV star's husband, former "Bachelor" Arie Luyendyk Jr., shared the news on his Instagram Story, saying that her condition was "getting worse." In sharing a picture of Lauren in the hospital, he added, "Hate this for her." 

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Mastitis is an inflammation of breast tissue that leads to infection.

"She'll be here overnight. IV antibiotics and scans for any abscess," he captioned another image. "She's been through a lot this week."

The hospitalization comes a little over a month after welcoming twins, Lux & Senna Luyendyk. The couple also shares daughter Alessi, 2.

Arie and Lauren have both had a rough go of late. After welcoming their twins on June 11, the couple was unable to take their daughter home, as she was having trouble breathing. After a week in the neonatal intensive care unit, Senna was finally released. 

Lauren and Arie met while filming "The Bachelor" in 2018. He initially picked Becca Kufrin, but soon broke off proposal because he couldn't stop thinking about Lauren. He proposed to Lauren on the "After the Final Rose" special. They married in Hawaii in January 2019.

Vacay vibes

Cher responds to Britney's Instagram about a dream vacation with her

Cher is ready to take Britney Spears to paradise.

Earlier in the week, the pop star railed against her conservatorship and rattled off a list of things she'd like to do, but can't because of the stranglehold the conservatorship has on her choices. She specifically referred to pictures she saw of Cher in Saint-Tropez in France.

"Maybe I'll just be nice and plant here and keep my dreams alive by thinking about visiting St. Tropez with @cher and eating ice cream… She was one of my favorite singers as a kid and I loved to dress up as her," Britney wrote on Instagram. 

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On July 24, the "Believe" icon saw the message and responded.

"When #FreeBritney is FINALLY FREE, I'm Taking her to San Tropez & We'll Eat Ice Cream To Her Hearts Content," Cher tweeted. 

Cher has spoken about Britney's battle before. In June, she tweeted, "OK let's talk about Britney & those people. I said long ago, everyone on the [Las Vegas] strip heard about her father (didn't know about her conservator acting in concert with her dad) giving drugs so she could perform, but made sure she couldn't have a life, but no one could get 2 her."

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Britney, Cher said, "was a prisoner."

"I have one question. I've performed since I was nineteen, & doing the kind of shows Britney & I do is hard fkng work !!," she continued. "What drug cocktail did they give her 2 force her perform, but keep her from having a life!! a few times i heard she was zombie like. She must have been in a living (flame emoji)."