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Larsa Pippen shades ex-BFF Kim Kardashian

Larsa Pippen is opening up about her falling out with former BFF Kim Kardashian West, and she even issued a thinly-veiled warning for the reality TV star.

During a chat with the Hollywood Unlocked podcast, the influencer said of Kim, "Some people value men over friends."


"I don't know if you call it 'betrayed," Larsa said. "Things happened… and our relationship had gotten to a place that was just a weird, ugly place. I never thought it would happen."

She added, "I love them. We had an issue, or issues. We had a falling out… but I'm not gonna be petty or immature. If they come for me then… karma's a b—–."

Last summer, fans began noticing that Larsa, who was once a constant presence in Kardashian land, was suddenly absent from their lives. The entire family also unfollowed her on Instagram

Around that time, a source told E! News that the Kardashian family felt Larsa had "toxic energy." Larsa countered this week, "I mean, I don't know. I feel like… everyone normally say I have the best energy. The best vibes."


The stories peddled in the media after the social media activity, she said, were hurtful. Now on the opposite side of the famous family, Larsa can somewhat sympathize with Kylie Jenner's former BFF Jordyn Woods, who the Kardashian clan blacklisted after she and Tristan Thompson, Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend, shared a kiss at a party in 2019. At that time, Larsa was a Kardashian loyalist.

"I think she [Jordyn] took a beating. She took a beating and [Tristan] got forgiven. What the hell?," Larsa said. "I feel like my lesson was people that you go to bat for, don't expect will go to back for you. I had to learn that the hard way because I was a very loyal friend."


Scotty Pippen's ex had previously pointed the finger at some of the men in the Kardashian women's lives as the instigators of the rift. 

While chatting with Hollywood Raw last year, she said Kim's husband, Kanye West, would call her all the time in the middle of the evening when he was "in his feelings." Eventually Larsa said she blocked him and Kanye turned on her. Then, she says the Kardashian women followed suit. 

"[Kanye] has literally brainwashed the whole family into thinking I don't even know what. I don't even know," she said. "He talks so much about me being this and that and this and that."


There were also rumors that Larsa tried to seduce Travis Scott, the father of Kylie's daughter, Stormi. Larsa vehemently denies those rumors.

"I feel like I ran into Travis Scott one night at a club and Travis called Kylie and said that I was hitting on him. That never happened," she told Hollywood Raw. "So, then they were like, 'Kanye says she's this and then she was hitting on Travis.' By the way that never happened. I left with the same people I came with. That never freaking happened. Was he delusional?… It never happened. I would never do that, I would never in a billion years do that."

Cat scratch fever

Taylor Swift addresses mystery of her reclusive cat

Taylor Swift is celebrating the massive success of her re-recorded album Fearless by "addressing a very pressing issue."

The "issue" was about her beloved cat Meredith. 

"WELL WELL WELL you all really went out and left my greatest expectations in shambles this week," she captioned the video on April 16. "Word on the street is you made Fearless (my version) the biggest country album first week of the last 6 years and the top release of 2021 so far. Honestly??? How?? Did I get this lucky???? I wanted to say thank you to you so today I will be addressing a very pressing issue."

In the video, Taylor held her cat Benjamin Button to answer the growing concern among her fans that Meredith was missing. 

"We've been hearing some rumors on the internet recently … I mean they're not about you Benj," she said, "but, they're about your sister."

The video quickly cut to screen grabs of comments worrying about Meredith, including one that indicated Meredith hadn't been physically seen for a year. The screen then read: "The truth is, Meredith just HATES having her picture taken."

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Taylor then posted a hilarious series of images of Meredith looking uncomfortable in front of the camera.

"So, yeah, there it is. There you have it. That's the explanation. She's just a really private little cat," Taylor said. "She likes her business kept to herself. She doesn't like a camera shoved in her face. And who can blame her?"

To end the video, Taylor attempted to interview Meredith about being a recluse. 

"So do you have any comment on the recent allegations that you're a missing cat?" Taylor said. Surprising no one, the cat scurried away.  

Back on

Dale Moss dishes on cheating rumors, reconciling with Clare Crawley

Dale Moss is remaining coy about whether he and "Bachelorette" star Clare Crawley are engaged again, now that they've officially reconciled. 

"I'll say this, Clare and I are in a good place," he said in a new interview, "focused on one another and leave it at that."

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In January, Dale announced on Instagram that he and Clare had split up. At the time of the breakup, rumors claimed that he had been unfaithful. It seems, however, that Claire never believed them. 

"That was never a conversation, even when we went through our split," he told the Hollywood Raw podcast of the cheating speculation. "It wasn't even a thing. It was never even a topic of conversation."

Still, the cheating rumors "sucked," he said. "When things are going at your character, and something you're completely against, those are the hardest things to handle," Dale said.

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It's highly likely that the couple remained in touch after their breakup, as they were spotted together in Florida hand-in-hand one month later

"We've never hid throughout this entire time we've been around each other," Dale insisted. "We are definitely taking time, and spending time together. Clare and I, we're in a good place."

The former football player-turned-model said he wasn't putting a label on their relationship for now, at least not publicly.  

"When the time is right we will definitely talk about all those things," he said. "For right now, we're just focused on one another. We're keeping things private and that's working for us, in time we'll speak about that together."

We'll call this After After The Final Rose.

Gun control advocate

Madonna blasts Instagram user critical of her gun control post

Madonna shot back at an Instagram user critical of a recent post calling for gun control.

This week, Madge posted a video of Daunte Wright's shooting death at the hands of police.

"This is so infuriating and unacceptable. God Bless Daunte and his family," she said, adding a hashtag advocating for gun control.


After posting this, one of the singer's 15.8 million Instagram followers felt that Madonna was living a double standard. 

"I would bet you have people with guns to protect you and your family. But the little people can be left unarmed," the person, named Karen, wrote. "If you take the guns away criminals will ALWAYS find weapons. The rest of us innocent people will be victims. You live behind walls with protection. You do not live in the real world."

Madonna, who clearly reads the comments people leave on her social media, wasn't about to let this person have the last word.

"I don't have any security or armed guards around me. Come see me and tell me to my face how not real world is. I dare you," Madonna responded, according to The Blast. "You know nothing about me or my life. The only criminals I see right now are the police who are paid to protect the people. But police are protected by judges and the criminal justice system which is a joke because there is no justice if you are a person of color."

Madonna added, "Of course, your name is Karen."


Harry Styles dressed as Little Mermaid in leaked pics

You gotta "sea" this!

Harry Styles is going viral after two-year-old pictures were leaked that show him dressed as Ariel from "The Little Mermaid." The images —in which the "Watermelon Sugar" singer dons a seashell bra, green tail and red wig, all while holding a glass of champagne — were meant to promote his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig in 2019. 

In the end, the ever-animated images weren't used, as "SNL" ended up publishing images of Harry in a pink tutu to promote his appearance. 

The leaked images sent Twitter into a frenzy on April 16, as fans delighted in seeing Harry-iel. 

"Harry Styles has officially claimed ariel and her entire brand," one fan said. Other Twitter users begged for a "Little Mermaid" reboot, but with Harry playing every single character. 

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Many fans couldn't help but point out that Harry reportedly turned down the role of Prince Eric is the live-action "Little Mermaid" movie, which starred Halle Berry. 

"Harry turned down the role of prince eric because he wanted to be ariel. it's a fact," one fan commented upon seeing the leaked images. Another eagle-eyed fan noted that Harry once wore a t-shirt with the words "But daddy, I love him," which is a direct line from the Disney movie.

Diehard Harry fans know that the singer has always had an affection for the mermaids, as he has a tattoo of a mythical sea princess on his forearm. When he was asked about it, he once said simply, "I am a mermaid."

Start to panic

The time Kyra Sedgwick pressed a secret button at Tom Cruise's house…

Kyra Sedgwick is recalling a hilarious story in which police responded to Tom Cruise's house after her curiosity got the best of her.

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While speaking to Drew Barrymore, Kyra thought back to a star-studded party in the '90s at Tom's house, a party Kyra attended with her husband, Kevin Bacon, who was filming "A Few Good Men" with Tom at the time. 

"It's a pretty good story. It was a sad moment, but it was a funny story. So I was pregnant, I was very pregnant, and we got invited over to dinner," she said. "It was one of those nights that I often don't get invited to." 

Others at the party included Tom's then-wife Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Rob Reiner.

"So there was this like fireplace mantle and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantle. I was like, 'Oh what is that little button?' So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen," she said. "Nothing happened and then I got a little nervous. I was like, 'Oh, nothing happened, that doesn't seem right.'"

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Kyra, who knew the "Top Gun" star from working on 1989's "Born On The Fourth of July," interrupted Tom as he was telling a story. 

"I said, 'I pressed this button down here.' And he was like, 'You pressed that button?' And I was like, 'Yeah, I pressed that button,'" she recalled.

Tom's response: "That's the panic button."

Soon, the authorities arrived.

"The cops came. They had to stop the screening," she said. "They had to see [Tom]….I think there were more than like five cop cars, it was something."

Perhaps as expected, Kyra admitted, "I didn't get invited back."

He's back!

John Corbett confirms he'll appear in 'SATC' reboot

Aidan is back again!

Although much of the "Sex and the City" reboot has been shrouded in mystery, John Corbett has dropped a small bombshell in revealing that he's been cast to reprise his Aidan Shaw character for the series.


"I'm going to do the show," he told Page Six, adding that it's "very exciting" for him.

John played Carrie Bradshaw's ex-fiancé in the show, and some fans had always hoped their characters would end up together. 

In the chat, John implied that his appearance on the hugely anticipated reboot, titled "And Just Like That…," isn't a one-time thing. 

When asked how many episodes he would be involved in, John said, "I think I might be in quite a few. I like all those people, they've been very nice to me."

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The series is set for 10 episodes and will star Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. Kim Cattrall will not be in the series, as there have long been reports of a Kim-SJP feud.

John, however, never saw tension. Then again, he wasn't around the women often.

"I only worked with Sarah Jessica Parker. I think I had one scene with all the girls," he said. "They were always cordial. Cordial with me. I got to know the other girls because when you show up for work, you've got to wait a few hours while they finish up a scene, but we always had nice chats and hugs. I never saw it or heard about it."

While reports claim Chris Noth is not in the reboot, the actor who played Mr. Big has hinted that he might still make an appearance. 

SJP recently gushed about temporarily rebooting the show in a chat with The Sun. 

"I'm excited about being back with Cynthia and Kristin and on the streets of New York," she said. "It's very possible that a great actress will join us, and she will have a huge impact and we'll want to be with her more, the audience will want to see her more. I'm just very excited."

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While reuniting with her friends is certainly gratifying, Sarah is also looking forward to her wardrobe. 

"Some of the happiest memories I have are fittings for the show. I worked 18 to 20-hour days for years," she said. "After filming, I would go into fitting at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. for three to five hours because you'd be doing two episodes back to back. At points, I was wearing 20 to 30 costumes per two episodes. But they were so much fun and I did whatever I was told. I would try on anything. No matter how ridiculous."

Social criticism

Katy Perry calls social media the 'decline of human civilization'

Despite having 109.5 million Twitter followers — making her one of the most-followed people on the planet — Katy Perry is roaring about how much she dislikes social media.

Late on April 14, the "American Idol" judge tweeted, "Social media is trash." Just two minutes later, she followed up by adding that social media is "the decline of human civilization." Katy unapologetically included the hashtag "I said what I said."

The "Firework" singer's tone is interestedly, as she, like many celebrities, often uses social media to promote her projects. 

Fans had mixed and vocal reactions to Katy's thoughts. Some of her followers adamantly agreed, but just as many others disagreed and advocated for the positive things that come from digital communication. As this all played out in her Twitter comments, Katy wrote, "anyway. Ily (I love you)."

What prompted Katy's late night social media hate isn't known, but this isn't the first time she's been critical of the forum.

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In 2018, she told Refinery29 that social media incentivizes users to live a somewhat fraudulent life for "likes."

"A lot of us are living for that picture, and then the currency is the like," she said. "It's hard because I'd rather not care about that and just live my life. We buy clothing and products or pose a certain way or go to an event to get a picture—it's not good for us as a society. I think it's actually the decline of civilization if we're going extreme about it. We have to find a balance, and I'm trying to find my own personal balance with it because I'm just as much a victim as everybody else."

The social dilemma continues…

Ring thing

After split, what becomes of J.Lo's $1.8M engagement ring?

There's a million dollar question hanging over the Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez split… Actually, it's a $1.8 million question: who gets her massive engagement ring?


TMZ reports that the ring is still in Jen's possession, although it's not currently in the Dominican Republic with her for security reasons (she's been there for months shooting a movie).

Legally, an engagement ring is a "gift in contemplation of marriage." If a couple splits before tying the knot, the man usually gets the ring back. But it seems that A-Rod isn't in any hurry to recover the bauble. In fact, the report says that the now-former duo has had "no discussion" about the ring and who it should belong to.

Sources tell the webloid that there won't be a conflict over the ring, and Alex might just let her keep it. Over the course of their four-year relationship, they supposedly exchanged "massive amounts of jewelry." Alex often gifted Jen with diamonds and other accessories, whereas she often contributed to his extensive and expensive watch collection.

For all intents and purposes, the split is amicable. 

"We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so," they said in a statement. "We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared businesses and projects."

The breakup between the power couple seems to be have been a long time coming. In March 2021, the couple was hit with split rumors, but they denied the speculation (Jen even dubbed the reports "dumb"). Still, they acknowledged in a statement that they had hit a rough patch and hoped to work through it. Not long after, Jen posted several Instagram photos without her ring.

Interestingly, one day before the couple's announcement, Alex posted a video of several pics of J.Lo to his Instagram Story. In the background, Coldplay's "Fix You" played. He tagged Jennifer in the video, as well.

dating future

Kanye West reportedly wants to date 'an artist' after Kim K split

Kanye West is already plotting his post-Kim Kardashian love life.

A source tells Page Six that the rapper wants to be "with an artist and a creative person… they can speak the same language to each other."

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The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star filed for divorce from Kanye back in February after months of speculation that their marriage was hanging on by a thread. Some reputable media outlets said the duo rarely communicated in the months leading up to the split. 

In happier times, Kanye often praised Kim, but not as much as he gushed about himself. In other words, his next lady love will have a lot to live up to.

"I am Michelangelo. I am Picasso," he told GQ in 2019. "I am unquestionably, undoubtedly, the greatest human artist of all time. It's not even a question at this point. It's just a fact."

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While Kanye looks to scratch his artist itch, Kim is not looking for romance as of now. The source said Kim is "remaking her image as a devoted mother," and is looking to "eventually enter politics."

Although Kim and Kanye have different views of their individual futures, they are seemingly in agreement about their four children, as they've both filed for joint legal and physical custody. What joint custody means in their case is still yet to be determined, as it doesn't necessarily mean that they will have a 50/50 split. In fact, the likelihood, the report claims, is that Kim will have the children for the lion's share of the time. Regardless, the former duo is committed to co-parenting.