Megan Fox and new love Machine Gun Kelly are already talking about the future
Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly's romance is still blasting forward on all cylinders. And according to a People source, they're starting to plan for their next steps. "He recently met her kids for the first time. Megan thought it was a natural step, since they are getting more serious," the insider told the outlet in a report published Monday. "They are in a committed relationship and it's not just a fling. They are planning a future together." In the meantime, the smitten pair are trying to "spend as much time together as they can" and are "doing great," according to the source. Megan and MGK met on the set of their forthcoming film, "Midnight in the Switchgrass." They confirmed their romance over the summer, as Megan's estranged husband Brian Austin Green announced he and Megan had separated at the end of 2019. The actors share three sons, Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3.
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Ryan Reynolds trolls Hugh Jackman on his birthday
At this point, it's fair to predict that any milestones in Hugh Jackman's life will be met with some degree of trolling from his online frenemy, Ryan Reynolds. That apparently includes Hugh's birthday, which he celebrated on Monday — and which Ryan marked with a sarcastic post on his Instagram Stories. "Hey, Hugh! Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday and to tell you that I love you," Ryan said in the clip (via People). "I'm down here in Atlanta so I wish I could be celebrating with you. … You may notice it's a little quiet around the house this morning," he continued. "That's because I flew Deb and the kids and the dogs, and your friends and furniture down here to celebrate your birthday with me. And we're having an amazing time." He smiled and added, "And, um, we miss you." Hugh didn't seem to take offense, though — he even shared the clip on his own Story. Ryan's last major Hugh-trolling moment came in April, when he responded to Hugh's sweet 24th wedding anniversary tribute to Debbora-Lee Furness on Instagram by joking, "Hang in there, Deb."
Kanye West focuses on faith in his first campaign ad
Looks like Kanye West is turning up the dial on his White House bid, just three weeks before the Nov. 3 election. The rapper and Yeezy designer released his first campaign ad on social media Monday, pushing a religious freedom platform and urging supporters to write his name in on their ballots. "America … what is best for our nation, our people …?" he asks in the spot, which shows him gazing into the distance as a flag waves behind him."We as a people will revive our nation's commitment to faith," he continues. "By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people, God intends us to be." Kanye's campaign has been somewhat unsteady since he announced he was running on his so-called "Birthday Ticket" during an all over-the-place interview with Forbes over the summer. Since then, he's raised eyebrows by revealing very personal details about his wife, Kim Kardashian West, during campaign events, selling expensive campaign merch and then boasting about the profits he's earning from them and, more controversially, getting assistance in his efforts to get on the ballot in various states from Republicans with ties to Donald Trump's campaign. According to The Hill, Kanye is not on the ballot in most states and "has polled in the low single digits when included" in voter surveys.
Cardi B celebrates her birthday with a Birkin bag from Kylie Jenner and some PDA with ex, Offset
Cardi B turned 28 on Sunday and the newly single rapper threw herself a blowout party in Las Vegas to celebrate. Among the guests were Cardi's pal Kylie Jenner, who gifted the b-day girl with a light blue Birkin bag Cardi later showed off on Instagram, and Cardi's ex, Offset, who didn't look very "ex-y" when the two were spotted sharing some PDA in videos he posted to his Instagram Story from the party on Saturday. According to E! News, Offset also presented his (not so) estranged wife with a new Rolls Royce truck in honor of her milestone. Cardi filed for divorce from the Migos star last month. She's since said on social media that the two remain on good terms.
Rihanna, more stars celebrate the Lakers' championship win and remember Kobe Bryant
The Los Angeles Lakers took home the most coveted prize in basketball Sunday after beating the Miami Heat, 106-93, in a tense Game 6 of the seven-game NBA championship finals — and they did so their late star Kobe Bryant in mind and plenty of support from Hollywood. Longtime Lakers fan Rihanna shared an adorable video of herself with a couple friends, all decked out in Lakers gear, belting Queen's "We Are The Champions" while dancing around with Lakers-themed balloons. "If you ain't on this time right now…bye. Lebron remains king 💪🏿 Lakers are the champs 💜💛 and Kobe is proud 🙏🏿 A.D thank you! #🏆 #Congratulations," she wrote alongside the post. Snoop Dogg posted multiple times about his favorite team's win, too, congratulating LeBron James on a "job well done," while Ice Cube hailed the Lakers' "Never Ending Dynasty." As Lakers fans hit the streets to celebrate the win and LeBron spoke to reporters after the game, though, it was clear one player who couldn't be there was in the hearts of fans and players alike. Kobe's death in January, LeBron told NBA TV, brought "the whole basketball world" together, but the Lakers "locked in from that very moment and said, 'This is bigger than us.'" Outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, meanwhile, fans chanted Kobe's name. The win marks the 17th championship victory for the franchise — five of which were led by Kobe.
Michael Che issues a jokey warning to co-star Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson ahead of their wedding
Attention, Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson: You might wanna make sure Michael Che gets invited to your wedding. Michael, who hosts "Weekend Update" on "SNL" with the groom-to-be, stopped by "Ellen" Monday, where he was asked if he'd be invited once Colin and Scarlett nail down details for their wedding. "I hope so, not if they want it to go over smoothly," Michael joked (via the Daily Mail). "But if not, I would love to go and just disrupt everything, you know." He added, "I think they'll let me in because they feel like they have to. And I think that's going to be a big mistake." That's when Ellen took the opportunity to riff on the recent wave of unpopularity she faced amid criticism over allegedly creating a toxic work environment on the set. "I'd love to be invited as well," she said, almost as a challenge. Michael was all for the idea. "You'll be my plus one," he said. "It'll be awesome." Colin and Scarlett began dating back in 2017 after meeting on the set of "SNL."
Jamie Lee Curtis weighs in on co-star Chris Evans' graphic photo leak
Jamie Lee Curtis isn't so sure the explicit, shall we say, "anatomical" photo that appeared on Chris Evans' Instagram last month was an accident. "I'm sweating already!" she joked on "The Kelly Clarkson" show Monday when Kelly asked about her "Knives Out" costar's viral moment. Chris was initially silent on the matter despite being teased mercilessly over it. When he finally reappeared on social media days later, it was to tweet, "Now that I have your attention VOTE Nov 3rd!!!" Speaking to Kelly on her show Monday, Jamie Lee said (via ET), "My question is this, he's so smart and such an unbelievably beautiful human being. I'm wondering if it was even planned." After the voting tweet, Jamie Lee, who played Chris' mother in the film, admitted it crossed her mind to tease him about it, saying she "could have made some sort of joke and said he took after his movie father, Don Johnson …" Instead, she simply replied at the time: "My boy. Proud of him. Got MY attention!"
Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry and more celebs celebrate National Coming Out Day
"Here's to celebrating coming out while we're all staying in." That's how Ellen DeGeneres, who came out as gay in 1997 and is married to Portia de Rossi, honored new members of the LGBQT+ community on National Coming Out Day on Sunday. Other celebs who showed their support for the holiday included Katy Perry, who shared flirty clip on her Instagram Story that showed her smiling and telling the camera, "Hey! Come out! When you're ready of course …," as a Pride flag icon waved below the frame. Over on Twitter, Tyra Banks shared, "In my home, we teach that love is love, and the importance of accepting everyone in all of their beautiful uniqueness! Happy #NationalComingOutDay to the LGBTQ+ community, we support you and cherish the vibrance you bring to the world!" Paris Hilton chimed in too, posting this simple message: "There's nothing more powerful than coming out and being who you are. #NationalComingOutDay #LoveIsLove."
Selena Gomez opens up about overcoming pandemic-sparked depression
Last month, Selena Gomez announced her new Rare Beauty makeup line will earmark a percentage of sales to support its Rare Impact Fund, which aims to raise $100 million over the next decade to fund mental health services in underserved communities. As part of that effort, the singer organized a Rare Beauty Mental Health Social Summit on Instagram Live over the weekend in honor of World Mental Health Day. The summit included a candid and at times very personal conversation between Selena and former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served under President Barack Obama. "In the beginning, I couldn't deal with [quarantine] that well," Selena admitted (via Glamour), telling the doctor her extroverted nature made the mandated alone time more difficult. "I kind of went into a bit of a depression. And then I started going into a place where I was really writing and being active," she continued. "And then I guess it just forced me to have that time. And again, I've been able to spend time with those quality people a lot more than I ever have. And spending a lot more time with my family, and I almost feel like I've become normalized in this situation that's not normal." She went on to say she hopes her honesty about how the pandemic has affected her will help others see that there's no shame in not feeling happy or comfortable — or expressing those feelings. "I think I even posted on my Instagram where I was crying, explaining to all the people who were following me how much I miss them," she said. "It's OK [that it's been difficult]." Selena, who also said she's been in the studio working on new music this year, has a long history of sharing her mental health challenges with her fans. This past spring, during an appearance on Miley Cyrus' award-winning "Bright Minded" Instagram Live series, she revealed she's been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Pete Davidson announces he's never getting another tattoo because of J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling's comments about transgender people are still inciting anger and confusion months after she first began speaking out. The latest example came during "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live," when Colin Jost invited Pete Davidson — who apparently has a Harry Potter-inspired tattoo — to share his thoughts on Rowling's comments, which have been deemed transphobic. Asked what he thinks about the controversial statements, Pete told Colin: "Uh, I think I'm never gonna get another tattoo again because I got a Harry Potter tattoo years ago … because I'm not psychic. I didn't know J.K. Rowling was gonna go all Mel Gibson on us." He went on to joke that he "[longs] for a few years ago, when the worst thing she ever did were those 'Fantastic Beasts' movies," explaining, "No discrimination there — those films harmed us all equally." Finally, Pete broke it down this way: "I mean, what's wrong with her? She creates a seven-book fantasy series, about all types of mythical creatures living in harmony with wizards and elves, and the one thing she can't wrap her head around is Laverne Cox? She's a national treasure!" In June and July, J.K. unleashed a torrent of tweets, as well as an essay she posted on her website, asserting, among many other things, that trans people are actually gay people who have been subjected to "a new form of conversion therapy" and that making bathrooms open to all genders puts women at risk. "Harry Potter" alumnae including Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Eddie Redmayne have all spoken out against her comments. J.K.'s newly released book, "Troubled Blood," has also been slammed as problematic by critics who point to its premise — a man who wears a dress is a serial killer attacking women.