Famous Father

Model Gracie Phillips opens up about famous dad Lou Diamond Phillips

Up-and-coming model Gracie Phillips revealed that her father is actor Lou Diamond Phillips after keeping the information under wraps for two years.

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The 20-year-old — who is signed to the distinguished Wilhelmina Models agency — told Daily Mail that she felt strongly about establishing her career on her own, without the use of her famous father.

"When I started, I really just wanted to try and do it by myself and say yes, I did it all by myself," Gracie said in an interview published on Feb. 22. "As I was looking on social media, I saw positives but I also saw the negatives—people bashing the kids of people who were in the industry, saying they're only doing this because of this. When I started, I never wanted anyone to say to me, she did this job because of her dad, because of her last name, because of who she is."

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Gracie joins the ranks of several young models who have famous parents, most notably Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid — daughters of former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star and model Yolanda Hadid, and Kaia Gerber and Preston Gerber, the children of iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Lou, who is known for starring in "Young Guns" and "La Bamba," is father to Gracie, her twin sister Bella, and two other daughters, Lilli, 18, and Indigo, 11.

The 56-year-old father said he couldn't be prouder of his model daughter whom he shares with his ex-wife Kelly Phillips, a former model signed to Elite.

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"I'm incredibly proud of Grace and the fact that she wanted to earn this, she wanted to make her own way – I was supportive of that from the beginning. She's been booking jobs, she's been receiving praise and getting incredibly good feedback based on her own merit, without getting any qualifications."

Lou continued, "It's not that I don't want her to say she's my progeny but at the same time, there's no doubt it's very, very rewarding and I'm very, very pleased that she can take all the credit for this herself as she should."

Gracie explained that she is used to being on sets and dealing with paparazzi and fans from her famous upbringing, but she still had a normal childhood, she says.

Now that she's taking her career to the next level, Gracie thinks that her family connections could help her achieve the supermodel status she's working for.

"What I hope is going to happen is, obviously I'd like to say I'll get some bigger jobs and bigger things will happen," she said. "That's my hope. But also I feel like it is a positive that I didn't go into it that way at first. So I'm hoping the reaction is more, 'wow she decided to do this on her own before and that's really admirable.'"

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The real reason we never saw Kendall Jenner's boyfriends on reality show

Now that we've said goodbye to "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" the real reason why we never said hello to any of Kendall Jenner's boyfriends has been revealed. 

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The model had a non-negotiable precedent about when her boyfriends could actually appear on camera. 

"Kendall's always had this rule – she felt like she had to be with someone for at least a year before she let them be a part of the show, because she doesn't always know what people's intentions are," Farnaz Farjam, executive producer of the popular reality TV show, told Bravo's The Daily Dish. "So that's why we kind of kept her personal life out of it, just because she had a rule."

Likewise, Kylie Jenner, nor her relationships, had been as prevalent on the show towards the end. 

"I feel like Kylie became more participatory this last season towards the end, and Kendall has dipped in and out," Farnaz said. "But they were at an age … like, if you think about when you're a young adult coming into adulthood, I think you sometimes care a lot more what the outside world has to say about you."

While Kylie's off-and-on beau, Travis Scott, appeared on the show here and there, her romance with Tyga was well-documented. The same can't be said for Kendall. The 23-year-old has dated her fair share of famous faces over the years, including Harry Styles and NBA players Ben Simmons and Blake Griffin — none of whom were featured on the E! show. 

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Kendall is now dating Phoenix Suns stud Devin Booker. In fact, the duo celebrated their one-year anniversary on June 13 and posted sweet photos together on Instagram.

"This is the happiest Kendall has ever been in a relationship," a source told People magazine in April. "She and Devin started out slowly, but have dated for about a year now."

new mom life (again)

Jessica Biel opens up about having a 'secret COVID baby'

When Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake welcomed their second child, Phineas, last summer, they didn't publicly acknowledge it until January 2021. Interestingly, the couple never actually intended to keep the pregnancy or the birth of their second child a secret. 

"I had, like, a secret COVID baby," Jessica said while chatting with Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast. "It wasn't like it was supposed to be a secret. It was just COVID happened, and then I went to Montana with my family and never left."

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Things were stressful during that particular time, and the "7th Heaven" alum didn't even know if Justin would be allowed in the delivery room due to COVID resections at the hospital. However, things changed at the 11th hour. 

"The hospital restrictions had just changed," Jessica said. "And there was a moment there that there was nobody allowed at all and I was really getting nervous about that situation. But yes, he was allowed. I think if I had to be there alone, that would have been horrible. I would have been really scared."

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Now that she and the pop star are raising two children, the actress is adjusting to her new life. 

"Someone said to me, 'Two is like having a thousand.' And that's exactly what it feels like," Jessica joked. "The balance of everything is very different and super hard. But I agree. I mean, it's amazing. It's so interesting. It's so funny. The conversations I'm having now with my 6-year-old is so cool. Like, he's a real person saying the funniest stuff and he's so sensitive and tender. It's just so interesting to see that part of it happen and the little one is just cute as hell."

Phineas is also starting to develop a personality. Some of that developing personality, she thinks, might also come from seeing his father on stage. 

"We want these little boys to see daddy on stage," she said. "He's not going to do it like this forever. I mean, I'm just speaking for him and I may be way off, but I think there's something about like, 'I went after my dream. I'm working really hard. See this whole thing?'"

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Spice Girl recalls 'lactating quite heavily' through dress during concert

Emma Bunton is recalling a relatable motherhood moment, but one that happened in front of 20,000 people.

In her new book, which was shared with The Sun, Emma detailed being on stage in Los Angeles with the Spice Girls during the group's comeback tour in December 2007 when she started lactating through her designer dress.

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Emma had welcomed her son Beau just four months before the the mortifying incident. 

"I have memories of lactating quite heavily during one of my first performances on that tour, at the STAPLES Center in LA," she wrote. "Our costumes had been designed by Roberto Cavalli, who Victoria knew, and oh my goodness they were beautiful. But stage costumes are different to evening wear. These were heavy, highly structured pieces (they had to withstand quite a lot of activity!) and there were frequent changes." 

"I remember it happened during 'Say You'll Be There' — I was wearing a rose-gold dress with an empire line and a high neck, with gold lamé that was quite close-fitting over my boobs," she remembered. "I had to get through a whole other track, 'Headlines,' just hoping nothing was showing."

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Emma, who was breastfeeding and using formula, rushed backstage as the song ended and as the full arena screamed in excitement.

"As it ended I came running off stage screaming at [boyfriend Jade Jones,] 'Babes, get the pads! Get the pads!,'" she said. "Luckily, as it turns out, gold lamé isn't very porous and most of the milk had just drizzled down my stomach. But anyone looking close enough would definitely have been able to spot wet patches on my boobs during that number."

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Although it was horrifying at the time, Emma laughs about it now. 

"I can look back and smile about it now, but when I look at the pictures I also see a woman who really wasn't ready to be throwing herself into that kind of physically demanding regime," she said. "I simply hadn't understood the huge processes that my body would be going through after birth and, in particular, how breastfeeding would require so much energy.

"They say it burns around 300 calories a day, which I'm sure it does, because it takes a lot of power and strength to keep producing all that nutritious milk," Emma, now a mother of two, continued. "To try to combine that with an energetic stage tour and sleepless nights was, with the benefit of hindsight, not a great idea. There were a lot of tears and a fair amount of self-recrimination."

Secret ink

Britney Spears shows off secret tattoo in hot pink swimsuit

Britney Spears spent the weekend showing off some incognito ink on Instagram.

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While it's not known how many tattoos the pop star actually has, she shared one over the weekend that seemingly nobody knew actually existed, as her hair typically covers it up.

In posting a photo of her back while donning a hot pink one-piece swimsuit, Brit wrote, "Hot pink makes my tan pop!!!!"

Giving her 30 million Instagram followers a peak at a hidden tattoo on the nape of her neck, she added, "Have you seen the tattoo on the back of my neck before???? It's Hebrew, it's a language written backwards !!!! It says Mem Hey Shin and means healing !!!! It's my favorite tattoo but ironically you never see it !!!!!"

The "Toxic" singer added three winking emojis, as well. 

The photo, posted on June 12, appears to have been taken a few days prior during a video Britney posted in which she danced to Blackstreet's 1996 hit "No Diggity." In that Instagram post, Britney donned a very similar looking pink swimsuit.

Britney's tattoo collection — at least that we know of —  includes a vine on her foot,  a lip print on her right wrist, a fairy on her lower back and crosses beneath her hips.

Back when she was married to Kevin Federline in 2004, they got matching dice tattoos. She has since claimed she never even liked the tattoo and hinted that she's was going to have it altered or erased.

"I don't even like ink …. guess I should remove it ?!?!!!!" she said in a since-deleted Instagram last year. "Albert Einstein once said 'God does not play dice with the universe' …. so maybe I shouldn't have gotten the pink dice 7 on my left arm ?????? !!!!!"

Spy life?

Rob Riggle claims ex planted camera to secretly record him amid divorce

Rob Riggle claims his estranged wife stole $28,000 of his money and has been spying on him via a small spy camera hidden in his home office. 

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In newly filed court documents obtained by TMZ, the comedian says his ex is staying in the family home with their two children while their divorce plays out. Meanwhile, he's been staying in a smaller home. Rob claims he recently noticed $28,000 in emergency money went missing from his home office, something his ex, Tiffany, said she knew nothing about. 

Still, Rob was suspicious and felt that other things also weren't adding up, citing private conversations he was having with his girlfriend that Tiffany somehow knew about. Soon, he wondered if his home office was being bugged, so he and his girlfriend devised a misinformation strategy to see if those faux details got out, and he says they did. 

Rob contends that he quickly had the home swept for hidden cameras and says one turned up inside the smoke detector in his home office. 

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According to TMZ, Rob says the hidden spy camera had a memory card with more than 10,000 videos with sound on it. The video, he claims, shows his ex standing on a ladder installing the spy camera, and another video shows her sitting on the floor of his home office counting money, which he believes is the missing $28,000.

In addition to the supposed missing money, the former "The Daily Show" correspondent said his ex hacked into his Apple account and downloaded its contents.

Rob asserts that Tiffany, who filed for divorce in October 2020 after 21 years of marriage, has been monitoring him since last summer. 

A hearing on the matter is set for next month, as Rob has requested an expert look over the alleged footage. In the meantime, a judge granted him a temporary restraining order against Tiffany.

Engaged!

'OITNB' star Taryn Manning engaged to girlfriend Anne Cline

"Orange Is the New Black" star Taryn Manning got a major surprise while watching her singer-songwriter girlfriend, Anne Cline, perform at a bar and grill in Panama City, Florida, on Friday, June 11 — she got engaged!

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During the show, in a moment captured on video by TMZ, Anne stopped for a moment and said shyly, "hang on," into the microphone. Staring directly at Taryn, in the front row, Anne hopped off the stage and got down on one knee in front of the actress.

While the background noise in the clip makes it impossible to hear exactly what Anne said, it quickly became clear she'd been hiding a ring box under her arm. As she pulled it out, Taryn, looking stunned, threw her hands up to her face in disbelief as the crowd started hollering with support and excitement.

Taryn eventually pulled Anne into her arms and gave her a long, sweet kiss, before Anne slipped the ring on her finger.

As the crowd cheered, the DJ and emcee got on the mic and told the crowd to "give it up" for the happy couple, who by that point were sharing another long kiss.

According to TMZ, Anne appears to be a full-time touring musician who leads a band called Cline Street and is based in Florida. She's reportedly "about 15 years younger" than her bride-to-be Taryn, 42.

The wedding will be Taryn's first, TMZ reports. "It was the easiest YES I ever said!" Taryn told the outlet through her rep, who confirmed the engagement.

The actress' mid-Pride Month engagement comes four years after she told People she does not identify as gay. "I'm not gay, meaning I love men," she told the magazine in 2017. "I love gay people. I've experimented. It's good. I just prefer men."

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Best known for her role as Pennsatucky Doggett on "OITNB," Taryn also shares her fiancee's love of music. The actress and DJ/producer's 2017 single "GLTCHLFE" even hit No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.

'Solo Cackling'

Emma Stone practiced 'humiliating' 'Cruella' laugh in the shower

Even Oscar winners get self-conscious when it comes to perfecting their craft.

Just ask "Cruella" star Emma Stone, who needed solid solo time to develop the right evil laugh for her take on the iconic "101 Dalmations" villain, Cruella de Vil.

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"Practicing the laugh … I couldn't do that in front of anybody," the actress 32, recently said, according to The Mirror. "That was just humiliating to work on," she added.

Rather than suffer the embarrassment on-set or in public, Emma said she worked up to the laugh that ended up in the film by working on it when she was in the one place she knew nobody could hear her.

"I was in the shower trying to figure out how you perfect your own evil laugh. It has nothing to do with being an actor," she said, joking, "I did all of my cackling in the shower. I did my cackling alone."

Emma doesn't think anyone else in her position would have approached the task differently, either.

"That's like any person – go take a shower and try to do your version of a laugh and just see if you'd ever want to do that in front of a person. It's brutal," she said.

As it turns out, all that shower cackling was worth it. The Disney origin story — which sets Cruella's rise to evilness against the backdrop of London's 1970s-era punk scene, where the orphan Estella Miller nurtures her mean streak while working in a fashion house run by Emma Thompson's similarly evil Baroness — has already garnered strong reviews.

The role was also straight-up fun for Emma to play.

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"I loved the character of Cruella," Emma recently told The New York Times. "I don't mean I love the things that drove her, because she's obviously a very sick woman, but I found the character very interesting."

She went on to reveal that her Broadway experience in "Cabaret" served as a kind of stepping stone to "Cruella."

"I was in the middle of shooting 'La La Land' when I first heard of 'Cruella,'" recalled Emma, who won an Academy Award for the 2017 musical.

"And it was so exciting to think about playing a quote-unquote villain because before that, the only role where I felt I had been kind of bad was when I played Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret' [on Broadway], because she's a drug addict and she's making decisions that are kind of wild. She's not like anyone I had ever accessed before."

"Cruella" hit theaters and Disney+ on May 28.

 

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Billie Eilish accused of 'queer baiting' with Instagram post

Fans have shredded Billie Eilish for her latest Instagram post, one in which she's accused of "queer baiting" for attention.

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On June 10, the "Bad Guy" singer took to Instagram to post a series of images that showed her with a group of women. Some of the images were fun, while others were borderline sensual. What got to her fans, though, wasn't so much the images, but rather the caption.

"i love girls," she simply wrote without context. 

Fans quickly wondered if Billie had come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but recent images over the past few months have documented her cozying up with her boyfriend, actor Matthew Vorce. She even said in her documentary, "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," that she has a "secret boyfriend."

All of this prompted fans to rip Billie for the insinuation about her sexuality.

"You better not be queer baiting," one person said, noting the June is Pride Month. Another said, "Acting sexual with girls to draw in more audience is gross." A third said, "Bye I literally cannot. It's like if she's coming out good for her but if she claims to be straight after this, bestie it's queer baiting sorry…"

What is queer baiting? Urban Dictionary describes it as a "marketing technique used to attract queer viewers that involves creating romantic or sexual tension between two same-sex characters but never making it canon or evolving on it."

Back in 2019, Billie faced similar backlash over her song "Wish You Were Gay." At the time, she said the tune is "not supposed to be an insult."

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Kelly Dodd lashes out at fan who called her 'hammered'

Kelly Dodd is ripping a fan who she met on the beach in Turks and Caicos. 

The kerfuffle started after a woman saw the controversial "Real Housewives Of Orange County" star on the beach and asked for a picture, which Kelly granted. 

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"I'm doing my Christian service…I'm in Turks and Caicos right no [sic] and I look and see Kelly Dodd laying out right next to me. She was actually super sweet and very hammered lol. My fiance took our pic and said 'we loved when you called that girl's husband a [expletive] dweeb and nerd,' the fan wrote about the encounter.

The woman claimed Kelly basked in the idea of being recognized.

"She also said she finds out next week if she gets a contract for the show," the woman claimed. "Side note, she was laying out watching housewives clips lol! We later saw her at the conch shack and she came up and started chit-chatting. I'm pretty sure she was loving being recognized."

Kelly, though, lashed out at the fan, hitting back at claims she was drunk or loving her celebrity status.

"Hey (the woman) you & your fiance and stepdaughter recognized me & asked for pictures. You were so excited & I was only nice & graciously posed for pics with you all," Kelly wrote in response. "You call yourself a Christian and then come after me on another page with lies & digs? I wasn't drunk & wasn't watching clips of myself. I was scrolling Instagram posts. No good deed goes unpunished."

Among the hashtags Kelly used to describe the situation was "two faced." She also insisted the woman was "rude" and a "liar."

As expected, Kelly's supporters came to her defense, maintaining the reality TV star was "nice enough" to give the fan some time. Others said it wasn't a crime to be "hammered" in Turks and Caicos, and others wondered what kind of "Christian service" was being done on the beach in Turks and Caicos.