mom duty

Nipsey Hussle's sister files for guardianship of rapper's daughter

Nipsey Hussle's sister has filed court documents to become the legal guardian of the late rapper's eldest child.

Samantha Smith filed documents in Los Angeles County Superior Court asking for guardianship of 7-year-old Emani Asghedom, TMZ reported on April 30. According to the report, Samantha believes Emani's biological mother is unable to care for her.

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Nipsey shared a 2-year-old son, Kross, with longtime girlfriend Lauren London, too, but Kross is not listed in the conservatorship, as he lives with Lauren.

TMZ, citing court documents, said Samantha is arguing that she assisted her brother in caring for Emani and wants to "ensure the continued stability for Emani and ensure that she will be able to maintain her current and ongoing relationship" with Nipsey's family.

Nipsey, a Grammy-nominated rapper, was murdered in broad daylight outside his Marathon Clothing store in the Hyde Park section of Los Angeles on March 31.

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A few days after the shooting, authorities arrested Eric Holder, who has pleaded not guilty to murder. Police said the suspect and Nipsey had a personal dispute.

After Nipsey's death, candlelight vigils popped up around the world and many celebrities and athletes paid tribute to the Grammy-nominated artist. A highly-publicized memorial at the Staples Center was attended by 21,000 people.

On April 2, three days after the shooting, Samantha posted a tribute to her bother and vowed to be there for Emani, Kross and Lauren.

"You are my heart.You are my strength my wisdom my joy my balance. You are my Superhero," she wrote. "You hold me down through everything. I got Lauren. I got Emani. I got Kross. I got Sam, he is my responsibility now. He is my big little brother. I got mommy and Granny and Pop. You gave me so many tools. You gave me so much insight. We will talk every second of everyday and I am here to carry out your vision."

Toy debate

Tim Allen trends after being replaced in Toy Story prequel, some suspect politics

There's a new Buzz Lightyear in town. Some on social media suspect that political leanings might be the reason that Tim Allen is out — others, though, says the reason for the switch is rather obvious and has nothing to do with politics.

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On Oct. 27, Disney announced that Chris Evans would take over the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" prequel, titled "Lightyear." 

In the trailer, Chris' voice can be heard at the very end, and does seem to resemble Tim's iconic Buzz voice. The reason for the change could certainly be based on age, as Chris, 40, is younger than the "Home Improvement" star, who is 68. Considering 'Lightyear' features a more youthful Buzz, the voice would likely sound younger but similar. There's also this, which seems to get to the heart of the issue: the Buzz Lightyear toy seen in "Toy Story" is supposed to be based off of Chris' "real life" movie character. Get it?

"When we created the very first 'Toy Story,' we designed Buzz Lightyear with the idea that he was a toy based on some very cool character from an epic blockbuster film," a Pixar executive said last December.

However, while many on social media are celebrating the Marvel star's gig, some on the opposite side of the spectrum suspect that Tim's unapologetic conservative politics are the reason he got the ax.

"Is their an 'official' reason no tim allen? Or..just 'conservative man bad'?" one person tweeted. 

Another noted, "Tim Allen will always be Buzz Lightyear. I don't like how he is being ousted from his iconic role due to his politics. Like he got the role after being arrested for selling cocaine and THIS is what gets him booted?"

One person gave the debate some perspective, claiming the comedian wouldn't have been cast in 2019's "Toy Story 4" if his politics were an issue. 

Sensitive subject

'Vanderpump Rules' star Katie Maloney reveals she once had abortion

"Vanderpump Rules" star Katie Maloney revealed that she had an abortion 10 years ago as her relationship with now-husband Tom Schwartz was relatively new. 

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The reveal came to be after the reality TV star prepared to go to a fertility clinic on the newest episode of the Bravo show. A registration form asked if she had been pregnant before. 

"I knew I wanted to have kids. But I just knew that was not the time in my life," she said of the moment in her life. "And now, it's something that we are ready for when it happens."


Terminating the pregnancy, she maintains, was "the best decision at the time," especially given that her relationship with Tom had an uncertain future back then. 

"I think we would have broke [sic] up and [been] like, 'This is too much,'" Tom said. "But we would have been good parents."

Katie added, "Tom and I'd been together for a year, and it was not pretty. Like, we fought all the time. I wanted it to work out, but I was just like if anything, he's going to leave and I'm going to be a single mom. Everyone, every woman, every person should be able to decide what's best for them."

While Tom supports his wife, he insists he would have "manned up" had she wanted to keep the baby.

Viral reaction

Adam Levine addresses viral moment fan grabbed him onstage

Adam Levine is explaining his viral reaction to a fan suddenly jumping on stage and grabbing him during a recent performance. 

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"I have always been someone that loves, respects, worships our fans. Without our fans, we don't have a job. I say that all the time — to our fans," he said on his Instagram Story on Oct. 26. "To think that anyone would believe that I thought that our fans were beneath us or less than us makes my stomach turn. That's just not who I am. That's not who I've ever been."

Over the weekend, Maroon 5 was performing at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. While mid song (and with his eyes closed,) a woman rushed the stage and clung to Adam's arm briefly. He reacted oddly, as he dropped on F-bomb and seemed to physically shake off the interaction. Many Twitter users began ripping him for his reaction.

"I just need you guys to know I was really startled. And sometimes when you're startled … you have to shake it off and move on 'cause I'm doing my job up there. It's what I pride myself on," he said.  "I need to let you guys know what my heart is, and my heart is that connection that exists between the band performing onstage and the fans. I hope that we can all understand that."

This explanation came after social media users labeled Adam a "d——–," among other things. Fans told him to "humble" himself and shamed him. However, Adam's defenders came out in force this week. 


"His reaction was totally normal and valid for someone who was nonconsensually touched by a stranger that broke both venue rules and personal boundaries during a set. Consent matters in ALL situations," one person said. 

Others had similar sentiments 

Said another, "Are we really shaming @adamlevine for his reaction? If it was reversed and a man jumped up on stage and grabbed a woman y'all would trying to cut off his head. You. Do. Not. Get. To. Touch. People. Without. Consent. Period."

"Entertainers are not petting zoos," another person said. 

New look

Will Poulter's new look is shocking a smitten Internet

Will Poulter is the Internet's newest boyfriend after shocking fans with his latest hunky look.

The actor — whom many know as the scrawny kid from "We're the Millers" — was recently cast as Adam Warlock in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3." Now fans are swooning over his jacked look — he's come a long way from that nerdy kid who starred alongside Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston in the 2013 comedy.


"Everyone has the hots [right now] for Will Poulter and I'm here for it. TALK ABOUT A GLOW UP," one person said of the 28-year-old actor. Another said, "Sorry when did Will Poulter get sexy????"

Some fans feel that he now resembles Chris Pine or a Hemsworth brother.

"I think that we as a society should talk about how attractive will poulter is," another said. 

To no surprise, a few critics speculated that Will's new look and muscular body were aided by plastic surgery. 

"Will Poulter didn't suddenly have a 'glow-up'. He got work done. There's nothing wrong with getting work done obviously, but it's important to remember money gives people that 'second puberty,'" one person said. 

In addition to "We're the Millers," Will has also been featured in "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," "The Maze Runner" and "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch."

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Asked recently about becoming a superhero, Will told Flip Your Wig, "I feel very, very lucky and very honored to be welcomed into the Marvel family and particularly a franchise like Guardians of the Galaxy, which I regard to be like, incredibly creative and very unique."

Together again

Drew Barrymore reunites with ex-husband Tom Green 20 years after split

For the first time in 20 years, Drew Barrymore reunited in person with ex-husband Tom Green.

Although Tom appeared on Drew's talk show last year, she admitted they used a green screen to make it appear as though she and her former love were sitting across a couch from each other. In reality, Tom was in Los Angeles and Drew was in New York City. On the Oct. 26 episode of the show, the pair reunited for real: They hugged immediately upon seeing each other after she called him "very special," "magical" and "wonderful."

The former couple quickly began reminiscing about their 2001 honeymoon in Ireland, which Drew called "one of my favorite trips of my life."

"We just jumped in random oceans and found random fields. It was amazing," she said. 

After Drew's co-star Ross Mathews jumped in to comment on watching them together for the first time in two decades, Tom said, "I kind of feel like I'm watching this too. I don't know if that's weird, but it's sort of a little bit like an out of body experience."

"It's very nice to see you," he continued. "It does feel weird, though. Not weird in a bad day, weird in a good way… Appreciate it, Drew. Thanks for having me on the show. It's awesome. This is cool. I actually think this is kind of a nice way of reconnecting, actually. It takes a little bit of the pressure off."

"Well, I respect and love you," she replied.


Drew and Tom ended their 15-month marriage in 2002.

As the happy memories flooded in, Ross asked the former duo, "Would you ever go to an ex's wedding?"  

"I've never been invited to an ex's wedding," Tom said while humorously shifting his eyes to Drew, clearly referring to her marriage to Will Kopelman, whom she divorced in 2016. 

"It makes sense to me," he said of why he wouldn't get invited. "Honestly, I think it makes sense to probably not go to an ex's wedding."

Drew agreed, "I think so too." 

Great gift

The incredible gift Keanu Reeves gave his stuntmen for 'John Wick'

Keanu Reeves is thanking the men who make him look good.

It appears that the actor gifted his "John Wick" stuntmen new Rolexes as a thank you for their work on the latest installment in the film franchise. According to reports, Keanu presented four men with brand new 2020 Submariners after filming wrapped in Paris for "John Wick 4." The watches seem to be personalized too.

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One of the stuntmen on the film, Jeremy Marinas, posted a photo of his watch. The watches are all engraved with a message. Jeremy's watch, for instance, reads, "The John Wick Five. Jeremy, Thank You. Keanu JW4. 2021."

"Best wrap gift ever," the stuntman captioned a photo of the watch. There's also an image of the four stuntmen and the actor wearing their new watches together.

That particular Rolex retails for about $10K.

From one mom to another

Amanda Seyfried dishes on playing mom with postpartum depression

Amanda Seyfried has a lot of empathy for women suffering from postpartum depression, particularly given the limited resources that are available to them.

"You can find places to get help and talk about it but it's costly, it's cost-prohibitive, it's not accessible, still," she told Page Six. "It's still something that feels so hidden. Every movie like this is important and this film is told from a really, really compassionate point of view from the character that I play, that's why I did it."

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It's unclear if the Oscar-nominated actress struggled with postpartum depression herself following the births of her two children, but Amanda plays a woman with crippling depression in her new film "A Mouthful of Air." While she would never claim to know what that anxiety-filled experience is actually like, the film gave her an understanding.

In her real life, Amanda and her husband, Thomas Sadoski, are raising daughter Nina, 4, and a son they welcomed in September of last year. They've yet to publicly reveal his name.

"There's never enough time," she said when asked how she manages parenting the two youngsters. "It's crazy, two is different than one but I'm really lucky and my mom lives with us. I can't believe I'm out and about talking about this movie, it's taken a long time to make, it's a tough subject."

A more amusing subject for Amanda is the now-classic "Mean Girls," in which she starred back in 2004. The actress loves when people talk about it. 

"It made people feel like they had a place," she said before bringing the subject back to her new film. "Hopefully, this movie will do the same."

Divorce chatter

Tori Spelling wants divorce, feels 'trapped' in marriage: Report

Tori Spelling is looking for a way out of her marriage, a new report claims, all but echoing speculation that's been mounting for weeks.

The "Beverly Hills, 90210" star "wants a divorce" from Dean McDermott, "but she feels trapped right now," a source told Us Weekly


Although the couple's marriage has been rocky for a while — something Tori has confirmed — the relationship hit another snag after the duo recently had a fight. After that, Dean reportedly "went missing for two days," the report claims. Naturally, that sparked another fight.

When Dean returned after being MIA, he supposedly told the actress he planned to sue her for alimony and child support. Tori, though, reminded him they have a prenuptial agreement, which would keep her money in her pocket should they split. 

But, during all this, Tori learned that her husband of 15 years could still sue her for child support if they split, and "she went ballistic."

"Money is an issue and it's always been an issue," the source maintained.

On Oct. 18, the "Messyness" host was photographed outside an attorney's office in Los Angeles carrying a notepad. Zoomed in photos showed the words "custody," "support" and "assets" written on the paper, which all but detailed what was on the agenda with the lawyer. Paparazzi images published by Page Six also showed Tori having an animated conversation on her cell phone. The report described Tori as "angrily shouting" into the phone. 

Tori is "miserable" in her marriage, the Us Weekly source said, but she stays "for the kids."


Recently Tori and Dean took their five children — Liam, 14, Stella, 13, Hattie, 9, Finn, 9, and Beau, 4 — to Disneyland.  The kids "have no idea what's going on," the insider claimed. Neither Tori nor Dean wore their wedding bands during the family outing.

On a recent episode of the "Feminine Warrior" podcast, Dean spoke of the missing rings and, to an extent, the split speculation

"It's just like, 'OK, if that's what you want to think, then think it,'" he said, adding that the media makes it sound like they're divorced "because they got a picture of Tori without her ring at the farmers market." 

In explaining why Tori was seen without her ring at the time, he insisted, "She took it off because she washed her hands and forgot to put it back on."

That, of course, didn't explain why his ring had been missing for some time. Dean, though, claimed he lost his band and decided not to replace it because "everybody's in a titter" over its absence. "So I'm like, 'Forget it, I'm not going to replace it. Just let them think it,'" he said. 

Bachelor split

'The Bachelorette' couple splits 2 months after TV engagement

Consider the bloom off the rose.

On Oct. 25 — just more than two months after their on-camera engagement on the finale of "The Bachelorette" — Katie Thurston and Blake Moynes announced in a joint statement that they've called it quits.

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"It is with mutual love and respect that we have decided to go our separate ways. We are so grateful for the moments we shared together and the entire journey that has unfolded this year, but we ultimately have concluded that we are not compatible as life partners, and it is the most caring choice for both of us to move forward independently," they each wrote on Instagram. "We ask for kindness and privacy as we both navigate this transition. Both of us will forever want the best for one another and ask you to please support us in our decision."

Split speculation had been mounting: The twosome had not been seen together in more than a month, and Katie had taken to hiding her ring finger in various social media snaps.

Katie and Blake, who starred on season 17 of "The Bachelorette," got engaged on the season finale, which aired on Aug. 9. They later gushed about their romance. 

"I couldn't ask for a better partner. You are kind, patient, understanding, and your advocacy for the planet and animals is remarkable," Katie wrote on Instagram in honor of Blake's birthday in August. "I'm so lucky to call you my fiancé. My best friend. My confidant. We are just two weirdos laughing our way through life together. Cheers to the upcoming adventures!" 

In his own post, Blake wrote, "You're a rock. My rock. A mature, nurturing, supportive & loving partner who continues to impress me everyday. We have an adventure called life ahead of us and I hope you know I'll do everything I can to help, push and encourage you to make the most of every little bit of it!"

Another one bites the dust.