Rihanna’s rumored beau A$AP Rocky arrives in Barbados fueling romance speculation
Looks like Rihanna has some special company joining her for the holidays in Barbados this year. Amid ongoing rumors the Fenty mogul is dating her longtime friend and collaborator, A$AP Rocky, the rapper was photographed walking off a plane on Tuesday, Dec. 22, in Rihanna’s native Barbados … where she’s been since last week. Rocky’s late father was born in the Caribbean country, but since he died in 2012 and Rih’s family is still there, it seems like a good bet Rocky’s holiday trip has more to do with Rihanna than any of his own family ties. This is alsois the first time Rocky’s been photographed by paparazzi on the island, according to E! News.People reported at the end of last month that the two are indeed an item, though the outlet cited an unnamed source. Maybe Santa will go on the record in a few days …
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Designers honor Stella Tennant amid news of her untimely death
The fashion world has lost a major icon. The family of British supermodel Stella Tennant, 50, announced she passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Dec. 22. “Stella was a wonderful woman and an inspiration to us all. She will be greatly missed,” the family shared in a statement. Stella and her androgynous vibe took the fashion industry by storm in the ’90s, as she developed strong working relationships with Calvin Klein, Burberry and Chanel. Designers Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace are said to have regarded the statuesque beauty as their muse. “I cherish every moment we spent together,” Gianni’s sister, Donatella Versace, wrote on Instagram Wednesday (via FootwearNews). Stella McCartney addressed the late fashion star directly on social media. “My darling Stella,” she wrote. “I f—— love you and will miss you so, so terribly. What sad, horrific news to end this already shocking year! My heart goes out to your stunning family who must be in such undeserving pain. I am speechless…Rest in peace, you inspiring woman. Your soul and inner beauty exceed the internal perfection, Stella. May you ride high above us all on the most perfect horse, eternally in peace.” Marc Jacobs chimed in as well, recalling on Instagram how he was “completely blown away” the first time he met Stella. “Her beauty, style and body language combined with her manners, kindness, sense of humor and personality were like no other,” he continued. “We had so many adventures, shared flights, fun nights, shows and ads together over the years. My condolences to David and her family. What a terrible, heartbreaking loss.” Stella, who died of unknown causes, is survived by her husband, David Lasnet, and their four children.
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Brad Pitt will reportedly spend Christmas with twins, Shiloh, amid Angelina Jolie custody battle
As Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s custody battle continues, the former couple has reportedly nixed an earlier plan to spend Christmas together with their kids. Instead, their daughter Shiloh, 14, and 11-year-old twins, Knox and Vivienne, are expected to visit with Brad on Christmas Day, and possibly stay with him on Christmas Eve, according to a new report from Us Weekly. Pax, 16, and Zahara, 15, would presumably stay with their mom, along with 19-year-old Maddox, if he’s still at home in Los Angeles rather than back at school in South Korea. “Relations between Brad and Angelina remain extremely tense,” says the Us source, adding that Angelina’s been “frustrated” by the quagmire of court holdups that have gotten in the way of the two being able to work things out. She’s also reportedly “wanted to do humanitarian work beyond the United States but needs permission from Brad to take the kids out of the county,” all of which has been complicated due to the pandemic. Angelina filed for divorce from Brad in 2016. They were declared legally single in 2019 when they divorce was bifurcated, but they have to work out their custody problems.
Kirk Cameron hosts another ‘mostly maskless’ caroling event in spite of stay-at-home order
For the third time this month, Kirk Cameron has hosted a large “caroling protest” in Southern California, where lockdowns are in effect due to critically high COVID-19 case numbers and 0 percent ICU capacities. The latest event took place Tuesday night outside the Thousand Oaks Mall, where NBC reported its aerial footage “showed a group of mostly maskless people” gathered close to one another while singing. “We are going to be celebrating our God-given liberties, our constitutionally protected rights at this time at Christmas to sing Christmas songs to gather, to assemble, and to sing about the birth of our savior,” the “Growing Pains” alum posted on social media just before the event began. He told NBC participants had been “encouraged to wear masks.” The mall was also posting about the caroling event, which it slammed as “irresponsible” in a statement on Twitter. Last week, Tracey Gold, who played Mike Seaver’s sister on “Growing Pains” tweeted this to her “dear brother Mike:” “As your more intelligent sister I want you to know that I disapprove. I’m worried about you brother AND your family. Wear a mask. Stay home. Sing later.” Fans who replied to both Tracey and Kirk appeared to mostly side with Tracey. As one user put it: “I would think a good Christian would care about the hundreds of thousands of lives lost and more we’re putting in danger rather than his ‘God-given liberties’ to sing in a group.”
B.J. Novak to dress up as Santa to surprise Mindy Kaling’s daughter
Hollywood’s most loving exes, Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak, are giving us post-relationship goals once again. In a recent video interview with designer Tory Burch for her “Tory Talks” YouTube series, Mindy revealed her former “Office” co-star, who’s also the godfather of her two kids, Katherine, 3, and Spencer, 3 months, will be playing a key role on Christmas Day … Santa.”My daughter and I are going to make cookies and apple cider and we’re going to be in the kitchen,” Mindy explained. “Her godfather is B.J. Novak, and he is going to show up … and go to our living room where the tree is, in a Santa costume.” The plan is for B.J. to ring some bells in the living room as Mindy and Katherine work on their holiday snacks in the kitchen. “I’m going to go, ‘Kit what do you think that is?'” Mindy shared. “And B.J., dressed as Santa, is going to be asleep on the sofa with a bag because he needed to take a rest.” Mindy and B.J. have dated, split and gotten back together multiple times since meeting on the set of “The Office” back in 2005. Mindy said earlier this year that she mostly thinks of her bestie as “family.”
Beyonce announces housing crisis grants as moratorium on evictions comes to an end
After a year that saw her BeyGOOD Foundation provide free COVID-19 tests in Houston and fund mental health and wellness services in cities hit hardest by the coronavirus, Beyonce has announced a new round of grants to support people affected by the housing crisis. “The housing moratorium is set to end on Dec. 26, resulting in mortgage foreclosures and rental evictions,” the singer explained on Beyonce.com on Tuesday. “Many families are impacted, due to the pandemic that resulted in job loss, sickness and overall economy downturn. This holiday season, while many are stressed with what they will do next regarding their housing, we are proud to share some GOOD news. Beyoncé is giving $5k grants to individuals and families facing foreclosures or evictions.” The grants represent Phase 2 of the BeyGOOD Impact Fund, which began with a round of financial assistance for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The singer, who shares three kids with husband Jay-Z, is also teaching Blue Ivy, Sir and Rumi to follow in her footsteps when it comes to giving back. “I let my children know that they are never too young to contribute to changing the world,” she told British Vogue earlier this year.
‘Sex and the City’ may be coming to HBO, sans Kim Cattrall
Carrie Bradshaw and (most of) her “Sex and the City” cohorts could finally get their much anticipated reboot, courtesy of HBO Max. That’s according to a new report from Page Six claiming a “well-placed industry insider” confirmed this week that “SATC” is coming back in the form of a limited series on the new streaming platform. Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie in the long-running series and films, has spoken at length about her interest in revisiting the show, albeit often in the context of her relationship with Kim Cattrall, who has stated repeatedly that she’s done with her tenure as Samantha Jones. According to Page Six’s source, SJP, along with Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte, and Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda, are expected to reprise those roles. Kim, meanwhile, was asked this week about her experience on the show during an appearance on the “Women’s Prize for Fiction” podcast. “[It was a lot of fun and I loved it,” she said (per People). The “Filthy Rich” star also rehashed some of the “grief” she got on social media as a result of not wanting to participate in another “SATC” film. Though she didn’t explicitly reference “SATC” again, she later had this to say of being able to choose her projects. “I’m lucky enough to have choice, not that I haven’t worked for it, but I have it,” Kim explained. “It’s something I feel very lucky to have and I’m very protective of it. I wouldn’t be any good doing something that I really didn’t want to do.”
Kylie Jenner and Stormi Webster help Travis Scott with his Houston toy drive
Stormi Webster’s not even 3 and she’s already helping her dad, Travis Scott, give back to his hometown of Houston. On Tuesday, Stormi and her mom, Kylie Jenner, flew to H-town via Kylie’s private jet to help Travis distribute toys, produce, shoes, Christmas trees and more to some 1,000 local elementary school students at Sunnyside Park, not far from where he grew up, according to E! News. A photo posted to Kylie’s Instagram Story showed Stormi clad in a green jumpsuit and face mask as she helped her parents pass out the toys and supplies. “Big girl supporting her daddy @ his xmas food and toy drive,” Kylie captioned the cute pic. The drive-up holiday toy drive event was organized by the rapper’s Cactus Jack Foundation.
Chrissy Teigen says she’s ‘sad’ she’ll never be pregnant again
Chrissy Teigen opened up on Instagram this week about the lasting reminder “of what could have been,” had her unborn son survived. That reminder? Her body, which still has a small bump from the pregnancy that ended prematurely on Oct. 1 due to complications triggered by a partial placenta abruption. “Even though I’m no longer pregnant, every glance in the mirror reminds me of what could have been,” Chrissy captioned a selfie that showed her profile in shapewear on Wednesday. “And I have no idea why i still have this bump, honestly. It’s frustrating,” she continued. “But I’m proud of where this entire journey took my body and mind in other ways. I love being pregnant, so so much, and I’m sad I never will be again. But I am lucky to have two amazing little ones who are transforming into big little people more and more every single day,” she said of Miles and Luna, the son and daughter she shares with husband John Legend. “Anyhoo. Love u guys. Xx,” she wrote.
Kaitlynn Carter says she ‘was deeply in love’ with Miley Cyrus
When it comes to the deeply personal essay she wrote about her romance with Miley Cyrus, Kaitlynn Carter has no regrets. “I’m not at all embarrassed by the Elle piece,” she said on Monday’s edition of the “Scrubbing In” podcast, according to JustJared. Published last fall, the first-person essay delved into what Kaitlynn learned about herself as a result of falling for Miley during their two month-long relationship. As she explained on “Scrubbing In,” “… no one was more surprised that I was all of a sudden dating one of my girlfriends than I was.” The “Hills: New Beginnings” star said that’s part of the reason she was inspired to write the piece. “It was entirely unintentional, but I was very deeply in love with this person,” she added. Kaitlynn and Miley’s relationship went public in 2019 shortly after they split from their respective partners, Brody Jenner and Liam Hemsworth.
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