Kanye West is pulling a Prince. On Saturday, the rapper tweeted, “The being formally known as Kanye West…I am YE”. The tweet came ahead of West’s album release and performance on Saturday Night Live. He has gone by “Ye” as a nickname in the past and used it as the title of his last album, but has not clarified if he is changing his stage name. He has however, changed his social media to the new moniker.
Taylor Swift loves her privacy; especially when it comes to boyfriend Joe Alwyn. Swift is so private with their relationship that she wouldn’t even walk the red carpet for this movie premiere over the weekend. The singer was spotted sneaking into the premiere and even exiting through a back door, according to the Daily Mail. The couple was spotted later that evening, hand in hand, so they are very much still together and into one another.
Rapper Nelly has settled the rape suit filed against him. The accuser says she was invited on his tour bus last October, when Nelly forced himself on her. She says she was tossed off the bus after screaming for help, and Nelly threw a $100 bill at her. Nelly countersued for defamation and says it was consnesual. The terms of the settlement haven’t been disclosed.
Macauly Culkin is looking for work, and he’s taken to Twitter to as JK Rowling for his next gig. The Home Alone actor tweeted at the Harry Potter author, asking to be written in to the next Fantastic Beasts movie. No word back from JK. The second installment of the Harry Potter prequel is due out November 16. Rowling took a bit of flack when it was revealed that an Asian actress was hired on to play the character Nagini — who shows up in the Harry Potter books as a snake. Lots of questions to answer. But apparently the casting is racist on Rowling’s part, according to some Twitter whiners.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which oversees the Walk of Fame, said earlier this week there were no plans to remove Bill Cosby’s star — but that hasn’t stopped vigilantes from taking matters into their own hands. The words “Serial Rapist” and “#MeToo” have been scribbled onto the star. It’s the second time it’s been defaced this week.
Behind the scenes photos have emerged of Tom Hanks in character as Mr. Rogers. The look is spot-on. Tom’s seen sitting in the doorway to his trailer, likely on-set for the film “You Are My Friend.” The pic was released by Sony Pictures on social media. The film is slated for an as-yet-undetermined 2019 release date.
A whole team of law enforcement and first responders, including ambulances and a fire truck, swarmed Cher’s Malibu mansion Thursday. Turns out the cops were executing a warrant on a drug-related charge, and took the son of Cher’s assistant into custody. 23-year-old Donavan Ruiz been charged with supplying the drugs that led to the death of a user. But why all the EMTs and fire squad? Police say they were concerned the encounter could have turned violent. Word is Cher was not on the property at the time, but apparently Ruiz lives in the mansion.
Drew Barrymore thinks it’s great that Kim Kardashian-West was such a fan during her formative years. Kim had posted a throwback Insta pic from the ’90s when she says she was obsessed with Barrymore’s look and style. The actress took it in stride and re-posted the pic and caption to her own feed, commenting “This picture is just JOY!!!” The pair have had social media run-ins in the past, but nothing dramatic. Drew has posted on a few occasions videos and pics of receiving various fragrances from Kim’s beauty line.
Kayne West is a conundrum. West showed up at The Fader offices to discuss his new design for the MAGA hat and the “positive energy” that he put into it. West was sporting the newly designed MAGA hat as well as a sweatshirt with Colin Kaepernick’s name on it. Cue the confusion. The rapper famously came out in support of President Trump but appears to also support Kaepernick. The former 49er was referred to as a Son of a B***h by President Trump for kneeling during the anthem. Meanwhile, West came out in support of Nike signing the blacklisted quarterback saying, “I stand for giving everyone a voice”.
Jessie James Decker told E! she will “never say never” when it comes to the idea of having another baby. The mom of three and wife of former NFL player Eric Decker gave birth to their youngest Forrest Decker only five months ago; he joined big sister Vivianne and big brother Eric Jr. Very busy with three children, Jessie has help now that Eric is officially retired. She commented that he is “such a great dad” and helps out so she can focus on her upcoming JustFab fall campaign and the release of her new song “Boots”.
Daz Dillinger has been arrested. The Dog Pound rapper was allegedly found with a bunch of weed in his Georgia home and now faces multiple felony charges. According to TMZ, Dillinger has been charged with 12 counts of possession of a controlled substance and 1 count possession of more than one ounce of marijuana. His bond is set at $15k and he currently is still in jail, waiting to see the judge.
Kim Richards is off probation! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum has been on probation for the past 3 years, stemming from her drunken rampage at the Beverly Hills Hotel in April of 2015. A source told TMZ that Richards had completed her 450 hours of community service and 52 AA meetings as of December 2017 and has been waiting for the rest of the time on her probation to run out. The former Housewife appears to currently be in a good place. She was recently spotted celebrating her 54th Birthday with her sisters Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton.
Taylor Swift has signed on to star in the movie adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Cats,” but Weber says he’s not sure which role she’ll play yet. If you’re into that sort of thing, he says the role will probably be for either Bombularina or Demeter Macavity. Swift famously owns her own cats, which she features prominently on social media. Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellan have also signed on for roles.
Ben Affleck isn’t letting rehab slow him down. He was spotted leaving Warner Brothers Wednesday with a script in-hand after taking meetings at the studio. Some sources say he’s done with rehab in Malibu, but other friends say he’s very serious about tackling alcohol addiction and isn’t quitting the program just yet.
Supermodel Gisele Bunchden reveals in her forthcoming memoir she did in fact get breast surgery in 2015 — but immediately regretted it. She writes that after nursing her children for up to 18 months each, she wanted to get work done. But immediately after waking up for the procedure, she regretted it. All along the way, she says husband Tom Brady and her family were supportive. … But of course.
Victor Ortiz has been charged with three counts of felony sexual assault. The champion boxer turned himself into authorities Tuesday for allegedly raping a woman in March. His bail was set at $100,000, which has been paid. Ortiz is set to fight against former world title challenger John Molina Jr on Sunday, but it remains unclear if the fight will still take place. His rep has not commented on the charges or scheduled dual.
The mother of Thomas Revenel’s children, Kathryn Dennis, is focusing on their two kids in the wake of his arrest. Not addressing the situation directly, she took to Instagram, with a cryptic post saying “Everything in life to me”, alongside a photo of their children Kensie and Saint. It was announced earlier this week that Revenel has been booked and charged with assault and battery in the second degree. He has since posted bail and surrendered his passport.
Rihanna’s mansion was broken into. This was the second time this year the singer’s Hollywood Hills home has been burglarized. An incident was reported to police at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday and a burglary investigation was opened. No information on what–if anything–was stolen or how many suspects were involved. TMZ reported that Rihanna was not home at the time and the police responded to an alarm that went off. Neighbors stated they believe they saw three suspects fleeing in a silver vehicle.
Ashton Kutcher no longer co-owns a home with Demi Moore’s daughter. According to court documents obtained by E!, a co-ownership agreement was signed by Kutcher and Rumer Willis upon purchase of the Hollywood Hills home back in 2009. Today, E! has confirmed that Rumer filed documents that state the co-ownership has ended and the home belongs solely to her. Nothing was stated in the documents if the actress paid Kutcher any money to obtain full ownership.
Thomas Ravenel has been arrested. The Southern Charm alum was booked on charges of alleged assault and battery in the second degree. The 56-year-old is still in custody; circumstances regarding the arrest are not yet known. Ravenel was on the Bravo series for five seasons before leaving last August, amid claims of sexual assault by two women. Ravenel’s lawyer Richard P. Terbrusch told E! in a statement, that his client is “unfairly a target for an individual” that has “dubious motivations”. There is an ongoing investigation by the show’s production company, Haymaker, as well as, the City of Charleston. Terbrusch says his client is cooperating and believes he “will be vindicated”.
Kelly Ripa clapped back at an internet troll who said she was “to old” for husband Mark Consuelos. The Riverdale star recently posted a photo of himself supporting the #HeForShe movement and while most of the comments were positive, one follower wrote, “@KellyRipa yes he is so handsome but you need to go Kelly you look to old for him”. Ripa defended herself, while pointing out the user’s grammatical error. “You need to learn how to spell the word too sweetie. As in you’re too stupid to be with my young, handsome husband. Ps, he likes proper grammar as well you dope”. It should be noted that the couple are both 47-years-old.
Sam Smith is still heartbroken. The singer and Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) broke up earlier this summer and Smith said he is “still trying to figure out what I took from” the relationship and that “it’s still quite raw”. The two started dating in October of last year, making their relationship public in December and then ultimately breaking up this past June. Even though Smith has deleted all evidence of the relationship from his Instagram, he told The Times that his ex is a “wonderful” person and that it ended “in a nice way”.