Rihanna’s fans are going wild on Twitter after photos emerged of the singer getting hot and heavy with a mystery man during her vacation in Spain this week. The pictures, published by The Daily Mail, show Rihanna and the handsome fellow making out in a pool and sipping champagne. The hashtag #RihannaHasAManParty began trending soon after as fans tried to figure out who the guy was. They also joked that Drake was sure to be heartbroken once he heard the news. “Rihanna has a new man, Drake is about to give us Take Care part 2,” one wrote.
OK! magazine claims Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn is trying to broker peace between her and Katy Perry. A source tells the magazine; “He persuaded Taylor that the whole feud is petty and pointless, and got them on the phone for a clear the air chat. Taylor said she was sorry, Katy agreed she’d been out of line as well… she didn’t need to make that on-air apology [to Arianna Huffington] but she did so to prove she’s genuine. It’s amazing the influence Joe has on her already, he’s been a hugely positive influence in Taylor’s life. She and Katy aren’t likely to hang out any time soon, but the negativity and bitching can finally stop now – and it’s all thanks to Joe.”
Mariah Carey has been promoting a new skincare line in Israel, but she keeps getting asked about a political scandal involving her ex-boyfriend James Packer. She had to tell one interviewer she doesn’t even know where he is . . . and because she’s Mariah, she got a little colorful with it. (Quote, “I don’t know where the mother[effer] is.” Apparently Packer, who’s a billionaire, has been accused of giving improper gifts to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. WARNING: The video has uncensored profanity.
Lindsay Lohan is joining the crew of celebrities (led by Gwyneth Paltrow and the Kardashians) capitalizing on the public’s curiosity about their lives and lifestyles by launching her own pay-to-peek website.
Lohan, 30, announced on social media Tuesday that she is debuting the Preemium to give fans access to her life, beauty secrets and lifestyle tips – for $2.99 a month.
“I am in a period of renewal and that’s why I deleted all my posts from Instagram,” she explained on her first post to the site, according to People, while telling fans on Twitter to “come see what I’m really up to.”
Fans can expect to see “personal diaries, video updates, exclusive personal photos, breaking news, fashion and beauty tutorials, shopping guides, behind the scenes content and much more.”
Katy Perry has finally opened up about her ex-boyfriend Orlando Bloom making headlines last year when he was photographed paddle boarding naked during their Italian beach getaway. The pop star recently told an Australian radio station that the actor wanted her to get naked too, but she declined. “You know when you’re dating someone sometimes, it’s exciting to be like, ‘Oh should we try and make out over here in this place?’ or what have you, and I was just not in the mood,” she recalled. “I saved it for the boat!” Perry went on to joke that Bloom stripped down because he was “just trying to show off for all the people back at the shore.” She also shared that she had been teaching Bloom about social media at the time and thought it was hilarious when his penis pics turned him into the #1 trending topic on Twitter.
When Halsey was asked by The Guardian last week about her controversial collaboration with Migos member Quavo, she responded by calling Iggy Azalea a “f**king moron” who “had a complete disregard for black culture.” Azalea has since hit back. “It’s a bit weird to bring someone up in an interview that you weren’t asked about,” she recently told an Australian radio station. “I don’t know her, I’ve never met her or interacted with her in any capacity so I thought it was a bit of strange thing to kind of throw that out there… I think she got asked a question and she felt uncomfortable with, for whatever reason she brought me up and felt like that was a good deflection.” The 27-year-old rapper added of the 22-year-old “Closer” singer, “But she’s young and you know I hope that she kind of learns maybe to be a bit less judgmental when she’s kind of in the same shoes. I’m sure she’s getting judged all the time as well by people who don’t really know her. So I think maybe it will be good for her to try be a little more empathetic to other people that are in the same situation.”
Following accusations of sexual misconduct on set, the producers of Bachelor in Paradise have come up with a new set of rules for contestants–which includes a two-drink an hour limit. According to TMZ, the crew and bartenders on set have been instructed to monitor drinking levels among the cast. The change comes as “part of a broader effort by producers to keep a tighter reign on the activities of contestants” after an alcohol-infused sexual encounter between DeMario Jackson and Corrine Olympios led a producer to file a complaint. As part of the updated rules, producers have also made a point of providing more food at all times during the shoots.
Donnie Wahlberg recently left a $500 tip for the overnight staff at a Waffle House in Edgewood, Maryland, after enjoying a 3 a.m. meal. Walberg, who is currently on tour with his New Kids on the Block bandmates, came in at 3 a.m. and left the generous amount on a $62.75 bill. “There were two servers and a cook, and he left a $500 tip for the three of them to split,” Jessica Reed, an employee at the Waffle House location, tells People. “They took a picture together and he was apparently really awesome.” She jokingly adds, “When I came in at 6 o’clock in the morning, the overnight shift was bragging about it.” One of the staffers even shared a picture of the receipt on Twitter and captioned it, “@DonnieWahlberg is the best!!!! #FaveWahlberg.” Wahlburg, who is known for his love of Waffle House, returned the love by tweeting a picture of himself with the crew and thanking them for the “awesome service.”
Britney Spears has denied that she solely lip-syncs while performing live. “I usually–because I’m dancing so much–I do have a little bit of playback but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback,” Spears revealed this week on an Israeli TV show. “It really p**ses me off because I am busting my a** out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it.” Britney’s tour manager previously addressed the lip-syncing rumors in a 2014 interview, telling Medium, “To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does.”
Margot Robbie has revealed the quirky product that she applies to keep her lips luscious: Bepanthen, a nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers. “I have a conspiracy theory that lip balms actually have additives in them to dry your lips out so you keep buying them,” she tells Elle UK. “But because Bepanthen is just a cream for dry skin, it works. It’s what I’ve used my whole life.” The 26-year-old Australian actress also shares that she uses a toothbrush instead of a makeup brush to blend her foundation into her hairline each day. “Especially because I have blonde hair but tanned skin, if I don’t blend it, it looks gross — you can see the foundation in my hair,” she explains.
On Tuesday’s episode of TODAY, Pharrell Williams admitted that he doesn’t change his 5-month-old triplet’s diapers. Instead, he lets his wife Helen Lasichanh handle the dirty work. “My wife is SEAL Team Six. There’s nothing she can’t do,” he boasted. She carried those three bodies and she’s just on it all the time.” He continued, “We do have some people to help us, but it’s serious.” Williams also joked about having a family of six now. (He and Lasichanh also have an 8-year-old son.) “I have a tribe,” he declared. “It’s an assembly line.”
Michelle Rodriguez revealed on Tuesday that she may have to exit the Fast and Furious franchise if the ladies don’t get more love in the next films. “F8 is out digitally today,” the actress captioned a photo collage of a few behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram. “I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise.” She continued, “It’s been a good ride and I’m grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years…One Love.” As expected, fans were quick to comment that the franchise “wouldn’t be the same” without her. Fast & the Furious 9 and 10 are already scheduled for release on April 19, 2019, and on April 2, 2021, respectively.
It’s been revealed that before Brad Pitt received his breakout role as a sexy swindler named J.D. in Thelma and Louise, casting directors were going to give the part to Robert Downy Jr. But they decided at the last minute that he was too short to play opposite lead actress Geena Davis, according to the new book Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma and Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge. Other actors who tried out for the part and were rejected include George Clooney, Mark Ruffalo and Dermot Mulroney. Willam Baldwin nabbed the role but backed out before the contract was finalized so he could appear in Backdraft. Meanwhile, Davis herself told director Ridley Scott to go with the blonde one (Pitt) after she got nervous and flubbed her lines when reading with him.