Venus Williams has responded to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against her in the wake of a fatal car crash she was involved in last month by stating that she isn’t responsible for the accident. Williams claims in newly filed legal documents that driver Linda Barson and her 78-year-old husband Jerome, who was killed in the crash, suffered injuries that were caused by their failure to wear seat belts and to properly maintain their vehicle. Williams also refutes Linda’s claims of extensive injuries, noting that, according to Florida law, her injuries weren’t even severe enough to get money in damages.
If you look at Hollywood hunks and wonder what it would take to look as good as they do, Chris Hemsworth is here to tell you there’s no celebrity secret to getting ripped. “No amount of money makes someone else do the work for you,” Hemsworth told Men’s Health on Tuesday. “If you can’t afford a trainer, that’s totally fine. Use friends; use anyone. Do a workout in your living room. It’s really easy to jump online to find nutritional plans and workout routines and more.” He adds, “Ultimately, being fit is about motivation and action creates motivation. Don’t wait around for someone else to come push you. Push yourself!”
Michael Phelps has addressed the backlash he received from Shark Week Fans for racing a CGI’d great white shark instead of a real one. “For those of you who are disappointed, I’m sorry for that,” he said in a Facebook Live video on Tuesday. He went on, however, to defend the TV event. “Everybody wants to try to pick on something or say something or complain about something,” he noted. “I had fun racing a shark and seeing those animals up-close and personal. If someone actually wants to get in the ocean and race a great white, go ahead–you aren’t going to get the shark to swim in a straight line–and it would be interesting to see.” He added, “You can believe whatever you want. Everything was either presented on-air during multiple interviews that I did throughout Shark Week or the beginning of the show.”
Jennifer Garner isn’t ready to jump back into the dating scene just yet, despite the fact that her estranged husband Ben Affleck is already in a new relationship with SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. “Jennifer is not thinking about dating anyone just now. She went through a lot with Ben and at the moment she’s concentrating on her kids and herself,” a source close to Jennifer said. “She has a tight group of friends who she can rely upon and she’ll get through this and move on with her life on her terms.” The source adds that the 45-year-old actress has been getting a lot of comfort from her children.
Kylie Jenner has reportedly been hit with a second lawsuit related to her copying an artist. According to legal documents, artist Sara Pope is claiming that Kylie copied one her most well-known pieces called “Temptation Neon”–a painting of white teeth biting a glossy set of lips–for a graphic used in her Life of Kylie teaser trailer. She further alleges that Kylie plastered the altered version of the image on social media and used it to promote the show. As part of her argument, Pope notes that Kylie has a history of lifting other people’s work–including the infamous Notorious B.I.G./Tupac Shakur t-shirt fiasco and another makeup artist. She’s suing both Kylie and NBC Universal.
Outspoken Trump critic Chrissy Teigen has joined the elite ranks of those who’ve found themselves blocked by the president on Twitter after she tweeted at The Donald over the weekend, “Lolllll no one likes you.” On Tuesday, Teigen shared a screengrab illustrating she’s been blocked from viewing tweets sent through Trump’s @RealDonaldTrump account. “After nine years of hating Donald J. Trump, telling him ‘lol no one likes you’ was the straw,” Teigen wrote alongside the image. Teigen posted her “no one likes you” reply after Trump tweeted on Sunday, “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.”