Selena Gomez’s Instagram was deactivated yesterday morning after nude photos of her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber were posted to the account. The photos in question were the same full-frontal shots published after Justin’s 2015 Bora Bora trip. A member of Selena’s team later took to Twitter to update fans, writing, “We deactivated with Instagram to ensure it’s secure before relaunching! Hang tight.” Selena is the most-followed user on Instagram, second only to the official Instagram account with 125 million followers, according to a March 2017 ranking by Socialblade.
Beyoncé has vowed to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in her hometown of Houston, Texas. In a statement she said, “I am working closely with my team at BeyGOOD as well as my pastor [Rudy Rasmus at St. John’s in downtown Houston] to implement a plan to help as many as we can.” The BeyGOOD organization was established in 2013 to deliver philanthropic aid to places in need around the world and has previously provided drinking water to places like Flint, Michigan and Burundi in Eastern Africa.
Meanwhile, comedian Kevin Hart has challenged his fellow celebrities to support the relief effort. “I’m challenging a lot of my celebrity friends to follow my lead and donate $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey and The Red Cross,” he said in an Instagram video Sunday night. He singled out Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jerry Seinfeld, and Justin Timberlake. He continued saying, “People are in bad shape and need help.”
Katy Perry and Calvin Harris were photographed partying together after the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. The pair, who recently made peace after various Twitter feuds and recorded the song “Feels” together, hung out at the Highlight Room at the Dream Hotel, where Calvin was hosting an afterparty.
Kathy Griffin has revealed that her friendship with Anderson Cooper is over following the backlash over her sharing a photo of herself holding a fake, bloodied head Donald Trump head. After the photo was published, Anderson Tweeted, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.” Kathy says she understood Anderson was in a tough position, but she thought she deserved a text or phone call before sharing the tweet with his millions of followers. Kathy says Anderson went on to appear on Watch What Happens Live and claimed they were still friends–despite the fact that he still hadn’t spoken to her about the controversy. By the time that Anderson finally reached out to her via text months later, Kathy says she ended the friendship herself.
Having his eight-year marriage to Olivia Wilde end was so distressing to Roman aristocrat Tao Ruspoli that he spent four years studying relationships and creating the documentary Monogamish. The film examines why people get married and how they are able to stay together, and includes interviews with Tao’s relatives, advice columnists, scientists, sex workers, and ordinary couples. He says, “My goal with this film isn’t to tell people whether or not to be monogamous. There isn’t one answer to these complex questions,” Tao explains. “Instead, it represents a four-year journey traveling the world and unpacking the unspoken assumptions that inform all of our relationships.” Oliva and Tao divorced in 2011. She is now in a relationship with Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis. They have two kids together.
Former Bachelorette star Emily Maynard is pregnant with her fourth child. Her husband Tyler Johnson shared the news by posting a photo on Instagram of the reality star’s baby bump. Emily and Tyler already have two children together: 2-year-old Jennings and 11-month-old Gibson. Emily also has a 12-year-old daughter named Ricki from her relationship with her late fiancé, NASCAR stock car driver Ricky Hendrick.
Kim Kardashian is styled like former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on the cover of the new Interview magazine, which declares her “America’s new first lady.” Suffice it to say, the Internet has strong feelings about all of this. “Everything about this feels wrong,” tweeted Kwani Lunis of the photo shoot, which features several shots of Kim-as-Jackie-O and her daughter, North West. “It’s disgusting you would compare someone who was actually tasteful, respectful and great to someone who became famous for sucking d**k,” wrote another critic, while still another wrote, “Jackie Kennedy did not watch her husband get assassinated for this photoshoot to happen.” Kim, who also got called out (accurately or not) for appearing in “blackface” in the shoot, is referred to as “the most famous woman in the world” in the accompanying article, which features a revealing Q&A with transgender journalist Janet Mock.
It’s another girl for Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. The couple just welcomed a newborn, August, into their brood, announcing her birth on (where else?) Facebook yesterday. The couple’s other daughter, Maxima, is 18 months old.
Britney Spears recently took to Instagram to share some makeup-free selfies with her fans writing, “On days where I don’t get primped and made up for my show, this is the real unglammed me,” she captioned the slideshow. “So nice to meet all of you!! I call this my morning coffee at home look. #NoMakeupMonday.” I gotta say, she looked fab… actually, she looks better without makeup than she does with makeup.
Farrah Abraham has responded to the backlash she received for documenting her recent vaginal rejuvenation surgery via Instagram writing, “My lady parts are happy,” then she continued saying, “I don’t know. I just like to share things, especially if it’s good and health related. I think it’s just best to ignore negativity and only welcome positivity in your life and I think that shows for [daughter] Sophia and hopefully myself over the years and I’m just really happy about that.” Critics were quick to question Farrah’s motivates for sharing so much about her vaginal rejuvenation procedure online. “Farrah why? I understand you’re a mom and need the procedure for personal reasons but why make it public?” one commented. “Have respect as a mother for your child and for others.”