Ladies, ladies! On Keeping Up With the Kardashians Sunday night, sisters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe duked it out over how, when, where and why to shoot their annual Christmas card, and how the choices they make prove THEY are the better mother/worker/sister/human being.
It seems that though the shoot took place moooonths ago, the wounds are still healing because while the show was airing the sisters took their beef to Twitter, and man did users eat it up.
“We all have our own priorities. Mine is being a mother,” Kourtney tweeted, kicked things off in an apparent swipe at Kim, who shot back: “And mine is not? The shoot was with our kids!!!!! My #1 priority is being a mother as well and I can work too, so can you!”
So Kourtney wrote: “And i do. But i wasn’t wanting MORE work, i already felt spread thin. Being a good mother also has different meaning to each of us. You’re an amazing mother, I’m not taking that away from you.”
Khloe tried to keep things civil, tweeting: “I just want peace” but Kourtney wasn’t having it, snapping: “Khloe let’s be honest here.”
So Khloe fired back: Hey @kourtneykardash are you watching the same episode I am??? Do you think I was picking on you? I was genuinely concerned about your happiness. Stop looping me into your drama with Kim! Don’t ever tweet me that s–t again!”
Kim stepped in, demanding a “CONFERENCE CALL NOW,” as fans begged her to “film it!” or “put it on speaker.”
Imagine Dragons’ concert in Houston on Saturday began with a scary moment but ended up being a unique experience for fans. Frontman Dan Reynolds was unable to sing due to some sort of illness, so he asked the fans to sing for him. In between the songs, Dan explained the stories behind each track. “Houston I’m so sorry for tonight,” Dan tweeted Saturday. “I thought I could sing through the sickness but I could not. And you sang for me. Thank you [with] all my heart.” With a concert scheduled in New Orleans on Sunday, Reynolds visited a doctor, who told him that one of his vocal cords wasn’t moving for an “unknown reason.” “I literally thought my career was over,” Reynolds tweeted. “[The 0=”doctor”] said it could be stress related but didn’t know.”
Nevertheless, Reynolds decided to give the New Orleans show a go, and was greeted with a very welcome surprise. “My vocal cord vibrated & I could sing again and I feel so happy I could cry forever,” he wrote.
Carrie Underwood’s catching heat after she told Redbook last week that she may be too old to have more kids. “I’m 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family,” the country singer and mom to 3-year-old Isaiah said. That didn’t sit well with several of her female fans. “I’m 38 and just had a baby…she’s being ridiculous,” one mom wrote on Facebook, while another asked, “You do know that everyone’s body is different, right?” Us Weekly says a third commenter said that while her 20-year-old sister is struggling to conceive, her 41-year-old mother-in-law got pregnant without any problems.
Beyoncé has made history at Vogue magazine by handpicking 23-year-old Atlanta photographer Tyler Mitchell, who is the first black photographer to shoot the cover of the magazine in it’s 126-year history. Not only that, but Bey has spoken candidly on her most recent pregnancy and body image.
On the birth of twins Rumi and Sir, Bey said, “I was 218 pounds the day I gave birth to Rumi and Sir. I was swollen from toxemia and had been on bed rest for over a month. My health and my babies’ health were in danger, so I had an emergency C-section. We spent many weeks in the NICU. My husband was a soldier and such a strong support system for me. I am proud to have been a witness to his strength and evolution as a man, a best friend, and a father. I was in survival mode and did not grasp it all until months later.”
On her body acceptance, Beyoncé said, “To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my a** off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.” FUPA stands for “FAT UPPER PELVIC AREA.”
Meanwhile, Bey said that while she was pregnant with Blue Ivy, she “believed in the things society said about” how her body should look. She explained, “I put pressure on myself to lose all the baby weight in three months, and scheduled a small tour to assure I would do it. Looking back, that was crazy. I was still breastfeeding when I performed the Revel shows in Atlantic City in 2012. After the twins, I approached things very differently.”
Bey even spoke openly about her ancestry, revealing that she comes “from a lineage of broken male-female relationships, abuse of power and mistrust.” She continued, “I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave. I had to process that revelation over time. I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.”
On her growth:
“There are many shades on every journey. Nothing is black or white. I’ve been through hell and back, and I’m grateful for every scar. I have experienced betrayals and heartbreaks in many forms. I have had disappointments in business partnerships as well as personal ones, and they all left me feeling neglected, lost, and vulnerable. Through it all I have learned to laugh and cry and grow.”
“I know that most of the young people on the stage and in the audience did not know the history of the black national anthem before Coachella. But they understood the feeling it gave them. It was a celebration of all the people who sacrificed more than we could ever imagine, who moved the world forward so that it could welcome a woman of color to headline such a festival.”
On empowering her daughters:
“As the mother of two girls, it’s important to me that they see themselves too—in books, films, and on runways. It’s important to me that they see themselves as CEOs, as bosses, and that they know they can write the script for their own lives—that they can speak their minds and they have no ceiling. They don’t have to be a certain type or fit into a specific category. They don’t have to be politically correct, as long as they’re authentic, respectful, compassionate, and empathetic. They can explore any religion, fall in love with any race, and love who they want to love.”
On her son Sir:
“I want the same things for my son. I want him to know that he can be strong and brave but that he can also be sensitive and kind. I want my son to have a high emotional IQ where he is free to be caring, truthful, and honest. It’s everything a woman wants in a man, and yet we don’t teach it to our boys.”
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were spotted canoodling after attending church together on Sunday. As seen in photos shared by Us Weekly, the new couple kissed while waiting for Pratt’s grey Tesla at the valet, before hopping in and heading out. Later, the pair attended dinner with Schwarzenegger’s. Her brother Patrick Schwarzenegger posted a video from the meal on his Instagram story, which shows 39-year-old Pratt and his 28-year-old lady sitting at the end of the table. The outing comes a week after the pair were spotted kissing during a frozen yogurt date with Pratt’s son Jack on July 29.
Priyanka Chopra wasn’t in the mood to gossip about her rumored engagement to Nick Jonas when she participated in a Q&A on Monday in her home country of India. “My personal life is not for public consumption,” she said at the event in New Delhi. “Ninety percent of my life is for public consumption, but 10 percent is for me…I have the right to keep that to myself.” She added, “My family, my friendships and my relationships are things I don’t think I need to defend or explain to anyone. I am not running for office, so I don’t think I need to give explanations.” The day before the Q&A Priyanka was spotted dancing at Nick’s MTV Spotlight concert in Singapore.
A New Jersey teacher saw a man short on cash for snacks in line at her local Wawa convenience store and stepped in to pay for them. It was only when the man thanked Ruth Reed and started a conversation that she learned it was country star Keith Urban–although it took some convincing. “I didn’t believe him, I asked where Nicole [Kidman] was and who was the lady,” she tells CBS3. “He told me it was his sister. He finally said that I could ask his bodyguard. It was then I realized what an idiot I was.” Ruth went on to say that Keith was “very gracious” and took a photo with her. The elementary school teacher has picked up a stranger’s tab at Wawa at least once a week for the past three years.
Becca Kufrin made her decision on the finale of “The Bachelorette” last night . . . and she went with Garrett Yrigoyen over Blake Horstmann. TMZ caught Becca and Garrett together months ago . . . essentially spoiling the season.
Speaking of months ago, Garrett is the jerk who came under fire for ‘liking’ some offensive posts on Instagram that mocked the trans community, a Parkland high school shooting survivor, feminism, and undocumented immigrants. They talked about it on the “After the Final Rose” special. Becca said she “doesn’t condone” those sentiments . . . but that ultimately, she doesn’t care and just wants to move on from it. So, they’re still happily engaged.
Garrett said he stood by his previous apology, and he thanked Becca for “helping him through everything.” And in another interview, Garrett said that just because he ‘liked’ the posts, doesn’t mean he agreed with them.