Following speculation about Taylor Swift’s absence from Karlie Kloss’ wedding last week, it appears Taylor had a good reason for missing the event: the Australian leg of her Reputation tour. Taylor arrived in Perth, Australia on Thursday. She joked that after flying for 131,313 hours she finally made it! Flying from the East Coast to Perth would take more than a day. Karlie announced her marriage to Josh Kushner by posting a photo on Thursday of their intimate ceremony in upstate New York. Taylor will likely attend a larger celebration of their marriage, which is being planned for the spring.
In a touching tribute, Liam Neeson’s son Michéal has changed his last name in honor of his late mother, Natasha Richardson. He has officially taken the name Michéal Richardson, as opposed to Michéal Neeson, because “He wanted to hold his mother close to him”, according to the 23-year-old’s grandmother, actress Vanessa Redgrave. Natasha Richardson died in 2009 at the age of 45 of a traumatic brain injury following a skiing accident at Mont Tremblant.
Selma Blair revealed in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday that she has multiple sclerosis, a lifelong condition that affects the brain and/ or spinal cord. The 46-year-old actress shared that she was diagnosed in August, but has “probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least.” I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken GPS. But we are doing it,” she wrote. “And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do from precisely but I will do my best.” She went on to share that she was “relieved” to finally know about her condition. Entertainment Tonight notes that other celebrities who’ve been diagnosed with MS include Jack Osbourne and Jamie Lynn Sigler.
The “A Star Is Born” Soundtrack Is #1 for the Second Week
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” sold another 143,000 copies last week to remain at #1 on the Billboard 200 for a second straight week.
Thomas Markle has revealed that he found out about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy on the radio as he was driving across the U.S.-Mexico border. He says, “I was sitting in line waiting to cross the border when I heard the baby announcement on the car radio. I thought, ‘My baby is having a baby.’ The first thing I thought about was holding Meghan in my arms as a newborn 37 years ago.” He added, “It was a very proud moment. A new baby is a blessing and I look forward to seeing a little Meghan or a little Harry.”
Pete Davidson mocked his broken engagement to Ariana Grande while performing standup in West Hollywood on Saturday. He joked, “Well, as you could tell, I don’t want to be here,” he went on, “There’s a lot going on… Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?” The 24-year-old SNL star went on to reference the tattoos he’s gotten for Ariana, as well as his ex-girlfriend Cazzie David saying, “I’ve been covering a bunch of tattoos, that’s fun,” he noted. “I’m f**king 0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]. Yeah, I’m afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that’s how bad it is.” Pete continued, “So, obviously, you know… we broke up or whatever, but when me and (Grande) first got engaged, we got tattoos. And it was in a magazine like, ‘Was Pete Davidson stupid?’ And 93 percent said yes. So my boy, he was like, ‘Don’t listen to that (expletive) man.’ …And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, ‘Yo, bro. Turns out you were stupid.'”
A hitchhiker looking for a ride from Brisbane to Byron Bay in Australia hit the jackpot on Friday when he was picked up by none other than Chris Hemsworth and his personal trainor Luke Zocchi. Video posted on Chris’ Instagram page shows the actor pulling over for Scott Hildebrand, an unsuspecting American musician who’d just made his way to Australia from Mexico. Scott repeatedly exclaims “no way” after being informed that they are taking a helicopter to their destination. The clip shows him beaming as Chris flies the group to Byron Bay. Scott has since revealed in a radio interview that Friday was his first time hitchhiking and that he didn’t recognize Chris at first. “All of a sudden we pull up to the helipad. They’re like ‘ever flown in a helicopter Scotty?’ and I couldn’t believe it and that’s when I was like ‘Who are you guys?,” he recalls. “Luke was like ‘that’s Chris Hemsworth, Thor’ And I was like ‘what? I couldn’t believe it.” He adds of the ride, “It was beautiful. We saw whales and dolphins. It was magical.”
Katy Perry was honored for her charity work Thursday night in Beverly Hills at a gala thrown by amfAR, the organization that supports research to find a cure for HIV and AIDS. But Katy also helped raise thousands for the cause by offering herself up for auction.
Katy and her boyfriend Orlando Bloom each personally donated $5,000 to amfAR, and then she told the crowd, “I would like to offer an experience for anyone who is really, really rich, to go to Disneyland with me because it’s my favorite place in the whole entire world.” Katy offered “six tickets, and lunch at the very exclusive [Disney] Club 33, because of course I’m a member.” The winning bid was $160,000. No word on who won it. During the gala, Katy told the crowd, “Today I understand that a courageous life is the only one worth living.”
She was also serenaded by former Glee star Darren Criss, who played a medley of her own hits for her. Among the songs Darren performed were “I Kissed a Girl, “Last Friday Night,” “Hot ‘N Cold,” “Roar” and “Teenage Dream.”
Super Bowl fans will not any Amy Schumer commercials between plays this year. Amy says she is turning down all NFL offers after they apparently blacklisted Colin Kaepernick and other players who kneeled during the national anthem as a symbolic protest of police brutality.
She shared the news on Instagram: “I personally told my reps I wouldn’t do a Super Bowl commercial this year. I know it must sound like a privilege ass sacrifice but it’s all i got. Hitting the NFL with the advertisers is the only way to really hurt them.”
She didn’t stop there though… Amy is also calling on others to join her boycott, saying Maroon 5 should bow out of halftime, and gave a shout-out to Rihanna amid reports that she refused to perform. “Once you witness the truly deep inequality and endless racism people of color face in our country, not to mention the police brutality and murders. Why not kneel next to your brothers? Otherwise how are you not complicit?”