2:55 p.m. PDT, April 5, 2022
Jason Momoa Responds to Rumors He’s Dating Kate Beckinsale
Jason Momoa says he “was just a gentleman” when he gave Kate Beckinsale his coat at an Oscars after-party. The stars were pictured chatting and smiling together at Vanity Fair’s post-Academy Awards party last month, and at one point Jason, 42, let Kate, 48, cover up a bit of his coat. But that’s apparently what it was, despite rumors to the contrary. “It was crazy,” Jason told “Extra” this week of the dating buzz that followed their conversation. “Everybody’s like, ‘Are you dating anyone?’ No, no, it was chivalry, the woman was cold… Absolutely not, not together,” he continued. “She’s very nice, I was very nice, just a gentleman.” Going forward, he added, “I won’t give my coat to anyone.” Jason and his wife, Lisa Bonet, announced their separation in January after 16 years together. He briefly opened up about the breakup on Instagram after taking the kids he shares with Lisa to the premiere of “The Batman” in New York, along with his stepdaughter, Zoe Kravitz. “We had a wonderful time in New York. Mahalo [thank you] to the fans and the press for being generous and giving us space for the kids, it’s hard enough to part ways in the public eye. We appreciate maintaining the privacy through these times, aloha, j,” he wrote at the time. Jason and Lisa share son Nakoa-Wolf, 13, and daughter Lola, 14.
Kanye West thinks Forbes understated his net worth (again)
Is there another feud between Kanye West and Forbes in the works? The magazine has just released its annual list of the world’s billionaires and although it includes the rapper now legally known as Ye, sources tell The Blast the star believes Forbes has understated his net worth. Again. According to Forbes calculations, Ye is worth around $2 billion. But in a report on Tuesday, April 5, The Blast says “sources close” to the rapper say his net worth should be around $7 billion, given his design deals with Adidas, Gap and more. . (He also still has a stake in SKIMS, the shapewear line his ex, Kim Kardashian, created.) A source reportedly said Ye thinks Forbes wants to “control and diminish him even at the cost of his own integrity.” Ye’s team also reportedly took issue with Forbes’ use of “last year’s earnings only” rather than including the “enterprise value of long-term deals in place” in its net worth estimate. Kanye’s relationship with Forbes, of course, has been rocky for some time. In 2020, he contacted the magazine via angry text messages and accused the publication of lying when it reported his net worth was just over $1 billion. “It’s not a billion,” Kanye reportedly wrote at the time (according to Forbes editor Zack O’Malley Greenburg). “It’s $3.3 billion since no one at Forbes knows how to count.”
Cole Sprouse Says Disney Channel’s Young Female Stars Were “Heavily Sexualized”
For Disney Channel alum Cole Sprouse, who planned to quit showbusiness before landing his role in ‘Riverdale’, “stardom is a [form of] trauma,” especially when it starts in childhood. The 29-year-old actor recently shared his thoughts on the difference between childhood stardom for boys and girls and “what it takes to recover” from having lived in the limelight at a young age.” My my brother and I used to have quite a lot of ‘Oh, you’re doing fine!’ Oh, you are unharmed! No,” the former ‘Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ star told The New York Times. “The young women on the channel we were on were so heavily sexualized from such an early age that my brother and I there is absolutely no way we could compare our experiences. And every person who goes through that trauma has a unique experience,” he explained. “When we talk about child stars going crazy, what we don’t really talk about is how stardom is a trauma. So I’m fiercely defensive of people making fun of some of the young women who were on the channel when I was younger because I don’t feel like she understands enough of the humanity of that experience and what it takes to recover.” For Cole, that “recovery” has involved taking the time for a side career in fashion photography and being careful not to comment too much, if at all, on his relationships. He also started an Instagram account where he only posts pictures he took of strangers trying to photograph him without getting caught. “It was an attempt to say, ‘Hey, I got caught too. an agency in the situation,’” he said. “It helped me a lot.” In addition to “Riverdale,” Cole stars in the upcoming HBO Max comedy, “Moonshot,” which premieres March 31.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker married in Sin City
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have married, with the help of an Elvis impersonator. The couple showed up at One Love Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas in the early hours of Monday, April 4, and said “I do” shortly after attending the 2022 Grammy Awards, according to April 5 reports from TMZ and People. Sin City Chapel owner Marty Frierson told People Kravis “asked Elvis Presley, it was mandatory” for their officiant. “They showed a lot of love and had a lot of funMarty recalls the private 30-minute ceremony. According to TMZ, the lovebirds had “started working” but had yet to sign a prenup. As of April 5, TMZ had conflicting information about whether Kravis had a marriage license, which would make their nuptials 100% legal. The Blink-182 drummer, 46, popped the question to Kourtney, 42, on a beach in Montecito, Calif., in October 2021. Congratulations!
Selena Gomez Reveals She Hasn’t ‘Browsed the Internet’ in Over 4 Years
Selena Gomez spent nearly half of her twenties avoiding social media and it made all the difference in her mental health journey. “I haven’t been on the internet in four and a half years. It’s completely changed my life,” Selena, 29, revealed on the April 4 edition of “Good Morning America.” “I’m happier, I’m more present, I connect more with people. It makes me feel normal.“Although she said she offers her team advice on what she shares with her 310 million Instagram followers, she doesn’t post anything herself or scroll through a feed to see what the others post.”I started having a relationship with myself,” she says. “I think that’s the best part. I’ve probably been the happiest of my life.” With her own mental health in order – Selena revealed in 2020 that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder – the actress and singer recently launched a new health platform mental health that she hopes will help others who are struggling. Created by Selena, her mother Mandy Teefey and mental health activist Daniella Pierson, Wondermind offers “mental health advice”, resources and a place to conversation about people who “navigate their feelings” depending on the website. On “GMA,” Selena said she hopes Wondermind allows “people to be understood, seen, and heard,” while destigmatizing mental health issues.
Justin Bieber, other celebrity YouTube channels hacked
Pop stars like Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Harry Styles, Drake and Eminem seem to have had their YouTube channels hacked early in the morning of Tuesday April 5th. Bizarre and clearly unauthorized videos have reportedly appeared on the profiles that were affected, although most have since been deleted. According to the Daily Mail, a video that appeared on Justin’s channel was dubbed “Justin bieber – Free Paco Sanz (ft. Will Smith, Chris Rock, Skinny flex & Los Pelaos)” and showed Paco – a convicted Spanish fraudster – singing with a guitar upside down in his hands. Some outlets have suggested the alleged hacker added the names of Will Smith and Chris Rock as clickbait following Will’s Oscar slap. According to the New York Post, the person who operates the @lospelaosbro Twitter account has claimed responsibility for the hacks.
Chris Rock’s brother isn’t buying Will Smith’s apology for Oscar slap
Chris Rock would never have joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s trendy haircut during her Oscar presentation if he had known she had alopecia, which causes hair loss. That’s according to Chris’ younger brother, Kenny Rock, who recently spoke with the Los Angeles Times about Will Smith’s decision to take the stage and slap Chris for the “GI Jane 2” crack. “The joke was funny. It wasn’t hilarious, but I know if he knew she had alopecia…he wouldn’t joke about it. But he didn’t know.w,” Kenny said in an interview published Monday, April 4. “It eats at me to watch it over and over again because you saw a loved one get attacked and there’s nothing you can do about it,” he said. he explained, “Every time I watch the videos, it’s like an interpretation that keeps spinning around in my head. My brother was no threat to him and you had no respect for him then. You just put him down in front of millions of people watching the show.” When asked if he accepted the apology Will eventually offered Chris on social media, Kenny said no. and cried and accepted the award, but he didn’t, so, there, that tells me that’s something else,” he explained. “No, I don’t accept it because I don’t think it was genuine. I think his publicist and the people who work under him probably advised him to do it.”
Why Hilaria Baldwin is waiting to go public with the sex of her seventh child
Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, recently confirmed that they are expecting their seventh child together. In a pregnancy update on Tuesday, April 5, Hilaria revealed that she knows the gender of the soon-to-be baby, but said she’s not ready to go public with the information just yet. “I know and I’ll tell you but I’m expecting two things,” she shared on her Instagram Stories, according to People. “1. I lost a baby at 4 months in 2019 (maybe some of you remember this). I think of her daily and understand that motherhood has its beauty and darkness. But I ‘ll wait until I’m past the time when I lost my daughter,” she explained. Hilaria went on to tell her followers that the second reason she is reluctant to share the baby’s sex has to do with her consideration of discrimination based on gender identity. “2. Many of you know how connected I am to the LGBTQIA+ community and I’m talking with a few loved ones about how I can be thoughtful and inclusive to help create a more gender-inclusive world,” said she writes. “Quite frankly, it may be continuing as I have. But given all the prejudice I see in this country right now, I need to pause and think about it carefully and get some advice. It hurts me so much. It hurts to see people being vilified and harassed and not included just because they are who they are, peaceful, loving, beautiful humans.