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Kanye’s Dome Prototypes May Be Torn Down Over Permit Issues, Neighbor Complaints

Kanye’s Dome Prototypes May Be Torn Down Over Permit Issues, Neighbor Complaints Kanye West’s idea to break down class barriers by creating domed housing units may already be kaput. TMZ reports that “several neighbors have complained to the L.A. County Dept. of Public Works” about the four domed prototypes he’s …

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Mothers of girls want to raise strong women, but how? The 44-year-old Angelina Jolie gave us a window into how she hopes to empower her daughters in a moving essay for Elle.

The actress and philanthropist also covers the September issue. Inside, she reflects on how women have historically been treated as witches, and linking what she dubs the "ultimate conspiracy theory" against them back to the Salem witch trials.


Jolie discusses the six children she shares with Brad Pitt: Maddox, who celebrates his 18th birthday on Monday (and is headed to college!), Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.

"I could not be prouder of my sons for the men they are becoming, the way they respect their sisters and are respected by them," Jolie praises, before revealing the advice she bestows on her daughters.

"I often tell my daughters that the most important thing they can do is to develop their minds," she shares. "You can always put on a pretty dress, but it doesn't matter what you wear on the outside if your mind isn't strong."

"There is nothing more attractive -- you might even say enchanting -- than a woman with an independent will and her own opinions," Jolie adds.


The Maleficent villain then went on to share how she chooses to reclaim and redefine the term "wicked women."

"'Wicked women' are just women who are tired of injustice and abuse," she writes. "Women who refuse to follow rules and codes they don't believe are best for themselves or their families. Women who won't give up on their voice and rights, even at the risk of death or imprisonment or rejection by their families and communities."

"If that is wickedness, then the world needs more wicked women," she continues. "But it is also true that women don't wake up every morning wanting to fight. We want to be able to be soft and nurturing and graceful and loving -- not everyone is born to fight. And we don't have magical powers. What we do have is the ability to support one another, and to work with the many great men who value and respect women as their equals."

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Cue up the most overzealous eye roll you can muster. Pretty much anytime Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton hit up Instagram these days, a large swath of the population freaks out. This week, it's over birthday wishes to Meghan, who turned 38.

While last week everyone was getting worked up about Meghan and Harry's overly casual birthday missive to their nephew Prince George, now everyone is sputtering over Kate and William's birthday wish to Meghan.

The missive that got everyone upset: "Wishing a very happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex today!"

Huh?, you may be asking? What's wrong with that? The issue seems to be the pic, which featured all of them, plus Prince Charles.

Here's a selection of the outraged responses:

  • "It was better to choose a picture of herself alone."
  • "Wait...and why doesn't she have a picture of her alone? It's 'HER' birthday right?"
  • "All these royal photographers couldn't find a pic of Meghan in the center?!?! In a brighter color???????????"
  • "Why a picture of the whole royal family?! It's not about Kate or Wiliam sic or Charles! It's about Meghan! Ridiculous!"
  • "That they chose an image where Duchess Meghan isn't centered though the post is dedicated to her birthday speaks volumes as to the Cambridges' lack of class."

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Dakota Johnson appears to have had some dental work done, and Twitter is not pleased. The actress was photographed grinning at the premiere of The Peanut Butter Falcon, and fans noticed that her gap-toothed smile had been transformed.

One fan grieved: "woke up to find out dakota johnson no longer has her tooth gap, i'll cry myself back to sleep."

Another wrote: "I just found out dakota johnson fixed her tooth gap and i'm kinda sad because that was like her brand but if it makes her feel better i'm all for it u go queen."


Meanwhile, Johnson may have more pressing matters to think about. Just after news broke that she and her longtime love Chris Martin split, they were photographed getting cuddly in the Hamptons.

The 42-year-old Coldplay frontman was even spotted giving the 29-year-old star a piggyback.

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The Hills: New Beginnings stars Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter have confirmed their separation after one year of ceremonial marriage Friday. As it turns out, their June 2018 marriage in Indonesia was not legally binding.

A source tells E! that their split was hardly unexpected: "Brody and Kaitlynn have had issues since the start of their relationship. They did not have a good foundation for marriage because neither of them trusted one another."

They got together in 2014, and split a few years later, then got back together, and Kaitlynn "pressured" him into marriage.

Their relationship was rife with "betrayal," a source says. But stay tuned for the fireworks on their MTV show!

"Kaitlynn also was no angel and has betrayed his trust as well," the source maintains. "It's been a mess for years now, and a lot of their arguments will play out on this season of The Hills."

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ANGELINA JOLIE GETS NAKED FOR NEW PERFUME AD: Angelina Jolie rolls naked through gray satin sheets as "Wild Thing" by The Troggs plays in the background in a new spot for Guerlain Mon Guerlain Intense fragrance. "The campaign is set in the rural surroundings of Angelina Jolie's Cambodian home," the brand revealed of the ad, which was shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer, Emmanuel Lubezki. And yes, much of her body art was on display.

HEIDI KLUM MARRIES TOM KAULITZ AGAIN: Heidi Klum and Tokio Hotel musician Tom Kaulitz got legally married in February, but they celebrated their love in front of family and friends on Saturday in Capri, Italy. Klum's parents Erna and Gunther were in attendance as well as her children, daughters Leni, 15, and Lou, 9, and sons Henry, 14, Johan, 12.

DISNEY HAILS CAMERON BOYCE: The Disney Channel dedicated Descendants 3 to the late star Cameron Boyce, and then followed up the dedication with a sweet video tribute to the late star. Boyce died at age 20 unexpectedly from a complication that stemmed from epilepsy.

TYLER CAMERON AND HANNAH BROWN …? The Bachelorette Hannah Brown is making up with her runner-up Tyler Cameron after dumping Jed Wyatt following claims made by his ex-girlfriend. Brown invited Cameron over for drinks during the show's live finale last week, and he was spotted leaving her home Friday a.m. Think they'll make a go of it?

BINDI IRWIN MAKES US CRY: Get out the tissues! Bindi Irwin has penned a note to her late Crocodile Hunter father Steve Irwin, following her engagement to her boyfriend Chandler Powell on her 21stbirthday. She wrote in part: "Dad, You would be so incredibly proud of her brother Robert. He has been such an amazing support during this beautiful new life chapter. I know you'd be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle." They have not yet shared a wedding date.

WENDY WILLIAMS GETS CANDID: Wendy Williams opened up about the recent family and personal drama she's been dealing with (including, but not limited to rehab, health scares and an impending divorce) on the final season 10 episode of her show. She said: "You've seen me pass out this season, you've read about me in tabloids and the paparazzi and all that, but through it all, my one joy -- aside from my son and my family -- is you. I'm not doing this show forever, but I certainly will be back for season 11. A lot of people didn't think we could do it, but we did it! September 16. I love you for watching, and I'll see you next time on Wendy."

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Kevin Spacey's quiet time is over. For months, the former star kept out of the limelight as numerous allegations of sexual misconduct poured forth.

But now he has emerged, opting to read a poem—ahem—about a wounded performer determined to overcome the persecution and wounds he has endured for the sake of entertainment. Spacey read his piece in front of the Greek statue Boxer at Rest in Rome, selecting Gabriele Tinti's poem "The Boxer," for the occasion.

"The more you're wounded the greater you are," he read with intent. "And the more empty you are."

Spacey read: "They used me for their entertainment, fed on shoddy stuff. Life was over in a moment."

He continued: "The more you're wounded the greater you are. And the more empty you are. I have endured no end of sleepless nights. I have spent hours and hours sweating to destroy and fall."

This was Spacey's first performance since the 2017 sexual misconduct charges against him were dropped. The case in Nantucket was the first of more than a dozen allegations against him to make it to trial.

Spacey did not speak to reporters present at the reading about any of the allegations. The event was not advertised, but some reporters were tipped off and appeared. Notably, this isn't Spacey's first performance that alludes to his trouble. Last December, he released a video in which he adopted the persona of Frank Underwood, his character from House of Cards.

He is under investigation in L.A. and London and denies wrongdoing.


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Echosmith Drummer Apologizes for Messaging Travis Barker’s Underage Daughter

Echosmith Drummer Apologizes for Messaging Travis Barker’s Underage Daughter Graham Sierota, the 20-year-old drummer for pop-rock band Echosmith, has apologized for sending a series of direct messages to Travis Barker’s 13-year-old daughter Alabama. “I had invited Alabama to my parents’ big family BBQ along with many other people, and it …

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Drake Announces “Care Package” Compilation Album Dropping on August 2

Drake Announces “Care Package” Compilation Album Dropping on August 2 Drake surprised fans Thursday when he announced he was dropping a new compilation album on Friday at midnight called <i>Care Package</i>. The LP gathers songs that were released throughout Drake’s career as standalone singles, plus tracks that were never officially released–including …

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Wendy Williams’ Staffers Secretly Look for New Jobs, Don’t Think Show Will Last

Wendy Williams’ Staffers Secretly Look for New Jobs, Don’t Think Show Will LastSome staffers for <i>The Wendy Williams Show </i>are secretly looking for new jobs, <i>Page Six</i> is reporting. A source said many of the staff are skeptical about the future of the show, and rumors are flying that next …

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America's Got Talent judge Julianne Hough is baring all, literally and figuratively. Hough posed naked for the September cover of Women's Health, and inside, she discussed the "massive transformation" she has gone through since marrying Brooks Laich two years ago.

Not that it's been easy. The 31-year-old shares that she was worried her NHL player husband wouldn't get it.

She explains: "I was connecting to the woman inside that doesn't need anything, versus the little girl that looked to him to protect me. I was like, ‘Is he going to love this version of me?' But the more I dropped into my most authentic self, the more attracted he was to me."

Hough started by confessing that she wasn't straight. "I told him, ‘You know I'm not straight, right?' And he was like, ‘I'm sorry what?'" explains the pro dancer, who created a new dance concept called Kinrgy. "I was like, ‘I'm not. But I choose to be with you.' "

"I think there's a safety with my husband now that I'm unpacking all of this," continues Hough, "and there's no fear of voicing things that I've been afraid to admit or that I've had shame or guilt about because of what I've been told or how I was raised."

The sense of safety and freedom is paying off in other ways. She says she decided to go nude for the shoot because of how free she's feeling.

Hough says: "I didn't want to do a demure shoot where I was trying to cover my body. I wanted to do something where I was free. Now I'm walking around naked all the time, and I love it!"

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Eva Longoria is standing behind her former Desperate Housewives co-star Felicity Huffman as she faces trial in the college admissions scandal.

Longoria told ET: "I think she has a heart that is bigger than the sun and that's the Felicity I know and that's the woman I choos. Longoria told the entertainment outlet Wednesday in Beverly Hills. "She was humbled by what happened and I think she did handle it with as much grace as she could in that situation."

Huffman also received support from her Otherwood co-stars, Patricia Arquette and Angela Bassett. Arquette told ET last month: "I think she dealt with it the best way that you can deal with it, but I know she's probably carrying a lot of shame and guilt."

Bassett agreed: "I think she's handling it like a grown-up person. She's handling it like a grown woman. It's a brave thing and a courageous thing."

Huffman and Longoria co-starred in ABC's Desperate Housewives from 2004-2012. Huffman is pleaded guilty and apologized profusely after admitting to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. As part of her plea deal, prosecutors are recommending that she receive a four-month prison term, lower than the 20 years the charges can carry.

A sentencing hearing is set for September 13th.

Another celebrity involved in the scandal, Lori Loughlin, is pleading not-guilty.

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ARE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW STAFFERS LOOKING FOR GIGS? Wendy Williams Show staffers are looking for gigs after one of the "most difficult seasons" they've ever seen, Page Six reports. The staffers reportedly fear that drama stemming from Williams' health, her rehab and her impending divorce may doom the show's future. "They are all well aware that all they have is Season 11 left, that's guaranteed, but until production company Debmar-Mercury announces that they are renewing additional seasons beyond the next season, some staff have begun searching for jobs," the source said. Meanwhile, Willams and her estranged husband Kevin Hunter's New Jersey pad is on the market for $1.895 million. They purchased it for $2.1 million.

JED WYATT OPENS UP ABOUT HANNAH BROWN'S RUMORED DATE: Jed Wyatt is speaking out about his ex-Bachelorette fiancée Hannah Brown's reported date with Tyler Cameron. The pair got engaged on The Bachelorette's finale, then quickly broke up after Brown learned Wyatt didn't end a relationship before the show. After that, she was reunited with the show's runner up, Cameron. She asked him out. Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, Wyatt said: "But, you know, her happiness is my best interest, I want her to be happy and Tyler's one of my friends, he's a great guy. And if that's what it's supposed to be, I support that."

KEVIN COSTNER DENIES HIDING MILLIONS: Kevin Costner is firing back at claims filed by whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld that he has hidden millions of dollars in a bid to evade taxes. Via The Blast, Cosnter's lawyer says: "In an apparent gambit to raise his own profile and continue to seek his '15 minutes of fame,' Birkenfeld has repeatedly spread outrageous malicious lies claiming that Defendant Kevin M. Costner supposedly hid millions of dollars in a secret UBS Swiss bank account to evade U.S. taxes. Birkenfeld has done so despite the fact that Mr. Costner never had any UBS Swiss account or any offshore accounts whatsoever."

JOHN DAVID DUGGAAR & ABBIE BURNETT EXPECTING CHILD: Baby on board! John David Duggar and his wife Abbie Burnett are expecting their first child. "We are on Cloud 9 about welcoming our own little Duggar into the world," the couple tells People exclusively of expecting their first child. "It really is amazing to think about being parents and having our own child to raise." The pair began dating in June of 2018 and married in November of 2018.

NAOMI CAMPBELL SAYS SHE WAS BARRED FROM EVENT BECAUSE SHE'S BLACK: Supermodel Naomi Campbell tells Paris Match that she was recently denied entry to a Cannes Film Festival event because of "the color of my skin." She continued: "The doorman did not want to let my friend and I in because of the color of my skin. The guy at the entrance pretended that the place was complete. But he let other people pass. It is for these kind of shocking moments that I will continue to express myself and make myself heard."

CATE BLANCHETT IS OBSESSED WITH … Cate Blanchett sat down with the Wall Street Journal for a round of "20 Odd Questions," and there were some interesting reveals. Blanchett reveals her obsession: "icebergs. I just went to Greenland where I got to experience some up close. They're magnetic and magical and they have such a shifting internal nature. I love the sound of the ice when the iceberg breaks. It's constantly cracking and carving." The one piece of clothing she'll never get ride of? "The shirt that I was wearing when I first kissed my husband. It's this really ugly navy shirt which I will never wear again."And her drink of choice? Tap water.

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Julianne Hough Comes Out as “Not Straight,” But “Chooses to Be” With Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough Comes Out as “Not Straight,” But “Chooses to Be” With Brooks Laich Julianne Hough comes out as a member of the LGBTQ community in a Thursday interview with <i>Women’s Health</i>. The 31-year-old <i>America’s Got Talent</i> judge adds that she only recently told that to her husband, NHL player …

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Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Officially Canceled

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Festival Officially Canceled On Wednesday, organizers officially canceled the embattled Woodstock 50th anniversary festival, which was originally scheduled for August 16-18. As Reuters puts it, “The cancellation was widely expected after a troubled five months in which organizers were turned down at two proposed sites in upstate …

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Lady Gaga “Seems Happier Lately” as Rumored New Beau’s Ex-Wife Posts “Poker Face” Pic

Lady Gaga “Seems Happier Lately” as Rumored New Beau’s Ex-Wife Posts “Poker Face” Pic Lady Gaga was spotted making out with her monitor engineer, Dan Horton, over the weekend during a brunch date in Los Angeles, and sources tell <i>Us Weekly</i>, “Lately, she seems happier.” The source also tells the …

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Taylor Swift to Perform in Central Park for “Good Morning America” on August 22

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R. Kelly Calls His Accusers “Disgruntled Groupies” Who “Pined” for His Attention

R. Kelly Calls His Accusers “Disgruntled Groupies” Who “Pined” for His Attention R. Kelly has slammed his accusers as “disgruntled groupies” in a new letter he sent to the judge in hopes of being released from custody before his trial. According to documents obtained by The Blast, Kelly’s attorney Douglas …

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Gina Rodriguez Bids Farewell to “Jane the Virgin” Ahead of Series Finale 

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Tom Cruise Is “Not Allowed” to Have Relationship With Daughter Suri

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Busta Rhymes Allegedly Flips Out on Passengers During Flight to London

Busta Rhymes Allegedly Flips Out on Passengers During Flight to LondonBusta Rhymes reportedly screamed at another passenger on a flight to England on Monday. The rapper became “agitated, aggressive and rude” to a female passenger who had put some of her belongings in his first class luggage space. A passenger …

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Queer Eye's Karamo Brown is reacting to Mario Lopez's remarks on The Candace Owens Show. Lopez and the host criticized parents like Charlize Theron, who recently shared that she is raising her 7-year-old adopted child as a girl based on her request.

Owens referred to raising transgender kids as a "weird trend" and "scary," to which Lopez agreed calling it "dangerous" and "alarming."

Lopez said: "My God, if you're 3 years old and you're saying you're feeling a certain way, and think you're a boy or a girl, or whatever the case may be... I think it's dangerous, as a parent, to make that determination."

Lopez, 45, has three children with wife Courtney: Gia Francesca, 8½, Dominic Luciano, 5½, and Santino Rafael, 3 weeks.

Lopez also called out Hollywood for what he calls its lack of tolerance for different opinions.

Lopez said: "I think we've become now, Hollywood and as a society, incredibly afraid to offend. And increidlby politically correct. And for a creative community I think that's very dangerous and it limits you. It's interesting for a party or a community that is supposed to be about diversity and inclusivity, they're with you, unless it's diversity of thought."


Brown took to Twitter, writing: "I'm disappointed to read @MarioLopezExtra comments about parent's who support their child's openes sic about their gender identity. As a social worker I am trained to identify abuse or neglect of a child. Healthy & safe dialogue w/ kids is neither abusive, neglectful or 'dangerous.'"

Brown sent a follow-up, saying Lopez's career shouldn't end over his comments. "I don't think @MarioLopezExtra should be ‘canceled'. But I do believe he should be given the opportunity to learn why his comments are harmful to trans youth and their parents. Mario, I'm ready to talk when you are."

Lopez concluded his conversation with Owen by saying a child's "formative years" are a time to discuss gender identity.

After the blowback, Lopez walked his comments back in a statement: "The comments I made were ignorant and insensitive, and I now have a deeper understanding of how hurtful they were. I have been and always will be an ardent supporter of the LGBTQ community, and I am going to use this opportunity to better educate myself. Moving forward I will be more informed and thoughtful."

While several prominent activists and celebs took Lopez to task over his comments, others said he did "nothing wrong" and that his comments were being taken "out of context."


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Woody Allen's $68 million suit against Amazon, which he filed against the streamer for terminating his lucrative film deal, has been dealt a setback. On Wednesday, a judge dismissed several of Allen's claims.

Because of the ruling, Allen cannot sue over a contract that covered multiple films. Instead, he will have to show that Amazon canceled deals illegitimately for individual movies.


In the suit, Allen said that Amazon had "no legitimate ground" to nix their deal, while Amazon said its decision was in fact "justified," pointing to Allen's dismissive comments in response to the #MeToo movement. Allen had argued that Amazon also canceled the deal over resurfaced claims that he sexually abused his adopted daughter decades ago, claims he has denied, and said Amazon was aware of.

Amazon, meanwhile, argued that Allen's response to the #MeToo movement made promoting his films untenable.


On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Cote wrote: "The complaint fails to allege an actionable breach of the MAA. The plaintiffs identify no breach of a contract that does not relate to an individual film. The MAA provides that any claim for damages with respect to the films licensed through it may only be brought under each film's SPA single picture agreement. The plaintiffs have brought such claims in their first four causes of action and Amazon Content does not seek dismissal of those claims. The MAA provides certain benefits to Amazon, such as an exclusive 'first look' at Allen's subsequent literary and visual materials and the right to publicize the parties' agreements, but the plaintiffs do not allege that they suffered damages from the termination of these provisions."

In other words, although Allen will seek to hold Amazon liable for nixing the contract on four films, the judge does not believe that the termination of the larger deal stymied his ability to meet obligations to investors and distributors.

Regarding the breach of good faith, the judge wrote: "None of these promises are, in fact, distinct from the contractual obligations laid out in the parties' contracts. The plaintiffs essentially claim that Amazon is bound by an implied promise to abide by the terms of the MAA.... As such, the claim for breach of the implied covenant under the MAA is redundant of the plaintiffs' breach of contract claim."

A joint pretrial motion is set for March 6, 2020. Discovery, the judge ruled, must be completed by November 1st.

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Miley Cyrus, Raconteurs Become Latest Performers to Ditch Woodstock 50

Miley Cyrus, Raconteurs Become Latest Performers to Ditch Woodstock 50 On Tuesday, Miley Cyrus became the latest performer to reportedly bow out of the troubled Woodstock 50 festival, which was recently moved from a planned upstate New York venue. Organizers have yet reportedly yet to receive a permit to host the …

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