JESSICA SIMPSON CLAPS BACK AT NATALIE PORTMAN: Jessica Simpson is responding to Natalie Portman’s remark to USA Today: “I remember being a teenager, and there was Jessica Simpson on the cover of a magazine saying 'I'm a virgin' while wearing a bikini, and I was confused. Like, I don't know what this is trying to tell me as a woman, as a girl.” In response, the 38-year-old Simpson tweeted: “@Natalieportman- I was disappointed this morning when I read that I 'confused' you by wearing a bikini in a published photo taken of me when I was still a virgin in 1999. As public figures, we both know our image is not totally in our control at all times, and that the industry we work in often tries to define us and box us in. However, I was taught to be myself and honor the different ways all women express themselves, which is why I believed then- and I believe now- that being sexy in a bikini and being proud of my body are not synonymous with having sex.” Portman apologized, telling People: “I was talking about the confusion I felt as a young girl seeing the messages that I felt the media was sending out to young girls about very specific ways we should be. I made a mistake to say a name. It was absolutely not directed at her. I feel bad that she was hurt.”
JENNIFER ANISTON OPENS UP ABOUT THERAPY: She’s in therapy, no biggie! Jennifer Aniston reacted with complete honesty to reports that she sought out therapy following her split from Justin Theroux. The 49-year-old told Extra when asked: “I’ve been in therapy for years!” She is currently promoting Dumplin,’ set to land on Netflix December 7th.
KIM KARDASHIAN POSTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO SAINT: Saint West was the star of Kim Kardashian’s social media feed Wednesday, as she posted a shot of him with a special birthday message for the now 3-year-old. She wrote: “Happy Birthday to my favorite boy my Sainty Joon. I must have done something really special to deserve having you as my son. I love you to the galaxy and back.”
WILL LAWSUIT DISRUPT KEVIN HART’S OSCARS PREP? Kevin Hart is set to host the Oscars, but according to The Blast, a New York judge just rejected his attempt to have a $2 million suit against him dropped. The judge states: “The Court concludes that the defendants have failed to establish entitlement to judgment as a matter of law and that there are material and triable issues of fact presented and thus the motion for summary judgment must be denied.” The case, brought by former partner iGo Marketing & Entertainment, is set to go on trial January 17th, 2019, about a month before his February 24th Oscar-hosting gig.
LOGAN PAUL ACCUSED OF MISTREATING TIGER: Logan Paul is being criticized over a YouTube video that showed footage of a tiger. The owner of the tiger, Nicholas Perkins, was charged with four criminal counts, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, The Blast reports. The tiger was identified from videos that Paul posted. While Paul didn’t harm the tiger, the city attorney says, “Tigers and other exotic animals are not pets,” adding, “Keeping those potentially dangerous animals in a residential setting poses a serious safety risk for residents.”