REPORT: LARRY AND SHAWN KING ARE FAKING THEIR HAPPINESS Larry and Shawn King have gone on record to call reports of her cheating just rumors and claim to be in a good place after 19 years of marriage. Sources tell People magazine, however, that they are just covering up their "sham" relationship.
One insider claims, "This is an emotional facade they've been putting on for years. They're still miserable, arguing and sleeping in separate rooms, yet they continue perpetuating a front for the cameras." Another source addressed Larry's denial saying, "It's laughable. People in his inner circle know the truth. It's beyond absurd."
Larry is supposedly just staying with his seventh wife because he is scared of being alone at his age. He is 82.
He said on Hallmark's Home & Family last week, "It's an interesting word, 'rumor.' You know, I'm been in the business -- next May'll be 60 years -- and I've dealt with rumors a long time, interviewed people involved with rumors. Rumors are what they are -- they're rumors. And I tell you the truth: I don't pay any attention to them."
KATHARINE MCPHEE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO BE SINGLE Katharine McPhee is single for the first time in a long time and she doesn't exactly know how to handle it. The American Idol alum and Scorpion star appears in the new issue of Ocean Drive magazine where she discusses getting back into the dating scene following her divorce and most recent breakup from co-star Elyes Gabel.
Katharine explains, "I have not been single for very much of my life. I don't really understand how to date or how to be single. As soon as I know that I don't really want to be in a relationship with somebody, I don't really care to keep it going. I'm trying to date in a way that doesn't lock me down." The 32-year-old adds, "There is still a certain level of attachment with the prior relationship that I was in, so emotionally to be suddenly dating other people is not as easy. People say, 'You just need to hook up with a bunch of people,' but I am more of an in-love kind of person. I want to be in love with one person. I'm a one-man kind of gal and a kind of true romantic at heart."
She also addresses her six-year marriage to Nick Cokas which ended in 2014 just a few months after she was photographed kissing Smash director Michael Morris. Katharine says, "I feel pretty grounded. I got married really young, and then divorced, and in the last couple of years, I felt like, 'Wow, this is what I should have been doing when I was 20 instead of planning a wedding.' But I don't have any regrets. All of the choices I made I learned from in a really deep way. I have always been fortunate to have strong influences in my life who have forced me to look at my own choices and my own failures. I think we are all on that journey to have more awareness about who we are as a person and to grow and learn."
ASHTON KUTCHER SPEAKS ON THE PROS AND CONS OF SOCIAL MEDIA Ashton Kutcher believes in the power of social media regardless of the negativity that sometimes comes along with it like the recent Leslie Jones racist backlash.
He recently said while appearing at Iowa's Back Porch Revival Show, "I think people want to blame social media for a lot of things, but social media’s just a reflection of the world we live in. If we want to change social media, we have to change us." Ashton added, "Fame is not for the weary. The minute you start believing the good things that people say, you have to believe in the bad things that people say -- and they say both. If you want to stand on the public stage, you have to be ready to get booed."
Ashton also acknowledged his own mistakes on social media saying, "The thing that I've learned is to monitor myself and realize that there's a responsibility that comes with having a very large voice on social media. You're throwing meat in the cage and it doesn't matter how well-intended you are, somebody is going to tear it up. You get thick skin really quick."
BLAC CHYNA OPENS UP ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ROB KARDASHIAN Blac Chyna has opened up about her relationship with Rob Kardashian. In an interview with Elle, she revealed how they started dating, saying, "When I linked up with Rob, he was at a point where nobody could really help him. But I'm the type of person that likes to motivate my friends and help them figure out how they can do better. That's how we really started off."
She continued, "When I'm around Rob, I'm never all up in his business, asking questions. I let him be himself and relax. I'm not a therapist. If he opens up, and I say the wrong thing, he may shut me out. Sometimes it's just best to let people talk about it and get it off their chest. That's how I've been carrying the situation with me and Rob, and so far it's worked out."
CHYNA DISCUSSES TYGA, KYLIE AND STRIPPING
Chyna also discussed Tyga, his relationship with Kylie Jenner and why she started stripping.
On how she met Tyga: "He wanted me to go on tour with him and Chris Brown. I'm like 'No, I'm not going on tour.' I don't know what type of game you think this is." She said he later casted her in his "Rack City" video, only paying her $2,500 for her role.
On Tyga and Kylie: "When you don't want to be in a relationship with somebody anymore, you don't give a f*ck what they're doing. I was just like, thank God I'm out of that situation. And honestly, it was the best thing that I could've done, because my life has changed so much for the better."
On getting her start as a stripper: "I was falling asleep all the time in class. It wasn't working out for me. My mom used to be a stripper, so she was like, if this is what you want to do, be the best at it." She continued, "The most I've ever made in one night is $15,000. You couldn't miss me. You would want to come meet me."
WILLOW AND JADEN SMITH HAVE NOTHING BUT LOVE FOR EACH OTHER AND THEIR PARENTS
Most teenagers rebel against their parents a bit when they reach a certain age but 15-year-old Willow and 18-year-old Jaden Smith have nothing but love for Will and Jada. They chat with Pharrell Williams in the new issue of Interview magazine where he asks about their family connection.
When asked about their biggest inspirations, Willow reveals, "My parents. Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, 'I'm no better than you, but the fact that you're coming to me to reach some sort of enlightenment or to shine a light on something, that makes me feel love and gratitude for you.' They always give back what people give to them. And sometimes they keep giving and giving and giving. And some people don't feel like they need to give anything back because it's like, 'Oh, if you're famous, you can just keep giving, and it doesn't matter.' It's not just about money. It's not just about giving people gifts or whatever. What my parents have given to me is not anything that has to do with money or success or anything that society says people should be focusing on -- it's something spiritual that only certain people can grasp and accept. And that's how I act and move in the world today." Jaden echoes his sister's words adding, "I 100 percent agree with Willow on that one. My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that's where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world. It all comes from a concept of affecting the world in a positive way and leaving it better than it was than when we came."
Willow also discusses her connection with Jaden saying, "It's crazy, the sibling dynamic. I could've spent my entire childhood like, 'I have to love this person.' And it becomes a chore. But our parents were never like, 'You have to love them.' It was more like, 'You have your life. He has his life. And when you guys want to come together, when you guys want to commune, that's up to you.' And throughout us realizing ourselves and realizing each other, we just opened our eyes and were like, 'Damn, you are the yin to my yang.' Not a lot of siblings have that opportunity, because they're always being pushed together so much. They need their time apart in order to realize themselves and realize who they are."
BUCKINGHAM PALACE IS LOOKING FOR A LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER
Buckingham Palace is now hiring. The Royal Household website has several job opening including one for a full-time live-in Housekeeping Assistant.
The listing reads, "This is no standard housekeeping role. You'll work, and live, in stunning historic settings, ensuring that they're presented to their best for colleagues, guests and, of course, the Royal Family. Aiming for the highest standards, you'll clean and care for interiors and items from carpets and furniture to historic vases and irreplaceable paintings. You'll take care of guests and support special events too. And, in an environment where development and training is commonplace, you'll be able to grow your skills far beyond your immediate role."
The job pays around $21,920 a year but meals and housing are paid for.
The candidate will also get 33 vacation days, pension and access to recreational facilities.
CELEBRITY GOSSIP KIMYE SCORE NYC PENTHOUSE: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have officially worked a deal with AirBnB to rent out a penthouse in New York City for the month of September. They will be staying in the $10,000 per night triplex property free of charge. The property includes five bedrooms, six bathrooms, seven private terraces, an outdoor kitchen and a rooftop pool. It also comes with a children's play area. The couple has already been showing off their new digs on social media.
OPRAH WANTS STEDMAN TO CARRY HER TO THE POOL:Oprah wants her longtime partner, Stedman Graham, to carry her to the pool now that she has dropped some pounds under the Weight Watchers plan. She joke at the premiere of OWN's Queen Sugar on Monday (August 29th,) "I would like him to pick me up and carry me to the pool. I've lost enough weight, he can pick me up and carry me to the pool. I can straddle him without breaking his back." She has not revealed exactly how much she has lost since her last update in January when she was down 26 pounds.
KALEY CUOCO SPEAKS ABOUT COMMON INTERESTS WITH HER NEW BOYFRIEND: Kaley Cuoco is enjoying dorky dates with her new man, Karl Cook. She discussed her shared interest in horses with Karl during a chat with People saying, "It's funny, he's either the one riding or it's me, so we're rarely doing it together. But recently we did go on a little trail ride date. It was adorable. We hadn't really done that yet. One is usually cheering for the other so that was kind of cute to go out together. We totally held hands. It was very dorky!" The Big Bang Theory star added, "When you share something so special, some sort of connection -- for us, it's horses, but anything two people share -- you have that common goal and you know that you want the same things in life, day to day, and in the future. It just sets you on a better path. Having a lot in common is really important and we definitely have a lot in common. I think that that's what makes us so strong and really happy." She and Karl have been linked since the spring.
SCOTT EASTWOOD DENIES 'FAST 8' SET DRAMA:Scott Eastwood claims he did not see any on-set drama between Vin Diesel and The Rock while making Fast 8. He recently told Entertainment Tonight, "I had a great time working on the film. I don't know anything about that stuff." Scott added, "We had barbecues like every day on set. Tyrese would put on barbecues for everybody. We'd go run out and shoot a scene and come back and listen to music and eat grilled chicken." It is rumored that The Rock and Vin will bring their alleged beef to WrestleMania.
COLTON HAYNES ACCEPTS 'HRC VISIBILITY AWARD': Arrow star Colton Haynes accepted the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award and his emotional acceptance speech went viral on Tuesday (August 30th.) He told the crowd, "I have experienced a lot of 'wow' moments in my life, but I think tonight is probably topping all of them. I just want to thank all of you for letting me feel your love. I hope you feel mine. It's taken me a long time to get here, so I hope you feel that." The 28-year-old went on to say, "I'm asked to play so many different roles as an actor. Tonight, I can actually be myself. It feels incredible. I feel lucky just knowing that we have such a strong, fierce, united community that believes as I do that equality is our birthright. It's not a slogan. I don't necessarily feel especially deserving of this recognition. We all know that there are many other ways, many other people who have come before me and blazed the trail as LGBT advocates and role models. And I'm walking in their shoes and I'm following their lead. Instead, I'll accept this award as a promise. My promise is simple and real, and I'm not making it to you -- I'm making it to the next generations of lesbians and gay men, bisexuals, and transgender youth, and I hope my example will give them the confidence and hope to be who they are as well, and for them to conquer their own fears and their own hesitations." Colton publicly came out earlier this year but was criticized for the way he did it by The Real O'Neals actor Noah Galvin.
INDUSTRY NEWS LENA DUNHAM ANNOUNCES BOOK OF SHORT STORIES: Lena Dunham has announced plans to release a collection of short stories. The book will be called Best and Always and includes a story she shared on social media called The Mechanic. The entire collection will be released by Random House next year.
'WILLY WONKA' STAR REACTS TO GENE WILDER'S DEATH: Peter Ostrum, the boy who played Charlie Buckett in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has released a lengthy statement reacting to Gene's death on Monday (August 29th.) The 58-year-old told Variety, "He was the pro and I was a rookie. It's kind of like losing a parent. You know it's going to happen, but it's still a shock. He was not in good health at the end and it was not unexpected by any means, but when it happens it hits you like, 'Gene is gone and there will never be anyone like him again.' He was a gentle man, but he was also a gentleman. He treated people with respect and dignity. My gut feeling is that Willy Wonka wasn't his favorite role. But that's the role now that people across the generations remember him for. He was so quirky. You never knew what to expect from Gene. He never let on how he was going to read a line or convey an expression. That's why the film works, because he made Wonka so unpredictable." Wonka was Peter's only film role.
ANNE HATHAWAY TO STAR IN 'LIVE FAST DIE HOT':Anne Hathaway has signed on to star in and produce an adaptation of Jenny Mollen's book, Live Fast Die Hot. It was released by Doubleday back in June and is a collection of essays about self-discovery. Jenny and Gail Berman will also serve as producers.
PAGET BREWSTER HAS BEEN PROMOTED ON 'CRIMINAL MINDS': CBS has promoted Paget Brewster to series regular for the upcoming 12th season of Criminal Minds. She was originally slated to be a guest star for a multiple episode arc. Showrunner Erica Messer said in a statement, "We’re all so excited to have Paget with us full time. The BAU family has definitely missed her, on screen and off. Having her back on set has been great, it's like she never left." Paget originally left the show back in 2012.
'STRANGER THINGS' ACTRESS JOINS 'RIVERDALE': Stranger Things actress Shannon Purser has signed on to appear on The CW's Archie series, Riverdale. She will be playing Ethel Mugg in at least three episodes. The series is set to premiere midseason.