Miley Cyrus responds to criticism after Instagram Live comments
After a comment Miley Cyrus made in an Instagram Live post created backlash over the weekend, the singer returned to social media to clarify what she'd said in the profanity-laced original post. The controversy revolved mostly around the fact that she told followers, "you don't have to be gay," before making a pun about the negative connotations of a certain word for part of the male anatomy. "There are good men out there guys, don't give up," she said in the first post. "You don't have to be gay … I always thought that I had to be gay because I just thought all guys were evil, but it's not true," she added (via Elle). "There are good people out there that just happen to have d—-. I've only ever met one and he's on this live." The was presumably talking about current flame Cody Simpson as opposed to her ex, Liam Hemsworth, who filed for divorce over the summer. While some users complained about the seeming potshot at Liam, most of the critics who responded to the post slammed it as homophobic. "I was talking s— about sucky guys," she wrote on Monday, Oct. 21. "But let me be clear: YOU don't CHOOSE your sexuality. You are born as you are. It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of. Happy Monday!"
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Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney had a very surprised burger truck operator at their wedding
Emma Stone, Kris Jenner, Amy Schumer and more celebs headed to Rhode Island over the weekend to celebrate Jennifer Lawrence and Cooke Maroney's wedding. A burger truck operator named Kevin Tortorella was on hand for the nuptials, as well, though he didn't know he'd be slinging burgers for famous folks all evening (and well into the morning, apparently). The Boston Globe reports Kevin's truck, Boston's Baddest Burger & Sandwich Co., was the only food truck at the venue — a historic mansion that was recently renovated after a long period of being largely ignored. And as the chef told the paper, he had no idea until he arrived that he'd be surrounded by Jennifer and her famous friends at the gig. "I actually didn't know until I got on the property," he told the Globe. "I found out when I got there, and there were paparazzi everywhere. I was thinking, 'There's more to this than meets the eye.'" He said that he served food until 4 a.m. but isn't familiar enough with celebrities to identify anyone other than a "tremendously fit" guy who "looked like Hercules" and got two rounds of burgers. "My wife sure was mad when I told her where I was," he added. "She said, 'They couldn't have hired a more perfect person.'"
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Kim Kardashian reveals the name she and Kanye West almost gave Psalm
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's son can thank his aunt Kylie for his interesting name. On the Sunday, Oct. 20, edition of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kim revealed that her youngest son was almost named Ye, like his dad's nickname, until a phone call from Kylie put the family's name conversation on a different path. "His name was going to Ye, but Kanye didn't like Ye because Ye doesn't mean anything," Kim explained, according to People. "We looked up every name in the bible that had Ye in the beginning, and the only name was Yehezkel, and Kylie called at the last second and was like, 'No! Psalm and Saint sound good together.'" Kim and Kanye welcomed Psalm in May. His brother, Saint, is 3, while sisters North and Chicago are 6 and 1, respectively.
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Amber Heard slams Instagram for its gender-specific censorship standards
Amber Heard just clapped back at Instagram's double standard for censoring male versus female nipples in the most perfect way. Last month, an image of the actress from her Interview magazine spread was censored by Instagram because part of her nipple was visible beneath the open blazer she wore. So on Sunday, Oct. 20, Amber shared a photo she'd tweaked so that her "Aquaman" costar Jason Momoa's bare chest and head appeared where hers once did in the censored Interview photo. "In honor of IG's rigorous and equitable Community Guidelines against showing the Female nipple ..and since mine enjoyed the brief privilege that's afforded to my male counterparts.. I decided to pay homage by replacing it with a picture that DID meet IG's strict nudity guidelines and such careful gender policies," she captioned the shot. "See my stories to vote on which edit you prefer the most ..and thank you IG, here's to 2019!" she added, topping the move off with an Instagram Story post featuring the original image of her from the magazine and the edited image of Jason. "Is there a difference, with the options," she asked. "A. Yes, One is art and B. This policy is bulls—." She also shouted out Jason to let him know none of her posts were meant to be negative towards him. "Btw, love you AquaHubbs!" she wrote in the comments. "Sorry to use your pecs to make a point!"
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Duchess Meghan, Prince Harry, will reportedly take 'extended family time off' beginning next month
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle "are expected to take some extended family time off starting in November" following legal action the royals initiated against multiple press outlets. A source tells ET the two will use some of the time off to take their son, Archie, to the U.S., where they'll visit Meghan's mother, possibly over the Thanksgiving holiday. They're expected to return to the U.K. in time to join Harry's family at the Sandringham estate where they traditionally spend Christmas. Harry and Meghan have not shied away from discussing the effects the tabloids have had on their lives lately. In their new documentary, "Harry & Meghan: An African Journey," Meghan admitted she felt especially "vulnerable" to the press during her pregnancy. "So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed, I guess," she said. She then thanked the interviewer for asking how she was doing, saying "not many people have asked if I am OK" and that the challenges of being under such scrutiny are "very real."
Kurt Cobain's 'MTV Unplugged' sweater heads to the auction block
Frances Bean Cobain recently had to part with her late father Kurt Cobain's iconic "MTV Unplugged" guitar after losing it to her ex-husband in a property settlement. Now, another piece of memorabilia from the show is ready to change hands. Rolling Stone reports the mohair sweater Kurt wore during the filming of the 1993 acoustic concert is slated to hit the auction block on Friday, Oct. 25. The magazine spoke with the sweater's current owner, Garrett Kletjian, who bought it at an auction in 2015 after its previous owner, Kurt and Courtney Love's nanny, sold it to cover the cost of health care expenses. (She did so with Courtney and Frances' approval, according to Rolling Stone, having been given the item as a gift following Kurt's death.) According to Garrett, the sweater is not exactly in couture shape. It's stained on one pocket, has two cigarette burns on it and "smells like a grandmother's musty attic." But it last sold for $137,500. Auction experts say it could go twice that this week. "I look at that sweater from a different perspective than maybe some people do," Garrett told the magazine. "[Kurt] was obviously in a bad way at the time. I look at this sweater as something that he put on every day. It was comfortable and it was familiar. So I liked the idea that, while he might have been tortured inside, this was a piece that offered him a bit of comfort." Noting that he bought it not for its monetary value but because it holds "a special place" in his heart, Garrett said he is giving it up because "now it's time to part ways with it," adding that he hopes it brings its next owner, "some joy, too." The sweater is assumed to have been a thrift store purchase for Kurt.
Maggie Rogers calls out concert-goers after being harassed onstage
Maggie Rogers' second to last performance on her Heard It In a Past Life tour was marred by two men who interrupted her set to yell, "take your top off." She wasn't having it. The incident occurred during her Saturday, Oct. 19, performance, according to Billboard. By the next day, she'd posted a thoughtful response to what happened, explaining why it was unsettling (presumably, for those who have not been on the receiving end of such commentary). "… Every night before the 'Alaska' acoustic encore, I speak about gratitude and growth and change," she posted. "It's the most vulnerable part of the set. just me and a guitar before i say goodnight. last night, in the middle of this speech a man yelled 'take your top off.' another joined in and yelled 'you cute though.' i was stunned. furious. fuming, confused. and also – on a really basic level – it really hurt my feelings." She went on to say her concerts about creating a "safe space to amplify each other," which involves a "deep amount of trust." She also reminded followers that her body is her "greatest tool for communicating" the work she does. "I want to use this moment to be very very clear," she continued. "There is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show." She signed off by urging her fans to "be kind to each other out there."
Camila Cabello got a twerking lesson from Lizzo
Someone's got a new dance teacher! Camila Cabello got a quick booty-shaking lesson over the weekend from Lizzo after meeting her backstage at the Hollywood Bowl during a benefit for the American Cancer Society. "You were playing 'Tempo' in soundcheck, and I made an Insta-story of me twerking to it," Camila told Lizzo (via Billboard). "I'm not great at it. You've got to teach me. Please." Lizzo, who doesn't play when it comes to women's empowerment and self-confidence, then assured Camila she's "got that 'Señorita, joking that the singer's "hips don't lie." Camila, was seemingly unconvinced. "I have the material, but I don't know how to move it," she admitted. So Lizzo proceeded to show her how while the two shared seats next to one another on a couch.
Duchess Kate shares her first personal message on Instagram
Duchess Kate had an Instagram debut, of sorts, on Sunday, Oct. 20, when she shared her first personal message on the platform, according to JustJared. She and Prince William recently completed a five-day royal tour of Pakistan. Over the weekend, Kate shared a photo of her husband flanked by two children he met during their travels at SOS Village, an organization that houses and offers support to orphans and underprivileged children around the world. "The community at the SOS Village is built around family – and the best possible family you could imagine – where everyone comes together to nurture, love and protect the children in their care," Kate wrote about the charity, which maintains more than a dozen villages in Pakistan. "These vulnerable children, many who have come through traumatic circumstances, are nurtured in this caring environment and are able to form these quality relationships that they so desperately need to thrive," she continued. She signed the post "Catherine."
Seth Meyers hosts fundraiser for free mental health services for the military
Last week, Seth Meyers took a break from his late-night hosting duties to welcome guests to a fundraiser that supports free mental health services for servicemen and women. Speaking to the crowd at the annual Headstrong Gala in New York City, he explained why bringing awareness to the issue of mental health in the armed forces is so important. "In the military, there is a stigma to mental health, and there is a stigma to getting help and there is a stigma to getting therapy," he said (via Page Six). He then joked that it was appropriate that the benefit would be held "…in Manhattan, a place where there is the least stigma to seeing a therapist." Other celebs who joined Seth for the good cause included Jake Gyllenhaal; Chelsea Clinton has also been a supporter of the Headstrong Project in the past.