The daily gossip: Kim Kardashian thinks she knows who she caught COVID from, someone punched Miles Teller, and more
Kim Kardashian thinks she knows who she caught COVID from, someone punched Miles Teller, and more
Kim Kardashian says her COVID diagnosis was unrelated to private island birthday party
Kim Kardashian would like to clarify that although she and her kids caught COVID-19 after she threw her 40th birthday party on a private island, the two events are entirely unrelated. The latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians revealed that Kardashian and her kids contracted COVID-19 last year, and BuzzFeed News subsequently reported that she seems to have tested positive "roughly 10 days after returning home" from her controversial trip. Kardashian responded directly to BuzzFeed's article on Twitter, calling any suggestion that she got COVID-19 from the party "false." She then threw her son, Saint, under the bus, claiming he was "the first to have it in our family and he caught it from school from another student who tested positive first" and that "he coughed on me while caring for him."
Miles Teller's idyllic vacation with Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers goes awry
It's all fun and games until you get punched in a restaurant bathroom, a sentiment Miles Teller knows all too well. The actor and his wife, Keleigh Sperry Teller, have spent the last week in Hawaii vacationing with his former co-star Shailene Woodley and her QB fiancé, Aaron Rodgers (who is notably not in Wisconsin for offseason training). The couples spent their days hiking and jumping into waterfalls, and nights singing karaoke and watching the sunset. But TMZ reports Teller was punched at a restaurant Wednesday in Maui over a wedding-planning debt. Cue the end of the honeymoon phase.
J. Cole's pro basketball journey ends, but he had fun and that's all that matters
Five points, three assists, five rebounds, and 45 minutes of playing time later, and rapper J. Cole has returned to the U.S. after a stint with the Basketball Africa League's Rwanda Patriots. He seems to know his performance wasn't groundbreaking, but he had a good time and that's what matters, right? The Grammy-winner took to Instagram to express his gratitude. "Thank you to everybody that had kind words for me despite my inexperience," he wrote. He went on to thank the league, his team and coaches, Puma, and "the entire country of Rwanda." But his career on the court might not be over just yet. "I plan to get better," he concluded.
Jennifer Lopez spotted with another ex
Ben Affleck returned to Brentwood, California, this week after a whirlwind romantic getaway with his old flame, Jennifer Lopez, which culminated in the pair smooching between sets at the gym. J.Lo stayed behind in Miami, however — where fan accounts claim she met up with another ex, Marc Anthony. "I'm screaming!! What's happening today," wrote the GodIsJLo Instagram account, although many were quick to point out that the previously married pair share two children together, and it's no big deal for them to meet up (Affleck was likewise spotted at his ex-wife Jennifer Garner's house, visiting their son). Even so … "If J-Lo is doing a Cusack/High Fidelity thing where she goes back and asks the 5 most important exes what went wrong … I respect it," sportscaster Adam Amin tweeted.
Hugh Jackman resorts to buying bread
Hugh Jackman bought a loaf of bread this week, which apparently counts as news because the Daily Mail wrote a whole article about it. What is actually news, but did not make it into their report, is that Jackman's bread buying might be a sign that he's fully given up on his pandemic hobby of baking his own bread; the Wolverine actor demoed his homemade challah recipe to Jimmy Fallon last April, and gifted his sourdough to a pregnant emergency room nurse this past March. Is Jackman's return to buying his bread the surest sign yet that the pandemic is finally ending in the U.S.? Or do celebrities get lazy and crave the gratification of easy carbs, just like us?