The daily gossip: Kanye West spotted with rumored new girlfriend, J.Lo is moving to L.A. to be with Ben Affleck, and more
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Kanye West went for a walk with Irina Shayk
Kanye West was spotted in France taking what The Daily Mail describes as a "romantic stroll" — but in truth just looked like an ordinary walk — with model and occasional actress Irina Shayk. West's outing marked the first time he's been spotted with another woman since his wife, Kim Kardashian West, filed for divorce in February. Rumors have been circulating since at least last month that West and the 35-year-old model are dating; the two share a history that predates Kim, with Shayk having starred in the music video for West's "Power" back in 2010, when she was still with Cristiano Ronaldo (she later dated, and had a baby with, Bradley Cooper). West reportedly hoped to date an artist after Kim, which admittedly might be giving the 2014 film Hercules a little too much credit.
Jennifer Lopez is reportedly moving to L.A. to live with Ben Affleck
Bronx-born Jennifer Lopez is making like a real New Yorker — and moving to L.A. According to a source who spoke with E! News, J.Lo is reportedly in the process of "packing up her Miami rental" and moving to Los Angeles with her 13-year-old twins so she can be with Ben Affleck, a full twenty years after they called off their engagement. "She is excited about a fresh start and pursuing things with Ben," the source went on. "They will be at their L.A. home soon." Their home?! As if potentially moving in together wasn't clue enough, another source that spoke with Us Weekly confirmed that Bennifer is "very much in love" and "they are soulmates and always have been."
Megan Thee Stallion to become Megan Thee Lecturer
The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment is opening at Brooklyn's Long Island University this fall, and one lucky student will get a free 4-year ride, courtesy Megan Thee Stallion. The school is a collaboration between Jay-Z's Roc Nation (Megan's management) and LIU. Not only will the rapper sponsor education, she's serving up lessons herself. She's set to participate in a lecture series at the school where she will "delve deeper into her industry expertise." "If I can use my resources to open doors and create opportunities for at least one student, then it's a victory," Megan said. But the student hasn't become the master just yet — she's still studying Health Care Administration at Texas Southern University.
Khloe Kardashian is @'ing social media trolls
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't comment on Khloe Kardashian's social media posts. The youngest Kardashian sister has been clapping back at trolls in the comments section this week. First, a Twitter user criticized Kardashian's appearance in a migraine ad, calling her an alien. Kardashian shut her down, writing "I don't think you should refer to yourself as a feminist if you are attacking a woman unprovoked." Then someone had the audacity to deem her birthday tribute to ex-brother-in-law Kanye West "uncalled for." Kardashian responded: "This is MY FAMILY. Not yours! Don't comment as if you [are] in the know unless you are actually in the know. Weirdo!!!" Anyone else have anything to say?
The U.K. press is giving Meghan Markle's picture book terrible reviews
The kinds of people who like to get mad about Meghan Markle are — shocker! — mad about her new children's book, The Bench. "It reads as if it has been penned as a self-help manual for needy parents rather than as a story to entertain small kids," wrote the critic for The Times, while The Telegraph's Claire Allfree called the picture book "semi-literate" and "grammar-defying." The Scotsman's Aidan Smith further wondered, "Why do celebs who become parents feel compelled to mark the event by writing a children's book?" Hmm, perhaps because success is the best revenge? Page Six reports despite the reception by the U.K. press, The Bench was the #1 children's book in the U.S. on Amazon as of Tuesday afternoon.