The daily gossip: Kylie Jenner insists she and Hailey Bieber didn't diss Selena Gomez's eyebrows, Paris Hilton's son also shares his name with a city, and more
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Kylie Jenner insists she and Hailey Bieber didn't diss Selena Gomez's eyebrows
Selena Gomez fans raised their eyebrows over some Kylie Jenner posts, but the pop star has decided everyone can go ahead and lower them. After Gomez recently mentioned on TikTok that she "accidentally laminated my brows too much," Jenner shared a screenshot of a FaceTime call with Hailey Bieber — who is married to Gomez's ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber — showing a close-up of their eyebrows. In another photo, the phrase "this was an accident???" was written over Jenner's eyebrows, prompting fans to suggest she and Bieber were shading Gomez and subtly referencing her eyebrow comment. Jenner, though, denied these "silly" claims. "This is reaching," the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star commented on TikTok. "No shade towards Selena ever and I didn't see her eyebrows post." Gomez, meanwhile, called the drama "unnecessary" — only to stir up some more by defending Taylor Swift in the comments of a TikTok that shows Bieber gagging at the mention of Swift's name. Consider our eyebrows once again raised.
Paris Hilton's son also shares his name with a city
Paris Hilton's family tree is also a geography lesson. The "Stars Are Blind" singer has revealed the name of her newborn son, which, like his mother's, is shared with a major city: Phoenix. "I've been planning my children's names for years and years," Hilton said on her podcast This Is Paris, noting that she wanted a city name because "I love to travel and I just love exotic names." She also liked Phoenix because it has "other meanings," e.g. it's also "the bird that flames out and then rises from the ashes to fly again." Hilton welcomed her first child with her husband Carter Reum in January. But spoiler alert: the heiress said that if she has a daughter, she already has a name picked out for her, too. "I knew when I was a little girl that I always wanted to have a daughter one day named London because London is one of my favorite cities in the world," she said. Well, that settles it — competing to host the Olympics is officially out, and competing to be the name of one of Hilton's children is in.
Paul Mescal calls out fan who groped him while taking a photo
Paul Mescal is speaking out against the total creep who recently groped him while they were taking a photo. In an interview with the Evening Standard, the Oscar-nominated Aftersun actor revealed a woman recently touched him inappropriately while they were taking a picture outside the theater where he was performing in A Streetcar Named Desire. "As we posed for it, she put her hand on my a--," he recalled. Mescal initially "thought it was an accident" and moved away, "but the hand followed," and he remembered "tensing up and feeling just, like, fury." He says he told the woman to "take your hand off my a--," adding that it was "so gross" and "creepy," not to mention a solid summary of what his experience with fame has been. "97 percent of it is really nice," Mescal said, "then 3 percent is somebody, like, grabbing your a--."
Steven Yeun snags a 'key' role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kevin Feige has seen your "the MCU is going downhill" comments, and his comeback consists of two words: Steven Yeun. The Oscar-nominated actor, who played Glenn on The Walking Dead, has reportedly been cast in Marvel's Thunderbolts film, but not in a mere one-off appearance. According to Deadline, Yeun's role is "not only significant to this film," but a "key" one he could reprise in future movies. We don't know what the part is, but an early theory is that it could be Sentry. Either way, he will join the 2024 movie set to star Florence Pugh, Sebastian Stan, David Harbour, and Wyatt Russell as members of a team that's essentially the Marvel equivalent of the Suicide Squad. Yeun would be the latest Walking Dead alum to join the MCU after Danai Gurira in Black Panther and Lauren Ridloff in Eternals, not to mention the pack of zombies who wrote the script of Thor: The Dark World.
Rihanna is set to perform at the Oscars
Will a Rihanna performance lift up the Oscars' ratings? The Academy confirmed Thursday that RiRi will perform "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever during the March 12 awards ceremony, as she's nominated in the Best Original Song category. Lady Gaga is also nominated for her song from Top Gun: Maverick, though it hasn't been confirmed if she'll perform live. There is also expected to be a live performance of "Naatu Naatu" from RRR. For Rihanna, the performance will come one month after her Super Bowl halftime-show-turned-pregnancy-reveal, so we can only assume she plans to top that with a dramatic, mid-ceremony gender announcement. We bet you didn't prepare for that, Oscar "crisis team."