Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 10:00am PDT By X17 Staff
Those boxing classes certainly paid off!
Gigi Hadid sprung into action when she was accosted by prankster Vitalii Sediuk outside the MaxMara show in Milan earlier this month, and while she received heaps of praise for her decision to elbow the guy and defend herself, she also oddly drew some backlash. Now, the supermodel is speaking to Lenny Letter
about the incident, and explaining the course of events as she sees it.
"I played volleyball, and my coaches talked about muscle memory. I started boxing two years ago and I always remembered that. Since then, I hadn't been in a situation that forced me to fight back, but it just came out when he grabbed—me it wasn't a choice. I do have that fighter in me. Honestly, I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did. If anything, I want girls to see the video and know that they have the right to fight back, too, if put in a similar situation," she wrote in the latest installment.
The catwalker then took the opportunity to call out a journalist who dared to criticize her decision to act aggressively.
"The first article that was posted about the incident was headlined: 'Not model behavior. Gigi aggressively lashes out and elbows fan in the face after he tries to pick her up...' That's when I really got pissed. First of all, it was a woman who wrote the story with that headline. What would you tell your daughter to do? If my behavior isn't model behavior, then what is? What would you have told your daughter to do in that situation?" she fumed.
In the end, she just wants people to realize that sticking up for themselves is not a bad thing.
"It sounds cliché to say it, but in the moment, it wasn't heroic to me. It was just what I had to do. It's very touching to me that people see it that way. I know people are put in much worse situations every day and don't have the cameras around that provoke social-media support. I just want to use what happened to me to show that it's everyone's right, and it can be empowering, to be able to defend yourself," she concluded.
Zayn Malik better never make her angry!
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 9:20am PDT By X17 Staff
BritBrit may be a great entertainer, but she’s not such a great matchmaker it seems …
In a new interview with Billboard, Taylor Lautner revealed that Britney Spears once tried (and failed_ o set him up with her sister, Jamie Lynn Spears.
The former Twilight
star chatted with the music mag on Saturday during the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, and opened up about the pop princess’ proposition to date her lil’ sis.
In the interview, the 24-year-old was egged on by his Scream Queens
co-star John Stamos, who introduced Britney’s set with Lautner.
Stamos said, “Britney tried to fix Taylor up with her sister one time.”
Laurtney did confirm the info but did not give many more deets, other than saying, “A few years ago.” The Abduction
star added, "A long time ago."
The Fuller House
alum did add, “I don’t think they went out,” to which Lautner admitted, “We did not go out.”
We wonder what happened there!
Lautner is currently single but he’s previously dated Taylor Swift, and actresses Marie Avgeropoulos and Lily Collins.
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 8:32am PDT By X17 Staff
She's giving Cait a little free product placement!
Kourtney Kardashian hit the studio yesterday clad in stepdad Caitlyn Jenner's new H&M workout line, and the reality star is definitely more trim and toned than she's been in years! The mother-of-three documents her daily exercise sessions with sister Khloe on Snapchat, and they're certainly paying off. Perhaps her hot bod is the reason why baby daddy Scott Disick is working his way back into her good graces?
Rumors have been swirling that the eldest K sister and The Lord are back together after a romantic trip to Miami, but other sources are claiming they're not officially back on... yet!
"They are getting along great and having fun with the kids but are definitely not back together yet. Scott has been very well behaved and if he continues this, it's very possible that Kourtney will take Scott back. Kourtney has been very happy with Scott lately. She seems excited to be spending more time with him," a source dished to People
Coincidentally, LD arrived at the studio just moments after the Keeping Up with the Kardashians
star. These two are way too friendly not to be boning!
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 8:10am PDT By X17 Staff
We thought big brothers were supposed to protect their little sisters -- not post their private information for the world to see!
Rob Kardashian once again flew off the handle on Monday -- and took his rage out on his sister via Twitter, posting his sister Kylie Jenner’s phone number on the social media site after becoming irate over his family's baby shower.
He didn't do it just once -- he posted the digits TWICE.
The soon-to-be dad wrote, “Kylie’s #….I ain’t hacked either this is rob dog lol."
Apparently the spiteful move was a result of the hot-headed reality star's ire over his baby mama Blac Chyna not being invited to the Kardashian's baby shower for his unborn daughter.
Rob wrote, “Didn’t invite the Mother of my child to a baby shower you were trying to throw me !!? You all must have lost your damn mind.”
Wow -- taking out your frustration on your teenage sister? That's messed up.
Since the hoopla happened Kylie's disabled her old phone number so the number no longer works.
Maybe this is just all a way to promote Rob & Chyna
, which airs on E! on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. Whatever's going on -- Rob's got major problems!
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 7:02am PDT By X17 Staff
Things are not going well for Selena Gomez ...
After cancelling her tour over the summer, the pop star has secretly checked into a rehab center on the East Coast earlier this month in an attempt to get the reigns on her current emotional and health crisis, according to RadarOnline.com
Gomez shocked fans when she had a number of meltdowns and then cancelled her Revival tour in late August. The "Hands to Myself" singer announced she was taking a break so that she could focus on her health. The site is reporting that the singer, who has been battling lupus for the past few years, "is going to extraordinary lengths to get her life back on track."
Whatever is going on, we're glad she's getting the help she needs ...
Another source said that Gomez is at female-only treatment center. The source told Radar: "The facility is a women's only facility in a secluded wooded area ... She's staying for more than 60 days."
Instead of going to some joke Malibu treatment center, it appears as if Gomez is going to a Christian-based rehab. The source says the facility “is not a huge celebrity center or anything like that, and it’s not somewhere where Selena has any ties."
The source added, “The rehab has a Christianity-based track, which might have been appealing given her religious background.”
During her two-month stay, Gomez will be participate in intense private and group therapy sessions.
What could be an issue is that eventually, according to the source, “Residents are allowed to leave as a group on occasion for day trips to the surrounding area."
Another insider told the publication, “They’ve significantly heightened security since she checked in.”
The source also made it clear that Gomez that is NOT being treated for drug-related issues that this has to do with her depression and her lupus.
Let's hope part of the program is being off of social media too -- we don't want to see her get into another nasty spat with Bieber again!
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 6:30am PDT By X17 Staff
Robert Pattinson and fiance FKA Twigs landed at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday evening, but noticeably absent was her engagement ring! Are these two lovebirds calling things off, or was she simply giving her ring finger a break on the plane? There were rumors that they had split, but seeing as they're traveling together we highly doubt that...
But there are also rumors that there might be another Twilight
film in the works! Patrick Wachsberger, co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, recently revealed that you shouldn't rule out a Robsten reunion -- onscreen, anyway.
In an interview with Screen Daily
, Wachsberger said, "It's a possibility. Not a certainty but it's a possibility. It's about Stephenie [Meyer]. If she wants to tell a story related to those characters we're here for her." Given how much money the film made, we don't doubt she'd want to do another, but would Rob and Kristen REALLY be on board? That's doubtful...
Posted on Tue Sep 27th, 2016 6:00am PDT By X17 Staff
Another one bites the dust!
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts have split after 11 years together. They were never married, but they have two sons, Alexander "Sasha" Pete, 9, and Samuel "Sammy" Kai, 7.
The former couple said in a statement:
"Over the past few months we've come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple. It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship," the couple told ET in a joint statement. "While we appreciate your curiosity and support, we ask the press to be mindful of our children and respect their right to privacy."
We're so confused though! Earlier this month, Schreiber posted a photo of Watts in a sexy dress and leather boots and wrote, "Ay dios mio..." and around that time the two attended the Toronto Film Festival premiere of The Bleeder
(pictured above), which both of them star in. Perhaps that caused some problems?
While we can't be sure, there were some warning signs earlier this year. In March Watts chatted with Entertainment Tonight
about their bi-coastal schedules and revealed parenting gets tough sometimes. "There are days where you feel like you're supermom and doing really well and got it handled, and then there are days where you're like, 'Ah! I can't do this!'" she said. "It's like any working mom, I think. It's a balance."
Posted on Mon Sep 26th, 2016 11:22pm PDT By X17 Staff
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off against one another on Monday night at Hofstra University for their first debate, and the candidates went at it over more personal topics -- and also taxes, national security and jobs.
Debate host Lester Holt asked Trump to clarify what he meant when he said Clinton lacks the “look” to be president. Trump claimed he never said that (he lied -- he totally did), and replied, “She doesn’t have the stamina. To be president of this country, you need tremendous stamina. You have to be able to negotiate. Trump added Clinton might have political experience, but that it was “bad experience.”
Clinton's response (watch the clip above!) was just too good -- and most people seem to agree that if there was a winner of this debate, it was her. “As soon as he travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease fire, a release of dissidents, an opening of new opportunities in nations around the world, or even spends 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina,” Clinton responded.
Clinton went after Trump for his attitude towards women, and brought up former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom Trump allegedly called “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” Machado later tweeted in Spanish, “Thanks Mrs. @hillaryclinton for your respect for women and our differences! We’re with you! She studied and prepared for a career! She is ready and prepared to be President. Go @HillaryClinton! Go back to your casino #RataNazi”
While most of Trump's celeb supporters, like Kirstie Alley, Kid Rock, etc., remained silent, there were PLENTY of Clinton supporters who took to social media to share their thoughts about the debate -- and Trump's sniffles: