Report: Brad Not Responding To Angelina's Divorce Petition To Avoid Custody War

Posted on Fri Oct 21st, 2016 7:41am PDT       By X17 Staff

Basically he's not ready to suit up for battle against her!

Brad Pitt missed the Wednesday deadline to file his own response to Angelina Jolie's divorce petition, and apparently that was done on purpose in order to avoid a lengthy custody war, TMZ reports. The actress filed for sole physical custody of their six children, but the actor wants joint physical custody, and he believes it "would cause great psychological damage to their kids" if they had to hash it out in court.

The Malificent star could request a default judgment, but she is reportedly in agreement that their focus should be on the well-being of their kids, so she is unlikely to do so.

The World War Z star also wants the The L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services investigation into his airplane fight with son Maddox to come to a close before he makes any formal request for custody. There is the possibility that the estranged pair is able to settle the whole divorce privately, and that is allegedly the goal for both parties.

This isn't exactly as warm and fuzzy as a conscious uncoupling, but it sounds like it's not going to be a blood bath either!


Gaga Gets Her Claws Out When Radio Host Compares Her To Madonna

Posted on Fri Oct 21st, 2016 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Courtesy Beats 1 Radio

Lady Gaga does NOT want to be compared to Madonna -- no way, no how! The divalicious singer told host Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, on Thursday, when Lowe compared her life story to Madonna's: "I wouldn't make that comparison at all. I don't mean to disrespect Madonna... she's a nice lady. And she's had a fantastic, huge career. She's the biggest pop star of all time. But I play a lot of instruments. I write all my own music. I spend hours and hours a day in the studio. I'm a producer. I'm a writer. What I do is different."

Meanwhile, Madonna has mostly defended Gaga and lauded her -- she's just had one tiny beef with the Lady in the past, accusing her of ripping off "Express Yourself" in "Born This Way."

Gaga went on to tell Lowe, "By different [I mean] not just rehearsing over and over again to put on a show. There is spontaneity to my work. I allow myself to fail. I allow myself to break. I'm not afraid of my flaws ... I don't mean that in a disrespectful way. I just will not be compared to anyone anymore I am who the f--k I am and this is me. My life story is my life story, just like yours is. The thing is we all express things in different ways, but my rebellion at my father for him being angry with me, that has ended. It's like finally I can bite back."

Well okay!


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Kesha Busts Out Of Her Pink Lady Jacket

Posted on Fri Oct 21st, 2016 6:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

Kesha looked like a modern-day Pink Lady at LAX, on Thursday, with her sexy pink satin bomber and a short black suede leather skirt with ankle boots and cat-eye sunnies. And whoa, that cleavage!

The singer headed out of town with boyfriend Brad Ashenfelter. She probably needs someone to hold her hand and comfort her ... because things aren't going too well for Kesha at the moment.

The New York Times reports that while Kesha was the one who sued her long-time collaborator Dr. Luke, it's the accomplished producer who seems to have the upper hand. Many of Kesha's claims have been thrown out, she's had to switch legal teams and she still hasn't gotten very far in the two years since she filed.

It seems, all she wants now, is to get back to music. Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Kesha, said in a statement, “Kesha has been trying for six months to record and release new music. But he said that progress had been made only in the last month“It is hardly enough. Kesha still has received no commitments on promotion, songs or even a release date. We hope things turn around fast.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Luke's attorney, Christine Lepera, called Kesha’s return to the stage and studio “a significant retreat” after her efforts to get out of her contracts were denied, according to the Times.

“She had stopped her own career; no one else did,” Ms. Lepera said in an interview. “For her to say, ‘Now I’m ready, so let’s hurry up’ — she could have been doing this all along.”

Now, as both prepare for trial, Kesha has submitted 22 songs to Dr. Luke's Kemosabe label. Sony Music is mediating the production process and Dr. Luke will not work directly on the album. A Sony spokesperson said, "Creating a new album takes time, and everyone’s goal is to deliver a high-quality album consistent with Kesha’s past releases. We hope to share exciting new music with Kesha’s fans soon." We do, too!


Kanye's Pissed At Jay-Z Over Tidal Percentages And Playdates!

Posted on Fri Oct 21st, 2016 6:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Kanye West has a beef with his BFF Jay Z -- for reasons you might not expect!

The rapper ranted at his Oct. 19 Seattle concert, complaining to fans, "Don’t call me after the robbery and say, ‘How you feelin’?’ You wanna know how I’m feeling? Come by the house … Bring the kids by the house, like we’re brothers." West admitted he'd had a falling out with Hova recently, kicked off by complaints about Jay's Tidal streaming music service and the percentages paid out to artists, but it descended into something more personal: "It went into some Tidal/Apple political s--t about percentage on songs ...I can’t take this s--t, bro! Our kids have never even played together."

We have a feeling this all goes back to Queen Bey not exactly loving Kim. Dang, it hurts when OG besties fall out because of their wives! And wouldn't a playdate between Nori and Blue Ivy just be the cutest?! Jay, get Bey on board with a mommy-and-me sesh with KK and North, stat!


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Brad Pitt Meets With Maddox For The First Time Since Private Jet Incident

Posted on Thu Oct 20th, 2016 1:50pm PDT       By X17 Staff

For the first time since the notorious private jet incident on Sept. 14, Brad Pitt has finally visited with his 15-year-old son, Maddox, reports TMZ.

The outlet is claiming sources in Angelina's camp say the father and son met with a therapist on Wednesday. The two were reportedly supposed to meet up earlier in the month, however the family's therapist didn't think it was the right time for the two to reunite.

Prior to the Wednesday reunion, Brad had met with his five other children under supervision. Apparently Maddox refused to meet with Brad when the rest of the kids did -- so the fact that they ended up getting together is a big step.

On Sept. 30, Brad and Angelina agreed to a temporary custody agreement in which Angelina gets temporary physical custody and Brad gets visitation.

The Department of Children and Family Services is still investigating the airplane incident in which it's alleged that Brad came in contact with Maddox when the boy tried to defend his mother. The FBI questioned Angelina and the kids Tuesday for the "fact-finding" mission.


Kourtney Kardashian Says Kim's "Not Doing Great" In Incredibly Awkward Interview After Trying To Dodge The Question

Posted on Thu Oct 20th, 2016 11:55am PDT       By X17 Staff

We've met her before and she sucks, so this doesn't surprise us.

Kourtney Kardashian was doing an interview on Australia's Today Extra show yesterday, and when the host tried to get an update on how Kim is doing following her robbery, the reality star went silent and pretended to have technical difficulties. Then, she began talking to someone off-camera before staring blankly at the monitor as the host tried asking the question again.

Finally, the least famous K sister broke down and coughed up some info.

"You know, she's not doing great. I think we're all really still shaken up. I think she has a big supportive family and I know that, like, all of the traumatic things that we've been through, you know, we get through them together as a family and that's what family is about," she said.

"I feel like in our family especially, [when] we go through traumatic things just like our lives move so quickly at times we don't have a chance to digest them. But I felt, like, you know I have personally been taking time to just digest everything and - you know, I'm still shaken up," she added. You're shaken up? Nothing happened to you, idiot!

Can someone make Kourtney Kardashian go away for good? We're tired of her. She would have no fame, money, or relevance if it wasn't for her more interesting siblings. Buh bye!


Tom Cruise Reenacts Film Career With James Corden ... And It's Epic

Posted on Thu Oct 20th, 2016 11:10am PDT       By X17 Staff

James Corden and Tom Cruise recreating 30 years of movie magic in one epic sketch?! Now that's our kind of collab!

The funnyman and the A-lister reenacted scenes from Cruise's long list of films on The Late Late Show on Wednesday night -- and pretty much every second of it was on point.

The hilarious sketch showed Cruise and Corden recreating scene after scene at a breakneck pace from Top Gun, Rain Man, Risky Business, Vanilla Sky and many more of the actor's famous films.

Our favorite part of the nine-minute montage, which spanned more than 30 years of the superstar's blockbuster career, was when the twosome replicated the spine-tingling scene from Mission: Impossible in which the actors hovered inches from the ground while suspended by wires before jumping onto motorcycles a la Mission: Impossible II.

Umm we want James Corden in all of Tom Cruise's movies from now on!


Report: Kanye Planning Lavish House Party To Celebrate Kim's 36th Birthday This Weekend

Posted on Thu Oct 20th, 2016 8:55am PDT       By X17 Staff

Yeezy's bringing the bash to her!

Kanye West is planning a lavish house party to celebrate Kim Kardashian's 36th birthday this weekend, because the rapper knows that his wife still doesn't feel comfortable going out in public following her traumatic robbery in Paris.

"Kanye’s scrambling to throw Kim a house party that will be more lit than the ones Kid & Play had. Kanye knows Kim isn’t ready to go out on the town after being robbed so he wants to bring all the festivities to her, someplace where she feels safe, and he’s thinking home is best," a source dished to Hollywood Life.

So what's this fete going to look like?

"He wants all her celeb friends like Amber [Rose], LaLa, Chrissy [Teigen] and John [Legend] to attend so it feels like she’s out and about. But a Kim party wouldn’t be complete without paparazzi. ‘Ye would love to screen and hire some photogs to snap photos of his beautiful wife while she’s celebrating her big day with her friends and family. Kanye just wants this day to be extra special for her and to make her smile,” the source added.

He's always surprising her with orchestras she could care less about, so we bet there will be one of those too!


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