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Kim insists Kylie 'self-made'

Kim Kardashian has defended her half-sister Kylie Jenner after Forbes magazine was slammed for describing her as a "self-made billionaire".

Kylie, 20, starred on Forbes' cover and landed a spot on its yearly rich list after it was estimated her Kylie Cosmetics make-up empire, famous for its Lip Kits, is worth $900 million.

The magazine dubbed her one of "the 60 richest self-made women", but the accolade drew criticism after many claimed the mum-of-one came from too much privilege to own the title.

"I really didn't get it, because she is 'self-made' - we are all 'self-made'," Kim said of Kylie in an interview with Refinery29. "What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn't really make sense... I know so many people like that (who) haven't turned out to be as successful as Kylie. If anything, I've seen the complete opposite."

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star added that she is proud of her sister for "(taking) an insecurity of hers and (figuring) out how to make a really successful business off of it," referring to Kylie's lips, which she famously had plumped with filler before dissolving it earlier this month.

And Kim, 37, insisted that all of the Kardashian-Jenners have worked hard for their success, despite benefitting from the fame of their late father Rob Kardashian, who gained national recognition as OJ Simpson's friend and defense attorney during the football star's infamous 1995 murder trial.

"Me, Kylie, not one (of the siblings) has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice," she continued. "That's how I lived my life with my dad. He never gave me anything. We might have the opportunity, but I've seen it go the complete opposite way. Nobody works harder than my sisters and my mom (Kris Jenner)."

Forbes featured a shot of Kylie on its cover alongside the headline: "America's Women Billionaires" and a strapline which read: "At 21, she's set to be the youngest-ever self-made billionaire. Welcome to the era of extreme fame leverage."

Fans slammed the term on Twitter, with one angry user writing: "For f*** sake, if you start the 40-yard dash on the 39-yard line, you are NOT self-made." Another blasted: "Calling Kylie Jenner a "self-made billionaire' is like claiming you made soup from scratch because you opened a can and reheated it."



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Travis Barker returns to stage

Travis Barker is planning to hit the stage in the next few weeks following his battle with blood clots which forced his band Blink-182 to postpone a Las Vegas residency.

The All the Small Things hitmakers postponed two of their Las Vegas residency shows in mid-June after the drummer was diagnosed with blood clots in both arms, and it was later confirmed he was also battling a staph infection, which affects the skin.

The rocker has been visiting his doctors weekly, and now he reveals his recovery is going well and he could be back onstage in the next few weeks.

"I'm as good as I can be," he tells Us Weekly magazine. "I'm just following the doctor's orders. I actually had a staph infection and a ton of blood clots, and I've just been in a recovery period. So I'm just waiting for everything. I see doctors weekly."

"I feel like (I could be back to performing) in the next three weeks," he adds. "They're doing a lot of things to hyper heal my hand, so as soon as that happens, it's a green light."

Barker also insists he is doing fine after colliding with a school bus in Los Angeles on Friday.

"I was on the way to my son's basketball game and a school bus ran a stoplight and totalled my car... it was pretty crazy," he says. "I'm really lucky everyone's safe. Fortunately, there were no kids on the bus, just the bus driver. And my son and his best friend are all right. It was just more scary than anything."

Barker also stared death in the face following a fiery plane crash in 2008, which claimed the life of his security guard Che Still.

The drummer and fellow passenger DJ AM were transported to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia, in critical condition and Barker spent more than 11 weeks undergoing surgery, blood transfusions and skin grafts.



Lindsay Lohan, mom?

Lindsay Lohan has stated she wants to adopt her first child after bonding with Syrian refugees in Turkey.

The 32-year-old actress discussed her wish to have a family someday, which has been fuelled by trips to Turkey where she has spent time with Syrian refugees.

In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, the Parent Trap star admitted she is feeling broody but first plans to "save" a displaced child rather than having her own.

"I'll adopt my first child. I've spent time with Syrian refugees in Turkey, and it made me realise how much I love kids," Lindsay told the publication. "I just want to save them.

"I would love to have two or maybe four kids but I have no plans to start my own family yet."

The actress, who lives between Dubai and the Greek island of Mykonos where she has launched a small business empire as a club boss, has been single ever since she called off her engagement to Russian billionaire Egor Tarabasov in 2016. The split followed a highly publicized fight on the Greek isle.

Now, Lindsay insists she's loving the single life, confessing she's happiest when she is man-free.

"I don't really hang out with guys now. My focus is my friends and family," she continued. "My last relationship feels very much in my past.

"What made me leave it? Looking in the mirror and realizing what I was missing out on by being stuck in a toxic situation. I didn't know how to get out of it but eventually I had the courage to walk away, and that's when things changed."

"No one is going to hurt me again," vowed Lindsay.

She further insisted that she has no plans to live in the U.S., again, but happily returns for work and to visit some members of her family.

"I am close to my mom, although I haven't seen my dad in a while," she admitted.



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David Hasselhoff to marry

David Hasselhoff is set to get married to fiancee Hayley Roberts in Italy on 31 July.

The Baywatch star popped the question to Hayley, a former sales assistant from Wales, in May 2016, and they are now set to exchange vows in an intimate ceremony at the end of the month, before jetting off to the Maldives for their honeymoon.

"We're gonna get married on the 31st, you know, in Italy," he told Entertainment Tonight. "My birthday is on Tuesday and then we shoot out to the UK and a few places and then we're gonna get married, but a very small wedding with her family from Wales in Puglia, which is southern Italy... And then from there we're gonna go to the Maldives and we'll stay underwater for about two weeks."

The Knight Rider star was pictured wearing a gold band on his ring finger as the couple hit the red carpet for the taping of The Roast of Bruce Willis, which airs in the U.S. on 29 July, and he explained to ET why he was wearing it already.

"This ring that I've got is really special," he said. "It's my mom and dad's and I wear it for luck and I wear it for remembrance and so I thought, you know, it's nice I don't have to go out and get another ring. I'll just keep this one."

David, 65, began dating Hayley, who is 27 years his junior, after meeting in a U.K. hotel while he was working as a Britain's Got Talent judge.

This will mark the actor's third wedding. He was previously married to Catherine Hickland between 1984 and 1989, and Pamela Bach, the mother of his daughters Taylor and Hayley, between 1989 and 2006.



Ariana gets ink for Pete

Ariana Grande has added more ink to her collection of tattoos in honor of fiance Pete Davidson.

The singer's manicurist shared a snap of Ariana's latest Chanel-inspired nail art on Instagram, and eagle-eyed fans were quick to spot a new inking on her finger.

"DRIPPIN SWAGU @arianagrande This nail look yesterday," Nail Swag posted, prompting thousands to comment on the tiny 'pete' tattoo on her ring finger, just above her $93,000 three-carat engagement ring.

Ariana also has a tattoo in tribute to the comedian's father who was killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, while Pete has a black bunny ear mask, like the one the star wears on her Dangerous Woman album cover, and her initials etched on to his body.

The No Tears Left to Cry hitmaker later shared a video on Snapchat, revealing her to be caring for the Saturday Night Live comedian following the removal of his wisdom teeth.

Using a puppy dog filter, Ariana is seen kissing Pete on his bandaged head.

"Why did my doctor put this thing around my face like it's the 20s?" the comedian captioned a selfie of himself and Ariana on Instagram. In the shot, Pete is sleeping on a couch while Ariana is pouting sadly at the camera.

Her new tattoo comes as her ex, rapper Mac Miller, dropped a new track on Friday that seemingly alluded to his relationship troubles with Ariana.

The couple first met in 2013, and went public with their relationship in September 2016. However, they split back in May, and Ariana began her whirlwind romance with Pete, with the new couple now engaged to be married.

In the track Self Care, Mac raps: "Well, didn't know what I was missing / Now I see a lil' different / We play it cool / We know we f***ed up, yeah / You keep on sayin' you in love, so? Tell me are you really down?"

Fans were quick to connect the lyrics to the rapper's split with Ariana, though TMZ reports that Mac wrote, produced and finished the track last year.



John Mayer roasts Bieber

John Mayer roasted Justin Bieber for posting a steamy photo of him and new fiancee Hailey Baldwin.

The Sorry hitmaker shared the snap on Instagram, showing him and the 21-year-old model passionately kissing in a hot tub.

Racking up more than 8.3 million likes, Justin's followers were quick to post congratulations to the happy couple after news broke of their engagement earlier this month.

However, one famous follower pointed out an awkward detail about the make out photo.

Musician John was quick to spot that the photographer behind the snap was most likely in the hot tub with them at the time.

"Interesting dynamic with the photographer in the hot tub," the 40-year-old commented. "That's gotta feel super third wheel."

He joked: "I see a lot of myself in this hot tub photographer. Imagine being in a hot tub on business."

Justin and Hailey shocked fans when they got engaged while on holiday in the Bahamas, just weeks after reigniting their romance.

The pair, who briefly dated in 2016, flew back into New York City for a few days, before jetting off to Miami to dine at Komodo restaurant on Saturday.

While on their private jet, Justin posted a snap of their matching his and hers diamond-encrusted watches.

"Me and bae," he wrote.

The 24-year-old Canadian confirmed he had popped the question to his model beau in a heartfelt post on Instagram.

"Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly (sic)," he wrote on Monday.



Kate Upton pregnant

Model and actress Kate Upton is expecting her first child.

The Other Woman star announced the happy news in a post on Instagram on Saturday, as she showed off her small baby bump.

"#PregnantinMiami @justinverlander," she wrote.

Kate and baseball player Verlander, who started dating in 2014, wed in Italy in November.

In March, the sportsman gushed about married life.

"Married life's been great," he told People magazine. "I married my best friend, and we do everything we can to spend as much time together as possible. Honestly, I couldn't be happier. It's been a lovely first year of marriage."

Upton's announcement also comes a few months after she came forward with allegations of harassment and assault against Guess co-founder Paul Marciano, claiming he groped her breasts and made inappropriate comments to her during meetings and photoshoots in 2010 and 2011. Marciano previously denied all claims of sexual misconduct against him, but resigned from the company last month.

Meanwhile, Kate will be eating healthy throughout her pregnancy after launching a healthy line of ready-made vegan meals with Urban Remedy last month.

The 26 year old is a long-time customer of the organic, plant-based food company, and now she has created the nutrient-packed Kate Upton Meal Plan, which features a range of ready-to-eat dishes made with fresh ingredients, as well as health-focused snacks, juices, and smoothies, all in conjunction with the upcoming launch of the stunner's own wellness platform, Strong4Me Fitness.



Downton Abbey movie a go

The long-awaited Downton Abbey movie has officially been given the green light.

The highly popular TV series ended its run in the U.K. in 2015 and fans have been holding out hope for a continuation on the big screen - and now movie bosses have confirmed they will start production later in the summer.

Show creator Julian Fellowes has written the screenplay and will executive produce the project, while Brian Percival will direct and Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Marchant will also serve as executive producers.

"When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production," a media release from Neame reads. "Julian's script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival's hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen."

Details about the film's plot have yet to be released, but all the show's main cast members will return for the movie.

In November, the actors urged producers to push ahead with their plans to make the film even if the logistics of getting everyone to sign on proved to be difficult.

"Getting everyone together at the right time, it's not easy," actress Michelle Dockery told Variety, "but there seems to be a want for it. I'm hopeful that it will happen. Just getting everyone together at the same time isn't easy. There's 18 strong cast members in this."



Ronson’s album less upbeat

Mark Ronson has warned fans that his upcoming solo album will not be as upbeat as his last.

The British musician is the brains behind an array of chart classics, including Oh My God featuring Lily Allen, Valerie featuring Amy Winehouse and most famously Uptown Funk with Bruno Mars. Mark's 2016 album Uptown Special was lauded by critics and fans around the world following its release, but after going through a painful separation from his wife of nearly six-years Josephine de La Baume the following year, the 42-year-old explained his follow-up record will have a very different sound.

"It's like a DJ break-up record. I've been through a lot of s*** in my life since then," he told the London Evening Standard. "Nobody's ever gonna come up to me and tell me that "Uptown Funk got me through a really difficult part of my life.' There's music that you go to when you need something to fill you emotionally, and there's music you go to when you just wanna let loose and have a great time. My new record is probably in the former category."

Mark - who has also produced music for the like of Adele, Christina Aguilera and Robbie Williams - recently launched his own record label, Zelig, and has additionally teamed up with Diplo to launch a joint project called Silk City, named after a diner and nightclub in Philadelphia where they first met.

However, the music act almost never came to be after Mark grew frustrated by the DJ's constant travelling.

"He's running around in 700 countries, which drives me crazy because of my personality type. I'm so neurotic," he admitted. "I broke up the band twice before we'd even finished a lick of music, just through these petty texts going back and forth and me wanting to be in the studio all the time."

Silk City are due to perform at British festival Bestival on 3 August.



Feared Bieber would die

Justin Bieber's manager feared the pop star would die during his wild times in 2013 and 2014.

The newly-engaged singer has since calmed down, but Scooter Braun, who also manages Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, admits there was a period he feared for the young star's life as he mixed with the wrong people and landed in a string of legal issues.

He was also charged with assault and dangerous driving after he crashed his quad bike into a minivan in his native Stratford, Ontario.

But Braun insists he was never going to give up on the singer he helped turn into a superstar, even feeling that he had failed Justin: "I was not going to give up on him, I was not going to let him die, I was not going to put him in that position of: 'Oh, let's just keep him working'," Scooter tells The Guardian.

And the manager's worst fears washed away the day Justin sat him down and assured him he was ready to make a change for the better.

"He looked me in the eye and said, 'I'm making a change'," Braun recalls, insisting Bieber's faith put him back on the right path.

"The best thing that happened to Justin Bieber is that he found God," he adds. "He was able to remove himself from being worshipped, and realize he's in service to others. Because I don't think human beings are built to be worshipped."

The singer is now trouble-free and planning a new life with fiancee Hailey Baldwin after the couple became engaged earlier this month.



10 years for Selena's hacker

A New Jersey woman is facing a long spell behind bars after she was charged with hacking into Selena Gomez's email accounts.

Susan Atrach stands accused of accessing and stealing the singer's digital property and posting it online.

She's also charged with nabbing information from one of Selena's associates.

According to the Los Angeles Country District Attorney, Atrach has been hit with five felony counts of identity theft, five felony counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or to control or obtain money, property or data, and one felony count of accessing and using computer data or taking supporting documentation without permission.

Sources tell The Blast the crimes took place between June, 2015 and February, 2016.

The maximum penalty could land Atrach behind bars for up to a decade after she is arraigned next month.

The drama didn't help Selena's stress levels as she battled lupus ahead of a 2017 kidney transplant - the star recently revealed she had moved out of Los Angeles in a bid to remove stress from her life.

The surgery made her rethink her life and she insists she no longer wants to waste time on stressful situations.

"I've just kind of stepped back a bit," she told breakfast show Good Morning America in an interview that aired last month. "I enjoy my life. I don't really think about anything that causes me stress anymore, which is really nice. I don't even live in Los Angeles anymore. I don't pay attention to trying to get people to like me as much."



Rub & Tug: Scarlett pulls out

Scarlett Johansson has pulled out of the film "Rub & Tug" after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash.

In a statement to Out.com on Friday, Johansson says she's withdrawing from the project "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting." Last week, Johansson said she would star as Pittsburgh 1970s and '80s prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man.

When transgender actors and advocates questioned the casting, Johansson initially responded with a statement that criticism "can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto and Felicity Huffman's reps." All are actors who won acclaim for playing transgender characters.

"Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I've learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive," said Johansson, who added that she had "great admiration and love for the trans community."

"While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante's story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film," the actress added.

Johansson previously came under fire for playing an originally Asian character in the 2017 film "Ghost in the Shell." That film's director, Rupert Sanders, was set to also helm "Rub & Tug." It's not clear if the film, which Johansson was also producing, will go forward. A representative for Johansson didn't immediately respond to an email Friday.

New Regency, which was set to produce, also didn't immediately respond to queries.

Jen Richards, trans activist and creator of the web series "Her Story," praised Johansson for stepping down.

"If you're tired of hearing about it, you can't imagine how tired trans actors are of talking about it," Richards said on Twitter. "We just want to work. And with more trans and nonbinary people, of all kinds, participating, the work will be a better and richer representation of our world. This is a win."



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