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12/16/2016 11:39 PM
Amber Rose Can’t Escape Social Media Because of ‘Bae’ Val Chmerkovskiy’s ‘Hot Ass Pictures’

Amber Rose tried to take a break from social media, but new beau Val Chmerkovskiy is making it difficult for Muva to stay away.

The mother of one admitted on Instagram and Twitter on Friday that her hiatus came to an end and revealed why it was so hard to stay away.

“When you said you were going to stay off social media until the New Year but Bae keeps posting hot ass pictures,” Rose, 33, captioned a headshot of Chmerkovskiy, 30.

The photo, which was shot by photographer Matt Sayles, was also shared on the Dancing with the Stars  pro’s social media pages with the simple caption, “Me.”

And in return, Rose shared her own sexy snap of herself dressed in a cleavage-baring lacy black bralette and choker.

PEOPLE confirmed Rose and Chmerkovskiy are officially a couple, almost a month after they first ignited romance rumors while getting flirty at her 33rd birthday party.

“They’re solid and in a good place,” a source told PEOPLE of the couple, who stepped out hand-in-hand in Los Angeles recently. “They’re both very happy with how things are going.”

Their romance sparked while Rose was competing on the latest DWTS season with pro partner Maksim, her new beau’s older brother.

Rose previously dated Machine Gun Kelly, Kanye West and shares 3-year-old son Sebastian with ex-husband Wiz Khalifa.



12/16/2016 10:03 PM
DWTS’ Derek Hough on Being Bullied as a Kid: ‘I Was Told That Who I Was Wasn’t Good Enough’

Derek Hough is now an international star, but the Dancing with the Stars pro wasn’t always confident he would succeed in life.

“I was bullied as a kid. I was told that who I was wasn’t good enough,” Hough, 31, wrote in an Instagram caption on Dec. 3. “At times my dreams felt like they’d never come true.”

Raised in a Mormon household by his parents in Salt Lake City, Hough and his sister Julianne, 28, performed at school and state fairs.

When Hough was 13, his parents, who were divorcing, made the tough decision to send the two ballroom-dance prodigies to the prestigious London dance school Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, forcing them to leave their three older sisters and sheltered Utah life behind.

“It was a very difficult time for our family,” Hough’s father, Bruce told PEOPLE in 2014. “We didn’t want them to have to choose between their parents, and they had a great opportunity in England.”

They moved in with family friend Shirley Ballas, a ballroom dancer and teacher. Shirley’s son Mark attended school with them, and eventually joined them on DWTS.

The trio endured a grueling schedule that had them leaving the house every morning at 6:45, taking the subway by themselves and heading to school. After a long day of dance and academics, they would eat dinner and then go back into the studio until 11 p.m.

“It was hard,” Hough has admitted. “There were moments when I just wanted to go and have fun.”

While his childhood may have been a one-in-a-million experience, Hough says he knows his history with bullying “is not unique.”

To help others, Hough has designed a “Treasure Box” for Tia Girl Club, a monthly subscription service designed to inspire tweens to express their true inner voice and authentic self during a critical time of development.

“I have long been a firm believer in the power of positivity, that believing is empowering.  I am honored to be able to team up with the Tia Girl Club to curate a very special box and to work with them to develop their very first TIA Box for Boys,” Hough says in a statement released to PEOPLE.

“‘Today I am’ is one of the most powerful phrases that we can teach young boys and girls,” he continues. “We can, through example, show them that there are no limits on their dreams, their aspirations or their perceptions of themselves.”

For more information about Tia Girl Club, visit tiagirlclub.com.



12/16/2016 08:10 PM
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Celebrate the Holidays at Disneyland

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively celebrated the holidays early, meeting Mickey Mouse at Sleeping Beauty’s Winter Castle on Friday.

The family’s trip to Disneyland came on the same day as their daughter James‘ birthday.

The couple had bright smiles as they gathered close to Mickey Mouse, who was dressed as Santa Claus. Their children were not pictured.

On Thursday, Lively and Reynolds’ children made their public debut at their father’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.

The 40-year-old actor has kept his children out of the spotlight with the help of Lively, 29, but the two seemed to pick a perfect moment to publicly introduce their family.

“This is one of the rare occasions when we thought we got to bring the whole clan,” the actor told Extra. “I’d regret it in 20 years if I didn’t.”

Joking about James stealing the microphone while the happy family posed for photos, Reynolds said, “It’s not the first time she’s snatched a mic out of someone’s hands. When she’s 20, she can happily do whatever she wants. Thirty — I’m gonna up that to 30.”



12/16/2016 07:47 PM
‘Always Matching!’ Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Twin in Plaid in Throwback Christmas Photo

“Always matching!”

Kris Jenner shared an adorable flashback Christmas photo on Friday of her two eldest daughters — Kim and Kourtney Kardashian — matching in plaid as little girls.

In the Instagram photo, both Kim and Kourtney wear ruffled, red plaid dresses, and Kim has a large white bow in her hair.

“#FBF #family #throwback #alwaysmatching,” Kris, 61, captioned the sweet photo.

This isn’t the first time this holiday season that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians matriarch has posted a throwback Christmas photo of her daughters.

On Dec. 1, Jenner shared an old family photo of Kim, Kourtney and Khloé in matching plaid, each donning a large bow in their hair.

“#TBT my little Christmas angels in matching plaid!! I can’t believe it’s December already… Where did the year go!? #tistheseason #family,” she penned on Instagram.

With the holidays fast approaching, the family is making plans to spend time together. PEOPLE previously reported that Kim — who has largely stayed out of the public eye since her Oct. 3 robbery in Paris — and husband Kanye West — who was hospitalized for a week in November — are planning to spend the Christmas together with their two children: North, 3½, and Saint, 1.



12/16/2016 07:45 PM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Marriage Was Strained Pre-Hospitalization: She ‘Didn’t Realize’ He Was Having ‘a Mental Breakdown,’ Says Source

The past three months have been a trying time for Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye, but a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE that the power duo’s marriage was strained even before the rapper was hospitalized at the end of November.

“The divorce rumors come from before he had the breakdown. She didn’t know what was up with him and they weren’t spending time together. She didn’t realize it was a mental breakdown,” the source tells PEOPLE.

On Oct. 3, Kardashian West, 36, was held at gunpoint and robbed of millions of dollars worth of jewelry in her No Address Hotel room during Paris Fashion Week. Seven weeks later, West, 39, was hospitalized for exhaustion after canceling his Saint Pablo tour.

Throughout the week that West was hospitalized at UCLA Medical Center, his wife made it a priority to be by his side, including Thanksgiving when she went to the hospital in the morning to visit him and remained by his side for a few hours.

Although Kardashian West’s robbery in October was an “added stress” to their relationship, the source says that “splitting is not even a point of discussion” between the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and musician.

“Truly no truth behind divorce rumors,” the source tells PEOPLE. “It’s not something she would divorce him over.”

Adds the source: “He had a breakdown, but it does not pertain to them not getting along.”

Immediately following West’s release from the hospital, the couple were living in separate households for medical reasons, but they are “together now” and are planning to spend the holidays together with their two children — North, 3½, and Saint, 1 — a source previously told PEOPLE.



12/16/2016 07:12 PM
Hilary Duff Says She Was ‘Too Young’ When She Got Married: ‘I Don’t Think We Were Mature Enough to Stick It Out’

“Looking back, do you think you were too young when you got married?”

That was the question audiences, and celebrity guest Hilary Duff, were asked on Friday’s episode of The Talk.

The Younger star, 29, didn’t hesitate in providing her response: “I do.”

“I was 22 when I got married. I’m now divorced, I have a 4-year-old — I wouldn’t change any of it for the world,” Duff admitted to the co-hosts.

Duff explained that in her early 20s, she had “so much so young” which made her “feel really ready to get married.” In August 2010, she married Mike Comrie — with whom she shares 4-year-old son Luca — but later divorced in February of this year.

“However, I don’t think we were mature enough to stick it out,” Duff revealed.

But although the actress thinks she was too young to get married at age 22, she is a believer that it does work for others who decide to get married at a younger age.

Co-host Sharon Osbourne also agreed, and suggested that every marriage is “case by case.”

“You can’t say blanket, ‘this is the way it should be,’ ” Osbourne said. “It’s on an individual basis. That’s the way it has to be.”

Just a month ago, Duff, who recently split with ex-boyfriend Jason Walsh, said that she doesn’t “feel the need” to tie the knot in the future.

“I don’t feel the need to get married again. As much as I was ready and excited, you’re like, ‘Oh, next step. We get married.’ That is the traditional person that I’m talking about that’s inside of me or however I was raised,” said the mother of one. “I don’t feel the need. I got to have the experience and it was awesome. I guess if it mattered to someone else that much, I would consider it.”



12/16/2016 06:37 PM
The Voice Alum Jacquie Lee Remembers Close Friend Christina Grimmie with Emotional New Single ‘Somebody’s Angel’

 

Jacquie Lee will never forget her friend Christina Grimmie.

In Lee’s emotional new music video for “Somebody’s Angel,” the singer-songwriter pays tribute to all of the most heart-breaking moments of 2016 — including the loss of her close friend and fellow Voice alum Christina Grimmie, who was fatally shot while signing autographs after her concert in June.

“Obviously Christina inspired the song, but it woke me up to all of the tragedies that go on every day,” Lee tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I feel like those words really helped me get through Christina’s passing, so I wanted to make it open to everyone and tribute every person that we’ve lost this year.”

The music video for “Somebody’s Angel” features Lee’s very own hand drawings, which she says are meant to make it “feel more personal,” alongside emotional news clips that recount the tragedy and loss experienced this year. Headlines announcing the deaths of icons like David Bowie and Prince can be seen, as well as images of the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub shooting and terror attacks in Nice, France.

“I felt like this year we really needed it,” says Lee. “We needed to all feel like we were taking this on together, especially near the holidays.”

The 19-year-old’s inspiration behind the song title first stemmed from an unlikely place: Starbucks.

“A homeless lady walked up to me and started talking to me about death and a lot of heavy stuff,” Lee explains.

“Usually, I would just be in my own world, but I heard her out and she was talking about how her mother had just passed away. Then she asked if I had ever gone through something like that. I started opening up to her about Christina because it was so short after. She started giving me advice and said, ‘Don’t worry, she’s somebody’s angel now.’ The words resonated in a certain way to where I was like, ‘I have to go home and I have to write a song about this.'”

Lee adds: “Out of everything that everyone else had said to me about the situation and what happened, it just didn’t hit me as hard as what she said.”

Lee and Grimmie had a lot in common — both were New Jersey teens that made their marks on seasons five and six of The Voice. The two became close friends while on tour for the show.

At the end of the video, Lee and Grimmie can be seen singing together in a special moment.

“That was the first night of tour in San Antonio,” describes Lee. “We went out to a karaoke bar with one of our friends and we ordered chicken fingers and fries, which is what we ate the entire tour.”

Lee says one of the things she misses most about Grimmie is “stupid stuff” like “being able to order from the kids’ menu with somebody.”

“I felt like she had a personal connection to everybody in her life through different goofy ways, and ours was just being idiots all tour for a whole summer,” she says.

The song’s bluesy tones and electric guitar influence are meant to pay homage to Lee’s favorite cover of Grimmie’s that she did while on tour, Elvis Presley’s “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.”

Though she didn’t have a difficult time writing the lyrics, Lee says recording the song “was very, very hard.” However, it was all worth it in the end.

“I hope everybody can come together from this song, and they gain a sense of peace,” says Lee. “I hope this song can help them like it helped me.”

 

 



12/16/2016 06:23 PM
Kanye West Will ‘Conquer’ Mental Health Issues but Has to ‘Deal with It for Life,’ Says Source

It’s been more than two weeks since Kanye West left the hospital after suffering a mental breakdown, and those close to the rapper say he’s slowly working through his issues.

“He’s recovering, but not recovered,” a West friend tells PEOPLE exclusively. “He’s sick and every day he gets better.”

Earlier this week, another West source said the entertainer, 39 — who caused controversy by meeting with President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday in New York City — showed signs of trouble as early as Halloween.

“He wasn’t making a lot of sense when he talked, and he was texting a lot of strange stuff to people,” said the source. 

Two months before his breakdown, Kardashian West, 36, was robbed at gunpoint in Paris and had millions of dollars worth of jewelry stolen from her. This incident is “what set off” West’s breakdown, says the West friend. “He was teetering on the edge and broke down.”

After seeking help for his issues, which another West confidant insisted were exacerbated by extreme sleep deprivation, those around the star are confident he will pull through. 

Says the friend: “This is something he will deal with for life, but he can conquer it.”



12/16/2016 06:08 PM
Gift Guide 2016: How to Stuff the Perfect Stocking

Opening a stocking on Christmas morning is just as exciting as opening a box wrapped in Kimoji wrapping paper. (Okay, almost as exciting.) But if you’re struggling with some last-minute stocking stuffer ideas, don’t stress. PeopleStyle editors shared their favorites, and we rounded them up for you.

• PINK Boy Shorts, $10.50; victoriassecret.com

• Living Proof Dry Shampoo 1.8oz, $12; nordstrom.com

• Robin McGraw “Kiss Permissy” xo mints, $5; robinmcgrawrevelation.com

• Deborah Lippmann Family Jewels Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish Set, $24; nordstrom.com

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• Pair of Thieves Cashmere Socks, $50; pairofthieves.com

• Trident Sugarfree Gum 3-Pack, $6.50; jet.com

• Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Balm, $24; sephora.com

• Philosophy Amazing Grace Perfume, $18; nordstrom.com

• Kat Von D Eye and Lip Color Duo; $20; sephora.com

What do you love to find in your stocking? Share below!

 

 



12/16/2016 05:57 PM
Kelly Ripa Says Taking Back-to-Back SoulCycle Classes Is Her Version of Hitting the Clubs

Kelly Ripa‘s clubbing days are behind her now — so instead of sweating on the dance floor, the TV host prefers hitting up SoulCycle for back-to-back classes.

“This is my version of the club,” she tells Style of Sport. “It’s the only place I feel really comfortable and where I have sort of found my ‘tribe’ to coin a phrase.”

Ripa, 46, took her first class with popular instructor Stacey Griffith, and fell in love.

“She really paid attention to my first ride, and I thought, ‘This is for me,’ because it’s a group atmosphere but you get one-on-one attention,” Ripa says. “It’s almost like a private training session in a large group.”

Ripa enjoys the classes so much that she’ll happily take two in a row — what experiences SoulCyclers call doing a “double.”

“You know when you’re in the club and the DJ gets to the really good part? You don’t just pick up your shoes and go home. You go, ‘I just have to get a sip of water and I’ll be right back.’ And that’s what the double is,” Ripa explains. “You have to treat your first class like it’s your only class or you’ll half-step it through going ‘Well, I’ve got that second class.’ ”

Other than spinning, Ripa takes classes at AKT — Anna Kaiser Technique — or goes running.

“It’s cardio dance training, and then we do a lot of resistance bands and we do a lot of heavier weights. So I do the majority of my muscle building there,” she says. “I also run a lot. My son runs cross country for college so I run after him.”

“I like to say we started running together and I used to drag him. It was like dragging a puppy on a leash. Then he started running where I was saying ‘Wait, wait, wait up. I can’t keep up with you.’ Now we start together and he says, ‘I’ll see you back home.’ ”

But her daughter Lola, 15, has no interest in working out with mom.

“Lola never wants to spin with me. She wants to spin, but just not with me in the class,” Ripa laments. ‘She’ll say, “What you’re in Stacey’s class too?’ She’s mortified.”

RELATED VIDEO: Kelly Ripa And Jimmy Fallon Sweat In ‘Sauna Shorts’

 

 

Regardless of what her kids think, for Ripa exercise is a welcome stress-reliever.

“It just centers me,” she says. “It gives me things that I don’t even know I need when I need them. I think that’s why this is such a happy place for me, because when I’m exhausted or when I’m tired or I feel unfocused or I’m in a bad mood, I come here and it vanishes.”



12/17/2016 12:14 AM
Maybe Don't Stand There

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12/16/2016 08:45 PM
Boxer Orlando Salido Is The Most Intimidating Uber Driver You'll Ever Come Across

Orlando Salido, winner of this year’s World Boxing Council fight of the year award for his draw against super-featherweight champion Francisco Vargas back in June, enjoys killing his time by driving his truck for Uber.

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12/16/2016 08:11 PM
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12/16/2016 06:55 PM
Deadspin Up All Night: Every Inch

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12/16/2016 06:42 PM
Florida Finds Title IX Official Had Conflict Of Interest; Won't Say How, Why

The University of Florida released its investigative report today into a fired Title IX official, Chris Loschiavo, who was last known for being removed from the Antonio Callaway student-conduct case and replaced by a lawyer and football booster (who found him not responsible for sexual assault). The investigative report said that Loschiavo had “both a conflict of interest and a lack of independence” in a certain Title IX case—but did not say which one. The problems brought up in the document, though, mirror those brought up by the wide receiver’s lawyers, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times: Loschiavo had a conflict of interest because of his outside consulting work and he held an inappropriate role in the case.

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12/16/2016 06:27 PM
Video Of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon Punching Female Student Released

A multi-year legal battle came to a close early this evening when Oklahoma Sooners running back Joe Mixon released the video of him punching a woman in 2014.

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12/16/2016 10:01 AM
Today's Best Deals: Never-Flat Air Mattress, Your Favorite Blenders, the Best Batteries

Your favorite rechargeable batteries, the best affordable blender, and an air mattress that doesn’t deflate lead off Friday’s best deals.

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12/16/2016 05:28 PM
There Is One Very Good Reason To Watch The Dolphins And Jets On Saturday Night

The Dolphins and Jets play tomorrow night in the first Saturday game of this season. If you didn’t already know that, I regret having to be the one to inform you. Last week, the Jets needed a furious comeback to beat the 49ers. Their season is over and their coach may be fired. The Dolphins are currently a playoff team, but will be using a quarterback who hasn’t started a game in five years. It should be somewhere around freezing when the ball is kicked off.

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12/16/2016 05:07 PM
Tilda Swinton Sent Us Her Email Exchange with Margaret Cho About Doctor Strange, Diversity, and Whitewashing

Earlier today, we posted about Margaret Cho’s account of a “fight” she had with Tilda Swinton regarding her controversial casting in Doctor Strange, in which Swinton played the Ancient One, a character who originally was written as Tibetan in the Doctor Strange comics.

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12/16/2016 04:35 PM
Louisville Suspends Coach Who Received Plays From Wake Forest Radio Announcer

Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich announced today that offensive coordinator Lonnie Galloway will be suspended for the Dec. 31 Citrus Bowl for taking game plan materials from Wake Forest radio announcer Tommy Elrod.

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12/16/2016 09:15 AM
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12/15/2016 09:00 AM
Mesmerizing Modernist Sandcastles By Calvin Seibert
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12/14/2016 09:15 AM
32 Fabulous 4 Poster Beds That Make An Awesome Bedroom
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12/13/2016 09:15 AM
50 Unique Desk & Alarm Clocks
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12/12/2016 09:15 AM
4 Gorgeous Homes With Matte Black Walls
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12/09/2016 09:15 AM
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12/08/2016 09:20 AM
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12/07/2016 09:15 AM
Home Decor Gifts For Photography Lovers
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12/06/2016 09:15 AM
Home Decor Gifts For Book Lovers
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12/05/2016 09:15 AM
3 Small Studio Apartments That Exude Luxurious Space
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