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Kylie Jenner. (Dennis Van Tine/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Tara Woods

Kylie Jenner turns 21!

This honestly doesn’t seem like news, but it kind of is because she’s closing in on making a billion dollars and I’m writing about her life while eating chicken nuggets that I could barely afford.

While the makeup mogul’s official birthday on August 10 is still a little more than a week away, Jenner appears to be getting the party started early thanks to a themed photo shoot.

In honor of her upcoming collection launch, the Kylie Cosmetics creator hopped into a bathtub filled with balloons for her closeup sporting what appears to be a black bra, matching knee-high stockings with a pink ruffled garment layered on top.

“bday mood all month long,” she wrote of the shot on Instagram. The image, shot by Brendan Forbes, appears on the packaging for the upcoming birthday-themed collection. “Thank you @brendanforbes for these bomb pics for all my packaging!” Jenner penned in the caption.

This time last year, the star rang in her 20th birthday with several celebrations.

First, she got a special surprise from her famous sisters, mom Kris Jenner and her boyfriend with one party and then enjoyed a family gathering including the youngest members of the Kardashian clan.

Unbeknownst to fans at the time, the star was expecting her first little one and now she gets to blow out the candles with baby Stormi in her arms a year later.

So yes, it is news, and it’s cute so sue me.

Jennifer Aniston is the queen we don’t deserve.

Jennifer Aniston hasn’t given any major interviews since announcing her amicable split from Justin Theroux five months ago—until now. In the September issue of InStyle, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” co-head writer Molly McNearney, her friend of six years, begins their Q&A with some very ballsy questions. “I want to start this interview off light. When are you getting back together with [Brad Pitt]? Did Justin ever wear your jeans?” she teases. “And when are the twins due?”

Laughing, Aniston replies, “You’re the only person who could start an interview like that and actually send me into hysterics, not hives.”

The actress has been a tabloid target since “Friends” began airing in the ‘90s, though McNearney says she’s been “poised and balanced” throughout it all.

“There are definitely moments of not being balanced and poised, but I do that all in my own personal space,” Aniston said in the InStyle interview. “For the most part I can sit back and laugh at the ridiculous headlines because they have gotten more and more absurd. I guess they’re feeding into some sort of need the public has, but I focus on my work, my friends, my animals, and how we can make the world a better place. That other stuff is junk food that needs to go back in its drawer.”

Asked to name the “biggest misconception” about herself, Aniston replies, “Oh, boy, there are so many. Let’s see. I’ll just Google myself and find out…Oh, look, I’m having a $100,000 revenge makeover!” The never-ending tabloid stories can be “pretty crazy,” she tells McNearney.

“The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.’ Or that I’m sad and heartbroken. First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally. There is a pressure on women to be mothers, and if they are not, then they’re deemed damaged goods. Maybe my purpose on this planet isn’t to procreate. Maybe I have other things I’m supposed to do?”


“Women are picked apart and pitted against one another based on looks and clothing and superficial stuff,” Anniston continues. “When a couple breaks up in Hollywood, it’s the woman who is scorned. The woman is left sad and alone. She’s the failure. F that. When was the last time you read about a divorced, childless man referred to as a spinster?”

Like I said, she’s the queen we don’t deserve, and I hope she starts doing more interviews now that she has laid down the law of how she deserves to be spoken about. You go Jen, we love you.


Dwayne the Rock Johnson is really nice.

He’s, like, everyone’s dad.

The Hollywood actor gave a very special gift to his cousin and stunt double Tanoai Reed.

The majority of Reed’s career has been as The Rock’s stunt double and made his stunt debut for “Waterworld” in 1995.

Johnson posted a video of the surprise on Instagram where he tricks his cousin into thinking they are shooting behind-the-scenes footage for their latest film together “Skyscraper.” Ultimately, he had a big surprise.

“SURPRISE! I love handing over keys. I love you brother and enjoy your new truck!  Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several ‘Stuntman of the Year’ honors.  All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world,” he wrote on Instagram. “I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together.”

Johnson concluded, “As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise. Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business.  Love you uso and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years. We’re just getting started. Enjoy your new truck! #LetsRoll.”

How sweet is that?


I had to use this GIF just because The Rock has always been living the #DadLife, fanny pack and all. That’s all for this week guys! See ya next one, ttyl.

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