Kim Kardashian and Kanye West gear up for weekend wedding in Italy.
As Kim Kardashian and Kanye West make final preparations to marry this Saturday in Florence, Italy, ET sources at the wedding site are providing more details about the big event.
A team of about 40 people have been working on preparations since last Friday and will continue throughout the week to finish by this Friday, the sources said on Monday.
They added that the wedding — to be attended by around 250 guests — is shaping up to be an international affair, with flowers being sent in from London, Swiss technicians handling the music and Italians setting up the lighting.
A spokesman for the Florence mayor’s office confirmed last week that the couple will walk down the aisle this Saturday and host a reception afterwards at the city’s famed 16th-century Belvedere Fort. The venue, built in 1590, is located near the Arno River, offering panoramic views of Florence and the surrounding Tuscan hills.
West, 36, proposed to the reality star on her 33rd birthday last October during an elaborate ceremony at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
Pitch Perfect 2 has quite the cast!
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow are all returning, of course, as is Elizabeth Banks, who’s also directing the sequel. Hailee Steinfeld will be joining the musical ranks of the Bardem Bellas, and earlier this week, Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal was confirmed as part of the cast, too!
Per TV Guide, Katey will play Hailee’s mom in the flick. The 17-year-old Oscar nominee is clearly excited for the film, tweeting a reminder thursday that “Pitch Perfect 2 comes out in 365 days. So yes, the countdown begins now.”
Before that, though, they’ve still got a lot of work to do—especially Elizabeth, who is very involved in the sequel. “I’m really excited to direct the girls,” she told the Huffington Post. “The whole project speaks so much to me and to women and to making women funny in really fun and interesting ways and that’s what I’m most looking forward to. I’m looking forward to letting the girls let loose.”
And earlier this week, Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal was confirmed as part of the cast, too!
The Jenner and Smith families certainly know how to cope with controversy.
The Jenners are the subject of constant media scrutiny and just last week photos of Willow Smith and Moises Arias in bed together sparked worldwide outrage and debate.
The Smiths weathered the storm nicely, with Jada Pinkett Smith stating that the photos are a non-issue and accusing the media of bullying her daughter.
New rumors surrounding Kendall, Kylie, Jaden and Willow may not be so easily explained.
The Jenner and Smith kids have long been fans of posting spiritual and philosophical musings on their social media pages, and most have dismissed the more high-minded tweets as the ramblings of privileged teens who think they’ve got all the answers.
A new report from Star magazine, however, suggests the celebrity siblings may be involved in something far more dangerous than they realize:
The tabloid claims Moises Arias introduced the Smith kids to a cult that promotes polygamous sex, hallucinogenic drug use and bioterrorist activity. The Smiths then reportedly shared their new belief system with the Jenner sisters, who also got on board.
Sounds extreme, but a look at Willow and Jaden Smith’s social media pages confirms that they have been reading the works of cult leader and accused terrorist Bhagwan Shree, known to his followers as Osho:
The famous teens have allegedly joined a group committed to the study Shree’s teachings called the Orgonite Society.
The image above shows Jaden and Willow involved in the making of Orgonite “pucks” designed to “balance energy” and – according to some Orgonites – help to defend againts possible alien invasions.
Bizarre stuff and not surprisingly, the Smith and Jenner families have declined to comment on their alleged cult involvement.
Kim Kardashian still isn’t ready to be BFFs with Joan Rivers.
A source tells Us Weekly the reality star was seated next to the comedian during NBC Upfronts on Thursday, May 15, but asked to have Rivers moved because of how many times the Fashion Police host has made fun of her and her family.
“Khloe and Kim were seated next to Joan Rivers, but they had them move her,” a source tells Us. The 80-year-old recently made fun of Kim and Kanye West‘s daughter, North West, even going as far as to call the 11-month-old “ugly.”
The source adds that Kardashian never confronted Rivers about the remark, and “saw her at Jimmy Fallon and was polite and didn’t say anything.” The source added: “They even took a pic together when Joan asked.”
Rivers has also spoofed Kardashian’s sex tape with ex Ray J and mocked her siblings. Not to mention, she touched on Bruce Jenner‘s appearance during an E! Fashion Police episode in the past.
“Kim and Khloe both don’t want drama and can’t fake it anymore with Joan, so they asked the staff to keep them separate,” the source told Us.
Easier said than done. “Apparently it was a hard task because two other people have issues with her and also asked to be seated away from her,” the source said. “It was a juggling act keeping Joan away from everyone!”
Okay, Blake, we get it: You’re a goddess.
The day after owning the red carpet at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival, Blake Lively lightened her look in a waist-whittling Chanel gown on May 15 for the Mr. Turner premiere.
The pastel-sequined dress highlighted the Gossip Girl alum’s curves in all the right ways. The plunging neckline showcased her decolletage while the illusion bodice made her waist appear incredibly skinny.
Lively, 26, completed the style with Sophia Webster “Etta” pumps and a mint green wrap.
The L’Oreal Paris ambassador kept her makeup simple and natural with lots of lashes and a bright pink lip color. Unlike her previous night’s braided updo, she wore her long blonde hair down in voluminous waves.
“As a result of the public release of the elevator security footage from Monday, May 5th, there has been a great deal of speculation about what triggered the unfortunate incident. But the most important thing is that our family has worked through it.
Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred. They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.
The reports of Solange being intoxicated or displaying erratic behavior throughout that evening are simply false. At the end of the day families have problems and we’re no different. We love each other and above all we are family. We’ve put this behind us and hope everyone else will do the same.”
Hopefully, this will put to rest rumors coming from the #SolangeTruther camp, as well as wild speculation that Beyoncé and Jay Z were separating. They are still Drunk in Love, and all is well with the universe.
Woman, 34, Acts Like 15-Year-Old Orphan, Goes To School And Gets A Guardian
A 34-year-old woman from Texas, USA, Charity Johnson, pretended to be a 15-year-old orphan to enroll into an orphan school.
She also got a guardian, a woman of 30 who believed that Charity she lost both her parents and her father abused her when she was a child.
This news shocked the whole school as not even her new friends realized that she was not the person she appeared.
*Charity Johnson pretending to be 15 years old
*Charity Johnson, photographed in prison
Her real name is Charity Ann Johnson while she told everyone she was Charity Stevens. She was arrested after having studied for over 6 month in an orphan school.
She enrolled to New Life Christian School in October, and when she was signing the papers she was accompanied with a guardian.
*Tamica Lincoln, the guardian
Tamica Lincoln, her guardian, told the KLTV station that they met while they both worked at local McDonalds. Charity told her that she was 15, that she was abused by her father when she was young and that both of her parents were dead. She told Lincoln that she had no place to stay.
Lincoln felt for her, and invited this ‘child’ to live in her home. She even made her hair and attended parents meetings at her school where they discussed her performance. ‘She acted like a kid. She did her homework. She got good report cards,’ Lincoln told ABC News.
*Photos of Charity Johnson in social networks
Lincoln began suspecting something when she got a call from a group that helps children in need, they told her that Charity tried to enroll there. The head of the group told Lincoln that they performed a background check on her and revealed no information they needed.
*Photos of Charity Johnson in social networks
When guardian herself tried to find information on the girl, she called the manager at McDonald’s where they worked together and found out that Charity’s real last name was Johnson and that she was in fact 34.
*Photo of Charity Johnson the day she was arrested
Lincoln together with the mentor at the orphan school called the police before they both went to the school.
‘Teachers were crying and students were crying, and her best friend just couldn’t believe it,’ Lincoln recalls.
When asked to identify herself to the police the woman gave them her fake name. She now remains in Gregg County Jail charged with failure to identify/giving false information.
Charity has accounts in social media under nickname Charite where she posted lots of photos of herself looking just like a teenager.
It’s official! Kim Kardashian has got her wedding on the brain; or at the very least, the honeymoon suite.
The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star, 33, who is set to wed Kanye West on May 24 in Paris, posted a couple of super sexy snaps to her Instagram account on Tuesday evening, where she is posing in what appears to be a white nightgown.
Kim Kardashian’s sexy snaps. (Credit: Instagram)
The stunning gown, which features a low cutout back and criss-cross satin panels atop an ornate peek-a-boo lace fabric, would be a perfect ensemble for the wedding night.
For the “impromptu photoshoot,” Kim wore her hair down in Veronica Lake-style curls and looked seductively over her shoulder at the camera.
Kim Kardashian looked lovely against the rose wall. (Credit: Instagram)
She modeled against a wall of white roses, hydrangeas, and peonies, which was a Mother’s Day gift from her main squeeze.
Kim was obviously a huge fan of the fragrant present and gushed about it in her photo captions saying, “There’s a wall of roses in my backyard what else am I supposed to do ?!?#ImpromptuPhotoshoot,” and “Stop and smell the roses.”
Let’s hope the “Watch the Throne” rapper, 36, was the man behind the camera.
Snapping sultry pics isn’t the only way the reality star is prepping for her big day.
Earlier on Tuesday, the 33-year-old beauty took a couple photos of herself in a black sports bra, where you could see her taut tummy. She captioned the images, “Just finished my morning workout.” We can only imagine Kim has kicked her gym routine into overdrive as she preps for her nuptials in the City of Light.
Kim Kardashian posts a gym selfie. (Credit: Instagram)
Workouts, boudoir shoots, and only 10 days until her walk down the aisle? If it isn’t obvious already, Kim seems 100 percent ready to become Mrs. Kanye West.
Solange Knowles attacked Jay Z because of Rachel Roy
Solange Knowles beat up brother-in-law Jay Z because he was being a bit too attentive to designer Rachel Roy at the Met Gala after-party on May 5, according to the New York Daily News.
Geez. Instead of Dobermans, they should have Solange patrolling the fence at Casa Carter
Before Knowles started whaling on Beyonce’s husband in an elevator, she reportedly yelled at Roy to keep her distance, sources said.
Knowles, 27, reportedly told the designer, “Anyone who gets close to Jay has to be warned and deal with her as a sister,” a source told US Magazine.
The rapper then told Knowles she was “out of line” for mouthing off to Roy.
That, obviously, was not the correct strategy. A source told the Daily News that triggered Knowles’ protective side.
“Rachel is a little too close to Jay Z,” the source said. “Solange doesn’t like it, and Beyonce doesn’t like it.”
Roy used to be married to Damon Dash, Jay Z’s former business partner.
Dash took to Instagram to stick up for Solange, calling her a unique soul. “I am actually impressed with her independent spirit, she seems like a fighter,” he said.
Roy reportedly didn’t respond well when Knowles told her she was “too close” to Jay Z, a source close to the scene said.
“Rachel is combative and a tough girl, she didn’t back down,” the source said.
Both Beyonce and Jay Z tried to intervene between Roy and Knowles at the Boom Boom room at The Standard hotel, and the three singers decided to leave. That’s when the beatdown was captured on a video camera in the elevator.
Photos of Beyoncé and Solange, which were posted by Bey,
on Wednesday (today). (Instagram)
Beyoncé loves Solange.
Bright and early on Wednesday morning, the singing superstar took to her favorite social media site, Instagram, and posted four photos of her with her little sis. Each one is a tender, sweet moment between the women, whose relationship is under a microscope following the now infamous Met Gala afterparty elevator fight.
“Good morning,” were the only two words Bey posted with the photos. She instead let the pics make her statement. The shots showed the sisters hugging on stage at Coachella last month, frolicking in the grass, side by side in the back of a car, and glammed up an event. They are smiling, happy, and affectionate in all four of them.
The photos are clearly some type of messages, but what? On Monday, footage was leaked of a nasty spat between Solange and Bey’s hubby, Jay Z, in an elevator at the Standard Hotel following a Met Gala afterparty on May 5. Because there was no audio on the surveillance footage, there has only been speculation over what exactly went down as Beyoncé appeared to stand there watching her sister and husband’s exchange. None of the parties have commented about the family drama. Then Tuesday, it was reported that Solange deleted all but one of the photos of her sister that she had on Instagram.
So it’s unclear whether Beyoncé posted these pics in an attempt to tell the world that things are fine between the Knowles sisters… or if it’s a public message to Solange.
The sisters have reportedly been together since the drama. Not only did they leave in the same car following the elevator eruption (Jay Z left in a second vehicle behind them), Us Weekly reports that Beyoncé and Solange were both at Kelly Rowland’s wedding in Costa Rica on Friday.
Meanwhile, Beyoncé and Jay Z have put on a united front, attending two Brooklyn Nets playoff games at Barclays Center on Sunday and Monday. They were all smiles and openly affectionate sitting courtside and rooting on the home team.
The mystery continues…