Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 2:20pm PDT By X17 Staff
A Mercedes for a toddler? And a $1450 purse for a 16-month-old? Are some stars teaching their youngsters to be obsessed with wealth and status and forgetting about real values?
We made a huge fuss about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter Nori carrying a pricey Saint Laurent crossbody bag at the airport yesterday, and the same day 50 Cent posted a photo of his young son Sire cruising around in a miniature black Mercedes, similar to the rapper's own luxury SUV. So much for playing with cardboard boxes and toting around pink plastic Hello Kitty purses!
And these two kiddos aren't the only ones who are being gifted with ridiculously expensive items! When Jay Z and Beyonce's daughter Blue Ivy turned one, her parents reportedly dropped $80,000 on a custom-made diamond-encrusted Barbie doll and $30,000 on costumes. I mean, that almost makes Nori's purse seem totally average!
And it's not just about toys, few years ago Victoria and David Beckham bought their three sons a $50,000 designer treehouse, and Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo also have a $187,000 playhouse. Katie Holmes also splashed out nearly $100K on a treehouse for daughter Suri, and get this -- the cool crib has running water and electricity.
This stuff sounds pretty awesome, but we have to ask -- are some celebrity parents sending the wrong message to their kids with extravagant toys and clothes?
Do Some Stars Spoil Their Kids Too Much?
Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 2:17pm PDT By X17 Staff
Melissa Rivers has just released a new statement about the condition of her famous mother, Joan Rivers. In the statement, the comedy legend's daughter confirms that her 81-year-old mother, who has been in the hospital since Thursday, is indeed on life support at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.
"On behalf of my mother and our family, we are extremely grateful for all the love and support we've received. At this time, she does remain on life support," Melissa said in the statement.
The 46-year-old added: "I know my mother would be overwhelmed by the continued outpouring of kindness, and I want to thank everyone for keeping us in their prayers."
The fiery Fashion Police
host was having an outpatient surgery on her vocal cords on Thursday when she stopped breathing. Doctors placed the funny lady in a medically induced coma until Sunday, when they began the slow process of bringing her out of it.
Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 1:50pm PDT By X17 Staff
It doesn't matter if you're looking head on or from the side, Khloe Kardashian's lips are all we see!
We're not sure what the 30-year-old reality TV starlet has done, but her mouth looked like something that belonged on Mrs. Potato Head when X17 photographers snapped her at the gym on Tuesday morning. Sorry, but those smackers are out of control! Is Khloe getting injections, pouting or wearing a plumping lip gloss? We're not sure...
In other news, we didn't realize how involved Khloe was when it came to calming down sister Kourtney's baby daddy Scott Disick after he learned that Kourt was preggers again. In the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians
, Kourtney informs Scott that she's pregnant with their third child, and he accuses her of lying and "suckering him in" to having more kids. Um, that's probably not the reaction she was hoping for!
Kourtney didn't tell anyone else in her family, but Scott confided in Khloe and revealed how freaked out he was by the news. Once Kourtney realized Khloe was aware of the situation, she told Kim and they then told mom Kris Jenner. Drama! Can't wait to see it continue on Kourtney and Khloé Take The Hamptons
Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 1:20pm PDT By X17 Staff
The Biebs is being such a tease with these Jelena snapshots lately!
Over the Labor Day Weekend Justin Bieber posted the above photo of himself embracing Selena Gomez, and he captioned the lovey dovey Instagram, "A rainy dream." The two have been romancing it up in Canada for the last few days, and after a number of sleepovers and dates last month, it looks like they're really trying to make things work this time around.
But just a few minutes after posting the picture, Biebs deleted it! Why can't he leave these photos up? We're sure Selena isn't protesting, but we're a little bit confused...
Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 12:50pm PDT By X17 Staff
Blood is thicker than water!
Britney Spears is leaning on family in the wake of her split with boyfriend David Lucado, and the singer posted this cute pic to prove that she just needed some sister and kid time to put a smile on her face!
"At my sisters show! @jamielynnspears is playing the LA County Fair in Pomona tonight," she captioned the photo, which shows the siblings and their respective children. My how they've grown!
We wonder who Brit Brit will date next? Apparently she's already thinking about new romance, because during her Las Vegas show on Sunday, she publicly acknowledged her beau's infidelity in the most upbeat way possible. "Well, by now everyone knows my boyfriend cheated on me. But the best part of breaking up is going on first dates," she told the crowd.
The pop princess should have no shortage of suitors!
Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 12:20pm PDT By X17 Staff
Can you guess whose cheeks these are?
We caught this celebrity enjoying the surf and sand on Labor Day in Malibu, and unfortunately he decided to adjust his bathing suit right in front of our photographer! We will give you some guessing hints…
1. He's an Oscar winner
2. He split from his wife after 20 years of marriage in April
3. He has starred in a movie with Tom Cruise.
Click thru for the big reveal!
Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 11:56am PDT By X17 Staff
It's time to bring out the big guns!
The FBI has now come in to investigate the now-infamous celebrity nude photo leak that's been clogging up the Internets for the past few days. The web blew up over Labor Day weekend when an anonymous hacker posted nude and rather scandalous photos of a bevy of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Mary-Kate Olsen, Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst and Kaley Cuoco.
On Monday, a rep for the Federal Bureau of Investigation told the Associated Press
that the FBI was, "aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter."
While some celebs like kid-friendly stars Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice are trying to distance themselves from the pics, claiming they aren't real, others are confirming that the pics are real and are condemning the stolen images.
Jennifer Lawrence's rep said, "This is a flagrant violation of privacy. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence."
Kate Upton's lawyer released a statement saying, "This is obviously an outrageous violation of our client Kate Upton's privacy. We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these illegally obtained images to the fullest extent possible."
Posted on Tue Sep 2nd, 2014 11:22am PDT By X17 Staff
More details have emerged from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's secret wedding ceremony, and the couple chatted with Hello
magazine about their big day.
Pitt hummed the "Wedding March" as Jolie walked down the aisle, and Hollywood's golden couple tells the mag, "We wanted it to be intimate and it was. It was important to us that the day was relaxed and full of laughter. It was such a special day to share with our children and a very happy time for our family."
"They picked their clothes and their duties," the couple continued. "They all took it very seriously. Knox practiced carrying coins and acorns on his little pillow before he got the ring."
Jolie wore a custom silk and satin Atelier Versace gown with a long train, and her veil was embroidered with colorful drawings by her six children. While there are a decent amount of airplanes and animals, one illustration on Jolie's veil reads "Buttock Fatock." Wonder who's responsible for that?! "I wanted the kids to be a part of everything including the dress, because that's our family," Jolie said. "That represents the way we live our life together."
So what about a honeymoon? "We are making a film [By the Sea
] about an unhappily married couple. It's not lost on us what a strange honeymoon it is!" Brangelina joked. "It's a wonderful feeling to be married," they concluded. "The children are so happy."