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Caitlyn Jenner talks famous family’s reception to her bid for office

In her first local television interview since announcing her candidacy for California governor, Caitlyn Jenner admits her famous family was less than receptive to her decision to join the race. Asked if Kim Kardashian West might advise the former Olympic athlete and reality star on criminal justice reform, Caitlyn told Fox 11’s Elex Michaelson, “As time goes on and I become gov, I’m sure she’ll have my ear,” before joking, “When I talked to all of my family about running for governor, it was easier to come out as trans than as a Republican candidate.” Other highlights from Caitlyn’s appearance on the June 4 edition of “The Issue Is,” per Elex’s Twitter, included a remark on her qualifications for taking over Gavin Newsom’s seat (“I’ve been preparing for this moment all my life,” she said) and whether or not she voted in the 2020 election. Caitlyn, a longtime Republican and an on-off supporter of Donald Trump, told CNN she didn’t vote; public records later indicated she did. “It was mail in balloting,” she said on Elex’s show. “There were a couple of people sitting around the house, and we all said, ‘should we do this?’ I’m pretty sure it was probably sent in.” Caitlyn also reportedly discussed how she wants to handle homelessness in California and her refusal to raise taxes.

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Kim Kardashian breaks down about divorcing Kanye West

In the months since Kim Kardashian West filed for divorce from Kanye West in February, she’s avoided discussing the split with fans and press, presumably because what she was going through would be covered in the final season of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” That season, of course, is airing now — and on the June 3 episode, Kim broke down in tears about the prospect of her third divorce. “I just, like, honestly can’t do this anymore,” Kim told her sisters, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner, through tears. “Why am I still in this, like, place where I’m stuck? For years. Like, he goes and moves to a different state every year. I have to be, like, together, so I can raise the kids, you know? He’s an amazing dad. He’s done an amazing job.” After Kourtney assured Kim her estranged husband would continue being a great father to their four children — maybe even “better without” her “handling things” — Kim continued to give her husband the benefit of the doubt. “I think he deserves someone that can go support his every move, and go follow him all over the place and move to Wyoming. I can’t do that. He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him and does everything, and I can’t,” she said, still crying. “I feel like a failure that it’s, like, a third marriage. Yeah, I feel like a loser. But I can’t even think about that. Like, I want to be happy.” Later, Khloe Kardashian told the camera she worries about Kim’s habit of looking after everyone else. “Kim is one of the most incredible human beings, literally, ever, and she tries to protect their union at all costs. But it’s hard when you carry that responsibility on your shoulders, and I just want her to take care of herself, too.” Kim, meanwhile, sounded committed to the divorce by the end of the episode. “There’s, like, honestly nothing to talk about,” she said. “I mean, I won’t live with, like, the fighting and stuff. Like, if it was constant.”

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Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles ‘have grown closer as a couple’ in London

Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde’s romance is very much still on, a source tells ET. Olivia, 37, and Harry, 27, have been enjoying London together since they wrapped their upcoming film, “Don’t Worry Darling,” earlier this year. “[They’re] having an awesome time,” the insider says, revealing that the two have “grown even closer as a couple.” They’ve also seemed to feel open about their relationship while sharing outings like “walks outside in the park” and a recent outdoor lunch where they “looked incredibly cute together,” according to the source. “They were both in a great mood and left the restaurant holding hands. Harry put his arm around Olivia as they walked back to her house,” added the ET spy. Olivia and Harry reportedly got to know each other on set. Romance rumors kicked into high gear in January after they were spotted at a wedding together where they were holding hands. Once production ended on the film, which Olivia directed, the two continued to be “inseparable,” a separate source told ET at the time.

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Quentin Tarantino teases retirement again: ‘I would be happy dropping the mic on ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

For years, Quentin Tarantino’s threatened to hang up his director’s hat after making 10 films and focus more on writing. If you count the “Kill Bill” movies as two separate entities, Quentin’s award-winning “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” is the fateful No. 10. Meanwhile, on June 29, Quentin’s set to release “a novelization” about Brad Pitt’s “Once Upon a Time …” character, the sometimes shirtless stuntman Cliff Booth. So does that mean Quentin’s done making movies? He sure sounded that way when he sat down for an interview with the “Pure Cinema Podcast” that aired this week. “Most directors have horrible last movies. Usually their worst movies are their last movies,” the 58-year-old director explained on the show, per Vulture. “That’s the case for most of the Golden Age directors that ended up making their last movies in the late ’60s and the ’70s, then that ended up being the case for most of the New Hollywood directors who made their last movies in the late ’80s and the ’90s.” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” on the other hand, was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award last year. It also won Brad his first acting Oscar. “Maybe I should not make another movie,” Quentin mused, “because I could be really happy with dropping the mic on ‘Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood.'” As for the forthcoming novel, Quentin said the chapters each serve as “an isolated … pulp” story about Cliff’s past. Said Quentin: “I think if you’re a fan of the movie … you will get a kick out of reading the book, and exploring the characters further and deeper, and learning secrets that you didn’t know, and were not in the movie.”

Hulk Hogan praises Chris Hemsworth’s physique as he bulks up for Hulk biopic

Looks like Hulk Hogan’s got a touch of Chris-a-mania. The WWE icon shared another compliment on Chris Hemsworth’s physique this week as Chris works towards top Hulk-shape for his upcoming, starring role in a Hulk Hogan biopic. “My brother has that Hogan Pump on Jack,” Hulk wrote, sharing a photo of Chris, “… looks like he could slam Andre brother,” he added, shouting out his late wrestling peer, Andre the Giant. First announced in 2019, the Todd Phillips-directed film is expected to be “an origin story of the Hulkster and Hulkamania, according to THR (via People). “This movie is going to be a really fun project,” Chris told Total Film in 2020. “As you can imagine, the preparation for the role will be insanely physical. I will have to put on more size than I ever have before, even more than I put on for Thor. There is the accent as well as the physicality and the attitude.”

Mark Consuelos gushes about Kelly Ripa’s ‘adorable’ wedding anniversary tattoo

In honor of her 25th wedding anniversary with Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa recently got a tiny black tattoo on the inside of her elbow that reads, “5.1.96,” a nod to the day the couple said “I do.” The gesture apparently touched Mark, who gushed about the tat and Kelly, in general, to People this week. “I love her tattoo. I think it’s adorable. I think it’s beautiful,” Mark said, adding that he just saw the new ink for the first time last week. The two weren’t able to be together on May 1, he explained, but Kelly apparently sent him cards and letters, as she usually does, on their big day. “I always keep them for every anniversary. She’s a great writer and so I always look forward to reading what she has to say,” Mark gushed. “She’s super thoughtful so I got a beautiful gift, and I can’t believe she somehow hid it in the house,” he added, explaining that she had a friend of Mark’s stow the present away so it would be a surprise. Mark and Kelly, both 50, share three kids — Michael, 23, Lola, 19, and 18-year-old Joaquin, who just wore his dad’s tux to his senior prom last month.

Andy Cohen asks for help locating a ‘vulnerable’ former schoolmate who went missing

Andy Cohen is using his platform to help locate a man he knows from childhood who’s gone missing.Last week, the Bravo exec shared information about the disappearance of Andy Neiman, a 48-year-old actor and playwright Cohen went to high school with in St. Louis. The missing person announcement describes Neiman as “a missing vulnerable adult” who suffers from schizophrenia; Page Six reports he’s also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. According to a GoFundMe set up to cover the cost of a private investigator, Andy may also be “suffering from psychosis.” He was last seen May 21 in Poughkeepsie, New York, “wearing hospital scrubs,” the announcement reveals, adding that he “may be wearing glasses.” Authorities believe he’s likely to be somewhere “in the local area,” according to the post. “Andy is younger than me, but we went to the same camp — Nebagamon in Wisconsin — and the same high school,” Cohen tells Page Six. “I’m praying for his safe return, along with a lot of folks in St. Louis.” Neiman’s younger sister, Emily Abramson, tells the outlet her brother did not have a cell phone or any money when he left MidHudson Regional Hospital after having a psychotic break while visiting her family in nearby High Falls, New York. A graduate of Wesleyan, Neiman reportedly has a 9-year-old daughter at home. As of June 4, the GoFundMe page reported Andy had not yet been found.

Bindi and Robert Irwin wish Teri and the late Steve Irwin a happy anniversary

Bindi Irwin and her brother, Robert Irwin, were thinking of their mom and dad on June 4, as they honored what would have been Terri Irwin and Steve Irwin’s 29th wedding anniversary had Steve not been killed in 2006 while filming in the Great Barrier Reef. “Soulmates,” Bindi captioned a photo of the couple on Instagram (via ET). “Happy Anniversary to my sweetheart parents. Your love is the stuff of miracles.” Terri shared her daughter’s sweet post on Twitter, writing, “Today marks 29 years since I married your dad. He was a lot of amazing things, but most of all he was fun. Really, truly fun!” As if on cue, Bindi’s younger brother, Robert, shared a photo that seemed to reflect his dad’s fun spirit. Alongside an image of Terri carrying Steve in a wheelbarrow as he smiled despite having a bandaged foot and crutches, Robert wrote, “Happy anniversary, Mum and Dad. This is my favourite photo ever.” Terri and Steve tied the knot on June 4, 1992. Their daughter, Bindi, 22, went on to marry Chandler Powell last year.

‘Super-duper pregnant’ Halsey is raising money for expectant parents in need

Halsey and their boyfriend, Alev Aydin, are preparing to welcome their first child, a process that’s made the singer think about other future parents who may be struggling to line up basic baby necessities. In the interest of helping some of those moms and dads to-be, Halsey’s teamed up with Babylist and the nonprofit, Baby 2 Baby, to get some of those necessities into the hands of expectant parents via The Great Group Gift initiative. In a June 3 announcement on Instagram, Halsey — who recently changed their pronouns to “she/they” — described the campaign as a “universal baby shower for parents in need,” telling fans they’d “already donated 100k” and hoped to keep the donations to Baby 2 Baby going. “I am super-duper pregnant,” Halsey said in the video post. “One of the hardest things about getting ready for this baby was trying to figure out what I was going to need to buy for them. I knew that they needed a place to eat, a place to sleep, a safe, good car seat, but beyond that I was pretty clueless. Fortunately I was super lucky enough to be able to provide everything that I needed, but in the process I realized how expensive it is to start a family, and how many parents out there were probably struggling to provide the things that they need,” the singer continued, adding, “I hope you find it in your heart to be able to give back to some people who are really struggling.” According to the organization’s website, “Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.” The group has also been working to help families affected by the coronavirus pandemic and has so far, “distributed 60 million essential items including diapers, formula, soap, shampoo, food and more to some of the most vulnerable children across the country impacted by the pandemic,” the website reports.

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