An ancient proverb says, “Those who mess with Meryl don’t go unscathed.” (Getty Images)

Meryl Streep issued a statement after head Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld told Women’s Wear Daily that Streep canceled her couture Academy Awards dress in favor of a designer who’d pay her: “Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. … He lied, they printed the lie, and I am still waiting [for an apology].” Lagerfeld responded, saying he “misunderstood” the situation after an “informal conversation” with Streep’s stylist. “I regret this controversy,” he added.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actor Mahershala Ali attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Compatibility
Mahershala excludes Geminis from all play dates

“Moonlight” actor Mahershala Ali and his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, have welcomed their first child together, Ali announced. On his Instagram on Friday, Ali shared a photo of Sami-Karim cradling the newborn girl. “Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 2/22/17 #pisces,” he wrote in a caption. The couple, who wed in 2013, first announced they were expecting in December.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist Lana Del Rey attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Witches
‘I’m with her’ also a great slogan for Lana’s coven

On Thursday, Lana Del Ray mysteriously tweeted: “At the stroke of midnight Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23 … Ingredients can b found online.” The New York Post reported that it refers to a witchcraft Facebook group that says to perform a “mass spell to bind Donald Trump” on the days in her tweet, along with the materials needed.


NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Demi Lovato backstage at the Marc Jacobs Spring 2017 fashion show at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)

Next week’s news
Demi on track to quit and return to Twitter again

Demi Lovato revealed on Twitter that she did an ancestry DNA test. She wrote: “I’m mainly Spanish, with Native American, SCANDINAVIAN (which I had NO idea), Irish, BRITISH … And I’m 1% African!!!!” When the reveal was met with criticism, Lovato tweeted: “Just thought it was cool and totally random. Some of y’all are mean af. Twitter sucks.”


Alex Rodriguez and Anne Wojcicki arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / Timothy A. CLARY (Getty Images)

Bachelors
‘No, It’s not you, Anne. I just hear Leo’s wolf pack is recruiting, so …’

Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez and his girlfriend of less than a year, 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, have split up. “He’s a wonderful guy … but cross country relationships are hard,” Wojcicki told People. A source told the New York Post they were an “unusual couple” and “perhaps in the end, they were a little too different.”


LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Olympic athletes Caitlyn Jenner and Simone Biles attend Life is Good at GOLD MEETS GOLDEN Event at Equinox on January 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Verbatim
“From one Republican to another, this is a disaster.” — Caitlyn Jenner, addressing on Twitter the Trump administration’s decision to reverse guidelines that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms of their choice