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.
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.
‘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.
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.”
‘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.”
“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