New Instagram feature… The Italy situation… Jason Momoa’s beard… Travis Scott owes BIG money… and Kourtney Kardashian’s 40th birthday party
Instagram understands the pressure of getting likes. You post something you think is fabulous, but your followers don’t think it’s worthy of a double tap. I mean, come on! It takes less than 1/8 of a second to double tap!!! But when it doesn’t get the amount of likes you expected and all your other friends are getting tons of likes on their Instagram photos, it makes you feel really, really bad. Instagram wants to help. They’re testing a new feature that HIDES how many likes a post gets. Instead, you see a post was liked by a few of your followers. A couple will be named and the others are labeled “and others.” But only the person who shared the post will be able to see the actual like number of likes. Instagram explained they’re simply “exploring ways to reduce pressure on Instagram is something we’re always thinking about.”
Juicy Joe has been denied! Teresa Giudice’s husband Joe was sentenced to 41 months in prison for mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. Teresa had to serve 15 months. When Teresa got out, she was able to go home to New Jersey. When Joe got out, he went straight to an immigration detention center. Joe was born in Italy. His parents brought him to the US when he was only one. His parents became citizens. His brother and sister were born here, so they’re citizens. But Joe? He just never got around to getting his citizenship. It wasn’t an issue until he was convicted of “a crime of moral turpitude” that it became an issue because when he was sentenced to 41 months in prison, the judge said Joe would be deported when he got out. Joe’s lawyers appealed the deportation. Yesterday, that appeal was denied. His lawyers say they’re not giving up, though. They’re going to keep fighting till they put him on a plane with a one-way ticket to Italy. But Teresa said if he goes, she’s staying right here with their four daughters.
JUDGE SAYS ADDIO: RHONJ husband Joe Giudice has lost his appeal and will be deported to Italy following his prison sentence. https://t.co/qzuovNeEi6 #CBSNewYork— CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) April 19, 2019
After 7 years, Jason Momoa has shaved off his beard. Why? Was it for a movie role? Did his wife Lisa Bonet think he’d look sexier with a smooth face? Did he read that article about how a man’s beard is nastier than a dog’s face? Nope. Jason wants you to recycle aluminum. Jason posted a video of himself shaving, and as he did it, he explained, “I just want to bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet, and I think I have a solution….There’s only one thing that can really help our planet and save our planet, as long as we recycle, and that’s aluminum.” Jason said he’d like to see aluminum cans totally replace plastic bottles when it comes to storing beverages because, he said, “75 percent of aluminum that’s ever been used is still in circulation today.” Plus, he said it only takes 60 days for an aluminum can to be recycled and put back on the market. So do what Aquaman says! Ditch the plastic and use aluminum, instead.
Jason Momoa shaved off his beard for the first time since 2012 because “I just want to do this to bring awareness that plastics are killing our planet.” https://t.co/dKzrWTHbFz pic.twitter.com/oELIKL1GH8— E! News (@enews) April 18, 2019
Travis Scott was sued by an entertainment events company for bailing on a Super Bowl eve performance in Minnesota last year. A source told TMZ at the time that it was due to weather and logistics, but it’s interesting to note that his daughter Stormi was born a couple days before. So after giving him $150K up front and providing him with a private jet only to have him bail hours before showtime, PJAM sued Travis for seven figures. But Travis turned around and sued PJAM saying they still owed him $50K!! A jury has now awarded PJAM almost $343K. Travis’ attorney told TMZ that the verdict was disappointing, but he believes the amount will be “substantially reduced or overturned in subsequent proceedings.”
The Kardashians love any excuse to throw a party, and Kourtney’s 40th is a pretty dang good reason to throw a big one! Kris Jenner hosted at her house in Beverly Hills. Based on social media posts, it looks like everybody in the family was there except for Caitlyn Jenner and Rob. But maybe they were just being camera shy? Scott Disick was there, but was Sofia Richie? Khloe’s ex-boyfriend French Montana was there, as were Paris Hilton, Robin Thicke and Sia. In fact, Robin and Sia performed a duet of “Happy Birthday.” And the cake was pretty incredible! If you’ve checked out Kourtney’s POOSH website, you saw the picture of her naked backside perched on the side of a bathtub with a bucket of champagne and her clothes on the floor. The cake was an exact replica!