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Celebrities are lining up with their wallets to help protect American kids from gun violence in the wake of another deadly school shooting.

Inspired by “the courage and eloquence” of the survivors of the recent shooting in Parkland, Fla., philanthropic duo George Clooney and Amal Clooney have donated $500,000 to help the students organize the upcoming March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., to tighten gun control.

The Oscar winner and human-rights attorney made the donation in the name of their 8-month-old twins and announced that they will be joining the rally on March 24, the couple said Tuesday.

  • Celebrity
Blac Chyna in October 2017.
Blac Chyna in October 2017. (Paras Griffin / Getty Images)

Video showing Blac Chyna performing a sex act on a former boyfriend was posted online without her permission, and she’s not pleased. 

“Revenge porn — posting explicit images without the consent of everyone in those images — is a crime, a civil wrong, and a form of domestic abuse,” Chyna’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, said Tuesday in a statement. “It’s also a cruel attempt to slut shame women for being sexual.” 

The one-minute, 23-second recording was posted anonymously early Monday on Twitter, according to TMZ. In the video, which depicts oral sex, the man is not seen, but Chyna’s face is apparently clearly visible. She’s reportedly now asking police to look into the matter. 

Queen Elizabeth II, left, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour sit in the front row for designer Richard Quinn’s show Tuesday in London.
Queen Elizabeth II, left, and Vogue editor Anna Wintour sit in the front row for designer Richard Quinn’s show Tuesday in London. (Yui Mok / Associated Press)

Queen Elizabeth II made her first visit to London Fashion Week on Tuesday, accompanied, appropriately, by a queen of fashion: American Vogue editor Anna Wintour. 

Smiles broke out between the two, who were chit-chatting in the front row at a runway show by London-born Richard Quinn. The monarch presented Quinn with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.

Perhaps the perk came with Wintour’s acquisition last May of the “dame” title?

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Justin Theroux.
Justin Theroux. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Newly single Justin Theroux no longer will be appearing on Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

“The Leftovers” star, who announced his separation from actress Jennifer Aniston last week, was slated to stop by the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York on Tuesday but is now absent from the show’s roster — presumably a result of the heightened attention on his split.

Reps for Theroux and “The Late Show” did not immediately respond to The Times’ requests for confirmation.

  • Music
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Kesha performs during the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum reception in New York on Feb. 12, 2018.
Kesha performs during the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum reception in New York on Feb. 12, 2018. (Michael Loccisano / Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame)

A knee injury has resulted in the postponement of Kesha’s Rainbow tour across Asia and Australia this spring.

The “Praying” singer is undergoing surgery on Tuesday, according to her publicist, with rehabilitation to begin “as soon as possible so she can hit the road this summer” on her joint North American tour with Macklemore.

Kesha fell on stage in Dubai on Feb. 9 and tore a ligament in her knee, which has forced her to postpone the remaining 11 March and April tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan, as well as cancel a performance at Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest.

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Fergie has explained her, um, unconventional performance of the national anthem that got the former Black Eyed Pea singer widely ridiculed after Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.

Even some of the players and celebs in the audience couldn’t refrain from cracking up in the video above.

“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” the “Fergalicious” singer said in a statement Monday.

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(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

I've always felt that one of the most devastating states of mind is the absence of hope. And that is a condition that envelops a goodly number of people everywhere. And when you make drama of that condition, it's almost as if words are not necessary.


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(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

I fuse things, from doing this role and that role, roles that have nothing to do with being like, Latin. I’m more concerned, as I get older, with the story. I’m more like, ‘Give me a good story,’ then I’ll work from there.

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(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Work is consoling and gives you strength, but without your family, who needs you? [Our son] Sean gave me the drive to survive. Some days, I felt life wasn’t worth it, but it was important that I stay around for Sean. Or he would have lost two parents.

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(Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Making things in all sorts of ways is what I love to do. It's my therapy, it's my everything. I just can't wait around for someone to hire me.

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