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Miranda Kerr on the red carpet at the Broad.
Miranda Kerr on the red carpet at the Broad. (Jonathan Leibson / BFA.com)

A host of stars including Miranda Kerr, Ricky Martin and Karlie Kloss were among the lucky dozens of people to get a preview of the Broad’s new “Jasper Johns: Something Resembling Truth” exhibition Thursday night during a VIP cocktail reception and dinner. The exhibition, which opens to the public on Saturday, is supported by French luxury brand Louis Vuitton, which Kerr and Kloss wore for the occasion.

“My son loves it here,” said Kerr, who held hands with husband Evan Spiegel as she made her way through the downtown Los Angeles-based museum. “My son was asking me last night, ‘When can we go back?’ I didn’t have the heart to tell him that we were coming here tonight because he would not have let me leave. I told him, ‘We’re going to a work dinner.’ Under my breath, I was like, ‘What a coincidence.’”

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Rob Delaney.
Rob Delaney. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Time)

“Catastrophe” star and co-creator Rob Delaney revealed Friday that his youngest son, Henry, died of cancer in January. Henry was 2½.

“My wife and Henry’s older brothers and I are devastated of course,” the 41-year-old Twitter celebrity wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. “Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following fifteen months living in hospitals.”

Henry was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, Delaney said. He had surgery to remove the tumor and underwent further treatment through early 2017, but the cancer returned in the fall. 

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Kristina Shannon in 2013.
Kristina Shannon in 2013. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

Former Playboy Playmate Kristina Shannon says Guess co-founder Paul Marciano told her she reminded him of the late Guess model Anna Nicole Smith and promised to make her the next Kate Upton. 

Then, after a test shoot done up to look like one Smith had appeared in, he allegedly sexually assaulted Shannon at her apartment, she told the Blast in a story published Friday.

“He forced himself on me” after inviting himself over to her place, said the former Hugh Hefner girlfriend who met Marciano in 2012. (She and twin sister Karissa Shannon, now 28, were two of Hef’s three closest women starting in 2008 and appeared on the reality show “The Girls Next Door.”)

Rain Pryor in 2015.
Rain Pryor in 2015. (Bennett Raglin / Getty Images)

Rain Pryor says Quincy Jones’ dish about dad Richard Pryor sleeping with Marlon Brando is a lie. 

Although she noted that her father was open about his private life, and once had a relationship with a trans woman, “Daddy did NOT have relations with Brando,” she wrote Thursday on Facebook, responding to Jones’ claim in an interview that New York magazine’s Vulture published Wednesday.

“There were no trips to his South Pacific Oasis, no flowers or love notes between. Not even a film role,” she added.

Singer-songwriter Kesha, right, was joined by more than a dozen female musicians for her performance of "Praying" at the Grammy Awards.
Singer-songwriter Kesha, right, was joined by more than a dozen female musicians for her performance of "Praying" at the Grammy Awards. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Recording Academy has received yet another letter urging the organization to address gender bias in the Grammy Awards process, this one signed by more than three dozen male executives in the music industry.

The letter, first published in its entirety Friday by the Hollywood Reporter, calls on the academy to take “more significant and robust action” concerning recent charges of institutional bias. Over the last five years, more than 90% of nominations have gone to male musicians, producers, songwriters and engineers, according to a recent USC study.

Among the 38 people who signed the letter were veteran musician Randy Jackson, managers Scooter Braun and Ian Montone and talent booker Tom Windish.

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Artist rendering of the MSG Sphere Arena coming to Las Vegas in 2020.
Artist rendering of the MSG Sphere Arena coming to Las Vegas in 2020. (Madison Square Garden Company)

The Madison Square Garden company is gearing up to have a ball in Las Vegas — literally.

MSG officials unveiled their design on Thursday for the MSG Sphere Arena, which they describe as a “revolutionary” new live entertainment venue that will plop a massive spherical arena onto the Vegas Strip in 2020.

The project was unveiled by MSG Co. Executive Chairman and CEO James Dolan at a presentation in New York, and relayed during a parallel session in Los Angeles conducted by Dolan’s friend and business partner, music industry mogul Irving Azoff.

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I'm ambitious for success to the extent that I want my work to be appreciated by as many people as possible. But other than that I'm just as happy to concentrate on the process, to concentrate on experiencing life outside of being a rock performer, and if record sales suffer as a result, so be it.

Her family said in a lengthy statement that Messick had battled depression, “which had been her nemesis for years.”

Hollywood studio executive and producer Jill Messick died on Wednesday by what her family said was suicide. She was 50.

The family said in a lengthy statement first published in the Hollywood Reporter that Messick had battled depression, “which had been her nemesis for years.” But the family also lashed out at Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan, saying that Messick had become “collateral damage” in the movement that has arisen after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein were reported.   

“‘The Movement’ just lost one of its own,” the statement begins.

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Quentin Tarantino issued a public apology to Samantha Geimer on Thursday after a 2003 interview resurfaced.
Quentin Tarantino issued a public apology to Samantha Geimer on Thursday after a 2003 interview resurfaced. (Laurent Cipriani / Associated Press)

Quentin Tarantino issued an apology Thursday to Samantha Geimer, who was raped by Roman Polanski when she was 13. 

The move comes after an interview Tarantino gave on “The Howard Stern Show” in 2003 resurfaced on Jezebel earlier this week.

In a statement given to Indiewire, Tarantino apologized for his comments in which he asserted that Geimer was “down with” sex with Polanski.

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Actress-director Angelina Jolie.
Actress-director Angelina Jolie. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

Angelina Jolie is bucking tradition by doing press without a Hollywood project to promote, according to Elle magazine. Except she totally does: It’s International Women’s Day on March 8.

For the mag’s March issue, the Oscar winner discussed humanitarian issues, particularly those affecting women, in a candid conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry.

Patriotism, climate change and violence against women were among the topics they touched on, with Jolie getting most fired up about the latter — particularly how they affect her parenting of three daughters, Vivienne, 9, Shiloh, 11, and Zahara, 13.