The end of Leo summer
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Hello and welcome to Gossip Time, a weekly guide to the stars by Allie Jones. This week: an actor secures a new model, a pop star officially dumps her manager, and Brad Pitt gets a new face.
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The last long weekend of the summer is here, and Leonardo DiCaprio is walking through the private jet terminal at LAX with a 25-year-old Italian model, as God intended. The Daily Mail caught the 48-year-old actor coming back from a trip with Vittoria Ceretti, the same model he was seen enjoying ice cream with in Santa Barbara last week. Ceretti, as we previously noted, is technically married to the Italian DJ Matteo Milleri, but the tabloids are just assuming they are separated at this point. Hope that works out!
Yolanda Hadid, it seems, has given up on DiCaprio all together, as her favorite daughter Gigi Hadid was spotted with another man this week for the first time since she started “dating” DiCaprio last year. His name is Cole Bennett, and he’s a 27-year-old music video director with four million followers on Instagram. Seems like more Hadid’s speed. The two were first photographed leaving a house party together in L.A. earlier this week, and then last night they were spotted getting into the same car outside The Nice Guy a few minutes apart from each other.
Hopefully he’s nice. (He seems earnest, anyway: He was really excited about making Forbes’ 30 under 30 this year.)
Also keeping a low profile: Kylie Jenner and Timothee Chalamet, who are apparently still dating despite never being photographed together or acknowledging their relationship in public. Paparazzi caught Jenner visiting Chalamet’s home in Beverly Hills in her Range Rover this week. Page Six claims you can see her “unmistakable long-lashed eyes” in the photo below. Do you agree?
Meanwhile, Chalamet visited the paparazzi hotbed Giorgio Baldi sans Jenner the following day, wearing an extremely effective disguise:
Kris Jenner’s new A.I.-mediated head is going to pop off her body if these two don’t go to dinner together soon.
Jennifer Aniston’s fake ex-husband Justin Theroux has a new girlfriend for the first time in a long time. The 52-year-old actor was photographed making out with the relatively unknown actress Nicole Brydon Bloom at Altro Paradiso in New York this week. Bloom, 29 (of course) guest stars in one of my favorite insane shows, The Gilded Age, and has 7,000 followers on Instagram including Theroux. Get ready for a bunch of thinly sourced tabloid stories about how this doesn’t bother Aniston at all to come out next week.
Personally, the one couple I was hoping to see pap walk together before the end of the summer was Ariana Grande and her married Spongebob beau Ethan Slater, but it seems that is not to be. Instead, Grande is making it crystal clear to the tabloids that she has fired her manager, Scooter Braun, and has no plans to negotiate a new deal with Hybe, the South Korean entertainment company that now owns SB Projects. While sources connected to Braun have been insisting to the tabloids that Grande is sticking by him, a source told TMZ yesterday, “Scooter's team is spinning the story. Ariana is leaving both Scooter and Hybe. There is absolutely no truth to her staying.”
Well. If Braun’s lost TMZ, there is no telling what’s about to come out about him. Stay tuned!
STUFF BY HILARY DUFF: For the record, Hilary Duff parted ways with Scooter Braun in 2018.
Finally, I’ll leave you with this fascinating explanation of why Brad Pitt looks so “refreshed” lately:
Plastic surgery is for men, too!
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