As Kim Kardashian pursues her legal career and continues her fight for criminal justice reform, CNN’s Van Jones praised her for her ‘amazing’ work and her cunning legal mind.
“So, Kim Kardashian is studying law,” Ellen DeGeneres said to Van Jones when he stopped by the Monday (May 24) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Van, 52, appeared on the show to discuss his new documentary, The First Step, which details his efforts to pass a landmark criminal justice bill. Kim, 40, also appears in The First Step, since she is also active in criminal justice reform. When asked how Kim, who is apprenticing at Van’s legal organization #cut50, the CNN anchor had nothing but good things to say about her. “She’s doing amazing. She’s used her platform to help people behind bars,” said Jones.
“Her dad [Robert Kardashian] was a lawyer, and she always wanted to be a lawyer. And so, she decided once she got a taste of what [Kim] could do – using her platform, using her brain – she hasn’t let up. I think she’s going to be an unbelievable attorney. I already think she’s one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice [reform].”
This isn’t the first time that Van has praised Kim for her work in criminal justice reform. “I love Kim Kardashian. I’ve got a chance to work with her side by side literally from the jailhouse to the White House,” he told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY in 2019 when attending the premiere of Free Meek in New York City. “She is sincere. She is tough as nails. She is a very good advocate, and more people like Kim should speak up.”
Jessica Jackson, one of two attorneys who mentored Kim in 2020 in her bid to become a lawyer, told HollywoodLife that the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was “extremely smart” and “extremely dedicated” to her studies. “She’s just very quick to pick up concepts, and it’s not that anybody should have a preconceived notion of her, but I think her dedication is surprising sometimes,” said Jessica.
While Van said he was impressed with Kim’s progress in the legal world, the CNN anchor jokingly revealed to Ellen that he struggles to get the same admiration and respect from Cabral Jones and Mattai Jones, his children with ex-wife Jana Carter. “I’d like to think they’re proud of me, but then it turns out – not so much,” said Van. “For instance, I got a chance to take them to…an event. Beyoncé was there, Jay-Z was there, they got their pictures made, etcetera. So, I’m feeling like, ‘Hey, I’m the man!’ Take them home to see their mom, and the little guy goes up to Jana and goes, ‘Yknow? I feel really good about this night. Having a dad who’s a — like a D-list celebrity means, you get to meet real stars!’ So, no matter what you do, your kids are never going to be impressed, but I’m impressed with them.”
Lady Gaga Stuns In Bodysuit, Sparkly Tights & Massive Platform Heels While Out In NYC
Lady Gaga made quite the statement when she rocked a bodysuit with glitter tights & sky-high platform heels while in NYC on July 28.
Ava Philippe, 21, Looks Just Like Mom Reese Witherspoon As She Rocks A Crop Top On Lunch Date With BF
Reese Witherspoon’s mini-me Ava has stepped out in a pair of ripped jeans a crop top for a lunch date with boyfriend Owen Mahoney.
Reese Witherspoon‘s daughter, Ava Phillippe looked like the spitting image of her A-list mom when she stepped out for a lunch date with her boyfriend Owen Mahoney in Los Angeles on July 27. Ava, 21, opted for a pink crop top and a pair of ripped, blue jeans as she styled her blonde tresses in loose waves. She also accessorized with white sneakers, oversized sunglasses, an animal print handbag, and layered gold jewelry.
Meanwhile, her beau cut a casual figure in graphic, tie-dye tee, black jeans and white sneakers. Ava most recently forced fans to do a double take when she posted a selfie of her and Owen, in which they totally resembled Reese and her dad Ryan Phillippe. “The bats were feeling shy…so here’s a pic of us instead,” she captioned the sweet photo.
The eldest child of the Oscar winning-actress wore a red polka dot dress with spaghetti straps. She styled her hair in beachy waves and opted for natural makeup for the daytime outing. “These two,” the Walk the Line star responded in the comments section, adding heart eyes emoji. Ava and Owen were first spotted together on the beach two years ago in Los Angeles, and have been going strong ever since.
Reese, who is also a mom to sons Deacon Phillippe, 17, and Tennessee, 8, recently told actress Tracee Ellis Ross for Interview magazine that she shares a special bond with her three kids. “My gosh, I’ve been crying a lot this week. I’ll have memories of my kids when they were little, or I’ll remember my favorite English teacher from high school, and I’ll just burst into tears,” she said.
The Draper James designer continued, “That makes me want to cry, the idea of having a long relationship with adult children. I never expected the kind of relationship that I have with them, but it’s so rewarding to be able to have kids that you can process life with a little bit, and they help me understand the complexities of what it means to be a human now.”
Paris Hilton Pregnant & Expecting 1st Child with Fiancé Carter Reum — Report
A baby is on the way for Paris Hilton and Carter Reum! The socialite is pregnant with her first child, according to a new report.
Paris Hilton is pregnant! The 40-year-old socialite is a mom to be, Page Six confirmed on July 27. Paris will welcome her baby boy or girl with fiancé Carter Reum, whom she got engaged to in February 2021. The couple has yet to confirm the news themselves, but HollywoodLife has reached out to a rep for Paris for comment.
It’s no secret that Paris has wanted to be a mom for a long time. In January, she revealed that she had started undergoing IVF treatments to have a baby (or babies)! “I can pick twins if I’d like,” Paris explained. “[Carter and I] talk about [getting married] all the time and planning our babies’ names and all of that. I’m really excited to just move on to the next step of my life.” She also decided to freeze her eggs back in 2018 while she was engaged to Chris Zylka.
Paris has been dating Carter, an entrepreneur who has invested in various well-known startups, since the end of 2019. They sealed the deal on their relationship when Carter proposed on Feb. 13 while he and Paris were celebrating her 40th birthday on a private island. The couple shared the news of their engagement with Vogue for a Feb. 17 interview. “I am excited about this next chapter and having such a supportive partner,” Paris told the mag. “Our relationship is one of equals. We make each other better people. He was absolutely worth the wait.”
For the proposal, Paris was wearing a white dress with a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, while Carter wore a white suit when he got down on one knee and presented the birthday girl with a massive, emerald-cut diamond ring. There were also family members on the island, including Paris’s sister, Nicky Hilton, to help the lovebirds celebrate afterwards. Now Paris and Carter are on their way to parenthood. Congrats to them both!