Hello and welcome to Gossip Time, a weekly guide to the stars by Allie Jones. This week: a reality star and an actor are texting every day, another celebrity couple can’t stop pap strolling, and Emma Watson is sharing her thoughts on Instagram.
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Kylie Jenner is either really dating Timothée Chalamet or really wants us to think she’s dating Timothée Chalamet. Since the reality star’s Range Rover was spotted in the actor’s Beverly Hills driveway last week, Kardashian sources have rushed to the tabloids to share everything Jenner is thinking about this new relationship. The headline: She is regularly communicating with Chalamet and having fun doing so.
According to People, Jenner, 25, and Chalamet, 27, “hang out every week.” Another source told Us Weekly that the pair “text, FaceTime or communicate in some way” — smoke signals? — “almost every day.”
“They have a really fun and flirty exchange between them, and he makes Kylie smile,” the source added.
Yet another source told Entertainment Tonight that the lipkit entrepreneur and future Willy Wonka are “keeping things casual at this point. It’s not serious, but Kylie is enjoying hanging out with Timothée and seeing where it goes. It’s been really fun for her because it feels a lot different than her past relationships. It’s new and exciting for Kylie and she’s having a lot of fun.”
All of that sounds great, but we have yet to see these two on a date together. According to Page Six, Jenner and Chalamet went to Tito’s Tacos in L.A. together last Friday, but they devised a complex plan involving security guards, face masks, and two black SUVs with tinted windows to avoid being photographed together.
Jenner also attended Coachella this past weekend without her new beau, but ET’s source says that was by design. “Kylie decided she didn’t want to make things public with Timothée this past weekend at Coachella and really just wanted to chill and have fun with her friends,” the source said. Chalamet went to New York to film a Chanel commercial with Martin Scorcese. He accidentally ran into the camera at one point, but he’s okay:
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According to People, Jenner and Chalamet first met earlier this year “at an event in Europe,” and there is video of the two chatting at Chalamet’s friend Haider Ackermann’s show at Paris Couture week in January. DeuxMoi, however, has said that they started dating earlier than that and spent New Year’s Eve in Aspen together. Jenner reportedly broke things off with Travis Scott for the umpteenth time in January.
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Where, then, will these two go public? Probably not at the Met Gala: There are rumors that only Kim Kardashian was the only Kardashian-Jenner to be invited this year, and Chalamet skipped last year. I bet we’ll see a more casual pap walk outside the Bird Streets Club sometime next month.
In other somewhat unexpected relationship news, Bill Hader and Ali Wong got back together, and they want us to know it. Hader, 44, mentioned his “girlfriend” in an interview with Collider last week, and then his rep officially confirmed he was referring to Wong, 41, in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “Bill Hader and Ali Wong are dating again,” the rep proclaimed. Update your rolodexes!
On top of that official confirmation, Wong and Hader did a full-blown paparazzi photoshoot while wearing matching hiking shoes on Wong’s birthday Wednesday. They even kissed for the camera:
This relationship originally came to light in a strange way: Page Six reported in December that the couple secretly dated for two months in the fall but had already broken up. “Only a small circle of A-list comedians know and everyone was thrilled about it,” a source revealed. Hopefully those A-list comedians are thrilled once more.
One person who may be upset by this news, however, is Rachel Bilson. The actress, 41, dated Hader back in 2020, and she mentions him sort of frequently, in a sexual way, on her podcast. My best to her in this awkward time.
Something is up with Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. The married couple, who welcomed their fourth (!) child in February, has done three pap strolls in Manhattan in the last seven days for no obvious reason. They don’t even really live in Manhattan — yes, they have an apartment at 443 Greenwich in Tribeca, but they famously spend most of their time at their compound in Pound Ridge. Still, they are out pounding the pavement almost daily, just to give us boring shots like these:
What are these freaks up to? Neither of them is promoting anything right now, and the tabloids have no idea what to say when running these photos. Just Jared noted that they might attend the Met Gala, which is…a week and a half away. My best guess is that we’re soon going to find out Reynolds invested in another random business and/or sports team. Pickleball?
STUFF BY HILARY DUFF: Hilary Duff looked effortlessly stylish at brunch.
Finally, I must leave you with the full text of Emma Watson’s 33rd birthday post:
I encourage you to read the whole thing and then share your favorite emoji in the comments.
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Timothée Chalamet gives off major bad-in-bed vibes and Kylie in the mix compounds the issue
Fave emoji is definitely the 🧯 because…aren’t you supposed to walk away from everything burning and not put it out…lol