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Liam Hemsworth gets his good looks and physique from his mama ... and his daddy, clearly! The youngest Hemsworth bro was out hiking Wednesday with his parents -- looks like they were in the Malibu Hills -- and even though he lovingly referred to them as "oldies" ... their bods are totally camera-ready. This pic bodes well for Chris and Liam's futures -- their dad, Craig, is completely yolked, and mom Leonie looks like she's ready to run a marathon. Even the family dogs look fit! With genes this strong ... the whole family's winning. (TMZ)
Kate Mara -- who married "Billy Elliot" star Jamie Bell last summer -- was overheard talking about the upcoming royal wedding on Tuesday. At a Soho event, the "House of Cards" actress was saying that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle must, "Keep it focused,'" a spy told Page Six. She added that "despite all the fanfare" the royal couple must "always look out for one another first .?.?. and it will all work out." Mara was at a downtown Belvedere Vodka bash, along with "Empire" star Jussie Smollett and model Nina Agdal who was "cuddling in a banquette" with boyfriend Jack Brinkley Cook, a witness said. (Page Six)
Shaq and Charles Barkley's love/hate relationship is actually in its second generation ... that's according to The Diesel, who says their mamas were friends and used to fight the exact same way. Chuck and Shaq get into HEATED arguments on "Inside The NBA" -- like, really bad ones -- leading some people to speculate whether the guys really like each other when the cameras are off. Adam Glyn got Shaq out in NYC and asked if there was actual bad blood between the two men, and not only did O'Neal say it was all love, he said the way they treat each other was learned. "His mom and my mom were best friends, and they used to have the same type of relationship. Funniest thing ever." Barkley's mom, Charcey, sadly passed away back in 2015, but we're guessing all her arguments with O'Neal's mom never got as bad as it did for the guys back in the day. But we can't be sure. (TMZ)
"Vanderpump Rules" star Lala Kent is in Cannes to see her boyfriend's mob movie "Gotti," and she's a bit gangster herself. "I thought I could drink outside the hotel," she told us of a Cannes run-in while on the Riviera. "This French woman said, 'You're not allowed to drink! This is not America, this is France!' Then she made a point to come say it again. So I just let her know, 'I heard you the first time .?.?. and in America we don't play, so you better stop talking to me.' " She added at a bash for WanderLuxxe: "I love the French, I just didn't like her." (Page Six)
Kim Kardashian West's latest Instagram endorsement has another celebrity really forking upset. The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil called out the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star for promoting Flat Tummy's appetite-suppressing lollipops Wednesday on Instagram. "No. F -- off. No. [You're a] terrible and toxic influence on young girls. I admire their mother's branding capabilities, she is an exploitative but innovative genius, however this family makes me feel actual despair over what women are reduced to," Jamil, 32, tweeted. "MAYBE don't take appetite suppressors and eat enough to fuel your BRAIN and work hard and be successful. And to play with your kids. And to have fun with your friends. And to have something to say about your life at the end, other than 'I had a flat stomach.'" Kardashian, 37, also rankled followers who accused her of promoting eating disorders. "Wow I have lost all respect for Kim Kardashian. Promoting appetite suppressants when it's mental health awareness week?? There are so many people who battle or who have battled with an eating disorder and she is making not eating look like it is 'trendy.' Disgusting and selfish," wrote one Twitter user. But she isn't alone: Tori Spelling and Teresa Giudice have also shared a sponsored post about the lollipops. According to Flat Tummy Co., the pops are 35 calories each and include SATIEREAL, "a clinically proven safe ingredient extracted from natural plants" that "works to maximize satiety (which helps control food intake, cravings and weight.") (People)
Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, is making a name for himself by going after President Trump, but now he's facing his own lawsuit ... and he's accused of doing something very Trumpian. According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ, Avenatti's being sued by Jason Frank, a former partner at Egan Avenatti ... Michael's law firm, because he claims Avenatti stiffed him out of a couple mil. Frank alleges Avenatti pulled a Trump in 2016 by refusing to hand over his firm's tax returns. Frank says he needed that data to figure out how much money he was owed under their deal when he left the company ... which he says is 25 percent of firm profits, plus a cut of client fees. According to the docs ... Frank and Avenatti's firm eventually duked it out in arbitration, and the firm settled with him for $4.85 million. Problem is, according to Frank, when it came time to fork over the first $2 mil payment ... the firm stiffed him. Now he's suing to get Stormy's lawyer to pay up. Avenatti tells us, "Jason Frank is trying to get attention for himself. His allegations are baseless and fraudulent." (TMZ)