Mac Miller's still making a difference -- his charity foundation's quickly approaching a million bucks in money raised to help kids in his hometown ... TMZ has learned. Folks at The Mac Miller Circles Fund tell us ... donations have been pouring in from the late rapper's fans and the total is up to around $350,000. The cash will be used to provide programs and opportunities to underserved youth in the Pittsburgh area, "helping them recognize their full potential through exploration in the arts and community building." Add that money to proceeds from the October 31 tribute concert for Mac -- which we're told is expected to be another $350k -- and the Circles Fund's hauled in $700k since his death. As we reported ... the tribute show, "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life," went down at L.A.'s Greek Theatre and featured performances by artists -- and some of Miller's closest friends -- like Chance the Rapper, Travis Scott, SZA and John Mayer. We broke the story ... Mac died from an overdose in September. According to the toxicology report, it was the result of "mixed drug toxicity" -- specifically fentanyl and cocaine. The Coroner ruled his death accidental. Mac was 26. (TMZ)

Starting 2019 fresh! Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate put any animosity between them to bed over the holidays -- and Queen Elizabeth II couldn't be happier. "She'd reached her limit with all the drama," a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. "She desperately wanted Meghan and Kate to make up and she got her wish!" Reports surfaced in November that Meghan, 37, and Kate, 36, were at odds after the Suits alum and Prince Harry decided to move from London to Windsor, which is further away from Kate and Prince William's home in Kensington Palace. However, after spending Christmas together at Sandringham House in Norfolk, England, the sister-in-laws managed to work through their issues. "Being under the same roof meant that they couldn't avoid each other," the source explains. (US Weekly)

Rumer Willis shares New Year's photo with all 5 of father Bruce's daughters. It's all in the family. All five of Bruce Willis' daughters gathered together on New Year's Eve to ring in 2019, and his oldest daughter, Rumer Willis, documented the occasion for fans to see and wrote a heartfelt caption to go with it. "The 4 most important beings on this planet and in any year from now to eternity. Thank you for making everyday better. For the tears, the belly hurting laughter, the inside jokes, cuddles, Netflix binges, secret language, surprise sleepovers, pushing me to grow, sharing clothes and for all that is to come," Rumer captioned the photo. "You are my best friends for life. You make me a better version of myself everyday and I am so excited to embark on another year with you." "I couldn't ask for more magical and special souls to do life with," she continued. "I love you all with every fiber of my being and will be there to protect you day or night forever." The "Die Hard" actor shares Rumer, 30, Tallulah Belle, 24, and Scout, 27 with ex Demi Moore. Daughters Evelyn Penn, 4, and Mabel Ray, 6, are with wife Emma Heming, whom he married in 2009. (PageSix)

Vanessa Lachey Responds to Tweet Questioning Why Her Daughter Looks Like Nick Lachey's Ex Jessica Simpson. Vanessa Lachey is taking the high road in 2019. The Top Chef Junior host had the classiest response when a Twitter user compared her daughter, Brooklyn, to her husband Nick Lachey's ex-wife, Jessica Simpson. A fan named Kimberly wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Monday, December 31: "Ok... elephant in the room... but why does Nick and Vanessa Lachey's daughter look like Jessica Simpson?" Soon after, Vanessa, 38, responded, "2019, new year, new outlook. Let's be positive, especially with our children. Thanks Kimberly. Happy New Year." Vanessa and Nick, 45, tied the knot in 2011 and are the parents of three children: sons Camden, 6, and Phoenix, 2, and daughter Brooklyn, who turns 4 on Saturday, January 5. The couple's little girl is blonde like Simpson, while their sons both have brown hair. The 98 Degrees member was married to Simpson, 38, from 2002 to 2006. They documented their romance on Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica (Simpson once infamously said she "would have a panic attack" if she had to rewatch the MTV reality show). The fashion designer went on to wed Eric Johnson in 2014. Simpson and the former NFL tight end, 39, share daughter Maxwell, 6, and son Ace, 5, and have a third child on the way. Vanessa opened up to Us Weekly exclusively in October about the secret behind her union with Nick. "I see it as a working marriage and don't mean like a job working, but we have to constantly work at it," she said. "I was just telling my girlfriend last night: We don't settle or run; we go head-on with the problem. We communicate, we talk things through and we listen to the other person. We both know exactly what we want out of life and that's each other, so we're gonna make it work." The former Total Request Live cohost explained that she believes her relationship with Nick has been a success because they dated for five years before walking down the aisle. "We had set a foundation," she told Us. "We traveled the world. I got to go to album release parties and concerts. And now I get to be a mom and raise little people!" (UsWeekly)

Justin Bieber's New Face Tattoo Has Finally Been Revealed. Justin Bieber has a permanent reminder of God's grace. Two months since news emerged of a new face tattoo for the Grammy-winning pop crooner, a tattoo artist has officially shared an up-close look at the ink just in time for the new year. Just above his right eyebrow, Bieber is now sporting the word "grace" in script. Tattoo artist Jonathan "JonBoy" Valena captioned the shot on Instagram, "2018 was a lot of work for me. Both in tattooing and inner work I thought I would never have to face. So many times wanting to give up asking God to take me home. But then I'm reminded what my purpose in this world is through people like you who get tattooed by me and share your life of struggles, anxieties, lost love ones, memories and victories through these little tattoos that have some of the biggest meaning behind them." He concluded, "Thank you. Thank you to my clients who have become some of my best friends. I love you all! Gods grace is sufficient in our weakness and it is by Gods love we here for 2019!" It's unclear who is actually responsible for the ink as tattoo artist Bang Bang (Keith McCurdy) previously discussed the art with Page Six in November, explaining the star and his wife Hailey Baldwin allegedly got couple's tattoos. Meanwhile, Jon Boy shared a snap of the pair back in July, calling them "Style&Grace." Whatever the case, the Biebs is no stranger to body art as he's undergone hundreds of hours of tattoo work with much of it in tribute to God and religion. Back in 2016, JonBoy tattooed a small black cross near the corner of his eye. "It was a representation of his faith in Jesus and his journey with finding purpose in God," he explained to E! News at the time. Bieber and Baldwin share a love of body ink as the model has more than a dozen small, delicate tattoos also done by JonBoy. The couple shared their body art beachside while vacationing in Hawaii to ring in the new year. Happy New Year, Mr. and Mrs. Bieber! Here's hoping 2019 holds many more tattoos for you two. (Eonline)

Drake's keeping his friends close and his frenemy's family even closer ... based on who showed up to his New Year's Eve bash. As you know ... Kanye West went on the attack last weekend and issued a very public rebuke of Drake on NYE for following his wife on Instagram, but that didn't stop Kim's sisters from having a good time at Drizzy's champagne party. Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott all attended The Mod Selection New Year's Party Monday night at Delilah in L.A. -- hosted by Drake -- despite the bad blood currently between him and Ye. It's possible the rappers' relationship's on the mend ... Drake unfollowed Kim on IG just hours before midnight on NYE, so perhaps that was enough to smooth things over and allow Kanye's kin to hang out with Drake without backlash. Kanye even tweeted on New Year's Day "I love Drake 2019 we will all heal." However, he also used the first day of 2019 to go on a Twitter rant about Trump. One step forward, two steps back. (TMZ)

Les Moonves escapes scandal on $590M yacht. Disgraced former CBS chief Les Moonves allegedly sank to a new low by trying to hide evidence about multiple claims of his sexual misconduct -- but he's still riding high on a megayacht with the power crowd in St. Barts. Moonves -- who will not receive his $120 million payout after reportedly misleading the company in a desperate attempt to save his legacy -- has jetted to the Caribbean island to spend New Year's on the $590 million, 454-foot yacht of mogul David Geffen, Rising Sun. Sources told Page Six that Moonves -- joined by his ever-loyal wife, Julie Chen -- flew out of LA on a private jet after Christmas with his longtime industry associate and friend Ron Meyer, vice chairman of NBCUniversal, who is not involved in a scandal. One insider said, "Les isn't hanging his head in shame; he's living it up on a yacht in St. Barts. It seems that the Hollywood moguls look out for each other, no matter what." Moonves "engaged in multiple acts of serious nonconsensual sexual misconduct in and outside of the workplace, both before and after he came to CBS in 1995," according to a report by CBS investigators, as reported by the New York Times. He was forced out in September. Music mogul Geffen -- who has not been accused of misconduct -- goes back a long way with Moonves. In 1994, he and his DreamWorks co-founders, Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg, had asked Moonves to be the fourth partner in founding the studio, Katzenberg revealed in March of last year. Geffen in recent years has garnered publicity for his rather discerning taste in the guests he's had aboard Rising Sun. They have included President Barack Obama and wife Michelle, Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King, all of whom have spoken out against sexual harassment. Reps for Geffen and Moonves didn't get back to us. (PageSix)

The Texas Longhorns' mascot, Bevo the steer, was NOT down to meet its University of Georgia counterpart in Uga the bulldog, and it might be 'cause it'd just seen red. UTA's live animal mascot was brought out to the football field Sunday ahead of the Sugar Bowl game between the two teams for what appeared to be a photo-op between Bevo and Uga. As Uga's handler trotted out the pup, Bevo started charging everyone on the scene. Luckily, Uga was pulled to safety, and no one seemed to be harmed in the incident. Bevo calmed down shortly after going wild, and its own handlers whisked the animal away. Considering Bevo is at least 22 times heavier than little Uga ... it's a miracle the bull didn't seriously hurt the doggo, or worse. If this was any indication of how the game went ... we'd have to give the advantage to the University of Texas. #HookEm ... but for God's sake, not Uga!!! (TMZ)

Security at Mar-a-Lago is insane even when Trump's not around. Think the White House is guarded? Try Mar-a-Lago. Even when the president of the United States, commander in chief of the armed forces, leader of the free world, the place's actual landlord -- isn't even here -- forget it. Easier to crash Kim Jong-un's barber appointment. When I was here for Donald's wedding to Melania, nobody noticed if you swiped a towel. Now, calls from your room to the front desk are recorded. Wriggling through security is minimum 30 minutes. Photo ID required. For non-Americans, passports. A sheriff's vehicle stays parked nearby. Gates shut 9:30?p.m. And drivers' names need be registered with the Secret Service, who staff 100 cars on-site. Although Secret Service-niks try looking inconspicuous, when's the last time you saw able-bodied unsmiling guys standing in chinos and tees doing absolutely nothing in broad bold sunshine? Guantanamo is less rigid. The place is jammed with Trump's trumpets. Why blow millions of dollars to fly millions of miles into far-away forever to see some dwarf planet when two hours in a cheapo coach seat plops you onto Earth's ritz and glitz. Despite regulars with carry-on wallets, no room at the inn this New Year's. Paper mill emperor Anthony Pratt, who had this week's full-page Wall Street Journal ad promising Trump he'll invest $2 billion to create 5,000 Midwest jobs within 10 years -- even his family had to bunk off-site. But the good news? There are Trump chocolate bars in gold foil named "Bullion." Plus room for nonpaying guests. Melania's family and assorted DJT kin like Eric and Don Jr. are here. So's Ivanka. We spoke. So's Melania. We spoke. The conversation? Girl talk. To paraphrase the Muppets: Ain't easy being queen. (PageSix)


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