One Direction star Harry Styles and reality star Kendall Jenne r have got the blessing of Kendall’s mum and “momager” Kris Jenner.
Though they tried to avoid photographers – a Jenner first – the trio put on a semi-public display in a private “VVIP” section during an Eagles concert at the reopened Forum in Los Angeles on Friday night.
“Harry and Kendall made a point of only hanging out together in the side room, which only 20 people had access to,” says one insider. “They did seem very aware of who was watching them though and simply hung out and then went out separately to see The Eagles perform.”
Styles, 19, and the 18-year-old Jenner sister both arrived and left separately with Kris making sure she accompanied Kendall. The young couple made sure that they only hung out together at a separate side room at The Forum Lounge, which had already been set aside for VIPS including supermodel Cindy Crawford , comic Larry David , actor Tom Hanks , Ex-American Idol judge Randy Jackson , rocker Steven Tyler , Fergie and husband Josh Duhamel and actress Jane Seymour.
Still, a few eagle-eyed fans shot the couple cuddling as they danced to Eagles hits “Take it Easy,” “One of These Nights” and “Already Gone.”
At least one Twitter fan posted grainy dark shots of the pair cuddling in the auditorium while watching the show, and another at Kendalldaily.net posted a similar snap.
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Glenn Frey (l.) and Don Henley of the Eagles perform last year in Nashville.
As Confidenti@l previously reported, Kris, Kendall and Harry have vowed to not make a big deal of appearances at showbiz events or talk about their blossoming relationship.
“Kris was in their room with them, and the way she interacted with Harry smiling and laughing, it appeared that she had given him her seal of approval,” says our source.
“Kris certainly didn’t appear like an overprotective mother. She left Harry and Kendall alone in their ‘VVIP’ room, while she went and socialized and watched the band.”
Styles was overheard telling fans “I am staying in Los Angeles for a few days,” but he wouldn’t be drawn to talk about Kendall. He also ducked questions about where he was staying during his visit. The Hotel California perhaps?
We love you too, Meryl! The one and only Meryl Streep stopped by “Ellen” to chat about her 18th Academy Award nomination — for “August: Osage County” — with host Ellen DeGeneres at Warner Bros. studio in Los Angeles. Streep waved to the audience while wearing hot-red pants and her now-signature thick black frames. The interview airs on Monday.
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Meryl Streep yuks it up with Ellen.
Even though she wasn’t nominated for a Best Actress trophy at this year’s Critic’s Choice Movie Awards, “American Hustle” star Amy Adams had plenty to celebrate, including her incredibly handsome fiance, actor Darren Le Gallo , whom she made sure to smooch at the Santa Monica ceremony.
Adams didn’t go home empty-handed — “American Hustle” won for Best Acting Ensemble.
HE’S ALL HART
Kevin Hart was great to his fans at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square premiere of “Ride Along,” in which he stars with Ice Cube .
“He mingled with fans in the lobby of the theater before taking to the carpet,” a spy tells us. “He was extremely accommodating, answering questions and taking photos.” As Hart explained to us, “People love me back. When you’re a nice guy, you’re a charming guy, you don’t run into problems.”
SWAGGER TIME OUT AT SUNDANCE SWAGGER
A celeb-studded Sundance Film Festival kicked off with stars hitting the lounges for shmoozing and, of course, gifting. Along Main St. in Park City, the movie crowd can stumble into the It’s So Miami Lounge and the Eddie Bauer Adventure House. Stars we’ve gazed upon in town so far include Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, Anna Kendrick, Molly Shannon, Elizabeth Banks and Cheryl Hines . We also hear that DJ Mick will spin YouTube’s private party and hit the 11-day hosted screenings.
SHORTS AND SWIFT
Taylor Swift looks tall, thin and lovely — and totally tan — in short shorts while shopping on Melrose Ave. in Beverly Hills.
‘FAMILY’ CATCHES THE TRAIN
Either “Modern Family” viewers can expect some flashbacks in a future episode or Claire and Phil Dunphy are renewing their vows. Julie Bowen , who plays Claire, filmed scenes with Sofia Vergara in a Los Angeles mall where Bowen ran through stores wearing a wedding dress and sneakers, while Vergara carried her train.
Julie Bowen (l.) and Sofia Vergara film scene for “Modern Family” at mall in L.A.
MUNN’S UP FOR A REIN DATE
Before tackling her upcoming role opposite Johnny Depp in the film “Mortdecai,” Olivia Munn has to tackle a few horseback-riding lessons in Los Angeles. The “Newsroom” star joins cast members Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany and Ewan McGregor for the film, based on a trilogy of adventure novels.
THE ‘WIVES’ ARE COOKIN’
LuAnn de Lesseps has warned us that the drama on the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of New York” is better than ever — and she has one particular bone to pick. “ Ramona [ Singer ] is always irritating,” she says. “You can always count on Ramona being irritating, I’ll give you that.” Lesseps, known as The Countess, also says she’s single now, although when it comes to getting back with her younger ex, Jacques Azoulay , “Never say never.”
LILO ON U.K. WANTED LIST
While Oprah Winfrey laments working with Lindsay Lohan stateside, the actress is busy across the pond in London. She invited Wanted singer Siva Kaneswaran and his fiancée, Nareesha McCaffrey , to her flat in Chelsea before heading out to party with brother Michael Lohan Jr.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes others green with envy in a Reem Acra sheath dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica.
RADIO IS STILL A STERN-ON
he reigning King of All Media turned 60 last week, and he’s only getting better.
“I still feel like I have a lot to learn,” Howard Stern says in the new Billboard magazine. “I still look back and say, I f—ed that up.’ You’ve got to care. It would be very easy not to care, but it was never for me to get into radio for the money. It’s because I really cared about it, the medium. I thought I could be my funniest, my best, on the radio, not anywhere else.”
Stern, who’ll broadcast his big Jan. 31 birthday bash live from Hammerstein Ballroom, told Billboard he thought about shifting to TV, but is glad he didn’t.
“Radio seemed like security,” Stern said. “TV seemed like a tricky game where they bail on you in one second. Look at what they did to Chevy Chase . [In 1993], they gave him a talk show and, nine weeks later, they’re badmouthing him. Nine weeks earlier they were saying Chevy was the savior of late night.”
Stern fans’ bonus: Above is a rare photo of Howard with “Super Agent” Don Buchwald .
SWV IS BACK IN HARMONY
I get so weak in the knees … Super girl group SWV were together again at the premiere of their WE TV show “SWV Reunited,” which follows the ladies’ comeback tour. Leanne (LeLee) Lyons, Tamara (Taj) Johnson and Cheryl (Coko) Clemons hit the Jazz Room at The General, where LeLee refused to say which designer she was wearing because she is “paying for her own clothes.”
SWV, Leanne (Lelee) Lyons, Tamara (Taj) Johnson and Cheryl (Coko) Clemons, are making a comeback.
The girls chimed in to tell us they decided to give the group another go because they had “matured.”
SHYING FAR AWAY FROM ‘BEAUTIFUL’
Carole King ’s daughter Sherry Goffin tells us why her mom has refused to see “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”
Carole King is too shy to see “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.”
“She’s always been a private person and very publicity-shy,” Goffin explained to Confidenti@l. “She values her home life more than she values her stardom. She was very reluctant to let this happen, and God bless her, she put her trust in me and said, ‘I’m going to let this happen, I’m putting this in your hands, I’m trusting you.’ ” Goffin serves as her mom’s manager.Tags: actor, actress, concert, film, movie, music, singer, tour, tv