Just days before Mother's Day, ET is reporting that Janet Jackson, who will be 50 years old in a few weeks, is pregnant with her first child. The baby news comes after Janet Jackson announced last month that she will be postponing her tour to start a family. Janet Jackson told her fans in a video she posted making the announcement, "I have to rest up, doctor's orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue the tour as soon as I possibly can." Congratulations!
Justin Timberlake hasn't released a new song of his own for almost three years. That will change tomorrow! He got on Twitter and announced that a new song is coming on Friday called, "Can't Stop The Feeling." Get ready!
You'll be seeing Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of another magazine again real soon! She will appear on a summer cover of Sports Illustrated wearing nothing but an American flag and her Olympic medal! Caitlyn Jenner set a world decathlon record at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her win, she'll pose with her gold medal for the first time post-transition. That's got to be a big deal for Caitlyn Jenner, and I'm sure people will run to buy that cover!
This can get ugly, or simply be amazing for us! According to Us Weekly, Jay Z is working on a response album to his wife Beyonce's LEMONADE to tell his side of things! Jay Z has been in the studio recording, and the rumor is that the couple LOVE driving album sales. So why not! If Jay Z makes a new album, it would be his first since Magna Carta Holy Grail back in 2013. Bring it on!
Rumer Willis wasn't excited when the pictures of her Vanity Fair shoot were revealed. She slammed the photographers for allegedly Photoshopping her jaw for an editorial shoot she did with her sisters. Rumer Willis posted one of the pictures on Instagram and wrote, "The photographer Photoshopped my face to make my jaw smaller and I find it really offensive for anyone to try and change the way you look so drastically. I love the way I look and I won't support anyone who would feel a need to change the way I look to make me beautiful. Whether or not they realize it, it is a form of bullying, which I won't stand for." The photographers behind the photo responded by saying they meant no harm and that, "The retouching that was done to the photograph was only done to resolve some distortion with using a wide angle lens for a group shot, and not to alter or modify anyone's face." I don't know about all that…
Listen up! You need to get as many dollar bills as possible and book a trip to Las Vegas for next March because MAGIC MIKE IS COMING! In his first ever Facebook Live video, Channing Tatum revealed the exciting news that he is going to give fans what they've always wanted: the Magic Mike experience live and in 3D at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. It's a complete re-imagination of the male strip show based on the hit movies. But don't get too excited. We won't be seeing Channing Tatum shirtless unless he decides to do a surprise appearance. He said, "While I won't be on stage as Mike, Magic Mike Live Las Vegas is my vision and I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time in Las Vegas creating something that will give women what they really want." THAT INCLUDES YOU!!
We now know who will be Kelly Ripa's first Live! guest co-host will be after Michael Strahan leaves next Friday. It will be late-night host Jimmy Kimmel! He will co-host on Monday, May 16th. Jimmy Kimmel will be the first on many guest co-hosts that will stand in for Michael Strahan until they name a replacement for him. This should be entertaining!
Congratulations to Eddie Murphy and his girlfriend Paige Butcher. They welcomed a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murphy yesterday. This is the couple's first child, and Eddie Murphy's ninth! Eddie Murphy also has two older sons, Eric, 26, and Christian, 25, with two separate ex-girlfriends. He's also father to Bria, 25, Myles, 22, Shayne, 21, Zola, 15, and Bella, 13, who are his five kids with his ex-wife Nicole Mitchell. Then Eddie Murphy also has a 9-year-old daughter named Angel with former girlfriend Melanie Brown. Congratulations to the happy couple!
I had a feeling it was only a matter of time before this happened. The fan who scared comedian Amy Schumer when she was jogging in South Carolina is saying that she's a cyberbully who has set millions of her fans on him. People have been calling him racial slurs and one person threatened to light him and his family on fire. He's claiming that if Amy Schumer didn't post about it on Instagram, none of this would be happening and that he wasn't aggressive with her at all! Well, I'm sure he'll think twice about how he approaches people in the future.
This is scary! Police call logs are showing that back in June 2011, a tip came in from a woman that was alleging that Prince had a cocaine habit! She made the call asking for help because she was concerned. According to the records, the caller said that Prince had told her the year before that he couldn't control it. Everything was discussed and she hung up. When the police called her back, they told her that the information was stale since it was a year old and there was no proof that Prince was in immediate danger. So they closed the case. Sigh.
I thought I was Beyonce's number one fan, but now I think that title belongs to Adele. She shared a picture of herself holding a blow-up size photo of the cover art for Beyoncé's 2006 single "Irreplaceable" and wrote, "I'm not late on this I've just been speechless. Beyonce is the most inspiring person I've ever had the pleasure of worshipping. Her talent, beauty, grace and work ethic are all in a league of their own. I appreciate you so much! Thank god for Beyoncé X." HAHA! I think many of us can relate, Adele!
Over the weekend, Justin Bieber's father hosted an engagement party and in an attempt to amuse party guests, he had a tiger and other animals that were brought in from the Bowmanville Zoo. One big problem with that. As Justin Bieber and the other guests posts for pictures with the chained up tiger, I'm sure they didn't know that the owner of the zoo was recently charged with five counts of cruelty to animals because of PETA's undercover footage which shows him viciously whipping a young tiger during a "training" session and then bragging about it. So not only did the Internet go into an uproar about how cruel it all was, but Justin Bieber and the other guests are lucky that they weren't attacked by the wild animals since animals have been known to lash out because of the stress of their lives when they are suffering. EEK!
Congratulations to Kerry Washington! She is pregnant and expecting her second child with her husband! Kerry Washington debuted the first signs of a baby bump while walking the red carpet at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Women's Summit yesterday. Almost exactly two years earlier, the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby girl. Congrats!
I can't contain my excitement! Space Jam 2 with LeBron James is happening! Justin Lin, director of four movies in the Fast & Furious franchise, will direct the film. It has been a rumor for a while now that LeBron James would to star in a sequel to the movie and now it's official! The film has not been given a release date, but if they keep it just as fun as the original with Michael Jordan, we're in for a treat!
It's hard to cut ties from social media! It's so addicting, and even media queen Katy Perry can't escape the daily trappings of Instagram and Facebook. So she's proposing a worldwide break. She did an interview with Cosmopolitan and said, "Speaking from someone who has a lot of social media spotlight, I feel like social media is very narcissistic and displays a life that isn't really real. I wish there was a thing like Shabbat that wasn't particularly religious-based, that was kind of a worldwide day where we're not on our phones—like a movement." During Shabbat, you can't use electricity, you have to relax and recharge. Katy Perry tries to do a version of this by stashing away her phone and meditating for 20 minutes every day. I think I'll skip the social media purge for now. A day of rest, I'll take that!
Are you ready for the "Rock Clock?" If you want to live like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, now you can! The Rock unveiled a FREE new mobile lifestyle app he is calling "Rock Clock," which he made to help motivate people to reach their personal goals. The Rock said, "When millions of you shared your goals with me, it inspired an idea to create something to encourage you all to chase greatness." You will be able to enter personal goals and set a morning alarm that has 25 alarm tones, all personally selected by The Rock. You will be able to synch up your schedule to his and prepare yourself, he's a morning person. You may end up getting alerts that he's started his day as early as 3:50 a.m. Oh ,and there's also no snooze button because according to The Rock, "life has no snooze button." LOL!
There are some updates on Prince's family and how he was behaving right before his death. First, Prince's family seems to have a guardian angel. Comedian George Lopez was a good friend of Prince's and fronted $20,000 to his family members since Prince's estate has been frozen until a judge determines how much the administrator can give family members for living expenses. Prince was always giving his family money and homes. George Lopez wanted to keep it quiet. How amazing of him! Secondly, Prince's personal chef is coming forward and telling people that in his final days, Prince began wanting meals that were easier to digest and was fighting off waves of sore throats and frequent upset stomachs. He was eating less, drinking less water, and looked like he was losing weight. Not good. There is still no official cause of death.
Amy Schumer had the scare of her life over the weekend and it's made her create a new rule when it comes to her fans: no more taking pictures with them. That's because one fan in South Carolina just ran up to her out of nowhere and scared the heck out of her! She explained that the guy "Put a camera in my face. I asked him to stop and he said 'No it's America and we paid for you." He was with his daughter so she continued by saying, "I was saying stop and no. Great message to your kid. Yes legally you are allowed to take a picture of me. But I was asking you to stop and saying no. I will not take pictures with people anymore and it's because of this dude in Greenville." Ouch! In the end fans got so upset that just a few hours later she said that she still will take photos "with nice people when I choose to if it's a good time for that. But I don't owe you anything. So don't take if I say no." She has a point!
This was unexpected! Beyonce pulled the plug on her upcoming Nashville, Tennessee stop of her Formation World Tour! As you can imagine, her fans are upset. Live Nation said that people who bought tickets should hold onto them. They will be honored at the rescheduled event. An unofficial Twitter account following the World Tour tweeted that the main reason for the cancelation was due to "stadium construction." The Twitter account for the stadium responded by saying, "Nissan Stadium was ready and able to host the May 5 Beyoncé show, and we look forward to the rescheduled event." Odd…
Justin Timberlake knows how to poke fun of himself, and it's awesome! If you were online this weekend you couldn't avoid all of the memes of his face that said "IT'S GONNA BE MAY" after 'N Sync's song "It's Gonna Be Me." Well, Justin Timberlake finally acknowledged and referenced the joke, getting on Facebook and Twitter and writing, "Everybody... It is ACTUALLY GONNA BE MAY! #canyoumemeyourself Probably not, right?" LOVE IT!
This is hilarious and brilliant at the same time! Lionel Richie wants you to stay gorgeous all night long ladies, and he wants to do it with his new cosmetic line that he wants to launch! His company just filed a trademark for "Hello By Lionel Richie." Yes, the name of his line will be after his famous song. The copyright covers just about everything beauty related... cosmetics, face masks, body glitter, bath beads, hair bows, nail polish, all of that. There's even a separate trademark for candles and candle accessories. Hey, it's catchy!
Low ratings AND no money? That explains a lot! The media giant behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance" has filed for bankruptcy, and a big part of the problem was “American Idol…” especially in it’s final seasons when ratings started to decline. Core Media Group filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday morning saying it's $512 million dollars in debt. “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller is owed more than $3.3 million!
Pink may be regretting this moment. She once cursed at Prince at a concert and remembers the incident as if it were yesterday. She said, "I actually got into an argument with Prince once. I asked him to collaborate with me, and he asked me if I owned my own masters. I told him no … because I had just gotten a record deal. It was a little early to be demanding my masters back. He said to call him when I did, and I told him he was a 'rude f--k.' And then I went on stage." Pink was a huge Prince fan and was 19 years old at the time. When your idol let’s you down LOL!
Mariah Carey can’t just drop that diva status she’s know for. She has allegedly demanded that Table Mountain, a mountain and landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa be lit up in purple for her performance as a tribute to Prince. Table Mountain’s floodlights can only be turned on in cases where it would be of “particular cultural, historical or traditional significance for the people of Cape Town or South Africa” and all requests for such an event need to be filed 20 days in advance. You mean they can’t light up a mountain for Mariah Carey?! Watch out!
This makes sense since she doesn’t want to be a part of the reunion tour… The former manager of the Spice Girls Simon Fuller is claiming that Victoria Beckham never felt that being part of the band was what she truly wanted to do. He explained, “She never felt comfortable. Even in the Spice Girls – it was great fun, she was in the world’s biggest group for two or three years – but she didn’t feel comfortable. When the Spice Girls broke up, she had a few songs as a solo artist but she wasn’t happy and she said to me ‘Simon, I just don’t want to do music any more. What do you think I should do?'” That’s when he told her to be a designer. After all, Victoria Beckham was called Posh Spice because she always wore the best dresses and she knew everything about clothes. Perfect fit!
You’re going to want to follow Usher on Snapchat after I share this story with you. He posted a picture captioned, "Blowin off steam," and it was a photo of himself naked in his home steam room. The picture was censored with emojis… or so he thought. Usher missed a spot and seemed to be unaware of it. His fans on the other hand made sure to bring it to his attention. Snapchat may delete a photo after 24 hours, but you can’t stop people from taking screen shots! Double and triple check things people!
It's now official. A judge has determined that Prince died without a will and appointed the bank that Prince trusted to manage his assets. Prince's sister, Tyka, was the one that filed the papers for that to happen. The judge has also ruled that Prince's assets will be distributed to his brothers and sisters. The bank will also serve as the administrator of Prince's estate, which is worth somewhere close to $150 million. The judge is only making the bank the administrator for up to 6 months until a personal representative can be appointed. That’s when things will start to get messy, because I’m sure siblings will come forward trying to be administrator.
Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is being sued again! There’s been claims made that the company’s organic infant formula includes 11 “synthetic ingredients not allowed in organic food by federal law.” So pretty much her organic infant formula is FAR from being organic. The Organic Consumers Association filed a suit saying that some of the ingredients are even hazardous and haven’t been assessed as safe for human foods, much less for infant formulas. Uh oh!
This cast is really starting to shape up! Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough has joined the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! He will take on the role of Corny Collins. Martin Short has also joined the cast as Wilbur Turnblad, Edna's husband. They join Jennifer Hudson and Harvy Fierstein (FEAR-STEAN), who have already been announced as part of the cast! Derek Hough will be perfect in the role of Corny Collins! Congratulations!
This should be interesting to watch! Will Ferrell is going to star as former president Ronald Reagan in the upcoming film Reagan, a Black List script written by Mike Rosolio. The story takes place during the beginning of President Reagan's second term. In the movie he "falls into dementia" and an “ambitious intern" is then "tasked with convincing the commander-in-chief that he is an actor playing the President in a movie." Will Ferrell has played President George W. Bush in SNL skits, so hey, makes sense right? He just has to be serious for this one!
Love conquers all, right? Especially when it comes to pets! Demi Lovato got a new Sphynx cat this week. The cat may be furless but Demi Lovato shared a picture of herself on Snapchat cuddling her new kitty and showing everyone that she found out that she’s still allergic to the cat! In the picture, her face is swelling but Demi Lovato said, “I honestly thought I wouldn’t be allergic to a hairless cat… I’m so bummed… So allergic it’s not even funny but I’m keeping her!” Hey I can relate, allergic to all my animals but I keep them anyway because I love them so much!
It’s clearly obvious that things are tense and awkward behind the scenes! Kelly Ripa may have returned to Live! yesterday and said that she loves Michael Strahan and was happy for his move to GMA, but that seems to be a lie because he’ll be stepping down from his role as co-host of Live! early! Michael Strahan wasn’t supposed to go full-time at GMA until September, but now his last show will be on May 13th. ABC is saying that this is the best because it will give Live! more time to find Kelly Ripa a new co-host, but something tells me that Kelly Ripa wanted him along with all that anger and awkwardness gone. Well, at least Michael Strahan can enjoy a summer off!
Kim Kardashian is addressing the rumors that she and her husband Kanye West are close to getting a divorce because she can’t handle his antics. She posted a new video to her app and said, “I’ve definitely had my fair share of, like, dramatic relationships. Honestly, this is like the most calm and it’s like, nope, we’re still together. We’re happy. There’s just nothing to really report on.” So there you have it!
Speaking of rough patches, Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox may be getting out of theirs now that they are expecting baby #3 together! Even though Megan Fox filed for a divorce, the two of them flew to the Four Seasons where they got married in Hawaii last week with their sons for a family vacation. People Magazine is reporting that this was a trip to help figure things out and that Brian Austin Green is hoping that Megan Fox will decide to call off the divorce. You never know… anything is possible!
The issue of who will get Prince’s money sadly continues to grow. His sister and only surviving FULL sibling is going on record saying that Prince had no known will and has asked a Minnesota court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate. She said in a court filing that immediate action was necessary to manage Prince’s business interests following his death last week and asked that a corporate trust company be named administrator of the estate. Prince owned a dozen properties that are worth about $27 million. The idea is that there is a lot of money to be made for people to take advantage of. Since Prince was and IS such a big deal, his main home could be preserved and become something similar to Graceland.
Shia LeBeouf has to feel bad about this! A man is claiming that he was punched in the face and knocked unconscious by an attacker over the weekend because of the fact that he looks like Shia LeBeouf! The guy was leaving a subway station a little after 8 p.m. when the assault happened. He was hit and was falling down the stairs when he heard the guy say, 'This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf!’” How awful! Violence is never the answer… and why does this guy hate Shia LeBeouf so much?!
He’s a single man! Zac Efron and his girlfriend of two years Sami Miro have called it quits! Zac Efron, who has been busy filming the Baywatch remake with “The Rock” has since deleted all photos of the two of them together on his Instagram and has stopped following her account. Yup, that definitely means it’s OVER! I wonder what happened! It had to be pretty serious if Zac Efron did a complete social media wipe cleaning!
Get ready for a more enjoyable Saturday Night Live! That’s because they’re joining the movement toward fewer commercials by reducing the show’s ad load by 30% next season! The creator and executive producer of SNL, Lorne Michaels, said, “This will give time back to the show and make it easier to watch the show live.” SNL‘s ratings have declined over the past few years so this is definitely a smart move! It’s also why we DVR everything. Who likes commercials?! The network in exchange will bring in more original sponsored content from advertisers who will partner with the show for branded sketches, something the show is known for. Smart!
Meghan Trainor is getting ready to release her second album and headline a tour. She’ll also be here in Memphis this weekend for the Beale Street Music Festival performing! Well, she is going to sound better than ever this weekend and it’s all thanks to having vocal chord surgery! After having the surgery and canceling tour dates, Meghan Trainor is trying to make sure that doesn't happen again by refusing to let her team over-schedule her. It also didn’t just have a positive effect on her schedule, but also on her voice as well. Meghan Trainor said, "On the second album you can hear my voice went from seven to 10.” So it seems like she should sound amazing this weekend! Looking forward to it!
Things just got a bit messy when it comes to Prince’s death. Apparently he died without leaving a will, and as a result his 6 siblings, even his half brothers and sisters could split a fortune. Several professionals tried to tell Prince that he needed a will but he never had an interest in writing one and all of his family members are saying that they have not seen a will and so far no one has come forward with one. It’s being reported that Prince's estate is worth somewhere around $150 million.
If you’re a big nineties kids, get excited! We already have the “I Love The 90s Tour” coming here and we’re giving away tickets all this week. Now we have ANOTHER 90’s tour headed our way! 98 Degrees will be hitting the road for a nostalgia-fueled tour! They’ll be joined by fellow late-'90s girl group Dream and boy band O-Town. Oh and that’s not all! Ryan Cabrera will be coming along for the ride too! It’s called the My2k Tour and they’re coming to Nashville and Mississippi in July! Tickets go on sale this Friday!
The cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live! is starting to develop and it looks like it’s going to be amazing! Jennifer Hudson, fresh off her Broadway debut in The Color Purple and Harvey Fierstein will star in the musical adaptation airing December 7th! Jennifer Hudson will play Motormouth Maybelle and Harvey Fierstein will return as Edna and is also adapting the teleplay for the live event. I’m so excited! Jennifer Hudson is perfect for that role too!
People mourned the lost of Prince all weekend and he was finally laid to rest. Prince was cremated and celebrated afterward in a small, private service by a group of his family, friends and fellow musicians. The latest update when it comes to cause of death is that an autopsy was done Friday, but authorities have not released a cause of death and have said that results could take days or weeks. The sheriff and a medical examiner's spokeswoman declined on Friday to say whether prescription drugs were taken from his home after his death. TMZ is reporting that Prince was treated for an overdose of the powerful painkiller Percocet last week when his plane had to make an emergency landing. Rest in peace.
All you have to do is let love in to make your best work. Just ask Blake Shelton. He and girlfriend Gwen Stefani collaborated on a song together for his upcoming album and said, “The song is very personal for us both because, you know, we obviously have this bond that is remarkable together.., for us to reach out to each other as writers, it may never happen again, who knows... I hesitate to brag on it too much but I really think that it's as good of a song as I've ever written in my life.” Wow, he’s going on record as saying it’s the best song he’s ever written! Guess we’ll have to wait and see when his album hits stores on May 20th!
You may not like it, I know I most certainly don’t, but a Jumanji reboot is happening! Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got on Instagram to share that he's officially on board to help bring the remake to the big screen, and promised fans that they'll "deliver something cool and special." He wrote, "It's OFFICIAL: Love this script!... We'll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There's games you play for fun... then there's games that change your life. JUMANJI!... Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I'll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI." No one can replace Robin Williams!
We’ve heard the rumors but now Beyonce is pretty much saying that they are all true. Remember that huge fight that Beyonce’s sister Solange got into with Jay-Z on that elevator? Well it was supposedly over Jay-Z cheating on her sister. Over the weekend, Beyonce dropped her surprise visual album Lemonade and her songs straight up call Jay-Z out for cheating on her! Here’s some of the lyrics:
“Where do you go when you go quiet…You remind me of my father, a magician, able to exist in two places at once. In the tradition of men in my blood, you come home at 3 a.m. and lie to me. What are you hiding?”
At one point Beyoncé is in a full-on wedding dress and says, “when you play me, you play yourself. “If you try this s**t again, you’re gon’ lose your wife.” Then she drops her wedding ring.
In the end, we see Beyonce and Jay Z in bed together, face-to-face, cuddling and cherishing one another. She’s wearing her ring again, and he literally kisses her feet. Can we just acknowledge that Beyonce got her husband to grovel on-screen in an album that’s all about his lying and cheating? UNREAL!
There’s an update on the Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan drama! It looks like Kelly Ripa will return to work at ABC to host “Live” tomorrow. She agreed to come back after her bosses at Disney/ABC assured her reps that “Live” would not be canceled and that she’s important to the network. They did that after Kelly Ripa refused to answer the phone. Now ABC chiefs are just deciding whether to allow Michael Strahan to leave the show earlier than expected to avoid months of uncomfortable airtime of him and Kelly Ripa together. The plan was for him to join GMA full-time in September. I don’t know about all that.
2016 really is the year the music died. Yesterday, Prince passed away at the age of 57. He was found in an elevator at his Paisley Park compound. At this time, there are no signs of foul play but the whole thing is odd. Last week, Prince had a medical emergency that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing. His people said it was the flu, but it doesn’t add up. He did a concert the next day and said he was okay. Prince told the crowd, "Wait a few days before you waste any prayers." He was at a local pharmacy hours before he died and it was the fourth visit this week. TMZ is reporting that Prince was treated for a drug overdose 6 days before his death when his jet made that emergency landing. It also seems like Prince knew he might pass away because he started writing his memoirs a month ago. The medical examiners are doing an autopsy today. One thing is for sure… we lost a musical legend.
The Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan drama is still going on and people are coming out to defend her! Regis Philbin still has her back, saying that his old co-host should've gotten a heads up about Disney's plan to move Michael Strahan from 'Live' to GMA. Then Andy Cohen, who is rumored to potentially be in the running to replace Michael Strahan came out and said he's way too busy to take the job but he knows who's perfect for the job… his good friend Anderson Cooper.
Time released its annual 100 Most Influential People list for 2016! It celebrates innovators and icons in entertainment, sports, politics, tech and more! So, who made the list? Ronda Rousey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Caitlyn Jenner, Nicki Minaj, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and President Barack Obama all made the list! Some other entertainers that got on there were Melissa McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Dwayne “The Rock" Johnson, Ariana Grande and Adele.
The Dancing With the Stars injuries continue! Jodie Sweetin is the latest to hurt herself during rehearsals! She was taken to a hospital after injuring her ankle when she was rehearsing with her dance partner and pro Keo Motsepe. A spokesperson for Jodie Sweetin said that she is waiting for her diagnosis. Hopefully it’s not serious and she can still compete!