There’s a little piano baby on the way. Billy Joel, a whopping 65, is expecting a child with girlfriend Alex Roderick, 33. The pair have been dating since 2009, and this will be their first child together. Joel is already pops to singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel, 29.
A rep for Billy and Alex said they plan to “keep any further details of her pregnancy under wraps until their new addition makes an official debut.”
Regardless, some unnamed source tells Radar they plan to name the little one Madison. Makes sense; Joel is completing a month-to-month residency at Madison Square Garden.Full Story
Baby Phat CEO and former fashion model Kimora Lee Simmons has welcomed her first child with entrepreneur husband Tim Leissner. They did not name the baby Phat, which disappoints us. They did, however, name him Wolfe.
“We are filled with joy, adoration and gratitude as we celebrate the birth of our song,” the couple said in a statement to People.
Taking a page out of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s reps’ playbooks, Simmons’ people say mom is doing great and dad is “ecstatic.”
Simmons, 39, already has a gaggle of kids: daughters Ming 15, and Aoki, 12, with Russell Simmons, and son Kenzo, 5, with Djimon Hounsou. Leissner has two daughters as well, ages 9 and 12.
All the more hands to change diapers with!Full Story
Actress Rita Wilson has undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
In a lengthy statement to People, Wilson said she’s “getting better every day” and is expected to make a full recovery. The illness and surgery prompted her to take leave from Larry David’s Fish in the Dark on Broadway.
In her statement, Wilson, 58, urged others to be checked often and to seek a second opinion.
“I am recovering and most importantly, expected to make a full recovery,” Wilson wrote. “Why? Because I caught this early, have excellent doctors and because I got a second opinion.”
The Sleepless in Seattle star, who has been married to Tom Hanks for 26 years, said, “A friend who had had breast cancer suggested I get a second opinion on my pathology and my gut told me that was the thing to do.”
Two other pathologists confirmed she had cancer.
“I share this to educate others that a second opinion is critical to your health,” she said. “You have nothing to lose if both opinions match up for the good, and everything to gain if something that was missed is found, which does happen. Early diagnosis is key.”Full Story
Cry Me a River, lovers of Justin Timberlake. The singer and wife Jessica Biel have officially welcomed their firstborn, a baby boy named Silas Randall Timberlake.
According to People, reps for the couple say mom and baby are doing well and dad is “ecstatic.”
As for the not-weird name they choose: Silas is JT’s maternal grandfather’s middle name; Bill Silas Bomar died in 2012. Randall is JT’s middle name and his father’s first name.
The couple, who kept the sex of the baby a secret, even from themselves, announced that they were expecting on Timberlake’s 34th birthday in January.
“Thank you EVERYONE for the Bday wishes!” he captioned an Instagram photo of himself kissing Biel’s bump. “This year, I’m getting the GREATEST GIFT EVER. CAN’T WAIT.”
The couple wed in 2012, not that you wouldn’t remember the year that your heart shattered beyond repair.Full Story
Here’s a tip: Just say no to Ride Wit Me, because Nelly was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop Saturday morning.
Tennessee troopers pulled over the rapper’s bus and searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana. Inside, they found five rocks that tested positive for meth, some pot and drug paraphernalia, plus a number of handguns, according to the Associated Press.
An attorney for Nelly says the reality star will be exonerated once the facts are out, which is pretty much what he’s required to say. The 40-year-old is facing felony charges, but attorney Scott Rosenblum insists Nelly will “not be associated with the contraband” once the truth is exposed.
Nelly, real name Cornell Hayes, has been released on $10,000 bond, and his next court date is June 19.Full Story
$29. That’s how much Gwyneth Paltrow is planning to spend on food this week, not as part of some fancy new cleanse, but as part of Mario Batali’s “Food Bank Challenge,” in which people limit their family’s budget to about $1.38 per meal to fight and raise awareness about food stamp cuts.
“This is what $29 gets you at the grocery store — what families on SNAP (i.e. food stamps) have to live on for a week,” Paltrow tweeted along with a photo of what she bought. “We’re walking in their shoes to see how far we get,” she added.
And so began the 2015 Hate Rich Gwyneth Fest.
The Telegraph addressed Paltrow’s participation with an article called “No Gwyneth, busy mothers can’t live on lettuce, limes, and beans,” noting that “Ms Paltrow’s selection of green vegetables meant she would be consuming fewer than 1000 calories a day — that is about half what the NHS recommends for a healthy, balanced diet.” …Full Story
Get well soon!
Taylor Swift shared some scary personal news with her fans on social media Thursday. The singer’s mom, Andrea Finlay, has cancer.
Swift, 25, tweeted a letter she wrote on Tumblr, which said that for Christmas she requested that her mother have a health scan, just “to ease some worries of mine” and “get me and my brother off her case.”
Finlay, 57, asked that Swift share the diagnosis: “The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer,” she wrote.
Finlay, who was feeling “perfectly fine” before the tests, asked that Swift go public about her illness in hopes that her fans will urge their parents to be checked out as well. Swift did not get into specifics, writing, “I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.” She added, “Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you. I hope and pray that you never get news like this.”Full Story
Alyssa Milano is not pumped about what just happened to her at Heathrow Airport.
The Project Runway: All Stars host — mom to son Milo Thomas, 3, and 7-month-old daughter Elizabeth Dylan — tweeted that 10 ounces of her breast milk had been confiscated.
“Gone,” she said. “Not okay.”
And what did airport officials do with it? They threw it away.
“They said they would let the pumped milk through if I had the baby with me,” she tweeted. “Why would I need to pump if I had the baby with me????” The actress then added, “@HeathrowAirport Why can you test my toiletries to make sure they are safe but you have to throw away my breast milk?”
Heathrow replied with an explanation of the policy.
“Hi Alyssa. Unfortunately, without a baby present, the government requires all liquids in carry-ons to follow the 100ml rule.”
The tweets went back and forth with Milano adding, “I would have happily spread milk in different containers (which I travel with) to comply to those liquid rules. Instead, the milk was taken away with no discussion. Shampoo, lotions, etcetera were simply tested and handed back with no issue. Makes no sense at all.” …Full Story
This photo leaves us pondering what her wedding hair will look like.
Oh, 9021-no she didn’t! Just a few weeks after her Twilight actor ex put a ring on his new lady, Jennie Garth 100 percent stole the spotlight by saying yes to actor boyfriend Dave Abrams.
Now he gets to move into that sweet Jennie Garth Project house! Lucky.
The news came a few days after the actress took off to Mexico to celebrate her 43rd birthday with Abrams and her daughters, Luca, 17, Lola, 12, and Fiona, 8.
“Dave had been working on this for months, and really wanted to plan something special for her around her birthday and make it perfect,” a source told E! News.
The couple started dating last fall but let us little people in on the secret in January.
Garth’s ex-husband, Twilight star Peter Facinelli, just popped the question to now-fiance Jaime Alexander in New York City last month. Garth and Facinella ended their marriage in 2013.Full Story
This going away party makes us want to go away, too.
Bad news, Vampire Diaries fans: Nina Dobrev is about to take her final bow.
The show’s female star made the announcement in a touching, albeit lengthy, Instagram caption on Monday.
“I always knew I wanted Elena’s story to be a six-season adventure, and within those six years I got the journey of a lifetime,” Dobrev wrote. “I was a human, a vampire, a doppelganger, a crazy immortal, a doppelganger pretending to be human, a human pretending to be a doppelganger.”
Dobrev had just wrapped up a weekend getaway on Lake Lanier, Ga., where she and her “TVD family” celebrated her time on the show, and her departure.
“Saying goodbye to Nina is both bittersweet and beautiful,” executive producer Julie Plec said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “Nina is excited to spread her wings, get some rest, travel the world and also take it by storm, and we support her a thousand-fold. We will miss Nina and the 400 characters she played, but we look forward to the insane and exciting challenge of continuing to tell stories of our Salvatore Brothers and our much-loved and gifted ensemble.”
Dobrev, who came to the CW from Degrassi: The Next Generation also thanked her fans. …Full Story
DMX and his entourage have been accused of robbing a man of thousands of dollars outside a gas station in New Jersey.
An unnamed 21-year-old man said that a little after midnight on Sunday, he and his friend encountered DMX and his crew outside an Exxon station in Newark, according to the Washington Post. The rapper was in town for a show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday night.
The alleged victim said he recognized DMX (real name Earl Simmons) and the two began talking about music.
“Fans basically surrounding him, they wanted to take a couple pictures with him,” a friend who was with the man at the time told WABC. The man had just cashed a paycheck and was carrying more than $3,000 in his pocket.
“They probably thought we had a gun, because he has his hand in his pocket,” the friend said. “That’s why he asked him what was in his pocket. Then he was like 'nah, there’s nothing in my pocket,’ then he showed him the money.”
According to a spokesman for the Newark Police Department, the 21-year-old claimed that a member of the entourage “showed the victim a gun and demanded the victim’s money.” …Full Story
Well, looky here. It’s a Tom Cruise sighting in our own back yard.
The Top Gun actor was spotted an entire bay removed from Scientologyland as he and son Connor attended a women’s Final Four semifinal game at Amalie Arena on Sunday. The three-time Oscar nominee sat in a suite above the Maryland bench and scored tons of cheers when shown on the video board.
Cruise’s public appearance comes one week after the release of HBO’s Going Clear, a documentary about Scientology. At one point the film details how church leader David Miscavige made Cruise’s divorce from “the enemy” Nicole Kidman a reality, going as far as tapping her phone. The documentary also accuses members of the church of convincing Connor, 20, and sister Isabella, 22, to turn against their mother.
Though Cruise, 52, was in Tampa to watch the players, Connecticut superstar Breanna Stewart was pretty bummed she didn’t get to see him back.
“No. Where was he? Oh, my gosh,” she told the ABC News after the game. “I didn’t even get to meet him.”
Yes, but she did lead her team to the final, which we’re guessing is much more important to her.Full Story
Did the Easter bunny bring you chocolate? Bet it was nowhere near as delectable/creepy as this.
British media company UKTV commissioned a chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch sculpture to celebrate the launch of its new drama network… um, Drama. Chocolatiers crafted the English actor’s likeness from 88 pounds of Belgian chocolate, and the entire bizarre process took more than 250 hours, during which they could have watched Star Trek: Into Darkness almost 125 times.
So, why Cumberbatch? A survey of 2,000 British women determined the Sherlock star is the United Kingdom’s “dishiest TV drama actor.” He beat out David Tennant (Doctor Who), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Idris Elba (Luther) and Damian Lewis (Homeland), so at least that part makes sense.Full Story
Kelly Clarkson, being all talented and beautiful.
Fox News Sunday anchor and seeming despicable human being Chris Wallace, inset, has heard your widespread outrage and seen your at-the-ready pitchforks, and for that reason he has publicly apologized for fat-shaming Kelly Clarkson.
“I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment,” Wallace told Us Weekly in a statement. “I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her.”
Rewind to Friday: Wallace and Mike Gallagher were the talk of Twitter after making some offensive comments about the 32-year-old singer on The Mike Gallagher Show.
“Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? You know the singer, Kelly Clarkson? Holy cow, did she blow up,” Gallagher said of the radiant new mom.
Wallace replied, “Really? Do we want to talk about some of your friends? Kelly Clarkson’s got a lovely voice. She could stay off the deep dish pizza for a little while.”
Whatever would we do without these two lookers to set our nation’s beauty standards?Full Story
Last week we reported that Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell were starring in a Lifetime original movie called A Deadly Adoption. It was to be grand, if our imagination is to be believed.
The former Saturday Night Live stars and Anchorman 2 co-stars would play a couple who befriend and take in a pregnant woman whose baby they hope to adopt. Naturally everything would then go horribly awry in what we can only assume would be a parody-esque fashion.
Alas, Wiig and Ferrell announced over the weekend that, thanks to the leak, the top-secret masterpiece is no longer. Ferrell issued a statement saying that he and Wiig had decided it was “in the best interest for everyone to forego the project entirely.” The movie was set to air this summer.
“We are disappointed that our secret project with Will and Kristen was leaked,” Michael Feeney, spokesman for Lifetime’s parent company, A&E Networks, told the Associated Press “and the network is determining the fate of the movie.” …Full Story