Kanye West no doubt ruined a planned magazine exclusive last night by announcing girlfriend Kim Kardashian‘s pregnancy during a concert. He stopped mid-performance last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and ordered the crowd to “make some noise for my baby mama!”
The softie rapper’s revelation was confirmed online today by Kim, who posted: “It’s true! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his Mom and my Dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!”
The hundreds of Kardashian family members have all been tweeting their excitement. Kourtney: “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!” Khloé: “KIMYE! Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited! LOVE is everything!” Lamar Odom, Khloé‘s husband: “I’m excited for Kanye and my sister! There’s nothing like bringing life into this world! Let’s keep Gods blessings coming!” Kim‘s Mum Kris Jenner: “I’m a happy girl! Wowza! Oh BABY BABY BABY!” Younger half-sisters Kendall and Kylie also had a message each for them: “Who’s excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! 😀 Weeee,” and “congrats to this beautiful couple. I love you guys.” Let’s hope that Khloé is the next to pop one out, she is so deserving…
Former ‘X Factor‘ contestant Katie Waissel has separated from her husband of 2 months, Brad Alphonso. The pair married in a top-secret ceremony in late September, and broke things off between them at the very start of December. Fans of the singer worry that the couple rushed into marriage, having dated beforehand for just 16 weeks beforehand.
Her representative spoke on her behalf to ‘The Daily Mail‘: “We can confirm that Katie has separated from her husband. It’s a very sad time for both parties. Katie has now gone back to LA and is putting her focus on recording with her ‘Red Velvet‘ project.” In the last few days there’s been a flurry of related messages on her Twitter page: “I should have known right from the start that he was just a work of art. -Flat. Off to Heathrow now to head back to LA I’m going to miss you all!”
We all know that Lady Gaga has a big heart, but her thoughtfulness and care for her own fans is second to none. The spectacular singer has launched a new feature of her self-established ‘Born This Way Foundation‘…the ‘Born Brave‘ bus! It will be joining her on the road as she wraps up her ‘Born This Way Ball‘ tour over the next 3 months, and is headed across North America.
In a Twitter message, she explained its purpose: “For those wondering about the ‘counseling’ at the ‘BTW Ball Born Brave‘ pre-show, it will be a fun tailgating experience for monsters to unite. At the
#BornBraveBus you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends. #BornBraveBus there will also be food and games, @djws and @ladystarlightny will DJ with host @BREEDLOVENYC to keep the experience fun. #BornBraveBus is a place where mental health and depression are taken seriously with no judgement, FREE real help available to all #BraverWorld. I feel like most kids don’t look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom and I wanted to break the stigmas around ‘help’ and make it fun.”
Family-loving singer Rihanna has paid tribute to her late grandmother Dolly by donating to the hospital that treated her cancer. Her relative died in June, and she was devastated by the loss. Her contribution of £1.75m to the ‘Queen Elizabeth Hospital‘ on her home island of Barbados will see the re-opening of the hospital’s radiotherapy unit as the ‘Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine‘.
In a short statement to ‘E! News‘ explaining her action, Ri reasoned: “This was my way of giving back to Barbados, in a form of philanthropy, by assisting the ‘QEH‘ in its continued modernization program….I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done to save lives or at least extend them.” When she announced her intentions over the weekend, she confirmed plans to pay for 3 pieces of modern equipment: “I believe that this will have a huge impact on the people of Barbados. This was all done in effort to save lives or at least extend it and I thank all of you for being a part of it.” She also posted a picture of her and her grandfather on her ‘Instagram‘ with the caption: “Me and grand pops in Barbados at the unveiling ceremony in memory of #GranDolly at ‘QEH‘.”
Selfless-singer Katy Perry spent her Saturday this weekend helping kids wrap Christmas presents up for those less fortunate than themselves. The charitable lady returned to her roots by visiting Santa Barbara for the event, and the day’s acitivities were documented by Phoenix-based radio presenter Matt McAllister on his Twitter page (@KNIXMatt).
He wrote: “No big deal, my daughters are hanging out with Katy Perry today. My daughters volunteered to wrap presents for a charity today and they had no idea Katy Perry was coming! Happy Emma! That’s Lily wrapping presents with Katy Perry. Charity rocks! My girls with Katy Perry. The best part was that there was no media there and she wasn’t doing it for publicity. Forgot to mention her new boyfriend John Mayer was there too. Crazy day here in SB!”
Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé Knowles, Reese Witherspoon, Ellen DeGeneres and Selena Gomez are just a few of the list of celebrities who have used their status for good by collaborating with ‘Demand A Plan.’
The bevy of famous faces are fronting a campaign to ban gun violence and to prevent people from being able to purchase guns. It come sin the wake of last week’s massacre at ‘Sandy Hooks Elementary School‘ in the town of Newton, Connecticut. Last Friday Adam Lanza shot dead 20 children and 6 adults before turning the gun on himself, killing not only teachers, but also a number of pupils.
In the short clip, they ask: “How many more… colleges, classrooms, movie theatres, houses of faith, shopping malls, street corners. Enough…. Demand a plan. Right now, as a mom, as a dad, as a friend, as a husband, as a wife, as an American, as a human being, for the children of ‘Sandy Hook‘ demand a plan. No more lists of names. It’s not too soon. It’s too late. Now is the time, before we all know someone who loves someone on that list. No more lists. No more who they might have been, if we had just done something yesterday. It’s time. We can do better than this. It’s time for our leaders to act. Demand a plan right now. Right now. You can demand it. Enough.”
Justin Bieber has been criticised by animal rights activists for giving away his pet hamster Pac earlier this month. He surprised a fan with the gift after a performance in Atlanta, passing the furry creature through the barrier.
The recipient, a young girl called Victoria Blair, (@victoriablair21), explained on Twitter: “Met Justin outside ‘Jingle Ball‘ in Atlanta and he gave him to me! BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!” Witnesses heard the Biebs warn her “that’s all you…you gotta take care of Pac,” and she shouted in response: “I WILL TAKE CARE OF HIM!”
I only watched the show’s finale several hours ago myself and am already struggling to come to terms with the fact that its over, so I’m sure ‘Gossip Girl‘ fans worldwide will rejoice at the news that the show’s producers are considering transferring it to the silver screen after 5 very successful years as a TV series.
Executive producer Stephanie Savage dished the gossip to Kristin Dos Santos at ‘E! Online‘: “It’s funny we’ve never talked about a movie seriously until the show was actually ending. We’ve never had any legitimate conversations about doing a movie until we were saying goodbye. Then we said, ‘We’ll do a movie, Broadway show, or reunion show, right?’ Even though we are likely to see each other again it’s not like we’ll all be working together again, so that’s where the fantasy starts.”
Meanwhile, off-screen couple Matt Settle (Rufus Humphrey) and Kelly Rutherford (Lily van der Woodsen) have hinted at the possibility on Twitter, exchanging several tweets about it. Kelly wrote to Matt: “We did it! I love you and am so happy we had so many great years together. I think they left the story open … Hopefully for a movie where we will finally be together… What do you think?” Matt responded: “Perhaps ‘Rufly’ will find a way in the movie. But come on… ‘Lonely Boy‘ got the girl! Great ending!”
Russell Brand celebrated his first 10 years of sobriety last week after years of enduring a drug, sex and alcohol addiction simultaneously.
The comedian turned actor has been arrested 12 times over the years, and has sought help to his problems in the form of transcendental meditation, a kind of stress-relieving yoga activity. During a stand-up tour of New Zealand, he wrote on Twitter: “10 years clean… Thanks for all your messages of love… Anyone can get clean, one day at a time.””