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George Clooney's wife Amal pregnant

Clooney's wife pregnant

George Clooney will soon be expanding his family again, as his wife Amal is reportedly pregnant.

According to a report from OK! U.S. magazine, the human rights lawyer is "past her first trimester" in the pregnancy, and the "buzz is that they're having twins again". The pair are already parents to four-year-old twins Ella and Alexander.

"Amal is already starting to show, so soon enough, everyone will know," a source told the magazine, adding that the couple announced the happy news to their friends and family during a dinner at their Lake Como mansion on July 4.

"George was giddy with excitement and couldn't wait to tell everyone," the insider added. "(The news) was met with well-wishes all around. George was so proud, and Amal was glowing."

Apparently, they told Ella and Alexander that they are to have a brother or sister, or both, on their fourth birthday on 6 June.

"Ella's been begging for a baby sister, so they're all hoping for at least one little girl," the source said. "But, of course, they'll be happy either way, as long as the babies are healthy."

George and Amal have yet to comment on the pregnancy report.





Blake Shelton considers releasing wedding ceremony vows song

Blake's wedding song

Blake Shelton is considering releasing the song he wrote for his new wife, Gwen Stefani, as his marriage vows, because he's very proud of the tune.

The couple wed at the beginning of the month, and Shelton broke with tradition by turning his vows into a song he dedicated to his bride.

"I don't know what or when we're going to do something with it, but it's something I wanted to have a recording of no matter what," he tells SiriusXM radio DJ Storme Warren. "I think it's something I want to share because I'm really proud of it.

"To me, a marriage, a ceremony, is... you're not keeping it private when you get married to somebody... That's why we wear these rings, you know? And I feel that way about the song. It is, for me, something that I want people to hear and know, because I'm proud to be married to Gwen, and so I'm proud of that song."

Reports suggest the track is titled Reach the Star, and when Shelton performed it at the wedding ceremony, everyone was moved to tears.

Blake reveals he struggled to complete the tune and called in songwriter pal Craig Wiseman for a little help.

"He really helped me, because when it comes to structuring something that I feel like, can stand the test of time, that's what Craig is great at," Shelton adds. "I wanted it to be something like that, and so he really helped me get something I feel like I wouldn't be embarrassed about."

Meanwhile, Blake reveals his bride had a hard time getting through her wedding vows without crying.

"Gwen, right up until the night before, she was like, 'Oh my God, let's just have the 'repeat after me' stuff'... And (officiant) Carson (Daly) was adamant about, 'No! Look, you're a songwriter, you can do this'. And so, right up until the night before, she was working on hers and it was incredible.

"I still haven't even seen a video of our wedding yet, so I can't remember all the things she said, but she had them written down and she had a hard time getting through them."



ZZ Top to rock on following Dusty Hill's death

ZZ Top to rock on

ZZ Top have vowed to keep rocking following the death of Dusty Hill.

The bassist died on Wednesday, five days after missing his first show with his bandmates in 50 years, and now Billy Gibbons has confirmed the band will continue, because it's what Hill wanted.

According to radio host Eddie Trunk, who hosts the Trunk Nation show on SiriusXM, Gibbons texted him to say the band isn't planning on stopping anytime soon.

His text read: "As Dusty said upon his departure, 'Let the show go on!' And... with respect, we'll do well to get beyond this and honour his wishes.

"Dusty emphatically grabbed my arm and said, 'Give Elwood the bottom end and take it to the Top'. He meant it, amigo. He really did."

Longtime guitar technician Elwood Francis replaced Hill at a ZZ Top show in Illinois on Friday (23Jul21), and he's expected to fill his spot in the band permanently.

The band canceled a show in Simpsonville, South Carolina, on Wednesday night to honour Hill, but Gibbons and company are expected to resume their tour in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Friday.



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Henry Winkler calls childhood crush on her 101st birthday

Fonz calls childhood crush

Henry Winkler surprised a childhood pal by phoning her on her 101st birthday.

Back in the 1950s, the Happy Days star grew up in the same New York City building as the woman, who is now fighting Alzheimer's disease, but her granddaughter insisted she's never forgotten the beloved actor.

"He was about 10-ish and he had a big crush on her ... That's the story I heard growing up," Natalie Lebovits-Zaidenberg told the New York Post's Page Six.

Lebovits-Zaidenberg's grandmother, Florence Keller, made a really big impression on the future TV heartthrob - and he's now one of the few people she remembers as she battles the memory-zapping condition.

"My grandmother has Alzheimer's," said Natalie, "but whenever she watches TV and he comes on, she goes, 'It's Henry,' and gets very excited... Sometimes she doesn't remember us so it's really special."

She shared the sweet story about Winkler and her grandma in a private Facebook group, called PR Czars, asking if any Hollywood insiders might be able to help reconnect the pair.

The request worked and Winkler was able to thrill Florence with the special birthday call.

"He called and he was lovely," Lebovits-Zaidenberg raved. "He just said he wished her a happy birthday, and said he appreciates that we have followed his career this whole time. They spoke for about five minutes. We were all excited."

"He's 'the Fonz' (Happy Days character). It was just so cool. It was a story I grew up with my whole life that was a great NYC story. But to see it be real was very special."

She also thanked members of the Facebook group for making it happen: "It was really the power of people coming together. Everyone wanted to help."

And Florence isn't the first person to pick up the phone and find the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner, known as one of the kindest guys in showbusiness, on the line.

New York City Governor Andrew Cuomo also previously received a surprise call from Winkler, after talking about how much he admired the actor.

"I mentioned to someone that I was a fan of the Fonz from Happy Days," Cuomo wrote in his 2020 book, American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic, "and the next thing I know, Henry Winkler called."



Britney Spears' doctors want Jamie Spears removed as conservator - report

Britney's doctors chime in

Britney Spears' doctors agree that her father should be removed from her conservatorship, according to the singer's top aide.

The Toxic star is currently battling to have Jamie Spears removed as the conservator of her estate, and in new legal documents, it has been claimed her medical team is all for the move.

Jodi Montgomery, who is the conservator of Britney's person, has joined the petition to have Jamie removed, and said in the filing that both she and Britney's doctors are in agreement that Jamie's presence is not healthy for the singer.

The filing, obtained by The Blast, states: "In further support of the Removal Petition and Appointment Petition, and in her role as Conservator of the Person of Ms. Spears, Ms. Montgomery respectfully notes that Ms. Spears's medical team agrees that it is not in the best interest of (Britney) for Mr. Spears to be and remain Conservator of the Estate."

In a recent court document, Britney and her legal team said they want a certified public accountant to take over as the co-conservator of her estate, and suggested Jason Rubin for the role.

The documents, filed by Britney's legal team, read: "Ms. Spears respectfully submits that the Court should appoint her nominee; in that, it is an objectively intelligent preference to nominate a highly qualified, professional fiduciary in this circumstance.

"Moreover, Ms. Spears respectfully submits that, given the Court's recognition at the July 14, 2021, hearing that Ms. Spears has sufficient capacity to choose her own legal counsel, she likewise has sufficient capacity to make this nomination."

If Jason replaces Jamie, he will take over her health care decisions, which are currently monitored by Jodi, in addition to managing her estate and real estate.

Britney has been under the conservatorship since her public meltdown in 2008, and has been in court trying to regain her freedom since June.



DaBaby releases shocking new video amid HIV rant scandal

DaBaby fuels more critics

DaBaby has done little to silence his critics after releasing a new video in which he appears to reference his recent ill-advised HIV rant.

The hitmaker stunned fans and followers by calling out gay people during his set at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami, Florida on Sunday, urging concertgoers who didn't have HIV or Aids or "any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases that'll make you die in two or three weeks" to "put your cellphone light in the air."

His comments sparked backlash from stars including his Levitating collaborator Dua Lipa and gay rights activist Sir Elton John, and led to him issuing a half-hearted apology, in which he stated: "Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y'all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody."

However, DaBaby has now fueled the controversy by releasing a new self-directed video titled Giving What It's Supposed to Give.

In the video, the rapper holds up a sign that reads "AIDS" and the words "Don't Fight Hate With Hate" appear in rainbow colors at the end, alongside: "My apologies for being me the same way you want the freedom to be you."

He's also seen being pleasured by a woman, before kicking her out when she doesn't complete the job to his satisfaction.

The video came as the organization GLAAD joined the chorus of criticisms against the Suge star, with DaShawn Usher, GLAAD's Associate Director of Communities of Color, saying in a statement: "The rhetoric that DaBaby used is inaccurate, hurtful, and harmful to the LGBTQ community and the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV. It is critical that DaBaby and his fans learn that people living with HIV today, when on effective treatment, lead long and healthy lives and cannot transmit HIV.

"While DaBaby has made haphazard attempts to 'apologize,' actions need to be taken for full accountability and changes to do better in the future. It further confirms what GLAAD reported last year in the State of HIV Stigma Study that stigma and misinformation around HIV is widespread, and there is much work to be done to educate the public, including entertainers."



Kate Beckinsale thinking about returning to university

Back to school for Kate?

Kate Beckinsale is considering picking up her studies at Oxford University after a recent visit with her daughter.

The actress abandoned her academic dreams after a friend died, but now she admits she'd like to go back. And her old French tutor would welcome her with open arms.

"My friends (at college) were party people and I wasn't," she tells the MailOnline. "They'd all moved into a house and I stayed in the college, where I then got mono (infectious mononucleosis) and went home. While I was home, one of my dear friends there ended up jumping out of a window and dying. All my other friends were rusticated - basically expelled for a year and then you come back.

"When I was considering going back, nobody was there and there was this horrible whiff of death everywhere. That was the reason I didn't go back.

"I took my kid to my college and my French tutor was still there. She said, 'You know you can come back any time?'"

And the Serendipity star insists she'd make a much better student now she's in her late 40s.

"It's such a shame university is at this time of your life when you're thinking, 'Who should I get off with and am I a lesbian and what posters do I want on my wall?' Wouldn't it be better once you've actually lived a bit to go, 'I really like this'."



Judge denies request to dismiss two charges against Harvey Weinstein

Judge rules against Weinstein

A Los Angeles judge has rejected movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's efforts to dismiss two sex-related charges against him, even though his lawyers claim they are precluded by the statute of limitations.

The disgraced producer, who is already serving 23 years for sex offenses in New York, appeared for a hearing on Thursday (29Jul21) at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles, where Judge Sergio Tapia decided to let the two charges against him stand.

But Weinstein did land a small win - the judge also told prosecutors to return to a grand jury to amend a third charge of sexual battery by restraint on statute of limitations grounds.

Weinstein is currently facing nine sex-related charges in California, where he has been held without bail since his extradition from New York earlier this month (Jul21). He has pleaded not guilty to all the Los Angeles charges.

The Weinstein indictment details four counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery by restraint, and one count of sexual penetration by use of force.



Soulja Boy's birthday party shut down by police

Soulja Boy party shut down

Rapper Soulja Boy was forced to shut down his 31st birthday party on Wednesday (28Jul21) after police arrived.

Neighbors complained about the late night noise, especially the racket caused by the birthday boy's new McLaren - a gift from pal Ray J.

Host OG 3Three urged guests to split just before cops arrived.

Soulja Boy and OG 3Three were given warnings by police, who told them they would return if the party wasn't shut down.

The party host told TMZ, "We getting shut down and we don't want any citations, so we need everyone out now...

"It was really the noise, the parking... Shout out everyone who came, we love y'all but we gotta go (sic)."



Jodie Whittaker leaving Doctor Who in 2022

Whittaker to leave Dr. Who

Jodie Whittaker is bowing out of the lead role in BBC series Doctor Who.

Whittaker, the first woman to play the iconic Time Lord, will be seen for the last time in 2022, with showrunner Chris Chibnall also exiting the beloved TV series.

Before she leaves, the actress will star in a new six-part series later this year (21), and three specials next year (22).

Whittaker paid tribute to Chibnall, the Doctor Who production team and the show's fans.

"In 2017 I opened my glorious gift box of size 13 shoes," Whittaker said in a statement obtained by BBC Online. "I could not have guessed the brilliant adventures, worlds and wonders I was to see in them."

She continued: "My heart is so full of love for this show, for the team who make it, for the fans who watch it and for what it has brought to my life.

"And I cannot thank Chris enough for entrusting me with his incredible stories. We knew that we wanted to ride this wave side by side, and pass on the baton together. So here we are, weeks away from wrapping on the best job I have ever had. I don't think I'll ever be able to express what this role has given me. I will carry the Doctor and the lessons I've learnt forever."

It has not yet been announced who will take over from Whittaker in the leading role.

Outgoing showrunner Chibnall, cast the actress to replace the last Doctor, Peter Capaldi, in 2017.

He said: "Jodie and I made a 'three series and out' pact with each other at the start of this once-in-a-lifetime blast. So now our shift is done, and we're handing back the Tardis keys.

"Jodie's magnificent, iconic Doctor has exceeded all our high expectations. She's been the gold standard leading actor, shouldering the responsibility of being the first female Doctor with style, strength, warmth, generosity and humor."

Whittaker's final feature-length special, where the 13th Doctor will regenerate, will be screened in fall 2022.



Lorde wanted to be a cartoonist

Lorde the cartoonist?

Lorde wanted to be a cartoonist when she was growing up.

The Royals hitmaker - who was just 16 when her debut album Pure Heroine was released - loved 'The Far Side' comic series by Gary

Larson when she was younger and at one point as a kid she even wanted to follow that path, but the star, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, wasn't sure she was cut out for it.

Speaking to Vogue US, she said: "I loved 'The Far Side' by Gary Larson, and I wanted to be a cartoonist, which is crazy because I'm not funny."

Instead, Lorde, now 24, pursued music and she was able to take inspiration from her mother, poet Sonja Yelich.

Opening up on the best lesson in writing she learned from her mom, she added: "Just that it's a practice. It's something you have to do over

and over to keep being in touch with."

Meanwhile, the singer - who released her second album Melodrama in 2017 and will have left another four-year gap before her upcoming third

LP Solar Power drops next month (Aug21)- explained the reason behind taking a step back from the public eye in between records.

She said: "Well, I just have to go and live my life so that I have stuff to write about. It's just sort of mooching and taking time."

When it comes to her time at home, she admitted she tries to make up for lost time with her loves ones.

She added: "I like to cook and I like to be very available for my friends and family because I miss a lot of birthdays when I'm working."

Being on the road can be tough, and Lorde noted she misses "every single thing" about New Zealand when she's traveling and away from home.

Asked what she misses the most, she replied: "Literally, every single thing but mostly the beaches and parks and the food."



Willow Smith: 'My mental health is in a very fragile state'

Willow Smith 'fragile state'

Willow Smith's old fears about becoming famous at a young age have resurfaced and she's struggling to manage her mental health.

The Whip My Hair singer, the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, has opened up about her early struggles with anxiety which came at a time when people didn't realize what she was going through.

"My mental health is in a very fragile state, but I think it's in a state where it's about to grow in a really awesome way," she told BBC Radio 1's The YUNGBLUD Podcast.

"For so long I had a lot of fear. I felt extremely unsafe in my music career in the past and that feeling of insecurity or unsafety. I didn't feel protected, which went really deep," she shared. "I kinda had to come back from the music industry and now I'm kinda going back in. It's interesting because all of those memories and emotions have just been resurfacing (sic).

"I was doing the Jimmy Fallon (late night U.S. TV show) performance and I had like a flashback of being like 10 or nine, and having an anxiety attack onset and basically feeling like everyone around me was like 'You're just a brat'. 'Why aren't you grateful?'"

She explained some people thought she was simply throwing a "tantrum", but she is now in a much better place herself to understand what happened.

"They didn't see it as an anxiety attack, they saw it as a tantrum and now I look back and know it was an anxiety attack.

"And so when I'm in these situations now and I have these flashbacks, I need to take the time, I need to go into a little meditation, I need to separate myself from the situation for a little bit. And tell myself that, 'You're not nine, you're a grown a** woman.' I have to re-train my mind."



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