Are Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton 'exploring surrogacy' options?
During a visit to the "Today" show back in March, Blake Shelton couldn't say enough loving things about Gwen Stefani's sons, Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10 and Apollo, 4, all of whom she shares with her ex, Gavin Rossdale. "At this point in my life, I kind of had put [having kids] as like, 'Well, that wasn't meant to be.' Then all of a sudden it happens — one way or another — and it's like, 'Wow, I really missed out on a lot.' And so having them around, is you know, I don't even know how to describe it. It's so much fun." At the time, a source told Us Weekly the couple hadn't ruled out having a child of their own, but noted they were only interested in doing so if it "happened naturally." This week, the magazine's sources are singing a different tune, claiming Blake, 42, and Gwen, 49, are so "determined to have a child together" that they've enlisted the help of a surrogate. "They are in the final stages of choosing the woman who will carry their baby. It's extremely important to Gwen that she give Blake a biological child, and Blake is so excited," says the unnamed insider. Alas, Gwen's rep has already dismissed the report as false, telling Gossip Cop the singers are not "exploring surrogacy at this time." Back in 2015, Gwen told Wonderwall her youngest son, Apollo, was a surprise. Though she wasn't dating Blake yet, when we asked if one more ankle biter could be in the cards for her down the line, she left pretty much no room for confusion when she said emphatically that with the addition of Apollo to her family, "I feel very very very complete."
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Lady Gaga surprises L.A. shelter with hot pizza, coffee and gift cards
Lady Gaga was still displaced from her home by the Woolsey Fire on Tuesday, Nov. 13, when she plopped a "Malibu" baseball hat on her had, threw together some food and various other items evacuees might need and headed to a Red Cross shelter in Los Angeles to help lift some spirits. Sharing a shot of herself with her arms piled high with pizza boxes and a smile on her face, the singer captioned the post, "fresh hot pizza, coffee and gift cards for the shelter." As it turns out, Tuesday was World Kindness Day and Gaga's Born This Way Foundation had teamed up with Starbucks to ensure some random acts of kindness found their way to those who may have lost everything as wildfires continue to ravage their home state. "Today is my favorite day of the year — it's World Kindness Day. I encourage you all to do one act of kindness, even if it's for yourself," she said in a Twitter video the same day. "Help people affected by the #CaliforniaFire by visiting http://redcross.org call 1-800-RED-CROSS or text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make $10 donation. Includes shelter,food,water,physical and mental health resources as well as emotional support," she added in a caption on a photo of herself with one hand on her heart and a Red Cross hat on her noggin. Lady G. also made sure to thank Starbucks for supporting her foundation's efforts. "@starbucks you guys are the best. @btwfoundation loves #worldkindnessday and believes we all should #bekind EVERYDAY thank you to all our fire fighters and police & first responders for risking your lives to keep us safe," she posted on Instagram, adding, "We love you ❤️." Other celebs who've been helping those affected by the fires include Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, whose Malibu home has been reduced to ash and rubble by the fires. The couple made a $500,000 donation to The Malibu Foundation, which works to support young homeless people, while Ellen DeGeneres donated $100,000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and Sandra Bullock has donated $100,000 to the Humane Society of Ventura County, which is focused on rescuing and stabilizing animals affected by the fires, according to Today.com.
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Jaime King's 5-year-old son wants to marry Cardi B
Look out, Offset … your lady's got a pretty adorable — and not very secret — admirer in 5-year-old James Knight! His mom, Jamie King, shared a hilarious video on Instagram on Tuesday, Nov. 13, that showed the kid singing Cardi B's praises while apparently wearing the Miu Miu shades Cardi helped make famous. "What do you want to say to Cardi B?" Jaime can be heard asking her little guy as he hams it up for the camera. "I love you," says James, wasting no time. "What else do you want to say?" his mom asks, egging him on. That's when he flashes a heart shape with his hands and blurts out, "I want to marry you!" Unfortunately for James, his mom points out the problem with his plan (er, beyond the fact that Cardi's happily married with a daughter of her own … and that she's 26). "You want to marry her?" Jaime asks. "Everybody does." Jaime went on to tag Cardi in the caption, calling the post, "A love message to James Knight's queen @iamcardib 🔥" and telling the rapper her son "keeps asking for a play date 😂😍🌹 #forealtho …" Take what you can get, kiddo!
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Jennifer Lopez is reportedly making millions to work with Qatar-based companies
A few years ago, Jennifer Lopez was urged to cut ties with Qatar Airlines, which is owned by Qatar, a country with an extensive history of human rights violations. It seems J.Lo's still working with the airline and possibly other organizations in the country, however, and she's making a good deal of dough through the relationships. TMZ reports Jennifer performed a 20-minute set last week, then did a Q&A with fans at the opening of a mall in the country. She reportedly made $2 million for the gig, which came with a $1 million expense budget. On the plus side, the singer reportedly discussed women's rights during the question and answer session, tackling a situation that's been evolving slowly but steadily to allow for somewhat more equality. TMZ also got its hands on an invite to a party in Los Angeles for Qatar Airlines next week. The invitation promises "… a dazzling performance by renowned global entertainer Jennifer Lopez as well as a taste of authentic Arabian hospitality." According to TMZ, Jennifer's been offered $1.2 million for the set but has not yet inked the deal, despite her name being on the invitation.
Zoe Kravitz says Lily Allen attacked her more than kissed her
Zoe Kravitz is less than thrilled about her shout-out in Lily Allen's memoir, "My Thoughts Exactly." During the fan call segment of "Watch What Happens Live" this week, a fan wondered if Zoe had been told ahead of the book's release that Lily had included an anecdote about a kiss the women allegedly shared when Lily was on tour in 2014. "Who's Lily Allen?" Zoe asked dryly (via Us Weekly). Eddie Redmayne, who was also a guest on the show as he and Zoe promoted "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," chimed in to call Lily "the voice of our generation" and announce that he "loves" her. Zoe then looked at Eddie, made a sarcastic face and said, "No, you don't." Addressing the question at hand, Zoe asked, "If by kissing, she means attacking? Then yes, she kissed me. [She] attacked me." She added that she felt the book portrayed the moment as if Zoe had "wanted it." When Andy Cohen followed up by asking if Zoe had read the book, Zoe acknowledged she had not and said, "I don't think anybody read the book." Much of "My Thoughts Exactly" is devoted to Lily's exploration of how and when she hit rock bottom with her substance abuse and depression. Stories from the 2014 tour figure prominently.
How Stan Lee surprised Robert Downey, Jr., for his 50th birthday
When Robert Downey Jr. learned of Marvel legend Stan Lee's death, he shared a photo of the man who kicked off a decade's worth of superhero blockbusters for RDJ, writing, "I owe it all to you." As the late comic creator's manager Brad Herman recently told the New York Post, the two shared a special relationship. Case in point: Ahead of Robert's 50th birthday party, Stan sent a regrets RSVP — on Spider-Man stationary, of course — telling the actor, "May Destiny grant you good health and much time. You deserve so much more than this simple rhyme" and signing off, "Excelsior." But then the party rolled around and Stan made a surprise appearance. Robert reacted by getting on his knees, giving Stan a humble a bow and kissing the man's feet, according to Stan's manager. "How soon can I see you again?" Stan quipped in response. "I could get used to this!" Given what the successful "Iron Man" franchise meant to RDJ, who'd been struggling with addiction for decades until shortly before he was cast in "Iron Man," which helped solidify the star's comeback. Watching Robert's genuine, if humorous display of gratitude left everyone who caught the moment emotional. "We were all in tears," Stan's manager recalled.
Kim Kardashian held back her anger toward Tristan Thompson in Khloe Kardashian's delivery room — sort of …
Don't mess with Kim Kardashian West when it comes to her family. Tristan Thompson, for one, has probably learned this valuable lesson by now, since the next edition of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" features Khloe Kardashian going into labor just days after Tristan's cheating scandal surfaced. In a preview clip on E!, Khloe can be seen in the delivery room asking Kim and Tristan, "are you going to say hi to each other or no?" Kim and Tristan then exchange a hug. And while Kim smiles during their brief, apparent truce, she never stops looking at Khloe — while making an "off with his head" sign, clearly in reference to the Cavaliers star. In a confessional, she admits she's not planning to focus on what Tristan seems to have done. "The vibe in the room is calm, I thought there would be way more tension," she says. "As much as I want to go off, I just don't think it's the time. So I'm gonna keep it cute, I don't have to have a lot of interaction, I just have to be there for her." "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" airs on E! on Sunday, Nov. 18.
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna have had no problem coparenting amid child support court battle
Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's battle over child support hasn't really affected their coparenting. That's according to TMZ, which cites sources on both sides of the former couple's battle lines as saying the pair's been great about maintaining the schedule their joint custody of their daughter Dream requires. Rob and Chyna reportedly alternate from week to week with one parent getting four days and the other getting three days with the 2-year-old they share. For the most part, the lack of blowups around sharing custody seems to revolve around the parents' use of nannies, who do the pass-offs each week. Rob recently filed to request a large reduction in the child support he pays, asserting that if anything, Chyna should be paying him, since he believes she earns more at this point.
Nicki Minaj and Lewis Hamilton fuel dating rumors on Instagram again
It's gonna be harder for Nicki Minaj and Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton to deny those dating rumors after the could-be couple both posted loving Instagram messages for one another following their respective wins on Sunday, Nov. 11. After Lewis came in first at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prixe, Nicki posted, "Congratulations sweetheart!!! #CHAMPION @lewishamilton I'm so proud of you," alongside a photo of her rumored man (via The Blast). Lewis, meanwhile, sent Nicki high praise on social media for her major wins at the People's Choice Awards. "Big congrats @nickiminaj on winning both album of the year & female artist of the year at people's choice awards," he wrote. "So happy for you🙌🏾." The pair first sparked dating rumors back in September when they attended a number of New York Fashion Week events together around the same time the rapper and singer admitted on "Ellen" that there was a "new boy" in her love life. The Blast points out the two may not be exclusive, given Nicki's crack at the PCAs that Michael B. Jordan would be welcome to disrobe her … but then, celebs get to have celebrity crushes, too.
Why Cher won't stop touring until she's 'finished'
When Cher hits the road for her Here We Go Again 2019 tour in January, it will be her first in five years. Asked if the tour was always part of her plan, the 72 year-old joked to People, "I've never had a plan. It's like someone said, 'Oh, do you have a 5-year plan for your career?' I don't have a 5-minute plan for my career!" She went on to say her "favorite thing is being onstag," sharing that she planned to incorporate some new songs and new technology into the performances, which kick off Jan. 17, in Ft. Myers, Florida. "There will be some point where I can't tour," Cher says. "It'll get to a place where I can't do it, and I don't want to think, 'I wish I would have done more now that I can no longer do it,' because I still enjoy it. I still sing well and I just want to do it until I'm finished."