The Beyhive thinks Beyonce might be pregnant again
Here we go again … More than two years after Beyonce and JAY-Z welcomed their twins, Rumi and Sir Carter, the Beyhive buzz is once again centering around some potential stork news. Ever since last week, when Bey, Jay, the twins and Blue Ivy Carter arrived in East Hampton, New York, for some R&R at the $26 million estate they have there, fans have been arguing with one another on social media about whether Beyonce could be pregnant with her fourth child. Part of the reason for that is the flurry of posts Bey's shared on Instagram over the past few days. In some photos, Bey is clearly holding something in front of her stomach. "Anyone else see a bump or is it only me?" asked one commenter (via the Daily Mail). "This guh pregnant," another declared. Others among the hundreds of posts suggesting the same thing include observations like, "Patterns like that camouflage very well. She's looks very pregnant" and direct questions to the singer. Others asked the pregnancy speculation to stop, though, or made (valid) points like, "maybe she just looks normal and women after giving birth and are around 35-40 looks that way?" But the photos aren't the only things fans have cited as evidence to back up their pregnancy theory. The Mail reports multiple fans saw all the purple in Bey's posts as a reference to her "Lion King" role and the cub/baby storyline within the movie. People, meanwhile, reported last week that Bey just rewore the emerald Lorraine Schwartz cuff she wore while cradling her bump at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, when she revealed she was pregnant with Blue Ivy.
Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz fined for swimming in a protected area in Italy after their wedding
Here's hoping newlyweds Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz had $7,000 worth of wiggle room in their wedding budget. The Blast reports that during the couple's visit to Capri, Italy, following their formal wedding ceremony last weekend, the bride, groom and wedding party went to check out the famous sea cave, the Blue Grotto, a sparkling blue and emerald cave that gets its magnificent color from the sunlight that hits the nearly 500-footdeep water. Swimming there is strictly forbidden, although swimmers are known to enter the cave after the park closes pretty regularly. That may be why Heidi and Tom decided to jump in. Unfortunately, they did not go unnoticed. According to The Blast, Germany's RTL News later reported the authorities learned the celebs had taken a dip and promptly fined them the equivalent of about $6,700. Though the two just celebrated their wedding with friends and family in Europe, they said "I do" secretly a few months ago.
Why Scott Disick hasn't proposed to Sofia Richie yet
When Scott Disick started dating Lionel Richie's much younger daughter, Sofia Richie, there was a widespread assumption it wouldn't last. Instead, the romance between the 36-year-old reality star and 20-year-old model has blossomed into something happy and seemingly permanent. That doesn't necessarily mean anyone should be on ring watch with the couple, though. "Scott feels like, 'Why change something if it is working? And Sofia is still, obviously, very young," an insider tells Us Weekly, adding that the two have discussed the possibility of a wedding someday, as have members of the Kardashian-Jenner family. Today, another source told Us last month, Scott and Sofia, "look at each other as life partners" instead. The bonds between Sofia and members of Scott's kids' family have strengthened, as well. This week, Sofia joined Kylie Jenner on a birthday trip to Italy. She's also said to be great with the kids Scott shares with Kourtney Kardashian, and gets along well with Kourtney now, too.
Tiffany Haddish shares the dating advice she got from John Mayer
In the wake of Who Bit Beyonce-Gate and her long tale about taking Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith on a swamp tour (not to mention, introducing the couple to the wonders of Groupon), it's good to see Tiffany Haddish is still getting material out of her off-screen encounters with other A-listers now that she's a bona fide star. During a chat with Stephen Colbert this week on "The Late Show," Tiffany announced she's learning how to pique a guy's interest from a man who has a slightly less than stellar track record when it comes to dating other famous folks. "John Mayer been giving me relationship advice," Tiiffany told Stephen at one point on the show (via ET). Playing along, the host conceded that John has, er, "had a few relationships," implying he'd know what (not) to do. "He said if there's somebody that I like that's in the eye of the public I should, when I'm doing interviews, say that I'm seeing that person," Tiffany explained. "And then the media will do a side-by-side of us and then the guy will see it and he'll be like, 'Oh she's kinda cute. I mean I'm not hooking up with her, but I could hook up with her.'" She continued, matter-of-factly: "The world would know that I like this person. I will know I like this person. Then it'll be in his subconscious and he will attract me to him. That's actual advice from John Mayer." Asked if she's dating anyone, Tiffany took her own advice via John. "I've been seeing #27 from the New York Yankees. Yes, I've been seeing him," she joked. "His name is Giancarlo Stanton. I've been seeing him." Stephen then dutifully had his producers flash a side-by-side composite image of the two. "I've been seeing him at baseball games," Tiffany said. I've been seeing him on Instagram. I've been seeing him on Twitter … I'm seeing him in my dreams a lot …"
Taylor Swift addresses whether she tried to buy back her masters from Big Machine before they were sold to Scooter Braun
We probably still don't have all the details about what went down between the time Taylor Swift left Big Machine Label Group and this June, when Scooter Braun closed a $300 million deal to buy the label. But Page Six suggests that in Taylor's new Vogue cover story, she seems to acknowledge she never tried to buy her masters back before they were sold as part of the company to Scooter. What we do know, thanks to Taylor's vocal reaction to the sale, is that the deal left Scooter with ownership of Taylor's back catalog masters, putting an awkward cap on what had apparently been a contentious relationship for years. In her new Vogue cover story, Taylor addresses her previously stated Tumblr claims Scooter had been "bullying" her for years through situations like his alleged orchestration of the feud between Taylor and Kim Kardashian West over Kanye West's comments about her in his song, "Famous." In her Tumblr response to the Big Machine sale, Taylor said she was "grossed" out by the fact so much of her original work now belongs to "someone who tried to dismantle" her musical legacy. Part of the controversy that followed involved whether was blindsided by the sale or knew about it in advance, as Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta claimed she did on his website. Taylor's post also implied she wanted the masters but was not given an opportunity to buy them back. A source told Page Six at the time she in fact was given "months" to buy them back but opted to "walk away" when she signed with Universal. "In the entire time of negotiations, she never once reached out about wanting her masters," said the source. Asked about the masters after the dust started to settle, Taylor, whose body Vogue says "slumps with a palpable heaviness" when the subject comes up, told Vogue: "It was either investing in my past or my and other artists' future. And I chose the future,"
Denise Richards has already talked about her 2004 Playboy cover with her teenage daughters
Denise Richards has nothing to hide from her kids –at least, not her eldest. She stopped by Dean McDermott's "Daddy Issues" podcast on Wednesday, Aug. 7, where she was asked about her December 2004 Playboy magazine cover and, more specifically, whether she'd talk to her daughters, Sam, 15, and Lola, 14, about the shoot. Turns out, she's already discussed it with the kids. "I'm honest with them," she said (via the Daily Mail). "They had heard that I was in Playboy. I didn't even think that they would know what that is because now kids can go on the internet and see all kinds of things, so [I had] to explain that." She added that they had most likely heard from another person, not from the web. "They don't Google [me]," she said. "I don't think they want to know certain things either. I wouldn't want to read certain things about my parents."
Dog the Bounty Hunter nearly gets played in scam
As Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman continues to mourn the death of his wife, Beth Chapman, he narrowly escaped being the victim of a cash scam. TMZ reports Dog and his literary agent figured out that a $430,000 offer to fly to Dubai to make a speech was fraudulent, but not before nearly accepting money that was sent to his office via FedEx , as well as a check. The website reports the initial query came to Dog's agent from someone purporting to work in the office of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Deputy Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates. It came with a contract that seemed valid, so they signed it. That's when things started looking off. The other signatories would not communicate by phone, for example. They would not operate with credit cards. And eventually, they discovered why they were being for access to Dog's account, supposedly to wire him money. Finally, they got out of the fake deal. According to TMZ, federal authorities believe the whole thing was akin to the Nigerian Prince asking for email bank transfers.
Adam Lambert reflects assumptions for queer artists about activism
Lots of "American Idol" alums have failed to hang onto their fame years after leaving the show. Adam Lambert's star, however, has continued to rise — and not without some major challenges along the way. In Billboard's "pride" edition, the singer recalls being one of very few queer stars when he first became popularity, and how being asked constantly about his sexuality was a little confusing. When the magazine suggests that "there's an assumption you'll also be a queer activist" "when you're a queer artist.," he says he remembers noticing that. And it seems to have added to the stress. "I was really overwhelmed in the very beginning. 'American Idol' was so fast. All of a sudden I was on magazine covers," he says. "I was dealing with the personal adjustment I had to make, and then on top of it, there was all this energy behind being the gay guy doing it. I knew I was comfortable saying, 'Yes, I'm gay.' But educating the masses? I didn't get into this business to be an educator. I just wanted to wear glitter and sing."
Hugh Jackman opens up about the pact that saved his marriage
If you could use a boost of positivity this week, look no further than smitten, 23-years-anc-counting husband and wife, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, and their secret to happiness, which Hugh shared with WHO magazine this week. "Before we had kids, Deb and I made a pretty simple but powerful choice to look each other in the eye at every crossroads in life," he revealed (via the Daily Mail). "Those crossroads are sometimes big, sometimes they're small, sometimes you don't even realize they're crossroads until you look back. But at those moments, we said we'd ask each other, 'Is this good or bad for our marriage?' Or, now that we've got kids, 'Is this good or bad for our family?' And as often as possible, we do the thing that is good for our family." Hugh, 50, and Deborrah-Lee, 63, met on the set of an Australian TV show called "Correlli" back in 1995 and were married the following year.
Why Naomi Watts doesn't diet
When it comes to dieting, Naomi Watts sticks with the old adage, "know thyself." As the stunning, 50-year-old "Luce" star explains in the new edition of Shape, she grew up eating healthily, so that's a built-in approach. At the same time, she knows enough about herself not to go too crazy with strict rules. "The minute I put myself in any kind of constraint with eating, I'll end up rebelling and not doing the right thing. So I allow myself room for naughty and nice," she says. "I grew up in the '70s, and my mom was a hippie in the day who baked her own bread and made vegetarian dishes. So that's my comfort food. Superhealthy. It's what I crave." In fact, she's taken the healthy thing one step further than her mom's approaxh. "When I was first trying to get pregnant, I cut out a lot of wheat, sugar, and dairy in my diet—and I remember drinking tons of wheatgrass juice," she says. "So I've tried to stay with that, but there's wiggle room. It doesn't mean I won't eat french fries. I'm done with wheatgrass juice, though. In fact, it may make me gag just thinking about it."