Heidi Montag, Spencer Pratt reveal baby's gender
It's a boy! Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt announced their baby's gender in the new issue of UsWeekly, and Heidi, who said she was hoping to have a son first, couldn't be happier. "I ran into the room and said, 'It's the doctor's office!'" she recalled of telling Spencer about the moment they got the stork update. "The doctor said, 'It's a boy!' I started screaming." Asked why she wanted a boy instead of a girl first, she explained, "I hope to have a little girl one day, but for my first child, I really wanted a son. I'm hoping to God that we don't just have one, but if we do, I wanted a son. I thought it'd be a more natural bond for Spencer since he and his dad are so close. … I'm really excited for his personality and his little smile. I'm excited to take him to Disneyland and to see if he's into dinosaurs, Mickey Mouse or ballerinas — it can be anything. Maybe he'll be the best dancer!" Heidi added that her former "Hills" castmates Kristin Cavallari and Audrina Patridge have both called to congratulate her.
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Kelly Clarkson is clearing her schedule in the hopes 'American Idol' will offer her a judge spot
Buzz is growing louder around rumors ABC wants Kelly Clarkson to come on board "American Idol" as a judge — and according to TMZ, the singer is all about making it happen. Sources tell the website Kelly's team is clearing her schedule to accommodate the the show's filming so that if and when they make the offer, she'll be ready to roll. TMZ also says the show's producers have shown "serious interest" in grabbing Kelly, who won the first season of "Idol," for the next edition of the long-running series. Auditions this year will reportedly be held at Disney World and possibly Disneyland.
Fans think Calvin Harris' Katy Perry collaboration is a Taylor Swift dis
The Katy Perry-Taylor Swift drama is back and this time Taylor's ex Calvin Harris is involved. Calvin recently announced Katy is among the artists he's collaborating with on his new album. According to UsWeekly, Taylor's fans are pretty sure the collaboration represents a dig at Taylor, who seemed to spell out her feud with Katy in her "Bad Blood" video. "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not," Taylor once told Rolling Stone. Though she didn't shout-out Katy in the interview, most folks assumed that's who she was talking about. "She would come up to me at awards and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'" Taylor said at the time. "She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me. … So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it." Katy, meanwhile, once said she'd consider working with Taylor under one condition: "If she says sorry, sure!" Enter Calvin, who was peeved when Taylor admitted she helped write his song, "This Is What You Came For," last year. "I know you're off tour and you need someone new to try and bury like Katy ETC but I'm not that guy, sorry," he tweeted. The way Taylor's fans see it, the Katy move was one big shade from Calvin. "People are stupid if they think Calvin's collab with Katy is not bcs out of his pettiness towards Taylor like c'mon," one fan tweeted. "Sorry but yes. Katy is a rat & Calvin working with her after the things she did to Taylor through the years makes me respect him even less," wrote another. A third fan pointed out the in-fighting could help get the new song more attention: "Whether they hate Taylor or not, both Calvin and Katy know that by collaborating they'll attract more people bc of how they're related to TS." Taylor, meanwhile, has reportedly been working on a new album herself for the past few months.
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Kim Kardashian had to bribe North to get her to model clothing line
North West isn't even 4 and she already knows how to negotiate a deal. This week, Kim Kardashian west admitted on Snapchat she had to pay off her daughter to model some of the new clothes she's working on for The Kids Supply. "You guys, how cute is my little girl?" she asked in the clip (via the DailyMail). "I fully bribed her with this lollipop to wear this outfit." Earlier this year, Kim announced North had chosen the colors and fabric for some of the pieces as well.
Casper Smart on J-ROD: 'It's all respect and love'
As Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's romance heats up, she has the full support of her ex, Casper Smart. Speaking to TMZ this week, Casper called A-Rod an "an incredible player" and a "legend." When the reporter veered into not-so-vague J.Lo references to the former Yankee star's personal life, Casper dismissed a question about whether he harbored any jealousy around Jen's relationship. "It's all respect ad love," he said.
Duchess Kate showed 'surprising lack of vanity' at Vogue cover shoot
It's been a year since Duchess Kate made her Vogue cover debut, posing in her own clothes in a countryside setting for the cover of the magazine's British arm. In a piece marking the anniversary, former editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman wrote that while Kate did not seem "comfortable at the end of [the] lens," she made herself at home for the shoot, wearing her own casual clothing. "She didn't want to be dressed as a fashion plate and was not keen to be shot in gala gowns and tiaras," Alexandra recalled (via Celebitchy). She also didn't seem to care about a post-makeup mirror check. "Most of us would need constant reassurance, whereas she demonstrated none of these neuroses, which showed an admirable and surprising lack of vanity," Alexandra wrote. "[She] scarcely even [checked] herself in the mirror afterwards."
Glenn Close presents PSA about mental health at Town + Country's Philanthropy Summit
For many who suffer with mental health issues, the first step to recovery can be acknowledging something is wrong. Glenn Close came to understand that when a family member revealed she was struggling. Now, the actress is working to raise awareness about mental illness on a broader scale. At Town & Country's recent 2017 Philanthropy Summit in New York on Tuesday, May 9, Glenn presented a new, Ron Howard-directed PSA created in collaboration with Bring Change to Mind, the non-profit she cofounded in 2010 to "end the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness. "My sister Jessie came to me one day and said, 'You have to help me because I can't stop thinking about killing myself,' and it shocked me. I did not know the things that she was going through," Glenn recalled at the summit, according to Page Six. "She was properly diagnosed at 50 years old. We wanted our first PSA to be in an iconic public place, knowing … one in four people who walk through Grand Central station would be touched in some way by mental illness. The concept was that people wear a T-shirt with their disorder on it. My sister and my nephew wore 'bipolar disorder' and 'schizophrenia' on their chests in Grand Central with people looking at them for a whole day of shooting. She declared to the world that she was someone living with a mental illness, and that was the beginning." Other speakers and honorees at the Philanthropy Summit included John Legend, Zosia Mamet and members of Elizabeth Taylor's family.
Sarah Michelle Gellar: Postpartum depression is not a pre-existing condition
As Americans contemplate the new realities promised by the GOP Health Bill, Sarah Michelle Gellar is speaking out an issue that affects women and families everywhere. "Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you're prepared for," she wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, May 9. "I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for." She went on to assure followers dealing with postpartum depression that they're "not alone" and that "it really does get better." Before signing off, she urged fans and friends to get active about protecting coverage for the depression many women suffer after childbirth. "And if you believe that postpartum depression should be covered by healthcare, please take a moment and go to callmycongress.com today, find your rep's numbers and let them know," she said, adding the hashtag, "#NotAPreExistingCondition." The new bill allows insurance companies to consider postpartum depression, rape, domestic violence and caesarian sections pre-existing conditions.
Eva Longoria shares tips for a positive body image, talks wedding anniversary
Eva Longoria's no fan of the gym but she wants to stay healthy. "I don't enjoy working out. I like the way I feel after working out," she admits in the new issue of Health. And while she says she always crosses her fingers her trainer will bail on their appointments, she commits to her mix of running, yoga, Pilates, SoulCycle and weight training because she's seen problems arise when friends don't look after their bodies. "We do have a lot of pressure when people are telling us what we should look like. And I think you have to find your own truth," she says. "I don't feel like we should go by these rules and social constructs of society, where you have to be a certain size to be pretty. But I've had friends who don't work out or take care of themselves, and all of a sudden, there's a health issue." This week, Eva also spoke with ET about her upcoming first wedding anniversary with Jose Baston. "We're always like newlyweds," said Eva, who married Jose on May 21, 2016. "Some days we feel like we've been married for 40 years and other days we feel like we've been married for two seconds – just depends on the day!"
Celebs react to Comey being fired
Celebs jumped on Twitter this week to weigh in on news Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, the man investigating possible connections between the president's campaign and Russia's reported election meddling. "Au·toc·ra·cy ôˈtäkrəsē/," Alyssa Milano wrote (via EW), "noun a system of government by one person with absolute power." Jim Carrey was less subtle: "TRUMP FIRES COMEY! ABSOLUTE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE! ABSOLUTE EVIL! ?8^¥." But Kal Penn may deserve a prize for his "Mean Girls" riff: "Raise your hand if you have ever been personally victimized by Regina George," he tweeted.