More stork news for Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West?
The Kardashian-Jenner family's baby boom may not be over be quite yet. On the heels of the birth of Kylie Jenner's daughter, Stormi, Khloe Kardashian's daughter, True, and Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West's daughter, Chicago, multiple insiders are saying Kim and Kanye are starting to plan for a fourth — and likely, final — child. "[They] have one last embryo left," one source tells Us Weekly. The embryo is reportedly male, and according to a second source, Kimye plan to begin the process with a gestational carrier "soon." Chicago West, 7 months, was also born via gestational carrier — an approach Kim and Kanye opted for she developed two dangerous conditions, preeclampsia and placenta accreta, while pregnant with 5-year-old North West and their middle child, 2-year-old Saint West. In April, Kim acknowledged she didn't think she "could handle more than" four kids, but said she did want a big family. "My time is spread really thin. And I think it's important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids," she said at the time.
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Bethenny Frankel had hope for a future with Dennis Shields: Report
Though he was often described as her "on-off boyfriend" or simply as a friend, Dennis Shields was someone Bethenny Frankel assumed would be by her side forever. His death from of a reported prescription pill overdose this month has understandably "devastated" the Skinnygirl founder, according to a source close to her. "She lost her best friend, her partner. He was her family," the source tells Us Weekly. "The only thing she can do is pick herself up and live her life." Dennis and Bethenny first dated after she split from Jason Hoppy, whom she's still battling over the custody of their daughter, Bryn. Bethenny and Dennis had been friends for many years before that and during their relationship, she told Us he was "exceptionally brilliant and funny," adding, "I'm so happy." As they continued their romance, which occasionally came and went, "he proposed to her many times, but never with a ring," the source says. In April, that changed when he gave her the sparkler — presumably the one she was seen wearing in court with her ex recently. "She didn't say yes, but she also didn't say no," the insider explains. "She told him they first had to overcome some issues." Another friend, however, told Page Six that Bethenny had said shortly before Dennis' death, "I love him, but I could never marry him."
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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner share a sweet, public kiss amid new Nicki Minaj shade
If the shade bombs Nicki Minaj keeps hurling in Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner's direction are getting the couple down, they sure are doing a good job of hiding it. The day after the MTV Video Music Awards, Travis was spotted planting a wet one on his all white-clad girlfriend as the two enjoyed an extra day in New York City. Nicki's initial Travis dis came on Twitter when she said her album, "Queen," would have debuted on the Billboard charts at No. 1 instead of No. 2 had Travis not capitalized on Kylie's fame to get "Astroland" heard. Then, the same day Travis and Kylie were spotted smooching, Nicki accused Travis of using unfair methods to get album sales when he paired march and concert tickets with the album downloads. "What we're not gonna do is have that auto-tune man selling f—ing sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums, because he f—ing didn't," she declared on Queen Radio on Apple Music's Beats 1 (via E! News). "You got your f—ing homeboy talking for you," she added, seeming to reference Drake, "and you got your girlfriend selling tour passes. Stop it. Knock it the f— off."
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Nicki Minaj postpones tour after rumored ticket sales problems
Nicki Minaj's "Queen" project may have gotten caught in some kind of Mercury retrograde situation. After the album came out Aug. 10 instead of its original June 15 release date, Live Nation announced this week that Nicki "has decided to reevaluate elements of production on the NickiHndrxx Tour," according to E! News. "The outing will now kick off in Europe this coming February as planned. Nicki has decided to contribute more time to rehearsal ahead of the tour's launch to make certain her fans get the absolute best quality show that they deserve." In a Twitter video on Wednesday, Aug. 22, Nicki said Future will still be on the European dates, which will come first in February 2019. The U.S. and Canada leg of the tour is now slated to kick off in May 2019, she said. "Because of that, with Future's schedule, I may have to take another co-headliner, or I may just do it like I did with the Pinkprint Tour, and it wouldn't be like a co-headliner; I probably would just have like three or four opening acts," she explained. "I still am going to do Australia in January, and this is all happening because I pushed my album back two months, and I just finished writing and recording literally hours before the album came out. So, now I just simply don't have the time to rehearse and be on the road in time to give you guys the level of a show I need to give. Jamie King and I are working tirelessly to give you guys the best show of my life, and I really apologize, but it'll be worth it." The announcement followed an unconfirmed report from Page Six in which a Live Nation source said Nicki was facing major tickets sales issues. "Nicki's tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist. These are big arenas with up to 20,000 capacities," said the source. "Sales for opening night in Baltimore is 2,000 tickets. L.A. is 3,400, New Orleans 1,000, Denver 1,300, Chicago 3,900. Even her hometown Brooklyn is only 5,050." The insider did not elaborate on whether any of the alleged box office problems were tied to the feud she and Cardi B seem to have waged on one another.
Taylor Swift's Reputation Tour sets new record for highest-grossing tour by a woman
Taylor Swift just broke her own record. Three years after she raked in a record-setting $181.5 million domestically in 2015 for her 1989 World Tour, Billboard reports the singer has snagged $191.1 million domestically (plus $11.1 million more from her Canada dates) for her Reputation Stadium Tour, making it the highest-grossing U.S. tour by a woman. The figures exclude residencies, but it's still a serious accomplishment, particularly given how fast the money added up. At this point, Billboard reports she's averaging more than $7 million per show and she still has some dates left. Worldwide, the Reputation Tour has brought in $250.7 million.
Bella Thorne was inside home during attempted break-in
A would-be burglar tried to break into Bella Thorne's San Fernando Valley home around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21, while she was in the house. That's according to TMZ, which notes Bella's such a heavy duty Instagram user one would think the perpetrator would have waited until she posted from somewhere outside the home to try to break in. Anyway, the person reportedly broke a window, sparking Bella to run out and see what the noise had been. Her appearance reportedly scared the person off. After she called police, they made it to her property but found no one. Bella's scare comes on the heels of a break-in at John Mayer's home that cost him six figures worth of watches and other items.
Ed Sheeran reportedly plans to request Marvin Gaye lawsuit be dismissed
Ed Sheehan is sticking to his claim that the folks who filed a $100 million intellectual copyright lawsuit against him have no legal leg to stand on. In a new report, The Blast says Ed filed documents in response to Structured Asset Sales regarding its claim that his song, "Thinking Out Loud" ripped off the bass line, backing chorus, tempo, looping, melody and rhythms" from "Let's Get it On," by Marvin Gaye. "[It] is not actually similar to ['Let's Get It On']," Ed says decisively. He reportedly plans to file a request that the whole suit be dismissed.
Idris Elba gives the final word on whether he's playing James Bond next
Get your sad-face Emojis ready: We have bad news about the future of James Bond. Turns out that despite a seemingly endless storm of rumors that Idris Elba was set to play the next 007 agent, he has no plans to join the franchise. According to JustJared. Idris was recently stopped by a "Good Morning Britain" reporter when he had a martini in his hand. In an attempt to get to the bottom of Idris' previously coy remarks about whether he was taking over for Daniel Craig in the series, the reporter wondered aloud if Idris, like James Bond, took his martinis "shaken, not stirred." "Stir fried, actually," Idris teased. The reporter then asked head on if the star was Bond-bound. Said Idris: "No." Sigh.
Will Kourtney Kardashian bail on the Kardashian-Jenner clan for the holidays?
Kris Jenner's holiday celebration is generally an all-out throw-down of a party, with all of her daughters, their significant others and their kids involved. This year might be different though, and not just because of the new family additions Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian West have welcomed since last December. In a clip from the next episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" excerpted on E! News, Kendall Jenner tells Khloe and Kim that their sister, Kourtney Kardashian said "she's going out of town with the kids for the holidays. Adds Kendall: "I thought that was weird, but I tried to convince her out of it a little bit." Kim, who's been fighting with her eldest sister in the current storyline of the show, later says she wonders if leaving town is a "cry for help." Says Khloe: "I just think, given everything that's gone on, the last thing we need is separation like this. The divide is gonna get worse and worse the more time that we just ignore what's really going on." Kim, however, sounds less patient. "She drives me so crazy," Kim says. "I just don't even know what to do."
Iggy Azalea says she and Tyga share a 'platonic creative energy'
Yes, Iggy Azalea and Tyga are pals — but other than sharing music ideas, that's where it stops. During Iggy's BUILD Series interview in New York City this week, Iggy explained how she and Tyga had been tight for a while but never managed to collaborate on a project before recording "Kream" together. "He's just always been a reoccurring person in my life and we always have this creative energy, where we play each other songs and give each other opinions. It always seemed like we were meant to collaborate and we just hadn't," she said, according to JustJared. "He kept telling people that I know that he had a song idea for me and him and I was like… uh he's lying. No he doesn't. He just wants to be around me," Iggy continued. "But he really did have a song idea! We have a great time together. I really enjoyed our vibe in the studio. We stayed in there enough [time] that people thought we had some sort of romance going on. I hope do to more collaborations with him. I think we work and our energies and sound kind of work, it's a platonic chemistry."