Love at first sight?
Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande's romance may have taken off even faster than we realized. In a new feature for GQ's September edition, the "Saturday Night Live" star admits that as soon as he and Ariana met, he was ready to pop the question. "The day I met her, I was like, 'Hey, I'll marry you tomorrow,'" the 24-year-old tells the mag. "She was calling my bluff. I sent her a picture [of engagement rings]. I was like, 'Do you like any of these?' She was like, 'Those are my favorite ones,' and I was like, 'Sick.'" He didn't disappoint. Within a few weeks of dating Ariana, Pete proposed — and slipped $93,000 diamond ring on the singer's finger. As for when the two will tie the knot, Pete said they hadn't planned much in the way of dates yet. "The universe works in weird ways," he mused. "All I know is that I'm the luckiest guy in the world."
NASA names an asteroid after Aretha Franklin
As the world grappled with news of Aretha Franklin's death on Thursday, Aug. 16, social media filled up with moving tributes to the late Soul Queen. Among them was one from NASA , which has already named an asteroid near Mars after Aretha. "We're saddened by the loss of Aretha Franklin," reads a post on NASA's official Twitter account. "Asteroid 249516 Aretha, found by our NEOWISE mission and named after the singer to commemorate the #QueenOfSoul, will keep orbiting beyond Mars." The music legend died in her home in Detroit after a long battle with cancer. She was 76.
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Alyssa Milano defends controversial Netflix show, 'Insatiable'
On "Insatiable," a new and controversial dark comedy from Netflix, Alyssa Milano costars alongside the main character — an overweight, anxious and frequently bullied high school girl who ends up losing lots of weight. Much of the show's criticism has revolved around the seemingly mixed messages the script delivers about body image, weight and food, but to Alyssa, there's something to be said for talking about what those issues feel like and how they play out. Alyssa herself is no stranger to struggling with her internal thoughts and feelings, either. In a new interview with Us Weekly, the star admits she battles serious anxiety. "There was always the threat of someone finding out and being exposed. Because there's a stigma attached to mental illness and there's shame sometimes associated with anything that's perceived as different," she says. "Coming out, I felt such a sense of relief. A lot of [my character] Coralee's growth comes from acceptance of her past. She doesn't have to hide to show she's fabulous." She continues: "The show is really about the damage that happens from fat-shaming. It touches on how we have all felt that we are not enough. How do we fill that void? Some people get anxiety attacks, some eat. I'm a firm believer that these issues are better in the open." As for the online bullying Alyssa faces, she says she reacts by considering her critics' points of view. "I get a lot of trolls because I'm outspoken. It's hurtful — I'm not going to say it isn't. But I try to be empathetic and put myself in someone else's shoes," she says. "I was raised to not retaliate. It's probably why I have anxiety. I store so much. But I'm not causing anyone else pain and I feel good about that."
Cardi B, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande and Travis Scott to perform at MTV VMAs
Back in action! New mom Cardi B announced this week she'll return to the stage this fall to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards, which airs Monday, Aug. 20. According to Us Weekly, Cardi, who took time off to be with her new daughter Kulture, canceling a planned tour with Bruno Mars, is set to open the show. Following her performance, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, Travis Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Logic, Post Malone and Panic! at the Disco, among others, will also hit the stage. For Cardi, however, the night will be far from over once she's done with her performance. The "Bodak Yellow" rapper snagged 12 award nominations this year — the most nominations of any artist.
Justin Bieber welcomes a baby sister
Justin Bieber's not the only one in his family celebrating a major milestone. The newly engaged singer has welcomed a new baby sister! He shared a photo of his adorable sis on Thursday, Aug. 16, on Instagram, captioning it, "Meet the newest bieber, my little sister BAY BIEBER." Bay's mom and dad are Justin's father, Jeremy Bieber, and his wife, Chelsey Rebelo. The couple went public with Chelsey's pregnant in February shortly after their wedding. Congrats!
David Charvet is 'not focused on dating' yet
It's been more than six months since Brooke Burke and David Charvet called time on their marriage and David says everyone is handling the change well, including the two children the pair share. "We're all good," he assured Us Weekly on Wednesday, Aug. 15. The former "Baywatch" star also said he and his kids recently returned from a "beautiful" trip to St. Bart's. Looking ahead, he's mostly concerned with preparing his children for school as well as his career. Finding someone new, he noted, isn't in the cards right now. "I'm not focused on dating," he explained. "I'm kind of focusing a lot on work and my children and making sure that everybody's good. School's starting next week, so we're getting ready for that. I'm not as great with homework, but I'm really good with taking them to school and being there for them." David added that overall, "it's been an interesting year" for his family, "but a good one."
Joe Jonas celebrates his birthday with Sophie Turner and his parents
After a bank-depleting pre-birthday hang in Miami over the weekend, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner headed back to New York City to celebrate with Joe's friends and family. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the birthday boy and his fiancee caught up with Joe's parents and some pals at the old-school Italian spot, Emilio's Ballato, according to Page Six. During their meal, Josh Beckerman, the self-described "foodie magician," gave the group a 30-minute "magic mentalism comedy show." Said one onlooker: "They were mind-blown. Sophie screamed at times. [Josh] had the name of her guinea pig she had when she was younger written on a card in his wallet. She was amazed." Joe turned 29 on Wednesday.
Mark Wahlberg gets star treatment during pre-dawn workout
Turns out we have a certain New York City gym to thank for Mark Wahlberg's seemingly ageless ripped physique. A snitch tells Page Six Mark was given star treatment this week at Equinox Columbus Circle when he showed up for a workout before 4 a.m. (Shudder.) "They opened an hour early," said the source. "He arrived at 3:45 a.m. and was extremely gracious to the staff for coming in early. He was giving hugs and fist bumps all around."
How Selena Gomez's fans went overboard in defending her amid copycat controversy
Selena Gomez has said she frequently deletes Instagram from her phone because the negative comments get to her. Sometimes negativity plays out in less straightforward ways, though. When Selena released the video for "Back To You," critics accused her of copying the well-known work of Palestinian-Australian photographer Sarah Bahbah. Sarah mentioned the controversy on social media at one point. And as she recently recalled to Page Six, the reaction from Selena's fans was swift and nasty. "Her fans wrote damaging messages on my works, [which are] about the taboos around child sexual abuse," said Sarah, who is a survivor of such abuse herself. "I'm flattered if I was a source of inspiration. I just take it as a compliment," she added. Asked if she considered suing Selena, Sarah explained that legal action was "not a worthwhile investment for my mental health." In fact, she said she would "love to collaborate" with Selena directly sometime.
Carole Radziwill hit with rumors about a future on 'The View'
Is Carole Radziwill headed for a new gig on "The View?" Buzz around the "Real Housewives of New York City" alum's next project kicked in this month when she was spotted having a lunch meeting with someone described by Page Six as "a top ABC exec" near ABC headquarters in the Big Apple. Despite the rumors, insiders have since told Page Six the two were in fact "just catching up," as they happen to be old pals from Carole's stint working for Peter Jennings.