Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's baby name revealed
Dwayne Wade really is in paternity leave mode — and he has the body art to prove it. On Instagram on Thursday, Nov. 15, the Miami Heat star revealed the name of the daughter he and Gabrielle Union welcomed one week ago. Sharing a photo of black tattoos on each of his shoulders, he wrote, "#TBT Goes back to that one night in China when i decided to get my daughters name tattooed on me. Kaavia James Union Wade! #paternityleave," One tat features the newborn's first name written in simple cursive, while the second shows her middle name. Kaavia arrived via surrogate on Nov. 7. The name appears to be an alternate spelling of "Kavya," which Wikipedia defines as a style of literary writing used by poets or as the "completed literary work" itself.
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Travis Scott gives 'wife' Kylie Jenner and Stormi a shoutout from the stage
"My wife is over there." So said a seemingly smitten Travis Scott at one of his concerts this week as he gestured across the venue towards Kylie Jenner. The shoutout, caught on video by a fan and posted to Instagram, was followed by the proud dad telling the crowd his daughter, Stormi, was in the house, too (plus a joke about the 9-month-old having her own mosh pit for the show). Although Kylie and Travis have been calling each other "wifey" and "hubby" for at least a few months, the comment did little to quell rumors the couple could be engaged, if not married, which a slew of fans commented on after spotting the post. Back in October, a source close to the beauty mogul told People "Kylie is very happy with Travis, but they aren't married." Then again, there have been plenty of clues that Kylie, who's spent most of her 21 years in the spotlight, wants a little more normalcy and privacy in her personal life these days, from her decision to hide her pregnancy until after Stormi's birth to her low-key approach to sharing — or not sharing — details about her relationship with Travis. All of that could boil down to Stormi, too. "They are really good, normal parents," a source close to the couple recently told Us Weekly. "Even though they have flashy lives themselves, they are trying to bring Stormi up to be as normal as possible." Er, as normal as possible for a baby who's currently on the road with her parents while her dad promotes a No. 1 album and her mom expands her nearly billion-dollar beauty business with "Astroworld"-themed beauty merch. Should make for some pretty cool baby pictures either way …
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Does Nicki Minaj know Cardi B is on the new Meek Mill album?
Here we go again. It's only been two weeks since Nicki Minaj and Cardi B vowed to settle their feud and "focus on positive things" — instead, presumably, of focusing on things like the shoe Cardi threw at Nicki during New York Fashion Week — and we already have a contender that could spark the next round of trash talk between the two. Vulture noticed that a new profile on Nicki's ex, Meek Mill, from Vogue, ran this week with a behind-the-scenes video clip pegged to Meek's new album. Guess who's on it? (Hint: It's not Nicki.) At one point in the clip, an off-camera voice can be heard asking Meek to "play that song with you and Cardi from the top?" Oh, boy. Nicki and Meek were first linked in early 2015 after he appeared on her album, "Pinkprint;" they called it quits about two years later. Maybe Meek's criminal justice reform mission inspired him to play peace maker … or maybe Nicki's got a shoe heading in Cardi's direction. Guess we'll find out when the album drops on Nov. 30.
Viola Davis' juice cleanse story is the only one we need
Nothing cures a good juice cleanse like a trip to Mickey Dee's and a tall glass of vodka. Just ask Viola Davis, who shared the results of her experience attempting a 28-day juice cleanse with cast and crew members from her forthcoming film, "Windows," with Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show" this week. Explaining how the on-set makeup artist had suggested everyone give the cleanse a shot, Viola recalled that the rules did not allow consumption related "acts of aggression" like gulping or chewing. "We had to meditate every day, and do other stuff, and we couldn't eat. Well we could eat, but we couldn't chew, and we couldn't suck. So we had to sip all of our food, because sucking and chewing was an act of aggression, and it was about completing everything, and living in forgiveness," she said, according to People. When she told her husband, Julius Tennon about her cleanse, he seemed to have a feeling it wasn't going to work out. "I was like, 'Isn't this awesome. I want that! I want to release my anger!' My husband was like, 'Why the hell would you want to do something like that, V? I ain't never seen you miss a meal, I don't know how the hell you're going to do something dumb like that.' I said, 'Julius, this is going to be a game changer for me,'" she said. It … wasn't. "We had to do it for 28 days. I lasted for two days," Viola admitted. The actress ultimately caved because of a conversation with a relative (which … heard that.) "Let me tell you something. I was in the damn Jacuzzi one day and my niece called; she pissed me off so damn bad, I was like, 'Why the hell are you doing that? Blah blah blah.' Went upstairs, ate a hamburger. Went to the drive-thru at McDonald's. [On the diet I] couldn't drink alcohol — [I] went and had like a big thing of vodka with soda water," she said. "The next day, Kalaadevi [the makeup artist] was like, 'Now Viola, how is it all going?' I said, 'Kalaadevi, I don't have time for this. I need my anger. I got a chip on my shoulder. I've always had a chip on my shoulder, and it works for me because if I don't let this stuff out, I'm going to blow up.'" With two Oscar noms and one win under her belt, seems fair to say letting her feelings out is working just fine.
Kim Kardashian says she's 'a different person' after Paris robbery
One of the most high-profile robberies to take place in recent years was Kim Kardashian West's scary run-in with thieves in Paris who tied her up then stole $11 million worth of jewelry from the reality star in October 2016. At this week's Variety/Rolling Stone's Criminal Justice Reform Summit in Los Angeles, Kim sat down with Van Jones to reflect on the experience and how it changed her. "I never have a victim mentality. I'm not saying that if that's how you cope, that's not appropriate. I'm just saying for me personally, I have never taken that on," she said, according to Us Weekly. "I just try to really genuinely learn. And I feel like the way I was living my lifestyle, not that anyone should go through that, but, like, I learned so much from it that I'm OK with my experience. And I do believe it was meant to happen to me. I am a different person because of it." She admitted that being a mother gives her a different perspective on things, too, but said, "I think when your life is at stake over material items. All of that stuff goes out the door. None of it matters. My priorities completely changed. What's important to me changes, my whole life changed. I'm a better mom because of it. The things I will teach my kids." She added that her changed approach to material goods came in handy when she was forced to leave her home amid wildfires last week. "Even now, with the fires, when someone said 'you have an hour to evacuate,' I was like, 'Let's go. I don't need to have anything. Like I truly … I have photos on a hard drive, but I don't know if I would've been in a more frantic place had that not happen to me in the past," she said. "There was nothing material that I even cared to take. It changed me a lot."
Taylor Swift's boyfriend Joe Alwyn 'unconditionally supports her'
Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn are still going strong. The intensely private pair continue to keep their romance on the DL, avoiding being photographed together as much as possible and keeping strict rules about interview questions when it comes to their love life. As a couple, though, they're starting to seem built to last. "She finds Joe to be one of the coolest guys," a source tells Us Weekly. "He's extremely chill, laid-back and unconditionally supports her." That support seems to go both ways. After Joe joined Taylor for much of her Reputation tour, the singer was by her man's side when he premiered his latest film, "The Favourite," in New York City on Sept. 28. Speaking to British Vogue ahead of the premiere, Joe acknowledged his relationship with Taylor — then politely changed the subject when asked. "I'm aware people want to know about that side of things," he said at the time. "I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people, but I really prefer to talk about work." Taylor and Joe reportedly began dating back in May 2017.
Justin Bieber is tackling life's big questions — and the answer might not be music
A "season of self-discovery." That's how one People source described Justin Bieber's current focus, which, for a while now, has not been on music. Citing the singer's secret courthouse wedding with Hailey Baldwin and the honeymoon phase happiness that seems to have followed, the insider explained that Hailey "encourages him to do whatever he wants to do," which lately has involved plenty of trips to church and to his home province of Ontario, Canada, where he reportedly snapped up a $5 million mansion earlier this year. "It actually bugs him when people ask when he's going back to the studio or on tour," says the source. "He has worked for years, and the first time he takes a significant break, everyone's all, 'When's he coming back?' To Justin, those aren't just questions — those are demands. For years, everyone has tried to take a piece of him. Just let him be." Noted.
Jenna Dewan launches her first clothing line — and her 5-year-old daughter already has some demands
Jenna Dewan launched her first capsule collection for Danskin on Thursday, Nov. 15 — and she has some pretty cute help on the R&D front. "Everly had some cute ideas, one of them being glitter tights," Jenna told People of the 5-year-old daughter she shares with her ex, Channing Tatum. "My daughter is dying for some glitter tights," she added. In the meantime, it sounds like Everly has plenty of dance-focused style options, thanks to her love of leotards and tutus. "Sometimes for regular day she wants to put them on and run around town," Jenna admitted. "I'm of the mind as long as you're expressing yourself and you feel like wearing a tutu for the day, I'm fine with that. There's other battles, I'm not going to pick that battle, I want her to be her free-spirited self." The new collection, Jenna Dewan x Danskin, grew out of Jenna's longtime modeling relationship with the brand. As for the pieces, the "World of Dance" alum says she focused on apparel she could "wear to workout, wear to dance, and then transition to wear throughout the day."
Kelly Ripa introduces Ryan Seacrest at awards ceremony by roasting him
Kelly Ripa's well-documented sarcastic streak was in full effect when her "Live!" co-host accepted an a award at the Giants of Broadcasting and Electronic Arts ceremony in New York City on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Kelly, who's been known to take digs at her partner during their show, introduced the prolific TV and radio show host by joking that she didn't have much time to get Ryan onstage, since he'd squeezed the ceremony into his schedule during a commercial break for one of his many "afternoon gigs," according to InsideRadio.com. She also poked fun at his age, telling the crowd (via Page Six), "He's the youngest ever recipient of the Giants award. If Merv Griffin and Dick Clark had a baby — and Dinah Shore was the midwife — that would be Seacrest." Ryan didn't seem to mind. When he took over the mic, he thanked various folks in his orbit, then thanked his relatives "who couldn't be here because they think I'm over-exposed." Paula Zahn was also among the honorees.
Idris Elba's daughter named the next Golden Globes Ambassador
Congrats are in order for Idris Elba's daughter, Isan Elba. The 16-year-old will serve as the 2019 Golden Globes Ambassador — the title that recently replaced what used to be called Miss Golden Globe. Page Six reports Globes ambassadors are usually the child of a celeb whose duties involve helping with the presentation of awards and assisting with leading folks offstage. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's announcement comes on the heels of Idris being crowned People's Sexiest Man Alive for 2018.