Baby on board! Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are expecting baby No. 2 together, People magazine reported on Dec. 16. The couple already share daughter Lyla Maria, 16 months, and the Marvel star is also father to son Jack, 9, with ex-wife Anna Faris. The pregnancy news came just days after Chris gushed about his wife on Instagram on her 32nd birthday.
Kim Kardashian is one step closer to becoming a lawyer. On Dec. 13, the reality TV star and SKIMS founder announced that after failing the "baby bar" exam on three previous attempts, she's now passed. In a long Instagram announcement, the beauty mogul noted how proud she was that she passed the test, which is given to first-year law students who are not studying at State Bar-accredited schools. The test is notoriously hard to pass. "For anyone who doesn't know my law school journey, know this wasn't easy or handed to me. I failed this exam 3 times in 2 years, but I got back up each time and studied harder and tried again until I did it!!! (I did have COVID on the 3rd try w a 104 fever but I'm not making excuses)," she wrote. "I was told by top lawyers that this was a close to impossible journey and harder than the traditional law school route but it was my only option and it feels so so sooooo good to be here and on my way to achieving my goals." She went on to thank the attorneys she's apprenticed with since 2018 and others, including her late father, attorney Robert Kardashian, who she said "would be so proud" to see her progress. "Bottom line is don't ever give up even when you are holding on by a thread, you can do it!!!!!" Kim added.
Chris Noth has vehemently denied allegations that he sexually assaulted three women who came forward with troubling claims in mid-December. In a story published by The Hollywood Reporter on Dec. 16, one woman claimed that the "Sex and the City" actor raped her in 2004 when she was in his apartment. Another woman alleged to THR that she was assaulted in his apartment in 2015. On Dec. 17, the Daily Beast published a report featuring a third woman who alleged the star sexually assaulted her at the New York City restaurant where she worked in 2010 when she was 18. After the first two bombshell claims, Chris, who famously played Mr. Big on the HBO series and the reboot "And Just Like That…," said, "The accusations against me made by individuals I met years, even decades, ago are categorically false. These stories could've been from 30 years ago or 30 days ago — no always means no — that is a line I did not cross. The encounters were consensual. It's difficult not to question the timing of these stories coming out. I don't know for certain why they are surfacing now, but I do know this: I did not assault these women." After the report surfaced, fitness company Peloton pulled down a recent viral ad it did with Chris. And after the third allegation surfaced, a rep for the actor told People magazine, "The story is a complete fabrication, and the alleged accounts detailed throughout read like a piece of bad fiction. As Chris stated yesterday, he has and would never cross that line." Chris's agent, A3 Artists Agency, confirmed to People they dropped him as a client on Dec. 17.
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"Home Alone" star Devin Ratray was allegedly involved in a domestic incident with his girlfriend at an Oklahoma hotel that prompted a police response. Devin, who played Buzz McCallister in the beloved movie, allegedly got physical with his girlfriend during an argument in which he strangled her and put his hand over her mouth, she told police, according to a Dec. 13 TMZ report. In her police report, she says she bit Devin's hand while he used it to cover her face. He then allegedly punched her before she retreated to a stairwell. The girlfriend then retrieved her belongings, called police and waited for them to arrive. The couple split up and the girlfriend got a separate hotel room.
This week, "Million Dollar Listing: New York" star Tyler Whitman opened up about his 200-pound weight loss. In an essay published by Today.com on Dec. 10, the reality TV star recalled being at a Phish concert in December 2015 when he suddenly felt faint. "That year, I had hit rock bottom. It was the culmination of a lifetime of diets and the resulting shame when they didn't work. I was a successful real estate agent who was too ashamed to see my clients in person anymore," he wrote. Tyler said he tried every diet out there. In the end, he had gastric sleeve weight loss surgery. Between the surgery, regular exercise and a healthy diet, Tyler has kept the weight off. He now logs all of his food to keep himself accountable. "You know those before-and-after photos of people who have lost a lot of weight? Instead of before and after, I prefer to say past and present — because it's not as though the work is done," he wrote. "This transformation is something I have to show up for and do work for every day."
These are Bruce Springsteen's glory days! The Boss is a half billion dollars richer after selling the rights to his music catalog to Sony Music Entertainment, The New York Times reported on Dec. 16. The deal, said to be worth north of $500 million, would be the largest ever transaction for a single artist's catalog, the Times added. The deal reportedly includes Bruce's work as both an artist and a songwriter and gives Sony ownership of Bruce's 20 studio albums. After the deal was reported, Sony seemed to confirm the news, tweeting a picture of Bruce. "Everybody wants to have a home," a tweet alongside the image read. "@springsteen, we're elated to welcome you into ours."
Kim Cattrall seems to be sending messages about her absence from "Sex and the City" reboot, "And Just Like That…" Different media outlets noticed that Kim has been "liking" tweets about her refusal to join the new HBO Max show. She liked a tweet that said "Kim Cattrall not being in the SATC reboot" is a "pop culture news items" the writer was "over." Kim liked a tweet in which a fan praised her "for making choices that are right for you." She was also happy about a tweet that read, "Kim Cattrall didn't return to SATC because her scatting career is finally taking off."
Mehmet Oz's show is going off the air after 13 seasons. On Dec. 13, Sony announced that "The Dr. Oz Show" is coming to an end as the talk show host runs for a U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania. The show is being replaced by "The Good Dish," which is hosted by his daughter Daphne Oz. The decision came nearly two weeks after TV stations in New York City, Philadelphia and Cleveland said they would no longer broadcast the show because of the Federal Communications Commission's equal-time rules.
This one's gonna hurt! Tyler Perry was involved in a pretty nasty two-car accident on Dec. 15 after leaving the airport in Burbank, California. The two cars involved were a Honda Accord and Tyler's $200,000 Bentley SUV. According to TMZ, the movie mogul was driving to his Los Angeles-area home after landing at the airport. While en route, the Accord reportedly cut across three lanes of traffic and ended up right in Tyler's path. The writer-producer subsequently T-boned the car, smashing in the driver's side of the Honda. Both parties were unharmed, but repairing a $200,000 Bentley SUV can't feel good. The driver of the Honda reportedly admitted fault.
After more than two years together, Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid — the male model kid brother of supermodels Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid — have "split up." Deux Moi first reported the news on Dec. 14. The couple, the gossip site said, "have been known to break up/get back together/break up/get back together" and noted that "there is a chance they could currently be broken up." Deux Moi's confirmation came more than a week after a source told The U.S. Sun the pair had "floated the idea about putting the brakes on their romance … as traveling so much and being apart is proving tough." Added the alleged insider, "Their relationship is going through a crisis and appears to be on the rocks."