New details about Kylie Jenner's pregnancy
Kylie Jenner couldn't be more determined to keep her pregnancy private — and she's not letting a little thing like Lamaze classes derail her plan. According to TMZ, Kylie's learning about Lamaze-focused breathing exercises, stretches, massages and position changes with an online course rather than going to work with a teacher in person. Meanwhile, her friend Jordyn Woods has taken over the birth coach role and has reportedly been picking up pregnancy and baby books to help Kylie prepare to become a mom. Jordyn's not the only one helping out, either. A source tells E! News Kylie's sisters, including her pregnant sister Khloe Kardashian, "are helping calm her fears and letting her know what to expect." Neither Kylie nor Travis Scott, who is assumed to be the baby-to-be's father, have spoken publicly about the pregnancy.
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Inside Matt Lauer's final days at NBC
A new report from the New York Post detailing the last days of Matt Lauer's tenure at the "Today" show reveals he initially denied having done anything questionable. Still, he seemed to know the end was coming. At the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, he reportedly told a coworker, "This is going to be my last parade." A source described him as looking "gray and tired," which might have been because by then, he'd been approached multiple times by his friend, NBC Chairman Andy Lack, as well as others, with questions about whether there was "anything we should know about." According to the Post, his go-to response was, "I am racking my brains, but I can't think of anything." Around the same time, the source says, it had become clear from phone calls to the show that Variety, the New York Times and the Enquirer were looking for information. Though there had been rumors Matt cheated on his wife, "Nobody knew what Matt was doing with the interns and junior producers," the source said. Shortly after Thanksgiving, however, Matt's first accuser spoke out, telling human resources she'd had a sexual relationship with Matt when they were at the Sochi Olympics in 2014 and that they had continued to sexual relations when they returned. "She was a very junior staff member at the time so there was a clear issue of balance of power," said the source. She produced what's been called "irrefutable evidence" and said Matt had "done this" to other women at work. A second source source believes the network moved as fast as it did to fire Matt because the first accuser had a lawyer who was likely to help her client speak to the press about what had happened. On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the first source says Matt was "his usual cocky, confident self" and "had no idea that this would turn out to be his last day on the show." Things started going south for him later that day, at which point he got a lawyer involved, who met with HR execs and NBC legal reps. When he was asked about what happened in Sochi "and other matters," the Post reports he denied having done anything wrong. "Matt was at first unapologetic, defending himself," said the source. "He claimed he'd had three consensual affairs in the 25 years at 'Today'" before becoming quieter and seeming to "accept that it didn't look good." That evening, a "furious" Andy went to Matt's apartment, told him his behavior had been "reprehensible" and fired him. Soon, more women came forward with stories including his alleged habit of locking office door door so he could have sex with women. "Matt is still feeling a lot of shame," said an insider "But he is angry because he certainly wasn't the only person in TV doing this, but he has taken the fall." A source close to the former anchor added, "He goes between sadness and acceptance of his fate, to disbelief how it all happened so quickly and how the situation was so out of his control."
Tom Cruise is still working with a broken ankle five months after fall
There's a reason most stars let stunt men and women do the dangerous stuff for them on movie sets, a fact Tom Cruise was made painfully aware of while filming "Mission Impossible 6" in August. At one point while jumping off the top of a building and slamming into a wall, he broke his ankle. Five months later, it's still broken, despite production having taken a break for nine weeks for Tom to heal. On the Friday, Jan. 25, edition of "The Graham Norton Show," Tom, who joined his costars Rebecca Ferguson and Henry Cavill on Graham's couch, recalled how the accident happened. "I was chasing Henry and was meant to hit the side of the wall and pull myself over but the mistake was my foot hitting the wall," he said, according to the Daily Mail. "I knew instantly my ankle was broken and I really didn't want to do it again so just got up and carried on with the take. I said, 'It's broken. That's a wrap. Take me to hospital.' And then everyone got on the phone and made their vacation arrangements,'" Tom told the show host as his costars chuckled. "It's still broken but I'm doing well. It's not fully healed but we are shooting and we have a release date so I just have to keep going," he added. "I spent eight to ten hours a day, seven days a week in rehab because we still have some major stunts to do." "Mission Impossible 6" hits theaters in July.
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Why Justin Bieber won't attend the Grammys
The 2018 Grammys will be Bieber-free. Despite his work on the Grammy-nominated track "Despacito," Justin Bieber is reportedly skipping the ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 28. According to TMZ, the Biebs is working on a new album and doesn't want to promote any music until he's ready to promote his own new work. Justin appeared on the remix of Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," featuring Daddy Yankee. The original track is up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.
Are NBC staffers unhappy Megyn Kelly is covering the State of the Union?
When Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 30, Megyn Kelly will be among the reporters covering the event for NBC — and the network's staffers are reportedly "horrified" by the situation. That's according to the Daily Mail, which reports employees are trying to avoid "working or appearing" with the controversial "Today" star. "Megyn announced publicly that she was done with [covering] politics," says a source. "No one knows what to talk with her about at the table for the coverage." NBC, meanwhile, has denied there is any bad blood among the staff about Megyn's role in the coverage. Another insider says, "not only is there zero truth to this, but everyone is genuinely excited to see her jump back into political coverage." The rest of the lineup for the night includes Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Tom Brokaw, all of whom, the Mail points out, Megyn has strong working relationships with.
Minka Kelly steps out with a mystery man after Jesse Williams split
Has Minka Kelly moved on from Jesse Williams with a new man? The Blast reports the "Friday Night Lights" alum stepped out for dinner at Crossroads in Malibu, California, on Thursday, Jan. 25 — the same day news of her split from Jesse broke, Although both she and her dinner date were dressed casually in jeans, they shared a close hug as Mink kissed him on the cheek before they parted ways. The actress was first linked to Jesse last spring.
Judge dismisses James Woods defamation case
James Woods is off the hook in a $3 million defamation lawsuit. The Blast reports he was sued in 2017 by a woman James incorrectly identified in a photo posted on Twitter. The image showed the woman giving a Nazi salute at a rally for Donald Trump. In his caption, the conservative actor suggested she was a plant, sent there by Bernie Sanders supporters. "So-called #Trump 'Nazi' is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?" he wrote in the caption. This week, a judge dismissed the entire case, noting that the question mark in the caption left the statement open to interpretation, meaning it was not defamatory.
Tia Mowry's husband is in charge of naming their baby
When Tia owry and Cory Hardrict's second child arrives, Cory will be the one who picks the name. Speaking to the New York Post this week, Tia explained, My husband named [our 6-year-old son] Cree, so he will be naming our baby girl." Although he hasn't made a decision yet, Tia said Cory is working with an idea he had on a flight. "He did say that while he was in the air flying, he saw some letters in the sky that he had seen with the clouds, and those letters were going to find a name," she revealed. "He felt it was just a very kind of spiritual moment for him, he says that he feels closer to God when he's in an airplane so I was like, 'OK, Cory.' So we have those letters in mind, so we'll see what happens."
Katy Perry stalker to be deported
Katy Perry no longer has to worry about her No. 1 creepy fan. Pawel Jurski was arrested in December in Miami after he tried to "bum rush the stage" at Katy's concert there. A resident of Poland, he told police "I will do whatever it takes to be with Katy Perry," according to TMZ. They proceeded to discover he'd attended at least six of her shows in 20 days. Each time, he tried to contact the singer. He also followed her to a restaurant in Chicago. This week, Pawel's plans to be with Katy took a hit: He was found guilty of felony aggravated stalking, misdemeanor loitering and resisting arrest and is set to be deported.
Casey Affleck won't present Best Actress award at the Oscars
Normally, the Best Actor winner at the Oscars is tasked with returning the following year to present the next Best Actress award. This year, Casey, who won for his role in "Manchester By the Sea," has withdrawn from the ceremony, according to Vulture, which reports sources say he didn't want to "be a distraction." The news comes amid a heightened climate of backlash against stars accused of sexual harassment. Casey was sued by two women in 2010. Both claimed he'd harassed them on the set of "I'm Still Here." Both cases were settled the same year.