The build up had lasted weeks, or months, even. But on June 6, George Clooney and Amal Clooney's twins finally arrived! The couple welcomed a boy and a girl. "This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days," the new parents announced in a statement. The twins were born in London, where they will also reportedly be raised, at least for now. George's father, journalist Nick Clooney, told the FOX affiliate in Cincinnati that after speaking with the new parents via video chat shortly after the birth, George's mom, Nina, "swears [the twins] have George's nose." Nick also revealed that both children have dark hair.
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The internet was sent into a tizzy early in the week after Halle Berry showed up at the 16th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles on June 3. The news wasn't about the fact that she was there, but about how she was posing: She was smiling and cradling her stomach. Reports immediately speculated that she was pregnant with her third baby. Sorry to disappoint: Her rep denied that the actress is expecting, and Halle herself said it was all just a food baby. "Can a girl have some steak and fries??," she asked on Instagram while sharing a sexy image of herself in bed.
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One Love Manchester concert raises millions
Love and resilience won on June 4. Two weeks after a terrorist attack at her concert in Manchester, England, Ariana Grande returned to the British city to host a star-studded benefit concert with her friends, with proceeds going to help those affected by the attack. The concert raised more than $13 million for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund. In addition to Ariana, performers included Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Liam Gallagher and Pharrell Williams. "I love you guys so much, and I think the kind of love and unity you're displaying is the medicine the world needs right now," Ariana told the crowd of 50,000. All and all, it was a rousing success. Ariana also sported some interesting jewelry at the concert, leading to speculation that she and rapper Mac Miller could be engaged.
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Another celeb burglary victim
Like many others in Hollywood over the past few months, David Spade was on the wrong end of a burglary. Spade wasn't home when thieves made off with a safe inside his home last week, TMZ reported on June 6. About $80,000 worth of cash and jewelry was stolen, including a wedding band that belonged to David's mom. A security system was in place, but somehow the crooks disarmed it.
To steal a line from Vince Vaughn in "Swingers," Mischa Barton's new man is so money! The actress is dating an Australian model named James Abercrombie, who happens to be the heir to a $574 million fortune, according to reports. The couple has been dating for several weeks. The director of James' modeling agency told Daily Mail Australia, "James met Mischa at a party in Los Angeles just on a month ago. They then headed off on a small trip to France. He is now back in Los Angeles and they are spending a lot of time together." Cha-ching!
Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, was put in the hot seat this week after a woman he previously dated claimed he's continued to contact her since getting together with J.Lo. However, there are reports that this is nothing more than extortion by a scorned ex. The National Enquirer (so, take it with a grain of salt) reported that a woman named Lauren Hunter has had a steamy affair with A-Rod for the past five years and claimed he's cheated on Jennifer — and also revealed some of the baseball great's wilder sexual preferences. TMZ reported that a woman was trying to shake down the former Yankees star for $600,000. E! News reported that the ex has threatened to reveal incriminating text messages from Alex if he doesn't pay up. While most believe that texts between Alex and Lauren do exist, most also believe that the texts pre-date his romance with J.Lo.
Surprise! Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin have secretly tied the knot, it was reported on June 7. The small, intimate ceremony went down on June 2 — Morena's 38th birthday — at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. The "Gotham" co-stars are parents to a 15-month-old daughter, Frances Laiz Setta Schenkkan, and Morena has a 3 -year-old son, Julius Chick, from a previous marriage.
Jaime Pressly got the surprise of a lifetime when she learned that she was pregnant with twin boys! She announced the news on Instagram on June 7. "Big news for our family! Dezi's going to be a big brother, times 2!" she captioned a photo of herself holding up an at-home pregnancy test that read "pregnant." She told People magazine that she and her longtime boyfriend, Hamzi Hijazi, were floored by the news. "Twins don't run on either side of our families so we were completely shocked. This wasn't IVF or anything like that. It was just a shock, and I'm like, 'Doctor, that's impossible!'" Jaime has a 10-year-old son, Dezi James, with ex Eric Calvo.
There are times when forking over $30,000 a month is a blessing. Just ask Mary J. Blige. A judge has ordered the singer to pay her estranged husband $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support. That's a huge win for the R&B legend, as her ex, Martin "Kendu" Isaacs, had requested she pay him $129,319 per month in spousal support. A court decided that Martin's number was fairly outlandish, but said he was entitled to a good chunk of money considering the lifestyle he had grown accustomed to living during his 12-year marriage to Mary J. Let's be real — it's hard to feel sorry for Martin when he's pulling in $30,000 a month… a month!
Maybe Jessica Alba's company wasn't so honest after all. The actress' business, The Honest Company, settled a class action lawsuit in which it will pay out $1.55 million for allegedly misleading customers. The company claimed that its soaps and cleaning products didn't contain a chemical called sodium lauryl sulfate, when, in fact, they did. The Honest Company said customers who felt duped can apply for a refund or credit via the company's website. TMZ reported that Honest will change its marketing and has already reformulated products that contained the chemical.