Katy Perry drops hints about her due date, possible new album
Now that the cat's out of the bag — or is that bump? — Katy Perry's ready to share more about her pregnancy. The singer revealed this week she and her fiance Orlando Bloom are expecting their first child together in the new video for her song, "Never Worn White," which features a clearly expectant Katy cradling her belly. She elaborated on the exciting news after the video was released in an Instagram Live post. "I am excited," Katold told fans in the clip (via Us Weekly). "We're excited and happy. It's probably the longest secret I've ever had to keep. I like to tell you guys everything, but I knew I would tell you in the best way, which was through a piece of music because that's how I speak to you. That's how we speak together with each other." Katy went on to hint that she and Orlando are expecting their new addition this summer, as well as a new album. "There's a lot that will be happening this summer," Katy said. "Not only will I be giving birth literally, but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for. So let's just call it a double whammy." As for her pregnancy? Katy sounds like she's acclimating, if still in a state of awe about how her body and cravings are changing. Explaining that she finds herself disgusted by red meat, she joked that she's been "eating the same burrito for weeks on end," hence the bottle of hot sauce she's got stowed away in her purse, Beyonce-style. Though she's been open in the past about her sometimes rocky relationship with her very strict, religious parents growing up, Katy added that she's always "felt like a mother." Katy and Orlando are reportedly considering getting married in Japan in June.
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Friends and costars honor Luke Perry on the anniversary of his death
On Wednesday, March 4, Luke Perry's friends, loved ones and colleagues marked the one-year anniversary of his death on social media. "Hard to believe it's been a year since losing Luke," the actor's former "Beverly Hills, 90210" costar wrote (via USAToday), sharing a photo of the two circa their time on the show. "Though time heals wounds, the pain of loss lasts forever. Miss you so much pal," Ian added. Jason Priestly paid tribute to his late friend with a throwback photo as well, writing: "I don't even have the words… miss you my brother… May you Rest In Peace." Molly Ringwald, who played the wife of Luke's "Riverdale" character, Fred Andrews, was also having trouble processing how much time had passed since Luke died. "I can't believe it's been a year since we lost this beautiful soul," she posted. "Your presence is felt and you are missed every day, my friend," she captioned the post. Luke died last March after suffering a massive stroke.
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Time honors Beyonce, Aretha Franklin and more celebs inits 100 Most Influential Women list
Honestly, when is the time not right to celebrate Beyonce? Don't answer that, because once again, we have reason to hail Queen B. Time magazine announced this week that in honor of International Women's Day and the centennial of women's suffrage, editors compiled a list of 100 of the world's Most Influential Women in history. And you can betcha Bey made the cut. The singer represents 2014 in the list, which traces 100 years of important women. That year, Time explains, was key for Beyonce because it was the year i which her surprise, eponymous visual album "dominated the [cultural] conversation," while the song, "Flawless" "explicitly claimed feminism for herself." Other celebs on the list include Madonna, Aretha Franklin and Sinead O'Connor.
Demi Lovato gets candid about recovery and jokes about her Rihanna crush
Demi Lovato stopped by "Ellen" this week, where she opened up about her recovery process from addiction and an eating disorder and told viewers it was "important" to her assure anyone who was listening that they can learn to deal with their demons in a more healthy way, just as she has. "Ultimately, I made the decision that got me to where I am today," Demi said (via E! News). "It was my actions that put me in the position that I'm in. I think it's important that I sit here on this stage and tell you at home, or you in the audience or you right here that if you do go through this, you yourself can get through it. You can get to the other side, and it may be bumpy, but you are a 10 out of 10. Don't forget it. As long as you take the responsibility, you can move past it and learn to love yourself the way you deserve to be loved." Later, Ellen DeGeneres lightened the mood a bit by asking Demi about a previous admission that she has a thing for Rihanna. "Look, I just wanna make out, OK?" Demi joked, staring into the camera as if Rihanna were on the other side. "I mean, we could do a song together too. Maybe we make out in the video. I don't know." In reality, she said she's not really looking for romance right now. "I was on dating apps for a while but as I've spent some time with myself over the past couple of months, I realized that, like, I am the type of person that will find any way to regulate when I'm sad or lonely or whatever," Demi explained. "I have to, like, fight those battles on my own and I can't let somebody come in and fix those issues for me," she added. "So, right now I'm single and spending my Saturday nights by myself. Laughing. Taking baths." Sounds like a great Saturday night to us!
Eva Mendes explains her M.O. on sharing photos of Ryan Gosling and their kids
When Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling were first linked romantically in 2011, after they shot "The Place Beyond the Pines" together, they breezily avoided confirming or denying their relationship for ages. It wasn't until they began expanding their family — the couple share two daughters — that they finally acknowledged they were partners. Still, a fan recently pressed Eva on why her man's picture rarely, if ever, pops up on Eva's social media, teasing, "wouldn't mind an appearance by Ryan on this page!" Eva responded to the fan, according to JustJared, explaining why she keeps her family out of her posts. "As far as Ryan, I'll only post flash backs of things that are already 'out there' (like pics from movies we did or stuff like that)," she wrote. "My man and kids are private. That's important to me so thanks for getting that. Have a beautiful day. Sending so much love!,"
Jennifer Lopez shares sizzling beach pics, video
Jennifer Lopez is getting some R&R in the wake of a busy awards season that ended with her Super Bowl Half Time Show performance with Shakira. On Wednesday, March 4, J.Lo shared a handful of selfies and a phone video from a beach in Miami, where she was lounging in a gorgeous, low-cut white halter swimsuit that ET reports came courtesy of Cami and Jax. After panning across her ripped back and shoulders to show off the suit's cutout bits on the back of her hips, Jennifer brought the camera back up to her face as she squinted briefly in the sun. "No one likes a shady beach… 🌤 📷@lacarba" she joked in the caption.
Why new evidence in Lori Loughlin's college admissions scandal could 'change everything'
More experts are weighing in to agree that things look pretty positive right now for Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli. The couple, whose college admission scandal case goes to trial in October, recently brought forward new evidence about the scandal's mastermind, Rick Singer. At the end of February, defense attorney Sean Berkowitz told the court he has proof the FBI ordered Singer to lie to parents about what the money they were giving him was being spent on. If that's true, it bolsters Lori's claim she didn't know the $500,000 she paid in the hopes of getting her daughters into USC was bribe money. (She and Mossimo pleaded not guilty and said they thought the cash was a "donation.") "This is a defense attorney's dream and a prosecutor's nightmare," criminal defense lawyer James J. Leonard Jr. (who is not affiliated with the case) tells People in this week's issue. "This changes everything." The new information was brought to light as part of a request to have the trial postponed. The request was denied, but a source tells People that's fine with Loughlin and her husband. "They are not upset that the date didn't get moved," says the insider. "Any new development that might challenge the prosecution's allegations is good for them." The trial is set to begin Oct. 5 in Boston.
Kacey Musgraves sells gently used stage clothing to benefit Nashville tornado relief efforts
Like so many other musicians, Kacey Musgraves is heartbroken about the devestation Nashville suffered this week as tornadoes tore through the city early in the morning on Tuesday, March 3. Speaking to fans on her Instagram Story after the tornadoes, she announced a closet sale she'd been planning to use to raise money for an urban forest preservation group would now benefit relief efforts in Nashville. She used the platform Stage To Closet, which sells celebs' performance pieces as a fundraising tool. "Heartbroken for East Nashville," the singer posted after hearing about the tornadoes, according to Rolling Stone. "I lived on this side of town (in this neighborhood until recently) for years. Many friends are severely affected. Thankful to be ok and thinking of those who aren't." At least 25 people were killed in the storms.
Joe Giudice gets a huge new tattoo in honor of his daughters
Joe Giudice showed off a huge new tattoo this week, telling Instagram followers he'd chosen a bald eagle as a reminder to the four daughters he shares with his ex, Teresa Giudice, of how much he loves them. "What you do for the kids you love (everything) #pact I want to have them with me forever ❤️❤️❤️❤️🦅 #eagle #courageovercomfort #loveconquers #familyfirst #familylove💟," Joe captioned a video from a tattoo parlor in Italy, where he's been living since he was deported in October. In another post, the former "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star addressed his eldest daughter, Gia, 19, directly. "This is it Gia hope you like it !" he posted. "I got this to symbolize that I will always be my girls [eagle] because it flies higher than any other [bird]. I want to give them strength to mount up with wings as eagles, they shall always run and not be spent. My girls will always be powerful and courageous women. I promise to look over you as strength and shield them from [harm] . Daddy loves you forever." Gia replied in the comments, "Love you dad hope you liked mine too xo."
Billy Porter to play Cinderella's 'genderless' Fairy Godmother in live-action film
"Magic has no gender." So said Hollywood's next "Cinderella" Fairy Godmother, Billy Porter, in a new interview this week with CBS. "It hit me when I was on set last week how profound it is that I am playing the fairy godmother, they call it Fab G," Billy marveled. "Magic has no gender. We are presenting this character as genderless, at least that's how I'm playing it and it's really powerful." The live-action project, due out in February 2021, also features Camila Cabello as Cinderella and Idina Menzel as the Evil Stepmother, according to BET. "This is a classic fairytale for a new generation. I think that the new generation is really ready," Billy continued. "The kids are ready. It's the grownups that are slowing stuff down."