Cardi B and Offset open up about their blended family
When Cardi B married rapper Offset in September 2017, she became a stepmom to his daughter Kalea, 7, and sons Kody, 7, and Jordan, 12, and as Offset recently told Essence, she's a pro at the role. The couple — who now also share 3-year-old daughter Kulture and 7-month-old son Wave — open up in the magazine's May/June 2022 cover story about how they prioritize their blended family while juggling busy careers. "It's a blessing to be able to have them all together, and to have a wife who's open and treats them as if they're her kids," Offset says of his children with Cardi and from previous relationships. "It could be an issue, but I don't have to go through that, and that's beautiful." Cardi chimed in about being a stepmom, too. "I feel like sometimes people go into a relationship with a man or a woman who has kids with negativity — and I feel like people should embrace it, and love it. I love our family, and I wouldn't want it any other way," she said. "After we got married, that's when I first met his kids," the rapper added. "I always wanted them to love me, and they really do. They tell me that. I feel it, and I hope that we always have a great relationship." The rappers revealed the name of their newest addition — their son, Wave Set Cephus — earlier this week.
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Kim Kardashian gushes about 'fun, low-key' Pete Davidson dates on Staten Island
It's a world away from her family's Hidden Hills and Calabasas enclaves in Los Angeles, but Kim Kardashian says she's all about spending time with her boyfriend, Pete Davidson in his hometown of Staten Island, New York. "Staten Island is an amazing place," Kim, 41, told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on "Live!" on Friday, April 15. "We had so much fun going to Staten Island. I wanted to check it out. We take ferry rides everywhere. It's always been super low-key." The Hulu and "Saturday Night Live" stars were first spotted together in New York City's southernmost borough over there holidays. Since then, Kim's reportedly been back multiple times. "That is the fun part of it. We can just chill and be low-key, ride around and see all the fun hometown stuff and sneak in and out of places. Staten Island has surprisingly been so low-key for us," she said. Asked about the start of their romance, Kim said she "really didn't know much about" Pete, 28, before they hit it off and started dating. "I saw him a few times at events and stuff like that. And had conversations with him. And he always seems super nice," she recalled, adding that as she's "getting to know him," she now sees "he is really, truly the nicest human being."
Miley Cyrus confirms Maxx Morando dating rumors with steamy sidewalk kiss
Miley Cyrus hasn't spoken publicly about rumors she's dating Los Angeles drummer Maxx Morando, but the two seemed to confirm the buzz this week with a steamy sidewalk kiss. Photos published by E! News show the musical pair embracing in West Hollywood on Thursday, April 14. Miley, 29, was first linked to the 23-year-old rocker in November when they attended Gucci's Love Parade runway show together. The following month, Maxx reportedly joined Miley in Miami for the New Year's Eve show she hosted on NBC. "He was backstage with Miley and Pete at the New Year's Eve rehearsals and taping having a good time with them," said E!'s insider. "They were are all super friendly with one another and seemed to have a great night." The couple was also spotted vacationing together in Cabo San Lucas in February. While things are heating up in Miley's love life, her parents, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus, recently announced their separation after 28 years of marriage. In her divorce filing, Tish said they've actually been living apart for two years, according to TMZ.
Bob Odenkirk reflects on the 'beauty and love' he got 'from strangers' after heart attack
Bob Odenkirk's heart attack on the set of "Better Call Saul" last summer taught him something unexpected: Social media — and people, for that matter — can be pretty amazing after all. The actor stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Thursday, April 14, and took a moment to thank fans for their outpouring of support and concern after he was rushed to the hospital in July 2021. "It's still something I think about every day. I literally lay in bed at night listening to my heart and thinking about all the people who responded when they heard this happened, and just every chance I get, I want to say thank you to everyone," he said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joking that he always assumed social media was "a place of poison and evil," Bob explained that his perspective has changed. "Then this moment was just beauty and love from strangers. And I don't really have it figured out yet except that it felt so d*** good and still does. People aren't as bad as I thought they were," he quipped. Asked about his return to work to finish shooting Season 6 of the show, Bob admitted he doesn't remember the heart attack or the week that followed. "We shot half the scene, and then I died, and then five weeks later, we came back to shoot the other half of the scene," he joked. "And I had to watch it because I don't have any memory of this incident or the next eight days." The final season of "Better Call Saul" airs Monday, April 18.
Wendy Williams is 'enjoying life again,' 'ready to get back to work' after health and financial struggles
After spending much of the past year battling health issues, Wendy Williams looked "vibrant" and sounded "confident" while dining at New York City's Fresco by Scotto this week with financial expert Baruch Shemtov, Page Six reported on Thursday, April 15. "Wendy was talking to Baruch about her situation with Wells Fargo and she confidently said 'I'm getting my money back very soon,'" an onlooker told the tab. Wendy, 57, has been at war with Wells Fargo to regain control of her accounts after the bank froze them in February and told her she needs a guardian to access her assets. That same month, Debmar-Mercury, the production company behind "The Wendy Williams Show," announced the daytime talk staple will be replaced by "Sherri," hosted by Sherri Shepherd, due to Wendy's health problems. The company said execs "hope to be able to work with Wendy again" in the statement. And according to one Page Six source, Wendy's "ready to get back to work." Said the insider: "When you hear her talk… anyone who's known her for years, knows they're getting a Wendy who's ready to work. She's really in good form." Though she was wheelchair-bound at one point after testing positive for COVID-19 while dealing with Graves disease, she looked "great" and was walking on her own without issue at dinner this week, a spy told the outlet. "She's planting her roots back in New York and you'll see a lot more of her. She's very comfortable, and is enjoying life again," said a source. "She took some time off and now she's 'out with the old and in with the new.' It's like a rebirth."
Gilbert Gottfried laid to rest at comic-packed memorial
Jeff Ross, Mario Cantone, Dave Attell and the late Bob Saget's immediate family were among the many stars who gathered in Westchester, New York, on Thursday, April 14, to say goodbye Gilbert Gottfried as he was laid to rest. The comic died on Tuesday at age 67 after a long battle with a rare, genetic disorder. (His cause of death was listed as ventricular tachycardia due to myotonic dystrophy type II.) Gilbert's close friend, comedian Jeff Ross, delivered the eulogy at what he described to People as a an "absolutely perfect" and "joke-filled" memorial that "Gilbert would have loved" "It was cathartic but there was also a sense of relief," Jeff told the outlet. "As I said at the funeral, Gilbert had been sick, he was tired, and he had perfect timing. He knew it was his time to get off the stage." In the eulogy, Jeff marveled at at "The Aristocrats" star's 50 years of work "in show business," and noted that he was scheduled to perform the week before he died. Family and friends including Sarah Silverman reportedly planned to sit shiva for Gilbert later that evening. The comic is survived by his wife, Dara, and their children, Lily, 14, and Max, 12.
Marc Maron reveals what helped him navigate grief after Lynn Shelton's sudden death
For Marc Maron, going public with his grief over the sudden death of his partner, director Lynn Shelton, has helped him navigate those feelings. Lynn — a who directed episodes of "Little Fires Everywhere," "The Morning Show" and "GLOW," among many others — died of an undiagnosed form of leukemia at age 54 in March 2020. "I was grieving somebody that I was in love with, but also the loss of possibilities of a life that didn't happen for us," Marc, 58, recently told People. He and Lynn had been working on a project together when she died. After it happened, the podcaster and actor said he was in "a state of shock," but still tackled her death on his show two days later, replaying his 2015 interview with Lynn. "My producer was like, 'Look, man, we can take time off,' And I'm like, 'It might be important for me to be honest with my feelings right now.' I set it up in the place that I was in. And it was gnarly and horrible and hard," he said. While "the grief still comes and goes" for Marc — "I think about it every day, really," he said — he found opening up publicly was beneficial. "Nothing's going to make it really easier, but if you have people to talk about other things with and just be present for your sadness, that's helpful. A lot of people showed up for me. It was very beautiful how much love I got around that from the community," Marc said. "I don't know, ultimately, if there's a right or wrong to it, but I think being public with it and putting it out there for people was good for me," he added. "Judging by a lot of feedback, it resonated with people because those kind of feelings are unmanageable and erratic and not consolable. And everybody's going to deal with it at some point."
Olivia Munn says she's battling post-partum hair loss
Olivia Munn's still having a bumpy postpartum experience after welcoming her first child with John Mulaney. On Thursday, April 14, she shared new photos of herself with the couple's 4-month-old son, Malcolm, on Instagram. When one user joked, "Can I just have your hair for one day please," Olivia, 41, revealed that despite how great her long dark locks look, she's been suffering hair loss. "Ummm, it's falling out in clumps post-partum," she replied. "I'll let you have it once I can grow it back and give it to you in better condition." The actress has previously opened up about the "horrible" post-partum anxiety she's experienced as well as her difficulties with breastfeeding since Malcolm was born in November 2021. John, who completed a rehab stint for substance abuse in 2020, has also spoken candidly with fans and press about his mental health, telling a "Saturday Night Live" audience in February that after "a complicated year … life is a lot better and happier now." John, 39, filed for divorce from his wife, Anne Marie Tendler, in 2021. He began dating Olivia the same year.