Newly engaged Jennifer Lopez says she 'always planned' to remarry
Jennifer Lopez has been down the marriage road three times before, but that didn't stop her from accepting fiancé Alex Rodriguez's recent proposal. "I always planned to get married again," she revealed after performing on the "Today" show on Monday, May 6. "I want to spend my life with somebody. I want to grow old with somebody. I think that's the goal, right? To find a partner to kinda walk through this crazy thing with." The "World of Dance" judge joked of her failed romances, adding, "trust me, I tried before," but knew she and Alex were a perfect match. "We just complement each other," she said. "He's super supportive. He allows me to be who I am. I want him to shine in the greatest way possible and to be his best self. And we just help each other be better people, in a way." Jennifer, who shares 11-year-old twins Max and Emme with her ex-husband, Marc Anthony, thinks she and Alex work because of their shared values and experiences. "We love our families. We're very similar, as well," she continued. "We grew up the same. We kinda both got in the public eye very young. We both had kind of our hard moments in the public eye, but at the same time, we keep coming back." Alex also has two kids from his first marriage, daughters Natasha, 14, and Ella, 11, and Jenny says he's great with their whole brood. "He's like the dad with the camera," she laughed of the former baseball pro, who often posts candid photos of their blended family on Instagram. Alex popped the question with a massive 16-carat sparkler during a couple's getaway to the Bahamas in March.
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'Empire' co-stars rallying to get Jussie Smollett back on set
Jussie Smollett's "Empire" co-stars reportedly want him back in the mix after being absolved from claims he staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself in Chicago earlier this year. On Monday, May 6, an insider told TMZ that some of the show's cast members, including Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, have been going to bat for Jussie with FOX execs in order to get him back on the roster full-time. Jussie was written out of the upcoming sixth season after his arrest, but his TV pals believe he deserves his spot back since his case was dismissed and all 16 felony charges were dropped by the State Attorney in March. Still, the drama isn't quite over for Jussie, who's now wrapped up in a civil lawsuit with the city over the extensive costs incurred to investigate the incident. Chicago's Police Superintendent slammed the attacks as a "publicity stunt."
Kim Kardashian West says 4th baby hasn't arrived despite reports
Kim Kardashian West sparked buzz that her fourth baby may have arrived when she shared a screenshot of a suggestive text from her hubby Kanye West on Monday, May 6. But before the Internet went completely wild, she shot down the rumors on Twitter. "Wait just saw news our baby boy came but that's not true!" Kim wrote. "It's Met Gala Monday, I'm in NYC. I would be at the hospital lol." The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star originally posted a message from her rapper beau praising their blessed life, which read, "This is your life / Married with four kids / Get people out of jail / Cover of Vogue / Go to church every week with your family / Dreams do come true." Though incorrect, some fans interpreted the wording to mean Kim's child, being carried by a surrogate, must have already arrived. But, the KKW Beauty founder actually gave the world a rough estimate of when her son should be coming during her CBD and meditation-themed shower on April 28. In explaining why she chose the zen theme, she announced to her guests, "because I'm freaking out and the baby is coming in, like, two weeks." In the meantime, at least we have the arrival of Prince Harry and Duchess Megan's royal baby boy to focus on until Kim's family expands again. She and Kanye currently share daughter North, 5, son Saint, 3, and baby girl Chicago, 1.
Meek Mill celebrates 32nd birthday with star-studded dinner party
Meek Mill celebrated his 32nd birthday with a star-studded private dinner party at Los Angeles hotspot Ysabel on Sunday, May 5. According to TMZ, the "All Eyes on You" rapper rented out the entire restaurant to host his celebrity guests, including Rick Ross, Future, YG, Ty Dolla $ign, DJ Mustard, Lil Yachty and Young Thug. "Five million dollars in whips out here," Meek said of his friends' expensive luxury cars lining the parking lot outside of the bash. "All facts," Future wrote on Instagram in response, adding, "Meek day." The birthday boy, who wore a white vest in memory of the late Nipsey Hussle, was feted with a lavish cake in the shape of a black-and-white fedora hat and blue tie atop a briefcase. Edible cigars and loose bills were strewn around the cake for decoration. After dinner, the crew continued celebrating at a nearby nightclub with bottle service and a special performance from Meek on the mic. Meek has been advocating for prison reform as of late, since receiving a harsh sentencing for violating his probation, doing wheelies on his motorbike back 2017. He's been out of jail for about a year now and clearly, appreciating his life outside of the criminal justice system.
Emma Roberts admits 'losing' fiancé Evan Peters was hard
Following her split from fiancé Evan Peters in March, Emma Roberts is admitting that dealing with the loss was far from easy. "I think that no matter who you are or what you do or wherever in the world you are, anything ending is hard," she revealed in the June issue of Cosmopolitan mag. "Losing something is hard." The now-exes met on set of the 2013 independent film "Adult World" and were an on-and-off item for seven long years before ultimately calling it quits. "I'm realizing that life is highs and lows. I'm trying to ride them out and live somewhere in the middle," Emma added. "When you're low, you think it's never going to end. When you're high, you're so scared of it ending. And I've lived in both of those places for too long." Despite having broken up and getting back together before, the "Scream Queens" star seems to finally be moving on from Evan for good. She's recently been romantically linked to "Tron: Legacy" hunk Garrett Hedlund, who insiders claim is perfect for a casual fling. "Emma is newly single and neither she nor Garrett are in the right headspace to be in a serious relationship," a source explained. "They're just having fun hanging out and hooking up."
Michelle Williams spotted at Kentucky Derby with ex Chad Johnson
Michelle Williams and Chad Johnson called off their engagement in December, but sparked serious reunion rumors after attending the Kentucky Derby festivities together on Saturday, May 4. "They are trying to work on things," a source told Page Six after the sighting. "They definitely came together." While the Destiny's Child singer wasn't wearing her engagement ring over the weekend, the insider insists that she and Chad are more than just friends. The alleged-couple was all smiles during the race and had fun mingling with celebrity guests, like Amerie and "Real Housewives of Atlanta" stars Nene Leakes and Cynthia Bailey. Michelle checked herself into a mental health facility for depression just a few months before announcing her breakup last year. "I guess I still remain single," she wrote on Instagram following the split. "Things didn't work out. Healing … needs to take place. I don't wanna destroy another relationship. Blessings to him, his family and ministry."
JWoww shares update on son Greyson's autism amid 3rd birthday
JWoww got candid about her son Greyson's autism with a touching Instagram post showcasing the strides he's made with the help of therapy ahead of his birthday. "Today you turn 3. This past year flew by so fast," she wrote on Sunday, May 5. "I had you start early intervention 2 days after your second birthday. You didn't know your name, you didn't know how to say mommy." The "Jersey Shore" star continued to highlight just how far Greyson has come developmentally, adding, "As you turn three, you know countless words, call me mommy 10394 times a day and your smile has grown 10x." JWoww, who also shares 4-year-old daughter Meilani with her ex-husband Roger Matthews, finished her post on a very emotional note: "To my perfect son, happy birthday… I'll continue to hold you every night until my last breath." The reality star filed for divorce from Roger last November, but already found love again with a much-younger professional wrestler named Zack Clayton Carpinello. She went public with the 24-year-old on social media in April.
'Bachelor' alum Whitney Bischoff Angel debuts baby boy on Instagram
"Bachelor" alum Whitney Bischoff Angel debuted her newborn son Hayes on Instagram following his birth on Saturday, May 4. The new mama shared a video holding her baby in the hospital, while her hubby Ricky Angel brought over a birthday cake to celebrate their new addition. "Happy birthday to Hayes Singleton Angel- the sweetest baby boy!" she captioned the sweet clip. "He definitely has his mom's Kentucky blood making his debut on Derby Day and his dad's great hair and mild temperament (for now )." Whitney, who won over Chris Soules on the 19th season of "The Bachelor," also explained why her child's birth was extra meaningful. "This Angel was truly heaven sent coming on the anniversary of my mom's passing," she continued. "No doubt he was hand delivered." The fertility nurse split with Chris soon after winning the romance reality show and met her now-hubby on a dating app. "As soon as I met Ricky, I knew," she told People mag. "I was in a very raw emotional state after my breakup. And I could be myself with him. I didn't feel like I needed to put on a facade. I felt back to normal. It was a very refreshing feeling." The new parents tied the knot in 2017.
Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and Kristin Kreuk's 'Smallville' reunion
Eight years after the finale of the hit TV show "Smallville," the cast got together for quite the epic reunion at Fan Expo Dallas on Sunday, May 5. In attendance were Tom Welling, who played Clark Kent on the Superman-style spinoff, Michael Rosenbaum, who starred as Lex Luther, and girl-next-door Kristin Kreuk — her Lana Lang character struck up romances with both Clark and Lex on the series. "Thanks Dallas," Michael captioned a selfie with the gang. "Your generosity blew us away." A week earlier, he noted that this would be the first time all three cast mates were together for a signing, making the occasion extra special. Kristin also took to social media before the event, posting a cheesy throwback photo of her co-stars posing for a promotional shoot. "Flashback!! In honor of Dallas," she captioned the picture. "The most nonsensical promo photo ever. These people are babies." Epic!
Norah O'Donnell leaving 'CBS This Morning' amid Gayle King drama
CBS is making some major changes to their anchor lineup following reports of behind-the-scenes drama in the newsroom. On Monday, May 6, the network announced that Norah O'Donnell will be leaving her co-anchoring spot on "CBS This Morning" with Gayle King to take over on "CBS Evening News" this summer, while John Dickerson is being relocated to "60 Minutes." Last week, Page Six reported that tensions were brewing between Norah and the other reporters, especially Gayle. "Norah is toxic," an insider said, adding that she's very difficult to work with. Gayle, who's currently the only anchor left on the morning show, addressed the changeup on the air and credited the new placements to ratings. "This is a business about ratings and when the ratings don't work, they make changes," she said. "And so they're making changes that they hope lead to better things." Despite rumors of a rift, Gayle and Norah claim there's actually "no beef" between them. "I know you have Oprah, but I want to thank you for being my work BFF," Norah joked later that day. Just yesterday, Gayle, who's been on a pedestal after her recent tell-all interview with R. Kelly, reportedly inked an $11 million deal to stay with the network.