Selena Gomez designs scar-covering swimsuit
For years, Selena Gomez counted her assistant-turned-bestie, Theresa Mingus, as an important part of her support system. Now, the singer — who recently endured a kidney transplant and battles with lupus-related depression and anxiety — is in support mode for Theresa. Ahead of the Thursday, May 2, launch of Theresa's first swimwear line, Selena designed three custom suits for the collection, according to People. Dubbed "Selena x Krahs Swim," the line is aimed at flattering every size and shape without being too pricey (they range from $39.99 to $69.99) Selena's items include a one-piece, a pair of high-waisted bottoms and a sexy, low-cut bikini top, according to People. She told the magazine she designed them in the hopes of creating something that could cover up the scar left by her transplant surgery. "I did have a really good time designing," she told People. "It was fun. The design I did, one of them, it was the high-waisted one with the belt. I've had a kidney transplant and I like bathing suits that kind of cover where that's been and make me feel comfortable." She continued: "Every woman wants to feel sexy. Every woman wants to feel confident and beautiful," Mingus tells Gomez during a video they filmed together. "I definitely want to have a variety of different pieces so everyone can wear them." Selena also took some time ahead of the launch to post about her friendship with Theresa. Sharing an old black and white photo of the two, the singer wrote, "I met Theresa 5 years ago. We worked together and became best friends. She has taught me how to see life in a fun, carefree and uplifting way. She has shown me how to be a strong and fearless woman. She is beautiful, kind and smart. I saw how capable she was of achieving her dreams. I wanted nothing more than to see her pursue them and soar. And here you are making it happen T. I love you and I am so proud of you."
Why Eva Longoria gave up trying to keep her son off social media
Santiago Baston has officially taken over Eva Longoria's social media. "It's no longer my Instagram," Eva joked while chatting with ET this week. "It's so funny because before he was born my husband and I said, 'We're not going to post too much. We're going to keep that life private.' And everyday I'm like, 'I have to post this! This is so cute!' Yeah, that totally went out the window." Eva's also looking forward to her first Mother's Day as a mom of honor on May 12, though she admits she doesn't need a holiday to be thankful for the little man she shares with her her hubby, Jose Baston. "My heart is filled every day," Eva gushed. "The joy of my son and kissing him and squeezing him and smelling him every single day. Mother's Day is everyday!" Father's Day sounds a bit trickier, given Eva's habit of keeping Santiago all to herself. "I don't share him very much. I hog him all the time," she joked. "I'm always traveling with him. I'm actually going to be in Cannes this year with him on Mother's Day, so he'll be with me and I'll be hogging him all to my self. That's my gift. Just to be able to spend time with him." Eva and Jose welcomed Santiago on June 19, 2018.
The Weeknd gives Bella Hadid a $72k watch
Most guys save their five-figure jewelry gift budgets for an engagement ring when they're in love. The Weeknd is clearly not most guys. In a recent post on Bella Hadid's Instagram Story, the model thanks her man for splurging and gifting her a diamond-covered Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch. The piece retails for $72,900, according to Page Six. "The most insane/beautiful thing u ever gave me, although it still comes second to ur luvvv," Bella captioned a shot of the 18-carat pink gold bling. It's also worth noting this is the same celeb-loved watch Jennifer Lopez gave Alex Rodriguez for Valentine's Day. Less than a month later, the two were engaged. Hmm …
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Oprah Winfrey reveals baby gift plans for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan
Let's hope Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry saved some serious room for books in their baby-to-be's nursery at Frogmore Cottage. Because Oprah Winfrey already has a baby gift plan in mind — and she's not known for going low-key, when it comes to presents. Speaking to "Access Hollywood" this week, Oprah, who attended Harry and Meghan's wedding, explained that she has "a standard gift that I do for people that I really care about." It seems the prince and former "Suits" star fall into that category, possibly in part because of the mental health project Oprah's been working with Harry on in recent months. As for the baby gift, she added: "So I don't know the baby's name or the baby's gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime!"
Carrie Underwood hasn't ruled out a third child: Report
Is there another baby on the horizon for Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher? According to Us Weekly, Carrie, who became a mother of two this year with the arrival of her second son, Jacob, hasn't ruled out trying to get pregnant again. Though she endured miscarriages prior to Jacob's birth, a source tells Us the singer "has always wanted a little girl." The insider adds that in the meantime, Carrie is basking in motherhood. "She attends school functions and sports games. She's a regular PTA mom," says the insider, adding that Carrie and Mike "balance each other out" so well that "Carrie tells her friends how lucky she is."
Mariah Carey celebrates '8 years of bliss' on her twins' birthday
"Dem babies" are now "Dem Kids." Mariah Carey shared a handful of photos of her twins, Monroe and Morrocan Cannon on their birthday on Tuesday, April 30, including one that showed the pair shortly after their birth, lying with their mama. "8 years of bliss 😍 Happy Birthday #DemKids 🎂 🎁 🎈🎉," she wrote alongside the pic, which came with a gallery of photos of the two in later years. "Can a brotha at least get some photo credit!!!" the twins' dad, Nick Cannon, joked in the comments, adding, "LOL Thanks for the most amazing gifts ever!!!" ET noticed Mariah's boyfriend, Bryan Tanaka, chimed in as well, commenting, "Happy Birthday to the coolest kids I know!!!" The twins reportedly celebrated their 8-year-old status with a party DJ'd by birthday boy, Roc.
Eva Marcille is expecting pregnant one year after welcoming her son
Eva Marcille's son, Michael just turned 1 — but he's already poised to become a big brother. Yep, the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and her husband, Michael Sterling, are expecting their third child. Eva, 34, confirmed the news this week to People. Said Michael: "I count it a great blessing to grow our family with the love of my life, Eva Marcille Sterling, and we look forward to welcoming another generation of hope into this world." Eva also has a daughter, 5-year-old Marley, whom she shares with her ex, Kevin McCall. Congrats!
Taylor Swift settles trademark infringement suit
A lawsuit over the use of the name "SwiftLife" has been settled by Taylor Swift and Patrick Lloyd Yves Bénot, who owns a computer store with the same moniker Taylor used on her app. The Blast reports the deal comes after Bénot filed suit against the singer in 2017 for allegedly infringing on his trademark of the name by launching her online platform, SwiftLife. Taylor countersued after Bénot's filing. The dispute was reportedly settled "voluntarily." "On behalf of and through his company, SwiftLife, Inc., Patrick Bénot has agreed to dismiss the case against Taylor Swift and all other defendants," a rep for the singer told The Blast this week. "No payment has been, or will be made, and because Mr. Bénot, through SwiftLife, Inc., has decided to dismiss the case, the Defendants have agreed to dismiss their counterclaims. Plaintiff will continue to use the "Swiftlife" trademark in Class 42, the computer and scientific services class."
Celine Dion on why she wept at a Valentino show
Celine Dion has spoken openly about her struggle coming to terms with the death of her husband, Renee Angelil. In fact, she remains so distraught about losing him, she couldn't help but weep when, during the Valentino Spring Couture show, they played a song the longtime couple included in the festivities when they tied the knot. "The first song was 'The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face,' which was part of my wedding. The music starts and this dream comes, a lady, a beautiful rose," Celine recalls in Elle's new cover story. "All you saw was her face in this amazing pink gown … It was so emotional; I was speechless. I didn't want to cry. I was worried Mr. Valentino was looking at my reaction. To be honest, it felt like I was making a scene, but I was overwhelmed." Which is not to say everything is still looking bleak for the singer. "Now I am discovering myself more and more. I am a woman assuming her own destiny, full of energy and in love with life. It's never too late to start. At 51, I have the sense that I am at my pinnacle!" she declares. She's also come to see she has to take a proactive role in her music, as in her personal life. "I had a great time when I recorded 20 years ago, but now I really feel like I can speak up," Celine says. "If I'm not part of my own project, what am I really doing here? Crying at Valentino and spending money on clothes?"
Chrissy Teigen heckled by anti-fur activist
Chrissy Teigen wasn't even wearing fur when she stopped by Cipriani Grand Central in New York City on Tuesday, April 30, for the City Harvest Gala. That fact did not stop an anti-fur activist from going after her, though. TMZ reports Rob Banks screamed at Chrissy in front of a huge crowd, calling her a "heartless murderer" and saying, "you should be ashamed of yourself for wearing real fur," among other hostile things. Chrissy didn't seem to flinch, though, sauntering inside the event with a smile on her face instead.