New details about all those Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton engagement rumors
If it ain't broke …? Despite the repeated marriage rumors that keep circling around Gwen Stefani and her boyfriend of nearly three years, Blake Shelton, the two remain happily unmarried and very much in love. Gwen, who turned 49 on Wednesday, Oct, 3, has admitted to Ellen DeGeneres that she thinks about marrying Blake "all the time," while Blake has said casually, "the more time that goes by, I guess you'd be getting close to" a wedding. But according to E! News, since everything's coming up roses for the singers, they're just fine maintaining their happy romance as it stands. "There is no reason for them to rush into a marriage so they aren't," a source told ET earlier this year. "Both of them are happy and content with where their relationship is right now." In a June interview with Willie Geist, Blake also said he and Gwen both wondered if it was more than coincidental that they got together shortly after ending rough marriages. "I think if Gwen and I were being honest right now, talking about this, I think in the back of our mind, that we both kind of thought, this is a rebound deal because we're both coming out of a low spot in our lives and we're kind of clinging to each other to get through this," he said in June. "But now, here we are, going on three years later and every day that goes by, it just feels like a stronger bond between the two of us and it constantly feels like it's going to the next level." Gwen has sounded like she shares a similar sentiment about the relationship. Calling Blake her "homeboy" on "Good Morning America," recently, she pointed out: "He's just really an amazing all-around human so I feel so grateful for that."
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Gisele Bundchen reflects on learning Tom Brady's ex was having his child
Gisele Bundchen's struggle with panic attacks isn't the only personal truth she gets candid about in her new book, "Lessons." The supermodel also devotes a chapter to the experience of finding out her then-boyfriend of two months, Tom Brady, was about to father a child with his ex-girlfriend of two years, Bridget Moynahan. According to E! News, Gisele only refers to Bridget as Tom's "ex-girlfriend," though she goes into detail about the positive ways the birth of Tom and Bridget's son, Jack, affected Gisele and Tom. After hearing the news — then finding it "was everywhere," Gisele writes that she "felt my world had been turned upside down." She continues: "Needless to say, that wasn't an easy time. But it was a time that brought about so much growth." When Jack was born in 2007, she says her heart "[expanded] in ways I didn't know was possible." She goes on to say it was Jack's birth that inspired her to marry Tom and start a family sooner than they'd planned. "In fact, I credit Jack with accelerating Tom's and my growing up in so many ways," she writes. "The two of us agreed that Jack should have siblings closer to his own age, and not 10 years younger. With Jack in our lives, our priorities definitely started to shift. I wanted to be there for Jack and Tom, and do whatever I could to create stability in their lives, and help them to have a close relationship. Tom, especially, needed my support during that time, and whenever I'm in a position to be of help to anyone, especially someone I love, I will be there … We decided to start our family sooner rather than later. A couple of years later, we were married, I became pregnant, and soon we were busy growing our family between New England and Los Angeles." Of the three kids, Gisele credits Jack with being "the most responsible … [he] also has a healthy balance of masculine and feminine energies," she says. "He's extremely dedicated, loves playing soccer, and once told his dad that someday he wants to go to Michigan, Tom's alma matter. Like his father, he is also kind, sensitive and generous."
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Kim Kardashian wants to keep meeting with Donald Trump
As Kanye West continues to face backlash over his long, unaired "Saturday Night Live" speech in support of Donald Trump, his wife, Kim Kardashian West — who's been vocal in her opposition to many of the president's policies — is reportedly planning to keep the lines of communication between her and the White House as open as possible. "Kim did not support Trump, and her family didn't support him. But she knows that she has a very rare opportunity to have the ear of the president, and she has some things that she's very passionate about and is willing to meet with him to talk about the things she believes," an insider tells People. One of those things is the need for prison reform. Kim got actively involved in the issue when she lobbied Trump to commute Alice Marie Johnson's sentence, which he did. She also attended Jared Kushner's listening session on clemency and prison reform last month. "She believes that she can meet with Trump without being a die-hard supporter," says People's source. "She has a message for him, and goes to talk to him. It's a very rare opportunity. She's smart enough to use it."
Kylie Jenner shares video of Stormi in a baby walker after pediatricians' group announced push for ban on the device
In the months leading up to the birth of her daughter, Stormi, Kylie Jenner was reportedly focused on creating an uber-organic, eco-friendly environment for her baby to spend her first few months in the world. Given her focus on Stormi's health, the new mom may want to take a closer look at one of the devices Stormi's currently using. This week on Instagram Stories, Kylie posted a video that showed the 8-month-old using a pink baby walker with wheels. Walkers like that one have been banned in Canada since 2004, according to Wikipedia. In the U.S., the American Academy of Pediatrics announced last month plans to try and get the devices banned, according to Us Weekly. Speaking to CBS News, Dr. Gary Smith, who authored a study on the dangers of baby walkers, explained that infants can't process what will potentially harm them before they can walk, so giving them a wheeled way to go anywhere they like inherently creates problems. "Baby walkers give quick mobility — up to 4 feet per second — to young children before they are developmentally ready. Children at this age are curious, but do not recognize danger. It only takes a young sibling to leave the door to the basement stairs open briefly for an injury to occur," he said. Instead, he advised parents opt for "stationary activity centers that spin, rock and bounce, but do not have wheels," as well as tummy time.
Sarah Jessica Parker responds to fan about possibility of making a 'SATC' sequel without Kim Cattrall
Here we go again … In the wake of Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall's public feud about the future of the "Sex and the City" movie franchise — in a nutshell, SJP wanted a third installment while Kim opted not to and made it clear she thought Sarah Jessica "could have been nicer" about her decision — a 'SATC' fan suggested Sarah Jessica move forward with the project sans Kim. "You are still my hero. Please replace or right [sic] her out — Kim/Samantha if she is not interested and bring back Sex and the City Movie #3," the fan wrote on Sarah Jessica's Instagram (via Us Weekly). "The fans need this." The actress responded by simply saying, "Not sure I could imagine doing another movie without her," adding an "X" and a purple heart. It's not the first time Sarah Jessica's attempted to be graceful about the situation. In February, after Kim's brother died suddenly, her longtime costar tried to send condolences on social media. "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time @Sarahjessicaparker," Kim replied. Kim's tone got icier when she later posted: "I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting out tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona." In a Vulture story that ran a few months later, Sarah Jessica denied there was any kind of "catfight" between the two. "I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it," she said at the time. "I've always held Kim's work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there's not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it."
Nicki Minaj reveals she and her mother both suffered domestic abuse
In her forthcoming documentary, "Queen," Nicki Minaj reveals that she, like her mother before her, has suffered domestic abuse. In a preview clip, she opens up about the experience of knowing her father was getting physical with her mom. "I vowed from that age, no man would ever abuse me, call me out my name, treat me like that. And then all of a sudden, that was my life," she says in the clip (via Page Six). "I let one human being make me so low, that I didn't even like remember who I was. I was scared to get in the studio … I didn't believe in myself." Nicki, who was recently spotted getting cozy with Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton at New York Fashion Week and again in Dubai, has also dated rappers Safaree Samuels and Meek Mill.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are nowhere near reaching a custody agreement: Report
Recent reports claiming Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are close to reaching a deal regarding custody of their six children may have been premature. A source tells Us Weekly "there is no truce" between the former couple on the custody battle front. "Angie is extremely hard to deal with, period. She wants what she wants, and no one is going to tell her otherwise," says the insider, adding that things have gotten more, not less intense lately — a shift Us implies could be related to Angelina's new divorce lawyer, Samantha Bley DeJean. "Angie is once again doing things that are interfering with Brad's custodial time with the children," says the Us source. "There have been several occasions in recent weeks in which the kids have been late, with Brad unable to reach anyone for answers." Others close to the family, meanwhile, seem split over which parent wants to find a way to things work for the sake of the kids. In August, an Angelina source told Us that "Angelina remains focused on healing her family" and "continues to support the reconciliation of the children with Brad." Last month, another insider said Brad is still just looking for joint custody, telling the mag: "All Brad wants is to be a present dad and coparent with Angelina."
Maria Menounos and Kevin Undergaro are getting married again
It seems getting married on live television didn't quite satisfy Maria Menounos and Kevin Undergaro in the wedding department — so the smitten couple are heading to Greece to get married again. Page Six caught up with Maria on Tuesday, Oct. 3, shortly before and Kevin plan to fly out. "We're doing a second ceremony, and then we're going to go on a honeymoon. I don't think we can keep it a secret anymore!" Maria gushed. She said she hopes having a second wedding will put her and Kevin back in the mode they were in when they first got hitched on live TV. "To be celebrated in that way on New Year's Eve was really awesome for us and we were so mushy gushy," she said. "We would wake up every day and he would be like, 'Good morning, wife,' and I would be like, 'Good morning, husband.'" The pair dated for two decades before getting hitched at the end of the same year Maria was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Cardi B moves on from arrest with a dinner date with Offset
What arrest? Cardi B seemed happy to brush the proverbial dirt of her recent arrest right off her shoulders this week when she indulged in a shopping trip to Barney's followed by a fancy dinner with her husband, Offset at New York City's Jue Lan Club. A snitch tells Page Six the rapper "was wearing an extremely colorful couture skirt that almost resembled a beach towel" and "looked super posh" when she and Offset arrived at the restaurant with their security in tow. "She loved dining with her hubby and didn't seem bothered by the events that transpired earlier," said the tab's source. "They laughed and giggled the night away." After turning herself in to police earlier this week for allegedly ordering an attack on two bartenders at a strip club, she was charged with assault and reckless endangerment.
Brett Ratner withdraws defamation suit against rape accuser
Brett Ratner has chosen to drop his defamation lawsuit against Melanie Kohler, who previously accused him of rape. That's according to E! News, which cites statements from Melanie's lawyer and Brett himself. "Cases like this are very difficult, especially when the events happened more than a decade ago and memories are cloudy and unclear," the attorney told Deadline. "The public conversation about this case has become very painful for Melanie. This result will allow Melanie to move on with her life and spend more time with her family." The director said only, "I'm happy that the matter has been resolved."