Baby No. 2!

America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams welcome their second child

America Ferrera has one more reason to celebrate Mother's Day 2020.

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The "Superstore" actress, 36, announced on Instagram this weekend that she and her husband, Ryan Piers Williams, welcomed baby No. 2 last week.

"Lucia Marisol Williams arrived on May 4th to give me my Mother's Day hugs and kisses herself," America captioned a photo of her hand clasping her new daughter's tiny fingers.

"Mama, Dada & Big Brother are over the moon to welcome her bright light to our family," she added, referencing the couple's 1-year-old son Sebastian.

The rest of the post, including a set of videos, was dedicated to highlighting the work America's been doing with the Yes We Can Foundation, which bills itself as the "first fully bilingual school program for migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border."

"Quarantine may have canceled her Baby Shower," America continued, "but it didn't stop us from collecting and delivering essential supplies to #YesWeCanMobileSchools – spaces for moms and children at the border to learn, play, and stay safe through these hard times."

The actress went on to appeal to friends who may be planning to send a gift to Lucia to consider making a donation to the Yes We Can Foundation in her name instead. She noted that it would also be a great time to donate on behalf of "the moms you love," then thanked her friend Eva Longoria for her help in organizing the plan to make donations in Lucia's name.

"I feel like motherhood makes me feel all the more powerful and capable and amazing," America told "Entertainment Tonight" last year, just a few months after welcoming Sebastian.

In the same interview, she called her "girlfriends who are also mothers," like Eva, her "saving grace." Eva's said the same of America, describing their friendship as "inspiring."

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America and her actor-director husband tied the knot in 2011.

Britney Spears returns to Instagram a week after disabling her account

Britney Spears is back to being social.

One week after disabling her Instagram account, the pop singer returned to the social media platform on Sept. 20 to post two images from a weekend trip to Palm Springs with her fiance, Sam Asghari. 

"Some shots from my weekend getaway to celebrate my engagement with my … holy sh*t … FIANCÉ … I still can't believe it !!!!" she captioned two identical photos, one in color picture and the other in black and white. 

She added, "I couldn't stay away from the gram too long so I'm back already !!!! Psss I took these in Palm Springs with clip in extensions!!!!"

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Not long after taking an Instagram break, the "Toxic" singer let it be known that her hiatus was only temporary, claiming she wanted to celebrate her new engagement without having to pay attention to social media. "Don't worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement," she tweeted on Sept. 14. "I'll be back soon."

At the time of the break, TMZ said Britney wanted to keep a low profile before her conservatorship hearing later at the end of the month. 

If Britney's June hearing is any indication, this one could be wild.

Friends forever

Rachael Kirkconnell helping latest Bachelor Nation 'villain' after Instagram drama

Rachael Kirkconnell is letting her "The Bachelor" season 25 co-star Pieper James lean on her amid the drama surrounding the latter's "Bachelor in Paradise" run.

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Pieper quickly fell into "villain" territory after it was revealed that she and Brendan Morais were in relationship before both went on the reality TV show. They were also later caught on camera discussing their Instagram followers, screen time and media coverage of themselves.

"Rachael has been in Pieper's shoes before," a source told Page Six, although Rachael believes her own scandal was "much worse," as it involved accusations of racism, not social media and fame. "Rachael felt compelled to reach out and let Pieper know that it will all be OK and that the situation with Brendan isn't the end of the world. She feels like the perfect person for Pieper to lean on right now."


Both Pieper and Brendan were accused of being on the show for the "wrong reasons," a sin among Bachelor Nation. Brendan even lost 100,000 Instagram followers amid the scandal.

"Rachael can't believe Pieper said some of the things she did on camera," Page Six's source said. "But she still feels really bad for her. She got close to Pieper while filming 'The Bachelor' and knows she's a good person. She feels like she got dragged into unnecessary drama. Rachael told Pieper that she's here for her whenever she needs it."

Pieper and Brendan have both since apologized. 

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Rachael certainly knows a thing or two about being cast in a bad light. Not long after Matt James, the first Black lead of "The Bachelor," picked her on the season 25 finale of the ABC show, three-year-old social media images surfaced that showed Rachael at an Antebellum-themed party. She also "liked" other images that contained a Confederate flag and posts about QAnon conspiracy theories. 

Matt and Rachael split after the finale was filmed but before it aired. Longtime "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison was also shockingly ousted from the franchise after defending Rachael in an interview. However, after the dust settled, Matt and Rachael reconciled, and they often post about each other on social media

"Rachael finally feels comfortable in the public eye. She made it through a really tough time," the aforementioned source said. "She knows there's light at the end of the tunnel for Pieper, too."

Comment backlash

Kate Quigley rips ex Darius Rucker for comments about her health

Kate Quigley is lashing out at her ex-boyfriend Darius Rucker after he commented about her health following a suspected overdose. 

The comedian was hospitalized earlier this month after she and three others are believed to have overdosed on cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl. While Kate survived, her three friends all passed away. 

Over the weekend, the Hootie and the Blowfish frontman, who dated Kate for much of 2020, spoke briefly about his ex's condition.

"You know, she's doing great. She's coming out of that," he told People magazine. "I'm glad that she's doing that. My heart goes out to all the other victims, but [Kate] is doing okay."

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Darius' comment riled up Kate, who tweeted, "Hi Darius, Could u plz refrain from making public comments about my health or well-being since u haven't called once to see how im doing & have no clue? Thanks Boo Boo!!!"

After fans mainly supported her, one person suspected that Darius gave a "blanket statement." Kate replied, "I'm a big fan of, 'rather not discuss that' when I don't know the answer."

This wasn't the first time she's ripped the "Wagon Wheel" singer since her suspected overdose. Just after the incident, Darius' representative publicly confirmed that the duo was no longer dating. 

"That Stung. Won't lie," Kate tweeted on Sept. 11, one week after the suspected overdose. "When i saw the TMZ report i thought, great. He's probably writing a song about me called, 'Let Her Die.'"

Haircut history

Gwyneth Paltrow dishes on iconic matching haircut photo with Brad Pitt

Gwyneth Paltrow can't live down one of her most memorable haircuts.

Back in 1997, the Goop founder and then-boyfriend Brad Pitt walked the red carpet at the premiere "The Devil's Own." The couple not only dressed similarly, but they also had matching haircuts.

The photo has become rather iconic.


In an Instagram video with assistant Kevin Keating, Gwyn reflected on that moment.

"Awww, matching haircuts! Very blonde," she said. "We went to the same stylist for the cut. [Celebrity hairstylist] Chris McMillan cut both of our hair like this."

The "Iron Man" actress said she and Brad did not match their clothes on purpose and she shut down her assistant's request to call the A-list actor. 

"No! Why would we call him?!" she said. Kevin said, "We'd like to talk about the look!"

Laughing, Gwyneth referred to the format of the video, which was intended to promote her GOOPGLOW Restore + Shine Hair Serum. "No! Nobody asked me about involving Brad Pitt," she said. 

In her caption for the video, Gwyneth didn't mention her infamous Pitt-centric look, but she did refer to the crimped hairdo she sported at the 2000 SAG awards.

"If I ever try to pull off a '90s crimp again, please stop me," she wrote. "I do still bleach my hair, obviously, and I've always wanted a quick fix to smooth damage, frizz, dryness, and split ends."


Ronnie Ortiz-Magro avoids jail time after probation violation

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro caught a huge break in court after a judge decided on Friday not to toss him in jail for a probation violation. 

The "Jersey Shore" star attended a court hearing in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, and a judge felt that Ronnie should remain a free man.

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After the hearing, Ronnie told TMZ that he is "very thankful" and "very happy with the outcome."

This is a big win for Ronnie, as jail time was definitely on the table when he walked into the courthouse.

Ronnie was arrested in Los Angeles on April 22 for felony domestic violence following an incident with his now-fiance Saffire Matos. Police said Saffire called 911 after an argument that turned physical. Once officers arrived, they noticed "visible marks on Saffire's body" and determined that Ronnie was the aggressor. 

The arrest could have easily spelled doom for Ronnie, as he is currently on probation for a different domestic violence incident in L.A. involving his ex Jen Harley, with whom he shares a 3-year-old daughter. Ronnie struck a plea deal last year in that 2019 case, and he was given three years of probation that required him to keep his nose clean.

While Ronnie is free, the judge on Friday did order him to take 26 parenting classes. The judge also gave him credit for completing a rehab program in Florida, so he won't have to spend 30 days in jail. The webloid also said a three-year protective order was put in place so he can't harass or intimidate Saffire.

Miss me?

Meghan McCain: I don't miss 'The View' at all

Meghan McCain is very much at peace with her decision to leave "The View" after four years. 

The fiery conservative spoke about her life these days with The Daily Mail, where she's been hired as a columnist.

"I left New York during the pandemic and I had sort of had an existential crisis when my dad died. I got really scared and I just really started thinking about life and what I wanted and what I said on 'The View' was true," she said. "I just didn't feel like moving back to New York was the right choice for me. And it was a really hard decision, but, I feel really good about it now and I don't miss it at all."

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During her memorable four-year stint at the ABC show, Meghan often butted heads with her fellow co-hosts, but that didn't really play into her decision to leave. Her daughter, Liberty, was a significant reason for the departure.

"When I think about where I want Liberty to take her first steps and her first words, I just have this wonderful life here that I felt ultimately like I didn't want to leave," Megan, who now lives in Washington, D.C., said.

Over 25 seasons of "The View," many women have come and gone. For Meghan, she exited the way she wanted.

"I felt like I was really happy to do it on my own terms because a lot of people get fired from that show," she said. "I was happy that I got to make the decision and be in control of my own life. And, you know, 'The View' was and is incredible and gave me so much. I don't feel anything negative about it. But I also really pride myself in life on knowing when to hold them and when to fold them, like I'm such a gambler."

She added, "I like change. I like trying new things. And, you know, one of the opportunities here — and I'm also working on a lot of other projects — but especially at the Daily Mail, being completely uncensored and working for a company that really values true free speech."


The 36-year-old isn't blind to the fact that she'll likely ruffle some feathers with her new gig, much like she did at "The View." She's okay with that.

"People really love fighting with me and I've come to terms with the fact that people love me and love to hate me," she said. "I really have gotten to a place where I'm comfortable with that."

product pitching

Fans cringe as Teresa Giudice's 12-year-old daughter hawks supplements

Social media doesn't seem to be buying what Audriana Giudice is selling. 

Teresa Giudice's 12-year-old daughter stunned the Internet this week as she began promoting health supplements. 

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On Sept. 16, the youngster shared a sponsored post for Bloom Nutrition Greens & Superfoods supplements on TikTok, encouraging her followers to mix the powder into "water, any juice or even your favorite smoothie!" Audriana, who began appearing on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" as a baby in 2009, claimed the supplements help "with digestion and bloating."

Quickly, fans were in disbelief.

"Since when do 12 year olds get bloating?? I'm sorry they're making you do this," one user wrote, according to Page Six. Another said, "WHY ARE THEY MAKING A 12 YEAR OLD DO THIS LIKE WHAT." 

Coincidentally, Audriana only turned 12 this week on Sept. 14. She just started 7th grade.  

The Instagram account Bravo By Betches posted the video of Audriana, which only made more people comment. 

"This is actually sad," one person said. "I would never buy from a company that has a 12 year old talk about bloating," another said. 

Arguably the best comment read, "When i was 12 i still believed in Santa."

Another humorous comment came via "The Real Housewives of New York City" alum Jill Zarin's daughter, Ally Shapiro, who joked, "I can't even get them to sponsor me!!!!"


Bethenny Frankel claims Erika Jayne's legal woes were 'well-known secret'

Erika Jayne's legal issues were old news to Bethenny Frankel, who called they were a "well-known secret."

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The Skinny Girl founder and former "Housewives" star dished about her knowledge of Erika and ex-husband Tom Girardi's financial woes, and she felt early on that something was off because the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star was "flaunting" her money.

It turns out, it may have not been her money after all. Late last year, Erika's ex-husband, once a prominent lawyer, was accused of embezzling money from his law firm, and he was later sued by his business partners, resulting in a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition. The partners claim Tom used money he owed them for "personal gain." Because of this, Erika's finances are being questioned as she is allegedly refusing to hand over her own bank records.

On the podcast "Just B With Bethenny Frankel," the former New York housewife recalled meeting Erika a few year ago at a conference. Bethenny was attending with her late ex-fiancé, Dennis Shields, who was an attorney.

"My experience is — especially with the Housewives, but really, everywhere as well — if someone's flaunting their money, they don't really have it," Bethenny said. "The more that they flaunt it and the more that they brag about it, usually there's something wrong."

Erika, Bethenny alleges, was "flaunting it." Dennis noticed, too. 

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"Dennis said to me, '[Tom] doesn't have it like that," Bethenny recalled. Dennis then claimed Tom was in major debt with a slew of people.

"He owes me money. He owes me half a million dollars. I know this other guy he owes a million and a half dollars. He doesn't have money. He owes everybody money," Bethenny claimed Dennis said. 


Bethenny, though, was initially perplexed and noted how Erika was always flying in private planes. 

"And he said, 'It's because he's using people's money to support her lifestyle. He's using the company's money to support her lifestyle.' Dennis said this. … I said, 'Why would he do that?' He goes, 'He can't say no to her,'" Bethenny persists.

After hearing this, Bethenny claims she told friends, including Bravo scion Andy Cohen. 

"I told [Erika's makeup artist] Kristofer Buckle about it. I told Andy Cohen about it, just to say, 'It's not what you think,'" Bethenny remembers. "When this came out … Andy called me and said, 'Holy s**t. You really do know it all. You told me about this years ago'. I'm like, 'Yeah, I told you.' … I knew about this whole thing. I knew since, yeah, probably 2017 and 2018, I knew about this."

Weight watcher

Ree Drummond dishes on 'rock bottom' moment that led to weight loss

It was a trip to college that made Ree Drummond change her diet and workout regimen, but this had nothing to do with the so-called "freshman 15."

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In a new chat with "Entertainment Tonight," the "Pioneer Woman" star recalled her weight slowly increasing while working on her Food Network cooking shows and cookbooks. In January, she hit "rock bottom."

"In January of this year, we took my son, Bryce, to college. And I tell this story, but I basically hit rock bottom eating chips and salsa one night," she said. "I went a little overboard, but I thought that night, 'I am going to start tomorrow, I am doing something different.' And I just started and I almost lost 60 pounds now."

For Ree, she totally changed her lifestyle, rather than going on a diet.

"I feel great and that's what matters. The scale was sort of a gauge for me that I was heading in the right direction. And it was never about 'I have to lose this amount,' it's really about how I feel," Ree said. "I feel great, I have, I feel strong. Even when I was thinner, I don't think I ever have been a squatter or a lunger before. Not since my ballet days. So it's really nice to just kind of feel the muscles that I thought were gone forever."

Ree notes that she still cooks the same way as she always has, but she's better at managing how much she eats. 

"It changes your whole outlook just having the routine of exercise in your day and, you know, I still eat the foods that I cook my family. I still eat cake," she said. "I just eat a Rhode Island-sized piece instead of a Texas-sized piece."