baby magic

Criss Angel and his wife welcome second child

This is no illusion — Criss Angel is a father for the second time.

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The "Mindfreak" star and his wife, Shaunyl Benson, welcomed a son in Las Vegas on Jan. 22, just a few days after the magician opened his much-hyped Vegas show at Planet Hollywood.

"The most beautiful magic of all… #life We @shaunylbenson are so blessed with a beautiful healthy baby boy," he captioned a video, telling his followers that they named the boy Xristos Yanni.

"Another natural birth at 39 weeks," Shaunyl wrote on Instagram. "We are so happy and blessed to be a family of 4."️

The couple already shares son Johnny Crisstopher, who turns 5 next month.

Shortly after announcing the birth, Criss posted a photo of the family with their new addition.

"Our growing family @shaunylbenson ❤️ btw only one of us is really sleeping…," he joked.

On his Instagram Story, the magician shared several images of family members holding Xristos, while revealing that he was backstage at his show when he got the birth news. He was seen smoking a cigar, saying, "Good job, my love. Another boy."

The fact that Xristos is healthy is music to Criss and Shaunyl's ears. Last month, Johnny Crisstopher ended an extensive chemotherapy treatment program to offset a rare form of leukemia.

The tyke is now cancer free, Criss said, telling the Daily Mail on Jan. 19, "God willing, after three years of treatment, Johnny's last chemo treatment was about a month ago."

fight night

John Cena once got into fistfight with sibling at brother's wedding

John Cena has tossed his hat into the ring of "worst wedding guest" ever.

While appearing on "The Tonight Show," the "F9" actor revealed that he and his brother Dan got into a full-blown fistfight while at another brother's wedding! 

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It all started with John's wedding gift.

"I thought it would be a nice gesture to open the bar," he told Jimmy Fallon. "Drinks are on me, that's my gift to the bride and groom. Nobody would have to pay for anything."

Soon, though, John and Dan got a little too heated, thanks in part to the open bar.

"I found out it was a mistake when my brother Dan and I got into a fistfight in the middle of the dance floor and closed the wedding down," he said, as he's able to laugh about it now.

The violence was a shock to most the wedding guests, but not everyone.

"You could tell, right then and there, who were guests, and who were a member of the Cena family," he said. "The guests were like, 'What are you gonna do to stop it?' And the Cena family's like, 'No, no, let 'em figure it out. Let 'em do it.'"

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Elsewhere in the interview, John spoke about getting physical in a different realm, a wrestling ring. John confirmed a longstanding suspicion that he would return to the WWE, but he didn't set a timetable for himself.

"I haven't had my last match and I look forward to my next match," he teased.

Dating rumors

Renee Zellweger dating just-divorced reality TV star: Report

Renee Zellweger is reportedly off the market and dating someone well-known to reality TV aficionados: Ant Anstead.

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On June 24, TMZ claimed that the Oscar-winning actress met the "Wheeler Dealers" host earlier this month when they filmed an episode of his new Discovery+ show "Celebrity IOU Joyride," a six-episode series wherein celebrities transform their loved one's car.

Seemingly smitten with the dashing Brit, Renee, 52, returned to the set of the show to drop off some work boots for Ant. Since then, they've started dating.

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The hookup comes just days after Ant, 42, and Christina Haack, 37, finalized their divorce and came to a custody agreement for their 21-month-old son Hudson London. Christina and Ant announced their split last September. 

"I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two," she wrote on Instagram in an emotional post. "I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies – but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these 'setbacks' I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow. So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed."

At the time, Ant hinted that Christina ultimately pulled the plug on the marriage.

"I never gave up on us," he said on social media. "I pray Christina's decision brings her happiness."

Perhaps Ant has found happiness again. 

Renee, meanwhile, married country superstar Kenny Chesney in 2005, but the duo split four months after getting hitched and she filed for an annulment.

Court win

Tristan Thompson wins judgment against woman claiming he fathered child

Score one for Tristan Thompson.

The NBA player was granted a $50,000 default judgment in his libel lawsuit against paternity accuser Kimberly Alexander, E! News reported.

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Last year, the woman claimed Khloe Kardashian's ex fathered her 5-year-old son. Tristan denied that he was the father and even agreed to take a paternity test, which reportedly showed that he was not the father. At one point last year, Khloe and Tristan, via their attorney, sent her a cease and desist letter. Still, Kimberly pressed on and continued to publicly maintain that Tristan was the father. 

Eventually, Tristan had had enough and filed a lawsuit against her. On June 22, she was ordered to pay the Boston Celtics player $50,000 in general damages and $2,901.95 in costs. Tristan originally requested $100,000 in damages for "loss of reputation, shame, mortification, and hurt feelings." 

In the lawsuit, Tristan's lawyer said Kimberly "has persisted in publicly proclaiming that Thompson is her child's father and she has maliciously accused Thompson of being a deadbeat dad, 'neglecting' and failing to take financial responsibility for the child since birth."

He added, "To quote Michael Jackson, 'the kid is not [his] son.'"

Just last month the story took an odd turn when Kimberly implied that Khloe had reached out to her via Instagram. However, Kimberly soon admitted that the screen shot of the direct message was fake

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In her admission on June 1, Kimberly said on social media, "The post that I made yesterday was fake and I apologize for going about it the way I did. But I am genuinely fed up with the bogus energy and her acting like she never sees me asking for a second test."

At the same time, Khloe fired off a cease-and-desist letter to Kimberly. The legal letter claimed that despite admitting to faking the direct message, Kimberly "continued to make outrageous defamatory smears about Khloé, harassing her and trying to drag her into the paternity drama that you have persisted in contriving notwithstanding that a DNA test from one of the nation's top labs confirmed that Mr. Thompson is not the father of your child."

News of the default judgment comes on the heels of Khloe and Tristan's split.

Same page

Christina Haack and Ant Anstead come to child support agreement

Former couple Christina Haack and Ant Anstead are on the same page in regard to their 2-year-old son, Hudson London.

The Blast said the two waived the right to collect spousal and child support from one another and will share joint custody of their tot.

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Court documents show that the parents will share the responsibility of making decisions regarding his "health, education, welfare, and religion." The also agreed to a 50/50 split of their son. While Hudson is in the individual parent's custody, they will be responsible for "child-care expenses," and they've agree to split any costs for medical or dental issues including insurance.

In addition, the couple said they will "terminate now and forever" spousal support. This might not be a surprise, as The Blast says it appears that Christina and Ant agreed to keep their finances separate from the beginning and may have even signed a prenuptial agreement.

Per the settlement, the "Flip or Flop" star will keep her Bentley and a Range Rover, and she's also keeping her home in Newport Beach, Calif., a house in Palm Springs, a mountain cabin, and a property in Franklin, Tennessee. Ant gets his current property in Costa Mesa, Calif., and his expensive vintage cars.

Christina and Ant  announced their split last September. 

"I never thought I would have one divorce let alone two," she said on Instagram at the time. "I never thought I would have 2 baby daddies – but sometimes life throws us curve balls. Instead of getting stuck in these 'setbacks' I choose to look at these challenges as opportunities to grow. So while some may judge me and throw around rumors about me, most of you support me. And that says a lot about this world and where we are headed."

Ant, meanwhile, hinted that Christina ultimately pulled the plug on the marriage.

"Anyone who really knows me knows that I don't like to share private matters publicly," the "Wheeler Dealers" host said. "I have remained silent while holding on to hope. I never gave up on us. I pray Christina's decision brings her happiness."

Love and money

How Paris Hilton's love life changed her goal of becoming a billionaire

A funny thing happened while Paris Hilton was moving toward "billionaire" status — she fell in love and money was no longer motivating her. 

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Just two years ago, while filming her "This Is Paris" documentary for YouTube, the heiress spoke of her desire to become a billionaire via her expanding empire of business endeavors… Then Carter Reum entered her life and everything changed.

"[Becoming a billionaire] was such a goal of mine before because I wasn't happy in my personal life," she said on the new "Just for Variety" podcast. "And also just going through what I went through, I always saw money as freedom and independence, and not being controlled. And I think that's why I just had that as my focus in life."

She added, "And now that I am so incredibly happy and in love in my personal life I'm not really interested in billions anymore. I'm more interested in babies."

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Paris and Carter are now engaged and preparing to get married. The wedding planning process will be chronicled in a new series on Peacock entitled "Paris in Love."

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The 40-year-old has come a long way in her life, as she initially began getting media attention in the aughts for being a socialite and an heiress to the Hilton fortune. You could argue that she was the first person to be "famous for being famous." But, she detailed in the "This Is Paris" documentary that her life wasn't as glamorous as it appeared, even claiming she was mentally and physically abused at a Utah boarding school when she was a teenager. She's now an activist for legislation to regulate boarding schools.

She also alleged that at least four ex-boyfriends abused her in the past. She didn't name the culprits and none of them have reached out. 

"I've changed my number so many times that they can't get a hold of me, but I have had their friends reach out to me because they're all nervous that I'm going to say their names. I think people are very nervous that they'll be exposed," she said this week. "Maybe I will one day, but I'm not ready yet."

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Now that Paris is in a good place in her life, she can reflect on past romances and friendships and see them for what they actually may have been all along.

"I'm sick of people using me. I'm just not going to have negative people in my life anymore," she said. "I've wasted too much time having bad people in my life who were only trying to use me."

Breast impression

Salma Hayek gets real about why her boobs keep growing

Salma Hayek needs to get something off her chest: No, she hasn't gotten a boob job. 

While appearing on "Red Table Talk," the actress spoke about the breast augmentation speculation while also acknowledging that her chest has grown over the years. So, why have her boobs gotten bigger? Chalk this one up to the unexpected side effects of menopause.

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"The boobs grow, a lot," she said. "For some women they get smaller, but there are some women that when you gain weight, your boobs grow. Other women, when you have children and you breast feed your boobs grow and they don't go back down and in some cases, when you are in menopause, they grow again."

Salma said "it happened in every single step" for her.

In addressing the people who think she got a breast augmentation, the 54-year-old plainly says, "I don't blame them, my boobs were smaller."

She quipped, "So was the rest of my body. But they just have kept growing. Many many sizes."

As if often the case, the "Frida" star noted that she's been having medical issues because of her chest size.

"My back has been really suffering from it," she said. "Not a lot of people talk about this."

Salma's boobs could soon be the talk of the town, as she's developing a new comedy series for HBO Max titled "A Boob's Life." Based off the novel "A Boob's Life: How America's Obsession Shaped Me…and You." The series centers on a 40-year-old woman who's life gets turned upside down when her boobs start talking to her.

"We are so appreciative that HBO Max was insightful and bold enough to develop this show with us," Salma said in a statement in February. "In 'A Boob's Life,' we use breasts as a metaphor for the constant judgement women are submitted to, creating a collective sensation that no matter what we do we are never enough. In this show, we give the breast a voice that takes us through the life of a woman from a unique perspective that often we don't dare to see."

Censored celebs

Kevin Hart named most 'foul-mouthed celebrity' on Twitter

Kevin Hart's got quite the potty mouth… digitally speaking.

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Recently, a humorous study out of the United Kingdom named the comedian the most "foul-mouthed celebrity" on Twitter, narrowly edging out former "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville for the, well, honor.

The study, done by MrQ, examined the most recent 3,200 tweets from a gaggle of celebrities. MrQ used 10 fairly common vulgar words as its baseline, including variants. After the study, it found that the "Jumanji" actor used 954 swear words in his last 3,200 tweets, meaning he used vulgarity in nearly a third of his messages.

For the record, Kevin dropped the f-bomb 441 times, whereas Brandi used it 407 times. By a long shot, the f-bomb was the most popular curse word used by Hollywood.

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"When it comes to the words our sweary celebs are using the most on Twitter, the top ten reads like the cubicle walls of a pub toilet," MrQ said.

The famous face who came in third place was 50 Cent. 

While some of the top 50 names won't be shocking— looking at you, Cardi B, Seth Rogen, Kelly Osbourne and Khloe Kardashian — others might come as a surprise. Chris Pratt, who is apart of the Disney and Marvel universe, comes in at No. 50. with 96 curse words. Zendaya, meanwhile, has more of a social media potty mouth than Drake and Macaulay Culkin. Who knew!

For some celebrities, keeping it clean is just not an option.

Last words?

Emergency worker reveals Princess Diana's alleged last words…

"Oh my God, what's happened?"

Those were supposedly the final words Princess Diana ever said, according to a fire chief who at the scene of her fatal car crash in Paris in 1997.

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For the first time ever, Sgt. Xavier Gourmelon is speaking to media about what he saw and heard that fateful evening, claiming Diana was in a full-fledged state of confusion after the Mercedes she was riding in crashed in an underpass while being chased by paparazzi.

Xavier, who has previously only spoken to police about that night, detailed the chilling evening in a chat with The Daily Mail. Diana, he said, was still "moving and talking" when he arrived on scene.

"She spoke in English and said, 'Oh my God, what's happened?' I could understand that, so I tried to calm her. I held her hand," he said. 

Xavier said the royal seemed dazed after the crash but appeared to be okay. At the time he didn't know who he was helping. But, after putting Diana in an ambulance, the captain on scene told the firefighter who he had been treating. 

"He tells me who she is and then, yes, I recognize her, but in the moment I didn't," he said. 

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The first person on scene, off-duty doctor Frederic Mailliez, also said he didn't realize it was Diana when he got there. Diana, he said, was "sitting on the floor in the back" of the Mercedes.

"I discovered then she was a most beautiful woman and she didn't have any [serious] injuries to her face. She was not bleeding [then] but she was almost unconscious and was having difficulty breathing," he said. "She looked fine for the first minutes."

"So I began to speak English to her, saying that I was a doctor and that the ambulance was on its way and everything is going to be all right," he recalled. 

Diana would eventually succumb to injuries sustained in the crash. 

What's next?

Pete Davidson unsure of 'SNL' future: It's 'up in the air'

Pete Davidson's days at "Saturday Night Live" might be coming to an end … then again, maybe not.

While chatting with Gold Derby, the comedian touched on speculation — much of which he's been fueling — that claims he's planning to step away from the sketch show after seven years.

"I don't know what the plan is," Pete, 27, said. "Everything's kind of up in the air right now just depending on scheduling."

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The "King of Staten Island" star has previously hinted that he was done with the NBC staple, saying that Season 46 was "really emotional," as it was the final year of his "SNL" contract.

"It is my seventh year, and that's usually what the contract's usually for, so it was really emotional," he said. "I worked with these guys for a fourth of my life, and I started there with acne and left with tattoos, and it was just, like, a very crazy, long period of time."

"I wasn't ready for the season to end yet because I was really having so much fun," he continued. "Just watching it go from one-third of an audience to [one-half] … and the last show was a full audience for the first time, just hearing that laugh, that full room laugh … I was just so emotional."

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In May, Pete noted during a roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter that he was "ready to hang up the jersey" in referring to his "SNL" gig. Only further adding to the rumor mill, during Pete's final "Weekend Update" segment of the most recent season, he said, "I'm very grateful to be here, and it's been an honor to grow up in front of you guys."