The royal baby!

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry welcome first child

All hail Britain's newest prince!

On Monday, May 6, Prince Harry, 34, and Duchess Meghan, 37, welcomed their first child following weeks of anticipation and speculation as the American royal went past her due date.

Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

"We are pleased to announce that Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcomed their firstborn child in the early morning on May 6th, 2019," reads a statement from the couple on Instagram, which accompanies the words "It's a BOY!"

"Their Royal Highnesses' son weighs 7lbs. 3oz. The Duchess and baby are both healthy and well, and the couple thank members of the public for their shared excitement and support during this very special time in their lives. More details will be shared in the forthcoming days."

In a surprise move, an absolutely giddy Harry spoke to a pool reporter to give a brief interview outside Windsor Castle's horse stables just hours after his son's arrival. "I'm very excited to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning, a very healthy baby boy," Harry said. "Mother and baby are doing incredibly well. It's been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.

"How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension but we're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful [for] all the love and support from everybody out there. It's been amazing so we just wanted to share this with everybody," he added.

When asked about what they'll call their son, Harry said they were "still thinking about names."

"The baby's a little bit overdue so we've had a little bit of time to think about it," he explained. "But… we're still, that's… that's the next bit," Harry shared. "For us, I think we'll be seeing you guys in probably two days' time as planned, as a family, to be able to share it with you guys — and so everyone can see the baby!"

AFP/Getty Images

Asked about his son's birth, Harry said with a laugh, "I haven't been at many births, this is definitely my first birth, but it was amazing, absolutely incredible," he gushed. "As I said, I'm so incredibly proud of my wife. And as every father and parent would ever say, your baby is absolutely amazing. But this little thing is absolutely to die for so I'm just over the moon."

Less than an hour before the birth announcement was made, Buckingham Palace revealed that Meghan was in labor early on May 6. "The Duchess of Sussex went into labour in the early hours of this morning," read a tweet from the Royal Family's official account. "The Duke of Sussex was by Her Royal Highness's side. An announcement will be made soon."

An announcement was shared shortly after on the royal family's official website and Twitter accounts. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs this morning. The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth," it began.

"The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Earl Spencer have been informed and are delighted with the news," it continued. "The Duchess's mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage. Her Royal Highness and the baby are both doing well."

The couple had previously said they didn't know the gender of their child ahead of time and wanted to keep it a surprise up until the birth.

Baby Sussex is now seventh in line to the British throne.

Facundo Arrizabalaga/AP/REX/Shutterstock

The happy news comes a month after the couple settled into a new family home. They announced in November 2018 that they would be moving out of Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London and into Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Castle grounds about 20 miles away. The couple took their engagement photos on the grounds of nearby Frogmore House, where they had their private wedding reception in May 2018.

Harry wanted to escape "the goldfish bowl of royal life" for some "breathing space and a place they could call their own," a source told the Sun in November.

An insider told "Entertainment Tonight" that "Windsor was the perfect fit for Harry and Meghan. The 10-bedroom [Frogmore Cottage] has more space for children when they expand their family and of course has a special place in their hearts."


In mid-April, Buckingham Palace announced that the duo would keep their baby's birth private.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby," the palace said in a statement on April 11. "Their Royal Highnesses have taken a personal decision to keep the plans around the arrival of their baby private. The Duke and Duchess look forward to sharing the exciting news with everyone once they have had an opportunity to celebrate privately as a new family."


Kensington Palace initially announced that that Harry and Meghan were expecting last October, tweeting, "Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019."

Since then, there had been much speculation about Meghan's due date, especially after she said "we're nearly there" in December. She later told well-wishers she was due in April.

In February, she traveled to New York City for an extravagant celebrity-hosted baby shower.

Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock

The couple has been very open about wanting to expand their family. When their engagement was announced, Harry was asked about having children with Meghan.

"Not yet, no, but I think eventually, one step at a time, and we'll start a family in the near future," he said.

Meghan hasn't shied away from baby talk either. While looking at a collection of innovative baby products during a visit to Northern Ireland with Harry in March 2018, Meghan was overheard saying, "I am sure at one point we will need the whole thing."

Phil Noble/AP/REX/Shutterstock

While the child will certainly live a life of privilege, Harry and Meghan plan to give their children as normal an upbringing as possible.

"[Harry and Meghan's] children are expected to one day have regular jobs and will be raised to appreciate the differences in society," a source told "Entertainment Tonight." "They will have a healthy respect for boundaries like other children. They will have chores at home and be brought up with respect."


Zac Efron and Australian girlfriend reportedly split

Zac Efron no longer has a plus one.

According to The Daily Telegraph, the "High School Musical" star and Vanessa Valladares, his girlfriend of 10 months, have split. 


The couple had a whirlwind romance during their time together, having reportedly met while she was working as a waitress in Byron Bay, Australia, where Zac has been living for over a year. Soon, Zac and Vanessa were inseparable, and she even quit her job to spend more time with him, reports Down Under said.

Since last fall, the duo had been pictured together on vacation many times. Last October, she also threw him a surprise birthday bash, which was supposedly attended by members of the Hemsworth family.

An aspiring model, Vanessa has posed for RVCA, Spell, Of The Sun and Love Street. Her Instagram shows several modeling shots, but Zac has always been absent from her social media. Likewise, he kept their romance private, as well.

Last summer,  TMZ reported that the actor was "burnt out living in and around Hollywood" and wanted to relocate to the Byron Bay area of Australia, which is where Chris Hemsworth lives.

The Daily Telegraph said Zac even put in a bid on a home in Byron Beach but ultimately lost out on the property. Still, he stuck around and extended his tourist visa for a year to stay in the area.

"He was only planning to fly home if he had to," a source told the Daily Mail at the time. "He didn't really want to go back to America."

Court matter

Danny Masterson claims Leah Remini is influencing rape case

Danny Masterson and his defense team need more time to prepare for his rape case because of Leah Remini's long-running anti-Scientology campaign, at least that's what the actor is claiming. 

Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock

Citing new legal documents, TMZ said the "That '70s Show" star alleges that Leah has been influencing Los Angeles detectives and the prosecution in his case, even claiming she urged three women to make sexual assault accusations against him. 

The actor has been charged with raping three women —all identified as Jane Doe — between 2001 and 2003. He denies all the accusations. 

Danny, an active Scientologist, and Leah, an ex-Scientologist, have been at odds for years. He once accused her of "religious bigotry" after she left the church and began urging others to cut ties.


In his new court documents, Danny alleges that Leah was actively involved in his accuser's statements to authorities and implied that their spat was a prime reason for the accusations. He also says Leah uses local police as her personal security and, because of this, curries favor with them. He further argues that cops are "starstruck" by the actress.

Danny's team argues that it's difficult to prepare a proper defense under the current timeline because of the alleged bias and affection toward Leah.

If convicted on all charges, Danny faces 45 years to life behind bars.

BLM Brit

Britney Spears takes stance on Black Lives Matter, Instagram erupts

Britney Spears has come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has divided many of her fans.

On April 19, the pop star posted an Instagram picture of a Black man on a bus. The man is holding up a sign that read, "White people have generational wealth. Black people have generational trauma. #WeAreNotTheSame."

Britney captioned the image, "Just sayin' 🗣🗣🗣 !!!! She also added the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #BLM.

To no surprise, fans immediately began voicing their opinions in the comments sections of Brit's Instagram — a large portion of the Britney brigade basically said "gimme more," while others vowed to be a critic "til the world ends." 

"We looooove woke Britney yaaas," one person said. Another wrote, "I didn't think I could love you more!!! Thank you for this. Britney for President!!" One person applauded the comments and joked, "Senator spears has entered the chat!!!"

Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Naturally, a swath of her nearly 30 million Instagram followers fans were livid at Britney's position and threaten to unfollow her. 

"So now we are labeling people based on skin color which is literally what we are supposedly trying not to do?" one person said. Other people called the post "ignorant" or "hurtful." Some others were now convinced that Britney's social media was being controlled, a theory that has perpetuated for several years.

Last week, Britney attempted to shoot down the rumors that she's not in charge of her life. 

"Yes, I'm totally fine, I'm extremely happy," she said. "I have a beautiful home, beautiful children, I'm taking a break right now because I'm enjoying myself."

Dating game

Kim Kardashian being 'flooded' with dating options

When Kim Kardashian decides she's ready to put herself back on the dating market, she will have no shortage of well-heeled suitors. 


Just two months after filing for divorce from Kanye West, the new billionaire is being courted by a slew of famous faces, a new report says. 

"People are reaching out through mutual friends and people that she's worked with to set her up with everyone from royal family members to A-list actors to athletes to billionaire CEOs," a source told Page Six. "People are also trying to reach out to her via DM."

Still, it seems that all those Internet window shoppers are going to have to wait, as she's only focused on motherhood and work right now. 

"She's not looking to jump into anything but is keeping an open mind," a source said, noting that she wants her next romance to happen "organically." 

"The qualities most important to her are someone who values family, is supportive, fun, romantic, enjoys the simple things and is also hardworking," the source said. "Someone who values family first and foremost because she's a mom of four kids."

Kim and Kanye share daughters North, 7, and Chicago, 3, and sons Saint, 5, and Psalm, 1.

Over the weekend, in one of her first post-split public outings, Kim actually headed to Miami and was seen hanging out with Colombian singer Maluma, but friends insist they're simply friends.

"Miami the other night was a lot of fun," a source said. "It felt great to be out and there were certainly people trying to shoot their shot that night, but she wasn't paying it any mind and just loved having a fun night out with old friends."

GC Images

While Kim certainly wants her next man to love her children, she'll also apparently be pretty specific about who she lets into her love life. 

"She certainly wouldn't want anyone to be with her for the spotlight," the source said, adding that Kim really wants "someone who values privacy."

Kim, the source continued, "needs to be with somebody that she would look for as her best friend. She's just not there yet with anybody."

Like Kim, Kanye also seemingly has a certain type of person in mind as his next great love. Last week, a source told Page Six that the rapper wants to be "with an artist and a creative person… [so] they can speak the same language to each other."

Photo clapback

Khloe Kardashian responds after critic says she has 'insecurity' issues

Khloe Kardashian is firing back after an Instagram follower left a stinging response to new pictures the reality star shared.

Over the weekend, the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star posted a series of images that show her in a tight blue bodysuit. The fact that the images have an out-of-this-world feel wasn't lost on Khloe, who captioned the snaps with UFO emojis and the word "Avatar."

One follower wasn't love the nine intergalactic-inspired images and took a shot at Khloe. 

"If insecurity was a person," the user wrote, according to a screengrab published by TooFab.

The comment didn't sit well with Khloe. 

"Baby girl, you have to look in the mirror. Only insecure people tear other people down," she replied. "I'm sending you so much love, health and happiness! I'm sorry that you're hurting."

Other people wondered if Khloe actively erases critical comments, as most of the responses to her pics appeared to be positive.


The new cosmos-inspired snapshots come just two weeks after a photo controversy enveloped Khloe. 

In early April, an unedited (and authentic) photo of Khloe in a bikini surfaced on social media. The image shows her without makeup and without photoshop editing — which the Kardashian family has been known to utilize. Several websites and social media accounts shared the image. Quickly after, according to reports, the famous family began threatening legal action against websites running the photo. 

A family rep told Page Six that the Kardashian-Jenner clan wanted the image off the Internet because it was unauthorized — not because Khloe was pictured looking au natural. Then, on April 7, Khloe addressed the situation and insinuated that the picture was unflattering, hence why she wanted it off the Internet. 

"When someone takes a photo of you that isn't flattering in bad lighting or doesn't capture your body the way it is after working so hard to get it to this point … you should have every right to ask for it to not be shared – regardless of who you are," she said on Instagram while addressing body acceptance. "My body, my image and how I choose to look and what I want to share is my choice. It's not for anyone to decide or judge what is acceptable anymore."

New beau?

Billie Eilish pictured cuddling up with actor during coffee date

Billie Eilish might be off the market.

Over the weekend, the "Bad Guy" singer was pictured in Santa Barbara, California, getting cozy with actor Matthew Tyler Vorce. Page Six published the pictures, which were quickly picked up by fan sites dedicated to Billie.

Photos show Billie and Matthew walking with her pit bull while getting coffee. One photo shows the Grammy winner leaning into Matthew with her arm around his waist and her head on his shoulder. Matthew also wrapped an arm around Billie, who donned a Snoop Dogg hoodie and bike shorts.

Matthew, who's had bit roles in several made-for-TV movies and on various shows, turned his Instagram to "private" after the images were published. His Instagram bio describes him as an "Actor. Writer. Degenerate." He is also a creator of the iHeartRadio podcast "Searching For Putty Man."

Billie, 19, hasn't had a pubic relationship since she and Brandon "Q" Adams split in 2019, though she kept that romance under wraps until more than a year after they called it quits.


In her 2021 Apple TV+ documentary "Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry," she alluded to having a boyfriend, but she refused to reveal his identity.

Neither Billie nor Matthew have commented on the growing relationship rumors.

Cold shoulder

Demi Lovato is seemingly at war with frozen yogurt shop

Demi Lovato is having an icy exchange with a Los Angeles frozen yogurt shop.

Over the weekend, the singer took umbrage with The Bigg Chill for giving sugar-free varieties prime placement in their stores, saying it was "triggering" for her as someone recovering from an eating disorder. She called the shop "diet culture vultures."

Getty Images for OBB Media

"Finding it extremely hard to order froyo from @thebiggchillofficial when you have to walk past tons of sugar free cookies/other diet foods before you get to the counter," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "Do better please."

The store wasn't about to cave to Demi, saying it has indulgent varieties but also carries items for vegans, diabetics and people with Celiac disease.

In a direct message to Demi, which she shared publicly, the shop said, "We are not diet vultures. We cater to all of our customers needs for the past 36 years. We are sorry you found this offensive."

Demi didn't relent. "You can carry things for other people while also caring for another percentage of your customers who struggle DAILY just to even step foot in your store," she said. "You can find a way to provide an inviting environment for all people with different needs." She even insinuated that the shop was making "excuses."

Rob Latour/Shutterstock

As Demi's anger built, The Bigg Chill went cold on her and stopped responding. Demi then started throwing out her ideas. 

"I was thinking, maybe it would help if you made it more clear that the sugar free options and vegan options are for that," she wrote. "Labeling the snacks for celiac diabetes or vegans. When it's not super clear, the messaging gets confusing and being in LA it's really hard to distinguish diet culture vs. health needs. I think more clearer messaging would be more beneficial for everyone."

Seems that Demi will have to stay cool for the summer somewhere else.

Police situation

Police investigating suspicious package sent to home of 'Lucifer' star

Police have launched an investigation into a suspicious package sent to the home of "Lucifer" star Tom Ellis and his screenwriter wife, Meaghan Oppenheimer.


According to TMZ, a "glitter package" — essentially a box filled with glitter — was sent to the couple's Los Angeles home last month. Although the couple found the delivery odd, they also found it troublesome because it was addressed to Meaghan, not her far more famous husband. 

Afterward, the couple filed a police report. 

The LAPD's Threat Management division, TMZ said, has a lead on the case. 

While Tom is known for his on-screen work, his wife's writing is very well-respected behind the scenes, as she worked on "Queen America" for several years. Tom often gushes about her on social media. Last month he shared a loved up selfie with Meaghan.

"I met this nugget of love 6 years ago today," he wrote on Instagram. "@moppyoppenheimer thanks for putting up with me and loving me so good."

Honoring Helen

Damian Lewis writes moving tribute to 'brilliant' late wife

Damian Lewis is remembering his late wife, Helen McCrory, in a heartfelt tribute, and he's marveling at how she "spread happiness" even in her final days. 

David Fisher/Shutterstock

"Many people have spoken about her career and many more will, so that's where I'll leave it, because it strikes me that two things are happening this weekend: an outpouring of grief and shock, and a celebration of Helen McCrory the actress from fans everywhere, and of Helen the person," Damian wrote in an essay for The Sunday Times. "And that's who I want to talk about."

"Helen was an even more brilliant person than she was an actress," the "Billions" star continued. "She was a people person, sure. 'I'm much more interested in who I'm with than where I am,' she would say, and innately wanted to share. But she also lived by the principle of kindness and generosity. That you put these things out into the world to make it better, to make people feel better."

Richard Young/Shutterstock

On April 16, Damian announced that Helen had passed away at the age of 52 after a battle with cancer. Still, the "Harry Potter" star managed to "spread happiness" as her time was coming to an end. 

"Even when dying in her last few days, when talking to our wonderful carers, she repeatedly said, 'thank you so much' in her half delirious state," Damian said. "I've never known anyone able to enjoy life as much. Her ability to be in the present and enjoy the moment was inspirational. Nor was she interested in navel-gazing. No real interest in self- reflection; she believed in looking out, not in. Which is why she was able to turn her light so brightly on others."

In addition to Damian, Helen leaves behind two teenage children.

"They have in them the fearlessness, wit, curiosity, talent and beauty of their mother. She has exhorted us to be courageous and not afraid," Damian said of daughter Manon, 14, and son Gulliver, 13.

Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

The actor gave fans an insight into the waning hours of the beloved "Peaky Blinders" star's life.

"She has been utterly heroic in her illness. Funny, of course — generous, brave, uncomplaining, constantly reminding us all of how lucky we've been, how blessed we are. Her generosity has extended to encouraging us three to live. Live fully, take opportunities, have adventures," he said. "Already I miss her. She has shone more brightly in the last months than you would imagine even the brightest star could shine. In life, too, we had to rise to meet her. But her greatest and most exquisite act of bravery and generosity has been to 'normalise' her death. She's shown no fear, no bitterness, no self-pity, only armed us with the courage to go on and insisted that no one be sad, because she is happy."

"I'm staggered by her," he said of his late wife. "She's been a meteor in our life."