wedding bells

Nicolas Cage reportedly eyeing marriage No. 4

Nicolas Cage has been approved for a marriage license in Las Vegas, essentially indicating that he plans to tie the knot soon.

This would be Nic's fourth marriage.

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TMZ, citing court records, said the actor got the license on March 23, and he listed his girlfriend Erika Koike as the bride-to-be. He now has a year to officially tie the knot, although most people get their license just days or weeks before saying "I do."

Nic and Erika have been together for nearly a year. Last may, there were spotted in Beverly Hills together. Prior to that, she was spotted in Puerto Rico while Nic filmed a movie there.

Little is known about Erika, although she's believed to be a makeup artist and has one movie credit to her name.

Nic and Las Vegas have been synonymous for a while. Not only does the actor live there, he has also made several Vegas-based films. In one of those films, he was married in Sin City. It looks like fiction is able to become reality in this case.

The actor was previously married to Alice Kim, Lisa Marie Presley and Patricia Arquette.

love lines

MLB star addresses romance with Vanessa Hudgens: 'I love her'

Cole Tucker continues to gush over his No. 1 fan: girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.

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The actress and the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder have been linked since November 2020, and they went Instagram official on Valentine's Day. During a spring training media session, Cole was asked about his burgeoning romance. 

"I got a girlfriend and she's cool," he said. "She's awesome — I love her."

Still, Cole didn't want his love life to overshadow what he does on the baseball field. 

"I don't want it to be, 'Oh, Cole's dating Vanessa…,' I don't want it to be treated any differently than Mitch [Keller] having his wife down or Ke'Bryan [Hayes] having his girlfriend come down. She's great," he said. "She'll be around. You will see her but you saw the headline, it is what it is."

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Vanessa was first seen cuddling with the baseball stud during a date in Los Angeles. Paparazzi photos showed Vanessa, 32, and Cole, 24, holding hands and embracing following a romantic dinner. Soon, they were consistently commenting on each other's social media and "liking" each other's pictures.

On Feb. 14, the "High School Musical" actress confirmed the relationship, sharing an Instagram photo of the duo kissing. 

"It's you, it's me, it's us," she captioned the image. 

Cole posted a different image with Vanessa that same day. 

Vanessa replied, "Melted."

say what?

Amelia Gray Hamlin's views on older men resurface amid Disick romance

Just after Amelia Gray Hamlin referred to Scott Disick as her "dream man" on Instagram, her comments from four years ago about dating older men resurfaced. Let's just say she's had a change of heart. 

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In a 2016 clip from "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's older daughter, Delilah Belle Hamlin, who was 18 at the time, bemoaned that her parents don't understand technology or apps.

Said Amelia, "Or maybe it's because you're 18 talking about getting 35-year-old men. … It's just a thought."

Delilah denies trying to date a 35-year-old man, claiming that's "way too old."

The comments would have easily gone unnoticed had it not been for Amelia's romance with 37-year-old Scott Disick. Amelia, for the record, is 19 years old — meaning there's an 18-year age gap between her and Scott.

Amelia has been rather defensive of her relationship ever since rumors of the romance began in October 2020. A few months later, she clapped back at "extra weird and judgmental people."

"People can embrace themselves however they feel fit for them at that moment in time," she wrote on her Instagram Story. "People grow. People learn to love themselves more and more."


The couple went "Instagram official" on Valentine's Day, and Amelia recently spent time with Scott's three children during a vacation in Miami. On Feb. 28, she posted a photo with Scott and called him, "My Dream Man."

Making moves

Jason Kennedy, longtime fan favorite at E!, out after 16 years

Jason Kennedy's days at E! are over. 

The television personality announced that he has parted ways with the network — where he's worked for nearly 16 years.

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On March 1, Jason posted a collage of images from his time at E! to Instagram. 

"I don't think it's possible to sum up 16 amazing years. I've had the time of my life at E!. Most recently, I loved being the host of 'In the Room,' but COVID restrictions made it impossible to capture interviews with celebrities in a more personal setting, so I've decided to explore new opportunities," he captioned the post. "I'm leaving with a grateful and full heart thinking about my experience, and the lifelong friendships I've made along the way. I have a slate of exciting projects that I've been working really hard on and I can't wait to share more with you soon. Thank you for all your support over the years, love you guys!"

Jason and E! launched "In The Room" last summer to tremendous fanfare, but ratings somewhat lagged and the entire staff of the show was let go. During his time at E!, Jason was a weekend anchor and a reporter. He then worked alongside Giuliana Rancic as the co-host of E! News, the flagship show that was canceled over the summer. He also often worked alongside Giuliana at several award shows. 

Following his social media announcement, several of Jason's E! co-workers showered him with support in the comments section.

Record setter

Amid n-word scandal, Morgan Wallen matches record set by Drake

Last month, Morgan Wallen was feeling like he was at the bottom, and now he's here.

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On Feb. 2, the country singer Morgan Wallen was caught on camera using the N-word in a leaked video. The fallout from his words was swift: Big Loud Records suspended him "indefinitely"; his agency dropped him; the Academy of Country Music awards said he wasn't eligible for awards this year; perhaps worst, nearly every radio station in the country took him out of its rotation

Somehow, one month later, none of that seemed to matter.

For the seventh consecutive week, Morgan's "Dangerous: The Double Album" sits atop the Billboard chart. The only other country album to stay at the top spot for six weeks was Garth Brooks' "The Chase" in 1992. The only other music artist regardless of genre to own the No. 1 spot for seven weeks was Drake in 2016 with "Views." Morgan can beat Drake's record next week, something that seemed inconceivable one month ago.

What makes the feat all the more incredible is that Morgan has had virtually no backing of radio, which is a huge driver for country artists. 

A week after the video was leaked, Morgan issued a lengthy apology on social media, indicating he was "long overdue to make a statement" and "wanted to collect my thoughts, seek some real guidance," and come before fans "with a complete thought" before doing so. 

The chart-topping singer said that at the time of the video, he was "on hour 72 of 72 of a bender, and that's not something I'm proud of either." He added, "I let so many people down." 

Since then, Morgan has met with Black organizations to discuss his words. "I'll admit to y'all I was pretty nervous to accept those invitations from the very people I hurt, and they had every right to step on my neck while I was down, to not show me any grace, but they did the exact opposite," he said. "They offered me grace and they also paired that with an offer to learn and to grow. And I'll be honest, that kindness really inspired me to dig deeper… This week, I heard first-hand some personal stories from Black people that honestly shook me." 

At the end of his video, Morgan asked his fans not to defend him for his actions. 

"I was wrong. It's on me to take ownership for this and I fully accept any penalties I'm facing," he said. "The time of my return is solely upon me and the work I put in."

Baby news

Gal Gadot is pregnant with baby No. 3

Gal Gadot is about to be supermom to another baby. 

On March 1, the "Wonder Woman" star announced that she and her husband, Yaron Varsano, are expecting their third child. The actress posted a sweet social media photo that shows Yaron and their two daughters, Maya and Alma, touching her baby bump.

"Here we go again," she captioned the image. 

The announcement comes amid pregnancy speculation that followed her appearance at the 2021 Golden Globes. There, Gal donned a loose-fitting white Givenchy dress. After the Globes appearance, Page Six reported "Frozen" songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez tweeted, "Pretty darn sure Gal Gadot may be preggers." Other Twitter users suspected the same. 


Gal has spoken often about the joys of being a mother. She recently told Baby magazine that her eldest daughter, Alma, isn't really impressed with her superhero alter ego.

"She thinks it's cool but it's not that great to her," Gal said. "I'm just 'mum'. She doesn't pay so much attention. Even when I'm talking to someone about Wonder Woman, she tries any which way she can to change the topic! But she has certainly learned that every woman is a wonder woman. She literally says that, which I love."

'Light Of My Life'

Bindi Irwin praises Chandler Powell as they share a new baby update

March is set to be a big month for soon-to-be parents Bindi Irwin and her husband, Chandler Powell. In addition to welcoming their first child together, the couple will celebrate their first year of marriage next month.


In the meantime, Chandler's getting a head start on his future role as a proud papa — and Bindi's sharing her gratitude for the man she calls the "light of my life."

Over the weekend, the Australian conservationists shared a pair of sweet posts on Instagram.

"Every day I'm thankful for this extraordinary man that I get to call my husband. @chandlerpowell, I love you with all my heart," Bindi, 22, wrote alongside a photo of the two. "You're the light of my life," she added.

Bindi used similar phrasing when she announced she'd quietly married her "best friend" last spring at the Australia Zoo, telling fans on social media, "there are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart," after the wedding.

One year later, Bindi and Chandler are preparing to welcome a new "Baby Wildlife Warrior" into their lives — and as Chandler shared on Instagram on Feb. 27, she's making strong progress towards a healthy birth weight ahead of Bindi's March due date.

Sharing their daughter-to-be's latest weight milestone in wildlife terms (of course), Chandler showed off a Boomerang of himself with Bindi and a reptile pal.

"Blue tongue lizard family photo! Our baby girl is now weighing in at almost 6 blue tongue lizards…or 6 pounds💙," he captioned the shot.

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Bindi met Chandler at the Australia Zoo back in 2003, when she was giving a tour he was on while traveling Down Under for a wakeboarding competition, according to The two stayed in touch and fell in love, long-distance style, with Bindi visiting Chandler in Florida for his prom and Chandler getting to know the Irwin family in Australia when he was able to come see Bindi.

The happy couple got engaged on Bindi's 21st birthday; they said "I do" on March 25, 2020.

New Evidence

Lady Gaga dognappers may not have targeted singer, new evidence shows

After Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were stolen and her dog walker was shot in Los Angeles last week, investigators initially looked into whether the assailants had targeted the singer in the interest of demanding a ransom.

New evidence, however, suggests the dogs' expensive breed alone may have inspired the attack.


Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they have reason to believe the attackers who shot dog walker Ryan Fischer in the chest and stole two of the three dogs he was walking may not have known who the pups belonged to.

They now understand Ryan had stopped at Almor Wine & Spirits on Sunset Boulevard at Fairfax shortly before the incident, which occurred on a residential street seven blocks away. Given how busy and well-lit that intersection is, authorities have determined someone could have simply noticed Ryan walking alone with three Frenchies, which can cost from $1,500 to $5,000 or more, according to ABC.

As the American Kennel Club's Brandi Hunter told CNN last week, "Smaller breeds are more appealing for theft, and French bulldogs are wildly popular right now." She added that "the demand for the breed is higher than the supply so they are often a more targeted breed."

Gaga's stolen pooches, Koji and Gustav, were eventually recovered, having been spotted tied to a pole in an alley. The third dog Ryan was walking was recovered last week as well, presumably after escaping during the attack.

The singer's friend and dog walker, Ryan, whom she praised as a "hero" on social media, is expected to make a full recovery after being hospitalized.

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Gaga has been in Italy preparing to shoot "Gucci" throughout the dognapping drama. She plays Italian socialite Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio Gucci's ex-wife, in the upcoming film. 

Opera incident

Keith Urban details incident when man 'whacked' Nicole Kidman at opera

Keith Urban will never forget his first visit to the opera. His wife, Nicole Kidman, won't soon forget that night either.


In early February, a bizarre (and somewhat unbelievable) report claimed that the country singer got into a brief skirmish with another audience member at the legendary Sydney Opera House after that man smacked Nicole with a show program. 

On Feb. 26, Keith actually confirmed some of the details of the report, claiming they were enjoying a "bloody great performance" at the famed opera house when he and Nicole made the grave mistake of (gulp!) standing up.

"We didn't know we weren't supposed to stand in the opera. Having not been to the opera before, ever, in my life, I am sensitive to the etiquette," he told The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

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At one point Keith noticed some of the audience members giving standing ovations, so he and Nicole did the same. 

"I stood up and this guy behind me just whacked not me, Nic, just really hit her … with the program," he said. 

Since it was an older man, Keith didn't know how he should react. 

"You're a husband you want to protect your wife. Took a lot of restraint — I was pretty upset," he said. "I think I just looked at him. I said, 'It's a standing ovation!' I didn't know I'm not allowed to."

The 4-time Grammy winner went on to say he respects opera traditions, but added, "I was also going by a lot of other people who were standing and having not been there, I didn't know."

After the hosts steadfastly said that you don't ever hit a woman, Keith chimed in, "That's what I was most [upset] at, don't hit her."

Comedy queens

Kaley Cuoco had the best reaction to meeting Catherine O'Hara

Kaley Cuoco just lost her "Schitt" over meeting a comedy queen.

On Feb. 26, the former "Big Bang Theory" star posted a picture with "Schitt's Creek" star Catherine O'Hara, and Kaley could barely contain her excitement.

"Anyone who knows me knows what this moment meant to me," Kaley wrote. "I finally met my comedy queen #catherineohara and she's everything I hoped and dreamed."

In the image, Kaley, 35, latched onto Catherine's arm and evoked legitimate giddiness.

Like Kaley, fans went nuts for the pairing, as many gushed about the 66-year-old actress. Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski said he was "obsessed" with Catherine. Other's called her a "legend" and "amazing."

Kaley, of course, has built a rather impressive comedy resume, as well, as she's starred in "The Big Bang Theory," "8 Simple Rules" and "The Wedding Ringer," to name a few. 

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Where Kaley and Catherine met isn't known, but it may have been at a Golden Globes-related event. On Feb. 28, the women are both up for the same award: Best actress in a musical or comedy series. Catherine is the odds-on favorite to win the award. Kaley, it seems, would happily take runner-up to Catherine.