There is a battle going on around Cardi B and her new music. The rapper has recorded some new tracks in which she takes shots at Nicki Minaj. Sources have told TMZ that her team is divided on whether to leave the disses in or remove them. Some feel the lyrics would benefit Minaj by putting the spotlight on her, but Cardi said she has always put her feelings in her lyrics and doesn’t want to change that now.
MEANWHILE—Cardi B has clapped back at the TMZ story. She posted her response on her Instagram: “Dear TMZ…ya constantly got me in ya blog spreading fake s**t about me without doing ya research and even when we tell ya is not true ya still push it. Btw in REAL news my single ‘Money’ drops November 26!!”
Ariana Grande has surfaced on social media. The singer posted to her Instagram on Tuesday night stating how grateful she was to be a part of the taping of A Very Wicked Halloween—her first public appearance since her split with Pete Davidson. She also alluded to the split saying: “time to say bye bye to the internet for just a lil bit. It’s hard not to bump news n stuff that im not tryna to see [right now]. It’s very sad and we’re all tryin very hard to keep goin. Love u. and thank u for bein here always.” The post has since been deleted from her page.
While filming the special, eagle-eyed spectators noticed she had a small bandage to cover up her “PETE” tattoo on her finger. But Davidson was also spotted looking glum in a hoodie outside his MOM’s house … and his Ariana tattoo was still quite visible.
Lady Gaga is engaged. The pop performer is set to marry 49-year-old Christian Carino. Gaga revealed the exciting news while at Elle’s 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration. The 30-year-old was previously engaged to Chicago Fire star Taylor Kinney, but the two called it quits after five years. This will be the second marriage for Carino, who was previously married to Brooke Baldwin.
Pippa Middleton has given birth! The sister of Duchess Kate had a baby boy on Monday afternoon. This is the first child for the 35-year-old and her husband, financier James Matthews.
Jazz Jennings is living her best life. The transgender teen recently had gender confirmation surgery and shared the details with ABC News’ Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang. Born a male, the 18-year-old started transitioning to female at the age of five and began sharing her story publicly at the age of six. She told Juju that she believes she was “given this platform for a reason and that [she] has a strong and powerful voice” to be an advocate for others. Jazz underwent surgery in June and although there were some challenges, she is happy with the results. Jazz’s emotional journey can be followed on the TLC show, I Am Jazz.
WWE superstar Charlotte Flair is being sued by her ex-husband, Riki Paul Johnson. Johnson claims the book—Second Nature—that was written by the Charlotte and her father, WWE star Ric Flair, defamed him by “falsely claiming he shoots blanks.” The book also states there was “physical and/or psychological abuse” in the relationship, which Johnson also says is false. He believes the WWE should be held liable as well because they were involved in the marketing of the book. He is seeking $5 million in damages from the Flair family and the WWE. There has been no comment from either party being sued.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke royal protocol to snap a pic with Meghan’s Mini-Me. The couple, who is in Sydney, Australia on their first royal tour, was greeted by crowds of fans outside the Sydney Opera House. One young fan, in a “Girls Can Do Anything” t-shirt caught Prince Harry’s eye and he called the Duchess over to meet her. Meghan told the fan that she loved her shirt and Harry asked to take photo of them together; a royal no-no. Another fan noted the similarity in their looks and mentioned to Meghan how the little girl looks just like she did when she was younger, Meghan replied, “I was literally just about to say the same thing!” Typically taking photos and signing autographs is frowned upon for the royals, but some rules are meant to be broken.
Samantha Markle has commented on the royal baby news. The royal family stalker told The Sun that she wants “Meghan to be happy and calm and have peace.” Nice right? Samantha followed up her feel-good sentiment with quite the jab at the wording of the baby announcement, saying: “I would hope that—for the sake of the baby, the family, the world and my dad—that leaving him out of the statement was not intentional. It is in the best interests of the baby for my dad to be included.” Um…what? This is just a hunch, but she probably shouldn’t expect a baby shower invite.
Kendall Jenner gave gal pal Hailey Baldwin a lie detector test. The subject? Baldwin’s new husband, Justin Bieber. The reality star asked Hailey if Justin thought she was cool, to which Hailey said “Of course.” The lie detector determined that was a lie. The newlywed then asked the Kardashian sister if she created a fake Instagram to creep on an ex and Jenner admitted that was in fact true. The test agreed. The entire Q&A session, along with the girls’ singing skills can be watched on an upcoming episode of Carpool Karaoke: The Series.
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Yvonne Strahovski is a mom! The Handmaid’s Tale actress had a baby boy with husband Tim Loden. The little guy is the first baby for the couple. Strahovski plays the character Serena Joy on the Hulu series.
No winner for Saturday night’s drawing. Tonight’s drawing will be for $345 million or a $199 million cash payout.
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Kim Kardashian-West has been accused of using witchcraft. The accusation comes from Scandal actor Columbus Short, who stated the reality star uses witchcraft against Kanye West to “torment” him. Short posted a photo of West zoning out, while Kardashian stood nearby with a smile, claiming the photo is proof of the witchcraft. He added that “both men and women all over the WORLD are unknowingly being tormented by witchcraft. And this [photo] is what it looks like.”
MEANWHILE—Kardashian gal pal Larsa Pippen has come to the couple’s defense saying “She’s a great wife. She’s trying to support him and he means well. He’s coming from a good place. If you spoke to him you’d really realize that he really is a genius. He’s way ahead of our time.”
Some royal fans are a bit peeved about the timing of the royal baby announcement. The news, confirmed by Kensington Palace on Monday October 15th, was also International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The day recognizes “pregnancy loss and infant death due to causes like SIDS, miscarriage, and stillbirth.” Some on Twitter felt the timing was a bit insensitive and thought the Royal Family should have waited a day to announce the news.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s child may or may not receive a royal title. Harry’s great-great-grandfather, King George V, “limited titles within the royal family in 1917” but the Queen can make exceptions to allow kids to receive His/Her Royal Highness titles.
MEANWHILE—Royal admirers are already making baby name predictions. Diana is clearly a favorite and front-runner, should it be a baby girl. If it is a boy, Alexander is leading the pack. Other names in the running include, Mary, Philip, Charles, Arthur, Edward and Elizabeth. However, Meghan isn’t one to stick to the strict tradition so maybe they will choose a more modern name.
Erica Mena and her boyfriend were arrested last weekend. The Love & Hip-Hop star was arrested for possession of weed, while her boyfriend Clifford Dixon, was arrested for criminal trespassing. The cops were called by the couple’s roommates when an argument between the two got out of hand. After talking to witnesses, the cops determined that Mena had locked herself in a bedroom and Dixon allegedly kicked down the locked door; Dixon denied this series of events. In the end, Mena and Dixon were both hauled off to jail. No word on if they have been released or are still sitting in the slammer.
La La and Carmelo Anthony are working things out, after separating in 2017. According to TMZ, La La and the NBA star blamed their separation on a “rough patch” they went through last year, but neither went as far as filing for divorce. La La recently told People that they are “figuring out how to make it work” and focusing on what’s best for their 11-year-old son Kiyan. The couple—still married—were together for 15 years before the separation.
Trevor Donovan is a hero! The former 90210 star rescued an exhausted puppy out of Lake Havasu. According to TMZ, the 4-month-old Golden Retriever, Shadow, belonged to one of the crew members on the new movie—Hot Water—the 38-year-old is starring in.
A feud is brewing among the WWE Divas. Nikki Bella—part of the Bella Sisters duo—has called out Ronda Rousey, claiming she has “done more for women’s wrestling than Ronda EVER has.” The feud began when Nikki “betrayed” Ronda last week by teaming up with her twin sister Brie Bella to “stomp Ronda out”. Ronda told TMZ Sports that the move was done by a bunch of “untrustworthy bitches.” While the matches are all scripted, this match seems to have boiled over to outside the ring.
Justin Bieber is reportedly not over his ex, Selena Gomez. A source revealed to Cosmo that she “was his first great love and while he was young and traveling around the world as a superstar, he learned a great deal from her.” Since the news of Gomez’s hospitalization, Bieber has been spotted at church looking distraught and crying outside of his pastor’s house. The source added that they believe the 24-year-old “may or may not have made a mistake with his recent marriage” to Hailey Baldwin. This news comes just a few days after another source told Us Weekly that despite appearing happy within his newlywed status, the singer “doesn’t feel whole.”
Hilary Duff is done being pregnant! The 31-year-old, who is expecting a little girl with her boyfriend, Matthew Koma, posted that she is trying to induce labor. One of the photos she shared, was of a salad—from Caioti Pizza—that supposedly kick-starts labor. An employee from the restaurant told E! News that “women have eaten this salad—called The Salad—and gone into labor, its what Caioti Pizza is known for.” No word yet if the salad worked its magic for Duff.
Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are officially divorced. The former reality star took to Twitter to announce she had just signed the final divorce papers and she is “beyond proud” of herself. A source told E! News that “sorting out custody limitations and agreements” are what made the process take so long. The couple were married for 10 years before announcing their split in April. They are parents to Hank IV and Alijah.
The rumors are true! A royal baby is on the way for Prince Harry, 34, and 37-year-old Meghan Markle. The newlyweds are expecting their little bundle in the spring of 2019. Kensington Palace released a statement about the news: “Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”
No winner for Saturday night’s drawing. Wednesday night’s drawing will be for $345 million or a $199 million cash payout.