Stevie Wonder Quietly Marries Longtime Girlfriend in Lavish Wedding: Report. Stevie Wonder put a ring on it! The legendary 67-year-old music man wed his 42-year-old girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, in a star-studded wedding at the Hotel Bel-Air over the weekend, reports People. The pair have two children together. The outlet also reported that the reception was decorated with abundance of flowers and string lights. Additionally, a background vocalist Marqueta Pippens, who performed at the event, shared photos and videos from the wedding on her Instagram account on Monday, but has since made her account private. The publication reports that the singer captioned a collage from the event, "Had a ball and was honored to be a part of Stevie Wonder's wedding." Another image detailed a lavish release of hundreds of butterflies during the nuptials. Pippens' caption said, "Everything was so beautiful not to mention the hundreds of butterflies that were released from a box during the ceremony." In another one of Pippens' pics, Wonder was captured dancing with his daughter and his blushing bride, who donned a head piece and form-fitting white wedding gown for the big day. A now-private video apparently showed Babyface singing his hit "Whip Appeal" at the reception. With a slew of romantic hits like "I Just Called to Say I Love You," "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," "You Are The Sunshine of My Life" "My Cherie Amour," Stevie's nuptials were sure to be musical experience. Previously reports said that 25-time Grammy winner had planned to include his seven other children, who include Aisha, 42, Kwame, 28, Sophia, Keita, 39, Kailand, 16, Mumtaz, 33, and Mandla, 11, as bridesmaids and his best men. Wonder has been married twice before. He was married to Motown singer-songwriter and frequent collaborator Syreeta Wright from 1970 until 1972. He was then married from 2001 until 2012 to fashion designer Kai Millard. In October 2009, Wonder and Millard separated and then Wonder filed for divorce in August 2012. Wonder has nine children by five different women. Recently, Stevie was on hand to serenade the crowd at golfer Rory McIlroy's wedding to fiancee Erica Stoll at Ashford Castle in Co. Mayo, Ireland on April 22. The "Superstitious" singer is believed to have performed during the newlywed's nuptials. With hits like "I Just Called To Say I Love You," "Isn't She Lovely" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered." (Eonline)

Kevin Hart Laughs Off Allegations He Cheated on Pregnant Wife Eniko Parrish. Kevin Hart is silencing the rumor mill. The comedian found himself at the center of a short-lived cheating scandal Wednesday when photos of him and a mystery woman sitting together in the backseat of a car surfaced online. Hart and wife Eniko Parrish are expecting their first child together, but there doesn't appear to be an extramarital affair threatening the couple's exciting time ahead. Kevin responded to the rumors via Instagram on Wednesday by posting a photo of himself laughing with a border of text that read, "At the end of the day, you just gotta laugh at the BS." He added in the caption, "#LiveLoveLaugh ..... [Shaking my damn head.]" Eniko has yet to comment on the allegations, but did pose for an Instagram selfie shared the same day. The 32-year-old described herself as feeling "GREAT" in the photo that showcased her growing baby bump. The couple, who became husband and wife last August during a Santa Barbara, Calif. wedding ceremony, announced a baby boy was on the way on Mother's Day. Hart has two children, Hendrix and Heaven Hart, from a previous relationship. Kevin's ex-wife Torrei Hart accused Eniko of breaking up their eight-year marriage. But when she blamed Hart's alleged infidelity on their divorce during an emotional interview with ET, the Ride Along star refuted Torrei's claims and stood by his then-girlfriend's side. He tweeted in 2014, "My woman has nothing to do with my past marriage problems in any way shape or form. It's almost 7yrs total of me not being with my Ex..." Meanwhile, Hart seems to be anxiously awaiting the arrival of his third child and recently shared an update on possible baby names with E! News. "My wife would kill me if I said what she's got going on," the 38-year-old joked. "I'm going to shut up before I get myself in trouble!" Hart continued, "We've got names floating around. All I know is I want a 'K' to be in there somewhere. The name Kevin, Kay -- something's got to come full circle." It seems Eniko and Kevin's relationship is so rock-solid, in fact, that they're planning the next pregnancy. "I'm glad that we're having a boy, but I'm willing to bet that somewhere down the line my wife makes me go for a girl," he shared. "I know it, and I don't want another girl because my daughter is so much." (Eonline)

Jada Pinkett Smith Doesn't Want Willow Smith to Follow in Her Footsteps and Marry Young. Well that's not what we were expecting to hear! While stopping by Hoda Kotb's SiriusXM show, The Hoda Show, Girls' Trip star Jada Pinkett Smith had some surprising words of wisdom warning for her 17-year-old daughter Willow Smith and that's basically -- don't marry young. When Hoda asked the actress, who has been married to Will Smith since Dec. 31, 1197, what she would say to her independent daughter if she wanted to get married at a young age, like she did, Jada quickly joked that she'd tell her: "Don't do that! Don't do that!" The actress, who married the Suicide Squad star when she was 25, said, "I'd have to be very careful if she fell in love when I fell in love and had a possibility of getting married. I would just talk to her and say... 'There's no rush; there's a lot of life to live.'" In the sit-down, the 45-year-old even admitted, "I never wanted to be married." But married she is... During the hour-long interview with the Today Show host, Jada also opened up about the trials and tribulations of her 19.5 year marriage (and 23 years together total), Jada said, "It's all work." She added, "The funny thing about relationships is that it has stages." As for the current stage, the star said, "We're getting to a place of a new understanding... As you get older, everything is changing. Everything. So there's a lot of check ins, a lot of redefining." That's not the only eye-brow-raising tidbit -- turns out that in addition to being young and in love, she was also young and a drug dealer, revealing she was very "reckless" during her teenage years and didn't care about school. "My high school diploma was given to me as a gift. There's no way I should have graduated high school," said the actress. "I thought I was going to be the next female Scarface in Baltimore," joked the star. "I was dealing drugs. Can you believe that?" Jada also reveals for the first time that she was held at gunpoint and robbed on two separate occasions. The actress credits her mother getting her out of Baltimore for changing how she was living her life. The Hoda Show airs on SiriusXM's TODAY Show Radio channel (channel 108) on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. ET. (Eonline)

When Christina Arquette found out she was pregnant with her and husband David's second child Gus, "I was really, really excited," she says. "My first pregnancy was beautiful, easy, and happy. I was floating, eating everything I wanted. I thought, 'Great, I get to feel that again.'" The couple's family already included Charlie, 3, and David's daughter Coco, 13, from his previous marriage to Courteney Cox. Around her fifth week, Christina began suffering from bouts of intense nausea and vomiting. "It's just a terrible feeling," she says. "I would be running to the bathroom and David would be holding my hair." The morning sickness -- which she actually experienced at night -- "really caused a lot of problems for me as a mom," she says. "I couldn't take the kids to school or put Charlie to bed. I was just sick and in bed all the time. I don't think I brushed my teeth for a week because I was so bedridden and uncomfortable." She finally found relief when her doctor prescribed Diclegis, the first FDA-approved medication to treat morning sickness (she's since become a spokesperson). Thanks to the medication, she was able to resume her life and, in particular, return to family dinners. "I'm from Arkansas," she says. "We do all the southern stuff -- fried okra, fried chicken, dumplings." Gus was born in March, keeping his parents very busy. "We've got a teenager, a toddler and a newborn," David says laughing. "It's a crazy household." (People)

Ben Affleck and his girlfriend Lindsay Shookus are going strong. Together in New York City after spending about a week apart, the couple beat the heat with a couple of iced coffees as they headed into a hotel near Central Park on Wednesday. Since going public with their romance at an L.A. restaurant on July 6, Affleck and Shookus, a producer for Saturday Night Live, have taken a trip to Las Vegas and been spotted stepping out for a string of dates together in L.A. Affleck and Shookus "have been trying to take it slow but it's progressing quickly. Their feelings are strong," a source told PEOPLE previously. But the romance news quickly stirred up drama: Multiple sources have told PEOPLE that Affleck, 44, and Shookus, 37, began an affair in 2013 while Affleck was still married to Jennifer Garner and Shookus was married to Kevin Miller, then a fellow SNL producer. Other sources close to Affleck and Shookus have maintained that the two didn't date until both of them were separated from their spouses, and the romance is relatively new. Shookus, who has a young daughter with Miller, is based in New York City, though she also has a place in L.A. and spends time there scouting talent for SNL. One source tells PEOPLE Shookus isn't fazed by all the attention. Ben Affleck & Lindsay Shookus Spotted Out to Dinner in Los Angeles: 'He Looks Incredibly Happy' Sources tell PEOPLE Ben and Lindsay "looked like they had the best time" "She isn't someone who would have been reckless. She's really down to earth and centered," says the source. "[The relationship] has got to be something that she felt was worth risking a lot for." Meanwhile, news broke Wednesday that Affleck dropped out of the upcoming Netflix movie Triple Frontier to focus on his health and his family. The star is expected to visit San Diego Comic-Con this weekend to promote his next superhero blockbuster, November's Justice League. Affleck, who has three kids with ex Jennifer Garner, spent time over the last week with them in L.A. "Ben's family still remains of the utmost importance to him," a source previously said. He also took a quick trip to Minnesota on Saturday to accept a humanitarian award from the Starkey Hearing Foundation for his work with Eastern Congo Initiative. (People)

Tyga Won't Be Getting Back With Kylie Jenner: ''When It Was Bad, It Was Really Bad." Tyga isn't holding back on answer questions about ex, Kylie Jenner. The rapper joined Los Angeles' Power 105.1 The Breakfast Club and revealed some new details about his rocky relationship with the reality star as well as his thoughts on her new man, Travis Scott...and let's just say, there's no love lost there. First and foremost, he clarified that he didn't "lose" Kylie, but that they simply split up and went separate ways. "I mean, we started off as friends, and then we got into a relationship. It ain't a losing thing," he told hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. "When you make a decision to not be in a relationship with somebody, you make that decision, you split ways." He continued, "I have love for her, but I'm not in love no more...When you're with anybody that first year, it's magic and then after that you start realizing a bunch of s--t. I think the main thing was a lot of people -- a lot of outside influences -- and...she's younger than me and she's dealing with perception. I'm older so I can deal with perception. But for her, growing up how she grew up, image and perception was everything." Obviously, Kylie is a big face on social media, which Tyga said he didn't mind. "I like to keep mystique, but I knew that's how she made her money," he said. Still, he admitted he won't be going back into the Kardashian-Jenner realm again. "It's not for me, bro," he said. "I mean, when it was good, it was good. When it was bad, it was really bad." In fact, he said he feels like all the bad press that surrounded him in the past -- including stories about his financial issues -- was only put out there because he dated the reality star. "For the last seven months we ain't been together, have there been any negative stories out?" he asked the hosts. "All I'm saying is whoever controls this kind of media doesn't like seeing rappers with these type of women, especially young white women and its just how it is." Though he doesn't necessarily believe the Kardashian-Jenner women "ruin men," he does think it's difficult for the men in their lives to have a major influence. "I think they're women-driven," he quipped. "So when strong men come over and try to change that or intervene in what they've got going on, then they kind of...deflect it. I really don't know." So how does he feel about Kylie dating Travis Scott these days? "I don't feel no type of way," he admitted. "Me and her had been broken up for like seven months. He's not in the wrong. I don't have no hard feelings." He does, however, have some feelings about all the drama between Rob Kardashian and he ex-fiancee Blac Chyna. "I told him what the play was. When I told him what he was going to deal with... I told him, 'Bro, I was just with her for three or four years and like, this is what you're about to deal with.'" Tyga continued, "Chyna just got a different mentality. She really is a good person, but she's been through a lot in her life, and she really didn't have people to help guide her... He's coming from a whole different world. He don't know how she moves and how she thinks. When you're in love and when you don't care what nobody else thinks, love like blinds you. I told him, but I'm not going to intervene in what they got going on. That's not my business. That's their relationship." (Eonline)

Rob Kardashian Is Getting Counseling After Blac Chyna Legal Drama. After a tumultuous few weeks, Rob Kardashian is finally getting some professional help. A source tells E! News that Rob has finally taken steps to avoid any future public outbursts like the kind that brought on Blac Chyna's recent temporary restraining order. The insider says, "Rob is getting counseling. He wants to be the best dad possible." As for how the counseling is going, the source adds that it's "going really well" and that his close-knit family are already noticing a positive difference in Rob. Earlier in the month, Dream Kardashian's father took to social media to go on a graphic and sexually explicit rant against his ex. As a result of the outburst's fallout, the source says that Rob is also on a social media black-out and that's been a very healthy decision for the troubled reality star. On July 5, Rob made headlines when he unleashed on his ex via social media, posting nude photos of Chyna to his Instagram account, including alleged texts from someone he claims his on-again/off-again ex had been seeing. "This is the dude Chyna got caught cheating on me with for a minute now. And look he texted me asking for help and said he needed money cuz he can't afford to pay Chyna's bill so that's why I pay her bills. More receipts are coming," he wrote, "Just yesterday Chyna sent me her p---y and everything and said she gonna come f--k me ... wait for it. Never once have I cheated on Chyna and I remained loyal to her even after all the cheating she been doing and the multiple men she been f--king including me ..." The 30-year-old sock designer continued to post private, sexual text messages they allegedly exchanged. "I never been so disrespected in my life. I just bought her 250K of jewelry yesterday," Rob wrote. "This woman is so disrespectful and I don't care." Rob was quickly kicked off Instagram, but he took to Twitter to continue. Eventually the tirade ended and Rob has not been back on since July 5. On July 10, Chyna spoke out on TV, along with her lawyer, Lisa Bloom. The E! reality star spoke to Good Morning America's Linsey Davis in an interview in which she discussed her ex's jealous rant and how the three images he posted of her publicly affected her. "I was devastated, of course. I'm like, how could somebody, like, post these pictures of me?" Chyna admitted. "And I'm like, 'Wow, OK.' Like, this is a person that I trusted. I felt...betrayed." As for reports that Chyna actually liked the explicit images that Rob posted, she fired back, "I didn't like none of the photos. I actually have Robert Kardashian blocked from my Instagram." (Eonline)
Harry Styles Reveals What Made Him Want to Join the Dunkirk Cast. Boy band superstar, then solo rocker and now actor. Harry Styles, does it ever drive you crazy just how fast the night changes? The heartthrob One Direction member has taken to the big screen for his acting debut in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. E! News caught up with the new actor at the movie's premiere to talk about what made him want to make the leap from music to film. "I've been such a big fan of Chris's for a long time," Harry told us. "Hearing him doing this film, I was incredibly excited to watch it. I just wanted to be involved if I could. Now watching it I'm incredibly proud of the film, as we all are." The film follows the evacuation of Allied soldiers in Dunkirk during World War II, and in addition to forcing him to chop off his long locks, it put the "Sign of the Times" singer in some tough drowning scenes. However, the history of what the actual soldiers went through humbled the cast during the most difficult takes. "There was never a time where any of us felt unsafe," he told us. "It was draining, but at the end of the day we're on a film set, so we felt lucky. We got to shower at the end of the day and it made us realize we were going through nothing compared to what [the real soldiers] obviously would've gone through, so it was pretty difficult to complain." With an acting credit under his belt after releasing a critically and commercially successful debut solo album earlier this year, it seems like nobody can drag Harry down. But is there anything else he'd like to add to his resume? "Netball!" the Dunkirk star joked. "Like, professional netball. This is me announcing my netball debut. I'm just begging for a contract from some netball team." Seems like the singer/actor is about to become a triple threat! (Eonline)

Madonna's ex-boyfriend says the worn panties she sent him back in the day will hit the auction block despite legal issues, but if she wants them back ... a deal can be arranged. We got Peter Shue -- who briefly dated the Queen of Pop in 1994 -- out in Harlem and asked him about the controversy over Madonna items going up for auction ... including the panties. His take -- she gave him her worn underwear as a gift, so they're his ... and he can do whatever he wants with them. Shue seems to think a judge blocking the auction won't hold up, and Madge can place a bid like anyone else to win her panties back. Or she can call him directly ... if she still has his number. (TMZ)
Barbara Weldens Dies on Stage Mid-Concert: French Singer Was 35. French singer Barbara Weldens died unexpectedly while performing onstage during a concert in her native France. She was 35. The cause of her death remains unknown and is speculated to be electrocution, as she performed barefoot, or cardiac arrest. An investigation has been opened and an autopsy will be performed, according to La Parisien. She was performing in a church in the French village of Goudron as part of the Leo Ferre Festival when she collapsed onstage, local reports stated. Paramedics rushed to her aid but were able to revive her. Weldens won the first prize in the Jacques Brel Festival's Young Talents 2016 contest and the Pic D'Or prize and released her debut album, Le grand H de l'homme. Weldens was set to perform across France and Belgium over the coming months. "Our team is deeply disturbed by the brutal disappearance of the artist who had appeared on the stage of the Theater des Nouveaux on 20 May, during our last edition," the organizers of the Pic D'Or prize said in a statement, according to The Independent. "She was a radiant woman, talented and full of energy, and of course we are thinking of all her family and her loved ones." Weldens grew up in circuses, learning juggling, acrobatics, and trapeze with her parents, and was also a poet, according to her website. (Eonline)


Meghan McCain Releases Heartfelt Letter Following Father John McCain's Brain Cancer Diagnosis. Meghan McCain is asking for prayers after her father Senator John McCain was diagnosed with brain cancer. In a heartfelt post on social media, the Outnumbered co-host expressed her unconditional love towards her father. At the same time, she requested support after her dad learned that he had a brain tumor. "The news of my father's illness has affected every one of us in the McCain family," Meghan shared on Twitter. "My grandmother, mother, brothers, sister, and I have all endured the shock of the news, and now we live with the anxiety about what comes next." She continued, "It is an experience familiar to us, given my father's previous battle with cancer and it is familiar to the countless American families whose loved ones are also stricken with the tragedy of disease and the inevitability of age. If we could ask anything of anyone now, it would be the prayers of those of you who understand this all too well. We would be so grateful for them." While many may know John as the senator of Arizona, the Republican nominee for the 2008 presidential election and a military veteran, Meghan expressed just how strong of a father he has been away from Washington D.C. "It won't surprise you to learn that in all this, the one of us who is most confident and calm is my father. He is the toughest person I know," she shared. "The cruelest enemy could not break him. The aggressions of political life could not bend him. So he is meeting this challenge as he has every other. Cancer may afflict him in many ways: but it will not make him surrender. Nothing ever has." Back on Friday, Senator McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye. It was later revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot. "The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation," the Mayo clinic said in a statement. "The Senator's doctors say he is recovering from his surgery 'amazingly well' and his underlying health is excellent." The office of Senator McCain added, "Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain's Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate." As for daughter Meghan, she wants followers to know just how great of a dad Senator McCain has and continues to be for her. And while the future remains uncertain, the author is confident that good news will come soon. "My love for my father is boundless, and like any daughter I cannot and do not wish to be in a world without him. I have faith that those days remain far away. Yet even in this moment, my fears for him are overwhelmed by one thing above all: gratitude for our years together, and the years still to come," she wrote. "He is a warrior at dusk, one of the greatest Americans of our age, and the worthy heir to his father's and grandfather's name. But to me he is something more. He is my strength, my example, my refuge, my confidante, my teacher, my rock, my hero -- my dad.–MMM." (Eonline)

Kate Middleton and Prince William Twist Pretzels and Make Sweets In Germany. Guten morgen! Kate Middleton and Prince William continued their royal tour of Germany Thursday morning. Middleton brightened up a rainy day in Heidelberg in a Jenny Packham dress, and the Duchess of Cambridge finished her look with Monsoon Fleur espadrilles and an Alexander McQueen bag. Their first stop was a visit to the German Cancer Research Institute, where they got a briefing on leukemia. Wearing lab coats, the couple took turns looking at cells through a microscope. "Ladies first!" William said. After taking a peek, his wife said, "It's in 3D, too, which is amazing." The duo talked with the board of directors, including Nobel Prize winner Harald zur Hausen, and British stem cell biologist Dr. Michael Milsom gave them a tour of one of the laboratories. "We are very proud that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to visit the DKFZ," Dr. Michael Baumann, chairman and scientific chair of the institute, said. "They have made a clear gesture, which underlines the great importance of medical research for our society." His colleague, commercial chairman Dr. Josef Puchta, added, "The decision to come to the DKFZ also serves to show that we are recognized internationally as a leading research institution." Next on the agenda: a visit to Heidelberg's traditional market square. After a brief lesson from local apprentice Andreas Goebes, Kate put on an apron so she and William could try their hand at pretzel making. Mayor Eckart Wuerzner looked on as the duo twisted the dough. Kate had trouble assembling the pretzel loop, so she decided to step back and let her husband take the lead. Once William was done, the crowd him a round of applause. In addition to sampling some cake, they also "made sweeties" and enjoyed locally brewed beer. Later in the day, the couple competed in a boat race. The royal family arrived in Germany Wednesday after touring Poland for two days; Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their parents and stole the show as they hit the tarmac. (Eonline)

Ciara Is ''So Proud'' of Her 3-Year-Old Son for Landing First Modeling Campaign With Gap. What a debut! Ciara's son Future Zahir Wilburn just landed his very first modeling campaign at an impressive 3-years-old. Gap Kids cast the adorable toddler in their back to school advertisements, and boy is Future's smile contagious! The R&B songstress couldn't help but share her excitement over her eldest child's official entrance into show biz. "Waking up in Beijing to see my little nugget on the front page of Gap.com! Holding back these happy tears! I'm so proud," CiCi wrote. She continued, "Future Zahir has booked his first commercial campaign with #GapKids! I'm honestly speechless....Dreams Do Come True! Back2School". In the aww-inducing snapshot shared by Ciara, her little man flashes his pearly whites as he runs toward the camera wearing dark denim jeans, white sneakers, a collared button down and a varsity-inspired jacket with asteroid and dinosaur patches. It's no surprise Ciara and hubby Russell Wilson encouraged Future to pursue a future in modeling. After all, have you seen his many red carpet appearances?! At the 2017 Kids' Choice Sports Awards a few weeks back, the aspiring catwalk king dominated the red carpet with his stepdad. Ciara also shared a video of her son beatboxing just prior to his award show arrival that evening, further proving Future is a total natural in front of the camera. It's certainly been an exciting time for Ciara's family, especially with the arrival of their newborn daughter Sienna Princess in late April. Soon after her birth, an insider told E! News little Future is "happy to have a sister" and is "so cute" while playing with her. Congratulations to Future on his big gig! (Eonline)

Mickey Mouse Helps Foster Parents Tell Two Kids They're Being Adopted. Disney World really is "the most magical place on earth." No one understands that better than Courtney Gilmour and Tom Gilmour of Portland, Pa., who had fostered 12-year-old Janielle Gilmour and 10-year-old Elijah Gilmour for the last three years. Unbeknownst to the kids, the couple had just finalized their adoption papers when they visited Florida in May. "It had originally been planned as a trip to the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando that they do every couple of years, but it was the kids' spring break and we decided to take them to Disney World, too," Courtney tells E! News. "We didn't want to be the people who took their kids to Orlando and didn't take them to Disney World. So, we found an extra 24 hours that we were able to do it. We did Disney World first, then the Star Wars Celebration." When the Gilmour family checked into the Magic Kingdom park, each member was given a button to write down his or her reasons for celebrating. "We didn't have the adoption date until the Friday before our vacation, but once we got it I thought, 'How cool would it be to give a sign to Mickey?'" she says. "When we got down there we sent out pictures on Twitter of our buttons. Ours said, 'Adopting Our Kids.' Theirs said, 'Getting Adopted.' The people from Disney World's Twitter reached out to us and asked, 'How can we help make this extra special?'" She had no clue how special the moment would be: "I thought it meant we were getting a dessert!" "We went to dinner, and by the time we got back they e-mailed me again to set up a private meet and greet with Mickey," says Courtney, who filmed the moment inside the Town Street Theater and shared the footage with friends via Facebook July 6. "The video shows the rest." The video showed Mickey Mouse signing the children's autograph books and performing a silly card trick. The character then presented them with a sign with a date written across it: May 24, 2017, the day they would officially be adopted. Upon seeing it, both kids burst into tears of joy. As Courtney wrote in her caption, Janielle and Elijah were over the moon. "This went better than we had hoped," she said. "They were beyond shocked and we were beyond emotional." Since the video went viral -- nearly 2 million people have watched it -- the Gilmour family has received thousands of kind comments. "The response has been awesome and overwhelming," Courtney admits to E! News. "I was just sharing it to share it but it's taken on a life of its own." Courtney adds, "Its put foster care in a positive light that doesn't always get shone." Now that the adoption has been finalized, Courtney says, "It feels different in that you don't have to run things by other people, you can make those decisions as a family now. It's their first real summer and we're calling it their summer of freedom. It's amazing to see them live freely." (Eonline)

Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson might be shacking up together in a new crib ... kinda. Khloe and her NBA superstar BF spent their Wednesday house hunting in L.A. We're told they're not buying a house together ... he's looking to rent a place in the Hollywood Hills or the Valley where he and Khloe can stay when they're in the city. She has a house in Calabasas -- Bieber's old house -- about an hour's drive from Hollywood... We're told Tristan's budget is around $60k a month, and he wants to rent through September. Khloe's said she'd marry Tristan if he proposed ... maybe this is the first step. (TMZ)

While Snapchat investors may have swooned over new wedding pictures of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel and his blushing bride, Miranda Kerr, they are peeved that Spiegel is said to be floating around on a megayacht in Europe as Snap stock sinks. Spiegel -- who in May married Kerr, who wore a Grace Kelly-inspired dress -- gave himself a $800 million bonus for taking his company, Snap Inc., public in March at a $33 billion valuation. But this week, Snap shares hit a fresh low, and the social-media company is now worth less than half its peak value. Shares are down nearly 30 percent in the past three months as analysts criticized Snap's ability to "innovate and improve its ad product this year." Meanwhile, sources say Spiegel is rumored to be sailing off the coast of Italy, then possibly on to Greece, with his bro buddies on the 70-meter -- superyacht Joy, which rents for up to 840,000 euros (about $967,415) for just a week. One incensed Snap investor told Page Six, "Where are the shareholders' yachts? Evan is chilling on the coast while Snap burns under Facebook competition. He's feasting on Italian delicacies while shareholders starve. 'Let them eat losses!' " The problems for Snap -- whose reps didn't get back to us -- are stacking up. The company's first-quarter revenue and user growth fell short of Wall Street expectations. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg -- who reportedly floated a $3 billion takeover offer of Snap in late 2013 and was famously rebuffed by Spiegel -- has developed a similar platform to Snapchat on Facebook and Instagram, cutting into Snapchat's user numbers. "The death knell for Snapchat was Instagram Stories," David Pierpont, of digital agency Ansira, told CNBC a week ago. "When we saw that, we said, 'It's over.' " As he owns more than 90 million shares of Snap, Spiegel, 27, is one of the world's youngest billionaires. But the drop has slashed the value of his net worth from $6 billion to around $3.6billion. More rose, Signore Spiegel? (Page Six)

Art dealer/artist Tony Shafrazi is seemingly courting Leo DiCaprio's ex -- 25-year-old model Toni Garrn -- online. Shafrazi -- who's pals with DiCaprio and known for helping launch the -- careers of Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat -- has been leaving flirty comments on German bombshell Garrn's Instagram feed. After she posted a pic in bed, the art insider publicly commented: "I Will Marry you Right Now and would like a Dozen Children when you are ready, with the least inconvenience, pain or headaches. Just more like you! He added emojis of a dolphin and a four-leaf clover with, "Imagine how great that would be for the world of JoyHealth & Happiness." Indeed! He commented on another pic of the beauty posing in Spain, "Good Morning" with a heart. (Page Six)
R. Kelly is guilty of pampering women with so much luxury they become dependent on him and don't want to leave, even though they can ... according to family members of one of the women. Our sources, related to the woman -- who was 20 when she moved in with Kelly last year -- say she met him backstage during a concert meet and greet. She communicated with the singer for about 6 months before he asked her to live with him ... and she agreed. However, we're told the woman -- who is not an aspiring singer like Joycelyn Savage -- has been free to leave Kelly's pads in Illinois and Georgia ... and has done so on multiple occasions. We're told she's flown out-of-state, unaccompanied to visit family. She's never stayed longer than a week and always returned to Kelly, who she describes as "her man." So, why does she stay? Our sources say the woman has been flown to Beverly Hills for shopping sprees, and Kelly also buys high-priced handbags, lingerie, shoes and spa trips for all of the girlfriends. We're told Kelly openly says he "wants to shower them in luxury." Not that they think Kelly is totally innocent. One family member believes Kelly has a "calculating, methodical process to groom naive girls" -- and confirmed he takes their smartphones. The woman has never mentioned any physical abuse ... nor has her family seen evidence of it. While they don't see anything criminal about Kelly's tactics, they feel he uses psychological abuse to make the girils fully reliant on him. (TMZ)

Dallas PD has suspended the assault investigation stemming from an incident where a man was allegedly knocked out by Ezekiel Elliott ... TMZ Sports has confirmed. The incident went down at Clutch Bar in Dallas Sunday night. Multiple witnesses have told us they observed Elliott punch a man in the face after a heated discussion. A rep for Dallas PD confirms they've suspended their investigation 'cause they haven't been able to get a hold of the victim. "Dallas detectives made several attempts to contact the victim through various ways but at this time have not been able to make contact. To date no witnesses have come forward to provide any additional information about this incident." For Zeke's part, his reps have said he wasn't arrested or charged with any crime. (TMZ)

Another one of Cecil the Lion's sons has died the same way his father did -- shot and killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe. Xanda -- a 6-year-old in his prime and himself the father of several young cubs -- was reportedly killed by professional hunter Richard Cooke ... the same guy who killed Xanda's brother. Cecil was killed 2 years ago and his death -- at the hands of American dentist Walter Palmer -- sparked international outrage. Xanda was found dead still wearing an electronic collar just outside the Hwange National Park. The park released a statement saying, "We can't believe that now, 2 years since Cecil was killed, that his oldest Cub #Xanda has met the same fate. When will the Lions of Hwange National Park be left to live out their years as wild born free lions should?" (TMZ)


A Behind the Scenes Look at Kelsea Ballerini's New Music Video "Legends." What could Kelsea Ballerini's biggest fear on set be? Stepping into horse poop... The Grammy-nominated singer co-wrote "Legends" with Hillary Lindsey and producer Forest Glen Whitehead. Ballerini says "'Legends' is one of the first songs I wrote for the record and every time I've listened to it, I find a different meaning." The single gives a feeling of a spiritual successor to her "fantasy-themed" platinum hit "Peter Pan." When asked about her experience with making the music video, she says she loves "being hands on, writing songs and having a vision in my head, it's fun to collaborate with directors and having lyrics come to life." Ballerini, who is signed to Black River Entertainment, takes you on a tale of her "crazy, tragic, epic" romance. She says she wrote the song from the prospective of a breakup. She compares it the loss of a loved one, whether that be a "loss of love or death." "It brings me back to the heartbreak I wrote it from, it makes me think of my fans and the journey we've shared, and now I sing it from the perspective of a legendary love story. I hope everyone hears something in it that brings them to a place of nostalgia and is as excited as I am to begin this next chapter together." The songstress has had a long-awaited return from her debut album, The First Time, which landed her #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart for her first three singles off the album. She says that "Legends" is just the beginning of her second chapter. You can catch Ballerini as the featured supporting artist on Lady Antebellum's "You Look Good" tour this summer. "Legends" is digitally available now. (Eonline)

The Who Warm Up For Vegas Residency with 'Tonight Show' Mini-Set. The Beatles and the Stones. Floyd and Zeppelin. Queen. The Kinks. Whatever way you cut it, the Brits have a ridiculous number of entries in any pub conversation on the "biggest rock bands of all time." The Who will always be in that conversation. The veteran rockers warmed up for their forthcoming Las Vegas residency with a pair of performances on The Tonight Show. Powered by surviving members Pete Townshend and singer Roger Daltrey (the Who's peerless drummer Keith Moon died in 1978 and bassist John Entwistle passed away in 2002), the Hall of Famers got it going with a rendition of their 1967 classic "I Can See For Miles" and their early '80s number "You Better You Bet" as a web exclusive. Pete Townshend even let rip with a windmill. The Caesars Palace residency runs from July 29 to Aug. 11. (Billboard)

JAY-Z's '4:44' Set for Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart, French Montana Heading for Top 5 Debut. JAY-Z's 4:44 will likely spend a second week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart next week, according to industry forecasters, while French Montana's new Jungle Rules could bow in the top five. The former may earn more than 100,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 20, while the latter could tally around 50,000 units. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new Aug. 5-dated Billboard 200 chart (where JAY-Z is aiming for a second week at No. 1) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard's websites on Sunday, July 23. 4:44 debuted at No. 1, granting JAY-Z his 14th chart-topping album. It bowed with 262,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 13, according to Nielsen Music. If 4:44 spends a second frame at No. 1, it will give JAY-Z a cumulative total of 25 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Of his 14 No. 1 albums, eight have spent a single week at No. 1 (including 4:44), while four have racked up two weeks at No. 1. Two of his chart-toppers clocked three or more weeks at No. 1: Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (five weeks at No. 1) and The Blueprint (three weeks at No. 1). As for French Montana, Jungle Rules -- his second studio album -- could earn him his highest-charting effort yet. If it bows at No. 3 or higher, it will surpass the No. 4 peak of his 2013 debut set, Excuse My French. French Montana will likely be the only debuting title in next week's top 10, as the next-highest new entry will likely come from Coldplay's Kaleidoscope EP, which may launch somewhere in the top 20. (Billboard)

Harry Styles Made a Wish (And it Sorta Came True) on 'Tonight Show'. He's only 23, but Harry Styles is an old hand at late night TV. The British pop singer sat for a chat with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show and, as he did during his weeklong residency on James Corden's Late Late Show, cheekily angled for the boss' job. During their back-and-forth, the pair discussed Christopher Nolan's WWII epic Dunkirk, in which Styles stars, and Fallon coaxed his guest into making a wish by blowing into a so-called magical jade bottle, a gift from Stevie Nicks. After a pause for effect, Styles squeezed some air into the vessel and cast his spell. Job done. The girls in the audience screamed and, like magic, Fallon clutched his chest and went down. The ex-One Direction heartthrob seized the moment and snatched the vacant seat. And yes, it was all a big set up. Fallon bounced back as he always does. (Billboard)

Metallica Invite an Adorable Young Fan to Take Lars Ulrich's Spot Behind the Drums. There's a fun section of Metallica's current set in which the band moves from their mammoth main setup to a smaller mini-stage that protrudes into the audience. James Hetfield talks a bit about the band's early days, when they played California nightclubs and couldn't afford the baffling pyrotechnic displays with which they currently tour, and they rip into a shitkicking version of "Seek and Destroy," from their classic first album Kill 'Em All. As our friends at Stereogum point out, during a recent show in Detroit, Lars Ulrich took Hetfield's monologue as an opportunity to lift a little girl named Kendalynn out of the crowd, give her some sticks, and put her behind the drum set. Maybe he was starting to take all of James's stuff about the glory of their younger days to heart. The kid pulled off an impressive little snare roll and bashed the hi-hats a few times, and then Lars took over for the beginning of the proper song. (Billboard)

R. Kelly's gotta believe there's no such thing as bad publicity now -- he has 14 upcoming shows planned and there's still huge demand for tickets ... amid allegations he's running a "cult." Kelly's gigs were already scheduled before the scandal broke, but all of them are still scheduled ... starting July 28 in Virginia Beach and running through October 8 in Ontario, Cali. We reached out to all of the venues -- 11 confirmed nothing's changed. In fact, some ... like the Chene Park Amphitheatre in Detroit, told us they've been getting a high volume of calls this week alone and are almost sold out. Others told us they hadn't even received angry calls from customers over the claims R. Kelly is holding women against their will. The only hiccup we've seen to this point is people in Baton Rouge asking for refunds on his August 12 show, but we're told ticket sales remain steady. Translation: business as usual for R. Kelly. (TMZ)


Charlize Theron didn't break a sweat while filming sex scenes with another woman on the set of her latest film, Atomic Blonde. The 41-year-old actress told Extra on Tuesday that working on those scenes with Sofia Boutella was "really easy." "With Sofia, it was easy just because we're both dancers and you have to choreograph those scenes quite a bit," she said. "Otherwise, they just become silly. There is a technical aspect to it, so with her, it was really easy because she thinks like me because we're dancers." Theron said the scene was shot in 45 minutes and that filming racy scenes with men was a bit different than working with women. "With the guys, they're not dancers, so, it takes a bit more work," she said. Despite the extra work, the Oscar-winning actress admitted that she enjoys filming sex scenes with both men and women. "Doing a love scene with guys is different, but I enjoy both." The actress recently turned heads at the Berlin premiere of the film wearing an ensemble worthy of her kickass on-screen persona. She owned the red carpet in a white cotton triangle bralette with Christian Dior-branded straps and band, as well as a white leather Dior mini skits, with a high rise and slight boning through the waist. Atomic Blonde is out in theaters July 28. (People)
'To the Bone' Star Lily Collins on Why the Fashion Industry Needs to Discuss Runway Sizes. The young actress, soon to be seen in Amazon's 'The Last Tycoon,' hopes her Netflix dramedy will help spark a renewed discussion about eating disorders. When Lily Collins' new film To The Bone premiered on Netflix last Friday, she was traveling to Italy to take some much-needed time off. The 28-year old actress began her vacation at the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest where she accepted the festival's breakout actor award. Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To the Bone also stars Keanu Reeves as a doctor specializing in eating disorder treatment. Both Noxon, who penned the film based on her life, and Collins suffered from anorexia and have been outspoken about the disease's impact on their lives. Collins tells THR in Ischia that she took the role to add to the discussion about eating disorders. "I don't think we are starting the conversation," she says, "but we are making it louder, which is very important." Collins, who started out as a model, believes the fashion industry in particular would benefit from a renewed discussion on the health of models. "I think the BMI conversation was really important," she said about France's regulations that runway models must have a body mass index of at least 18 and a doctor's note to walk. "But then you do watch fashion shows and you do see extremely small girls walking down the runway, and a lot of them are really young and haven't become women yet," she says. "It's like their body shape hasn't changed. Some girls look like they're about to pass out. I think there's still a conversation to be had there about runway sizes." Collins adds that she's often frustrated with ill-informed discussions around eating disorders, when the public criticizes models or celebrities for being too thin. "I hate that because you just don't know if someone is struggling. I was a victim of that when I was losing the weight for this movie," she says. "I was photographed looking a certain way, and all of a sudden it was like plastered everywhere, and I wasn't allowed to talk about the movie yet." Collins is next jumping to Amazon with the series The Last Tycoon, about the power struggles of early Hollywood studio executives, premiering on July 28. "They've just given me a lot of juicy, cool things to do," she says of her role as Celia Brady, an ambitious young woman navigating a decidedly male world. "It's the 1930s and there was a lot going on that I think a lot of people don't realize were going on in the 1930s, and Celia gets to experience a lot of them. "She wants to be a producer, so she starts working her way up from the ground up. She goes to all the different departments and she meets some incredible people on the way, and amazing guest stars come in." Collins is optimistic that the show will extend beyond its current first season. "Hopefully we get to go into more seasons," she says. "It's brilliantly written. And there are so many different relationships and stories going on. It would be a shame not to be able to share them all." (Hollywood Reporter)

'The Crown' Helps Boost U.K. Creative Sector Support to Record $900M. More than 2,070 films and 205 high-end TV productions have benefitted since the U.K. tax relief program was established. The U.K.'s creative sector welcomed more than £700 million ($907 million) in government support over the last year, according to newly released official statistics. The record figure was reached thanks to support for TV shows such as Netflix's award-winning series The Crown, and indie film Lady Macbeth, which both benefited from tax incentives. "Worth £4.3 billion ($5.6 billion) to the economy, U.K. film is the country's fastest growing sector, employing over 66,000 people," said British Film Institute CEO Amanda Nevill. "The U.K. is one of the world's most important production hubs and the tax reliefs for the screen industries have enabled this unprecedented growth across the country, creating jobs and supporting businesses from Belfast to Bradford. Vitally, they have also allowed creativity to flourish and our world class filmmaking talent to shine with productions from Trainspotting and Lady Macbeth through to Wonder Woman and Game of Thrones." Since the introduction of the various tax relief programs over the past five year, more than 2,070 films, 295 videogames and 205 high-end TV productions have benefited. (Hollywood Reporter)


Ryan Seacrest Is Officially Returning as American Idol's Host. Seacrest in! It's official: Ryan Seacrest will be back as the host of American Idol when it returns on ABC. It was announced that Seacrest, who hosted all 15 seasons of Idol's run on Fox, would be back in action on the Thursday, July 20 show of Live With Kelly and Ryan. Kelly Ripa announced his return. "Very exciting," Seacrest said on the show. "First of all, I don't know if you've ever been in a 15 year relationship and for a reason you really don't know you break up... I thought, 'Gosh, it'd be great to get back together at some point... " "You make that show, you are the heart and soul," Ripa said. After ending in 2016, American Idol's return was officially announced on Good Morning America on May 9, with ABC president Ben Sherwood saying in a statement, "America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol." "It's genuinely hard to put into words what American Idol means to me," Seacrest said in a statement. "I'm so grateful for the show and all the career and life opportunities it's allowed me to experience. It's been an incredible journey from day one. To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney|ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal. I believe ABC is the perfect home for Idol, and I've every confidence the show's legions of fans will love it -- especially Idol's best traditions of showcasing heartwarming stories, remarkable talent discovery, and, best of all, making dreams come true." When it comes to Seacrest's jam-packed schedule, which including serving as Live With Kelly and Ryan's new co-host and his daily morning radio show, it looks like American Idol will air on Sunday nights, freeing him up to continue his weekly duties. He told Ripa she could come any weekend. Ahead of the official announcement that Idol would be returning, Seacrest discussed the possibility of returning as host on Live With Kelly and Ryan, saying the move from Fox to ABC would be a good one for him, saying, "I said, 'Well, that's kind of good to know, I work here!'" While he was hesitant to say he would for sure return, his co-host made it clear she wanted him to do it. "I know that you're busy in the mornings, I get it. I understand its hard doing double duty -- you've got the radio show, you've got this. But your nights are free you don't have that much to do. You can do this!" she said. "You can disconnect for that! On the days where it is the day after, you won't even have to think, I will do it all!" In the release, ABC said "Seacrest will help reinvigorate the series that pioneered a new genre of television, staying true to the heart of the show by sharing inspiring stories and turning dreams into reality." American Idol will return in the 2017-18 season on ABC. (Eonline)

Lena Dunham Joins American Horror Story Season 7. Welcome another new face to the world of American Horror Story! Ryan Murphy just announced on Twitter that Lena Dunham will be joining the fray this season. "Thrilled that my talented friend Lena Dunham is joining the AMERICAN HORROR STORY family. Always wanted to work together, and now we r!" he tweeted. Dunham joins an ever-growing list of cast members, including vets Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, alongside newbies like Billy Eichner, Billie Lourd, and Colton Haynes. Of course, no details are available about any characters, and the only thing we know about the theme is that it relates to the 2016 election. Murphy said the official title will be revealed July 20. In the meantime, the super-producer has been posting clues as to what we can expect this season, including a person covered in bees. (BEES?!) Earlier this year, Murphy told us that while Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be a part of the season, they will be seen on TV and not played by actors. "The first 10 minutes of the season, this season, takes place in a very eerie macabre way on election night and there's something terrible that happens in the lives of our characters on election night as they're watching it all go down," Murphy told us. "Which in itself was a horror story, so it's like a horror story upon a horror story." And don't expect the season to depict the election literally. "Horror Story is always about allegory, so the election is allegory," he continued. "It's our jumping off point. It is about the election we just went through and what happened on that night and the fallout of that night, which to many people, from all sides of the camps is a horror story. And you know, that show is always so fun when it's about the zeitgeist and what we're doing now." AHS will be Dunham's first major role on a drama series, and her first TV role since Girls ended earlier this year. American Horror Story season seven premieres this fall on FX. (Eonline)

Forest Whitaker Is Joining Empire in Season 4. Get ready for even more star power. Empire's list of A-list talent has just added another name: Forest Whitaker. Fox announced on Wednesday that the Oscar-winner is set to join the hit drama in its upcoming fourth season, guest-starring in multiple episodes. Whitaker is taking on the role of Uncle Eddie, a charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment's 20th anniversary. Whitaker's role on Empire reunites him with the series' creator Lee Daniels, whom he worked with on Lee Daniels' The Butler. Recently, Whitaker starred in Arrival and Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story, and he'll next be seen in Marvel's Black Panther. So yeah, he's kind of a big deal. And the celebrated actor and director isn't the only big name set to appear in the new season, as Demi Moore has also joined the cast as Lucious' nurse. other big names that have appeared on Empire include Mariah Carey, Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs, Nia Long and more. On Sept. 27, Fox viewers can look forward to a crossover event between Empire and Star, Daniels' other musical drama. Star's Queen Latifah will appear in Empire's premiere at 8 p.m., while Empire fan-favorite Jussie Smollett will stop by Star, airing at 9 p.m. Empire returns on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. on Fox. (Eonline)
The world hasn't seen the last of Ferrari, the guy that came between Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian, because he's negotiating with "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" to join the cast ... if the price is right. We're told Ferrari is "far along" in hashing out the details. Contracts have been circulated but not signed, and the unresolved issue is money. We're told he feels the show is lowballing him. Production sources say producers are into Ferrari's brashness ... specifically that he is unashamed and will go toe-to-toe with anybody. The fact that he owned the naked pics of him and Chyna are a plus ... at least the way the show sees it. Ferrari's moved on and has already hooked up with someone else, and that relationship will be featured on the show ... assuming, of course, it lasts. (TMZ)

HBO, BBC Drama From 'Happy Valley' Writer Finds Its Star. HBO and BBC One's upcoming drama from Happy Valley creator Sally Wainwright has found its star. Suranne Jones, the British actress known for Coronation Street and Doctor Foster, has been cast as the lead in Gentleman Jack, formerly known as Shibden Hall. The eight-part series will tell the story of lesbian English landowner Anne Lister and how she set out to marry a wealthy heiress during the Industrial Revolution. The drama focuses on Anne and her determination to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home, Shibden Hall, by marrying well. Anne is a charismatic, single-minded, swashbuckling landowner who charms her way into high society, ignores convention and sets out to marry a wealthy woman. The story examines Anne's relationships at home with her family, her servants, her tenants and her industrial rivals -- and, most importantly, with her would-be-wife, the wealthy heiress Ann Walker. To restore Shibden Hall to its former glory, Anne must reopen her coal mines and marry well. But she has no intention of marrying a man. True to her own nature, she plans to marry a woman. And not just any woman: The woman Anne Lister marries must be seriously wealthy. Every part of Anne's story is based in historical fact, recorded in the four million words of her diaries that contain the most intimate details of her life, once hidden in a secret code that is now broken. Gentleman Jack is set to start filming next year in Yorkshire. The project was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, and Piers Wenger. Executive producers include Wainwright, Faith Penhale for Lookout Point and Wenger for BBC One. (Hollywood Reporter)


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