Michael Buble Says His Son Noah's Cancer Diagnosis Forever Changed Him: 'I Am Different'. After overcoming one of the most difficult times of his life, Michael Buble is a changed man. "Listen, I am different," the Grammy winner, whose 5-year-old son Noah is in remission from liver cancer after a devastating diagnosis two years ago, tells PEOPLE exclusively in its latest cover story. "You don't go through big things in your life, dramatic things like I've gone through or my wife has gone through without it having an effect on you." Two years ago, just three minutes before he was set to perform in London, Buble receiving a shocking text from his wife, Argentinean actress Luisana Lopilato, 31, that shocked him to his core: his firstborn son, then just 3 years old, was facing cancer. Immediately putting their lives and careers on hold, the Vancouver-based couple moved to California and stayed by Noah's bedside for the next seven months as he received life-saving care, including chemotherapy. "Everyone understood in my world what my priority was," says Buble, 43, who is fiercely protective of his son's privacy and declines to elaborate on the details of Noah's treatment. "We all go through things. You just hope you learn something about yourself and you learn something about the people with you." Both his and Lopilato's extended families relocated to Los Angeles for support, and his loved ones "are who I thought they were," he says. "Obviously everything can be super stressful, but I got some superheroes in my life." Now with all three of his children healthy and at home, the star, who is also dad to 21/2-year-old son Elias and welcomed his daughter Vida in July, is facing life -- and love -- with a new outlook. "I don't think I feel very nervous for anything anymore," he says about seeing the bigger picture. "The perspective that I have on life now allows me to understand that I don't have to sweat the small stuff. I want there to be a purity, and I want there to be a focus on relationships and kindness. I'm spending my time doing things I love and with people I love, for people I love." Though he wasn't always positive he would return to the recording studio, the star felt the best way to thank his fans for their support over the last two years was through music. He teamed up with producer David Foster, and the pair focused on joy over pain through the recording process. "I said, 'I don't know if I'm gonna go back, but if I do, I just want it to be happy,'" recalls Buble. Emphasizing that he "never" fell out of love with music, Buble insists he just "needed to put it aside" until he and his family were ready for him to get back into the spotlight. "Coming back was really beautiful," he says, adding that the positivity he received from strangers gave him a "real faith" in humanity. "I feel like every performance, every time I meet somebody on the street, it's really an opportunity to look them in the eye and express my appreciation and how grateful we are for their love and their compassion." Heading out on tour for the first time in three years in February, Buble -- who wrote the nostalgic track "Forever Now" off his new album Love for his kids -- is purposefully scaling back the number of performances so he can continue focusing on his family. "It's important not to lose sight of what makes you most happy, and what makes me most happy is being with my kids," he says. "I want them to have that steady kind of presence in their life." Before hitting the road, however, the entertainer will have a very packed house for the holidays -- and that's exactly the way he likes it. "If you think I like Christmas, then double that by a zillion," he says. "My favorite thing in the whole universe is just having my sisters and all their kids and my kids and blasting Christmas songs and dancing for hours. That's happiness right there!" (People)

Quentin Tarantino to Marry Israeli Singer Daniella Pick. The 55-year-old director of 'Pulp Fiction' and 'Inglorious Basterds' and the 35-year-old Pick to say their 'I Dos' at a ceremony in Los Angeles Wednesday night (Nov 28). Quentin Tarantino is set to marry his Israeli fiancee Daniella Pick on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, Israeli media is reporting. The 55-year-old director of Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds and the 34-year-old singer and model got engaged last year. The pair met in 2009 when Tarantino was in Israel to promote Inglourious Basterds. Pick posted pictures of her bridal shower on Instagram, with the bride-to-be wearing a short white dress and a crown of white roses. Pick is the daughter of veteran Israeli musician Svika Pick. Pick and Tarantino were together for a short time in 2009 but broke off their relationship, only reconciling in 2016. Tarantino told GQ magazine he had purposely sacrificed his personal life to concentrate on his career, although it is not clear if he was referring to Daniela. The Oscar-winning director is currently in post-production on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his period piece set during the time of the Manson killings in Los Angeles in 1969. Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning and Timothy Olyphant are part of the film's all-star cast. (Hollywood Reporter)

Jennifer Aniston Is 'Very Comfortable Where She Is' After Divorce From Justin Theroux. Better off. Jennifer Aniston is "very comfortable where she is" after her divorce from Justin Theroux, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. "She's doing her thing exactly the way she wants to do it and really enjoying life," the insider explains, noting that the Friends alum "believes that whatever her path is, it will present itself the way it should." Aniston, 49, and Theroux, 47, called it quits after less than three years of marriage in February. In August, the Dumplin' actress spoke out about the split. "First, with all due respect, I'm not heartbroken. And second, those are reckless assumptions," she told InStyle. "No one knows what's going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me. They don't know what I've been through medically or emotionally." For more on Aniston's life after her split -- including how therapy has helped her move on from Theroux -- pick up the new issue of Us Weekly on newsstands now! (UsWeekly)

How Emily Blunt Turned John Krasinski Into an Emotional Wreck. Devil Wears Prada superfan John Krasinski has a new favorite Emily Blunt movie. The 39-year-old actor is known to cry when he sees his 35-year-old wife in her element (as he did when he heard her sing in 2014's Into the Woods). But Krasinski took things to a new level when he recently saw her perform in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins Returns (in theaters Dec. 19). "We just screened it for my family over the holidays," Krasinski shared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday. "I tried to prepare [my daughters] for how emotional it is. The first time I ever saw it, they gave you a tissue box in the screening room. I was like, 'Oh that's very nice. I don't have a cold.' And they started screening the movie and 25 minutes into it, I stood up and went to the back of the room. And Emily said, 'Do you not like it? I've never seen this happen.'" Overcome with emotion, the director of A Quiet Place went into a panic. "I was pushing through all the bagels and muffins that were in the back looking for napkins. I was like, 'I need anything to stop this crying!' I was crying so much! I blew through the tissue box in 20 minutes. I had to go to the napkins, and then when I ran out of the napkins, it was all sweater," the actor continued. "Just a lot of [wiping my eyes and saying], 'Oh, it's so beautiful!'" It's easy to understand why seeing his wife taking on a role made famous by Julie Andrews 54 years ago made Krasinski emotional. "It's honestly one of the most beautiful films," the actor told Ellen DeGeneres. "I think it's exactly what everybody needs for the holidays. It's pure joy!" (Eonline)

Why Rachel McAdams Is Happy She ''Waited a Long Time'' to Become a Mom. Rachel McAdams is not like a regular mom, she's a cool mom. The Notebook star welcomed a baby boy in April and in the months following becoming a mother, she has realized it's the best role she's ever played. "It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me, hands down," the 40-year-old recently told the Sunday Times. And while she devoted almost half of her life to being an actress, she was more than happy to put down the scripts for a short time in exchange for diapers and bottles. "[People say] your life is not your own anymore," McAdams explained. "But I had 39 years of me, I was sick of me, I was so happy to put the focus on some other person. I waited a long time [for motherhood]." For her, it was just a matter of waiting until the "right time" came around. Or, more accurately, the right man walked into her life. And much to the dismay of Notebook fanatics, Ryan Gosling didn't quite fit the mold. Instead, she found her match with screenwriter Jamie Linden. They live a "gypsy life" with their son in Los Angeles, Calif., although they somehow manage to avoid the ever-present flashing lights of the paparazzi's cameras. As a protective mother, Rachel strives to maintain the utmost privacy for their son, going so far as keeping his name a secret from the public. She explained, "I want to keep his life private, even if mine isn't." But she did reveal some minor details of her life at home. Like how she hasn't fallen victim to the endless scrolling on social media, and how her makeup artist sister does her glam. She also revealed that they keep television to a minimum in their home because of their desire to lessen her son's exposure to screens. As an actress you would think she'd miss watching television, but she is more than happy to shut off the TV in favor of spending time with her baby. "I'm having more fun being a mum than I've ever had. Everything about it is interesting and exciting and inspiring to me. Even the tough days -- there's something delightful about them," the Disobedience star gushed. That's so fetch! (Eonline)

It's Priyanka Chopra's world and Nick Jonas is not just living in it ... he's living it up. Nick and Priyanka were decked out in traditional Indian suits in her hometown of Mumbai Wednesday as they kicked off pre-wedding festivities. Priyanka wore an embroidered pastel blue suit and Nick sported a pink kurta. They were outside Priyanka's parents' house as they headed to a puja -- think prayer service. The couple's reportedly getting married this coming weekend in Jodhpur ... which is about a 12-hour drive outside of New Delhi. Nick's been 100 percent committed to following Indian traditions leading up to the big day. Remember ... the couple had a roka ceremony at their engagement party. They're both "all in" -- bindis and all -- as the countdown continues. (TMZ)

Will Smith Opens Up About His Strong Relationship With Son Trey After Revealing They "Struggled For Years." Will Smith is the king of social media, and he's taking a moment to (mostly) put jokes aside and get serious for a few moments. Will and his family have always been an open book, whether it involves recalling "failing miserably" at one point in his marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith or completely slaying the "In My Feelings" competition. His most recent Instagram post is no different. On Monday, the I Am Legend star posted a video on his page that doubled as a montage to his 26-year-old son, Trey Smith. He spoke to the camera while wearing a very lush-looking robe and said, "So I'm in Abu Dhabi at the F1. I brought my son Trey. We've been hanging and I usually take my kids separately on stuff so they have their individual daddy time." While he spoke, images of he and Trey slid across the screen. He continued, "So we've been doing this, hanging at the F1, and he said, 'You know what dad? I just realized you're not just my dad.' He paused and said, 'I'm pretty sure you're my best friend.'" At this point, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air's eyes looked like they were welling up a bit. Although this was an emotional conversation between the father and son, Will of course imbued the explanation of their interaction with a bit of humor. "I was like, [exhale], yeah man, prolly," he said. "Prolly." The significance and meaning behind the video didn't just come out of the blue. Will revealed that it hasn't always been smooth sailing between the two of them, especially after Will divorced Trey's mom, Sheree Zampino. "It has not always been like this between Trey & I," Will wrote as the caption of the video. "We STRUGGLED FOR YEARS after my Divorce from his Mother. He felt betrayed & abandoned." However, the two have clearly come a long, long way since those darker days. "It is a Wild Blessing to recover & restore a Loving Relationship with My Beautiful Son!" he concluded. Although Will and Sheree are longer married, the two have an invaluable presence in the other family's life. On Nov. 16, Will posted a tribute to Sheree on her birthday that included a photo of the two of them holding a baby Trey. "Happy Bday, @shereezampino. BestBabyMamaEver! :-) I Love You, Ree-Ree," he wrote. Sheree replied with praise of her own both to Will and Jada. "Awwwwwwwww...thank you baby daddy!!!!!! I love you back! And thank you @treysmith0011 for being the reason we came together. And to @jadapinkettsmith for being an understanding, secure, and absolutely AMAZING wife, mother, Bonus-mom, and Co-parenting partner!" she commented back. Jada and Sheree are friends now, despite getting off to a bit of a rocky start. The two women talked about their relationship on an episode of Jada's show Red Table Talk and acknowledged her missteps in the beginning of her relationship with Will. The Girls Trip star said she and Will "did not have an affair while he was married," but his commitment to Jada began soon after his split from his first wife. "Because I did not understand marriage, I didn't understand divorce," Jada said on the show. "I will say that I probably should have fell back." The two of them have let bygones be bygones and their two families remain extremely intertwined. At one point, it was quite literal. Jada revealed that she and Sheree were holding each other tight after Will jumped out of a helicopter over the Grand Canyon on his 50th birthday. Clearly, Will and Trey have let any hurt feelings stay in the past. Trey re-posted Will's video and wrote, "Awwwww shucks [heart emoji] you too big guy." In another photo of them at the F1, Trey said, "WE always have the BEST time." But if there's one description that encapsulates their relationship best, it's, "Dad you're my Literal Guy in Life." (Eonline)

Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman's Cancer Has Returned. Beth Chapman's cancer has returned. According to their family attorney, the 51-year-old wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter underwent surgery on Tuesday morning to treat a "life-threatening" mass in her throat. There, Andrew Brettler tells E! News in a statement, doctors discovered something no patient ever wants to hear. "I can confirm that she was hospitalized today, had surgery to remove a mass in her throat, which was determined to be cancerous. I understand that the situation is very serious. We are all concerned for her and the well-being of her family," he says. In September of 2017, the reality TV star revealed she was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer following "months of a nagging cough." She expressed shock over the unexpected diagnosis in a heartfelt letter to her fanbase. "As most of you know I've spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn't see coming and certainly never expected. I've been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty years but nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, 'You have cancer,'" Beth shared at the time. The couple went on to document Beth's fight against cancer in an A&E special titled Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives, where a pathology report ultimately revealed that she was cancer free after a 13-hour surgery. "We cannot let this experience tear us apart," she shared with her family as cameras rolled. "We need to bring us together. If this is the worst of it, then all it can be is better." According to TMZ, Beth was admitted to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles after experiencing difficulty breathing overnight. Duane "Dog" Chapman and his wife first rose to fame when they appeared on their A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter for eight seasons. The series began airing in syndication as the couple briefly appeared on CMT's Dog and Beth: On the Hunt. (Eonline)

Nicolas Cage Paying Child Support for His Grandchildren in Son's Turbulent Divorce. Nicolas Cage is taking care of responsibilities as both a father and grandfather, because he's financially helping his son cover child support payments after a nasty breakup. According to documents, obtained by The Blast, the "National Treasure" star's son, Weston, settled his ongoing divorce with his estranged wife, Danielle. Weston and Danielle have two children, 4-year-old Lucian and 2-year-old Sorin, and while Danielle has been given sole legal and primary physical custody of the kids, Weston has been allowed visitation. As part of the settlement, Weston had been ordered to pay $8,000 per month in family support, which is half of a $16,000 "monthly gift" he receives from his father, Nic. The family support consisted of helping out with car payments, rent and health insurance for his estranged wife and the two children. The documents state that Weston's obligation for "family support" will end at the beginning of the new year, but then will be responsible for child support starting January 2019. The court explains that the support will come directly from the payment Weston receives from his famous father. Both Weston and Danielle also stated they understand the "Con Air" star is "under no legal obligation" to make a monthly gift to his son, and that he could change the amount, or stop paying, at anytime he chooses. The divorce between Weston and Danielle has been volatile, and included Danielle getting a protective order during the proceedings which kept the movie star's son at least 100 yards away, unless it was during a visitation with the children. (MSN)

Katy Perry Mourns Friend and "Biggest Champion" Who Helped Start Her Music Career. Katy Perry is paying tribute to her close friend Angelica Cob-Baehler who died on Nov. 21 due to cancer. She was 47. The "Roar" singer posted a series of photos of herself on Instagram alongside Cob-Baehler and their friendship throughout the years. "Six days ago, one of my biggest champions and realest friends, Angelica Cob-Baehler moved on from this place. She was one of the strongest women I have ever known - fighting her cancer like friggin' Rocky, enduring chemo, immunotherapy, a tracheotomy, feeding tubes for months on end, and experimental cancer treatment trials," Perry began. "I watched her go through many stages for over a year, but a few things remained constant: her sarcastic/wicked sense of humor, her positive outlook, and the incredible love she had for her family." According to Variety, Cob-Baehler was a music business executive who worked for a number of record labels, including Atlantic, Virgin Records, Sony and The Firm. It was at Columbia Records where she met Perry and the two of them became confidantes. Perry's album for that record company was apparently never released. Throughout her career, Cob-Baehler also worked with John Mayer Ice Cube and his son O'Shea Jackson Jr., 30 Seconds to Mars and more. The "Chained to the Rhythm" singer wrote in her post that she and Cob-Baehler had "a lot of wins together for over 10 years" and that the executive "practically willed me into existence as a young artist when she 'stole my files' from limbo at Columbia Records and brought them to life at Capitol Records." Perry continued, "She was like a big sister to me, showing me the ropes and always having my back. She never became a yes-person and was quick to check me when I needed checking -- that was family." She revealed why she "procrastinated" posting about Cob-Baehler's death on social media. "It makes it feel a little too final," she surmised. "But I don't believe people ever really die -- she just had to leave that body behind. Out of body, and full of spirit now." Cob-Baehler is survived by her husband -- "who was the definition of ROCK" -- and two daughters, who Perry called "amazing young girls." Perry concluded, "I'll never let them forget that Angelica embodied the angel in her name, was a woman of incredible integrity and character, a massive giver, and a DOPE human being." Today marks Giving Tuesday, and Perry encouraged her fans and followers to donate money on behalf of Cob-Baehler and her favorite charity. Perry was recently named Forbes' highest-paid woman in music, beating out the likes of Taylor Swift and Beyonce, and it's clear Cob-Baehler had a tremendous impact on this achievement. Our thoughts go out to Perry and the rest of the Baehler family. (Eonline)

Conor McGregor will be living the chauffeur life for a while -- the UFC star's driver's license has been suspended for 6 MONTHS in Ireland over a 2017 speeding incident. McGregor arrived at court Wednesday morning -- in a SHARP looking suit -- in County Kildare, Ireland (population 8,412) to face the judge in a case where he was accused of doing 95 mph in a 60 in a blue Range Rover. Aside from having his driving privileges revoked, McGregor was also hit with an $1,100 fine. During the hearing, McGregor reportedly apologized to the court -- but the judge was upset and asked why Conor wasn't charged for a more serious crime, considering how dangerously the UFC star was driving. After the hearing, McGregor told RTE in Ireland, "I gotta drive safer." Funny, the punishment for speeding seems to be more harsh than Conor's punishment for throwing a steel dolly at a bus in Brooklyn earlier this year. Remember, in the case Conor was sentenced to 5 days of community service, ordered to pay for the damages and complete an anger management course. As for the driving ban, too bad for McGregor -- his fleet of cars is sick ... dude drives everything from Lamborghinis to Rolls-Royces ... even giant Proper 12 semi-trucks. Good thing he can afford a driver ... (TMZ)

A judge is siding with Tyrese, ruling there are limits when it comes to his ex-wife demanding he cover childcare costs ... especially if her activities aren't work-related. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, the judge ruled Norma Gibson can't expect Tyrese to reimburse her for babysitters to watch their 11-year-old daughter, Shayla ... if Norma's running "non-work errands" or running her household. As we first reported, Tyrese was pissed about childcare bills Norma was running up -- especially one particular day in August -- when she admitted she was merely "living life." He was also upset that, in his view, she wasn't making an effort to get a steady job. In the docs, the judge lays out what qualifies as work activities for Norma -- including developing her life coaching biz, working on her book or pursuing her art. The court says if she requires childcare while doing any of those things ... she can put that on Tyrese's tab. Tyrese had demanded a detailed, even itemized, accounting of how Norma spends her time. The judge basically said that's not a bad idea -- recommending, but not ordering, Norma to "maintain a diary of time spent on work." (TMZ)

To paraphrase Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" ... Jay-Z wants to see some black faces on a list of potential arbitrators to handle a legal battle over his company's logo, and until he does ... TMZ has learned he wants to pump the brakes on the case. According to docs, obtained by TMZ, Jay-Z's lawyers are requesting a restraining order that would put an immediate halt to the lawsuit Iconix Brand filed against him. In the docs, Jay-Z's attorney, Alex Spiro of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, says they've been given a deadline of Nov. 30 to choose an arbitrator in the case, but the list of candidates they've been given is, quite frankly, too lily white. TMZ broke the story ... Iconix Brand says it paid $204 million for merchandising rights for the Roc Nation logo. Iconix sued Jay because the logo got slapped on a bunch of MLB gear without its permission. Both sides have agreed to handle the dispute in arbitration, rather than open court. However, Jay's legal team is clearly concerned the lack of diversity could hurt their chance of getting a fair shake in the case. In the docs, they say they initially got a list of 200 potential arbitrators, NONE of whom were African-American. After they complained, they got a new list of 6 arbitrators "of color," but one of them is a partner at the law firm repping Iconix ... a clear conflict of interest. Jay-Z's team wants the restraining order, so they can determine if the other candidates have similar conflicts. Bottom line ... they need more time and more black arbitrators. (TMZ)


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