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Caitlyn Jenner is now a grandparent seven times over. Burt Jenner, the I Am Cait star's oldest son, welcomed his second child, a boy named William, last week with girlfriend Valerie Pitalo, the family announced on Instagram. The new grandparent recently paid the tot a visit and shared a sweet pair of photos to Instagram on Sunday, showing the newborn first in her arms and then sporting a tiny mohawk. "Welcome to the world William Behr Jenner. Congratulations @burtonjenner and @valeriepitalo !! Love you guys," Caitlyn, 69, wrote. The moniker might be a nod to Caitlyn -- who publicly came out as transgender in 2015 -- as her birth name was William Bruce Jenner. Burt, 40, celebrated the birth of his baby with an adorable Instagram video featuring his older son, 2-year-old Bodhi, cuddling his new brother and declaring him "nice." The race car driver, 40, is Caitlyn's first child with ex-wife Chrystie Scott, to whom she was married from 1972-81. The former couple also shares daughter Cassandra Marino, 38, while Caitlyn also has sons Brandon, 37, and Brody, 35, with ex-wife Linda Thompson, and daughters Kendall, 23, and Kylie Jenner, 21, with ex-wife Kris Jenner. As for the rest of the brood, Caitlyn is also grandparent to Marino's three children, Brandon's 3-year-old daughter Eva James and Kylie's 1-year-old daughter Stormi. Caitlyn was on hand last week at Stormi's lavish first birthday party, bringing along pal Sophia Hutchins, 22, with whom she lives in Malibu. A source told PEOPLE, however, that the romantic "and they are simply "best friends." "They consider themselves business partners," the source said. "Sophia helps manage Caitlyn's foundation and other business endeavors." (Page Six)

Soulja Boy and Blac Chyna's relationship started as a total troll job against Tyga, but just like in a rom com ... it transformed into the real deal. Sources close to the new couple tell TMZ ... when they initially started chatting a couple weeks ago by sliding into each other's DMs, they concocted a plan to piss off Tyga -- start pretending they were dating. As you know ... Tyga is Chyna's ex and Soulja Boy and Tyga have had serious beef in 2019 over who had the biggest comeback last year. So, we're told they both were down to hang out, hook up and piss off their nemesis. Then a funny thing happened -- the 2 actually started to like each other after a few dates and decided to make it official ... according to our sources. We're told they appreciate and respect that the other one has their own career rolling right now, and they feel like they can take things slow. So far, no talk about moving in together or anything too serious. As we reported, they already took things to the next level on Valentine's Day ... with a pricey shopping outing in Beverly Hills. (TMZ)

WWE stars Mike "The Miz" MizanianOpens a New Window. and his wife, Maryse, announced on Sunday, February 17, that she is pregnant with their second child. "We always said when we had a huge announcement that we would announce it right here in the WWE, in front of all of you," the professional wrestler, 38, told the crowd at the WWE Elimination Chamber on Sunday, as he removed his sunglasses while standing next to his wife. "And tonight, we got a really big announcement, so without further ado," he continued, handing the microphone to Maryse, who was wearing an iridescent purple suit. "We're having another baby!" the 36-year-old said, putting her hand on her tiny baby bump before kissing her husband. As the crowd chanted and cheered, Miz added, "Yes, I do still got it." The couple, who wed in the Bahamas in February 2014, welcomed their first child, daughter Monroe Sky, in March last year. "There are moments in life that I will never forget. My wife placing a pregnancy test in front of me saying 'congrats daddy' will always be on top," he captioned an image of himself and his wife on Instagram in September 2017 after they announced their first pregnancy at WWE Raw. "So many emotions are running through me... happiness, excited, afraid, nervous. But one thing is for sure as with everything in my life I always give it my all and I my promise to my wife @marysemizanin and to my unborn child I will give you both my all to be the best father I can be." "I have no idea what I'm doing but I will listen, learn and love the best way I know how," The Real World alum added. They learned they were expecting a girl the following month. Miz told Us Weekly in April last year that he and Maryse were already thinking about having another child just a month after welcoming their "dream baby." "Monroe has been the ultimate ... the best baby that I've ever seen in my entire life," he told Us. "I'm at her service no matter what," the doting dad added. "I've never had anyone have so much control over me." (US Weekly)

NBA star Alonzo Mourning to divorce wife after 22 years of marriage. Former NBA All-Star and Miami society fixture Alonzo Mourning is getting divorced from wife Tracy after 22 years of marriage, Page Six has learned. Sources say the pair -- who have three children together -- quietly separated a couple of months ago and are now planning to file for divorce. We're told it's quite a topic of conversation around the Heat offices, where the team's former star center now works in player development. It's unclear what led to the breakup of the marriage, but it appears to be cordial. Alonzo's official Instagram account posted about Tracy's charity work at the end of January. Somewhat awkwardly, given the split, they opened a school in North Miami named after themselves in 2009 -- the Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus. No word on who will keep it in the divorce. We're told Alonzo and Tracy are well-respected in the city, and that they're both heavily involved in charity work. The former couple are also close with Barack and Michelle Obama, with the president naming Alonzo to his council on fitness while he was in the White House, and the former first lady picking a dress from Tracy's clothing line for a holiday gift guide in People last year. They don't appear to have been photographed together in public since New Year's Eve 2017. The pair have been together since the beginning of Alonzo's pro career with the Charlotte Hornets, and they married in 1997 in Anguilla. Seven-time All-Star Alonzo won an NBA Championship with the Heat in 2006. In 2009, he became the first Heat player to have his number, 33, retired by the team. A rep declined to comment. (PageSix)

Aaron Carter says he's 'scared for my life' after stalker incident. Aaron Carter isn't playing around anymore. The troubled singer, 31, sent a stern message to a woman he claims has been stalking him for two years. "You made a big mistake stalking me and keying my car," Carter tweeted on Sunday. "Police are now getting involved my stalker has taken it too far. And she's gonna be sued by me. I will reveal her identity too I'm scared for my life." Carter, who felt compelled to share these details, says the obsessed fan has been getting into his concerts and making him fearful. "We are gathering all the evidence and her on camera and filing and [sic] order of protection and I will be suing her for punitive damages as well as revealing her identity," he added. It's been a rocky few years for Carter, who at the end of 2018 announced that his girlfriend was expecting their first child only to retract his statements. In 2017, he entered rehab, was charged with a DUI and came out as bisexual. He later said his comments about his sexuality were "misconstrued." (PageSix)

Cops nabbed a guy they say pulled the home invasion that forced Magic Johnson's daughter to run for her life. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... LAPD identified the suspect after reviewing surveillance video from the neighborhood where Elisa Johnson's friends were renting a house back in December. We broke the story ... 2 armed men got inside the home and started terrorizing Elisa's friends, holding them at gunpoint and making off with a Rolex, cash and electronics. She was able to escape out of a sliding glass door at the back of the home. Our sources say the suspect is a 25-year-old man with a long rap sheet. In fact, we're told he was at his parole office when cops picked him up. He's now facing multiple robbery charges for the home invasion and is being held without bail. We're told the 2nd suspect remains at large. As we reported, Elisa -- who appears on her brother EJ Johnson's E! reality show -- ran down the street and knocked on neighbors' doors, until she got someone to call 911. TMZ obtained surveillance video from a neighbor's home which showed two men lurking on the block a few hours before the home invasion. We don't know if either of these guys are the suspect, but we know neighbors were suspicious. (TMZ)

YBN Almighty Jay is being investigated for allegedly jacking another rapper's chain, Rolex and cash ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... YBN Almighty Jay was filming videos Thursday in Chatsworth, CA with another rap artist, when he and his crew allegedly ran off with tons of loot after the last take. We're told YBN Almighty Jay has been named a suspect felony grand theft in the police report. We're told YBN Almighty Jay and his entourage allegedly stole a $40k chain, $20k Rolex and $20k cash from rapper Skinnyfromthe9. In surveillance video, obtained by TMZ, you see 2 men approach Skinnyfromthe9 as the chills in a Range Rover. After a struggle, the 2 men hightail it outta there. Sources say the rappers were using Skinnyfromthe9's chain, Rolex and cash as props in a skit for social media. And, get this ... we're told Skinnyfromthe9 invited YBN Almighty Jay into his home a few days prior, letting him crash there while they worked on music together. (TMZ)

Brothers linked to alleged Jussie Smollett attack once filed for bankruptcy. The bodybuilding brothers who Jussie Smollett reportedly paid to stage a racist and homophobic attack on him both declared bankruptcy two years ago. Newly unearthed court documents show budding model-actors Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo both filed for bankruptcy in Illinois in September 2016 -- with each declaring large students loans and very little income at the time. Abimbola reported $161,481 in debt, including $85,475 in student loans, while only making $160 a month -- while his brother claimed he had $72,771 in liabilities, including $39,114 in student loans, and made just $142 a month. Both reported being part-owners of a party supply store, but said it was operating at a loss. The brothers were arrested Wednesday after Smollett reported being assaulted by two men shouting racist and homophobic slurs at him on Jan. 29 -- but were released Friday without charges. CBS Chicago is now reporting that sources say the "Empire" star allegedly paid the pair $3,500 to stage the assault -- with another $500 promised to come -- and even rehearsed the melee with them beforehand. Smollett also allegedly paid for a rope used in the attack. The 36-year-old actor denies having any role in setting up the assault. "One of these purported suspects was Jussie's personal trainer who he hired to ready him physically for a music video. It is impossible to believe that this person could have played a role in the crime against Jussie or would falsely claim Jussie's complicity," Smollett's attorneys said in a statement Saturday. (PageSix)

A grand jury has been convened to hear evidence against R. Kelly in the wake of a new sex tape that reportedly shows him having sex with a 14-year-old girl -- and some of his alleged former victims might've been the reason a jury was formed so swiftly. Sources connected with the Cook County State Attorney's investigation tell us a number of women who claim to be victims of R. Kelly were recently flown out to Chicago to watch the sex tape Michael Avenatti handed over to prosecutors. Avenatti says the tape clearly shows R. Kelly having explicit sex with the girl. CNN -- which saw the tape -- described lurid details, including R. Kelly allegedly urinating on the minor. Our sources say that these women -- some of whom have never surfaced -- were brought in to watch the new tape to see if anything looks familiar ... including the setting, surroundings, location and, of course, the identity of the 14-year-old. The tape, and possible witnesses who can contextualize the video, may be enough for a grand jury to indict. UPDATE: R. Kelly's attorney, Steven Greenberg tells TMZ . . . "I am unaware of any 'special' grand jury being convened to look into R. Kelly. There is no record of any such proceedings, and no need for them. The report is false." (TMZ)

R. Kelly was acquitted in his child porn case because of witness intimidation, evidence tampering, physical threats and payments to witnesses ... so claims attorney Michael Avenatti. Avenatti does not get specific as to why he believes the various misdeeds were allegedly committed during the 2008 trial. Kelly's current lawyer, who was not involved in the 2008 case, tells TMZ, the lawyers who repped R. Kelly had the highest integrity and Avenatti's claims are baseless. Avenatti has been actively involved in the R. Kelly case ... he has turned over a new tape to Cook County prosecutors, which he says shows R. Kelly having sex with and urinating on a 14-year-old girl. As we reported, in the wake of the new tape, several women have come forward claiming to be victims of the singer and have been interviewed by prosecutors. A grand jury has been convened and we're told the tape and various witnesses are being presented to the panel. Attorney Gloria Allred was critical of Avenatti, saying she was troubled the new tape was viewed by the news media, worrying that one of her clients may be the 14-year-old girl in the video. Avenatti says the girl is not one of Allred's clients. (TMZ)

The U.S. Navy sailor who passionately kissed a woman to celebrate the end of World War II -- captured by a photographer in what's easily one of the most iconic images in American history -- has died. The sailor, George Mendonsa, died Sunday at age 95 after falling and suffering a seizure at an assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island. George's daughter told the Providence Journal her father was living at the facility with his wife of more than 70 years. The woman George kissed was Greta Zimmer Friedman ... a dental assistant. The pic, snapped by Alfred Eisenstaedt, was taken in Times Square on August 14, 1945, after Japan surrendered to the U.S. As for what compelled George to kiss a perfect stranger ... George told CBS News, "The excitement of the war bein' over, plus I had a few drinks. So, when I saw the nurse I grabbed her and kissed her." Greta -- who died in 2016 at the age of 92 -- said, "I did not see him approaching, and before I know it I was in this vice grip." George said the kiss didn't last long. The photog said he snapped 4 pics in 10 seconds ... symbolizing the end of WWII. (TMZ)

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