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Surprise! Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach Welcomed Their First Child. Surprise! Greta Gerwig is a mom! The Oscar nominee and her longtime love, writer and director Noah Baumbach, have welcomed their first child together, her rep confirms to E! News. This exciting baby news comes shortly after the couple was spotted pushing a baby stroller in Downtown Manhattan on Tuesday. "Noah was pushing and Greta was right next to him. They were chatting and enjoying some fresh air," an eyewitness tells E! News. "They were bundled up in the chilly weather and they had a gray and white striped blanket draped over the stroller. It seemed like the baby was sleeping because they were busy talking and didn't have to tend to the baby." "They looked happy but a little bit tired," the eyewitness adds. "They walked around their neighborhood for several blocks before heading home." According to an April 2013 New Yorker profile on the couple, Gerwig, 35, and Baumbach, 49, first met when she starred in his 2010 film, Greenberg. The went on to collaborate on more projects, like 2012's Frances Ha and 2015's Mistress America. Last year, the low-key couple stepped out to attend the 2018 Oscars together, where she was nominated for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Original Screenplay for Lady Bird. Baumbach also shares a son with his ex-wife, actress Jennifer Jason Leigh. (Eonline)

YG and his baby mama are back at it -- the couple's expecting their second child together, and TMZ's learned their daughter is going to have a little sister! Sources close to the rapper have confirmed with us ... YG's baby mama, Catelyn Sparks, is pregnant with a baby girl. We're told she's due this summer ... sometime in July. The 2 have one child together already -- their 3-year-old little girl named Harmony. YG and Catelyn have a couple of baby registries, like most expecting parents -- at Buy Buy Baby and Target -- and it's pretty much what you'd expect ... strollers, pacifiers, baby bottles, a rubber duckie -- you get the picture. One more fun fact -- we're told DJ Mustard's baby mama, Chanel, who's also pregnant and due very soon, has been Sparks' companion to several maternity classes -- and that's ON TOP of each already having 3-year-old girls. We know the fellas like to hang out together too. Best wishes to both sets of moms and dads! (TMZ)

Wendy Williams Goes Makeup-Free as She Leaves Sober Living Facility Hours After Tearful On-Air Reveal. Living her truth. Wendy Williams was spotted leaving the New York City sober living facility she's been staying at on Wednesday, March 20, just one day after she revealed the news on air. The talk show host, 54, went makeup-free as she exited a building door wearing a leopard print puffer jacket over a tight black dress with a thigh-high slit. Williams wore her blonde hair in loose waves and carried a bright yellow purse. Williams got candid about her battle with addiction on the Tuesday, March 19, episode of The Wendy Williams Show. "You know me for being a very open and truthful person and I've got more to the story for you," the Dancing With the Stars alum began the emotional reveal. "You know [my husband] Kevin [Hunter] and I have The Hunter Foundation for the good of the people. We recently launched our 888-5-HUNTER number for those of you caught up in the struggle of addiction. Well, for some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house. When you see me come to work glammed-up, right after the show I go across the street, I do my Pilates. I told you two hours a day or [so], to take care of my body." Williams went on to reflect on her "struggle with cocaine in my past," and added that she "never went to a place to get the treatment. I don't know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped." The New Jersey native continued as she fought back tears: "Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. After I finish my appointments, seeing my brothers and sisters, breaking bread, I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to the home that I live in here in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family. "They hog the TV and watch soccer, we talk and read and talk and read. and then I get bored with them. Doors are locked by 10 p.m. Lights out by 10 p.m. So, I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling, and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So that is my truth." "Wendy is 100% committed to her sobriety now," a source exclusively told Us Weekly following her heartfelt reveal. "Her sober coach has been on set with her every day since her return and she's focused on taking back control of her life. She's a work in progress." Earlier this month, the Ask Wendy author returned to her morning talk show after taking two months off to deal with complications from Graves' disease, she told the audience on March 4. "I know it's been a long time," she said at the time. "I'm sorry. I have to say, it's not going to happen anymore, and I feel good." (UsMagazine)

American Idol Contestant Turned Instagram Star Quigley Reveals Show Made Her Stop Singing for Years. Quigley, one of Instagram's biggest stars, is speaking out about her "humiliating" experience on American Idol. On the ten-year anniversary of getting cut from the singing competition show, Casey Goode, who is best-known by her social media moniker, explained that the harsh feedback of the Idol judges was enough to make her step away from performing for years and question her purpose in life. In 2009, Quigley, going by her maiden name of Casey Carlson at the time, sang a rendition of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by The Police for her Top 36 performance. Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul, and Simon Cowell, however, were less than thrilled by her song selection and delivery and eliminated her. Though the experience brought on a great deal of pain and stress, the social influencer noted on Wednesday that she learned valuable lessons from the setback that helped her develop into one of Instagram's most well-known personalities. "Exactly ten years ago today I was kicked off of season 8 of American Idol. I was 20 years old... and I was told on national television that my performance was 'ALL WRONG' by the judges," she began her post. "Even Paula couldn't think of a nice thing to say." "There might have been mention of how I looked 'pretty' or 'cute' but it was clear they thought that I was not a good enough singer or performer to be on the show," she wrote, referencing the judges' frequent mention of her appearance in their critiques. "I was heartbroken and humiliated." After getting cut from the show, Quigley said she returned home to Minnesota where she felt "lost and confused and so unsure of what the future held for me." "It took years before I was able to perform again- to sing again... to put myself out there," she style star wrote. It wasn't until Quigley made the decision to move to Los Angeles and later met with Larry Rudolph, Britney Spears' manager that she began to change her perspective on the situation. "[Rudolph] told me that if I played my cards right 'American Idol would be a FOOTNOTE in my bio.' I'll never forget that day," she recalled. "Until then, I thought I would never be able to be BIGGER than the show. I let the show define me... it was the STAR of my story." "But on that day, I realized it was MY STORY- and I needed to write myself back into it," she continued. "I put my whole heart into my music. I wrote hundreds of songs in years. I performed in arenas and on stages in front of thousands of people." Despite getting back into music, Quigley said she still struggled with self-worth and acceptance in a male-dominated industry. "I still hung onto a lot of pain- deep down inside I felt like as a woman... the only piece of value I brought to this world was on the 'outside,'" she explained. "Writing sessions with a different man every week exhausted me. I felt like success in the music industry would only lead me to more pain." As a result, Quigley decided to once again step away from music, where she eventually found her new passion as an Instagram influencer and has been able to look back at her personal progress with pride. "Part of it was fear- but part of it was my heart aching to be free of the pressure to 'make it,'" she wrote. "I'm not sure I'll ever make music or sing with the same joy I did as a child. But my purpose has shifted now... " "I don't need success or fame or a stage to WRITE. My message is and always has been to lead with LOVE and empower women, and now INSTAGRAM is my stage," she finished. "I couldn't feel more-full looking back on how far I've come in ten years." Quigley signed her note "Xo,Quigs," as she does with many other posts, and attached a current photo of herself, taken by Alicia Fierro, along with one from her Top 36 performance on Idol. Following her post, Quigley shared a video on her Instagram Stories where she revealed that the "emotionally-charged caption" caused her to cry and sweat due to her "nervous energy." But it appears she had no reason to worry after all, as many of her followers commended the influencer for being honest and opening up about a challenging part of her life in the comments. "Oh my goodness ?? ?? love this and love you so much friend ?????? you are so amazing and where one door closes, there is always another one waiting for you to open up ? so proud of how far you have come ??????" added someone else. "I'm so glad your experience from American Idol brought you HERE. To all of on here that need you and support you 100%. You touch so many people on here with your charisma, beauty, and encouragement," said another user. In the Idol season that Quigley competed on, Kris Allen eventually went on to win the title while Adam Lambert, who is currently touring with Queen as their frontman, finished in second place. Quigley, meanwhile, has accumulated over 186,000 Instagram followers since her start on the platform and will be teaching an online class called Soulcial Media: A Mindset Class for Social Media Content Creators later this year. (People)

Amy Schumer Shares Pregnancy Experience: "It's Been Pretty Tough". During her appearance on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' the comedian also spoke about her husband's diagnosis of high-functioning autism and took a moment to raise awareness on the stigma in our society about seeking medical help. Amid the recent release of her new Netflix stand-up special Growing, Amy Schumer made a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday night to discuss her pregnancy and latest comedic venture. First up, the comedian arrived in a flowing dress that showed a large baby bump. "I have found pregnancy very easy, myself," Schumer joked as she settled in the interview seat. Later, the bump was revealed to be the work of NBC's wardrobe department. Striking a serious note, Schumer shared with Meyers the real experience that she's had with pregnancy, "It's been pretty tough, I didn't know that pregnancies were such a bummer." She revealed that she's still suffering from hyperemesis, a pregnancy complication characterized by extreme nausea, and "threw up a few times on the way here." She added that she's lucky to have access to good health insurance. When Meyers asked his guest whether she knows the sex of the baby, Schumer replied, "Whatever the baby identifies, as long as they don't identify as a DJ." The host went on to mention that Schumer has been in touch with his wife to talk about what to expect during pregnancy, and Schumer was quick to dive in for a story. "Your wife told me that pre-natal yoga really helps with the birth, so I immediately signed up for a C-section." Continuing to be open about her experience, Schumer admitted that she purposefully didn't have a baby shower because "that seems like a nightmare for me." However, her sister did bake her a baby themed cake, with the face featured in the middle of two butt cheeks. "I ate it," Schumer admitted. Meyers labeled Schumer's comedy as "very honest," noting that in the stand-up special, the comedian shares personal details about her life including that her husband, Chris Fischer, with whom she is expecting her child, is on the autism spectrum. Referencing his diagnosis as high-functioning autism, Schumer took a moment to raise awareness on the stigma in our society about seeking medical help. "The tools that we've been given have made his life so much better and I encourage people not to be afraid of the stigma." She added that her marriage to Fischer has improved since they received the tools to understand autism more clearly. Schumer gave an example of the direct way that Fischer uses language, recalling a moment backstage when she asked him if her outfit was okay and he said, "Well, it's too late." Laughing, Schumer told Meyers, "He was right, it was too late." During the special, Schumer also reflects on her arrest in October 2018 after being detained for protesting during Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court. Currently streaming on Netflix, Growing marks the comedian's second stand-up special for the streaming service. Schumer filmed the special in December in Chicago, less than a month after having to cancel tour dates when she was hospitalized with hyperemesis. (Hollywood Reporter)

Feeling the pressure. Felicity Huffman is dealing with the fallout from her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scheme. "The shame and humiliation are unfathomable," a source close to the Desperate Housewives alum reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. "Getting arrested is the last thing she ever imagined." Huffman, 56, was arrested at gunpoint on March 12 for allegedly making "a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 ... to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of" her 18-year-old daughter, Sofia. The actress allegedly "made arrangements to pursue the scheme for a second time" for daughter Georgia, 17, but decided to forego the notion. The Emmy winner's scandal has caused trouble in her marriage to William H. Macy, with whom she shares her two children. "Felicity and Bill have been arguing," an insider told Us. "The biggest concern is Felicity's criminal case and how this is impacting their daughter." Additionally, the source insisted that Sofia "had no knowledge of the actions taken in regards to the improvement in her SAT test score." Macy, 69, has not been indicted in the scheme. However, court documents claimed that the actor was present for a consultation regarding the plan. According to a source, the Shameless star "is heartbroken" and has "been in tears" over the allegations. Huffman, for her part, has not "fully grasped the extent of [her] alleged crimes or the possibility of prison time." Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were also arrested in connection to the scheme. The 54-year-old Full House alum "truly believed her heart was in the right place," a source revealed to Us: "Lori is a really great mom who is completely into her kids and family life. She lives and breathes for her husband and children. ... Her intentions were pure." (US Weekly)

Hilary Duff's home once again attracted an unwanted visitor ... but luckily she and her BF were home to scare his ass away. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Hilary and her baby daddy -- music producer Matthew Koma -- were home Tuesday night in the kitchen of her Beverly Hills home when, at around 8:30, they noticed a man lurking around their backyard. It's unclear exactly how but we're told Hilary and Matthew managed to scare away the intruder before calling police. Cops showed up and, while doing a perimeter search, they noticed a window screen had been removed, though the intruder never actually made it inside the house. Our sources say cops dispatched extra patrols around the area but cops continue to investigate since the man's still on the loose. Unsettling for sure, especially after what happened to Hilary back in 2017. As we first reported ... someone broke into the same pad and the thief or thieves made off with bling worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Goes without saying ... Hilary and Matthew are more worried about an even more precious treasure in the home ... their 4-month old daughter. (TMZ)

Brigitte Bardot faces prosecution for calling island inhabitants 'degenerate savages'. Veteran French actress and animal-rights activist Brigitte Bardot faces prosecution for inciting racial hatred after describing the inhabitants of the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion as "degenerate savages." "The natives have kept their savage genes," Bardot, 84, wrote in an open letter to the prefect of Reunion attacking the islanders for their treatment of animals. The former silver screen sex symbol -- who has been convicted five times for similar offenses, mostly for Islamophobic comments -- targeted the island's Hindu Tamil population. Bardot described Reunion as a "demonic isle" and accused its people of cruelty to dogs, cats and other animals. She claimed that worshipers who took part in "Indian Tamil festivals ... decapitate goats, then throw their entrails into the sea, which attracts sharks." Goats and chickens are sacrificed by some Tamils during a festival on the island, with protesters calling for the practice to be banned. The former actress, who skyrocketed to fame in the 1956 film "... And God Created Woman," cited the "cannibalism of past centuries" as she slammed "a degenerate population still soaked in barbarous ancestral traditions." Reunion Prefect Amaury de Saint-Quentin referred her outburst to the public prosecutor on Wednesday, saying it "included insulting and racist terms... likely to constitute an offense. Bardot's lawyer was not immediately available for comment. The Brigitte Bardot Foundation, which is dedicated to animal protection, said she had written the letter as a personal initiative, separate from the group. Her rant against Reunion drew a backlash from islanders on social media, with the French Minister for Overseas Territories Annick Girardin slamming it as racist. "Everyday racism has no place in public debate," she said on Twitter. Bardot, a friend and longtime supporter of former French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, has frequently attacked France's Jewish and Muslim populations over kosher and halal ritual slaughter. The population of Reunion, an overseas French department in the southern Indian Ocean, is of mixed African, South Asian, European and Chinese heritage. (PageSix)

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