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Real Housewives Alum Gretchen Rossi Gives Birth to Baby Girl. Gretchen Rossi has given birth to a baby girl! The 40-year-old former Real Housewives of Orange County star welcomed her first child with beau Slade Smiley on Wednesday, People confirms. The couple named their daughter Skylar Gray. "Skylar is born and mama and baby are doing well," a rep for Rossi shared with the outlet. Hours before the birth, Rossi posted videos of herself on a hospital bed, sporting a face full of makeup. "After a lot of contemplation, crying, struggling, (and based on the medical pros and cons) the Doctor, Slade and I have decided a c-section is going to be the safest thing for me and baby tomorrow," she wrote on social media on Tuesday. "Doctor said I am only dilated 1cm and I guess I have a 'cervix of steel' so it's not really cooperating at this point and just my pelvic exam yesterday was so beyond painful that I almost passed out, then started to hyperventilate because of that, which then lead to a panic attack! Needless to say I was a hot mess!" "When you have this vision of how you want your labor and delivery to go and it doesn't turn out the way you imagined, there is this sadness and internal struggle with 'why isn't my body cooperating' or am I making the right decision etc.," she said. "So, after crying it out, and being sad about not having a 'vaginal birth' yesterday, I asked God to give me a sign that this is the best decision, and he did!" Rossi first announced her pregnancy in December during an episode of The Doctors. At the time, the reality star shared that the pregnancy still didn't "feel real." Smiley also joked that the couple was "freaked out but in a good way." "All of this has been such an overwhelming journey," Smiley said of the pregnancy. "And so when you get to those little milestones and you know you're hearing the heartbeat, it's so exciting but it's also a relief." Rossi also opened up about her fertility struggles, discussing the couple's "emotional journey" together. "After the first round of IVF, when we lost 14 embryos, I looked at Slade and said, 'I just need to take a pause,'" Rossi said during the episode of The Doctors. "This is beyond anything I had ever expected to experience. It literally took a good year and a half for us to even get to a point where I was willing to talk about it again." Throughout her pregnancy journey, Rossi has kept her fans updated, sharing photos and videos on social media. Earlier this year, Rossi opened up to E! News about her "really tough" first trimester. "My first trimester almost kicked my a--, I mean that was really tough on me," Rossi shared. "I was so sick, I could barely get out of bed. I was struggling so much, but then the second trimester has been incredible, so, so much better." "I don't think you're ever ready for a baby, right? I'm a little nervous, but I think I'm more nervous about my sleep," she told E! News. "Everything else, Slade's been a dad twice, he's gonna be a pro already. I think I'm literally just more nervous about not having my beauty sleep." Congratulations to the couple on their bundle of joy! (Eonline)

Miley Cyrus Gets Real About Her "Complex and Modern" Marriage to Liam Hemsworth. Like everything else, Miley Cyrus is doing marriage her own way. It was just seven months ago that the 26-year-old confirmed she had tied the knot with Liam Hemsworth, nearly a decade of romance later. Despite their long-running relationship, the star, who is Elle's August 2019 cover star, acknowledged to the magazine, "I think it's very confusing to people that I'm married." "But my relationship is unique," she continued. "And I don't know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it's so complex, and modern, and new that I don't think we're in a place where people would get it. I mean, do people really think that I'm at home in a f--king apron cooking dinner?" As the star candidly elaborated, "I'm in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women. People become vegetarian for health reasons, but bacon is still f--king good, and I know that. I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don't fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don't even like that word." According to the magazine, another word she hates is "selfish," particularly when it comes to women and their choices. "We're expected to keep the planet populated. And when that isn't a part of our plan or our purpose, there is so much judgment and anger that they try to make and change laws to force it upon you -- even if you become pregnant in a violent situation," the songstress said. "If you don't want children, people feel sorry for you, like you're a cold, heartless bitch who's not capable of love," she told Elle. "Why are we trained that love means putting yourself second and those you love first? If you love yourself, then what? You come first." It's that self-love and empowerment that Cyrus has made the focus of her upcoming seventh studio album, She Is Miley Cyrus. "'She' does not represent a gender. She is not just a woman. 'She' doesn't refer to a vagina. She is a force of nature. She is power. She can be anything you want to be therefore, she is everything. She is the super she. She is the she-ro. She is the She-E-O." Cyrus can speak to it all personally. "At this time of my life, I feel the most powerful I've ever felt. I like the way being sexual makes me feel, but I'm never performing for men," she told the magazine. "They shouldn't compliment themselves to think that the decisions I'm making in my career would have anything to do with them getting pleasure. I don't think that because some guy thinks I'm hot he's going to buy my record. It doesn't help me." And, before the star considers stepping into motherhood, she is calling for help with the planet. "We've been doing the same thing to the earth that we do to women. We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it's exhausted. It can't produce," she said. "We're getting handed a piece-of-s--t planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I'm not bringing in another person to deal with that. The August issue of Elle hits newsstands July 23. (Eonline)

Irina Shayk Proves She Hasn't Given Up On Love In First Interview Since Bradley Cooper Split. Irina Shayk knows her fairytale ending is still out there. Though she and Bradley Cooper split in June after more than four years together, the Russian model revealed she has not given up on love. "Do I believe in marriage," she mused during an interview with Harper's Bazaar for their summer digital cover. "Yes, of course. I'm not the kind of person who is against it." For Shayk and Cooper -- they share daughter Lea De Seine Shayk Cooper, 2 -- the months leading up to their breakup were plagued by harsh rumors. Split speculation reached an all-time high during awards season as Cooper promoted A Star Is Born with his co-star and onscreen love interest, Lady Gaga. (People are still not over their electric performance of "Shallow" at the 2019 Oscars.) But today, Shayk understands the fascination surrounding their ultra-private romance. "I think it's just human beings: if you cannot have it, you want to have it.," she told the publication. "There's a curtain there, you want to open the curtain. It's curiosity I guess." Despite the Internet chatter, Shayk and Cooper shrugged off the gossip and put on a united front at the Oscars, even sharing a romantic moment on the red carpet. But, by May, they were once again raising eyebrows after she attended the 2019 Met Gala solo. "Things get a little bit better but then they find themselves back in the same place of questioning whether being a couple is what's best," a source told E! News at the time. "They want to stay together for their daughter, but neither of them are very happy." Time apart proved they were better off as separates. "As much as they tried to rekindle what they once had," added an insider, "they couldn't find that spark." Co-parenting is now their priority. "They love their little girl dearly and that's not going to change no matter what," revealed a source. "They want what's least disruptive for their baby." For her part, Shayk is focused on showing her daughter what it means to be your authentic self. "You have to be really truly yourself for your kids, otherwise you're living in a lie," she told the magazine. "Tell me one reason why, just because you're a mother, you need to wear a longer skirt. No! I don't believe in that. I really don't. How is it that people think of this idea? Why should you have to change who you are and how you feel just because you become a mother? I'm like, tell me why. Tell me one reason! I don't believe in that. I don't understand why." Future suitors be warned: This woman wants -- and deserves -- romance. "Every time people send me flowers, I'm like, just send me a tomato plant!" she confessed. "Nobody's sending letters to anyone anymore. I really believe if you go for dinner with somebody, you don't have to send them a text or keep them updated on Instagram message. You freaking pick up the phone, call and say, 'Let's have dinner.'" Until the right person comes along, however, she's perfectly content going at it alone. After all, her childhood in Russia taught her how strong and badass she can be. "Women are the ones who can handle everything," she said of her home. "Women can raise the kids, women can do the job, and when she's back, she can cook and clean and do the heavy work too!" "We never had men around," Shayk continued. "You have to learn how to put a nail in the wall, how to hang the curtains. I know everything about how to plant potatoes and cucumbers because in Russia, it's how you survive the winter." (Eonline)

Revenge body, indeed. Since announcing her split from her husband, Simon Konecki, in April, Adele Opens a New Window. Has had a major slim down -- reportedly losing 14 pounds! Now, Us has exclusive information on how Adele dropped the weight. A source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that the "Hello" singer started a fitness regimen after hiring a personal trainer in L.A. "She does 60-minute sessions that include cardio, circuit training and Pilates," the source revealed. "She's found a routine that's working for her and is enjoying it more." Adele initially turned heads when she debuted her new figure at a Spice Girls concert in London on June 15. (UK tabloid The Sun claimed she had been practicing reformer Pilates, a beloved celebrity workout trend, in London.) A photo that made its way around the internet showed the slimmer singer standing between Geri Halliwell, Melanie "Mel B" Brown, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm, flashing a peace sign. She next wowed crowds at a Celine Dion concert in London's Hyde Park on July 5. The Grammy winner showed upholding hands with a male pal, British TV personality Alan Carr's husband, Paul Drayton. As in her prior appearance, she sported black clothes -- and a huge smile. The British star, 31, didn't just have weight loss on her mind when she started her new lifestyle plan; she was thinking of her 6-year-old son, Angelo. "She really wants to be healthy and set a good example for her son," the source added. "She's more focused on feeling good and the health benefits than the weight loss." And the wellness plan is suiting her! "Adele never cared about or liked working out," the source shared. But since she started her regimen in L.A., she exercises "three times a week." (US Weekly)

Take that! Pink slammed the "parenting police" over her and Carey Hart's 8-year-old daughter, Willlow, running through sprinklers. "Here's a picture of my child running through water," the singer, 39, captioned a Monday, July 8, Instagram post of her daughter barefoot in grass wearing a bathing suit. "It wasn't even filtered. What a waste of water. And no helmet? I hope she had sunscreen. If she slips and falls she may be traumatized for life. And her mother wasn't even there. I was... gasp... working!!!! In another country!" The Grammy winner added, "#f -- ktheparentingpolice #ifyoufeelikeunfollowingpleasegodoitquickly #opinionsarelikea -- holes #somanya -- holes." In April, the Pennsylvania native admitted on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would no longer be posting photos of her daughter and son Jameson, 2, on social media after facing so much backlash. "I like to share my family," the "Just Give Me a Reason" singer told Ellen DeGeneres at the time. "It's my proudest moment in my whole life. I'm prouder of my kids than anything I've ever done and I just won't share them anymore. I won't do it. I'm not posting pictures of them anymore. [Willow is] 7 now. It's probably best to pull her back from the world and just let her live her best life." She added, "There's a kind way to be online. I'm open to kindness. ... There's a way to do things. And that mean stuff, that ain't it." The songwriter and her husband, 43, who tied the knot in 2011, have been slammed for a variety of parenting decisions from posting a picture of their toddler to letting their daughter use a pocket knife. The pair have clapped back on multiple occasions, calling Internet trolls "disgusting" and "ignorant." (US Weekly)

Amanda Seyfried Blasts Influencer Arielle Charnas for Promoting "Unhealthy" Body Image. Amanda Seyfried is speaking out about the power and influence of social media. Earlier this week, Instagram influencer Arielle Charnas took to social media to share a photo of herself in a bikini, telling her followers that she's "proud" of her body after having two kids. In response to the post, many commenters noted that Charnas' picture was promoting an "unrealistic" and "unhealthy" body image to the world. One of those commenters included Seyfried's friend, who encouraged Charnas to acknowledge how her "wealth made your workouts/body possible." And if not, the pal noted, Charnas is "just perpetuating the patriarchal (totally unrealistic) notion that mothers should 'bounce back' after childbirth." After seeing her pal's comment, which stated that Charnas was "glorifying an unhealthy body image," the Mamma Mia star took to her own Instagram to share it with her followers. "F -- k it- this is feed material. My very smart friend (again-not tagging) wrote this on a semi-influencer's feed and she blocked both of us (even though I didn't tag her-at lease she's getting the message)," Seyfried wrote. "If we're ready to get paid for flaunting our lifestyle (and inspiring some in the meantime) we have to be open to the discussions surrounding what we're promoting." "We have to back ourselves up- not run away from the issues it presents," the actress, who is mother to daughter Nina, continued. "There are gray areas everywhere. Each of us has a chance to back ourselves- especially on this platform. If you know who you are-take a second to decide if what you're throwing out there is worth it- in the big picture." This conversation sparked a debate in both Seyfried and Charnas' comments. After speaking up, Seyfried shared a selfie with her followers, writing, "INFLUENCE = POWER. And if you're taking advantage of that -- EMPOWER." "Goodnight, all, and thanks for a much-needed discussion," Seyfried captioned the post. "I'm tired!" (Eonline)

Adam Hicks Pleads Not Guilty to Robberies More Than a Year After Arrest. UPDATE: Adam Hicks appeared in court on Wednesday, where he pled not guilty to three felony counts of attempted second-degree robbery and two felony counts of second-degree robbery. E! News can report that the former actor's bail was set at $550,000, but will remain in custody. His preliminary trial is scheduled to begin Aug. 23. The arraignment comes more than a year after it was initially postponed due to Hicks' mental state.

Willy Wonka Star Denise Nickerson, 62, Dies After Being Taken Off Life Support. "She's gone," Denise Nickerson's family announced in a Facebook post late Wednesday night. Actress Denise Nickerson, best known for playing the gum-chewing Violet Beauregarde in 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died. She was 62. Nickerson's family announced her death in a Facebook post late Wednesday night. "She's gone," Nickerson's son Josh and his wife Jasmine said. On Wednesday morning, Nickerson's family shared that the actress had been taken off of life support. "They just took off all the equipment. None of it was helping, but making her only more uncomfortable. We're telling her it's okay to let go," the couple wrote on the page they created to provide updates on Nickerson's health. The child star had suffered a "major medical emergency" on Monday, and was taken to the emergency room and eventually the ICU, Jasmine wrote. "She's had seizures this morning and is in pulmonary and respiratory distress. The doctors have found that she aspirated and has developed pneumonia," she said. "They have upped her oxygen. She's under a DNR order so they aren't putting her on a ventilator or feeding tube." Her condition continued to worsen, and by Tuesday, she was unable to exhale on her own due to "weak" lung and brain activity, according to the post. Jasmine wrote that her mother-in-law was in a "coma-like state," and that husband Josh was "not okay at all." "He's never really experienced a major loss like this," she wrote. "He is just coming to terms with the reality of the situation and doesn't know how to process it. He says to me a few minutes ago that she won't ever get to see or hold or know her granddaughter." (Jasmine wrote in March that she and Josh were expecting a baby girl and that Nickerson was "very excited" at the prospect of becoming a grandmother.) Nickerson had also suffered a severe stroke in 2018. The actress was admitted to the ICU at the time and had a pacemaker inserted shortly after, but was still at high risk for additional strokes and, according to Jasmine, would "likely require 24-hour care for the rest of her life." She entered a rehab facility in July 2018, and was able to go home in August, even welcoming her Willy Wonka costars Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) and Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) for a visit one month later. Nickerson was born in New York City in 1957, and her first major acting role was on the television series Dark Shadows from 1968 to 1970. The actress was just 13 when she got her big break opposite Gene Wilder, though she told PEOPLE in August 2016 she didn't actually meet the star until he was in character. "We met him when we were first doing the factory scenes," recalled Nickerson. "I remember sitting on the bleachers waiting for him to come out of the [chocolate] factory and rumor had gone around set that he was going to do the somersault and he did and we all clapped. We got to know him a little more when we went in the room that got smaller and smaller [in the film], and when we sign the contract, but when we filmed in the chocolate room and he sang 'Pure Imagination' that just, he stole my heart." She also appeared in the TV series The Electric Company as Allison and an episode of The Brady Bunch in 1974. She left Hollywood in 1978 and later became a nurse. Of working on Willy Wonka, Nickerson previously told PEOPLE, "I'm a very fortunate lady to have been chosen to be a part of something that brings smiles to so many faces." Nickerson's family created a GoFundMe for medical expenses, including the actress' wish to "be cremated and her ashes made into a piece of glass art." (People)

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