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Nicki Minaj Marries Kenneth Petty. Call her Mrs. Petty because Nicki Minaj may just be a married woman! The rapper and boyfriend Kenneth Petty appear to have officially tied the knot -- and just in the nick of time! After obtaining a marriage license at a Beverly Hills Courthouse in late July, the couple had just 90 days to say "I do." But on Monday night, Minaj announced the exciting news on Instagram with a video that showcased matching "Mr. and Mrs." mugs and black and white baseball caps that had "Bride" and "Groom" written across the front. "Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty 10-21-19," she captioned the post with a bride and groom emoji. Minaj has sparked marriage rumors left and right throughout their relationship, which they made Instagram official in December 2018. Indeed, she lovingly called the 41-year-old her husband in March, changed her Twitter name to Mrs. Petty in August and tweeted about feeling "unconditionally loved" in September. And just days after those tweets, things got even more serious when Minaj announced her retirement from music, saying she was ready for the next phase of her life: motherhood. "I've decided to retire and have my family," she tweeted in September. "I know you guys are happy now." "To my fans, keep reppin me," she continued. "Do it til da death of me, in the box -- cuz ain't nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE." Rather than keep their relationship under wraps, Minaj frequently makes her love for Petty clear. She has referred to him as the Ken to her Barbie, and, back in December, she wrote in another Instagram post, "He want me to be his wife- his MISSIS like SIPPI NOW." Still, their love has not been without controversy. Petty is a registered sex offender in New York and reportedly was convicted of attempted rape in 1995. TMZ reports he spent four years in prison and was sentenced to a 10-year sentence in 2006 after pleading guilty to first-degree manslaughter. Following backlash from fans, Minaj defended Petty in the comments section of her December Instagram, saying the attempted rape charge stemmed from a consensual relationship in his teens. The comments on the post have since been disabled. Congratulations to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Keira Knightley Reveals Daughter's Name Nearly 2 Months After Quietly Giving Birth. A name fit for a princess. Keira Knightley has kept her second child's birth a fairly private matter. She revealed she had quietly given birth 6-weeks-after her labor took place, and now in a new interview with The Telegraph, she revealed her daughter's name. Keira and husband James Righton named their second daughter Delilah. The two are also parent's to 4-year-old Edie as well. The actress has been married to James since 2013, and the couple has kept details of their personal life to a minimum. However, in the new interview, the actress detailed how she's handled becoming a mother of two. While she originally planned to take a 6-month maternity leave, the premiere for her newest film Official Secrets fell smack dab in the middle of that. So, what's a working mom to do? Pump like she's never pumped before! "If I don't do it my boobs will explode," she revealed. "I mean, quite literally. It's going everywhere. So, you know, that's not happening. The pump is with me. It's fine." Turns out being a new mother helped her acting skills as well. "The the weird thing with acting is that sleep deprivation basically makes your emotions very close to the surface," she shared. "It's much easier to cry. You feel like crying all the time, so I can turn that on like that, so this is great. Thanks kid." Sleeping isn't an issue for her, but it's definitely something the makeup people on set have had to deal with. "The bags under my eyes are a little bit more, but apart from that, the crying is good!" she joked. Congrats on your new bundle of joy! (Eonline)

Selma Blair says she's coping pretty well with her multiple sclerosis a year after being diagnosed, but she got choked up talking about her battle helping others. We got Selma Monday at LAX, where our camera guy told her just how big of an inspiration she's become since going public with her MS diagnosis. He's not wrong ... she's shared her highs and lows with her fans. She tells us she's actually doing well with her treatments -- which have included chemo and a stem cell transplant -- and that, despite her sometimes choppy speech, she's generally been doing great. Selma revealed the toughest part of her public appearances now. She also opened up about continuing to act. As our guy puts it, she's become a powerful voice for other MS patients. She's still acting FWIW -- Selma was just featured in the new Netflix show "Another Life." Selma says she hopes she can keep going because she believes it's important for folks to see people with MS and understand ... there's room for all. It'll just take one secret ingredient from folks ... and Selma shares that with us. (TMZ)

The Parent Trap's Elaine Hendrix's Reaction to Dennis Quaid's Engagement Is Straight out of a Movie. Elaine Hendrix definitely won the internet this week. The actress most widely known for her role as Meredith Blake in the 1998 film The Parent Trap, took to the internet today to share some hilarious words of encouragement with her former co-star Dennis Quaid. On Monday, the Midway star confirmed that he was engaged to Laura Savoie. While an engagement is very exciting news, what really got fans going was the hilarious online response from his former movie fiancee. "Watch out for those twins," Elaine tweeted alongside an article of Dennis' engagement news. Looks like she's giving a word to the wise to the love of his life. To make matters even funnier, Dennis is actually the father to twins Thomas Quaid and Zoe Quaid from his marriage to Kimberly Quaid. But, of course, Elaine was simply poking fun at her old co-star and giving out her fair share of 90's nostalgia. This isn't the first time Elaine has made mention to her old character on the internet. One of her most viral tweets was in response to a meme of her going around the internet a few years ago. "Kids today will never know how much we hated this woman," the viral picture said over multiple photos of Elaine as Meredith. Her response was just as epic. "I will ship every one of you brats off to Switzerland," she responded on Twitter. (Eonline)

Julie Andres Says Therapy "Saved" Her Life. A spoonful of therapy helps just about everything go down. Just ask Julie Andrews. While sitting down on Monday's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the living legend opened up about how director Mike Nichols inspired her to seek out therapy following her heartbreaking divorce from Tony Walton in 1967. "Sadly, I separated from my lovely first husband," Andrews told host Stephen Colbert. "And separations were always inevitable and the marriage was over and my head was so full of clutter and garbage. Believe it or not, it was Mike Nichols who really tipped me into wanting to go to therapy." "He was so sane, and funny and clear," continued the Mary Poppins actress. "He had a clarity that I admired so much." And once she finally sought help, Andrews noted there was no turning back. "I wanted that for myself," the Oscar, Grammy and Tony winner admitted. "And I didn't feel I had it, so I went and got into it and it saved my life, in a way." Andrews' feelings abut therapy are laid out in her new memoir, Home Work. As for why she chose now to sing its praises, The Sound of Music alum had a simple answer. "The truth is, Stephen, why not?" she said as the audience applauded. "If it helps anybody else have the same idea." "These days, there's no harm in sharing it," the 84-year-old added. "I think everybody knows the great work it can do. And anybody that is lucky enough to have it, afford it and take advantage of it, I think it would be wonderful." (Eonline)

Rob Lowe Reveals the One Thing He Regrets About 1988 Sex Tape. Rob Lowe is letting us in on one of his biggest regrets. The 55-year-old actor recently stopped by the SiriusXM Hollywood Studious to promote his live show, Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE! on The Jess Cagle Show. During his conversation with SiriusXM's Jess Cagle and Julia Cunningham, Lowe opened up about his sex tape and his road to recovery as a young man. "I talk about everything," Lowe said. "Here's the thing, every time you're doing a memoir, a book, a show about your life -- job one is authenticity and full transparency. There can't be that one area you won't talk about. My whole life is there." Besides going on to star in classic films like The Outsiders and Youngblood during the 1980s, the actor had made a home sex tape that was leaked to the press and nearly ended his career. Lowe jokingly told Cagle that he "invented" the sex tape and shared his biggest regret about it. "The problem was, I didn't make any money off of it like everybody does," he said. "I was too stupid." But jokes aside, Lowe opened up about how the infamous sex tape made him turn his life around during a low and chaotic point. "It's one of the reasons I got sober. I woke up one day and was like, 'what am I doing with my life?,'" Lowe said. "I'm 29 years in. I honestly think it's the best thing that happened to me. I got sober. Sober got me married. I've been married for 29 years. I have two great sons." The actor is married to Sheryl Berkoff with whom he shares his two sons Mattew Edward and John Owen. The former Parks and Recreations star reflected on how he believes none of that would have been possible had it not been for that scandal. "It's not a great recipe for success to give an 18-year-old male fame, money and drugs and expect there not to be something that goes wrong," he said. "I talk a lot about recovery in the show because it's good to see the example... I needed the examples when I was trying to change my life. It's moving because it's a serious -- literal life and death issue -- but it's also really funny, I do a whole thing about how I loved going to rehab that I'd suggest if Christmas break you're thinking about going to Cabo San Lucas or rehab, I'd pick rehab." Lowe has been sober for 30 years now. (Eonline)

Eddie Van Halen is not letting cancer kick his ass ... he's still living his rock star lifestyle to the fullest. Sources close to the Van Halen guitarist tell TMZ ... Eddie's going to the TOOL concert Monday night at Staples Center, and he's super stoked to see the band rock out. As we first told you ... Eddie has been flying between the United States and Germany to get treatment for throat cancer, which he believes was caused by a metal guitar pick he used back in the day. The sad medical news had some folks thinking Eddie was on his death bed ... but we're told that's anything but the case. Eddie seems far from sick ... just this week, the rocker was shopping for exotic cars in Beverly Hills. Eddie stopped by a McLaren dealership and mingled with the sales team, taking pics and even giving one lucky fan a kiss. Bottom line ... it's good to see Eddie out and about. (TMZ)

Lori Loughlin may not go to trial after all in her college admissions case, because our sources say there's an opening now for a plea bargain in the wake of Felicity Huffman's superlight sentence. Multiple sources involved in the various college admissions cases say Lori's big break came with the probation department's sentencing report for Felicity ... specifically, the part where the dept. says no one suffered a loss as a result of the actress's conduct. Prosecutors argued someone who took the SAT was probably denied admission somewhere because Felicity's daughter scored higher than she should have because of a rigged test. Probation said ... not the case. As we reported, our U.S. Attorney sources tell us prosecutors wanted a year behind bars for Felicity. The fact that they only got 14 days, and the probation department would have been fine with no prison time and straight probation has caused concern for the U.S. Attorney. Prosecutors, we're told, are worried it will become an embarrassment for the office if Lori goes to trial, gets convicted and gets a short sentence. And remember, Felicity rigged an SAT test that potentially affects every applicant. With Lori, even though she paid way more ($500,000), the bribe didn't really affect anyone else. Sources with direct knowledge on the subject tell us the U.S. Attorney is open to plea discussions, and that is far more likely now that a possible sentence for Lori could be measured in weeks and not years. Remember, if you look just at the charges, Lori faces a maximum of 40 years. It won't look good if prosecutors go to trial, win a conviction and she gets 3 or 4 weeks behind bars. So, the smart money now ... plea bargain before trial. (TMZ)

Sofia Vergara Ordered to Pay Ex Nearly $80,000 Amid Frozen Embryos Legal Battle. A Los Angeles judge has ordered Sofia Vergara to pay her ex Nicholas Loeb $76,433 in attorney's fees and $2,959.26 in costs amid their legal battle. This payment, which adds up to $79,392.26, is expected to be made within 30 days of notice of this ruling. Loeb filed a motion for attorney's fees in June 2019 and asked to obtain $117,590.87 in attorney fees and $2,958.26 in costs. Loeb argued he was successful in his anti-SLAPP motion as it related to a "malicious prosecution claim." However, Vergara argued the motion "should be denied or heavily reduced to the extent it is based on block billing and seeks fees and costs for services not shown to be related to the successful portion of the anti-SLAPP motion." After evaluating the declarations and billing records, the court determined the records did not justify the full fees sought by Loeb. As a result, it applied a reduction in the fee award of 35 percent. "The Court finds that there is no alternative method of calculating a fee award that would yield a more accurate or just result, and that a further reduction would be insufficient to compensate Defendant for the attorney's fees and costs incurred in pursuing the anti-SLAPP motion," the documents stated. As fans will recall, the Modern Family star was previously engaged to Loeb. However, they broke up in 2014. During their time together, the two discussed the possibility of having a child together using in-vitro fertilization and a third-party surrogate. In 2013, they visited the ART Reproductive Center to undergo the IVF process. Before beginning the procedure, both parties signed an agreement, which stated -- among other things -- that one person could not use the cryopreserved material to create a child without the explicit written consent of the other. According to court documents, two pre-embryos were created and survived to viability. These embryos were then placed in cryogenic storage at ART's facilities, where they remain today. After the actress and her former fiance ended their relationship in 2014, Loeb sought to obtain full custody of the embryos and bring them to term. However, the actress argued this violated their agreement. While the initial filing, dubbed the Santa Monica Action, was dismissed by Loeb, the two have continued to be in a legal battle over other aspects of the case. Vergara, who has a son from her pervious relationship with Joe Gonzalez, is now married to Joe Manganiello. The two tied the knot in 2015. (Eonline)

Future's pulling out (figuratively speaking, that is) all the stops to ghost a new alleged baby mama ... so she claims in a new paternity case alleging he's fathered his EIGHTH CHILD!!! Cindy Renae Parker has filed legal docs in Nueces County, Texas alleging Future is the father of her 3-month-old son, Legend Ary Wilburn. No, you didn't read that wrong. Anyway ... according to docs, obtained by TMZ, Cindy claims she's made repeated attempts to serve the rapper with papers, but to no avail. Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Cindy says Future agreed to a paternity test but then she went radio silent on her when it came time to get it done. We're told taking Future to court was Cindy's last resort and she wanted to solve this amicably and on their own. Our sources say Cindy got a judge's permission to serve Future's lawyers in his home state of Georgia ... because cause he's harder to track down than Jimmy Hoffa. This baby mama drama, of course, is becoming a ritual of sorts for Future. TMZ broke the story ... nearly 2 months ago to the date, Eliza Seraphin filed legal docs in Florida alleging he fathered her 6-month-old daughter. Eliza, like Cindy, alleged Future ghosted her after she gave birth in April. That case is still pending. No word if Maury Povich has volunteered to offer his services. We've reached out to Future. So far, no word back. (TMZ)

Elliot from 'E.T.' allegedly went from riding a bicycle under the influence of an alien ... to driving a car under the influence of a terrestrial substance. Actor Henry Thomas was arrested Monday for DUI in Oregon. The Tualatin PD -- the agency that picked him up -- tells TMZ ... another motorist called 911 around 8:30 PM to report that someone was stopped in the middle of a residential intersection. We're told that when cops arrived, they found Henry passed out behind the wheel, and officers had to wake him up. Although we're told that Henry's car didn't reek of booze to the police, they took him to the Washington County Jail on suspicion of DUI based on other signs of being intoxicated, which the Tualatin PD wouldn't clearly convey to us. Either way, he was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence of intoxicants. Of course, Henry posed for this bleary-eyed mug shot too. As of now, it doesn't seem like he's been released yet. Presumably, cops are letting him sober up in jail. The guy is obviously most known for his lead role as young Elliot from Steven Spielberg's iconic 1982 film, in which he befriends an extraterrestrial. He's gone on to act in tons of other stuff over the years ... most recently, in Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House." When it comes to this though ... ya gotta wonder if Henry was given his one "phone home" call. We can only hope so!!! (TMZ)

Jenelle Evans' ex-BF, Nathan Griffith, has an excuse for why he shouldn't have been busted for DWI ... he says he wasn't even in his car when he got stopped by cops. As we reported ... the "Teen Mom 2" star was arrested outside a grocery store last Thursday in North Carolina ... and now Nathan is calling his arrest BS. Nathan tells us his keys were actually locked inside his vehicle and he was walking to meet friends at a restaurant when he got stopped by police, who he claims were responding to a report of a man sleeping in his car. The way Nathan tells it ... he'd already been walking for 5 minutes when cops showed up and escorted him back to his vehicle. He says police grilled him about driving and sleeping in the car before administering a field sobriety test ... and ya gotta hear him describe the procedure. We've reached out to law enforcement multiple times ... and we're still waiting on the police report. Bottom line for Nathan ... he thinks he shoulda been popped for public intoxication not DWI. (TMZ)

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