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Supermodel Beverly Johnson Is Engaged at 67: 'We've Lived Through a Lot of the Same Things'. "Just finding the love of my life at this point in my life has been amazing," Johnson tells PEOPLE exclusively of her recent engagement to financier Brian Maillian. Ask Beverly Johnson what makes her fiance Brian Maillian such a good match and she says with a laugh: "This is the first time I've dated someone so close to my age! We know the same songs and we've lived through a lot of the same things." They also share a deep bond. Johnson, the supermodel who made history as the first Black woman on the cover of Vogue in 1974, says, "As I was breaking boundaries in the fashion industry, he was doing the same on Wall Street." Now 67, Johnson tells PEOPLE, "just finding the love of my life at this point in my life has been amazing." Turns out her engagement to the 70-year-old financier with whom she lives with in Rancho Mirage, California, was not exactly planned. It happened while they were attending an event in Palm Springs, with members of their extended family. "My older sister Sheilah was there and she said to Brian, 'I didn't hear you give my sister an answer when she asked you to marry her,'" Johnson recalls. "And he said, 'I have answered her. I have asked her to marry me. And she said, No. Besides that -- I don't have a ring.'" With that, Johnson says, "Brian's 88-year-old mother took off her wedding ring and passed it down the table till it got to Brian and he got down on one knee. I was sobbing uncontrollably and he said 'Will you marry me?' and I said yes!" Maillian put the ring on her finger and when Johnson took it off to give back to his mom, her soon-to-be mother-in-law told her: "You can keep it on until the rest of the day!" After they became engaged, Johnson says laughing, "I was like how the heck did that happen? I was saying I'm never going to get married again." (She was previously married to real estate agent Billy Potter and later music producer Danny Sims, father of their daughter Anansa.) (People)

Iggy Azalea Reveals Her Baby Boy's Name. "Fancy" rapper Iggy Azalea speaks out about her first son's name, over a month after confirming she welcomed a baby this year. Without further ado, Iggy Azalea would like to introduce her son Onyx Carter. The "Fancy" rapper revealed her son's name on Instagram this Tuesday, just over a month after announcing his arrival. She shared an audio recording of herself talking to her "baby boy," which was watermarked "Amethyst & Onyx." Seeing as the star's real name is Amethyst, followers were able to surmise that the 30-year-old named her son, Onyx, in the similar style. One person remarked on the post, "Your names go so well together omg," to which Iggy responded, "We besties forever." Earlier this week, there was some speculation that the Australia native and rumored partner had named their first son, Gilbert. But, in another Instagram comment, the rapper shut that rumor down. "I'm okay with y'all joking 'n all but let it be known I didn't name my child that. Lmao," she replied, according to the Daily Mail. It was just last month that the star announced she was a new mom. In June, she wrote on her Instagram Story, "I have a son." "I kept waiting for the right time to say something but it feels like the more time passes the more I realize that I'm always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world," Iggy explained of the secrecy. "I want to keep his life private but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret & I love him beyond words." While Iggy was willing to confirm her newfound parenting status, she has yet to comment on her and Playboi Carti's relationship status. In July 2019, it was speculated that the two musicians were engaged, but it seems like they're keeping that info under wraps for the time being. (Eonline)

Nikki Bella is looking forward to meeting her baby boy! The WWE star, 36, can't wait to welcome her son with fiance Artem Chigvintsev, and said on Instagram Tuesday that some of the symptoms of pregnancy are "worth it" -- especially as her due date inches closer. "Sleepless nights are worth it the closer I get to meeting you," Nikki wrote on her Instagram Stories, sharing a close-up photo of her growing baby bump. The Total Bellas star shared another sweet photo on her Instagram Tuesday, captioning the post with a simple red heart emoji. The snap featured Chigvintsev and Nikki touching foreheads and smiling at one another as the former Dancing with the Stars choreographer cradled her stomach. Nikki and her twin sister Brie Bella -- who is also pregnant, and due just a week and a half apart from Nikki -- shared photos from a joint maternity photo shoot earlier this month. "Pregnancy has been an incredible journey so far, even through some of the toughest times we have faced in this world so far and through some of the most beautiful life changing times as well," wrote Nikki on Instagram, sharing some black-and-white photos from the photo shoot in which she and Brie stand back-to-back. "I have embraced the changes of the human body, even though that can be tough at times," she continued. "I have embraced the feeling of being uncomfortable knowing I am growing a life that will be one of my own. I have already felt the lioness in me come out even more knowing that I am ready to protect, teach, love and guide." Nikki added that to go through it all with her twin makes her "one lucky woman that God knew my timing of becoming a mom was divine." She shared another photo from the shoot, posing with a shirtless Chigvintsev. "Covered up a little here for my A @theartemc Loved this moment with him!" she wrote in the caption. "He was so nervous it was the cutest thing ever! Goodness he is going to be such an amazing Dad. I just can't wait for it!" On Sunday, Brie -- who is already mom to 3-year-old daughter Birdie, whom she shared with husband Daniel Bryan -- shared a selfie of the twins lounging on a couch together with their hands on their stomachs. "Who's baby is coming first!!!???? Almost at the finish line," she wrote alongside the snap. The twins are expecting their little ones later this summer. (People)

Jewel opens up about homelessness, mental health struggle. Jewel candidly recalled her terrifying days being homeless and shoplifting before she made it as a pop star. "There have been days where I was homeless for a year, when I was 18 and absolutely terrified," she said, "having panic attacks, shoplifting ... days I thought I would just pass out. I have passed out from panic attacks actually, but I kept standing up." The singer opened up at a virtual town hall -- hosted by public media station WETA in DC and the National Alliance on Mental Illness -- to launch a campaign called Well Beings. The "Who Will Save Your Soul" singer shared, "Feelings and thoughts are like the weather ... My tremendous anxiety, my panic attacks -- not every thought and feeling is a fact. Just because it's happening in my brain doesn't mean it's the truth ... Learning to let it pass through my brain like the weather is a skill that really served me well." Matthew McConaughey, Kid Cudi, Billy Porter, Demi Moore and Alanis Morissette provided video messages for the town hall. Ken Burns is executive producing a film as part of the Well Beings initiative. (PageSix)

Chrissy Teigen Says She Deleted 60,000 Tweets Out of Concern for Her Family's Safety. Chrissy Teigen explains why she deleted over 60,000 tweets amid continued false accusations of involvement with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell. Chrissy Teigen is voicing concern for her family as internet trolls continue to accuse her of being involved in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. The chef and social media personality stated on Twitter that she recently deleted over 60,000 tweets because she "cannot f--king STAND" the individuals who are using her tweets as alleged evidence of her connection to Epstein's close associate Ghislaine Maxwell. She continued, "I'm worried for my family. Finding me talking about toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you're some sort of f--king operative." Internet users began to speculate about her alleged ties to Epstein and Maxwell when unsubstantiated claims suggested Teigen's name was listed on a purported flight log for Epstein's private plane. Tom Hanks has also been accused by online conspiracy theorists of taking Epstein's jet to his island in the Caribbean, however, according to Reuters, there is no truth to the accusations. The news organization's team of fact checkers combed through copies of the flight logs, which can be seen online, and could not find Hanks' name or initials in the documents. Teigen has never formally been accused of having any sort of involvement in the Epstein scandal. On July 8, a Twitter user commented on Teigen's post, "You're on the flight log. #GislaineMaxwell #EpsteinIsland," which prompted this response from the star: "if we wanna play with your lie just for fun, do you understand that if I were on the flight for the date of this 'manifest', I'd be a victim." She said in another tweet, "People still wasting time believing a 4chan flight manifest, I see. These people are so sick (and actually stupid) but mostly sick. And mostly stupid. I can't bother to care anymore." In 2018, Teigen and husband John Legend threatened a lawsuit against an individual who accused the pair of involving their daughter Luna Stephens in a child sex-trafficking ring. The Los Angeles Times explained in a 2018 article, "Self-described 'journalist' Liz Crokin accused Teigen and Legend in a series of tweets, many of which have since been deleted, of being connected to a debunked rumor of a child sex ring in Washington, D.C., known as 'Pizzagate.'" Teigen said of the matter on Twitter, "Alright. I debated saying something about this but I'm pretty disturbed over here. The fact that there are people with these...thoughts...is really scary." Crokin, who later deleted many of the tweets containing allegations, told The L.A. Times, "I never accused John and Chrissy of trafficking their chil [sic]. That's a flat out lie and my Twitter history proves it." (Eonline)

Tom Hanks Says Coronavirus Left His Bones Feeling "Like They Were Made of Soda Crackers." Following the release of his latest film 'Greyhound' on AppleTV+, the actor appeared virtually on 'The Late Show' where he opened up about his experience with COVID-19 and quarantine activities. Appearing virtually on The Late Show Tuesday night, Tom Hanks chatted with host Stephen Colbert about his experience with the coronavirus, which he and his wife Rita Wilson contracted in March and have since recovered from. The late-night host joked near the top of the show that Hanks, 64, and Wilson, 63, were "the first famous people" to be diagnosed with the virus, and the actor said he was surprised to get it. "We had no idea how it could have happened, where it could have happened," said Hanks. The couple had tested positive for COVID-19 after traveling from the U.S. to Australia where Hanks was in preproduction for Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley movie for Warner Bros. The pair were briefly hospitalized and then quarantined in a rented home there for several weeks, occasionally sharing updates on their status via social media. Noting that he and his wife had very different symptoms -- Wilson had a high fever, headaches and lost her sense of smell and taste -- Hanks said that after they were diagnosed they found themselves in hospital with medical staff covered in PPE protective gear. Their temperatures, oxygen levels and lungs were constantly tested throughout their hospital stay. He goes on to say that it took 8 or 9 days to get over the coronavirus, and that during the worst of it his bones "felt like they were made of soda crackers." He also described being very fatigued and sore. Now that Hanks has recovered, he doesn't know if he's immune or if he can get the virus again. "No one really knows what the x factor is," said the actor, adding that he does read a lot about it. Hanks has also donated plasma for those who need it. "I thought plasma was like giving blood," said the actor, explaining that he later realized that they just take out the plasma from your blood -- not take the blood itself. He added that there's a lot of paperwork involved, but no discomfort to the process. Asked how he feels when he sees people not wearing masks, Hanks responded that wearing a face covering is literally the least one can do. He wears a cloth bandanna, washes his hands and tries to stay six feet away from other people. As far as quarantine productivity, Colbert joked that he gets through, but he's not improving himself -- asking the actor about what he's made or learned during this time. Hanks said that he hasn't gone as far as learning something like Portuguese, but he "took a stab" at some instant pot recipes. He also gave up bread, sugar and alcohol for a period of two weeks. Hanks can currently be seen in the submarine thriller Greyhound, which he says was shot for two weeks on an actual ship, while the rest was filmed "on a very complicated set" in Baton Rouge. Hanks' son Chet is also in the movie, and the actor noted that it was "incredible fun" to work alongside him -- a "bonafide actor" in his own right. Toward the end of the interview, Colbert and Hanks joked about the family nature of quarantine, with the late-night host saying that his children have helped him with camera, lighting and Zoom calls for his show. "Every day is bring your family to work day," laughed Hanks. "Every single day." (Hollywood Reporter)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is back in the hospital and is being treated for a possible infection. The Supreme Court Justice was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital early Tuesday morning for treatment. She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., Monday night after experiencing fever and chills. RBG underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that she got last August. The 87-year-old Justice is now resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment. You'll recall Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital a little over 2 months ago after she was treated for a benign gallbladder condition. She's one tough cookie though. Remember, she's been treated for cancer 4 times. Get better, RBG!!! (TMZ)

Hayden Panettiere obtains restraining order against ex Brian Hickerson. Hayden Panettiere was granted a restraining order against ex-boyfriend Brian Hickerson on Tuesday, Page Six confirmed. The "Heroes" star, 30, filed a request for an out-of-state restraining order that would protect her in California, where she now resides. Panettiere's request comes five months after Hickerson was arrested for domestic battery after allegedly assaulting her on Valentine's Day in Wyoming. In April, Hickerson reportedly pleaded not guilty to the charge. A trial is scheduled for September. It was the second domestic violence arrest for Hickerson, who allegedly assaulted Panettiere in May 2019 during an altercation at their home after a night of drinking. He was ordered to stay 100 yards away from the "Remember the Titans" actress. In early June, Panettiere seemed to allude to having moved on from the relationship when she showed off her "newish" neck tattoo depicting the Eye of Ra, which is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection and royal authority. (PageSix)

Nick Cannon's under fire for comments he made about melanin, white people and why they became "savages" long, long ago -- and some are even calling him a "black supremacist." "The Masked Singer" host has recently been accused of spewing anti-Semitism on his podcast, "Cannon's Class," but now it's this brief clip from his June 30 episode with Professor Griff -- formerly of Public Enemy -- that has people riled up. Nick said that the power of melanin -- or lack thereof -- made white people "a little less" than darker-skinned people ... and claims this deficiency leads to fear. He was speaking anthropologically -- meaning the very first white people in modern-day Europe -- but went on to say white people's fear made them lack compassion and ultimately ... become evil. Nick then referred to these white people of the past as "savages," "barbaric" and added ... "They're the ones that are actually closer to animals, they're the ones that are actually the true savages." Now, some people are calling him out for the remarks, including black British rapper Zuby, who tweeted, "Nick Cannon has gone full black supremacist. This is 100% certified racist." Cannon's controversy comes on the heels of allegations of being an anti-Semite and spreading anti-Jewish theories on his podcast ... so rough week so far. UPDATE: Nick Cannon has been dropped by ViacomCBS after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon, amidst a downpour of outrage and backlash toward the 'Wild n' Out' star after he made very controversial claims on his podcast that many considered deeply troubling and downright hateful. Turns out, Viacom agreed. They severed ties on Tuesday, stating, "ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism." "We have spoken with Nick Cannon about an episode of his podcast 'Cannon's Class' on YouTube, which promoted hateful speech and spread anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. While we support ongoing education and dialogue in the fight against bigotry, we are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him." In the same podcast in which Nick suggested white people were "a little less" than darker-skinned people, he also stated, "You can't be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people." He went on "When we are the same people who they want to be. That's our birthright. We are the true Hebrews." Cannon issued his own non-apology on Monday, stating, "Anyone who knows me knows that I have no hate in my heart nor malice intentions. I do not condone hate speech nor the spread of hateful rhetoric." He then invited people to step up and go toe-to-toe. "I encourage more healthy dialogue and welcome any experts, clergy, or spokespersons to any of my platforms to hold me accountable and correct me in any statement that I've made that has been projected as negative." Viacom is the parent company of MTV, home to Cannon's 'Wild n' Out' gig, and also home to Nickelodeon, where Cannon got his start in the '90s. (TMZ)

Nick Cannon's firing back at ViacomCBS after it dropped him for making anti-Semitic comments -- and he's now claiming it's the media giant that's being divisive, not him ... and he has a list of demands. "The Masked Singer" host responded to Viacom's decision Wednesday morning, saying, he's "deeply saddened" the company "misused an important moment for us to all grow closer together and learn more about one another" and, instead ... he claims it's trying to "make an example of an outspoken black man." Cannon vows to not be bullied or silenced, and says Viacom "does not understand or respect the power of the black community." As we reported, Viacom cut bait with Nick over his comments on his podcast "Cannon's Class" ... where he openly espoused Anti-Jewish, and clearly divisive, rhetoric from Minister Farrakhan. He got a ton of backlash online, and then Viacom dropped the hammer, but Nick alleges the pot's calling the kettle black. Cannon says ... "I honestly can't believe that Viacom has such poor council that would allow them to make such a divisive decision in the midst of protests and civil uprising within our current pandemic. Truly an unwise decision." He goes on to say he hoped his comments could lead to reconciliation and he could "use this moment to show healing and acceptance" ... but claims Viacom has no interest. He also accuses the media giant of banning all advertising that supported George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Nick acknowledges he's had an incredibly successful past with Viacom -- including his Nickelodeon days and the creation of 'Wild 'N Out,' but says the company is "now on the wrong side of history." He did apologize "if I have furthered the hate speech" ... but also makes it clear he's gonna fight for "full ownership of my billion-dollar 'Wild 'N Out' brand that I created, and they will continue to misuse and destroy without my leadership! I demand that the hate and back door bullying cease and while we are at it, now that the truth is out, I demand the Apology!" (TMZ)

Johnny Depp's estate manager told a UK court Wednesday how he found the star's severed fingertip in a trashed rental home -- and saw cuts on Amber Heard's arms. Ben King recalled how he was "urgently summoned" in March 2015 to the blood-covered home in Australia where he "found a significant amount of damage, particularly to the bar area on the lower ground floor." "The mirror behind the bar was heavily cracked and there was broken glass and other debris strewn on and around the bar," King said in a witness statement, with images being shown in London's High Court. "I was told that Mr. Depp's fingertip had been severed. Whilst cleaning up the broken glass and debris, I looked for the fingertip and found it on the floor of the bar area," he said. In the witness stand Wednesday, he recalled the carnage in the rental home after the fight that Depp, 57, admitted using blood from his injury to scrawl graffiti about his wife on mirrors in the house. "The bar area had the most blood. There was a trail of blood spots up the stairs, and blood spots in the bedrooms, in one bedroom mainly," King told the court, according to Sky News. He questioned Heard's earlier claims that her husband had damaged his finger when he ripped a phone off the wall and smashed it. "I don't recall a phone having been ripped off the wall, or having to replace a wall telephone," he told the court. A white phone was seen on the floor in photos from the scene used in evidence, however. He also insisted there was no evidence of urine on the floor after Depp was accused of trying to write Heard's name in pee on the carpet. "I did not see any signs of urine, and I did not smell it, as I would have done had someone urinated around the house," he insisted in his earlier statement. When they all left Australia to return to Los Angeles, King says he looked at Heard, 34, and noticed "some cuts on one of her arms." "They were enough for me to say 'maybe you should put your sleeve down,'" he recalled, to avoid being photographed with the injuries which he said were "at a sort of diagonal angle downwards." During the flight, the "Aquaman" actress also asked him, "Have you ever been so angry with someone that you just lost it?" he told the court. He did not ask her to elaborate, he told the court. King -- who also worked for Depp in London and Canada -- said he would often hear the couple having shouting matches, which he likened to them acting like "school children," Sky said. In his witness statement, King said that Depp abstained from booze, while Heard "drank two bottles of wine a night and was taking medication." "Not every night... it was a regular occurrence, but not every night." Depp, however, "seemed to smoke cannabis sometimes around the house," possibly every day, but King insisted, "That wasn't any of my business." He said Heard seemed to be the antagonizer in the fights, regularly " saw Heard "goading" her husband. "Mr. Depp was always polite," he told the court, according to Sky. His evidence came on the seventh day of the case hearing Depp's libel case against The Sun newspaper over an April 2018 article that said he was a "wife-beater," which he denies -- and instead says his "sociopathic" ex-wife was the violent one in their marriage. (Page Six)

Multiple cops descended upon Megan Thee Stallion and Tory Lanez during his gun bust, in what proved to be quite the dramatic scene in the Hollywood Hills. TMZ got video of Tory's arrest from early Sunday morning, and it's pretty clear ... law enforcement was treating the situation very seriously, as if there have might've been an active threat. Remember, they were responding to a call about 5 shots fired with the description of the SUV that was Tory's ride. What's interesting here from the footage is that they detained everyone in the vehicle at first, including Meg -- whom they put in handcuffs, along with Tory and another woman. You see a woman who looks like MTS being told to exit the vehicle from an officer using a bullhorn off-camera -- while a helicopter is hovering above the whole time -- and you even hear her say, "My hands are up" as they direct her to walk back and get on the ground. Later, you see the same woman -- again, who appears to be Megan wearing swimwear, seated on a ledge while talking to a man nearby, who seems to be Tory. Remember, they'd all been hopping between pool parties on Saturday evening. The woman asks, "Are you okay?" while the guy is being handled by cops. We broke the story ... Tory was the only one arrested that morning on a gun charge. Megan was ultimately taken to the hospital for a cut on her foot. (TMZ)

Grant Imahara complained of migraines in the days before doctors discovered his brain aneurysm, and emergency surgery, sadly, couldn't save him ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the "MythBusters" host's family tell us ... he'd been experiencing painful headaches for a few days before Saturday night, when he was having dinner with his girlfriend at a home in L.A. We're told at some point during the meal, Grant's pain worsened and he felt dizzy, along with experiencing severe neck and back pain and numbness in his legs. After he showed signs of being unresponsive, his GF called 911 ... we're told this was around 9 PM. Our sources say when paramedics arrived, Grant's vitals were normal but he was still in serious pain, so he was rushed to a hospital. We're told doctors soon realized he had a brain aneurysm, and he underwent emergency surgery. Grant survived the surgery -- no small feat when dealing with an aneurysm -- but we're told he never fully recovered. He had another operation Sunday, but again came out unresponsive and in critical condition. On Monday, we're told he had an MRI to prep for a third surgery ... but doctors discovered the extent of the damage was too severe. Grant was wholly unresponsive, and the decision was made to take him off life support. As we reported ... the accomplished electrical engineer, roboticist and beloved Discovery host's sudden death, at just 49 years old, was a severe shock to his friends and longtime coworkers. Former "MythBusters" host Adam Savage said, "Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I'll miss my friend." (TMZ)

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