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Celebrity Gossip Heard All Over The Web

The Arsenio Hall Show Is Officially Canceled

Television can be unpredictable, and Arsenio Hall knows all too well. After his late night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show, was renewed back in February, news came today that the show will not be returning for a second season.

CBS Television Distribution took back the decision, canceling the show after only one season. “Unfortunately, The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” CBSTVD said in a statement Friday. “Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.”

Arsenio said in a statement, “When I started this adventure with CTD and Tribune, we all knew it would be a challenge — I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created. I’d like to thank everyone on my staff for rallying around me and striving to make the best show possible every night.”

This really sucks! Arsenio is a really talented host, and has had a lot of great interviews and performances with celebrities the entire season. Unfortunately though, in a market where everyone is breaking into talk shows, the ratings are split, and it’s rough competition to stay afloat. Sad that Arsenio didn’t make the cut, but I’m sure this won’t be the last we hear of him. Or, at least, I hope not!

Kerry Washington Gives Birth To A Baby Girl!

Kerry Washington is REALLY good at keeping her personal life quiet! According to reports, the Scandal actress secretly welcomed a baby girl on April 21, almost two weeks ago! 

It’s the first child for the Scandal actress and husband Nnamdi Asomugha, who she secretly married back in June 2013 in a small ceremony in Hailey, Idaho. The baby’s name is reportedly Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha, according to Glamour.  Very pretty!

The news of the pregnancy broke in October, and Kerry FINALLY opened up about her pregnancy during the 2014 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12. “I feel like I have the best date of the night,” she said, rocking the bump in a beautiful, white Balenciaga gown. “My little accessory tonight.” A little over a month later,  Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes hosted a baby shower for Kerry at her Hancock Park home in L.A. About 60 friends and relatives attended, including costar Darby StanchfieldRegina King, and Jane Fonda.

Recently, Kerry and the rest of her Gladiators wrapped filming  on Season 3 of Scandal, which was cut down to 18 episodes instead of the standard 22, as Kerry rode out her pregnancy. Her pregnancy was not written into the D.C. crisis management drama. Instead, there were a lot of half and up close shots, but we all still knew!

Aww congrats to the happy couple! I’m sure Kerry and Nnamdi will be amazing parents to their baby girl. I wish them all the best!

Image via Glamour

CONFIRMED: Gwen Stefani Is Joining The Voice

Last week, reports circulated that Gwen Stefani was joining season 7 of The VoiceWell looks like it’s true! Gwen confirmed the news on Instagram, rocking her own version of The Voice‘s iconic hand gesture and a caption saying, “It’s true!”

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NBC also announced hat Christina Aguilera, who served as a coach for seasons one, two, three and five, will return to the show  for season eight. Taking off time for her pregnancy, Christina showed Gwen love and congratulated her on Twitter. “So excited to have you join #TheVoice squad @GwenStefani! Welcome to our crazy fam! Kisses- xoxo #blondesdoitbest,” she tweeted.

As previously reported, Gwen will join Pharrell Williams for the singing competition. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will also return to the series.

Again, I’m definitely excited that Gwen will be joining the show! She has a lot of great experience in this industry, and I think she’ll be amazing at not only spotting talent, but nurturing that talent as well!

 

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg Engaged!

Looks like Jenny McCarthy is headed down the aisle again! She announced on The View today, April 16, that she is getting married to boyfriend  Donnie Wahlberg.

“I just got engaged!” she told her co-hosts and audience members. Flashing her yellow sapphire ring, Jenny revealed that her son Evan helped out with the surprise proposal last weekend. Donnie popped up on the show too, doting on his fiancee! The couple doesn’t have a date set yet, but they’re thinking about a late summer wedding in August 2015.

It was announced in July last year that the pair were officially dating. This will be the second marriage for both. Congrats to them…they seem really happy! Offering up best wishes!

In other news for The View, in honor of Barbara Walters‘ last week on the show, ALL 11 hosts are heading back to the table on May 15. That’s :

Meredith Vieira (moderator, 1997–2006, season 1–9)
Star Jones (1997-2006, season 1–9)
Joy Behar (1997–2013, season 1–16)
Debbie Matenopoulos (1997-1998, season 1-2)
Lisa Ling (1999–2002, season 2–6)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck (2003–2013, season 7–16)
Rosie O’Donnell (moderator, 2006–2007, season 10)
Whoopi Goldberg (moderator, 2007, season 11–present)
Sherri Shepherd (2007, season 11–present)
Jenny McCarthy (2013, season 17–present)

Now that’s an episode I HAVE to DVR. I know they’ll be coming back for Barbara and all, but there’s no telling what might go down between all of these ladies!

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Haylie Duff Is Engaged

It must really be springtime because love is definitely in the air! Haylie Duff announced that she is now engaged to her boyfriend Matt Rosenberg! 

“The future Mrs.Rosenberg #Love @mr_sts,” Haylie wrote on Instagram, sharing a picture of her and her man smiling, while simultaneously flashing that rock!

“This week has seriously just become the best week of my life!” she also added on her Real Girl’s Kitchen blog. “As if announcing The Real Girl’s Kitchen tv show wasn’t enough, Matt just took me by total surprise and proposed…on April Fool’s Day of all days! The moment was genuine and sweet (like him!) and I couldn’t wait to say yes!”

“We are so excited and happy to share our wonderful news with everyone!” she continued. “We both feel so blessed to have the love and support of our family and friends and can’t wait to start this new adventure!”

It’s a little ray of sunshine after Haylie’s little sister, Hilary Duff, announced her split from husband Mike Comrie after three years of marriage. The exes have remained friendly and co-parent their 2 year old son, Luca.

I hope that things fare better for Haylie and Matt! Congrats to them on their engagement!

Image via Haylie Duff

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Separate

Sadly, it’s another celebrity couple calling it quits! After 10 years of marriage, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay‘s Chris Martin have decided to separate.

The couple announced the news on Gwyneth’s  lifestyle website GOOP, with a post titled “Conscious Uncoupling”.  “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate,” they stated. “We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us, and we have come to the conclusion that while we love each other very much we will remain separate.”

“We are, however, and always will be a family, and in many ways we are closer than we have ever been,” they continued. “We are parents first and foremost, to two incredibly wonderful children and we ask for their and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. We have always conducted our relationship privately, and we hope that as we consciously uncouple and co-parent, we will be able to continue in the same manner.”

The couple had just celebrated 10 years this past December. They have two children: daughter Apple, 9, and son Moses, 7.

Sad to see them splitting up, but at least they are separating on good terms, and will co-parent their children in a dignified manner. Not everyone does. Wishing them the best in the future!

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Cee Lo Green Is Done With The Voice For Good!

Cee Lo Green is moving on! After four seasons on NBC reality singing competition The Voice, the singer has announced that he won’t be returning to the show….ever!

“I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” he said in an appearance on the Feb. 19 episode of Ellen.   “I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I’m going to miss The Voice too. So I’m not coming back guys.”

Ellen DeGeneres asked Cee Lo to clarify. “I’m not coming back at all,” he said. “I don’t want to wear out my welcome there. You know what I’m saying. I have so many other things that I want to do. I haven’t released an album in four years. I’m almost done with my album.”

Lionel Richie joined Cee Lo on the show, and they made the announcement that they’ll also be going on tour together! “He’ll be with me, on the road,” Lionel chimed in.

Cee Lo was one of the original four mentors on The Voice sitting with Adam LevineBlake Shelton and Christina Aguilera. Both he and Christina were judges for seasons 1-3. Shakira and Usher took their spots for season 4, but they came back for season 5.

I don’t watch The Voice often, but there’s definitely a lot of talent there that Cee Lo has been a part of helping to groom. I’m sure he’ll be missed, but I’m ready to see what he has cooking up in the music realm!

Image via Michael Rozman/ Warner Bros.

Kim Kardashian Confirms New Baby Clothing Line

New venture for the Kardashian Klan? Kim Kardashian confirmed she is working on a new clothing line for babies after talking with a fan on Mobio INsider. And it’s coming soon than we think!

The fan asked if Mommy Kim if she only dressed 7-month-old daughter, North West, in designer clothes and if she’d ever style her little girl in something from Target. Kim answered, “absolutely! She wears everything. I even created a baby line, so there can be super affordable clothes for babies. It launches in March. Kids grow up so fast. You need affordable clothes!”

Kim didn’t say anymore about the line, but a rep did confirm that it will be released in March. And no, none of the Kardashian children will be models. Reportedly, the new line will be called Kardashian Kids

I don’t know what’s “affordable” in the Kardashians’ world. Their store DASH sells shirts and jeans  for $100+, but the Kardashian Kollection is a little bit lower since it’s in Sears. Who knows what Kim will try to get for babies! Never the less, I’m actually intrigued to see what she comes up with. 

Image via Alo Ceballos/FilmMagic

 

Evelyn Lozada Reveals Her Baby’s Gender!

All blue everything! Looks like reality star Evelyn Lozada will be having a boy come March!

“Surprisingly, I found out when I had my first trimester screening,” Evelyn told 37, PEOPLE.“I was about 13 weeks when they told me the sex! I was honestly praying for a boy. I have wanted to have a son for years.” She often spoke of the desire for a baby boy on her stint on VH1’s Basketball Wives.

Evelyn also revealed that she found out the sex of the baby with her daughter Shaniece, 20. “We were both so happy. There are all girls on my side, so this will be our first boy. My family is over the moon,” she said. ”Every time I go to the doctor, I have them check to make sure it’s a boy. I’m still in disbelief!” She also joked, “Shaniece is just happy that she can still be the princess of the family.”

Evelyn recently got engaged to Los Angeles Dodgers outfield Carl Crawford, the father of her unborn son, over the holidays. They plan to celebrate their little bundle of joy with a “diapers and diamonds” themed baby shower on February 8 in Los Angeles. The shower will be hosted by Shaniece and Evelyn’s Basketball Wives costar Shaunie O’Neal as well as close friends Teresa Caldwell and Danika Berry.

As far as names, that’s still up in the air. “Carl and I have a few in mind, but haven’t decided yet,” Evelyn admitted.

I’m honestly still surprised that she was able to keep this baby a secret for so long! I wish her and Carl all the best, and congratulate them. I can’t wait to see pictures!

Image via PEOPLE

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross Engaged!

Another celeb couple is taking the plunge! Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross are officially engaged! The couple announced the news on Twitter.

“The love of my life said YES!!!!!!” Evan tweeted, sharing a photo of the couple. Ashlee also tweeted, “My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii!!!”

The couple confirmed they were dating back in July, and have been spotted together at different events ever since. “I’m so in love and we’ve got amazing things going on,” Evan admitted to The Insider. “And we inspire each other.”

Ashlee tweeted a pic of her, Evan, and her unique engagement ring! Check it out below! They look so happy together! <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii !!!!! 

Ashlee and Evan look so happy together! Congrats and best wishes to them!

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Kelly Clarkson Is Pregnant!

Just last week, Kelly Clarkson told Jay Leno that “practice makes perfect” when it comes to getting pregnant. Well it worked! She and husband Brandon Blackstock are expecting their first child! “I’m pregnant!!!” the singer tweeted to her fans. “Brandon and I are so excited! Best early Christmas present ever.”

The couple were married almost a month ago on October 20, and it’s been no secret that Kelly wants to be a mom! “More than anything, next I want a baby. Lots of them!” she told Us Weekly before her wedding. “My record label is freaking out because all I can talk about now are babies. We’re really excited and want to get our family started.” She added: “I’m 31 and we’d like to do it the natural way. My eggs aren’t getting any younger! So we’re really excited.”

Brandon has two kids, Savannah and Seth from a previous relationship, and they were cool with them adding to their blended family. “We got the A-okay from them so we are ready to go. That’s definitely the next big project we’re going to start on,” Kelly said.

When Jay asked her if she was pregnant, Kelly avoided the question by telling him only that they weren’t “announcing anything right now” but were having sex “like rabbits” in the meantime.”[We want a baby] like now! Practice makes perfect!” she told him, laughing. “We do, we do. We’re trying, trying, trying. We have two kids, and they’re so great. And I never wanted kids before, but now I want, like, five.”

Aww congrats to her and Brandon! I’m sure they’ll make great parents!

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Drew Barrymore Pregnant with Second Child!

Whoa baby! Drew Barrymore didn’t waste any time! Her rep has confirmed that the actress is pregnant with her second child, only 13 months after giving birth to her daughter Olive!

This weekend, the evidence was clear. While attending the LACMA Art & Film Gala, she rocked a long flowing dress that seemed to be trying to disguise a little baby bump. However, no initial comment was made to confirm or deny.

Though this is a quick second pregnancy for the mom, it’s no secret that she wanted another baby soon. Last month, she told Jay Leno on The Tonight Show that she “very much” wanted to have another child and get pregnant “right away.” Drew, who married art consultant Will Kopelman in June 2012, explained: “I grew up as an only child, and although that really works for some people and for some parents that’s the way they want to do it.”

Congrats to Drew, her husband Will Kopelman, and their families! I’m sure the

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Jenny McCarthy Joins The View

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It’s official! Jenny McCarthy will be one of the official co-hosts on The View this fall, taking the place of Joy Behar who is out of there when her contract ends in August.

Jenny is no newcomer to the show at all. She’s made 17 appearance on the show, eight of them as a guest co-host. It was rumored that she was likely to fill one of the spots now open with both Joy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck leaving.

“Jenny brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor,” Barbara Walters said in a statement. “She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View.”

“I’m beyond thrilled … I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off,” Jenny added in a statement. She also thanked VH1 for letting her go on the show. She was under contract for her new late-night talk show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, on the network, which I can assume they let her out of. I mean, who says no to Barbara Walters and The View? Only a crazy person.

Jenny will make her first official appearance as co-host on September 9th, the premiere of the 17th season. Good luck to her! She’s definitely funny and opinionated, and should be a good addition to the show.

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Monica and Shannon Brown Expecting a Child

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Singer Monica and her basketball hubby Shannon Brown shared a big announcement! They’re expecting their first child together!

The singer confirmed this weekend that she was having a baby this fall, sharing a photo of her baby belly! She also revealed that she’s five months along.

Monica is already mom to sons Rocko, who turns 8 this month, and Romelo Montez, 5. Shannon also has a son from a previous relationship, Shannon Christopher.

Since the couple was married in 2010, Monica had talked of having more children,  Monica hoped to expand their family, telling PEOPLE in 2012 that she wants “maybe two or three” more children.

Congrats to Monica, Shannon, and their loved ones on their expanding family!

Image via Monica Brown/Instagram

Justin Timberlake Announces Album Release Date and World Tour

 

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The 20/20 Experience, JT has announced that the sequel is coming sooner than we thought–September 30 to be exact!

The singer posted a pic on Instagram Sunday, showing him playing a guitar in a recording studio. In the foreground is a handwritten sign with the message “The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) Sept. 30th.” The caption read: “#2020Experience2of2 #TheTNKids,” referring to the album and his new fans, The Tennessee Kids (Justin hails from Memphis, TN).

JT also made the big announcement that he will be embarking on a world tour this fall. The North American leg will kick off on Oct. 31 in Montreal, and will hit 21 other cities.

The release of  The 20/20 Experience really showed how much fans missed JT! The album sold 968,000 copies its first week and becoming the fastest-selling album worldwide in iTunes history! So all the more reason for Justin to put out new music and head out to tour (as long as it’s quality work, which I’m sure it will be!). Gotta strike while the iron is hot!

I’m in love with the album, and can’t wait to see what else Justin comes up with this year!

Image via Instagram