A number of major world figures will be absent from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 19. British prime minister Theresa May is missing from the guest list, as well as the Obamas and the Trumps. A spokesman from Kensington Palace says the royal family had decided that “an official list of political leaders–both UK and international–is not required for Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s wedding.” The spokesman added that “Her Majesty’s Government was consulted on this decision, which was taken by The Royal Household.” Invited guests are said to be only people who have an existing, direct relationship with the groom, the bride, or both.
Damian Lewis will play Rob Ford, the controversial former mayor of Toronto, in a new drama called Run This Town. Damian wears prosthetics in the new drama, which is told from the perspective of a reporter (Ben Platt) who attempts to expose a scandal involving the mayor. Rob Ford was mayor from 2010 to 2014–during which he was caught on video smoking crack cocaine, accused of sexual assault and witnessed arguing with his staff in public while intoxicated. He died in 2016. The film will also star Nina Dobrev, Mena Massoud, Scott Speedman, and Jennifer Ehle.
Late night host Seth Meyers and his wife Alexi Ashe didn’t make it to the hospital Sunday after she went into labor. Instead, the baby was welcomed in the lobby of their apartment building.
Their son, Axel Strahl, was apparently in a big hurry. Describing it, Seth said, “We get into the lobby of our building, I have called an Uber, the Uber is outside and we basically get to the steps of our building, walking out the steps, and my wife says, ‘I can’t get in the car, I’m gonna have the baby right now.’”
Seth, his mother-in-law Joanne and their midwife, huddled in a semi-circle around her. Seth said, “This is how fast it happened. I called 9-1-1 and over the course of a minute conversation — I basically said, ‘We’re about to have a baby, we’re having a baby, we had a baby.’ I went from someone calling about an emergency to just sharing good news with a stranger.”
Footage posted online yesterday appears to show Tristan Thompson cheating on his nine-months-pregnant baby mama Khloe Kardashian. In the photos Tristan is seen getting up close and personal with an unidentified woman at New York City’s PH-D Lounge on Saturday. Specifically, the woman is seen wrapping her arms around Tristan and leaning in for a kiss. An eyewitness says, “I was there and he was on the table right next to us with a group of friends and some girl who he was obviously making out with all night.” There is also footage of Tristan and this woman returning to his hotel Sunday morning. Oh, and then this, the woman, who goes by @ms.stephaniee_ posted clips from an alleged sex tape with Tristan and dirty text messages he sent her… they have since been deleted.
A second video making the rounds also appears to show Tristan kissing another woman at a club back in October, when Khloe was three months pregnant.
So far, Khloe, who is expecting to give birth any day now, has remained silent.
Taylor Swift’s beauty allegedly inspired a man to rob a bank. According to a police report, Bruce Rowley was arrested last week in Ansonia, Connecticut, after cops say he confessed to robbing a bank and then driving to Taylor’s house and throwing some of the money over her fence to impress her. Bruce allegedly entered the bank and demanded money from a bank teller. While he did not show a weapon or make any threats, the teller turned over an undetermined amount of cash. It’s unclear at this time if Brunce actually went to the singer’s home. Following his arrest, Bruce told cops he had a crush on Taylor and planned on donating some of the money he stole to the Ansonia Police Department. He was booked for robbery in the second degree and larceny in the fourth degree. He’s being held on bail.
Gwen Stefani says the idea of marrying her boyfriend Blake Shelton is on her brain. “I think about it all the time,” the 48-year-old singer told Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday. While Gwen didn’t elaborate on any wedding plans, she did muse a little on how much everyone loves Blake. “I love weddings, the kids love him, we love him,” she added. “Everybody loves him. He’s lovable.”
Anna Faris still loves Chris Pratt nearly a year after announcing their split. She says, everything they do is motivated by their five-year-old son: “What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly. We reiterate that there aren’t rules to this. We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack.”
Moving forward, Anna says she hopes to find love again.
She also admits to getting plastic surgery during a major life change. She says, “I was always a negative-A cup, so when I was 30, I was getting a divorce (she was married to Ben Indra for 4 years), I had just finished House Bunny, and I’d sold another movie, all of these new things were happening to me, so I got my breasts done.” She continued, “It was f—— awesome,” she continues. “I never, ever thought I’d do something like that. I always thought plastic surgery was caving in to ‘the man,’ you know? But it came down to a really simple thing: I wanted to fill out a bikini. What would that feel like? I’m still floored that I did it, because I am a staunch feminist.
In a new cover story for Vogue, Amal Clooney reveals that her and husband George’s 10-month-old twins have already spoken their first words. “We’ve had some ‘mamas’ and ‘dadas,'” the 40-year-old says about daughter Ella and son Alexander. “George was very careful to ensure that ‘mama’ was the first word.” Amal adds that while falling in love with George was “the most natural thing in the world,” she never expected it to happen. “I was 35 when I met him,” she explains. “It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me. And I wasn’t willing or excited about the idea of getting married or having a family in the absence of that.”
Gwen Stefani will headline her own Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino’s Zappos Theater starting on June 27. Buzz about a Stefani residency began after the Voice coach went to see Jennifer Lopez’s Planet Hollywood residency last month. “Your Vegas show was so good,” Stefani told J-Lo on Instagram, adding the hashtags “#Inspired” and “#JustAGirlFromAnaheim.” Tickets for Gwen Stefani–Just a Girl go on sale this Friday.
Beyoncé’s stepfather, Richard Lawson — who is married to her mom Tina Knowles, has some amazing things to say about his step-daughter. This is how he describes Beyonce:
“Beyoncé is one of the sweetest people in the world. She’s still 16 years old at her heart—she still laughs like a 16-year-old. She has more care and more concern and more love for humanity. She has more integrity, she’s a creative soul, she has a big, big, big, big, big vision about how to do things. She’s always moving the needle. I cannot tell you how proud I am of her and just how much I appreciate knowing such a large spirit. She’s an incredible human being.”
While it’s been almost two decades since Vivica A. Fox went dated rapper 50 Cent, she admits she would be open to dating him again. “I was very attracted to him, still am,” Fox said on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday. The topic of 50 Cent came up because the actress was discussing her new memoir, Every Day I’m Hustling, which includes a whole chapter dedicated to the rapper. In the book, Vivica describes the two of them as having been “very much” in love and claimed that their breakup “haunted” her, especially after she learned that he had wanted to propose to her.