TYRA BANKS WELCOMES SON

Tyra Banks
Tyra Banks

Former supermodel and beauty entrepreneur Tyra Banks and boyfriend, Norwegian photographer Erik Asla, have welcomed a son, York Banks Asla, via gestational surrogate, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy. The journey to now has not been an easy process, as I’ve shared before. But there was a beautiful bright light at the end of the tunnel for me and his father, Erik,” she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

“As I gaze into the beautiful eyes of my son, I think about all the people who struggle with fertility or carrying a child and continue to pray for them every day. My hopes and dreams are filled with well wishes that they get to feel what my little treasure, York Banks Asla, feels like in my arms.”

The new mom announced the arrival of her baby boy on Instagram, alongside a photo of a newborn hospital hat.

“The best present we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here,” Banks, 42, writes. “He’s got my fingers and big eyes and his daddy Erik’s mouth and chin.”

She adds, “As we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us, we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. York Banks Asla, welcome to the world.”

Banks previously opened up about her infertility struggles, revealing that she had undergone IVF procedures in hopes of conceiving.

“When I turned 40, the one thing I was not happy about is that I did not have kids,” she told PEOPLE. “When you’re like, ‘Okay, I’m just going to do it,’ then it’s not so easy as you get older.”

Source: People.com

CÉLINE DION CANCELS LAS VEGAS SHOWS DUE TO HUSBAND’S DEATH

Celine Dion and hubbyCéline Dion has cancelled her concerts in Las Vegas following the death of her husband René Angélil.

“With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you that Celine performances Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace have been cancelled,” a statement read on Dion’s website.

Angélil, who guided his wife’s career as her manager and mentor, died on Thursday. “Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” his rep confirmed to PEOPLE.

Dion, 47, has tentatively scheduled her return to The Colosseum on February 23. “All of us at AEG and at Caesars Palace have Celine and her children in our thoughts and prayers,” the statement added.

Angélil had battled three bouts of throat cancer, leading Dion to put her career on hold multiple times to care for her husband’s ongoing health issues. Angélil’s cancer returned in 2014, following the removal of a tumor in December 2013, after previously being diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999.

After taking a year-long hiatus from her Las Vegas show to care for her husband, Dion resumed her residency with a revamped show in August.

Source: People.com

OBAMA INVITES HIS FAVORITE RAPPER TO THE WHITE HOUSE

Obama meets Kendrick Lamar
Obama meets Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s big year in 2015 included a White House visit with President Obama, according to one of the president’s top aides.

In a video posted yesterday for Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper mentoring initiative, Lamar describes the meeting. “I sat down with President Barack Obama…topics concerning the inner cities, the problem, the solutions, and furthermore embracing the youth, both being aware that mentoring saves lives.” Watch it above.

President Barack Obama recently named Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” from To Pimp A Butterfly his favourite track of 2015, so it’s only right that the two got to meet up in the Oval Office.

The visit was revealed by Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Buzzfeed’s Another Round podcast, The Hill reports. It took place in October, when Kendrick performed a reworked version of Butterfly with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. (You can read our review here, and watch some clips here.)

Jarrett didn’t discuss much of their meeting (maybe their respective appearances on Fox News?), but she did describe how Obama put the nervous Lamar at ease.

“He came and he visited the president, and you know what the president said to him? [Because] he was a little nervous — bless his heart, he’s really a very nice young man, and the president said, “Can you believe that we’re both sitting in this Oval Office?”

Source: Thefader.com

EMPIRE STAR TARAJI SPOTTED ON HOLIDAY WITH KELVIN HAYDEN

Taraji P HensonWell look what we have here! As Taraji P. Henson enjoys a few weeks off from filming Empire, the actress decided to keep things hot and spicy with a vacation to Miami.

While walking along the sandy beaches, photographers spotted the 45-year-old wearing an Emilio Pucci bikini with matching shorts. She completed her look with fierce sunglasses and a Chanel handbag. Although we’re more than impressed with her bikini body, our eyes quickly glanced over to the man she was holding hands with. So, who’s this hunky guy getting a little friendly with one of our favorite stars?

All signs point to NFL athlete Kelvin Hayden who previously played for the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. While the pair haven’t shared any photos together online or commented on a possible romance, we took a good look at Hayden’s Instagram and we like what we see.

In addition to being totally in love with his mom, the football star is quite invested in health and fitness. Whether boxing or lifting weights, the 32-year-old is working hard to look and feel his best.

Whatever is going on with the twosome, Hayden appears to be more than content with his life right before the New Year.

Source: Eonline.com

RICK ROSS & FIANCÉ LIRA POSE FOR PAPER MAGAZINE

Rick-Ross-Lira-Galore-Paper-6America Rapper Rick Ross in definitely in love this time.

The Maybach Music Group boss is all loved up with fiancé Lira Mercer popularly known as Lira Galore. The couple was photographed for Paper Magazine recently. The shoot was inspired by the “The Duke & the Duchess” concept.

Rapper Rick Ross may be known for his lavish tastes (think: Maybachs and cigars), but coinciding with the release of his new album, Black Market (out today via Def Jam), the Boss wanted to show off a more refined side to his over-the-top lifestyle.

In this photo series shot on the rapper’s massive Atlanta-area estate, Ross and his fiancée Lira Mercer channel their inner Lord and Lady of the Manor, complete with monogrammed sweaters and updated riding habits, and teach us a thing or two about contemporary Southern elegance in the process.

Checkout more photos below:Rick Ross and Lira Galore Rick-Ross-Lira-Galore-Paper-12

Source: Papermag.com

 

 

 

KIM KARDASHIAN & KANYE WEST WELCOME BABY BOY

KimyeReality star Kim Kardashian and her Rapper husband Kanye West are officially parents of two.

The 35-year-old reality star gave birth to a baby boy on today Saturday December 5, 2015. Announcing the exciting news on Kim’s official website wrote “Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well”, the announcement read.

Kim Kardashian also took to twitter to share the good new with her followers writing, “He’s here!”Kim and Kanye welcome baby boy

Kim and Kanye’s newest addition to their family joins his big sister, 2-year-old North West. Earlier this month, Kim moved up her due date which was originally on Christmas Day due to health concerns, specifically, gestational diabetes, Us Weekly reported. Kim also gave birth to North early in 2013 the couple’s first child arrived six weeks before her due date.

I HAD A SON NAMED CANAAN- OPRAH REVEALS

Oprah Winfrey 4Talk show host Oprah Winfrey has opened up like never before about her painful past when speaking at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

For the event Oprah looked stunning in a figure-hugging shimmery salmon-pink dress.

At the event she talked for about two hours sharing the wisdom gathered from what Oprah described as “37,000 interviews conducted over a quarter-century hosting a daytime television show”.

During her show called ‘An evening with Oprah’, she revealed that “I did an interview with a reporter before I came to Australia and she said you should name the baby son who died. So I have named him, I had a little boy named Canaan. I did have a son. And I named him Canaan because Canaan means new land, new life.”

According to an Australian news outlet, Oprah Winfrey spoke movingly about the sexual abuse she suffered as a young girl, which resulted in the pregnancy.

She revealed “I was raped at 9 years old by a cousin, then again by another family member, and another family member. I took to my bed and cried for three days. I felt devastated. Wounded. Betrayed. How could this person do this to me? I imagined that every person on the street was going to point their finger at me and scream, ‘Pregnant at 14, you wicked girl … expelled!’ And I soon realized that having the secret out was liberating. What I learned for sure was that holding the shame was the greatest burden of all.”

FACEBOOK FOUNDER AND WIFE WELCOME BABY GIRL

Mark Zuckerberg and wife with their baby
Mark Zuckerberg and wife with their baby

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan announced the arrival of their first child, a girl in the cutest way ever.

The tech billionaire shared a cute photo that shows himself, his wife and baby Max on their Facebook wall.

It has already garnered tons of comments from friends and fans including celebrity friends like Melinda Gates, International Singer Shakira among others.

This is how Mark announced the arrival of the baby Facebook:

“Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world! For her birth, we wrote a letter to her about the world we hope she grows up in.

It’s a world where our generation can advance human potential and promote equality — by curing disease, personalizing learning, harnessing clean energy, connecting people, building strong communities, reducing poverty, providing equal rights and spreading understanding across nations.

We are committed to doing our small part to help create this world for all children. We will give 99% of our Facebook shares — currently about $45 billion — during our lives to join many others in improving this world for the next generation.

Thank you to everyone in this community for all your love and support during the pregnancy. You’ve given us hope that together we can build this world for Max and all children”.

 

KHLOE KARDASHIAN SAYS 2015 IS WORST YEAR OF HER LIFE

Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian

As the year nears to a close, Khloé Kardashian is hoping for a better 2016.

The reality star answered a few fan tweets on Wednesday, replying to one follower who commented “except with the whole Lamar thing 2015 was good to you Khloe.”

To which Kardashian, 31, admitted 2015 was “hands down [the] worst year of my life lol.”

Currently recovering from a staph infection, on top of caring for her estranged husband Lamar Odom in the hospital, Kardashian has been through a lot as of late. The former NBA star, 36, was hospitalized on Oct. 13 following a near-fatal overdose at a brothel in Nevada.

And a week later, Odom was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he continues to “work hard every day” so he can regain the ability to walk by himself, though he struggles to communicate verbally due to issues resulting from oxygen deprivation and the strokes he suffered.

Kardashian has been a constant presence at the hospital, in addition to her famous momager and siblings. Pregnant sister Kim Kardashian West recently told Ryan Seacrest, “[Lamar’s] here and he’s alive, but to say it’s not a long road and to say he’s fully better is not the truth either. You never know if he’ll ever be the same again.”

Source: people.com

WATCH: MICHELLE OBAMA SHOWS HER DANCING SKILLS

Michelle Obama at Easter Egg rollAmerican first lady Michelle Obama has shown her dancing skills.

Michelle Obama broke it down on stage at the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday afternoon, dancing to Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” with the “So You Think You Can Dance” All Stars.

She was on stage celebrating the fifth anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” campaign to battle childhood obesity, the theme of this year’s event with #GimmeFive. During her speech at the Easter Egg Roll, she encouraged healthy eating and an active lifestyle to the 35,000 White House guests.

Watch the video below:

Source: CNN