David Arquette and his wife welcome a baby boy
Break out the bubbly! David Arquette and his wife, Christina Arquette have welcomed their second child together. According to E! News, the couple's new addition, a boy named Augustus Alexis Arquette. Augustus, arrived on Wednesday, March 8. David and Christina named the baby after David's late sister, actress and transgender advocate Alexis Arquette, who died last fall. They plan to call him "Gus." The couple are also parents to Charlie, 2. David shares a daughter, Coco, 12, with his ex, Courtney Cox.
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Are Naomi Campbell and Rihanna feuding?
What's going on with Rihanna and Naomi Campbell? That's what one fan who noticed the occasional modeling partners, who have heaped praise on one another on social media in recent years, stopped following each other online recently. "No social media pics or communication either. Is everything OK between the two of them?" the fan asked in a tweet Andy Cohen read this week on "Watch What Happens Live." "Everything's fine. Of course it's fine," Naomi assured the host in what Us Weekly described as an almost sarcastic tone. I'm an actress now, Andy," she added. When Andy mentioned, "I'm trying to think what the beef could be about," Naomi reiterated that she had no issue with Rihanna. "I don't have beef," she said. "I don't have beef especially with black women that I think are powerful and out there. We're all in the same thing, doing the same struggle." The unexplained change in social media comes a few years after Naomi wore Fenty Puma collection in Vogue Italia, sparking RiRi to pen this lengthy Instagram post about her admiration for the supermodel. "What a delight to see this beautiful Queen in my designs for @VogueItalia!" she wrote. "This is a crazy feeling man! @iamnaomicampbell From the very first moment in your career, you've touched and inspired so many young girls all over the world! I was one of them, and to see this come full circle is a trip to say the least! I'm blessed to have you as a friend, one that will pick up the phone at any hour of the night, one that still makes time even when she has none, just to send me vitamins and facial products, or even tanning oil for my vacation lol!!! That's why these photos mean so much more to me, you're a True beauty, One love!"
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Beyonce, Madonna and more stars sign gender equality letter
Among the many calls to action for gender equality on International Women's Day on March 8 was a letter published by the Chime for Change campaign and signed by Beyonce, Salma Hayek, Julia Roberts, Madonna, Dakota Johnson, Jada Pinkett Smith, John Legend, Hari Nef and Freida Pinto. Excerpted by Vulture, the letter declares the world is experiencing "a critical moment in history" in which "recent legislation and rhetoric have put decades of progress for girls and women at risk." It goes on to urge women around the world to join forces in protecting one another's rights. "This is about hearing a call – to join us wherever you are. About raising an alarm — drawing attention where there is work to be done. And about celebrating — those who are already showing us, against impossible odds, what is possible," the letter reads. "We believe that connection empowers us. That every voice matters. That each one of us is needed to achieve change. We believe we can do extraordinary things when we come together. We fight for education. For health. For justice. For every girl. Every woman. Everywhere. We fight for our future. Because none of us can move forward if half of us are held back." Other celebs who spoke out about International Women's Day and the Day Without a Woman strike include Adele, Rashida Jones and Kate Bosworth.
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Olsen twins settle lawsuit with former interns
A judge has ordered Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen to pay $530 per twin to each of 185 former interns who sued the sisters' parent company, Dualstar Entertainment, in a class action suit claiming the designers overworked and mistreated their unpaid employees. GossipCop reports the twins will also pay for the former interns' $41,950 worth of legal fees as part of the settlement. The lawsuit was initially brought by Shahista Lalani, who teamed up with about 40 former interns to sue the twins in 2015. The number of interns claiming miserable hours and working conditions more than quadrupled before a decision was announced in Manhattan Supreme Court. The twins have denied claims they were often "mean" to their interns. The judge handling their case apparently disagreed with their assessment.
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Katy Perry named HRC award winner for LGBQT advocacy
Katy Perry's "roar" is getting some love from the Human Rights Campaign. On March 18, the singer, along with actress America Ferrera, will be honored for their commitment to speaking out in support of the LGBQT community at the organization's 2017 Los Angeles Gala Dinner. Slated to receive the HRC's National Equality Award for "using her powerful voice and international platform to speak out for LGBTQ equality," Katy's "compelling advocacy, from the stage to the campaign trail, has had a profound effect on the lives of LGBTQ people — and, in particular, young people," HRC president Chad Griffin said, according to E! News. America, meanwhile, will be given the All for Equality Award by Lena Dunham. "America Ferrera has shown an unwavering commitment to advancing equality for all people and sets a stirring example for others to follow," said the HRC president. "As we continue the fight for full equality during this very uncertain time for our country, we are constantly inspired by America and our friend, Lena Dunham—both fierce and outspoken champions of equality."
Biggie Smalls' mother believes she knows who killed her son
Twenty years after Biggie Smalls (whose real name is Christopher Wallace) was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, his mother, Voletta Wallace, is still devastated. She also believes she knows who killed her son. In a new interview with the Daily Mail, Voletta admits it hurts her "every single day to know what happened to Christopher and that I won't see him ever again." Adding that the rest of the rapper's family is still in pain, she says she wouldn't wish the feeling of losing a child on her worst enemy. "He was so young, so talented and his life was taken far too soon. It's unnecessary that Christopher lost his life at just 24. He was my baby, and I think about him every day," she says. "I have a very good idea who murdered Christopher and I genuinely believe that the LAPD know exactly who did too," she continues. "They've done their investigation, but they just refuse to move forward. I don't know why they haven't arrested who was involved. It seems to me that it's one giant conspiracy, and someone is definitely being protected somewhere down the line." A source tells the Mail Biggie was likely murdered by a gun tasked with shooting Diddy in connection with Tupac Shakur's murder. Whoever was responsible, Voletta simply wants justice for her son. "There's no closure for me until that murderer is behind bars and sentenced," she says.
Charlie Hunnam reveals his hot workout secret
Working out doesn't have to be a chore. Just ask Charlie Hunnam, who we're pretty sure enjoys one element of his fitness regimen a teensy bit more than the others. In the new issue of Men's Health (via E! News), the "Sons of Anarchy" star says he's all about "having a high fitness level across the board." That comes, he says, from running, swimming, hiking and jiu-jitsu. Oh yeah, and there's another activity on Charlie's exercise lineup. "I also try to make love as often as I can," says the 36-year-old. "That's an important part of fitness." You call it whatever you need to call it, buddy.
Leonardo DiCaprio invests in sustainable farmed fish company
Animal welfare and environmental sustainability advocate Leonardo DiCaprio recently invested in Love the Wild, a frozen seafood company that sells fresh-frozen fish from "the finest aquaculture facilities in the world," according to the company's website. Selections from Love the Wild are packaged with sauces like salsa verde, sirache chutney and cajun creme and sold in stores ranging from Whole Foods to Wegman's across the country. Farmed fish, the company's website notes, is "the lowest-impact form of animal protein on the planet, providing what Leo describes in the New York Post as an "environmentally conscious solution to feeding our planet's growing population." The actor is also on the company's advisory board.
Octavia Spencer reveals the best advice she ever received
If you've ever wondered what makes Octavia Spencer so endlessly likable, her revelations about what makes her tick in the new issue of Good Housekeeping just might hold the answer. For starters, she's all about knowing who she is. "The best advice I ever received was from Whoopi Goldberg, who told me to be true to myself," she says (via JustJared). "It seems like a cliché until you're faced with a major decision that will impact your life." Asked what she's most proud of in life, "The Shack" star offered, "Through it all, I'm most proud of my family. That means both the family I was born into and the family that chose me — my friends."