Snooki looks almost back to her pre-baby self two weeks after giving birth
Whoa. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi isn't wasting any time getting back to her pre-baby bod, as she proudly showed fans and followers on Instagram this week. Decked out in a multicolored, high-waisted bikini — and sporting a larger than usual pucker — the "Jersey Shore: Family Vacation" star captioned the shot, "#SNOOKINI@thesnookishop #thesnookishop (If you zoom in I'm still wearing my diaper)" (via ET). Fans quickly noticed it's only been two weeks since she and her husband, Jianni LaValle, welcomed their third child, Angelo. Snooki's costar, Deena Cortese, who also recently gave birth, exclaimed, "Skinny Minnie!!!!!!" Others suggested she had plastic surgery, but most of the comments one day after her Tuesday, June 11, post were positive. Last week, having apparently gotten some heat for her mission to whittle down her weight, she posted in detail about the physical difficulties she's had with her body in recent weeks and asked fans not to "attack me for wanting to become strong and fit again after my pregnancy," telling them, "I'm allowed to look on the bright side of things and want to get back into shape."
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Mariah Carey's fans are convinced she's working on a new album
Mariah Carey is so good at working a crowd she doesn't even need to be in the room to do it. The singer's "Lambily" made that clear this week on Twitter when a storm of tweets surfaced over once sentenced Mariah uttered in Barcelona at Festival Jardins de Pedralbes on Monday, June 10. "We were all in the studio last night … ," she can be heard saying from the stage in a clip posted on the blog uncrazed.com. She soon cuts herself off with "I'm not going to get into it," but that's all it took for fans and fan site handles to start posting gleefully en masse that Mimi had just confirmed she working on her sixteenth studio album. To be clear: that's, um … not what she said. And she apparently never returned to the tease. … and she just released a new album, "Caution," last fall. Her little lambs weren't hearing any of that as they shared sentiments ranging from, "MA'AM YOU CAN'T JUST DROP THINGS LIKE THAT OMG," to "MC16 is coming." (via ). On the other hand, Mariah does have just three concerts scheduled between now and the start of her residency at The Colisseum in November … plenty of time to record!
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Tony Stark's 'Avengers: End Game' is now an Airbnb rental
Attention, "Avengers" fans looking to visit the Atlanta surburbs: You can now Airbnb the remote looking cabin Tony Stark takes over to raise his daughter, sans superhero chaos, in "Avengers: Endgame." Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that a listing Reddit users were sending each other pics of because it looks so much like the cabin is, in fact the location where those scenes were shot. The listing is described as simply, "lakeside cabin in the woods 20 mins from Atl Intl," or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It features sleeping accommodations for six, rents for $800 a night and the blurb says it's "set on private property in the middle of beautiful Bouckaert Farm and home of Chattahoochee Hills Eventing" in Fairburn, Georgia. According to EW, the Reddit folks figured out it was the cabin from the movie before the listing poster mentioned anything about Tony Stark. They have since added: "Avengers: Endgame fans… Would you like to stay in Tony Stark's cabin? This is the iconic cabin in the movie!" Not surprisingly, the listing post also says the cabin "is getting a lot of attention" and "has been viewed 500+ times this week." Atalanta Comic Con, anyone?
Selena Gomez on why her new album took four years — and what Bill Murray whispered to her at Cannes
In the four years since Selena Gomez released 2015's "Revival," she's had a kidney transplant, ended high-profile relationships with Justin Bieber and The Weeknd under intense scrutiny and taken time off to concentrate on mental health issues stemming from her hospitalizations. All of those challenges contributed to her decision to avoid the pop music grind of recording and touring fora while. But they also helped inspire material that appears on the new album she's been teasing in recent months. Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on "The Tonight Show," this week, Selena said she is finally "done" with the recording, for the most part — and it's a relief. "I have to do, like, a few finishing things with it, but I'm just relieved," she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "It took me four years now to even feel at a good place with this album, and it's just because I had such huge moments that happened in my life personally that [it was like] how was I going to capture that and how was I actually going to feel good about what I was saying? So, I kept going and I'm relieved now." While the new songs are still technically pop tunes, Selena said she also worked with more electric and acoustic guitars and took cues from soul more than she has in the past. "I love everything that I get to do and be a part of," Selena added, "but specifically, something that connects with people on an emotional level is my favorite." Selena made one more revelation on the show besides the fact that the new album is almost ready to go. Asked about a photo from the Cannes Film Festival that shows Bill Murray whispering something into her ear while wearing a deadpan expression at the premiere for their new movie, "The Dead Don't Die," Selena (finally) explained what the whispering was all about. "First off, that just kind of looks weird," she admitted. So was he sharing acting advice? Party crashing tips? "Ghostbusters" secrets? Nah. "He was just saying dumb things," she recalled with a smile. "Like, he would just lean in and he'd be like, 'You look great tonight.' And then he'd look back serious and be like, 'Where are you from?' And I would just sit there and I'm trying to be poised." It seems trying to make her laugh had developed into a goal of sorts for Bill. "In press conferences he would try to hit me with things," she said. "He's fun. He's a big kid."
Drake wore a $750,000 'erotic watch' to Game 5 of the NBA Finals
Ever since his hometown Toronto Raptors made it the NBA Playoffs — and now, the Finals — Drake's been an ardent if controversial courtside fan, heckling Golden State Warriors players and looking more emotional than an angst-filled "Degrassi Junior High" student when something goes wrong (or for that matter, wright) for his team. Well, it's possible his girlfriend/therapist/sex therapist may have stepped in and slapped an insanely expensive attempt to distract him on his wrist for Game 5 on Monday, June 10. Page Six reports the watch Drizzy was wearing is a $750,000 Richard Mille "69 Tourbillon Erotic," which features three bars that pop up different words as a means of generating 216 different sex-related phrases. Those we are willing to share in a family-friendly publication include: "I want to," "I need to," "I long to," "I lust to," "I'd love to" and "Let me." Feel free to imagine the rest, but it's worth noting he was no less animated during this game as he jumped, winced, yelled and threw his arms around in despair and anger. At least he has that $400,000 diamond-encrusted iPhone case to cheer him, bling-style, after his Raptors lost Game 5.
Where was Archie Mountbatten-Windsor during Trooping The Colour?
When the royal family came together over the weekend to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's birthday parade at the Trooping the Colour, the newest member of the group was not seen. According to an Us Weekly source, however, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's new baby boy, Archie, was on site for the festivities. "Archie was at Trooping the Colour. [It] was a chance for him to meet some of his cousins," said the insider. Archie's first cousins, the LOL face-making Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, all appeared in photos alongside — or in Louis' case, in the arms of — their mom and dad, Duchess Kate and Prince William. While The Sun quoted an anonymous source as suggesting the family were concerned Archie's presence might "overshadow" focus on the the monarch, the Us source maintains Archie was there, he just didn't join the rest of the fam on the balcony — and that Meghan had trouble leaving him for even a small amount of the day to make her first royal appearance since his birth at the parade. "She has spent almost every moment with him and saying goodbye was very difficult," the source said. "But Meghan truly wanted to be at the celebration for the queen. … Meghan loved seeing all the other royal children and was doting on them."
Rita Ora shares a hug with Prince Harry
Two years after Rita Ora met her celebrity childhood crush, Prince Harry, she caught up with him again on Monday, June 10, at a fundraiser for the prince's charity, Sentebale, which provides psychosocial support for children living with HIV in Southern Africa. According to ET, Harry leaned in to hug Rita as they shared a warm and friendly conversation alongside Rita's mom, Vera Ora Sahatciu.Back in February, Rita joked that she and her friends always wanted to "hang out with Harry" growing up because he was "the cool, fun prince." And while he looked like he was indeed having fun during Rita's performance at the event, his purpose was a serious one. "We here tonight and we at Sentebale hope to empower the next generation to be able to end that stigma and to be confident enough to be able to talk about the virus that they have because it is no longer a death sentence," he told guests in a speech at one point during the evening. "Thank you so much @sentebale and Hampton Court for having me last night!!" Rita later posted on Instagram. "It was amazing to see the Duke of Sussex again and it was such an honour to perform and to show my support for the wonderful work Sentabale does helping young people affected by HIV in Southern Africa. ❤️"
Meghan Trainor 'devastated' by death of young fan
Meghan Trainor is grieving the loss of a fan who became a friend this week. In a moving Instagram post on Tuesday, June 11, she wrote a long tribute to the young woman, though she did not share details about what happened. "I am so devastated by the news of my sweet Jalisa's passing. Since the very beginning of my career I always had a beautiful familiar face at every single show, all over the world, supporting me and making me smile," Meghan wrote. "Jalisa was always more than just a fan, she treated me like I was one of her best friends and I felt the same about her. She made friends everywhere she went and brought people together from all over the world to a community that they call Whalebox (because growing up I had a whale mail box haha). I will never forget Jalisa and she will forever be a member of the Megatron family. My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends. I love you forever and always, Jalisa. I'll keep you in my heart and bring you to every performance with me forever. ❤️🐋📬 We are stronger together. We need to support and look out for each other. Please know that whatever you're feeling, you are not alone and there are people that can help 1-800-273-8255." Jalisa's family members have since commented to let Meghan know how much her friendship with Jalisa meant to her and to thank the singer for her love.
Plaintiff in lawsuit against Amanda Bynes files to dismiss case
Amanda Bynes is off the hook in a lawsuit filed by Creative Care Inc., in April. Page Six reports the company sued the actress-turned-fashion student in April for $2,467, claiming she still owed them that amount for a stay at a treatment center in February. On Tuesday, June 12, the company filed to dismiss the suit in Los Angeles, presumably because Amanda either paid in full or a settlement was reached. Reps for Amanda and Creative Care did not comment to the tab about the suit.
Adam Sandler took the same flight Jennifer Aniston feared would crash — the next day
NTalk about nerve-wracking! It turns out that just a day after Jennifer Aniston's flight to Cabo made a terrifying emergency landing, her "Murder Mystery" costar Adam Sandler had to fly the same flight "The plane landed and Adam took it to Hawaii the next day," Jen told "Extra" on Wednesday, June 12 (via People). "Same plane… he literally texted me the next day and was like, 'Thanks for your broken plane.'" Jen, who was flying with Courteney Cox and Molly McNeary, revealed last month the passengers heard an "explosion" before the crew was able to let everyone know what was happening. As for Adam's good luck? "I know the Lord would not take away the Sandman," he joked.