Janet Jackson delivers baby boy
Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, Eissa Al Mana on Tuesday. The baby boy was born after a “stress-free, healthy delivery,” Jackson’s rep told People magazine, adding that the 50-year-old star is “resting comfortably.” Jackson and Al Mana, a businessman, married in 2012. Jackson announced her pregnancy, sort of, in the spring when she postponed her Unbreakable World Tour. “We’re in the second leg of the tour, and there actually has been a sudden change,” Jackson said in a video posted to Twitter in April. “I thought it was important that you be the first to know. My husband and I are planning a family ... so I’m going to have to delay the tour.”
Comedian John Oliver visited Corktown restaurant
British comedian John Oliver performed two shows at the Fox Theatre last week. After his second performance Saturday night, New Year’s Eve, the host of Peabody Award-winning talk show “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” popped into Bobcat Bonnie’s, a casual bar and restaurant on Michigan Avenue in Corktown. Social media posts reveal that Oliver posed for photos with the Bobcat Bonnie’s staff, along with fellow comedian Brooks Wheelan, a cast member on the 2013-14 season of “Saturday Night Live.” According to Wheelan’s Instagram, he also popped into Third Man Records and played bubble hockey with Oliver in the arcade at Punch Bowl Social.
Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC
One of Fox News’ biggest stars, Megyn Kelly is leaving the network to join NBC, according to insiders who were briefed on the negotiations Tuesday, the New York Times reports. Kelly was reportedly offered a triple role at NBC, including hosting her own daytime news and talk show. She’ll also anchor an in-depth Sunday night news show and participate in NBC’s political and other big-event coverage. Kelly’s star has risen since joining Fox News 12 years ago and is the cable news’ second-most watched host, just behind Fox’s Bill O’Reilly. It’s unclear when her new role at NBC will begin, as Kelly’s contract with Fox is not up until the summer.
‘Real Housewives’ star Kenya Moore pulls gun on trespassers
Detroit native and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore wasn’t having it when three people climbed a wall and trespassed on her property over the weekend. The reality star posted photos on Instagram from her security camera of the trespassers and another of her chasing after them a weapon. “I have a right to feel safe in my home and to protect myself,” she posted on Instagram. Moore is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who can identify the trespassers. “It is never OK to violate anyone this way. It is not funny. Men showing up at your door is an immediate threat. Things could have ended badly and all 3 will be criminally prosecuted.”
Beyoncé, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and more to play Coachella
Tickets go on sale Wednesday for this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, April 14-16 and 21-23 in Indio, California. This year’s headliners are Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar. Also scheduled: Lorde, New Order, Future, Travis Scott, Bon Iver, Gucci Mane, Justice, Future Islands, DJ Khaled, Richie Hawtin, Toots and the Maytals and many more. Visit coachella.com for the full lineup and information on tickets, which start at $399.
Friends and family weigh on on Carrie Fisher’s death
Carrie Fisher’s daughter, Billie Lourd, made her first public statement since the death of her mother and grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, last week. Lourd, 24, posted a photo of herself as a child with Fisher and Reynolds to Instagram. “Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist,” she wrote. “There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.” The Hollywood Reporter on Monday published a guest column from Fisher’s “Star Wars” co-star Mark Hamill. He says he was “in awe” of Fisher and said that making her laugh was “always a badge of honor.” “When you were in her good graces, you couldn’t have more fun with any person on the planet. She was able to make you feel like you were the most important thing in her life. I think that’s a really rare quality.”
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