Congratulations to are very much in order for two television legends.
We’re not really exaggerating, either.
What else would you call the most popular cast members from iconic shows Gossip Girl and The OC?
That’s right, folks, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are expecting another child!
A private couple, neither the actress nor the actor have actually confirmed this amazing news, which has the entire Internet buzzing.
However, pictures obtained by the Daily Mail clearly depict Leighton rocking a baby bump during a family stroll in Los Angeles.
This pregnancy comes just as the beloved couple is celebrating their sixth wedding anniversary, having exchanged vows secret ceremony in early 2014.
Meester and Brody are parents to a four-year old daughter named Arlo.
Rarely one to grant interviews, the Single Parents star did talk to Us Weekly about motherhood in September.
«People started telling me before [I had] a kid, ‘You’re going to really love them. Then you’re like, ‘Yeah, obviously, I’ll love them,'» she said at the time.
Meester then elaborating on how one can’t truly understand this feeling until one actually becomes a parent.
«And then you do [have them] and you’re like, ‘Oh. OK. I don’t love anyone else. I just love them. And I don’t even love myself as much as I love them! Not even close,» she continued back then.
«I don’t know, would I kill somebody or die for them? Sure. I would.»
Meester, of course, will forever be remembered for her role as Blair Waldorf on The CW’s Gossip Girl.
Brody, meanwhile, portrayed Seth Cohen on The Fox’s The OC.
The stars met while filming the 2011 movie The Oranges and got engaged two years later.
Meester previously dated actor Aaron Himelstein, while Brody was romantically linked to actress Lorene Scafaria and fellow The OC alum Rachel Bilson.
Last summer, Brody talked to GQ about his wife and their relationship.
«She’s more inherently private than I am,» he said of Meester. «I don’t seek publicity but if I’m sitting next to you on the subway, I’ll tell you everything about me.»
In this same interview, Brody also addressed social media’s obsession with his character ending up with Meester’s Gossip Girl character in real life.
«It’s not bizarre. To be perfectly honest, it was a little embarrassing,» Brody said. «I guess love knows no bounds?»
Sure! We’ll drink to that!
Congrats to the expecting parents!
After fans accused Megan Thee Stallion of dissing Cardi B by liking shady comments about her, Megan took to Twitter to set the record straight!
Let’s get one thing straight: There is NO beef between Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Although fans thought they had uncovered the latest rap feud by accusing Megan ‘liking’ negative comments about Cardi on social media, the “Hot Girl Summer” singer made it clear that there’s NO drama between the women. “I did not like no damn stupid a** comment like this,” Megan wrote on Twitter. “I don’t even upload my own s*** to my YouTube, my label does.”
She also went on to explain that she isn’t here for any drama. “I DON’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ANYBODY,” Megan added. “I don’t like drama. I do not bring other females down. Stop trying to start fake beef.” Rumors of a Megan/Cardi feud began when fans apparently noticed that Megan’s YouTube account was ‘liking’ shady comments from fans about Cardi on her page. Some of the comments included, “She exceeded Cardi” and “I’m guessing y’all females leaving Cardi B in 2019.”
However, it looks like Megan is placing the blame on her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, for the disses. This is not the first time that she’s had an issue with the label — earlier this year, she sued 1501 after they blocked her from releasing new music. She explained that she was young when she signed her contract with the company, so she did not know what she was agreeing to. It wasn’t until she signed with new management that she was made aware of the stipulations she had signed up for.
I did not like no damn stupid ass comment like this. I don’t even upload my own shit to my YouTube my label does. I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ANYBODY. I don’t like drama I do not bring other females down stop trying to start fake beef. https://t.co/5dNhisDddW
— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) April 1, 2020
Megan was granted a temporary restraining order against the record company and its CEO in March. The label attempted to dissolve the restraining order, but was denied by the courts. Megan went ahead and released her EP, Suga, on March 6, once everything was resolved.
In the spring of 2017, Hayley Williams moved into the first home where she’d ever lived alone. Earlier that year, she had finished recording After Laughter, her fifth album with Paramore, and broken up with her longtime partner, New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert. “Half of me was very drawn to the romanticism of this artist who has had success but now is living in this small cottage by herself, and there’s these huge fucking spiders and bats,” Williams says, laughing over tea at the Bowery Hotel in New York. “The other half of it was that I was really lonely. I had a lot of shame, ’cause I realized, ‘Whoa, you are 28, and you have never just taken care of yourself.’ ”
Williams had spent half her life in a state of organized chaos, touring and recording and touring again. Soon after moving in, she went back on the road with Paramore, another distraction before the real personal reckoning happened.
“[After Laughter] helped me accept that there was a lot of shit bubbling under the surface that I was probably going to have to eventually answer to,” she says. “But it wasn’t until we came off the road in late 2018 that I realized how bad it was.”
Openness does not come easily for Williams. Now 31, she spent her formative years growing up and learning in the public eye and facing a very passionate fanbase. Paramore began when she was 15, a couple of years after her mother’s divorce led to a move from Mississippi to Franklin, Tennessee. Once there, she met brothers Josh and Zac Farro, who became the band’s guitarist and drummer. Together they caught a timely wave of pop punk and emo hitting the mainstream in the mid-2000s, and Williams became the most successful woman in a sea of eyeliner-clad men.
Now, with the band on a short hiatus, she’s embarking on her scariest, loneliest endeavor yet: her solo debut, Petals for Armor. “This is the first time that I am seeing my name everywhere, and it kind of gives me heebie-jeebies a little bit,” she says, mentioning a Times Square billboard she saw before our interview. “My name doesn’t look like a name, to me, that you would see on a marquee. I also feel like Paramore is half, if not more, of who I am.”
Williams initially signed with Atlantic Records in her teens as a solo artist, though she never released an album that way before now. As Paramore took off, she became an in-demand guest vocalist on hit songs by Zedd (“Stay the Night”) and B.o.B. (“Airplanes”). But she always insisted on being billed as “Hayley Williams of Paramore” on those songs. “I wanted to promote the band through those opportunities,” she says.
Petals for Armor began in her unfurnished, possibly-haunted Nashville home after Paramore’s yearlong theater and arena tour for After Laughter. Williams had planned to take time off, but her therapist encouraged her to start writing again. “She would always say, ‘Don’t judge what you are feeling,’ ” the singer says. “I have a tendency to do that.”
Williams found herself writing about the impact of her parents’ divorce on her own relationships, the various forms of abuse the women in her family have experienced (“Simmer”), and the creepy house she grew to love (“Cinnamon”). Soon she began to feel as if she were finding catharsis for a lifetime of depression and mistakes. “I felt like this should live somewhere, otherwise it’s not going to feel like I have released it from myself,” she says.
The most sensitive subject on the album is the way her relationship with Gilbert began, when she was 18 and he was still in a previous marriage. “In ‘Dead Horse’ I admit to having an affair — that’s how I got into my longest relationship,” she says. “I felt shame for all of my twenties about it, but being able to admit it made it less scary. It didn’t own me anymore. It gives people a chance to actually know me and decide if they like me or not.”
The guilt she carried caused personal health issues for Williams. It’s hard for her to look at photos from when she was 18 and “see the difference in my eyes,” as she describes it. Those feelings of shame affected how she handled the band’s strenuous touring schedule, and she says they “put a wedge” between her and the rest of Paramore from early on.
“We literally grew up together,” she says somberly. “We went through everything together. Suddenly, I couldn’t talk to them. I felt like I knew what they would say about me.”
At the time, the band was already struggling to adjust to the fame they’d gotten from their breakthrough single “Misery Business” and the album it came from, Riot!
“We weren’t getting along anyways,” she adds. “We were a bunch of teenagers thrown into a van, put on MTV. The world was looking at us like we had found the golden ticket. We were like, ‘I am tired and I want to go sleep on my bed.’ I am happy to say now, as adults, who are more accepting of our darkness and more accepting of our differences, we are a lot better friends to each other.”
Williams and Gilbert got married in 2016, just before they hit their decade mark together. She chooses to be vague discussing her now ex-husband, wanting to avoid “a lot of phone calls” later, but links their sudden wedding in part to the lingering effects of her own parents’ divorce, and how it left her “fucked up.” She wanted legitimacy and to put a band-aid over the still-unresolved affair that launched their relationship.
“I needed this relationship to work so badly,” Williams says, speaking slowly. “I just knew that when I was headed into marriage that not only was I making a terrible decision for me, but I was also making a terrible decision for my partner.”
The emotional stress affected her body, much like it did when she was 18. Williams had begun to distance herself from her friendships, too. When she recorded the song “Pool” for After Laughter, she says, the pain, unhappiness, and clinical depression she had been ignoring finally came to the surface. Bandmate Taylor York had given her the music to “Pool” a year before she finally wrote the lyrics.
“I was like, ‘This is going to be a love song. I’m going to prove to everyone that this is marriage and I am in love,’” she recalls. She laughs at the final product, a story of constantly diving in to something only to keep sinking. “I had been hurt a lot. You can’t do the same thing over and over and over again and expect a different result.”
Much of Petals for Armor feels like a continuation of the work that Williams began with her band on After Laughter — only this time, with the help of space and therapy, she can both grieve and move on with clarity. She structured Petals for Armor in three distinct parts, with the songs moving from dark into light in both subject matter and sound. That pattern reflects her own recovery from all the trauma that resurfaced as she made the record.
“I don’t think you can get to the good shit without digging through the bad first,” she says. “It’s like you are trying to find the center of the Earth — how can you find that without cracking through limestone and heavy, hard things?”
Lately, she’s surprised herself with how easy happiness can feel. “Once you get through it, you find water flowing,” she says. “Once I broke through deep enough, things started pouring out. I was surprised to find that there was, like, good shit in it. Happier shit.”
Lady Gaga called in to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (April 1) for what host Jimmy Fallon promised was a major announcement, but things didn’t go exactly as planned.
As soon as the FaceTime call connected, the pop star seemed confused, apologizing profusely that she couldn’t reveal her news just yet. «I can’t, Jimmy,» Gaga said. «I can’t talk right now. I’m really sorry. It’s just, like, a really weird time right no. Hello? Jimmy? I can’t see you? Am I on TV?»
Promising the big news was «for COVID-19,» a flustered Gaga explained that she simply didn’t have all her proverbial ducks in a row to make the announcement quite yet. «I can’t, I can’t, I can’t tell you everything right now because I’m still ironing out the details and I have a lot of phone calls to make,» she said.
The late night host took the unexpected left turn in stride, only to be quickly interrupted by Mother Monster seemingly receiving a phone call from someone on her team. When Fallon asked if calling back in 10 minutes would be better for the star, Gaga hit him with a proposed date a bit further out. «Can you call me on, um, can you call me Friday?» she asked, leading the host to respond, «Can I call you on Friday? It’s uh, yeah. It’s Wednesday.»
The scheduling conflict didn’t stop there though. Just a few minutes later, Gaga called back, wearing a new pair of upside-down glasses and appearing even more distressed. «Hello, I’m sorry,» she said before pushing the reveal back even further. «Can we just move our time? Yeah, can we do it Monday. I promise we’ll do it Monday.»
Whatever the superstar has in the works, it looks like Little Monster will be waiting at least through the weekend to find out what she has up her sleeve…
Watch Gaga’s full exchange with Fallon below (starting at the 5:07 mark).
He misses his family in England.
Harry Styles is sheltering-in-place in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, but he really wishes he was back home. The singer told Capital FM’s Roman Kemp on Tuesday that when the U.S. began shutting down in an effort to halt the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus it forced a difficult decision about where he would ride this out.
«I’m actually in California, I got stuck. I was supposed to be coming home then it got all a little sketchy with the flights,» he told Kemp on his breakfast show. «I’m really sad that I have to cancel it. I was really looking forward to coming home and spending some time with my mum and sister, and my family, but it’s for the best.»
Styles also lamented the decision to postpone his Love on Tour tour, which was supposed to launch in Birmingham, England, in April, pushing it back to 2021. «I think, honestly, it’s obviously disappointing but it’s not even close to being the most important thing at all right now… I think the most important thing right now is to keep everyone safe. I have to do that from, like, all of our crew point of view, as well as the fans coming to the shows. I don’t want to go to a show right now if this is the thing. It’s just about keeping everyone healthy and being safe and touring doesn’t sound super fun right now… But I’m really looking forward to it when it comes around. It’s next year now. It’s gonna be fun. We’ll be very ready by then.»
The good news is that Styles says he’s been writing new music, walking, reading and playing more instruments while trying to «not eat everything in the house.»
Listen to Styles discuss his California isolation below.