Janet Jackson has shared the first photo of her newborn baby Eissa. Days after splitting from husband Wissam Al Mana, the "All for You" hitmaker has taken to her Twitter account to post the adorable picture featuring the mom-and-son duo.
The "Rhythm Nation" singer can be seen in the image planting a kiss on the forehead of the baby boy as he yawns adorably. "My baby and me after nap time," so the 50-year-old proud mom writes in the caption of the cute snap.
Janet welcomed the baby boy with husband Wissam on January 3. Earlier this month, it's reported that she's separating from the Qatari billionaire after five years of marriage. The singer's said focusing on her newborn baby following the split.
"Sadly, Janet and Wissam have decided that it wasn't working and to go their separate ways," a close friend of Janet previously told Daily Mail. "They're both busy people but determined to be good parents, even if they're apart. It's amicable and Eissa will stay with his mother, who is basing herself in London."
Oprah Winfrey's talk show was her 'greatest therapy'.
The 63-year-old star has never sought one-to-one counselling with a professional but doesn't think she needs to as she heard so much expert advice and cautionary tales from the guests on her programme over the years.
She told People magazine on Wednesday: 'I had never gone to a therapist, ever.'
'But I had so many therapists sitting in the chair across from me that I just sort of took it in. The Oprah Winfrey Show was my greatest therapy.'
'It was the greatest teaching. It was the greatest classroom and it was my greatest therapy.'
'I came out of it a better human being having listened to everybody's stories and like, "I don't want to go down that road. I saw what happened to that lady. I heard what he said"'.
'I've done a great deal of healing sitting on that chair. I really did. I healed myself. I have done a lot of work on myself in that chair. That was one of the great benefits of the show.'
Oprah - who is in a relationship with partner Stedman Graham, 66, - recently admitted she doesn't regret not having kids because she doesn't think she'd have been a 'good mom'.
She said: 'I didn't want babies. I wouldn't have been a good mom for babies. I don't have the patience. I have the patience for puppies, but that's a quick stage!'
Oprah, who bore a son at 14 and lost him a few weeks later, doesn't think she missed out on being a parent because she's a mother figure to the 172 girls at her Leadership Academy boarding school in Johannesburg, South Africa.
She said: 'When people were pressuring me to get married and have children, I knew I was not going to be a person that ever regretted not having them, because I feel like I am a mother to the world's children.'
'Love knows no boundaries. It doesn't matter if a child came from your womb or if you found that person at age two, 10 or 20. If the love is real, the caring is pure and it comes from a good space, it works.'
Amid a sexual harassment scandal and advertiser boycott, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly announced Tuesday that he will take a nearly two-week vacation.
The vacation is a family trip that was planned in October, including airline and hotel reservations, O'Reilly spokesperson Mark Fabiani told CNNMoney. O'Reilly usually takes time off around Easter, though his corresponding vacations in 2016 and 2015 did not last as long as this one will.
Both Fox News and Fabiani said that O'Reilly will return to the program on April 24, and will be replaced by rotating substitute hosts during his absence. There is already rampant speculation both inside Fox News and in the media -- led by a report by New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman -- that he may not return, though a Fox News spokesperson denied that was the case.
Fabiani also disputed that speculation: "Other than the vacation guest hosts, The Factor broadcast will remain unchanged until Mr. O'Reilly's return post-vacation," he said.
O'Reilly's ultimate fate will be determined by Rupert Murdoch and his sons, who run Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox. One source close to the matter said their understanding is that Rupert, the Executive Chairman, would like to keep O'Reilly on air, while his son James, the Chief Executive Officer, is opposed to that idea. 21st Century Fox declined to comment.
Meanwhile, Fox has asked the law firm Paul, Weiss to conduct an internal investigation into O'Reilly's treatment of Wendy Walsh, a former guest on "The O'Reilly Factor" who alleges that the host sexually harassed her.
The New York Times reported earlier this month that O'Reilly and Fox paid about $13 million in settlements to five women who accused O'Reilly of sexual harassment or verbal abuse over more than a decade. (Walsh was not one of them.) O'Reilly has disputed the merits of the accusations.
The scandal is particularly sensitive for the Murdochs because they re-signed O'Reilly to a multi-million-dollar contract earlier this year knowing about the $13 million in settlements to O'Reilly's accusers, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
A Fox News spokesperson would not comment on where O'Reilly and his family would be vacationing. Fabiani said only that the arrangements were made last October and that "the vacation involves a group of people, and the timing coincides with the period Mr. O'Reilly often takes off in and around his children's spring break."
Comedian Charlie Murphy died Wednesday after a battle with leukemia, according to his publicist Domenick Nati.
Murphy was 57.
A long time comic, Murphy rose to fame for his work on Dave Chapelle's popular "Chapelle's Show," where he was a co-star and writer.
His recurring skit "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories," which recalled celebrity encounters he and his younger brother Eddie Murphy had with Rick James, Prince and others, became cult hits.
A New York City native, Murphy toured with comedians George Lopez and D.L. Hughley. Fellow comedian Chris Rock, took to Twitter when news broke of his passing: "We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time. Charlie Murphy RIP."
Murphy also appeared in several movies, including"Jungle Fever," "Lottery Ticket" and "CB4."
One day before his death, Murphy tweeted: "One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible."
Murphy's wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died from cervical cancer in 2009. He is survived by his brother and three children.
Will Smith chopped off his son's bleached dreadlocks on the Toronto set of their 2018 film Life in a Year on Tuesday.
The 48-year-old movie producer - who boasts 75.2M followers - wrote on Facebook: 'Getting Jaden Smith ready for the first day of filming #LifeInAYear...maybe I should’ve used scissors?!'
It was a shockingly clean cut look for the eccentric 18-year-old, who's known for his gender-neutral, nineties-obsessed hipster style.
Smith - who also produced The Karate Kid (2010) - previously acted opposite the Malibu-born millennial in The Pursuit of Happyness in 2006 and the dismally-reviewed After Earth in 2013.
Jaden's character, 17-year-old Daryn, is determined to have his girlfriend Isabelle (Cara Delevingne) experience 'an entire life' after her terminal cancer diagnosis in the YA romantic drama.
Empire's Terrence Howard and Nia Long will play Daryn's no-nonsense father and mother Catherine, while Hunter Street's Stony Blyden will play his BFF Kiren - according to Deadline.
Slovenian filmmaker Mitja Okorn (Planeta Singli, Letters to Santa) will direct Life in a Year, which was penned by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.
The MSFTSrep designer currently plays bisexual graffiti artist Marcus 'Dizzee' Kipling in the second part of Baz Luhrmann's seventies-set series The Get Down now streaming on Netflix.
And the two-time Oscar nominee's next role is as LAPD officer Scott Ward in David Ayer's fantasy flick Bright - streaming in December on Netflix - alongside Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, and Édgar Ramírez.
Missing from the family fun Tuesday were Smith's 24-year-old son Trey with first wife Sheree Zampino and his 16-year-old daughter Willow with second wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
John Warren Geils Jr., the guitarist and founder of the eponymous J. Geils Band, has died, police in Groton, Massachusetts, said.
Police came to Geils' home for a well-being check, police Chief Donald Palma said. The 71-year-old was found unresponsive and was declared dead at the scene.
Police are investigating the death as a standard procedure. Foul play was not suspected and a preliminary investigation suggests Geils died of natural causes, Palma said.
The J. Geils Band was one of the most popular American touring bands of the 1970s. But they did not achieve commercial fame until the 1980s, when they released radio mainstays such as "Centerfold," "Love Stinks" and "Freeze-Frame."
Born in New York in 1946 and raised in New Jersey, Geils was best known as a musician, but his first love was cars -- a passion he inherited from his father along with his ear for music, he told Autoweek in 2012.
He met band mates Danny Klein and "Magic Dick" Salwitz at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he was studying mechanical engineering.
"That was the end of engineering school for all three of us," he told the magazine. They formed the J. Geils Band in 1967 with lead singer Peter Wolf and drummer Stephen Jo Bladd.
The group released a string of albums in the 1970s but would not achieve commercial success until the 1980s, starting with the release of "Love Stinks," its first platinum-selling record, according to Rolling Stone. Their 12th album, "Freeze-Frame," featured its popular title track as well as chart-topper "Centerfold," which spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1982.
Wolf left the band to pursue a solo career and did not appear on its final album, released in 1984. The band officially broke up in 1985, occasionally coming together for reunion shows. The J. Geils band was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the fourth time in October, but was not selected for the 2017 class.
''Being part of the J. Geils Band was a lot of fun. We made 14 records, and eventually made some money. But it got to be a grind. In some respects it was like any other job; it starts to wear on you a little bit," Geils told The Boston Globe in 2004.
Geils' semi-retirement from music allowed him to return to cars. He started KTR Motorsports out of a garage in Carlisle, Massachusetts, to service vintage Ferraris, Maseratis and other Italian cars. He sold the business in 1996, according to Autoweek.
He also remained active as a musician, forming the band Bluestime with Salwitz and releasing two records.
Geils' contemporaries, including musicians from the band Foghat and The Fixx, expressed their condolences on Twitter.
After news broke that Mariah Carey split with her boyfriend of five months, back-up dancer Bryan Tanaka, reports claimed that Tanaka was the jealous type, and wasn't comfortable with Mimi spending so much time with her ex-husband Nick Cannon due to their co-parenting relationship.
Now, Cannon has spoken with Entertainment Tonight, and he's sharing just how he feels about Tanaka's alleged insecurity.
"Most men are jealous of me," he said, before adding, "I'm joking. But I know nothing about it. For me, at the end of the day, she's an amazing mother and we focus on our kids."
When asked to expound, the comedian made it clear that this isn't his fight, as he has bigger fish to fry in his own life.
"I know nothing about this," he said. "I got too many of my own relationship issues to be worried about an old relationship."
In addition to Tanaka's jealousy, it was also reported that he was also getting too comfortable with the singer's generous gifts, and she quickly grew tired playing the sugar mama role.
Sadly, there will be no infinity for Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka as a couple — they’ve broken up, according to TMZ, and the fallout has not been pretty.
Carey and Tanaka, who have been dating officially since February (but whose romance was rumored to have started sooner), have gone their separate ways over jealousy and money issues, the site says. More specifically, Tanaka has shown his grudging side over Carey’s friendly relationship with ex Nick Cannon. Carey and Cannon have gone on trips together and get dinner every so often for the sake of their kids, and Tanaka has evidently had enough. Carey and Cannon’s joint outing to the Kids’ Choice Awards was reportedly the last straw.
And Tanaka hasn’t been managing his anger well, TMZ continues — he’s been openly flirting with other women in front of Carey’s face to get a rise out of her.
And there’s more to the story: Carey is tired of bankrolling her boyfriend. Tanaka evidently has a taste for expensive jewelry (watches and chains are his favorite) and can’t stop using Carey’s cash to buy luxury shoes.
Twenty-First Century Fox, which owns Fox News, began an investigation into sexual harassment claims made against Bill O’Reilly last week by Wendy Walsh, a Los Angeles–based radio host, according to the Washington Post. Walsh and her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, recorded a phone call they made to the Fox complaint hotline last week and posted it to YouTube.
Walsh, who was a guest on The O’Reilly Factor, alleges that O’Reilly reneged on a job offer to her after she refused to join him in his hotel suite in 2013. O’Reilly denies this charge.
Walsh and her lawyer say that she is not seeking financial payment.
“We will fully cooperate with any investigation,” says Bloom.
“Again, Wendy is not seeking any money, just accountability.”
News broke last weekend that O’Reilly and Fox News paid five different women a combined $13 million to settle previous claims of sexual misconduct. O’Reilly insisted he is innocent of those allegations as well.
Fox instructed the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison to conduct the investigation. The company released a statement announcing its decision: “21st Century Fox investigates all complaints and we have asked the law firm Paul Weiss to continue assisting the company in these serious matters.”
The same firm led the investigation last year into former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, which led to his departure over similar sexual harassment allegations. Walsh’s lawyer has expressed doubts about Paul Weiss’s ability to conduct a proper, unbiased investigation:
The National Organization for Women has also called for an independent investigation of what it calls a “culture of sexual harassment at Fox News.”
In recent days, numerous advertisers have stopped buying ads on The O’Reilly Factor. Fox initially stood behind their beleaguered host, but news of the current investigation may indicate that public pressure is having a serious effect.
Omarosa has just got married in Washington DC. "The Celebrity Apprentice" alum tied the knot with Pastor John Allen Newman at one of Donald Trump's hotels, but the President was not in attendance. "Just married!" she tweeted after the ceremony.
The 43-year-old bride walked down the aisle in a YSA Makino cap sleeve blush tulle beaded ball gown with a cathedral train. She drew laughter in the room when exchanging wedding vows with her fiance as she seemingly recited, "for richer and for richer."
Omarosa was named Director of African-American Outreach during Trump's presidential campaign last year. After he won the election, the reality TV star was chosen as a director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for his administration in the White House.