JOE JONAS & SOPHIE TURNER WELCOME DAUGHTER WILLA – (07/28/2020)
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas welcomed their first child – a baby girl named Willa – last week.
The 24-year-old actress starred as Sansa Stark for all 8 seasons of the HBO drama Game of Thrones and was a fan favorite on the show.
Willa is the name of two very minor Game of Thrones characters. One of the characters named Willa appeared on two episodes of the show back in Season 5 and was a wildling character. The second appearance of Willa in the series is in Season 8 as a servant at Winterfell.
Turner and Jonas first wed in an intimate, secret ceremony in May 2019, immediately after the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The pair exchanged candy Ring Pop wedding bands. In a larger ceremony almost two months later, the husband and wife said “I do” again in France.
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ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW UNDER INVESTIGATION: The Ellen DeGeneres Show is officially the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia following numerous accounts of a toxic workplace. Executives sent a memo to staffer last week alerting them to the probe. (Variety)
DEMI’S BLING: Demi Lovato’s engagement ring is worth more than $2 million, TMZ reports. It is a special cut from celeb-jeweler Peter Marco, with an emerald cut flanked by trapezoid-shaped diamonds. All told, it comes in at between 10 and 20 carats. The pair have been dating since March. (TMZ)
ELON MUSK SAYS HE URGED KANYE WEST TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2020 – (07/28/2020)
Elon Musk has revealed that he urged Kanye West to run for president in 2024. He told The New York Times, “I’ve done my best to convince him that 2024 would be better than 2020.” However, after Kanye went on a Twitter rant last week, inciting the trend, #prayforye, Musk said that he reached out to the music and fashion icon.
He said, “When he was about a third of the way through the tweet rampage, just to see if he was doing okay, I sent him a text saying, ‘You know, just checking on you, a lot of people are worried, just wondering if you’re okay.’”
He continued, “And he called me back and he actually seemed fine. He FaceTimed me and he was in Wyoming with a bunch of friends. He seemed fine on the call. But it sounds like things are, you know, not fine. There seem to be a lot of issues.”
Meanwhile, according to TMZ, the rep for the Secretary of State in Missouri says that Kanye submitted signatures to get on the ballot before the 5pm deadline yesterday (June 27th). Kanye will need 10,000 signatures from registered voters in the state.
In other news, Kim Kardashian was spotted with Kanye in Cody, Wyoming yesterday (July 27th).
KIM KARDASHIAN WEST HAS EMOTIONAL VISIT WITH KANYE WEST: Kim Kardashian West reunited with her seemingly troubled husband Kanye West at their ranch in Wyoming. This is the first time the pair have been together since his controversial rally in South Carolina and since-deleted Tweet-storm in which he railed against her and her mother Kris Jenner. A source tells ET, “Kim flew to Wyoming Monday to see Kanye after weeks of trying to get ahold of him and having him agree to see her. The meeting was extremely emotional as the couple has a lot to work through now and most importantly making sure Kanye is healthy. Kim is still very upset with Kanye but she knows she needs to focus on him getting better. Kim plans to do whatever she can to help Kanye get the help he needs.” (ET)
THE CHAINSMOKERS FACE BACKLASH FOR PACKED ‘DRIVE-IN’ CHARITY CONCERT – (07/28/2020)
The Chainsmokers are under fire for performing at a packed charity concert in the Hamptons over the weekend as coronavirus cases continue to surge in the U.S.
The duo, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, performed for thousands of people in Water Mill, New York, during a fundraiser event Saturday that was billed as a “Safe & Sound” gathering that “follows all social distancing guidelines,” according to the event website.
Event organizers sold tickets for 600 vehicles and accompanying guests to enjoy the “tailgate experience” safely from the confines of a designated 20-foot area. “Guests may not leave there (sic)… area for GA unless using a restroom (mask required),” the website added.
However, a video from the group’s manager, Adam Alpert, that has circulated online showed a massive crowd of people gathered in front of the stage within six feet of one another, despite the event claiming to “meet all local health and safety standards, as well as state regulations.”
The group was labeled “straight up irresponsible” by some fans. On Monday, New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said he was “greatly disturbed” by the event and announced the New York State Department of Health is opening an investigation.
“I am at a loss as to how the Town of Southampton could have issued a permit for such an event, how they believed it was legal and not an obvious public health threat,” Zucker wrote to Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman in a letter obtained by USA Today. The state of New York has banned gatherings of 50-plus people since it was the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak a few months ago.
Ticket packages ranged from $850 to an uber-VIP option for $25,000 that accommodated RVs.
All funds raised from the “drive-in” were donated to No Kid Hungry and Southampton Fresh Air Home and Children’s Medical Fund of New York, the statement added.
Meanwhile, Drew Taggart and model Chantel Jeffries have confirmed their relationship. The two made their first official appearance as a couple at a Hamptons Magazine dinner on Saturday at The Barn at Nova’s Ark in Watermill, New York, just hours before The Chainsmokers’ controversial concert.
Chantel posted a photo of her and Drew kissing on her Instagram account. She simply captioned it with this emoji: “🥺.”
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