A mystery no more
They already have one daughter with a memorable name, so Beyoncé and Jay Z knew they had to step it up with the twins. And from what TMZ scrounged up, their babies’ names are more Kim and Kanye than Gwyneth and Chris. According to the gossip site, the new additions to the family are called Rumi and Sir.
TMZ reports that the Carters’ company that owns the trademarks to their names — the same company that filed for a Blue Ivy trademark — filed legal documents last week to secure the rights to the names Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.
TMZ dug a little deeper and found that “Rumi” is the name of 13th-century poet and Muslim scholar Jalaluddin al-Rumi, and “Sir” is referenced in one of his most famous works.
Welcome to the Carter empire, Rumi and Sir.
Gord Downie makes a surprise appearance at We Day
Ottawa was the place to be this Canada Day weekend, and not just because Bono, The Edge, Prince Charles and Camilla took part in celebrations on Parliament Hill. The loads of young people gathered for We Day on Sunday also got a special treat when Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie made a rare public appearance.
Downie was there to spotlight the ongoing plight of many of the country’s young Indigenous people, reports CBC. And he wants more community and national support, rightfully so.
“Now we begin a new 150 years,” he told the crowd. “We leave behind the first 150 years, the ones with one big problem — trying to wipe out our Indigenous people, to take their minds and hearts, to give them the choice [to] become white or get lost. It’s time to listen to the stories of the Indigenous [people], to hear stories about now. We are blessed as a young country to be able to look to the wisdom of a really, really old country.”
Downie was joined on stage by Daisy and Pearl Wenjack, whose brother Charlie Wenjack died in 1966 escaping a residential school and was the subject of Gord’s passion project, The Secret Path.
Downie added: “Yours is the first generation in the new and real Canada. You and yours, the Indigenous, together will make this a true country now, one true to your word. The new 150 years, not the old one. The new one. Exciting and true.”
And it seems Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is heeding Downie’s words. “Gord, your work is a powerful reminder of all that still needs to be done to acknowledge one of the darkest chapters in our history and make things right with Canada’s First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit peoples.”
That’s when a youth choir sang for Gord, and it was beautiful and, more importantly, hopeful.
To the next 150!
Adele has cancelled the last shows of her tour, will lose millions
Adele was forced to cancel her last two sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium over the weekend, and seeing as this may be her final tour ever, it was a pretty big blow to her fans.
The “heartbroken” and “devastated” singer took to Twitter to apologize but her vocal cords were so badly damaged that her doctor advised her not to perform.
— Adele (@Adele) June 30, 2017
The Sun reports that Adele will lose a lot of money as those Wembley shows were meant to be filmed and its footage would have been the meat of the concert DVD, Adele Live 2017: The Finale.
We get the disappointment from herself and her fans, but she’s human, and her body can only take so much. Her health is more important than anything else and despite how upset many are, she’ll always be loved. Knowing Adele, though, you just know she’ll find a way to make it up to her fans.
Maria Menounos reveals she had a brain tumour
It’s been a rough go for Maria Menounos. The entertainment reporter had been caring for her mother, who has Stage 4 brain cancer, when she learned she had a health crisis of her own — in the form of a golf ball-sized brain tumour.
After some worrisome symptoms, Menounos went for an MRI in April and learned she had a meningioma brain tumor that was pushing on her facial nerves. “I didn’t cry. I actually laughed,” she recalled to People. “It’s so surreal and crazy and unbelievable that my mom has a brain tumor — and now I have one too?”
She made an appointment with her mother’s neurosurgeon for June 8 — which just happened to be Maria’s birthday. After seven hours it was successfully removed (“99.9 per cent of it), though there’s still a small chance it could return. But Maria is liking her odds.
Maria’s mother, Litsa, has “always been positive” and her own perspective on life has changed. “I feel like I have to find my real purpose.” She’s now recovering but says she’s “getting stronger and stronger every day” and hopes to be “back to normal very soon.” Keep fighting, girl. You got this!
Yes, ScarJost is still happening
Just weeks after we learned that Scarlett Johansson and SNL‘s Colin Jost were a thing, came word that ScarJo was actually dating her lawyer, Kevin Yorn. But what happened to Colin? Seems like he was just waiting in the wings (or Johansson is balancing two dudes) because Page Six is insisting ScarJost isn’t over.
The two were spotted in the Hamptons “looking cozy on a love seat” and “seemed very into each other,” a spy told Page Six. And if she goes back to holding hands with Yorn, this week, so be it. It looks like Scarlett is simply having some post-divorce fun and that’s OK. Because if she wants to date two cute guys and they’re down, what’s the big deal?