In case you weren’t aware, before Sofia Vergara was married to hunky Joe Manganiello, she was in a relationship with a dude named Nick Loeb. During their time together, Sofia and Nick considered having a child together via surrogacy, so her eggs were fertilized with his sperm and the embryos were cryogenically frozen and placed in a facility in Louisiana. Then they broke up — and Nick wanted custody of the embryos because he claimed Sofia wanted them destroyed. She denied it, saying they each signed the agreement under which no unilateral action for the embryos can be taken.
Loeb wanted to implant them in another woman, then raise them as his own. Vergara wasn’t having it. Then a radical pro-life group in the state sued the actress, claiming the embryos have a constitutional “right to live.” Needless to say, it’s been a long, icky fight (it began in 2015), but it’s finally over.
On Friday, a federal judge granted Vergara’s motion to dismiss the case against her, E! reports. So, Sofia can breathe a sigh of relief — until Nick comes up with another way to stay in contact with his ex.
Russell Brand is a married man. Again.
Russell Brand has come a long way. On the weekend his ex-wife, Katy Perry, hosted the VMAs, and he got married to lifestyle blogger Laura Gallacher in an intimate ceremony near their England home.
The actor announced the news to listeners of his Radio X podcast on Sunday, according to the BBC, which reports Brand said, “I’m living a married life now … I’m domestic.”
The newlyweds are parents to nine-month-old daughter Mabel, who was born in November last year. Congrats to the whole family!
(Hmm, maybe he hasn’t grown up just yet.)
The Weeknd’s show got cancelled minutes before it started and people were pissed
The Weeknd was all set to perform a private concert in Los Angeles on Friday, as part of a 20th-anniversary celebration for Grey Goose vodka, when it ended before it even began. Page Six reports that hundreds of people showed up to the event but were turned away, being told the party was cancelled.
“What a sh*t show,” summed up one guest.
One source said there was an issue with permits and the fire marshal called it a day. Safety first, right? But a Grey Goose rep told Page Six, “Due to unforeseen production issues, tonight’s event has been canceled. That said, Grey Goose and The Weeknd will be back together soon – bigger and better!” But will the fans? (Pfft. Yeah, of course they will.)
Don’t make fun of Nick Jonas’ height, bruh
Mess with the bull, you get the bull’s fans — at least when it comes to Nick Jonas. The singer posed with a fan, who then posted it on Instagram with the caption, “@nickjonas you need a few more inches bruhh.”
E! News reports Jonas responded in the comments, saying, “You need some manners ‘bruh.’ I didn’t need to take that picture with you. Just rude. Very rude.” And the onslaught from fans to Zak Hanzal began.
LMAO he was so hurt pic.twitter.com/mwsHsiVpaV
— la bella vita (@drugproblem) August 25, 2017
Nick later told everyone that “it’s all good” and “no need to spread hate.” And that comment of goodwill (or, more likely, all that hate) was enough for Hanzal to change the caption to “One of the most humble superstars…MY MAN @nickjonas.” Though technically he deleted the pic entirely and reposted it as that, of course. Moral of the story? Don’t mock a man’s or woman’s height. Got it?
Jay Z reveals how the twins got their names
After Beyoncé gave birth to the twins, the world wanted to know their names. No, NEEDED to know. But weeks went by and Bey and Jay were staying mum. By the time they announced they were called Rumi and Sir, it seemed fitting. Succinct, sweet, no middle names. Just Rumi Carter and Sir Carter.
Jay Z opened up about how he and Beyoncé chose the names and it’s pretty much what we all thought.
“Rumi is our favourite poet, so it was for our daughter,” he told Rap Radar hosts Elliot Wilson and Brian Miller of the Persian poet. “Sir was like, man, come out the gate. He carries himself like that. He just came out, like, Sir.”
And there you have it, right from Jay himself. Hmm, wonder what the Carter house is like now that Mom and Dad are outnumbered? Just hold one another; you’ll be OK.