The Daily Dish for September 5th

PRINCESS KATE: Pregnant With Third Child


The British royal family is growing.

Princess Kate and Prince William are expecting their third child together, Kensington Palace said today (Monday). According to the statement, “The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are already parents to 4-year-old Prince Georgeand 2-year-old Princess Charlotte.

As with her first two pregnancies, Kate is suffering severe morning sickness. It's believed that she's less than three months pregnant and that the palace made the announcement early because of her illness, which caused her to cancel an appearance Monday morning.


SERENA WILLIAMS: It's a Girl!


Serena Williams is a mom!

The tennis star gave birth to a baby girl Friday in West Palm Beach. This is the first child for Serena and her fiance Alexis Ohanian. According to a tweet from Chris Shepherd, a producer at the local ABC affiliate, the baby weighed six pounds, 13 ounces, and "Mom and baby doing well.”

Her sister Venus Williams confirmed the news to ESPN at the U.S. Open. She said, "I'm super excited. Words can't describe."

Serena is expected to return to tennis in the Australian Open in January. (Gossip Cop)


AMERICAN IDOL: Nashville’s Luke Bryan Offered Judging Role


Katy Perry may finally have company at the American Idoljudges’ table.

Producers offered the job to country singer Luke Bryan. He could earn about 6 million dollars as an Idol judge.

Unlike Katy Perry at the MTV Music Video Awards, Luke proved himself perfectly capable of handling live TV. In the spring he hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards.

There’d been talk of Keith Urban returning to judge. It’s a distinct possibly that Idol will have two Nashville stars as judges. 

Taped auditions begin in a matter of weeks. Producers are under the gun to finalize the judges. Lionel Richie and Charlie Puth are two other possible potential judges Idol would like to secure. (TMZ


BOX-OFFICE REPORT   

1. The Hitman's Bodyguard - $13.4 million

2. Annabelle: Creation - $9.3 million

3. Wind River - $8 million

4. Leap! - $6.6 million

5. Logan Lucky - $5.6 million(Totals are for the four-day Labor Day weekend.)

The Hitman's Bodyguard led the worst Labor Day weekend at the box office in 20 years.

With no wide releases over the weekend, the overall box office was down as much as 26 percent from last year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Hitman's Bodyguard, starring Samuel Jackson and Ryan Reynolds, was number-one for a third straight weekend with  $13.4 million between Friday and Monday.

The rest of the Top 5 stayed pretty much the same from last week. Annabelle: Creationremained in second with $9.3 million. Wind River climbed from fourth to third with $6.2 million, while Leap! dropped from third to fourth with $4.9 million. And Logan Luckywas again in fifth with $4.5 million.

In limited release, the re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind earned $2.3 million and the period drama Tulip Fever made $1.4 million.


SAM SMITH: New Single on Friday


Sam Smith's new single is called "Too Good at Goodbyes."

He made the announcement in an Instagram post on Monday by holding up the single's artwork. He captioned the picture, "So excited for you to hear the new single."

It's the first new music from Smith since 2015's "Writing's on the Wall," his Oscar-winning theme for the James Bond film Spectre.

 

TAYLOR SWIFT: Drops New Track, Gets Booed at Friend's Wedding


Taylor Swift had a big holiday weekend -- she dropped another new track, and got booed outside her friend's wedding.

The new track, "...Ready for It?," had its debut during ABC's college football coverage Saturday night and is now streaming on YouTube. It's also being offered as an instant download for pre-orders of her upcoming album.

 

Also on Saturday, Swift was in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts to serve as a bridesmaid at her friend Abigail Anderson's wedding to photographer Matt Lucier. Fans waited in the rain outside the church for a glimpse of the star. But, as The Cut reports, security guards held up two black sheets to block any view of her as she exited the church. The fans started to boo loudly when they realized what was happening, with one shouting, “Taylor, we thought you loved your fans!”


Sharon Osbourne Counts Ozzy’s Mistresses


Sharon Osbourne has lost count of how many times she’s forgiven Ozzy. But his extramarital affairs are burned in her memory.

Most recently, Ozzy carried on with Sharon’s hairstylist. The affair was exposed due to Ozzy’s brain fart. He accidentally sent a sext to Sharon that was meant for the mistress. 

Sharon kicked out Ozzy after catching him with the hairstylist. They came close to divorcing. Ozzy entered a sex addiction rehab and made amends with Sharon.

She told The Telegraph newspaper in London, (quote) “There wasn't just one woman. There was some [flippin’] Russian teenager. Then a masseuse in England. Our massage therapist in Los Angeles and then our personal chef.”

Experience taught Sharon which is Ozzy’s favorite type. (quote) “If you're a woman giving Ozzy either a back rub or a trolley of food, God help you."


USHER: Herpes Accuser Suspects Foul Play


The woman suing Usher for allegedly giving her genital herpes thinks the singer is playing a shady shell game — moving around his assets so they can’t be seized to satisfy the 20 million dollar judgement she is seeking. 

In legal docs, Jane Doe’s lawyer Lisa West claims Usher may be up to no good because he delayed the discovery process in the lawsuit by 90 days. The implication is Usher didn't want to disclose his assets during the discovery phase in order to have the time to hide them. 

Sources connected with Usher say the claim that he's hiding assets "nonsense." The sources add the 90-day stay for discovery is automatic when the defendant files a motion to dismiss the case, which Usher did. (TMZ)

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