DIDDY: Call Me “Brother Love”
Sean Combs has a brand new name.
To mark his 48th birthday, he told his fans that he’d stop responding to Diddy. And don’t try calling him, Puffy or Puff Daddy or P. Diddy or Swag, either.
He tweeted a video message to his 13 million followers. (quote) “I have some very serious, serious news. I’ve been praying on this, and I know this could come off as corny to some people. I decided to change my name again. I’m just not who I am before. I’m something different. My new name is Love, a/k/a Brother Love.” (New York Post)
NICK JONAS: Dating Victoria’s Secret Model
Nick Jonas brought a Victoria’s Secret model to his brother Joe’s engagement party.
Georgia Fowler shared videos from Saturday night’s celebrations on her Instagram story. An eyewitness said the pair cuddled most of the night in a darkened corner. They left the party together in an SUV limo.
A source told Us Weekly that Nick is “'casually dating” Georgia. Though, his family took note, it’s a big deal of who you bring to your brother’s engagement party. There’s been whispers they first hooked up around Labor Day.
She’s from New Zealand. Georgia walked at last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and is returning for this year's event to be taped later this month in Shanghai, China.
ALEC BALDWIN: Quits Twitter
Alec Baldwin is done with Twitter. The actor said on Saturday he'll suspend his personal account following a backlash over comments he made about the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal.
Alec came under fire after he did an interview with PBS Friday where he seemed to criticize women who reportedly took payoffs from the mogul to keep quiet.
Asia Argento, one of Weinstein's accusers, tweeted at Baldwin: "You're either a complete moron or providing cover for your pals and saving your own rep. Maybe all three."
After trading insults with Argento's boyfriend, Anthony Bourdain, Alec wrote, "It is (with) some degree of sadness that I will suspend posting on this (Twitter) account for a period...in the current climate."
KATE UPTON, JUSTIN VERLANDER: Wed in Italy
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander got married Sunday -- just days after the Houston Astros pitcher won the World Series.
The 25-year-old model and the 34-year-old baseball star said their "I do's" in Italy, at an "old medieval church at the top of a hill amidst ancient ruins and overlooking the Montalcino valley and vineyards," an eyewitness told E! News.
The World Series win was a major coincidence. Justin popped the question before the season started and Kate says they had been "keeping it on the down low for quite a while."
Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa also made headlines by proposing to his girlfriend on the field after winning the World Series.
TAYLOR SWIFT: ABC
The Taylor Swift media blitz is about to shift into high gear.
With her reputation album due out Friday, she's about to flood your TV. We've already reported that she'll be the musical guest on SNL on Saturday, and now comes word that she's lined up a special performance of a never-before-heard song during ABC's "TGIT" Thursday-night programming block.
The song will air during Scandal, which airs at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday. An extended version will air the next day on the Freeform cable network.
TONIGHT SHOW: Tapings Canceled All Week
Jimmy Fallon will air reruns this week.
He’s taking bereavement following his mother’s sudden passing on Sunday. In a statement, Jimmy said about his mother, Gloria, (quote) “Today I lost my biggest fan.”
Stephen Colbert, who is both a friend and late night competitor, agreed on Twitter, (quote) “Mom is the first audience and the best.” Colbert lost his mother four years ago. He took time off to grieve, then returned and paid tribute to her.
NBC stated, (quote) “We extend our deepest condolences to Jimmy and all his family at this time of enormous loss.” (Deadline Hollywood)
1. Thor: Ragnarok - $121 million
2. A Bad Moms Christmas - $17 million
3. Jigsaw - $6.7 million
4. Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween - $4.7 million
5. Geostorm - $3 million
Thor: Ragnarok hammered its way to the top of the weekend box office. With $121 million, it's the biggest opening for a Thor movie.
A Bad Moms Christmas debuted in a distant second with $17 million.
Last week's top movie, Jigsaw, dropped to third with $6.7 million.
Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween dropped from second to fourth with $4.7 million.
Geostorm went from third to fifth with $3 million.