The Dish for April 10th

SETH MEYERS: Wife Gives Birth in Apartment Lobby


Seth Meyers and his wife, Alexi Ashe, welcomed their second son on Sunday, but this wasn't your typical baby delivery.

The Late Night host shared the dramatic story with his audience last night, revealing that the impatient baby boy decided to come out in the lobby of his parents' apartment building. Meyers joked, "I called 911 and over the course of a minute conversation, I said, ‘We’re about to have a baby — we’re having a baby — we had a baby."

Police arrived right after the baby was born and helped cut the chord. The nervous parents also had plenty of help from neighbors who supplied clean towels to keep the baby warm. Meyers and his wife named the baby Axel Strahl. They also have a two-year-old son named Ashe Olsen. (People)

 

RACHEL McADAMS: Secret Pregnancy and Delivery


Congratulations to Rachel McAdams. She is the mother to a brand new baby boy.

The actress kept her pregnancy a secret. As well as her delivery. When it comes to hiding a baby bump, she out-did Cardi B! Surprise!

A paparazzi agency photographed Rachel walking with her boyfriend, screenwriter Jamie Linden and their newborn. (Hollywood Pipeline)

No details yet about the baby’s birth date or name. Rachel’s kept her private life extremely private. Her reps have not confirmed the report. (E! News)


BILL COSBY: Paid Accuser $3.38 Million for Her Silence


Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial kicked off Monday with the revelation of a big secret. 

For the first time, prosecutors told jurors that the comedian paid their client, Andrea Constand, $3.38 million to keep quiet about allegedly being drugged and raped by the TV star in 2004.

In his opening argument, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele also said it wasn't the former Temple University staffer's idea to charge Cosby. Steele told the jury, "The evidence in this case will show that Andrea Constand didn’t come to us. What happened was, after this gets released, we go to her. And we ask if she’s willing to help the commonwealth."

He then anticipated the defense's arguments about inconsistencies in her account, reminding the jury that Constand's memory may be fuzzy because Cosby had allegedly drugged her.

Before the retrial started, a topless woman lunged at the comedian as he arrived at the courthouse. She's since been identified as Nicolle Rochelle, an actress who appeared in four episodes of The Cosby Show as a character named Danielle. (ABC News)


PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN MARKLE: Royal Couple Doesn't Want Wedding Gifts


If you've been fretting over a wedding gift for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, don't worry. The royal couple has made it easy for you.

In a Twitter announcement, Kensington Palace said, “Prince Harry & Ms. Meghan Markle are incredibly grateful for the goodwill they have received since their engagement, & have asked that anyone who might wish to mark the occasion of their wedding considers giving to charity, instead of sending a gift. The couple have personally chosen 7 charities which represent a range of issues that they are passionate about, including sport for social change, women’s empowerment, conservation, the environment, homelessness, HIV and the Armed Forces.”

The wedding takes place May 19th.


TOMMY LEE: Brandon Lee Case Dropped


It looks like the battery case against Brandon Lee, the son of ex-Motley Cruedrummer Tommy Lee, is going away.

According to TMZ, Tommy decided not to cooperate with the criminal investigation into Brandon's cold-cocking him last month, which gave the L.A. County D.A. little choice but to reject the case.

The incident occurred during an argument between father and son after Tommy dissed Brandon's mom, Pamela Anderson, on social media for speaking out about an old domestic violence incident.

In declining the case, the D.A.'s office brought to light some of what was allegedly said during their spat, including a sequence in which Brandon said, "Get up old man and fight me," before knocking Tommy out. After that, he is supposed to have said, "Look at you, mother-[effer] you are knocked-out," before Tommy's current girlfriend called 911.


ELTON: Standing Tonight on CBS


In February, a few days after performing on the Grammy Awards, Elton John remained in New York to take part in an all-star tribute to him.

Elton John: I'm Still Standing—A GRAMMY Salute airs tonight (Tuesday) at 9 ET/PT and 8 CT on CBS and CBS All Access.

Among those who took part were Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town, John Legend, Chris Martin and Elton, who closed the show, which was staged in the Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Speaking about that night, Ed Sheeran says, "Elton has had many different impacts on my life in all the different stages of my life so far. From youth it’s been getting me interested in music by listening to the songs, and teenage years getting me into songwriting by being influenced by the songs, and in adult life it’s sort of helping me charter this weird little music industry game -- helping me out basically. So it’s been quite a journey." Elton was part of Sheeran's management team until earlier this year.

Here's a rundown of the songs performed on the special:

  • "The Bitch Is Back" - Miley Cyrus
  • "Candle in the Wind" - Ed Sheeran
  • "Daniel" - Sam Smith
  • "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues" - Alessia Cara
  • "Your Song" - Lady Gaga
  • "Rocket Man" - Little Big Town
  • "Border Song" - Christopher Jackson & Valerie Simpson
  • "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - SZA & Shawn Mendes
  • "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" - Maren Morris
  • "We All Fall in Love Sometimes" - Chris Martin
  • "My Father's Gun" - Miranda Lambert
  • "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" - Kesha
  • "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" - John Legend
  • "I'm Still Standing" - Elton John and ensemble


FLEETWOOD MAC: A Voice From a Crowded House Speaks


While we wait to hear from Lindsey Buckingham as to whether he quit or was fired from Fleetwood Mac, one of his two replacements, Neil Finn from Crowded House, has commented on his new job.

He says, "Two weeks ago I received a wonderful invitation to be a part of a truly great band. A few days later I was standing in a room playing music with Fleetwood Mac. It felt fresh and exciting, so many great songs, a spectacular rhythm section and two of the greatest voices ever. Best of all, we sounded good together. It was a natural fit. I can’t wait to play."

Just last month, Finn performed at a benefit on Maui and was joined by Mick Fleetwoodon Crowded House's "Don't Dream it's Over."

Finn will handle Buckingham's vocals on the band's tour later this year while the other new member, Mike Campbell from Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, will cover the guitar parts.

Meanwhile, fans are chiming in regarding this latest drama in the Mac family. Among the comments:

  • "No Lindsey equals no Fleetwood Mac. Is the guy from the Heartbreakers going to sing 'Never Going Back Again'? Give me a break. A bunch of 70 year olds acting like children."
  • "Without Lindsey, the band is mediocre at best. Terrible move ... I’m gonna keep my money in my pocket."
  • "'Firing' Buckingham is a terrible move. Your ticket sales are going to suffer tremendously."
  • "I didn't manage to get tickets for the last tour and was desperate to see the Rumoursline-up just once..."
  • "No Lindsey? I hope it’s not due to irreconcilable differences. Won’t be the same without him. He has that unmistakable voice. I’m truly disappointed."
  • "It’s not Fleetwood Mac anymore without Lindsey. Shame on you rest of the band... See when your gigs are half full."
  • "Nothing against the newbies coming in, especially Mike Campbell from TP & the Heartbreakers, but they don't belong here."
  • "After all you've been through you couldn't work out your differences for the sake of your fans? This is BS."
  • "Waited for years for Christine McVie to return and it was worth every penny. This news: I just saved $500 so I guess that makes up for it. Thanks for the memories."
  • "I have no idea what went down but seriously. Was whatever it was worth going out on this sort of note? You can't put it aside and be grown up enough to say lets just do this one more time before our time here is done?"


GOO GOO DOLLS: Get Dizzy


The Goo Goo Dolls will take fans on a spin through the past this fall on a tour marking the 20th anniversary of the release of Dizzy Up the Girl.

They'll play the album -- which was released on September 22nd, 1998 and went on to sell more than four million copies -- in its entirety. The tour kicks off in Phoenix on September 30th and wraps up in Las Vegas on November 18th.

John Rzeznik and Robby Takac posted an announcement video on their social media on Monday.


 

BLAKE, GWEN: She's an Okie


Blake Shelton ordained Gwen Stefani with the title of "adopted Okie."

Gwen earned the nickname for her prowess finding Indian arrowheads on his property in Oklahoma. 

He writes on Twitter, "Hey Gwen Stefani it's official... With your arrowhead finding eye you are now an adopted Okie!!! Side note: I love you pretty girl... #truth"

Blake included a picture of her catch -- 13 arrowheads!

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