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I know that I shouldn't, but... Celebrity couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have welcomed a daughter via surrogate.

The 37-year-old reality star and 40-year-old rapper expressed their gratitude in a post on Kardashian's website Tuesday after their surrogate gave birth to a baby girl.

"Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl," Kardashian, who already shares 4-year-old daughter North and 2-year-old son Saint with West, wrote.

"We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care," she added. "North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister."

Kardashian and West's daughter was born Monday, Jan. 15, at 12:47 a.m. PT, although the couple have yet to announce the baby girl's name. Kardashian also shared news of her daughter's birth on Twitter.

"She's here," she wrote alongside a link to her blog post.

Kardashian and West confirmed in September that they were expecting their third child. Sources told Entertainment Tonight last week the couple are "fully prepared and can't wait to bring their baby home."

Congrats to both Kardashian and West! I'm sure the E! network is ecstatic!

Be Well,
Steve


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Han will meet Chewbacca, Lando in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'
Lucasfilm released the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story Tuesday.

Ron Howard is directing the film, which is set for release May 25. It stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

"Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy," the synopsis said. "Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes."

Harrison Ford originated the role of Han Solo and played the intergalactic smuggler in four Star Wars movies.


Ava DuVernay, 'black-ish,' win big at NAACP Image Awards
The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards took place at the Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif. Monday night with director Ava DuVernay taking home the Entertainer of the Year award.

DuVernay, who created 2017's hit TV show Queen Sugar, was the only non-performer to be nominated for the coveted award, which included big names like Jay-Z, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, Chadwick Boseman and Bruno Mars.

"I'm a director! I shouldn't be up here!" DuVernay said after accepting the award.

Other big winners include the cast of blackish. Not only were stars Anthony Anderson and Tracy Ellis Ross the hosts for the night, but they also took home the awards for best actor and best actress in a comedy series. The show also won for outstanding comedy series.

In somewhat of an upset, Girls Trip beat Get Out for outstanding motion picture.

But Daniel Kaluuya was given the best actor award for his starring role in Get Out.

Octavia Spencer got the best actress in a motion picture nod for her role in Gifted.

Danny Glover accepted the President's Award Monday night for his decades of activism and work in film and television.

During his speech, Glover said he wanted to bring particular attention to workers' rights.

"Labor rights are civil rights," he said.


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"Fundamentally, I'm open and warm. At my core, I'm a bleeding heart. But when your life is exposed and when the movie that exposes your life is exposing your emotions and your body, it can be very scary."
--Dakota Johnson, on filming the Fifty Shades franchise, to Allure



??? Guess Who ???

Which actress and producer was named 2018 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year?


'Creed 2': Boxer Floridan Munteanu cast as Ivan Drago's son
German-Romanian boxer Florian Munteanu is set to star alongside Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone in upcoming boxing sequel Creed 2.

Creed 2, a continuation of the Rocky series, will feature Munteanu as the son of Russian boxer Ivan Drago who was the main antagonist in 1985's Rocky IV, Variety reported. The film featured Drago killing Apollo Creed, the father of Jordan's character Adonis Creed.

Dolph Lundgren, who portrayed Ivan Drago, will be reprising his role.

Production on Creed 2 is set to begin production in March in Philadelphia with director Steven Caple Jr., noted The Hollywood Reporter.

Caple Jr. was hand picked by Stallone and Jordan to helm the sequel after Stallone announced on social media that he was going to direct the film after writing the screenplays for six previous Rocky films and directing Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV and Rocky Balboa.

The first Creed, released in November 2015, centered around Adonis Creed as he became a boxer trained by Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa. The film also starred Tessa Thompson who is also set to return for the sequel.

Creed 2 is set to arrive in theaters on Nov. 21.


Chrissy Teigen offers $100K in support of McKayla Maroney
Chrissy Teigen is offering up $100,000 in support of Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney.

The 32-year-old model said in a tweet Tuesday that she'd be "honored" to handle a $100,000 penalty if Maroney, 22, chose to break a non-disclosure agreement and speak at former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing.

"The entire principle of this should be fought - an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla," she wrote.

Parks and Recreation creator Mike Schur and actress Kristen Bell also offered to help pay the fine.

"I'll split it with you," Schur tweeted before Bell chimed in, "I'll 1/3 with you guys."

Maroney, who publicly accused Nassar of sexual abuse in October, had signed a non-disclosure agreement as part of a $1.25 million settlement in 2016. She thanked Teigen for her "generosity" in a statement through her attorney Tuesday.

"I'm not on social media right now, but I wish I was for this! I'm shocked by your generosity, and I just want you to know how much hope your words bring to all of us!" the retired gymnast said, according to Us Weekly.

"Thank you Chrissy, you're so inspiring, and things are starting to change because of people like you! Just saying that was worth the decision to speak up regardless of a fine," she added.

Nassar, who is accused of molesting over 140 former patients, pleaded guilty in November to sexually assaulting 10 girls under the guise of medical treatment. His sentencing began Tuesday and is expected to run until Friday.

ABC News reported Wednesday that USA Gymnastics revoked the fine for Maroney after Teigen offered to pay. The organization said it "encourages McKayla and anyone who has been abused to speak out."


??? Guess Who ???

Which actress and producer was named 2018 Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year?

Mila Kunis has been named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 68th Woman of the Year.

The Bad Moms star and That '70s Show alum will be honored by Harvard University's famed acting troupe with a parade and roast on Jan. 25 in Cambridge, Mass.

Previous Woman of the Year Award recipients include Meryl Streep, Debbie Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson and Octavia Spencer.

"We could not be more excited to give Mila Kunis our Woman of the Year award! We have been watching her on both the big and small screen since we were young and can't wait to celebrate her achievements in a truly unique and memorable way," Hasty Pudding Theatricals co-producer Annie McCreery said in a statement Tuesday.

"Everyone in the company is really looking forward to meeting her. If she's even half as fun as her character in Bad Moms then we're sure it's going to be a great time for all!" added co-producer Hannah Needle.

Kunis, 34, is married to actor Ashton Kutcher. They have two children together.

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