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Here's some wonderful nooz! Pop music superstar Janet Jackson gave birth to her first child, a son, on Tuesday.
The 50-year-old singer's publicist confirmed the happy news to People magazine.
"Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world," the representative said in a statement. "Janet had a stress-free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably."
E! News said the Grammy Award-winner has avoided the spotlight in the months since she announced her pregnancy and canceled the remaining dates on her concert tour.
She has been married to Qatari billionaire and businessman Wissam Al Mana since 2012.
Congratulations, Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana!
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Michael Keaton on skipping 'Batman Forever': 'It sucked'
Michael Keaton explained why he turned down playing Batman for a third time in 1995's Batman Forever -- "It sucked," Keaton told The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview about his reaction to seeing the script.
"I knew it was in trouble when he [Schumacher] said, 'Why does everything have to be so dark?'" the actor continued about incoming director Joel Schumacher who was replacing previous franchise helmer Tim Burton and his more gothic vision seen in 1989's Batman and 1992's Batman Returns.
Keaton would drop out of playing the iconic Caped Crusader and was replaced by Val Kilmer. While a box office success, Batman Forever is now looked down upon as being too cartoony and colorful along with its critically panned sequel, 1997's Batman and Robin starring George Clooney in the title role.
Keaton has avoided the superhero genre he helped launch until now, signing on to portray high-flying villain the Vulture in Marvel and Sony's upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming, due in theaters July 7, 2017.
The first trailer for the film features Keaton terrorizing a high-school age Peter Parker played by Tom Holland after his appearance in Captain America: Civil War.
Joely Fisher, daughter of Connie Francis and Eddie Fisher, mourns death of half-sister Carrie Fisher
Actress Joely Fisher is opening up about the recent deaths of her half-sister, Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher, and Carrie's mother, Debbie Reynolds.
Reynolds suffered a stroke and died on Wednesday at the age of 84 -- one day after 60-year-old Carrie passed away after having a massive heart attack on Dec. 23 on a flight from London to Los Angeles.
Joely, the daughter of Reynolds' ex-husband Eddie Fisher and his second wife Connie Stevens, wrote a touching eulogy for Carrie in The Hollywood Reporter Thursday.
"My sister would have wanted a dramatic exit; she just might have wished for another couple of decades before making one," Joely quipped.
Recalling their last conversation, Joely revealed: "We spoke of our dear mothers, Connie [Stevens] and Debbie [Reynolds], both of whom have been fragile in the past year and how our roles as daughters had changed. My own belief is that our mutual father, Eddie Fisher, was everything you heard about him: charming, wildly talented, a playboy, a gambler, lost but he gravitated toward the spectacular in wives."
Joely also said she lived out part of her childhood in the house next door to where Reynolds was raising Carrie.
"I adored Mama Debbie -- she was such a character. And I got another sister and a brother in the deal, right there on the beach! Eddie even came to see us all together ... once," Joely said.
She acknowledged that fans feel they have lost "Princess Leia," Carrie's most famous character, but she noted she must live without "my hero, my mentor, my mirror."
"My brother Todd has lost his sister and his mother, whom he has said will lay to rest together," she went on. "There is no universe where these ladies are not due their appropriate pedestals, and both will be memorialized in separate ceremonies in coming weeks. My sister Tricia Leigh and I vow to be whatever our niece Billie needs us to be. We will pick up the saber, use the force ... whatever. We will honor these two magical people who have left the tribe in the way they lived, with grandeur and grace. I want them back but since I know that is not possible, I will soldier on."
In an interview with Good Morning America that aired Thursday, Joely admitted she knew Reynolds couldn't survive without Carrie.
"You could see it in her face," Joely said of Reynolds. "She would not last without [Carrie] on the planet."
"I went back and forth a lot between New York and India and it was hard to fit in. Sometimes I got teased. Teased for what I brought to school for lunch, teased for my name, teased for how I looked. It was really hard when you're growing up and you just want to fit in and be like someone else."
--Padma Lakshmi, on being bullied growing up, to PEOPLE
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Ryan Gosling honors Debbie Reynolds: 'She was an inspiration'
Ryan Gosling says Debbie Reynolds was a major inspiration for the La La Land cast.
The 36-year-old actor paid tribute to the late actress Monday at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala, where La La Land was honored with the Vanguard Award.
"I wish I could have said this in person, but I'd like to thank Debbie Reynolds for her wonderful career of work," Gosling said while accepting the award with La La Land director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz.
"She was an inspiration to us every day," he added. "We watched Singin' in the Rain every day for inspiration. A truly unparalleled talent, so thank you to her for all that inspiration."
Reynolds played Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952) and was also known for Bundle of Joy, How the West Was Won and The Unsinkable Molly Brown. She died at age 84 on Dec. 28, one day after her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, died at age 60.
"Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist," Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, said Monday on Instagram. "There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby."
La La Land, which opened in theaters in December, follows the romance between a jazz pianist (Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone). The film features nods to several Hollywood musicals, including Singin' in the Rain.
"There's something about some of my favorite musicals that they put me in a sort of heightened state where I feel like I'm floating out of the theater rather than walking out," Chazelle told The Hollywood Reporter in November. "I want to capture a little bit of that feeling, but at the same time now have it be a purely escapist movie."
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Gwen Stefani is the new face of Revlon beauty.
The cosmetics company announced in a press release Tuesday that the 47-year-old singer will serve as a global brand ambassador for its "Choose Love" campaign.
"We are thrilled that Gwen Stefani will be representing Revlon as a Global Brand Ambassador," Revlon president Fabian Garcia said in a statement.
"Gwen is a modern-day icon: a Grammy-winning artist, a trendsetter, an entrepreneur and loving mother," he lauded. "The versatility of these accomplishments demonstrates her message of female empowerment, one that strongly resonates across generations of fans."
Stefani will star in Revlon's new "Choose Love" ads, which are slated to debut in late January. She said in a statement that partnering with "an iconic beauty brand such as Revlon felt like a natural fit."
"Ever since I was a young girl, I have used makeup as a form of self-expression. I am passionate about makeup and how it can showcase your individuality and creativity," the star shared. "I am so excited to continue sharing my love of makeup as a Revlon Global Brand Ambassador."
"Love has been a muse for my songwriting," she added. "Revlon's Choose Love message is an important one, and I am very excited for the opportunity to partner with Revlon and continue spreading this message of positivity and love."
Stefani's signature look consists of her platinum blonde hair, cat eye makeup and red lipstick. She partnered with Urban Decay on a colorful limited-edition cosmetics collection in 2015.
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