Blue Ivy made her public debut!
New parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z took their 7-week-old daughter to lunch at Sant Ambroeus in New York City’s West Village on Saturday (February 25). The Bootylicious singer, 30, held her newborn close wrapped up in a blanket.
On Monday, we spotted the megastar couple catching ‘Linsanity’ at the New Jersey Nets vs. New York Knicks basketball game at Madison Square Garden.
Earlier this month, the R&B royal couple unveiled the first pics of their beautiful newborn daughter, opting to post intimate family shots on Tumblr rather than selling them to the highest bidder.
“We welcome you to share in our joy. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this beautiful time in our lives, The Carter family,” the power couple wrote.
Photos: Splash News/FameFlynet
Source: Beyoncé & Jay-Z: Lunch With Baby Blue
It didn’t take long after the National Enquirer published a pic of Whitney Houston’s open casket for the backlash to come fast and hard. And it’s not just the tabloid taking the heat. Whigham Funeral Home CEO Carolyn Whigham said she’s received threatening emails, accusing her and her staff of selling the pic, a charge she vehemently denied to the New York Daily News.
“Whitney was a friend,” she told the paper. “I’m the one who flew to Los Angeles and got Whitney from the coroner’s office. I did everything to protect her.” That included having security guard the casket at all times, except when the family had a private viewing, she explained. And even if she weren’t personal friends with the Houston family, Whigham’s other argument for not selling the photo makes a whole lot of sense to us: I’ve been in business since 1943. This is my name, my character. Honestly, this is my life’s work. We would never do something like this.”
She also called the Enquirer’s claims that Whitney was buried with $500,000 of jewelry “crazy” and untrue.
The casket pic is nothing new for the tabloid; check out this interesting review of the Enquirer’s other gruesome post-mortems.
So who did leak the photo? Was it an act of revenge by Bobby Brown after that seating arrangement scuffle? A distant family member looking to cash in? Share your theories in the comments.
[Photos: Getty Images]
Source: Whitney Houston Casket Photo Wasn’t Leaked By Funeral Home, Director Says
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Prepping for the Oscars will be a family affair for actress Michelle Williams, who is up for the Best Actress award at this weekend’s show. The My Week With Marilyn star’s friend Busy Philipps tells E! that their daughters will be helping them get ready for their big night out.
“Both of our daughters will be around, that’s always a little chaotic,” says the Cougar Town star, who is mom to Birdie. “The little girls like to see their moms get dressed up and then they don’t want us to leave.”
While the pair are off rubbing elbows with some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, Birdie and Michelle’s daughter Matilda, 6, will be having a party of their own at home.
“Matilda’s got all her family with her and my daughter will be with them and my husband,” Busy says. “So I think they’re going to be together. We’ll have them have a little playdate. So cute.”
Photos: Bauer Griffin
Source: Matilda Will Help Michelle Williams Get Oscar-Ready
Is Lady Gaga, 25, ready to take a break from her successful singing career to settle down into the role of mother? Apparently, the pop star is ready to take that momentous step into parenthood and start a family with her boyfriend Taylor Kinney, 30.
“For the first time in her life, Gaga has babies on the brain,” an insider source reveals to Star magazine “Gaga knows that Taylor is The One, and she wants children with him as soon as possible.”
The source explains that Lady Gaga – who met Taylor last year when they worked on her You and I music video – has “told her friends and family that it’s going to happen within a year.”
“She’s been thinking of baby names, but is keeping them a secret,” they source adds. “And she brags to everyone about how beautiful their children will be because Taylor is so gorgeous.”
Source: Is Lady Gaga Ready For Motherhood?