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Published: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 7:25 PM
MALIBU, Calif. — Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx have been photographed for the first time as a couple after they were spotted together enjoying some fun in the sun over Labor Day weekend.
Photos of the couple together on the beach in Malibu, California, were posted on TMZ Wednesday. Rumors of a relationship have surfaced since 2013, the year after Holmes split from ex-husband Tom Cruise. Foxx, 49, and Holmes, 38, have been tight-lipped about the relationship, but a source told E! News that the two spent the holiday weekend at a friend’s home in Southern California.
“Katie and Jamie were holding hands” and “drinking together,” the source told E! News. “They went in the water and were splashing around, flirting and getting close.”
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:20 PM
LOS ANGELES — Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are parents of three. The TV personality and rapper welcomed a baby girl Monday via surrogate. The couple, married in 2014, are already parents to daughter North, 4, and son Saint, 2.
Kardashian West confirmed the news on her official website.
“Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. 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. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister.”
The baby was born Jan. 15 at 12:47 a.m. PT and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Kardashian West said.
Reports emerged in July that the celebrity pair hired a surrogate to carry their third child. By September, Kardashian West confirmed the news and later revealed to Ellen DeGeneres that they were having a baby girl.
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 5:01 PM
MIAMI — Enrique Iglesias is taking a break from his ulta-private life to share the first photo of one of his twins with the world, and so is his rumored wife, retired tennis star Anna Kournikova.
E! News reported that the singer, who welcomed twins with Kournikova in December, shared the first photo of himself snuggling one of the babies on social media on Instagram with the caption, “My Sunshine.”
Kournivoca posted a similar photo an hour later on her Instagram page with the same caption. In the image, she cradles one of her babies in her hands and gives a kiss.
The couple kept Kournikova’s pregnancy a secret from the public for the duration until they welcomed the babies, a boy and a girl, late last year. According to TMZ, the twins were reportedly named Nicholas and Lucy.
Iglesias and Kournikova started dating in 2001 when the retired tennis star appeared as his love interest in the music video for his hit single “Escape.”
Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:41 AM
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Edwin Hawkins, the gospel singer best-known for the song “Oh Happy Day,” has died at age 74.
The New York Times reported that Hawkins’ publicist, Bill Carpenter, said the musician died of pancreatic cancer in Pleasanton, California.
Hawkins brought gospel music to the mainstream when “Oh Happy Day” reached No. 4 on the Billboard pop chart and No. 2 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1969.
The 18th-century hymn was given an infectious new arrangement and released on “Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord,” an album by Northern California State Youth Choir, a group put together by Hawkins and friend Betty Watson, to raise money to travel to Southern California for a gospel competition.
The Modesto Bee reported in a 2008 profile of Hawkins that the song took a life of its own when an underground radio DJ in San Francisco played it.
“It was recorded on a friend’s little two-track machine,” Hawkins told The Modesto Bee. “It was never intended for commercial purposes at all.”
The song earned the youth choir -- renamed the Edwin Hawkins Singers -- their first Grammy. It got the award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970.
“Oh Happy Day” went on to be recorded by artists across multiple genres, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis and Glen Campbell, The Associated Press reported.
The song saw a resurgence decades later when used in the 1993 Whoopi Goldberg comedy “Sister Act 2.”
Published: Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 2:06 PM
LONDON — Fast Eddie Clarke, a former member of the British rock band Motorhead, has died at age 67.
The New York Times reported that the death of the guitarist in the best-known lineup of the band was confirmed by manager Todd Singerman.
Clarke was being treated for pneumonia in a London hospital Wednesday when he died.
“We are devastated to pass on the news we only just heard ourselves earlier tonight...Edward Allan Clarke - or as we all know and love him Fast Eddie Clarke - passed away peacefully yesterday,” a post on the Motorhead Facebook page said. “Ted Carroll (who formed Chiswick Records) made the sad announcement via his FB page, having heard from Doug Smith that Fast Eddie passed peacefully in hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia.”
Past members of the band reacted to the news, as did Metallica co-founder Lars Ulrich and others in the rock music community.
“Just heard the sad news that fast Eddie Clarke has passed away,” Phil Campbell, who was the guitarist in Motorhead from 1984 to 2015, said in a statement. “Such a shock, he will be remembered for his iconic riffs and was a true rock n roller. RIP Eddie.”
“Thank you for the riffs. Thank you for the solos. Thank you for the attitude. Thank you for being in the coolest band,” Ulrich said on Twitter Thursday. “Thank you for inspiring me to go down the same path.”
Thank you for the riffs.— Lars Ulrich (@larsulrich) January 11, 2018
Thank you for the solos.
Thank you for the attitude.
Thank you for being in the coolest band.
Thank you for inspiring me to go down the same path.#rip #fasteddie #motorhead pic.twitter.com/wZGBoqEyXS
Clarke was the last living member of the band’s original lineup, which was pointed out in a statement from Mikkey Dee, who was a drummer for Motorhead from 1992 to 2015 and is currently a drummer for the German rock band Scorpions.
“This is terrible news, the last of the three amigos. I saw Eddie not too long ago and he was in great shape, so this is a complete shock,” Dee said. “Me and Eddie always hit it off great. I was looking forward to seeing him in the U.K. this summer when we come around with the Scorps…now Lem and Philthy can jam with Eddie again, and if you listen carefully I’m sure you’ll hear them, so watch out!!! My thoughts go out to Eddie's family and close ones.”
Clarke, born Edward Allen Clark, joined the first iteration of Motorhead in 1976 with bassist Lemmy, whose real name was Ian Fraser Kilmister, and drummer Phil Taylor. Taylor died in November 2015 at age 61, Kimlister died at age 70 in December 2015.
After leaving Motorhead, he formed the hard rock group Fastway in 1983. The group issued its condolences on Twitter.
“We have lost a legend,” Fastway said in a tweet Thursday. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.”
All of us at Fastway HQ are absolutely heartbroken to have to post this - we have lost a legend.— Fastway (@FastwayOfficial) January 11, 2018
Our thoughts are with his family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
RIP Fast Eddie pic.twitter.com/d1itpOG0xG