Celebrity Scoop – 07/12/2018

by Gino on July 12, 2018

in Celebrity Scoop

CARDI B AND OFFSET WELCOME DAUGHTER – (07/12/2018)

Cardi B and Offset have welcomed their daughter, Kulture. According to TMZ, Cardi gave birth to Kulture Kiari Cephus, with Offset by her side on Tuesday (July 10th) at an Atlanta hospital. Cardi announced the baby’s arrival on Instagram Wednesday (July 11th), uploading a photo of a maternity photo with the caption, “Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18🎀🌸 @offsetyrn.” 

In other news, according to The Blast, Nicki Minaj sent Cardi and Offset a $5,000 gift basket. Petit Trésor, an upscale baby boutique in West Hollywood said that Nicki purchased the basket moments after the birth announcement was made. The store was reportedly told to make the basket “as girly as possible,” including luxury seasonal clothing, dolls, stuffed animals and a sterling silver rattle. The basket was shipped and delivered by end of day Wednesday (July 11th). 

HAILEY BALDWIN BUYS JUSTIN BIEBER HIS OWN ENGAGEMENT RING – (07/12/2018)

Hailey Baldwin has taken Justin Bieber to the jewelers after she received a stunning engagement ring of her own.

According to The Blast, the couple headed to Pristine Jewelers so that Hailey’s ring could be re-sized and she could purchase something special for Justin.

Hailey reportedly bought Justin his own engagement ring – diamond encrusted ring with the initials, “JB” – as well as another custom made diamond ring for herself with the word, “Baby.”

Justin is said to have also purchased a 33 carat diamond encrusted Patek Philippe watch for himself.

ARIANA GRANDE POSTS CRYPTIC THANK YOU NOTE TO MADONNA; TALKS LIFE AFTER MANCHESTER BOMBINGS – (07/12/2018)

Ariana Grande posted a picture Wednesday with Madonna, someone Grande has consistently cited as an inspiration and mentor. The caption on the photo read “thank you @madonna… u know why,” with a heart emoji and an emoji of the Golden Gate Bridge – an emoji Grande has used often when posting about her new music.

This is not the first time the two hitmakers have met – Grande joined Madonna onstage in Miami during her Rebel Heart Tour and also performed at Madonna’s 2016 charity event at Art Basel in Miami.

The picture excited Grande’s fans and also sparked curiosity as to why the picture was posted now, and whether the pic is from a prior event or was taken recently. Grande has been finishing up her upcoming studio album Sweetener, due August 17th, and fans were quick to hope that a Madonna collaboration will be on the album.

Meanwhile, Ariana has gotten candid about last year’s terrorist attack during her concert in Manchester, which took the lives of 22 people.

“When I got home from tour, I had really wild dizzy spells, this feeling like I couldn’t breathe,” she revealed to ELLE Magazine during her recent cover interview. “I would be in a good mood, fine and happy, and they would hit me out of nowhere. I’ve always had anxiety, but it had never been physical before. There were a couple of months straight where I felt so upside down.”

That feeling is what fueled the marketing campaign behind her upcoming album Sweetener, in which everything is flipped upside down. Though the full record is the result of her processing the trauma, one song in particular addresses her anxiety.

“It’s all the voices in my head talking to one another,” she says of “Get Well Soon,” which was co-written by Pharrell Williams.

“You hear about these things. You see it on the news, you tweet a hashtag. It’s happened before, and it’ll happen again,” she says. “It makes you sad, you think about it for a little, and then people move on. But experiencing something like that firsthand, you think of everything different.”

And lucky enough to score a ticket for Ariana’s the Amazon Music Unboxing concert in New York City were in for a treat when she performed “The Light Is Coming” for just the second time.

Grande performed a 10-song set which featured the hits “No Tears Left to Cry” and “Dangerous Woman” and streamed live on Amazon and Twitch.

The Nicki Minaj-assisted “The Light Is Coming” dropped June 20th.

KYLIE JENNER COVERS ‘FORBES’ RICHEST SELF-MADE WOMEN ISSUE – (07/12/2018)

The 20-year-old Kylie Jenner is on her way to becoming one of the richest, most successful and youngest entrepreneurs in the country. Jenner covers Forbes’ “Richest Self-Made Women” issue, landing at No. 27 in their tally. 

Since founding Kylie Cosmetics in February of 2016, her company has earned more than $630 million in revenue. (She is the sole owner). And by leveraging her massive social media following (110 million on Instagram, 25.6 million on Twitter), she has amassed a fortune worth $900 million. 

“The most successful women entrepreneurs in the country are increasingly taking advantage of technology, including social media, to help them launch and grow businesses,” editor Luisa Kroll says. “That’s one reason why we’ve seen a notable influx of Instagram-savvy moguls like 20-year-old Kylie Jenner in the ranks of America’s richest self-made women.”

The combined net worth of this issue’s crop is worth $71 billion, 15% more than last year’s. The minimum required for entrée on the list is $320 million. Jenner is the youngest to be featured. Other top-earners include Oprah Winfrey (No. 6, $3.1 billion), Sheryl Sandberg (No. 12, $1.55 billion), Tory Burch (No. 29, $800 million), Madonna (No. 36, $590 million), Donna Karan (No. 43, $470 million), Céline Dion (No. 46, $430 million), Judy Sheindlin (No. 48, $400 million), Barbra Streisand (No. 48, $400 million), Beyoncé (No. 53, $355 million), Kim Kardashian (No. 54, $350 million) and Taylor Swift (No. 60, $320 million).

FAST FACTS:

  • Jenner is the most profitable member of her notably profit-makin’ family. If she stays on-course, she will surpass Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg as the youngest self-made billionaire, male or female. 
  • In addition to Kylie Cosmetics, Jenner earns money from product endorsements (including Fit Tea Wraps), Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Kendall + Kylie clothing. 
  • Jenner credits her success to social media. “Social media is an amazing platform,” she says in the Forbes cover story. “I have such easy access to my fans and my customers.”

DJ KHALED TEASES NEW MUSIC WITH JUSTIN BIEBER – (07/12/2018)

DJ Khaled and Justin Bieber’s last summer anthem, “I’m The One,” was a huge hit and now the producer says their latest one will be “one of the biggest anthems.”

Khaled appeared on Conan Tuesday night where he officially spilled the beans on a new collab he’s dropping soon with newly engaged Justin Bieber.

DJ Khaled says if his son Asahd likes a track, then it’ll be a hit. Apparently, his executive producer son loved this new track with Bieber, and if it’s anything like their last collab, it looks like Khaled will have predicted right.

During the same episode, he also announced he is dropping a soap line. “I’ma make my own soap. So I’m here to announce today – and this is crazy that we’re talking about this – that I’m going to make my own soap,” he said. “Let me ask the fans: if you go to the store and you see another soap and my soap, which one are you going to get?”

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