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THIS WEEK’S BIGGEST HEADLINES:
- Australian pop star KYLIE MINOGUE won her legal battle against reality star/business mogul KYLIE JENNER over whether Jenner had the right to trademark the name “Kylie”. Minogue’s attorneys argued the 48 year-old singer is an “internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian, and breast cancer activist known worldwide simply as ‘Kylie’” since her self-titled debut album was released in 1988 while 19 year-old Jenner is “just a secondary reality television personality” and does not deserve to monopolize the name. Jenner, who reportedly oversees several business ventures including her beauty empire known as Kylie Cosmetics, has already filed an appeal.
- Despite recently claiming she was not adopting more children, pop star MADONNA has in fact done just that. Malawi’s judiciary spokesperson confirmed the High Court in Malawi confirmed the adoption order for the singer to become the adoptive parent of 4 ½ year-old twin girls from the country. Madonna and her lawyer appeared in court for the official proceedings, along with the two girls – Stelle and Estere - and their biological father and uncle, who witnessed the adoption. According to reports, the girls’ biological mother died a week after she delivered the twins and the girls were looked after by their grandmother for a time until she could no longer provide for them at which point they were taken to an orphanage. Madonna also has two biological children – 20 year-old daughter Lourdes, from a previous relationship with CARLOS LEON, and 16 year-old son Rocco, from her previous marriage to director GUY RITCHIE - and two other adopted children – 11 year-old son David Banda and daughter Mercy James, both of whom also were from Malawi.
- Less than 2 weeks after a judge granted actress PAULA PATTON a restraining order against her ex-husband, singer ROBIN THICKE, as well as temporary sole custody of their son following her allegations that he had been abusive toward the boy, it seems the pair have called a partial truce and Patton has allowed Thicke to resume spending time with their son, Julian. The singer formally requested to be allowed by the court to see his son without a monitor but was denied.
- A leak of hacked emails revealed former soccer star/frequent model DAVID BECKHAM allegedly participated in certain charity events as a means to knighthood. The emails also contain rude comments about other celebrities who have received higher honors from QUEEN ELIZABETH II than Beckham has, including Welsh opera singer KATHERINE JENKINS. Beckham has claimed the emails were doctored.
Singer/actress LADY GAGA is reportedly dating her talent agent, CHRISTIAN CARINO.
Actress MAGGIE GRACE is engaged to BRENT BUSHNELL, the founder of an engineering entertainment firm called Two Bit Circus. It is unclear how long the couple have been together but they did note they plan on getting married later this year… Singer/“The Voice” season 3 winner CASSADEE POPE is engaged to RIAN DAWSON, the drummer from the band All Time Low. The couple have been dating for seven years.
Singer/actress JENNIFER LOPEZ and rapper DRAKE have split up after just two months of dating. According to a source, their relationship “died down a bit” and they are done “for now”. Those same sources have hinted the pair will likely reunite again though, when Drake returns to LA next month after he wraps up his European tour… Actors CHRIS EVANS and JENNY SLATE have broken up after less than a year of dating… “Dancing with the Stars” pro dancer VAL CHMERKOVSKIY and model/tv personality AMBER ROSE have broken up after dating for five months.
Actor GEORGE CLOONEY and his lawyer wife AMAL CLOONEY announced they are expecting twins in June. The twins will be the first children for the couple… Dating actors ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELY and JASON STATHAM are reportedly expecting their first child together… “Counting On” star JESSA DUGGAR SEEWALD and her husband BEN SEEWALD welcomed their second child together, a boy, whose name has yet to be decided. The couple also are the parents of 15 month-old son Spurgeon.
Actor RICHARD HATCH, who starred as Apollo in both the original “Battlestar Gallactica” tv series and the mid-2000’s reboot, died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71… Arcade entertainment pioneer MASAYA NAKAMURA, who founded the giant gaming company Namco and pioneered the ‘80s video game “Pac-Man”, died of unspecified cause. He was 91.
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