Thomas Rhett’s Wife Lauren Debuts Baby Bump

Lauren Akins is glowing!

The expectant wife of Thomas Rhett shined on the red carpet for Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Showing off her growing belly in a black off-the-shoulder bump-hugging dress, topped with a red lip.

“hey heyyyyy @iheartradio awards are here and baby bump is OUT,” the mom-to-be captioned an Instagram post.

Akins, 27, was in attendance to support her singer-songwriter husband, who is nominated for country artist of the year and country song of the year for his hit “T-Shirt.”

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Thomas Rhett, 26, and Gregory announced in February that they were expecting a daughter and adopting a child from Africa.

And while obviously the mom-to-be can’t hide the fact that she’s pregnant anymore, she was able to for the Grammys — but it wasn’t easy.

“It was almost impossible to not mention it during interviews on the carpet,” the “Die a Happy Man” crooner told PEOPLE exclusively in February, with Lauren adding, “To say that we’re excited to finally be able to talk about it is an understatement.”

RELATED VIDEO: Thomas Rhett and Wife Lauren Expecting a Baby – and Adopting a Child from Africa

 

His children may not be in his arms quite yet — the couple’s daughter is due in early August — but Thomas Rhett admitted to PEOPLE that his work is already seeing the effect of impending fatherhood.

“Having two kids is already starting to creep into my songwriting,” said the country star. “I just recorded a song for the new record that goes back in time from being 15 years old and knowing Lauren, to signing a record deal, to getting married, and then about to have two children that are under 2 years old.”

Katy Perry Talks Haircut at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Katy Perry stunned on the red carpet at Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards and will bring her latest single “Chained to the Rhythm” to the stage yet again in her first public appearance since she announced her split from Orlando Bloom.

Perry, 32, has been busy promoting the song, also performing at the BRIT Awards in the U.K. and the Grammys in Los Angeles.

She even sported a new ‘do — plus a pantsuit — at the annual show, flaunting her blonde pixie haircut. She initially revealed the hair style in an Instagram post, writing, “I WASNT READY TILL NOW.”

After radio host Elvis Duran remarked on the media scrutiny of her new look, Perry joked, “Well yeah, if you’re going this extreme it should, hello! I’m trying to get more attention.”  She added, “You can just grow it back. Honestly, I tried to take platinum and I had a lot of breakage. I always wanted to have that pixie haircut so I said, ‘Let’s just go for it.’ I want to redefine what it means to be feminine.”

In true Perry fashion, the “Teenage Dream” singer is expected to give a high-energy performance — featuring some small children, if her Saturday Instagram post is any indication.

RELATED LINK: Before the Break: A Look Back at Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s Cutest Photos Together

Just days before the show, Perry took to Twitter to shut down any rumors of a drama-filled breakup.

“HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017!? U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one’s a victim or a villain, get a life y’all,” she tweeted.

“Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time,” both their reps said Tuesday in a statement to PEOPLE.

All seemed to be well in the pair’s relationship as Bloom, 40, celebrated Perry’s 32nd birthday with her in October and the former love birds spent time with each other’s families. Bloom and Perry jetted off on PDA-filled vacations and even went all out for Halloween together.

However, a Perry source recently told PEOPLE that the romance was “never really supposed to be serious.”

“When it first started, she was basically like ‘This will be fun for now,’ ” the source sad. A insider close to Bloom told PEOPLE that the actor was “happy and content” spending time with Perry, but “was not in the mindset to settle down.”

Bloom’s pal said that the relationship had been “shaky” for awhile, adding that there was “nothing dramatic or over the top,” but the stars simply drifted apart.

The Perry source noted that the relationship “just became more and more work to make it work.”

“This really wasn’t a bad breakup for her,” the source said. “[Her split from John Mayer] was a lot harder for her. This just ran its course.”

The pair began dating back in January 2016 with a source telling PEOPLE then that they looked “very happy.” They grew closer throughout the year, and a source told PEOPLE in August: “[Bloom] would love to settle down with Katy and have more kids.”

Jason Wahler’s Baby Will Be a Girl

The Hills star Jason Wahler will soon be the proud father of a baby girl!

The former MTV star revealed Sunday that he and his wife Ashley are expecting a daughter in an adorable reveal video on Instagram.

In the clip, Jason and Ashley stand in front of friends with a giant black balloon.

“Okay, raise of hands, who thought it was a girl?” Ashley asks before the reveal, with a few people in the crowd raising their hands. She then asked who was expecting a boy, with many guests in the crowd raising their hands.

Boy or Girl???

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Jason then takes a moment to thank his friends and family who showed up to his party before holding the black balloon for Ashley to pop. After she pricks it, a shower of pink balloons and confetti fall on the ground.

Wahler is the latest to join the string of alums of the popular MTV reality series that are expecting children. In February, Whitney Port announced her pregnancy. Wahler’s ex, Lauren Conrad, is also expecting her first child with husband William Tell.

RELATED VIDEO: Being Pregnant Does What To You? Moms Talk About Their Pregnancy Surprises

Wahler – who also appeared on Laguna Beach – wed Ashley in 2013 at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California, after getting engaged in November 2012.

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Adele Just Casually Revealed That She’s Married After Keeping Us All Guessing for Months

After months (months!) of keeping us guessing, Adele dropped a hint at the Grammys that she might have tied the knot with longtime partner Simon Konecki. Specifically, by breezily referring to him as her husband during her awards speech. The moment left many of us baffled—”Did she really just say that??”—but Adele kept quiet after. Until Sunday, that is, when during her concert in Brisbane, Australia, she confirmed the rumors.

Adele was chatting about her hit song “Someone Like You” and describing how she’d first shared the track with friends and family when she dropped the bombshell on the audience.

“I could see in their eyes as they were listening to it on their headphones that it reminded them of something or someone,” she said. “That’s what I wanted to remember, how it was I felt at the beginning of the relationship that inspired that record. Because as bad as a break up can be, as bitter and horrible and messy as it can be, that feeling when you first fall for someone is the best feeling on earth, and I am addicted to that feeling. Obviously I can’t go through with those feelings because I’m married now. I’ve found my next person.”

Rumor has it that she and Konecki married in a quiet ceremony sometime in December—and we have to wonder if their 4-year-old, Angelo, was the ringbearer. (Pictures please!) The two of them have also both been spotted wearing wedding bands (major clue, no?). But this is the first time there’s been actual confirmation of the marriage, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for them both.

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Trump wiretap charge flummoxes law enforcement officials as FBI head reportedly asks DOJ to reject claim

President Donald Trump’s allegation on Twitter that former President Barack Obama ordered wiretaps of his phones during the election caught senior federal law enforcement officials completely off-guard, sources close to the matter have told Fox News.

Those sources said that the officials in question had no idea what Trump was talking about when the president made the allegation on social media Saturday morning. The sources also told Fox that Trump did not consult with senior officials who would have been advised of any such wiretapping operations before posting the messages.

Trump claimed in a series of tweets without evidence Saturday that his predecessor had tried to undermine him by tapping the telephones at Trump Tower, the New York skyscraper where Trump based his campaign and transition operations, and maintains a home.

“How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” he tweeted.

Trump’s charge also left many in the White House and Justice Department confused and scrambling over the weekend to find any kind of factual backup for the president’s accusations.

Also Sunday, the New York Times reported that FBI Director James Comey asked the Justice Department to publicly reject Trump’s assertion. According to the Times, Comey argued that Trump’s claim falsely implied that the FBI had broken the law. The Justice Department had not issued any such statement as of Sunday evening. 

Earlier Sunday, Obama’s director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that nothing matching Trump’s claims had taken place.

“Absolutely, I can deny it,” said Clapper, who also said that he had “no knowledge” of a request for a FISA, or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Act, order for a wiretap, which requires at least some evidence of illegal activity.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said without elaborating Sunday that Trump’s instruction to Congress was based on “very troubling” reports “concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election.” Spicer did not respond to inquiries about the reports he cited in announcing the request.

Spicer said the White House wants the congressional committees to “exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.” He said there would be no further comment until the investigations are completed, a statement that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took offense to and likened to autocratic behavior.

“It’s called a wrap-up smear. You make up something. Then you have the press write about it. And then you say, everybody is writing about this charge. It’s a tool of an authoritarian,” Pelosi said.

Spicer’s chief deputy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said she thinks Trump is “going off of information that he’s seen that has led him to believe that this is a very real potential.”

Josh Earnest, who was Obama’s press secretary, said presidents do not have authority to unilaterally order the wiretapping of American citizens, as Trump has alleged was done to him. FBI investigators and Justice Department officials must seek a federal judge’s approval for such a step.

Earnest accused Trump of leveling the allegations to distract from the attention being given to campaign-season contacts by Trump aides with a Russian official, including campaign adviser Jeff Sessions before he resigned from the Senate to become attorney general. The FBI is investigating those contacts, as is Congress.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said in a statement that the panel “will follow the evidence where it leads, and we will continue to be guided by the intelligence and facts as we compile our findings.”

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a statement that the committee “will make inquiries into whether the government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party’s campaign officials or surrogates.”

The committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said Trump was following “a deeply disturbing pattern of distraction, distortion and downright fabrication.”

The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., referred questions to Nunes, while a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said McConnell would not tell the Senate committee how to do its work.

Trump said in the tweets that he had “just found out” about being wiretapped, though it was unclear whether he was referring to having found out through a briefing, a conversation or a media report. The president in the past has tweeted about unsubstantiated and provocative reports he reads on blogs or conservative websites.

Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said Saturday that a “cardinal rule” of the Obama administration was not to interfere in Justice Department investigations, which are supposed to be conducted free of outside or political influence.

Lewis said neither Obama nor any White House official had ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. “Any suggestion otherwise is simply false,” Lewis said.

Trump used a similar approach with his unsupported claims of massive voter fraud that he said caused him to lose the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton. He eventually said he wanted to launch a “major” investigation to find the 3 million to 5 million votes he claims were cast illegally. Congressional leaders were cool to the idea — a costly and time-consuming effort.

Trump has been trailed for months by questions about his campaign’s ties to Russia. Compounding the situation is the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia interfered with the election to help Trump triumph over Hillary Clinton, along with disclosures about his aides’ contacts with a Russian official.

Fox News’ Matt Dean and Serafin Gomez contributed to this report. The Associated Press also contributed to this report.

GOP lawmakers give measured response to Trump’s call for probe of Obama wiretap allegations

President Trump’s accusation that former President Obama tapped his telephones during the 2016 presidential race and Trump’s call Sunday for Capitol Hill investigations into the matter received qualified support from the GOP leaders of Congress’ top Intelligence panels.

California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence committee, gave a pretty clear indication that his panel will look into the matter.

“One of the focus points of the … committee’s investigation is the U.S. government’s response to actions taken by Russian intelligence agents during the presidential campaign,” he said. “As such, the committee will make inquiries into whether the (U.S.) government was conducting surveillance activities on any political party’s campaign officials or surrogates.”

However, North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, the Senate Intelligence committee chairman, offered a more measure and now-familiar response.

“As I’ve said since the beginning and have repeated since, the … committee on Intelligence will follow the evidence where it leads,” he said. “And we will continue to be guided by the intelligence and facts as we compile our findings.”

Obama over his two terms had a strained relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in large part over problems in Ukraine and Syria.

And the issue of whether Russia interfered with the 2016 White House race appeared to start soon after Trump joined the GOP primary in July 2015 and suggested he liked Putin’s strong leadership style, including what he considered Putin’s ability to outmaneuver Obama.

The Russia matter exploded last summer after computers connected to the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton were hacked.

The U.S. intelligence committee concluded that Russia indeed meddled in the race but found no evidence of voter fraud.

Subsequent revelations about people associated with the Trump campaign speaking with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak have led to the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself from any probe into Russian involvement into the U.S. political system, though no proof of wrongdoing has surfaced.

Trump was reportedly furious about Sessions last week recusing him.

And by early Saturday the president had fired off a series of tweets in which he accused Obama of ordering the wiretaps at Trump Tower, his official campaign headquarters, and suggested such an act was tantamount to “McCarthyism” and “Nixon/Watergate.”

“Is it legal for a sitting president to be ‘wire tapping’ a race for president prior to an election?” Trump said the tweets. “How low has President Obama gone to tap (sic) my phones during the very sacred election process.”

Trump based his allegations on a recent Breitbart News story and comments by conservative talk-show host Mark Levin, but has yet to provide his own evidence.

On Sunday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement in part saying such reports are “very troubling” and that Trump wants congressional intelligence committees, as part of their investigations into Russian activity, “to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”

Congressional Democrats, who have called for a special prosecutor into the entire Russian matter, did not support Trump’s wiretap claims.

“For a president of the United States to make such an incendiary charge — and one that discredits our democracy in the eyes of the world — is as destructive as it was baseless,” said California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee.

“If the administration truly believes that President Obama illegally eavesdropped on the Trump campaign and wants our committee to investigate the matter, they should join my call on (FBI) Director James Comey to answer any question put to him that is pertinent to the Russia investigation.”

He spokes at about the same time former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the part of the intelligence community that he oversaw — including the FBI — did not wiretap Trump Tower communications.

Clapper also said he had “no knowledge” of a request for a FISA, or Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Act, order for a wiretap, which requires at least some evidence of illegal activity.

An Obama spokesman on Saturday denied the allegations, saying nobody in the former administration ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen and that “any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”

Arkansas GOP Sen. Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Intelligence committee, suggested Sunday between Trump’s call for congressional investigations and Burr’s statement that the wiretapped allegation would indeed be considered — amid the committee’s larger, Russia-related inquires.

“We’ve already begun an inquiry on the intelligence committee into Russia’s efforts to undermine confidence in our political system,” Cotton told “Fox News Sunday.” “That inquiry is going to be thorough, and we’re going to follow the facts wherever they lead us. And I’m sure that this matter will be a part of that inquiry.”

Cotton also said repeated that he’s so far seen no proof that the Trump campaign successfully conspired with the Russian government to defeat Clinton.

“I’ve seen no evidence,” he said Fox. “And, again, I would just say that media reports have gotten pretty far over their skis over this.”

Fox News’ Serafin Gomez contributed to this report.

 

 

Charts: Future Makes Billboard 200 History With ‘HNDRXX’

Future made Billboard 200 history as the first artist ever to debut two different albums at Number One in consecutive weeks as HNDRXX followed Future to the top spot.

HNDRXX sold 121,000 total copies in its first week – a shade less than Future‘s 140,000 opening week sales – to give the rapper his fifth consecutive Number One album, following Evol, What a Time to Be Alive, DS2 and the self-titled LP.

As Billboard notes, Future is the first artist to top the charts in two consecutive weeks with two different albums since Simon & Garfunkel did it in 1968 with Bookends and The Graduate soundtrack; neither album debuted at Number One, however.

On top of HNDRXX‘s Number One debut, Future only slid one spot to Number Two, making the rapper one of just nine artists to simultaneously occupy the top two spots on the Billboard 200: Prince was the last to do it when, following his April 2016 death, the Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain charged to Number One and Two.

Individually released double LPs like Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I & II and Nelly’s Sweat and Suit also accomplished the feat.

Two other new releases, both in the country music genre, debuted in the Top 10: Powered by the Taylor Swift-penned “Better Man,” Little Big Town’s The Breaker opened up at Number Four and 51,000 total albums. Aaron Watson’s Vaquero bowed in at Number 10.

The rest of the Top 10 was filled with returnees: Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic at Number Three, the Trolls soundtrack at Number Five, Migos’ Culture (Six), the Weeknd’s Starboy (Seven), the Moana soundtrack (Eight) and Big Sean’s I Decided (Nine).

Future’s two-album, two-week reign atop the Billboard 200 will almost assuredly come to an end next week as Ed Sheeran’s Divide is expected to capture Number One.

The Only Artist Who Can Outdo Future Is Future, Officially

Future hitting the top of the charts with the release of his latest album is a triumph, sure. Future hitting the top of the charts with two albums in the same year would’ve been a massive feat, too.

But Future doing both of those things over the course of a single week? That’s game-changing material right there, and he’s now just made Billboard history with this achievement.

Thanks to FUTURE debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and HNDRXX following suit, the rapper is officially the first artist in chart history to top the albums chart with two different albums in two different weeks. FUTURE was the top album in the country according to the March 11 chart, and HNDRXX will sit pretty at No. 1 when the chart is published on March 18.

This also means that Future is the only artist to bounce himself out of the top spot since 1968, and he’ll take up the first and second chart spots on March 18, with HNDRXX on top and FUTURE taking second. He’s basically just set a new standard for recording artists everywhere, in that the only way they can beat his record is to put out two full-length albums a week apart and hope that they dominate in the days following their drops.

The moral of the story? The only artist who can beat Future at his own game is himself.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dances with His Baby Boy, Instagram

Maksim Chmerkovskiy may be paired with Glee alum Heather Morris on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars, but son Shai, 2 months, is making an excellent practice partner!

The pro dancer showed off his moves — and car dodging abilities — while on a stroll with his baby boy, who he welcomed in early January with fellow ballroom master Peta Murgatroyd.

“Been waiting for this for the longest time,” Chmerkovskiy, 37, captioned the cute video taken by his fiancé. “Happy first two months of life, son. Here’s to you dancing happily through the rest of it!”

Another post showed the Mirror Ball champion rocking his new dad gear: a baby carrier that holds his son to his chest.

“Daddy time,” he captioned the photo.

RELATED VIDEO: Maks Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd Show Off Baby Shai’s Adorable Nursery!

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Both first-time parents announced they would return to the ballroom for season 24 of the ABC dance competition soon after their son’s birth.

“It’s been some time. I’m definitely a little bit nervous, but I’m very excited to get back,” confessed Murgatroyd, who previously won season 22 with partner Nyle DiMarco in May 2016, but didn’t participate in season 23 due to her pregnancy.

“You know, I’ve definitely missed the dance floor,” the 30-year-old continued. “And I haven’t been able to defend my title with Nyle, so I want to get back out there!”

But Chmerkovskiy doesn’t plan on letting fiancée regain her title so easily.

“This is the only difficult part about coming back on the show this time, because it will just take time away from being with this dude,” he shared. “But like I said, I just want to make her coming back and winning as difficult as possible!”

Dancing with the Stars premieres March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.