Kaitlyn Bristowe is putting her family plan in place.
The former Bachelorette is freezing her eggs, according to an Instagram post by her fiancé Shawn Booth on Friday.
“Always impressed by her strength & courage, but even more so after these past few weeks!” he wrote in the caption of the photo which featured his thumbs up and Bristowe’s head in his lap, sleeping. “Very proud of her taking control of our future and continuing to empower others! #ovaeggfreezing.”
Bristowe, 31, also answered a fan’s question on Twitter on March 10, when asked what caused her to freeze her eggs. She responded: “I’m taking control of my future! As a woman there’s always pressure to have babies, and this puts my mind at ease for when IM ready.”
I’m taking control of my future! As a woman there’s always pressure to have babies, and this puts my mind at ease for when IM ready. https://t.co/xPp5rF1OFV
— Kaitlyn Bristowe (@kaitlynbristowe) March 10, 2017
She isn’t the only one to have frozen her eggs. Bachelor in Paradise star Carly Wadd, who is currently engaged to Evan Bass, went through the process one year ago.
“I had a lot of hormonal problems for years and years and years,” she shared on Instagram. “Five years ago, they told me they didn’t think that I could have kids…Now I don’t have to worry about that anymore and now I have the best backup plan in the entire world.”
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Booth and Bristowe are not in any rush to get married, much less have kids right away, they told PEOPLE in an interview in February.
“The pressure doesn’t get to us at all,” Booth said of marriage. “We only knew each other for ten weeks before I proposed. We’re both normal people and the most normal thing we can do is wait.”
Adds his bride-to-be: “We’re living together, we’re enjoying being engaged. When we start to plan, we’ll let everybody know!”
Bill Murray is not hiding his proud papa bear status.
The actor’s son is an assistant coach for Xavier University’s basketball team, and Murray was in the stands Thursday cheering them on as they played Maryland in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Murray, 66, was once again the star of various social media reactions and attention, who commented on his passionate reactions during the game.
When Bill Murray is happy, it’s a beautiful thing. It doesn’t even matter what he’s happy about. [the basketball team his son coaches won] pic.twitter.com/Ci24JXc4Sf
— Mike Gibbs (@Mikeggibbs) March 17, 2017
After their 76-65 win, the Musketeers will take on Florida State University on Saturday for a big second round match up.
Murray has long been a supporter of Xavier University’s basketball team. Last year, his sad reaction to their loss during the second tournament round caught attention.
He told ESPN in 2016 that he gets emotional about things his children are involved in.
“As you’re a parent you’re really proud when you think they might be able to earn their own living, that’s the first flood of emotion that hit me,” Murray told ESPN of his son’s job. “Then, after that, I thought, that I still had two years of eligibility left.”
Said Luke, “We banter about Xavier basketball, a lot.”
Blac Chyna‘s romance with Rob Kardashian may be over, but the reality star is happy and keeping busy with her business ventures.
Last month, PEOPLE confirmed that Chyna, 28, and Kardashian, 30, called off their engagement and broke up after being together for a year, which was filled with lots of ups and downs, including the birth of their daughter Dream Renée in November.
Although a second season of their E! reality show Rob & Chyna — which reportedly premiered with over 2 million viewers before settling at a season average closer to 1 million — was picked up in December, production is currently at a stand still.
“We haven’t gone into production of the second season yet. It hasn’t been determined how we’re moving forward,” a source close to Chyna and Kardashian tells PEOPLE.
But although the series is not currently filming, the source says, “A lot would have to be undone for it not to still be on.”
Since the couple’s breakup in February, the duo has been splitting their time caring for Dream, as well as focusing on bettering themselves, including filming KUWTK, hitting the gym and getting into shape.
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“She’s great. She’s just working. There’s a lot of opportunities out there and she’s growing,” the source says about Chyna. “There’s a little extra on her plate now with Dream, but it isn’t as life changing as when she had King.”
The source adds: “Her business is booming and she says she’s happy. She’s been filming for Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Dream is on it and she’s in some of those scenes.”
Though a second source previously told PEOPLE that Kardashian is preparing for a custody battle with Chyna and “expects things to get ugly” as she “wants full custody with Rob only getting visitations,” Chyna put their differences aside and wished her former fiancé a happy 30th birthday on Friday.
“Happy birthday @robkardashian,” she captioned a smiling photo of the two from happier times.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!
The Weeknd and Selena Gomez continued their sweet visit to his hometown of Toronto on Thursday, holding hands and sharing a smooch as they casually walked around the Canadian city.
The pair’s budding romance was on full display as they strolled, with Gomez in a casual black sweatshirt and robe-like gray overcoat, and the Weeknd in a heavy winter jacket and all black.
Just one day earlier, Gomez, 24, and the singer, 27, reportedly went on a movie date – and had the theater all to themselves, according to Canada’s etalk.
Etalk reported that an assistant visited the theater earlier in the day to rent out the entire 9:45 p.m. screening of the hit horror film Get Out. An eyewitness told the outlet that the Weeknd and Gomez sipped gin and tonics and treated themselves to popcorn.
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“They’re doing great together,” a Gomez source told PEOPLE earlier this month. “Abel [Tesfaye, the Weeknd’s real name] treats Selena really well and he makes her very happy.”
Of the pair’s shows of PDA as Gomez jets around the world to support the singer’s tour, the source said, “They’re not shy about showing affection in public, and that’s not how she usually is.”
The insider added, “She’s pretty private about relationships, but she really likes him and doesn’t feel the need to hide it.”
Tori Spelling has her very own adorable little leprechaun.
The mother of five celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Friday with her newborn son Beau Dean. “It’s #BabyBeau’s 1st Holiday! He’s rocking the shamrock green for #stpatricksday,” Spelling, 43, captioned an Instagram photo of her 15-day-old baby boy in a green onesie.
The 90210 alum and husband of 10 years Dean McDermott welcomed their fifth child together on March 2.
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“We are over the moon in love with baby Beau. He is a true blessing and his brothers and sisters were overjoyed to meet him! We are all truly grateful for our big beautiful and healthy family,” Spelling exclusively told PEOPLE earlier this month.
Spelling and McDermott are also parents to Finn, 4½, Hattie, 5, Stella, 8½, and Liam, 9½. McDermott, 50, also has an 18-year-old son named Jack from his previous marriage.
The former reality star couple revealed their baby news exclusively to PEOPLE in October.
Not just for Maren Morris’ Grammy-winning single “My Church,” but for every other stellar achievement of the past year that has kept country fans coming back for more.
All the standout tunes, trends and triumphs of last year are showcased in a new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit titled American Currents (The Music of 2016) — which opened Friday — and many of its subjects turned up at a preview event on Tuesday to see for themselves what they have accomplished.
What they saw in the hallowed Nashville museum is an amalgam that proves the diversity, strength and depth of the genre.
Superstars are on abundant display: There’s Jason Aldean’s ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year.
Nearby is pair of dazzling pink stiletto pumps adorned with a small holstered pistol – a fashion statement that only ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert could pull off.Florida Georgia Line is well represented with the racing gear worn in the video for their 2016 chart-topper “May We All.”
Rising feminine forces also hold sway: Two flowing gowns that Kelsea Ballerini donned in her “Peter Pan” video pay homage to the Tennessee native’s banner year. The dress Morris wore when she performed “My Church” at the CMA Awards is also on view. A battered guitar featured in the display case of Margo Price testifies to country’s unbroken lineage: It was given to her by great-uncle Bobby Fischer, a songwriter whose work has been recorded by George Jones, Reba McEntire and Conway Twitty.
Several newbies on the scene are paired with icons to reflect country’s continuity amid the innovation. One display, for instance, draws a direct line between Tammy Wynette’s classic “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and RaeLynn’s child-of-divorce tearjerker “Love Triangle.” Another display highlights the California connections between twangers Jon Pardi and Buck Owens. Echoes of McEntire can be heard in the dexterous voice of Mickey Guyton, and the two women’s gowns stand side by side in yet another case.
Guyton, 33, was among the artists who gathered for the preview, and the pairing was a complete shock. “When I walked in, I didn’t expect me to be sitting next to Reba McEntire,” she said. “I had no clue. I was, like, holy s—!” (She allowed those standing nearby to finish her thought.)
Seeing the display was especially emotional for Guyton, who recently lost her grandmother, the family member who introduced her to “all these amazing country artists.”
Brett Eldredge, whose chart-topping year earned an exhibit nod, also had a beloved grandparent on his mind as he took in the display. His grandfather was the first to introduce the museum to Eldredge when he was a boy.
“He was in a wheelchair at the time,” Eldredge, 30, recalled. “He’d just had surgery or something, and I pushed him through the whole Country Music Hall of Fame. There’s a picture of me jumping up and clicking my heels, like I was just loving it. … To walk through and share that experience with him and now having an actual exhibit in here, I’m wishing I could show this [to him] now.”
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Price also remembered another museum visit – though it was anything but momentous. Just three years ago, she was holding a cocktail tray at a gala event celebrating the museum’s expansion.
“I was standing right here, and I was serving drinks to everybody,” Price, 33, said as she answered reporters’ questions in the museum’s expansive lobby.
Back then, she said, she wouldn’t have allowed herself to dream of a museum-worthy career: “I’m a pessimist,” she said. “I don’t want to set any expectations too high.”
But after a year that exceeded her wildest dreams, Price declared her museum display “the cherry on top.”
The Hacksaw Ridgedirector, who made headlines back in 2006 for going on a drunken anti-semitic rant, has been quietly working with a charity that helps Holocaust survivors.
Zane Buzby, the founder of the Survivor Mitzvah Project, recently told Extra that her charity helps “bring emergency aid to Holocaust survivors in Eastern Europe who are in desperate need of food, medicine, heat and shelter and we always bring them friendship and hope.”
She adds, “The goal of the Survivor Mitzvah Project is to make sure that no Holocaust survivor who has endured the darkest days of human history will ever be hungry again or suffer or be forgotten or neglected.”
Gibson quickly responded to the mission of the Survivor Mitzvah Project after the charity approached him to see if he’d like to get involved.
“He has been an avid supporter of this organization for a few years now and doesn’t just write a check,” says a source.
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“He has been to the office and personally learned about the mission and the people helped on an ongoing basis. He’s also helped raise additional funds by getting others involved. Mel feels great compassion for what this organization does. And he doesn’t publicly promote most of his philanthropy but quietly helps out.”
As for the director’s contribution, Buzby said, “Mel Gibson is helping Holocaust survivors in eight countries, it’s remarkable. I have a great respect for people who turn their lives around, and I think that everyone makes mistakes in life, and I think the real proof of what kind of human being you are is what you do with that mistake. He’s educated himself. He’s done philanthropic work now, and I think that actions speak very loudly … and his actions have helped a lot of people.”
Gibson has enjoyed a banner year, making appearances at award shows where his film received a bevy of nominations. Sources previously told PEOPLE that he has worked hard to turn his life around.
“Mel has showed some remorse over his past behavior,” said a Gibson source. “Mel wants to be remembered for his work. He has worked on his issues and has definitely shaped up.”
Josh and his wife Anna Duggar announced in a blog post on the Duggar family website on Friday that they are expecting a fifth child — a baby boy due later this year.
“For nearly the last two years, we have quietly worked to save our marriage, focus on our children, and rebuild our lives together as a family. Doing so is never easy after a breach of trust,” the blog post begins.
“We’ve learned that a life of faith and rebuilding a life together is simply done one day at a time,” the post continues.
“As we continue our journey as a family and rebuild our lives, we are delighted to share with you that we are expecting a new baby boy later this year. Beauty comes from ashes and we cannot wait to see and kiss the face of this sweet new boy!” Josh and Anna signed the post.
Josh, 29, has kept a low profile after returning home from rehab following two personal scandals in 2015. Duggar checked into a faith-based rehab facility in Rockford, Illinois, in August 2015 following a series of scandals, including his public confession to being addicted to pornography and being unfaithful to his wife Anna, which came three months after a 2006 police report surfaced that revealed that Josh had been accused of inappropriately touching five underage girls as a teen. He completed his stint in rehab in March 2016.
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Josh and Anna went on to celebrate their eight-year wedding anniversary in September. “Happy Anniversary, Josh and Anna,” the Duggar family wrote alongside a photo of the two on Facebook. “We are so thankful for God’s redemptive love in your lives.”
Early this month, parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar celebrated their oldest son Josh’s 29th birthday with a sweet family photo, which featured Josh and Anna and the couple’s four children: Mackynzie, 7, Michael, 5, Marcus, 3, and Meredith, 19 months.
DWTS returns Monday, and pro dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy jokes he has a secret weapon on hand: 10-week-old baby Shai!
“It’s not fair because Peta exploits the baby and I don’t!” Chmerkovskiy, 37, jokes to PEOPLE about fiancée Peta Murgatroyd, who recently introduced baby Shai to her partner Nick Viall and his own fiancée, Vanessa Grimaldi. The new father was out celebrating Swiffer’s 18th birthday at Midtown Loft on Thursday.
He continued, “Listen, when this thing gets heated, and I need to pull out my secret weapon, I’m going to roll up to rehearsal with a baby in a harness. You know, look sexy as hell.”
Laughing, Chmerkovskiy dialed back his strategy.
“I’m joking! I’m not planning on that,” he said. “I’ve also told her, we just spoke about this, we’re trying to keep him to ourselves.”
Chmerkovskiy fondly recalls quiet moments in his first two months of fatherhood. Though he says he is an EDM and hip-hop fan, Chmerkovskiy chose a more classic tune for baby Shai’s first song: Frank Sinatra‘s version of “I Only Have Eyes For You.”
“When they left us to ourselves, I sat down, I played this song and I just started bawling crying,” Chmerkovskiy shares about the couple’s intimate moment with their son in the hospital following Shai’s delivery.
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Along with keeping music humming, Chmerkovskiy adds there’s a lot of dancing in their household!
“If I keep moving with him, well maybe he won’t be a dancer, but he definitely will be okay with motion sickness!” he said. “I just feel like the music you play around the child, the way you speak to each other around the baby, the way you speak to the baby, I think all of those things will definitely have a residual effect.”
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And what is he most proud of in these first couple months?
“I think I’m proud of Peta and me, and the way this whole thing is rolling out. We were in bed a couple of days ago, and just laying there, I was like, I’m literally living out my dream.”
Dancing with the Stars premieres March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
We get it: You want to cook more healthy meals at home, but dread all the prep work. Chopping, dicing, toasting, and roasting can take a lot of time. To help speed up the process (while still achieving the same delicious results), we reached out to culinary stars to find out what gadgets they use in their personal kitchens to infuse fresh flavors into their meals with ease. Here, four cook-light gadgets every kitchen needs, according to these top chefs.
This spiralizer is a staple in the kitchen of Seamus Mullen, chef and owner of Tertulia and El Colmado in New York City and author of Real Food Heals (out August 2017). The spiralizer comes with three blades that let you transform veggies into a variety of noodle shapes.
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32-Ounce Mason Jars
“They are great for everything from making overnight oats to taking your smoothie to go,” says Manuel Trevino, corporate executive chef of By Chloe in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles.
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Cuisinart Coffee Grinder
Use it to grind your own whole spices for brighter flavors, and you won’t need salt, says Brad Farmerie, executive chef of the New York City restaurants Saxon & Parole and Michelin-starred Public.
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The gadget helps you add healthy flavors. “It evenly minces garlic and ginger and zests citrus quickly,” says Ali LaRaia, chef and cofounder of The Sosta in New York City.