Can you feel the heat?
The drama that takes place in Hollywood always keeps us entertained but the start of 2019 has proven to be one for the books. Everything from billboard charts, the announcement of another Kardashian baby, cheating scandals, birthday parties, reunions, engagements, and TV drama have all been keeping me on my toes these last couple months, and I can't wait for more.
1. Ariana Grande dropped "thank u, next" and scored 3 top songs on Billboard, something that hasn't been done since the Beetles
Ari has really been throwing out some bangers. The pop star's fifth album "Sweetener" is headed for No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart. Her "Thank U, Next" album has her sitting at the top of the charts, according to Billboard. The artist is sitting pretty with 3 top songs on Billboard, something that hasn't been done since the Beetles and to top it off she just became the most followed individual on Instagram. Whoa, girl.
She made us all go wild with her subtle/not so subtle tribute to all her beaus of the past with "Thank U, Next", even commemorating her deep relationship with late rapper Mac Miller and reenacting the most popular scenes from movies like "13 Going on 30," "Legally Blonde," and "Mean Girls," and it even includes some cameos from people like Paris Hilton and Kris Jenner herself. You're doing great honey. If you listen carefully, the lyrics hint at some pretty important life lessons the artist has experienced recently and it's pure gold, so thank you, next!
2. Stormi's first birthday AKA StormiWorld
Although Kylie Jenner had one of Hollywood's most secretive pregnancies, she is now more public than ever with her journey through motherhood. The makeup module is worth millions, and according to Forbes, it's anticipated that she will be worth more than $900 million in the near future. With this in mind, it's no doubt that she decided to throw the worlds best first birthday celebration for her firstborn, Stormi.
The one-year-old celebrated with her family and friends at a Stormi World themed party that was designed to resemble the babies father, Travis Scott's, newest album cover, "ASTROWORLD." Keeping up with the reality stars social media posts, the inside of the party included carnival rides, a butterfly garden, a merry-go-round, and custom logos and designs covering balloons, cups, and merchandise all made especially for Stormi. The one-year-old was even gifted her first Chanel purse from record label owner DJ Khaled. Can you even imagine? I think we all wish we were one year old Stormi Webster right now, and every day. Ugh. Sigh.
3. The cast of "My Best Friends Wedding" reunited and it felt so good
Just in time for Valentines Day, one of the best movies makes a comeback in a whole new way and I love it. There are some great rom coms and if you've never seen "My Best Friends Wedding" then you are seriously missing out and I'll use this time to "say a little prayer for you" because this one is a banger. The 1997 film stars Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Dermot Mulroney, and Rupert Everett. There's love triangles, drama, heartbreak, weddings, parties, and a musical breakfast that you just can't miss and they all came back together to talk about it with Entertainment tonight in a cast reunion and I just can't get enough of the pictures and behind the scene secrets, they share!
4. Kim Kardashian accounted she's having a fourth child
OMG Kim is having a fourth, can you handle it? While there is much stipulation behind the reality TV stars overall existence, there is no room for negativity when it comes to the Kardashians and a modern girls love for Kardashian news! Kim's already given the world three beyond gorgeous babies, North, Saint, and Chicago, and how lucky are we to get to watch another baby boy grow up in the spotlight. Ugh, can't wait. She may be thought of as a negative influence on young girls today, but damn, she sure does make some beautiful babies, thanks Kanye.
5. The announcement of a potential "Princess Diaries 3" was leaked
SHUT UP. Anne Hathaway was recently on the Andy Cohen show, "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" and revealed that there is a script for a third "Princess Diaries" film. She even shared that Julie Andrews, the queen herself, now 83, "wants to do it." According to People, this would be the first film Andrews has done since her small role in the comedy the "Tooth Fairy" with Dwayne Johnson. Since her role as princess of Genovia, Hathaway has starred in movies like "The Devil Wear's Prada," "Get Smart," "The Dark Knight," "Valentine's Day," "Bride Wars," and more. She's played everything from extreme action to girlfriend housewife, and my all-time favorite, princess! While there are no official dates set this is one to keep an eye on in 2019.
6. Sarah Jessica Parker returns to her role as Carrie, the sex columnist
If you watched the Super Bowl a few weeks ago you saw this ad and if you are a major "Sex And The City" fan, like me, you jumped out of your seat thinking this was a trailer for a revival, when really SJP was only returning to her sexy role for a quick Stella Artois commercial. Either way, it was just enough "Sex And The City" comeback for me, although I wouldn't mind a reboot.
7. Andy Cohen finally got his family
The Bravo host welcomed a son at the beginning of February! Gifted the joy of fatherhood by a surrogate, the new father's big smiles are everything. The first time dad is raising little Benjamin Allen Cohen with so much love and is "excited to show him the world." He's always wanted to be a dad and didn't think it was possible until now. Check out some of the pics of this guy and little Ben.
8. We found out "Grey's Anatomy" won't be leaving anytime soon
If you know drama, you know "Grey's Anatomy." The Seattle-based series just finished the 15th episode of its 15th season and once it airs it'll be the longest running medical show in TV history and the end is nowhere in sight. I am a die-hard fan, but with so many episodes it's been hard to keep up, and every time I check in with Ellen Pompeo's Instagram feed there she is promoting another major season with all our favorite doctors. It's definitely a commitment but it's SO worth the time, and I don't think living in the Seattle area has anything to do with my hype.
If you're not a die-hard "Grey's" fan then who are you? Shonda Rhimes, the shows creator told "E! News" back in 2017 that Ellen, who plays Meredith, the shows main character, "and I have a pact that I'm going to do the show as long as she's doing the show" so basically until one of them calls it quits you can expect to see more of our friends at
Seattle Grace Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital and maybe even some returns from some of our favorite retired characters.
9/ Megan Markle came back to America
Hear ye, hear ye! The Duchess of Sussex returned to New York in late February to celebrate her pregnancy with her close friends. Her baby shower was held at The Mark Hotel and included guests like her former "Suits"costar Abigail Spencer, designer Misha Nonoo, Serena Williams, who helped to coordinate the event, Gayle King and a hand full of other actors, designers, and longtime friends. While the Duchess made her way back to the states, it's rumored that she'll soon be making her way back to the big screen with an upcoming movie, something she shot well before her time with Prince Harry. And get this, the movie will only be released in the U.S. Apparently, the new film casts her in a much different light than her new formal role as duchess and in the film she plays the lead party girl among a group of young 20 somethings adventuring through LA, so I'm sure the queen doesn't mind the film being unavailable to her people.
10. The Khloe Kardashian, Tristin Thompson, and Jordan Woods scandal
KARDASHIAN ALERT. If your not about them then tune out now.
Where do I even begin? To all of you Kardashian fans I'm sure you felt this pain as much as I did… at least as much as you could from watching it all unfold on your feed and it unfolded quickly if I say so myself. Valentines weekend wasn't as fun as it should have been for Khloe Kardashian, as the 34-year-old TV personality, and new mom was rudely awoken to the sexual activity of her then-boyfriend Tristin Thomas, the NBA player for the Cavaliers, and father to their daughter True Thompson. If you don't know the Kardashian family tree than here's a little help, because it's pretty important here.
Kris Jenner = Mom/Manager
Kourtney Kardashian = Sister 1
Kim Kardashian = Sister 2
Khloe Kardashian = Sister 3
Rob Kardashian = Brother
Kendal Jenner = 5
Kylie Jenner = 6
On top of all this each of them expand into their own families, their own lives with their relationships, friendships, assistants, and kids, and while it's difficult for the famous family to surround themselves with loyal individuals, like most celebrities, a long time family friend and BFF to youngest, Kylie Jenner, the soon to be billionaire, has one childhood friendship we all cannot get enough of… until now. I think I can speak for us all when I say no one saw this coming. Jordyn Woods, an up and coming model, and Kylie's BFF roommate have been best friends since grade school, long before the makeup mogul established herself like the queen she so truly is so we all thought that nothing could go wrong.
But good thing Kylie didn't officially name her roomie godmother to her one-year-old daughter Stormi because Valentines weekend Woods was caught cozying up with Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend, Tristin. The two were seen getting close at a house party somewhere in LA where they were spotted making out, and apparently hanging out into late hours of the night. Khloe, and her family… plus the whole world quickly found out about the affair and by Tuesday night the internet was blowing up as all the news outlets, fans, and family supporters began to speak out about the issue.
By Wednesday, Woods was kicked out of Kylie's home (rightfully so) and back living with her mom (
bye bitch). While it's no secret that the NBA scum bag has a record of this kind of behavior, it's been a shock to the whole family an insider shared "They all trusted Jordyn for many years and let them into every aspect of their personal lives. Kylie is having a really hard time and is very torn. Jordyn is basically a third parent to Stormi and was her biggest supporter for all of Kylie's major life moments." Sad day.
11. Katy Perry got engaged
As Valentine's weekend proved to be a disaster for some…sigh, Khloe Kardashian, it shaped up pretty well for others. Our new favorite female judge on American Idol, Katy Perry said yes to Orlando Bloom after nearly four years of on again off again romance. On Valentine's Day, Bloom proposed and the couple shared their announcement with the world, on the day of love, AHH!! Since the 2016 Golden Globes afterparty, the couple has been spotted traveling, meeting each other's family, celebrating holidays, doing date nights, and attending each other's appearances.
The two took their first split in 2017 rather well, "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!" Perry wrote online. As time went by, the two stayed friends and ran into each other occasionally (on purpose) during their time apart, it wasn't until April 2018 when Perry revealed details of her relationship status on "American Idol" red carpet that she was "spoken for." Since then, they have kept it exclusive and even posed together for their red carpet debut at the Gala for the Global Ocean at the Opera of Monte-Carlo in Monaco, back in September 2018. Happier than ever the pair cannot wait to tie the knot and knowing Perry and her eccentric style, this is a wedding we don't want to miss!
12. Lady Gaga calls off engagement...but not for Bradley Cooper (sigh)
Things have really been heating up in Hollywood. While some are getting engaged others are breaking up with their boyfriends because their bored, or tired of their lies (Khloe). Gaga recently stared in an epic film, "A Star Is Born," that while I have yet to watch, I've heard the performance she and Bradley Cooper give is absolutely outstanding, enough so to get everyone on the internet excited about a potential love affair brewing between the two. Apparently, Gaga has been engaged to the talent agent, Christian Carino for about two years, even though this was news to me, he was "a good grounding force who understands her career" but things started to seem a bit off when Carino did not attend the Grammy's with her this year, and after already attending several awards shows with her set off some alarms, or was it the fact that she wasn't wearing her engagement ring? Hmm.
Even before the rumors of their split, media platforms were pinning her with Bradley Cooper, making their on-screen romance come to life as they were seen performing together and attending awards shows where they would get all cozy on stage. I think I can speak for everyone when I say that the images seen online made us all a little mushy gushy for some major sparks to further unite between the two. Their reality romance was being painted online from all the news sources but after all the award shows and lusty performances, Gaga addressed the love rumors on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" saying that people saw love between the pair because "guess what, that's what we wanted you to see. This is a love song." While Cooper has been in a long term relationship with model Irina Shayk for years, you have to admit, Cooper and Gaga looked pretty sweet, and pretty cozy throughout the promotions for this movie. "I'm an artist and I guess we did a good job, fooled ya!"For the record, Gaga and Carino did not split admits these love affair rumors, they ended things amicably because of personal differences.
13. Creative Director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, dies
Karl has been pioneering fashion throughout the 20th century and definitely left his mark on the world of fashion. The creative director of Chanel, yes the French luxury fashion brand, passed away February 19th at his home in Paris. The designer was responsible for much of the success of the fashion industry in the city, working with other major brands like Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Versace, and major celebrities like Donatella, Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Rhianna, Naomi Campbell, Kim Kardashian, and so many other Hollywood favorites who all paid tribute to the global powerhouse designer with sweet messages and flashbacks to their time working together.
Beginning his career with Fendi back in 1965, he was never shy to express his unique and occasionally controversial opinions through his designs that shocked the fashion world. He was known to think of himself as "a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm" and spent most of his personal time carving his way to the top of the fashion pyramid. Known to produce eight collections a year during his time at Chanel, five at Fendi and two of his own brand all of which have gained him mass popularity over the years, his legacy lives on throughout all aspects of the fashion empire, art, literature, and designs he so eagerly shared with the world.
14. Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod Celebrate 2 Years
But can you get married already!! These beautiful people have been taunting us with couple shots and family love for over two years and we love watching them and their families blend but I think I speak for everyone when I say that WE ARE READY FOR A LOPEZ WEDDING. The two love birds started seeing each other back in 2017 and have since, shared every special moment together since including red carpet events, vacations, family events, holidays, even joint interviews where Rodriquez, the famous baseball star shares that the two are "very much twins. We're both Leos, we're both from New York, we're both Latino and about 20 other things." The couple prides themselves on their shared Latino background, they are both self-made, hard-working individuals which they try to teach their kids. "We have the same work ethic. We also appreciate and know that coming from nothing, we always want to try to give back and teach our kids that" Lopez said in an interview "Red" magazine in January 2019.
While we'll continue to gush over the moments these two share J-Lo plays down an engagement when asked, "We have to take our time. I've made plenty of mistakes in the past, were mature now, were grown up, we're going to take our time and take things at our own pace…We're having the best time between our kids and our work and all the wonderful things going on. We're truly blessed, we don't need anything more right now." major sigh…I guess we'll be waiting to see her fine booty in a gorgeous wedding dress for a little while longer. Here's hoping.
So, as more drama, scandal, and action comes out of the woodworks, remember it's only February, can you imagine what else is to come?