The sexy singer only has a few more weeks to go until she gives birth to her baby girl — her third child overall — and on Saturday, Aug. 24, Monica celebrated her daughter-to-be, and revealed the little one’s name to all the guests in attendance!
Monica, 32, already has two sons, so she’s a pro at throwing baby showers. And on Aug. 24, just weeks before her third child is due, the singer definitely proved it.
Monica Throws All-Out Baby Shower
Monica invited close to 200 guests to her carnival-themed shower, which was held at Jermaine Dupri’s house, according to People. Her NBA star husband Shannon Brown was in attendance, as were other stars like Ludacris, Nene and Greg Leakes, and Keri Hilson. The big baby party stayed true to the theme, featuring white horses, stilt walkers, jugglers, and a miniature circus tent.
“It was very whimsical, just like a Disney princess movie and just as I had envisioned it,” Monica told People. “There was so much love in the room and everybody had a great time.”
Monica Reveals Her Baby Daughter’s Name
But the big reveal of the party was her daughter-to-be’s name! On the shower’s pink glittery invites and the coasters the name was printed: “Laiyah.”
On the (possibly Stars Wars-inspired) name, Monica said, “It was girly, feminine, and picked by her godmother so it has special meaning.”
Monica also revealed that she’s happy to be welcoming a girl into her house of three boys. “I know everything about WrestleMania and Tonka Trucks so I'm excited to share shopping dates and manis and pedis with her,” the singer humorously said.
We couldn’t be happier for Monica and Shannon! What do you think, HollyMoms? Do you like the name Laiyah? Let us know!
Former reality couple Jon and Kate are at war! A shocking new report reveals that Kate is allegedly suing her former husband for wiretapping, computer hacking and identity theft, and selling the information to a biographer.
Former star of Jon & Kate Plus 8,Kate Gosselin, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against her ex-husband Jon Gosselin, accusing him of wiretapping, computer hacking, identity theft and invasion of privacy, a new report says.
Kate Gosselin Suing Jon Gosselin
Kate, 38, filed the lawsuit in United States District Court of Pennsylvania on Aug. 26. She alleges that Jon, 36, conspired with Robert Hoffman, author of the biography Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled The World, to illegally tap and access her bank accounts and computer without her authorization, reports Radar Online.
How crazy! The allegations continue in the lawsuit:
After the couple was separated, Jon illegally hacked into Kate's email account and her phone and bank accounts.
Jon also stole a hard drive from Kate's house, which contained private and confidential material. Jon the gave them the contents of Kate's email account and the hard drive, all of which were acquired illegality, to his friend and business partner, tabloid reporter Robert Hoffman.
Hoffman used the illegally acquired data to publish a defamatory book about Kate … the book was removed from large distributors like Amazon.com because the information was obtained illegally.
Nevertheless, the damage was done with the release of the personal and private information and the defendants continue to possess this illegally obtained private information.
The biographer originally claimed he learned of all this information by going through her trash, which Kate adds in the lawsuit.
The documents continue:
This demonstrates his knowledge that the materials were obtained illegally, as it is a sign of an attempt to cover up his unlawful activities.
The materials in his possession could not possibly be physically found in paper format to that extend. If Hoffman was picking through trash on the street, he did not find this trove of personal information while engaging in his trash-picking endeavors.
Robert took information from Kate's computer and online private journal to write the book, and followed her words very closely.
Jon and Kate have eight children, and were reality stars until they divorced in 2009. She is seeking compensatory, punitive, liquidated damages and attorney's fees and costs.
This is just such crazy news. If Jon truly did help a biographer hack into Kate’s life, then that is the deepest form of betrayal.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you shocked that Kate is suing her former husband? Are you shocked by Jon’s alleged crimes?
Lamar’s personal struggles with his marriage and drugs are taking a toll on his future with the NBA. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers have both stepped away from signing the big man due to his personal demons, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. How sad!
Once an asset to the NBA, Lamar Odom is now a liability and no one in the NBA wants to offer him a contract. This is a sad, drastic turn of events for Lamar, who once had a thriving basketball career. Will this be his wake up call to shape up? Read on to find out all the EXCLUSIVE details!
Lamar Odom NBA Career Over After Crack Use Reports? — Lakers, Clippers: No Deal
Sadly, Lamar’s reported struggle with drug abuse over the past two years has left many teams reluctant to bring him aboard, a source close to the NBA tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
“The Lakers & Clippers and any team for that matter in the NBA have stepped away from any deals to have Lamar on the team,” the source revealed. ”He is a major liability and they don’t want to take the money risk on an older player on drugs and marital issues. Especially Lamar, who has the whole Kardashian soap opera to deal with as well.”
According to a report from TMZ, Lamar’s drug addiction has triggered a complete meltdown in his marriage to Khloe Kardashian – and now it’s threatening to destroy his career. If this shocking report is true, we hope Lamar can work through his issues soon and get his professional and personal life back on track.
Lamar Odom Almost Signed With The Los Angeles Lakers
The one-time Sixth Man of the Year winner played for the Los Angeles Clippers last season, but he had his most productive years when he was on the Los Angeles Lakers from 2004 to 2011. At one point in August, the Lakers almost signed Lamar to a contract again before learning of his struggles.
"The Lakers desperately need a big man now that Dwight Howard left the team, and since Lamar had his best seasons with the Lakers and he fits well with Kobe, it's a natural fit," our source revealed, adding, "Lamar wants to stay home in LA and the Clippers were an option, but they are moving forward without him, so the best option is the Lakers. It's all paperwork and money at this point."
Sadly it looks like there is more to worry about now — Lamar may never play NBA basketball again!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Should the NBA avoid Lamar Odom or give him another chance? Sound off below!
WATCH: Myla Sinanaj: Lamar Odom Tried To Cheat On Khloe Kardashian
The starlet showed off not one, but two flirty minis at the MTV Video Music Awards — did you have a favorite?
Ariana Grande may be petite but there’s nothing small about her talent! The 20-year-old songstress might have entertained during the 2013 MTV VMAs pre-show, but she quite arguably had the best voice of anyone who performed during the show! The talented star played up her performance in a purple costume that could have doubled as an ice skating dress.
Ariana Grande VMAs Performance Dress:
The star’s performance outfit had a flirty and fun vibe — and it was perfect given her age and her fan base. However it wasn’t long before Ariana ditched the costume for a formal frock for the red carpet.
Ariana Grande VMAs Dress:
The star stuck to the flirty vibe and again put her legs on full display in a short-sleeved dress. This time, she opted for a baby blue floral dress that had an a-line skirt. While some may think the mini was a safe choice on the star, I appreciate the fact that she opted for a different silhouette. From the pattern to the sleeves to the white pumps, it had a really trendy and stylish vibe — and it was so consistent with her personal sense of style! Her half-up, half-down ‘do and soft waves that she rocked during her performance looked just as good with her red carpet get-up.
Not only was her red carpet dress perfect for the occasion, but we also love that the look was created by former Project Runway alum Kenley Collins! The designer is known for her feminine asthetic and it totally came through on this occasion — and did we mention she’s based in Brooklyn? What a great way to pay tribute to the VMAs location of the year.
What do you think? Did you love Ariana’s red carpet dress as much as I did or was her performance costume your favorite? VOTE.
Rihanna and Drake were spotted having a friendly group dinner at Beauty & Essex in New York City on Aug. 23 — but was it just a cover-up for hooking up? Read on to judge for yourself!
Rihanna has definitely had her fair share of drama over the years with exes Chris Brown and Drake, but on Aug. 23, the mood was much more low key. Rihanna and Drake were spotted at NYC hotspot Beauty & Essex for dinner with a group of people. Were the former lovers there as more than just friends?
Rihanna & Drake In Good Spirits On Dinner Date
Drake arrived with a group of 10 people and Rihanna joined them later, solo, and sat across from him, according to the New York Post. The group was reportedly in good spirits and even did shots!
"They were in very good spirits and were dancing and singing. Drake and Rihanna seemed to be just friends enjoying a fun night out,” a source told the paper.
Bouncers blocked fans from snapping photos. Meanwhile, Drake and Rihanna left separately after the group left a $500 tip.
Could Rihanna & Drake Be Hooking Up Again?
From having a friendly, normal dinner with Drake to acting composed at the MTV Video Music Awards, Rihanna seems to be acting very into Drizzy lately (minus the unimpressed stink eye she seemed to give Drake during his VMA performance). However, she could be playing it cool to disguise anyone from knowing that she’s still hooking up with Drake.
The pair were both at the Dream Downtown hotel for Diddy and Jay Z‘s VMAs after party, which raised some eyebrows!
"All the people inside were talking about them hanging together inside [the party]," a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. "They left separately at the same time, but through different exits."
The two have such intense chemistry from dating and being in sexy and sultry music videos, “What’s My Name” and “Take Care” together that we wouldn’t be surprised if the pair was able to keep their hands off each other for long!
What would Chris say? And what do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Is this a cover up or are things just friendly between RiRi and Drake?
Becky G’s Colorful Graffiti Nails: Get Her Look On Mani Monday
Since it was Becky’s first time at the MTV VMAs, she wanted a manicure that would really stand out — and her colorful look was definitely a standout style!
The 16-year-old COVERGIRL was inspired by the award show’s Brooklyn location for her graffiti-styled digits! Each trendy almond-shaped nail is painted in its own funky style — and each mini work of art is a total masterpiece. Even though Becky’s nails are truly one of a kind, you can recreate your own version with a little help from her COVERGIRL nail team!
For Becky’s nail art, COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Snow Storm was applied as the base, on each of her nails. This neutral color provides an even base to start your nail art on, and all of your top coat colors show up brighter against the vivid white.
All of the decorative embellishments were painted with the bright COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstini colors Bahama Mama, Lemon Drop, Sangria, and Blue Hawaiian.
To get Becky’s unique graffiti design, nail artists tapped a sponge on the nails while they were still wet to mix and blend the colors. The overall effect was very reminiscent of the colorfully tagged Brooklyn buildings — so goal achieved!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you love Becky’s graffiti nails?
The report claims that Khloe has “not given up on Lamar” but that she has no intention of taking him back until he’s “clean.” Keep in mind, TMZ is reporting that Lamar has an alleged drug addiction to cocaine.
Khloe’s Family Supports Her If She Decides To Divorce Him
We told you that TMZ is reporting that Lamar has had an alleged drug addiction for two years but that a divorce is unlikely.
HollywoodLife.com spoke to a source close to the Kardashian family who tells us:
The entire family is rallying around Khloe. They support her whatever she decides to do. She's totally embarrassed because everyone thinks Lamar has been cheating and that she hasn't been able to give him a baby. But in reality he's been doing drugs [allegedly] and she hasn't wanted to start a family with him while he's like that. She's never been able to tell everyone the truth because she's been protecting him.”
HollywoodLifers, are you happy that Lamar and Khloe are talking things out in person?
Plus, get your first look at the girls’ terrifying new adventure in Ravenswood.
You can’t spell Halloween without “A,” and in that spirit, the new promos for this year’s Pretty Little LiarsHalloween special offer up six potential identities behind the dreaded letter — and some of the names are actually pretty shocking. It’s all leading up to the Oct. 22 special, which airs right before the series premiere of Ravenswood.
Jake (Ryan Guzman), Shana (Aeriél Miranda), Ezra (Ian Harding), Mona (Janel Parrish), Jenna (Tammin Sursok) and Aria (Lucy Hale) are all given individual promos with their names highlighted as potential “A”s.
Isn’t it strange that Hanna (Ashley Benson) wasn’t included in this illustrious list of characters with “A”s in their names?
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Halloween Special: Who’s Dying?
Of course, an alternate possibility is that one of these six people will die during the Halloween special. If Officer Garrett were still capable of speaking, he’d certainly attest to the dangers of the holiday episodes. In that case, my guess would either be Jake, Jenna or Shana, as they seem the most expendable members of this elite crew.
(As much I as I’ve been enjoying Jake this season, it certainly feels like they’re setting him up for a major twist. No guy can be that perfect — especially in Rosewood!)
WATCH: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Halloween Special Promo
HollywoodLifers, what’s your take on these new promos? Is this a list of potential ‘A’ suspects, or of potential victims? Drop a comment with your theories below!