1. Hoda Kotb is a new mom, having just adopted a baby girl
Hoda announced on the Today Show yesterday that she adopted a girl, Haley Joy Kotb.
Hoda had been open about her desire for kids, telling “People”: “I feel that I belong somehow with kids, and I don’t know how that will unfold in life, but I’m hopeful that somehow I can find the right lane there.”
Hoda had been divorced back in 2007, but recently moved in with her boyfriend since 2013.
2. Host of “CBS This Morning” Gayle King once accidentally dated a married man
King was talking about her recent dating life when she spoke of a time she didn’t realize the person she was with was married:
“So I’m out to dinner and he’s talking and then he said something about ‘my wife’ and I said, ‘Wait, wait, wait, your wife? You have a wife?’ He goes, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Does she know you’re here?’ He said, ‘But, we’re separated.’ I said, ‘Oh, you’re getting a divorce.’ He said, ‘No, we’re separated, we live in the same house, it hasn’t been good for a really long time.’ And I was like, ‘Check, please, I know that story.’”
She has previously been open about her marriage to a “cheater” that ended in divorce in 1993.
3. Chris Brown is ordered to stay away from ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran after allegedly threatening to kill her
Tran had broken up with Brown back in 2015, and according to TMZ, Tran claimed to a judge that Brown told a few people he was going to kill her.
The new restraining order against Brown requires him to stay at least 100 yards away from herself, her mother and her brother.
This comes after earlier this month Brown posted a video where he talked about not letting his exes go, saying:
“If I love you, bitch, ain’t nobody gonna have you. I’m gonna make you miserable…. I’m gonna chase your ass around,”
4. Warren Buffett is looking to sell his Laguna Beach home for 11 Million Dollars
Buffett originally bought the home for 150,000 dollars back in 1971 because his then-wife liked it.
He said at the time Laguna Beach wasn’t fully developed, but that the area “just took off.”
The home had served as a beach house for his family, often spending summers and Christmases there.
5. Lin-Manuel Miranda has no interest in hosting the Oscars
Miranda will be attending the Oscars for the first time this Sunday, nominated for Best Original Song.
But while talking to the “Hollywood Reporter”, he explained why he wouldn’t want to host the Oscars himself:
“Hosting the Oscars is not a thing I would ever want to do. I am a huge Seth MacFarlane fan, but you could tell how uncomfortable everyone in the room was with his ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ number. You always have to do this dance as a host: You’re playing to a billion people at home, and you’re playing to anxious contestants in a room, and that’s an insanely hard thing to divide. It’s the most thankless task in the world. I have a pretty healthy ego, but it does not extend in that direction. I’d much rather be the guy writing the opening tune than having to deliver it.”
6. Jimmy Kimmel has considered not re-signing his contract when it expires in 3 years
The host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” told “Variety”:
“I know I will do the show for another three years….It’s possible that will be it. My wife’s pregnant. At a certain point, I’d like to have a little more free time. I have very little free time as it is.”
“I think this job is a grind, and best-cast scenario, a marathon,” Kimmel said. “I want to go out on my own terms. If I ever feel like we’re repeating ourselves, I think it’s a good indication that it’s time.”
Kimmel serves as an executive producer of the show, showing up to the studios each morning at 9am, taping the show at 5pm, and working from his computer each night after dinner to research for the show.
Kimmel also said if he left the show, he may not necessarily work in show business but in something else that excites him creatively, saying:
“I like to draw. I like to make sculptures. I’d like to write a book at some point. Doing the show every day doesn’t leave a lot of time for that.”
7. Drew Barrymore lost 20 pounds by incorporating a bit more filling protein into her diet
Barrymore hinted that losing 20 pounds was from eating more filling protein as a part of her diet.
Jaclyn London, MS, RD, and Good Housekeeping Institute’s Nutrition Director said”
“Drew’s super smart to add more protein for weight loss to her diet! Foods like seafood, poultry, low-fat dairy, lean cuts of beef and especially plant-based foods (chickpeas, nuts,seeds, beans and legumes) are key for optimizing long-term weight loss, since it helps keep blood sugar stable and helps to keep you fuller, longer,”