NOW THAT she's a mom, "Nasty" may have a whole new meaning.
As in, "I'm not changing that diaper! That's 'Nasty.' "
Yes, Janet Jackson, 50 years old but with the abs of a teenager, has reportedly given birth to her first child, per People magazine, excited about having one more person to cover.
He's a boy named Eissa Al Manna, and he came into this world on Tuesday. So Janet is now Mama Al Manna.
"Janet had a stress free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably," a statement from her rep read.
Stress-free? Some folks don't even believe she was pregnant.
Daddy is Janet's husband, Wissam Al Mana, a Qatari billionaire, so Janet probably won't have to change too many diapers. The Qataris have people for that.
Leslie Jones sees no excuse for giving a book deal to the far-right commentator and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who on Twitter last year so viciously harassed the Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters star that he was banned from the social media site.
On Monday, Jones dismissed a statement from Simon & Schuster defending the widely criticized deal for Dangerous, a March release coming out through the publisher's conservative Threshold imprint.
Responding on Twitter to Simon & Schuster, which had said that any opinions expressed by Milo or others it publishes "belong to the authors," Jones wrote that "you still help them spread their hate to even more people."
* Gospel singer/Pentecostal preacher Kim Burrell, who sings with Pharrell Williams on the Hidden Figures soundtrack, went off on "perverted" homosexuality in a sermon she gave recently at her Houston church.
Williams and Hidden Figures stars Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer quickly responded to Burrell's comments via social media, and her scheduled appearance on Ellen was canceled.
Said Williams via Instagram: "I condemn hate speech of any kind. There is no room in this world for any kind of prejudice. My greatest hope is for inclusion and love for all humanity in 2017 and beyond."
As of Jan. 4, Pharrell's hope has not been realized.
Megyn Kelly is joining our local Comcast family. At least the extended family.
The news anchor, memoirist and bloody debate moderator is leaving Fox News after 12 years to join the MSM's NBC News, thus becoming instantly less trustworthy.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Kelly will host a daytime talk program - possibly the hour after the fourth hour of Today (perfect after you've been drinking with Kathie Lee and Hoda) and a Sunday night news magazine (except when NBC has football).
Kelly, 46, reportedly makes $15 million per year at Fox, and the Times says the ruling Murdoch family had offered her $20 million to stay. Kelly's contract is up in July, around the same time the Newspaper Guild's contract is up. We hope to do as well.
Fox News said Kelly will host her final edition of The Kelly File on Friday.
Coachella music festival producer Goldenvoice announced Tuesday that Beyonce, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar will headline the two-weekend festival in April in Indio, California. Radiohead will perform on April 14 and 21, Beyonce on April 15 and 22 and Lamar on April 16 and 23.
Tickets, including three-day passes, go on sale Wednesday.
Other performers for the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival include Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, Future, Gucci Mane, Justice, DJ Snake, DJ Khaled and Father John Misty.
* Meg Ryan (When Harry Met Sally and many other charming movies) will star in Picture Paris, a TV series written by Brad Hall (Julia Louis-Dreyfus' husband) for Epix, deadline.com reported.
The half-hour series is an adaptation of Hall's short film, about a marital trip to France that goes awry.
Picture Paris will be produced by Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, which is behind Sarah Dunn's ABC sitcom American Housewife.
* Larry Flynt has taken a full-page ad in Variety to blast the news media for its horrible coverage during the recent election season.
"The fact that you haven't and can't be bothered to ensure that the information you are relaying to your viewers is accurate is a great injustice to the people of this country," part of the ad reads. "Perhaps the time has come for you to find another profession, as you clearly can't do your job properly, nor do you seem to want to."
Flynt ends by saying "There are more accurate articles in Hustler than in most of the coverage I have seen this past election. That says something now, doesn't it?"
We've been saying for years that we only read Hustler for the accurate articles.
- Daily News wire services
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