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According to a report published by The Blast (the website started by the a TMZ vet) Nicki Minaj sent Cardi B a gift basket worth $5,000 after the birth of Cardi’s daughter Kulture, the best-named celebrity baby name we’ve had in years. But what is $5,000 to someone Google says is worth $75 million? Pocket change? A casual evening out? Last year she gave over $18,000 to strangers! So here’s what I’m getting at: was this gift shade?

This is not a question for me, as I am not certified like my former colleague Judge Kara Brown, but it is a question you can all ponder while I share details of the gift basket. Per The Blast:

Sources at Petit Trésor in L.A. — which caters to the elite kiddos in town — tell The Blast Minaj just purchased a $5,000 gift basket for Cardi and Offset‘s new baby, Kulture Kiari Cephus. The basket was bought minutes after the birth announcement was made.

We’re told the requirements for the basket were to “make it as girly as possible,” and was stuffed with some of the store’s most sought-after products including luxury seasonal clothes, an assortment of dolls and stuffed animals and, of course, a sterling silver rattle.

Maybe it’s not shade at all! Maybe it’s just a nice, thoughtful gift from one artist to another. Let’s give them this one, shall we?

[The Blast]


One of Taylor Swift’s close personal friends who is absolutely not a publicist with a name that rhymes with Bree Wain spoke to Us Weekly about her relationship with that British guy who absolutely did not become a thing after that Ang Lee movie from two years ago and who may or may not become a thing after the release of Boy Erased later this year, and has shared that we don’t know much about their relationship because he values privacy.

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Said the source:

“Joe has really showed her a different lifestyle and the value of privacy. She’s the happiest she’s ever been. He’s very supportive of her career, and wants to be there every step of the way. Taylor is so much happier without her personal life in the open. She credits Joe for that and realizes how much better off she is.”

They’re getting married.

[Us Weekly]


I love when fathers talk about how moving it was to watch the mothers of their children give birth, Dwayne Johnson edition:

“I will say, it was the most amazing experience I’ve ever seen. I look at Lauren, and women and mothers, in a different light than I ever have before. And it was beautiful.”

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[Celebitchy]


  • Luann de Lesseps is adjusting to sobriety. “It’s not easy to give up drinking because it’s such a mental thing you’ve learned for so long. It’s like brushing your teeth. So it’s not the anxiety of not drinking — it’s the habit of not drinking that you’re getting rid of.” [People]
  • Reese Witherspoon walked and talked on the phone at the same time. [Just Jared]
  • Julianne Moore walked and did NOT talk on the phone at the same time. [Just Jared]
  • What in the world does this mean? [Us Weekly]
  • Busy Philipps, promo queen. [Us Weekly]