Celebrity babies… James Franco and Seth Rogan’s spoof got them an invite… Lorde has postponed her tour… Selena Gomez’s social networking purge… and Katy Perry’s controversial music video
Drew Barrymore has given birth to another baby girl. She and husband Will Kopelman welcomed little Frankie Barrymore Kopelman yesterday. Big sister Olive is now 19 months. In other baby news, former “Bachelor” star Melissa Rycroft gave birth to a baby boy on Easter Sunday. She and hubby Tye Strickland named him Beckett. Big sister Ava is 2. Melissa told “People” back in November that she was so excited to be expecting a baby boy. She said, “I feel very lucky that I get to experience the bond between mother and daughter and between mother and son. I hope he’s a little mama’s boy.”
James Franco was on “The View” yesterday and talked about the spoof he and Seth Rogan did of Kanye West’s video for “Bound 2.” He thought Kanye would be furious, but actually, it was the exact opposite. James told the ladies that he and Seth got a phone call from Kanye, thinking he was going to let them have it. But he loved it! James said, “I’m pretty sure I can say it now because I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen…He wanted us to perform it live the night before his wedding at Versailles.” James admitted, “I think it would be awesome for about 10 seconds, but then there would be Seth with his shirt off in front all the Kardashians!” So…did you catch that part about Versailles? Remember, we heard that the palace said Kim and Kanye couldn’t have their wedding there. Was James confused? Or did he let something slip?
What’s up with canceling all these concerts?? First Miley Cyrus canceled the last few dates of the US leg of her “Bangerz” tour because she’s recovering from a severe allergic reaction. She’ll make those dates up later in the year. But now Lorde has postponed her tour of Australia, which was supposed to kick off in Melbourne tomorrow. Lorde says she’s suffering from a nasty chest infection, so she’s home in New Zealand to rest and recuperate. To prove how sick she is, Lorde posted a picture on Instagram showing her lying on the bed looking all pale and staring at the ceiling with dead eyes. She captioned it, “This is a photo of an ill exhausted zombie after the show in Vegas a few days ago. It’s good to be resting up at home.” Lorde says she feels “gutted” to have to cancel her shows, but her parents and her team finally stepped in, telling her she needed a break from her non-stop performing since January.
Selena Gomez is going through a major social networking purge. On Monday, Selena stopped following Kendall and Kylie Jenner on Instagram, removing most of their photos just to rub a little more salt in the wound. And then yesterday, it was the unfollow heard ’round the world. Selena stopped following Taylor Swift on Twitter and Instagram!! After she sat around and thought about that for a few hours, Selena decided to do a little more purging, so she unfollowed another 14 people, including Reese Witherspoon, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson!!
Katy Perry wanted to get real reactions when she filmed the music video for her song “Birthday.” The idea behind the video was for Katy to portray the worst birthday party entertainers EVER. So she dressed up like a clown and crashed a 5-year-old’s party at a country club outside of LA. Most guests had no idea it was Katy, so they were freaking out when she put on a blindfold, grabbed a piñata stick, and then started to walk into the street where an SUV almost mowed her down. The SUV ended up crashing into a parked car, but guests were visibly upset. One child said, “Mommy, I want to go home!!”