1st time’s a charm: Kanye West announce Kim Kardashian’s pregnancy
[Huffington Post] Kim Kardashian was just as surprised as the rest of the world when rapper Kanye West publicly announcement that they are expecting a baby, TMZ reports.
On Sunday night at Atlantic City’s Revel Resort Ovation Hall, West announced that Kardashian is pregnant to a packed crowd of more than 5,000 fans. His reality-star girlfriend was also in the audience.
The rapper paused in the middle of his set to reveal the big news. “Stop the music for a second. Stop the music,” he said. “Can we make some noise for my baby mama right quick?” The crowd erupted in wild cheers, and the news quickly went viral. He asked concertgoers to congratulate his baby mama, according to the Associated Press, adding that this was “most amazing thing.”
Kardashian reportedly had “no idea” West would make the pregnancy announcement on stage Sunday, according to TMZ. She and the 35-year-old “Clique” rapper had not discussed announcing the news and were reportedly going to wait until she started showing, TMZ notes. Kardashian’s best friend and her mom, as well as several members of West’s family were also at the show.
After West revealed the news, the Kardashian clan also confirmed the reality star is expecting her first child with the Chicago-born rapper, whom she has been dating since the spring. “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!” tweeted Khloe Kardashian. Kim Kardashian is about 12 weeks pregnant, according to E! News.
Lamar Odom: “I’m excited for Kanye and my sister! There’s nothing like bringing life into this world! Let’s keep Gods blessings coming!”
Kris Jenner: “Im a happy girl !!!!!!!!! Wowza! Oh BABY BABY BABY”
Demi Lovato: “So happy for you @KimKardashian.. Love you SO much and I’m so excited to babysit!! Miss you girly.. Once again… SO happy for you!!! Xox”
Khloé Kardashian Odom: “Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!”
Kourtney Kardashian: “Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!”
Ryan Seacrest: “It’s true 🙂 @KimKardashian & @KanyeWest are having a baby! congrats u guys”
Kendall Jenner: “whos excited about the KIMYE babbyyy?! 😀 weeee”
Kylie Jenner: “Congrats to this beautiful couple. I love you guys”
Jonathan Cheban: “I better be the godfather…LOL!!”
Brittny Gastineau: “I am so beyonnnnnnd excited no words….#crying #emotional #bffforever @KimKardashian”
Loren Ridinger: “Congrats to my sis @KimKardashian – am sooo happy for u and @kanyewest Blessings and love for our new baby on the way!!!!! Xoxo”
Tamar Braxton: “What a baby boom! Happy for Kim&Kanye :-)”
Larsa Pippen: “Congrats @KimKardashian. You’re gonna be the best mom ever!! Can’t wait”
Russell Simmons: “Congrats to Kim and Kanye. Happy for both of them… bit.ly/YE4Uzh”
Crystal Harris: “Congratulations on your pregnancy @KimKardashian!”
Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris Get Married at Playboy Mansion
[E!] Hugh Hefner is ringing in the new year as a married man! The 86-year-old Playboy founder tied the knot with 26-year-old girlfriend Crystal Harris tonight at—where else—the Playboy Mansion in front of a select group of family and friends, Playboy confirms to E! News. The bride, who is now going by Crystal Hefner on Twitter, posted photos earlier in the evening of the wedding set-up, including a close-up of the flowers lining the altar inside.
“Today is the day I become Mrs. Hugh Hefner. Feeling very happy, lucky, and blessed,” the missus wrote. Hef’s New Year’s Eve nuptials come about a year and a half after they were first supposed to swap vows—and less than a month after Harris revealed that they were reengaged.
Though Harris spared no gory detail in explaining her decision to break up with Hef in June 2011, when asked more recently why she called the whole thing off just days before their wedding, she explained that it just wasn’t their time yet.
Crystal: “I moved into the Mansion really young. I was 21 or 22,” she told Us Weekly at her bridal shower, held Dec. 19 at Femme Fatale, the lingerie store and party venue she opened with a friend in Studio City, Calif. “I needed to explore out there and take the time away. The time away really helped make me realize that where I’m meant to be is here with Hef. Hef cares for me so much, and I care for him so much. We love each other. I felt like I needed to be home and this is home for me.”
Her fiancé even got her a brand new sparkly engagement ring after she sold the 3.39-carat diamond he gave her the first time around. This is Hefner’s third marriage. He has four children, two with each ex-wife. Celebrity guests in attendance included Gene Simmons and wife and Playmate Shannon Tweed, Jon Lovitz, Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and 2005’s Playmate of the Year Tiffany Fallon.
A private reception, during which Hefner and Harris cut the wedding cake, followed the ceremony and guests later celebrated with the newlyweds at the Mansion’s annual New Year’s Eve party, which was an Art Deco styled nightclub with performances by jazz and blues singer Brenna Whitaker and her band.
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