Cardi B Shares Cute New Photos of 9-Month-Old Baby Wave

Cardi B is giving fans some updates on her youngest child, baby Wave. The rapper posted a series of new photos of her son to celebrate him turning nine months old.

“Happy 9 months Wave!! My baby growing too fast on me,” she captioned the Instagram post on Saturday (June 4).

In the sweet snapshots, Wave is seen rocking bling and showing off some curls. The images also capture the little one’s adorable eyes.

Wave, who was born in September, is Cardi and Offset‘s second child together. Big sister Kulture, the couple’s first child together, is three years old. Offset is also the father to three other children from previous relationships.

Cardi and Offset first shared Wave’s name and a glimpse at his face in April. Of the name choice, Cardi revealed it was Offset who came up with Wave: “I was sold!” she wrote on Twitter. “THAT HAD TO BE HIS NAME!”

See the latest pictures of Wave on Cardi’s Instagram.

Doobie Brothers Reschedule Several Concerts Due to COVID-19

The Doobie Brothers announced a series of rescheduled concert dates this weekend after members of their touring party tested positive for COVID-19.

June shows in Indiana, Georgia, Florida and North Carolina were moved to July. The new dates were posted on Saturday (June 4).

“We want to apologize to our fans,” the band said in a statement shared on social media. “Several members of the Doobies touring party came down with Covid and we had no choice but to reschedule the below dates. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.”

The concerts are part of the Doobie Brothers’ North American tour celebrating their 50th anniversary. The trek features band members Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons and John McFee reunited with Michael McDonald.

See the rescheduled tour dates below and the group’s full list of current tour dates here.

Queen, Paddington Bear Kick Off Jubilee Concert

Queen Elizabeth II may have to miss a star-studded London concert in her honor Saturday (June 4), but she brought the house down when she appeared in a surprise video recorded with another British national treasure: Paddington Bear.

The 96-year-old monarch revealed she shared Paddington’s love of marmalade sandwiches in a comedy skit that was shown to open a Platinum Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace, delighting thousands who gathered for the third day of festivities marking her 70 years on the throne.

Rock band Queen and Adam Lambert kicked off the open-air show outside the palace, followed by performances from Duran Duran, Rod Stewart and opera singer Andrea Bocelli. Diana Ross will close the show with her first U.K. live performance in 15 years.

Prince Charles and Prince William, the queen’s son and grandson, will address a live audience of 22,000 and millions more watching on television.

The queen has had problems moving around lately, which the palace describes as “episodic mobility issues,” limiting her public appearances in recent months. But her absence at the concert didn’t dampen the party atmosphere among the crowds.

“It’s a magical experience … [This is] never again going to happen in our lifetime, and it’s just absolutely incredible to be a part of this,” said Sam Ahcquoim, from Cornwall in southwestern England. “I’ve been really, really excited and just can’t wait to get in there now and start dancing.”

The sovereign also opted not to attend the Epsom Derby on Saturday. Instead, she was represented at the prestigious annual horse race by her daughter, Princess Anne, who appeared in the royal box with her family as crowds cheered.

The queen is widely known as an avid horse lover, and she has only missed the Epsom Derby a handful of times. On Saturday, five of her former racehorses were paraded, and 40 jockeys who have ridden for the queen formed a guard of honor before the national anthem was played.

“She’s been breeding horses for over 60 years. She knows all the blood lines and she’s won lots of races and she’s very knowledgeable,” Frankie Dettori, who lined part of the course with fellow jockeys, told the BBC.

“I’m sure today she’ll find a TV and she’s going to watch it live, because she loves the Derby so much,” he added.

It was the second time in as many days that the queen’s mobility issues have robbed crowds of a chance to see her.

On Friday, the queen skipped a special service of Thanksgiving in her honor at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Palace officials said she had experienced “some discomfort” at events the day before, which included waving to huge crowds from Buckingham Palace.

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, were among nearly 50 members of the royal family who gathered Friday at St. Paul’s to honor the absent head of state. It was the couple’s first public appearance in the U.K. since they stepped back from royal duties and moved to California two years ago.

Apart from attending Friday’s service, the couple has so far stayed out of the limelight. Their two children, Archie and Lilibet, who turned one Saturday, haven’t yet made an appearance during this trip. A spokesperson for the couple said they were spending the day “privately” and were not joining some 30 other members of the royal family at Saturday’s concert.

Meanwhile, other members of the royal family traveled to Wales and Northern Ireland as part of celebrations across the U.K.

William and his wife Kate brought two of their three children — 8-year-old Prince George and 7-year-old Princess Charlotte — to Cardiff Castle in Wales before a separate concert in the castle grounds in honor of the queen.

The queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited a 1950s-themed seaside funfair in Belfast. Edward tried his hand at pulling a pint of Guinness at a diner, while Sophie took in a ’50s and ’60s dance demonstration.

Christian Nodal Drops Hard-Hitting Diss Track Blasting J Balvin

Christian Nodal doesn’t hold back in “Girasol,” a diss track he dropped Saturday (June 4) in which he blasts J Balvin calling him “clown” and a “hypocrite”.

“I’m going to make you cry,” Nodal starts off the five-minute track. “I don’t want to laugh with you, I’m going to laugh at you. You’re a joke, every time you try to sing, every time you time to rap, every time you try to rhyme, poor clown that uses everyone else to be able to connect with people,” he raps.

The tiradera comes days after Nodal and Balvin’s back-and-forth on social media that was sparked by a photo posted by the “Mi Gente” singer. The post included a photo of Nodal with bleached hair and reading glasses, and another of Balvin with a similar look, captioning it: “Find the differences.”

Nodal quickly responded by re-posting the photo on his Instagram stories and writing, “[The difference] is that I do have talent and I can proudly sing songs I’ve written wherever, however and whenever.” He then went on to post a video of himself with Residente’s diss track, in which he blasts the Colombian artist, playing in the background. Residente chimed in by posting a video on his stories and soundtracking it with Nodal’s “Limon Con Sal.”

Balvin continued to fan the flames by saying in a new video that he didn’t mean anything bad while using a filter that featured the name of Nodal’s ex-girlfriend Belinda.

“As everyone knows, I’m not good at talking so I am going into the studio because I’m going to record something really cool. Residente kicked you in the a– and you didn’t learn. I think you liked it. But mine will hurt more because I wear cowboy boots, and those are pointy so it’ll hurt more. Maybe that’s how you’ll learn.”

Nodal’s “Girasol” comes three months after Residente’s very own tiradera against Balvin, with whom he’s had beef since September, when Balvin called for a boycott of the Latin Grammys.

“You’re fighting with the Grammys because you don’t deserve them. Don’t you see that you’re a joke? If you didn’t learn with Resi, I hope you learn with me. I hope this is the last time that someone kicks your a–,” Nodal spits.

In an Instagram story, Balvin simply said, “To my fans, I love you. To all the chismosos [nosy people] who are here to check if I’m going to respond …”

Listen to the diss track below:

Box Office: ‘Top Gun 2’ Heads for Record $85M 2nd Weekend, Becomes Tom Cruise’s Biggest Film

Joseph Kosinski’s Top Gun: Maverick is showing no signs of slowing down.

The Paramount and Skydance tentpole, starring Tom Cruise, is doing massive business in its second weekend. If estimates hold, the sequel will earn $85 million or more in its sophomore outing to boast the smallest decline ever — 33% — for a movie opening domestically to $100 million more.

In North America, the summer tentpole earned $25 million on Friday (June 3) to finish the day with a jet-fueled cume of $230 million.

That number should rise to $290 million by the end of Sunday and as much as $540 globally. Top Gun 2 also continues to fly high overseas, where it crossed the $200 million mark on Friday and is likewise holding strong.

On Saturday, Top Gun: Maverick became Cruise’s top-grossing film domestically when passing up 2005’s The War of the Worlds ($243.3 million), not adjusted for inflation. That’s after zooming past the first Top Gun ($180.3 million) and Cruise’s Mission: Impossible films, including the last installment, Mission: Impossible — Fallout ($220.2 million).

Internationally, Top Gun: Maverick is already well ahead of the $176 million earned by the first Top Gun, not adjusted for inflation. The U.K. leads with $39.7 million. However, it is far from matching many of the recent Mission: Impossible films at the foreign box office. One reason — the sequel isn’t getting a release in China or Russia.

The movie’s overall performance is a huge win for the summer box office and shows that people are eager to return to theaters after two years of sparse Hollywood product due to the pandemic.

In North America, Top Gun: Maverick has the playing field largely to itself until next weekend when Jurassic World: Dominion lands across the U.S.

Overseas, Jurassic World 3 began opening midweek week in 15 markets for a cume of $25.9 million through Friday. It’s doing strong business in Mexico, Brazil and Italy in particular.

Opening at the U.S. specialty box office this weekend is Cannes Film Festival entry Crimes of the Future, from David Cronenberg. Neon is launching the film in more than 750 cinemas, a wide footprint for a specialty title. Estimates show the movie opening in the $1 million range.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

Woman Testifies Bill Cosby Forcibly Kissed Her When She Was 14

A woman testified Friday (June 3) that she was 14 when Bill Cosby took her into a trailer on a movie set in 1975, grabbed her so she couldn’t move her arms, and kissed her.

“I was struggling to get away,” she said. “It was very shocking.”

The woman, now 61, told her story in a public venue for the first time during a Los Angeles County civil trial over the lawsuit of Judy Huth, who alleges Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 16 at around the same time, in the spring of 1975.

The woman testified that she, her mother, and other family and friends were on the Los Angeles set of the film Let’s Do It Again, starring Cosby and Sidney Poitier, where Cosby had invited them to act as extras after meeting them at a tennis tournament a few months earlier.

She said Cosby invited her alone into his trailer to help him straighten the bow tie he was wearing for a scene.

“He immediately grabbed me,” she said. “He started kissing me, all over my face, tongue down my throat.”

Asked by Huth’s attorney Nathan Goldberg how tightly Cosby was holding her, she replied, “enough that I couldn’t get away.”

After about 30 seconds she pulled free and left.

Pictures were shown in court of Cosby and the 14-year-old together at the tennis tournament, with him smiling and his arms around her. Other photos were shown of Cosby and the girl with her family on the set of the film. Huth would later meet Cosby on a different set of the same film.

Old photos from the mid-1970s have loomed large at the trial, one of the last remaining legal claims against Cosby after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction was thrown out and other lawsuits were settled by his insurer. Two photos of Cosby and Huth at the Playboy Mansion were shown during earlier testimony. Cosby has denied sexually assaulting Huth, and his attorney says the case is about her attempt to cash in on the pictures.

The woman who testified Friday said after leaving the trailer, she did not tell anyone she was with what happened with Cosby, who is not attending the trial.

“It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she said. “I didn’t want to ruin everything for everyone.”

They went about the rest of their day, appearing in a boxing scene for the film shot at the Grand Olympic Auditorium.

In her cross-examination of the woman, Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean showed a still from the film of the girl and her brother cheering in the front row next to the boxing ring.

Bonjean asked whether she had been distraught at the time.

“I probably was,” the woman said.

“Probably?” Bonjean asked.

“I was distraught when I was in there,” she said.

The woman said she did not speak of the incident until telling her husband years later, and telling her teenage daughter years after that.

Bonjean asked whether multiple media reports with allegations in 2015 about Cosby caused her to come forward and tell her story to Gloria Allred, who along with Goldberg represents both her and Huth.

The woman said one brief Allred clip prompted her to do this after she heard Cosby’s denial, but said she had no intention of filing a lawsuit when she sought out Allred.

The woman is not a party to the lawsuit, but is being allowed to testify along with one other woman about her experiences for Huth’s case.

Bonjean gave serious challenges to the other witness, Margie Shapiro, who has told her story several times before to media outlets and in a news conference with Allred.

Shapiro testified that when she was 19 in November of 1975, she was at the Playboy Mansion with Cosby when he gave her a pill, which she took voluntarily. She said she later woke from unconsciousness to find him raping her.

Bonjean produced a document that showed Shapiro was supposed to be in court as a defendant on the day she said she met Cosby when she was working at a donut shop near the set of another film he was making.

“I might have gone,” Shapiro said. “If I needed to I would have taken a short break.”

Bonjean also grilled Shapiro over a matchbook that was produced in court that Shapiro said she got at Cosby’s house when they stopped there briefly before going to the mansion.

Written on the matchbook was “11/18/1975, my evening at Bill Cosby’s house.”

“After this drugging and raping you kept a memento?” Bonjean asked.

“It was important, whether it was good or bad,” Shapiro answered.

Bonjean also challenged Shapiro over her testimony that she knew the pill Cosby gave her was not a Quaalude, a depressant popular in the 1970s, because of the coding etched on it.

She pointed out that in a 2016 interview with police she had said the pill had looked like a Quaalude and that Cosby told her it was one.

“Either I got it wrong or the detective got it wrong,” Shapiro said.

One of the jurors, many of whom were not born in the 1970s, raised a hand and asked the judge for clarification on what a Quaalude was. Shapiro compared it to Valium.

Shapiro said she angrily went looking for Cosby’s house days later but couldn’t find it.

Bonjean asked whether it was true that she was upset because Cosby had declined to take her to the Playboy Mansion, and that she and Cosby had consensual sex at his house and she didn’t like the way he treated her afterward.

“I was upset because he raped me,” she said.

The Associated Press does not normally name people who say they have been sexually abused, unless they come forward publicly, as Huth and Shapiro have several times.