Why Did Rachel Lindsay’s Dad Skip His Daughter’s Hometown Date on ‘The Bachelor’?

For some, The Bachelor just isn’t a No. 1 priority! (Gasp!)

On the Monday, February 20, episode, Nick Viall worked his charm on the final four ladies and their families. Except one prominent figure was missing from Rachel Lindsay’s Dallas date: her dad. (Watch the clip above to find out why he was MIA!) 

Though Viall told cameras he was “bummed” that the federal judge would be absent from the meet and greet, the 36-year-old model may have also breathed a sigh of relief. After all, the next Bachelorette, a lawyer, previously warned him that her dad, Sam, can be very intimidating. (Fun fact: He was appointed to his high-ruling position by Bill Clinton in 1998.)

But why did he skip what could have been a televised interrogation of his daughter’s boyfriend?

“He legitimately had business during the hometown date with Nick,” a show source reveals. “He has nothing against the show, so he will definitely be part of The Bachelorette season.”

Once the job was done, Mr. Lindsay made sure to clear his schedule for the Milwaukee native. “I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel’s father off camera,” Viall tweeted Monday night during the episode. “Like the other fathers, he was wonderful. Thank u 2 all the families. #thebachelor.”

The judge will likely be pleased with Rachel’s batch of suitors next season. As Us previously reported, ABC didn’t wait for the show’s standout to get the ax from Viall before announcing her as the franchise’s newest star because the network wanted as much time as possible to find her the perfect men.

“They want to be able to cast guys specifically for her,” says an insider. “Producers figured they might as well announce it now and make it official to make sure they get the most and best number of applicants for her season.”

For more on Viall’s awkward conversations with the dads, Corinne Olympios’ standout parents and nanny Raquel’s moment in the spotlight, watch the video above!

The Bachelor airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.

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Drake Says He Has ‘a Lot of Love’ for Rihanna on Her 29th Birthday

Is there still hope for Aubrih? Drake gave a special shout-out to his ex Rihanna on her 29th birthday, during his concert in Dublin, Ireland, on Monday, February 20.

“It’s somebody’s birthday today — somebody I have a lot of love for and a lot of respect for,” the Canadian rapper, 30, told the audience at Dublin’s 3Arena during a stop on his Boy Meets World tour, according to fan videos posted on social media.

“So, instead of singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ though, we just going to do this,” he continued. “We just going to do this in Dublin tonight. Instead of singing ‘Happy Birthday,’ we gon’ set it off just like this. Run it!”

Drake then transitioned into a medley of “Work,” “Take Care” and “Too Good,” his collaborations with the Barbadian singer, as the crowd screamed with excitement.

Us Weekly confirmed in October 2016 that the on-off couple had called it quits on their romance once again. “They will always be close. If they end up together, it could happen, but not now,” a source told Us at the time. A second insider countered that the pair’s relationship was never serious and that they were simply “hanging out, no strings attached.”

The entertainers’ split came weeks after Drake declared his love for Rihanna while presenting her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. “She’s someone I’ve been in love with since I was 22 years old,” he gushed during a lengthy speech about their friendship and romance through the years.

The “Fake Love” rapper and the “Love on the Brain” songstress — who have matching shark tattoos — first met in 2005 while she was filming her first-ever music video for “Pon de Replay” at a restaurant in Toronto where Drake worked as a DJ. They dated on and off in the following years, in addition to collaborating on several hit singles.

Drake was most recently linked to Jennifer Lopez, but a source told Us earlier this month that the pair’s relationship had “died down a bit” as he headed overseas for his European tour.

Brenda Buttner Dead: Fox News Host Dies at 55 After Cancer Battle


Fox News Channel’s Brenda Buttner has died following a battle with cancer. She was 55.

Buttner graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in social studies before receiving honors in politics and economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. She began her journalism career at NBC affiliate KCRL-TV in Reno, Nevada.

Buttner joined Fox in 2000 and is best known for hosting Bulls & Bears. She previously hosted CNBC’s The Money Club and was a features editor of Cycle World magazine.

Fox News’ Neil Cavuto paid tribute to his former colleague during a live broadcast Monday, February 21. “You never knew what was going on in her life and how much she was going through in her life. Just that in her sickest moments battling an unrelenting cancer, there was Brenda cheering you on, whether it was staffers whose birthdays she would never miss or colleagues to whom she was always reaching out. Including me, checking in after my heart surgery and urging me, me, to be strong as she carried a far greater life or death burden. But she never said a word — ever.”

“She took stock of life much more than any stock in life. It’s what separated her from everyone else in this business. Not just dollars, you see, Brenda had depth,” Cavuto continued. “Let it be known that Brenda Buttner made us want to watch a business show with heart. Her heart, her spirit.”

Buttner resided in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and is survived by two daughters.

Is the Secret to Duchess Kate’s Flawless Complexion Nutella?

Yum! According beautician Deborah Mitchell, who has reportedly worked with Duchess Kate, the future queen of England may have a delicious secret for maintaining for flawless complexion: Nutella. 

In an interview with ITV, Mitchell, who founded Heaven Skincare, said that her clients mix the dessert spread with some sugar and a touch of lip balm for an at-home facial that sounds good enough to eat.

While we can’t totally co-sign on the practice — everyone’s skin reacts differently to sugar, so it’s best to talk to your dermatologist first — it’s worth noting that hazelnut is a fixture in many top beauty products, especially hazelnut oil. The extract has been known to both soothe and plump skin, so we certainly see the logic!

If you’d like to treat yourself to some royalty-inspired pampering, we rounded up three hazelnut-infused beauty items for you to try — just don’t eat them!

For Your Hands

Especially perfect for the winter months, Laura Mercier’s Creme de Pistache Hand Creme ($18, neimanmarcus.com) nourishes hands using hazelnut, plus almond, praline and freshly whipped cream. (Honestly, that sounds good enough to put in a crepe, too.)

For Your Face

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil ($58, sephora.com) relies on hazelnut oil to soften, soothe and seal in moisture, preventing fine lines.

For Your Lips

Pucker up! The Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil ($44, sephora.com) uses 14 essential and plants oils, including that of hazelnut, to help give you a smooth — and plumped up — smoocher. Can’t say no to that.

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Blake Shelton to Gwen Stefani in ‘The Voice’ Season 12 Promo: Don’t Tell Contestants ‘About Our Hookup’!

You learn something new every day — like the fact that Blake Shelton does not want Gwen Stefani talking about their relationship on The Voice. In a preview clip for the hit NBC series’ season 12, debuting Monday, February 27, the four judges reveal their biggest musical influences growing up and give a hint of what’s to come during the upcoming competition. Spoiler alert: It involves puppets.

“What got me into music is, I think, what got us all into music — music playing all around you when you were a kid,” Alicia Keys says. “My mother had a pretty impressive record collection, and I remember Sundays being a time when a lot of music was played.” Keys is basically right, since Adam Levine credits his parents buying a single for him that he played “every single day.” And Shelton says his brother influenced his own taste by default; because his brother played his music so loud, Shelton had no choice but to listen to it as well.

Only Stefani cites something other than family as inspiring her early on. “My biggest musical inspiration was The Sound of Music,” she reveals. “It inspired me in music and in fashion and for the rest of my life.” The bubbly blonde also added that the show doesn’t have “any kind of boundaries, so anything can go.” Considering her romance with Shelton, that seems like an accurate statement … but he doesn’t want to talk about it.

While trying to persuade a contestant to team up with her in a preview clip from an upcoming episode, Stefani notes, “I just did a country song with Blake Shelton, so I’ve got the hookup!” 

Shelton quickly chimes in to chide her for talking about their extracurricular relationship. “That is so inappropriate to be talking about our hookup!” the country music star jokes. At least it seems like he was joking. Also, for some unknown reason, at one point, Stefani has a puppet version of Levine that she uses to mock him; no word yet on whether she has a puppet version of her boyfriend.

Tell Us: Which coach do you think will win season 12 of The Voice?

The Voice returns to NBC Monday, February 27, at 8 p.m. ET. 

Katy Perry Visits Futuristic Theme Park in ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ Music Video: Watch!

Welcome to Oblivia! Katy Perry debuted the music video for “Chained to the Rhythm,” her new single with Skip Marley, on Tuesday, February 21.

In the four-minute video, the 32-year-old singer dons a Judy Jetson-esque white dress and rocks cotton candy pink hair as she heads to a futuristic, escapist theme park named Oblivia.

Throughout the video, which was directed by Matthew Cullen and filmed at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, Perry and the other attendees dance their way through the seemingly perfect amusement park, oblivious to the world around them. Like Perry’s performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards, the video is a commentary on the current political climate in the United States.

“So comfortable, we’re living in a bubble, bubble,” the pop star sings, as she pricks her finger on a rose thorn. “So comfortable, we cannot see the trouble, trouble.”

Later in the dystopian visual, Perry and her friends drink flaming glasses of blue “inferno H2O” and watch a fellow parkgoer run on a human-size hamster wheel. Toward the end, Marley, 20, who is the grandson of the late reggae singer Bob Marley, pops out of the 3-D movie screen and raps, “Time is ticking for the empire / The truth they feed is feeble / As so many times before / They greed over the people.”

“Chained to the Rhythm” is the first single from the “Teenage Dream” singer’s forthcoming fifth studio album, her first since 2013’s Prism. The song premiered on February 9, along with a quirky lyric video.

“I’m so proud of [the song],” Perry told Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet ahead of the Grammys. “I think it’s a new era of me. I call it an era of purposeful thought. All of my songs have always had layers to them. … I used to be kind of the queen of innuendos, and I woke up and educated myself more, and I think I’m maybe more the queen of subtext, and I think it’s a song that starts conversations … and I think we need to listen to each other.”

Watch “Chained to the Rhythm” above!

Josh Murray, Amanda Stanton Kiss After Split: Photo

Back in paradise? Josh Murray and Amanda Stanton were caught kissing over the weekend, two months after calling off their engagement.

The exes — who met and got engaged during season 3 of Bachelor in Paradise last year — were spotted embracing in L.A. on Sunday, February 19. The former baseball player, 32, commented on the PDA during a Facebook Live chat with Entertainment Tonight.

“This is the first time I’ve seen her in awhile,” he said on Monday. “There were conversations that needed to be had, and we had a great dinner. It was a good evening, we had a good time. Whenever we’re together, I mean outside of the show and outside of the drama that’s shown and that kind of stuff, it’s always been a good relationship.”

A source tells Us Weekly that the pair are now “talking and working on things” and are “just trying to stay private with it right now.”

Us confirmed last month that the couple split after a few months together. Murray, who was previously engaged to season 10 Bachelorette Andi Dorfman, opened up about the breakup exclusively with Us.

“As for our relationship, it just wasn’t working out and it sucks. I moved across the country for her, I fell in love with her kids, really loved her family, but we just weren’t able to grow together as a couple and it was very frustrating,” he said in January. (Stanton, 26, has two young daughters with her ex-husband, Nick Buonfiglio.)

“We have similar things we want in life, but we are also very different on other important things as well,” Murray continued. “I will always love her and the little ones; they held a special place in my heart. I hope everyone can respect our relationship and just pray for our happiness in the future. I will always wish nothing but the best for her, she deserves it.”

Stanton has yet to comment on their current status, but did tweet that she’s been in good spirits. “Ever have those days where you just wake up in an obnoxiously good mood?! me all day today,” she wrote on Monday.

Is Kendall Jenner’s Look With Gold Teeth and Huge Hoodie a Fashion Fail?

Kendall Jenner is making some bold fashion statements both on and off the runway! In town for London Fashion Week, the supermodel headed out last night to attend a party for Love magazine wearing a surprising ensemble.

The 21-year-old spokesmodel for Estée Lauder wore an oversize white crocheted Burberry hoodie with two pom-poms over a white slip dress and black boots. While she kept her beauty routine simple with luminous skin, bold red lip and center-parted hair pulled back, she did add a surprising accessory to the mix. Paps snapped Jenner flashing two gold caps on her teeth.

Perhaps this latest style statement is a nod to her brother-in-law Kanye West, who has been known to wear gold and diamond grills and fronts on occasion.

What do you think of Jenner’s look: Fab or fail? Tell us in the poll!

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Flip or Flop’s Christina El Moussa Speaks Out About Tarek Split: ‘We’ll Always Be Working Together’

Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa opened up about her high-profile split from her estranged husband and costar, Tarek El Moussa, during an interview on Good Morning America on Tuesday, February 21. Watch a clip above!

“Honestly, despite everything, I’m doing really, really, really good,” Christina, 33, told GMA cohost Michael Strahan. “Tarek and I met 10 years ago at work and went through a market crash. We went through [Tarek’s] cancer, infertility. Now we’re going through a very public divorce, but, despite everything, our primary focus always will be our kids. We continue to work together, and there’s a lot of false stories and a lot of hype, but in the end we’re just normal, nice people who just want to be the best parents and coworkers that we can be.”

As Us Weekly previously reported, Tarek, 35, filed for divorce from Christina on January 9 after seven years of marriage. The news came a month after the reality stars revealed that they were splitting in the aftermath of a May 2016 altercation at their home in Orange County, California. The former couple have since begun seeing other people; Tarek dated one of the family’s former nannies, Alyssa Logan, 23, and then moved on to Logan’s friend, as Us exclusively reported. 

On GMA, Christina said she and Tarek will continue to work together on season 7 of their HGTV series amid their divorce. “[We] filmed together three, four days a week and … we have a great crew. We have so much fun on set, and we look forward to continuing the show,” she said. “It’s our normal. We also run a seminar company together, Success Path, and every five weeks we go to Vegas together. … [We] have a great time, and we’ll always be working together.” It is unclear if the show will continue after season 7.

The real estate agents share two children, daughter Taylor, 6, and son Brayden, 18 months, whom they continue to coparent. “Our kids are amazing,” Christina said on GMA. “[Brayden] is, like, literally the happiest kid on the planet. He’s always in a good mood. And Taylor, she’s 6, and she’s awesome. She actually just won an award at school for being joyful, so it just shows our kids are transitioning well.

“Tarek and I are friends, and we have a lot of support from our family,” Christina continued. “Despite everything … the kids are doing great, really great.”

Christina also revealed that she is currently “in the very early stages” of writing a book that will chronicle the “things I’ve gone through and what’s really helped me cope.”

‘Today’ Show’s Hoda Kotb Adopts a Baby Girl: First Photo

Surprise! Hoda Kotb has adopted a baby girl. The Today show cohost called in to the morning show to announce the news on Tuesday, February 21. Watch her emotional announcement in the video above!

“She’s a Valentine’s baby. She is the love of my life,” Kotb, 52, said of her daughter, Haley Joy. “I didn’t know my heart could feel like this. This is a moment in my life that I never thought would happen, and here it is, happening to me.”

Today’s official Instagram account also shared a photo of the proud new mom holding her newborn. “Welcome to the family, Haley Joy!” reads the caption.

“Do you know how hard it has been to keep this secret?” Kotb’s cohost, Kathie Lee Gifford, asked. “I have the biggest mouth in the world, and I’ve said zilch.”

Kotb didn’t give any more details on her new addition, but she did receive plenty of well wishes from her colleagues.

“This little girl Haley is the luckiest girl in the world,” Matt Lauer said. Gifford, 63, chimed in: “You were made to be a mom.”

This is the first child for Kotb, who was previously married to Burzis Kanga from 2005 to 2007. In October, the TV personality announced that she was moving in with her boyfriend, Joel Schiffman, after three years of dating. (Kotb did not reveal if Schiffman was involved with the adoption.)

“It’s been so long since I’ve lived with someone, I’m a little concerned with me — not him. Like how I am, as a human? You know, it’s not going to be easy for poor Joel,” she said on her SiriusXM show at the time. “I was afraid to tell my own mother that I was moving in with my boyfriend. I was afraid. I don’t why! I know it sounds weird — I’ve been married, it’s like whatever. Anyway, it’s all happening. Hocus pocus. We’re shopping, we’re cohabitating.”