The daily gossip: Scarlett Johansson is pregnant, Britney Spears' mom calls her 'courageous,' and more
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Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost are having a baby
Scarlett Johansson has been conspicuously absent during the promotions for her new movie, Black Widow, leading some to wonder if there was some behind-the-scenes friction between the actress and the Marvel team. Turns out her absence was due to nothing nearly as sinister: On Wednesday, Page Six learned that Johansson is pregnant with her first child with her husband Colin Jost. One insider explained that Johansson is "due soon," while another said the 36-year-old actress has intentionally "been keeping it very quiet. She has been keeping a very low profile." The baby will be Johansson's second child; she shares a 6-year-old daughter with her ex-husband, Romain Dauriac.
Lynne Spears backs Britney, calls her daughter 'courageous'
Britney Spears' mom, Lynne Spears, is asking a court to listen to her daughter's wishes and let her hire a private lawyer two weeks after the pop star's bombshell conservatorship testimony. The request came after Spears' court-appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham, asked to be dismissed from the case after representing her for 13 years. Last month, Spears spoke out against the conservatorship she has been under since 2008, decrying it as "abusive." Lynne Spears — who doesn't have a formal role in her daughter's conservatorship — reportedly praised her Britney's "very courageous showing" in the court filing while noting that she is "able to care" for herself and has been for "many years."
Yes, Blake Shelton whipped out a guitar at the altar
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani tied the knot over the weekend, and the ceremony was everything you'd expect: at a chapel in Oklahoma, officiated by Carson Daly, and complete with an original Shelton song in lieu of vows. Daly detailed the moment on Today: "Blake starts by saying, 'Gwen's always giving me a hard time about not writing enough songs, so I wrote a song.'" Then he whipped out a stool and a guitar, and sang to his bride. The song was called "Reach the Star," but might not be released for the public. Daly described the day as being "as elegant and refined and cool as Gwen is, and it was country and down-home and fun as Blake is." Basically, their wedding was an episode of The Voice, sans Adam Levine and giant red chairs.
Juvenile wants you to 'vax that thang up'
If you thought the era of pandemic music was over, you thought wrong. Juvenile has been inspiring the world to "back that thang up" since 1999, but now he wants you to "vax that thang up." The rapper partnered with dating app BLK to transform his hit song into a NSFW PSA, encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine so they can date safely. Lyrics include: "feeling freaky all night you need to vax that thang up" and "if you wanna get sticky and hot, go, go, go, go get the shot," and the video features Juvenile showing off a vaccination card. So if you were on the fence about the vaccine, or "if you wanna smash some dude named Scott," this is your sign to get the shot.
Aly Raisman needs help finding her dog
In further proof that fireworks are a scourge, gold medalist Aly Raisman is asking for help finding her dog, Mylo, after he got scared and ran away on the Fourth of July. "Please keep your eyes open, he could be trapped or hiding," the 27-year-old gymnast asked folks in the Boston area. She explained that Mylo is "terrified" and asked that if he is spotted, searchers share his location with her instead of chasing him down themselves. Someone get Adam Driver on the case so Aly and Mylo can be reunited soon!