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The daily gossip: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra welcome 1st child via surrogate, Pete Davidson and Colin Jost buy a Staten Island ferry, and more

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra welcome 1st child via surrogate

Surprise! Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra revealed Friday they have become parents. "We are overjoyed to confirm that we have welcomed a baby via surrogate," they wrote on Instagram. According to TMZ, the baby girl was born on Saturday in California, though they haven't revealed her name. Jonas and Chopra have been married since 2018, and they had previously said they hoped to have kids. "I do want children, as many as I can have," Chopra told the Sunday Times, and in a Vanity Fair interview published just last week, she said kids were a "big part of our desire for the future." Might their baby girl one day have some Jonas brothers of her own? 

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Pete Davidson and Colin Jost drop $280,000 on a decommissioned Staten Island ferry

Just call them the kings of Staten Island. Saturday Night Live stars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost have partnered with comedy club owner Paul Italia to buy a decommissioned Staten Island ferry boat. The three reportedly spent $280,000 on the boat at a city auction — and Italia told the New York Post they have "grand plans" for it. "The idea is to turn the space into a live entertainment event space, with comedy, music, art, et cetera," Italia said. "We're in the early stages, but everybody involved had the same ambition — not to see this thing go to the scrapyard." The ferry was listed as being in "poor condition" and was decommissioned due to mechanical issues. It's unclear when this possible ferry club might open, though when it does, Kanye West will presumably just happen to be in the area that same day for unrelated reasons. 

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Adele 'so upset' to postpone Las Vegas residency at the last minute

Adele won't be saying hello to Las Vegas today after all. The singer took to social media on Thursday evening to emotionally announce that her Las Vegas residency dates are being postponed because "we've been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID," adding, "Half my team are down with COVID." The Vegas residency, "Weekends With Adele," was set to begin today at the Caesars Palace Hotel and run through mid-April, with two shows each weekend. Adele cried as she told fans she's tried "absolutely everything" to get the show ready in time and that she's "gutted" to be postponing it at the last minute. "We've been awake for over 30 hours now trying to figure it out, and we've run out of time," she said. "I'm so upset, and I'm really embarrassed, and I'm so sorry to everyone who's traveled." It's disappointing news for fans who had tickets, but given the circumstances, hopefully they'll go easy on her. 

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Next 'Mission: Impossible' delayed yet again

Here's a dispiriting thought: movies scheduled for release nearly three years after COVID began are still getting delayed over COVID. Paramount Pictures announced Friday that the next two films in the Mission: Impossible franchise starring Tom Cruise have been delayed yet again. Mission: Impossible 7 was scheduled to open on Sept. 30, 2022, but it now won't be released until July 2023. The eighth film will then open in June 2024 instead of June 2023. The former sequel was previously expected to open in July 2021, only to be delayed to November 2021, May 2022, and then September 2022. It was a bit of a surprise after Spider-Man: No Way Home absolutely destroyed at the box office amid the Omicron surge and Paramount's own Scream did pretty well last weekend, too. But clearly, releasing these next Mission: Impossible movies in theaters has turned out to be the most impossible mission of all.   

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Godzilla is heading to Apple TV+

Remember less than a year ago when the epic monster mash Godzilla vs. Kong was such a big screen spectacle it helped revive movie theaters? Well, the franchise is now set to continue … in a new TV show. Apple TV+ announced a new Godzilla streaming series in the "Monsterverse" is in the works. The show will be set in the aftermath of "the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans that leveled San Francisco and the shocking new reality that monsters are real," centering around "one family's journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to the secret organization known as Monarch," Apple said. A new King Kong movie called Son of Kong was previously reported to be under consideration, presumably for theaters — perhaps answering the question of who really won that battle in the end. Anyway, we'll look forward to Godzilla vs. Ted Lasso sometime in 2025 or so. 

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