The daily gossip: Jennifer Lawrence is a new mom, The Weeknd should have checked the news before tweeting 'LET'S GOOOOOOOO,' and more

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1. Jennifer Lawrence reportedly welcomes her 1st child

The star of Mother! is officially a mother. Jennifer Lawrence has welcomed her first child with husband Cooke Maroney, TMZ reports. The Hunger Games actress has yet to confirm the news, and the report didn't have information about the baby's sex or name, but public records reportedly showed she gave birth in L.A. County. Lawrence's pregnancy was first revealed in September, about two years after she and her art dealer husband were married. She's been fairly private about her pregnancy, explaining why to Vanity Fair in November: "If I was at a dinner party, and somebody was like, 'Oh, my God, you're expecting a baby,' I wouldn't be like, 'God, I can't talk about that. Get away from me, you psycho!'" she said. "But every instinct in my body wants to protect their privacy for the rest of their lives, as much as I can." If her hope is to keep the child away from the paparazzi as long as possible, may the odds be ever in her favor.


2. The Weeknd posts extremely poorly timed tweet amid Ukraine invasion

Ladies and gentlemen, the award for worst timing of a tweet in 2022 goes to The Weeknd. On Wednesday night, just as news broke that Russia was launching an attack on Ukraine, The Weeknd tweeted, with no context, "LET'S GOOOOOOOO." The singer had started teasing something hours earlier, but it still made for a disorienting sight to see that excited message on Twitter in between breaking news updates about the events in Ukraine and concerns about the possible start of World War III — which it might initially seem like he was cheering on. About two hours later, he clarified he was teasing an announcement that has now been postponed, tweeting, "Unfortunately i'm just now seeing what's happening with the conflict and will pause on tomorrow's announcement. i pray for everyone's safety." And that, kids, is why we don't schedule tweets in the middle of an international crisis.

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3. John Cena criticized for using Ukraine crisis to plug 'Peacemaker'

When it comes to terrible celebrity tweets amid the Ukraine crisis, the cringe just keeps coming. John Cena weighed in on Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Thursday morning with a tweet declaring that he wishes his DC character, Peacemaker, could help everyone out — bringing some real "Mark Wahlberg claims he could have prevented 9/11" energy to the situation. "​​If I could somehow summon the powers of a real life #Peacemaker I think this would be a great time to do so," Cena tweeted. The WWE star was quickly criticized for appearing to use an actual war breaking out as an opportunity to plug his HBO Max show, even including its hashtag. "Celebrities are so out of touch with reality…it's embarrassing," one response read, while another user replied, "Bad time to promote a f---ing TV show. Please delete this. People are dying." Talk about a social media wipeout.


4. AnnaLynne McCord reads bizarre poem to Putin: 'I'm so sorry that I was not your mother'

But wait, there's (unfortunately) more! Nip/Tuck and 90210 actress AnnaLynne McCord also made followers cringe on Thursday after posting an absolutely bizarre video of herself reading a poem addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin. She suggests she might have been able to change the Russian leader had she raised him. "Dear President Vladimir Putin: I'm so sorry that I was not your mother," she says. "If I was your mother, you would have been so loved." For the rest of the more than two minute poem, McCord questions whether Putin's actions were shaped by "soul-stealing pain" he must have gone through as a boy. But, she says, "If I was your mother … I'd have died to protect you from the unjust, the violence, the terror, the uncertainty," and then "perhaps you would hold dear human life." That should do it! At this point, if Gal Gadot wants to go ahead and make an "Imagine" video sequel, she might as well — it can't be worse than this.

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5. Over $200,000 worth of props stolen from 'The Crown' set

Meanwhile, Netflix has a royal headache on their hands after thieves reportedly stole over $200,000 worth of props from the set of The Crown. South Yorkshire police are reportedly investigating after more than 350 items were stolen in a heist, including a replica Imperial Coronation Fabergé coach egg, a grandfather clock clockface, sets of silver candelabra, Russian religious icons, and more. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the theft, and said "replacements will be sourced, there is no expectation that filming will be held up." The show's set decorator, Alison Harvey, said the items are "not necessarily in the best condition and therefore of limited value for resale," but they're still "valuable as pieces to the UK film industry." Police said, though, that "all existing lines of enquiry have now been exhausted." On a completely unrelated note, has anyone heard from Nicolas Cage lately?

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