The daily gossip: Nicki Minaj's husband sentenced to house arrest, Martha Stewart wishes some of her friends would 'just die,' and more

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1. Nicki Minaj's husband sentenced to house arrest for failing to register as a sex offender

After failing to register as a sex offender, Nicki Minaj's husband will be locked up for one year ... in his house. A judge has sentenced the rapper's husband, Kenneth Petty, to a year of house arrest after he didn't register as a sex offender in California as he was required to. Petty is registered as a level two sex offender in New York after serving almost four years in prison for attempted rape in the 1990s. But when he and Minaj moved out west, he failed to register there. Prosecutors wanted him sent to prison for 15 months, arguing house arrest isn't enough punishment considering he and Minaj live in a mansion. But a judge had no problem giving him basically the same punishment the general public received in March 2020, though he was also sentenced to three years probation and slapped with a $55,000 fine. Petty's alleged victim previously accused him and Minaj of "witness intimidation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, harassment."

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2. Martha Stewart wishes some of her friends would die so she can date their husbands

If you're a married friend of Martha Stewart, just know there's a good chance she's currently wishing for your death. Stewart chatted about her love life on the Dear Chelsea podcast, admitting to host Chelsea Handler she's got absolutely "nothing" going on because all the attractive men she knows are married to her friends. "I've had the opportunity to be a homewrecker, and I have not taken anybody up on it," she declared. That being said, there is a scenario where she could end up dating her friends' husbands. "Maybe they'll die!" Stewart fantasized. "I always think, 'Oh gosh, couldn't that person just die? Not painfully, just die.' But it hasn't worked out." Needless to say, should any of Stewart's famous friends end up dead under suspicious circumstances in the coming months, feel free to forward this newsletter to the FBI.

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3. What's Armie Hammer up to at a hotel in the Cayman Islands?

Has Armie Hammer found himself a fallback career? Earlier this week, a viral tweet claimed the disgraced actor, whose career imploded over allegations of sexual abuse and a bizarre interest in cannibalism, is now working as a personal concierge at a hotel in the Cayman Islands, showing an alleged flyer with his picture on it and everything. But Variety, citing Hammer's lawyer, debunked this, reporting that while he is staying at that hotel, he doesn't work there, and his friends on the hotel's staff made the flyer as a prank. So, we're done here, right? Well, TMZ on Thursday then curiously published images of Hammer "looking very much like a staffer" at the resort, reporting that he's "been in the office several hours a day," is seen taking smoke breaks, and showed "at least one family around a timeshare on the resort property." This new season of The White Lotus may turn out to be the darkest yet.

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4. Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio to return as Daredevil and Kingpin on 'Echo'

We're getting the Marvel Netflix band back together, folks! Charlie Cox and Vincent D'Onofrio will reprise their respective roles as Daredevil and Kingpin on the upcoming Marvel Disney+ series Echo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series is a spin-off of Hawkeye about Maya Lopez, and D'Onofrio previously had a surprise role as Kingpin in that show. But this will be the first time he reunites with Cox's Daredevil since Netflix's Marvel shows were all canceled a few years back. In fact, the Reporter says Echo will feature a plot in which Daredevil is "searching out a former ally," and the podcast The Weekly Planet claims this will be Jessica Jones, with Krysten Ritter also returning from the Netflix Marvel universe. Meanwhile, Finn Jones, whose Iron Fist wasn't exactly a fan favorite, sits somewhere by a phone that never seems to ring.

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5. Kim Kardashian doubles down on willingness to eat poop to look younger

Kim Kardashian is continuing her global press tour announcing to the world she could easily be convinced to eat poop. The Skims founder made headlines last month for her bizarre statement to The New York Times that she might "eat poop every single day" if it made her look younger, and she doubled down in a new Allure profile, saying she'd "do anything to look and feel youthful" and taking her stunning confession a step further. "I was kind of joking, but now that I think about it, I would probably eat s--t if someone told me, 'If you eat this bowl of poop every single day, you'll look younger,'" she said. Well, after her interviewer reacted in shock, Kardashian conceded maybe she'd eat not a whole bowl of poop daily, but "just a bite." Are you taking notes, David Cronenberg? That's your next movie idea right there on a poop-filled platter.


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