Gwen Stefani shoots down talk of engagement to Blake Shelton: 'He’s my boyfriend still'Cydney Henderson, USA TODAYPublished 5:25 p.m. ET Dec. 4, 2018
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Ellen DeGeneres did not have any luck tricking Jennifer Lopez into revealing she was engaged to boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, so the TV host moved to her next target: Gwen Stefani.
During Tuesday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the TV host told Stefani, 49, that "Blake (Shelton) told me that y’all are engaged now."
A surprised Stefani laughed off the matter. "No he didn't," she said. "No we're not. No we're not. No we're not."
Gwen Stefani admitted to Ellen that her boyfriend Blake Shelton only got sexier after he handed over his title of People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" to Idris Elba. Plus, the singer dispelled...
DeGeneres continued to pry. "Yes, he told me you're engaged. So let’s talk about that." But the No Doubt alum stood her ground.
"What are you talking about?" Stefani exclaimed. "We're not. We're not engaged, and we’re not married. And he’s my boyfriend still."
The questions did not stop there, even though Stefani would have preferred they did. DeGeneres asked "when will you get married?" and even encouraged the mother of three to pop the question herself.
"I don’t know," Stefani answered. "Every time I come on here, I think it’s gonna be like, 'I got this.' But I don’t. I don’t. But I do like talking about him. He’s awesome."
Despite what Ellen DeGeneres says, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are not engaged. (Photo: Emma McIntyre, Getty Images for People's Choice Awards)
Like a pro, Stefani steered the conversation toward their joint song and recently released music video for "You Make It Feel Like Christmas."
In the video, Stefani and Shelton, 42, exude old Hollywood glamour as they get in the holiday spirit in a romantic comedy-themed Christmas video featuring ball gowns, Santa Claus and a good old-fashioned food fight.
“It was really crazy because Blake actually hates doing music videos. Hates!" Stefani revealed. "I got him to do it, and his manager was like, 'He'll do it, but he'll only do a performance thing.' We just kept talking him into more and more and more."
Stefani and Shelton have been dating for about three years. Stefani has three sons (Kingston, 12, Zuma, 10, and Apollo, 4) with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. Shelton divorced country star Miranda Lambert in 2015.
Eddie Murphy becomes a father for the 10th timePOSTED 12:19 PM, DECEMBER 4, 2018, BY CNN WIRE SERVIC
Eddie Murphy is a new dad again.
The 57-year-old actor and his fiancée, Paige Butcher, 39, have reportedly welcomed a son named Max Charles Murphy, born on Friday.
The couple are also the parents of a 2-year-old daughter, Izzy Oona Murphy.
Eddie Murphy is a new dad again. The 57-year-old actor and his fiancée, Paige Butcher, 39, have reportedly welcomed a son named Max Charles Murphy.
Murphy is also father to sons Eric, 29, and Christian, 28, with former girlfriends Paulette McNeely and Tamara Hood, respectively, as well as daughters Bella Zahra, 16, Zola Ivy, 18, Shayne Audra, 23, and Bria, 28, and son Miles Mitchell, 25, with ex-wife Nicole Mitchell Murphy.
The actor has an 11-year-old daughter, Angel Iris Murphy Brown, with Spice Girls member and “America’s Got Talent” judge Melanie “Mel B” Brown.
The new baby’s middle name is in homage to Murphy’s brother, actor Charlie Murphy, who died of leukemia last year.
Beyonce leads crowd in singing 'happy birthday' to Jay Z in Johannesburg after the couple performed together at charity concert
PUBLISHED: 12:58 EST, 4 December 2018 | UPDATED: 17:31 EST, 4 December 2018
Jay Z celebrated his 49th birthday in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The pair are still in Johannesburg following an epic performance at a charity concert honoring Nelson Mandela, a century after he was born.
Birthday boy: Jay Z celebrated his 49th birthday in South Africa with wife Beyonce leading a crowd in a round of 'happy birthday'
The video was posted by Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, a famous South African DJ who goes by the monkier Black Coffee.
Wearing an off-the-shoulder printed top, Beyonce was seen in the grainy footage holding a microphone in the middle of a crowd of friends.
The Grammy winner kicked off the group in a round of 'happy birthday' for her mogul husband who turned 49 on December 4.
As the camera pans around, Jay Z pops into the frame for a moment wearing a yellow jacket with his arm around a pal and a huge smile on his face.
Party time: The video was posted on social media by Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, a famous South African DJ who goes by the monkier Black Coffee
So sweet: Beyonce held a microphone as she kicked off the familiar tune
Black Coffee captioned the video 'grateful' with several praying hand emoji's and the hashtag #TheCarters.
The DJ's wife, local fashion designer Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, put together one of Beyonce's most stunning costumes during her performance at the Nelson Mandela concert on Sunday.
The Halo singer rocked an embellished emerald bodysuit that had a silken train and billowing statement sleeves by the designer.
Beyonce's mom, Tina Lawson, shared a sweet birthday message for her son-in-law on social media with an image from backstage at the show.
'A very Happy Birthday to my amazingly talented, super smart, gracious, classy, filled with swag son in law,' she began in the caption.
Forgiven: Beyonce's mom posted a heartfelt birthday message to her son-in-law years after he famously cheated on her daughter
Legacy: The couple traveled to South Africa to perform at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100
'I have witnessed your loyalty to all of your friends, some from childhood if only we could all be so supportive of our friends and share a mutual love and respect for each other like you and your amazing friends.'
Tina continued: 'You have done so much for our Culture, Thank you for that! I could not be more happy to have you in my family and could not be more happy to be in yours.
And, all seemed to be forgiven between matriarch and her son-in-law who once famously cheated on his wife, leading to Bey's sister Solange attacking him in an elevator.
'I have watched you grow personally in leaps and bounds and you are an incredible husband and the best Father. I love you,' Tina finished.
Tina Lawson parties with Beyonce, Solange, Jay-Z, & Kevin Hart
Fashion: local designer Enhle Mbali Maphumulo, the wife of the DJ who posted the birthday video, dressed Bey for the concert
Together: The power couple took the stage together at the show and performed their hit song Apes***
The photo that went with the post showed Jay in front of a sign that say Hov wearing a purple tuxedo and large chain that he donned during his performance with Beyonce.
During the night, Beyonce took the stage for a nearly two hour set in a series of ornate costumes and performed alongside Jay Z for a few songs.
Before the event, which would have been on the former South African president's 100th birthday, Beyonce penned an open letter to Mandela.
'I first met you in 2004 for the 46664 AIDS Benefit Concert in Cape Town, and the impact you have had on my life resonates with me today and every day,' the singer wrote in the letter.
Adding: 'Your kindness and gratitude for every experience, and your ability to forgive are lessons I have learned and will pass on to my three children.'
Celebration! The couple stayed in Africa after their performance to celebrate Jay Z's birthday
Heartfelt: Before the event, which would have been on the former South African president's 100th birthday, Beyonce penned an open letter to Mandela
The event benefited Global Citizen, an advocacy group which campaigns for an end to extreme poverty.
Jay Z and Beyonce have been married for a decade after they tied the knot in a quiet ceremony in April of 2008.
The couple shares three children together, six-year-old Blue Ivy and one-year-old twins Sir and Rumi.
Bey and Jay started dating after collaborating on the hit '03 Bonnie & Clyde.
Marriage: Jay Z and Beyonce have been married for a decade and have three children together
Patrick Corbin agrees to terms with Nationals6:03 PM ET
The deal, pending a physical, reportedly is for $140 million -- significantly higher than the deal Yu Darvish signed with the Chicago Cubs last year. The Washington Post was the first to report that Corbin and the Nats had agreed to terms.
Patrick Corbin's hefty contract could hurt the Nationals in the long run, but GM Mike Rizzo can't be blamed for wanting to win now.
The 29-year-old Corbin, an All-Star selection in 2018, is coming off his best season, going 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA while logging 200 innings for the second time in his career. Relying largely on his filthy slider, the left-hander set a career high in strikeouts (246) after making his first Opening Day start for the Diamondbacks.
The Nationals are banking heavily on the trio as they join the Cubs as the only teams in the majors with three pitchers having contracts in excess of $100 million. In 2019, Scherzer will be in the fifth season of a seven-year, $210 million contract signed in 2015. He has a base salary of $30.263 million. Strasburg is entering the third season of a seven-year, $175 million contract he signed in 2016. He has a base salary of $35 million.
After posting the fourth-best ERA (3.63) in 2017, the Nationals' starting rotation took a step back in 2018, ranking 13th in the majors with a 4.03 ERA.
The Nationals' odds of winning the World Series went from 20-1 to 12-1 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook after the Corbin signing.
Patrick Corbin in 2018
Patrick Corbin posted a number of career bests in the 2018 season for the Diamondbacks.
CAREER RANKERA3.15BestWHIP1.05BestK246Best-- ESPN Stats & Information
Corbin, whose deal is the second highest in Nationals history behind Scherzer, had visited with the Philliesand Yankees during free agency, but the Yankees were adamant that they would not agree to anything more than a five-year deal.
He was the second-hardest pitcher to make contact off in 2018, trailing only Blake Snell, and he had the third-best ground-ball-to-fly-ball ratio (1.79) in the majors behind Dallas Keuchel (2.20) and Jake Arrieta (1.80).
"He is definitely legit," an American League scout told ESPN earlier this season. "He commands his fastball, has a swing-and-miss slider and excellent mound presence. ... Assuming health, he's setting himself up for a large payday."
Corbin was in line to be the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter in 2014, coming off an All-Star season in which he went 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and 178 strikeouts in his first full season. But he suffered an injury to his throwing arm during a spring training game and had to have Tommy John surgery.
He missed the entire 2014 season and part of 2015, and he went 5-13 with a 5.15 ERA in 2016. He was moved to the bullpen that year.
Corbin, selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the second round of the 2009 amateur draft, had a 56-54 record with a 3.91 ERA in six seasons with the Diamondbacks.
ESPN Stats & Information contributed to this report.
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