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    Jessica Simpson is a mom for the third time! The fashion entrepreneur and singer gave birth to a daughter named Birdie Mae Johnson Tuesday in Los Angeles. She announced the news in an Instagram post. >> Read more trending news  Birdie weighed 10 pounds, 13 ounces. Reportedly, Birdie is a family name on Simpson’s side. The black-and-white photo shows big sister Maxwell Drew, 6, holding her youngest sibling’s hand. A representative for the singer confirmed the news to People Wednesday. Birdie is the third child for Simpson, 38, and her husband, former NFL player Eric Johnson, 39. They are also parents to son Ace Knute, 5.  Related: Jessica Simpson pregnant with baby No. 3 Simpson announced her pregnancy with the help of her children in a September Instagram post. She also confirmed she was expecting a baby girl. The couple started dating in 2010 and were married four years later.
  • Tyler Perry Studios has now opened at the old Fort McPherson Army base and that means there’s a potential for thousands of new jobs in Atlanta. But if you want to work there, you've got to follow some pretty specific directions to be considered. >> Read more trending news  First, there isn’t a job board for the positions at Perry’s studios. Applicants are required to register with one of the following agencies:   Urban League of Greater Atlanta Atlanta Workforce Development Agency(AWDA) Georgia Film Academy  Marinella Hume Casting Trojan Labor Atlanta Express Employment Professionals Each of the companies will place your information into a system that allows those in charge of hiring to find you – if you fit the profile for what they happen to be searching for. The studio has quite a defined hiring process, and it varies depending on where you live Atlanta and metro communities. The best way to get started is to contact one of the six companies listed above and fill out the required paperwork. Also, complete any competency tests needed to get in the systems, so you're ready when the positions become available. For Atlanta residents, the AWDA will provide basic training, and there is the potential for childcare and transportation as well.  The Urban League is for all metro Atlanta residents, while the Georgia Film Academy helps with entry-level positions on set. For those interested in breaking into acting, the casting agency is the place to start. Trojan and Express are both standard staffing agencies, which place people in a variety of positions. Although the studio can be contacted by using a form on their website, they will not return requests for job information, and will direct you to one of the partnering companies. >> Related: Tyler Perry offers to help family of single mom killed at Alpharetta bank According to the website for Tyler Perry Studios, they are seeking people 'with a genuine passion for film and television. With our ever-expanding company we are always looking for talented and creative people to assist in bringing imagination to reality. If you want a career that inspires, work that expands your creativity, gives you the chance to live your passion, grow and evolve then come join our team.' There have been several positions already filled in construction and security work at the building that was once part of the now decommissioned Army base. Located about 10 minutes from downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the studio is situated on more than 30-acres, and will boast 12 sound stages, a post production facility, a 400-seat theater and a private screening room. It is the first major sound stage for major motion pictures on the East Coast.
  • The cause of death for actor Kristoff St. John has been revealed by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.  TMZ reported that the coroner’s office listed hypertrophic heart disease as the cause of death. It is categorized as accidental. >> Read more trending news  St. John was found dead in his San Fernando Valley, California, home Feb. 3. He was 52 years old. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease happens when plaque builds up in the arteries of the heart, making it difficult for it to pump blood to the rest of the body. St. John was best known for his role as Neil Winters on the long-running daytime soap opera “The Young & the Restless.” He had been on the show since 1991 and won numerous Daytime Emmys and NAACP Image Awards for the part.
  • Wendy Williams has come clean about the reason for her two-month hiatus from her daytime talk show. Us Weekly reported that the 54-year-old mother, wife and author revealed toward the end of her Tuesday show that she has been working on her sobriety. “You know me for being a very open and truthful person and I’ve got more to the story for you,” the host, 54, said. “You know (my husband) Kevin (Hunter and I) have The Hunter Foundation for the good of the people. We recently launched our 888-5 HUNTER number for those of you caught up in the struggle of addiction,” she said. “Well, for some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house. When you see me come to work glammed up, right after the show I go across the street, I do my Pilates. I told you – two hours a day or (so) to take care of my body.” >> Read more trending news  Williams has been candid about her past struggles with cocaine abuse, which she said she quit without any help. Now, she says she goes to “several meetings” in the tri-state area for her sobriety.  “I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she said, according to Page Six. “They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It’s been really interesting, this ride.” Related: 'I’m still wearing my ring': Wendy Williams returns to talk show, addresses health, marriage She said only her immediate family knew she was at a sober living facility. “Only Kevin and Kevin (Jr.) know about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here, she said. “After I finish my appointments, seeing my brothers and sisters, breaking bread, I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to the home that I live in here in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family. They hog the TV and watch soccer, we talk and read and talk and read. and then I get bored with them. Doors are locked by 10 p.m. Lights out by 10 p.m. So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling, and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So that is my truth.” Williams returned to her talk show March 4 after a two-month hiatus for health reasons, which included a fractured arm. On her first show back from hiatus, Williams briefly addressed rumors about the reason for her absence, saying she visits the gym every day for two hours a day.  “I’m at home and I’m taking my thyroid meds and I’m meditating,” she said. She also maintained that her marriage was fine. “I’m still very much in love with my husband and anyone who’s been married, you know.” “Marriages have ebbs and flows, marriage isn’t easy. And don’t ask me about mine until you see this gone,” she said, pointing to her wedding ring. “And it ain’t going anywhere, not in this lifetime.”
  • The reality TV star known as Mama June is in trouble with the law. >> Read more trending news  June Shannon, known for her turns on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” and “Mama June: From Not to Hot” was arrested in Alabama last week on drug charges, according to media reports. Shannon is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and use and or possession of drug paraphernalia, WVTM-TV reported. She was arrested with her boyfriend, Eugene Edward Doak, after a fight at a Tuskegee gas station, according to WVTM. Doak allegedly threatened her life and was charged with domestic violence and drug charges.  Police searched a vehicle and found a needle, a crack pipe and other drugs and paraphernalia, the news station reported. >> Trending: Woman sues Olive Garden, claims stuffed mushrooms burned her throat Both were jailed in Macon County, Shannon on a $10,000 bond and Doak on an $11,000 bond.
  • Disney actor Kyle Massey is facing a lawsuit by a young girl he allegedly offered to help pursue a career in Hollywood. >> Read more trending news  Massey, 27, probably best known for his role on the hit show “That’s So Raven” when he was younger, has known the now-13-year-old since she was 4, according to news reports, when Massey met the girl and her mother at Universal City. The lawsuit contends the girl, known as Jane Doe in legal documents because of her age, kept in touch with Massey over the years and recently asked for his help in auditioning for a reboot of Massey’s spinoff show “Corey in the House,” People.com reported.  The suit contends Massey offered to move the girl, who lives in Seattle, to Los Angeles to live with him and his girlfriend, despite her age, and friended her on Snapchat in December.  >> Trending: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin sued for $500 billion over college admissions bribery scandal  The girl claims in the lawsuit that Massey sent her sexually explicit text messages, images and videos, and she is suing for $1.5 million, according to People. Massey, who voices the character Milo on “Fish Hooks,” also starred in the movie “Life is Ruff” and competed on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2010.
  • Singer Louis Tomlinson, a star of the popular boy band One Direction, is mourning the sudden loss of his younger sister, Félicité Tomlinson. >> Read more trending news  The model and social media star, 18, collapsed Wednesday at her London apartment from a suspected heart attack, according to news reports. The Metropolitan Police Service told E! News that when emergency responders arrived, they found a female in cardiac arrest who was pronounced dead at the scene. 'Police are in the process of informing her next of kin,' E! reported, according to a police statement. 'At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.' The loss of Félicité Tomlinson comes just two years after the family lost their mother, who died from leukemia. >> Trending: ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’ film features unheard recording by INXS frontman Louis Tomlinson, 27, just released an emotional tribute song to his mother called “Two of Us,” who died in 2016. The last post Félicité Tomlinson shared on Instragram is a selfie of her sitting on the floor with the caption, “Don’t know why I look so shocked,” with a heart emoji.
  • A new documentary on INXS singer and songwriter Michael Hutchence will include two previously unheard recordings from the talented rocker, who died by suicide in 1997 at the age of 37. >> Read more trending news  Directed by Richard Lowenstein, who was also behind many of the band’s early videos, “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” focuses on the life and career of Hutchence and is set to premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival next month. “Mystify” was the name of INXS’ fifth and final single from their wildly successful 1987 album “Kick.” “Their legacy is growing every day, and a new generation of fans from around the world are discovering INXS through streaming,” Chris Murphy, of Petrol Records, the band’s label home, said in a statement Thursday, according to NME.com.  “We are entering an exciting period of rediscovery of their legacy and a reassessment of their place in music history,” Murphy said. An accompanying soundtrack will “showcase the musical talents of Michael’s song writing and velvet lyrics,” he said. The label hasn’t announced a release date for the soundtrack. >> Trending: Luke Perry buried in private funeral near his Tennessee farm, reports say INXS had a string of big hit songs in the late 80s, including “What You Need,” “Listen Like Thieves,” “Need You Tonight” and “Never Tear Us Apart,” to name a few.
  • Actor Luke Perry was laid to rest in a private funeral service Monday in Dickson County, Tennessee, according to news reports. >> Read more trending news  The “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Riverdale” actor was surrounded by his family when he died at a Burbank, California, hospital on March 4, a week after suffering a massive stroke. According to his death certificate, obtained by several news outlets, including USA Today and E! News, his service was handled by Taylor Funeral Home in Dickson County near Nashville. The death certificate also listed the most common kind of stroke, an ischemic cerebrovascular accident, as the cause of death, USA Today reported. Perry’s fiancée, Wendy Madison Bauer, was listed as his next of kin. Perry was a part-time Tennessee resident since the mid-1990s, when he bought a farm in the small town of Vanleer, about 50 miles west of Nashville. >> Related: Luke Perry’s daughter on father’s stroke: No ‘lesson on how to handle’ death 'The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning,' a Perry representative said in a statement to E! News after the actor’s death.      
  • The cause of death for actor Luke Perry has been confirmed as a massive stroke. TMZ obtained the death certificate of the “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Riverdale” star Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  According to the certificate, Perry died March 4 at 12:44 p.m. The cause of death is listed as ischemic cerebrovascular accident -- also known as a stroke -- which happened six days before he died. Related: Luke Perry: 5 things to know about the actor and '90210,' 'Riverdale' star Perry had a stroke at his Sherman Oaks, California, home Feb. 27. He is survived by his adult children, Sophie Perry and Jack Perry, and his fiancee, Wendy Bauer, who is listed as next of kin. Perry was buried in Dixon, Tennessee, Monday.