Steve Harvey moved to tears by old friend’s birthday message
CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Comedian Steve Harvey was moved to tears when an old friend appeared via satellite on his Chicago daytime chat show to wish him a happy birthday.
Harvey took the unexpected call during the taping of an episode celebrating his 56th birthday.
When the man appeared via satellite and wished Harvey a happy birthday, the comedian was visibly surprised and replied, "Aw, man," as he paced the stage.
"This is Rich Liss from Orlando, Florida," the man said. "Do you still love me, baby?"
Harvey choked back sobs, then said, "Hey, man, I love you."
The talk-show host then explained Liss and his wife, Becky, were huge supporters of him when he was a carpet cleaner trying to begin his comedy career three decades ago.
"I was struggling," Harvey said, wiping tears from his eyes. "I didn’t have nothing. And these people … took me in. … I never forgot it. Thank you. I love you all."
Harvey said he had looked for the couple for years in an effort to repay their kindness, but couldn’t find them.
He also promised them he would send a plane to bring them to Chicago for a taping of his show.
Singer Shakira gives birth to first child, a son
BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 23 (UPI) — Colombian-born singer Shakira Mebarak announced on her website she has given birth to her first child, a son, in Barcelona, Spain.
Milan Pique Mebarak weighed in at 6 pounds and 6 ounces when he was born Tuesday night.
He is the first child for the recording artist and her longtime beau, Gerard Pique.
"The name Milan means dear, loving and gracious in Slavic; in Ancient Roman, eager and laborious; and in Sanskrit, unification," a message on Shakira’s website said. "Just like his father, baby Milan became a member of FC Barcelona at birth. … Both mother and child are in excellent health."
The 35-year-old recording artist confirmed she was dating the 25-year-old central defender for FC Barcelona in March 2011.
Report: Kelly Osbourne and Matthew Mosshart get engaged
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) — British television personality Kelly Osbourne has confirmed she is engaged to chef Matthew Mosshart, her boyfriend of more than a year.
The "E! Fashion Police" co-host, 28, and Mosshart, 29, met at model Kate Moss’ wedding in July 2011.
Osbourne and Mosshart got engaged a few weeks before Christmas, UsMagazine.com said Wednesday.
"Kelly is the happiest she’s ever been," one of her friends told the magazine. "Her career is going well, and she’s in a healthy relationship with a wonderful guy."
A$AP Rocky’s ‘Long.Live.A$AP’ tops U.S. album chart
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) — A$AP Rocky’s "Long.Live.A$AP" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart this week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is the "Kidz Bop 23" compilation album, followed by the "Pitch Perfect" movie soundtrack, Taylor Swift’s "Red" at No. 4 and Bruno Mars’ "Unorthodox Jukebox" at No. 5.
Rounding out the top tier are the "Les Miserables" film soundtrack at No. 6, the Lumineers’ self-titled CD at No. 7, Phillip Phillips’ "The World From the Side of the Moon" at No. 8, Mumford & Sons’ "Babel" at No. 9 and One Direction’s "Take Me Home" at No. 10.