Madonna took to Instagram to share a new photo of her adopted twins Esther and Stella on Tuesday (Feb. 21). The superstar confirmed that she had welcomed the twins into her family earlier this month, with a photo showing her holding hands with Esther and Stella. "I can officially confirm I have completed the process of adopting twin sisters from Malawi and am overjoyed that they are now part of our family," she told her fans.
A man from Airdrie, Alta., has admitted to strangling his common-law wife and burning her body in an abandoned building because he wanted to go drink beer at Boston Pizza with a friend. Duane Redelback pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Thursday in the 2006 death of Ruth Degayo, whose burned body was found in an abandoned building in Exshaw, about 20 kilometres east of Canmore. Nearly a decade after the homicide, Redelback told two undercover officers that he and Degayo had a fight on the night of Jan. 7, 2006, because she wanted to go to the mall and he wanted to have beers with a friend, according to an agreed statement of facts.
Thanks to the power of social media, today’s athletes have the power to share anything and everything with their legion of fans. Unfortunately, as Novak Djokovic learned, “everything” sometimes includes moments that aren’t meant for public consumption. The world No. 2, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, broadcasted his practice session Thursday on Facebook Live, filmed by his wife, Jelena.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer laughed off the idea of building a wall along the northern U.S. border Thursday after a journalist from Montana floated the notion during his daily media briefing. Spicer and the assembled reporters had to guffaw when the NBC News reporter, taking part via video link, asked whether there were plans to apply to Canada the same treatment U.S. President Donald Trump has directed at Mexico. Cue the chuckles in the White House briefing room.
Prior to her stellar performance of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” at the Grammy Awards, Demi Lovato walked the red carpet in a stunning, almost completely see-through dress. Lovato appeared on Ellen Wednesday, where she talked about why that dress made for an awkward evening: Her date for the night was her dad.
After years of playing Steve Harvey in Saturday Night Live sketches, Kenan Thompson was summoned to Harvey’s daytime show to talk about it. Now, Harvey has played up his annoyance with Thompson’s impression of him; he even confronted Seth Meyers about it just because he worked with Thompson on SNL. “You don’t know the phone calls you put in my life,” teased Harvey in a preview clip of Friday, Feb. 24’s episode.
The St. Louis Blues are going to trade defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. Or at least try to trade the pending unrestricted free agent, whose next contract will be too rich for the team’s salary cap, before the trade deadline on March 1. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, and confirmed by beat writer Jeremy Rutherford, the Blues had a trade in place for Shattenkirk.