Justin Bieber says sorry for April Fool’s prank about wife Hailey Baldwin’s pregnancy

Justin Bieber was called out for his April Fool’s joke about his wife being pregnant, and the “Baby” and “Sorry” singer tried to smooth things over with an apology on his Instagram account.

“Some might have laughed but some were offended,” admitted Bieber, who referred to himself as a “prankster” and “#dennisthemenace.”

On Monday, Bieber posted a pair of images to make it seem like he and his new bride Hailey Baldwin were expecting their first child. The first was of an ultrasound, which some fans quickly pointed out looked like it was pulled straight from Wikipedia.

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The second was of Baldwin supposedly during a doctor’s visit.

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If U thought it was April fools

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Bieber later posted a third image — a puppy photoshopped onto an ultrasound — to reveal that it was indeed a prank.

“Wait omg is that a,,, APRIL FOOLS,” Bieber said in the caption.

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Wait omg is that a,,, APRIL FOOLS

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It wasn’t a laughing matter to some commenters, who quickly bashed Bieber’s post as being insensitive to those who have trouble conceiving.

“Your legit (expletive). there are mothers WHO have miscarried children and YOUR on here posting this for a joke?” one commenter said. “Please tell me why you have felt the need to make fun of pregnancies justin. Grow the (expletive)up. Haul your head outta your (expletive), …read more

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Suspect in Nipsey Hussle killing arrested

By Alex Dobuzinskis | Reuters

LOS ANGELES – The man suspected of shooting rapper Nipsey Hussle to death in a personal dispute was arrested on Tuesday, Los Angeles police officials said.

“Eric Holder, the suspected killer of Nipsey Hussle, has been arrested and is in police custody,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement on Twitter.

Hussle, 33, whose real name was Ermias Asghedom, was shot multiple times on Sunday afternoon outside of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in south Los Angeles, and was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two other people were wounded in the shooting, police said.

File photo: Eric Holder is suspected of killing Nipsey Hussle. LAPD/Agence France-Presse via Getty ImagesHolder, 29, a Los Angeles resident, fled the crime scene in a Chevy Cruze driven by an unidentified woman, Police Chief Michel Moore told reporters.

The rapper’s death rattled the entertainment and hip-hop world, with celebrities posting memories of the musician on social media. Hussle’s debut studio album, “Victory Lap,” was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. (Additional reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta and Gina Cherelus in New York; editing by Bill Berkrot)

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Why does ‘Aladdin’ continue to fascinate after all these years?

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“Aladdin” was a worldwide smash in 1992, earning more than 500 million and becoming not just the highest-grossing film of the year, but the top-grossing animated movie of all time.

It also won two Academy Awards, for best original score and best original song (for “A Whole New World”).

But the story of “Aladdin” didn’t end there. There would be two direct-to-video sequels, including 1994’s underrated “The Return of Jafar,” as well as a TV series. And “Aladdin” really took on a new life in 2011, as the stage musical adaptation wowed Broadway and ended up earning several Tony Award nominations.

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Eight years later, “Aladdin” is still a big hit on Broadway and a touring production is landing at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts April 10-21.

Then, of course, there’s Disney’s live-action reboot, set to hit theaters May 24.

In other words, it seems the public’s fascination with “Aladdin” — which is based on the Middle Eastern folktale of the same name drawn from the “One Thousand and One Nights” collection of stories — is as strong as ever. And composer Alan Menken, who wrote the music for “Aladdin” and several other Disney blockbusters, explains why that’s the case.

“The story itself is a romantic adventure — very exotic,” Menken says during a recent phone interview. “The way …read more

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2019 Easter brunches, egg hunts and Passover events around the SF Bay Area


Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 14, Clos Pegase Winery & Tasting Room, 1060 Dunaweal Lane, Calistoga. Live music, Easter egg hunt, wine and food. Brunch includes such items as baby rainbow beets, frittatas, ham, French toast and more. $25-$55. http://bit.ly/2JOK4AK

Trace’s Easter Brunch: 7 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20-21, 181 Third St., San Francisco. Menu features steel-cut oats, pastrami smoked salmon, chocolate French toast, egg dishes, rib eye steak and more. www.trace-sf.com/

Easter Brunch: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 21, Rambler, 545 Post St., San Francisco. Special dishes include: honey glazed ham benedict and cinnamon apple French toast. https://www.ramblersf.com/event/easter-brunch/

Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21, 700 Munras Ave., Monterey. Featuring several buffet stations. Morning offerings include smoked salmon, prawns and oysters, egg station, ham and rack of lamb. $25-$55. Pre-order one of three signature paellas when making your reservations. Three sizes: $38-$112. www.hotelcasamunras.com/dining

Rosewood CordeValle Easter Brunch: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, One CordeValle Club Drive, San Martin. Featuring a menu of modern American fare: charcuterie board, raw bar, chef stations, sides and desserts. Also enjoy an Easter egg hunt, face painting station, petting zoo, balloon-animal making and a meet-and-greet with the Easter Bunny. $45-$115. http://bit.ly/2U3ZgPo

Fairmont San Jose Easter Brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, Imperial Ballroom, 170 S. Market St., San Jose. Featuring a wide variety of classic dishes, brunch favorites and desserts. Menu includes a chilled seafood display, charcuterie, carving station and more. $120. http://bit.ly/2V0jkP6

Easter Day Brunch: 10 a.m. April 21, Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord. All-you-can-eat brunch, balloon artist, Easter Bunny, photo booth and more. Menu includes fruit, pastries, cooked-to-order omelettes, eggs benedict, antipasti platter, shrimp cocktail, sushi, pasta, prime rib, smoked salmon, dessert station and more. $25-$55. http://bit.ly/2U4W5Hg

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