international news


February 22, 2018
Wendy Williams
John Legend
Gwen Stefani
Blake Shelton

A taxi driver has been found guilty of stealing John Legend's luggage.

The theft took place at New York's JFK Airport in March 2017, with the All of You hitmaker reporting that his Louis Vuitton travel bag had been taken from an unattended cart.

Legend, 39, also took to Twitter at the time to reveal that his bag had been stolen. In his bag were several expensive items, including a pair of $30,000 Cartier panther-shaped diamond-studded cufflinks, a $500 pair of sunglasses, and designer clothes.

Luckily for the singer, airport police saw the events unfold on the CCTV cameras around the area, and managed to catch the culprit.

Queens cab driver Agustin Hilario had claimed that he took the bag accidentally, but surveillance footage analysed by port authority police showed him wheeling the cart to a secluded area of the airport before grabbing the bag and fleeing.

Following a week-long trial which included a testimony from Legend earlier this month Hilario was found guilty by a jury of criminal possession of stolen property, and now faces up to seven years in prison when he's sentenced on March 12.

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton have reportedly put their plans to have a baby on hold for the time being.

The loved-up couple who have been dating since November 2015 are both keen on having children together, but it's not their focus for the moment.

An insider explained: "Blake and Gwen have decided to put plans to have a baby on hold. Their feeling is if it happens naturally, great. But they've decided to not focus on it for the time being."

Gwen, 48, and Blake, 41, have been trying to conceive for more than a year, and although they've been frustrated thus far, the celebrity duo feel that the experience has helped to bring them closer together.

The source explained that Blake who was married to fellow music star Miranda Lambert from 2011 to 2015 has developed a healthy relationship with Gwen's three sons Kingston, 11, Zuma, nine, and Apollo, four who she has with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

Of their ambition to have a child, the insider added: "Blake has always wanted children. And he's great with Gwen's kids, which prompted them wanting their own."

Wendy Williams is set to take three weeks off from her talk show due to complications with her overactive thyroid and her battle with Graves' disease.

The 53-year-old talk-show host has announced that doctors have ordered her to take three weeks of vacation to rest following her battle with an overactive thyroid - which occurs when there is too much of the thyroid hormone in the body and Graves' disease, which is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.

Speaking during Wednesday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the host said: "My thyroid has been totally cattywampus. I feel like there are birds swimming around my head ... My doctor has prescribed, are you ready? Three weeks of vacation. I was p***ed. Encore performances? Really?"

A representative for the show later confirmed in a statement that during the star's hiatus, repeats of the programme will be shown instead.

They said: "The show will be in repeats during this unplanned hiatus. A live show was produced today so that Wendy could speak directly to her fans and explain her condition."