This week, celebrity news includes the latest on the "Duck Dynasty" controversy, Justin Bieber's Christmas gift to fans, "Jersey Shore" pregnancy news and much more.
Tom Cruise settles defamation suit.
TMZ reported that Tom Cruise ("Mission Impossible," "Top Gun") settled his lawsuit against In Touch and Life & Style magazines. Cruise sued the publications in relation to comments printed about his relationship with his daughter Suri, which he considered libelous. A joint statement was issued: "Bauer Publishing, as well as In Touch and Life & Style magazines, never intended to communicate that Tom Cruise had cut off all ties and abandoned his daughter, Suri, and regret if anyone drew that inference from anything they published."
Duck Dynasty over?
In the wake of last week's Duck Dynasty controversy, which involved Phil Robertson being indefinitely removed from the popular reality show after expressing anti-gay views in an interview with GQ, the Robertson family came out in support of the patriarch, releasing a statement on their Facebook page as follows, "We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of 'Duck Dynasty'."
JWOWW is pregnant.
Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley and her fiance, Roger Mathews, broke the news that they are expectant parents on Christmas Day. The excited star of "Jersey Shore" and "Snooki & JWOWW" took to Twitter to share the happy news and a link to a photo of Farley's ultrasound captioned, "We couldn't have wished for a better gift this Christmas!"
Santa brought Roger and I the best gift of all... http://t.co/7MENFiXxIl ???
— JWOWW (@JENNIWOWW) December 25, 2013
Gabrielle Union engaged.
Gabrielle Union ("Bad Boys II," "Bring It On") got engaged to Miami Heat basketball star Dwayne Wade recently. She took to Twitter to share the happy news, and included a link to a photo of her ring.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 22, 2013
Dot Marie-Jones secretly weds.
"Glee's" Dot Marie-Jones married her longtime girlfriend Bridgett Casteen in a hush-hush ceremony at their home in Los Angeles on Saturday December 21. People reported that close friends were invited over for a holiday party only to find they were attending a wedding.
Marie Osmond becomes a grandmother.
Marie Osmond ("Marie," "Donny and Marie") became a grandmother for the first time when her oldest son Stephen and his wife Claire welcomed a son into the world on December 19. Osmond excitedly took to Twitter to post the happy news:
Hey everyone .....I just became a GRANDMA!!!!!!!!????
— Marie Osmond (@marieosmond) December 19, 2013
Kate Upton and Maksim Chmerkovskiy part ways.
According to People, Dancing With The Stars hunk Maks Chmerkovskiy and Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton have called it quits on their relationship. The pair had been dating since Upton's birthday in June.
Will Arnett is dating a producer.
Will Arnett ("The Millers," "Arrested Development") is dating Hollywood producer Erin David, according to US Weekly. David and Arnett first worked together on "Up All Night." Among David's other production credits are "Saturday Night Live," "Baby Mama," and "Hot Rod."