Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child via surrogate. (AP)
Updated 16 January 2018
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Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate

NEW YORK: Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate.
“She is here! We’re so in love,” Kardashian, 37, wrote in a post on her website which she then shared with her 58.3 million Twitter followers.
In a brief message, she wrote that their “healthy, beautiful” daughter was born Monday at 12:47 AM local time, weighing 7.6 pounds (3.3 kilograms). The baby girl’s name was not announced.
“We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care,” said Kardashian.
“North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister,” she added.
Kardashian and West married in May 2014, and already have two children: daughter North, 4, and 2-year-old son Saint.
The couple chose to use a surrogate as Kardashian suffered from placenta accreta — a serious condition where the placenta becomes too deeply attached to the wall of the uterus — during her second pregnancy, making a third pregnancy too risky, according to celebrity website TMZ.
TMZ also reported that the Wests paid $45,000 to the surrogate — who was banned from smoking and taking drugs as well as taking hot baths, dying her hair and eating raw fish during the pregnancy.


Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Updated 24 May 2018
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Ex-Hollywood executive Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

  • More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax studio and The Weinstein Co. of sexual misconduct including rape.
  • The allegations have given rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment.

NEW YORK: Former Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to New York City police on charges of sexual misconduct on Friday, the New York Times reported, citing two unidentified law enforcement officials.
Benjamin Brafman, a lawyer for Weinstein, declined to comment on Thursday’s report.
More than 70 women have accused the co-founder of the Miramax studio and The Weinstein Co. of sexual misconduct including rape, allegations that gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment.
Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone.