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Princess Charlene of Monaco has twins

Plus, Nicole Richie's sister is now a model, Rihanna's brother is now a rapper and Joan Rivers' wealth goes to her family and charities

By Andrea Tim | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Monaco's twin heirs
Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene welcome twins
It's a girl! And a boy! Monaco's monarchy has been blessed with not one but two new heirs to the throne, named Gabriella Thérèse Marie and Jacques Honoré Rainier. Their mother, Princess Charlene gave birth yesterday, 10 December, at the Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco.

Princess Gabriella, who will be given the title Countess of Carladès, was born two minutes before her brother Jacques, who is to receive the title Marquis of Baux. But due to Monaco's succession laws, it's Jacques who will be next in line for the throne after his father.

Although aware his wife was expecting twins, Prince Albert had reportedly not wanted to know the babies' sex before their births. In celebration, 21 cannon shots were fired for each baby. The BBC notes that this is the first time the principality's royal family welcomed twins since its foundation in the 13th century.

(Photo: Handout via Getty Images)

Nicole Richie's sister, Sofia, lands a modelling contract
At only 16 years old, Sofia Richie is getting her share of the spotlight that her father Lionel and older sister Nicole are more than used to. Following her steady entry into the fashion industry, Sofia has scored a modelling contract with Select Model Management, which also represents Fei Fei Sun, Irina Shayk, Agyness Deyn, Natasha Poly and Pixie Geldof. Time will tell if the young star has the chops to really break into the fashion industry like one of her good friends, Kendall.

 

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Rihanna's brother is joining her in the music industry
Rihanna's younger brother is a certain Rorrey Fenty, who goes by Gallest as his nickname. Following in the footsteps of his famous sister, Gallest is carving his own path in the industry, having released a mixtape, Intolerable Cruelty, in June. Just yesterday, he dropped a music video of his new track, Running.

Running boldly sheds light on racist police brutality, which has been a serious concern in the US recently.

"The song is about overcoming one's past and looking to the future as an opportunity for greatness," he told Complex. "I wanted the video to encourage everyone – whether a police officer or a young black man – not to let past misfortunes, prejudices, and upbringing dictate their future."

Joan Rivers' legacy
Melissa Rivers has paid tribute to her mother at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast, speaking of the legendary comedienne in public for the first time since Joan's death in early September.

"My mother was brave," she said. "I actually never thought of her like that but when I look back on her life, I think that might actually be the best word that applies to her."

Melissa went on to say that her mother was fearless. "My mother never thought of herself as a woman working in a man's world. She just thought of herself as a comic and had to be funnier than everyone else."

(Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Even after death, Joan is as generous as she was funny. Page Six reports that she willed a portion of her $150 million to not only her family, friends and staff, but also to charities. Melissa has been bequeathed her mother's tangible property, while other relatives and staff are to receive varying amounts of money.

As per Joan's will, the rest will go to California's Guide Dogs for the Blind, God's Love We Deliver, the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the Jewish Home and Hospital Foundation, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


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