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T'was Trending

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM
John Legend
West Indies’ Chris Gayle smiles as he leaves the field after a practice session.
A police officer stands on debris next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.

The cycle of life continues with baby fever, death and destruction, topped off with drama from none other than the Kardashian 'klan', of course. We have all those deets, and much more, in this week's edition of 'Twas Trending.


Chris Gayle's blushing baby


Chris Gayle has turned from "don't blush, baby" to "on my way, baby". It is alleged that he rushed home to be with his long-time girlfriend as she gave birth to their first child. We are sure he blushed at the sight of his daughter.


Baby Fever:



Girl Power


John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen gave birth to their daughter this week and revealed her name: Luna Simone. Could she be an icon in the making? Well, the happy couple posted a picture of their bundle of joy on Instagram, and she is a beauty! Adam Levine and wife Behati Prinsloo also did some revealing of their own. They, too, are having a baby girl!



Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna besties?!


"When we've been best friends the whole time." Say what now? The Chyna-Kardashian plot thickened last Thursday when Kylie Jenner and Blac Chyna both shared photos via Snapchat that they are besties! Fans reshared the photos with their own opinions as captions. Way to stir up this love pot!




Japan experienced two earthquakes, followed by Ecuador, where there was a devastating earthquake with over 500 deaths. Our hearts go out to these countries. #PrayforEcuador




420 is code for National Weed Day in the United States, and last Wednesday, Snapchat got involved, providing a Bob Marley filter to commemorate the occasion. Many cried racism, since that particular filter made participants darker, but others embraced the Rasta love and were honoured to pay tribute to the reggae music legend.


Prince passes at 57


Speaking of legends, the musical icon formerly known as Prince passed away at his estate last Thursday and fans took to social media with an outpouring of condolences for the Purple Rain singer. You will surely be missed, Prince.


Johnny Depp's apology


Well, at least they weren't smuggling drugs. Johnny Depp and his Amber Heard apologised in a video released in an Australian court for smuggling their dogs into the country in May of 2015. Many took to social media to poke fun at the video which looked like a hostage situation. Well, thank God that is all over.


Andre Fowles wins Chopped Challenge


It was a close one, but last week Tuesday, Jamaican chef Andre Fowles won yet another Chopped, putting him one step closer to US$50,000. Proud is an understatement, and we can't wait to tune in to Chopped Ultimate Championship to see you take the title!

It was fitting that commercials featuring Mr Boombastic himself, Shaggy, and Mr Hothead Busy Signal ran during the commercial segments of the programme. Talk about a win-win-win! #Jaminate