Welcome to the Morning Brief. These are some of the top celebrity and pop culture news stories making news this a.m.
Eddie Murphy and his longtime girlfriend Paige Butcher are expecting their second child together. This will be the legendary comedian’s 10th child. I am exhausted just thinking about it. — Entertainment Tonight
Surprise! Louis C.K. has returned to standup. The reaction at the venue, was, let’s say mixed. — The New York Times
Sorry ginger lovers, Ed Sheeran has seemingly tied the knot. — Entertainment Tonight
BTS break YouTube record as their new single Idol racks up 45 million views in 24 hours. Take that, Taylor Swift. — Billboard
Grab the tissues. Dwayne Johnson sends an emotional video to a teen who lost his mom, the star’s biggest fan, in a car crash. — E! News
Brace yourselves Tom Hardy fans. The actor has revealed that there could be up to three Venom movies. The more Tom Hardy, the better! — Screenrant
In the “no thank you” news of the day, Matt Lauer is telling supporters that he’ll be back on TV. — Page Six
The first teaser for the final season of Game of Thrones is here, and it is epic! you still have to wait until early 2019 for the show to return. Watch below.