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Sherri Shepherd declared mother in surrogacy ruling

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Sherri Shepherd is going to be a mom, whether she likes it or not, RadarOnline.com reports. On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that the former The View cohost was to be listed as the mother on the birth certificate of the boy who was born last summer via surrogate with ex Lamar Sally.

Shepherd contends she was coerced into having the baby so that Sally could receive child support payments. He has full custody.

"I think this is the first case in the nation where one of the intended parents has tried to opt out of the contract when the pregnancy was in play," Craig Bluestein, a legal representative for the baby, tells PEOPLE.

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One of Time magazine’s Most Influential People in the World, Kanye West took the stage at the Time 100 gala on Tuesday at Lincoln Center in NYC, to perform his latest single, All Day. Another highlight (if you can call it that) was Amy Schumer, who fell accidentally on purpose in front of Kimye on the red carpet a la Jennifer Lawrence. “I saw them, and I asked my publicist, ‘Can I dive in front of them and act like I fell?’ And she said, ‘I can’t stop you,’” the comedian told reporters.

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Rapper GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan will talk about how art and outer space collide at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May as part of the school’s speaker series featuring hip-hop artists, the Boston Globe reports.

GOING ROGUE

Tom Cruise revealed Tuesday at a surprise appearance at CinemaCon in Vegas that he actually hung off the side of an airplane in the film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The actor said he performed the stunt, which involved a massive Airbus A400M taking off and flying to 5,000 feet, eight times with a harness attaching him to the aircraft. Cruise said he was terrified throughout, having to worry about particles from the runway, jet fuel fumes and even birds. “I want to keep audiences on the edge of their seats,” he said.

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