Kate Upton is on three different SI swimsuit edition covers this year. It s her third time as the cover girl. AP FILE PHOTO/INVISION
Kate Upton is on three different SI swimsuit edition covers this year. It s her third time as the cover girl. AP FILE PHOTO/INVISION

A three-peat for Upton on SI swimsuit cover

NEW YORK (AP) -- She's once, twice, three times a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover lady.

Kate Upton is once again gracing the cover of the annual issue, becoming only the fifth woman to do so three times.

This year, she's making the splash with three different covers.

Other women who did the cover three times include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley, who also is featured in this year's edition with her two daughters.

Elle Macpherson holds the record with five cover appearances.

Other notables in this year's edition include former cover girl Chrissy Teigen, an expectant mother and athletes including tennis champ Serena Williams and Olympic gold-medal gymnast Simone Biles.

Thomas Rhett and wife, Lauren. AP FILE PHOTO/INVISION
Thomas Rhett and wife, Lauren. AP FILE PHOTO/INVISION

Woman sues Howard Stern over aired phone call to IRS

BOSTON (AP) -- A Massachusetts woman has sued Howard Stern and the federal government after her telephone conversation with an IRS agent was aired on Stern's show.

Judith Barrigas says she called the IRS in May 2015 for a question about her taxes and was connected with an agent who was on hold with Stern's show. Somehow, her 45-minute call could be heard by Stern's producers.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Boston. Barrigas says that after the conversation was aired, she had difficulty sleeping and eating, sought treatment and has had difficulty finding a job. She alleges invasion of privacy and negligence and seeks unspecified damages.

Stern's company did not immediately comment.


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The IRS says it doesn't comment on pending litigation but takes the confidentiality of taxpayer information very seriously.

Country singer Thomas Rhett's family is growing by 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Country singer Thomas Rhett's family is growing by two in 2017. The "Die A Happy Man" singer announced Wednesday on Twitter that his wife, Lauren, is pregnant and they are adopting a child from Africa.

The couple, whose last name is Akins, posted a photo of themselves with the word "baby" spelled out in balloons with the caption, "Life is about to get crazy!" They are vocal about their support for adoption and have helped raise money and volunteered on mission trips with the nonprofit 147 Million Orphans.

Married in 2012, the couple appears in the music video for his No. 1 country hit, "Die A Happy Man," which earned him a Grammy nomination this year.