Lori Laughlin And Felicity Huffman Sued For $500 Billion

Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman, the pair is now being sued for $500 billion dollars by a mom who believes her son missed out on a chance at university because of the celebrities who bought their kids’ education.

Jennifer Kay Toy, a teacher who previously taught in the Oakland Unified School District, filed a lawsuit against all the people involved in the college admission scam, claiming that her son, Joshua, wasn’t admitted to university because of their criminal activity.

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l raised my son Joshua by myself since he was two and half years old and I always taught 8 him the same things I taught my students. I made sacrafices [sic] to help Joshua get into a good college  just as many parents do. Because of Joshua’s hard work and study he graduated with a 4.2 grade point average, I couldn’t be more proud.

Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the chearing [sic] took place and did not get in. Joshua and I beleived [sic] that he’d had a fair chance just like all other applicants but did not make the cut for some undisclosed reason. I’m now aware of the massive cheating scandal wherein wealthy people conspired with people in positions of power and authority at colleges in order to allow their chjldren [sic] to gain access to the very colleges [sic] that Joshua was rejected from.

I’m not a wealthy person, but even if l were wealthy l would not have engaged in the heainous [sic] and dispicable [sic] actions of defendants. I’m outraged and hurt because I feel that my son, my only child, was denied access to a college not because he failed to work and study hard enough but because wealthy individuals felt it was ok to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children’s way into a good college.

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In the lawsuit documents, Toy says “Due to the length and breadth of the cheating scam it is estimated that more than 1,000,000 people have been affected.”

Loughlin and her husband J. Mossimo Giannulli, along with Felicity Huffman and many others, were arrested for their involvement in the admission scam, which saw Loughlin fork over more than $500,000 to help get her daughters into UCLA.

In a 204-page affidavit from law enforcement, Loughlin was in Cahoots with Rick Singer, the mastermind of all this, and even sent an emoji after finding out her youngest daughter had been accepted.

“On or about November 16, 2017, [Singer] sent the Giannullis an e-mail bearing the subject line, ‘CONGRATULATIONS!!!’ with their younger daughter’s conditional acceptance letter attached,” the affidavit reads. “Loughlin responded, ‘This is wonderful news! [High-Five Emoji].’

“[Singer] replied: ‘Please continue to keep hush hush till March,’” the affidavit alleges. “Loughlin responded: ‘Yes, of course.’”

No one from the college admissions scam has spoken out about this, but Loughlin has been dropped from Hallmark, while both her daughters have since left university, claiming the bullying would be too much for them to deal with.

[H/T: People]

Do you think Toy has a right to her lawsuit?

Jenny McCarthy Slams Barbara Walters In New Book About “The View”

Jenny McCarthy was a very polarizing figure when she was on The View. Actually, she’s just a polarizing figure in general. McCarthy’s anti-vaccination stance has always landed her in hot water, and her strong opinions were only heightened when she was on the famous daytime TV show.

However, despite being one of the hosts on the iconic show, McCarthy actually seemed to hate working with Barbara Walters, or at least that’s what she says in an upcoming book, Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of “The View.” An excerpt of the book, which was written by reporter Ramin Setoodeh, was published in Vulture, and saw McCarthy slam the iconic Walters for her behavior.

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McCarthy recalls Walters being so unpredictable, she’d have to psych herself up before going to work every day.

“Hopefully, I get the Barbara Walters who is nice,” she recalls telling herself.

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She also claims that Walters screamed at her.

“You know the movie Mommie Dearest? I remember as a child watching that movie and going, ‘Holy cow!’ I’ve never seen a woman yell like that before until I worked with Barbara Walters,” she admits.

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McCarthy does acknowledge, though, that a lot of the attitude could have come from the fact that Walters was in the last year of her contract, and was struggling with the thought of leaving.

“Imagine a woman like Barbara Walters,” McCarthy says. “It’s her last year and she doesn’t want to leave. Think about that. And I’m the new bitch there.”

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Despite Walters being an iconic journalist, she began losing touch with things happening in pop culture. Because of this, McCarthy claims, the show couldn’t “do pop culture anymore because [Walters] doesn’t know who the people are.” It was determined that the show would take a more political tone, and that concerned McCarthy.

“I panicked because I don’t consider myself a political person,” she says. “Now I had to figure out, ‘Am I coming out as a Republican or a Democrat? Where do I stand on all the social issues and political issues?’”

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All of this took a toll on McCarthy, and it got to the point where she was starting to lose her faith.

“I was going to work crying. I couldn’t be myself,” she says. “My fans were telling me, ‘Where’s Jenny? They aren’t letting you be you.’”

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To make matters worse. McCarthy had been offered her own talk show on CBS, but instead she chose to go to The View, and it’s a decision she ended up regretting.

“Every day I went home and I was miserable,” she adds. “It really was the most miserable I’ve been on a job in my 25 years of show business. I kicked myself for not taking the CBS job, of course.”

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It even got to the point where Walters would make McCarthy change clothes if she felt they didn’t match.

“Barbara would check out what I was wearing. If she didn’t agree with it, or it didn’t complement her outfit, I had to change,” McCarthy said. “Mind you, she doesn’t look at anyone’s clothes but mine… I was a human Barbie doll.”

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Perhaps the most ridiculous story that McCarthy revealed was when there was a tampon floating in one of the communal toilets. Walters went ballistic on McCarthy, apparently, forcing the co-host to deal with it.

“She’s standing in the hallway where the guests are, yelling at me about a tampon,” McCarthy recalls. “I don’t know. Maybe in her brain, she went, ‘I’m going to the youngest, newest person here, because obviously she has her period and left a tampon floating.’ This is Barbara Walters. I’m not going to yell at her. So finally I said, ‘I’ll take care of it. I’ll take one for the team and I’ll flush it.’”

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McCarthy began to fear Walters on a daily basis, and even learned to recognize her footsteps.

“When I’d hear the shuffle of her feet, I knew that Barbara was after me,” she recalls. “It would get faster. Oh my God — she’s coming! Based on the speed of the shuffle, I would hide or get on the phone.”

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It’s interesting, though, at the end of the interview, McCarthy seems to dismiss all of her claims, saying Walters didn’t mean anything by what she did.

“Look at what Barbara did to me. I had zero hard feelings,” she says. “I loved her like a grandma. She didn’t know any better.”

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McCarthy also took a shot at co-host Whoopi Goldberg in the new book.

“People don’t understand. Whoopi can knock over anyone in a debate,” McCarthy points out. “Her voice is not only strong in meaning but in sound. I was able to get a point out in three words — like ‘I don’t agree’ — and that’s all I would be able to say. I would be stepped on or interrupted. She had an addiction to controlling all of it and everybody.”

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It’s pretty safe to say this new book will be explosive, and I’m interested to see who else will have their say!

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[H/T: People]

What do you think of McCarthy’s comments?

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth, And That Is One Big Baby

Jessica Simpson announced last year that she and her husband Eric Johnson were expecting their third child. It was a bit of shock, as the former pop star had said she didn’t want any more kids after her first two, Maxwell Drew and Ace Knute.

At her baby shower, Simpson revealed that she would be naming the newest addition to the family Birdie, which is definitely a sweet name, albeit old-fashioned.

Simpson didn’t necessarily have an easy pregnancy, experiencing a lot of bronchitis as well as foot swelling.

“After a week in the hospital for bronchitis (my fourth time in 2 months), I’m finally home!” Simpson wrote on Twitter. “Coughing with Birdie has been a crazy painful journey. I am getting healthier every day. Baby girl was monitored and is doing amazing! I am on my way to healthy!”

She shared images of her swollen ankles, which any pregnant woman will sympathize with.

It took the newer technique of cupping to reduce the inflammation, and it definitely worked.

Finally, after nine long months, Simpson and Johnson welcomed their newest bundle of joy, Birdie May Johnson on March 19th. She shared pictures of the newborn on her social media pages.

“We are so happy and proud to announce the birth of our perfect daughter, Birdie Mae Johnson.

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10 Pounds 13 Ounces”

Now, the average weight of a baby at birth is between 5lbs 8oz and 8lbs 13oz, so for this baby to be 10lbs 13oz is pretty wild. When people got wind of the size of little Birdie Mae, they had nothing but praise for Simpson.

“pure horrified that jessica simpson gave birth to a child the same weight as a vaccum cleaner / small microwave oven / christmas ham / sack of potatoes i wouldn’t be ABLE,” one person wrote.

“Congrats to you and your fam! I delivered a 10lb Baby….couldn’t imagine delivering a baby near 11lbs….props to you!” another commended her. “I bet she is beautiful “

“13oz . . . You are my hero! Well done and what a beautiful name!” someone else said.

Simpson is bound to have a lot of help around the house with the new baby, as her other two kids are always curious about pregnancy and how it works.

“They want to know every detail — like how milk comes out of Mommy, how the baby will actually get here and if my belly button is a speaker to communicate with the baby,” Simpson said. “[We] are constantly cracking up and trying to figure out how to be honest…but not traumatize them or the friends and teachers we know they are sharing every detail with!”

Congratulations to Simpson and Johnson on their newest little addition. Welcome to the world, Birdie Mae!

Wendy Williams Reveals Troubling Truth

Wendy Williams has never been one to shy away from the truth, especially when it comes to her health struggles. The TV host revealed last year that she has Graves disease, which forced her to take almost three months off work. She has also been open about her struggles with addiction, saying that “drugs were an addiction [she] had to overcome.”

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“I was a functioning addict,” she told Entertainment Tonight in July 2018. “I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”

Williams admitted that her drug of choice for over a decade was cocaine, and she seemed to be strong in her sobriety. However, on the most recent episode of her show, Williams made a tearful admission to her fans.

So, you know me for being a very open and truthful person, and I’ve got more to the story for you. For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house. When you see me come to work, glammed up, right after the show I go across the street and do my pilates – I told you, two hours a day, I like to take care of my body, and you know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past.

I never went to a place to get treatment, I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and just stopped. There are people in your family, it might be you who have been struggling. I want you to know more of the story. This is my autobiographical story, and I’m telling you this. After I go to the pilates, I got to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area, and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help. They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs, nothing.

It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle, and it’s been really interesting. Only Kevin [Wendy’s husband] knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. But after I finish my appointments, I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family. They hog the TV and watch soccer. We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them.

Doors locked by 10pm. Lights out by 10pm, so I go to my room and I stare at the ceiling, and I fall asleep to wake up to come back here and see you. So that is my truth.

Williams was visibly emotional when explaining what was going on in her life, but she’s hoping that her story will help others reach out for the help they need. She and her husband started an organization called The Hunter Foundation, which works with families who are struggling with the addiction cycle.

“Our Hunter Foundation just launched last week,” Williams tearfully explained. “We have already successfully placed 56 people in recovery centers around the world, not just the country. It’s a 24-hour hotline, seven days a week.”

The number for The Hunter Foundation is 1-888-5HUNTER (1-888-548-6837).

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If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP.

‘The Curse Of Oak Island’ Treasure Hunter Dan Blankenship Has Died

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Throughout the years, a handful of talented reality stars have branched out to other parts of show business. Evelyn Cormier, who was introduced to America as one of the love seekers from 90 Day Fiance, could be the next crossover star after a great audition for American Idol.Cormier appeared in season 5 of 90 Day Fiance, while wooing her future husband David Vázquez Zermeño in the midst of the Spaniard’s K-1 visa application

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Wendy Williams has never been one to shy away from the truth, especially when it comes to her health struggles. The TV host revealed last year that she has Graves disease, which forced her to take almost three months off work. She has also been open about her struggles with addiction, saying that “drugs were an addiction [she] had to overcome.”Fox“I was a functioning addict,” she told Entertainment Tonight in July 2018. “I

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A coroner’s report on the death of The Young & the Restless star Kristoff St. John has delivered one final twist in the sad saga of the late actor.St. John was reportedly found dead at his home in San Fernando Valley, California last month by a friend who was sent to check on him.While police and paramedics responded to his home, St. John was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 52.The

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Two of the stars of TLC’s reality show Seeking Sister Wife were arrested last week on stalking charges.Bernie and Kristen “Paige” McGee were both charged with stalking Friday and released on bond shortly afterwards.The couple were introduced to the public on the second season of Seeking Sister Wife, which follows couples looking to enter into polygamous relationships.Bernie and Paige’s search for a polygamous relationship was featured on ‘Seeking

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In case you’re not aware, Fuller House star John Stamos and singer Nick Jonas have been involved in a pretty serious prank war.Let’s break down just how it all got started, because Stamos’ most recent escalation is pretty shocking unless you’ve been following this story day by day.NICK JONAS WEARING A SHIRT OF JOHN STAMOS WEARING A JONAS BROTHERS SHIRT. YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS UP. pic.twitter.com/3Hnx7d6jyv&

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Mama June Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

Everyone is looking for the secret to weight loss, and for Mama June Shannon, it appears that secret may be crack cocaine.

Mama June and her boyfriend, Geno Doak, were arrested in Alabama after cops were called to deal with a domestic violence incident between the two at a gas station. When police arrived, Mama June was apparently in a “manic” state, and police proceeded to pat down her and Doak. Doak told police not to reach into his pocket because “I don’t want you to get sticked or nothing.” A needle was found in his pocket, and then the attention turned to Mama June.

Police found a needle inside her car, along with a pill bottle full of white powder in the glove compartment. On Mama June herself, they found a glass pipe with white residue inside. The Honey Boo Boo star admitted the substance was crack cocaine, and claimed ownership of the car and everything inside of it.

Doak was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, as well as domestic violence. Mama June was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Both were released, and when she tried to get her car out of impound from the tow truck driver, it proved to be difficult. Mama June was rambling, couldn’t get her story straight, and didn’t have her license on her.

Then, just days after getting arrested, Mama June and Doak were seen together again at the slot machines at a casino in Alabama. Clearly whatever happened between the two wasn’t bad enough to keep them apart, but Mama June didn’t look good in the footage obtained by TMZ. It’s not clear if she was high at the time, but if she was, I wouldn’t be surprised.

Mama June and Doak have been together for just over three years now, and the From Not To Hot star has made it clear that she wants her beau to propose. This isn’t Doak’s first time being arrested, as he’s got a long history with the law. He’s been booked for burglary, theft, and criminal damage to property, and he’s also served jail time.

It’s not clear if this arrest will affect Mama June’s TV show, which she posted a preview for on the same day as her arrest. Her last boyfriend troubles cost her family their show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, after it was revealed that her then-boyfriend Mark McDaniel had spent 10 years in prison for molesting Mama June’s then eight-year-old daughter Anna.

Neither Doak nor Mama June have commented on the arrest.

Hopefully this drug charge isn’t the start of a slippery slope for Mama June.

Paris Jackson Allegedly Attempts Suicide After “Leaving Neverland” Airs

After the release of Leaving Neverland, which highlighted the alleged inappropriate relationships that Michael Jackson had with young kids during the height of his fame, many people wondered how exactly this would affect his legacy. Of course, many people already believed the rumors about his abuse, but there was never enough evidence to have solid stories.

This documentary, which featured two men, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, describing their experiences with Jackson has been deemed reputable, and a lot of fans are starting to see exactly what kind of man Michael Jackson was.

Unfortunately, these allegations are having a negative effect on Michael Jackson’s kids, particularly his daughter Paris, who was allegedly admitted to the hospital after trying to end her life. Police were called to Paris’ home at 7:30am on March 15th, where they discovered she had slit her wrists.

Paris was released the next day, so thankfully it doesn’t seem as though her injuries were too severe. The only Jackson daughter has been trying to navigate these new documentary allegations on Twitter, as people have been asking why she isn’t being more vocal.

“There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense […]” she said about the documentary. “That’s not my role.”

“I am defending him, in my own way,” she said in response to Perez Hilton, who claimed the young model wasn’t defending her father at all.

“My father handled his trials and tribulations with grace, peace, and love,” she replied to another commenter. “It’s a more effective way of life. I suggest we all take that as an example.”

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Someone who has been notably silent through all this is Macaulay Culkin, who has often been the center of rumors when it comes to Michael Jackson molesting children. Culkin, who is Paris Jackson’s godfather, opened up in 2005 about how MJ had an alarm system leading up to his bedroom.

“There was like a walkway kind of thing, where if somebody was approaching the door, it would kind of like ‘ding-dong, ding-dong,'” he recalled. “When anyone would approach the room, yeah, you’d hear this kind of—soft kind of alarm, like ‘ding-dong’ kind of thing.”

Despite his alleged inappropriate relationship with the famous singer, Culkin says he has nothing but love for Paris, and she’s off limits when it comes to interview topics.

“I’m going to warn you now, I am very protective of her so just look out,” he said in an interview. “I am a very open book when it comes to things but like with her, she is beloved by me. I’m just letting you know if we want to start going down that road it’s going to be a dead-end, you know, but I mean that in the fact that I love her so much.”

Paris has since been on Twitter, saying the reports of her attempted suicide are false, replying to TMZ’s tweet saying “f*** you you f*****g liars.” That being said, TMZ has rarely posted a story without validating their information, and with Paris’ history of mental illness (including a past suicide attempt,) there’s no reason to believe TMZ fabricated this story.

Who do you think is telling the truth?

Makeup Expert Can Transform Herself Into Anyone (Photos)

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Supportive parents know it’s important to bond with their children over their hobbies and interests. But when your children are worlds apart from you, it can be difficult to forge a bond with them.One dad is earning kudos from parents across the country for the unusual way he supported his son’s interests, and got a glamorous makeover at the same time.Ethan has been filming makeup tutorials since he was just 11

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Ah, St. Patrick’s Day – the only time of year when it’s safe to eat green food that isn’t normally green.In the spirit of the season, Krispy Kreme is bringing back their green O’riginal Glazed donuts. (See what they did there?)Krispy KremeIf the luck of the Irish is on your side, you can also win free donuts for a year by visiting the donut chain on Patty’s Day

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Chick-fil-A has fast become many Americans’ favorite fast-food place. It seems like it really burst onto the scene just a few years ago, but now it’s the third largest chain of franchises in America.We all know they have delicious chicken – and don’t even get me started on those waffle fries – but there’s a lot more to the Chick-fil-A menu than that. They have delicious sandwiches, fresh-baked biscuits, and even incredible breakfasts.You

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In a newly released police sketch, a slim girl in pyjama pants and a “Future Princess Hero” shirt stares out at the viewer.This is the girl homicide detectives from Los Angeles County, California are trying to identify, after her body was found stashed in a suitcase along a hiking trail.Police say the body was discovered Tuesday morning by county workers in the city’s Hacienda Heights neighborhood. The girl had been partly hidden

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He started a joke which started the whole world crying, but comedy writer James Felton is completely serious about his love for “milk coke.”Answering a question from a concerned member of the public, Felton introduced the world to his bizarre beverage in a tweet.Milk coke is a real thing. Brummies love it. We can all move on from this discussion now, I will be taking no further questions. pic.twitter.com/dQR8bg3UAO—

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Greg Zanis did not know any of the 23 people from Lee County, Alabama who died in last week’s tornado. But just 36 hours after he received a call about the tragedy, the retired carpenter had finished 23 handmade crosses painted with the names of the victims. Zanis even left his wife’s birthday party early to start work on the monuments.Crosses for LossesCROSSES FOR LOSSES: Carrying the final cross for the display

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Alex Trebek Shares Devastating News About His Health

In a sad announcement on Wedensday, everyone’s favorite quiz show host announced some troubling news about his health.

Alex Trebek, the longtime host of Jeopardy, revealed that he is suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek made the announcement in a video on the show’s official YouTube page.

Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you. And it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy fanbase. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health.

So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information. Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Now normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this and I’m going to keep working and with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.

Truth told, I have to [keep hosting] because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy’ for three more years. So help me. Keep the faith, and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.

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The announcement came as a shock to many, as the 78-year-old host seemed almost invincible. His long tenure as host of Jeopardy made most people forget that he too ages, and is vulnerable when it comes to health issues,

Many people, including fellow gameshow host Pat Sajak, reached out to Trebek to send their support.

“The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer,” the Wheel of Fortune Host wrote on Twitter. “Our hearts go out to him and his family. But there is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire country, are pulling for you, Alex.”

“Oh my God,” Brad Rutter wrote. “If anyone can beat this, you can. Sending heartfelt good thoughts and best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. We love you, Uncle Alex!”

“I’ve said this before but Alex Trebek is in a way the last Cronkite: authoritative, reassuring TV voice you hear every night, almost to the point of ritual,” Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings said of Trebek.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Alex Trebek as he fights this awful disease. If anyone can do it, it’s him.

Original “ER” Cast Reacts To “Grey’s Anatomy” Breaking Their Record

I love Grey’s Anatomy, I really do. But there is nothing that will ever replace the sheer genius that was ER. The medical drama was groundbreaking, gut wrenching, and all around wonderful. After running for 331 episodes, ER finally said goodbye, and no one thought there would be another show like it. Of course, we were right. Nothing will ever top ER. That being said, Grey’s Anatomy has finally broken the record for longest running medical drama, as its 332nd episode aired this week.

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Some stars of ER were happy for the cast of their medical rivals, although others were a little jealous.

“That’s got to stop,” George Clooney joked to The Hollywood Reporter. “We’ve got to go back and do some more! Do you think that’s a good idea? I’d play a patient now!”

Clooney of course played the iconic Dr. Doug Ross, who was the best pediatrician known to man (at least in the eyes of his fellow doctors!)

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Another doctor who led the charge on ER was Dr. John Carter, played by Noah Wyle. He also had some opinions on Grey’s taking over their record.

“Oh my god, I’ve never felt older than I’ve felt today,” Wyle told THR. “I feel like Alan Alda right now: ‘Good for you kids! Well done! Didn’t think they’d ever break the record!’ Good on them.”

Wyle’s character had an interesting relationship with Dr. Peter Benton, played by Eriq La Salle. It was one of the most endearing parts of the show, and now the duo are back together filming the show The Red Line, which also takes place in Chicago just like the medical drama.

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“[La Salle] and I got to run around the city like we haven’t done in a quarter of a century and really spend good time together again,” Wyle told reporters during press for The Red Line. “And while we were together through this, the show went up on Hulu and blew up. The 25th anniversary came around [in September]. We suddenly got to open up those memory banks that neither of us open up very often, and it was really great. Similarly, I was recently on the Warner Bros. [in Burbank] lot for the first time in ages doing some looping. I got there early and was walking around the backlot and saw the L track. That place is rife with memories: ‘There’s where I killed the rapist!’ The whole place is haunted, in a wonderful way.”

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Wyle also noted that his and La Salle’s relationship on the show was something that hadn’t really been seen before.

“Eriq and I talked about this: Our relationship on ER was such a groundbreaking one in a lot of ways because the power dynamic was completely reversed,” Wyle told reporters. “This young, white doctor was killing himself for the approval and affirmation of a black surgeon. And that was the only opinion that mattered to him. That was novel. And we knew that was novel when we were doing it.”

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While Clooney and Wyle seem to be open to an ER reboot, Julianna Marguiles, who played Carol Hathaway on the show, isn’t as sure. She doesn’t even watch Grey’s.

“After being on ER I can’t watch a medical show,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “I wish [Grey’s Anatomy] all the best!”

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But don’t mistake her disdain for medical shows as not enjoying her time on ER, it’s just that Marguiles doesn’t think rebooting shows is always a good idea.

“I really loved being on ER, and I loved being on The Good Wife. But to constantly come up with new ideas for the same role over and over again, year in and year out, can get really challenging,” Margulies admitted. “I love the format of a six-episode in and out. Not only do you really get to explore the character, but then you can put it to bed and walk away and do something else.”

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She does, however, love how more and more big movie stars are coming to TV. It’s almost the opposite of Clooney’s journey from small screen to big.

“Just seeing movie stars flocking to television is so heartwarming to me,” the star gushed. “I remember I was at an event with Reese Witherspoon last year right after [Big Little Lies] won all these awards. I said, ‘Welcome to my world.’ And she said, ‘I had no idea it could be this great.’ And I said, ‘It is for women!’ And I’ve always said that. You get to play strong characters as a woman on television. You just do. And it’s not just women flocking to television, it’s men too. I mean it’s everywhere.”

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Marguiles credits the internet and how we consume television as to why TV is becoming more and more popular.

“The platform’s changed so much,” she pointed out. “The spectrum is so far and wide that there’s room for everybody and I think that’s a really heartening thing to see. I know that especially as a parent and a busy person I don’t have a lot of time to see anything outside of my home, so it’s it’s so lovely to say, ‘Hey, what’s on Netflix? What’s on Apple? What’s on Amazon?’ And [it’s great to] be able to dive in and and watch these great 10-episode, eight-episode shows that you can see and then you’re on to the next one.”

She’s right, of course, but I will never think streaming is good until ER is completely available!

[H/T: The Hollywood Reporter]

What do you think of Grey’s Anatomy passing ER‘s record?

Luke Perry Dead At 52 After Suffering Stroke

Luke Perry, the actor who starred in hit TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Riverdale, has died in hospital.

TMZ reported that Perry, 52, never recovered after suffering a major stroke last week, and passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, California on Monday morning.

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Perry in 2005.Getty Images

Perry’s rep, Arnold Robinson, told USA Today that the actor “was surrounded by his children Jack and Sophie, fiancé Wendy Madison Bauer, ex-wife Minnie Sharp, mother Ann Bennett, step-father Steve Bennett, brother Tom Perry, sister Amy Coder, and other close family and friends” in his final moments.

“The family appreciates the outpouring of support and prayers that have been extended to Luke from around the world, and respectfully request privacy in this time of great mourning.  No further details will be released at this time.”

The actor was transported to hospital by ambulance after emergency workers responded to a 911 call from his home in Sherman Oaks last Wednesday.

While a reboot of 90210 was announced last week, Perry had not been announced as a series regular and it’s unclear if he finished taping his guest appearances.

Perry recently taped a role in Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

Perry’s 90210 co-star, Shannen Doherty, spoke about her strong connection to him in an interview with Entertainment Tonight before his passing.

“I can’t talk about it here ’cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him,” she said. “It’s Luke, and he’s my Dylan.”

She added that Perry had supported her during her own health struggles, including a years-long breast cancer battle.

[H/T: USA Today]

Rest in peace Luke. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.

Farrah Abraham Gets Shamed By Her Own 10-Year-Old Daughter On Instagram

Kids obviously learn from their parents and pick up their traits. You always hope that it’s something nice, like your attention to detail or your kindness towards other. However, they also end up taking on some of your bad habits, too. For Farrah Abraham, who used to be on Teen Mom, her 10-year-old daughter Sophia is picking up her sass. Yikes.

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Farrah was doing on Instagram Live video with Sophia, and was talking about how her daughter was at an acting class.

“Sophia was pretending like she was shy at this acting thing and she got called out,” Farrah told her viewers.

Sophia, as it turns out, didn’t like being talked about on her mom’s social media, and said she wasn’t actually called out in the class.

“You just like to lie on social media,” she said. “And you like to gossip about me on live all the time.”

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Farrah tried to laugh it off, saying “Oh I’m gossiping! I’m a gossip girl!”

Sophia didn’t stop there.

“And she likes to embarrass me too,” Sophia said. In a sarcastic tone she added, “You’re the best mom ever.”

It’s interesting to see Sophia so stand-offish against her mom, although it’s not uncommon of most ten year olds. Sophia has always seemed to be on her mom’s side, especially when you look at Sophia’s official Instagram account. She often talks about how wonderful her mom is and how much she loves being like her.

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Of course, reading too much in to one Instagram video isn’t going to give you the whole story. That being said, people are pretty happy to see Farrah getting a taste of her own medicine.

“But I’m so thrilled she called her mom out! Saying she’s lying etc. and the best mom ever remark, priceless! The kid does know what her mother is. She needs a lot of counseling though. But applause for Farrah being brought down a few notches. And, by her own daughter! 😂”

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“lol, it’s starting!  Sophia smartmouthing back at Farrah. We all knew it was going to happen and Sophia is only 10 . . . What a disaster her teen years are looking to be.”

“She’s getting back, what she has done to her mother”

“Farrah hasn’t even begun to get back some of that nasty smart mouthing she always gives her mom Debra. Farrah was always so disgustingly disrespectful to her parents now her daughter will treat her even worse.”

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Another person had an interesting take on the situation.

“It is not a bad thing that Sophia wants to set the story straight for the public . She is a child yet very much entitled to have her “truth” just like anyone else. I think it is a sign that she is going to be different from her mother. Even at a young age you begin to have a sense about what you want others to know about you , maybe she wants her life to be more private vs. everything on social media. Curious when we may find out who really runs Sophia’s account…”

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In the end, kids will always sass their parents, but something tells me Farrah is going to be getting it a little more than most parents.

[H/T: OKMagazine!]

What do you think of Sophia’s comments?

‘Today’ Announced Kathie-Lee Gifford Replacement

When it was announced that Kathie Lee Gifford would be leaving the fourth hour of Today, the first questions was who would be replacing her. Gifford and co-host Hoda Kotb have had such a dynamic relationship for years, and the thought of someone else sitting next to Kotb was hard to imagine. But Today has officially announced their replacement for Gifford, and it seems like a pretty good fit!

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Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former president George W. Bush, will be taking over the vacant chair, and she’s really excited about it.

“I’m so excited, I can’t believe it,” Bush Hager told People. “It feels organic and it feels right. It just feels like the right time for me.”

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Bush Hager isn’t a stranger to Today, having done segments for them and filled in when someone was unavailable to host. Becoming a permanent fixture on the long-running show will be a whole new world.

“I’ve been the fill-in which is a fun position to be because there’s no pressure but you could just have a blast,” Bush Hager admitted. “So, to take it to the next level is awe-inducing.”

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The timing will work out perfectly for the mom of two, who has daughters Mila, 5, and Poppy, 3, with Henry Hager.

“My little kids want me around more,” said Bush Hager. “I’m a traveling machine, so to be home and to get to be kind of grounded in one position feels like such an honor. To be around a little bit more feels like the right time for my family too.”

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As for the former president, he’s of course happy for his daughter. In fact, Bush Hager said it only took one text for him to make her cry!

“My dad just wrote me three words, which made me weep. He said, ‘Very proud dad,’” she said. “Which I’m like, ‘What is there to be proud about? I’m just drinking wine in the morning!’”

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Gifford is happy about her replacement, and gave Bush Hager some kind words while also complimenting her former co-host.

“You keep trusting your instincts and you’re going to sit next to the best person in the whole world because she has your back, because she has your heart,” Gifford said of Kotb. “It’s going to be fun. You guys are going to have a ball.”

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Kotb is also excited about having Bush Hager as her morning BFF. She gushed about how the author and journalist is just a real person, not fake at all.

“Being around Jenna is like being around the most real person,” Kotb told People. “She says exactly what she thinks and believes and there’s something about her that makes you do two things. You lean in because you want to know more and also you kind of weirdly tell her your secrets and you’re like ‘Oh my God, I just blurted all that out!”

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“She has this thing that’s special,” Kotb continued. “I know that people try to have it but I think you’re born with it. And Jenna has it and it’s the thing that makes her laugh at herself when she spills coffee on herself. It’s the way that she makes other moms feel good enough because she explains how she’s had the worst day ever and puts it out there.”

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I’m excited to see how Bush Hager works with Kotb. Gifford and Kotb found such a rhythm that took time to develop, but I’m sure over the next few weeks, Bush Hager will find her groove as well.

[H/T: People]

What do you think of Kathie Lee’s replacement?

Lady Gaga Breaks Her Silence After Steamy Oscar Performance

In case you’ve been living under a rock for a few months, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have taken the world by storm thanks to their performances in A Star Is Born. The duo play lovers in the movie, and what’s gotten people talking is their off-screen chemistry.

Gaga and Cooper sing the song “Shallow” in the movie, which earned Gaga an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. As is tradition, the pair took the stage to sing the song live. It wasn’t the first time it’s happened, as Cooper surprised the audience at one of Gaga’s Vegas shows to join her, but it was the first time it would be performed in front of so many peers.

While the focus should have been on how good the song is (because it’s truly phenomenal,) all people could concentrate on was the chemistry between Gaga and Cooper. It was almost uncomfortable to watch, because the moment felt so intimate between the close friends. What made it even more interesting was that not long before the awards ceremony, Gaga dumped her fiancé, so people wondered if perhaps there was a spark between her and Cooper. Cooper, of course, has been with his girlfriend Irina Shayk for time now, and they even share a daughter.

Cooper’s relationship status didn’t stop people from talking, and it got to the point where Gaga had to finally address the rumors. While on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Oscar-winning star spoke about that steamy performance.

“Yes, people saw love and guess what? That’s what we wanted you to see,” the 32-year-old said after rolling her eyes. “[Shallow] is a love song, A Star Is Born is a love story. It was so important to both of us that we were connected the entire time… When you’re singing love songs, that’s what you want people to feel.”

Gaga also pointed out that it was a performance, just like the movie.

“I’m an artist and I guess [Bradley and I] did a good job… fooled ya!” she added with a laugh.

She also raved about Cooper’s performance at the Academy Awards.

“Bradley is a musician,” she gushed. “My favourite thing about the whole experience – I was so excited for everyone to see him sing live. In that moment when we started and he said, ‘Tell me something, girl,’ the audience started cheering and I was like, ‘Yes Bradley! Keep going!'”

That last comment didn’t really help the cause when it comes to calming down romance rumors, but it’s great to see that Cooper and Gaga are so close that they can support each other like that!

If you haven’t heard the song, I highly recommend listening to it. You can also watch Gaga’s interview right here.

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What do you think of their performance?

Khloé Kardashian Backtracks After Emotional Outburst On Twitter

Khloé Kardashian has had a rough week, there’s no doubt about it. The mom of one was blindsided after her boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, allegedly cheated on her with Jordyn Woods, who is Kylie Jenner’s best friend. Jordyn, who has been living in Kylie’s guest house for quite some time and was featured in a lot of Kardashian business ventures was given the boot by the famous family, and people were wondering how she could be so naive as to bite the hand that fed her.

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Despite all the rumors, there was no hard evidence that Jordyn and Tristan cheated, although Jordyn wasn’t actually denying it. Answers were on their way, though, as Jordyn announced she’d be appearing on Red Table Talk, which is hosted by Jada Pinkett-Smith. Jada, who is of course married to Will Smith, is close to Jordyn, and the young woman even calls Will “Uncle Will.”

The show aired on Facebook, and Jordyn cleared up a lot of the rumors. The alleged making out and lap dance did not happen, according to her, although she does admit Tristan kissed her as she was leaving the party.

“On the way out, he did kiss me,” she revealed. “He just kissed me. It was a kiss on the lips. No tongue kiss… I was like, ‘That didn’t just happen.'”

Jordyn also admitted that she should be taking some of the blame on this, even though Tristan is equally to blame.

“I feel like I can’t point fingers because I allowed myself to be in that position,” she admitted. “I never was belligerently drunk to where I can’t remember what happened.”

But what Jordyn was clear on was that she’s not the one to blame for Khloé’s family falling apart.

“I know I am not the reason that Tristan and Khloe are not together,” she said strongly. “Now I know this situation may have made it harder for her to not be with him…but I know I am not the reason.”

After that comment, Khloé let loose on Twitter.

“Why are you lying [Jordyn],” Khloé tweeted. “If you’re going to try and save yourself by going public, INSTEAD OF CALLING ME PRIVATELY TO APOLOGIZE FIRST, at least be HONEST about your story. [By the way], you ARE the reason my family broke up!”

The 34 year old also acknowledged that Tristan was at fault as well.

“Tristan is equally to blame but Tristan is the father of my child,” she tweeted. “Regardless of what he does to me I won’t do that to my daughter. He has been addressing this situation PRIVATELY. If Tristan were to lie publicly about what conspired, then yes I would address him publicly as well.”

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Khloé began taking a lot of heat for her comments, because she seemed to be attacking Jordyn, who is 13 years her junior, over something that happened between two people. Many also pointed out that Khloé cheated with Tristan while he was with his previous girlfriend, and he even cheated days before their daughter True’s birth, so this really shouldn’t be surprising.

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The reality star has since back tracked on her comments, acknowledging that she was heated in the moment.

“This has been an awful week & I know everyone is sick of hearing about it all (as am I),” she tweeted. “I’m a rollercoaster of emotions & have said things I shouldn’t have. Honestly, Tristan cheating on me & humiliating me, wasn’t such a shock as the first time. What’s been harder & more painful is being hurt by someone so close to me. Someone whom I love & treat like a little sister. But Jordyn is not to be blamed for the breakup of my family. This was Tristan’s fault. I have to move on with my life & count my blessings, my family, my health, & my beautiful baby True.”

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Seems like a bit of a 180 from just a day ago, and it’s not really clear what caused Khloé to change her mind. As long as she’s taking care of her daughter, then I guess it doesn’t really matter.

Personally, I think both Tristan and Jordyn are to blame here. Jordyn admitted to being flirty with Tristan the night of the alleged cheating, and I think she also could have been more open about it with the family rather than trying to hide it. At the same time, Tristan should be able to keep it in his pants, or at least have the decency to end his relationship before trying to hook up with other women.

The real question is…will Jordyn ever be welcome in the Kardashian-Jenner world again?

“The Voice” Contestant Dead At 33

The Voice lost one of its most special contestants this weekend, when 33-year-old Janice Freeman passed away from a blood clot. Freeman, who competed on season 13 of the hit show, was a fan favorite thanks to her powerful voice and upbeat personality. Coached by Miley Cyrus, Freeman left her mark on everyone she met.

Her family posted a statement about her death on her Instagram account:

We are heartbroken to report that Janice Marie Freeman passed away on March 2, 2019 from an extreme case of pneumonia and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. While at home her husband Dion performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. She passed away at a local hospital shortly after.

A survivor and fighter, and a beautiful force in this world, Janice gained notoriety through her success on NBC’s The Voice as a member of Miley Cyrus’s team. Her story inspired fans nationwide, having successfully battled cervical cancer and living her life to the fullest while fighting lupus.

Her friends and family greatly appreciate your prayers, calls, and texts during this time, and ask that they be given space to remember everything that Janice was to them as they process and mourn her loss.

Cyrus and Freeman remained closed after she appeared on the show, and the coach even helped her when she was struggling to find a place to live.

“Thank you ALL but [Miley Cyrus] found us placement until we found permanent housing, gave me the deposit, covered me for 6 months so I can get on my feet!” Freeman wrote on Twitter at the time. “@MileyCyrus you are one of my closest friends and what you did for me and my family Im praying GOD gives you the desire of your heart!”

After the news of Freeman’s passing broke, Cyrus shared a picture of a rainbow on Instagram, saying “Thank you @janicefreeman … for everything. This represents you perfectly,”

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Jennifer Hudson, who was also a coach on Freeman’s season, shared her condolences on Twitter.

“@janicefreeman the voice of hers we got to hear and the bit of life we got to watch her live was a blessing and inspiration to us all! My heart and prayers go out to@janicefreeman daughter and family !@mileycyrus @nbcthevoice#ripjanicefreeman,” Hudson wrote.

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Freeman is survived by her husband, Dion, and her daughter.

It’s so sad when such a beautiful soul is taken from this earth, especially so young.

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Rest in peace, Janice Freeman.

Breakup Alert? Jamie Foxx Declared He’s Single At Oscars Party

Ever since her dramatic divorce from Tom Cruise in 2012, Dawson’s Creek star Katie Holmes has been romantically linked to one of Cruise’s former co-stars, Collateral star Jamie Foxx.

But the couple seemed determined to keep their relationship hush-hush (they weren’t spotted holding hands until 2017) despite being photographed together skiing, yachting, and enjoying date nights through the years.

One rumored reason for the secrecy was a ‘dating ban‘ included in Cruise and Holmes’ divorce agreement.

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Cruise and Holmes divorced in 2012, and their agreement reportedly including a public “dating ban.”Jay Tamboli – Wikimedia

After years of speculation the rumors may have finally been settled, but not in the way fans hoped.

At an Oscars after party this week, Foxx boldly declared, “I’m single.”

Foxx, 51, was at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s exclusive Hollywood party Sunday night, and was reportedly seen cozying up with actress Jessica Szohr, 33, who is starring in Foxx’s upcoming movie All-Star Weekend.

The actor’s surprising announcement came as Foxx performed at a charity gala earlier in the night, according to The Daily Mail.

While there’s a real possibility Jamie was only joking with the crowd – his confession came during an onstage monologue about relationships – it could be a public admission that his relationship with Holmes, 40, is over.

The pair seemed closer than ever just a short time ago, as they were photographed in a rare PDA kissing on a yacht around New Year’s Eve.

But because Foxx has never publicly admitted to his relationship with Holmes (instead calling stories about them “hilarious” and “fake news”) the truth may not come out until Holmes addresses the possible breakup herself.

Both Holmes and Foxx have daughters from their previous relationships. Holmes is raising 12-year-old Suri (apparently with little help from Cruise), while Foxx has a 25-year-old daughter Corinne and 9-year-old Annalise.

[H/T: Daily Mail, US Weekly]

Do you believe that Foxx and Holmes have split up?

Meghan Markle’s Baby Shower Caused Behind The Scenes Drama In The Palace

For those of you who love to hate Meghan Markle, I’ve got news for you…this is not the time to do it. After the mom-to-be had a star-studded baby shower in New York City, many people began to criticize the Duchess of Sussex for breaking royal protocol. However, according to Ingrid Seward, author of the biography My Husband & I about the Queen and Prince Philip, Markle did no such thing.

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Seward says there isn’t any protocol that prohibits members of the royal family from having a baby shower, even though they are largely an American tradition. She says that they’ve been making their way to the U.K. for over two decades now, and she believes that Kate Middleton also had one, it was just “very private.”

“We’ve been brainwashed to see them having a humble life, on vacation in the rain in Scotland,” Seward points out. “We aren’t used to seeing our royal family doing things we’d like to do. Some British people might feel it is a bit flash, but it’s just that we are not used to seeing them acting like celebrities. And Meghan is a celebrity.”

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People were also a little upset about how public Markle’s shower was, but that’s just the way things go.

“The Brits don’t have them in restaurants or hotels. Someone hosts them in a private house,” Seward explains. “New Yorkers do everything in restaurants and hotels. It’s a different culture.”

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To be fair, Markle’s shower was more than a little flashy. The former Suits actress held her shower at The Mark hotel in New York, and even had a cotton candy machine. Celebrities like Amal Clooney, Gayle King, Jessica Mulroney, Abigail Spencer, and Serena Williams were all in attendance.

“I thought she looked so happy,” Seward said of Markle at her shower. “She has worked so hard, and there she was having a bit of fun. She looked so at home and so happy.”

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Although, if you’re going to complain about the cost of the shower, it’s important to note that it doesn’t seem as though the shower was paid for by the royal family at all. In fact, Serena Williams reportedly footed the bill for the entire event, which cost around $200,000 USD. As for the flight back the U.K., Markle hitched a ride with Amal Clooney on her private jet, who was traveling back with her kids.

Seward says Markle’s baby shower shouldn’t cause any riff in the royal family. In fact, she thinks it will be the opposite.

“If anyone in the royal family criticizes, they are envious that they didn’t have that too,” she says. “If she even knows about it, the Queen will think, ‘I’m delighted the girl’s enjoying herself.’ There may be a bit of in-house sniping from courtiers but not from her.”

And Seward’s final take on Markle running to NYC for a baby shower?

“Everybody needs a break,” she says.

Personally, I think Markle having a baby shower with her friends is totally fine. The woman has had to give up everything, including one of her dogs, since marrying in to the royal family. Sure, you could argue that she has a much more lavish life now and it’s worth it, but having to be “on” all the time must be exhausting for the former actress, who will face a whole new world of scrutiny when she welcomes her baby.

[H/T: People]

What do you think of Meghan Markle’s baby shower?

Breaking: R. Kelly Finally Charged With Criminal Sexual Abuse

Just a day after two more women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against R. Kelly, Chicago’s Cook County State Attorney has charged him with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Associated Press.

The charges against the disgraced R&B singer come just a week after celebrated attorney Michael Avenatti handed an alleged sex tape to a grand jury.

Avenatti obtained the incriminating VHS tape while investigating the accusations his clients made against the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, who has been long-accused of having sex with minors.

At least a dozen women have testified in front of the jury, and one provided physical evidence.

While it’s unclear if the tape could be entered into evidence due to the statue of limitations, the Cook County State’s attorney has enough to charge Kelly.

The embattled singer is scheduled to make his first court appearance on March 8.

The development in the Kelly case comes six weeks after a Lifetime Documentary series titled Surviving R. Kelly provided an in-depth look into the sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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However, women coming forward about Kelly’s predatory behavior is nothing new. In fact, it dates back decades.

The 52-year-old has long been linked with having sexual relations with underage girls, child pornography, and in recent years, he has been accused of operating a sex cult.

In 2008, after a six-year ordeal, a jury acquitted Kelly on all counts of child pornography after he allegedly made a graphic sex tape with a girl who was believed to be 13. Had he been found guilty, he would’ve faced a 15-year in sentence, but the victim refused to testify.

Kelly was also heavily scrutinized for marrying the late singer Aaliyah Haughton when she was only 15 years old. Although Kelly denied on numerous occasions that he had no idea that was her age when they were together, his own manager, Demetrius Smith, revealed that they had to help him forge her documents so she could legally wed.

Their marriage was annulled after a few months, and Kelly reportedly paid Aaliyah $100 so she would “not pursue legal action.”

“Aaliyah looked worried, scared,” Smith recalled. “I wanted so much to grab Aaliyah, and talk to her… She gave me a look like she wanted me to talk to her. I failed them. Both of them. I knew that it would change the course of everything.”

Kelly and his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, have vehemently denied all the accusations. They have yet to issue a statement about Kelly’s indictment.

If he’s found guilty, he could be facing several years in prison.

What do you think of the new development in the case against R. Kelly?

Breaking: R. Kelly Finally Charged With Criminal Sexual Abuse

Just a day after two more women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against R. Kelly, Chicago’s Cook County State Attorney has charged him with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, according to the Associated Press.

The charges against the disgraced R&B singer come just a week after celebrated attorney Michael Avenatti handed an alleged sex tape to a grand jury.

Avenatti obtained the incriminating VHS tape while investigating the accusations his clients made against the “I Believe I Can Fly” singer, who has been long-accused of having sex with minors.

At least a dozen women have testified in front of the jury, and one provided physical evidence.

While it’s unclear if the tape could be entered into evidence due to the statue of limitations, the Cook County State’s attorney has enough to charge Kelly.

The embattled singer is scheduled to make his first court appearance on March 8.

The development in the Kelly case comes six weeks after a Lifetime Documentary series titled Surviving R. Kelly provided an in-depth look into the sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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However, women coming forward about Kelly’s predatory behavior is nothing new. In fact, it dates back decades.

The 52-year-old has long been linked with having sexual relations with underage girls, child pornography, and in recent years, he has been accused of operating a sex cult.

In 2008, after a six-year ordeal, a jury acquitted Kelly on all counts of child pornography after he allegedly made a graphic sex tape with a girl who was believed to be 13. Had he been found guilty, he would’ve faced a 15-year in sentence, but the victim refused to testify.

Kelly was also heavily scrutinized for marrying the late singer Aaliyah Haughton when she was only 15 years old. Although Kelly denied on numerous occasions that he had no idea that was her age when they were together, his own manager, Demetrius Smith, revealed that they had to help him forge her documents so she could legally wed.

Their marriage was annulled after a few months, and Kelly reportedly paid Aaliyah $100 so she would “not pursue legal action.”

“Aaliyah looked worried, scared,” Smith recalled. “I wanted so much to grab Aaliyah, and talk to her… She gave me a look like she wanted me to talk to her. I failed them. Both of them. I knew that it would change the course of everything.”

Kelly and his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, have vehemently denied all the accusations. They have yet to issue a statement about Kelly’s indictment.

If he’s found guilty, he could be facing several years in prison.

What do you think of the new development in the case against R. Kelly?