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Meghan Markle’s Father Believes She’s ‘Terrified’ Of New Royal Duties

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This dude has got to be the most unsupportive father of all-time. We’re referring to Thomas Markle, father of newly crowned Duchess of Sussex – Meghan Markle – who continues to fire off threats and accusations about his daughter and the Royal family.

In a new interview, he let it rip about how he really feels about the Royal Wedding, his staged paparazzi pictures, and Meghan’s transition from American actress to Duchess.

Thomas, 73, believes his daughter is terrified and overwhelmed with her new duties:

“My thing about my daughter right now is that I think she is terrified. I see it in her eyes, I see it in her face and I see it in her smile. This one isn’t even a stage smile – this is a pained smile…That might be just having a couple of bad days. I don’t know. It really worries me. I think she’s under too much pressure,” he said.

He also believes Meghan’s new dress code is outdated.

“Meghan seems like something out of an old movie…Why in 2018 are we dressing like the 1930s? Why do they have to cover their knees?”

Thomas feels he’s being shunned as punishment for making a profit from the press.

“The reason I am being shunned is because I made a profit on the staged pictures. Anyone who makes a profit off the Royal Family becomes shunned.”

 

He continued: “But I could have made well over $ 100,000 by just doing a talk show…So if I moved to London and started selling cups with my daughter’s face on, would they shun me? The Royal Family is living by rules that are outdated. Half of Great Britain seems to make a fortune selling pictures of my daughter and her husband. Are they shunned? I have already apologized to the Royal Family. I honestly think that if the Queen took the time to think that she would not see me because I did some stupid photographs, that is ridiculous.”

On his Royal Wedding absence, Markle said, “Every time I see or hear about that wedding, I am paying for it. It’s not easy. Anytime anyone comes up to me and says, ‘So sorry, your daughter looked beautiful’. For the rest of my life I’ve got to live that down.”

Adding: ” I should have been there. Everyone was saying I was too terrified to walk her down the aisle, but I was ready to do it. I had a speech written. Meghan looked absolutely beautiful.”

Thomas explained that his disappointment that Meghan’s family wasn’t made a priority at the Royal Wedding:

“…Harry and Meghan have friends who are high rollers. They are all stars. But in a way it would have been nice if some of her old friends and wider family were there. I thought it was wrong to have Doria seated by herself…There was no reason why she couldn’t have been with the royals.”

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry at the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England on May 19, 2018.

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Kim Kardashian’s sisters are concerned that the celebrity is not eating. It’s not a secret anymore that Kim has been working really hard at her body with the help of her personal trainer since the beginning of 2018.

Her sister, Kendall Jenner accused Kim of starving herself because she is so skinny.

On her Instagram Story, Kim asked: ‘Wait, what was that Kendall?’

Kendall replied: ‘I’m really concerned, I don’t think you’re eating. You’re so skinny.’

Kim’s younger sister Khloe Kardashian also commented: ‘I’ve never seen a human being look as good as you. You are a walking FaceTune doll. I’ve never seen a skinnier person in my life than Mrs. West. Well, Kendall but that’s natural, you, that takes work to look like that, and that’s amazing.’

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Kim wanted to reassure her sisters and said ‘You guys, I’m not that skinny! I’m down to 119lbs, but I will say that I am less when I take out my hair extensions, so I don’t have them in now.’

Khloe didn’t care about what Kim had to say and accused her of being anorexic.

We recently reported that Kim cut her long black locks and it seems that now she’s regretting getting the sleek bob.

She posted on her social media account that she misses her long hair. Thank God for hair extensions!

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Scarlett Moffatt lands first movie role as Caitlin Moran reveals she’s writing her a part in new film How To Build A Girl

SCARLETT Moffatt has landed her first movie role.

The former Gogglebox star is making the transition from the small screen to the big screen with a cameo in author Caitlin Moran’s upcoming movie How To Build A Girl.

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The movie adaptation of her popular novel will star Lady Bird actress Beanie Feldstein in the lead role of Johanna Morrigan, who leaves her hometown to reinvent herself.

Caitlin, 43, took to Twitter on Wednesday to discuss the project, writing: “Can FINALLY talk about this – what we’ve been working on for the last two years.

“SCREAMINGLY excited. Oh, the first scene is a DOOZY. And Beanie is just … astonishing. The world is going to EXPLODE with love for her.”

Scarlett, 27, quickly replied: “Omg omg OMG” with two in love emoji faces.

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Caitlin tweeted back: “I KNOW RIGHT. You still want that cameo? GONNA WRITE YOU IN” to which Scarlett responded: “Omg yes yes yes!! Can’t even contain my excitement xx”.

How To Build A Girl is a semi-autobiographical tale and was Caitlin’s second novel.

The movie is being produced by Debra Hayward and Alison Owen for Monumental Pictures.

Of the film, Alison said: “We could not be more excited for Johanna Morrigan to burst onto the big screen.


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“We searched high and low for a girl who could match the boundless wit, sparkle and big heart of Caitlin’s super-heroine and feel incredibly lucky to have found her in the effervescent Beanie Feldstein.”

Beanie, 24, is best known for her role in Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising and Lady Bird.

She also starred in the 2017 Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! alongside Bette Midler.


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Big Brother star Alex Lee reveals she’s gay as she shows off completely different look after major makeover

FORMER Big Brother star Alex Lee has revealed she’s gay in a new interview.

The reality star also looks completely unrecognisable after ditching her Barbie look from the 2011 series and undergoing a dramatic £60k transformation.

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The currently single star told Diva magazine, “I’ve known since I was younger that I’ve been attracted to women.

“It’s only quite recently that I was able to find the strength to come out and say, ‘Look, I’m gay.’”

Alex revealed she dated a woman for one and a half years but isn’t really looking for a serious romance.

And more then seven years on from her stint in Big Brother, she says she’s in a “completely different place” from her reality show incarnation.

 

 

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In recent snaps on the reality star’s Twitter account, she now sports a demure brunette hairstyle and has ditched the fake tan for a natural glow.

She told the mag part of her new look is down to surgery after “coming into some money” following her stint on Big Brother where she came in third.

She said: “I was lucky enough to come into some money after Big Brother and that’s what I spent it on. “In a way it’s sad, because when I saw myself on telly, it wasn’t me. It wasn’t what I thought I looked like. It really affected me over the years with body dysmorphia.”

 

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She added: “Using the money and getting surgery and changing the way I looked, it’s made me into the person I always wanted to be.

“It’s like a fresh start. 2018’s definitely my year.”

The star gave up her job as cabin crew for an airline to go into the house in September 2011, but spoke of her horror after being trolled online over her appearance.

 

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The star was known for her love of tiny pink outfits, fake tan and heavy make-up – but she’s dropped it all in the years since the show, and looks totally different now.

She went on to have lip fillers, eyebrow and lip tattoos, facial fillers, Botox, and top-of-the-range hair extensions, as well as liposuction on her stomach in 2013.

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Alex previously revealed to The Sun that she overhauled her image after watching herself back in the 2011 series, and being left feeling “horrified” by her appearance.

She even appeared on Snog Marry Avoid to try to ditch the Barbie look once and for all.


 

“At the time I thought I was girlie and glam, but watching it back I saw myself as ugly, overweight and disgustingly tacky in head-to-toe pink,” she previously said.

“I was mortified and cancelled all public appearances. I even stopped going out.

“Instead, I stayed in to read the comments about me online.”

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Kim Zolciak Says She’s ‘Never’ Appearing on ‘RHOA’ Again

Never say never? Kim Zolciak-Biermann said on Saturday, April 14, that she is done for good with the Real Housewives of Atlanta and won’t appear on the Bravo hit again.

Biermann and her husband, Kroy Biermann, were caught on video by TMZ at the airport on Saturday and the Don’t Be Tardy star said that she will “never, never” appear on RHOA again, saying that it is “too much stress, unneeded stress.”

The reality star, 39, returned to Real Housewives this season, but feuded on-camera and off with costar and rival NeNe Leakes.

Earlier this week, E! NewsJason Kennedy spoke to Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen and said that he’d Skyped with Biermann, who told him that she was “done with the Housewives.”

“She’s tired of the NeNe stuff. This is over,” Kennedy added.

“I think she’s done,” Cohen agreed. “She walked out of that reunion and I was like, ‘OK, I’ve seen the last of that wig at these reunions.’”

As previously reported, Biermann and Leakes went head-to-head during the season 10 reunion, which aired earlier this month. Biermann stormed off the set and broke down in tears backstage after Leakes, 50, yelled at her and called her “f—king trash.”

The pair had been sparring for months after Biermann’s eldest daughter, Brielle Biermann, posted a video that allegedly showed a cockroach on the floor of Leakes’ bathroom. The Glee alum then went on a social media rant, slamming the mother-daughter duo and accusing them of being racist.

“I will never understand the mentality of women aged 40+ attacking another woman for hours on end,” Brielle tweeted last month in Kim’s defense. “I wish they would channel that negativity and anger for someone who is positive, loving, caring, beautiful! Etc. into something positive. Maybe then they’d be happy.”

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A lot has changed since Joanna Gaines found fame on Fixer Upper, but there’s one thing she’s always kept the same.

During a trip to New York City in 2005, the HGTV star, 39, who recently said goodbye to her hit show after five seasons, stumbled upon a candlemaker named Shane. “I loved everything about his candles,” she writes in her Magnolia newsletter. “The original scents he developed, the way he hand-poured the soy and coconut wax blend, and of course the wooden wick that crackles as the candle burns.”

The mom of four — she’s pregnant with her and husband Chip’s fifth child, a boy — decided to splurge on Shane’s creations, and she ordered 50 of the linen scent with plans to sell them at one of her “home shows,” a sale that she regularly hosted in the family’s farmhouse.

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“There was something about these candles that sort of nudged me to take a risk on them,” she said.

Sure enough, the “Signature Magnolia Candle,” as she calls it now, sold out immediately, inspiring her to continue offering it to customers to this very day. Although the design of the jar has seen several iterations — “In a way, it’s sort of changed and grown with me” she says — she hasn’t messed with the heart of the product.

“I’ve been ordering that same Signature Magnolia Candle from Shane ever since,” she writes. “The linen scent is still the exact same as it was 10 years ago.”

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While the newest look, which combines “clean and modern with a touch of whimsy,” would certainly complement any space in Joanna’s farmhouse-modern style, what she really hopes fans benefit from is how the classic aroma makes them feel.

“It amazes me how a simple smell can take you back to an exact moment in time — for me, the clean linen scent reminds me of those early home show days where all of this got started,” she says. “My hope for these candles is that they fill your home with a scent that sparks your own fond memories, and that, for years to come, it’ll take you back to happy times spent with those you love most of all.”


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‘She’s Got My Back’! Justin Timberlake Praises Wife Jessica Biel in Sweet Instagram Post  

What’s the secret to Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel‘s happy relationship? According to “Like I Love You” singer, it may be because Beil’s always there to support him.

On Saturday, Timberlake, 37, shared a sweet Instagram showing his wife of five years embracing him from behind.

“She’s got my back,” he wrote in the post’s caption.

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Of course, fans of the pair are used to seeing them support each other on social media.

Just last month, Biel gave love to her husband in a video on Twitter, cheering him on from the stands of Toronto’s Air Canada Centre as he kicked off his Man of the Woods world tour.

“There’s nothing better than watching your man do what they’ve been put on this earth to do,” The Sinner star, 36, captioned a video of Timberlake performing his hit “Mirrors” — even sticking out her tongue for the camera after watching him walk by. “I’m so proud of you, man of the woods!”

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The duo tied the knot back on Oct. 19, 2012 at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Puglia, Italy.

“It was magical. It was an unforgettable evening,” Timberlake told PEOPLE exclusively at the time.

“It was a fantasy,” Biel also shared.

The couple are now parents to son Silas Randall, who turns 3 on Sunday.

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Back in October for their anniversary, Timberlake wrote a sweet love letter to his wife on social media.

“Today is even more special for me because five years ago, on this day, I became the luckiest man in the world when I exchanged vows with my best friend,” Timberlake wrote on Facebook, captioning a throwback video of himself singing Leon Russell’s 1970 classic, “A Song for You,” which he recalled “was our first dance.”

“To my beautiful Jess: You have taught me so much about what a true love means. I can’t put into words what these last five years have meant to me, so… ‘Listen to the melody ‘cause my love is in there hiding,’ ” he concluded, along with the hashtag #Happy5thAnniversaryWifey.

On Instagram, he posted the same video and ended his post with an adorable shot of himself sharing a smooch with Biel.

“My tender heart is yours, now until forever,” Biel replied.


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Malala Yousafzai Admits She Was ‘Nervous’ to Attend Oxford, But She’s Been ‘Welcomed as a Friend’

Malala Yousafzai, the inspiring young woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize at 17 years old for championing girls’ education, is diving into her own at the University of Oxford.

Yousafzai, now 20, met with David Letterman and gave him a personal tour of her new university for his new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, premiering Friday. She says it was an “amazing experience” to show the seasoned host the “beautiful gardens” at the school as she opened up to him about her story.

“David Letterman has that magic … I felt really comfortable talking to him and he gives you that friendly environment that you can share your thoughts,” she tells PEOPLE. “You can share your ideas from your heart. That’s how I felt.”

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Yousafzai began her undergraduate studies in philosophy politics and economics last October, and revealed the news in a moving Twitter post, writing, “5 years ago, I was shot in an attempt to stop me from speaking out for girls’ education. Today, I attend my first lectures at Oxford.”

“In the beginning, before I joined university, I was really nervous because I was worried about how I would make friends,” she tells PEOPLE. “People knew me already and that was challenging for me to be there as a student and not to be there as a person who’s already known in the media.”

“But once I came, everyone here just welcomed me as a friend and I was just so happy that I am part of Oxford. I am just an Oxford student and I think that’s how they treat me.”

Yousafzai’s name had long been in headlines before she stepped foot on the campus. Along with being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the children’s rights activist released her memoir, I Am Malala, and was the subject of a documentary, He Named Me Malala. In both, she detailed her journey after being shot by a Taliban gunman while she fought for women’s rights and education.

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Now, she says being a regular student means more to her than the world will ever know.

“It’s a really good experience learning just like other students. It is an amazing time of my life, because I’m getting to know people of my age a bit more,” Yousafzai says.

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“It’s amazing how many young people here are doing incredible and amazing work. Each and every person here has an amazing story and has done amazing things.”

In a 2015 conversation with Emma Watson, Yousafzai admitted that she often felt “really scared” when speaking in school. But she says that’s not the case at Oxford.

“In university, I think they just allow you to be yourself; to explore and engage in things that you want and that you feel comfortable with,” Yousafzai tells PEOPLE. “That would mean, at Oxford, just sharing about what I do and the work that I’m doing for education … I don’t hesitate to share that. I feel more comfortable at Oxford.”

Even with all of her accomplishments and strides — including her Malala Fund —Yousafzai says there is still much work to be done to ensure education for girls everywhere.

“The dream of my life is to ensure all girls can get quality and safe education … that’s why we have the Malala Fund, which is working on that. My goal is to empower local leaders and local activists in their work for girls’ education,” she tells PEOPLE.

“We are trying to reach local activists and campaigners for girls education in Pakistan, India, Latin America, in Nigeria. will continue until we see the last child getting their education and going to a safe school.”

Yousafzai’s appearance on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will premiere on Friday on Netflix.


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Songwriter Diane Warren Has Received Nine Oscar Nominations. Now She’s Ready for Her Prize

Diane Warren has had one of the longest — and most prolific — careers in pop songwriting of anyone in the music industry today. You’ve heard her music, even if you don’t know her name: she is behind hits spanning over three decades, from Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” to Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” and the Michelle Obama collaboration “This Is For My Girls.” Over the years, she’s racked up a series of accolades, too, including 15 Grammy nominations, nine number-ones on the Billboard Hot 100 and nine — count ’em! — Oscar nominations. But she’s yet to take home an Academy Award of her own.

This year she’s in contention again for Best Original Song, for “Stand Up For Something” featuring Common and Andra Day. The song is from the drama Marshall about Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and it’s a call to action whose relevance feels at once timeless and current. Warren, who’s refreshingly candid, is not afraid to hope aloud that people will connect with the track in a lasting — and award-worthy — way. “It would be nice to take [the Oscar] home, especially with this song,” she says, “because of everything I’ve ever written, this is probably the most important song of my life.”

She first came across Marshall through a friend she knew from her work on The Hunting Ground, a 2015 documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, for which she wrote another Oscar-nominated song, featuring Lady Gaga. She immediately wanted to be involved in Marshall, and received the script the next day. TIME talked with Warren about what it means to stand up for something, how her friend Common got involved and why activist anthems matter in the age of #MeToo and rampant gun violence.

TIME: How did you put this song together for Marshall?

Diane Warren: I read [the script] and I scribbled on a page, “It all means nothing if you don’t stand up for something.” I felt like it reflected who Thurgood Marshall was. He stood up at a time when he was literally risking his life. Whenever I write a song for a movie, I want it firstly to fit and move the movie along. But then I like to have a song that can go beyond that — which “Stand Up for Something” really has, because every day, sadly, it’s become more relevant. I mean look what just happened: we have to stand up against gun violence. Right now so many of our rights are being threatened: civil rights, animal rights, human rights, women’s rights, just the right to go to a school, the right to go to a shopping mall, the right to go to a concert without someone opening fire with a f-cking AK-47. When I wrote this, I wanted to harken back to those great ’60s soul call-to-action songs — “A Change Is Gonna Come,” “People Get Ready.” Even “Respect.”

How was this different from other songs you’ve worked on for a movie?

I think this is the most important and meaningful song I’ve ever done. I came into work after scribbling that line in the script, and I just wanted to create a song of this era that’s of that era too. A call to action that’s modern. Because there are no songs right now that are making me want to get up and change the world. I sat at my piano, and it just wrote itself. At first I was like, “Oh my God, I hope I’m not ripping someone off.” But it was a gift.

This kind of song, you wouldn’t have had a rap on it back in ’68. That was a time of upheaval just like now; those songs came along and gave people hope. And I was like, “What if you put a rap on that?” And who better to rap than Common? Not even a week later, I was on a plane to Sundance and he was sitting in back of me. I told him about the song and he said, “Wow, I love that, will you send it to me?” The next day I had ten missed calls from him asking to be a part of it. He came up with an amazing rap. It’s like a mashup of these genres.

This feels like the latest in a series, for you, of songs that are also activist anthems — the Lady Gaga song “Til It Happens to You,” the Michelle Obama song “This Is For My Girls.” When did that start?

It’s always important to me [that] what I put out in the world has a positive effect. But it just kind of happened. “Til It Happens to You” — I truly believe that helped the conversation about sexual assault. And at that time, that was in the shadows, a lot more than it is now. It even helped me; I had an experience, and it even helped me to talk about. Music goes right to your heart and soul; nothing’s more powerful.

How do you feel about the momentum around #MeToo and Time’s Up?

I think it’s great. I had a couple of experiences, but not those that some of my friends have. I’ve always been just in my room writing songs. So I didn’t deal so much with… the comments, come ons. I saw a lot of that; it’s horrible. Things are really changing. The genie’s not going back in the bottle. It’s a good time to be a woman.

As a woman who’s been a songwriter for so long, have you felt that your gender ever held you back?

To be honest, no. There’s something that really bothers me about the “female” label. You don’t do that to male songwriters. You don’t say, “he’s the most successful male songwriter.” Why does it have to be that way? Just say “songwriter” or “director.” But to your question: no, it hasn’t held me back. Either my song works for somebody, or they don’t want it. It has to stand up for itself, no pun intended.

How do you keep up your constant output?

I’m always excited about my next song. I don’t ever look in my rearview mirror. It’s the hunger to keep creating, keep doing more.

Is this Oscar especially important to you? This is one of the only major awards you have yet to put on your trophy shelf.

Yeah, it’s that elusive Oscar. You know, it’s amazing to be nominated, and being nominated nine times is so exciting. I had my friends over to my house [for the nominations] and we had a slumber-less slumber party. I couldn’t sleep. You never know if you’re going to get nominated. The first song was called not mine. Second song not mine. Fourth song they finally called it. Everybody was jumping around. I was crying. I’m not jaded at all. But if I’m just being really honest, yes, it would be great to get this.

What will happen if you win?

I would probably faint. They’d have to lift me out of there, I’d be so shocked.

Are there any other artists you’re still dying to work with? You’ve worked with pretty much everyone.

Bruno Mars I saw recently and he started singing a song I’d forgotten I’d written, years ago. He said to me, “Write me one of those!” He doesn’t really need me to write for him, but I’d love to. But there’s all kinds of people I might not even know.

What’s your advice to aspiring songwriters?

You can’t be good, you’ve got to be great. It’s all hard work.


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Say What?! Woman Claims She’s Married to Tyler Perry

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Okay, we need Nev from Catfish on this situation stat!

Dr. Phil is known for having guests who are in some pretty bizarre predicaments, but even for him this takes the cake.

One woman claims that she is married to Tyler Perry, but has never met him. She started chatting with him online, but has not physically seen or heard his voice.

“I don’t believe I’m being scammed,” she said.

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”Women’ are not a TV trend’

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Even if you’ve never heard of Shonda Rhimes, you’ll definitely have taken a trip to Shondaland before. The veteran TV producer is the brains behind powerhouses such as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder – all great character driven shows that have made a huge impact. So when she took to Twitter to blast the entertainment industry for marginalising female characters, people sat up and listened.

Yesterday night, Shonda tweeted, ‘Okay. Entertainment industry, time to stop using the phrases “Smart Strong Women” and “Strong Female Leads”. There are no Dumb Weak Women. A smart strong woman is just a WOMAN. Also? “Women” are not a TV trend — we’re half the planet.’

Given that Rhimes’ popular shows are led by some incredible characters such as Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope, Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating and Ellen Pompeo’s Meredith Grey, she’s played a major hand in how women are portrayed onscreen. We’re sure many of her characters have been called ‘strong female leads’ before, however the act of specifying that a woman is ‘smart’ or ‘strong’ implicitly suggests that it’s out of the ordinary for women to be so. And well, we ALL know that’s not true.

You’ll hardly hear leading men referred to as ‘smart strong men’ and to be honest, it’s a little condescending. While male characters are celebrated for their complexity, there’s less of a focus on the nuanced portrayals of women onscreen beyond the ‘strong’ moniker.

Case in point: sit down and watch Brie Larson in Room as she struggles to overcome her traumatic experience. She’s all at once driven, broken, powerful, resourceful and loving – a portrayal that scored her an Oscar for the performance.

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Just give us well-written women. Women burning with defiance, women who would rather slink into the background, women who fall madly in love at the drop of a hat, women who women who feel too deeply and women who weave global conspiracies with confidence.

To be honest, now that Shonda Rhimes’ production company has been commissioned to produce original content for Netflix – we probably won’t have to wait too long. Bring on the TV marathons.

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World’s Smallest Baby Who Weighed the Same as a Candy Bar Finally Gets to Go Home — See How She’s Grown! [PHOTOS]

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Do you believe in miracles? Well, if not, meet the world’s smallest, BIGGEST fighter. Back in June of last year, a baby girl born at just 28 weeks old, entered the world weighing only 0.88 lb — the same as a large, Cardbury chocolate egg and 0.12 oz less than one pound! Named Manushi, her foot was the size of her dad’s thumbnail, and she became one of the world’s smallest babies to ever survive such extreme premature conditions.

During the time of her birth, Manushi, from Rajasthan, India, measured in at only only 8.6 inches long, not breathing, with “paper thin skin and underdeveloped organs.” Born to mother Seeta, 48, and father Giriraj, 50, Manushi was given a 0.5 percent chance of surviving without brain damage. However, doctors say she “appears intellectually normal,” thus far.

According to her doctors, Manushi actually lost weight the first few days of life, since she could not be fed adequately due to the immaturity of her digestive organs. She had to be placed on parenteral nutrition, which means giving her amino acids, lipids, minerals, multivitamins, etc. Baby girl also had to be placed on advanced respiratory support due to underdeveloped lungs, and also underwent blood transfusions.

Fast forward, and the married couple of 35 years are finally taking their daughter home after a six month hospital stay. Manushi currently weighs in at just 5.2 lbs, but seems to be showing steady progress.

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Her father, Giriraj said, “She just fought and fought and fought against all the odds, but she’s made it!”

What a blessing! Congrats!!

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Kathy Griffin Says She’s ‘Not Welcome’ at the Women’s March — but She Still Supports It

Explaining why she wouldn’t be one of the celebrities who joined millions of women (and men) across the world for a second year of the Women’s March this weekend, Kathy Griffin claimed her presence was “not welcome.”

“So, yeah, after all these months, I’m still not welcome at #WomensMarch2018 etc. (For now). But I support you!!!” she wrote on social media Saturday.

Although the comedian did not go into details about her claim, she shared her message alongside a black-and-white version of her infamous photo holding a mask of Donald Trump’s bloodied head, which seemed to imply the controversial photo was the reason she felt she wasn’t welcome.

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Although Griffin initially apologized for the photo, she walked back on those comments during an interview with BBC World News program HardTalk in November when she said wasn’t sorry for sharing the photo.

“I’m not sorry. I take the apology back 1,000 percent,” Griffin said. “The reason I made the apology is when the image went out, I thought people would just think, ‘That’s Kathy doing another shocking image.’ ”

“I’ve done many throughout my entire career, and I’ve done many shocking things,” she added. “When I won my first Emmy I said, ‘Suck it, Jesus, because this award is my God now!’ And you know, the conservatives took ads out it the papers. That’s what they like to spend their time and money on. So yes, I knew what I was doing.”

Griffin went on to explain that she felt motivated to apologize originally when “good friend” Rosie O’Donnell — whom Griffin called “the preeminent expert of being trolled by this fool, ‘the Accidental President’ ” — likened the photo to Daniel Pearl, the American journalist who was beheaded in Pakistan.

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“She said, ‘What if Daniel Pearl’s mother saw this?’ ” Griffin recalled. “When she said that, I thought, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I’ve never apologized for a joke. I get it.”

After the image went viral, Griffin claimed she received hate mail and death threats from Trump supporters and was put under federal investigation for two months (she remains on the no-fly list and has been detained at every airport she’s flown to since, she says). Some of her tour dates of were canceled, and she was fired from her gig co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve Live show (which she had for nearly 10 years). Griffin also lost high-profile friends, including CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

 

 


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‘KUWTK’ Recap: Khloe Finally Tells the Family She’s Pregnant

Oh baby! The Khloe Kardashian television pregnancy reveal we’ve all been waiting for finally arrived. While the Revenge Body host may be six months along as of January 2018, the Monday, January 15, episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians brought us a special glimpse into what she was going through at six weeks pregnant when she told both her family and Tristan Thompson’s family!

“I’m pregnant,” Khloe admitted emotionally, while holding a positive pregnancy test … but not to her family. Instead, she first told her assistant, Alexa Okyle. Khloe also described the moment she told Tristan via Facetime: “He was like, ‘Wait are you kidding or serious?’” Khloe, who decided to hold off on telling her family in favor of saving the big reveal for an upcoming barbecue, found herself in the odd position of sharing the news with just her Alexa, Tristan … and probably a few production crew members.

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In a moment of dramatic irony, Khloe found herself in a pickle when sister Kourtney Kardashian kept asking Khloe about her diet routine. Kourtney, in typical blunt fashion, remarked, “You’ve gained a few pounds.” She then added, “Have you amped up the eating since Tristan’s been back?”

She was shocked with the rest of the family when Khloe and Tristan revealed the news in Kris Jenner’s backyard to an audience of both of their families. A choked up and nervous Khloe admitted, while holding niece Dream Kardashian, “We’re so lucky and blessed to have everyone here … we’re having a baby.”

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Kris’ initial reaction was a sense of relief that Khloe would never be childless. The matriarch admitted, “I always thought that Khloe would may be one of those women who never had kids.” Khloe then revealed the timeline of her pregnancy saying offhandedly, “I’ll be six weeks on Tuesday.”

In a nearly cringe-worthy moment of pink elephants, Khloe told Kylie Jenner the news via Facetime – of course, there was no mention of Kylie’s pregnancy. Kylie seemed overjoyed that Khloe was pregnant saying, while Kim Kardashian later admitted she was “actually pregnant” so they could go through the pregnancy together.

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While the pregnancy reveal was the highlight of the special Monday night episode, another highlight was when Kim admitting she had glam squad requests in her will – she always will have her hair done, even if in a coma.

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Former USWNT star Hope Solo announced on Thursday that she is running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Solo made the announcement on Facebook, detailing her motivation in running for the position and outlining the four core principles she'll be campaigning for.

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Dakota Fanning talks child stardom, sparring with sister Elle and the wildest thing she’s ever done

From Hollywood child star to modern ingenue, Dakota Fanning’s rise to success has been seamless and without scandal. She tells Martha Hayes where it all went right.

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Dakota Fanning has an eye roll is so spectacular, it deserves its own meme.

Becoming famous at the age of seven, followed by 16 years of being asked the same questions repeatedly, has given her ample practice.

The worst offenders allude to how much she’s ‘grown up’ since making her Hollywood debut in I Am Sam (2001) (becoming the youngest actress in history 
to be nominated, at eight, for a Screen Actors Guild Award); what it was like ‘working with Tom Cruise’ 
in War Of The Worlds (2005) 12 years ago; and finally, isn’t it a miracle that she didn’t ‘go off the rails’ like so many other child stars. Ugh.

And so it becomes my mission when meeting the now 23-year-old in London for our cover shoot to not give 
her any opportunity to roll her eyes.

Settled on a big 
sofa in the middle of a bustling studio on a balmy Sunday afternoon, I tell her I’m assuming she probably has gone off the rails in secret and ask her what’s the wildest thing she’s ever done. ‘It would absolutely not be printable,’ she says laughing, clapping her hands. Definitely no eye roll here.

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‘It always cracks me up when people talk about how I haven’t gone off the rails − which I have not, by any means − but you know, I’m a normal person. I love a party and I love having people over for any occasion since I’ve had my own apartment in New York. I’m always like, “You can stay with me!” I don’t cook, but I make cocktails. I make a good margarita.’

Comfily dressed in a navy ribbed sweater and slouchy navy sweatpants, Dakota Fanning has just flown in from Budapest, where’s she’s spent the last six months filming psychological period drama series The Alienist. Described by Netflix as ‘a headstrong secretary determined to become the first female police detective [in 1870s New York],’ Sarah Howard sounds like a dream of a role for Fanning’s first foray into the golden era of television.

Her commitment and attachment not only to the part but to the cast (including Luke Evans and Daniel Brühl) and crew, makes me warm to her quickly. Not just because, on a superficial level, she sounds really fun (‘On one of the first nights they threw an event and
 I stole all the actors and took them back to my apartment. That was my first party…’) but because she talks with an honesty and sincerity when she could so easily be more jaded.

She is a stickler for routine, and while signing up for a six-month TV show could be daunting, she admits she found it comforting. ‘I like knowing where I’m going to be and making myself at home. [I] work so hard to get comfortable and get to know people. I love the life I’ve had in Budapest.’

As a result, she found reaching the end of the project quite emotional. ‘When you wrap your scenes, the producer or director might say a little something about you. And when they did, I just burst into tears and sat there crying in front of the entire cast and crew.’

Dakota Fanning on growing up as a child star

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Always the ingénue and constantly defined by her childhood roles, which also include Charlotte’s Web (2006), or her teen roles in Twilight (2009, 2010, 2012) or The Runaways (2010), I tell Fanning it was refreshing to see her in Ewan McGregor’s American Pastoral last year playing a political terrorist (and with a convincing stutter to boot). ‘But you know what would crack me up? People would say that was my “grown-up” role. I was playing
a 16-year-old. That was my grown-up role!’

Around the time of making American Pastoral, Fanning pushed herself out of her comfort zone further by playing a mute wife and mother in western thriller Brimstone alongside Guy Pearce and Kit Harington. She is keen to direct, and will produce as well as play the protagonist in the much-anticipated big-screen adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, directed by her friend Kirsten Dunst.

‘I am definitely ambitious,’ explains Fanning, who is also enrolled on a women’s studies course at NYU, with a focus on the portrayal of women in film and culture. ‘I’ve never been the kind of person who has been  
like, “I want to do this, this and this, and then I’ll be happy.” Professionally, I am very ambitious but those ambitions reveal themselves, subconsciously, as the challenges come along.’

She’s aware that she is lucky her love of the profession has ‘never wavered’ when a lot of her friends are still figuring their lives out. But in an Insta generation where most actors have a fashion line or a lifestyle platform, does she feel a pressure to do something on the side?

‘I do have moments where 
I feel like nowadays being just an actor isn’t enough. I was listening to Anna Faris Is Unqualified, which I love, and I was like, [in a paranoid whisper] “She’s 
an actor. Now she has a podcast… am I supposed 
to get a podcast?!”

‘It used to be that if you were an actor and you did certain things, it was cheesy, but things are changing so much. I like that the lines are blurred and you’re allowed to do those things. I just don’t know if I have anything 
I would feel authentic doing yet, because we can tell when it’s not real, right? When somebody doesn’t actually believe in what they’re doing?’

Dakota Fanning on the simple life lesson her mother taught her

For someone so accustomed to Hollywood, Fanning lacks any sense of entitlement and is unfailingly polite. Everything I’d read before meeting her suggested this was going to be the case, but while that’s preferable to a monster ego, I worried it could make her a bit robotic or sedate. I’ve come to the conclusion she’s just incredibly well adjusted and at ease with herself.

She arrives at the cover shoot on her own (which is unusual) and talks to everybody – from the photographer to the stylist’s assistant – in the same, chatty tone. Her body language during the interview 
also speaks volumes; bare feet up on the sofa, leaning forward when she laughs.

It’s no surprise, then, when she tells me the biggest lesson her mother instilled in her growing up was treating other people well. ‘There are so many things that are out of your control in life and what you can control is how you treat other people,’ she explains. ‘My mom is very selfless. She’s done everything for me and my sister 
and thought about us a thousand times before she has ever thought about something for herself. I hope to be that way,’ she adds with a giggle. ‘I try.’

Originally from a town east of Atlanta, in Georgia, on the surface it could be assumed her mother – a retired tennis player – and salesman father were pushy stage parents for uprooting the family to La La Land, but it was only ever intended to be temporary.

An enthusiastic performer from the age of five, Fanning was encouraged by a drama teacher to sign up with a local agent and maybe do a couple of commercials. When her mother took her to visit her aunt in LA that summer, she attended some auditions – and kept getting work. Eventually Fanning’s father, sister and grandmother moved out to join them. And she credits that strong female household for keeping her grounded.

‘Seeing my mom be a stay-at-home mom, I saw the 
strength in that; in choosing to dedicate her life to being the best mom,’ she recalls. ‘I remember promoting The Runaways, [about the first all-girl rock band, co-staring Kristen Stewart] and being asked, “Have you ever been told you couldn’t do something because you were a girl?” And I was like, “No,
I haven’t”, and I realised that in growing up with very strong women, I [always had] the feeling there was nothing I couldn’t do.’

They are a close-knit, sporty family. ‘I would be disowned if I said I didn’t like sport. My mom would 
be like, “How could you say something like that?!” It’s true, I do like it, I just can’t play because I don’t have the drive or passion to be a professional athlete. Or the talent… let’s be honest.’

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Does that make Elle, her younger sister also in the industry, her sparring partner? They certainly know how to wind each other up. ‘She thinks I’m turning into our mom, which I guess is inevitable for everybody, I don’t know. She’s like [puts on moany voice], “You and Mom – you’re like two moms!” Our mom is a constant reminder of “don’t forget to do this, and don’t forget to do that” and I am turning into a reminder. I can’t help it.’

Jokes aside, despite being in the same competitive industry, Fanning and her famous sister have a great relationship, largely because of how organically both their careers developed. ‘All of a sudden, it kind of happened and we kept going because we enjoyed it,’ she says. ‘But we don’t talk about it that much. We have our own separate relationship with what we do. We’ve never felt the need to get into it.’

The four-year age gap hasn’t always been easy. ‘There are a few years where you’re both experiencing such different things; age nine and 13 – nothing in common; 12 and 16 – we didn’t know what to do with each other. Now as she’s getting older and I’m getting older we’re getting closer… and that’s really lovely.’

As separate as they view their careers, isn’t it likely they’ll both go up for the same role one day? ‘We’ve had scenarios where we’ve gone to meet the same person and it’s totally fine. To us, we’re so different.’

In the time I’ve spent with Fanning, I’ve discovered she is fun-loving, loyal, ambitious and passionate about 
New York, where she’s lived since she was 18 – not bad going considering she once said, ‘If I can achieve it, I don’t want anyone to know anything about me.’

‘I know, I don’t really say anything!’ She’s reluctant to talk about relationships, money or politics. ‘I do still feel that way. I think there’s something cool about being a little mysterious, which is hard to do nowadays.’

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She initially resisted joining Instagram (she now has 1.8m followers), ‘but I would get frustrated with people talking about my “grown-up” roles’ and she wanted the right to reply. ‘I thought, I’m not making that big of an effort to show people who I actually am.’

Hers is an unselfconscious and casually curated feed of ‘little flashes of my sense of humour or things I care about.’ I couldn’t help noticing her love of Whispering Angel rosé wine. ‘Oh my god, it’s the best,’ she cries. 
I had been tempted to bring her a bottle as a gift, 
but I didn’t want her to take it the wrong way. ‘I would have welcomed it with open arms,’ she reassures me. ‘And we would be drinking it right now!’

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Doctor’s Orders! Mariah Carey Forced To Postpone Christmas Tour Even More As She’s Still Sick

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Kim Kardashian Says She’s Phoned Her Lawyers for Cyntoia Brown

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Kim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to speak out against the injustice haunting former child sex slave Cyntoia Brown. By the time she was 16 years old, Brown had been repeatedly raped, beaten and held at gunpoint as a victim of sex trafficking. One fateful encounter with a Nashville realtor would lead her to the prospect of lifelong imprisonment.

In 2004, Brown shot and killed 43-year-old Johnny Allen who bought the then-teenager for sex. Brown said she killed Allen out of fear of his past as a sharpshooter in the military, multiple guns she saw in his home and his unsettling demeanor. She is now facing a minimum of 51 years in prison.

On Thursday, Brown’s tragic story resurged into the limelight. Her repeat victimization at the hands of her former pimp, sexual predators and eventually, the justice system hasn’t been sitting well with anyone.

In addition to Rihanna and rapper T.I. who spoke out against Brown’s imprisonment on Monday night, Kim Kardashian has also weighed in. Not only did the 37-year-old admit to being appalled by the travesty of injustice on Tuesday, she said she already called on her lawyers to take action on behalf of Brown, who is now 29 years old.

A petition has been created to free Brown from prison via MoveOn Petitions. If enough signatures are accumulated, it will be delivered to the U.S. Congress.

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Zayn Malik ‘Thanks God’ Girlfriend Gigi Hadid Handles Their Schedule: ‘She’s Really Organized … I’m Really Not’

Even though Zayn Malik and his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid both have busy schedules, the power couple makes seeing each other a priority.

“It’s actually not that hard for us ,” the singer-songwriter tells Billboard in the magazine’s new cover story — before revealing the reason it’s so easy is because Hadid is in charge of the calendar. “It helps that she’s really organized. Thank God! Because I’m really not, so she helps organize my schedule around seeing her!”

Of course it probably also helps that Malik and Hadid “pretty much live together,” splitting time between his homes in Los Angeles and London and Hadid’s apartment in New York City.

The heartthrob, who made headlines for leaving the successful boy band One Direction in 2015, also revealed that his 22-year-old girlfriend is one of the few people who gets to hear his music while it’s still being written.

“She’s in the studio quite a lot,” Malik, 24, said, adding that “She likes to cook for me and stuff — when I’m here late, she’ll come down and bring me food. She’s cool.”

Malik also opened up about how he decides what to do with his own career, now that he’s the one in control.

“I don’t do things that I wouldn’t buy into. I try to explain that to people and hope that they understand,” he said, adding that “it doesn’t come from a place of being arrogant or above anything.”

Speaking about his former bandmates, Malik revealed that even though he’s not in touch with any of them, he doesn’t attribute that to bad blood — just growing up. “Our relationships have definitely changed since we were in a band together, but I think that’s just life. Everybody grows up; two of the guys have got kids now. But no, I don’t talk to any of them, really.”

In 2016, Zayn had previously told NME that he had tried to contact his former bandmates, “but nobody’s reached out,” besides Liam Payne. “I’m still probably the closest to Liam,” he added. “We talk on the phone. He congratulated me on my single , which was nice. I congratulated him on his Brit Award. It was a good chat.”

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Zayn also discussed his collaboration with Taylor Swift — who happens to be a close friend of Hadid — saying he personally recruited Swift for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack standout “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever.”

“I felt like she was the right artist for the song. And of course, she’s also a massive artist, so that brings its benefits,” he said. “I get to let her fans know that I’m doing this kind of music, and she lets her fans know she likes my kind of music — there’s no opposition, for real.”


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Megan Fox got fired and she’s a millionaire film star

So we’ll all be OK…

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Megan Fox is on top of her game – not only nailing the parenting game as a happy mother of three, but also at a great place career-wise, starring in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles among other blockbuster hits. She even came to our TV screens last year as a recurring character in the hit US sitcom, New Girl.

Bottom line – she’s doing very well, but it hasn’t always been the case, with the actress opening up this week about one of her lowest moments.

Megan has finally spoken out about getting publicly fired from Transformers: Dark of the Moon back in 2009, replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley after she called director Michael Bay ‘a nightmare to work for’, explaining that he ‘wants to be like Hitler on his sets.’

Bay has since explained that the order to fire the actress actually came from the film’s executive producer, Steven Spielberg, but according to Fox, no matter who the order came from, it was a tough time. Now however, she looks back on the experience positively, explaining how it has shaped her.

‘That was absolutely the low point of my career,’ the 31-year-old explained in an interview with Cosmopolitan. ‘But without that thing I wouldn’t have learned as quickly as I did.’

She continued: ‘All I had to do was apologise – and I refused. I was so self-righteous at 23. I couldn’t see that it was for the greater good. I really thought I was Joan of Arc.’

‘It hurt me and a lot of other people,’ she went on to explain. ‘However, that darkness that descended caused enormous and brisk spiritual growth. Once I realised I brought it on myself, it was an invaluable learning experience, looking back on it.’

So basically, if Megan Fox has been fired and has ended up where she is now, we’ll all be OK. Phew.

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Jessica Alba Reveals Whether She’s Planning to Have More Kids After Baby No.3

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Liz Hurley, 52, looks stunning in age-defying white dress as she’s joined by Mel Sykes and Lisa Snowdon at charity event

ELIZABETH Hurley lights up a glitzy bash in a pure white frock with frilly shoulders.

The actress looked better than ever in the figure-hugging dress, which she teamed with pointed high heels and a glamorous gold clutch bag.

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To finish the look Hurley donned a pink ribbon in support of the charity and diamond earrings.

The actress, 52, joined stars including Mel Sykes and Lisa Snowdon for the Make Your Mark lunch at London’s Savoy Hotel to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Mel Sykes showed off her svelte figure in a lace midi dress.

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Sasha Pieterse Wows on PEOPLE’s Ones to Watch Red Carpet as She Reveals Why She’s ‘So Thankful to DWTS’

Sasha Pieterse candidly spoke about her health struggles and medical condition on Dancing with the Stars last week — and says she could not be happier to have a stage on which to be so open.

During the second week of competition, the Pretty Little Liars alum, 21, revealed she gained nearly 70 lbs. in two years due to a hormone condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

“I’m so thankful to Dancing with the Stars for giving me that platform,” Pieterse said at PEOPLE’s Ones to Watch Party at NeueHouse in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

“I loved that I was able to share that with people and bring awareness to it. The response has been amazing,” said the actress, who wore a dress by Zhivago to the party, which was presented by Maybelline New York.

“It’s all positive and supportive. I’ve actually come into contact with so many friends who have PCOS that I never even knew. This is something that’s really important to me and glad that it’s getting shared.”

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The South Africa native previously told PEOPLE about the severity of the disorder.

“There’s a lot of symptoms – like irregular periods, weight gain, impossible to lose weight — that seem somewhat normal sometimes depending on your lifestyle, but I feel like you have to just go and get it checked,” said Pieterse, who will return to Freeform for a Pretty Little Liars spinoff.

“PCOS can lead to ovarian cancer and breast cancer and thyroid issues that could’ve been avoided. More than half of woman have it, and they don’t even know. It really is a huge issue that I want to share and hopefully help even one person deal with it.”

On the show, Pieterse, who announced her engagement to Sheaffer on Instagram in December 2015, said she received some nasty comments after she started to gain weight.

“It was really, really hurtful the way people reacted,” the star told viewers. “People were staying stuff like, ‘She’s pregnant.’ ‘You’re fat.’ They were angry or mad that I looked like this. It was one of the hardest things I have ever been through.”

But thanks to the dancing and exercise of DWTS, she’s lost 15 lbs.

“I’m feeling like me again,” Pieterse said during the episode. “Being on the show, I’ve lost over 15 pounds. It’s not an easy road, but being able to focus on getting myself healthy again, and the fact that I’m seeing results, getting better is all I can ask for.”


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Wendy Williams Says She’s Not Ashamed Of Her Bikini Body


In preparation for her eponymous show’s upcoming 9th season starting tomorrow, September 18, Wendy Williams spoke to the media at her set in New York City to dish primarily about what to expect from the show.

Before you ask, yes, you best believe she was asked about those vacation snaps of her in a bikini on a beach in Barbados. And of course she had no problem at all discussing the issue. But first, what up with Season 9 of The Wendy Williams Show?

“The set is still the same. The seat covers are still the same. My ‘Hot Topics’ setup is still the same. It’s the same!” the 53-year-old host responded.

“But, I’m changing every year, because every year I feel more free and not tethered to this show. If you watch, you watch—I’m grateful. You don’t? Eh! I’m going home. I’m pulling my blinds up and going home. I am not as suffocated by my career as I used to feel.”

The show debuted in 2008, since then, Williams’ life “has moved in so many different ways,” she added. “That makes a looser lip. The looser I feel about myself, the more comfortable I am.”

Williams promised Season 9 will feature “more invisible cigarettes, more inappropriate questions and more ridiculousness, ’cause that is the Wendy Williams way.”

Oh yeah, here’s also this special somethin’ somethin’ from the mind of Wendy. She’s kicking off Season 9 in a big way — by lighting up the Empire State Building.

“I chose pink and purple, they literally gave me the color palettes to choose from.”

OK, now that we got that out-of-the-way, let’s talk about that vacay and those pics that everybody is speaking on. When asked how it went, she deadpanned:

“I don’t know. You tell me.”

C’mon Wendy, kill the fake indignation and cut to the chase. You know what the deal is.

“I’ve seen online people trying to diss my bikini body,” she said. “I got it goin’ on, honey! My belly is tight.”

In another interview she spoke about her assets or lack thereof. Of her figure, Williams notes she has “perky boobs and a flat belly, and if I got no behind, I can buy one like the rest of you all.”

“I don’t want front and back,” she adds of her body. “Like, I’m done with that. So, you know, I have a flat behind. I talk about it all the time. I’m shaped like a capital P… I can joke about myself before you ever joke with me.”

She said her and husband, Kevin Hunter, go on a “lovers’ holiday” at least twice a year. That means leaving their 17-year-old son at home.

“It’s just the two of us,” Williams explained. “We were there for seven days.”

Even with Hurricane Irma wreaking havoc nearby, Williams said it was sunny every day.

“I felt so guilty! Oh, my gosh! Oh, the guilt of it all!” she said. “I’m watching TV and seeing the hurricane. My parents live in Miami. My sister and my brother and their families live in Miami. They’re driving and sheltering and scattering around, and I’m lying on the beach [smoking my invisible cigarettes].”

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Janet Jackson Back On Stage; She’s Nice, Nasty & Political

No more “nice” Janet. Nasty Janet is back! That’s riiight, Mis Jackson is back on tour and fans getting her hotness as a reward.

If you somehow haven’t heard, Janet Jackson has resumed her “State of the World” tour. It kicked off Thursday night in Lafayette, Louisiana. And dayuuuuum, was she ever lookin’ good. Check out the video above for proof. Heck, you’d never guess she’d given birth earlier this year.

Jackson wore her long locks high up in a ponytail while busting a move in tight jeans, knee-high boots, and a fitted white sweater. She also rocked a black bodysuit with a cinched belt.

“She has lost more than 65 pounds and has her pre-baby body back and then some,” a source told ET at the time. “It’s a grueling schedule but she is up to the task.”

As we alluded to up top, Thursday marked Jackson’s first live performance since giving birth to her son Eissa in January. The GRAMMY winner had previously postponed her tour to have the little guy.

The other thing to remember is she is now free to resume her entertainment career without the interference of her Muslim husband, Wissam Al Mana, because they are divorcing.

The bottom line is his loss is the fans’ gain. Oh yeah, Janet’s buddy, Tyler Perry, was in the audience … dancing and singing along, too, according to TMZ.

Janet’s show wasn’t all fun, however. There was a super serious element as well. Before the pop legend took to the stage, a video condemning white supremacy, domestic terrorism, and fascism was screened. An excerpt of the opening video, recorded live by a fan. Check it out below.

The one-minute video introduction starts by naming unarmed black men who were killed by police officers: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Jonathan Ferrell. Then, we hear audio clips of television personalities and protestors explaining the threats of white supremacy, privilege, and inequality.

In the meantime, welcome back, Miss Jackson! We missed the nasty!

(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Tennis Star Garbiñe Muguruza, on Whether She’s the U.S. Open Favorite

The Wimbledon champion on defeating the Williams sisters, her chances at the upcoming U.S. Open and people staring at her in the street

You’re 23 and have won two Grand Slam titles in two seasons. Serena Williams is taking a break for her pregnancy and nearing the end of her career. Is this your moment?

That’s what everybody’s thinking. But it’s not easy. The more you win, the more expectations people have–they see you as a possible champion everywhere you go. You realize everyone’s watching you and expecting you to win. It’s hard.

You beat Venus Williams in the Wimbledon final in July and Serena in last year’s French Open final. So what’s the secret to taking down the Williams sisters?

[Laughs.] There’s no secret. Just go out there without fear. Yeah, you’re playing one of the greatest tennis players. But don’t feel like you’re not free. You have to focus on the game and forget about the crowd, the match, the opponent. It’s a lot of work to prepare. Once you go out on the court, you have to feel that you did everything you could to be ready.

Has life changed since you won Wimbledon?

The more you’re holding big trophies, the more people recognize you. The good thing is, I play with a visor. When I’m on the street wearing jeans, people are looking at me, doubting. They stare at me and they don’t know. It’s funny. Sometimes I look at them and I’m like, “Why are you staring at me?”

You were born in Venezuela and moved to Spain when you were 6. But people have said you play like you’re Russian. What does that mean?

Women from Eastern Europe and Russia, they’re taller and they hit hard and they’re very aggressive. Spain is completely different. I’m tall [6 ft.] and have long arms and hit the ball hard. So they were calling me the Spanish Russian because they didn’t understand why I was playing like that.

The Grand Slam tournaments now offer equal prize money for men and women. But some smaller events still have a gender pay gap. Should equal pay be mandated?

This opinion is hard, because I feel like no matter what people say, it’s going to be misunderstood. I understand when they say the men’s final is going to attract more people, and maybe a women’s match is not as full. But I think that more and more, it’s getting equal.

Serena Williams won the Australian Open this year while almost eight weeks pregnant. Do you picture yourself playing a tournament while carrying a child?

No. That was very impressive. I think the day I want to become a mom and have a family, I will stop tennis. I don’t think I will handle both things at the same time.

The U.S. Open begins in late August. What’s the most difficult aspect of the tournament?

I never really do well in the U.S. Open. There is something that is not clicking. I don’t know what it is. And every time I go there, I’m excited. I love the city. With New York, I feel two things: I’m very happy when I get there, and I’m very happy when I leave.

So are you the favorite?

Oh my goodness. No, not really. People say the last champion’s going to win the next tournament. It’s the classic way to see it. And it never happens.


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Jackie Christie Drags Evelyn & Believes She’s Being Extorted

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Jackie Christie believes her daughter Ta’Kari Lee is being manipulated by friends into penning a tell-all book about their strained relationship.

“Whenever we talk, it’s always ‘Oh it’s not me doing it, it’s somebody else,” Jackie revealed. “There is another person involved. She’s a girl that was in Ta’Kari’s past. She’s an extortionist I guess. I don’t know. She tried to extort money before. She’s the one who is behind the whole marketing, twitter trolling and stalking me.”

According to Jackie, there is network of people trying to bring her down. When asked if she sees her grandchild, she responded, “absolutely.”

“I won’t support when you have your child’s father, your boyfriend or fiancée or whatever he is to her — these are you guys responsibilities. I raised you, I’m your mother I taught you well. And I’ve always told you, in this world you have to work. You have to treat people right and be fair. Don’t do unto others what you don’t want done to you. You have to go out into the world and make an income. Now mama’s here, and if you need to come home, you can come home and your babies can come home. But you and your kids and your father can’t come. I have a family of my own. He has to step up and be that responsible father if he is going to make these kids.

As for Jackie’s relationship with her “Basketball Wives” costars, she says we have to watch the reunion. But she did say this about Evelyn Lozada,

“She really tried to ruin my name and sully my character and f*ck up my legacy that I built. I built this. And there would not be none of this to come back to. You were in obscurity, meaning, you didn’t have anything going on. You was at home watching us on TV all these seasons. I know it was popping and you felt like you wanted to come back and be apart of that.”

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Jackie Christie famously renews her wedding vows every year with an over-the-top ceremony and promises the 22nd one will be huge. Why 22? Because it’s one of Doug’s favorite numbers. Oh ok.

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Here’s An Update On Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Netflix Series Featuring Nola Darling

There’s been plenty of chatter surrounding Spike Lee’s upcoming Netflix revival of She’s Gotta Have It. Released nearly 30 years ago, the film narrated the life of an attractive 20-something Brooklynite who explores many facets of life like living a sexually liberated lifestyle, exercising the power of choice as a woman, and her career. And now, it’s […]

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Doctor in Hospital to Give Birth Herself Jumps in to Deliver Fellow Patient’s Baby: ‘She’s a Really Special Person’

A Kentucky doctor who was in her own hospital room preparing to give birth to her second baby heard screaming from the room next door and jumped in to help, delivering that patient’s baby because the on-call doctor was out of the building.

“I just put on another gown to cover up my backside and put on some boots over my shoes, to keep from getting any fluid and all that stuff on me, and went down to her room,” Dr. Amanda Hess told TV station WKYT.

Dr. Hess — an obstetrician/gynecologist hours away from delivering her own child at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, Kentucky — recognized the woman screaming as a patient from her practice who she happened to have seen the week before for a final pre-natal appointment.

Leah Halliday-Johnson, 38, tells PEOPLE that she was only 1-cm. dilated when she checked into the hospital but an hour later her fourth child was arriving faster than expected and with the umbilical cord loosely wrapped around her neck. The nurses asked her to try not to push because the on-call doctor was still on his way back from his break, she says.

“I was not being quiet about the fact that it was difficult for me not to push,” Halliday-Johnson says, adding that with no time for any pain medication, she let out a scream or two.

Dr. Hess, who had checked into the hospital that same night, had already changed into her patient gown and was preparing to be induced when she heard the commotion. “She overheard the nurses preparing for a woman in active labor who needed to deliver immediately because the baby was in distress — that baby was coming and needed help,” fellow physician Dr. Hala Sabry wrote on Facebook.

Halliday-Johnson said didn’t know until later that Dr. Hess wasn’t on duty at the hospital but actually had been in her own hospital room down the hall.

“I said, OK, it’s great to see you. Can I push now?” Halliday-Johnson said. “She was in complete doctor mode. She just heard somebody needed help.”

Dr. Hess realized there was no time to wait and delivered Halliday-Johnson’s healthy 8-lb. girl at about 8:40 p.m. on July 23 after two quick pushes, says the relieved mom. The new baby joins a sister, 14, and brothers aged 5 and 4.

“I had actually taken a call the day before, so I thought really that I was working up to the last minute. But this was literally ’til the last second,” Dr. Hess told TV station WLEX.

“She’s a really special person,” Halliday-Johnson says. “I’m thankful for her.”

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The on-call doctor arrived shortly after and completed the rest of the procedures while Dr. Hess went back to her own room, Halliday-Johnson says.

Dr. Hess later gave birth to her own baby, a girl she named Ellen Joyce, who joins sister Kate, according to Sabry.

“It’s life-affirming that there are these women out there watching out for other women,” Halliday-Johnson says. “She has made me feel good about life.”


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She’s practicing vaginal weight lifting, and you ought to join her

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A coconut, a chandelier, and a surfboard are just a few of the items a “vaginal kung fu” artist has lifted using her vagina.

But before we get to the mechanics of how Kim Anami is able to pick up and hold such a variety of objects, take a look at these eye-catching, kegel-clenching photos from her Instagram account:

#thingsiliftwithmyvagina The Morocco Series. The Edge. ⠀ Lifting couscous in ceramic glazed bowl. ⠀ ⠀ Dangerous curves ahead. ⠀ ⠀ This was the craziest road I’ve ever seen or been on. ⠀ ⠀ No, scratch that. There was a crazier one in Morocco, with no barriers on the sides, with steep, hundreds-of-meter drops on a pass through the second highest mountain range in Africa. ⠀ ⠀ That one was crazier. ⠀ ⠀ The markets and cities in Morocco are gorgeous works of art. ⠀ ⠀ But our countryside adventures were the most memorable. Absolutely stunning passages and gorgeous people. ⠀ ⠀ And wild, crazy, roads with picnic lunches served by my vagina. ⠀ ⠀ #poweredbyvagina⠀ #vaginalkungfu⠀ #morocco⠀ #ohthethingsyourvaginacando⠀ #jadeeggs #yonieggs⠀

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$ 100k says my vaginas are happier, healthier and stronger. ⠀ ⠀ Jen Gunter, I challenge you to a Vagina-Off. ⠀ ⠀ This woman has made the rounds of the internet lately, with her bullshit claims that jade yoni eggs are “toxic and dangerous.” ⠀ ⠀ So put your money where your vagina is. ⠀ ⠀ I am so confident of the phenomenal results that are shown in the lives and loves of my client vaginas, I’m willing to bet $ 100,000- that they surpass yours in all of these areas:⠀ ⠀ – Orgasms⠀ – Natural lubrication⠀ – Ejaculation⠀ – Sexual pleasure and sensation⠀ – Overall rejuvenation of their sex lives and thus their relationships/marriages⠀ – Libido⠀ – Reversal of urinary stress incontinence⠀ – Improvement in PMS, difficult periods and menopause⠀ ⠀ My vaginas are going to kick your vaginas’ asses.⠀ ⠀ Read about the full wager here: ⠀ ⠀ http://kimanami.com/the-100000-vagina/⠀ ⠀ #vaginalkungfu #poweredbyvagina #jadeeggs #yonieggs #thingsiliftwithmyvagina ⠀ ⠀ Image: Me, and my Oscar-winning vagina on Hollywood Boulevard, symbolically standing on the star of Hedy Lamarr—because beauty, brains and vagina are where it’s at. ⠀

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Did you read that fun fact in the last caption? Kim writes: “If you didn’t know, the world record for vaginal weight lifting is 31 pounds, held by Tatiana Kozhevnikova, from Russia.”

Can you imagine hoisting a toddler with no hands?!

While Kim’s images might be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, genital weight lifting is far from being something new. Here she explains where the practice comes from, and how jade eggs make it all possible.

Even if becoming a vaginal weight lifting sex-positive Instagram star isn’t on your to-do list, there’s good reason to be inspired by Kim’s passion for vaginal strength. Toning up your pelvic floor with kegel exercises leads to both an increase in sexual pleasure and helps with stress incontinence — also known as peeing your pants, a problem many women find themselves dealing with after giving birth.

Your baby hasn’t arrived quite yet? There’s even some evidence that suggests having good control of your pelvic floor muscles may help during the pushing stage of labor.

Are you game to try a jade egg or vaginal weight lifting?

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Pippa Middleton Proves She’s Not Afraid Of Heights On Her Honeymoon

One honeymoon location just isn’t enough for Pippa Middleton and her new husband, James Matthews. 

The two jetted off to Tetiaroa, French Polynesia ― one of Obama’s recent vacation spots ― after their wedding last weekend. Apparently they’ve had their fill of South Pacific sun, as Middleton and Matthews were recently spotted in Sydney, Australia. 

On Wednesday, Middleton and her hubby climbed the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge at night. The bridge offers 360-degree views of Sydney and stands about 440 feet in the air.

The night climb costs around $ 253 – $ 388 for adults and can take up to 3.5 hours to complete. 

The couple is staying at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Sydney, which offers views of the Sydney Harbour and the Sydney Opera House, according to a press release.

So far, they’ve explored the city by way of a water taxi and a sea plane. The two recently flew a seaplane to lunch at the Cottage Point Inn, which looks like a cute spot for the newlyweds: 

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Where will they jet off to next?

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Farrah Abraham Calls Kendra Wilkinson Baskett a ‘Production Puppet’ After Girls Next Door Alum Says She’s ‘Phony’

Farrah Abraham is responding to Kendra Wilkinson Baskett‘s claims that the Teen Mom OG star is “phony.”

Sitting down with PEOPLE Now, Abraham, 25, learned that her Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars — Family Edition costar confirmed she was “phony” during a previous interview with PEOPLE. “Their whole little thing, I wanted to not be in the same room as them. … I just didn’t trust it. I like real and raw. They were cool, but I just kind of stayed away,” the Girls Next Door alum told PEOPLE of starring alongside Abaraham’s family on the reality series.

After watching the mother of two’s interview, Abraham tells PEOPLE, “That’s fine with her opinion. I just think if you’re a production puppet, you obviously aren’t open to the whole environment of bettering families or understanding other families.”

“And that’s sad for a position — she’s older than I am, so I wish her the best. I think her and her mother really do not have the deep issues that my family has and maybe that’s hard for her to get wherever she is emotionally in her life,” adds the Teen Mom OG star.

On Friday night, Abraham and Wilkinson Baskett will make their debut on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars — Family Edition when the new series premieres. Reflecting on the time spent with her parents on the show, with whom she has an up-and-down relationship, Abraham says of the process: “I think it definitely helped me. … I guess I don’t really let the stress of my family weigh on my career, weigh on my options anymore, which I think we all need freedom from.”

Still, she and her parents have work to do to repair their strained relationship.

“I would say my parents and I still have our troubles due to some people maybe not taking maybe Family Boot Camp seriously, and I think as you watch with me this season, every Friday you will get to see some of the steps that … are putting in our families’ lives that are super important,” says Abraham. “Whether or not we adopt those — the seven steps of engagement, continue working on that — then that’s what my family still struggles with sadly today.”

With her daughter, Sophia, looking up to her as an example, Abraham always strives to focus on the positive.

“I try to make everything a positive, even if it comes off negative,” says Abraham.

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Anne Hathaway Says She’s Asked About Why The Internet Hates Her In Every Interview

The dominant narrative after Anne Hathaway won a 2013 Academy Award for her performance in “Les Misérables” was that she was … kind of a monster. One bred by Hollywood with the audacity to “pretend [she] was happy” while the world jeered on as she made one acceptance speech after another. 

Well, now that she’s actually playing a monster in her new sci-fi movie “Colossal,” let alone one that has a day job as an internet writer, Hathaway is opening up about being the target of such collective and ― let’s be honest ― unfounded criticism.

Speaking with Jezebel for an in-depth interview about “Colossal” and her career since her Oscar win, the actress revealed that she’s still forced to answer questions about what the internet thinks of her in almost every interview, four years later.

“I think it’s weird that it continues to be talked about a little bit. I understand in the context of this movie, why it should be brought up. But it comes up in every interview I do, just about,” Hathaway explained. “I am … not eager, but I am ready for the conversation to move to a place beyond it. I don’t have to contextualize all of my stories, all of my experiences through that time. I’m ready for it to be implied, not overtly stated.” 

During the peak-Hathahate era, the 34-year-old star admits she would sometimes stumble across less-than-flattering articles about herself, even on sites like Jezebel, when she wasn’t seeking it out. 

“I would just be reading about something totally unrelated to me and [see] a headline about me and how much your site dislikes me or whoever was writing it dislikes me would come up. That would catch me off-guard. Now, it’s not that I’ve gotten a rhino skin to it, but I sort of see all of that for what it is.”

@sheiscolossal

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Hathaway knows she’s not perfect and has never aspired to be. That’s why her biggest takeaway from her period of public scrutiny was to look inward instead of give feeding the negativity with more attention. 

“How the world feels about me has nothing to do with me. How other people treat me has nothing to do with me,” she continued. “But if anything that anybody said resonated with me as something I’d like to work on for myself, I took it in like that. And to that extent, I feel like I got to shortcut a lot of my growth. To that extent, even though I wouldn’t have chosen to go through it, I still found a way to be grateful to it.”

To read Hathaway’s full interview, head over to Jezebel

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Inside John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Opposites Attract Romance: ‘She’s Brought Me Out of My Shell’

 

By all appearances John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have always been a perfect match. But the adorable pair who inspire daily #couplegoals didn’t actually start out that way.

“We were always different,” Legend tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I was always a little bit more buttoned up, and she was always more brash and free.” The Ivy League educated musician, 38, hails from Springfield, Ohio while the spirited supermodel, 31, moved around throughout her adolescence before her parents settled in California when she was a teen. It’s there she was discovered while working in a surf shop.

The pair first began dating in 2007, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. “I would get a little nervous at first with some of the things she would say, because I didn’t know how people would react,” admits Legend, “I usually played it more safely.”

But Teigen’s bold infectious spirit quickly had him head over heels, and changing for the better. “I think she’s brought me out of my shell a bit, and made me enjoy life a little bit more,” says Legend. “It’s been fun to grow together in that.”

For more on how John Legend balances fame, family and first-time fatherhood, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

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It’s a great time for the singer, who is currently executive producing the hit WGN America series Underground. On top of the couple welcoming daughter Luna in 2016, he’s recently picked up multiple Grammys and an Oscar and delved into acting. He credits his latest successes to the love of his life.

“I had quite a bit of success before, but it elevated to a new level after I got married and introduced ‘All of Me,’” Legend says of his 2013 smash hit, a heartfelt ode to Teigen. Since then things have only gotten sweeter. Says Legend, “I’m just grateful and trying to enjoy every moment.”

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The Bachelor’s Kristina Schulman Says She’s Now ‘Come to Peace’ After Nick Viall Unexpectedly Sent Her Home

On Monday, Nick Viall came face-to-face with a handful of his ex-girlfriends during the Women Tell All episode of The Bachelor — including sweet Kristina Schulman, who Viall shockingly sent home during their trip to Bimini.

“I didn’t necessarily get the closure when I was getting sent home,” Schulman exclusively told PEOPLE at the February taping. “I was looking forward to the time that I would have on the Women Tell All to talk to him. In the time that I was sent home to now, I’ve come to my own conclusion. I’ve come to peace. Anything that he would’ve said during the Women Tell All made a difference because I was at peace.”

After a successful one-on-one date — where Schulman shared her emotional story of being a foster child in Russia and moving to the United States — the connection between the pair was undeniable. However, according to Viall, it wasn’t strong enough.

“I felt so strongly for Kristina,” Viall wrote in his blog. “She melted my heart in so many ways, but I just knew deep down I had stronger connections with the other women. I couldn’t stand the idea of taking Kristina further only for it not to work out. As hard as it would be to say goodbye to her now, it would have been 100 times harder for both of us if I took a leap and then said goodbye in another week.”

Though things didn’t work out between the two, Schulman is still open to finding love.

“Doing The Bachelor truly opened up my heart and my mind to the possibility of love,” she said. “It’s been about two years since my last relationship and I think in that time I was kind of closed off and reserved. I just got comfortable with myself. Taking this leap of the faith and being on the show and constantly talking about feelings and emotions, it was actually really therapeutic. I feel as if my heart is open. I’m very open to meeting that person.”

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Kendall Jenner and A$AP Rocky Heating Up! ‘She’s Open’ to Getting More Serious, Says Source

They’ve been spotted on dinner dates, partied in Miami and even frolicked in Paris together, but what exactly is going on with Kendall Jenner and A$ AP Rocky?

According to a Jenner pal, the model — who’s been linked to the rapper for months — has been “spending more time” with the rapper and “she’s open to seeing where it goes.”

Busy traveling the world for her modeling gigs, “Kendall’s still not exclusive with anyone, but she’s definitely been showing more interest in A$ AP,” adds the friend.

After being spotted with Jordan Clarkson, Travis Scott and even briefly reuniting with ex Harry Styles, a source told PEOPLE last year that Jenner wasn’t ready to settle down.

“She’s just having fun and not taking anything too seriously with anybody right now,” said the source at the time.

Late last month, Jenner, 21, stepped out for a shopping excursion at a Paris flea market with the rapper, 28. They were also spotted in the City of Light last June at one of her favorite restaurants, L’Avenue.

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Mom Of Boys Has Epic Reaction To Learning She’s Having A Girl

A Kansas City mom is going viral because of her strong reaction to learning the sex of her unborn baby.

On Sunday, blogger Egreis Gjergjani posted a video from her “gender reveal” party on Instagram. Egreis and her husband Jeremy ― who have two sons, ages 1 and 3 ― cut into a cake and found that the frosting was pink for a baby girl. 

As the video shows, the expectant mom was floored … literally.

And I'll end up as a meme somewhere. Fml! We're having a GIRL!!!!!

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Egreis’ Instagram video has been viewed nearly 700,000 times. 

She told The Huffington Post she and her husband weren’t planning to have any more children after their “two amazing sons,” and this third pregnancy was a total surprise.

“Since I’ve had two boys so far, I genuinely did not think I would have a girl,” the mom said. “I even started a children’s couture line, Itty Bitty Toes, that specializes in handmade dresses for little girls. It was my way of experiencing what having a little girl would be like.”

It's official!!!! Egi is having a GIRL #girl #suchasurprise #soexcited #thanksforthecakemom

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Learning that she would soon have a “mini me” to dress in her designs was “an unbelievable feeling,”  she added.

Egreis posted two other videos from the party. One shows the moment before the big reveal and the other shows a prank her friend played on her. Egreis and her husband thought they were going to learn the sex of their baby with a balloon reveal, but it turns out the balloons were pink and blue. 

“My best friend is evil lol,” the mom wrote in the video caption.

My best friend is evil lol @linerss55

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Egreis, who is originally from Albania, is due in June. She said she’s been touched by the kind comments from strangers who watched her big reveal video. 

“So many of them have shared tears of joy with me,” she said. “That’s the beauty of humanity. To be able to relate to another human being, without ever knowing them, simply because you can feel the happiness through a video.”

Egreis has enjoyed re-watching the video and looking at her son George’s reaction. “He knows mommy is having a baby but had no idea really what was going on,” she explained. “He just thought we were celebrating something with cake … I laugh when I see George’s face the entire time. He’s just so confused, wondering what is wrong with the cake!”

Ultimately, Egreis says the source of her joy is simple “To be able to carry a child is a blessing, she said, adding, “That initial discovery of your child’s gender is an amazing feeling. It doesn’t matter if it is boy or girl, just that initial moment of knowing what you’re going to have makes it all so real.”

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Girl Scout Writes Hilariously Honest Reviews For Cookies She’s Selling

Sixth-grader Charlotte McCourt is nothing if not an honest saleswoman.

While selling Girl Scout cookies, the 11-year-old from South Orange, New Jersey emailed some hilariously honest “reviews” of the products to one of her potential buyers. Charlotte’s dad, Sean McCourt, shared the email with television personality Mike Rowe, whose podcast he produces. 

Rowe loved the little girl’s brutal honesty and read the letter out loud for his fans on Facebook.

As Rowe explains in the video, the letter came about after Sean mentioned to Charlotte that his best friend from high school is “very rich.” The enterprising little girl took it upon herself to email the friend to ask if he’d like to buy some cookies or donate a few boxes to men and women serving in the military. 

In her pitch, Charlotte noted that she feels the Girl Scouts organization sometimes use “false advertising” to sell cookies. For the sake of being honest with her clients, she reviewed each type of cookie and assigned ratings on a scale of one to 10.

Though Charlotte praised the “inspired” flavor combination in Thin Mints and the Savannah Smiles “divine taste,” she dismissed Do-si-dos for their “unoriginality” and “blandness” and said Trefoils were “kind of boring.”

In her most scathing review, she wrote that the Toffee-tastic “is a bleak, flavorless gluten-free wasteland. I’m telling you, it is flavorless as dirt.”

Still, the little girl cautioned, “These ratings are only my opinion. Yours may vary.”

Rowe shared a link to Charlotte’s cookie-selling website with his video, which reached over eight million views. 

Following Rowe’s shout-out, Charlotte’s sales skyrocketed, and she quickly surpassed her goal to sell 300 boxes. As of Jan. 27, she’d sold over 11,000.

She sent Rowe a video message updating him on her progress and thanking him and everyone who bought cookies.

As Charlotte noted in her initial email, she’s a member of Troop 22918, “a minuscule but mighty troop of five people.”

With cookie sales like those, “mighty” is certainly accurate.

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Betty White Won’t Remarry, But She’s Open To ‘Fooling Around’

Betty White isn’t interested in marrying again, but a little hanky panky? She’s thought about it.

In a new interview for Yahoo News, Katie Couric asked our favorite 95-year-old if she had ever thought about remarrying after the death of her husband Allen Ludden in 1981.

“Remarry? No. Fooling around, sure!” the “Golden Girls” star joked. (See the moment at the one minute mark in the video above.)

Get it, Betty! 

The “Golden Girl” star also explained what led her to marry Ludden ― the host of the game show “Password” ― after going through two divorces. (The actress was previously married to WWII pilot Dick Barker and theatrical agent Lane Allen.)

“All of a sudden, you find the right one and it makes everything fall into place,” she said of Ludden, whom she was to married to for 18 “wonderful years.”

White may not have married a fourth time, but she’s definitely harbored some crushes. In an interview with Kristen Bell and Jamie Lee Curtis that ran in AARP in 2010, White confessed she had a thing for Robert Redford. 

“I don’t have a fella, but if Allen ― or Robert Redford ― were around, we’d have a very active sex life,” she said. “Does desire melt away with age? I’m waiting for that day to come. Sexual desire is like aging—a lot of it is up here [points to her head].”

May we all live to be that wise and vivacious at 95.

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Over the course of I’ll Have What She’s Having, Ms. Harrington eats like 14 different celebrities, both dead and alive. Among them:Madonna, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolly Parton, and the GOOP goddess herself, Gwyneth Paltrow . . . The writingthough not the foodis delectable. Bari Weiss, The Wall Street Journal Novelist Harrington ( Penelope ) undertakes a hilariously ill-advised experiment in celebrity diets ranging from Beyonc’s master cleanse lemonade with cayenne pepper and maple syrup to Karl Lagerfeld’s guzzling reliance on Diet Coke… While the content is mostly lighthearted and humorous, there is a palpable undercurrent of sharp feminist commentary. — Publisher’s Weekly Fandom through weight loss well, why not? You’ll laugh out loud at the author’s attempts to follow the sometimes excellent, sometimes stomach-churning diet regimens of celebrities: Gwyneth Paltrow (tasty!), Elizabeth Taylor (peanut butter and steak, yuck), Madonna, Beyonc and more. People Magazine’s Best New Books In each chapter of her witty book, Ms. Harrington eats like various celebrities, dead and alive. Among them: Madonna, Jackie Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, and, of course, the domestic goddess herself, Gwyneth Paltrow. It turns out bombshells of Hollywood’s golden age had some nasty ideas about how to lose weight, particularly the gorgeous yo-yo dieter Liz Taylor. Ms. Harrington follows the diet laid out by Taylor in her 1987 book Elizabeth Takes Off.’ One dinner consists of a piece of bread topped with steak and slathered with peanut butter. But that seems to pale in comparison to Taylor’s tuna salad, which consisted of tomato paste, tuna, grapefruit, scallions and mayonnaise. She is, in short, an excellent broad with really bad taste in food,’ Ms. Harrington writes. Bari Weiss, The Wall Street Journal After the sugar-rush of the holidays come the January diet books. One of the most entertaining is I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington . . . It’s both hilarious and sad to think of Gwyneth Paltrow subsisting on kale juice and raw almonds soaked in water, or Dolly Parton trying to slim down on vats of cabbage soup. In the end, Harrington decides, we should quit worrying about being perfect, and have a slice of pizza. Minneapolis Star-Tribune (Five Faves of the Week) Harrington delves into the lives of legendary beauties in the most personal way possible: by emulating their diets. From Greta Garbo to Beyonc, Harrington chronicles the food and fitness regimens that may or may not transform us into svelte stars, too . . . Hilariously humanizing. TimeOut While this is not a tell-all of When Harry Met Sally , Harrington’s new book gives readers the inside scoop of what celebrities do to diet. Harrington actually tries these dietsincluding Pippa Middleton’s haggis and Beyonc’s salt water flush’ in this hilarious account. The Reading Room If you’re hoping to take a critical
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It’s Grandma’s First Time In Hawaii And She’s Not Impressed

Hula, getting lei’d, a nice sunset, perhaps some tropical cocktails … sounds like a good time, right?

Not according to this grandma.

Redditor ratedhero recently posted a picture of his grandmother during her first trip to Hawaii and, by the looks of it, she was seriously unimpressed.

According to ratedhero, they were at a hotel luau on the island of Maui when he took the photo below.

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The photo, uploaded earlier this week, quickly found its way to the top of reddit. Curious redditors asked if grandma had even a little bit of fun.

That’s questionable,” redditor lindsie128, who claims to be the original poster’s sister, replied, including another photo.

“Later in the trip we drove to an amazing spot with a waterfall. The waterfall was down a short, fairly level path in the jungle. My dad asked, ‘Don’t you want to walk down and see it up close?’ She and my aunt said ‘No, we can see it fine from the car.'”

Here’s grandma and auntie watching the awe-inspiring beauty of a Hawaiian waterfall from the comfort of a rental sedan.

Of course, the internet does what it does best and made a meme of it.

Watch out, Grumpy Cat. Maybe Unimpressed Grandma will get her own movie, too.

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Kylie Jenner is pretty good at keeping secrets (she spent all those months denying she had lip injections), so we’re pretty sure she knows what is and isn’t the best idea to post on social media.

And yet here we are. On Wednesday, the 17-year-old took to Snapchat where she posted a number of photos and videos of herself and boyfriend Tyga on a flight, but one video is just not like the others.

“I’m high as fuck,” Jenner is heard saying before taking a bit of what appears to be a biscuit (she shared a photo of what looks like a Popeyes’ fried chicken meal earlier that day), and reacts as though it’s the best thing she’s ever tasted. “Oh my God,” she says as her eyes light up.

We’re not sure if Jenner is referring to the altitude, but The Huffington Post has reached out to her rep for comment.

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Demi Lovato’s Style Evolution Proves She’s All Grown Up

She was a human emoji before anyone knew what an emoji was. At age 15, Demi Lovato was a professionally adorable creature marketed by the Disney machine, all visible wholesomeness and gollygee-ness. Her first job was at age 8 on Barney & Friends. She wound up dating a Jonas brother who was her costar in a Disney TV musical. But right from the start, Lovato was different from the rest of the tween stars to come out of that 2000s boom.
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For her sexy Dom, she’ll open up…but only love will take her all the way. Club 3, Book 1When Daisy joins Big Iron Fitness, it’s to get fit and more comfortable in her skin. But what really makes her sweat is gym owner Dack Humboldt. Watching him pump iron sets off an endorphin rush that has nothing to do with exercise. Dack isn’t looking for love, and doesn’t usually waste time on vanilla even when it’s packaged in a bombshell blonde. Until he hears Daisy’s been asking questions about the goings-on at his private sex club. He’ll be happy to show her the ropes…on his terms. Daisy gathers the moxie to ask Dack out on a date, and gets an offer she can’t refuse. The chance to explore some of her most private fantasies and move beyond her fears about her body. As Dack leads Daisy by the thong into the Dom/sub world, she feels as if she’s finally in her element…until Dack issues a command that brings her up hard against her last emotional barrier. And Dack must decide how far he’ll go to bring his bombshell back into his arms. Warning: Body builders showing off their physiques, blondes looking to have more fun, and members of a private club sharing more than conversation.

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