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Britney Spears celebrated her 41st birthday by posting a sweet tribute to her sister Jamie Lynn Spears on her Instagram this Friday. This is a big turn, considering all of Britney’s posts about her sister as of late have been negative and accusatory. But, this time, she wrote, “It’s my b-day but you’re my heart so I’m thinking about you. Congratulations on being so brave, inspiring, and showing guts and glory in your show !!! You ain’t alone … if anybody knows what that feels like … I get it. My baby sister !!! I love you !!!”
“Dancing with the Stars” is reportedly going to shake things up in an effort to bring in new viewers. A source with the production said the show is looking for “a new host, new judges and bigger name contestants.” This could mean the end for host model Tyra Banks. Tyra’s performance on the show been heavily criticized, as the source said, “There seems to be a disconnect again with viewers which always raises concerns,” but also, Tyra has not been unwilling to promote the show as much as the network would like. Other rumored changes are attempts to bring contestants with even bigger names and returning the show to primetime on ABC from Disney+, according to The Sun.
"Sesame Street" legend Bob McGrath has passed at the age 90. Bob was one of "The Original Four" humans first hired for the PBS show back in 1969. He played Bob Johnson for over 47 seasons, even up until 2017, the last time he acted. Bob is survived by his wife, three kids, and five grandchildren.
KeKe Palmer from “Nope” and “True Jackson VP” is having a baby! She hosted SNL this past weekend and took the opportunity to announce that the rumors circulating online were true - that she and boyfriend Darius Jackson are expecting. During her monologue, KeKe opened a long jacket to reveal her baby bump and said, "Even though some people feel a little weird about me having a baby cause I was a child actor, I just wanna say, look, I'm 29, I'm grown, I have sex, I own a home, I stormed the Capitol on January 6, you know? Things adults do."
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"Masked Singer" host Nick Cannon is in the hospital, not for the birth of another baby. The father of eleven was hospitalized with pneumonia. He took to Instagram on Friday saying, "Okay, so I guess I’m not Superman… I promised myself I would never be back at this place again… But this is a great lesson to take care of YOU or YOU won’t be able to take care of everyone else." He had just performed on his "Wild 'N Out" tour at Madison Square Garden in New York the night before and added, "Crazy thing is, last night we was just rocking a sold out crowd at Madison square garden in front of thousands of fans, now I’m all alone in a tiny hospital room. Life is definitely a rollercoaster! #LupusWarrior." Nick was diagnosed with lupus ten years ago, according to ET Online.
A London tattoo studio is helping people rid themselves of Ye in the wake of his controversial and anti-Semitic comments. They’re offering a “Yeezy Come. Yeezy Go” tattoo removal of up to $2,400 in free services because they understand that the ink can be triggering and most people can't afford to pay to remove it. Naama Studios said their reasoning was, “When you have a tattoo inspired by someone you admire and they end up making headlines for all the wrong reasons...”
Anne Heche's 20-year-old son Homer was appointed the permanent administrator of her estate. The judge granted the request, despite Anne’s other son’s father and ex, James Tapper, contesting it, according to RadarOnline.com. James’ argument had been that Anne had emailed him once detailing her final wishes, but Homer argued the email was invalid because it was not signed by his mother.
Prince Harry dressed as Spiderman and visited the kids at Scotty’s Little Soldiers. The children there have lost parents who serve in the military. The kids were excited at Spiderman’s visit but just as excited to find out his secret identity was Prince Harry. As one child, Emily Reynolds, 12, said, "It's cool that someone who's been through the same experience as us is thinking about us. He's not just someone who's trying to be sympathetic - he actually knows what it's like to grow up without your parent.” Read more with Express.
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Swifties are not taking the ticket debacle surrounding Taylor Swift’s ticket sales lightly. According to TMZ, fans are now suing Ticketmaster, claiming they were supposed to get codes for the presale event and either didn't get a code or were sent malfunctioning codes. On top of that, they’re accusing Ticketmaster of allowing bots and scalpers access to presale since Ticketmaster gets fees from scalped ticket sales too, basically a double-dip. Whether any of that is true or not, at the very least they’re accusing Ticketmaster of being ill-prepared to handle the traffic they should have expected. The lawsuit is demanding $2500 per violation.
Kelly Clarkson has a stalker who has been showing up to her L.A.
area home for the last month, leaving gifts at her door. Police are now investigating. Kelly has video of the guy dropping stuff off on her porch. Once police figure out who he is, they’ll see about making an arrest or getting the man a mental health evaluation.
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose flipped out during a concert in Australia. He was in the middle of performing when he just yelled, “Stop!” and went off about a spotlight into his eyes. He said, "I don't want to be blind. I don't know what is wrong with the light. Sorry, people. We're going to start over now,” which they did. That’s not the only drama with the tour. One concertgoer ended up getting hurt after Axl threw his microphone into the crowd. Even though he’s been doing that for 30 years, this time, it hit a woman in the face, leaving her bloody and bruised, according to OK. Because of that, Axl said he will no longer throw the mic “in the interest of public safety.”
Not everyone has been thrilled with the Royals visit to Boston, for example, the people of Somerville. When Prince William and Kate stopped there to visit Greentown Labs, they messed up traffic for the residents, especially those trying to get their grocery shopping done. According to The Boston Globe, residents were worried the road closures would leave them unable to get to the Market Basket. City Councilor Jefferson Thomas Scott even said he didn’t know the Royals were coming “until I read it in the press,” and that he “didn’t invite these people” in the first place. On top of all that, it’s rubbing people the wrong way that in their social media post, they couldn’t even be bothered to spell Somerville correctly. They spelled it with two m’s. Their social media person has one job, just one, and they can’t even get that right.