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As we told you, Jamie Lynn Spears has been sitting down for interviews to promote her new book, which of course, has led to questions about her sister, Britney Spears. Yesterday, Britney only had a coy response to Jamie Lynn’s “Today” interview, hinting maybe she herself would write a book. But give it a day to soak in, and now she’s got more to say. Brit, who said she was sick with 104 degree fever, wrote on Twitter, “looked at my phone and I see that my sister did her interview to promote her book lol and it was actually kind of nice having a fever so high cause I had to surrender to not caring.” Jamie Lynn claimed that even before the conservatorship, Britney was “erratic,” “paranoid” and “spiraling,” but Brit defended herself saying, “she was never around me much 15 years ago at that time. So why are they even talking about that unless she wants to sell a book at my expense.”
Brit also explained why she was so angry that Jamie Lynn did a tribute to her at the 2017 Radio Disney Awards, performing remixes of Britney’s songs. She wrote, “I know it may sound like a silly thing to most people but I wrote a lot of my songs and my sister was the baby. She never had to work for anything. Everything was always given to her !!!!” Britney explained that she had always been asking to perform remixes of her tunes but wasn’t allowed to, noting it was “everything I have ever wanted.” She wrote, “They all got to DO IT and PLAY ME and I always sat there and took it.” Britney then lashed out directly to her sister, “Hope your book does well, Jamie Lynn !!!,” ending with, “My family ruined my dreams 100 billion percent and try to make me look like the crazy one while I have a 104 degree fever, not being able to move in my bed,” adding, “My family love to pull me down and hurt me always so I am disgusted with them !!!!”
When Bob Saget died last weekend, he was on the road kicking off a standup tour. He had left his car at the airport, and after his passing, singer John Mayer and comedian Jeff Ross went and picked up the car from the Los Angeles International Airport. After paying the $250 parking fee, the two decided to share an Instagram video, 25 minutes long, talking about their dearly departed friend. John said, “I’ve just never known a human being on this Earth who could give that much love, individually and completely, to that many people in a way that made each person feel like he was a main character in their life and they were a main character in his life.” Jeff added, “I feel vulnerable. I feel less protected without him in the world. He was really the guy you called when you had a life issue. There’s going to be something missing for a long time.”
HBO Max has greenlit a new “Degrassi” series. The ten-episode drama will chronicle the painful high school experience of self-discovery by following a group of Toronto students and faculty coping with events that both bring them together and tear them apart. Look for it to debut next year. They’ve also secured the US right for all 14 seasons of “Degrassi: The Next Generation.” They’ll start airing this spring, according to Variety.
Even though she split from Billy Bob Thornton almost 20 years ago, Angelina Jolie is still very involved in his son, Harry Thornton's life. Harry is 27-years-old but still gets Christmas gifts from Angelina. He shared, “To this day, she still sends me Christmas gifts every year and stuff like that. I don’t talk to her on the phone every day, but every now and then we talk.” He also shared that she was an awesome stepmom, saying, "She was so cool. She took us camping every week and she rented, like, an RV one time, and we went on a full camping trip. She was just so fun for us back when we were, like, younger.”
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Kanye West has been accused of punching someone outside a nightclub in downtown Los Angeles early yesterday morning. Sources said he told a group of people gathered outside not to take pictures and said something about them not understanding what he's going through right now. When someone replied that it's okay, we all go through family stuff, Ye allegedly punched him once in the head and once in the neck. Video on TMZ.com shows Ye yelling at a woman while a man lays on the ground. Meanwhile, the alleged victim – who reportedly refused medical treatment at the scene—filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department, and the incident is being investigated as a possible misdemeanor battery.
Jamie Lynn Spears’ new book “Things I Should Have Said” is out now, and in it she reveals that her sister, Britney Spears, once locked them in a room together while holding a knife. In her interview with “Nightline,” Jamie Lynn described Britney’s behavior over the years as “erratic, paranoid and spiraling.” In the book she mentioned, "Britney became enraged about something trivial," and "came at me screaming and getting up in my face while I was holding (toddler) Ivey.” She added, “Despite my best efforts, Britney continued on the attack, and (daughter) Maddie had to get in between us to protect her little sister until my parents could finally get Britney." Despite what happened, Jamie Lynn says her parents told her she “shouldn't get upset – that I can't upset Britney." She says she replied, "You just saw me and my children get upset. When will I matter?"
Christina Ricci recently had a baby, Cleopatra Ricci Hampton, with her husband, Mark Hampton. Christina was talking about the baby on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and shared that Mark actually gave the baby her name. Christina originally intended to call her Cleo, but he felt that she needed a more complete name. While they’d had a brief discussion before her C-section, she didn’t realize it was a done deal until she saw that he’d put it on Instagram.
Is Ed Sheeran already making plans for his eternal rest? Well, it’s possible, because The Mail claims he is building a burial chamber in the church on his Suffolk estate. Ed submitted plans to include the crypt in his church, and he was originally turned down, but he did end up getting approval. The church is now under construction.
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Keanu Reeves was on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, during which he revealed which two celebrities he has asked for their autographs. The first? The Velvet Underground's Lou Reed, though he noted, "But it wasn't for me — it was for a friend, and [Lou] was cool about it.” The second celebrity was comedian George Carlin, who was actually in 1989's “Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure” with Keanu. He said, "He wrote … I think it was, 'Dear Keanu, F*** you!'," which Keanu "always thought he just wrote that for me, then I met someone else who said that he wrote the same thing to them!” That didn’t ruin it for him though, as it called it beautiful."
While Prince Andrew faces allegations of sexual assault in court, his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has stripped Andrew of his military titles and royal patronages. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said, "With the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen." So no more official use of “His Royal Highness,” no more “HRH,” though he’s still the Duke of York. For the record, it’s the same deal as Harry and Meghan – Andrew retains his title HRH, but can’t use it. This may have come as a result of a group of more than 150 Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Army veterans asked the Queen to strip Andrew of his eight military titles. As one military member pointed out to the BBC, “Whether he's guilty or not, he has brought things into disrepute... He's not fit to serve in an honorary rank. He has forgone that right by getting into this sort of situation.”
There's another lawsuit in the deadly movie set shooting from last October. Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the woman in charge of guns on the "Rust" set, is blaming a weapons and ammunition supplier in New Mexico. She's claiming the company gave them a mix of live bullets and blank rounds, according to USA Today. As we told you before, one of those live bullets fired from actor Alec Baldwin's prop gun during rehearsal killed the cinematographer and injured the director was also injured.
Former Miss Universe and actress Olivia Culpo was called out by American Airlines over the outfit she was wearing. Her sister, Aurora, shared a video of Olivia putting on her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey's hoodie before boarding for her flight to Cabo. Olivia had been wearing a bra-top, biker shorts, and a long cardigan. She had been called up to the gate and one of the American Airlines workers told her she needed to put on a shirt in order to get on the flight. But, in the video, Aurora points out that there’s another passenger wearing nearly the same outfit – a bra-top, leggings, and a long cardigan – and she wasn’t asked to cover up even though she was even bustier and practically hanging out of her top. Thankfully, she had Christian’s hoodie available to quickly solve the problem without incident, but he definitely wasn’t happy about it, sharing a post on social media showing his arms tucked into his t-shirt as he shivers in his seat, and writing, “When you freeze b cur lady dress inappropriate AF. Exactly how Jack from the Titanic died.” Mmm, not exactly, but we get his point.