Sean Penn, 59, & Girlfriend Leila George, 28, Wed After Almost 4 Years Together

Sean Penn, 59, & Girlfriend Leila George, 28, Wed After Almost 4 Years Together


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Sean Penn is off the market! The actor tied the knot to GF Leila George according to a new IG post by one of the couple’s close friends.

Sean Penn, 59, has tied the knot to his girlfriend Leila George, 28! The happy news was confirmed by the couple’s friend Irena Medavoy — who is the wife of Black Swan producer Mike Medavoy — via Instagram on Friday, July 31.  “We are so happy for @leilageorge #seanpenn getting married. We love you,” Irena began her caption, including several cute photos of Sean and Leila over the years. In the first, the couple are all smiles attending Leila’s “Meet Me in Australia” fundraiser for the Los Angeles Zoo on Mar. 9, just before quarantine.

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We are so happy for @leilageorge #seanpenn getting married. We love you. Thank you for being like family a son to mike we are over the moon to find your soul mate true partner @coreresponse true love that also changes the world for better You are meant to be together God Bless you both and the family you have joined. Introducing the Penn’s #marriage 🖤🤍🖤🤍🖤🤍

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“Thank you for being like family a son to mike we are over the moon to find your soul mate true partner @coreresponse,” Irena continued, tagging Sean’s not-for-profit organization CORE Response, which has recently dedicated millions of dollars to fighting COVID-19 and ensuring people can get tested for the deadly virus. “True love that also changes the world for better,” Irena added.

“You are meant to be together,” she continued, signing off, “God Bless you both and the family you have joined. Introducing the Penn’s #marriage.” In the second image, Irena appeared to reveal a beautiful blue sapphire stone ring with a gold band on Leila’s hand, and a matching gold band on Sean. Leila — who is an actress — and Sean have been dating since 2016. Notably, the Sydney, Australia native is the daughter of actor Vincent D’Onofrio, 61.

Sean Penn and Leila George. (MEGA)

The marriage marks the third for Sean, who was married to Madonna, 61, from 1985 – 1989, and to Robin Wright, 54, from 1996 – 2010. The 59-year-old shares daughter Dylan, 29, and son Hopper, 26, with Robin, both of whom were born before their 1996 nuptials. The Mystic River actor also dated Charlize Theron, 44, from 2013 – 2015, just before he linked up with stunning Leila.

Recently, Sean opened up about the “the gal” in his life — meaning Leila — to Howard Stern. “I think the interview you’re talking about would be a lady named Leila George, she knows me better than I do on this level, that doesn’t mean I agree with her perceptions but I certainly find them fascinating…. She’s the gal in my life,” he spilled on The Howard Stern Show back in June. “Am I difficult? Yeah I think so. I will say I’m a person who feels and expresses energetically, I’ve misled people into thinking it’s all about me,” he also said.

Mark Wahlberg Writes Sweet Dedication To His ‘Everything’ Rhea Durham On 11th Wedding Anniversary

Mark Wahlberg Writes Sweet Dedication To His ‘Everything’ Rhea Durham On 11th Wedding Anniversary


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Mark Wahlberg is just as in love with Rhea Durham as the day they tied the knot in 2009, and he penned a sweet message in celebration of their anniversary.

Mark Wahlberg has paid tribute to his stunning wife Rhea Durham on their wedding anniversary. The actor penned a sweet message when he took to Instagram on August 1 in celebration of their 11 years together. “Happy 11th anniversary. just getting started. thanks for being my everything. infinity and beyond,” he captioned a black and white throwback photo of the couple, adding a series of red heart emojis. The 49-year-old Patriots Day star leaned in close to his lady love in the snap, which was seemingly taken in the early days of their romance.

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Happy 11th anniversary ❤️😘just getting started❤️thanks for being my everything🙏❤️🙏infinity and beyond🙏❤️🥳

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Thousands of fans jumped into the comments section of the snap to congratulate the pair on the anniversary, more than a decade after they said “I do” at the Beverly Hills’ Good Shepherd Catholic Church. “Awesome… Much Love to you both and your family,” one fan wrote, while another joked, “That should be me.”

It comes one month after Mark showed off his buff physique on Instagram — but for reasons one might not expect. “It only took me 49 years to realize I’m allergic to almost everything,” he captioned his June 29 post. In the pic, the Departed star posed shirtless with his back to the camera. The markings on his skin indicated he was getting an allergy test, and the rashes on his back confirmed what he said: Mark’s allergic to everything. Hopefully, he’s not allergic to praise, because some fans couldn’t help themselves in the comment section.

Mark and Rhea are celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary. Image: MEGA

“Seriously, he’s almost 50. Like how.” “Lololol, still my dream.” “Dammmm.” “That back tho.” Thankfully, the thirst was kept to a minimum, and most commenters remarked how they underwent similar experiences. “Learning how to live an entirely new lifestyle at this age isn’t easy,” one commenter said, while sending well-wishes to Mark on his skin journey.

Brian McKnight: Why He Thinks Kobe Bryant Could’ve Been A Hip Hop Star

Brian McKnight: Why He Thinks Kobe Bryant Could’ve Been A Hip Hop Star

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Lanae Brody
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R&B singer Brian McKnight is opening up EXCLUSIVELY about Kobe Bryant’s musical talents after dropping his latest album EXODUS!

Brian McKnight, 51, has worked with some of the music industry’s biggest names like Boyz II MenCeline Dion, 52, and Mariah Carey, 50 just to name a few. It’s no surprise that he knows talent when he hears it and he thinks NBA legend Kobe Bryant, 41, had potential to make it big as a musician. “Oh for sure,” Brian told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY when asked if there was potential to be a big rapper. “For sure. But knowing Kobe the way that we had gotten to know him, anything that he puts his mind to that he’s really passionate about, he’s going to give it 1000 percent. He was completely locked in and he was doing his thing.”

Before his tragic death in a helicopter crash in January 2020, Kobe had a lot of life still to live and that could’ve included more music. The LA Lakers superstar signed a deal with Sony Records back in 1999. After releasing his only solo album in 2000, Kobe had already proven his success in the industry. 50 Cent, 45, Destiny’s Child, Nas, 46, & fellow basketball player Shaquille O’Neal, 48, had already tapped Kobe to help them out lyrically.

The two worked together back in 1997 on ‘Hold Me’ off Brian’s hit album ‘Anytime.’ Kobe lended his talents both vocally and in the music video and his talents were already shining. “I didn’t really need to give Kobe advice,” Brian shared of working with the NBA Hall of Famer. “He sounded great, his flow was great.”

Basketball took a major focus for Kobe which is why he decided to hang up his mic so soon. “The problem was that the Lakers went ahead and won 3 championships in a row,” Brian revealed. “So I think it solidified that he was just going to focus on basketball after that. But I think the world lost a fantastic rapper when Kobe became an NBA champion.”

Brian is now taking this time to focus on what matters most to him — Family, as he dropped Exodus on June 26 and wants to decompress. “Maybe you’ve been doing this for so long that you take a step back because you’ve been doing this for so long so that you can be inspired again,” he said after claiming this is his last original album. “I’ll always write music, don’t get me wrong. I’ll always write something. There’s always that potential. Let’s just recharge the batteries for right now and see what happens.”

Jennifer Lopez, 51, Glows In Stunning Makeup-Free Selfie While Showing Off Her ‘Morning Face’

Jennifer Lopez, 51, Glows In Stunning Makeup-Free Selfie While Showing Off Her ‘Morning Face’

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Jennifer Lopez took to Instagram to wish her followers a ‘good morning’ by sharing a gorgeous new fresh-faced photo that showed her posing in a white robe and not one spec of makeup.

Jennifer Lopez, 51, proved she doesn’t need cosmetics to shine when she shared a stunning makeup-free photo of herself on the morning of August 1. The singer wore a white robe in the eye-catching selfie and had her wavy light brown locks down and swept behind her shoulders as she looked into the camera with glowing skin. “Good morning everyone!!! #MorningFace,” she wrote in the caption.

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Good morning everyone!!! #MorningFace

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Fans quickly took to the comments section of the pic to share their positive thoughts and compliment the beauty. “You demonstrate every day the incredible person you are, completely enlightened. ❤❤️,” one fan wrote. “Super natural, super pretty,” another wrote while a third called her “Soooooo gorgeous.”

This isn’t the first time Jennifer’s shared a beautiful makeup-free photo in the past few weeks. On July 25, one day after her 51st birthday, she posted a makeup-free selfie she took right after a workout. She was wearing a black crop top and matching leggings and had her long locks tied up in a twisted bun. “Just finished a great post-birthday celebration workout and helped to support hunger awareness! ✨💪❤️ #NoLimitLegion #Pelothon2020 @onepeloton,” she captioned it.

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Jennifer is known for staying active and working out regularly and she often shares pre/post-workout photos that allow her to show off her natural features whenever she can. The beach is another place she gets to embrace makeup-free looks. Earlier this year, in Mar., she shared videos of herself taking in a meditation session at a beach while looking amazing and in another set of photos, she showed off a similar natural look in a white one-piece swimsuit.

It’s always awesome to see J.Lo inspiring her fans to love themselves with or without makeup! We hope to see more all natural pics soon!

Dua Lip & Anwar Hadid Cozy Up With Their Adorable New Rescue Dog In Cute New Snaps

Dua Lip & Anwar Hadid Cozy Up With Their Adorable New Rescue Dog In Cute New Snaps

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Meet Dexter! Dua Lipa revealed she & BF Anwar Hadid adopted a furry new friend, proving their romance is stronger than ever.

Dua Lipa, 24, and Anwar Hadid, 21, just became a family of three! The Future Nostalgia singer posted the cutest photos of their brand new rescue dog Dexter to Instagram on Friday, July 31. “our tiny bestfriend Dexter!!!” the British-born star began her caption. “thank you @thelabellefoundation HE’S PERFECT,” Dua added, shouting out animal-rescue charity Labelle Foundation. Dua and Anwar looked so cute snuggling up to little Dexter, who stayed cozy in a blue fleece sweater.

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our tiny bestfriend Dexter!!! thank you @thelabellefoundation HE’S PERFECT 🤍

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Anwar flashed an ear-to-ear grin in the selfie, echoing Dexter’s relaxed style in a gray-and-white striped t-shirt that read “Gue$$ Jeans U.S.A.” Dua gave a flirty duck-lipped pose as she snuggled up to her model boyfriend, keeping her brunette locks back and sporting a sleeveless black v-neck top. The “One Kiss” singer added her signature gold cross necklace to her casual vibe, which she is often seen wearing on Instagram or out-and-about.

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Our spirit companion came to us with a big number 7 on his chest.. some things are meant 2 be !!!!!!! BIIG DEX

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In the other photos, Dexter looked right at home in his sunny new Los Angeles digs! The black puppy rocked a model pose atop a white table in one snap, with a turquoise blue pool shimmering in the background. He enjoyed plenty of cuddles in others, seemingly exploring his spacious and grassy backyard in the fourth snap. With his big brown eyes and sweet face, it would be impossible not to love Dexter at first sight! “Our spirit companion came to us with a big number 7 on his chest.. some things are meant 2 be !!!!!!! BIIG DEX,” Anwar wrote in a post of his own, showing the pup going for a ride in a vintage convertible.

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nothing sweeter than 365 days joint at the hip with you ❤️

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Dua’s 49.6 million followers couldn’t get enough of the adorable new photos, including Anwar’s pregnant sister Gigi Hadid, 25. “My nephew A VERY GOOD BOY DEXTO FROM ABOVE™️,” she wrote, including a Saturn emoji. Newly married Tove Lo gushed, “Stooop….When can we hang out plz,” while a fan posted, “this is literally the cutest dog I have ever seen.” Mom Yolanda Hadid also left a heart emoji for her new dog grandson!

Recently, Dua and Anwar celebrated one year together! “nothing sweeter than 365 days joint at the hip with you,” Dua wrote on June 14, including several photos of the couple hanging out and looking so in-love. During quarantine, she also revealed that Anwar struggled being away from his family. “Of course, Anwar misses his family, and soon we’ll hopefully get to go back and see them,” she said to Elle back in April.

‘RHONJ’ Season 11 Will Focus On Teresa Giudice — Plus How Bravo’s Creating ‘Safe’ Filming Environment

‘RHONJ’ Season 11 Will Focus On Teresa Giudice — Plus How Bravo’s Creating ‘Safe’ Filming Environment


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Newly single Teresa Giudice will play a key role in the upcoming season of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’, an insider told HollywoodLife.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, 48, will be the main focus of the show’s upcoming season, a source close to production told HollywoodLife exclusively. “A lot of this season will revolve around Teresa and what’s going on in her life, post split,” the insider dished to us. “The show is doing a great job trying to create bubbles and a safe environment for everyone. You’re going to see a lot of inside their homes so they can control who comes and goes and keep it safe for everyone.”

The source also dished that the ladies will be channeling their inner Snooki‘s on Season 11. “You’ll see a lot of the ladies down at the Jersey Shore this summer,” they told HL. Although Teresa is now single, following her split from estranged husband Joe Giudice, COVID-19 restrictions have made dating in 2020 difficult — so fans will have to wait to find out whether the mom-of-four is putting herself back on the market!

Teresa Giudice is back to filming ‘RHONJ’. Image: MEGA

Meanwhile, we previously reported that Joe is hopeful to see his four daughters — eldest Gia, 19, Gabriella, 16, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 11 — as he remains in Italy following his ongoing legal issues in the United States. The pandemic has made travel nearly impossible at the moment, but, they’re planning on making a reunion happen by meeting up later this year, HollywoodLife learned exclusively!

“Teresa’s next plan to see Joe is in The Bahamas in the fall,” a source close to the mom-of-four said. It’s not a getaway for the exes, though. Joe is set to have his long-awaited celebrity boxing match against Jennifer Lopez‘s ex-husband, Ojani Noa, in the Caribbean country on October 24. Yes, Teresa will be there cheering on Joe from the stands! As we previously reported, Teresa’s really excited for the match, because she “knows how much this means to him.”

A source close to Joe told us, “Joe is excited that his opponent is an athlete,” referencing Ojani’s profession as a personal trainer. “He’s been looking for a competitive fight and now he has one. He can’t wait until the gyms open so he can begin working with a trainer.”

Demi Lovato’s Engagement Ring Designer Says Her Fiance Put ‘A Lot Of Love’ Into Helping Create It

Demi Lovato’s Engagement Ring Designer Says Her Fiance Put ‘A Lot Of Love’ Into Helping Create It

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Learn EXCLUSIVE details about Demi Lovato’s engagement ring from Max Ehrich, worth between $2.5-5 million. We also have a never-before-seen photo of the couple!

Demi Lovato, 27, gave fans a pleasant surprise when she announced her ensgagement to The Young and the Restless star Max Ehrich, 29, via a photo of her flashy diamond ring on July 22. So, HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the mastermind behind the oval-cut ring — celebrity jeweler Peter Marco — who revealed even more details about the decision process that went into the multimillion-dollar purchase, and Demi’s reaction to her love token.

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich happily pose for a photo with the designer of Demi’s engagement ring, Peter Marco. (Photo Courtesy of Peter Marco)

Peter, who run his jewelry shop on Beverly Hills’ ritzy Rodeo Drive, told HollywoodLife that the ring cost Max between $2.5-5 million. It holds between 12-20 carats of diamond, which explains the steep price tag! The jewelry designer admitted that he could only provide a “ballpark” of numbers for the ring’s price and carats, for the sake of “respecting” Demi and Max’s privacy. However, he did give us a never-before-seen photo of the newly engaged couple after the ring purchase — check it out above!

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"Quando você realmente começa a processar sua noite e percebe que está noiva da sua alma gêmea". Demi via Instagram Stories 💍❤

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Demi Lovato has shown off her gorgeous ring in multiple Instagram posts, like the one above. (@ddlovato)

This wasn’t a spontaneous buy for Max. “He put a lot of love and effort into this ring,” Peter told us. “We were talking about it for six weeks. The amount of texts, drawings that went back and forth, different ideas, different concepts. He put a lot of effort and love into this. His personality is to be a perfectionist with everything. The ring is totally handmade. The ring is done in platinum and has almost a carat of trapezoids on the side, so that means they’re a half carat each.”

“The bigger, the better” seemed to be Max’s motto while envisioning this ring. “He wanted a big stone so we decided to go with the emerald cut, because it’s a little bit more low key,” Peter added. “The stone is over an inch long, so handmade and platinum trapezoids — over a 12 carat stone.”

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mi amor

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Demi was thrilled with the result. “Not only did she reach out, but she came into my store to personally tell me,” Peter revealed. As for what the “I Love Me” singer said, Peter recalled her remarking at what an “unbelievable job” he did and expressing “how happy she was.”

“The day she saw my picture, she said, ‘You look like an honest, sweet man, you look like someone we could trust. Max says really nice things about you. You did an incredible job,’” Peter continued. “Listen, she was lit like a light bulb. She is just so out of the world ecstatic and happy. You know, so, so happy with the job that we did.”

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich were photographed leaving an Erewhon Organic Grocery Store in Los Angeles amid their quarantine together. (BACKGRID)

That happiness was apparent in the photos of Max’s beach proposal, which Demi shared to her Instagram! “I knew I loved you the moment I met you,” the Disney Channel alum gushed in her online engagement announcement, adding, “It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too.. I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all.”

Demi and Max have enjoyed a whirlwind of a romance. The pair sparked dating speculation in March of 2020, which only seemed to be confirmed when Demi accidentally popped into Max’s Instagram Live session at the end of that month. They have also been quarantining together amid the coronavirus pandemic, which certainly helps to speed up a relationship! Now, the duo has a beautiful ring to make their love extra official.

Luann de Lesseps Reveals ‘RHONY’ Reunion Secrets & How She’d Feel About Bethenny Frankel Returning

Luann de Lesseps Reveals ‘RHONY’ Reunion Secrets & How She’d Feel About Bethenny Frankel Returning

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Not only does Luann ‘imagine’ Tinsley will return to ‘RHONY’ for the reunion special, but she dished more show secrets while promoting her new skincare line.

The world may be in quarantine, but that hasn’t stopped Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps, 55, from continuing to build her empire. When the longtime reality TV star appeared on the latest episode of HollywoodLife‘s podcast, she dished on everything from a “survival kit” of skincare products that she created with beauty company Sonäge to a new song with Desmond Child that she’ll be dropping at the end of August. Oh, and she also dished on the highly-anticipated RHONY reunion special.

Not only did Luann tell us that she can only “imagine” Tinsley Mortimer will return to RHONY for the upcoming reunion, which Andy Cohen recently confirmed will film on Long Island on Aug. 5, but she revealed that she’s currently “pulling together” outfits as options for her reunion look. “I feel like I try to be as close to myself as possible, [when choosing a look],” Luann told us. “I, you know, I want to look natural and I don’t really want to be over the top. I just want to look great. I just want to look hot. That’s all.”

But what Luann’s most looking forward to is “clearing the air” at the reunion. She told us, “The reunion is like your chance to clear the air, you know, things that you might not have said that you wish you said during the course of filming. You know, it’s that moment … I always go into the reunion with an open heart and with my truth, and I feel like it’s just hard to mess up the truth.”

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Considering the RHONY stars will be the first Bravo cast to do an in-person reunion since production shut down mid-March due to the coronavirus, we had to ask Luann how she felt about reuniting with the ladies on set, but she isn’t worried and feels the cast is in good hands. “[Bravo is] going to have all the protocols in place, and so you know, I know that they wouldn’t be doing this in person if they thought we were in any sort of danger, so I’m not too worried about it. I’m, you know, I’m careful myself and so I feel like with six feet apart and masks and everything that’s going to happen in terms of shooting this, protocols will be in place, [so] I’m feeling pretty comfortable.”

Luann went on to spill which topics she’d love to cover at the reunion, including her “relationship with Dorinda [Medley] … what’s going on with Ramona [Singer] and what happened in the Berkshires”, so she said fans should be really “excited” for it when it eventually airs.

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Find out what’s vibrating in my bag tonight on #RHONY 😉 #luanndelesseps #bravotv #rhony #girlstrip

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Interestingly, Luann told us that she would “welcome” her on-again/off-again rival Bethenny Frankel back to the show if she chose to return for Season 13 — or any season after that. “Bethenny is a big force of nature and character and makes a great, you know, reality star,” Luann told us. And even though Bethenny recently told Fortune she doesn’t see herself going back to the show anytime soon, Luann said, “I never thought she’d be back after her talk show didn’t work out,” so anything could happen.

Obviously, Luann has a lot of stuff coming up, and we’re excited about all of it. To hear her talk more about her new skincare line, forthcoming song titled “Viva la Diva”, and more, click the podcast link above. And don’t forget to catch new episodes of The Real Housewives of New York City Thursdays at 9pm on Bravo.

Why ‘RHOA’s Nene Leakes Hasn’t Signed Her Contract For Season 13 Yet: ‘She Knows Her Worth’

Why ‘RHOA’s Nene Leakes Hasn’t Signed Her Contract For Season 13 Yet: ‘She Knows Her Worth’

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Bravo has already started filming Season 13 of ‘RHOA’ without Nene Leakes, but there’s still a chance she’ll return to the show she helped launch.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta started filming Season 13 earlier this month without their OG star, Nene Leakes, 52, but HollywoodLife has EXCLUSIVELY learned why Nene still hasn’t signed her contract and agreed to return. “She wants to be paid what she feels she deserves and she knows her worth,” a source close to the show said. “But it’s also about receiving support to ensure it’s no longer the work environment where she feels set up and attacked just for good TV.”

Nene also recently took to social media to address her potential return. After reports claiming she was fired started swirling, Nene spoke out. “I know a lot of people think it’s [my fault I haven’t signed my contract yet],” she said during an Instagram live on July 29. “Nene is not doing that. I’m still in a holding pattern. Let me start there. I also want to say that it’s not me, it’s them.”

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Our source later told us why E!’s new Glamsquad Showdown host decided to go public with her feelings. “Nene was sick of people speculating about why her negotiations were being held up and rumors of her being fired or at odds with Housewives,” our source said. “Because of this, she decided to address it publicly as she feels every season that she’s personally targeted by tabloids around this time of negotiations.”

This isn’t the first time Nene has had to shoot down rumors of leaving the franchise for good. After a series of cryptic social media posts emerged back in June, Nene’s rep cleared the air, while Bravo backed up his sentiments. “It is absolutely not true that Nene has been fired from RHOA,” Steven Grossman told HollywoodLife on June 17. “Furthermore, it was made abundantly clear prior that she will always be welcome on the series as long as she wants to be.” He also said, “We are having on-going bigger picture conversations with NBC Universal and have not made any decisions regarding next season specifically. Any speculation or sources trying to create controversy by stating otherwise are incredibly inaccurate. Bloop.”

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Though things seem to be at a current standstill for the upcoming season, Nene is hopeful she can join her co-stars and begin filming soon. “She wants it to work out,” the source added. “But she’s sick of reading what she’s reading in the blogs every day. She’s not holding up negotiations purposefully.”

Larsa Pippen Claps Back At Kanye West’s Abortion Tweets: ‘If You Don’t Have A Uterus’, Be Quiet

Larsa Pippen Claps Back At Kanye West’s Abortion Tweets: ‘If You Don’t Have A Uterus’, Be Quiet

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Larsa Pippen is telling Kanye West to MYOB when it comes to women’s reproductive rights, saying that if he can’t get pregnant, he shouldn’t be dissing a woman’s right to choose.

Kanye West resurfaced on Twitter on July 31 with more abortion tweets, and Larsa Pippen isn’t having it. The 43-year-old rapper wrote, “Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years,” and referenced his tearful breakdown over wanting Kim Kardashian to get an abortion when she got pregnant with their daughter North West, 7. Former Kardashian family friend Larsa seemed to throw shade at Ye following his messages, writing “If you don’t have a uterus, you shouldn’t have a say.”

If you don’t have a uterus, you shouldn’t have a say

— Larsa Pippen (@larsapippen) July 31, 2020

The mother of four seemed to be referencing Kanye’s tweet about Black babies, and another one he posted prior to it that read, “I cried at the thought of aborting my first born and everyone was so concerned about me… I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this subject.”

Kanye also seemed to attack Planned Parenthood — again — by  tweeting a New York Post article about how the organization’s New York office plans to eliminate founder Margaret Sanger‘s name from a Manhattan clinic over her ties to the eugenics movement. Kanye had previously tweeted on July 8 that “Planned Parenthoods have been placed inside cities by white supremacists to do the Devil’s work,” despite wife Kim’s past support of the organization.

Over 22,500,000 black babies have been aborted over the past 50 years.

— ye (@kanyewest) July 31, 2020

I cried at the thought of aborting my first born and everyone was so concerned about me… I’m concerned for the world that feels you shouldn’t cry about this subject.

— ye (@kanyewest) July 31, 2020

Larsa, 46, was once close pals with Kim, 39, and Khloe, 36, Kourtney Kardashian, 41, for years, but recently the sisters mysteriously unfollowed the fitness apparel designer on social media around July 20. Larsa then turned around and did the same to them, with fans asking what on earth was going on between the onetime besties. While the Kardashians haven’t addressed the fallout, Larsa tweeted on July 22, “I woke up this morning blessed and see that everybody is focused on who I am following and who I am not following on social media.I am focused on my children, my new fitness brand Larsapippenfitness, and my relationships in real life.” Real life? Ouch!!

Larsa Pippen wears a super tight snakeskin print red dress she heads to Delilah in West Hollywood on Jan. 16, 2020. Photo credit: MEGA.

Kanye had posted anti-abortion messages to his Twitter before his July 19 campaign rally in North Charleston, SC. There, the self-declared presidential candidate broke down in front of the audience, claiming his dad wanted his mom Donda to abort him, and that he wanted Kim to have an abortion when the couple discovered she was pregnant in 2012.

“I almost killed my daughter…My girlfriend called me screaming, crying. I’m a rapper. And she said ‘I’m pregnant.’ She was crying,” he explained, saying that he was in Paris at the time. “Even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech, she brought North into this world, when I did not want to,” he declared. Ye then began sobbing hysterically, repeating “I almost killed my daughter.”

Here’s Kanye crying and screaming “I almost killed my daughter.”#KanyeWest

— AJ (@keepgrinding914) July 19, 2020

However, during the same speech Kanye proclaimed that, “In 2020, abortion should be legal.” He went on to explain, “My stance is not to make abortion illegal at all. It should always be legal but there should be an option of maximum increase,” defining maximum increase as, “everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars, or something.”


Pregnant Gigi Hadid Kisses Her ‘Baby Daddy’ Zayn Malik In Sweet New Pic

Pregnant Gigi Hadid Kisses Her ‘Baby Daddy’ Zayn Malik In Sweet New Pic

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Beth Shilliday
Senior Evening Writer

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s fans are losing over the first photo she’s posted with the singer since she announced they’re expecting their first child. Gigi kissed him and called Zayn her ‘baby daddy.’

When it rains it pours for Zayn Malik‘s fans. 18 hours after he sharing the first Instagram photo of himself in five months — and his first IG post in two months — his pregnant girlfriend Gigi Hadid declared her love for her “baby daddy” in a new IG photo. It showed the 25-year-old model holding on to Zayn’s face as they shared a passionate kiss on the lips. The July 31 snapshot is the first time either of the two has shared a couples photo since Gigi confirmed on April 30 that she’s pregnant, and the lovebirds are expecting their first child together.

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In just one hour, the Instagram picture garnered over 2.5 MILLION likes, showing how wild fans were for the first Zigi photo as parents to be. The couple could only be seen from the shoulders up, so Gigi’s baby belly wasn’t on display. But her love for Zayn was evident, as she closed her eyes, put her finger against his beard and locked lips. Zayn reciprocated the passion with his eyes closed as well.

Zayn’s physical appearance in Gigi’s snapshot didn’t closely match the the close-up selfie he shared late on July 30. Fans were so overjoyed to see him again after the “Pillowtalk” singer hadn’t shared any photos of himself on social media since Feb. 26. In the picture, Zayn didn’t have nearly as much facial and head hair as he did in Gigi’s snap, and in her photo he also had part of the side of his head shaved.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik made their red carpet debut as a couple at the 2016 Met Gala. They would date on and off through early 2020, when the pair found out she’s expecting their first child. Photo credit: AP Images.

Gigi’s pregnancy happened shortly after the couple got back together following the 2019 holidays. They were photographed in New York during a joint birthday celebration for Zayn (Jan. 12) and her mom Yolanda Hadid (Jan. 11). The model then made their reunion official on on Feb. 9, 2020, posting an Instagram stories photo of a Polaroid showing the loved-up couple on the nightstand next to her bed. By this point she was in the early stages of her pregnancy, as her due date is in Sept. 2020.

The pair spent the COVID-19 lockdown together at Gigi’s family’s farm in Pennsylvania. But word still somehow got out in late April that the two were expecting. Gigi confirmed the news during an Apr. 30 Tonight Show From Home appearance. She told host and pal Jimmy Fallon that, “Obviously, we wished we could have announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support.” Gigi finally debuted her baby bump for the first time  — at 7 months along! — during a July 15 Instagram live session.