Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expected to get engaged by the end of the year
The engagement chatter continues. According to E! News, it's just a matter of time before Prince Harry proposes to Meghan Markle. "It's, of course, very serious and both Harry and Meghan are focused on the future," an insider said this week. "Engagement talk isn't just between the two of them, even some of Harry's closest aides are quietly expecting news before the end of the year." The source also seems to think eloping isn't on the table, despite a report earlier this week that suggested the couple might wed in secret. "Right now, Meghan is trying to keep her head down, work hard and stay out of the media. The past few months have been difficult and had its ups and downs with the amount of attention on her future with Harry, engagement talk, wedding talk, etc. She's hoping that if this is something that happens they can keep the news private for a while before having to go public," the source said. "They talk about their future plans together all the time. There's no doubt that he won't propose before the year is out and it won't come as a surprise to Meghan."
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Khloe Kardashian slams trolls who claim O.J. Simpson is her father
The Internet had a field day with news of O.J. Simpson's parole on Thursday, July 20. For Khloe Kardashian, however, O.J.'s headlines translated into a new round of torment stemming from rumors the Juice, not Robert Kardashian, is her father. After she posted a photo of herself with a friend on Instagram, the comments quickly turned mean, as users taunted Khloe with comments like "your daddy getting out of jail" (via News.com). When a fan defended her, tweeting, "The comments under Khloe's picture is sick. I'm so hurt she needs to deal with this all. Robert Kardashian is her father. Leave her in peace," Khloe replied, assuring the person she was letting the comments roll off her back. "People are a——- but I don't care lol. I focus on the good," she posted. "They are all f—– lol such a——-. Hehe oh well … I'm happy and they hatin'." Rumors have long suggested Kris Jenner slept with O.J. before he was accused of murdering her close friend Nicole Brown and Nicole's friend Ron Goldman. Kris has denied them repeatedly.
Tyga warned Rob Kardashian what dating Blac Chyna would be like
When Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's relationship went off the rails, Tyga wasn't exactly surprised. The rapper, who shares a son with Chyna, talked to Rob regularly when he was dating Rob's sister, Kylie Jenner, and he didn't hold back about his take on Chyna. "I told him what the play was," he said on "The Breakfast Club" radio show on Thursday, July 20 (via Us Weekly). "I told him, like, what he was gonna deal with, you know what I'm saying? When I was with [Kylie], I told him like, 'Bro I was just with her for three, four years. This is what you're about to deal with." The way Tyga sees it, Rob and Chyna were too different for their romance to work. "She just Chyna. She just got a different mentality. She really is a good person — you feel me — at heart, but she's been through a lot in her life, and she didn't have people to help guide her and stuff in her life," he explained. Although Rob has griped publicly about paying for Chyna's cars, jewelry and weight loss surgeries, Tyga said she was self-sufficient after they broke up. "I knew a [guy] like him wasn't going to be able to handle a girl like that," he added. "He's coming from a whole different world. He don't know how she moves and how she thinks. When you're in love and when you don't care what nobody else thinks, love blinds you." Last week, Chyna got a restraining order against Rob after he posted explicit nude photos of her online. Despite the court's intervention, the two are still co-parenting their daughter Dream.
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Lily Collins' mystery man is her high school pal Jason Vahn
After promoting her Netflix movie "To the Bone" at the Ischia Film Festival this week, Lily Collins spent some time in R&R mode with Jason Vahn, the Los Angeles-based investment analyst Lily's rumored to be dating. According to JustJared the pair went to Harvard Westlake high school together and graduated in 2007. Though they haven't confirmed or denied a romance, they looked cozy as they relaxed by the water and strolled around the island, located in the Gulf of Naples.
Romance rumors hit Brooklyn Beckham, Madison Beer
Does Brooklyn Beckham have a new main squeeze? The New York Post reports David and Victoria Beckham's son is dating singer Madison Beer, who credits her recent success to being "discovered" by Justin Bieber on YouTube. A source told the tab Madison and Brooklyn have been "careful not to run into Bieber, fearing it would be awkward," although Madison has said she'd never date the Biebs, since he's "like [a big brother]" to her. Madison had been dating Jack Gilinksy, while Brooklyn called it quits with Chloe Grace Moretz last year.
Celebrities react to Chester Bennington's death
Rest in peace, Chester Bennington. After news of the Linkin Park singer's suicide broke online this week, celebrities including Katy Perry, Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Timberlake spoke out about his death on social media. "Rest In Peace…my heart goes out to all the family left behind. If you're suffering as well don't be ashamed to talk to someone about it," Katy tweeted. Jimmy tweeted that Chester was "one of the kindest men" he's had on his show, a sentiment Ryan Adams echoed when he called Chester and Linkin Park the "kindest folks you could ever hope to meet. "RIP to Chester Bennington and my sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the Linkin Park family," Justin tweeted. "Truly unique, humble frontman."
Kylie Jenner sells 'starter home' for $3.15M
Kylie Jenner's real estate profile is a little lighter this week, thanks to Bellami Hair founder Nikki Eslami, the proud new owner of Kylie's 5,100 square-foot "starter home" in the Calabasas section of Los Angeles. According to the New York Post, Kylie listed the property for $3.9 million last year but never found a buyer. She later dropped the price to $3.3 million before settling on Nikki's lower, $3.15 million offer. Despite the large amount of money Kylie reportedly put into renovating the six-bedroom, seven-bath home since buying it in 2015, she still earned a small profit on the sale.
Amber Portwood and Matt Baier engagement is on hold
Although they've only said their engagement is "on hold," it doesn't sound like there are wedding bells in Amber Portwood and Matt Baier's future. Speaking to Dr. Drew Pinsky and Mike Catherwood on "This Life #YouLive," the "Teen Mom OG" star said she's in touch with Matt but they aren't actively trying to patch things up. "Matt right now is actually in Las Vegas. He's living there," she said (via E! News). "At this point in time, we are talking but we are not talking in a sense that we're getting back together. We argue too much. We are not living together. We haven't lived together in now almost two months." Amber went on to say she ended her relationship with Matt before they went on "Family Boot Camp." "I personally am just trying to better myself in a situation that really put me down and a situation that I kind of just lost myself and my independence as a woman, as a person because I was too focused on Matt so I'm trying to find me first before I even think about getting in another relationship," she continued. "We still talk because love doesn't just shut off like that. That's not how it works."
Taylor Swift gets another win in groping lawsuit
Taylor Swift has a small victory under her belt as she prepares for an August trial in her battle with the former Denver radio host she says groped her during a 2013 meet and greet. People reports a judge has sanctioned David Mueller for losing or destroying four electronic devices believed to hold important evidence related to whether or not David changed his story about the alleged groping when speaking to his boss Robert Call about it. In his lawsuit against Taylor, David claims her accusation caused him to lose his job and blamed the groping on his boss. Taylor, meanwhile, has filed a countersuit that states David "intentionally reached under her skirt, and groped with his hand an intimate part of her body in an inappropriate manner, against her will, and without her permission." Papers say Taylor was "surprised, upset, offended, and alarmed" after the alleged grope and that she reported what had happened to multiple members of her team. Earlier this summer, a judge tossed David's attempt to sue the singer for slander.
David Arquette and Christina McLarty open up about their modern family: 'Everybody gets along great'
Nearly a decade after Courteney Cox and David Arquette split, they've made their new lives work as a blended family. "My wish for my children is that they find their truth and are happy people," David recently told People (via the Daily Mail). The actor recently welcomed his second son with his wife, Christina McLarty, and Coco, the daughter he shares with Courteney, has been a big help at home with her half-brothers, 4-month-old Augustus and 3-year-old Charlie, according to People. "Everybody just gets along so great," Christina marvels. "We've got a teenager, a toddler and a newborn," David adds. "It's a crazy household."