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Bristol Palin says she's 'freshly divorced and single forever'

Bristol Palin is finally confirming that she and Dakota Meyer are no longer hitched.

The news isn't exactly new, as it was reported in February that the couple had pulled the plug on their marriage, but this is the first time Bristol has acknowledged the breakup.

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The revelation came after a fan of Bristol's asked her if she was dating.

"Freshly divorced & single forever lezzbereal (I am not ready to date)," she wrote on her Instagram Story on Aug. 1.

Bristol and Dakota married in 2016 but split after 20 months. They share two daughters, Sailor Grace and Atlee Bay.

"The marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities between D.L.M. and B.S.M.M. that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation," Dakota said in divorce documents earlier this year.

The divorce confirmation comes as Sarah Palin's daughter has joined that cast of "Teen Mom OG."

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"I am excited to join MTV's 'Teen Mom OG,'" the mother of three wrote on Instagram. "I look forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey."

For more on Bristol Palin, check out The Daily Buzz

Gift guys

Kanye gifts Chris Brown $120k off-road vehicle to celebrate career

Kanye West got a jump on the gift giving season this year, and Chris Brown is an early recipient.

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On Nov. 24, Kanye decided to gift Chris with a $120,000 off-road truck — sometimes referred to as a Yeezy Truck — to commemorate his two-decade career. Kanye was not physically there at the surprise exchange.

According to TMZ, Kanye sent his manager to Chris' Los Angeles-area house. Along with the vehicle was a hand-written letter from Kanye. 

"Congratulations to Chris brown, 20 years in the game you have overcome many hurdles and obstacles, you deserve the recognition for all the hard work you have put in," the note read. 

The R&B singer posed on the vehicle for an Instagram picture. 

"THANK YOU KANYE," he captioned the photo from his driveway. 

The vehicle is actually not a truck, per se, but rather a Sherp ATV. Business Insider said Kanye has "a fleet" of them at his Wyoming ranch. The ATVs can maneuver all terrain, as they can climb over three-foot-tall obstacles, handle mountainous terrain, drive for 115 hours without refueling and even glide across open water.

Kanye was seen driving the vehicle earlier this year while handing out Yeezy sneakers in Chicago. 

According to the company's website, Sherps are built for "extreme operational conditions" and are used by geologists, oil workers, rescue personnel, and hunters… and now R&B stars.

Health concern

Neon Trees frontman, 36, recovering from stroke

Neon Trees singer Tyler Glenn has revealed that he suffered a stroke and has been hospitalized in Utah.

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Tyler, 36, spoke of his health situation on social media. 

"Hey everyone, I have some freaky news. Last week, I suffered a Stroke that resulted in a retina occlusion in my right eye. I woke up Thursday foggy and not seeing clearly out of my right eye. Something resembling a Greyish cloud was obstructing my vision," he wrote on Instagram.

Rather than going to the doctor or hospital that day, Tyler waited to see if symptoms improved. They didn't. 

"The next morning, still having the vision problem, I went to see an ophthalmologist who alerted me to the retinal edema in the small artery of my eye. It wasn't just an eye floater like I'd presumed and hoped," Tyler wrote. "He informed me I had had a stroke, and that I should immediately go to the hospital. There I was admitted and began a series of tests, every cardiology and neurological test they could do, my last test being this morning. I'm quite freaked out being 36, ostensibly healthy and having this happen."

Alongside a series of images taken from the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Tyler wrote, "I'm still awaiting reasons why, although my labs and the results show a clean bill of health in my heart and blood. I still have the 'cloud' in my right eye, which I'm told could eventually dissipate, or my eyes could adapt."

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While he's recovering, the "Everybody Talks" singer said he's hoping to get an answer as to why this happened to him. 

"If you ever feel or experience something in your body that feels off, please don't wait to get it checked out," he said. "You always assume it can't happen to you, until it does."

Modern day throwback

Sadie Robertson recreates parents' 'timeless' pregnancy pic

As they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Last month, "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson announced that she and her husband, Christian Huff, were expecting a baby girl in 2021. On Nov. 23, she paid homage to her famous parents, Korie and Willie Robertson, by recreating a picture they took on the beach when they were once expecting.

"mom and dad your pose was truly timeless," she captioned a top-and-bottom snap that shows her and Christian mimicking Korie and Willie.

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In the photo, Sadie wears a one-piece swimsuit similar to one Korie wore. Christian, meanwhile, lets his belly stick out of his opened Hawaiian shirt, just as Willie did decades ago. 

Korie loved the recreation, commenting, "THE BEST. This is my favorite tradition. YALL ARE ADORABLE!"

She also posted the image on her own Instagram, writing, "You nailed it."

Sadie's sister Rebecca Robertson added, "TIMELESS ICONS!"

The recreation of that specific photo is a Robertson family tradition, and it's been done by Rebecca and her husband John Reed Loflin, as well as John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson.

On Nov. 24, Sadie, 23, posted more images from the beach, but her caption was more focused on motherhood and her unborn child.

"17 weeks wow wow wow," she wrote. "It's just absolutely miraculous that my body is daily changing to grow this life inside of me. I can not miss the intentionally of a creator behind the scenes. I love thinking about her every single day… what she's going to be like, what's she going to look like, what will her favorite hobby going to be, but the greatest thing to think of is that before I will ever know these things God knows her. 

"He knows the hairs forming on her head, and he knows the heart she has that is beating so strongly. He is making her beautiful and wonderful and I can't wait to be captivated by the design," she continued. "I'm in awe and wonder." 

Prison meeting

Oklahoma AG calls out Kim Kardashian for meeting with death row inmate

The Oklahoma Attorney General is blasting Kim Kardashian West for meeting with death row inmate Julius Jones, claiming she hasn't done enough research on the case to advocate for a stay of his execution. 

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Julius' case was thrust into the national spotlight in 2018 following a Viola Davis-produced docuseries that cast doubt about his guilt. Julius was arrested in 1999 for the shooting death of a 45-year old man. He was convicted of first-degree murder in 2002 and sentenced to death.

Julius and his team have long maintained his innocence, and Kim is certainly listening. On Nov. 23, the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star met with Julius and his legal team and promised to do whatever she could to assist them, TMZ reported. Kim also met with his family.

Like many, Kim was first made aware of the case via the aforementioned ABC docuseries. 

Ever since Julius' arrest, many have said it was racially-motivated. Critics argue that little evidence actually ties him to the crime, and Julius' mother said he was home the evening that the murder occurred. Julius, who was 19 at the time, believes he doesn't even fit the description that the victim's sister gave authorities. His family also argues that he had a shoddy defense team during his trial.

Oklahoma's Attorney General, Mike Hunter, isn't buying it, telling TMZ, "every criticism surrounding his case has been disproven."

"Celebrity endorsements and biased documentaries cannot erase the facts of the case that overwhelmingly prove Julius Jones killed Paul Howell in cold blood," he continued. 

The AG adds the DNA on the murder weapon backs his arguement.

"Jones had his day in court and has exhausted his appeals at every level. He committed this horrific crime and now must serve the sentence a jury of his peers deemed appropriate," the AG said. "I encourage those advocating for Jones, including Mrs. Kardashian West, to research the case and read the summary of the transcript on our website."

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Over the years, Kim has become quite the advocate for prison reform. In 2018, she helped free Alice Johnson, a great-grandmother who was incarcerated in October 1996 for a first-time nonviolent drug offense. Since then, Kim has worked to free many other prisoners. Last year, TMZ said Kim is known among inmates as the "Princess of Prison Reform."

Long-distance love

What Tristan Thompson's new gig in Boston means for Khloe, True

Tristan Thompson's new contract with the Boston Celtics is meaningless to Khloe Kardashian … at least in terms of their living arrangement. 

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Over the weekend, Tristan agreed to a two-year, $19 million contract with the Celtics. While Khloe is certainly happy for her man, she has no plans to move across the country to the Northeast. 

Los Angeles will remain home for Khloe and True, 2, whom she shares with Tristan.

True, TMZ said, has a routine in L.A. and Khloe doesn't want to mess with it. Plus, her cousins are all in California. Tristan, the report states, is completely on board with the decision for Khloe and True to remain in the Golden State. 

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What does this all mean for Khloe and Tristan's relationship? It means they're going to try and make a long-distance relationship work. 

Khloe and Tristan have certainly been down this road before, as she often traveled to Cleveland when he was playing for the Cavaliers (True was actually born in Cleveland). The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star's back-and-forth between Los Angeles and Cleveland halted when Tristan was caught cheating on her. The two worked it out, but Tristan was again involved in another cheating scandal a few months later, this time with Jordyn Woods, who was Kylie Jenner's BFF at the time.

Khloe spoke openly about her heartbreak following the Jordyn incident, but said she wouldn't forbid Tristan from seeing their daughter. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Khloe and Tristan have reconciled.

Toon'd out

Fans revolt after cartoon appears to call Johnny Depp a liar

Cartoons are supposed to be funny, but many Johnny Depp fans weren't laughing after he was seemingly dubbed a "liar" on Hulu's "Animaniacs" revival.

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The bit has prompted many on Twitter to call for a boycott of the show and Warner Bros., the studio behind the revival of the '90s favorite.

The anger stems from a movie poster in the background of a scene that shows a cartoon version of Johnny holding a pair of scissors. The title of the faux movie on the poster is "Johnny 2: Telling Lies."

Many assume this was a blatant shot at the actor for his legal battle against The Sun after it called him a "wife beater." During the case against the tabloid, Johnny's ex Amber Heard testified graphically, often claiming abuse. Johnny has always maintained that he never abused Amber and argued that he was a victim of abuse. A judge sided with The Sun, claiming Amber's allegations were "substantially true." Afterward, Johnny was asked to leave the "Fantastic Beasts" franchise. Still, Johnny's fans are steadfast in their belief that he was the victim.

While the critics understand that the episode was written in 2018, long before Johnny's legal battle, they argued that it should have been edited out given the high-profile case.  

"Some defend this because the reboot was written in 2018 and was capitalising on the Johnny Johnny Yes Papa meme, but considering Depp was a polarising topic for the entire year plus new info even if above was true, they should have just edited it out," one person tweeted. 

Another said, "Warner Brothers: this is a sick thing to do to an abuse survivor. Listen to the tapes – Johnny Depp has been put through psychological torture and physical abuse. I'm sorry that I don't find this funny, but it's no laughing matter."

Some fans called the joke "disgusting."

"As much as I liked the new Animaniacs, I can not in good conscience bring myself to support this show or Warner Brothers," another said. "It is absolutely sickening to see them use a cartoon to make fun of an Abuse victim while wholeheartedly defending the culprit."

NYC return

SJP thinks COVID-fleeing New Yorkers should 'reinvest' in city

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many rich New Yorkers fled the city to retreat to more secluded places. Sarah Jessica Parker wasn't one of them, and she thinks it's time for those people to return to the city and "reinvest."

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While chatting with Town & Country, SJP said she had "hard conversations with friends" about the impact the mass exodus had on small businesses in the city.

"People who are wealthy—New Yorkers who made great success for themselves in New York City—I feel that they owe it to the city to reinvest, to come home to make a city that is now unfamiliar familiar again," she said. "Your favorite deli and restaurant—those businesses can't wait for you. They can't hold on to employees until you come home. They need to feel our presence, to have our financial support to remain open, or reopen."

She added, "In order for our city to look familiar and to function as you have come to expect, you have to come home."

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The "Sex and the City" star knows about operating a business in New York City amid the pandemic. Over the summer, she opened her SJP store.

"We struggled through the lockdown, but we kept all our employees on their health insurance," she said. "Our staff is back on staggered schedules."

Sarah is often personally seen helping customers at the store, too.

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"We've had great days; we've had days that were not so great," she said. "To be on the floor with customers is my favorite part of the business. I'm getting shoes for them and learning all about their lives. We do virtual shopping, and for deliveries south of 54th Street, I drop shoes off to the customers myself."

Despite the pandemic, she maintains that women are still dressing up, or at least getting ready for a post-COVID glam up.

"People are still buying heels every day—especially on e-commerce," she said. 

Ballgame

Vanessa Hudgens linked to MLB player

Ever since splitting with longtime boyfriend Austin Butler at the beginning of the year, Vanessa Hudgens has been having a ball in her dating life. 

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Over the summer, the actress was briefly linked to New York Yankees stud Giancarlo Stanton. Now, though, she's being beau'd up with another baseball player. 

On Nov. 22, Vanessa was photographed cuddling with Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Cole Tucker during a date in Los Angeles. Paparazzi photos show Vanessa, 31, and Cole, 24, holding hands and embracing following a romantic dinner.

After news of the date got out, Twitter had a heyday. 

"Cole Tucker going on a date with Vanessa Hudgens is the greatest accomplishment of any Pirates player in 20 years," one Twitter user wrote.

Another said, "Every boy growing up in the early 2000s had dreams of dating Vanessa Hudgens. Cole Tucker is at that age where he was probably the same way. He's actually living it out now. GOAT."

Many made similar jokes about Cole "winning the offseason" or "hitting a home run."

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Cole was drafted 24th overall in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. One of his claims to fame is that he hit a game-winning home run in his first ever career hit. Since then, his statistics have been fairly pedestrian, which fans keyed in on in the Twitter responses.

"Cole Tucker going 0-5 but leaving the ballpark with Vanessa Hudgens," one person captioned a meme of the man laughing and getting in a car.

Vanessa seemed to give a nod to Cole on Instagram on Nov. 21 without naming him. 

"Date night," she captioned a photo of herself holding a pink rose.

Surprisingly, just last week Vanessa said she wasn't looking for a relationship while speaking to "Entertainment Tonight."

"I just finished another movie yesterday and, you know, it's taken very seriously and to keep everyone safe there are precautions," she said. "And at times it feels extravagant, but it's what you have to do to keep everyone on the production safe, so yeah, definitely no dating for me."

Asked what she's looking for in a man, she said, "Your girl's open. I feel like at the end of the day, it's just about having similar fundamentals and wanting the same things. Like, I am not picky, really. Like, I know what I want and I'm like, if someone comes into the picture and can give me all those things, then great, it doesn't matter if they're in the public eye or not — if anything I prefer them not to be but we'll see, we'll see."

The big chop

Alicia Silverstone's son Bear cuts his long hair short: Watch

Going, going, gone!

On Nov. 22, Alicia Silverstone shared a video of 9-year-old son Bear Jarecki having his super-long hair cut off during a visit to the hairstylist.

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"Yes, It's true. Bear cut his hair!! My baby's growing up 😭💔 I miss his hair!!!!! Was it his decision? Yes. Did I cry inside as I watched him get it cut? Maybe… but did I try to stop him? Not for one second," the actress began her post.

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"The reason he chose to keep it for as long as he did was because he loved it so much!!! He just wanted to try something new. Although I have a feeling he'll find a way back to his long hair again in the future," she added. "No matter what though, I will always support my sweet, caring, and precious little boy in every decision he makes. ❤️🥰."

The vegan and noted animal rights activist first gave her Instagram followers a first peak at Bear's new look on Nov. 18 when she posted a video suggesting followers adopt a turkey (instead of eating one!) for Thanksgiving. "Choose Kind This Thanksgiving & Adopt a Turkey! This Thanksgiving, I'm choosing kindness. ❤️ Bear and I had so much fun making new friends at @FarmSanctuary. Check it out! #AdoptATurkey at AdoptATurkey.org. #TheKindLife #Thanksgiving," she captioned the video, in which Bear — whose dad is Alicia's ex-husband, musician Christopher Jarecki — can be seen lookin' good with his new short hairstyle.

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Back in September, the "Clueless" star took to Instagram to share a photo slideshow including an image of her son's long hair up in a messy bun along with a story about how he was bullied because of its length. "One time my son was made fun of by other kids because of his hair on a bus ride to surf camp. After he had returned and told me, I thought he would want to cut it for a haircut appointment we had already scheduled the next day, but when we showed up, he said 'please give me a trim so I can grow it to my waist.' That's my boy!" Alicia wrote.

She added, "He knows who he is. He loves his hair and chooses to have it long. Mama and Papa aren't going to stop him from being him. He's beautiful and we love his hair! We would never impose any social ideas about what hair on a boy or girl should look like. We should all try to embrace our children and who they choose to be without any judgement! Plus there are so many very handsome men who have long hair Brad Pitt… Harry Styles…. Jason Momoa… even Jesus 😉… all long hair! Just sayin.. 😂❤️ #family #love."