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Ellen DeGeneres not giving up on a Kylie Jenner pregnancy confirmation

Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres' mind is set on getting to the bottom of the truth about the Kylie Jenner pregnancy rumors.

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Both Kylie and her rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott, have successfully remained mum on any and all pregnancy conjecture, so Ellen has made it her quest to discover the truth.

Things got going over Halloween when host of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" dressed up as "Karla Kardashian," the lesser-known member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

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"I've got a new baby bump under my lady lumps," Ellen joked on her show. "You know what that means: Either I'm pregnant or I put my butt pad on backwards."

Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian would later take the stage to say that they aren't pregnant, but for the other sisters, that mystery was just heating up.

When mom Kris Jenner showed up on the show just a week later, Ellen quipped to the famous momager that she has lots of "pregnant children right now."

But the seasoned reality TV matriarch was ready, replying, "Oh, I can feel where this is going. She's trying to trick me into confirming pregnancies."

When Ellen continued to push, joking that the 15th season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" will be the one where they "announce who's pregnant — who's really pregnant," Kris kept her Kardashian cool, giving up nothing.

Not one to be easily deterred, and known to "just keep swimming," Ellen took another shot at confirming a pregnancy when Khloe came by to promote the new season of her show "Revenge Body."

Khloe proved that she would not fold under questioning while playing the game "Burning Questions: Pregnancy Brain Edition," stoically holding down the Kardashian secrecy fort.

"So your sisters have played," Ellen began, "Kim has played, Kendall has played and Kourtney has played, and the pregnant sister, Kylie, has not," she continued as Khloe tried to hold back a smirk. "But when she's here, she's gonna play."

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But all that Khloe would give her was a mere, "You're cute."

"She must be pregnant. There's too much secrecy around it," Ellen said. "Look at your eyes! Y'all, she's pregnant! I can tell by her eyes! I will make a bet right now that she is pregnant."

With all the tireless effort put forth by Ellen, hopefully there is a pregnancy confirmation at the end of the rainbow.

Past behavior

Lea Michele's old 'Glee' castmates call out her on-set behavior in response to Black Lives Matter tweet

On June 1, Lea Michele took to Twitter to join the ranks of dozens of stars sharing their outrage over George Floyd's treatment and death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25. But her words struck a false chord for several of her old "Glee" co-stars.

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"George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter," tweeted Lea, who played Rachel Berry on "Glee" for all six seasons and earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her performance.

Actress Samantha Marie Ware, who appeared on 11 episodes during season 6 of the hit FOX show and has since been on "What/If," "NCIS: New Orleans" and "Margot vs. Lily," replied with a tweet of her own that took issue with Lea weighing in on how people treat each other.

"LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET," Samantha wrote in all caps. "I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD 'S— IN MY WIG!' AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD…"

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"Community" star Yvette Nicole Brown responded to Sammie's tweet, "I felt every one of those capital letters." After seeing that comment, "Glee" actor Alex Newell — who first appeared on the show during season 4 and more recently appeared on "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" — added "Felt like claps!!" then posted some GIFs supporting Sammie as well as the message, "I'm gonna say this one time… when my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it… that's what friendship is… and if you can't understand that then you're part of the problem… and that's on PERIODT! And I mean that for both sides of this coin!"

Longtime "Glee" star Amber Riley, who played Mercedes Jones, also waded in, though she stuck to GIFs, posting one of herself raising her hand as if she had something to add to the conversation, followed by another of herself sipping some tea. The implication was clear.

Actor-musician Dabier, who appeared on an episode of "Glee" in 2014, called Lea out by name in another all-caps tweet. "GIRL YOU WOULDNT LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE 'I DIDNT BELONG THERE' F— YOU LEA," he wrote.

They're not the first "Glee" stars to weigh in on Lea's alleged on-set behavior. In her 2016 memoir "Sorry Not Sorry," actress Naya Rivera — who played cheerleader Santana Lopez on the show — opened up about their roller coaster working relationship.   

"One of the Glee writers once said that Lea and I were like two sides of the same battery and that about sums us up. We are both strong willed and competitive — not just with each other but with everyone — and that's not a good mixture," Naya wrote, as reported by E! News. "As the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel — erm, I mean Lea — didn't like sharing the spotlight."

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Naya continued, "On top of that, she had a hard time separating work from our outside friendship, whereas it was a lot easier for me. I'm not offended when people offer feedback or criticism, and if things get heated on set, I try to keep perspective. We're all stressed, yes, but we're all working toward the same goal, so laugh it off and keep it movin'. Lea was a lot more sensitive, though, and it seemed like she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong."

According to Naya, "If I'd complained about anyone or anything, she'd assumed I was b—-ing about her. Soon, she started to ignore me, and eventually it got to the point where she didn't say a word to me for all of season 6. Lea and I definitely weren't the best of friends, and I doubt we'll ever sit on her couch and eat kale together again, but the rumors of our 'feud' were blown out of proportion."

launch time

Kim Zolciak blasted for launching swimsuit line amid protests

Kim Zolciak-Biermann had always planned to launch her new swimsuit line on June 1, and nothing — not even a nation in unrest — could stop her.

Naturally, social media users dragged her for it.

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Midday on June 1, the "Don't Be Tardy" star posted an Instagram video of two young women modeling her new Salty K swimsuits. In her accompanying caption, the reality TV star fawned over the look and the fabric of the swimsuits. 

"So many swimsuits will be coming your way this summer!!" she wrote, her excitement easily conveyed.

Many of her 3.1 million Instagram followers were not as joyous, calling the launch "tone deaf" while citing the coast-to-coast protests following the death of George Floyd

"Love you but maybe postpone the launch… look around," one person said. "Right now is not best time to self promote."

Another shouted that it's "not the time."

"Are you kidding me? Read the room, Kim," one critic said.

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While some of the online haters blasted her for the youthful appearances of her swimsuit models, most of the critical comments were tied to the nation's unrest.

"Who is in charge of your brand marketing? They should be fired bc NOW IS NOT THE TIME. Tone deaf," one person decried.  

Although Kim made no mention of the protests in the swimsuit posts, she did side with the Black Lives Matter movement in her Instagram Stories earlier in the day, saying all her companies "stand in solidarity with the black community against systemic racism and oppression experienced everyday in America."

She added, "If you don't believe that #blacklivesmatter we ask you to please take your business elsewhere."  

social network

Fans worry Armie Hammer is having a 'breakdown' after bizarre social media activity

Armie Hammer's social media fun has some of his fans worried.

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Over the weekend, the "Call Me By Your Name" star posted a shirtless video in which he can be seen chugging a beer during a round of golf. Armie — sporting a shaved head — then hits the ball before militantly walking out of frame. He kept silent throughout the video — aside from a belch.

"When the world is ending but you already have come to terms with the fact that this current time is ruled by chaos…" he captioned the clip.

While many of his 1.4 million Instagram followers chuckled at the video, others questioned his mental health.

"Is this a breakdown armie?" one fan asked. Others asked if he was okay.

"I am seriously worried about you armie," another person commented.

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The actor has been self-isolating in the Caribbean with his family for several months now — which wasn't planned. 

"We're currently quarantined in Grand Cayman, which wasn't planned when we left LA 5 weeks ago for nyc for previews of @minutesbway," Armie's wife, Elizabeth Chambers, said on social media on April 16. "Due to travel restrictions, school closures and the fact that we were planning to be here with our extended family two weeks later for spring break, we made this decision for the health and safety of our family."

One day before Elizabeth's message, Armie showed off his new punk-rock haircut on Instagram. "Killing the game," he captioned a mirror selfie showing off his hairstyle. Before debuting the haircut, Armie also posted a picture of his hair on the floor while holding trimmers. "I'm fine," he said.

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Fans also felt concerned after a recent post on his Instagram Story: Armie shared a photo of his breakfast, which consisted of beer and mac and cheese balls. 

"Day 1384 of the 'Tine: Cracked a beer, put on a Kaftan and fried up some Mac n cheese balls at 9:30 in the morning," he captioned the photo, adding, "What are you gonna do about it?"

Lawsuit

Rapper planning to sue U.S. Marshal over leaked arrest pic

Rapper Kodak Black is planning to file a lawsuit against the United States Marshals Service for allegedly leaking a photo of him under arrest inside the Miami Dade Police Department last year.

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In May 2019, the rapper was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival after allegedly trying to buy firearms twice with falsified gun applications. A local police officer snapped a photo of a handcuffed Kodak after he was taken into custody. The picture was then sent to a U.S. Marshal.

According to TMZ, Kodak's attorney initially assumed a Miami police officer leaked the image to the media. However, an internal investigation determined that it was likely a Marshal who disseminated the picture.

According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the Miami officer who was with the rapper all day says U.S. Marshal Chief called and instructed him to snap a photo of Kodak while he was cuffed. The officer did as told and sent the picture to the high-ranking official.

Kodak's attorney said the image served no law enforcement purpose. The attorney adds that the photo was released without Kodak's permission and for personal gain.

Change plea

Lori Loughlin's daughter: 'Use white privilege' to stop racism

Lori Loughlin's daughter is decrying all forms of racism while acknowledging that she's never really faced it as she was "born into privilege."

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While protests following the death of George Floyd raged throughout the country, Olivia Jade made an impassioned plea for change on Instagram on Sunday, even claiming that "white privilege" can actually be used for good.

"Need to understand that just 'not being racist is not enough' if you hear people saying disrespectful things, correct them," the 20-year-old beauty wrote. 

Olivia told her 1.3 million followers to act when hearing racial epithets or jokes being made.

"Don't sit there & allow this to continue happening. And if someone says something like 'no one is around that [takes] offense' or 'it's a joke' it should offend ALL of us … speak because it's outright wrong and disgusting that humans talk/treat … other humans THE way we've seen," she argued. "Explain how it's not funny at all. … how actually ignorant it sounds. How uneducated you sound when u are undermining [what] black people have had to deal with for generations. Speak up!!!"

Olivia demanded that change happen now and "forever," adding that she was somewhat uneducated on the racist divisions that still occur in America.

"As a person who is born into privilege based on my skin color & financial situation I was not always aware that these issues were still so present. And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me," she said. "I'm not racist and I never have been but I need to speak up about this because just not being racist isn't enough. It out rages me. It makes me feel sick. It brings me to tears. THERE SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS."

She added, "We need to support and stand up and speak and USE OUR WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS. We need to stop complaining about the smallest things because the black community are fearful of dying and being oppressed every single day just on the way they look and how they were born. Time to step up and keep making noise because this cannot continue to happen. It's disgusting."

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Olivia found herself in the headlines over the past year due to her parents' involvement in the college admissions scandal, to which they've pleaded guilty. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to get Olivia and her sister Bella into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits despite neither girl participating in the sport. At the time, many pundits argued that it was an example of blatant white privilege.

Lori and Mossimo will be formally sentenced this summer.

Birthday time

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood celebrates twin daughters' 4th birthday as he turns 73

It's been a happy few days for Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, wife Sally and their twins.

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On May 30, the couple celebrated Alice and Gracie's 4th birthday. And on June 1, they marked Ronnie's 73rd birthday.

Sally, 42, and Ronnie — who has four other kids from two previous marriages, plus six grandchildren — shared some rare photos of their daughters on social media to mark the twins' birthday during COVID-19 lockdown.

"Happy 4th birthday to my beautiful Alice and Gracie! 🎉🎁🎂🎈❤️," Ronnie captioned an Instagram photo of the twins laughing while seated on a garden bench and wearing striped shirts with the number 4 on them. Sally, a producer, shared the same photo on her Instagram page along with pics of the twins on their previous birthdays, captioning her slideshow, "HAPPY 4th BIRTHDAY ALICE & GRACIE! 🎂💕🍰🎂💕💋💕🧁🌈💕🎂🍰☀️☀️💓💓💕💋🌈You are our world ~ love love love xxxx @ronniewood 💕💕💕 Thank you for all your lovely messages ~ you're all so kind and melt my heart xx 💋."

Sally posted plenty of other festive photos on her account, including one showing the girls' $18 birthday cakes, which she purchased at Costco. "Hurry up tomorrow's birthdays ~ we've (I've) got 2 @costco cakes to eat. Possibly the best cakes in the world! May have bought them for myself 🤣🤣 💋 #damnthaticing #cannotwait #cake #delicious #sameaslastyear," she captioned the pic of the confections — one vanilla cake decorated with a rainbow and the other covered in chocolate frosting and sugary balloons.

Sally also shared a photo revealing that the twins — who dressed up in matching "Frozen II" character dresses on their big day — were gifted with matching Disney Princess bicycles and helmets as well as pink mylar balloons in the shape of the number 4.

So how did they spend the girls' special day? With a birthday outing: The family visited the grounds of Ashridge House, a former royal residence located about 20 miles outside of London. "How wonderful to be able to go round the glorious @ashridgehouse (aka Elsa & Anna's castle) on the twins birthday 🎂 Thank you so much @nataliehalliwelljennings for making it possible, we loved it 💕," Sally captioned the slideshow, adding, "This is also one of @ronniewoods's favourite places to paint, so a double whammy of joy!"

Sally marked Ronnie's birthday with a pic of them celebrating his big day last year. "Happppppy Biiiiiirthday to the one and only @ronniewood ~ we all love you so much ~ you're simply brilliant xxx 💕💕💕💕🎂🧁🍰💓🌈💕💋💋🎂💕 (throw back cake pic to last year when you could have a party) xx 💕💕," she captioned the shot of them with his cake. She also posted a video on her Instagram stories showing them embracing.

The rocker himself took to Instagram too — to blow kisses in thanks for all the birthday love.

"Thank you for all your lovely birthday messages, I really appreciate them!" Ronnie says in the clip he posted on June 1. "Sending out big love to everyone."

Lawsuit threat

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West threaten ex-bodyguard with lawsuit after he talks about Kanye's behavior

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West want a former bodyguard to zip it.

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According to a June 1 report from TMZ, the reality TV star and the rapper have threatened to sue Steve Stanulis for more than $10 million if he talks about working with them again.

The pair sent the former bodyguard — a retired police officer and onetime Chippendales dancer who's now an actor-director (he recently worked on the Tara Reid movie "5th Borough," which comes out June 3) — a cease-and-desist letter after he appeared on the "Hollywood Raw" podcast in May and shared old stories about his time with Kanye.

On the podcast, Steve talked about the music artist and fashion designer's "ridiculous rules" for employees, like having bodyguards stay 10 steps behind the rapper while walking down a city street. He described Kanye as extremely stubborn, claiming, "you can't talk to the guy," and said the rapper also "got mad at me for being in his shot" when photographers were snapping photos of him outside a studio space in New York City.

While Steve described Kanye as "the hardest worker," he also said the rapper was "the neediest celebrity," "the most moody" and "the worst tipper" at restaurants, Insider reported.

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Steve — who's previously worked for stars like Leonardo DiCaprio (aka "the nicest celebrity") and Tobey Maguire (aka "the kindest") — also recounted a story about how Kanye walked into the wrong hotel room at the Waldorf-Astoria while "intoxicated." A standoff situation followed, according to Steve, as a "confused" Kanye tried to figure out where he was and the Italian dignitary who was staying in the room tried to understand why a random man was in his space.

"We don't have to be best friends," Steve said of Kim's husband. "But if I'm there to protect you — if something happens and in some sort of way, I get hurt, or you're expecting me to do something like jump in front of you — you've got to have some level of respect."

According to Kimye, Steve made "false and defamatory" statements during the podcast — though they don't specify which ones are wrong — and violated a confidentiality agreement they signed in February 2016. TMZ further reports that the couple previously threatened to sue Steve in May 2016 and that time also demanded a public apology.

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Steve's publicist, however, insisted that the bodyguard-turned-actor has done nothing wrong. "…No breach of any confidentiality agreement was done. My client went on a podcast to promote his new film, and old stories that were already out there were brought up," rep Zack Teperman told TMZ. "For Kanye and Kim's counsel to send out a threatening letter to bully my client against his rights is unwarranted. My client has already made it clear that he respects Kanye, their time working together."

The rep added, "If Kanye and Kim wish to continue this further, that is up to them, but I think their time and money would be better suited helping out with more pressing matters in our society than what happened many years ago."

Security plan

Beckhams submit plans to build 'escape tunnel' under home: Report

The Beckhams say they need an escape.

As one of the most famous couples on the planet, David and Victoria Beckham know that they need to take security seriously, and they are taking incredible steps to do so.

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According to planning documents obtained by the Express newspaper, the couple is hoping to install "an underground passage linking the family's nine-bed Cotswold pad to their luxury car garage"… otherwise known as an escape tunnel. The couple also wants to build a guard shack.

The Beckhams move for a secure tunnel comes after famed soccer player Dele Alli was robbed at knifepoint at his London mansion recently.

"The proposed development includes a new basement cellar constructed beneath the extension to the existing garage outbuilding with a linked walkway," the construction plans at the $8 million home state, according to Page Six. "The basement cellar beneath is for storage of wine and the proposed use of the outbuilding is solely in association with the main dwelling house. … It will improve security for the occupants of the property."

Speaking out

After N-word controversy, Hannah Brown vows to be 'part of the solution'

In mid-May Hannah Brown found herself in the middle of a controversy after uttering the N-word in a social media video for Tik Tok. After initially denying she used the word, she apologized, but the apology largely fell on deaf ears. 

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After two weeks of social media silence — and in the midst of coast-to-coast protests following George Floyd's death — the former "Bachelorette" star is again speaking up.

"I've been so concerned with not wanting to be disrespectful in taking up space when the events that are going on and the death of George Floyd is happening and there is so much suffering and anger. I didn't want to offend anybody," she said, noting that she was nervous to record the 18-minute Instagram video. "And I may be offending people right now, but I realize that it's not about the right time. It's about the right thing. I'm so lucky to have the platform that I have, and I know a lot of people are asking for white people to use their platform and to take accountability."

"I just can't stay silent anymore," she continued. "I'm not trying to drudge up old things about what I did when there is so much going on in the world, but I do know that I have to take accountability, so this is coming from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely don't want to hurt anybody else. I want to be part of the solution."

Hannah's comments come after she was slammed by many fellow "Bachelor Nation" stars for her May 17 apology. She said she's spent the last few weeks educating herself on race and why it was so hurtful for her to use the N-word, even though she was singing along to a song by a black artist.

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"I don't want to be an ignorant white girl who uses the n-word," she said. "I don't need anybody to defend me for what I did because what I said… What I did was wrong."

"If you want to support me, do not defend me," she continued. "Do not send hateful messages to people who are holding me accountable. If you want to support me, just continue to encourage me to do better."

The former "Dancing With The Stars" winner said she's been "very disappointed" in herself and understands that some people will never forgive her. Still, she promised, "I will be part of the solution."