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Pop music superstar Prince is dead at 57

Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears, Feb. 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

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Prince performs during the halftime show at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears, Feb. 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

We can't believe we're writing these words, but here it goes: Prince died today at the age of 57.

According to TMZ, the singer’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park estate in Minnesota early Thursday morning.

On April 15, Prince Rogers Nelson’s jet made an emergency landing in Illinois when the musician fell ill. His representatives said he had been battling a bad bout of the flu, but he still managed to show up for his concert the next day. He canceled two shows prior to that performance due to health issues.

That’s all we have for now. Be sure to check back with Pop Music/Culture Critic Jay Cridlin for more details and what is sure to be a touching tribute.

Click here for the top five moments in the incredible career of Prince.

Click here for a photographic look back at music superstar through the decades.

And click here to watch his unforgettable Super Bowl XLI halftime show.


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Nick Carter is a dad, welcomes baby boy with wife Lauren

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Remember when we were wee teens and dreamed of having Nick Carter’s babies when we grew up, got married and lived happily/famously ever after?

Well, lucky for us, we didn’t. But Lauren Carter sure did. The couple welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Odin Reign Carter arrived after 30 hours of labor during a home water birth.

“It’s a very strong name,” the 36-year-old singer said at the April 1 premiere of his Syfy film, Dead7, which also stars fellow Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean, NSync’s Joey Fatone and even Carter’s wife.

According to Google, Odin is a “widely revered god” in Germanic mythology, so the couple’s Game of Thrones baby shower sort of makes sense-ish?

“I don’t want to get all sappy, [but] she’s the reason I felt comfortable, and I knew that she would be the perfect mother,” Carter said of his wife. “It’s crazy how much more in love you can become when you start this phase of your life.”

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'Livid’ Kelly Ripa skips taping over surprise Michael Strahan departure

The way they were...

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The way they were...

Drama alert: Kelly Ripa is, shall we say, rather upset that Michael Strahan pulled a Regis and didn’t tell her he was bailing until the announcement went public.

Fans of Live! With Kelly and Michael may have noticed that Ripa was a no-show on Wednesday. A TMZ source said this may be the first in a string of absences, because she’s furious that everyone at Live, including longtime executive producer Michael Gelman, were kept in the dark about Strahan’s upcoming move to the struggling Good Morning America.

Ripa and Gelman were both “stunned and upset” upon hearing the news at 10:30 a.m., just as the press was being notified.

“She was livid,” a source told E! News of her reaction at the meeting. “It wasn’t pretty.”

“[Strahan] wanted to be there,” the source said. “He didn’t have to be, but he didn’t want to have her hear it and not be there. He tried to do the stand up thing.”

The Daily Mail cited anonymous sources close to Ripa who said she won’t appear on the show until Strahan leaves in September.

“She is just devastated and furious,” a source told People. “And she needs time. She’s not planning on going in for the rest of the week.” …

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Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling expecting Baby No. 2

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You can only hold so many accessories over your pregnant belly before it becomes super obvious that you’re expecting.

Eva Mendes gave it a good college try, but recent photos show that it’s pretty clear she and Ryan Gosling are gearing up to welcome their second child.

According to Us Weekly, the Lost River star tried to hide her bump by holding an enormous purse and peacoat in front of her belly while heading to her doctor’s office in Los Angeles on Thursday. The 42-year-old was wearing a flowing maxi dress, too, so obviously she’s with child, right?

Mendes and the 35-year-old Nice Guys actor met in 2011 on the set of that weird movie, The Place Beyond the Pines. The private pair welcomed 19-month-old daughter Esmeralda in September 2014 after keeping that pregnancy as quiet as possible for as long as they could.

An insider told People that Mendes “just hasn’t ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been.”

But she’s loving life as a mom.

“She’s never been happier,” the source added. “She and Ryan are just in awe of this beautiful person they created. It’s a really special time for them.”

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John Legend, Chrissy Teigen welcome baby girl

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And a Legend is born.

Model and TV host Chrissy Teigen welcomed her first child with crooner John Legend on Thursday, the couple announced via social media on Sunday.

“She’s here! Luna Simone Stephens, we are so in love with you! And sleepy. Very sleepy,” Teigen wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the baby’s weight — 6 pounds 11 ounces — which was dated Thursday.

Legend, 37, echoed the announcement, tweeting, “Our new love is here! Luna Simone Stephens, born on Thursday, the 14th. We couldn’t be happier!”

The couple didn’t encounter the easiest path to parenthood. Teigen shared on Instagram in October that she was undergoing IVF. The couple chose a ­female embryo during the process, and she stuck.

“I’ve made this decision,” Teigen, 30, told People in February. “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, 'Let’s put in the girl.’ ”

The couple are hoping for more kids in the future.

“The number of embryos we have left is not matching the number of people I want at my dinner table, so I’ll have to do it again,” Teigen said. “I wish I had frozen my eggs earlier. We have a few more on ice. Who knows what will work?” …

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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively expecting second baby

Well aren't they special?

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Well aren't they special?

I mean, if you’re one of the most gorgeous couples in all the Hollywoodland, things like this are bound to happen: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are expecting their second bundle of sure-to-be-perfect-looking joy.

According to Us Weekly, the Gossip Girl alum was shooting her upcoming film, The Shallows, in Malibu when she unsuccessfully tried to cover up her baby bump while wearing a fitted wetsuit.

“Blake is absolutely thrilled and so is Ryan,” a source told People.

Word is Lively will debut her belly at the Met Gala in May.

The 28-year-old and Reynolds welcomed their first child, daughter James, in December 2014, and it sounds like this newbie won’t be their last.

“I do want to just enjoy this moment,” Lively said after welcoming James. “But I also feel like my first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year. I’m looking forward to how one baby influences the other, and to my family as a whole, to every single chapter.”

The actress and 39-year-old Deadpool actor wed in September of 2012.

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Kelly Clarkson finally welcomes baby boy


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The Blackstocks have welcomed a baby boy. Kelly Clarkson and husband/manager Brandon Blackstock are now the proud parents of two.

“Our little baby boy has arrived!!” Clarkson, 33, tweeted on Thursday. “Remington Alexander Blackstock was born 4/12/16 & he is healthy & we couldn’t be happier or more in love!”

The original American Idol winner revealed that she was pregnant onstage at the Staples Center back in August.

“I was not planning on announcing this but I’m totally pregnant,” she said back then. “I didn’t want you to think I was on pills or something! Everything is great. I haven’t vomited yet, that’s a win!”

Her second pregnancy was just as difficult as her first, and she had to cancel some tour dates.

“I’m familiar with all-day sickness,” she said on CBS This Morning in November. “I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s really bad.”

The couple wed in October 2013 and welcomed baby girl River Rose in June of 2014.

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Another day, another celebrity penis threat - this time featuring John Cusack


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First, rapper Iggy Azalea threatened to chop off her fiance’s “meat” if Los Angeles Laker Nick Young ever cheated on her again. Now, a woman has threatened to curse John Cusack’s unit with a “black candle spell” that would make him impotent for life.

According to TMZ, that was enough for a judge to grant Cusack a restraining order against the woman who has shown up at his house repeatedly and sent creepy emails to his sister-in-law — though you would think those unexpected visits would have been enough.

Marieretno Subali is now required to stay 100 yards away from Cusack and cut contact with his brother and sister-in-law.

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'Scrubs' star Sarah Chalke is pregnant

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It’s a second baby for second Becky.

Former Roseanne star Sarah Chalke is gearing up for her first go at mothering multiple kids, which is a whole different animal than just keeping track of one.

The Scrubs alum is pregnant with her second child with her fiance, entertainment lawyer Jamie Afifi, her rep tells People. The couple are also parents to son Charlie Rhodes, who’s 6.

Yay for them and all their bliss.

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Debby Ryan, DisneyBot 63521-22, arrested for DUI

AAH! indeed.

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AAH! indeed.

Oh no! One of my favorite Disney Channel stars (yes, real thing that I just typed), has been arrested for drunken driving.

Debby Ryan, the star of Jessie, was arrested in Los Angeles around 11 p.m. sometime last week when she was behind the wheel of her 2016 Audi, made a left turn and hit a Mercedes. According to TMZ, the 22-year-old failed a sobriety test and was hauled off to the pokey.

Initially, the charge was classified as a felony as the driver of the Mercedes claimed to be hurt, but it was reduced to a misdemeanor because the injury wasn’t serious and the actress blew a .11, which is pretty close to the legal limit. Also, she’s a wholesome Disney actress, which couldn’t have hurt her cause.

Ryan’s out on $100,000 bail after being charged with driving under the influence and driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher, which we thought was the same thing until now.

“Over the last few days I have had the chance to think about my actions, and I wish I had used better judgement,” Ryan tweeted Wednesday. “I recognize that I am a role model and have always worked hard to set a good example for my millions of fans. I am so sorry to disappoint everyone.”

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Jared Leto is into some super-gross method acting


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Heaven help us, for we live in a world in which Jared Leto sends used condoms and anal beads to his Suicide Squad co-stars, all in the name of honing his craft.

Before filming even began, Leto — who plays The Joker in the upcoming film — sent a live rat to Margot Robbie and bullets to Will Smith. He also gifted the entire cast a dead pig. So sweet.

Then Leto got really into it, confessing to E! Online that he sent the used condoms and anal beads to all his castmates.

“I did a lot of things to create a dynamic to create an element of surprise, a spontaneity and to really break down any kind of walls that may be there,” the Oscar winner said at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. “The Joker is somebody who doesn’t really respect things like personal space or boundaries.”

Indeed. Smith went on record to confirm Leto’s weirdness.

“He went full Joker,” Smith said, adding, “He really set the tone. He wasn’t playing with it. He was dead serious as an actor. He was going in and he was 100 percent going into this character.”

Another fun tidbit: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays Killer Croc, received “sticky Playboy magazines” from Leto. …

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Beyonce is in Tampa

We can feel her presence.

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We can feel her presence.

Thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we now know that we missed seeing and becoming BFFs with Beyonce on Wednesday.

Cool. Thanks a lot. THANKS A LOT.

The Bucs wrote that Jay Z visited with Jameis Winston and Donovan Smith at One Buc Place on Wednesday, and they posted a nice little video of the weight-room interaction, which included Winston giving Hova a No. 4 Jersey that read "Young Hov" on the back.

But the team totally buried the lede, which is that Bey and Jay were in town to check out Raymond James Stadium, where Yonce will perform on April 29.

Beyonce! In Tampa today!

We’re stalking her Instagram as we type and will keep you posted if any familiar backdrops pop up, though we're guessing the pair have jetted off to someplace much more fancy by now.

In the meantime, here’s this tidbit: “You know I’m coming for your job, right?” Jay Z joked as quarterback Winston handed him his jersey.

Haha, we guess?

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Lindsay Lohan rumored to be engaged to Russian heir

Are they or aren't they?


Are they or aren't they?

Living life in the fast lane got Lindsay Lohan into a bit of trouble back in the day. That’s why she moved to London: to slow down and adopt a less frenetic lifestyle.

Well, LiLo is back on the fast track, if rumors are to be believed, saying “da” to boyfriend of five months Egor Tarabasov, a 22-year-old Russian heir whose father is a multi-millionaire real estate mogul.

According to TMZ, Tarabasov spent the holidays with Lohan’s family, got the thumbs up and popped the question over the weekend, just three weeks after Lohan announced on Instagram that the couple had moved in together.

However, a rep for the actress told Page Six the engagement report is “not true and holds no merit.”

Last month, Lohan's mom Dina told Us Weekly that the family adores their would-be future in-law.

"He is cute. He's a sweetheart. No, he's just a really good person," she said. "The tabloids are like, 'Oh, he's so much younger.' But he's very mature, very worldly. They love each other."

The pair met through mutual friends at a party, which we believe is the most normal thing the 29-year-old Mean Girls star has ever done.

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Megan Fox is pregnant, but who's the father?

Megan Fox, baby-to-be and Will Arnett in Sin City.


Megan Fox, baby-to-be and Will Arnett in Sin City.

Megan Fox is savvy. At Monday’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, the actress arrived with a very buzz-worthy plus-one while promoting her new film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. The unexpected guest: a growing baby bump.

This is intriguing because the 29-year-old New Girl star and estranged husband Brian Austin Green were one of the many celebrity couples to announce their plans to divorce in August 2015 during the Great Summer of Splits. They had been together for 11 years and have so far been married for five.

Fox addressed her pregnancy at the event but said nothing about the lucky dad, leading the Internet to speculate all the livelong day and night.

Could it be TMNT co-star Will Arnett’s? Oh please, oh please, oh please.

One thing Fox did say about the pregnancy: It was rough to deal with while shooting.

“I’m always in the process of having a baby and looking like I didn’t have a baby,” she told People. “I was training. There was no access to healthy food on the set so I ended up losing weight because I was hungry all the time.” …

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Amy Schumer takes aim at 'Glamour' for plus-size label

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Amy Schumer took to Instagram to vent about being included in Glamour magazine’s plus-size issue.

“I think there’s nothing wrong with being plus size. Beautiful healthy women,” she wrote after being included alongside Melissa McCarthy, Adele and Ashley Graham. “Plus size is considered size 16 in America. I go between a size 6 and an 8. @glamourmag put me in their plus size only issue without asking or letting me know and it doesn’t feel right to me. Young girls seeing my body type thinking that is plus size? What are your thoughts? Mine are not cool glamour not glamourous.”

Schumer later added, “These labels are unnecessary and reserved for women.”

Truth bomb in your face!

Tweet us your thoughts @tbtjuice.

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