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Shawn Johnson Is Pregnant More Than a Year After Miscarriage. Shawn Johnson is pregnant with her rainbow baby. The 27-year-old Olympic gymnast and her football player husband Andrew East, also 27, revealed on Thursday that they are expecting a child, a year and a half after she suffered a miscarriage. Johnson posted on her Instagram page a photo of the two smiling and gesturing towards her baby bump. East posted on page a video of her cradling her baby bump and him holding up a pair of baby shoes. And the two have already opened an Instagram account for their unborn child, who is unnamed. They have also not revealed the baby's sex. "Verified @theeastbaby ... we cannot WAIT to welcome you to the world and shower you with love. @andrewdeast WE DID IT!" Johnson wrote. The two also shared a YouTube video, recorded on February 17, showing them talking about their pregnancy journey, with East holding up a positive home pregnancy test. "Someone asked me the other day, is it hard trying after we had a miscarriage?" Johnson said. "I've never really voiced any hesitation with trying again. But yeah, I'm absolutely terrified." "I don't wanna say that that experience stole a little bit of joy and excitement," East said. "I think it more maybe prepared us." He told her, "You're gonna be an awesome mom." "You're gonna be a dad," Johnson told him. "You're gonna be the best dad in the world." (Eonline)

Hilaria Baldwin Reveals She Is "Most Likely Experiencing" a Miscarriage. Hilaria Baldwin is sharing a deeply personal message with her social media followers. On Thursday morning, the author and Mom Brain co-host took to Instagram to reveal that she is "most likely experiencing a miscarriage." Hilaria, who has been married to Alec Baldwin since 2012, gave birth to her fourth child with the actor in May 2018. "I always promised myself that if I were to get pregnant again, I would share the news with you guys pretty early, even if that means suffering a public loss," Hilaria, 35, wrote alongside a photo of herself cradling her stomach. "I have always been so open with you all about my family, fitness, pregnancies...and I don't want to keep this from you, just because it isn't as positive and shiny as the rest." "I think it's important to show the truth . . . because my job is to help people by being real and open," she continued. "Furthermore, I have no shame or embarrassment with this experience. I want to be a part of the effort to normalize miscarriage and remove the stigma from it. There is no much secrecy during the first trimester. This works for some, but I personally find it to be exhausting. I'm nauseous, tired, my body is changing. And I have to pretend that everything is just fine  and it truly isn't. I don't want to have to pretend anymore. I hope you understand." Hilaria went on to tell her followers, "So, this is what is going on now: the embryo has a heartbeat, but it isn't strong, and the baby isn't growing very much. So, we wait -- and this is hard. So much uncertainty...but the chances are very, very small that this is a viable pregnancy. I have complete confidence that my family and I will get through this, even if the journey is difficult." She concluded her post by saying she is "so blessed" to have her doctor, her friends and family. "My husband and my four very healthy babies help me keep it together and have the perspective of how truly beautiful life is, even when it occasionally seems ugly," Hilaria wrote. "The luck and gratitude I feel that I am my babies' mommy, is wonderfully overwhelming and comforting. In your comments, please be kind. I'm feeling a bit fragile and I need support. I'm hoping, that by sharing this, I can contribute to raising awareness about this sensitive topic." The couple shares kids Carmen, 5, Rafael, 3, Leonardo, 2, and Romeo Baldwin, 10 months. Alec also shares daughter Ireland Baldwin, 23, with his ex, Kim Basinger. (Eonline)

How Meghan Markle Is Leaning on Amal Clooney Throughout Her Pregnancy. Throughout her pregnancy, Meghan Markle has received support and advice from Amal Clooney, who is "thrilled to see her become a mother," E! News has learned. The 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex, who is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry, and the 41-year-old international human rights attorney, who shares 1-year-old twins with husband George Clooney, have "a lot in common and have become close" since Meghan moved to London in late 2017, a source told E! News. "Amal has been a wealth of knowledge on so many things and helped Meghan settle in," the source said. "She's given her advice on celebrity and living in the public eye. They've enjoyed sharing stories of travel and humanitarian causes. They often bounce ideas off of each other. Meghan goes to Amal for many things and really trusts her instincts. Amal adores Meghan and is thrilled to see her become a mother. They will be living very close to one another and hope to see each other often. They have an understanding and common ground that has really helped Meghan and provided her with support." Amal and George, 57, were among many celebs who attended Meghan and Harry's royal wedding in May 2018. In February, Amal co-hosted a lavish baby shower for Meghan in New York City. The group has occasionally spent time together. Two months after Meghan and Harry's wedding, the royal newlyweds visited Amal and George at their Lake Como villa in Italy. Last year, a palace source revealed to E! News that George and Harry, 34, have actually been friends for more than two years, and first connected at a private charity function in the U.K. "When he started getting serious with Meghan, Harry introduced her to George and Amal," the palace source said, "and the couple quickly started hanging out regularly." The first source said that "although Harry knew George before he met Meghan, it's really through Meghan and Amal's growing friendship that the two couples have become good friends." "They've shared many laughs as they've started seeing each other more frequently through their wives," the source added. "George is so warm and charismatic. He makes everyone feel immediately comfortable and at ease. He's also a lot of fun to hang out with and always has everyone in stitches." George has also defended Meghan publicly in response to unflattering media reports about her alleged behavior towards palace staff, her estranged father Thomas Markle and sister-in-law Kate Middleton, which have not been confirmed. "I do want to say, they're just chasing Meghan Markle everywhere. She's been pursued and vilified," the actor told Australia's Who magazine in February. "She's a woman who is seven months pregnant and she is being pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that [Princess] Diana was, and it's history repeating itself." In March, George said on Good Morning Britain, "I think it's a little unfair at times when -- I've seen it when the press can turn on you for sort of ridiculous reasons and for almost nothing, and it seemed to me to be a little unjust since [Meghan] hadn't done anything except just happen to live her life. She's a really kind and smart and intelligent young woman." (Eonline)

Jennifer Lopez Reveals She Slept in Selena Quintanilla's Bed While Preparing for Her Iconic Role. On the heels of the 24th anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's untimely death, Jennifer Lopez is opening up about the late Tejano star. "It was a beautiful time in my life and it taught me so much about life," the World of Dance judge says of the "Amor Prohibido" singer and the 1997 movie Selena on Apple Music's Beats 1 show. "I was young, I was 26 when I played Selena," she tells radio host Ebro Darden. "I didn't realize, at the time, the responsibility that I had, all I wanted to do was do her memory and that moment justice." During the interview, J.Lo reveals that she actually slept in Selena's bed in order to prepare for the iconic role. "I soaked up everything, I watched every interview that I could," the 49-year-old actress shares. "I slept in her bed at home. I talked to the whole family. I spent time with them. It can be melancholy and beautiful at the same time." Many fans of the film (and the Texas beauty) know that J.Lo moved in with Selena's sister, Suzette Quintanilla, in order to learn more about the Tejano singer. "It was a beautiful time in my life and it taught me so much about life," she admits/ "Life is fragile." For Jennifer, portraying the famed "Reina de la Cumbia (Queen of Cumbia)," gave her so much insight into the music industry. "She taught me so much on how to navigate this business, because I played it in the movie." If anything, Lopez became inspired to seriously pursue a music career after playing Selena in the 1997 movie. That's why she says this role was a "beautiful blessing for my life on so many levels." Along with discussing the "Si Una Vez" singer's influence and impact on her life, the 49-year-old actress dishes on her forthcoming movie, Hustlers, which also stars fellow Bronx native, Cardi B. She says her latest movie also reminds her of her role in the movie Selena. "You have to really dig into the reality of what it really is," she says. "You can't just surface it... What it's about is playing the role as authentically as I can, it's just like when I was playing Selena." "I was so in it when I was playing Selena back then," she continues. "I feel the same way about playing [Ramona]. I'm going to play this persona and do it in the best way that I know how." Adding, "I'm going to learn everything about that life and that mentality that I can to play it as authentically as I can." (Eonline)

Britney Spears' Sons Are With Ex-Husband Kevin Federline While She's at Mental Health Facility. In his care. Britney Spears' sons are with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, as she seeks treatment at a "wellness center that prioritizes physical, mental and spiritual well-being," a source confirms to Us Weekly. The source adds that the 41-year-old "has the boys" and "is considering going back to court for increased child support payments" for their 13-year-old, Sean, and 12-year-old, Jayden. Us Weekly confirmed on Wednesday, April 3, that Spears, 37, had checked into a mental health facility and "will be there for a few weeks," according to an insider. "Britney's sons are in the full-time care of their dad, Kevin, for the time being," the insider told Us, noting that her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, "has been nothing but supportive through everything." Spears -- who had been on a nearly three-month hiatus from social media -- also returned to Instagram on Wednesday to share a quote about the importance of self-care. "Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit," the quote read. The "Womanizer" songstress added the caption: "We all need to take time for a little 'me time.' :)." The Crossroads actress has been dealing with her father's illness in recent months, even putting her Las Vegas show, BRITNEY: Donination, on an indefinite hiatus to care for 66-year-old Jamie Spears' amid his health issues. (Jamie was hospitalized in October 2018 and underwent surgery after his colon ruptured.) "I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family," Spears said in a statement in January. "We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me. Thank you to all my fans for your continued love and support during this time. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and I look forward to the time when I can be back on stage performing for all of you." Spears and Federline were married from 2004 to 2007, and finally reached a child support agreement for their children in September 2018, after the popstar agreed to give the DJ a "significant increase" in his monthly payments. (UsMagazine)

Britney Spears' Boyfriend Praises Her "Strength" After She Checks Into Mental Health Facility. Britney Spears' boyfriend Sam Asghari is sticking by her side. On Wednesday, it was reported that the "...Baby One More Time" singer checked into a mental health treatment facility as she continues to cope with her father Jamie Spears' recent health scare. Spears broke a months-long social media hiatus and wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, "Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit." Despite everything that Spears has been grappling with for the past few months, a source tells E! News that Asghari has been an important piece of support for the singer. The insider told E! News that the two of them "are very much still together." "Sam has stuck by her side throughout all of her recent struggles and knows that this is just a phase in Britney's life that they will have to adjust to right now," the source explained. The source also told us that Asghari has been "very helpful in making sure Britney did whatever she needed to feel better." That included him checking in on her and being "by her side." The 25-year-old praised his girlfriend on social media after news broke that she was seeking treatment. "It isn't weakness," he wrote on his Instagram Story. "It's a sign of absolute strength, people should only be inspired by this, at least I am." On Jan. 4, Spears announced that she was going to put her "Britney: Domination" Las Vegas residency on an indefinite hiatus. "I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family. We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me. Thank you to all my fans for your continued love and support during this time," she said in a statement at the time. "I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and I look forward to the time when I can be back on stage performing for all of you." The singer's father's colon reportedly ruptured two months prior to her putting the concert on hold. "A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We're all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him," she wrote on Instagram on Jan. 4. "I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand." E! News learned not long after the announcement that Jamie Spears spent 28 days in the hospital after his life-threatening health scare. A second source told E! News on Wednesday that his health situation "has been weighing on [Spears] and affecting her emotional well-being." The 37-year-old singer decided she "needed to take time for herself" and has also just been prioritizing "focusing on her kids, her family and her boyfriend." Spears has two children with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline 13-year-old Sean Federline and 12-year-old Jayden James Federline. The second source added, "Jamie Spears has been putting on a brave face and keeping a positive attitude about his health." Another source told E! News in March that her father was "doing better health-wise." After a particularly tumultuous year, Spears told the Daily Star in 2008, "My father saved my life. I probably wouldn't be here if it wasn't for him. I've not always been a good daughter, but he basically gave up his job and his life to look after me at a time when I wasn't even sure I wanted to go on living. I owe him my life." "Her dad is very important to her and when he got sick, she knew she needed to take time and keep things more private," the insider said. "She spent many years traveling and being away from her father, and then all the quality time she had with him in Vegas over the last four years made them extra close." These close bonds clearly matter a lot for the multi-talented singer. The first source told E! News, "[Sam] has truly been her emotional support system and she feels grateful for him." (Eonline)

Britney Spears' Mom Breaks Silence After Daughter Seeks Mental Health Treatment. Britney Spears' mom has some advice: keep going. On the heels of reports that the pop star is allegedly seeking treatment at a mental health facility, Lynne Spears seemingly broke her silence on the matter with an inspirational post shared to Instagram. "Keep going no matter how bad things are right now, no matter how stuck you feel, no matter how many days you've spent crying, no matter how many days you've spent wishing things were different, no matter how hopeless and depressed you feel -- I promise you won't feel this way forever. Keep going," the post reads. Fans flooded the message with well wishes both for the pop star and her family amid dad Jamie Spears' health battle. Back in January, the famous mother of two announced she was taking an indefinite work hiatus following his hospitalization. "I am dedicating my focus and energy to care for my family. We have a very special relationship and I want to be with my family at this time just like they have always been there for me," Spears said in a statement at the time. "It's important to always put your family first... and that's the decision I had to make," she wrote to fans on Instagram. "A couple of months ago, my father was hospitalized and almost died. We're all so grateful that he came out of it alive, but he still has a long road ahead of him. I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time. I hope you all can understand. As a source recently told E! News, "Britney's father's health has been weighing on her, and affecting her emotional well-being." We're told the pop icon needed to "take time for herself." The songstress seemed to echo that when she broke her social media hiatus on Wednesday with a post reading, "Fall in love with taking care of yourself, mind, body, spirit." "We all need to take time for a little 'me time,'" Spears captioned it. Meanwhile, boyfriend Sam Asghari praised Spears on social media, writing on his Instagram Story, "It isn't weakness, it's a sign of absolute strength, people should only be inspired by this, at least I am." "Sam has stuck by her side throughout all of her recent struggles and knows that this is just a phase in Britney's life that they will have to adjust to right now," a source explained. Asghari has been "very helpful in making sure Britney did whatever she needed to feel better." (Eonline)

Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath Reveals He's Going Deaf and Needs Hearing Aids After Years of Performing. "It's scary because my job is hearing," McGrath recently said of losing his hearing while he continues to tour around the country. Mark McGrath is fearful that his days as a performer will soon be numbered after recently learning that he's going deaf. The Sugar Ray front man, who rose to fame in the '90s with hits including "Fly," "Someday," and "Every Morning," revealed to the DailyMailTV this week that after years of performing with the pop-rock band, he's starting to lose his hearing. "I'm deaf now. I cannot hear any more," he told the outlet. "It's years and years of being on the road and being two feet in front of symbols and drums. So high frequencies, I can't hear anymore. I'll be listening to people and they'll tell me their names and I can't hear anymore." "It's scary because my job is hearing," he added. "[The future] is absolutely a worry of mine." McGrath, who is still currently touring and has live performances scheduled through the end of the year, explained that he's been urged by audiologists to wear in ears, a type of hearing aid, while he continues to perform. In ears are often used by live performers so they can hear themselves on stage. Though they're helpful in blocking out the background instruments, they can be detrimental as they also prevent performers from hearing noises in the room, which can make it sound "dead," according to The Singer's Workshop. Because of that, McGrath said he's been avoiding the earpieces for years, and subsequently damaging his hearing. "Fortunately for the new generation, they have in ears. I'm dumb enough not to use them though," he told DailyMailTV. "I still need the sight sounds and smells of a concert and that includes the auditory part, but unfortunately, mine's going." The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant went on to joke that he pursued music so he wouldn't have to worry about his health, but his perspective has shifted in the past year. "It's funny, I got into music and rock n' roll not to worry about any of this: business, mindsets, health. I wanted to party, I'm in a band, that's what you do," he told the outlet. "And then life catches up to you and reality happens and by the grace of God we became a band, also, I found myself running a multi-million-dollar corporation." "As I get older, my health's going, I have knee problems, back problems. So, I am working on the hearing now," he continued. "It's something that recently last year my doctor said you've got to step back a little bit." The star also noted that Huey Lewis, from the 1980s and early '90s pop-rock band Huey Lewis and the News, has served as a "warning" to him after the front man was recently forced to stop touring due to hearing loss. "The whole Huey Lewis thing has been a warning for all of this for sure," he explained. "There's a lot in play there. It's one of those things you don't even want to admit." "It's like if you start losing your hair, you're like, 'I'm not losing my hair.' But hearing is the same way, but it's something I do have to get on it," he said, adding that his wife of 7 years, Carin Kingsland, has kept on him about being proactive to prevent further damage. "You can't repair your hearing," he acknowledged. "Once it goes, it goes. You can hope to stop the damage." Sugar Ray launched into stardom in 1997 after the release of their hit "Fly." The group put out six studio albums together and have continued to tour around the nation. McGrath, meanwhile, released a solo album of his own in 2015. Aside from music, he's also hosted several television shows including Extra, Don't Forget the Lyrics, and Killer Karaoke. In 2018, McGrath appeared as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother and made it to the finale but was eliminated in the final eviction ahead of the final two. McGrath is also dad to 8-year-old twins Lydon Edward and Hartley Grace, whom he shares with Kingsland. (People)

Jason Momoa is supporting his onetime onscreen love, Game of Thrones costar Emilia Clarke. The actor, 39, opened up about Clarke's health journey in a red carpet interview with Entertainment Tonight ahead of the Game of Thrones season eight premiere on Wednesday night. Last month, Clarke, 32 wrote an emotional essay for The New Yorker in which she opened up about undergoing two life-saving brain surgeries over the last eight years to correct aneurysm growths. Clarke has since created a charity, SameYou, to raise money for people recovering from brain injuries and strokes. "I've kind of been a part of that whole situation for a very long time, so we've had so many scares and trying to find the right way to come out and help," Momoa, who played Clarke's character's husband on the show, said. "I just think it's beautiful that ... she's so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness." "I'm very sad, because we almost lost her numerous times," he added. "So, I love her to bits and she's here and she's going to do great things with it and teach the world." Game of Thrones returns April 14 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. (People)

Taylor Swift Just Gave Us Another Reason to Avoid a "Getaway Car." How many times does Taylor Swift have to tell you: Avoid any and all getaway cars. Earlier this week, news broke that a driver led police on a pursuit in parts of Rhode Island. When the driver eventually lost control of the stolen vehicle, he plowed into the main entrance gate of a fabulous home owned by Taylor herself. While nobody was home at the time of the crash, some fans were curious to know what Taylor thought of the incident. Guess what? We have some answers! A fan account posted a headline that read: "The driver of a stolen car crashed into the gates of #TaylorSwift's Rhode Island home after leading police on a wild car chase." Taylor would later respond, "Nothing good starts in a getaway car." Can you say brilliant?! For those who may not identify themselves as Swifties, we're happy to explain the reference. On her album reputation, Taylor has a song titled "Getaway Car" that was played during her massively successful U.S. tour. The song starts off with the lyrics, "No, nothing good starts in a getaway car." And quite frankly, we couldn't agree more. Putting puns aside, Taylor has been keeping a low profile after attending the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles last month. But earlier this week, the music superstar received the iHeartRadio Titanium Award, which recognizes the entertainers who have reached 1 billion Total Audience Spins of their hit songs in 2018. Taylor reached the billion threshold thanks to her hit song "Delicate." After this news, however, "Getaway Car" may deserve some extra spins. Well played, Taylor. (Eonline)

Lori Loughlin fans chant 'Free Aunt Becky!' outside courthouse. Two college students said they left campus on Wednesday to support Lori Loughlin outside the Boston federal courthouse -- but not because they think she's been wrongly accused in the college admissions scam. Lianna Ferrara, 20, and Alyssa Stevens, 21, said happy childhood memories of watching Loughlin on the ABC family sitcom "Full House" led them to make paper masks of her face and chant "Free Aunt Becky!" while waiting for the actress to arrive. "We don't condone what she did," Ferrara said. Ferrara and Stevens both said they spent hours studying for the SAT and ACT exams to win admission to Boston's Bentley University, where they're juniors studying finance and marketing, respectively. Stevens said the $500,000 scheme, in which Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly got their daughters fraudulently recruited as crew team prospects to USC, "took people's places who worked for it, who deserved it." Ferrara noted that younger daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli "didn't even want to go to college." "I'm graduating with a quarter-million dollars in debt," fumed Stevens. "Yes, it's not OK what she did, but it's how the world works. The wealthy get ahead." The pals also said they'd been "getting hate all day" for publicly supporting Loughlin. They were among about 20 young women who gathered outside the courthouse and watched Loughlin's hearing on a video monitor in an "overflow" room for people who couldn't fit into the courtroom. Afterward, they greeted her with screams of "We love you, Lori!" as she left with her husband. One woman also held a sign saying, "Aunt Becky can you pay our tuition?" (PageSix)

Ryan Seacrest's gonna have to make time in his jam-packed schedule to get grilled like a cheeseburger for Blac Chyna's lawsuit against the Kardashians. A judge ruled Seacrest -- the exec producer of 'KUWTK' -- can be deposed in the case because there's a good chance he has inside info on why "Rob & Chyna" was canceled. As the judge put it, Ryan likely has "superior and unique" knowledge. We broke the story ... BC is suing the Kardashians, claiming they threatened to pull 'KUWTK' from E! if the network didn't put the kibosh on Chyna's spin-off reality show. Ryan tried to avoid any deeper involvement in the case by fighting Chyna's legal team's efforts to depose him -- but no dice. According to the docs, Ryan's deposition will be limited to 3 hours over a single day and will be recorded on video. Ryan's a busy guy -- 2 TV shows and his national radio program -- so the court says it's going to work with his schedule to find a time for him to talk. (TMZ)

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