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MacKenzie Bezos is taking her half of her nearly $37 billion divorce settlement with Jeff Bezos, and giving it all away ... to charity. MacKenzie announced on Tuesday morning she was signing The Giving Pledge ... vowing to donate at least $17 billion. She became the 3rd richest woman in the world when she and the Amazon founder made their divorce official less than 2 months ago -- so she wasted almost no time deciding what to do with her fortune. Her decision to join the likes of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett in signing The Giving Pledge -- aside from being incredibly generous -- also puts her ex-husband in a conspicuous position. Jeff had been widely criticized, as recently as last year, for not signing the Pledge. He's the only billionaire among the top 5 richest Americans to NOT sign it. MacKenzie signing so quickly after the divorce makes it seem like, she wanted to all along. BTW, Buffet has already pledged more than $45 billion, and Melinda and Bill are forking over $46 bil. As you know, MacKenzie and Jeff announced their split back in January, when Jeff went public about his relationship with TV host Lauren Sanchez. The divorce was hammered out in record time -- considering they were divvying up the world's largest fortune -- and in April they reached the settlement. In her letter, MacKenzie wrote, "My approach to philanthropy will continue to be thoughtful. It will take time and effort and care. But I won't wait. And I will keep at it until the safe is empty." The "I won't wait" ... sure seems like a message to someone whose name might rhyme with Schmeff Schmezos. (TMZ)

Sarah Palin's Daughter Willow Is Pregnant With Twins. The Palin family is getting not one, but two new members. Sarah Palin's daughter Willow Palin is pregnant with twins, the 24-year-old mom-to-be announced on Instagram Monday night. "@rickyb901 and I are so excited to welcome TWO little babies into this world!" Willow wrote online. "Baby Bailey's [sic] arriving December 2019 #TWINS." Willow paired the caption with a photo of an ultrasound and two pint-sized shirts. Younger sister Piper Palin also celebrated the news online, writing on her Instagram Story, "So excited for my sister and brother-in-law! TWO babies!!" The pregnancy marks the latest milestone in Willow's life as she got engaged to now-husband Ricky Bailey back in December 2017. "Good things happen!!!" her proud mom and former Governor of Alaska wrote on social media at the time. "My happiest baby girl Willow and Ricky, last night at Rockefeller Center!!! So, so happy." Nearly a year later, the couple tied the knot in September 2018. "The most perfect day," the bride said on Instagram. Now, they have little ones on the way. Congratulations to the future mom and dad! (Eonline)

Here's How Many Kids Behati Prinsloo Says Adam Levine Wants. Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine are the proud parents to Dusty Rose Levine and Gio Grace Levine, and it looks like the celebrity couple already has plans to grow their family of four. The supermodel discussed the possibility of having more kids on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. While Prinsloo says her Maroon 5 hubby would like to have a total of five kids, she's not so sure this will be the final number. "I thought I wanted five, but now I think three or four will be good," she says. Ellen DeGeneres then teases the mother of two about "backing up" her count. "Just by one," Prinsloo says. "Adam can't have everything. I'm carrying them." If the two stars decide to have more children, they can always turn to DeGeneres for baby names. After all, the celebrities credit the TV host with coming up with their firstborn's moniker. According to Levine, who told the story back in 2016, the two originally had a different name in mind for their first daughter; however, they scratched it off the list after the Grammy winner had texted the moniker to DeGeneres and she told him she hated it. The comedienne then sent Levine a few suggestions and one of them happened to be "Dusty." However, Prinsloo wasn't sold on it right away. "I was like, 'Dusty? My parents are going to think it's like a piece of dust,'" she recalls. But as time went on, the name grew on Prinsloo. "As the months went by and the belly grew and the name came in and out, she was born and she was a Dusty -- thanks to Ellen," she said. In addition to discussing her children, Prinsloo opens up about Save the Rhino Trust Namibia and the work she's doing with the organization, which aims to help protect black rhinos. (Eonline)

Defending herself! Hilaria Baldwin had something to say to mom-shamers after her 12-month-old son, Romeo, swam without a hat on. "Romeo's first pool experience was... " the fitness guru, 35, captioned an Instagram video of husband Alec Baldwin holding their little one on Monday, May 27. "Stop about the hat. If you would like, I will invite you to my home and you can try to both put a hat on him and have him keep it on. You will be my honored guest." The Living Clearly Method author added: "And OF COURSE he has sunscreen on. What is wrong with people that they expect the worst?" In the sweet footage, the Saturday Night Live star, 61, kissed his son in a pool while Romeo cried and reached for his mom. "You're not sure?" Hilaria asked from behind the camera. The yoga instructor posted a second video, captioned, "Update: we are starting to like the pool... gotta dip the toes first, right! (Maybe it helps that I'm holding him too)." Romeo splashed his feet in the water while Hilaria held his arms. She and the Golden Globe winner welcomed Romeo in May 2018. They also share Leonardo, 2, Rafael, 3, and Carmen, 5. In April, Hilaria revealed on Instagram that she was "most likely" experiencing a miscarriage. She confirmed the loss of her fifth pregnancy a week later. "There was no heartbeat today at my scan... so it's over... but I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here," she captioned a family pic at the time. "I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate. Thank you all for listening, for your support, and for sharing your own personal stories. We are stronger together... I hope this conversation continues to grow and that we stick together through both the beautiful and challenging moments in life. Much love and appreciation to all of you." (US Weekly)

Hilary Duff spent this Memorial Day weekend cozied up in onesies with loved ones, as the Younger actress and her fiance Matthew Koma showed off their family in an adorable Instagram post on Monday. Duff and Koma welcomed daughter Banks Violet Bair on Oct. 25, and baby Banks wore matching unicorn onesies with mom as Duff's fiance and son Luca wore dinosaur onesies. Using emojis, Duff wrote "2 dinosaurs + 2 unicorns = tornado." Parts of Duff and Koma's Memorial Day weekend was also captured on the musician's Instagram story, with Banks dressed up in a pink bonnet and purple suit. The happy parents got engaged on May 9, six months after Banks' birth. The 31-year-old was first linked to Koma back in early 2017, but the two broke things off a few months later in March of that year. By September 2017, however, Duff began hinting on social media that the two had gotten back together. Luca's father is Duff's ex-husband, retired professional ice hockey player Mike Comrie. The two-split back in 2016. Duff gave birth to daughter Banks at home in a water birth, revealing on Dr. Elliot Berlin's Informed Pregnancy that she was in labor "for a really long time" before it was time to start pushing. "This little bit has fully stolen our hearts!" Duff gushed on Instagram after Banks was born in October. "She joined our world at home on Thursday afternoon and is absolute magic." (People)

ABC big wigs toast legal analyst Dan Abrams' new book. ABC brass came out to fete Dan Abrams on the release of his book, "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense" at Atlantic Grill. George Stephanopoulos and "GMA" senior executive producer Michael Corn were spotted, and Abrams described ABC as "family." The legal analyst told the crowd of his co-author, David Fisher: "He's made me a better writer, a better historian. I owe that to his expertise." Also seen: Hilary Estey McLoughlin, Dave Zinczenko, David Sloan and Chris Licht. (PageSix)

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