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Kate Middleton Recalls Feeling "Isolated" After Welcoming Prince George. Kate Middleton visited the Ely and Caerau Children's Centre in Cadriff, Wales on Wednesday and recalled feeling "isolated" as a new mom. The Duchess of Cambridge reportedly looked back at her days in Anglesey, where she and Prince William lived with Prince George while the Duke of Cambridge was serving in the Royal Air Force. "It's nice to be back in Wales," Kate said at one point, per People. "I was chatting to some of the mums. It was the first year and I'd just had George -- William was still working with search and rescue -- and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey. It was so isolated, so cut off. I didn't have any family around, and he was doing night shifts. So... if only I had had a center like this." Kate also took part in a baby sensory class to learn more about the support the parents at the center receive. In addition, she spoke about the "Five Big Questions" survey, which gives people across the U.K. the chance to share their views on raising the next generation. According to Kensington Palace, the questionnaire aims to generate a bigger conversation on early childhood. "Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years, so that is why I want to listen to them. As a parent I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children," Kate has said in regards to the survey, later adding: "I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most. My ambition is to provide a lasting change for generations to come." Kate also visited HM Prison Send in Surrey, where she met people receiving help in their rehabilitation from The Forward Trust. She also became reacquainted with women she had met during a 2015 visit. "It really shocked me when I came here last time how early the challenges were that you face," Kate told a group of women who have since been released from custody. "How early you could take it back." At one point during the visit, Kate spoke about the impact early experiences can have on people. "I'm hugely passionate about trying to really help get into this crisis, trying to help provide that prevention mechanism and that support system in our communities. Particularly that support in the early years of life," she said. Kate wore a Zara animal print skirt and black turtleneck sweater for the visits. She accessorized her look with Ralph Lauren Collection black suede high heel boots and a Massimo Dutti Limited edition cashmere wool camel coat. (Eonline)

Meghan Markle grew increasingly fed up with the media and the Palace as she fought for privacy for her son, Archie ... and this is one of several reasons she and Prince Harry decided to bail on the royals. Sources close to the Duchess of Sussex tell TMZ ... she obviously knew she'd be world-famous when she married Harry, but underestimated how little control she'd have over the day-to-day media coverage ... and how much scrutiny she'd get for everything. Things really began to sour, we're told, when baby Archie was born. The Duke and Duchess tried to be very private with him ... which irked the UK press. We're told the British papers expected to be able to publish photos of Archie like Prince William and Kate Middleton allowed with their children. Our sources say Meghan and Harry were advised by Royal higher-ups to be more forthcoming ... but they clearly pushed back. Likewise, British taxpayers felt their contribution to the couple's lifestyle gave them a right to know certain details about Harry and Meghan's life. The final straw for Meghan was the consistent criticism she received for months for being overly protective of Archie -- including keeping his christening private. Although the royal couple claimed they weren't reading the articles about themselves and Archie -- we're told they were well aware of the headlines. Our Meghan sources say she was incensed about the christening coverage, and it was one of the reasons she and Harry decided to pull the trigger on Megxit. One source explains it like this -- "They think if the British public aren't contributing financially then they don't have the same right to comment on their private life." As you know ... the couple announced they're stepping down from their Senior Royal duties and will be splitting time between Canada and the UK. Meghan's feud with the press is ongoing up north too -- she's already threatening legal action over pics snapped of her and Archie during a walk on Vancouver Island. Game on. (TMZ)

Vanessa Hudgens Is Spotted Out With Lakers Star Kyle Kuzma After Austin Butler Split. Vanessa Hudgens shoots... and she scores! Fresh off her recent split from longtime boyfriend Austin Butler, the actress was spotted out enjoying a dinner date with Los Angeles Lakers star Kyle Kuzma. According to photos obtained by TMZ, Vanessa and Kyle got to know each other a bit better over a bottle of wine at Italian restaurant Lilia in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening. Dressed in a black turtleneck sweater (a date night staple, btw), Vanessa looked perfectly happy in the NBA player's company. It's possible Vanessa and Kyle were simply meeting up as friends, but their recent social media activity has some fans speculating about a likely rebound. Kyle, 24, captioned a recent Instagram photo, "Yeaaaa we like thatttt," to which Vanessa, 31, replied flirtatiously, "Ya we doooo." The former Disney darling also cheered on Kyle at last week's Lakers game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, and gave the athlete a shout out. "Ugh @lakers @kingjames @kuz @dwighthoward my heroes," she captioned a video of Kyle making a basket. The Lakers are scheduled to take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, so only time will tell if Kyle's cheerleader is sitting court side once again. Vanessa and Kyle have yet to address the relationship speculation, but there's no denying she's ready to embrace the next chapter of her life. Between extravagant red carpet moments to spending quality time with her besties, the single life looks good on Vanessa. As for why she and Austin called it quits after nearly nine years together, sources said it came down to distance. "They're just shooting on two different continents and it's a matter of distance," one source explained. "There is no bad blood at all, and they have a lot of respect for each other." A second insider added, "They have such a history and deep connection they could find their way back to one another." But for now, Vanessa is wining and dining her way through life alongside Kyle. (Eonline)

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender Light Up Fashion Week With Rare Outing. It's not every day that we see these two-hand in hand. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender were spotted during a rare public outing for Paris Fashion Week. The two looked happy and in love after being pictured leaving the Louis Vuitton dinner for Fashion Week. The two arrived separately at the venue but left together, with the Tomb Raider actress interlocking her arm with her husband's. The 31-year-old actress was donning Louis Vuitton from head to toe, looking very chic in a white miniskirt, black ruffled blouse and an elegant oversized coat. Of course, she paired the outfit perfectly with a pair of white matching LV heels and accessorized the ensemble with a small and shimmery black handbag. Her husband and Assassin's Creed actor look just as dapper in a black suit, an unbuttoned white shirt and matching black shoes. The two have been romantically linked since November 2014 and tied the knot in October 2017. Since then, it's been few and far between the times that we've been the two lovebirds out in public together. In March of 2018, the actress opened up in an interview with Marie Claire about her own bachelorette party and how she didn't even see it coming. Before getting married in Ibiza after dating for three years, her friends went all out to get her to attend her bachelorette party after Vikander had attended Paris Fashion Week. "I was there for the Louis Vuitton show and suddenly got a text that says, 'Go out. We need you right now.' They kidnapped me for 24 hours!" Vikander told the publication. While she didn't spill too much about her relationship with Fassbender, she did share with the publication that she was a "big romantic, and I always have been." (Eonline)

Kylie Jenner wants to be a mother of four! While doing her big sister Kim Kardashian West's makeup in a new video shared on the Kylie Cosmetics founder's YouTube page, Jenner, 22, revealed her desire to have a full house in response to a fan's question. "How Kim manages being a mom of four and her work life? And Kylie, do you see yourself with four kids?" the fan asked. "I see myself for sure having four kids," Jenner answered, adding however, that she isn't sure when that will happen. "I don't have a timeline to this," Jenner said while applying foundation on Kim, who shares four children: North, 6, Saint, 4, Chicago, 2, and Psalm, 8 months, with husband Kanye West. "I don't know if I'm going to have four kids tomorrow or if I'm going to have four kids in seven years," Jenner added. Jenner is already mom to her 1-year-old daughter Stormi, whom she shares with ex-boyfriend Travis Scott. Jenner previously opened up about expanding her family in October, sharing that despite her split with Scott, she can't wait to have more kids. "I can't wait to have more babies," Jenner wrote back to a fan who asked if she planned on having more, echoing what a source told PEOPLE in June: "Kylie loves being a mom and can't wait to give Stormi a sibling." But despite her love of kids, Jenner will be waiting awhile for baby No. 2. "But not ready just yet," she added during her Instagram Q&A in October. She said on Twitter that month that her and Scott's "main focus right now is Stormi," adding that "our friendship and our daughter is priority." If Stormi eventually does get a little sister, her name could be Rose -- when a fan asked what other names she considered for Stormi, Jenner said, "Rose. I still love that name.." In the meantime, Jenner is enjoying life as a mom of one. On Friday, Jenner announced that her newest Kylie Cosmetics collection will be "dedicated" to her "beautiful" daughter. The collection will drop on Feb. 1, which is also Stormi's 2nd birthday. "I think I've been waiting for this moment since the day I found out I was pregnant ????.." Jenner captioned an Instagram post announcing the new makeup collection. "An entire collection by @kyliecosmetics dedicated to my beautiful daughter I can't wait for the reveal!!!!" the proud mom continued. "You will fall in love. The Stormi Collection launches 2.1.20." Jenner announced the collection with a sweet teaser video of her and Stormi wearing matching flowing white dresses and snuggling amid a backdrop of pink and white roses. Stormi's dad Scott, 27, commented on the post, writing two red heart emojis (People)

Oprah says she's 100% in support of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's exit from Royal life because she knows it was NOT an impulsive decision -- no matter what the British media says. Oprah spoke out Tuesday night in NYC, telling Adam Glyn she has no issue with the Duke and Duchess stepping back and forging their own path, and more than that ... said everyone should respect it. She says Harry -- and even Queen Elizabeth herself -- made it clear he and his wife had been thinking about this for a long time. O, who ya gotta remember is in business with Harry, says his move wasn't made lightly either. PH noted that last weekend during his speech. You gotta see how Oprah frames her staunch defense of Megxit -- she says when someone chooses what they believe is best for them, who are we (the public) to criticize that? Her pal, Gayle King, was there too, and says nobody in the Royal family was "blindsided" ... especially not QE2. As we've reported, Prince Harry and Oprah are coproducing a mental health series for Apple TV -- so, we expected her to back him -- but her explanation for why might influence other opinions. It's kinda what Oprah does. (TMZ)

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard just slapped a lawsuit on Hillary Clinton, claiming the former Secretary of State attacked her character simply because Tulsi refused to back her in 2016. The current presidential Democratic candidate and Congresswoman claims in new court docs that Clinton was out to ruin her campaign this year ... and took deliberate steps to torpedo her chances. Specifically, Tulsi mentions the "Russian asset" comment HC made. You'll recall ... Hillary said on a podcast, "She's the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far." Tulsi claims Hillary later repeated the allegation in an interview with CNN. The "Russian asset" topic's also come up during debates ... and Tulsi's always firmly denied it. In her lawsuit, Tulsi cites national polls, and claims millions of Americans bought the misinformation -- which effectively harmed her reputation. As for why Hillary said what she said ... TG believes it's rooted in the 2016 election ... when Tulsi endorsed Bernie Sanders. Tulsi says she was one of the few Dems to back Bernie instead of Hillary. According to the suit, she believes Hillary's just looking for revenge. Rep. Gabbard is suing Hillary for damages in excess of $50 million and wants a court order forcing Hillary to stop dropping the "Russian asset" dig. (TMZ)

All hell broke loose at the end of the Kansas vs. Kansas State game on Tuesday ... with the players getting in a bench-clearing brawl. It all got started in the closing seconds of the Jayhawks' 81-60 win ... when K. State's DaJuan Gordon stripped the ball from Kansas' Silvio De Sousa to try for a last-second bucket. De Sousa ended up catching up with Gordon, stuffed his layup attempt ... and then proceeded to stand on top of his opponent. The 2 players started going at it -- and then both teams rushed over to defend their teammates. That's when MAYHEM ensued ... with players, coaches and other staff members getting involved. Punches were thrown, kicks and even one player thought about using a stool before an assistant coach yanked it from him. Cops on the scene eventually broke up the fight after several minutes ... and both teams went to the locker room to cool off. The craziest part??? The teams ended up having to come BACK out on the court to finish the last 0.1 seconds left in the game so K. State could shoot technical free throws. Of course, there WILL be punishment handed down ... so it's just a matter of time before the teams find out the consequences of the melee. (TMZ)

Two Kinds of Popular Excedrin Products Temporarily Discontinued in 'Precautionary Measure'. Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline announced the recall of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine. Multiple Excedrin products that many consumers use to treat migraines have been temporarily discontinued, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline recently announced. In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, the pharmaceutical company explained that the production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine -- two of the brand's most popular products -- would be halted. "Through routine quality control and assurance measures, we discovered inconsistencies in how we transfer and weigh ingredients for Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets and Geltabs and Excedrin Migraine Caplets and Geltabs," GlaxoSmithKline said in the statement. The company continued on to say that while they do not believe their medication is posing a safety risk, they are voluntarily suspending these products as a precaution, adding, "We are working hard to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, but at this point in time cannot confirm a definite date as to when supply will resume." Although these specific medications will be removed from store shelves, other Excedrin products including Excedrin PM Headache and Excedrin Tension Headache can still be purchased. However, the company advises that "consumers should consult their pharmacist for the most suitable alternative product," according to the GlaxoSmithKline statement. While other options to treat migraines do exist, many sufferers consider Excedrin to be their go-to -- making the medication shortage extremely challenging for those longtime consumers. "If I was to buy a different brand, it doesn't even touch it. I haven't seen it empty like this [in stores]. It's kind of scary." Ashleigh Eldred, who suffers from migraines, told ABC-affiliate WSYR. "I've been suffering for about 10 years. I've gone to the doctor's. I've tried prescription medicines. I had Botox. I've tried medical marijuana and I still end up going back to Excedrin," she continued, adding, "If I have a migraine attack, I'm not sure if I was to not have any on me, what I would do." (People)

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