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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle offer to pay for security if they're in the money. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will help pay for their own security -- provided their post-Megxit money-making schemes are a success, according to a report. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have offered to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of security for their private business engagements that are not connected to royal events, sources told the Telegraph. They will start paying as soon as their new, non-royal business plans take off -- and how much they end up paying will largely depend on the cash they can bring in, the report says. They are widely expected to hit the jackpot, however, with Netflix already confirming interest in working with the pair, who are seeking TV deals to make documentaries on their favorite causes, the UK paper said. The report comes as security remains the biggest issue in the Sussexes' split from the royal family. British police fear costs will spiral out of control -- while 80,000 Canadians have signed a petition demanding that taxpayers there not have to pay for their security while the pair is staying in the Great White North. At least six UK royal protection officers are overseeing the couple, reports say -- but the security will mostly be up to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Telegraph says. Around-the-clock protection there could cost around $2 million, security sources told the paper, with how it's split between Canada and the UK yet to be decided, the paper says. No matter what, Harry -- who is high-risk after serving two tours of Afghanistan in the British Army -- is "entitled to proper protection whatever he is doing," a former senior police officer told the paper. (PageSix)

Neil Young's officially ready to keep on rockin' in the free world, and soon ... he'll be free to express his hatred for Donald Trump in a voting booth. The legendary rock 'n' roll artist was granted U.S. citizenship Wednesday at the Convention Center in downtown L.A. ... and he's clearly proud to be an American. Accompanied by his wife, Daryl Hannah, Neil excitedly waved his mini Old Glory as he left the Oath Ceremony while clutching his naturalization documents. If ya don't know ... Neil's from Canada, but he's been a Southern (California) Man off and on since the '60s, and he recently decided to pursue dual citizenship so he could vote in the 2020 election. His plan got delayed, though, because he answered honestly about past marijuana use on his application ... which triggered an alert implemented by former Attorney General Jeff Sessions stating "an applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law." Fortunately for Neil, he's now passed the morality test. He's made it known he's no fan of the current President, saying ... "I hope that people vote him out and I hope there's somebody reasonable to put back in there when they get rid of him." Neil has specifically criticized Trump for his response to the 2018 California wildfires -- in which his home was destroyed -- and forbade him from using his hit song "Rockin' in the Free World" at his campaign events. So, at the very least ... it seems whoever goes against Trump just gained one additional vote. (TMZ)

Kylie Jenner's put up a billboard smack in the middle of WeHo that kills 2 birds with one stone -- celebrating Stormi's birthday and hawks the kiddo's new makeup collection. The massive bday card -- in a prime location on Santa Monica Blvd -- shows Kylie gently cradling Stormi, who turns 2 on February 1. Obviously NOT coincidentally, Kylie's also adding to her cosmetics empire on that day ...with makeup products inspired by Stormi. Kylie's dubbed the collection, naturally, the Stormi Collection -- and says it's something she's been waiting for since the moment she found out she was pregnant. She says it's dedicated to Stormi and inspired by her, but the kiddo also lent a helping hand. There are butterfly-themed packages of lip kits, blushes and mini eye shadow palettes with pastel and glitter shades. At this rate, Stormi might end up snatching Mom's crown for youngest billionaire in history. Can't say Kylie doesn't go BIG for her loved ones. Last April she also used a billboard to celebrate Travis Scott's birthday. (TMZ)

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott got back to their co-parenting ways thanks to the magic of Walt Disney World ... showing they're still cool, despite ending 2019 on a bad foot. The exes were spotted together Wednesday with their daughter, Stormi, at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando ... taking a ride on Peter Pan's Flight. It's the first time we've seen all 3 together, in one public photo, in several months. They went to a pumpkin patch together in October but didn't snap any full family pics -- and before that ... ya gotta go all the way back to Travis' Netflix premiere in August. Our sources say Trav joined Kylie and Stormi, along with the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, as sort of an early bday treat for their daughter. She turns 2 next weekend. We're told he kept a low profile in a jacket and sweatshirt while walking through the crowds -- there's a cold snap in FL right now -- but put his hoodie down for the ride. As we reported ... things seemed to get a little nasty between Travis and Kylie right before the new year when she posted a self-described "thirst trap" shot ... prompting a short, but passive-aggressive "LOL" response from him. Our sources say they kept their distance for a bit after that, but are in a much better place now. Hence the Mouse House family reunion. We're told they're still committed to doing things as a trio for Stormi, including for her birthday festivities. They're no closer to getting back together or anything like that though ... and it seems that's not even on the table right now. (TMZ)

Justin Bieber has a promising career as a food truck vendor if he ever gets sick of writing music and touring the world. Bieber and James Corden were slinging grilled cheese sandwiches and fish tacos from the Yummy Food Truck Wednesday in Los Angeles. The cost for each product was only $1.00 and proceeds benefit the L.A. food bank. As for the official menu hanging outside the truck, it was a spin on a couple of Justin's singles ... "Where Are You Now That I Cheese You?" for the grilled cheese and "Despatacos" for the fish tacos. Cameras for Corden's late show were on hand to get the whole thing as more than 100 people showed up to get some grub, so it's clear neither of them has fully quit their day jobs. It appears Justin and Corden also shot a segment for James' "Carpool Karaoke" ... they were seen tooling around in an SUV with a ton of cameras mounted around it. (TMZ)

Tony Rock has another nickname for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to trade their Royal Family roles for life in Canada -- think "Coming to America" sequel ... but lighter. The comedian was in Bev Hills Wednesday night when we asked him about "Megxit" ... he tells us it's like a real-life version of the 1988 Eddie Murphy flick where he gives up his life as a prince to find true love. Tony describes it a little differently for Harry and Meghan, but still ... it's an apt comparison. Chris' younger brother also tells us he doesn't think Meghan's going to get her wish for more privacy for their son, Archie ... because the kid's just way too famous. Once again, he hilariously evokes a scene from "Coming to America" to make his point. As for the actual sequel to the classic comedy -- scheduled to open wide in theaters in December 2020 -- Rock reveals he's not involved in the project at all ... and it seems like he feels a bit snubbed. Probably won't stop him from seeing it, though ... along with the rest of America, and Meghan and Harry. (TMZ)

Kelly Ripa is making sure her daughter is having the full college experience -- dorm room food and all. On Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, the host revealed that she recently learned about the popular food delivery service Postmates because she caught her 18-year-old daughter Lola using it instead of eating with her college meal plan. "I didn't know our daughter had Postmates," Ripa, 49, explained. "She's at college and we signed her up for a meal plan, cause we're not monsters. We signed her up for a meal program." "But you know, she doesn't like the meals at school so she was ordering Postmates," the mother of three added. "Here's what would happen. She would order the $7 salad but it would cost $25 dollars to have it delivered three blocks in New York City." Postmates employs couriers to deliver groceries and meals locally but can become quite pricey with and added tax and delivery free. Once Ripa and her husband, Mark Consuelos, saw the charges, they made sure to teach their daughter a lesson. "Oh we shut down that debit card account she had," the host revealed. Ripa and Consuelos dropped off their second child to begin her first year of studies at New York University in August -- the same school where heir oldest, Michael Joseph, 22, attended. At the time, both parents shared heartwarming posts about the send-off on Instagram, with Ripa writing, "The nest is getting roomy... ??." Consuelos added in his own post, "2 down... 1 to go... ????????," as he and Ripa also share 16-year-old son Joaquin Antonio. Just last week, Ripa also revealed on her show that she and her family recently sat down to watch some old home videos together, which made the mom quite sentimental. "Mark was home and we were watching these movies together and he reached over and he grabbed my hand and he said, 'We've really built a life together.' And I got so emotional," she shared on her show last week. "When you cry in front of your kids, it terrifies them. They're just not sure why. They were like, 'Why are you crying? Are you okay?' I was like, 'No, these are tears of joy. These aren't tears of anger or rage,'" she added. (People)

Aaron Rodgers' comments about his Christian upbringing and questioning his faith have raised a lot of eyebrows -- especially those of his estranged family. During an intimate conversation with girlfriend Danica Patrick on her Pretty Intense podcast, Green Bay Packers quarterback said that he had trouble connecting with his religious community as a child. "Most people that I knew, church was just... you just had to go," the Super Bowl XLV champion recalled. But Rodgers' family was not impressed with his candid comments, a source tells PEOPLE. "They were dismayed," says the insider. "The family is very dedicated to their Christian faith." "To them, his comments are basically a slap in the face to the fundamentals of who they are. It's basically him turning his back on everything they have taught him." Rogers, 36, has been estranged from his family including Bachelorette star Jordan Rodgers for several years. He has not spoken publicly about the reasons behind the estrangement, but the insider tells people that religion is a part of it. "The feeling is that Aaron has really turned his back on them," says the insider. "There's clearly a lot more to it, but that's how he is perceived by his family." "His comments are very hurtful to the family," says the insider, who says that the family "still loves Aaron very much," but disagrees with him about fundamental things. "They have these times where things start to thaw out, but then something like this happens, and then it's back to square one. It's sad." In a 2017 interview with the New York Times, the family patriarch, Ed Rodgers, said that "fame can change things," and that Aaron allegedly stopped talking to his family members at the end of 2014, shortly after he began dating actress Olivia Munn. During the Pretty Intense podcast, Rodgers told Patrick that he has gone down a path to a "different type of spirituality" that is more meaningful to him than what he experienced as a child. "I don't know how you can believe in a God who wants to condemn most of the planet to a fiery hell," he said. "What type of loving, sensitive, omnipresent, omnipotent being wants to condemn his beautiful creation to a fiery hell at the end of all this?" Rodgers did not specifically refer to himself as an atheist, but he said that religion can divide people. "Religion can be a crutch, it can be something that people have to have to make themselves feel better," Rodgers continued. "Because it's set up binary, it's us and them, saved and unsaved, heaven and hell, it's enlightened and heathen, it's holy and righteous ... that makes a lot of people feel better about themselves." (People)

It's all over for Eli Manning ... the NY Giants QB just announced his retirement after 16 seasons in the NFL. Giants co-owner John Mara says, "For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field." "Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise's history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability." "It meant something to Eli to be the Giants' quarterback, and it meant even more to us. We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organization and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honor in the near future." There was some talk Eli could be looking to sign with another team and try to play a few more years ... but that seems unlikely now, with Manning set to hold a farewell presser. The next big question for Eli ... will he end up in Canton? Besides the 2 Super Bowl victories and MVP awards -- both against Tom Brady's Patriots -- Eli was also a 4-time Pro Bowler and started at QB for 210 games, 13 seasons! He's ranked 7th all-time in career passing TDs with 366. On the flip side, Manning is 12th all-time for career interceptions with 244. Arguably, his most impressive moment was leading the Giants over the then-undefeated Patriots in the Super Bowl XLII ... in a game that included the famous helmet catch to receiver David Tyree. (TMZ)

Shareef O'Neal is done at UCLA ... Shaq's son just announced he's transferring from the school after less than two years -- and it's unclear where his next stop will be. "A part of my heart will always be at UCLA figuratively and literally," Shareef said in an emotional goodbye letter to the university. "I'm looking forward to the next chapter, wherever that may be." Shareef came to UCLA in 2018 with sky-high expectations ... the 6-foot-9 forward was nationally ranked and had superstar potential. But his freshman season ended before it began after UCLA doctors discovered an irregularity with his heart ... and he was forced to undergo scary surgery to fix the issue. He later credited the school's docs for saving his life. The 20-year-old came out of operation just fine ... but the recovery time forced him to miss his entire first year in Westwood. But, after UCLA fired his head coach Steve Alford for Mick Cronin ... his sophomore season didn't go as planned either. Shareef wasn't a starter this season ... and never scored more than 8 points in his brief playing time. It's unclear if O'Neal intends to transfer to another school or take his chances in the NBA draft. He's told TMZ Sports previously, playing in the Association was always his ultimate goal. (TMZ)

'Bachelorette' contestant Tyler Gwozdz -- who competed for Hannah Brown -- was hospitalized for at least a week following a suspected overdose ... TMZ has learned. According to Boca Raton PD, officers and paramedics rushed to a home on Monday, January 13 ... responding to a 911 call for a possible drug overdose. They ended up transporting Tyler to a hospital where he was admitted to the ICU. We know Tyler remained in the hospital for a week and was listed in critical but stable condition. Come Tuesday, he was no longer a current patient in their system. It's unclear what exactly led to the suspected OD, but according to the 911 call -- which we heard -- a woman told dispatchers it might've been heroin. The caller was frantically trying to get into a bathroom where Tyler had locked himself. Eventually, she did break through and turned him on his back before an ambulance arrived. Tyler was briefly featured during season 15, but was mysteriously sent home after 3 weeks on the show and a one-on-one date with Hannah. His removal was never explained -- all Hannah had to say was Tyler "had to leave." Tyler's 'Bachelorette' profile says he was a sales manager when he was cast and he aspired to be a psychologist. The 29-year-old described himself as an entrepreneur who'd launched a dream therapy analysis biz. We've made multiple attempts to contact Tyler and his family, but haven't heard back. (TMZ)

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