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Princess Beatrice Will Reportedly Have Her Wedding Reception at Buckingham Palace. It's the first royal wedding there since Prince William and Kate Middleton's. The royal family has had a lot going on lately: In addition to all of the drama with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepping down as senior royals, there's also a big wedding in the works. Princess Beatrice and her fiance Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi are scheduled to wed later this year. And now, according to royal sources, Queen Elizabeth has decided to let Princess Beatrice have her reception at Buckingham Palace -- something that hasn't happened since Prince William and Kate Middleton got married there in 2011. (Royal fans will remember that Harry and Meghan wed at Windsor Castle and had a reception at Frogmore House. And Princess Beatrice's sister, Princess Eugenie, also wed at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in 2018.) The news comes as Princess Beatrice's father, Prince Andrew, was suspended from his royal duties because of his connections to Jeffrey Epstein, the financier and convicted sex felon who died in 2019. According to the Daily Mail, Prince Andrew opted not to go to his daughter's engagement party at the London restaurant Chiltern Firehouse because of the scandal. It's unclear if Queen Elizabeth offered Buckingham Palace as a reception venue to Princess Beatrice before or after the engagement party, but her friends say she's excited. "Bea was delighted and very grateful to accept. It was a really special gesture as it will be the first wedding celebration at Buckingham Palace since William and Catherine's in 2011," an insider told the Daily Mail. There aren't many other details about what else is in store for Princess Beatrice's wedding, but with a venue like Buckingham Palace it's bound to be gorgeous. It will likely also be full of personal touches, which Princess Beatrice has already embraced; Just after she got engaged, she responded to everyone who sent her congratulatory messages with sweet, handwritten cards. They read, "Thank you so much for thinking of us after the engagement." We'll have to see what other details she's planned when she ties the knot later this year. (Glamour)

Jenna Dewan Looks As Radiant As Ever Posing for Nude Maternity Shoot. Jenna Dewan is glowing. The 39-year-old actress and dancer is awaiting the arrival of her little bundle of joy and what better way to bask in all the happiness than to celebrate her second pregnancy with a nude maternity shoot? Dewan took to Instagram this week to share breathtaking pictures of herself, captured by photographer Elizabeth Messina, writing, "When the divine and magical @elizabethmessina comes over and captures one of the most magical times in your life." In the first photo that Dewan shared, she's standing in the middle of an empty room wearing only a beautiful lace cover-up, looking as graceful and as radiant as ever. In a series of other pictures from her maternity shoot, Dewan looks completely at ease and comfortable in her own skin during this transformative chapter of her life. Her boyfriend and the father of her child Steve Kazee also appears in a couple of her maternity shoot pictures, touching her growing baby bump and in one of the pics, the two are kissing, looking so in love. "My love, my gift, I am the luckiest girl alive," Dewan writes, alongside a picture of the two. In another picture, Dewan is wearing lacey lingerie and she writes, "Only @elizabethmessina makes lingerie while 8 months pregnant look elegant." She also shared another picture where the Step Up star is laying in a tub of milky water, with flower petals surrounding her, as she looks straight into the camera. Dewan, who shared a total of 8 pictures on her Instagram feed of her maternity shoot blamed it on "the hormones," but we're not complaining -- we're here for her breathtaking pics. During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Flirting Dancing host opened up about the differences between her first and second pregnancies. "First pregnancy was really easy," Dewan told Kelly Clarkson. "Evie was a dream pregnancy. And this time around, also really great, but everything's happening faster." The star, whose due date is in March, continued, "I'm swelling faster. I have heartburn faster. I was way more nauseous this time around. It's a little different." Dewan shares a 6-year-old daughter Everly with her ex-husband Channing Tatum. (Eonline)

NBA Makes $100,000 Donation to Kobe Bryant's Family's MambaOnThree Foundation. The NBA plans to carry on Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna's, legacy. On Friday afternoon, the organization announced they will be making a joint donation of $100,000 with the National Basketball Player Association to the MambaOnThree Foundation. In addition, the NBA, NBPA and Nike revealed they will be honoring Gianna and Kobe by featuring their respective jersey numbers, 2 and 24, on the All-Star uniforms. "In addition, both teams will wear jersey patches displaying nine stars, representing those who lost their lives in the crash, including John, Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah and Payton Chester, Christina Mauser and Ara Zobayan," they shared. "The players will be wear the jerseys during the NBA All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. ET." The patches will also be worn during the NBA Rising Stars event on Friday, Feb. 14 and the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night participants competing in the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, MTN DEW 3-Point Contest and AT&T Slam Dunk events on Saturday, Feb. 15. This is just one of the many ways the nine victims are being honored. From heartfelt tributes to the creation of foundations, people across the country are doing everything in their power to make the best of this tragedy. There are numerous ways for fans to get involved too. People can donate to The MambaOnThree foundation, which was created with the sole intention of providing support to the loved ones of the seven other victims of the helicopter crash. For those wishing to donate to further Kobe's work with young athletes, there's the Mamba Sports Foundation, which was founded by Kobe in 2018 as part of his desire to support under-served communities and athletes. Just this Friday, the Mamba Academy was reopened to its athletes and the public. They announced on Instagram, "Our hearts are heavy. Our head is heavy. It is our duty, though, to continue our mission -- Kobe's mission -- to help the next generation of athletes and leaders achieve their full potential. And, with your help, we're going to do just that." Meanwhile, there will be a pre-game tribute to all nine victims on Friday night, but the Staples Center kindly requests all fans stay home to watch as it will not be shown on the L.A. Live or Staples Center screens. (Eonline)

Gigi Bryant's Mamba Academy Teammates Attend L.A. Lakers' Tribute Game. It's a forever thing. Several members of Kobe Bryant's daughter's basketball team attended Friday night's Los Angeles Lakers game to pay their respects to those killed during last Sunday's helicopter crash. Gianna "Gigi" Bryant played for one of Kobe's Mamba Sports Academy teams, as did two other victims lost in the tragedy. Payton Chester, 13, Alyssa Altobelli, 13, and their coach, Christina Mauser, were among the nine individuals who died while en route to a basketball tournament held at the Mamba Sports Academy facility in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Payton's mother, Sarah Chester, and both of Alyssa's parents, Keri and John Altobelli, as well as the pilot, Ara Zobayan, all died. Friday night marked the first Lakers game since Kobe and Gianna's deaths, which shocked the sports world and humanity at large. Hours ago, the Mamba Sports Academy announced its doors were open once again. "Our hearts are heavy. Our head is heavy. It is our duty, though, to continue our mission -- Kobe's mission -- to help the next generation of athletes and leaders achieve their full potential. And, with your help, we're going to do just that," an Instagram post read. In the days after Kobe's death, wife Vanessa Bryant and the Mamba Sports Academy announced the formation of the MambaOnThree Fund to benefit the other families impacted by the crash. "The MambaOnThree Fund was created to honor Team Mamba's mantra, 'Mamba on Three.' It's with that customary chant for togetherness, sisterhood and the ability to take on every challenge that this fund was named," the organization announced at the time. Kobe co-founded the Mamba Sports Academy in 2018. (Eonline)

Terry Crews Apologizes to Gabrielle Union Over America's Got Talent Controversy. Time to make amends. After news broke that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough would not be returning as judges on America's Got Talent, reports quickly circulated of behind the scenes issues. Union claimed that there were "offensive" events taking place on set, but Terry Crews who also worked on the show did an interview with Today claiming he never saw anything of the sort. "That was never my experience on America's Got Talent. In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment," he explains. "The top 10 acts were Asian, women, older, younger, Black, white -- it was everything in the gamut." Union later addressed Crews' claims in her own Twitter thread. "Truth telling, wanting change & having MULTIPLE witnesses who bravely came forward to let EVERYONE know I didn't lie or exaggerate, really exposes those who enthusiastically will throw you under the bus, forgetting quickly who stepped up 4 THEIR truth," she released in a tweet seemingly directed at Crews. Now, Crews is clearing the air and extending an olive branch to Union in his own tweet. "I told @KevinHart4real a while ago, he needed 2 'acknowledge the pain of other people.' Right now I have to do the same thing," he started his thread. "I want to apologize for the comments I made. I realize there are a lot of Black women hurt and let down by what I said and also by what I didn't say." He continued, "I hear you, I respect you and understand you. I am sorry and I am here to support you. I spoke from my own personal point of view without first taking into consideration someone else's experience." Crews also shared that he may have been too quick to react based off anger he was feeling. "I allowed disrespectful comments directed at me and my family to cause me to react angrily instead of responding thoughtfully. This certainly caused more harm, and it is my hope that I can amend any pain I have caused to those who were hurt by my words," he shared. Crews ended by making a direct appeal to his former co-star and sharing his deepest apologies to Union. "@itsgabrielleu, I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience -- but that is what I did. I apologize. You have been through a lot in this business, and with that I empathize with the struggle toward fairness and equality in the workplace," he pleaded with the actress. "You are a role model to the entire black community and In my desire to be professionally neutral as your co-worker, I should have at the very least understood you just needed my support." The actress has yet to respond to the public apology. (Eonline)

Elon Musk really can do it all -- he'll be the first to tell you -- including write and perform his very own EDM song ... that's fittingly all about self-confidence. The Tesla CEO -- who's going by E "D" M on Twitter these days -- has apparently been working hard in the studio on his new track, which is titled "Don't Doubt ur Vibe." Musk dropped it on Soundcloud late Thursday night on his Emo G Records stream, saying ... "I wrote the lyrics & performed the vocals!!" Those lyrics consist of the title followed by "because it's true" ... which is alternated with, "because it's you," and repeated. Genius. The making of Elon's 4-minute EDM song must have been quite the journey, because when he first mentioned it on Twitter Thursday he said, "Just wrote a song called "Don't doubt yer vibe" ... with a different spelling of "ur." He also stated, "this song is hard." Finally, to make things as Musky as possible ... the Soundcloud artwork features his Cybertruck. As you may recall ... the tech honcho also released a rap song on Soundcloud back in March -- a goofy autotune track about Harambe and Bombay gin. Clearly, he's kicking things up a notch higher. (TMZ)

Jake Paul was VIOLENT on Thursday -- mauling AnEsonGib in their big boxing match in Miami ... followed by an intense face-off with KSI. 23-year-old Jake only needed 2 minutes and 18 seconds to destroy his 23-year-old opponent at Island Gardens in Miami, in a fight that was streamed on DAZN. After the fight, KSI -- who recently defeated Jake's older bro, Logan Paul -- entered the ring and the two men got right in each other's faces. The two cussed each other out and talked a LOT of trash -- with Jake telling KSI, "You had to beat my bro by a bad call." Remember, when Logan and KSI fought back in November, KSI won by decision after the judges took two points away from Logan for a controversial punch while KSI was down. "Let's make it happen," Jake told KSI ... and KSI seemed to be pretty receptive! Jake has fighting experience -- he beat up KSI's younger bro, Deji, back in 2018 in an amateur bout in England. KSI and Logan Paul had fought on the same card -- but later agreed to a sanctioned rematch in the United States that counted as a pro fight ... making KSI 1-0 as a pro. Thursday night's fight was also sanctioned as a pro bout and promoted by boxing honcho Eddie Hearn. Bottom line ... there seems to be real interest in the Pauls' boxing careers -- which means there's real money to be made. Which means you probably haven't seen the last of them in the ring. (TMZ)

Why Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Are "Moving On" From Their Bel Air Home. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are ready for a new chapter. The Full House star and her designer husband, who are currently in the middle of a legal battle, are selling their Bel Air home. Lori and Mossimo, the parents of daughters Bella Giannulli, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20, have listed the residence for sale at just over $28 million. "Yes, they are quietly trying to sell their Bel Air home and asking $28 million. It's currently not on the MLS and will only be shown to qualified buyers," a source tells E! News. "They are willing to take a lower price than what they asked a few years ago because they are serious about selling." "They moved to the home when their daughters were in high school and it was very convenient," the insider shares. "It's time to move on from this chapter and to find their next project." Despite rumors that the sale has something to do with the college admissions scandal allegedly involving the couple, a second source also tells E! News that Mossimo loves to "buy homes and refurbish them." "He has been doing this as a passion project for years," the insider adds. The college scandal emerged in March 2019, with the FBI affidavit for the case stating, "The Guannullis agreed to a pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team -- despite the fact that they did not participate in crew -- thereby facilitating their admission to USC." Olivia and Bella are no longer enrolled at the school. In April, Lori and Mossimo pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Both waived their right to appear in court for the arraignment. Later that month, their attorney pleaded not guilty on their behalf at the arraignment on April 29, 2019. Additional charges against the couple were announced in October. According to court documents filed in November and obtained by E! News, Loughlin pleaded not guilty to each of the counts against her in the third superseding indictment and waived her right to appear in court for arraignment. (Eonline)

Jay-Z is once again explaining why his partnership with the NFL is actually for the same cause Colin Kaepernick fights for ... it's just the approach that's different. Jigga sat down with the NYT this weekend ahead of Super Bowl LIV and re-defended his collaboration with the league, which many saw as a betrayal of Kap and everything he stood for. Jay also took a lot of heat at first, but he seems okay with it for the bigger picture. He tells the paper, "As long as real people are being hurt and marginalized and losing family members, then yes, I can take a couple rounds of negative press," going on to insist he is still fighting for people of color -- only now, from a position of strength and influence. Case in point ... Sunday's broadcast will apparently include a PSA-type video -- one in a series, per NYT -- that aims to tell the stories of black men and boys killed by cops. It'll probably be similar to the PSA Malcolm Jenkins and Roc Nation teamed up to produce, which was called "Everyone's Child." Unclear if this new vid is part of the same "Responsibility Program," but chances are it falls under the same umbrella. Getting back to Kaepernick though, Jay kinda sticks to his guns in this new interview as far as addressing the guy's situation ... acknowledging he was done dirty by the league, but also strongly suggesting it's time to move forward and start looking for new solutions. Jay says, "No one is saying he hasn't been done wrong. He was done wrong. I would understand if it was three months ago. But it was three years ago and someone needs to say, 'What do we do now -- because people are still dying?'" He adds of Kap, "We are two adult men who disagree on the tactic but are marching for the same cause." CK, meanwhile, doesn't appear to see things the same way. (TMZ)

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez didn't let her brother's defamation lawsuit spoil their Super Bowl weekend, because they partied their faces off in Miami. The couple busted a couple of moves on the dance floor at Dave Grutman's LIV nightclub, showing a significant amount of PDA. Jeff could certainly afford bottle service ... as we reported, he scored $13 billion in just one day this week after Amazon posted way better than expected earnings over Xmas. Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Michael Bay, Marc Anthony, Scooter Braun, Nikita Dragun and will.i.am were among the other celebs who were clearly feeling the night. TMZ broke the story ... Jeff's being sued by Lauren's brother, Michael, who claims the richest man in the world defamed him by accusing him of leaking graphic photos and selling them to the Enquirer. Despite federal investigators saying there was evidence Michael did the deed. Lauren Sanchez said in a statement, "Michael is my older brother. He secretly provided my most personal information to the National Enquirer -- a deep and unforgivable betrayal. My family is hurting over this new baseless and untrue lawsuit, and we truly hope my brother finds peace." (TMZ)

Antonio Brown is issuing another apology for his behavior ... this time writing an emotional letter to the Hollywood PD for being a massive headache the last few months. "To everyone who I may have offended or Disrespected at the @hollywoodflpd Of the state of Florida, I would like to sincerely give you all my apology from the top and bottom of my heart," AB wrote. "And as a human being and an professional athlete ?I can honestly say that my emotions truly did cloud my better Judgment, When you all were only there to help me." Brown has had run-in after run-in with the HPD cops ... and he even filmed himself berating officers while they were trying to ease a tense standoff between the former All-Pro and his baby mama a few weeks ago. In fact, things got so bad, the HPD issued a statement saying they were cutting ALL ties with the guy ... and returned a donation check he had made to the police department's youth flag football league. "We will not take money from a donor that we cannot have our youth be proud of or represent our organization," the cops said at the time. Things eventually ended with Brown in HPD custody ... cops were forced to issue an arrest warrant for the 31-year-old after he was accused of attacking a moving truck driver outside of his Florida home last week. But now, Brown -- who's out of jail and letting his criminal case play out in the courts -- is begging for forgiveness ... writing, "Thanks to you all who sincerely accept my Sincere apology. And we must all know that God is a Forgiving God." Brown added, "P.S The 'PAL' Youth League, I'm looking to working with you all again in the near future." (TMZ)

Antonio Brown is adamant his apology letter to the Hollywood PD was sincere -- part of a larger apology mission -- and he's hoping he can get back in the NFL. We got Brown at one of the hottest restaurants in Miami, Prime 112, and he told our photog he's had an epiphany and he's trying to make amends with everyone he's hurt recently, including the cops. The Hollywood Police Dept. recently cut ties with Brown, returning a donation he made to the Dept.'s youth flag football league. As we reported, Brown berated cops who responded to an altercation he was having with his baby mama. AB wrote an emotional letter to the Hollywood PD for being a massive headache the last few months. Brown wrote an emotional letter to the police, asking for forgiveness ... "To everyone who I may have offended or Disrespected at the @hollywoodflpd Of the state of Florida, I would like to sincerely give you all my apology from the top and bottom of my heart." The P.D. made it clear ... "We will not take money from a donor that we cannot have our youth be proud of or represent the organization." As for the NFL, Brown suggests there are teams he's targeting who might be interested -- but he stopped short of naming names. UPDATE: Antonio Brown came face-to-face with Logan Paul in Miami on Saturday -- and agreed to fight the YouTube star in a sanctioned boxing match. The two talked things out at the Maxim Havana Nights Super Bowl Party (put on by In The Know Experiences) -- you can hear Brown tell Paul, "Let's do it." As we previously reported, the two were in serious talks with DAZN but after Brown was arrested for allegedly attacking a moving truck driver, it seemed the fight was off. But, in a friendly exchange captured on video by our friends at BSO, the two shook hands, hugged it out and agreed to fight. Stay tuned ... (TMZ)

Punxsutawney Phil isn't going anywhere, except maybe back in his hole on Groundhog Day to signal 6 more weeks of winter ... so says the congressman representing the city of Punxsutawney. Rep. Glenn Thompson tells TMZ ... PETA calling for the famous Pennsylvania groundhog to be retired and replaced by an AI robot is crazy and goes against something he strives for -- job creation. Thompson's half-joking about supporting Phil's right to work like any other resident of Punxsutawney, but he's serious about what the groundhog means to the city and its economy ... and calls PETA's suggestion "crazy" and misguided. The animal rights organization argues groundhogs -- which are mostly solitary animals -- are subjected to "great stress" during the February 2 tradition and claims an artificially intelligent robot that could actually predict the weather would be better for all parties. Though Congressman GT concedes Punxsutawney Phil's handlers have to be gentle with him or he'll bite, he believes a real-life rodent is still the way to go ... regardless of his weather accuracy. (TMZ)

Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil Does Not See His Shadow, Predicts Early Spring. Punxsutawney Phil made his 134th prediction on Sunday. To kick off Groundhog Day on Sunday, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his slumber at 7:30 a.m. and did not see his shadow, which means an early spring is supposedly on the horizon. "Now my forecast on a day that's a palindrome will cause some to cheer and some to moan. So do I hope you think it's neighborly, for there is no shadow of me, spring it'll be early, it's a certainty," a member of Phil's Inner Circle read from a scroll to cheers and applause from the crowd, according to CNN. However, Phil's predictions may have to be taken with a grain of salt. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, he is only right 40 percent of the time. "You're better off trying to decide what the rest of February and March will look like by flipping a coin," said CNN meteorologist Judson Jones. Punxsutawney Groundhog Club records also show that Phil is far more likely to see his shadow and has only predicted an early spring 20 times in the last 133 years. In 2019, Phil also did not see his shadow and predicted an early spring. However, the U.S. saw below-average temperatures in both February and March of last year. This year marks the 134th Groundhog Day celebration, which occurs annually at Gobbler's Knob in the 5,500-person town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, as many as 30,000 people visit the tiny town annually to watch Phil make his prediction. The origins of Groundhog Day date back to the early days of Christianity in Europe, according to the Pennsylvania Tourism Office. Born of a winter festival called Candlemas Day, the celebration found churchgoers bringing candles to be blessed. If the skies were clear, it meant an extended winter was in the forecast. In the U.S., Groundhog Day dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Pennsylvania German settlers pulled the tradition from European weather lore that used the appearance of hibernators, like badgers, as a sign it was time to prepare for spring. The Pennsylvanian German folk had to work with their surroundings, and so they decided on the groundhog to replace the traditional European animals. Punxsutawney Groundhog Club records date back to 1887. Punxsutawney Phil is protected and cared for by the Groundhog Club. The president of the group is the individual who gets the privilege of hearing Phil's prediction in "Groundhogese" and translating it for the public. The unique holiday also inspired the popular 1993 film Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray as a weatherman who finds himself stuck in a time loop, forcing him to relive the same day over and over again. (People)

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