The daily gossip: Kim Kardashian failed the 'baby bar' exam, an update on Ellen DeGeneres' replacement, and more

Kim Kardashian failed the 'baby bar' exam, an update on Ellen DeGeneres' replacement, and more

Kim Kardashian.
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1. Kim Kardashian didn't pass the baby bar

Kim Kardashian might seem like she has it all, but she revealed in a new Keeping Up With the Kardashians teaser that there's one thing she really wants that she didn't get: a high enough score to pass the "baby bar." The reality TV star/aspiring lawyer earned a 474 out of a minimum 560 on the test, which she needs to pass to receive full law school credit. "I'm a failure," Kim says in the clip. "The fact that I spent so much time away from my kids … I can't do it again. I don't have time." While Kourtney and Khloé encouraged Kim to retake the test, the clip ends with her sighing, "I really need to think about it." Will the baby bar be the death of baby lawyer Kim?


2. Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer reveal they had feelings for each other during Friends

Friends fans may need to go on a break themselves to process their emotions during the new reunion special. The cast of the beloved sitcom reunited for the highly-anticipated special that debuted Thursday on HBO Max, during which David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston opened up about having real feelings for each other while playing Ross and Rachel. "The first season, I had a major crush on Jen," Schwimmer revealed, and Aniston chimed in, "It was reciprocated." In fact, Aniston recalled telling Schwimmer it would be "such a bummer" if their first kiss ended up being on national television, which is ultimately what happened. "We just channeled all of our adoration and love for each other into Ross and Rachel," Aniston said. Could we be any more emotional?

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3. The 'Kelly Clarkson Show' is taking over Ellen’s time slot

Kelly Clarkson can do the Ellen DeGeneres Show but Ellen DeGeneres can't do American Idol. And Kelly's going to prove it. Come fall 2022, DeGeneres' run will end and The Kelly Clarkson Show will take over her prime daytime slot on NBC-owned stations as "the star of our daytime entertainment schedules," per an NBC exec. The news comes just after Clarkson's show, in its second season, garnered six 2021 Daytime Emmy Award nominations. During her hour-long show, Clarkson chats with celebrities and normies alike, and of course, flexes her American-Idol-winning pipes during her "Kellyoke" segment, which you will soon be able to watch slightly later in the afternoon.


4. Naomi Osaka prioritizes her mental health, opts out of French Open press

Don't expect to hear much from Naomi Osaka during the French Open. The tennis champion released a statement on Instagram explaining she won't be participating in any press during the tournament. "I'm just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me," she wrote. "If the organizations think they can just keep saying 'do press or you're gonna be fined' and continue to ignore the mental health of the athletes … I just gotta laugh." Osaka added that she hopes the "considerable amount" she'll be fined for not attending press conferences will be donated to a mental health charity. Her decision was met with support in the comments section, with Venus Williams (who has also skipped press) writing, "Girl, do you. Your life is yours to live!"


5. Heather Morris says Glee stars were 'scared' to report Lea Michele

It sounds like working on Glee didn't always live up to the show's title. Heather Morris, who played Brittany, spoke on a podcast Wednesday about star Lea Michele being "unpleasant to work with," as she previously alleged. Cast members "absolutely could have stepped up and gone to the Fox execs and said how we felt" at the time, Morris said, but "nobody really did." Morris added that "people were very scared" to speak out, even though "we all deserve to feel comfortable on a set." Actress Samantha Ware previously called out Michele for allegedly making her life a "living hell," prompting Michele to apologize for behavior "which hurt other people." And that's what you missed about Glee!

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Jeva Lange

Jeva Lange was the executive editor at She formerly served as The Week's deputy editor and culture critic. She is also a contributor to Screen Slate, and her writing has appeared in The New York Daily News, The Awl, Vice, and Gothamist, among other publications. Jeva lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter.