The daily gossip: Prince Harry's uncle complains about him to the press, Jojo Siwa dishes on ditching hair bows, and more

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1. Prince Harry's uncle complains about him to the press when a family group text would have done just fine

All families are experts in making each other feel guilty, but imagine how much worse it is when you're a member of the British Royal Family and your uncle complains to the international press that you're making your grandmother feel bad. Prince Edward spoke in a CNN interview on Thursday, claiming the rift between his nephew, Prince Harry, and the rest of the family has been "sad" and "difficult for everyone," including Queen Elizabeth. "Families are family, aren't they, really?" Edward sighed — although admittedly, Prince Harry's decision to extract himself from the Mountbatten-Windsor clan following queries about the skin color of his unborn child and a lack of emotional support for his wife seems a little more severe than Aunt Martha getting tipsy and calling Uncle Bob a layabout at Thanksgiving.

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2. Jojo Siwa claims it was harder to change her hair than it was to come out to her mom

Jojo Siwa, an 18-year-old woman, has decided not to wear her signature hair bows quite as much anymore. Which, okay! Good for her! But Siwa, a Dance Moms alum, told People that it was "surprisingly … harder" to tell her mother "that I wanted to wear my hair different" than it was to come out as a member of the LGBTQ community earlier this year. Siwa explained that she was looking to do something "a little bit more mature" with her hair, but she reassured fans that "the bow is still a part of my life. I still love bows, I forever will. They're who I am, but maybe I won't wear it every day." Good luck to Siwa on her journey through half-up bouffants, beachy waves, crown braids, and regular, ordinary hair ties.

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3. Christopher Meloni: 'Sure, I'm a zaddy'

Christopher Meloni knows you call him zaddy. "Sure, I'm a zaddy," he admitted to Interview magazine. But don't think that title or those glutes came easy. "I've been blessed with glutes that have an attractive shape," the Law & Order actor said. But he credits his trainer for shaping the booty seen 'round the world, as he's been in a leg-focused high-intensity weight training program for the last year. "So I guess you could argue that the glute-peeping public are now reaping the benefits of all that hard work," Meloni said. Indeed, a true victory for the glute-peeping public.


4. Troian Bellisario gave birth in a car with help from Patrick J. Adams

Troian Bellisario and her husband Patrick J. Adams pulled into the hospital just a little too late. By the time Suits star Adams grabbed the ticket for the lot, Belissario, of Pretty Little Liars fame, was on her hands and knees in the car, giving birth. She called for him to take her pants off, and he was met with the baby's head. "There was no room for panic," Adams said on the Katie's Crib podcast, "You just need to deal with this situation." Three minutes later, a baby girl was born. Adams made sure the umbilical cord wasn't around her neck, and baby Elliot began to cry. Bellisario recalled looking over her shoulder in relief at her husband holding her newborn "I'm like, 'She's alive, she's OK. She's breathing." And with that, the family of three became four.


5. Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. copies her mom's style during tennis practice

On her verified Instagram account, 3-year-old Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., shared a snap of herself wearing a smaller version of the one-legged catsuit her mom, Serena Williams, wore earlier this year in homage to track champion Florence Joyner. While the tike looked thrilled to be rocking the outfit on the tennis court, Williams was not thrilled with the post. "I asked you to save this post until I was next to her side [by] side in the same outfit," the tennis champion complained, hinting that husband Alexis Ohanian was behind it. But Williams has a revenge plan: "I guess I'll have to pull the plug from your phone tonight. And you wake up wondering why you have no battery LOL," she wrote. Here's hoping she'll still post that adorable side by side shot.


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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.