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The daily gossip: Paris Hilton becomes a mom, Netflix denies 'any claims of serious injury' on its Squid Game reality show, and more

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Paris Hilton welcomes her 1st child via surrogate

She'll show you real love, baby … and her baby. Paris Hilton has become a mom, welcoming her first child with husband Carter Reum. She confirmed the news on Instagram, sharing a close-up photo of a baby's hand and writing, "You are already loved beyond words." It wasn't previously known that Hilton and her husband were expecting a child. That's right, it's a secret celebrity baby, baby! According to People, they welcomed a son via a surrogate. "We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy," Hilton told People. In November, she responded to those "asking me about when I'm having a baby," saying, "The truth is my husband and I wanted to enjoy our first year of marriage together as a couple and we were always planning on starting our family in 2023." So mark her down as the one person who actually kept their New Year's resolution. 

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Netflix denies 'any claims of serious injury' on its 'Squid Game' reality show

We're starting to think the takeaway of Squid Game was not that it would be cool and good if Squid Game existed. Netflix is currently filming a real competition show based on the hit South Korean series about contestants competing in deadly games for cash. But The Sun reports filming "turned into a freezing nightmare," with at least one contestant "stretchered off" and others suffering from "what felt like frostbite" after spending "hours in temperatures of -3C" playing Red Light, Green Light. A source told the outlet, "It was like a warzone. People were getting carried out by medics but we couldn't say anything. If you talk then you're out." In a statement to Deadline, Netflix said that "while it was very cold on set – and participants were prepared for that – any claims of serious injury are untrue." But the streamer now plans to take extra precautions before launching its next reality series where contestants are hunted down by real Demogorgons.  

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Razzies promise to stop making fun of kids after backlash

After more than 40 years, it has been brought to the attention of the grown adults behind the Razzies that bullying kids is considered a no-no. The parody award show that "honors" the year's worst movies faced backlash this week after nominating a 12-year-old girl, Firestarter star Ryan Kiera Armstrong, for Worst Actress. "The razzies are already mean-spirited & classless, but to nominate a kid is just repulsive & wrong," child actor Julian Hilliard tweeted. "Why put a kid at risk of increased bullying or worse? Be better." Razzies founder John Wilson has now apologized in a statement to Variety, saying the criticism "brought our attention to how insensitive we've been." Armstrong's name has been pulled from the ballot, and Wilson said people under 18 will no longer be eligible for Razzie nominations going forward. Presumably, plans for Razzie voters to travel the country heckling random middle school plays will also be scrapped. 

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Marilyn Manson settles sexual assault lawsuit brought by Esmé Bianco

One of the sexual abuse lawsuits brought against disgraced rocker Marilyn Manson has been settled out of court. Manson reached a settlement with Game of Thrones star Esmé Bianco, who sued him for sexual assault and allegedly violating human trafficking laws, Rolling Stone reports. "Ms. Bianco has agreed to resolve her claims against Brian Warner and Marilyn Manson Records, Inc. in order to move on with her life and career," her lawyer confirmed. Terms of the settlement weren't disclosed. Bianco was one of numerous women to accuse Manson of sexual abuse starting in 2021, and her lawsuit alleged he "used drugs, force, and threats of force to coerce sexual acts" from her and that the abuse included "spanking, biting, cutting, and whipping Ms. Bianco's buttocks, breasts, and genitals" without consent. Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood was the first to come forward with abuse allegations against Manson, who subsequently sued her for defamation. 

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'Rick and Morty' co-creator Justin Roiland fired by Adult Swim

Oh geez, Rick. Adult Swim has fired Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty and voice of the two title characters, as he faces domestic violence charges. The official Rick and Morty Twitter account confirmed the news, saying the network has "ended its association" with Roiland but that the show will continue. "The talented and dedicated crew are hard at work on Season 7," the statement added. NBC News recently confirmed that Roiland was charged with felony domestic violence in California in connection with a 2020 incident with a woman he was dating. He has reportedly pleaded not guilty, and his lawyer slammed "inaccurate" media coverage, adding that he is "innocent" and expects the charges to be dismissed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Roiland's voice roles will be recast, so we now know the event that will probably kick off World War III: news that going forward, Rick and Morty will be performed by Chris Pratt. 

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