The daily gossip: Harry and Meghan share 1st photo of Lilibet, Pete Davidson isn't 'worried about Kanye,' and more
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Harry and Meghan share the 1st photo of daughter Lilibet
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Thursday shared their 2021 Christmas card, which showed Meghan holding baby Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor while Harry holds a red-haired Archie. This marks our first time ever seeing a photo of Lilibet, who was born in June. Spoiler alert: She looks like, well, most babies. "This year, 2021, we welcomed our daughter, Lilibet, to the world," Harry and Meghan said. "Archie made us a 'Mama' and a 'Papa,' and Lili made us a family." "Lilibet" is Queen Elizabeth II's nickname, and she was also given the middle name Diana as a tribute to Harry's late mother, Princess Diana. Harry and Meghan also said they're making donations to organizations "that honor and protect families" for the holidays, "from those being relocated from Afghanistan to American families in need of paid parental leave." Check out the photo here.
Pete Davidson reportedly 'not worried' Kanye West keeps trying to get his girlfriend to dump him
Kanye West has pretty much been publicly campaigning for Kim Kardashian to dump Pete Davidson, but the Saturday Night Live star is apparently not too worked up about it. "Pete is not worried about Kanye trying to get back with Kim," a source told Us Weekly. "He's very laid-back and understanding." Kardashian and Davidson have been together after the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who filed for divorce from West earlier this year, hosted SNL in October. But West has been making it known he wants to get back together with Kardashian, including by begging her to take him back at a concert. Amid all this, Us Weekly's source says Kardashian and Davidson are "still having fun." Meanwhile, though, Page Six claims Kardashian has been hanging out with Davidson in group settings specifically to "spare Kanye's feelings."
Britney Spears apparently has a 'new song in the works'
Is Britney Spears getting ready to hit us up with new music one more time? Spears on Instagram shared a video of herself singing and teased, "Pssss new song in the works. I'm gonna let you know what I mean !!!!!" She didn't provide further information about what she's working on, but her last studio album was Glory, released in 2016. A judge last month finally ended Spears' conservatorship after 13 years, and TMZ reported that she was interested in getting "back in the studio." Variety also reports that Spears has been "very interested in making new music," but it didn't have any more information about what she's referring to on Instagram. This latest tease, though, came after Spears randomly mentioned last month that she "just shot a movie" without further explanation. Spears in her newest Instagram post also offered a warning for her "white 'classy' family that I haven't forgotten what they did to me nor will I ever forget." It's Britney, b---h.
Peter Dinklage has a theory for why 'Game of Thrones' fans 'backlashed about' the ending
Peter Dinklage thinks he knows why the Game of Thrones finale received an almost historic amount of backlash, and it's not because it was terrible. The Tyrion Lannister actor chatted with The New York Times about the famously ill-received ending, suggesting viewers were just mad because they just didn't want the show to be over. "I think the reason there was some backlash about the ending is because they were angry at us for breaking up with them," Dinklage said. "We were going off the air and they didn't know what to do with their Sunday nights anymore. They wanted more, so they backlashed about that." Plus, Dinklage suggested fans wanted more of a happy ending and for "the pretty white people to ride off into the sunset together," but he declared, "by the way, it's fiction. There's dragons in it. Move on."
Audi to give 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant a car after the show totally screwed her over
We'd like to solve the puzzle: Is it "WTF"? A contestant on Wheel of Fortune was denied the prize of a car simply because she took too long of a pause during her correct answer. The answer to the bonus round puzzle was "choosing the right word," and she did say that, but because she paused for a few seconds between "right" and "word," she was deemed incorrect. "It's gotta be more or less continuous," host Pat Sajak insisted. "We'll allow for a little pause, but not four or five seconds." Viewers were absolutely livid the contestant didn't get the Audi because of this rule, but now, Audi has stepped in to give her a car — and itself some free publicity — anyway. "You're a winner in our eyes, Charlene," Audi tweeted. "Now, let's get you a prize." Hey, at least we've got a game show controversy on our hands that, for once, doesn't involve Jeopardy!