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Meghan Markle’s Dad Thomas Not Going to UK for Birth of Royal Baby

Meghan Markle‘s father won’t be around to spoil the joy of her firstborn … because he’s still iced out of the Royal Family.

Sources close to Thomas Markle tell TMZ … he’s not traveling to London — or making any plans to do so — despite the fact his daughter is due to give birth to her and Prince Harry‘s child any day now. Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, arrived this weekend.

We’re told, unlike last year — when health issues kept Thomas from attending the Royal Wedding and giving Meghan away — the reason he’s not visiting his daughter and meeting his new grandchild is because he’s squarely persona non grata.

Our sources say Thomas has been unable to make inroads reconciling with Meghan because he believes she’s in a “cone of silence” … but he hopes their relationship can be repaired after she has a baby.

As you’ll recall … Thomas seemed to get shunned by the Royals shortly after the wedding for going to the media, a move perceived by many as self-serving. There’s been a lot of speculation about the father-daughter relationship since then, but it’s clear they haven’t been on speaking terms since August.

Regardless, we’re told Thomas, of course, wishes Meghan and Harry the best and hopes for a safe delivery of a healthy baby … and he’s glad Doria’s made the trip to be by her side.

Drake Beefing Up Home Security Due to Feud with Kanye, Who Lives Nearby

Drake isn’t taking any chances in his escalating feud with Kanye West — he’s adding extra security outside his SoCal mansion because they live in the same hood!!!

Our sources in Hidden Hills — where the Wests and Drizzy all lay their heads — say Drake’s crib has at least 2 new guards standing watch outside the gate to his driveway. We’re told it’s no coincidence the security was added the day after his war with Ye erupted with tweets and an alleged threatening phone call.

If you didn’t know, their homes are verrry close to each other — we’re talking just a half-mile. Not much of a buffer zone. In addition to the added muscle, we’re told there’s an SUV stationed just inside Drake’s front gate.

It’s interesting … Kanye claims Drake is the one who started making threats, but Drizzy’s the one beefing up his home security.

One thing’s for sure — none of the Kardashian-Wests, especially North, Saint and Chicago, will be caroling outside Drake’s pad.

James Charles’ Speaking Tour Still on Despite Losing 3 Million Followers

YouTube star James Charles‘ upcoming national speaking tour is still on the table … despite tanking hugely in the followers department during his epic feud with fellow beauty vlogger, Tati Westbrook.

James’ YouTube account is currently hemorrhaging followers — about 3 million at last count — as the fallout over his beef with Tati continues … but so far the staggering loss of clout isn’t putting an end to his upcoming Sisters Tour.

The tour begins at the end of June, and venues for 6 of the initial tour stops tell us they’re still making plans to host James.

In fact, tickets are still on sale for each of his 24 tour dates — and they ain’t exactly going cheap. Some people have been shelling out a whopping $500 to score VIP seats.

Outraged fans on social media have been asking for refunds ever since James had a huge falling out with his mentor, Tati, after he promoted one of her rival beauty products. Those fans are outta luck — we’re told all sales are final.

So far, venues are telling us they haven’t been notified by tour producers of any change in plans, and production ultimately has the final call. We’ve reached out to producers, but they’ve gone radio silent.

Seems a staggering loss of followers won’t hurt James too much … at least on the road. He’s currently in the midst of a mini-tour in Australia, and still has over 13 MILLION YouTube subscribers.

Kim Kardashian On Set for Paris Hilton’s New Music Vid, ‘Best Friend’s Ass’

Everything’s come full circle for Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian — the former besties have solidified their BFF status once again … thanks to their asses.

Kim was spotted Thursday outside Hollywood’s Nightingale Plaza club, glammed up alongside Paris on the set of what looks to be the music video shoot for Hilton’s new single with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, “Best Friend’s Ass.”

Paris and Kim have both teased a secret project together on social media … and now all signs point to it being this music vid.

Along with Kim, Paris was joined by “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star and Britney Spears impersonator, Derrick Barry, who was decked out in full “I’m a Slave 4 U” attire.

There were also more drag queens, shirtless hunks and snakes on set … lots of snakes.

The irony of Paris’ new song title is strong. If you’ll recall … when she and Kim had their falling out more than a decade ago, she said she would not want a butt like the famous Kardashian, adding … “It’s gross! It reminds me of cottage cheese inside a big trash bag.”

Water under the bridge, apparently. Can’t wait to see the music vid!

Madonna planning groundbreaking VR Billboard Music Awards show

Madonna is reportedly planning to utilise virtual reality and hologram technology for her performance at Wednesday’s (01May19) Billboard Music Awards.
According to British newspaper The Sun, the Vogue hitmaker will immerse herself in a computer-generated virtual reality world during her six-and-a-half-minute gig.
Sources tell the publication that fans at the venue and viewers watching at home will be wowed by holographic images and green screen visuals during her stage show, as well as real dancers.
“It’s one of the most ambitious performances ever attempted on live TV, and obviously a lot could go wrong,” the insider revealed. “It will require perfect timing and positioning to make sure that she interacts properly with the computer-generated visuals, otherwise it won’t work at all. She wants to make sure her performance is the big talking point of the night and nothing short of brilliant.”
The 60-year-old is also reportedly trying to avoid a mishap like her embarrassing stage fall at the 2015 BRIT Awards by throwing herself into an extensive rehearsal schedule at the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, where the ceremony will be held.
Madonna will also use the gig to promote her comeback single Medellin, a collaboration with Colombian star Maluma, who will join her at the Billboard Music Awards.
Also performing at the bash will be Taylor Swift. She will reportedly kick off proceedings with her new track ME! with Panic! at the Disco’s Brendon Urie.
Cardi B is the most nominated act going into Wednesday’s ceremony, with an incredible 21 nods – one short of the all-time record shared by Drake and The Chainsmokers.

50 Cent Says ‘Power’ is Ending After Season 6

50 Cent? is dropping a bombshell, revealing he’s shutting down “Power” after its upcoming season, but on-set drama is not to blame — he just wants to ride off into the sunset on a high note.

Sources close to production on the hit series tell TMZ … 50 wants the show to go out on top, because he’s seen too many other series run themselves into the ground. “Power” is still hugely successful as it enters its 6th season on Starz.

While there’s speculation that drama between Fiddy and Randall Emmett is behind the decision to pull the plug … we’re told that’s simply not the case, and there’s no lingering beef between the fellow executive producers.

You’ll recall … Fiddy’s character, Kanan Stark, died last season, and we’re told that’s no coincidence … because 50 wanted more time to get started working on other projects, including “Power” spin-offs, which are already being developed.

As we first told you … 50 inked an 8-figure deal with Starz back in 2017 to bring 3 more projects to life, and the contract runs through this September.

Bottom line … the final season of “Power” just got even more interesting.

Kourtney Kardashian unsure if sister Khloe will ever reunite with Tristan Thompson

Kourtney Kardashian doesn’t know if her sister Khloe will ever reunite with ex Tristan Thompson, but praised her “very strong” sibling for being “the best mom” to her 12-month-old daughter True.

During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, due to air on Monday (29Apr19), Kourtney was asked if she thinks there’s a chance of a reconciliation between Khloe and Tristan, who officially split in February amid rumours he’d cheated with family friend Jordyn Woods.

“I don’t know. I don’t think that deeply into it,” Kourtney replied.

The 40-year-old reality star, who co-parents her three children with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, added: “I know that she is very strong and I just think that she’s in a really good place… I know what it’s like to want to make your family stay together because I worked really hard at that for many years.

“But I think she’s dealing with what’s happening right now and I think she’s really good at dealing with her emotions and I think moments like this really bring our family closer together. And she’s the best mom to her daughter and that’s where all of her energy is going.”

Khloe opened up about her struggles with Tristan during the most recent episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which aired in the U.S. on Sunday night. As the family enjoyed a trip to Bali, Khloe visited a medium and spiritual healer, who told her: “Sometimes people love you, but you feel sad. But there is something that is hurting you in your mind and you felt a traumatic experience. You can not forget that. Sometimes you don’t trust the person you’re with now.”

Reflecting on the experience, Khloe told the show cameras: “Ever since what’s happened with Tristan and I, nobody knows I fight an inner battle with myself in regards to what is the best thing to do for my relationship and for me. This woman is spot on with me and it’s kind of freaking me out.”

The scenes were filmed prior to Khloe’s eventual split from Tristan – the sportsman faced numerous allegations of cheating during his relationship with the reality star.

Since the breakup, Khloe has been throwing herself into life as a single mother, and shared several sweet clips of daughter True taking her first steps on her Instagram page over the weekend.

Kodak Black’s Gig on Lil Wayne’s Turf Triggers High Alert

Kodak Black‘s been talking mad trash about Lil Wayne for about a week, and now that he’s about to do a show in Weezy’s hometown … the venue’s going full-bore to prep for violence.

Kodak’s slated to perform at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts in New Orleans next week, and we’re told the venue honchos think the rapper’s mouth will have some Wayne fans looking for revenge.

The backstory, for those not on black Twitter, is that Kodak was at Miami’s LIV nightclub last weekend, and thought Wayne was coming to show some love. When he didn’t, Kodak got pissed, grabbed a mic and called Wayne a “f***in’ maggot” — and added, “You should’ve died when you was a baby.”

When Weezy’s daughter, Reginae Carter, called out Kodak for disrespecting her pops — he called her “bald head.” Then Reginae’s mom, Toya Wright, weighed in … and Kodak unloaded, saying … “@toyawright If I Ain’t Have No Girlfriend I’ll F**k Da S**t Out Yo Fine Ass.”

And, that’s why we’re told security at the NOLA venue will be monitoring social media for any direct threats referencing Kodak’s show. Additionally, New Orleans PD will assist with extra security to keep Kodak safe.

For the record, Weezy hasn’t responded at all, but turf wars can get real.

Remember what happened during Pusha T‘s show in Drake’s hood wasn’t pretty.

Halle Berry broke three ribs rehearsing for John Wick 3

Halle Berry broke three ribs while rehearsing for her role as an assassin in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, but treated the injury like a “badge of honour”.

The 52-year-old actress joins the John Wick franchise as Sofia, an assassin and a close friend of Keanu Reeves’ title character, who is still on the run after killing Santino D’Antonio in the Continental in John Wick: Chapter Two.

While she has credited training for the film for getting her in the “best shape” of her life, doing so didn’t come without its pitfalls.

“I broke three ribs when I was rehearsing for John Wick,” she admitted during an interview with U.S. TV show Extra. “It’s like a badge of honour for me, we don’t know how it happened. I worked for a little while with broken ribs until I could no longer do it.”

As for the training involved in preparing for the movie, Halle had to take on “hours and hours of stunt training”, as well as “gun training, dog training and strength training.”

She also had to watch what she ate in order to get her figure as lean and athletic as possible.

Working with Keanu in the movie was also a somewhat daunting prospect for Halle, who explained: “It was pretty amazing. It was a little terrifying at first because he’s so damn good, and I wanted to be on the same level as him. I didn’t want to disappoint him.”

Despite Halle’s fears, she needn’t have worried, as director Chad Stahelski promised her character “isn’t going anywhere” when asked about the actress reprising the role for a fourth instalment in the franchise.

Katy Perry ‘down to babysit’ seven-year-old piano prodigy who asked for her number

Katy Perry has joked that she’s keen to babysit seven-year-old piano prodigy and viral sensation Avett Maness, after the youngster asked for her number.

The online superstar, who is blind and learned to play the instrument by ear, appeared on Sunday’s (28Apr19) Queen-themed episode of American Idol and performed a rousing rendition of the band’s iconic hit Bohemian Rhapsody.

Speaking to reporters from Entertainment Tonight (ET) after the show, Katy gushed over the Ohio-born star’s talent, and confessed that he’s also a fan of her’s.
“He asked me for my number backstage,” the Swish Swish star laughed. “I was like, ‘You’re seven!’ I mean, I’m down to babysit.”

The 34-year-old went on to boast about her babysitting abilities, and joked that fiance Orlando Bloom would have nothing to worry about as the pair would spend their time eating cookies.

“I’m a great babysitter – I let the kids eat all the Oreos,” the songstress quipped.

Katy’s co-judges Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie were also impressed by the young performer’s bold move, with the country star joking that the youngster was “getting the digits” and the Hello hitmaker laughing that he’ll be a “killer” by the age of 19.

Last week, the hit Fox show celebrated Disney’s extensive songbook, and the Firework hitmaker turned up to judge the singing competition dressed up as The Little Mermaid’s villain Ursula, complete with moveable tentacles and a purple bodysuit.

Speaking to ET after the episode, the I Kissed A Girl star explained her thought process behind the unusual ensemble.

“I was thinking about (being) the Little Mermaid (Ariel) but then I realised, Ursula is a character who isn’t done very much, (while) the Little Mermaid always gets her moment in the sun!” she shared. “And Ursula, actually, really wants Ariel’s voice. And that’s what I want, is these contestants’ voices!”