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  • Scientologists Pushed Leah Remini To 'Work On Chelsea' Handler And Other Famous Friends

    Former “King of Queens” star Leah Remini is one of the most outspoken critics of the Church of Scientology, and she has no plans of stopping.

    The actress, whose A&E exposé series “Scientology and the Aftermath” was recently renewed for a second season, went on Netflix’s “Chelsea” Sunday to chat with Chelsea Handler about her mission to reveal the organization’s dark side and support individuals affected by it. Remini herself had been in the organization since she was 9 years old; she officially left in 2013.

    “I’ve been friends with you for a long time. I was friends with you when you were in Scientology, still,” Handler began. “Did you ever try to talk to me about becoming a Scientologist, do you recall?”

    “No, because you were a drug-taker,” Remini responded. “So, that wasn’t good.”

    “I never felt comfortable in that role,” the actress later continued. “Although it is demanded of the Church of Scientology celebrities to get other members in, so a lot of our friendships always had that kind of, in the background, like, ‘Why are you not getting your friends in? Work on Chelsea.’”

    Remini then recalled a story in which members of Scientology had her call Handler after the comedian began joking about the group in her act.

    “I was asked by the Church of Scientology to call you and ask you not to do that,” Remini said.

    “Which you did, I remember that,” Handler said.

    “You did, and you told me to go fuck myself,” Remini finished.

    It’s easy to laugh now, but Remini is serious about spreading information on the harm she says the organization can cause its members, including requiring excessive fees for its services and breaking up loved ones.

    The actress will have another opportunity to share her and others’ stories: a two-hour special edition of her A&E show is set to air May 29, outlets reported Tuesday. During the episode, former Scientology members will candidly detail their experiences within the church.

    Previously, Remini has said the group’s key celebrity members, like Tom Cruise, could “singlehandedly” end Scientology were they to leave. 

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  • Familial Tensions Are Thick In The 'Queen Sugar' Season 2 Trailer

    The Season 2 trailer of “Queen Sugar” is here and you’ve probably never felt so happy to hear the words ‘sugar cane farm.’ But this trailer will have you feenin’ for the return of weekly doses of Bordelon family drama.

    In the trailer, tensions run amuck among the three Bordelon siblings as they navigate their sister’s role as the first black woman in Louisiana to own a mill. In the opening scenes, the family is seen engaging in prayer and paying respects to their late elder and namesake Shawn Bordelon. 

    The series, which was bestowed upon us by the minds of Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, was confirmed for a second season over a month before its national television premiere in September. It stars Rutina Wesley, Charley Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe.

    Watch the season 2 trailer for “Queen Sugar” below: 

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  • The 1975 Stop Concert To Pay Tribute To Manchester Attack Victims

    On Monday night, a horrific terrorist attack claimed the lives of 22 people and left 59 injured at Manchester Arena, in England, where Ariana Grande had just finished a concert. 

    The “Into You” singer, along with a slew of other stars, responded to the news on social media with touching notes to those affected by the tragedy.

    Broken. From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words,” wrote Grande.

    The 1975, a band that hails from Manchester, was also among those who spoke out about the terrible incident. In between songs during the band’s show in Detroit, Michigan, Monday night, lead singer Matt Healy expressed his sadness and anger about the attack. 

    “I’m bored of nationalism and I’m bored of racism,” he told the crowd. “It’s over. Nationalism, religion, all these regressive things ― they’re over. We can’t carry on in the way that we’re carrying on.” 

    He continued, “We’re from Manchester, right? And where we used to hang out — the actual place that we used to hang out ― someone put a bomb in there tonight, and then killed a bunch of kids that were going to a fucking show. In Manchester.”

    Healy went on to call the attack “bullshit,” noting, “I don’t know what it’s in the name of, so I apologize if it’s not in the name of religion, if it’s not in the name of nationalism, but these are things that keep happening and I’m fucking pissed off about it. And I’m sorry, but you’re the only people I’ve got to talk to about it.” 

    You can watch his entire speech in the video above. 

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  • Anna Camp Teases 'Pretty Crazy' Action In 'Pitch Perfect 3'

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    Anna Camp has had roles in everything from “Mad Men” to “How I Met Your Mother” to The Mindy Project” to “True Blood.” But, let’s face it: you’re here because of “Pitch Perfect.” Anna’s stunning digestive pyrotechnics made her a breakout star in the first “Pitch Perfect” film. Five years later, Anna and her fellow castmates have wrapped filming on “Pitch Perfect 3.” To top it all off, Anna returned to the small screen this weekend in the Netflix series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

    We recently chatted with Anna about her “aca-awesome” career, the secret talent she’s kept hidden all these years and her least favorite summer trend.

    You recently wrapped filming on “Pitch Perfect 3.” What can fans expect from the third installment?

    Fans can expect a lot of singing, a lot of dancing, and, to be honest, this is the most action-packed of the movies that we’ve shot. There’s a lot of stunt work. We’re running, we’re jumping off of boats ... I mean, I can’t give anything else away, but it’s pretty crazy.

    So it’s like “Pitch Perfect,” but “Mission: Impossible” edition?

    Kind of! We were all sitting there, going, “Remember when we shot the first one?” We were wearing these little airline stewardess outfits and going to sing in basements in weird places in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where we shot it. Now they built a YACHT. There could be some explosions. Something to look forward to!

    This is a big week for you, because “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” hits Netflix this weekend. Your character in the show has been described as both “majestic” and “terrifying” — what’s it like playing a nefarious Manhattan mom?

    I love Deirdre Robespierre. She is like no one I’ve ever played. I know I play a lot of uptight, kind of bitchy characters, but Deirdre ... she’s panicking inside. Sometimes her panic and fear spills out of her, but then she completely recovers. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had, and I think that it’s because it’s so well-written. The character was already on the page, and I just knew her. I knew who that person was. I had friends whose moms were like that, so I could draw from that. She’s the most fun to play. I love her. She’s crazy, and I love playing crazy.

    We’re so excited about the latest season!

    It’s going to be so good. I’m so happy to be a part of it. It was one of my favorite shows for the first season, so when they asked me to be in the second, I was like, “Oh, God, this is great!”

    What’s the environment like on set?

    It’s really creative and really comedic. The first time that I shot one of the scenes in one of my first episodes, Tina kept going, “Go bigger! Go bigger!” And I was like “Bigger?” And she was like, “Yeah! You can’t do anything wrong.” That’s the best direction that you can get as an actor, because you’re just limitless. The options are limitless. You can be totally free and totally crazy. And they used some of my biggest takes! They really know what they’re doing over there ― it’s really really fun.

    What’s your favorite word to put “aca-” in front of?

    My favorite word to put “aca” in front of has to be “awesome.” Aca-awesome. Because that’s aca-awesome! 

    What’s one thing your fans might not know about you?

    I can make an awesome ― an *aca-awesome* trumpet sound with my mouth. I got to do it in “Pitch Perfect 3” and I hope it makes it in there.

    Which summer fashion trend do you think is highly overrated?

    I don’t know if it’s overrated, but I kind of feel like it makes no sense. It’s those shirts that are kind of long sleeved yet there are holes in just the shoulders. So if your shoulders are getting really hot, they get, like, a breeze? I’m just kind of confused by them.

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  • Ellie Reed Surprised By 'Harsh' Reaction To Lead Of Netflix's 'Girlboss'

    Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso’s 2014 autobiography #Girlboss was a huge success, so much so that “Pitch Perfect” writer Kay Cannon created a Netflix series “loosely” based on Amoruso’s story. But despite the book’s appeal, after the show’s April premiere, TV critics weren’t jazzed about the “unlikable” fictional Sophia (Britt Robertson), and wondered why the character wasn’t given more to work with. 

    According to many outlets, including The New York Times and The Guardian, the on-screen Sophia “isn’t particularly interesting” and “a walking selfie, whining about having to work for a living.”

    “’Girlboss aggressively wants you to like it,” Vulture’s Jen Chaney wrote. “Actually, to be more accurate, this Netflix series aggressively wants you to like its main character, precisely because she’s the kind of rebel who does not care if you like her.”

    The show’s supporting star Ellie Reed ― who pretty much steals every scene she’s in as Sophia’s best friend, Annie ― doesn’t understand the criticism, considering it basically implies that a flawed woman can’t entertain as much as, say, a flawed man. 

    “I was a little surprised when people reacted as harshly as they did just because, in my experience, there have been so many unlikable male characters on tons of TV shows,” Reed told HuffPost during a Build Series interview. “So, perhaps naively, I never thought it would be such a big deal to watch a woman ― a girl ― come up and make mistakes, and treat people like crap, and do all the things these male characters do ― these adult male characters. I just never thought it would be that big of a deal. I thought, ‘Oh, yeah, I know girls like this. Everybody does. Everybody’s behaved like that at some point.’”

    Reed believes the reviews say a little bit more about the culture we live in rather than “Girlboss” itself. Can audiences not handle watching a woman who has “some issues,” as Reed explains it?

    “If they can’t handle that then that’s pretty sad,” she asserted, “and it doesn’t leave a lot of room for girls who are trying to do something like Sophia ― trying to make their mark on the world and be really original. It doesn’t feel like they get any room to make mistakes, and I think that’s sad.” 

    To see more of what Ellie Reed had to say about “Girlboss,” watch the full Build Series interview below. The show is now streaming on Netflix. 

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  • Somebody Tell Oprah She's In a Feud With Ellen DeGeneres

    Nicki “The Generous Queen” Minaj more than lived up to the title when she sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for a lesson in rap beef 101. Minaj is, of course, a tenured professor of the subject, with more feuds to her name than Ryan Murphy’s dream diary. 

    After name-dropping the talk show host on “No Frauds,” her response to rival rapper Remy Ma’s diss track “Shether,” Minaj stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Tuesday and basically briefed the talk show host on the ways of being a bad bitch. 

    “Should I have a beef with someone?” DeGeneres jokingly asked Minaj, seeking counsel on the ins and outs of being a rap superstar. “What should I do to get entrenched in the rap game?”

    Minaj went onto explain that first she needs a rival, despite DeGeneres’ attempts to convince the rapper that she really does like everybody **cough Kathy Griffin cough**. After suggesting Reese Witherspoon as a fake feuding partner, Minaj settled on Oprah Winfrey, given that the two are both powerful women in a media industry rife with competition. 

    “Somebody bring me my phone, and I’m going to text her that we’re in a feud,” DeGeneres joked. “Bring me my phone for the commercial break and I’ll let her know that I hate her.”

    Oprah, what’s good? 

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  • Never Forget That One Of Roger Moore's Best Roles Was In 'Spice World'

    Roger Moore will forever be known as James Bond. But, in the wake of the actor’s death, we must memorialize one of his finest career hallmarks: “Spice World.”

    British popular culture peaked in 1997 when the U.K.’s defining luminaries ― 007 and the Spice Girls ― collided. Moore played The Chief, the outlandish record executive who demanded the band work to the brink of exhaustion and delivered prattling monologues while stroking a cat, preparing a martini or feeding a bottle to his pet piglet. 

    After playing Bond in seven films, Moore’s “Spice World” role put a spin on the franchise’s debonair villain tropes. He channeled Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the criminal eyeing world domination with the help of a placid white feline stationed on his lap. From his sterile office, The Chief hissed cryptic commands to the Spice Girls’ manager (Richard E. Grant) via telephone, instilling fear even as his words grew more and more nonsensical. 

    “When the rabbit of chaos is pursued by the ferret of disorder through the fields of anarchy, it is time to hang your pants on the hook of darkness, whether they are clean or not,” Moore said in his ultimate “Spice World” riddle. 

    Moore was 70 when he made “Spice World” ― it was one of his final movies, and a perfect cap on a life spent in the shoes of Britain’s most iconic hero. 

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  • Celebrities Honor Sir Roger Moore With Touching Tributes On Social Media

    Sir Roger Moore, the longest-serving James Bond actor in the franchise, died on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

    His family shared the sad news with a statement on Twitter, writing, “We know our own love and admiration will be magnified many times over, across the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF which he considered his greatest achievement.” 

    Upon hearing the news, touching notes from celebrities began pouring in on social media. 

    “RIP Sir Roger Moore. My first Bond and one of the first actors that I loved as a kid. And a lovely, funny, warm person to boot. Farewell,” wrote director Edgar Wright, while actor Jim Howick called Moore his “first hero.” 

    Read more of the touching tributes below:

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  • Surge In Home Testing Sales Followed Charlie Sheen's HIV Disclosure

    Actor Charlie Sheen’s disclosure that he is HIV positive appears to have had a striking effect on sales of home HIV testing kits, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that, after Sheen announced he had HIV on Nov. 17, 2015, sales of home HIV testing kits doubled in the United States — from about 3,500 kits per week before the announcement, to 7,000 kits the week of the announcement. And this boost in sales continued for several more weeks.

    “It’s hard to appreciate the magnitude of Sheen’s disclosure,” study co-author Benjamin Althouse, a research scientist with the Institute of Disease Modeling in Bellevue, Washington, said in a statement. “When we compared Sheen’s disclosure to other traditional awareness campaigns, the ‘Charlie Sheen effect’ is astonishing,” Althouse said. [10 Celebrities with Chronic Illnesses]

    In fact, the researchers estimated that sales of home HIV testing kits were nearly eight times greater around the time of Sheen’s announcement, compared with sales around the time of World AIDS Day (December 1), one of the most high-profile HIV awareness campaigns.

    Previously, the same researchers found that, after Sheen’s HIV disclosure, there was a large uptick in internet searches for information on HIV testing and prevention.

    In the new study, the researchers wanted to know whether this increase in internet searches corresponded to an increase in people actually getting tested for HIV.

    So the researchers collected data on weekly sales of OraQuick, an in-home HIV testing kit. OraQuick is one of only two home HIV testing kits currently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, and OraQuick is the only kit that allows users to get their results at home within minutes of taking the test, rather than sending their sample to a lab to be tested.

    The researchers estimated that there were 8,225 more kits sold over the weeks following Sheen’s disclosure than would have been expected based on prior sales of the product.

    The findings “reinforce how celebrity can impact health decision-making…and make an even stronger case that Sheen’s disclosure promoted HIV prevention,” the researchers wrote in their findings, published today (May 18) in the journal Prevention Science.

    Celebrities have been known to influence rates of health screenings. In 2013, there was a rise in rates of genetic testing for breast cancer genes after actress Angelina Jolie disclosed that she was a carrier of the BRCA gene, and had undergone a double mastectomy to lower her risk of developing the disease.

    The new findings also suggest that internet search data can be a good predictor of people’s actual health behaviors, given that people’s internet searches for HIV testing information corresponded with an increase in HIV testing kit sales, the researchers said.

    Original article on Live Science.

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  • This Little Boy Had A 'Mrs. Doubtfire'-Themed Birthday Party And It Was Awesome

    We’ve seen a Costco birthday party, personal injury lawyer-themed birthday party, “Golden Girls” party and even a poop-themed birthday party. But we must admit we have a special affection for this little boy’s “Mrs. Doubtfire” party.

    Evan Kowalski of Wyandotte, Michigan celebrated his 4th birthday with a fun-filled tribute to the iconic Robin Williams film. “My son saw the movie about six months ago and just loved it!” his mom, Laura, told HuffPost. “He thought it was very funny and who doesn’t love Robin Williams?”

    The little boy’s “Mrs. Doubtfire”-themed party took place on May 13 at Downriver Gymnastics in Southgate. The event featured drawings of Euphegenia Doubtfire, a custom cake, and a “run-by fruiting” sign with fruit kabob snacks.

    The goodie bags were personalized with “Thank you for coming, _____ dear” messages for each guest.

    Laura credits many helpers with bringing the party together somewhat last-minute. Her mom, Pamela, and cousin, John, helped with the decorations. 

    “All of this was done SO fast, just to make a 4-year-old boy happy!” Laura said. “It’s really incredible.”

    The mom said she’s been fortunate to have support from friends and family, as her husband’s job often requires him to be away. “My motto with parenting is it takes a village!” she said, adding that she turned to an even wider village of people to figure out the birthday cake.  

    “I was thrown for such a loop when Evan said he wanted a ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ party, so I quickly posted on a local Facebook page, Downriver and Friends looking for a baker. That’s how I found Angie Claxon (Cakes by Sweetypants), who made the amazing cake.”

    Evan loved every minute of the party, but his favorite part was definitely the cake, which featured several elements from the movie ― including the infamous face cream scene. “It met ALL of his expectations,” the mom said. Evan’s 7-year-old sister, Allison, and 12-year-old brother, Ethan were also big fans.

    Laura told HuffPost she’s been overwhelmed by the positive response to Evan’s party. After the mom shared photos from the event on social media, a local news station reached out to do a segment about it. 

    “I never in a million years expected it to get attention outside friends and family,” she said. “It’s been so fun, though! Definitely something for the baby book.” 

    H/T BabyCenter

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  • Kris Jenner Volunteers As Tribute To Be Kim Kardashian's Surrogate

    We all know the well-worn joke about Kris Jenner desperately trying to be the fourth Kardashian sister. Stealing her daughters’ clothing and leaving clubs with rappers in the early hours of the morning certainly make the momager an easy target.

    But Jenner truly outdid herself on Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” when she volunteered to carry daughter Kim Kardashian’s future baby to term via surrogacy without a hint of irony. 

    Kardashian has been open about exploring surrogacy as an option to deliver a third child. The reality TV star suffered from preeclampsia, as well as a life-threatening condition called placenta accreta, during her first pregnancy and experienced labor complications while delivering her second child.

    Enter Jenner, 61, who spent the majority of Sunday’s episode on a quest to determine whether she was fertile or not after receiving a letter from a married couple who was interested in buying her eggs.

    Ever the optimist, Kourtney Kardashian quickly shut down the possibility of Jenner procreating. 

    “It’s definitely a compliment that somebody wants to purchase your eggs, but she’s 61,” Kourtney said. “I don’t think she has any eggs. That is absolutely ridiculous.”

    After a fertility doctor broke the news to Jenner that her eggs were no longer viable but that she still might be able to carry a baby to full term as a surrogate, naturally the conversation shifted to how she could help her daughter. 

    “Do you want to carry mine?” Kim asked. 

    “If I really thought that I could carry it for you and it would be born OK, I would do it in two seconds,” Kris replied. “I really would.”

    Yet again, Kourtney kept it real by politely informing her mother that she was late to the surrogacy party. 

    “I already offered myself,” she said. “So, don’t act like you’re the only Mother Theresa in here!” 

    Tune in next week to see Kris disguise herself as Kylie to date Travis Scott. 

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  • Chelsea Handler Says Melania Would Be An 'American Hero' If She Divorced Donald Trump

    Everyone is having a good laugh over Melania Trump publicly humiliating her husband, Donald Trump ― including Chelsea Handler. 

    Handler, who was promoting her Netflix show on “The View” Monday, was absolutely delighted by video of Melania swatting away Donald’s attempt at holding her hand when the first couple arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel. 

    “I have a fantasy. I just want Melania to finally come out and divorce him. She would be an American hero,” Handler told the “View” co-hosts. “We would embrace her if she just said, ‘Listen, this guy’s disgusting, and I know all of his dirty secrets and I’m willing to tell everybody.’”

    Even if Melania is willing or wants to divorce Donald and spill his secrets one day, actively embracing her might be a step too far.

    In 2011, Melania appeared on “The Joy Behar Show,” where she defended her husband’s false, racist conspiracy theory and repeated his birther claims almost verbatim, according to Vanity Fair. 

    “Do you want to see President Obama’s birth certificate or not?,” Melania asked Behar. “In one way, it would be very easy if President Obama just show it. It’s not only Donald who wants to see it. It’s American people who voted for him and who didn’t vote for him — they want to see that!”

    There are plenty of people who love the idea that Melania seemingly hates her husband. During Trump’s inauguration, a meme was born when, as soon as Trump turned his back to her, Melania’s face completely fell. The Twitterverse went on to use the hashtag #FreeMelania, which was also spotted on signs at Women’s March in January.

    Perhaps, in this case, it’s actually easy to mistake schadenfreude for sympathy, but author and sex columnist Dan Savage previously explained that no one should be giving the first lady a pass.

    “[T]here are some folks on the left who not only don’t hate her, they view her as some sort of sympathetic figure. The pretty princess in the tower locked up by the orange ogre with the bad combover, a princess desperately blinking out distress signals during swearing-in ceremonies and inaugural balls,” he said during one of his podcasts in March. 

    Adding, “She’s an immigrant who doesn’t give a s**t about the plight of other immigrants. She’s famously a plagiarist. And she’s brought ruinous lawsuits against journalists and bloggers accusing them of among other things, potentially interfering with her ability to profit off her role as first lady.”

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  • Drake Bows Down To His Nation’s Honorary Queen, Céline Dion

    What a time to be alive, eh?

    Famous Canadians Drake and Céline Dion met backstage at Sunday night’s Billboard Music Awards and the exchange looked as sweet as maple syrup.

    The sensitive rapper, who took home a record-breaking 13 awards including Top Artist, was completely humbled when he met the legendary singer. That night, Dion performed the “Titanic” hit “My Heart Will Go On” to mark the film’s 20th anniversary during the show.

    When Drake met Dion, he did what any good Canadian should do in her presence — he bowed.

    And, alas, Twitter loved the moment.

    Drake then told Dion, in footage of their encounter that surfaced online, “You’re very iconic.”

    “It’s very nice to meet you!” Dion responded.

    “I’m a year away from a Céline tat,” Drake added, demonstrating where he would possibly tattoo some Céline-inspired ink.

    Dion seemed pleased with Drake’s very polite worshipping of her.

    She even gave Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, permission to take a photo with her.

    All in all, the meeting seemed pretty adorable.

    Oh, man.

    This moment is now here in our hearts, and our hearts will go on. And on.

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  • Please Don't Make Us Watch Ellen's Interview With Jessica Simpson Again

    The most endearing yet frustrating thing about Jessica Simpson is the “dumb blonde” persona she cooked up somewhere in the early 2000s, when “Irresistible” was still a bop and her father wasn’t dressing like a misguided teenage fashionista. Just kidding, “Irresistible” will always be a bop. 

    It was, however, a bit more charming back when Nick Lachey was there to remind her that, yes, what she was eating was fish, not chicken, and she wasn’t making things uncomfortable for everybody on a daytime talk show. 

    Fast-forward to Monday’s episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with peak Simpson on full display, as she kicked off the interview by informing the public about her childbearing future literally three seconds after sitting down. 

    “I’m not pregnant on your show!” Simpson exclaimed. 

    “Are you sure that you’re not pregnant?” Ellen DeGeneres asked. “I heard that you were.”

    “Oh, gosh!” the singer replied. “We had an IUD. Nothing’s gonna get in that uterus!”

    Refusing to swing at softballs, DeGeneres laughed and said, “I’m not touching that.”

    What followed was a stop-start exchange between the two, with DeGeneres trying to keep Simpson on track as she subjected everyone to a painfully off-topic story about mermaids for hire and fumbled over basic math when asked how long she’s been with husband Eric Johnson. 

    “That’s a long time. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a seven-year relationship, other than with a woman,” Simpson said.

    “No, not that!” she added after DeGeneres essentially pulled a Jim from “The Office” and looked at the camera. “No! I mean, my besties that understand me.” 

    Ellen breaking the fourth wall is all of us. 

    Watch a clip from the interview above. 

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  • Ellie Kemper Shares First Photo Of Adorable Son

    Ellie Kemper has been quite busy lately. In addition to promoting the third season of her Netflix show, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the actress is also raising her baby boy.

    Kemper and her husband, Michael Koman, welcomed baby James last summer. Appearing on “Today” on Friday, the star publicly shared a photo of her son for the first time. And clearly, he’s a total cutie.

    The mom certainly thinks so. “He is the cutest baby on the planet,” she told Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer.

    “Now that I’m a mom, when I see a photo of any baby, I know ― even if I think the baby is just so-so ― you have to react like, ‘That’s the cutest baby I’ve ever seen!’” she added. “Because if anyone doesn’t have that response when I [show them] a picture of James, I’d leave. It would cut!”

    Kemper also noted that her son isn’t particularly interested in baby toys at this point, preferring “to tear up paper.”

    Speaking with Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” last week, she noted that James also likes playing with drain plugs, boxes and “the loose skin” on her neck.

    As the new mom told Jones and Dreyer: “Motherhood is crazy! Why didn’t anyone tell me?” 

    Watch the full video from her “Today” interview to see Kemper’s photo of baby James and hear more of her thoughts on parenthood and this season of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

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