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Report: Kendrick Lamar and Fiance Whitney Alford Are Expecting First Child

Kendrick Lamar and his high school sweetheart and fiance Whitney Alford are reportedly expecting their first child together, The Shade Room reported back in July.

The couple got engaged back in 2015 but  have been together for over 10 years and the multi-platinum, Grammy Award -winning artist calls her his

“best friend”.

“I wouldn’t even call her my girl,” Lamar told Billboard magazine .  “That’s my best friend. I don’t even like the term that society has put in the world as far as being a companion — she’s somebody I can tell my fears to.”

Alford is mos’ definitely one of his “Day 1”, a term for the friends and close acquaintances who have been around a now-famous person from the days before they were famous. Check out the pics from this collage of images collected by Media Take Out and Bossip from when the two were much much younger.

Congrats, if true! Neither have confirmed the news publicly and while Lamar has had several appearances and performances since the news, he has not appeared with his fiance in any public photos since then so who knows really?!

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Kim Kardashian West Files Libel Suit Against Gossip Site Claiming She Faked Paris Robbery; They Apologize & Retract

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Kim Kardashian West has sued the online gossip site MediaTakeOut.com for libel after the site portrayed her as a liar and a thief after she was robbed in Paris earlier this month.

In a lawsuit filed in a Manhattan federal court, Kardashian West states not only was she traumatized by the October 3, 2016 robbery but was victimized a second time when the site reported after the attack that she faked the robbery and lied about the assault.

No arrests have been made since, according to Paris police, armed robbers posing as police officers tricked the concierge of the private mansion she was renting while in town for Paris Fashion Week, and then eventually tied, bound and gagged both Kardasian West and the concierge and made off with $10M in jewelry.

The lawsuit says she asked the site to publish a retraction and apologize for painting a victim of a serious crime as a criminal. The lawsuit said the “malicious publication of the articles…is libelous.”

 

After the attack, her husband, Kanye West, abruptly ended his New York concert, announcing that he had a family emergency.

Media Take Out has taken down the post and its editor in chief Fred Mwangaguhunga  told CNN:

“Our number one goal is to produce the most accurate information as quickly as possible and we did that … But now, looking back at it, you have a chance often times to look back and reflect on what it is that happened. It’s now clear that she was robbed. It’s clear that the reporting that we did hurt her, and we certainly don’t want that to be what we do.

It’s a bigger issue than just someone telling you to take it down. Sometimes you take it down because there’s something on there that’s not right and your readers are being misled by the information on it.

Kim Kardashian is not just a celebrity, she is a human being. She is a mother, she is a wife and she was a victim of a violent crime. She definitely did not deserve it and she deserved to be believed.”

Nothing like a million dollar lawsuit to make you change you mind.

Did our April Fools’ Joke spark the current Rihanna pregnancy rumor?

On April Fools’ Day, we posted an article suggesting that pop diva Rihanna was pregnant with her then boyfriend rapper Drake‘s baby. Of course it was a joke and seemingly harmless, but a few days later, mega gossip site Media Take Out published a salacious piece suggesting that the singer was pregnant for real. And as we mentioned Chris Brown  humorously in our post, MTO took it further and suggested Ri Ri visited him in jail and perhaps was still seeing him before he got locked up, and therefore he could be the baby’s father.
Their proof: the fact she drank decaf tea when spotted out with her dad, the fact that she allegedly had given up smoking cigarettes and weed, and that she had supposedly given up alcohol. They pointed at a tiny bump through her shirt, though, as in past wrong reporting, it could have just been the result of a large meal. 
Since then, many other sites and television gossip shows have run with MTO’s “scoop” and are reporting  it widely. 
As we’ve blogged since 2009, female celebrities are often reported incorrectly as being with child, forcing the women to come out and make a public statement denying it or being photographed in a bikini with washboard abs.  To date, Jennifer Aniston still holds the record as appearing on the most celebrity gossip magazine covers wrongly announcing her pregnancy
It  is highly likely that Rihanna is getting the Aniston treatment. Still, we can’t  help but wonder if our little joke sparked the imagination of writers who used the cloak of an anonymous source to get some page views and hits.  Or did they read the first few lines of the post and didn’t get to the April Fools’ part? 
hmmmm…….. Inquiring minds want to know. 
The stuff that make gossip bloggers hated so.
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