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My 600 Lb Life star James King died this weekend: Photos & tributes from family

We just wrote about James King a couple of weeks ago; the My 600 Lb Life star appeared to be in improved health and was celebrating the birth of his newest grandchild. Since then, the man’s condition took a shocking, unfortunate turn for the worse: we’ve just learned that James King died this weekend, surrounded by loved ones. Read on for the latest, including James’ obituary and what appear to be the final photos of James taken before his passing.

LINKS Katy Perry gender reveal, Larry David not good, The Queen’s speech…

THE BLEMISHEvidently the way a Katy Perry gender reveal works is she smears a ton of appropriately colored frosting on her man’s face. Did she smash Orlando Bloom’s face into a cake first? Did she just stir food coloring into a prepackaged canister of frosting, then grab a handful of it and say “Honey, stop squirming?” Anyway, this is also what Orlando looks like when thick gobs of pink frosting render him nearly unrecognizable; congrats to these two

DLISTEDGood old Larry David just had to go and open himself up to endless (& justified) social media criticism by declaring that he’d read Woody Allen’s “fantastic” memoir and after doing so it’s “hard to walk away…thinking that this guy did anything wrong.”

JEZEBELNow The Crown really needs to go for its intended six seasons, because 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth II had another defining moment of her reign this weekend after going on television to address Britain on the importance of taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously. The Queen’s speech, which was well-reviewed, came just hours before British PM Boris Johnson had to be admitted to the hospital ten days after announcing he’d contracted coronavirus

VOXAnd in a gentle segue, here’s yet more proof the Trump administration is bungling things about as badly as it could in the face of a genuine (and open-ended!) emergency

CELEBITCHYLady Gaga is feeling a bit trapped by her fame these days, which is something celebrities always open themselves up to major criticism for whenever they bring it up. On the other hand, “Tea For One” is one of the best songs on Presence, and Gaga does suffer from clinical depression, so maybe this one’s just a wash

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP“Christy McGinity & Boyfriend Gonzo Carazo Filming for Little Women: LA While Mourning Loss of Newborn Daughter”

GO FUG YOURSELFBen Affleck and Jennifer Garner are now engaged in a pap stroll war that is maybe exacerbated by the shelter-at-home requirements of our current international crisis? but that, let’s be honest, would likely still be happening even if the world weren’t in the grip of disease panic right now

THE BLASTRIP to Shirley Douglas, who passed away this weekend due to pneumonia complications. Douglas had a six-decade acting career, was a highly respected stage veteran, and was mother to three children, including Kiefer Sutherland

REALITY TEAIf you already miss Love Is Blind try Netflix’s latest offering: “New Netflix Show Too Hot To Handle Has Contestants That Can’t Kiss, Hook Up Or Have Self-Gratification To Win Cash Prize”

LAINEY GOSSIP“I am back on my bullsh-t, pondering which fictional characters would or would not thrive in lockdown. We’ve examined the Roy family and the characters of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, so now it is time to turn our attention to the Avengers

What are the odds of Kylie Jenner having six more children?

The notion of Kylie Jenner having more kids is pretty much accepted gossip-truth at this point. Kylie is still super young, she seems to really enjoy being a mother to Stormi, and she’s got unlimited resources to help with the minute-to-minute stuff like answering “Hey mommy?” hundreds of times an hour when you’ve got other things to do. It wasn’t too long ago that we were all able to paint a more airhead-y portrait of Kylie — i.e., the type of person too busy with frivolity to burden herself with another kid. But, now that’s she’s the Kardashian family’s biggest breadwinner, that image is no longer accurate.

PHOTOS Coliesa from My 600 Lb Life is ‘okay’ in the ICU after flatlining, coma

Fortunately, there’s a break in the horrible news about Coliesa from My 600 Lb Life. Last week, Starcasm broke the story of Coliesa’s recent hospitalization and doctor-induced coma after suffering a rupture in her gastric sleeve. After flatlining in her hospital bed, Coliesa’s family members shared dire details of her situation. But now, it appears that the worst may be behind the Season 8 star.

EXCLUSIVE My 600 Lb Life Nicole Lewis now suing Megalomedia for fraud

With My 600 Lb Life Nicole Lewis now the seventh cast member to sue production company Megalomedia, there’s an added wrinkle to the growing legal dilemma. Nicole — also the second older generation cast member to sue, after Dottie Perkins — is alleging outright fraud on the part of the show’s producers. Read on for the details, including yet another set of claims involving unpaid medical bills.

LINKS Rachel Bloom’s baby, Teresa Giudice’s father, RIP Adam Schlesinger…

CELEBITCHYHappiness and a huge sigh of relief for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator & star Rachel Bloom, who gave birth to her first child in a New York City hospital earlier this week (& fortunately with her husband by her side). So far, all we know for sure about Rachel Bloom’s baby is that the little one is healthy; nowadays, that’s more than enough knowledge

REALITY TEARHONJ star Teresa Giudice says her father Giacinto (aka “Nonno”) is in need of her fans’ “extra prayers, good vibes, love,” as he appears to be in poor health

GO FUG YOURSELFReturning to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for a moment: Adam Schlesinger, who wrote or co-wrote every song on the show, died of coronavirus complications on Wednesday. Adam was also the frontman for Fountains of Wayne, *and* wrote the eponymous song for Tom Hanks’ 1996 directorial debut That Thing You Do RIP to a legend

VOXRemember years ago — decades, even — when Donald Trump was impeached? Well, it turns out that all the way back then a professor who testified during the impeachment hearings predicted exactly how Trump would respond to individual US states during the coronavirus pandemic

JEZEBELOf course none of Jessica Simpson’s exes want to read her memoir; she’s dated some true jerks who did true jerk things to her and would rather not be confronted with Simpson’s perspective of those things

LAINEY GOSSIPI am a little bit disappointed to discover I’m not the first person to think that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes look like zombies on this pap walk. But that won’t stop me from repeating it, because they do, and their glacially slow pace is only half the reason

THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUPThe Pennsylvania Department of Labor is now investigating Kate Gosselin after John accused her of letting the four kids in her custody to film a Kate Plus 8 special without work permits or John’s permission

DLISTEDThe Top Gun and A Quiet Place sequels are the latest major movies to have their release dates pushed way back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Silver lining, though: I now have six more months to insist that the latter should rightly be called A Quiet Place Part II: Inside Voices

THE BLASTHonestly, I would have thought some of Kanye’s high school artwork would appraise for more than $20,000 (and that’s with TV cameras rolling and everything)

THE BLEMISHFor your future quarantine enjoyment: “Rick and Morty Is Coming Back, Bitches!”

MY 600 LB LIFE Tara Taylor split from fiancé Eugene after discovering his two-timing ways

How is My 600 Lb Life Tara now? For one thing, the Louisiana native is newly single — and it sounds like she’s understandably upset about it! Season 2 and Where Are They Now? star Tara Taylor recently revealed that her former fiancé Eugene Perkins had been using a dating app to see other women behind Tara’s back. But that isn’t the worst of it; read on for the details…