Selena Gomez to Justin Bieber: Congrats on the Engagement, Jerk!

It’s been three weeks since Justin Bieber got engaged to Hailey Baldwin, and millions of Beliebers are still reeling in shock from the news.

Of course, no one was more shocked than Justin’s most famous ex, Selena Gomez.

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Reports about Selena’s reaction have varied, but accounts concur that she was shocked by the engagement.

Some have claimed that Selena was happy to be rid of Justin for good, while others say she would do anything to win him back.

The former scenario was always much more believable, and it’s supported by a new report from Star Magazine.

The tabloid claims that Selena recently wrote a letter to Justin congratulating him on his engagement.

“Selena was initially blindsided by Justin’s wedding plans, but after lots of contemplation realized it’s for the best, and told him so in a letter,” a source told the tabloid.

“She told pals it gave her enormous closure, because it marked the end of a long, painful chapter of her life.”

The insider claims that with the mailing of the letter (frankly, we’re finding it tough to believe that Selena really still uses snail mail, but whatever), Selena felt that she had permanently turned the page on an important chapter in her life:

“Selena doesn’t want to be linked to Justin forever,” the insider said.

“She really just wants to get on with her life. She doesn’t want to be part of the Justin circus anymore.” 

A separate source says Selena looks forward to a future in which she and Justin can enjoy a relationship as platonic friends and share memories of their time together: 

“Selena hopes to get to a point where she looks back on her time with Justin fondly and moves on,” the insider claims.

“At the end of the day, she only wants the best for him.” 

Well, if this report is accurate, then that’s awfully mature of Selena.

Of course, it’s no surprise that she would seize the opportunity to be the bigger person.

Not only has she always been much more emotionally evolved than Justin, she’s now unburdened of the baggage that may have prevented her from seeking out a relationship with someone who’s actually on her level.

It’s a win-win!


Blac Chyna to Kim Kardashian: Congrats on the Baby! I’ll Still Beat You in Court!

For a woman who was just delivered a serious blow in her court battle against the Kardashians, Blac Chyna seems to be in astonishingly good spirits.

She’s vowing to keep fighting after her huge setback.

But she’s also congratulating Kim and Kanye on the birth of their third child, calling the baby girl a “blessing.”

You didn’t miss Kim Kardashian’s new, bizarre baby’s name, right? Kimye’s youngest daughter’s name is Chicago West.

(Chicago West sounds like the name of a fashion line or perhaps like Carmen Sandiego’s apprentice, so … it’s fine)

Before the news of the baby girl’s name even broke, The Blast caught up to Blac Chyna and asked what she thought of Kim’s third child being born.

Chyna replied: “It’s always a blessing. They deserve blessings.”

Some may find it surprising that Chyna could be so chipper about the Kardashians, considering recent developments.

So, you know how Blac Chyna is suing the entire Kardashian clan?

She claims that they used their influence to sabotage her reality career when it had scarcely begun, effectively blacklisting her at E!

If true, this would mean that the Kardashians cost her not only the money she would have earned through reality TV income, but cash from merchandising and endorsements and appearances. Which is why she’s suing.

The Kardashians argue that they didn’t maliciously undercut her career — that she missed out on work because she refused to film scenes with Rob, and even got a restraining order against him.

Blac Chyna reportedly hates that argument, and countered that she shouldn’t have lost her job over her fear of Rob.

Well, RadarOnline reports that Blac Chyna’s lawsuit against the Kardashians saw a major setback.

““Chyna lost today,” their source claims.

“But it is a temporary situation. Chyna is going to fight back.”

That’s no surprise. Chyna’s a fighter, clearly.

“She is going to go back and try again and try and convince the judge of his error.”

What error, you ask?

Reportedly, the judge in the case indicated that he’s going to remove both Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner from the lawsuit.

This weakens Blac Chyna’s case, we imagine, in two ways.

One, because Kris and Kim have deep pockets, and if they’re not the targets of her lawsuit, she can’t be awarded damages directly from them.

Two, and we’re just guessing (not legal experts), but one imagines that Blac Chyna will have a harder time arguing that, say, Rob pulled some carefully crafted scheme to sabotage her reality career. Rob is … well, Rob.

He’s not exactly an evil genius.

But apparently Blac Chyna stands fully poised to convince the judge that Kim and Kris do belong within the scope of her lawsuit.

Failing though, though, she’s said to be prepared to amend her lawsuit in such a way that she can still win.

Still, though Blac Chyna’s called the Kardashians all sorts of nasty things during the course of her falling out with the family and these legal fights, it’s not a surprise that she’s speaking pleasantly about Chicago’s birth.

Blac Chyna’s link to the Kardashians isn’t Rob — it’s Dream.

When Chyna talks about Chicago, she’s not just talking about the child of her enemy, she’s talking about the newborn cousin of her own baby daughter.

Her feud with the Kardashians is … very complicated.


Matt Baier and Jennifer Conlon to Amber Portwood: Congrats on the Baby!

Although Matt Baier has moved on from Amber Portwood, how does he feel about the fact that she’s expecting another man’s child?

Better than you might think, given their personal history.

The controversial Teen Mom OG superfan-turned-cast member and his new wife Jennifer Conlon told Radar that they’re quite happy.

“We are very happy for Amber and her baby,” Conlon said.

“We’re in love ourselves so we don’t have ill will,” she adds. “Their split was a blessing in disguise for everyone involved.”

This crew is acting far too mature about all of this.

Portwood called off her wedding to Baier a second time this year after he failed a lie detector test regarding him making sexual advances.

Toward other people, that is, while dating Amber.

Although the two tried to save their relationship on Marriage Boot Camp, they split for good … and she began dating Andrew Glennon.

Glennon, who was a crew member on that show, promptly got Amber Portwood pregnant with her second child as Baier moved to Vegas.

There, Matt Baier married Jennifer Conlon, pronto.

Yesterday, Conlon spoke out for the first time about their wedding and their relationship, as the couple looks to put any rumors to rest.

Says Matt: “All I ever want is for her to be safe and happy. Amber is very intelligent. If she’s happy then I’m happy. She deserves to be happy.” 

“There are a lot of people who want me to bash Amber because of the situation. I have nothing but good thoughts and hopes for Amber.”

Baier admitted that while he wasn’t “hurt” by her pregnancy, he was blindsided, and wishes he found out from her instead of the media.

“She’s not under obligation to let me know,” he admits. “But I would’ve made the courtesy call because our relationship wasn’t over for long.”

Asked if he hoped he would reconcile with Portwood before the two moved on, Matt said, “We were very co-dependent on each other.”

“When we split there was a sense of ‘this breakup can’t last‘ because we were too dependent on each other,” the 47-year-old added.

“When I got in my relationship and she got in hers that was the sign that it’s really done. My hope is we can we remain friends.”

His new wife is equally hopeful and optimistic.

“When you meet somebody and you have a connection, you know it in your heart,” Conlon said in their candid interview.

“It’s not something you question. It felt right to us. Getting married is something we wanted. We decided it was time, so he asked me to marry him.”

As for those allegations/uncomfortable facts that Baier is a lying, cheating drug addict with 7-9 kids and a sketchy history of supporting them?

“Matt is a wonderful man,” she told Radar.

“What people think of him and how he’s portrayed, that’s not the man he truly is. He is everything and more. He’s generous and loving.”

“It’s unfortunate that people think differently.”

“Matt is a good man, yet he gets attacked in a way I don’t understand. That’s not the person in front of me. His actions don’t show that.”

Conlon says she doesn’t understand the public’s fixation with Matt’s past, adding that it “has nothing to do with the relationship.”

“The life we have now is what we have now.”

“Matt is a wonderful partner, friend and someone who listens. I take a person for who they are today and what they do now.”

Sounds very promising. Of course, they’ve only known each other a few months, and he’s only been apart from Amber a few months.

She’s also not one of the people he owes child support too, so clearly the couple will have to beat some pretty strong odds.


Taylor Swift Sends Bizarre Congrats Video to Russell Westbrook, Who She’s Never Met

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