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Lamar Odom: CRUSHED, Hurt by Khloe Kardashian’s Pregnancy!

She waited until three months after the news broke, but Khloe Kardashian confirmed her pregnancyfinally. And she even showed off her baby bump.

Khloe is overjoyed. Tristan Thompson is overjoyed.

But Khloe’s ex, Lamar Odom, is having a very different reaction.

Before we talk about Lamar Odom’s response, we need to talk about how Khloe made her big announcement.

Because what Khloe had to say … is very, very relevant.

“My greatest dream realized!” Khloe wrote. “We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along.”

She writes more about how she finds religious significance behind her pregnancy.

“He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient.”

But this is no immaculate conception, and Khloe talks happily about her baby daddy.

“I still at times can’t believe that our love created life! Tristan, thank you for loving me the way that you do!”

Tristan Thompson penned his own tribute to Khloe’s pregnancy, of course.

“Thank you for treating me like a Queen! Thank you for making me feel beautiful at all stages! Tristan, most of all, Thank you for making me a MOMMY!!!”

She’s clearly very excited.

“You have made this experience even more magical than I could have envisioned! I will never forget how wonderful you’ve been to me during this time! Thank you for making me so happy my love!”

Khloe included this photo of her baby bump. Finally!

She also gives a shout-out to fans.

“Thank you to everyone for the love and positive vibes!”

And there’s acknowledgement that we’ve all known about Khloe’s pregnancy since September.

“I know we’ve been keeping this quiet but we wanted to enjoy this between our family and close friends as long as we could privately. To enjoy our first precious moments just us.”

That’s odd for such a public person, but … sure.

“Thank you all for understanding. I am so thankful, excited, nervous, eager, overjoyed and scared all in one! But it’s the best bundle of feelings I’ve ever felt in my life!”

That’s a lot of happiness!

But you know who isn’t feeling the joy?

Lamar Odom.

HollywoodLife reports that Lamar Odom is wounded by Khloe’s wording.

Lamar is happy for Khloe but that doesn’t mean this doesn’t hurt.”

Famously, Khloe and Lamar tried to get pregnant. Though … Khloe has suggested that she wasn’t trying in earnest, once she saw their relationship deteriorating.

“It’s heartbreaking for him that she’s having a baby with someone else.”

Which means that he still has feelings for her.

He‘s not over Khloe.”

Yikes.

“Their divorce is still a painful subject for him and one of his biggest regrets is that he wasn’t able to get her pregnant.”

Well, surely he should be happy that he didn’t get her pregnant, or they’d be putting a child through a divorce.

(Unless he believes that a baby would have fixed their relationship. It doesn’t work that way, folks)

“And now that she’s having someone else’s baby it’s a big reminder of how he failed.”

Failed in their relationship.

But also, in his mind, failed as a man.

You know how it’s been suggested that Lamar Odom is sterile?

Since Khloe is pregnant, apparently that rumor is picking up steam. And Lamar’s not loving it.

“People are giving him grief over it too, saying this proves all their fertility troubles were his fault; it’s humiliating.”

“And the things she said in her announcement only makes this worse.”

Certain phrases in particular.

“The stuff about how God’s timing was right all along might be true but it’s still a huge slap in the face to Lamar.”

Basically, she was saying that not only was her relationship with Lamar not meant to last, but divinely ordained to end.

He wishes she could have been more thoughtful about the words she chose.”

You know what?

As happy as Khloe is and as much as what she does with her uterus is absolutely not Lamar Odom’s business, that last bit sounds fair.

It never hurts to be thoughtful.

It can be so easy to get carried away, telling a joke or celebrating something in front of someone for whom it’s a sore subject.

Choose your words carefully for your audience, folks. It’s part of being a nice person.

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Matt Lauer Apologizes for Causing “Hurt, Damage and Disappointment”

Matt Lauer has finally addressed the actions that prompted NBC to fire him in the middle of the night on Monday.

Two days after he was let go due to what network executives deemed to be “inappropriate sexual behavior,” the long-time Today Show host has issued a lengthy statement.

He doesn’t deny very much about what has been said about him in it.

Through his own publicist, Lauer said the following this morning.

We’ll just go ahead and run it word-for-word:

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.

As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.

I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full time job.

The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love.

I thank them for their patience and grace.

Lauer, of course, is the latest major name in Hollywood to be accused of some kind of sexual harassment or misconduct.

Sparked by a report that exposed producer Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator, victims have been inspired for weeks to come forward.

As a result, A-Listers such as Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K. and Charlie Rose have been exposed, accused fired or all of the above.

But Lauer is probably the biggest name so far, considering how long he had served as lead anchor on Today, greeting millions of viewers every morning.

There had been rumors for years that NBC might let him go due to alleged attitude problems and falling ratings.

Not due to the sort of allegations that are now surrounding the embattled star.

He reportedly sent co-workers sex toys and demanded they be used in his presence.

He reportedly dropped his pants in front of underlings and asked them to perform a sex act.

He reportedly bent a staffer over a chair in his office and had sex with her against her will, to the point that she passed out halfway through the interaction.

These accusations are way past the point of the occasional inappropriate or misguided touch.

It seems truly astounding (and confusing and depressing) that such actions could have been going on for so long at such a major program; without colleagues either knowing or caring enough to do anything about them.

And it’s beyond disturbing that Lauer may have actually committed these acts, of course.

Today remains the most-watched morning program among viewers between 25 and 54, the demographic most coveted by advertisers in news programming.

Lauer had been the head anchor since 1994, earning more than $ 25 million per year with his new contract.

It’s unclear at the moment who will take his place alongside Savannah Guthrie each morning, but that’s not really anyone’s focus right now.

We’re just trying to figure out what happened at the show, how it went unreported for so long… and whether we’d feel bad if Lauer were hung by his toenails for the next several hours.

Upon dismissing Lauer, NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack said the following:

“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer…

“Our highest priority is to create a workplace environment where everyone feels safe and protected, and to ensure that any actions that run counter to our core values are met with consequences, no matter who the offender.

“We are deeply saddened by this turn of events. But we will face it together as a news organization – and do it in as transparent a manner as we can.”

We’ll continue to keep readers apprised of this horrible story as it develops.

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Tamra Judge Rips Critics, Abuse Claims: I Would NEVER Hurt Sidney!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge has been absolutely relishing her vow renewal to husband Eddie this month.

That said, she has plenty of other things on her mind.

Denying accusations lobbed at her by estranged daughter Sidney, Judge offered more than just an update on her romantic trip to Aruba.

Tamra, 49, made her first statements directly referencing the bombshell abuse claims made by her 18-year-old, long estranged child.

“So many wonderful memories made. Although bittersweet,” Judge wrote on Instagram and Twitter, along with a broken heart emoji.

“I want to say thank you to everyone that has reached out to see if I’m okay,” Tamra responded to her daughter‘s post, pointedly adding:

“I/We are trying our best to enjoy our vacation. Thank you to my Mom who is not taking this very well and feels the need to defend me.”

“I love you Mom. I love my daughter and I would NEVER abuse, hurt or neglect her in any way,” the Bravo reality TV mainstay continued.

This past Monday, Sidney Barney went off on Judge as “no mother” to her, explaining the reasons for their ongoing rift in blunt terms.

“The reasons I left my mothers house are that she was neglectful (leaving us at home with no food or simply ignoring us entirely),” she said.

“She constantly put herself first and the biggest reason was that she was mentally and emotionally abusive,” Sidney shared.

Many who watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online and haven’t seen Sidney in years have wondered why this is.

Many more who follow Tamra’s life off screen are inclined to believe the teenager, though Judge takes issue with her claims.

To her credit, after defending herself, she pleaded to fans not to harass her daughter and to “direct [comments] at me if you need to.” 

In her latest post, Judge attempted to protect Sidney by requesting that her fans “do not send Sidney negative messages or comments.”

The mother of four did clap back at Gretchen Rossi, whom she called a “thirsty wannabe” after the RHOC alum echoed Sidney’s criticisms.

To put it mildly, Tamra did not hold back.

“I usually don’t give this troll any attention because it’s exactly what she wants,” Judge said, before absolutely unloading on her rival.

“After years of her bashing me and now reaching out to my daughter I must say. Gretchen you are the biggest piece of s–t I’ve ever met.”

“Move on with your sad empty childless life and stay out of mine you thirsty wannabe. You have NO IDEA What my family is going through.”

Tamra’s divorce from Simon Barney was as ugly as it gets, and her relationship with Sidney has clearly become a sad casualty of this.

That doesn’t mean she isn’t at fault – or that her comments are appropriate – but it’s a more complex situation than many fans realize.

Not that she’s putting it in those terms when Gretchen inserts herself into the situation and Tamra feels she has to hit back doubly hard.

Judge absolutely burned Rossi:

“It’s just an opportunity for you to get your name in the press. #obsessedfreak. Funny you of all people should be talking about morals.”

“You have none!”

Wow.

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