Lyric McHenry May Not Have Been Pregnant at Time of Death

Questions about the stunning death of former E! reality star Lyric McHenry continue to circulate.

Very early on the morning of August 14, the close friend of EJ Johnson and the woman who appeared on multiple episodes of EJNYC was found dead on a sidewalk in New York City.

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She was wearing only a pajama top and underwear and, most disturbing of all, a ziplock bag with cocaine inside was also discovered on her person.

Also, according to initial reports, McHenry was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death.

Just awful, right?

However, it was assumed upon reading these reports, at least by us at The Hollywood Gossip, that medical tests had been run that proven McHenry was expecting a child.

Now, though, it seems as if this may not have been the case.

A family spokesperson named Edna Sims Porter tells Us Weekly that McHenry’s loved ones were unaware of any pregnancy, stating for the record:

“Lyric did not share that with the family, so we’ll all have to wait for the autopsy report.”

This quote comes on the heels of a close friend saying something similar, expressing shock that McHenry was allegedly pregnant.

Porter, meanwhile, goes on to imply (or outright say, really) that no exam was performed that proved Lyric was going to be a mother.

“I’ve seen the police report and I talked to the police about that and they said to me, ‘That was from someone that we interviewed,'” Porter explains of how this strong rumor got started.

She concludes;

“That’s one of the things we’re going to find out the details about.

“We’re all baffled because you don’t even see a baby bump. Twenty weeks, that’s five months, right? It seems like she would be showing.”

McHenry was a Stanford graduate who volunteered years ago for Barack Obama.

She also worked as a television producer.

Due to the state of her body when she was found by the police, along with the bag of cocaine of course, it has been presumed that she died of a drug overdose.

Still, we are awaiting the results of an autopsy and those close to Lyric remain puzzled by how she went from happily celebrating her birthday with friends on Monday evening…

… to ending up as she did just a few hours later in the Bronx.

Per The New York Daily News, the reality star was “found sprawled out on the sidewalk above the Major Deegan Expressway at Undercliff Ave. and Boscobel Place in Highbridge at about 5 a.m.”

McHenry made multiple cameos on EJNYC, a spinoff of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, back in 2016.

Shortly after the terrible news of her passing went viral, her family released a statement that reads as follows:

In contrast, what is factual and known is that Lyric who just turned 26 last week on August 6, was a brilliant, creative and lovely young woman who shared a deep passion for writing, film and a long-standing commitment to social justice.

She was a Christian who grew up in Los Angeles and attended the Center for Early Education and graduated from the Marlborough School in Los Angeles.

Lyric graduated from Stanford University in 2014 where she studied in Paris, France for a year and spoke fluent French…

McHenry poses here with Michelle Obama. The late 26-year old was known for her political activism.

Lyric’s warmth, compassion and energy will be missed by many and the family would appreciate that all speculation surrounding the circumstances of death cease until the real facts are determined during the current investigation by the NYPD and the City of New York…

The Funeral Service will be held in her hometown Los Angeles at a date to be determined.

McHenry is survived by her father, producer and Director Doug McHenry, her mother Jennifer, a stylist, and her sister, Maya McHenry, who also appeared on episodes of EJNYC.

May she rest in peace.


Johnny Depp: One Time Amber Heard Took a Dump on My Bed as Payback!

It may be that Johnny Depp is broke after blowing his fortune on a weird, random collection, but he still has a lot of friends.

And one of them has come forward with a story claiming that, during his marriage to Amber Heard, she pooped on their bed. As a prank.

Honestly, this might be the least upsetting story about their marriage that we’ve heard. But it’s still very gross.

So, remember Depp’s recent claim that Amber supposedly punched him because he was late to a party?

Well, someone close to him came forward to the Daily Mirror to say that Amber retaliated against him for being late … by defecating on their marital bed.

Though Amber apparently said that it was one of their dogs, this claim was dismissed because of the size of the excrement.

The source claims that there was some sort of “strong, photographic evidence that connected Amber to the feces.”

The incident, the source says, seemed to be a “prank.”

On a more serious note, it was allegedly during a fight about this incident that Depp is said to have thrown a phone at Amber’s face.

That is definitely not the worst of the accusations about Depp from the time of their marriage, but it’s upsetting.

Oddly, this source also says that the bed defecation incident was a factor in their split.

The Daily Mirror says that Amber’s rep responded to their query and explained the incident.

“Boo has some serious bowel control issues,” the rep says, referring to one of the couple’s small dogs — whom Amber won in the divorce.

“There was never a joke,” the rep clarifies. “It wasn’t something done to be disrespectful.”

“It was an innocent thing, it’s what pets will do,” the rep continues.

“We don’t have anything else to say,” the rep asserts. “Ms Heard is moving on and we do not want to engage in this nonsense.”

This is gross, but it’s also a gross story that dates back more than two years.

And, unlike allegations of abuse, it’s nothing more than disgusting. If it’s true, it’s yucky and unsanitary. If it was the dogs, it’s still yucky and unsanitary.

So why, some wonder, is this coming up?

Our best guess is that this is because Depp has been facing some really bad PR lately and perhaps he or someone close to him is trying to somehow deflect.

But that’s just a guess. Honestly, who can say?

Johnny Depp looks like he’s dying in recent photographs, but that’s just a small part of the story.

More seriously, Depp is being sued for allegedly punching a dude and then offering that man money to hit him back in some bizarre fit of aggression.

That story did not come as a surprise to those who believed Amber Heard when she accused him of domestic violence.

Or to those who remember Depp’s hotel room-destroying antics from the ’90s.

But it sounds like the fallout from Depp’s abuse accusations is really getting under his skin.

A number of diehard Harry Potter fans have vowed to not see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald — because Depp is in it, and because JK Rowling and the director defended his casting.

Some have even taken to nicknaming the film “The Crimes of Johnny Depp.”

These fans wish that Depp would stop ruining Harry Potter, as they believe that to be JK Rowling’s job.

Depp has seen some of this coverage, which is apparently what motivated him to — years after their court battle — accuse Amber of having punched him in retaliation for him being late.

It sounds like — whether it was one of the couple’s dogs or Amber herself — the story of this defecation was shared in an effort to deflect attention from that.


Ashley Jacobs and Thomas Ravenel: It’s Over! For Good This Time!

Earlier this month, it looked like Ashley Jacobs and Thomas Ravenel were over. But in the space of a day, Ashley insisted that they were now back together.

Now, however, the embattled Southern Charm star and the extremely confrontational nurse are over. Officially.

Ashley broke the news herself.

In a tearful Instagram Live session, Ashley Jacobs revealed that she and Thomas are over. For real this time.

“I don’t want to comment but there are just some things I’m trying to handle privately,” Ashley explains.

“Before I say too much, I love Thomas and I’ll always love Thomas,” Ashley clarifies. “I’ll always care about him.”

Not everyone feels that way now that Thomas Ravenel has been accused of rape by a couple of women and others have come forward to share tales of upsetting behavior from him.

“I’m still trying to work it out,” Ashley explains. “Not work out getting back together, but I’m still trying to figure it out.”

Ashley Jacobs is Sad on Instagram Live

“I think everyone’s been through breakups before,” Ashley says. “But it’s hard.”

It is difficult. Emotions are a curse.

“It’s not easy,” Ashley admits.

“Sometimes,” Ashley says. “You just want to stay quiet and figure out what the next move in your life is going to be.”

That sounds very smart.

Ashley explains: “I’m just trying to take care of myself the best way that I can.”

“You guys know some eligible bachelors,” Ashley jokes. “Hook me up.”

She then goes above and beyond to assure her followers that she is not a gold-digging famewhore.

“They don’t have to have money,” Ashley insists. “I’m okay with that.”

Ashley’s willingness to uproot her life after five dates to live with Thomas across the country, and the fact that she seemed to flirt with other wealthy men on Southern Charm, gave a different impression.

“I just want someone to love me for me,” she says.

Again, Ashley insists: “It’s never been about money.”

There were also rumors that Ashley Jacobs is an escort, which she found hurtful — though, of course, there is nothing wrong with sex work.

“Like I said, I work hard,” Ashley continues. “I wouldn’t quit my job.”

Ashley is a registered nurse.

“I drive my cute little Honda,” Ashley says, reassuring fans. “I’m okay.”

Ashley posted something much more vague to her Instagram page.

“I am who I am today because of my failures,” Ashley writes. “I am compassionate because I’ve failed.”

“I am understanding because I’ve failed. I am more emotionally aware because I’ve failed,” Ashley continues. “I’m smarter because I’ve failed.”

“And I understand the values and beliefs of the things that matter in life because of those failures,” she explains.

“So I would never take them back,” Ashley insists. “I would never go back in time and change a single thing.”

Ashley tagged her post: “#NewMe”

You know what? She may have been a Southern Charm villain, but we’re strangely happy for her.

Go live your life, Ashley.


Meghan Markle: Why She May Actually Be Pregnant This Time

We interrupt our coverage of Meghan Markle feuding with members of her real family to provide an update on Meghan Markle’s hypothetical future family.


Allow us to explain…

The first part of that introduction needs no explanation, right?

Markle’s father, Thomas, and half-sister, Samantha, have spent the past several weeks trashing the Duchess of Sussex in every conceivable manner.

It’s grown so bad that Markle and Prince Harry are reportedly considering some extreme measures in order to get Thomas and Samantha to shut the heck up.

So that sums up Markle’s terrible relatives.

But what about her impending relatives?

That is, what about all the chatter that Markle is either pregnant or about to be pregnant or anything of that nature?

The public is beyond anxious to learn when Meghan and Harry will procreate, despite the fact that the Royal Beauties only got married this past May.

Now, however, we have some concrete information that may give us an idea of what Markle and Harry have planned.

We’re not talking about some supermarket tabloid report here about Markle and Kate Middleton both being pregnant and expecting on the same day or anything.

Instead, we’re talking about how the attractive newlyweds are preparing to move into their new home at Windsor Castle – and at least one renovation has folks thinking that a baby is on the way.

Actually, that two babies are on the way.

Why is this now a safe assumption to make?

Because part of the work being done on Adelaide Cottage involves a pair of nurseries being set up.

Does this mean Markle is expecting twins?

Or simply that she and Harry plan on having two kids?

Or merely that the size of the home only really allows two nurseries to be built right now?

We can’t answer these questions for certain at the moment.

Rest assured, however, that we’ll continue to ask them until a pregnancy announcement is made!

Says a source to Celebrity Insider:

Harry and Meghan both feel Adelaide Cottage is the perfect place for them to raise a family together.

“But given that they’re rushing to make room for a baby, palace insiders are whispering that they could be expecting already!”

See! We’re not the only ones constantly refreshing our browsers for confirmation and hoping to hear the exciting news from Meghan and Harry at some point soon.

Prince Harry has already sai that he “would love to be a dad,” while Markle admitted that it was her “dream to start a family.”

There’s no doubt that the stars will eventually become parents.

The only question now is… when?!?


Duggar Kids Demand Time Off: We’re Sick of Living In Front of a Camera!

Often when the fine denizens of the internet are spewing invective against reality stars in some sort of online forum the phrase “get a real job” is bandied about.

Far be it for us to defend the Kardashians and Snookis of the world — people who could buy and sell us despite never having set foot in an office in their adult lives — but life as a reality star can actually be quite demanding.

And as the Duggar family is now learning the hard way, it’s particularly tough on young people.

According to a new report from Radar Online, the Jim Bob and Michelle’s offspring have essentially formed a union.

Their sole demand?

No more round-the-clock filming.

Yes, apparently, the Jana, Jill, Jessa, et al. are fed up with living their lives in the presence of a camera crew.

They don’t want to give up the gig entirely, mind you — it still beats the hell out of punching the clock at a 9 to 5, after all — they’re just sick of feeling like slaves to Counting On‘s demanding production schedule.

“The kids just don’t want to be in front of the cameras 24/7,” one insider tells Radar.

“They have a big break in between filming to carry on with their lives.”

Apparently, the driving force behind this mini-mutiny is second-eldest son John David Duggar.

John David is currently courting Abbie Burnett, and it seems he doesn’t want his first romantic relationship to be painstakingly documented by a full camera crew.

At first, it seems, he kept his relationship on the down-low, and now that it’s out in the open, he insists that he and Abbie be allowed some time away from the cameras.

“John David kept his relationship quiet and hidden so he could enjoy time without press,” says the source.

The other Duggars, apparently inspired by his example, have reportedly also demanded more private time.

But if you’re concerned about the future of Counting On, fear not.

The insider says the Duggar kids are planning to keep working for TLC for the foreseeable future.

“They will keep doing the show for a while,” the source says.

Sounds like they have at least a few more seasons left in them.

But just to be safe, you might want to watch Counting On online while you still can.