Todd Chrisley gets a visit from family members as prison sentence begins, plus more news

Todd Chrisley’s mom, eldest daughter visit him in prison

As Todd and Julie Chrisley continue settling into prison life, Todd’s eldest daughter and his mom have already visited him at the Federal Correctional Institute Pensacola in Florida, where he’s serving a 12-year sentence for federal tax fraud.

Lindsie Chrisley (whose mom is Todd’s ex Teresa Terry) and Todd’s mother Nanny Faye road tripped to Pensacola, Florida, over the weekend to check in on the reality star, ET reported Wednesday (Jan. 25). The outlet was apparently tipped off about the visit by comments Lindsie made on the Wednesday edition of her “Southern Tea” podcast. “My family struggled through a lot with my parents this year,” she said in the show. “So many things that happened legally. Though the outcome wasn’t what we wanted, there is some sense of peace and closure and now we have the opportunity to be able to adjust.”

Julie Chrisley is currently serving her seven-year sentence at the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky. Both Todd and Julie reported to their respective new homes on Jan. 17.

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Kim Kardashian and more stars react to Paris Hilton’s surprise baby news

Paris Hilton and her husband Carter Reum surprised the world on Tuesday (Jan. 24) when they confirmed they’d welcomed a baby boy via surrogate. Paris’ famous pals seemed to be among the many folks who had no idea the couple was even expecting. When Paris shared a photo on Instagram of her newborn’s tiny hand holding onto hers — “You are already loved beyond words,” she captioned the shot — she was greeted with a flood of congrats from friends, old and new.

“So happy for you guys!!!” wrote Kim Kardashian, Paris’ bestie from the way-back. “Thank you love! So in love with my lil angel,” the excited new mom replied. Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner, soon chimed in, “Congratulations what a blessing!!!!! We love you!!!! ❤️🙏😍❤️,” while Paris’ early aughts party sidekick Lindsay Lohan wrote, “Congratulations!!! ❤️🙏❤️.” Chrissy Teigen, who just expanded her family with John Legend, welcoming daughter Esti, wrote, “A BABY!!!!! Congratulations, so happy for you both!!” Other stars sending warm wishes included Demi Lovato (“Congratulations sis!”), Naomi Campbell (“Congratulations to you both , biggest blessing 💙”), Sofia Richie (“Omg congratulations 😍”), designer Betsey Johnson, Kimora Lee Simmons, Diplo and more.

Paris and Carter, both 41, tied the knot in November 2021. As Paris said earlier that year on “The Trend Reporter” podcast, “I really do believe that having a family and having children is the meaning of life.”

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Senators at Ticketmaster, Live Nation hearing couldn’t stop quoting Taylor Swift

Senators involved with a hearing on Ticketmaster’s bungled sale of Taylor Swift Eras Tour looked repeatedly to Taylor lyrics for inspiration in their remarks. Over the course of three hours on Tuesday (Jan. 24), members of the Senate Judiciary Committee from both sides of the aisle slammed Live Nation Entertainment’s acquisition of Ticketmaster as a monopoly that’s dangerous for consumers and competitors, alike, the New York Times reported.

Taylor’s lyrics reportedly came into play from the outset, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar saying at one point in her opening remarks (per Billboard): “To have a strong capitalist system, you have to have competition. You can’t have too much consolidation — something that, unfortunately for this country, as an ode to Taylor Swift, I will say, we know ‘All Too Well.'”

Sen. Richard Blumenthal picked up where his colleague left off, referencing Taylor’s hit “Anti-Hero” when he suggested, “Ticketmaster ought to look in the mirror, and say, ‘I’m the problem, it’s me.”

Sen. Mike Lee, meanwhile, quoted Taylor’s “Midnights” in his closing statement. “I have to throw out, in deference to my daughter Eliza, one more Taylor Swift quote,” he admitted. “‘Karma is a relaxing thought, aren’t you envious for you it’s not?'”

Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation came under fire in November 2022 when it botched a presale of tickets for Taylor’s new tour, leaving customers who had tickets in their baskets after waiting in online queues for hours in the lurch and forcing more than 100,000 fans out of lines they’d been waiting in. The company blamed outsized demand and a bot attack at the time, but the fiasco left many questioning the legality of Ticketmaster and Live Nation’s controversial merger.

Mary J. Blige credits her success with this daily self-love ritual

Anyone needing proof it pays to love yourself should look no further than Mary J. Blige, who’s at the top her game more than 30 years after launching one of the most trailblazing careers in R&B history. The singer’s new album “Good Morning Gorgeous” is up for six Grammys next month — including Record of the Year and Album of the Year — and it was inspired by one little phrase she says changed her life. In a new cover story for People, Mary, 52, reveals the daily ritual she practices that’s become key to loving herself. It’s simple: Every day when she wakes up, she looks in the mirror and says, “Good morning, gorgeous.”

“Sometimes my eyes are all closed up. But I strain to see myself,” says the 9-time Grammy winner, who’s battled substance abuse and was traumatized by sexual abuse as a child. “It’s not about the vanity of it, it’s about how we’re strengthened. No one can love me like me. Nobody can. I do it in my prayer time. There’s no makeup, no nominations for an award. It’s just me and God. And the beauty of being able to say, ‘I appreciate my life.’ To look in the mirror, my eyes are half closed, and say something to myself that I never even believed.”

Looking back, Mary recalls a long period when, she says, “I didn’t love myself.” She says she’s getting the credit she deserves because “you get what you’re giving yourself,” and “now that I’m giving to myself, I’m getting it all.”

Sean Penn and Robin Wright’s latest outing fuels more reconciliation rumors

Exes Sean Penn and Robin Wright, have been spending lots of time together in 2023, including a few public get-togethers and what appeared to be a travel excursion. Though it’s not clear if the spark’s returned for the former couple — who were married from 1996 until 2010 and share two adult kids — “they are both single right now and get along great,” according to a People source. The insider also said Sean, 62, still sees Robin, 56, as “the love of his life” in a report published by the outlet on Tuesday (Jan. 24). “He regrets many things that happened during their marriage,” the source added. “He really enjoys spending time with her now.”

The actors appeared to be traveling together earlier this month when they were spotted walking through Los Angeles International Airport together with luggage in tow. According to Page Six, it was the first time they were photographed together since 2017 — and it wasn’t the last. Photos of Sean and Robin catching up elsewhere in Los Angeles surfaced last week, as well, People reported.

Their shared single status is relatively new, though. Robin filed for divorce from Clément Giraudet in September 2022, while Sean’s divorce from Leila George was finalized in April of the same year.

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