Chris Harrison Won’t Return to ‘Bachelor in Paradise’

Jojo Siwa wants a scene removed… Kylie Jenner announces baby brand… Human remains found near Harry & Meghan’s home… The cast of Friends reportedly made a hefty sum… and Chris Harrison won’t return to ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ David Spade set to fill in

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JoJo Siwa is working on a new movie called “Bounce,” which is based on a young adult novel of the same name. JoJo plays a teenage girl named Franny who is granted a Christmas wish to trade in her difficult family for another, which triggers a “Groundhog Day” type of experience in other girls’ shoes. But JoJo has a problem with a particular scene in the movie that has her kissing a boy. Earlier this year, JoJo announced that she’s in lesbian relationship and now wants that scene deleted from the movie. JoJo said in a recent interview, “I’m madly in love and I do not want to kiss another human. Especially because it’s a man…I’m not about it. I’m trying to get it pulled so bad. It’ll happen. It’ll get pulled.” She said she’s also concerned that her fans won’t be able to separate reality from fiction, but….isn’t that the point of acting?

Yesterday Kylie Jenner posted a cute photo of her 3-year-old daughter Stormi in the tub, captioning it “Bath time with @kyliebaby.” And with that, Kylie subtly announced she’s officially launching her baby brand. Now, if you go to the official Instagram page, there are zero posts. And while @kyliebaby is following no one, close to half a million are now following @kyliebaby. We don’t have any details about what the line will offer, but last year, Kylie filed applications to trademark Kylie Baby and covered everything from skincare products to strollers and diaper bags and clothing.

Human remains were found buried near the Montecito home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle! The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office confirmed that landscaping crews discovered the remains under about 3 feet of dirt. Authorities don’t believe this is the key to any unsolved murders. They believe these bones belonged to a young indigenous person, possibly from the Chumash tribe of Native Americans who historically inhabited the central and southern coastal regions of California. And the name Chumash means “bead maker” or “seashell people.”

When Friends first launched back in 1994, the six cast members reportedly earned $22,500 per episode. They got nice salary bumps over the years, until the six of them famously banded together to demand $1M each for Seasons 9 and 10, and they got it! Fast forward to February 2020 when “The Wall Street Journal” reported that Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer were each offered $1M to record the reunion special to launch HBO Max. They all turned their noses up at that. “Variety” reports that they ultimately agreed to $2.5M each.

ABC hasn’t confirmed it yet, but sources say that Chris Harrison is still in time out and won’t be back to host this summer’s “Bachelor in Paradise.” Instead, they’re going with rotating hosts, and the first one rumored to have signed on is David Spade. Production is scheduled to start next week and the show will premiere in August. Meantime, the first of two Bachelorettes premieres Monday night, with former Bachelorettes Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe splitting hosting duties. Will Chris ever be allowed to return to the franchise? If so, it looks like his first chance will be for Season 26 of “The Bachelor,” which will air in January 2022.

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