IS MEGHAN MARKLE RUNNING A ROYAL INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT? Fans think Meghan Markle is deploying her social media smarts on @SussexRoyal. She and Prince Harry started their own account earlier this month, but observers believe she is doing double duty, pointing to the American spelling of words used on the account. (Organization spelled with a “z” for example, instead of the “so” commonly used by Brits.) Another post, they point out, referenced both American and British currency.
SOPHIE TURNER CONSIDERED SUICIDE: Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner tells Dr. Phil on his podcast, Phil in the Blanks, that she got so much hate on social media, she actually considered suicide. “It’s weird. I say I wasn’t very depressed when I was younger, but I used to think about suicide a lot when I was younger. I don’t know why though,” the Game of Thrones star explains. “Maybe it’s just a weird fascination I used to have, but yeah, I used to think about it. I don’t think I ever would have gone through with it. I don’t know.”
TESS HOLLIDAY SPEAKS ON ONLINE HARASSMENT: Body positivity superstar Tess Holliday built her career overturning conventional beauty standards… but the model still gets harassed daily by trolls. In an essay for InStyle, she said she’d by “lying” if she said it didn’t affect her. “If I say, ‘I love myself,’ and they think I’m saying, ‘Hey, you need to be 300 pounds, then you too could enjoy life as much as me,’ I have to smile,” she said. “People act as if I’m selling Tupperware or something — that’s not how it works.” Still, she said, “I can’t live life being miserable, because I could die tomorrow. And then what — I was miserable because I was fat? What a waste.”
DO LORI LOUGHLIN AND HUSBAND FEEL ‘MANIPULATED’? Following Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s decision to plead not guilty to charges of fraud in the college admissions scandal Monday, a source close to the 54-year-old star tells ET that she feels used and misled. “Lori and her husband claim they were under the impression they might be breaking rules, but not laws,” the source says. “They feel they were manipulated by those involved and are planning that as part of their defense. They realize how serious the charges are, but feel that once the judge hears their story he will see they had no bad intentions.” The pair have been accused of paying $500K to get their daughters into University of Southern California under false pretenses.
LARSA PIPPEN BLASTS RUMORS SHE FLIRTED WITH KIM KARDASHIAN’S EX: Real Housewives of Miami alum Larsa Pippen has taken to social media to shut down rumors she flirted with BFF Kim Kardashian’s ex-husband Kris Humphries. Pippen, who refiled for divorce from Chicago Bulls alum Scottie Pippen in November, was peeved after reading reports that she’d flirted with Humphries at Coachella. She wrote in response to a story Perez Hilton shared: “The convo lasted all of 3 min. He told me he’s known Scottie since he was 14 and that he loves him and I said so do I.” Comments by Celebrities captured the comment and shared it on their Instagram feed.