Chris Harrison seems to address Bachelor Nation racism controversy in new podcast preview, plus more news

Chris Harrison seems to address Bachelor Nation racism controversy in new podcast preview. Plus, more news for Dec. 19, 2022.

Chris Harrison seems to address Bachelor Nation racism controversy in new podcast preview, plus more news

Now, Chris Harrison is back on the podcast after more than a decade since a racist controversy forced him to leave the "Bachelor" franchise. Chris's new podcast will feature a candid discussion about his exit from Bachelor Nation. "I haven't spoken publicly about this for two years, and I have many thoughts. Chris says that he thinks about it every day in a teaser video for "The Most Dramatic podcast ever" which was released Monday, December 19. It is really heavy. The controversy surrounding Rachael Kirkconnell, an ABC host, was evident in his interview with Rachel Lindsay. Rachel Lindsay is the first Black Bachelorette star. After 19 years, he apologized and took a break from the shows. Chris states in the clip, "We'll watch how it goes." "We might scrap this whole thing, to be honest. I don't know.... But I think it will be cathartic. I look forward to getting this off my shoulders, fixing this, and moving forward, and letting everyone hear from me. A press release stated that Chris will be producing the podcast along with Lauren Zima, his fiancee. The show will cover "all things relationship" and Chris will use his Bachelor Nation experience to help with issues such as love, dating, and more. January 9th will see the premiere of "The Most Dramatic Podcast ever." Continue reading to see more news.

Brad Pitt defends Margot Roberts' 'Babylon’ kiss. Brad Pitt celebrated his 59th Birthday with Ines De Ramon, after a week of film promotion with Margot Robbie. People reports that Brad and Ines (32-year-old) were seen leaving a car in Hollywood together. This was their latest outing after they have been rumored to be seeing each other for several months. Ines was also present at Brad's "Babylon” afterparty. There, they defended Margot's onscreen kiss that she had improvised. News: "When else will I get the chance to kiss Brad Pitt?" Entertainment Tonight's premiere was Margot's first public appearance. She said that everyone had "set our boundaries before making the movie. It's a movie which really pushes boundaries." Brad, however, dismissed the criticisms of his co-star's comments about him kissing, saying that he had figured out "When else will I get a chance?" Margot asked him to add the smooch. He said that there was always room to interpret characters and joked that the kiss is the "tamest thing she does" in the movie. Brad exclaimed, "She's on fire with this." It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen of her. RELATED: Check out Brad Pitt's top movie moments early in his career.

Britney Spears' dad Jamie Spears is reportedly teaming with Kevin Federline to write a fatherhood book. Britney Spears' father Jamie Spears plans to help Kevin Federline, his ex-husband, write a book about "his experience of fatherhood amid... turmoil." According to the Daily Mail, Jamie Spears defended the conservatorship that he placed his daughter under for over a decade and claimed it saved her life. Britney's accuser Jamie of using the conservatorship as a way to abuse, exploit and control Britney, told the Mail that he believes the legal tactic was also in the best interests of the two teenage sons Britney shares. Britney would be where she is now without the conservatorship. I don't know if they would still be alive. Jamie, 70, said that I don't ...,". Conservatorship was a powerful tool for protecting Britney and her sons. Britney, now 41, was placed under conservatorship in 2008 following her behavior that led to two involuntary 5150 detentions in a mental ward. The conservatorship lasted until November 2021. According to the Mail, Jamie managed his daughter's finances and career for at least $16,000 per month. Two months before the mandate expired, he was removed from his position as conservator. My understanding of conservatorship is that it helps someone to regain their life, return to society, and live normal lives. Jamie said that he felt that he had made a positive difference to people's lives. Jamie also said Britney was "broke", and claimed credit for improving his daughter’s financial outlook. Britney's lawyer repeatedly accused Jamie of manipulating Britney’s estate to his advantage. Jamie's reference that he helped Britney's ex-boyfriend Kevin with a book on fatherhood is just three years after Kevin received a restraining or against Jamie for allegedly engaging in a physical altercation between Britney and Kevin's 13-year old son, Sean. There were no criminal charges. Kevin has not yet commented on the book project he reported. RELATED: Britney Spears' conservatorship ended. Lady Gaga, Paris Hilton and other stars react.

Amber Heard announces she will settle Johnny Depp's defamation suit. Amber Heard made the announcement Monday, Dec. 19, that she would be settling the Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit brought against her by Johnny Depp. Amber appealed an earlier in year verdict which was decidedly in Johnny's favor. Amber shared a portion of her Instagram post, "It's important to me to say I never chose this." "I stood up for my truth, and my life was destroyed as I knew it." Amber was originally sued by Johnny over her 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which Amber discussed being a victim of domestic abuse. In the article, she didn't name Johnny. Amber stated on Instagram that her settlement was not an act of concession. She feels that the courts did not protect her. Amber claims that there was "abundant, clear evidence that corroborated [her] testimony was exclusion" and that popularity and power were more important than due process and reason. Johnny was awarded $15 million in damages by the jury, but that amount was later reduced. Amber was only awarded $2 million in cross-complaint. Johnny is appealing this decision. Amber said, "I make this decision having lost trust in the American legal system where my unprotected testimonies served as entertainment and media fodder." She also referred to the verdict of a lawsuit Johnny brought against The Sun, a British tabloid that called him a "wifebeater." Amber pointed out that Amber wasn't required to testify in the case before "the world’s media": A British court found Johnny had actually abused Amber. Amber, however, stated that the U.S. trial had made her feel humiliated and that she can't relive it. She also said that she cannot "risk an impossible bill" that isn't just financially but also psychologically, physically, and emotionally. Amber said that women shouldn't be forced to speak out, and that bankruptcy isn't an option. Unfortunately, it is quite common. I won't be intimidated, discouraged or dissuaded by the events that have occurred because of speaking truth. I will never be taken from that truth. My voice will always be the most valuable asset that I possess."

Lil Wayne hosts "Weezy Christmas" party for 150 children in New Orleans. A group of New Orleans teenagers were able to celebrate Christmas early this year thanks to Lil Wayne. The rapper hosted a holiday party for 150 children aged 12 to 1 over the weekend in celebration of their outstanding academic performance and participation in sports programs in 2022. The party was dubbed "A Weezy Christmas"