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Celeb in 5: Saturday's best entertainment and gossip news.

1. There’s something in Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell’s oven. And “it’s not pizza”.

Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell has announced her pregnancy with longtime partner, Matte Babel, and she has one very pertinent question.

“Does this mean I’m allowed to drive in the car pool lane at all times now?” she asked via an Instagram post, in which she appeared topless.

 

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Sharing the tougher bits of her pregnancy, the 32-year-old also uploaded a two-minute-and-15-second Youtube video, in which she said she felt lonely concealing the news.

“Months of hiding, it’s been a really lonely journey,” she said.

“I think pregnancy is really awesome for the most part, but it’s really f**king lonely.”

On a lighter note, she also joked that “There is something in the oven and it’s not my pizza!!! WOW… It’s kind of surreal processing the fact that another human is growing inside of you.”

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Her boyfriend of over two years, Entertainment Tonight Canada reporter, Matte Babel, also celebrated with a pregnancy announcement, sharing a photo of an expectant Mitchell with the following caption:

“Watching the both of you grow over the past six months has been the most beautiful thing in the world,” he wrote.

“The strength, vulnerability and grace you’ve had during this pregnancy has left me in awe, you’re going to be an incredible mom…We’re lucky to have you, love you.”

Given Babel’s Instagram post we can deduce Mitchell’s baby will arrive sometime in late September, in which she will definitely be able to drive in the carpool lane, to her heart’s content.

Yay.

2. Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play everyone’s favourite Disney villain.

What a... fortunate soul. Images: Getty and Disney.
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It looks like Melissa McCarthy might be going under da sea.

According to ET, the Emmy-winning actor is in "early talks" to play the role of Ursula in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney's The Little Mermaid.

You remember Ursula. She's the sea witch with the bold lip and perfect manicure who gives Ariel temporary legs in exchange for her voice (and a better shot at King Triton's throne). Voiced by Pat Carroll in the 1989 original, the role is considered one of the most iconic in the Disney canon.

No wonder then that poor, unfortunate soul (see what we did there?) Lizzo feeling a little miffed by the news. The American singer has been gunning for the gig for months, and last year even posted an audition tape to Twitter, complete with towering white wig and purple makeup.

The new movie is set to be directed by Rob Marshall, the bloke who brought us Mary Poppins Returns, Into the Woods and Oscar-winner, Chicago, with music from Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of stage musical Hamilton) and Alan Menken, a composer on the cartoon original.

3. Katharine McPhee's pre-wedding prep requires a prescription.

Katharine and (as of a few hours ago) her husband, David Foster. Image: Getty.
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Pre-wedding jitters are perfectly understandable, what with dozens (or hundreds) of people waiting to stare at you while you  try to walk in a straight line... in a long dress... and heels... while crying.

Well, 35-year-old actor/broadway star Katharine McPhee has a solution.

Just hours out from her wedding to legendary musician/producer David Foster, 69, the Smash star posted an Instagram story in which she shared her secret to keeping "calm and collected": a facial and "maybe a little Xanax".

McPhee later gave a glimpse of her custom Zac Posen gown via a pic taken with her mum on the way to the ceremony.

Katharine, pre-wedding. Images: Instagram.

The newlyweds first met back in 2006 when Foster mentored McPhee and other contestants on season 5 of American Idol, in which she finished runner-up.

“She didn’t catch my eye on the first day because I was so busy trying to do my job,” the groom recently told PEOPLE. “But the reality is that in the last 12 years I’ve always had a connection with her.”

Foster has five daughters and seven grandchildren from his previous four marriages.

4. Cool, famous people went to Glastonbury in their cool-famous-people clothes.

Glastonbury, the UK's biggest musical festival is here and we simply must talk about the fashion.

This year, global musical acts like The Killers, The Cure, Miley Cyrus, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson and even Australia's very own Kylie Minogue and Lewis Capaldi are set to play, with several famous faces also attending the three-day event.

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The likes of Dua Lipa, Brooklyn Beckham, Gemma Chan and festival regulars, Sienna Miller, Suki Waterhouse and Alexa Chung are in attendance, and we're feeling very inspired by their festival style.

Have a squiz for yourself.

 

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5. Overheard: Someone who sounds a lot like Kylie Jenner saying the words, “I’m pregnant”.

Look.

Ever since Kylie Jenner went into hibernation for nine months whilst she grew a human being, we all seem to be hyper-aware that she very well could do it again. At any moment. Perhaps yesterday.

“We shan’t be fooled this time,” we all tell Kylie, 21.

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And now literally any hint, however big or… non-existent, from the youngest Kardashian/Jenner that a Stormi 2.0 is coming predictably sends fans into a frenzy.

The latest sign is rather convincing, too, because we literally heard the words: “I’m pregnant”.

We recap the whole palaver in our earlier post here.

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