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Pop Culture Catch-Up: Selena Gomez embraces her scar, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcome their first child, and more

Pop Culture Catch-Up: Selena Gomez embraces her scar, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcome their first child, and more

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This week's entertainment headlines include a brave and proud Selena Gomez, new parents Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcoming their first child, and more

Selena Gomez proudly shows off her kidney transplant scar

Selena Gomez posted a powerful picture of her posing in a light blue swimsuit with a heartfelt caption, opening up about her kidney transplant scar. Back in 2017, the singer received a transplant from friend and Grown-ish actress Francia Raisa following complications from lupus. 

In the Instagram post, Gomez wrote: "When I got my kidney transplant, I remember it being very difficult at first showing my scar. I didn’t want it to be in photos, so I wore things that would cover it up. Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am and what I went through...and I’m proud of that."

This is the first time the 13 Reasons Why producer has shared her scar on social media and we are loving the energy and power she is exuding. 

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik welcome their new bundle of joy

Over the weekend, 25-year-old supermodel Gigi Hadid and 27-year-old singer Zayn Malik became first-time parents to a precious baby girl. They both shared the exciting news on their social media accounts on 23 September.

Accompanying the photo of Malik holding their baby's tiny hands, Hadid wrote: "Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world" and "So in love."

While they have yet to announced the name of their daughter, Malik expressed, "Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful, to try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding." He goes on to say, "Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, and thankful for the life we will have together x." 

Pretty Little Liars is coming back with a reboot

HBO Max is giving us the thrilling new reboot of Pretty Little Liars (PLL)! Titled Original Sin and to be produced by the creator of the beloved show Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasathe new series will be packed with the scandals, murders, and the drama we all secretly crave. 

Original Sins is set within the existing PLL world but features a whole new cast of 'liars' plagued by a new version of A (known as Assailant). If you thought the original show was suspense-inducing, this new show will leave you speechless.

Will Kris Jenner become a real Housewife?

Speculations have circulated that Kris Jenner will be joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after the recent announcement that Keeping Up With the Kardashians is coming to an end after season 20. 

However, Jenner has laid the rumours to rest during a virtual appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In response to the question posed by DeGeneres, the 64-year-old businesswoman confirmed that she is not joining the Bravo show, going on to explain that, "I think I would do it just to go on once in a while and be with my friend, Kyle Richards. But as far as me doing a show like that regularly, there's just too much going on in my life...and they do not need a Kris Jenner on that show. They are doing just fine."

So, no, we will not get to see Kris become a real Housewife but we can certainly still catch her on the latest season of KUWTK (and even after that). It certainly won't be the last time we'll be seeing the celebrity mum-ager. 

Netflix confirms the cast for the new action series, Undercover

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Netflix has announced the cast for the new upcoming action noir series Undercover. The impressive team of actors include Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Ahn Bo-hyun, Kim Sang-ho, Lee Hak-ju and Jang Yull. 

The storyline follows the life of Ji-u (Han So-hee), who goes undercover in a drug cartel seeking the buried truth behind her father's death. Working alongside the police, she encounters confronting truths throughout her journey of revenge. 

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