MEGHAN MARKLE CREATES CONTROVERSY BY CLOSING HER OWN DOOR: Can’t a princess close her own door? Meghan Markle created an uproar Tuesday night by (GASP!) closing her own car door. The Duchess of Sussex headed out on her first solo outing for an official engagement since becoming a royal, and all was going swimmingly until the pearl-clutching car-door closing incident. As CNN’s Victoria Arbiter put it: "Current state: Poking my own eyes out after reading Meghan ‘broke protocol’ by shutting her car door. Car door shutting does not fall under protocol!"
TOM ARNOLD SAYS ROSEANNE BARR WASN’T RACIST WHEN THEY WERE TOGETHER: Tom Arnold is one of ex-wife Roseanne Barr’s harshest critics, but he says wasn’t always a "racist.""She wasn’t racist when I was with her," Arnold, 59, said on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Tuesday. The pair were married from 1990-1994. He says he hardly recognizes the woman he once knew so well. "Look at her Twitter feed, look at how she is," he said. "She couldn’t say one good thing about Obama. Something happened. But she wasn’t like that before, though."
KATE MIDDLETON ANNOUNCES NEXT ENGAGEMENT: Bye, bye maternity leave! After laying low and bonding with Prince Louis since welcoming him on April 23rd, the Duchess of Cambridge is headed back to the grindstone. Kate Middleton announced that she will visit the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground on Tuesday. The 36-year-old will learn how the school aims to expose thousands of urban children to nature via outdoor activities. She will resume her normal jam-packed schedule in January. Kate also shares Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 3, with Prince William.
RASHIDA JONES AND EZRA KOENING WELCOMED BABY A MONTH AGO: Office alum Rashida Jones, 42, has welcomed her first child with boyfriend and Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koening. Their baby boy was reportedly born in August. They were first linked in 2016.