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Just when you think “This is Us” can’t get any better, we hear this. “The Cosby Show” star Phylicia Rashad will be a guest star. She’ll play the mother of Susan Kelechi Watson’s character Beth in an episode dedicated to her backstory. No word on an exact date, but the show returns on January 15th.

Now that Kim Kardashian has been able to get clemency for Alice Marie Johnson, Matthew Charles, and most recently Cyntoia Brown, inmates from everywhere are asking her to take on their cases. Sources close to Kim say she is getting notes from prisoners who hope she and her legal team can get clemency for them too. And staffers and prisoners have taken to calling her “The Princess of Prison Reform.” At this point, Kim’s track record is 3 for 3, so why not? In other Kim news, it’s another boy for Kim and Kanye West. The parents of three are said to be welcoming another little boy to their family as they are expecting their fourth child via surrogate.

Lindsay Lohan is crediting Oprah Winfrey for turning her life around. She said, “I think Oprah really gave me a different perspective on life. I was tired of being there for everyone and taking care of everyone and just wanted to be there for myself and be okay with being alone. okay to be alone.” Lindsay sat down with Oprah in 2013 to talk about her sixth stint in rehab and her path to recovery. At the time, Lindsay said, “I feel whole again. I have such a desire to want to keep this feeling and stay this way, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes.” Now, all these years later, Lindsay said she is still in touch with Oprah. She added, “I do text her a lot. I think I might harass her.”

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds and his estranged wife Aja Volkman are giving their marriage another shot. After announcing their split in April of last year, Aja revealed she and Dan, 31 are working on rebuilding. In the meantime, Imagine Dragons headlined the halftime show of the CFP National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson this week, and it seems lots of folks were less than impressed. The performance actually took place on an island about 45 minutes away from Levi’s Stadium, which meant the audience in the stadium didn’t actually see it, but the people at home who did had lots to say about it, and they weren’t kind. The people at the stadium didn’t get to see any of it until the last few minutes of the performance. It was when the players were coming back on to the field when the large video boards at both ends of the stadium finally showed live images from Treasure Island. Judging by the thoughts of the people who did see it at home, the people in the stadium should be thankful they missed it, if it was really as bad as people are saying.

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