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From Finding Her Voice to 'AGT' Finalist: Mandy Harvey Shares Her 'Life-Changing' Lessons as a Deaf Singer

Mandy Harvey stole our hearts when she hit the America’s Got Talent stage, earning Simon Cowell’s “golden buzzer” with an original song and even landing a coveted spot as a semi-finalist on the show.

In the wake of her musical journey this season, Harvey is now sharing her inspirational story as a deaf singer in her new audiobook, Sensing the Rhythm: Finding My Voice in a World Without Sound.

EXCLUSIVE: Mandy Harvey Talks Emotional ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finals: ‘I Want to Inspire Other People’

“How did I keep from losing my mind?” the 29-year-old artist says, reflecting on the early stages of her hearing loss as a college music major. “My hearing started slowly and irrevocably slipping away.”

“I decided to write this book, not just to answer these questions, but because the twisting, rocky, uphill road I’ve been on the last 10 years has given me some life-changing insights, some lessons that I feel are worth sharing,” she adds.

EXCLUSIVE: Shania Twain on ‘Special’ Performance With ‘AGT’ Finalist Mandy Harvey: ‘I’m So Proud of Her’

After losing her hearing to a connective tissue disorder, Harvey had to re-learn how to sing and soon learned to sense the vibrations of the music through her bare feet on a stage floor while watching for visual cues from her live accompaniment.

“The result is that even minus my hearing, I’m a more complete person than I’ve ever been,” she says.

Hear the full excerpt below:

And while the songstress is truly gifted, delivering pitch perfect performances — recording her audiobook was no easy feat.

MORE: ‘AGT Finale’: Deaf Singer Mandy Harvey Talks ‘Fighting Back Tears’ After Emotional Performance

“I think it’s an odd thing,” she says. “Most people don’t realize how much work it is to actually record your voice when you can’t hear it coming out of your own mouth. I have to think of every single consonant that comes out.”

“I hope that when you are done listening to this book, that you leave with a sense of hope,” she adds. “Every single person is going to face challenges, every single person struggles and everybody needs a helping hand from time to time. We are all struggling together, and in the same turn, we are all celebrating life together.”

WATCH: ‘America’s Got Talent’: Two Inspirational Singers Steal the Show — and One Gets the Golden Buzzer!

Victoria Beckham Shares Super Sweet Photo of David Hugging Daughter Harper: 'Love My Daddy'

The Beckhams never fail to deliver on heartwarming family moments!

Victoria Beckham shared a photo of her husband, David, hugging the couple’s 6 year-old daughter, Harper, to Instagram on Monday, captioning the pic, “I love my daddy x Kisses ? we love u @davidbeckham.”

So adorable!

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Beckham Explains Why She’s ‘So Proud’ to Have Son Brooklyn’s Support During NYFW

It’s no secret why the Beckhams are still going strong after 18 years of marriage, as evidenced by Victoria’s recent gushing about David to ET.

“He’s my soulmate,” the fashion designer revealed. “He’s the most fantastic dad, supporting husband as well, he’s got a really good heart.”

EXCLUSIVE: Victoria Beckham on Her Biggest Fashion Regrets and Why She’ll Never Head to TV

Watch the video below for more of our sit-down with Victoria.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Star Jesse Williams to Pay $160K in Spousal and Child Support, Remains ‘All About His Kids’

Jesse Williams has reached a temporary settlement agreement in his custody case with ex-wife Aryn Drake-Lee.

The Grey’s Anatomy star has agreed to a one-time payment of $160,000 towards spousal support, child support and attorney’s fees, according to court documents obtained by ET.

The sum will be paid in three installments, using his first three paychecks from the current season of Grey’s Anatomy, which premieres on Thursday.

From the $160,000 total, $100,000 will serve as an advance towards temporary spousal support for Drake-Lee and child support for their two children, Sadie and Maceo. The remaining $60,000 will serve as an advance towards Drake-Lee’s attorney’s fees.

WATCH: Jesse Williams Reacts to Cheating Allegations in JAY-Z’s ‘Footnotes for 4:44’

A further monthly payment by Williams has yet to be determined.

News broke in August that Drake-Lee was seeking sole legal and physical custody of Sadie, 3, and Maceo, who is nearly 2.

ET has learned that Williams now has no relationship with Drake-Lee. “They do not communicate,” a source shared. “Jesse wants to be with the kids as much as possible. He wants to be there for the good nights and the good mornings and everything in between. He really is all about his kids. It added a new dimension to his life that people close to him don’t think he thought would happen.”

“Jesse is willing to make time [for their kids] and have [that time] move around his schedule,” the source added. 

NEWS: Jesse Williams Breaks Silence On Custody Battle With Ex Aryn Drake-Lee

In court documents obtained by ET last month, Drake-Lee claimed that Williams had missed numerous events in the children’s lives due to his work and “shared his time with the children with intimate partner(s).” According to the documents, Drake-Lee also alleged that Williams has a hard time controlling his temper.

A rep for Williams told ET at the time that the 36-year-old actor had been working hard to maintain his relationship with his kids.

“These are matters for the court to decide,” Williams’ rep said in a statement. “Jesse has been working tirelessly to maintain his bond with their children and it is important to note that the dramatizations made in Aryn’s declaration are a one-sided account made with a specific goal in mind.”

EXCLUSIVE: Jason George Teases New ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Spinoff and What It Means for His Character

See more on Williams and Drake-Lee’s split in the video below.

'Fixer Upper' to End After 5 Seasons: A Look Back at Chip and Joanna Gaines' Cutest Moments

With the news that Chip and Joanna Gaines will be ending their hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper, after its upcoming fifth season, we thought it might be fun to look back at some of the couple’s most memorable interactions that they’ve had both on and off the screen.

Since welcoming viewers into their world in 2013, the dynamic duo have been one of the greatest reality TV couples ever, working together to renovate homes for families — and inspiring major relationship goals.

While fans still have one more season of Fixer Upper to enjoy before Chip and Joanna, along with their four adorable children — Drake, 12, Ella, 10, Duke, 9, and Emmie Kay, 7 — go on to new adventures, ET has gathered nine of their cutest moments. (So far!) 

RELATED: Chip and Joanna Gaines Announce That ‘Fixer Upper’ Will End After Season 5

1. When they revealed to ET the secret to their long-lasting marriage.

“One of the secrets to our marriage, or the success of our marriage, is just really caring about one another,” Chip told ET in October 2016. 

2. When they said it was important to put their family and kids first.

“One of the things in the beginning that Chip and I really wanted to be sure of [is] that our kids will always know that they are the most important,” Joanna expressed to ET in 2016. “With the show and with all these amazing projects, I think we just take it one step at a time and we really evaluate each one very carefully and thoroughly and [ask], ‘How is this going to affect our family?'”

RELATED: ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines Shoot Down Divorce Rumors Again

3. When Chip gave his darling wife the sweetest birthday message.

“Jo, you are the best at everything you do. Watching you do your thing is one of my greatest joys. You are fascinating in every way, and like the rest of the world… I can’t wait to see what’s next. Happy birthday, young lady!” Chip wrote in an adorable Instagram post in April.

4. When Joanna gushes about her handsome hubby.

The designer will frequently share cute snaps of her husband looking “mighty fine.”

“He competes with the view. Man bun, tube socks, adult onesie and all… He still looks mighty fine to me❤️#workcation #bookcamp,” Joanna captioned a silly pic of the two in July. 

“I was a bit secretive capturing this so I’m sorry @chippergaines but you look good getting gas. ? #chipgonewild #hairrrrrrr,” she wrote alongside a slow motion video of Chip at the pump.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Fixer Upper’ Star Joanna Gaines Reveals Husband Chip’s Man Crush

5. When Chip talked about being the happiest because he married Joanna and vice versa.

“I knew when I married the guy it was going to be an adventurous life. And it hasn’t been boring yet,” Joanna previously said in an episode of Fixer Upper. Meanwhile, Chip sweetly expressed, “Who won in life? Me. Because I got to marry you.”

Chip Gaines Fixer Upper

6. When they jam out together.

Joanna previously revealed that when they were dating, she told Chip that she wanted to play the drums. “The next day he had this whole drum setup, and I learned how to play the drums,” she said in an episode of Fixer Upper.

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Fixer Upper’ Star Joanna Gaines Talks Surviving Husband Chip’s Pranks and Achieving Their Dreams

7. When they match for special occasions. 

The lovebirds have worn matching Christmas sweaters and adorable onesies to celebrate New Year’s and aren’t afraid to show off their goofy sides. 

8. When they make each other laugh.

“I always have to look over my shoulder, like what is he about to do?” Joanna told ET last year about Chip’s pranks. “I would say that Chip is 10 times — [what you see on TV] that’s edited — but in real life it’s 10 times better, worse. I don’t know which one, but he’s funny.”

 

RELATED: ‘Fixer Upper’ to End After Season 5! Watch Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Announcement

9. When they share their family pics. 

Every once in a while, the couple will give fans an inside look at their adorable family and share snaps from their private home life. 

“Beautiful night at the ballpark with my family,” Chip wrote in May 2016 alongside a pic of him, Joanna and the kids in matching baseball shirts. There was also that time when the kids and Chip surprised Joanna with a superhero-themed birthday breakfast.

For more on Chip and Joanna, watch below!

The final season of Fixer Upper premieres Nov. 28. on HGTV.

Beyonce Sends Lady Gaga a Get Well Present: 'So Lucky to Have So Much Love'

It’s not bad to have Queen Bey as a friend!

Lady Gaga just shared a picture of herself on Instagram, cuddled up in a hoodie from her “Telephone” duet partner, Beyonce’s, Ivy Park clothing line. 

The singer revealed she wasn’t having a great day health-wise and found comfort in the sweatshirt from her “honey B.”

She wrote in the caption, “Not having a good pain day. Thank you honey ? B for sending me this comfy sweatshirt. Keeps me warm outside in a hammock so I can be with the trees, and the sky, and the sun and take deep breaths.” 

“Feel so lucky to have so much love,” she added.

RELATED: Lady Gaga Postpones European Leg of ‘Joanne’ Tour Due to ‘Severe Physical Pain’

Gaga also shared a picture of flowers she received from Beyoncè, thanking her for being an inspiration to her in her early days as an artist. “This was so kind,” she wrote in the caption. “If I hadn’t seen your videos on TV at grandmas house after I got dropped from def jam records, I would have given up. You inspire us all. The dream you embody kept me going.”

The 31-year-old artist recently opened up about dealing with fibromyalgia, a disorder that can cause chronic pain and fatigue. She postponed the European leg of her Joanne World Tour, apologizing to fans on Instagram in an emotional post. 

“I have always been honest about my physical and mental health struggles. Searching for years to get to the bottom of them,” she wrote. “It is complicated and difficult to explain, and we are trying to figure it out.”

She also shares her struggles in her new Netflix documentaryFive Foot Two, which shows her visiting doctors to deal with the pain. 

“I have chased this pain for four or five years,” Gaga says over scenes of her getting shots at a medical facility. 

RELATED: Lady Gaga Says ‘Five Foot Two’ Shows Her ‘Lowest Lows’: Fame Isn’t ‘All It’s Cracked Up to Be’

And she credits her Little Monsters for helping with the discomfort. “But when I feel the adrenaline in my music and my fans, I can f**king go,” she shares.

For more on how Lady Gaga is working on her health, watch the video below.

Khloe Kardashian Is Expecting Her First Child With Boyfriend Tristan Thompson

Khloe Kardashian is going to be a mom!

The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, ET has learned. The news of their pregnancy comes a few days after it was revealed that her youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, is expecting a baby with Travis Scott. 

A source close to Kardashian tells ET that while there were rumors surrounding her pregnancy, “she didn’t confirm anything, even with friends in her inner circle.”

“Khloe is pregnant and due early next year. It’s going to be a very busy time for the Kardashian-Jenner family,” the source says. “Everyone is thrilled.”

RELATED: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Expecting First Child Together

“It’s no secret that Khloe was eager to become a mother. This is something she has wanted for a long time and finally the timing is right,” the source adds. 

Kardashian and the Cleveland Cavaliers player were first romantically linked in August 2016 and were first spotted on vacation together in Mexico the following month.

RELATED: Khloe Kardashian on Why Tristan Thompson is ‘The Best Relationship’ She’s Been In & Her Fears About Motherhood

Kardashian has been vocal about her fertility problems and how much she would love to have a family of her own. The Revenge Body star was told that she had “fewer follicles” on her ovaries than expected for a woman her age, which could lead to her having trouble conceiving in the future.

In a June episode of KUWTK, Kardashian opened up about the possibility of starting a family with Thompson, telling her older sister, Kim Kardashian, that the NBA pro was excited about having babies with her.

“He wants to have kids now,” Khloe explained. “He said, ‘I want to have kids with you, [and] if you get pregnant, you could make maternity jeans for [your clothing line] Good American.”

“He’s so f**king cute and supportive and sweet. I’ve just never had that,” she continued. “He’s such a nice, nice, nice person.”

RELATED: Khloe Kardashian Slams Reports of Weight Gain After She Wore Baggy Clothing: ‘So Rude’

In a solo interview, Khloe also shared that she and Tristan “definitely talk about starting a family.”

“He wants to have like, five or six kids with me, and that’s lovely,” Khloe said, laughing. “We could start at one and then grow from there. But now, knowing I’m not on birth control, it’s really scary. It’s like a really big step.”

For more on the couple, watch below!

Prince William Reveals Prince George Is Over School After Just 14 Days!

It hasn’t even been three weeks, but Prince George is so over school!

The world watched as the cute royal arrived for his first day at Thomas’s Battersea in Wandsworth, south London on Sept. 7.

But it seems, like many kids, school is the last place the 4-year-old wants to spend his time.

“I just dropped George off and he didn’t want to go,” Prince William told a fellow parent during a visit to Milton Keynes on Tuesday, according to Hello!.

WATCH: Prince George Attends First Day of School With Prince William as Pregnant Kate Middleton Stays Home

William talked to a mom of two, Louise Smith, during the visit, which marked the 50th anniversary of Bedfordshire.

“It was really exciting meeting William,” Smith said. “He told me he’d just dropped Prince George off at school and he didn’t want to go. Sounds a bit like mine really.”

NEWS: Kate Middleton Promotes Youth Mental Health in New Campaign Video — Watch

William has been taking George to school in the mornings, while pregnant Kate Middleton rests up with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a condition causing severe morning sickness, which she also experienced while pregnant with both George and 2-year-old Princess Charlotte.

See more on George’s first day at school in the video below.

EXCLUSIVE: Corinne Olympios Clarifies Her Relationship With DeMario Jackson

“Damned if we do, damned if we don’t.”

That’s how former Bachelor in Paradise star Corinne Olympios feels about the way she and DeMario Jackson’s relationship is perceived. The two were at the center of the highly publicized Bachelor in Paradise shutdown over the summer, and since then have been followed regularly by paparazzi.

Now, she’s setting the record straight after photos of her and Jackson holding hands at Disneyland came to light on Tuesday morning.

Olympios tells ET exclusively, “DeMario and I are close friends. We are not dating. We were hanging out with a group at Disneyland, and I have no problem holding hands with any of my friends. Since things with Bachelor in Paradise wound down, DeMario and I talk almost every day. We both know neither of us made the complaint that started everything, so why wouldn’t we be friends? We’ve been able to move forward and he’s like a brother to me.”

EXCLUSIVE: Corinne Olympios Reveals Who Will Star On Her Upcoming Reality Show

The Florida native is now splitting her time between Miami and Los Angeles, focusing on developing two TV shows and working on her fashion line. She’s ready for paparazzi to give her space so she can move forward with her life after the BIP shutdown. Olympios says the photos of her and Jackson at Disneyland were cropped and specifically selected to make the outing look far more intimate than it was. “We get criticized if we aren’t friends, and criticized if we are,” she says.

At a charity event earlier this month, Olympios told ET that she and Jackson had dinner in private after the BIP finale aired to talk things out. “We wanted to talk over dinner in detail about things that were not able to be said … [It was] really good,” she said. “It was really relieving.” 

Watch the video below to find out more about how Olympios and Jackson first met up to talk things out after the scandal, and for more details on Olympios’ upcoming projects! 

Kim Kardashian Sounds Off on 'Fake Stories' About Kylie Jenner's Pregnancy, Defends Caitlyn Jenner

Kim Kardashian West is putting aside her differences with Caitlyn Jenner to address reports surrounding Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy. 

While no one from the Kardashian or Jenner family has talked about Kylie and rapper Travis Scott’s baby news as of yet, Kim took to Twitter on Tuesday to slam a story that claimed that she “didn’t respond well at first” to the news that her 20-year-old sister was expecting. 

“This sounds like a very fake story…” she wrote in response to the report.

MORE: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott — An Inside Look at the Parents-to-Be’s Romance

Kim went on to slam The Sun for claiming that Caitlyn’s rep said that the former Olympian knew of her daughter’s pregnancy “some time ago.”

“And speaking of fake stories,” the 36-year-old reality star tweeted. “The media is super shady for posting fake quotes from Caitlyn when she hasn’t spoke to anyone.”

EXCLUSIVE: Travis Scott Seen Partying With Scott Disick in Miami Amid Kylie Jenner Pregnancy News

Kim speaking out in defense of her former stepparent may come as a shock to Keeping Up With the Kardashians fans. Just this month, Caitlyn revealed that she has not spoken to Kim in about nine months after she took issue with some claims Caitlyn made about Kris Jenner in her memoir. 

Meanwhile, rumors swirling around Kylie’s pregnancy haven’t stopped the youngest Jenner sister from hitting the town and snapping selfies along the way.

WATCH: Caitlyn Jenner Reveals She Still Hasn’t Spoken to Kim Kardashian or Kris Jenner

Here’s a look at some of her latest Instagram posts: 

All the Times Paris and Prince Jackson Have Been #SiblingGoals

Sometimes brothers and sisters fight, but Paris and Prince Michael Jackson get along so well, we’re declaring them #SiblingGoals! 

For starters, there was the moment just this weekend when Paris and Prince attended their cousin Siggy Jackson’s wedding, posing together holding matching flowers and looking as adorable as any brother-sister pair at a wedding.

Paris also shared the image on Twitter, calling Prince “my ride or die.”

Her brother echoed that sentiment on Instagram, sharing a cute picture of the siblings on a motorcycle before the ceremony with the caption, “Get you a ride or die to ride into the sunset @parisjackson #harleydavidson #harleylowrider.”

RELATED: Prince Michael Jackson Attends Wedding With His ‘Ride or Die’ Sister Paris — See Their Matching Styles

Michael Jackson’s 20-year-old son and 19-year-old daughter also love hitting the tattoo parlor together and got matching yin and yang symbol on the back of their legs earlier this year. 

Paris shared the image on Instagram, writing in the caption, “Sometimes I feel like my big brother and I always think the same thoughts. He just doesn’t have a filter and always vocalizes them. Though total opposites, like my gooko and I, the inseparable yin and yang work together finding and causing balance within each other. Matchies with my bestie @princejackson! ❤️.”

Later in the year, Prince used the same artist as Paris for a tattoo of the Egyptian god Anubis, and the pair also got tattoos together in July. 

RELATED: Prince Jackson Gets Tattoo From Same Artist as Sister Paris

And they share sweet throwback pics together too. Paris posted this gif from their slightly younger days on Twitter, with the caption, “dis ma best friend @princemjjjaxon.”

Prince shared another shot, writing “This might be one of my favorite pics because of our faces”

They two even Facetime together! Paris posted a screengrab of the two on Twitter in August, while she was getting her hair done on the set of a project.

And Paris’ big brother is supportive, sharing this video of himself watching her on this year’s MTV VMAs.

The two may be taking different career paths, with Paris working her way into modeling and acting, and Prince focusing on non-profit work, but their sweet relationship is one that would make their father proud. 

For more on how they’re continuing his legacy, watch the video below.