Exclusive: U.S. may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China’s ZTE – sources

(Reuters) – The Trump administration may soon claim as much as $ 1.7 billion penalty from ZTE Corp , as it looks to punish and tighten control over the Chinese telecommunications company before allowing it back into business, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Kris Jenner: Khloe Is Coming ‘Home Soon’ for Good!

They’re (almost) on their way! Kris Jenner is ready to have Khloé Kardashian back in L.A. – and it doesn’t seem like she will have to wait that long!

“She’ll be home soon, so it’s really great,” Jenner, 62, exclusively told Us Weekly while attending the American Woman premiere at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on Thursday, May 31. When asked if her daughter will be coming back for good, she replied: “I think so! Yes!”

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The Strong Looks Better Naked author, 33, has been in Cleveland, Ohio, with boyfriend Tristan Thompson since giving birth to baby True on April 12.

“Khloé is great! True is too,” Jenner added to Us. “I’ve been FaceTiming with them for the past couple of weeks.”

Days before going into labor, it was revealed that the NBA player, 27, had been cheating on the star throughout her pregnancy. After the scandal broke, Jenner wanted the new mom to return home immediately.

“Khloé shipped everything to Cleveland. She was fully moved in there. She was planning on raising the baby there full time and making that her and her daughter’s home,” an insider previously told Us. “Kris, and sisters Kim and Kourtney all had concerns about her relationship with another basketball player, and now their fears appear to have serious merit. After the living hell that Khloé had to deal with while married to Lamar [Odom] with the constant cheating, her sisters had wanted her to date a non-athlete.”

As of now, the couple remains together but is fighting constantly. “Tristan is completely emotionally and physically exhausted from the cheating allegations,” a source told Us this week. “She doesn’t know how she’s going to rebuild trust in him, She knows her family and friends aren’t supporting him or her right now.”

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Does Val Chmerkovskiy Want to Marry GF Jenna Johnson Soon?

Marriage on the mind? Val Chmerkovskiy and girlfriend Jenna Johnson are heating up — in fact, the costar couple may be dancing down the aisle soon!

Chmerkovskiy, 32, sent fans into a frenzy after he retweeted a gif of Johnson, 24, making moves in a little red number. “I should def put a ring on it,” he wrote alongside the post.

Johnson previously teased that she too has wedding bells on the brain. “Time’s a-ticking,” she told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, May 8, when asked if she’s ready to tie the knot with Chmerkovskiy. “We’ll see [if engagement is in the cards anytime soon]. We both have very big things happening right now, so we’ll let that ride over … maybe we’ll go to Fiji!”

Chmerkovskiy, whose brother Maksim married Peta Murgatroyd in July 2017, told The Insider one month later that he hopes to someday follow in the pair’s footsteps. “Yeah, is that what it’s called, the wedding bug? Or have I gained a different perspective on, you know, what love and happiness is? You know, I’m in a great place and I’m in love,” he said. “I’m very grateful for that.”

The Ukranian native and the So You Think You Can Dance alum ended their on-again, off-again romance in 2016. However, they sparked reconciliation rumors in June 2017 after vacationing in Europe together. The ABC stars also packed on the PDA at Maksim and Murgatroyd’s nuptials.

Before rekindling his romance with Johnson, Chmerkovskiy dated Amber Rose from September 2016 to February 2017.

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Stormi Webster Trademark: Coming Soon! Because Of Course!

Kris Jenner is in love.

With her latest grandhchild?

Sure, we assume so. We can’t imagine why she wouldn’t be.

But even more so with the marketing opportunity afforded to Jenner and her family as a result daughter Kylie naming her child… Stormi.

Yes, Stormi. Stormi Webster, to be exact.

We’re still not over that.

But while most of the free world wonders why Kylie and baby daddy Travis Scott would hand down such a moniker to their newborn, Kris Jenner sees something other than controversy affixed to this name:

She sees dollar signs.

According to a Hollywood Life insider, the family matriarch has already taken the necessary steps to profit off her granddaughter’s name.

“Kris is busy at work on the new name,” this source explains, adding:

“She has her legal team already trademarking the name and locking up all the social media accounts for Stormi.

“The grandma and super-momager is happy with the pick because, despite not being a K name, she still thinks it’s great for marketing.”

You can tell this quote comes from a real person because no made-up source would use the term “super-momager.”

Only real people talk that way, of course.

This same report alleges that all of Kylie’s loved ones “love” the name Stormi, which is the complete opposite of what we had heard previously.

Just last week, Radar Online wrote that family members find the name to be “ridiculous” and:

“They just think that it sounds too depressing and it isn’t fit for a little girl.”

This may be the case, but no one can deny that Stormi is unique.

And when you’re looking to capitalize off a name, originality is nearly everything.

Why else do you think Kim Kardashian named her kids North, Saint and Chicago?

It certainly isn’t because those are quality names, right?

It should therefore come as no surprise that Hollywood Life claims both Kim and Kanye are huge fans of Stormi.

“Kim thinks it is cute, unique, and fitting for a woman who will certainly take the world by storm,” alleges another totally real insider, who continues:

“Kanye loves the name too… He is already writing rhymes about Stormi Chicago nights.”

There’s absolutely no way this is true.

But we’ve never wanted to be wrong more in our entire lives.

Kanye, please tell us your next single will be all about Stormi Chicago nights. Please, man.

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Johnny Galecki Hints That ‘The Big Bang Theory’ May Be Ending Soon

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Johnny Galecki speaks onstage during the CBS/Showtime portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on January 6, 2018 in Pasadena, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Big disappointment! Johnny Galecki hinted that The Big Bang Theory might be ending after the hit show’s twelfth season.

While speaking with reporters at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, January 6, the actor, who will be reprising his role as David on the upcoming Roseanne reboot, said, “The only manner in which the cast has discussed wrapping [The Big Bang Theory] has been that we’re all going to be very sad when that day comes. But I think at this point everyone’s very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home and see our families.”

CBS renewed the show, which premiered in 2007, through season 12 in March last year.

The hit sitcom is currently in the middle of its 11th season. Galecki, 42, stars alongside Kaley Cuoco, Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Melissa Rauch and Blossom alum Mayim Bialik.

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Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Melissa Rauch, Kunal Nayyapose, Mayim Bialik and Simon Helberg pose for a portrait at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Smallz & Raskind/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards

If the series does end, fans of the show can fill the void with Young Sheldon, the new spinoff that revolves around a 9-year-old version of Parson’s character, Sheldon Cooper.

As previously reported, Parsons plays a large part in the spinoff as an executive producer and narrator of the show. The CBS star spoke about his new show at the 2017 Television Critics Association press tour in August and said, “It was a moving experience for me to see something I’ve put a decade of my life toward [come to this].” He also opened up about Young Sheldon while visiting Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen in May, where he revealed that he brought the idea to Big Bang cocreator Chuck Lorre who enthusiastically responded, “Yes, let’s do this.”

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Young Sheldon airs on CBS on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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Tyler Baltierra to Catelynn Lowell: Please Come Home Soon!

Last month, Catelynn Lowell checked into rehab after publicly revealing that she’d been battling suicidal thoughts and severe depression.

Lowell has remained at the faciity ever since, and while she’s been unable to update her many social media followers, her husband, Tyler Baltierra, assures fans that she’s making steady progress and hopes to be home soon.

“My wife is incredibly strong & courageous,” Tyler tweeted earlier this week.

“She inspires me to just be a better human being all around & I’m so honored to share my life with such a selfless soul. I love her so much & can’t wait for her to be home.”

He added the hashtag” #CatelynnStrong,” which Teen Mom: OG fans have been using to discuss their own battles with mental illness and the strength that they’ve gained from seeing Lowell be so candid about her struggles.

The weeks since Catelynn checked into treatment have not been without their fair share of drama, but thankfully, Lowell has been shielded from it for the sake of her mental health.

Just this week, Catelynn’s cast mate Farrah Abraham attacked her on Twitter, claiming that she still smokes pot regularly (despite her claims to the contrary) and that Baltierra is secretly gay.

Tyler dealt with the situation himself on Twitter.

“Well today I thought of every way to kill myself.. so I’m going to treatment #makeChesterProud @TalindaB #KeepTalkingMH #thiswontlast,” Catelynn tweeted just prior to entering treatment back in November.

She referenced the late Linkin Park Chester Bennington, who took his own life in July, and tagged the Linkin Park singer’s wife, Talinda.

“I’m taking the time I need right now to take care of myself for good,” Lowell told Us Weekly in a statement issued later that day.

“On November 17th I thought of every possible way to commit suicide … From wrapping a belt around my neck to just running my car into an electric pole.

“THANK GOD I have a support system and a HUSBAND and a DAUGHTER … thank god I am self-aware,” she added.

“I’m seeking treatment and I WILL get better … anyone feeling alone you ARE NOT ALONE! This world needs all of us! We are all here for a reason … Thank you for your support during this tough time.”

There’s no word yet on when Catelynn will receive treatment, but Baltierra says her treatment has been going smoothly, and 

“We’ve been in Arizona for the past 2 weeks visiting her every Sunday,” Tyler recently wrote on Instagram.

“I have taken a break from everything & chose to really take this time for me and Nova … Without her mom around, she needs me & my devoted attention. Family always comes first!”

Here’s hoping Catelynn continues to receive the love and support she needs.

Watch Teen Mom: OG online for more on Lowell’s valiant struggle.

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