What You Missed In Pop Culture This Holiday Weekend: It Was A Very Kardashian Christmas

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Celebrities don’t ever seem to take a break from scandals and drama. But then again, if they did, we’d have nothing to read about! Don’t worry though, since you were busy this weekend drinking eggnog and playing charades, we managed to round up all of the important pop culture stories that you need to know from the weekend. It was a Kardashian Kristmas this year! 

Kim Kardashian finally revealed the family Christmas card… but someone was missing

For the last 25 days, Kim Kardashian has been revealing behind the scenes shots from the Kardashian-Jenner Christmas card. Most of the shots are of the kids running around and having fun, while Kim and her sisters look fabulous in their Good American jeans. The photos are basically advertisements for Good American and the Kardashian-Jenner family. Over the course of the first 24 days, everyone noticed that Kylie Jenner was very obviously absent from the photos shared. Big brother Rob Kardashian was also absent, though his little girl Dream was featured.
It isn’t odd for Rob to be MIA, seeing as he just went through a crazy year and is staying out of the public eye. But it is weird for Kylie to be missing. She’s basically never missed a family photo shoot before. Because she wasn’t in days 1 through 24, everyone assumed day 25 would be Kylie finally revealing she is pregnant (just like her sister Khloé had done last week). But alas, the Christmas card is here and Kylie is not in it. Everyone is theorizing on why she’s not there, and let’s just say the fans are NOT happy.

Khloé Kardashian showed off her baby bump in a dazzling jumpsuit

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When the Kardashians celebrate a holiday, they go big! And since Khloé Kardashian has so much to be thankful for this year with a baby on the way, it makes sense that she’d be all glammed up for her first Christmas as an expecting mom. Khloé only just finally confirmed that she and her beau Tristan Thompson are expecting their first child together, though the news broke back in September. Khloé’s Instagram has basically become her own modeling page and for good reason. She shared the amazing photo with this caption, “Merry Christmas!! May you sparkle and shine this festive season, may all of your wishes and dreams come true. I pray that we all may feel this happiness all year round. God bless you! #BabyBump.”
The picture is from mom Kris Jenner‘s annual Christmas Eve party. Along with the cute baby bump picture, Khloé’s sister Kim shared a few shots of Khloé rubbing her belly on Snapchat at the party. Khloé’s other sisters Kendall Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian and brother-in-law Kanye West were also in attendance, along with a few other famous guests, like Christina Aguilera and Ryan Seacrest.

Princes Harry and William calmed Meghan Markle’s nerves before her first curtsey for Queen Elizabeth II on Christmas

Talk about no pressure meeting the family on Christmas! Thankfully, Meghan Markle has met the Queen already, but she did have to curtsey in front of her per tradition in front of the world this Christmas. But Meghan has an amazing fiance in Prince Harry, as he could be seen visibly calming her nerves before the big moment. Meghan is also lucky to be gaining a great brother-in-law, as Prince William was there to help, too.
Meghan listened to both Princes as they gave her words of encouragement. It also probably helped to watch seasoned pro, Kate Middleton, curtsey as well. Formalities aside, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paired with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might just have to be dubbed “The Fab Four.” We never realized just how much we needed to see these four together until now! Kensington Palace released a photo from the Christmas tradition. We’re obsessed.

Will Smith is *finally* on Instagram and he’s already the King of Insta

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Will Smith has upgraded from his Fresh Prince status to become the new official King of Instagram. The man has been famous for decades now, but for some reason, he’s late to the social media game. Instagram has been around since 2010, but he only joined on December 14, 2017, after getting some help from Ellen DeGeneres when he appeared on her show.
Since he joined the app, the Men in Black star has already posted 22 times. He’s shared photos of himself as a baby and they are adorable. He also learned what #TBT means from Justin Timberlake — sharing a throwback of his own in a birthday shout-out-post to his buddy Jamie Foxx. The man is already a pro! But the best of his posts came over the holiday weekend when he shared a few videos and pictures of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and his kids Jaden and Willow Smith.
Will shared a video of the family as they were getting ready to go sledding with their friends, and he said, “Yeah, see? Willow’s infected with that Christmas stuff, too.” Even though he was feeling Grinch-y this year, we’ll take Will Smith narrating Christmas any day!

Serena Williams is returning to tennis

She might be a new mom, but Serena Williams is ending 2017 strong! The tennis superstar is getting back to what we all know and love her for: tennis! Serena shared a snapshot of her and her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. (who goes by Olympia), on Christmas looking adorable as ever. Serena Williams is making a surprise return to tennis at the Mubadala exhibition event in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, December 30th, as preparation to defend her Australian Open title defense in January. Serena has been absent from tennis since her 23rd Grand Slam singles win 11 months ago. Serena was pregnant at the time of her Grand Slam win, yet had not made the news public knowledge at that point.
She later revealed (by accident, on Snapchat) that she and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, were expecting their first child together. Serena must be giving little Olympia lots of extra hugs and squeezes for good luck as she gets ready to make her return! We’re sure she’ll crush the competition, as always.

Jennifer Lawrence surprised Kris Jenner with a Porsche

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Well, a mini one that is! Jennifer Lawrence surprised her pal Kris Jenner with exactly what she wanted for Christmas this year. If you know J.Law, then you know she is obsessed with the Kardashians. When Jennifer filled in for Jimmy Kimmel on his late night show a few months ago, she got to interview Kim K. and the Hunger Games star did not hold back with her questioning. Jen’s love of Keeping Up with the Kardashians has led to a close friendship between J.Law and the Kardashian-Jenner momager.
In fact, J.Law got Kris the perfect gift. Kris shared it on Instagram with this caption, “My BFF #Jenniferlawrence asked me what I wanted for Christmas and of course, I said a Porsche, DUH. My girl didn’t disappoint. Thank you Jen I love you!!! #bffsforever #christmassurprise #jlaw #soexcited.” Um, where do we sign up to make this power duo a trio? Instead of getting Kris a full-sized car, Jen got her a mini! Surely all of Kris grandchildren will be excited to use it. Jennifer Lawrence was also a Christmas angel this year and spent Christmas Eve at Norton Children’s Hospital, visiting children for the fifth year in a row!
That’s all for this week’s installment of This Weekend in Pop Culture, stay tuned for a new one next Monday. Because while celebs may go stale, you can count on the gossip to always stay fresh.