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December 14, 2017
Jennifer Lopez
John Legend (right) and wife Chrissy Teigen
George Clooney

John Legend isn't worried about the social media frenzy surrounding his family.

The All of Me hitmaker, his wife, Chrissy Teigen, and their 19-month-old daughter, Luna, have always garnered attention from fans on social media who want to know what the family is up to. And since they announced last month that they would be welcoming a second child into the world next year, the attention has only heightened.

However, John has admitted that he doesn't mind having people interested in his family, as they are able to control what they share on apps like Twitter and Instagram, so it doesn't feel like an invasion of privacy.

He said: "I'm comfortable with it. I think we share what we want to share, and we don't share the things we don't want to share."

And the 38-year-old musician believes social media actually gives him "more control" over how his fans see his family, as he is able to "edit" what he shares with the world.

Speaking to People magazine, he added: "I think we're able to edit the way that we're presented in a way that actually gives us more control than previous eras.

"So some people are a little worried about social media in that way, but the positive side is that it gives you control over your own image and control over what you share with people."

Chrissy, 32, announced her pregnancy on Instagram last month when she posted an adorable video of Luna pointing at her mother's stomach.

The Lip Sync Battle host can be heard in the background asking, "Luna, what's in here?", while the young girl answers, "Baby!".

Chrissy jokingly captioned the video: "It's John's!"

Later, John teased his spouse with a comment on the video which read: "Maury will have the final word on this."

JJennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are "talking" about marriage.

The On The Floor hitmaker has been discussing tying the knot with her beau, and their kids Jennifer's nine-year-old twins, Max and Emme, and Alex's daughters, Natasha, 13, and Ella, nine are all for it.

A source told People magazine: "All the kids want Jennifer and Alex to get married. There are definitely talks about getting married, but Jennifer is old-school and will wait for the engagement ring before she entertains any wedding talk.

"They are very happy that all the kids get along and have accepted their new family. Jennifer feels Alex is her true soulmate and can't believe how happy she is with him. Alex smiles any time marriage comes up."

Meanwhile, Jennifer and Alex previously revealed how important it is to "understand" one another.

Alex said: "We are very much twins. We're both Leos; we're both from New York; we're both Latino and about 20 other things."

And Jennifer added: "I understand him in a way that I don't think anyone else could, and he understands me in a way that no one else could ever. In his 20s, he came into big success with the biggest baseball contract [at the time]. I had a number one movie and a number one album and made history. We both had ups and downs and challenges in our 30s, and by our 40s we'd both been through so much. And more importantly than anything, we had both done a lot of work on ourselves."

George Clooney once gifted 14 of his friends US$1 million each.

The Monuments Men star's best pal Rande Gerber has revealed how George once handed out the hefty sum of money to each of his closest friends as a thank you for helping him make it in Hollywood, and Rande remembers being shocked by the gift.

He recalled: "There's a group of guys that we call 'The Boys'. George had called me and 'The Boys', and said, 'Hey, mark September 27, 2013, on your calendar. Everyone's going to come to my house for dinner.' George begins to say, 'Listen, I want you guys to know how much you've meant to me and how much you mean to me in my life. I came to Los Angeles, I slept on your couch. I'm so fortunate in my life to have all of you, and I couldn't be where I am today without all of you. So, it was really important to me that while we're still all here together, that I give back. So I want you all to open your suitcases.'

"Every one of us 14 of us got a million dollars. Every single one of us. We're in shock. Like, what is this? He goes, 'I know we've all been through some hard times, some of you are still going through it. You don't have to worry about your kids, you don't have to worry about, you know, school, you don't have to worry about paying your mortgage.' One was working at a bar in Texas at the airport, trying just to support his family. Rides a bicycle to work every day. I mean these are guys that took care of George, and now he's giving it all back. And George said, 'Not only that, I have paid everyone's taxes so this million dollars is yours.'"

Rande initially refused the money, but George forced his hand to accept it, and so he decided to donate the money to charity.

He added to MSNBC's Headliners: "I pulled him aside and said, 'I absolutely am not taking this million dollars.' Immediately George goes, 'I'm just going to make one announcement. If Rande doesn't take the million dollars, nobody gets it.' ... This is who George is. That was September 27th, 2013. Now September 27th, 2014, he marries Amal. Now that's good karma right there."