5 things to know this morning: Anthony Bourdain has died, Pippa Middleton confirms pregnancy, and Kat Von D sparks vaccination debate

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far.

1. Anthony Bourdain has died
CNN reports that chef, writer, and TV host Anthony Bourdain has been found dead of an apparent suicide. He was 61 years old. Read more >

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Anthony Bourdain, pictured in April, has died. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
Anthony Bourdain, pictured in April, has died. (Photo: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

2. Pippa Middleton confirms pregnancy
Make some room, Prince Louis. The younger sister of Kate Middleton confirmed in her fitness column that she and husband James Matthews are expecting their first child. Middleton plans to document her workouts for readers throughout the pregnancy. Read more >

Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding May 19. (Photo: CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Pippa Middleton at the royal wedding May 19. (Photo: CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images)

3. Kat Von D sparks vaccination controversy
Kat Von D’s announcement that she won’t vaccinate the baby boy she is expecting has prompted backlash from fans calling her “selfish” and accusing her of putting her child and others at risk. Read more >

I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice. Some good and some questionable – unsolicited none the less. I also was prepared for the backlash and criticism we would get if we decided to be open about our personal approach to our pregnancy. My own Father flipped out on me when I told him we decided to ditch our doctor and go with a midwife instead. If you don’t know what it’s like have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan. And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you – try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations. My point being: I already know what it’s like to make life choices that are not the same as the majority. So your negative comments are not going influence my choices – actual research and educating myself will – which i am diligently doing. This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey. Feel free to follow me on here if you like what I’m about – whether it’s tattooing, lipstick, Animal Rights, sobriety, feminism, ridiculous gothiness, black flower gardening, cats, or my adorable husband. But if you don’t dig a certain something about what I post, i kindly ask that you press the unfollow button and move the fuck on. So before anyone of you feel inspired to tell me how to do this, I would appreciate you keeping your unsolicited criticism to yourself. More importantly, for those who have amazing positive energy to send my way, I will gladly and graciously receive it with love! X

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4. Kim Kardashian talks Trump visit
Kim Kardashian called President Trump “compassionate” in a new interview with CNN’s Van Jones about her trip to the White House, which resulted in Trump’s commuting the prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson. She added that she was “starstruck” by the Oval Office and claimed that husband Kanye West’s support gives Trump “legitimacy.” Read more > 

5. A Vanderpump Rules engagement
Reality stars Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright of Vanderpump Rules fame have announced their engagement — and the ring could put an eye out. Read more >

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