Here's everything that's happened this past week in the wonderful world of Celebrity, in case you missed it! Feel free to comment on any of this week's "Star News", share some celebrity news you heard from this past week that didn't get a mention here, or at least show us some love if you read the post but have nothing to comment on by clicking on that little heart icon at the bottom of the post...
THIS WEEK’S BIGGEST HEADLINES:
- Amid cries from fans alleging pop singer BRITNEY SPEARS was being held against her will in a mental institution, the singer’s camp shared that previous statements about Spears going back into treatment recently as she deals with the stress of her father’s ongoing health battles were not entirely true. According to reports, Spears’s team held an intervention when it became apparent she was no longer taking her medications to control her Bipolar I disorder and they feared she was becoming a danger to herself. Spears has reportedly been in an in-patient facility since January but is not being “held against her will”.
- Daytime talk show host WENDY WILLIAMS fired her estranged husband KEVIN HUNTER from his role as executive producer of her talk show one week after serving him divorce papers. Hunter is no longer permitted in the building where Williams films her series, with passcodes and locks changed the same day he was let go. Williams is promptly working on getting on with her life, reportedly looking to purchase a brand new residence in New York City as she is about to move out of her sober living house.
- “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star JOE GIUDICE’s daughters have asked President DONALD TRUMP to help stop his deportation after Giudice’s deportation appeal was denied. Giudice, who was born in Italy, was sentenced to be deported after he served a sentence for tax evasion and fraud. Giudice was released last month.
CELEB-ADJACENT NEWS: Actress/”Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star LISA RINNA shared that her mother Lois was once attacked by the trailside serial killer DAVID CARPENTER and almost murdered. The attack occurred prior to Rinna’s birth; Rinna’s mother worked with Carpenter at the time she accepted a ride from him before he made an attempt on her life. She was saved when a military policeman saw them drive down a deserted road no one should be down and ended up saving her life. Carpenter was sentenced to 7 ½ years for that, later getting out of prison and going on to become a serial killer. Rinna’s mother, who didn’t talk about the incident until recently, was one of two victims who survived attacks by Carpenter, who is currently in prison but still swears his innocence.
WEDDINGS/MARRIAGES: Pop rock singer MICHELLE BRANCH married The Black Keys drummer PATRICK CARNEY at the Marigny Opera House in in New Orleans, Louisiana. The couple announced their engagement two years ago and they share 8 month-old son Rhys James (Branch is also mom to 13 year-old daughter Owen Isabelle from her first marriage). Famed chef ANDREW ZIMMERN was among the guests.
BREAK-UPS/DIVORCES: “Conan” sidekick/actor ANDY RICHTER and his actress wife SARAH THYRE announced they are divorcing after more than 20 years together. The couple are parents to 18 year-old son William and 12 year-old daughter Mercy… Pop singer ADELE has spilt from husband SIMON KONECKI after more than 7 years together. The couple are parents to 6 year-old son Angelo… Married actors SKYLAR ASTIN and ANNA CAMP have separated after 2 years of marriage. The reason for the split remains unclear… Actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS and her indie musician husband PHIL ELVERUM have split up after less than a year of marriage. The split was reportedly amicable and happened toward the beginning of the year.
LEGAL WOES: Actress LORI LOUGHLIN and her fashion designer husband MOSSIMO GIANNULLI both pled not guilty to charges stemming from the college admissions scandal. The couple are also now reportedly being audited by the IRS due to the scandal.
CELEBRITY FEUDS: British media personality PIERS MORGAN called model/”Lip Sync Battle” host CHRISSY TEIGEN “vile” after learning she was honored among Time’s 100 List for 2019.
BABY NEWS: Country singer KANE BROWN and his wife KATELYN BROWN announced they are expecting their first child together… “Today” co-anchor HODA KOTB announced that she adopted her second child, a girl, she named Hope Catherine. She is also mom to 2 year-old adopted daughter Hailey Joy.
THIS AND THAT: Actor JASON MOMOA shaved his beard… Actress CHARLIZE THERON revealed she is raising her 7 year-old child as a girl after her adopted son Jackson told her “I am not a boy” when he was 3 years-old. Theron adopted Jackson in 2012 and her second child, daughter August, in 2015.
HEALTH ISSUES: Pop singer/songwriter BEBE REXHA revealed she has been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder… Director/screenwriter JOHN SINGLETON suffered a stroke doctors have characterized as “mild”. Singleton checked himself into the hospital earlier in the week after experiencing pain in his leg. He is currently in the ICU.
DEATHS: Actress BIBI ANDERSSON, who won a BAFTA for best foreign actress for her type-defying roles in “Persona” and “Syskonbadd 1782”, and also starred in such films as “The Seventh Seal” and “Wild Strawberries”, died of unspecified cause. She was 83. Actress GEORGIA ENGEL, who costarred in the sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and also appeared in sitcoms such as “Coach”, “Everybody Loves Raymond”, and “Hot in Cleveland”, died of as-yet-unknown cause. She was 70… Actress SUSAN HARRISON, best known for costarring in the film “Sweet Smell of Success”, died of unspecified cause. She was 80… Novelist/playwright/poet WARREN ADLER, whose novels “The War of the Roses”, “Random Hearts”, and “The Sunset Gang” were among several of his works adapted into films and tv movies, died from complications of liver cancer. He was 91… Actor/former boxer BRADLEY WELSH, a former Aba Lightweight boxing champion who starred as gangland kingpin Doyle in “T2 Trainspotting”, died after reportedly being shot in the head on an Edinburgh West End neighborhood street. Police are treating the death as suspicious. He was 42… Actress MYA-LECIA NAYLOR, best known for starring in the BBC Children’s family shows “Millie Inbetween” and “Almost Never”, died of undisclosed cause after collapsing. She was 16.
Can you identify the tv shows based on one character's name?https://www.buzzfeed.com/hboston001/can-you-name-the-tv-show-from-a-single-character-f7q8o3nn8h?bfsource=bfocompareon&bfsource=bfocompareon
Here's everything that's happened this past week in the wonderful world of Celebrity, in case you missed it! Feel free to comment on any of this week's "Star News", share some celebrity news you heard from this past week that didn't get a mention here, or at least show us some love if you read the post but have nothing to comment on by clicking on that little heart icon at the bottom of the...